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Winds stoke California’s largest fire as blazes scorch US West
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Winds stoke California’s largest fire as blazes scorch US West

20 hours ago 8,645 Views 4 Comments

The blaze had already levelled at least 16 houses and other structures

Oregon wildfire: Biggest inferno in US is now larger than the city of Los Angeles
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Oregon wildfire: Biggest inferno in US is now larger than the city of Los Angeles

Jul 20th 2021, 7:41 AM 13,839 Views 6 Comments

The blaze has prompted over 2,100 evacuations and destroyed 67 homes.

Confederate statue removed from pedestal in Charlottesville
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Confederate statue removed from pedestal in Charlottesville

Jul 10th 2021, 4:56 PM 18,365 Views 68 Comments

Taking down the monument of General Robert E Lee follows years of contention and litigation.

Biden says US war in Afghanistan will end on 31 August
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Biden says US war in Afghanistan will end on 31 August

Jul 8th 2021, 10:43 PM 10,839 Views 22 Comments

The US is seeking to end a war that has lasted nearly 20 years.

US and Russia agree to let ambassadors return to their host countries
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US and Russia agree to let ambassadors return to their host countries

Updated Jun 16th 2021, 8:20 PM 15,931 Views 12 Comments

Tense relations between the US and Russia led ambassadors to return home earlier this year.

Texas police seek two suspects over mass shooting
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Texas police seek two suspects over mass shooting

Jun 13th 2021, 7:44 AM 26,028 Views 18 Comments

A total of 14 people were wounded in the incident in Austin.

US fisherman: 'I was swallowed by humpback whale but lived to tell the tale'
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US fisherman: 'I was swallowed by humpback whale but lived to tell the tale'

Jun 12th 2021, 1:30 PM 37,935 Views 22 Comments

Michael Packard’s beyond-belief big fish yarn began when he was diving for lobster off the coast of the northeastern state of Massachusetts.

US to buy 500 million Pfizer vaccines to share with lower income countries
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US to buy 500 million Pfizer vaccines to share with lower income countries

Jun 9th 2021, 10:30 PM 12,828 Views 20 Comments

The US has faced mounting pressure to outline its global vaccine sharing plan.

Second night of protests in Minneapolis over fatal shooting of man by US marshals
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Second night of protests in Minneapolis over fatal shooting of man by US marshals

Jun 5th 2021, 12:17 PM 25,612 Views 24 Comments

Winston Boogie Smith Jr died on Thursday night in Minneapolis.

Joe Biden announces international Covid-19 vaccine sharing plan
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Joe Biden announces international Covid-19 vaccine sharing plan

Jun 3rd 2021, 8:27 PM 12,303 Views 7 Comments

The US has said it plans to share 80 million vaccine doses globally by the end of this month.

Denmark accused of helping US to spy on European leaders
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Denmark accused of helping US to spy on European leaders

May 31st 2021, 1:05 PM 16,729 Views 14 Comments

The Danish Defence Intelligence Service allegedly helped the US National Security Agency from 2012 to 2014.

Biden sets out plan for six trillion dollar budget with plans to tax corporations and the wealthy
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Biden sets out plan for six trillion dollar budget with plans to tax corporations and the wealthy

May 29th 2021, 7:51 AM 20,659 Views 44 Comments

The plan is aimed at stopping US debt spinning out of control and includes protections for the poor.

Nine killed by employee in California rail yard mass shooting
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Nine killed by employee in California rail yard mass shooting

Updated May 27th 2021, 9:20 AM 49,954 Views 29 Comments

The shooting took place at a light rail facility in San Jose.

US to reopen Jerusalem consulate and upgrade Palestinian ties
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US to reopen Jerusalem consulate and upgrade Palestinian ties

May 25th 2021, 8:18 PM 14,739 Views 8 Comments

The US secretary of state Antony Blinken, who is on a tour of the region, has pledged to aid Gaza without helping Hamas.

George Floyd’s family joins rally on anniversary of his murder
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George Floyd’s family joins rally on anniversary of his murder

May 24th 2021, 4:13 PM 7,419 Views 4 Comments

The event was one of several planned across the US.

US expands use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to include adolescents
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US expands use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to include adolescents

May 11th 2021, 7:07 AM 12,593 Views 25 Comments

Doses could be administered to 12- to 15-year-olds as soon as Thursday.

Seven dead after shooting at Colorado birthday party
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Seven dead after shooting at Colorado birthday party

May 10th 2021, 7:06 AM 43,944 Views 32 Comments

The suspected shooter was the boyfriend of a female victim at the party attended by friends, family and children.

Girl arrested over shooting of three people at Idaho school
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Girl arrested over shooting of three people at Idaho school

May 7th 2021, 7:23 AM 38,241 Views 43 Comments

Nobody was killed in the incident.

Warren Buffett names Greg Abel as successor at Berkshire Hathaway
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Warren Buffett names Greg Abel as successor at Berkshire Hathaway

May 4th 2021, 12:30 PM 17,532 Views 15 Comments

Buffett currently ranks as the world’s sixth richest person with wealth of $103.7 billion.

President Joe Biden to travel to UK and Belgium in June
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President Joe Biden to travel to UK and Belgium in June

Apr 23rd 2021, 4:52 PM 12,885 Views 18 Comments

Biden will attend the G7 Summit in Cornwall before travelling to Brussels for the NATO summit.

'Proven winner' Caitlyn Jenner says she will run for governor of California
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'Proven winner' Caitlyn Jenner says she will run for governor of California

Apr 23rd 2021, 4:36 PM 26,366 Views 0 Comments

Democratic governor Gavin Newsom is facing a likely recall election this year.

As the jury reaches a decision, Joe Biden says he's 'praying for the right verdict' in Derek Chauvin trial
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As the jury reaches a decision, Joe Biden says he's 'praying for the right verdict' in Derek Chauvin trial

Updated Apr 20th 2021, 8:55 PM 36,277 Views 0 Comments

The verdict will be read in a Minneapolis courtroom at 9.30pm Irish time.

Murder case against ex-police officer Derek Chauvin over George Floyd death goes to jury
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Murder case against ex-police officer Derek Chauvin over George Floyd death goes to jury

Updated Apr 19th 2021, 11:00 PM 34,580 Views 0 Comments

The 45-year-old former police officer is charged with the murder of George Floyd.

US and China reach agreement ahead of climate summit
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US and China reach agreement ahead of climate summit

Apr 18th 2021, 8:00 AM 11,852 Views 16 Comments

The countries said they are “committed to cooperating with each other and with other countries to tackle the climate crisis”.

Joe Biden to lift Donald Trump’s cap on refugees amid criticism
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Joe Biden to lift Donald Trump’s cap on refugees amid criticism

Apr 17th 2021, 10:19 AM 16,453 Views 16 Comments

The latest move gets rid of Trump’s restrictions on resettlements from Somalia, Syria and Yemen to the US.

Derek Chauvin pleads the fifth and will not testify in his own defence in George Floyd murder trial
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Derek Chauvin pleads the fifth and will not testify in his own defence in George Floyd murder trial

Updated Apr 15th 2021, 4:08 PM 38,265 Views 0 Comments

“I will invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege today,” Chauvin told the trial.

US climate envoy John Kerry travels to China ahead of global summit
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US climate envoy John Kerry travels to China ahead of global summit

Apr 14th 2021, 8:06 AM 6,586 Views 21 Comments

The first major international climate discussions by a US leader in more than four years will take place later this month.

'Unacceptable': Family of George Floyd and Daunte Wright demand end to police brutality
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'Unacceptable': Family of George Floyd and Daunte Wright demand end to police brutality

Apr 14th 2021, 7:46 AM 5,493 Views 0 Comments

Wright was shot dead during a traffic stop by a police officer who apparently confused her handgun with her taser

EU pledges support for Ukraine amid Russian military buildup along borders
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EU pledges support for Ukraine amid Russian military buildup along borders

Apr 5th 2021, 12:30 PM 20,816 Views 55 Comments

The Kremlin did not deny the recent troop movements, but insisted that Moscow was “not threatening anyone”.

Shop worker tells US court about receiving counterfeit bank note from George Floyd
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Shop worker tells US court about receiving counterfeit bank note from George Floyd

Mar 31st 2021, 10:30 PM 31,582 Views 0 Comments

Christopher Martin said that as he stood on the kerb a short time later watching Floyd’s arrest, he felt “disbelief — and guilt”.

Officer in George Floyd case gave onlookers a ‘cold’ stare, US court hears
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Officer in George Floyd case gave onlookers a ‘cold’ stare, US court hears

Mar 30th 2021, 10:00 PM 23,229 Views 0 Comments

“He just stared at us, looked at us. He had like this cold look, heartless. He didn’t care,” Darnella Frazier said in testimony.

Ireland among UN Security Council members calling for meeting over North Korean missile launches
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Ireland among UN Security Council members calling for meeting over North Korean missile launches

Mar 27th 2021, 9:13 AM 8,310 Views 41 Comments

Diplomats said yesterday that France, Estonia, Ireland, Norway and Britain asked for a closed-door meeting of the council to be held on Tuesday.

North Korea confirms missile tests as Biden warns of response
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North Korea confirms missile tests as Biden warns of response

Mar 26th 2021, 8:58 AM 18,136 Views 32 Comments

Pyongyang is pushing to bolster the country’s military power.

At least five dead as tornadoes lash Alabama and Georgia
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At least five dead as tornadoes lash Alabama and Georgia

Mar 26th 2021, 7:10 AM 14,773 Views 11 Comments

Authorities say the twister cut a diagonal path through rural areas, which likely kept the death toll from being higher.

AstraZeneca may have used outdated information in trial – US health officials
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AstraZeneca may have used outdated information in trial – US health officials

Mar 23rd 2021, 8:20 AM 25,339 Views 24 Comments

AstraZeneca reported on Monday that its Covid-19 vaccine provided strong protection among adults of all ages in a long-anticipated US study,

Biden says US will hit 100 million vaccine target weeks ahead of schedule
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Biden says US will hit 100 million vaccine target weeks ahead of schedule

Mar 19th 2021, 7:38 AM 14,250 Views 25 Comments

The US President promised to unveil a new vaccination target next week.

US progressives urge liberal Supreme Court justice to retire at 82
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US progressives urge liberal Supreme Court justice to retire at 82

Mar 18th 2021, 9:55 AM 23,027 Views 19 Comments

Liberals want Stephen Breyer to quit so they can nominate a like-minded successor while they still control the nomination process.

Minneapolis to pay $27 million to settle lawsuit from family of George Floyd
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Minneapolis to pay $27 million to settle lawsuit from family of George Floyd

Mar 12th 2021, 8:02 PM 22,605 Views 33 Comments

Floyd’s death last year sparked protests in Minneapolis and elsewhere around the world.

US Congress approves Covid-19 relief package, giving green light to stimulus checks of up to $1,400
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US Congress approves Covid-19 relief package, giving green light to stimulus checks of up to $1,400

Mar 10th 2021, 8:10 PM 8,499 Views 25 Comments

The $1.9 trillion plan was approved today in the US.

Third woman accuses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of offensive behaviour
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Third woman accuses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of offensive behaviour

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:15 AM 18,816 Views 23 Comments

The politician earlier acknowledged he had teased people about their personal lives in an attempt to be “playful” and funny.

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