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We have started to collect the most important news related to United States in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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United States: news

Hobbit sequel tops US box office

Monday, December 16th 2013, 12:19

The Hobbit sequel The Desolation of Smaug tops the US box office but takes less than the first Hobbit film on its opening weekend.
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Bon Jovi have biggest tour of 2013

Sunday, December 15th 2013, 22:26

US rock band Bon Jovi had the biggest international music tour of the year, according to Billboard magazine's 2013 rankings.
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US remembers Sandy Hook massacre

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 16:30
related places: Newtown, Sandy Hook

President Obama renews his call for tighter gun controls on the anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
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Saturday, December 14th 2013, 2:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: California

Chronic alcohol abuse was a factor in the death of a UK woman found in a California hospital stairwell 17 days after going missing, a US coroner says.
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VIDEO: Missing American 'not CIA employee'

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 1:37
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: White House

The White House has denied reports by the Associated Press news agency that an American ex-FBI agent, believed to have been held in Iran for seven years, was working for the CIA on an unapproved mission.
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Shooting in Colorado high school

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 1:17
related places: Denver, Colorado

A Colorado school student shot and wounded two other students, one seriously, before dying of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police say.
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US concern over North Korea purge

Friday, December 13th 2013, 23:09
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US says it is consulting regional allies after North Korea's "brutal" execution of a key political figure, and warns against "provocative acts".
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US judge approves credit card payout

Friday, December 13th 2013, 22:09

A US judge approves a $5.7bn (£3.5bn) class action settlement against credit card firms Visa and MasterCard.
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Levinson 'not US government worker'

Friday, December 13th 2013, 20:32
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: White House

The White House says the ex-FBI agent believed to have been held in Iran for the last seven years was not working for the US government at the time of his disappearance.
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Iran talks halted amid sanctions row

Friday, December 13th 2013, 19:56
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's delegation leaves talks on the implementation of a deal over its nuclear programme after the expansion of a US sanctions blacklist.
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US man held in 'suicide bomb plot'

Friday, December 13th 2013, 19:46
related places: Kansas

An avionics technician is arrested in the US state of Kansas and accused of planning to detonate a suicide car bomb at an airport, authorities say.
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Three stabbed after US football game

Friday, December 13th 2013, 17:03
related places: Denver

Police in Denver are investigating a fight outside an American football stadium in which at least three people were stabbed at the end of a game.
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Giant Spanish casino plan abandoned

Friday, December 13th 2013, 16:29
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

US casino operator Las Vegas Sands cancels a plan to create a huge casino complex, called Eurovegas, near Madrid.
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US captive in Iran said to be CIA

Friday, December 13th 2013, 14:49
related countries: Iran Iran

An ex-FBI agent believed held in Iran for the last seven years was working for the CIA on an unapproved mission, the Associated Press reports.
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VIDEO: Are schools in lockdown America overreacting?

Friday, December 13th 2013, 1:28
related places: America

The BBC has found that at least 130 US schools went into lockdown in a month because of a perceived threat. Is it panic - or preparedness?
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US House passes two-year budget deal

Friday, December 13th 2013, 1:17

The US House of Representatives approves a two-year federal budget bill with strong cross-party support, making another government shutdown less likely.
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VIDEO: Out of Africa and into American homes

Friday, December 13th 2013, 0:37
related places: Africa

Eliot Elisofon's photographs introduced American audiences to Africa's diverse cultures and magnificent landscapes in the second half of the 20th Century.
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Ford to hire 11,000 workers in 2014

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 22:55
related places: Ford, Asia

As part of its efforts to expand globally, Ford announces plans to hire 5,000 workers in the US and 6,000 workers in Asia in 2014.
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US woman guilty in cliff push death

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 21:38
related places: Montana

A woman in the US state of Montana pleads guilty to second-degree murder, admitting she shoved her husband off a cliff eight days into their marriage.
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US reconsiders phones on planes ban

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 21:26

The US communications agency has taken the first step toward lifting a ban on mobile phone calls during flights.
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12 Years leads Globe nominations

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 16:26
related places: Globe

Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave joins American Hustle as the frontrunner at this year's Golden Globe awards.
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Problem hits ISS cooling system

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 13:09

The US space agency is assessing a problem with one of two cooling systems aboard the International Space Station.
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Lawyer for 'Bin Laden doctor' flees

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 11:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A lawyer for the jailed Pakistani doctor who helped the US track down Osama Bin Laden has fled the country, a colleague and relatives say.
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Man Booker 2014 judges announced

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 11:02

Philosopher and writer AC Grayling chairs the 2014's Man Booker Prize judging panel, featuring an American literature professor as the competition opens up to writers from the United States.
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Asiana pilot 'stressed' by landing

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 7:09
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The pilot of a South Korean plane which crashed in the US was "stressed" landing without a key guidance system, an inquiry reveals.
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Olympics gives me purpose - White

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 6:54
related places: White

US snowboarder Shaun White says training for his bid to win a third Olympic title at the Sochi Games gives him "a lot of purpose".
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VIDEO: US and UK suspend Syria rebel aid

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 4:55
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US and UK have suspended all "non-lethal" support for rebels in northern Syria, but not humanitarian aid.
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US considers sanctions against Ukraine

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 4:39
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The US state department says it is considering all options, including sanctions, towards Ukraine after riot police moved in on protesters.
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Hilton raises $2.35bn via share sale

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 2:49

Hilton Worldwide raises $2.35bn (£1.4bn) through a share sale, making it the second-largest initial public offering (IPO) in the US this year.
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Senate aide held over child porn

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 0:36
related places: Republican

A top Republican senator's chief of staff is arrested on suspicion of possession and distribution of child pornography, the US authorities say.
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RBS fined $100m by US regulators

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 22:10
related countries: Burma Burma, Cuba Cuba, Iran Iran, Sudan Sudan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Royal Bank of Scotland is fined $100m by US regulators for violating US sanctions against Iran, Sudan, Burma, and Cuba.
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Dead US marine's 'heart missing'

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 21:50
related countries: Greece Greece

The parents of a dead US marine whose body was returned from Greece missing its heart sue the US Department of Defense and the Greek government.
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US and UK suspend Syria rebel aid

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 20:37
related countries: Syria Syria

The US and UK suspend "non-lethal assistance" to rebels in northern Syria - but not humanitarian aid - after an Islamist alliance seizes FSA bases.
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US healthcare enrolment 'triples'

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 16:50

Healthcare websites established under President Obama's health law enrolled twice as many people in November as the month before, the US says.
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US budget deal reached in Congress

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 14:31

An agreement is reached on the US budget to avoid another government shutdown, Republican and Democratic lawmakers say.
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Spy agencies 'track Google cookies'

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 14:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Snowden

The latest Snowden leak suggests US and UK cyberspies are taking advantage of Google's proprietary cookie technology to track suspects.
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Hopi masks to return to their tribe

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 14:17
related countries: France France
related places: Paris, Apache

A charity which bought 24 sacred Native American masks at a Paris auction is to return them to the Hopi and Apache tribes in the US.
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FirstGroup shuns Greyhound sell-off

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 9:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Greyhound

UK rail and bus firm FirstGroup has rejected a proposal from one of its shareholders, Sandell, to sell its US assets, including the Greyhound bus service.
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Stagecoach looks to US for expansion

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 8:31
related places: Stagecoach

Transport firm Stagecoach reports a small rise in half year profits and sees "significant potential" to expand in the US.
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First woman boss for General Motors

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 8:06

US car giant General Motors says Mary Barra, its product development chief, will become the next chief executive.
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VIDEO: Woman in the driving seat at GM

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 4:27

US car giant General Motors (GM) has named product development chief Mary Barra to the post of chief executive.
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Child 'training' book triggers backlash

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 1:55
related places: Why

Why a US book on child discipline has provoked a storm
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Supervolcano 'even more colossal'

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 1:36

The supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park in the United States is far larger than was previously thought, scientists report.
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VIDEO: Ultrasound scan using your phone

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 1:20

Medical students from the US have brought together a number of medical mobile phone applications to create a 10 minute physical examination, including and ultrasound scan and heart rate monitor.
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Movie captures Earth-Moon 'dance'

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 23:19
related places: Moon, Earth

The US space agency releases an extraordinary new movie of Earth and the Moon moving through space together.
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Several plead guilty to Paypal hack

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 22:47

Thirteen people plead guilty to disabling Paypal's servers in an attack that US authorities say was orchestrated by hacking collective Anonymous.
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Kerry defends Iran nuclear deal

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 21:56
related countries: Iran Iran

US Secretary of State John Kerry defends the six-month nuclear deal with Iran before a sceptical panel of congressmen.
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US bank wants 'Bitcoin-like' scheme

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 20:39

US bank JP Morgan Chase files for a US patent to develop a payment system using "virtual cash", similar to emerging currency Bitcoin.
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Obama-Castro handshake 'unplanned'

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 20:30
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: White House

The handshake between US President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's memorial service was unplanned, the White House says.
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US actress guilty in ricin case

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 20:24
related places: Texas

A Texas actress pleads guilty to sending ricing-laced letters in the post to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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US regulators ban risky trades

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 20:01

Five US agencies pass the landmark 'Volcker rule', which is designed to curb banks' riskier trading activities.
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Winter storm hits US east coast

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 18:46

US federal government offices in Washington DC and schools in many cities are closed as the east coast braces for a snow storm.
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Obama takes selfie at Mandela event

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 17:01
related countries: Denmark Denmark, United Kingdom United Kingdom

US President Barack Obama, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark's PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt take an impromptu "selfie" at the memorial for Nelson Mandela
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US urges China to release Liu Xiaobo

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 10:02
related countries: China China

US Secretary of State John Kerry urges China to release Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, five years after the activist was detained.
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Garth Brooks to go on world tour

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 9:39

US country singer Garth Brooks is to embark on a world tour, more than 10 years after he last hit the road.
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VIDEO: Snow and freezing temperatures in US

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 5:02

A deadly winter storm has caused several deaths in the US and is keeping much of the country blanketed in ice and snow.
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US Senate votes to ban plastic guns

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 0:47

The US Senate approves a 10-year extension of a ban on all-plastic guns but rejects tougher restrictions called for by gun-control advocates.
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US to fly AU peacekeepers into CAR

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 0:22
related countries: Burundi Burundi, Central African Republic Central African Republic

The US military is to help fly African Union peacekeeping troops from Burundi into the Central African Republic, officials say.
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US Federal Reserve turns 100

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 0:10

A short history of the world's most important central bank
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VIDEO: Inside the US Federal Reserve

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 0:10

Simon Jack looks around the US central bank, the Federal Reserve, as it turns 100 this month.
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US Treasury lost $10bn on GM bailout

Monday, December 9th 2013, 23:22

The US Treasury sells its remaining shares of General Motors, leaving it with a $10bn loss on the bailout of the car maker.
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US and UK 'spy on virtual games'

Monday, December 9th 2013, 22:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US and British spies infiltrated online fantasy games in an effort to identify terrorist threats, according to media reports.
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Newman: Korea apology 'under duress'

Monday, December 9th 2013, 22:13
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The 85-year-old US citizen held in North Korea for more than a month, Merrill Newman, says his videotaped confession was given under duress.
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Sacred Hopi artefacts sold in Paris

Monday, December 9th 2013, 16:21
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Sacred artefacts from the Hopi native American tribe go under the hammer at a Paris auction, despite US objections.
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World's largest airline created

Monday, December 9th 2013, 16:21

American Airlines and US Airways complete their long awaited merger to launch the world's biggest airline.
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US defence chief meets Pakistan PM

Monday, December 9th 2013, 12:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Monday

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel holds talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad.
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Frozen snowballs Hunger Games in US

Monday, December 9th 2013, 10:40

Disney animation Frozen topples Hunger Games: Catching Fire on the US box office chart in its second week of release.
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Joel 'overwhelmed' by Kennedy honour

Monday, December 9th 2013, 10:23
related places: Kennedy, Washington

US singer Billy Joel says it is "a little overwhelming" to be one of the five recipients of this year's Kennedy Center honours in Washington.
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Tech firms seek surveillance reform

Monday, December 9th 2013, 8:59

Eight leading technology firms including Google and Facebook call for "wide-scale changes" to US government surveillance.
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US veteran aims to be Afghan sole trader

Monday, December 9th 2013, 0:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US veteran and his flip-flop factory for Afghanistan
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VIDEO: US gripped by winter storm

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 5:32

A deadly winter storm has left a trail of ice and snow across the United States.
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US citizen home after N Korea ordeal

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 19:16
related countries: North Korea North Korea

US citizen Merrill Newman arrives in San Francisco after being released by North Korea after more than a month in detention there.
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VIDEO: US citizen released by N Korea

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 11:28
related countries: North Korea North Korea

US citizen Merrill Newman has been deported from North Korea following more than a month in detention there.
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US power 'underpins Iran diplomacy'

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 7:58
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Gulf

Diplomacy with Iran over its nuclear programme must be backed by military power, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel tells Gulf leaders.
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American becomes unlikely new star on Arabs Got Talent

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 1:30
related places: Arab

The American contestant who has taken Arab talent show by storm
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US jobless rate hits five-year low

Friday, December 6th 2013, 19:10

The US unemployment rate fell to a five-year low of 7% in November as firms created 203,000 new jobs, latest figures show.
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Hopper work sells for record $40m

Friday, December 6th 2013, 11:34

A Depression era view of New Jersey by Edward Hopper sells for $40m (£24.4m), setting an auction record for the US artist.
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Biden urges Seoul-Tokyo co-operation

Friday, December 6th 2013, 9:22
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul, Asia

US Vice-President Joe Biden urges Japan and South Korea to improve ties, amid tensions over China's air zone and North Korea.
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VIDEO: Mandela 'way ahead of the curve'

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 22:32

In the course of making a two-part BBC profile of Nelson Mandela, David Dimbleby spoke to a number of leading figures who knew Mandela well, including former US President Bill Clinton
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JP Morgan in cyber hack warning

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 21:02

JP Morgan Chase is warning 465,000 holders of pre-paid cash cards issued by the US bank that their personal data may have been hacked.
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US teacher shot dead in Libya

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 20:43
related countries: Libya Libya

An American teacher is gunned down by unknown assailants while jogging in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, local officials say.
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US fast-food workers in strike

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 20:19

Fast-food workers in several cities across the US stage a 24-hour strike in protest against low wages.
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Wife 'live-tweets' husband's death

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 19:56

A US woman live-tweeted reports of a fatal car crash, only to find out her husband had been killed in the accident, according to US media.
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Russian diplomats in US fraud case

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 19:55
related countries: Russia Russia

Dozens of Russian diplomats spent a fortune on luxury goods and holidays in a $1.5m benefits fraud spanning almost a decade, US prosecutors say.
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In pictures: Ford Mustang

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 17:20

Ford Mustang and the history of US muscle cars
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GM withdraws Chevrolet from Europe

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 17:17
related places: Chevrolet, Vauxhall

US car giant General Motors plans to withdraw its Chevrolet brand from Europe and concentrate more on its Opel and Vauxhall brands.
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US economy grows faster than thought

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 13:52

The US economy grew at an annual pace of 3.6% in the third quarter of the year, revised figures show.
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Sundance sees comedy stars go serious

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 12:11

Former Saturday Night Live regular Kristen Wiig and Girls creator Lena Dunham are among the US comedy stars who will be seen in a more serious guise at next year's Sundance Film Festival.
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Biden in 'direct' China zone talks

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 9:48
related countries: China China

The US and China had "very direct" talks about China's new air defence identification zone, says US Vice-President Joe Biden.
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One Direction make US chart history

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 9:29

The boy band become the only group to have their first three albums go to number one in their opening week in the US.
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VIDEO: On board US navy ship amid China row

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 9:29
related countries: China China, Japan Japan

With China and the US at least in dialogue to ease new tension over the new East China Sea air defence zone, what has been the operational impact for US military deployments in the region?
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AUDIO: 'Jumbled up' tongue twister most difficult

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 8:51

Dr Shattuck-Hufnagel, an American psychologist, discusses what makes tongue twisters so difficult.
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VIDEO: Fast food workers in pay protest

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 8:06

US workers in the fast food industry are planning a wave of strikes demanding pay of $15 per hour, a day after President Obama called the growing gap between the rich and poor the "defining challenge of our time".
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Obama: US must fix 'unequal economy'

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 3:27

President Barack Obama calls for government action to remedy what he describes as profound income inequality and a lack of social mobility in the US.
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Not guilty plea in US teacher murder

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 1:42

A student in the US state of Massachusetts who is accused of killing his maths teacher pleads not guilty to murder, rape and robbery.
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Rockwell painting in record sale

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 21:51
related places: New York

A Normal Rockwell painting sells for $46m (£28m) in New York, a new record for a piece of American art sold at auction.
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Martin Bashir resigns from MSNBC

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 21:43

Martin Bashir resigns from liberal US news and chat network MSNBC after "offensive" remarks about former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
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US trade gap narrows in October

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 20:28

The US trade gap narrowed in October, according to official figures, while in a separate report the Federal Reserve says the economy is growing at a "modest to moderate rate".
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Biden urges Chinese to test leaders

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 15:21
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing, Asia

US Vice-President Joe Biden begins a high-profile trip to China by encouraging people to "challenge the government".
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McQueen wins best director honour

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 8:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British film-maker Steve McQueen is named best director for 12 Years a Slave by the New York Critics Circle, while American Hustle wins best film.
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