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Redford to produce Watergate doc

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 10:57
related places: Hollywood, Watergate

Hollywood star Robert Redford is to produce a documentary about Watergate, more than 30 years after he appeared in a film about the US political scandal.
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VIDEO: US shooting: 'People hid behind desks'

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 9:51
related places: Oakland

Oakland police chief Howard Jordan has said the first officers to enter the Californian college where a gunman killed seven people found students and teachers hiding behind desks in locked rooms.
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VIDEO: Injured UK yacht sailors reach US

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 3:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: California

Two British crew members injured during the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race have safely arrived in California following a dramatic rescue.
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Luxury conference sparks sackings

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 2:22
related places: Las Vegas

A senior US government official resigns after it emerges her agency spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a training conference near Las Vegas.
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Obama takes aim at Supreme Court

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 1:59

US President Barack Obama warns that a rejection of his healthcare reform by the US Supreme Court would amount to "judicial activism".
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Obama in US-Canada-Mexico talks

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 1:36
related countries: Canada Canada, Mexico Mexico
related places: White House

Combating drugs and reducing trade barriers dominate a one-day summit between the leaders of the US, Canada and Mexico at the White House.
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US obesity 'higher than thought'

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 23:44

The obesity problem in the US may be much worse than previously thought, according to researchers.
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When WNBA stars met a KGB spy: Spartak Vidnoje's story

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 23:17
related countries: Russia Russia

When WNBA stars met a wealthy former Russian spy
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Canada bank in 'wash sales fraud'

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 22:35
related countries: Canada Canada

Royal Bank of Canada, one of the country's largest banks, is accused of "multi-hundred million dollar" fraud over derivatives trading by a US regulator.
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Mexico cartel boss jailed in US

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 19:39

Benjamin Arellano Felix, one of the world's most powerful cartel bosses in the 1990s, is sentenced to 25 years in prison by a US judge.
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'Warhol sketch' in US garage sale

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 19:20

A collector who bought a £3 batch of paintings in a US garage sale finds what is believed to be an original Andy Warhol sketch worth more than £1m among them.
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US releases 1940 pre-WWII census

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 15:46

The US National Archives releases millions of records from the 1940 census, providing a snapshot of American lives on the eve of major social change.
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VIDEO: Violence mars US basketball game

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 13:19
related places: Louisville, Kentucky

Violence broke out as fans in the US celebrated the University of Kentucky's win over arch rivals Louisville in their NCAA Final Four men's basketball match-up.
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Scruggs remembered in Nashville

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 11:52
related places: Nashville, Sunday

More than 2,000 mourners pay tribute to pioneering US banjo musician Earl Scruggs on Sunday at his public funeral in Nashville.
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Coast Guard rescues yacht Britons

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 10:12
related places: Pacific

Two British sailors, among four injured during a round the world yacht race, are transferred off the vessel in the Pacific by the US Coast Guard.
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Hunger Games appetite continues

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 9:32

Action movie Hunger Games remains at the top of the US box office for the second week following its record-breaking debut.
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Swift wins US country music prize

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 9:02

Taylor Swift wins entertainer of the year for the second year running at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
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Australia woos skilled US workers

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 7:26
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia plans to make it easier for US construction workers to move to Australia by changing assessment rules.
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Italy football legend dies in US

Sunday, April 1st 2012, 22:57
related places: Florida

Former Italy football international Giorgio Chinaglia, who played for Lazio and New York Cosmos, dies aged 65 at his home in Florida.
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VIDEO: Hunt on for Mega Millions winners

Sunday, April 1st 2012, 7:55

The search is on in the US for the winners of the world's biggest ever lottery jackpot - $640m (£400m).
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VIDEO: Search is on for US lottery winners

Saturday, March 31st 2012, 21:53

The search is on for the winners of the £400m US lottery jackpot.
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Search on for US lottery winners

Saturday, March 31st 2012, 16:59

The search is on in the US for the winners of the world's biggest lottery jackpot - $640m (£400m) - with three tickets announced as sharing the prize.
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VIDEO: US winner for biggest lottery draw

Saturday, March 31st 2012, 9:51
related places: Maryland

At least one ticket - bought in Maryland - is a winner in the $640m (£400m) Mega Millions lottery, officials say, after the biggest jackpot in history.
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Winner for $640m US lottery draw

Saturday, March 31st 2012, 5:18

At least one ticket - bought in Maryland - is a winner in the $640m (£400m) Mega Millions lottery, officials say, after the biggest jackpot in history.
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US to tighten squeeze on Iran oil

Saturday, March 31st 2012, 0:50
related countries: Iran Iran

Barack Obama approves fresh sanctions on foreign banks still involved in the trading of Iranian oil, saying there are enough alternative supplies.
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VIDEO: Queues as lottery fever grips US

Friday, March 30th 2012, 20:50

Americans gripped by lottery fever ahead of the record draw with the jackpot of more than $500million have been buying tickets around the country.
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Weed-growing shop in US capital

Friday, March 30th 2012, 20:35
related places: White House

A shop selling equipment to grow cannabis at home opens its first US East Coast outlet in Washington DC, just a few miles from the White House.
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US credit firms in breach warning

Friday, March 30th 2012, 20:11

Visa, Mastercard and Discover warn that details of credit card holders' personal information could be at risk after a security breach.
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Ford to invest $1.3bn in Mexico

Friday, March 30th 2012, 19:42
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Hermosillo, Ford

US car giant Ford announces a $1.3bn investment in its plant in the Mexican town of Hermosillo, creating 1,000 jobs.
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Mitt Romney backed by budget hawk

Friday, March 30th 2012, 19:27

A US Republican at the forefront of efforts to cut government spending becomes the latest big endorsement for presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
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VIDEO: 'Batman' pulled over by US police

Friday, March 30th 2012, 14:40
related places: Maryland

One crimefighter confronted another in this video of a traffic incident. A man was pulled over dressed as Batman in Montgomery County, Maryland.
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UK-US extradition overhaul urged

Friday, March 30th 2012, 10:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britons are losing confidence in the UK's extradition arrangements with the US and big changes are needed to restore public faith, MPs say.
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VIDEO: Is Mega Millions jackpot too big?

Friday, March 30th 2012, 7:08

The prize in a US lottery has reached $540m (£340m) and organisers say this is the biggest lottery jackpot in history.
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Exxon loses crown to PetroChina

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 20:31

US oil giant Exxon Mobil loses its crown as the world's biggest listed producer of oil to PetroChina, figures suggest.
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Arab states back Syria peace plan

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 20:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria
related places: Baghdad, Arab

Arab League states call for the immediate implementation of a plan to end a year of violence in Syria as Syria's president says he backs the plan.
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US militia men admit gun charge

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 16:41
related places: Michigan

The leader of the Michigan-based Hutaree militia, David Stone, and his son, plead guilty to illegally possessing a machine gun.
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VIDEO: What would you do with $500m?

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 16:06

Lottery fever has swept the United States, where the Mega Millions jackpot has reached an all-time record of $500m (£314m).
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US Q4 GDP growth confirmed at 3%

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 12:42

The US economy grew at an annualised rate of 3% in the fourth quarter of 2011, government figures have confirmed.
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Ferrell to make Anchorman sequel

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 9:10

Will Ferrell is to make a follow-up to 2004 comic film Anchorman, the star has confirmed on US television.
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VIDEO: Youth jailed for Florida murders

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 5:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Florida

An American teenager has begun a double life sentence for the murders of two British tourists in Florida last April.
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Youth guilty of Florida murders

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 2:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Florida

An American teenager is found guilty of the first degree murder of two British tourists in Florida.
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Pope criticises US Cuba embargo

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 2:23
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Pope Benedict XVI criticises the 50-year-old US trade embargo on Cuba and calls for greater rights as he ends his visit to the island.
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Key Republican backs Mitt Romney

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 2:22

Florida senator and conservative favourite Marco Rubio endorses Mitt Romney in the race for the US Republican presidential nomination.
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US brothers in arms join Syria fight

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 0:55
related countries: Syria Syria

How two Syrian-American brothers joined the anti-Assad rebels
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VIDEO: China policeman 'sought UK talks'

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 23:01
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The policeman at the centre of a major Chinese political scandal sought talks with UK officials hours before he fled to a US mission, the BBC has learnt.
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US durable goods orders rise 2.2%

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 20:54
related places: February

Orders for durable goods in the US rose by 2.2% in February, recovering partly from a sharp drop in January, the Commerce Department says.
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Obama health law hangs in balance

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 20:47

The US Supreme Court has heard final arguments on President Obama's healthcare law, debating whether the law can stand if a key provision is struck down.
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Price of oil dips on reserve talk

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 19:19

The price of oil falls as a number of key nations discuss releasing reserves to increase supplies and US inventories jump.
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'No sign' of US pilot's breakdown

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 18:25

A flight captain who was restrained after an apparent mental breakdown in mid-air gave no indication he might pose a risk, his airline says.
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US confirms North Korea aid halt

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 17:13
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

The United States announces that it is suspending food aid to North Korea in light of Pyongyang's plans for a missile launch next month.
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VIDEO: US full face transplant 'success'

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 15:24

US doctors have carried out what they say is the most extensive face transplant ever performed, by giving a man a new jaw, teeth and tongue.
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China policeman 'sought UK talks'

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 13:57
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The policeman at the centre of a major Chinese political scandal sought talks with UK officials hours before he fled to a US mission, the BBC learns.
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Face transplant man 'doing well'

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 11:35

An American man who received a full-face transplant is recovering well, according to the medical team that carried out the operation.
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FBI licenses Unreal games engine

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 11:34

The Unreal computer games engines is being licensed to the FBI and other US government agencies to aid training.
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US full face transplant 'success'

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 10:52

US doctors have carried out what they say is the most extensive face transplant ever performed, by giving a man a new jaw, teeth and tongue.
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'Bomb' cry forces Texas landing

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 8:44
related places: Texas, New York, Las Vegas

A flight from New York to Las Vegas makes an emergency landing in Texas after the captain began yelling about a bomb, passengers say.
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iPad refunds offered in Australia

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 8:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia
related places: Apple

US technology firm Apple offers to refund Australian customers who felt misled about the 4G capabilities of the new iPad.
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Fans embrace Susan Boyle musical

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 7:36
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Newcastle

A musical based on the life of singer Susan Boyle receives its premiere in Newcastle, with fans travelling from as far as Australia and the US to attend.
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Australia coy on US spy base plan

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 7:30
related countries: Australia Australia, India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

Australia plays down a report it plans to allow a US air base on islands in the Indian Ocean, calling such a move "down the track".
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Hutaree sedition charge dropped

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 21:27
related places: Michigan

Seven members of a US militia based in Michigan are acquitted of charges of sedition and conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction.
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Obama healthcare mandate on trial

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 21:18

Conservative US Supreme Court justices sharply question whether the US government has the power to make Americans buy medical coverage.
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US house prices continue to fall

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 15:02

US house prices continued to fall in January, but at a slower pace than in the previous month, a closely-watched survey suggests.
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Medvedev blasts Romney comments

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 14:51
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Romney

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev tells US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney to "use his head", after he branded Russia the "number one foe" to the US.
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Mad Men scores record US ratings

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 10:55

The new series of Mad Men is greeted with the highest ever ratings for the show in the US.
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US celebrity hacker pleads guilty

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 8:46

A US man pleads guilty to hacking into the email accounts of stars such as Scarlett Johansson and sending nude photos to celebrity websites.
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Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 6:48
related countries: France France

Dominique Strauss-Kahn's legal fight in France and the US
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Crowds seek Florida teen justice

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 1:14
related places: Florida

Thousands of people gather in Florida one month after an unarmed black youth was shot dead, calling for the prosecution of the man who pulled the trigger.
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US high court weighs healthcare

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 1:08

The US Supreme Court begins a politically explosive hearing on the legality of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform.
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Chocolate 'may keep people slim'

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 1:02

People who eat chocolate regularly tend to be thinner than those eating it occasionally, suggests US research looking at diet, calorie intake and body mass index.
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Bernanke comments rally US stocks

Monday, March 26th 2012, 22:25

US stocks finish higher after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke hints the US central bank will keep in place its supportive monetary policy.
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'Pink slime' production on hold

Monday, March 26th 2012, 22:15

The US maker of "pink slime", Beef Products Inc, says it will suspend production at three plants until public opposition to the product dies down.
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Obama in unguarded missile remark

Monday, March 26th 2012, 17:39
related countries: Russia Russia

US President Obama is caught on television cameras making unguarded comments to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
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US stops tariff cut for Argentina

Monday, March 26th 2012, 17:23
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The US suspends preferential tariffs for Argentina, saying the country has failed to pay penalties it owes US companies.
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Detained US soldier's wife speaks

Monday, March 26th 2012, 15:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The wife of the US soldier accused of killing 17 Afghan civilians says he loves children and the charges against him are "unbelievable".
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Iraq return for US murder victim

Monday, March 26th 2012, 13:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq

An Iraqi-American woman who died in a suspected racial attack is to be flown back to Iraq for burial, a Muslim leader says.
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US-China accord on N Korea launch

Monday, March 26th 2012, 13:28
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: White House

China and the US will co-ordinate their response to a controversial North Korean rocket launch, the White House says, as Korea tensions rise.
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VIDEO: Syrian American artist's vision

Monday, March 26th 2012, 4:24
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian American artist Diana Al-Hadid tells BBC News how she is looking back at her roots and trying to reconnect with her own identity.
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Hunger Games sets US film record

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 20:03

Action film The Hunger Games takes $155 million in its opening weekend, the biggest tally ever for a film that is not a sequel.
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VIDEO: Mexicans join Pope for Mass

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 17:06
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Silao, Pope

Pope Benedict XVI has held an open-air Mass in the central Mexican city of Silao on his first visit to the Latin American country.
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Afghan massacre families' payout

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 12:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The families of Afghan civilians allegedly killed in a shooting spree by a US soldier are given compensation from the US military.
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Obama warns N Korea over launch

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 11:25
related countries: North Korea North Korea

US President Barack Obama warns North Korea its planned long-range missile launch will achieve nothing and increase its isolation.
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Obama visits tense Koreas border

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 10:09
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: North

US President Barack Obama visits the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) separating the Koreas, amid rising tensions over a planned rocket launch by the North.
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Santorum wins Louisiana primary

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 8:36
related places: Republican, Louisiana

Rick Santorum wins the Republican presidential primary in Louisiana, as he tries to close the gap on front-runner Mitt Romney.
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Dick Cheney has heart transplant

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 0:43

Former US Vice-President Dick Cheney is recovering well following heart transplant surgery in Virginia, his office says.
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Guatemala raises legalising drugs

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 0:01
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina tells a regional summit that the war on drugs has failed, and it is time to consider decriminalisation.
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US murder accused's sister held

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 16:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Florida

The sister of a teenager Shawn Tyson on trial accused of murdering two British tourists in Florida is arrested over a Facebook message.
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US warning on North Korea rocket

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 13:54
related countries: Australia Australia, North Korea North Korea, Philippines Philippines

A senior US official says a North Korean rocket launch may affect an area between Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines, an Australian newspaper reports.
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US aid to Palestinians released

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 4:13

US lawmakers release $88.6m (£56m) in development aid for the Palestinians that has been frozen for more than six months.
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VIDEO: Obama's surprise World Bank nominee

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 1:06
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Barack Obama has revealed his nomination for the new head of the World Bank. He is a Korean-born American academic called Jim Yong Kim, who has a sideline in musical performance, as John McManus reports.
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News tweets: Deadly hoodies and political games

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 1:03

Rapping bankers and other US news
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Surprise US World Bank candidate

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 23:27

President Obama nominates Korean-born US academic Jim Yong Kim as his surprise choice to head the World Bank, as two other candidates are named.
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Woods storms into lead in Florida

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 22:53
related places: Florida

Tiger Woods hits a 65 to share the lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida, with Graeme McDowell one shot back.
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VIDEO: Obama says teenager's death a 'tragedy'

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 21:20
related places: Florida

US President Barack Obama has said the "tragedy" of an unarmed black teenager shot dead in Florida should prompt some national soul-searching.
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Bales charged with Afghan murders

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 18:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Robert Bales, the US soldier suspected of killing Afghan civilians, has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder, the US Army says.
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Obama's sorrow for shot teenager

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 18:28

President Obama says the "tragedy" of a black teenager killed by a neighbourhood watchman in Florida should prompt national soul-searching.
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US chipmaker Micron reports loss

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 2:25

US chipmaker Micron sees a loss in its first earnings release since the firm's chief executive was killed in a plane crash.
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Houston drowned after cocaine use

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 22:49

Whitney Houston's death was caused by accidental drowning, but her chronic use of cocaine was also a factor, a coroner rules.
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VIDEO: US army helicopter spins out of control

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 22:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: February

Video footage has been released of a US Apache helicopter which went out of control and crashed into a mountain in Afghanistan in February.
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Obama backs south Keystone route

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 17:24
related places: Keystone

US President Barack Obama pledges to fast-track federal approval for the southern leg of the much-disputed Keystone XL pipeline project.
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'Hanging out' with One Direction in the US

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 11:07

'Hanging out' with One Direction in the US
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