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VIDEO: US gears up for shopping season

Friday, November 25th 2011, 10:19
related places: America

America gears up for its biggest shopping day of the year - but retailers may not have much cause for thanksgiving.
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US poet Ruth Stone dies aged 96

Friday, November 25th 2011, 9:27
related places: Vermont

National Book Award winner Ruth Stone, whose career flourished in her 80s and 90s, dies in Vermont at the age of 96.
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VIDEO: Giffords' Thanksgiving with troops

Friday, November 25th 2011, 5:08
related places: Arizona, Thanksgiving

Gabrielle Giffords, the US Congresswoman who was shot in the head in January, has marked another milestone in her recovery by helping to serve Thanksgiving dinner to troops at a military base in Arizona.
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Iran arrests 12 for 'CIA spying'

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 22:49
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran says it has arrested 12 agents of the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) who were targeting its military and nuclear programme.
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Six dead in US peaks air crash

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 22:25
related places: Arizona

Three children and three men are confirmed dead after a small plane crashed into the Superstition Mountains in the US state of Arizona.
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US telecoms merger under threat

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 20:59

AT&T and Deutsche Telekom cast doubt over the $39bn sale of T-Mobile USA by withdrawing their application to the industry regulator.
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Egypt to free three US students

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 18:30
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

A court in Egypt orders the release of three US students accused of taking part in the protests in Cairo, Egyptian officials say.
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Britain sells 72 retired Harriers

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 17:53

Britain sells 72 Harrier jump jets that were scrapped in defence cuts to the US in a deal worth $180m (£116m).
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Kerouac's 'lost' book published

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 17:19

American author Jack Kerouac's first ever novel, which was thought to be lost, has been published 40 years after his death.
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Live - Federer v Fish

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 13:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Fish

Roger Federer, the only unbeaten man in the tournament, plays American Mardy Fish in his final group match in the World Tour Finals at London's O2 Arena.
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Sugarland facing collapse action

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 12:58
related places: August, Indiana, Sugarland

US country duo Sugarland are named in legal action launched by those involved in a fatal stage collapse at Indiana's State Fair in August.
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World's worst team get first win

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 5:20
related countries: American Samoa American Samoa

American Samoa's football team - ranked as the worst international team in the world - win a game for the first time in its history after 30 matches.
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US hits the road for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 1:04
related places: Thanksgiving

Tens of millions of Americans are taking to the road to celebrate Thanksgiving in greater numbers than for several years.
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Brazil bans Chevron from drilling

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 23:24
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Rio, Chevron, Janeiro

Brazil is temporarily banning the US oil company Chevron from drilling in its territory after a spill at its field off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.
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VIDEO: Iraq veteran wins US dancing show

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 22:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq

An Iraq War veteran who was badly disfigured in a landmine explosion has become the surprise winner of the TV programme, "Dancing With the Stars".
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Seven held for Amish hair attacks

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 20:10
related places: Ohio, Amish

Seven men are charged over hair-cutting attacks in a US Amish community, as bizarre details emerge of the alleged ringleader's rule of fear.
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Russia in Europe missile threat

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 19:09
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says missiles could be deployed on the EU's borders if the US pursues its missile defence plans.
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Pakistan appoints new envoy to US

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 18:08

Pakistan appoints Sherry Rehman as its new US ambassador, after the previous envoy quit over a controversial memo.
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China dominates smartphone market

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 8:02
related countries: China China

China overtakes the US to become the world's largest smartphone market by volume with 24m smartphones shipped during the period.
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VIDEO: How a Midwestern town reinvented itself

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 5:32
related places: Dubuque

The story of Dubuque, the US town that reinvented itself
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Entrepreneurs 'upbeat' for 2012

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 0:12

Many more entrepreneurs in Europe and the US are optimistic than pessimistic about the year ahead, despite the debt crisis, a survey suggests.
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Three US students held in Cairo

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 23:54
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Three US students are accused of throwing petrol bombs at security forces during protests in the Egyptian capital.
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Barack Obama seeks new 'body man'

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 23:48

Reggie Love, who has served as US President Barack Obama's personal assistant for four years, says he is leaving the job to focus his studies.
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VIDEO: Obama puts tax cuts centre stage

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 22:50
related places: Congress

President Obama has warned that the average American family will pay $1,000 more in tax each year, unless Congress backs his budget plans.
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Merck in $1bn US Vioxx settlement

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 22:32
related places: Justice

US drugs firm Merck & Co agrees to pay almost $1bn to settle charges arising from the marketing of one of its drugs, Vioxx, the US Department of Justice says.
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Obama puts tax cut centre stage

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 21:42
related places: Congress, New Hampshire

US President Barack Obama has visited the political battleground state of New Hampshire to challenge Congress to extend an expiring payroll tax cut.
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Pakistan US envoy quits over memo

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 18:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Washington

Pakistan's ambassador to the United States resigns over claims he sought Washington's help against his country's military.
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VIDEO: Drought reduces monarch butterflies

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 16:51
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Millions of monarch butterflies descend on a Mexican butterfly sanctuary during their migration. However, biologists fear droughts in the US and Mexico this year will affect their numbers.
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US quarterly growth revised down

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 13:59

The US economy grew at an annual pace of 2% in the third quarter, figures show, slower than originally estimated.
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VIDEO: Tear gas thrown in S Korea parliament

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 10:48
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A politician has set off a tear-gas canister in South Korea's parliament, shortly before a free-trade deal with the US was ratified.
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Guvnors play tweaked for Broadway

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 10:14
related places: Broadway

Playwright Richard Bean reveals that he will have to re-write parts of his hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors to make it more US-friendly ahead of its run on Broadway.
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South Korea passes US trade deal

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 9:52
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's parliament ratifies a free-trade deal with the US after years of wrangling, amid chaotic scenes and tear gas in parliament.
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Grammy music inductees announced

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 9:49
related places: Graceland

Bruce Springsteen's album Born In The USA and Paul Simon's Graceland are among 25 recordings to be inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame.
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Asia shares flat on US debt woes

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 7:30
related places: Monday

Asian shares stabilise after a US congressional committee fails on Monday to agree a deal to cut the deficit by $1.2tn (£762bn).
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Iran hit by fresh West sanctions

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 7:02
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran, West

The US, Canada and UK announce fresh sanctions against Iran amid growing concern over Tehran's nuclear programme.
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Rupee hits all-time US dollar low

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 6:53
related countries: India India

India's rupee hits an all-time low against the US dollar, amid global economic fears and struggling local stock markets.
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Super-committee failure triggers blame game

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 5:50

US deficit deal collapse puts government in bind
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Apple wins HTC graphic patent row

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 5:49
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Apple

The US International Trade Commission says Apple did not violate graphic patents owned by S3, a unit of Taiwan's HTC.
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No deal for US 'super-committee'

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 3:00

The heads of a congressional committee tasked with finding $1.2tn (£762bn) in savings say it has failed to come to an agreement.
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Chevron fined over Brazil spill

Monday, November 21st 2011, 23:54
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil
related places: Rio, Janeiro

The Brazilian government says it will fine US oil company Chevron $28m (£17.9m) for causing an oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.
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US college suspends police chief

Monday, November 21st 2011, 23:26

The campus police chief at the University of California, Davis is put on administrative leave over Friday's pepper-spraying of peaceful protesters.
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Wikileaks suspect gets court date

Monday, November 21st 2011, 20:37

US Army analyst Bradley Manning, accused of leaking government secrets to the website Wikileaks is set to appear before a military panel in December for a preliminary hearing.
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US debt talks on verge of failure

Monday, November 21st 2011, 19:51

Democrats and Republicans are expected to confirm that a congressional "super-committee" tasked with cutting the US deficit has failed to reach a deal.
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VIDEO: Mila Kunis keeps date with Marine

Monday, November 21st 2011, 17:48
related places: Marine

Hollywood actress Mila Kunis has kept her promise to a US marine and gone with him to his Marine Corps Birthday gala.
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Disgraced US cardinal leaves job

Monday, November 21st 2011, 16:51
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome, Boston, Vatican

Cardinal Bernard Law, forced to resign as archbishop of Boston in 2002 over a sex abuse scandal, retires from his new post in Rome, the Vatican says.
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Hackers 'attack' US water system

Monday, November 21st 2011, 11:36

Hackers are believed to have destroyed a pump used to pipe water to thousands of homes in a US city in Illinois.
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Breaking Dawn rises to number one

Monday, November 21st 2011, 10:34

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 makes its debut at the top of the US box office chart, with takings of $139.5m (£88.6m).
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VIDEO: US debt talks on verge of failure

Monday, November 21st 2011, 10:23

Talks aimed at cutting US government debt are on the verge of failure, the BBC understands
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Adele and Swift rule AMAs roost

Monday, November 21st 2011, 9:53
related places: Swift, Adele

Adele and Taylor Swift win three awards each at the American Music Awards, with the US country star crowned artist of the year.
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Super-committee nears debt failure

Monday, November 21st 2011, 6:00

Mark Mardell on the countdown to a US budget cuts deadline
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US pepper spray police suspended

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 22:27

A US university suspends two police officers involved in using pepper spray on students in a protest supporting the Occupy Walll Street movement.
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Chevron to blame for Brazil spill

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 21:00
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Rio, Chevron, Janeiro

US oil company Chevron accepts full responsibility for an oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil.
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Netflix revives US comedy series

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 11:50

Acclaimed US comedy Arrested Development is to go back into production, five years after it was cancelled, TV on demand service Netflix announces.
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Beckham has been 'great' for MLS

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 7:23

The boss of Major League Soccer says David Beckham has made a "great" contribution to the development of football in the United States.
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Woods wins Presidents Cup for USA

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 6:34
related places: Melbourne

Tiger Woods earns the winning point as the USA beat the International team 19-15 in the Presidents Cup in Melbourne.
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Afghan tribal elders back US pact

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 4:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai wins the endorsement of leaders and elders to negotiate a ten-year security partnership with the United States.
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VIDEO: Obama talks territory with China PM

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 4:21
related countries: China China

US officials praise China's attitude on South China Sea territorial disputes after talks between Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and President Obama.
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US praises China on sea disputes

Saturday, November 19th 2011, 11:11
related countries: China China, Indonesia Indonesia

China was "constructive" about territorial disputes in the South China Sea during talks with President Obama, a US official says.
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Thousands flee Nevada wildfires

Saturday, November 19th 2011, 2:29
related places: Nevada

Wildfires in the US state of Nevada force thousands to flee as 16 people are hospitalised and dozens of homes destroyed.
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New abuse scandal at US college

Saturday, November 19th 2011, 0:05

An assistant coach for Syracuse University's basketball team, Bernie Fine, is put on administrative leave amid accusations he molested young boys.
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US brands cancer drug ineffective

Friday, November 18th 2011, 22:03

The US drug regulator has withdrawn approval for a popular breast cancer treatment, saying Avastin is not effective enough to justify the risks of taking it.
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Natalie Wood death case reopened

Friday, November 18th 2011, 20:33
related places: Los Angeles

Los Angeles police say they are reopening an inquiry into the death of film star Natalie Wood, who died in mysterious circumstances in 1981.
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Pentagon tests hypersonic weapon

Friday, November 18th 2011, 18:29

The US test-fires a weapon that can travel at five times the speed of sound, as part of plans to develop a new long-range rapid strike force.
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UK probes Pakistan 'drone deaths'

Friday, November 18th 2011, 16:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Reports that two British terror suspects died in a US drone strike in Pakistan are being investigated, the Foreign Office says.
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Mass arrests at Occupy protests

Friday, November 18th 2011, 14:34
related places: New York

More than 200 protesters are arrested after a series of rallies across the US to support Occupy Wall Street activists pressing for economic equality.
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World's 'lightest material' claim

Friday, November 18th 2011, 13:23

A team of US-based engineers unveil a metallic micro-lattice which they claim is lighter than aerogels and strong for its size.
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Wen warns US on South China Sea

Friday, November 18th 2011, 11:09

China has warned "external forces" not to get involved in its maritime disputes with neighbouring countries over the South China Sea.
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Markets slide further on euro woe

Friday, November 18th 2011, 7:56
related places: Asia

Share prices in the US and Asia slip further as anxiety over the continuing eurozone debt crisis picks up.
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Hillary Clinton will visit Burma

Friday, November 18th 2011, 7:26
related countries: Burma Burma

The US is to send Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Burma next month, in an historic move following years of isolation of the repressive Asian state.
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VIDEO: Police collar escaped motorway dog

Friday, November 18th 2011, 5:57
related places: Arizona

A dog created chaos in the US state of Arizona when it jumped out of a car window following an accident.
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US panel to probe Chinese firms

Friday, November 18th 2011, 5:22
related countries: China China
related places: Huawei

US legislators launch a probe into Chinese telecom firms including Huawei and ZTE amid growing concerns over cyber espionage.
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VIDEO: Tornadoes claim lives in US

Friday, November 18th 2011, 5:12

At least six people have been killed in powerful storms in the United States.
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Obama meets Indian PM at summit

Friday, November 18th 2011, 4:35
related countries: India India, Indonesia Indonesia

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama meet on the sidelines of the Asean summit in Indonesia.
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Australia rejects China concerns

Friday, November 18th 2011, 4:15
related countries: Aruba Aruba, China China

Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd dismisses concerns that deepening military ties with the US could anger China.
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VIDEO: Protesters cross Brooklyn Bridge

Friday, November 18th 2011, 0:32
related places: New York

Thousands of demonstrators crossed Brooklyn Bridge in New York after a day of protest that has seen solidarity rallies across the US.
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Brazilian police probe oil spill

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 23:03
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Chevron

Brazilian police investigate an oil spill in an offshore field operated by US firm Chevron, amid conflicting reports about the size of the leak.
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US fugitive 'to stay in Portugal'

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 22:51
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Lisbon

A Lisbon court denies a US request to extradite American fugitive George Wright, his lawyer says, on the grounds he is a Portuguese citizen.
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Obama 'assassination bid' charge

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 20:22
related places: White House, Friday

The man suspected of shooting at the White House last Friday is charged with attempting to assassinate US President Barack Obama.
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Pakistan ambassador in memo row

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 18:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Pakistani ambassador to the US offers to resign after being accused of playing a role in seeking US help against his country's powerful army.
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Sharpest ever Moon elevation map

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 17:12
related places: Moon

The US space agency (Nasa) has released the sharpest ever elevation map of the Moon.
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VIDEO: Occupy protests 'still supported'

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 16:59

As police arrest dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters, a spokesman says the movement remains strong and continues to receive support from across the US.
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Scuffles at New York Occupy march

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 16:24
related places: New York

Police arrest dozens of protesters in New York's financial district as scuffles break out at a rally to mark two months since the start of Occupy Wall Street.
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VIDEO: Major drug tunnel found in Mexico

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 11:19
related countries: Mexico Mexico

US officials say they have uncovered a major drug-smuggling tunnel under the border with Mexico and seized an estimated 14 tons of marijuana.
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Anger at Hotel Rwanda hero award

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 10:52
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A Rwandan genocide survivors' group criticises the awarding of a US human rights prize to a Rwandan hotelier who sheltered people during the genocide.
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Katrina novel wins US book award

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 9:59

A novel about a black community in Mississipi confronting Hurricane Katrina has won the US National Book Award for fiction.
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Record matchplay loss for Woods

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 9:54
related places: Woods

Tiger Woods suffers the biggest matchplay defeat of his career but the United States lead 4-2 after day one of the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne.
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Obama vows Asia-Pacific priority

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 9:28
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Pacific, Asia

US President Barack Obama tells Australia's parliament he has made the Asia-Pacific region a "top priority", in comments seen as aimed at China.
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What next for Iraq after US troop pullout

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 7:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq

What state is Iraq in as the last US troops prepare to depart?
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US committee warns of yuan threat

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 6:21

The yuan could threaten the US dollar's dominance as an international reserve currency a committee warns the US congress.
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White House suspect 'obsessed'

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 4:37
related places: White House

A man arrested on suspicion of shooting at the White House had become obsessed with President Barack Obama, US officials tell US media.
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Thursday, November 17th 2011, 1:51
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: Guardian

An investigation by Newsnight and the Guardian has discovered that an American so-called vulture fund is planning to extract a small fortune from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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VIDEO: Obama: US is Pacific power here to stay

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 1:31
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: America, Pacific, Asia

Addressing the Australian House of Representatives, President Barack Obama has said he wants to strengthen America's military presence in the Asia-Pacific region.
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US banks tumble on euro warning

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 23:47
related places: Fitch, Wall Street

Shares in US banks tumble in late trading on Wall Street after ratings agency Fitch warns over their exposure to the eurozone.
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US uncovers 'major drug tunnel'

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 23:01
related countries: Mexico Mexico

US police say they have seized 14 tons of marijuana after finding a major tunnel under the border with Mexico used to smuggle drugs.
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White House shooting suspect held

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 21:52
related places: White House

A man wanted in connection with a shooting near the White House is arrested, officials say, after bullet casings are found at the White House.
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VIDEO: Apollo 11 astronauts awarded medals

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 21:40
related places: America

Apollo 11 astronauts receive the US Congressional gold medal, the first time it has been awarded to those involved in America's space programme.
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US race set for axe - Ecclestone

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 19:36
related places: Texas, Austin

Next year's inaugural United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, is on the brink of being axed, says Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.
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VIDEO: Karzai supports US pact at talks

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 19:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has told a meeting of tribal elders that a security pact with the US is in the best interests of both nations.
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US inflation cut by cheaper fuel

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 16:04
related places: June

US consumer prices fell by 0.1% in October, the first drop since June, helped by a fall in the cost of petrol.
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Net giants fight US piracy bill

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 13:09

Google, Facebook and others have written to the US government to voice opposition against new piracy legislation.
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