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'Don't ask, don't tell' ends, but 'inequity' remains

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 1:08

Restrictions end but gays in US military still face fight for rights
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Death row inmate in final appeal

Monday, September 19th 2011, 23:49
related places: Pope

US death row inmate Troy Davis - whose case has won the support of the Pope and former President Jimmy Carter - makes an 11th-hour appeal for clemency.
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Al-Qaeda man sentence 'too short'

Monday, September 19th 2011, 21:51

A 17-year sentence imposed on convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla was too lenient, a US appeal court rules.
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Obama outlines US deficit plans

Monday, September 19th 2011, 17:10

President Obama outlines plans to cut the US deficit by $3tn, but Republicans object to his proposal to raise taxes on high earners.
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Netflix splits its movie services

Monday, September 19th 2011, 15:46

US firm Netflix has announced that it will split its DVD-by-post business from its movie streaming service.
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Lady Gaga leads MTV Europe nods

Monday, September 19th 2011, 13:59
related places: Belfast

The US singer has picked up nominations in six categories ahead of the ceremony in Belfast in November.
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Australian FM in Vegemite battle

Monday, September 19th 2011, 7:56
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd does some fast talking to get a suspicious liquid - a jar of Vegemite - onto a US-bound plane.
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Greece cabinet holds crisis talks

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 19:30
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou chairs crisis talks on the country's debt crisis after cancelling a trip to the US.
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Drone crash sparks Pakistan fight

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 13:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Pakistani soldiers exchange fire with Taliban gunmen for the debris of a US drone which crashed in the north-west tribal area of South Waziristan.
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Greek PM cancels New York visit

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 11:45
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: New York

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou cancels a visit to the United States amid mounting concern over the country's debt crisis.
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Beatles refused segregated gigs

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 9:36

The Beatles refused to play to segregated audiences in the US, a contract for one of the group's concerts shows.
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New Obama plan to tax wealthiest

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 1:17
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama is planning a higher minimum tax rate on Americans who earn more than $1m a year, say White House officials.
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Investigators probe US air crash

Saturday, September 17th 2011, 21:20
related places: Nevada, Reno

At least nine people were killed when a vintage plane crashed at an air race near Reno, Nevada, police say, as investigators launch a probe.
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Saturday, September 17th 2011, 17:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad, There

There is evidence linking the Haqqani militant network to the Pakistani government, the US ambassador to Islamabad says in a radio interview.
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US show plane crashes into crowd

Saturday, September 17th 2011, 6:15
related places: Nevada, Reno

Three people die and 54 injured are taken to hospital, some in a critical condition, as a World War II-era fighter plane crashes at an air race near Reno, Nevada.
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Gunman alert ends at US air base

Saturday, September 17th 2011, 1:45
related places: Arizona

A security alert over sightings of an armed man at an Arizona air base is called off after no gunman or weapons are found, the base commander says.
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Pair guilty of adopted son death

Friday, September 16th 2011, 23:53
related countries: Russia Russia

A US couple are found guilty of involuntary manslaughter of their seven-year-old adopted son from Russia - the latest in a string of such abuse cases.
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Abbas to seek full UN membership

Friday, September 16th 2011, 21:32

Mahmoud Abbas says in a speech that he will apply to the UN Security Council for full membership for a Palestinian state, risking a US veto.
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Geithner warns EU over infighting

Friday, September 16th 2011, 19:00

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has reportedly urged eurozone leaders to end divisions over how to solve the eurozone debt crisis.
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Pair 'drive dead friend to bar'

Friday, September 16th 2011, 18:49
related places: Denver, Colorado

Two US men are arrested in Denver, Colorado, for visiting bars and a strip club with the body of a friend in their car after discovering him dead.
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VIDEO: 'I should have died several times'

Friday, September 16th 2011, 11:32

A US motorcyclist who was pulled from under the burning wreckage of an accident has praised the crowd who rescued him.
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Rooney sues step-son over 'abuse'

Friday, September 16th 2011, 9:28

Veteran US actor Mickey Rooney sues his step-son, Christopher Aber, claiming he tricked him out of millions of dollars and bullied him into working.
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VIDEO: Finance ministers to meet in Poland

Friday, September 16th 2011, 5:48
related countries: Poland Poland

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will join EU finance ministers at a meeting in Poland as uncertainty over the state of the euro continues.
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Texas murderer spared execution

Friday, September 16th 2011, 2:34
related places: Texas

The US Supreme Court grants a last-minute stay of execution to double killer Duane Buck, whose lawyers argued the case was tainted by race issues.
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US blacklists Belize and Salvador

Friday, September 16th 2011, 1:53
related countries: Belize Belize, El Salvador El Salvador, Mexico Mexico

The US blacklists Belize and El Salvador as major drug transit routes, in a sign of the growing power of Mexican cartels in Central America.
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Taiwan sweats on US arms sales decision

Friday, September 16th 2011, 1:35
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan sweats over US arms sales decision
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Is the US love affair with housework over?

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 23:28

Is the US falling out of love with housework?
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US Marine awarded Medal of Honor

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 21:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Honor

President Obama awards the Medal of Honor to a US marine Sgt Dakota Meyer who repeatedly put himself in harm's way to save both US and Afghan soldiers.
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US factory output growth slowing

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 20:12
related places: August

US factory output rose for a second straight month in August, but the rate of growth slowed slightly in comparison with July, official figures show.
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Al-Qaeda 'Pakistan leader killed'

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 17:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A senior al-Qaeda leader in Pakistan, Abu Hafs al-Shahri, has been killed in Waziristan, says a senior US official.
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Ethiopian 'flees' over Wikileaks

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 16:21
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

An Ethiopian reporter tells the BBC he has fled his country because he was cited in a US diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks last month.
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Palin husband attacks 'book lies'

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 12:04

The husband of US politician Sarah Palin attacks as "disgusting lies" allegations contained in a biography of his wife that she had an affair and used drugs.
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Apple drops 'Jew or not Jew' app

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 9:30
related countries: France France
related places: Apple

US computer firm Apple withdraws a Jewish or Not Jewish mobile phone application from its French online store over legal data collection issues.
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Cuba attacks Richardson 'slander'

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 8:58
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Richardson

Cuba criticises ex-New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, denying he was invited to Cuba to discuss the release of jailed American Alan Gross.
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VIDEO: RIM pin hopes on mobile handsets

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 8:37
related places: Blackberry

Research In Motion, the maker of the Blackberry hand-held devices, is to release its quarterly results after the US stock market closes today.
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'Fonz' is honoured by the Queen

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 6:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Washington, Queen

Henry Winkler, who played the Fonz on US sitcom Happy Days, is awarded an honorary OBE at the British embassy in Washington for his work on dyslexia.
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Moves to stop Palestinian UN bid

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 23:25

Top US and international envoys launch a fresh round of shuttle diplomacy to try to head off a controversial Palestinian bid for UN membership.
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VIDEO: The boom in America's 'man caves'

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 22:04
related places: Why

Why man-cave mania has become a US boom industry
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Blame shared over Gulf oil spill

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 21:24
related places: Gulf

A US federal report finds BP, Transocean and Halliburton responsible for the Deepwater Horizon rig disaster - the worst oil spill in US history.
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Palestinians head for UN state showdown

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 19:46
related countries: Israel Israel

Palestinian UN bid puts Israel and US in quandary
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At least 25 dead in Kabul attacks

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 16:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

At least 25 people died in Kabul during Tuesday's attack which the US ambassador has described as "not a very big deal".
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Nasa backs new astronaut vehicle

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 15:15

The US space agency has unveiled its vision of the next-generation rocket that it will use to send astronauts further into space than ever before.
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US retail sales show zero growth

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 14:42
related places: August

US retail sales fail to increase in August versus the previous month, adding to evidence of a slowdown in the economy.
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US 'encouraged by Libya command'

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 14:38
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Washington

Washington is encouraged by the increasing control Libya's interim rulers are exercising over security forces in the country, says a senior envoy.
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Iran denies decision on US hikers

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 12:18
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's judiciary denies a decision has been made about the release date of two US hikers jailed for spying, according to Press TV.
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Nasa agreement on Liberty rocket

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 8:39
related places: Liberty

The US space agency and Alliant Techsystems sign an agreement to push forward the company's Liberty rocket to launch astronauts into orbit.
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VIDEO: Troops end 19-hour Kabul stand-off

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 6:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Afghan forces say they have killed the last of the insurgents who attacked the US embassy, Nato headquarters and police buildings in Kabul.
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US poverty rate hits record high

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 1:43

The number of Americans living in poverty rose to 46.2 million last year - nearly one in six people - according to the US Census Bureau's annual report.
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Guatemala tests 'unconscionable'

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 0:56
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

A US commission's final report says government scientists who infected thousands of Guatemalans with STDs in the 1940s committed egregious breaches of medical ethics.
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Iran 'to free' US spy-case hikers

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 22:43
related countries: Iran Iran

Two Americans jailed for spying in Iran will be released in two days, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tells US media.
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VIDEO: Freedom hopes for US hikers in Iran

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 21:02
related countries: Iran Iran

Two Americans jailed for spying in Iran will be released in two days, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said.
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US envoy giving up Cuba mission

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 20:22
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson says he is disappointed to be leaving Cuba without meeting jailed US contractor Alan Gross.
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US walking tightrope over Palestinian UN statehood bid

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 18:26
related places: Arab

Mark Urban on the deft political footwork needed for the US to deflect Palestinian ambitions of parity in the UN without being blamed for it across large parts of the Arab world.
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Best Buy shares hit by sales fall

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 17:10

Shares in US electronics retailer Best Buy fall by 7% after it reports another decline in sales.
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VIDEO: Explosions and gunfire rock Kabul

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 12:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Afghan and international security forces are battling an ongoing multi-pronged attack by insurgents targeting the US embassy, Nato headquarters and police buildings in Kabul.
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VIDEO: People-power to the rescue

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 11:32

A crowd of nearly a dozen people in the US have overturned a car to rescue a motorcycle driver trapped beneath
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Al-Qaeda video release marks 9/11

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 9:18

Al-Qaeda has issued a video to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the US, an intelligence monitoring group says.
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Obama says Cuba reform not enough

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 8:58
related countries: Cuba Cuba

US President Barack Obama says Cuba has not done enough to open its economy or reform its political system.
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All My Children star Fickett dies

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 8:33
related places: Virginia

Mary Fickett, an original cast member on US network ABC's All My Children, dies at her Virginia home age 83.
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National Express in $200m US deal

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 6:59

Transport group National Express buys Petermann Partners - the fifth largest provider of student bus services in the US.
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Aggression is the key - Djokovic

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 6:27

US Open champion Novak Djokovic says a more aggressive approach is key to his excellent form - but insists he is not invincible after beating Rafael Nadal.
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Republicans battle in TV debate

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 4:03

Rick Perry is attacked on the issues of Social Security, his record as Texas governor, and immigration as Republican White House contenders hold their latest TV debate.
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Incredible Djokovic wins US Open

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 0:24
related places: Monday

Novak Djokovic beats defending champion Rafael Nadal in an epic final to win his first US Open and third Grand Slam title of 2011.
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Obama sends job plan to Congress

Monday, September 12th 2011, 22:52
related places: Congress, Monday

Republicans object as the White House says it plans to pay for its $450bn jobs plan with taxes on oil firms, fund managers and corporate jet owners.
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Williams fined over umpire rant

Monday, September 12th 2011, 20:12
related places: Monday

Serena Williams has been fined $2,000 (£1,264) and avoided a Grand Slam ban for her tirade at the umpire in the US Open final.
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Live - Djokovic v Nadal

Monday, September 12th 2011, 20:02
related places: Nadal

World number one Novak Djokovic beats defending champion Rafael Nadal to win the US Open.
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VIDEO: Obama: It's no time to play politics

Monday, September 12th 2011, 15:45

President Barack Obama has urged members of the US Congress put party politics aside and support his $447bn (£282bn) proposal to create jobs and boost employment in the US.
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VIDEO: Inside Guantanamo Bay 10 years on

Monday, September 12th 2011, 14:09
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

The BBC'S Victoria Derbyshire has been allowed into the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay as part of Radio 5live's coverage marking the anniversary of 9/11.
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9/11 memorial opens to visitors

Monday, September 12th 2011, 12:59
related places: New York

The US National 9/11 Memorial is to open in New York, one day after being dedicated on the 10th anniversary of the al-Qaeda terror strikes.
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Stosur stuns Williams in US final

Monday, September 12th 2011, 8:42
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Williams

Australia's Sam Stosur wins her first Grand Slam title - but her US Open victory is overshadowed by Serena Williams's verbal abuse of the umpire.
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Spartacus TV actor Whitfield dies

Monday, September 12th 2011, 8:13
related places: Whitfield, Sand

Andy Whitfield, star of US TV drama, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, dies at the age of 39.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news as it happens

Monday, September 12th 2011, 6:53

Sportsday features the climax of the County Championship, plus more.
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Obama offers 9/11 message of hope

Monday, September 12th 2011, 3:47

President Obama tells Americans to look to the future with "hearts full of hope", ending a day marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
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Sombre US honours victims of 9/11

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 21:24

The US pauses to mark 10 years since the 9/11 attacks on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania which killed nearly 3,000.
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Live - Williams v Stosur

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 20:42
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Three-time champion Serena Williams takes on Australian ninth seed Sam Stosur in the US Open final.
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Charles and PM attend 9/11 event

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 20:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Prince of Wales and prime minister David Cameron join relatives of the 67 Britons who died 10 years ago in the 9/11 attacks at a remembrance ceremony in London.
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Contagion dominates US box office

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 16:43

Steven Soderbergh thriller Contagion tops the US box office over the weekend, early figures show.
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VIDEO: A bell tolls for 9/11 ten years on

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 15:58

Ceremonies are being held in the US to honour the victims of the 9/11 attacks, 10 years after the event.
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Afghan truck bomb hits US troops

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 11:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Almost 80 US troops are injured and two Afghan civilians killed by a suicide truck bomber on a military base in eastern Wardak province.
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Film actor Cliff Robertson dies

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 8:20
related places: Oscar, John F Kennedy

Oscar-winning US actor Cliff Robertson, who portrayed John F Kennedy in the 1963 film PT-109, dies at the age of 88.
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VIDEO: US prepares for 9/11 anniversary

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 5:43

The US prepares to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with commemorations at the sites where the four hijacked airliners crashed.
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Live Rugby World Cup: Ireland v USA

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 5:39
related places: New Plymouth

Ireland beat Pool C opponents United States 22-10 in their opening match of the Rugby World Cup.
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Serena win sets up Stosur final

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 3:41
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Three-time champion Serena Williams ends the US Open hopes of world number one Caroline Wozniacki to set up a final against Australian Sam Stosur.
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Murray succumbs to awesome Nadal

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 1:14
related places: Nadal

Andy Murray's hopes of reaching the US Open final come to an end as Rafael Nadal beats him in four sets to set up a final with Novak Djokovic.
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Djokovic fightback stuns Federer

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 21:13

Novak Djokovic saves two match points against Roger Federer for the second year running to win a thrilling US Open semi-final.
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Obama says 9/11 made US stronger

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 16:48

The United States is stronger 10 years on from 9/11 and al-Qaeda is "on the path to defeat", President Obama says on the eve of the attacks anniversary.
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Live - Nadal v Murray

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 16:09

Andy Murray takes on Rafael Nadal in the US Open semi-finals after Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in a five-set thriller.
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Blog 'leaked Air Force One plans'

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 15:23
related countries: Japan Japan

A Japanese air traffic controller is questioned after apparently blogging about the flight plans of the US president's plane, Air Force One, reports say.
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Floods worsen in wake of US storm

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 1:02

Flooding reaches record levels in some eastern US states in the wake of Tropical Storm Lee, as President Obama declares a state of emergency.
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US Cuba envoy in prisoner impasse

Friday, September 9th 2011, 22:56
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson says he will not leave Cuba until he is allowed to see jailed US contractor Alan Gross.
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Al-Qaeda 'behind New York threat'

Friday, September 9th 2011, 20:53
related places: New York

Al-Qaeda is believed to be behind a 'credible' threat to New York and Washington ahead of the 9/11 anniversary, the US secretary of state says.
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Banks lead global share declines

Friday, September 9th 2011, 20:40

US and European shares fall as concerns continue about the strength of the economy, with banking shares most seriously affected.
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Murray edges Isner to make semis

Friday, September 9th 2011, 20:07

Andy Murray produces a resilient display to beat John Isner in four sets and reach the US Open semi-finals.
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Live - Nadal v Roddick

Friday, September 9th 2011, 16:09

Rafael Nadal plays Andy Roddick for a place in the US Open semi-finals, after Andy Murray beats American John Isner in four sets.
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VIDEO: Cheney 'propelled out of office' on 9/11

Friday, September 9th 2011, 14:59

Former US Vice President Dick Cheney reflects on the hours following the 9/11 terrorist attack, recalling how he was "propelled out of my office" by the Secret Service.
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Power restored to US and Mexico

Friday, September 9th 2011, 13:55
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Arizona, California

Electricity is restored to the US state of Arizona and to parts of California and neighbouring Mexico following a massive blackout which affected millions.
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VIDEO: 'Libya is a sideshow, Syria is the key'

Friday, September 9th 2011, 13:16
related countries: Libya Libya, Syria Syria

Donald Rumsfeld talks to Newsnight's Kirsty Wark about the ongoing unrest in Syria, why he thinks what happens there is of much greater significance to the US than events in Libya, and what should be done.
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Sorkin news show picked up by HBO

Friday, September 9th 2011, 12:19
related places: Oscar

A TV drama series written by Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin about a cable news network is commissioned by US network HBO.
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US faces 'credible 9/11 threat'

Friday, September 9th 2011, 11:58

American officials warn of a specific and credible threat against the US during the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attack.
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Somalia denies CIA detention base

Friday, September 9th 2011, 9:52
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Somalia dismisses reports that the US runs an underground detention centre in Mogadishu where the CIA helps interrogate terror suspects.
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