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US soldier kept Afghans' fingers

Monday, October 31st 2011, 20:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Army staff sergeant charged with killing three Afghan civilians admits taking fingers off their bodies as war trophies.
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VIDEO: US radio censors leader's slang

Monday, October 31st 2011, 20:44

A misheard slang word uttered by Manchester City Council's leader is censored on a US radio show with 30 million listeners.
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FBI releases Russian spy videos

Monday, October 31st 2011, 19:14
related countries: Russia Russia

The FBI releases video showing how Anna Chapman and other members of a Russian spy ring apparently exchanged information and money in the US.
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US hits Unesco with funding cut

Monday, October 31st 2011, 18:59

The US announces it is cutting its dues to the UN's cultural body Unesco, after the agency votes to grant the Palestinians full membership.
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Palestinians win seat at Unesco

Monday, October 31st 2011, 17:32
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Palestine

The UN cultural body Unesco votes to grant the Palestinians full membership, prompting the US to announce a big cut to the organisation's funding.
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VIDEO: US base should go - Kyrgyz president

Monday, October 31st 2011, 16:11

The newly-elected Kyrgyz president speaks to the BBC about democracy, ethnic tensions and the US base in his country.
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MF Global filing for Chapter 11

Monday, October 31st 2011, 15:55

US brokerage firm MF Global files for bankruptcy protection after revealing £4bn of eurozone debt exposure.
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New Kyrgyz leader in unity pledge

Monday, October 31st 2011, 12:53

New Kyrgyz leader Almazbek Atambayev says he will work to unify his troubled country - and that a key US base should not stay.
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VIDEO: 'All hell has broken loose'

Monday, October 31st 2011, 11:17
related places: All

"All hell has broken loose" in some parts of the US that have been hit by an unseasonable snowstorm, according to a presenter on WABC Radio.
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Puss in Boots tops US film chart

Monday, October 31st 2011, 9:55

Animated Shrek spin-off movie Puss in Boots tops the North American box office chart, according to early figures.
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Deadly snowstorm on US East Coast

Monday, October 31st 2011, 5:05

An unseasonable snowstorm hits the US East Coast, killing at least nine people and leaving more than three million homes without electricity.
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VIDEO: 'Shocktober': Snow hits US East Coast

Monday, October 31st 2011, 4:23
related places: America

More than three million homes on America's east coast are without power after electricity supplies were knocked out by an unseasonably early snow storm.
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VIDEO: US gets white Halloween

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 23:34
related places: America

It is a white Halloween for some people on America's east coast, where up to 40cm of snow has fallen.
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Metallica gig organisers arrested

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 14:02
related countries: India India

Four organisers of a planned Indian gig by US rock group Metallica are arrested after the show was called off, leading fans to smash up the stage.
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McIlroy in Shanghai Masters win

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 10:17

Rory McIlroy beats Anthony Kim in a sudden-death play-off to win the Shanghai Masters and claim the richest prize in golf.
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VIDEO: Early snow storms cause chaos in US

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 8:57

Flights have been disrupted and power cut in more than a million homes after heavy winter snow hit the US East Coast.
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VIDEO: Kabul attack kills 13 US soldiers

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 15:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber kills at least 13 US soldiers in the Afghan capital, in one of the deadliest attacks against foreigners in Kabul since the war began.
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US military to survey Thai floods

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 3:05
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

The Thai authorities ask US military helicopters to survey flooding, which has proved deadly in the north and is now also threatening the capital, Bangkok.
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VIDEO: Statue of Liberty 125 years old

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 2:58
related places: Liberty, Friday

One of the most famous symbols of the United States, the Statue of Liberty, celebrated its 125th birthday on Friday.
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NBA basketball season cut short

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 1:24

The NBA commissioner cancels the US basketball league's season until December, after talks between owners and players break down.
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Whirlpool shares hit by job cuts

Friday, October 28th 2011, 22:30

Shares in Whirlpool fall sharply after the US appliance giant announced 5,000 job cuts and slashed its full-year profit forecast.
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Occupy protesters held across US

Friday, October 28th 2011, 21:41
related places: Nashville, San Diego, California

Occupy Wall Street protesters are arrested for criminal trespassing in the southern city of Nashville, Tennessee and in San Diego, California.
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VIDEO: Mother rescues baby from fire

Friday, October 28th 2011, 20:46
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Mother of two, Ashley Brown, saves her children and her mother after a fire broke out in her block of flats in the US state of Georgia.
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Gunman fires at Sarajevo embassy

Friday, October 28th 2011, 19:01
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
related places: Sarajevo

A gunman who fired shots at the US embassy in Bosnia's capital, Sarajevo, is wounded and arrested by police.
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'Kill team' soldier faces trial

Friday, October 28th 2011, 17:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Washington

Staff Sergeant Calvin Gibbs appears for trial in the US state of Washington for allegedly murdering three Afghan civilians and keeping body parts as war trophies.
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US launches drones from Ethiopia

Friday, October 28th 2011, 17:05
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia

The US military begins flying unarmed drone aircraft from a base in Ethiopia, as part of its fight against Islamist militants in neighbouring Somalia.
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Unions criticise IMDb in age row

Friday, October 28th 2011, 15:19

Two US acting unions have criticised movie website IMDb over its policy of giving actor's ages and dates of birth.
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Consumer spending picks up in US

Friday, October 28th 2011, 13:58

Consumer spending picked up in September, rising 0.6%, funded by a reduction in saving.
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Can Pervez Musharraf help soothe US-Pakistan relations?

Friday, October 28th 2011, 13:23

Can a former military ruler fix the troubled US-Pakistan relationship?
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VIDEO: Advanced weather satellite launches

Friday, October 28th 2011, 10:41

The US has launched NPP, its next-generation of polar-orbiting satellites, dedicated to gathering weather and climate data.
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US and Seoul in security pledge

Friday, October 28th 2011, 10:18
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

The US and South Korea say they will deepen military co-operation to counter attacks by North Korea, as defence chief Leon Panetta visits Seoul.
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US launches advanced weather sat

Friday, October 28th 2011, 9:58

The US launches the first of its next generation of polar-orbiting satellites dedicated to gathering weather and climate data.
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Martin to publish book of tweets

Friday, October 28th 2011, 8:55

Tweets posted on Twitter by US comic Steve Martin are to be released in a book with all profits going to a charity, he has announced.
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Asian markets up on eurozone deal

Friday, October 28th 2011, 3:06

Asian markets rise following gains in the US and Europe after eurozone leaders agree a debt crisis deal.
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US tariff on South Korean fridges

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 21:53
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea, Mexico Mexico

The United States puts preliminary anti-dumping duties on some fridge freezers from South Korea and Mexico.
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US shares join in eurozone rally

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 20:52

Shares in the US join Europe's market rally after eurozone leaders agree a deal to help resolve the debt crisis.
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Occupy Oakland calls for strike

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 18:35
related places: California

Occupy Oakland calls for a general strike after a man is critically injured, as several cities around the US march in solidarity with the California protesters.
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Low growth forecast for Hershey

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 18:06
related places: Hershey, Reece

The US chocolate maker Hershey, which makes Reece's chocolates, has forecast low growth and sales in 2012.
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Freed Ilan Grapel lands in Israel

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 17:39
related countries: Israel Israel

US-Israeli citizen Ilan Grapel, who was detained by Egypt on spying charges, arrives in Israel after being freed as part of a prisoner exchange.
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Clinton: Al-Qaeda is 'devastated'

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 16:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Congress

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells Congress the US has made significant progress in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but warns that challenges remain.
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Facebook sets up shop in Lapland

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 14:22
related places: Lapland

Facebook is locating its first non-US data centre in a place with an inhabitant even more famous than Mark Zuckerberg.
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US economic growth up on spending

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 13:14

The US economy grew at an annualised rate of 2.5% in the third quarter of this year, according to figures from the US Commerce Department.
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Top militants 'dead' in Pakistan

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 10:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

A US drone strike in north-west Pakistan kills two top commanders of one of Pakistan's most influential Taliban groups, officials say.
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US sees 'power struggle' in Iran

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 5:04
related countries: Iran Iran

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells the BBC efforts to reach out to Iran have been hurt by confusion over who is ultimately running the country.
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'Unequal' US sees Occupy clashes

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 4:22
related places: Oakland, Atlanta

Occupy protesters in Atlanta and Oakland face police crackdowns, as data shows confidence in government and economic equality falling.
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VIDEO: Bernard Madoff 'attempted suicide'

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 3:59

The wife of jailed US financial swindler Bernard Madoff has said the couple attempted suicide after his $65bn (£41bn) fraud scheme was exposed.
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The American POW who chose China

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 23:10
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

The US POW who stayed behind in China
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Madoff couple 'attempted suicide'

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 21:44

The wife of jailed US financial swindler Bernard Madoff admits to CBS that the couple attempted suicide after his $65bn fraud scheme was exposed.
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US durable goods beat forecasts

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 15:21

Underlying orders for durable manufactured goods in the US rose by more than expected last month, Commerce Department figures show.
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US exports shale gas in $8bn deal

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 14:43
related places: Cheniere

Cheap US shale gas could be exported for the first time after a $8bn deal between BG group and US LNG terminal firm Cheniere.
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US to seize assets from E Guinea

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 14:27
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

The US government says it is seeking to recover assets worth more $70m, including Michael Jackson memorabilia, from the son of the president of Equatorial Guinea.
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New Jersey race is huge - Jordan

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 13:11
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Former team owner Eddie Jordan says the introduction of Formula 1 to the US state of New Jersey from 2013 is "huge news" for the sport.
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VIDEO: Tear gas fired at US protesters

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 11:06
related places: Oakland, California

Police have used tear gas to disperse anti-capitalism protesters in Oakland, California, after declaring the demonstration an "illegal assembly".
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VIDEO: Joe the Plumber runs for Congress

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 8:39
related places: Congress

A man who became a political sensation after challenging Barack Obama on his economic policy during the 2008 US presidential election campaign has announced that he will contest a seat in Congress in 2012.
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VIDEO: Claim Pakistan 'supports Taliban'

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 6:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Allegations that Pakistan has actively been supporting Taliban insurgents, while acting as an ally of the US in public, have been made to a BBC investigation.
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Pakistan accused of double game

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 4:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's decade of deception of the US uncovered
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Panel recommends HPV shot in boys

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 0:14

A US government medical panel recommends the human papillomavirus vaccine for boys, as vaccination rates for young women stagnate.
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VIDEO: Can Bollywood take on Hollywood?

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 22:05
related countries: India India
related places: Hollywood

Ra.One is India's answer to Hollywood's superhero films and draws heavily on American style and marketing tactics.
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New Jersey to host 2013 F1 race

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 19:41
related places: Texas, Austin

New Jersey will host a grand prix in 2013, a year after Formula 1 returns to the United States with a 2012 race in Austin, Texas .
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No deal at US-North Korea talks

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 18:40
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Geneva

The US and North Korea fail to reach a deal on resuming fully fledged talks on the North's nuclear programme, after a two-day meeting.
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China 'won't follow US' on carbon

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 12:33
related countries: China China

The Chinese government will not let its carbon emissions per person reach US levels, according to the minister in charge of climate policy.
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VIDEO: 'Progress' in US-North Korea talks

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 2:02
related countries: North Korea North Korea

US diplomats say the first day of talks aimed at restarting six-party talks regarding North Korea's nuclear programme have been useful.
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Bee swarm escapes from US lorry

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 1:09
related places: Utah

A lorry carrying at least 20 million bees overturns in the US state of Utah, temporarily closing a highway as its cargo escapes.
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Customers drop film firm Netflix

Monday, October 24th 2011, 23:22

The US video rental firm Netflix loses subscribers in the third quarter of 2011, as it reels from a customer backlash over price increases.
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Florida welfare drug test blocked

Monday, October 24th 2011, 21:16
related places: Florida

A US judge has temporarily blocked a Florida law that prevents individuals from receiving welfare benefits if they fail a drug test.
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Refinancing plan for US mortgages

Monday, October 24th 2011, 20:55

The US housing regulator will allow more homeowners whose mortgages are worth more than their properties to refinance loans.
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US probes Syria's web block kit

Monday, October 24th 2011, 20:08
related countries: Syria Syria

The US government is investigating claims that Syria is using American made equipment to restrict access to the web.
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US ambassador pulled out of Syria

Monday, October 24th 2011, 19:41
related countries: Syria Syria

The US pulls out its ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, because of concerns for his safety, after he angered authorities by visiting activists.
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Egypt to free alleged Israeli spy

Monday, October 24th 2011, 19:35
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Israel Israel

Israel says it has reached a deal for Egypt to swap a US-Israeli citizen held on suspicion of spying for 25 Egyptian prisoners.
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Wikileaks halts file publishing

Monday, October 24th 2011, 17:13

The whistle-blowing group Wikileaks says it is suspending its publication of classified files due to financial problems.
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Saudi envoy 'plotter' in US court

Monday, October 24th 2011, 16:07
related countries: Iran Iran, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: New York

An Iranian-American charged over a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the US appears in a New York court and pleads not guilty to terror charges.
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Barbie to buy tank engine Thomas

Monday, October 24th 2011, 11:33
related places: Thomas

US toy maker Mattel announces a deal to buy HIT Entertainment, owner of Thomas the Tank Engine and other popular children's brands.
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US Iraqi police funding condemned

Monday, October 24th 2011, 10:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A US government watchdog harshly criticises a programme to train Iraqi police, saying it could become a "bottomless pit" for American money.
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Brutal murders spark death penalty debate

Monday, October 24th 2011, 10:00

Brutal killings spark execution debate in US
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Paranormal film scares off rivals

Monday, October 24th 2011, 9:14
related countries: Canada Canada

The third film in the Paranormal Activity franchise took $54m (£33.8m) in the US and Canada at the weekend - a record debut for a horror film.
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VIDEO: Third fatal shark attack off Australia

Monday, October 24th 2011, 6:13
related countries: Australia Australia

A hunt is under way off the coast of Western Australia for a Great White shark which killed a US diver.
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Donald clinches US money list win

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 21:30

Luke Donald wins the PGA money list and is on course to become the first same season US and European money winner after victory in the Disney Classic
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Australians hunting killer shark

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 10:09
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Perth

Australian officials launch a hunt for a Great White shark which killed a 32-year-old US diver off the west coast, near Perth.
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Band leader Edmundo Ros dies, 100

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 11:52
related countries: Spain Spain, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Band leader Edmundo Ros, the man credited with popularising Latin American music in the UK, dies at the age of 100 in Spain.
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Shark kills US diver in Australia

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 10:13
related countries: Australia Australia

A Great White shark kills an American diver in what is thought to be the second fatal shark attack off western Australia in 12 days.
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N Korea and US agree on war dead

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 4:00
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea and the US agree on restarting efforts to recover the remains of US troops killed during the Korean War, after a six-year halt.
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Rubio admits Cuban exile muddle

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 1:01
related countries: Cuba Cuba

A Republican often touted as a possible 2012 vice-presidential candidate admits his Cuban parents did not come to the US as exiles from Fidel Castro's rule.
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VIDEO: Could a Russia-US rail tunnel be built?

Friday, October 21st 2011, 23:33
related countries: Russia Russia

Could a Russia-US rail line become a reality?
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Obama: All US troops leaving Iraq

Friday, October 21st 2011, 18:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq

All US troops will leave Iraq by the end of the year, President Obama announces, bringing to an end a nine-year military campaign there.
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Foreign home-buyers sought by US

Friday, October 21st 2011, 15:43

Two US senators introduce a bill offering visas for foreigners who buy US property worth $500,000 or more, in an effort to kick-start the housing market.
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US Senate blocks key job proposal

Friday, October 21st 2011, 15:03

The US Senate fails to pass a key piece of President Barack Obama's jobs bill that would have seen higher taxes on the rich being used to create jobs.
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US 'held meeting with Haqqanis'

Friday, October 21st 2011, 14:53

The US has held a preliminary meeting with representatives of the Haqqani militant network, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reveals.
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VIDEO: Libya celebrates life after Gaddafi

Friday, October 21st 2011, 14:24
related countries: Libya Libya

The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said Col Gaddafi's death marks the end of a dark chapter in Libya's history, but also opens up new possibilities.
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VIDEO: Galileo satellite-navigation spacecraft launch

Friday, October 21st 2011, 10:53

The European Commission (EC) has invested billions of euros in its own version of the American GPS system.
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US presses Pakistan on militants

Friday, October 21st 2011, 10:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls on Pakistan to take "strong steps" to deny Afghan insurgents sanctuary on its soil.
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US 'dumping criminals at border'

Friday, October 21st 2011, 9:20
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican President Felipe Calderon says violence in border areas is partly fuelled by the US deporting criminals rather than prosecuting them.
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Anatomy of an Afghan 'turncoat' killer

Friday, October 21st 2011, 2:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Inside the mind of an Afghan who killed his US trainers
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VIDEO: Clinton 'wowed' by Gaddafi capture

Friday, October 21st 2011, 0:12

The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, was taken by surprise as she read the news of Col Muammar Gaddafi's capture on her phone.
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US police widen 'dungeon' probe

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 16:28
related places: Philadelphia

Eight children and four young adults are put in protective custody in Philadelphia amid a probe into the chaining of four people in a so-called 'dungeon'.
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Saab wins private equity lifeline

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 15:39
related countries: China China

Saab is accepting a $70m investment from a US private equity group, saying it doubts a Chinese deal will come through.
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Star photographer Feinstein dies

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 14:17

US photographer Barry Feinstein, best known for taking enduring pictures of musicians such as Bob Dylan and George Harrison, dies aged 80.
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Clinton issues warning to Taliban

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 10:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits Kabul and urges the Taliban to be part of a peaceful future in Afghanistan or "face continuing assault".
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VIDEO: Fox: 'Legalise drugs to stop violence'

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 22:37
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: America

The former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, said consumption of drugs in the US was at the root of much of the violence in his country and called for the legalisation of drugs in America.
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US plans talks with North Korea

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 18:40
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang, Geneva

US and North Korean officials are to meet next week in Geneva to try to revive stalled international talks on ending Pyongyang's nuclear programme.
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Bradley captures Grand Slam title

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 17:40
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Golf

American Keegan Bradley wins the Grand Slam of Golf title in Bermuda by one shot from Charl Schwartzel, with Rory McIlroy third and Darren Clarke bringing up the rear.
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