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VIDEO: A festival 'from another planet'

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 11:48
related places: Nevada

Ten of thousands of 'burners' are gathering in Nevada's Black Rock Desert in the US to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Burning Man festival.
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VIDEO: Space junk a 'serious issue'

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 11:15
related places: Earth

Scientists in the US have warned Nasa that the amount of so-called space junk orbiting Earth is at tipping point.
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Cher defends son against 'bigots'

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 9:30

Cher has hit back at the "stupid bigots" who have attacked the casting of her transgender son, Chaz Bono, on US show Dancing With The Stars.
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US 'to sue banks over mortgages'

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 4:51

The US housing finance agency is to sue more than a dozen banks over the quality of mortgages sold during the housing bubble, reports say.
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Djokovic drops two games in win

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 2:26
related countries: Israel Israel

World number one Novak Djokovic gives a masterclass in Thursday's US Open night session as he thrashes Carlos Berlocq 6-0 6-0 6-2.
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Space debris 'at tipping point'

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 0:28

US scientists warn Nasa that so-called space junk has reached a critical level, threatening spaceships and valuable satellites.
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Fatty skin cell clue to baldness

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 0:08

Fat cells in the skin have been identified as the source of chemicals needed to make hair grow, US researchers say.
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Obama reschedules speech amid row

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 22:46
related places: Congress, White House

President Barack Obama agrees to change the date of a major jobs speech to Congress after objections over the timing from House Speaker John Boehner.
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White House upbeat on US economy

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 22:05
related places: White House

The US economy will avoid falling back into recession, and instead grow 1.7% this year, the White House predicts.
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Kunzetsova too good for Baltacha

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 21:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British interest in the US Open women's singles comes to an end as 15th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova beats Elena Baltacha in round two.
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Oracle's SAP damages overturned

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 20:32
related countries: Germany Germany

The decision of a jury to award software giant Oracle $1.3bn (£800m) in damages from German rival SAP is overturned by a US judge.
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US manufacturing output 'slows'

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 18:39
related places: August, Institute

US manufacturing output slows to its lowest rate of growth in two years in August, according to the Institute for Supply Management.
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CIA rendition details 'revealed'

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 16:58

A court case between US aviation firms reveals details of alleged CIA rendition flights that transported terror suspects around the world after the 9/11 attacks.
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Guatemala tests 'infected more'

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 16:43
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

The number of people infected in US medical experiments in Guatemala on STDs during the 1940s could be 2,500, health authorities say.
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Live text - US Open

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 16:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Elena Baltacha is beaten by former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in the second round of the US Open after easy wins for Roger Federer and Serena Williams.
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Wikileaks in row with Guardian

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 14:23

A row breaks out between Wikileaks and one of the newspapers it collaborated with to leak US diplomatic cables.
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First month without US Iraq death

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 9:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: August

August was the first month since the US-led invasion in 2003 that no US soldiers were killed in Iraq, the latest casualty figures show.
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Deer 'pill' curbs aggressive mating

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 9:44

US scientists say they have developed a contraceptive vaccine for deer that reduces fertility and eliminates aggressive mating behaviours.
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Venus out of US Open with illness

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 4:10

Former champion Venus Williams has pulled out of the US Open saying she is battling an illness that causes fatigue and joint pain.
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Storm 'disaster' declared in US

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 3:36
related places: New York

US President Barack Obama declares a "major disaster" in North Carolina and New York state, which were badly affected by Hurricane Irene.
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Jamaica kingpin admits US charges

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 23:40
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica
related places: New York

Jamaican drug lord Christopher "Dudus" Coke pleads guilty to racketeering charges at a US federal district court in New York.
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Booming Brazil

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 22:31
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The strong Brazilian economy attracts American immigrants
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VIDEO: Petraeus retires to take up CIA post

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 21:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Gen David Petraeus, the former US commander of Nato troops in Afghanistan, has formally retired from the armed forces as he prepares to take over as CIA director.
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Top US boss pay 'exceeds taxes'

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 19:09

The 25 highest paid US chief executives earned more last year than their companies paid in federal income tax, a study says.
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US tries to block $39bn AT&T deal

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 18:01

US telecoms giant AT&T's bid to buy rival T-Mobile USA could face collapse after the US government sued to block the $39bn (£24bn) deal.
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Petraeus retires from US military

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 16:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Gen David Petraeus, the former US commander of Nato troops in Afghanistan, retires from the armed forces as he prepares to take over as CIA director.
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Linklater 'to direct Rove movie'

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 13:45

A film about Karl Rove, a former aide to ex-US president George W Bush, is being made by Before Sunrise director Richard Linklater, according to reports.
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Kosovan admits German US attack

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 13:11
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Frankfurt

A Kosovo man admits killing US airmen at Frankfurt airport in March - in Germany's first deadly attack by an Islamist - but says he does not know why.
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VIDEO: Dick Cheney to 'make heads explode'

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 12:54
related places: Washington

Dick Cheney's new memoir In My Time has been published in the US with the former vice president promising that "heads across Washington will be exploding" after people read it.
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VIDEO: Man survives shears through eye socket

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 6:50

An 86-year-old American man has survived being impaled through the eye socket by a pair of pruning shears.
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VIDEO: How has Hollywood dealt with 9/11?

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 6:25
related places: Hollywood

As the 10 year anniversary of the attacks in the US on 11 September approaches a new film on the subject is released.
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Nadal joins Djokovic in round two

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 2:14
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Niland

Novak Djokovic spends just 44 minutes securing his place in round two of the US Open as Ireland's Conor Niland is forced to retire because of illness.
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Supplies flown to Irene's victims

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 1:13
related places: Irene, Rescue

Soldiers airlift storm-relief supplies to Vermont towns isolated by washed-away roads, as the death toll from Irene keeps on rising.
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US consumer confidence 'slumps'

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 23:33
related places: August

US consumer confidence slumped in August to its lowest level since April 2009, according to the latest monthly Conference Board report.
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VIDEO: The lost decade

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 23:02

Years of boom and bust in the US economy
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Shears impale US gardener in eye

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 22:20

An 86-year-old US man who was impaled through the eye with pruning shears in a freak gardening accident should make a full recovery, doctors say.
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Two quit over failed US gun sting

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 21:35
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Arizona

The acting director of the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the US attorney in Arizona resign over a failed sting operation in Mexico.
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'Deadliest month' in Afghan war

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 21:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: August

August has been the deadliest month for US troops in the nearly 10-year war in Afghanistan, according to an unofficial tally.
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Live text - US Open

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 18:44
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

World number one Novak Djokovic starts his US Open campaign with victory over Conor Niland of Ireland, while Britain's Elena Baltacha beats US qualifier Jamie Hampton.
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White House issues 9/11 guidance

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 18:10
related places: White House

The White House issues guidelines on how US officials at home and abroad should commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
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Australia anger at Wikileaks data

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 17:53
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australia's attorney general describes as "incredibly irresponsible" Wikileaks' release of a US cable that appears to name Australian terror suspects.
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Exxon clinches Arctic oil venture

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 17:40
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Arctic

US oil major Exxon Mobil clinches an Arctic oil exploration deal with Russia's Rosneft, eclipsing BP's own lapsed deal.
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Patti Smith accepts Polar prize

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 16:57
related places: Polar

Rocker Patti Smith and US string group Kronos Quartet accept the 2011 Polar Music Prize.
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Jailed US polygamist 'critical'

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 16:09

Sect leader Warren Jeffs, jailed in the US for sexually assaulting under-age followers, is critically ill, a spokesman says, amid reports he is fasting.
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Britons stuck in US after Irene

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 9:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Irene

Thousands of British travellers face days stranded in the US as airlines struggle to clear the weekend's backlog of flights following Hurricane Irene.
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Guatemala STD study 'unethical'

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 8:20

US researchers who infected Guatemalans with STDs as part of a study in the 1940s knew they were acting unethically, a US panel finds.
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VIDEO: National Guard's tricky flood rescue

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 6:22
related places: Post

Post-Tropical Cyclone Irene has killed 40 people in the US, and authorities are warning that flooding could continue for up to three days in northern US states.
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US blues star Edwards dies at 96

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 4:26
related places: Edwards, Chicago

US musician David "Honey-Boy" Edwards, described as the last of the great pre-war bluesmen, dies at his home in Chicago aged 96, his manager says.
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Obama uncle found 'drink-driving'

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 2:52
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama's uncle was held on suspicion of drink-driving and told police he would call the White House to arrange bail, authorities say.
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Irene US death toll still rising

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 2:08

The number of people killed by Post-Tropical Cyclone Irene hits 40, as authorities warn flooding may continue for days in some US states.
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In pictures

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 0:38

US starts to assess havoc wreaked by Tropical Storm Irene
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US 'wasted $30bn on contracts'

Monday, August 29th 2011, 22:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq

The US government wasted $30bn (£18bn) in contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq over the last decade, a bi-partisan spending commission finds.
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Sharapova survives Watson scare

Monday, August 29th 2011, 21:56
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Watson

British teenager Heather Watson takes former champion Maria Sharapova to three sets before the Russian prevails at the US Open.
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VIDEO: How Edinburgh Festival covered 9/11

Monday, August 29th 2011, 21:30

As the 10 year anniversary of the attacks in the US on 11 September approaches, the subject has featured in a number of pieces at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
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New Alabama-migrants law blocked

Monday, August 29th 2011, 21:19
related places: Alabama

A US federal judge blocks Alabama's strict new anti-illegal immigration law, saying she needs more time to weigh its constitutionality.
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Woods to compete in October event

Monday, August 29th 2011, 20:16

Tiger Woods adds the Frys.com Open in October to his schedule as he bids for a place in the USA Presidents Cup team later this year.
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US begins 'long' storm recovery

Monday, August 29th 2011, 18:33
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Irene

The US east coast begins to recover from Irene's wind and rain, which has killed at least 28 people, as Vermont deals with the worst flooding in a century.
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Live text - US Open

Monday, August 29th 2011, 16:46
related countries: Japan Japan

Maria Sharapova fights back to beat Britain's Heather Watson in the first round of the US Open after Laura Robson reaches round two when Japan's Ayumi Morita retires injured.
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Manhunt for army 'storm killer'

Monday, August 29th 2011, 16:16

A US Army captain is found dead after killing four people in two states and wounding two officers during the ensuing manhunt, authorities say.
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The Help polishes off competition

Monday, August 29th 2011, 16:09
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Domestic

Domestic drama The Help holds off competition from action movie Colombiana to retain the top spot at the US and Canada box office.
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Google boss 'knew about' drug ads

Monday, August 29th 2011, 14:28
related countries: Canada Canada

Larry Page knew that adverts for unlicensed Canadian pharmacies were running in the US, says a government prosecutor.
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US consumer spending up in July

Monday, August 29th 2011, 14:20

US consumer spending rebounded by 0.8% last month, driven by a rise in car sales, official figures show.
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EU names Kosovo organ probe chief

Monday, August 29th 2011, 11:50

US prosecutor John Clint Williamson is to head of a task force investigating claims that serving leaders committed crimes, including organ-trafficking, during the 1999 Kosovo war.
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VIDEO: US counts Irene storm cost

Monday, August 29th 2011, 9:28
related places: Irene

The US has begun clearing up after the impact of Tropical Storm Irene, which has killed as many as 28 people.
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Irene still a threat, Obama warns

Monday, August 29th 2011, 6:13

President Obama warns flooding and power cuts are still a risk as a weakened Tropical Storm Irene heads north, away from the battered US east coast.
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VIDEO: Irene 'still dangerous' Obama warns

Monday, August 29th 2011, 3:31
related countries: Canada Canada

US President Barack Obama has warned that flooding and power cuts are still a risk as Tropical Storm Irene moves away north towards Canada.
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New York recovers as Irene passes

Sunday, August 28th 2011, 21:36
related places: Irene

Hundreds of thousands of evacuated New Yorkers can return home after a weakening Tropical Storm Irene churns over the city without major damage.
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Britons left stranded by US storm

Sunday, August 28th 2011, 19:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British travellers remain stranded in the US after Hurricane Irene, amid uncertainty over when flights will resume.
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Huge storm tears across New York

Sunday, August 28th 2011, 16:45
related places: New York

Water surges into flood-prone areas of New York as Tropical Storm Irene hits the city, downgraded from a hurricane but bringing fierce winds and rain.
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Hurricane Irene lashes US coast

Sunday, August 28th 2011, 4:29

Hurricane Irene sweeps up the US east coast, bringing winds of around 80mph (129km/h), with at least eight fatalities so far.
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Top al-Qaeda man killed, says US

Saturday, August 27th 2011, 19:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Rahman

Al-Qaeda's suspected operations chief, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan, a senior US official says.
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Hurricane hits UK flights to US

Saturday, August 27th 2011, 17:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Hurricane Irene causes flights from the UK to be cancelled after the storm hit the east coast of the US.
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VIDEO: Hurricane Irene lashes US coast

Saturday, August 27th 2011, 16:50
related places: America

Millions are fleeing the path of Hurricane Irene as it starts to hit America's east coast.
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VIDEO: Hurricane Irene 'large and dangerous'

Saturday, August 27th 2011, 16:05

Hurricane Irene remains a large and dangerous storm and should be taken seriously, US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has said.
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VIDEO: Residents warned to 'stay inside'

Saturday, August 27th 2011, 15:14

Hurricane Irene has made landfall on the US east coast, bringing winds of more than 85 mph (140km/h), as it hit North Carolina. Ron Wall, meteorologist for the state Division of Emergency Management has warned residents to stay inside whilst the stor
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VIDEO: US braced as 'historic storm' approaches

Saturday, August 27th 2011, 5:56
related places: Atlantic

Millions of Americans are bracing themselves for the arrival of Hurricane Irene which is expected to reach the Atlantic coast of the United States.
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Obama warns of 'historic' storm

Saturday, August 27th 2011, 3:04

President Obama warns that Hurricane Irene, threatening tens of millions of people as it closes in on the US east coast, could be a "historic" storm.
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VIDEO: Bernanke signals no new stimulus

Friday, August 26th 2011, 22:28

The chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, has signalled that the US central bank will not take any immediate action to boost growth.
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VIDEO: Obama warns of 'historic' storm

Friday, August 26th 2011, 21:44

President Barack Obama has warned that Hurricane Irene, currently looming off the east coast of the US, could be a "historic" storm.
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Bernanke signals no new stimulus

Friday, August 26th 2011, 21:24

The chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, signals that the US central bank will not take any immediate action to boost growth.
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VIDEO: 'We have to be prepared for the worst'

Friday, August 26th 2011, 18:44

US President, Barack Obama, has warned Hurricane Irene, currently looming off the east coast of the US, could be a "historic" storm.
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US economic output revised down

Friday, August 26th 2011, 17:17
related places: June

The US economy grew 1% between April and June, less than first estimated, revised official figures show.
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Kenyan suspect loses UK court bid

Friday, August 26th 2011, 16:18
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The High Court refuses to intervene in the case of a Kenyan man who says he faces a terrorism trial because he did not help US and UK security services.
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Fairey makes Suu Kyi film poster

Friday, August 26th 2011, 16:09
related countries: Burma Burma

US street artist Shepard Fairey creates a poster for Luc Besson's new film, The Lady, about Burmese pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Irene takes aim at US east coast

Friday, August 26th 2011, 15:48
related countries: The Bahamas The Bahamas

Seven east coast US states declare emergencies ahead of Hurricane Irene's arrival, as President Obama warns of a potentially historic storm.
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Markets await key Bernanke speech

Friday, August 26th 2011, 12:48

The head of the US central bank, Ben Bernanke, prepares to give a high-profile speech as markets look for hints of new stimulus.
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Strauss-Kahn gets passport back

Friday, August 26th 2011, 11:02

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn gets his passport back after his US sexual assault case is dropped but is not expected back in France immediately.
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Hurricane Irene batters Bahamas

Friday, August 26th 2011, 8:02

Hurricane Irene damages homes and downs power lines in the Bahamas as it roars over the archipelago towards the US east coast.
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JP Morgan pays $88.5m settlement

Friday, August 26th 2011, 0:25

JP Morgan Chase agrees with the US Treasury Department to pay $88.3m to avoid liability for "apparent violations" of sanctions.
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VIDEO: Hurricane Irene pictured from space

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 22:27

As the US braces for the arrival of Hurricane Irene, images showing the extent of the storm have been transmitted from the International Space Station.
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VIDEO: Is Texas really a model state?

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 22:13

Debates on the best way forward for the US economy has affected share prices, as investors wait for a statement from the chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke.
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Foreign tourists die in US desert

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 21:48
related countries: Germany Germany, Netherlands Netherlands
related places: California, Monday

A Dutch man and his German girlfriend, whose bodies were found on Monday, died of heat exhaustion in California's Joshua Tree National Park, officials say.
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VIDEO: Irene edges closer to US coast

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 18:30

Authorities on the east coast of the US, from North Carolina to New York City, are preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Irene this weekend.
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Nigeria corruption body 'failing'

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 17:51
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's anti-corruption agency is failing to tackle corrupt politicians effectively, a report by the US-based group Human Rights Watch says.
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Murray faces Devvarman at US Open

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 16:42
related countries: India India

Andy Murray will play India's Somdev Devvarman in round one of the US Open, while Heather Watson faces Maria Sharapova.
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VIDEO: Hurricane Irene batters Bahamas

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 13:55
related countries: The Bahamas The Bahamas

Hurricane Irene has been hammering the Bahamas as it moves towards the US on a projected track to hug the east coast.
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Cheney wanted Bush to bomb Syria

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 13:54
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Bush

Former US Vice-President Dick Cheney reveals in his autobiography he urged President George W Bush to bomb a suspected nuclear site in Syria in 2007.
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Confusion over US-Pakistan rescue

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 10:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Confusion surrounds the reported release of a US citizen in Pakistan after a senior policeman retracts an earlier statement saying he had been freed.
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Aftershock rattles US east coast

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 8:42

A 4.5 magnitude aftershock rocks the US east coast, two days after an earthquake left inspectors assessing damage to national monuments.
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Gold price plunges as fears ease

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 6:29

The price of gold has dropped sharply as rumours of new measures to help the US economy calm fears about the global recovery.
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