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Spotify finally launches in US

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 9:30

Streaming music service Spotify is set to launch in the US, after thrashing out deals with the major record companies.
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Big fine for US body armour maker

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 9:21

American security manufacturer Armor Holdings pays a $16m (£10m) fine to settle charges it bribed a UN official to ensure its equipment was bought for peacekeepers.
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Ted Danson to join CSI in autumn

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 9:01

Cheers star Ted Danson is to join hit US forensic drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, replacing departing star Laurence Fishburne
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US concern at Malaysia crackdown

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 8:19
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The US expresses concern over a recent crackdown in Malaysia on protests calling for electoral reform.
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Harrison film to premiere on HBO

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 7:54
related places: Olivia

A documentary about the late Beatle George Harrison - produced by his widow Olivia and Martin Scorsese - will debut on US channel HBO in October.
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New rules for US-Russia adoptions

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 0:33
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia and the US agree principles to make adoptions between the two countries safer, a year after Russian outrage over a case of alleged neglect.
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In a state

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 0:31

Is North Dakota actually only a US territory?
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USA to face Japan in World final

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 21:13
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The United States will play Japan in the Fifa Women's World Cup final on Sunday 17 July.
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King arrested 'under influence'

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 14:47
related places: California

Rodney King, whose beating by police sparked US riots in 1992, is arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and bailed in California.
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VIDEO: I shall go to the ball - actress to be marine's date

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 12:29

Actress Mila Kunis accepts a date to a ball with a US marine.
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VIDEO: Soyuz rocket launches on mission

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 11:27
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian Soyuz rocket has successfully inserted into orbit six US Globalstar 2 communications satellites, according to Russian state TV reports.
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Newcastle's Barton barred from US

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 9:16
related places: America, Barton

Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton is left out of the team's pre-season tour of America after the US Embassy refuses to grant him a visa.
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Pakistan spy chief makes US visit

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 8:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Washington

Pakistan's intelligence chief Ahmad Shuja Pasha is due in Washington for talks, as relations between the countries continue to deteriorate.
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Papuan copper miners end strike

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 6:07
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Freeport

Thousands of workers at one of the world's biggest copper and gold mines return to work after unions and bosses make a deal.
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US senator requests hacking probe

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 3:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK hacking scandal reaches the US, with a call for an investigation into whether News Corporation journalists targeted any American citizens.
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Syria condemns Clinton comments

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 2:55
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Clinton

Syria condemns as "provocative" a statement by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that President Bashar al-Assad has lost legitimacy to rule.
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US deports ex-Guatemalan soldier

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 1:27
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

The United States deports to Guatemala a former soldier accused of taking part in the killings of at least 162 people in 1982.
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Writer of TV's Brady Bunch dies

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 0:26
related places: Island

Sherwood Schwartz, creator of popular US television shows Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch, has died at age 94.
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McIlroy ready for Open challenge

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 22:05

US Open champion Rory McIlroy believes he can cope with the weight of expectation on him at this week's Open Championship.
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US First Lady Ford's funeral held

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 22:04
related places: California, White House

Former occupants of the White House and other US dignitaries gather at a California church to honour late US First Lady Betty Ford.
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VIDEO: US scramble for rare earth elements

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 21:40
related countries: China China

The US hopes to make sure it is not left in China's dust in the rush to mine the rare 'earth elements' vital for manufacturing the latest technology.
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Afghan veteran gets top US honour

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 21:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Honor

A US soldier becomes just the second active serviceman to receive the Medal of Honor, the US's highest military award, for bravery in Afghanistan.
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Jaycee Dugard book tops bestseller list

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 20:26

US kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard describes her captivity in a memoir, which moves to the top of a bestseller list on its first day of release.
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US curbs Mexico border gun sales

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 17:15
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The US approves a regulation requiring firearms dealers in the south-west US to report large sales of some powerful weapons to help combat weapons-trafficking.
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Pakistan drone attacks 'kill 30'

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 15:58
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 30 people are killed in three drone attacks in less than 24 hours in a volatile tribal region of north-western Pakistan.
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Pakistan in Afghan border threat

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 15:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's defence minister threatens to withdraw anti-terror troops from the Afghan border after the US cuts its military aid.
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Manning visits 'breach UN rules'

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 14:58

The UN torture investigator accuses the US of violating long-established rules by refusing unmonitored access to detained Wikileaks suspect Bradley Manning.
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US trade deficit widens to $50bn

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 13:02
related places: May

The US trade deficit widens to $50.2bn (£31.7bn) in May, the highest level for 31 months, as oil imports surge.
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French honour for Liza Minnelli

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 9:35
related countries: France France

US actress Liza Minnelli is an officer in France's prestigious Legion of Honour.
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US marine uses YouTube to fix date with film star

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 8:54
related places: Hollywood

YouTube helps to fix a date between a US Marine sergeant and Hollywood film star Mila Kunis.
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Bush 'should face torture probe'

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 8:31
related places: Bush

Campaigning group Human Rights Watch urges the US president to order a criminal investigation into allegations of torture sanctioned by the former Bush administration.
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Starbucks to target global sales

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 7:11

Starbucks unveils a reorganisation of its operations, as it seeks to raise half of its revenues from outside the US.
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Philippines: US citizens snatched

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 5:50
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Two US citizens and their Philippine relative are abducted by gunmen from their beach house on an island in the southern Philippines, police say.
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Empire state

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 4:40

Could hacking scandal hit Murdoch in the US?
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Clinton says Assad not legitimate

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 3:35
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus, Clinton

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad has lost legitimacy, after his supporters attack the US embassy in Damascus.
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Precious scarcity

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 0:23
related countries: China China

US mine seeks rare earths alternative to China
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Rising metal prices boost Alcoa

Monday, July 11th 2011, 22:35
related places: Alcoa

US aluminium-maker Alcoa posts a big increase in second-quarter profit, helped by rising metal prices.
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US 'Russian roulette' player dies

Monday, July 11th 2011, 22:26
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Colorado

A man dies in the US state of Colorado after shooting himself in the head during a game of Russian roulette at a party, police say.
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Obama warns on debt talks failure

Monday, July 11th 2011, 21:37

US President Barack Obama warns that failure to raise the nation's debt ceiling could trigger another recession and throw millions out of work.
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Stun gun found on US Newark jet

Monday, July 11th 2011, 17:11
related places: Boston, Newark

The FBI launches a probe after the discovery of a stun gun on a JetBlue airliner at the end of a flight from Boston to Newark.
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Assad loyalists attack embassies

Monday, July 11th 2011, 16:49
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

The US and French embassies in Syria are attacked by pro-regime crowds, days after the envoys visited opposition protesters in the restive city of Hama.
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Military dynamic

Monday, July 11th 2011, 14:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

How will the US cuts affect relations with Pakistan?
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Pakistan plays down US aid cuts

Monday, July 11th 2011, 11:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan says a $800m (£500m) cut in US military aid will not affect the country's operations against al-Qaeda and its allies.
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US-China spat over Asia exercises

Monday, July 11th 2011, 10:38
related countries: China China

American and Chinese military chiefs argue over US involvement in the South China Sea, after high-level talks in Beijing.
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Oil prices fall after China data

Monday, July 11th 2011, 8:38
related countries: China China

Oil prices fall after figures show a drop in Chinese oil imports and as concerns continue about the US economy's strength.
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US budget talks end with no deal

Monday, July 11th 2011, 0:51

Talks between President Obama and congressional leaders at the White House about the US budget break up after 75 minutes but resume on Monday.
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VIDEO: US suspends Pakistan military aid

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 21:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The US says it is withholding $800m of military aid to Pakistan amid "difficult" ties, following the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.
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US suspends Pakistan military aid

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 20:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The US says it is withholding $800m of military aid to Pakistan amid "difficult" ties, following the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.
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Brazil 2-2 United States (3-5 pens)

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 20:14
related countries: Brazil Brazil, France France, Sweden Sweden

The United States beat Brazil 5-3 on penalties to join France, Japan and Sweden in the Women's World Cup semi-finals.
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New Dallas series given go-ahead

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 11:54
related places: Dallas

A full series update of the classic 1980s US soap opera Dallas has been given the go ahead, it has been announced.
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VIDEO: Royal welcomed by Los Angeles

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 7:39
related places: Cambridge, Duke, Los Angeles

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited an arts centre in a deprived area of Los Angeles on the final day of their North American tour.
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US frequent flyer hits 10m miles

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 6:31

A US businessman is rewarded for his loyalty to one single airline company after accumulating 10 million air miles.
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Al-Qaeda's defeat 'within reach'

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 14:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

New US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta says the defeat of al-Qaeda is within reach, during his first visit to Afghanistan since assuming the post.
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Life in pictures

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 5:09

Former US First Lady Betty Ford, who has died aged 93
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US ex-First Lady Betty Ford dies

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 1:58

Former US First Lady Betty Ford, the widow of former President Gerald Ford and founder of a renowned rehabilitation centre, dies at the age of 93.
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Syrians 'spied on protests in US'

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 1:24
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's ambassador to the US is summoned to the State Department after reports of Syrian diplomats filming peaceful protesters in the US.
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US sentences Colombian fraudster

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 0:07
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A court in the United States has sentenced a Colombian man who ran a financial pyramid scheme to nine years in prison for money laundering.
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Yao 'to retire from basketball'

Friday, July 8th 2011, 23:28
related countries: China China

Chinese basketball superstar Yao Ming, who plays for the Houston Rockets, has told the NBA he will retire from the game, media reports say.
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UN warns US over Texas execution

Friday, July 8th 2011, 20:11
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Texas

The US violated international law when the US executed a Mexican citizen, the top United Nations' human rights official has said.
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US jobs creation stalls in June

Friday, July 8th 2011, 16:18
related places: June

The number of new jobs created in the US in June was the lowest in nine months as the employment recovery stalled, data shows.
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Secret agents raid webcam artist

Friday, July 8th 2011, 14:54

The US Secret Service has raided the home of an artist who collected images from webcams in a New York Apple store.
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Pakistan rejects US murder claims

Friday, July 8th 2011, 11:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan reacts angrily to the US army's top officer's suggestion that the government "sanctioned" the killing of journalist Saleem Shahzad.
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Pakistan 'behind reporter murder'

Friday, July 8th 2011, 9:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's government "sanctioned" the killing of journalist Saleem Shahzad, the top-ranking officer in the US military, Admiral Mike Mullen, says.
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JP Morgan in second fraud payout

Friday, July 8th 2011, 7:38

JP Morgan is to pay $228m to settle claims it rigged auctions for US state contracts, its second fraud payout in a month.
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Suspect in US shootings is dead

Friday, July 8th 2011, 6:40
related places: Grand Rapids, Michigan

A man suspected of shooting dead seven people in Grand Rapids, Michigan, kills himself but two hostages he had taken are safe, police say.
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US House rejects Libya rebel aid

Friday, July 8th 2011, 4:03
related countries: Libya Libya

The US House of Representatives votes to prevent the Pentagon from supplying weapons, training or advice to Libyan rebels.
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Texas executes Mexican national

Friday, July 8th 2011, 2:30
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Texas

A Mexican man is executed in the the US state of Texas after the Supreme Court rejects a White House appeal to spare the man's life.
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Buffett donates another $1.78bn

Friday, July 8th 2011, 1:20
related places: Bill

Billionaire US investor Warren Buffett donates another $1.78bn to charity, with most going to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
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Hollywood's role in South Sudan's independence

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 23:35
related places: Hollywood

Hollywood celebrities and US churches played a key role in bringing independence to South Sudan, reports the BBC's Leslie Goffe.
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DuPont is criticised over safety

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 23:23
related places: Dupont

Safety failings by chemical maker DuPont resulted in the death of a worker at one of its US plants, a federal authority rules.
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Syria accuses US of 'interfering'

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 23:13
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria accuses the US of "interfering" after US ambassador Robert Ford travels to the flashpoint city of Hama on the eve of expected protests.
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Gay's season ended by hip injury

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 21:49
related places: Worlds

Tyson Gay will miss out on a 100m World Championships clash with Usain Bolt after being ruled out for the rest of 2011.
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Stolen Picasso drawing recovered

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 21:29
related places: San Francisco

US police recover a 1965 drawing by Pablo Picasso, two days after it was stolen from a San Francisco art gallery.
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US debt talk parties 'far apart'

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 19:57
related places: White House

President Barack Obama says Democrats and Republicans remain "far apart" in negotiations on debt reduction, with talks to resume on Sunday.
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Anthony to be freed within days

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 17:12

US mother Casey Anthony is given four one-year terms for lying to police probing the death of her two-year-old daughter, but is to be freed next week.
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Album sales in US bounce back

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 14:49

The decline in album sales in the US has slowed with sales of the format up for the first time since 2004.
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US warning of 'implanted bombs'

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 14:17

US security officials have warned airlines that militants trying to mount attacks on aircraft could have explosives surgically implanted in a bid to evade detection.
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Yellowstone grizzly 'kills hiker'

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 11:14

A female grizzly bear kills a man in the US hiking with his wife in Yellowstone National Park after the couple apparently surprised the bear and its cubs.
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'Mistakes' in US-Mexico gun sting

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 10:41
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Congress

The head of the US firearms agency tells Congress that mistakes were made during an operation meant to track the illegal movement of guns to Mexico.
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VIDEO: Fatal bear attack on hiker in US park

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 10:16

A female grizzly bear has killed a man hiking with his wife in Yellowstone National Park after the couple surprised the animal and her cubs.
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US-Mexico trucking row resolved

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 9:50
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican trucks will be allowed onto US roads, after Mexican and US officials sign a deal to implement a key trade accord after years of argument.
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US court halts gay military ban

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 22:27

A US appeals court orders an immediate end to a ban on gay men and women serving openly in the military, while new rules are being drafted.
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Fort Hood 'shooter' to be tried

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 16:20
related places: Texas

The US Army psychiatrist accused in a shooting rampage at a Texas base will be tried in a court martial, a senior officer has ruled.
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Strike hits Indonesia copper mine

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 12:50
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesian union leaders say a strike at a US firm's copper mine has all but halted production, after thousands walked out for better pay.
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Somali terror suspect in US court

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 11:17
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: New York

A Somali man appears in court in New York on terror charges after a two-month interrogation on a US warship without hearing his rights.
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Pakistan retains Bin Laden family

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 10:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Pakistani investigation into the US raid that killed Osama Bin Laden does not want his family repatriated to Yemen and Saudi Arabia.
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US teen in 'homophobia killing'

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 5:07
related places: California

A US teenager goes on trial in California accused of shooting dead a classmate because he was homosexual.
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Four die in Pakistan drone attack

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 3:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A US drone attack kills four militants in Pakistan's North Waziristan province, close to the Afghan border, local officials say.
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Rising hatred

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 23:36

Has Obama's election fuelled the growth of US 'hate groups'?
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US artist Cy Twombly dies at 83

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 22:25

Famed American painter Cy Twombly, widely known for his repetitive lines and scribbles on canvas, dies at the age of 83.
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Obama to meet lawmakers over debt

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 22:18
related places: White House, Senate

US President Obama calls bipartisan lawmakers to the White House for talks on raising the country's debt ceiling, as a deadline for action looms.
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Anthony cleared of toddler murder

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 19:33

US single mother Casey Anthony is cleared of murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee at the end of a trial that has gripped the US.
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VIDEO: US mother found not guilty of murder

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 19:20
related places: Florida

A court in Florida has found US mother Casey Anthony not guilty of murdering her two-year-old daughter.
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Storms could spoil shuttle launch

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 17:07
related places: Friday

The countdown begins for Friday's scheduled final launch of a US space shuttle, but weather forecasters say there is a 60% chance that stormy weather will result in a delay.
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VIDEO: Could the US default on its debt?

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 9:16

US Senators return to work early on Tuesday to address their country's looming debt limit.
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Adele given all-clear to sing

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 9:08

The singer says she has recovered after recent problems with her vocal cord which meant she had to cancel some US shows.
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Atlantis crew arrive in Florida

Monday, July 4th 2011, 23:45
related places: Florida, Friday

The four US astronauts who will crew the last ever space shuttle mission arrive in Florida to prepare for their Friday launch to the International Space Station.
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Mexico arrests alleged Zetas boss

Monday, July 4th 2011, 18:48
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: February

Mexican police arrest Jesus Enrique Rejon Aguilar, allegedly the third in command of the feared Zetas drug gang.
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Tourist dies as Mexico boat sinks

Monday, July 4th 2011, 15:57
related countries: Mexico Mexico

One US tourist dies and several other tourists and one Mexican crew member are missing after a fishing boast sinks off the coast of Mexico.
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Cavendish punished as Farrar wins

Monday, July 4th 2011, 15:50
related countries: France France, Norway Norway

Britain's Mark Cavendish suffers a blow to his hopes of winning the green jersey, while American Tyler Farrar sprints to victory in the third stage of the Tour de France.
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