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We have started to collect the most important news related to United States in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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AT&T axes in-flight wi-fi project

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 17:12

Plans to bring broadband connections to passengers flying at 30,000 feet have been dropped by US firm AT&T.
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Tarantino 'to retire' after 10th film

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 16:17

US director Quentin Tarantino says he plans to retire after completing his 10th film because he likes the idea of leaving audiences "wanting a bit more".
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Last US Ebola case 'virus free'

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 16:17
related places: New York

The last known person in the US with Ebola has recovered and has been released from hospital.
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Nigeria fury over US arms refusal

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 15:25
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria criticises the US for refusing to sell the government "lethal" weapons to fight militant Islamists as they seize another town.
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US troops sent into Iraq's Anbar

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 12:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Fifty US troops are being deployed to Iraq's troubled Anbar province, the Pentagon says, to advise Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State militants there.
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China blocks US air pollution data

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 8:30
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Authorities in Beijing have told air pollution sites and apps to stop using data provided by the US embassy during Apec, media reports say.
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VIDEO: The long history of Chinese in the US

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 1:37
related countries: China China

The long history of Chinese immigrants in the US
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Child immigrants strain US courts

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 0:33
related places: New York

Inside the New York courts for immigrant children
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VIDEO: US veterans make history in Congress

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 0:27
related places: Congress

Veterans making history in Congress
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US blacklists former Yemen president

Monday, November 10th 2014, 22:42
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The US blacklists former Yemen president Ali Abdallah Saleh and two rebel commanders for threatening the country's peace and stability.
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US healthcare enrolment goal lowered

Monday, November 10th 2014, 22:20
related places: March, White House

The White House expects 9.1 million people to enrol in health insurance through government websites by March, down on previous estimates.
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US and China in extended visa deal

Monday, November 10th 2014, 18:24
related countries: China China

The US and China will grant visas valid for up to a decade to visitors between the two countries under a deal announced by US President Barack Obama.
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US Postal Service in cyber attack

Monday, November 10th 2014, 18:24

The US Postal Service says it was a victim of a cyber attack that may have compromised the personal information of its employees and some customers.
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Iraq's hardest fight: The US battle for Falluja 2004

Monday, November 10th 2014, 17:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq

BBC's Paul Wood on the US battle for Falluja, 10 years on
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China and Japan in ice-breaker talks

Monday, November 10th 2014, 10:46
related countries: China China, Japan Japan, Russia Russia
related places: Beijing

The leaders of China and Japan hold formal talks on the sidelines of a major Asian summit, after years of tension over a territorial row.
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Asian shares mixed with focus on Apec

Monday, November 10th 2014, 2:48
related places: Monday, Wall Street

Asian shares opened lower on Monday following a lacklustre lead from Wall Street even though US jobs data showed a resilient economy.
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Ukraine 'build-up' raises tension

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 22:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The US and the EU express concern at reports of a build-up of separatist reinforcements in eastern Ukraine after a day of shelling in Donetsk.
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Obama signals 'new phase' against IS

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 20:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq

President Barack Obama says the deployment of 1,500 more US troops to Iraq marks a "new phase" in the fight against Islamic State militants.
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Joy as N Korea US prisoners return

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 9:49
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Americans Matthew Todd Miller and Kenneth Bae receive a joyful welcome in the US after their release from detention in North Korea.
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VIDEO: 'Thank you for standing by me'

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 6:12
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Kenneth Bae, one of two Americans to be released from detention in North Korea, thanks well wishers for their ''support and prayers'' on his arrival in the US.
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N Korea detainees arrive back in US

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 5:50
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Two Americans released from detention in North Korea - Matthew Todd Miller and Kenneth Bae - have arrived back in the US.
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The American who turned Ugly Betty into a Russian

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 1:04
related countries: Russia Russia

The American who turned Ugly Betty into a Russian
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US air strikes target IS gathering

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 21:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

Coalition air strikes target an Islamic State gathering near Mosul in Iraq, US officials say, but they cannot confirm IS leader Baghdadi was present.
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VIDEO: US anti-IS troop plan 'not enough'

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 20:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A US plan to send more non-combat troops to Iraq will not be enough to defeat Islamic State, a senior Kurdish official in Iraq warns.
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Obama names attorney general choice

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 17:29
related places: New York, White House

US President Barack Obama nominates New York federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as US attorney general.
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Obama to double US forces in Iraq

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 9:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: White House

President Obama authorises 1,500 troops to be sent to Iraq in non-combat roles in the fight against Islamic State, nearly doubling the US presence.
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Fourth US school attack victim dies

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 7:44
related places: Washington

A fourth victim who was wounded in a US school shooting in Washington state last month, a cousin of the shooter, has died, officials say.
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VIDEO: US to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 4:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US President Barack Obama has authorised the deployment of an extra 1,500 US troops to Iraq.
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US researcher guilty of poisoning

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 2:21
related places: Pittsburgh

A jury in Pittsburgh finds neuroscientist Robert Ferrante guilty of murdering his wife by lacing her energy drink with cyanide.
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No drugs in Robin Williams suicide

Friday, November 7th 2014, 21:38

Robin Williams was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of his suicide, authorities in California reveal.
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White House holds cross-party talks

Friday, November 7th 2014, 20:55
related places: Washington, House, Senate

US President Barack Obama and leaders in the House and Senate hold cross-party talks aimed at ending political gridlock in Washington.
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High court to hear health law case

Friday, November 7th 2014, 19:44

The US Supreme Court agrees to hear a second legal challenge to President Barack Obama's signature 2010 healthcare law.
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Judge accepts Detroit bankruptcy plan

Friday, November 7th 2014, 19:05
related places: Detroit

US judge Steven Rhodes approves Detroit's plan to exit from bankruptcy, 16 months after the city became the largest ever to go broke.
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US unemployment falls in October

Friday, November 7th 2014, 15:49

The US economy added 214,000 jobs in October, while the unemployment rate has fallen to 5.8%, official figures show.
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Wall Street shares fall on jobs data

Friday, November 7th 2014, 15:07
related places: Wall Street, Friday

Wall Street shares fall into negative territory in early Friday trading after US jobs figures failed to convince investors.
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Lollapalooza to take place in Berlin

Friday, November 7th 2014, 11:17
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

The first European edition of US music festival Lollapalooza is to be held in the German capital next year, organisers announce.
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Obama sent 'secret letter' to Iran

Friday, November 7th 2014, 9:59
related countries: Iran Iran

President Barack Obama is said to have written a secret letter to Iran's Supreme Leader describing a shared interest in fighting Islamic State.
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US row over who shot Osama Bin Laden

Friday, November 7th 2014, 6:05

US commandos disagree in public over who fired the shot that killed Osama Bin Laden, more than three years after the al-Qaeda leader's death.
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Four state gay marriage bans upheld

Friday, November 7th 2014, 2:53

A US appeals court has upheld bans on gay marriage in four states, in a ruling that runs counter to a wave of court decisions on gay unions.
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Hit movies drive up Disney revenue

Friday, November 7th 2014, 1:02
related places: Disney

US entertainment giant Walt Disney's fourth quarter revenue beat market expectations thanks to its recent blockbuster movies.
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Hillary Clinton’s dry run for 2016

Friday, November 7th 2014, 0:29

Were the US mid-terms Hillary Clinton's dry run for 2016?
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VIDEO: WW1: The Zimmermann Telegram

Friday, November 7th 2014, 0:03
related countries: Germany Germany, Mexico Mexico

How a decrypted German telegram intended for Mexico pushed the United States into World War One and prompted a wave of hostility on the US-Mexico border.
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VIDEO: How will mid-terms affect Clinton?

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 23:27

Following the US mid-term elections speculation on the 2016 presidential race has increased.
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US retailer lost 53m emails in hack

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 23:14

US retail giant Home Depot says hackers stole 53 million email addresses earlier this year, in addition to millions of payment-card details.
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US author wins Dylan Thomas prize

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 22:30
related places: Swansea

American author Joshua Ferris is announced as the winner of the 2014 International Dylan Thomas Prize at a ceremony in Swansea.
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US strikes target militants in Syria

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 19:20
related countries: Syria Syria

The US says it has carried out air strikes against the al-Qaeda-linked Khorasan group in Syria, whom it accuses of planning attacks on the West.
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Russia rejects claim over Putin ally

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 18:44
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Kremlin, President

The Kremlin dismisses US allegations of money laundering against a close associate of President Putin as another attack on the Russian president.
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Medal of Honor for Civil War soldier

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 17:39
related places: Honor, Gettysburg

The US has bestowed its highest military honour on First Lt. Alonzo Cushing, a soldier killed in the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg.
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VIDEO: US woman found safe after kidnapping

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 11:49
related places: Maryland

A woman whose abduction was caught on CCTV has been safely found in the US state of Maryland, police have said.
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Man held over 'murder pictures' post

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 11:37

Police in the north-western US arrest a man accused of murdering his girlfriend then posting pictures of her body online.
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Asia shares down despite US gains

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 10:12
related places: Senate

Asian shares ended mostly down on Thursday despite US stocks hitting record highs after Republicans took control of the US Congress.
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Jay Z snaps up champagne brand

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 8:00
related places: Brignac

US music mogul Shawn Carter, also known as Jay Z, buys the Armand de Brignac champagne brand.
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US leaders pledge to work together

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 4:51
related places: Republican

Barack Obama and the Republicans promise to work together, after the US president's Democrats suffer a huge defeat in the mid-term elections.
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Kuwaiti Guantanamo inmate sent home

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 4:46
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

A Kuwaiti terror suspect - one of the longest-held detainees at the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay - is sent home, officials say.
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US stocks rally after mid-term vote

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 22:10
related places: Stocks, Wall Street

Stocks on Wall Street close higher, with investors relieved that the mid-term elections produced a clear result.
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Obama 'to ask for $6bn Ebola fund'

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 20:33
related places: Congress

President Barack Obama is to ask Congress for $6.2bn to fight Ebola in West Africa and avoid it spreading in the US, officials say.
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Republicans win control of US Senate

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 13:55

Republicans win control of the Senate in the US mid-term elections, increasing their power in the final years of Barack Obama's presidency.
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US city votes to tax sugary drinks

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 11:07
related places: Berkeley, San Francisco, California

Berkeley, in California, votes to tax sugary soda drinks, but nearby San Francisco says 'no' to the idea.
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VIDEO: 'A very good night for Republicans'

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 7:58

Rajesh Mirchandani explains the results of the US mid-term elections in what was a "very good night for Republicans".
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Republicans poised to take US Senate

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 4:13
related places: White House, Senate

The Republican Party is on the verge of taking the US Senate, where they need just one more seat to win control, initial results in the US mid-term elections show.
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'Russian Taliban' in US court trial

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 2:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Russia Russia

A former Russian army officer who is alleged to have fought for the Taliban in Afghanistan appears in a US court on terrorism charges.
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Crude oil prices hit four-year low

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 19:42
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Crude oil prices hit a four-year low after Saudi Arabia unexpectedly cut the price of crude oil sold to the US, adding further to pressure on the growing US oil industry.
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Neon designer Chris Bracey dies

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 17:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chris Bracey, the British artist and designer whose Gods Own Junkyard housed one of the largest collections of neon signs outside the US, dies aged 59.
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Jihadists edging out US allies in Syria

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 16:55
related countries: Syria Syria

US' moderate rebel allies no match for jihadists in Syria
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Tech firms 'in denial' over extremists

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 13:48

US technology firms such as Facebook and Twitter have become "command-and-control networks for terrorists" and should co-operate more with intelligence agencies, the head of GCHQ says.
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Ebola nurse reaches US state deal

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 10:40
related places: Maine

A US nurse who was quarantined after treating Ebola patients in West Africa reaches an agreement with Maine over a quarantine order.
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Nissan profits boosted by US sales

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 10:35
related countries: Japan Japan

One of Japan's biggest carmakers, Nissan, reports a 25% increase in half-year profits as strong US sales help to offset weaker demand elsewhere.
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US criticised for seeking Polanski arrest

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 10:15
related countries: Poland Poland

An advisor to the Polish President accuses the US of "absolute ignorance" in seeking to arrest Roman Polanski at the opening of a Jewish history museum.
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Hyundai and Kia in record settlement

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 8:19

US regulators announce that carmakers Hyundai and Kia have agreed to a record settlement for overstating the fuel economy of their cars, in violation of the Clean Air Act.
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VIDEO: Mid-terms: Is US on the right track?

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 6:06

Americans are voting in mid-term elections which will decide who controls the Senate and pave the way for the 2016 race for the White House.
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Campaigning with a bang

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 0:45

US politicians are using firearms to give adverts pop
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Feeling the economic blues in Arkansas

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 0:14
related places: Arkansas

Why voters in US state of Arkansas are seeing red
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JP Morgan facing currency probe

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 0:04

JP Morgan Chase, the largest bank in the US, has revealed it is under investigation over currency trading in a filing with US regulators.
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VIDEO: US right-to-die advocate ends life

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 23:46

Brittany Maynard, the terminally ill cancer patient whose viral YouTube video reignited the debate on assisted-suicide in the US, ended her life on Saturday.
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VIDEO: Can US military learn from Call of Duty?

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 23:32

The creative individuals who dream up hit video games are being called on by military planners to help visualise future wars.
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Descent tool probed in Virgin crash

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 23:11
related places: Friday

US officials say a descent safety device on the crashed Virgin Galactic spacecraft deployed early during Friday's fatal test flight.
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Elvis retrospective comes to the UK

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 17:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Cadillac, Graceland

Elvis Presley's American Eagle jumpsuit and pink Cadillac are among items of memorabilia leaving Graceland for a new show at London's O2 Arena.
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US right-to-die advocate ends life

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 11:36

Brittany Maynard, the terminally ill cancer patient whose viral YouTube video reignited the US debate on assisted-suicide, ends her life.
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Nightcrawler and Ouija top box office

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 10:18

Jake Gyllenhaal thriller Nightcrawler and horror film Ouija tie at the top of the North American box office over Halloween, with just $8,700 between them.
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Publicis agrees Sapient takeover

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 8:28
related countries: France France

French advertising giant Publicis agrees to buy US-based Sapient for $3.7bn (£2.3bn) in cash.
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Monday's gossip column

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 7:36
related places: Liverpool, Gerrard

Gerrard could swap Liverpool for US, Spurs set to make January push for Shaqiri, Man City line up Simeone, plus more.
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Hamilton happy to ‘outsmart’ Rosberg

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 7:35
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lewis Hamilton says he "outsmarted" title rival Nico Rosberg on his way to making British racing history at the United States Grand Prix.
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VIDEO: Tightrope walker 'shaking like leaf'

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 7:05
related places: Chicago

US tightrope walker Nik Wallenda has successfully completed back-to-back high-wire walks above the city of Chicago, watched by thousands of people.
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Asia shares down on China PMI data

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 6:43
related places: Monday, Wall Street, Friday

Asian shares fall after Chinese manufacturing data shows slowing growth in the world's second largest economy.
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Virgin defends space safety record

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 6:17
related places: Friday

Virgin Galactic insists safety has always been central to its operations, following the crash of its experimental spacecraft in the US on Friday.
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Thousands see Chicago high-wire act

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 4:43
related places: Chicago

US tightrope walker Nik Wallenda completes back-to-back high-wire walks above the city of Chicago, watched by thousands of people.
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Hamilton wins after brave overtake

Sunday, November 2nd 2014, 22:18
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton passes Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to win the United States GP and extend his championship lead.
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Uma Thurman 'recruited for US Slap'

Sunday, November 2nd 2014, 15:22
related places: Mary

Uma Thurman 'recruited for US Slap'
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Virgin crash probe 'may take a year'

Sunday, November 2nd 2014, 8:38
related places: California

The investigation into the Virgin Galactic spacecraft crash in California could take about 12 months, the US transport safety chief says.
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VIDEO: Virgin crash probe 'may take a year'

Sunday, November 2nd 2014, 7:12
related places: California

The investigation into the Virgin Galactic spacecraft crash in California's Mojave Desert could take about a year, the head of the US transport safety agency has said.
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Virgin crash investigation under way

Sunday, November 2nd 2014, 3:47
related places: Mojave, California, Virgin

US investigators begin an inquiry into why a Virgin Galactic space rocket crashed on a test flight, killing a pilot.
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VIDEO: Virgin crash investigation begins

Saturday, November 1st 2014, 22:51
related places: Mojave, California

US officials have started to investigate why a Virgin Galactic space rocket crashed over California's Mojave desert on a test flight.
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Force India in US GP boycott threat

Saturday, November 1st 2014, 19:58

Force India say they may boycott the US Grand Prix in protest at a failure to address a "financial crisis" in F1.
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Rosberg on pole as Hamilton struggles

Saturday, November 1st 2014, 19:54
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Nico Rosberg beats Lewis Hamilton to pole position at the United States Grand Prix to revive his title hopes.
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Hamilton dominates final practice

Saturday, November 1st 2014, 16:50
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes are in a league of their own in final practice at the United States Grand Prix.
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Space project will go on - Branson

Saturday, November 1st 2014, 8:48
related places: Branson

Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson vows to continue his space tourism venture despite the SpaceShipTwo craft crashing in the US, killing a pilot.
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VIDEO: Obamas welcome trick-or-treaters

Saturday, November 1st 2014, 4:48
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle welcome some special guests to the White House for a trick-or-treat Halloween celebration.
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Mexico orders release of US marine

Saturday, November 1st 2014, 1:17
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A US marine imprisoned in Mexico for driving a vehicle loaded with firearms across the border is released after eight months.
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US shares close at record levels

Friday, October 31st 2014, 21:55
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Dow

The Dow and S&P 500 close at record levels, helped by a surprise move by the Bank of Japan to boost its stimulus measures.
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Hamilton top in second US practice

Friday, October 31st 2014, 21:13
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton narrowly edges Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg to fastest time in second practice at the US Grand Prix.
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