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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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United States: news

Kim Jong-un 'has baby daughter'

Monday, September 9th 2013, 4:59
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has a baby daughter called Ju-ae, retired US basketball player Dennis Rodman says.
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VIDEO: Syria 'crossed global red line'

Monday, September 9th 2013, 4:57
related countries: Syria Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he and Arab League foreign ministers have agreed that the Syrian president's alleged use of chemical weapons crossed a "global red line.''
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Williams wins fifth US Open title

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 23:41
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Serena Williams beats Victoria Azarenka in a thrilling final at Flushing Meadows to win the 17th Grand Slam title of her career.
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America's oldest ally in from the cold

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 23:01
related countries: France France, Iraq Iraq

How US and France healed wounds inflicted by Iraq
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VIDEO: Illusion of normality in Damascus

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 21:52
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen reports from Damascus, where street life continues, but the threat of a potential US strike looms over Syria.
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US and UK 'spy on smartphones'

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 18:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US National Security Agency is reported to have cracked the security codes which protect data on iPhones, Blackberries and Android devices.
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VIDEO: Kerry in London for Syria talks

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 18:24
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Damascus, London

In an interview with the US broadcaster PBS, the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, is said to have yet again denied any involvement in a chemical weapons attack on Damascus suburbs last month. It comes as US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in
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Syria 'crossed global red line'

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 15:22
related countries: Israel Israel

The US secretary of state says he and Arab League foreign ministers have agreed at talks in Paris that Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons crossed a "global red line".
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VIDEO: Live: Kerry meets Arab League leaders

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 10:57
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Congress

The US Secretary of State John Kerry is holding a news conference with representatives from the Arab League, ahead of a debate in Congress over a possible military strike in Syria.
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Kerry seeks Arab support over Syria

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 10:43
related countries: France France, Syria Syria
related places: Paris, Arab

US Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting Arab leaders in Paris as part of a tour to gather support for military intervention in Syria.
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Azarenka faces 'greatest' in Williams

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 10:02
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Williams, Sunday

Victoria Azarenka says Serena Williams is the best player in history ahead of their US Open final on Sunday.
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Nadal favourite for title - Djokovic

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 9:31
related places: Monday

Rafael Nadal is the favourite to win Monday's US Open final, according to world number one Novak Djokovic.
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Djokovic battles into US Open final

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 23:38

World number one Novak Djokovic reaches his fourth straight US Open final with a stunning five-set win over Stanislas Wawrinka.
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'Support for Syria action growing'

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 21:21
related countries: Syria Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry says the number of states ready to take military action against Syria's government is in "double digits".
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VIDEO: Kerry: 'This is our Munich moment'

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 18:56
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Munich

US Secretary of State John Kerry has described the situation in Syria as "our Munich moment", comparing possible military intervention to World War II.
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Obama urges no 'blind eye' to Syria

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 18:27
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Congress

President Barack Obama says the US cannot "turn a blind eye" to the use of chemical weapons in Syria, as he urges Congress to back military action.
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VIDEO: Dennis Rodman defends Kim Jong-un

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 10:33
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The former basketball star Dennis Rodman has hurled abuse at reporters, as he angrily rejected calls to lobby for the release of an American detained in North Korea.
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VIDEO: Russia and US no closer on Syria

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 7:23
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

President Barack Obama has returned to the US from the G20 summit in Russia, which ended without consensus among world leaders on military action against the Syrian government.
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Arizona death row mother released

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 2:54

A US woman who spent more than two decades on death row after being convicted of murdering her son is released because of a lack of evidence.
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No winner in Russia-US Syria duel

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 1:54
related countries: Russia Russia

Bridget Kendall says neither Russia nor the US got their way
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Williams to meet Azarenka in final

Friday, September 6th 2013, 22:22
related countries: Italy Italy, Seychelles Seychelles

Serena Williams will face Victoria Azarenka in a rematch of 2012's US Open final after both had convincing semi-final wins.
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US judge cannot amend rape term

Friday, September 6th 2013, 22:17
related places: Montana

A judge in the US state of Montana who admitted he had been too lenient when sentencing a man for rape is told he cannot modify the punishment.
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Russia and US no closer on Syria

Friday, September 6th 2013, 21:11
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

As the G20 summit concludes in St Petersburg, speeches by key leaders lay bare the bitter divisions over military action in Syria.
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VIDEO: G20: What do Syrians think?

Friday, September 6th 2013, 18:22
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Friday

The fallout from last month's chemical attack in Syria continued at the G20 summit in St Petersburg on Friday, with President Obama pushing for international support for a US strike against the Assad government.
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US drone 'kills Haqqani commander'

Friday, September 6th 2013, 15:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A senior commander of the powerful Haqqani militant network is killed in a US drone strike in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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US orders personnel to leave Lebanon

Friday, September 6th 2013, 15:11
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Turkey Turkey

The US state department orders non-emergency US government personnel to leave Lebanon and approves voluntary evacuation from southern Turkey.
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Apple faces e-book restrictions

Friday, September 6th 2013, 14:44
related places: Apple

A US judge imposes restrictions on the agreements technology giant Apple, after a court ruled it conspired with five publishers to control e-book prices.
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US man confesses to killing in video

Friday, September 6th 2013, 14:16
related places: Ohio, Navy

A man in the US state of Ohio posts an online video confession in which he admits killing a 61-year-old Navy veteran in a drink-driving accident.
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US employment rises again in August

Friday, September 6th 2013, 13:24
related places: August

The US added 169,000 new jobs in August, adding to signs of a strengthening recovery in the world's largest economy.
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Obama pushes for support on Syria

Friday, September 6th 2013, 12:47
related countries: Syria Syria

US President Obama uses his final day at the G20 summit to push for support for a military strike on Syria, but global leaders remain divided.
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VIDEO: Mexico's president speaks to the BBC

Friday, September 6th 2013, 12:40
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Mexico Mexico, Syria Syria

The BBC's Jon Sopel spoke to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto about Syria, the G20 and claims a US intelligence agency spied on him and his Brazilian counterpart.
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US and UK 'crack online encryption'

Friday, September 6th 2013, 11:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US and UK intelligence agencies reportedly crack technology used to encrypt internet services such as online banking, medical records and email.
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Baldwin to host late night talk show

Friday, September 6th 2013, 10:02
related places: Hollywood

Hollywood and TV actor Alec Baldwin is to host a weekly current events and culture talk show on a US cable news channel.
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G20 'split' as US hits out at Russia

Friday, September 6th 2013, 9:13
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

World leaders meeting at the G20 summit in Russia remain divided over Syria, while the US envoy to the UN sharply criticises Moscow.
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VIDEO: US and UK 'crack online encryption'

Friday, September 6th 2013, 6:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Documents from the former US intelligence contractor, Edward Snowden, suggest US and British security agencies have managed to unlock the internet encryption codes protecting the emails, banking and medical records of hundreds of millions of people.
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Mexico says Obama promises spy probe

Friday, September 6th 2013, 3:22
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto tells the BBC that US President Barack Obama has promised to investigate allegations that the NSA spied on him.
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Djokovic powers past Youzhny to semis

Friday, September 6th 2013, 2:58

World number one Novak Djokovic powers past Mikhail Youzhny in four sets to reach the semi-finals of the US Open.
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War-weary Americans wary of Syria

Friday, September 6th 2013, 2:35
related countries: Syria Syria

Mark Mardell reports on US doubts over Syria military strikes
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US patients in brain disease scare

Friday, September 6th 2013, 2:17
related places: New Hampshire

Thirteen hospital patients in the US states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire may have been exposed to a fatal brain disease, officials say.
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Murray consoled by Grand Slam record

Friday, September 6th 2013, 0:50

Andy Murray believes his recent Grand Slam record gives him reason for cheer despite his US Open quarter-final exit.
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Wawrinka ends Murray US Open defence

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 22:00

Defending champion Andy Murray's US Open reign ends as Stanislas Wawrinka wins 6-4 6-3 6-2 at Flushing Meadows.
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VIDEO: China suffers diabetes epidemic

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 11:05
related countries: China China

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests 114 million adults are living with diabetes in China - the highest number of diabetics in the world.
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Chinese airline fleets 'to triple'

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 10:22
related countries: China China

China's airlines are likely to triple the size of their fleets over the next 20 years, US airline giant Boeing forecasts in its annual sales outlook.
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Malaysia bars US band Lamb of God

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 8:25
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

US metal band Lamb of God are barred from performing in Malaysia after officials said the group could infringe religious sensitivities.
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Fort Hood gunman forcibly shaved

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 3:13

The man sentenced to death last week for the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage has been forcibly shaved, a US Army spokesman says.
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Nadal thrashes Robredo at US Open

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 3:00

Rafael Nadal destroys fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo for the loss of just four games as he powers into the US Open semi-finals.
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US car sales at near six-year high

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 1:53
related places: August

US car sales surge to a near six-year high in August as consumers grow more confident about an economic recovery.
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US Senate panel backs force in Syria

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 1:20
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Senate

President Obama's push for military action to punish Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons clears its first hurdle in the US Congress.
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Azarenka eases into US Open semis

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 1:07
related countries: Italy Italy

Second seed Victoria Azarenka remains on course for a return to the US Open final after beating Daniela Hantuchova.
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US 'wanted quick UK vote' on Syria

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 20:48
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cabinet, White House

A Cabinet minister suggests that the White House wanted the UK to hold a "quick vote" on Syria amid the clamour for an international response to the use of chemical weapons.
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'Credibility on the line over Syria'

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 19:35
related countries: Syria Syria

President Obama says the credibility of the US and international community is on the line over its response to alleged chemical attacks by Syria.
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Ohio kidnapper found hanging in cell

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 18:22
related places: Cleveland, Ohio

The Ohio man who kidnapped three women and held them captive in his home for at least a decade dies after being found hanging in his prison cell.
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McCain played phone game in Senate

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 18:04
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Senate

US Senator John McCain admits playing a game on his iPhone during a congressional hearing on Syria, after being "busted" by the Washington Post.
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US trade deficit widens in July

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 14:01
related places: June

The US trade deficit widened in July from June due to a fall in exports and growing imports of cars, trucks and motoring parts.
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Putin warns US over Syria action

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 11:47
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: West

President Putin warns the US against one-sided action in Syria, but says Russia would back a UN resolution if Syria had used chemical weapons.
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VIDEO: Idiot sign punishment for US man

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 10:28
related places: Ohio

A 58-year-old Ohio man who threatened police during 911 calls has been ordered to stand outside a police station wearing a sign that says he is an idiot.
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One Direction top UK film chart

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 10:06
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

One Direction shoot to the top of the UK and Ireland box office chart with their documentary This Is Us.
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DIY rap duo scoop indie music awards

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 8:59

US rap duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis win two prizes at the Association of Independent Music (Aim) Awards for their self-released debut album.
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S&P says US lawsuit is 'retaliation'

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 6:30
related places: Standard, Poor

Standard and Poor's says the lawsuit filed against it by the US Justice Department is "retaliation" against its decision to downgrade the US's credit rating.
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Miley Cyrus defends VMA performance

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 6:04
related places: Brooklyn

US singer says she wanted to "make history" at the MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn.
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US Senate draft backs Syria action

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 4:18
related countries: Syria Syria

US senators agree on a draft resolution that would allow limited force to be used in response to alleged chemical attacks in Syria last month.
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Murray reaches US Open quarter-finals

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 3:47
related countries: Uzbekistan Uzbekistan

Defending champion Andy Murray beats Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin in four sets to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open.
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Youzhny ends Hewitt hopes in five sets

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 2:59
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Lleyton Hewitt misses the chance to reach a first Grand Slam quarter-final in four years as he loses to Mikhail Youzhny.
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Obama wins key backing on Syria plan

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 22:24
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Congress

Key US political figures back President Barack Obama's call for a military strike on Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack.
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VIDEO: Eating the killer Snakehead out of existence

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 21:39

The Northern Snakehead fish is an invasive species in US waters. The BBC spoke to fishermen who hope to 'eradicate the predator by knife and fork'.
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Damages award over US racial slur

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 21:20

A US jury awards $280,000 in damages after rejecting a black employer's claim his use of a racial slur against a black employee was a term of love.
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Homeland series opener leaked online

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 15:36
related places: Homeland

The first episode of the new series of hit US show Homeland is leaked online almost a month before it is due to be broadcast.
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Israel missile test amid Syria fears

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 14:32
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria
related places: Western

Israel carries out a joint missile test with the US in the Mediterranean, amid heightened tension over possible Western military strikes on Syria.
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More than 2m have fled Syria - UN

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 12:17
related countries: France France, Syria Syria

The UN's refugee agency says two million Syrians are now refugees, as the US and France push for military action over chemical weapons claims.
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Rodman in second North Korea visit

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 10:18
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Retired US basketball player Dennis Rodman visits North Korea for the second time this year to meet leader Kim Jong-un.
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Russians warned of US extradition

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 9:38
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia warns its citizens against visiting countries that have extradition deals with the US, if they suspect they could be prosecuted in the US.
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US box office scores record summer

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 9:03

This year's summer box office in the US saw a 10.2% increase in revenue from last year, with takings hitting a record $4.7bn (£3bn).
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VIDEO: Brazil and Mexico probe NSA claims

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 7:22
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Mexico Mexico

Brazil and Mexico have both demanded an explanation from the US over claims that the National Security Agency (NSA) spied on their presidents.
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Syrian refugees urge quick US action

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 1:30
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Damascus refugees join Syrian exodus to Lebanon
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Federer beaten by Robredo at US Open

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 0:38

Roger Federer's hopes of winning a sixth US Open title end with a shock fourth-round defeat by Tommy Robredo.
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UK entrepreneurs 'work fewest hours'

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 23:00
related countries: France France, Germany Germany, Spain Spain, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Small

Small business owners polled in the UK work fewer hours than their counterparts in the US, Germany, France, Netherlands or Spain, according to a survey.
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Brazil and Mexico probe NSA claims

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 22:56
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Mexico Mexico

Brazil and Mexico demand an explanation from the US over claims that the NSA spied on the presidents of both countries.
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Woman, 64, completes Cuba-US swim

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 22:24
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad succeeds in becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to the US without a shark cage.
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Rain disrupts US Open day eight

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 21:04
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Rain

Rain disrupts the eighth day of the US Open, forcing the postponement of Victoria Azarenka's match with Ana Ivanovic.
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VIDEO: Vodafone: 'Offer too good to refuse'

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 21:00

The chief executive of Vodafone tells the BBC the offer to sell its 45% stake in Verizon Wireless to US telecoms group Verizon Communications "was in the interests of our shareholders to accept".
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Vodafone sells $130bn Verizon stake

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 20:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK telecoms giant Vodafone confirms the sale of its 45% stake in US-based Verizon Wireless for $130bn (£84bn).
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VIDEO: US woman, 64, makes historic swim

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 19:31
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad succeeds in becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to the US without a shark cage.
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Fifty Shades movie casts its leads

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 17:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Charlie Hunnam and US actress Dakota Johnson land the coveted lead roles in the big-screen version of EL James' erotic bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey.
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NSA 'spied on Brazil and Mexico'

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 16:20
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil, Mexico Mexico

The US National Security Agency (NSA) targeted the communications of the Brazilian and Mexican governments, Brazilian TV Globo reports.
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Taliban bombers attack US base

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 10:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Taliban militants attack a US base in eastern Afghanistan, sparking a lengthy gun battle in which three insurgents were killed.
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US strike on Syria 'helps al-Qaeda'

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 10:28
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria warns any US military action over the alleged use of chemical weapons would amount to "support of al-Qaeda and its affiliates".
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees' views on US action

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 9:27
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian refugees give their views on a possible strike by the US military, against President Bashar al-Assad's government.
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VIDEO: Crossing the scariest bridge in the US

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 23:04
related places: America

Helping drivers too scared to cross one of America's scariest bridges
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Williams into US Open quarter-finals

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 22:04

Defending champion Serena Williams reaches the US Open quarter-finals with a straight-set win over Sloane Stephens.
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Murray beats Mayer in US Open

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 20:32
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Mayer

Defending champion Andy Murray beats Germany's Florian Mayer in straight sets to reach the last 16 of the US Open.
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US 'has evidence of Syrian sarin use'

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 20:29
related countries: Syria Syria

The United States has evidence that the chemical nerve agent sarin was used in a deadly attack in Damascus last month, Secretary of State John Kerry says.
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US delay 'could embolden Assad'

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 11:06
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Congress

US President Barack Obama's decision to delay possible military action in Syria while it is debated by Congress could "embolden" the government, an opposition spokesman says.
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PM supports Obama's stance on Syria

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 8:19
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Congress

Prime Minister David Cameron gives his support to Barack Obama over Syria after the US president says he will ask Congress to vote on military strike action.
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Evans 'belongs with top players'

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 8:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number three Dan Evans believes he belongs with the top players after his unexpected run to the third round of the US Open.
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Azarenka survives scare at US Open

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 4:25
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Second seed Victoria Azarenka fights back from a set down to beat Alize Cornet and reach the US Open fourth round.
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Gutsy Evans knocked out of US Open

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 1:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Briton Dan Evans's US Open run ends in the third round as he loses a thrilling four-set match to 19th seed Tommy Robredo.
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VIDEO: Fifth time lucky for Cuba-US swim?

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 1:24
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Florida, Havana

US endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is again trying to become the first person to swim from the Cuban capital, Havana, to Florida without a shark cage.
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Obama to seek Congress vote on Syria

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 0:46
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Congress

President Barack Obama says the US should take military action against Syria and he will seek congressional authorisation for strikes.
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Putin challenges US on Syria claims

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 17:08
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia's President Putin asks the US to present to the UN evidence behind claims that Syria was responsible for chemical weapons attacks.
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US abuse probe exhumes boys' bodies

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 15:15
related places: Dozier, Florida

Researchers start exhuming remains buried at the former Dozier penal institution in Florida, decades after boys were allegedly abused there.
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