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US Treasury lost $10bn on GM bailout

Monday, December 9th 2013, 23:22

The US Treasury sells its remaining shares of General Motors, leaving it with a $10bn loss on the bailout of the car maker.
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US and UK 'spy on virtual games'

Monday, December 9th 2013, 22:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US and British spies infiltrated online fantasy games in an effort to identify terrorist threats, according to media reports.
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Newman: Korea apology 'under duress'

Monday, December 9th 2013, 22:13
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The 85-year-old US citizen held in North Korea for more than a month, Merrill Newman, says his videotaped confession was given under duress.
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Sacred Hopi artefacts sold in Paris

Monday, December 9th 2013, 16:21
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Sacred artefacts from the Hopi native American tribe go under the hammer at a Paris auction, despite US objections.
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World's largest airline created

Monday, December 9th 2013, 16:21

American Airlines and US Airways complete their long awaited merger to launch the world's biggest airline.
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US defence chief meets Pakistan PM

Monday, December 9th 2013, 12:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Monday

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel holds talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad.
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Frozen snowballs Hunger Games in US

Monday, December 9th 2013, 10:40

Disney animation Frozen topples Hunger Games: Catching Fire on the US box office chart in its second week of release.
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Joel 'overwhelmed' by Kennedy honour

Monday, December 9th 2013, 10:23
related places: Kennedy, Washington

US singer Billy Joel says it is "a little overwhelming" to be one of the five recipients of this year's Kennedy Center honours in Washington.
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Tech firms seek surveillance reform

Monday, December 9th 2013, 8:59

Eight leading technology firms including Google and Facebook call for "wide-scale changes" to US government surveillance.
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US veteran aims to be Afghan sole trader

Monday, December 9th 2013, 0:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US veteran and his flip-flop factory for Afghanistan
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VIDEO: US gripped by winter storm

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 5:32

A deadly winter storm has left a trail of ice and snow across the United States.
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US citizen home after N Korea ordeal

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 19:16
related countries: North Korea North Korea

US citizen Merrill Newman arrives in San Francisco after being released by North Korea after more than a month in detention there.
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VIDEO: US citizen released by N Korea

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 11:28
related countries: North Korea North Korea

US citizen Merrill Newman has been deported from North Korea following more than a month in detention there.
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US power 'underpins Iran diplomacy'

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 7:58
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Gulf

Diplomacy with Iran over its nuclear programme must be backed by military power, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel tells Gulf leaders.
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American becomes unlikely new star on Arabs Got Talent

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 1:30
related places: Arab

The American contestant who has taken Arab talent show by storm
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US jobless rate hits five-year low

Friday, December 6th 2013, 19:10

The US unemployment rate fell to a five-year low of 7% in November as firms created 203,000 new jobs, latest figures show.
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Hopper work sells for record $40m

Friday, December 6th 2013, 11:34

A Depression era view of New Jersey by Edward Hopper sells for $40m (£24.4m), setting an auction record for the US artist.
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Biden urges Seoul-Tokyo co-operation

Friday, December 6th 2013, 9:22
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul, Asia

US Vice-President Joe Biden urges Japan and South Korea to improve ties, amid tensions over China's air zone and North Korea.
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VIDEO: Mandela 'way ahead of the curve'

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 22:32

In the course of making a two-part BBC profile of Nelson Mandela, David Dimbleby spoke to a number of leading figures who knew Mandela well, including former US President Bill Clinton
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JP Morgan in cyber hack warning

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 21:02

JP Morgan Chase is warning 465,000 holders of pre-paid cash cards issued by the US bank that their personal data may have been hacked.
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US teacher shot dead in Libya

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 20:43
related countries: Libya Libya

An American teacher is gunned down by unknown assailants while jogging in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, local officials say.
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US fast-food workers in strike

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 20:19

Fast-food workers in several cities across the US stage a 24-hour strike in protest against low wages.
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Wife 'live-tweets' husband's death

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 19:56

A US woman live-tweeted reports of a fatal car crash, only to find out her husband had been killed in the accident, according to US media.
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Russian diplomats in US fraud case

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 19:55
related countries: Russia Russia

Dozens of Russian diplomats spent a fortune on luxury goods and holidays in a $1.5m benefits fraud spanning almost a decade, US prosecutors say.
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In pictures: Ford Mustang

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 17:20

Ford Mustang and the history of US muscle cars
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GM withdraws Chevrolet from Europe

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 17:17
related places: Chevrolet, Vauxhall

US car giant General Motors plans to withdraw its Chevrolet brand from Europe and concentrate more on its Opel and Vauxhall brands.
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US economy grows faster than thought

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 13:52

The US economy grew at an annual pace of 3.6% in the third quarter of the year, revised figures show.
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Sundance sees comedy stars go serious

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 12:11

Former Saturday Night Live regular Kristen Wiig and Girls creator Lena Dunham are among the US comedy stars who will be seen in a more serious guise at next year's Sundance Film Festival.
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Biden in 'direct' China zone talks

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 9:48
related countries: China China

The US and China had "very direct" talks about China's new air defence identification zone, says US Vice-President Joe Biden.
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One Direction make US chart history

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 9:29

The boy band become the only group to have their first three albums go to number one in their opening week in the US.
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VIDEO: On board US navy ship amid China row

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 9:29
related countries: China China, Japan Japan

With China and the US at least in dialogue to ease new tension over the new East China Sea air defence zone, what has been the operational impact for US military deployments in the region?
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AUDIO: 'Jumbled up' tongue twister most difficult

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 8:51

Dr Shattuck-Hufnagel, an American psychologist, discusses what makes tongue twisters so difficult.
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VIDEO: Fast food workers in pay protest

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 8:06

US workers in the fast food industry are planning a wave of strikes demanding pay of $15 per hour, a day after President Obama called the growing gap between the rich and poor the "defining challenge of our time".
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Obama: US must fix 'unequal economy'

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 3:27

President Barack Obama calls for government action to remedy what he describes as profound income inequality and a lack of social mobility in the US.
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Not guilty plea in US teacher murder

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 1:42

A student in the US state of Massachusetts who is accused of killing his maths teacher pleads not guilty to murder, rape and robbery.
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Rockwell painting in record sale

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 21:51
related places: New York

A Normal Rockwell painting sells for $46m (£28m) in New York, a new record for a piece of American art sold at auction.
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Martin Bashir resigns from MSNBC

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 21:43

Martin Bashir resigns from liberal US news and chat network MSNBC after "offensive" remarks about former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
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US trade gap narrows in October

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 20:28

The US trade gap narrowed in October, according to official figures, while in a separate report the Federal Reserve says the economy is growing at a "modest to moderate rate".
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Biden urges Chinese to test leaders

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 15:21
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing, Asia

US Vice-President Joe Biden begins a high-profile trip to China by encouraging people to "challenge the government".
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McQueen wins best director honour

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 8:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British film-maker Steve McQueen is named best director for 12 Years a Slave by the New York Critics Circle, while American Hustle wins best film.
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Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 7:57
related places: New York

A US animal rights group has filed a lawsuit with a New York court seeking to recognise a chimp as a legal person with rights to "bodily liberty".
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Huawei South Korea deal worries US

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 2:53
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea
related places: Huawei

A reported deal between Chinese firm Huawei and South Korea, which could see it help develop the country's broadband network, prompts US concerns.
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Man jailed in Cuba seeks Obama's aid

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 2:10
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Alan Gross, a US man jailed in Cuba, asks President Obama to intervene personally to help win his release, on the fourth anniversary of his arrest.
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US halts shipments from Afghanistan

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 0:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

The US military halts its ground cargo shipments from Afghanistan via Pakistan because of the risk to drivers after protests over US drone strikes.
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SpaceX launches commercial satellite

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 23:35

The US company SpaceX puts a TV satellite in orbit, marking its ambition to take a big slice of the market for telecommunications spacecraft.
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US House votes to ban plastic guns

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 23:19

The US House of Representatives approves a 10-year extension of a ban on all-plastic guns, as 3D plastic printing spreads to more homes.
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US football fans 'caused earthquake'

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 22:33
related places: Monday, Seattle

A celebration by football fans in the US city of Seattle grew so loud on Monday evening it registered as a minor earthquake, a research group says.
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US gene testing firm halts marketing

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 21:46
related places: Home

Home genetic testing firm 23andMe, which is backed by Google, stops marketing its products after a warning from US regulators, a spokeswoman says.
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Only '1% of Snowden files published'

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 21:07
related places: Snowden, Guardian

Only 1% of files leaked by former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden have been published by the Guardian newspaper, its editor tells MPs.
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US 'Cyber Monday' sales up 16%

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 20:36

US shoppers spend a record $2.29bn (£1.4bn) on so called 'Cyber Monday', a day of heavy discounting online, with significantly more purchases coming from mobile devices.
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Obama promotes healthcare reboot

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 20:26

US President Barack Obama attempts to rally support for his healthcare law and stem a wave of bad publicity over his flagship domestic achievement.
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Americans see US in decline - survey

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 19:07

For the first time in 40 years, a majority of Americans say the US plays a less important and powerful role in the world than it did a decade ago.
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BP gets UK government help over ban

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 16:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government intervenes in support of BP over a US ban on the oil major bidding for new federal contracts.
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Detroit given bankruptcy protection

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 16:39
related places: Detroit

A US federal judge rules Detroit should be granted bankruptcy protection and says controversial pension cuts could occur as a result.
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Terror suspects sue Poland over CIA

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 15:31
related countries: Poland Poland

The European Court of Human Rights holds the first open hearing about an alleged CIA prison in Poland used to interrogate terror suspects.
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Biden: US 'concerned' by China zone

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 12:23
related countries: China China

The US remains "deeply concerned" about China's new air defence identification zone (ADIZ), Vice-President Joe Biden tells the Japanese PM.
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BP gets Gulf payouts suspended

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 10:50
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Gulf

Oil giant BP's attempts to limit claims over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill have been given a boost after a US appeals court ruled in its favour.
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Mexican ex-governor charged in US

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 9:44
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Tamaulipas, Gulf

The ex-governor of the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, Tomas Yarrington, is charged with links to the Gulf drug cartel by US prosecutors.
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The US airman shot down by Syria

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 1:30
related countries: Syria Syria

The US airman shot down by Syria in 1983
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VIDEO: Japan's relationship with the US

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 23:53
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo, Asia

US Vice-President Joe Biden arrives in Tokyo to meet Japanese leaders at the start of a week-long trip to Asia.
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France probes Dylan's Croat comments

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 22:26
related countries: France France

US singer and songwriter Bob Dylan has been placed under judicial investigation in France for allegedly provoking ethnic hatred of Croats.
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US Black Friday sales disappoint

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 21:57

US sales on the year's biggest shopping weekend fell for the first time in seven years, according to the National Retail Federation.
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VIDEO: One-way trade route in Afghanistan

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 19:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The United States is threatening to pull out of a security pact with Afghanistan unless it is signed by the end of the year - without the pact trade routes could be threatened.
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US court rejects Amazon tax appeal

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 17:27
related places: Amazon

In a precedent-setting move, the US Supreme Court rejects Amazon's appeal to avoid paying sales tax on items bought in NY state.
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Jesse Owens 1936 gold medal on sale

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 16:50
related countries: Germany Germany

An Olympic gold medal won by African-American athletics star Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games is put up for auction online.
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New York train crash probe begins

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 15:31
related places: New York, Sunday

The US authorities begin an investigation into the causes of Sunday's New York crash in which four people were killed and more than 60 injured.
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Hunger Games stays top of US chart

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 10:20
related places: Thanksgiving, Disney

Hunger Games: Catching Fire stays top of the US box office over the Thanksgiving weekend, with Disney's Frozen opening at number two.
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The pre-history of the US dollar

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 1:55

What America used for money before the dollar
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VIDEO: Marvel's Muslim-American girl superhero

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 0:28
related places: Marvel

Marvel's female Muslim superhero fights villains and stereotypes
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Hollywood star Paul Walker mourned

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 17:46

Fans, friends and fellow stars pay tribute to US actor Paul Walker, best known for the Fast & Furious films, who has died in a car crash at the age of 40.
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US actor Paul Walker dies in crash

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 9:05
related places: California

Paul Walker, who starred in the Fast & Furious action film series, is killed along with a friend in a car crash north of Los Angeles.
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US urges N Korea to free detainee

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 23:15
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US urges North Korea to release American Merrill Newman, after official media there say he confessed to "crimes against the state".
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VIDEO: US man 'confesses' in N Korea

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 13:52
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A US citizen detained for more than a month in North Korea has confessed to committing "indelible crimes" against the state, according to state media.
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US ship 'to destroy Syria chemicals'

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 11:48
related countries: Syria Syria

The organisation charged with overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons confirms some will be "neutralised" aboard a US Navy ship.
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US carriers 'to observe China rules'

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 7:26
related countries: China China

The US urges its commercial aircraft to comply with China's rules in the new air defence zone around disputed islands in the East China Sea.
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US man 'confesses' to N Korea crimes

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 7:23
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korean media say a US citizen detained there for more than a month, Merrill Newman, has confessed to "indelible crimes" against the state.
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Violence mars Black Friday frenzy

Friday, November 29th 2013, 19:24

Shootings, stabbing, robbery and brawls taint the Black Friday shopping frenzy, as bargain-hunters mob malls across the US.
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Black Friday flurry for UK retailers

Friday, November 29th 2013, 18:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A rush by some retailers to copy a US-style Black Friday boosts sales, but leads to a fight in one Asda shop, and an arrest at another, as customers seek the best discounted deals.
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China jets scrambled in air zone

Friday, November 29th 2013, 16:43
related countries: China China, Japan Japan

China says it has scrambled fighter jets to monitor US and Japanese planes inside its controversial new air defence zone around disputed islands.
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Karzai condemns 'deadly US strike'

Friday, November 29th 2013, 7:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemns a US air strike that killed a small child and injured two women in southern Helmand province.
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Devices fired near US base in Japan

Friday, November 29th 2013, 4:53
related countries: Japan Japan

Two "improvised launch devices" were fired near a US military base in Japan on Thursday, officials say, with no injuries or damage reported.
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Australia blocks GrainCorp takeover

Friday, November 29th 2013, 1:46
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia blocks US conglomerate Archer Daniels Midland's (ADM) A$3.4bn ($3.1bn; £1.8bn) takeover of GrainCorp - its biggest grain merchant.
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What is Black Friday anyway?

Friday, November 29th 2013, 0:09

The history of the annual US Thanksgiving retail frenzy
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The first panda to leave China

Friday, November 29th 2013, 0:00
related countries: China China

The American socialite who got the first live panda out of China
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Plan to destroy Syria weapons at sea

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 19:01
related countries: Syria Syria

A plan has been drawn up to destroy Syria's chemical weapons at sea using a mobile plant on a US Navy auxiliary vessel, Newsnight understands.
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Diplomat 'killer' captured in Mali

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 17:40
related countries: France France, Mali Mali, Niger Niger, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

French troops recapture a Malian man who escaped from prison in Niger, where he killed four Saudi tourists and allegedly assassinated a US diplomat, officials say.
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UAE 'holding US man for spoof video'

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 15:51

A rights group says a US man has been held in UAE for months, accused of endangering national security after posting a parody video about youth culture.
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Drones used in jail smuggling attempt

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 15:39
related countries: Canada Canada

Prison officers' union calls for tighter security after drones were used to try to smuggle contraband into jails in US and Canada.
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US agrees to pay $50m after 'piracy'

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 12:34

The US government agrees to pay $50m (£31m) after it was said to have pirated "thousands" of copies of military software.
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Cheryl Cole wins US X Factor payout

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 9:48

Pop star Cheryl Cole receives a payout from the producers of X Factor USA, after she was dropped from the show in 2011.
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Japan's Nikkei hits six-year high

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 9:14
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's main stock index closes at its highest level for nearly six years, tracking overnight gains in the US markets and buoyed by a weak yen.
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Storm dampens Thanksgiving getaway

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 23:51
related places: Thanksgiving

Hundreds of flights have been delayed, but a storm on the US East Coast has not brought Thanksgiving travel gridlock as feared.
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New delay for US health law website

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 22:41

The Obama administration announces another delay to its healthcare law, this time to online medical insurance for small businesses.
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Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkeys

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 20:34
related places: Thanksgiving

US President Barack Obama "pardons" two turkeys on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday, saluting them for their bravery.
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US airline merger cleared by judge

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 18:44

A US federal bankruptcy judge rules in favour of a proposed merger between US Airways and American Airlines which would form the world's biggest airline.
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EU tells US to 'rebuild data trust'

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 18:22
related places: Snowden

The European Commission says the US must help toughen rules governing data transfers to help rebuild trust following the Snowden leaks.
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Biden to raise concerns in China

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 17:10
related countries: China China
related places: White House, Asia

US Vice-President Joe Biden will convey to China US concerns over its declaration of an air defence zone over disputed islands, the White House says.
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'Smelly' hot sauce factory curbed

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 15:53
related places: California

A California judge temporarily curbs production of the popular sriracha hot sauce after nearby residents complained of the factory's noxious odours.
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VIDEO: China 'monitored' path of US bombers

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 14:06
related countries: China China

China monitored the flight of two US bombers that flew across its newly-declared "air defence identification zone", its defence ministry has said.
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NSA 'plan to shame web-porn users'

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 13:26

The US authorities have studied online sexual activity and suggested exposing porn site visits as a way to discredit people who spread radical views, the Huffington Post news site reports.
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