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Three US servicemen die in Iraq

Friday, May 1st 2009, 9:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US military officials have confirmed the death of three servicemen, killed in fighting in Anbar province in western Iraq.
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Iran 'leading terrorism sponsor'

Friday, May 1st 2009, 5:32
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran rejects a US state department report saying it remains the "most active state sponsor of terrorism" in the world.
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Swiss bank refuses US tax request

Friday, May 1st 2009, 1:36
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Florida

UBS, Switzerland's biggest bank, refuses to hand over to a Florida court the details of US customers suspected of tax evasion.
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Al-Qaeda 'agent' in US court plea

Friday, May 1st 2009, 0:05

A man accused of being an al-Qaeda agent pleads guilty in the US to conspiring to provide support for terrorism.
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Chrysler bankruptcy deal revealed

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 22:52
related places: Chrysler, White House

Chrysler is to enter bankruptcy protection after failing to have its debts written off, a White House official says.
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UK combat operations end in Iraq

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 21:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A ceremony is held in Basra to mark the official end of the British military mission in Iraq after six years.
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On the border

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 20:37

Swine flu is not affecting US-Mexico crossings
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US to limit Guantanamo releases

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 16:57

Between 50 and 100 detainees held by the US in Guantanamo Bay cannot be freed or tried, says US Defence Secretary Robert Gates.
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US scientists bring invisibility cloak step closer

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 11:23

A tiny "carpet cloak" that makes objects invisible to optical light has been made by a US research team.
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Golf: Slimline Daly dazzles in Spain

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 10:47
related countries: Spain Spain

American golfer John Daly unveils his new slimline look in Spain.
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Afghan diary

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 10:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Embedded with the US Spartans taking on the Taleban
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Obama 'pleased - not satisfied'

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 6:39

US President Barack Obama marks 100 days in office, saying he is pleased but not satisfied with the progress so far.
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Google stands by book search deal

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 3:57
related places: Justice

Web giant Google defends its plans to digitise the world's books, as the US Department of Justice looks at the deal.
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Obama marks 100th day in office

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 2:00

US President Barack Obama gives a primetime TV news conference as his first 100 days in office draw to a close.
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Fed keeps interest rates on hold

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 20:20

The Federal Reserve holds interest rates at a range of between zero and 0.25%, and suggests the recession is easing.
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US reports first swine flu death

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 19:00
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Texas

A Mexican child visiting the US dies of swine flu - the first such death outside Mexico, where the virus may have killed up to 159.
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Slump in exports hits US economy

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 13:09

The US economy continued to contract in the first three months of 2009, led by the biggest fall in exports for 40 years.
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US Gulf envoy makes first visit

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 9:06
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Gulf

The US envoy to the Gulf states, Dennis Ross, begins his first visit to the region, with Iran likely to top the agenda.
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French tourists in fatal US crash

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 8:59
related countries: France France
related places: California

A bus carrying French tourists crashes in California killing at least five people and injuring dozens, officials say.
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French tourists in fatal US crash

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 8:59
related countries: France France
related places: California

A bus carrying French tourists crashes in California killing at least five people and injuring dozens, officials say.
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US cyber-security 'embarrassing'

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 8:33

As President Obama prepares to go public with his review of cyber-security, industry experts weigh in with criticisms.
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New US health secretary sworn in

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 1:04
related places: Kansas

The US Senate confirms President Barack Obama's choice for health secretary, former Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius.
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Ugly clash?

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 23:31
related countries: Israel Israel

Signs that Israel may be on collision course with the US
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First 100 days

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 23:15

How has President Obama handled the US economy?
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First 100 days

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 23:15

How has President Obama handled the US economy?
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Republican senator switches party

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 20:25
related places: Democrat, Senate

Republican US Senator Arlen Specter announces he will become a Democrat, giving the party 59 votes in the Senate.
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Colombia drug trafficker jailed

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 18:22
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Miami

A Colombian drug trafficker implicated in the export of hundreds of tonnes of cocaine to the US is jailed for 30 years by a Miami court.
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US captain tells of pirate rescue

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 16:26
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A US cargo ship captain held hostage for five days by Somali pirates on a lifeboat did not immediately realise he was being rescued as gunshots rang out, he says
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Republican senator switches party

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 16:22
related places: Democrat

Republican US Senator Arlen Specter announces that he intends to become a Democrat.
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US Supreme Court backs fines over swear words on live TV

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 16:05

Fining US broadcasters over the use of a single swear word on live TV is justified, the Supreme Court rules.
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US house prices continue to fall

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 15:00
related places: February

US house prices continued to fall in February, but the rate of decline in some markets is slowing, a leading index says.
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Political controversy surrounds Oklahoma's official rock song

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 12:11
related places: Oklahoma

A track by US band The Flaming Lips is set to become the official state rock song of Oklahoma despite opposition from politicians.
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US 'saddened' by deadly Iraq raid

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 9:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The US military says it is expresses regret after killing two Iraqi civilians in a raid which was criticised by Baghdad.
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GM to cut total of 21,000 US jobs

Monday, April 27th 2009, 23:18
related places: Pontiac

General Motors is to cut 21,000 jobs in the US this year and phase out its Pontiac brand, as it aims to restructure its business.
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Innovative means

Monday, April 27th 2009, 23:02

Could the US innovate its way out of recession?
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Warnings as swine virus spreads

Monday, April 27th 2009, 17:12
related countries: Mexico Mexico, Spain Spain

The EU and US urge caution over travel to Mexico amid fears of a swine flu pandemic, as the first case is confirmed in Europe.
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Chrysler in cost-cut union deal

Monday, April 27th 2009, 7:33
related places: Chrysler

US carmaker Chrysler reaches an outline cost-cutting deal with its main US union as it continues to try to restructure the business.
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American dream

Monday, April 27th 2009, 0:17
related countries: China China

Why US toymakers are targeting Chinese children
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Iraq says US raid violated pact

Sunday, April 26th 2009, 22:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki says a US raid in the south of the country was a breach of the security pact.
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US calls for 'fair' Lebanon poll

Sunday, April 26th 2009, 12:49
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

The US secretary of state calls for the upcoming general election in Lebanon to be fair and free of outside interference.
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North Korea urged back to talks

Saturday, April 25th 2009, 19:48
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US urges North Korea to return to its nuclear obligations after it says it is re-processing spent nuclear fuel again.
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Clinton renews support for Iraq

Saturday, April 25th 2009, 17:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

America's top diplomat Hillary Clinton says the US "will stand with the people of Iraq", despite planned pullout of US troops.
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Turkey criticises Obama comments

Saturday, April 25th 2009, 15:54
related countries: Armenia Armenia, Turkey Turkey

Turkey criticises the US president for not emphasising its dead while marking the killing of Armenians by Turks.
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Czechs throw out ex-Klan leader

Saturday, April 25th 2009, 12:29
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

A former Ku Klux Klan leader, American David Duke, is ordered to leave the Czech Republic where he was planning to promote a book.
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Saberi 'on hunger strike' in Iran

Saturday, April 25th 2009, 11:44
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

A US-Iranian reporter jailed a week ago by Tehran on charges of spying is in the fifth day of a hunger strike, her father says.
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US calls for Sri Lanka ceasefire

Saturday, April 25th 2009, 3:18
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The US calls for an immediate ceasefire to the fighting in north-east Sri Lanka to allow civilians to leave the war zone.
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Obama marks Armenian 'atrocity'

Friday, April 24th 2009, 19:37
related countries: Armenia Armenia

The US president refrains from calling the killing of Armenians in World War I "genocide" despite using the term previously.
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US to issue 'prison abuse' photos

Friday, April 24th 2009, 19:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq

The US is about to release hundreds of photographs showing alleged prisoner abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan, officials say.
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Cutting back

Friday, April 24th 2009, 14:20
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Why

Why the US and Russia want a new arms control treaty
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US and Russia hold nuclear talks

Friday, April 24th 2009, 13:27
related countries: Italy Italy, Russia Russia
related places: Rome

Negotiators for the US and Russia meet in Rome to begin work on a new treaty to curb nuclear weapons.
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Railroad reality

Friday, April 24th 2009, 11:50

Is there a high-speed future for the US network?
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Friday, April 24th 2009, 11:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian cookie chain threatens legal action against US chain Krispy Kreme for stealing a biscuit name and recipe.
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Obama: 100 days

Friday, April 24th 2009, 10:24

Do you have a question for our US correspondents?
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Israel 'risking support on Iran'

Friday, April 24th 2009, 10:06
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel
related places: `Arab

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warns Israel it risks losing Arab support on Iran over its stance on the Palestinian issue.
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US journalists 'face North Korea trial'

Friday, April 24th 2009, 9:59
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

Two US female journalists arrested by North Korea are to face trial, Pyongyang's state news agency says.
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African roots

Friday, April 24th 2009, 7:52

Top US player finds banjo's origins, in sound and images
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Key talks on Pakistan Sharia deal

Friday, April 24th 2009, 7:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Officials in North West Frontier Province in Pakistan meet to discuss their peace deal with the Taleban amid deep US concern.
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Hezbollah TV seller jailed in US

Friday, April 24th 2009, 6:27
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Pakistan Pakistan

A Pakistani man in the US is jailed for transmitting a TV channel run by Lebanon's Hezbollah movement.
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US rape acquittal in Philippines

Friday, April 24th 2009, 6:11
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A US marine is acquitted of rape in the Philippines, in a case highlighting tensions over US military presence in the country.
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Canada must press US for detainee

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 21:41
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian judge rules that PM Stephen Harper must immediately press the US to send home a Canadian detainee being held at Guantanamo Bay.
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Pentagon chief in Taleban warning

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 21:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's relations with the US could be in danger if it fails to combat the Taleban, the US defence chief says.
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GM to close factories for weeks

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 20:23
related countries: Mexico Mexico

General Motors is to temporarily shut 13 factories in the US and Mexico as it tries to cut costs and control stock levels.
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Is Pakistan a threat to world security?

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 11:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the nation poses a "mortal threat". Is she right?
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US ramps up cybersecurity focus

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 7:16
related places: White House

The White House should take direct control of US cybersecurity, the woman tipped to be internet security tsar says.
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Pakistan disorder 'global threat'

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 0:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the situation in Pakistan poses a "mortal threat" to the security of the world.
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Five dead in Iraq suicide attack

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 21:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq

At least five people die after a suicide bomb attack targeting a US-allied militia leader north of the Iraqi capital, reports say.
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Colombian drug lord jailed in US

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 20:53
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Diego Murillo, leader of a Colombian right-wing paramilitary group, is jailed for 31 years in the US for drug trafficking.
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Saberi's fate 'in judges' hands'

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 17:28
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's President Ahmadinejad says he will not intervene in the case of jailed US-Iranian reporter Roxana Saberi.
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US Freddie Mac chief found dead

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 16:49

The chief financial officer of US mortgage giant Freddie Mac has been found dead after apparently killing himself, police say.
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Clinton warns of Iran sanctions

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 16:33
related countries: Iran Iran

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warns Iran of "tough sanctions" if it rejects dialogue over its nuclear programme.
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Bush policy 'led to Abu Ghraib'

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 14:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Bush

Bush-era support for the CIA's harsh interrogation tactics set the tone for abuses by US troops in Iraq, a US report says.
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Iran: Love letter plea for Saberi

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 10:58
related countries: Iran Iran

The partner of jailed US-Iranian reporter Roxana Saberi writes an open love letter begging for her release.
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World's major rivers 'drying up'

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 23:00

Water levels in some of the world's most important rivers have fallen sharply over the past 50 years, US researchers say.
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Hill confirmed as US Iraq envoy

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 22:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq, North Korea North Korea

The Senate confirms Christopher Hill, the former US chief negotiator with North Korea, as the next US ambassador to Iraq.
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Call for concerted cyber-crime fight

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 21:18

A greater global effort is needed to thwart the growing menace of cyber-crime, experts warn at a key security forum in the US.
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US court hears strip-search case

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 20:41

The US Supreme Court considers whether a school acted illegally in subjecting a 13-year-old girl to a strip-search.
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Somali 'pirate' appears in court

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 20:30
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A Somali teenager captured by the US during the rescue of an American sea captain from pirates appears in court in New York.
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Obama invites Middle East heads

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 19:50
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Israel Israel

The US invites Israeli, Palestinian and Egyptian leaders for separate talks in a new push for Middle East peace.
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CIA interrogation lawsuits possible

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 19:00

US President Barack Obama leaves open the possibility of prosecutions over harsh CIA interrogation methods.
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Cheney enters 'torture' memos row

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 16:17

Former US Vice-President Dick Cheney urges the CIA to release memos which he says show harsh interrogation techniques work.
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Bail-out 'risk' for US taxpayers

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 13:31

A watchdog monitoring the US's $700bn bail-out plan for banks says aspects could be "unfair" to taxpayers.
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US internet executives visit Iraq

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 12:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Executives from leading internet companies such as Google, You Tube, and Twitter are in Iraq on a visit arranged by the US State Department
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Polo pony deaths baffle US vets

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 12:33
related places: Florida

Tests are being carried out to find why 21 horses died suddenly ahead of a polo tournament in the US state of Florida.
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Saberi parents welcome Iran signs

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 10:26
related countries: Iran Iran

The parents of jailed US-Iranian reporter Roxana Saberi welcome Iranian judiciary chief's call for a swift and fair appeal.
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Asian stocks fall on bank fears

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 8:17

Asian shares fall sharply, echoing declines in the US caused by renewed concerns about the world's banks.
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'Teenage pirate' arrives in US

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 5:04
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: New York

A Somali teenager accused of being one of the pirates who held a US sea captain hostage is flown to New York to face trial.
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US marks 10 years since Columbine

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 2:21
related places: Columbine

Events are held to mark the 10th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre in which two former pupils killed 13 people.
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Obama reaffirms support for CIA

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 1:52

President Obama tells the CIA it remains key to protecting the US, days after releasing memos on past interrogation techniques.
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Iran orders 'fair' US spy appeal

Monday, April 20th 2009, 17:25
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's judiciary chief orders a "quick and fair" appeal for US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi, jailed last week for spying.
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Weapons debate

Monday, April 20th 2009, 15:52
related places: Columbine

US gun controls 10 years on from the Columbine killings
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Pirate mother's Obama mercy plea

Monday, April 20th 2009, 15:49

The mother of a teenage alleged pirate held over the hostage-taking of a US sea captain asks President Obama to free him.
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Israeli-Swiss row over racism talks

Monday, April 20th 2009, 12:16
related countries: Germany Germany

Israel recalls its ambassador to Switzerland over talks with Iran's leader, who is attending an anti-racism conference in Geneva.
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Hugo Chavez's book gift to Barack Obama is an overnight bestseller

Monday, April 20th 2009, 1:29
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Amazon

A book given by Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez to US President Barack Obama rises 53,293 places on the Amazon listing in two days.
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Americas rivals see signs of hope

Sunday, April 19th 2009, 20:56
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Venezuela Venezuela

An Americas summit ends with no joint declaration, but signs of a thaw in US ties with Cuba and Venezuela.
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Iran leader urges reporter rights

Sunday, April 19th 2009, 18:17
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's president says journalist Roxana Saberi must be able to defend herself in an appeal against her spying conviction.
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US woman wins race against clock for dead fiance's sperm

Sunday, April 19th 2009, 7:37
related places: New York

A New York woman wins a race-against-the-clock legal bid to harvest her dead fiance's sperm - with just four hours to spare.
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'US strike' on Pakistan militants

Sunday, April 19th 2009, 6:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A suspected US missile strike has targeted a Taleban base in north-western Pakistan, say local security officials.
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Obama dismayed by Iran sentence

Saturday, April 18th 2009, 22:20
related countries: Iran Iran

President Obama is "deeply disappointed" by an eight-year sentence given to an Iranian-American journalist for spying.
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US boycotts UN racism conference

Saturday, April 18th 2009, 21:49
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Washington

Washington confirms it will boycott a UN forum on racism next week because of differences over Israel and free speech.
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Pressure on

Saturday, April 18th 2009, 19:09
related countries: Iran Iran

Saberi case tests US president's new Iran agenda
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