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'Carrot and stick'

Tuesday, October 20th 2009, 2:15
related countries: Sudan Sudan

US administration chooses middle course on Sudan
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US medical cannabis policy eased

Tuesday, October 20th 2009, 0:29

US federal prosecutors are ordered to stop cannabis-related prosecutions in states where medical use is legal.
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US scientist charged with spying

Monday, October 19th 2009, 22:25

A US scientist who used to work for the Pentagon and Nasa is charged with attempting to sell secrets to Israel.
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Balloon family 'ready for arrest'

Monday, October 19th 2009, 19:57

The US couple accused of faking their son's disappearance in a balloon are ready to hand themselves in to police, their lawyer says.
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Oil price hits new high for 2009

Monday, October 19th 2009, 19:48

Oil prices reach a new high for 2009, continuing to rise on the back of the weak US dollar and strong US corporate earnings.
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Sudan offered Obama 'incentives'

Monday, October 19th 2009, 16:22
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The US unveils a new Sudan policy, with "incentives" to improve the Darfur situation, but keeping pressure on Khartoum.
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US drone 'shot down over Somalia'

Monday, October 19th 2009, 15:32
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Islamist insurgents say they have shot down a US drone off the Somali coast - the first such incident, if confirmed.
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Jobs galore

Monday, October 19th 2009, 9:47

US town sees boom as its oil reserves are drilled
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Iran 'retreats' from nuclear deal

Monday, October 19th 2009, 9:30
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia

Iran seems to be backing off from a proposed deal to resolve the crisis over its nuclear programme, Iranian media suggest.
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China on hunt for looted treasure

Monday, October 19th 2009, 8:28
related countries: China China
related places: Asia

China is planning to send experts to the US, Europe and Asia to find items stolen from the former Summer Palace 150 years ago.
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Elvis Presley's quiff sells for $15,000

Monday, October 19th 2009, 7:46
related places: Chicago

A clump of hair believed to have been trimmed from Elvis Presley's head when he joined the US Army in 1958 has been sold for $15,000 (£9,000) in Chicago.
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Bankruptcy move delays abuse case

Monday, October 19th 2009, 7:01
related places: Delaware

A Catholic diocese in the US state of Delaware files for bankruptcy protection on the eve of a high-profile sex abuse trial.
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US balloon boy case 'was a hoax'

Monday, October 19th 2009, 3:28
related places: Colorado

Colorado police say the incident where a US boy was believed swept away in a helium balloon was a hoax.
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US decision after Afghan result

Monday, October 19th 2009, 1:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US says it will take no decision on more troops to Afghanistan until it decides its government is a "true partner".
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'Ethical' stem cell crop boosted

Sunday, October 18th 2009, 17:00

US researchers have found a way to dramatically increase the harvest of stem cells from adult tissue.
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US balloon parents 'face charges'

Sunday, October 18th 2009, 1:50
related places: Colorado

Colorado police say the parents of a boy mistakenly believed swept away by a weather balloon will face charges.
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US senator warns on Afghan troops

Sunday, October 18th 2009, 0:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US Senator John Kerry says it would be "irresponsible" to send more US troops to Afghanistan before election results are clear.
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Hacker's extradition put on hold

Saturday, October 17th 2009, 13:47

A Briton accused of hacking into secret military and Nasa computers is given more time to fight his extradition to the US.
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Six face insider trading charges

Saturday, October 17th 2009, 8:22

One of the richest men in the US is among six charged in what's alleged to be the biggest ever hedge fund insider trading case.
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North Korean diplomat to visit US

Saturday, October 17th 2009, 4:07
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A senior North Korean diplomat is to be allowed a rare visit to the US later this month, officials say, with "informal" meetings planned.
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US swine flu vaccines 'delayed'

Saturday, October 17th 2009, 1:22

US officials warn of delays swine flu vaccine delays as deaths from the virus spread, hitting children especially hard.
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Sloan beats Bross to World gold

Friday, October 16th 2009, 19:52

United States star Bridget Sloan wins the all-around title at the World Gymnastics Championships as team-mate Rebecca Bross makes a late error.
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US balloon boy case 'not a hoax'

Friday, October 16th 2009, 19:23
related places: Colorado

Colorado police say there is no indication the family of a boy thought to have been carried away by a balloon was hoaxing.
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US troops killed in Afghan blast

Friday, October 16th 2009, 15:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Four US soldiers have been killed in a roadside blast in southern Afghanistan, Nato-led forces say.
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US justice under fire for refusing to marry mixed-race couples

Friday, October 16th 2009, 13:37

A white US justice of the peace is criticised for refusing to issue marriage licences to mixed-race couples.
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Tense relations

Friday, October 16th 2009, 10:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan army and politicians falling out over US aid
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US criticises 'inflexible yuan'

Friday, October 16th 2009, 4:37
related countries: China China

The US Treasury criticises China for what it describes as the lack of flexibility of the Chinese currency, the yuan.
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'Balloon boy' found safe at home

Friday, October 16th 2009, 0:57
related places: Colorado

A six-year-old US boy thought to have been carried away by a helium balloon is found alive at his home in Colorado.
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Profits up for top US banks

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 21:48

US banks Goldman Sachs and Citigroup report better-than-expected results, lifting hopes of an end to the global crisis.
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Afghan envoy says run-off likely

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 21:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghanistan's ambassador to the US says a run-off vote to settle the country's presidential election is likely.
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Obama vows to rebuild New Orleans

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 20:45
related places: New Orleans

US President Barack Obama promises his administration "will not forget" New Orleans, four years after Hurricane Katrina.
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Obama signs big Pakistan aid bill

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 19:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A $7.5bn US aid package to Pakistan is signed into law, after fears it might impinge on Pakistan's sovereignty are eased.
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US dismisses Afghan surge report

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 11:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A White House spokesman denies that US President Barack Obama is to announce a major surge in troops for Afghanistan.
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'US drone' kills four in Pakistan

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 1:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A suspected US drone attack in Pakistan's North Waziristan region kills at least four people, security officials say.
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JP Morgan results beat forecasts

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 17:32

JPMorgan Chase, the second biggest US bank, posts a profit of $3.6bn for the latest quarter, surpassing expectations.
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Kidnap victim Dugard speaks out

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 15:56

US kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard speaks publicly for the first time since being found living with her alleged abductors for 18 years.
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Clinton: Russia sees Iran threat

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 15:32
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia
related places: Clinton

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells the BBC that Russia now recognises the threat posed by Iran.
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Clinton urges Russia over rights

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 9:26
related countries: Russia Russia

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges Russia to respect human rights and democracy, as she ends her European tour.
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US city to start giant 'mapathon'

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 8:44
related places: Atlanta

Atlanta aims to become the world's most digitally mapped city with a project that will map every road, trail, bike path and tree.
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Jackson up for posthumous awards

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 8:35

Singer Michael Jackson is posthumously nominated for five American Music Awards, including artist of the year.
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Fugitive gives the game away with Facebook updates

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 7:59

A man on the run from the US authorities inadvertently gave himself away by posting updates advertising his expensive lifestyle.
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US striker injured in fatal crash

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 7:29
related places: Virginia

United States striker Charlie Davies is in a serious but stable condition after a car crash in Virginia which killed a female passenger.
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'No change' to Pakistan aid bill

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 4:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A top US senator behind a major aid package to Pakistan says its conditions do not "impinge" on Pakistan's sovereignty.
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Mexico drug yacht crew burn boat

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 4:54
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican authorities seize a boat smuggling cocaine towards the US, as the crew sets both the boat and its cargo alight.
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Senate panel passes health bill

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 3:50
related places: Senate

A US Senate committee approves a healthcare reform bill, a move described as a "critical milestone" by President Obama.
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US school to punish six-year-old for using own cutlery at lunch

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 2:40

A six-year-old American boy is suspended for several days after bringing his favourite camping cutlery to school.
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US judge cuts Cuban spy sentence

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 21:50
related countries: Cuba Cuba

A US judge cuts the sentence of one of the men known as the "Cuban Five", jailed for spying in the US, from life to 22 years.
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Shift or stall?

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 21:32
related countries: Iran Iran

Is Russia moving closer to the US on the issue of Iran?
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Intel upbeat on future earnings

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 21:05

US chipmaker Intel announces a better-than-expected profit and sets out an upbeat forecast for the next three months.
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Don't pressure Iran, says Russia

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 17:12
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Threatening Iran with sanctions will not help progress on the nuclear issue, Russia's top diplomat tells Hillary Clinton.
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Japan 'will end' Afghan mission

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 9:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Japan Japan

Japan says it will not renew its operation in support of the US-led mission in Afghanistan, but is mulling alternative ways to help.
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Al-Qaeda 'faces funding crisis'

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 1:43

Funding for the Taliban is flourishing while al-Qaeda 'faces a funding crisis', says a top US Treasury official.
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First woman wins economics Nobel

Monday, October 12th 2009, 16:48

American Elinor Ostrom becomes the first woman to win the Nobel prize for economics since it began in 1968.
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US 'won't meddle' pledges Clinton

Monday, October 12th 2009, 13:11
related places: Clinton

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the devolution of policing and justice powers is an issue for the NI Assembly alone.
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Sudanese to hang over US killing

Monday, October 12th 2009, 10:43
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A Sudanese court upholds a death sentence against four Islamists who killed a US envoy on New Year's Day, 2008.
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Monday, October 12th 2009, 10:26
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

An Emirates court convicts US-Lebanese citizen Naji Hamdan on terrorism-related charges and jails him for 18 months.
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Clinton warning to Afghan leader

Monday, October 12th 2009, 8:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the winner of Afghanistan's election will need to do more to stabilise the country.
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Arrest in 1968 Cuba hijack case

Monday, October 12th 2009, 7:10
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: New York

A man accused of hijacking a US plane to Cuba in 1968 is arrested after flying into New York, officials say.
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Protesters demand US gay rights

Sunday, October 11th 2009, 22:38
related places: Washington

Thousands march in Washington in support of gay rights, a day after the president vowed to end a key military service policy.
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Woods wins Presidents Cup for US

Sunday, October 11th 2009, 20:56

Tiger Woods holes the winning putt as the United States won the Presidents Cup for a sixth time in eight events against the International team.
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Clinton upbeat on NI devolution

Sunday, October 11th 2009, 20:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A deal on Northern Ireland policing is "within reach", says US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the INLA renounces violence.
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American porridge-maker scoops this year's Golden Spurtle title

Sunday, October 11th 2009, 17:32

An American has scooped this year's prize for the world's best porridge at championships held in Invernesshire.
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Clinton warns on Pakistan threat

Sunday, October 11th 2009, 14:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Hillary Clinton says an attack on Pakistan's army HQ shows an increasing militant threat, but its nuclear arms remain safe.
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US troops aid Philippine rescue

Sunday, October 11th 2009, 10:31
related countries: Philippines Philippines

US troops are drafted into Philippine relief operations, where some 600 people have died following two typhoons.
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Clinton warns on Pakistan threat

Sunday, October 11th 2009, 9:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The US secretary of state says a militant attack on Pakistan's military HQ is evidence of an increasing threat to the state.
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Obama to end military gay policy

Sunday, October 11th 2009, 3:27
related places: America

US president Barack Obama tells America's largest gay group he will end a ban on gays serving openly in the military.
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Clinton reaches UK on Europe tour

Saturday, October 10th 2009, 22:08
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in the UK on the second leg of a five-day tour of Europe.
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Dugard-case bones 'yield no DNA'

Saturday, October 10th 2009, 1:05

Bones found at the home of the US man suspected of kidnapping Jaycee Dugard are probably old and Native American, police say.
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Obama defends new consumer agency

Friday, October 9th 2009, 21:43

President Barack Obama launches a staunch defence of his proposed new agency to protect the American consumer.
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Two die at US spiritual retreat

Friday, October 9th 2009, 21:05
related places: Arizona

Two people die and 19 others are taken ill after being overcome during a sauna-like experience at an Arizona retreat.
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Nasa team scours Moon crash data

Friday, October 9th 2009, 16:57
related places: Moon

Nasa scientists outline preliminary results after crashing two spacecraft into the Moon in a bid to detect water-ice.
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US and EU push for Bosnian deal

Friday, October 9th 2009, 16:19
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

The US and EU agree with Bosnian politicians on new talks aimed at breaking a political deadlock that divides communities.
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Obama wins 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, October 9th 2009, 15:19

Barack Obama is "humbled" after winning the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to promote diplomacy and nuclear disarmament.
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Hacker refused extradition appeal

Friday, October 9th 2009, 11:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Computer hacker Gary McKinnon is refused permission to appeal to the UK Supreme Court against his extradition to the US.
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US spacecraft set for Moon crash

Friday, October 9th 2009, 10:22
related places: Moon

Nasa is set to crash two unmanned spacecraft into the Moon in a bid to detect the presence of water-ice.
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What do you think of Obama's Nobel Prize?

Friday, October 9th 2009, 9:17

US President Barack Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009. Would you have chosen him?
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US take slender Presidents lead

Friday, October 9th 2009, 7:23

Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker claim a comfortable win as the United States take a 3.5-2.5 lead over the International team on the opening day of the Presidents Cup.
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UN urges stronger Afghan mission

Friday, October 9th 2009, 0:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UN Security Council calls for a stronger force in Afghanistan amid key talks in the US on additional troops.
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Key US economist in global crisis warning

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 22:05

The US economist widely credited with predicting the financial crisis warns we are already "planting the seeds of the next crisis".
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NY socialite heir guilty of theft

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 21:25

The 85-year-old son of late US philanthropist Brooke Astor is convicted of plundering his mother's fortune.
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NY socialite heir guilty of theft

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 21:25

The 85-year-old son of late US philanthropist Brooke Astor is convicted of plundering his mother's fortune.
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US researcher unearths Michelle Obama's slave ancestry

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 16:07

Michelle Obama's great-great-great-grandmother was a slave given away as a child, a US researcher says.
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One in four people is Muslim, study shows

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 9:52

A report from American think-tank The Pew Forum claims that there are just over 1.5 billion Muslims in the world.
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Latin American airlines to merge

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 7:28
related countries: Colombia Colombia, El Salvador El Salvador

Two of Latin America's airlines - Avianca of Colombia and El Salvador's Taca - are to merge to save costs.
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Obama to make November Asia debut

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 6:29
related countries: China China, Indonesia Indonesia, Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea, Singapore Singapore
related places: Asia

US President Barack Obama will stop in Japan, China, Singapore and South Korea, but not Indonesia, on his first Asia tour.
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US deficit 'hits record $1.4tn'

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 6:18

The US budget deficit more than tripled to a record $1.4 trillion in the year to 30 September, the US Congress estimates.
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Obama seeks advice on Afghanistan

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 5:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Barack Obama meets senior advisers as the US marks eight years of military operations in Afghanistan.
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Obamas reveal modern art tastes

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 4:20
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama and his wife have decorated their private rooms and the Oval Office with a range of modern and abstract art, the White House says.
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Europe strong in university table

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 23:32

An annual table of 100 leading universities shows European and Asian universities are catching up with American institutions.
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UN defends Afghan election role

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 23:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UN is again forced to defend its role in the Afghan elections after a US newspaper publishes voter turnout data.
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American photographer Penn dies

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 23:01
related places: Penn

American photographer Irving Penn, who gained fame for his images of fashion, and celebrities, but also ordinary people and still life, dies.
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Alcoa announces surprise profit

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 21:53
related places: Alcoa

The US aluminium-maker Alcoa announces a surprise profit after three consecutive quarterly losses.
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Egypt joins US in 'phishing' raids

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 20:18
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Police in the US and in Egypt arrest dozens of people accused of links to an alleged identity theft ring targeting US banks.
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Afghan police freed after US raid

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 15:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Thirteen Afghan policemen captured during one of the deadliest attacks on US forces are freed, Afghan officials say.
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Jail terms for faith healing pair

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 13:16

A US couple who prayed rather than seeking medical attention for their dying daughter are sentenced to six months in jail.
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US deplores 'vile' Guinea abuses

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 11:13
related countries: Guinea Guinea

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton labels Guinea's crackdown on protesters as a "vile violation" of the people's rights.
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US to reform immigrant detention

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 9:42

Converted hotels are among proposed to hold nonviolent immigrants under plans to reform the US system of detention.
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Obama 'rules out' Afghan cutbacks

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 6:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US president tells senior politicians that his Afghanistan strategy review will not look at reducing troop numbers.
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Two antique books looted during World War II returned to Germany

Tuesday, October 6th 2009, 23:13
related countries: Germany Germany

Two 400-year-old books taken from a salt mine during World War II have been handed back to German officials by an 83-year-old US soldier.
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Switzerland denies Polanski bail

Tuesday, October 6th 2009, 13:17
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Film-maker Roman Polanski is denied bail ahead of his possible extradition to the US, the Swiss Justice Ministry says.
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