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US senator meets Burmese leader

Saturday, August 15th 2009, 13:06
related countries: Burma Burma

American Senator Jim Webb meets Burmese military ruler Than Shwe, the most senior US politician to do so.
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Bolt and Gay stroll through heats

Saturday, August 15th 2009, 11:21
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin, Gay

Triple Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt and American Tyson Gay both stroll through their opening 100m heats at the World Championships.
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'Colombia-US base accord reached'

Saturday, August 15th 2009, 2:58
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia says it has struck a deal to allow the US to use its military bases, despite concerns in some South American nations.
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Biggest US bank failure this year

Friday, August 14th 2009, 23:40

Colonial BancGroup becomes the biggest US bank to collapse this year and its assets are sold to rival BB&T, the regulator says.
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US 'fight club' worker jailed

Friday, August 14th 2009, 22:06
related places: Texas

An ex-worker at a Texas school for mentally disabled people is jailed for three years for causing injury during orchestrated fights.
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US TV 'focused on health anger'

Friday, August 14th 2009, 20:51

US President Barack Obama accuses the media of focusing on healthcare forums when "tempers flare".
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Clinton urges no Megrahi release

Friday, August 14th 2009, 18:34
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie

The Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing abandons an appeal against his conviction, amid reports of imminent release.
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Unhealthy debate

Friday, August 14th 2009, 18:01

Tempers flare as healthcare reform plans divide US
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Manson 'family' member released

Friday, August 14th 2009, 15:29

Charles Manson follower Lynette Fromme, who was convicted of trying to kill former US President Gerald Ford, is freed from jail.
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India 'regrets' US body's censure

Friday, August 14th 2009, 6:06
related countries: India India

A US body's decision to put India on a list of states which fail to protect religious minorities is "regrettable", India says.
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US stands against bomber release

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 21:56

The US says the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing should serve out his sentence after reports he could be freed.
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Crowds welcome Clinton in Liberia

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 18:43
related countries: Liberia Liberia
related places: Monrovia

Liberians line the streets in torrential rain to welcome US Secretary State Hillary Clinton to Monrovia.
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US retail sales in surprise fall

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 15:10

US retail sales fell unexpectedly in July, as job security fears appear to hit consumer spending, data shows.
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Russia set for scrappage scheme

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 12:22
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia is set to introduce its own car scrappage scheme following the success of programmes in the US and Europe.
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China regrets ruling in WTO case

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 4:39
related countries: China China

China says it regrets the WTO ruling against it in a case lodged by the US over media products, and might appeal.
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US 'video terrorist' found guilty

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 0:05
related places: Washington

A US court finds a man guilty of trying to aid a Pakistan terrorist group by videoing Washington landmarks.
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US blogs on NHS

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 22:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

How the UK health service is the focus of US debate
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Ousted Honduran leader presses US

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 21:50
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya urges the US to take tougher action to help restore him to power.
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Fed says worst of recession over

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 20:29

The Federal Reserve says the US economy has come out of the worst of the recession, as it keeps interest rates on hold.
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US wins trade case against China

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 18:46
related countries: China China

The US wins a ruling at the World Trade Organisation against China's restrictions on the import of American media products.
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Clinton nudges Nigeria on reform

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 16:19
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Africa

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges Nigeria to press ahead with democratic reform and the fight against corruption.
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Hi-tech policing

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 14:38
related places: Why

Why crime is plummeting in some major US cities
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US and UBS agree to end tax row

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 14:11
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The US government and UBS agree the details of a deal to end legal action against the Swiss bank over tax evasion.
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Does healthcare in the US need reform?

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 11:00

President Obama has defended his plans for US healthcare reforms. Are you concerned about his proposals?
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US rapper guilty of killing fan

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 23:11

Rapper C-Murder is convicted of second-degree murder for shooting a 16-year-old fan.
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Ex-Nepal PM urges anti-US unity

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 22:49
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Ex-Nepalese Prime Minister Prachanda says Asian countries should co-operate to combat US influence in South Asia.
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Obama tackles healthcare critics

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 19:23

US President Barack Obama accuses opponents of his healthcare proposals of trying to "scare the heck" out of people.
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US urges Sri Lanka reconciliation

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 18:20
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A senior US diplomat warns that Sri Lanka's failure to share power with minority Tamils could lead to renewed violence.
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Kuwait 'foils US army base plot'

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 13:36
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

Kuwait says it has arrested six members of an al-Qaeda-linked cell who were planning to attack a US military base.
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Thailand rejects Bout extradition

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 8:52
related countries: Russia Russia, Thailand Thailand

A Thai court rejects a US request to extradite Viktor Bout, an alleged Russian arms dealer dubbed the "Merchant of Death".
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Pakistan drone attack 'kills 10'

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 8:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 10 suspected militants die in a strike by a US drone in north-west Pakistan, local intelligence officials say.
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Sick note

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 2:48

Are the rowdy US healthcare protests one big conspiracy?
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Clinton appeal on Congo conflict

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 0:06
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to DR Congo, where she is expected to speak out on the country's brutal civil conflict.
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US-Colombia troops plan sparks alarm

Monday, August 10th 2009, 23:21
related countries: Colombia Colombia

South American leaders express fresh concerns over Colombian plans to grant US troops access to its military bases.
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Optimistic women have a lower risk of death, finds major study

Monday, August 10th 2009, 23:12

Women who are optimistic have a lower risk of heart disease and death, according to a major American study.
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Obama backs Mexico's drugs war

Monday, August 10th 2009, 19:50
related countries: Mexico Mexico

President Barack Obama expresses support for Mexico's war on drug cartels, at a three-way summit with Canada.
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Agent Orange campaign in Vietnam

Monday, August 10th 2009, 13:44
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam stages "Orange Day" to raise funds for people it says were victims of the Agent Orange chemical used by the US.
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US to target 'Afghan drug lords'

Monday, August 10th 2009, 13:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US puts 50 Afghan drug trafficking suspects on a list of people to be "captured or killed", the New York Times reports.
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Clinton urges fair Angola polls

Monday, August 10th 2009, 10:08
related countries: Angola Angola
related places: Africa

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in Angola, as she continues her seven-nation tour of Africa.
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Eritrea rebuffs 'smear campaign'

Monday, August 10th 2009, 9:14
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea, Somalia Somalia

Eritrea denies allegations made by the US and African Union that it backs Islamist insurgents in Somalia.
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Dozens injured in US prison riot

Sunday, August 9th 2009, 23:16
related places: California

Fifty-five prisoners are taken to hospital and 200 others left with minor injuries after a riot at a jail in southern California.
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Pakistani Taliban leader 'is ill'

Sunday, August 9th 2009, 20:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Pakistani Taliban leader, Baitullah Mehsud, is gravely ill, his aide says, denying claims he was killed in a US missile attack.
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Iran confirms US trio being held

Sunday, August 9th 2009, 14:25
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran has confirmed that it has detained three Americans thought to have strayed into its territory, a top US official says.
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US resort offers cheap room deal - if guests opt to sleep in a tent

Sunday, August 9th 2009, 11:22

A US luxury resort offers rooms for as little as $19 (£11) per night, but guests have to sleep in a tent.
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Abdul 'in talks with Idol rival'

Sunday, August 9th 2009, 11:19
related places: Idol

Paula Abdul may join TV talent show So You Think You Can Dance following her exit from American Idol, reports suggest.
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Nine killed in New York air crash

Sunday, August 9th 2009, 10:41

Nine people are killed after a helicopter and a light aircraft collide and crash into New York's Hudson River.
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Trucking trouble

Sunday, August 9th 2009, 8:46
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Cross

Cross-border row with US hurts Mexico drivers
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Israel recalls envoy over memo

Sunday, August 9th 2009, 3:01
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's foreign ministry recalls a senior diplomat after he criticised his own government for harming ties with the US.
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Flexible habits

Saturday, August 8th 2009, 23:54
related places: Vatican

Vatican queries 'liberal drift' in the work of US nuns
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Clinton dons gardening gloves at South African housing project

Saturday, August 8th 2009, 17:35
related countries: South Africa South Africa

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton dances, clears rubble and plants marigolds as she visits South African housing projects.
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Clinton meets South Africa's Zuma

Saturday, August 8th 2009, 17:16
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Zuma

The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on the second leg of her African tour, meets South African President Jacob Zuma.
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Sotomayor joins US Supreme Court

Saturday, August 8th 2009, 15:25

Sonia Sotomayor is sworn in as America's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice after lengthy confirmation hearings.
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Pakistani Taliban leader 'killed'

Saturday, August 8th 2009, 5:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

There are growing indications that Pakistan's most wanted man, Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, has been killed by a US missile.
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Buffett's firm returns to profit

Friday, August 7th 2009, 22:12

Celebrated US financier Warren Buffett's investment firm Berkshire Hathaway reports a return to profitability.
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Bolivia in Colombia betrayal jibe

Friday, August 7th 2009, 21:31
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Colombia Colombia

Bolivian President Morales accuses Colombia of betraying Latin America with its plan to let US troops use military bases there.
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US loses fewer jobs than expected

Friday, August 7th 2009, 19:44

The US economy lost 247,000 jobs in July, far fewer than analysts had expected, Labor Department figures show.
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Republican US senator to resign

Friday, August 7th 2009, 19:38
related places: Florida

Republican Senator Mel Martinez of Florida is to step down, saying he wishes to spend more time with his family.
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Mandela meeting inspires Clinton

Friday, August 7th 2009, 16:43
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Clinton

The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she feels inspired by her meeting with former South African President Nelson Mandela.
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Kenyan suitor renews Chelsea Clinton goat offer

Friday, August 7th 2009, 16:04
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Chelsea

A Kenyan man tells of his joy that US diplomat Hillary Clinton has agreed to renew his marriage offer to her daughter, Chelsea.
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Clinton tour reaches South Africa

Friday, August 7th 2009, 14:48
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The US and South Africa are "working together" to bring change to Zimbabwe, says top US diplomat Hillary Clinton in Pretoria.
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Uribe and Lula discuss base use

Friday, August 7th 2009, 11:28
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Colombia Colombia

Colombia's president receives tacit support from Brazil for his plans to allow US troops to use Colombian bases.
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Breakfast Club creator dies at 59

Friday, August 7th 2009, 7:35

US film director John Hughes, the creator of hit films including The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, dies at 59.
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US boosts car scrappage by $2bn

Friday, August 7th 2009, 7:00

The US Senate approves a further $2bn for the car scrappage scheme, after initial funds of $1bn ran out in 10 days.
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Fannie Mae asks Treasury for aid

Friday, August 7th 2009, 0:15

US mortgage finance firm Fannie Mae asks the Treasury for another $10.7bn in aid, as it announces fresh losses.
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US outlines anti-terror strategy

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 23:55

President Obama's chief counter-terrorism adviser says the US is adopting a new approach to tackling terrorism.
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Scientists find an itchiness cell

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 23:01

US scientists have pinpointed a specific type of nerve cell in mice which appears to generate the itch sensation.
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Sotomayor backed by US Senate

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 20:01

The US Senate confirms Sonia Sotomayor as a Supreme Court justice, making her the first Hispanic to sit on the court.
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Afghan bomb kills four US troops

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 18:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nato says four American service members have been killed in a roadside bomb attack in western Afghanistan.
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Hoover marvel

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 12:18
related places: Bridge

Bridge arch reaches for the skies over famous US dam
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Clash shuts US factory in France

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 11:37
related countries: France France

A US firm shuts a car parts factory in France on grounds of "security" after angry workers allegedly assault a manager.
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US drug aid to Mexico faces delay

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 9:13
related countries: Mexico Mexico

US counter-narcotics funds for Mexico could be held up after a senior senator questions Mexico's human rights record.
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Two boys detained in US rape case

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 5:09
related places: Arizona

A US judge in Arizona orders the detention of two nine-year-old boys accused of helping in the gang rape of an eight-year-old girl.
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Safe to fly?

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 3:54

The US airline pilots living in a trailer park near a runway
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Structure of HIV genome 'decoded'

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 0:23

Researchers in the US say they have decoded the entire genetic content of the HIV-1 virus, a key source of Aids infection.
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Twitter Iran delay 'not forced'

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 0:13
related countries: Iran Iran

Twitter's delayed upgrade work after the Iranian election was not a response to a US government request, its co-founder says.
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Obama presses N Korea on weapons

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 23:51
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: America

US President Barack Obama urges North Korea to give up developing nuclear arms, after Pyongyang frees two jailed US journalists.
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Ex-US lawmaker guilty of bribery

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 22:58

Former US lawmaker William Jefferson, who was caught by FBI agents with $90,000 in his freezer, is found guilty of bribery.
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US bomb plot pupil admits guilt

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 21:48

A 19-year-old confesses to plotting to bomb his South Carolina school and faces a 10-year sentence.
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US gym gunman's 'internet plans'

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 20:54
related places: Pennsylvania

A US gunman who killed three women in a Pennsylvania dance class appeared to write online about his plans for the attack.
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US terror suspects refused bail

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 19:34
related countries: Israel Israel, Jordan Jordan

A judge rules that six US men charged with plotting terror attacks in Jordan and Israel must stay in jail until their trial.
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Freed US reporters welcomed home

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 18:58
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Los Angeles

Two US reporters freed from months of detention in North Korea are reunited with their families in Los Angeles.
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LA police chief 'stepping down'

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 18:20

William Bratton is to step down as the head of the Los Angeles Police Department, according to US media reports.
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Egypt anger over Sadat film dog

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 15:56
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A US film naming a character's dog after former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat triggers a court case in Egypt.
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Three shot dead by US gym gunman

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 15:01
related places: Pittsburgh

Three women die after a gunman opens fire on dance students at a gym near Pittsburgh, before shooting himself.
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Kenya impunity 'disappoints US'

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 14:10
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The US is disappointed with Kenya's failure to investigate last year's post-election violence, Hillary Clinton says.
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'Drone attack' kills Taliban wife

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 12:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Two missiles suspected to have been fired by a US drone kill a wife of a leading Pakistani militant, relatives tell the BBC.
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Iran 'cannot confirm' US arrests

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 11:18
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq

Iran's Foreign Ministry says it can neither confirm or deny the arrest of three Americans after crossing from Iraq.
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Clinton urges African democracy

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 10:57
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Liberia Liberia
related places: Africa

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton begins her African tour calling for democracy to boost trade opportunities.
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Paula Abdul quits American Idol

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 8:50

American Idol judge Paula Abdul is quitting the TV singing contest after eight years on the show, she announces.
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Russia praises EU role in Georgia

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 8:16
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russia says EU monitors have helped stabilise the situation in Georgia since last year's war, but rejects a similar role for the US.
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Freed US reporters head home

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 4:25
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Two US reporters fly home, after former US President Bill Clinton helped to secure their release from prison in North Korea.
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North Korea pardons US reporters

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 23:35
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-il issues a pardon to two detained US journalists, after a visit by Bill Clinton.
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US terror suspects hearing begins

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 17:09
related countries: Israel Israel, Jordan Jordan

A detention hearing begins in North Carolina for seven US men charged with plotting terror attacks in Israel and Jordan.
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Bill Clinton meets N Korea leader

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 16:34
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Former US President Bill Clinton meets North Korea's Kim Jong-il during a surprise visit to Pyongyang, state media report.
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Rocket attack on Afghan capital

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 14:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Suspected Taliban militants fire rockets into the Afghan capital, Kabul, as security fears mount ahead of elections.
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Iran questions detained Americans

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 12:54
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian police are questioning three Americans being held for illegally entering the country, state media report.
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US cyber-security tsar steps down

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 9:24
related places: White House

The White House's acting cyber-security tsar resigns from her post, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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Suu Kyi co-accused 'in hospital'

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 8:45
related countries: Burma Burma

John Yettaw, the US man on trial with Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma, has been taken to hospital after suffering seizures, sources say.
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Photo blog

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 8:38

Winning images depict life of a 17-year-old girl in US
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Doubts disproved

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 7:47
related places: Why

Row over Barack Obama's birth certificate
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