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SAC Capital faces fraud charges

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 19:20
related places: Wall Street

US authorities have launched criminal charges against the Wall Street hedge fund SAC Capital.
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US launches huge hacking fraud case

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 17:15

Prosecutors launch what they say is the US's largest ever hacking fraud involving the theft of data used to steal hundreds of millions of dollars.
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US eases Iran medicine sanctions

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 16:26
related countries: Iran Iran

The US eases sanctions on exports of medical equipment to Iran in order to enable "legitimate humanitarian trade".
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France investigates chain's 'models'

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 16:21
related countries: France France
related places: Abercrombie

The US clothes retailer Abercrombie and Fitch (A&F) is under investigation in France for possible discrimination based on job applicants' looks.
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US concern over South Sudan sacking

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 16:06

The US and the EU urge South Sudan's leaders to maintain calm and prevent violence after President Salva Kiir sacked his cabinet including Vice-President Riek Machar.
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GM profit down despite US sales rise

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 14:12

US car giant General Motors reports profits of $1.2bn (£784m) for the second quarter with strong sales in North America offsetting falls in the European car market.
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US lawmakers back phone surveillance

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 1:16

The US House of Representatives narrowly votes to continue collecting data on Americans' phone calls, after a passionate debate about the programme.
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Ex-US president shaves his head

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 22:58

Former US President George H W Bush has shaved his head to show support for a toddler undergoing treatment for leukaemia.
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VIDEO: Art helps young Syrian refugees

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 19:54
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Syria Syria

A project set up by an American artist is helping Syrian children in the Zataari refugee camp in Jordan to overcome memories of the violence and suffering they witnessed and experienced back home.
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US delays delivery of jets to Egypt

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 17:56
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The US says it is delaying the delivery of four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt following the army's overthrow of Mohammed Morsi as president.
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VIDEO: What is inside Snowden lawyer's bag?

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 16:36
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Snowden

An appearance by the lawyer of US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden raised speculation at Moscow Airport on Wednesday that the fugitive was to receive documents allowing him to leave the transit zone after one month.
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Gas rig on fire in Gulf of Mexico

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 16:03
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Louisiana

A fire breaks out on a rig drilling for gas in the Gulf of Mexico, off the Louisiana coast, US federal officials confirm.
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Boeing profits rise despite 787 woes

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 14:34

US plane-maker Boeing reports better-than-expected results for the second quarter, despite recent problems with its 787 Dreamliner model.
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Ford profits boosted by US and China

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 12:01
related countries: China China

Carmaker Ford reports healthy profits thanks to strong demand in its home US market and in China, which offset more losses in Europe.
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Easy Rider star Fonda sues designers

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 10:28
related places: Fonda

US actor Peter Fonda is suing the fashion label Dolce & Gabbana over a T-shirt featuring an image of him taken from 1969 film Easy Rider.
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White House attacks NSA curb plans

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 9:58
related places: Congress, White House

The White House defends the National Security Agency collection of US phone data as Congress prepares for a key vote to block the practice.
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Armstrong in US government claim

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 6:33

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong wants a federal lawsuit against him in the United States to be dismissed.
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VIDEO: Are chickpeas the new cash crop?

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 1:15

How hummus is reinventing US farming
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US politician admits sex chats again

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 0:59
related places: Congress, New York

Flanked by his wife, New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner admits yet again sending lewd messages to a woman, but refuses to quit the race.
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Menthol cigarettes 'more harmful'

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 0:25

US regulators say menthol cigarettes are more harmful than other cigarettes, but stop short of limiting their sale.
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UK men in US jail for boiler room scam

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 20:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three British men have been sentenced to a total of 43 years in prison in the United States for their part in one of the UK's biggest investment frauds.
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Peacock completes 100m title double

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 18:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British sprinter Jonnie Peacock beats American Richard Browne to add a world title to the Paralympic gold he won last summer.
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Senate probes banks' aluminium role

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 17:48

A US Senate committee heard evidence on the controversial role of big banks in the aluminium trading industry.
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Baseball star suspended over doping

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 15:55

US baseball star Ryan Braun is suspended for the rest of the 2013 season for violating the sport's anti-doping policy.
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US general outlines Syria options

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 13:48
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Washington

The top US military officer says any decision to use force in Syria could cost America billions, and that care must be taken to "preserve a functioning state".
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Dutch court blocks US extradition

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 13:32
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A Dutch court blocks the extradition of a terrorism suspect to the United States amid concern about possible American collusion in his torture.
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Joe Biden meets Indian PM Singh

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 12:42
related countries: India India

US Vice-President Joe Biden holds talks with Indian PM Manmohan Singh during a four-day visit to India to boost diplomatic and economic ties.
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US court throws out web patent claim

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 10:05

A US court has upheld a decision to invalidate a tech firm's claim to own technologies underpinning the web.
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US actor Dennis Farina dies at 69

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 9:08
related places: Chicago

Dennis Farina, the "tough guy" US actor who was a Chicago policeman for years before enjoying a long career in show business, dies at the age of 69.
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US rollercoaster death woman named

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 18:02
related places: Dallas, Texas

A woman who fell to her death from a Texas rollercoaster is identified as Dallas resident Rosa Ayala-Goana.
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US home sales in unexpected June dip

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 15:01
related places: June

Sales of existing homes in the US dropped slightly in June, suggesting that a sharp rise in mortgage borrowing rates may have had a bigger impact than expected.
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US footballer arrested over dog bark

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 15:00
related places: Florida

A Florida university footballer arrested for allegedly barking at a police dog and resisting arrest says the dog barked at him first, police say.
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High frequency trader fined $3m

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 14:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Financial regulators in the UK and US fine a high frequency trader and his firm more than $3m (£1.95m) for manipulating oil and gas markets.
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Reynolds films falter at box office

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 9:15

Ryan Reynolds has a tough week at the US box office, as both of his new films struggle to attract audiences.
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Morrissey cancels South America tour

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 8:53

Morrissey apologises to fans after cancelling the remainder of his South American tour due to a "lack of funding".
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UBS settles US mortgage litigation

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 8:23
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss banking giant UBS says it has reached an agreement with US housing agencies to settle claims it had mis-sold mortgage investments.
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Search after Cleveland bodies find

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 20:57
related places: Cleveland, Ohio

Police in the US state of Ohio are searching a neighbourhood in a Cleveland suburb after the discovery of three dead women there.
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VIDEO: US jets dump bombs on Barrier Reef

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 17:07
related countries: Australia Australia

US fighter jets dumped inert bombs on the Great Barrier Reef off Australia's coast during a training exercise that went wrong, it has emerged.
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US jets 'bombed' Great Barrier Reef

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 4:52
related countries: Australia Australia

Two US fighter jets dropped unarmed bombs on the Great Barrier Reef off Australia's coast during a training exercise that went wrong, it has emerged.
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VIDEO: Rallies in US over Zimmerman verdict

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 2:37
related places: Zimmerman

Protests have been held in more than 100 US cities against the acquittal of George Zimmerman over the death of black teenager Trayvon Martin.
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VIDEO: US journalist Helen Thomas dies

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 1:48
related places: White House

Helen Thomas, a trailblazing journalist who covered the White House for nearly five decades, has died aged 92.
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Rallies in US over Zimmerman verdict

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 1:01
related places: Zimmerman

Protests have been held in more than 100 US cities against the acquittal of George Zimmerman over the death of black teenager Trayvon Martin.
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US to retire research chimpanzees

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 0:44

What happens to chimpanzees when medical research stops?
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Israel to free Palestinian prisoners

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 17:09
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel says it will release a number of Palestinian prisoners as part of an agreement made with US Secretary of State John Kerry to resume peace talks.
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US journalist Helen Thomas dies

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 16:13
related places: White House

Helen Thomas, a trailblazing journalist who covered the White House for nearly five decades, has died aged 92.
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Farc offers to free 'US veteran'

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 7:42
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's Farc rebel group says it has captured a former US soldier and is willing to release him to prove its commitment to the current peace process.
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Venezuela 'ends' bid for US ties

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 7:23
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela says it has "ended" steps towards restoring diplomatic ties with the US, after comments by the putative next US envoy to the UN.
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VIDEO: Four men freed from Texas 'dungeon'

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 7:21
related places: Houston, Texas

Officials in the US state of Texas say four men found living in squalid conditions in a garage in the city of Houston have told police that they were being held captive.
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'Trayvon could have been me' - Obama

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 4:55

US President Barack Obama says "Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago", in his first comments on the case since last week's verdict.
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US mob trial told of grisly killings

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 0:52
related places: Boston

A once loyal henchman of alleged mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger tells a Boston court of a string of killings he says were carried out by the accused.
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Friday, July 19th 2013, 23:20
related places: Detroit

The US city of Detroit enters a legal battle as a judge rules the federal petition for its bankruptcy violated state laws and constitution.
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US charges Islamist militant leader

Friday, July 19th 2013, 22:41
related countries: Algeria Algeria

US prosecutors charge militant Islamist leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar over a deadly siege at an Algerian gas plant in January.
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Israel-Palestinian talks 'to resume'

Friday, July 19th 2013, 21:56
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel and the Palestinians have reached an agreement on the basis for resuming peace talks, the US Secretary of State John Kerry announces.
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SEC charges US hedge fund manager

Friday, July 19th 2013, 21:26

A billionaire hedge fund manager has been charged with failing to stop insider trading at his firm, the Securities and Exchange Commission says.
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Kidnap case CIA agent 'heads for US'

Friday, July 19th 2013, 17:47
related countries: Italy Italy, Panama Panama

An ex-CIA station chief held in Panama after a conviction in Italy over the kidnap of a terror suspect is '"en route" to the US, officials say.
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BP refused bid to halt Gulf claims

Friday, July 19th 2013, 17:09
related places: Gulf

A US judge has rejected BP's request to suspend all payments related to the Gulf Coast oil spill.
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Sci-fi series to shoot in Scotland

Friday, July 19th 2013, 16:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Glasgow

A major US science fiction series is to be filmed in Scotland, bringing about 200 new jobs and the construction of a new television studio near Glasgow.
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Detroit in largest US bankruptcy

Friday, July 19th 2013, 14:32
related places: Detroit, Michigan

The city of Detroit files the largest-ever US municipal bankruptcy, with debts of at least $18bn, following decades of industrial decline.
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Kerry to meet Palestinian president

Friday, July 19th 2013, 11:45
related countries: Israel Israel

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah to try to revive peace talks with Israel.
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Friday, July 19th 2013, 9:58

Liam Gallagher is taking legal action against US newspaper the New York Post, a spokesman has confirmed.
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Boston suspect capture photos leaked

Friday, July 19th 2013, 9:49
related places: Rolling Stone

A US police photographer leaks images of the Boston Marathon suspect during his capture in anger at a much-criticised magazine cover.
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Huawei denies spying allegations

Friday, July 19th 2013, 8:58
related countries: China China
related places: Huawei

Huawei denies claims made by a former chief of the US Central ­Intelligence Agency (CIA) that it has spied for the Chinese government.
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Moody's upgrades US credit outlook

Friday, July 19th 2013, 6:33
related places: Moody

Ratings agency Moody's upgrades its outlook for the US credit rating, citing a declining budget deficit and progress in economic growth for the move.
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Panasonic in US price-fixing plea

Friday, July 19th 2013, 4:58

Panasonic and other companies plead guilty to separate allegations of price-fixing, the US justice department says
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Palestinians undecided on peace plan

Friday, July 19th 2013, 4:27
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Palestinian leaders end a meeting to discuss a possible revival in peace talks with Israel without reaching a decision.
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Can cowboys help avert a cash crisis in Pennsylvania?

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 23:14

Why one US city is selling the Wild West to ease a debt crisis
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Wikileaks accused loses challenge

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 21:00

A US military judge refuses to dismiss the most serious charge facing Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of leaking thousands of secret documents.
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Rick Perry signs Texas abortion bill

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 20:13
related places: Texas

Amid protest and counter-protest, Texas Governor Rick Perry signs one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the US.
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Morgan Stanley reports bumper profit

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 14:38
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

US banking giant Morgan Stanley reports net income of $980m for the second quarter of the year, up 66% on the same period last year.
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Egypt is still not a coup in Washington

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 9:36
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Washington

US in Catch-22 over how to define removal of Egypt's elected leader
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Eight Afghan labourers shot dead

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 6:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Eight Afghan labourers who were on their way to work at a US military base in Logar province are shot dead, local officials say.
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Cuban baseball star 'defects to US'

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 1:26
related countries: Cuba Cuba

A baseball player from Cuba's national team reportedly defects to the US ahead of a series of friendly matches against a US all-stars team.
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US officials grilled over snooping

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 22:16
related places: Capitol Hill

Obama administration officials face sharp questions from Capitol Hill lawmakers about the US government's surveillance programmes.
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VIDEO: Remembering the US's first female rocket scientist

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 21:55

The female scientist who helped the US win space race
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Arab League backs Kerry peace plan

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 21:05
related countries: Israel Israel, Jordan Jordan
related places: Kerry

The Arab League endorses John Kerry's efforts to restart peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, as the US secretary of state visits Jordan.
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Donors 'ignore abuses' in Ethiopia

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 16:52
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK and US have ignored human rights abuses carried out by Ethiopia's government as it forcibly evicts people from land, a US think tank says.
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Putin: US ties outweigh 'squabbles'

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 11:18
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin says relations with the US outweigh intelligence "squabbles", in his latest comments on the Edward Snowden case.
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Barclays' $453m fine upheld by US

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 6:29
related places: California

US regulators uphold a fine on Barclays and four traders of $453m (£300m) for allegedly manipulating energy markets over a two-year period.
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VIDEO: Snowden applies for Russia asylum

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 4:06
related countries: Russia Russia

The former US intelligence analyst, Edward Snowden, has applied for temporary asylum in Russia.
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US Senate in deal on Obama nominees

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 1:10

The US Senate agrees a deal to approve Obama nominees after Democrats backed away from a threat to force a historic change in the chamber's rules.
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Snowden applies for asylum in Russia

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 20:03
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has applied for temporary asylum in Russia from inside Moscow's airport, officials say.
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Rwanda genocide woman jailed in US

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 20:02
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A Rwandan woman involved in the country's 1994 genocide has been sentenced to 10 years in a US prison for lying to gain refugee status.
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US inflation rises to 1.8% in June

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 16:30
related places: June

US consumer inflation hit an annual rate of 1.8% in June as clothing, petrol and services costs all increased.
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Seven die in Egypt protest clashes

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 15:57
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Seven people die in overnight clashes in Cairo between security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, officials say.
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LA Trayvon Martin protests turn ugly

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 15:03
related places: Los Angeles

Los Angeles appeals for calm after disturbances over the not-guilty verdict in the killing of a black teenager, a case that has rattled the US.
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Mexico arrests Zetas cartel leader

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 13:00
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican marines capture the head of the brutal Zetas drug cartel, Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, one of the world's most notorious drug traffickers.
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Jackson was set to make $1bn

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 10:20

Michael Jackson was set to make more than $1.1bn (£726.9m) on his This Is It comeback tour, a financial expert tells a US court.
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VIDEO: Twin panda birth surprise at US zoo

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 9:32
related places: Atlanta, Monday, Staff

Staff at an Atlanta zoo got more than they expected when a Giant Panda gave birth to twins on Monday.
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US to begin exporting 'fracked' gas

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 0:52

US gas produced by 'fracking' to be sold abroad
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US execution stayed due to drug law

Monday, July 15th 2013, 22:44
related countries: Georgia Georgia

A US judge stays Georgia's execution of a convicted murderer, described by his lawyers as mentally disabled, over a law about the lethal drugs used.
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US crash airline sues broadcaster

Monday, July 15th 2013, 21:20
related places: San Francisco

The airline at the centre of a San Francisco plane crash that killed three people says it will sue a broadcaster for mistakenly airing fake pilot names.
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US envoy meets new Egypt leaders

Monday, July 15th 2013, 19:45
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns has held talks in Cairo with leaders of Egypt's new military-backed government.
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Snowden trapped in Russia - Putin

Monday, July 15th 2013, 16:31
related countries: Russia Russia

Fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has in effect been trapped in Russia by the US authorities, Russian President Vladimir Putin says.
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Budget-hit US jets back in the air

Monday, July 15th 2013, 15:42

The US Air Force says about a third of all its combat aircraft, grounded in April over deep budget cuts, will return to flight.
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US retail sales growth slows in June

Monday, July 15th 2013, 14:57
related places: June

US retail sales grew in June, but at a slower rate than was expected by many analysts, raising expectations that monetary stimulus will continue.
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Adidas drops Gay after drug test fail

Monday, July 15th 2013, 14:08
related places: Gay

Sportswear manufacturer Adidas suspends its sponsorship of sprinter Tyson Gay after the American fails a drugs test.
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US protests after Florida verdict

Monday, July 15th 2013, 13:54
related places: Florida

Protests take place in US cities after neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman is cleared of murdering black teenager Trayvon Martin.
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Despicable Me 2 holds US film chart

Monday, July 15th 2013, 10:04

Animated film Despicable Me 2 holds off competition from two new releases to stay atop the US box office for a second consecutive week.
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VIDEO: Shock as top athletes fail drug tests

Monday, July 15th 2013, 9:33
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

US sprinter Tyson Gay and Jamaica's Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson have failed drug tests.
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Gay and Powell fail drugs tests

Monday, July 15th 2013, 7:17
related places: Gay

Former world champion Tyson Gay and Jamaica's ex-100m world record holder Asafa Powell test positive for banned substances.
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