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North Korean ship 'turned around'

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 4:09
related countries: Burma Burma, North Korea North Korea

A North Korean ship being tracked on suspicion of carrying weapons to Burma is reported to have turned around.
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US warns Iraq of 'difficult days'

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 23:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq

President Barack Obama says US troops have withdrawn from Iraqi towns on schedule, but warns of "difficult days" ahead.
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US judge overturns Stanford bail

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 21:25
related places: Stanford

Texan billionaire Sir Allen Stanford is ordered to remain in jail until his fraud trial begins, as a US judge overturns a bail ruling.
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US slaps sanctions on Iran firm

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 19:39
related countries: Iran Iran, North Korea North Korea

The US imposes sanctions on an Iranian firm accused of helping North Korea develop its nuclear weapons programme.
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Deadly market bomb hits Iraq city

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 19:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Kirkuk

A blast kills at least 27 people in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk as the country celebrates a major pullback of US forces.
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US 'concerned' over cyber threat

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 13:08

The US is moving quickly to protect against the threat of online attacks, says homeland security chief Janet Napolitano.
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US soldiers leave Iraq's cities

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 9:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq formally assumes control of security across the country, as US troops withdraw from towns and cities.
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In pictures

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 9:04

Iraqis mark new holiday and cities free of US troops
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Is Iraq ready to go it alone?

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 8:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US troops are withdrawing from towns and cities in Iraq, six years after the invasion. What have they achieved?
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Four US soldiers killed in Iraq

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 8:48
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad, Monday

Four US soldiers died in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Monday from combat-related injuries, the US military says.
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Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years

Monday, June 29th 2009, 21:32

US financier Bernard Madoff is sentenced to 150 years in jail for a massive fraud that robbed investors of $65bn (£40bn).
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Obama says Honduras coup illegal

Monday, June 29th 2009, 20:42
related countries: Honduras Honduras

US President Barack Obama describes the removal of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya as illegal.
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Baghdad parties as US pulls back

Monday, June 29th 2009, 20:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Iraq throws a giant party in a Baghdad park as US troops approach their deadline to quit cities and towns.
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US city car park floors collapse

Monday, June 29th 2009, 17:56
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Atlanta

A section of a car park collapses near the centre of Atlanta city in the US state of Georgia, crushing vehicles.
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Court reverses Sotomayor decision

Monday, June 29th 2009, 15:24

The US Supreme Court overturns a ruling by Sonia Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's nominee to fill a vacancy on the court.
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Madoff faces sentencing in court

Monday, June 29th 2009, 15:20

Bernard Madoff faces his victims in a New York court as he awaits sentencing for running a $65bn (£40bn) fraud.
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Afghan guards held after shootout

Monday, June 29th 2009, 13:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

Forty-one US-trained Afghan guards are arrested in Kandahar after a clash in which the provincial police chief was killed.
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Chavez allies back ousted Zelaya

Monday, June 29th 2009, 11:55
related countries: Honduras Honduras, Nicaragua Nicaragua

Left-wing Latin American leaders declare their support for ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya at a meeting in Nicaragua.
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US envoy to meet Darfur's rebels

Monday, June 29th 2009, 10:30
related countries: Chad Chad, Sudan Sudan
related places: Darfur

The US envoy to Sudan, Scott Gration, is due to meet Darfur rebel leaders in Chad to revive the moribund peace process.
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Afghan clash 'kills police chief'

Monday, June 29th 2009, 9:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

A provincial police chief and at least eight other officers are killed in a clash with US-trained Afghan guards in Kandahar, reports say.
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Afghan clash 'kills police chief'

Monday, June 29th 2009, 8:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

A provincial police chief and at least six other officers are killed in a clash with US-trained Afghan forces in Kandahar, reports say.
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Brazil fight back to win Confed Cup

Sunday, June 28th 2009, 20:56

Brazil deny the USA another shock victory by coming back from two goals down to win the Confederations Cup final 3-2.
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Live - Confederations Cup final

Sunday, June 28th 2009, 18:00
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Johannesburg

Brazil win the Confederations Cup for the third time, producing a stunning comeback to beat USA in Johannesburg.
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All ears

Sunday, June 28th 2009, 15:32

US commander wraps up Afghan 'listening tour'
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GM to be liable for future claims

Sunday, June 28th 2009, 11:38

GM agrees to take on liability for future product claims, easing concerns from consumer groups and officials.
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US pastor tells flock to bring handguns to church

Sunday, June 28th 2009, 2:39

A US pastor tells his flock to bring handguns to church in what he says is an effort to promote safe gun ownership.
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US changes tack on Afghan poppies

Saturday, June 27th 2009, 17:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US is to change the way it deals with Afghanistan's massive poppy growing industry, branding eradication "a failure".
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Iraq secures cities for US exit

Saturday, June 27th 2009, 16:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Security

Security is tightened in Iraq as the authorities prepare for next Tuesday's deadline for US troop withdrawal from the cities.
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US troops leave anxious Iraqi cities

Saturday, June 27th 2009, 11:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq

As the US withdraws troops from cities and towns in Iraq, Jim Muir finds Iraqis facing an uncertain future.
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US passes million swine flu cases

Saturday, June 27th 2009, 11:15

Officials estimate at least a million Americans have had swine flu, with 127 deaths, but many cases were mild.
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US House supports emissions bill

Saturday, June 27th 2009, 0:48

The US House of Representatives narrowly backs legislation to cut carbon emissions, but the bill now faces a tough Senate battle.
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US appoints envoy to Muslim world

Friday, June 26th 2009, 23:01

The US State Department names Farah Pandith to be its first official with responsibility for liaising with the Muslim world.
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Obama praise for Iran's Mousavi

Friday, June 26th 2009, 22:53
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's opposition candidate captured the imagination of groups who want to open up to the world, the US president says.
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US judges delay Stanford release

Friday, June 26th 2009, 19:58
related places: Texas, Stanford

Judges in Texas postpone a decision on freeing Sir Allen Stanford on bail while they consider prosecution objections.
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Light goes out on solar mission

Friday, June 26th 2009, 16:30
related places: Ulysses

The European and US space agencies finally pull the plug on the aging Ulysses spacecraft.
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US hits back at Ahmadinejad claim

Friday, June 26th 2009, 12:29
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: White House

The White House accuses Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of seeking to blame the US for post-election unrest.
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China urges US dollar replacement

Friday, June 26th 2009, 11:31
related countries: China China

China's central bank repeats its call for a new global reserve currency to replace the US dollar, saying its use concentrates risk.
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Screen star Fawcett dies aged 62

Friday, June 26th 2009, 9:25
related places: Los Angeles, Fawcett

Actress Farrah Fawcett, who became an icon of 1970s US television, dies of cancer in Los Angeles at the age of 62.
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US billionaire pleads not guilty

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 23:43
related places: Stanford

Texan billionaire Sir Allen Stanford pleads not guilty to $7bn (£4.3bn) fraud charges at a court appearance.
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Gravely ill Jackson in hospital

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 22:42
related places: Los Angeles

Pop star Michael Jackson is rushed to hospital in Los Angeles, with some US media reporting that he has died.
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US says weapons sent to Somalia

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 21:40
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The US confirms it has sent weapons to help Somalia's UN-backed transitional government in its fight against Islamist militias.
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Bernanke defends Fed on bank deal

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 20:40
related places: America

The head of the US Federal Reserve says it acted with "integrity" in Bank of America's takeover of Merrill Lynch.
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Brazil v South Africa as it happened

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 20:33
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Johannesburg

Dani Alves's late goal earns Brazil victory against South Africa to earn a place in the Confederations Cup final against USA.
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Key US aide hails Pakistan's war

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 16:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad, Taliban

President Obama's national security adviser reiterates US support for Islamabad's ongoing battle with the Taliban.
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Strip-search of US girl illegal

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 15:26

The US Supreme Court rules that school staff broke the law by strip-searching a 13-year-old girl for painkillers.
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Iraq rocked by more bomb attacks

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 14:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq

At least six people are killed in a series of bomb attacks in Iraq, just days before US troops are due to leave Iraqi cities.
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US economy better than expected

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 13:21

The US economy shrank at an annualised rate of 5.5% in the first three months of 2009, better than previously thought.
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Thursday, June 25th 2009, 11:33
related countries: Burma Burma, North Korea North Korea

Burma's junta says it has no links with a N Korean ship in the South China Sea which the US believes could be heading its way.
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Google access disrupted in China

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 10:26
related countries: China China

The US calls on China to scrap its plan to put Green Dam net-filtering software into all its computers.
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Kyrgyzstan approves base deal

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 10:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan's parliament approves a deal allowing the US to continue using an airbase to support Afghan operations.
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African al-Qaeda 'killed' US man

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 9:33
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Al-Qaeda's North African branch claims the killing of a US aid worker shot dead in Mauritania, al-Jazeera TV reports.
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US governor admits having affair

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 9:10
related places: Republican

The governor of the US state of South Carolina, a potential 2012 presidential candidate, admits an affair and will quit a key post.
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Jailed N Korea reporters visited

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 7:14
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Sweden Sweden

Sweden's ambassador to North Korea has visited two US journalists jailed there, the US embassy says.
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US, Venezuela to restore envoys

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 7:00
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela and the US are to restore their ambassadors after a nine-month diplomatic dispute, officials say.
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'Shift needed' in Afghan combat

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 6:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US and Nato-led troops in Afghanistan must make a "cultural shift" to protect Afghan civilians, the new US commander says.
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US stun Spain to reach Cup final

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 6:04
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Sunday

The US cause a huge upset in world football, beating European champions Spain to reach the Confederations Cup final.
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US troops bolster UK in Afghanistan

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 4:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

US troops have been sent to Helmand because British forces "lacked capacity", the UK's top commander in Afghanistan says.
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FBI 'cracks $50m healthcare scam'

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 2:13
related places: Colorado, Florida

The FBI says it has cracked a $50m (£30m) healthcare scam, making arrests in Florida, Michigan and Colorado.
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US Fed sees 'easing' of recession

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 19:25

The Federal Reserve says the pace of economic contraction in the US is "slowing" but the economy is likely to remain weak.
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Syria 'to get US ambassador'

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 19:03
related countries: Syria Syria

A US ambassador will be sent to Syria, ending a four-year diplomatic absence, Washington confirms.
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US coach killed in gym shooting

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 17:21
related places: Iowa

A high school athletics and football coach is shot and killed inside his school gym in the US state of Iowa.
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Ex-detainees allege Bagram abuse

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 15:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Bagram

A number of former detainees at the US-run Bagram military base in Afghanistan allege they suffered abuse, the BBC hears.
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US-Israel talks in Paris aborted

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 14:10
related countries: France France, Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank
related places: Paris

A meeting between Israel's PM and a top US envoy is cancelled amid sharp differences over West Bank settlements.
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Sudan to execute diplomat killers

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 14:03
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Four men in Sudan are sentenced to death for the killing of a US diplomat and his driver on New Year's Day last year.
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'Dozens dead' in US drone strike

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 12:22
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 43 people die in missile strikes by a US drone aircraft in a militant stronghold of Pakistan, a Taliban spokesman tells the BBC.
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SA 'to oppose giant mine merger'

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 10:05
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's government says it will reject merger attempts by mining giants Anglo American and Xstrata because of job loss fears.
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Madoff asks for 12 years in jail

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 8:44

Disgraced US financier Bernard Madoff's lawyer has said his client deserves 12 years in prison for his crimes.
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China accused over unfair trade

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 6:30
related countries: China China

The US and European Union file complaints with the WTO that China is unfairly limiting its raw material exports.
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Murray stays cool to win opener

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 18:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wimbledon

British number one Andy Murray begins his Wimbledon campaign with a four-set win over American Robby Kendrick on Centre Court.
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Live - Murray v Kendrick

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 15:57

Andy Murray goes two sets up as he begins his Wimbledon challenge against unseeded American Robert Kendrick on Centre Court
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In pictures

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 15:19

US star Ed McMahon's 30 years on television
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US train crash deaths confirmed

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 14:47

Seven people are confirmed killed and more than 70 injured as two rush-hour subway trains collide in Washington DC.
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American TV star Ed McMahon dies

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 14:00

Ed McMahon, famed as Johnny Carson's sidekick for 30 years on The Tonight Show, dies at the age of 86.
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Asian markets continue big falls

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 8:56

Asian shares fall in Tuesday trading, echoing declines seen in both the US and Europe on Monday.
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China and US hold military talks

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 7:45
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Defence officials from the United States and China are meeting in Beijing for two days of high-level talks.
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Iraq hit by fresh wave of attacks

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 19:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Bomb attacks across Iraq kill at least 29 people, days before US troops are due to pull out of Iraqi cities.
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Obama signs tobacco bill into law

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 18:56
related places: America

US President Barack Obama signs into law America's strongest anti-smoking measure ever, saying it will save lives.
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Glover grabs dramatic US Open win

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 17:34

Unheralded American Lucas Glover holds off Phil Mickelson and David Duval to win the 109th US Open.
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US 'to limit Afghan air strikes'

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 16:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The new US commander in Afghanistan is to limit the use of air strikes in a bid to reduce civilian casualties, officials say.
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N Korea defends nuclear programme

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 11:40
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea boasts of being a 'proud nuclear power' and warns the US that it will strike back if attacked.
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Nuclear mystery

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 11:14

The story of a US hero and a missing nuclear bomb
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Obama 'prepared' for N Korea test

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 23:32
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pacific

President Barack Obama says the US is "fully prepared" for a possible North Korean missile test over the Pacific.
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US tries to stop Geronimo lawsuit

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 23:28
related places: Apache, Geronimo

US government officials are trying to halt a lawsuit by Geronimo's descendants to have the Apache leader's remains reburied.
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The Proposal tops US box office

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 16:50
related places: Disney

Disney's romantic comedy The Proposal hits the top of the North American box office on its opening weekend.
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Two die in US Afghan base attack

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 7:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two US soldiers have been killed in a rare rocket attack on the main US base in Afghanistan, officials say.
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US urges Iran to end 'violence'

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 3:01
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Barack Obama warns Iran to stop all "unjust action against its own people", after clashes between protesters and police in Tehran.
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Barnes leads at rain-hit Bethpage

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 23:56
related places: Sunday, Bethpage

American Ricky Barnes will defend a one-shot lead when the third round of the rain-hit US Open resumes at Bethpage on Sunday.
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Work starts on New Mexico spaceport

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 22:52

Construction begins at the site of the world's first commercial spaceport, a project aimed at revolutionising space exploration.
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US reporter flees Afghan captors

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 21:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A US journalist kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan last year has managed to escape, the New York Times reports.
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Live text - US Open

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 11:29
related places: Bethpage

The third round of the weather-affected US Open belatedly gets under way at Bethpage, with Ricky Barnes leading on -8.
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The hero who casts a long shadow

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 10:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq

James Coomarasamy hears how one US couple are coping with their son's death, two years after he was killed in Iraq.
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Glover snatches lead at Bethpage

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 1:06
related places: Bethpage

American Lucas Glover surges into a one-shot lead over countryman Ricky Barnes at the end of day two of the US Open at Bethpage.
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US admits Afghan airstrike errors

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 0:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US forces in Afghanistan carried out deadly airstrikes without following their own rules, a Pentagon inquiry concludes.
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Stanford charged with fraud in US

Friday, June 19th 2009, 20:45

Texan billionaire Sir Allen Stanford is charged over a $7bn scheme to defraud investors, the US justice department says.
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Egypt suffer Confed Cup theft

Friday, June 19th 2009, 14:14
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Johannesburg

Police in Johannesburg are investigating the theft of US$2,400 from the rooms of five unnamed Egypt players.
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Knox speaks of police 'threats'

Saturday, June 13th 2009, 10:58
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Amanda Knox, accused of killing UK student Meredith Kercher, says she was threatened with 30 years in jail if she continued to "lie".
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Syria has 'crucial' role in peace

Saturday, June 13th 2009, 10:36
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Washington

Washington's Mid-East envoy George Mitchell says Syria has a "crucial role" in Middle Eastern peace during a visit to Damascus.
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US Guantanamo deal 'kept from UK'

Friday, June 12th 2009, 22:57
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US deliberately decided not to consult the UK over a deal to resettle Guantanamo detainees in Bermuda, a US official says.
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Obama pledges aid for Zimbabwe

Friday, June 12th 2009, 22:27
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama announces $73m (£44m) in aid for Zimbabwe after meeting Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai at the White House.
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Congress backs tobacco clampdown

Friday, June 12th 2009, 21:52
related places: Senate

The US House of Representatives approves a strict tobacco bill, sending it to the president to be signed into law.
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