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Pfizer agrees record fraud fine

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 17:22
related places: Justice

Drugmaker Pfizer agrees to pay $2.3bn in the US Department of Justice's largest healthcare fraud settlement.
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US museum murder suspect in court

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 16:45

An 89-year-old white supremacist accused of shooting a guard dead in Washington DC's Holocaust museum appears in court.
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Chinese scientists unearth a close cousin of an American dinosaur

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 12:57
related countries: China China

Scientists in China have identified a fossil as the first Asian example of a brachiosaurid dinosaur common in the Americas.
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Online politics reserved for rich

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 12:35

Online civic engagement remains in the hands of richer, better educated Americans, a US study finds.
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Hincapie leaves Columbia for BMC

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 9:30
related places: Columbia

Britain's Mark Cavendish loses George Hincapie from Team Columbia as the American moves to BMC Racing.
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Reporters describe N Korea ordeal

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 9:15
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

Two US reporters jailed for entering North Korea speak out about their ordeal.
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End immoral Cuba embargo, US urged

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 7:11
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US should drop its "immoral" trade embargo against the Cuba, Amnesty International urges.
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Murray starts with convincing win

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 6:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Andy Murray opens his US Open campaign with a straight-sets win over Ernests Gulbis in Tuesday's showpiece night match at Flushing Meadows.
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Live text - Murray v Gulbis

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 0:40
related countries: Latvia Latvia
related places: Murray

Britain's Andy Murray takes on Ernests Gulbis of Latvia in the first round of the US Open.
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Live text - US Open

Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 19:15

Andy Murray and Maria Sharapova are the main attractions in the night session after Novak Djokovic and Dinara Safina go through on day two of the US Open.
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Gay to have surgery after season

Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 10:03

American sprinter Tyson Gay confirms he will have surgery on his groin once the season is over.
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Venus battles back from the brink

Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 2:53

Third seed Venus Williams is three points from defeat before recovering to beat Russia's Vera Dushevina in the first round of the US Open.
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Sam Wanamaker 'monitored by MI5'

Monday, August 31st 2009, 23:52

American actor and producer Sam Wanamaker was watched by MI5 for several years for his alleged communist sympathies, files show.
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Kidnap girl 'bonded with captor'

Monday, August 31st 2009, 18:58

Kidnapped US woman Jaycee Lee Dugard bonded with her alleged captor and helped to run his printing firm, reports say.
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US 'needs fresh Afghan strategy'

Monday, August 31st 2009, 17:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A report by the top US general in Afghanistan says military success is achievable, but admits the current strategy is not working.
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Live text - US Open

Monday, August 31st 2009, 14:59

Defending champions Roger Federer and Serena Williams sweep into the second round of the US Open, with Andy Roddick in action in the night session.
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Suu Kyi to boost house security

Monday, August 31st 2009, 10:52
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi plans to alter her house to stop intruders like US man John Yettaw, her party says.
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Firemen die in California inferno

Monday, August 31st 2009, 9:05
related places: Los Angeles, California

Two firefighters die as blazes spread in the hills above Los Angeles, forcing thousands of people from their homes.
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US trailer park death toll rises

Monday, August 31st 2009, 3:02
related countries: Georgia Georgia

An eighth person has died following an attack at a mobile home in the US state of Georgia, police say.
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Police extend US kidnap inquiry

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 7:08

Police investigating the kidnap of Jaycee Dugard extend their inquiry to the house next door to where she was held.
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Obama tribute as Kennedy mourned

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 2:15
related places: Boston, Kennedy

US Senator Edward Kennedy is buried in Washington, after President Barack Obama leads tributes to the liberal "lion".
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Bodies found at US trailer park

Saturday, August 29th 2009, 23:16
related countries: Georgia Georgia

A murder investigation is under way in Georgia, US, following the discovery of seven bodies in a mobile home, police say.
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'Robot girls' clue to Dugard case

Saturday, August 29th 2009, 19:35

Two US policewomen say the "weird" behaviour of two girls with Phillip Garrido helped them crack the Jaycee Dugard kidnap case.
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Roddick questions ruling to regulate players' Twitter updates

Saturday, August 29th 2009, 17:24

Andy Roddick describes attempts at the US Open to regulate players' Twitter updates as "lame".
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Jackson death ruled as homicide

Saturday, August 29th 2009, 9:12

Michael Jackson's death was homicide, primarily caused by the anaesthetic Propofol, the Los Angeles coroner confirms.
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Police 'sorry' for kidnap blunder

Saturday, August 29th 2009, 9:04

Police in the US apologise for missing an earlier opportunity to find kidnap victim Jaycee Lee Dugard, who was freed this week.
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Syrian inmates sent to Portugal

Saturday, August 29th 2009, 5:51
related countries: Portugal Portugal, Syria Syria

Two Syrian nationals held at the US detention centre in Guantanamo Bay are transferred to Portugal.
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Space shuttle lifts off for ISS

Saturday, August 29th 2009, 4:08
related places: Discovery

Nasa launches the US shuttle Discovery for a mission to the International Space Station with seven astronauts on board.
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Tributes paid at Kennedy memorial

Saturday, August 29th 2009, 3:45
related places: Boston, Kennedy

An Irish-style wake is held for US Senator Edward Kennedy in Boston before his funeral and burial on Saturday.
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Suu Kyi visitor tells of 'sorrow'

Saturday, August 29th 2009, 1:43
related countries: Burma Burma

The US man who swam to the home of Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma has spoken of his sorrow that his action led to her arrest.
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Leaders condemn US-Colombia deal

Friday, August 28th 2009, 22:20
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Colombia Colombia

South American leaders condemn US plans to increase its military presence in Colombia at an emergency summit in Argentina.
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Jackson death ruled as homicide

Friday, August 28th 2009, 21:41

The death of pop star Michael Jackson was homicide caused by acute anaesthetic intoxication, a US coroner rules.
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US kidnap survivor 'doing great'

Friday, August 28th 2009, 19:49

A woman freed in California 18 years after being kidnapped at the age of 11 is said to have had a happy reunion with her mother.
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Missing US girl bore two children

Friday, August 28th 2009, 8:52

A US woman found after being abducted as a girl in 1991 gave birth to two children fathered by her alleged kidnapper, police say.
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Missing US girl found 18 years on

Friday, August 28th 2009, 7:59

A US woman found after being abducted as a girl in 1991 gave birth to two children fathered by her alleged kidnapper, police say.
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Toyota pulls plug on US factory

Friday, August 28th 2009, 6:02

Toyota pulls out of a production plant in the US it jointly owns with General Motors, the first time it has abandoned a factory.
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Mourners bid farewell to Kennedy

Friday, August 28th 2009, 0:10

Crowds gather in Boston to pay their respects to Senator Edward Kennedy on the first day of ceremonies after his death.
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US Afghan 'row' worries British diplomat

Friday, August 28th 2009, 0:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lord Ashdown has said reported US criticism of the Afghan elections could "de-legitimise the whole process".
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US envoy 'in angry Karzai talks'

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 21:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US envoy to Afghanistan has had "explosive" talks with President Karzai over claims of election fraud, the BBC learns.
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US problem banks at 15-year high

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 19:55
related places: June

The number of problem US banks rose to the highest level in 15 years between April and June, the industry's regulator reveals.
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Young Guantanamo Afghan to sue US

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 14:24

One of the youngest detainees to be held at Guantanamo Bay will sue the US government for compensation, his lawyers say.
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Oil alternative

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 13:57

Can natural gas be the solution to US energy needs?
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'Militants die in drone attack'

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 13:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least four suspected militants are killed in a US drone attack in South Waziristan, Pakistani officials say.
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Pakistan concern over aid from US

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 9:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

US financial aid to Pakistan is "unacceptable" if linked to monitoring of its nuclear arsenal, Pakistan's finance minister says.
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Nato attack on Afghanistan clinic

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 9:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US and Afghan forces attack a clinic in eastern Afghanistan where a Taliban leader is being treated, Nato says.
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New Jersey fury at Gaddafi 'stay'

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 8:08
related countries: Libya Libya

Officials in the US state of New Jersey object to a possible stay by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi next month.
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New Jersey fury at Gaddafi 'stay'

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 6:48
related countries: Libya Libya

Officials in the US state of New Jersey object to a possible stay by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi next month.
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Ladder to liberty - US bear gets help to escape from skatepark

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 23:45

A bear climbs out of a concrete skateboarding park after staff provide a ladder for it.
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US pop songwriter Greenwich dies

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 21:35
related places: Greenwich

American songwriter Ellie Greenwich, who penned River Deep, Mountain High and other hits, has died, aged 68.
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More signs of US economic growth

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 19:59

US durable goods orders soared in July, helped by the 'cash for clunkers' car scheme, the latest positive sign about the economy.
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Obama leads tributes to Kennedy

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 18:50
related places: Kennedy

Senator Edward Kennedy, who has died of brain cancer at the age of 77, was an extraordinary leader, US President Obama says.
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Israel-US deal on settlements 'close'

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 15:27
related countries: Israel Israel, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Israel says it is nearing agreement with the US on curbing settlement building in the occupied West Bank.
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Senator Edward Kennedy dies at 77

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 14:17

Senator Edward Kennedy, stalwart of liberal US politics and brother of JFK, dies at 77 after battling a brain tumour.
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Latam exports 'worst in 70 years'

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 11:29

Exports from Latin American and Caribbean nations are set to show their steepest fall in more than 70 years, the UN predicts.
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Edward Kennedy: Your comments

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 5:35

Send us your memories of veteran American politician, Senator Edward Kennedy who has died at the age of 77.
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Rihanna attacker Brown sentenced

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 21:45
related places: Brown

US singer Chris Brown is given 180 days' community labour and five years' probation for assaulting pop star Rihanna.
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Rihanna attacker Brown sentenced

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 21:25
related places: Brown

US singer Chris Brown is given 180 days' community labour and five years' probation for assaulting pop star Rihanna.
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Lithuania probe into 'CIA prison'

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 21:04
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania

Lithuania launches an inquiry into allegations in the US media that it hosted a secret CIA prison for al-Qaeda suspects.
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Murray seeded second for US Open

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 18:56
related places: New York

Britain's Andy Murray is seeded second for the US Open, which begins on 31 August in New York.
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Learning lessons

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 18:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Can US Iraq strategy work in Afghanistan?
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US deficit to soar towards $1.6tn

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 18:30
related places: Congress, White House

The US budget deficit will soar to almost $1.6tn this year, the highest on record, both the White House and Congress warn.
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Bernanke named for new Fed term

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 15:18

President Obama nominates Ben Bernanke for a second term as chairman of the US central bank, the Federal Reserve.
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US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 12:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Four US soldiers are killed by a bomb in Afghanistan, making 2009 the deadliest year so far for foreign troops.
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Oil firms win Bangladesh rights

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 11:09
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, Ireland Ireland
related places: Bengal

Bangladesh awards US and Irish firms the rights to explore for gas in disputed waters of the Bay of Bengal.
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US names CIA abuse investigator

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 6:26

A special prosecutor is chosen to investigate alleged CIA abuse of terror suspects as the US issues a key report on their treatment.
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US smoker's daughter gets $13.8m

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 6:07

A US jury orders Philip Morris to pay compensation to the daughter of a lifelong smoker who died of lung cancer.
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Jackson 'had lethal drug levels'

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 2:48

Pop star Michael Jackson had lethal levels of a powerful anaesthetic in his body when he died, court documents show.
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Obama backs interrogation revamp

Monday, August 24th 2009, 16:47

US President Barack Obama approves a new elite team to question terror suspects ahead of a key report on prisoner abuse.
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Calls to reopen CIA abuse cases

Monday, August 24th 2009, 14:34

US officials call for prisoner abuse cases to be reopened, US media say, as details of a CIA "torture report" are due for release.
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US murder suspect dead in motel

Monday, August 24th 2009, 13:51
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Los Angeles

A reality TV contestant accused of murdering his wife, an ex-model, is found dead in a motel room in his native Canada, police say.
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Lockerbie release sparks boycott calls in US

Monday, August 24th 2009, 10:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie, Calls

Calls for a boycott of Scottish goods are made in the US following the controversial decision to release the Lockerbie bomber.
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Brazilian army

Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 19:47
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The migrants who staff Obama's US holiday island
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Mullen joins US Lockerbie fury

Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 19:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie

The top US military officer joins influential senators in condemning the decision to free Lockerbie bomber Abdulbaset al-Megrahi.
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US names secret terror suspects

Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 15:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq

The US military starts notifying the Red Cross of terror suspects at secret detention camps in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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US Lutheran split over gay clergy

Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 5:11
related places: Church

Traditionalist US Lutherans warn they might form another denomination after their Church voted to allow gay pastors.
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Pakistan Taliban name new chief

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 20:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Pakistani Taliban appoint a successor to Baitullah Mehsud, the militant leader reported killed in a US air strike.
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Strong words

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 19:44

FBI head voices US anger at Lockerbie bomber's release
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CIA 'threatened' terror suspects

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 10:16

A CIA inquiry reveals the use of handguns and electric drills to frighten suspects into providing information, US media report.
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Muslims begin holy month

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 8:10

Muslims begin the fasting month of Ramadan, as US President Barack Obama calls for new partnership with Islam.
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Vietnam massacre soldier 'sorry'

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 1:42
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

The US army officer convicted for the 1968 My Lai massacre in Vietnam offers his first public apology.
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Deep divisions

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 0:04

Democratic Party rifts threaten US healthcare reform
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Brazil calls Obama over US bases

Friday, August 21st 2009, 22:30
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Colombia Colombia

Brazil's leader calls on the US president to meet regional leaders to calm fears about the US military presence in Colombia.
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Libya warned over Lockerbie man

Friday, August 21st 2009, 21:26
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie, Tripoli

The US and UK rebuke Tripoli over the welcome given to the Lockerbie bomber after his release from prison.
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Markets rise on US recovery hopes

Friday, August 21st 2009, 21:20

Markets rise after the head of the US central bank says the world's biggest economy is nearing the start of a recovery.
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Superb Merritt takes 400m title

Friday, August 21st 2009, 21:11
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Olympic champion LaShawn Merritt beats fellow American Jeremy Wariner to 400m gold at the World Championships in Berlin.
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Obama praises Afghans for voting

Friday, August 21st 2009, 20:41

US President Barack Obama praises Afghans for holding their presidential election but warns of further Taliban violence.
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'Progress' at Darfur peace talks

Friday, August 21st 2009, 16:50
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Darfur

At least four of the numerous rebel groups in Darfur have agreed to work together, says the US envoy to Sudan.
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Anger at Lockerbie bomber welcome

Friday, August 21st 2009, 14:57
related countries: Libya Libya

The US and Britain voice anger over the jubilant welcome home for the Libyan man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.
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Swiss pair indicted in tax probe

Friday, August 21st 2009, 12:21
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A Swiss banker and lawyer are indicted by the US Justice Department on charges they helped Americans evade taxes.
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US wiretapping challenge rejected

Friday, August 21st 2009, 11:59

A US judge rejects a challenge to a law letting the US eavesdrop on overseas conversations to gather intelligence.
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Oracle gets go-ahead to buy Sun

Friday, August 21st 2009, 6:42
related places: Oracle, Sun

The US Justice Department gives approval for business software firm Oracle to take over computer hardware software maker Sun Microsystems.
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Deadly missile strike in Pakistan

Friday, August 21st 2009, 6:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least nine people are reported to have been killed in north-west Pakistan in a suspected US missile strike.
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Homecoming for Lockerbie bomber

Friday, August 21st 2009, 1:02
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie

The Libyan jailed in Scotland over the Lockerbie bombing returns home after his release, which US President Obama calls a mistake.
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Campaign for US trio held in Iran

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 23:48
related countries: Iran Iran

The families of three US hikers arrested in Iran after crossing the border launch a website to campaign for their release.
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Brakes put on US scrappage scheme

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 23:20

The US is to end a $3bn car scrappage scheme dubbed 'cash for clunkers' next week after funding dries up.
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Mexico suffers amid US recession

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 21:40
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: June

Mexico's economy shrank by 10.3% between April and June as the global downturn hit exports and swine flu hit tourism.
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US 'deadline' for Afghan results

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 21:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The head of US Central Command, Gen David Petraeus, says international forces have about a year to prove their strategy in Afghanistan can succeed.
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Blackwater 'hired for CIA plan'

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 14:49
related places: Blackwater

The CIA hired US private security firm Blackwater to help track and kill senior al-Qaeda figures, the New York Times reports.
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What is the impact of Lockerbie release?

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 11:00

The Scottish government has again defended its decision to release the Lockerbie bomber amid mounting criticism. What is your reaction?
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Suu Kyi intruder returned to US

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 1:49
related countries: Burma Burma

John Yettaw, the man jailed in Burma for visiting opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, returns home to the US.
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