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Journalist goes on trial in Iran

Tuesday, April 14th 2009, 11:46
related countries: Iran Iran

An Iranian-American journalist accused of spying for the US has gone on trial and a verdict is expected soon, Iran says.
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Phil Spector convicted of murder

Tuesday, April 14th 2009, 9:57
related places: Los Angeles

US music producer Phil Spector is found guilty of murdering actress Lana Clarkson at his home in Los Angeles, after a retrial.
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Breaking the ice

Tuesday, April 14th 2009, 8:15
related countries: Cuba Cuba

As US eases travel restrictions, all eyes turn to Cuba
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Goldman Sachs sees strong results

Monday, April 13th 2009, 23:20

US financial giant Goldman Sachs posts a $1.8bn quarterly profit, more than expected and a day ahead of schedule.
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GM stock hit by bankruptcy report

Monday, April 13th 2009, 22:00

Shares in US carmaker General Motors fall sharply after reports that the US government wants it to start bankruptcy proceedings.
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Obama eases curbs on Cuba travel

Monday, April 13th 2009, 20:19
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US president approves measures that will allow Cuban-Americans to travel more freely to Cuba, his spokesman says.
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Somali mortars miss US politician

Monday, April 13th 2009, 18:13
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Somali insurgents fire mortars towards the plane of a US Congressman visiting Mogadishu.
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US crew urge Obama to end piracy

Monday, April 13th 2009, 18:06
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The US crew of the Maersk Alabama urge President Obama to end the "crisis" of Somali piracy.
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Cabrera aided by past major win

Monday, April 13th 2009, 7:37
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Masters

Argentina's Angel Cabrera says his experience of winning the US Open in 2007 proved an invaluable aid to his triumph in this year's Masters.
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US captain rescued from pirates

Monday, April 13th 2009, 3:16
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Snipers pick off Somali pirates holding a US captain hostage in a dramatic rescue authorised by US President Barack Obama.
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Mexico says US fuels gun crime

Sunday, April 12th 2009, 22:17
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: America

Mexico's ambassador to the US urges America to stop a flow of guns and cash which he says is fuelling the country's drug wars.
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City pollution

Sunday, April 12th 2009, 21:41

US study looks at air quality's impact on life expectancy
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New Somali bid to free US captain

Sunday, April 12th 2009, 15:47
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali elders launch a fresh attempt to resolve the stand-off between the US navy and pirates holding a US captain hostage.
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Campaign promise kept as Obamas 'pick first puppy'

Sunday, April 12th 2009, 7:18

The presidential pooch promised by US President Barack Obama to his daughters has been picked, US media reports say.
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Obama brother refused entry to UK

Sunday, April 12th 2009, 2:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US President Barack Obama's half-brother was denied entry to the UK after being accused of a serious crime on an earlier visit, the Home Office confirms.
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Cabrera and Perry lead at Augusta

Saturday, April 11th 2009, 21:18
related places: Augusta, Masters

Kenny Perry and Angel Cabrera share the lead after a dramatic third day of the Masters at Augusta.
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Somali pirates seize 'Italian' boat

Saturday, April 11th 2009, 19:54

A tug with 16 people on board is hijacked in the Gulf of Aden, as a standoff continues over a US captain taken hostage.
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Rain hope for US wildfire states

Saturday, April 11th 2009, 15:27

Heavy rain this weekend could bring relief to parts of the southern US hit by deadly wildfires, forecasters say.
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Pirates caution against US rescue

Saturday, April 11th 2009, 14:52
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali pirates holding a US captain hostage warn that the use of force to rescue him could result in "disaster".
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American cultures mix in New Mexico

Saturday, April 11th 2009, 11:32
related places: New Mexico

Siobhann Tighe meets Native Americans who feel they have found a balance between traditional and modern ways of life.
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Suicide bomber kills Iraqi Sunnis

Saturday, April 11th 2009, 10:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A suicide bomber attacks US-allied Sunni Awakening militiamen in Iraq, killing at least nine and wounding about 30.
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California returns 'looted art'

Saturday, April 11th 2009, 6:44
related places: Renaissance, California

The US state of California returns three Renaissance paintings confiscated from Jewish art dealers in Nazi Germany.
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Storm system hits southern US

Friday, April 10th 2009, 23:33
related places: Texas, Oklahoma

Tornadoes and wildfires fuelled by strong winds wreak destruction in the southern US, leaving at least eight people dead.
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Obama sees 'hope' for US economy

Friday, April 10th 2009, 17:05

President Barack Obama says he sees "glimmers of hope" in the US economy, but warns there is a lot more work to do.
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Captain 'tried to escape pirates'

Friday, April 10th 2009, 16:47
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A US captain was recaptured by Somali pirates after trying to swim from their lifeboat, US media reports say.
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US dismisses 'Nazi guard' appeal

Friday, April 10th 2009, 14:42
related countries: Germany Germany

US officials reject a suspected Nazi death-camp guard's appeal against deportation from the US to Germany.
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Iraq blast kills five US troops

Friday, April 10th 2009, 13:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

Five US soldiers are among seven people killed by a suicide bomber in the Iraqi city of Mosul, the US military says.
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US navy bears down on pirate boat

Friday, April 10th 2009, 11:28
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Africa

A US warship eyes the lifeboat in which Somali pirates are holding an American captain, as other warships are dispatched.
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Obama seeks extra funds for wars

Friday, April 10th 2009, 4:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq
related places: Congress

US President Barack Obama is seeking $83.4bn to fund operations in Afghanistan and Iraq this year, sources reveal.
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Banks drive US stocks up sharply

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 23:31
related places: Wall Street

Big gains in banking stocks push Wall Street sharply higher after a major US bank said it would make record profits this quarter.
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US hijack ship 'sails for Kenya'

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 20:02
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The hijacked ship freed by its crew reportedly sets sail for Kenya, but its US captain remains a hostage on a lifeboat.
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US marine cleared of Iraq killing

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 18:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Marine

A US military jury acquits a marine sergeant of killing an unarmed detainee during fighting in Iraq in 2004.
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Shia crowds decry US role in Iraq

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 15:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Supporters of Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr rally in Baghdad against the US presence in Iraq, six years after the fall of Saddam Hussein.
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FBI in hostage talks with Somalis

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 15:00
related countries: Somalia Somalia

FBI hostage negotiators are trying to free a US cargo ship captain held by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean.
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Father appeals for Iran reporter

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 13:50
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The father of an Iranian-American journalist accused of spying vows to stay in Tehran until her release from prison.
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Good as gold: Signs of a new gold rush in the US

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 11:25

There are tentative signs of a new gold rush in the US, according to the Gold Prospectors of America Association.
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Washington diary

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 10:50

Matt Frei on the emotional anchors of US cable news
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Dead mayor re-elected by US town

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 9:41
related places: Winfield

Voters in the Missouri town of Winfield re-elect their popular mayor to a fourth term, weeks after his death from a heart attack.
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Swiss hold '$150m Nigeria bribes'

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 9:19
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Switzerland Switzerland

Bribes given to Nigerian officials by a US company have been traced to Swiss banks, the Nigerian government says.
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How can pirates be stopped?

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 7:50

The captain of a US container ship taken hostage by Somali pirates has been freed. How can pirates be defeated?
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US court allows apartheid claims

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 4:20
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A US judge rules lawsuits can go ahead against some companies accused of helping South Africa's apartheid-era government.
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Spies 'infiltrate US power grid'

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 2:30

The US government admits the power grid is vulnerable, following media claims it has been breached by foreign spies.
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Fed minutes reveal gloomy outlook

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 0:40

Notes from the last meeting of US Federal Reserve policy makers show how downbeat they had become on the US economy.
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Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 23:42

Exposure to traffic pollution could affect the development of babies in the womb, US researchers have warned.
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Drama as US crew recapture vessel

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 22:58
related countries: Somalia Somalia

US crew members recapture their hijacked ship from Somali pirates but their captain is still being held on a lifeboat, reports say.
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Clinton concern for Iran reporter

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 22:09
related countries: Iran Iran

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expresses her deep concern about the detention of an Iranian-American journalist in Iran.
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Hijacked US crew 'retake vessel'

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 19:11
related countries: Somalia Somalia

US crew members recapture their hijacked ship from Somali pirates but their captain is still being held on a lifeboat, reports say.
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Few takers

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 18:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Why US bounty scheme is not working in Pakistan
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Iran accuses journalist of spying

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 16:31
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian prosecutors accuse an Iranian-American journalist who has been held in Iran since January of spying.
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Hijacked US crew 'retake vessel'

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 16:15
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The US crew of a ship seized by pirates off Somalia has retaken control of the ship, Pentagon sources say.
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US crew seized by Somali pirates

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 14:49
related countries: Denmark Denmark, India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Somalia Somalia

Somali pirates hijack a ship with a 20-strong US crew, after what maritime officials describe as a sustained night-time attack.
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S Asia foes 'face common threat'

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 14:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, India India, Pakistan Pakistan

US envoy Richard Holbrooke calls for India, Pakistan and the US to work together to defeat Islamic militants.
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Uganda unit 'tortured detainees'

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 12:22
related countries: Uganda Uganda

An anti-terrorism unit in Uganda has unlawfully detained and tortured suspects, US-based Human Rights Watch says.
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Tense relations

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 10:20

Body language reflects US-Pakistan strains
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US space tourist lands on Earth

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 9:28
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, Russia Russia
related places: Earth

A Russian capsule carrying a US space tourist and two professional astronauts lands safely in Kazakhstan, Russian officials say.
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US banker sees 10% jobless rate

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 8:49
related places: Dallas

A US central banker says the US economy faces a "tough road" and predicts unemployment could rise above 10% this year.
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US politicians meet 'fit' Castro

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 23:12
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Members of the US Congress hold a rare meeting with ex-Cuban President Fidel Castro, describing him as very energetic.
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Brazil nun death retrial ordered

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 22:49
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A court in Brazil orders the arrest and retrial of a rancher acquitted of ordering the murder of an American nun.
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Obama urges Iraqis to take charge

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 19:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US President Barack Obama says it is time for Iraqis to take responsibility for their country, while on a visit to Baghdad.
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Vermont to legalise gay marriage

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 18:31
related places: Vermont

Vermont's legislature votes to legalise gay marriages - the fourth US state to approve such a law.
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Court overturns US senator's conviction

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 16:20

Republican Alaska Senator Ted Stevens' conviction for corruption is overturned because of prosecutors' mistakes.
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Stolen single-engine plane intercepted by US fighter jets

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 16:07
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Ontario

A small plane reported stolen in Canada is intercepted by US fighter jets and forced to land in Missouri.
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Obama in Europe

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 15:20

Justin Webb looks back on the US presidentÂ’s tour
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Obama pledges new US engagement

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 13:57

President Barack Obama ends his European tour saying he wants a "new US engagement" with the Muslim world.
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Cartoons curtailed

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 13:10
related places: Why

Why a US political cartoonist fears for his art
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Stolen single-engine plane intercepted by US fighter jets

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 10:33
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Ontario

A small plane allegedly stolen from an airport in Ontario, Canada, is intercepted by US fighter jets and forced to land in Missouri.
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Pakistan calls for trust with US

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 10:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan tells visiting envoy Richard Holbrooke the US must trust it and stresses its opposition to drone attacks.
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US Congress members in Cuba

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 3:04
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Raul Castro holds talks with seven members of US Congress in his first such meeting since becoming president.
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Clinton presses UN over N Korea

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 0:06
related countries: North Korea North Korea

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the UN must make a strong response to North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket.
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Singer Brown in not guilty plea

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 0:04

US singer Chris Brown pleads not guilty to two charges of assaulting and threatening his girlfriend, Rihanna.
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'Death camp Nazi' can be deported

Monday, April 6th 2009, 22:08

A US judge revokes the stay of deportation for John Demjanjuk, accused of being an accessory to the murder of 29,000 Jews in a Nazi camp.
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Kazakhstan in nuclear bank offer

Monday, April 6th 2009, 21:20
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, Russia Russia

Kazakhstan's president offers to build a nuclear fuel bank on its territory, a plan backed by the US and Russia.
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Gates unveils US defence budget

Monday, April 6th 2009, 19:02

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates announces an overall US defence budget increase, even as he calls for cuts in some areas.
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Obama reaches out to Muslim world

Monday, April 6th 2009, 16:08
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

Barack Obama says the US "is not at war with Islam", during his first visit as president to a mainly Muslim state.
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US war dead media blackout lifted

Monday, April 6th 2009, 15:59

The media are given access to the return of a dead US soldier for the first time since an 18-year ban on coverage was lifted.
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Powerful Italian quake kills many

Monday, April 6th 2009, 13:20
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

At least 90 people are believed dead and tens of thousands homeless after an earthquake strikes L'Aquila in central Italy.
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Idol winner tops country awards

Monday, April 6th 2009, 9:08

2005's American Idol winner Carrie Underwood takes top entertainer prize at the country music awards.
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End Cuba isolation, Castro urges

Monday, April 6th 2009, 1:29
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Fidel Castro urges Latin American states to support an end to Cuba's isolation when they meet Barack Obama at a summit.
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Parents to visit Saberi in Iran

Sunday, April 5th 2009, 21:19
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The parents of Iranian-US journalist Roxana Saberi are in Tehran to visit their daughter, in jail since late January.
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US father 'shoots his children'

Sunday, April 5th 2009, 20:27
related places: Washington

A father in Washington state is suspected of killing his five young children and himself after hearing his wife is leaving him.
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North Korea space launch 'fails'

Sunday, April 5th 2009, 13:01
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: North

A North Korean rocket fails to put a satellite into orbit, US and South Korean officials say, hours after the North claims success.
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Jackson fails to overturn auction

Sunday, April 5th 2009, 12:45

US pop star Michael Jackson fails to get a court to stop an auction of his possessions from taking place.
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Obama promotes nuclear-free world

Sunday, April 5th 2009, 10:24
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Prague

US President Barack Obama outlines his vision of a world free of nuclear weapons during a major speech in Europe.
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Police begin New York siege probe

Sunday, April 5th 2009, 2:21
related places: New York

Detectives begin investigating the man they say killed 13 people at a New York state immigration centre.
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Three officers die in US shooting

Saturday, April 4th 2009, 22:18
related places: Pittsburgh

A gunman in the US city of Pittsburgh kills three police officers who came to his home after an emergency call.
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Pakistani group frees US hostage

Saturday, April 4th 2009, 22:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Militants in Pakistan free an American UN work they snatched in Balochistan province two months ago.
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'Deadly air strike' in Pakistan

Saturday, April 4th 2009, 9:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A suspected US missile strike in a remote area of north-west Pakistan has killed 13 people, local security officials say.
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Gunman kills 13 in New York siege

Saturday, April 4th 2009, 7:20

A gunman kills 13 people and injures more in a siege in the US state of New York before reportedly shooting himself.
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'Nazi guard' deportation blocked

Saturday, April 4th 2009, 1:24
related countries: Germany Germany

A US judge blocks an order to deport an alleged Nazi concentration camp guard, ahead of his extradition to Germany.
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Obama scoops British book prize

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 21:07
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

US President Barack Obama fights off competition from Paul O'Grady and Dawn French to take the biography prize at the British Book Awards.
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Iowa upholds gay marriage rights

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 17:53
related places: Iowa

The US state of Iowa rules that a ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional and violates the rights of gay people.
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Gunman takes hostages in NY state

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 16:53
related places: New York

Up to 40 people are taken hostage by a gunman who opened fire in the US state of New York, say reports.
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Obama underlines al-Qaeda threat

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 16:25

US President Barack Obama calls for better use of Nato resources in Afghanistan, saying al-Qaeda is a great threat to Europe
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Deal in Pfizer-Nigeria drugs suit

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 16:06
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's Kano State and US drugs firm Pfizer have agreed to settle an alleged drugs testing scandal out of court, lawyers say.
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Madonna loses Malawi adoption bid

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 14:06
related countries: Malawi Malawi
related places: Madonna

A Malawian court rules that US pop star Madonna has failed in her bid to adopt a second child from the country.
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Further jump in US unemployment

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 13:32
related places: March

The number of people employed in the US fell by 663,000 in March, bringing the jobless rate to its highest level since 1983.
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France 'to take Guantanamo man'

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 13:02
related countries: France France

President Nicolas Sarkozy says France has offered to accept a prisoner from Guantanamo Bay prison camp.
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N Korea 'preparing rocket launch'

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 12:32
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea is said to be making final preparations for a planned rocket launch despite warnings by the US and its allies.
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Obama hails 'historic' G20 summit

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 7:29

US President Obama hails the G20 agreements reached in London, as he heads to Strasbourg for a key Nato summit.
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US to be 'pragmatic on climate'

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 0:22
related places: America

America's lead climate negotiator tells the BBC that the US will only do what is politically and technologically achievable.
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