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Australia could refuse detainees

Friday, January 2nd 2009, 9:12
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia will probably reject a US request to take in prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention centre, the acting PM says.
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New US drone attack 'kills three'

Friday, January 2nd 2009, 7:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Suspected US missile strikes have killed at least three Pakistani militants close to the Afghan border, officials say.
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US father charged over snow death

Friday, January 2nd 2009, 2:12
related places: Idaho

The father of an 11-year-old Idaho girl who froze to death in a Christmas Day snowstorm is charged with murder.
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Covert failure

Thursday, January 1st 2009, 18:21
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Islamists unbroken despite Ethiopia's US backing
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Special delivery - Baby girl born on US-bound flight

Thursday, January 1st 2009, 12:19
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Boston

A Ugandan woman gives birth to a baby girl in a rare mid-flight delivery on board a Northwest Airlines flight to Boston.
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Venezuela slashes US dollar quota

Thursday, January 1st 2009, 10:55
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela tightens currency controls, cutting the amount of dollars people can spend abroad on their credit cards from $5,000 to $2,500 a year.
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'US drone kills three' in Pakistan

Thursday, January 1st 2009, 8:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Three people have died in a suspected US drone attack in northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border, reports say.
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North Korea message mild on US

Thursday, January 1st 2009, 5:12

North Korea new year message calls for a stronger military, but hints at possibilities of progress in talks with the US.
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Obama rejects Senate replacement

Wednesday, December 31st 2008, 11:10
related places: Senate

Barack Obama says Democratic senators are right to reject the Illinois governor's choice as his Senate replacement.
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Rollercoaster ride

Wednesday, December 31st 2008, 10:31

The twists and turns of an historic US election year
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Mood amongst US consumers worsens

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 15:33
related places: House

US consumer confidence unexpectedly drops to a record low in December, due to mounting job cuts.
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Pakistan suspends Afghan supplies

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 15:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Pakistan suspends a key supply route to US and Nato forces in Afghanistan to begin an offensive against militants, officials say.
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Iraq shoe thrower trial postponed

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 14:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The trial of the Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at US President Bush is postponed pending an appeal against the charges.
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Iraqi-Canadian 'spied for Saddam'

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 12:23
related countries: Canada Canada, Iraq Iraq

An Iraqi-born Canadian citizen is charged in the US of conspiring to spy from 2000 for the former Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein.
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Um, y'know?

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 11:44

Caroline Kennedy interviews slated by US media
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US offers $6bn bail-out for GMAC

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 11:17
related places: Chrysler

The US Treasury unveils a $6bn rescue package for GMAC, General Motors' troubled car loan arm.
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D'oh! US bank robber leaves address at the scene of the crime

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 9:48
related places: Chicago

Chicago police arrest a man who allegedly robbed a bank using a threatening note written on the back of his own pay cheque.
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What issues will make the news in 2009?

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 7:41

The economic downturn and presidential elections in the US dominated the media in 2008. But what issues will affect you in 2009?
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Afghan suicide bombing kills two

Monday, December 29th 2008, 9:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two people are killed and 20 wounded, including two US soldiers, in a suicide attack in north Afghanistan, officials say.
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Holocaust 'love story' was fake

Monday, December 29th 2008, 9:37

A US publisher cancels a Holocaust memoir after its author admits he made up crucial parts of it.
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Smiles and scowls 'in our genes'

Monday, December 29th 2008, 6:00

Facial expressions we make to show or hide emotions are hardwired into our brains, a US study concludes.
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John Lennon features in a charity TV ad, 28 years after his death

Sunday, December 28th 2008, 13:04

Former Beatle John Lennon is featuring in a charity's TV advertisement in the US, 28 years after his death.
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Iranians join Bush shoe protest

Friday, December 26th 2008, 16:39
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq
related places: Bush

Protesters in Iran's capital throw footwear at pictures of the US leader in support of the Iraqi shoe-attack journalist.
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Style icon

Friday, December 26th 2008, 7:41

Michelle Obama setting the US fashion world alight
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Toll rises in 'Santa' LA shooting

Friday, December 26th 2008, 5:31
related places: Christmas, Santa Claus, Los Angeles

At least eight people are known to have died after a man dressed as Santa Claus opened fire at a party near Los Angeles.
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US singer Eartha Kitt dies at 81

Thursday, December 25th 2008, 23:55

American singer and actress Eartha Kitt has died at the age of 81 after suffering from cancer, a family friend says.
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Storm alerts for much of west US

Thursday, December 25th 2008, 23:09

Storm warnings are posted for much of the western part of the US, where deep snow continues to hinder travel.
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Snow causes N America travel woe

Thursday, December 25th 2008, 11:02
related countries: Canada Canada

Heavy snow leaves holiday travellers across the US and Canada struggling to reach their destinations.
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Bush pardons Israel bomber seller

Wednesday, December 24th 2008, 14:03
related countries: Israel Israel

US President Bush grants a posthumous pardon to a man who broke the law to supply aircraft to the state of Israel in 1948.
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US military incorporates web in traditional tracking of Santa

Wednesday, December 24th 2008, 11:50
related places: Santa

The US military's tradition of tracking Santa's Christmas Eve progress continues, with new web-based tools.
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Kings lavish jewels on Condoleezza Rice, US gift list shows

Wednesday, December 24th 2008, 2:46

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice tops the list of gifts received by US officials in 2007, a State Department report shows.
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Iraqi MPs back foreign troop deal

Tuesday, December 23rd 2008, 19:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iraqi MPs authorise the government to sign agreements allowing British and other non-US troops to stay on after 2008.
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Mugabe criticises 'stupid' West

Tuesday, December 23rd 2008, 18:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: West

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe says the US and UK are "stupid and foolish" for saying he should step down.
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Flood traps cars in Maryland

Tuesday, December 23rd 2008, 16:00
related places: Washington, Maryland

US rescue crews using helicopters and boats battle to pull motorists from ice-cold floodwater near Washington, DC.
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Iraqi parliament speaker resigns

Tuesday, December 23rd 2008, 15:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The speaker of the Iraqi parliament resigns, paving the way for a vote on allowing non-US forces to stay in the country.
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Arms dealer hearing delayed again

Tuesday, December 23rd 2008, 6:31
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Alleged arms dealer Viktor Bout takes the stand as a three-day hearing into his possible US extradition opens in Bangkok.
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Rice urges sanctions on Zimbabwe

Monday, December 22nd 2008, 22:05
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The US secretary of state says she will talk to allies about increasing sanctions on Zimbabwe's government.
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Five guilty of US army base plot

Monday, December 22nd 2008, 19:59
related places: Fort Dix

A US jury finds five men guilty of conspiring to kill soldiers at the Fort Dix military base, but clears them of attempted murder.
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Germany 'mulling Guantanamo move'

Monday, December 22nd 2008, 16:48
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany says it is considering accepting prisoners released from the US detention camp at Guantanamo Bay.
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Firm claiming to make shoes thrown at President Bush sees orders surge

Monday, December 22nd 2008, 16:26
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A Turkish shoe firm which claims to have made the shoe thrown at US President Bush says it has seen a surge in orders.
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Iraq non-US troop vote postponed

Monday, December 22nd 2008, 13:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A vote in the Iraqi parliament on a resolution allowing non-US forces to remain in the country after 31 December is postponed.
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'Seven killed' in Pakistan strike

Monday, December 22nd 2008, 13:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A suspected pilotless American drone fires a missile in a border area of Pakistan, killing seven people, Pakistani officials say.
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Japan 'sought US nuclear help'

Monday, December 22nd 2008, 12:15
related countries: China China
related places: Asia

In 1965 Japan asked the US to be ready to launch a nuclear attack on China should war break out in Asia, documents reveal.
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Iraq shoe-thrower set for trial

Monday, December 22nd 2008, 12:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq

An Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at US President Bush will be tried on 31 December, his brother and a judge say.
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South Korea 'believes' Kim well

Monday, December 22nd 2008, 9:23
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Kim

N Korean leader Kim Jong-il's personal train has reportedly made several recent trips - the latest indication of his recovery.
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Space is just a little bit closer

Sunday, December 21st 2008, 23:24
related places: Earth

The upper reaches of Earth's atmosphere are much lower than expected, a US Air Force satellite has found.
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Mugabe a threat to unity, says US

Sunday, December 21st 2008, 16:29
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The power-sharing deal in Zimbabwe will not work with Robert Mugabe as president, a senior US official says.
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Iraq compromise on non-US troops

Sunday, December 21st 2008, 16:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A compromise is reached to let Iraq's parliament vote on a resolution allowing non-US forces to remain next year, MPs say.
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US states braced for winter storm

Sunday, December 21st 2008, 6:17
related places: Friday

Severe winter weather sweeps across much of the US, as heavy snow and strong winds disrupt transport and power.
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Injuries as US jet leaves runway

Sunday, December 21st 2008, 4:34
related places: Denver

Nearly 40 people are hurt when a Continental Airlines jet taking off from Denver leaves the runway and catches fire.
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Canada to aid car manufacturers

Saturday, December 20th 2008, 19:58
related countries: Canada Canada

The Canadian government pledges C$4bn in loans to rescue subsidiaries of US car manufacturers based there.
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US increases Afghan troop pledge

Saturday, December 20th 2008, 18:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff says up to 30,000 additional troops could be sent to Afghanistan next year.
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Climate experts get key US posts

Saturday, December 20th 2008, 18:22

US President-elect Barack Obama nominates two leading global warming specialists for key science posts in his administration.
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Braving a New England ice storm

Saturday, December 20th 2008, 12:18
related places: New England

Simon Winchester discovers the depth of human kindness during an ice storm in the US.
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Obama urges carmakers to 'reform'

Saturday, December 20th 2008, 6:15

The US president-elect welcomes a multi-billion dollar aid package for US carmakers, but says they must make some "hard decisions".
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Accused governor to fight charges

Saturday, December 20th 2008, 6:09
related places: Senate

The US governor accused of trying to sell off Barack Obama's Senate seat says he is not guilty of any criminal wrongdoing.
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Thief steals Paris Hilton jewels

Saturday, December 20th 2008, 3:41
related countries: France France
related places: Los Angeles

A burglar broke into the Los Angeles home of socialite Paris Hilton and stole jewellery worth about $2m (£1.3m), police say.
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Accused governor to fight charges

Friday, December 19th 2008, 22:18
related places: Senate

The US governor accused of trying to sell off Barack Obama's Senate seat says he is not guilty of any criminal wrongdoing.
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Bush unveils $17.4bn car bail-out

Friday, December 19th 2008, 22:14
related places: Ford

The US government will provide $17.4bn (£11.6bn) in loans to troubled US carmakers General Motors and Chrysler.
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US 'to boost Afghanistan force'

Friday, December 19th 2008, 21:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates orders the deployment of a combat aviation brigade to Afghanistan, officials say.
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Obama unveils final cabinet picks

Friday, December 19th 2008, 20:02

Barack Obama reveals his choices to serve as labour secretary, transportation secretary and US trade representative.
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Czech PM raises new Lisbon hurdle

Friday, December 19th 2008, 17:59
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, Portugal Portugal
related places: Lisbon

The Czech government is unwilling to ratify the EU's Lisbon Treaty unless Czech MPs approve a planned US radar base.
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Nasa finds 'missing' Mars mineral

Friday, December 19th 2008, 0:46
related places: Mars

A US probe spots rocks on Mars that suggest the planet would have been more hospitable for life than previously thought.
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Traditional perfumes too dull? Give something meatier this Christmas

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 23:48
related places: Christmas

American fast food chain Burger King is marketing a men's fragrance with the scent of meat.
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Guantanamo closure plan ordered

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 22:02

US defence chief Robert Gates has ordered plans to be drafted for the closure of Guantanamo Bay, the Pentagon says.
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Cuba seeks prisoner deal with US

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 20:47
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro says he could release political prisoners as a "gesture", if the US frees five jailed Cubans.
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Clinton reveals foundation donors

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 19:59

Former US President Bill Clinton publishes a list of the donors to his charitable foundation.
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Obama names new SEC boss

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 18:46

Barack Obama chooses Mary Schapiro to crack down on "greed and scheming" as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Rally demands Afghan supplies end

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 18:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato, Peshawar

Thousands in the Pakistani city of Peshawar demand an end to US air strikes and to supplies to Nato and the US in Afghanistan.
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Iraqi shoe-thrower 'apologises'

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 16:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at US President George W Bush apologises to the Iraqi prime minister, a spokesman says.
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No 'disorderly' US car collapse

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 15:57
related places: Chrysler, Friday

President Bush will not allow a "disorderly collapse" of the stricken US car industry, a White House spokeswoman says.
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No need to wear a hat, and no problem eating late - medical myths debunked

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 11:35

That you can cure a hangover, lose most body heat through the head and will put on weight if eating late at night are among six myths rubbished by US researchers.
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Nasa set to launch 'CO2 hunter'

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 11:12

The US space agency is planning to launch a satellite that can map where all the carbon dioxide is in the atmosphere.
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Doctors explain face transplant

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 5:12
related places: Cleveland, Ohio

Surgeons give details of the first almost-total face transplant performed in a 22-hour operation in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Blackwater 'could lose Iraq role'

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 0:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Blackwater

Blackwater could lose its license to operate in Iraq, so the US must find other ways to protect its diplomats, a US report says.
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Stanford reviews series future

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 23:21

Sir Allen Stanford is to consider the future of the Super Series but pledges to continue working with the England and Wales Cricket Board.
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Overseas sales boost Nike profits

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 23:11

Three-month profits grow at the US sportswear company Nike, despite weak sales in its home market.
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US justice boss leaves fraud case

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 17:45

US Attorney General Michael Mukasey removes himself from $50bn (£33bn) Madoff fraud case, justice department says.
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Pound falls on signs of rate cuts

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 15:35

The dollar falls after the US Federal Reserve cut its key interest rate to the lowest among the developed economies.
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Morgan Stanley hit by big losses

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 15:34
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

US investment bank Morgan Stanley announces a much larger than expected fourth quarterly loss of $2.19bn.
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Iraq MPs rage over shoe thrower

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 14:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq

There are scenes of uproar in the Iraqi parliament as MPs discuss a journalist who threw shoes at the visiting US president.
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Barack Obama named Time magazine's 'Person of the Year'

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 14:07

Time magazine gives its Person of the Year award to the US President-elect, Barack Obama.
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Obama named 'Person of the Year'

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 13:07

Time magazine gives its annual Person of the Year honour to the US President-elect, Barack Obama.
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Watchdog 'ignored' Madoff warning

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 6:40

The top US financial watchdog is to investigate why it failed to act on warnings about Bernard Madoff, dating back to 1999.
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Gambling tycoon to forfeit $300m

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 1:00

Internet gambling billionaire Anurag Dikshit pleads guilty to a federal offence in the US and agrees to forfeit $300m (£192m).
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First US face transplant complete

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 23:27
related places: Cleveland, Ohio

The first almost-total face transplant to be carried out in the US has been completed at a clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Ex-Guantanamo men home in Bosnia

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 21:31
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Three Algerian-born Guantanamo Bay detainees arrive in their adopted homeland of Bosnia, after a US judge ordered their release.
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US rates slashed to nearly zero

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 21:20

The US Federal Reserve slashes its key interest rate from 1% to a range of zero to 0.25% - the lowest since records began.
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Shoe thrower 'beaten in custody'

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 18:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at US President George W Bush has been beaten in custody, his brother tells the BBC.
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Taleban kill 'spies' over US raid

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 16:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Taleban in Pakistan kill five men after a "trial" finds them guilty of helping to kill al-Qaeda leader Abu Laith al-Libi.
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US rate cut towards zero expected

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 16:21

Interest rate-setters are expected to cut rates from 1% and may say what other tools they now plan to use.
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Goldman Sachs reports huge loss

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 15:17

US financial giant Goldman Sachs reports a $2.12bn (£1.41bn) quarterly loss, its first since it went public in 1999.
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Watchdog queried over Madoff case

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 12:52

The US financial authorities are criticised for not detecting earlier the alleged $50bn fraud by US trader Bernard Madoff.
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Mexico drug gangs 'top US threat'

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 11:42
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican traffickers pose the biggest organised crime threat to the US, controlling much of the drug market, a US report says.
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The 'long war'

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 11:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

On the frontline with US troops in Afghanistan
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Caroline Kennedy eyes Senate seat

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 10:42
related places: Senate

Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the late president, aims to put her name forward as a replacement for Hillary Clinton in the US Senate.
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US anti-kidnap expert kidnapped

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 8:00
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A US anti-kidnapping expert who has helped release dozens of hostages is abducted by gunmen in Mexico.
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US drone 'kills two' in Pakistan

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 4:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Missiles fired from a US drone kill at least two people in north-west Pakistan, according to security officials.
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Obama picks Nobel man for Energy

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 1:17

Barack Obama names Nobel Prize winner Steven Chu as his energy secretary and tasks him with finding alternatives to fossil fuels.
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Banks hit worldwide by US 'fraud'

Monday, December 15th 2008, 23:09

Some of the world's biggest banks have revealed that they are victims of a US investment fund which lost $50bn (£33bn).
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