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Phelps suspended over 'pot pipe'

Friday, February 6th 2009, 8:12

Swimming authorities in the US suspend Michael Phelps for three months in a row over pictures appearing to show cannabis use.
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Clinton seeks better Russia ties

Friday, February 6th 2009, 6:29
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia

Hillary Clinton says the US wants a better partnership with Russia on issues including Iran's nuclear ambitions.
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Senate bail-out talks hit impasse

Friday, February 6th 2009, 4:48

US senators fail to reach agreement for the third day on President Barack Obama's $900bn (£616bn) bail-out plan.
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Phelps suspended over 'pot pipe'

Friday, February 6th 2009, 2:47
related places: Phelps

Swimming authorities in the US suspend Michael Phelps for three months in a row over pictures appearing to show cannabis use.
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US 'distrust' worries Musharraf

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 22:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says that there is a "serious lack of trust" among the new US leadership for the South Asian nation.
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Out of favour

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 18:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Why US-Afghan relations are at an all-time low
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Obama urges stimulus bill action

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 18:33
related places: Congress

US President Barack Obama tells Congress "the time for talk is over" on a $900bn (£600bn) economic stimulus bill.
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Parking ticket leads to a virus

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 13:51

Hackers are using fictitious parking tickets that dupe drivers in the US into downloading a virus from a fake website.
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Washington diary

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 10:24
related places: Why

Why the American revolutionary spirit is awakening
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Cyber army base attracts recruits with high-tech gizmos

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 10:11
related places: Philadelphia

Go inside the Army Experience Centre in Philadelphia which attracts new recruits for the US armed forces with high-tech simulators, video games and interactive displays.
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'Key drugs player' held in Mexico

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 7:38
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Mexico Mexico

Mexican police say they have arrested a top official in a powerful cartel that trafficks cocaine from Colombia to the US.
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Kyrgyzstan delays vote on US base

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 6:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan's parliament prepares to debate the closure of a key US air base supporting US and Nato operations in Afghanistan.
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Madoff whistle-blower attacks SEC

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 6:01

An investment manager charges US regulators with failing to act on his tip-off about Bernard Madoff's alleged $50bn (£33bn) fraud.
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US Senate eases 'trade war' bill

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 5:12

The US Senate votes to soften a "Buy American" clause in a stimulus package after warnings it might spark a trade war.
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US 'pressure' on torture denied

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 0:07

David Miliband disputes judges' claims that the US threatened to stop sharing intelligence over an alleged torture case.
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Birds hit both Hudson jet engines

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 23:39
related places: Hudson, New York

US authorities confirm that birds collided with both engines of the US Airways jet that ditched into New York's Hudson River.
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US 'surpressing torture evidence'

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 20:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government faces questions over whether it was complicit in the torture of a British resident held by the US.
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Obama unveils executive pay cap

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 20:14

US President Barack Obama announces a $500,000 limit on executive pay at US firms that need government aid.
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Obama wants to avoid EU 'trade war'

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 13:18

US President Barack Obama says he wants to avoid measures which would signal protectionism or spark a trade war.
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Visa wrangle blocks US-Iran trip

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 12:27
related countries: Iran Iran

Members of the US women's badminton team planning to compete in Iran have not been granted visas in time for their competition.
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Zimbabwe aid conditional, says US

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 11:30
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The US says it will only consider easing sanctions against Zimbabwe when it sees evidence of real power-sharing.
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Kyrgyzstan moves to shut US base

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 11:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Kyrgyzstan's government submits a decree to parliament for the closure of a key US air base in the Central Asian state.
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Obama action due on executive pay

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 11:02

US President Barack Obama is poised to reveal details of rules limiting executive pay for firms getting US taxpayer aid.
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AU summit extended amid split

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 11:01
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Libya Libya
related places: Africa

An African Union summit is extended into a fourth day after becoming mired in division over a plan for a United States of Africa.
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Early skyscrapers

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 8:53

See how the trend that transformed US cities began
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Obama admits errors over cabinet

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 6:06

US President Barack Obama says he "screwed up" over a controversy which derailed two of his cabinet nominations.
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Six-nation talks to discuss Iran

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 4:12
related countries: France France, Germany Germany, Iran Iran, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Representatives of Britain, the US, Germany, France, China and Russia are to hold talks on Iran's nuclear programme.
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Obama dolls get new names after complaints from First Lady

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 0:10

A US toy company renames its Malia and Sasha dolls, in a move welcomed by First Lady Michelle Obama.
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Guantanamo inmate 'joins Taleban'

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 23:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A former inmate at the US jail in Guantanamo Bay has joined the Taleban's high command, UK officials say.
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Obama suffers blow over nominees

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 23:33

Tom Daschle withdraws his nomination as US health secretary, hours after another Obama nominee withdrew.
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US car firms report sales slump

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 21:15

Ford, General Motors and Chrysler all saw a sharp fall in US sales in January, as their woes show no sign of improving.
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EU attacks 'Buy American' clause

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 19:25

The EU urges the US to cut the "Buy American" clause from its economic recovery plan amid fears of rising protectionism.
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Sri Lanka Tigers urged to end war

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 18:26
related countries: Norway Norway, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Key international negotiators urge Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels to lay down arms and discuss ending hostilities.
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MEPs urge EU Guantanamo promise

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 18:18

MEPs urge EU member states to help the US shut down the Guantanamo Bay prison camp by accepting detainees.
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Republican to join Obama cabinet

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 17:09

US President Barack Obama picks Senator Judd Gregg as commerce secretary, the second Republican in the cabinet.
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Top US diplomat to Iraq 'named'

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 12:37
related countries: Iraq Iraq, North Korea North Korea

Christopher Hill, the former US chief negotiator with North Korea, is to become the US envoy to Iraq, according to reports.
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Life outside

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 10:16

A new approach to prisons and parole in the US
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Life outside

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 10:16

A new approach to prisons and parole in the US
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Buy American clause 'dangerous'

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 9:30
related countries: Canada Canada

The EU and Canada warn that a clause on construction in the US economic recovery package could promote protectionism.
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Rwanda teacher accused of genocide

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 6:10
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda
related places: Baltimore

A college near the US city of Baltimore suspends a Rwandan professor over accusations he participated in genocide there.
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US skydiver lands dead instructor

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 0:18

A US soldier on his first skydive lands safely despite being attached to his instructor who died during the descent.
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Obama predicts more bank failures

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 18:37

President Barack Obama warns more US banks are likely to fold, as the extent of their losses in the current crisis becomes clear.
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IOC backs Phelps over 'pot pipe'

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 15:45
related places: Phelps

The International Olympic Committee supports Michael Phelps, despite a photo which seems to show the US swimmer using an illegal drug.
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Fumble at the Super Bowl as porn interrupts TV coverage

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 11:25
related places: Arizona

US sports fans in Arizona got a surprise when their TV coverage of American football's Super Bowl was interrupted by a pornographic film.
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In pictures

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 4:10

Records fall at US Superbowl thriller
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Swimmer Phelps regrets pot pipe

Sunday, February 1st 2009, 22:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US swimming superstar Michael Phelps apologises to fans after a UK newspaper shows him smoking a pipe used for cannabis.
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Obama praises peaceful Iraq polls

Sunday, February 1st 2009, 0:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US President Barack Obama says a largely peaceful Iraq vote for new provincial councils is "an important step forward".
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Obama half-brother on drug charge

Saturday, January 31st 2009, 15:10
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Barack Obama's half-brother is arrested for allegedly possessing marijuana, reports say.
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Iranians mark Islamic revolution

Saturday, January 31st 2009, 14:30
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran marks the 30th anniversary of the Islamic revolution that overthrew the US-backed former ruler, the Shah.
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Chinese die in Arizona bus crash

Saturday, January 31st 2009, 8:13
related places: Hoover, Arizona

A bus carrying Chinese tourists crashes in the US state of Arizona, killing at least seven people, officials say.
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Nigerians can sue US drugs firm

Saturday, January 31st 2009, 3:19
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A US court allows Nigerian families to sue drugs giant Pfizer in the US, over its alleged role in a drugs testing scandal.
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All change

Saturday, January 31st 2009, 1:27
related places: Why

Why the new face of US Republicans matters
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US to run peanut salmonella probe

Saturday, January 31st 2009, 0:35

A criminal investigation is launched in the US into salmonella contamination of peanut products.
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Steele wins Republican chair vote

Friday, January 30th 2009, 22:09
related places: Republican

Michael Steele is chosen to head the Republican National Committee, the first African American to hold the post.
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Obama and Hu 'urge closer ties'

Friday, January 30th 2009, 21:46
related countries: China China

US President Barack Obama phones China's Hu Jintao - and is quoted in Chinese media as calling for stronger bilateral links.
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Obama calls recession a disaster

Friday, January 30th 2009, 20:40

President Obama calls the recession a "continuing disaster" for the US and urges immediate action.
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US and Canadian shares ditched

Friday, January 30th 2009, 16:50
related countries: Canada Canada, Norway Norway
related places: Cessna

Norway's state investment fund blacklists "unethical" US arms firm Textron and Canadian miner Barrick Gold.
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US 'actively seeks' Mid-East deal

Friday, January 30th 2009, 15:05
related countries: Israel Israel

US envoy George Mitchell says Washington is committed to "actively and aggressively" seeking peace in the Middle East.
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Octuplets' mum 'already has six'

Friday, January 30th 2009, 9:35

A Californian woman who gave birth to octuplets this week already has six children, according to US media reports.
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US army suicides hit record high

Friday, January 30th 2009, 4:55

The US military says 128 soldier killed themselves in 2008, a record level for the second year in a row.
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US men charged in Russia spy case

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 22:05
related countries: Russia Russia

A jailed ex-CIA agent and his son are charged with receiving money from and passing information to his former Russian handlers.
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Bush shoe attack spawns Iraqi tribute sculpture

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 20:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A sculpture of an enormous shoe is erected in Iraq to honour a journalist who threw his footwear at ex-US President George W Bush.
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Judge rejects Obama request

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 19:45

A judge at Guantanamo Bay rejects a request by US President Barack Obama to suspend the trial of a detainee.
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Blagojevich 'did nothing wrong'

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 19:40

The scandal-hit governor of the US state of Illinois tells his impeachment trial he has done nothing wrong.
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Tehran 'can co-operate with US'

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 17:13
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Washington

Real change in US policy in the Middle East will enable Iran to co-operate with Washington, Iran's foreign minister has said.
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Ford reports record yearly loss

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 15:12
related places: Ford

US carmaker Ford reports the biggest full-year loss in its history, but says it still does not need government loans.
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Good cop

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 14:45

Barack Obama's instructions to US interrogators
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Iraq ends licence for Blackwater

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 11:24
related places: Blackwater

Iraq will not renew the licence of US security firm Blackwater, involved in an incident in 2007 in which civilians were killed.
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US envoy to meet Palestinian head

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 9:46
related places: Gaza

George Mitchell, Barack Obama's new Mid-East envoy, is to hold talks with Mahmoud Abbas amid continued Gaza violence.
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US House passes stimulus package

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 9:32

The US House of Representatives passes President Obama's $819bn (£572bn) economic package - but without any Republican support.
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CIA Algeria man accused of rape

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 4:39
related countries: Algeria Algeria

The CIA's station chief in Algeria is under investigation after two separate allegations of rape, US media reports.
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Chemicals 'may reduce fertility'

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 1:02

Chemicals commonly found in food packaging, upholstery and carpets may be damaging women's fertility, US scientists say.
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US urges stronger Gaza ceasefire

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 0:10
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Gaza

The new US envoy for the Middle East says it is "critically" important to extend the Israeli-Hamas ceasefire.
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US infrastructure 'not improved'

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 20:37
related places: America

US roads, public transport, aviation, water and sewerage systems are not improving, say America's top engineers.
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Man reports his own crime, saying he wants to join jailed brother

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 18:06

A man breaks into a petrol station and dials 911, saying he wants to wants to be with his brother in jail, US authorities say.
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Obama 'confident' on economy vote

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 17:36
related places: Congress

US President Barack Obama says he is confident his $825bn (£586bn) economic recovery plan will be passed by Congress.
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'Polluter pays'

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 17:11

EU sees vital role for US in global climate pact
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Iran head demands US apology

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 16:52
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's president welcomes the possibility of a change in US policy but demands an apology for past US "crimes".
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Tributes paid to 'great' Updike

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 12:52
related places: Updike

Authors Ian McEwan, Martin Amis and Philip Roth lead tributes to US novelist John Updike, who has died aged 76.
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US man 'shoots wife and children'

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 23:51

A US man who recently lost his job shoots dead his wife and five children before killing himself, reports say.
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Premature octuplets 'doing well'

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 23:46
related places: All

All eight octuplets born prematurely in the US are breathing on their own and doing "very, very well", doctors say.
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Slowdown hits Mexico remittances

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 23:40
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexicans living abroad sent home less money in 2008 for the first time on record as the US slowdown hits migrant earnings.
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US novelist Updike dies of cancer

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 21:22
related places: Updike

Pulitzer-prize winning novelist John Updike dies of lung cancer at the age of 76, his publisher has announced.
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John Updike: Your memories

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 20:08

The US novelist John Updike has died at the age of 76, his publisher announces. Send us your thoughts.
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Obama urges quick economic action

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 19:59
related places: Republican

US President Barack Obama calls for urgent action on his $825bn (£586bn) economic recovery plan, saying Americans expect it.
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Afghanistan is 'greatest' US test

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 19:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Congress

Afghanistan is the Obama administration's greatest military challenge, Defence Secretary Robert Gates tells Congress.
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Master writer

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 18:42
related places: Updike

Updike's novels put him at the pinnacle of US literature
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Missing US fund manager arrested

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 17:38

An American fund manager reported missing by his family a fortnight ago has been arrested, FBI agents say.
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Man 'finds US troop data' on thrift shop MP3

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 11:57
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A New Zealand man says he found data about US soldiers on an MP3 player he bought from a thrift shop.
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US woman gives birth to octuplets

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 11:04

A US woman gives birth to eight babies, becoming just the second person in the country to deliver a set of living octuplets.
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Obama reaches out to Muslim world

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 7:51

US President Barack Obama talks of friendship with the Muslim world, as his new envoy travels to the Middle East for talks.
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Global warming is 'irreversible'

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 2:04

A team of environmental researchers in the US warns many effects of climate change are irreversible.
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Obama aims for oil independence

Monday, January 26th 2009, 22:47

US President Barack Obama calls for US energy independence, saying global warming and relying on foreign oil posed threats.
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Nato strains

Monday, January 26th 2009, 21:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Obama's US wants allies to do their bit in Afghanistan
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Illinois impeachment trial opens

Monday, January 26th 2009, 20:13
related places: Senate

The impeachment trial of US Governor Rod Blagojevich, accused of trying to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat, gets under way.
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Medic charged in Travolta 'plot'

Monday, January 26th 2009, 19:54

A paramedic is charged over an alleged plot to extort money from US actor John Travolta, after the death of his son.
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US to have 'vigorous' Iran talks

Monday, January 26th 2009, 18:58
related countries: Iran Iran

The new US envoy to the UN says Barack Obama's administration would make Iran's nuclear programme a diplomatic priority and pursue "vigorous diplomacy".
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US home sales see surprise rise

Monday, January 26th 2009, 17:07

US home sales unexpectedly rose in December as buyers took advantage of much lower house prices, industry figures show.
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Pfizer acquires Wyeth for $68bn

Monday, January 26th 2009, 13:40
related places: Wyeth

US drugmaker Pfizer is to buy rival Wyeth in a deal worth $68bn (£50bn), the two companies announce.
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EU discusses Guantanamo move

Monday, January 26th 2009, 11:11

EU foreign ministers discuss whether to take in detainees from the US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay.
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