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US senators to vote on bail-out

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 6:09
related places: Monday

The US Senate is to vote on a financial rescue package after a $700bn plan was rejected by the House of Representatives.
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Cool reception

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 0:44

US Africa command battles scepticism as it begins work
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Bush warning over bail-out delay

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 23:50
related places: Congress, Wall Street

US President George W Bush warns the US economy is at a "critical moment" after his bail-out plan was defeated.
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US spacecraft detects snow on Mars

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 15:16
related places: Phoenix, Mars

An instrument on the the US space agency's Phoenix robot detects snow falling from clouds above its Martian landing site.
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Bush attempts to reassure markets

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 13:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US shares are expected to rise on opening after President George W Bush renewed calls for Congress to back the $700bn banking rescue plan.
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Asia stocks fall after US failure

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 13:16
related places: Asia

The shock effect of the failure to pass a financial bail-out plan in the US Congress leaves Asian stock markets reeling.
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Voting begins in US state of Ohio

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 12:30
related places: Ohio

Early voting begins in the key US state of Ohio, five weeks to the day before the election, as the candidates campaign hard.
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The battle ahead

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 12:05

Five weeks to go - the factors that will decide the US race
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Celebrities appeal for Cuban Five

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 11:28
related countries: Cuba Cuba

International campaigners, artists and politicians sign an open letter calling for justice for five Cubans jailed in the US for spying.
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New Pakistan spy chief appointed

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 11:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The military in Pakistan appoints a new head of its powerful ISI spy agency amid US pressure to do more to combat militants.
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Petraeus warns on Pakistan threat

Monday, September 29th 2008, 23:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Militants in Pakistan pose a threat to the country's existence, according to the senior US General, David Petraeus.
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House votes down bail-out package

Monday, September 29th 2008, 23:16

In a vote that stuns Wall Street and the White House, the US House of Representatives rejects a financial bail-out plan, as share prices tumble.
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US rivals clash on bail-out vote

Monday, September 29th 2008, 23:12

The campaigns of US presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain clash over the loss of the bail-out vote in Congress.
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US surrounds hijacked tank ship

Monday, September 29th 2008, 19:53
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The US navy says it has deployed further vessels to surround a cargo ship loaded with 33 tanks that was hijacked by pirates.
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New probe into US attorney affair

Monday, September 29th 2008, 17:19

The US attorney general appoints a special prosecutor to look into the firings of nine US attorneys in 2006.
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India eyes France nuclear accord

Monday, September 29th 2008, 12:06
related countries: India India

Indian PM Manmohan Singh is in France where he will discuss boosting civilian nuclear trade between the countries.
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Deal agreed for Euro bank Fortis

Monday, September 29th 2008, 10:58

Banking and insurance giant Fortis is rescued by European governments in a deal worth 11.2bn euros ($16.2bn).
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US bases powerful radar in Israel

Monday, September 29th 2008, 10:01
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

The US military deploys long-range radar in Israel to give early warning of any missile strike by Iran, officials say.
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Shares slide despite rescue deal

Monday, September 29th 2008, 9:22

Shares in Europe and Asia fall after news of an agreement on a $700bn US finance sector rescue deal fails to calm investor nerves.
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US lawmakers publish rescue deal

Monday, September 29th 2008, 5:42

Top US politicians reach agreement on a rescue plan for the financial system, which President Bush urges Congress to approve quickly.
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Rare hurricane hits east Canada

Monday, September 29th 2008, 3:09
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Maine, New Brunswick

Hurricane Kyle makes landfall in eastern Canada, the country's hurricane service reports.
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Al-Qaeda not weakening - poll

Monday, September 29th 2008, 0:11

People believe the US "war on terror" is not weakening al-Qaeda, a worldwide poll for the BBC World Service suggests.
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US destroyer nears Somali pirates

Sunday, September 28th 2008, 21:05
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Ukraine Ukraine

A US destroyer makes visual contact with a Ukrainian ship seized by Somali pirates while carrying 33 battle tanks.
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'Great progress' in US bail-out

Sunday, September 28th 2008, 14:06

US congressional leaders say they have reached the broad outline of a rescue plan for the American financial system.
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Sunday, September 28th 2008, 0:52

US mathematicians are in line for a $100,000 prize (£54,000) for finding a new prime number which has 13 million digits.
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US edges closer to bail-out deal

Saturday, September 27th 2008, 23:29
related places: Republican

US Congressional leaders say they hope to reach agreement on a massive rescue plan to aid the financial markets before Monday.
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US rivals claim TV debate victory

Saturday, September 27th 2008, 19:27

Both contenders for the US presidency, Barack Obama and John McCain, claim victory after their first televised debate.
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Road trip

Saturday, September 27th 2008, 11:15

What can song lyrics tell us about America's towns?
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US voters' views

Saturday, September 27th 2008, 9:27

Reflections on the first presidential debate
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US rivals spar in first TV debate

Saturday, September 27th 2008, 7:35

White House rivals John McCain and Barack Obama clash over foreign policy and the economy in their first head-to-head debate.
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Republican quits in Hispanic row

Saturday, September 27th 2008, 5:22

A US Republican official resigns over comments he made to the BBC that "Hispanics consider themselves above blacks".
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Sleeping in cars

Saturday, September 27th 2008, 1:44

Desperate moves by victims of the US housing crisis
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Edward Kennedy taken to hospital

Saturday, September 27th 2008, 1:24

US Senator Edward Kennedy is briefly taken to hospital after suffering a seizure, a few months after undergoing brain surgery.
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LIVE: McCain-Obama debate

Saturday, September 27th 2008, 0:15
related places: Republican

A running commentary on the first US presidential debate between Republican candidate John McCain and his Democratic opponent Barack Obama.
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Pardon sought for black US boxer

Friday, September 26th 2008, 23:01

The US Congress recommends that a pardon be granted to the first black heavyweight boxing champion, Jack Johnson.
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Bush says bail-out will be passed

Friday, September 26th 2008, 21:43

President George W Bush says US lawmakers will pass his administration's financial rescue plan despite disagreements.
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Pakistan welcomes US 'blessing'

Friday, September 26th 2008, 21:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's president says US support of his country is a "blessing", a day after a brief clash on the Afghanistan border.
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US candidates' debate to go ahead

Friday, September 26th 2008, 18:17

US White House hopeful John McCain will attend a presidential debate with Barack Obama, his campaign says.
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Wall Street rescue deal stalemate

Friday, September 26th 2008, 13:11
related places: White House

US political leaders say more work is needed on a $700bn bail-out plan for financial markets after White House talks.
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US 'rejected' Israeli Iran strike

Friday, September 26th 2008, 11:00
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel
related places: June

George Bush told Israel's prime minister in June the US would not back an attack on Iran, a newspaper reports.
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Legacy of distrust

Friday, September 26th 2008, 9:41

Experts discuss how to restore US's damaged image
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Southern comfort

Friday, September 26th 2008, 8:42

How food and politics merge in the US South
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India-US in last nuclear push

Friday, September 26th 2008, 4:12
related countries: India India

Indian PM Manmohan Singh meets George Bush amid frantic efforts to win US Congressional support for a civilian nuclear deal.
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US Congress 'agrees bail-out deal'

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 22:36
related places: Wall Street

Both parties in the US Congress have reached agreement on a $700bn bail-out plan for Wall Street, a leading senator says.
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Shots fired in US-Pakistan clash

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 22:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

The US military says its troops have exchanged gunfire with Pakistani forces across the border with Afghanistan.
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US rivals in economy crisis talks

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 16:40
related places: Congress

The White House hopefuls are to meet George Bush for crisis talks, as progress is reportedly made on a $700bn bail-out deal.
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Insider account

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 10:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Reporter tells of 'year of abuse' in US Afghan base
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Guantanamo lawyer steps down

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 9:38

A US military prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay has resigned over what defence lawyers say is a row over ethical concerns.
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US rivals at odds on debate delay

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 9:22

Disagreement emerges between the US presidential rivals over whether to delay a TV debate in light of the economic crisis.
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Mid-East Quartet 'has lost grip'

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 9:07
related countries: Russia Russia

Twenty-one aid agencies accuse Russia, the US, the EU and the UN of doing too little to bring peace to the Middle East.
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Liberian ex-leader's son on trial

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 22:36
related countries: Liberia Liberia

The son of former Liberian leader Charles Taylor goes on trial in the US, accused of torture.
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US Fed chief urges bail-out action

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 19:38
related places: Congress

The head of the US Federal Reserve urges Congress to "act quickly" to support a $700bn bail-out plan for financial markets.
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Pakistan recovers 'US spy drone'

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 15:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

The Pakistani army says it is investigating the wreckage of a suspected US spy plane found near the Afghan border.
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Key finance firms 'probed by FBI'

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 9:41

The FBI begins a probe into four major US financial institutions caught up in the current financial crisis, reports say.
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US panel backs India nuclear deal

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 5:27
related countries: India India

The Foreign Relations Committee of the US Senate votes in favour of the India-US civil nuclear deal.
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Palin meets world leaders at UN

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 2:03

US Republican running-mate Sarah Palin meets world leaders for the first time in a crash course in foreign policy.
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Congress cool after bail-out plea

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 0:08
related places: Senate

US lawmakers voice stiff opposition to a planned bail-out of the US banking system, after a five-hour Senate hearing.
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Buffett's firm invests in Goldman

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 23:48

Berkshire Hathaway, the firm owned by US investment guru Warren Buffett, buys $5bn worth of Goldman Sachs shares.
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US court halts Georgia execution

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 22:06
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The US Supreme Court grants a last-minute stay of execution to Georgia inmate Troy Davis, amid pleas from campaigners.
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Paulson urges speedy bailout

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 20:13
related places: Congress

US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson urges Congress not to delay a $700bn bail-out of the country's banking system.
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US unable to spare Afghan troops

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 16:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Pentagon says that a call for three extra combat brigades to go to Afghanistan cannot be met before spring 2009.
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US stocks rise on bail-out hopes

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 14:55
related places: Wall Street, Asia

Leading US shares rise in early trade, ahead of comments from US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson on the $700bn bail-out.
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An upside-down world as David Blaine embarks on latest stunt

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 9:17

US illusionist David Blaine begins his latest endurance challenge - hanging upside down for almost three days.
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Family visits for Bagram inmates

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 8:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Bagram, Kabul

Detainees in US custody at the Bagram air base near Kabul are being visited by relatives for the first time.
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US bail-out plan provokes doubts

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 22:30

Doubts over the US $700bn financial bail-out package emerge from both Democrats and Republicans.
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Azinger backs beaten rival Faldo

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 21:53

Victorious US Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger says the "pounding" beaten European rival Nick Faldo will receive is undeserved.
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US pledge after Marriott attack

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 20:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The US says it will step up efforts with Pakistan to fight extremism after a devastating attack on the Islamabad Marriott hotel.
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Attention on Asia

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 18:09
related places: Asia

Report calls for next US leaders to refocus on Asia
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Westwood points finger at Azinger

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 15:14
related places: Valhalla

Lee Westwood blames United States captain Paul Azinger for the "shameful" behaviour of some of the crowd at the Ryder Cup in Valhalla.
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Pakistan troops 'repel US raid'

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 15:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani troops fire shots into the air to stop US helicopters crossing the border from Afghanistan, local officials say.
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Packed agenda

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 12:30
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Market

Georgia and Sudan focus minds ahead of UN assembly
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US banks make shock status switch

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 11:04

The last two major US investment banks change their status, in a bid to survive the ongoing upheaval in the financial sector.
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US hopefuls focus on debate clash

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 11:00

The US presidential candidates start intensive preparations for their first televised debate clash, on foreign policy, amid continued concern over the US economy.
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Russian 'arms dealer' trial opens

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 9:20
related countries: Russia Russia, Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

An extradition hearing opens in Bangkok to decide if alleged arms dealer Viktor Bout should be sent to the US for trial
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Jubilant Azinger praises US crowd

Sunday, September 21st 2008, 22:10

US captain Paul Azinger says the passionate home support was the key factor behind his team's Ryder Cup triumph.
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US secure emphatic Ryder Cup win

Sunday, September 21st 2008, 21:19
related places: Kentucky

The United States claim their first Ryder Cup win since 1999 with a crushing 16½-11½ victory over Europe.
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Live text - Ryder Cup

Sunday, September 21st 2008, 14:24

Europe need to launch a dramatic fightback if they are to prevent the United States regaining the Ryder Cup.
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Administrators of Lehman seek $8bn

Sunday, September 21st 2008, 13:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Lehman

The European administrators of Lehman Brothers file a court order in NY demanding $8bn is returned from Lehman US to London.
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Bush defends US debt rescue plan

Sunday, September 21st 2008, 11:16

US President George W Bush defends a rescue package to tackle the worst financial markets crisis for decades.
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US lead Europe after dramatic day

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 23:18
related places: Valhalla

The United States will take a 9-7 lead over Europe into the Ryder Cup singles after a thrilling second day at Valhalla.
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Drummer Barker injured in crash

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 15:56

Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is seriously injured in a plane crash in South Carolina, in the US, that killed four people.
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Live text - Ryder Cup

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 10:59
related places: Valhalla

Europe are battling for vital points as the second day of the Ryder Cup reaches its conclusion.
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US debt rescue plan takes shape

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 7:37

Details emerge of a US plan to rescue the country's financial system, with an $800bn fund to bail out its mortgage market.
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Oud awakening

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 6:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi musician and new US citizen gets ready to vote
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Oud awakening

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 4:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi musician and new US citizen gets ready to vote
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Bush hails financial rescue plan

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 4:35

President Bush promises "unprecedented action" to tackle the financial crisis, with a fund reportedly worth up to $800bn.
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Money race

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 2:53

Who has the cash advantage in the US election?
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Money race

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 1:46

Who has the cash advantage in the US election?
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'China repression grows', says US

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 0:33
related countries: China China

The repression of religious freedom in some parts of China has intensified over the past year, a US report says.
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US surge clear as Europe struggle

Friday, September 19th 2008, 23:32
related places: Valhalla, Kentucky

The United States will take a 5½-2½ lead into day two of the 37th Ryder Cup after dominating Europe on the opening day in Valhalla, Kentucky.
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Shares surge on US bail-out plan

Friday, September 19th 2008, 21:38

Shares on Wall Street follow European and Asian markets higher as confidence is boosted by a US government plan to free US banks from bad debt.
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US hit back to snatch Ryder lead

Friday, September 19th 2008, 17:14
related places: Friday

The United States make their best start to a Ryder Cup for 17 years thanks to a stunning comeback in the opening foursomes in Valhalla.
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McCain criticises bank assistance

Friday, September 19th 2008, 16:53

US Republican presidential candidate John McCain says he is against state bail-outs for banks and financial companies.
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US air raid kills Iraq civilians

Friday, September 19th 2008, 16:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Tikrit

The US military says seven people, including three women have been killed in an air strike near Tikrit.
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Live text - Ryder Cup

Friday, September 19th 2008, 10:39
related places: Valhalla

The United States surge into a 5-2 lead after seven of Friday's eight matches at the Ryder Cup in Valhalla.
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Palin e-mail hack details emerge

Friday, September 19th 2008, 9:53

Online data sources may have aided an attack on an e-mail account of US Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
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US rescue plan boosts markets

Friday, September 19th 2008, 9:50

Asian markets react positively after US officials say they will hammer out plans to ease the financial crisis.
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Stressed plants 'produce aspirin'

Friday, September 19th 2008, 4:54
related places: Plants

Plants facing extreme temperatures or drought protect themselves by producing their own aspirin, US research says.
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US pledges financial rescue plan

Friday, September 19th 2008, 3:26

US officials say they will hammer out a "comprehensive" plan to try to ease what has become a global financial crisis.
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Ethiopian needy 'not getting aid'

Friday, September 19th 2008, 1:29
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia

Food aid is not getting to Ethiopia's Somali region quickly enough, the US says.
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