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Chrysler calls for cash lifeline

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 18:33
related places: Chrysler

The boss of struggling US car firm Chrysler warns it would be "very difficult" to survive without government support.
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Palin calls for Republican rally

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 17:48
related places: Republican

Defeated Republican running mate Sarah Palin urges her party to rebuild after its bruising defeat in the US presidential vote.
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Afghan suicide attack kills eight

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 17:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Seven civilians and a US soldier die in a suicide car bomb attack on a US convoy in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan officials say.
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Hedge fund boss backs regulation

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 16:36
related places: Congress

A US hedge fund leader tells Congress he would be happy to see his industry become more transparent.
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US criticises Russia shield move

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 14:22
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Baltic

Russian threats to base missiles in the Baltic are criticised as "provocative" by the US defence secretary, Robert Gates.
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Starting over

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 13:55
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Why

Why talks will offer key clues on future US-Russian ties
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'Secret' service Obama family code name comes to light

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 12:50

The US Secret Service reveals its not-so-secret code names for the president-elect and his family.
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Asia slumps amid bail-out U-turn

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 10:16
related places: Wall Street, Asia

Stock markets across Asia follow Wall Street down as the US signals a shift in policy on its $700bn bail-out package.
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Hendrix's drummer Mitchell dies

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 2:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Mitchell

Mitch Mitchell, the British drummer in the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead in his US hotel room, authorities say.
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Car wrangle looms in US bail-out

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 0:59

US Democrats say the $700bn bail-out should include help to rescue the car industry, contradicting the treasury chief.
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Paulson says US bail-out working

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 23:24

The $700bn US bail-out package has "clearly helped stabilise" the financial system, US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says.
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Fake New York Times edition announces end of Iraq war

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 22:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A fake edition of the New York Times announcing the end of the Iraq war is printed in the US.
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Gay weddings to begin in US state

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 19:45

Same-sex couples in the US state of Connecticut can be granted marriage licences, a judge rules.
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Iraqi soldier kills two US troops

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 18:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

An Iraqi soldier has shot dead two US soldiers and wounded six others in the city of Mosul, reports say.
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US Supreme Court allows sonar use

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 16:45
related places: California

The US Supreme Court lifts restrictions on the US Navy's use of sonar in training exercises off the California coast.
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Russia rejects US missile offer

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 15:57
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow, Kremlin

Moscow says no to US plans aimed at easing concern over a proposed missile shield in Europe, a Kremlin source says.
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US aid worker killed in Pakistan

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 15:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

Gunmen kill an American aid worker and his driver in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say.
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N Korea rejects nuclear sampling

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 14:49
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea says it will not allow inspectors to take samples from nuclear sites, apparently contradicting US statements.
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Rudd survives Bush 'leak' censure

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 14:12
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Bush

Australian PM Kevin Rudd escapes censure over accusations he leaked details of a phone call to make US President Bush look foolish.
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Obama pledges 'close' India ties

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 6:19
related countries: India India

US President-elect Barack Obama tells Indian PM Manmohan Singh that he wants to work with India on all important global issues.
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Obama 'to curb role of lobbyists'

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 4:22

US President-elect Barack Obama introduces rules to restrict lobbyists, and Sen John McCain jokes about his election defeat.
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Germany seeks Demjanjuk charges

Tuesday, November 11th 2008, 17:51
related countries: Germany Germany

German investigators press for the extradition of alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk from the US.
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Boy, 8, on double murder charge

Tuesday, November 11th 2008, 1:44
related places: Arizona

An eight-year-old boy has appeared in court charged with the murders of his father and a lodger in the US state of Arizona.
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GM shares decline to 60-year low

Monday, November 10th 2008, 23:09

Shares in US car group General Motors close at a 60-year low after the struggling firm is hit by a broker downgrade.
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Lost bomb

Monday, November 10th 2008, 18:14
related countries: Greenland Greenland

Missing US nuclear bomb mystery haunts Greenland
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Fannie Mae loss widens to $29bn

Monday, November 10th 2008, 15:08

US mortgage finance firm Fannie Mae reports a third-quarter loss of $29bn in the wake of the slowing housing sector.
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Study shows how spammers cash in

Monday, November 10th 2008, 11:53

Spammers get one response for every 12.5m e-mails they send and still make big profits, US researchers find.
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HSBC takes $4.3bn hit on US loans

Monday, November 10th 2008, 10:14

HSBC's losses relating to the US housing market crisis reach $4.3bn (£2.7bn) in the third quarter.
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US 'in secret overseas strikes'

Monday, November 10th 2008, 5:34

The New York Times says the US has carried out about a dozen secret attacks on al-Qaeda abroad since 2004.
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US makes first Lockerbie payouts

Monday, November 10th 2008, 1:33
related countries: Libya Libya

The US hands over $500m in Libyan compensation to families of victims of the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing.
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Live text - Calzaghe v Jones

Sunday, November 9th 2008, 1:58
related places: Jones, New York

Wales' Joe Calzaghe puts his unbeaten record on the line against American legend Roy Jones Jr in New York.
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Obama denies Poland missile vow

Saturday, November 8th 2008, 18:09
related countries: Poland Poland

US President-elect Barack Obama has not committed to plans to build part of a US missile defence system in Poland, an aide says.
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Father 'murdered' by son, aged 8

Saturday, November 8th 2008, 14:37
related places: Arizona

An eight-year-old boy is charged with the murder of his father and another man in the US state of Arizona, police say.
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Father 'murdered' by son, aged 8

Saturday, November 8th 2008, 14:37
related places: Arizona

An eight-year-old boy is charged with the murder of his father and another man in the US state of Arizona, police say.
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Changing America dares to dream

Saturday, November 8th 2008, 12:05

In Washington, Kevin Connolly reflects on how Barack Obama's historic election win has widened the boundaries of the American dream.
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Obama to tackle economy 'head-on'

Saturday, November 8th 2008, 1:32

US President-elect Barack Obama pledges to confront the economic crisis immediately after taking office in January.
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First Puppy

Friday, November 7th 2008, 21:00
related places: White House

What will next presidential pooch look like?
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US car giants report large losses

Friday, November 7th 2008, 19:44
related places: Ford

US carmakers GM and Ford report hefty losses and both look to reduce their payrolls in order to cut expenses.
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US jobless rate at 14-year high

Friday, November 7th 2008, 16:33

US employers cut 240,000 jobs in October, the 10th month in a row that the economy has lost jobs, Labor Department figures show.
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Mugabe seeks new Obama relations

Friday, November 7th 2008, 14:01
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's President Mugabe says he is ready to mend relations with the US after Barack Obama's poll victory.
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'US strike' on Pakistan militants

Friday, November 7th 2008, 13:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 11 suspected militants are reported to have been killed in a US missile strike in north-west Pakistan.
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Algerians in Guantanamo challenge

Friday, November 7th 2008, 7:38
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Six Algerian inmates of Guantanamo Bay launch the first case in a US civilian court challenging their detention.
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US stars scoop MTV Europe awards

Friday, November 7th 2008, 3:16

US stars dominate the MTV Europe Music Awards, with two prizes each for Britney Spears and 30 Seconds To Mars.
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Obama and Bush to meet next week

Friday, November 7th 2008, 3:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US President-elect Barack Obama and incumbent George W Bush are to discuss key issues early next week, as the transition process gets under way.
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Iranian leader welcomes Obama win

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 18:04
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad offers his congratulations to Barack Obama on his US presidential win.
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Rice says Mid-East deal unlikely

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 15:39

US Secretary of State Rice appears to concede that a Mid-East peace deal will not come by the end of the year.
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Senate races go down to the wire

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 11:47
related places: Congress

Four races in the US Senate are still hanging in the balance, a day after the Democrats made big gains in both houses of Congress.
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Ready to go?

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 11:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq

No easy way out of Iraq for next US commander-in-chief
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Economic worries push stocks lower

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 10:49

World economic worries send European shares sharply down, reversing gains made ahead of the US election.
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West lambasts Russia missile plan

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 9:03
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Baltic

The US and Nato express concerns about Russia's plans to deploy missiles in the Baltic to counter a US defence shield.
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Plan Colombia misses coca target

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 1:46
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A $6bn US aid plan for Colombia fails to reach its target of halving drug production in the country, a Congressional report says.
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US shares plummet after election

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 22:00
related places: Wall Street

Wall Street shares plummet the day after the US presidential election as concerns remain about the economy.
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World leaders hail Obama triumph

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 19:29
related places: America

World leaders hail the victory of Barack Obama in the US presidential election, as outgoing President George W Bush promises a smooth transition of power.
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Taleban warn Obama on troop plans

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 17:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Taleban militants say the new US president should adopt a different policy towards Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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US Afghan air strike 'killed 40'

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 17:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says about 40 people were killed in a US air strike and urges Barack Obama to act.
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Iran warns about US air incursion

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 16:12
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran has accused US helicopters of flying close to its airspace and warned it would "take down" overflying aircraft.
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Russia to move missiles to Baltic

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 15:03
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Russia will put short-range missiles in the Baltic to counter a US defence shield in Europe, President Medvedev says.
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Obama wins historic US election

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 13:42

Democratic Senator Barack Obama is elected the first black president of the US, prompting celebrations across the country as he promises that "change has come to America".
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Kenya declares holiday for Obama

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 13:27

Kenya declares a public holiday to celebrate the election of Barack Obama to the United States presidency.
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Mid-East leaders welcome Obama

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 12:23

Political figures across the Middle East offer a cautious welcome to the new US president-elect, Barack Obama.
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Asian stocks up on Obama victory

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 11:13
related places: Asia

Shares in Asia see strong gains following the election of Democrat Barack Obama as the next US president.
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Petraeus hears strikes criticism

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 6:59
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Centcom chief Gen David Petraeus says he will consider Pakistani criticism of US missile strikes on Pakistani territory.
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Obama 'closes in on poll victory'

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 3:54

Democratic Senator Barack Obama is within sight of the US presidency, after being projected to win key battleground states.
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Tech giants win white space fight

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 1:58
related places: Federal

Federal regulators approve a plan to use currently unlicensed parts of the US TV airwaves, known as white spaces, to deliver broadband services.
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Afghan officials 'helped insurgents'

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 1:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two Afghan officials helped insurgents in one of the worst attacks on US forces since 2001, a US investigation suggests.
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Historic US vote draws millions

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 23:15

First results are expected shortly, amid a huge expected turnout, in the ground-breaking US presidential election.
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Brent oil price near $60 a barrel

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 13:08
related places: Brent

The price of a barrel of Brent crude oil falls to its lowest level for 20 months, before edging back up.
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US convicts 'suitcase cash' man

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 11:23
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A US jury convicts a Venezuelan man of being an illegal foreign agent in an $800,000 cash-in-a-suitcase scandal.
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Jury rejects Reeves injury claims

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 10:10
related places: Reeves

A US court rejects a case against Keanu Reeves in which a photographer claimed the actor hit him with his car.
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US rivals in last push for votes

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 6:44

The presidential rivals spend the final day of campaigning criss-crossing the US in one last push for votes.
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Policy conundrum

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 5:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

US strikes inside Pakistan are fuelling dilemma
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Sympathy vote?

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 1:18

How a death in the family could impact on the US election
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US manufacturing hits 26-year low

Monday, November 3rd 2008, 22:42

US manufacturing fell in October to its lowest level for 26 years, far lower than the market had expected.
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Bin Laden's video-maker gets life

Monday, November 3rd 2008, 22:29

A man accused of being Osama Bin Laden's media secretary is sentenced to life in prison at Guantanamo Bay.
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Pakistan warns Petraeus over raids

Monday, November 3rd 2008, 17:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan warns the new head of US Central Command that missile strikes on its territory are "counter-productive".
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Iran marks US embassy takeover

Monday, November 3rd 2008, 16:04
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Young Iranians rally outside the former US embassy in Tehran to mark the 29th anniversary of the seizure by Islamic revolutionaries.
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Voter power

Sunday, November 2nd 2008, 20:59

US election day will see controversial referendums
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Boeing machinists return to work

Sunday, November 2nd 2008, 14:39

Workers at the US aircraft maker Boeing vote to end their strike and to return to work this weekend.
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US campaign nears final straight

Sunday, November 2nd 2008, 8:36
related places: White House

With two days of campaigning left before the US chooses a new president, the two candidates undertake a final push for votes.
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Taking the pulse

Sunday, November 2nd 2008, 1:43

Is reform still possible for the US healthcare system?
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Trick-or-treat boy killed in US

Saturday, November 1st 2008, 23:24

A man fearing he was being robbed shoots dead a 12-year-old boy during Halloween festivities in South Carolina, reports say.
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Bolivia halts US anti-drugs work

Saturday, November 1st 2008, 22:10
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivia's President Morales says he is suspending "indefinitely" the operations of the US anti-drug officials in his country.
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The greatest political show on earth

Saturday, November 1st 2008, 12:01

As election day draws near, Justin Webb looks back at some of the moments that defined the US presidential campaign for him.
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Schwarzenegger backs John McCain

Saturday, November 1st 2008, 8:00

Californian Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger gives a rousing speech in support of John McCain for US president.
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Libya compensates terror victims

Friday, October 31st 2008, 21:31
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya pays $1.5bn into a US compensation fund for victims of terror attacks blamed on Tripoli in the 1980s.
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Kenyans theatre-goers eagerly await Obama, The Musical

Friday, October 31st 2008, 19:21
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Obama, The Musical, a partial portrait of US presidential hopeful Barack Obama, is set to open in Kenya.
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'US strikes' on Pakistan villages

Friday, October 31st 2008, 17:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

More than 20 people are killed in two suspected US missile attacks in northwest Pakistan, security officials say.
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Obama 'makes chief-of-staff move'

Friday, October 31st 2008, 17:12

US presidential poll front-runner Barack Obama reportedly approaches a controversial congressman to be his chief of staff.
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'US strike' kills 15 in Pakistan

Friday, October 31st 2008, 15:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 15 people have been killed in a suspected US missile strike in Pakistan, security officials say.
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New head for US Central Command

Friday, October 31st 2008, 15:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Asia

Gen David Petraeus takes over US military operations in the Middle East and much of Asia, including Afghanistan.
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Recession fears grip US consumers

Friday, October 31st 2008, 14:49

Consumer spending in the US fell in September by the biggest amount in four years, the Commerce Department says.
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Nissan profits slump on high yen

Friday, October 31st 2008, 10:30

Nissan reports a 41% fall in half-year profits after it is hit by the high value of the yen and the "severe decline" in the US car market.
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McCain in emergency donation plea

Friday, October 31st 2008, 8:15
related places: Ohio, White House

John McCain makes a plea for emergency donations as he tries to pull off a surprise victory in next Tuesday's election.
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Bones found near Fossett's plane

Friday, October 31st 2008, 4:37
related places: California

US investigators find what appear to be two human bones near the crash site of Steve Fossett's plane in California.
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Liberia ex-leader's son convicted

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 22:52
related countries: Liberia Liberia

A US jury convicts the son of Liberian ex-leader Charles Taylor for torture and conspiracy.
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Syrians stage mass anti-US rally

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 18:53
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Thousands of people hold a peaceful protest in Damascus against an alleged US raid that Syria says killed eight.
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Rice plans late visit to Mid-East

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 18:13

Condoleezza Rice announces plans to visit the Middle East in a bid to advance peace talks before US President Bush leaves office.
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US economy officially shrinking

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 17:00

Recession looms for the US after official figures show its economy shrank by 0.3% between July and September.
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Video hits

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 11:27

Ten of the biggest YouTube videos of the US election
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US rate cut boosts Asian shares

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 7:28

Asian stock markets rise sharply following the interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve in the US.
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