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Obama's Dalai Lama chat irks China

Friday, February 21st 2014, 21:28
related countries: China China
related places: White House, Friday

US President Barack Obama hosts the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, a move denounced by China as "gross interference".
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Fed failed to grasp 2008 crisis

Friday, February 21st 2014, 20:48

The US Federal Reserve initially failed to grasp the scope of the 2008 crisis, newly released transcripts from during that period show.
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Canada and Sweden through to final

Friday, February 21st 2014, 20:26
related countries: Canada Canada, Sweden Sweden

Canada defeat the United States to book a men's Winter Olympic ice hockey final meeting with Sweden.
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Shiffrin, 18, makes slalom history

Friday, February 21st 2014, 17:41

World champion Mikaela Shiffrin of the USA becomes the youngest Olympic slalom champion with victory at Rosa Khutor.
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Shooting at Native American centre

Friday, February 21st 2014, 15:49
related places: California

Four people including a Native American tribal leader are killed and two injured after a woman attacked a tribal centre in California, police say.
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Longer Anchorman 2 to hit cinemas

Friday, February 21st 2014, 10:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A new longer cut of Will Ferrell's Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is to be released in US and UK cinemas for a single week.
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Hewlett-Packard shows recovery signs

Friday, February 21st 2014, 7:38
related places: Hewlett

US computer giant Hewlett-Packard shows signs of recovery as quarterly revenues fall by less-than-expected and profits rise.
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VIDEO: Clumsy bank thief's bad day gets worse

Friday, February 21st 2014, 5:07

A thief in the US dropped his stolen cash on the floor, then fell over while being chased on foot by police because his getaway car had flat tyres.
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Venezuela leader issues CNN threat

Friday, February 21st 2014, 2:42
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro threatens to expel the US news network CNN from the country over its reporting of recent protests there.
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VIDEO: How has happiness and parenting changed for US couples?

Friday, February 21st 2014, 2:40

How US couples try to search for happiness
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Drugs aboard 'Captain Phillips' ship

Friday, February 21st 2014, 2:29

Drugs were found in the cabin where two US security staff were discovered dead on a freighter made famous in the movie Captain Phillips.
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US baseball fans jailed for attack

Friday, February 21st 2014, 1:49

Two Los Angeles Dodgers fans are sentenced for the 2011 beating of a San Francisco Giants fan, which left the victim permanently disabled.
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Fired for using forklift to get Twix

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 23:12
related places: Iowa

A man in the US state of Iowa lost his job after using a forklift to dislodge a chocolate bar from a jammed vending machine, according to state records.
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Canada beat USA in overtime thriller

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 20:26
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Marie

Marie-Philip Poulin scores in overtime as Canada beat USA to win a fourth successive Olympic women's ice hockey title.
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USA's Bowman wins women's halfpipe

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 18:51
related places: Bowman

USA's Maddie Bowman lives up to her favourite tag by winning the Winter Olympics women's halfpipe in Sochi.
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Guantanamo prisoner pleads guilty

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 18:35
related countries: France France, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

A Saudi man held at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay pleads guilty to his role in the deadly 2002 attack on a French oil tanker off Yemen.
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VIDEO: US Ukrainians angry at violence

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 16:44
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Ukrainian Americans in New York City are angry that protests in Kiev have turned violent, as the BBC's Nick Bryant reports.
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US church collapse injures 35 youths

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 14:46

About 35 teenagers are injured when the first storey of a church in the US state of Mississippi collapses during a worship service.
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Coldplay to open US iTunes festival

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 12:37
related places: Texas, Southwest, South

Coldplay will perform on the opening night of the iTunes festival, taking place in the US for the first time at the South by Southwest event in Texas.
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BAE shares down on earnings forecast

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 10:36

Shares in BAE Systems drop 10% after the defence group says its earnings for the year ahead will be hit by continued cuts in the US defence budget.
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Obama champions Asia trade deal

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 3:21
related places: Asia

US President Barack Obama vows to expand trade agreements between North America and Asia, despite opposition from his own political allies.
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Tesla shares rise on higher profit

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 1:16
related places: Tesla

Shares of electric car-maker Tesla surge by 12% in extended US trading after posting higher profit and vehicle delivery forecasts.
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US warns of new shoe-bomb threat

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 23:31

The US government warns airlines to beware of any attempts to smuggle explosives onboard in footwear, the second such security advisory this month.
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N America leaders at Mexico summit

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 20:51
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The leaders of the three major North American countries are meeting in Mexico to discuss trade, immigration, energy and other issues.
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Fed commits to stimulus slowdown

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 20:04

The US Federal Reserve intends to continue reducing economic stimulus measures, minutes of the central bank's January meeting confirm.
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Canada pip USA to bobsleigh gold

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 19:20
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada 1 pip USA 1 to victory in the women's bobsleigh at the Winter Olympics in Sochi on Wednesday.
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US Iraq war criminal 'killed self'

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 18:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The ringleader of a group of US soldiers who raped an Iraqi girl and murdered her and her family is found dead in prison in an apparent suicide.
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Banksy's Kissing Coppers sold in US

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 11:21
related places: Brighton, Miami

A Banksy mural removed from the wall of a Brighton pub is sold in Miami for $575,000 (£345,000).
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VIDEO: Fears for Mexico's butterfly population

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 6:48
related countries: Canada Canada, Mexico Mexico

President Obama is due to meet the leaders of Mexico and Canada for a summit marking the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement, and environmentalists are lobbying for an unlikely topic - butterflies.
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Outrage at US military coffin photo

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 3:37

A US National Guardswoman is disciplined after apparently posting a photo online of soldiers clowning about around a flag-draped coffin.
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VIDEO: Argentina stalls debt repayment

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 2:28
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina is petitioning the US courts to delay a $1.3bn (£0.8bn) repayment to its creditors.
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US nun jailed for nuclear break-in

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 23:47

An elderly nun is sentenced to nearly three years in prison for breaking into and sabotaging a Tennessee uranium-processing plant.
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US cheerleader shot dead after prank

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 23:11
related places: Arkansas

A man who allegedly shot at a carload of teenage pranksters, killing a cheerleader, is charged with murder in the US state of Arkansas.
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Fallon's Tonight Show debut a hit

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 22:37

Jimmy Fallon's debut as the host of NBC's long-running The Tonight Show was a ratings hit for the US broadcaster.
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Pharmacy will not supply death drug

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 16:41
related places: Oklahoma

A pharmacy in the US state of Oklahoma has agreed not to supply a powerful sedative to a neighbouring state for use in an execution, a court hears.
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Candy Crush maker in US stock float

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 13:54
related places: King

King, the games developer behind Candy Crush Saga, has filed to float on the New York Stock Exchange, aiming to raise $500m (£300m).
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VIDEO: 'Monster' carp threat to Great Lakes

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 10:11
related places: Chicago, Great Lakes

The US city of Chicago is considering drastic measures to prevent giant fish infesting North America's Great Lakes.
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Venezuela's claims 'false', says US

Monday, February 17th 2014, 22:08
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The US State Department says Venezuela's accusations that it is helping to organise anti-government protests are "baseless and false".
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US pair win Olympic ice dance gold

Monday, February 17th 2014, 18:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White win ice dance gold at Sochi 2014 as Britain's Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland finish 10th.
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VIDEO: US winter weather on the move

Monday, February 17th 2014, 15:24
related places: America, Midwest

Another winter snowstorm is moving across America from the Midwest and is expected in the Northeast of the country later on.
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US arrest over overdue video rental

Monday, February 17th 2014, 15:23

A woman in South Carolina was arrested and jailed overnight over a nine-year overdue rental video of a rom-com starring Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda.
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Snake Salvation pastor dies of bite

Monday, February 17th 2014, 12:51

A snake-handling pastor who appeared on US TV show Snake Salvation dies after being bitten by a rattlesnake.
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Obama warns Uganda over anti-gay law

Monday, February 17th 2014, 10:40
related countries: Uganda Uganda

President Barack Obama warns Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni that enacting an anti-gay law would complicate relations with the US.
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Gun murders 'rose after law repeal'

Monday, February 17th 2014, 10:15

Researchers claim their new study is compelling confirmation that weaknesses in firearm laws in the US lead to deaths from gun violence.
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Lego Movie builds box office lead

Monday, February 17th 2014, 10:01

The Lego Movie stays top of the US box office in its second week of release, with romantic comedy About Last Night at number two.
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'Cancer monorail' can kill tumours

Monday, February 17th 2014, 7:43

Cancer "monorails" can be used to kill tumours by luring them into toxic pits or areas of the body that are safer to operate on, say US researchers.
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US murder suspect claims death spree

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 17:51
related places: Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania woman charged with murder claims she killed at least 22 others around the US as part of a satanic ritual.
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Science and technology Oscars handed out

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 17:27

The Academy Awards for Scientific and Technical Awards are handed out in the US.
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NSA allies 'spied on US law firm'

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 12:42
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Indonesia Indonesia

Australian secret services tapped a US law firm representing Indonesia in a trade dispute with the US, fresh leaks by Edward Snowden suggest.
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Kerry urges climate change action

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 10:39
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

US Secretary of State John Kerry urges the global community to act against climate change in a keynote speech during a visit to Indonesia.
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Radical Iraqi cleric Sadr 'retires'

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 5:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's radical Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr, who gained influence after the US-led invasion in 2003, announces his retirement from political life.
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VIDEO: US weather: Why is it so severe?

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 3:12
related places: Why, Chicago

The BBC's science correspondent Pallab Ghosh reports from Chicago on why the US has been gripped by such extreme weather patterns.
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VIDEO: Lost WW2 love letters reunite family

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 2:59
related places: Valentine, Day

Wendy Urquhart reports on how an American family has been reunited over the Valentine's Day weekend, thanks to rediscovered letters from WW2.
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VIDEO: Snow shocks sultry southern US states

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 2:29

Beth McLeod reports on the extreme weather that the US is experiencing, with drought in the west and snowstorms in the east.
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VIDEO: Electric fish inspire aqua robotics

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 1:12

Scientists at Northwestern University, US, are developing robots that will be able to swim around debris in total darkness, such as inside a sunken ship.
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VIDEO: US marines eat scorpions for training

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 21:22
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A group of US marines learn how to survive in the jungle as part of the annual Thai-led Cobra Gold multi-national military exercises.
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VIDEO: From Olympic pool to execution site

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 19:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Taliban marks the 25th anniversary of the withdrawal of Soviet forces from Afghanistan by calling on Afghans to drive out US troops.
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USA beat Russia in penalty shoot-out

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 15:51
related countries: Russia Russia

The United States defeat hosts Russia on penalty shots in a dramatic preliminary round encounter at the Bolshoy Ice Dome.
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US car workers vote No to union plan

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 5:16
related places: Tennessee

In a surprise move, US workers vote against union representation at a Volkswagen car plant in the southern state of Tennessee,.
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VIDEO: US East Coast reeling from storm

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 3:10
related places: America

The east coast of America has been left reeling from a ferocious winter storm that has killed at least 25 people.
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Huge snow storm pushes into Canada

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 2:44
related countries: Canada Canada

A giant winter storm that gridlocked traffic, left flights cancelled, and knocked out power in the US East Coast pushes into eastern Canada.
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Cuba suspends US consular services

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 0:34
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The Cuban government suspends consular services in the United States, a move that may prevent tens of thousands travelling to the island.
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US advises banks on 'cannabis cash'

Friday, February 14th 2014, 22:47

The US government offers guidance intended to encourage banks to accept deposits from legitimate marijuana businesses in states where it is legal.
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US killer winter storm marches north

Friday, February 14th 2014, 19:50

The latest snow storm to hit the US Atlantic coast crawls north after being blamed for 25 deaths, including that of a pregnant woman.
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NFL report: Players bullied teammate

Friday, February 14th 2014, 19:37

The US National Football League has determined a Miami Dolphins player was racially and sexually harassed by three teammates.
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VIDEO: US highway pile-up from the air

Friday, February 14th 2014, 17:09

Up to 100 cars have been involved in several accidents on a major highway in the US as a giant winter storms grips the country's north-east.
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Photo from Djibouti wins world award

Friday, February 14th 2014, 16:43
related countries: Djibouti Djibouti

US photojournalist John Stanmeyer wins the 2014 World Press Photo award with his picture of African migrants trying to get a phone signal near Djibouti.
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Bad weather hits US factory output

Friday, February 14th 2014, 16:33

US factory output fell in January due to the "severe weather" that hit some parts of the country, says the Federal Reserve.
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Storm's second wave hits US east

Friday, February 14th 2014, 15:18
related places: South

A storm unleashes a second wave of snowfall on the US north-east, after it cut power to half a million people and left 7,500 flights cancelled.
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Virginia gay marriage ban overturned

Friday, February 14th 2014, 14:19
related places: Virginia

A federal judge in Virginia rules that a ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional - the first such decision in the conservative US south.
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US denies plot to oust Kenya leaders

Friday, February 14th 2014, 10:55
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The US denies Kenyan claims it funded Thursday's protests in order to "topple" the government, as relations take another turn for the worse.
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Waltons star Ralph Waite dies at 85

Friday, February 14th 2014, 9:40

Actor Ralph Waite, best known for playing John Walton Sr - Papa Walton - in the long-running US television series, has died at the age of 85.
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North Korea tops Kerry China agenda

Friday, February 14th 2014, 9:17
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets China's President Xi Jinping, in a visit expected to focus on North Korea and territorial tensions.
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Penguin India defends recall of book

Friday, February 14th 2014, 9:10

Penguin India defends its decision to recall and destroy copies of a book on Hinduism by a top US scholar, saying it had to respect the laws of the land.
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VIDEO: More snow hits US north-east

Friday, February 14th 2014, 8:07

A giant winter storm is unleashing a second wave of heavy snowfall on the US north-east.
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VIDEO: Octopus wrestles with US cameraman

Friday, February 14th 2014, 7:51
related places: California

Octopus wrestles with underwater cameraman in Bluefish Cove, California.
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Avon may pay $132m in China probe

Friday, February 14th 2014, 2:35
related countries: China China

US cosmetics group Avon Products may spend up to $132m (£79m) to settle allegations it may have bribed officials in China and other countries.
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Can the Germans save American labour?

Friday, February 14th 2014, 1:01
related places: Germans

Volkswagen's US workers fight to unionise
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US envoy to UN's twitter diplomacy

Friday, February 14th 2014, 0:02

US envoy to UN hopes to save the world, 140 characters at a time
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US man guilty of waterboarding girl

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 23:01
related places: Delaware

An ex-paediatrician in the US state of Delaware is found of guilty of waterboarding his 11-year-old stepdaughter by holding her head under a tap.
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Winter storm engulfs US east coast

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 22:31
related places: South

A deadly winter storm envelops the US East Coast, dumping heavy snow on Washington DC and New York, grounding flights and shutting the government.
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Bridgestone guilty of price-fixing

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 21:13
related places: Justice, Tyre

Tyre maker Bridgestone pleads guilty to price-fixing and agrees to pay a $425m fine to the US Department of Justice.
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Rolls-Royce shares slump on warning

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 18:40

Shares in Rolls-Royce fall 13.6% after the aero-engine manufacturer warns profits at its defence-aerospace division will fall 15%-20%.
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Moscow's Egyptian gambit

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 16:42
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Russia Russia

The shifting relationship between Russia, the US and Egypt
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Prisoners in US-Afghan row freed

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 16:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Bagram

Afghan authorities release 65 detainees from the Bagram detention centre, a move the US condemns as "deeply regrettable".
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Ancient American's genome mapped

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 13:51

Present-day Native Americans are descended from some of the continent's earliest settlers, a genetic study suggests.
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Utopia series set for US remake

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 13:48
related places: Utopia

Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn and director David Fincher sign up to remake Channel 4's thriller Utopia for HBO in the US.
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Sir Tom and Sir Cliff join Morrissey

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 13:32

Veteran singers Sir Cliff Richard and Sir Tom Jones will appear alongside Morrissey at a pair of US concerts later this year
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Comcast buys Time Warner Cable

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 13:25

Comcast has confirmed a deal to buy Time Warner Cable for about $45bn (£27bn), creating a company that could control three-quarters of the US cable industry.
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Woods misses out on slopestyle medal

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 11:28

Great Britain's James Woods defies injury to finish in the ski slopestyle as American Joss Christensen takes gold in Sochi.
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Tributes paid to comedian Sid Caesar

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 10:29

Mel Brooks and Woody Allen are among those who have paid tribute to veteran US comedian Sid Caesar, who died on Wednesday aged 91.
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VIDEO: Winter storm brings havoc to US east

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 9:54

A winter storm of "historical proportions" is bringing large quantities of snow to the US north-east, after gridlocking traffic and causing power cuts across the south.
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Kerry in Seoul amid Korea tensions

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 9:40
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul, Korea

US Secretary of State John Kerry visits Seoul, a day after the two Koreas made little progress in their highest-level talks in six years.
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US envoy Powell meets Narendra Modi

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 6:03
related countries: India India
related places: Powell

US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell holds talks with controversial Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi marking an end to a decade-long US boycott of the leader.
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VIDEO: US winter storm to travel up coast

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 2:46
related places: South

A winter storm is bearing down on the densely populated US north-east, after causing transport chaos in the South.
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Afghan-US row over detainee release

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 2:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Bagram

Afghanistan says it will go ahead with the release of 65 detainees from Bagram detention centre despite the US insisting the men are "dangerous".
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Cisco shares tumble on weak sales

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 1:51

Shares of network equipment giant Cisco Systems fall by more than 4% in extended US trading after the company reports falling sales and profits.
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Senate passes US debt ceiling bill

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 0:28

The US Senate sends to the president a bill to raise the country's borrowing limit for another year, ending a series of standoffs over the issue.
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US faces 'catastrophic' ice storm

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 22:30

A "catastrophic" ice storm wreaking havoc in the American South is now poised to pummel the eastern seaboard, say forecasters.
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VIDEO: Sinkhole swallows cars at museum

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 20:39
related places: Kentucky

A sinkhole has swallowed eight rare cars at a sports car museum in the US state of Kentucky.
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