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Hundreds dead in Pakistan earthquake

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 16:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 328 people are killed and hundreds more injured as a 7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes south-western Pakistan, causing a new island to emerge.
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Tokyo Electron shares soar on merger

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 9:23
related countries: Japan Japan

Shares in Tokyo Electron soar by 13% following the news of its planned multi-billion dollar merger with US-based Applied Materials.
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Miss Piggy joins Kermit in US museum

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 9:12
related places: Washington, Kermit

More than 20 puppets created by Jim Henson for The Muppet Show and Sesame Street are donated to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.
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VIDEO: Bono does impression of Bill Clinton

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 6:04
related places: Bono, New York

U2 singer Bono has poked fun former US president Bill Clinton by imitating his accent at a conference in New York.
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Smithfield China deal approved

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 4:54
related countries: China China

Shareholders of US pork producer Smithfield Foods agree to buyout by China's Shuanghui International for $4.7bn (£3.1bn) in cash.
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India PM Singh to begin key US visit

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 4:12
related countries: India India

Indian PM Manmohan Singh is to begin a four-day visit to the US during which he will hold talks with US President Barack Obama.
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Obama and Clinton tout 'Obamacare'

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 3:38
related places: Clinton, New York

US President Barack Obama and his predecessor Bill Clinton take the stage in New York to promote the president's "Obamacare" healthcare initiative.
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US prisoners escape in stolen van

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 1:13
related places: Oklahoma

Eight inmates who escaped from a prison van when their guards stopped at a hospital in the US state of Oklahoma have been recaptured, authorities say.
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VIDEO: Warmer relations for the US and Iran?

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 22:27
related countries: Iran Iran

Recent moves by Iran should offer the basis for a "meaningful agreement" on its nuclear programme, US President Barack Obama has told the UN General Assembly.
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Obama urges diplomatic push on Iran

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 21:47
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria

Barack Obama tells the UN General Assembly there is an opening for a "meaningful agreement" over Iran's nuclear programme, while Iran says peace is "within reach".
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F-16 jet takes off with empty cockpit

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 16:58
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Boeing reveals that an F-16 fighter jet was converted into a drone and flown over the Gulf of Mexico as part of a test by the US Air Force.
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US law lets teens delete web posts

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 16:12
related places: California

California passes a law that will enable children to make websites delete their personal information.
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Brazil attacks US over spy claims

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 15:17
related countries: Botswana Botswana

At the opening of the UN General Assembly, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff severely criticises the US over its alleged spying operation.
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Custody ruling over Cherokee girl

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 14:32
related places: Cherokee

A Cherokee girl is returned to her adoptive parents, ending a bitter custody battle that raised questions of parental and Native American rights.
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US house prices continue recovery

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 14:26

US house prices rose 12.4% over the 12 months to the end of July, the biggest annual rise since February 2006, according to a closely-watched measure.
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US-Somalis condemn Nairobi attack

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 13:42
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia
related places: Nairobi, Minnesota

US-Somalis in Minnesota decry the Nairobi mall attack amid claims one or two of the suspected al-Shabab militants involved were from the US state.
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Emmy Awards win bigger TV audience

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 11:14

Audience figures show 2013's Emmys ceremony had 33 percent more US viewers watching than last year, but critics were not impressed.
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Dexter finale draws record ratings

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 9:26
related places: Dexter

A record number of viewers tuned in to watch the final episode of dark US TV drama Dexter.
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BP court move to halt Gulf payouts

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 7:23
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Gulf

UK oil giant BP asks a US court to halt payments from its settlement deal over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, over fraud fears.
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Obama jokes 'I'm scared of my wife'

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 1:59

US President Obama conquered a long-term smoking habit because he was afraid of his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, he jokes with a UN official.
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Chrysler files papers for share sale

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 1:41
related places: Chrysler

US carmaker Chrysler files papers for an initial public offering as its two biggest stakeholders continue to disagree on the terms of a merger.
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Embattled US tax official retires

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 20:59

A US official whose office was at the centre of a row over scrutiny given to political groups seeking tax exemptions has retired, the agency confirms.
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US court to rule if horses 'vicious'

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 20:07

The Supreme Court of the US state of Connecticut is to decide whether horses should be classified as a "vicious" species.
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Decline in US illegal migration ends

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 19:59

The sharp decline in illegal immigration to the US during the economic downturn has ended, according to estimates from a prominent research group.
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Prisoners thrills US box office

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 11:35

Kidnapping drama Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, tops the US box office as horror film Insidious: Chapter 2 drops into second.
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New footage 'added' to Salinger film

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 11:10
related places: Rye, Catcher, New

New material is reportedly added to Salinger, a documentary about the author of Catcher in the Rye, after it opened in the US to mixed reviews.
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N Korea 'tested rocket engine'

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 10:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: August

Satellite images of North Korea show signs of a long-range rocket engine test in August, a US think tank says.
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Obama in gun plea after Navy deaths

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 9:48
related places: Navy

President Barack Obama renews calls for changes to US gun laws at a memorial service for victims of last week's Washington Navy Yard shootings.
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Mumford & Sons announce hiatus

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 8:15

The band say they'll be taking a break from music for 'a considerable amount of time' following their American tour.
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VIDEO: Obama makes Navy Yard plea on guns

Sunday, September 22nd 2013, 22:10
related places: Monday

US President Barack Obama has made an impassioned plea for a change in gun control laws, at a memorial service honouring the victims of Monday's shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.
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Derulo knocks Perry off chart top

Sunday, September 22nd 2013, 18:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Perry

US singer Jason Derulo celebrates his third UK number one with his latest single Talk Dirty.
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US plane in 1961 nuclear 'near miss'

Saturday, September 21st 2013, 6:34

An accidentally dropped hydrogen bomb was one switch away from exploding over North Carolina in 1961, a newly released US document confirms.
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VIDEO: US nearly nuked North Carolina in 1961

Friday, September 20th 2013, 21:26
related places: America

Author Eric Schlosser talks to the BBC's Katty Kay about his new book, Command and Control, which chronicles America's nuclear mishaps and near misses.
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Syria 'submits chemical arms data'

Friday, September 20th 2013, 19:50
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria has begun sending details of its chemical weapons as part of a US-Russia deal to make them safe, the chemical arms body, OPCW, says.
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US budget bill defunds health law

Friday, September 20th 2013, 19:26

House Republicans push through a temporary budget measure that would keep the government operating, while defunding President Obama's healthcare law.
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US case dropped for Saudi princess

Friday, September 20th 2013, 18:11
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: California

Prosecutors in the US state of California drop charges against a Saudi princess who was accused by her Kenyan maid of human trafficking.
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Knox: I won't attend Italy appeal

Friday, September 20th 2013, 17:55
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

American Amanda Knox says she will not travel to Italy for an appeals trial over the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
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Apple fingerprint ID security fears

Friday, September 20th 2013, 17:28
related places: Apple

A senior US senator believes the fingerprint recognition technology featured in Apple's new iPhone 5S raises "substantial privacy questions."
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Boy hurt in Chicago park shooting

Friday, September 20th 2013, 17:18
related places: Chicago

Up to 13 people, including a three-year-old boy, are wounded as bullets fly at a basketball court in a park in the US city of Chicago.
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Obama proposes new carbon limits

Friday, September 20th 2013, 16:28

US President Barack Obama unveils a proposal to limit carbon emissions on new coal and gas power plants built in the US.
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US denies Venezuela plane ban charge

Friday, September 20th 2013, 16:03
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The US State Department denies accusations from Venezuelan officials that it banned President Nicolas Maduro's plane from using its airspace on Thursday.
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US votes to cut food stamp benefits

Friday, September 20th 2013, 14:03
related places: White House

US Republican lawmakers narrowly vote to cut food stamp benefits from next year despite a veto threat from the White House.
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Rancher convicted over US nun murder

Friday, September 20th 2013, 14:01
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A court in Brazil has convicted a rancher for ordering the murder of American nun Dorothy Stang over a land dispute.
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Syrian civil war 'in stalemate'

Friday, September 20th 2013, 8:34
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's deputy prime minister tells the Guardian newspaper the civil war has reached stalemate and the government would back a ceasefire.
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Honesty pays off for homeless US man

Friday, September 20th 2013, 4:12
related places: Boston

More than $110,000 (£67,000) in donations pour in from across the US for a homeless Boston man who returned a lost bag with $42,000 in it.
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Tony Ray-Jones in colour

Friday, September 20th 2013, 2:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British photographer's view of the 1960s in the US
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VIDEO: Japan in sight for Caroline Kennedy

Friday, September 20th 2013, 1:24
related countries: Japan Japan

Former first daughter Caroline Kennedy has sailed through a confirmation hearing on her way to becoming the US ambassador to Japan.
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Kennedy daughter set for Japan post

Friday, September 20th 2013, 0:30
related countries: Japan Japan

Former first daughter Caroline Kennedy sails through a confirmation hearing on her way to becoming the US ambassador to Japan.
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Halliburton guilty plea approved

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 21:01
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A US court has accepted oil contractor Halliburton's guilty plea, over the destruction of evidence connected with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010.
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Global shares up after Fed surprise

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 20:54

World stock markets rise after the US central bank unexpectedly says it will not begin scaling back its huge economic stimulus programme.
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JP Morgan pays $920m to regulators

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 18:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US investment bank JP Morgan Chase agrees to pay regulators $920m (£572m) relating to a $6bn loss incurred in 2012 as a result of the "London Whale" trades.
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DeLay's laundering case overturned

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 17:14

A US appeals court overturns the money laundering conviction of once-powerful former Republican Congressman Tom DeLay, citing insufficient evidence.
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Putin 'confident' on Syria plan

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 16:43
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The Russian president says he is "confident" Syria's chemical weapons can be destroyed under a US-Russian plan, but not "100% sure".
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US baby 'can keep name Messiah'

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 15:48
related places: Tennessee, August

A child in the US state of Tennessee may retain his given name Messiah, a judge has ruled, overturning a lower court's ban in August.
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McCain attacks Putin in Russia press

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 15:46
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Pravda

US Senator John McCain accuses Vladimir Putin of backing tyranny in an editorial response to the Russian president's editorial in the New York Times.
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AUDIO: Gunman's mother: 'My heart is broken'

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 14:37

Cathleen Alexis, the mother of US Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis who killed 12 people, has said her "heart is broken".
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AUDIO: 'Why I'll fly one-way to Mars'

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 11:15
related places: Mars

US man Aaron Hamm explains why he has volunteered to travel to Mars one way - with no prospect of ever coming back.
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VIDEO: Hunting for McCain's letter to Russia

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 11:06
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: McCain

US Senator John McCain has written an attack on Russia's president, accusing Vladimir Putin of ruling the country by "corruption, repression and violence".
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Teenage vandals sought via Twitter

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 10:58

Teenage vandals who invaded a former American football player's summer home and caused $20,000 (£12,500) of damage are being sought via Twitter.
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Asia markets rally after Fed meeting

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 8:40

Asian stock markets rise after the US central bank unexpectedly says it will not begin scaling back its massive economic stimulus programme.
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King 'nervous' about Shining sequel

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 5:39

US author Stephen King admits he is "nervous" about the reaction to his forthcoming sequel to The Shining.
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US toy tycoon to admit tax fraud

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 1:24

The billionaire creator of Beanie Babies toys, Ty Warner, could face a prison sentence after agreeing to plead guilty to a charge of tax evasion.
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The lonely US airman who became a spy

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 1:18
related countries: Germany Germany

The teenage US airman who became an East German agent
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US boxing legend Ken Norton dies

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 0:56

Former US heavyweight boxing champion Ken Norton, who beat Muhammad Ali, has died at the age of 70, his family says.
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VIDEO: Shooting history: JFK and Parkland

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 23:14
related places: Texas, Parkland

Almost 50 years since the assassination of US President John F Kennedy in Texas, a new film is exploring the shooting through the eyes of ordinary people.
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Rappers donate to US bereaved mother

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 21:39
related places: Ohio

Two high-profile rappers pledge to donate $22,500 (£14,000) to help an Ohio woman whose five children and boyfriend perished in a fire.
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US shares hit high after Fed meeting

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 21:27

The US Federal Reserve unexpectedly decides to keep its stimulus efforts at the current level sending US shares to record levels.
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VIDEO: Starbucks says do not bring your gun

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 18:11

The coffee chain Starbucks has asked its customers in the US to stop bringing guns into its outlets.
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VIDEO: Cargo rocket Cygnus on maiden voyage

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 17:23
related places: Cygnus

A cargo capsule has taken off from the US, destined for the International Space Station.
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Brazil moves to shield data from US

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 13:20

Brazil is considering making internet firms open data centres in the country as a way of protecting its citizens from US cyberspies.
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GB to play USA in 2014 Davis Cup

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 11:18
related places: February

Great Britain will play the United States away on their return to the Davis Cup World Group in February.
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VIDEO: Bodies found in cars in lake

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 10:37
related places: Oklahoma

Two cars which disappeared more than 40 years ago have been discovered in a lake in the US state of Oklahoma.
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Starbucks says don't bring your guns

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 9:44
related places: Coffee

Coffee chain Starbucks asks customers in the US to stop bringing guns into its outlets, but resists imposing an outright ban.
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Mad Men finale pushed back to 2015

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 8:41

The seventh series of the award-winning US drama Mad Men is to be split into two parts, with the finale pushed back to 2015.
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US police convictions thrown out

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 2:47

A US judge orders a retrial in the case of five officers convicted of charges related to deadly shootings on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina.
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US poverty figure edges up to 46.5m

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 2:26

The number of Americans in poverty rose slightly last year to 46.5 million, according to US Census data, despite a stock market recovery.
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US Fed to make key stimulus decision

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 1:34

US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke is expected to announce an end to the central bank's extraordinary stimulus efforts on Wednesday.
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VIDEO: New twist in US Brazil spy row

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 0:49
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Washington

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has called off a state visit to Washington next month in a row over allegations of US espionage.
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VIDEO: The impact of US stimulus moves

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 23:03

The impact of the Federal Reserve's stimulus measures
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VIDEO: Why Wisconsin jails so many black people

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 23:03

Why does Wisconsin jail more black men than other US states?
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US officer 'justified' in shooting

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 22:43

The lawyer for a North Carolina police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed car accident victim says his actions were justified.
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US gunman 'had mental health issues'

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 22:11

The ex-US Navy reservist who killed 12 people at a US Navy building in Washington DC was treated for mental health issues, US media report.
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Brazil president calls off US trip

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 20:44
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Washington

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff calls off a state visit to Washington next month over allegations of US espionage on her country.
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Briton jailed for US cannibal plot

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 19:49

A Briton living in the US is jailed for almost 27 years for plotting to kidnap, rape, kill and eat a child.
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VIDEO: FBI: Looking into gunman's past

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 18:46
related places: Monday

The FBI says an investigation is under way to try and examine the past of the gunman who killed 12 people at a US Navy facility on Monday, but would not comment on his medical or criminal history.
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JP Morgan facing regulatory scrutiny

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 17:24

US bank JP Morgan Chase tells its employees that there could be more legal and regulatory scrutiny in the coming weeks.
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US prices rise slightly in August

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 15:30
related places: August

US prices rise 0.1% in August, according to the US Labor Department, as falling energy prices kept rising rents and medical costs in check.
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Metal singer Lambesis to stand trial

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 15:29

Frontman of US metal band As I Lay Dying, Tim Lambesis, is to stand trial over allegedly hiring someone to kill his estranged wife, a judge has ruled.
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VIDEO: Twelve shot by Washington gunman

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 15:20
related places: Washington

A gunman who died after killing 12 people at a naval installation in Washington DC has been identified as a former Navy serviceman.
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Sudan's president seeks US visa

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 14:23
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir, Darfur

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, wanted on charges of war crimes in Darfur, asks for a US visa to go to next week's UN General Assembly.
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Washington gunman was ex-serviceman

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 10:18

A gunman who died after killing 12 people at a naval installation in Washington DC is identified as a former US Navy serviceman.
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Walking Dead spin-off show confirmed

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 8:19

US television network AMC confirms there will be a spin-off show of The Walking Dead.
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UN report 'blames Syria', US insists

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 1:17
related countries: France France, Russia Russia, Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Damascus

The US, UK and France insist a UN report on chemical weapons use in Damascus backs their claim Syria was to blame, but Russia disputes this.
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US shares rise on Summers withdrawal

Monday, September 16th 2013, 23:55
related places: Summers

Shares in the US and elsewhere are boosted by the news that former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers has withdrawn his candidacy to be head of the US central bank.
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Johnson seals BMW Championship

Monday, September 16th 2013, 20:31

American Zach Johnson wins the BMW Championship to climb into the top five in the race for the season-ending FedEx Cup.
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Shooting at Washington Navy Yard

Monday, September 16th 2013, 19:24

At least 12 people are killed and four others injured, including a police officer, in a shooting at a naval facility in Washington DC, officials say.
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Call for 'strong' UN text on Syria

Monday, September 16th 2013, 13:28
related countries: France France, Syria Syria

France, Britain and the US will seek a UN resolution with "serious consequences" for Syria if it fails to comply with a chemical weapons handover.
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Letter diplomacy keep US and Iran 'talking'

Monday, September 16th 2013, 12:57
related countries: Iran Iran

How US and Iranian leaders keep 'talking' through exchanging letters
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Summers pulls out of US Fed race

Monday, September 16th 2013, 11:17

Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers withdraws his candidacy to succeed Ben Bernanke as head of the US central bank, the Federal Reserve.
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Insidious sequel tops US box office

Monday, September 16th 2013, 9:22

Horror sequel Insidious: Chapter 2 tops the North American box office with $41m (£26m).
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