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No agreement yet in Haass NI talks

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 21:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Belfast

Talks aimed at solving some of Northern Ireland's most contentious issues end on Saturday without agreement.
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India steps up US diplomatic row

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 17:01
related countries: India India
related places: New York

India is checking the tax status of Americans working at schools in the country, amid ongoing row over the arrest of an Indian diplomat in New York.
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Libya 'frees' US military personnel

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 4:37
related countries: Libya Libya

The Libyan authorities have released four American military personnel detained on Friday, US officials say.
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Newtown shooting report 'painful'

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 0:43

US police release thousands of documents tied to their investigation into a Connecticut school shooting, during which 26 people died.
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US and Canada outage misery persists

Friday, December 27th 2013, 19:31
related countries: Canada Canada

More than 130,000 householders in parts of the US and Canada still have no electricity supply, after last weekend's ice storm.
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NSA surveillance lawful, judge says

Friday, December 27th 2013, 18:23

A US federal judge rules that mass government surveillance of the phone network is legal, a week after another court found the opposite.
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Barclays fined $3.75m over data loss

Friday, December 27th 2013, 9:59

Barclays is fined $3.75m (£2.28m) by a US regulator for allegedly failing to keep proper electronic records, emails and instant messages.
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Japan agrees Okinawa US airbase move

Friday, December 27th 2013, 8:10
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

The government of Japan's Okinawa prefecture approves the relocation of a US military airbase, ending years of deadlock, officials say.
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VIDEO: On board chemical weapons removal ship

Friday, December 27th 2013, 5:54
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Moscow, Friday

Representatives from Russia, the United States, Syria and the UN are meeting in Moscow on Friday to work out how to safely remove Syria's chemical stockpile.
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US sends missiles and drones to Iraq

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 23:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US has delivered dozens of missiles to Iraq and is planning a shipment of drones to help combat al-Qaeda, US and Iraqi officials confirm.
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Obama signs bipartisan budget bill

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 22:29

US President Barack Obama signs a two-year bipartisan federal budget bill, averting the risk of a government shutdown in January.
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US court quashes priest's conviction

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 21:40
related places: Pennsylvania

A court in Pennsylvania in the United States reverses the conviction of Monsignor William Lynn for covering up sex abuse claims.
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US and Canada suffer continuing cuts

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 1:14
related countries: Canada Canada

More than 500,000 homes in the north-eastern US and the south-eastern Canada are still without electricity after last weekend's severe ice storm.
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VIDEO: Snowden delivers Christmas message

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 18:04
related places: Christmas

Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has delivered an ''alternative'' Christmas message on Channel 4, urging an end to mass surveillance.
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VIDEO: Dozens dead in South American floods

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 5:06
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: South

At least 30 people have been killed after torrential rain caused flooding in two of Brazil's south-eastern states.
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Mao Zedong remembered: China's multi-faceted deep-thinking leader

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 2:06
related countries: China China

US man recalls meeting modern China's founding father
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'Obamacare' help offered amid rush

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 1:44

The US government offers help to anyone who missed the latest - 24 December - deadline to enrol for President Obama's health insurance scheme.
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Astronauts repair space station pump

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 23:26

Two US astronauts successfully repair a critical cooling system pump at the International Space Station, during a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk.
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Santa's helper shot giving out toys

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 22:49
related places: Washington, Santa

A Santa's helper delivering toys in the US city of Washington is shot in the back with a pellet gun but vows to carry before being treated in hospital.
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Dempsey rejoins Fulham on loan

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 19:59

United States forward Clint Dempsey rejoins his former club Fulham on a two-month loan deal from Seattle Sounders.
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VIDEO: 'We have no power, no heat, no water'

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 19:56
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Quebec, Christmas

The BBC's Lucy Hockings reports on the conditions in Quebec where, like many other households in Canada and the northern US, she is facing a Christmas without electricity.
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Snowden says 'mission accomplished'

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 16:34

Ex-National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked details of US electronic surveillance programmes, says he achieved his aim.
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Cryptolocker 'infects 250,000 PCs'

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 13:38

Researchers say about quarter of a million PCs have been infected by a virulent form of ransomware, with the US and Great Britain worst hit.
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Utah bid to halt gay marriage fails

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 22:17
related places: Utah

A judge who lifted a gay marriage ban in Utah, one of the most conservative US states, has denied an application by state officials to reverse the move.
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Target sued over credit card breach

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 18:42

US retailer Target faces lawsuits from at least 11 customers over a credit card security breach that saw details of more than 40 million cards stolen.
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Apple shares rise on Chinese deal

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 16:00
related countries: China China
related places: Apple

US technology giant Apple signs a deal to supply its iPhone to China Mobile - the world's largest carrier with over 760 million subscribers.
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Cash limits follow Target data theft

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 12:58

About two million Americans are having spending limits on their debit cards cut following a hack attack on US retailer Target.
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VIDEO: Beyonce stuns shoppers with Christmas gift

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 12:56
related places: Christmas, Tewksbury

Beyonce stunned supermarket shoppers in the US when she paid an unexpected visit to a Walmart in Tewksbury, Massachusetts.
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Hobbit holds firm at US box office

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 10:14

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues its hold on the North American box office, topping the chart for a second consecutive week.
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Cruise settles 'abandonment' claim

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 9:23
related countries: Germany Germany

Actor Tom Cruise settles a libel legal action with a German publisher which claimed in US magazines that he had "abandoned" his daughter Suri.
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VIDEO: Apple signs deal with China Mobile

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 7:21
related countries: China China
related places: Apple

US technology giant Apple has signed a deal to bring its iPhone to China Mobile - the world's largest carrier.
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Racist tweet costs PR officer job

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 16:05
related places: Africa

US public relations executive Justine Sacco loses her job with the media company IAC, after tweeting a racist message about Aids in Africa.
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Afghan general warns over pact delay

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 15:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A top Afghan general tells the BBC his country may be dangerously exposed if a security pact with the US on its military withdrawal is not signed soon.
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VIDEO: Castro calls for better US relations

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 3:39
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro has called for "civilised relations" with the United States, saying the two countries should respect their differences.
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Cuba calls for better US relations

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 3:07
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro calls for "civilised relations" with the United States, but says both sides have to respect each other's differences.
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Investigation vow on Lockerbie 25th

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 22:08
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie

The UK, US and Libyan governments vow to work together to reveal "the full facts" of the Lockerbie bombing as memorial services are held.
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S Sudan evacuation aircraft fired on

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 17:31
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Four US service personnel are wounded as aircraft involved in evacuating US citizens come under fire in the spreading South Sudan conflict.
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VIDEO: 'Lockerbie people helped us survive'

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 17:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie

Memorial events have been held in the UK and US to mark the 25th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing.
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Lockerbie 25th anniversary marked

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 15:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie

Memorial services are being held in the UK and US to mark the 25th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing in which 270 people were killed.
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Twitter storm over Aids comment

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 10:26
related places: Africa

A US public relations executive provokes a storm of online protest for writing a Twitter comment about Aids in Africa.
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VIDEO: NY maids protest at Indian consulate

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 3:12
related countries: India India
related places: New York, Domestic

Domestic workers who were exploited and abused in the US by foreign diplomats have held a rally outside the Indian consulate in New York.
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The rise of Sriracha chilli sauce

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 2:14
related countries: Thailand Thailand

How a Thai chilli sauce conquered the US
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Gay couples wed in Utah after ruling

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 0:55
related places: Gay, Utah, Salt Lake City

Gay couples are lining up in Salt Lake City, Utah, to be married hours after a US judge ruled the state's ban on gay unions is unconstitutional.
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Obama hints at rethink on NSA spying

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 0:24

US President Barack Obama suggests a possible review of NSA surveillances but declines to say if leaker Edward Snowden may be offered an amnesty.
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Obama denies this was his worst year

Friday, December 20th 2013, 22:09

In his annual end-of-year news conference, Barack Obama brushes aside a suggestion that this has been the worst year of his presidency.
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2014 'breakthrough year' says Obama

Friday, December 20th 2013, 21:32

Citing stronger growth figures, US President Barack Obama says 2014 will be a 'breakthrough year' for the US economy.
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US blocks Iran presence at Geneva II

Friday, December 20th 2013, 18:56
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria

Diplomats preparing for Syrian peace talks next month have failed to agree on whether Iran should attend, the UN-Arab League envoy on Syria says.
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NSA leaks: Spying targets revealed

Friday, December 20th 2013, 18:02
related countries: Israel Israel, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US NSA and Britain's GCHQ monitored the communications of an EU commissioner, UN humanitarian organisations and the Israeli PM, reports say.
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Deutsche Bank settles US lawsuit

Friday, December 20th 2013, 14:22

Deutsche Bank is to pay 1.4bn euros to settle a lawsuit with US authorities over mortgage-backed products.
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Verizon to publish data requests

Friday, December 20th 2013, 11:47

US mobile operator Verizon says it will reveal the number of requests for customer information it received from law enforcement agencies this year.
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China rejects US corn over GM fears

Friday, December 20th 2013, 11:36
related countries: China China

China rejects 545,000 tons of imported US corn found to contain an unapproved genetically modified strain.
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Sacked US general 'drank on trip'

Friday, December 20th 2013, 11:14
related countries: Russia Russia

The US general in charge of nuclear missiles was fired because he drank too much and met "suspect" women on a Russia trip, a report reveals.
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Ex-Microsoft manager faces charges

Friday, December 20th 2013, 9:13

A former Microsoft manager and his friend are charged with insider trading by the US securities regulator.
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US to press ahead with diplomat case

Friday, December 20th 2013, 7:22
related countries: India India

The US will not drop charges against Devyani Khobragade, the Indian diplomat whose arrest has sparked a diplomatic row, the state department says.
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China warship was irresponsible - US

Friday, December 20th 2013, 3:22
related countries: China China

China was "irresponsible" during a near-collision of a US warship and a Chinese naval vessel earlier this month, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says.
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US homeowner faces shooting trial

Friday, December 20th 2013, 1:59
related places: Detroit

A homeowner in Detroit, Michigan, who fatally shot a young black woman on his porch is to stand trial for second-degree murder, a judge says.
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European markets rise on Fed move

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 21:28

European stock markets rise on news of the US Fed's "taper", but Wall Street fails to hold on to gains made after the announcement.
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US governor defends anti-gay TV star

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 20:40

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal defends a star of the reality TV show Duck Dynasty, suspended for derogatory remarks he made about homosexuality.
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Target card heist hits 40 million

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 20:17

US retail giant Target is investigating after data from 40 million credit cards is believed to have been stolen.
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Georgia woman winner of US jackpot

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 16:12
related places: America, Atlanta

An Atlanta woman, one of two winners in America's second-largest jackpot in its history, the $636m (£390m) Mega Millions draw, comes forward.
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US spy agency urged to curb snooping

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 14:15
related places: White House

An advisory panel convened by the White House recommends significant limits on the National Security Agency's electronic surveillance power.
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India demands US apology over row

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 10:36
related countries: India India
related places: New York

India demands the US apologise over the treatment of a diplomat arrested in New York for suspected visa fraud and underpaying her Indian maid.
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VIDEO: US surveillance should be 'curbed'

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 5:12

A panel set up by President Obama has recommended significant curbs on the massive electronic surveillance programme run by the National Security Agency.
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US man wins raffle for $1m Picasso

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 4:14

A $1m painting by Pablo Picasso has been won by a US man who paid just 100 euros for a ticket in an online charity raffle.
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Kerry 'regrets' India diplomat row

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 4:05
related countries: India India
related places: New York

US Secretary of State John Kerry calls a top Indian official to express his regret over the treatment of one of the country's diplomats in New York.
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Analysis: US and India both at fault

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 23:28
related countries: India India

PJ Crowley says both US and India at fault in envoy arrest row
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US Fed to slow stimulus effort

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 22:59

The US Federal Reserve announces plans to slow its stimulus effort by $10bn (£6.1bn) a month in a sign that the central bank believes the world's biggest economy has strengthened.
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VIDEO: US Fed to slow stimulus effort

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 22:44

The US Federal Reserve announces it is to start scaling back its massive stimulus programme in an effort to boost the US economy.
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US Senate backs two-year budget deal

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 22:06
related places: Capitol Hill

The US Senate passes a two-year federal budget bill, amid a rare outbreak of fiscal deal-making on Capitol Hill.
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India MPs' fury at envoy's US arrest

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 19:08
related countries: India India
related places: New York

Outraged Indian MPs demand action against the US after the arrest and alleged ill-treatment of one of its diplomats in New York last week.
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US fake vintage wine dealer guilty

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 18:41

A vintage wine dealer is found guilty in New York of manufacturing fake vintage bottles for illegal profit in a $1.3m scam.
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Delta says no mobile calls on planes

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 16:24
related places: Delta

Delta boss Richard Anderson says the airline will ban mobile phone calls on planes even if US regulators allow the technology to be used in flight.
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US budget deal clears Senate hurdle

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 15:48
related places: Senate

A US budget bill passes a Senate procedural vote, all but assuring its approval on Wednesday and lowering the threat of a new government shutdown.
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US house building activity surges

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 15:12
related places: House

House building in the US recovers strongly in November, up nearly 30% compared to the same period a year ago, as positive economic data accumulates.
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Zhang Ziyi wins sex claims case

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 14:21
related countries: China China

Chinese film star Zhang Ziyi wins damages from a US-based website that published false reports she was paid to have sex with top Chinese officials.
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VIDEO: Protest over Indian diplomat arrest

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 14:11
related countries: India India
related places: New Delhi

A protest has taken place outside the US embassy in New Delhi after an Indian diplomat was arrested in New York last week.
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Gay stars to represent US at Sochi

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 12:21
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Sochi

The US includes two openly gay sports stars in its official Sochi Olympics delegation, a move seen as a challenge to Russia's anti-gay laws.
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Russian lorries to move Syria arms

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 11:46
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The world chemical weapons watchdog says Syria's arsenal will be removed overland by Russian lorries before being destroyed on a US Navy ship.
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Walking Dead creator sues TV network

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 11:03

Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont is suing US TV network AMC, claiming he is owed "tens of millions of dollars".
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Lawrence attacks weight commentators

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 10:33

Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence says it "should be illegal" to call someone fat on TV, in an interview with US TV host Barbara Walters.
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Pulp and Poppins join film archive

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 10:09

Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction and Walt Disney's classic Mary Poppins are among 25 titles that have been added to the US National Film Registry.
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Two winning tickets for US jackpot

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 7:49
related places: America

Two winning tickets have been sold for the US's second largest jackpot in its history, the $636m (£390m) Mega Millions draw, lottery officials say.
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China confirms US warship incident

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 7:40
related countries: China China

China says its warship "encountered" a US vessel, confirming US reports of a near-collision in the South China Sea earlier this month.
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One shot dead at Nevada clinic

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 2:04
related places: Nevada, Reno

A gunman entered a medical centre in the US state of Nevada, killed one person and injured two before killing himself, police in Reno say.
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VIDEO: Chinese 'buy' US green cards for $1m

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 0:05
related countries: China China

How wealthy Chinese 'buy' US green cards for $1m
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India-US diplomat row escalates

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 22:28
related countries: India India

India orders reprisals against the US, including the removal of security barriers around its embassy, after a diplomat is arrested in New York.
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US doomsday preacher dies at 92

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 21:55
related places: Christian

Harold Camping, the US preacher and Christian broadcaster who predicted the end of the world three times, dies age 92.
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Amanda Knox email: 'I didn't kill'

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 20:27
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Amanda Knox, the American accused murdering UK student Meredith Kercher, insists she "didn't kill" her former flatmate in an email to an Italian court.
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US businessman escapes Bolivia

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 16:05
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

An American businessman detained in Bolivia without charge for more than two years has escaped back to the US, officials in both countries say.
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NSA data grab 'may be unlawful'

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 13:57
related places: Snowden, White House

A US judge rules the National Security Agency's mass collection of telephone data may be unconstitutional and an "Orwellian" invasion of privacy.
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Nirvana to enter rock Hall of Fame

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 11:10
related places: Nirvana, Fame

Nirvana, Kiss and Peter Gabriel are among the acts set to be inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.
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US homeland security chief confirmed

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 0:30

Former senior Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson is confirmed as the fourth director of the US Department of Homeland Security.
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Canadian-style conspiracy

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 0:24
related countries: Canada Canada

Is Canada more accepting of 9/11 conspiracy theories than US?
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VIDEO: Matthew Perry on why drug courts work

Monday, December 16th 2013, 23:55

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has met a delegation from the US, including former addict and Friends actor, Matthew Perry, who thinks drug courts are the answer to deal with reoffending.
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US warning on antibacterial soaps

Monday, December 16th 2013, 22:17

The US challenges makers of antibacterial soaps to prove they are safe, warning a chemical in such products may be harmful.
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US newlywed dies helping driver

Monday, December 16th 2013, 15:18
related places: Indiana

A bride in the US state of Indiana sees her husband mown down after he stopped to help a stranded motorist following their wedding reception.
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Hobbit sequel tops US box office

Monday, December 16th 2013, 12:19

The Hobbit sequel The Desolation of Smaug tops the US box office but takes less than the first Hobbit film on its opening weekend.
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Bon Jovi have biggest tour of 2013

Sunday, December 15th 2013, 22:26

US rock band Bon Jovi had the biggest international music tour of the year, according to Billboard magazine's 2013 rankings.
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US remembers Sandy Hook massacre

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 16:30
related places: Newtown, Sandy Hook

President Obama renews his call for tighter gun controls on the anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
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Saturday, December 14th 2013, 2:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: California

Chronic alcohol abuse was a factor in the death of a UK woman found in a California hospital stairwell 17 days after going missing, a US coroner says.
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