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Lockerbie families claim victory

Friday, November 21st 2008, 9:22
related countries: Libya Libya

The families of US victims of the 1988 Lockerbie Pan Am bombing claim victory in their quest for justice.
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Obama 'set to offer Clinton job'

Friday, November 21st 2008, 9:03
related places: Clinton

US President-elect Barack Obama is "on track" to nominate Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, US media reports say.
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US judge orders Algerians freed

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 23:18

Five Algerians held at Guantanamo Bay for seven years must be freed, a US judge rules.
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No agreement for US car bail-out

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 22:30

US carmakers are given a deadline to produce a viable recovery plan if they want a $25bn government bail-out.
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US convicts Syrian arms dealer

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 20:33
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Syria Syria

A Syrian-born arms dealer is convicted by a US court of conspiring to sell weapons to left-wing Colombian rebels.
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US warned of China 'cyber-spying'

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 18:54
related countries: China China
related places: Congress

China has increased computer espionage attacks on US government and business interests, Congress is warned.
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Green ally to head US energy panel

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 16:53

US Congressman Henry Waxman, seen as a keen backer of measures to tackle global warming, is to chair the House of Representatives energy committee.
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Kosher crisis

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 14:06

Why US shops are running short of kosher meat
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Bush attacked over wildlife plan

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 12:53

US environmentalists accuse President Bush of trying to rush through changes to the Endangered Species Act.
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McCain cheerleader 'Joe the Plumber' lands book deal

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 12:48
related places: Joe

The man who shot to fame in the US presidential election as "Joe the Plumber" signs a book deal.
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US share drop prompts Asia fall

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 11:14
related places: New York

Asian markets plummet after New York's main share index slumps to its lowest level in five years, amid recession fears.
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Cyber-bullying trial opens in US

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 8:27

A US woman goes on trial accused of using a fake online personality to bully a 13-year-old girl who later killed herself.
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US shares plunge to five-year low

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 23:33
related places: Wall Street

Wall Street plunges more than 5% on Wednesday to its lowest level in over five years on rising economic worries.
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Obama 'plans Daschle health post'

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 22:54
related places: Health

Barack Obama will appoint Tom Daschle as health and human services secretary, US media report.
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US consumer prices in record fall

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 22:30

US consumer prices dropped by a record 1% in October, sending Wall Street and European markets lower on renewed recession fears.
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Mammoth's genome pieced together

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 18:34
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Siberia

A US-Russian team announces that it has sequenced most of the genome of a woolly mammoth found in Siberia.
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Al-Qaeda vows to hurt Obama's US

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 16:59

Al-Qaeda deputy head Ayman al-Zawahri attacks US President-elect Barack Obama in a new audio message.
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'Five killed' in Pakistan attack

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 13:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A missile fired by a suspected US drone kills at least five people in north-western Pakistan, officials and locals say.
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Cheney charged over jail 'abuses'

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 10:49
related places: Texas

A Texas grand jury indicts US Vice-President Dick Cheney for "organised criminal activity" related to the alleged abuse of inmates in private prisons.
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US car companies seek $25bn aid

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 1:33
related places: Chrysler, Congress, Ford

The bosses of the three biggest US carmakers, Ford, GM and Chrysler, ask Congress for a $25bn bail-out.
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Iraq leader defends US troop deal

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 22:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki defends a deal on the presence of US forces in Iraq, saying it preserves Iraqi sovereignty.
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US to help China with food safety

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 22:36
related countries: China China

The Chinese government allows the US to station officials in three cities to help ensure the safety of Chinese food products for export.
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Obama vows climate 'engagement'

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 19:18

US President-elect Barack Obama promises to "engage vigorously" on climate change, ahead of a major UN summit.
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US 'cyber-bullying' case begins

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 18:30

Jury selection begins in the trial of a US woman accused of using MySpace to bully a 13-year-old girl who later killed herself.
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Clash over $700bn bank bail-out

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 17:23
related places: Paulson

US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke defend the $700bn bank bail-out plan.
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Hijacked oil tanker nears Somalia

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 11:49
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Somalia Somalia

A giant Saudi oil tanker seized by pirates in the Indian Ocean is nearing the coast of Somalia, the US Navy says.
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Terror suspect 'unfit for trial'

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 10:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Pakistani scientist accused of having links to al-Qaeda is mentally unfit to stand trial, according to US psychiatrists.
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Ford set to sell 20% Mazda stake

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 9:24
related countries: Japan Japan

Troubled US carmaker Ford Motor is selling a 20% stake in Japan's carmaker Mazda Motor, the Japanese company has said.
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Pirates capture Saudi oil tanker

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 1:29
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Somali pirates seize a giant Saudi oil tanker off the Kenyan coast and are steering it towards Somalia, the US Navy says.
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Obama vows to 'work with' McCain

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 0:09
related places: McCain

In their first meeting since the US election, the president-elect and his vanquished rival vow to work together.
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China arms sales scientist guilty

Monday, November 17th 2008, 23:17
related countries: China China

A US scientist pleads guilty to selling rocket technology to China in breach of US arms control laws.
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Citigroup job cull to hit 75,000

Monday, November 17th 2008, 20:43

US bank Citigroup announces plans for about 52,000 new job cuts, on top of 23,000 cuts already made this year.
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Iraqi voices

Monday, November 17th 2008, 16:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Views on the recently struck deal on US troops
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'Painful' US-Libya era nears end

Monday, November 17th 2008, 14:33
related countries: Libya Libya

President Bush says a "painful chapter" in US-Libyan ties is almost over after Libya makes a payment to terror attack victims.
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Citigroup set to cut 75,000 jobs

Monday, November 17th 2008, 13:43

US bank Citigroup announces plans for up to 75,000 job cuts, up from a previously announced total of 23,000.
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'Talking story' in Hawaii

Monday, November 17th 2008, 13:15

Christine Finn discovers just how much Hawaii has changed since it became the 50th US state half a century ago.
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Obama 'could stop using e-mail'

Monday, November 17th 2008, 11:47
related places: White House

Aides to US President-elect Barack Obama say it is unlikely he will use e-mail in the White House because of concerns over transparency laws.
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Obama 'to rebuild moral stature'

Monday, November 17th 2008, 2:58

US President-elect Barack Obama vows to rebuild his country's "moral stature" in his first TV interview since the election.
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Iraq cabinet backs US troops deal

Sunday, November 16th 2008, 21:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Iraqi cabinet approves a security pact with the US, which foresees a US troop withdrawal by the end of 2011.
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Troops pact

Sunday, November 16th 2008, 19:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq security deal raises hopes of US withdrawal
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Summit pledge to 'restore growth'

Sunday, November 16th 2008, 2:19

Global leaders at the G20 financial summit in Washington pledge to work together to restore global growth.
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Russia 'pinning hopes on Obama'

Sunday, November 16th 2008, 2:15
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev hopes US President-elect Barack Obama will help rebuild strained mutual relations.
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Out in the cold

Sunday, November 16th 2008, 0:31
related places: Uncertain

Uncertain times for US Religious Right as Obama moves in
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Obama urges action on US economy

Saturday, November 15th 2008, 13:40
related places: Congress

US President-elect Barack Obama urges Congress to take immediate steps to tackle the economic crisis.
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Obama 'mulls Clinton for top job'

Saturday, November 15th 2008, 4:12
related places: Clinton

US President-elect Barack Obama met former rival Hillary Clinton to offer her a top job in his administration, reports say.
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Nebraska discusses safe-haven law

Saturday, November 15th 2008, 2:24
related places: Nebraska

Lawmakers in the US state of Nebraska introduce bills calling for limits on the age of children who can be abandoned under a safe-haven law.
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Woman reaches US army's top rank

Friday, November 14th 2008, 23:38

An American woman is promoted to four-star general - the first female to reach the US army's highest rank.
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US retail sales in record plunge

Friday, November 14th 2008, 16:53

US retail sales fall sharply in October, recording the biggest monthly decline since 1992, as hard-up consumers avoid the shops.
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Obama aide apology on Arabs

Friday, November 14th 2008, 11:07
related places: Arab, President

President-elect Barack Obama's chief-of-staff apologises to Arab-Americans for remarks made by his father.
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'US raid kills eight' in Pakistan

Friday, November 14th 2008, 10:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Missiles fired by a suspected US drone kill at least eight militants in a Pakistani tribal region, local officials say.
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New recession fears ahead of G20

Friday, November 14th 2008, 9:33

New figures are set to show the eurozone is in recession, as world leaders gather in the US for a crucial economic summit.
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Harare diary

Friday, November 14th 2008, 2:20
related places: New

New beatings and abductions, as US dollar takes over
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US 'import alert' on China food

Friday, November 14th 2008, 1:12
related countries: China China

US authorities issue a nationwide 'import alert' for Chinese-made food products due to the melamine contamination scandal.
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Millions 'drop' in US quake drill

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 23:03
related places: America

Some five million Californians "drop, cover and hold on", in what organisers say is America's biggest earthquake drill.
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US 'pregnant man' expecting again

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 22:33
related places: June

Thomas Beatie, the US "pregnant man" who gave birth to a daughter in June, is expecting his second child.
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Bush defends free-market system

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 21:17

US President Bush admits the financial system needs reform but insists the credit crisis was not a failure of the free-market.
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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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