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NY 'slavery' woman given 11 years

Friday, June 27th 2008, 9:01
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: New York

A wealthy New York woman is sentenced to 11 years in jail for keeping two Indonesian women as slaves.
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Gunfight

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 22:27

Who benefits from the US Supreme Court's gun ruling?
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US to ease North Korea sanctions

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 22:21
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

The US agrees to lift some sanctions on North Korea after Pyongyang delivers a declaration on its nuclear programme.
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US court overturns DC handgun ban

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 16:59

A ban on handguns in Washington DC is ruled unconstitutional, in a landmark ruling by the US Supreme Court.
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Killer Briton sentenced to life

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 16:16

Briton Neil Entwistle is jailed for life after being found guilty of murdering his American wife and baby daughter.
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Airlines fined $504m in US probe

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 15:47

Five airlines agree to pay $504m in fines for conspiring to fix prices for air cargo rates, the US Justice Department says.
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Miami Vice: Florida police put brakes on 'brothel-on-wheels'

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 8:34
related places: Florida

Police in the US state of Florida arrest several suspects accused of using a bus as a mobile brothel.
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Three deny JFK terror plot claims

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 8:06
related places: New York, John F Kennedy

Three men appear in court in the US, accused of plotting an attack on New York's John F Kennedy airport.
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Australia deaths doctor to return

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 5:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, India India

Australian ex-patients of an Indian surgeon facing multiple charges welcome his decision not to fight extradition from the US.
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Doctor 'accepts Australia return'

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 5:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, India India

Australian ex-patients of an Indian surgeon facing multiple charges welcome his decision not to fight extradition from the US.
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South Korea lifts ban on US beef

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 4:47
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Protesters scuffle with police in Seoul as South Korea formally lifts an import ban on US beef.
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Briton guilty of family murders

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 22:07

A jury in the US state of Massachusetts finds Briton Neil Entwistle guilty of killing his wife and baby daughter.
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US factory worker in gun rampage

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 21:14
related places: Kentucky

A Kentucky factory employee who shot five colleagues dead before killing himself warned he would kill his boss, police say.
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Fed keeps US rates steady at 2%

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 19:55

US interest rates are kept at 2%, ending a series of cuts, as the housing market slows and consumer confidence slides.
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Court bans death for child rape

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 15:35

The US supreme court strikes down a law allowing the death penalty for someone convicted of raping a child.
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'Deceitful vamps'

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 15:13
related countries: India India

Indian pulses set racing by new US mini series
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Landmark Florida Everglades deal

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 10:51
related places: Florida

US conservationists hail a deal under which Florida will buy a huge tract of Everglades land from a sugar company.
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US to ignore Zimbabwe poll result

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 9:53
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Friday

The US says it will not recognise the result of this Friday's presidential election run-off in Zimbabwe.
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Bill Clinton endorses Obama bid

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 9:11

Bill Clinton's spokesman says the former US president is committed to helping Barack Obama win the US presidential election.
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US poor most at risk from disease

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 6:51
related places: Poor

Poor people in the US are increasingly at risk from diseases such as dengue fever and Chagas, say researchers.
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US slowdown cuts Japan surplus

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 6:03
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: May

Japan's trade surplus falls for a third consecutive month in May because of high oil prices and lower US demand.
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Key India nuclear deal talks due

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 5:33
related countries: India India

India's ruling coalition is to hold key talks with its left-wing allies on signing the delayed landmark US-India nuclear deal.
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S Korea to allow US beef back in

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 4:21
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea says it will resume US beef imports from Thursday, after the two sides agreed extra anti-BSE safeguards.
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Eastern Afghan attacks 'up 40%'

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 23:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Attacks by insurgents in eastern Afghanistan are up by 40% compared with last year, the US military says.
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US rates expected to stay at 2%

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 22:58

US interest rates are expected to remain at 2% as the housing market slows and consumer confidence slides.
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Gatlin suffers new Olympic blow

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 21:27
related countries: China China

Suspended Justin Gatlin's bid to compete in the American trials for the Beijing Games has been blocked.
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Baghdad office bombing kills 10

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 19:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A bomb explodes at a local council office in Baghdad, killing 10 people, including four American nationals.
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US seeks pilot remains in India

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 14:50
related countries: India India

A US team visits India's remote north-east to search for the remains of US pilots who crashed during WWII.
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Court rules on Guantanamo inmate

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 9:26

In a landmark ruling, a US court overturns the designation of a Guantanamo inmate as an "enemy combatant".
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McCain aide regrets terror claim

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 7:14

A top aide to John McCain apologises for saying a terror attack on US soil would help his presidential campaign.
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No pregnancy pact, says US mayor

Monday, June 23rd 2008, 20:48

There is no evidence that 17 Massachusetts schoolgirls became pregnant because of a "pregnancy pact", the town's mayor says.
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Basketball: Bryant and James in US team

Monday, June 23rd 2008, 20:35
related countries: China China
related places: James

NBA player of the year Kobe Bryant and leading scorer LeBron James are named in the men's team for the Beijing Olympics.
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US food giants in $4.4bn tie-up

Monday, June 23rd 2008, 14:25

Two of the oldest US agricultural firms are set to join forces in a deal worth $4.4bn (£2.2bn) amid rising commodity prices.
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US charity donations top $300bn

Monday, June 23rd 2008, 10:03

Americans gave a record $306bn to charity in 2007 but fundraisers say economic woes may hit future giving.
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Soldiers killed in Afghan blasts

Saturday, June 21st 2008, 22:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Five foreign soldiers die in two bombings in Afghanistan as the Taleban step up their attacks against coalition troops.
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S Korea-US deal on beef exports

Saturday, June 21st 2008, 14:21
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

The US agrees not to export beef to South Korea from cattle older than 30 months to allay fears over meat safety, Seoul says.
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Israelis 'rehearse Iran attack'

Friday, June 20th 2008, 21:50
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

Israel carries out an exercise that appears to be a rehearsal for an attack on Iran's nuclear sites, US officials tell the New York Times.
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US lawmakers pass wiretaps bill

Friday, June 20th 2008, 18:22
related places: White House

US lawmakers pass a bill shielding telephone companies who helped in the White House's controversial warrantless wiretap programme.
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Latin America outraged at EU plan

Friday, June 20th 2008, 15:41

Latin American leaders react angrily to a new EU law that could jail illegal immigrants for up 18 months before deportation.
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'Al-Qaeda' members killed in Iraq

Friday, June 20th 2008, 12:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US military says four militants have been killed during operations against the al-Qaeda in Iraq network.
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Bush pledges help for Iowa floods

Friday, June 20th 2008, 11:11
related places: Midwest

President Bush promises immediate help to Iowa state which has been affected by severe flooding.
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Abu Hamza loses extradition fight

Friday, June 20th 2008, 10:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza loses his fight against extradition to the US over terror-related charges.
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S Korea leader replaces top aides

Friday, June 20th 2008, 10:40
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak replaces several top aides, following public outcry over a beef import deal.
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US fears of teen 'pregnancy pact'

Friday, June 20th 2008, 10:24

US officials investigate an apparent pregnancy pact at a school that has resulted in 17 teenagers expecting babies.
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Key ocean mission goes into orbit

Friday, June 20th 2008, 8:34
related countries: France France
related places: Jason

The Jason-2 ocean mapping satellite, a joint venture between France and the US, is launched into space.
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Unseen Monroe reels go to auction

Friday, June 20th 2008, 7:08

Previously unreleased behind-the-scenes footage of Marilyn Monroe's last film is to be auctioned in the US.
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US House approves war funds bill

Friday, June 20th 2008, 4:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq
related places: Democrat

The Democrat-held US House of Representatives approves $162bn to pay for another year of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Iraq troops take control in Amara

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 15:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi and US security forces fan out in the southern Iraqi city of Amara to drive out Shia militias and criminal gangs.
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Suu Kyi birthday marked in Burma

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 5:29
related countries: Burma Burma

Supporters of Burma's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi mark her 63rd birthday, as the US appeals for her release.
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Venezuelans' assets frozen by US

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 1:56
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The US Treasury Department freezes the US assets of two Venezuelan nationals for alleged links with Hezbollah.
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US-held terror suspects 'abused'

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 22:09

Examinations of 11 former detainees at US military jails show evidence of torture, a human rights group says.
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Bush calls for offshore drilling

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 21:33

President Bush asks the US Congress to end a ban on offshore oil drilling, as fuel prices rise up the political agenda.
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Guns and gunmen

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 20:53
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The role of US guns and hitmen in Mexico's drugs war
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More levees yield to Mississippi

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 19:34

The Mississippi River spills over two more levees in the US Midwest, adding to the region's flood misery.
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Hindus upset over Hollywood film

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 12:20
related places: Hollywood, Friday

Hindus in the US say they are offended by the Hollywood comedy Love Guru, ahead of its release on Friday.
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Beef crisis

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 11:06

S Koreans explain their protests against US imports
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Mississippi breaks Midwest levee

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 9:35
related places: Midwest

The Mississippi river bursts through a levee in Illinois and threatens to break 27 more through the American Midwest.
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Rogue Iraq militia 'ordered bomb'

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 9:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The US military blames a rogue Shia militia for Tuesday's deadly car bombing in a Shia area of Baghdad, as the death toll rises.
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US interrogation policy condemned

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 4:14

US senators criticise military officials for the way they developed interrogation methods used at Guantanamo Bay.
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US cracks down on oil speculators

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 23:51

US regulators slap limits on oil contracts traded overseas amid fears speculators are artificially boosting oil prices.
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Charges dropped in Haditha trial

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 21:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A US judge drops charges against a marine officer accused of failing to investigate deaths of Iraqi civilians in Haditha.
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US producer prices up 1.4% in May

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 15:19
related places: May

US producer prices jumped by more than many analysts expected in May amid soaring fuel and food prices.
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US woman denies 'cyber-bullying'

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 10:45

A US woman denies using a fake MySpace profile to bully a 13-year-old girl who later killed herself.
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Champion spellers

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 9:56
related countries: India India

Why S Asia children do so well in US spelling contests
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China's yuan rises as talks begin

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 7:49
related countries: China China

China's yuan is at its highest level since July 2005 as US and Chinese officials begin a two-day meeting.
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Gore backs Obama for presidency

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 4:12

Former US Vice-President Al Gore endorses the Democratic candidate for the presidency, Barack Obama.
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Rice hails Lebanese democracy

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 3:22
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

US Secretary of State Rice makes an unannounced visit to Lebanon following a crucial power-sharing deal.
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Midwest braced for more flooding

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 0:50
related places: Iowa

People in the US state of Iowa prepare for more of the floods which have already forced thousands from their homes.
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Golf: Woods seals US Open win

Monday, June 16th 2008, 20:33
related places: Woods

Tiger Woods wins his 14th major by beating outsider Rocco Mediate at the first sudden-death hole in a thrilling play-off.
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Floods drive corn to record high

Monday, June 16th 2008, 20:19

The price of corn hits a record high over supply worries after flooding in the US Midwest this month ruined crops.
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Somali crisis 'worse than Darfur'

Monday, June 16th 2008, 19:32
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Darfur

The number of Somalis needing food aid is likely to sharply rise, as the country faces a worse crisis than Darfur, the US warns.
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Bush and Brown's warning to Iran

Monday, June 16th 2008, 16:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bush

Gordon Brown and George Bush warn Iran to accept their "offers of partnership" or face international isolation.
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Live - US Open play-off

Monday, June 16th 2008, 15:29

Tiger Woods wins his third US Open title in sudden-death after a thrilling 18-hole play-off with Rocco Mediate.
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South Korea-US beef talks back on

Monday, June 16th 2008, 13:03
related countries: South Korea South Korea

In a last-ditch move, South Korea and the US resume talks aimed at modifying a controversial beef agreement.
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Blogger arrests hit record high

Monday, June 16th 2008, 10:38

More than 64 people have been jailed for using blogs as a means of protest since 2003, a US report finds.
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Swing states

Monday, June 16th 2008, 9:57

Pollster John Zogby identifies key US poll battlegrounds
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Brown and Bush in talks at No 10

Monday, June 16th 2008, 4:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bush

Gordon Brown and George W Bush hold formal talks on the second day of the US president's two-day visit to the UK.
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Bush stands by invasion of Iraq

Sunday, June 15th 2008, 22:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bush

George W Bush stands by the invasion of Iraq five years ago as protests greet the UK leg of his goodbye tour.
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Rice warns on Israel settlements

Sunday, June 15th 2008, 18:41

Condoleezza Rice warns Jewish settlement building is having a "negative effect" on efforts for Middle East peace.
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Karzai issues warning to Pakistan

Sunday, June 15th 2008, 15:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he is ready to send troops over the border into Pakistan to confront militants.
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Thousands forced out by US floods

Sunday, June 15th 2008, 4:20
related places: Iowa

Flooding forces at least 24,000 people from their homes in the US state of Iowa and devastates crops.
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Golf: Woods on brink of US Open glory

Sunday, June 15th 2008, 3:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sunday

Tiger Woods will take a one-shot lead over England's Lee Westwood into the final round of the US Open at Torrey Pines on Sunday.
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Bush heaps praise on Sarkozy's model wife on goodbye visit

Sunday, June 15th 2008, 0:21
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

George Bush praises Nicolas Sarkozy on his choice of wife, on the latest leg of the US president's European tour.
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Troops pour into south Iraqi city

Saturday, June 14th 2008, 21:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi troops and police backed by US forces deploy to Amara city in a fresh clampdown on Shia gunmen, officials say.
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Lifetime honour for actor Beatty

Saturday, June 14th 2008, 17:17
related places: Beatty

A host of stars pay tribute to Warren Beatty, who has received a lifetime achievement award from the American Film Institute.
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Shuttle lands despite losing clip

Saturday, June 14th 2008, 15:19
related places: Kennedy, Discovery, Florida

The US space shuttle Discovery successfully lands at Florida's Kennedy space station despite the earlier loss of a rudder clip.
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The United States of Advertising

Saturday, June 14th 2008, 11:14
related places: Western

Kevin Connolly reports from the US where rules on TV advertising are quite different from other Western countries.
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US teen sailor takes on the world

Saturday, June 14th 2008, 6:25

US teenager aims to become youngest to sail around the world
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Website judge dropped from trial

Saturday, June 14th 2008, 6:16

A US judge removes himself from an obscenity trial after it emerges that his own website features explicit images.
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'Gender equality' of lung cancer

Friday, June 13th 2008, 23:22

Women who smoke are no more likely to develop lung cancer than men, US researchers conclude.
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Top US TV journalist Russert dies

Friday, June 13th 2008, 23:22

NBC News Washington Bureau Chief Tim Russert dies of a heart attack at the age of 58.
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Floodwater swamps major Iowa city

Friday, June 13th 2008, 23:12
related places: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Thousands of people have to be evacuated as floods swamp Cedar Rapids and wide areas of the US state of Iowa.
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Shuttle debris 'poses no danger'

Friday, June 13th 2008, 21:24
related places: Discovery

Astronauts on the US space shuttle Discovery are told a piece of floating debris and apparent bump pose no danger.
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Kelly cleared over child sex tape

Friday, June 13th 2008, 21:01
related places: Chicago

A Chicago jury acquits US singer R Kelly of all 14 counts of child pornography in connection with a sex video.
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Pakistan backs US inquiry offer

Friday, June 13th 2008, 15:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan's foreign minister welcomes a joint probe into a US airstrike which Islamabad says killed 11 of its troops.
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Impasse in US-Iraqi forces talks

Friday, June 13th 2008, 14:47
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki says talks with the US on allowing its forces to remain in Iraq have "reached an impasse".
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Fuel costs push up US inflation

Friday, June 13th 2008, 13:18
related places: May

US inflation rises at its fastest pace for six months in May because of sharply higher energy costs.
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Bush 'honoured' by Pope's welcome

Friday, June 13th 2008, 12:57
related places: Pope, Vatican

US President George W Bush says he is honoured by his special treatment on his final visit to Pope Benedict XVI.
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Iowa floods force thousands out

Friday, June 13th 2008, 10:00
related places: Iowa

Thousands of people have to be evacuated as floods devastate wide areas of Iowa in the United States.
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S Korea seeks US beef guarantees

Friday, June 13th 2008, 8:37
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Washington

South Korea's trade minister is visiting Washington in a bid to defuse a political crisis sparked by US beef imports.
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