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Jury rejects Reeves injury claims

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 10:10
related places: Reeves

A US court rejects a case against Keanu Reeves in which a photographer claimed the actor hit him with his car.
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US rivals in last push for votes

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 6:44

The presidential rivals spend the final day of campaigning criss-crossing the US in one last push for votes.
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Policy conundrum

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 5:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

US strikes inside Pakistan are fuelling dilemma
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Sympathy vote?

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 1:18

How a death in the family could impact on the US election
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US manufacturing hits 26-year low

Monday, November 3rd 2008, 22:42

US manufacturing fell in October to its lowest level for 26 years, far lower than the market had expected.
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Bin Laden's video-maker gets life

Monday, November 3rd 2008, 22:29

A man accused of being Osama Bin Laden's media secretary is sentenced to life in prison at Guantanamo Bay.
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Pakistan warns Petraeus over raids

Monday, November 3rd 2008, 17:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan warns the new head of US Central Command that missile strikes on its territory are "counter-productive".
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Iran marks US embassy takeover

Monday, November 3rd 2008, 16:04
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Young Iranians rally outside the former US embassy in Tehran to mark the 29th anniversary of the seizure by Islamic revolutionaries.
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Voter power

Sunday, November 2nd 2008, 20:59

US election day will see controversial referendums
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Boeing machinists return to work

Sunday, November 2nd 2008, 14:39

Workers at the US aircraft maker Boeing vote to end their strike and to return to work this weekend.
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US campaign nears final straight

Sunday, November 2nd 2008, 8:36
related places: White House

With two days of campaigning left before the US chooses a new president, the two candidates undertake a final push for votes.
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Taking the pulse

Sunday, November 2nd 2008, 1:43

Is reform still possible for the US healthcare system?
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Trick-or-treat boy killed in US

Saturday, November 1st 2008, 23:24

A man fearing he was being robbed shoots dead a 12-year-old boy during Halloween festivities in South Carolina, reports say.
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Bolivia halts US anti-drugs work

Saturday, November 1st 2008, 22:10
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivia's President Morales says he is suspending "indefinitely" the operations of the US anti-drug officials in his country.
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The greatest political show on earth

Saturday, November 1st 2008, 12:01

As election day draws near, Justin Webb looks back at some of the moments that defined the US presidential campaign for him.
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Schwarzenegger backs John McCain

Saturday, November 1st 2008, 8:00

Californian Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger gives a rousing speech in support of John McCain for US president.
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Libya compensates terror victims

Friday, October 31st 2008, 21:31
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya pays $1.5bn into a US compensation fund for victims of terror attacks blamed on Tripoli in the 1980s.
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Kenyans theatre-goers eagerly await Obama, The Musical

Friday, October 31st 2008, 19:21
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Obama, The Musical, a partial portrait of US presidential hopeful Barack Obama, is set to open in Kenya.
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'US strikes' on Pakistan villages

Friday, October 31st 2008, 17:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

More than 20 people are killed in two suspected US missile attacks in northwest Pakistan, security officials say.
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Obama 'makes chief-of-staff move'

Friday, October 31st 2008, 17:12

US presidential poll front-runner Barack Obama reportedly approaches a controversial congressman to be his chief of staff.
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'US strike' kills 15 in Pakistan

Friday, October 31st 2008, 15:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 15 people have been killed in a suspected US missile strike in Pakistan, security officials say.
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New head for US Central Command

Friday, October 31st 2008, 15:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Asia

Gen David Petraeus takes over US military operations in the Middle East and much of Asia, including Afghanistan.
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Recession fears grip US consumers

Friday, October 31st 2008, 14:49

Consumer spending in the US fell in September by the biggest amount in four years, the Commerce Department says.
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Nissan profits slump on high yen

Friday, October 31st 2008, 10:30

Nissan reports a 41% fall in half-year profits after it is hit by the high value of the yen and the "severe decline" in the US car market.
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McCain in emergency donation plea

Friday, October 31st 2008, 8:15
related places: Ohio, White House

John McCain makes a plea for emergency donations as he tries to pull off a surprise victory in next Tuesday's election.
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Bones found near Fossett's plane

Friday, October 31st 2008, 4:37
related places: California

US investigators find what appear to be two human bones near the crash site of Steve Fossett's plane in California.
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Liberia ex-leader's son convicted

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 22:52
related countries: Liberia Liberia

A US jury convicts the son of Liberian ex-leader Charles Taylor for torture and conspiracy.
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Syrians stage mass anti-US rally

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 18:53
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Thousands of people hold a peaceful protest in Damascus against an alleged US raid that Syria says killed eight.
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Rice plans late visit to Mid-East

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 18:13

Condoleezza Rice announces plans to visit the Middle East in a bid to advance peace talks before US President Bush leaves office.
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US economy officially shrinking

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 17:00

Recession looms for the US after official figures show its economy shrank by 0.3% between July and September.
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Video hits

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 11:27

Ten of the biggest YouTube videos of the US election
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US rate cut boosts Asian shares

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 7:28

Asian stock markets rise sharply following the interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve in the US.
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Obama reaches out with historic TV ad

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 4:43
related places: Florida

Barack Obama seeks to boost support with a half-hour TV ad and a rally with Bill Clinton, as John McCain campaigns in Florida.
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Obama half-hour TV advert aired

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 0:47
related places: Democrat, Florida

Democrat Barack Obama's campaign airs a 30-minute TV advert in prime-time, as John McCain campaigns in Florida.
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US interest rates slashed to 1%

Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 22:48

The US Federal Reserve reduces its key US interest rate from 1.5% to 1%, its lowest level since 2004.
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National fury

Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 22:27
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Village

Village raid stokes anti-American anger across Syria
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Bush confident of Iraq troop deal

Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 19:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The US president says he is confident a deal on the future of US troops in Iraq will be approved despite Iraqi objections.
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Rate cut hope lifts global shares

Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 18:08

European shares rise sharply, buoyed by expectations central banks will further cut interest rates, starting in the US.
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US teen jailed for 'gangsta gran' video rap

Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 10:44
related places: Florida

A teenager in Florida is jailed for using his grandmother to issue threats with a gun in his 'gangsta rap' video.
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US hands province to Iraqi forces

Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 10:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Wasit

The US military transfers control of Wasit to Iraqi forces, in the latest in a series of provincial handovers.
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Former US mayor jailed for lying

Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 5:09

The former mayor of Detroit Kwame Kilpatrick is jailed for four months for lying in connection with a sex scandal.
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McCain and Obama hit key states

Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 0:11
related places: Pennsylvania

With one week to go to the US election, both presidential candidates try to woo voters in the key battleground states.
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Buying spree sees US stocks soar

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 23:35
related places: Asia

The three major share indexes in New York close the day up 10%, ahead of a Fed decision on interest rates.
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Baghdad condemns 'US Syria raid'

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 16:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq criticises an apparent US helicopter strike into Syria, saying it does not want to be used as a launch-point for attacks.
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US consumer confidence nosedives

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 16:05

US consumer confidence hits a record low in October, in the face of a raft of difficult economic conditions.
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Iraqi al-Qaeda militant to hang

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 14:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

An Iraqi militant is sentenced to death by hanging for the 2006 killing of three American soldiers south of Baghdad.
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US smashes child prostitute rings

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 12:24

More than 600 people are arrested in the US in a nationwide FBI operation against people who force children into prostitution.
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Two held over Obama 'murder plot'

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 10:42

Two men appear in a US court accused of making threats to kill Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.
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Death at show fuels US gun debate

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 9:44

US gun laws are again questioned after a boy aged eight kills himself with a sub-machine gun at a supervised arms fair.
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US Senator Stevens found guilty

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 9:35
related places: Republican, Alaska

The longest-serving Republican senator, Alaska's Ted Stevens, is found guilty of lying about receiving gifts.
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Syria raid 'killed major target'

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 8:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

A US raid into Syria killed a key figure in the smuggling of foreign fighters into Iraq, unnamed US officials say.
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Boeing unions reach strike deal

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 5:55

US planemaker Boeing has reached a tentative deal to end a strike by assembly workers, unions and management say.
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Syria hits out at 'terrorist' US

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 0:38
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's foreign minister accuses the US of "criminal and terrorist aggression" over what it says was a raid on its territory.
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Body of Hudson nephew identified

Monday, October 27th 2008, 21:53
related places: Hudson

US police say they have identified the body of a child found in a car in Chicago as the missing nephew of actress Jennifer Hudson.
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US Senator Stevens found guilty

Monday, October 27th 2008, 20:16
related places: Republican, Alaska

The longest-serving Republican senator, Alaska's Ted Stevens, is found guilty of corruption.
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Regional plan

Monday, October 27th 2008, 19:52
related countries: Syria Syria

A US raid on Syria fits into a wider Mid-East escalation
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US new home prices at 2004 level

Monday, October 27th 2008, 17:53

US new homes change hands at their lowest price in four years, as sales levels rise slightly.
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Body found in Hudson nephew hunt

Monday, October 27th 2008, 15:52
related places: Hudson

Police hunting for US actress Jennifer Hudson's missing nephew say they have found the body of a boy.
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Syria condemns 'US village raid'

Monday, October 27th 2008, 14:12
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria reacts with outrage at what it says was a US helicopter raid on its territory that left eight people dead.
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Monday, October 27th 2008, 12:33
related countries: India India

The American author Tony Hillerman, best known for crime novels featuring Navajo Indian police officers, dies at the age of 83.
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US suffers losses in Afghanistan

Monday, October 27th 2008, 11:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A US helicopter is shot down in central Afghanistan and two US soldiers are reported killed in a Taleban attack in the north.
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US TV presenter dies after attack

Monday, October 27th 2008, 11:09
related places: Arkansas

Tributes are paid to a TV newsreader in Arkansas who has died several days after she was brutally beaten in her home.
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Reward offered in Hudson mystery

Monday, October 27th 2008, 4:56
related places: Hudson

US actress Jennifer Hudson offers $100,000 for the safe return of her nephew, missing after a double murder.
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'US strike' kills Taleban leader

Monday, October 27th 2008, 4:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

A suspected US missile strike kills 20 people, including a top Taleban leader, in NW Pakistan, witnesses and officials say.
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Vital voters

Monday, October 27th 2008, 0:33

US rivals eye Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
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McCain 'doing fine' despite polls

Sunday, October 26th 2008, 18:38

Republican John McCain says his bid to be next US president is "doing fine" despite polls showing him behind Barack Obama.
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Concern for US woman held in Iran

Sunday, October 26th 2008, 9:32
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Concerns are raised over the fate of an Iranian-American student detained in Tehran while researching the status of women.
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Prejudices run deep in US elections

Sunday, October 26th 2008, 9:17

Stephen Evans meets Barack Obama supporters hoping the prize of the presidency is not snatched away at the last moment.
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Obama criticises 'ugly' tactics

Sunday, October 26th 2008, 4:42

Barack Obama accuses John McCain of negative campaigning and is accused of arrogance 10 days before the US election.
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Iraqi party protests at shooting

Saturday, October 25th 2008, 23:33
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's largest Sunni party freezes contacts with US civilian and military personnel in protest at a shooting in Fallujah.
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McCain attacks Obama's tax plans

Saturday, October 25th 2008, 18:21
related places: West

Republican presidential candidate John McCain again attacks his Democratic rival's plans of "re-distributing wealth".
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US hopefuls target crucial West

Saturday, October 25th 2008, 14:35
related places: West

White House hopeful Barack Obama resumes campaigning targeting states on the US West that could be crucial.
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US plans separate nuclear command

Saturday, October 25th 2008, 14:04

The US Air Force plans to set up a new nuclear weapons command as part of a re-organisation after recent mishaps.
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Actress family in fatal shooting

Saturday, October 25th 2008, 4:31
related places: Oscar

The mother and brother of Oscar-winning US actress Jennifer Hudson have been shot dead, police say.
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Palin quizzed over Alaska sacking

Saturday, October 25th 2008, 0:39
related places: Colorado

US Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin is questioned on an alleged abuse of power as Alaska governor.
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US claims Afghan opium progress

Friday, October 24th 2008, 23:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan opium production will fall by almost a third this year, a US report says, but UN figures suggest a much smaller drop.
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Work in progress

Friday, October 24th 2008, 14:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US gets ready to pass the baton to the Iraqi military
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US parents send sniffer dogs into teenage bedrooms

Friday, October 24th 2008, 11:30

Parents are using drug sniffer dogs on their own children
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US drinks firm to keep Guns N' Roses free drink pledge

Friday, October 24th 2008, 8:42

A US company will keep its promise to give a free drink to all Americans if Guns N' Roses release a new album in 2008.
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Soyuz space capsule lands safely

Friday, October 24th 2008, 4:18
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Earth

A spacecraft carrying two Russian crew and a US space tourist arrives back on Earth from the International Space Station.
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Party colours

Friday, October 24th 2008, 1:04

Question mark of racism which could mislead US polls
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Early voting 'boosts Democrats'

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 18:50

A surge in early voting in the US presidential election appears to be benefiting the Democrats, figures show.
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US forces hand province to Iraqis

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 15:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Babil

Iraqi forces have been handed control of security in the central province of Babil by the US military.
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Shares volatile on recession fear

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 14:42

US shares are mixed in early trading, as a plethora of weak corporate earnings increases fears of a looming recession.
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News blogger detained in Nigeria

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 13:21
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A controversial US-based Nigerian news blogger is being held without charge by Nigeria's secret service.
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Chertoff details US 'no-fly list'

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 11:57

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says reports that thousands of people are barred from flying are "a myth".
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Turmoil in Latin American markets

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 10:28
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Brazil Brazil

Latin American investors brace themselves a day after government interventions in Argentina and Brazil.
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'US missiles' hit Pakistan school

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 9:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A suspected US missile strike kills at least eight students at a religious school in north-western Pakistan, witnesses say.
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Obama: McCain will 'endanger' US

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 8:17

White House hopeful Barack Obama warns that rival John McCain's policies will "endanger" US national security.
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Prison for US body part snatchers

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 7:50

Three men who admitted desecrating body parts to sell them for cash in the US are jailed for between eight and 58 years.
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Nasty memories? Mouse method could wipe slate clean

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 2:06

US scientists say they have erased memories from mice, raising hopes the technique could help humans overcome traumatic events.
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Recession fears drag shares lower

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 22:19
related places: Major

Stock markets fall sharply as fears of a global recession and further economic woe return to haunt investors.
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Iraqis hit back at US commander

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 16:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's government criticises US military chief Adm Mike Mullen's warning of security losses if it does not pass a security deal.
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Shares struggle on Asian markets

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 13:55
related places: Major, Asia

Major stock markets in Asia fall on Wednesday after weak company results in the US renew fears of a recession there.
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Warning over US election problems

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 12:26

Record turnout and new voting machines could add up to major difficulties on US election day, researchers warn.
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Security fears 'erode free press'

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 10:01
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Press

Press freedoms are being eroded even in democratic nations because of war and security worries, rights group Reporters Without Borders says.
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Liberal tide?

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 8:27

Democrats tipped to dominate US Senate elections
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The 'Hotel Honda'

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 8:12

The US former bank worker now sleeping in his car
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House arrest for disgraced Graham

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 6:14
related places: Graham, Balco

Athletics coach Trevor Graham is sentenced to a year's house arrest for lying during the US probe into the Balco doping scandal.
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US rivals trade blows on economy

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 0:09

US presidential rivals John McCain and Barack Obama attack each other's economic plans as they fight for votes in key states.
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