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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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'Poison letters' sent to US banks

Tuesday, October 21st 2008, 21:43
related places: America

The FBI is called in to help investigate threatening letters containing white powder sent to banks across America.
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US warning on Iraq deal failure

Tuesday, October 21st 2008, 20:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates warns of "dramatic consequences" if a deal on US forces in Iraq is not agreed.
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Guantanamo inmate charges dropped

Tuesday, October 21st 2008, 16:07
related countries: Cuba Cuba

US authorities drop war crimes charges against five detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre in Cuba.
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Afghan rethink

Tuesday, October 21st 2008, 15:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Mounting challenges facing next US president
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US, Russian military chiefs meet

Tuesday, October 21st 2008, 14:52
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia
related places: Top

Top military officers from the US and Russia meet to discuss ways to improve relations damaged by Russia's conflict with Georgia.
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Iraq seeking changes to US deal

Tuesday, October 21st 2008, 14:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's cabinet wants changes to a draft agreement that would allow US forces to stay until 2011, a spokesman says.
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Japan backs Afghan naval mission

Tuesday, October 21st 2008, 7:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Japan Japan

Japan's lower house of parliament votes to extend a controversial naval mission backing US operations in Afghanistan.
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Obama to break off from campaign

Tuesday, October 21st 2008, 6:27

US presidential hopeful Barack Obama is cancelling campaign events for two days to visit his sick grandmother in Hawaii.
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US Fed chief urges fresh crisis measures

Monday, October 20th 2008, 21:47

US Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke says more government spending to combat economic weakness "seems appropriate".
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Russians reject McCain cash plea generated by 'computer error'

Monday, October 20th 2008, 21:31
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: McCain

Russian diplomats turn down a funding request from US presidential candidate John McCain after a "computer error".
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Rice defends Middle East legacy

Monday, October 20th 2008, 20:37

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the Middle East is a better place for the policies of President Bush.
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Hayward waits

Monday, October 20th 2008, 20:35

Sitting on the most dangerous urban fault in the US
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US state curtails child dumping

Monday, October 20th 2008, 20:19
related places: Nebraska

The US state of Nebraska agrees to change a controversial law that allows the abandonment of children up to 18.
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US base accused 'plotted jihad'

Monday, October 20th 2008, 19:31

Five men accused of planning an attack on a New Jersey military base were intent on 'holy war', hears their trial.
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US presses Baghdad on troop deal

Monday, October 20th 2008, 16:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The US insists Iraq will regain its sovereignty under a security pact which would see American troops staying another three years.
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War remains sought in Korea's DMZ

Monday, October 20th 2008, 10:59
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Korea

S Korean and US officials are to search the border with N Korea for remains of soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War.
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New bid to seal Iraq troop deal

Monday, October 20th 2008, 1:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi political leaders meet in late night session to discuss plans for a deal to keep US troops in the country until 2011.
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Colin Powell backs Barack Obama

Sunday, October 19th 2008, 18:36

George W Bush's former secretary of state Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama for US president, in a sharp rebuke to Republicans.
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Obama breaks fundraising record

Sunday, October 19th 2008, 13:11

US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama raised more than $150m in September, his campaign says.
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Sarah Palin meets her mimic, live on US comedy show

Sunday, October 19th 2008, 10:56
related places: Republican

Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin meets her mimic on the hit-US comedy show, Saturday Night Live.
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Leaders to rethink global finance

Sunday, October 19th 2008, 10:32

President George Bush invites world leaders to the US by the end of the year to discuss global financial reforms.
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Collectors' items?

Sunday, October 19th 2008, 9:49

Weird and wonderful US election souvenirs
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US to host global finance summit

Sunday, October 19th 2008, 8:03
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

The US, France and the EU unveil plans for a series of summits to discuss ways of dealing with the global financial crisis.
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Doctors find Bee Gees hit could literally keep you Stayin' Alive

Sunday, October 19th 2008, 6:39

US medics find the Bee Gees song, Stayin' Alive, provides an ideal beat to follow when performing CPR on a victim of a cardiac arrest.
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White House rivals swap tax barbs

Sunday, October 19th 2008, 4:54
related places: White House

John McCain and Barack Obama trade sharp words over tax plans, with just 17 days to go before the election.
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Murray gains revenge over Federer

Saturday, October 18th 2008, 17:49
related countries: Spain Spain

Andy Murray beats Roger Federer to reach the final of the Madrid Masters, where he will play surprise finalist Gilles Simon.
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DeGeneres urges gay marriage vote

Saturday, October 18th 2008, 15:43

US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has bought $100,000 of TV airtime to back gay marriage.
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Colombian drug baron admits guilt

Saturday, October 18th 2008, 10:40
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A Colombian drugs trafficker admits being a leader of a powerful cartel that smuggled $10bn of cocaine into the US.
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Iraqis stage mass anti-US rally

Saturday, October 18th 2008, 8:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Thousands of supporters of Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr march in Baghdad against plans to extend the US mandate in Iraq.
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US sanctions for Mauritania junta

Saturday, October 18th 2008, 2:01
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

The US imposes a travel ban on several members of the military government in Mauritania.
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US court told of Venezuela graft

Saturday, October 18th 2008, 1:04
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The partner of a Venezuelan man accused of being an illegal agent in the US says they made millions of dollars by corruption.
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Iraqis assess US troop withdrawal

Friday, October 17th 2008, 21:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Senior Iraqi politicians adjourn talks on a draft deal that could see the withdrawal of US troops in three years' time.
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Court blocks Ohio vote challenge

Friday, October 17th 2008, 17:46
related places: Republican, Ohio

The US Supreme Court blocks Republican moves to challenge 200,000 newly-registered Ohio voters.
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US extends visa waiver to EU newcomers

Friday, October 17th 2008, 16:37
related countries: South Korea South Korea

President George W Bush says the citizens of six EU nations and South Korea will be able to travel to the US visa-free.
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Gone AWOL

Friday, October 17th 2008, 15:52

How foreign policy fell off the US election radar
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N Korea 'puts back reactor seals'

Friday, October 17th 2008, 15:51
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea has resealed its nuclear equipment at the controversial Yongbyon plant, the US state department says.
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Early falls for New York shares

Friday, October 17th 2008, 14:34
related places: Wall Street

US shares open lower after figures showed a sharper than expected deterioration in the number of new homes being built.
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Draft dissent

Friday, October 17th 2008, 10:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US forces deal sparks opposition in Iraq
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Doubts raised on US 'plumber Joe'

Friday, October 17th 2008, 8:06
related places: Joe

Doubts are cast over the story of Joe the plumber, the man who became the star of the US presidential debate.
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Magnetic field 'aids US coma victim'

Friday, October 17th 2008, 6:59

A US patient left in a coma-like state after a road accident recovered the ability to speak after repeated exposure to a magnetic field.
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Contrasting styles

Friday, October 17th 2008, 6:51

Debates put cool Obama and feisty McCain into focus
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Brain signals predict weight gain

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 23:08

The brain's response to a chocolate milkshake may predict future weight gain, US researchers show.
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US shares up in volatile trading

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 22:23
related places: Wall Street

Wall Street shares end more than 4% higher after sharp falls and gains in a day of tense rollercoaster trading.
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Fifteen minutes

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 21:29
related places: Joe

'Joe the plumber' shoots to fame after US debate
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US rivals back on campaign trail

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 16:08

The US presidential rivals head back to the campaign trail after a final televised debate of heated exchanges.
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Vietnamese media trial condemned

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 15:21
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

The US and media groups condemn the punishment of two Vietnamese journalists who helped expose corruption.
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Afghan policeman 'kills US soldier'

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 15:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan policeman kills a US soldier in Afghanistan, the second incident of its kind in less than a month, the US military says.
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Shares plummet on Asian markets

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 12:41
related countries: Japan Japan

Asian stock markets plunge on fears of a global recession with Tokyo's Nikkei index down by more than 11%.
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Thursday, October 16th 2008, 11:56

A US judge dismisses a case against God, ruling that because the defendant has no address, legal papers cannot be served.
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Hurricane fears ease in Caribbean

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 10:14
related countries: British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Virgin Islands Virgin Islands

Hurricane Omar is rapidly moving away after barrelling through north-east Caribbean islands, forecasters say.
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US hopefuls in tense final debate

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 10:02
related places: New York

The US presidential candidates clash over the economy and negative campaigning in a testy, final pre-election debate.
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Markets dive on recession fears

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 0:16
related places: Wall Street

Wall Street suffers its biggest drop in 21 years amid fears of a global recession, sending shares tumbling in Japan.
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Cheney's heart returns to normal

Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 21:45

US Vice-President Dick Cheney returns to his normal routine after successful treatment for an abnormal heart rhythm.
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Iraq mulls new US security draft

Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 17:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi leaders examine a new draft deal under which US troops would remain after the UN mandate expires, officials say.
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Colin Powell dances hip-hop to Nigerian fraudsters' beat

Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 15:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Africa

Ex US diplomat Colin Powell dances hip-hop to celebrate African culture, but to a Nigerian fraudsters' anthem.
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US rivals to spar in final debate

Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 13:10
related places: New York

The US presidential hopefuls are to meet in New York for the final pre-election debate, with domestic issues the key focus.
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Key Iraq al-Qaeda leader 'killed'

Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 12:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

The US military says al-Qaeda in Iraq's second-in-command has been killed in an operation in the northern city of Mosul.
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US unveils $250bn banking rescue

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 21:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US government will buy stakes in major banks to try to stabilise the battered financial sector.
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Bush to host crisis talks with EU

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 19:54
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

US President George W Bush is to hold economic talks on Saturday with French President Nicolas Sarkozy and EC President Jose Manuel Barroso.
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McCain vows fight-back on economy

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 18:09

US presidential hopeful John McCain unveils a new economic plan as he pledges to overhaul Barack Obama's lead in the polls.
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US court rejects death row appeal

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 16:34
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The US Supreme Court rejects a final appeal by Troy Davis, who was convicted in 1991 of killing a policeman in Georgia.
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Child dumped under Nebraska law

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 8:28
related places: Nebraska

A mother drives for 12 hours across the US to leave her 13-year-old son in Nebraska, under a unique safe-haven law.
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Asian stocks repeat US successes

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 6:58
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo, New York

Tokyo's Nikkei index jumps a record 14%, as confidence starts to return to financial markets.
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'American' arrested in Pakistan

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 5:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

A man thought to be a US citizen is arrested in a tribal area close to the Afghan border, police say.
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US stocks soar after crisis talks

Monday, October 13th 2008, 21:29

Wall Street shares rocket 11% as investors welcome fresh efforts by governments to deal with the financial crisis.
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Iran 'bribing Iraqi politicians'

Monday, October 13th 2008, 16:25
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq

Iran is trying to bribe Iraqi legislators into rejecting a security deal with the US, says the American commander in Iraq.
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US election quiz

Monday, October 13th 2008, 14:31
related places: White House

Race to the White House: test your knowledge
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Krugman wins Nobel for economics

Monday, October 13th 2008, 12:40

American Paul Krugman has won this year's Nobel economics prize for his work on trade patterns, it has been announced.
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Search for the origin of 'yeti hair' ends up with a goat

Monday, October 13th 2008, 11:20
related countries: India India

Scientists in the US who examined hairs claimed to belong to a yeti in India say that in fact they belong to a species of Himalayan goat.
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Lotto scam 'fuels Jamaica crime'

Monday, October 13th 2008, 8:43
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Police in Jamaica say a lottery scam targeting US citizens is helping to arm gangs with powerful weapons.
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Talking America

Monday, October 13th 2008, 2:33

Hamburgers and the United States' image abroad
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Fed clears Wachovia bank takeover

Monday, October 13th 2008, 1:48

US Federal Reserve approves a $12bn takeover of troubled bank Wachovia and it subsidiaries by Wells Fargo.
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US banking rules 'outdated'

Monday, October 13th 2008, 0:04

US banking regulators need a "dramatic overhaul", according to Harvey Pitt who used to run one of them.
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Nun, 106, to back Obama after not voting since 1952

Sunday, October 12th 2008, 11:00
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

A 106-year-old American nun living in a convent in Rome could well be the oldest person to vote in the 2008 US Presidential election and says she will support Barack Obama.
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N Korea hails terror list removal

Sunday, October 12th 2008, 7:37
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea welcomes a US decision to remove it from a list of sponsors of terrorism and agrees to allow nuclear access.
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US tourist set for space station

Sunday, October 12th 2008, 7:19
related places: Sunday

US space tourist Richard Garriott follows in the footsteps of his astronaut father as he blasts off into space.
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Japan objects to US N Korea move

Sunday, October 12th 2008, 6:35
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea
related places: Washington

Japan criticises as "regrettable" Washington's decision to remove North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism.
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'US missiles' hit Pakistan town

Sunday, October 12th 2008, 1:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

At least four people die in a missile attack on a town in a Pakistani tribal region near Afghanistan, officials say.
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N Korea taken off US terror list

Saturday, October 11th 2008, 16:39
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Washington

The US removes North Korea from its state terror list after the North agrees to nuclear inspection demands, the US says.
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Poverty politics

Saturday, October 11th 2008, 15:41

Does Obama offer hope to the US poor?
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Bush plea for unity amid crisis

Saturday, October 11th 2008, 14:52

US President George W Bush says the serious global financial crisis demands a serious global response.
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US voters and the adversity effect

Saturday, October 11th 2008, 10:28

In Ohio, the BBC's Justin Webb considers how coping with hard times is a big issue among American voters.
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GM and Chrysler 'in merger talks'

Saturday, October 11th 2008, 5:41
related places: Chrysler

Struggling US car giants General Motors and Chrysler are in talks about a possible merger, US media say.
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US state legalises gay marriage

Saturday, October 11th 2008, 2:07

Connecticut's top court overturns a ban on same-sex marriages, making it the third US state to legalise such unions.
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Fear grips global stock markets

Friday, October 10th 2008, 21:42
related places: Dow

Stock markets in London, Paris and Frankfurt again register big losses amid fears of an economic slowdown.
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US and India sign nuclear accord

Friday, October 10th 2008, 21:07
related countries: India India

The US and India sign a controversial civilian nuclear co-operation accord, ending 34 years of American sanctions.
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Bush vows to stabilise US economy

Friday, October 10th 2008, 20:52

President George W Bush vows to work "aggressively" to restore economic stability, as world stock markets tumble.
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'No decision' on US-N Korea deal

Friday, October 10th 2008, 18:32
related places: North

The US says there is "no decision" on removing North Korea from its terror blacklist - a part of a nuclear disarmament deal.
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US athlete jailed on drugs charge

Friday, October 10th 2008, 16:37

US sprinter Tim Montgomery is jailed for five years for dealing in heroin, months after being convicted of fraud.
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'Arms dealer' fights extradition

Friday, October 10th 2008, 10:28
related countries: Russia Russia, Thailand Thailand

Alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout appears in a Thai court to fight extradition to the US on terrorism charges.
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