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Uncertainty ahead of US rate move

Monday, September 15th 2008, 22:50

Turmoil after Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy raises uncertainty over what direction US interest rates will head.
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Lehman Brothers files for bankruptcy

Monday, September 15th 2008, 19:21

Top US investment bank Lehman Brothers files for bankruptcy protection, sending shockwaves through markets.
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US rivals react to economic woes

Monday, September 15th 2008, 15:44
related places: Wall Street

US presidential hopefuls John McCain and Barack Obama react to the turmoil on Wall Street, calling for better industry regulation.
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US market joins global share fall

Monday, September 15th 2008, 15:01

Central banks inject billions into European markets as share prices tumble following the collapse of US giant Lehman Brothers.
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Pakistan soldiers 'confront US'

Monday, September 15th 2008, 12:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani troops fire shots into the air to stop US troops crossing into the South Waziristan region of Pakistan, local officials say.
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Pentagon chief lands in Baghdad

Monday, September 15th 2008, 10:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

US defence secretary Robert Gates is in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on a previously unannounced visit.
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Father stands by Kercher suspect

Monday, September 15th 2008, 9:48

An American student accused of murdering Briton Meredith Kercher was not involved at all, her father says.
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Empire of liberty

Monday, September 15th 2008, 5:31

Candidates embody conflicting ideas of the USA
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Lehman set to go into insolvency

Monday, September 15th 2008, 4:33
related places: Lehman

Preparations are made for investment bank Lehman Brothers, the latest victim of the US credit crisis, to file for bankruptcy.
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Storm curfew declared in Houston

Sunday, September 14th 2008, 21:58
related places: Texas

A curfew is imposed in Houston to prevent looting in the wake of Hurricane Ike that hit the US city and many other parts of Texas.
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Talks over sale of Lehman resume

Sunday, September 14th 2008, 15:01
related places: Sunday, Lehman

Negotiations restart to find a buyer for troubled US bank Lehman Brothers before a Sunday night deadline.
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Record donations month for Obama

Sunday, September 14th 2008, 14:55
related places: August

US presidential hopeful Barack Obama raises $66m of election money in August, making it his best month for fundraising.
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Impossible ideal

Sunday, September 14th 2008, 10:31

Why American presidents never match up to hopes
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Rescuers search storm-hit Texas

Sunday, September 14th 2008, 8:23
related places: Texas

A huge search and relief operation is under way in Texas, after the US state was hit by powerful Hurricane Ike.
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Los Angeles train crash kills 18

Saturday, September 13th 2008, 17:40
related places: Los Angeles

At least 18 people die and many are hurt as a passenger train and freight train collide in Los Angeles, officials say.
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'Catastrophic' storm hits Texas

Saturday, September 13th 2008, 13:42
related places: Texas

Hurricane Ike makes landfall in Texas, causing flooding, damaging buildings and cutting power to millions of people.
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Expulsions stoke US-LatAm dispute

Friday, September 12th 2008, 23:18
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A series of tit-for-tat expulsions and sanctions leaves the US without ambassadors in Bolivia, Venezuela and Honduras.
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Palin husband ordered to testify

Friday, September 12th 2008, 22:07

The husband of US Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is told to give evidence to a probe into her alleged abuse of power.
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Lehman scrambles to find a buyer

Friday, September 12th 2008, 21:51

Executives at Lehman Brothers are racing to meet a Sunday deadline to find a buyer for the troubled bank, the BBC learns.
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'Certain death' warning over Ike

Friday, September 12th 2008, 17:16
related places: Texas, Ike

Residents in the US state of Texas are urged to evacuate or face "certain death" ahead of Hurricane Ike.
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Georgia attack is 'Russia's 9/11'

Friday, September 12th 2008, 15:16
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev likens the Georgian conflict to the 9/11 attacks in the US.
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Negroponte hails Vietnam ties

Friday, September 12th 2008, 9:19
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

US deputy secretary of state John Negroponte hails warming ties with Vietnam, on his first visit there since the war.
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Chavez acts over US-Bolivia row

Friday, September 12th 2008, 5:07
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela President Hugo Chavez expels the US ambassador, as a diplomatic row grows between the US and Bolivia.
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Palin makes US TV interview debut

Friday, September 12th 2008, 1:21
related places: Republican

US vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin says she is "ready to serve", in her first TV interview as John McCain's running mate.
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Washington expels Bolivian envoy

Friday, September 12th 2008, 0:50

The US says it is expelling Bolivia's ambassador after its own envoy is told to leave, amid continuing violence in Bolivia.
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Investor fears hit Lehman shares

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 23:12
related places: Wall Street, Lehman

Shares in troubled US bank Lehman Brothers plunge 42% on continued fears over the future of the Wall Street institution.
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Economic gloom depresses the euro

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 19:42

The euro hits a fresh one-year low against the US dollar on renewed worries about the health of the European economy.
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Russia tells US to rethink allies

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 18:43
related countries: Russia Russia

President Medvedev says Russia will co-operate with the US on terrorism, but tells it to reconsider its ties with "rotten regimes".
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US marks seventh 9/11 anniversary

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 17:33

Moments of silence are held to mark the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the US which left nearly 3,000 people dead.
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Evacuations as Ike approaches US

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 17:27
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Texas, Ike

Residents in the US state of Texas take to the roads, as Hurricane Ike churns through the Gulf of Mexico.
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No victory in Iraq, says Petraeus

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 13:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The outgoing commander of US troops in Iraq says he will never declare victory there, adding the US faces "a long struggle".
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Big memories

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 10:31

In small US towns, Americans still remember 9/11
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New battle over Arctic oil plans

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 10:26
related places: Alaska, Arctic

As petrol prices rise in the US, pressure is growing to open up new areas of Alaska for oil exploration.
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Bolivia expels US ambassador

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 10:21
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

President Evo Morales accuses the US ambassador to Bolivia of encouraging the break-up of the country and orders him to leave.
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US 'must target Pakistan havens'

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 10:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

The US needs a new strategy to tackle militants in Afghanistan which includes Pakistan's border area, a top commander says.
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Warsaw hosts tense Russian talks

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 9:26
related countries: Poland Poland, Russia Russia
related places: Warsaw

Russia's foreign minister arrives in Poland amid tension over the war in Georgia and the US missile defence system.
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US-India accord sent to Congress

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 4:55
related countries: India India
related places: Congress

US President George W Bush sends a landmark civilian nuclear deal with India to the Congress for final approval.
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Japan 'ends Iraq supply mission'

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 3:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Japan Japan

Japan will end a military mission flying goods and personnel into Iraq in support of the US-led coalition.
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US oil officials in sex scandal

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 3:16

US officials responsible for collecting revenue from oil companies are accused of "ethical failure".
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US 'provoked Russia-Georgia war'

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 23:47
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Chechen President Kadyrov accuses the US of emboldening Georgia to start a war in the Caucasus to test Russian resolve.
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Conflict fear over Arctic borders

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 20:59
related places: Arctic

A senior US Coast Guard commander warns of conflict in the Arctic unless border disputes are resolved.
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Lehman shake-up as losses mount

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 20:40
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Lehman

Troubled US bank Lehman Brothers reports a massive quarterly loss and takes radical steps to strengthen its finances
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Hurricane Ike ploughs towards US

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 19:17
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Ike

US President Bush declares a state of emergency as Ike, a category two storm, heads across the Gulf of Mexico.
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US sanctions target Iran carrier

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 19:06
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The US imposes sanctions on Iran's national shipping company over its alleged support for Tehran's nuclear programme.
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Earthquake strikes southern Iran

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 14:54
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Bandar `Abbas

An earthquake measuring 6.1 strikes near the south Iranian city of Bandar Abbas, killing four people and injuring 26.
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Russia warning over missile sites

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 11:56
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia will not rule out targeting its rockets at US missile defence shields based in central Europe, a senior commander warns.
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Ex-KKK man freed over 1964 deaths

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 10:32

A US appeals court overturns the conviction of a former Ku Klux Klansman jailed over the deaths two black teenagers in 1964.
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US budget deficit seen at $438bn

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 9:35

The US budget deficit is expected to hit $438bn next year, according to estimates from the Congressional Budget Office.
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Chinese trade surplus at new high

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 6:36
related countries: China China
related places: August

China's trade surplus hit a monthly record of $28.7bn in August as the gap with the US and Europe widens.
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Obama win preferred, says poll

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 0:21

People outside the US would prefer Barack Obama to become president ahead of John McCain, suggests a BBC poll.
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US artiste says he was made to dance to be allowed into Israel

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 17:41
related countries: Israel Israel

A black American dancer with a Muslim first name was made to dance by Israeli airport security staff before they let him into the country, reports say.
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Bush reshuffles war zone troops

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 17:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq

President George W Bush orders 8,000 US soldiers back from Iraq and 4,500 reinforcements to go to Afghanistan by February.
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US home sales 'decline in July'

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 15:29

Pending sales of US homes fell more than expected in July, says the main estate agency trade body.
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Coast to coast

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 13:18

Our man Jon Kelly boards BBC bus for US election journey
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Federer thrilled with fifth title

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 1:58

Andy Murray says he needs to work hard to go one better than his US Open final loss to Roger Federer.
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Bush to announce troop reshuffle

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 1:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq

President Bush will announce plans to withdraw 8,000 US troops from Iraq and send reinforcements to Afghanistan.
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Murray vows to learn from defeat

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 1:14

Andy Murray says he needs to work hard to go one better than his US Open final loss to Roger Federer.
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Life for microwave baby killer in US

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 0:10

A US mother who burned her one-month-old daughter to death in a microwave oven is sentenced to life in prison without parole.
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Superb Federer ends Murray dream

Monday, September 8th 2008, 23:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Monday

Roger Federer is at his brilliant best as he wins a fifth straight US Open title and ends Andy Murray's hopes of a first Grand Slam crown.
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OJ Simpson trial jury pick starts

Monday, September 8th 2008, 20:26
related places: Nevada

Jury selection is under way at a Nevada court in the robbery and kidnapping trial of US ex-football star OJ Simpson.
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Mortgage bail-out rallies markets

Monday, September 8th 2008, 20:14
related places: Asia

Financial markets rally as the US government takes over mortgage firms Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae - the biggest bail-out of its kind.
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Spectacular fossil forests found deep in the coal mines of Illinois

Monday, September 8th 2008, 19:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A US-UK team of scientists find more spectacular fossil forests deep in the coal mines of Illinois.
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Live text - Murray v Federer

Monday, September 8th 2008, 19:04
related places: Murray

Britain's Andy Murray is two sets down against four-time champion Roger Federer in his maiden Grand Slam final at the US Open.
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White House race enters high gear

Monday, September 8th 2008, 15:03

The US presidential rivals step up their campaigns, as an opinion poll puts John McCain ahead of Barack Obama.
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US to review Afghan attack case

Monday, September 8th 2008, 10:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US forces in Afghanistan are to review an inquiry into an air raid as video evidence suggests scores of civilians were killed.
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US to re-open Afghan attack case

Monday, September 8th 2008, 10:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US forces in Afghanistan re-open an inquiry into an air raid after the emergence of video suggesting scores of civilians were killed.
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Serena plans new era of dominance

Monday, September 8th 2008, 7:37
related places: New

New world number one Serena Williams warns her rivals she has a renewed passion for tennis after winning her third US Open title.
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Serena seals third US Open title

Monday, September 8th 2008, 3:29

Serena Williams sees off a valiant display from Jelena Jankovic to win her third US Open title and regain the number one ranking.
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Live text - Serena v Jankovic

Monday, September 8th 2008, 1:06
related places: Serena

Former champion Serena Williams takes on second seed Jelena Jankovic in the US Open final.
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Murray stuns Nadal to reach final

Sunday, September 7th 2008, 22:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Andy Murray completes a stunning win over world number one Rafael Nadal at the US Open to reach his first Grand Slam final.
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US takes over key mortgage firms

Sunday, September 7th 2008, 20:42

President Bush says the US is taking over two mortgage giants because they posed "an unacceptable risk".
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US lenders 'face state takeover'

Sunday, September 7th 2008, 14:25

US officials will outline plans for mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, which are expected to be put under federal control.
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US Boeing workers strike over pay

Sunday, September 7th 2008, 10:02

Workers at the world's biggest aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, go on strike in the US.
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US rivals to make 9/11 appearance

Saturday, September 6th 2008, 21:11

US presidential rivals Barack Obama and John McCain say they will appear together on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
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Live text - Nadal v Murray

Saturday, September 6th 2008, 19:55

Britain's Andy Murray leads world number one Rafael Nadal by two sets to one in the semi-finals of the US Open.
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US stars unite for cancer charity in historic telethon

Saturday, September 6th 2008, 14:09

US celebrity cancer survivors including actors Christina Applegate and Patrick Swayze take part in a live charity telethon.
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US-India nuclear accord approved

Saturday, September 6th 2008, 13:45
related countries: India India

The US plan to lift a global ban on the sale of civilian nuclear materials to India gets international approval.
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US campaign reaches final phase

Saturday, September 6th 2008, 11:49
related places: White House

Presidential rivals Barack Obama and John McCain begin the final stage in their campaigns for the White House.
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Track record

Saturday, September 6th 2008, 5:29

Will Missourians pick US president yet again?
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US Libya relations in 'new phase'

Saturday, September 6th 2008, 3:51
related countries: Libya Libya

Relations between the US and Libya have entered a "new phase", says US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice.
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US rules out new economic package

Friday, September 5th 2008, 23:19

White House says it does not see need for new measures to stimulate economy despite sharp rise in unemployment.
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Serena to face Jankovic in final

Friday, September 5th 2008, 22:25

Serena Williams and Jelena Jankovic will meet in the US Open final after coming through their semis in straight sets.
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In pictures

Friday, September 5th 2008, 21:25
related places: McCain

US Republicans wrap up McCain's nomination
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Live text - Safina v Serena

Friday, September 5th 2008, 20:49
related places: Serena

Dinara Safina takes on Serena Williams in the semi-finals of the US Open.
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Live text - Dementieva v Jankovic

Friday, September 5th 2008, 18:49

Elena Dementieva takes on Jelena Jankovic in the semi-finals of the US Open.
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Iraq to quiz US over spying claim

Friday, September 5th 2008, 18:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq is to ask US officials for an explanation after a new book suggests the US has been spying on senior members of the Iraqi government.
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Disgraced US sprinter leaves jail

Friday, September 5th 2008, 16:44

US sprinter Marion Jones leaves prison after serving a six-month sentence for lying about steroid use and involvement in a drugs fraud case.
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Ukraine 'must live without fear'

Friday, September 5th 2008, 15:37
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The US vice-president reassures Ukraine that the US has a "deep and abiding interest" in the country's security.
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US bomb 'kills five in Pakistan'

Friday, September 5th 2008, 11:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least five people are killed in another suspected US missile strike in Pakistan's border region, officials say.
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US 'spying' on Iraqi leadership

Friday, September 5th 2008, 11:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Bush

The Bush administration has been extensively spying on Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki, a new book claims.
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US delivers aid to Georgian port

Friday, September 5th 2008, 10:36
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

A US Navy warship carrying humanitarian aid arrives in the Georgian port of Poti, where Russian troops are still deployed.
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Paes and Black win US Open title

Friday, September 5th 2008, 8:45
related countries: India India
related places: Black

Indian tennis star Leander Paes and partner Zimbabwean Cara Black win the mixed doubles title at the US Open.
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McCain vows to fight to change US

Friday, September 5th 2008, 4:34
related places: White House

John McCain promises "change is coming" as he accepts the Republican party's candidacy for the White House.
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Djokovic sets up Federer showdown

Friday, September 5th 2008, 4:04
related countries: Luxembourg Luxembourg

Novak Djokovic beats Andy Roddick in four sets and will now meet defending champion Roger Federer for a place in the US Open final.
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Roddick v Djokovic as it happened

Friday, September 5th 2008, 0:12

Third seed Novak Djokovic beats 2003 champion Andy Roddick in four sets to reach the US Open semi-finals.
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Economy worries hit world markets

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 21:26

European and US shares fall on more fears over the state of the economy and the prospect of slower Eurozone growth.
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US lobbyist jailed for corruption

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 20:56
related places: Washington

Former US political lobbyist Jack Abramoff is jailed for four years in a corruption case that shook Washington.
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Live text - Federer v Muller

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 18:56

Defending champion Roger Federer takes on qualifier Gilles Muller in the quarter-finals of the US Open.
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Pakistan fury over 'US assault'

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 17:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan summons the US ambassador over an alleged cross-border raid which officials say killed at least 15 villagers.
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Economy stronger than expected in US

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 17:25

Downbeat US employment ad retail data adds to economic jitters despite more positive figures from the service sector.
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