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Bush backs McCain for president

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 5:13

President George W Bush praises presidential nominee John McCain's leadership at the US Republicans' national convention.
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Federer edges through in thriller

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 0:23

Defending champion Roger Federer needs five sets to beat Igor Andreev and reach the quarter-finals of the US Open.
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Rice to make historic Libya visit

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 23:57
related countries: Libya Libya

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is to make a historic first visit to Libya.
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Republican convention to resume

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 22:48

The US Republican Party convention is due to return to its main agenda with the threat from Hurricane Gustav having passed.
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Republican convention to resume

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 22:08

The US Republican Party convention is due to return to its main agenda with the threat from Hurricane Gustav having passed.
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A wife's role

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 21:29

The US presidential spouse needs her own persona
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Live text - Andreev v Federer

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 20:42
related countries: Russia Russia

Defending champion Roger Federer takes on Russia's Igor Andreev in the fourth round of the US Open.
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Djokovic edges past Robredo test

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 20:33
related countries: Spain Spain

Third seed Novak Djokovic overcomes an upset stomach to edge a 4-6 6-2 6-3 5-7 6-3 win over Spain's Tommy Robredo and reach the US Open quarter-finals.
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US probe finds fewer Afghan dead

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 18:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US military says only seven Afghan civilians were killed in an operation last month, not the 90 the UN suggests.
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Louisiana counts cost of Gustav

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 17:22

Hurricane Gustav has caused "major damage" across the US Gulf state of Louisiana, says its governor, Bobby Jindal.
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Live text - Robredo v Djokovic

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 16:35
related countries: Spain Spain

Third seed Novak Djokovic takes on Spain's Tommy Robredo in the fourth round of the US Open.
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Azinger picks three Ryder rookies

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 14:11
related places: Valhalla

Chad Campbell, Steve Stricker, Hunter Mahan and JB Holmes are named as US wildcard picks for this month's Ryder Cup contest against Europe.
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Teenage dilemma

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 13:36

Palin case throws US pregnancy rate into spotlight
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Mexicans sending home less money

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 9:58

The slowing of the US economy and the fall in the dollar has led to a sharp drop in the amount of money that Mexicans are sending home.
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Pelosi visits Hiroshima memorial

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 8:41

Nancy Pelosi becomes the highest-ranking US official to pay respects to victims of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.
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South Korea in talks with Lehman

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 6:51
related places: Lehman

South Korea confirms speculation that it is interested in troubled US investment bank Lehman Brothers.
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Gustav dominates Republican event

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 6:37

The Republican Party finishes day one of its national convention - scaled back because of Tropical Storm Gustav.
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Hurricane Gustav batters US towns

Monday, September 1st 2008, 20:43

Hurricane Gustav brings torrential rain and severe winds as it heads inland, but is downgraded to a Category One storm.
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US hands over key Iraq province

Monday, September 1st 2008, 13:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US military transfers control of Anbar province, once the centre of Iraq's Sunni insurgency, to the Iraqi government.
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Djokovic toils as Federer cruises

Monday, September 1st 2008, 5:41

Novak Djokovic struggles past Marin Cilic as Roger Federer and Andy Roddick make smooth progress into the fourth round of the US Open.
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Hurricane hits Republican plans

Monday, September 1st 2008, 4:31
related places: Republican

The opening day of the US Republican convention is scaled down as nearly two million people flee Hurricane Gustav.
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Live text - Federer v Stepanek

Sunday, August 31st 2008, 18:58

Former world number one Roger Federer produces a superb display to beat Radek Stepanek and reach the US Open fourth round.
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New Orleans declares storm curfew

Sunday, August 31st 2008, 18:22
related places: New Orleans

The mayor of New Orleans puts the US city under curfew from Sunday evening as Hurricane Gustav approaches.
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Abbas and Olmert meet for talks

Sunday, August 31st 2008, 17:50
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas meet for a further round of peace talks.
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US to back Afghan air raid probe

Sunday, August 31st 2008, 0:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US-led forces in Afghanistan will take part in a joint investigation into claims more than 90 civilians were killed in an air strike.
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Federer & Djokovic cruise through

Saturday, August 30th 2008, 5:53

Second and third seeds Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic reach the third round of the US Open in straight sets.
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US surprise and praise for Palin

Saturday, August 30th 2008, 5:07

Democratic rivals say John McCain's running mate Sarah Palin is "admirable" but concerns remain of inexperience.
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Mugabe hands white Zimbabwe swimmer $100,000 cash prize

Friday, August 29th 2008, 22:14
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's top Olympic swimmer is given a $100,000 dollar reward by the country's president, Robert Mugabe.
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Microwave baby killer convicted

Friday, August 29th 2008, 20:26

A US court convicts a mother of murdering her one-month-old daughter by burning her to death in a microwave oven.
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McCain picks female running mate

Friday, August 29th 2008, 18:58

US Republican presidential hopeful John McCain picks Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, 44, as his surprise running mate.
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EU to investigate BA-AA alliance

Friday, August 29th 2008, 11:00
related places: Iberia

The European Union has opened an antitrust investigation into a revenue-sharing deal between BA, American Airlines and Iberia.
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Jamaica lashed by tropical storm

Friday, August 29th 2008, 10:38
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica
related places: New Orleans

Tropical Storm Gustav makes landfall in Jamaica, with meteorologists warning it could strengthen into a hurricane.
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Obama launches historic campaign

Friday, August 29th 2008, 6:49
related places: Democrat, White House

Barack Obama promises to keep the American dream alive as he accepts his historic Democratic nomination for the White House.
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US rejects 'false' Russia claim

Friday, August 29th 2008, 6:02
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

The US dismisses accusations by Russia that it helped provoke the conflict in Georgia for domestic political reasons.
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Ivanovic beaten by qualifier Coin

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 22:23
related countries: France France
related places: Coin

World number one Ana Ivanovic is sent crashing out of the US Open by French qualifier Julie Coin.
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US jury acquits US ex-marine

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 22:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US federal jury clears a former marine sergeant of the deaths of Iraqi detainees.
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Putin blames US for Georgia role

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 21:20
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accuses the United States of provoking the conflict in Georgia.
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US economy shows marked growth

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 14:50

The US economy grew 3.3% in the second quarter of 2008, the Commerce Department said, much higher than first thought.
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UK hacker loses extradition appeal

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 11:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Briton accused of hacking into secret Nasa military computers loses his appeal against extradition to the US.
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Seeds of peace

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 10:56

US summer camp brings Arabs and Israelis together
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US coast gets set amid storm fear

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 10:51
related places: New Orleans, Louisiana

Fears of a possible storm prompt Louisiana to declare a state of emergency and New Orleans to prepare evacuation plans.
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Management shake-up at Fannie Mae

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 10:02

The US mortgage giant announces a shake-up of top executives in an attempt to restore confidence.
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Nepalese sue US company over Iraq

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 8:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Nepal Nepal

A Nepalese man and relatives of 12 others killed in Iraq four years ago sue American firm KBR on charges of human trafficking.
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Bill Clinton hails Barack Obama

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 7:19

Bill Clinton resoundingly endorses Barack Obama, who is formally nominated by US Democrats as their presidential candidate.
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American dream?

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 5:14

Workers fail to benefit from economic growth
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Clinton urges party to back Obama

Wednesday, August 27th 2008, 5:32

Hillary Clinton calls on the Democrats to back her former rival Barack Obama for president, at the party's convention.
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Federer storms to opening victory

Wednesday, August 27th 2008, 4:48
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Roger Federer begins his quest for his fifth consecutive US Open title by beating Argentina's Maximo Gonzalez in just 82 minutes.
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'No evidence' of threat to Obama

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 23:56

Three men arrested on weapons and drugs charges in the US were not involved in a credible plan to kill Barack Obama, officials say.
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US to keep N Korea on terror list

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 21:52
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US accuses Pyongyang of violating a six-nation nuclear accord and says North Korea will remain on a terrorism blacklist.
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Bug causes US air traffic delays

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 21:38

Air traffic at dozens of US airports is delayed by a computer glitch, aviation officials say.
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Ivanovic survives US Open scare

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 17:54
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Top

Top seed Ana Ivanovic overcomes Vera Dushevina of Russia 6-1 4-6 6-4 in the first round of the US Open.
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Rice wraps up Mid East peace push

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 15:29
related countries: Israel Israel

The US Secretary of State ends her latest peace push saying there is still a good chance of an Israeli-Palestinian deal.
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Strike 'killed 60 young Afghans'

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 12:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Friday

The UN finds "convincing proof" that 60 children and 30 adults were killed in a US air strike in western Afghanistan last Friday.
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N Korea 'stops nuclear disabling'

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 10:47
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea says it has stopped disabling its nuclear plants because it has not yet been removed from a US terrorism list.
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US anger at Russian Georgia vote

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 9:42
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

President Bush urges Russia not to recognise Georgia's rebel enclaves as independent, as US ships head to Russian-held Poti.
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Rice meets Olmert in peace push

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 9:16
related countries: Israel Israel

The US Secretary of State meets the Israeli PM ahead of three-way talks aimed at a Mid-East peace deal.
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Nadal tested in opening victory

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 6:50
related countries: Germany Germany

World number one Rafael Nadal is pushed hard before beating Germany's Bjorn Phau in round one of the US Open.
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Democrats praise 'new hope' Obama

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 6:40

The US Democratic Party launches its convention with ringing endorsements of White House hopeful Barack Obama.
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Democrats gather to endorse Obama

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 1:49
related places: Clinton

Veteran Senator Edward Kennedy makes a surprise speech in support of Barack Obama at the Democratic convention.
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Mortgage giants up on debt sale

Monday, August 25th 2008, 21:18

Shares in Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae rise after Freddie Mac sells $2bn of short-term debt.
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US housing sales increase in July

Monday, August 25th 2008, 21:13

Sales of previously owned homes climbed in July as buyers exploited recent falls in prices, official data shows.
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Murray strolls through at US Open

Monday, August 25th 2008, 20:52
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Andy Murray beats Sergio Roitman of Argentina in round one of the US Open.
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Live text - Murray v Roitman

Monday, August 25th 2008, 19:10
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Murray

British number one Andy Murray opens his US Open campaign against Argentine Sergio Roitman.
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Rice in Mid East on peace mission

Monday, August 25th 2008, 16:14

Condoleezza Rice arrives in the Middle East as part of US efforts to secure a peace deal by the end of the year.
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Iraq seeking 2011 troop pullout

Monday, August 25th 2008, 15:47
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki speaks in detail about a deal to bring an end to the foreign troop presence by 2011.
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China deports US Tibet protesters

Monday, August 25th 2008, 3:53
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China deports eight Americans detained in Beijing last week for demonstrating about Tibet during the Olympic Games.
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Americans die in Guatemala crash

Monday, August 25th 2008, 0:42
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Five US aid workers are among 10 people killed when a small plane crashes east of the Guatemalan capital, police say.
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US warship reaches Georgian port

Sunday, August 24th 2008, 16:48
related countries: Georgia Georgia

A US warship arrives in the Georgian port of Batumi carrying the first shipment of aid since the conflict began.
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US stars regain basketball gold

Sunday, August 24th 2008, 9:32
related countries: Spain Spain

The US men's basketball team regain the Olympic title, but are made to work for a 118-107 victory by a valiant Spain side.
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US urges China to free activists

Sunday, August 24th 2008, 7:44
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

US officials urge China to free eight activists detained after mounting pro-Tibet protests in Beijing last week.
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Obama introduces Biden at rally

Sunday, August 24th 2008, 1:06

US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama introduces Senator Joe Biden as his running mate at a rally in Illinois.
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Obama picks Biden as running mate

Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 17:11

US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama chooses veteran lawmaker and foreign policy expert Joe Biden to be his running mate in November's election.
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Fay hits Florida for fourth time

Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 15:17
related places: Florida

Tropical Storm Fay hits Florida again, becoming the first storm to make landfall four times in the US state.
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Afghanistan criticises US attack

Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 12:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai condemns a US raid which officials say killed at least 70 civilians.
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Obama set to reveal running-mate

Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 5:45
related places: Friday

US Democratic hopeful Barack Obama is poised to reveal his vice-presidential running mate, with Joe Biden set to be chosen.
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Russia accused of abusing truce

Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 3:40
related countries: France France, Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

The US and France accuse Russia of failing to comply with the terms of its ceasefire with Georgia by creating buffer zones.
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Brazil hands 'drug baron' to US

Friday, August 22nd 2008, 20:24
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Brazil extradites the alleged leader of one of Colombia's most powerful drug cartels, Juan Carlos Ramirez Abadia, to the US.
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US troops 'to quit Iraq by 2011'

Friday, August 22nd 2008, 17:37
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

US combat troops could leave Iraq by 2011 under a deal awaiting approval by Baghdad, a top Iraqi official says.
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Storm lashes Florida for fifth day

Friday, August 22nd 2008, 15:37
related places: Florida

Tropical Storm Fay hits Florida for a fifth day, becoming the first storm to make landfall three times in the US state for 50 years.
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Clay crowned decathlon champion

Friday, August 22nd 2008, 14:27
related places: Friday

American Bryan Clay cruises to decathlon gold after destroying the field on Friday.
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US troops 'to quit Iraq by 2011'

Friday, August 22nd 2008, 14:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

US combat troops could leave Iraq by 2011 under a deal awaiting approval by Baghdad, a top Iraqi official says.
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Supply concerns send oil surging

Thursday, August 21st 2008, 21:35
related countries: Poland Poland

Oil prices breach $122 a barrel on the back of geopolitical worries after the US signs a missile shield deal with Poland.
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A good bet?

Thursday, August 21st 2008, 19:46

The US election proves a winner for bookmakers
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Deal on US troops in Iraq 'close'

Thursday, August 21st 2008, 14:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Iraq says a deal on the future of US forces is "very close" after talks with the US secretary of state in Baghdad.
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Merritt clinches shock 400m gold

Thursday, August 21st 2008, 13:49

LaShawn Merritt claims a surprise gold in the 400m final to lead a clean sweep of the medals for the United States.
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Fraud halts US refugee programme

Thursday, August 21st 2008, 10:01
related places: America

Washington suspends a scheme to reunite African refugees with relatives in the US after uncovering widespread fraud.
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Washington diary

Thursday, August 21st 2008, 8:39

Does the choice of US vice president really matter?
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Rice in surprise visit to Baghdad

Thursday, August 21st 2008, 8:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrives in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on an unannounced visit.
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Japan surplus down as US weakens

Thursday, August 21st 2008, 7:29
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's trade surplus shrank by more than expected in July, as a result of weaker US demand and an increase in oil imports.
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Cold front?

Thursday, August 21st 2008, 1:23
related countries: Poland Poland, Russia Russia

Polish missile deal heightens Russia and US tensions
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Life terms for US rail-crash man

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 21:06
related places: Los Angeles

A man who caused a huge train crash by leaving his car on the tracks is given 11 life sentences by a Los Angeles court.
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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac slump

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 20:38

Shares in US mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac plunge again amid new talk of a government bail-out.
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Russia condemns US missile deal

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 19:52
related countries: Poland Poland, Russia Russia

Russia says a US-Polish missile defence deal creates a new arms race, warning it will react beyond "diplomatic demarches".
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US 'help' for Pakistan displaced

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 11:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

The US says it is ready to help Pakistan look after huge numbers of people displaced in fighting close to the Afghan border.
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US and Poland seal missile deal

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 10:35
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Warsaw

The US and Poland sign a deal to locate part of a controversial US missile defence shield on Polish territory, angering Russia.
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Bustos puts US into Beijing final

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 5:00
related countries: China China, Japan Japan
related places: Beijing

Crystl Bustos hits a three-run homer in the ninth inning as the United States beat Japan 4-1 to reach the final of the Olympic softball tournament.
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US ex-marine faces Iraq charges

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 3:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The civil trial opens of an ex-US marine accused of killing unarmed Iraqi detainees in Falluja, in the first case of its kind.
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US 'Bigfoot' turns out to be gorilla suit in ice

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 1:38
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Bigfoot

The claimed recent discovery of Bigfoot in the US state of Georgia has turned out to be a gorilla suit in a block of ice.
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Homebuilding in US at 17-year low

Tuesday, August 19th 2008, 13:54

The number of US homes and apartments being built falls to the lowest level in more than 17 years, government figures show.
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Why are some countries more successful at the Olympics?

Tuesday, August 19th 2008, 11:51
related countries: China China

China is currently top of the medals table at the Beijing Olympics with 39 gold medals. The USA has the highest number of medals overall, with 72 medals in total. How important are Olympic medals to your country?
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