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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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US court jails Colombia militants

Friday, October 10th 2008, 1:55
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A US court has jailed two Colombian paramilitary leaders for 20 years, for drug-trafficking and money-laundering.
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McCain ad says Obama 'too risky'

Thursday, October 9th 2008, 23:27

US Republican John McCain launches a new campaign advert accusing his Democratic rival of being "too risky" to be president.
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'US missile' hits Pakistani house

Thursday, October 9th 2008, 21:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A missile from a suspected unmanned US aircraft kills at least eight in a Pakistani tribal area close to Afghanistan, reports say.
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Syria releases American reporters

Thursday, October 9th 2008, 20:33
related countries: Syria Syria

Two US journalists arrested for entering Syria illegally are released in Damascus, the state department says.
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Prosperity driven from Detroit

Thursday, October 9th 2008, 14:31
related places: Detroit

Andrew Whitehead discovers how a US city once famous for its car industry is facing difficult times.
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Changing America

Thursday, October 9th 2008, 11:38

Historian Simon Schama on the US's shifting self-image
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'Win-win' deal

Thursday, October 9th 2008, 9:15

How Bush nuclear deal transformed US India relations
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US warns of further bank failures

Thursday, October 9th 2008, 5:54

The US treasury secretary warns some banks will still fail despite a $700bn rescue package, as Asian markets enjoy calmer trading.
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US debt clock runs out of digits as growing deficit needs extra zeros

Thursday, October 9th 2008, 2:21
related places: New York

The national debt clock in New York runs out of digits to record the spiralling figure.
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Guantanamo Uighur release blocked

Thursday, October 9th 2008, 0:23
related countries: China China

A US court puts a temporary halt on a judge's decision to allow the release of 17 Chinese Muslims being held at Guantanamo Bay.
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US rivals back on campaign trail

Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 23:38

Presidential candidates trade blows as they return to campaign trail after Tuesday's televised debate in Nashville.
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US admits higher Afghan raid toll

Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 22:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: August

A US military inquiry finds that an air strike in Afghanistan in August killed many more civilians than first acknowledged.
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Central banks cut interest rates

Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 22:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The world's major central banks cut interest rates, but the unprecedented step fails to cheer markets.
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Bush signs US-India nuclear bill

Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 21:52
related countries: India India

US President George W Bush signs into law a nuclear deal with India to end a three-decade ban on nuclear trade.
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US citizens 'missing in Lebanon'

Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 21:12
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

Two American citizens are missing in Lebanon, the US embassy in Beirut says in an appeal for information on their whereabouts.
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Border warning

Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 9:21
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria

US military aid to Lebanon sends Syria a message
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US voters put rivals to the test

Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 8:44
related places: Nashville, Tennessee

The US presidential hopefuls spar over the financial crisis and foreign policy in a debate where voters put the questions.
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Kenya deports Obama author

Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 8:14
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The Kenyan authorities deport the US author of a highly critical book about Barack Obama.
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UK firm in US body armour pay-out

Tuesday, October 7th 2008, 22:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A subsidiary of UK defence giant BAE Systems has agreed to pay millions of dollars to the US government over defective body armour.
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Anger over Guantanamo ruling

Tuesday, October 7th 2008, 22:16
related countries: China China

The White House criticises a US judge who ruled 17 Chinese Muslims held at Guantanamo Bay should be freed into the US.
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Bush urges joint crisis response

Tuesday, October 7th 2008, 20:58

US President George W Bush calls for co-ordinated action by industrialised countries to tackle the worldwide credit crunch.
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US stocks sink to five-year low

Tuesday, October 7th 2008, 20:51

The financial crisis sends US stocks to their lowest levels in five years despite earlier gains on European markets.
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Middle East stock markets plunge

Tuesday, October 7th 2008, 17:00
related places: Arab

Shares on the main Arab stock markets fall sharply amid concern the financial crisis in the US and Europe is spreading to the Middle East.
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Iran 'forces down foreign plane'

Tuesday, October 7th 2008, 15:05
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran says a foreign plane was forced to land there after straying into its airspace before being released.
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Iraq says US troop deal is close

Tuesday, October 7th 2008, 10:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The US and Iraq are close to an agreement over US troops remaining in Iraq after 2008, Iraq's foreign minister says.
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Prophet bride book appears in US

Tuesday, October 7th 2008, 9:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A novel about the Prophet Muhammad's child bride appears in the US after an attack on the UK publisher.
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US renounces Afghan 'defeatism'

Tuesday, October 7th 2008, 6:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates rejects as 'defeatist' a comment by a top British commander that the war in Afghanistan cannot be won.
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Lehman Bros head took home $300m

Tuesday, October 7th 2008, 2:44
related places: Congress

The head of failed US bank Lehman Brothers tells Congress he took home $300m in the past eight years.
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China cancels US military contact

Monday, October 6th 2008, 23:40
related countries: China China, Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Washington

China cancels some military and diplomatic exchanges with the US over Washington's $6.5bn deal to supply Taiwan with arms.
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California crash driver arrested

Monday, October 6th 2008, 21:12
related places: California

The driver of a US bus that crashed killing eight passengers is held on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, police say.
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Democrats 'winning new voters'

Monday, October 6th 2008, 17:16

As new voter registration ends in several key states, reports suggest the US Democrats have gained more than the Republicans.
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US election quiz

Monday, October 6th 2008, 17:08

How closely are you following the US vote?
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Starbucks denies it wastes water

Monday, October 6th 2008, 12:26

US coffee-shop chain Starbucks defends itself against claims of a serious waste of water by leaving taps running in its stores all day.
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Obama highlights McCain scandal

Monday, October 6th 2008, 12:15
related places: McCain

US Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama attacks rival John McCain over his links with a 1980s financial scandal.
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Tel Aviv market reels over crisis

Monday, October 6th 2008, 11:25
related places: Sunday

The stock exchange in Tel Aviv plunges during Sunday trading despite US moves to stall the global credit crisis.
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Oil price dips below $90 a barrel

Monday, October 6th 2008, 10:27
related places: Gulf

Oil prices fall to an eight-month low of less than US $90 a barrel and shares on Gulf stock markets fall sharply.
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The whole tooth

Monday, October 6th 2008, 7:21

Families feeling the pain of US deaths in Iraq
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Appeal denied for 'milkshake murder'

Monday, October 6th 2008, 5:45
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

An US woman in Hong Kong loses an appeal against her conviction for bludgeoning her husband after lacing his milkshake.
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Plane's Chicago emergency landing

Monday, October 6th 2008, 1:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Chicago

A British Airways flight made an emergency landing in the US after staff detected a burning smell, the airline says.
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Sunday, October 5th 2008, 22:44
related places: Republican

US Democratic White House hopeful Barack Obama hits back at Republican "smears" he associated with terrorists.
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The Weathermen

Sunday, October 5th 2008, 15:08

The home-grown US radicals linked to Obama by Palin
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Suicide bomber strikes in Mosul

Sunday, October 5th 2008, 13:57

Three women and three children die when a suicide bomber detonates his explosives during a US raid, officials say.
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Palin makes Obama terrorist claim

Sunday, October 5th 2008, 11:57

US Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin accuses Barack Obama of associating with a "domestic terrorist".
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Janet Jackson postpones gigs

Sunday, October 5th 2008, 10:44

Singer Janet Jackson puts off three more concerts on her North American tour as she recovers from an undisclosed illness.
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Obama attacks McCain health plans

Saturday, October 4th 2008, 22:09
related places: Virginia, Arizona

US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama criticises rival John McCain's proposed healthcare reforms.
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Two Black Hawks down in Baghdad

Saturday, October 4th 2008, 21:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

An Iraqi soldier was killed when two US helicopters collide while landing at a base in northern Baghdad, the US military says.
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Pakistanis bury 'US strike' dead

Saturday, October 4th 2008, 15:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Arab

Pakistani villagers gather the remains of at least 20 people killed by a reported US air strike, including suspected Arab militants.
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Rice in India for nuclear talks

Saturday, October 4th 2008, 11:01
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

The US secretary of state is in Delhi but will not sign a controversial deal on nuclear co-operation, officials say.
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US kills 'senior Baghdad bomber'

Saturday, October 4th 2008, 10:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

An al-Qaeda commander described as one of Baghdad's bombing masterminds is killed by US troops, military officials say.
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OJ Simpson guilty of armed robbery

Saturday, October 4th 2008, 8:32
related places: Las Vegas

Former US football and film star OJ Simpson could face life in jail after being found guilty of planning a hotel room robbery.
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Bush warns challenges remain

Saturday, October 4th 2008, 4:16

President Bush says the US economy still faces "serious challenges", after signing a $700bn financial rescue plan.
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China lung disease 'to kill 83m'

Saturday, October 4th 2008, 0:40
related countries: China China

A US health study says tens of millions of people in China will die as a result of lung disease in the next 25 years.
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US to sell $6bn in arms to Taiwan

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 21:32
related countries: China China, Taiwan Taiwan

The US defence agency proposes a multi-billion dollar sale of military equipment to Taiwan in a move likely to anger China.
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House backs $700bn bail-out plan

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 21:25

The US House of Representatives votes in favour of a $700bn financial rescue plan after rejecting an earlier version.
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N Korea 'restoring nuclear plant'

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 20:33
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea continues to restore its disabled nuclear reactor, US officials say, despite attempts to persuade it not to do so.
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'US strike' hits Pakistan village

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 18:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

A US missile strike on a Pakistani village kills at least nine people including suspected foreign militants, Pakistani sources say.
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House begins key vote on bail-out

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 17:08
related places: Asia

The US House of Representatives is voting now on a $700bn (£380bn) financial rescue plan, after rejecting an earlier version.
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Bolivia rejects US drugs flight

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 14:45
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

President Evo Morales rejects a US request to fly anti-narcotics missions over Bolivia, state media reports.
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Remains found in Fossett's plane

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 14:00
related places: California

US investigators find possible human remains among the wreckage of adventurer Steve Fossett's plane in California.
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US job cuts at a five year high

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 13:07

US employers cut 159,000 jobs in September, the most in more than five years, Labor Department's figures show.
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US envoy ends North Korea visit

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 12:30
related countries: North Korea North Korea

US envoy Christopher Hill ends a three-day visit to North Korea, describing talks there as "substantive".
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Al-Qaeda funding verdict reversed

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 12:17
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A court in the United States overturns the conviction of a prominent Yemeni cleric and his aide.
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Kenya anger at West's 'blackmail'

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 11:51
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya protests to the US and EU after diplomats said the electoral commissioner should go.
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Nuclear fallout?

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 11:40

Why US-India deal could have impact on proliferation
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McCain pulls team out of Michigan

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 10:29
related places: Michigan

US Republican presidential candidate John McCain concedes the battleground state of Michigan to rival Obama.
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US think tank 'to open in Tehran'

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 9:38
related countries: Iran Iran

The US gives rare approval for a research body to open an office in Iran, stressing policy had not changed.
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Biden and Palin clash in debate

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 7:15

US vice-presidential candidates Joe Biden and Sarah Palin trade blows in their only TV debate before November's elections.
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House set to vote on US bail-out

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 4:49
related places: Asia

The US House of Representatives is expected to vote on a revised bank rescue plan as shares fall in US and Asia.
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Wreck confirmed as Fossett plane

Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 23:07

The wreckage of a plane found in California belongs to missing US adventurer Steve Fossett, officials say.
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House meets to debate US bail-out

Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 20:05

Investors face a nervous 24 hours as the US House of Representatives meets to debate a revised bank rescue plan.
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House meets to debate US bail-out

Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 19:13

Investors face a nervous 24 hours as the US House of Representatives meets to debate a revised bank rescue plan.
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US markets wary over bail-out

Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 19:11
related places: Wall Street

US stocks open lower amid caution over whether the House of Representatives will back a new Wall Street rescue.
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Poverty and the blues in Memphis

Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 16:50
related places: Memphis

In the USA, Alan Little reflects on how the current financial turmoil is affecting the people of Memphis.
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US soldier jailed for Iraq deaths

Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 15:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A US soldier is jailed after admitting playing a part in the killings of four Iraqi men.
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Pakistan demands US nuclear deal

Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 13:36
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan says that India's civilian nuclear trade pact with the US should open the way for a similar deal with Islamabad.
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'US dominance is over' - Medvedev

Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 11:01
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Medvedev

Russia's president says the era of US global economic dominance is over, after talks with the German chancellor.
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US vote fails to lift Asia shares

Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 3:48
related places: Asia

Stock markets in Asia react with scepticism to the approval of a revised financial rescue plan by the US Senate.
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US Senate backs new bail-out bill

Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 3:27
related places: House

The US Senate approves a revised draft of a $700bn financial rescue package, which now returns to the House of Representatives.
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US approves Indian nuclear deal

Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 0:55
related countries: India India

The US Congress completes approval of a nuclear deal with India to end a three-decade ban on nuclear trade.
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Senate urged to back crisis bill

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 20:50
related places: Washington, Senate

President Bush and US Senate leaders back a new draft of a $700bn (£380bn) Wall Street bail-out, ahead of a key vote.
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Found items may be Fossett clue

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 20:17
related places: California

Items possibly belonging to missing US adventurer Steve Fossett are found by a hiker in woods in east California.
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US Mexicans send less money home

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 16:38
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The slower US economy sparks a sharp drop in the money Mexican migrants are sending home, official figures show.
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US shares fall in opening trading

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 13:36

US shares decline in early trading ahead of a key Senate vote on a new version of the $700bn banking rescue plan.
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US drone 'kills six' in Pakistan

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 10:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani security officials say at least six people were killed by missiles fired from a US drone in a north-west border region.
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US envoy in crucial N Korea trip

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 10:06
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

Top US envoy Christopher Hill arrives in North Korea to try to breathe life into a stalled denuclearisation deal.
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The Editors

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 9:29

One year on, how's our nightly US news programme doing?
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US Africom 'has no hidden agenda'

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 9:06
related places: Africa

The head of the new US military Africa command says it has "no hidden agenda" as it becomes fully operational.
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Iraq remains 'locked in conflict'

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 8:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US says Iraq remains locked in a communal struggle, despite dramatic security improvements.
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Asian shares rise on US deal hope

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 8:34

Asians shares post strong gains after the news US senators will vote later on Wednesday on a revamped financial rescue plan.
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US senators to vote on bail-out

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 6:09
related places: Monday

The US Senate is to vote on a financial rescue package after a $700bn plan was rejected by the House of Representatives.
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Cool reception

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 0:44

US Africa command battles scepticism as it begins work
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Bush warning over bail-out delay

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 23:50
related places: Congress, Wall Street

US President George W Bush warns the US economy is at a "critical moment" after his bail-out plan was defeated.
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US spacecraft detects snow on Mars

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 15:16
related places: Phoenix, Mars

An instrument on the the US space agency's Phoenix robot detects snow falling from clouds above its Martian landing site.
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Bush attempts to reassure markets

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 13:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US shares are expected to rise on opening after President George W Bush renewed calls for Congress to back the $700bn banking rescue plan.
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Asia stocks fall after US failure

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 13:16
related places: Asia

The shock effect of the failure to pass a financial bail-out plan in the US Congress leaves Asian stock markets reeling.
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Voting begins in US state of Ohio

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 12:30
related places: Ohio

Early voting begins in the key US state of Ohio, five weeks to the day before the election, as the candidates campaign hard.
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