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US man with distrust of banknotes pays $8,000 in coins for new car

Thursday, August 14th 2008, 1:17
related places: Ohio, Chevrolet

An Ohio man who hates paper money slaps down $8,000 in coins to buy a Chevrolet pick-up - then pays the rest by cheque.
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Live - Olympics

Thursday, August 14th 2008, 1:00
related countries: China China, Norway Norway
related places: Beijing

China's Yang Wei wins gold in the all-around gymnastics final on day six of the Games, with 17 Olympic titles at stake.
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Partner problems

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 23:48
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Why

Why the US may need to review its policy on Georgia
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Katrina shooting case collapses

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 23:28
related places: New Orleans

A US judge throws out charges against seven New Orleans policemen involved in a fatal shooting after Hurricane Katrina.
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US forces to deliver Georgia aid

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 23:25
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

US President Bush says military aircraft and naval forces are bringing aid to Georgia, following its conflict with Russia.
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Canada to expel US army deserter

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 22:21
related countries: Canada Canada, Iraq Iraq

Canada is to deport a United States soldier who fled to the country to avoid deployment in Iraq.
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US forces to deliver Georgia aid

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 15:53
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

US President Bush says military aircraft and naval forces will send humanitarian aid to Georgia, following its conflict with Russia.
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Car sales fall hits US spending

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 13:59

A large drop in car sales contributes to a 0.1% fall in US retail sales in July compared with the previous month.
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Phelps breaks Olympic gold record

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 12:15

US swimmer Michael Phelps becomes the first Olympic athlete to win 10 gold medals and then claims his 11th with relay glory.
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US candidates back Sinatra songs

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 11:58

Frank Sinatra is the only artist to feature among the top 10 favourite songs of both US presidential candidates, it is revealed.
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Iraq contractors 'cost US $85bn'

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 11:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US has spent $85bn on contractors in Iraq and neighbouring countries since 2003, an offical report finds.
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Border trackers

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 8:34
related countries: Canada Canada

Hi-tech and horses help guard the Canada-US border
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Stroke killed singer Isaac Hayes

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 8:17
related places: Sunday

Soul icon Isaac Hayes, who died on Sunday aged 65, was killed by a stroke, authorities in the US have said.
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China win first women's team gold

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 4:49
related countries: China China

China overcome an injury-ravaged United States team to clinch their first gymnastics women's team Olympic title.
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Oil price falls on lower demand

Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 22:40

The price of oil falls to $113 a barrel after government figures show a sharp slowdown in US demand.
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US central bank in $25bn auction

Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 22:38

The US central bank auctions $25bn in loans to US finance firms in its latest bid to ease the credit crisis.
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Hacker wins US extradition delay

Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 12:41

A Briton accused of hacking into secret military computers wins a two-week stay on his extradition to the US.
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Doctor to see Pakistani defendant

Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 9:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A US judge orders urgent medical attention for a Pakistani woman scientist in custody accused of links to al-Qaeda.
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China capture team gymnastic gold

Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 5:02
related countries: China China, Japan Japan

China's men deliver a stunning performance to claim the team gymnastics title ahead of Japan and the United States.
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US identifies child-snatch suspect

Monday, August 11th 2008, 22:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A man accused of abducting his UK-based daughter is a German wanted over a disappearance in 1985, US authorities say.
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Ceasefire bid amid Georgia crisis

Monday, August 11th 2008, 13:09
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia and Georgia trade accusations of new attacks, as EU diplomats seek a ceasefire in the Caucasus conflict.
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Soul icon Isaac Hayes dies at 65

Monday, August 11th 2008, 12:31

US singer-songwriter Isaac Hayes, who won an Academy Award for the Theme From Shaft, is found dead at his home.
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Now you see it, now you don't... invisibility cloak nearer to reality

Monday, August 11th 2008, 0:53

Scientists in the US say they have developed materials that can bend light around 3D objects making them "disappear".
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Clash of the titans

Sunday, August 10th 2008, 21:23
related countries: China China

China and US battle it out in Olympic basketball
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Soul icon Isaac Hayes dies at 65

Sunday, August 10th 2008, 21:17

US singer-songwriter Isaac Hayes, who won an Academy Award for the Theme From Shaft, is found dead at his home.
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Star-studded US overwhelm China

Sunday, August 10th 2008, 19:59
related countries: China China

The United States beat China 101-70 in one of the most eagerly awaited events of the Olympic Games.
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Live - Olympics

Sunday, August 10th 2008, 15:58
related countries: China China

Nicole Cooke wins gold for Great Britain in the women's road race as the USA face China in the basketball.
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Virgin challenges BA's US tie-up

Sunday, August 10th 2008, 12:29

Sir Richard Branson writes to the US presidential hopefuls, opposing a proposed merger between BA and American Airlines.
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Stars pay tribute to Bernie Mac

Sunday, August 10th 2008, 9:13

George Clooney leads tributes to US comedian Bernie Mac, who died in hospital on Saturday.
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Comedian Bernie Mac dies aged 50

Saturday, August 9th 2008, 17:13

US actor and comedian Bernie Mac has died in hospital due to complications arising from pneumonia.
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US tourist dies in Beijing attack

Saturday, August 9th 2008, 10:34
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

A Chinese man stabs a US tourist to death and seriously injures another as the Olympics get under way in Beijing, officials say.
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Ex-senator Edwards admits affair

Saturday, August 9th 2008, 2:38
related places: Edwards

Ex-Democratic US presidential hopeful John Edwards admits he lied when he denied an extra-marital affair.
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Texas bus crash kills 15 pilgrims

Saturday, August 9th 2008, 1:49
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Texas

Fifteen people die in the US state of Texas after a bus carrying Vietnamese Catholics crashes off a bridge.
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Holmes leads from Rose in USPGA

Friday, August 8th 2008, 23:56
related places: Oakland Hills

American JB Holmes leads by one from Justin Rose, Ben Curtis and Charlie Wi at halfway in the USPGA at Oakland Hills.
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US-China spy jailed for 15 years

Friday, August 8th 2008, 23:20
related countries: China China, Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Beijing

A Taiwan-born US national gets a 15-year jail term for obtaining secret military documents and passing them to Beijing.
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Marine faces trial for Iraq death

Friday, August 8th 2008, 19:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A US marine is to face a court martial over the 2004 killing of an unarmed detainee during fighting in the Iraqi city of Falluja.
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Fannie Mae unveils loss of $2.3bn

Friday, August 8th 2008, 15:07

US mortgage finance company Fannie Mae plunges $2.3bn into the red as a result of housing market woes.
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Iraq's Sadr launches unarmed wing

Friday, August 8th 2008, 14:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr forms a cultural wing, saying that his militias will disarm if the US withdraws from Iraq.
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Top Dogg - US rapper makes Bollywood debut

Friday, August 8th 2008, 13:57
related places: Friday

US rapper Snoop Dogg makes his debut in a Bollywood film that opens on Friday.
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Civilians killed in Afghan clash

Friday, August 8th 2008, 11:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US-led forces in Afghanistan say they accidentally killed four women and a child while battling militants in the east.
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US halts aid over Mauritania coup

Friday, August 8th 2008, 9:19
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

The United States suspends more than $20m in non-humanitarian aid to Mauritania following the nation's military coup.
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Honduran killer executed in Texas

Friday, August 8th 2008, 0:53
related countries: Honduras Honduras
related places: Texas

A Honduran man, convicted of a 2001 murder, is executed in the US after the Supreme Court rejects his appeal.
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Detroit mayor jailed for bail breach

Thursday, August 7th 2008, 21:30
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Detroit

Mayor of Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick, is jailed for visiting Canada in a violation of the terms of his bail in a perjury case.
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Bin Laden driver given 66 months

Thursday, August 7th 2008, 20:57

Osama Bin Laden's ex-driver is sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison at the first US military trial in Guantanamo Bay.
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Rise in 2008 hurricanes predicted

Thursday, August 7th 2008, 17:00
related places: Atlantic

The Atlantic hurricane season is set to be more active this year than initially predicted, US meteorologists say.
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Anthrax victim's widow speaks out

Thursday, August 7th 2008, 16:34

A US widow demands to know why a "certifiable" scientist now suspected of anthrax attacks was not removed from his post.
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Split opinions

Thursday, August 7th 2008, 14:16

Raid puts town at centre of the US immigration debate
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US budget deficit put at at $400bn

Thursday, August 7th 2008, 14:07

The US budget deficit is expected to hit $400bn this year, according to estimates from the Congressional Budget Office.
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Burma comic charged over aid

Thursday, August 7th 2008, 13:29
related countries: Burma Burma

One of Burma's top comedians is charged with several offences, after he defied the military to give aid to cyclone victims.
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Nine feared dead in US air crash

Thursday, August 7th 2008, 13:22
related places: California

Nine people are missing feared dead after a helicopter carrying firefighters crashes at a fire in north California.
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Bush chides Beijing over rights

Thursday, August 7th 2008, 11:31
related countries: China China
related places: Asia

The US president uses a keynote speech in Asia to criticise China's human-rights record, on the eve of the Beijing Olympics.
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East Africa marks terror attacks

Thursday, August 7th 2008, 9:44
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Tanzania Tanzania

Kenya and Tanzania hold ceremonies to mark 10 years since the simultaneous US embassy attacks.
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Laura Bush calls for Burma reform

Thursday, August 7th 2008, 9:36
related countries: Burma Burma

The US first lady calls for Burma's military junta to hold dialogue with the opposition, as she visits a border refugee camp.
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Decade-old scars

Thursday, August 7th 2008, 9:32
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya still dealing with aftermath of US embassy attack
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'Can anyone hear that picture?'

Thursday, August 7th 2008, 9:30

US scientists have discovered people who can "hear" what they see.
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US embassy attacks commemorated

Wednesday, August 6th 2008, 23:33
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Tanzania Tanzania

Kenya and Tanzania prepare to mark the 10th anniversary of deadly bomb attacks on their US embassies.
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Scientist 'lone anthrax attacker'

Wednesday, August 6th 2008, 20:42

Newly released FBI papers on the 2001 US anthrax attacks say late scientist, Dr Bruce Ivins, was the sole person responsible.
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US claims informant is fraud boss

Wednesday, August 6th 2008, 15:59

An ex-US secret service informant is accused of being the ringleader in the country's biggest identity fraud case.
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More misery for US mortgage firm

Wednesday, August 6th 2008, 15:53

Freddie Mac, which finances many US mortgages, reports another quarterly loss as housing market problems persist.
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Paris Hilton for president? Socialite sets out her 'policies'

Wednesday, August 6th 2008, 10:44
related countries: France France

Paris Hilton records a spoof advert directed at US presidential hopeful John McCain, after he used her name in his campaign.
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Bush presses China on freedoms

Wednesday, August 6th 2008, 7:16
related countries: South Korea South Korea

President Bush urges China to allow more freedom of expression during a visit to South Korea, on the way to the Olympics.
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Nasa 'not hiding' Mars discoveries

Wednesday, August 6th 2008, 0:59
related places: Phoenix, Mars

The US space agency (Nasa) quashes any idea that it is hiding information related to discoveries made on Mars.
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'Al-Qaeda' woman appears in court

Tuesday, August 5th 2008, 23:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

A Pakistani woman scientist accused of links to al-Qaeda appears in a US court charged with trying to kill US soldiers.
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Tropical Storm Edouard hits Texas

Tuesday, August 5th 2008, 23:01
related places: Texas

A powerful tropical storm hits Texas with heavy rains and near-hurricane strength winds, US weather forecasters say.
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US cracks 'biggest ID fraud case'

Tuesday, August 5th 2008, 21:42

US authorities charge 11 people over the alleged theft of credit card details in the country's largest ID theft case.
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Stock markets rally as oil falls

Tuesday, August 5th 2008, 21:36

Stock markets rally strongly in the US and Europe on the back of a continued fall in the price of oil.
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US interest rates left unchanged

Tuesday, August 5th 2008, 20:42

The US Federal Reserve keeps its key interest rate on hold at 2%, as widely expected, amid recession and inflation fears.
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US cracks 'biggest ID fraud case'

Tuesday, August 5th 2008, 19:21

US authorities charge 11 people over the alleged theft of credit card details in the country's largest ID theft case.
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Gaza 'Fulbright three' lose visas

Tuesday, August 5th 2008, 11:33
related places: Gaza

The US revokes visas of three postgraduate students from Gaza whose cases it championed at the highest levels.
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Health systems 'impede' HIV fight

Tuesday, August 5th 2008, 11:22
related places: Africa

Former US President Bill Clinton says lack of health services, not money, is the main challenge to fighting Aids in Africa.
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Obama urges opening oil reserves

Tuesday, August 5th 2008, 9:47

US presidential hopeful Barack Obama outlines his plans to tackle the cost of energy and its impact on the US economy.
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US Gulf states prepare for storm

Monday, August 4th 2008, 21:10
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Gulf

Tropical Storm Edouard could gain near-hurricane strength winds before reaching Texas or Louisiana, US forecasters say.
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Morgan Freeman hurt in car crash

Monday, August 4th 2008, 18:58

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman is in a serious condition in hospital after being injured in a car accident, US officials say.
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'Child snatch' accused in court

Monday, August 4th 2008, 15:49

A father accused of snatching his young daughter on a supervised visit to the US appears in court.
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Kenya manhunt for al-Qaeda wanted

Monday, August 4th 2008, 13:32
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A manhunt is under way in Kenya for an al-Qaeda operative wanted for the US embassies attacks after he escaped a police raid.
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US man 'linked to anthrax by DNA'

Sunday, August 3rd 2008, 23:58

A new DNA process led US investigators to an army scientist said to be behind a lethal 2001 anthrax attack, a source says.
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US HIV rate 'higher than thought'

Sunday, August 3rd 2008, 3:13

The number of Americans infected with the HIV virus is much higher than current estimates, US health officials say.
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FBI arrest 'child snatch father'

Saturday, August 2nd 2008, 22:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Clark Rockefeller, who is accused of snatching his UK-based daughter during a supervised visit to the US, is now in custody.
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US girl survives 14-storey fall

Saturday, August 2nd 2008, 21:35
related places: New York

A 12-year-old girl who fell 14 floors down a chimney in New York is saved by a pile of soot at the bottom.
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US troops on Iraqi murder charge

Saturday, August 2nd 2008, 19:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Two American soldiers are charged with the premeditated murder of an Iraqi prisoner, US military officials say.
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Rise in Iraqi detainee releases

Saturday, August 2nd 2008, 10:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US military says it has freed more than 10,000 Iraqi detainees so far in 2008, more than in the whole of 2007.
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US holds Mexican police official

Saturday, August 2nd 2008, 4:33
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A Mexican police chief is charged in the US with having more than $0.5m (£254,000) from suspected drug-trafficking.
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Colombia says US lenient on drugs

Saturday, August 2nd 2008, 1:14
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe urges the US to give extradited drug traffickers longer prison sentences.
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'Pressure' killed anthrax suspect

Friday, August 1st 2008, 21:27

A US scientist suspected of anthrax attacks in 2001 killed himself as a result of "accusation and innuendo", his lawyer says.
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US anthrax 'suspect' found dead

Friday, August 1st 2008, 15:48

A US scientist suspected of anthrax attacks in 2001 has apparently killed himself ahead of charges, a newspaper says.
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UN approves India-US nuclear deal

Friday, August 1st 2008, 13:48
related countries: India India

The International Atomic Energy Agency ratifies a controversial nuclear deal between India and the US.
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US jobless rate at four-year high

Friday, August 1st 2008, 13:18

The US unemployment rate climbed to 5.7% in July, its highest in more than four years, official data shows.
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Pakistan spies 'aided Kabul bomb'

Friday, August 1st 2008, 12:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, India India, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kabul

US officials claim elements in Pakistan's ISI intelligence agency helped in the Indian embassy bombing in Kabul.
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US broker rejects Karadzic claims

Friday, August 1st 2008, 10:38
related places: Hague

Radovan Karadzic's claim in The Hague that he made an immunity deal with the US is scorned by diplomat Richard Holbrooke.
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Lowest US monthly deaths in Iraq

Friday, August 1st 2008, 10:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The death of a US soldier in northern Iraq brings the toll for July to 12, the lowest monthly toll since the 2003 invasion.
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Afghan al-Qaeda leader 'killed'

Friday, August 1st 2008, 4:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Al-Qaeda says one of its commanders in Afghanistan, Abu Abdullah al-Shami, has been killed in a US air strike.
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California 'to sue on emissions'

Thursday, July 31st 2008, 13:29
related places: California

California and other states are set to sue the US Environmental Protection Agency if it does not cut pollution, officials say.
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Obama dismisses McCain ad attack

Thursday, July 31st 2008, 11:41
related places: McCain

US presidential hopeful Barack Obama hits back at a TV ad labelling him as a celebrity who may not be ready to lead.
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Pakistan spy agency accused by US

Thursday, July 31st 2008, 11:30

Pakistan says its intelligence agency has been accused by the US of alerting al-Qaeda-linked militants before missile strikes.
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House votes to treat cigarettes as drugs

Thursday, July 31st 2008, 9:42

The US House of Representatives votes to treat cigarettes as a drug, meaning it will be regulated by the FDA.
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Injured Sharapova in Games doubt

Thursday, July 31st 2008, 8:21
related places: Montreal

Maria Sharapova exits the Rogers Open in Montreal with a shoulder injury which may rule her out of the Olympics and US Open.
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Sad end for black bear after jar becomes stuck on its head

Thursday, July 31st 2008, 0:40

US wildlife officials shoot a wild black bear with a jar stuck on its head after it wandered into a busy town.
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US overseas Aids budget boosted

Wednesday, July 30th 2008, 22:18
related places: Africa

President Bush triples the US budget for fighting Aids and other diseases in Africa and the Caribbean.
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Iraq 'should fund reconstruction'

Wednesday, July 30th 2008, 14:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A senior US auditor says a rise in oil prices means Iraq no longer needs US funds for reconstruction projects.
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Iraqis squeeze rebel stronghold

Wednesday, July 30th 2008, 13:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi forces backed by US troops press ahead with a major offensive in Diyala province north of Baghdad.
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