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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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Live text - US Open mixed doubles final

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 16:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Jamie Murray and Liezel Huber of the United States face Leander Paes and Cara Black at Flushing Meadows.
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US condemns Russia over Georgia

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 14:57
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia
related places: Tbilisi

US Vice-President Dick Cheney visits Georgia and says Russia's actions there are an "illegitimate" attempt to alter borders.
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Sunni fighters to get Iraqi pay

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 13:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US military says it will hand responsibility for paying members of Sunni Arab groups fighting al-Qaeda to the Iraqi government.
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Palin takes battle to Democrats

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 8:47

John McCain's running mate Sarah Palin launches a stinging attack on the Democrats in her debut at the US Republican convention.
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Murray to meet Nadal in US semis

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 7:43

Andy Murray reaches his first Grand Slam semi-final with a gritty win over Juan Martin Del Potro.
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In-form Murray eyes US Open glory

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 5:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Murray

British number one Andy Murray sets his sights on beating Rafael Nadal and winning the tournament after reaching his maiden US Open semi-final.
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Serena v Venus as it happened

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 0:28
related places: Venus, Serena

Fourth seed Serena Williams beats her sister Venus in straight sets to book her place in the US Open semi-finals.
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US gives $1bn to rebuild Georgia

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 21:08
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Washington announces $1bn (£564m) to help Georgia's reconstruction after the conflict with Russia.
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US bankers facing fraud charges

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 20:49

Two ex-Credit Suisse bankers are charged with fraud for allegedly deceiving clients over debt tied to sub-prime mortgages.
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McCain attacks media over Palin

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 20:36
related places: Republican

John McCain's team condemns the media over running mate Sarah Palin as she plans her Republican convention address.
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Live text - Murray v Del Potro

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 19:27
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Murray

British number one Andy Murray beats Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open.
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Serena beats Venus to reach semis

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 19:22
related countries: Italy Italy

Fourth seed Serena Williams beats her sister Venus in straight sets and will now face Russia's Dinara Safina in the US Open semi-finals.
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US doubts N Korea nuclear claims

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 18:40
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Officials in the US express doubt over reports claiming that North Korea is reassembling its nuclear facilities.
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US diplomat defends Pakistan role

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 17:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

US envoy to UN defends himself against claims of unauthorised contact with Pakistan's presidential frontrunner.
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Deadly 'foreign raid' in Pakistan

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 16:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Officials and witnesses in Pakistan say at least 15 people have died in an attack involving US-led forces from Afghanistan.
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Cheney in ex-Soviet energy call

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 15:38
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, Ukraine Ukraine

US Vice-President Dick Cheney presses for more energy export routes from ex-Soviet allies, as he tours the region.
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Six Iraqi troops die in US fire

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 11:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad, Tigris

US troops kill six members of the Iraqi security forces during a patrol on the river Tigris north of Baghdad in a friendly fire incident.
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Iraq to rebuild notorious prison

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 10:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq is to reconstruct Abu Ghraib, including a museum about crimes committed there before US forces took over in 2003.
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Six Iraqi troops die in US fire

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 10:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad, Tigris

US troops kill six members of the Iraqi security forces during a patrol on the river Tigris north of Baghdad in a friendly fire incident.
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US brothers admit selling corpses

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 9:13
related places: Two Brothers

Two brothers admit selling corpses to a US company that made millions of dollars trafficking stolen body parts.
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US brothers admit selling corpses

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 9:13
related places: Two Brothers

Two brothers admit selling corpses to a US company that made millions of dollars trafficking stolen body parts.
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Cheney opens ex-Soviet state tour

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 6:36
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, Ukraine Ukraine

US Vice-President Dick Cheney begins a tour of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine, to show support to US allies in the region.
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Six dead in US shooting attacks

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 6:33
related places: Washington

A man surrenders to police in the US state of Washington, after six people including a sheriff's deputy are shot dead.
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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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