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US hails SA judge as rights chief

Friday, July 25th 2008, 8:53
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The US welcomes the nomination of South African judge Navanethem Pillay as the new UN high commissioner for human rights.
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Obama seeks stronger Europe ties

Friday, July 25th 2008, 6:58
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Barack Obama tells Berliners the US and Europe have drifted apart and it is time for them to come together again.
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Bush and Singh push nuclear deal

Friday, July 25th 2008, 6:42
related countries: India India

US President George Bush telephones Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss the controversial civil nuclear deal.
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College gunman shoots three in US

Friday, July 25th 2008, 0:48
related places: Arizona

Three people have been wounded in a shooting at a community college in the US state of Arizona, officials say.
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Karzai 'impeding Afghan drug war'

Friday, July 25th 2008, 0:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An ex-US narcotics official accuses President Hamid Karzai of obstructing efforts to tackle the Afghan drugs trade.
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Home front

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 23:16

Has Obama's trip been a hit with US voters?
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US cancer boss in cell phone warning

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 16:56

The director of a top US cancer research institute warns thousands of staff of possible risks from mobile phone use.
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US seeks boost to Pakistan F-16s

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 15:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The US confirms plans to allocate $230m of military funding to upgrade Pakistan's fleet of F-16 fighter jets.
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Arctic 'has 90bn barrels of oil'

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 15:18
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Arctic

The Arctic is estimated to hold some 90bn barrels of oil, according to data from the US Geological Survey.
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Obama in Germany on European tour

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 11:29
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

US presidential hopeful Barack Obama lands in Berlin, where thousands are expected to gather for a key speech.
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Washington snubs Syria delegation

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 10:49
related countries: Syria Syria

The US State Department turns down a request by a Syrian delegation to meet a top US official despite initially saying it would happen.
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Rice hits out at Burma 'mockery'

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 10:10
related countries: Burma Burma

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the Burmese military's plan to restore democracy gradually is a sham.
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Will Smith tops Hollywood earner list

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 9:50
related places: Hollywood, Forbes

Will Smith was the highest-paid actor in Hollywood last year, according to US business magazine Forbes.
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Housing rescue bill passed in US

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 2:00
related places: White House

The US House of Representatives passes a massive housing rescue bill after President Bush says he will not veto it.
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Troops out

Wednesday, July 23rd 2008, 23:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US scales down its military 'surge' in Iraq
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Obama firm on Iran nuclear plans

Wednesday, July 23rd 2008, 22:13
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

US White House hopeful Barack Obama says the world must prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
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President Bush explains the credit crunch: 'Wall Street got drunk'

Wednesday, July 23rd 2008, 18:28
related places: Wall Street

A secret recording shows US President George W Bush explaining the problems afflicting the US stock markets: "Wall Street got drunk."
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New opposition front in India

Wednesday, July 23rd 2008, 16:55
related countries: India India

India's communists and other opposition parties launch a joint campaign against rising prices and a nuclear deal with the US.
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EU warns US of visa retaliation

Wednesday, July 23rd 2008, 14:37

The European Commission says that it may impose visas for US diplomats, in retaliation for a failure by the US to lift visa demands on some EU member states.
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Texas jury indicts US sect leader

Wednesday, July 23rd 2008, 3:31
related places: Texas

Warren Jeffs, the jailed leader of a US polygamist sect, is indicted on charges of child sexual assault in Texas.
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Chavez calls for Russia alliance

Tuesday, July 22nd 2008, 22:20
related countries: Russia Russia, Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez calls for a strategic alliance with Russia to protect Venezuela from the US.
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Golden Girls star Getty dies, 84

Tuesday, July 22nd 2008, 21:14

Actress Estelle Getty, best known as Sicilian grandmother Sophia Petrillo in US sitcom The Golden Girls, dies aged 84.
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Obama urges political fix in Iraq

Tuesday, July 22nd 2008, 20:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama says security in Iraq is better but political solutions are needed.
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Indian government survives vote

Tuesday, July 22nd 2008, 18:11
related countries: India India
related places: Congress

India's government wins an unruly parliamentary vote of confidence over a controversial civilian nuclear deal with the US.
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India MPs hold vote of confidence

Tuesday, July 22nd 2008, 13:53
related countries: India India

The Indian parliament will hold a vote of confidence in the government that could decide the fate of a US nuclear deal.
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Two dead in US B-52 bomber crash

Monday, July 21st 2008, 22:55
related countries: Guam Guam
related places: Pacific

The US Air Force says two bodies have been recovered from a B-52 bomber, which crashed into the Pacific off the coast of Guam.
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US 'may miss' Iraq pact deadline

Monday, July 21st 2008, 19:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: White House

The US and Iraq are unlikely to agree on a long-term security pact before a 31 July deadline, the White House says.
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Obama meets Iraqi PM in Baghdad

Monday, July 21st 2008, 17:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama meets the Iraqi prime minister on his first visit to Baghdad.
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Janet Jackson fine overruled

Monday, July 21st 2008, 14:31

US judges throw out a $550,000 fine against CBS for showing Janet Jackson's 2004 Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction".
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'Dr Death' returns to Australia

Monday, July 21st 2008, 11:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

A man dubbed 'Dr Death' by the Australian media returns from the US to face charges he failed patients in his care.
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US bomber crashes in Pacific

Monday, July 21st 2008, 9:39
related countries: Guam Guam
related places: Pacific

Rescuers search for the crew of an American B-52 bomber, which crashed into the Pacific off the coast of Guam.
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Indian MPs hold confidence debate

Monday, July 21st 2008, 9:01
related countries: India India

India's parliament holds a two-day debate ahead of a vote of confidence over a controversial nuclear deal with the US.
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Barack Obama arrives in Baghdad

Monday, July 21st 2008, 5:47
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama arrives in Iraq on the second stage of a major foreign tour.
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Dark Knight takes a record $155m

Sunday, July 20th 2008, 16:09

New Batman film The Dark Knight sets a box office record after taking $155m on its opening weekend in the US and Canada.
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Obama urges focus on Afghanistan

Sunday, July 20th 2008, 15:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US presidential hopeful Barack Obama says Afghanistan should be the focus of the "war on terror", on a visit to Kabul.
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Al-Qaeda 'may be shifting focus'

Sunday, July 20th 2008, 0:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq

The top US commander in Iraq says al-Qaeda may be shifting its focus and sending fighters from Iraq to Afghanistan.
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UK 'must check' US torture denial

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 23:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British government should no longer rely on US assurances it does not use torture, a parliamentary report says.
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Obama opens foreign tour in Kabul

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 18:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama meets military officials and visits a US base during a trip to Afghanistan.
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US star McMahon sues LA hospital

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 12:12
related places: McMahon

Former NBC Tonight show sidekick Ed McMahon sues a US hospital, claiming its doctors failed to diagnose his broken neck.
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Pakistan's uneasy alliance with US

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 10:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Barbara Plett highlights the complicated relationship between "war on terror" allies Pakistan and the US.
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US attends historic Iran meeting

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 10:42
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran, Geneva

The US joins a meeting of major powers and Iran for the first time, to discuss Tehran's controversial nuclear programme.
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McCain's 'whiner' adviser quits

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 6:22

Phil Gramm quits as a top adviser to presidential hopeful John McCain after calling the US a "nation of whiners".
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Four killed in US crane collapse

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 0:23
related places: Houston, Texas

Four people have been killed after a massive crane collapsed at an oil refinery in Houston, Texas.
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Mexican navy seizes cocaine sub

Friday, July 18th 2008, 23:33
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico's navy seizes nearly six tonnes of cocaine from inside a makeshift submarine, after the US shares key intelligence.
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US seeks 'time horizon' on Iraq

Friday, July 18th 2008, 15:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq and the US call for an agreement on a "general time horizon" for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq.
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US seeks 'time horizon' on Iraq

Friday, July 18th 2008, 15:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq and the US call for an agreement on a "general time horizon" for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq.
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Friday, July 18th 2008, 14:49
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel arrests six Arabs accused of trying to form an al-Qaeda cell and of a plot to attack US President George Bush.
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Iran hopeful about US 'approach'

Friday, July 18th 2008, 11:43
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's top nuclear negotiator voices guarded optimism about talks attended by the US this weekend.
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Mexico remains 'are US soldiers'

Friday, July 18th 2008, 11:14
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The remains of what appear to be four US soldiers who died in 1846 in the Mexican-American war have been found, officials say.
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Gore challenges US to ditch oil

Friday, July 18th 2008, 8:24

US ex-vice-president Al Gore tells Americans to abandon electricity generated by fossil fuels in 10 years - an idea critics dismiss.
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US set to overturn HIV travel ban

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 19:46

The US Senate votes to lift a long-standing ban on allowing HIV-positive visitors to enter the US.
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US judge backs Guantanamo trial

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 18:39

A US judge rules that the first war crimes trial at Guantanamo Bay, involving Osama Bin Laden's former driver, can go ahead.
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Obama gets June fundraising boost

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 18:20
related places: June

Democratic US presidential hopeful Barack Obama reveals that his campaign raised $52m (£26m) in June.
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Iran satisfied at US involvement

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 17:33
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: America

Iran welcomes as positive America's decision to take part in international talks on its nuclear programme.
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Doubts over US Afghan operation

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 15:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nato says US forces killed two Taleban commanders in western Afghanistan, amid reports of heavy civilian casualties.
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Gandhi defends US nuclear accord

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 12:00
related countries: India India

The leader of India's governing Congress Party, Sonia Gandhi, defends a controversial nuclear deal with the US.
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US slips down development index

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 11:58

Americans live shorter lives than citizens of almost every other developed nation, says a report from US charities.
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FBI 'probes US mortgage lender'

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 10:01

Failed US mortgage lender IndyMac Bank is reportedly being investigated by US officials over suspected fraud.
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Drought diary

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 9:56

Gravel not grass the future for a Las Vegas golf course
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Olmert lawyers quiz businessman

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 9:55
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Lawyers

Lawyers for the Israeli PM question a US businessman at the centre of a corruption investigation against him.
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US 'to open Iran base in weeks'

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 6:46
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The US refuses to deny a newspaper report that it plans to establish a US diplomatic presence in Iran shortly.
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Focus shift

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 2:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US sees porous Afghan borders as terror priority
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Iraq caveats

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 0:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq is key issue for US presidential candidates
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Court seeks to stay US executions

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 22:59
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Hague, Justice

The US is advised not to execute five Mexican nationals on death row by the International Court of Justice in the Hague.
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US inflation rate at 17-year high

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 22:08
related places: June

US inflation rises at its fastest annual rate in 17 years in June, figures show, driven by rising energy prices.
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Canada deports US army deserter

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 14:13
related countries: Canada Canada

A soldier who deserted from the US army and fled to Canada is deported to the United States.
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US troops abandon Afghan outpost

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 12:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Sunday

American troops abandon a remote village in eastern Afghanistan where militants killed nine US soldiers on Sunday.
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Critical moment

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 11:51
related countries: Iran Iran

Signs of diplomatic opening between Iran and the US
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US official to attend Iran talks

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 8:40
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Washington

A top Washington official will attend talks with Iran's nuclear negotiator, in a significant shift in US policy.
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US investment in Indian airline

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 6:57
related countries: India India

US-based private equity investor WL Ross agrees to invest $80m into Indian low cost airline SpiceJet.
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Life term for elderly US killers

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 22:12

Two elderly women are jailed for life for murdering homeless men to collect life insurance payments.
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Fed boss warns of growth 'risks'

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 22:00

US Federal Reserve boss Ben Bernanke warns there are still "downside risks" to growth in the world's largest economy.
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VW chooses Tennessee for US plant

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 20:49
related places: Tennessee

Volkswagen is to locate its new US plant in Tennessee, in a move that could pump $1bn into the local economy.
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'Saddam's deputy' in anti-US call

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 18:26

A message purported to be from the fugitive deputy of Saddam Hussein calls for insurgents to make a "final push" against US forces.
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US concerns prompt market falls

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 13:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Global shares fall sharply with London's FTSE 100 index seeing about £35bn wiped off its value in one day.
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David v Goliath

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 11:17

The no-hopers taking on the US election giants
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Iran: Talks with US possible soon

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 11:10
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's president says talks with the US are possible soon, the country's official news agency reports.
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Indian state 'backing vigilantes'

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 8:35
related countries: India India

A US-based rights group urges India to take action against state-backed vigilantes active in the central state of Chhattisgarh.
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US candidates make Latino appeals

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 2:18

US presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain address a conference organised by La Raza, a Hispanic rights organisation.
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SS doctor 'still alive in Chile'

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 2:06
related countries: Chile Chile

Former Nazi doctor Aribert Heim is still likely to be alive in Chile, says Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff at the end of a Latin American visit.
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US moves to bolster lending firms

Monday, July 14th 2008, 21:16

The US government announces sweeping measures to shore up troubled mortgage lenders Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
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Bush lifts offshore drilling ban

Monday, July 14th 2008, 18:07
related places: Congress

President George W Bush lifts an executive ban on oil drilling in most US coastal waters, and urges Congress to follow suit.
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Obama team decries cartoon image

Monday, July 14th 2008, 16:26

Barack Obama's team voices outrage at a US magazine cover depicting him in Muslim dress and his wife as an armed terrorist.
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Pakistan fears over US air raids

Monday, July 14th 2008, 15:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

US air strikes in Pakistan's tribal belt are undermining the government's fight against militancy, a senior official says.
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India left launch nuclear protest

Monday, July 14th 2008, 10:48
related countries: India India

Left parties in India launch a country-wide campaign against the controversial India-US nuclear deal.
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Militants breached US Afghan base

Monday, July 14th 2008, 10:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

More than 100 insurgents breach a US outpost in north-eastern Afghanistan, killing nine US soldiers, military officials say.
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Stella firm buys Budweiser brewer

Monday, July 14th 2008, 6:01
related countries: Belgium Belgium

US brewer Anheuser-Busch agrees to be taken over by Belgium-based InBev, to create the world's largest beer maker.
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Staying or going?

Monday, July 14th 2008, 0:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi leaders face dilemma over future of US troops
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Tragic wedding

Sunday, July 13th 2008, 21:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan civilians tell of US raid that killed dozens
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US suffers heavy Afghan losses

Sunday, July 13th 2008, 21:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nine US troops are killed by Afghan insurgents, in one of the biggest losses of life in a single attack since the 2001 invasion.
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Protest disrupts bishop's sermon

Sunday, July 13th 2008, 19:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Gay US bishop Gene Robinson is forced to halt a sermon to a London church after being heckled from the congregation.
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Iran 'to target Israel, US bases'

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 13:38
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel
related places: Gulf

Iran will target Israel and 32 US bases in the Gulf if the country is attacked, says an aide to Iran's supreme leader.
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Bush ex-spokesman Tony Snow dies

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 12:30
related places: Snow

Former White House press secretary Tony Snow, has died of cancer, US television station Fox News announces.
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Fury as Zimbabwe sanctions vetoed

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 11:38
related countries: China China, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The US and UK condemn China and Russia for vetoing a UN resolution to impose sanctions on Zimbabwe's leaders.
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Key US mortgage lender goes bust

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 7:57
related places: California

One of the largest mortgage lenders in the US, the California-based IndyMac Bank, collapses amid a growing credit crisis.
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Pioneering US heart surgeon dies

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 7:47

Dr Michael DeBakey, the heart surgeon who gained fame for his procedures developing bypass surgery, dies aged 99.
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US mortgage firms' shares slump

Friday, July 11th 2008, 23:24

Shares in US mortgage firms Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae fall as much as 50% in volatile trade amid concerns for their future.
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Missing US Iraq troops found dead

Friday, July 11th 2008, 17:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The bodies of two US soldiers missing in Iraq for more than a year have been found, the Pentagon confirms.
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Tests show US shield 'not needed'

Friday, July 11th 2008, 16:43
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia

Russia's foreign minister says Iran's missile tests show the planned US defence shield in Europe is not necessary.
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US 'killed 47 Afghan civilians'

Friday, July 11th 2008, 14:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Sunday

A US air strike in Afghanistan on Sunday killed 47 civilians, 39 of them women and children, investigators say.
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