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We have started to collect the most important news related to United States in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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US warns Syria over 'mass hunger'

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 0:56
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

The US urges the Syrian government to allow immediate aid convoys to starving civilians cut off for months in rebel-held suburbs of Damascus.
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Former US House Speaker Foley dies

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 0:01
related places: Congress

Former Democratic US Speaker of the House of Representatives Tom Foley, credited with reaching across the aisles in a more bipartisan Congress, dies.
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US signs deal to use Romanian base

Friday, October 18th 2013, 23:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Romania Romania

The US agrees a deal with Romania to use its air base as a key transit point for American forces leaving Afghanistan, officials have said.
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No charge in US crash survivor death

Friday, October 18th 2013, 22:13
related places: San Francisco

A firefighter responding to July's San Francisco plane crash who ran over and killed a survivor covered in flame-retardant foam will not be charged.
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Escaped US killers sign on as felons

Friday, October 18th 2013, 22:03

Two convicted murderers freed from prison thanks to forged paperwork went to a jail to register as felons days after their release, records show.
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US trainee nun 'killed her baby'

Friday, October 18th 2013, 20:59

A trainee Catholic nun has appeared in court charged with killing her newborn child at a convent in Washington DC.
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How to rebuild the Republican brand

Friday, October 18th 2013, 18:03
related places: Republican

Get an Angela Merkel, and other advice for US Republicans
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US pressed over drone attack data

Friday, October 18th 2013, 14:27

A UN investigator, Ben Emmerson, calls on the US to provide greater transparency about its drone strikes and civilian casualties.
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India police arrest crew of US ship

Friday, October 18th 2013, 13:58
related countries: India India

Police in India arrest the crew of a US-owned ship accused of illegally entering Indian waters with a huge cache of weapons.
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Philomena 'to fight R rating' in US

Friday, October 18th 2013, 10:05

Film producer Harvey Weinstein is to appeal against a decision by US film censors to give Philomena an R rating, according to reports.
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Veep star 'would relish' drama roles

Friday, October 18th 2013, 8:30
related places: Dreyfus

US actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, star of US sitcom Seinfeld and political satire Veep, says she "would relish" taking on more dramatic roles.
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No secret files in Russia - Snowden

Friday, October 18th 2013, 8:15
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Russia Russia
related places: Snowden

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden says he took no classified documents to Russia when he fled there from Hong Kong.
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Clinton: Chen crisis 'touch-and-go'

Friday, October 18th 2013, 8:14

Hillary Clinton reveals details about two unprecedented incidents that threatened US-China ties in 2012 - Wang Lijun and Chen Guangcheng.
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Breaking Bad 'helped' by piracy

Friday, October 18th 2013, 6:31

Vince Gilligan has admitted illegal downloads of the US drama helped it to become popular.
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VIDEO: Snowden 'no secret files in Russia'

Friday, October 18th 2013, 5:27
related countries: Russia Russia

Edward Snowden went on the run earlier this year, taking with him vast amounts of secret information belonging to the US government's security services.
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US government heads back to work

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 18:58

US government employees are back at work after President Obama signed a law ending a government shutdown and raising the US debt limit.
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Sleep 'cleans' the brain of toxins

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 18:23

The brain uses sleep to wash away the waste toxins of a hard day's thinking, US researchers have demonstrated.
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US jail releases murderers in error

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 16:59
related places: Florida

Authorities in Florida are searching for two convicted murderers freed when their prison received forged paperwork ordering their release.
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Uganda alert after US terror warning

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 15:00
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Uganda Uganda

Uganda steps up security after the US warns of a threat similar to last month's attack by militants in neighbouring Kenya..
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Booker wins New Jersey Senate seat

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 13:07

A special election to represent the state of New Jersey in the US Senate is won by rising Democratic star and Newark Mayor Cory Booker.
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Transformers director attacked in HK

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 12:56
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

American film director Michael Bay is injured in an attack in Hong Kong while filming on the set of his latest Transformers film.
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US Congress approves debt deal

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 8:55

The US passes a bill to reopen the government and raise the debt limit, shortly before the nation risked default.
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Character actor Lauter dies aged 74

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 8:45

American character actor Ed Lauter, recently seen in the hit silent film The Artist, dies aged 74, his publicist announces.
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Coen brothers receive France honour

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 7:52
related countries: France France
related places: Paris, Joel

US filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen receive France's highest cultural honour at a ceremony in Paris.
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Markets rally after US Senate deal

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 2:48

US shares surged after US Senators announce a deal to end the government shutdown and avoid a debt default.
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Is Brazil the target of industrial espionage?

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 0:24
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Why US security agency is taking an interest in Brazil
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US Senate in last-ditch debt deal

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 23:07
related places: Democrat, Republican

US Senate Republican and Democratic leaders strike a cross-party deal to reopen the government and raise the nation's debt limit.
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Four die as boat capsizes off Miami

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 16:01
related places: Miami

Four suspected illegal migrants die and 11 others are rescued after a boat capsizes in waters off Miami, the US Coastguard says.
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US Congress races to draft debt plan

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 15:15

The US Senate is finalising a cross-party bill to raise the debt limit and reopen the US government, just a day before a critical deadline.
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JPMorgan fined $100m for trade loss

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 14:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

JP Morgan receives a fine of $100m (£62.4m) from US regulators over its "London Whale" trading loss and admits its traders acted recklessly.
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US debt talks grind on amid disarray

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 11:34
related places: Fitch

Frantic political attempts to avert a US federal debt default pivot back to the Senate, as plans in the House of Representatives collapse.
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Iraq war 'left half a million dead'

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 11:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq

About half a million people died in Iraq as a result of war-related causes between the US-led invasion in 2003 and mid-2011, an academic study suggests.
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Is the new America a woman's world?

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 8:56
related places: America

How working mothers have changed US family life
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VIDEO: Al Qaeda suspect appears in US court

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 8:41
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli, New York

A Libyan man captured by US special forces in Tripoli earlier this month has appeared in court in New York and pleaded not guilty
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NSA leaks journalist leaves Guardian

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 6:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Guardian

Glenn Greenwald, who reported data leaked by US whistleblower Edward Snowden, says he is leaving the Guardian newspaper for a 'dream' opportunity.
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VIDEO: Why so many US homeless are LGBT people

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 1:31

A disproportionate number of homeless children are gay, often forced to leave home after their families react angrily when they come out.
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Afghan veteran gets Medal of Honor

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 0:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Honor

President Barack Obama awards the highest US military honour to a hero of a ferocious Afghan firefight who questioned his superior officers.
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Trauma and drowning killed GB sailor

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 0:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: May

British Olympic sailing champion Andrew Simpson died from blunt trauma and drowning when his yacht capsized in the US in May, a medical examiner's report rules.
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VIDEO: Democrats reject latest US budget deal

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 22:31

US Democrats have rejected a proposal from House of Representatives Republicans to extend the debt limit and reopen the federal government.
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Democrats reject House fiscal plan

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 20:55
related places: House

US Democrats reject a fiscal plan from Republicans in the House of Representatives, just two days before a deadline to raise the US debt limit.
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Libyan denies US embassy bombings

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 18:56
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: New York

Abu Anas al-Liby, who was seized this month in a US raid in Libya, pleads not guilty in a New York court to two deadly US embassy bombings in 1998.
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US girls charged in 'bullying death'

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 17:59
related places: Florida

Two girls in the US state of Florida are arrested in the death of a girl who authorities say took her own life after months of relentless bullying.
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Venezuela frees seized US ship

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 15:40
related countries: Guyana Guyana, Venezuela Venezuela

The Venezuelan navy has released a US-operated ship it seized five days ago in a disputed maritime area off the coast of Guyana, the ship's owners say.
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US Senate leaders inch to debt deal

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 14:21

The US Senate is nearing a deal to raise the federal debt ceiling, sources say, but Republicans in the lower house pursue a deal of their own.
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Citigroup profits in slight fall

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 12:51

US bank Citigroup sees profits for the third quarter fall from the previous three months as trading slows.
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Walking Dead draws record audience

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 10:06

Zombie TV thriller The Walking Dead attracts its largest audience in the US to date, with 16.1 million tuning in for the return of the fourth series.
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Burma luxury hotel hit by blast

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 8:59
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: An, Rangoon

A small bomb blast hits Traders Hotel, one of the most prestigious hotels in the Burmese city of Rangoon, injuring one US woman, say police.
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Libyan al-Qaeda suspect reaches US

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 0:15
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli, New York

The Libyan al-Qaeda suspect seized in a US raid on Tripoli on 5 October has been transferred to the US to face charges in New York, prosecutors say.
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White House debt meeting postponed

Monday, October 14th 2013, 23:02

White House talks on raising the soon-to-expire US debt limit are delayed to allow lawmakers more time to hammer out a deal.
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US shutdown severs a lifeline for dying children

Monday, October 14th 2013, 23:00
related places: Last Chance

'Last chance' drug trials halted by US shutdown
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Greenpeace ship captain denied bail

Monday, October 14th 2013, 22:34
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian court rejects bail requests from the American captain of the Arctic Sunrise and two foreign activists being held on piracy charges.
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Avon to close its French operations

Monday, October 14th 2013, 15:33
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The French operations of the US cosmetics giant Avon Products are to be closed by the end of the month, its Paris office says.
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AUDIO: A day at work for a drone pilot

Monday, October 14th 2013, 13:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A US drone pilot on flying remote missions into Pakistan
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'Diamond rain' on Saturn and Jupiter

Monday, October 14th 2013, 11:04
related places: Jupiter, Saturn

Diamonds as big as jewels fall as "rain" on Saturn and Jupiter, seeded by giant lightning storms, according to new calculations by US scientists.
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Gravity eclipses competition in US

Monday, October 14th 2013, 8:24
related places: Gravity

Astronaut thriller Gravity keeps its grip on the North American box office for a second consecutive weekend.
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VIDEO: Gabrielle Giffords visits gun fair

Monday, October 14th 2013, 3:41

Former US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has visited a gun fair for the first time since she was shot in the head in an assassination attempt in 2011.
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Writer Oscar Hijuelos dies at 62

Monday, October 14th 2013, 1:05
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The Cuban-American writer Oscar Hijuelos - the first Latino to win the Pulitzer Prize - dies aged 62, after suffering a heart attack while playing tennis.
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VIDEO: What is the US debt ceiling?

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 23:06

Hugh Pym explains why the US debt dispute matters.
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IMF chief warns of recession risk

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 23:00
related places: Congress

The head of the International Monetary Fund warns a US default could spark a global recession, as the deadlock in Congress continues.
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VIDEO: World Bank warning over US shutdown

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 21:09

The World Bank is warning of grave consequences for the global economy if politicians in the United States fail to increase the government's borrowing limit by Thursday's deadline.
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US man found hanged in Egyptian cell

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 16:22
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian officials order an inquiry into the death of a US citizen found dead in a police cell, in what the US embassy says was "an apparent suicide".
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VIDEO: Cheers as Grand Canyon re-opens

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 9:51
related places: Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is one of several US landmarks to re-open to tourists after state governments reached a deal with the federal government despite the continuing shutdown.
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World Bank warns on US debt crisis

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 9:46

World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, warns the US is just "days away from a very dangerous moment" because of the crisis over the borrowing limit.
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Bradley beats Marquez, Cruz loses

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 6:51
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Marquez

Timothy Bradley retains his WBO welterweight title by beating Juan Manuel Marquez, while Orlando Cruz loses to Orlando Salido.
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US stalemate overshadows IMF meeting

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 0:23

US stalemate casts long shadow over IMF meeting
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US shutdown debate shifts to Senate

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 22:58
related places: Washington, Senate

Negotiations over the political and fiscal crisis in Washington shift to the Senate, but there is little chance of a breakthrough in sight.
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Federer splits from coach Annacone

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 22:09

Seventeen-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer ends his partnership with American coach Paul Annacone.
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US in partial Afghan security deal

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 19:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

The US and Afghanistan say they have resolved disagreements on a bilateral security deal after lengthy talks in Kabul, although differences remain.
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VIDEO: State funeral for Vietnam's Giap

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 15:18
related countries: France France, Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam is holding an elaborate, two-day state funeral for General Vo Nguyen Giap, the commander credited with overseeing the defeat of French and US forces in his country.
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France remands 'top al-Qaeda man'

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 13:25
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Paris, Frenchman

A Frenchman believed to have had links to a German al-Qaeda cell behind the 11 September attacks on the US is remanded in custody in Paris.
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US seizes Pakistan Taliban commander

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 12:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The US confirms it has captured a senior Pakistani commander, in a raid reportedly in eastern Afghanistan.
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US reopens landmark tourist sites

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 12:15
related places: Liberty, Grand Canyon

US tourist sites, including the Grand Canyon and Statue of Liberty, reopen after being forced to close by the government partial shutdown.
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Vietnam state funeral for general

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 11:16
related countries: France France, Vietnam Vietnam

A two-day state funeral is under way in Vietnam for General Vo Nguyen Giap, credited with overseeing the defeat of French and US forces in his country.
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US ship detained by Venezuela

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 6:28
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Guyana accuses Venezuela of entering its territorial waters, detaining a US surveying vessel and directing it to sail to a Venezuelan port.
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VIDEO: Some US landmarks to re-open

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 3:44
related places: Liberty, Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore are to re-open to tourists after state governments reached a deal with the federal government
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Obama open to short-term debt rise

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 2:12

President Obama is willing to sign a short-term increase to the borrowing limit that is free from Republican budget demands, his spokesman says.
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Malala meets Obamas at White House

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 1:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama meet Pakistani schoolgirl human rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai in the Oval Office.
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US footballer's baby dies in beating

Friday, October 11th 2013, 23:53

The two-year-old son of American football star Adrian Peterson has died after allegedly being beaten by the baby's mother's boyfriend, police say.
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US elephant kills veteran zookeeper

Friday, October 11th 2013, 22:01
related places: Patience

An elephant named Patience with a history of aggression has killed a veteran zookeeper, Dickerson Park Zoo in the US state of Missouri says.
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US sacks nuclear missiles general

Friday, October 11th 2013, 17:10

The US general in charge of long-range nuclear missiles is fired due to "loss of trust", the second senior military sacking this week.
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Latest US debt crisis talks 'useful'

Friday, October 11th 2013, 16:28

US Republicans and the White House say latest talks to avert a looming debt crisis were useful, but they break up without agreement.
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Kerry in Afghanistan for key talks

Friday, October 11th 2013, 14:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US Secretary of State John Kerry begins talks in Afghanistan, which are expected to focus on a stalled security agreement between the two nations.
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Friday, October 11th 2013, 14:09

US bank JPMorgan Chase sets aside $9.2bn to cover legal expenses, leading to a third-quarter loss.
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Glee episode pays tribute to Monteith

Friday, October 11th 2013, 12:16
related places: Monteith

Hit US TV series Glee has paid tribute to cast member Cory Monteith, who died in July, in a special episode entitled The Quarterback.
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Asia markets up on US debt deal hope

Friday, October 11th 2013, 9:34
related places: Wall Street

Asian stock markets rise on hopes the US will reach a deal on raising its debt ceiling, tracking overnight gains on Wall Street.
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VIDEO: US astronaut dies at 88

Friday, October 11th 2013, 9:14
related places: America

One of America's first astronauts, Scott Carpenter, has died.
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VIDEO: Republican US debt ceiling offer

Friday, October 11th 2013, 3:38

US Republicans have offered President Obama a short-term debt ceiling increase in exchange for negotiations about how to end a government shutdown.
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Jailed US man's mother in N Korea

Friday, October 11th 2013, 2:57
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The mother of Kenneth Bae, the US citizen imprisoned in North Korea, is being allowed to visit him, his family says.
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Living Ohio man ruled 'legally dead'

Friday, October 11th 2013, 2:26

A US man declared legally dead after he disappeared 27 years ago cannot now be declared officially alive, though he is in good health, a judge rules.
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Rabbis 'plotted to torture husband'

Friday, October 11th 2013, 0:20

Two US rabbis are arrested and charged with plotting to kidnap and torture a man to force him to grant a traditional Jewish divorce.
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Thursday, October 10th 2013, 22:19

Two ex-US Naval Academy footballers will face court martial over the alleged sexual assault of an intoxicated classmate at a party, officials say.
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World angry over debt ceiling crisis

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 21:59

The US government shutdown is concerning to other countries, but a US debt default has the world scared and angry.
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Snowden father 'meets son in Russia'

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 21:44
related countries: Russia Russia

The father of the fugitive former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden arrives in Russia and later reportedly meets his son at an undisclosed location.
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US astronaut Carpenter dies at 88

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 21:32
related places: America, Carpenter, Mercury

Scott Carpenter, one of the seven original astronauts from Nasa's fledgling Mercury space programme, dies aged 88.
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US and UN decry Libyan PM abduction

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 20:51
related countries: France France, Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US, UK and France, along with the UN, condemn the brief abduction of Libya's PM by militiamen and pledge continued support for its transition to democracy.
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US markets cheer debt thaw

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 20:35

US markets have their best day since January 2013, buoyed by a House Republican proposal to raise the nation's borrowing limit for six weeks.
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Detroit ex-mayor sentenced to prison

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 19:43
related places: Detroit

Kwame Kilpatrick, the former mayor of the now-bankrupt US city of Detroit, is sentenced to 28 years in prison for corruption.
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Debt limit brinkmanship 'dangerous'

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 15:18

The US treasury secretary warns political brinkmanship over the debt ceiling is "very dangerous", as Republicans reportedly consider a short-term deal.
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Egypt condemns US aid suspension

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 13:00
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's army-backed government condemns a decision by the US to suspend some of its financial and military aid over a crackdown on Islamists.
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China overtakes US on oil imports

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 12:15
related countries: China China

China overtakes the US to become the biggest importer of oil in the world, US government data shows.
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