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US defends spying on foreign leaders

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 4:42
related places: House

The head of US intelligence tells lawmakers that discerning foreign leaders' intentions is a key goal of US spying operations.
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VIDEO: US defends spying on foreign leaders

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 23:18

The head of US intelligence has told a congressional hearing that spying on foreign leaders is a fundamental part of their work.
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US city in Sriracha odour complaint

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 21:33
related places: California City

A California city has sued the maker of the popular Sriracha hot sauce, arguing that the air around its factory is making the area uninhabitable.
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Rabobank fined $1bn over Libor

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 13:50
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch bank Rabobank is fined $1bn by US and European regulators over the Libor interest rate-fixing scandal.
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US marks Storm Sandy anniversary

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 12:50

The US marks one year since Superstorm Sandy hit the east coast, killing at least 117, with many communities still struggling to rebuild.
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Major US surveillance review ordered

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 11:25
related places: White House

The head of the US Senate intelligence committee announces a review of surveillance operations, saying eavesdropping on allied leaders is wrong.
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VIDEO: Nasa gears up for mission to Mars

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 3:16
related places: Mars

US space agency Nasa is preparing to launch its Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (Maven) spacecraft next month to probe the atmosphere on the Red Planet.
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Mardell: Why America doesn't work

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 1:21

Mark Mardell on why American government doesn't work
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VIDEO: Why is US politics so dysfunctional?

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 0:18
related places: Washington

The BBC's North America editor, Mark Mardell, asks why the US president is so often thwarted in Washington.
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US admits spying constraints needed

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 0:12
related places: White House

The White House acknowledges the need for additional "constraints" on intelligence gathering, amid allegations of eavesdropping on allies.
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VIDEO: Sandy storm victims still recovering

Monday, October 28th 2013, 21:00

One year after Hurricane Sandy wrought destruction on the US east coast, the BBC's Laura Trevelyan went to Staten Island to check the progress of the recovery effort.
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VIDEO: Spanish react to spying headlines

Monday, October 28th 2013, 20:59
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

The Spanish government has summoned the American ambassador in Madrid to discuss allegations that the US National Security Agency (NSA) has spied on millions of phone calls made in Spain.
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Payout in Penn State sex abuse case

Monday, October 28th 2013, 19:34

Penn State University in the US will pay $60m (£37m) to 26 men who said they were sexually abused as children by ex-football coach Jerry Sandusky.
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UK man accused of US military hacks

Monday, October 28th 2013, 18:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK man is accused of hacking into a series of high-profile US networks, including the US Army and Nasa, to steal personal information.
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Spain: US must explain 'monitoring'

Monday, October 28th 2013, 16:36
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain demands the US gives details of surveillance amid "unacceptable" reports it monitored 60 million Spanish telephone calls in one month.
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Jackass film trumps at US box office

Monday, October 28th 2013, 15:06
related places: Gravity

Johnny Knoxville's raunchy comedy Bad Grandpa has ended space film Gravity's three-week run at the top of the US box office.
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ANC demands US terror list apology

Monday, October 28th 2013, 14:43
related countries: Japan Japan, South Africa South Africa

South Africa's ANC demands an apology after senior official Tokyo Sexwale was detained at a US airport because he remains on a terrorist watchlist.
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VIDEO: NSA 'monitored 60m Spanish calls'

Monday, October 28th 2013, 14:09
related countries: Spain Spain

The US National Security Agency secretly monitored 60 million phone calls in Spain in one month, Spanish media say.
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Burger King profits up as costs fall

Monday, October 28th 2013, 14:06

Fast food giant Burger King reports higher profits, as demand grows outside the US and costs fall substantially.
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Romania works on missile shield base

Monday, October 28th 2013, 13:42
related countries: Romania Romania, Russia Russia

Romania starts building a base which will form part of a controversial US ballistic missile defence system that has angered Russia.
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NSA 'monitored 60m Spanish calls'

Monday, October 28th 2013, 12:15
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Washington

Spanish media say the US National Security Agency secretly tracked 60 million phone calls in Spain in one month, as an EU team prepares for talks in Washington.
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Obituary: How Lou Reed shaped rock

Monday, October 28th 2013, 10:14

How US singer-songwriter Lou Reed shaped rock
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David Bowie leads Lou Reed tributes

Monday, October 28th 2013, 10:11
related places: Rock, Sunday

Rock legend David Bowie pays tribute to US singer and former Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed, who died on Sunday aged 71.
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Why is broadband more expensive in the US?

Monday, October 28th 2013, 0:55

Why do Americans pay so much for home broadband?
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Rock legend Lou Reed dies at 71

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 20:56

Lou Reed, influential US singer-songwriter and founder member of the Velvet Underground, dies aged 71.
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Obama 'not told of Merkel bugging'

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 20:54
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Merkel

The chief of the US spy agency did not discuss the alleged bugging of German chancellor's phone with President Barack Obama, officials say.
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Colombian rebels release US hostage

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 18:43
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's Farc rebels free US hostage, former Marine Kevin Scott, to Red Cross representatives, after several months in captivity.
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VIDEO: 'US spied on Merkel since 2002'

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 15:48
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Merkel

The German magazine Der Spiegel has published new allegations about American spying on Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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New reports deepen US-Merkel spy row

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 12:31
related countries: Germany Germany

German media make new claims about US surveillance, including that President Obama knew about Chancellor Merkel's mobile being monitored.
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Kesha concert banned in Malaysia

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 12:10
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Authorities in Malaysia ban a planned concert by US pop star Kesha, saying it would hurt cultural and religious sensitivities.
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US 'bugged Merkel's phone from 2002'

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 11:29
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Merkel

The US has been spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone since 2002, according to a report in Der Spiegel magazine.
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Simpsons actress Marcia Wallace dies

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 2:30

US actress Marcia Wallace, best known as the voice of Bart Simpson's teacher Edna Krabappel and also for her role in The Bob Newhart Show, dies, aged 70.
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Is Britain the NFL's 51st state?

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 22:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The most powerful man in US sport targets Britain
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VIDEO: Spying claims caused 'tension'

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 14:49
related places: White House

The White House admits that revelations about US spying by the whistleblower Edward Snowden have created "tension" with a number of its allies.
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Are US allies really shocked at spying?

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 10:23

Espionage likely to continue despite public outrage
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VIDEO: Quincy Jones sues Jackson estate

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 7:40
related places: Jackson

US music producer Quincy Jones is suing the estate of the late Michael Jackson, claiming he is owed millions in royalties and production fees.
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VIDEO: JP Morgan agrees $5.1bn fine

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 7:25

JP Morgan has reached a $5.1bn (£3.2bn) settlement with the US Federal Housing Finance Agency relating to charges it misled investors during the housing crisis.
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PM's phone 'not monitored' by US

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 6:23
related places: White House

The prime minister's communications "have not, are not and will not" be monitored by the US, the White House says.
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Quincy Jones sues Jackson estate

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 4:22
related places: Jackson

US music producer Quincy Jones is suing the estate of the late Michael Jackson, claiming he is owed millions in royalties and production fees.
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German spy chiefs set to visit US

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 1:55
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Washington

Germany says it will be sending its top intelligence chiefs to Washington to "push forward" a probe into allegations of US spying on its leader and citizens.
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JP Morgan agrees $5.1bn settlement

Friday, October 25th 2013, 21:48

JP Morgan agrees to a $5.1bn (£3.2bn) settlement with the US Federal Housing Finance Agency relating to charges it misled investors during the housing crisis.
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US football great 'losing memory'

Friday, October 25th 2013, 20:45

Brett Favre, one of the greatest quarterbacks in American football history, says he suffers from memory loss after 20 years in the violent sport.
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US spying 'may harm terror fight'

Friday, October 25th 2013, 19:55
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

EU leaders meeting in Brussels say distrust of the US over spying could harm intelligence-gathering in the fight against terrorism.
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US goes nuclear in spy wars

Friday, October 25th 2013, 16:05

US wields 'nuclear arsenal' in global electronic spy war
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Murder, She Wrote reboot ordered

Friday, October 25th 2013, 15:03
related places: Oscar

A new version of US drama Murder, She Wrote is in the works starring Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, according to reports.
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Italy data 'targeted by UK-US spies'

Friday, October 25th 2013, 14:54
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK and US intelligence services have been spying on Italy's phone and internet traffic on a huge scale, the Italian weekly L'Espresso reports.
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Ex-NSA chief off-record talk tweeted

Friday, October 25th 2013, 10:09

A former US National Security Agency chief giving off-the-record interviews on a high-speed train has had his remarks reported live on Twitter.
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Al-Shabab commander 'had time in UK'

Friday, October 25th 2013, 9:44
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A senior Islamist militant who was the target of a recent abortive US special forces raid in Somalia had spent time in the UK, his friends tell the BBC.
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EU leaders seek US spying talks

Friday, October 25th 2013, 7:46
related countries: Belgium Belgium, France France, Germany Germany
related places: Brussels, Eu

Germany and France are to seek talks with the US to settle a row over spying, as espionage claims continue to overshadow an EU summit in Brussels.
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Mexico factory hit by deadly blast

Friday, October 25th 2013, 2:21
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A huge explosion and fire at a sweet factory in the northern Mexico city of Ciudad Juarez kills at least one person and injures dozens.
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US healthcare IT contractors grilled

Friday, October 25th 2013, 1:29

Contractors who worked on the much-maligned US healthcare website tell lawmakers that the Obama administration must share the blame for its glitches.
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VIDEO: Ex-US diplomat: 'France spied on me'

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 21:41
related countries: France France

Former US ambassador to the United Nations Madeleine Albright has alleged France eavesdropped on her in the 1990s.
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Pirates seize US sailors off Nigeria

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 20:40
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Pirates seize two US sailors from an oil supply ship near Nigeria, as the White House voices concern over rising piracy off West Africa.
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Two injured in Tennessee shooting

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 19:55
related places: Tennessee

A US National Guard worker is in custody after a shooting near a naval base in Tennessee that injured two people, officials say.
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US teacher killed 'with box cutter'

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 19:10

A student accused of murdering a Massachusetts high school maths teacher used a box cutter to stab her before disposing of her body, US media report.
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Ford raises annual profit forecast

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 15:35
related places: Ford

Ford raises its profit forecast for the year, helped by strong profits at its North American business.
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US ambassador summoned in Merkel row

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 14:49
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Germany summons the US ambassador in Berlin over claims that the US monitored German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone.
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Pakistan 'endorsed US drone strikes'

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 13:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Secret US documents show senior Pakistani government officials have known of and endorsed CIA drone strikes for years, a US newspaper reports.
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Indian hospital in huge payout order

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 11:24
related countries: India India
related places: Calcutta

India's Supreme Court orders a Calcutta hospital to pay nearly $1m to a US-based Indian doctor in a case of medical negligence which led to his wife's death in 1998.
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Payout for US pepper-spray cop

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 10:05

A former US campus policeman who pepper-sprayed student protesters has been awarded $38,000 (£23,400) in compensation for psychiatric damage.
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N Korea detainee reunion 'emotional'

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 9:19
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The mother of American Kenneth Bae, jailed by North Korea, says his health has improved but fears he will be returned to a labour camp.
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US boy with fake gun shot by police

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 8:15
related places: Nevada, California

A 13-year-old US boy carrying a replica assault rifle is shot dead by police in California, a day after a fatal school shooting by a boy in Nevada.
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VIDEO: Boy with fake gun killed in US

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 6:22
related places: California

A 13-year-old boy carrying a replica assault rifle has been shot and killed by police in California.
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Bank of America liable in fraud trial

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 3:12
related places: America

Bank of America's Countrywide Financial unit has been found liable for defrauding two government-backed mortgage companies by a US jury.
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Sharif urges Obama to end drone hits

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 0:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif tells President Obama drone strikes there must cease, while the leaders pledge to strengthen the nations' strained ties.
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New murder trial for Kennedy cousin

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 23:10

Michael Skakel, a relative of the prominent US Kennedy family, is granted a new trial in the 1975 beating death of a teenage neighbour.
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Merkel concern at 'US phone spying'

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 21:00
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls President Barack Obama after receiving information the US may have spied on her mobile phone.
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US boy charged in death of teacher

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 19:03

A 14-year-old boy has been charged in the death of a teacher whose body was found in woodland behind her school.
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US appeal over deadly pet treats

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 16:40

US food safety officials appeal for help from pet owners to find the cause of an outbreak of deadly sickness in dogs who ate jerky-style treats.
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How serious is the 'rift' in US-Saudi relations?

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 16:14
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

How serious is the US-Saudi row?
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US crash video confessor sentenced

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 16:06
related places: Ohio

A judge sentences an Ohio man who confessed in an online video to a fatal drink-driving crash to six years in prison.
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US rally held over teen rape case

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 13:56

Several hundred protesters rally outside a court in the US state of Missouri to demand justice for a teenage alleged rape victim.
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Homeland and Masters of Sex renewed

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 11:11
related places: Homeland

Counter-terrorism saga Homeland and 1960s-set drama Masters of Sex are both renewed for another season by US subscription TV channel Showtime.
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US warplane pulled from China river

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 9:43
related countries: China China

The wreckage of a downed US World War II bomber plane has been salvaged from China's Yangtze River, 70 years after it crashed.
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US: French tapping claims 'false'

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 8:39
related countries: France France

US spy chief James Clapper denies reports that the US collected data on 70 million French phone calls in a single month.
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Libya al-Qaeda suspect in US court

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 4:10
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli, New York

Suspected Libyan militant leader Abu Anas al-Liby, seized earlier this month in a US raid in Tripoli, appears for a second time in a New York court.
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US survivors recall 1983 Beirut bombing

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 0:07
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

The bombing of US marine base in Beirut, 30 years on
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US Capitol dome to be renovated

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 22:38

The 150-year-old dome atop the US Capitol building will undergo an extensive, two-year renovation to repair more than 1,000 cracks, officials say.
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VIDEO: Beached fish sparks talk of earthquake

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 21:39

A giant oarfish has been found on a Californian beach - the second such discovery in less than a week.
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US defends Pakistan drone strikes

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 19:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Yemen Yemen
related places: Washington

The US defends its drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan, as Pakistan's PM urges Washington to end the unmanned raids in his country.
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Fake papers in six US jailbreak bids

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 17:49
related places: Florida

At least six Florida prisoners have attempted to escape using forged release papers, officials say, including two who were successful.
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US agency 'hacked French diplomats'

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 17:36
related countries: France France
related places: Washington, New

New revelations in Le Monde newspaper allege the US National Security Agency spied on French diplomats in Washington and at the UN.
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US cemetery bans SpongeBob headstone

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 16:13
related places: Ohio

A cemetery in the US state of Ohio angers the family of a military veteran by removing a SpongeBob SquarePants headstone from her grave.
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US added 148,000 jobs in September

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 14:03

The US economy added a lower-than-expected 148,000 jobs in September, official figures show, but the unemployment rate fell to 7.2%.
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French anger over US spying claims

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 10:53
related countries: France France

French President Francois Hollande voices "deep disapproval" over claims the US National Security Agency secretly tapped millions of phone calls in France.
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Rights groups condemn US drone raids

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 5:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Yemen Yemen

CIA drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen are responsible for unlawful killings, some of which could amount to war crimes, human rights groups say.
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VIDEO: French fury over US spy claims

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 3:51
related countries: France France

French President Francois Hollande has expressed "deep disapproval" over claims the US National Security Agency secretly tapped phone calls in France.
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Nevada student shot 'hero' teacher

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 2:02
related places: Nevada

A student at a Nevada middle school shot dead a teacher hailed as a hero for trying to convince the boy to drop his gun, authorities say.
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Oregon man 'aimed lasers at planes'

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 1:32
related places: Oregon

A man in the US state of Oregon has been arrested on charges of aiming a laser pointer at commercial aeroplanes, authorities say.
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Nasa reverses Chinese scientists ban

Monday, October 21st 2013, 21:52
related countries: China China
related places: California

The US space agency says it will allow Chinese scientists to attend an astronomy conference in California next month, reversing an earlier ban.
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New Jersey has first gay weddings

Monday, October 21st 2013, 20:01
related places: Gay

Gay couples in New Jersey tie the knot as the state recognises same-sex marriages and its governor drops an appeal against the nuptials.
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US scout leaders sacked in rock row

Monday, October 21st 2013, 19:40
related places: Utah

Two US Boy Scout leaders shown in an online video toppling an ancient rock formation in Utah are removed from their positions with the group.
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French outrage over US spying claims

Monday, October 21st 2013, 17:44
related countries: France France

France summons the US ambassador over claims in Le Monde newspaper that the US routinely spied on millions of phone calls in France.
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Cheney: Heart implant hack credible

Monday, October 21st 2013, 13:06

Dick Cheney, the former US vice-president, reveals that he had his wireless heart implant modified for fear of terrorist attack back in 2007.
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Sailor 'attempts suicide' in India

Monday, October 21st 2013, 10:37
related countries: India India

The chief engineer of a US-owned ship detained in India has attempted to take his own life while in jail, police say.
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Carol Burnett receives top US honour

Monday, October 21st 2013, 9:07

US comedian Carol Burnett is honoured with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
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Gravity holds firm at US box office

Monday, October 21st 2013, 8:10
related places: Gravity

Sandra Bullock space adventure Gravity leads the US box office for a third week, as Wikileaks film The Fifth Estate flops in its opening weekend.
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AT&T agrees $4.85bn tower deal

Monday, October 21st 2013, 3:24

US telecom giant AT&T has agreed to lease nearly 9,100 of its towers and sell another 600 to tower operator Crown Castle International.
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Mexico condemns new US spying claim

Monday, October 21st 2013, 2:06
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico strongly denounces alleged US spying after a magazine report claims former President Felipe Calderon's emails were hacked in 2010.
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Kerry hails US-Pakistan relations

Monday, October 21st 2013, 1:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: America

US ties with Pakistan "could not be more important", Secretary of State John Kerry says at the start of Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif's US visit.
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