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Row over US 'cockroach backpack'

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 3:09

A US company formally launches an "electronic backpack" mobile phone app that controls the movements of cockroaches and defends itself against cruelty claims.
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CBS apologises for Benghazi report

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 2:51
related countries: Libya Libya

A CBS News show apologises for a report in October that gave false information about the 2012 attack on a US diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.
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Suriname leader's son terror charges

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 1:53
related countries: Suriname Suriname

The son of Suriname's president is charged by the United States with attempting to provide material support to the Shia militant group Hezbollah.
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US prosecutor jailed for misconduct

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 0:22
related places: Texas

A former prosecutor in the US state of Texas will be sent to jail for his role in the wrongful conviction of an innocent man 26 years ago.
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Is there really a 'rookie tax' in American football?

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 0:17

The rookie tax forcing new American footballers to pay up
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US archivist who saved Iraqi Jewish past

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 0:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US archivist who rescued Iraq's Jewish history
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Iran talks to continue for third day

Friday, November 8th 2013, 23:05
related countries: Germany Germany, Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Geneva

Talks in Geneva on Iran's nuclear programme are to resume on Saturday, as President Obama telephones the Israeli PM to allay fears over any deal.
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Guardian to face MPs over NSA leaks

Friday, November 8th 2013, 22:36
related places: Guardian

Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger is to be questioned by MPs over the newspaper's publication of leaks by ex-US security contractor Edward Snowden.
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US loses its Unesco voting rights

Friday, November 8th 2013, 19:26
related places: Washington

UN cultural agency Unesco suspends US voting rights after Washington skipped a deadline for paying its back dues.
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Syria ex-commander accuses UK and US

Friday, November 8th 2013, 16:55
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Western

A top rebel former commander in Syria says Western strategy is enabling President Assad to step up attacks with conventional weapons.
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US job creation stronger in October

Friday, November 8th 2013, 14:25

The US economy added a better-than-expected 204,000 jobs in October, despite the 16-day shutdown of some government services last month.
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Parties 'close to Iran nuclear deal'

Friday, November 8th 2013, 11:39
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Geneva

World powers and Iran are expected to reach a deal to try to resolve the nuclear crisis, as foreign ministers join talks in Geneva.
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M resurrected for Philomena appeal

Friday, November 8th 2013, 10:03

Film producer Harvey Weinstein has resurrected Judi Dench's M, as part of an appeal against a decision by US film censors to give Philomena an R rating.
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Obama 'sorry' for health law flaws

Friday, November 8th 2013, 2:50

US President Barack Obama apologises to Americans whose health insurance plans have been cancelled as a result of his signature health law.
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US writer claims Dylan Thomas Prize

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 22:11

American short story writer Claire Vaye Watkins is named as the winner of the £30,000 Dylan Thomas Prize for new writers.
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US Senate passes gay workers bill

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 20:53
related places: House

A bill banning workplace discrimination against gay and transgender people passes the US Senate but faces an uncertain future in the House.
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US moves to ban trans fats in foods

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 16:55

US food safety officials have taken steps to ban the use of trans fats, saying they are a threat to Americans' health.
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Carter grandson in governor race

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 16:51
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Former US President Jimmy Carter's grandson announces he will run for governor of Georgia, following in the political footsteps of his grandfather.
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Growth picks up in US economy

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 16:19

The US economy grew at a faster-than-expected annual pace of 2.8% in the third quarter of the year, figures show.
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X Factor USA in voting result error

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 10:36

X factor USA contestants will have to repeat their performances on Thursday evening after a voting error.
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Web inventor criticises spy agencies

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 4:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The creator of the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, says encryption cracking by UK and US spy agencies is "appalling and foolish".
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Obama reassures on 'Obamacare' woes

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 2:35

US President Barack Obama ventures into the heart of opposition territory to promote his signature healthcare law in the face of a problematic launch.
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VIDEO: Small US city in living wage vote

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 22:29
related places: Washington, SeaTac

In the tiny Washington city of SeaTac, residents have been voting whether or not to raise the minimum wage from around $9 an hour to $15 an hour.
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US hijacker returns from Cuba

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 21:30
related countries: Cuba Cuba

William Potts, who hijacked an American airliner in 1984 and forced it to take him to Cuba, has returned to the US.
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Wells Fargo $335m mortgage payout

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 21:21

US banking giant Wells Fargo will pay $335m to settle claims in misled investors during the housing boom.
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Last US Blockbuster stores to close

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 20:50

The last 300 Blockbuster Video rental stores in the US will close in the face of competition from digital video, parent company Dish Network says.
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US parties divide election spoils

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 15:01
related places: Virginia, New York

Moderate Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wins a landslide re-election, as Democrats seize New York city hall and the Virginia governorship.
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Imran Khan presses for Nato blockade

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 14:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato, Taliban

Pakistani politician Imran Khan threatens to block Nato supply lines to Afghanistan in protest at the killing by a US drone of Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud.
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German home school families refugees in US

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 14:29
related countries: Germany Germany

Will the US deport German home-school families?
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VIDEO: Imran Khan calls for Nato block

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 13:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Leading politician Imran Khan has warned that Nato supply routes running through Pakistan will be blocked unless the US stops its drone attacks.
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Democrats win NYC and Virginia polls

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 11:48

Democrats win key elections in New York City and the state of Virginia, in the first major round of polls since President Obama's re-election in 2012.
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Roots TV mini-series to be remade

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 11:13
related places: Roots

A remake of groundbreaking 1977 miniseries Roots, about a slave family, is in development in the US by the History network.
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Glee leads People's Choice Awards

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 9:32

US TV musical Glee is nominated for eight People's Choice Awards, including favourite network TV comedy.
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Kerry aims to rescue Mid-East talks

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 0:26
related countries: Israel Israel

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Israel in a bid to inject momentum into peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
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Who in US is to blame for Iraq fiasco?

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 0:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Who is to blame for Iraq fiasco - US civilians or generals?
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US healthcare law outreach planned

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 21:30

A US health official says the Obama administration will reach out to customers who have been unable to sign up for coverage on its insurance website.
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Brazil spying 'different' from US

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 21:18

Brazil's justice minister defends his country's spying activities, saying they were "completely different" from those carried out by the US.
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Gambia TV host flees to the US

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 19:11
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia

Gambian TV talk show host Fatou Camara, who fled to the US after being charged with sedition, tells the BBC she will never go home while President Yahya Jammeh is in power.
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Mystery grows over Google US barges

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 15:08
related places: Maine

Mystery grows around barges linked to Google that are moored in San Francisco Bay and off the coast of Maine.
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VIDEO: Skydivers escape mid-air plane crash

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 13:24

Nine US skydivers and two pilots have escaped from a mid-air collision 12,000 ft (3.600m) over the state of Wisconsin. One plane turned into a 'fireball' while the other was safely landed by the pilot.
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One US town's battle over the minimum wage

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 11:02

One US town's battle over the minimum wage
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VIDEO: Shots fired in New Jersey mall

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 5:11

Police in the United States have responded to an incident at a shopping mall in New Jersey.
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US Senate backs gay worker bill

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 0:59

The US Senate takes a first step toward passage of a major gay rights bill, nearly two decades after similar anti-discrimination legislation stalled.
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Johnson & Johnson fined $2.2bn

Monday, November 4th 2013, 23:20

Drugs giant Johnson & Johnson agrees to pay more than $2.2bn (£1.4bn) to settle allegations it paid doctors and pharmacies to promote its medicines.
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Castro kidnap victim on chat show

Monday, November 4th 2013, 21:02
related places: Ohio

A woman whom Ariel Castro held in brutal captivity for 11 years describes on a US chat show how she was hung "like a fish" by her feet and neck.
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SAC Capital 'set to plead guilty'

Monday, November 4th 2013, 20:59
related places: Wall Street

Wall Street hedge fund giant SAC Capital says it "takes responsibility" as it agrees to plead guilty to insider trading charges.
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US eyes Virginia governor race

Monday, November 4th 2013, 18:54
related places: Virginia

The two leading candidates to be Virginia governor are on their last day of campaigning, in a race that is being closely watched nationwide.
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Ender's Game tops US box office

Monday, November 4th 2013, 16:49

Sci-fi adventure Ender's Game debuts at the top of the US box office chart.
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US skydivers escape plane crash

Monday, November 4th 2013, 16:30

Details emerge of how nine US skydivers and two pilots escaped as their planes crashed in midair, turning one of the aircraft into a "fireball".
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Why 'Death to America' remains Iran hardliners' slogan of choice

Monday, November 4th 2013, 16:13
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: America

Why Iran has not dropped anti-US slogan despite signs of detente
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Kerry: US-Saudi ties are enduring

Monday, November 4th 2013, 15:33
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

US Secretary of State John Kerry, in Saudi Arabia on the second stop of his regional tour, says ties between the two nations are strategic and enduring.
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US rejects Snowden clemency appeal

Monday, November 4th 2013, 14:33
related places: Snowden

Congressional leaders and the White House reject the idea of clemency for fugitive intelligence analyst Edward Snowden.
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Thirteen killed in Mexico shoot-outs

Monday, November 4th 2013, 13:41
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Matamoros, Sunday

The city of Matamoros on the US-Mexican border is the scene of three separate gun battles on Sunday which leave 13 people dead.
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VIDEO: Beehive truck crashes in Georgia

Monday, November 4th 2013, 12:29
related countries: Georgia Georgia

A truck carrying bee hives and honeycombs has overturned in the US state of Georgia.
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Pakistan cabinet to discuss US ties

Monday, November 4th 2013, 10:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Pakistan's cabinet is set to discuss ties with the US and review security in the aftermath of the killing of Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud.
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Simpsons pays tribute to Wallace

Monday, November 4th 2013, 9:50
related places: Wallace, Simpsons

Marcia Wallace, the US actress who provided the voice of schoolteacher Edna Krabappel in The Simpsons, is remembered in the latest episode of the animated series.
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Medics aided US torture, report says

Monday, November 4th 2013, 7:43

Doctors and nurses working under US military orders have been complicit in the abuse of terror suspects, a new independent report says.
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Colombian navy in huge cocaine haul

Monday, November 4th 2013, 0:59
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Dominica Dominica

Following a tip-off from US anti-drugs agents, the Colombian navy makes a huge seizure of cocaine near the Dominican Republican.
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VIDEO: Two guilty of Bangladesh war crimes

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 21:47
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK Muslim leader and a US citizen are sentenced to death in absentia over crimes committed during Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence.
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Kerry urges stability on Egypt visit

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 20:20
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The US secretary of state calls for an end to all violence and urges progress towards full democracy on his first visit to Egypt since the ousting of President Mohammed Morsi.
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Kerry in unannounced visit to Egypt

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 11:06

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Cairo for a short visit, the first at this level by a US official since President Mohammed Morsi was ousted in July.
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Johnson holds on to win in Shanghai

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 8:45
related places: Shanghai

American Dustin Johnson sees off Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell to win the WGC-HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai.
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Pair guilty of Bangladesh war crimes

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 7:19
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A tribunal in Bangladesh sentences a UK Muslim leader and a US citizen to death over war crimes committed during the 1971 independence war.
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LA airport suspect on murder charge

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 3:05
related places: Friday

Prosecutors file a murder charge against the man suspected of carrying out Friday's gun attack at Los Angeles Airport, which killed a security agent.
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US deflects Pakistan anger on Mehsud

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 0:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

The US calls Pakistan-Taliban talks an "internal matter", after Islamabad said the drone killing of a top militant had ruined its peace process.
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Malaysia protests in spying row

Saturday, November 2nd 2013, 10:55
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Asia

Malaysia summons US and Australian diplomats in a protest over an alleged American-led spying network in Asia.
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Germany and Brazil in UN spy draft

Saturday, November 2nd 2013, 1:52
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Germany Germany

Brazil and Germany submit a draft resolution to the UN calling for the right to privacy in the digital age, amid a bitter row over US espionage.
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Obama: Iraq al-Qaeda 'more active'

Friday, November 1st 2013, 22:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki discuss how to "push back" a resurgent al-Qaeda in the country.
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US court upholds Texas abortion law

Friday, November 1st 2013, 21:20
related places: Texas

A third of Texas abortion clinics can no longer provide the procedure after a federal court allows new restrictions to take effect in the US state.
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Germany wants Snowden spying details

Friday, November 1st 2013, 16:41
related countries: Germany Germany

The German government says it is keen to hear directly from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden about the US spy agency's activities.
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Picking up pieces in Iraq after US war

Friday, November 1st 2013, 14:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The BBC's Paul Danahar says the US has left Iraq broken
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Kerry admits spying went too far

Friday, November 1st 2013, 11:16
related places: Asia

US Secretary of State John Kerry says that in some cases US surveillance has gone too far, as the spying allegations reach Asia.
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Israel 'conducts Syria air strike'

Friday, November 1st 2013, 9:28
related countries: Israel Israel, Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Latakia

Israeli aircraft have carried out a strike near the Syrian coastal city of Latakia, apparently targeting Russian-made missiles, a US official says.
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Anger over Australia Asia spy claims

Friday, November 1st 2013, 7:13
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Asia

Indonesia summons Australia's ambassador amid reports that Australian embassies have been used as part of a US-led spying network in Asia.
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VIDEO: Edward Snowden gets IT job in Russia

Friday, November 1st 2013, 5:19
related countries: Russia Russia

Edward Snowden, the former US intelligence analyst who leaked information about US secret surveillance, has apparently found a new job in Russia.
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VIDEO: White House turns spooky for Halloween

Friday, November 1st 2013, 3:06
related places: White House

Giant black spiders, webs and pumpkins transformed the White House for Halloween, as US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, dressed in orange and black, handed out gifts to children.
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US cuts food aid benefits for poor

Friday, November 1st 2013, 2:40
related places: Friday

US food aid benefits are being cut from Friday as an extension of the government programme expires, while legislators fight over further cuts.
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NY stop-and-frisk overhaul blocked

Friday, November 1st 2013, 2:34

A US court blocks legally ordered changes to New York City's stop-and-frisk programme and takes the unusual step of removing a judge from the case.
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Germany hits back at US criticism

Friday, November 1st 2013, 1:51
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany hits back at the US Treasury's criticism of its export-led growth model, describing the attack as "incomprehensible".
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VIDEO: US clears gadgets for take-off use

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 23:04

Aviation regulators have cleared the safe use of mobile devices during take-off and landing for US airlines.
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Tunnel linking US and Mexico found

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 21:16
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: California

A drug-smuggling tunnel equipped with electricity, ventilation and a rail system is found connecting California and Mexico.
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Fannie Mae sues banks over Libor

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 20:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US mortgage giant Fannie Mae is suing nine banks including Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) over losses relating to the Libor scandal.
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US clears gadgets for take-off use

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 16:54

Passengers on US airlines will be able to use tablets and smartphones, watch videos, read ebooks, and play games for entire flights, regulators have said
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FAA expands electronic device use

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 16:23

Use of portable electronic devices will soon be allowed on US aeroplanes during all phases of flight, the US aviation authority announces.
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Russia job for whistleblower Snowden

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 14:14
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Snowden

The former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden will begin work soon with a Russian website, his lawyer says.
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Google outrage at 'NSA hacking'

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 12:41

Google expresses outrage that documents leaked by Edward Snowden suggest that the US National Security Agency (NSA) hacked its data links.
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VIDEO: Google outrage at 'NSA hacking'

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 6:08

The US National Security Agency (NSA) has been hacking data links connecting Yahoo and Google's data centres, according to leaks by Edward Snowden.
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VIDEO: Winston Churchill bust unveiled in US

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 5:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Washington

A bust of Winston Churchill has been unveiled at the US Capitol in Washington before a crowd that included US Secretary of State John Kerry and the former UK prime minister's grandson.
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US criticises Germany growth model

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 2:31
related countries: Germany Germany

The US criticises Germany's economic policies, saying that its export-led growth model is hurting the eurozone and the wider global economy.
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A rare glimpse at the drone of the future

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 0:37

Rare glimpse of one of the most sophisticated US spy planes
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USA 32-20 Cook Islands

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 22:24
related countries: Cook Islands Cook Islands

The USA create history by beating the Cook Islands to win their first game at the Rugby League World Cup.
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Obama pledges to 'fix' healthcare

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 22:05

President Barack Obama accepts "full responsibility" for the glitch-laden healthcare website, as his health secretary apologises for the "debacle".
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Apology for Obamacare 'debacle'

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 20:02
related places: Boss

President Obama's embattled health secretary apologises to the American people over the botched rollout this month of his signature healthcare law.
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US Fed maintains stimulus measures

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 19:07

The US Federal Reserve votes to keep interest rates at record lows and to continue with its $85bn (£53bn) a month bond-buying programme meant to stimulate the US economy.
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Germans in US talks over spy claims

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 18:52
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Washington

A German intelligence delegation goes to the US following claims its agencies monitored Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone.
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Pakistan lowers drone death toll

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 15:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan says 67 civilians died in US drone strikes since 2008, a figure much lower than estimates by independent organisations.
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Infosys in $34m US visa settlement

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 14:00
related countries: India India

India's second-largest software firm, Infosys, pays $34m to settle a civil lawsuit from the US government over allegations it misused visas.
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Walking Dead gets fifth series

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 8:02
related places: Atlantic

The US zombie drama is to return to TV screens after becoming a hit on both sides of the Atlantic.
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VIDEO: US fights back as spy row rumbles on

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 6:56

The head of US intelligence has told lawmakers that discerning foreign leaders' intentions is a key goal of the nation's spying operations.
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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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