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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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NSA chief pledges more transparency

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 12:12

US electronic spy agency chief speaks to the BBC
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US Army plans 'Iron Man' armour

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 11:22

The US Army is working to develop "revolutionary" smart armour that would give its troops "superhuman strength".
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The Jonas Brothers cancel US tour

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 10:23

Pop group said creative differences have forced them to drop out of all 19 dates.
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VIDEO: 'Rogue' cleaner tackles US memorials

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 9:37
related places: Washington

While the US government shutdown has meant national parks and monuments have closed, one man is attempting to keep Washington's memorials clean.
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BAE warns on US government shutdown

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 8:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Washington

UK aerospace company BAE Systems has said its US operations could be hit if the government shutdown in Washington turns out to be protracted.
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VIDEO: US partially suspends Egypt aid

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 7:15
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The US is suspending part of the $1.3bn in aid it gives to Egypt's military until "credible progress" is made towards free and fair elections there.
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US withholds Egypt military aid

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 3:32
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The US is suspending a large part of its financial and military aid to Egypt over a bloody crackdown on supporters of ex-President Mohammed Morsi.
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Pakistan Taliban 'open to talks'

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 23:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud tells the BBC he is open to talks but says he will continue to target the US and its allies.
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US Navy nuclear weapons chief sacked

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 22:09

Navy Vice-Adm Timothy Giardina is relieved of duty overseeing the US nuclear weapons command after an investigation into his alleged illegal gambling.
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VIDEO: Yellen nominated as new US Fed boss

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 21:45

Janet Yellen has been named the next head of the US central bank by President Barack Obama.
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Yellen nominated as new US Fed boss

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 20:27

US President Barack Obama nominates Federal Reserve vice-chair Janet Yellen to be the next head of the US central bank.
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'Fault' caused Kenyan airport fire

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 17:23
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The fire that swept through Kenya's main international airport was caused by an electrical fault, not a terrorist attack, US investigators confirm.
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US salmonella sickens hundreds

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 17:22

A salmonella outbreak believed to be linked to raw chicken in the US sickens nearly 300 people, sending about half of them to hospital.
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Guardian plans more Snowden leaks

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 16:01
related places: Guardian

The Guardian's editor says he plans to publish more revelations from Edward Snowden despite MI5 warning that such disclosures cause "enormous damage".
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Obama to nominate new Fed chief

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 14:59

US President Barack Obama will nominate Federal Reserve vice-chair Janet Yellen to be the next head of the US central bank on Wednesday.
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Obama: Republicans using 'extortion'

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 14:41

US President Obama says he is willing to hold budget talks with Republicans, but not if they "demand a ransom in exchange for doing their jobs".
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China criticises Nasa conference ban

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 13:21
related countries: China China
related places: Nasa

China has criticised the US space agency Nasa over its decision to bar Chinese scientists from attending a conference in the United States.
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US 'to suspend Egypt military aid'

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 9:36
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Washington

Washington will suspend part of its military aid to Egypt following the crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, US media report.
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VIDEO: Tasmanian devils have new US home

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 8:06
related places: California

A group of Tasmanian devils have taken up residence in San Diego Zoo in California as part of a conservation programme to protect the endangered species.
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Tibetans 'injured by police fire'

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 4:36
related countries: China China

At least 60 Tibetans were injured after Chinese police fired into a crowd of protesters, rights group Free Tibet and US-based Radio Free Asia report.
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US high court weighs election limits

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 17:22

The US Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that could further expand the amount of wealthy donors' money in the US political system.
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Samsung devices face US import ban

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 16:21
related places: Apple

Some older Samsung gadgets look set to be banned from being imported to the US thanks to a patent row with Apple.
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US self-immolation man identified

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 14:57

The family of a man who died after setting himself on fire on the Washington National Mall says he was mentally ill, not making a political statement.
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Libya summons US envoy over raid

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 14:55
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya summons the US ambassador to the country for questioning over the weekend capture of a suspected al-Qaeda leader on Libyan territory.
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US Supreme Court tackles busy agenda

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 4:23

The US Supreme Court begins its new term this week with an agenda tackling social issues ranging from campaign finance to affirmative action.
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Hi-tech $100 banknote goes into use

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 1:27

The US Federal Reserve issues a new high-tech $100 banknote, comprising several new security features designed to beat the counterfeiters.
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The Republicans' debt limit gambit

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 0:51
related places: Why

Why some Republicans want the US to breach the debt limit
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VIDEO: Brutality of slavery laid bare in film

Monday, October 7th 2013, 23:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British director defends brutal depiction of American slavery
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Shabab fighters deploy after US raid

Monday, October 7th 2013, 20:47
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali militant group al-Shabab sends extra fighters to the town of Barawe, where US commandos tried to seize one of its leaders on Saturday, residents tell the BBC.
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Kerry defends US Libya capture

Monday, October 7th 2013, 20:33
related countries: Libya Libya

US Secretary of State John Kerry defends the US seizure of a suspected al-Qaeda leader in Libya, who he said was a "legal and appropriate target".
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Brazil anger over Canada spy claims

Monday, October 7th 2013, 20:02
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Canada Canada

Brazil summons the Canadian ambassador for explanations over the latest electronic spying accusations leaked by the former US contractor, Edward Snowden.
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China warns US to agree debt deal

Monday, October 7th 2013, 19:59
related countries: China China

A senior Chinese official warns that the "clock is ticking" to avoid a US default that could harm China's economic interests and the global economy.
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VIDEO: Strangers 'saved our wedding day'

Monday, October 7th 2013, 14:58

The US government shut-down has meant that some wedding ceremonies have been postponed and others cancelled altogether. But one couple's special day was saved by the generosity of strangers.
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Army robot refuses to be pushed over

Monday, October 7th 2013, 11:51

US military-funded Boston Dynamics is developing astonishingly realistic animal and humanoid robots that can cross rough terrain, balance and gallop.
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World Bank cuts East Asia outlook

Monday, October 7th 2013, 10:34
related countries: China China

The World Bank cuts its 2013 economic growth forecast for East Asia's developing countries, citing China's slowdown and the expected end to US stimulus measures.
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Bullock's Gravity tops film chart

Monday, October 7th 2013, 8:46
related places: Gravity

Space film Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, shoots to the top of the US box office in the biggest film opening for both stars.
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Libya demands US raid explanation

Monday, October 7th 2013, 4:51
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Washington, Africa

Libya's PM urges Washington to explain the capture of a Libyan terror suspect by US special forces, one of two such raids in Africa.
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US credits Syria over chemical arms

Monday, October 7th 2013, 4:46
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government deserves credit for so far complying with a chemical weapons deal, the US secretary of state says.
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US win fifth straight Presidents Cup

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 19:52
related places: Ohio

The United States secure a fifth successive Presidents Cup win with an 18½-15½ victory over the Internationals in Ohio.
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US commando raids: What did they achieve?

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 19:42

Frank Gardner on what the US commando raids achieved
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US shutdown starts hitting business

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 11:47

US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker warns that business is starting to suffer from the federal shutdown.
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US commandos hit Islamists in Africa

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 11:44
related countries: Libya Libya, Somalia Somalia

US special forces carry out two separate raids in Africa - capturing al-Qaeda militant Anas al-Liby in Libya and targeting al-Shabab in Somalia.
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VIDEO: Snow storms hit central US states

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 2:45
related places: Wyoming

Blizzards have covered large parts of South Dakota and Wyoming in a heavy layer of snow, closing airports and making roads dangerous.
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US defence staff to return to work

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 19:31

Most of the 400,000 US defence department staff sent home amid a government shutdown are told to return to work after a legal interpretation.
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MoD to examine US base attack report

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 18:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Ministry of Defence is to examine a US review into a Taliban attack on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan which criticised Britain for the way it handled security.
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Man dies after US self-immolation

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 17:54

A man who set himself on fire on Washington DC's National Mall on Friday has died from his injuries, police say.
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Shutdown 'could affect US standing'

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 16:30

The US government shutdown could affect its global standing if prolonged, Secretary of State John Kerry warns on a trip his president had to cancel.
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Iran's Khamenei backs president

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 15:41
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: New York

The supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, endorses overtures to the US made by President Rouhani in New York, but with reservations.
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Storm Karen weakens off Gulf Coast

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 10:33

A tropical storm which sparked an alert on the US Gulf Coast is losing strength but heavy rain and potential flooding are still expected.
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US commitment to Asia 'undiminished'

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 8:36
related places: Asia

The US remains committed to Asia despite the shutdown that forced President Obama to cancel planned trips, Secretary of State John Kerry says.
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US lead rain-delayed Presidents Cup

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 7:21

The United States lead the International team by one point after just two matches are completed on a rain-hit second day.
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VIDEO: Lobster fishermen's 'problem of plenty'

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 4:28
related places: Maine

For those who harvest the seas, a big catch is usually welcomed, but the abundance of lobsters in Maine in the US has seen the price of the shellfish plummet.
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US shutdown halts EU trade talks

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 3:31
related places: America

Negotiations on a sweeping free trade pact between the US and the EU are postponed because of a partial government shutdown in America.
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Four weddings and a shutdown

Friday, October 4th 2013, 23:42

Four big days scuppered by US shutdown
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VIDEO: Vietnam's General Giap dies

Friday, October 4th 2013, 22:25
related countries: France France, Vietnam Vietnam

Vo Nguyen Giap, the Vietnamese general who masterminded victories against France and the US, has died aged 102.
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VIDEO: Support for the shutdown in Texas

Friday, October 4th 2013, 21:47
related places: Texas

Lawmakers in the US remain deadlocked in a battle over spending which has led to a shutdown of non-essential government operations.
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US probe after Capitol car chase

Friday, October 4th 2013, 19:28
related places: Capitol

An investigation is under way after a police chase through the heart of Washington DC ended with a woman driver shot dead and two officers injured.
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Vietnam war leader General Giap dies

Friday, October 4th 2013, 18:53
related countries: France France

Vo Nguyen Giap, Vietnam's legendary general who masterminded victories against France and the US, has died aged 102.
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US shutdown: Obama cancels Asia trip

Friday, October 4th 2013, 18:09
related places: Asia

US President Obama cancels his trip to Asia, including to the Apec and East Asia summits, as part of the US government shutdown.
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Haim and Timberlake in chart battle

Friday, October 4th 2013, 13:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Timberlake

US band Haim are just 28 copies behind Justin Timberlake in the race to have the number one album in the UK this week.
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US photojournalist Eppridge dies

Friday, October 4th 2013, 11:02

Photojournalist Bill Eppridge - who took images of the aftermath of Robert Kennedy's assassination - dies aged 75.
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Rwanda condemns US sanctions

Friday, October 4th 2013, 10:53
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda condemns the US imposition of sanctions, denying any links to the use of child soldiers by rebels in DR Congo.
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Fonda honoured with AFI film award

Friday, October 4th 2013, 9:07

The American Film Institute announces Jane Fonda will receive its Lifetime Achievement Award this year, following in the footsteps of her father Henry Fonda.
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VIDEO: Detroit home to loudest music in US

Friday, October 4th 2013, 1:58

Why Detroit is the noisiest music city in the US
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Tunisian man faces US terror charges

Friday, October 4th 2013, 0:50
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Tunisia Tunisia

Tunisian national Nizar Trabelsi, jailed in Belgium in 2003 for planning to attack a Nato air base, is extradited to the US on further charges.
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US Gulf Coast braces for storm

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 23:40

The US Gulf Coast is placed on alert as an approaching tropical storm threatens damaging winds, heavy rain and high tides.
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US gain slender Presidents Cup lead

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 23:09

The United States end the opening day of the Presidents Cup in the ascendancy, taking a 3½-2½ lead over the Internationals.
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Instagram to start allowing ads

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 22:53

In a posting on the company's website, the photo sharing service Instagram announces it will start placing ads in US users photo streams.
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Chase and gunfire at US Capitol

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 22:50

A police chase in Washington DC ends in gunfire, sparking panic at the White House and US Capitol and leaving a woman dead and two officers injured.
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IMF says US must solve debt crisis

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 20:16

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde says failure to raise the debt ceiling would be far worse than the current shutdown.
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US markets fall on debt fears

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 20:12
related places: Washington

After largely shrugging off the first two days of the US government shutdown, US markets finally fall on worries over Washington gridlock.
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BP wins reprieve over Gulf payouts

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 10:58
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Gulf

Oil giant BP's attempts to limit claims over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster get a boost after a US appeals court halts some payments.
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Tennant 'to star in US Broadchurch'

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 8:56

Britain's David Tennant is to reprise his detective role in the US version of ITV's hit murder mystery Broadchurch, according to reports.
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Obama warns of US default danger

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 0:04
related places: Republican, Wall Street

President Obama warns that Wall Street should be concerned about the risk of a default, as talks on ending the government shutdown end without agreement.
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Forty years of solitude

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 0:00

The US prisoner freed after four decades in isolation
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The drink of kings makes a comeback

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 23:13
related places: Why

Why mead is making a comeback in the US
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VIDEO: US author Tom Clancy dies aged 66

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 22:15
related places: Best

Best-selling US author Tom Clancy, known to millions for his Jack Ryan series of novels, has died aged 66, his publisher confirms.
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Deadly road crash in Tennessee

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 21:27
related places: Tennessee

At least eight people are killed and 14 injured in a crash involving a church bus and two other vehicles in the US state of Tennessee, police say.
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US spy chief: Shutdown 'damaging'

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 20:00

Senior US intelligence officials warn the government shutdown "seriously damages" the intelligence apparatus' ability to protect the US.
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Blankfein warns on US debt impasse

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 18:28

After a meeting between US President Barack Obama and 15 heads of big firms, Goldman Sachs' boss Lloyd Blankfein warns that a failure to raise the nation's borrowing limit would be "extremely adverse".
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Rockslide kills five in Colorado

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 17:51
related places: Colorado

A 13-year-old girl remains in hospital following a rockslide in the US state of Colorado which killed five members of her family.
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Spy novelist Tom Clancy dies aged 66

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 17:12
related places: Best

Best-selling US author Tom Clancy, known to millions for his Jack Ryan series of novels, has died aged 66, his publisher confirms.
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Obama cuts Asia trip over shutdown

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 14:50
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

President Barack Obama has postponed two stops on his four-nation Asia tour to tackle the shutdown of the US government, the White House says.
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Prisoners captures UK box office

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 12:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal's new film Prisoners repeats its US success by topping the UK box office in its opening weekend.
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Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 12:54

Mark Mardell says two sides in US shutdown not ready to blink
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Clinton mini-series scrapped by NBC

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 11:03

A drama starring Diane Lane as Hillary Clinton is cancelled by NBC, hours after CNN abandoned a documentary on the former US secretary of state.
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S Korea and US sign military pact

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 9:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

South Korea and the US sign a military pact that provides for a more co-ordinated response against possible threats from North Korea.
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VIDEO: Spat over US diplomat footage grows

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 9:27
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The diplomatic row between the US and Venezuela has escalated, with the American State Department expelling three Venezuelan diplomats. Emily Thomas reports.
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VIDEO: US shutdown continues amid standoff

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 6:46
related places: Republican

President Obama and Republican leaders in the House of Representatives are still no closer to ending their standoff, more than 24 hours after the first government shutdown in 17 years.
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VIDEO: Vintage plane lands on Florida highway

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 5:34
related places: Florida

A pilot made an emergency landing on a highway in Florida, US, after his plane lost power.
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US to expel Venezuelan diplomats

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 4:20
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

Three Venezuelan diplomats are to be expelled from the US after Caracas expelled three American officials there, the US State Department says.
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China activist to join US think-tank

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 3:35
related countries: China China

Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng is set to join the Witherspoon Institute, a US think-tank, as a distinguished human rights fellow.
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Hyundai to help US federal employees

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 1:28

Hyundai Motor says it will defer payments due from US federal employees affected by the partial government shutdown.
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Obama: Republicans demand ransom

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 22:47

President Obama vows not to allow Republicans to undermine his signature healthcare law as a condition to restart the government.
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