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US orders personnel to leave Lebanon

Friday, September 6th 2013, 15:11
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Turkey Turkey

The US state department orders non-emergency US government personnel to leave Lebanon and approves voluntary evacuation from southern Turkey.
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Apple faces e-book restrictions

Friday, September 6th 2013, 14:44
related places: Apple

A US judge imposes restrictions on the agreements technology giant Apple, after a court ruled it conspired with five publishers to control e-book prices.
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US man confesses to killing in video

Friday, September 6th 2013, 14:16
related places: Ohio, Navy

A man in the US state of Ohio posts an online video confession in which he admits killing a 61-year-old Navy veteran in a drink-driving accident.
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US employment rises again in August

Friday, September 6th 2013, 13:24
related places: August

The US added 169,000 new jobs in August, adding to signs of a strengthening recovery in the world's largest economy.
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Obama pushes for support on Syria

Friday, September 6th 2013, 12:47
related countries: Syria Syria

US President Obama uses his final day at the G20 summit to push for support for a military strike on Syria, but global leaders remain divided.
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VIDEO: Mexico's president speaks to the BBC

Friday, September 6th 2013, 12:40
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Mexico Mexico, Syria Syria

The BBC's Jon Sopel spoke to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto about Syria, the G20 and claims a US intelligence agency spied on him and his Brazilian counterpart.
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US and UK 'crack online encryption'

Friday, September 6th 2013, 11:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US and UK intelligence agencies reportedly crack technology used to encrypt internet services such as online banking, medical records and email.
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Baldwin to host late night talk show

Friday, September 6th 2013, 10:02
related places: Hollywood

Hollywood and TV actor Alec Baldwin is to host a weekly current events and culture talk show on a US cable news channel.
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G20 'split' as US hits out at Russia

Friday, September 6th 2013, 9:13
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

World leaders meeting at the G20 summit in Russia remain divided over Syria, while the US envoy to the UN sharply criticises Moscow.
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VIDEO: US and UK 'crack online encryption'

Friday, September 6th 2013, 6:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Documents from the former US intelligence contractor, Edward Snowden, suggest US and British security agencies have managed to unlock the internet encryption codes protecting the emails, banking and medical records of hundreds of millions of people.
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Mexico says Obama promises spy probe

Friday, September 6th 2013, 3:22
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto tells the BBC that US President Barack Obama has promised to investigate allegations that the NSA spied on him.
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Djokovic powers past Youzhny to semis

Friday, September 6th 2013, 2:58

World number one Novak Djokovic powers past Mikhail Youzhny in four sets to reach the semi-finals of the US Open.
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War-weary Americans wary of Syria

Friday, September 6th 2013, 2:35
related countries: Syria Syria

Mark Mardell reports on US doubts over Syria military strikes
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US patients in brain disease scare

Friday, September 6th 2013, 2:17
related places: New Hampshire

Thirteen hospital patients in the US states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire may have been exposed to a fatal brain disease, officials say.
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Murray consoled by Grand Slam record

Friday, September 6th 2013, 0:50

Andy Murray believes his recent Grand Slam record gives him reason for cheer despite his US Open quarter-final exit.
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Wawrinka ends Murray US Open defence

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 22:00

Defending champion Andy Murray's US Open reign ends as Stanislas Wawrinka wins 6-4 6-3 6-2 at Flushing Meadows.
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VIDEO: China suffers diabetes epidemic

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 11:05
related countries: China China

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests 114 million adults are living with diabetes in China - the highest number of diabetics in the world.
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Chinese airline fleets 'to triple'

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 10:22
related countries: China China

China's airlines are likely to triple the size of their fleets over the next 20 years, US airline giant Boeing forecasts in its annual sales outlook.
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Malaysia bars US band Lamb of God

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 8:25
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

US metal band Lamb of God are barred from performing in Malaysia after officials said the group could infringe religious sensitivities.
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Fort Hood gunman forcibly shaved

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 3:13

The man sentenced to death last week for the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage has been forcibly shaved, a US Army spokesman says.
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Nadal thrashes Robredo at US Open

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 3:00

Rafael Nadal destroys fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo for the loss of just four games as he powers into the US Open semi-finals.
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US car sales at near six-year high

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 1:53
related places: August

US car sales surge to a near six-year high in August as consumers grow more confident about an economic recovery.
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US Senate panel backs force in Syria

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 1:20
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Senate

President Obama's push for military action to punish Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons clears its first hurdle in the US Congress.
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Azarenka eases into US Open semis

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 1:07
related countries: Italy Italy

Second seed Victoria Azarenka remains on course for a return to the US Open final after beating Daniela Hantuchova.
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US 'wanted quick UK vote' on Syria

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 20:48
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cabinet, White House

A Cabinet minister suggests that the White House wanted the UK to hold a "quick vote" on Syria amid the clamour for an international response to the use of chemical weapons.
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'Credibility on the line over Syria'

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 19:35
related countries: Syria Syria

President Obama says the credibility of the US and international community is on the line over its response to alleged chemical attacks by Syria.
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Ohio kidnapper found hanging in cell

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 18:22
related places: Cleveland, Ohio

The Ohio man who kidnapped three women and held them captive in his home for at least a decade dies after being found hanging in his prison cell.
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McCain played phone game in Senate

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 18:04
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Senate

US Senator John McCain admits playing a game on his iPhone during a congressional hearing on Syria, after being "busted" by the Washington Post.
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US trade deficit widens in July

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 14:01
related places: June

The US trade deficit widened in July from June due to a fall in exports and growing imports of cars, trucks and motoring parts.
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Putin warns US over Syria action

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 11:47
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: West

President Putin warns the US against one-sided action in Syria, but says Russia would back a UN resolution if Syria had used chemical weapons.
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VIDEO: Idiot sign punishment for US man

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 10:28
related places: Ohio

A 58-year-old Ohio man who threatened police during 911 calls has been ordered to stand outside a police station wearing a sign that says he is an idiot.
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One Direction top UK film chart

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 10:06
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

One Direction shoot to the top of the UK and Ireland box office chart with their documentary This Is Us.
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DIY rap duo scoop indie music awards

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 8:59

US rap duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis win two prizes at the Association of Independent Music (Aim) Awards for their self-released debut album.
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S&P says US lawsuit is 'retaliation'

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 6:30
related places: Standard, Poor

Standard and Poor's says the lawsuit filed against it by the US Justice Department is "retaliation" against its decision to downgrade the US's credit rating.
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Miley Cyrus defends VMA performance

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 6:04
related places: Brooklyn

US singer says she wanted to "make history" at the MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn.
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US Senate draft backs Syria action

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 4:18
related countries: Syria Syria

US senators agree on a draft resolution that would allow limited force to be used in response to alleged chemical attacks in Syria last month.
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Murray reaches US Open quarter-finals

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 3:47
related countries: Uzbekistan Uzbekistan

Defending champion Andy Murray beats Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin in four sets to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open.
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Youzhny ends Hewitt hopes in five sets

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 2:59
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Lleyton Hewitt misses the chance to reach a first Grand Slam quarter-final in four years as he loses to Mikhail Youzhny.
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Obama wins key backing on Syria plan

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 22:24
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Congress

Key US political figures back President Barack Obama's call for a military strike on Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack.
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VIDEO: Eating the killer Snakehead out of existence

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 21:39

The Northern Snakehead fish is an invasive species in US waters. The BBC spoke to fishermen who hope to 'eradicate the predator by knife and fork'.
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Damages award over US racial slur

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 21:20

A US jury awards $280,000 in damages after rejecting a black employer's claim his use of a racial slur against a black employee was a term of love.
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Homeland series opener leaked online

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 15:36
related places: Homeland

The first episode of the new series of hit US show Homeland is leaked online almost a month before it is due to be broadcast.
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Israel missile test amid Syria fears

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 14:32
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria
related places: Western

Israel carries out a joint missile test with the US in the Mediterranean, amid heightened tension over possible Western military strikes on Syria.
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More than 2m have fled Syria - UN

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 12:17
related countries: France France, Syria Syria

The UN's refugee agency says two million Syrians are now refugees, as the US and France push for military action over chemical weapons claims.
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Rodman in second North Korea visit

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 10:18
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Retired US basketball player Dennis Rodman visits North Korea for the second time this year to meet leader Kim Jong-un.
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Russians warned of US extradition

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 9:38
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia warns its citizens against visiting countries that have extradition deals with the US, if they suspect they could be prosecuted in the US.
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US box office scores record summer

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 9:03

This year's summer box office in the US saw a 10.2% increase in revenue from last year, with takings hitting a record $4.7bn (£3bn).
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VIDEO: Brazil and Mexico probe NSA claims

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 7:22
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Mexico Mexico

Brazil and Mexico have both demanded an explanation from the US over claims that the National Security Agency (NSA) spied on their presidents.
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Syrian refugees urge quick US action

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 1:30
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Damascus refugees join Syrian exodus to Lebanon
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Federer beaten by Robredo at US Open

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 0:38

Roger Federer's hopes of winning a sixth US Open title end with a shock fourth-round defeat by Tommy Robredo.
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UK entrepreneurs 'work fewest hours'

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 23:00
related countries: France France, Germany Germany, Spain Spain, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Small

Small business owners polled in the UK work fewer hours than their counterparts in the US, Germany, France, Netherlands or Spain, according to a survey.
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Brazil and Mexico probe NSA claims

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 22:56
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Mexico Mexico

Brazil and Mexico demand an explanation from the US over claims that the NSA spied on the presidents of both countries.
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Woman, 64, completes Cuba-US swim

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 22:24
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad succeeds in becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to the US without a shark cage.
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Rain disrupts US Open day eight

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 21:04
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Rain

Rain disrupts the eighth day of the US Open, forcing the postponement of Victoria Azarenka's match with Ana Ivanovic.
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VIDEO: Vodafone: 'Offer too good to refuse'

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 21:00

The chief executive of Vodafone tells the BBC the offer to sell its 45% stake in Verizon Wireless to US telecoms group Verizon Communications "was in the interests of our shareholders to accept".
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Vodafone sells $130bn Verizon stake

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 20:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK telecoms giant Vodafone confirms the sale of its 45% stake in US-based Verizon Wireless for $130bn (£84bn).
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VIDEO: US woman, 64, makes historic swim

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 19:31
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad succeeds in becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to the US without a shark cage.
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Fifty Shades movie casts its leads

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 17:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Charlie Hunnam and US actress Dakota Johnson land the coveted lead roles in the big-screen version of EL James' erotic bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey.
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NSA 'spied on Brazil and Mexico'

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 16:20
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil, Mexico Mexico

The US National Security Agency (NSA) targeted the communications of the Brazilian and Mexican governments, Brazilian TV Globo reports.
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Taliban bombers attack US base

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 10:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Taliban militants attack a US base in eastern Afghanistan, sparking a lengthy gun battle in which three insurgents were killed.
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US strike on Syria 'helps al-Qaeda'

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 10:28
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria warns any US military action over the alleged use of chemical weapons would amount to "support of al-Qaeda and its affiliates".
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees' views on US action

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 9:27
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian refugees give their views on a possible strike by the US military, against President Bashar al-Assad's government.
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VIDEO: Crossing the scariest bridge in the US

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 23:04
related places: America

Helping drivers too scared to cross one of America's scariest bridges
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Williams into US Open quarter-finals

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 22:04

Defending champion Serena Williams reaches the US Open quarter-finals with a straight-set win over Sloane Stephens.
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Murray beats Mayer in US Open

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 20:32
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Mayer

Defending champion Andy Murray beats Germany's Florian Mayer in straight sets to reach the last 16 of the US Open.
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US 'has evidence of Syrian sarin use'

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 20:29
related countries: Syria Syria

The United States has evidence that the chemical nerve agent sarin was used in a deadly attack in Damascus last month, Secretary of State John Kerry says.
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US delay 'could embolden Assad'

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 11:06
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Congress

US President Barack Obama's decision to delay possible military action in Syria while it is debated by Congress could "embolden" the government, an opposition spokesman says.
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PM supports Obama's stance on Syria

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 8:19
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Congress

Prime Minister David Cameron gives his support to Barack Obama over Syria after the US president says he will ask Congress to vote on military strike action.
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Evans 'belongs with top players'

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 8:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number three Dan Evans believes he belongs with the top players after his unexpected run to the third round of the US Open.
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Azarenka survives scare at US Open

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 4:25
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Second seed Victoria Azarenka fights back from a set down to beat Alize Cornet and reach the US Open fourth round.
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Gutsy Evans knocked out of US Open

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 1:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Briton Dan Evans's US Open run ends in the third round as he loses a thrilling four-set match to 19th seed Tommy Robredo.
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VIDEO: Fifth time lucky for Cuba-US swim?

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 1:24
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Florida, Havana

US endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is again trying to become the first person to swim from the Cuban capital, Havana, to Florida without a shark cage.
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Obama to seek Congress vote on Syria

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 0:46
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Congress

President Barack Obama says the US should take military action against Syria and he will seek congressional authorisation for strikes.
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Putin challenges US on Syria claims

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 17:08
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia's President Putin asks the US to present to the UN evidence behind claims that Syria was responsible for chemical weapons attacks.
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US abuse probe exhumes boys' bodies

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 15:15
related places: Dozier, Florida

Researchers start exhuming remains buried at the former Dozier penal institution in Florida, decades after boys were allegedly abused there.
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UN chemical inspectors leave Syria

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 6:03
related countries: Syria Syria

A UN team investigating alleged chemical weapons attacks leaves Damascus, as the US considers a "limited narrow act" against Syria.
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Hewitt upsets Del Potro in New York

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 3:58
related countries: Germany Germany

Lleyton Hewitt moves into the last 32 with a surprise 6-4 5-7 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-1 win over sixth seed Juan Martin del Potro.
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Suriname leader's son in drugs case

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 0:48
related countries: Panama Panama, Suriname Suriname

The son of Suriname's president, Dino Bouterse, has been charged in the US after being arrested in Panama.
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Top US judge to perform gay wedding

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 0:40

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this weekend will become the first judge on the country's highest court to perform a same-sex marriage.
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Murray overcomes battling Mayer

Friday, August 30th 2013, 23:46
related places: Mayer

Andy Murray drops the first set of his US Open title defence in beating Leonardo Mayer to reach the last 32.
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Venezuela strip club attacker jailed

Friday, August 30th 2013, 23:07
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

A man has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison for shooting and wounding two US diplomats in a Caracas strip club.
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Syria attack killed 1,429 - Kerry

Friday, August 30th 2013, 22:12
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Kerry

John Kerry says the US has evidence that the Syrian government killed 1,429 people in last week's poison-gas attack in Damascus.
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US man convicted of murdering baby

Friday, August 30th 2013, 21:40
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: America

An 18-year-old US man is convicted of murder in the shooting of a baby in the state of Georgia - a case that has sent shockwaves across America.
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Snow grips South American countries

Friday, August 30th 2013, 21:35

An unusual cold spell grips the southern countries in the Americas, killing at least 13 people and more than 5,000 cattle.
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US spying 'black budget' detailed

Friday, August 30th 2013, 17:55

A breakdown of US intelligence's multi-billion dollar "black budget" is revealed in files passed by leaker Edward Snowden to the Washington Post.
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Robson beaten by Li at US Open

Friday, August 30th 2013, 17:25
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Laura Robson is beaten 6-2 7-5 by China's Li Na in the third round of the US Open.
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France backs US on Syria action

Friday, August 30th 2013, 16:57
related countries: France France, Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

President Hollande says France is still ready to take action in Syria alongside the US, despite UK MPs blocking British involvement.
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North Korea 'cancels' US envoy visit

Friday, August 30th 2013, 15:54
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea has revoked an invitation for a US envoy to travel to Pyongyang to seek the release of an American, the US state department says.
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US consumers spend less in July

Friday, August 30th 2013, 15:09

US consumers barely increase their spending in July, as workers saw their salaries shrink due to government spending cuts.
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US girl, 6, dies in boy's joyride

Friday, August 30th 2013, 14:51
related places: Arizona

An eight-year-old Arizona boy takes his mother's car for a joyride and crashes it, fatally injuring his six-year-old sister, who was with him.
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VIDEO: Launch of self-assembly camera

Friday, August 30th 2013, 9:51

A self-assembly digital camera designed to teach children about the technology involved has been launched in the US.
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Widower's love song makes top 10

Friday, August 30th 2013, 9:37

A 96-year-old who wrote a touching love song to his late wife enters the top 10 on the US iTunes chart.
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US led by 'best interests' on Syria

Friday, August 30th 2013, 9:07
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US vows to act in its "best interests" over the alleged use of chemical weapons by Syria, after British MPs reject military action.
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Ruthless Nadal demolishes Brazilian

Friday, August 30th 2013, 5:01

Rafael Nadal's irrepressible form continues as he thrashes Brazilian qualifier Rogerio Dutra Silva at the US Open.
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China's Sinopec signs Egypt oil deal

Friday, August 30th 2013, 2:28
related countries: China China, Egypt Egypt

China Petrochemical Corporation, also known as Sinopec, agrees to buy a 33% stake in the Egyptian oil and gas business of US firm Apache Corporation.
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Chimp wins $10,000 art competition

Friday, August 30th 2013, 1:42

A US chimpanzee who paints with his tongue wins a $10,000 (£6,450) prize in a chimpanzee art competition sponsored by the Humane Society of the US.
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Assad will fight West's 'aggression'

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 23:21
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: West, Western

Syria's leader says threats of Western strikes bolster his resolve, as efforts to reach an international consensus on military action stumble.
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Briton Evans into US Open third round

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 22:54
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number three Dan Evans extends his superb run at the US Open with a second-round win over Bernard Tomic.
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US fast-food workers on strike

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 21:40

Fast-food workers in dozens of US cities are on strike, union leaders say, in what could be one of the industry's biggest walkouts.
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Fury over US judge's rape remarks

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 21:09
related places: Montana

A Montana judge who said a 14-year-old rape victim was "as much in control of the situation" as the man who assaulted her is under pressure to resign.
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