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News: United States

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

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Astronauts replace pump on spacewalk

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 18:35

Astronauts conduct emergency spacewalk to fix ammonia leak from the International Space Station's cooling system.
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Banksy mural up for auction again

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 14:42

A Banksy artwork which had been withdrawn from auction in the US is put up for sale again.
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VIDEO: US Benghazi talking points 'edited'

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 10:36
related countries: Libya Libya

Barack Obama's administration is being accused of underplaying the role of terrorism in the fatal attack on the US Consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi last September.
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US to return dinosaurs to Mongolia

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 8:14
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia

The US is to return more than a dozen illegally smuggled dinosaurs to Mongolia, following the return on Monday of a Tyrannosaurus skeleton.
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Malcolm X grandson dies in Mexico

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 1:52
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The grandson of US political activist Malcolm X dies in Mexico City following a fight in a bar, prosecutors say.
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Anger at Boston 'bomber' burial

Friday, May 10th 2013, 22:47
related places: Boston, Virginia

An Islamic community in the US state of Virginia is said to be furious after it emerged a Boston bombing suspect was buried at a rural cemetery there.
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IRS 'sorry' conservatives targeted

Friday, May 10th 2013, 20:31

The US Internal Revenue Service apologises for improperly subjecting conservative political groups to extra review, a tax official says.
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Simpson death sparks investigation

Friday, May 10th 2013, 19:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: America, San Francisco

America's Cup chiefs, San Francisco police and the US Coast Guard to investigate the death of British sailor Andrew Simpson.
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VIDEO: Cybercriminals in $45m world bank heist

Friday, May 10th 2013, 19:28

A gang of cybercriminals stole $45m (£29m) by hacking into a database of prepaid debit cards and draining cash machines around the world, US prosecutors say.
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Prince Harry visits US war cemetery

Friday, May 10th 2013, 17:21
related places: Virginia

Prince Harry continues his tour of the US, laying a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
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US Benghazi talking points 'edited'

Friday, May 10th 2013, 16:09
related countries: Libya Libya

Talking points about an attack on a US consulate in Libya were edited by the state department to remove references to terrorism, US media report.
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VIDEO: Cyber gang 'stole $45m' from ATMs

Friday, May 10th 2013, 13:29

A gang of cybercriminals stole $45m (£29m) by hacking into a database of prepaid debit cards and draining cash machines around the world, US prosecutors say.
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Amplats planning 6,000 job cuts

Friday, May 10th 2013, 12:07
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Anglo American Platinum plans to cut 6,000 jobs in South Africa after its profits were affected by violent labour strikes last year.
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Metal singer denies wife murder plot

Friday, May 10th 2013, 10:03

Tim Lambesis, lead singer of US heavy metal band As I Lay Dying, pleads not guilty to charge of attempting to plot the murder of his estranged wife.
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VIDEO: Cybercriminals 'stole $45m' from ATMs

Friday, May 10th 2013, 9:51

A gang of cybercriminals stole $45m (£29m) by hacking into a database of prepaid debit cards and draining cash machines around the world, US prosecutors say.
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US jogger dies in pit bull attack

Friday, May 10th 2013, 9:42

A woman has been killed by a pack of pit bull terriers while she was jogging in Los Angeles County, California police say.
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Boston suspect 'talked jihad'

Friday, May 10th 2013, 9:21
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Boston

Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev already held extreme views when he visited Russia last year, Islamists in Dagestan tell US media.
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N Korea sets out American's 'crimes'

Friday, May 10th 2013, 9:18
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea releases details of the alleged crimes of US citizen Kenneth Bae, who it sentenced to 15 years of hard labour.
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US orders removal of 3D-gun designs

Friday, May 10th 2013, 9:18

The US government demands that designs for a 3D-printed gun be taken offline.
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GB Olympian dies as boat capsizes

Friday, May 10th 2013, 6:55
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: A, America

British gold medal-winning sailor Andrew Simpson dies as his catamaran capsizes during a practice session for the America's Cup in San Francisco.
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Randy Jackson to leave American Idol

Friday, May 10th 2013, 6:20

The only remaining original American Idol judge is leaving the US talent competition at the end of the current series.
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Yen breaks 100 mark versus US dollar

Friday, May 10th 2013, 6:17
related countries: Japan Japan

The Japanese currency breaches the 100 yen to the US dollar mark for the first time since April 2009.
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VIDEO: WWll veteran reunited with dog tag

Friday, May 10th 2013, 3:45
related countries: France France

An American World War ll veteran who lost his military dog tag in France nearly 70 years ago has finally been reunited with it.
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Prince Harry begins tour of US

Friday, May 10th 2013, 3:21
related places: America, White House

Prince Harry begins his week-long tour of the US by meeting Michelle Obama and honouring America's military mothers at the White House.
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VIDEO: Prince Harry begins tour of US

Friday, May 10th 2013, 2:17
related places: America, White House

Prince Harry begins his week-long tour of the US by meeting Michelle Obama and honouring America's military mothers with her at the White House.
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Cyber gang 'stole $45m' from ATMs

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 23:53
related places: New York

Seven people are charged in New York over an alleged bank heist which saw cybercriminals steal $45m (£29m) from ATMs worldwide, US prosecutors say.
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Fannie Mae to pay $59.4bn back to US

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 21:48

US federal mortgage agency Fannie Mae will pay $59.4bn (£38.5bn) in dividends to the US Treasury, after posting a record profit in the first quarter.
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Cleveland kidnap accused in court

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 20:59
related places: Cleveland

The former bus driver charged with the "deliberate, depraved" kidnap and abuse of three women in the US city of Cleveland appears in court.
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Republicans demand Benghazi email

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 20:42

Republicans demand more information about an attack on the US mission in Benghazi, as Secretary of State John Kerry vows to leave no stone unturned.
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Karzai says US could have nine bases

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 17:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US troops could have nine bases in Afghanistan after most Nato troops withdraw in 2014, President Hamid Karzai says, ahead of a final security accord.
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'No post-war role' for Syria's Assad

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 17:11
related countries: Syria Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would have no role in a political settlement to Syria's conflict.
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US soap actress Jeanne Cooper dies

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 14:17
related places: Young

American soap actress Jeanne Cooper, who spent 40 years on The Young and the Restless, dies at the age of 84.
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Official describes Benghazi attack

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 10:28
related countries: Libya Libya

A top US official tells Congress he was "stunned" by the Obama administration's explanation for the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi.
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Doubt cast on study of lead in rice

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 8:38

Surprising results of elevated levels of lead in US rice imports have been cast into doubt by follow-up studies and checks of the equipment initially used.
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VIDEO: 'It's the saddest phone call I ever had'

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 6:23
related countries: Libya Libya

A top US official who was in Libya during a deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi has given the first public account of the event.
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Harry begins seven-day US visit

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 5:49
related places: Las Vegas

Prince Harry starts a seven-day visit to the US - his first trip to the country since being pictured naked in Las Vegas last year.
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Nun guilty of nuclear site break-in

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 0:42

An elderly nun and two peace activists have been convicted for damage caused while breaking into a US defence site that processes and stores uranium.
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Sharif 'would end' Pakistan war role

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 23:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The man tipped to be Pakistan's next prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, says he would end the country's involvement in the US-led war on terror if elected.
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Jodi Arias convicted of murder

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 22:39
related places: Arizona

A US woman is found guilty of premeditated murder in the shooting and stabbing death of her boyfriend in his Arizona home in 2008.
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Two firms quit fracking in Poland

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 22:19
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Marathon

Two North American companies, Talisman Energy and Marathon, have quit fracking for shale gas in Poland, after disappointing drilling results.
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'Rot' in Air Force nuclear watch

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 19:44

The US Air Force strips 17 officers of the authority to control nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles, US media report.
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Teen charged over Utah referee death

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 19:30
related places: Utah, Salt Lake City

A US teen is charged with homicide by assault after allegedly punching a football referee who later died in hospital in Salt Lake City.
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Envoy hails US-Russia deal on Syria

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 16:42
related countries: Syria Syria

UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi hails a US-Russia accord to work together to end the conflict in Syria but warns it is "only a first step".
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No easy answers on Syria crisis

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 16:12
related countries: Syria Syria

Questions remain despite US Russia accord
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Ancient bone-headed dinosaur found

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 10:29

Scientists have announced the discovery of a new species of bone-headed dinosaur, which is the oldest in North America, and possibly the world.
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Cold case sparks China petition rush

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 10:14
related countries: China China

A 19-year-old poisoning case sparks a rush of interest in the US White House petitions site from Chinese internet users.
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Metal star arrested over murder plot

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 8:31

Tim Lambesis, lead singer of US heavy metal band As I Lay Dying, is arrested on suspicion of attempting to plot the murder of his estranged wife.
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Shamed ex-governor wins House race

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 1:40

A former South Carolina governor who left office in disgrace after admitting an extramarital affair wins election to the US Congress.
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Cannabis cash cow?

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 23:52

Will legalised cannabis mean economic surge in part of US?
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Russia and US agree Syria conference

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 22:54
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

Russia and the US say they have agreed to work towards holding an international conference to find a political solution to the conflict in Syria.
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No more rewards for N Korea - Obama

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 20:55
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea will no longer be rewarded with concessions for provocative behaviour, US President Barack Obama says.
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Brazilian Azevedo to head up WTO

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 20:50
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil

The new head of the World Trade Organisation will be Roberto Azevedo from Brazil, the first Latin American to hold the post, officials say.
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US military sex assaults on rise

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 19:23

As Pentagon figures show a rise in sexual harassment and assaults in the US military, President Obama says it will no longer be tolerated.
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US gun homicides at 20-year low

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 19:07

Gun homicides in the US have fallen sharply since peaking in 1993, two studies reveal, as a renewed gun control debate rages in Washington DC.
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VIDEO: Police hail rescued Ohio women

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 18:48
related places: Ohio

Police have praised the bravery of three women found alive on Monday evening in a house in Cleveland, Ohio, after they vanished about a decade ago.
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N Korea 'moves missiles from coast'

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 18:24
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea removes two missiles from a launch site on the east coast, indicating a lowering of tension on the peninsula, a US official says.
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Briton admits US child cannibal plot

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 18:20

A 40-year-old Briton living in Massachusetts faces up to 27 years in a US jail for plotting to kidnap, rape, kill and eat a child, authorities say.
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Missing US women found after decade

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 12:59
related places: Ohio

Three young women who vanished about a decade ago in the US state of Ohio are found alive in a house in Cleveland - three brothers have been arrested.
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Pacquiao to fight Rios in November

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 10:17
related countries: China China
related places: Rios

Manny Pacquiao will fight for the first time since December when he meets American Brandon Rios in China in November.
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US accuses China of cyber-spying

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 10:04
related countries: China China

China's government and military have targeted US government computers as part of a cyber espionage campaign, a US report on China says.
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Missing US women found after decade

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 1:53
related places: Ohio

Three young women who disappeared a decade ago or more have been found alive in the US state of Ohio, police say.
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Air Force anti-assault boss arrested

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 0:42
related places: Virginia

The officer tasked with stemming sexual attacks in the US Air Force is arrested for sexual assault in the state of Virginia, police say.
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Senate backs online sales tax plan

Monday, May 6th 2013, 23:51
related places: Senate

An online sales tax bill heads to the US House of Representatives after Senate passage, as brick-and-mortar shops call for a "level playing field".
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Bride among dead in US limo blaze

Monday, May 6th 2013, 20:01

A newlywed was among five women killed and four injured as a hired stretch limo turned into a fireball during a bridal party in San Francisco Bay.
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Tsarnaev friend released on bail

Monday, May 6th 2013, 19:47

A judge in the US agrees to release pending trial a friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect who is accused of lying to FBI investigators.
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US soccer referee dies after punch

Monday, May 6th 2013, 13:06
related places: Utah, Salt Lake City

A memorial is held for a soccer referee who died after he was allegedly punched while issuing a yellow card during a game in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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World's first 3D-printer gun fired

Monday, May 6th 2013, 6:38

The world’s first gun made using a 3D printer is successfully tested in the US by a group planning to make the blueprints available online.
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Uribe 'to take Maduro to court'

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 21:29
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Venezuela Venezuela

Ex-Colombian President Alvaro Uribe says he will take Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro to a regional human rights body over murder accusations.
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Iron Man 3 triumphs at US box office

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 16:45

Iron Man 3 has stormed to the top of the US box office, with the second biggest ever opening weekend in the US.
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Aerosmith cancel Indonesian concert

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 16:34
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

US band Aerosmith have cancelled a concert in Jakarta over safety concerns, a concert promoter has confirmed.
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Women die in US stretch limo blaze

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 13:16
related places: San Francisco

Five women die and four are injured when a stretch limo catches fire on a major bridge in the San Francisco area.
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VIDEO: A look inside US rifle convention

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 7:30
related places: Texas

Jonny Dymond reports from the exhibition hall of the NRA convention in Texas, a ''huge space dedicated to guns.''
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Iraqi PM coalition in election lead

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 23:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A coalition led by Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki wins the most seats in seven of 12 provinces, in the first elections since US troops withdrew in 2011.
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VIDEO: Weather assists US wildfires effort

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 20:45
related places: California

A major change in weather conditions in California is helping firefighters bring a huge bush fire in coastal mountains under control.
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Israel planes strike inside Syria

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 19:32
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria

Israel launches an air strike against Syria, targeting weapons heading for Lebanon's Hezbollah, as the US reiterates it is unlikely to send troops.
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Solar plane lands in Phoenix

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 12:17
related places: America, San Francisco

The Solar Impulse plane, which holds records including the longest manned zero-fuel flight, completes the first leg of a bid to cross the US.
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Kyrgyzstan finds US pilots' bodies

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 10:07
related places: Friday

The Kyrgyz government says it has found the bodies of two US pilots after a military refuelling plane crashed in the Central Asian state on Friday.
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Obama foresees no US troops in Syria

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 2:33
related countries: Syria Syria

President Barack Obama says he does not envisage sending American troops to Syria, as US reports suggest Israel conducted an air strike there.
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US tightens student visa rules

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 2:10

The US moves to tighten its screening of international students, its first security change in response to last month's Boston bombings.
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Major wildfires spread in California

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 2:01

More than 3,000 California firefighters battle six major wildfires, as one of the fiercest blazes shuts the Pacific Coast Highway for a second day.
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Economy key to war on drugs - Obama

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 1:43

The war on drugs will not be won unless Latin American economies are strong, President Obama says ahead of a meeting with Central American leaders.
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Hunt for US crew after Kyrgyz crash

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 19:49
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
related places: Bishkek

A search is under way for a three-man crew missing after a US refuelling plane crashes in northern Kyrgyzstan.
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US job creation strong in April

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 17:43

The Dow Jones surges through 15,000 after news that 165,000 jobs were created in April, much better than economists had predicted.
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US Navy launches drone 'squadron'

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 15:20

The US Navy has launched a squadron combining unmanned drones as well as manned aircraft, amid a national debate over the role of drones in warfare.
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Singer George Jones funeral held

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 10:21
related places: Nashville

George Jones, the American country singer, who died at the age of 81 last week, is laid to rest in Nashville.
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US military to adopt Android phones

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 9:54

Samsung phones running a secure version of Android have been approved for use by the US Department of Defense.
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US announces Burma sanctions move

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 9:06
related countries: Burma Burma

The US extends an order allowing for targeted sanctions against Burma for another year, but lifts a blanket visa ban on former government officials.
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VIDEO: Buffett's 'Woodstock for capitalists'

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 9:01
related places: Woodstock

Legendary US investor Warren Buffett will host his annual shareholder meeting this weekend with almost 35,000 investors in attendance.
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Australia outlines defence plans

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 5:04
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia says it will buy 12 new attack planes equipped with electronic warfare systems, in a defence white paper that also reaffirms its alliance with the US.
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VIDEO: World's smallest flying robot built

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 4:48

Scientists in the US have created a robot the size of a fly that is able to perform the agile manoeuvres of the ubiquitous insects.
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Rhode Island legalises gay marriage

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 3:07
related places: Rhode Island

Rhode Island becomes the 10th US state to allow same-sex marriages, following the final approval of the measure by lawmakers.
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Boston duo 'planned 4 July attack'

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 2:35
related places: Boston

The Boston bombs suspects first planned to attack Independence Day celebrations, but finished the devices more quickly than expected, US media report.
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Obama agrees trade boost in Mexico

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 0:30
related countries: Mexico Mexico

US President Obama and Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto agree to boost economic ties and combat drug-trafficking during talks in Mexico.
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Why US firms are turning to Mexico, leaving China behind

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 23:19
related countries: China China, Mexico Mexico

Why US firms are choosing Mexico over China
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US considering arms for Syria rebels

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 23:04
related countries: Syria Syria

For the first time a senior US official acknowledges the administration is thinking about arming Syria's rebels, amid allegations of a new massacre.
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Suicides soar among US middle-aged

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 22:26

The suicide rate among middle-aged Americans has risen 28% in a decade, with white people and American Indians most affected.
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GM profits pulled lower by Opel

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 20:47

US automotive giant General Motors reports a 14% fall in profits during the first three months of the year, with losses at its European subsidiary Opel.
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Warren Buffett Twitter followers jump

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 20:03

Legendary US investor Warren Buffett looks set to be one of Twitter's most followed users as thousands flock to follow him.
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US urges N Korea prisoner amnesty

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 18:58
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US calls on North Korea to grant amnesty to US citizen Kenneth Bae, sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for alleged anti-government crimes.
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Seattle May Day rally turns violent

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 13:34
related places: Seattle

A day of peaceful May Day rallies in the US city of Seattle turns violent after dark, as eight police officers are hurt and 18 people arrested.
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