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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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VIDEO: Chemical attack victim given new face

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 13:05

An American woman has had a successful face transplant, six years after an attack by her estranged husband left her horribly disfigured.
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Syria presents tough choices for Obama

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 12:02

Syria chemical weapons claims leave US with tough choice
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Ireland to drop Magnitsky List plan

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 11:34
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Russia Russia

The Irish parliament is set to limit its reaction to the Magnitsky affair to a statement of concern after Russia warns against US-style sanctions.
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N Korea jails US man for 15 years

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 8:29
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea says it has sentenced a US citizen to 15 years of hard labour, amid ongoing tensions with the US.
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UK gambler jailed for US killing

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 8:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British professional poker player is jailed for 20 years in the US for killing his wife, who disappeared in 1997.
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Three 'hindered' Boston blasts case

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 1:58
related places: Boston

Three college friends of the Boston bombings suspect appear in court, accused of obstructing the police investigation into the attacks.
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FBI releases photos of Benghazi trio

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 1:39
related countries: Libya Libya

The FBI distributes photos of three men it says were on the grounds of the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, when it was attacked last year.
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US fights 'morning-after' pill case

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 1:02

The Obama administration files an appeal against a judge's ruling that requires the "morning-after" pill to be available to all ages.
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US protest at USAID Bolivia decision

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 22:41
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

The US expresses regret at Bolivia's decision to expel USAID, rejecting allegations of conspiracy made by President Evo Morales as "baseless".
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PepsiCo removes 'racist' commercial

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 22:34

US soft drinks giant PepsiCo withdraws a Mountain Dew ad over criticism that it depicts racial stereotypes and makes light of violence against women.
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American settlers 'turned cannibal'

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 22:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Newly discovered bones prove the first permanent English settlers in North America turned to cannibalism over the winter of 1609-10, US researchers say.
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Huge payout for US disabled workers

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 21:44
related places: Iowa

A US jury awards $240m to 32 mentally disabled men who suffered decades of abuse while working for a turkey processing company in Iowa.
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Bolivian leader expels US aid agency

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 20:53
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivian President Evo Morales says he is expelling the US Agency for International Development (USAID) for seeking to undermine his government.
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Ukraine 'worst abuser of patents'

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 19:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The US names Ukraine as the country with the worst record on protecting intellectual property and calls on its government to reverse the situation.
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US central bank to keep buying bonds

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 18:47

US central bank keeps interest rates steady and sticks to its quantitative easing bond-buying programme.
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US car sales drive to six-year high

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 16:49

US vehicle makers reported double-digit sales growth for April, giving the industry its best month in six years.
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VIDEO: Skid ends US high-speed car chase

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 13:56
related places: Los Angeles

A driver has been arrested after a high-speed car chase through the streets of Los Angeles.
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World 'neglecting Iraq's children'

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 11:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The situation of children in Iraq 10 years after the US-led invasion is "one of the world's most neglected crises", the charity War Child says.
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VIDEO: Knox: I want to visit Kercher's grave

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 7:05
related countries: Italy Italy

The American student Amanda Knox, who has written a book about her experience in Italy, says she hopes one day to be able to visit Meredith Kercher's grave.
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Knox considers Italy retrial return

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 6:07
related countries: Italy Italy

Amanda Knox, who was convicted and then cleared of murdering Briton Meredith Kercher in 2007, says she may return to Italy to face a retrial.
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Juvenile sex offences list 'harmful'

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 4:01

US authorities should end the practice of placing juveniles' names on publicly available sex offender registries, Human Rights Watch recommends.
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US morning-after pill for girls, 15

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 3:08

The US Food and Drug Administration approves the "morning-after" pill without a prescription for women aged 15 and over.
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NBA player speaks about coming out

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 2:35

Jason Collins says it is "mind-boggling" to be the first man competing in a major US sport to come out as gay, as his ex-fiancee tells of her surprise.
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Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 0:37

Items found at the business premises of a man accused of sending ricin-laced letters to US officials tested positive for the toxin, the FBI says.
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Viewpoint: Are US-North Korea talks possible?

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 23:50

Why US-North Korea talks remain out of reach
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VIDEO: Knox protests innocence on US TV

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 22:22
related countries: Italy Italy

Amanda Knox - who is facing a retrial over the killing of Briton Meredith Kercher in Italy in 2007 - has gone on US television to protest her innocence.
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Obama renews vow to close Guantanamo

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 20:53
related countries: Cuba Cuba

US President Barack Obama pledges a new push to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, amid a growing prisoner hunger strike there.
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Hezbollah's Nasrallah in Syria pledge

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 20:25
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria

The head of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah declares that Syria has real friends who will not let it fall to the US, Israel or Islamic extremists.
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US regulators fine RBS subsidiaries

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 19:12

RBS Group's US subsidiaries reach settlements worth $14m (£9m) with bank regulators after failing to comply with consumer protection laws.
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VIDEO: US 'ready' for openly gay NBA star

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 16:50

Basketball player Jason Collins has said it is "mind-boggling" to be the first active male athlete in a major sport in the US to come out as gay
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VIDEO: Obama: Guantanamo 'not necessary'

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 16:37
related places: Congress

US President Obama says he will renew efforts to close the American military detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, saying he wants Congress for its help to close the centre.
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Prison for US woman 'Iraq deserter'

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 13:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A US woman soldier is sentenced to 10 months in military prison after pleading guilty to desertion while on leave from a deployment in Iraq.
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S Korea-US joint military drills end

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 5:40
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

The US and South Korea wrap up "Foal Eagle", the joint military drills that took place amid high tensions with North Korea.
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Ford announces entry into Burma

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 5:24
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: Ford

US carmaker Ford becomes the latest foreign company to announce plans to enter the Burmese market, after investment sanctions are suspended.
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Knox proclaims innocence on US TV

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 4:03

Amanda Knox - who is facing a retrial over the killing of Briton Meredith Kercher in 2007 - goes on US TV to publicly proclaim her innocence.
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VIDEO: Is America in terminal decline?

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 0:00

The BBC's North America editor Mark Mardell visits the Mid-West to find out if the United States is in terminal decline.
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US acts over Guantanamo strike

Monday, April 29th 2013, 23:48
related places: Extra

Extra medical staff arrive at Guantanamo Bay in an attempt to cope with a spreading hunger strike by prisoners at the US detention facility.
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NBA player Collins comes out as gay

Monday, April 29th 2013, 23:15

US basketball player Jason Collins comes out as gay, the first active male athlete in a major American professional sport to do so.
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US cargo plane crash at Afghan base

Monday, April 29th 2013, 20:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Bagram, All

All seven crew members have died after a civilian cargo plane crashed at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan, Nato confirms.
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China 'becomes biggest PC market'

Monday, April 29th 2013, 19:08
related countries: China China

China overtakes the US as the world's biggest market for personal computers, according to a market data report.
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US ricin-letters suspect in court

Monday, April 29th 2013, 17:54

A Mississippi martial arts instructor appears in court on charges relating to ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama, a senator and a judge.
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Snake robot teams up with rescue dog

Monday, April 29th 2013, 15:31

US-based researchers test pairing a robotic snake with a search-and-rescue dog in a simulated exercise in a collapsed building.
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Karzai admits secret US cash 'help'

Monday, April 29th 2013, 14:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai admits his office received secret payments from the US, but says the amounts were small and used legitimately.
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Khan targets world title fight in US

Monday, April 29th 2013, 14:54

Former world light-welterweight champion Amir Khan is targeting a world title fight next in the United States in December.
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Pinewood studios to expand to US

Monday, April 29th 2013, 14:32
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Atlanta

Renowned UK film studio Pinewood Shepperton announces plans to build its first US studios near Atlanta, Georgia.
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Chrysler's quarterly profits fall

Monday, April 29th 2013, 14:23
related places: Chrysler

Chrysler's first-quarter net profits fall 65% as the third largest US carmaker ships fewer older cars in preparation for new product launches.
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US consumer spending slows in March

Monday, April 29th 2013, 14:13
related places: March

US consumer spending slowed in March but still rose by more than predicted, figures show, providing an unexpected boost to the economy.
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Cannes adds Jarmusch film to line-up

Monday, April 29th 2013, 10:18

Only Lovers Left Alive, the latest film from US director Jim Jarmusch, is added to the official competition line-up at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
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Bayer to buy Conceptus in $1bn deal

Monday, April 29th 2013, 9:59
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's Bayer plans to buy US contraceptive maker Conceptus as it attempts to increase its range of female healthcare products.
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Iron Man 3 bests Avengers outside US

Monday, April 29th 2013, 9:23
related places: Marvel

Audiences around the world flock to see Iron Man 3, enabling the latest title from the Marvel stable to top the international takings of Avengers Assemble when it opened last year.
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BHP Billiton sells US copper mine

Monday, April 29th 2013, 4:07
related places: Arizona

BHP Billiton, the world's largest miner, agrees to sell its copper mine and a railway in Arizona to Capstone Mining Corp for $650m (£419m).
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The rise of the rest and American decline

Sunday, April 28th 2013, 23:49

Mark Mardell considers the future of US influence in the world
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CCTV surveillance in the US: On the rise?

Sunday, April 28th 2013, 23:21

The rise of video surveillance across the US
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VIDEO: US food firm tasting export success

Sunday, April 28th 2013, 23:00

The BBC's Kim Gittleson gets exclusive access to the top-secret recipe experimentation room and test kitchen at US food company Magic Seasonings,
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Conspiracy charges against US 'spy'

Sunday, April 28th 2013, 22:05
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

US film maker Timothy Tracy, accused of fomenting post-election violence in Venezuela, is formally charged by a court in Caracas.
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Hungary's rawest nerve: Living with Roma

Saturday, April 27th 2013, 23:45
related places: Roma

Hungary tries an American recipe for learning tolerance
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To whom does Wounded Knee belong?

Saturday, April 27th 2013, 23:05
related places: Wounded Knee

Native American massacre site is up for sale
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Man charged over US ricin letters

Saturday, April 27th 2013, 19:22

A man is charged in the US state of Mississippi in connection with sending letters containing the poison ricin to President Barack Obama and others.
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Maliki warns of sectarianism threat

Saturday, April 27th 2013, 13:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Arab

Iraq's prime minister warns that a plague of sectarianism is threatening Arab nations, after the most widespread violence there since US troops left.
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American faces trial in North Korea

Saturday, April 27th 2013, 9:49
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea is to issue a verdict soon on a US citizen on charges including attempting to overthrow the government, the official news agency says.
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VIDEO: Syria chemical arms 'a game changer'

Saturday, April 27th 2013, 8:08
related countries: Syria Syria

US President Barack Obama has vowed a "vigorous investigation" into reports that Syria has used chemical weapons, warning they will be a "game changer" for US policy if proven true.
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Royals' gifts to Obamas reported

Friday, April 26th 2013, 22:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Royal Family and UK PM Cameron gave US President Obama a china tea set, a tapestry and a dog toy in 2011, the US state department reports.
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US economic growth reaches 2.5%

Friday, April 26th 2013, 20:21

The US economy grew at an annualised pace of 2.5% in the first quarter of the year, weaker than expected despite strong consumer spending figures.
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Syria chemical arms 'a game changer'

Friday, April 26th 2013, 20:16
related countries: Syria Syria

US President Barack Obama vows a "vigorous investigation" into reports Syria has used chemical arms, warning they will be a "game changer" if proven true.
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Boston bomb suspect moved to prison

Friday, April 26th 2013, 18:59

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is transferred from hospital to prison, as a Chinese man carjacked by the brothers tells of his ordeal.
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Rare nickel coin auctioned for $3m

Friday, April 26th 2013, 18:50

A century-old US five-cent coin - illegally cast, found in a car crash, deemed a fake and abandoned for decades - is sold for $3.1m at auction.
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US Congress acts to end air delays

Friday, April 26th 2013, 17:44

The US House approves measures to ease travel delays prompted by unpaid leave for air traffic controllers as a result of budget cuts.
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Country singer George Jones dies

Friday, April 26th 2013, 16:09

Hard-living US country legend George Jones, whose signature song was He Stopped Loving Her Today, dies ages 81.
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Japan lifts Boeing Dreamliner ban

Friday, April 26th 2013, 12:58
related countries: Japan Japan

All Nippon Airways is to begin Dreamliner test flights after Japan's regulator followed the US aviation authority in clearing Boeing's 787 to fly.
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VIDEO: US suspects Syria of chemical attack

Friday, April 26th 2013, 6:18
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: White House

US intelligence agencies believe "with varying degrees of confidence" that Syria has used chemical weapons against rebels, the White House has said.
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Cancer 'threat' to Latin America

Friday, April 26th 2013, 1:05

Cancer is threatening to overwhelm Latin American countries, experts writing in Lancet Oncology warn.
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Optimism fuels US economic recovery

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 23:14

The US economy through the eyes of a carpet store owner
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US suspects Syria of chemical attack

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 22:46
related countries: Syria Syria

US intelligence agencies believe "to some degree of varying confidence" that Syria has used chemical weapons against rebels, the White House says.
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Ex-US government worker 'Cuban spy'

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 21:43
related countries: Cuba Cuba

A former US government employee is accused of recruiting US citizens in sensitive national security posts to spy for Cuba.
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US 'spy' detained in Venezuela

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 20:21
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan authorities detain a US man accused of financing student protests after the disputed presidential elections.
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US lifts Boeing Dreamliner ban

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 19:53

US regulators have issued a formal "air worthiness" directive allowing revamped Boeing 787 Dreamliners to fly again, after a three-month grounding.
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Boston suspects' mother rails at US

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 17:40
related places: Boston

The mother of the Boston marathon bombings suspect says she regrets that the family emigrated to the US, more than 10 years ago.
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Google searches predict market moves

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 15:06

A study of Google searches and US stock market data finds that rises in searches for financially relevant terms precede market slumps.
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VIDEO: Tsarnaev mum: 'Why did I even go to US?'

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 12:56
related places: America, Why

The mother of the two men accused of planting bombs at the Boston Marathon has said she wishes she had never brought her family to America.
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US calls for Xinjiang clash probe

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 6:00
related countries: China China
related places: Xinjiang

The US urges China to conduct a transparent investigation after clashes in the restive Xinjiang region on Tuesday left 21 people dead.
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CIA 'tracked Boston bomb suspect'

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 3:56

The CIA added one of the Boston bomb suspects to a terrorism database 18 months ago, officials say, days after the FBI said it had also investigated him.
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Rhode Island approves gay marriage

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 1:45
related places: Rhode Island

Rhode Island's state legislature passes a bill legalising gay marriage, making it the 10th US state to back same-sex marriages.
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Obama's tattoo warning to daughters

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 22:51

US President Barack Obama says in a television interview he has warned his daughters if they get tattoos, he and his wife would get matching ones.
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