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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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Man released after 40 years solitary

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 19:35

A US judge overturns the murder conviction of a terminally-ill prisoner who has spent 40 years in solitary confinement, ordering his release.
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Merck cuts another 8,500 jobs

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 17:21

US pharmaceutical giant Merck announces it will cut 8,500 further jobs in an attempt to cut $2.5bn (£1.5bn) from its costs by 2015.
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US government shuts down over budget

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 15:19
related places: Republican

The US federal government begins a partial shutdown, the first in 17 years, after the two houses of Congress fail to agree a new budget.
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VIDEO: How US TV reported the shutdown

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 14:58

The impact of the shut down of the the US government, as reported on ABC's 'Good Morning America'.
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Disarmament experts arrive in Syria

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 14:15
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

A team of international disarmament experts arrives in Syria to begin work on dismantling the country's stockpile of chemical weapons.
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Snowden shortlisted for EU prize

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 9:54

Edward Snowden, the fugitive American former security contractor, is shortlisted for Europe's top human rights award.
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Breaking Bad enjoys record ratings

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 9:40

The final episode of Breaking Bad sees the gritty drug drama draw its biggest audience to date, with 10.3 million viewers tuning in to US cable channel AMC.
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Dollar falls after US shutdown

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 9:21

The dollar falls against a range of currencies, driven by fears that a partial shutdown of the US government will hit the country's economy.
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VIDEO: Public reaction to US shutdown

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 8:17

Members of the public talk about their annoyance that a deal was not agreed instead of the partial shutdown of the US government.
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Obama: Shutdown 'entirely avoidable'

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 1:41

President Barack Obama says a potential US government shutdown is "entirely avoidable" as only a few hours remain to avert it.
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US generals retire over Taliban raid

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 1:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The head of the US Marine Corps orders two generals to retire over their failure to defend Camp Bastion in Afghanistan from a Taliban attack in 2012.
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Wells Fargo to pay Freddie Mac $869m

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 1:20

Wells Fargo, the largest US mortgage lender, agrees a settlement with Freddie Mac to resolve claims over faulty loans it sold to the firm.
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Venezuela expels three US diplomats

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 0:22
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela gives three US diplomats 48 hours to leave the country, after accusing them of plotting to sabotage the country's economy.
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US Senate rejects House budget bill

Monday, September 30th 2013, 20:18
related places: Washington

The Democratic-controlled US Senate rejects a budget bill passed by the Republican-led House, with just hours to go to avert a US government shutdown.
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US to sue state over voting access

Monday, September 30th 2013, 16:51

The US justice department says it will sue the state of North Carolina in an attempt to block a series of new restrictions on voting.
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Hillary Clinton film is cancelled

Monday, September 30th 2013, 15:34

A documentary on US politician Hillary Clinton is cancelled after the director says there is too much political pressure for it to go ahead.
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Critics praise Breaking Bad finale

Monday, September 30th 2013, 15:24

Critically-acclaimed TV series Breaking Bad goes out on a high note as the series finale airs in the US.
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Iran-US 'rapprochement' challenges Israel's Netanyahu

Monday, September 30th 2013, 14:22
related countries: Israel Israel

Why US-Iran 'rapprochement' is cause for concern for Israel
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Art show closed after health scare

Monday, September 30th 2013, 13:35
related places: Pittsburgh

An art installation in Pittsburgh in the US temporarily closes after three visitors report seizure-like symptoms.
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VIDEO: Jet crashes into US airport hangar

Monday, September 30th 2013, 13:13
related places: California

A small jet has crashed into a storage hangar at Santa Monica Municipal Airport in southern California.
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Kercher murder retrial open in Italy

Monday, September 30th 2013, 11:47
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The retrial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito over the 2007 murder of Briton Meredith Kercher opens in Italy, with the suspects not expected to attend.
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Nasa plans 3D printer space launch

Monday, September 30th 2013, 10:01

US space agency Nasa announces it will launch a 3D printer into space next year to test the feasibility of making spare parts in zero-gravity.
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Meatballs movie tops US box office

Monday, September 30th 2013, 8:36
related places: Cloudy

Animated sequel Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 debuts at number one on the North American box office chart.
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Asia shares dip as US shutdown looms

Monday, September 30th 2013, 8:24

Asian markets fall on fears that the US may be heading for a shutdown of government services amid the continuing political stalemate.
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Hagel in S Korea for military talks

Monday, September 30th 2013, 5:19
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel is in South Korea for talks, with the eventual transfer of military control to Seoul expected to be a key issue.
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VIDEO: US federal services face shutdown

Monday, September 30th 2013, 3:33

The US government faces a looming deadline to avert a shutdown of federal services amid political divisions over President Obama's healthcare law.
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Jesse Jackson continues Farc mission

Monday, September 30th 2013, 1:59
related countries: Colombia Colombia

US civil rights activist Rev Jesse Jackson says he will go to Colombia to seek the release of a Farc hostage despite official rejection of his mediation.
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VIDEO: American who did meet Iran's president

Monday, September 30th 2013, 0:12
related countries: Iran Iran

The American who did meet Iran's new president
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Updated Falcon rocket blasts off

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 21:59
related places: California

The US SpaceX company successfully launches a new version of its Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
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Kings of Leon ride high in chart

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 18:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Leon

US rockers Kings Of Leon top the UK chart with their sixth album, Mechanical Bull.
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Israel PM counters Iran 'sweet talk'

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 12:09
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu heads to the US for talks with President Barack Obama to warn against Iran's diplomatic charm offensive.
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US nuclear chief in gambling probe

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 9:12

Navy Vice Admiral Timothy Giardina is suspended from duty during an investigation into the use of fake gambling chips.
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US shutdown nears after House vote

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 7:16
related places: House

The US Senate has less than 48 hours to resolve divisions over President Obama's healthcare law to avert a government shutdown.
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VIDEO: 'Radio failings' in US fire deaths

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 2:07
related places: Arizona

An investigation into the deaths of 19 firefighters in Arizona on 30 June has found that inadequate communication played a role in their fate.
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Jesse Jackson Farc mediation refused

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 1:30
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos rejects US civil rights activist Jesse Jackson's offer to mediate to seek a hostage release from Farc rebels.
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VIDEO: Bollywood star launches India's 24

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 0:06
related countries: India India

Yogita Limaye asks if India is ready for Anil Kapoor's version of the US hit show 24.
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US-Iran relations: A brief guide

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 18:36

BBC News looks at 60 years of tricky US-Iran relations
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VIDEO: Stuntman flies through mountain

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 16:56
related countries: China China
related places: Quzhou

An American wingsuit flyer has performed a jump and dive through a narrow crevasse in the Langshan Mountain in Quzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province.
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US agents arrest 'contract killers'

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 3:34

Three former soldiers have been arrested in connection with drug trafficking and the murder-for-hire of a US law enforcement agent.
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America's Afghan whistleblower

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 2:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The former anti-mafia lawyer cleaning up US Afghan aid
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VIDEO: What would a US government shutdown mean?

Friday, September 27th 2013, 23:22

What would a US government shutdown mean for citizens?
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