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US tourist gang-raped in India

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 13:19
related countries: India India

A 30-year-old American woman has been gang-raped in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, Indian police say.
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Dylan nominated for French honour

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 9:06
related countries: France France
related places: Legion

Veteran US singer Bob Dylan is nominated for France's top distinction, the Legion d'Honneur, an award previously given to musicians Sir Paul McCartney and Charles Aznavour.
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Indonesian mine shut after deaths

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 8:40
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Operations at a US-owned mine in Indonesia are suspended after the government orders a halt to production following a tunnel collapse which killed 28 workers.
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Stone Temple Pilots row escalates

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 8:30

A row between US rock band Stone Temple Pilots and its former lead singer Scott Weiland, over whether he has the right to perform their music, prompts a second legal action.
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N Korea reactor ‘near completion’

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 8:07
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea is making “important” progress on reactivating facilities at its moth-balled Yongbyon nuclear reactor, a US think-tank says.
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Ford to recall 465,000 vehicles

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 7:05
related places: Ford

US carmaker Ford says it will recall 465,000 cars globally - including its 2013 Fusion model - to fix a possible fuel leak.
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AUDIO: Great British Bake Off hits the US

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 6:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's latest reality television export, making its debut this week, is The Great British Bake Off, reborn as The American Baking Competition, on the CBS network.
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US rewards for African militants

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 4:52
related places: North

The US offers rewards of up to $7m for information about Islamist militants in North and West Africa, the first time it has used the policy in the region.
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US may leave F-16s longer in Jordan

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 2:27
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Syria Syria
related places: Patriot

The US says a Patriot missile battery and F-16 fighters to be sent to Jordan for military exercises could be kept there because of the threat from Syria.
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US sanctions target Iranian currency

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 1:33
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The US unveils fresh sanctions against Iran, targeting the country's currency, as it increases pressure on Tehran to abandon its nuclear programme.
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Mississippi ricin suspect indicted

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 23:20

A man in the US state of Mississippi faces five charges of sending letters laced with ricin to President Barack Obama and two other officials.
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Oldest US senator Lautenberg dies

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 20:30

New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg, America's oldest senator, dies from complications of pneumonia, aged 89.
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Cambodia police clash with workers

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 18:45
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Police in Cambodia clash with thousands of workers outside a factory making clothes for the US sportswear company, Nike.
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Manning 'harvested secret documents'

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 18:41

At the start of Bradley Manning's trial, prosecutors say the US soldier "systematically harvested" a trove of secret files to share with Wikileaks.
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Nidal Hasan 'can represent himself'

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 17:38

A US military judge rules that the Army psychiatrist accused of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting may represent himself at his court martial.
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Emmy winning actress Stapleton dies

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 16:55
related places: Stapleton, All

Actress Jean Stapleton, best known for her role as Edith Bunker in the 1970s American TV comedy All in the Family, has died aged 90.
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US manufacturing recovery 'at risk'

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 16:35
related places: May

US manufacturing struggled to grow in May, two surveys show, underlining worries over the pace of economic recovery.
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Monday, June 3rd 2013, 15:56

The US Supreme Court rules police may routinely take DNA cheek swabs from suspects who have been arrested but not yet convicted of a crime.
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Trans-US solar plane sets off again

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 11:11
related places: Dallas, Texas

A solar powered plane aiming to cross the US from the West Coast to the East Coast begins its third leg, flying from Dallas, Texas, to St Louis, Missouri.
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Fast & Furious 6 holds box office

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 9:07

Fast and Furious 6 fights off competition from films starring Morgan Freeman and After Earth to stay atop the North American box office.
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Japan's Nikkei falls to six-week low

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 8:45
related countries: China China, Japan Japan

Japanese shares continue their recent decline, hurt by weak manufacturing data from China and fears over the US scaling back key stimulus measures.
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Apple fights US charges over e-books

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 0:42
related places: Apple

Technology giant Apple is to begin its defence against charges by the US government that it colluded to set the prices of e-books.
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Dempsey helps US shock Germany

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 22:59
related countries: Germany Germany

The United States beat Germany 4-3 in a friendly in Washington DC, with Spurs forward Clint Dempsey scoring twice.
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Banksy's Slave Labour auctioned

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 19:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A Banksy artwork which had been withdrawn from auction in the US is put up for sale again in London.
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Thicke scores first UK number one

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 18:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US singer Robin Thicke scores his first UK number one, as the debut album from the Voice winner, Leanne Mitchell, fails to enter the Top 100.
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VIDEO: American 'brainwashed' to go to Syria

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 11:59
related countries: Syria Syria

The family of an American woman, believed to be the first American killed during fighting in Syria, say she was brainwashed into going.
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US woman 'brainwashed' into Syria fight

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 11:58
related countries: Syria Syria

Family of US woman killed in Syria search for answers
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VIDEO: 'Lucky to be alive' after tornado

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 8:35

Thousands of homes remain without power in the US Midwest after a huge storm system swept through, killing at least 12 people.
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US counts cost of deadly storms

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 6:35

Thousands of homes remain without power in the US Midwest after a huge storm system sweeps through, killing at least 13 people.
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US Tiananmen criticism angers China

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 22:07
related countries: China China

China accuses the US of "prejudice" for urging Beijing to provide a full account of the Tiananmen crackdown in 1989.
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IOC medal ruling 'disgusts' McConnell

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 15:38
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: McConnell

Lee McConnell hits out at a decision to let the US 4x400m women's team keep their Athens 2004 gold medals.
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Asia security meet a useful talking shop

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 10:47

Jonathan Marcus on a polite US-China military exchange
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VIDEO: New deadly tornadoes hit Oklahoma

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 6:06
related places: Oklahoma

A new series of deadly tornadoes sweeps through the US state of Oklahoma.
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Hagel makes 'cyber intrusions' claim

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 4:10
related countries: China China

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel accuses China of "cyber intrusions" at a conference attended by Chinese military officials.
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VIDEO: Four dead in Houston hotel fire

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 1:46
related places: Houston, Texas

Four US firefighters have been killed battling a fire in a hotel in Houston, Texas.
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US woman killed fighting in Syria

Friday, May 31st 2013, 20:37
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Flint, Michigan

American woman Nicole Mansfield, from the town of Flint in Michigan, is killed fighting for rebels in Syria, her family are told by the FBI.
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Sharif condemns US drone strike

Friday, May 31st 2013, 20:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Pakistan's incoming Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, condemns a suspected US drone strike which killed the Taliban's second-in-command.
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Russia urged not to arm Syria troops

Friday, May 31st 2013, 19:48
related countries: Germany Germany, Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The US and Germany call on Russia not to supply Syria's military with an advanced missile system, as fighting rages in the key town of Qusair.
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Ex-MI5 chief joins board of HSBC

Friday, May 31st 2013, 17:58

The former director-general of MI5 will join HSBC's board, months after the bank was fined $2bn (£1.3bn) in the US over money laundering and violating sanctions
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US woman freed from Mexican jail

Friday, May 31st 2013, 15:45
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A US woman is freed after a week in a Mexican jail when drug-smuggling charges against her are dismissed.
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Teenager wins US spelling bee

Friday, May 31st 2013, 13:55
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: New York

A New York boy wins the Scripps National Spelling Bee with the Yiddish word "knaidel", overcoming his trouble with German-derived vocabulary.
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US consumer spending falls in April

Friday, May 31st 2013, 13:52

US consumer spending falls 0.2% in April, the first drop in nearly a year, suggesting a slowdown in economic growth.
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Hagel calls for China cyber talks

Friday, May 31st 2013, 13:48
related countries: China China

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel calls for honest dialogue with his Chinese counterparts about cyber threats and online spying.
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VIDEO: Can your teenager spell cyanophycean?

Friday, May 31st 2013, 10:39

The US National Spelling Bee 2013 put entrants under pressure in a final contest that was broadcast live.
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Heavy metal singer released on bail

Friday, May 31st 2013, 10:36

Tim Lambesis, lead singer of US heavy metal band As I Lay Dying, is released on bail after being accused of plotting to murder his estranged wife.
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Carey and Minaj leave American Idol

Friday, May 31st 2013, 9:53

The two stars announce on Twitter that they are leaving the American Idol judging panel after one series.
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Holder 'concessions' to US media

Friday, May 31st 2013, 8:56
related places: Holder

News executives say US government officials have promised changes to criminal investigations of reporters, after a meeting boycotted by many media representatives.
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'Suspicious' letter sent to Obama

Friday, May 31st 2013, 1:43

A suspicious letter sent to US President Obama is "similar" to poisoned letters mailed to the mayor of New York City this week, US officials say.
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US eyes rising China at Singapore security talks

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 23:58
related countries: China China, Singapore Singapore

US eyes rising China at Singapore security talks
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Failure toughens Rocky entrepreneurs

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 23:27
related places: Why, Rocky

Why failure is no barrier to success in the US
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US lifts Iran 'iPhone' sanctions

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 20:09
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Apple

The US eases restrictions on the sale of mobile phones and other communications devices and software - including popular Apple products - to Iranians.
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VIDEO: Afghan attacks soldier to plead guilty

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 19:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An American soldier charged with killing 16 villagers in Afghanistan has agreed to plead guilty to murder charges, in a deal which will allow him to avoid the death penalty.
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VIDEO: Why US is rebalancing towards Asia

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 18:56
related countries: Singapore Singapore
related places: Asia

Diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus went on board USS Freedom in Singapore to explain why the US is shifting its balance towards the Asia-Pacific region.
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Saudi envoy death plotter sentenced

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 17:19
related countries: Iran Iran, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

An Iranian-American man who admitted to plotting the assassination of the Saudi ambassador to the US is sentenced to 25 years in prison.
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US GDP growth revised down slightly

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 15:30

The US economy grew at an annualised rate of 2.4% in the first three months of the year, official figures show, down slightly from the original estimate.
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China to buy US pork firm for $4.7bn

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 14:59
related countries: China China

US pork producer Smithfield Foods agrees to be bought by China's Shuanghui International for $4.7bn (£3.1bn) in cash.
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Two different tales of women earners

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 14:21

Rise in number of US women as main breadwinners hides divide
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Afghan attacks soldier to plead guilty

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 12:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in two rampages last year will plead guilty to avoid the death penalty, his lawyers say.
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Underground Warhol dispute settled

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 10:13

US band The Velvet Underground settle a legal dispute with the Andy Warhol Foundation over rights to their famous Warhol-designed album cover.
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Liberace film watched by 2.4 million

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 8:46
related countries: Isle of Man Isle of Man

The premiere of TV film Behind the Candelabra, starring Michael Douglas as Liberace, is viewed by 2.4 million people in the US.
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Bon Jovi waive concert fee in Spain

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 8:36
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

US rock star Jon Bon Jovi says his band will perform in Madrid for no fee, after realising many fans in crisis-hit Spain could not otherwise afford to attend.
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N Korea refugees 'sent back by Laos'

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 4:39
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea, Laos Laos

The US says it is concerned by South Korean media reports that China has repatriated nine North Korean refugees deported by Laos.
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Hurricane Barbara lashes Mexico

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 4:18
related countries: Mexico Mexico, Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

Thousands of people are evacuated in southern Mexico before Hurricane Barbara makes landfall on the Pacific coast in Oaxaca state.
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Drone 'kills Pakistan Taliban chief'

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 21:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Pakistani Taliban's second-in-command has been killed in a suspected US drone strike, a senior militant source tells the BBC.
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More US mothers are 'main earners'

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 16:12

Mothers in the US are increasingly the primary or sole family breadwinners, a new report finds, marking a dramatic shift in US household finances.
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Security OK for Sprint-Softbank deal

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 15:50
related countries: Japan Japan

Sprint and Japan's Softbank say US regulators have found no unresolved national security issues relating to Softbank's proposed takeover of the US mobile operator.
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Larry King hosts show on Russian TV

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 14:45
related countries: Russia Russia

Famed US television interviewer Larry King will host a political chat show on Russian government-funded television network RT, the channel says.
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Bachmann to retire from Congress

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 14:27
related places: Congress

Conservative Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann announces she will not seek re-election to the US Congress in 2014.
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US officials shot at strip club

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 10:55
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

Two US embassy officials have been injured in a shooting after a brawl at a night club in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, police say
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Rob Lowe to play JFK in US TV drama

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 10:51
related places: John F Kennedy

The West Wing star Rob Lowe is to play John F Kennedy in a US TV movie marking the 50th anniversary of the American president's 1963 assassination.
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VIDEO: Net firm accused of laundering $6bn

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 5:57

The Liberty Reserve digital money service that was shut down laundered more than $6bn (£4bn) in criminal cash, US authorities have said.
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Explosion after US train derailment

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 1:22
related places: Maryland

A cargo train carrying chemicals hits an articulated lorry and derails in the US state of Maryland, injuring the lorry driver and causing an explosion felt half a mile away.
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VIDEO: Maryland train crash leaves one hurt

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 1:18
related places: Maryland

A cargo train carrying chemicals in the US state of Maryland has hit a lorry and derailed, causing a blast felt half a mile away.
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VIDEO: Do US wolves need protection from hunters?

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 0:46
related places: Montana, Wyoming

As the US considers ending the grey wolf's protected status across the US, the BBC visits Wyoming and Montana to hear whether humans and wolves can co-exist.
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Tunisia 'convicts 20' for US attack

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 23:10
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Tunis

A Tunisian court has given 20 people two-year suspended jail terms for an attack on the US embassy in Tunis in September 2012, their lawyer says.
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No-fly or no-go in Syria?

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 22:10
related countries: Syria Syria

How far is the US willing to go on Syria?
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Guatemala ex-president in US court

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 21:19
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Guatemala's former President Alfonso Portillo pleads not guilty to money laundering charges, in a US court.
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Global stock markets rally resumes

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 20:55

Global markets rallied on Tuesday, bolstered by reports that central bank stimulus measures may continue and the release of strong US economic data.
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US house prices 'see strong rise'

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 20:28
related places: March

US house prices see their biggest annual rise in nearly seven years while consumer confidence hits a five-year high, boosting US stock markets.
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China 'hacks' US weapon system plans

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 18:16
related countries: China China

Chinese hackers have gained access to designs for more than two dozen US weapons systems, a US newspaper reports.
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Net firm accused of laundering $6bn

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 16:47

More than $6bn in criminal cash was laundered by the Liberty Reserve digital cash service, US prosecutors allege.
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Suspected US drone crash in Somalia

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 15:34
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A suspected US drone crashes in the southern Lower Shabelle region of Somalia, according to reports.
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VIDEO: US drone programme 'strict and fair'

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 13:05

US Secretary of State John Kerry tells BBC HARDtalk US drone strikes are only used on "confirmed terrorist targets".
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Survivors' tales from eye of tornado

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 11:26
related places: Moore

Tales of surviving the Moore tornado in the US
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US man 'tried to open aircraft exit'

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 9:30
related places: Alaska

A passenger on an internal US flight from Alaska is arrested for allegedly trying to open an emergency exit after making "unusual statements," says the FBI.
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VIDEO: John McCain's surprise Syria visit

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 8:40
related countries: Syria Syria

One of the strongest advocates of US military aid for the Syrian opposition, Senator John McCain, has made an unannounced visit to Syria for talks with rebel commanders.
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Burning US trees in UK power stations

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 2:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Why

Why are US trees helping keep the lights on in Britain?
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John McCain visits rebels in Syria

Monday, May 27th 2013, 21:07
related countries: Syria Syria

Senator John McCain, a leading voice for US calls to arm Syrian insurgents, has visited the war-torn country to meet rebels, his office tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Why burn US trees in UK power stations?

Monday, May 27th 2013, 19:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC's environment analyst, Roger Harrabin, explains why millions of American trees are being shipped to the UK for burning in power stations.
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US honours war dead on Memorial Day

Monday, May 27th 2013, 18:09

Americans observe Memorial Day, which commemorates US soldiers fallen in the Civil War and later conflicts - and which launches the US summer season.
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Fast & Furious 6 tops US box office

Monday, May 27th 2013, 14:02

The sixth outing of the Fast & Furious franchise debuts at number one on the North American box office chart, more than doubling Hangover III's opening takings.
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Obama comforts tornado victims

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 20:30
related places: Moore, Oklahoma

US President Barack Obama visits the tornado-ravaged Oklahoma town of Moore and tells its victims they "are not alone".
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VIDEO: Obama surveys Oklahoma devastation

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 20:00
related places: Oklahoma

US President Barack Obama has arrived in Oklahoma to see the destruction caused by last week's powerful tornado
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Kerry hails Palestinian economy plan

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 18:28

US Secretary of State John Kerry says a plan to increase investment in the Palestinian economy could boost it by 50% in three years.
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Fans 'binge' on revived sitcom

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 16:07

US sitcom Arrested Development returns after seven years, with many fans devouring all 15 new episodes after they were made available in one go.
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VIDEO: Man plays guitar during brain surgery

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 17:51
related places: Parkinson

A patient has played the guitar while undergoing brain surgery in the US, to help surgeons pinpoint where to place electrodes to treat the effects of his Parkinson's disease.
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Bridge collapses after US rail crash

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 14:12

Two goods trains collide in the US state of Missouri, bringing down a road bridge and leaving seven people injured.
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Mayor 'sorry' for US brothel remarks

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 13:25
related places: Osaka

Osaka's outspoken mayor apologises for saying US troops in Okinawa should visit legal brothels as a way of curbing sexual crimes there.
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How safe are US road bridges?

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 0:35

How safe are road bridges in the US?
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Guatemala extradites ex-leader to US

Friday, May 24th 2013, 19:19
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Former Guatemalan President Alfonso is extradited to the United States, where he faces charges for laundering more than $70m in public funds.
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