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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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'Hatchet' hitchhiker murder charge

Friday, May 17th 2013, 9:24

A US hitchhiker whose descriptions of using a hatchet to stop an attacker became an internet sensation is charged with murder.
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US condemns Japan sex slave remarks

Friday, May 17th 2013, 3:46
related countries: Japan Japan

The US condemns recent remarks by Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto justifying Japan's war-time use of sex slaves as "outrageous and offensive".
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Obama seeks to defuse controversies

Friday, May 17th 2013, 3:15
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: White House

President Obama calls for beefed-up embassy security and names a new head of the federal tax agency, as he seeks to steady an administration buffeted by recent political storms.
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Friday, May 17th 2013, 0:27

A US man is convicted of murder on the evidence of his paralysed victim, who identified him by blinking as he lay dying in hospital.
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Boston suspect's 'note in boat'

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 22:07
related places: Boston

The Boston bombing suspect wrote a message in a boat where he hid, describing victims of the attack as "collateral damage", US media report.
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US 'saw Syria chemical evidence'

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 20:31
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

President Barack Obama says the US has seen evidence of chemical weapons being used in Syria, after talks with Turkey's prime minister.
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Alien invaders wage 'biological war'

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 18:26

The Asian ladybird is destroying native species across Europe and the US by unleashing a lethal biological cocktail. researchers say.
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Arrests in Mother's Day attack

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 18:23
related places: Day, New Orleans

Police in the US city of New Orleans arrest two brothers over the shooting at a Mother's Day parade that injured 20, including two children.
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Coppola dismisses Bling Ring critics

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 16:41
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

US director Sofia Coppola shrugs off criticism from the criminal gang depicted in her latest film, The Bling Ring, as it screens at the Cannes Film Festival.
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VIDEO: Storm chaser captures Texas tornado

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 14:50
related places: Texas

A tornado has ripped through a town in the US state of Texas, resulting in six deaths, officials say.
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Deadly tornado strikes Texas town

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 13:51
related places: Texas

A tornado rips through the town of Granbury in the US state of Texas, causing six deaths and destroying or damaging dozens of homes.
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Eurozone and US inflation falls

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 13:18

Inflation in both the 17-strong eurozone bloc and the US falls to its lowest level in years.
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Taiwan holds drills near Philippines

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 9:49
related countries: Philippines Philippines, Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan conducts military exercises near the Philippines following a diplomatic row over the death of a Taiwanese fisherman.
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BP asks Cameron to curb US leak cost

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 8:30
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Cameron

BP appeals to Prime Minister David Cameron to intervene over the escalating compensation costs of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.
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White House releases Benghazi emails

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 1:27
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: White House

The White House releases 99 pages of emails related to the attack on a US mission in Benghazi, Libya, on 11 September last year.
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OJ Simpson testifies in retrial bid

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 0:48

Former American football star OJ Simpson makes his case for a new trial on armed robbery charges, saying he did not get proper legal representation.
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US tax chief resigns amid scandal

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 0:35

President Barack Obama announces the head of the US tax agency has quit, after it emerged his staff singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny.
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US lawmakers grill attorney general

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 21:25

US Attorney General Eric Holder faces hostile questioning at a fractious congressional hearing on two scandals rattling the Obama administration.
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Russia and US play jailhouse chess

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 19:08
related countries: Russia Russia

Convicts in Russia team up to play a chess tournament via Skype with inmates at the biggest jail in the US, Chicago's Cook County Jail.
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Milestone in medical human 'cloning'

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 18:02

Human cloning is used to produce early embryos, marking a "significant step" for medicine, say US scientists.
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US abortion doctor sentenced to life

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 17:43

An abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies by cutting their spines after illegal late-term abortions receives three life prison sentences.
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Ancient water found in Canadian mine

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 17:02
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Earth

Scientists say 1.5-billion-year-old water drilled from rock in a North American mine is the most ancient yet found on Earth.
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US kidnap accused to plead innocent

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 15:59
related places: Ohio

Ariel Castro's lawyers say their client, accused of imprisoning three women for about a decade in his Ohio house, will plead not guilty to all charges.
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US military in new sex assault case

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 15:35

For the second time in as many weeks, a US serviceman in charge of preventing military sex assaults is accused of misconduct.
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US man dies dribbling ball to Brazil

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 10:39
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Seattle

An American man trying to dribble a football from Seattle to Brazil for the 2014 Brazil World Cup is killed by a truck less than two weeks into his trip.
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Moscow and US envoy discuss spy row

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 10:32
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

The US envoy to Russia meets officials in Moscow to discuss the case of a US diplomat who allegedly tried to recruit a Russian agent as a spy.
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VIDEO: US and Iranian wrestlers rumble in NYC

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 10:13
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia
related places: New York

The United Nations have played host to a different group of power players when champion wrestlers from the US, Russian and Iran visited its headquarters in New York.
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VIDEO: Harry hits home run in New York

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 7:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: New York

Prince Harry has been playing baseball, promoting British tourism and dining with the stars in New York on the fifth day of his US tour.
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US jails four for al-Shabab activity

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 6:44
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Minnesota

Four men are given prison sentences in the US state of Minnesota in connection with the recruitment of fighters for a Somali militant group.
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Deaths after Indonesia mine collapse

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 5:36
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Rescue

Rescue work continues at a US-owned mine in Indonesia's Papua after a cave-in left four people dead and more than 20 others trapped.
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Obama says tax bias 'intolerable'

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 2:02
related places: Congress

US President Barack Obama says the federal tax agency's targeting of conservative groups for extra scrutiny was "intolerable and inexcusable".
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Holder: AP leak was 'very serious'

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 0:55

US Attorney General Eric Holder says the leak that prompted the seizure of the Associated Press news agency's phone records put the US at risk.
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VIDEO: Russia orders expulsion of US 'spy'

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 22:37
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia has ordered the expulsion of a US diplomat after saying he had been caught red-handed with disguises, special equipment and wads of cash.
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Sony investor urges company break-up

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 21:12

US hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb says Sony should spin off up to 20% of its entertainment business and shore up its struggling electronics arm.
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VIDEO: Harry steps up to the plate on US trip

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 20:56

Prince Harry has had a go at baseball as part of his trip to the US
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VIDEO: Prince Harry has fun at the fair

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 18:44

Prince Harry took part in some fairground games as part of a visit to areas hit by Superstorm Sandy in the US state of New Jersey.
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Prince and PM promote UK on US visit

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 18:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: New York

Prince Harry and Prime Minister David Cameron visit Manhattan on a London bus to promote the UK as a place to study, visit and do business.
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Russia to expel 'US CIA agent'

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 18:02
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia says it will expel a US diplomat arrested with a series of disguises for allegedly trying to recruit a Russian intelligence officer as a spy.
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VIDEO: Russians arrest US 'spy in a wig'

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 15:36
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Video footage has emerged of an alleged CIA agent being detained in Moscow.
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Russia 'intercepts CIA agent'

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 14:37
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia is expelling a US diplomat briefly detained in Moscow for allegedly trying to recruit a Russian intelligence officer, officials say.
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US shale shifts global power balance

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 14:00

A sharp rise in shale oil reserves is set to turn the US into a net exporter of oil, hitting demand for supplies from the Middle East, a report says.
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Workers trapped at Indonesia mine

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 12:29
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

An accident at a major US-owned gold and copper mine in Indonesia's eastern province of Papua leaves workers trapped, officials say.
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VIDEO: Rare Beatles guitar to be sold

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 11:59

An American auction house is selling an electric guitar played by John Lennon and George Harrison at the height of the Beatles' fame.
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Barbara Walters to retire in 2014

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 7:17
related places: View

Veteran US broadcaster Barbara Walters announces on her show, The View, that she will retire next year.
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India drug firm pays record US fine

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 6:31
related countries: India India

India's top drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories will pay a record fine in the US for lying to officials and selling badly made generic drugs.
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Suspect named in US parade attack

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 2:53
related places: Day, Sunday

A teenager is suspected in the shooting of 19 people at a New Orleans Mother's Day parade on Sunday, police say.
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AP condemns US phone records seizure

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 1:29

The Associated Press news agency describes the US government's secret seizure of its journalists' telephone records as an "unprecedented intrusion".
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VIDEO: OJ Simpson calls for new trial

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 1:26
related places: Nevada

American football star OJ Simpson has asked a Nevada judge to grant him a new trial in the 2008 armed robbery case that left him serving a 33-year prison sentence.
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US abortion doctor guilty of murders

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 1:05
related places: Philadelphia

A Philadelphia doctor is convicted of the first-degree murders of three babies born alive and killed with scissors in illegal, late term abortions.
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VIDEO: UK and US to boost Syrian opposition

Monday, May 13th 2013, 23:26
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US and the UK say they will work to strengthen the moderate opposition in Syria and create a transitional body to replace President Bashar al-Assad.
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Obama: IRS actions 'outrageous'

Monday, May 13th 2013, 22:01

President Barack Obama says US tax collection agency's targeting of conservative groups for extra scrutiny before an election are "outrageous".
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VIDEO: Barbara Walters announces retirement

Monday, May 13th 2013, 17:34

Barbara Walters announces she is to retire after more than 50 years on US TV screens.
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Viewpoints: Elections in Pakistan

Monday, May 13th 2013, 17:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Viewpoints on what Pakistan's new government means for the US
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Obama urges UK to 'fix' EU problems

Monday, May 13th 2013, 17:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Washington

US President Obama says the UK should try to "fix" its relationship with the EU before "breaking it off" after White House talks with David Cameron.
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Emergency chief: Detroit 'insolvent'

Monday, May 13th 2013, 16:08
related places: Detroit

The US city of Detroit is "clearly insolvent", emergency manager Kevyn Orr says in his first review of the city's finances.
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US retail sales inch up in April

Monday, May 13th 2013, 13:16

US retail sales rose unexpectedly in April, after falling back in the previous month.
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VIDEO: Singapore opens US death inquiry

Monday, May 13th 2013, 12:07
related countries: China China, Singapore Singapore

Singapore has opened a coroner's inquiry into the death of a US engineer whose parents believe he was killed over a China-linked project related to sensitive technology.
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Spoiler plea after Doctor Who error

Monday, May 13th 2013, 10:33

US Doctor Who fans are being urged to keep the plot of Saturday's finale secret after DVDs of the series were sent out early in error.
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Gatsby fails to topple Iron Man 3

Monday, May 13th 2013, 9:48

Leonard DiCaprio's The Great Gatsby was unable to halt the reign of comic-book blockbuster Iron Man 3 at this weekend's US box office.
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Shooting at US Mother's Day parade

Monday, May 13th 2013, 8:37
related places: Day, New Orleans

Nineteen people have been shot and injured during a Mother's Day parade in the US city of New Orleans, police say.
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Singapore opens US death inquiry

Monday, May 13th 2013, 8:00
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Singapore opens a coroner's inquiry into the death of US engineer Shane Todd, whose parents believe did not commit suicide.
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Harry starts off US Warrior Games

Monday, May 13th 2013, 2:55
related places: Colorado

Prince Harry starts the first event of the Warrior Games for injured service personnel, being held in Colorado.
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Small firms chase US federal dollars

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 23:01

How to get a share of $500bn US government spending
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Bodies found after US stand-off

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 20:15

US police discover two bodies after ending a 37-hour stand-off with a man who held three people captive in a house in New Jersey.
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S Korea apology for US sex scandal

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 16:23
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's presidential office apologises after an official was sacked during a US visit over "shameful" sexual harassment allegations.
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VIDEO: Ice sheet creeps ashore on US lake

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 10:08
related places: Minnesota, Lake

String winds in Minnesota have pushed sheets of ice on to the shores of Lake Mille Lacs in Minnesota.
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Are all paedophiles created equal?

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 8:17

Do children belong on US adult sex offender registries?
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VIDEO: Astronauts replace pump on spacewalk

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 3:57

Two US astronauts have replaced a pump on a spacewalk in the hope of fixing a leak of ammonia from the International Space Station's cooling system.
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Prince Harry Wants UK Warrior Games

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 21:39
related places: Colorado

Prince Harry has said he hopes to bring America's Warrior Games for injured servicemen and women to the UK.
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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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