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Abe: China defence zone 'dangerous'

Monday, November 25th 2013, 10:06
related countries: China China, Japan Japan

Japan PM Shinzo Abe describes China's move to create a new "air defence identification zone" over disputed waters as "dangerous".
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Hunger Games devours US box office

Monday, November 25th 2013, 8:24

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire races to the top of the North America box office, but falls short of becoming the biggest opener of 2013.
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US: Iran deal makes Mid-East safer

Monday, November 25th 2013, 1:20
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

The US secretary of state says the deal reached over Iran's nuclear programme will make the Middle East safer, but Israel fiercely disagrees.
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I want Mayweather fight - Pacquiao

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 13:11

Manny Pacquiao wants to fight Floyd Mayweather after making his comeback - but says it is up to the American as to when.
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Afghans urge US pact deal this year

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 10:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A security pact with the US is backed by Afghan elders who call for it to be signed this year rather than delayed as President Karzai wants.
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Pacquiao beats Rios in comeback fight

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 7:30
related places: Rios

Manny Pacquiao puts on a dazzling boxing display to beat American Brandon Rios and win his first fight in two years.
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VIDEO: Obama: 'Provide Iran with modest relief'

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 4:09
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran, Geneva

A deal on Iran's nuclear programme agreed in Geneva will give Tehran some sanctions relief but most sanctions will stay, says US President Obama.
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'Narrow gaps' at Iran nuclear talks

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 23:37
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Geneva, Friday

The UK's foreign secretary says "narrow gaps" remain between Iran and the six world powers meeting in Geneva for nuclear talks.
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VIDEO: John Kerry arrives for Iran talks

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 9:37
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Geneva

The US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Geneva amid hopes that a deal can finally be reached on Iran's nuclear programme.
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US wind firm fined over eagle deaths

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 0:20
related places: Wyoming

A huge US energy supplier, Duke Energy, is fined $1m (£620,000) over the deaths of golden eagles at two wind farms in the state of Wyoming.
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North Korea confirms US citizen held

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 0:06
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea confirms it is holding a US citizen, amid concern for an 85-year-old man who was reportedly detained on a visit there last month.
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VIDEO: US remembers JFK 50 years on

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 23:46
related places: Dallas, Texas

The US has been marking 50 years since President John F Kennedy was killed by an assassin's bullet in Dallas, Texas.
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Duke rape accuser guilty of murder

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 21:19

A black US woman who falsely accused three white Duke University athletes of rape in 2006 is convicted of stabbing her boyfriend to death.
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US remembers Kennedy 50 years on

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 19:55
related places: Dallas

Flags are lowered, bells toll and wreaths are laid, as the US marks half a century since President John F Kennedy's assassination in Dallas.
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US prepares for more online gambling

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 14:39

Online gambling is launched in the state of New Jersey, a sign that the US may slowly be opening up to the multibillion-dollar industry.
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Bin Laden doctor faces murder charge

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 13:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Laden

The Pakistani doctor who helped the US track down Osama bin Laden is charged with murder.
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US-Afghan clash on pact timetable

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 11:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US says a new, post-2014 security deal with Afghanistan should be signed by the end of the year - conflicting with views of the Afghan president.
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N Korea urged to release US citizens

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 7:48
related countries: North Korea North Korea

US officials urge North Korea to "let our citizens go free", as reports emerge an 85-year-old US veteran has been detained in the country.
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Samsung in $290m payout to Apple

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 2:47
related places: Apple

A US jury rules that Samsung must pay $290m (£180m) to Apple for copying iPhone and iPad features in its devices.
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Alabama pardons 'Scottsboro Boys'

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 23:42
related places: Alabama

The US state of Alabama exonerates the last three of the Scottsboro Boys, black teenagers wrongly accused of raping two white girls in 1931.
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Obama backs Senate rule change

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 22:31
related places: White House, Senate

President Obama backs a rule change by his Democratic allies in the Senate to curb Republicans' "unprecedented" blocking of White House nominations.
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US doubts over Kony 'surrender'

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 22:08
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic, Uganda Uganda

US officials cast doubt on reports that Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony is negotiating his surrender in the Central African Republic.
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Kennedy cousin freed for new trial

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 21:55

A relative of the prominent US Kennedy family convicted of a 1975 beating death walks free on bail as he awaits a new trial.
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US jumbo jet leaves tiny airport

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 20:08
related places: Kansas

A gigantic Boeing 747 Dreamlifter cargo plane safely takes off from a tiny airport in Kansas after it landed there by mistake.
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Obama pledge as Afghan pact debated

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 19:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US President Barack Obama writes a letter vowing to respect Afghanistan's sovereignty, as Afghan elders debate a crucial post-2014 security pact.
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McBride wins US National Book Award

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 16:41

McBride's The Good Lord Bird was a surprise winner of the prestigious award which honours works by US authors published over the past year.
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Yellen step closer to top Fed job

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 15:31
related places: Democrat, Senate

Janet Yellen is set to become the next head of the US Federal Reserve after her nomination is approved by a key Senate committee.
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US 'bullying death' charges dropped

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 14:49
related places: Florida

Stalking charges are dropped against two teenage girls over the alleged bullying of another Florida girl who took her own life.
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US cocaine congressman takes leave

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 14:19
related places: Congress, Florida

A Florida legislator on probation after pleading guilty to cocaine possession announces he is taking a leave of absence.
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Pakistan 'drone attack kills five'

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 13:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A US drone attack kills at least five people at an Islamic seminary in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Loya Jirga debates US-Afghan pact

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 12:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Afghan president urges an assembly of tribal elders to back a new security deal with the US, which he says would see 15,000 foreign troops stay in the country after 2014.
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US doctor avoids Australia jail term

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 11:06
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

An Australian court hands a two-year suspended sentence to a US surgeon for fraud after prosecutors dropped criminal negligence charges.
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Bjorn & Streelman lead at World Cup

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 10:17
related places: Golf

Denmark's Thomas Bjorn and American Kevin Streelman shoot 66 to share the first-round lead at the World Cup of Golf.
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US politician recovers from stabbing

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 1:31
related places: Virginia

A Virginia state senator is recovering well in hospital a day after being stabbed by his son, who later took his own life.
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UK 'let NSA store email addresses'

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 0:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK allowed the US's National Security Agency to keep mobile phone numbers and email addresses of ordinary Britons from 2007, reports say.
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The US entrepreneur who says anyone can now make wine

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 0:01

Could a computer help you make good wine at home?
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Afghan-US security deal 'finalised'

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 22:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

The US says it has reached agreement with Afghan officials on the text of a deal paving the way for some US troops to remain after 2014.
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Obama and Clinton visit JFK's grave

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 19:59
related places: Freedom

Barack Obama and Bill Clinton lay a wreath at the grave of John F Kennedy as part of a day of events honouring the assassinated president.
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Kenya in 'counter-terror abuses'

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 18:34
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan counter-terrorism officers are accused of carrying out extra-judicial killings and other abuses in a report by US and Kenyan rights groups.
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MLS newcomers target Kaka signing

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 16:53

Major Soccer League's newest franchise Orlando City suggest they might try to lure Brazilian Kaka to the Florida club.
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US congressman admits cocaine charge

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 16:06
related places: Washington, Florida

A Republican congressman from Florida is sentenced to one year's probation after pleading guilty to cocaine possession.
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Eurostar bars obese Frenchman

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 15:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Frenchman

A clinically obese Frenchman refused a flight from the US is also barred from a Eurostar train in London and will now be taken back home by ferry.
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Two die in US air ambulance crash

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 15:41
related places: Florida

Two people are dead and two others missing, presumed dead, after an air ambulance crashed off the coast of Florida.
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US prices fall 0.1% in October

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 15:34

US consumer prices fall 0.1% in October as petrol prices drop, the US Labor Department says.
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US neo-Nazi serial killer executed

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 14:24

A US white supremacist who targeted black and Jewish people in a nationwide killing spree is put to death in the US state of Missouri.
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JP Morgan in record $13bn settlement

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 10:27

US bank JP Morgan agrees to a record $13bn (£8bn) settlement with US regulators for misleading investors during the housing crisis.
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US ambassador to China to quit post

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 9:08
related countries: China China

US ambassador to China Gary Locke announces he will step down from his post early next year for personal reasons.
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Afghan refugees 'abused in Iran'

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 6:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iran Iran

The US-based advocacy group Human Rights Watch accuses Iran of failing to protect Afghan refugees from abuse.
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Afghan-US deal strikes impasse

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 5:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US and Afghan officials give conflicting reports of a compromise designed to save a security deal that will allow US forces to remain in Afghanistan after next year.
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Obama urges no new Iran sanctions

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 2:45
related countries: Iran Iran

President Barack Obama urges US senators to hold off from proposing more sanctions against Iran to allow time for world powers to complete a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme.
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VIDEO: US Navy debuts the P-8A Poseidon

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 0:50

Flight Sergeant David Miles, explains to the BBC why the US Navy's P-8A Poseidon is a little bit different from the Boeing 737/800, which it is based on.
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US killer granted stay of execution

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 0:39

A US judge grants a stay of execution to serial killer Joseph Franklin amid legal challenges over the use of a new drug in the execution process.
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Report warned of Obamacare glitches

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 21:57
related places: March

US President Barack Obama and senior administration officials were briefed on impending Obamacare website problems in March.
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US state senator stabbed as son dies

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 21:25
related places: Virginia

Police in the US state of Virginia say they suspect the son of a state senator stabbed his father before shooting himself to death.
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Legendary Lincoln speech remembered

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 20:56
related places: Gettysburg

The US marks the 150th anniversary of one of the most famous speeches in its history, President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg address.
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US watchdog probes Tesla after fires

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 13:56
related places: Tesla

Car battery fires in Tesla Model S electric cars prompt an investigation by the US government's auto safety agency.
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US zoo shock as lion kills lioness

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 1:35
related places: Texas, Sunday

A zoo in the US state of Texas is investigating why a male lion suddenly attacked and killed a lioness in full view of visitors on Sunday.
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'Legitimate' Bitcoin's value soars

Monday, November 18th 2013, 22:40

The value of the virtual currency Bitcoin soared after a US Senate committee hearing where virtual currencies were described as "legitimate financial services".
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US stocks dip after Dow hits 16,000

Monday, November 18th 2013, 22:16

The Dow Jones share index breaks through the 16,000 level and the S&P 500 hits 1,800 before shares fall back in late trade.
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Afghan-US security deal at impasse

Monday, November 18th 2013, 22:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Afghan government rejects a key proposal of a security agreement with the US, putting the deal in doubt days before tribal leaders consider it.
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Nasa's Maven Mars mission launches

Monday, November 18th 2013, 21:52
related places: Mars, Florida, Monday

The US space agency's Maven probe launches on a mission to try to understand the processes that have robbed Mars of most of its atmosphere.
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Deadly tornadoes hit US Midwest

Monday, November 18th 2013, 18:38
related places: Kentucky

Powerful tornadoes hit US states including Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky, killing at least eight people, levelling houses and overturning vehicles.
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MF Global ordered to pay $1.2bn

Monday, November 18th 2013, 17:29

US futures firm MF Global Holding is ordered to pay $1.2bn (£740m) in restitution to its customers over its collapse in 2011.
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Eminem thankful to survive addiction

Monday, November 18th 2013, 16:52

The US rap star says he's thankful he managed to survive an addiction to prescription drugs.
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Spy claims test US ties, says Merkel

Monday, November 18th 2013, 16:39
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel says reports of US spying on German citizens including herself are straining transatlantic ties.
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Rapper sorry for 'boneheaded' dive

Monday, November 18th 2013, 16:05

An American rapper says sorry for a "wildly irresponsible" dive off a 35ft lighting rig that put two of his fans and himself in hospital.
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VIDEO: Inside a house as tornado approaches

Monday, November 18th 2013, 15:29

One resident of Washington Illinois filmed his home being destroyed by a powerful tornado in the US Midwest.
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Thor stands firm at top of US chart

Monday, November 18th 2013, 12:29
related places: Thor

Thor: The Dark World stays top of the US box office for a second week but romantic comedy The Best Man Holiday opens strongly in second place.
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Vettel takes record eighth win in row

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 20:51

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel sets a new record for consecutive wins in a single season with victory in the United States Grand Prix.
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Boeing leads Dubai order books race

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 19:18

US plane maker Boeing, and European rival Airbus, see strong sales on the opening day of the Dubai Air Show.
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Deadly suicide bombing hits Kabul

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 19:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

At least 10 people are killed in a suicide bomb attack in Kabul near a compound where an Afghan-US security pact is to be debated.
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Vettel snatches pole from Webber

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 19:11
related places: Webber

Sebastian Vettel snatches pole position from team-mate Mark Webber with the last lap of qualifying at the United States GP.
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Vettel leads Webber in practice

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 16:15
related places: Webber

Red Bull are in a league of their own at the United States GP after Sebastian Vettel leads Mark Webber in final practice.
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Australia 62-0 USA

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 15:08
related countries: Australia Australia

Brett Morris and Jarryd Hayne score four tries each as Australia reach the World Cup last four with victory over the USA.
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Desert bones 'are missing US family'

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 3:12
related places: California

Bones found in the southern California desert are believed to be the remains of a California family that went missing in 2010.
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US quietly offers Benghazi bounty

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 2:38

The US is quietly offering as much as $10m (£6.2m) for information about the attack on a diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans.
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JP Morgan agrees $4.5bn settlement

Friday, November 15th 2013, 23:26

US investment bank JP Morgan agrees to pay $4.5bn (£2.8bn) to investors who lost money on mortgage-related securities in the financial crisis.
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US Democrats in healthcare revolt

Friday, November 15th 2013, 23:06
related places: White House

Dozens of President Obama's Democratic allies side with Republicans to pass a bill that the White House says would gut its health law.
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Charges in black teen shooting death

Friday, November 15th 2013, 22:31

A Detroit homeowner is charged with murder for shooting a black teenager on his front porch, in a case that has sparked racial tension.
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Climate clues as dengue fever spreads in US

Friday, November 15th 2013, 21:43

Climate clues as dengue fever spreads in US
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Vettel heads Webber in US practice

Friday, November 15th 2013, 20:46
related places: Webber

Sebastian Vettel leads Mark Webber to a Red Bull one-two in second practice at the United States Grand Prix.
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EU and US edge toward trade deal

Friday, November 15th 2013, 18:49

The US and the European Union say they have made progress in talks over a new trade liberalisation deal.
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Alonso top in delayed US practice

Friday, November 15th 2013, 17:14

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso sets the pace in a delayed and truncated first practice session at the United States Grand Prix.
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Somali pirates jailed over US deaths

Friday, November 15th 2013, 16:04
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Africa

A US court jails two Somali pirates for life for their role in the killing of four Americans aboard a yacht off the Horn of Africa in 2011.
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Phelps tests fuel comeback rumours

Friday, November 15th 2013, 8:40

Eighteen-time Olympic champion Michael Phelps hints at a comeback by re-registering with the US Anti-Doping Agency.
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Australia ends US doctor prosecution

Friday, November 15th 2013, 7:31
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian prosecutors drop criminal negligence charges against US doctor Jayant Patel, who was jailed in 2010 over patient deaths.
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US agents 'removed from Obama guard'

Friday, November 15th 2013, 2:42

Two Secret Service agents are removed from President Obama's guard detail after allegations of misconduct and sexual harassment, US media report.
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Heinz announces three plants to shut

Friday, November 15th 2013, 2:39

Food maker Heinz says three North American plants will be closed and 1,350 jobs cut.
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VIDEO: The 'Obamacare' crisis in 75 seconds

Friday, November 15th 2013, 2:02

US President Obama's healthcare reform was one of his biggest first-term achievements, but its "fumbled" launch has become a big problem in his second.
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America's 'completely broken' execution system

Friday, November 15th 2013, 1:13

US states struggle in secret to find drugs for executions
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US crushes tons of illegal ivory

Friday, November 15th 2013, 0:50
related places: Colorado

More than six tons of confiscated ivory including tusks, carvings and jewellery have been crushed in public in the US state of Colorado.
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Bid for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 21:50

Investment firm Fairholme Capital is offering to buy the US mortgage guarantee firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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US ship boosts Philippines relief

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 20:13
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The operation to help millions affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines moves up a gear after the arrival of the carrier USS George Washington.
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US mobster 'Whitey' Bulger jailed

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 19:01
related places: Boston

US mobster James "Whitey" Bulger is given two consecutive life sentences plus five years by a court in Boston for racketeering and 11 murders.
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US drug testers offer to help Jamaica

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 18:30
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

The US Anti-Doping Agency offers to help Jamaica's anti-doping team, saying the Caribbean island's athletes "deserve better".
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Baldwin stalker gets six months jail

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 17:08
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian woman is convicted in New York of stalking US actor Alec Baldwin and is sentenced to six months in jail.
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Kerry downplays Iran assets 'deal'

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 16:42
related countries: Iran Iran

The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, says a "tiny portion" of Iranian assets may be freed under a proposed deal on Iran's nuclear programme.
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Anti-sex assault officer cleared

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 15:29
related places: May

The officer tasked with stemming sexual assault in the US Air Force is acquitted on charges he groped a woman outside a bar in May.
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US execution stayed over organ plea

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 11:32

The execution of a convicted child killer in the US is postponed so his request to donate organs, including a kidney to his mother, can be assessed.
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Philomena granted new rating in US

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 10:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: America

British film Philomena is granted a less restrictive rating by the Motion Picture Association of America after its US distributor campaigned to overturn its original 'R' certification.
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