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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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US man in court over Czech deaths

Friday, May 24th 2013, 18:19
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Brno, Washington

A 20-year-old American appears in a US court, accused of stabbing his relatives to death in the Czech Republic and setting fire to their bodies.
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US bridge collapse 'caused by lorry'

Friday, May 24th 2013, 17:35
related places: Washington

The collapse of a road bridge over a river in the north-west US state of Washington was caused by an oversized lorry's crash, say officials.
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Obama: Sex assaults harm military

Friday, May 24th 2013, 16:51

President Barack Obama tells US Navy graduates they must help end a culture of sexual assault that is tarnishing the image of the military.
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UN hails 'historic' Obama drone vow

Friday, May 24th 2013, 13:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The lawyer leading the UN's inquiry into drones welcomes President Obama's speech as a "significant step towards increased transparency".
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'Hard decisions' needed for peace

Friday, May 24th 2013, 12:46
related countries: Israel Israel

US Secretary of State John Kerry says "hard decisions" will be needed for peace after two days of talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
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Obama defends 'just' drones war

Friday, May 24th 2013, 11:44

President Obama defends the use of drones as a "just war" of self-defence against deadly militants, and a campaign that has made America safer.
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Amazon reveals fan fiction platform

Friday, May 24th 2013, 11:41

Fan fiction authors will be able to publish and sell some titles in the US via new e-book platform Kindle Worlds.
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British hopefuls up for US TV awards

Friday, May 24th 2013, 9:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Damian Lewis and Sienna Miller are among the British stars nominated for the annual US Critics' Choice Awards.
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Leibovitz wins top Spanish award

Friday, May 24th 2013, 8:31
related countries: Spain Spain

US photographer Annie Leibovitz wins the 50,000 euro (£40,000) Prince of Asturias award for communication and humanities.
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VIDEO: US road bridge falls into river

Friday, May 24th 2013, 4:48
related places: Washington

Part of a road bridge has collapsed into the Skagit River in the US state of Washington, officials say.
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'Active' US hurricane season seen

Friday, May 24th 2013, 1:57
related places: Atlantic

US forecasters predict an "active or extremely active" Atlantic hurricane season of seven to 11 hurricanes, up from the average of six.
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Foul weather hits US tornado cleanup

Friday, May 24th 2013, 1:10
related places: Recovery, Oklahoma

Recovery efforts in an Oklahoma city hit by a huge tornado are hampered by thunderstorms, as the first victim's funeral is held.
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US Boy Scouts to allow gay members

Friday, May 24th 2013, 1:01
related places: America

The Boy Scouts of America organisation votes to accept openly gay scouts, after a divisive campaign pitting liberals against some religious groups.
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'Targeting' IRS official suspended

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 22:39

The US tax official who supervised agents that targeted conservative groups for scrutiny ahead of the 2012 election is placed on leave, officials say.
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Global markets fall on growth fears

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 20:36
related countries: China China

Global stock markets fall after weak Chinese economic data and concerns the US may scale back monetary stimulus efforts but the Dow Jones closes flat.
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VIDEO: Obama heckled over Guantanamo Bay

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 19:53

US President Barack Obama is heckled over his failure to close the Guantanamo Bay prison by a member of the audience during a national security speech.
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US sanctions 'hit NK aid agencies'

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 18:15
related countries: North Korea North Korea

European aid agencies in North Korea say US financial sanctions are severely restricting their attempts to improve agriculture and nutrition there.
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US man sought over Czech murders

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 16:34
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Brno

Czech police are looking for a US man suspected of killing a family of four, including two ukulele musicians, in the southern city of Brno.
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VIDEO: Burning US railway bridge collapses

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 14:39
related places: Texas, Lometa, San Saba

A railway bridge across the Colorado River between San Saba and Lometa in the US state of Texas burned down and collapsed.
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Google acquires kite-power firm

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 10:27

Google has acquired a US start-up that generates power using turbines flying on robotic tethered kites.
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Four American drone deaths confirmed

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 10:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Yemen Yemen

US Attorney General Eric Holder confirms four American citizens have been killed in US drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan since 2009.
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King receives honour from Obama

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 10:07

US President Barack Obama honours "living legend" Carole King as he presents her with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
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Shot US suspect 'admitted' murder

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 9:38
related places: Boston, Florida

A Florida man who was shot and killed by Boston bombing investigators was about to confess to a 2011 triple murder before he died, FBI officials say.
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Trans-US solar plane sets new record

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 8:12

The Solar Impulse plane sets a new record for distance flown by a solar-powered craft as it completes the second leg of a bid to cross the US.
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US report warns on China IP theft

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 6:25
related countries: China China

The theft of US intellectual property is "unprecedented" and costing billions, a US report says, pointing to China as the main culprit.
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VIDEO: Parents quit Singapore death probe

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 3:39
related countries: Singapore Singapore

The family of a US man found hanged in Singapore have withdrawn from an inquiry into his death, saying they no longer have confidence in the system.
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Universal flu jab 'edges closer'

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 3:13

A way of creating more effective vaccines which could protect against a broad range of flu viruses has been reported by US researchers.
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US 'faith healers killed own baby'

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 1:10

A US couple who reject medicine in favour of faith healing are charged with murder over their infant son's death, four years after another son died.
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VIDEO: US mayor to push tornado shelter law

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 23:08
related places: Moore, Oklahoma

The mayor of the tornado-devastated town of Moore in Oklahoma has vowed to push for a new law on shelters, after a huge twister there killed at least 24.
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VIDEO: US showman's unbelievable oddballs

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 23:03

The connoisseur of the weird and strange long before reality TV
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Kerry condemns Hezbollah over Syria

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 22:55
related countries: Iran Iran, Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Lebanon's Hezbollah and Iran are perpetuating President Bashar al-Assad's "campaign of terror" in Syria.
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Boston bomb investigators kill man

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 22:30
related places: Boston, Florida

A Florida man was shot and killed as he became violent under questioning by Boston bombing investigators, FBI officials say.
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International Booker for Lydia Davis

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 21:13

American writer Lydia Davis is named as winner of the Man Booker International prize for her "achievement in fiction on the world stage".
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US mayor to push tornado shelter law

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 20:55
related places: Moore, Oklahoma, Monday

The mayor of the tornado-devastated town of Moore in Oklahoma vows to push for a new law on shelters, after Monday's deadly twister.
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US tax official refuses to testify

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 20:33
related places: Congress

The US tax official at the centre of a furore over the agency's targeting of conservative groups invokes her right to silence when questioned by Congress.
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Bernanke hails benefits of stimulus

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 19:23
related places: Congress

US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke tells Congress that it is too soon to end the central bank's monetary stimulus programme or raise interest rates.
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Send your questions to John Kerry

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 16:54

What should BBC HARDtalk ask the US Secretary of State?
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US rescuers comb tornado-hit area

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 14:39
related places: Oklahoma

The rescue effort after the Oklahoma twister that killed 24 people nears an end, as it emerges the storm was more powerful than thought.
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Manchester City in Nike kit deal

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 12:44

Manchester City launches its new kit after signing a deal with US sportswear giant Nike reported to be worth £72m ($109m) over six years.
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Parents quit Singapore death probe

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 5:51
related countries: Singapore Singapore

The family of a US man found hanged in Singapore withdraw from an inquiry into his death, saying they no longer have confidence in the system.
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US immigration bill passes hurdle

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 1:32
related places: Congress

A sweeping immigration bill that would offer a chance of citizenship to millions living in the US illegally takes a stride forward in Congress.
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US tax officials deny foul play

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 0:15

US tax officials tell a congressional hearing they did not know their agency had targeted conservative groups.
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Record closing high for US shares

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 21:55
related places: Wall Street

Shares on Wall Street picked up on Tuesday to a new all-time high as investors bet that the US central bank would continue supporting the economy.
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Search for US tornado survivors

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 20:07
related places: Oklahoma City

The search for victims of the gigantic tornado that struck an Oklahoma City suburb continues into a second day, with 24 people confirmed dead.
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Apple's Tim Cook defends tax claim

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 17:40
related places: Apple, Senate

Apple boss Tim Cook defends its tax strategy at a Senate hearing, after the tech giant is accused of being among America's largest tax avoiders.
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VIDEO: Apple 'avoided $1m tax per hour'

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 14:56
related places: Senate

A Senate committee has accused Apple of using "a complex web of offshore entities" to avoid paying billions of dollars in US income taxes.
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Apple 'among US's big tax avoiders'

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 12:42
related places: America, Apple, Senate

Apple is accused of being "among America's largest tax avoiders" by senators, who say the company avoided paying billions of dollars in taxes.
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Europe increase Ryder Cup wildcards

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 12:21

Europe captain Paul McGinley will have three wildcard picks for next year's Ryder Cup against USA at Gleneagles.
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Wi-fi shut down in Guantanamo alert

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 11:35

The US military's wireless internet service inside Guantanamo Bay has been shut down following threats by Anonymous hackers
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Matilda tops US Drama Desk awards

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 10:18
related places: New York, Broadway, Matilda

Matilda the Broadway show wins five awards at New York's Drama Desk awards while Pippin, Cinderella and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf were also multiple winners.
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Obama hails Burma leader on US visit

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 5:19
related countries: Burma Burma

President Barack Obama praises the leadership of Burma's Thein Sein after historic White House talks, but urges his visitor to halt violence against Muslims.
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US and China leaders to hold summit

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 3:11
related countries: China China
related places: California, June

The US and Chinese presidents, Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, announce they will hold their first summit in California in June.
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Obama aides 'knew of IRS inquiry'

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 1:25

Senior White House aides were informed last month of an inquiry into the US tax agency's targeting of conservative political groups, an official says.
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Obama plans Africa tour in June

Monday, May 20th 2013, 20:53
related countries: Senegal Senegal, South Africa South Africa, Tanzania Tanzania
related places: June, White House

US President Barack Obama will visit Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania in his first extended tour of sub-Saharan Africa, the White House says.
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Yahoo to buy Tumblr for $1.1bn

Monday, May 20th 2013, 20:07
related places: New York

Yahoo agrees a deal to buy New York-based blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1bn (£723m) in a deal that will value founder David Karp's stake at $275m.
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Deadly tornadoes ravage Oklahoma

Monday, May 20th 2013, 19:19
related places: Oklahoma

At least two people die and 21 others are injured in a series of tornadoes that tore through the US state of Oklahoma.
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Religious bigotry rising, says US

Monday, May 20th 2013, 19:12

Discrimination against Jews and Muslims is on the rise around the world, according to an annual US Department of State report.
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Chen issues plea for relatives

Monday, May 20th 2013, 15:25
related countries: China China
related places: Washington

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng tells the BBC he thinks Washington should do more to protect his relatives, a year after he fled China for the US.
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Actavis agrees Warner Chilcott deal

Monday, May 20th 2013, 13:52
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

US drugs maker Actavis, itself the subject of bid speculation, agrees to buy Dublin-based rival Warner Chilcott for $8.5bn (£5.6bn) including debt.
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No sign of record US lottery winner

Monday, May 20th 2013, 13:34
related places: Florida

A small Florida city waits for the winner of the largest lottery jackpot in US history, more than $590m (£388m), to come forward.
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VIDEO: Oklahoma ravaged by tornadoes

Monday, May 20th 2013, 13:28
related places: Oklahoma

At least one person has died and several others were injured in a series of tornadoes that have torn through the US state of Oklahoma.
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Star Trek tops US box office

Monday, May 20th 2013, 12:14

Star Trek Into Darkness tops the US box office chart on its debut weekend but fails to reach its $100m estimate.
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China 'state hackers renew attacks'

Monday, May 20th 2013, 10:13

State-sponsored hackers are renewing their attacks on the US after a three-month hiatus, according to the New York Times.
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VIDEO: US lottery ticket scoops $590m

Monday, May 20th 2013, 5:11
related places: Florida

Authorities in the US state of Florida are calling for the holder of a $590m winning lottery ticket to come forward and claim their prize.
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VIDEO: Running barefoot in Wyoming

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 23:29
related countries: India India
related places: Wyoming

How barefoot Indian tribe inspired a US fitness revolution
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US spy-row diplomat 'leaves Russia'

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 18:22
related countries: Russia Russia

US diplomat Ryan Fogle, accused by Russia accused of being a spy, has now left the country according to Russian television.
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VIDEO: Tornadoes tear through US states

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 11:03
related places: Kansas, Texas

Storm-chasers have captured footage showing tornadoes touching down in both Texas and Kansas.
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Iran executes two men for spying

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 10:06
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

Iranian officials say two men have been executed after they were convicted of spying for Israel and the US.
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'Sole winner' nets record US jackpot

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 7:59
related places: Florida

A ticket holder in Florida has won the largest Powerball jackpot in US history, more than $590m (£388m), lottery officials say.
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Malcolm X grandson suspects remanded

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 3:20
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Two men suspected of killing Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of US political activist Malcolm X, are remanded in custody in Mexico.
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Car hits crowd at Virginia parade

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 1:17
related places: Virginia

Up to 60 people were injured when a car ploughed into a crowd during a parade in a small town in the US state of Virginia, officials say.
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Kerry urges Nigeria army 'restraint'

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 11:24
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The US warns Nigeria's army against human rights violations as it pursues a campaign against Islamist militants in the north-east.
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Dozens injured in US train crash

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 10:18
related places: New York

More than 60 people were injured, at least two critically, after a head-on collision between two commuter trains near New York, officials say.
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Beckham in talks to buy new MLS club

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 9:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Beckham's advisors hold talks with US Major League Soccer over the former England captain buying a franchise.
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Russia reveals CIA chief's identity

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 7:35
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia publicly names the man it believes to be the US intelligence chief in Moscow, a breach of diplomatic protocol.
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US student dies in home invasion

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 2:06
related places: New York

A university student dies after being fatally shot as a masked gunman bursts into her home in an apparent attempted robbery in New York state.
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US criticises Russia over missiles

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 1:24
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The US chides Russia for what it calls an "unfortunate decision" to send missiles to the Syrian government, saying it will prolong the suffering.
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VIDEO: Dozens injured as US train derails

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 1:02

Dozens of people have been injured after two trains collided in the US state of Connecticut.
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American The Office clocks out

Friday, May 17th 2013, 23:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: How, America

How the US version of The Office reflects on America - and the UK
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Tax agency mistakes 'not political'

Friday, May 17th 2013, 20:14

Senior US tax officials deny the extra scrutiny given to conservative political groups ahead of the 2012 election was motivated by partisan bias.
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Error 'allowed terrorists on planes'

Friday, May 17th 2013, 15:40

Alleged terrorists on witness protection were able to board flights because their new identities were not updated on the US no-fly list, a watchdog finds.
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Bob Dylan joins US Arts Academy

Friday, May 17th 2013, 10:37

US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is made an honorary member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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Russia 'sends modern arms to Syria'

Friday, May 17th 2013, 10:07
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia has sent sophisticated anti-ship missiles to Syria which could be used to deter future military intervention, US media reports say.
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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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