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Iran rebuffs US nuclear talks offer

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 13:07
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei dismisses a US offer of one-to-one talks on Tehran's nuclear programme.
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US Congress to get drone documents

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 10:12
related places: Congress

US officials agree to release to Congress documents justifying drone strikes on Americans suspected of working with terrorist groups.
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VIDEO: Dreamliner probe result 'weeks off'

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 8:10

A US regulator has said it may take "weeks" for it to complete an investigation into battery problems in some of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner planes.
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US and India in solar cell dispute

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 3:54
related countries: India India

The US has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against India's national solar policy saying it "discriminates" against US products.
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Older motorcyclist injury warning

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 2:25

Motorcyclists over the age of 60 are three times more likely to end up in hospital after a crash than younger bikers, a US study suggests.
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Dreamliner probe result 'weeks away'

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 2:15

A US regulator says it may take "weeks" for it to complete its probe into battery problems that hit two of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner planes.
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Drones back in the spotlight

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 0:36

John Brennan's CIA hearing will put US drones in spotlight
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US expands sanctions against Iran

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 22:49
related countries: Iran Iran

The US tightens existing sanctions on Iran - targeting oil revenue and media - over its alleged nuclear weapons programme.
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TV fees boost Time Warner profits

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 21:44

Profits at US media and entertainment giant Time Warner are plumped up by rising TV subscription fees, as its magazine and film businesses lag.
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VIDEO: How music is helping young Afghans

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 21:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Members from the Afghan youth orchestra, including orphans and street children, are in the US for a concert tour highlighting the changes happening in their war-torn country.
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US Boy Scouts delays vote on gay ban

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 20:50
related places: America

The Boy Scouts of America postpones a vote to end its ban on gay members and leaders, amid fierce pressure from both sides of the debate.
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US Saturday letter deliveries to end

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 20:07
related places: August

The US Postal Service plans to end Saturday delivery of first-class mail by August, in its latest cost-cutting drive.
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CIA drone base in Saudi revealed

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 17:29
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The US Central Intelligence Agency has been operating a secret airbase in Saudi Arabia for unmanned drones for the past two years, US media reveal.
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RBS fined £390m over Libor scandal

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 15:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Royal Bank of Scotland is fined £390m ($610m) by UK and US authorities for its part in the Libor rate-fixing scandal.
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Japan PM condemns China radar act

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 15:26
related countries: China China, Japan Japan

Japan's PM calls the move by a Chinese frigate to put a radar lock on a Japanese navy ship a "dangerous act", as the US warns against any escalation.
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Liberty Global to buy Virgin Media

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 13:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US billionaire John Malone's cable group, Liberty Global, agrees to buy the UK's Virgin Media in a cash and stock deal worth $23.3bn (£15bn).
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RBS Libor fines of £400m expected

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 11:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is expected to be fined a total of about £400m by UK and US regulators later as a result of the Libor scandal.
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Federal Reserve confirms hack attack

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 11:41

The US's central bank confirms data was stolen from its systems by hackers, but does not confirm if the incident was that claimed by Anonymous.
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Armstrong may face federal charge

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 7:29

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong could face new criminal charges in the United States, after admitting drug-taking.
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Credit fraud ring 'stole $200m'

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 2:55

Eighteen people are charged in a credit card fraud ring accused of stealing at least $200m (£127m), possibly the largest in US history.
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Vatican 'grateful' to US press

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 22:42
related places: Vatican

The Vatican official charged with prosecuting sexual crimes acknowledges that the US media helped the Catholic Church confront the abuse scandal.
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US sues S&P over ratings 'fraud'

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 22:31
related places: Standard, Poor

The US Justice Department confirms it will sue ratings agency Standard and Poor's for allegedly "defrauding investors" before the financial crisis.
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World's longest cat dies in US

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 22:04

The world's longest domestic cat, a 48.5in (1.23m) Maine Coon named Stewie, of Reno Nevada, dies at the age of eight.
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Obama plans visit to Middle East

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 20:53
related countries: Israel Israel, Jordan Jordan, West Bank West Bank
related places: White House

Barack Obama is planning his first trip to Israel as US president, in a spring trip that will include the West Bank and Jordan, says the White House.
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Sniper accused's psychiatric care

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 18:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq

An Iraq war veteran charged with murdering an ex-US Navy Seal sniper received psychiatric care in recent months, police records show.
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Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 15:47

A leaked US justice department memo reveals its legal case for drone strikes on American citizens abroad, which a civil liberties group calls "reckless".
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Avoid violence, Obama urges Kenya

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 14:36
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The US President Barack Obama urges the people of Kenya, where his father was born, to avoid violence and intimidation in next month's elections.
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Liberty Global eyes Virgin Media

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 14:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US billionaire John Malone's cable group Liberty Global is in discussions with the UK cable operator Virgin Media.
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'Multiple' N Korea tests warning

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 10:25
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

US and South Korea warn North Korea not to carry out another nuclear test, as South Korea's president suggests more than one test could be planned.
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US suspends Afghan airline ban

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 9:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US suspends a ban on Afghan airline Kam Air while an investigation is carried out into allegations of drug smuggling the company denies.
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Toyota ups annual profit forecast

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 7:50

Toyota raises it full-year profit forecast amid a weakening yen and a sharp recovery in sales in the US.
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Boy rescued as US kidnapper dies

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 4:11
related places: Alabama

A kidnapper in the US state of Alabama has died after police raided his bunker, saving a five-year-old boy held captive inside for six days.
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Boeing seeks test flights for 787

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 3:13

Boeing asks US aviation authorities to allow test flights of its 787 Dreamliner passenger plane, after battery problems forced the plane to be grounded.
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Sunshine may 'reduce arthritis risk'

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 2:34

Living in a sunnier climate may reduce the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, according to US researchers.
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Murray in tennis doping test call

Monday, February 4th 2013, 23:02

US Open champion Andy Murray says tennis must learn from the Lance Armstrong doping scandal and invest in tighter controls.
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US 'will sue' Standard & Poor's

Monday, February 4th 2013, 22:45

Standard & Poor's says it is to be sued by the US government over the credit ratings agency's assessment of mortgage bonds before the financial crisis.
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US urges Egypt to control police

Monday, February 4th 2013, 22:42
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The US urges Egypt to investigate cases of police abuse after a man was stripped and beaten by uniformed officers during protests.
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FBI examines US death in Turkey

Monday, February 4th 2013, 21:20
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul, New York

The FBI is helping Turkish authorities investigate how a mother-of-two from New York died in Istanbul, a US congressman has said.
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Sniper accused zapped by stun gun

Monday, February 4th 2013, 20:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq

An Iraq war veteran charged with murdering an ex-US Navy Seal sniper is restrained in his cell after becoming aggressive, say officials.
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VIDEO: Alabama hostage stand-off continues

Monday, February 4th 2013, 19:14
related places: Alabama

Hostage negotiators in the US are trying to secure the release of a five-year-old boy who was kidnapped seven days ago. Police say he is being held captive in a bunker in Alabama.
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Kerry begins at state department

Monday, February 4th 2013, 16:30

John Kerry begins his first day as US secretary of state, joking he has "big heels to fill" and pledging the safety of staff will be his priority.
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AUDIO: Assad 'delusional and dangerous'

Monday, February 4th 2013, 12:11
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria

A former US ambassador to Syria and Israel told 5 live that Bashar Al Assad was getting more dangerous and "delusional".
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Warm Bodies storms US box office

Monday, February 4th 2013, 9:59

Zombie film Warm Bodies starring Nicholas Hoult has heated up the US box office with first weekend takings of $20m (£14.7m).
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Charges over US sniper's murder

Monday, February 4th 2013, 9:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Texas

An Iraqi war veteran is charged with murdering famed ex-US Navy Seal sniper Chris Kyle and his neighbour at a shooting range in Texas.
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South Korea-US naval drills begin

Monday, February 4th 2013, 7:24
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: North

South Korea begins three days of joint naval exercises with the US, in a show of strength as the North threatens to carry out a nuclear test.
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Deadliest US sniper is shot dead

Monday, February 4th 2013, 7:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Texas

A 25-year-old Iraq veteran is charged with the murder of Chris Kyle, known as the deadliest sniper in US history, who was killed at a Texas shooting range.
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Mars rover hammers down into rock

Monday, February 4th 2013, 6:57

The US space agency's Curiosity Mars rover uses its drill for the first time, hammering down briefly into a flat slab of rock on the floor of Gale Crater.
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VIDEO: American Sniper author shot dead

Monday, February 4th 2013, 6:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Texas

Iraq veteran and ex-US Navy seal Chris Kyle, known as the deadliest sniper in US history, has been shot dead on a Texas shooting range, reports say.
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VIDEO: US child still hostage in bunker

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 17:56
related places: Alabama

Police are continuing their efforts to free a five-year-old boy who was taken hostage in Alabama.
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Iran seeks 'authentic' US talks

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 12:51
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran welcomes the US vice-president's offer of bilateral nuclear talks, but wants the US to show "a fair and real intention to resolve the issue".
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VIDEO: Stallone joins gun control debate

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 9:41

Actor Sylvester Stallone has joined the US debate on gun violence, following a number of mass shootings there.
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VIDEO: Fifth day for Alabama hostage case

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 5:27
related places: Midland City, Alabama

Police in Midland City in the US state of Alabama are spending a fifth day negotiating with a man accused of holding a young boy hostage in a bunker.
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US tourist 'found dead' in Turkey

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 22:38
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

Turkish police arrest nine people after a female US tourist who disappeared 10 days ago is found dead in Istanbul, reports say.
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VIDEO: Thousands gather for Groundhog Day

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 16:22
related places: Phil, Spring

The United States can expect an early Spring according to the forecast from its most famous groundhog, Phil.
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Marxist group claims Turkey blast

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 15:08
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara, Friday

Turkey's extreme-left Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front says it carried out a suicide attack on the US embassy in Ankara on Friday.
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VIDEO: A fruity guide to American football

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 0:04

For many people around the world, American Football is difficult to understand. Franco Cuen, a young player explains the basics with lemons and tangerines
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Dow at five-year high on jobs data

Friday, February 1st 2013, 21:12

The main US share index closes on Friday at a five-year high, buoyed by data showing the economy added more jobs than previously estimated at the end of 2012.
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Bomber hits US embassy in Ankara

Friday, February 1st 2013, 18:31
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

A suicide bomber attacks an entrance of the US embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, killing a security guard, officials say.
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US hostage standoff police deploy

Friday, February 1st 2013, 16:23
related places: Alabama

Police step up their presence near a bunker where an Alabama man is holding hostage a five-year-old boy he abducted apparently at random on Tuesday.
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Ex-New York Mayor Koch dies at 88

Friday, February 1st 2013, 14:17
related places: New York

Ed Koch, New York's colourful and controversial mayor from 1978 to 1989, has died aged 88.
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Russian rocket sea launch fails

Friday, February 1st 2013, 9:07
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean, Russia Russia

A Russian Zenit rocket carrying a US-made telecommunications satellite falls into the Pacific Ocean shortly after its launch.
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Beyonce admits inauguration miming

Friday, February 1st 2013, 8:55

Singer Beyonce has admitted miming during her rendition of the American national anthem at the inauguration of President Obama last month.
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VIDEO: Last day for Hillary Clinton

Friday, February 1st 2013, 6:08

The BBC's Kim Ghattas looks back at Hillary Clinton's time in office as she stands down as US secretary of state.
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Iran 'steps up' Syria aid - Clinton

Friday, February 1st 2013, 5:32
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel, Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Clinton

Departing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warns that Iran and Russia are fuelling the conflict in Syria, as tensions rise over an alleged Israeli strike.
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Teen shot in neck at US school

Friday, February 1st 2013, 2:41
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Atlanta

A 14-year-old is taken to hospital after being shot in the back of the neck outside a school in the city of Atlanta, Georgia, say police.
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US Christmas tree plotter guilty

Friday, February 1st 2013, 1:19
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Christmas, Oregon

A Somali-American man is found guilty of plotting to bomb a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the US state of Oregon.
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Wall Street Journal 'also hacked'

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 22:56
related countries: China China

The Wall Street Journal says it has become the second major US newspaper after the New York Times to have been infiltrated by Chinese hackers.
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Congress extends US debt limit

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 21:31
related places: May

The US Congress extends the nation's borrowing limit until the middle of May, setting the stage for yet another fiscal fight in the spring.
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Pentagon nominee in testy hearing

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 21:16

Defence Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel seeks to allay concerns that he is anti-Israel and soft on Iran, as he is questioned at a confirmation hearing.
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US warns Iran on nuclear upgrade

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 20:16
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's reported plans to upgrade its uranium enrichment centrifuges would be a "further escalation" in the nuclear stand-off, the US warns.
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Hoaxer loved US sports star Te'o

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 20:06

The man who admitted creating and killing off a fake online girlfriend in a hoax targeting US football star Manti Te'o says he was in love with him.
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US hostage standoff in third day

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 19:32
related places: Alabama

A standoff between Alabama police and a man who has taken a five-year-old boy hostage enters a third day.
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US attempts to block beer merger

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 17:09
related places: Corona

The US Justice Department says a planned merger of the Budweiser and Corona beer brewers would stifle competition.
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VIDEO: Nato chief's defence budget warning

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 16:15

Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen expressed concern at the widening defence spending gap between the US and European allies.
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VIDEO: US Navy to dismantle stricken ship

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 15:03
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The US Navy plans to dismantle a minesweeper that ran aground on a coral reef in Philippine waters.
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US incomes jump ahead of tax rise

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 14:38
related places: New Year

US personal incomes jumped 2.6% in December, the biggest rise since 2004, official data indicates, as investors sought to beat a New Year tax rise.
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In pictures: Grounded US Navy ship to be dismantled

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 12:33

US Navy ship grounded on coral reef to be dismantled
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Man charged over online 'sextortion'

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 11:42

A US man is charged for allegedly blackmailing more than 350 women by threatening to post nude images of them on Facebook.
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VIDEO: Massive storm wreaks havoc in US

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 10:11

A sprawling storm system has brought havoc to a swathe of the US, leaving two people dead and thousands of households without electricity.
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Honda sees big jump in profits

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 7:59
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's Honda reports a jump in third-quarter profits as US sales recover, but cuts its annual forecast as sales in China and Europe drop.
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Immigration deal in 'six months'

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 1:22
related countries: Spain Spain

US President Barack Obama says immigration reform could be achieved within six months, in an interview with Spanish-language TV channel Telemundo.
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Pigeon 'Bermuda Triangle' solved

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 1:11

The mystery of why homing pigeons get lost when released from a particular location in the US may have been solved.
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US interest rates kept on hold

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 20:19

The Federal Reserve confirms it will keep interest rates at near-zero at least until the US jobless rate falls below 6.5%.
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Deadly storms wreak havoc in US

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 19:21
related countries: Georgia Georgia

A massive storm system brings mayhem to a swathe of the US, leaving two people dead and thousands of households without electricity.
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US economy in surprise downturn

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 15:47

The US economy unexpectedly shrank at an annualised rate of 0.1% in the fourth quarter of 2012, official figures indicate.
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Russia scraps US anti-drug accord

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 14:50
related countries: Russia Russia

The Russian government abandons an agreement with the US on fighting crime and the drugs trade, in an apparent sign of worsening relations.
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Surfer rides 'highest ever' wave

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 14:37
related countries: Portugal Portugal

An American man rides what may be the highest wave ever caught by a surfer off the Portuguese coast.
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US judge rejects Apple's demand

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 8:30
related places: Apple

A US judge rejects Apple's demand to increase the damages from Samsung's patent infringement to more than the $1.05bn awarded.
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VIDEO: Kerry voted next US Secretary of State

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 5:41
related places: Friday

The American Senate has approved John Kerry as the next US Secretary of State by an overwhelming vote, replacing Hillary Clinton who stands down on Friday.
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US clears A123 sale to China firm

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 3:00
related countries: China China
related places: Wanxiang

China's Wanxiang wins US approval to buy battery maker A123 Systems, despite fears over the transfer of technology to foreign firms.
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US jails Iraqis in terror case

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 2:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Kentucky

An Iraqi man receives life in prison after pleading guilty to terror charges in Kentucky, hours after his co-defendant receives a lesser sentence.
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VIDEO: Soldier has double arm transplant

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 23:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Brendan Marrocco he first American soldier to survive after losing all four limbs in the Iraq war has received a double-arm transplant.
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VIDEO: Obama: 'Common sense' on immigration

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 22:56

Mr Obama said he wants reform to help the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the US to "get on the right side of the law", but the issue remains controversial.
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Obama in immigration reform push

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 21:59

President Barack Obama says the time has come for a sweeping overhaul of the "badly broken" US immigration system.
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Kerry approved to replace Clinton

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 21:51

The US Senate approves Senator John Kerry's nomination as secretary of state, after he was backed unanimously by the foreign relations committee.
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Double arm transplant for soldier

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 21:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The first US soldier to survive losing four limbs in Iraq says he is looking forward to swimming and driving after receiving a double arm transplant.
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BP record $4bn penalty approved

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 20:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A US court approves the biggest criminal fine in US history given to British oil giant BP as part of a settlement related to the fatal 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.
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US housing recovery gains steam

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 16:31

The rebound in US house prices gained momentum in November, however consumer confidence in the country took a hit in January, new data suggests.
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Cats killing 'billions of animals'

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 16:25

Cats are killing billions of birds and other animals in the US each year, a new study suggests.
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Ford shares down on Europe losses

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 15:36
related places: Ford

Shares in Ford fall, despite the US carmaker reporting strong profits for the last three months, as problems in its European business continue to mount.
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