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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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Avon to close its French operations

Monday, October 14th 2013, 15:33
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The French operations of the US cosmetics giant Avon Products are to be closed by the end of the month, its Paris office says.
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AUDIO: A day at work for a drone pilot

Monday, October 14th 2013, 13:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A US drone pilot on flying remote missions into Pakistan
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'Diamond rain' on Saturn and Jupiter

Monday, October 14th 2013, 11:04
related places: Jupiter, Saturn

Diamonds as big as jewels fall as "rain" on Saturn and Jupiter, seeded by giant lightning storms, according to new calculations by US scientists.
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Gravity eclipses competition in US

Monday, October 14th 2013, 8:24
related places: Gravity

Astronaut thriller Gravity keeps its grip on the North American box office for a second consecutive weekend.
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VIDEO: Gabrielle Giffords visits gun fair

Monday, October 14th 2013, 3:41

Former US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has visited a gun fair for the first time since she was shot in the head in an assassination attempt in 2011.
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Writer Oscar Hijuelos dies at 62

Monday, October 14th 2013, 1:05
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The Cuban-American writer Oscar Hijuelos - the first Latino to win the Pulitzer Prize - dies aged 62, after suffering a heart attack while playing tennis.
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VIDEO: What is the US debt ceiling?

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 23:06

Hugh Pym explains why the US debt dispute matters.
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IMF chief warns of recession risk

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 23:00
related places: Congress

The head of the International Monetary Fund warns a US default could spark a global recession, as the deadlock in Congress continues.
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VIDEO: World Bank warning over US shutdown

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 21:09

The World Bank is warning of grave consequences for the global economy if politicians in the United States fail to increase the government's borrowing limit by Thursday's deadline.
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US man found hanged in Egyptian cell

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 16:22
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian officials order an inquiry into the death of a US citizen found dead in a police cell, in what the US embassy says was "an apparent suicide".
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VIDEO: Cheers as Grand Canyon re-opens

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 9:51
related places: Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is one of several US landmarks to re-open to tourists after state governments reached a deal with the federal government despite the continuing shutdown.
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World Bank warns on US debt crisis

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 9:46

World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, warns the US is just "days away from a very dangerous moment" because of the crisis over the borrowing limit.
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Bradley beats Marquez, Cruz loses

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 6:51
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Marquez

Timothy Bradley retains his WBO welterweight title by beating Juan Manuel Marquez, while Orlando Cruz loses to Orlando Salido.
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US stalemate overshadows IMF meeting

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 0:23

US stalemate casts long shadow over IMF meeting
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US shutdown debate shifts to Senate

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 22:58
related places: Washington, Senate

Negotiations over the political and fiscal crisis in Washington shift to the Senate, but there is little chance of a breakthrough in sight.
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Federer splits from coach Annacone

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 22:09

Seventeen-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer ends his partnership with American coach Paul Annacone.
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US in partial Afghan security deal

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 19:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

The US and Afghanistan say they have resolved disagreements on a bilateral security deal after lengthy talks in Kabul, although differences remain.
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VIDEO: State funeral for Vietnam's Giap

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 15:18
related countries: France France, Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam is holding an elaborate, two-day state funeral for General Vo Nguyen Giap, the commander credited with overseeing the defeat of French and US forces in his country.
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France remands 'top al-Qaeda man'

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 13:25
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Paris, Frenchman

A Frenchman believed to have had links to a German al-Qaeda cell behind the 11 September attacks on the US is remanded in custody in Paris.
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US seizes Pakistan Taliban commander

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 12:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The US confirms it has captured a senior Pakistani commander, in a raid reportedly in eastern Afghanistan.
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US reopens landmark tourist sites

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 12:15
related places: Liberty, Grand Canyon

US tourist sites, including the Grand Canyon and Statue of Liberty, reopen after being forced to close by the government partial shutdown.
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Vietnam state funeral for general

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 11:16
related countries: France France, Vietnam Vietnam

A two-day state funeral is under way in Vietnam for General Vo Nguyen Giap, credited with overseeing the defeat of French and US forces in his country.
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US ship detained by Venezuela

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 6:28
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Guyana accuses Venezuela of entering its territorial waters, detaining a US surveying vessel and directing it to sail to a Venezuelan port.
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VIDEO: Some US landmarks to re-open

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 3:44
related places: Liberty, Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore are to re-open to tourists after state governments reached a deal with the federal government
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Obama open to short-term debt rise

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 2:12

President Obama is willing to sign a short-term increase to the borrowing limit that is free from Republican budget demands, his spokesman says.
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Malala meets Obamas at White House

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 1:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama meet Pakistani schoolgirl human rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai in the Oval Office.
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US footballer's baby dies in beating

Friday, October 11th 2013, 23:53

The two-year-old son of American football star Adrian Peterson has died after allegedly being beaten by the baby's mother's boyfriend, police say.
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US elephant kills veteran zookeeper

Friday, October 11th 2013, 22:01
related places: Patience

An elephant named Patience with a history of aggression has killed a veteran zookeeper, Dickerson Park Zoo in the US state of Missouri says.
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US sacks nuclear missiles general

Friday, October 11th 2013, 17:10

The US general in charge of long-range nuclear missiles is fired due to "loss of trust", the second senior military sacking this week.
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Latest US debt crisis talks 'useful'

Friday, October 11th 2013, 16:28

US Republicans and the White House say latest talks to avert a looming debt crisis were useful, but they break up without agreement.
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Kerry in Afghanistan for key talks

Friday, October 11th 2013, 14:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US Secretary of State John Kerry begins talks in Afghanistan, which are expected to focus on a stalled security agreement between the two nations.
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Friday, October 11th 2013, 14:09

US bank JPMorgan Chase sets aside $9.2bn to cover legal expenses, leading to a third-quarter loss.
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Glee episode pays tribute to Monteith

Friday, October 11th 2013, 12:16
related places: Monteith

Hit US TV series Glee has paid tribute to cast member Cory Monteith, who died in July, in a special episode entitled The Quarterback.
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Asia markets up on US debt deal hope

Friday, October 11th 2013, 9:34
related places: Wall Street

Asian stock markets rise on hopes the US will reach a deal on raising its debt ceiling, tracking overnight gains on Wall Street.
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VIDEO: US astronaut dies at 88

Friday, October 11th 2013, 9:14
related places: America

One of America's first astronauts, Scott Carpenter, has died.
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VIDEO: Republican US debt ceiling offer

Friday, October 11th 2013, 3:38

US Republicans have offered President Obama a short-term debt ceiling increase in exchange for negotiations about how to end a government shutdown.
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Jailed US man's mother in N Korea

Friday, October 11th 2013, 2:57
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The mother of Kenneth Bae, the US citizen imprisoned in North Korea, is being allowed to visit him, his family says.
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Living Ohio man ruled 'legally dead'

Friday, October 11th 2013, 2:26

A US man declared legally dead after he disappeared 27 years ago cannot now be declared officially alive, though he is in good health, a judge rules.
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Rabbis 'plotted to torture husband'

Friday, October 11th 2013, 0:20

Two US rabbis are arrested and charged with plotting to kidnap and torture a man to force him to grant a traditional Jewish divorce.
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Thursday, October 10th 2013, 22:19

Two ex-US Naval Academy footballers will face court martial over the alleged sexual assault of an intoxicated classmate at a party, officials say.
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World angry over debt ceiling crisis

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 21:59

The US government shutdown is concerning to other countries, but a US debt default has the world scared and angry.
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Snowden father 'meets son in Russia'

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 21:44
related countries: Russia Russia

The father of the fugitive former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden arrives in Russia and later reportedly meets his son at an undisclosed location.
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US astronaut Carpenter dies at 88

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 21:32
related places: America, Carpenter, Mercury

Scott Carpenter, one of the seven original astronauts from Nasa's fledgling Mercury space programme, dies aged 88.
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US and UN decry Libyan PM abduction

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 20:51
related countries: France France, Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US, UK and France, along with the UN, condemn the brief abduction of Libya's PM by militiamen and pledge continued support for its transition to democracy.
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US markets cheer debt thaw

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 20:35

US markets have their best day since January 2013, buoyed by a House Republican proposal to raise the nation's borrowing limit for six weeks.
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Detroit ex-mayor sentenced to prison

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 19:43
related places: Detroit

Kwame Kilpatrick, the former mayor of the now-bankrupt US city of Detroit, is sentenced to 28 years in prison for corruption.
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Debt limit brinkmanship 'dangerous'

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 15:18

The US treasury secretary warns political brinkmanship over the debt ceiling is "very dangerous", as Republicans reportedly consider a short-term deal.
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Egypt condemns US aid suspension

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 13:00
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's army-backed government condemns a decision by the US to suspend some of its financial and military aid over a crackdown on Islamists.
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China overtakes US on oil imports

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 12:15
related countries: China China

China overtakes the US to become the biggest importer of oil in the world, US government data shows.
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NSA chief pledges more transparency

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 12:12

US electronic spy agency chief speaks to the BBC
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US Army plans 'Iron Man' armour

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 11:22

The US Army is working to develop "revolutionary" smart armour that would give its troops "superhuman strength".
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The Jonas Brothers cancel US tour

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 10:23

Pop group said creative differences have forced them to drop out of all 19 dates.
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VIDEO: 'Rogue' cleaner tackles US memorials

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 9:37
related places: Washington

While the US government shutdown has meant national parks and monuments have closed, one man is attempting to keep Washington's memorials clean.
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BAE warns on US government shutdown

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 8:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Washington

UK aerospace company BAE Systems has said its US operations could be hit if the government shutdown in Washington turns out to be protracted.
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VIDEO: US partially suspends Egypt aid

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 7:15
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The US is suspending part of the $1.3bn in aid it gives to Egypt's military until "credible progress" is made towards free and fair elections there.
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US withholds Egypt military aid

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 3:32
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The US is suspending a large part of its financial and military aid to Egypt over a bloody crackdown on supporters of ex-President Mohammed Morsi.
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Pakistan Taliban 'open to talks'

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 23:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud tells the BBC he is open to talks but says he will continue to target the US and its allies.
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US Navy nuclear weapons chief sacked

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 22:09

Navy Vice-Adm Timothy Giardina is relieved of duty overseeing the US nuclear weapons command after an investigation into his alleged illegal gambling.
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VIDEO: Yellen nominated as new US Fed boss

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 21:45

Janet Yellen has been named the next head of the US central bank by President Barack Obama.
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Yellen nominated as new US Fed boss

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 20:27

US President Barack Obama nominates Federal Reserve vice-chair Janet Yellen to be the next head of the US central bank.
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'Fault' caused Kenyan airport fire

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 17:23
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The fire that swept through Kenya's main international airport was caused by an electrical fault, not a terrorist attack, US investigators confirm.
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US salmonella sickens hundreds

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 17:22

A salmonella outbreak believed to be linked to raw chicken in the US sickens nearly 300 people, sending about half of them to hospital.
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Guardian plans more Snowden leaks

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 16:01
related places: Guardian

The Guardian's editor says he plans to publish more revelations from Edward Snowden despite MI5 warning that such disclosures cause "enormous damage".
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Obama to nominate new Fed chief

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 14:59

US President Barack Obama will nominate Federal Reserve vice-chair Janet Yellen to be the next head of the US central bank on Wednesday.
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Obama: Republicans using 'extortion'

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 14:41

US President Obama says he is willing to hold budget talks with Republicans, but not if they "demand a ransom in exchange for doing their jobs".
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China criticises Nasa conference ban

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 13:21
related countries: China China
related places: Nasa

China has criticised the US space agency Nasa over its decision to bar Chinese scientists from attending a conference in the United States.
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US 'to suspend Egypt military aid'

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 9:36
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Washington

Washington will suspend part of its military aid to Egypt following the crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, US media report.
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VIDEO: Tasmanian devils have new US home

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 8:06
related places: California

A group of Tasmanian devils have taken up residence in San Diego Zoo in California as part of a conservation programme to protect the endangered species.
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Tibetans 'injured by police fire'

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 4:36
related countries: China China

At least 60 Tibetans were injured after Chinese police fired into a crowd of protesters, rights group Free Tibet and US-based Radio Free Asia report.
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US high court weighs election limits

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 17:22

The US Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that could further expand the amount of wealthy donors' money in the US political system.
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Samsung devices face US import ban

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 16:21
related places: Apple

Some older Samsung gadgets look set to be banned from being imported to the US thanks to a patent row with Apple.
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US self-immolation man identified

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 14:57

The family of a man who died after setting himself on fire on the Washington National Mall says he was mentally ill, not making a political statement.
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Libya summons US envoy over raid

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 14:55
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya summons the US ambassador to the country for questioning over the weekend capture of a suspected al-Qaeda leader on Libyan territory.
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US Supreme Court tackles busy agenda

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 4:23

The US Supreme Court begins its new term this week with an agenda tackling social issues ranging from campaign finance to affirmative action.
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Hi-tech $100 banknote goes into use

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 1:27

The US Federal Reserve issues a new high-tech $100 banknote, comprising several new security features designed to beat the counterfeiters.
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The Republicans' debt limit gambit

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 0:51
related places: Why

Why some Republicans want the US to breach the debt limit
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VIDEO: Brutality of slavery laid bare in film

Monday, October 7th 2013, 23:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British director defends brutal depiction of American slavery
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Shabab fighters deploy after US raid

Monday, October 7th 2013, 20:47
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali militant group al-Shabab sends extra fighters to the town of Barawe, where US commandos tried to seize one of its leaders on Saturday, residents tell the BBC.
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Kerry defends US Libya capture

Monday, October 7th 2013, 20:33
related countries: Libya Libya

US Secretary of State John Kerry defends the US seizure of a suspected al-Qaeda leader in Libya, who he said was a "legal and appropriate target".
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Brazil anger over Canada spy claims

Monday, October 7th 2013, 20:02
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Canada Canada

Brazil summons the Canadian ambassador for explanations over the latest electronic spying accusations leaked by the former US contractor, Edward Snowden.
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China warns US to agree debt deal

Monday, October 7th 2013, 19:59
related countries: China China

A senior Chinese official warns that the "clock is ticking" to avoid a US default that could harm China's economic interests and the global economy.
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VIDEO: Strangers 'saved our wedding day'

Monday, October 7th 2013, 14:58

The US government shut-down has meant that some wedding ceremonies have been postponed and others cancelled altogether. But one couple's special day was saved by the generosity of strangers.
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Army robot refuses to be pushed over

Monday, October 7th 2013, 11:51

US military-funded Boston Dynamics is developing astonishingly realistic animal and humanoid robots that can cross rough terrain, balance and gallop.
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World Bank cuts East Asia outlook

Monday, October 7th 2013, 10:34
related countries: China China

The World Bank cuts its 2013 economic growth forecast for East Asia's developing countries, citing China's slowdown and the expected end to US stimulus measures.
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Bullock's Gravity tops film chart

Monday, October 7th 2013, 8:46
related places: Gravity

Space film Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, shoots to the top of the US box office in the biggest film opening for both stars.
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Libya demands US raid explanation

Monday, October 7th 2013, 4:51
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Washington, Africa

Libya's PM urges Washington to explain the capture of a Libyan terror suspect by US special forces, one of two such raids in Africa.
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US credits Syria over chemical arms

Monday, October 7th 2013, 4:46
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government deserves credit for so far complying with a chemical weapons deal, the US secretary of state says.
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US win fifth straight Presidents Cup

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 19:52
related places: Ohio

The United States secure a fifth successive Presidents Cup win with an 18½-15½ victory over the Internationals in Ohio.
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US commando raids: What did they achieve?

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 19:42

Frank Gardner on what the US commando raids achieved
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US shutdown starts hitting business

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 11:47

US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker warns that business is starting to suffer from the federal shutdown.
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US commandos hit Islamists in Africa

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 11:44
related countries: Libya Libya, Somalia Somalia

US special forces carry out two separate raids in Africa - capturing al-Qaeda militant Anas al-Liby in Libya and targeting al-Shabab in Somalia.
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VIDEO: Snow storms hit central US states

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 2:45
related places: Wyoming

Blizzards have covered large parts of South Dakota and Wyoming in a heavy layer of snow, closing airports and making roads dangerous.
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US defence staff to return to work

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 19:31

Most of the 400,000 US defence department staff sent home amid a government shutdown are told to return to work after a legal interpretation.
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MoD to examine US base attack report

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 18:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Ministry of Defence is to examine a US review into a Taliban attack on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan which criticised Britain for the way it handled security.
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Man dies after US self-immolation

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 17:54

A man who set himself on fire on Washington DC's National Mall on Friday has died from his injuries, police say.
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Shutdown 'could affect US standing'

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 16:30

The US government shutdown could affect its global standing if prolonged, Secretary of State John Kerry warns on a trip his president had to cancel.
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Iran's Khamenei backs president

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 15:41
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: New York

The supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, endorses overtures to the US made by President Rouhani in New York, but with reservations.
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Storm Karen weakens off Gulf Coast

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 10:33

A tropical storm which sparked an alert on the US Gulf Coast is losing strength but heavy rain and potential flooding are still expected.
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US commitment to Asia 'undiminished'

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 8:36
related places: Asia

The US remains committed to Asia despite the shutdown that forced President Obama to cancel planned trips, Secretary of State John Kerry says.
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US lead rain-delayed Presidents Cup

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 7:21

The United States lead the International team by one point after just two matches are completed on a rain-hit second day.
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