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Russia retaliates for US blacklist

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 11:42
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow, Friday

Moscow issues a list of 18 US officials barred from Russia, as it denounces as blackmail a similar list published by the US Treasury on Friday.
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More Thatcher funeral guests named

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 2:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Downing Street release the names of more guests who will attend Lady Thatcher's funeral, including US politician Newt Gingrich and former Australian Prime Minister John Howard.
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New US-Canada bridge to be built

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 1:20
related places: Detroit, Windsor

A new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario will be built despite opposition from the owner of a span already linking the cities, officials say.
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VIDEO: 'North Korea rhetoric unacceptable'

Friday, April 12th 2013, 21:54
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US Secretary of State John Kerry has described hostile rhetoric from North Korea as "unacceptable."
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Neruda remains to be tested in US

Friday, April 12th 2013, 21:01
related countries: Chile Chile

The family of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda agrees to send his remains to a laboratory in the US for toxicology tests.
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Court ruling goes against RBS

Friday, April 12th 2013, 20:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Royal Bank of Scotland loses in the latest round of a potentially expensive court battle against a US financial firm.
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US publishes Russian sanction list

Friday, April 12th 2013, 19:24
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: America

The US publishes a blacklist of 18 Russian officials suspected of human rights abuses, against the wishes of Moscow.
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Obama's pay and tax declined in 2012

Friday, April 12th 2013, 19:08

US President Barack Obama made $608,611 in 2012, down more than 20% from the year before as sales of his books slow, his tax returns show.
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US in new N Korea missile warning

Friday, April 12th 2013, 17:27
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

US Secretary of State John Kerry, who is visiting Seoul, says it would be a "huge mistake" for North Korea to launch another missile.
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US chides Azerbaijan over crackdown

Friday, April 12th 2013, 17:11
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
related places: Western

The US government criticises Azerbaijan for acting against a Western-funded pro-democracy project called the Free Thought University.
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Sacred tribal masks sold in Paris

Friday, April 12th 2013, 16:57
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Masks from a native American tribe fetch record prices at a Paris auction, after a legal challenge to stop the sale fails.
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Three dead in severe US spring storm

Friday, April 12th 2013, 15:36

The death toll in a storm that brought snow, hail, and rain to a swathe of the US rises to three, with several more injured in a possible tornado.
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JP Morgan makes record profit

Friday, April 12th 2013, 15:04

JP Morgan's first quarter profits rise by a third to a record $6.5bn and the bank says there are signs the US economy is "healthy and getting stronger".
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US retail sales shrink in March

Friday, April 12th 2013, 14:19
related places: March

US retail sales fell in March across all sectors, official figures show, suggesting that recent tax rises are starting to affect consumers.
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President 'furious' at Madonna snub

Friday, April 12th 2013, 12:00
related countries: Malawi Malawi
related places: Madonna

Malawi's President Joyce Banda was "incandescent with anger" after her office labelled US singer Madonna a bully, the BBC is told.
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VIDEO: Paris judge to rule on masks auction

Friday, April 12th 2013, 8:36
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A native American tribe and its supporters, including actor Robert Redford, hope a Paris judge will stop an auction of sacred masks, which they say would be a "sacrilege".
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US urges China to rein in N Korea

Friday, April 12th 2013, 7:13
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

The US urges China to help rein in North Korea, hours after a leaked US report said Pyongyang was able to launch nuclear-armed missiles.
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VIDEO: Could N Korea launch nuclear weapon?

Friday, April 12th 2013, 6:14
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul, North

The American Secretary of State is in the South Korean capital Seoul, for talks about the nuclear crisis, amid US reports that the North may be able to launch a nuclear weapon.
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VIDEO: Tornado sweeps across Mississippi

Friday, April 12th 2013, 3:31

A huge tornado has swept across the US state of Mississippi, destroying homes and causing power cuts.
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How US beer inspired British brewers

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 23:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

How US homebrewing sparked a British beer resurgence
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Priest gets high US military award

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 19:40
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Honor

A priest and US Army chaplain who saved the lives of fellow soldiers before perishing in a North Korean prison camp receives the Medal of Honor.
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US Senate begins gun control debate

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 19:37
related places: Senate

The US Senate opens debate on a bill to expand criminal background checks on gun buyers, amid fierce opposition from the powerful gun rights lobby.
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Ex-KPMG partner on insider charges

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 19:20

US authorities file criminal and civil charges against a former senior partner at accountancy firm KPMG over alleged insider trading.
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VIDEO: Malawi accuses Madonna of 'bullying'

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 15:32
related countries: Malawi Malawi

Malawi has accused US singer Madonna of "bullying state officials" after she reportedly complained about her treatment on a visit to the country
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Malawi accuses Madonna of 'bullying'

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 8:37
related countries: Malawi Malawi

Malawi accuses US singer Madonna of "bullying state officials" after she reportedly complained about her treatment on a visit to the country.
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VIDEO: Gun control deal brokered by senators

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 5:34

A breakthrough agreement has been brokered in the US by two influential senators proposing the expansion of background checks for gun buyers.
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VIDEO: Gunman dead as firefighters kidnapped

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 3:26
related countries: Georgia Georgia

A hostage drama involving four firefighters in the US state of Georgia ends with police storming a house and killing the gunman.
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Thousands at US immigration rallies

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 2:45

Tens of thousands of demonstrators rally across the US in a mass call for citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants.
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Police kill US firefighters' captor

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 0:18
related places: Atlanta

Police shoot dead a gunman holding four firefighters hostage in a house near the US city of Atlanta, and the firefighters suffer only minor injuries.
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VIDEO: Story of underground survival

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 0:09

A new documentary has arrived in American cinemas, which chronicles the longest uninterrupted underground survival in recorded human history.
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High lead levels in US rice imports

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 23:23

Researchers reporting at the American Chemical Society meeting say they have found high levels of lead in samples of rice imported to the US.
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US 'hermit' held in food burglaries

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 21:26
related places: Maine

A man who lived as a hermit in the Maine woods for nearly three decades committed more than 1,000 burglaries for food and supplies, police say.
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Bipartisan deal on US gun checks

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 21:13
related places: White House

Two US senators have brokered a bipartisan deal to expand background checks on gun buyers, boosting White House hopes for a firearms control law.
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VIDEO: Michelle Obama in emotional gun plea

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 20:13
related places: Chicago

US First Lady Michelle Obama has made an emotional appeal for action on gun control, in a speech to community leaders in Chicago.
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Obama unveils $3.8tn budget plan

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 19:17

US President Barack Obama unveils a $3.77tn (£2.4tn) budget that proposes fresh taxes on the wealthy along with cuts to benefit programmes.
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US blacklists Honduran 'drug lord'

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 16:09
related countries: Honduras Honduras, Mexico Mexico

The US Treasury freezes the assets of an alleged Honduran drug lord accused of smuggling cocaine to Mexico's powerful cartels.
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Fed discussed slowing bond purchases

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 14:24
related places: March

The minutes of March's meeting of US Fed policymakers show some think its bond buying programme could be slowed down later this year.
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GM to invest 4bn euros in Opel

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 13:55
related places: Vauxhall

US carmaker General Motors says it will invest 4bn euros in its European marques, Opel and Vauxhall.
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Knife suspect's 'violent fantasies'

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 12:14
related places: Texas

A student who told police he had fantasised for years about stabbing people to death has been charged with knifing 14 people at a Texas college.
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VIDEO: Boy, six, dies after US shooting accident

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 11:26

A six-year-old boy in the US has died after apparently being shot by his four-year-old playmate in what is thought to be a tragic accident.
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Luxembourg to relax bank secrecy

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 11:18
related countries: Luxembourg Luxembourg

Luxembourg, under growing pressure from both Europe and the United States to tackle tax evasion, is to relax the secrecy surrounding its banks from 2015.
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US museum receives $1bn donation

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 11:12
related places: New York, Art

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art receives a $1bn (£650m) donation of Cubist art from cosmetics executive Leonard Lauder.
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US 'kidnap' parents in Florida jail

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 10:46
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Florida

A US couple accused of kidnapping their two sons from their grandparents and fleeing to Cuba by boat are transferred to a Florida jail.
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VIDEO: Cherry blossoms herald spring in Washington

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 9:30
related places: Washington

Thousands of visitors head to the US capital to enjoy the start of spring with the Cherry Blossom Festival.
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Deadly quake hits south-west Iran

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 6:09
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Bushehr

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hits Iran's Bushehr province, killing at least 37 people but leaving a nearby nuclear power plant unaffected, officials say.
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US chemistry meeting tackles science of booze

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 4:30

What can science tell us about our tipples?
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VIDEO: Lives of Latinos in US beyond stereotypes

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 1:51

US exhibition looks beyond Hispanic stereotypes
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Cuba to return US 'kidnap' parents

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 0:39
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban authorities say they will turn over a US couple accused of kidnapping their two sons from their grandparents and fleeing to Cuba by boat.
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China and Australia in currency pact

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 0:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, China China, Japan Japan

The Australian dollar becomes the third currency, along with the US dollar and the Japanese yen, that can be converted directly into and out of the Chinese yuan.
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Senate to vote on gun control bill

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 23:42

The US Senate is set to hold a crunch vote on Thursday on whether to debate a gun control law, as a conservative blockade of the bill begins to splinter.
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US 'gambling nun' in church thefts

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 19:01
related places: New York

A Catholic nun pleads guilty to stealing $130,000 (£85,000) from rural churches in the state of New York to fuel a gambling addiction, police say.
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Budget cuts hit US combat aircraft

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 17:43
related places: March

The US Air Force begins grounding about a third of its combat squadrons in response to automatic deep budget cuts that began in March.
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VIDEO: Robot soldier tests military clothes

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 16:25

A lifelike robot that replicates the actions of humans is helping test future clothing for the US military.
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US calls for European demand boost

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 14:16
related countries: Germany Germany

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew urges countries with the "capacity" to do more to boost consumer demand, following talks with Germany's finance minister.
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VIDEO: US Navy laser shoots down drones

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 11:07

The US Navy says it plans to install a laser weapon on one of its ships, which can shoot down small aircraft such as drones.
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Roger Ebert laid to rest in Chicago

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 10:51
related places: Chicago

Roger Ebert, the celebrated US film critic and writer, who died of cancer last week, is laid to rest in his native Chicago.
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US approves military aid to Somalia

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 10:32
related countries: Somalia Somalia

President Barack Obama clears the way for the US to give military assistance to Somalia, saying it would "promote world peace".
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Billabong in fresh takeover talks

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 10:17
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian surfwear firm Billabong is to start talks over a possible takeover by a consortium led by its former US boss Paul Naude.
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VIDEO: What could replace Saddam statue?

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 9:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Saddam

Ten years ago American tanks entered the Iraqi capital and pulled down the statue of Saddam Hussein.
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VIDEO: US reacts to death of Lady Thatcher

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 5:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: America

During the 1980s, the special relationship between Britain and America was elevated to heights.
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Emotional Obama in gun control plea

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 2:12
related places: Congress

An impassioned President Barack Obama urges US lawmakers to vote on gun control legislation that appears to be stalling in Congress.
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Al-Qaeda trial hit by US budget cuts

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 0:55
related places: New York

US budget cuts are threatening to hold up a terrorism trial for Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law, a New York court hears.
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US 'Syrian rebel' could be executed

Monday, April 8th 2013, 22:07
related countries: Syria Syria

An American accused of fighting alongside hardline Islamists against Syrian government forces could be executed, US prosecutors say.
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Mary Jo White confirmed as SEC head

Monday, April 8th 2013, 19:49
related places: Senate

Former US federal prosecutor Mary Jo White confirmed by Senate to head the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Wall of dirt kills two US children

Monday, April 8th 2013, 19:09

North Carolina officials recover the bodies of two young cousins buried under a construction site when a wall of dirt collapsed on top of them.
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Wikileaks publishes 1.7m US records

Monday, April 8th 2013, 13:08

The website Wikileaks publishes more than 1.7 million US diplomatic and intelligence reports from the 1970s, including first impressions of eventual British PM Margaret Thatcher.
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Horror remake leads US box office

Monday, April 8th 2013, 9:00

Horror remake Evil Dead triumphs at the US box office earning $26m (£17m) in its opening weekend.
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Yen continues slide on stimulus plan

Monday, April 8th 2013, 6:39
related countries: Japan Japan

The Japanese yen drops to its lowest level since 2008 against the US dollar after the central bank begins the latest round of its economic stimulus programme.
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VIDEO: Beyonce and Jay-Z Cuba trip queried

Monday, April 8th 2013, 2:51
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Jay

A visit to Cuba by US pop singer Beyonce and her rap star husband Jay-Z is coming under scrutiny in connection with the US economic embargo.
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'Jelly' chocolate has half fat

Monday, April 8th 2013, 0:13

Scientists reporting at a chemistry meeting in the US describe a method to replace up to half the fat of chocolate with any liquid.
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Fake ID: An American rite of passage

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 23:11
related places: Why

Why getting fake ID is a rite of passage for young Americans
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Social media for prehistoric firms

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 23:04

The US hotel gaining social media friends through dinosaurs
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Kerry warns Iran time is limited

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 21:47
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

US Secretary of State John Kerry discusses Iran and ties with Israel on a visit to Turkey, before talks in the West Bank on Middle East peace.
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VIDEO: Japanese fish hitches ride to US

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 7:56
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Oregon

A boat thought to have been swept out to sea during the 2011 Japanese tsunami has washed up on a beach in Oregon - with an unexpected passenger.
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Beyonce visit to Cuba queried in US

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 6:59
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Jay

A visit to Cuba by US pop singer Beyonce and her rap star husband Jay-Z is coming under scrutiny in connection with the US economic embargo.
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US test delayed over Korea tension

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 5:32
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US Pentagon has delayed an intercontinental ballistic missile test to avoid needlessly provoking North Korea, defence officials say.
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US media react to Obama 'sexism'

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 9:50

US media react as Obama apologises for 'sexist' remark
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US plays down North Korea threat

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 2:32
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: White House

US officials play down the threat from North Korea, with the White House saying the US "would not be surprised" by a missile launch.
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African 'drug boss' held in US

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 1:40
related countries: Guinea Guinea, Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau

A former chief of the navy in Guinea-Bissau appears in a US court on charges linked to alleged cocaine trafficking, officials say.
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Obama 'sorry' for appearance remark

Friday, April 5th 2013, 23:31

US President Barack Obama apologises to California Attorney General Kamala Harris for commenting on her appearance at a fundraiser.
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Italy pardons US colonel in CIA case

Friday, April 5th 2013, 23:06
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Italy Italy

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano pardons a US Air Force colonel convicted in absentia over the rendition of an Egyptian imam in 2003.
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Aid groups fear impact of US austerity budget

Friday, April 5th 2013, 19:36
related places: Aid

Aid groups fear impact of US 'sequester' austerity budget
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US college's athletic director quits

Friday, April 5th 2013, 18:15

The sports director at Rutgers University in New Jersey quits amid widespread criticism of his failure to sack an abusive basketball coach.
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One held over US jail chief's death

Friday, April 5th 2013, 17:35
related places: Colorado

Colorado police say they have detained a white supremacist gang member for questioning about the death of the US state's prisons chief.
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US retailer's plus-sized dress gaffe

Friday, April 5th 2013, 17:01

US retailer Target apologises after its labelling of a plus-sized dress after a rotund marine mammal triggered online uproar.
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UN rights chief in Guantanamo plea

Friday, April 5th 2013, 16:54

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay urges the US to close Guantanamo Bay, saying the indefinite detention of inmates there without charge is unlawful.
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Morning after pill age limit lifted

Friday, April 5th 2013, 16:14

A US federal judge orders the government to make emergency contraceptive pills available over the counter to girls of all ages within 30 days.
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Obama 'offering to cut US pensions'

Friday, April 5th 2013, 14:25
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama is prepared to offer cuts to Americans' pensions to strike a deficit deal with Republicans, a White House official says.
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US economy adds 88,000 jobs in March

Friday, April 5th 2013, 13:56
related places: March

The US economy added just 88,000 jobs in March, the lowest rise for nine months, official data shows.
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US to return Okinawa land to Japan

Friday, April 5th 2013, 12:55
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

The US agrees to return land near an air base on Okinawa to Japan in a move which will see some American troops redeployed to Guam and Hawaii.
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Guinea-Bissau 'drugs kingpin' held

Friday, April 5th 2013, 11:32
related countries: Guinea Guinea, Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau
related places: Bissau

The former chief of the navy in Guinea-Bissau, a suspected drugs lord, has been arrested and is being transferred to the US, local media report.
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Tributes paid to US critic Ebert

Friday, April 5th 2013, 9:40

Hollywood actors and directors pay tribute to US film critic Roger Ebert, who has died aged 70 after a long battle with cancer.
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A US view of Britain's class system

Friday, April 5th 2013, 0:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: America

How Britain's class system is getting more like America's
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VIDEO: How a US liberal learned to love guns

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 23:06
related places: Democrat

Dan Baum, author of Gun Guys: A Road Trip, tells the BBC why as a liberal Democrat who loves guns, he is considered a "very weird hybrid".
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Bonus for fired US basketball coach

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 21:53

The former US college basketball coach fired for abusing players and screaming homophobic slurs receives a $100,000 (£65,802) bonus on the way out.
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Film critic Roger Ebert dies at 70

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 21:20

Renowned American film critic Roger Ebert - famed for his thumbs-up or down reviews - dies at 70 after a long battle with cancer.
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N Korea 'moves mid-range missile'

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 19:35
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: North

South Korea's foreign minister says the North has moved a mid-range missile to its east coast, but says it is not aimed at the US mainland.
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Connecticut signs landmark gun law

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 19:17
related places: America

The governor of the US state where 20 young children were shot dead at school in December signs into law some of America's strictest gun control measures.
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US Craigslist killer to be executed

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 16:28

An Ohio man convicted of luring men to their deaths with fake job ads on the Craigslist website will face the death penalty, a judge rules.
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Two wanted over US prison boss death

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 16:10
related places: Colorado

US authorities say they want to question two men linked to a white supremacist gang, in connection with the death of a Colorado prisons chief.
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