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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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United States: news

Waltons star Ralph Waite dies at 85

Friday, February 14th 2014, 9:40

Actor Ralph Waite, best known for playing John Walton Sr - Papa Walton - in the long-running US television series, has died at the age of 85.
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North Korea tops Kerry China agenda

Friday, February 14th 2014, 9:17
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets China's President Xi Jinping, in a visit expected to focus on North Korea and territorial tensions.
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Penguin India defends recall of book

Friday, February 14th 2014, 9:10

Penguin India defends its decision to recall and destroy copies of a book on Hinduism by a top US scholar, saying it had to respect the laws of the land.
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VIDEO: More snow hits US north-east

Friday, February 14th 2014, 8:07

A giant winter storm is unleashing a second wave of heavy snowfall on the US north-east.
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VIDEO: Octopus wrestles with US cameraman

Friday, February 14th 2014, 7:51
related places: California

Octopus wrestles with underwater cameraman in Bluefish Cove, California.
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Avon may pay $132m in China probe

Friday, February 14th 2014, 2:35
related countries: China China

US cosmetics group Avon Products may spend up to $132m (£79m) to settle allegations it may have bribed officials in China and other countries.
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Can the Germans save American labour?

Friday, February 14th 2014, 1:01
related places: Germans

Volkswagen's US workers fight to unionise
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US envoy to UN's twitter diplomacy

Friday, February 14th 2014, 0:02

US envoy to UN hopes to save the world, 140 characters at a time
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US man guilty of waterboarding girl

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 23:01
related places: Delaware

An ex-paediatrician in the US state of Delaware is found of guilty of waterboarding his 11-year-old stepdaughter by holding her head under a tap.
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Winter storm engulfs US east coast

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 22:31
related places: South

A deadly winter storm envelops the US East Coast, dumping heavy snow on Washington DC and New York, grounding flights and shutting the government.
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Bridgestone guilty of price-fixing

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 21:13
related places: Justice, Tyre

Tyre maker Bridgestone pleads guilty to price-fixing and agrees to pay a $425m fine to the US Department of Justice.
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Rolls-Royce shares slump on warning

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 18:40

Shares in Rolls-Royce fall 13.6% after the aero-engine manufacturer warns profits at its defence-aerospace division will fall 15%-20%.
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Moscow's Egyptian gambit

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 16:42
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Russia Russia

The shifting relationship between Russia, the US and Egypt
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Prisoners in US-Afghan row freed

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 16:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Bagram

Afghan authorities release 65 detainees from the Bagram detention centre, a move the US condemns as "deeply regrettable".
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Ancient American's genome mapped

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 13:51

Present-day Native Americans are descended from some of the continent's earliest settlers, a genetic study suggests.
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Utopia series set for US remake

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 13:48
related places: Utopia

Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn and director David Fincher sign up to remake Channel 4's thriller Utopia for HBO in the US.
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Sir Tom and Sir Cliff join Morrissey

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 13:32

Veteran singers Sir Cliff Richard and Sir Tom Jones will appear alongside Morrissey at a pair of US concerts later this year
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Comcast buys Time Warner Cable

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 13:25

Comcast has confirmed a deal to buy Time Warner Cable for about $45bn (£27bn), creating a company that could control three-quarters of the US cable industry.
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Woods misses out on slopestyle medal

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 11:28

Great Britain's James Woods defies injury to finish in the ski slopestyle as American Joss Christensen takes gold in Sochi.
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Tributes paid to comedian Sid Caesar

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 10:29

Mel Brooks and Woody Allen are among those who have paid tribute to veteran US comedian Sid Caesar, who died on Wednesday aged 91.
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VIDEO: Winter storm brings havoc to US east

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 9:54

A winter storm of "historical proportions" is bringing large quantities of snow to the US north-east, after gridlocking traffic and causing power cuts across the south.
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Kerry in Seoul amid Korea tensions

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 9:40
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul, Korea

US Secretary of State John Kerry visits Seoul, a day after the two Koreas made little progress in their highest-level talks in six years.
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US envoy Powell meets Narendra Modi

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 6:03
related countries: India India
related places: Powell

US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell holds talks with controversial Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi marking an end to a decade-long US boycott of the leader.
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VIDEO: US winter storm to travel up coast

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 2:46
related places: South

A winter storm is bearing down on the densely populated US north-east, after causing transport chaos in the South.
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Afghan-US row over detainee release

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 2:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Bagram

Afghanistan says it will go ahead with the release of 65 detainees from Bagram detention centre despite the US insisting the men are "dangerous".
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Cisco shares tumble on weak sales

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 1:51

Shares of network equipment giant Cisco Systems fall by more than 4% in extended US trading after the company reports falling sales and profits.
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Senate passes US debt ceiling bill

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 0:28

The US Senate sends to the president a bill to raise the country's borrowing limit for another year, ending a series of standoffs over the issue.
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US faces 'catastrophic' ice storm

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 22:30

A "catastrophic" ice storm wreaking havoc in the American South is now poised to pummel the eastern seaboard, say forecasters.
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VIDEO: Sinkhole swallows cars at museum

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 20:39
related places: Kentucky

A sinkhole has swallowed eight rare cars at a sports car museum in the US state of Kentucky.
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US Army tests smart-rifle scope

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 19:02

The US Army is testing a smart-rifle technology that promises to only fire if a target is properly lined-up and can compensate for weather conditions
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US sinkhole swallows museum cars

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 17:31
related places: Kentucky

A sinkhole swallows eight rare automobiles at a sports car museum in the US state of Kentucky, including two vehicles on loan.
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Hollande honoured at US state dinner

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 14:09
related countries: France France
related places: White House

French President Francois Hollande is honoured at a lavish White House state dinner, capping a US visit aimed at renewing the nations' partnership.
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Debt ceiling crisis: What crisis?

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 14:01

Republicans "give way" over the US debt ceiling and confidence returns to markets - until the next time.
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AUDIO: US ambassador tries pidgin English

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 12:19
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Lagos, English

US ambassador to Nigeria James F Entwistle takes a radio presenter by surprise in Lagos by answering a question during a live broadcast in Nigerian pidgin English.
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The Last of Us leads Bafta game nods

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 10:59

The Playstation 3 title is recognised in categories including action & adventure, artistic achievement and best game.
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Teens charged with 'satanic' US murder

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 10:13
related places: Texas

Two boys are accused of killing 15-year-old Corriann Cervantes in Texas as part of a deal with "the devil".
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Kennedy visits Okinawa amid protests

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 6:15
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

US ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy is making her first visit to Okinawa island, amid ongoing protests against plans to relocate a US base.
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VIDEO: Hollande honoured at US state dinner

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 5:54
related countries: France France
related places: White House

French President Francois Hollande has been honoured at a lavish White House state dinner, capping a visit to the US aimed at renewing the partnership between the two long-standing allies.
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VIDEO: Mafia drug raids in US and Italy

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 4:51
related countries: Italy Italy

Police in the US and Italy say they have arrested 26 people in simultaneous raids against a new mafia-operated drug trafficking route.
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VIDEO: Obama toasts President Hollande

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 3:40
related countries: France France
related places: White House

French President Francois Hollande is honoured at a lavish White House state dinner, capping a US visit aimed at renewing the partnership between the two long-standing allies
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House passes US debt limit increase

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 1:22
related places: Republican

The US House of Representatives passes an increase in the government's debt limit, after Republicans end their effort to win concessions from the Democrats.
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Asia stocks rise after Yellen speech

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 1:10

Asian stocks rise after new Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen pledges "a great deal of continuity" in policy until the US economy improves.
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African church preaching gospel in US

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 0:25

The African church spreading 'like Starbucks' in the US
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US governor suspends death penalty

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 23:48
related places: Washington

The governor of the US state of Washington puts a moratorium on executions there, saying the death penalty is applied inconsistently and unequally.
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French and US 'trust restored'

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 20:01
related countries: France France
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande reaffirm their nations' alliance after revelations of US snooping.
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White loses title to Swiss rival

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 18:39

United States snowboarder Shaun White fails to secure a historic third consecutive Winter Olympic halfpipe title as Iouri Podladtchikov wins gold.
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Yellen: Stimulus cuts to continue

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 16:24

In her first public testimony as new Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen says the central bank will continue to cut its stimulus measures as long as the US economic recovery continues.
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Honduras suspends consuls in US

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 15:56
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Eight Honduran consuls working in the US are suspended pending an investigation into allegations they illegally issued identity papers.
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'Dumb Starbucks' owner revealed

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 13:14
related places: Los Angeles

The owner of a parody coffee shop in Los Angeles called "Dumb Starbucks" is revealed to be the Canadian television comedy personality Nathan Fielder.
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US envoy set to meet Narendra Modi

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 10:58
related countries: India India

The US ambassador to India is to meet controversial Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, in what is seen as a major shift in the US stance.
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Jackson berates confused TV host

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 10:56

Actor Samuel L Jackson hauls up a US TV host after being mistaken for fellow star Laurence Fishburne.
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US-Italian mafia raids catch 26

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 10:48
related countries: Italy Italy

Police have arrested 26 suspected mafia members in the US and Italy in a joint operation targeting a new drug trafficking route.
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Alibaba bids for map firm AutoNavi

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 7:55
related countries: China China

Alibaba bids to take full control of Chinese map company AutoNavi as it seeks to expand its e-commerce business ahead of an expected US listing.
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VIDEO: Hollande arrives in US for state visit

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 5:07
related countries: France France

President Francois Hollande is beginning the first full state visit to the United States by a French president in nearly 20 years.
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Prison for 'fast and furious' gunman

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 3:09
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A Mexican man is sentenced to 30 years in prison for the 2010 murder of a US border agent, which was linked to a botched anti-gun-trafficking sting.
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Hollande arrives for US state visit

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 2:06
related countries: France France

French President Francois Hollande arrives in the US for a state visit, as he and President Barack Obama tout their "deepening partnership".
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US Navy technician jailed for spying

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 0:55
related countries: Russia Russia

Former US Navy cryptologist technician Robert Hoffman is sentenced to 30 years in prison for attempted espionage for Russia.
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US politicians: Rename NFL Redskins

Monday, February 10th 2014, 22:45

Two members of the US Congress call on the National Football League to back demands the Washington Redskins team change its name, a "racial slur".
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Guatemala ex-soldier sentenced in US

Monday, February 10th 2014, 22:20
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

An ex-soldier from Guatemala is sentenced by a United States court to 10 years in jail for having lied about his role in a killing in 1982.
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US athlete trapped in Sochi lift

Monday, February 10th 2014, 21:39
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Sochi

A US bobsleigher gets stuck in a lift 48 hours after having to smash through a jammed door at the Olympic athletes' village in Sochi, Russia.
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Hollande and Obama urge climate deal

Monday, February 10th 2014, 20:34
related countries: France France

The presidents of France and the US make a joint call for an "ambitious" climate change pact, as Francois Hollande heads to the US for a state visit.
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VIDEO: From prisoner to poet

Monday, February 10th 2014, 20:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Poet Kosal Khiev has performed at the London 2012 Olympics, but first discovered poetry in solitary confinement in a US prison. He shares his story with the BBC's Helier Cheung.
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Obama praises gay NFL prospect

Monday, February 10th 2014, 18:08

American footballer Michael Sam, who aims to become the NFL's first openly gay player, is "an inspiration", says First Lady Michelle Obama.
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US newlywed dies in parachute jump

Monday, February 10th 2014, 15:53
related places: Utah

A newlywed in the US state of Utah dies when her parachute fails to open in a mountain jump at Zion National Park.
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US authors dominate Folio shortlist

Monday, February 10th 2014, 14:19

The inaugural shortlist of the latest literary award on the block, the Folio Prize, has been unveiled - with a strong showing by American authors.
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Zuckerberg tops US philanthropy list

Monday, February 10th 2014, 13:49

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are named most generous US philanthropists after a donation of more than $970m.
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NFL draft prospect comes out as gay

Monday, February 10th 2014, 12:04

American footballer Michael Sam reveals his sexuality and will become the NFL's first openly gay player if he is drafted.
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Lego Movie leaves Monuments in pieces

Monday, February 10th 2014, 10:06
related places: Block

Blockbuster toy tie-in The Lego Movie leaves The Monuments Men for dust at the weekend, earning more than three times as much as George Clooney's WWII caper at the North American box office.
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Mexico arrests key drug lord

Monday, February 10th 2014, 4:12
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Guanajuato

Police in Mexico's central state of Guanajuato arrest a major drug lord accused of smuggling more than 76 tonnes of cocaine to the US.
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S Korea-US military drills set

Monday, February 10th 2014, 3:47
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

South Korea and the US announce military drills, as North Korea revokes an invitation for talks on jailed US citizen Kenneth Bae.
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US warning over Guyana flights

Monday, February 10th 2014, 0:14
related countries: Guyana Guyana
related places: Monday

The US advises its citizens in Guyana to avoid flying with Caribbean Airlines from Monday to Wednesday because of an "unconfirmed threat".
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LaBeouf walks out of news conference

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 18:40
related countries: Germany Germany

US actor Shia LaBeouf walks out of a press conference at the Berlin Film Festival before appearing on the red carpet with a paper bag on his head.
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US X Factor axed after Cowell's exit

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 9:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Fox, Cowell

The US version of TV talent show The X Factor is cancelled by Fox after three series following judge Simon Cowell's decision to return to the UK show.
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Sunday, February 9th 2014, 5:12

The US is to increase federal recognition of same-sex marriages, giving gay spouses the same legal benefits as opposite-sex couples.
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Sunday, February 9th 2014, 4:26

The US government says it will recognise same-sex marriages as equal to traditional marriages in all federal legal matters.
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Iran warships to sail 'close to US'

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 1:25
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Atlantic

Iranian warships are to sail close to US maritime borders in the Atlantic for the first time, an Iranian naval commander tells state media.
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VIDEO: Why are Arab women into tech?

Saturday, February 8th 2014, 18:09
related places: Arab

There are proportionally more female tech entrepreneurs in the Middle East than anywhere else in the world, according to a recent US study.
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McDonald's brings Big Mac to Vietnam

Saturday, February 8th 2014, 14:57
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

McDonald's - often considered a symbol of US capitalism - has opened its first restaurant in communist-controlled Vietnam.
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Trapped bobsledder smashes door

Saturday, February 8th 2014, 10:21

American bobsledder Johnny Quinn smashes through a jammed bathroom door inside the Sochi 2014 athletes' village.
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US man back in N Korea labour camp

Friday, February 7th 2014, 23:41
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Kenneth Bae, an American convicted in North Korea of trying to overthrow the state, has been moved back to a labour camp, the US says.
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VIDEO: 50 years since Beatlemania hit US

Friday, February 7th 2014, 23:03

It's 50 years since The Beatles first arrived in the US for a TV appearance that would change their careers.
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US official admits North Korea leaks

Friday, February 7th 2014, 21:50
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A US state department official pleads guilty to passing classified information on North Korea to a Fox News journalist.
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Man tries to climb White House fence

Friday, February 7th 2014, 21:12
related places: White House

The US Secret Service arrests a man carrying two bags as he tries to climb over the White House fence.
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Merkel condemns US over EU insult

Friday, February 7th 2014, 16:43
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Germany's Angela Merkel says a US official's apparent insult of the EU's work in Ukraine in a leaked recording is "totally unacceptable".
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US jobs growth lower than expected

Friday, February 7th 2014, 15:34

The US economy added a weaker-than-expected 113,000 jobs in January, figures show, while the unemployment rate fell to 6.6%.
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S Korea and Japan clash on sea name

Friday, February 7th 2014, 14:48
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea
related places: Virginia

An argument over what to call the sea that lies between South Korea and Japan spreads to the assembly in the US state of Virginia.
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VIDEO: Osprey aircraft: Helicopter or plane?

Friday, February 7th 2014, 14:13
related places: Africa

Frank Gardner looks at the US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft - an important tool as the US expands its military operations in the Horn of Africa
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US TV legend Jay Leno bows out

Friday, February 7th 2014, 11:51
related places: Veteran

Veteran television host Jay Leno tapes his final episode of The Tonight Show after 22 years, with help from a few celebrity guests.
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Friday, February 7th 2014, 10:57

The National Gallery makes its first ever acquisition of a painting by an American artist - a 1912 work by George Bellows.
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Leaked Ukraine call embarrasses US

Friday, February 7th 2014, 9:23
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

An apparently bugged call between US diplomats reveals a frank exchange on the strategy for Ukraine and disparaging comments about the EU.
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US ups operations in Horn of Africa

Friday, February 7th 2014, 6:15
related countries: Djibouti Djibouti
related places: Africa

Why Djibouti is the Horn of Africa's garrison town
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HK police defuse huge US WW2 bomb

Friday, February 7th 2014, 4:26
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong police successfully defuse a 2,000 pound (900kg) bomb from World War Two, described as the biggest wartime bomb to be found in the city.
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US approves Baucus as China envoy

Friday, February 7th 2014, 3:23
related countries: China China

The US Senate unanimously approves Senator Max Baucus as the new US ambassador to China, replacing outgoing envoy Gary Locke.
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SAC trader guilty of insider dealing

Friday, February 7th 2014, 0:10

A former manager at SAC Capital, a major US hedge fund founded by billionaire Steven Cohen, is found guilty of insider trading.
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US bans liquids on flights to Russia

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 23:55
related countries: Russia Russia

The US government bans all liquids from carry-on bags on nonstop flights to Russia, the latest security threat for the Sochi Winter Olympics.
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US ice storm sparks mass power cuts

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 22:10

Nearly half a million people remain without electricity after the second storm in a week struck parts of the winter-weary US east coast on Wednesday.
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US meddling in Ukraine - Putin aide

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 17:52
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

A senior adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin accuses the US of meddling in Ukraine, in breach of a 1994 agreement over non-intervention.
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Taliban capture British military dog

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 17:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

ISAF officials in Afghanistan have confirmed that the military dog captured by the Taliban, belonged to British forces.
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General Motors profits fall 22%

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 15:25

US car giant General Motors reports a 22% drop in profits for 2013 after a disappointing performance outside North America.
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US warns of Sochi 'toothpaste' bomb

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 14:53
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Sochi

The US advises airlines flying to Russia for the Winter Olympics that explosives hidden in toothpaste tubes could be smuggled on to planes.
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