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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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Armstrong withdraws from swim meet

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 15:09

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong withdraws from the US Masters swimming championships after an objection from Fina.
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VIDEO: How serious is N Korea military threat?

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 14:33
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

Pyongyang earlier renewed threats of a nuclear strike against the US, though its missiles are not believed to be capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
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How did neo-Nazi prison gangs become so powerful?

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 14:12

How did US neo-Nazi prison gangs become so powerful?
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US reassigns reef crash sailors

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 11:03
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Four navy officers of a US minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef in the Philippines have been relieved of their duties, officials say.
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US boosts defences amid Korea threat

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 10:11
related countries: Guam Guam, North Korea North Korea
related places: Pacific

The US is to deploy a missile defence system to its Pacific island of Guam, as North Korea again threatens nuclear strikes.
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Critic Ebert to limit film reviews

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 9:25

Renowned US film critic Roger Ebert announces he is to take a "leave of presence" and write fewer reviews, after revealing he is facing a fresh battle with cancer.
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US agents bust Canada 'drug runners'

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 1:47
related countries: Canada Canada

Four people are in custody in the US and Canada after a suspected drug smuggler fired on US border agents and fled, sparking a day-long manhunt.
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Kerry to return to the Middle East

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 19:35
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Jerusalem

US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Jerusalem and the West Bank next week, but US officials say he will not present a peace plan.
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Fallon succeeds Leno at Tonight Show

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 19:18
related places: Leno

Late-night television show host Jay Leno will be replaced by presenter Jimmy Fallon on NBC's The Tonight Show, the US network says.
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Colombian team off US blacklist

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 18:09
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: America, Cali

The US Treasury lifts its sanctions on Colombian football team America de Cali, saying it has cut its links to drugs cartels.
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Body's 'anti-HIV manual' recorded

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 17:00

The body's own "training manual" for successfully attacking HIV has been cracked by US scientists and it is hoped it can be used to design vaccines.
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Hyundai and Kia in US car recalls

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 16:45

Hyundai Motor and its Kia Motors affiliate are recalling more than 1.8 million cars and sports utility vehicles in the US.
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Abusive US basketball coach fired

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 15:56

A US university bows to pressure to sack its head basketball coach over video of him physically abusing players and using homophobic slurs.
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Shamed ex-governor wins nomination

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 13:59

A shamed former South Carolina governor will face the sister of a TV political satirist in a special election for a vacant seat in the US Congress.
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US 'serial arsonists' due in court

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 13:52
related places: Virginia

A former volunteer fireman and his girlfriend are suspected of setting nearly 77 arsons on the coast of the state of Virginia, police say.
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Verizon denies Vodafone bid interest

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 9:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US telecoms group Verizon Communications denies reports that it wants to buy or merge with UK mobile operator Vodafone.
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SEC allows firms to use social media

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 7:57

US-listed firms can use Twitter, Facebook and other social media services to make key announcements, the country's financial regulator rules.
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Arkansas to probe Exxon Mobile spill

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 2:27
related places: Arkansas

The US state of Arkansas launches an investigation into an Exxon Mobil pipeline that ruptured, spilling oil into a housing community last week.
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US 'will defend self and S Korea'

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 1:06
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

The US will defend itself and its "treaty ally" South Korea in the face of North Korean threats, Secretary of State John Kerry says.
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US 'meddling' over satirist blasted

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 21:47
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Freedom

Egypt's ruling Freedom and Justice Party criticises US "interference" over the case of the popular Egyptian TV satirist Bassem Youssef.
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VIDEO: Obama proposes brain mapping project

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 21:39

US President Barack Obama has unveiled a new initiative to map the human brain.
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Gun group urges more guns in schools

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 20:56

US schools should train and arm staff members and appoint an armed guard to respond to shootings, a powerful US gun-rights group says in a new report.
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US priest dealt methamphetamine

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 17:44

A Catholic priest dubbed Monsignor Meth admits selling drugs in the US state of Connecticut, and buying a sex shop to launder the money.
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US educators 'cheated for bonuses'

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 17:03
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Thirty

Thirty-five former school officials indicted in a major test cheating scandal have until Tuesday to surrender in the US state of Georgia.
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Obama proposes brain mapping project

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 15:37

US President Barack Obama unveils an initiative to map the human brain which could provide insights into diseases such as Alzheimer's.
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US factory orders in sharp rise

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 15:20
related places: New, February

New orders at US factories rose in February from January mainly due to a jump in demand for commercial aircraft.
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Tight gun laws ahead for Connecticut

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 14:30

Lawmakers in the US state of Connecticut agree to a sweeping set of gun laws, including a ban on new high-capacity ammunition magazines.
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Jackson jury selection starts in LA

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 13:56

Jury selection begins in the US in a case where Michael Jackson's mother is hoping to sue the late singer's promoters for neglect.
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Court rules against digital reseller

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 11:51

A site which allowed users to sell on their unwanted digital music was in breach of copyright, a US judge rules.
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'No extra' N Korea military activity

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 5:54
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

The US says it sees no signs of increased military activity in North Korea, as it positions a warship close to South Korea's coast.
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California city enters bankruptcy

Monday, April 1st 2013, 22:52
related places: Stockton, California City

A judge approves the California city of Stockton's bankruptcy filing, making it the most populous US city ever to enter bankruptcy protection.
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VIDEO: Kid President in White House prank

Monday, April 1st 2013, 22:28
related places: White House

A "special message" from the US President turned out to be a spoof with nine-year old YouTube sensation known as Kid President.
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Execution call for 'cinema killer'

Monday, April 1st 2013, 19:55
related places: Colorado

Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty for the man accused of killing 12 people last July at a cinema in the US state of Colorado.
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Caroline Kennedy 'next Japan envoy'

Monday, April 1st 2013, 18:01
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: America

President Barack Obama has asked the daughter of former President John F Kennedy to be America's ambassador to Japan, US media report.
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Deadly pile-up in southern Virginia

Monday, April 1st 2013, 15:05
related places: Virginia

At least three people are killed and 15 injured in a pileup involving almost 100 vehicles in the US state of Virginia, police say.
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Monday, April 1st 2013, 14:58
related places: Texas

A district attorney in Texas is shot dead, becoming the third senior justice official to be killed in the US in a matter of weeks.
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S Korea pledge over North threats

Monday, April 1st 2013, 12:51
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Sunday, North

South Korea promises a "strong response" to any North Korean aggression, amid high tensions after Pyongyang warned of entering a "state of war".
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