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VIDEO: US paddle board challenge begins

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 1:13
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

An American man has set off from Havana in a bid to become the first person to cross the Florida Straits in a day - standing on a paddle board.
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VIDEO: Super-camera shows how light moves

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 23:09

Scientists in the US have built a camera that can show light moving by taking pictures with an exposure time one billion times shorter than a normal camera.
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Power confirmed as US envoy to UN

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 22:27
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The US Senate easily confirms Irish-born human rights researcher Samantha Power as President Barack Obama's ambassador to the UN.
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Canada oil pipeline plan unveiled

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 22:25
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Atlantic

Oil firm TransCanada unveils plans to build a pipeline from western Canada to the country's Atlantic coast, as plans for a US pipeline remain stalled.
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US says Egypt restoring democracy

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 22:17
related countries: Egypt Egypt

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Egypt's military was "restoring democracy" when it ousted elected President Mohammed Morsi last month.
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US condemns Snowden's Russian asylum

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 22:00
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Snowden

Edward Snowden's successful asylum bid in Russia is "extremely disappointing", the US says, and casts doubt on a US-Russian summit.
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'Eternity in hell' for Ohio abductor

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 18:16
related places: Ohio

One of three women held in an Ohio home for years tells their captor he will "face hell for eternity", as he is jailed for life plus 1,000 years.
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Snowden thanks Russia for asylum

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 17:33
related countries: Russia Russia

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden thanks Russia for granting him asylum, but accuses the US of showing "no respect" for international law.
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Edward Snowden leaves Moscow airport

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 16:16
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow, June

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden leaves the Moscow airport where he has been staying since June after being granted asylum in Russia.
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Exxon profits at lowest since 2010

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 15:39

US oil giant Exxon Mobil reports its lowest quarterly profit in more than three years, as net income fell by 57% on the year before.
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'Harassing' US mayor blames city

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 14:27

A lawyer for embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner argues the city should fund his defence as it failed to give him anti-sexual harassment training.
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US House passes tough Iran bill

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 13:47
related countries: Iran Iran

The US House of Representatives approves new measures against Iran over its disputed nuclear programme, penalising countries that buy Iranian oil.
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Lowe and Jones exit Parks and Rec

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 10:42
related places: Jones, Parks

Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones to leave the US comedy Parks and Recreation.
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US and Pakistan to resume key talks

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 10:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

US Secretary of State John Kerry agrees to resume high-level talks over security issues with Pakistan after a meeting with new PM Nawaz Sharif.
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Oscars elect African-American boss

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 9:11

Oscars organisation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, elects its first African-American president, marketing executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs.
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Travis out of hospital after stroke

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 8:31
related places: Texas

US country singer Randy Travis has been discharged from hospital in Texas, three weeks after suffering a stroke.
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US declassifies phone-snooping order

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 1:48
related places: Senate

The Obama administration releases documents on its call-data surveillance, as a Senate panel questions intelligence officials about the programme.
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Senate approves gun agency head

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 1:42
related places: Tobacco

The US Senate approves President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after months of delay.
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Wikileaks 'strained' US-Afghan ties

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 1:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Wikileaks disclosures strained US-Afghan ties, a retired US Army general says at the sentencing hearing of Pte First Class Bradley Manning.
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The US Navy Seal living as a woman

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 23:50

The elite US Navy Seal now living as a woman
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States deal with gay marriage aftermath

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 23:16

What's next for gay marriage in the US?
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US 'booze switch' restaurants fined

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 22:18

The owner of several New Jersey TGI Friday's chain restaurants is fined for substituting cheap liquor in customers' orders of premium spirits.
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Manning sentencing hearing begins

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 19:30
related places: Maryland

A sentencing hearing begins at a US military court for Bradley Manning, who faces up to 136 years in prison for passing secret files to Wikileaks.
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US central bank predicts more growth

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 18:31

The Federal Reserve maintains its bond-buying programme and predicts a pick-up in growth in the US economy.
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US economic growth beats forecasts

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 16:02

The US economy grew at an annualised pace of 1.7% in the second quarter of the year, more than expected, official figures show.
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VIDEO: Snowden 'should stay in Russia' - Dad

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 15:35
related countries: Russia Russia

The father of US fugitive Edward Snowden said he believed the best option for his son was to stay in Russia.
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Snowden's father 'approached by FBI'

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 14:37
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

The father of US fugitive Edward Snowden says the FBI asked him to travel to Moscow and see his son, who he advises to "stay in Russia".
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Hollywood studios 'not paid' by China

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 11:23
related countries: China China
related places: Hollywood

China is not paying Hollywood its share of the profits from some of this year's big box office films, according to US media reports.
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VIDEO: Hollywood special effect on US GDP

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 10:45
related places: Hollywood

Historic changes are being made to the way US growth is measured, to include output from film and television. Michelle Fleury reports on the US economy's "Hollywood ending".
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Assange condemns Manning verdicts

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 10:17
related places: Manning

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says the conviction of US Army Private Bradley Manning on spying charges sets a "dangerous precedent".
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Artificial human ear grown in lab

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 9:48
related places: Plastic

Plastic surgeons in the US say they have moved a step closer to being able to grow a complete human ear from a patient's cells.
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US man 'forgotten' in jail gets $4m

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 7:15
related places: San Diego

A university student in San Diego receives more than $4m from the US government after he is abandoned for four days in a prison cell, his lawyer says.
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Pfizer in $491m drug case settlement

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 1:39
related places: Wyeth

US drugmaker Pfizer agrees to pay $491m (£320m) to settle a probe into illegal marketing of a drug by Wyeth, a firm it acquired in 2009.
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Wikileaks source Manning convicted

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 22:01

Bradley Manning, the US Army private who leaked thousands of classified documents, is found guilty of espionage but not of aiding the enemy.
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Mid-East talks to work towards deal

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 19:47

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will aim to reach a "final status" agreement in the next nine months to end their long conflict, the US says.
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JP Morgan pays $410m in energy case

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 15:08

JP Morgan's energy unit has agreed to pay $410m to settle charges from the top US energy regulator that it had manipulated energy markets.
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Verdict expected in Manning case

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 14:07
related places: Manning

A military judge is set to issue a verdict in the court martial of the US soldier who disclosed reams of secret documents to the Wikileaks website.
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Woman named in Washington vandalism

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 13:43
related places: Washington

A woman is arrested in connection with an act of vandalism at the US National Cathedral, days after the Lincoln Memorial was similarly defaced.
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Explosions rock Florida gas plant

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 13:19
related places: Florida

At least eight people are injured in a series of explosions at a propane gas plant in the centre of the US state of Florida, officials say.
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Williams to star in new US sitcom

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 11:07

Robin Williams is returning to TV screens for the first time since starring in the 1970s show Mork & Mindy with a new comedy, The Crazy Ones.
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AUDIO: Nelly on meeting US kidnap victim

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 10:02

US rapper Nelly tells 5 live why he invited kidnap victim Amanda Berry on stage at a festival
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Mid-East peace talks resume in US

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 9:55
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Washington, Monday

Middle East peace talks resume after Israeli and Palestinian negotiators dine in Washington DC with US Secretary of State John Kerry.
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VIDEO: 'Jetman' flies alongside US plane

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 8:55
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A Swiss adventurer, known as 'Jetman', has made his first public flight in the United States.
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VIDEO: US factory aerials show balls of flame

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 7:09
related places: Florida

At least seven people have been injured by a series of explosions at a gas plant in the US state of Florida, officials say.
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VIDEO: Manning court martial verdict due

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 6:38

A military judge is set to issue a verdict in the court martial of the US soldier who disclosed reams of secret documents to the Wikileaks website.
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VIDEO: Middle East peace talks resume

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 6:32
related countries: Israel Israel

Middle East peace talks have resumed after Israeli and Palestinian negotiators dined in Washington DC with US Secretary of State John Kerry.
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VIDEO: On drugs patrol at US-Mexico border

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 6:08

Forty years after the creation of the US Drug Enforcement Agency, leaders in Latin American are calling for a new strategy for the war on drugs.
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The American village set to disappear

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 0:15

The Alaskan village set to disappear in 10 years' time
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US house collapse injures eight

Monday, July 29th 2013, 19:29
related places: Philadelphia

Eight people are injured when a Philadelphia row house collapses and severely damages neighbouring buildings.
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FBI 'saves 105 trafficked children'

Monday, July 29th 2013, 18:24

The FBI says it has rescued 105 children and held 150 pimps during raids in 76 US cities over the weekend, in an operation against child prostitution.
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NZ denies helping US spy on reporter

Monday, July 29th 2013, 15:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand officials deny a report that its military conspired with US spy agencies to monitor a freelance journalist in Afghanistan.
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Saks snapped up by Hudson's Bay

Monday, July 29th 2013, 12:01
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Hudson, Saks, Bay

Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company has bought US department store Saks in a $2.9bn deal.
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Seven killed in Florida hostage siege

Monday, July 29th 2013, 11:31
related places: Miami, Florida

A Florida man who lived with his elderly mother kills six people in his apartment block before being shot dead by police, officials say.
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Perrigo buys Elan in $8.6bn deal

Monday, July 29th 2013, 10:27
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Irish drug firm Elan has been snapped up by US rival Perrigo in an $8.6bn (£5.6bn) deal which will secure tax savings for the US company.
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The Wolverine tops US box office

Monday, July 29th 2013, 10:08
related places: Wolverine

Hugh Jackman's latest incarnation as The Wolverine tops the US box office with $55m (£35m) in ticket sales, according to studio estimates.
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Wiebe wins Senior Open in play-off

Monday, July 29th 2013, 8:57
related countries: Germany Germany

American Mark Wiebe beats Germany's Bernhard Langer on the fifth play-off hole to win the Senior Open at Royal Birkdale.
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VIDEO: Why Mid-East peace talks now?

Monday, July 29th 2013, 5:45
related places: Washington, Monday

The US has said peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians will resume in Washington on Monday, after almost three years.
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US kidnap victim appears in public

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 20:01
related places: Cleveland

Amanda Berry, one of three women held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade, makes her first public appearance three months after her escape.
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Merger makes world's biggest ad firm

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 12:50
related countries: France France

France's Publicis and US firm Omnicom announce a merger to create the world's biggest advertising company worth $35.1bn (£22.8bn).
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VIDEO: Seven die in Florida hostage siege

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 17:03
related places: Miami, Florida

A gunman holding hostages in a building near Miami in the US state of Florida kills six people before being shot dead by police, officials say.
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US singer-songwriter JJ Cale dies

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 15:10

Grammy award-winning US singer-songwriter JJ Cale has died of a heart attack, aged 74, it is announced.
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Russia and US 'discussing Snowden'

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 0:02
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Snowden

The American FBI and Russian FSB security services are "in talks" over US fugitive Edward Snowden, Russian officials say.
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Manning judge begins deliberations

Friday, July 26th 2013, 22:57

A military judge begins deliberating over the charges against a soldier who leaked reams of secret US government documents to Wikileaks.
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'Harassing' US mayor refuses to quit

Friday, July 26th 2013, 20:00
related places: San Diego, California

The mayor of San Diego, California, says he will attend "behaviour counselling" after multiple allegations of sexual harassment.
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IMF sees US economy improving slowly

Friday, July 26th 2013, 14:30

The US economy is improving slowly, the IMF says, but still faces "powerful headwinds".
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'Poor' profits at Anglo American

Friday, July 26th 2013, 13:46

Anglo American's new chief executive, Mark Cutifani, says the firm's first-half profits are "unacceptably poor".
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Vivendi sells stake in games firm

Friday, July 26th 2013, 12:38
related places: Duty

Vivendi sells control of US games firm Activision Blizzard, the company behind Call of Duty, Guitar Hero and World of Warcraft.
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Trade dominates Vietnam-US talks

Friday, July 26th 2013, 3:22
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Washington

Vietnamese and US presidents meet for landmark talks in Washington, but acknowledge "differences" over human rights.
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US doctor 'killed wife by cyanide'

Friday, July 26th 2013, 2:51

A US neuroscientist is charged with killing his wife by lacing with cyanide an energy drink he said would help her conceive their second child.
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US payouts for sterilisation victims

Friday, July 26th 2013, 2:15

The US state of North Carolina adopts a budget that includes $10m (£6.5m) to compensate victims of its forced-sterilisation programme.
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Squirrel with plague shuts US park

Friday, July 26th 2013, 1:49
related places: California

Parts of a national forest in California have been evacuated and closed down after a ground squirrel there was found to be infected with the plague.
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Halliburton guilty over Gulf records

Friday, July 26th 2013, 1:34

US company Halliburton agrees to plead guilty to destroying evidence relating to the oil spill in the Gulf Of Mexico in 2010.
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US sentence for 'Queen of Pacific'

Friday, July 26th 2013, 1:27
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The woman who allegedly once was at the top of the Mexican drugs trade is sentenced by a US court to 70 months in prison for trafficking cocaine.
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Manning 'betrayed his country'

Friday, July 26th 2013, 0:05
related places: Manning

The US soldier who disclosed reams of secret documents to Wikileaks betrayed his country to win fame, a prosecutor says in closing arguments.
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US seeks to uphold voting rights

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 20:12
related places: Texas

The US justice department will ask a court to compel Texas to seek federal approval for any change to its voting laws, the attorney general says.
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SAC Capital faces fraud charges

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 19:20
related places: Wall Street

US authorities have launched criminal charges against the Wall Street hedge fund SAC Capital.
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US launches huge hacking fraud case

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 17:15

Prosecutors launch what they say is the US's largest ever hacking fraud involving the theft of data used to steal hundreds of millions of dollars.
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US eases Iran medicine sanctions

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 16:26
related countries: Iran Iran

The US eases sanctions on exports of medical equipment to Iran in order to enable "legitimate humanitarian trade".
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France investigates chain's 'models'

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 16:21
related countries: France France
related places: Abercrombie

The US clothes retailer Abercrombie and Fitch (A&F) is under investigation in France for possible discrimination based on job applicants' looks.
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US concern over South Sudan sacking

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 16:06

The US and the EU urge South Sudan's leaders to maintain calm and prevent violence after President Salva Kiir sacked his cabinet including Vice-President Riek Machar.
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GM profit down despite US sales rise

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 14:12

US car giant General Motors reports profits of $1.2bn (£784m) for the second quarter with strong sales in North America offsetting falls in the European car market.
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US lawmakers back phone surveillance

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 1:16

The US House of Representatives narrowly votes to continue collecting data on Americans' phone calls, after a passionate debate about the programme.
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Ex-US president shaves his head

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 22:58

Former US President George H W Bush has shaved his head to show support for a toddler undergoing treatment for leukaemia.
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VIDEO: Art helps young Syrian refugees

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 19:54
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Syria Syria

A project set up by an American artist is helping Syrian children in the Zataari refugee camp in Jordan to overcome memories of the violence and suffering they witnessed and experienced back home.
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US delays delivery of jets to Egypt

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 17:56
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The US says it is delaying the delivery of four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt following the army's overthrow of Mohammed Morsi as president.
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VIDEO: What is inside Snowden lawyer's bag?

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 16:36
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Snowden

An appearance by the lawyer of US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden raised speculation at Moscow Airport on Wednesday that the fugitive was to receive documents allowing him to leave the transit zone after one month.
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Gas rig on fire in Gulf of Mexico

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 16:03
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Louisiana

A fire breaks out on a rig drilling for gas in the Gulf of Mexico, off the Louisiana coast, US federal officials confirm.
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Boeing profits rise despite 787 woes

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 14:34

US plane-maker Boeing reports better-than-expected results for the second quarter, despite recent problems with its 787 Dreamliner model.
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Ford profits boosted by US and China

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 12:01
related countries: China China

Carmaker Ford reports healthy profits thanks to strong demand in its home US market and in China, which offset more losses in Europe.
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Easy Rider star Fonda sues designers

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 10:28
related places: Fonda

US actor Peter Fonda is suing the fashion label Dolce & Gabbana over a T-shirt featuring an image of him taken from 1969 film Easy Rider.
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White House attacks NSA curb plans

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 9:58
related places: Congress, White House

The White House defends the National Security Agency collection of US phone data as Congress prepares for a key vote to block the practice.
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Armstrong in US government claim

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 6:33

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong wants a federal lawsuit against him in the United States to be dismissed.
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VIDEO: Are chickpeas the new cash crop?

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 1:15

How hummus is reinventing US farming
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US politician admits sex chats again

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 0:59
related places: Congress, New York

Flanked by his wife, New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner admits yet again sending lewd messages to a woman, but refuses to quit the race.
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Menthol cigarettes 'more harmful'

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 0:25

US regulators say menthol cigarettes are more harmful than other cigarettes, but stop short of limiting their sale.
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UK men in US jail for boiler room scam

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 20:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three British men have been sentenced to a total of 43 years in prison in the United States for their part in one of the UK's biggest investment frauds.
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Peacock completes 100m title double

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 18:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British sprinter Jonnie Peacock beats American Richard Browne to add a world title to the Paralympic gold he won last summer.
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Senate probes banks' aluminium role

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 17:48

A US Senate committee heard evidence on the controversial role of big banks in the aluminium trading industry.
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Baseball star suspended over doping

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 15:55

US baseball star Ryan Braun is suspended for the rest of the 2013 season for violating the sport's anti-doping policy.
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US general outlines Syria options

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 13:48
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Washington

The top US military officer says any decision to use force in Syria could cost America billions, and that care must be taken to "preserve a functioning state".
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