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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

VIDEO: Cheerleader sets new backflip record

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 9:43

A 16-year-old American high school cheerleader has sets a new world record for backward hand-springs.
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Terra Nova writer pens Grey film

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 9:20

Kelly Marcel, the co-creator of US sci-fi TV series Terra Nova, is to write the film screenplay for best-selling erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey.
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Geithner and Bernanke visit India

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 4:05
related countries: India India

Two of US's top policymakers are visiting India in a bid to boost economic ties between the the two countries.
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VIDEO: Romney seeks foreign policy shift

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 2:41

Republican US presidential candidate Mitt Romney has called for a "change of course" in the Middle East, criticising President Obama on foreign policy.
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US team aim to make human sperm

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 2:25
related countries: Japan Japan

US researchers say they will redouble their efforts to create human sperm from stem cells following the success of a Japanese study involving mice.
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Sandusky lashes out in jail tape

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 2:23

Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky speaks out against his child abuse accusers in a jail recording on the eve of his sentencing.
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The tsunami debris washed from Japan to Oregon

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 1:49
related countries: Japan Japan

Debris from Japan stirs emotions on US Pacific coast
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VIDEO: Geithner and Bernanke in India

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 1:45
related countries: India India

US Treasury Secretary and Federal Reserve Chairman arrive in India for two day trip.
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US insect-eating competitor dies

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 0:57
related places: Florida

The winner of a cockroach-eating competition dies soon after scoffing dozens of live insects in the US state of Florida, authorities say.
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US issues Huawei and ZTE warning

Monday, October 8th 2012, 21:21
related countries: China China
related places: Huawei

Chinese telecom firms Huawei and ZTE pose a security threat to the US, a congressional panel warns after an investigation.
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Football coach dies in US attack

Monday, October 8th 2012, 18:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Manhattan

A British man who was working as a coach for the New York Red Bulls Major League Soccer team is stabbed to death in Manhattan.
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BP agrees Texas City assets sale

Monday, October 8th 2012, 15:00
related places: Texas City

BP agrees a deal to sell a number of US assets, including its Texas City refinery, to Marathon Petroleum for $2.5bn (£1.6bn).
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Drone refuel test 'successful'

Monday, October 8th 2012, 13:55

A test by the American defence research agency Darpa finds unstaffed drones could refuel in the air.
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Taken 2 scores $50m US opening

Monday, October 8th 2012, 11:24
related countries: Canada Canada

Action sequel Taken 2 tops the US and Canadian box office in its opening weekend with takings of $50m (£31.1m), double that of 2009 original Taken.
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VIDEO: Trump on wealth, wind farms and hairstyles

Monday, October 8th 2012, 10:21

US tycoon Donald Trump talks to BBC Breakfast business reporter Stephanie McGovern about his life and talks about the US election, how he relaxes and his hair.
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Drug 'may prevent stroke damage'

Monday, October 8th 2012, 0:40
related countries: Canada Canada

It may be possible to use a drug to prevent some of the lasting and crippling damage caused by a stroke, according to doctors in the US and Canada.
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Khan protest stops at tribal belt

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 11:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A motorcade protest against US drone strikes in Pakistan, led by former cricket star Imran Khan, is stopped from entering the restive tribal regions.
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Terror suspects before US court

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 11:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Islamist cleric Abu Hamza and four other terror suspects appear in court in the US, after being extradited from the UK following a long legal battle.
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S Korea extends reach of missiles

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 8:35
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

South Korea announces a deal with the US to extend the range of its ballistic missile system, saying it will counter the threat from North Korea.
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Barcode reaches patent birthday

Saturday, October 6th 2012, 23:22

The barcode was patented on 7 October 1952, but it was two decades before it was first used in a US supermarket.
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Obama campaign gets cash boost

Saturday, October 6th 2012, 18:58

A record $181m was raised in September by US President Barack Obama's campaign team and Democratic allies, officials say.
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Imran drone march halts for night

Saturday, October 6th 2012, 18:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A motorcade protest against US drone strikes in Pakistan, led by former cricket star Imran Khan, halts for the night in the north-west.
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Yemen 'foils attack on air base'

Saturday, October 6th 2012, 14:39
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemeni officials say they have foiled an attack on a southern air base used by the US military.
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Abu Hamza due before court in US

Saturday, October 6th 2012, 13:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: New York

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza and four other terror suspects are due to appear in court in the US later after their extradition from the UK.
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Terror suspects extradited to US

Saturday, October 6th 2012, 6:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Five terror suspects, including the radical cleric Abu Hamza, are on their way to face charges in the US after extradition from the UK.
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FBI raises US border death doubts

Saturday, October 6th 2012, 3:41

A US border guard killed while on patrol to stop illegal migrants may have been inadvertently shot by one of his own colleagues, the FBI says.
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US meningitis outbreak spreads

Saturday, October 6th 2012, 1:52

US health officials warn doctors at about 75 medical clinics to alert patients about a deadly meningitis outbreak, as the number of infected people hits 47.
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S Africa mine owner sacks workers

Friday, October 5th 2012, 22:36
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The world's biggest platinum producer, Anglo American Platinum, fires 12,000 striking South African miners after a protracted strike over wages.
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Fuel price woes hit California

Friday, October 5th 2012, 22:19
related places: California

A sharp rise in fuel prices in the US state of California forces some petrol stations to shut down their pumps, amid ongoing problems with supplies.
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US jobless rate in surprise fall

Friday, October 5th 2012, 22:08

The US unemployment rate fell last month, figures from the Department of Labor show, surprising analysts who had been expecting a small rise.
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VIDEO: Amplats fires 12,000 SA miners

Friday, October 5th 2012, 21:29
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The world's biggest platinum producer, Anglo American Platinum, has fired 12,000 striking South African miners following a protracted dispute over wages.
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Abu Hamza set for US extradition

Friday, October 5th 2012, 19:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Five suspected terrorists including Abu Hamza al-Masri arrive at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk from where they will be extradited to the US.
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Abu Hamza to be extradited to US

Friday, October 5th 2012, 18:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Five suspected terrorists - including radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri - can be extradited to the US to face trial, UK High Court judges rule.
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Abu Hamza extradition ruling due

Friday, October 5th 2012, 12:04

A ruling is due in the last-ditch legal move by radical preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri and four others to avoid extradition to the United States.
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Romney says 47% remark was wrong

Friday, October 5th 2012, 11:57

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney admits his remarks that 47% of Americans are government-dependent victims were "wrong".
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Two die in Israel hotel shootings

Friday, October 5th 2012, 11:21
related countries: Israel Israel

An American man who killed one person after opening fire at a hotel in Israel's southern resort of Eilat is shot dead by Israeli police.
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US drone war in Pakistan prompts fear and anger

Friday, October 5th 2012, 11:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani anger as US drone strikes continue
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VIDEO: US jobless key figure for election

Friday, October 5th 2012, 9:26
related places: America, August

Payroll numbers are expected to show America's jobless has increased to 8.2% in September, rising from 8.1% in August.
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Faulty seats ground US flights

Friday, October 5th 2012, 8:52

American Airlines cancels 94 flights as it works to fix passenger seats that could come loose during flight.
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Low US rates 'to stay until 2015'

Friday, October 5th 2012, 6:11

The Federal Reserve is likely to keep US interest rates at the current near-zero rate until 2015, minutes from its latest rate-setting meeting show.
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Doctors warned over US meningitis

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 23:45

Doctors and hospitals are being urged to stop using medical products from a firm linked to a widening outbreak of a rare form of fungal meningitis.
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US charges 91 over Medicare fraud

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 20:46

Ninety-one people are arrested in seven cities across the US for their alleged participation in a $430m Medicare fraud scheme, the justice department said.
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Bieber site operator to pay $1m

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 17:38

A US operator of pop star fan websites agrees to pay $1m (£0.6m) to settle charges that it collected personal data from children.
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Two men held for US agent's death

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 16:53
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Arizona

Two men are arrested over the killing of US border agent Nicholas Ivie, who was shot dead near the US-Mexico border in Arizona, Mexican officials said.
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VIDEO: US students struggling with debt

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 15:38
related places: America

America's students have never been in so much debt and in a challenging jobs market the prospects of paying it off are getting harder.
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US 'cracks Russian hi-tech plot'

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 10:46
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Houston, Texas

A company director and seven others are arrested in Houston, Texas, on charges of illegally exporting high-tech components to Russian security agencies.
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DeGeneres given top comedy honour

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 9:18
related places: America

US comedian Ellen DeGeneres is to receive America's top humour prize later this month.
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Romney 'wins' US election debate

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 8:16
related places: Denver, Republican

Republican candidate Mitt Romney won the first of the three TV debates with President Barack Obama, polls and commentators suggest.
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Venezuelan takes baseball crown

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 8:06
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera becomes the first Latin American to achieve one of baseball's rarest feats, the Triple Crown.
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US election: Key issues

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 5:27
related places: Key

The key issues that will decide the US presidential election
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US rivals square off at debate

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 3:39
related places: Republican

US President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney spar on taxes, healthcare and the economy in the first of three presidential debates.
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Class of 2012: In debt and worried

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 23:21

US students face grimmest job prospects ever
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Iran clashes over currency crisis

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 18:48
related countries: Iran Iran

Riot police in Iran break up protests in the capital, after sharp falls in its currency, the rial, which has plummeted against the US dollar.
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VIDEO: Anchor 'bully message' goes viral

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 18:00

A local news anchor in the US state of Wisconsin responds to a viewer who said she was obese in a broadcast that has gone viral online.
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Anchor 'bully message' goes viral

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 17:12

A local news anchor in the US state of Wisconsin responds to a viewer who said she was obese in a broadcast that has gone viral online.
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T-Mobile USA to merge with rival

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 15:09

Deutsche Telekom confirms it is to merge its T-Mobile USA unit with US mobile carrier MetroPCS, creating a firm with more than 40 million subscribers.
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Blaine prepares for shocking feat

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 10:41

US performance artist David Blaine is to spend three days and three nights standing amid an artificial lightning storm as part of his latest feat of endurance.
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China firm sues Obama over farms

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 10:02
related countries: China China

A Chinese-owned firm in the US is suing President Barack Obama after he blocked a wind farm deal on national security grounds.
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Plans to print a gun put on hold

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 9:56

A company which supplied a 3D printer to a US group planning to print a gun have revoked their licence.
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Obama faces new Libya questions

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 8:56
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Congress

President Obama's administration faces new questions on the Libya consulate attack, amid reports of military preparations to target those behind it.
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ADB cuts growth forecast for Asia

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 4:04
related places: Asia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has cut its growth forecast for Asia for this year and next, as the problems in Europe and the US hurt developing countries.
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Pennsylvania voter ID law halted

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 2:31
related places: Pennsylvania

A judge in the US state of Pennsylvania blocks a law requiring voters to show valid photo ID before casting their ballot, ahead of November's election.
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Toyota leads US car sales rise

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 2:30
related places: New

New car sales in the US post the best month in more than four years, with Toyota Motor showing the biggest rise.
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US agent shot dead near border

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 1:23
related places: Arizona

A US border patrol agent is shot and killed in a gunfight near Arizona's US-Mexico border in an area known for drug-smuggling, authorities say.
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US and Russia hail Georgian vote

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 22:45
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

The US, EU and Russia welcome Georgia's election results which give the country the first democratic transfer of power in its post-Soviet history.
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VIDEO: US economy focus of election debate

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 22:30

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are preparing to face each other in an eagerly-awaited televised debate on the economy.
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T-Mobile talks over MetroPCS deal

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 20:10

Deutsche Telekom says it is in talks to buy MetroPCS and merge the US mobile carrier with its T-Mobile USA unit.
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Predict the president

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 15:39

Predict the US election result, and share your forecast
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'Enemies caused Iran rial's fall'

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 15:30
related countries: Iran Iran

President Ahmadinejad blames Iran's "enemies" for the sharp falls in its currency, the rial, which has hit fresh record lows against the US dollar.
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Oregon farmer eaten by his pigs

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 14:52
related places: Oregon

Authorities investigate as a farmer in the US state of Oregon is devoured by his pigs, which left only his dentures and some body parts behind.
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Murray enjoys Japan win on return

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 14:39
related countries: Japan Japan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Andy Murray beats Ivo Karlovic at the Japan Open as he returns to action after his US Open win.
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Abu Hamza health 'deteriorating'

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 12:58

Terror suspect Abu Hamza al-Masri's health has deteriorated, says his lawyer, as he seeks an injunction against his extradition to the US until a scan is carried out.
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Samsung sues Apple over iPhone 5

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 11:44
related places: Apple

Samsung sues Apple over eight patents which it says are being infringed by the US company's latest handset, the iPhone 5.
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US court lifts Samsung tablet ban

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 11:05

An American court lifts a temporary sales ban imposed on Samsung's Galaxy tablet computer, as part of a US patent dispute with Apple..
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Homeland US return a ratings hit

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 10:36
related places: Homeland

The return of Emmy-winning drama Homeland to US TV is watched by 1.73 million, a 60 per cent rise on the audience for last year's first episode.
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Salmonella found in Dutch fish

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 9:32
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Scores of people in the Netherlands and the US have caught salmonella after eating contaminated Dutch fish, say Dutch health authorities.
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Boeing wins $6bn Brazilian order

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 6:53
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil

Boeing secures its largest order from a South American airline, in a deal with Brazil's Gol worth up to $6bn.
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US airline in loose seats scare

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 2:27

US safety regulators are looking into two separate incidents in recent days when passenger seats came loose midflight on American Airlines planes.
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US tribe's beer lawsuit dismissed

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 1:10
related countries: India India

A federal judge dismisses a case by an American Indian tribe blaming beer sellers and makers for its reservation's chronic alcoholism.
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US father who shot son 'broken'

Monday, October 1st 2012, 22:45

A teacher who mistakenly shot dead his 15-year-old adopted son says through a lawyer that his family is "broken in half".
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Poet Graham wins Forward Prize

Monday, October 1st 2012, 22:33
related places: Poetry

Jorie Graham has become the first American woman to win the £10,000 Forward Prize for Poetry.
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UN states 'aid terror in Syria'

Monday, October 1st 2012, 20:33
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

States such as the US and Turkey which back rebels in Syria are supporting terrorism, the country's Foreign Minister Walid Muallem tells the UN.
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US manufacturing 'shows gains'

Monday, October 1st 2012, 19:23

US manufacturing activity gained after three months of contraction, according to the Institute for Supply Management's monthly survey.
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Terror suspect fights extradition

Monday, October 1st 2012, 18:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British terror suspect Babar Ahmad requests the High Court to halt his extradition to the US.
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Supreme Court to mull big issues

Monday, October 1st 2012, 16:47

The US Supreme Court begins its new session, with arguments and rulings expected on issues including affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights.
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VIDEO: Bonnie and Clyde guns sold for $ 504,000

Monday, October 1st 2012, 15:53
related places: Clyde, Bonnie

The guns of two infamous lovers - the American outlaws Bonnie and Clyde - have sold at an auction in the United States for more than half a million dollars.
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Hotel Transylvania tops US chart

Monday, October 1st 2012, 8:52
related countries: Canada Canada

The animated 3D film Hotel Transylvania sets a new high for a September debut at the US and Canadian box office, bringing in $43m (£26.6m), according to studio estimates.
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Europe win after record comeback

Monday, October 1st 2012, 8:18

Europe win eight of the 12 singles Ryder Cup matches to beat the USA 14½-13½ in Medinah, having been 10-4 down.
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US Ospreys move to Okinawa base

Monday, October 1st 2012, 5:18
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa, Osprey

The US begins the deployment of Osprey military aircraft to the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, amid protests over the move.
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Bonnie and Clyde guns fetch $0.5m

Monday, October 1st 2012, 1:17
related places: Clyde

Guns used by American gangsters Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were among a host of outlaws' memorabilia up for auction, fetching more than $500,000.
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Olazabal hails 'spirit of Seve'

Monday, October 1st 2012, 0:50

Europe captain Jose Maria Olazabal says the spirit of Seve Ballesteros helped his team to retain the Ryder Cup.
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Five things you need to know about the US election

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 23:10

Five things you need to know about US election
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VIDEO: Obama and Romney campaign in Ohio

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 21:30
related places: Republican, Ohio, Romney

With the US presidential election now just five weeks away, President Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney are criss-crossing the country, taking their message to voters in a handful of critical states.
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VIDEO: Afghan war: 2,000 US troops killled

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 18:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A checkpoint shooting in eastern Afghanistan has taken the US military's death toll in the war past 2,000.
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AUDIO: 'My dad chased Bonnie and Clyde'

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 16:16
related places: Bonnie

The guns used by American gangsters Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, who died in a hail of police bullets in 1934, are up for auction.
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Iran agency sorry for spoof story

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 16:08
related countries: Iran Iran

An Iranian news agency apologises after carrying a spoof story from a US satirical website claiming that President Ahmadinejad was popular among rural Americans.
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Ryder Cup 'not over' - Olazabal

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 7:39
related places: Olazabal

Captain Jose Maria Olazabal says his Europe side can overturn the United States' 10-6 lead to win the Ryder Cup.
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Network apology over TV suicide

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 7:55
related places: Arizona

US network Fox News apologises for showing live pictures of a man fatally shooting himself in the head after a high-speed chase in Arizona.
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Iran's MEK loses US terror tag

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 3:57
related countries: Iran Iran

The US has removed the dissident Iranian group Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK) from its terror blacklist, after years of intense lobbying.
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Obama blocks China wind farm plan

Friday, September 28th 2012, 19:47
related countries: China China
related places: Oregon

President Barack Obama has stopped a private Chinese firm from building wind turbines in the US state of Oregon, citing national security concerns.
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