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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

US readies cyber-attack forces

Friday, October 12th 2012, 10:38

The US is preparing military forces skilled at conducting operations via computer networks to counter imminent cyber-attacks, says US secretary of defense.
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Usada in Armstrong perjury claim

Friday, October 12th 2012, 10:18
related places: Armstrong

Lance Armstrong made "false and misleading" statements in a 2005 court case, according to a report by the US Anti-Doping Agency
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VIDEO: US warns of 'cyber Pearl Harbour'

Friday, October 12th 2012, 9:28
related places: New York

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has warned that the threat from cyber-attacks on US interests is growing, in a speech to business leaders in New York.
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US running mates in TV slugfest

Friday, October 12th 2012, 4:19
related places: White House

Sparks fly in a TV debate between the US vice-presidential candidates, as polls shows a tighter race less than a month before election day.
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US overturns Samsung phone ban

Friday, October 12th 2012, 2:41
related places: Apple

A US court overturns a ban on sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone, dealing a blow to Apple in the ongoing battle between the two rivals.
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How US Postal 'got away with doping'

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 23:53

A team-mate's account of how Lance Armstrong 'cheated'
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US warns of 'Afghan fraud' risks

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 21:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nato troops in Afghanistan have been exposed to greater risk of Taliban bomb attacks because of fraud, a US government agency alleges.
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US school's anti-Semitism apology

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 20:41

A US university apologises for years of anti-Semitism at its dental school going back decades, involving Jewish students being kicked out.
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Armstrong's ex-team-mates banned

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 20:05

Five of Lance Armstrong's former team-mates receive six-month doping bans from the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
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US-linked Yemeni killed in Sanaa

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 15:42
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

A Yemeni employee of the US embassy in the capital Sanaa is shot dead in an attack by masked men on a motorbike, officials say.
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Armstrong is a legend - Sky rider

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 15:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sky

Britain's Alex Dowsett believes Lance Armstrong is a "legend" but could not shake his hand in light of recent doping allegations.
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'US drone' kills 10 in Pakistan

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 15:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Ten suspected militants are killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan's north-western tribal region, Pakistani officials say.
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Ghana refuses Argentine ship bid

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 12:35
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Ghana Ghana

A Ghanaian court refuses to free an Argentine warship seized in a debt dispute involving the South American nation's creditors.
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VIDEO: Armstrong lawyer: It is a farce

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 10:56

Lance Armstrong's lawyer has described the United States Anti-Doping Agency process as "fundamentally unfair".
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BAE warns on US spending outlook

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 10:18
related places: Eads

Defence group BAE Systems warns of uncertainties in the US market, a day after ending EADS merger talks.
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Blazing Saddles' Mongo dies at 77

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 9:35
related places: Los Angeles

Alex Karras, the former American footballer-turned-actor, dies at his home in Los Angeles.
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VIDEO: Obama: 'I can make a better case'

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 9:24

US President Barack Obama has defended his performance in the first televised presidential debate of the 2012 election campaign.
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US hikes China solar cell tariffs

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 8:21
related countries: China China

The US is to impose sharply higher tariffs on solar cells imported from China, which it says will offset the subsidies China pays its manufacturers.
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Report damns 'cheating' Armstrong

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 6:32
related places: Armstrong

The United States Anti-Doping Agency says former cyclist Lance Armstrong was at the heart of the "most sophisticated doping programme the sport has ever seen".
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VIDEO: Armstrong doping 'most sophisticated'

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 3:31

Cycling legend Lance Armstrong's team ran "the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme the sport has ever seen" according to a report by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
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'Musical' mice learn new songs

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 0:56

US researchers say that mice may have the ability to learn songs based on the sounds they hear.
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Dead hero's mother rebukes Romney

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 0:01
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Romney

The mother of an American killed in last month's Libya consulate attack complains the Romney campaign is using her son's death for political purposes.
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US security in Libya 'was cut'

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 23:29
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Congress

Security in Libya was reduced before last month's attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, even as violence worsened, a congressional panel hears.
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Housing market 'lifts US economy'

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 20:17

The US economy has expanded "modestly" in the past six weeks thanks to a stronger housing market, a survey by the US Federal Reserve suggests.
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Regulators demand patent clarity

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 19:14

US and European trade officials say tech companies must clarify the patent license rules involving critical technologies.
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Race debate hits US Supreme Court

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 19:13

Affirmative action admissions policies at US universities are challenged by the US Supreme Court, just nine years after they were last upheld.
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One Direction in US chart record

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 16:28

The group make US chart history for the second time in 2012 after scoring the fastest-selling track by a non-US artist ever.
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Nato appoints supreme commander

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 13:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nato names US General John Allen as its new Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, leaving his role as head of Nato-led forces in Afghanistan.
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Cell signalling work scoops Nobel

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 9:53

Two US researchers whose work shed light on how cells sense their environment garner this year's Nobel prize for chemistry.
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Adele wins Song of the Year award

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 8:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Adele

Adele is honoured by the US music industry for the success of her hit Rolling In The Deep at a London ceremony.
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US drone kills five in Pakistan

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 7:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Five people are killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan - the first since a rally against drones by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan.
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Rihanna leads AMA nominations

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 6:12
related places: Ama

The nominations for the American Music Awards are headed by Rihanna and Nicki Minaj, with four nods each.
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US Protestants no longer majority

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 2:14

For the first time ever, the US no longer has a majority of Protestants as the number of people with no religious affiliation rises, a study finds.
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'No warning' of Libyan US attack

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 1:47
related countries: Libya Libya

US officials say they had no "actionable intelligence" about last month's attack on their consulate in Libya, on the eve of a congressional hearing.
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Chevron loses $19bn fine appeal

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 22:23
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: Chevron, Amazon

The US Supreme Court refuses to block an Ecuadorean court's ruling that oil firm Chevron pay billions in damages for pollution in the Amazon.
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US meningitis death toll hits 11

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 21:17

Eleven people have now been killed and 108 others sickened by an outbreak of fungal meningitis in 10 US states, say health officials.
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Abu Hamza denies US terror charge

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 18:37
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: New York

Radical Islamist cleric Abu Hamza pleads not guilty in New York to charges of setting up a terror training camp and abducting tourists in Yemen.
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Sandusky jailed for US sex abuse

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 15:24

Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky is sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing young boys over a decade.
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US terror suspect held in Yemen

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 15:24
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A US citizen suspected of having links to al-Qaeda has been arrested in the southern Yemeni province of Shabwa, officials tell the BBC.
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N Korea warns US on missile range

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 10:11
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

Two days after Seoul unveiled a US missile deal, North Korea says its missiles can hit the US mainland - despite previous rocket launch failures.
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Quantum pioneers win Nobel prize

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 9:52
related countries: France France

The 2012 Nobel physics prize goes to two scientists for controlling single particles to yield a picture of the world at the most fundamental level.
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Romney seeks foreign policy shift

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 9:44

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney calls for a "change of course" in the Middle East, criticising US President Obama on foreign policy.
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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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