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VIDEO: Murray 'relieved' after US Open win

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 4:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Andy Murray ends Britain's 76-year wait for a male Grand Slam singles champion with an epic victory over Novak Djokovic in the US Open final.
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Funding for 9/11 cancer victims

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 3:13

The US federal government adds about 50 types of cancer to the list of 9/11 World Trade Center-related illnesses to be covered by a healthcare programme.
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VIDEO: US hands Bagram prison to Afghans

Monday, September 10th 2012, 22:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Bagram

The US military has handed control of a controversial prison housing more than 3,000 Taliban fighters and terrorism suspects to the Afghan authorities.
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Obama beats Romney's August haul

Monday, September 10th 2012, 20:13
related places: Republican, August, Romney

US President Barack Obama and his Democratic Party raise more cash than their Republican challengers, bringing in $114m (£71m) in August.
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US hands Bagram prison to Afghans

Monday, September 10th 2012, 17:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Bagram

The US hands over control of the controversial Bagram prison, transferring more than 3,000 Taliban fighters and terror suspects to Afghan custody.
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US box office suffers 10-year low

Monday, September 10th 2012, 14:11

The North American box office suffers one of its worst weekends in more than a decade, taking $65 million (£41m), according to industry estimates.
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BP sells Gulf of Mexico assets

Monday, September 10th 2012, 13:52
related countries: Mexico Mexico

BP is to sell a number of assets in the US Gulf of Mexico for $5.6bn (£3.5bn) to US company Plains Exploration and Production.
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Scrutiny for Paralympic TV deals

Monday, September 10th 2012, 11:33

The International Paralympic Committee says it will examine TV partners more carefully in future after US network NBC did not show any live action.
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Paralympic finale watched by 7.7m

Monday, September 10th 2012, 10:26

The International Paralympic Committee says it will examine TV partners more carefully in future after US network NBC failed to show any live action.
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US to sell $18bn of AIG shares

Monday, September 10th 2012, 8:56

The US government says it will sell a substantial portion of its remaining stake in AIG, making it a minority shareholder in the insurer.
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Bin Laden author interview aired

Monday, September 10th 2012, 7:23

The first interview is aired with a former US special forces member who wrote an unauthorised account of the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.
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VIDEO: US hands Bagram back to Afghans

Monday, September 10th 2012, 6:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Bagram

The US military is set to hand control of a controversial prison housing 3,000 Taliban fighters and terrorism suspects to the Afghan authorities.
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Serena battles to US Open title

Monday, September 10th 2012, 6:37
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Williams, Sunday

Serena Williams overcomes world number one Victoria Azarenka in three sets to win her fourth US Open and 16th Grand Slam title.
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Obama is given bear hug lift-off

Monday, September 10th 2012, 3:58
related places: Florida

Campaigning US President Barack Obama gets a voter lift he is looking for - as he is raised off the ground in a bear hug by a supporter in Florida.
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VIDEO: 'Obama bought 20 pizzas'

Monday, September 10th 2012, 3:25
related places: Florida

The owner of a pizza shop in Florida who surprised Barack Obama with a huge hug during a campaign tour said it was a great meeting, and that the US president bought 20 pizzas.
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VIDEO: How Cuba tries to stop flow of drugs

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 21:30
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Cuba has a long-established zero tolerance policy on drugs, and now Havana is helping US officials stop the flow of narcotics from South America.
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VIDEO: Syria resolution 'needs teeth'

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 18:10
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has dismissed a Russian proposal for a new UN Security Council resolution on Syria as pointless "without teeth".
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Murray to meet Djokovic in final

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 17:25
related places: New York

Defending champion Novak Djokovic beats David Ferrer in four sets and will face Andy Murray in Monday's US Open final.
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US warns Asia heads over disputes

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 17:09
related places: Asia

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges Asian countries not to let territorial disputes disrupt the world's most dynamic economic region.
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Syria resolution 'needs teeth'

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 7:59
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says a Russian plan for a UN Security Council resolution on Syria will be pointless without consequences.
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Lendl confident about Murray bid

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 7:29
related places: Murray

Coach Ivan Lendl thinks Andy Murray's previous Grand Slam disappointments can help him win the US Open final.
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Smart sharks pass on feeding tips

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 23:08

Sharks have the ability to learn from each other's behaviour, US scientists find.
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Murray through to US Open final

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 20:28

Andy Murray beats Tomas Berdych in four sets to reach Monday's US Open final, where he will play Novak Djokovic or David Ferrer.
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US woman snaps up $50 'Renoir'

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 13:22
related countries: France France
related places: Pierre

Experts say a painting bought for a few dollars at a US flea market may turn out to be a a work by French master Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
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US seeks better Russia trade ties

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 8:54
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Vladivostok

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the US administration wants to normalise trade relations with Russia this month, as she attends the Apec summit in Vladivostok.
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VIDEO: Cuba's key role in the war on drugs

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 6:53
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Cuba has a long-established zero tolerance policy on drugs, and now Havana is helping US officials stop the flow of narcotics from South America.
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Cuba's role in the war on drugs

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 6:41

How Cuba's war on drugs is winning praise from the US
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Mexican held over US agent murder

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 5:27
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican police say they have arrested a man accused of the killing of a US border agent in a botched US operation to track smuggled guns.
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VIDEO: Woman 'hits Renoir jackpot'

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 4:48
related places: Virginia

A woman in Virginia, US, may have hit the jackpot after discovering what is thought to be an original Renoir painting at a flea market for $50 (£31).
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VIDEO: Obama Romney clash over US economy

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 3:33
related places: Republican

President Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney have clashed over the US economy after the release of disappointing employment figures.
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US campaign opens with jobs row

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 0:52

US President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney take the debate over US unemployment to swing states, at the start of a two-month run-in to election day.
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Serena to meet Azarenka in final

Friday, September 7th 2012, 22:56
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Serena Williams beats Sara Errani 6-1 6-2 to reach her sixth US Open final, where she will play top seed Victoria Azarenka.
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Azarenka into first US Open final

Friday, September 7th 2012, 21:52
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Victoria Azarenka fights back from a set and a break down to beat Maria Sharapova and reach her maiden US Open final.
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VIDEO: Obama lays out election choice

Friday, September 7th 2012, 21:43

US President Barack Obama has accepted the nomination of the Democratic party, telling voters they face a generational choice in November's election.
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US to blacklist Haqqani network

Friday, September 7th 2012, 20:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Washington

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she intends to list the Pakistan-based militant Haqqani network as a terrorist organisation.
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Obama 'Hope' poster artist fined

Friday, September 7th 2012, 17:30
related places: Hope

Shepard Fairey, the US artist who created the "Hope" poster of Barack Obama, has been given two years probation and fined for concealing the origins of his image.
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Google opens data centre in Chile

Friday, September 7th 2012, 14:22
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Santiago

Search giant Google has decided to base its first Latin American data centre near the Chilean capital Santiago.
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Obama: US faces stark poll choice

Friday, September 7th 2012, 14:16
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama formally kicks off his re-election bid, with a convention speech telling American voters they face the "choice of a generation".
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US job growth misses expectations

Friday, September 7th 2012, 13:54
related places: August

The US economy created a lower-than-expected 96,000 jobs in August, official figures show, while the jobless rate fell to 8.1%.
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AUDIO: US man's struggle to get pregnant

Friday, September 7th 2012, 11:45
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Following gender reassignment surgery, American man Thomas Beatie gave birth to a girl. He tells Victoria Derbyshire about the difficulties he faced getting pregnant.
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ECB bond plan strengthens euro

Friday, September 7th 2012, 11:16

The euro reaches a two-month high against the US dollar as the European Central Bank's bond-buying plans continue to please the markets.
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Failures blamed for Helmand death

Friday, September 7th 2012, 11:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier was killed in a US friendly fire attack in Afghanistan due to "cumulative failures", a coroner rules.
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Botnet 'controller' jailed in US

Friday, September 7th 2012, 10:15

A US hacker, who sold access to thousands of hijacked home computers, is jailed for 30 months.
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Songwriter Joe South dies aged 72

Friday, September 7th 2012, 9:55
related places: Rose Garden

Joe South, who wrote hits including Games People Play and I Never Promised You A Rose Garden, dies following a heart attack in the US.
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Cowell attacks Voice scheduling

Friday, September 7th 2012, 8:58

The music mogul reacts angrily to a 'mean-spirited' scheduling clash between the US version of The Voice and his US X Factor series.
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Djokovic into US Open semi-finals

Friday, September 7th 2012, 7:36

Defending champion Novak Djokovic moves into the US Open semi-finals with victory over Juan Martin del Potro.
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VIDEO: From Afghanistan to Eton Dorney

Friday, September 7th 2012, 6:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A former US marine has won a bronze medal at the Paralympics, just two years after he stepped on a landmine and lost both his legs in Afghanistan.
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US warns of new Sudanese conflict

Friday, September 7th 2012, 1:15
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan's refusal to accept a border proposal with South Sudan could spark an "outright conflict", a senior US diplomat warns.
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Ferrer through to US Open semis

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 23:03

David Ferrer clinches a remarkable victory over Janko Tipsarevic to reach his second US Open semi-final.
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Nasa rover 'sniffs' Martian air

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 19:33

The US space agency's Curiosity rover uses its big onboard laboratory to measure the composition of the Red Planet's atmosphere.
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Dr. Dre tops hip-hop 'rich list'

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 9:41

The US rap star tops a list of hip-hop's biggest earners to due to his audio company Beats Electronics.
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Clinton lays out case for Obama

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 9:18

Former US President Bill Clinton nominates Barack Obama for re-election, defending his economic record at the Democratic party convention.
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Hillary Clinton visits East Timor

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 6:59
related countries: East Timor East Timor

Hillary Clinton makes a landmark visit to East Timor following recent elections - the first US secretary of state to do so since its independence.
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VIDEO: Ex-bomb disarmer lives on in fear

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 4:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq

In his memoir The Long Walk, former US Air Force bomb disarmer Brian Castner describes the "nerve-racking yet strangely exhilarating" work in Iraq.
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Murray fights back to make semis

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 3:45
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Andy Murray fights back from a set and 5-1 down to overwhelm Croatia's Marin Cilic and reach the US Open semi-finals.
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Berdych stuns Federer in quarters

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 3:41

Roger Federer is knocked out of the US Open by Tomas Berdych, who will play Andy Murray in the last four on Saturday.
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Roddick career ends with defeat

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 2:05

Andy Roddick's career comes to a close with a four-set defeat by Juan Martin del Potro in the fourth round of the US Open.
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Sleep 'may predict Alzheimer's'

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 1:35

Problems sleeping may be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease if a study in mice also applies to people, US researchers say.
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Sharapova and Serena into semis

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 1:03

Former champions Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams win through to the last four of the US Open.
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Fifteen years holed up in an embassy

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 23:05

The cardinal who spent 15 years in a US embassy
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Libya spy boss 'fair trial' urged

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 21:54
related countries: Libya Libya, Mauritania Mauritania

The US and human rights groups urge Libya to give a fair trial to Col Muammar Gaddafi's ex-intelligence chief after he is deported by Mauritania.
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Strong earthquake hits Costa Rica

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 21:00
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica
related places: Pacific

A powerful earthquake of 7.6 magnitude rocks north-west Costa Rica, killing two people according to the Red Cross.
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US strip club seeks tax exemption

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 20:19
related places: New York

A New York state strip club says it should not have to pay tax under an exemption for "live dramatic or musical arts performances".
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Jump in US West Nile virus deaths

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 18:57

The death toll from US cases of West Nile virus, which has killed scores of people, rises by nearly a third in a week, according to health officials.
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VIDEO: US parties court the female vote

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 18:50

With just two months to go until the US presidential election, the First Lady, Michelle Obama, has been trying to woo female voters.
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Duncan died of 'natural causes'

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 12:27

Green Mile actor Michael Clarke Duncan died of natural causes following a heart attack he suffered in July, a US coroner confirms.
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Michelle praises Obama's values

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 10:28

US First Lady Michelle Obama addresses Democratic delegates at the party's convention, making the case for President Obama's re-election.
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BP accused of gross negligence

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 7:06

The US Justice Department accuses BP of "gross negligence and wilful misconduct" over the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
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Clinton meets Hu amid sea tension

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 6:10
related countries: China China, Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Beijing

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets Chinese leaders, amid rumbling regional tensions over the South China Sea.
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VIDEO: Michelle fires up Obama faithful

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 5:33
related places: Charlotte

US First Lady Michelle Obama has made an impassioned speech backing her husband, President Barack Obama, at the Democratic convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Ferrer wins as rain disrupts play

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 2:47

David Ferrer beats Richard Gasquet to reach the US Open quarter-finals on a rain-affected day nine at Flushing Meadows.
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VIDEO: Crucial days for Obama at convention

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 21:49

The US Democratic Party has begun its three-day convention in North Carolina, as it seeks to convince Americans that President Obama deserves a second term.
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Love names US Ryder Cup wildcards

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 20:48

US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III names Dustin Johnson, Jim Furyk, Brandt Snedeker and Steve Stricker as his four wildcard picks.
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Isaac 'ruined thousands of homes'

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 19:55
related places: Louisiana

Officials in the US state of Louisiana estimate that Hurricane Isaac damaged at least 13,000 homes after coming ashore on the US Gulf Coast last week.
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Azarenka defeats champion Stosur

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 19:27
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Top seed Victoria Azarenka beats defending champion Sam Stosur in three sets to reach the semi-finals of the US Open.
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US manufacturing sees weak growth

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 15:07
related places: August

US manufacturing growth remains sluggish in August amid weak exports and employment, according to two closely-watched surveys.
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VIDEO: US Democrats prepare for convention

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 8:27
related places: Charlotte

The Democratic Party's convention is due to open in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a keynote speech from First Lady Michelle Obama.
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One Direction agree on band name

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 8:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One Direction have reached an agreement with a US group, also called One Direction, that the UK boyband can keep using the name.
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US election polltracker

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 2:15

Keeping track of the Obama-Romney poll ratings
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Murray races into quarter-finals

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 1:42
related countries: Canada Canada

Britain's Andy Murray outclasses big-serving Milos Raonic of Canada in straight sets to reach the US Open quarter-finals.
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Colombia 'queen of cocaine' shot

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 1:08
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Griselda Blanco, a Colombian who had spent two decades in a US jail for drug trafficking and was known as the "queen of cocaine", is shot dead.
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Obama visits storm-hit Louisiana

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 23:52
related places: Louisiana

US President Obama visits Louisiana, where flooding persists and more than 100,000 people have no power, nearly a week after Hurricane Isaac.
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VIDEO: Green Mile star Duncan dies

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 22:41
related places: Duncan

The American Oscar-nominated actor Michael Clarke Duncan has died aged 54.
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Obama revs up swing state voters

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 20:55
related places: Charlotte, Ohio

US President Barack Obama appeals to voters in the swing state of Ohio on the eve of the Democratic party's gala in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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US man 'knifed sleeping children'

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 20:21

A man high on PCP-laced marijuana faces charges for stabbing two children, one fatally, in their beds in New Jersey, authorities say.
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Assange death penalty fear denied

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 16:41

Claims that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange could face the death penalty in the US are "without foundation", Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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Clinton urges Asean sea row unity

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 16:12
related countries: China China, Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Clinton

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges Asean nations and China to work together to resolve territorial disputes without "coercion or force".
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The Avengers hits $1.5bn globally

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 15:38
related places: Marvel

Marvel's The Avengers has passed the $1.5bn (£943m) milestone worldwide thanks to an extra push over the US Labour day holiday weekend.
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VIDEO: Fire forces US forest evacuation

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 15:24
related places: California

Thousands of people have been forced to evacuate a national park in California because of a wildfire.
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Peshawar suicide bomber kills two

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 12:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

Police say a bomber killed two people and himself when he hit a US consulate vehicle in Peshawar, Pakistan, but the US says no Americans died.
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Crowe gets lost on kayaking trip

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 10:46
related places: Long Island, New York, Oscar

Oscar winning actor Russell Crowe is rescued by the US coastguard after getting lost on a kayak trip on New York's Long Island.
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Djokovic easily beats Benneteau

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 0:03

Defending US Open champion Novak Djokovic reaches the fourth round, with victory too for Andy Roddick.
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A deserter's 28 years on the run

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 23:39

How a US Air Force deserter survived 28 years on the run
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Stosur ends Robson's US Open run

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 23:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Robson

Britain's Laura Robson is out of the US Open after losing 6-4 6-4 to defending champion Sam Stosur in the fourth round.
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Walk On By lyricist David dies

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 11:28

US songwriter Hal David, who wrote dozens of hit songs with collaborator Burt Bacharach, dies from complications stemming from a stroke aged 91.
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Afghan recruits training halted

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 10:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Training for new recruits into the Afghan local police is suspended while they are re-vetted for possible ties to the Taliban, US officials say.
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VIDEO: Songwriter Hal David dies at 91

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 8:57

US songwriter Hal David, who wrote dozens of hits with collaborator Burt Bacharach, has died at the age of 91.
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Weary Murray labours past Lopez

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 21:25
related places: Murray

Britain's Andy Murray struggles to a four-set victory over Feliciano Lopez of Spain to reach the last 16 of the US Open.
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Author Richard Bach crashes plane

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 20:57

The author of 1970s short story Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach, has crashed his small plane in the US, seriously injuring himself.
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Afghan suicide attacks kill 13

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 11:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A twin suicide bombing near a base of US-led forces in central Afghanistan kills at least nine civilians and four policemen, officials say.
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