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United States: news

FBI quizzed over Boston suspect

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 8:25
related places: Boston, Congress

The FBI is questioned by Congress over whether it mishandled information about Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011.
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US 'child porn' teacher charged

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 23:29
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

Former school teacher Eric Toth is charged with production and possession of child pornography after his arrest in Nicaragua and deportation to the US.
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US news agency's Twitter feed hacked

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 22:44
related places: White House

The Associated Press news agency says its Twitter account has been hacked, after a bogus post about explosions at the White House.
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Leoz quits Fifa executive committee

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 18:42

South American football chief Nicolas Leoz resigns from Fifa's powerful executive committee on "health and personal" grounds.
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US manufacturing worst in six months

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 14:21

The US manufacturing sector grew at its slowest pace in six months during April, a survey suggests.
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Culture fears over EU-US trade deal

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 11:43
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

The EU Commission tries to reassure France that European cinema and other arts will not be undermined by an EU free trade deal with the US.
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Barbra Streisand receives film award

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 7:45
related places: Lincoln Center

US singer Barbra Streisand is honoured for her six decade-spanning film career with the 40th annual Chaplin Award from the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
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US knives-on-planes policy delayed

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 0:41

The US transport safety authority delays a proposal to allow some small pocket knives aboard US flights for the first time since the 9/11 attacks.
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Five killed in shooting near Seattle

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 22:38
related places: Seattle

A man killed his girlfriend and three other men before police shot him at an apartment complex south of the US city of Seattle, police say.
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US 'child porn' teacher arrested

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 20:49
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

A former school teacher accused of producing child pornography is arrested in Nicaragua after a year on the FBI's top 10 most wanted list, police say.
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Boston Marathon suspect charged

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 20:46

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is charged in hospital with using a weapon of mass destruction.
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US awaits 'Boston bomber' charges

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 15:43
related places: Boston

US prosecutors prepare charges against the surviving Boston Marathon bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who remains in hospital.
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US in major arms deal with Israel

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 12:01
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Jerusalem

The United States is to equip Israel with a range of advanced missiles and fighter jets, new defence chief Chuck Hagel has said on a visit to Jerusalem.
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Cruise sci-fi Oblivion tops US chart

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 9:55

The latest science-fiction thriller starring Tom Cruise Oblivion tops the US box office in its opening week with $38.2m (£29.3m).
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Half of Guantanamo on hunger strike

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 9:46

Eighty-four of the 166 prisoners at the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay are now on hunger strike, the US military says.
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VIDEO: Antares rocket makes test flight

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 8:58
related places: Virginia

A new rocket which could be used to service the International Space Station has blasted off successfully from a facility in the US state of Virginia.
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Actress Reese Witherspoon 'arrested'

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 6:44
related places: Hollywood

Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon is arrested for disorderly conduct after police stopped her husband on suspicion of drink driving, US media report.
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VIDEO: Does Israel's Iron Dome actually work?

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 5:03

The United States has just announced that is its planning to bring its investment in the Iron Dome anti-missile defence system to several hundred million dollars in the coming years.
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UK to woo Latin American students

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 0:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK ministers travel to Latin American to try to attract potential students to come and study in British universities.
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Antares rocket makes test flight

Sunday, April 21st 2013, 22:05

A new rocket launches from the US eastern seaboard to prove its readiness to help service the International Space Station (ISS).
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US waits to question 'Boston bomber'

Sunday, April 21st 2013, 14:19
related places: Boston

A top US interrogation group waits to question Boston Marathon bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is "serious but stable" in hospital.
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US tycoon unveils China scholar fund

Sunday, April 21st 2013, 8:53
related countries: China China

US private-equity magnate Stephen Schwarzman launches a $300m scholarship fund that aims to send hundreds of students to study in China.
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CBS Twitter accounts are hacked

Sunday, April 21st 2013, 6:55
related countries: Syria Syria

Twitter accounts for news programmes by US broadcaster CBS are hacked by a group proclaiming support for the Syrian government.
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US steps up aid to Syria opposition

Sunday, April 21st 2013, 3:51
related countries: Syria Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry steps up US aid to Syria's rebels and tells a Friends of Syria meeting there must be a peaceful transition in the country.
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Snowboarders die in Colorado pass

Sunday, April 21st 2013, 3:11
related places: Colorado

An avalanche in the US state of Colorado kills five back-country snowboarders with a sixth surviving, according to officials.
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Iraq in first vote since US pullout

Saturday, April 20th 2013, 19:07

Iraqis have voted in their first election since the departure of US troops in late 2011, amid an upsurge in violence across the country.
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VIDEO: 'Americans refuse to be terrorised'

Saturday, April 20th 2013, 16:00

President Obama has praised the character of the United States in his weekly address, following the arrest of a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.
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Boston marathon 'bomber' captured

Saturday, April 20th 2013, 12:29
related places: Boston, Watertown

The teenage suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is in custody after being found bleeding and hiding in a boat in a homeowner's backyard.
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VIDEO: Sectarian tension high as Iraq polls open

Saturday, April 20th 2013, 8:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq

People in Iraq have begun voting in the country's first elections since the departure of US troops more than a year ago.
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Boston bomb suspect still at large

Friday, April 19th 2013, 23:19
related places: Boston, Monday

The teenage suspect in the Boston Marathon bomb attacks remains at large, police say, but gunshots have been heard in a suburb of the city.
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Texas explosion deaths rise to 14

Friday, April 19th 2013, 21:53
related places: Texas

At least 14 people are confirmed dead after a blast at a fertiliser plant in the US state of Texas, as rescue crews recover two more bodies.
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VIDEO: Texas blast death toll rises to 14

Friday, April 19th 2013, 21:41
related places: Texas

14 bodies have been recovered near a fertiliser plant where a huge explosion took place on Wednesday in Texas.
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US approves Dreamliner battery fix

Friday, April 19th 2013, 20:31

US regulators approve a revamped battery design for Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, paving the way for flights to resume, after problems grounded planes for months.
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Cispa cyber bill passed by US House

Friday, April 19th 2013, 10:06

The US House of Representatives has passed the controversial Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act.
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Search for survivors of Texas blast

Friday, April 19th 2013, 9:56
related places: Texas

Emergency services search for survivors after a deadly blast at a fertiliser plant in the US state of Texas, with firefighters among the missing.
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VIDEO: Three years on from BP oil disaster

Friday, April 19th 2013, 9:28
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Three years ago BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico killing 11 workers and causing the worst environmental disaster in US history.
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Big police operation in Boston area

Friday, April 19th 2013, 8:02
related places: Boston, Cambridge

A major police operation is under way in the Boston area following the killing of a police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
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Google and Microsoft profits rise

Friday, April 19th 2013, 7:41

US technology giants Google and Microsoft, which compete in software and search engines, both report rising profits.
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Irish nanny remanded over murder

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 21:32
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Boston

An Irish nanny in Boston is charged with violently assaulting a baby who later died, US authorities said.
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Obama vows justice for Boston attack

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 21:21
related places: Boston, Monday

US President Barack Obama tells mourners that the Boston marathon bombers will face justice, as footage of two potential suspects is identified.
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US ex-lawyer on triple murder charge

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 20:03
related places: Texas

A former Texas justice of the peace is charged with the murder of two prosecutors and a spouse, a day after his wife implicated him in the killings.
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Muslim Americans await the bomber's ID

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 18:18

US Islamic community hopes bomber is not Muslim
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Elvis impersonator on ricin charge

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 18:07

An Elvis impersonator from Mississippi is charged with sending a letter containing suspected ricin to US President Barack Obama.
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Iraq polls: Testing the waters

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 17:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Challenges for Iraq of first local polls since US withdrawal
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Biffy Clyro cancel US tour dates

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 17:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Biffy Clyro's lead singer, Simon Neil has been rushed back to the UK after suffering respiratory problems while on tour.
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US 'ricin' letter suspect arrested

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 14:47

A man is arrested in Mississippi after letters containing suspected ricin were sent to US President Barack Obama and a US senator.
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Deadly Texas blast 'like tornado'

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 14:26
related places: Texas, Waco, Many

Between five and 15 people are thought to have been killed and scores hurt by a huge explosion at a fertiliser plant in Texas.
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Obama attacks gun law opponents

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 14:01
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama attacks senators who blocked a bipartisan plan to support expanded background checks on firearms.
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VIDEO: USS Freedom arrives in Singapore

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 13:13
related countries: Singapore Singapore

A US Navy ship has arrived in Singapore as part of US plans to increase its military presence in the region.
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North Korea lists terms for talks

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 9:15
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

North Korea says it is ready to talk if UN sanctions against it are withdrawn and if the US and South Korea put an end to joint military drills.
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US refuses to recognise Maduro

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 9:06
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Washington, President

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington is not yet ready to recognise the election victory of Venezuela's President-elect Nicolas Maduro.
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Boston 'bombs suspect' seen on film

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 6:33
related places: Boston, Monday

Images of a potential suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings have been found on surveillance camera footage, officials say.
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USS Freedom arrives in Singapore

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 3:29
related countries: Singapore Singapore

A navy ship arrives in Singapore as part of US plans to increase its military presence in the region.
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Fed says US economy slightly better

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 19:48

The US central bank slightly upgrades its view of the US economy, saying it expanded at a "moderate pace" in recent months.
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'Ricin' letter sent to Barack Obama

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 18:31

A letter addressed to President Obama apparently containing ricin is intercepted, and linked to a similar tainted letter sent to a US senator.
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US team's battery 'breakthrough'

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 18:23

Researchers believe they have found a way to radically shrink the size of batteries while offering the same amount of power and faster recharges than at present.
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US rejects Nigeria torture case

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 16:58
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Shell

US courts cannot rule on lawsuits about human rights abuses abroad, the US Supreme Court rules, rejecting a case against Shell oil firm in Nigeria.
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First US printed book up for auction

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 16:46
related places: America, New York

The first book printed in America is expected to fetch up to $30m (£20m) when it goes under the hammer in New York later this year.
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US and Morocco in W Sahara spat

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 16:36
related countries: Morocco Morocco, Western Sahara Western Sahara

The US is redeploying forces that were due to take part in joint military exercises in Morocco amid a disagreement over Western Sahara.
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Pressure cooker clues to Boston bomb

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 15:48
related places: Boston

FBI images show a backpack and fragments of a pressure cooker which may be linked to the deadly attack on the Boston Marathon.
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More join Guantanamo hunger strike

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 15:17

Seven more prisoners have joined a hunger strike at the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, bringing the total number to 52, the US military says.
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Tesco's exit from US to cost £1.2bn

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 9:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tesco's annual profits fall for the first time in almost 20 years as the UK's biggest supermarket confirms it is pulling out of the US.
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Star Wars actor LeParmentier dies

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 8:57

Richard LeParmentier, the US character actor known to millions as one of Darth Vader's first victims in Star Wars, has died aged 66, his family announces.
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Lead threat grows for rare US birds

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 7:25

One of the rarest US birds is under a growing threat from ingesting lead fragments.
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Iran struck by major earthquake

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 3:08
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran is hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake, the most powerful for more than 50 years, with tremors felt across Pakistan, India and the Middle East.
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'Ricin' in letter to US senator

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 2:12

A letter with a Memphis postmark sent to US Republican senator Roger Wicker tests positive for the poison ricin, the Senate majority leader says.
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Computer chaos for American Airlines

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 1:18

American Airlines grounds all flights across the US for several hours due to a fault with its computerised reservation system.
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Obama condemns 'act of terrorism'

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 21:22
related places: Boston

US President Barack Obama says the Boston marathon bombings were a "terrorist act" but that the motive and culprits are not yet known.
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VIDEO: Obama says Boston bombings 'cowardly'

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 16:18
related places: Boston

US President Obama has described the Boston bombings as "an act of terror" and vowed to find "whoever harmed our citizens".
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Terror suspect's extradition opposed

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 11:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The European Court of Human Rights rules a terrorism suspect should not be extradited from the UK to the US due to his mental health problems.
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London Marathon to review security

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 11:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Security, Sunday

Security for Sunday's London Marathon will be reviewed after the fatal blasts at Boston's race, but the event will go ahead, officials insist.
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Asia markets dip after Boston blasts

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 9:05
related places: Boston

Asian markets decline in early trading after two explosions at the Boston Marathon in the US killed three people and injured dozens more.
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Obama to meet South Korean leader

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 8:32
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Washington, May

US President Barack Obama will meet South Korean President Park Geun-hye in Washington in May amid high tension on the peninsula.
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Gold price falls to two-year low

Monday, April 15th 2013, 20:48
related countries: China China
related places: Gold

Gold falls to its lowest level in two years, as wider commodity prices and US shares also decline following disappointing Chinese economic data.
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US court hears gene patents case

Monday, April 15th 2013, 20:13

The US Supreme Court hears arguments questioning whether the human genome can be claimed as intellectual property.
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Early hints of dark matter at US lab

Monday, April 15th 2013, 20:08

Researchers at the American Physical Society meeting report three tentative clues in the long-running hunt for dark matter.
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VIDEO: Scientists 'grow' kidney

Monday, April 15th 2013, 19:50

A kidney "grown" in the laboratory has been transplanted into animals where it started to produce urine, US scientists say.
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US nuns criticised in Vatican report

Monday, April 15th 2013, 16:51
related places: Vatican

Pope Francis approves a report accusing the leadership of the largest group of US nuns of "radical feminism" and failing to obey church teaching.
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Police get Price interviews access

Monday, April 15th 2013, 14:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Price, Ira

Transcripts of interviews carried out with an IRA woman can now be handed over to the police in Northern Ireland following a US Supreme Court decision.
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Dish makes $25.5bn bid for Sprint

Monday, April 15th 2013, 13:35

US satellite television company Dish Network makes a $25.5bn bid for mobile phone firm Sprint Nextel, which has already received an offer from Softbank.
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Baseball film 42 tops US Box office

Monday, April 15th 2013, 9:18

Baseball biopic 42 hits a home run at the US Box office earning $27.3m (£17.8m) in its opening weekend.
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VIDEO: US teen sends bikes to India's poorest kids

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 23:52
related countries: India India

The American schoolboy bringing bikes to India's poorest children
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Scott wins Masters in play-off

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 23:43
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Masters

Adam Scott collects the first major of his career after beating Angel Cabrera at the second play-off hole at the Masters.
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Scientists make 'lab-grown' kidney

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 23:29

A kidney "grown" in the laboratory has been transplanted into animals where it started to produce urine, US scientists say.
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Mork and Mindy star dies at 87

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 14:21
related places: California

US comedian and actor Jonathan Winters - best known for his role in 80s sitcom Mork and Mindy - dies in California aged 87.
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Kerry urges N Korea to join dialogue

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 14:02
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea

US Secretary of State John Kerry, visiting Japan, calls on North Korea to engage in "responsible dialogue" to end rising regional tensions.
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Kerry hails Chinese N Korea pledge

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 6:09
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

US Secretary of State John Kerry says China is "very serious" about a pledge to help resolve tensions over North Korea's nuclear programme.
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China and US make North Korea pledge

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 16:11
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing

China and the US will work together to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear programme, the US secretary of state and China's top diplomat say.
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Sandy Hook mother in Obama address

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 15:55
related places: Sandy Hook

The mother of a victim of last year's Sandy Hook shootings replaces Barack Obama to deliver the weekly US presidential radio address.
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VIDEO: Kerry urges China over N Korea

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 11:56
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in China, where he says he will urge Beijing to use its influence to dissuade North Korea from its nuclear ambitions.
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Russia retaliates for US blacklist

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 11:42
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow, Friday

Moscow issues a list of 18 US officials barred from Russia, as it denounces as blackmail a similar list published by the US Treasury on Friday.
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More Thatcher funeral guests named

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 2:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Downing Street release the names of more guests who will attend Lady Thatcher's funeral, including US politician Newt Gingrich and former Australian Prime Minister John Howard.
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New US-Canada bridge to be built

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 1:20
related places: Detroit, Windsor

A new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario will be built despite opposition from the owner of a span already linking the cities, officials say.
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VIDEO: 'North Korea rhetoric unacceptable'

Friday, April 12th 2013, 21:54
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US Secretary of State John Kerry has described hostile rhetoric from North Korea as "unacceptable."
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Neruda remains to be tested in US

Friday, April 12th 2013, 21:01
related countries: Chile Chile

The family of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda agrees to send his remains to a laboratory in the US for toxicology tests.
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Court ruling goes against RBS

Friday, April 12th 2013, 20:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Royal Bank of Scotland loses in the latest round of a potentially expensive court battle against a US financial firm.
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US publishes Russian sanction list

Friday, April 12th 2013, 19:24
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: America

The US publishes a blacklist of 18 Russian officials suspected of human rights abuses, against the wishes of Moscow.
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Obama's pay and tax declined in 2012

Friday, April 12th 2013, 19:08

US President Barack Obama made $608,611 in 2012, down more than 20% from the year before as sales of his books slow, his tax returns show.
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US in new N Korea missile warning

Friday, April 12th 2013, 17:27
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

US Secretary of State John Kerry, who is visiting Seoul, says it would be a "huge mistake" for North Korea to launch another missile.
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US chides Azerbaijan over crackdown

Friday, April 12th 2013, 17:11
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
related places: Western

The US government criticises Azerbaijan for acting against a Western-funded pro-democracy project called the Free Thought University.
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