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US panel approves assault guns ban

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 19:03
related places: Senate

A sharply split US Senate panel passes a bill to ban assault weapons, but the measure is viewed as unlikely to go much further in Congress.
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Hungary's Orban defies criticism

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 17:01
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary defies criticism in the EU and US of constitutional amendments, insisting they are democratic.
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Karzai talk 'put Nato lives at risk'

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 15:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US and Nato troops in Afghanistan face greater risks after an "inflammatory speech" by President Hamid Karzai, Nato's top commander warns.
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Veronica Mars film closer to reality

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 10:30

Fans of defunct American TV show Veronica Mars have raised $2m (£1.3m) to help bring the series about a young private investigator to the big screen.
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VIDEO: US golfer falls into sinkhole

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 2:49

Golfer Mark Mihal is recovering after a sinkhole opened up beneath him on the fairway at the 14th hole of an Illinois golf course.
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Argentina's Bergoglio elected Pope

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 2:07
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome, Pope

Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected as the Catholic Church's new Pope Francis, the first Latin American in the role.
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NY manhunt after four shot dead

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 21:46
related places: New York

New York state police launch a manhunt as four people are shot dead in two separate attacks at a car wash and barber shop.
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US footballers rape trial begins

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 20:50

Opening statements are made in the trial of two Ohio high-school footballers accused of raping a teenage girl in a case that has split a small town.
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US retail sales beat forecasts

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 14:53
related places: February

US consumers shrugged off higher taxes to boost retail spending by 1.1% in February, government figures show.
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Doubts over Israel's Iron Dome

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 14:40
related countries: Israel Israel

A leading US expert on missile defence raises serious doubts about the success rate of Israel's Iron Dome system during last year's Gaza conflict.
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Obama upbraids China on hack attacks

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 13:53
related countries: China China
related places: America

President Barack Obama says the US is engaging in "tough talk" with China about hacking attacks, although he plays down talk of a cyber war.
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Dreamliner battery redesign approved

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 10:02

US airline regulators approve plans to redesign the battery of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, but give no indication of when passenger flights can resume.
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Google hit by $7m Street View fine

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 18:13

Google has agreed to pay a record fine for collecting wi-fi data as part of its Street View service in the US.
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Mars rover sees key water indicator

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 17:19
related places: Mars

The US space agency reports that its Curiosity rover has identified clay minerals on Mars - an important indicator of water in the planet's past.
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Ryan unveils House Republican budget

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 17:00

House Republicans begin the latest round of US fiscal negotiations by unveiling a budget proposal that aims to cut through the social safety net.
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VIDEO: Alligator fitted with prosthetic tail

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 15:01

An alligator in the US who had his tail bitten off by another alligator eight years ago has been fitted with an artificial one.
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Morrissey cancels gig over pneumonia

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 11:05

Ex-Smiths singer Morrissey reschedules another US show as he suffers from double pneumonia following ongoing health problems.
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S Korea warns on armistice threat

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 9:10
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

South Korea says North Korea cannot scrap the armistice that ended the Korean War and calls on Pyongyang to tone down its rhetoric.
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US official in China hacking call

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 4:00
related countries: China China

The Chinese government should acknowledge and investigate cyber crime from China, US National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon says.
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US expels Venezuelan diplomats

Monday, March 11th 2013, 22:23
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

The United States sends back two Venezuelan diplomats following last week's expulsion of two US military attaches from Caracas.
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Cyrus Cylinder: How a Persian monarch inspired Jefferson

Monday, March 11th 2013, 21:05
related places: Jefferson

King who inspired US founding father Thomas Jefferson
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US town to vote on gun ownership

Monday, March 11th 2013, 17:42
related places: Maine

A small town in the US state of Maine is expected to hold a symbolic vote later that would require each household to own a gun.
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US troops killed in 'insider attack'

Monday, March 11th 2013, 14:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two US soldiers and a number of Afghan troops are shot dead in the latest "insider attack" by a member of the Afghan security forces.
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Oz conjures up magic numbers in US

Monday, March 11th 2013, 9:43
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Dorothy, Toto, Oz

Wizard of Oz prequel Oz the Great and Powerful did not need Dorothy and Toto to conjure up magic numbers at the US and Canadian box office this weekend.
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Rihanna cancels second date of tour

Monday, March 11th 2013, 9:08
related places: Boston

The singer is suffering with laryngitis and is forced to cancel her Boston concert, the second date in her American tour.
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Dead lawyer trial in Russia delayed

Monday, March 11th 2013, 8:55
related countries: Russia Russia

The trial of the dead Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky is delayed, amid criticism from the United States and European Parliament.
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Drills begin amid Korea tensions

Monday, March 11th 2013, 5:41
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

The US and South Korea begin annual military exercises amid high tensions with North Korea in the wake of a UN sanctions vote.
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Karzai rebuke for US and Taliban

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 20:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai issues a stinging rebuke to the US and Taliban, saying both are guilty of sowing fears for post-2014 Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: Karzai rebuke for US and Taliban

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 18:38

President Hamid Karzai has issued a stinging rebuke to the US and the Taliban, saying they are both guilty of sowing fears for post-2014 Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: US winter storm sends homes into sea

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 8:57
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean

Two houses tumbled into the Atlantic Ocean off Massachusetts, and other homes were badly damaged, as a winter storm hit the coast.
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VIDEO: How can US impact Mid East economy?

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 11:13

Simon Atkinson reports on John Kerry's tour of the Middle East on his first trip as US Secretary of State, and the likely economic impact on the region of US policies.
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VIDEO: Iraqi Kurdistan's economic revival

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 11:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi Kurdistan has flourished economically in the decade since the US-led invasion, but even before that, it had been enjoying a large degree of autonomy.
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Funeral for US Civil War sailors

Friday, March 8th 2013, 23:10

The remains of two sailors who perished aboard US Civil War gunboat USS Monitor are buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full honours.
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US state to allow armed teachers

Friday, March 8th 2013, 21:26

The US state of South Dakota enacts a law allowing school districts to arm teachers, with backers saying it will prevent mass shootings in schools.
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VIDEO: Sharks force US beach closures

Friday, March 8th 2013, 19:03
related places: Florida

Beaches in Florida have been closed as a huge school of sharks swam close to the shore during their annual migration.
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US labour market shows strong rise

Friday, March 8th 2013, 15:43
related places: February

The US economy added 236,000 jobs in February, while the jobless rate eased to 7.7%, lifting hopes for a sustainable recovery.
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US court bails Pakistan bomb suspect

Friday, March 8th 2013, 10:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

US authorities grant bail to a man accused of helping suicide bombers who killed 30 people in a 2009 Pakistan attack.
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US arrests Bin Laden 'spokesman'

Friday, March 8th 2013, 9:51
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: Laden

A man described as a spokesman for Osama Bin Laden has been arrested in Jordan and will appear in a New York court on Friday, the US confirms.
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Report details Boeing battery fire

Friday, March 8th 2013, 4:29

A detailed description of a battery fire on board a Boeing 787 Dreamliner is released by a US regulator, but no cause is specified.
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US banks 'could survive a downturn'

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 22:51

US banks have enough capital to withstand a severe economic downturn, the Federal Reserve says, as 17 out of 18 banks pass its annual stress tests.
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Senate confirms Brennan as CIA head

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 21:36
related places: Brennan

The US Senate confirms President Barack Obama's nomination of John Brennan as the new CIA director after a senator's 13-hour speech delayed a vote.
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US trade deficit widens in January

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 18:32

The gap between the value of US imports and exports widened in January, while the number of initial claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, official figures show.
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Arkansas adopts strict abortion ban

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 16:53
related places: Arkansas

The state of Arkansas enacts the strictest anti-abortion law in the US, defying the governor's warning it would draw the state into litigation.
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Drone filibuster delays CIA head nod

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 7:35

A conservative US senator delays the nomination of a new CIA chief over questions about the possible use of drones against Americans.
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US 'cannibal plot' case to conclude

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 3:20

A jury is set to hear closing arguments in the case of a New York City policeman's alleged plot to kill his wife and cannibalise women.
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Obama dines with Republican senators

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 2:24
related places: Republican, White House

US President Barack Obama invites a group of Republican senators for dinner to advance stalled budget negotiations, the White House says.
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Photojournalism and the Presidency

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 0:32

Photos of the past and opinions about the American future
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Chavez and the era of anti-US bogeymen

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 0:09

Is the era of the 'anti-American' bogeyman at an end?
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VIDEO: Audubon: An American woodsman

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 23:07
related places: Audubon

Audubon’s ignoble beginnings and indelible legacy
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Holder urges Senate action on guns

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 21:29
related places: Senate

US Attorney General Eric Holder urges senators to require background checks on all gun buyers in the US and to enact other gun control measures.
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US Iraq rebuilding 'achieved little'

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 20:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US rebuilding effort in Iraq achieved little despite $60bn (£40bn) spent since the 2003 invasion and at least $8bn wasted, a US auditor says.
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US cardinals cancel press briefing

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 17:46
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

US cardinals in Rome cancel a popular daily press briefing as the conclave approaches after stories about the confidential process appear in the media.
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Mid-Atlantic US braces for snow fall

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 14:58

US government offices are closed as the East Coast braces for a blizzard that dumped heavy snow on Midwestern states in recent days.
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VIDEO: Mass snowball fight amid US snowstorm

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 12:16

A snowstorm that has dumped up to 12in (30cm) on parts the US Midwest, causing 1,100 cancelled flights
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Snowstorm hits US Midwest states

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 3:17
related places: Atlantic

A snowstorm dumps up to 12 inches (30cm) on parts of the US Midwest, cancelling 1,100 flights, before heading to mid-Atlantic states.
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VIDEO: US seeks 'toughest' N Korea sanctions

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 21:45
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

The US has tabled a UN resolution - agreed with China - for sanctions that would target North Korea's diplomats and cash transfers.
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Small knives 'allowed on US planes'

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 21:19

The US transport safety authority says it will allow some small knives aboard US flights for the first time since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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Senate panel backs Brennan for CIA

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 20:53
related places: White House

The US Senate panel approves President Obama's nomination of John Brennan to be CIA chief after reviewing White House memos on drones.
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US seeks 'tough' N Korea sanctions

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 17:58
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

The US has tabled a UN resolution - agreed with China - for sanctions that would target North Korea's diplomats and cash transfers.
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VIDEO: Sinkhole revealed as house demolished

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 16:55

Demolition crews in the US have removed a house to reveal a sinkhole which opened last week, killing a man in his sleep.
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Czech court acquits US rock star

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 13:46
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Prague

Randy Blythe, frontman of US metal band Lamb of God, is acquitted by a Czech court of causing the death of a fan at a concert in Prague in 2010.
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US fugitive jailed for £1.2m theft

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 13:39

A man who spent almost 20 years on the run in the US is jailed for five years for stealing a security van containing £1.2m in Suffolk.
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China and US 'reach N Korea deal'

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 13:12
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

The US and China reach a tentative deal on a new sanctions resolution to punish North Korea for its nuclear test, UN diplomats say.
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VIDEO: US crash parents funeral held

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 11:13
related places: Brooklyn, Sunday

Members of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn have attended the funeral of the couple killed in a car crash on Sunday.
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Bacon crime drama gets second season

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 10:59
related places: Fox

TV drama The Following, starring Kevin Bacon, has generated enough of its own following to earn a second season, US network Fox confirms.
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Bank sees profits rise despite fine

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 8:57
related countries: Iran Iran

Standard Chartered bank increases profits despite being hit by a $667m (£440m) fine in the US for breaking sanctions on Iran.
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US award for Delhi rape victim

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 5:31
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

The US announces that an Indian woman who was gang-raped and murdered in Delhi last year is to receive its International Women of Courage Award.
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US marching band charges upgraded

Monday, March 4th 2013, 23:38

Twelve former members of Florida A&M's university marching band are charged with manslaughter over the death of drum major Robert Champion.
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US veteran who captured Tojo dies

Monday, March 4th 2013, 21:51
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tojo

The US soldier who arrested Japanese Prime Minister Gen Hideki Tojo to face trial for war crimes at the end of World War II dies aged 93.
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'Hate speech' plagues US university

Monday, March 4th 2013, 19:53

A historically progressive US university suspends classes in response to a series of apparent hate speech incidents on campus.
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VIDEO: Baby with HIV 'cured' in US

Monday, March 4th 2013, 18:56

A baby girl in the US born with HIV appears to have been cured after very early treatment with standard drug therapy, doctors say.
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Obama nominates cabinet officials

Monday, March 4th 2013, 16:51
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama nominates new heads for the energy department, the Environmental Protection Agency and the White House budget office.
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US plans small-ship drone launches

Monday, March 4th 2013, 13:17

The US military is planning to use fleets of small ships as platforms for unmanned aircraft to land and take off.
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Jack the Giant Slayer tops US chart

Monday, March 4th 2013, 11:14
related places: Jack

Jack the Giant Slayer, 2013's first big-budget action movie, tops the North American film box office with takings of just $28m.
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Van Cliburn memorial held in Texas

Monday, March 4th 2013, 10:26
related places: Texas

Former US President George W Bush was one of 1,400 at a memorial service for the classical pianist Van Cliburn, who performed for every president since Harry Truman.
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Singapore seeks FBI help over death

Monday, March 4th 2013, 10:19
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Police in Singapore ask the FBI to assist with an inquiry into the death of an American engineer in the city-state.
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Woman kicker injured in NFL trial

Monday, March 4th 2013, 9:48

American football pioneer Lauren Silberman manages only two kicks before pulling out of her NFL trial because of injury.
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HIV baby 'cured' by treatment

Monday, March 4th 2013, 9:44

US doctors say they seem to have cured a baby born with HIV - the virus that causes Aids - through very early treatment with standard drug therapy.
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The Miracles co-founder Rogers dies

Monday, March 4th 2013, 9:05
related places: Rogers

Bobby Rogers, a founding member of the Motown group, The Miracles, who also collaborated on songs with Smokey Robinson, dies in the US aged 73.
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Ad derides watered-down Bud claims

Monday, March 4th 2013, 7:26
related places: Bud

Anheuser-Busch runs adverts in 10 US newspapers, seeking to defend its reputation against claims that it is watering down Budweiser and other beers.
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Narendra Modi's US speech cancelled

Monday, March 4th 2013, 4:02
related countries: India India

A planned speech at a top US business school by the controversial chief minister of India's Gujarat state, Narendra Modi, is cancelled after protests by teachers and students.
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US pledges $450m in Egypt assistance

Monday, March 4th 2013, 0:12
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

US Secretary of State John Kerry pledges a boost for Egypt's faltering economy as violence over a football riot trial rocks Port Said.
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Timberlake's Mirrors hits number one

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 22:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US singer Justin Timberlake tops the UK singles chart with Mirrors while Emeli Sande stays at number one on the album chart.
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Florida sinkhole home demolished

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 20:46
related places: Crews, Florida

Crews have partially demolished the home of a man presumed dead after he was swallowed up by a sinkhole in Florida and expect to finish the work on Monday.
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VIDEO: Rodman: N Korea 'don't want to do war'

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 19:46

Kim Jong-un wants US President Barack Obama to call him, and doesn't want war, according to former basketball star Dennis Rodman.
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Dame Kiri to star in Downton episode

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 15:37

Opera star Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is to star in an episode of ITV's hit series Downton Abbey, while veteran US star Shirley MacLaine is to return to the cast.
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Las Vegas Sands violated bribery law

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 12:10
related places: Casino

Casino operator Las Vegas Sands says that it probably violated a US law that prohibits bribing foreign officials.
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EU 'growth boost from US trade deal'

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 11:19

Europe's most senior trade official says that a free-trade agreement between the US and European Union would boost its growth by as much as 1%, leading to many more jobs.
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VIDEO: US sinkhole victim search called off

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 2:08
related places: Florida, Rescue

Rescue teams in Florida have called off their efforts to recover the body of a man swallowed by a huge sinkhole under his home.
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US sinkhole victim search called off

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 23:44
related places: Florida, Rescue

Rescue teams in Florida call off efforts to recover the body of a man swallowed by a sinkhole under his home, and say the house will be destroyed.
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Hackers breach Evernote security

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 18:34

US-based online information storage firm Evernote asks all its 50 million users worldwide to reset their passwords following a security breach by hackers.
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Egypt must rebuild economy - Kerry

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 18:20
related countries: Egypt Egypt

US Secretary of State John Kerry says it is "paramount" for Egypt's battered economy to "get back on its feet" during talks in Cairo.
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Row over Amazon 'rape' T-shirt

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 14:58
related places: Amazon

Internet retailer Amazon is continuing to list clothes from a US firm despite a row over a T-shirt with the slogan "keep calm and rape a lot".
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Man says ex-girlfriend 'stole sperm'

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 13:28
related places: Louisiana

US media reports a Louisiana man sues a clinic accusing his ex-girlfriend of stealing his sperm and using it to get pregnant.
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Russia 'concern' at US death ruling

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 12:10
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Texas

Russia's foreign ministry expresses concern after the Texas authorities rule the death of adopted three-year-old Max Shatto was an accident.
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McIlroy walks off course in US

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 11:30

Rory McIlroy walks off the course citing wisdom tooth pain after just eight holes of his second round at the Honda Classic.
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Russian-US boy's death 'accidental'

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 9:58
related countries: Russia Russia

Authorities in the US state of Texas rule the death of an adopted three-year-old Russian boy was accidental, but a Russian official questions the findings.
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Obama signs budget cuts into effect

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 6:57

US President Barack Obama signs into effect a wave of steep spending cuts after political leaders fail to reach a deal to avert them.
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VIDEO: Obama signs budget cuts into effect

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 6:52

US President Barack Obama has signed into effect a wave of steep spending cuts which he has warned could damage the US economy.
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VIDEO: Gun parts made on 3D printer

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 6:02

As the gun debate around automatic rifles continues in the United States, one company has decided to combat possible legislation by designing a gun that can be made at home.
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