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United States: news

Globes experiences audience boost

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 10:13
related places: Los Angeles, Sunday

Sunday's broadcast of the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles secured the event's biggest US audience in six years, it is reported.
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Top US judge breaks court silence

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 9:57

US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who has not asked a question in court since 2006, breaks his silence by uttering four words.
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S Africa miner to cut 14,000 jobs

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 8:15
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Anglo American Platinum says it will cease production at four mine shafts in the Rustenburg region of South Africa, which could lead to the loss of almost 14,000 jobs.
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JP Morgan must tighten risk rules

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 2:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US banking regulators order JP Morgan Chase to implement stricter risk controls, after it lost billions in bets made by a trader known as the London Whale.
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Lance Armstrong apology to staff

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 0:06

Lance Armstrong apologises to the staff at his Livestrong Foundation, amid reports that the US cyclist may admit doping in a TV interview.
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Obama takes stand on debt fight

Monday, January 14th 2013, 20:19

President Obama says the US is not "a deadbeat nation", as he warns Republicans not to play politics over the soon-to-expire federal borrowing limit.
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US boy murdered neo-Nazi father

Monday, January 14th 2013, 20:15
related places: California

A California boy who was 10 when he shot his neo-Nazi father dead at point-blank range as he slept is found criminally responsible for murder.
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George H W Bush leaves hospital

Monday, January 14th 2013, 19:46
related places: Houston, Texas

Former US President George H W Bush leaves hospital in Houston, Texas, two months after he was admitted for a bronchitis-related cough.
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Bin Laden film tops US box office

Monday, January 14th 2013, 9:22
related countries: Canada Canada

Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow's film about the 10-year hunt for Osama Bin Laden, was the top draw in the US and Canada this weekend, taking an estimated $24 million (£14.8m) in its first three days.
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Booming business at an Indiana gun show

Monday, January 14th 2013, 1:31
related places: Indiana

Mark Mardell sees US gun owners stocking up
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US shoots down Death Star project

Saturday, January 12th 2013, 10:04
related places: Star, White House

The White House rejects a petition calling for the building of a Death Star, a huge battle-station similar to that seen in the Star Wars films.
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Searching Lake Garda for WWII missing

Saturday, January 12th 2013, 0:41
related countries: Italy Italy

70-year search for US troops who drowned in Italy
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VIDEO: Dreamliner plane to be reviewed

Friday, January 11th 2013, 22:21

US regulators have ordered a review of the 787 Dreamliner plane after a series of incidents put a question mark over the safety of Boeing's flagship plane.
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Florida holds python hunt contest

Friday, January 11th 2013, 22:08
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: Florida

The US state of Florida is set to begin a competitive Burmese python hunt, in an attempt to rid the Everglades wetlands of the invasive species.
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US flu outbreak becomes epidemic

Friday, January 11th 2013, 21:45

Influenza has reached epidemic proportions in the US, say health officials, but the outbreak may be showing signs of having peaked.
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US to end Afghan combat role early

Friday, January 11th 2013, 21:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US troops in Afghanistan will end "most" combat operations and switch to a support role this spring, President Obama and his Afghan counterpart say.
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Obama and Karzai discuss endgame

Friday, January 11th 2013, 18:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: White House

President Barack Obama welcomes his Afghan counterpart, Hamid Karzai, to the White House to discuss the future role of the US in Afghanistan.
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Dreamliner plane review ordered

Friday, January 11th 2013, 15:32

US regulators order a review of the 787 Dreamliner after a series of incidents put a question mark over the safety of Boeing's flagship plane.
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November rise in US trade deficit

Friday, January 11th 2013, 14:02

The US trade deficit unexpectedly widened in November, driven by an increase in consumer goods imports.
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Last US-Russia adoptions cleared

Friday, January 11th 2013, 13:53
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Kremlin

Russian children whose adoptions have already been approved by a court will be able to join their new families in the United States, the Kremlin says.
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US author Connell dies aged 88

Friday, January 11th 2013, 11:59
related places: Connell

American author Evan S Connell, whose novels inspired the Paul Newman film Mr and Mrs Bridge, dies aged 88
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New US rare earth centre to be built

Friday, January 11th 2013, 11:32
related places: Energy

The US Department of Energy is giving $120m (£75m) to set up a new research centre charged with developing new methods of rare earths production.
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Apple's China sales 'to beat US'

Friday, January 11th 2013, 10:42
related countries: China China

Apple expects China to overtake the US as its biggest sales market, the company's chief executive tells China's state news agency.
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Ford to hire 2,200 extra US staff

Friday, January 11th 2013, 9:17
related places: Ford

Ford plans to hire 2,200 new staff in the US this year, in response to the continuing rise in American car sales.
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Britney Spears leaves US X Factor

Friday, January 11th 2013, 8:54

The singer will not resume her role on the judging panel on the next series of the talent show.
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VIDEO: Obama to hold talks with Karzai

Friday, January 11th 2013, 5:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Washington

The Afghan President Hamid Karzai will meet US President Barack Obama in Washington later for talks about a continued international military presence in the country.
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US teacher stops school shooting

Friday, January 11th 2013, 1:44
related places: Bakersfield, California

A teacher at a high school in California is praised by police for averting a serious shooting incident, by persuading a student to put down his gun.
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US Iranians send drugs to avert crisis

Friday, January 11th 2013, 1:02
related countries: Iran Iran

US Iranians send medicine to Iran to stave off growing shortage
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US and Indonesia in trade dispute

Friday, January 11th 2013, 1:02
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

The US files a complaint with the World Trade Organization against Indonesia's restrictions on imports of horticultural and animal products.
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Biden to make gun recommendations

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 22:47

US Vice-President Joe Biden says his task force on gun control will make its recommendations to President Barack Obama as early as Tuesday.
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American Express cuts 5,400 jobs

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 22:05

Credit card provider American Express announces plans to cut 5,400 jobs from its total workforce of 63,500 by the end of 2013.
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Afghan mission in 'last chapter'

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 20:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US and Afghanistan have reached the "last chapter" in an effort to make Afghanistan secure and sovereign, the US defence secretary says.
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Carmaker Ford doubles dividend

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 18:08
related places: Ford

US carmaker Ford doubles its quarterly dividend to 10 cents per share, citing a strong balance sheet, and sending its share price higher.
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Most of US hit by flu outbreak

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 15:22

The US grapples with a major flu outbreak, as 29 states report high levels of influenza-like illness, a US health agency says.
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RBS braced for hefty Libor fines

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 12:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Royal Bank of Scotland is in negotiations with UK and US regulators over fines to be paid for its Libor transgressions, the BBC has learned.
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EU 'makes UK more valuable to US'

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 12:14
related countries: Belgium Belgium, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Brussels

Nick Clegg says UK membership of the EU makes it more "valuable" to the US - but No 10 says the PM wants changes in Britain's relationship with Brussels.
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VIDEO: Seven injured in US crane collapse

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 10:04
related places: New York, Queens

Seven people have been injured in Queens, New York, following the collapse of a construction crane.
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Homeland directors up for DGA awards

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 10:02
related places: Homeland

The directors of hit US TV dramas Homeland and Mad Men are among those nominated for Directors Guild of America (DGA) television awards.
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Les Mis soundtrack tops US chart

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 9:47

The soundtrack to the movie version of stage musical Les Miserables is the best-selling album in the US, topping the Billboard 200 chart this week with 92,000 copies sold.
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N Korea urged to widen internet

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 6:42
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt urges North Korea to end its self-imposed isolation and allow its citizens to use the internet.
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Obama 'wants action' on gun crime

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 2:53
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama is "determined" to curb gun violence, Vice-President Joe Biden says, as high-profile White House talks on the issue begin.
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If used-car salesmen ran Congress

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 0:59
related places: Congress

Could used car salesmen make US Congress more loved?
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VIDEO: Piers Morgan: US gun lobby 'stupid'

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 23:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: More, America

More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the British TV host Piers Morgan to be deported after he criticised America's gun control laws.
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US concerns over UK vote on EU

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 22:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Obama administration publicly expresses concern about the impact of a UK referendum on its future relationship with the EU.
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Top US church to hold gay unions

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 22:17

The Washington National Cathedral, one of the top Episcopal churches in the US, will host same-sex weddings, a cathedral official says.
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Tappin jailed in US for arms deal

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 22:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Texas

Extradited British businessman Christopher Tappin is handed a 33-month prison sentence by a court in Texas after admitting selling weapon parts to Iran.
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Lew 'picked to lead US Treasury'

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 22:00

President Barack Obama is expected to name White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew to replace Timothy Geithner as US treasury secretary, US media report.
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AIG will not sue US government

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 21:58

Insurer AIG says it will not join a $25bn (£16bn) lawsuit against the US government, which alleges that the terms of its rescue deal were unfair.
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VIDEO: Clinton 'thrilled to be back'

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 19:47

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said she is "thrilled to be back" at work after spending a month recuperating from a series of ailments.
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VIDEO: Lincoln leads Bafta nominations

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 19:43
related places: Lewis, Lincoln

US civil war drama, Lincoln has led this year's Baftas with 10 nominations including best film and best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis.
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Beyonce for Obama inauguration

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 17:18

Pop stars Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Clarkson and folk veteran James Taylor will perform at Barack Obama's inauguration as he officially begins his second term as US president.
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Lance Armstrong to go on Oprah

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 16:52

US cycling star Lance Armstrong will be interviewed by talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, amid reports that he will publicly admit to doping.
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Lincoln leads Bafta nominations

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 14:28
related places: Argo

A film about US President Abraham Lincoln receives 10 Bafta nominations, including best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis but director Steven Spielberg is snubbed.
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Picasso 'vandal' hands himself in

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 12:03
related places: June

A man accused of vandalising a Picasso painting, an act caught last June on mobile phone video, surrenders to authorities at the US-Mexico border.
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US oil production 'to jump 25%'

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 11:50

US oil production will jump by a quarter by 2014 to its highest level in 26 years, figures suggest.
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Could America get a $1tn coin?

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 11:20

Could the US get a new $1tn coin?
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Wikileaks suspect's sentence cut

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 6:53

Alleged Wikileaks source Bradley Manning will have 112 days taken off any prison sentence if he is convicted, a US military judge rules.
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Briton awaits arms case sentence

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 3:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Texas

Retired British businessman Christopher Tappin, who pleaded guilty to arms dealing in a US court, will be sentenced later in Texas.
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US firm pays out over Abu Ghraib

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 2:57

A US defence firm settles with former inmates of Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison for $5m (£3m), after a subsidiary is accused of conspiring to torture prisoners.
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VIDEO: Would more guns save more American lives?

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 1:52

The US gun owners who say weapons save lives
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Diet drinks 'linked' to depression

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 1:23

Experts question whether diet drinks might increase depression risk after a large US study finds a link.
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VIDEO: Is US trillion dollar coin 'nuts'?

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 0:05

A campaign is gathering pace on the American left to mint a single platinum coin and assign it a face value of a thousand billion dollars as a way of resolving the impending row over the US debt ceiling.
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Alcoa expects brighter year ahead

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 23:46
related places: Alcoa

US aluminium giant Alcoa posts fourth quarter profit in line with estimates and expresses cautious optimism that demand will continue to grow in 2013.
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US mulling Afghan 'zero option'

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 23:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The White House says it is possible that no US troops will remain in Afghanistan past 2014, as President Hamid Karzai arrives for talks.
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Batman suspect 'set booby traps'

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 22:24
related places: Colorado

Police found booby traps in the flat of the man accused of a cinema massacre in Colorado, a US court hears.
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2012 'hottest US year' on record

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 21:30

The US sweltered under its hottest year on record in 2012, breaking the previous high temperature record by a full 1F (0.6C).
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Giffords in gun control campaign

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 19:31

Former US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a gun shot to the head, launches a campaign against gun violence.
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VIDEO: 'Enough': Giffords on Newtown deaths

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 19:11
related places: Newtown

A former US congresswoman who survived a gunshot wound to the head during a mass shooting has launched a campaign against gun violence
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Venezuela democracy 'under threat'

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 16:20

In a letter to the Organisation of American States, Venezuela's opposition warns about a threat to democracy if President Hugo Chavez is not sworn in on Thursday.
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Virgin Atlantic unveils new boss

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 15:13

Virgin Atlantic announces that American Airlines executive Craig Kreeger will be its next chief executive.
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US 'main source of EU card fraud'

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 13:06

Data breaches in the US account for most of the credit card fraud affecting the EU, a new police report says.
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US Benghazi raid suspect 'freed'

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 12:12
related countries: Libya Libya, Tunisia Tunisia

The sole suspect held over the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has been freed in Tunisia due to lack of evidence, his lawyer says.
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Sears Holdings to get new boss

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 11:52
related places: Sears, February

US retail giant Sears says chief executive Louis D'Ambrosio will step down in February because of family health issues.
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VIDEO: Seven die in Peru helicopter crash

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 11:32
related countries: Peru Peru

A helicopter carrying seven people crashes in a village in Peru, killing five US citizens and two Peruvians.
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Man admits to $100m piracy scam

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 10:41
related countries: China China

A Chinese man pleads guilty to selling hundreds of pirated US business software worth more than $100m (£62m).
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Anglo American names next boss

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 9:40

Mining group Anglo American announces that Mark Cutifani, the current boss of AngloGold Ashanti, will be its next chief executive.
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US drone 'kills seven' in Pakistan

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 9:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

US drones kill at least seven militants in a Pakistani tribal area near the Afghan border, officials say.
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'Cyanide killed' US lottery winner

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 3:52
related places: Chicago

A Chicago lottery winner who died before cashing his winner's cheque was murdered, police say, after officials found he was killed by cyanide poisoning.
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Obama nominations under scrutiny

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 1:30
related places: White House, Brennan

President Obama names Chuck Hagel to head the Pentagon and terrorism adviser John Brennan to lead the CIA, but Republicans question the nominations.
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Banks in $8.5bn foreclosure payout

Monday, January 7th 2013, 21:51
related places: America

Ten big US banks, including Bank of America and Citigroup, agree to pay $8.5bn (£5.2bn) to settle a review of home foreclosures by regulators.
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Aurora massacre suspect 'relaxed'

Monday, January 7th 2013, 21:36
related places: Colorado

The man suspected of killing 12 people at a cinema in the US state of Colorado displayed no "normal emotional reactions" when arrested, a court hears.
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Wambach named top female player

Monday, January 7th 2013, 20:48

USA striker Abby Wambach wins the Fifa women's world player of the year, while Pia Sundhage is coach of the year.
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Hillary Clinton returns to work

Monday, January 7th 2013, 19:36

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton receives a surprise gift as she returns to work after spending a month recuperating from a series of ailments.
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US bank to pay $11.6bn settlement

Monday, January 7th 2013, 18:30
related places: America

Bank of America agrees to pay US government mortgage agency Fannie Mae a total of $11.6bn to settle claims over home loans.
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Google head, official in N Korea

Monday, January 7th 2013, 18:15
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Former governor Bill Richardson and Google chairman Eric Schmidt are in North Korea on a visit described as unhelpful by the US government.
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EDL leader jailed over USA trip

Monday, January 7th 2013, 13:22

The leader of the English Defence League is jailed for 10 months for using someone else's passport to travel to the USA.
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VIDEO: Nato missiles sent to Syria border

Monday, January 7th 2013, 12:11
related countries: Germany Germany, Netherlands Netherlands, Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey
related places: Patriot

A Dutch convoy of Patriot missiles is travelling to the Turkish Syrian border to join German and US deployments, after a number of rockets from Syria hit targets inside Turkey.
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US critics reward Haneke's Amour

Monday, January 7th 2013, 8:34

The National Society of Film Critics names Michael Haneke's film Amour as the best picture of 2012.
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The Hobbit chased off by Chainsaw

Monday, January 7th 2013, 7:57

Horror film Texas Chainsaw 3D unexpectedly tops the US Box Office, toppling The Hobbit from number one.
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US condemns Assad 'puppet' speech

Monday, January 7th 2013, 5:38
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: West

A speech by Syria's Bashar al-Assad denouncing opponents as "puppets of the West" is dismissed by the US, which calls it "detached from reality".
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Bolivia alleges US Morales 'plot'

Monday, January 7th 2013, 2:54
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

A senior Bolivian minister alleges there is proof that the US embassy has been actively working against President Evo Morales.
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Beatles US tour photos for sale

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 12:47

Unpublished colour photographs of The Beatles during their first tour of the US are to be auctioned.
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US drone 'kills eight' in Pakistan

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 11:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

A US drone attack kills at least eight suspected militants in a Pakistan north-western tribal area near the Afghan border, officials say.
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VIDEO: US student held over school 'bomb plot'

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 8:05

A 17-year-old US high school student has been arrested on suspicion of plotting to bomb his classmates.
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Four dead in Colorado shooting

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 21:55
related places: Aurora, Colorado

Four people, including a gunman, are found dead following a shooting incident and stand-off with police in Aurora, in the US state of Colorado.
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VIDEO: Bullet-proof vests for US children

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 9:10
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A firm in Colombia which makes bullet-proof vests is now creating body armour for children.
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US rape loophole prompts uproar

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 3:24
related places: California

California lawmakers vow to close a loophole that allowed a man's rape conviction to be overturned because his victim was not married.
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US senator admits drink-driving

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 3:16
related places: Idaho

Mormon US Senator Michael Crapo of Idaho pleads guilty to drink-driving and has his driver's licence suspended for a year.
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US firms in cultural pitch for Chinese tourist dollars

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 1:59
related countries: China China

US businesses in cultural pitch for Chinese tourist dollars
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Can genetically modified mosquitoes prevent disease in the US?

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 0:45

Can GM bugs halt disease spread in the US?
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