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We have started to collect the most important news related to United States in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Foes now friends: US pilot and the Serb who shot him down

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 0:55

US stealth pilot befriends the Serb who shot him down
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US soldier in court over massacre

Monday, November 5th 2012, 22:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Preliminary hearings begin for US soldier Sgt Robert Bales who is accused of killing 16 civilians, including nine children, in Afghanistan.
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Murray opens Finals bid with win

Monday, November 5th 2012, 21:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Andy Murray battles his way to an edgy opening win against Tomas Berdych at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Morning business round-up

Monday, November 5th 2012, 12:03
related places: Asia

Our daily morning business round-up looks at the main stories in Europe and Asia, including HSBC setting aside an extra $800m to cover potential US fines.
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VIDEO: India's version of the 'American Dream'

Monday, November 5th 2012, 11:30
related countries: India India

America's Silicon Valley has always been a hub for some of the brightest and best Indian immigrants to start businesse, now, in a reversal, more people from the US are moving to the sub-continent with their ideas.
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HSBC earmarks more for US fines

Monday, November 5th 2012, 11:00

HSBC bank puts aside a further $800m to cover potential money laundering fines in the US as it announces a fall in quarterly profits.
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TLC plan first album for 10 years

Monday, November 5th 2012, 10:42

The surviving members of US R&B group TLC confirm plans for a new album, a decade after the death of bandmate Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.
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Wreck-It Ralph tops US box office

Monday, November 5th 2012, 10:24
related places: Disney

Disney's animated film Wreck-It Ralph scores a phenomenal weekend at the US box office with $49.1m (£30.7m) in ticket sales.
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VIDEO: Fighter pilot embraces former foe

Monday, November 5th 2012, 9:10
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Belgrade

A remarkable friendship has developed between a US stealth fighter pilot and the man who shot him down during Nato air strikes over Belgrade.
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US-Japan military drills begin

Monday, November 5th 2012, 8:43
related countries: China China, Japan Japan

The US and Japan begin joint military exercises, amid simmering tensions with China over disputed islands in the East China Sea.
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Can the 'American Dream' be reversed in India?

Monday, November 5th 2012, 5:44
related countries: India India

Why are American entrepreneurs leaving Silicon Valley for India?
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VIDEO: Volunteers help NY Sandy victims

Monday, November 5th 2012, 5:09
related places: Sandy

The pain of superstorm Sandy is still being felt in the eastern United States, with officials saying tens of thousands of people could soon need rehousing because of an expected cold spell.
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Heartbeat 'could power pacemaker'

Monday, November 5th 2012, 4:02

A device which could harness energy from a beating heart can produce enough electricity to keep a pacemaker running, according to US researchers.
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Hyundai and Kia dip on fuel error

Monday, November 5th 2012, 3:57

Hyundai and Kia Motors shares dip as they say they will compensate US consumers after admitting to overstating fuel efficiency of some vehicles.
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Child dies in US zoo wild dog pen

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 22:22
related places: Pittsburgh

A small child dies after falling into an enclosure of African wild dogs, or African painted dogs, at a zoo in the US city of Pittsburgh.
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US rivals deadlocked in last push

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 19:06

US presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are in the thick of the final two days of campaigning with the outcome still in the balance.
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Apple paid only 2% tax outside US

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 14:08

Apple is the latest multinational to come under scrutiny for the amount of corporation tax it pays, following Starbucks, Facebook and Google.
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VIDEO: US rivals deadlocked in last push

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 9:59

The US presidential candidates are heading into the final two days of campaigning with the outcome still too close to call.
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US mercy-dash helicopter crashes

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 7:01
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Atlanta

A police helicopter searching for a missing child crashes in Atlanta, killing both officers on board, US officials in the state of Georgia say.
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US rivals battle for swing states

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 4:52

US presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney address large crowds as they criss-cross key battleground states ahead of Tuesday's election.
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Clinton condemns Black killing

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 14:46
related places: Black

The murder of prison officer David Black was an outrageous and cowardly act, United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says.
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From BBC vaults: Five moments from US elections past

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 2:43

Five fascinating snapshots of past US elections
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US 'using web to subvert Cubans'

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 1:30
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba accuses the US of helping Cuban dissidents access the internet as part of a campaign to undermine the communist government.
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VIDEO: Mapping US ethnicity

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 0:25

The past and future of US immigration patterns
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How the GI influx shaped Britain's view of Americans

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 0:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

How the WWII GI influx shaped British view of US
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Oil prices fall on strong dollar

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 23:35
related places: Sandy

Oil prices fall after the dollar strengthens and the US government allows foreign tankers to deliver supplies in the wake of super storm Sandy.
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VIDEO: Anger grows over Sandy response

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 22:57
related places: Sandy

Millions of people are still without power and transport remains badly affected in some areas after superstorm Sandy struck the US east coast on Monday.
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VIDEO: Obama and Romney in final campaign slog

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 22:40
related places: Romney

US Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have embarked on a final frenzy of campaigning, in an effort to take advantage of the last weekend before the general election.
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US election race reaches endgame

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 21:35

US presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney launch a last-gasp dash to win undecided voters, four days before the general election.
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US economy adds 171,000 new jobs

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 20:34

The US economy created more jobs than expected in October, in the last litmus test of recovery before Tuesday's presidential election.
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Lower oil price knocks Chevron

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 20:30
related places: Chevron

US oil giant Chevron reports a drop in profits between July and September due to lower oil prices and falling production.
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Wada accepts Armstrong evidence

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 18:45
related places: Armstrong

World Anti-Doping Agency accept Usada's report that American cyclist Lance Armstrong was guilty of doping.
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Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 15:51
related places: Sandy

Anger rises as fuel shortages and difficulties in reconnecting power hamper efforts to restore normality to US areas badly hit by Storm Sandy.
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Huge fine for sharing pornography

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 10:33

A US man is hit with a $1.5m fine for sharing gay porn movies over BitTorrent - believed to be a record payout in a file-sharing case.
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Britney US libel case thrown out

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 10:02

A judge rules there's not enough evidence for singer's former manager to sue the singer and her family.
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US Secret Service man 'suicide'

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 9:43

A US Secret Service agent assigned to President Obama's detail has committed suicide amid claims he failed to disclose a relationship, sources say.
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Protest over Okinawa 'assault'

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 8:44
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

Japan protests to the US following an assault in Okinawa allegedly involving a member of the US military.
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US storm Sandy toll close to 100

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 7:08
related places: Sandy

The death toll in the US from storm Sandy rises above 90, as East Coast residents struggle with continued flooding, blackouts and fuel shortages.
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Customer growth boosts Starbucks

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 4:17

US coffee giant Starbucks says an increase in customers going to its outlets boosted revenue in the fourth quarter by 6%.
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US rivals tussle over 'change'

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 3:42
related places: Republican

Five days from the US election, President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney are fighting to claim the mantle of change.
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VIDEO: Tappin changes plea to guilty

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 3:06
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British businessman accused of plotting to sell anti-aircraft missile parts to Iran has pleaded guilty in a US court.
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Sandy death toll keeps climbing

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 1:45
related places: Sandy

The US death toll from Sandy tops 90 as swathes of the East Coast battle to recover, three days after being battered by the massive storm.
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US man jailed for Pentagon plot

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 1:07

A US court hands a 17-year sentence to a man accused of plotting to attack the Pentagon and the US Capitol with explosives-laden model aircraft.
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VIDEO: US candidates fight to the finish

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 23:15
related places: Sandy

President Barack Obama has resumed his election campaign, which he had suspended because of the devastation caused by superstorm Sandy.
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US consumer confidence on the up

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 21:11

US consumer confidence jumps to an almost five-year high, according to a closely-watched survey, largely due to improvements in the US jobs market.
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Tappin pleads guilty over weapons

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 20:41
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A retired London businessman extradited to the United States pleads guilty to selling weapons parts to Iran.
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US campaign restarts after Sandy

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 17:43

President Obama resumes the election campaign suspended over the devastating Storm Sandy, as New York restarts a partial subway service.
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Will US succeed in reshaping Syria opposition?

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 15:52
related countries: Syria Syria

Will US succeed in reshaping 'ineffective' Syrian opposition?
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Shooting rocks US Halloween party

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 12:13
related places: California

At least four people have been wounded in a shooting outside a Halloween party at a university in the US state of California.
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Smugglers' car stuck on US fence

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 11:38
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Suspected Mexican drug smugglers who used ramps to try to drive over a US border fence are forced to abandon the plan after their car gets stuck.
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Barclays faces $470m energy fine

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 8:12
related places: California

Barclays is threatened with fines of $470m (£291m) by US regulators to settle accusations it sought to manipulate the California energy markets from 2006-2008.
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VIDEO: Fact v fiction on the campaign trail

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 7:19
related places: Christian, Republican

As the US prepares to take to the polls, Talking Movies reports on a film in which an actress posing as a real conservative Christian voter hits the Republican primary campaign trail to meet the candidates.
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VIDEO: US prepares for resumed campaign

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 5:52
related places: Republican

President Obama will hold a series of election rallies later as he resumes campaigning. The Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, will also be on the campaign trail.
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10 US election oddities explained

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 0:17

10 lesser-spotted things about the US election
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US exchanges open for business

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 21:41
related places: Sandy, New York

The stock markets in New York reopen after their longest closure since 9/11 due to the superstorm Sandy.
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Obama visits storm disaster zone

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 21:16
related places: Sandy

US President Barack Obama tours the state of New Jersey, to survey the devastation two days after the massive storm, Sandy, made landfall nearby.
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US warning over Syrian extremism

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 20:40
related countries: Syria Syria

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges the Syrian opposition to reject extremism and says the rebel leadership must be more inclusive.
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Querrey shocks Djokovic in Paris

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 16:58
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Novak Djokovic collapses to a three-set defeat by American Sam Querrey in the second round of the Paris Masters.
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Eastern US gets back on its feet

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 16:54
related places: Sandy

Businesses and services in the north-eastern US start re-opening, despite major damage and continuing disruption caused by storm Sandy.
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US man snatches $8.5m poker title

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 16:19

Professional US card player Greg Merson wins the World Series of Poker in a marathon match, going home $8.53m (£5.3m) richer.
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GM plans more cost cuts in Europe

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 15:46

US carmaker General Motors says it plans $500m in cost cuts at its troubled Europe unit as it reveals a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit.
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Court rules against US detainee

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 10:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK Supreme Court rules against a legal charity which argued a Pakistani national in US custody should be handed over to the UK.
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US counts cost as Sandy recedes

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 5:33
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Sandy

At least 40 people have been killed, millions are without power and transport across the north-eastern US has been severely disrupted as storm Sandy heads north for Canada.
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VIDEO: 'There are rollercoasters in the water'

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 4:46
related places: New York, Seaside Heights

A massive clean up is under way from what may be, according to New York's mayor, the worst storm the north-east coast of the US has ever seen. Jody Herrington from the charity Operation Blessing said that at Seaside Heights in New Jersey there were r
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VIDEO: Katrina mayor: What America has learned

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 3:31
related places: America, Sandy

The day after super-storm Sandy hit the US east coast, the region is dealing with the aftermath: flooding, fires and major power outages.
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VIDEO: Strict US voting laws affect millions

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 0:58

Will millions of Americans be denied the vote?
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How Alistair Cooke brought two nations together

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 0:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

How Alistair Cooke brought Britain and the US together
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Guilty plea in US agent's murder

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 23:48
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A Mexican man pleads guilty to killing US border agent Brian Terry in a shoot-out linked to the botched US gun-smuggling operation dubbed Fast and Furious..
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Storm blows US campaign off track

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 22:47
related places: Ohio, Romney

President Obama halts campaigning for a third day to focus on storm relief, while Mitt Romney holds a storm-relief event in the key state of Ohio.
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VIDEO: New York major disaster declared

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 18:55
related places: Sandy

US President Barack Obama has declared a "major disaster" in New York state after storm Sandy smashed into the US East Coast, causing flooding and cutting power to millions.
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Sandy damage estimated at $20bn

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 17:12

Businesses on the US East Coast continue to be disrupted by storm Sandy, with total damage estimated at between $10bn and $20bn (£6bn-£12bn).
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New York major disaster declared

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 17:00
related places: Sandy, New York

President Obama declares a "major disaster" in New York state after "super-storm" Sandy triggers devastating floods and cuts power to millions on the US East Coast.
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Europe losses curb Ford profits

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 13:00
related places: Ford

Ford and Fiat report higher third quarter profits driven by strong North America sales, while problems in the eurozone continue to hit sales there.
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Storm Sandy batters US East Coast

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 9:53

New York is hit by severe flooding as cyclone Sandy hits the eastern US, causing storm surges, power cuts and leaving at least 13 people dead.
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Storm Sandy cancels flights to US

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 9:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Passengers flying to the US from the UK continue to have their journeys disrupted as a result of the cyclone sweeping through the area.
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VIDEO: Hollywood 'gaining ground' in China

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 1:48
related countries: China China
related places: America, Hollywood

For decades, America has been able to extend its "soft power" beyond its shores through Hollywood movies. According to the BBC's John Sudworth, those American movies are still proving a big hit with Chinese audiences.
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Hurricane to close markets again

Monday, October 29th 2012, 23:17

Hurricane Sandy has severely disrupted financial dealings in the US and is set to close stock exchanges for a second day.
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US braces for storm's landfall

Monday, October 29th 2012, 23:08

Post-tropical cyclone Sandy is bearing down on the US East Coast, closing financial markets, paralysing transport and forcing mass evacuations.
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VIDEO: Sandy halts US election campaigns

Monday, October 29th 2012, 22:54

The arrival of Hurricane Sandy is disrupting the final stages of campaigning for the US presidential election.
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Hurricane disrupts UK passengers

Monday, October 29th 2012, 21:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Thousands of passengers face disruption with the cancellation of flights between Britain and the east coast of the US as Hurricane Sandy hits.
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VIDEO: US east coast prepares for Sandy

Monday, October 29th 2012, 16:41
related places: America, Sandy

Hurricane Sandy is bearing down on America's most densely populated region, with storm surges and flooding forecast up and down the East Coast.
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Green Day cancel plans until 2013

Monday, October 29th 2012, 14:43

The US band cancel all commitments until March 2013, as front man Billie Joe Armstrong continues to get help for substance abuse.
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HMS Bounty abandoned amid Sandy

Monday, October 29th 2012, 14:04
related places: Sandy

The US coastguard rescues 14 of at least 16 people forced to abandon the replica HMS Bounty off the coast of North Carolina amid Hurricane Sandy.
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Mali focus for Clinton in Algeria

Monday, October 29th 2012, 13:51
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Mali Mali
related places: Clinton

US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton visits Algeria to discuss the growing threat posed by militant Islamists in neighbouring Mali, US officials say.
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US states begin storm shutdown

Monday, October 29th 2012, 9:16

President Obama warns Americans to take Hurricane Sandy seriously, as the eastern seaboard starts to shut down ahead of a feared super-storm.
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Argo climbs to US chart summit

Monday, October 29th 2012, 9:10
related places: Argo

Ben Affleck's Argo claims the number one spot on the North American box office chart, three weeks after its release.
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Why stamina is key in the US election

Monday, October 29th 2012, 0:03

How much stamina does it take to win the US presidency?
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VIDEO: US braced as Sandy heads for coast

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 22:26
related places: America, Monday

Residents in states along the East Coast are braced for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, which is set to intensify as it merges with a wintry storm from the western US.
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Storm threat to key US poll week

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 14:40

Hurricane Sandy becomes a political storm as it swirls towards the US, forcing presidential candidates to adjust or cancel events.
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Singer Natina Reed killed by car

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 10:52
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Natina Reed, a member of the US R&B trio Blaque who played a cheerleader in the 2000 film Bring It On, has died in Georgia, police confirm.
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US East Coast braced for storm

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 21:11

People in the US East Coast are urged to prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, a fierce storm that has killed nearly 60 people across the Caribbean.
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VIDEO: Nanny 'prime suspect' in US killings

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 19:49

New York City police are hoping to interview a nanny after two children were discovered stabbed to death in a luxury apartment on Thursday evening.
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Indonesia makes 11 terror arrests

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 18:43
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta, Western

Police in Indonesia arrest 11 people suspected of planning terror attacks against several Western targets, including the US embassy in Jakarta.
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US 'quizzes Imran Khan on drones'

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 9:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was stopped by the US authorities for questioning on his views on US drone strikes, he says.
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'Frankenstorm' barrels towards US

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 8:17

Hurricane Sandy could merge with a winter storm to create what they have dubbed "Frankenstorm" as it bears down on the US, forecasters warn.
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VIDEO: Hezbollah accused of backing Assad

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 8:00
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria

The US has accused pro-Syrian groups in Lebanon - including Hezbollah - of providing training, advice, and logistical support to the Syrian military, raising fears that the conflict could spread beyond Syria's borders.
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VIDEO: Hurricane is dubbed 'Frankenstorm'

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 2:35

Hurricane Sandy could merge with a winter storm to create what has been dubbed "Frankenstorm" in the US, forecasters have warned.
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Romney promises US 'real change'

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 0:39

Mitt Romney promises "real change" against President Obama's "status quo", in a speech following better-than-expected US economic figures.
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What sitcoms say about America

Friday, October 26th 2012, 23:28
related places: America

What Family Guy tells us about American voters
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US Senator Harry Reid in crash

Friday, October 26th 2012, 22:51
related places: Las Vegas

US Senator Harry Reid is taken to hospital after being involved in a car crash on a highway through Las Vegas, the senator's office confirms.
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