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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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United States: news

Breaking Bad enjoys record ratings

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 9:40

The final episode of Breaking Bad sees the gritty drug drama draw its biggest audience to date, with 10.3 million viewers tuning in to US cable channel AMC.
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Dollar falls after US shutdown

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 9:21

The dollar falls against a range of currencies, driven by fears that a partial shutdown of the US government will hit the country's economy.
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VIDEO: Public reaction to US shutdown

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 8:17

Members of the public talk about their annoyance that a deal was not agreed instead of the partial shutdown of the US government.
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Obama: Shutdown 'entirely avoidable'

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 1:41

President Barack Obama says a potential US government shutdown is "entirely avoidable" as only a few hours remain to avert it.
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US generals retire over Taliban raid

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 1:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The head of the US Marine Corps orders two generals to retire over their failure to defend Camp Bastion in Afghanistan from a Taliban attack in 2012.
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Wells Fargo to pay Freddie Mac $869m

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 1:20

Wells Fargo, the largest US mortgage lender, agrees a settlement with Freddie Mac to resolve claims over faulty loans it sold to the firm.
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Venezuela expels three US diplomats

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 0:22
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela gives three US diplomats 48 hours to leave the country, after accusing them of plotting to sabotage the country's economy.
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US Senate rejects House budget bill

Monday, September 30th 2013, 20:18
related places: Washington

The Democratic-controlled US Senate rejects a budget bill passed by the Republican-led House, with just hours to go to avert a US government shutdown.
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US to sue state over voting access

Monday, September 30th 2013, 16:51

The US justice department says it will sue the state of North Carolina in an attempt to block a series of new restrictions on voting.
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Hillary Clinton film is cancelled

Monday, September 30th 2013, 15:34

A documentary on US politician Hillary Clinton is cancelled after the director says there is too much political pressure for it to go ahead.
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Critics praise Breaking Bad finale

Monday, September 30th 2013, 15:24

Critically-acclaimed TV series Breaking Bad goes out on a high note as the series finale airs in the US.
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Iran-US 'rapprochement' challenges Israel's Netanyahu

Monday, September 30th 2013, 14:22
related countries: Israel Israel

Why US-Iran 'rapprochement' is cause for concern for Israel
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Art show closed after health scare

Monday, September 30th 2013, 13:35
related places: Pittsburgh

An art installation in Pittsburgh in the US temporarily closes after three visitors report seizure-like symptoms.
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VIDEO: Jet crashes into US airport hangar

Monday, September 30th 2013, 13:13
related places: California

A small jet has crashed into a storage hangar at Santa Monica Municipal Airport in southern California.
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Kercher murder retrial open in Italy

Monday, September 30th 2013, 11:47
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The retrial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito over the 2007 murder of Briton Meredith Kercher opens in Italy, with the suspects not expected to attend.
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Nasa plans 3D printer space launch

Monday, September 30th 2013, 10:01

US space agency Nasa announces it will launch a 3D printer into space next year to test the feasibility of making spare parts in zero-gravity.
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Meatballs movie tops US box office

Monday, September 30th 2013, 8:36
related places: Cloudy

Animated sequel Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 debuts at number one on the North American box office chart.
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Asia shares dip as US shutdown looms

Monday, September 30th 2013, 8:24

Asian markets fall on fears that the US may be heading for a shutdown of government services amid the continuing political stalemate.
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Hagel in S Korea for military talks

Monday, September 30th 2013, 5:19
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel is in South Korea for talks, with the eventual transfer of military control to Seoul expected to be a key issue.
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VIDEO: US federal services face shutdown

Monday, September 30th 2013, 3:33

The US government faces a looming deadline to avert a shutdown of federal services amid political divisions over President Obama's healthcare law.
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Jesse Jackson continues Farc mission

Monday, September 30th 2013, 1:59
related countries: Colombia Colombia

US civil rights activist Rev Jesse Jackson says he will go to Colombia to seek the release of a Farc hostage despite official rejection of his mediation.
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VIDEO: American who did meet Iran's president

Monday, September 30th 2013, 0:12
related countries: Iran Iran

The American who did meet Iran's new president
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Updated Falcon rocket blasts off

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 21:59
related places: California

The US SpaceX company successfully launches a new version of its Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
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Kings of Leon ride high in chart

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 18:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Leon

US rockers Kings Of Leon top the UK chart with their sixth album, Mechanical Bull.
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Israel PM counters Iran 'sweet talk'

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 12:09
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu heads to the US for talks with President Barack Obama to warn against Iran's diplomatic charm offensive.
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US nuclear chief in gambling probe

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 9:12

Navy Vice Admiral Timothy Giardina is suspended from duty during an investigation into the use of fake gambling chips.
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US shutdown nears after House vote

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 7:16
related places: House

The US Senate has less than 48 hours to resolve divisions over President Obama's healthcare law to avert a government shutdown.
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VIDEO: 'Radio failings' in US fire deaths

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 2:07
related places: Arizona

An investigation into the deaths of 19 firefighters in Arizona on 30 June has found that inadequate communication played a role in their fate.
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Jesse Jackson Farc mediation refused

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 1:30
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos rejects US civil rights activist Jesse Jackson's offer to mediate to seek a hostage release from Farc rebels.
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VIDEO: Bollywood star launches India's 24

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 0:06
related countries: India India

Yogita Limaye asks if India is ready for Anil Kapoor's version of the US hit show 24.
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US-Iran relations: A brief guide

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 18:36

BBC News looks at 60 years of tricky US-Iran relations
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VIDEO: Stuntman flies through mountain

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 16:56
related countries: China China
related places: Quzhou

An American wingsuit flyer has performed a jump and dive through a narrow crevasse in the Langshan Mountain in Quzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province.
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US agents arrest 'contract killers'

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 3:34

Three former soldiers have been arrested in connection with drug trafficking and the murder-for-hire of a US law enforcement agent.
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America's Afghan whistleblower

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 2:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The former anti-mafia lawyer cleaning up US Afghan aid
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VIDEO: What would a US government shutdown mean?

Friday, September 27th 2013, 23:22

What would a US government shutdown mean for citizens?
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US braces for possible shutdown

Friday, September 27th 2013, 22:09
related places: Congress

The US government braces for a possible shutdown, as Republicans and Democrats in Congress stay deadlocked on a budget to continue its funding.
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VIDEO: Obama speaks to Rouhani on phone

Friday, September 27th 2013, 21:37
related countries: Iran Iran

US President Barack Obama and Iran's Hassan Rouhani have discussed the country's nuclear programme on the phone.
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VIDEO: Obama and Rouhani spoke on phone

Friday, September 27th 2013, 20:45
related countries: Iran Iran

President Obama has spoken with President Hassan Rouhani about Iran's nuclear programme - the highest level contact between the US and Iran since 1979.
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Uihlein misses putt for 59 in Dunhill

Friday, September 27th 2013, 17:54
related places: Dunhill

American Peter Uihlein almost cards the first 59 on the European Tour in the second round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
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Ku Klux Klan to rally at Gettysburg

Friday, September 27th 2013, 14:42
related places: Gettysburg

A Maryland Ku Klux Klan group has been granted a permit to hold a rally at a renowned Civil War battlefield, US authorities say.
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Serena ends year as number one

Friday, September 27th 2013, 9:38

US Open champion Serena Williams ends the year as the world's number one female tennis player for the third time.
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Kanye West angry at Kimmel's parody

Friday, September 27th 2013, 9:34
related places: Kimmel

The rapper tells US TV show host Jimmy Kimmel he is "out of line" to spoof his Radio 1 interview with Zane Lowe.
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Iran nuclear 'shift' hailed at UN

Friday, September 27th 2013, 8:55
related countries: Iran Iran

US and European diplomats welcome a "shift in tone" from Iran on its nuclear programme, after high-level talks at the United Nations.
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New rules urged over FBI drone use

Friday, September 27th 2013, 8:37

The US Justice Department is urged to adopt new drone surveillance rules as it is revealed that the FBI has been using them since 2006.
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UN discusses Syria draft after deal

Friday, September 27th 2013, 5:40
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The UN Security Council discusses a draft resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons after the US and Russia agreed the text.
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India PM Singh due to meet Obama

Friday, September 27th 2013, 3:54
related countries: India India

Indian PM Manmohan Singh is due to hold talks with US President Barack Obama on the opening day of his visit to the US.
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Arrests in 'trashed house' party

Friday, September 27th 2013, 1:53
related places: Six

Six are arrested after hundreds of young partiers broke into an ex-American footballer's vacation home and caused $20,000 (£12,471) in damage.
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Goodbye, US passport

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 23:11
related places: Why

Why more and more people are renouncing US citizenship
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US 'food poisoning' farmers arrested

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 20:39
related places: Colorado

The owners of a Colorado cantaloupe farm linked to a 2011 food poisoning outbreak which killed 33 people are charged with selling contaminated food.
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Republicans demand healthcare delay

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 19:57

US Republicans say they will only agree to raising the federal debt ceiling if the Obama health law is delayed for a year.
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Montana rapist freed after 30 days

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 19:34

An ex-teacher convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl is freed after 30 days in a US jail, as critics demand the judge who tried the case be sacked.
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JP Morgan boss meets US regulators

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 18:46

JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon meets regulators in a bid to resolve investigations over claims the largest US bank misled investors.
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Iran urged to accept nuclear offer

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 17:25
related countries: China China, Iran Iran

The US and China are urging Iran to respond "positively" to existing offers by world powers over its nuclear programme ahead of a key meeting at the UN, US officials say.
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Japan car parts firms hit with fine

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 17:11

Nine Japan-based firms and two executives are fined $740m by US regulators for conspiring to fix the price of car parts.
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SA miners' joy at Anglo settlement

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 14:15
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A group of ex-gold miners in South Africa say they are relieved that a health compensation claim against Anglo American South Africa has been settled.
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S.H.I.E.L.D. makes strong US debut

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 12:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Marvel, New, Friday

New action series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. draws US TV's biggest drama debut in four years with 12.2 million viewers, ahead of its UK launch on Channel 4 on Friday.
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Hackers steal Michelle Obama ID data

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 11:53

Hackers stole millions of social security numbers by cracking the networks of large US data brokers, reveals an investigation.
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Foreign experts join Kenya clue hunt

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 8:56
related countries: Germany Germany, Kenya Kenya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Nairobi

Foreign forensic experts join Kenya's investigation into a deadly siege by Islamist militants in Nairobi, as new dramatic footage emerges.
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US spies targeted Martin Luther King

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 3:41
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

The US National Security Agency eavesdropped on civil rights leader Martin Luther King and boxer Muhammad Ali, declassified documents reveal.
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US agents 'lost 420m cigarettes'

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 2:23

The US agency tasked with stopping illegal tobacco trafficking lost 420m cigarettes purchased in undercover anti-smuggling operations, auditors find.
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Citigroup to pay Freddie Mac $395m

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 0:54

US banking giant Citigroup agrees to pay $395m (£245m) to Freddie Mac to settle claims of potential flaws in mortgages it sold to the firm.
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US to reach debt limit by 17 October

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 21:35
related places: Congress

The US government will reach its debt limit by 17 October unless Congress acts soon, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warns.
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US warns citizens of terror threat

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 21:12

The US state department issues a worldwide warning of "terrorist actions and violence" against Americans by al-Qaeda and other militant groups.
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VIDEO: US military drills near Korean border

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 18:44
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: South

US forces have been carrying out live military drills close to the border between South and North Korea.
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Libor fine for UK broker ICAP

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 18:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK broker ICAP is fined $87m (£54m) by UK and US regulators over the Libor interest rate fixing scandal and three traders are charged.
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Senator's marathon health law speech

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 16:48

After more than 21 hours, Republican Senator Ted Cruz finishes speaking against the Obama health law, amid attempts to avert a government shutdown.
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Hundreds dead in Pakistan earthquake

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 16:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 328 people are killed and hundreds more injured as a 7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes south-western Pakistan, causing a new island to emerge.
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Tokyo Electron shares soar on merger

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 9:23
related countries: Japan Japan

Shares in Tokyo Electron soar by 13% following the news of its planned multi-billion dollar merger with US-based Applied Materials.
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Miss Piggy joins Kermit in US museum

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 9:12
related places: Washington, Kermit

More than 20 puppets created by Jim Henson for The Muppet Show and Sesame Street are donated to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.
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VIDEO: Bono does impression of Bill Clinton

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 6:04
related places: Bono, New York

U2 singer Bono has poked fun former US president Bill Clinton by imitating his accent at a conference in New York.
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Smithfield China deal approved

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 4:54
related countries: China China

Shareholders of US pork producer Smithfield Foods agree to buyout by China's Shuanghui International for $4.7bn (£3.1bn) in cash.
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India PM Singh to begin key US visit

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 4:12
related countries: India India

Indian PM Manmohan Singh is to begin a four-day visit to the US during which he will hold talks with US President Barack Obama.
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Obama and Clinton tout 'Obamacare'

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 3:38
related places: Clinton, New York

US President Barack Obama and his predecessor Bill Clinton take the stage in New York to promote the president's "Obamacare" healthcare initiative.
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US prisoners escape in stolen van

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 1:13
related places: Oklahoma

Eight inmates who escaped from a prison van when their guards stopped at a hospital in the US state of Oklahoma have been recaptured, authorities say.
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VIDEO: Warmer relations for the US and Iran?

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 22:27
related countries: Iran Iran

Recent moves by Iran should offer the basis for a "meaningful agreement" on its nuclear programme, US President Barack Obama has told the UN General Assembly.
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Obama urges diplomatic push on Iran

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 21:47
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria

Barack Obama tells the UN General Assembly there is an opening for a "meaningful agreement" over Iran's nuclear programme, while Iran says peace is "within reach".
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F-16 jet takes off with empty cockpit

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 16:58
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Boeing reveals that an F-16 fighter jet was converted into a drone and flown over the Gulf of Mexico as part of a test by the US Air Force.
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US law lets teens delete web posts

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 16:12
related places: California

California passes a law that will enable children to make websites delete their personal information.
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Brazil attacks US over spy claims

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 15:17
related countries: Botswana Botswana

At the opening of the UN General Assembly, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff severely criticises the US over its alleged spying operation.
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Custody ruling over Cherokee girl

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 14:32
related places: Cherokee

A Cherokee girl is returned to her adoptive parents, ending a bitter custody battle that raised questions of parental and Native American rights.
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US house prices continue recovery

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 14:26

US house prices rose 12.4% over the 12 months to the end of July, the biggest annual rise since February 2006, according to a closely-watched measure.
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US-Somalis condemn Nairobi attack

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 13:42
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia
related places: Nairobi, Minnesota

US-Somalis in Minnesota decry the Nairobi mall attack amid claims one or two of the suspected al-Shabab militants involved were from the US state.
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Emmy Awards win bigger TV audience

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 11:14

Audience figures show 2013's Emmys ceremony had 33 percent more US viewers watching than last year, but critics were not impressed.
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Dexter finale draws record ratings

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 9:26
related places: Dexter

A record number of viewers tuned in to watch the final episode of dark US TV drama Dexter.
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BP court move to halt Gulf payouts

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 7:23
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Gulf

UK oil giant BP asks a US court to halt payments from its settlement deal over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, over fraud fears.
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Obama jokes 'I'm scared of my wife'

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 1:59

US President Obama conquered a long-term smoking habit because he was afraid of his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, he jokes with a UN official.
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Chrysler files papers for share sale

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 1:41
related places: Chrysler

US carmaker Chrysler files papers for an initial public offering as its two biggest stakeholders continue to disagree on the terms of a merger.
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Embattled US tax official retires

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 20:59

A US official whose office was at the centre of a row over scrutiny given to political groups seeking tax exemptions has retired, the agency confirms.
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US court to rule if horses 'vicious'

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 20:07

The Supreme Court of the US state of Connecticut is to decide whether horses should be classified as a "vicious" species.
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Decline in US illegal migration ends

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 19:59

The sharp decline in illegal immigration to the US during the economic downturn has ended, according to estimates from a prominent research group.
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Prisoners thrills US box office

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 11:35

Kidnapping drama Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, tops the US box office as horror film Insidious: Chapter 2 drops into second.
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New footage 'added' to Salinger film

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 11:10
related places: Rye, Catcher, New

New material is reportedly added to Salinger, a documentary about the author of Catcher in the Rye, after it opened in the US to mixed reviews.
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N Korea 'tested rocket engine'

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 10:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: August

Satellite images of North Korea show signs of a long-range rocket engine test in August, a US think tank says.
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Obama in gun plea after Navy deaths

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 9:48
related places: Navy

President Barack Obama renews calls for changes to US gun laws at a memorial service for victims of last week's Washington Navy Yard shootings.
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Mumford & Sons announce hiatus

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 8:15

The band say they'll be taking a break from music for 'a considerable amount of time' following their American tour.
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VIDEO: Obama makes Navy Yard plea on guns

Sunday, September 22nd 2013, 22:10
related places: Monday

US President Barack Obama has made an impassioned plea for a change in gun control laws, at a memorial service honouring the victims of Monday's shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.
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Derulo knocks Perry off chart top

Sunday, September 22nd 2013, 18:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Perry

US singer Jason Derulo celebrates his third UK number one with his latest single Talk Dirty.
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US plane in 1961 nuclear 'near miss'

Saturday, September 21st 2013, 6:34

An accidentally dropped hydrogen bomb was one switch away from exploding over North Carolina in 1961, a newly released US document confirms.
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VIDEO: US nearly nuked North Carolina in 1961

Friday, September 20th 2013, 21:26
related places: America

Author Eric Schlosser talks to the BBC's Katty Kay about his new book, Command and Control, which chronicles America's nuclear mishaps and near misses.
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Syria 'submits chemical arms data'

Friday, September 20th 2013, 19:50
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria has begun sending details of its chemical weapons as part of a US-Russia deal to make them safe, the chemical arms body, OPCW, says.
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