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Venezuelan takes baseball crown

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 8:06
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera becomes the first Latin American to achieve one of baseball's rarest feats, the Triple Crown.
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US election: Key issues

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 5:27
related places: Key

The key issues that will decide the US presidential election
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US rivals square off at debate

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 3:39
related places: Republican

US President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney spar on taxes, healthcare and the economy in the first of three presidential debates.
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Class of 2012: In debt and worried

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 23:21

US students face grimmest job prospects ever
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Iran clashes over currency crisis

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 18:48
related countries: Iran Iran

Riot police in Iran break up protests in the capital, after sharp falls in its currency, the rial, which has plummeted against the US dollar.
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VIDEO: Anchor 'bully message' goes viral

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 18:00

A local news anchor in the US state of Wisconsin responds to a viewer who said she was obese in a broadcast that has gone viral online.
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Anchor 'bully message' goes viral

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 17:12

A local news anchor in the US state of Wisconsin responds to a viewer who said she was obese in a broadcast that has gone viral online.
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T-Mobile USA to merge with rival

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 15:09

Deutsche Telekom confirms it is to merge its T-Mobile USA unit with US mobile carrier MetroPCS, creating a firm with more than 40 million subscribers.
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Blaine prepares for shocking feat

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 10:41

US performance artist David Blaine is to spend three days and three nights standing amid an artificial lightning storm as part of his latest feat of endurance.
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China firm sues Obama over farms

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 10:02
related countries: China China

A Chinese-owned firm in the US is suing President Barack Obama after he blocked a wind farm deal on national security grounds.
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Plans to print a gun put on hold

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 9:56

A company which supplied a 3D printer to a US group planning to print a gun have revoked their licence.
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Obama faces new Libya questions

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 8:56
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Congress

President Obama's administration faces new questions on the Libya consulate attack, amid reports of military preparations to target those behind it.
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ADB cuts growth forecast for Asia

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 4:04
related places: Asia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has cut its growth forecast for Asia for this year and next, as the problems in Europe and the US hurt developing countries.
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Pennsylvania voter ID law halted

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 2:31
related places: Pennsylvania

A judge in the US state of Pennsylvania blocks a law requiring voters to show valid photo ID before casting their ballot, ahead of November's election.
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Toyota leads US car sales rise

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 2:30
related places: New

New car sales in the US post the best month in more than four years, with Toyota Motor showing the biggest rise.
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US agent shot dead near border

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 1:23
related places: Arizona

A US border patrol agent is shot and killed in a gunfight near Arizona's US-Mexico border in an area known for drug-smuggling, authorities say.
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US and Russia hail Georgian vote

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 22:45
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

The US, EU and Russia welcome Georgia's election results which give the country the first democratic transfer of power in its post-Soviet history.
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VIDEO: US economy focus of election debate

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 22:30

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are preparing to face each other in an eagerly-awaited televised debate on the economy.
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T-Mobile talks over MetroPCS deal

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 20:10

Deutsche Telekom says it is in talks to buy MetroPCS and merge the US mobile carrier with its T-Mobile USA unit.
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Predict the president

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 15:39

Predict the US election result, and share your forecast
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'Enemies caused Iran rial's fall'

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 15:30
related countries: Iran Iran

President Ahmadinejad blames Iran's "enemies" for the sharp falls in its currency, the rial, which has hit fresh record lows against the US dollar.
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Oregon farmer eaten by his pigs

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 14:52
related places: Oregon

Authorities investigate as a farmer in the US state of Oregon is devoured by his pigs, which left only his dentures and some body parts behind.
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Murray enjoys Japan win on return

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 14:39
related countries: Japan Japan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Andy Murray beats Ivo Karlovic at the Japan Open as he returns to action after his US Open win.
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Abu Hamza health 'deteriorating'

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 12:58

Terror suspect Abu Hamza al-Masri's health has deteriorated, says his lawyer, as he seeks an injunction against his extradition to the US until a scan is carried out.
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Samsung sues Apple over iPhone 5

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 11:44
related places: Apple

Samsung sues Apple over eight patents which it says are being infringed by the US company's latest handset, the iPhone 5.
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US court lifts Samsung tablet ban

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 11:05

An American court lifts a temporary sales ban imposed on Samsung's Galaxy tablet computer, as part of a US patent dispute with Apple..
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Homeland US return a ratings hit

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 10:36
related places: Homeland

The return of Emmy-winning drama Homeland to US TV is watched by 1.73 million, a 60 per cent rise on the audience for last year's first episode.
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Salmonella found in Dutch fish

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 9:32
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Scores of people in the Netherlands and the US have caught salmonella after eating contaminated Dutch fish, say Dutch health authorities.
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Boeing wins $6bn Brazilian order

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 6:53
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil

Boeing secures its largest order from a South American airline, in a deal with Brazil's Gol worth up to $6bn.
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US airline in loose seats scare

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 2:27

US safety regulators are looking into two separate incidents in recent days when passenger seats came loose midflight on American Airlines planes.
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US tribe's beer lawsuit dismissed

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 1:10
related countries: India India

A federal judge dismisses a case by an American Indian tribe blaming beer sellers and makers for its reservation's chronic alcoholism.
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US father who shot son 'broken'

Monday, October 1st 2012, 22:45

A teacher who mistakenly shot dead his 15-year-old adopted son says through a lawyer that his family is "broken in half".
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Poet Graham wins Forward Prize

Monday, October 1st 2012, 22:33
related places: Poetry

Jorie Graham has become the first American woman to win the £10,000 Forward Prize for Poetry.
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UN states 'aid terror in Syria'

Monday, October 1st 2012, 20:33
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

States such as the US and Turkey which back rebels in Syria are supporting terrorism, the country's Foreign Minister Walid Muallem tells the UN.
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US manufacturing 'shows gains'

Monday, October 1st 2012, 19:23

US manufacturing activity gained after three months of contraction, according to the Institute for Supply Management's monthly survey.
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Terror suspect fights extradition

Monday, October 1st 2012, 18:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British terror suspect Babar Ahmad requests the High Court to halt his extradition to the US.
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Supreme Court to mull big issues

Monday, October 1st 2012, 16:47

The US Supreme Court begins its new session, with arguments and rulings expected on issues including affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights.
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VIDEO: Bonnie and Clyde guns sold for $ 504,000

Monday, October 1st 2012, 15:53
related places: Clyde, Bonnie

The guns of two infamous lovers - the American outlaws Bonnie and Clyde - have sold at an auction in the United States for more than half a million dollars.
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Hotel Transylvania tops US chart

Monday, October 1st 2012, 8:52
related countries: Canada Canada

The animated 3D film Hotel Transylvania sets a new high for a September debut at the US and Canadian box office, bringing in $43m (£26.6m), according to studio estimates.
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Europe win after record comeback

Monday, October 1st 2012, 8:18

Europe win eight of the 12 singles Ryder Cup matches to beat the USA 14½-13½ in Medinah, having been 10-4 down.
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US Ospreys move to Okinawa base

Monday, October 1st 2012, 5:18
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa, Osprey

The US begins the deployment of Osprey military aircraft to the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, amid protests over the move.
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Bonnie and Clyde guns fetch $0.5m

Monday, October 1st 2012, 1:17
related places: Clyde

Guns used by American gangsters Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were among a host of outlaws' memorabilia up for auction, fetching more than $500,000.
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Olazabal hails 'spirit of Seve'

Monday, October 1st 2012, 0:50

Europe captain Jose Maria Olazabal says the spirit of Seve Ballesteros helped his team to retain the Ryder Cup.
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Five things you need to know about the US election

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 23:10

Five things you need to know about US election
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VIDEO: Obama and Romney campaign in Ohio

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 21:30
related places: Republican, Ohio, Romney

With the US presidential election now just five weeks away, President Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney are criss-crossing the country, taking their message to voters in a handful of critical states.
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VIDEO: Afghan war: 2,000 US troops killled

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 18:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A checkpoint shooting in eastern Afghanistan has taken the US military's death toll in the war past 2,000.
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AUDIO: 'My dad chased Bonnie and Clyde'

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 16:16
related places: Bonnie

The guns used by American gangsters Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, who died in a hail of police bullets in 1934, are up for auction.
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Iran agency sorry for spoof story

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 16:08
related countries: Iran Iran

An Iranian news agency apologises after carrying a spoof story from a US satirical website claiming that President Ahmadinejad was popular among rural Americans.
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Ryder Cup 'not over' - Olazabal

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 7:39
related places: Olazabal

Captain Jose Maria Olazabal says his Europe side can overturn the United States' 10-6 lead to win the Ryder Cup.
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Network apology over TV suicide

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 7:55
related places: Arizona

US network Fox News apologises for showing live pictures of a man fatally shooting himself in the head after a high-speed chase in Arizona.
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Iran's MEK loses US terror tag

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 3:57
related countries: Iran Iran

The US has removed the dissident Iranian group Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK) from its terror blacklist, after years of intense lobbying.
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Obama blocks China wind farm plan

Friday, September 28th 2012, 19:47
related countries: China China
related places: Oregon

President Barack Obama has stopped a private Chinese firm from building wind turbines in the US state of Oregon, citing national security concerns.
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'Previous threat' in Aurora case

Friday, September 28th 2012, 16:53
related places: Aurora, Colorado

The suspect in the case of a cinema shooting in Colorado threatened a university professor before the incident, according to US prosecutors.
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Iran news agency falls for spoof

Friday, September 28th 2012, 16:06
related countries: Iran Iran

An Iranian news agency reproduces a report from a US satirical website which says rural Americans would rather vote for Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad than Barack Obama.
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Syria 'moving chemical weapons'

Friday, September 28th 2012, 15:52
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

The US says it has intelligence that Syria has moved some of its chemical weapons to safety, as the government continues to battle rebel forces.
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US bank settles Merrill lawsuit

Friday, September 28th 2012, 15:01
related places: America, Merrill

Bank of America pays $2.43bn (£1.5bn) to settle a lawsuit over its acquisition of Merrill Lynch.
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Man shoots own son in 'burglary'

Friday, September 28th 2012, 14:39

A US man mistakenly shoots dead his 15-year-old son after going to investigate what appeared to be an attempted burglary, according to police.
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Five dead in Minneapolis shooting

Friday, September 28th 2012, 13:59
related places: Minnesota, Minneapolis

A gunman shoots dead four people at a sign-making office in Minneapolis before killing himself, police in the US state of Minnesota say.
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JK Rowling ebook suffers glitches

Friday, September 28th 2012, 11:49

JK Rowling's novel, The Casual Vacancy, suffers a formatting error in the US making it near-impossible to read on some e-readers.
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VIDEO: Several killed in US shooting

Friday, September 28th 2012, 9:56
related places: Minneapolis

Police in Minneapolis in the United States say four people have been shot dead after a gunman opened fire inside a sign-making business.
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Japan and China trade barbs at UN

Friday, September 28th 2012, 6:38
related countries: China China, Japan Japan

China's foreign minister accuses Japan of "stealing" islands both claim in a UN speech - prompting Japan to reply, as the US calls for calm.
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Can US jobs be brought home from China?

Friday, September 28th 2012, 0:13
related countries: China China

How to bring American jobs home from China
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US reduces staff at Libya embassy

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 23:34
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

The US is temporarily removing further staff from its embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, the state department says.
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Key US state begins early voting

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 17:15
related places: Early

Early voting begins in Midwestern Iowa, one of the key swing states that could decide November's US presidential election.
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VIDEO: Families count cost of anti-US protests

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 16:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Protests in Pakistan against an anti-Islam video made by an American had been largely peaceful until last week. After Friday prayers at least 20 people were killed in demonstrations across the country.
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Ex-Credit Suisse trader in court

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 15:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A former senior trader from Credit Suisse, Kareem Serageldin, tells a London court that he will fight extradition to the US on fraud charges.
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US economy weaker than thought

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 13:37
related places: June

The worst drought for 50 years is partly blamed for the downward revision to US economic growth between April and June.
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VIDEO: Lost finger turns up inside a fish

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 13:19

A US man who lost four fingers in an accident on a lake and joked they were "fish food" has found that is exactly what happened to one of them.
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Lost finger turns up inside fish

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 12:22
related places: Idaho

An US man who lost four fingers in a wakeboarding accident in Idaho and joked that they were "fish food" finds that one of them was just that.
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VIDEO: Burma reform process 'irreversible'

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 9:51
related countries: Burma Burma

On Thursday, Burma's President Thein Sein will address the United Nations his speech comes as the United States has announced that it is lifting its ban on the import of goods from Burma.
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Clinton: UN 'paralysed' on Syria

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 9:28
related countries: Syria Syria

Hillary Clinton calls on the UN Security Council to act on Syria, as activists say Wednesday was the bloodiest day of conflict so far.
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Snedeker fired up for Ryder Cup

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 7:36

American rookie Brandt Snedeker says he will try to "beat their brains in" when he faces Europe in this week's Ryder Cup.
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US set to ease Burma import ban

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 4:11
related countries: Burma Burma

Hillary Clinton says the US will ease its import ban on Burmese goods, a key part of remaining US sanctions, as she meets President Thein Sein.
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VIDEO: David Cameron wins over US audiences

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 3:56

David Cameron has won over audiences in the US after his appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman.
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Obama and Romney converge on Ohio

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 0:27
related places: Republican, Ohio, Romney

President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney campaign in Ohio, where opinion polls show the incumbent pulling ahead.
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Re-fighting a US Civil War battle

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 0:02

US Civil War buffs mark a bloody 1862 battle – by re-enacting it
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The Britishisation of American English

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 23:50

The Britishisms invading American English
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Love unclear on US Cup pairings

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 22:08
related places: Friday

US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love admits he is yet to decide on his pairings for Friday's opening foursomes.
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Iran decries 'nuclear threats'

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 21:48
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

Iran's president accuses the West of nuclear "intimidation" in a UN General Assembly address boycotted by the US and Israel.
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US college in pepper-spray payout

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 19:13
related places: California

The University of California reaches a $1m settlement with demonstrators who were pepper-sprayed during an Occupy protest last year.
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Judge halts Abu Hamza extradition

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 16:21

A High Court judge halts the extradition of Abu Hamza al-Masri to the US on terror charges after the radical cleric launches a last-ditch appeal.
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Rented computers 'spied on sex'

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 16:20

Software on rental laptops secretly took pictures of couples engaged in sexual activity, US authority rules.
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Number crunching in the US election

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 23:24

Can Americans earn $250,000 and still be middle class?
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Aides 'mocked' US senator's rival

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 21:26

Two political staffers are accused of making offensive gestures linked to Native Americans to poke fun at a US Massachusetts senator's challenger.
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Stolen Ben Franklin bust found

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 20:13
related places: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

A rare $3m bust of US founding father Benjamin Franklin is recovered nearly a month after it was stolen from a home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Obama: Trafficking is 'slavery'

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 19:36

US President Barack Obama decries human trafficking as "modern slavery", while outlining new measures to tackle the problem.
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Ford to axe 'hundreds' of jobs

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 19:17
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Ford

US car giant Ford says it will cut several hundred jobs in Europe because of declining demand, including in the UK and Germany.
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VIDEO: Middle East to dominate UN summit

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 18:29
related places: New York

US President Barack Obama condemns violence and extremism as he addresses the UN General Assembly in New York
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Woods vows to improve Cup record

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 17:07
related places: Medinah

Tiger Woods vows to make up for his past Ryder Cup disappointments by leading the US to victory over Europe at Medinah this week.
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Drink-drive case to US high court

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 16:23

The US Supreme Court is to consider if police need a warrant before ordering a blood test on a drink-driving suspect, based on a case in Missouri.
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Trampolines 'a danger to kids'

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 14:35

US doctors say children should be discouraged from using trampolines because they are a health hazard.
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Coen brothers to develop TV Fargo

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 13:08
related places: Fargo

The Coen brothers are developing a TV version of their hit film Fargo for US cable channel FX, according to Deadline Hollywood.
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US drones 'traumatise Pakistanis'

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 13:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Rescuers are being killed and civilians "terrorised" by CIA drone attacks targeting militants in north-western Pakistan, a US report says.
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Queen aired Abu Hamza concerns

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 11:17

The Queen voiced concerns to the previous government about the inability of UK authorities to arrest radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, the BBC learns.
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Obama 'loves and misses teaching'

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 9:42
related places: White House

President Barack Obama tells American TV network ABC that he misses teaching and wants to return to "working with kids" when he leaves the White House.
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VIDEO: Abu Hamza extradition approved

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 5:50

The European Court of Human Rights has given its final approval for the extradition of five terrorism suspects. They include extremist cleric Abu Hamza who could be extradited to the United States within weeks.
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Crowds will be hostile warns Love

Monday, September 24th 2012, 23:24
related places: Love

US captain Davis Love III warns Europe to expect a fiery reception from the packed home galleries at the Ryder Cup.
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VIDEO: Can computers cure PTSD?

Monday, September 24th 2012, 23:18

The US military is investing millions into technology to help servicemembers make the transition from war to the home front.
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Life term for Huntsville killer

Monday, September 24th 2012, 22:40
related places: Huntsville, Alabama

A US biologist faces life in jail without parole for killing three colleagues and wounding three others in a 2010 shooting in Huntsville, Alabama.
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Abu Hamza extradition approved

Monday, September 24th 2012, 21:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The European Court of Human Rights gives its final approval for the extradition of five major terrorism suspects from the UK to the US.
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