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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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Radio deal sparks royalties row

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 15:30

The record industry welcomes the first deal allowing a label and performers to be paid for FM radio airplay in the US - but says more must be done.
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Top Saddam aide executed in Iraq

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 14:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq executes toppled leader Saddam Hussein's personal secretary and guard, nearly 10 years after he was captured by the US military.
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US puts bounty on Somali fighters

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 11:53
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The United States is to offer millions of dollars in rewards for information leading to the capture of leaders of the Somali militant group al-Shabab.
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VIDEO: The cars of the American Dream

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 10:56

Which cars powered the American Dream?
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US patience on Pakistan 'limited'

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 10:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Washington is losing patience with Pakistan over alleged safe havens for Taliban militants, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta warns.
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VIDEO: Jackson daughter 'confused by mask'

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 9:21
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Michael Jackson's daughter Paris has been talking to US chat show host, Oprah Winfrey about life without her father.
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Tsunami dock washes up in Oregon

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 8:29
related countries: Japan Japan, Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean
related places: Oregon

A huge concrete dock torn from a Japanese port by last year's tsunami washes up some 8,000 km (5,000 miles) away in the US state of Oregon.
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VIDEO: Foie Gras binge in California

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 7:00
related places: California

Food gourmets in California have embarked on a foie gras binge, before it becomes the first US state to ban the controversial delicacy.
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VIDEO: Tsunami dock washed up in Oregon

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 6:25
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Oregon

A huge metal dock that was swept away by last year's tsunami in Japan has washed ashore in the US state of Oregon.
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Wall Street shares bounce back

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 0:39
related countries: Spain Spain

US shares see their biggest daily jump this year on hopes of a rescue for Spain's banks and a Fed survey suggesting the US economy is picking up.
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Drug raids at Puerto Rico airport

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 20:10
related countries: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

The US Drug Enforcement Administration arrests 33 people at Puerto Rico's main international airport, suspected of smuggling drugs to the US mainland.
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Can al-Qaeda survive the drone strikes?

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 18:49

Can al-Qaeda survive US drone strikes?
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US economy picking up - survey

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 18:41

The US central bank said its regular Beige Book survey of the economy showed growth increased over the past two months.
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Republican wins Wisconsin vote

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 16:06

Wisconsin's Republican Governor Scott Walker wins a recall vote sparked by his anti-union reforms, in a key test ahead of November elections.
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Frontier clashes alarm Clinton

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 15:37
related countries: Armenia Armenia, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
related places: Clinton

Visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she is "deeply concerned" about continuing clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
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Once wins big at US drama awards

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 15:17
related places: New York, Broadway

Broadway musical Once is the big winner at the Drama Desk Awards in New York, picking up four prizes.
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Bomb targets US offices in Libya

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 15:00
related countries: Libya Libya

A bomb goes off outside the US embassy offices in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, causing minor damage to its outer gate.
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Sherlock stars up for US awards

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 14:57
related places: Sherlock

Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Lara Pulver are among the nominees for the 2012 Critics' Choice TV Awards.
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US defends Pakistan drone strikes

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 14:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The US defence secretary backs the use of drones to kill militants in Pakistan, two days after a missile strike reportedly kills an al-Qaeda leader.
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Artists win radio royalties fight

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 11:15
related places: Nashville

A new deal between US media giant Clear Channel and a leading Nashville music label could pave the way to all artists being paid for radio airplay.
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Lecter TV show casts its Hannibal

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 8:05
related places: Hannibal

Denmark's Mads Mikkelsen is cast as Hannibal Lecter in a new US TV show based on Thomas Harris's cannibalistic serial killer.
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Platters founder Reed dies at 83

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 8:00
related places: Boston, Reed

Herb Reed, the last surviving founding member of the US vocal group The Platters, dies in Boston aged 83.
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Pay battle rages within US middle class

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 5:54

How US budget battles pit neighbour against neighbour
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Wisconsin vote too close to call

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 2:01
related places: Republican

A rare recall election in the US state of Wisconsin - seen as a key test ahead of the November's national poll - is too close to call. exit polls show.
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Boring votes to pair with Dull

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 1:28
related places: Oregon, Boring, Perthshire, Dull

The US town of Boring in Oregon votes in favour of "pairing" with the village of Dull in Perthshire.
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Walt Disney to ban junk food ads

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 1:04

US media giant Walt Disney has said it will ban junk food ads on its programmes in an effort to tackle the growing problem of child obesity.
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The enduring appeal of the US still woos many Chinese

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 0:17
related countries: China China

Why so many Chinese want to go to the US
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Nine selected for Sandusky jury

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 23:00

Nine jurors are picked in the sexual abuse trial of US football coach Jerry Sandusky, after a judge rules accusers cannot use pseudonyms.
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Strike 'killed top al-Qaeda man'

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 22:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Senior

Senior al-Qaeda leader Abu Yahya al-Libi died in a drone strike in a volatile tribal area of Pakistan, a US official tells the BBC.
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Gay marriage nears US top court

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 21:37
related places: California

Supporters of California's same-sex marriage ban plan to appeal to the US Supreme Court, after a court refused to reconsider its legality.
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Florida anti-Cuba law challenged

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 21:04
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Cuba Cuba
related places: Florida

The US subsidiary of big Brazilian construction company Odebrecht goes to court over Florida legislation that bans business with Cuba.
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US pulls Pakistan Sesame St aid

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 20:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Funding for the Pakistani version of the children's television series Sesame Street is being withdrawn, US officials in Islamabad say.
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Pakistan angered by drone strike

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 17:18
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan summons a US envoy to protest against a surge in drone attacks, the latest of which targeted al-Qaeda's second in command.
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Panetta hails India security role

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 16:35
related countries: India India
related places: Washington, Asia

US defence secretary Leon Panetta emphasises India's role in providing security for Asia, including Afghanistan, during a Delhi visit.
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US drone 'targets al-Qaeda chief'

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 14:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Monday

A US drone strike on Monday in Pakistan targeted al-Qaeda's second-in-command Abu Yahya al-Libi, US officials confirm.
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Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 11:41
related places: Boring, Perthshire, Dull

Residents of the Perthshire village of Dull await news on a possible tie-up with the US town of Boring.
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MF Global boss 'could be sued'

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 7:35

The former head of bankrupt US broker MF Global, Jon Corzine, could face legal action over the firm's collapse, the liquidating trustee says.
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Caucasus conflict 'may escalate'

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 2:51
related countries: Armenia Armenia

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warns that border clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan could lead to a broader conflict in the Caucasus.
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The meaning of 'solidarity' in the eurozone

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 0:20

Lessons from US history for the crisis-hit eurozone
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Peru clears Dutchman extradition

Monday, June 4th 2012, 23:39
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Dutchman

Peru's top court approves the extradition of Joran van der Sloot to the US over the disappearance of an American teenager but only after he serves a separate 28-year term in Peru.
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Shares drop again on weak US data

Monday, June 4th 2012, 21:35
related places: Friday

Stock markets fall after weaker-than-expected jobs data from the US on Friday triggered concerns about the global economic recovery.
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US drone 'kills 15' in Pakistan

Monday, June 4th 2012, 16:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

A strike by a US drone aircraft kills 15 suspected militants near the Afghan border, Pakistani officials say.
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Nun sexuality book angers Vatican

Monday, June 4th 2012, 16:39
related places: Vatican

The Vatican sharply criticises a book on sexual ethics written by a US nun and theologian, saying it poses "grave harm" to the faithful.
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Vietnam extends US soldier hunt

Monday, June 4th 2012, 15:31
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam opens up new areas to teams searching for US soldiers missing from the Vietnam war, as US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta visits the country.
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US factory orders decline again

Monday, June 4th 2012, 15:22
related places: New

New orders at US factories fall for the second month in a row, adding to evidence that the world's largest economy is weakening.
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Asian shares drop on weak US data

Monday, June 4th 2012, 6:29

Asian markets drop after weaker-than-expected jobs data from the US triggers concerns about the health of US economic recovery.
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US presses China over Tiananmen

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 21:58
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The US government urges China to free all those still in prison 23 years after Beijing's 1989 crackdown against protesters in Tiananmen Square.
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Zimmerman returns to Florida jail

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 19:09
related places: Florida

The US neighbourhood watchman charged with the murder of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin is back in jail in Florida, after his bail is revoked.
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TV star Richard Dawson dies at 79

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 15:45
related places: English, Hogan

Richard Dawson, the English-born actor and TV host who found fame in the US at the helm of game show Family Feud and in sitcom Hogan's Heroes, dies.
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Housewives actress Joosten dies

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 8:51

US TV actress Kathryn Joosten, best known for her roles in Desperate Housewives and The West Wing, dies at the age of 72.
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Big powers jockey in the Pacific

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 7:54
related countries: China China
related places: Pacific, Asia

US and China's rivalry sends ripples across Asia-Pacific
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UK hostage recovers after rescue

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 2:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British aid worker, rescued from a remote hide-out in north-east Afghanistan by UK and US special forces soldiers is recovering from her ordeal.
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Salmond to promote Scotland in US

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 0:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: California

First Minister Alex Salmond is to visit California in a bid to build on economic links and boost inward investment in Scotland.
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Deadline set in Iran terror case

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 14:10
related countries: Iran Iran

A US appeals court gives the state department four months to decide whether the MEK Iran dissident group should remain on the US terror blacklist.
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McIlroy misses third straight cut

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 7:02

Rory McIlroy says he is racing against time to sort his game out ahead of US Open defence later this month.
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US warships in Pacific relocation

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 3:54
related places: Pacific, Asia

Defence chief Leon Panetta gives the first details of America's new naval strategy in Asia, saying most US warships will be based in the Pacific by 2020.
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US military in breast-feeding row

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 3:36

The US military authorities criticise two servicewomen for allowing a photo showing them breast-feeding in uniform to be published on the web.
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US boxer Mayweather goes to jail

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 3:12

US boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr starts a 90-day jail sentence for domestic violence, which had been postponed in January to allow him to fight.
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Weak US job figures hit markets

Friday, June 1st 2012, 21:34
related places: May

Stock markets fall following news that the US economy added considerably fewer jobs than had been expected in May.
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Bail revoked for George Zimmerman

Friday, June 1st 2012, 20:51

The US neighbourhood watchman charged with the murder of a black unarmed teenager has his bail revoked and must surrender himself within 48 hours.
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GM to cut pension burden by $26bn

Friday, June 1st 2012, 19:54

US car giant General Motors announces plans to reduce its pension obligations by $26bn by offering thousands of retiring workers lump-sum payments.
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US nuns reject Vatican criticism

Friday, June 1st 2012, 19:51
related places: Vatican

The largest US organisation of Catholic nuns rejects a Vatican review criticising the group as "the result of a flawed process that lacked transparency".
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China 'arrests high-level US spy'

Friday, June 1st 2012, 15:27
related countries: China China

A Chinese security ministry official has been arrested on suspicion of spying for the United States, Hong Kong media reports say.
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Mistrial declared in Edwards case

Friday, June 1st 2012, 12:50

The judge in the campaign finance trial of former US presidential candidate John Edwards declares a mistrial because of jury deadlock on most charges.
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US 'scam victim' freed in Benin

Friday, June 1st 2012, 12:29
related countries: Benin Benin

A US national kidnapped last week in Benin after reportedly being the victim of an internet scam is freed by security forces, an official says.
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US Emmys cut best supporting role

Friday, June 1st 2012, 9:35
related places: Competition

Competition for an Emmy Award is to become fiercer among performers following a decision by US organisers to combine leading and supporting acting categories
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Chen hopeful on Chinese democracy

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 19:52
related countries: China China

Activist Chen Guangcheng, in his first major US public appearance, says democratic change in China is slow but irreversible.
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Splashdown for Dragon spacecraft

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 19:05
related places: Dragon, Earth

The American SpaceX company completes a historic first mission to the International Space Station by a privately operated vehicle.
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Clinton accuses Russia over Syria

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 18:27
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russian policy on Syria is going to contribute to a civil war, the US secretary of state says, as the UN warns of a looming "catastrophic" conflict there.
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Russia jails 'spy' for helping US

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 18:24
related countries: Russia Russia

A retired Russian colonel is jailed for 12 years on charges of passing thousands of images of maps to the United States.
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Thursday, May 31st 2012, 18:16
related places: Boston

A US appeals court in Boston rules that key parts of a federal law denying benefits to same-sex couples are unconstitutional.
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Kidnapped Sinai tourists released

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 14:57
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Sinai

Two American tourists are released unharmed a day after they were kidnapped near the Sinai resort of Dahab in Egypt.
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US GDP growth slower than thought

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 14:37

The US economy grew at an annualised pace of 1.9% in the first three months of this year, weaker than the 2.2% first thought.
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Orange unveils Intel-based mobile

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 10:40
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: June

Europe's first smartphone based on the US chipmaker's technology is to go on sale in the UK and France in June.
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Three killed in US cafe shooting

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 23:42
related places: Washington, Seattle

Three people were killed and two seriously wounded when a gunman opened fire in a cafe in Seattle, Washington.
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Supervolcanoes 'quicker to blow'

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 22:00

The planet's biggest volcanoes do not need nearly as long to develop before eruption as previously thought, US research suggests.
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Is Obama's drone doctrine counter-productive?

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 20:12

Mark Mardell asks if US air strikes are al-Qaeda recruiting sergeant
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Debut novelist wins Orange Prize

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 18:31
related places: Achilles

US author Madeline Miller has won the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction with her debut novel The Song of Achilles.
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AUDIO: 'Forgive me' begs woman who lied about rape

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 15:39

A US teenager who was sentenced for a crime he did not commit has been exonorated after his alleged victim admitted she lied.
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Lythgoe annoyed by Idol comments

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 14:20
related places: Fox, Idol

American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe hits back at claims from US TV network Fox that the show should have made more changes to prevent falling ratings this series.
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Child cancer 'catalogue' launch

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 6:48

US research institutes release the world's largest collection of genetic data on childhood cancers in a bid to speed treatment discoveries.
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Panetta urges naval might in Asia

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 3:07
related places: Pacific, Asia

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta calls for a strong US naval presence in the Asia-Pacific, on the eve of a trip to the region.
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VIDEO: US Medal of Freedom for Bob Dylan

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 21:35
related places: Freedom

Bob Dylan is awarded US Medal of Freedom, joining 12 others given the country's highest civilian honour this year.
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Pollock art returned to museum

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 16:00
related countries: Iran Iran

A $250 million (£159m) painting by US artist Jackson Pollock is returned to the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in Iran after being seized by customs.
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Fall in US consumer confidence

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 15:13

US consumer confidence falls to an eight-month low as fears about the global economy and a falling domestic stock market hits sentiment.
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UK children 'turn to US English'

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 13:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Children are increasingly using American English in their story-writing, according to a report based on a BBC short story competition.
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US law firm files for bankruptcy

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 6:56

Dewey & LeBoeuf files for bankruptcy protection and plans to liquidate its business, which would make it the biggest collapse of a US law firm.
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US tuna show Fukushima pollution

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 2:45
related places: California

Pacific Bluefin tuna caught off the coast of California are found to have radioactive contamination from last year's Fukushima nuclear accident.
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Cremations on the rise in the US

Monday, May 28th 2012, 23:03

Surge in cremations threatens funeral homes
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Two held over death of student

Monday, May 28th 2012, 18:41
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Japan Japan

Two American men are being held in Japan over the death of an Irish student.
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'Bin Laden doctor' appeal urged

Monday, May 28th 2012, 17:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The brother of a Pakistani doctor recently sentenced to 33 years in prison for helping US intelligence calls for an appeal of the verdict.
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Tropical storm hits south-east US

Monday, May 28th 2012, 16:14
related places: Beryl

About 23,000 households are left without power and Memorial Day services are cancelled as tropical storm Beryl hits the south-eastern coast of the US.
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Men in Black 3 tops US box office

Monday, May 28th 2012, 8:54

Men in Black 3, the first Men In Black film for 10 years, triumphs in a box office battle with The Avengers.
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Outrage grows over Syria massacre

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 16:22
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Western nations step up criticism of the Syrian regime over Friday's massacre in Houla, but Damascus denies involvement and blames "terrorists".
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Scotland humbled by US in Florida

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 7:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Florida

Craig Levein suffers his heaviest defeat as Scotland manager as the United States run out 5-1 winners in Florida.
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Montgomerie in US Open qualifier

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 11:27
related places: Monday

Colin Montgomerie and Jose Maria Olazabal will compete in the 36-hole US Open qualifying tournament at Walton Heath on Monday.
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Four die in Pakistan drone strike

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 10:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Four die in a US drone strike in Pakistan's tribal region of Waziristan, with officials claiming the dead were militants.
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Israel 'denies migrants' rights'

Friday, May 25th 2012, 17:05
related countries: Israel Israel

The US state department criticises Israel's treatment of thousands of African asylum seekers who it says are being denied basic social services.
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Lawsuits over ad-skipping TV box

Friday, May 25th 2012, 11:58

Satellite broadcaster clashes with US TV networks over a set-top box that strips ads out of recorded programmes
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VIDEO: Bin Laden, the doctor and $33m in aid

Friday, May 25th 2012, 11:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A US Senate panel cuts $33m (£21m) in aid to Pakistan in response to the jailing of a Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama Bin Laden.
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