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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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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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Court drops cricket 'attack' case

Friday, May 25th 2012, 8:44
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Delhi High Court allows a woman who accused Australian cricketer Luke Pomersbach of molesting her to drop the case after settling out of court.
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US cuts Pakistan aid over jailing

Friday, May 25th 2012, 8:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

A US Senate panel says it is cutting $33m in aid to Pakistan after the jailing of a Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama Bin Laden.
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Thailand exports in shock decline

Friday, May 25th 2012, 7:54
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand reports a surprise fall in its exports for April because of falling demand from key markets such as Europe and the US.
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Man admits to killing Etan Patz

Friday, May 25th 2012, 6:29
related places: New York

A man confesses to suffocating six-year-old Etan Patz in 1979 in New York, a notorious case that haunted American parents for years.
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China firm in 3G patent abuse row

Friday, May 25th 2012, 6:21
related countries: China China
related places: Huawei

China's Huawei files a complaint against InterDigital, accusing the US firm of abusing its position and charging ''exploitative'' fees for mobile patents.
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US hurricane season 'near normal'

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 21:26
related places: Atlantic

There will be nine to 15 storms during this year's Atlantic hurricane season, a "near-normal" season, US weather officials forecast.
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US could host Olympics after deal

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 19:06

The United States can bid for the Olympics again after agreeing a revenue-sharing deal with the International Olympic Committee.
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'Reagan blood' auction cancelled

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 15:28

A vial said to contain a sample of the late US President Ronald Reagan's blood is withdrawn from sale by an online auction house.
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US factory activity slows in May

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 14:05
related places: May

US manufacturing growth slowed in May, a survey indicates, while orders for long-lasting factory goods fall.
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VIDEO: Fire breaks out on US nuclear sub

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 8:04
related places: Maine

At least six people are injured after a fire breaks out on a US nuclear submarine at a dockyard in the state of Maine.
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US drone 'kills 8' in Pakistan

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 7:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

The second US drone strike in 24 hours kills eight people in a volatile tribal area of north-west Pakistan, security officials say.
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American Idol winner announced

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 4:40
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The winner of this year's American Idol contest is announced, after a record 132 million votes are cast in the final showdown.
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9/11 trio seek Obama testimony

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 2:43
related places: Lawyers

Lawyers for three men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks seek testimony from US President Barack Obama and his predecessor George W Bush.
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Thursday, May 24th 2012, 0:22

Babies who are delivered through Caesarean section are twice as likely to become obese than those born traditionally, US research suggests.
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Restaurant chain's recipe for social media success

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 23:08

The US restaurant chain using social media to cook up sales
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No charges for US jet scare woman

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 22:10

A woman who caused a US plane to be diverted by claiming to be carrying a surgically implanted device will not face charges, a prosecutor says.
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Mexico extradites 'drug kingpin'

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 21:46
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: El Grande

Alleged Mexican drug lord Sergio Villarreal, known as El Grande, is extradited to the United States for trial on charges of drug trafficking.
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US agents in 64 misconduct cases

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 19:08

Sixty-four allegations of sexual misconduct have been made against the US Secret Service over the past five years, a congressional panel hears.
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Dell focuses on touchscreen PCs

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 10:14

The US computer maker hopes new Windows 8 touchscreen computers can turn around a slump in sales to consumers.
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Donna Summer track joins archive

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 10:00

The Donna Summer classic I Feel Love is one of 25 songs and other sounds to be inducted into the US National Recording Registry.
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Katherine Jenkins TV dance second

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 8:50

Singer Katherine Jenkins comes second in the final of the US version of Strictly Come Dancing to an American football star.
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US drone 'kills four' in Pakistan

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 6:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: North

Four suspected militants are killed by a US drone in the volatile North Waziristan tribal region of north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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N Korea launch site in 'upgrade'

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 3:40
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A "major upgrade" is under way at North Korea's rocket launch site, a report says, as Pyongyang hits out at US warnings on a nuclear test.
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US 'could fall off fiscal cliff'

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 2:37

The US could tip into recession if the government does not avert year-end tax hikes and federal spending cuts, auditors say.
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VIDEO: Will Canada's housing bubble burst?

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 1:51
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Toronto, Vancouver

Property prices in Toronto and Vancouver are soaring - but could Canada's housing market face a US-style crash?
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US Kabul ambassador to step down

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 23:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US ambassador to Afghanistan, Ryan Crocker, is to step down this summer due to ill health after a year in his position, the state department says.
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'Implant alert' diverts US plane

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 21:38
related countries: France France

A US plane bound for Charlotte, North Carolina, makes an early landing in Maine after a woman claims to be carrying a surgically implanted device.
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Clijsters to retire after US Open

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 21:09

Former world number one Kim Clijsters says she will retire after attempting to win a fourth US Open title in September.
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US city marks tornado anniversary

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 20:14
related places: Joplin

The US city of Joplin marks the first anniversary of the country's most deadly tornado in 60 years with several ceremonies.
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Nasa chief hails new era in space

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 16:56

The head of Nasa has hailed a "new era" in exploration after the launch of the first cargo delivery to the space station by a private company.
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Google seals deal with Motorola

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 14:27
related countries: China China

Google's $12.5bn purchase of US phone maker Motorola Mobility has been completed days after it received approval from the Chinese government.
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House bows out on dramatic note

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 12:44
related places: House

The final episode of Hugh Laurie's award-winning medical drama House airs in the US, eight years after its TV debut.
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Houston's final record released

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 10:29

The last recording by pop star Whitney Houston - a duet with American Idol winner Jordin Sparks - is released.
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Hunger Games village up for sale

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 6:50
related places: The Village

The village in the US state of North Carolina used to film District 12 from The Hunger Games is to be sold at auction in July.
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Anger over 'Reagan blood' auction

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 6:38
related places: Reagan

The foundation of late US President Ronald Reagan expresses outrage after a vial said to have held a sample of his blood is offered for auction.
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US targets tougher Iran sanctions

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 3:41
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The US Senate approves a bill to tighten sanctions against Iran in a bid to force Tehran to abandon its nuclear programme.
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Chinese fakes 'used in US planes'

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 2:35
related countries: China China
related places: Senate

Vast numbers of counterfeit Chinese electronic parts are being used in US military equipment, a key Senate committee investigation finds.
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VIDEO: US webcam spy student sentenced

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 1:36

A US student convicted of using a webcam to secretly film his room-mate in a gay encounter has been sentenced to 30 days in prison.
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Jail for US webcam spy student

Monday, May 21st 2012, 20:58

A US student who used a webcam to secretly film his room-mate in a gay encounter is sentenced to 30 days in prison by a judge.
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Nato upbeat on Pakistan dispute

Monday, May 21st 2012, 19:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Chicago

Nato's chief says he is optimistic Pakistan will reopen key supply routes to Afghanistan, as world leaders discuss a future Afghan strategy.
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Barclays to sell Blackrock stake

Monday, May 21st 2012, 12:17
related places: Blackrock

Barclays says it will sell its stake in US asset management firm Blackrock, which has a value of $6.1bn (£3.8bn).
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Avengers tops US box office again

Monday, May 21st 2012, 10:58
related countries: Canada Canada

Superhero movie The Avengers has topped the US and Canadian box office for the third week in a row, taking $55.1m (£34.8m), studio estimates suggest.
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In pictures: Annular eclipse

Monday, May 21st 2012, 10:27
related places: Asia

How 'ring of fire' eclipse was seen around the world
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China clears Google Motorola bid

Monday, May 21st 2012, 10:20
related countries: China China

Chinese regulators approve Google's $12.5bn purchase of US phone maker Motorola Mobility, the final hurdle for the deal to go through.
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Row dogs dinosaur skeleton sale

Monday, May 21st 2012, 6:50

A row breaks out over the sale of a rare dinosaur skeleton sold at auction in the US, with Mongolia's president saying it was smuggled out.
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Yahoo agrees $7.1bn Alibaba deal

Monday, May 21st 2012, 5:48
related countries: China China

US internet company Yahoo says it has reached a deal to sell part of its stake in China's biggest internet company Alibaba Group.
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China's Wanda to buy AMC cinema

Monday, May 21st 2012, 5:35
related countries: China China
related places: Wanda

Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group agrees to buy US Cinema chain AMC Entertainment for $2.6bn, making it the biggest movie theatre owner globally.
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VIDEO: US reaction to Megrahi death

Monday, May 21st 2012, 5:34
related countries: Libya Libya

The death of the Libyan man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing has been received with mixed emotions by the relatives of the victims.
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S Korea urges North on 'new path'

Monday, May 21st 2012, 3:46
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

South Korea urges North Korea to follow a 'different path to peace' at the start of talks with the US and Japan, amid fears of a third nuclear test.
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Millions watch Pacific eclipse

Monday, May 21st 2012, 3:29
related places: Moon, Sun, Monday, Asia

An annular eclipse, in which the Moon partially blocks out light from the Sun, has moved across east Asia and the western US.
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Cheap dysentery drug 'promising'

Sunday, May 20th 2012, 18:26

A cheap drug, which is already prescribed for arthritis, could fight amoebic dysentery, according to researchers in the US.
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US firms put principles before profits

Sunday, May 20th 2012, 16:31

The US firms putting social values before chasing the highest profits
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VIDEO: Nato summit to focus on Afghanistan

Sunday, May 20th 2012, 9:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Chicago

World leaders travel to Chicago in the US for the Nato summit, where it is hoped an aid plan for Afghanistan will be agreed.
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VIDEO: Chen Guangcheng arrives in the US

Sunday, May 20th 2012, 8:36
related countries: China China
related places: New York

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng arrives in New York with his wife and children to begin a new life in the United States.
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Obama: EU 'must focus on growth'

Sunday, May 20th 2012, 6:09

US President Obama wraps up a G8 summit saying that leaders agree economies must focus on jobs and growth to boost recovery.
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China activist Chen lands in US

Sunday, May 20th 2012, 3:49
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing, Newark, New York

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng arrives in New York, after his escape to the US embassy in Beijing last month sparked a diplomatic crisis.
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China activist Chen heads for US

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 17:56
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, whose stay at the US embassy caused a diplomatic crisis, leaves China on a plane heading for the US.
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