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US faces climate talks dilemma

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 7:35
related countries: Qatar Qatar

The US faces a dilemma at climate change talks in Qatar, as the final text approves the principle of compensating poorer nations.
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Psy 'sorry' for anti-US protests

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 4:33
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean rapper Psy, whose song Gangnam Style became an internet sensation, apologises for taking part in anti-US protests several years ago.
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Obama asks for $60bn in Sandy aid

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 0:49
related places: Congress, Sandy

The US president asks Congress to authorise more than $60bn (£37bn) in disaster-relief funding in the wake of "Superstorm Sandy".
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Gay unions get Supreme Court slot

Friday, December 7th 2012, 23:08

The US Supreme Court is to hear arguments on whether laws banning gay marriage are illegal under the US Constitution, it announces.
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Lagarde urges fiscal cliff deal

Friday, December 7th 2012, 21:43

Christine Lagarde urges US leaders to reach a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, warning that the uncertainty is damaging the global economy.
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VIDEO: Firm will 'fly to the moon by 2020'

Friday, December 7th 2012, 18:54

On the 40th anniversary of the final manned mission to the Moon, Nasa's Apollo 17 mission, a private US company says it intends to fly to the moon by 2020.
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Clinton condemns NI flag violence

Friday, December 7th 2012, 16:51
related places: Union, Belfast, Friday

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemns this week's violence in Northern Ireland during a visit to Belfast.
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US jobless rate at four-year low

Friday, December 7th 2012, 16:29

The US adds a surprise 146,000 new jobs in November, cutting the jobless rate to 7.7%, as the economy shrugs off storm Sandy.
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Russia retaliates in US bill row

Friday, December 7th 2012, 15:20
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia announces a tit-for-tat visa bar on Americans guilty of human rights violations, over the US Magnitsky Act.
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Netflix rebuked for Facebook post

Friday, December 7th 2012, 9:15

US regulators threaten the head of Netflix with legal action for posting information about its performance on Facebook rather than official channels.
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US ships to track N Korea launch

Friday, December 7th 2012, 7:28
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea

The US moves warships to track a North Korean rocket set to launch this month as Japan orders its military to shoot down debris over its territory.
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Piracy accused 'happy case over'

Friday, December 7th 2012, 4:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British student accused by the US authorities of running a website which broke copyright laws welcomes a deal which drops the case.
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Judge revisits Apple v Samsung

Friday, December 7th 2012, 4:06
related places: August, Apple

A US judge urges Apple and Samsung to end their ongoing legal patents battle, as she reviews $1.05bn (£652m) awarded to Apple in damages in an August ruling.
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Zimmerman sues NBC over call edit

Friday, December 7th 2012, 3:03
related places: Florida

The Florida man charged with murder over the killing of an unarmed teenager sues US network NBC, saying an edited audio clip portrayed him as racist.
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Five myths about the falling US birth rate

Friday, December 7th 2012, 2:01

Is the US turning into Europe?
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VIDEO: Obamas light White House Christmas tree

Friday, December 7th 2012, 1:11
related places: White House

The Obama family have switched on the US National Christmas Tree, which sits on the Ellipse, behind the White House in Washington DC.
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Zynga seeks US gambling licence

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 22:50
related places: Nevada

Games developer Zynga takes the first step towards applying for a gambling licence from the US state of Nevada.
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Russian fury at 'absurd' US law

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 21:12
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia denounces an "absurd" trade bill passed by the US Congress that will also penalise Russian officials linked to human rights violations.
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Tea Party US senator DeMint quits

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 17:21

US Republican senator and Tea Party champion Jim DeMint announces he is resigning to lead a conservative think tank.
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Bosnia US embassy attacker jailed

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 15:40
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
related places: Sarajevo

Suspected Islamist Mevlid Jasarevic, who fired at the US embassy in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo in October 2011, is jailed for 18 years.
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US Congress bans word 'lunatic'

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 15:10

The US Congress approves a measure to strike the word "lunatic" from all federal legislation, in an effort to remove demeaning language.
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Thursday, December 6th 2012, 15:07
related places: Washington

Possession of marijuana becomes legal in the US state of Washington, a month after voters opted for legalisation.
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Apple to make Mac computers in US

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 14:10
related places: Mac, Apple

Some of Apple's Mac computers will be made in the US, chief executive Tim Cook says.
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VIDEO: Round two: Apple v Samsung

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 9:19
related places: August, Apple

The battle between Apple and Samsung returns to a US court to review damages awarded to Apple in August.
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Bank sees $330m Iran settlement

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 6:25
related countries: Iran Iran

Standard Chartered expects to pay $330m (£205m) to US regulators to settle claims that it did not comply with US sanctions against Iran.
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Satellite pictures Earth in black

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 5:37
related places: Cloud, Earth

Cloud-free images from the latest US polar orbiting meteorological satellite are assembled into a stunning night-time view of Planet Earth.
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Cuba accuses US over Gross health

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 2:32
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana, Gross

Cuba accuses Washington of lying about the health of a US man serving a 15-year jail term in Havana for smuggling illegal internet equipment.
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Obama urged to join cliff talks

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 0:39

The US president and House speaker talk by phone, as Republicans call for the president to get personally involved in efforts to strike a fiscal cliff deal.
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Obama 'to seek $50bn Sandy aid'

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 22:45
related places: Congress, Sandy

President Barack Obama is expected to ask Congress for about $50bn in extra emergency aid for states hit by storm Sandy, Democrats and officials say.
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Dave Brubeck: Jazz pianist dies

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 17:59

Dave Brubeck, the US jazz pianist who recorded Take Five and toured with Duke Ellington, dies aged 91, his manager says.
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US worker productivity increases

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 14:16

US output per worker grew by its fastest rate since 2010 in the third quarter of this year, according to official data.
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New EU-US crackdown on child porn

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 12:20

The EU and US launch a "global alliance" to combat child sexual abuse online, embracing 48 countries committed to joint action.
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Netflix gets Disney film rights

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 11:32
related places: Disney

Internet movie streamer Netflix has acquired the rights to offer Disney films in the US shortly after they leave cinemas.
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Malcolm star has 'mini-stroke'

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 11:27
related places: Malcolm

Frankie Muniz, famous for playing the lead in US sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, says he has suffered a mini-stroke.
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Deal reached to end LA strike

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 9:47
related places: Los Angeles

Agreement is reached to end a strike at the port of Los Angeles which has been disrupting the busiest shipping complex in the US, the mayor says.
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Seinfeld star cast in new sitcom

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 9:24

An American cable network says it has cast Seinfeld star Michael Richards in a pilot for a new sitcom.
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AUDIO: Could Vogue boss be US ambassador?

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 8:36

Rumours have resurfaced today about Anna Wintour's possible move away from fashion's front line to take up an ambassadorial role for President Obama.
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Tesco to review US chain future

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 8:19
related places: Tesco

Tesco is launching a strategic review that may lead to the sale or closure of its US-based Fresh and Easy chain, the company confirms.
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VIDEO: Nasa to send new rover to Mars

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 7:18
related places: Mars

The US space agency (Nasa) says it will launch a new rover to Mars in 2020.
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'Oldest person' dies in US at 116

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 4:19
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Atlanta

The woman listed as the world's oldest person - Besse Cooper, from Georgia in the United States - dies at the age of 116 near Atlanta.
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VIDEO: Strikes turn US ports into ghost towns

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 4:13
related places: Long Beach, Los Angeles

Clerical workers have been on strike at the US ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach for more than a week.
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UN disability law fails in Senate

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 0:19
related places: Senate

A vote on a UN treaty on disability rights fails in the US Senate, despite an appearance from ex-presidential candidate Bob Dole, who supports the bill.
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Los Angeles port hit by strike

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 23:50
related places: Los Angeles

A strike at the port of Los Angeles enters a seventh day, disrupting the busiest shipping complex in the US.
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Philip Green 'in Topshop talks'

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 23:21

Retail magnate Sir Philip Green is in talks to sell off part of his Top Shop chain to US investors, sources have said.
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Huawei denies US 'threat' claims

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 22:04
related countries: China China
related places: Huawei

Chinese telecoms firm Huawei hits back at report by American politicians which claims it is a security threat.
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Obama: 'Taxes may drop in 2013'

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 20:44

US President Barack Obama says taxes for the rich could go down in 2013 alongside broader reform, but must rise now as part of a "fiscal cliff" deal.
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Nato approves Patriot deployment

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 18:31
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey
related places: Damascus, Patriot

Nato approves the deployment of Patriot anti-missile batteries on Turkey's border with Syria, as concern grows over chemical weapons.
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Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 17:39

A US mother who beheaded her two-year-old son had smoked PCP-laced marijuana, officials say, the second murder linked nearby to the drug cocktail.
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Iran TV shows 'captured US drone'

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 16:49
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Gulf

Iranian state television shows images of what it says is an unmanned US drone captured in its airspace, but the US Navy denies losing one.
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McIlroy wins Player of Year title

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 16:20

Rory McIlroy is voted the PGA Tour Player of the Year after winning four US Tour events and the World Championship in Dubai in 2012.
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Rock star charged over fan death

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 15:01
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Prague

Randy Blythe, the frontman of US metal band Lamb of God, is charged over the death of a fan at a concert in Prague in 2010.
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Judge removed in Fort Hood trial

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 3:06
related places: Texas

The top US military court removes the judge presiding over the murder trial of Maj Nidal Hasan, accused of killing 13 people at a Texas army base.
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US fines China nuclear exporter

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 2:50
related countries: China China, Pakistan Pakistan

A Chinese government-linked company pleads guilty to illegally exporting high-performance coatings from the US to a nuclear power plant in Pakistan.
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Two charged for Coast Guard death

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 1:18
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Two Mexican men are charged with killing a US federal officer after a suspected smuggler's vessel collided with a US Coast Guard boat.
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Republicans make new cliff bid

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 22:54
related places: White House

US Republicans propose a $2.2tn (£1.4tn) plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff", including changes to key benefits, but it is quickly rejected by the White House.
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US town evacuated over explosives

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 19:52
related places: Louisiana

A Louisiana town has been evacuated after officials found 6m lb (2.7m kg) of an illegally stored explosive used for howitzers, police say.
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US man shoots ex at church organ

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 19:50

A US music teacher is charged with murder for allegedly shooting dead his ex-wife while she played the organ at a church service.
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Downward mobility haunts US education

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 19:03
related places: Hollywood

US education has lost its Hollywood ending
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US charges accountants over China

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 17:37
related countries: China China
related places: Big Four

The US financial regulator charges the Chinese units of five accounting firms, including the "Big Four", over refusing to hand over auditing data.
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US coastguard dies as boat rammed

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 16:31
related places: California

A US coastguard dies after his boat is rammed by a suspected smuggler's vessel off the coast of southern California, the US Coast Guard says.
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Twilight continues US chart reign

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 9:55
related places: Twilight

The Twilight finale continues to dominate the North American box office, topping the chart for a third consecutive week.
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Activist appeals to China leader

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 7:33
related countries: China China

US-based blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng urges the new leader of China's Communist Party to carry out political reforms and uphold human rights.
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VIDEO: Hurricane Sandy boosts car sales

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 7:29

In the US, the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy has pushed up demand for new cars as those affected head to showrooms to replace their flooded cars.
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Plastic bulb promises truer light

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 5:05

US researchers say they have developed a new type of lighting that could replace fluorescent bulbs in homes and offices.
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NFL team plays on despite deaths

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 21:34

The Kansas City Chiefs host an NFL game at the stadium where just a day earlier one of their players killed himself after shooting his girlfriend.
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US budget talks 'in stalemate'

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 16:20
related places: White House

US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner rules out a budget deal unless Republicans accept a White House plan dismissed by House Speaker John Boehner.
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Taliban target US Afghan base

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 11:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Taliban suicide bombers have killed four Afghan soldiers and wounded Nato troops in an attack on a joint US-Afghan airbase in eastern Afghanistan.
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NFL player kills woman and self

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 3:04

Kansas City Chiefs American football player Jovan Belcher kills his girlfriend before taking his own life outside the team's stadium.
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VIDEO: NFL star kills self and partner

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 3:02

Kansas City Chiefs American football player Jovan Belcher has killed himself outside the team's main stadium.
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Beckham's LA stint ends in glory

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 0:22

David Beckham ends his United States stint with silverware as LA Galaxy win the MLS Cup in his final game.
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Did the US fall for Brand Beckham?

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 0:10

Did Brand Beckham really conquer the US?
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US warns Israel on settler homes

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 11:54
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticises Israel's authorisation of 3,000 more housing units in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
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Tennis judge murder case dropped

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 0:05

Charges are dismissed against a top US tennis judge who was accused of bludgeoning her husband to death with a coffee mug.
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Wikileaks hearing is shown noose

Friday, November 30th 2012, 23:27

A US Army court sees a noose made from a bed sheet by alleged Wikileaks source Private Bradley Manning as he considered suicide.
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US gay-marriage decision deferred

Friday, November 30th 2012, 23:16

The nine justices of the US Supreme Court put off until next week a decision on whether to consider the constitutionality of same-sex marriage.
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Missouri couple claim US jackpot

Friday, November 30th 2012, 18:45

A 52-year-old mechanic from Missouri and his wife claim their share of a $587.5m Powerball lottery jackpot.
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Strauss-Kahn team deny $6m deal

Friday, November 30th 2012, 16:43

Lawyers for former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn say reports that he settled a lawsuit with a hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault are false.
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Key world economies slow sharply

Friday, November 30th 2012, 15:35
related countries: Canada Canada, India India

Growth in India, Brazil and Canada slows in the third quarter, while economic data for October in the US and eurozone also disappoints.
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Dr. Dre 'highest-paid musician'

Friday, November 30th 2012, 15:00
related places: Forbes

The American hip-hop artist and producer tops a Forbes list of the 25 highest-paid musicians in 2012.
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VIDEO: Giant sinkhole in Ohio highway

Friday, November 30th 2012, 10:36
related places: Ohio

A huge sinkhole has caused the collapse of a highway in the US state of Ohio.
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Sixty-day bread could cut waste

Friday, November 30th 2012, 10:00

An American company has developed a technique that it says can make bread stay mould-free for 60 days.
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VIDEO: Palestinians win upgraded UN status

Friday, November 30th 2012, 7:01
related countries: Israel Israel

The UN General Assembly has voted to grant the Palestinians non-member observer state status - a move opposed by Israel and the US.
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Canada 'eco-terrorist' surrenders

Friday, November 30th 2012, 4:49
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian woman accused of involvement in the "largest eco-terrorism case" in the US history surrenders after a decade on the run.
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Two winners of $587m US lottery

Friday, November 30th 2012, 3:13

Two winning tickets were bought for a $587.5m Powerball lottery jackpot, the second-highest prize in US history, organisers say.
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Where's all the beef gone?

Friday, November 30th 2012, 1:04
related places: Why

Why the US is suffering a serious shortage of cattle
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US birth rate falls to record low

Friday, November 30th 2012, 0:27

The US birth rate fell to a record low last year, led by a sharp decline in child-bearing among foreign-born women, a Pew study reports.
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Wikileaks accused 'had breakdown'

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 21:48
related places: Fort Meade, Maryland

The US Army private accused of sending secret documents to Wikileaks testifies at a pre-trial hearing that he had a prison breakdown.
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Firms bidding for Twinkies brands

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 21:29

One of the best-known US snack food brands may survive as its bankrupt owner reveals it is in talks with 110 potential buyers.
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Obama and Romney meet for lunch

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 20:56
related places: Congress, Romney

US President Barack Obama has a turkey chili lunch with defeated election rival Mitt Romney, as fiscal cliff talks falter in Congress.
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George H W Bush in Texas hospital

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 17:16
related places: Houston, Texas

Former US President George H W Bush is being treated for bronchitis in hospital in Houston, Texas, a hospital spokeswoman says.
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US growth rate revised up to 2.7%

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 15:58

The US economy grew at an annualised 2.7% in the third quarter of the year, revised data shows, up from the 2% estimate released before the election.
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Concorde killings verdict quashed

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 15:31
related countries: France France

A French court clears US airline Continental of criminal blame for the Concorde crash in 2000, two years after another court ruled it responsible.
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Bin Laden doctor protest denied

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 13:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A prison official denies reports the Pakistani doctor jailed for his part in the US raid that killed Osama Bin Laden is on hunger strike.
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US piracy crackdown delayed again

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 9:48

Plans to send letters to US illegal downloaders have been delayed, with Hurricane Sandy blamed for disrupting testing schedules.
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US Mumbai plotter to be sentenced

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 4:44
related places: Chicago

A Chicago man who pleaded guilty to checking targets for the 2008 Mumbai attacks will be sentenced on 17 January, a judge has ruled.
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VIDEO: Photographic odyssey that documented Native Americans

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 1:16

At the dawn of the 20th century, photographer Edward Curtis captured the dwindling Native American population in stunning photographs.
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Christie seeks $37bn in storm aid

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 23:01

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie requests $37bn (£23bn) in aid from the US federal government to help the US state recover from "Superstorm" Sandy.
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VIDEO: Powerball jackpot hits $550m

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 22:43

A record US Powerball lottery jackpot has swelled to $550m (£344m) ahead of Wednesday's prize draw, officials say
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Buffett: Cliff talks may drag on

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 22:04

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett believes the US fiscal cliff may not be solved until January, missing the December deadline, as markets remain jittery.
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Nokia seeks Blackberry sales bans

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 20:30
related countries: Canada Canada, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Blackberry

Nokia is seeking to ban sales of Blackberry phones in the US, UK and Canada after its rival refused to pay patent licence fees.
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