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We have started to collect the most important news related to United States in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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United States: news

Can genetically modified mosquitoes prevent disease in the US?

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 0:45

Can GM bugs halt disease spread in the US?
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US unemployment rate holds steady

Friday, January 4th 2013, 22:49

The US economy added a further 155,000 jobs in December, while the unemployment rate held steady at 7.8%, official figures show.
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Sandy flood aid passes Congress

Friday, January 4th 2013, 20:09
related places: Congress, Sandy

The US Congress passes an aid package for victims of "superstorm" Sandy days after an outcry from politicians in hard-hit areas over a delay in approval.
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Swiss bank to close after US fine

Friday, January 4th 2013, 14:05
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: New York

Switzerland's oldest bank, Wegelin, is to close permanently after pleading guilty in a New York court to helping Americans evade their taxes.
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New Pakistan militant chief named

Friday, January 4th 2013, 13:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Bahawal Khan

Bahawal Khan is to replace senior Pakistani militant leader Mullah Nazir, who was killed in a US drone strike in South Waziristan.
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Adele tops US chart again in 2012

Friday, January 4th 2013, 10:27

Adele's award-winning album 21 is named the biggest-selling record in the US for the second year in a row.
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VIDEO: Google's Schmidt visiting North Korea

Friday, January 4th 2013, 6:52
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Schmidt

The US state department has said a planned visit to North Korea by Google chairman Eric Schmidt is unhelpful.
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US car sales hit five-year high

Friday, January 4th 2013, 5:30

US car sales rise 13.4% in 2012, making it the best year for the industry since 2007, industry data shows.
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CIA pressed over Bin Laden film

Friday, January 4th 2013, 1:35

A US Senate committee demands information about contacts between the CIA and the makers of Zero Dark Thirty, a film about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden.
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Transocean agrees oil spill fine

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 23:52

Transocean, which owned the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, agrees a $1.4bn (£867m) settlement with the US government for violating the Clean Water Act.
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VIDEO: Terror suspect extradited to US

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 22:43
related places: Manchester

A man accused of leading an al-Qaeda plot to set off bombs in Manchester has been extradited to the United States.
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Bond buying worries central bank

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 22:34

A number of senior figures at the Federal Reserve want the US central bank to slow down its bond-buying programme "well before the end of 2013".
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Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 22:14

Google makes 'significant changes' to how it does business to avoid legal action from US regulator the Federal Trade Commission.
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New US Congress re-elects Boehner

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 21:02

The US Congress begins a new term and re-elects John Boehner as House speaker, with budget battles expected to resume in the coming weeks.
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US criticises Google Korea visit

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 19:25
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US state department says a planned visit to North Korea by Google chairman Eric Schmidt is not "particularly helpful".
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Pakistan militant leader killed

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 19:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Senior Pakistani militant leader Mullah Nazir is killed by a US drone strike in the tribal area of north-western Pakistan, local security officials say.
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Skippy brand sold to Spam owner

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 16:23
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Peanut

Peanut butter brand Skippy is sold for $700m (£431m) by Dutch food giant Unilever to the US company behind Spam.
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Sandy Hook children back to class

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 15:31

Children from the primary school where a gunman killed 26 people last month begin the new term at a building police say is the US's "safest school".
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US urged to tackle budget deficit

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 14:40
related places: Moody

US politicians are urged to do more to sort out the country's ballooning budget deficit by the two largest credit rating agencies, Moody's and Standard & Poor's.
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Terror suspect extradited to US

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 14:22
related places: Manchester

A terror suspect accused of leading an al-Qaeda plot to set off bombs in the centre of Manchester is extradited to the United States.
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Al Jazeera targets US expansion

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 13:05
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Gore

Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera acquires Current TV, the cable television network founded by former US Vice President Al Gore.
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HBO sued over cancelled show Luck

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 12:36
related places: Luck

US network HBO is sued by a woman who claims she was unfairly dismissed from horseracing drama Luck, which was axed after several animals died.
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Aviation firm shuts US operation

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 11:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scottish company John Menzies decides to shut its loss-making cargo business at Chicago Airport in the US, at a cost of £7m.
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Clinton discharged from hospital

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 3:19
related places: New York

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is discharged from a New York hospital after treatment on a blood clot between her skull and brain
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VIDEO: Clinton discharged from hospital

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 3:14

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been discharged from hospital after treatment on a blood clot between her skull and brain.
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Fiscal cliff: Economic winners and losers

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 2:27

The big winners and losers from the US fiscal cliff agreement
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US town bans small water bottles

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 0:05
related places: Concord

The town of Concord in Massachusetts bans the sale of bottled water in units smaller than one litre to reduce waste and encourage tap water use.
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Markets rally on US fiscal deal

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 22:44

Global stock markets rally after a short-term deal to stave off the US "fiscal cliff" was reached, averting spending cuts and tax increases worth $600bn (£370bn).
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Sandy aid bill to get House vote

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 22:35
related places: Congress, Sandy, New York

The US House will hold a vote on a $60bn (£37bn) aid package for areas hit by "superstorm" Sandy by 15 January, Speaker John Boehner says.
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US singer Patti Page dies aged 85

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 22:03

American singer Patti Page, one of the most popular artists of the 1950s with hits including Tennessee Waltz, dies at the age of 85.
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Author offers role to dog rescuer

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 17:14

US author Dennis Lehane, who wrote Shutter Island and Mystic River, pledges to name a new character after the person who returns his missing pet dog.
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Obama praises 'fiscal cliff' deal

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 14:14
related places: Senate

President Barack Obama hails a deal reached in the US Congress to raise taxes on wealthy people and delay spending cuts.
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Chinese 'pirate search engine' shuts

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 13:43
related countries: China China

A Chinese search engine which linked to pirated content is shut down after appearing on a US blacklist.
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Asian shares up on US fiscal deal

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 7:56

Asian markets rise after the US House of Representatives passes a deal to stave off the so-called fiscal cliff.
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VIDEO: Obama: 'More work needed' after bill

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 4:52
related places: Congress

US President Barack Obama says more work is needed to strengthen the US economy after Congress votes in favour of a deal to stave off a "fiscal cliff" of drastic taxation and spending measures.
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US fiscal deal faces House vote

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 2:40
related places: House

A US Senate-backed deal to stave off a "fiscal cliff" of taxation and spending goes to the House, with a late-evening vote now due.
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US Senate approves key tax deal

Tuesday, January 1st 2013, 10:47

The US Senate approves a deal to avert a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts known as the "fiscal cliff", hours after missing a deadline.
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US fiscal cliff deal 'reached'

Tuesday, January 1st 2013, 6:31

The US formally misses a deadline to avert spending cuts and tax rises - the "fiscal cliff" - despite a tentative last-ditch deal in the Senate.
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Tenants 'shot in snow-shovel row'

Tuesday, January 1st 2013, 1:36

A 74-year-old US landlord shoots dead two teenage tenants after an argument about snow-shovelling, police say.
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Clinton clot 'behind right ear'

Monday, December 31st 2012, 22:24

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is making "excellent progress" after a blood clot was found between her brain and skull, doctors say.
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Briton, 21, denies US sex charges

Monday, December 31st 2012, 20:55
related places: Hampshire

A 21-year-old man from Hampshire appears in court in the United States to deny six charges of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.
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Deal 'closer' in US fiscal talks

Monday, December 31st 2012, 19:07
related places: New Year

US congressional leaders are said to be closing in on a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" of tax rises and spending cuts ahead of a midnight deadline.
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VIDEO: Hillary Clinton has blood clot

Monday, December 31st 2012, 18:17
related places: New York

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been admitted to hospital in New York with a blood clot, officials say.
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Hillary Clinton has blood clot

Monday, December 31st 2012, 16:31

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is spending a second day in hospital after being admitted with a blood clot linked to a concussion.
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Egyptian pound in further slide

Monday, December 31st 2012, 13:07
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The Egyptian pound falls further against the US dollar, despite efforts by the country's financial authorities to intervene in the money markets.
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US woman missing in Afghanistan

Monday, December 31st 2012, 11:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The family of a pregnant American woman missing with her husband in Afghanistan make a fresh appeal for her safe return.
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The Hobbit keeps box office crown

Monday, December 31st 2012, 10:39

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey tops the North American box office for the third weekend in a row.
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VIDEO: Obama presses Republicans on deal

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 22:33

US President Barack Obama has increased pressure on Republicans to accept a deal aimed at stopping the country going over a "fiscal cliff".
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Obama presses Republicans on deal

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 20:17

President Obama puts pressure on Republicans to accept a deal aimed at avoiding a tax and spending "fiscal cliff", as the end-of-year deadline looms.
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VIDEO: Fiscal cliff deadline closes in

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 9:44
related places: Sunday

The US Congress will reconvene in a rare Sunday session in a last ditch effort to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.
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'US drone' kills Yemen suspects

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 7:34
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Bayda'

At least three suspected al-Qaeda militants are killed by a US drone strike in south-western al-Bayda province, local officials say.
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George Bush out of intensive care

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 21:38

Former US President George H W Bush is moved out of intensive care after his condition improves, a spokesman says.
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VIDEO: CCTV of second NY subway suspect

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 12:15
related places: New York

US police have released CCTV footage of a woman who is alleged to have pushed a passenger in front of an oncoming train in New York.
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VIDEO: Obama hopeful of 'fiscal cliff' deal

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 4:53
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama says he is "modestly optimistic" that a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" is possible, after a last-ditch White House meeting.
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Race to beat wind energy deadline

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 3:14

US energy companies race to install wind turbines before a federal tax subsidy expires at the end of this year.
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US man 'pushed in front of train'

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 3:02
related places: New York

A subway passenger in New York dies after a woman allegedly pushes him in front of a train, in the second such incident to occur in December.
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US seeks 'drug lord' extradition

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 1:24
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Colombia Colombia
related places: Henry

US requests extradition of Henry de Jesus Lopez, one of Colombia's most wanted drug dealers, detained two months ago in Argentina.
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Obama 'optimistic' on cliff deal

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 0:11
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama says he is "modestly optimistic" that a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" is possible, after a last-ditch White House meeting.
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Obama 'makes no new cliff offer'

Friday, December 28th 2012, 22:16
related places: White House

President Obama asks US Congress to back an interim plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff" and extend tax cuts for most Americans, reports say.
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US evacuates its embassy in CAR

Friday, December 28th 2012, 13:01
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic
related places: Bangui

The US says it has evacuated its Central African Republic embassy as rebels threaten to advance towards the capital and the president appeals for help.
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US Gen Norman Schwarzkopf dies

Friday, December 28th 2012, 7:41
related places: Florida, Tampa

Retired US General Norman Schwarzkopf, who led troops in the 1991 Gulf War, has died aged 78 in Tampa, Florida.
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VIDEO: US winter storm claims more lives

Friday, December 28th 2012, 6:33

At least 15 people are reported to have died in a severe winter storm in the United States.
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Japan's Tepco sued by US sailors

Friday, December 28th 2012, 3:13
related countries: Japan Japan

Tokyo Electric Power Company, owner of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, is sued by eight US sailors over radiation exposure.
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US man admits dinosaur smuggling

Friday, December 28th 2012, 1:07
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia

A fossils dealer admits smuggling dinosaur bones into the US, including the skeleton of a 70 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus bataar from Mongolia.
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US snow storm claims more lives

Friday, December 28th 2012, 0:25
related places: Christmas, Midwest

Sixteen people have been reported killed by a severe snow storm moving through the north-eastern US after disrupting Christmas in the Midwest.
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US to probe Autonomy sale to HP

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 23:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Justice, Hewlett

Hewlett-Packard's contentious purchase of UK software firm Autonomy is being investigated by the US Department of Justice.
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US 'heading over fiscal cliff'

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 21:22

The US appears to be heading over the "fiscal cliff", the Democratic US Senate leader says, as the House prepares a last-minute return to Washington.
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Rescue Me singer Bass dies at 72

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 20:21
related places: Bass

American soul singer, Fontella Bass, best remembered for the hit single Rescue Me, dies of complications following a heart attack aged 72.
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Porn producer to widen piracy blitz

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 16:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Appeal

Golden Eye says it plans to seek to chase UK porn pirates on behalf of US companies after winning a Court of Appeal ruling.
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VIDEO: More snow expected in the US

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 15:52
related places: Maine, New York

The snowstorm is expected to move towards New York state and Maine where more snow is expected in the next 24 hours.
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China opens GPS-substitute to public

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 14:41
related places: Asia

China allows commercial services in Asia to start using Beidou, its location data rival to the US's GPS system.
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VIDEO: Emergency as winter storm hits US

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 13:44
related places: Midwest

A state of emergency is declared as at least six people die in tornadoes, storms and blizzards that are sweeping across southern and central areas of the United States.
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Thursday, December 27th 2012, 12:06

In the wake of the US school shootings, publisher EA removes links from video game Medal of Honor's website directing users to weapons retailers.
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US chipmaker faces huge patent fine

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 11:51

A jury orders hard disk chipmaker Marvell Technology to pay a university $1.17bn (£723m) in damages for infringing two of its patents.
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Ben Affleck rules out Senate role

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 9:53
related places: Senate

Actor Ben Affleck says he will not run for the US Senate, after speculation he would stand for a seat in Massachusetts.
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US sees upturn in cinema audiences

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 9:42

Cinema audiences in the US rise for the first time in three years, bucking a downward trend in ticket sales.
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Obama back for fiscal cliff talks

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 9:30

US President Barack Obama cuts short his holiday to try to reach a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff - a damaging set of tax rises and spending cuts.
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Yen at 27-month low versus dollar

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 4:35
related countries: Japan Japan

The Japanese yen dips to a 27-month low against the US dollar amid speculation that policymakers will take steps to weaken the currency.
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George H W Bush in intensive care

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 4:29
related places: Sunday

Former US President George Bush Senior has been in intensive care with a fever since Sunday, his spokesman reveals.
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Samsung seeks US ban on Ericsson

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 2:59

Samsung Electronics seeks a ban on the import and sales of some Ericsson products in the US which it claims infringe its patents.
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US small businesses and the fiscal cliff

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 0:05

How will US small businesses cope with the fiscal cliff?
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Toyota agrees $1bn US recall deal

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 23:05
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Toyota

Japanese carmaker Toyota agrees to pay more than $1bn in a settlement of US lawsuits dating back to the recall of millions of cars in 2009 and 2010.
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Chicago mobster Calabrese Sr dies

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 22:58

Convicted Chicago mobster Frank Calabrese Sr dies in prison aged 75, US officials have announced.
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Severe snowstorm moves across US

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 21:43
related places: Midwest

A severe winter storm that whipped up tornadoes in the southern US has brought heavy snow to the Midwest and threatens disruption in the east.
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Russia senators back adoption ban

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 11:42
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's upper house of parliament unanimously backs a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children, amid anger over a US human rights law.
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Bomber targets US base in Khost

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 7:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A suicide car bomber kills at least three people near a US military base in in the south-eastern Afghan city of Khost, officials say.
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VIDEO: Tornadoes cause havoc on US Gulf Coast

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 6:34

More than a dozen tornadoes slammed into the US Gulf Coast, destroying homes and plunging tens of thousands of them into darkness.
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VIDEO: US firefighter gunman 'left note'

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 2:21
related places: Webster

A man alleged to have lured two US volunteer firefighters to their deaths in Webster, New York state, left a long note outlining his plans, police say.
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US firefighter gunman 'left note'

Tuesday, December 25th 2012, 21:01
related places: New York

A man alleged to have lured two US volunteer firefighters to their deaths in New York state left a long note outlining his plans, police say.
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Kabul police killer 'is Iranian'

Tuesday, December 25th 2012, 14:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iran Iran
related places: Kabul

A female officer who killed a US civilian aide at the police headquarters in Kabul is an Iranian national, Afghan authorities say.
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US actor Jack Klugman dies at 90

Tuesday, December 25th 2012, 9:34

US actor Jack Klugman, who starred in the 1970s hit TV series The Odd Couple and Quincy M.E., dies at the age of 90.
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US firefighters killed in 'trap'

Tuesday, December 25th 2012, 7:22
related places: Webster, New York

Two US volunteer firefighters shot dead as they arrived to tackle a fire in New York state were apparently lured there by the gunman, police say.
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Remembering the Christmas bombing of Hanoi

Monday, December 24th 2012, 23:57
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Hanoi, Christmas

The massive US assault that may have helped end the Vietnam war
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Piers Morgan faces US gun backlash

Monday, December 24th 2012, 16:23

Thousands of Americans sign a petition calling for British TV presenter Piers Morgan to be deported, after he voices support for gun control.
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Afghan 'rogue' attacks kill six

Monday, December 24th 2012, 16:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A Nato adviser is shot dead by a woman police officer in Kabul, as five Afghan policemen are killed in a separate "rogue" attack in the north.
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Newsweek unveils last print cover

Monday, December 24th 2012, 12:34

Newsweek, the 80-year-old US current affairs magazine, unveils the cover of its last ever print edition.
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Hobbit dwarfs box office rivals

Monday, December 24th 2012, 11:23

The first instalment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit film trilogy stays top of the US box office, beating new films by Tom Cruise and Barbra Streisand.
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N Koreans 'have 10,000km rocket'

Sunday, December 23rd 2012, 10:07
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea has the ability to fire a rocket more than 10,000km, theoretically putting the Western US in range, South Korean officials say.
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Do American guns kill Mexicans?

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 15:49
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Are US laws to blame for guns reaching Mexican drug gangs?
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AUDIO: 'Syria's chemical weapons ready for use'

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 10:09
related countries: Syria Syria

Congressman Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, speaks to the BBC's Frank Gardner about US concerns over Syria's weapons.
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