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VIDEO: Kerry voted next US Secretary of State

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 5:41
related places: Friday

The American Senate has approved John Kerry as the next US Secretary of State by an overwhelming vote, replacing Hillary Clinton who stands down on Friday.
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US clears A123 sale to China firm

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 3:00
related countries: China China
related places: Wanxiang

China's Wanxiang wins US approval to buy battery maker A123 Systems, despite fears over the transfer of technology to foreign firms.
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US jails Iraqis in terror case

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 2:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Kentucky

An Iraqi man receives life in prison after pleading guilty to terror charges in Kentucky, hours after his co-defendant receives a lesser sentence.
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VIDEO: Soldier has double arm transplant

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 23:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Brendan Marrocco he first American soldier to survive after losing all four limbs in the Iraq war has received a double-arm transplant.
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VIDEO: Obama: 'Common sense' on immigration

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 22:56

Mr Obama said he wants reform to help the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the US to "get on the right side of the law", but the issue remains controversial.
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Obama in immigration reform push

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 21:59

President Barack Obama says the time has come for a sweeping overhaul of the "badly broken" US immigration system.
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Kerry approved to replace Clinton

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 21:51

The US Senate approves Senator John Kerry's nomination as secretary of state, after he was backed unanimously by the foreign relations committee.
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Double arm transplant for soldier

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 21:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The first US soldier to survive losing four limbs in Iraq says he is looking forward to swimming and driving after receiving a double arm transplant.
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BP record $4bn penalty approved

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 20:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A US court approves the biggest criminal fine in US history given to British oil giant BP as part of a settlement related to the fatal 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.
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US housing recovery gains steam

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 16:31

The rebound in US house prices gained momentum in November, however consumer confidence in the country took a hit in January, new data suggests.
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Cats killing 'billions of animals'

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 16:25

Cats are killing billions of birds and other animals in the US each year, a new study suggests.
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Ford shares down on Europe losses

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 15:36
related places: Ford

Shares in Ford fall, despite the US carmaker reporting strong profits for the last three months, as problems in its European business continue to mount.
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VIDEO: Bubble wrap popping sets new record

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 9:53

Students at a high school in the US state of New Jersey have successfully set the record for the most people popping bubble wrap at one time.
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US senators plan immigration reform

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 9:42

A bipartisan group of US senators unveils a plan to pass sweeping reform of the immigration system by the middle of this year.
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Anglo American writes off $4bn

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 8:24
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Minas

Mining group Anglo American says it is taking a $4bn (£2.5bn) writedown after a review of costs at its Minas-Rio iron ore project in Brazil.
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VIDEO: US senators to tackle immigration

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 4:57
related places: America, Republican

A group of Republican and Democratic senators have proposed to work together on a solution to America's immigration problem.
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Japan eases US beef import curbs

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 2:16
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan opens the door for increased imports of beef from the US, as it eases restrictions that have been in place for almost a decade.
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US Treasury attacked on pay policy

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 0:40

The US Treasury is criticised for approving large pay packages for bosses at firms that received bailouts during the financial crisis, a report says.
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Pentagon 'to boost cyber defence'

Monday, January 28th 2013, 16:23

The Pentagon will dramatically beef up its cyber-security staff by as much as fivefold over the next few years, US media report.
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Hansel & Gretel rules box office

Monday, January 28th 2013, 14:28

Hansel & Gretel, a horror film in which the fairy-tale characters are reinvented as adult witch-hunters, bewitches North American box offices.
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VIDEO: Storm Sandy: Three months on

Monday, January 28th 2013, 14:13

Three months ago, Hurricane Sandy swept through the Caribbean and up the east coast of the USA, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.
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Ill Morrissey postpones US gigs

Monday, January 28th 2013, 13:06

Former Smiths singer Morrissey postpones six concerts on his US tour after going into hospital for treatment for a bleeding ulcer.
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Drill reaches deep Antarctic lake

Monday, January 28th 2013, 11:12
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica
related places: Lake

A US attempt to drill into Lake Whillans, a body of water buried almost 1km under Antarctica, achieves its aim.
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US ends phone unlocking amnesty

Monday, January 28th 2013, 9:45

Americans now have to get permission to "unlock" their smartphone so it runs on more than one mobile network.
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VIDEO: Obama praises departing Clinton

Monday, January 28th 2013, 2:38
related places: Clinton

US President Barack Obama has paid tribute to what he called the "extraordinary role" Hillary Clinton played as Secretary of State.
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Obama praises departing Clinton

Monday, January 28th 2013, 1:56
related places: Clinton

US President Barack Obama pays tribute to Hillary Clinton in a joint interview, as both dodge speculation about a presidential bid for Mrs Clinton in 2016.
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The curious US cult of Jane Austen

Monday, January 28th 2013, 1:12

The curious world of American Jane Austen fanatics
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Anonymous hacks US agency website

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 14:43

Activist hacker group Anonymous says it has hacked a US government website in response to the death of internet activist Aaron Swartz.
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Is supersize soda a civil rights issue?

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 2:44

Is a US ban on large cola a civil rights issue?
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Obama recess appointments quashed

Friday, January 25th 2013, 21:26
related places: Senate

A US court issues an "unprecedented" ruling that appointments made by President Barack Obama during a Senate recess were unconstitutional.
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Obama names new chief of staff

Friday, January 25th 2013, 19:34

US President Barack Obama names Denis McDonough, his deputy national security adviser, as his new chief of staff.
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Pentagon laying off 46,000 staff

Friday, January 25th 2013, 17:55
related places: March

The US defence department says it has begun laying off most of its 46,000 temporary employees, as automatic defence budget cuts loom in March.
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US new-home sales best since 2009

Friday, January 25th 2013, 16:59

US sales of newly-built homes last year were the best since 2009, new data shows, despite the market slowing in December.
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US bars Afghan airline over drugs

Friday, January 25th 2013, 15:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghanistan's largest private airline, Kam Air, is barred from receiving US military contracts amid allegations of drug smuggling - charges rejected by its owner.
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Africa gets 'female billionaire'

Friday, January 25th 2013, 14:48
related countries: Angola Angola
related places: Santos, Isabel, Africa, Forbes

Isabel dos Santos, the eldest daughter of Angola's president, has become Africa's first female billionaire, US financial magazine Forbes says.
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US military admits Mali mistakes

Friday, January 25th 2013, 11:25
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Africa

The commander of US forces in Africa admits mistakes were made in training Malian troops now trying to oust Islamists from the north.
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VIDEO: Chicago ice building fire resumes

Friday, January 25th 2013, 11:24
related places: Chicago

A warehouse in the US city of Chicago, which was encrusted with ice after firefighters apparently extinguished a blaze on Wednesday, is again on fire.
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Manilow comeback hit by illness

Friday, January 25th 2013, 9:10
related places: Broadway

US singer Barry Manilow is forced to call off the opening three nights of his Broadway comeback show after coming down with bronchitis.
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Anglo American in platinum slump

Friday, January 25th 2013, 9:05
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Mining group Anglo American - which was hit by strikes at mines in South Africa - reports a drop in fourth quarter production of platinum and iron ore.
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Kerry eyes Mid-East talks revival

Friday, January 25th 2013, 6:53
related places: Senate

US Senator John Kerry warns a failure of a Middle East two-state solution would be "disastrous", at his confirmation hearing as secretary of state.
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VIDEO: US freezes as temperatures plunge

Friday, January 25th 2013, 6:48
related places: Arctic

Arctic temperatures in parts of the United States are creating some dramatic sights.
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Chicago ice building fire resumes

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 22:23
related places: Chicago

A warehouse in the US city of Chicago which was engulfed in ice after firefighters extinguished a blaze there on Wednesday is again on fire.
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VIDEO: Irish nanny charges after baby dies

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 21:36
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Boston

An Irish nanny living in Boston charged with violently assaulting a one-year-old baby who later died, could now be charged with her murder, according to prosecution lawyers in the US.
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US ends ban on women in combat

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 21:01

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta lifts a ban on women in combat, potentially opening hundreds of thousands of frontline jobs to women.
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US Mumbai attacks plotter jailed

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 18:59

A US man, David Coleman Headley, is sentenced to 35 years in prison for his key role in plotting the deadly Mumbai attacks in 2008.
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VIDEO: Female soldier on life on the frontline

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 17:42

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has decided to lift the military's ban on women serving in combat, a senior Pentagon official has said.
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Van Der Beek blasts ratings system

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 17:38

Actor James Van Der Beek criticises the US TV ratings system, calling it "antiquated", after his sitcom is cancelled mid-way through its new series.
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Economist attacks US 'inequality'

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 16:50

The richest 1% of Americans now hold 25% of the country's wealth and more needs to be done to boost equality, says Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz in Davos.
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Seven dead in Yemen drone strike

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 12:12
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Khawlan

A US drone strike in Yemen's Khawlan province kills seven suspected al-Qaeda militants, officials say.
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Sundance: Lovelace rights bought

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 11:01
related places: Utah

The US rights to a new biopic of porn star Linda Lovelace are snapped up following its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.
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Stuck US ship 'taking in water'

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 8:11
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A US Navy minesweeper which ran aground on a coral reef in a Unesco heritage site off the Philippines is badly damaged and taking in water, officials say.
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VIDEO: US to lift female combat role ban

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 3:30

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has decided to lift the military's ban on women serving in combat, a senior Pentagon official has said.
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Three charged over computer virus

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 3:07

Three European men are charged in the US with distributing the Gozi computer virus, allegedly generating huge illegal profits.
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The offal truth about American haggis

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 0:52
related places: Why

Why are Americans making their own version of haggis?
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VIDEO: Clinton defends Benghazi handling

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 22:51
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Capitol Hill

Outgoing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has defended her handling of the raid on a US consulate in Libya, in back-to-back hearings on Capitol Hill.
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Clinton defends Benghazi handling

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 22:15
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Congress

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton angrily defends her handling of the September raid on a US consulate in Libya that left four Americans dead.
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US House passes debt-ceiling rise

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 19:56
related places: May, White House

The US House passes a bill to extend the country's debt limit until May, deferring a budget debate with the White House.
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US sport star admits role in hoax

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 18:54
related places: Notre Dame

Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o has admitted he lied about his deceased girlfriend after learning she did not in fact exist.
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US alarm bells over Cameron's EU speech

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 18:12
related places: Cameron, White House

EU referendum plan worries the White House
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Top US general cleared over emails

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 17:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Pentagon clears the top US general in Afghanistan, John Allen, of misconduct in an emails case that led CIA director David Petraeus to resign.
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Texas college 'gunman' charged

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 14:56
related places: Texas

A suspect is charged in a shooting that left three people wounded, including the alleged gunman, at a college in the US state of Texas.
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Irish nanny denies baby assault

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 8:03
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Boston

An Irish nanny in Boston is charged with violently assaulting a baby who later died, US authorities said.
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Most parents 'lie to children'

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 4:13
related countries: China China

Most parents tells lies to their children as a tactic to change their behaviour, suggests a study of families in the United States and China.
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Latin America enjoys the good times

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 0:10

Latin American economies march to a different beat these days
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What Johnny Cash did for prison reform

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 0:06

Did music star Johnny Cash improve life in US prisons?
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Obama welcomes debt-limit vote

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 20:51
related places: Republican, White House

The White House has welcomed a Republican plan to suspend the US borrowing limit for almost four months, a move it said lifts the threat of default.
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Landmark abortion ruling turns 40

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 20:39

Activists on either side of the US abortion debate mark the 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade, the Supreme Court case that established abortion rights.
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US start French airlifts to Mali

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 19:49
related countries: France France, Mali Mali

The US military begins airlifting French soldiers and equipment to Mali to support their operation against Islamist militants.
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Seize the moment, Obama tells US

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 2:23

Barack Obama urges the American people to "seize the moment", in a speech inaugurating his second term as US president in Washington DC.
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Obama starts second act amid pomp

Monday, January 21st 2013, 16:51

Barack Obama takes the oath of office in Washington DC to inaugurate his second term as US president, before hundreds of thousands of spectators.
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China anger at US islands remarks

Monday, January 21st 2013, 13:07
related countries: China China, Japan Japan

China's foreign ministry strongly criticises the US for backing Japan's control of a disputed group of islands in the East China Sea.
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Atari Inc. files for bankruptcy

Monday, January 21st 2013, 12:56
related countries: France France

Atari's US operations file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with a view to separating from its loss-making French parent company.
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Chastain's Mama tops US box office

Monday, January 21st 2013, 10:11

Supernatural thriller Mama has topped the US box office with its star Jessica Chastain leading in this weekend's two top grossing films.
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Dreamliner battery maker in probe

Monday, January 21st 2013, 9:12
related countries: Japan Japan

US and Japanese authorities begin a joint investigation into the Japanese battery maker for Boeing's troubled 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
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VIDEO: Inside the life of Kim Dotcom

Monday, January 21st 2013, 3:22

The controversial internet tycoon, Kim Dotcom, who is accused of copyright infringement by the United States, has launched a new file sharing service.
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Obama sworn in as US president

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 19:41
related places: White House

Barack Obama is officially sworn in for his second term as US president in a small ceremony at the White House.
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VIDEO: Obama sworn in as US president

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 19:33
related places: White House

Barack Obama has officially been sworn in for his second term as US president in a small ceremony at the White House.
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US teenager held over shooting

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 18:33
related places: New Mexico, Albuquerque

A teenager is arrested in New Mexico over the fatal shootings of two adults and three children near Albuquerque.
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VIDEO: Obama sworn in for second term

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 17:17
related places: White House

Barack Obama has officially been sworn in for his second term as US president in a small ceremony at the White House.
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Algeria death toll 'could rise'

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 15:04
related countries: Algeria Algeria

The number of foreign and Algerian hostages killed in the siege at a desert gas plant - presently 23 - could rise, an Algerian minister warns.
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Johnson tips Armstrong redemption

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 11:04
related places: Armstrong

Disgraced ex-sprinter Ben Johnson says fellow drug cheat Lance Armstrong can be loved again by the American public.
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Original Batmobile sold for $4.2m

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 9:52

The Batmobile used by actor Adam West in the original TV series of Batman sells for $4.2m (£2.6m) at a US auction.
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VIDEO: Batmobile fetches $4.2m at auction

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 8:02

The Batmobile featured in the original 1960s television show with Adam West has sold at auction in the US for $4.2m.
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VIDEO: Obama to be sworn in for new term

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 8:00
related places: White House

On Sunday Barack Obama will begin his second term as president of the United States when he is sworn in at a small ceremony in the White House.
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Panetta given meat cleaver gift

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 5:02

Leon Panetta completes his final overseas trip as US defence secretary and his staff give him a plastic meat cleaver as a parting gift.
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US firm to file Armstrong lawsuit

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 19:23
related places: Armstrong, Texas

Texas company SCA Promotions plans to file a lawsuit next week to recoup $12m from disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong.
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Robson knocked out of Australian Open

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 9:07
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Laura Robson's Australian Open campaign comes to an end in a straight sets third-round defeat by American Sloane Stephens.
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Alabama civil rights pioneer dies

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 9:05
related places: Alabama

US civil rights pioneer James Hood, who confronted racial segregation in Alabama in the 1960s, has died aged 70.
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Somali leader plea to diaspora

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 7:58
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Minnesota

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud pleads for help from thousands of Somalis in Minnesota, a day after gaining official US recognition.
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Congress to hold debt limit vote

Friday, January 18th 2013, 22:06
related places: White House

US House Republicans pledge to vote on a bill to raise the country's borrowing limit, a move that could avoid a battle with the White House.
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Fed 'underestimated 2007 crisis'

Friday, January 18th 2013, 20:02

The US Federal Reserve may have underestimated the extent of the looming global financial crisis in 2007, released transcripts from that year show.
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US to stop using 'naked scanners'

Friday, January 18th 2013, 19:22

The US aviation security agency is to stop screening travellers with scanners that show travellers' naked images, amid widespread privacy complaints.
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US joins Dreamliner Japan probe

Friday, January 18th 2013, 18:36

US safety officials join an investigation into the Boeing's 787 Dreamliner plane, which has been suspended from flying due to concerns about its batteries.
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GE profits on industrial rebound

Friday, January 18th 2013, 16:07

General Electric sees a 9% rise in profits as demand for the giant US conglomerate's industrial equipment from developing countries surges.
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Morgan Stanley swings to profit

Friday, January 18th 2013, 15:28
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

US investment bank Morgan Stanley says it swung back to a profit in the fourth quarter, a turnaround that it described as a "pivot point".
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Wada questions Armstrong apology

Friday, January 18th 2013, 14:18
related places: Armstrong

Cyclist Lance Armstrong's apology for cheating avoided key issues, says the World Anti-Doping Agency's president.
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US breaks sex-trafficking ring

Friday, January 18th 2013, 13:56

Authorities in the US arrest 12 people and detain another 44 in connection with a sex-trafficking ring, as 11 women are rescued.
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VIDEO: Obama to lay hand on Lincoln Bible

Friday, January 18th 2013, 11:01

When US President Obama is sworn into office for the second time, he will lay his hand on the same Bible that President Abraham Lincoln used during his inauguration in 1861.
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Donated genetic data 'privacy risk'

Friday, January 18th 2013, 9:29

Researchers have identified people in the US who anonymously donated their DNA for use in medical research - raising concerns about privacy.
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Sony sells New York HQ for $1.1bn

Friday, January 18th 2013, 9:27
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Manhattan

Sony agrees to sell its US headquarters in Manhattan for $1.1bn (£690m) as the troubled Japanese music group seeks to raise cash.
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