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VIDEO: Armstrong 'stripped' of Tour wins

Friday, August 24th 2012, 18:44
related countries: France France

Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and given a lifetime ban by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
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File-sharer told to pay $675,000

Friday, August 24th 2012, 15:36

Joel Tenenbaum loses his retrial request in his fight against copyright infringement charges brought by US record labels.
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AUDIO: What now for Lance Armstrong?

Friday, August 24th 2012, 15:26
related countries: France France

Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and given a lifetime ban by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
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Hwang wins US playwriting award

Friday, August 24th 2012, 12:38

Tony Award-winner David Henry Hwang wins the $200,000 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award - US theatre's richest prize.
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Pakistan drone strike 'kills 16'

Friday, August 24th 2012, 10:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A US drone kills at least 16 suspected militants in Pakistan's north-west, officials say, a day after the government protested against such strikes.
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Armstrong ends drug charge fight

Friday, August 24th 2012, 8:31

US cycling star Lance Armstrong will no longer fight "nonsense" claims over drug accusations from the US anti-doping agency.
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Konta closes in on US Open spot

Friday, August 24th 2012, 7:12
related countries: Japan Japan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Johanna Konta moves to within one win of the US Open main draw after beating Japan's Kurumi Nara.
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Australia retrial for US surgeon

Friday, August 24th 2012, 5:57
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's high court upholds an appeal by surgeon Jayant Patel, jailed in 2010 for triple manslaughter, and orders a retrial.
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VIDEO: Kites used to monitor Beijing pollution

Friday, August 24th 2012, 4:37
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Two students from the US are trying to raise awareness of pollution by conducting workshops for Beijing residents on how to build air quality sensors.
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Armstrong ends drug charge fight

Friday, August 24th 2012, 3:38
related places: Friday

US cycling star Lance Armstrong announces he will no longer fight drug charges from the US anti-doping agency, saying he is weary of "nonsense" claims.
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Ex-US diplomat in drink charge

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 21:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq
related places: Washington

Ryan Crocker, the former US ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan, is charged with a hit-and-run and drink driving in the US state of Washington.
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Bogomolov faces Murray at US Open

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 17:23

Andy Murray will play Russia's Alex Bogomolov Jr in the US Open first round, and could meet Roger Federer in the semis.
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VIDEO: Lennon killer denied parole in US

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 16:26
related places: New York

Authorities in New York have denied parole to the man who shot dead musician John Lennon in 1980 - for the seventh time.
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Ex-Seal pens Bin Laden raid book

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 14:55

A former member of the US Navy Seal team that killed Osama Bin Laden is to release a first-hand account of the raid in a book called No Easy Day.
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US manufacturing sees weak growth

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 14:50
related places: August

Growth in the US manufacturing sector remained weak during August, according to a closely-watched survey.
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Cardinal to bless Romney meeting

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 14:42
related places: Romney

The top US cardinal is to give a blessing at the Republican National Convention, amid a healthcare row between the Catholic Church and the president.
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VIDEO: US wildfire threatens community

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 13:14
related places: California

Firefighters in northern California are continuing to battle a huge wildfire that has destroyed at least 50 buildings, covering an area of 33 sq miles (85 sq km).
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AUDIO: Martin Luther King tape found in attic

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 11:50

An American man has discovered the audio tape of an interview with civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that was never published.
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Group criticises Thai army chief

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 11:29
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A US-based rights group calls on the Thai army chief "to cease interfering" in an investigation into deadly anti-government protests in 2010.
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Jackson nephew made co-guardian

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 9:00

A US judge finalises an arrangement for Michael Jackson's nephew, TJ, to share guardianship of the singer's children with their grandmother, Katherine Jackson.
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US 'Obama threat' man in court

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 1:46

A man accused of threatening US President Barack Obama by email and showing a shotgun to officers at his door makes his first court appearance.
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'Lost decade' for US middle class

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 0:25

The US middle class is facing a "lost decade" as its share of the country's income has been surpassed by affluent earners, a new report says.
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Facebook's Instagram bid gets nod

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 22:32

The US Federal Trade Commission gives Facebook's takeover bid for photo-sharing network Instagram the go-ahead.
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UK joins US in warning to Syria

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 21:54
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK joins the US in warning Syria that the use or threat of chemical weapons would force the nations "to revisit their approach".
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Chemical weapons 'excuse for US'

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 20:31
related countries: China China, Syria Syria

Chinese state media accuse US President Barack Obama of planning to use Syria's chemical weapons as an excuse for intervening militarily.
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US 'fiscal cliff' recession alert

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 20:26
related places: Congress

The US economy could face recession if Congress does not avert a so-called fiscal cliff due to come into effect in 2013, a congressional report says.
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US West Nile virus outbreak grows

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 20:01
related places: Health

Health officials say the US is in the midst of one of its largest ever outbreaks of West Nile virus, with more than triple the usual number of cases.
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Mars rover completes first drive

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 19:03

The US space agency's Curiosity rover has finally begun to roll, moving forward just a few metres.
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'Talking cars' tested on US roads

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 17:34
related places: Michigan

About 2,800 cars fitted with kit that lets them communicate with each other are being tested on a US city's roads.
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Naked Prince Harry photos online

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 17:19
related places: Las Vegas

Pictures showing Prince Harry and a young woman naked in a Las Vegas hotel room have been published on a US website.
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RBS may face sanctions inquiry

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 16:13
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Royal Bank of Scotland is understood to be facing investigations into whether it has broken economic sanctions against Iran.
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US seizes Android piracy sites

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 15:39

US authorities shut down three Android app piracy sites in their latest effort to restrict copyright infringement on the internet.
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Chile orders arrests over hiker

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 15:06
related countries: Chile Chile

A judge in Chile orders the arrest of eight former police and army officials on suspicion of kidnapping a US hiker who vanished during the Pinochet years.
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Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 13:47

Giving antibiotics to young babies may increase their weight later in life, according to US researchers.
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US probes power plant 'backdoor'

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 12:53

A security researcher who looked into power plant equipment in his spare time has alerted the US government to a potential vulnerability.
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VIDEO: Nyad: Jellyfish sting 'like fire'

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 11:00
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Florida

The American endurance swimmer Diana Nyad has abandoned her latest attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida.
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Kimmel show to compete with Leno

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 9:27
related places: Leno

US late-night chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live is to go head-to-head with Jay Leno and David Letterman from next year when it moves to an earlier time slot.
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The Office to end US run in 2013

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 8:17

The American version of hit comedy The Office will end its eight-year run on US television after the departure of several key cast members.
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Apple Samsung battle nears end

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 3:57
related places: Apple

Closing arguments are delivered in the US patent trial between the two biggest smartphone-makers in the world, Samsung and Apple.
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Foxconn improves work conditions

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 2:33
related countries: China China

Foxconn, Apple's main manufacturer in China, is improving working hours and conditions, says the US-based Fair Labour Association (FLA).
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Assad exit 'up for discussion'

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 2:18
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Syria's deputy prime minister says all issues - including President Assad's resignation - are up for discussion, but the West should not intervene.
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Hurricane could hit US convention

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 23:07
related places: Florida

A tropical storm forming in the Caribbean poses a potential threat to Florida next week during the Republican National Convention.
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US lifts Iran sanctions for NGOs

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 22:43
related countries: Iran Iran

The US Treasury says it will temporarily lift sanctions for US-based NGOs that want to send money for earthquake relief in Iran.
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VIDEO: Romney urges Akin to stand down

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 21:56
related places: Akin, Senior, Senate

Senior figures in the US Republican party, including Mitt Romney, are urging Missouri congressman Todd Akin to withdraw his candidacy for the Senate.
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Romney calls for Akin to drop out

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 21:34
related places: Akin, Senate

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney calls on embattled congressman Todd Akin to withdraw from the race for a Senate seat in Missouri.
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Rape-remark US candidate digs in

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 20:31

US Senate candidate Todd Akin, who caused uproar by saying women's bodies could prevent pregnancy in cases of rape, again refuses to quit the race.
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US swimmer halts Cuba-Florida bid

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 20:07
related countries: Cuba Cuba

US woman Diana Nyad is pulled from the water during her attempt to become the first person to swim from Cuba to the US without a shark cage.
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Samsung boosts US iPad chip plant

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 18:02
related places: Texas, Apple

Samsung invests $4bn into a factory in Texas that makes chips for mobile devices including Apple's products.
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Soros buys stake in Man United

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 16:03

The billionaire investor George Soros buys a stake in Manchester United football club, according to a US regulatory filing.
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Best Buy rocked by profit plunge

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 15:36

Struggling US electronics chain Best Buy suspends its profit guidance for the year after a dramatic fall in earnings.
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VIDEO: Akin in US rape row apology advert

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 13:17

Missouri congressman Todd Akin has recorded a television advertisement apologising for his remarks that 'legitimate rape' rarely resulted in pregnancy.
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Squall holds up Cuba-Florida swim

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 10:38
related countries: Cuba Cuba

An overnight squall holds up the bid by US woman Diana Nyad to become the first person to swim from Cuba to the US without a shark cage.
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US army chief plane hit by rocket

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 9:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: America

An insurgent rocket attack on a US air base in Afghanistan damages the plane of America's top military officer while he was on a visit - but no-one is seriously injured.
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O'Donnell suffers heart attack

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 9:21

US comedian and talk show host Rosie O' Donnell says she is "lucky to be here" after suffering a heart attack last week.
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VIDEO: Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at age 95

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 2:51
related places: Los Angeles, Monday

US comedian Phyllis Diller died on Monday morning in Los Angeles at the age of 95, her manager says.
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US seizes 'Hezbollah crime funds'

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 1:24
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The US authorities seize $150m (£95m) allegedly linked to money laundering by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, officials say.
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VIDEO: Teen invents cancer test using web

Monday, August 20th 2012, 23:34

US high schooler Jack Andraka invents advanced pancreatic cancer test using search engines and free online science papers.
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Is it fair to circumcise newborn boys?

Monday, August 20th 2012, 23:11

Europe and US at odds on a tricky parenting dilemma
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US comedian Phyllis Diller dies

Monday, August 20th 2012, 21:47
related places: Los Angeles, Monday

US comedian Phyllis Diller, a staple of stand-up and television, died on Monday morning in Los Angeles at the age of 95, her manager says.
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Armstrong fails to halt drug case

Monday, August 20th 2012, 21:25
related countries: France France

Lance Armstrong's bid to block an investigation into whether he took performance-enhancing drugs is dismissed in court.
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Monday, August 20th 2012, 19:56
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A Colombian general facing drug trafficking charges in a US federal court pleads guilty to links with a Colombian paramilitary group.
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US row over rape pregnancy remark

Monday, August 20th 2012, 18:50

A row erupts in the US after Republican congressman Todd Akin says women's bodies can "shut down" and stop pregnancy in the case of "legitimate rape".
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Best Buy buyout talks break down

Monday, August 20th 2012, 15:33

US electronics chain Best Buy appoints a new chief executive as talks with founder Richard Schulze over taking the company private break down.
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US woman attempts swim crossing

Monday, August 20th 2012, 15:29
related countries: Cuba Cuba

A 62-year-old woman attempts to become the first person to swim from Cuba to the US without a shark cage.
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VIDEO: US rape pregnancy comment row

Monday, August 20th 2012, 15:25
related places: Republican, Senate

A row has broken out in the US after a congressman and Republican candidate for Senate said he believed women's bodies were able to prevent pregnancy in the case of "legitimate rape".
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Talks on Afghan 'insider attacks'

Monday, August 20th 2012, 11:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The top US military officer flies to Afghanistan for talks on the growing number of attacks against Nato soldiers by Afghan security forces.
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VIDEO: Several waterspouts filmed on US lake

Monday, August 20th 2012, 9:20

Some unusual weather conditions in the US have led to a series of waterspouts on Lake Michigan.
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Expendables 2 raids US box office

Monday, August 20th 2012, 8:42

Action heroes led by Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger storm to the top of the North American box office chart with The Expendables 2.
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Ministers back Ecuador on Assange

Monday, August 20th 2012, 6:14
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Foreign ministers from across South America give "solidarity and backing" to Ecuador for granting asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
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VIDEO: The 87-year-old doctor charging $5 a visit

Monday, August 20th 2012, 0:56

The 87-year-old US medic offering affordable healthcare
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An American's quest to learn Farsi

Monday, August 20th 2012, 0:45
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian politics snarls a man's bid to learn his partner's native tongue
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VIDEO: Assange emerges from inside embassy

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 18:36
related places: June

The founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has appeared in public for the first time since June to call on President Obama to end what he called a US "witch-hunt" against his whistle-blowing website.
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VIDEO: US woman attempts Cuba-US swim

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 14:10
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Diana Nyad has already been stung several times by jellyfish but is continuing her 166km (103 mile) journey.
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VIDEO: Can 'Brand USA' bring in tourists?

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 13:19
related countries: Brazil Brazil, South Korea South Korea

A marketing campaign aimed at attracting more holiday-makers to the United States is moving into a second phase - with Brazil and South Korea to be targeted with promotional advertising.
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Heineken wins Tiger beer control

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 10:58
related countries: Singapore Singapore
related places: Tiger, Fraser, Neave

Heineken agrees to buy Fraser and Neave's controlling stake in the maker of Tiger beer in a deal worth 5.6bn Singapore dollars (US$4.5bn, £2.8bn).
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Leno takes pay cut to save staff

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 10:11

US TV host Jay Leno has taken a pay cut to save the jobs of other members of staff working on his late night talk show The Tonight Show.
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VIDEO: South African orphan sees his work in Museum of Modern Art

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 23:44
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African orphan sees his work in top US gallery
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Nicki Minaj pulls out of festival

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 15:07

The US rapper cancels her performance at the V Festival on doctor's orders because of problems with her vocal cords.
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VIDEO: New family of spiders discovered

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 12:44
related places: California, Oregon

Scientists in the United States say they have found a new family of spiders in the caves of California and Oregon - the first such discovery in North America for more than 140 years.
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Brahimi welcomed as Syria envoy

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 12:23
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

The US, Russia, Syria and others welcome the appointment of veteran Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi as the new international envoy to Damascus.
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VIDEO: Beard row halts Fort Hood trial

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 12:08
related places: Texas

The trial of a US army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people in a shooting spree at a Texas army base in 2009 has been suspended while a court decides whether his beard should be removed.
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AUDIO: New family of spiders discovered

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 8:13
related places: California, Oregon

Scientists in the United States say they have found a new family of spiders in the caves of California and Oregon - the first such discovery in North America for more than 140 years. Spanning more than seven centimetres with its legs extended, the sp
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VIDEO: Can agreement be found on Assange?‎

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 5:55
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Friday

Foreign ministers from across the American continent will meet next Friday to discuss the impasse between the UK and Ecuador over Julian Assange.
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Americas to meet over Assange row

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 4:43
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Friday

Foreign ministers from across the American continent will meet next Friday to discuss the row between the UK and Ecuador over Julian Assange.
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LA sued over marijuana shop ban

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 0:32
related places: Los Angeles

A US medical marijuana trade group sues the city of Los Angeles to try to stop it from enforcing a ban that would close hundreds of dispensaries.
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Pussy Riot jail terms condemned

Friday, August 17th 2012, 23:08
related countries: Russia Russia

The US, EU and rights groups condemn jail sentences imposed on three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot over an anti-Vladimir Putin protest.
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Seven held for Louisiana shooting

Friday, August 17th 2012, 20:57
related places: Louisiana

Seven people have been arrested in connection with the shooting of four policemen, two of whom died, in the US state of Louisiana.
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Questions at US police car death

Friday, August 17th 2012, 20:01

Relatives of a man who allegedly shot himself dead in a police car after being searched twice and handcuffed challenge that account of his death.
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Afghan policeman kills US troops

Friday, August 17th 2012, 9:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two US soldiers are shot dead by a local policeman in Afghanistan, officials for the international Nato-led force in the country say.
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VIDEO: Assange mother 'shocked' by UK

Friday, August 17th 2012, 5:43
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Christine

Julian Assange's mother, Christine, says the UK has been ''exposed as nothing but a puppet state of the US'', as Ecuador grants asylum to the Wikileaks founder.
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VIDEO: US synagogue welcomes Muslims

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 23:51
related places: Virginia, Friday

A synagogue in the US state of Virginia has opened its doors to Muslims to use for Friday prayers.
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Romney aims to end tax rate issue

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 21:20

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he never paid less than 13% in taxes over the past 10 years, seeking to close the controversial issue.
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Two police shot dead in Louisiana

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 19:39
related places: Louisiana

Two policemen are shot dead and two others wounded in an early morning shootout that ends in a trailer park near New Orleans.
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VIDEO: Walmart 'gaining momentum' in US

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 10:20

Retail giant Walmart is set to report its second quarter results later.
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Beard row halts US military trial

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 8:00

The trial of a US army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people in a shooting spree at an army base is suspended while judges decide whether his beard should be removed.
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Banks summoned in US Libor probe

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 7:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Seven banks, including Barclays, HSBC and RBS, are to be questioned in the US for alleged manipulation of the Libor inter-bank lending rate.
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Guard shot at US lobby group HQ

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 21:42
related places: Christian

A security guard is recovering after being shot at the headquarters of a conservative Christian lobby group in Washington DC.
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US launches immigration reform

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 21:39

Immigrants are flocking to apply to stay temporarily in the US as a sweeping immigration policy reform takes effect, with November's elections looming.
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Hypersonic jet fails speed test

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 19:15
related places: Pacific

The US Air Force says its attempt to fly a hypersonic jet at Mach 6 (3,600mph; 5,795 km/h) over the Pacific failed and the aircraft was lost.
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Injury rules Nadal out of US Open

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 19:02
related places: Nadal

World number three Rafael Nadal pulls out of the US Open after failing to recover from the injury that kept him out of the Olympics.
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