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US economy 'to expand modestly'

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 16:13

The US economy is going to expand modestly in the next few months, according to the latest data from the Conference Board.
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US 'hacked office of Sarkozy'

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 15:36
related countries: France France

A French news magazine accuses the US government of having hacked into the office of Nicolas Sarkozy in the final weeks of his presidency of France.
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Police chief of Benghazi killed

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 11:44
related countries: Libya Libya

The police chief of the Libyan city of Benghazi, who took up his post after the US embassy attack, is assassinated by unknown gunmen.
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US and Mexico agree water deal

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 11:14
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico and the US sign a new agreement on sharing and managing the Colorado River, the source of water for millions of people in the two countries.
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Autonomy 'misled HP on finances'

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 10:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Computer maker Hewlett Packard asks US and UK authorities to investigate alleged misrepresentations of Autonomy's finances before HP took over the UK software group last year.
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No last-gasp Twinkie talks deal

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 3:57

Last-ditch efforts break down aimed at ending a labour dispute threatening the future of Twinkies, one of the best-known US snack food brands.
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VIDEO: Native Americans recall forced adoption trauma

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 2:12
related places: Maine

The US state of Maine is holding truth and reconciliation hearings to help the hundreds of Native American children who were removed from their community and adopted by white families.
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VIDEO: The specially modified 'pregnant plane'

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 1:05

Dallas Campbell discovers how the different sections of a jumbo jet come together from around the world to be assembled in the USA.
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Fiscal cliff 'substantial threat'

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 23:20

The chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke warns the fiscal cliff is a substantial threat to the recovery of the US economy.
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Record insider trading case filed

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 17:29

An ex-fund manager is charged with what could be the biggest insider trading case in US history after allegedly using early information about drug trials.
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Probe into US dolphin mutilations

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 17:21

US wildlife officials are investigating a spate of killings and mutilations of dolphins along the Gulf Coast over the past year.
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Obama urges reduced Asia tensions

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 16:07
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

US President Barack Obama urges Asian nations to ease tensions over maritime disputes, amid terse exchanges at the end of a summit in Cambodia.
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Homicide probe into Indiana blast

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 14:56
related places: Indiana

Police say they are treating as foul play an explosion that killed a married couple in the US state of Indiana.
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Attack at US embassy in Tel Aviv

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 11:30
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tel Aviv

A man is arrested after a security guard at the US embassy in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv is attacked with a knife and an axe.
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US drugs change stirs Mexico debate

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 8:54
related countries: Mexico Mexico

How US marijuana legalisation puts focus on Mexico drugs war
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Ancient carvings vandalised in US

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 3:16
related places: California

Thieves use power saws to cut out and steal a series of ancient carvings sacred to Native Americans from a California cliff side.
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VIDEO: Barack Obama hails Burma journey

Monday, November 19th 2012, 20:14
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma is on a "remarkable journey" of reform that has further to go, Barack Obama says as he makes the first visit by a serving US president.
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US home sales continue to rise

Monday, November 19th 2012, 17:17

Sales of previously-owned homes in the US rose by more than expected in October, a report suggests, a sign that confidence is returning to the economy.
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Barack Obama hails Burma journey

Monday, November 19th 2012, 13:01
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma is on a "remarkable journey" of reform that has further to go, Barack Obama says as he makes the first visit by a serving US president.
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Twilight finale bows out on top

Monday, November 19th 2012, 11:24
related places: New Moon

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 debuts at the top of the US box office chart but New Moon remains the biggest debut of the series.
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I wanted victory more - Hamilton

Monday, November 19th 2012, 7:30
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton says he wanted his United States GP victory more than Red Bull rival Sebastian Vettel.
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Hamilton beats Vettel in America

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 20:43
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: America

Lewis Hamilton wins the US Grand Prix after a tight battle with Sebastian Vettel, as Fernando Alonso keeps the title fight alive.
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Massa penalty to elevate Alonso

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 18:07

Ferrari admit deliberately incurring a five-place penalty for Felipe Massa to elevate team-mate Fernando Alonso to seventh.
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Obama and the perils of embracing Burma

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 9:27
related countries: Burma Burma

Why Burma is to get its first visit by a sitting US president
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Obama in landmark SE Asia visit

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 9:23
related countries: Burma Burma, Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Barack Obama lands in Bangkok on the first leg of a South East Asian trip that includes a historic visit to Burma, the first by a US president.
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Unstoppable Vettel on Austin pole

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 19:07
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Austin

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel wins a battle with McLaren's Lewis Hamilton to take pole position for the United States Grand Prix.
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Cuba detainee Alan Gross sues US

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 1:36
related countries: Cuba Cuba

US contractor Alan Gross, who was jailed in Cuba in 2011, is suing the US and his former employer for $60m (£38m), blaming them for his arrest.
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Alonso defiant over Red Bull pace

Friday, November 16th 2012, 23:23

Fernando Alonso says he has every chance of winning the world title despite Red Bull's stunning pace in US GP practice.
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US lifts ban on Burmese imports

Friday, November 16th 2012, 23:20
related countries: Burma Burma

The US lifts a ban on most imports from Burma, ahead of an historic visit by President Barack Obama to the country.
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Petraeus: Benghazi a 'terror' attack

Friday, November 16th 2012, 21:02
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Congress

Former CIA chief Gen David Petraeus says the deadly assault on a US consulate in Libya was a terror attack, a week after quitting over an affair.
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Optimism in 'fiscal cliff' talks

Friday, November 16th 2012, 20:55
related places: Republican

The US president and Congressional leaders voice their optimism over resolving the so-called fiscal cliff of spending cuts and tax rises.
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Vettel tops second practice in US

Friday, November 16th 2012, 20:38
related places: Friday

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel produced an ominous performance to set the pace in Friday practice at the United States GP.
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Banks pay $417m to settle charges

Friday, November 16th 2012, 19:16

JP Morgan and Credit Suisse will together pay US regulators $417m (£263m) to settle charges that they misled investors over mortgage-backed securities.
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Vettel fastest in first practice

Friday, November 16th 2012, 16:38
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Texas, Austin

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel headed McLaren's Lewis Hamilton in first practice at the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.
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Verizon chokes pirates' bandwidth

Friday, November 16th 2012, 16:10

US telecommunications group Verizon declares war on illegal downloaders, or pirates, who use technologies such as BitTorrent to steal copyrighted material.
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Maker of Twinkies to close down

Friday, November 16th 2012, 15:46

The maker of Twinkies, the cream-filled sponge cakes well-loved in the US, says it will close down the company, leading to the loss of 18,500 jobs.
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GB win boxing World Series opener

Friday, November 16th 2012, 14:17

The Great Britain Lionhearts defeat USA Knockouts to win their debut match at the World Series of Boxing.
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Ben Stiller receives film award

Friday, November 16th 2012, 9:21

Jennifer Aniston, Laura Dern and other celebrities pay tribute to Ben Stiller at the annual 26th American Cinematheque Awards bash.
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Four die as train hits US parade

Friday, November 16th 2012, 7:41
related places: Texas

Four people die and 16 others are injured as a train hits a parade float on its way to an event honouring wounded US veterans in Texas.
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VIDEO: Four die as train hits US parade

Friday, November 16th 2012, 7:40
related places: Texas

The BBC's Alistair Leithead reports after four people were killed and 17 others injured when a freight train in Texas hit a parade float.
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Clinton 'to testify on Benghazi'

Friday, November 16th 2012, 2:29
related countries: Libya Libya

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify about an attack on the US consulate in Libya that saw four Americans killed, a congresswoman says.
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US Postal Service in $16bn loss

Friday, November 16th 2012, 1:42

The US Postal Service reports an annual loss of a $15.9bn (£10bn), ending a year in which it defaulted on payments twice to avert bankruptcy.
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Formula 1 returns to United States

Friday, November 16th 2012, 0:02

Formula 1 returns to United States after five-year gap
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US cannabis vote reignites call to legalise drugs

Friday, November 16th 2012, 0:02

Should US states legalise drugs and tax them?
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Bernanke: Banks hurting housing

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 23:14

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the overly stringent lending requirements of banks are hurting the US housing recovery.
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VIDEO: BP gets record US criminal fine

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 23:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British oil giant BP is to pay a record fine of nearly £3bn to the US government to settle criminal charges over the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010.
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Obama tours storm-struck New York

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 22:51
related places: Sandy, New York

US President Barack Obama consoles bereaved residents in areas of New York that still have no power 17 days after the deadly storm, Sandy.
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BP receives record criminal fine

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 20:11
related countries: Mexico Mexico

BP receives the biggest criminal penalty in US history for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster and two workers are indicted on manslaughter charges.
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Burma prisoner release criticised

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 17:03
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma begins releasing 452 prisoners ahead of US President Obama's visit, but activists say no political detainees are among those freed.
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Access revoked for Petraeus women

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 13:33

The US military revokes access for two women at the heart of the scandal that led to the resignation of General David Petraeus as CIA director.
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Stars fight Pandora on royalties

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 13:21
related places: Pandora

Billy Joel, Rihanna and Missy Elliott are among the stars who have signed an open letter to online music company Pandora, which is backing a US bill to change how artists are paid royalties.
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VIDEO: Petraeus dominates Obama speech

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 1:25

US President Barack Obama has said there is no evidence to suggest national security was compromised by the scandal that forced David Petraeus to resign as head of the CIA.
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Fiery Obama defends UN envoy Rice

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 0:56
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Rice

President Barack Obama lambasts top Republicans as they attack his UN ambassador over the deadly attack on the US consulate in Libya.
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John McAfee denies Belize murder

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 23:35
related countries: Belize Belize

Computer security pioneer John McAfee says he is hiding from police in Belize, who want to speak him over the killing of a US businessman.
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Fed hints at new bond-buying plan

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 22:51

The US Federal Reserve may launch a new bond-buying stimulus programme at the start of next year, released minutes reveal.
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Obama: Wealthy must pay more tax

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 21:14

US President Obama says high earners must pay higher taxes, ruling out tax rises on earnings under $250,000 despite an approaching "fiscal cliff".
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Abercrombie soars on profits jump

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 16:21
related places: Abercrombie, Fitch

US teenage fashion retailer Abercrombie and Fitch reports a surprise jump in profits and raises its profit target, thanks to strong overseas sales.
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DR Congo rebel leader sanctioned

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 12:55
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The US government imposes sanctions on the leader of the M23 rebels in DR Congo, a day after the UN imposes an asset freeze and travel ban on him.
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Google Fiber connects Kansas City

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 12:42
related places: Kansas City

The people of Kansas City in the US are the first to benefit from Google Fiber, offering internet speeds of up to 1Gbps.
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US and Australia agree on radar

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 11:26
related countries: Australia Australia

The US reaches an agreement with Australia to deploy a space radar system and telescope there as part of closer military ties, officials say.
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Top security US lab under threat

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 8:32
related places: America

Plans to build one of the world's most secure laboratories in the heart of rural America have run into difficulties
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VIDEO: Death sought in US soldier case

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 6:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: March

US military prosecutors demand the death penalty for Sgt Robert Bales, who is accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan in March.
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Death sought in US soldier case

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 5:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: March

US military prosecutors demand the death penalty for Sgt Robert Bales, who is accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan in March.
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The cult of the US general

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 0:27
related places: Why

Why do Americans idolise their generals?
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US budget deficit rises sharply

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 0:09

The US government deficit rises 22% in October from a year ago, highlighting the challenge President Obama faces as the fiscal cliff looms.
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Ansel Adams and American nature

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 0:05

A new exhibition of Ansel Adams' rugged American landscapes
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VIDEO: Petraeus scandal engulfs US general

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 19:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The top US commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen, is being investigated in connection with the scandal surrounding the former CIA director David Petraeus.
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Affleck to receive Master honour

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 17:30

US actor Ben Affleck is to receive the Modern Master award from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the highest honour the event bestows.
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House market boosts Home Depot

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 16:24

Home Depot says it made a small rise in quarterly profits, thanks to signs of recovery in the US housing market.
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Google v Microsoft trial begins

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 15:54

Google and Microsoft begin a court battle in the US in a battle over how much should be paid for industry standard patents.
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VIDEO: Cigarette papers 'halted Afghan battles'

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 12:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

While many are pessimistic about Afghanistan's future when British and US troops leave in 2014, the director of the Royal United Services Institute has brighter hopes for its future.
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Merchant Ivory film composer dies

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 12:03
related places: Day, View

Richard Robbins, the US composer who scored Merchant Ivory films such as A Room with a View, Howards End and The Remains of the Day, has died aged 71.
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Lockheed warns on cyber-attacks

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 11:50

US government technology supplier Lockheed Martin has said that the pace of cyber-attacks has increased dramatically.
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N Korea 'testing at rocket site'

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 7:01
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Recent satellite images show that North Korea is conducting tests at its rocket launch site, says a US academic organisation.
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Clinton in Australia for talks

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 3:44
related countries: Australia Australia

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in Australia for annual security talks set to focus on increased defence co-operation and base-sharing.
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US returns Machu Picchu artefacts

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 3:05
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Inca

The US returns to Peru the last artefacts taken from Machu Picchu by archaeologist Hiram Bingham, who rediscovered the Inca citadel in 1911.
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Petraeus 'made colossal mistake'

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 2:29

Former CIA director and four-star US Army general David Petraeus admits his extramarital affair was a "colossal mistake", a former spokesman says.
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US secession bids after Obama win

Monday, November 12th 2012, 21:40
related places: White House

More than 100,000 Americans petition the White House to allow their states to secede from the US after President Obama's re-election.
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US re-elected to Rights Council

Monday, November 12th 2012, 19:17
related countries: Germany Germany, Ireland Ireland

The US, along with Germany and Ireland, win the only contested seats for re-election to the UN Human Rights Council.
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US to be 'biggest oil producer'

Monday, November 12th 2012, 18:27
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The US will overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest oil producer by 2017, says the International Energy Agency.
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Skyfall soars at US box office

Monday, November 12th 2012, 15:35

James Bond's Skyfall takes a record $87.8m (£55m) in its opening weekend at the North American box office.
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Jagger love letters up for sale

Monday, November 12th 2012, 11:28

A series of letters sent by Mick Jagger to his secret lover, the American singer Marsha Hunt, are being put up for auction.
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Another earthquake hits Guatemala

Monday, November 12th 2012, 1:14
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

A 6.1-magnitude tremor is felt in Guatemala and other Central American countries, days after the deaths of at least 52 in a powerful earthquake.
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Massive blast destroys US homes

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 14:42
related places: Indianapolis

A huge blast in the US city of Indianapolis destroys two homes and damages 14 more, killing two people and forcing hundreds to evacuate.
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McIlroy seals money list double

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 10:04
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Rory McIlroy wins the Race To Dubai for a European and US money list double after finishing third in Singapore.
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Cleverly retains WBO belt in US

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 4:35
related places: Los Angeles

Nathan Cleverly maintains his unbeaten record and defends his WBO title with a stoppage win over American Shawn Hawk in Los Angeles.
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VIDEO: Obama triumphs in Florida

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 1:32
related places: Florida

Election officials in Florida in the United States have confirmed that Barack Obama won the state in Tuesday's presidential election.
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Obama adds Florida to poll count

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 19:55
related places: Republican, Florida

US President Barack Obama wins the presidential vote in Florida - widening his electoral victory margin over Republican rival, Mitt Romney.
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Analysis: Petraeus a huge loss for US

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 16:19

John Simpson on the fall of CIA chief David Petraeus
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USA track will be epic - Button

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 7:18
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button are optimistic the new United States GP track will be a success.
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US voting rights reach top court

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 3:30

The US Supreme Court is to hear a challenge to a key section of the Voting Rights Act, a civil rights-era law adopted to prevent poll discrimination.
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VIDEO: Countdown to 'fiscal cliff'

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 2:22

There are just over 50 days to go until the United States reaches the so-called 'fiscal cliff', unless US politicians make a deal.
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Lockheed boss resigns over affair

Friday, November 9th 2012, 23:23

US defence company Lockheed Martin says its incoming president and chief executive officer has resigned over a relationship with a subordinate.
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Mexico police charged in shooting

Friday, November 9th 2012, 19:41
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican federal police agents who fired at two US embassy staff and a Mexican marine travelling in an armoured car are charged with attempted murder.
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VIDEO: 'We can't cut our way to prosperity'

Friday, November 9th 2012, 19:04

President Barack Obama has used a television address to say the wealthy must pay more tax if the US is to avoid a looming budget crisis.
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Groupon hit as results disappoint

Friday, November 9th 2012, 10:21

Shares in US voucher firm Groupon fall 17% in after-hours trade after its third quarter revenues missed analysts' expectations.
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VIDEO: Gabrielle Giffords gunman sentenced

Friday, November 9th 2012, 9:07
related places: Arizona

Ex-congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has attended court to see the gunman who shot her in the US state of Arizona last year sentenced to life in prison
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Obama to make historic Burma trip

Friday, November 9th 2012, 9:05
related countries: Burma Burma

Fresh from his election victory, Barack Obama will this month become the first US president to visit Burma, as part of a three-leg tour.
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Bin Laden unit punished for leak

Friday, November 9th 2012, 4:40
related places: Honor

Seven US Navy Seals are disciplined for revealing secrets while working as paid consultants on the video game Medal of Honor: Warfighter.
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Obama 'close to Florida victory'

Friday, November 9th 2012, 2:30
related places: Florida

US President Barack Obama appears close to victory in Florida, the only state yet to declare a result from Tuesday's election.
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