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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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US ship stuck on Philippine reef

Friday, January 18th 2013, 7:54
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A US Navy minesweeper is stuck on a coral reef off the Philippines, in a Unesco heritage site, after running aground early on Thursday.
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When the Clintons lit up Belfast

Friday, January 18th 2013, 7:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Belfast

Former US President Bill Clinton considers his work in Northern Ireland to be probably his "top foreign policy achievement", according to one of his closest advisors.
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Why cheese plants are full of holes

Friday, January 18th 2013, 3:56
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The holes in a Swiss cheese plants' leaves help them to avoid stress, according to a US scientist.
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VIDEO: Al-Qaeda 'lever' for frustrations

Friday, January 18th 2013, 1:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Former US Commander in Afghanistan Stanley McChrystal says al-Qaeda's "brand" must be defeated, in a discussion of his memoir with the BBC's Katty Kay.
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AT&T takes $10bn pensions charge

Friday, January 18th 2013, 0:23

US telecoms giant AT&T will put aside $10bn (£6.25bn) in the fourth quarter to cover pension fund losses due to lower-than-expected interest rates.
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US recognises Somali government

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 21:50
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

The US has officially recognised Somalia's government in Mogadishu after more than 20 years, paving the way for US and international economic aid.
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Prison term in US mine blast case

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 18:44
related places: West Virginia

The former superintendent at a West Virginia mine where 29 men were killed in an April 2010 explosion has been given a 21-month prison term.
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VIDEO: Obama gun proposals face tough battle

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 18:34

US President Obama's gun control proposals have been met with stern opposition in a country where gun ownership is seen as a fundamental right.
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VIDEO: 'We just want to be a family'

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 18:15
related countries: Russia Russia

Two US mothers who have adopted Russian orphans tell the BBC of their heartache over changes to Russian adoption law that have left them in legal limbo.
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US sports star in bizarre hoax

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 15:58

A US college football star is in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons after his story of a girlfriend who died of cancer turned out to be "a sick joke".
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Regulators ground all Boeing 787s

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 14:48
related countries: Japan Japan

All of Boeing's flagship 787 Dreamliner planes are taken out of service following concerns about battery safety, the first major aircraft grounding since 1979.
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Rodriguez 'to play Glastonbury'

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 13:59
related places: Glastonbury, Oscar

US singer-songwriter Rodriguez, the subject of Oscar-nominated documentary Searching For Sugar Man, says he is going to play at this year's Glastonbury festival.
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US concern over Laos campaigner

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 13:06
related countries: Laos Laos

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges Laos to investigate the disappearance last month of well-known activist Sombath Somphone.
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Pacino teams up with de Palma again

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 11:25
related places: Palma, Brian

Al Pacino and Brian de Palma are teaming up for the first time in 20 years to make a film about a disgraced American football coach
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AUDIO: Why Syrians are turning to extremism

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 8:36
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC's correspondent Paul Wood reports that while the Free Syrian Army fighters have been accused of theft, looting and kidnapping for ransom, an increasing number of Syrians opposed to the government of President Assad are turning instead to hard
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US inmate-killer is electrocuted

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 2:41
related places: Virginia

The US state of Virginia uses the electric chair to put to death a man who killed two fellow prisoners to speed up his own execution.
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US economic activity 'increasing'

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 20:50

The US Federal Reserve's latest report on the economy says activity has picked up slightly in the past two months.
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Obama unveils gun control plan

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 20:42

President Barack Obama unveils the most sweeping gun control proposals in two decades, which are swiftly rejected by firearm rights advocates.
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US plants hit by USB stick malware

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 18:10

Two power plants in the US suffered from malware attacks in 2012, a security report reveals.
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US banks see profits rise sharply

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 17:09

Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan report higher profits after strong performances in investment banking, but JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon sees his pay halved.
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Israeli man convicted of murders

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 17:03
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Jerusalem

A court in Jerusalem convicts a US-born Israeli man of the murder of two Palestinians in 1997.
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Obama to unveil gun control plan

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 14:36
related places: New York

US President Barack Obama is set to unveil measures aimed at curbing gun violence, a day after New York's passage of tough firearms restrictions.
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US employee 'outsourced job to China'

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 13:50
related countries: China China

A US software developer was revealed to have outsourced his job to China, instead spending his workdays surfing the internet.
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Germany brings gold reserves home

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 12:27
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

Germany's central bank will bring back some of the gold it currently holds overseas, so that half of its reserves will be in its vaults by 2020.
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Children 'may grow out of autism'

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 7:52

Some children accurately diagnosed as autistic early in life lose their symptoms as they get older, say US researchers.
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Dylan's parents recall US shooting

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 5:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Newtown

The mother of a British boy shot in the Newtown school massacre weeps as she recalls his death, and his father urges greater US gun controls.
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US House approves $51bn Sandy aid

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 2:42
related places: Sandy

The US House approves $51bn in aid to areas struck by 'super-storm' Sandy, despite opposition from conservatives criticising the spending.
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Your questions to Kim Ghattas

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 2:33

The BBC's Kim Ghattas answers questions on US foreign policy
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US attacks Morsi 'Zionist slurs'

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 2:18
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The US calls on Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi to clarify 'deeply offensive' anti-Semitic remarks he made during TV interviews in 2010.
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American manufacturers come back home

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 0:07

American factory jobs return from abroad
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Panetta in final overseas visit

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 22:41
related countries: Spain Spain

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta visits Spain during a four-leg tour of Europe, his final international trip as head of the Pentagon.
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Mars rover eyes rock drill site

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 20:25
related places: Mars

The US space agency says it is now ready for its Curiosity rover to start drilling on Mars, and has identified a patch of ground where this is likely to happen.
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Armstrong's answers 'unexpected'

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 17:12

Lance Armstrong "did not come clean in the way I expected" about doping claims, talk show host Oprah Winfrey says.
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US retail sales beat expectations

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 15:37

US retail sales rose in December by more than analysts had expected as Americans spent more on cars and home furnishings, figures show.
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VIDEO: Armstrong fan: 'It hurts all of us'

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 11:42

Lance Armstrong's fans give their reaction to speculation he may have admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs while taping a US TV interview.
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Downton to have iTunes preview

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 11:24

US fans of Downton Abbey who hold iTunes season passes will be able to catch this season's final three episodes before they are broadcast.
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Globes experiences audience boost

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 10:13
related places: Los Angeles, Sunday

Sunday's broadcast of the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles secured the event's biggest US audience in six years, it is reported.
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Top US judge breaks court silence

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 9:57

US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who has not asked a question in court since 2006, breaks his silence by uttering four words.
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S Africa miner to cut 14,000 jobs

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 8:15
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Anglo American Platinum says it will cease production at four mine shafts in the Rustenburg region of South Africa, which could lead to the loss of almost 14,000 jobs.
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JP Morgan must tighten risk rules

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 2:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US banking regulators order JP Morgan Chase to implement stricter risk controls, after it lost billions in bets made by a trader known as the London Whale.
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Lance Armstrong apology to staff

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 0:06

Lance Armstrong apologises to the staff at his Livestrong Foundation, amid reports that the US cyclist may admit doping in a TV interview.
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Obama takes stand on debt fight

Monday, January 14th 2013, 20:19

President Obama says the US is not "a deadbeat nation", as he warns Republicans not to play politics over the soon-to-expire federal borrowing limit.
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US boy murdered neo-Nazi father

Monday, January 14th 2013, 20:15
related places: California

A California boy who was 10 when he shot his neo-Nazi father dead at point-blank range as he slept is found criminally responsible for murder.
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George H W Bush leaves hospital

Monday, January 14th 2013, 19:46
related places: Houston, Texas

Former US President George H W Bush leaves hospital in Houston, Texas, two months after he was admitted for a bronchitis-related cough.
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Bin Laden film tops US box office

Monday, January 14th 2013, 9:22
related countries: Canada Canada

Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow's film about the 10-year hunt for Osama Bin Laden, was the top draw in the US and Canada this weekend, taking an estimated $24 million (£14.8m) in its first three days.
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Booming business at an Indiana gun show

Monday, January 14th 2013, 1:31
related places: Indiana

Mark Mardell sees US gun owners stocking up
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US shoots down Death Star project

Saturday, January 12th 2013, 10:04
related places: Star, White House

The White House rejects a petition calling for the building of a Death Star, a huge battle-station similar to that seen in the Star Wars films.
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Searching Lake Garda for WWII missing

Saturday, January 12th 2013, 0:41
related countries: Italy Italy

70-year search for US troops who drowned in Italy
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VIDEO: Dreamliner plane to be reviewed

Friday, January 11th 2013, 22:21

US regulators have ordered a review of the 787 Dreamliner plane after a series of incidents put a question mark over the safety of Boeing's flagship plane.
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Florida holds python hunt contest

Friday, January 11th 2013, 22:08
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: Florida

The US state of Florida is set to begin a competitive Burmese python hunt, in an attempt to rid the Everglades wetlands of the invasive species.
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US flu outbreak becomes epidemic

Friday, January 11th 2013, 21:45

Influenza has reached epidemic proportions in the US, say health officials, but the outbreak may be showing signs of having peaked.
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US to end Afghan combat role early

Friday, January 11th 2013, 21:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US troops in Afghanistan will end "most" combat operations and switch to a support role this spring, President Obama and his Afghan counterpart say.
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Obama and Karzai discuss endgame

Friday, January 11th 2013, 18:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: White House

President Barack Obama welcomes his Afghan counterpart, Hamid Karzai, to the White House to discuss the future role of the US in Afghanistan.
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Dreamliner plane review ordered

Friday, January 11th 2013, 15:32

US regulators order a review of the 787 Dreamliner after a series of incidents put a question mark over the safety of Boeing's flagship plane.
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November rise in US trade deficit

Friday, January 11th 2013, 14:02

The US trade deficit unexpectedly widened in November, driven by an increase in consumer goods imports.
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Last US-Russia adoptions cleared

Friday, January 11th 2013, 13:53
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Kremlin

Russian children whose adoptions have already been approved by a court will be able to join their new families in the United States, the Kremlin says.
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US author Connell dies aged 88

Friday, January 11th 2013, 11:59
related places: Connell

American author Evan S Connell, whose novels inspired the Paul Newman film Mr and Mrs Bridge, dies aged 88
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New US rare earth centre to be built

Friday, January 11th 2013, 11:32
related places: Energy

The US Department of Energy is giving $120m (£75m) to set up a new research centre charged with developing new methods of rare earths production.
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Apple's China sales 'to beat US'

Friday, January 11th 2013, 10:42
related countries: China China

Apple expects China to overtake the US as its biggest sales market, the company's chief executive tells China's state news agency.
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Ford to hire 2,200 extra US staff

Friday, January 11th 2013, 9:17
related places: Ford

Ford plans to hire 2,200 new staff in the US this year, in response to the continuing rise in American car sales.
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Britney Spears leaves US X Factor

Friday, January 11th 2013, 8:54

The singer will not resume her role on the judging panel on the next series of the talent show.
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VIDEO: Obama to hold talks with Karzai

Friday, January 11th 2013, 5:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Washington

The Afghan President Hamid Karzai will meet US President Barack Obama in Washington later for talks about a continued international military presence in the country.
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US teacher stops school shooting

Friday, January 11th 2013, 1:44
related places: Bakersfield, California

A teacher at a high school in California is praised by police for averting a serious shooting incident, by persuading a student to put down his gun.
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US Iranians send drugs to avert crisis

Friday, January 11th 2013, 1:02
related countries: Iran Iran

US Iranians send medicine to Iran to stave off growing shortage
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US and Indonesia in trade dispute

Friday, January 11th 2013, 1:02
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

The US files a complaint with the World Trade Organization against Indonesia's restrictions on imports of horticultural and animal products.
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Biden to make gun recommendations

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 22:47

US Vice-President Joe Biden says his task force on gun control will make its recommendations to President Barack Obama as early as Tuesday.
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American Express cuts 5,400 jobs

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 22:05

Credit card provider American Express announces plans to cut 5,400 jobs from its total workforce of 63,500 by the end of 2013.
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Afghan mission in 'last chapter'

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 20:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US and Afghanistan have reached the "last chapter" in an effort to make Afghanistan secure and sovereign, the US defence secretary says.
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Carmaker Ford doubles dividend

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 18:08
related places: Ford

US carmaker Ford doubles its quarterly dividend to 10 cents per share, citing a strong balance sheet, and sending its share price higher.
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Most of US hit by flu outbreak

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 15:22

The US grapples with a major flu outbreak, as 29 states report high levels of influenza-like illness, a US health agency says.
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RBS braced for hefty Libor fines

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 12:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Royal Bank of Scotland is in negotiations with UK and US regulators over fines to be paid for its Libor transgressions, the BBC has learned.
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EU 'makes UK more valuable to US'

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 12:14
related countries: Belgium Belgium, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Brussels

Nick Clegg says UK membership of the EU makes it more "valuable" to the US - but No 10 says the PM wants changes in Britain's relationship with Brussels.
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VIDEO: Seven injured in US crane collapse

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 10:04
related places: New York, Queens

Seven people have been injured in Queens, New York, following the collapse of a construction crane.
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Homeland directors up for DGA awards

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 10:02
related places: Homeland

The directors of hit US TV dramas Homeland and Mad Men are among those nominated for Directors Guild of America (DGA) television awards.
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Les Mis soundtrack tops US chart

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 9:47

The soundtrack to the movie version of stage musical Les Miserables is the best-selling album in the US, topping the Billboard 200 chart this week with 92,000 copies sold.
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N Korea urged to widen internet

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 6:42
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt urges North Korea to end its self-imposed isolation and allow its citizens to use the internet.
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Obama 'wants action' on gun crime

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 2:53
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama is "determined" to curb gun violence, Vice-President Joe Biden says, as high-profile White House talks on the issue begin.
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If used-car salesmen ran Congress

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 0:59
related places: Congress

Could used car salesmen make US Congress more loved?
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VIDEO: Piers Morgan: US gun lobby 'stupid'

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 23:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: More, America

More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the British TV host Piers Morgan to be deported after he criticised America's gun control laws.
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US concerns over UK vote on EU

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 22:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Obama administration publicly expresses concern about the impact of a UK referendum on its future relationship with the EU.
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Top US church to hold gay unions

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 22:17

The Washington National Cathedral, one of the top Episcopal churches in the US, will host same-sex weddings, a cathedral official says.
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Tappin jailed in US for arms deal

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 22:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Texas

Extradited British businessman Christopher Tappin is handed a 33-month prison sentence by a court in Texas after admitting selling weapon parts to Iran.
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Lew 'picked to lead US Treasury'

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 22:00

President Barack Obama is expected to name White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew to replace Timothy Geithner as US treasury secretary, US media report.
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AIG will not sue US government

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 21:58

Insurer AIG says it will not join a $25bn (£16bn) lawsuit against the US government, which alleges that the terms of its rescue deal were unfair.
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VIDEO: Clinton 'thrilled to be back'

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 19:47

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said she is "thrilled to be back" at work after spending a month recuperating from a series of ailments.
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VIDEO: Lincoln leads Bafta nominations

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 19:43
related places: Lewis, Lincoln

US civil war drama, Lincoln has led this year's Baftas with 10 nominations including best film and best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis.
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Beyonce for Obama inauguration

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 17:18

Pop stars Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Clarkson and folk veteran James Taylor will perform at Barack Obama's inauguration as he officially begins his second term as US president.
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