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News: United States

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

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Tobacco firms told to admit lying

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 1:27

A US judge orders tobacco firms to pay for a public campaign laying out decades of "past deception" over smoking risks.
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'Four killed' by US mushroom soup

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 23:28
related places: California

A fourth person has now died after eating soup made with poisonous mushrooms at a retirement home in northern California, local officials say.
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VIDEO: Treasure 'may help Iran-US relations'

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 22:58
related countries: Iran Iran

The Cyrus Cylinder, which is more than 2,500 years old, is regarded by historians as the world's first declaration of human rights.
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US lottery fever over $500m prize

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 22:37

The second-largest lottery jackpot in US history reaches $500m ahead of Wednesday's prize draw thanks to massive ticket sales.
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China 'not currency manipulator'

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 21:41
related countries: China China

The US decides not to declare China as a currency manipulator but says that the yuan remains "significantly undervalued".
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Obama presses 'fiscal cliff' case

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 19:21

President Obama launches a week of public outreach while banging the drum for tax rises on the wealthy as the so-called fiscal cliff looms.
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Lynch: HP should back up claims

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 17:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Packard, Hewlett

The former head of Autonomy, the UK group accused of misrepresenting its finances, demands details of the allegations from its owner, US computer maker Hewlett-Packard.
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US confidence jumps in November

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 15:45

US consumer confidence reached its highest level in four-and-a-half years this month, according to a closely-watched survey.
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Global recovery 'under threat'

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 12:41

Decisive action is needed to ensure the US fiscal cliff and the eurozone debt crisis do not "plunge the world back into recession", the OECD says.
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'Too fat to fly' airlines sued

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 12:14

The husband of a US woman who was too big to be flown home from Europe - where she later died - is to sue the airlines involved for damages.
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Hotel burglars 'exploit lock bug'

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 12:12
related places: Texas

Burglars in the US state of Texas appear to be exploiting bugs in widely used electronic door locks to steal from hotel rooms.
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US organ transplant pioneer dies

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 10:34
related places: Boston

Dr Joseph Murray, who won the Nobel prize for his pioneering work in human organ transplants, has died at a Boston hospital aged 93.
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S Korea drops Petraeus-case woman

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 4:43
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea is to relieve a US woman embroiled in the scandal that felled CIA director David Petraeus of the post of honorary consul, officials say.
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US 'sees biggest Cyber Monday'

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 3:04

The US is projected to have had its biggest ever online shopping day - with "Cyber Monday" sales up at least 20% on last year, analysts say.
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Blaze in Dhaka 'troubles' Walmart

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 1:41
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

US retailer Walmart says it is "troubling" that a supplier subcontracted work without authorisation to a factory hit by a lethal fire in Bangladesh.
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US hit TV series filth, says star

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 0:30

An actor in one of the biggest comedies on US television, Two and a Half Men, describes the show as "filth" and urges viewers not to watch it.
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US fiscal cliff focus on taxes

Monday, November 26th 2012, 22:37
related places: White House, Shadow

Shadow boxing ramps up between the White House and Republicans on whether to introduce tax rises to avert the upcoming "fiscal cliff".
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Thanksgiving sales 'up sharply'

Monday, November 26th 2012, 13:49
related places: Thanksgiving

US shoppers went to town over the Thanksgiving weekend, with retail spending up sharply on last year, a survey suggests.
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Twilight holds firm at number one

Monday, November 26th 2012, 10:13

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, the final instalment of the vampire fantasy films, tops the US box office for the second week in a row.
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Could the US rekindle its love of hemp?

Monday, November 26th 2012, 0:09

Could the US rekindle its love of industrial hemp?
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'Police files' in parade confetti

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 15:20
related places: New York, Macy

Some confetti at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York appears to have been made of confidential police documents, a US media report says.
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VIDEO: Driver dodges road plunge in US

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 15:09
related places: Beaverton, Oregon

A truck driver in the US state of Oregon narrowly escaped serious injury after crashing through a guardrail on a highway overpass in Beaverton.
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UK calls for US lead on Mid-East

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 13:14
related countries: Israel Israel, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague calls for a "decisive lead" from the United States in seeking a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Farc urges US to free commander

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 23:13

Farc urges the US to free one of its jailed commanders, Simon Trinidad, having taken a cardboard cut-out of him to peace talks this week.
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US oil-rig fire death toll rises

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 22:42
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A third Filipino dies as a result of last week's fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico hours after his family arrive from abroad, officials say.
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VIDEO: US begins 'Black Friday' sales

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 21:32
related places: Thanksgiving

US retailers have begun their "Black Friday" sales, reopening stores after the Thanksgiving holiday
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US begins 'Black Friday' sales

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 19:53
related places: Thanksgiving

US retailers have opened their doors for "Black Friday", usually the busiest shopping day of the year when stores reopen after the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Deadly 140-vehicle pile-up in US

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 18:40
related places: Texas, Thanksgiving

Two people have died and scores were injured after a pile-up involving at least 140 vehicles on a foggy motorway in the US state of Texas.
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Court row over US pupil tracker

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 11:59

A court challenge delays plans to expel a Texan student for refusing to wear a radio tag that tracks her movements.
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Mexico 'should change its name'

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 4:37
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican President Felipe Calderon says he wants to change the official name of the country from the United States of Mexico to, simply, Mexico.
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VIDEO: Deadly 100-vehicle US pile-up

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 1:36
related places: Texas

A pile up involving 100 vehicles on a foggy Texas interstate has killed two people and injured at least 48 others.
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Argentina rejects US debt ruling

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 0:26
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina says it will appeal against a US ruling ordering it to pay $1.3bn owed to foreign bond holders since its debt default in 2001.
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New Balance stays on track in Cumbria

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 0:00

The US sports firm still making trainers in Cumbria
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VIDEO: Thanksgiving marked across US

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 23:53

Millions of New Yorkers have soaked up bright autumn sunshine as the annual Thanksgiving Day parade kicked off the US holiday season.
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US marks Thanksgiving with parade

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 20:39
related places: New York, Macy, Thanksgiving

Millions of people in the US mark Thanksgiving Day, with the Macy's parade winding through New York but many still suffering in storm-hit areas.
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Rihanna's Diamonds tops US chart

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 14:51

The singer achieves her 12th number one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 with her latest track.
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Chase leaves US sitcom Community

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 10:42
related places: Chevy Chase

Former Saturday Night Live star Chevy Chase abruptly leaves US sitcom Community and will not appear in the final episodes of its current season, Sony Pictures Televison confirms.
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Danny Baker to host BBC Four show

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 10:34
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Parks

BBC Four's new commissions include a series celebrating the album, the prequel to Italian detective series Inspector Montalbano and hit US comedy Parks and Recreation.
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Apple told to disclose HTC deal

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 6:30
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Apple

A US judge orders Apple to disclose details of its patent sharing deal with Taiwan's HTC to its Korean rival Samsung.
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Rice defiant on Benghazi remarks

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 1:47
related countries: Libya Libya

The US ambassador to the United Nations has defended comments she made days after a deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
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US hits the road for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 0:57
related places: Thanksgiving

An estimated 43 million Americans hit the road on the eve of Thanksgiving, amid bad weather and transport union action.
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Jesse Jackson Jr quits US House

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 22:21

Illinois Democratic congressman Jesse Jackson Jr, being treated for bipolar disorder and facing ethics probes, resigns weeks after his re-election.
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Twinkies liquidation is approved

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 21:27

A US bankruptcy judge approves the liquidation of Hostess Brands, the company that makes Twinkies, Wonder Bread, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos.
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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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