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VIDEO: China and US united on N Korea

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 22:43
related countries: North Korea North Korea

China and the US have agreed to co-operate over the denuclearisation of North Korea, a US National Security Advisor has said.
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Swedish princess marries financier

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 21:22
related countries: Sweden Sweden, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Stockholm

Sweden's fourth in line to the throne, Princess Madeleine, marries US-British businessman Chris O'Neill at a ceremony in Stockholm
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Google hits back at snooping claims

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 15:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Google has issued a strong denial that it allows the US government to access its servers, following claims that the UK's eavesdropping centre, GCHQ, has been secretly snooping on Britons via a US spy programme.
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Drone strike kills seven in Pakistan

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 14:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Seven people in Pakistan have been killed in the first drone strike since PM Nawaz Sharif took office demanding an end to US targeting of militants.
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Hero dog returns to Philippines

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 13:32
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A dog that lost half her face saving two girls from being hit by a motorcycle returns to the Philippines after a series of operations in the US.
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GCHQ report due after US spy claims

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 12:17

The UK's eavesdropping centre, GCHQ, will report to MPs within days over claims it secretly accessed data on the internet activity of Britons obtained through a US spying programme.
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Five dead in California gun rampage

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 3:42
related places: Santa Monica, California

At least five people are dead and several others injured after a gun rampage in the beachfront city of Santa Monica, California, police say.
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US actress accused of ricin letters

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 1:51
related places: Texas

A Texas actress and pregnant mother of five is charged with threatening the president after allegedly posting ricin-laced letters to Barack Obama.
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VIDEO: Is China key to boosting US economy?

Friday, June 7th 2013, 21:50
related countries: China China
related places: California

President Obama is on his way to a desert retreat in California where he will hold key talks with the Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
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US immigration bill starts debate

Friday, June 7th 2013, 21:20
related places: June

The US Senate begins debate on a far-reaching immigration bill, with a vote expected before the end of June.
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'Night Stalker' dies in US prison

Friday, June 7th 2013, 21:10
related places: California

US serial killer Richard Ramirez, known as the "Night Stalker" - who terrorised southern California in 1984-5 - dies on death row.
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US economy adds 175,000 jobs in May

Friday, June 7th 2013, 20:54
related places: May

US employment rose by slightly more than economists had predicted during May, adding 175,000 jobs.
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McIlroy drawn with Woods at US Open

Friday, June 7th 2013, 17:35
related places: Woods

Rory McIlroy is grouped with Tiger Woods and Adam Scott for the first two rounds of the US Open at Merion.
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Concern grows over GCHQ spying claim

Friday, June 7th 2013, 17:04

Home Secretary Theresa May comes under pressure to investigate claims GCHQ has been gathering data on internet users through a secret US spy programme.
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US spy chief defends surveillance

Friday, June 7th 2013, 11:37

US spy chief James Clapper strongly defends government surveillance programmes after revelations of telephone "metadata" being collected and internet servers tapped.
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Brooks given Hollywood honour

Friday, June 7th 2013, 11:03
related places: Hollywood

Film director Mel Brooks is honoured with a lifetime achievement award from the American Film Institute.
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Mexico rescues 165 migrants near US

Friday, June 7th 2013, 0:19
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The Mexican army says it has freed 165 migrants who were trying to cross illegally into the US but were kidnapped by a criminal gang.
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US radio show hosts in joint suicide

Friday, June 7th 2013, 0:15

A US couple who hosted a radio show called The Pursuit of Happiness took their own lives by asphyxiation, US authorities say.
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US confirms phone records collection

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 19:42
related places: Guardian

The US National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting the telephone records of tens of millions of Americans, US officials have confirmed.
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Actress Esther Williams dies at 91

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 18:18
related places: Los Angeles

US swimming champion-turned-movie star Esther Williams, known in her heyday as Hollywood's Mermaid, dies in Los Angeles aged 91.
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US 'will not prosecute reporters'

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 17:30

US Attorney General Eric Holder says the justice department will not prosecute journalists for their reporting as long as he is in office.
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US girl put on adult lung donor list

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 14:56

A US federal judge allows a severely-ill 10-year-old girl to take a prime spot on the list to receive an adult lung transplant, despite her young age.
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Afghan fury over massacre 'leniency'

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 14:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghans near Kandahar react with anger to the news that a US soldier who massacred 16 people last year has escaped the death penalty.
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AM Homes wins women's fiction prize

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 7:24

American author AM Homes beats Hilary Mantel to win the Women's Prize for Fiction with her dark satire May We Be Forgiven.
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Arrests over India tourist gang-rape

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 5:42
related countries: India India

Police in India arrest three men in connection with Tuesday's gang-rape of a 30-year-old American woman in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh.
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Six dead as US building collapses

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 4:31
related places: Philadelphia

Six people die and more than a dozen are injured after a building collapses in the centre of the US city of Philadelphia.
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Florida woman, 84, scoops $590m

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 2:20
related places: Florida

An 84-year-old Florida woman wins the largest unshared jackpot in US lottery history - a prize of $590m (£383m).
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Greece seeks to woo US investors

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 0:03
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: New York

Greece launches a charm offensive on investors in New York, as the country's alternate finance minister declares "the worst is behind us".
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In pictures: Saul Leiter

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 23:45

US artist Saul Leiter's pioneering colour photography
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US to start dialogue with Venezuela

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 22:58
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The US is to start a dialogue with Venezuela aimed at restoring their respective ambassadors, amid news that an American filmmaker has been freed.
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Afghan attacks soldier pleads guilty

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 22:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US soldier Robert Bales avoids the death penalty for murdering 16 Afghan civilians last year, after a military judge accepts his guilty plea.
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Markets fall on EU and US worries

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 21:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US and European stock markets drop to their lowest levels in six weeks on disappointing EU data and questions over when the Federal Reserve will rein in its stimulus programme.
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Breast cancer charity cancels events

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 20:51

A prominent US breast cancer charity embroiled in an anti-abortion controversy last year cancels fundraising races amid a steep drop in participation.
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US knives-on-planes policy cancelled

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 19:26

The US transport safety authority cancels a proposal to allow some small pocket knives aboard US flights for the first time since the 9/11 attacks.
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Obama shuffles foreign policy team

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 19:14

US President Barack Obama has named US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice as his national security adviser, and nominated Samantha Power to replace her.
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VIDEO: Sharif calls for end to drone strikes

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 17:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for an end to US drone strikes in his first address since being re-elected to the post
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Little Mix: DNA number four in US

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 16:40
related places: America

Little Mix's first studio album DNA goes straight to number four in America's Billboard charts.
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Top Ghanaian faces US drug charges

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 14:07
related countries: Ghana Ghana
related places: New York

The ex-security chief at Ghana's main international airport is charged in the US with conspiring to smuggle heroin to New York, drug enforcement officials say.
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Protester interrupts Michelle Obama

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 13:39

US First Lady Michelle Obama's speech at a private fundraising event is briefly interrupted by a protester, demanding equal rights for gays.
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Sharif urges end to drone strikes

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 13:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif calls for an end to US drone strikes in his country as he is sworn in for a historic third term.
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Wi-fi signal used to detect gestures

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 13:13

US-based researchers say they have found a way to use wi-fi signals to identify human gestures, paving the way for the remote control of home appliances.
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US businessman released from China

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 11:01
related countries: China China

An American businessman who has been unable to leave China for nearly five years due to a trade secrets row returns to the US days before a key US-China meeting.
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Apple loses patent case with Samsung

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 4:29

Apple has lost a trade panel ruling in a dispute with rival Samsung which could see older models of iPads and iPhones banned from sale in the US
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Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 1:58

A US Republican senator is criticised for telling a congressional hearing military sex assault is partly down to "hormone levels".
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Chrysler refuses 2.7m Jeep recall

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 22:43
related places: Chrysler

Chrysler is refusing to heed a US government request to recall 2.7 million Jeeps that it says are at risk of fuel tank fires in collisions.
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US university head quits after gaffe

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 22:10

Ohio State University's president says he will quit after making remarks about "damn Catholics" and rival colleges' academic ability.
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Fort Hood attack 'defended Taliban'

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 21:11

A US Army psychiatrist accused of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting says he will argue he shot soldiers as they posed a threat to Taliban leadership.
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Obama warns Republicans on nominees

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 20:31

US President Barack Obama nominates three lawyers to an influential federal appeals court in Washington DC, daring Republicans to defy him.
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Somali 'pirates' in US deaths trial

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 19:33
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The trial of three alleged Somali pirates charged with the 2011 murder of four Americans aboard a yacht off the coast of East Africa is set to begin.
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HSBC sued over New York foreclosures

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 18:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: New York

UK bank HSBC is being sued by the state of New York which alleges it has ignored a US law designed to protect homeowners from losing their houses.
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Coca-Cola plant opens in Burma

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 16:45
related countries: Burma Burma

Coca-Cola resumes business in Burma after six decades, following a US decision to suspend investment sanctions.
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VIDEO: US warning over pyramids 'baseless'

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 15:33
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

A warning issued by the US Embassy in Cairo over the famous Giza pyramids is "baseless", according to Egyptian authorities.
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US tourist gang-raped in India

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 13:19
related countries: India India

A 30-year-old American woman has been gang-raped in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, Indian police say.
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Dylan nominated for French honour

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 9:06
related countries: France France
related places: Legion

Veteran US singer Bob Dylan is nominated for France's top distinction, the Legion d'Honneur, an award previously given to musicians Sir Paul McCartney and Charles Aznavour.
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Indonesian mine shut after deaths

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 8:40
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Operations at a US-owned mine in Indonesia are suspended after the government orders a halt to production following a tunnel collapse which killed 28 workers.
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Stone Temple Pilots row escalates

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 8:30

A row between US rock band Stone Temple Pilots and its former lead singer Scott Weiland, over whether he has the right to perform their music, prompts a second legal action.
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N Korea reactor ‘near completion’

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 8:07
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea is making “important” progress on reactivating facilities at its moth-balled Yongbyon nuclear reactor, a US think-tank says.
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Ford to recall 465,000 vehicles

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 7:05
related places: Ford

US carmaker Ford says it will recall 465,000 cars globally - including its 2013 Fusion model - to fix a possible fuel leak.
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AUDIO: Great British Bake Off hits the US

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 6:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's latest reality television export, making its debut this week, is The Great British Bake Off, reborn as The American Baking Competition, on the CBS network.
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US rewards for African militants

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 4:52
related places: North

The US offers rewards of up to $7m for information about Islamist militants in North and West Africa, the first time it has used the policy in the region.
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US may leave F-16s longer in Jordan

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 2:27
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Syria Syria
related places: Patriot

The US says a Patriot missile battery and F-16 fighters to be sent to Jordan for military exercises could be kept there because of the threat from Syria.
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US sanctions target Iranian currency

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 1:33
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The US unveils fresh sanctions against Iran, targeting the country's currency, as it increases pressure on Tehran to abandon its nuclear programme.
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Mississippi ricin suspect indicted

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 23:20

A man in the US state of Mississippi faces five charges of sending letters laced with ricin to President Barack Obama and two other officials.
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Oldest US senator Lautenberg dies

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 20:30

New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg, America's oldest senator, dies from complications of pneumonia, aged 89.
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Cambodia police clash with workers

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 18:45
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Police in Cambodia clash with thousands of workers outside a factory making clothes for the US sportswear company, Nike.
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Manning 'harvested secret documents'

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 18:41

At the start of Bradley Manning's trial, prosecutors say the US soldier "systematically harvested" a trove of secret files to share with Wikileaks.
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Nidal Hasan 'can represent himself'

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 17:38

A US military judge rules that the Army psychiatrist accused of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting may represent himself at his court martial.
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Emmy winning actress Stapleton dies

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 16:55
related places: Stapleton, All

Actress Jean Stapleton, best known for her role as Edith Bunker in the 1970s American TV comedy All in the Family, has died aged 90.
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US manufacturing recovery 'at risk'

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 16:35
related places: May

US manufacturing struggled to grow in May, two surveys show, underlining worries over the pace of economic recovery.
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Monday, June 3rd 2013, 15:56

The US Supreme Court rules police may routinely take DNA cheek swabs from suspects who have been arrested but not yet convicted of a crime.
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Trans-US solar plane sets off again

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 11:11
related places: Dallas, Texas

A solar powered plane aiming to cross the US from the West Coast to the East Coast begins its third leg, flying from Dallas, Texas, to St Louis, Missouri.
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Fast & Furious 6 holds box office

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 9:07

Fast and Furious 6 fights off competition from films starring Morgan Freeman and After Earth to stay atop the North American box office.
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Japan's Nikkei falls to six-week low

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 8:45
related countries: China China, Japan Japan

Japanese shares continue their recent decline, hurt by weak manufacturing data from China and fears over the US scaling back key stimulus measures.
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Apple fights US charges over e-books

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 0:42
related places: Apple

Technology giant Apple is to begin its defence against charges by the US government that it colluded to set the prices of e-books.
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Dempsey helps US shock Germany

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 22:59
related countries: Germany Germany

The United States beat Germany 4-3 in a friendly in Washington DC, with Spurs forward Clint Dempsey scoring twice.
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Banksy's Slave Labour auctioned

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 19:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A Banksy artwork which had been withdrawn from auction in the US is put up for sale again in London.
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Thicke scores first UK number one

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 18:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US singer Robin Thicke scores his first UK number one, as the debut album from the Voice winner, Leanne Mitchell, fails to enter the Top 100.
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VIDEO: American 'brainwashed' to go to Syria

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 11:59
related countries: Syria Syria

The family of an American woman, believed to be the first American killed during fighting in Syria, say she was brainwashed into going.
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US woman 'brainwashed' into Syria fight

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 11:58
related countries: Syria Syria

Family of US woman killed in Syria search for answers
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VIDEO: 'Lucky to be alive' after tornado

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 8:35

Thousands of homes remain without power in the US Midwest after a huge storm system swept through, killing at least 12 people.
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US counts cost of deadly storms

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 6:35

Thousands of homes remain without power in the US Midwest after a huge storm system sweeps through, killing at least 13 people.
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US Tiananmen criticism angers China

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 22:07
related countries: China China

China accuses the US of "prejudice" for urging Beijing to provide a full account of the Tiananmen crackdown in 1989.
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IOC medal ruling 'disgusts' McConnell

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 15:38
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: McConnell

Lee McConnell hits out at a decision to let the US 4x400m women's team keep their Athens 2004 gold medals.
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Asia security meet a useful talking shop

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 10:47

Jonathan Marcus on a polite US-China military exchange
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VIDEO: New deadly tornadoes hit Oklahoma

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 6:06
related places: Oklahoma

A new series of deadly tornadoes sweeps through the US state of Oklahoma.
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Hagel makes 'cyber intrusions' claim

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 4:10
related countries: China China

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel accuses China of "cyber intrusions" at a conference attended by Chinese military officials.
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VIDEO: Four dead in Houston hotel fire

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 1:46
related places: Houston, Texas

Four US firefighters have been killed battling a fire in a hotel in Houston, Texas.
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US woman killed fighting in Syria

Friday, May 31st 2013, 20:37
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Flint, Michigan

American woman Nicole Mansfield, from the town of Flint in Michigan, is killed fighting for rebels in Syria, her family are told by the FBI.
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Sharif condemns US drone strike

Friday, May 31st 2013, 20:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Pakistan's incoming Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, condemns a suspected US drone strike which killed the Taliban's second-in-command.
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Russia urged not to arm Syria troops

Friday, May 31st 2013, 19:48
related countries: Germany Germany, Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The US and Germany call on Russia not to supply Syria's military with an advanced missile system, as fighting rages in the key town of Qusair.
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Ex-MI5 chief joins board of HSBC

Friday, May 31st 2013, 17:58

The former director-general of MI5 will join HSBC's board, months after the bank was fined $2bn (£1.3bn) in the US over money laundering and violating sanctions
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US woman freed from Mexican jail

Friday, May 31st 2013, 15:45
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A US woman is freed after a week in a Mexican jail when drug-smuggling charges against her are dismissed.
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Teenager wins US spelling bee

Friday, May 31st 2013, 13:55
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: New York

A New York boy wins the Scripps National Spelling Bee with the Yiddish word "knaidel", overcoming his trouble with German-derived vocabulary.
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US consumer spending falls in April

Friday, May 31st 2013, 13:52

US consumer spending falls 0.2% in April, the first drop in nearly a year, suggesting a slowdown in economic growth.
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Hagel calls for China cyber talks

Friday, May 31st 2013, 13:48
related countries: China China

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel calls for honest dialogue with his Chinese counterparts about cyber threats and online spying.
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VIDEO: Can your teenager spell cyanophycean?

Friday, May 31st 2013, 10:39

The US National Spelling Bee 2013 put entrants under pressure in a final contest that was broadcast live.
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Heavy metal singer released on bail

Friday, May 31st 2013, 10:36

Tim Lambesis, lead singer of US heavy metal band As I Lay Dying, is released on bail after being accused of plotting to murder his estranged wife.
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Carey and Minaj leave American Idol

Friday, May 31st 2013, 9:53

The two stars announce on Twitter that they are leaving the American Idol judging panel after one series.
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Holder 'concessions' to US media

Friday, May 31st 2013, 8:56
related places: Holder

News executives say US government officials have promised changes to criminal investigations of reporters, after a meeting boycotted by many media representatives.
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'Suspicious' letter sent to Obama

Friday, May 31st 2013, 1:43

A suspicious letter sent to US President Obama is "similar" to poisoned letters mailed to the mayor of New York City this week, US officials say.
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