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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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United States: news

Elmore Leonard, crime novelist, dies

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 17:06

The prolific US crime writer Elmore Leonard, whose books include Get Shorty and Out of Sight, dies at the age of 87.
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Best Buy reports surprise recovery

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 15:50

Best Buy reports better-than-expected earnings amid a difficult retail environment that has hurt other US chains JC Penney and Barnes & Noble.
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US senator drops Canada citizenship

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 13:31
related countries: Canada Canada

Firebrand Calgary-born Republican US Senator Ted Cruz renounces his Canadian citizenship, in what analysts say is preparation for a presidential run.
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US sanctions on Zimbabwe to stay

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 11:52
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The US refuses to lift sanctions on Zimbabwe following the re-election of President Robert Mugabe, despite a call by regional leaders to do so.
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Disney child star Young dies at 29

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 9:23
related places: Young, Disney

US actor Lee Thompson Young, a former Disney child star who appeared in US detective drama Rizzoli & Isles, is found dead at the age of 29.
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Miranda detention 'legally sound'

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 8:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Guardian

Using the Terrorism Act to detain the partner of a Guardian reporter who published revelations about US and UK security services was "legally and procedurally sound", Scotland Yard says.
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VIDEO: Obamas show off new dog, Sunny

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 6:58
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Sunny

US President Barack Obama and his family have taken in a play pal for their pet Bo, a second Portuguese water dog called Sunny.
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US given 'heads up' on detention

Monday, August 19th 2013, 22:19

The US says it was given a "heads up" about the detention of the partner of a journalist who published material from whistleblower Edward Snowden, but insists it did not request it.
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Amazon.com website goes offline

Monday, August 19th 2013, 20:53
related places: Amazon

Amazon's US website goes offline for about half an hour, the latest high-profile internet firm to face such a problem in recent days.
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US jails last Tijuana cartel boss

Monday, August 19th 2013, 19:52
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Tijuana

A US court sentences the last of the Arellano Felix brothers, who ran the notorious Tijuana cartel in Mexico during the 1980s and 1990s.
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VIDEO: US 'not involved in detention'

Monday, August 19th 2013, 18:34

The US government has denied any involvement in the decision to detain the partner of a journalist who published information from the US whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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Zillow buys StreetEasy for $50m

Monday, August 19th 2013, 15:29

Property listing site Zillow buys New York City-focused StreetEasy for $50m in an effort to enter one of the most lucrative US housing markets.
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Nadal moves above Murray in rankings

Monday, August 19th 2013, 13:17
related places: Murray, Sunday

Rafael Nadal will head to the US Open as world number two and the man to beat after winning the Cincinnati Open on Sunday.
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Spike Lee reaches Kickstarter goal

Monday, August 19th 2013, 9:06

US film director Spike Lee reaches his $1.25m target on Kickstarter for his next project.
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New insights into ball lightning

Monday, August 19th 2013, 8:47

US researchers say they have developed a more efficient way to produce a kind of ball lightning in the lab.
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Butler drama beats Kick-Ass in US

Monday, August 19th 2013, 8:16
related places: Butler, White House

Lee Daniels' The Butler, inspired by an African-American who served as a White House butler to eight presidents, proves more popular at North American cinemas than comic book sequel Kick-Ass 2.
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Rupee hits record low against dollar

Monday, August 19th 2013, 6:01
related countries: India India

The Indian rupee continues to fall, hitting a fresh all-time low against the US dollar, despite recent measures by the government to stem its decline.
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S Korea begins US military drills

Monday, August 19th 2013, 3:55
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Monday

South Korea and the US begin a new round of joint military exercises on Monday, officials say, the second round to take place this year.
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Europe record Solheim Cup win in US

Monday, August 19th 2013, 2:00

Europe win the Solheim Cup in Colorado with an 18-10 victory over the United States to retain the title for the first time.
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VIDEO: US brewer's dream: all the beer in China

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 23:50
related countries: China China

US brewer's dream to conquer world's biggest market
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US probes JP Morgan China staff

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 19:44
related countries: China China

Authorities in the US are investigating investment house JP Morgan over claims it hired children of influential Chinese officials to gain business.
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Immune system boost 'fights cancer'

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 17:38

A way of firing up the body's immune system in order to attack cancer has been discovered by US researchers.
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VIDEO: US acknowledges secret Area 51

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 15:36

The Central Intelligence Agency has officially acknowledged the secret US test site known as Area 51, in a newly declassified internal history of the U-2 spy plane programme.
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Ex-princess on cockfighting charges

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 8:24
related countries: Romania Romania
related places: Oregon

Irina Walker, daughter of Romania's last king, appears in court in the US accused of running a cockfighting business in Oregon.
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Bahamas deports 24 Cuban refugees

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 0:07
related countries: The Bahamas The Bahamas, Cuba Cuba

The government of the Bahamas deports back to Cuba 24 refugees who had applied for asylum in the US and other countries.
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Murray out to Berdych in Cincinnati

Friday, August 16th 2013, 21:34
related places: Cincinnati, Wimbledon

Tomas Berdych beats Wimbledon and US Open champion Andy Murray in straight sets in the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Open
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Republicans vow TV boycott over film

Friday, August 16th 2013, 19:24

The Republican Party votes to boycott debates on two US broadcasters if they air planned shows about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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CIA acknowledges secret 'Area 51'

Friday, August 16th 2013, 16:43

The CIA officially acknowledges the secret US test site known as Area 51 in a newly unclassified internal history of the U-2 spy plane programme.
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US new home construction rises

Friday, August 16th 2013, 15:17

The rate of new US home-building rises in July, spurred on by a rise in the construction of new apartments.
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Conrad Black fined and banned by US

Friday, August 16th 2013, 13:46

Former media baron Conrad Black is fined $4.1m (£2.6m) and barred from becoming the director of a US company in a deal with regulators.
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Blurred Lines stars fight copy claim

Friday, August 16th 2013, 9:07

US singer Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris Jr take legal action against Marvin Gaye's family and Bridgeport Music to rebuff claims of plagiarism.
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That '70s Show actress dies aged 43

Friday, August 16th 2013, 8:21

Actress Lisa Robin Kelly, who had a role in the US sitcom That `70s Show alongside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, dies at age 43.
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NSA 'broke snooping privacy rules'

Friday, August 16th 2013, 2:53

The US National Security Agency broke privacy rules thousands of times in the past two years, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
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UN calls for 'restraint' in Egypt

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 23:47
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The UN Security Council urges all parties in Egypt to exercise "maximum restraint", a day after at least 638 were killed in violence.
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Shot US bank stand-off hostage dies

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 21:56
related places: Louisiana

The second hostage shot by a mentally unstable hostage-taker at a rural Louisiana bank on Wednesday dies.
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Brazil gang jailed for American rape

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 19:44
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Rio

A judge in Rio sentences the driver and conductor of a minivan to 49 years in jail each for raping an American citizen, in an ordeal that shocked Brazil.
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US tribe votes to legalise alcohol

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 19:25
related countries: India India

An American-Indian tribe ravaged by alcohol abuse votes to end prohibition, but critics say the move will only worsen the reservation's problems.
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US mogul 'sorry' for slave sex spoof

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 17:32

Hip-hop record mogul Russell Simmons apologises for a parody video on his YouTube channel showing a US abolitionist heroine making a sex tape.
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Simon Cowell avoids US divorce court

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 16:31

The star will not be called as a witness in the divorce proceedings of the woman who is reported to be carrying his baby.
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VIDEO: Action! US police film comedy job ad

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 15:41
related places: Hillsboro, Oregon

Police in Hillsboro, Oregon, have found an alternative way to recruit a new police chief.
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Faithfull breaks back, cancels shows

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 14:47
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Marianne Faithfull is forced to cancel several concerts in the US and Lebanon after breaking a bone in her back in an accident
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Mammal carnivore is major discovery

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 14:29
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Ecuador Ecuador

US scientists describe a new animal living in the cloud forests of Colombia and Ecuador - the first new mammal carnivore species to be identified in the Western hemisphere in 35 years.
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US consumer inflation rises to 2%

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 14:17

The pace of US consumer price inflation increased in July, pushing the annual rate of inflation to 2% - the rate targeted by the Federal Reserve.
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US request over child abuse images

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 11:53
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The US formally requests the extradition of an Irish man described by the FBI as the "largest facilitator of child porn on the planet".
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Injured Tsonga to miss US Open

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 11:35

World number eight Jo-Wilfried Tsonga pulls out of this month's US Open as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.
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Manning 'sorry for hurting US'

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 1:47

Pte First Class Bradley Manning apologises for hurting the US by leaking a trove of classified US government documents to the Wikileaks website.
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The death of the drive-in cinema?

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 23:06
related places: Why

Why changing technology threatens classic US night out
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Benefits for US gay military spouses

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 19:47

US military same-sex spouses will gain all benefits open to opposite-sex spouses by next month, Pentagon officials say.
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'London whale' traders charged in US

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 19:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Authorities in the US have charged two JP Morgan Chase traders with fraud in connection to the $6.2bn "London whale" trading losses in 2012.
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VIDEO: Pilots die in UPS plane crash

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 17:48
related places: Birmingham

Two people, the pilot and co-pilot, were killed when a UPS cargo plane crashed as it approached an airport in Birmingham, Alabama in the US.
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Ex-US congressman jailed for fraud

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 17:28

Ex-US congressman Jesse Jackson Jr is sentenced to 30 months in prison for misusing campaign funds, while his wife is jailed for a year for tax evasion.
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US Open plans roof over main stadium

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 14:51
related places: New York

The US Open announces plans for a retractable roof over the main Arthur Ashe Stadium at Flushing Meadows in New York.
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Steinway agrees $512m private sale

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 14:27

Steinway Musical Instruments, the US company famous for its grand pianos, agrees a buyout deal with hedge fund firm Paulson & Co.
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US police kill bank hostage-taker

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 12:36
related places: Louisiana

A mentally unstable hostage-taker shot two captives, killing one of them, at a Louisiana bank before police killed him, say the authorities.
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Grey's Anatomy star Oh to leave show

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 10:18

Sandra Oh, one of the original stars of the successful US drama Grey's Anatomy, is leaving the show after eight years.
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US sets duties on shrimp imports

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 1:48

The US Commerce Department sets anti-subsidy duties on shrimp coming into the US from five countries.
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US gun safety teacher shoots student

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 23:26
related places: Ohio

A gun instructor in the US state of Ohio accidentally shoots a student in the arm in a class for people seeking permits to carry a concealed firearm.
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Polish soldier dies climbing US peak

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 21:44
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Oregon, Mount Hood

The body of a Polish soldier who said he wanted to plant his nation's flag on Mount Hood in Oregon has been found on the frozen peak, authorities say.
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BP sues US over ban on new contracts

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 21:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK oil giant BP is suing the US government for blocking the company from new federal contracts.
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US nuclear unit fails safety test

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 20:06

The US Air Force unit that oversees a Cold War-era nuclear missile installation has failed a safety test, the Air Force has said.
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US moves to block airlines merger

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 18:02

The US government files an anti-trust case against the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, which would create the world's largest carrier.
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China tea set survives US air crash

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 16:54

A china tea set is recovered largely unscathed from the wreckage of a Connecticut plane crash which killed four people, police say.
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VIDEO: Bill Clinton's Africa tour ends

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 16:04
related places: Chelsea, Africa

Former US President Bill Clinton has been travelling around Africa with his daughter, Chelsea, visiting Clinton Foundation projects. He spoke to Komla Dumor about the changing face of Africa and the wider world.
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VIDEO: Winfrey 'sorry' over racism row

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 8:24
related places: Zurich

US talk show host Oprah Winfrey apologises for a "blown up" media response after claiming she encountered racism in Zurich.
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Kerry: Settlements move was expected

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 7:44
related countries: Israel Israel

US Secretary of State John Kerry urges Palestinians "not to react adversely" to Israel's approval of new settlement homes days before peace talks resume.
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Record US audience for Breaking Bad

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 7:37

TV drama Breaking Bad gets its highest audience yet in the US, as the final series begins.
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US state first to require voter ID

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 7:08

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signs into law a controversial bill requiring voters to show photo IDs when they go to the polls.
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VIDEO: 'Hyperloop' transport idea unveiled

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 6:06

Plans for a transport system to carry people between cities at nearly the speed of sound have been proposed by an American inventor and entrepreneur.
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VIDEO: US reviews prison sentences

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 5:20

The US government has outlined sweeping changes to criminal sentencing, aimed at tackling the problem of prison overcrowding.
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Transgender pupil law for California

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 4:01
related places: California

California becomes the first US state to enshrine rights for transgender schoolchildren by passing a law allowing them to access male or female toilets.
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Viewpoints: Prison reform in the US

Monday, August 12th 2013, 23:16

Experts discuss US proposal to reduce drug sentences
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Musk unveils 'Hyperloop' idea

Monday, August 12th 2013, 22:32
related places: Los Angeles, San Francisco

US-based entrepreneur Elon Musk reveals details of his proposed near-supersonic "Hyperloop" transport system to link Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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US eyes criminal justice shake-up

Monday, August 12th 2013, 20:53

The Obama administration unveils major changes to the criminal justice system, dropping mandatory minimum sentences in certain drug cases.
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US mob boss Bulger found guilty

Monday, August 12th 2013, 20:15
related places: America, Bulger

James "Whitey" Bulger, one of America's most notorious underworld bosses, is convicted of nearly a dozen murders, racketeering and conspiracy.
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NY 'stop and frisk' unconstitutional

Monday, August 12th 2013, 17:58

New York City's police department deliberately violated the civil rights of thousands through its stop and frisk policy, a US judge rules.
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US judge bars baby name Messiah

Monday, August 12th 2013, 16:15
related places: Martin

A judge in the US reportedly orders a baby's name to be changed from Messiah to Martin, arguing that the only true messiah is Jesus Christ.
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US agency 'surveillance leviathan'

Monday, August 12th 2013, 15:41

A senior security researcher says documents suggesting the US government "touches" 1.6% of internet traffic in fact reveal the vast scale of snooping.
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Musk to outline 'Hyperloop' idea

Monday, August 12th 2013, 9:47
related places: Los Angeles, San Francisco

US entrepreneur Elon Musk is expected to give more details later of his supersonic "Hyperloop" concept to link Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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Stephen Sondheim honoured in US

Monday, August 12th 2013, 9:39

The composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim is honoured with the prestigious Edward MacDowell medal in the US.
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Dufner delivers maiden major at US PGA

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 23:07
related places: Oak Hill

Jason Dufner holds his nerve to clinch his maiden major title with victory at the US PGA Championship at Oak Hill.
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Father to visit Snowden in Russia

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 20:56
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Snowden

Lon Snowden, father of US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, has a Russian visa and will visit his son "very soon", his lawyer says.
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Miley Cyrus tops UK singles chart

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 18:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Stop

American pop singer Miley Cyrus tops the singles chart with We Can't Stop - the first time one of her songs has hit number one in the UK.
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VIDEO: US condemns Iraq Eid attacks

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 13:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US condemns the latest bombings and shootings in Iraq in which more than 60 people were killed during celebrations marking the end of Ramadan.
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Gunmen attack gas plant in Yemen

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 11:20
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Suspected al-Qaeda militants kill five soldiers in an attack on a gas terminal in Yemen, as the US reopens diplomatic missions in the wider region.
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US man jailed in N Korea 'very ill'

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 9:36
related countries: North Korea North Korea

US missionary Kenneth Bae, who was detained in North Korea last year, is very ill and has been moved from a labour camp to a hospital, his sister says.
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VIDEO: Girl rescued after 6-day US manhunt

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 9:21
related places: Idaho

A missing 16-year-old girl has been found safe in Idaho after a massive, six-day manhunt.
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US condemns Iraq Eid attacks

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 8:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US condemns the latest bombings and shootings in Iraq in which more than 60 people were killed during celebrations marking the end of Ramadan.
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Furyk overhauls Dufner for PGA lead

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 23:25
related places: Oak Hill

American Jim Furyk will a take a one-shot lead over countryman Jason Dufner into the final round of the US PGA Championship at Oak Hill.
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Two killed in Yemen 'drone strike'

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 21:14
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Two militants have been killed in a suspected US drone strike in southern Yemen, officials say, the ninth since the end of July.
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Plane crash kills ex-Microsoft exec

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 14:48

A former Microsoft director has died along with his son in a light aircraft crash in the US state of Connecticut, his family confirms.
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'Human trafficking ring' broken up

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 10:16
related countries: China China, France France, Spain Spain

Dozens of people have been arrested in Spain and France on suspicion of smuggling Chinese migrants into Europe and the US, police say.
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Sampras tipping Murray to shine

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 9:35
related places: Murray

Andy Murray will cope with the pressure of defending his US Open title, says 14-time Grand Slam winner Pete Sampras.
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US fury at Mexico drugs lord release

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 7:34
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The US reacts angrily to the early release by a Mexico court of a drugs lord who served 28 years in prison for the kidnap and murder of a US agent.
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US embassies to reopen after alert

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 6:07
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The US is to reopen 18 of 19 embassies and consulates it closed due to a terror alert, with only the Yemen mission to stay shut.
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VIDEO: Court frees drugs baron Quintero

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 1:43
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Quintero

Drugs baron Rafael Caro Quintero can be released from prison after serving 28 years for the kidnap and murder of a US agent, a court in Mexico has ruled.
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Obama vows reforms of surveillance

Friday, August 9th 2013, 23:55

President Barack Obama pledges oversight of US surveillance, while criticising Russia which is harbouring fugitive leaker Edward Snowden.
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Dufner sets course record for PGA lead

Friday, August 9th 2013, 23:10

Jason Dufner just misses out on shooting the lowest round in major history but hits a course-record 63 to lead the US PGA.
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Apple victory in Samsung patent case

Friday, August 9th 2013, 22:32
related places: Apple

Apple has won a key patent case against rival Samsung which could see Samsung phones blocked from the US market.
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Mexican court frees drugs kingpin

Friday, August 9th 2013, 21:28
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A court in Mexico releases drugs baron Rafael Caro Quintero after he spends 28 years in prison for the murder of a US agent.
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VIDEO: Was Oprah snubbed or misunderstood?

Friday, August 9th 2013, 18:55
related places: Zurich

The owner of a shop in Zurich where US talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she encountered racism has called the incident a "misunderstanding".
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