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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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Minister 'to sue Homeland makers'

Friday, October 19th 2012, 8:58
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut, Homeland

Lebanon's tourism minister threatens to sue the makers of hit US TV series Homeland for misrepresenting Beirut in a recent episode of the show.
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Presidential rivals trade jokes

Friday, October 19th 2012, 5:46
related places: Republican, New York

US President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney poke fun at themselves and each other at a charity fundraiser in New York.
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VIDEO: Presidential rivals trade jokes

Friday, October 19th 2012, 3:42
related places: Republican, New York

US President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney have made a series of lighthearted jabs at themselves and each other at a charity fundraiser in New York.
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China loses US steel tariff plea

Friday, October 19th 2012, 2:00
related countries: China China

The World Trade Organisation upholds its decision that China's tariffs on imports of certain US steel products are illegal.
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Six US Senate races to watch

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 23:22

A wrestling mogul, a nude model and a war hero
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Newsweek to cease print edition

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 21:34

Newsweek, the 80-year-old US current affairs magazine, is to become an online-only publication, ending its print edition.
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US marriage law struck down again

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 20:26
related places: New York

A US law that defines marriage as being between one man and one woman is struck down by a New York appeal court, the second such ruling against it.
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Morgan Stanley reports $1bn loss

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 11:57
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

US investment bank Morgan Stanley reports a net loss of $1bn (£600m), mostly due to the changing value of its own debt.
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China's growth rate slows to 7.4%

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 11:37

China's economic growth slows further in the third quarter, but other figures suggest the economy may be stabilising and even bouncing back.
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VIDEO: Arrest over NY bank 'bomb plot'

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 3:11
related places: New York

US officials have arrested a man for plotting to detonate what he thought was a massive bomb in front of the Federal Reserve building in New York.
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US rivals back in battlegrounds

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 2:50
related places: Republican

US President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney return to the campaign trail, a day after their heated TV debate.
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Saudi envoy plotter pleads guilty

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 21:43
related countries: Iran Iran, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

An Iranian-American man unexpectedly pleads guilty of plotting to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the US, and says Iranian agents were involved.
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Abortion is legalised in Uruguay

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 20:32
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay
related places: Senate

Uruguay becomes the second Latin American country to legalise abortion for all women, after hours of debate and two votes in the Senate.
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Obama hits back in fiery debate

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 15:43
related places: New York

A more aggressive Barack Obama buries the memory of a poor first showing as he and challenger Mitt Romney clash in New York at the second US presidential debate.
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VIDEO: Missing $750 painting now worth $4m

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 15:00
related places: New York

A painting by the celebrated American pop artist, Roy Lichtenstein, has been returned to the owner's widow in New York more than 40 years after it disappeared.
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Fresh sign of US housing recovery

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 13:48
related places: New

New homes were started at the fastest rate since July 2008 in September, official figures show, supporting recent suggestions of a recovery.
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AUDIO: Why not party with an alligator?

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 13:05
related places: Florida

BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast looked into the latest craze of alligator children's parties in Florida, United States.
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VIDEO: Presidential debate: Voters react

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 10:13
related places: Washington, Los Angeles

Voters in Washington and Los Angeles have been giving their view on the latest televised debate between the US presidential candidates.
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US troops held over Okinawa rape

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 7:27
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

Two US troops are arrested over the alleged rape of a Japanese woman in Okinawa, amid ongoing opposition to the US military footprint there.
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Meningitis outbreak firm raided

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 6:11
related places: Boston

The Boston company linked to a US-wide deadly meningitis outbreak is searched by Food and Drug Administration investigators.
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VIDEO: Obama and Romney clash in debate

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 5:43
related places: Romney

US President Barack Obama hits out at Republican Mitt Romney in the second of three pre-election debates.
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Obama and Romney in spiky debate

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 5:17

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney trade blows in the second of three debates, with voters asking questions in New York.
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Memorial honours US Libya envoy

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 4:56
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: San Francisco

Hundreds of mourners attend a memorial in San Francisco for Christopher Stevens, the US ambassador to Libya killed in an attack in Benghazi.
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VIDEO: Highlights: US presidential debate

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 4:08
related places: Key, Republican

Key moments from the second of three televised presidential debates between US President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
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VIDEO: Ohio families that could swing US vote

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 0:36
related places: Why

The American families who will decide the US election
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Lost Lichtenstein art returned

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 22:51
related places: New York

A painting by the US artist Roy Lichtenstein that went missing 42 years ago has been returned to the widow of its owner in New York.
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Citigroup's boss Pandit resigns

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 22:33

Citigroup chief executive Vikram Pandit surprises Wall Street by resigning with immediate effect after nearly five years at the head of the bank.
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US welcomes Cuba travel reform

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 22:21
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Washington

Washington welcomes Cuba's announcement that it is removing the need for citizens to obtain expensive exit permits before travelling abroad.
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Mother's joy at extradition block

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 20:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The mother of British computer hacker Gary McKinnon says she is "overwhelmed" after the UK blocked his extradition to the US, ending a 10-year ordeal.
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Hundreds at Arlen Specter funeral

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 19:20
related places: Pennsylvania

US Vice-President Joe Biden joins former governors and judges as hundreds attend the funeral of veteran Pennsylvania senator Arlen Specter.
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Chinese 'view US less positively'

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 16:04
related countries: China China

Chinese views on the US have plummeted in the last two years, a study finds, with an increasing number of Chinese people seeing relations as hostile.
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Al-Qaeda driver wins court appeal

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 16:00

A US court throws out the conviction of Osama Bin Laden's former driver, who had been jailed in Guantanamo Bay for giving material support to terrorism.
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UK blocks McKinnon extradition

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 14:32

British computer hacker Gary McKinnon will not be extradited to the US, Home Secretary Theresa May announces, saying his human rights would have been at risk.
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Profits climb at Goldman Sachs

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 12:25

US bank Goldman Sachs reports profits of $1.5bn for the three months to September, after recording a loss during the same period last year.
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VIDEO: Global impact of food price rises

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 11:52
related countries: India India, Russia Russia

There has been drought in the US, poor rainfall in Russia and South America and a dry monsoon in India, all of these have a major impact on the world's most important food crops and consequently food prices.
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Clinton 'responsible' on Benghazi

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 11:24
related countries: Libya Libya

The US secretary of state takes responsibility for security failures that led to the deaths of four Americans in Libya, ahead of a second presidential debate.
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US meningitis investigation widens

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 10:41

Two more drugs from a US pharmaceutical firm may be linked to an outbreak of meningitis that has killed 15 people, officials warn.
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Tina Fey to co-host Golden Globes

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 8:05

US television comedy stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are reuniting to host the 70th annual Golden Globes ceremony in 2013.
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VIDEO: Fact checkers seek election truth

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 3:18

Are lies in the US election going unnoticed?
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9/11 Guantanamo hearings resume

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 2:06

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others accused over the 9/11 attacks appear at a US military tribunal for the first time in five months.
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Big Tobacco lawyers target food industry

Monday, October 15th 2012, 23:35
related places: Lawyers

Lawyers who took on US tobacco target food industry next
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Pressure on Obama for next debate

Monday, October 15th 2012, 20:43

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney prepare for their next high-stakes clash on Tuesday, as the Republican's campaign registers a record month of fundraising.
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Sharp increase in US retail sales

Monday, October 15th 2012, 13:54

US retail sales saw their sharpest rise last month for nearly two years, according to figures from the US Commerce Department.
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US politician Arlen Specter dies

Monday, October 15th 2012, 13:29
related places: Pennsylvania, Democrat, Republican

Arlen Specter, the Republican-turned-Democrat former senator from Pennsylvania, dies at home aged 82.
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Nobel Prize in economics awarded

Monday, October 15th 2012, 13:19

US academics Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley win the 2012 Nobel Prize in economics for work on the best possible way to allocate resources in complex markets such as organ transplants.
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Softbank to buy control of Sprint

Monday, October 15th 2012, 9:51
related countries: Japan Japan

Mobile phone company Softbank is to buy 70% of US carrier Sprint Nextel for $20.1bn (£12.5bn), the biggest overseas acquisition by a Japanese firm.
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Taken 2 holds on to top film spot

Monday, October 15th 2012, 8:20
related places: Argo

Liam Neeson film Taken 2 narrowly beats Ben Affleck thriller Argo to stay top of the North American box office.
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VIDEO: Shuttle arrives 12 hrs late on final voyage

Monday, October 15th 2012, 3:56

After long delays, the US Space Shuttle Endeavour has finally reached its retirement home at the California Science Center.
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Shuttle completes epic LA journey

Monday, October 15th 2012, 1:18

The retired US space shuttle Endeavour finally reaches its new home in a Los Angeles museum after long delays caused by trees along the route.
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Bernanke defends stimulus plans

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 15:23

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke defends measures to boost the US economy against critics from emerging nations.
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US cruiser hits nuclear submarine

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 7:38
related places: Atlantic

A US cruiser collides with a nuclear submarine during naval exercises off the Atlantic coast, reportedly causing damage to sonar equipment.
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US meningitis death toll rises

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 0:22

Fifteen people have now been killed and nearly 200 others have fallen ill in an outbreak of fungal meningitis in 13 US states, say health officials.
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Kyrgyz ex-leader's son held in UK

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 9:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Police in London arrest a son of fugitive former Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev following a US request to extradite him on fraud charges.
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VIDEO: US running mates clash in debate

Friday, October 12th 2012, 22:37

US vice-presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan have clashed sharply in their only televised debate of the 2012 election campaign.
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'Europe's GPS' reaches key phase

Friday, October 12th 2012, 22:01

Europe's own version of the US Global Positioning System reaches a key milestone with the launch of a second pair of satellites.
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VIDEO: Shuttle on 12-mile drive through LA

Friday, October 12th 2012, 20:30
related places: Los Angeles

The US space shuttle Endeavour is about to begin its very last journey, a 12-mile drive through Los Angeles to a museum where it will go on display.
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US targets El Salvador gang cash

Friday, October 12th 2012, 10:41
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador
related places: Los Angeles

The US names the violent MS-13 gang, established by Salvadorean immigrants in Los Angeles in the 1980s, as a transnational criminal organisation.
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Weinstein attacks 'free internet'

Friday, October 12th 2012, 10:40
related places: Apple

US film producer Harvey Weinstein criticises media giants Apple and Google for making content available under the guise of "free internet".
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US readies cyber-attack forces

Friday, October 12th 2012, 10:38

The US is preparing military forces skilled at conducting operations via computer networks to counter imminent cyber-attacks, says US secretary of defense.
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Usada in Armstrong perjury claim

Friday, October 12th 2012, 10:18
related places: Armstrong

Lance Armstrong made "false and misleading" statements in a 2005 court case, according to a report by the US Anti-Doping Agency
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VIDEO: US warns of 'cyber Pearl Harbour'

Friday, October 12th 2012, 9:28
related places: New York

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has warned that the threat from cyber-attacks on US interests is growing, in a speech to business leaders in New York.
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US running mates in TV slugfest

Friday, October 12th 2012, 4:19
related places: White House

Sparks fly in a TV debate between the US vice-presidential candidates, as polls shows a tighter race less than a month before election day.
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US overturns Samsung phone ban

Friday, October 12th 2012, 2:41
related places: Apple

A US court overturns a ban on sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone, dealing a blow to Apple in the ongoing battle between the two rivals.
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How US Postal 'got away with doping'

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 23:53

A team-mate's account of how Lance Armstrong 'cheated'
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US warns of 'Afghan fraud' risks

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 21:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nato troops in Afghanistan have been exposed to greater risk of Taliban bomb attacks because of fraud, a US government agency alleges.
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US school's anti-Semitism apology

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 20:41

A US university apologises for years of anti-Semitism at its dental school going back decades, involving Jewish students being kicked out.
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Armstrong's ex-team-mates banned

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 20:05

Five of Lance Armstrong's former team-mates receive six-month doping bans from the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
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US-linked Yemeni killed in Sanaa

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 15:42
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

A Yemeni employee of the US embassy in the capital Sanaa is shot dead in an attack by masked men on a motorbike, officials say.
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Armstrong is a legend - Sky rider

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 15:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sky

Britain's Alex Dowsett believes Lance Armstrong is a "legend" but could not shake his hand in light of recent doping allegations.
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'US drone' kills 10 in Pakistan

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 15:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Ten suspected militants are killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan's north-western tribal region, Pakistani officials say.
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Ghana refuses Argentine ship bid

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 12:35
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Ghana Ghana

A Ghanaian court refuses to free an Argentine warship seized in a debt dispute involving the South American nation's creditors.
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VIDEO: Armstrong lawyer: It is a farce

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 10:56

Lance Armstrong's lawyer has described the United States Anti-Doping Agency process as "fundamentally unfair".
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BAE warns on US spending outlook

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 10:18
related places: Eads

Defence group BAE Systems warns of uncertainties in the US market, a day after ending EADS merger talks.
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Blazing Saddles' Mongo dies at 77

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 9:35
related places: Los Angeles

Alex Karras, the former American footballer-turned-actor, dies at his home in Los Angeles.
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VIDEO: Obama: 'I can make a better case'

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 9:24

US President Barack Obama has defended his performance in the first televised presidential debate of the 2012 election campaign.
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US hikes China solar cell tariffs

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 8:21
related countries: China China

The US is to impose sharply higher tariffs on solar cells imported from China, which it says will offset the subsidies China pays its manufacturers.
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Report damns 'cheating' Armstrong

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 6:32
related places: Armstrong

The United States Anti-Doping Agency says former cyclist Lance Armstrong was at the heart of the "most sophisticated doping programme the sport has ever seen".
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VIDEO: Armstrong doping 'most sophisticated'

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 3:31

Cycling legend Lance Armstrong's team ran "the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme the sport has ever seen" according to a report by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
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'Musical' mice learn new songs

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 0:56

US researchers say that mice may have the ability to learn songs based on the sounds they hear.
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Dead hero's mother rebukes Romney

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 0:01
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Romney

The mother of an American killed in last month's Libya consulate attack complains the Romney campaign is using her son's death for political purposes.
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US security in Libya 'was cut'

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 23:29
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Congress

Security in Libya was reduced before last month's attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, even as violence worsened, a congressional panel hears.
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Housing market 'lifts US economy'

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 20:17

The US economy has expanded "modestly" in the past six weeks thanks to a stronger housing market, a survey by the US Federal Reserve suggests.
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Regulators demand patent clarity

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 19:14

US and European trade officials say tech companies must clarify the patent license rules involving critical technologies.
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Race debate hits US Supreme Court

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 19:13

Affirmative action admissions policies at US universities are challenged by the US Supreme Court, just nine years after they were last upheld.
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One Direction in US chart record

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 16:28

The group make US chart history for the second time in 2012 after scoring the fastest-selling track by a non-US artist ever.
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Nato appoints supreme commander

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 13:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nato names US General John Allen as its new Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, leaving his role as head of Nato-led forces in Afghanistan.
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Cell signalling work scoops Nobel

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 9:53

Two US researchers whose work shed light on how cells sense their environment garner this year's Nobel prize for chemistry.
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Adele wins Song of the Year award

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 8:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Adele

Adele is honoured by the US music industry for the success of her hit Rolling In The Deep at a London ceremony.
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US drone kills five in Pakistan

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 7:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Five people are killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan - the first since a rally against drones by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan.
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Rihanna leads AMA nominations

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 6:12
related places: Ama

The nominations for the American Music Awards are headed by Rihanna and Nicki Minaj, with four nods each.
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US Protestants no longer majority

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 2:14

For the first time ever, the US no longer has a majority of Protestants as the number of people with no religious affiliation rises, a study finds.
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'No warning' of Libyan US attack

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 1:47
related countries: Libya Libya

US officials say they had no "actionable intelligence" about last month's attack on their consulate in Libya, on the eve of a congressional hearing.
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Chevron loses $19bn fine appeal

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 22:23
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: Chevron, Amazon

The US Supreme Court refuses to block an Ecuadorean court's ruling that oil firm Chevron pay billions in damages for pollution in the Amazon.
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US meningitis death toll hits 11

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 21:17

Eleven people have now been killed and 108 others sickened by an outbreak of fungal meningitis in 10 US states, say health officials.
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Abu Hamza denies US terror charge

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 18:37
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: New York

Radical Islamist cleric Abu Hamza pleads not guilty in New York to charges of setting up a terror training camp and abducting tourists in Yemen.
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Sandusky jailed for US sex abuse

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 15:24

Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky is sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing young boys over a decade.
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US terror suspect held in Yemen

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 15:24
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A US citizen suspected of having links to al-Qaeda has been arrested in the southern Yemeni province of Shabwa, officials tell the BBC.
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N Korea warns US on missile range

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 10:11
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

Two days after Seoul unveiled a US missile deal, North Korea says its missiles can hit the US mainland - despite previous rocket launch failures.
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Quantum pioneers win Nobel prize

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 9:52
related countries: France France

The 2012 Nobel physics prize goes to two scientists for controlling single particles to yield a picture of the world at the most fundamental level.
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Romney seeks foreign policy shift

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 9:44

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney calls for a "change of course" in the Middle East, criticising US President Obama on foreign policy.
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