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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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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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DR Congo rebel leader sanctioned

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 12:55
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The US government imposes sanctions on the leader of the M23 rebels in DR Congo, a day after the UN imposes an asset freeze and travel ban on him.
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Google Fiber connects Kansas City

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 12:42
related places: Kansas City

The people of Kansas City in the US are the first to benefit from Google Fiber, offering internet speeds of up to 1Gbps.
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US and Australia agree on radar

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 11:26
related countries: Australia Australia

The US reaches an agreement with Australia to deploy a space radar system and telescope there as part of closer military ties, officials say.
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Top security US lab under threat

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 8:32
related places: America

Plans to build one of the world's most secure laboratories in the heart of rural America have run into difficulties
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VIDEO: Death sought in US soldier case

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 6:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: March

US military prosecutors demand the death penalty for Sgt Robert Bales, who is accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan in March.
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Death sought in US soldier case

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 5:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: March

US military prosecutors demand the death penalty for Sgt Robert Bales, who is accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan in March.
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The cult of the US general

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 0:27
related places: Why

Why do Americans idolise their generals?
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US budget deficit rises sharply

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 0:09

The US government deficit rises 22% in October from a year ago, highlighting the challenge President Obama faces as the fiscal cliff looms.
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Ansel Adams and American nature

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 0:05

A new exhibition of Ansel Adams' rugged American landscapes
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VIDEO: Petraeus scandal engulfs US general

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 19:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The top US commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen, is being investigated in connection with the scandal surrounding the former CIA director David Petraeus.
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Affleck to receive Master honour

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 17:30

US actor Ben Affleck is to receive the Modern Master award from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the highest honour the event bestows.
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House market boosts Home Depot

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 16:24

Home Depot says it made a small rise in quarterly profits, thanks to signs of recovery in the US housing market.
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Google v Microsoft trial begins

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 15:54

Google and Microsoft begin a court battle in the US in a battle over how much should be paid for industry standard patents.
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VIDEO: Cigarette papers 'halted Afghan battles'

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 12:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

While many are pessimistic about Afghanistan's future when British and US troops leave in 2014, the director of the Royal United Services Institute has brighter hopes for its future.
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Merchant Ivory film composer dies

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 12:03
related places: Day, View

Richard Robbins, the US composer who scored Merchant Ivory films such as A Room with a View, Howards End and The Remains of the Day, has died aged 71.
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Lockheed warns on cyber-attacks

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 11:50

US government technology supplier Lockheed Martin has said that the pace of cyber-attacks has increased dramatically.
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N Korea 'testing at rocket site'

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 7:01
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Recent satellite images show that North Korea is conducting tests at its rocket launch site, says a US academic organisation.
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Clinton in Australia for talks

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 3:44
related countries: Australia Australia

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in Australia for annual security talks set to focus on increased defence co-operation and base-sharing.
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US returns Machu Picchu artefacts

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 3:05
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Inca

The US returns to Peru the last artefacts taken from Machu Picchu by archaeologist Hiram Bingham, who rediscovered the Inca citadel in 1911.
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Petraeus 'made colossal mistake'

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 2:29

Former CIA director and four-star US Army general David Petraeus admits his extramarital affair was a "colossal mistake", a former spokesman says.
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US secession bids after Obama win

Monday, November 12th 2012, 21:40
related places: White House

More than 100,000 Americans petition the White House to allow their states to secede from the US after President Obama's re-election.
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US re-elected to Rights Council

Monday, November 12th 2012, 19:17
related countries: Germany Germany, Ireland Ireland

The US, along with Germany and Ireland, win the only contested seats for re-election to the UN Human Rights Council.
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US to be 'biggest oil producer'

Monday, November 12th 2012, 18:27
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The US will overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest oil producer by 2017, says the International Energy Agency.
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Skyfall soars at US box office

Monday, November 12th 2012, 15:35

James Bond's Skyfall takes a record $87.8m (£55m) in its opening weekend at the North American box office.
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Jagger love letters up for sale

Monday, November 12th 2012, 11:28

A series of letters sent by Mick Jagger to his secret lover, the American singer Marsha Hunt, are being put up for auction.
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Another earthquake hits Guatemala

Monday, November 12th 2012, 1:14
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

A 6.1-magnitude tremor is felt in Guatemala and other Central American countries, days after the deaths of at least 52 in a powerful earthquake.
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Massive blast destroys US homes

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 14:42
related places: Indianapolis

A huge blast in the US city of Indianapolis destroys two homes and damages 14 more, killing two people and forcing hundreds to evacuate.
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McIlroy seals money list double

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 10:04
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Rory McIlroy wins the Race To Dubai for a European and US money list double after finishing third in Singapore.
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Cleverly retains WBO belt in US

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 4:35
related places: Los Angeles

Nathan Cleverly maintains his unbeaten record and defends his WBO title with a stoppage win over American Shawn Hawk in Los Angeles.
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VIDEO: Obama triumphs in Florida

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 1:32
related places: Florida

Election officials in Florida in the United States have confirmed that Barack Obama won the state in Tuesday's presidential election.
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Obama adds Florida to poll count

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 19:55
related places: Republican, Florida

US President Barack Obama wins the presidential vote in Florida - widening his electoral victory margin over Republican rival, Mitt Romney.
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Analysis: Petraeus a huge loss for US

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 16:19

John Simpson on the fall of CIA chief David Petraeus
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USA track will be epic - Button

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 7:18
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button are optimistic the new United States GP track will be a success.
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US voting rights reach top court

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 3:30

The US Supreme Court is to hear a challenge to a key section of the Voting Rights Act, a civil rights-era law adopted to prevent poll discrimination.
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VIDEO: Countdown to 'fiscal cliff'

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 2:22

There are just over 50 days to go until the United States reaches the so-called 'fiscal cliff', unless US politicians make a deal.
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Lockheed boss resigns over affair

Friday, November 9th 2012, 23:23

US defence company Lockheed Martin says its incoming president and chief executive officer has resigned over a relationship with a subordinate.
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Mexico police charged in shooting

Friday, November 9th 2012, 19:41
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican federal police agents who fired at two US embassy staff and a Mexican marine travelling in an armoured car are charged with attempted murder.
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VIDEO: 'We can't cut our way to prosperity'

Friday, November 9th 2012, 19:04

President Barack Obama has used a television address to say the wealthy must pay more tax if the US is to avoid a looming budget crisis.
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Groupon hit as results disappoint

Friday, November 9th 2012, 10:21

Shares in US voucher firm Groupon fall 17% in after-hours trade after its third quarter revenues missed analysts' expectations.
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VIDEO: Gabrielle Giffords gunman sentenced

Friday, November 9th 2012, 9:07
related places: Arizona

Ex-congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has attended court to see the gunman who shot her in the US state of Arizona last year sentenced to life in prison
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Obama to make historic Burma trip

Friday, November 9th 2012, 9:05
related countries: Burma Burma

Fresh from his election victory, Barack Obama will this month become the first US president to visit Burma, as part of a three-leg tour.
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Bin Laden unit punished for leak

Friday, November 9th 2012, 4:40
related places: Honor

Seven US Navy Seals are disciplined for revealing secrets while working as paid consultants on the video game Medal of Honor: Warfighter.
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Obama 'close to Florida victory'

Friday, November 9th 2012, 2:30
related places: Florida

US President Barack Obama appears close to victory in Florida, the only state yet to declare a result from Tuesday's election.
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Colombian 'drug lord' captured

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 23:43
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela announces the arrest of suspected Colombian drug dealer Jorge Milton Cifuentes Villa, for whose capture the US was offering $5m.
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Banana war ends after 20 years

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 22:44

A trade dispute between the European Union and 10 Latin American countries is formally ended at the World Trade Organization.
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Iranian jets 'fired on US drone'

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 22:03
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Gulf

The Pentagon accuses Iran of firing on a US drone carrying out a routine mission in international air space over the Gulf.
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Giffords faces gunman in court

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 20:41

Former US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords attends court to see Jared Loughner, who shot her and killed six others, sentenced to life in prison.
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US nor'easter brings more chaos

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 15:05
related places: Sandy, New York

The New York and New Jersey region awakes to fresh power outages after heavy snow in areas still recovering from last week's super storm, Sandy.
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US trade gap at near two-year low

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 14:50

The US trade deficit fell to its lowest level in almost two years in September as exports reached an all-time high, official figures show.
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VIDEO: Thailand's king pardons US man

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 9:48
related countries: Thailand Thailand

An American citizen who was jailed for insulting the Thai king before receiving a royal pardon and being released, has told the BBC the law that he violated is obsolete and needs changing.
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Obama back as fiscal crisis looms

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 9:41
related places: Congress, Washington

Barack Obama returns to Washington focused on broaching an impasse with Republicans over the deficit reduction deal needed to avoid a fiscal crisis.
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Airbus owner posts profit fall

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 8:00
related places: Eads

Aerospace and defence group EADS posts a small fall in profits following its exposure to struggling US private jet business Hawker Beechcraft.
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VIDEO: Obama faces Washington challenge

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 7:43
related places: Congress, Washington

US President Obama and his family return to Washington as attention moves from his re-election to the need for a budget deal with Congress.
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US affirms China solar tariffs

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 3:21
related countries: China China
related places: Commerce

The US International Trade Commission upholds the higher tariffs imposed by the Department of Commerce on imports of solar cells from China.
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VIDEO: What is the US fiscal cliff?

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 0:40

The US faces a deadline to agree new legislation that could make or break the global economic recovery.
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US anti-Islam filmmaker jailed

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 23:25

A US man behind an anti-Muslim film that led to mass protests in the Middle East is sentenced to a year in jail for probation violations.
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Obama says best is yet to come

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 22:10
related places: Republican

US President Barack Obama pledges to reach across the political divide as he basks in a clear election win over Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
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Democrats retain Senate control

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 19:15
related places: House

After closely watched races, Democrats retain control over the US Senate, while Republicans will stay in charge of the House.
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Focus turns to US budget clash

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 18:44

Global markets fall after Barack Obama's victory, with investor attention now turning to a looming budget clash in Washington.
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Kenya twins named Barack and Mitt

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 17:41
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Republican

A Kenyan mother names her new-born twins after US President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
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Puerto Rico votes to be US state

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 14:36
related countries: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
related places: Early

Voters in Puerto Rico have supported a non-binding referendum to become a full US state.
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Obama re-elected as US president

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 13:10
related places: Republican, White House, President

President Barack Obama wins a second term, defeating Republican Mitt Romney and overcoming dissatisfaction with the economy.
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David Cameron congratulates Obama

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 13:04

Prime Minister David Cameron has sent his congratulations to Barack Obama, who has been re-elected to a second term as US president.
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VIDEO: Obama's granny does victory dance

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 11:07
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Sarah Obama, the US president's step-grandmother, leads people in the western Kenyan village of Kogelo in a victory dance celebrating Barack Obama's re-election.
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VIDEO: Are gadgets safe to use on planes?

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 8:21

The US Federal Aviation Authority is reviewing whether electronic devices are safe to use on planes during take-off and landing.
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Results coming in US elections

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 4:12

Results are coming in as polls close in a tight US presidential race, with President Obama carrying a number of swing states.
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AOL shares jump on ad revenues

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 21:45

Shares in AOL jump 22% after the US internet firm reported a sharp rise in advertising revenues.
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US votes in neck-and-neck contest

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 21:40

Millions of Americans are voting on whether to re-elect President Barack Obama or choose Mitt Romney with polls predicting a tight race.
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US composer Elliott Carter dies

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 16:36

US classical composer and double Pulitzer Prize winner Elliott Carter dies at the age of 103.
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US rivals address final rallies

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 6:49

US presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney make closing arguments in final campaigning before an election too close to call.
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Suzuki to end car sales in the US

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 4:48

Japan's Suzuki says it will stop selling cars in the US as it continues to struggle to compete with rivals in the world's second-biggest market.
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Apple anti-Google case dismissed

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 2:59
related places: Apple

A US judge dismisses Apple's case in which it alleged that Google's Motorola unit was seeking excessive royalty payments for patents.
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Alzheimer's found decades earlier

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 2:07

Some of the earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease have been found in the brain, more than two decades before the first symptoms usually appear.
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Foes now friends: US pilot and the Serb who shot him down

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 0:55

US stealth pilot befriends the Serb who shot him down
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US soldier in court over massacre

Monday, November 5th 2012, 22:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Preliminary hearings begin for US soldier Sgt Robert Bales who is accused of killing 16 civilians, including nine children, in Afghanistan.
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Murray opens Finals bid with win

Monday, November 5th 2012, 21:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Andy Murray battles his way to an edgy opening win against Tomas Berdych at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Morning business round-up

Monday, November 5th 2012, 12:03
related places: Asia

Our daily morning business round-up looks at the main stories in Europe and Asia, including HSBC setting aside an extra $800m to cover potential US fines.
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VIDEO: India's version of the 'American Dream'

Monday, November 5th 2012, 11:30
related countries: India India

America's Silicon Valley has always been a hub for some of the brightest and best Indian immigrants to start businesse, now, in a reversal, more people from the US are moving to the sub-continent with their ideas.
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HSBC earmarks more for US fines

Monday, November 5th 2012, 11:00

HSBC bank puts aside a further $800m to cover potential money laundering fines in the US as it announces a fall in quarterly profits.
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TLC plan first album for 10 years

Monday, November 5th 2012, 10:42

The surviving members of US R&B group TLC confirm plans for a new album, a decade after the death of bandmate Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.
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Wreck-It Ralph tops US box office

Monday, November 5th 2012, 10:24
related places: Disney

Disney's animated film Wreck-It Ralph scores a phenomenal weekend at the US box office with $49.1m (£30.7m) in ticket sales.
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VIDEO: Fighter pilot embraces former foe

Monday, November 5th 2012, 9:10
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Belgrade

A remarkable friendship has developed between a US stealth fighter pilot and the man who shot him down during Nato air strikes over Belgrade.
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US-Japan military drills begin

Monday, November 5th 2012, 8:43
related countries: China China, Japan Japan

The US and Japan begin joint military exercises, amid simmering tensions with China over disputed islands in the East China Sea.
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Can the 'American Dream' be reversed in India?

Monday, November 5th 2012, 5:44
related countries: India India

Why are American entrepreneurs leaving Silicon Valley for India?
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VIDEO: Volunteers help NY Sandy victims

Monday, November 5th 2012, 5:09
related places: Sandy

The pain of superstorm Sandy is still being felt in the eastern United States, with officials saying tens of thousands of people could soon need rehousing because of an expected cold spell.
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Heartbeat 'could power pacemaker'

Monday, November 5th 2012, 4:02

A device which could harness energy from a beating heart can produce enough electricity to keep a pacemaker running, according to US researchers.
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