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United States: news

Monday, August 20th 2012, 19:56
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A Colombian general facing drug trafficking charges in a US federal court pleads guilty to links with a Colombian paramilitary group.
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US row over rape pregnancy remark

Monday, August 20th 2012, 18:50

A row erupts in the US after Republican congressman Todd Akin says women's bodies can "shut down" and stop pregnancy in the case of "legitimate rape".
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Best Buy buyout talks break down

Monday, August 20th 2012, 15:33

US electronics chain Best Buy appoints a new chief executive as talks with founder Richard Schulze over taking the company private break down.
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US woman attempts swim crossing

Monday, August 20th 2012, 15:29
related countries: Cuba Cuba

A 62-year-old woman attempts to become the first person to swim from Cuba to the US without a shark cage.
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VIDEO: US rape pregnancy comment row

Monday, August 20th 2012, 15:25
related places: Republican, Senate

A row has broken out in the US after a congressman and Republican candidate for Senate said he believed women's bodies were able to prevent pregnancy in the case of "legitimate rape".
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Talks on Afghan 'insider attacks'

Monday, August 20th 2012, 11:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The top US military officer flies to Afghanistan for talks on the growing number of attacks against Nato soldiers by Afghan security forces.
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VIDEO: Several waterspouts filmed on US lake

Monday, August 20th 2012, 9:20

Some unusual weather conditions in the US have led to a series of waterspouts on Lake Michigan.
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Expendables 2 raids US box office

Monday, August 20th 2012, 8:42

Action heroes led by Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger storm to the top of the North American box office chart with The Expendables 2.
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Ministers back Ecuador on Assange

Monday, August 20th 2012, 6:14
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Foreign ministers from across South America give "solidarity and backing" to Ecuador for granting asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
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VIDEO: The 87-year-old doctor charging $5 a visit

Monday, August 20th 2012, 0:56

The 87-year-old US medic offering affordable healthcare
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An American's quest to learn Farsi

Monday, August 20th 2012, 0:45
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian politics snarls a man's bid to learn his partner's native tongue
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VIDEO: Assange emerges from inside embassy

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 18:36
related places: June

The founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has appeared in public for the first time since June to call on President Obama to end what he called a US "witch-hunt" against his whistle-blowing website.
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VIDEO: US woman attempts Cuba-US swim

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 14:10
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Diana Nyad has already been stung several times by jellyfish but is continuing her 166km (103 mile) journey.
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VIDEO: Can 'Brand USA' bring in tourists?

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 13:19
related countries: Brazil Brazil, South Korea South Korea

A marketing campaign aimed at attracting more holiday-makers to the United States is moving into a second phase - with Brazil and South Korea to be targeted with promotional advertising.
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Heineken wins Tiger beer control

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 10:58
related countries: Singapore Singapore
related places: Tiger, Fraser, Neave

Heineken agrees to buy Fraser and Neave's controlling stake in the maker of Tiger beer in a deal worth 5.6bn Singapore dollars (US$4.5bn, £2.8bn).
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Leno takes pay cut to save staff

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 10:11

US TV host Jay Leno has taken a pay cut to save the jobs of other members of staff working on his late night talk show The Tonight Show.
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VIDEO: South African orphan sees his work in Museum of Modern Art

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 23:44
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African orphan sees his work in top US gallery
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Nicki Minaj pulls out of festival

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 15:07

The US rapper cancels her performance at the V Festival on doctor's orders because of problems with her vocal cords.
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VIDEO: New family of spiders discovered

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 12:44
related places: California, Oregon

Scientists in the United States say they have found a new family of spiders in the caves of California and Oregon - the first such discovery in North America for more than 140 years.
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Brahimi welcomed as Syria envoy

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 12:23
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

The US, Russia, Syria and others welcome the appointment of veteran Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi as the new international envoy to Damascus.
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VIDEO: Beard row halts Fort Hood trial

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 12:08
related places: Texas

The trial of a US army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people in a shooting spree at a Texas army base in 2009 has been suspended while a court decides whether his beard should be removed.
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AUDIO: New family of spiders discovered

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 8:13
related places: California, Oregon

Scientists in the United States say they have found a new family of spiders in the caves of California and Oregon - the first such discovery in North America for more than 140 years. Spanning more than seven centimetres with its legs extended, the sp
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VIDEO: Can agreement be found on Assange?‎

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 5:55
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Friday

Foreign ministers from across the American continent will meet next Friday to discuss the impasse between the UK and Ecuador over Julian Assange.
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Americas to meet over Assange row

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 4:43
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Friday

Foreign ministers from across the American continent will meet next Friday to discuss the row between the UK and Ecuador over Julian Assange.
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LA sued over marijuana shop ban

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 0:32
related places: Los Angeles

A US medical marijuana trade group sues the city of Los Angeles to try to stop it from enforcing a ban that would close hundreds of dispensaries.
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Pussy Riot jail terms condemned

Friday, August 17th 2012, 23:08
related countries: Russia Russia

The US, EU and rights groups condemn jail sentences imposed on three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot over an anti-Vladimir Putin protest.
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Seven held for Louisiana shooting

Friday, August 17th 2012, 20:57
related places: Louisiana

Seven people have been arrested in connection with the shooting of four policemen, two of whom died, in the US state of Louisiana.
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Questions at US police car death

Friday, August 17th 2012, 20:01

Relatives of a man who allegedly shot himself dead in a police car after being searched twice and handcuffed challenge that account of his death.
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Afghan policeman kills US troops

Friday, August 17th 2012, 9:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two US soldiers are shot dead by a local policeman in Afghanistan, officials for the international Nato-led force in the country say.
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VIDEO: Assange mother 'shocked' by UK

Friday, August 17th 2012, 5:43
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Christine

Julian Assange's mother, Christine, says the UK has been ''exposed as nothing but a puppet state of the US'', as Ecuador grants asylum to the Wikileaks founder.
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VIDEO: US synagogue welcomes Muslims

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 23:51
related places: Virginia, Friday

A synagogue in the US state of Virginia has opened its doors to Muslims to use for Friday prayers.
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Romney aims to end tax rate issue

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 21:20

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he never paid less than 13% in taxes over the past 10 years, seeking to close the controversial issue.
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Two police shot dead in Louisiana

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 19:39
related places: Louisiana

Two policemen are shot dead and two others wounded in an early morning shootout that ends in a trailer park near New Orleans.
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VIDEO: Walmart 'gaining momentum' in US

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 10:20

Retail giant Walmart is set to report its second quarter results later.
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Beard row halts US military trial

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 8:00

The trial of a US army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people in a shooting spree at an army base is suspended while judges decide whether his beard should be removed.
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Banks summoned in US Libor probe

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 7:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Seven banks, including Barclays, HSBC and RBS, are to be questioned in the US for alleged manipulation of the Libor inter-bank lending rate.
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Guard shot at US lobby group HQ

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 21:42
related places: Christian

A security guard is recovering after being shot at the headquarters of a conservative Christian lobby group in Washington DC.
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US launches immigration reform

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 21:39

Immigrants are flocking to apply to stay temporarily in the US as a sweeping immigration policy reform takes effect, with November's elections looming.
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Hypersonic jet fails speed test

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 19:15
related places: Pacific

The US Air Force says its attempt to fly a hypersonic jet at Mach 6 (3,600mph; 5,795 km/h) over the Pacific failed and the aircraft was lost.
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Injury rules Nadal out of US Open

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 19:02
related places: Nadal

World number three Rafael Nadal pulls out of the US Open after failing to recover from the injury that kept him out of the Olympics.
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US factory output in strong rise

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 14:14

US industrial activity in July grew at its fastest pace since April, figures show, raising hopes of a sustainable recovery in the economy.
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VIDEO: Could Paul Ryan's plans fix US debt?

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 12:55
related places: Republican

Paul Mason examines what Republican vice-presidential candidate, Paul Ryan's economic policy could mean for the US.
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Bank's shares up on US settlement

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 8:19
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: New York

Standard Chartered shares rise after it agrees to pay $340m to New York regulators to settle claims that it hid transactions with Iran.
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Iran trains Syrian militia - US

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 6:13
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria
related places: Damascus, Tehran

The US accuses Iran of training a pro-regime militia in Syria, as a summit of Muslim countries is poised to suspend Damascus despite protests from Tehran.
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Wildfires torch US western states

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 1:22

Wildfires raging across the western states of the US have destroyed dozens of homes and scorched thousands of acres of land, officials say.
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VIDEO: Baltimore invites immigrants in

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 0:07

US city's invitation to immigrants - no questions asked
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US says Israel undecided on Iran

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 22:29
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta plays down reports that Israel is moving closer to taking military action over Iran's nuclear programme.
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Sanctions plea for Iran quake aid

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 21:09
related countries: Iran Iran

American-Iranian aid organisations ask the US Treasury to temporarily lift sanctions to allow money to be sent money to earthquake victims in Iran.
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Bank to pay $340m for Iran deals

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 21:07
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: New York

Standard Chartered agrees a $340m settlement with New York regulators that accused it of hiding $250bn of transactions with Iran.
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Revenue concerns knock Groupon

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 17:58
related places: Monday, Wall Street

Shares in US voucher firm Groupon slump 26% as revenue figures reported on Monday evening disappoint Wall Street.
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US retail sales in surprise jump

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 15:04

US retail sales jumped unexpectedly in July, according to official data, pointing to a modest recovery in the world's biggest economy.
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Giant python caught in Florida

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 14:04
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: Florida

The biggest Burmese python ever caught in the wild in Florida has been captured in the Everglades, US scientists say.
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Texas gunman was being evicted

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 13:55
related places: Texas

A gunman who shot dead two people and injured several others while being evicted from his home near a Texas university is identified.
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VIDEO: US storms toss planes across airport

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 11:39
related places: Texas

Fierce storms have ripped through north Texas, badly damaging at least 15 small planes on the tarmac at Forth Worth's airport.
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Foster to head new TV mob drama

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 11:38
related places: Oscar

Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster is to direct and produce a new female mob drama for US cable network Showtime, according to reports.
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London 2012 'biggest US TV event'

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 8:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

NBC's coverage of the London Olympics was the "most-watched television event in US history", the US network announces.
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Injured actress leaves Good Wife

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 8:18

Actress Kristin Chenoweth leaves US drama The Good Wife to recover from her injuries after being struck by a piece of lighting equipment on the set.
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VIDEO: Two killed in Texas shooting

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 2:10
related places: Texas

A gunman has shot and killed a police officer and a civilian near a university in the US state of Texas.
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VIDEO: US laws combat Facebook login row

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 2:08

How Facebook is changing US employment laws
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US jails Somali pirate go-between

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 1:53
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A Somali man who acted as a hostage negotiator during the hijacking of an American yacht has been given 12 life sentences by a US judge.
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US unsurprised by Egypt reshuffle

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 0:58
related countries: Egypt Egypt

US officials say they are unsurprised that Egypt's new president reshuffled the military, a day after he dismissed the powerful army chief amid a power struggle.
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Obama and Ryan campaign in Iowa

Monday, August 13th 2012, 23:06
related places: Ryan, Republican, Iowa

US President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, clash on the campaign trail in the state of Iowa.
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Wife pleads for abducted American

Monday, August 13th 2012, 19:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The wife of an American aid expert abducted in Pakistan pleads for his safe return, on the first anniversary of his capture.
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Google to buy Frommer's guides

Monday, August 13th 2012, 17:14

Search giant Google agrees to buy the Frommer's travel guides from US publishing firm Wiley & Sons for an undisclosed sum.
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Organist Carlo Curley dies at 59

Monday, August 13th 2012, 17:08

American concert organist Carlo Curley, known as 'the Pavarotti of the organ' dies aged 59.
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Emergency food talks may be held

Monday, August 13th 2012, 14:11
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The US, France and Mexico are planning talks to consider whether an emergency meeting is needed to tackle the soaring price of grain.
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Bourne Legacy tops US box office

Monday, August 13th 2012, 8:29

Action film The Bourne Legacy tops the North American box office, knocking The Dark Knight Rises off the number one spot.
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I proved critics wrong - McIlroy

Monday, August 13th 2012, 8:00

Rory McIlroy says winning the US PGA Championship and returning to world number one proves his critics wrong.
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Magic McIlroy lands US PGA title

Monday, August 13th 2012, 6:46

Rory McIlroy claims his second major with a stunning eight-shot victory in the US PGA Championship at Kiawah Island.
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USA retain basketball title again

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 17:46
related countries: Spain Spain

The USA win their 14th Olympic basketball gold medal as they beat Spain 107-100 to defend their title yet again.
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Jackson site banned from trading

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 10:54

A businessman is banned from selling Michael Jackson memorabilia and using the singer's name online, after a US judge ruled he was guilty of copyright infringement.
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US restore medals table dominance

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 10:04
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The United States put aside the frustration of Beijing in 2008 to push China into second in the medals table
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Romney and Ryan tour key states

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 4:10
related places: Ryan

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his new running mate Paul Ryan tour key states that they need to win in November's election.
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McIlroy goes joint top at US PGA

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 0:18

Rory McIlroy shares the lead as play is suspended midway through the third round of the US PGA because of a thunderstorm.
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Daley secures 10m diving bronze

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 22:06

Tom Daley wins bronze for Great Britain with a nerveless display in the 10m platform, as USA's David Boudia takes gold.
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US beat France to win gold medal

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 22:03
related countries: France France

The United States cruise to the women's basketball Olympic gold medal as they sweep France aside 86-50 in the final at the North Greenwich Arena.
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US steps up planning for Syria

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 21:31
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says a working group will be set up with Turkey to plan a joint response to the deepening Syrian crisis.
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USA race to gold in 4x400m relay

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 20:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

USA win their fifth successive 4x400m Olympic gold medal as their quartet races to an easy victory at London 2012.
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Romney names Ryan as running mate

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 15:01
related places: Ryan

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney names fiscal conservative Paul Ryan as his running mate in November's election.
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Woods in a share of US PGA lead

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 6:58
related places: Kiawah Island

Tiger Woods is in a three-way share of the lead on four under at the halfway stage of a windy US PGA.
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Romney to announce running mate

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 6:32

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will announce his running mate for the November election with Paul Ryan tipped as his choice.
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US guards 'ran smuggling ring'

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 3:46
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Two former US border guards are convicted of smuggling in hundreds of immigrants across the border from Mexico, in a high-profile corruption case.
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US nuns won't 'compromise mission'

Friday, August 10th 2012, 22:58
related places: Vatican

US nuns who have come under fire from the Vatican say they will hold further talks with church leaders, but will not "compromise their mission".
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USA through to basketball final

Friday, August 10th 2012, 22:22
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Sunday

The USA will play Spain in the Olympic basketball final on Sunday, in a repeat of the 2008 Olympic showdown.
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Bahamas race to men's 4x400m gold

Friday, August 10th 2012, 20:53
related countries: The Bahamas The Bahamas

Great Britain finish fourth as the Bahamas beat the United States to take gold in the men's 4x400m relay.
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USA win relay with world record

Friday, August 10th 2012, 20:40

The United States women's relay team break the world record in claiming the 4x100m Olympic gold medal.
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Funeral for Sikh shooting victims

Friday, August 10th 2012, 19:31
related places: Sunday

Political leaders join mourners at the funerals of six victims of last Sunday's shooting at a Sikh temple in the US state of Wisconsin.
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Sharp corn price rises forecast

Friday, August 10th 2012, 17:57

The US Department of Agriculture slashes its forecasts for corn production and predicts sharp price rises, due to a drought and heatwave.
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Fort Hood plot US soldier jailed

Friday, August 10th 2012, 16:53
related places: Texas

A US soldier convicted of plotting to blow up a restaurant full of troops near Fort Hood, Texas, remains defiant as he is sentenced to life in jail.
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Friday, August 10th 2012, 14:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Ministry of Defence could be forced to reveal whether the UK had a role in supplying information to a US military "kill list" in Afghanistan.
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US troops killed in Afghanistan

Friday, August 10th 2012, 14:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Three US soldiers are killed by a gunman wearing uniform in the province of Helmand, Nato says, the second such incident in a week.
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UN demands US biofuel suspension

Friday, August 10th 2012, 13:26

The US should suspend its production of biofuel ethanol, the United Nations food agency says, as a drought and heatwave in the US drive up global food prices.
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Wikipedia locks Mitt Romney entry

Friday, August 10th 2012, 12:36
related places: Republican

Wikipedia entries for Mitt Romney and other Republican candidates in the US election are currently uneditable by non-users of the site.
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Veteran Hollywood publicist dies

Friday, August 10th 2012, 9:02
related places: Hollywood

Veteran US publicist Dale Olson, who represented Hollywood legends including Marilyn Monroe and Alfred Hitchcock dies aged 78.
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VIDEO: Robot pack horse unveiled in US

Friday, August 10th 2012, 6:49
related places: Las Vegas

A robot pack horse has been unveiled at a Las Vegas show for drones, which are of growing interest to non-military businesses.
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Mexican 'drug queen' extradited

Friday, August 10th 2012, 4:09
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Sinaloa, Pacific

Mexico extradites to the US Sandra Avila, known as the Queen of the Pacific, accused of helping build up the powerful Sinaloa drugs cartel in the 1990s.
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VIDEO: Robot pack mule unveiled in US

Friday, August 10th 2012, 3:34

The BBC's Alastair Leithead attends a convention in Las Vegas to find out how the military and police will be using drones in the future.
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McIlroy starts with 67 at US PGA

Friday, August 10th 2012, 0:51
related places: Kiawah Island

Rory McIlroy cards a five-under par round of 67 to set the pace on the first day of the US PGA Championship at Kiawah Island.
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US Aurora suspect 'mentally ill'

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 23:38
related places: Colorado

Lawyers for the man accused of last month's Colorado cinema massacre say he is mentally ill, as US media groups appeal against reporting restrictions.
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VIDEO: USA win thrilling football final

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 22:03
related countries: Japan Japan

United States' women's football team retain their Olympic title by beating Japan 2-1 in a thrilling Wembley final.
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