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United States: news

GSK to buy Human Genome for $3bn

Monday, July 16th 2012, 19:33

Drug company GlaxoSmithKline buys Human Genome Sciences for an improved offer $3bn (£1.9bn), ending a three-month pursuit of the US biotech firm.
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Top US motivational author dies

Monday, July 16th 2012, 19:04

Stephen Covey, the influential author of best-selling The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, dies at the age of 79.
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US Navy ship attacks boat in Gulf

Monday, July 16th 2012, 18:17
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

A US Navy ship fired on a boat that ignored warnings off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, US officials say, with one person reported killed.
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Two US hostages released in Egypt

Monday, July 16th 2012, 18:05
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Sinai

Two Americans are freed days after their abduction in Egypt's Sinai peninsula by a Bedouin demanding his uncle's release from jail.
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US approves HIV-prevention drug

Monday, July 16th 2012, 17:30

US health regulators for the first time approve a drug to prevent HIV infection, despite warnings it could engender a false sense of security.
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US retail sales fall back again

Monday, July 16th 2012, 14:24
related places: June

US consumers cut back on retail spending in June, official figures have shown, raising worries over the strength of the economy.
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Citigroup profits fall to $2.9bn

Monday, July 16th 2012, 14:23

Citigroup, the US banking giant, has reported a 12% fall in net income to $2.9bn (£1.9bn) for the second quarter of 2012.
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Caught in Honduras drugs crossfire

Monday, July 16th 2012, 8:01
related countries: Honduras Honduras

How Honduras is the new frontline in US war on drugs
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Ice Age storms to top of US chart

Monday, July 16th 2012, 7:35

Ice Age: Continental Drift has stormed to the top of the US box office chart in its opening weekend.
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Clinton meets Egypt army leader

Monday, July 16th 2012, 0:04
related countries: Egypt Egypt

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets Egypt's army chief Mohamad Hussein Tantawi, and urges the protection of people's rights.
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US man reunited with stolen car

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 14:50

A US man recovers a 1967 Austin-Healy he spotted being sold on eBay 42 years after thieves stole the car from him.
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Lopez joins American Idol exodus

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 10:06

Following the departure of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, singer Jennifer Lopez announces that she too is giving up her role as American Idol judge.
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Khan stunned in fourth by Garcia

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 6:36
related places: Garcia, Las Vegas

Amir Khan suffers a second successive defeat as he is stopped in round four by undefeated American Danny Garcia in Las Vegas.
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Clinton urges Egypt civilian rule

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 23:10
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls for "full transition" to civilian rule in Egypt after talks in Cairo with President Mohammed Mursi.
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VIDEO: Red light car crash video warning

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 19:50

Police in the USA have released CCTV footage of a high-speed crash to warn drivers of the dangers of jumping red lights.
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Clinton in key meeting in Egypt

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 17:46
related countries: Egypt Egypt

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets Egypt's new leader Mohammed Mursi, and reaffirms US support for a "full transition to civilian rule".
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VIDEO: Romney accuses Obama over tactics

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 13:24
related places: Republican

The war of words in the US presidential campaign has escalated with the Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, accusing President Obama of using 'disgusting and demeaning tactics'.
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Dunn quits Games after drugs test

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 9:04

American 400m runner Debbie Dunn withdraws from the Olympics 4x400m relay team after returning a positive drugs test.
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Romney hits back on Bain attacks

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 1:02
related places: Bain

US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney hits back at attacks about his record as CEO of Bain Capital, saying the Obama campaign should apologise.
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Clinton: Warn voters of scarcity

Friday, July 13th 2012, 21:18

Ex US president Bill Clinton calls on governments to convince voters of the need to tackle climate change and resource scarcity.
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JPMorgan raises its trading loss

Friday, July 13th 2012, 20:55

US bank JPMorgan Chase raises its estimated losses in a recent trading error to $5.8bn, but still reports a big profit, sending shares higher.
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Man survives weeks in US desert

Friday, July 13th 2012, 19:46
related places: Colorado, Utah

An autistic man from the US state of Colorado is recovering in hospital after surviving for three weeks in a remote Utah desert.
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Bankers shared Libor fear in 2008

Friday, July 13th 2012, 18:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bank of England head Sir Mervyn King and then US bank official Timothy Geithner discussed concerns about Libor as early as 2008, documents show.
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'Infinite' shale fuel to boost US

Friday, July 13th 2012, 10:55

The big growth in oil extracted from shale rock will mean the US will not need to import any crude within two decades, the former boss of BP has said.
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Steven Tyler quits American Idol

Friday, July 13th 2012, 9:40

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has announced he is quitting American Idol's judging panel to concentrate on his band.
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LG settles LCD price-fixing case

Friday, July 13th 2012, 7:32

LG Display is to pay $380m (£246m) to settle an LCD price-fixing case in the US, the most paid by any of the 10 companies that have settled.
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AUDIO: 'Yemen scenario' solution for Syria?

Friday, July 13th 2012, 7:13
related countries: Syria Syria, Yemen Yemen

The United States has suggested that what it calls the "Yemen scenario" could be the solution to stopping bloodshed in Syria.
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Clinton to meet Burmese leader

Friday, July 13th 2012, 2:23
related countries: Burma Burma

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet President Thein Sein at a business forum, after the easing of restrictions on US firms investing in Burma.
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US-Mexico 'drugs tunnels' found

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 23:46
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican and US agents discover two tunnels under the US-Mexico border, believed to have been constructed to smuggle drugs.
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Japan exports baseball stars to US

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 23:01
related places: America

Japan's successful exports to America's MLB
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US tightens sanctions on Tehran

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 22:02
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The US blacklists new firms and people said to be aiding Iran's nuclear programme, and identifies front companies allegedly helping Iran evade sanctions.
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Anger over Chinese US Olympic kit

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 19:35
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Washington

US athletes at the London Olympics will wear stylish uniforms designed in the US but made in China, prompting bipartisan dismay in Washington.
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US bank in racial bias settlement

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 19:31

US bank Wells Fargo will pay at least $175m (£113m) to settle accusations that it discriminated against African-American and Hispanic borrowers.
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Euro falls to two-year dollar low

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 17:01

The euro falls to its lowest level against the dollar since June 2010 after the latest US Fed minutes dampen hopes of any new stimulus measures.
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Boeing and United in $14.7bn deal

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 15:29
related places: United

US planemaker Boeing announces an "historic" order from United Airlines for 150 Boeing 737s, in a deal worth up to $14.7bn (£9.5bn).
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Americas 'settled in three waves'

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 13:21

The biggest survey of Native American DNA has concluded that the New World was settled in three major waves.
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US and China vow to work together

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 8:25
related countries: China China

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi say the two countries will co-operate on Asian issues, during talks at an Asean meeting in Phnom Penh.
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VIDEO: Fire after US train derailment

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 5:58
related places: Columbus, Ohio

Cars full of ethanol exploded after a train derailed in Ohio's state capital Columbus.
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Obama eases sanctions on Burma

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 4:41
related countries: Burma Burma

Barack Obama eases restrictions on US firms investing in Burma, while the Burmese president calls for all Western sanctions to be scrapped.
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Israeli jailed for US organ sales

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 2:24
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: New York

An Israeli man convicted of arranging kidney transplants for profit has been jailed for two and a half years in New York.
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Peru project fights child labour

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 23:18
related countries: Peru Peru

Peru launches a US-funded scheme aimed at reducing child labour in the country, where almost a third of children have to work for a living.
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US abortion clinic to stay open

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 20:45

A Mississippi judge continues a temporary block on a law that could result in closure for the state's only abortion clinic.
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US Fed keeps policy options open

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 20:28

The Federal Reserve is open to the possibility of a new round of asset purchases but the US economy may need to get weaker before any action is taken.
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Civil rights group jeers Romney

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 20:17
related places: Romney

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is jeered as he vows to "kill" the Obama healthcare law, in a speech to a US civil rights group.
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Spike Lee working on Jackson film

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 15:58
related places: Jackson

US film-maker Spike Lee says he is close to finishing a Michael Jackson documentary marking the 25th anniversary of the singer's Bad album.
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US crackdown on illegal robocalls

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 15:15

The US government organises a "summit" to tackle computer controlled phone calls by criminals trying to defraud the public.
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US trade deficit narrows in May

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 14:49
related countries: China China
related places: May

The US trade deficit narrowed in May from April, as cheaper oil lowered the value of imports, while exports to Europe and China rose.
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US brokerage files for bankruptcy

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 9:23

US futures broker Peregrine Financial Group files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, meaning it will be liquidated, after being accused of fraud.
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Clinton on historic visit to Laos

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 8:00
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, Laos Laos

Hillary Clinton becomes the first US secretary of state to visit Laos in 57 years, in a historic trip discussing economic ties and unexploded bombs.
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Thailand's king pardons US man

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 6:01
related countries: Thailand Thailand

US citizen Joe Gordon, who was jailed for two-and-half years for defaming the Thai royal family, is pardoned by the king and freed from prison.
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'Progress' in Pacific trade talks

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 3:41
related places: Pacific

The United States says "significant progress" was made in talks aimed at creating an ambitious trade agreement with eight other Pacific Rim countries.
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US church approves gay blessings

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 3:04

The Episcopal Church overwhelmingly authorises a service to bless same-sex relationships, becoming the largest US denomination to do so.
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Obama and Romney duel over wealth

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 1:37
related places: Republican, Romney

US President Barack Obama's re-election campaign ramps up pressure on Republican rival Mitt Romney, over the issue of his offshore accounts.
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Armstrong refiles USADA lawsuit

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 23:21

Lance Armstrong continues his court battle in an attempt to prevent the US Anti-Doping Agency from charging him with using performance-enhancing drugs.
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Google 'to pay' privacy penalty

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 15:31

The search giant is set to pay a US agency $22.5m (£14.5m) to settle a privacy complaint according to a report.
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VIDEO: Mexico-US drugs tunnel uncovered

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 9:51
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The Mexican army uncovers a 755ft (230m) tunnel to smuggle drugs between Mexico and the United States.
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Accounts frozen at US brokerage

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 7:17

A US regulator freezes the accounts of US futures brokerage Peregrine Financial Group following the attempted suicide of its chairman.
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Hawker planes in China bid talks

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 6:31
related countries: China China

A Chinese aerospace firm, Superior Aviation Beijing, is in exclusive talks to buy bankrupt US aircraft maker Hawker Beechcraft.
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Great white shark stalks kayaker

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 2:08

A kayaker is counting his lucky stars after a close encounter with a great white shark at a popular US holiday resort.
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Reward for Fast and Furious four

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 2:06

The FBI offers a $1m (£644,000) reward for information on four suspects wanted over the killing of a US border patrol agent in December 2010.
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US has hottest year since 1895

Monday, July 9th 2012, 22:26

The last year in the continental US has been the country's hottest since modern record-keeping began nearly 120 years ago, say scientists.
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Low aluminium prices hit Alcoa

Monday, July 9th 2012, 22:08
related places: Alcoa

US aluminium giant Alcoa posts a $2m (£1.3m) second-quarter loss after aluminium prices slumped to near two-year lows, but its results still beat expectations.
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Romney widens Obama funding gap

Monday, July 9th 2012, 18:06
related places: June

Mitt Romney's campaign raised $35m more in June than US President Barack Obama, figures show, increasing his cash lead four months before polling day.
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Abu Hamza in extradition appeal

Monday, July 9th 2012, 18:02
related places: Radical

Radical cleric Abu Hamza lodges an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights against his extradition to the US on terror charges.
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South China Sea tops Asean agenda

Monday, July 9th 2012, 14:05
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Tension in the South China Sea is expected to top the agenda for a regional Asean forum in Cambodia, with the US secretary of state joining talks.
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UK 'falls behind' in news access

Monday, July 9th 2012, 10:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

People in the UK consume less news than those in the US and some major European countries, according to a study of more than 6,000 people.
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Honduras 'drug pilot' shot dead

Monday, July 9th 2012, 8:39
related countries: Honduras Honduras

US agents working with Honduran colleagues on anti-narcotics operations shot dead the pilot of a drug flight last week, a US spokeswoman says.
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Oscar-winner Ernest Borgnine dies

Monday, July 9th 2012, 8:38
related places: Oscar

Oscar-winning US actor Ernest Borgnine dies at the age of 95, his spokesman says.
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Spider-Man climbs to top of chart

Monday, July 9th 2012, 8:23

The Amazing Spider-Man spins its way to the top of the US box office chart, taking $65m (£42m) in its opening weekend.
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Thousands hit by FBI net shut off

Monday, July 9th 2012, 0:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: More

Early reports suggest the FBI's shut down of net servers belonging to a hi-tech crime gang has caused little disruption.
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US 'destabilising Syria' - Assad

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 23:28
related countries: Syria Syria

President Assad accuses the US of helping to destabilise his country by providing political protection for "gangs" inside Syria.
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VIDEO: US heatwave turns 'triple-digit'

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 11:29

A heatwave across 22 American states has been blamed for the deaths of at least 30 people.
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In pictures: US heatwave

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 11:09

US struggles to stay cool in deadly heatwave
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US heatwave leaves dozens dead

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 9:01

At least 42 people die over several days, as a heatwave brings record-breaking temperatures to swathes of the central and eastern US.
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Jack Abramoff on CNN: Why does US TV book bad guys?

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 0:30
related places: Why

Why does US TV book disgraced public figures as pundits?
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Afghanistan made 'major US ally'

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 8:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Afghanistan is designated the latest "major non-Nato ally" for the US, Hillary Clinton announces in Kabul, allowing it to buy advanced US weaponry.
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VIDEO: US bakes in record heatwave

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 7:33

Parts of the US are baking in record heat as nearly half a million people remain without power a week after severe storms.
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US sizzles in record heat wave

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 2:22

Parts of the US are baking in record heat as nearly half a million households continue to swelter amid power cuts caused by storms a week ago.
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First US high-speed rail approved

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 1:31
related places: California

California lawmakers approve financing for a bullet train that would eventually become part of the first dedicated high-speed line in the US.
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HTC smartphone profits fall 58%

Friday, July 6th 2012, 22:53
related places: June

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has reported a 58% fall in net profit 7.4bn Taiwanese dollars (US$248m) in the three months ending in June.
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Woman dies after serving Obama

Friday, July 6th 2012, 22:06

Ohio restaurant owner Josephine Harris dies hours after serving breakfast to US President Barack Obama.
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Pakistan drone attack kills 12

Friday, July 6th 2012, 22:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A US drone kills at least 12 suspected militants in Pakistan's north-west, officials say, while a gun attack leaves 18 dead in the south-east.
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Zimmerman released on second bail

Friday, July 6th 2012, 21:27
related places: Florida

George Zimmerman, the US man charged with second-degree murder over the Florida shooting of Trayvon Martin, is released on a second bail of $1m.
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VIDEO: US jobless rate remains at 8.2%

Friday, July 6th 2012, 21:04
related places: June

US shares have fallen after official data showed firms had created only 80,000 new jobs in June, leaving the jobless rate unchanged at 8.2%.
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US jobs data triggers share slip

Friday, July 6th 2012, 17:49
related places: June

US shares fall after official employment figures show firms created only 80,000 new jobs in June, leaving the unemployment rate unchanged at 8.2%.
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Smart headlight 'turns rain off'

Friday, July 6th 2012, 11:29

US scientists are working on a smart headlight that can improve visibility by switching off beams that shine on rain.
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US blacklists Eritrea spy chief

Friday, July 6th 2012, 9:57
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea, Somalia Somalia

The US sanctions six individuals, including Eritrea's intelligence chief and a senior Eritrean military officer, for allegedly aiding Somali Islamist militants.
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UK artists prop up US album sales

Friday, July 6th 2012, 9:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Adele

Adele and One Direction help stem the decline in US album sales, which dropped just 0.6% in the first six months of 2012.
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Ten children die on US holiday

Friday, July 6th 2012, 2:50
related places: New York, Iowa

Ten US children die in four separate incidents across the US during Fourth of July celebrations.
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Republicans reap $100m bonanza

Friday, July 6th 2012, 2:08
related places: June

Mitt Romney and the Republicans raise a whopping $100m in June, as Barack Obama launches his first bus tour of the campaign.
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VIDEO: San Diego's 30-second fireworks

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 17:04
related places: San Diego

A technical error means a 20 minute fireworks display for US Independence Day in San Diego lasted an explosive 30 seconds
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US in China car import tariff row

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 15:13
related countries: China China

The United States has complained to the World Trade Organisation about the level of China's import duties on large-engined US-made cars.
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Nato trucks cross Pakistan border

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 13:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Nato supply trucks cross into Afghanistan for the first time in seven months after the US and Pakistan resolve a damaging row.
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Uncle producer Felton dies at 99

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 11:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Felton

Norman Felton, the British-born producer of US TV shows The Man From Uncle and Dr Kildare, dies at 99.
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VIDEO: US celebrates July 4 amid heatwave

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 22:52

As the United States celebrates July 4, Americans are struggling to keep cool with extremely hot temperatures gripping parts of the country.
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US lifeguard fired for saving man

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 22:06
related places: Florida

A lifeguard who left his section of a Florida beach to help rescue a man from drowning is given the sack for breaking company rules.
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Storm aftermath hits US holiday

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 21:31

Nearly one million Americans mark 4 July without power as utility firms scramble to restore service five days after severe storms in the east.
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Singer opens up about sexuality

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 13:52

The US singer admits his first love was a man on microblogging site Tumblr, saying he wants to "address rumours" about his sexuality.
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Apple enforces Galaxy Nexus ban

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 12:34

The iPhone maker pays a $95.6m (£61.1m) bond bringing into effect a US sales ban of one of Samsung's leading smartphones.
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Mandela daughter named ambassador

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 10:52
related countries: Argentina Argentina, South Africa South Africa

Zenani Mandela-Dlamini, the daughter of South African anti-apartheid fighter Nelson Mandela, is appointed ambassador to Argentina, the South American nation has said.
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