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Obama renews vow to close Guantanamo

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 20:53
related countries: Cuba Cuba

US President Barack Obama pledges a new push to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, amid a growing prisoner hunger strike there.
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Hezbollah's Nasrallah in Syria pledge

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 20:25
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria

The head of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah declares that Syria has real friends who will not let it fall to the US, Israel or Islamic extremists.
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US regulators fine RBS subsidiaries

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 19:12

RBS Group's US subsidiaries reach settlements worth $14m (£9m) with bank regulators after failing to comply with consumer protection laws.
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VIDEO: US 'ready' for openly gay NBA star

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 16:50

Basketball player Jason Collins has said it is "mind-boggling" to be the first active male athlete in a major sport in the US to come out as gay
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VIDEO: Obama: Guantanamo 'not necessary'

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 16:37
related places: Congress

US President Obama says he will renew efforts to close the American military detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, saying he wants Congress for its help to close the centre.
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Prison for US woman 'Iraq deserter'

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 13:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A US woman soldier is sentenced to 10 months in military prison after pleading guilty to desertion while on leave from a deployment in Iraq.
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S Korea-US joint military drills end

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 5:40
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

The US and South Korea wrap up "Foal Eagle", the joint military drills that took place amid high tensions with North Korea.
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Ford announces entry into Burma

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 5:24
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: Ford

US carmaker Ford becomes the latest foreign company to announce plans to enter the Burmese market, after investment sanctions are suspended.
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Knox proclaims innocence on US TV

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 4:03

Amanda Knox - who is facing a retrial over the killing of Briton Meredith Kercher in 2007 - goes on US TV to publicly proclaim her innocence.
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VIDEO: Is America in terminal decline?

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 0:00

The BBC's North America editor Mark Mardell visits the Mid-West to find out if the United States is in terminal decline.
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US acts over Guantanamo strike

Monday, April 29th 2013, 23:48
related places: Extra

Extra medical staff arrive at Guantanamo Bay in an attempt to cope with a spreading hunger strike by prisoners at the US detention facility.
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NBA player Collins comes out as gay

Monday, April 29th 2013, 23:15

US basketball player Jason Collins comes out as gay, the first active male athlete in a major American professional sport to do so.
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US cargo plane crash at Afghan base

Monday, April 29th 2013, 20:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Bagram, All

All seven crew members have died after a civilian cargo plane crashed at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan, Nato confirms.
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China 'becomes biggest PC market'

Monday, April 29th 2013, 19:08
related countries: China China

China overtakes the US as the world's biggest market for personal computers, according to a market data report.
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US ricin-letters suspect in court

Monday, April 29th 2013, 17:54

A Mississippi martial arts instructor appears in court on charges relating to ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama, a senator and a judge.
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Snake robot teams up with rescue dog

Monday, April 29th 2013, 15:31

US-based researchers test pairing a robotic snake with a search-and-rescue dog in a simulated exercise in a collapsed building.
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Karzai admits secret US cash 'help'

Monday, April 29th 2013, 14:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai admits his office received secret payments from the US, but says the amounts were small and used legitimately.
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Khan targets world title fight in US

Monday, April 29th 2013, 14:54

Former world light-welterweight champion Amir Khan is targeting a world title fight next in the United States in December.
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Pinewood studios to expand to US

Monday, April 29th 2013, 14:32
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Atlanta

Renowned UK film studio Pinewood Shepperton announces plans to build its first US studios near Atlanta, Georgia.
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Chrysler's quarterly profits fall

Monday, April 29th 2013, 14:23
related places: Chrysler

Chrysler's first-quarter net profits fall 65% as the third largest US carmaker ships fewer older cars in preparation for new product launches.
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US consumer spending slows in March

Monday, April 29th 2013, 14:13
related places: March

US consumer spending slowed in March but still rose by more than predicted, figures show, providing an unexpected boost to the economy.
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Cannes adds Jarmusch film to line-up

Monday, April 29th 2013, 10:18

Only Lovers Left Alive, the latest film from US director Jim Jarmusch, is added to the official competition line-up at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
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Bayer to buy Conceptus in $1bn deal

Monday, April 29th 2013, 9:59
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's Bayer plans to buy US contraceptive maker Conceptus as it attempts to increase its range of female healthcare products.
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Iron Man 3 bests Avengers outside US

Monday, April 29th 2013, 9:23
related places: Marvel

Audiences around the world flock to see Iron Man 3, enabling the latest title from the Marvel stable to top the international takings of Avengers Assemble when it opened last year.
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BHP Billiton sells US copper mine

Monday, April 29th 2013, 4:07
related places: Arizona

BHP Billiton, the world's largest miner, agrees to sell its copper mine and a railway in Arizona to Capstone Mining Corp for $650m (£419m).
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The rise of the rest and American decline

Sunday, April 28th 2013, 23:49

Mark Mardell considers the future of US influence in the world
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CCTV surveillance in the US: On the rise?

Sunday, April 28th 2013, 23:21

The rise of video surveillance across the US
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VIDEO: US food firm tasting export success

Sunday, April 28th 2013, 23:00

The BBC's Kim Gittleson gets exclusive access to the top-secret recipe experimentation room and test kitchen at US food company Magic Seasonings,
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Conspiracy charges against US 'spy'

Sunday, April 28th 2013, 22:05
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

US film maker Timothy Tracy, accused of fomenting post-election violence in Venezuela, is formally charged by a court in Caracas.
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Hungary's rawest nerve: Living with Roma

Saturday, April 27th 2013, 23:45
related places: Roma

Hungary tries an American recipe for learning tolerance
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To whom does Wounded Knee belong?

Saturday, April 27th 2013, 23:05
related places: Wounded Knee

Native American massacre site is up for sale
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Man charged over US ricin letters

Saturday, April 27th 2013, 19:22

A man is charged in the US state of Mississippi in connection with sending letters containing the poison ricin to President Barack Obama and others.
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Maliki warns of sectarianism threat

Saturday, April 27th 2013, 13:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Arab

Iraq's prime minister warns that a plague of sectarianism is threatening Arab nations, after the most widespread violence there since US troops left.
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American faces trial in North Korea

Saturday, April 27th 2013, 9:49
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea is to issue a verdict soon on a US citizen on charges including attempting to overthrow the government, the official news agency says.
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VIDEO: Syria chemical arms 'a game changer'

Saturday, April 27th 2013, 8:08
related countries: Syria Syria

US President Barack Obama has vowed a "vigorous investigation" into reports that Syria has used chemical weapons, warning they will be a "game changer" for US policy if proven true.
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Royals' gifts to Obamas reported

Friday, April 26th 2013, 22:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Royal Family and UK PM Cameron gave US President Obama a china tea set, a tapestry and a dog toy in 2011, the US state department reports.
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US economic growth reaches 2.5%

Friday, April 26th 2013, 20:21

The US economy grew at an annualised pace of 2.5% in the first quarter of the year, weaker than expected despite strong consumer spending figures.
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Syria chemical arms 'a game changer'

Friday, April 26th 2013, 20:16
related countries: Syria Syria

US President Barack Obama vows a "vigorous investigation" into reports Syria has used chemical arms, warning they will be a "game changer" if proven true.
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Boston bomb suspect moved to prison

Friday, April 26th 2013, 18:59

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is transferred from hospital to prison, as a Chinese man carjacked by the brothers tells of his ordeal.
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Rare nickel coin auctioned for $3m

Friday, April 26th 2013, 18:50

A century-old US five-cent coin - illegally cast, found in a car crash, deemed a fake and abandoned for decades - is sold for $3.1m at auction.
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US Congress acts to end air delays

Friday, April 26th 2013, 17:44

The US House approves measures to ease travel delays prompted by unpaid leave for air traffic controllers as a result of budget cuts.
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Country singer George Jones dies

Friday, April 26th 2013, 16:09

Hard-living US country legend George Jones, whose signature song was He Stopped Loving Her Today, dies ages 81.
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Japan lifts Boeing Dreamliner ban

Friday, April 26th 2013, 12:58
related countries: Japan Japan

All Nippon Airways is to begin Dreamliner test flights after Japan's regulator followed the US aviation authority in clearing Boeing's 787 to fly.
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VIDEO: US suspects Syria of chemical attack

Friday, April 26th 2013, 6:18
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: White House

US intelligence agencies believe "with varying degrees of confidence" that Syria has used chemical weapons against rebels, the White House has said.
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Cancer 'threat' to Latin America

Friday, April 26th 2013, 1:05

Cancer is threatening to overwhelm Latin American countries, experts writing in Lancet Oncology warn.
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Optimism fuels US economic recovery

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 23:14

The US economy through the eyes of a carpet store owner
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US suspects Syria of chemical attack

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 22:46
related countries: Syria Syria

US intelligence agencies believe "to some degree of varying confidence" that Syria has used chemical weapons against rebels, the White House says.
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Ex-US government worker 'Cuban spy'

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 21:43
related countries: Cuba Cuba

A former US government employee is accused of recruiting US citizens in sensitive national security posts to spy for Cuba.
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US 'spy' detained in Venezuela

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 20:21
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan authorities detain a US man accused of financing student protests after the disputed presidential elections.
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US lifts Boeing Dreamliner ban

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 19:53

US regulators have issued a formal "air worthiness" directive allowing revamped Boeing 787 Dreamliners to fly again, after a three-month grounding.
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Boston suspects' mother rails at US

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 17:40
related places: Boston

The mother of the Boston marathon bombings suspect says she regrets that the family emigrated to the US, more than 10 years ago.
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Google searches predict market moves

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 15:06

A study of Google searches and US stock market data finds that rises in searches for financially relevant terms precede market slumps.
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VIDEO: Tsarnaev mum: 'Why did I even go to US?'

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 12:56
related places: America, Why

The mother of the two men accused of planting bombs at the Boston Marathon has said she wishes she had never brought her family to America.
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US calls for Xinjiang clash probe

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 6:00
related countries: China China
related places: Xinjiang

The US urges China to conduct a transparent investigation after clashes in the restive Xinjiang region on Tuesday left 21 people dead.
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CIA 'tracked Boston bomb suspect'

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 3:56

The CIA added one of the Boston bomb suspects to a terrorism database 18 months ago, officials say, days after the FBI said it had also investigated him.
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Rhode Island approves gay marriage

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 1:45
related places: Rhode Island

Rhode Island's state legislature passes a bill legalising gay marriage, making it the 10th US state to back same-sex marriages.
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Obama's tattoo warning to daughters

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 22:51

US President Barack Obama says in a television interview he has warned his daughters if they get tattoos, he and his wife would get matching ones.
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Ford results dented by European loss

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 21:36
related places: Ford

US car giant Ford reports results that underlined the contrasting fortunes of its North American and European businesses.
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Body may be missing US student

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 16:13
related places: Boston, Rhode Island

The body of a man found in a Rhode Island river may be a student mistakenly identified as one of the Boston bombers, authorities say.
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Robert Redford: Films boost economy

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 15:27

The film industry should get more credit for the contribution it makes to the wider economy, US actor and director Robert Redford says.
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Parents of Boston suspects quizzed

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 14:04
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Boston

US officials are in the Russian republic of Dagestan to speak to the parents of Boston bomb suspects Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
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US drops case against ricin suspect

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 13:01

US authorities drop the charges against a Mississippi man accused of sending letters poisoned with ricin to President Barack Obama and a US senator.
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Comedy Central drops Futurama

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 12:14

Animated science-fiction sitcom Futurama is to be discontinued by Comedy Central in the US, marking the second time the programme has been axed.
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Armstrong faces huge damages bill

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 11:21
related places: Armstrong

The US government is seeking more than £78m in damages after filing its lawsuit over the Lance Armstrong affair.
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MASH actor Allan Arbus dies at 95

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 8:32

Actor Allan Arbus, best known for his role as Army psychiatrist Sidney Freedman in the 1970s US TV series MASH, dies at the age of 95.
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FBI quizzed over Boston suspect

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 8:25
related places: Boston, Congress

The FBI is questioned by Congress over whether it mishandled information about Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011.
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US 'child porn' teacher charged

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 23:29
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

Former school teacher Eric Toth is charged with production and possession of child pornography after his arrest in Nicaragua and deportation to the US.
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US news agency's Twitter feed hacked

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 22:44
related places: White House

The Associated Press news agency says its Twitter account has been hacked, after a bogus post about explosions at the White House.
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Leoz quits Fifa executive committee

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 18:42

South American football chief Nicolas Leoz resigns from Fifa's powerful executive committee on "health and personal" grounds.
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US manufacturing worst in six months

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 14:21

The US manufacturing sector grew at its slowest pace in six months during April, a survey suggests.
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Culture fears over EU-US trade deal

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 11:43
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

The EU Commission tries to reassure France that European cinema and other arts will not be undermined by an EU free trade deal with the US.
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Barbra Streisand receives film award

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 7:45
related places: Lincoln Center

US singer Barbra Streisand is honoured for her six decade-spanning film career with the 40th annual Chaplin Award from the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
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US knives-on-planes policy delayed

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 0:41

The US transport safety authority delays a proposal to allow some small pocket knives aboard US flights for the first time since the 9/11 attacks.
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Five killed in shooting near Seattle

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 22:38
related places: Seattle

A man killed his girlfriend and three other men before police shot him at an apartment complex south of the US city of Seattle, police say.
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US 'child porn' teacher arrested

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 20:49
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

A former school teacher accused of producing child pornography is arrested in Nicaragua after a year on the FBI's top 10 most wanted list, police say.
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Boston Marathon suspect charged

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 20:46

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is charged in hospital with using a weapon of mass destruction.
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US awaits 'Boston bomber' charges

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 15:43
related places: Boston

US prosecutors prepare charges against the surviving Boston Marathon bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who remains in hospital.
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US in major arms deal with Israel

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 12:01
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Jerusalem

The United States is to equip Israel with a range of advanced missiles and fighter jets, new defence chief Chuck Hagel has said on a visit to Jerusalem.
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Cruise sci-fi Oblivion tops US chart

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 9:55

The latest science-fiction thriller starring Tom Cruise Oblivion tops the US box office in its opening week with $38.2m (£29.3m).
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Half of Guantanamo on hunger strike

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 9:46

Eighty-four of the 166 prisoners at the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay are now on hunger strike, the US military says.
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VIDEO: Antares rocket makes test flight

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 8:58
related places: Virginia

A new rocket which could be used to service the International Space Station has blasted off successfully from a facility in the US state of Virginia.
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Actress Reese Witherspoon 'arrested'

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 6:44
related places: Hollywood

Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon is arrested for disorderly conduct after police stopped her husband on suspicion of drink driving, US media report.
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VIDEO: Does Israel's Iron Dome actually work?

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 5:03

The United States has just announced that is its planning to bring its investment in the Iron Dome anti-missile defence system to several hundred million dollars in the coming years.
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UK to woo Latin American students

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 0:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK ministers travel to Latin American to try to attract potential students to come and study in British universities.
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Antares rocket makes test flight

Sunday, April 21st 2013, 22:05

A new rocket launches from the US eastern seaboard to prove its readiness to help service the International Space Station (ISS).
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US waits to question 'Boston bomber'

Sunday, April 21st 2013, 14:19
related places: Boston

A top US interrogation group waits to question Boston Marathon bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is "serious but stable" in hospital.
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US tycoon unveils China scholar fund

Sunday, April 21st 2013, 8:53
related countries: China China

US private-equity magnate Stephen Schwarzman launches a $300m scholarship fund that aims to send hundreds of students to study in China.
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CBS Twitter accounts are hacked

Sunday, April 21st 2013, 6:55
related countries: Syria Syria

Twitter accounts for news programmes by US broadcaster CBS are hacked by a group proclaiming support for the Syrian government.
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US steps up aid to Syria opposition

Sunday, April 21st 2013, 3:51
related countries: Syria Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry steps up US aid to Syria's rebels and tells a Friends of Syria meeting there must be a peaceful transition in the country.
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Snowboarders die in Colorado pass

Sunday, April 21st 2013, 3:11
related places: Colorado

An avalanche in the US state of Colorado kills five back-country snowboarders with a sixth surviving, according to officials.
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Iraq in first vote since US pullout

Saturday, April 20th 2013, 19:07

Iraqis have voted in their first election since the departure of US troops in late 2011, amid an upsurge in violence across the country.
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VIDEO: 'Americans refuse to be terrorised'

Saturday, April 20th 2013, 16:00

President Obama has praised the character of the United States in his weekly address, following the arrest of a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.
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Boston marathon 'bomber' captured

Saturday, April 20th 2013, 12:29
related places: Boston, Watertown

The teenage suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is in custody after being found bleeding and hiding in a boat in a homeowner's backyard.
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VIDEO: Sectarian tension high as Iraq polls open

Saturday, April 20th 2013, 8:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq

People in Iraq have begun voting in the country's first elections since the departure of US troops more than a year ago.
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Boston bomb suspect still at large

Friday, April 19th 2013, 23:19
related places: Boston, Monday

The teenage suspect in the Boston Marathon bomb attacks remains at large, police say, but gunshots have been heard in a suburb of the city.
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Texas explosion deaths rise to 14

Friday, April 19th 2013, 21:53
related places: Texas

At least 14 people are confirmed dead after a blast at a fertiliser plant in the US state of Texas, as rescue crews recover two more bodies.
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VIDEO: Texas blast death toll rises to 14

Friday, April 19th 2013, 21:41
related places: Texas

14 bodies have been recovered near a fertiliser plant where a huge explosion took place on Wednesday in Texas.
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US approves Dreamliner battery fix

Friday, April 19th 2013, 20:31

US regulators approve a revamped battery design for Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, paving the way for flights to resume, after problems grounded planes for months.
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Cispa cyber bill passed by US House

Friday, April 19th 2013, 10:06

The US House of Representatives has passed the controversial Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act.
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Search for survivors of Texas blast

Friday, April 19th 2013, 9:56
related places: Texas

Emergency services search for survivors after a deadly blast at a fertiliser plant in the US state of Texas, with firefighters among the missing.
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