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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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Osama Bin Laden site demolished

Monday, February 27th 2012, 5:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Abbottabad

Pakistan demolishes the compound where US forces killed Osama Bin Laden in the north-western city of Abbottabad in May last year.
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US and South Korea in joint drill

Monday, February 27th 2012, 3:44
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

US and South Korean forces begin military exercises on the Korean peninsula amid warnings from Pyongyang that the drill should not go ahead.
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The American bus revival

Monday, February 27th 2012, 0:27

Are Americans overcoming their dislike of buses?
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Missile suspect due in US court

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 23:59
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Monday

A retired British businessman being held in the US for allegedly selling batteries for Iranian missiles is due in court on Monday.
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Europeans extend Kabul withdrawal

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 17:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, France France, Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kabul

France and Germany follow the US and Britain in withdrawing civilian staff from Afghan government institutions after the killing of two US Nato officers.
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VIDEO: Clinton: Syria risking civil war

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 13:05
related countries: Syria Syria

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she is worried that outside intervention in Syria would only accelerate a civil war.
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VIDEO: Bin Laden's compound demolished

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 4:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Abbottabad

Pakistan is demolishing the compound where US forces killed Osama Bin Laden, in the city of Abbottabad, residents and police say.
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Obama hails Yemen 'new beginning'

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 23:07
related countries: Yemen Yemen

US President Barack Obama says Yemen's presidential election signals a "new beginning" for the country and pledges US support.
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Treasure haul arrives in Spain

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 15:24
related countries: Spain Spain

A haul of coins from a sunken Spanish galleon arrives in Spain after five years of legal wrangling with a US firm over who owned the treasure.
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UN site ablaze in Afghan protest

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 13:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Part of a UN compound in the Afghan city of Kunduz is set ablaze and seven are reported dead in protests over the burning of Korans at a US airbase.
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VIDEO: Treasure haul heads to Spain

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 4:01
related countries: Spain Spain

A haul of gold and silver coins salvaged from a sunken Spanish galleon are heading from the US to Spain after five years of legal ownership wrangles.
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US judge eases Bout's confinement

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 3:05
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: New York

A New York judge orders prison officials to remove Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout from solitary confinement, where he has spent 15 months.
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Missile suspect extradited to US

Friday, February 24th 2012, 23:06
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Texas

A Briton accused of selling batteries for Iranian missiles has arrived in Texas and been taken into custody after being extradited from the UK
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Rutgers 'web spy' student tried

Friday, February 24th 2012, 22:00

US ex-student Dharun Ravi goes on trial, facing 15 charges for spying on a homosexual encounter involving his room-mate, who later killed himself.
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Missile extradition 'a disgrace'

Friday, February 24th 2012, 20:58
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Heathrow

A Briton accused of selling batteries for Iranian missiles describes his treatment as "a disgrace" as he arrives at Heathrow to be extradited to the US.
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Deadliest day in Koran protests

Friday, February 24th 2012, 17:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least 12 people are killed as protests continue for a fourth day across Afghanistan over the burning of Korans at a US air base.
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A Point of View: Making friends the shared currency way

Friday, February 24th 2012, 17:40
related places: Point of View

Why France once wanted a single currency with the US
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Fiat boss warns over Italy plants

Friday, February 24th 2012, 13:49
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Fiat

Fiat's boss, Sergio Marchionne, says two plants in Italy may have to close if they cannot export to the United States.
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VIDEO: More dead in Afghan Koran protests

Friday, February 24th 2012, 13:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Herat

Thousands of enraged Afghans have taken to the streets for a fourth day, after US soldiers inadvertently set fire to copies of the Koran, as the BBC's Orla Guerin reports.
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Williams is 'honorary Irishwoman'

Friday, February 24th 2012, 10:01

US Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams is made an "honorary Irishwoman" as she picks up an Oscar Wilde award three days before the Academy Awards.
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US freezes Japan gangster funds

Friday, February 24th 2012, 6:07
related countries: Japan Japan, Russia Russia
related places: Yamaguchi

The US targets organised crime by freezing the financial assets of two groups - Japan's Yamaguchi-gumi yakuza group and Russia's Brothers' Circle.
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Maryland gay marriage bill passed

Friday, February 24th 2012, 2:55
related places: Maryland

The senate in the US state of Maryland passes a gay marriage bill, making it the eighth US state assembly to approve such a measure.
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US arrests rhino horn smugglers

Friday, February 24th 2012, 1:55
related places: Six

Seven people are arrested in a multi-state rhino horn-smuggling ring, as officials seize $1m (£637,000) in gold ingots and 20 rhino horns.
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Web privacy fears spur US plans

Friday, February 24th 2012, 1:14
related places: White House

The White House unveils a "bill of rights" for web users, calling for stronger privacy protections amid fears that online browsing habits are not secure.
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Mild drought 'caused Maya fall'

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 23:46
related places: New

New research suggests mild drought conditions were enough to cause the collapse of the Central American Maya civilisation after AD950.
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Obama: No quick fix for gas price

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 23:30

US President Barack Obama says there is no "silver bullet" to bring car fuel prices down quickly and defends his energy policy.
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VIDEO: Koran protests continue despite apology

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 23:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

President Barack Obama has apologised to the Afghan people for the burning of Korans by American troops at a US base.
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Wikileaks accused enters no plea

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 21:36

The US Army private accused of leaking classified documents to Wikileaks defers a plea on 22 charges at the start of his court martial.
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Whitney death photo shocks fans

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 17:30

A US tabloid publishes what it claims to be the "last picture" ever taken of the singer in the funeral home.
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Obama apology for Koran burnings

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 17:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul, Koran

President Barack Obama apologises to the Afghan people for the burning of Korans by American troops at a US base outside Kabul.
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US helicopter crash kills marines

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 16:01
related places: Arizona

Seven US Marines are killed in a mid-air collision between two helicopters during a training exercise in Arizona, officials say.
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New Afghan Koran protests erupt

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 13:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least another eight people are killed, including two Nato soldiers, in violence across Afghanistan, after the burning of the Koran at a US base.
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Will Afghan Koran row prove Nato's tipping point?

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 11:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

How Koran burning row exposes US failures in Afghanistan
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One Direction score US chart hit

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 11:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One Direction score the highest debut for a UK act in the US singles chart for almost 14 years, with What Makes You Beautiful.
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UN body bars Sri Lanka diplomat

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 10:09
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A controversial Sri Lankan diplomat, the subject of a US lawsuit accusing him of war crimes, is excluded from a United Nations committee.
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Santorum in spotlight in Arizona

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 4:42
related places: Republican, Arizona, Michigan

Rick Santorum comes under fire from rival US Republican candidates in a crucial TV debate days ahead of two key primaries.
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Yen falls to seven-month low

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 3:58
related countries: Japan Japan

The Japanese yen falls to its lowest level against the US dollar in seven months, positive news for Japanese exporters.
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US and N Korea in nuclear talks

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 2:41
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing, Pyongyang

US and North Korean officials are meeting in Beijing for the first talks on Pyongyang's nuclear programme since the death of Kim Jong-il.
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Rare US comic books fetch $3.5m

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 2:31
related places: New York

A collection of early comic books - including those featuring the debuts of Batman and Superman - is sold for $3.5m (£2.2m) at auction in New York.
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Karzai urges calm over Koran row

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 22:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul, Koran

Afghan President Hamid Karzai urges Afghans "not to resort to violence" after protests over the burning of the Koran at a US airbase near Kabul.
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US dismay at IAEA Iranian visit

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 22:09
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran, White House

The White House expresses disappointment on the barring of UN nuclear inspectors from a site in Iran, calling the visit a "failure" for Tehran.
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Western journalists die in Homs

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 19:27
related countries: France France, Syria Syria
related places: Homs, Western

American Marie Colvin of the UK's Sunday Times and French photographer Remi Ochlik are among 60 people killed as Syria steps up its clampdown.
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VIDEO: Colvin 'defined by her humanity'

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 18:57
related countries: Syria Syria

Tributes have been paid to Marie Colvin, the highly respected American Sunday Times reporter, following her death in the Syrian city of Homs.
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Obama seeks US corporate tax cut

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 18:26

US President Barack Obama proposes a cut in corporate tax and an end to tax loopholes, as part of his election-year strategy on the economy.
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VIDEO: Protests spread over Koran burning

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 16:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Koran

At least six people have been killed and dozens injured in Afghanistan after protests spread over the burning of copies of the Koran at a US airbase.
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Leguizamo to play Del Boy in US

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 10:44
related places: Way

Actor John Leguizamo, known for films such as Moulin Rouge and Carlito's Way, is to play Del Boy in the US remake of Only Fools And Horses.
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US backs Red Cross call for Syria

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 22:46
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Red Cross

The US backs calls by the Red Cross for a humanitarian ceasefire in Syria to allow aid into the worst affected areas.
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Haditha deaths marine discharged

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 21:13
related places: Marine

Former Sgt Frank Wuterich, the only man convicted over the killing of 24 Iraqis in Haditha in 2005, is discharged from the US military.
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Race policy heads to US top court

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 20:29

The US Supreme Court accepts a case that confronts the issue of race in university admissions, after previously upholding affirmative action programmes.
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US apology over Afghan Koran row

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 18:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Koran

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta apologises to the Afghan people for an incident in which copies of the Koran were reportedly burned.
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Romney bid sees funding slowdown

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 17:26

An independent group backing Mitt Romney's US presidential run raised more money in January than his official campaign, figures show.
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Nato in Afghanistan Koran apology

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 17:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Koran

The US commander of Nato troops in Afghanistan apologises over reports that foreign troops may have inadvertently burnt copies of the Koran.
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US record kidney donor chain ends

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 16:08

The world's largest chain of organ transplants ends in the US after 30 patients received kidneys from living donors.
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Countries oppose CO2 tax on jets

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 13:54
related countries: China China, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

China, the US and other countries opposed to a new EU carbon tax on airlines meet in Moscow to consider possible retaliation.
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US and Mexico sign Gulf oil deal

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 0:42
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Gulf

The US and Mexico agree to work together to develop oil and gas fields that straddle their maritime boundary in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Glenn marks US orbit anniversary

Monday, February 20th 2012, 22:25
related places: Earth

Former US astronaut and Senator John Glenn celebrates the 50th anniversary of his orbit of Earth by chatting with crew on the International Space Station.
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McCain hopeful on Egypt NGO row

Monday, February 20th 2012, 22:00
related countries: Egypt Egypt

US Senator John McCain expresses "guarded optimism" for a resolution of NGO workers being held in Egypt, amid the US threatening aid cuts.
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Expert skiers die in US avalanche

Monday, February 20th 2012, 21:02
related places: Washington

Three expert skiers die in an avalanche in the Cascade Mountains, north-east of the US city of Seattle, with one woman saved by an airbag device.
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Defiant Santorum in Obama attack

Monday, February 20th 2012, 20:58

US Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum renews an attack on President Barack Obama's environmental policy, calling it "political science'.
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World Bank top job 'needs change'

Monday, February 20th 2012, 16:34

The World Bank should consider appointing a non-American as its next president, a leading voice from the developing world tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Skiers 'buried under the snow'

Monday, February 20th 2012, 4:03
related places: Washington

Sergeant Katie Larsons says three people who died after an avalanche near a ski resort in the US state of Washington were ''very experienced skiers''.
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VIDEO: Fatal avalanche near US ski resort

Monday, February 20th 2012, 3:47
related places: Washington

At least three people are said to have died after an avalanche near a ski resort in the US state of Washington.
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MC5 rock bassist Davis dies at 68

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 11:35
related places: Davis

Michael Davis, bass player with influential US rock band MC5, dies of liver failure aged 68, his wife announces.
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Family and friends mourn Houston

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 8:32
related places: Houston, Newark

Hundreds of mourners attend an emotion-filled funeral service for Whitney Houston in New Jersey, ahead of her burial in a private ceremony on Sunday.
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Pain and redemption of WWII interned Japanese-Americans

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 8:11
related countries: Japan Japan

Life inside the US WWII internment camps
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FBI in US Capitol 'terror' arrest

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 3:59

The FBI and US police arrest a man they say was aiming to carry out a suicide attack near the Capitol in Washington DC, officials tell US media.
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VIDEO: FBI in US Capitol 'terror' arrest

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 2:09
related places: Capitol

The FBI and US police have arrested a man they say was aiming to carry out a suicide attack near the Capitol building in Washington DC.
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Xi Jinping on last leg of US trip

Friday, February 17th 2012, 23:11
related countries: China China
related places: California

China's Vice-President Xi Jinping is in California, on the last leg of his US visit, for business talks and perhaps a basketball game.
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VIDEO: Glenn relives space first 50 years on

Friday, February 17th 2012, 22:57
related places: Earth

John Glenn has found himself in the spotlight once again, 50 years after he became the first American to orbit the Earth.
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More charges in Megaupload case

Friday, February 17th 2012, 22:56
related places: New

New details emerge in the US case against Megaupload, including five additional counts of wire fraud and three of copyright infringement.
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VIDEO: Fake bonds found after global hunt

Friday, February 17th 2012, 18:23
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian prosecutors say they have broken up an organised crime ring that was hiding trillions of dollars of fake US bonds. The BBC's Alan Johnston reports.
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US Congress backs payroll tax cut

Friday, February 17th 2012, 18:16
related places: Republican

The Republican-led US House of Representatives passes a bill to renew the payroll tax cut, ending months of partisan debate on the issue.
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Clinton 'optimism' for Iran talks

Friday, February 17th 2012, 17:57
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The US and the EU welcome indications from Iran that it is willing to return to nuclear talks, but say they are still studying a letter from Tehran.
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US steps up effort on NGO workers

Friday, February 17th 2012, 16:37
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A US cabinet secretary whose son faces charges in Egypt says "top officials" are working to secure the freedom of accused NGO workers.
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US prices climb 0.2% in January

Friday, February 17th 2012, 15:36

US consumer prices rose by 0.2% in January, driven by rising costs of clothes and petrol, the Labor Department says.
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Anglo American sees robust demand

Friday, February 17th 2012, 11:46

Mining giant Anglo American expects demand for commodities to remain "robust", after reporting record operating profits in 2011.
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Stonehenge 'inspired by sounds'

Friday, February 17th 2012, 9:51
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Stonehenge, Music

Music could have had a big influence on the design of Stonehenge, according to an American researcher reporting at an annual science meeting in Canada.
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Asian shares rise on US jobs data

Friday, February 17th 2012, 7:14

Asian markets rise as US shares hit a near four-year high after the world's biggest economy reported better-than-expected jobs data.
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Interrace marriage at new US high

Friday, February 17th 2012, 2:40

Interracial and interethnic marriages reach an all-time high in the US, making up 15% of new marriages, according to a new study.
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'Pot plane' in Obama's airspace

Friday, February 17th 2012, 2:13
related places: Los Angeles

A small plane grounded by the US Air Force after it violated presidential airspace above Los Angeles was found to be carrying 18kg (40lb) of marijuana, reports say.
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Donald starts well in California

Friday, February 17th 2012, 0:07
related places: California

World number one Luke Donald gets his US PGA Tour season off to a solid start with a first-round 70 in the Northern Trust Open.
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Underwear bomber given life term

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 21:04
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Detroit

A Nigerian man who admitted trying to bomb a US-bound flight on Christmas Day 2009 is sentenced to life in prison by a court in Detroit.
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AUDIO: 'I had an affair with JFK in 1962'

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 18:42

Mimi Alford had an 18 month affair with US President John F Kennedy. She told Radio 5 live's Richard Bacon how it started.
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Drone 'kills Pakistan militants'

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 14:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Two separate attacks by an unmanned US drone aircraft in north-west Pakistan kill at least 21 suspected militants, Pakistani security officials say.
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US home building up in January

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 13:59

US new home building rose 1.5% in January to an annualised rate of 699,000, the US Commerce Department says.
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GM unveils record profit for 2011

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 13:49

US carmaker General Motors makes record profits in 2011 but unveils huge losses in its European operations.
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Chinese and American leaders stick to script

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 7:32
related countries: China China

Obama and Xi aim for tough but friendly diplomacy
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Cuba eyes Americas Summit place

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 1:47
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Cuba Cuba

Cuba says it will attend the Summit of the Americas in Colombia if it is invited despite US objections, but will not rejoin the Organisation of American States.
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Xi calls for 'deep' US-China ties

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 21:50
related countries: China China
related places: Washington

Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping calls for deeper "strategic trust" in a speech to business leaders in Washington, on the second full day of his US visit.
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US manufacturing lifted by autos

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 16:14

US manufacturing grew 0.7% in January following a surge in output by the auto industry, but industrial production was flat.
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Singer-composer Dory Previn dies

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 13:00
related places: Oscar, Andre

Dory Previn, the US singer and composer who collaborated with former husband Andre on two Oscar-nominated songs, has died in Massachusetts at the age of 86.
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Miller cast in US Sherlock update

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 9:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British actor Jonny Lee Miller will play Sherlock Holmes in a proposed US TV update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective stories.
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New scuba death trial for US man

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 3:36
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Alabama

An American man accused of killing his wife on their Australian honeymoon by shutting off her oxygen tank while scuba diving goes on trial in Alabama.
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The early adventures of Xi Jinping

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 2:49

Which future leaders visited the US in their youth?
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Obama talks tough on China trade

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 2:27
related countries: China China

US President Barack Obama says China needs to follow fair trade practices as it plays an increasingly important global role.
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China's Xi defends rights record

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 2:13
related countries: China China

China's leader-in-waiting, Xi Jinping, defends his country's record on human rights, at the start of a week-long visit to the United States.
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Obama hosts China's heir apparent

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 1:51
related countries: China China

US President Barack Obama presses China's leader-in-waiting, Xi Jinping, on trade and human rights, as he welcomes him to the White House.
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US carrier in Strait of Hormuz

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 20:14
related countries: Iran Iran

A US aircraft carrier passes through the Strait of Hormuz for the second time in recent weeks, amid heightened tension with Iran.
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VIDEO: On board US carrier in Strait of Hormuz

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 19:29
related countries: Iran Iran

The BBC's Jonathan Beale reports from on board the American aircraft carrier which has sailed through the Strait of Hormuz for the second time in a month, amid tensions between Iran and the US.
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Monsanto court blow on poisoning

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 10:35
related countries: France France
related places: Monsanto

A French court finds US biotech giant Monsanto legally responsible for the poisoning of a farmer who inhaled a powerful weedkiller.
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