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We have started to collect the most important news related to United States in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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US warns of new Sudanese conflict

Friday, September 7th 2012, 1:15
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan's refusal to accept a border proposal with South Sudan could spark an "outright conflict", a senior US diplomat warns.
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Ferrer through to US Open semis

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 23:03

David Ferrer clinches a remarkable victory over Janko Tipsarevic to reach his second US Open semi-final.
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Nasa rover 'sniffs' Martian air

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 19:33

The US space agency's Curiosity rover uses its big onboard laboratory to measure the composition of the Red Planet's atmosphere.
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Dr. Dre tops hip-hop 'rich list'

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 9:41

The US rap star tops a list of hip-hop's biggest earners to due to his audio company Beats Electronics.
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Clinton lays out case for Obama

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 9:18

Former US President Bill Clinton nominates Barack Obama for re-election, defending his economic record at the Democratic party convention.
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Hillary Clinton visits East Timor

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 6:59
related countries: East Timor East Timor

Hillary Clinton makes a landmark visit to East Timor following recent elections - the first US secretary of state to do so since its independence.
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VIDEO: Ex-bomb disarmer lives on in fear

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 4:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq

In his memoir The Long Walk, former US Air Force bomb disarmer Brian Castner describes the "nerve-racking yet strangely exhilarating" work in Iraq.
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Murray fights back to make semis

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 3:45
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Andy Murray fights back from a set and 5-1 down to overwhelm Croatia's Marin Cilic and reach the US Open semi-finals.
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Berdych stuns Federer in quarters

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 3:41

Roger Federer is knocked out of the US Open by Tomas Berdych, who will play Andy Murray in the last four on Saturday.
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Roddick career ends with defeat

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 2:05

Andy Roddick's career comes to a close with a four-set defeat by Juan Martin del Potro in the fourth round of the US Open.
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Sleep 'may predict Alzheimer's'

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 1:35

Problems sleeping may be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease if a study in mice also applies to people, US researchers say.
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Sharapova and Serena into semis

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 1:03

Former champions Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams win through to the last four of the US Open.
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Fifteen years holed up in an embassy

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 23:05

The cardinal who spent 15 years in a US embassy
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Libya spy boss 'fair trial' urged

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 21:54
related countries: Libya Libya, Mauritania Mauritania

The US and human rights groups urge Libya to give a fair trial to Col Muammar Gaddafi's ex-intelligence chief after he is deported by Mauritania.
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Strong earthquake hits Costa Rica

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 21:00
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica
related places: Pacific

A powerful earthquake of 7.6 magnitude rocks north-west Costa Rica, killing two people according to the Red Cross.
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US strip club seeks tax exemption

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 20:19
related places: New York

A New York state strip club says it should not have to pay tax under an exemption for "live dramatic or musical arts performances".
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Jump in US West Nile virus deaths

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 18:57

The death toll from US cases of West Nile virus, which has killed scores of people, rises by nearly a third in a week, according to health officials.
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VIDEO: US parties court the female vote

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 18:50

With just two months to go until the US presidential election, the First Lady, Michelle Obama, has been trying to woo female voters.
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Duncan died of 'natural causes'

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 12:27

Green Mile actor Michael Clarke Duncan died of natural causes following a heart attack he suffered in July, a US coroner confirms.
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Michelle praises Obama's values

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 10:28

US First Lady Michelle Obama addresses Democratic delegates at the party's convention, making the case for President Obama's re-election.
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BP accused of gross negligence

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 7:06

The US Justice Department accuses BP of "gross negligence and wilful misconduct" over the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
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Clinton meets Hu amid sea tension

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 6:10
related countries: China China, Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Beijing

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets Chinese leaders, amid rumbling regional tensions over the South China Sea.
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VIDEO: Michelle fires up Obama faithful

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 5:33
related places: Charlotte

US First Lady Michelle Obama has made an impassioned speech backing her husband, President Barack Obama, at the Democratic convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Ferrer wins as rain disrupts play

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 2:47

David Ferrer beats Richard Gasquet to reach the US Open quarter-finals on a rain-affected day nine at Flushing Meadows.
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VIDEO: Crucial days for Obama at convention

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 21:49

The US Democratic Party has begun its three-day convention in North Carolina, as it seeks to convince Americans that President Obama deserves a second term.
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Love names US Ryder Cup wildcards

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 20:48

US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III names Dustin Johnson, Jim Furyk, Brandt Snedeker and Steve Stricker as his four wildcard picks.
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Isaac 'ruined thousands of homes'

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 19:55
related places: Louisiana

Officials in the US state of Louisiana estimate that Hurricane Isaac damaged at least 13,000 homes after coming ashore on the US Gulf Coast last week.
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Azarenka defeats champion Stosur

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 19:27
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Top seed Victoria Azarenka beats defending champion Sam Stosur in three sets to reach the semi-finals of the US Open.
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US manufacturing sees weak growth

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 15:07
related places: August

US manufacturing growth remains sluggish in August amid weak exports and employment, according to two closely-watched surveys.
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VIDEO: US Democrats prepare for convention

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 8:27
related places: Charlotte

The Democratic Party's convention is due to open in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a keynote speech from First Lady Michelle Obama.
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One Direction agree on band name

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 8:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One Direction have reached an agreement with a US group, also called One Direction, that the UK boyband can keep using the name.
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US election polltracker

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 2:15

Keeping track of the Obama-Romney poll ratings
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Murray races into quarter-finals

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 1:42
related countries: Canada Canada

Britain's Andy Murray outclasses big-serving Milos Raonic of Canada in straight sets to reach the US Open quarter-finals.
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Colombia 'queen of cocaine' shot

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 1:08
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Griselda Blanco, a Colombian who had spent two decades in a US jail for drug trafficking and was known as the "queen of cocaine", is shot dead.
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Obama visits storm-hit Louisiana

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 23:52
related places: Louisiana

US President Obama visits Louisiana, where flooding persists and more than 100,000 people have no power, nearly a week after Hurricane Isaac.
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VIDEO: Green Mile star Duncan dies

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 22:41
related places: Duncan

The American Oscar-nominated actor Michael Clarke Duncan has died aged 54.
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Obama revs up swing state voters

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 20:55
related places: Charlotte, Ohio

US President Barack Obama appeals to voters in the swing state of Ohio on the eve of the Democratic party's gala in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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US man 'knifed sleeping children'

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 20:21

A man high on PCP-laced marijuana faces charges for stabbing two children, one fatally, in their beds in New Jersey, authorities say.
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Assange death penalty fear denied

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 16:41

Claims that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange could face the death penalty in the US are "without foundation", Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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Clinton urges Asean sea row unity

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 16:12
related countries: China China, Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Clinton

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges Asean nations and China to work together to resolve territorial disputes without "coercion or force".
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The Avengers hits $1.5bn globally

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 15:38
related places: Marvel

Marvel's The Avengers has passed the $1.5bn (£943m) milestone worldwide thanks to an extra push over the US Labour day holiday weekend.
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VIDEO: Fire forces US forest evacuation

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 15:24
related places: California

Thousands of people have been forced to evacuate a national park in California because of a wildfire.
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Peshawar suicide bomber kills two

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 12:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

Police say a bomber killed two people and himself when he hit a US consulate vehicle in Peshawar, Pakistan, but the US says no Americans died.
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Crowe gets lost on kayaking trip

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 10:46
related places: Long Island, New York, Oscar

Oscar winning actor Russell Crowe is rescued by the US coastguard after getting lost on a kayak trip on New York's Long Island.
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Djokovic easily beats Benneteau

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 0:03

Defending US Open champion Novak Djokovic reaches the fourth round, with victory too for Andy Roddick.
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A deserter's 28 years on the run

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 23:39

How a US Air Force deserter survived 28 years on the run
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Stosur ends Robson's US Open run

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 23:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Robson

Britain's Laura Robson is out of the US Open after losing 6-4 6-4 to defending champion Sam Stosur in the fourth round.
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Walk On By lyricist David dies

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 11:28

US songwriter Hal David, who wrote dozens of hit songs with collaborator Burt Bacharach, dies from complications stemming from a stroke aged 91.
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Afghan recruits training halted

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 10:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Training for new recruits into the Afghan local police is suspended while they are re-vetted for possible ties to the Taliban, US officials say.
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VIDEO: Songwriter Hal David dies at 91

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 8:57

US songwriter Hal David, who wrote dozens of hits with collaborator Burt Bacharach, has died at the age of 91.
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Weary Murray labours past Lopez

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 21:25
related places: Murray

Britain's Andy Murray struggles to a four-set victory over Feliciano Lopez of Spain to reach the last 16 of the US Open.
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Author Richard Bach crashes plane

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 20:57

The author of 1970s short story Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach, has crashed his small plane in the US, seriously injuring himself.
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Afghan suicide attacks kill 13

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 11:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A twin suicide bombing near a base of US-led forces in central Afghanistan kills at least nine civilians and four policemen, officials say.
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VIDEO: Energy divides US election rivals

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 9:00
related places: Republican

Alternative energy sources has become a big issue in the Presidential race, with the Republican party has attacked President Barack Obama's decision to put billions of dollars of stimulus money into renewable power.
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Arizona sheriff probe cancelled

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 4:44

US prosecutors halt one of the investigations into the actions of controversial Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, without filing charges.
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Mitt Romney visits hurricane zone

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 1:36
related places: Louisiana

Mitt Romney visits an emergency centre in hurricane-damaged Louisiana, a day after accepting his party's nomination for US president.
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Virus risk for 10,000 US campers

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 0:55

Up to 10,000 visitors to Yosemite park may have been exposed this summer to a rare and deadly virus transmitted by mouse droppings, officials say.
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Mexico 'drug lord' faces US trial

Friday, August 31st 2012, 23:06
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Tijuana

A suspected leader of Mexico's once-powerful Tijuana drugs cartel, Eduardo Arellano Felix, is extradited to face trial in the United States.
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Wyoming wolves lose US protection

Friday, August 31st 2012, 22:50
related places: Wyoming

The US government ends its protection of gray wolves in Wyoming, allowing the western state to shoot wolves on sight in most areas.
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Funeral held for Neil Armstrong

Friday, August 31st 2012, 22:29
related places: Moon

A private funeral service is held for the first man on the Moon, US astronaut Neil Armstrong, who died last week at the age of 82.
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VIDEO: Romney begins push to woo voters

Friday, August 31st 2012, 22:04
related places: America, Republican

The Republican candidate for the American Presidential election Mitt Romney has accused Barack Obama of failing to deliver the change he promised America.
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Robson knocks Li out of US Open

Friday, August 31st 2012, 21:47
related countries: China China

Britain's Laura Robson reaches the fourth round of the US Open with a 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-2 win over Li Na of China.
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Fatal shooting at US supermarket

Friday, August 31st 2012, 21:04

A New Jersey supermarket employee and former marine opens fire on his colleagues early Friday morning, killing two people and himself, officials say.
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US Fed hints at further measures

Friday, August 31st 2012, 15:06

The head of the US central bank, Ben Bernanke, says that he has not ruled out further action to boost the US economy.
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Romney: 'Time to turn the page'

Friday, August 31st 2012, 14:48
related places: America, Republican, Florida

Mitt Romney pledges "to restore the promise of America" as he accepts the Republican presidential nomination at the party's convention.
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Villa withdraw bid for Dempsey

Friday, August 31st 2012, 11:16
related places: Dempsey

Clint Dempsey turns down the chance to join Aston Villa despite Fulham accepting an offer for the forward.
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Usada to reveal Armstrong proof

Friday, August 31st 2012, 10:54
related places: Armstrong

The United States Anti-Doping Agency is set to reveal its evidence against Lance Armstrong over the coming weeks.
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Ecuador journalist gets US asylum

Friday, August 31st 2012, 9:41

An Ecuadorean journalist is granted political asylum in the US a year after being sentenced to jail for an article against President Rafael Correa.
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No charges in CIA detainee probe

Friday, August 31st 2012, 8:53

The US justice department ends its investigation into the CIA's interrogation programme for terror detainees, without bringing charges.
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Serena progresses to third round

Friday, August 31st 2012, 4:29
related countries: Spain Spain

Fourth seed Serena Williams eases into the US Open third round after an easy win over Spain's Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez.
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China activist Wang Xiaoning free

Friday, August 31st 2012, 4:13
related countries: China China

A Chinese dissident convicted of subversion charges with the help of evidence provided by US internet giant Yahoo is released from jail.
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US man admits China spy attempt

Friday, August 31st 2012, 3:55
related countries: China China

A US man who worked as a guard at a US consulate in China admits trying to sell secret information to the Chinese government.
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Tsonga suffers shock defeat in US

Friday, August 31st 2012, 1:25

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga crashes out of the US Open in the second round, losing 6-4 1-6 6-1 6-3 to Martin Klizan.
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Pentagon may sue Bin Laden author

Friday, August 31st 2012, 1:16

The Pentagon says it may take legal action against an ex-US special forces member who has written a book about the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.
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Roddick to retire after US Open

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 22:30

Former world number one Andy Roddick announces he is to retire from the sport after the US Open.
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Texas voter photo ID law rejected

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 21:29
related places: Texas

A US court rejects a Texas law requiring voters to have photo identification, arguing it imposes "strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor".
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Ryan accused over speech 'errors'

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 15:38
related places: Republican, Florida

The Republican nominee for US vice-president is accused of misleading his audience with a series of errors during his convention speech in Florida.
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VIDEO: Was $100bn money well spent on ISS?

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 15:04

Some in the scientific community are questioning whether more than a decade of research on the international space station has been worth the $100bn price tag.
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Whedon to create Marvel TV pilot

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 14:48
related places: Marvel

US network ABC orders a pilot for a TV series based on Marvel's SHIELD agency, to be written by Avengers Assemble director Joss Whedon.
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VIDEO: Mexico's shelters for weary migrants

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 14:43
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico opens a new shelter for migrants heading for the US to replace similar facilities which were recently shut down after complaints from local communities.
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US consumer spending rises 0.4%

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 14:02

US consumer spending rose by 0.4% in July, says the US Commerce Department, raising hopes the economy is continuing to recover.
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VIDEO: Michelle Obama 'not watching Republicans'

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 14:01
related places: Republican

US First Lady Michelle Obama tells late-night host David Letterman that voters should watch both conventions - even as she has not watched the Republican version.
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AUDIO: Cat video stars get own festival

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 12:28
related places: Minneapolis

Radio 5 live Breakfast spoke to one of the organisers of the feline film festival in Minneapolis, in the United States.
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Lithgow set for National farce

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 10:30
related places: Christmas, National

US actor John Lithgow is to star in the National Theatre's Christmas show, playing the title role in Sir Arthur Wing Pinero's The Magistrate.
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US president appears on Reddit

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 10:03

US President Barack Obama has spent 30 minutes answering questions from members of social news site Reddit.
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VIDEO: Ryan vows 'turnaround' for US voters

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 6:11
related places: America, Republican

Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan says he and Republican nominee Mitt Romney will not duck the tough issues facing America.
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Weakened Isaac lashes New Orleans

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 4:25
related places: New Orleans

Heavy rains pummel the US city of New Orleans as Tropical Storm Isaac moves slowly over Louisiana and a levee south of the city will be cut.
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Murray cruises into third round

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 4:00

Andy Murray eases into the third round of the US Open for the seventh consecutive year with a 6-2 6-1 6-3 win over Ivan Dodig.
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Citigroup pays $590m settlement

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 2:35

US banking giant Citigroup has paid more than half a billion dollars to shareholders who accused the bank of hiding its subprime exposure.
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VIDEO: US lesbian couple's son pens book on what makes a family

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 2:04

Zach Wahls, the proud son of a lesbian couple, made headlines when he spoke out for marriage equity. He invited the BBC to a family meal to discuss his new book.
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Robson stuns Clijsters at US Open

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 22:39

Laura Robson secures the biggest win of her career with a shock victory over Kim Clijsters in round two of the US Open.
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VIDEO: Weakened Isaac lashes New Orleans

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 22:15
related places: New Orleans

The US city of New Orleans faces the wrath of newly downgraded Tropical Storm Isaac, as sea water breaches a levee in an area south of the city.
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VIDEO: Can Paul Ryan charm US voters?

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 21:40
related places: Florida

Republicans gathered in Florida have chosen Mitt Romney as their presidential candidate, but what do they think of his running mate Paul Ryan?
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Azarenka into US Open third round

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 19:51
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Top

Top seed Victoria Azarenka beats Belgian qualifier Kirsten Flipkens 6-2 6-2 to reach the third round of the US Open.
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Ferrer negotiates Anderson test

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 19:17
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Anderson

David Ferrer beats big-serving South African Kevin Anderson in straight sets to reach the US Open second round.
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Bin Laden book 'differs on death'

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 17:24

A first-hand account of the May 2011 raid that killed Osama Bin Laden by an ex-US Navy Seal contradicts the official story, AP reports.
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US expands more than estimated

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 13:30

The US economy grew at an annualised pace of 1.7% in the second quarter, more than first estimated, official figures show.
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Lythgoe to bring back Fame for TV

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 11:45
related places: Fame

American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe is to develop a new television remake of the 1980s musical series Fame.
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'Lulzsec hacker' arrested in US

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 10:46

A man suspected of being part of a notorious hacking group is arrested in the US, as the group's former leader continues to assist authorities.
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Soldiers 'plotted to kill Obama'

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 10:34

US prosecutors allege a group of soldiers formed an anarchist militia, plotting to overthrow the government and kill President Barack Obama.
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