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VIDEO: Protest over Indian diplomat arrest

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 14:11
related countries: India India
related places: New Delhi

A protest has taken place outside the US embassy in New Delhi after an Indian diplomat was arrested in New York last week.
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Gay stars to represent US at Sochi

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 12:21
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Sochi

The US includes two openly gay sports stars in its official Sochi Olympics delegation, a move seen as a challenge to Russia's anti-gay laws.
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Russian lorries to move Syria arms

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 11:46
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The world chemical weapons watchdog says Syria's arsenal will be removed overland by Russian lorries before being destroyed on a US Navy ship.
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Walking Dead creator sues TV network

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 11:03

Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont is suing US TV network AMC, claiming he is owed "tens of millions of dollars".
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Lawrence attacks weight commentators

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 10:33

Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence says it "should be illegal" to call someone fat on TV, in an interview with US TV host Barbara Walters.
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Pulp and Poppins join film archive

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 10:09

Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction and Walt Disney's classic Mary Poppins are among 25 titles that have been added to the US National Film Registry.
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Two winning tickets for US jackpot

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 7:49
related places: America

Two winning tickets have been sold for the US's second largest jackpot in its history, the $636m (£390m) Mega Millions draw, lottery officials say.
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China confirms US warship incident

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 7:40
related countries: China China

China says its warship "encountered" a US vessel, confirming US reports of a near-collision in the South China Sea earlier this month.
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One shot dead at Nevada clinic

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 2:04
related places: Nevada, Reno

A gunman entered a medical centre in the US state of Nevada, killed one person and injured two before killing himself, police in Reno say.
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VIDEO: Chinese 'buy' US green cards for $1m

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 0:05
related countries: China China

How wealthy Chinese 'buy' US green cards for $1m
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India-US diplomat row escalates

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 22:28
related countries: India India

India orders reprisals against the US, including the removal of security barriers around its embassy, after a diplomat is arrested in New York.
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US doomsday preacher dies at 92

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 21:55
related places: Christian

Harold Camping, the US preacher and Christian broadcaster who predicted the end of the world three times, dies age 92.
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Amanda Knox email: 'I didn't kill'

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 20:27
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Amanda Knox, the American accused murdering UK student Meredith Kercher, insists she "didn't kill" her former flatmate in an email to an Italian court.
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US businessman escapes Bolivia

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 16:05
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

An American businessman detained in Bolivia without charge for more than two years has escaped back to the US, officials in both countries say.
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NSA data grab 'may be unlawful'

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 13:57
related places: Snowden, White House

A US judge rules the National Security Agency's mass collection of telephone data may be unconstitutional and an "Orwellian" invasion of privacy.
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Nirvana to enter rock Hall of Fame

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 11:10
related places: Nirvana, Fame

Nirvana, Kiss and Peter Gabriel are among the acts set to be inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.
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US homeland security chief confirmed

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 0:30

Former senior Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson is confirmed as the fourth director of the US Department of Homeland Security.
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Canadian-style conspiracy

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 0:24
related countries: Canada Canada

Is Canada more accepting of 9/11 conspiracy theories than US?
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VIDEO: Matthew Perry on why drug courts work

Monday, December 16th 2013, 23:55

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has met a delegation from the US, including former addict and Friends actor, Matthew Perry, who thinks drug courts are the answer to deal with reoffending.
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US warning on antibacterial soaps

Monday, December 16th 2013, 22:17

The US challenges makers of antibacterial soaps to prove they are safe, warning a chemical in such products may be harmful.
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US newlywed dies helping driver

Monday, December 16th 2013, 15:18
related places: Indiana

A bride in the US state of Indiana sees her husband mown down after he stopped to help a stranded motorist following their wedding reception.
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Hobbit sequel tops US box office

Monday, December 16th 2013, 12:19

The Hobbit sequel The Desolation of Smaug tops the US box office but takes less than the first Hobbit film on its opening weekend.
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Bon Jovi have biggest tour of 2013

Sunday, December 15th 2013, 22:26

US rock band Bon Jovi had the biggest international music tour of the year, according to Billboard magazine's 2013 rankings.
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US remembers Sandy Hook massacre

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 16:30
related places: Newtown, Sandy Hook

President Obama renews his call for tighter gun controls on the anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
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Saturday, December 14th 2013, 2:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: California

Chronic alcohol abuse was a factor in the death of a UK woman found in a California hospital stairwell 17 days after going missing, a US coroner says.
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VIDEO: Missing American 'not CIA employee'

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 1:37
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: White House

The White House has denied reports by the Associated Press news agency that an American ex-FBI agent, believed to have been held in Iran for seven years, was working for the CIA on an unapproved mission.
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Shooting in Colorado high school

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 1:17
related places: Denver, Colorado

A Colorado school student shot and wounded two other students, one seriously, before dying of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police say.
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US concern over North Korea purge

Friday, December 13th 2013, 23:09
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US says it is consulting regional allies after North Korea's "brutal" execution of a key political figure, and warns against "provocative acts".
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US judge approves credit card payout

Friday, December 13th 2013, 22:09

A US judge approves a $5.7bn (£3.5bn) class action settlement against credit card firms Visa and MasterCard.
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Levinson 'not US government worker'

Friday, December 13th 2013, 20:32
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: White House

The White House says the ex-FBI agent believed to have been held in Iran for the last seven years was not working for the US government at the time of his disappearance.
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Iran talks halted amid sanctions row

Friday, December 13th 2013, 19:56
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's delegation leaves talks on the implementation of a deal over its nuclear programme after the expansion of a US sanctions blacklist.
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US man held in 'suicide bomb plot'

Friday, December 13th 2013, 19:46
related places: Kansas

An avionics technician is arrested in the US state of Kansas and accused of planning to detonate a suicide car bomb at an airport, authorities say.
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Three stabbed after US football game

Friday, December 13th 2013, 17:03
related places: Denver

Police in Denver are investigating a fight outside an American football stadium in which at least three people were stabbed at the end of a game.
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Giant Spanish casino plan abandoned

Friday, December 13th 2013, 16:29
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

US casino operator Las Vegas Sands cancels a plan to create a huge casino complex, called Eurovegas, near Madrid.
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US captive in Iran said to be CIA

Friday, December 13th 2013, 14:49
related countries: Iran Iran

An ex-FBI agent believed held in Iran for the last seven years was working for the CIA on an unapproved mission, the Associated Press reports.
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VIDEO: Are schools in lockdown America overreacting?

Friday, December 13th 2013, 1:28
related places: America

The BBC has found that at least 130 US schools went into lockdown in a month because of a perceived threat. Is it panic - or preparedness?
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US House passes two-year budget deal

Friday, December 13th 2013, 1:17

The US House of Representatives approves a two-year federal budget bill with strong cross-party support, making another government shutdown less likely.
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VIDEO: Out of Africa and into American homes

Friday, December 13th 2013, 0:37
related places: Africa

Eliot Elisofon's photographs introduced American audiences to Africa's diverse cultures and magnificent landscapes in the second half of the 20th Century.
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Ford to hire 11,000 workers in 2014

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 22:55
related places: Ford, Asia

As part of its efforts to expand globally, Ford announces plans to hire 5,000 workers in the US and 6,000 workers in Asia in 2014.
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US woman guilty in cliff push death

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 21:38
related places: Montana

A woman in the US state of Montana pleads guilty to second-degree murder, admitting she shoved her husband off a cliff eight days into their marriage.
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US reconsiders phones on planes ban

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 21:26

The US communications agency has taken the first step toward lifting a ban on mobile phone calls during flights.
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12 Years leads Globe nominations

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 16:26
related places: Globe

Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave joins American Hustle as the frontrunner at this year's Golden Globe awards.
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Problem hits ISS cooling system

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 13:09

The US space agency is assessing a problem with one of two cooling systems aboard the International Space Station.
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Lawyer for 'Bin Laden doctor' flees

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 11:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A lawyer for the jailed Pakistani doctor who helped the US track down Osama Bin Laden has fled the country, a colleague and relatives say.
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Man Booker 2014 judges announced

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 11:02

Philosopher and writer AC Grayling chairs the 2014's Man Booker Prize judging panel, featuring an American literature professor as the competition opens up to writers from the United States.
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Asiana pilot 'stressed' by landing

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 7:09
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The pilot of a South Korean plane which crashed in the US was "stressed" landing without a key guidance system, an inquiry reveals.
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Olympics gives me purpose - White

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 6:54
related places: White

US snowboarder Shaun White says training for his bid to win a third Olympic title at the Sochi Games gives him "a lot of purpose".
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VIDEO: US and UK suspend Syria rebel aid

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 4:55
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US and UK have suspended all "non-lethal" support for rebels in northern Syria, but not humanitarian aid.
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US considers sanctions against Ukraine

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 4:39
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The US state department says it is considering all options, including sanctions, towards Ukraine after riot police moved in on protesters.
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Hilton raises $2.35bn via share sale

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 2:49

Hilton Worldwide raises $2.35bn (£1.4bn) through a share sale, making it the second-largest initial public offering (IPO) in the US this year.
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Senate aide held over child porn

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 0:36
related places: Republican

A top Republican senator's chief of staff is arrested on suspicion of possession and distribution of child pornography, the US authorities say.
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RBS fined $100m by US regulators

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 22:10
related countries: Burma Burma, Cuba Cuba, Iran Iran, Sudan Sudan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Royal Bank of Scotland is fined $100m by US regulators for violating US sanctions against Iran, Sudan, Burma, and Cuba.
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Dead US marine's 'heart missing'

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 21:50
related countries: Greece Greece

The parents of a dead US marine whose body was returned from Greece missing its heart sue the US Department of Defense and the Greek government.
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US and UK suspend Syria rebel aid

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 20:37
related countries: Syria Syria

The US and UK suspend "non-lethal assistance" to rebels in northern Syria - but not humanitarian aid - after an Islamist alliance seizes FSA bases.
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US healthcare enrolment 'triples'

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 16:50

Healthcare websites established under President Obama's health law enrolled twice as many people in November as the month before, the US says.
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US budget deal reached in Congress

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 14:31

An agreement is reached on the US budget to avoid another government shutdown, Republican and Democratic lawmakers say.
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Spy agencies 'track Google cookies'

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 14:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Snowden

The latest Snowden leak suggests US and UK cyberspies are taking advantage of Google's proprietary cookie technology to track suspects.
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Hopi masks to return to their tribe

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 14:17
related countries: France France
related places: Paris, Apache

A charity which bought 24 sacred Native American masks at a Paris auction is to return them to the Hopi and Apache tribes in the US.
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FirstGroup shuns Greyhound sell-off

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 9:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Greyhound

UK rail and bus firm FirstGroup has rejected a proposal from one of its shareholders, Sandell, to sell its US assets, including the Greyhound bus service.
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Stagecoach looks to US for expansion

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 8:31
related places: Stagecoach

Transport firm Stagecoach reports a small rise in half year profits and sees "significant potential" to expand in the US.
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First woman boss for General Motors

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 8:06

US car giant General Motors says Mary Barra, its product development chief, will become the next chief executive.
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VIDEO: Woman in the driving seat at GM

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 4:27

US car giant General Motors (GM) has named product development chief Mary Barra to the post of chief executive.
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Child 'training' book triggers backlash

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 1:55
related places: Why

Why a US book on child discipline has provoked a storm
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Supervolcano 'even more colossal'

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 1:36

The supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park in the United States is far larger than was previously thought, scientists report.
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VIDEO: Ultrasound scan using your phone

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 1:20

Medical students from the US have brought together a number of medical mobile phone applications to create a 10 minute physical examination, including and ultrasound scan and heart rate monitor.
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Movie captures Earth-Moon 'dance'

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 23:19
related places: Moon, Earth

The US space agency releases an extraordinary new movie of Earth and the Moon moving through space together.
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Several plead guilty to Paypal hack

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 22:47

Thirteen people plead guilty to disabling Paypal's servers in an attack that US authorities say was orchestrated by hacking collective Anonymous.
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Kerry defends Iran nuclear deal

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 21:56
related countries: Iran Iran

US Secretary of State John Kerry defends the six-month nuclear deal with Iran before a sceptical panel of congressmen.
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US bank wants 'Bitcoin-like' scheme

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 20:39

US bank JP Morgan Chase files for a US patent to develop a payment system using "virtual cash", similar to emerging currency Bitcoin.
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Obama-Castro handshake 'unplanned'

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 20:30
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: White House

The handshake between US President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's memorial service was unplanned, the White House says.
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US actress guilty in ricin case

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 20:24
related places: Texas

A Texas actress pleads guilty to sending ricing-laced letters in the post to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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US regulators ban risky trades

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 20:01

Five US agencies pass the landmark 'Volcker rule', which is designed to curb banks' riskier trading activities.
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Winter storm hits US east coast

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 18:46

US federal government offices in Washington DC and schools in many cities are closed as the east coast braces for a snow storm.
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Obama takes selfie at Mandela event

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 17:01
related countries: Denmark Denmark, United Kingdom United Kingdom

US President Barack Obama, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark's PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt take an impromptu "selfie" at the memorial for Nelson Mandela
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US urges China to release Liu Xiaobo

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 10:02
related countries: China China

US Secretary of State John Kerry urges China to release Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, five years after the activist was detained.
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Garth Brooks to go on world tour

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 9:39

US country singer Garth Brooks is to embark on a world tour, more than 10 years after he last hit the road.
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VIDEO: Snow and freezing temperatures in US

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 5:02

A deadly winter storm has caused several deaths in the US and is keeping much of the country blanketed in ice and snow.
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US Senate votes to ban plastic guns

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 0:47

The US Senate approves a 10-year extension of a ban on all-plastic guns but rejects tougher restrictions called for by gun-control advocates.
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US to fly AU peacekeepers into CAR

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 0:22
related countries: Burundi Burundi, Central African Republic Central African Republic

The US military is to help fly African Union peacekeeping troops from Burundi into the Central African Republic, officials say.
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US Federal Reserve turns 100

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 0:10

A short history of the world's most important central bank
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VIDEO: Inside the US Federal Reserve

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 0:10

Simon Jack looks around the US central bank, the Federal Reserve, as it turns 100 this month.
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US Treasury lost $10bn on GM bailout

Monday, December 9th 2013, 23:22

The US Treasury sells its remaining shares of General Motors, leaving it with a $10bn loss on the bailout of the car maker.
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US and UK 'spy on virtual games'

Monday, December 9th 2013, 22:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US and British spies infiltrated online fantasy games in an effort to identify terrorist threats, according to media reports.
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Newman: Korea apology 'under duress'

Monday, December 9th 2013, 22:13
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The 85-year-old US citizen held in North Korea for more than a month, Merrill Newman, says his videotaped confession was given under duress.
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Sacred Hopi artefacts sold in Paris

Monday, December 9th 2013, 16:21
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Sacred artefacts from the Hopi native American tribe go under the hammer at a Paris auction, despite US objections.
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World's largest airline created

Monday, December 9th 2013, 16:21

American Airlines and US Airways complete their long awaited merger to launch the world's biggest airline.
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US defence chief meets Pakistan PM

Monday, December 9th 2013, 12:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Monday

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel holds talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad.
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Frozen snowballs Hunger Games in US

Monday, December 9th 2013, 10:40

Disney animation Frozen topples Hunger Games: Catching Fire on the US box office chart in its second week of release.
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Joel 'overwhelmed' by Kennedy honour

Monday, December 9th 2013, 10:23
related places: Kennedy, Washington

US singer Billy Joel says it is "a little overwhelming" to be one of the five recipients of this year's Kennedy Center honours in Washington.
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Tech firms seek surveillance reform

Monday, December 9th 2013, 8:59

Eight leading technology firms including Google and Facebook call for "wide-scale changes" to US government surveillance.
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US veteran aims to be Afghan sole trader

Monday, December 9th 2013, 0:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US veteran and his flip-flop factory for Afghanistan
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VIDEO: US gripped by winter storm

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 5:32

A deadly winter storm has left a trail of ice and snow across the United States.
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US citizen home after N Korea ordeal

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 19:16
related countries: North Korea North Korea

US citizen Merrill Newman arrives in San Francisco after being released by North Korea after more than a month in detention there.
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VIDEO: US citizen released by N Korea

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 11:28
related countries: North Korea North Korea

US citizen Merrill Newman has been deported from North Korea following more than a month in detention there.
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US power 'underpins Iran diplomacy'

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 7:58
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Gulf

Diplomacy with Iran over its nuclear programme must be backed by military power, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel tells Gulf leaders.
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American becomes unlikely new star on Arabs Got Talent

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 1:30
related places: Arab

The American contestant who has taken Arab talent show by storm
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US jobless rate hits five-year low

Friday, December 6th 2013, 19:10

The US unemployment rate fell to a five-year low of 7% in November as firms created 203,000 new jobs, latest figures show.
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Hopper work sells for record $40m

Friday, December 6th 2013, 11:34

A Depression era view of New Jersey by Edward Hopper sells for $40m (£24.4m), setting an auction record for the US artist.
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Biden urges Seoul-Tokyo co-operation

Friday, December 6th 2013, 9:22
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul, Asia

US Vice-President Joe Biden urges Japan and South Korea to improve ties, amid tensions over China's air zone and North Korea.
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VIDEO: Mandela 'way ahead of the curve'

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 22:32

In the course of making a two-part BBC profile of Nelson Mandela, David Dimbleby spoke to a number of leading figures who knew Mandela well, including former US President Bill Clinton
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