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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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Grammys see huge US ratings boost

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 10:01

Nearly 40 million Americans watched this year's Grammys Awards, figures show.
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Pakistan frees US man in Peshawar

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 9:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

Pakistani police release a US citizen detained at the airport in the city of Peshawar after he was discovered with bullets in his luggage.
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Al Pacino honoured at White House

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 9:20
related places: White House

US actor Al Pacino receives the National Medal of Arts at a White House ceremony that sees 16 other individuals and organisations honoured.
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Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 2:01
related places: Washington

The governor of the US state of Washington signs a gay marriage bill into law, as similar legislation clears one hurdle in New Jersey.
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A forgotten hero of World War II

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 0:31

The untold story of the first US airman killed in Europe
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VIDEO: Xi Jinping: China's next leader?

Monday, February 13th 2012, 23:14
related countries: China China

Damian Grammaticas looks at Chinese vice president Xi Jinping, who has just arrived in the US where he will meet President Obama.
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Go-ahead for Google Motorola bid

Monday, February 13th 2012, 22:51

US regulators approve Google's $12.5bn (£7.9bn) bid for phone maker Motorola Mobility, hours after it wins clearance from European authorities.
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US justice robbed at knifepoint

Monday, February 13th 2012, 22:41

US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was robbed by a machete-wielding man in the Caribbean, a court spokeswoman says.
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Obama budget plan to tax the rich

Monday, February 13th 2012, 21:27

US President Obama unveils a $3.8 trillion budget, with plans to raise taxes on the wealthy, prompting an election year fiscal fight with Republicans.
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US militia tried in sedition case

Monday, February 13th 2012, 19:01
related places: Christian, Michigan

Seven members of a Michigan militia of self-described Christian warriors go on trial accused of plotting to wage war against the US.
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US and N Korea plan nuclear talks

Monday, February 13th 2012, 18:49
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing, Pyongyang, Washington

US and North Korean officials will meet in Beijing on 23 February to discuss Pyongyang's controversial nuclear programme, Washington says.
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Missiles suspect to be extradited

Monday, February 13th 2012, 14:05
related countries: Iran Iran

A retired businessman will be extradited to the US within days over charges of conspiring to sell batteries for Iranian missiles, his lawyer says.
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Love story The Vow tops US chart

Monday, February 13th 2012, 10:54
related places: Valentine, Day

Romantic drama The Vow, starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, tops the US box office chart ahead of Valentine's Day.
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Suarez & Dalglish issue apologies

Monday, February 13th 2012, 9:55
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and manager Kenny Dalglish apologise for the handshake row against Manchester United after the direct intervention of the club's American owners.
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VIDEO: Houston death stuns music world

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 16:45

Fans and musicians have reacted with shock to the death of American singer and actress Whitney Houston.
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VIDEO: Whitney Houston filmed with Ray J

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 15:52
related places: Los Angeles

American singer and actress Whitney Houston has died in Los Angeles at the age of 48.
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Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 12:25

Singer and actress Whitney Houston, one of the most celebrated acts of all time, is found dead in Los Angeles at the age of 48.
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VIDEO: Tributes paid to Whitney Houston

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 11:43

Stars pay tribute to US singer and actress Whitney Houston.
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VIDEO: Whitney Houston dies, aged 48

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 1:45

American singer and actress Whitney Houston has died at the age of 48.
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VIDEO: US baby kidnap 'mother' pleads guilty

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 14:32

A US woman, who stole a baby from a New York City hospital in 1987 and raised the child as her own, has pleaded guilty to kidnapping.
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Meeting Rick Santorum's Italian family

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 11:58
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian family's surprise over US presidential hopeful
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Notorious kidnapper pleads guilty

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 3:01

Ann Pettway, the US woman who stole a newborn baby from a New York City hospital in 1987 and raised her as her own, admits kidnapping.
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Romney: I'm a true conservative

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 0:36

US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney tries to woo sceptical primary voters, telling a major conference he is "severely conservative".
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Obama changes contraception rule

Friday, February 10th 2012, 23:03
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama says insurers - and not religious institutions - will provide contraception to women free of charge, amid a row with religious leaders.
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Uzbek pleads guilty to Obama plot

Friday, February 10th 2012, 21:47
related countries: Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
related places: Birmingham, Alabama

A 22-year-old Uzbek man admits at a federal court in Birmingham, Alabama plotting to kill US President Barack Obama.
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VIDEO: China investigating police chief

Friday, February 10th 2012, 16:43
related countries: China China

Chinese authorities say they are investigating after one of the country's top police chiefs spent a day at a US consulate, state media reports.
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Life term for Frankfurt shooting

Friday, February 10th 2012, 14:58

A Kosovo man who admitted shooting dead two US airmen at Frankfurt airport a year ago is sentenced to life in prison by a German court.
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Imports increase US trade deficit

Friday, February 10th 2012, 14:40

Record imports contributed to a 3.7% increase in the US trade deficit in December, official figures show.
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Chris Brown to stay on probation

Friday, February 10th 2012, 9:04

The American R&B star is told by a judge that he is doing well but must remain on probation for attacking Rihanna in 2009.
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China media: Xi and Harper

Friday, February 10th 2012, 5:51
related countries: China China
related places: Harper

Morning newspaper round-up: preview coverage on Xi Jinping's US trip is gearing up, as Stephen Harper enjoys some Chinese cuisine.
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US eases rules on women in combat

Friday, February 10th 2012, 4:09

The US military announces plans to relax curbs on women serving in combat roles, but an advocacy group says the policy does not go far enough.
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Tribe sues beer makers for $500m

Friday, February 10th 2012, 3:07

South Dakota's Oglala Sioux tribe has sued major beer makers for $500m for fuelling chronic alcohol abuse in one of the poorest communities in the US.
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'Lifeline' US-Somalia remittances on hold

Friday, February 10th 2012, 2:02

Somalis suffer as US cuts remittances amid terror fears
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VIDEO: Teenagers caught out by sniffer dog

Friday, February 10th 2012, 1:11

A US company is helping parents find out if their children are taking drugs by bringing a sniffer dog into their homes
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Marines unit in 'SS logo' photo

Friday, February 10th 2012, 0:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A US Marine sniper unit in Afghanistan posed in September 2010 in front of a flag resembling the Nazi-era SS logo, the Marine Corps confirms.
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US banks in home seizure payouts

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 21:50

Five of the biggest US banks agree to provide $25bn in assistance to homeowners to settle claims over improper foreclosure practices.
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US approves two nuclear reactors

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 18:22

US nuclear authorities approve the first nuclear reactors to be built in the country in decades, over the objection of commission's chairman.
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US House backs insider trade ban

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 17:38
related places: Congress

The US House of Representatives passes legislation barring insider trading by members of Congress by an overwhelming 417 to 2 vote.
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China investigating police chief

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 17:35
related countries: China China

Chinese authorities are investigating after a top police chief spent a day at the US consulate, state media says, amid rumours he sought asylum.
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Lost $9m jewels found in drawer

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 17:10
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Hague

Jewellery worth $9m (£5.9m), thought stolen from the wife of the US ambassador to the Netherlands in 2006, is found in the Hague.
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Obesity ads 'risk child stigma'

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 15:52

A US advertising campaign showing stark images of overweight teenagers is criticised by a senior US public health official.
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Key militant 'killed in Pakistan'

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 10:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

One of the most senior al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan, Badar Mansoor, is killed in a US drone strike, local officials say.
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China policeman mystery deepens

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 5:33
related countries: China China

The mystery over a top Chinese police chief deepens as the US confirms he visited its consulate - but China says it was "resolved smoothly".
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US contraceptive rule 'must go'

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 2:15
related places: Congress

The top Republican in Congress calls for a law against a contraceptive rule if President Obama does not back down in the face of Catholic leaders' anger.
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Singapore warns US on China talk

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 2:11
related countries: China China, Singapore Singapore

Singapore's foreign minister, visiting Washington DC, warns the US that anti-China election rhetoric could spark reaction.
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Prince qualifies as Apache pilot

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 1:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Apache

The MoD says Prince Harry has qualified as an Army Air Corps Apache helicopter pilot, paving the way for a possible return to Afghanistan.
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Philippines seeks US muscle on South China Sea

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 1:19

Filipinos defend islands amid South China Sea tensions
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Washington approves gay marriage

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 0:12
related places: Washington

Lawmakers in the US state of Washington pass a bill legalising gay marriage, making Washington the seventh US state to back the measure.
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Cisco sees profits rise over 43%

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 22:32
related places: Cisco

US technology giant Cisco says rising quarterly sales show that its cost-cutting plans are bearing fruit.
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US-Japan marine deal resurrected

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 20:31
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa, Marines

The US and Japan resurrect a deal to move thousands of US Marines from Okinawa, but the future of a major base on the island remains unclear.
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VIDEO: Michelle Obama's sack race triumph

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 18:43

Michelle Obama has been showing off her fitness prowess in a series of chat show appearances in the US.
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Three Gatsby stage plays planned

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 16:15

Three different stage versions of the American classic novel The Great Gatsby are set to take place later this year, it is announced.
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Egypt PM dismisses US aid threat

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 14:46
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's prime minister says it will not be persuaded by the potential loss of US aid to end a probe into foreign-funded non-governmental organisations.
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Santorum's hat-trick stuns Romney

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 13:43
related places: Republican

US conservative Rick Santorum wins races for the Republican presidential nomination in three states, upsetting front-runner Mitt Romney.
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US to cut Baghdad embassy staff

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 13:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The United States is looking to cut the size of its embassy in Iraq - the largest and most expensive US diplomatic mission, officials say.
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Egypt 'risks rupture in US ties'

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 10:42
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Three leading US senators warn Egypt the risk of a "disastrous" break in ties has rarely been greater, as it plans to try 43 pro-democracy activists.
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VIDEO: Santorum wins primary hat-trick

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 10:41
related places: Colorado, Minnesota

US presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has won the contests for the Republican Party nomination in Minnesota, Missouri, and Colorado.
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India and Iran reach oil pay deal

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 6:11
related countries: India India, Iran Iran

India reaches an agreement with Iran to process payments for its crude oil imports, as US-led sanctions against Iran are tightened.
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VIDEO: US court backs gay marriage

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 5:49
related places: California

A US court has ruled that a ban on same-sex marriages in California is unconstitutional.
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US drone 'kills 10' in Pakistan

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 5:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A missile attack by an unmanned US drone aircraft in north-west Pakistan kills 10 suspected militants, Pakistani security officials say.
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VIDEO: Preserving New York's 'Little Syria'

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 22:16
related places: Arab

New Yorkers work to save all that remains from an early centre of Arab-American life.
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Yahoo board in another shake-up

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 22:11

Yahoo's chairman and three other board members step down as the tumult at the US web portal continues.
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California court backs gay unions

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 19:57
related places: California

A California court rules that a bar on same-sex unions is unconstitutional, in the latest stage of a long-running battle over the issue in the US state.
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Catholic anger over US pill rule

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 19:51
related places: White House

US Catholic leaders strongly criticise the White House over a healthcare rule that would make Catholic institutions cover birth control for employees.
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Obama to give back campaign funds

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 17:27
related countries: Mexico Mexico

US President Barack Obama's election campaign is to return some $200,000 of funding linked to the family of a Mexican fugitive.
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US to deport Liberia ex-warlord

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 12:45
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Former Liberian rebel leader George Boley should be deported from the US over his role in the civil war of the 1990s, a judge rules.
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Suu Kyi campaigns for Burma polls

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 7:23
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi campaigns as an official election candidate, as the US eases one of its sanctions.
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US tightens Iran bank sanctions

Monday, February 6th 2012, 22:33
related countries: Iran Iran

US President Barack Obama places new sanctions on Iran, blocking government assets held in the US, including the Iranian Central Bank.
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Obama: 'I deserve a second term'

Monday, February 6th 2012, 21:28
related places: White House

President Barack Obama tells a US network that he deserves a second term in the White House, as a poll puts his approval rating above 50%.
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Mars co-operation near collapse

Monday, February 6th 2012, 14:56
related places: America

US space agency officials let their European counterparts know that it is now highly unlikely that America will participate in joint missions to the Red Planet in 2016 and 2018.
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US and Israel 'in unison' on Iran

Monday, February 6th 2012, 14:33
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

The US is working closely with Israel to use diplomacy to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power, President Barack Obama says.
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Radcliffe beaten at US box office

Monday, February 6th 2012, 13:54
related places: Black

Chronicle, a film about teenagers with super powers, beats Daniel Radcliffe thriller The Woman in Black to top the North American film chart.
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Support pledged for Yuvraj Singh

Monday, February 6th 2012, 12:42
related countries: India India

Messages of support pour in for India cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who is undergoing treatment for cancer in the United States.
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JFK mistress reveals new details

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 22:38

Mimi Alford, a former mistress of President John F Kennedy, reveals new details of their relationship in a book, according to US media reports.
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US anger at Syria veto 'travesty'

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 20:35
related countries: China China, Russia Russia, Syria Syria

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton deplores as a 'travesty' Russia and China's veto of a UN resolution condemning Syria's violent crackdown on protesters.
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Lana Del Rey conquers album chart

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 19:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey goes straight in at number one in the UK album chart with her debut release Born To Die.
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Mitt Romney wins Nevada caucuses

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 12:35
related places: Republican, Nevada

Front-runner Mitt Romney declares victory in the Republican caucuses in Nevada, as he seeks to win his party's presidential nomination.
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Yuvraj diagnosed with lung cancer

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 9:49
related countries: India India

India batsman Yuvraj Singh is undergoing treatment for cancer in the United States his physiotherapist confirms.
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Acting veteran Ben Gazzara dies

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 20:27
related places: New York, Broadway

US film and Broadway actor Ben Gazzara has died in New York at the age of 81.
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Wikileaks suspect to face trial

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 1:49

US soldier Bradley Manning, charged with leaking thousands of classified documents to Wikileaks, will face a court martial, says the US Army.
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Lance Armstrong team probe closed

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 0:04

US prosecutors close an investigation into allegations of criminal conduct over doping claims in a cycle team partly owned by Lance Armstrong.
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FBI probes Anonymous phone hack

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 23:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The FBI investigates how activists linked to Anonymous obtained a recording of a phone call between US and UK police on their operations against hacking.
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Anger over NY police Muslim memo

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 23:12
related places: New York

Civic groups from around the US are urging New York's attorney general to investigate the New York Police Department surveillance operations.
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US job numbers show strong growth

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 21:45

The US economy created 243,000 jobs in January, while the unemployment rate fell to 8.3%, official figures show.
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Cancer charity in funding U-turn

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 21:09

A major US breast cancer charity reverses a decision to cut funding to reproductive health group Planned Parenthood, after a furious outcry.
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Obama urges 'keep recovery going'

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 20:48
related places: Congress

Barack Obama challenges Congress to keep the recovery going as new data shows unemployment down to its lowest rate in three years.
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US girl home after huge tumour op

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 19:55

Nine-year-old Alannah Shevenell returns home more than three months after undergoing a transplant of six organs to remove a potentially deadly tumour.
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Sinai gunmen release US tourists

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 18:02
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Sinai

Two US women tourists and their Egyptian guide who were kidnapped in the south of Egypt's Sinai peninsula have been released, security sources say.
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Can the US Army embrace atheists?

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 14:48

Can the US Army bring itself to accept atheists?
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Artist set for Facebook windfall

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 14:13

A US graffiti artist who painted Facebook's offices is set to become a millionaire when the social network begins trading as a public company.
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Megaupload bail appeal rejected

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 11:48
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Kim Dotcom's bail appeal is rejected by a New Zealand Court, as US campaigners hint at legal action to prevent files being deleted.
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Donald Trump endorses Mitt Romney

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 2:49
related places: Republican, Romney, Las Vegas

Billionaire US businessman Donald Trump announces in Las Vegas that he is endorsing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
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Senate backs insider trading ban

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 2:04
related places: Congress

The US Senate approves a bill aimed at banning members of Congress from profiting from stock trades made with specialised insider knowledge.
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VIDEO: German eats 64-year-old US lard

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 0:49
related countries: Germany Germany

A German pensioner who received a tin of American lard 64 years ago in an aid package has only just tasted it, after discovering that it is still edible.
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VIDEO: Donald Trump endorses Mitt Romney

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 21:53

American business magnate Donald Trump has endorsed the US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney
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