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VIDEO: How can US impact Mid East economy?

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 11:13

Simon Atkinson reports on John Kerry's tour of the Middle East on his first trip as US Secretary of State, and the likely economic impact on the region of US policies.
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VIDEO: Iraqi Kurdistan's economic revival

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 11:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi Kurdistan has flourished economically in the decade since the US-led invasion, but even before that, it had been enjoying a large degree of autonomy.
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Funeral for US Civil War sailors

Friday, March 8th 2013, 23:10

The remains of two sailors who perished aboard US Civil War gunboat USS Monitor are buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full honours.
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US state to allow armed teachers

Friday, March 8th 2013, 21:26

The US state of South Dakota enacts a law allowing school districts to arm teachers, with backers saying it will prevent mass shootings in schools.
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VIDEO: Sharks force US beach closures

Friday, March 8th 2013, 19:03
related places: Florida

Beaches in Florida have been closed as a huge school of sharks swam close to the shore during their annual migration.
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US labour market shows strong rise

Friday, March 8th 2013, 15:43
related places: February

The US economy added 236,000 jobs in February, while the jobless rate eased to 7.7%, lifting hopes for a sustainable recovery.
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US court bails Pakistan bomb suspect

Friday, March 8th 2013, 10:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

US authorities grant bail to a man accused of helping suicide bombers who killed 30 people in a 2009 Pakistan attack.
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US arrests Bin Laden 'spokesman'

Friday, March 8th 2013, 9:51
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: Laden

A man described as a spokesman for Osama Bin Laden has been arrested in Jordan and will appear in a New York court on Friday, the US confirms.
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Report details Boeing battery fire

Friday, March 8th 2013, 4:29

A detailed description of a battery fire on board a Boeing 787 Dreamliner is released by a US regulator, but no cause is specified.
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US banks 'could survive a downturn'

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 22:51

US banks have enough capital to withstand a severe economic downturn, the Federal Reserve says, as 17 out of 18 banks pass its annual stress tests.
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Senate confirms Brennan as CIA head

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 21:36
related places: Brennan

The US Senate confirms President Barack Obama's nomination of John Brennan as the new CIA director after a senator's 13-hour speech delayed a vote.
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US trade deficit widens in January

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 18:32

The gap between the value of US imports and exports widened in January, while the number of initial claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, official figures show.
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Arkansas adopts strict abortion ban

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 16:53
related places: Arkansas

The state of Arkansas enacts the strictest anti-abortion law in the US, defying the governor's warning it would draw the state into litigation.
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Drone filibuster delays CIA head nod

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 7:35

A conservative US senator delays the nomination of a new CIA chief over questions about the possible use of drones against Americans.
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US 'cannibal plot' case to conclude

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 3:20

A jury is set to hear closing arguments in the case of a New York City policeman's alleged plot to kill his wife and cannibalise women.
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Obama dines with Republican senators

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 2:24
related places: Republican, White House

US President Barack Obama invites a group of Republican senators for dinner to advance stalled budget negotiations, the White House says.
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Photojournalism and the Presidency

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 0:32

Photos of the past and opinions about the American future
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Chavez and the era of anti-US bogeymen

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 0:09

Is the era of the 'anti-American' bogeyman at an end?
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VIDEO: Audubon: An American woodsman

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 23:07
related places: Audubon

Audubon’s ignoble beginnings and indelible legacy
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Holder urges Senate action on guns

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 21:29
related places: Senate

US Attorney General Eric Holder urges senators to require background checks on all gun buyers in the US and to enact other gun control measures.
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US Iraq rebuilding 'achieved little'

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 20:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US rebuilding effort in Iraq achieved little despite $60bn (£40bn) spent since the 2003 invasion and at least $8bn wasted, a US auditor says.
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US cardinals cancel press briefing

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 17:46
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

US cardinals in Rome cancel a popular daily press briefing as the conclave approaches after stories about the confidential process appear in the media.
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Mid-Atlantic US braces for snow fall

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 14:58

US government offices are closed as the East Coast braces for a blizzard that dumped heavy snow on Midwestern states in recent days.
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VIDEO: Mass snowball fight amid US snowstorm

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 12:16

A snowstorm that has dumped up to 12in (30cm) on parts the US Midwest, causing 1,100 cancelled flights
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Snowstorm hits US Midwest states

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 3:17
related places: Atlantic

A snowstorm dumps up to 12 inches (30cm) on parts of the US Midwest, cancelling 1,100 flights, before heading to mid-Atlantic states.
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VIDEO: US seeks 'toughest' N Korea sanctions

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 21:45
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

The US has tabled a UN resolution - agreed with China - for sanctions that would target North Korea's diplomats and cash transfers.
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Small knives 'allowed on US planes'

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 21:19

The US transport safety authority says it will allow some small knives aboard US flights for the first time since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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Senate panel backs Brennan for CIA

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 20:53
related places: White House

The US Senate panel approves President Obama's nomination of John Brennan to be CIA chief after reviewing White House memos on drones.
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US seeks 'tough' N Korea sanctions

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 17:58
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

The US has tabled a UN resolution - agreed with China - for sanctions that would target North Korea's diplomats and cash transfers.
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VIDEO: Sinkhole revealed as house demolished

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 16:55

Demolition crews in the US have removed a house to reveal a sinkhole which opened last week, killing a man in his sleep.
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Czech court acquits US rock star

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 13:46
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Prague

Randy Blythe, frontman of US metal band Lamb of God, is acquitted by a Czech court of causing the death of a fan at a concert in Prague in 2010.
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US fugitive jailed for £1.2m theft

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 13:39

A man who spent almost 20 years on the run in the US is jailed for five years for stealing a security van containing £1.2m in Suffolk.
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China and US 'reach N Korea deal'

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 13:12
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

The US and China reach a tentative deal on a new sanctions resolution to punish North Korea for its nuclear test, UN diplomats say.
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VIDEO: US crash parents funeral held

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 11:13
related places: Brooklyn, Sunday

Members of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn have attended the funeral of the couple killed in a car crash on Sunday.
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Bacon crime drama gets second season

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 10:59
related places: Fox

TV drama The Following, starring Kevin Bacon, has generated enough of its own following to earn a second season, US network Fox confirms.
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Bank sees profits rise despite fine

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 8:57
related countries: Iran Iran

Standard Chartered bank increases profits despite being hit by a $667m (£440m) fine in the US for breaking sanctions on Iran.
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US award for Delhi rape victim

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 5:31
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

The US announces that an Indian woman who was gang-raped and murdered in Delhi last year is to receive its International Women of Courage Award.
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US marching band charges upgraded

Monday, March 4th 2013, 23:38

Twelve former members of Florida A&M's university marching band are charged with manslaughter over the death of drum major Robert Champion.
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US veteran who captured Tojo dies

Monday, March 4th 2013, 21:51
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tojo

The US soldier who arrested Japanese Prime Minister Gen Hideki Tojo to face trial for war crimes at the end of World War II dies aged 93.
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'Hate speech' plagues US university

Monday, March 4th 2013, 19:53

A historically progressive US university suspends classes in response to a series of apparent hate speech incidents on campus.
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VIDEO: Baby with HIV 'cured' in US

Monday, March 4th 2013, 18:56

A baby girl in the US born with HIV appears to have been cured after very early treatment with standard drug therapy, doctors say.
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Obama nominates cabinet officials

Monday, March 4th 2013, 16:51
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama nominates new heads for the energy department, the Environmental Protection Agency and the White House budget office.
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US plans small-ship drone launches

Monday, March 4th 2013, 13:17

The US military is planning to use fleets of small ships as platforms for unmanned aircraft to land and take off.
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Jack the Giant Slayer tops US chart

Monday, March 4th 2013, 11:14
related places: Jack

Jack the Giant Slayer, 2013's first big-budget action movie, tops the North American film box office with takings of just $28m.
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Van Cliburn memorial held in Texas

Monday, March 4th 2013, 10:26
related places: Texas

Former US President George W Bush was one of 1,400 at a memorial service for the classical pianist Van Cliburn, who performed for every president since Harry Truman.
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Singapore seeks FBI help over death

Monday, March 4th 2013, 10:19
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Police in Singapore ask the FBI to assist with an inquiry into the death of an American engineer in the city-state.
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Woman kicker injured in NFL trial

Monday, March 4th 2013, 9:48

American football pioneer Lauren Silberman manages only two kicks before pulling out of her NFL trial because of injury.
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HIV baby 'cured' by treatment

Monday, March 4th 2013, 9:44

US doctors say they seem to have cured a baby born with HIV - the virus that causes Aids - through very early treatment with standard drug therapy.
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The Miracles co-founder Rogers dies

Monday, March 4th 2013, 9:05
related places: Rogers

Bobby Rogers, a founding member of the Motown group, The Miracles, who also collaborated on songs with Smokey Robinson, dies in the US aged 73.
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Ad derides watered-down Bud claims

Monday, March 4th 2013, 7:26
related places: Bud

Anheuser-Busch runs adverts in 10 US newspapers, seeking to defend its reputation against claims that it is watering down Budweiser and other beers.
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Narendra Modi's US speech cancelled

Monday, March 4th 2013, 4:02
related countries: India India

A planned speech at a top US business school by the controversial chief minister of India's Gujarat state, Narendra Modi, is cancelled after protests by teachers and students.
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US pledges $450m in Egypt assistance

Monday, March 4th 2013, 0:12
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

US Secretary of State John Kerry pledges a boost for Egypt's faltering economy as violence over a football riot trial rocks Port Said.
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Timberlake's Mirrors hits number one

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 22:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US singer Justin Timberlake tops the UK singles chart with Mirrors while Emeli Sande stays at number one on the album chart.
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Florida sinkhole home demolished

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 20:46
related places: Crews, Florida

Crews have partially demolished the home of a man presumed dead after he was swallowed up by a sinkhole in Florida and expect to finish the work on Monday.
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VIDEO: Rodman: N Korea 'don't want to do war'

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 19:46

Kim Jong-un wants US President Barack Obama to call him, and doesn't want war, according to former basketball star Dennis Rodman.
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Dame Kiri to star in Downton episode

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 15:37

Opera star Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is to star in an episode of ITV's hit series Downton Abbey, while veteran US star Shirley MacLaine is to return to the cast.
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Las Vegas Sands violated bribery law

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 12:10
related places: Casino

Casino operator Las Vegas Sands says that it probably violated a US law that prohibits bribing foreign officials.
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EU 'growth boost from US trade deal'

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 11:19

Europe's most senior trade official says that a free-trade agreement between the US and European Union would boost its growth by as much as 1%, leading to many more jobs.
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VIDEO: US sinkhole victim search called off

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 2:08
related places: Florida, Rescue

Rescue teams in Florida have called off their efforts to recover the body of a man swallowed by a huge sinkhole under his home.
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US sinkhole victim search called off

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 23:44
related places: Florida, Rescue

Rescue teams in Florida call off efforts to recover the body of a man swallowed by a sinkhole under his home, and say the house will be destroyed.
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Hackers breach Evernote security

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 18:34

US-based online information storage firm Evernote asks all its 50 million users worldwide to reset their passwords following a security breach by hackers.
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Egypt must rebuild economy - Kerry

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 18:20
related countries: Egypt Egypt

US Secretary of State John Kerry says it is "paramount" for Egypt's battered economy to "get back on its feet" during talks in Cairo.
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Row over Amazon 'rape' T-shirt

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 14:58
related places: Amazon

Internet retailer Amazon is continuing to list clothes from a US firm despite a row over a T-shirt with the slogan "keep calm and rape a lot".
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Man says ex-girlfriend 'stole sperm'

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 13:28
related places: Louisiana

US media reports a Louisiana man sues a clinic accusing his ex-girlfriend of stealing his sperm and using it to get pregnant.
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Russia 'concern' at US death ruling

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 12:10
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Texas

Russia's foreign ministry expresses concern after the Texas authorities rule the death of adopted three-year-old Max Shatto was an accident.
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McIlroy walks off course in US

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 11:30

Rory McIlroy walks off the course citing wisdom tooth pain after just eight holes of his second round at the Honda Classic.
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Russian-US boy's death 'accidental'

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 9:58
related countries: Russia Russia

Authorities in the US state of Texas rule the death of an adopted three-year-old Russian boy was accidental, but a Russian official questions the findings.
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Obama signs budget cuts into effect

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 6:57

US President Barack Obama signs into effect a wave of steep spending cuts after political leaders fail to reach a deal to avert them.
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VIDEO: Obama signs budget cuts into effect

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 6:52

US President Barack Obama has signed into effect a wave of steep spending cuts which he has warned could damage the US economy.
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VIDEO: Gun parts made on 3D printer

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 6:02

As the gun debate around automatic rifles continues in the United States, one company has decided to combat possible legislation by designing a gun that can be made at home.
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Canada wobbles on its EU free-trade skates

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 1:09
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada's new reason to worry about the US - trade with Europe
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No deal on steep US budget cuts

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 0:49
related places: White House

Last-ditch talks between US political leaders end without a budget deal, bringing on cuts which President Obama calls "inexcusable".
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US issues Keystone pipeline report

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 0:36
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Keystone, Texas

A US government report on controversial plans to build an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas says it raises no major environmental concerns.
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US judge orders cut in Apple award

Friday, March 1st 2013, 23:29
related places: Apple

A judge in the US has ordered $1bn in damages awarded to Apple last year against Samsung be cut by 40% and set a new trial.
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Kerry holds Syria talks in Turkey

Friday, March 1st 2013, 17:26
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

US Secretary of State John Kerry holds talks with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu on the conflict in neighbouring Syria, amid differences on how best to support the opposition.
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Turkey PM's Zionism remarks attacked

Friday, March 1st 2013, 17:17
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is condemned by the US, Israel and the UN for branding Zionism a "crime against humanity".
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US faces $85bn budget cuts deadline

Friday, March 1st 2013, 16:37
related places: Friday

US political leaders meet for a deadline-day summit at the White House as hopes fade for a deal to avoid $85bn (£56bn) in budget cuts.
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Pakistan-Iran pipeline 'to start'

Friday, March 1st 2013, 15:01
related countries: Iran Iran, Pakistan Pakistan

Work on a gas pipeline between Iran and Pakistan is to begin on 11 March, Pakistani officials say, despite US warnings of possible sanctions.
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Obama: Court must back gay marriage

Friday, March 1st 2013, 12:23
related places: California

A California ban on gay marriages, Proposition 8, should be overturned by the US Supreme Court, the Obama administration says.
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VIDEO: Rodman: Kim is 'a friend for life'

Friday, March 1st 2013, 11:17
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea has released photographs of its leader Kim Jong-un meeting retired US basketball player Dennis Rodman.
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US sailors jailed over Okinawa rape

Friday, March 1st 2013, 10:38
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

Two US sailors who pleaded guilty to the rape of a Japanese woman in Okinawa are sentenced to nine and 10 years in prison.
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N Korea's Kim meets Dennis Rodman

Friday, March 1st 2013, 10:17
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang, Kim

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets retired US basketball player Dennis Rodman at a game in Pyongyang.
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VIDEO: No deal in sight on US budget cuts

Friday, March 1st 2013, 9:43
related places: Congress, Friday

The US is braced for steep budget cuts after Republicans and Democrats in Congress adjourn for the weekend despite a Friday deadline for a deal.
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US wins Kim Dotcom evidence appeal

Friday, March 1st 2013, 7:10
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Appeal

New Zealand's Court of Appeal has said that US prosecutors do not need to disclose their evidence in their fight to extradite Megaupload's Kim Dotcom.
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VIDEO: Manning pleads guilty to some charges

Friday, March 1st 2013, 1:15

The US soldier accused of leaking large numbers of secret documents to Wikileaks has pleaded guilty to 10 of the 22 charges against him.
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US extends aid to Syrian rebels

Friday, March 1st 2013, 0:01
related countries: Italy Italy, Syria Syria
related places: Rome

Secretary of State John Kerry says the US will provide "non-lethal" support to Syrian rebels for the first time, as well as extra aid to the opposition.
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Groupon founder fired as shares dive

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 23:12

The founder and chief executive of Groupon, Andrew Mason, is ousted after another quarterly loss prompts a 24% slide in the online voucher firm's share price.
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Manning guilty plea on some charges

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 22:40

Bradley Manning, the US Army private accused in the Wikileaks case, pleads guilty to lesser charges but may still be prosecuted for aiding the enemy.
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Who will the 'sequester' hurt?

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 20:55

When will the US budget cuts kick in?
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Revision takes US economy to growth

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 14:37

The performance of the US economy in the last three months of 2012 is revised from a 0.1% contraction to 0.1% growth by the Commerce Department.
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US hackers 'attacked China websites'

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 12:04
related countries: China China

Hackers from the US have repeatedly launched attacks on Chinese military websites, including that of the Defence Ministry, officials say.
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VIDEO: Celebrated US pianist Cliburn dies

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 6:41

Van Cliburn, the renowned American classical pianist, has died aged 78.
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VIDEO: Kerry holds talks with Syrian opposition

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 6:36
related countries: Italy Italy, Syria Syria
related places: Rome

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Rome for his first meeting with key figures in the Syrian opposition.
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VIDEO: Newtown dad weeps at hearing

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 4:14

Neil Heslin, the father of a boy slain in a mass school shooting in December, has broken down in tears at a US Senate hearing on a proposed assault weapons ban.
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Hagel says US must engage with world

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 0:00
related places: Shortly

Shortly after his swearing-in as defence secretary, Chuck Hagel says the US should engage with the world rather than dictate to it.
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Argentina resists debt demands

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 0:00
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina signals to a US court that it will resist demands by a group of investors to repay them in full 11 years after its huge debt default.
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Lew confirmed as treasury secretary

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 23:39

The US Senate confirms Jack Lew, President Barack Obama's nominee for treasury secretary, in a 71-26 vote.
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Voting law before US Supreme Court

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 21:09
related places: Alabama

The US Supreme Court hears an Alabama county's challenge to a landmark 1965 voting rights law.
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Pianist Van Cliburn dies aged 78

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 19:20

Van Cliburn, the renowned American classical pianist who performed for every US president since Harry Truman, dies aged 78.
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US durable goods fall in January

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 17:26

Orders for US durable goods fell in January for the first time in five months as aircraft orders plunged, but excluding transport, orders rose steadily.
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