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Social media for prehistoric firms

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 23:04

The US hotel gaining social media friends through dinosaurs
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Kerry warns Iran time is limited

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 21:47
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

US Secretary of State John Kerry discusses Iran and ties with Israel on a visit to Turkey, before talks in the West Bank on Middle East peace.
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VIDEO: Japanese fish hitches ride to US

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 7:56
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Oregon

A boat thought to have been swept out to sea during the 2011 Japanese tsunami has washed up on a beach in Oregon - with an unexpected passenger.
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Beyonce visit to Cuba queried in US

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 6:59
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Jay

A visit to Cuba by US pop singer Beyonce and her rap star husband Jay-Z is coming under scrutiny in connection with the US economic embargo.
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US test delayed over Korea tension

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 5:32
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US Pentagon has delayed an intercontinental ballistic missile test to avoid needlessly provoking North Korea, defence officials say.
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US media react to Obama 'sexism'

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 9:50

US media react as Obama apologises for 'sexist' remark
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US plays down North Korea threat

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 2:32
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: White House

US officials play down the threat from North Korea, with the White House saying the US "would not be surprised" by a missile launch.
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African 'drug boss' held in US

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 1:40
related countries: Guinea Guinea, Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau

A former chief of the navy in Guinea-Bissau appears in a US court on charges linked to alleged cocaine trafficking, officials say.
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Obama 'sorry' for appearance remark

Friday, April 5th 2013, 23:31

US President Barack Obama apologises to California Attorney General Kamala Harris for commenting on her appearance at a fundraiser.
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Italy pardons US colonel in CIA case

Friday, April 5th 2013, 23:06
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Italy Italy

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano pardons a US Air Force colonel convicted in absentia over the rendition of an Egyptian imam in 2003.
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Aid groups fear impact of US austerity budget

Friday, April 5th 2013, 19:36
related places: Aid

Aid groups fear impact of US 'sequester' austerity budget
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US college's athletic director quits

Friday, April 5th 2013, 18:15

The sports director at Rutgers University in New Jersey quits amid widespread criticism of his failure to sack an abusive basketball coach.
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One held over US jail chief's death

Friday, April 5th 2013, 17:35
related places: Colorado

Colorado police say they have detained a white supremacist gang member for questioning about the death of the US state's prisons chief.
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US retailer's plus-sized dress gaffe

Friday, April 5th 2013, 17:01

US retailer Target apologises after its labelling of a plus-sized dress after a rotund marine mammal triggered online uproar.
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UN rights chief in Guantanamo plea

Friday, April 5th 2013, 16:54

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay urges the US to close Guantanamo Bay, saying the indefinite detention of inmates there without charge is unlawful.
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Morning after pill age limit lifted

Friday, April 5th 2013, 16:14

A US federal judge orders the government to make emergency contraceptive pills available over the counter to girls of all ages within 30 days.
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Obama 'offering to cut US pensions'

Friday, April 5th 2013, 14:25
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama is prepared to offer cuts to Americans' pensions to strike a deficit deal with Republicans, a White House official says.
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US economy adds 88,000 jobs in March

Friday, April 5th 2013, 13:56
related places: March

The US economy added just 88,000 jobs in March, the lowest rise for nine months, official data shows.
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US to return Okinawa land to Japan

Friday, April 5th 2013, 12:55
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

The US agrees to return land near an air base on Okinawa to Japan in a move which will see some American troops redeployed to Guam and Hawaii.
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Guinea-Bissau 'drugs kingpin' held

Friday, April 5th 2013, 11:32
related countries: Guinea Guinea, Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau
related places: Bissau

The former chief of the navy in Guinea-Bissau, a suspected drugs lord, has been arrested and is being transferred to the US, local media report.
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Tributes paid to US critic Ebert

Friday, April 5th 2013, 9:40

Hollywood actors and directors pay tribute to US film critic Roger Ebert, who has died aged 70 after a long battle with cancer.
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A US view of Britain's class system

Friday, April 5th 2013, 0:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: America

How Britain's class system is getting more like America's
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VIDEO: How a US liberal learned to love guns

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 23:06
related places: Democrat

Dan Baum, author of Gun Guys: A Road Trip, tells the BBC why as a liberal Democrat who loves guns, he is considered a "very weird hybrid".
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Bonus for fired US basketball coach

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 21:53

The former US college basketball coach fired for abusing players and screaming homophobic slurs receives a $100,000 (£65,802) bonus on the way out.
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Film critic Roger Ebert dies at 70

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 21:20

Renowned American film critic Roger Ebert - famed for his thumbs-up or down reviews - dies at 70 after a long battle with cancer.
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N Korea 'moves mid-range missile'

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 19:35
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: North

South Korea's foreign minister says the North has moved a mid-range missile to its east coast, but says it is not aimed at the US mainland.
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Connecticut signs landmark gun law

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 19:17
related places: America

The governor of the US state where 20 young children were shot dead at school in December signs into law some of America's strictest gun control measures.
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US Craigslist killer to be executed

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 16:28

An Ohio man convicted of luring men to their deaths with fake job ads on the Craigslist website will face the death penalty, a judge rules.
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Two wanted over US prison boss death

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 16:10
related places: Colorado

US authorities say they want to question two men linked to a white supremacist gang, in connection with the death of a Colorado prisons chief.
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Armstrong withdraws from swim meet

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 15:09

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong withdraws from the US Masters swimming championships after an objection from Fina.
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VIDEO: How serious is N Korea military threat?

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 14:33
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

Pyongyang earlier renewed threats of a nuclear strike against the US, though its missiles are not believed to be capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
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How did neo-Nazi prison gangs become so powerful?

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 14:12

How did US neo-Nazi prison gangs become so powerful?
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US reassigns reef crash sailors

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 11:03
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Four navy officers of a US minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef in the Philippines have been relieved of their duties, officials say.
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US boosts defences amid Korea threat

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 10:11
related countries: Guam Guam, North Korea North Korea
related places: Pacific

The US is to deploy a missile defence system to its Pacific island of Guam, as North Korea again threatens nuclear strikes.
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Critic Ebert to limit film reviews

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 9:25

Renowned US film critic Roger Ebert announces he is to take a "leave of presence" and write fewer reviews, after revealing he is facing a fresh battle with cancer.
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US agents bust Canada 'drug runners'

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 1:47
related countries: Canada Canada

Four people are in custody in the US and Canada after a suspected drug smuggler fired on US border agents and fled, sparking a day-long manhunt.
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Kerry to return to the Middle East

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 19:35
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Jerusalem

US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Jerusalem and the West Bank next week, but US officials say he will not present a peace plan.
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Fallon succeeds Leno at Tonight Show

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 19:18
related places: Leno

Late-night television show host Jay Leno will be replaced by presenter Jimmy Fallon on NBC's The Tonight Show, the US network says.
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Colombian team off US blacklist

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 18:09
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: America, Cali

The US Treasury lifts its sanctions on Colombian football team America de Cali, saying it has cut its links to drugs cartels.
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Body's 'anti-HIV manual' recorded

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 17:00

The body's own "training manual" for successfully attacking HIV has been cracked by US scientists and it is hoped it can be used to design vaccines.
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Hyundai and Kia in US car recalls

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 16:45

Hyundai Motor and its Kia Motors affiliate are recalling more than 1.8 million cars and sports utility vehicles in the US.
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Abusive US basketball coach fired

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 15:56

A US university bows to pressure to sack its head basketball coach over video of him physically abusing players and using homophobic slurs.
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Shamed ex-governor wins nomination

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 13:59

A shamed former South Carolina governor will face the sister of a TV political satirist in a special election for a vacant seat in the US Congress.
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US 'serial arsonists' due in court

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 13:52
related places: Virginia

A former volunteer fireman and his girlfriend are suspected of setting nearly 77 arsons on the coast of the state of Virginia, police say.
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Verizon denies Vodafone bid interest

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 9:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US telecoms group Verizon Communications denies reports that it wants to buy or merge with UK mobile operator Vodafone.
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SEC allows firms to use social media

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 7:57

US-listed firms can use Twitter, Facebook and other social media services to make key announcements, the country's financial regulator rules.
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Arkansas to probe Exxon Mobile spill

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 2:27
related places: Arkansas

The US state of Arkansas launches an investigation into an Exxon Mobil pipeline that ruptured, spilling oil into a housing community last week.
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US 'will defend self and S Korea'

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 1:06
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

The US will defend itself and its "treaty ally" South Korea in the face of North Korean threats, Secretary of State John Kerry says.
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US 'meddling' over satirist blasted

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 21:47
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Freedom

Egypt's ruling Freedom and Justice Party criticises US "interference" over the case of the popular Egyptian TV satirist Bassem Youssef.
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VIDEO: Obama proposes brain mapping project

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 21:39

US President Barack Obama has unveiled a new initiative to map the human brain.
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Gun group urges more guns in schools

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 20:56

US schools should train and arm staff members and appoint an armed guard to respond to shootings, a powerful US gun-rights group says in a new report.
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US priest dealt methamphetamine

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 17:44

A Catholic priest dubbed Monsignor Meth admits selling drugs in the US state of Connecticut, and buying a sex shop to launder the money.
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US educators 'cheated for bonuses'

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 17:03
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Thirty

Thirty-five former school officials indicted in a major test cheating scandal have until Tuesday to surrender in the US state of Georgia.
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Obama proposes brain mapping project

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 15:37

US President Barack Obama unveils an initiative to map the human brain which could provide insights into diseases such as Alzheimer's.
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US factory orders in sharp rise

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 15:20
related places: New, February

New orders at US factories rose in February from January mainly due to a jump in demand for commercial aircraft.
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Tight gun laws ahead for Connecticut

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 14:30

Lawmakers in the US state of Connecticut agree to a sweeping set of gun laws, including a ban on new high-capacity ammunition magazines.
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Jackson jury selection starts in LA

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 13:56

Jury selection begins in the US in a case where Michael Jackson's mother is hoping to sue the late singer's promoters for neglect.
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Court rules against digital reseller

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 11:51

A site which allowed users to sell on their unwanted digital music was in breach of copyright, a US judge rules.
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'No extra' N Korea military activity

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 5:54
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

The US says it sees no signs of increased military activity in North Korea, as it positions a warship close to South Korea's coast.
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California city enters bankruptcy

Monday, April 1st 2013, 22:52
related places: Stockton, California City

A judge approves the California city of Stockton's bankruptcy filing, making it the most populous US city ever to enter bankruptcy protection.
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VIDEO: Kid President in White House prank

Monday, April 1st 2013, 22:28
related places: White House

A "special message" from the US President turned out to be a spoof with nine-year old YouTube sensation known as Kid President.
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Execution call for 'cinema killer'

Monday, April 1st 2013, 19:55
related places: Colorado

Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty for the man accused of killing 12 people last July at a cinema in the US state of Colorado.
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Caroline Kennedy 'next Japan envoy'

Monday, April 1st 2013, 18:01
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: America

President Barack Obama has asked the daughter of former President John F Kennedy to be America's ambassador to Japan, US media report.
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Deadly pile-up in southern Virginia

Monday, April 1st 2013, 15:05
related places: Virginia

At least three people are killed and 15 injured in a pileup involving almost 100 vehicles in the US state of Virginia, police say.
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Monday, April 1st 2013, 14:58
related places: Texas

A district attorney in Texas is shot dead, becoming the third senior justice official to be killed in the US in a matter of weeks.
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S Korea pledge over North threats

Monday, April 1st 2013, 12:51
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Sunday, North

South Korea promises a "strong response" to any North Korean aggression, amid high tensions after Pyongyang warned of entering a "state of war".
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G.I. Joe tops Easter box office

Monday, April 1st 2013, 12:48
related places: Easter, Joe

Action film G.I. Joe: Retaliation fights off competitors over the weekend to top the US box office.
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Beatles album sells for $290,000

Monday, April 1st 2013, 11:43

A signed copy of The Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is bought at auction in the US for $290,500 (£191,000).
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'Petaflop' supercomputer shuts down

Monday, April 1st 2013, 9:50
related places: New Mexico

The first supercomputer to carry out 1,000 trillion calculations per second is switched off for good in the US state of New Mexico.
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American Points wins Houston Open

Monday, April 1st 2013, 7:13

DA Points wins the Houston Open by a single stroke, with Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy down the leaderboard.
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Monday, April 1st 2013, 2:08
related places: Texas

A district attorney has been shot dead in Texas, the third justice official to be killed in the US in recent weeks.
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Okoye hopeful of making NFL move

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 16:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's top discus thrower Lawrence Okoye is set to embark on a career in American football's NFL for the new season.
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Fuller settles US X Factor case

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 15:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Fox

British music mogul Simon Fuller settles his long-running copyright battle with TV network Fox over the US version of The X Factor.
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Tributes for producer Phil Ramone

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 12:08

Music stars including Tony Bennett and Gloria Estefan pay tribute to US producer and compact disc pioneer Phil Ramone, who has died at the age of 79.
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Apple denied iPad Mini US trademark

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 11:34
related places: Apple

Apple is denied a trademark for the popular iPad Mini by the US Patent and Trademark Office on the grounds it is "merely descriptive".
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Music producer Phil Ramone dies

Saturday, March 30th 2013, 22:16

US music producer and compact disc pioneer Phil Ramone dies aged 79, after a career spanning seven decades which brought him 14 Grammy awards.
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VIDEO: President Obama's Easter address

Saturday, March 30th 2013, 13:07
related places: Easter

US President Barack Obama has used his weekly address to the American public to wish those who celebrate Easter "a blessed and joyful" time.
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N Korea in 'state of war' with South

Saturday, March 30th 2013, 12:58
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

North Korea says it is entering a "state of war" with South Korea, in the latest escalation of rhetoric against its neighbour and the US.
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US 'pregnant man' refused a divorce

Friday, March 29th 2013, 20:33
related places: Arizona

An Arizona judge refuses to grant a divorce for a transgender man who gave birth to three children.
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Obama promotes infrastructure plan

Friday, March 29th 2013, 19:37

US President Barack Obama appeals for increased private investment in infrastructure, saying it will create jobs and boost the US economy.
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Russia warns of North Korea 'spiral'

Friday, March 29th 2013, 17:34
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Russia Russia
related places: Pyongyang

Russia warns the North Korea issue may get out of control, as Pyongyang vows to "settle scores" with the US and puts missile units on stand-by.
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US lawmaker 'sorry' for racial slur

Friday, March 29th 2013, 17:18

A Republican Alaska congressman apologises for using an anti-Hispanic slur in an interview with a local radio station.
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'HIV risk' for US dentist's patients

Friday, March 29th 2013, 16:26
related places: Health, Oklahoma

Health officials in the US state of Oklahoma warn 7,000 patients their dentist may have exposed them to HIV and hepatitis, urging them to get tested.
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N Korea 'readies rocket force'

Friday, March 29th 2013, 10:08
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea says it has put missile units on stand-by to attack US targets in response to US stealth bomber flights over the Korean peninsula.
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VIDEO: N Korea 'readies rocket force'

Friday, March 29th 2013, 7:23
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea says it has put missile units on stand-by to attack US targets in response to US stealth bomber flights over the Korean peninsula.
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VIDEO: The Bible hooks US TV audiences

Friday, March 29th 2013, 6:46
related places: Sunday

Millions of Americans are expected to tune in to The History Channel on Sunday for the culmination of one of the year's surprise cable TV hits: a five part dramatisation of The Bible.
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NI must 'consolidate' peace - Kerry

Friday, March 29th 2013, 3:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry urges Northern Ireland to "consolidate the gains" of peace, ahead of the 15th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
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US ex-soldier 'fought in Syria'

Friday, March 29th 2013, 2:22
related countries: Syria Syria

An American ex-soldier is charged with using a weapon outside the US as he fought against Syrian government forces, prosecutors say.
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Scientists create robo-ant colony

Friday, March 29th 2013, 1:09

Scientists in the US create robotic ants - tiny machines, which they say behave just like a real ant colony.
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Nato supreme commander nominated

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 20:52

President Barack Obama announces he will nominate US Air Force General Philip Breedlove as Nato's Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
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US growth is faster than expected

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 14:42
related places: Commerce

The US economy grew at a faster than expected 0.4% in the fourth quarter, the Department of Commerce says, but the overall picture remains sluggish.
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VIDEO: US justices debate anti-gay law

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 2:31

A US law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman only has been sharply criticised by a number of Supreme Court justices at a landmark hearing.
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US justices criticise anti-gay law

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 1:08

A US law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman only is sharply criticised by Supreme Court justices during a landmark hearing.
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US Army hollowed out after war

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 0:29

The war-weary US military battles a brain drain
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VIDEO: Snapshots of the American Civil War

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 0:25

Photos portray horror and suffering of the American Civil War
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The Afghan 'green-on-blue' attacker seen as a hero

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 0:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Why

Why angry young Afghan murdered US troops
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Price set for Thompson rematch

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 23:11
related places: Liverpool, Thompson, February

Great Britain's David Price will fight American Tony Thompson in Liverpool on 6 July following his loss in their February meeting.
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US cinema killer 'may plead guilty'

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 22:10
related places: Aurora, Colorado, Lawyers

Lawyers for the man accused of killing 12 cinema-goers last July in Aurora, Colorado, say he is prepared to plead guilty to avoid the death penalty.
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US airlines merger gets approval

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 21:11

The merger of American Airlines and US Airways is approved by a US bankruptcy judge, moving the two firms closer to forming the world's largest carrier.
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Condom row at US Catholic university

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 16:46
related places: Boston

A Catholic university in the US city of Boston warns that students distributing condoms on campus may face disciplinary action.
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