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VIDEO: US bakes in record heatwave

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 7:33

Parts of the US are baking in record heat as nearly half a million people remain without power a week after severe storms.
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US sizzles in record heat wave

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 2:22

Parts of the US are baking in record heat as nearly half a million households continue to swelter amid power cuts caused by storms a week ago.
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First US high-speed rail approved

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 1:31
related places: California

California lawmakers approve financing for a bullet train that would eventually become part of the first dedicated high-speed line in the US.
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HTC smartphone profits fall 58%

Friday, July 6th 2012, 22:53
related places: June

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has reported a 58% fall in net profit 7.4bn Taiwanese dollars (US$248m) in the three months ending in June.
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Woman dies after serving Obama

Friday, July 6th 2012, 22:06

Ohio restaurant owner Josephine Harris dies hours after serving breakfast to US President Barack Obama.
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Pakistan drone attack kills 12

Friday, July 6th 2012, 22:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A US drone kills at least 12 suspected militants in Pakistan's north-west, officials say, while a gun attack leaves 18 dead in the south-east.
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Zimmerman released on second bail

Friday, July 6th 2012, 21:27
related places: Florida

George Zimmerman, the US man charged with second-degree murder over the Florida shooting of Trayvon Martin, is released on a second bail of $1m.
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VIDEO: US jobless rate remains at 8.2%

Friday, July 6th 2012, 21:04
related places: June

US shares have fallen after official data showed firms had created only 80,000 new jobs in June, leaving the jobless rate unchanged at 8.2%.
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US jobs data triggers share slip

Friday, July 6th 2012, 17:49
related places: June

US shares fall after official employment figures show firms created only 80,000 new jobs in June, leaving the unemployment rate unchanged at 8.2%.
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Smart headlight 'turns rain off'

Friday, July 6th 2012, 11:29

US scientists are working on a smart headlight that can improve visibility by switching off beams that shine on rain.
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US blacklists Eritrea spy chief

Friday, July 6th 2012, 9:57
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea, Somalia Somalia

The US sanctions six individuals, including Eritrea's intelligence chief and a senior Eritrean military officer, for allegedly aiding Somali Islamist militants.
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UK artists prop up US album sales

Friday, July 6th 2012, 9:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Adele

Adele and One Direction help stem the decline in US album sales, which dropped just 0.6% in the first six months of 2012.
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Ten children die on US holiday

Friday, July 6th 2012, 2:50
related places: New York, Iowa

Ten US children die in four separate incidents across the US during Fourth of July celebrations.
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Republicans reap $100m bonanza

Friday, July 6th 2012, 2:08
related places: June

Mitt Romney and the Republicans raise a whopping $100m in June, as Barack Obama launches his first bus tour of the campaign.
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VIDEO: San Diego's 30-second fireworks

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 17:04
related places: San Diego

A technical error means a 20 minute fireworks display for US Independence Day in San Diego lasted an explosive 30 seconds
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US in China car import tariff row

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 15:13
related countries: China China

The United States has complained to the World Trade Organisation about the level of China's import duties on large-engined US-made cars.
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Nato trucks cross Pakistan border

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 13:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Nato supply trucks cross into Afghanistan for the first time in seven months after the US and Pakistan resolve a damaging row.
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Uncle producer Felton dies at 99

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 11:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Felton

Norman Felton, the British-born producer of US TV shows The Man From Uncle and Dr Kildare, dies at 99.
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VIDEO: US celebrates July 4 amid heatwave

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 22:52

As the United States celebrates July 4, Americans are struggling to keep cool with extremely hot temperatures gripping parts of the country.
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US lifeguard fired for saving man

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 22:06
related places: Florida

A lifeguard who left his section of a Florida beach to help rescue a man from drowning is given the sack for breaking company rules.
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Storm aftermath hits US holiday

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 21:31

Nearly one million Americans mark 4 July without power as utility firms scramble to restore service five days after severe storms in the east.
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Singer opens up about sexuality

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 13:52

The US singer admits his first love was a man on microblogging site Tumblr, saying he wants to "address rumours" about his sexuality.
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Apple enforces Galaxy Nexus ban

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 12:34

The iPhone maker pays a $95.6m (£61.1m) bond bringing into effect a US sales ban of one of Samsung's leading smartphones.
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Mandela daughter named ambassador

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 10:52
related countries: Argentina Argentina, South Africa South Africa

Zenani Mandela-Dlamini, the daughter of South African anti-apartheid fighter Nelson Mandela, is appointed ambassador to Argentina, the South American nation has said.
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Mauling SA chimps escape death

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 9:23
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Two chimpanzees which attacked a US student in South Africa will not be put down because they were defending their territory, an investigator says.
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VIDEO: 'La Bamba' band on US success

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 8:49
related places: America

Luiz Pérez one of the founders of the latin group Los Lobos on how they broke through in America.
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Toyota and Honda US sales surge

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 4:34
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Honda, Toyota, June

Sales of Japanese carmakers Toyota and Honda surge in the US in June as they continue to recover from last year's quake and tsunami.
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VIDEO: Home-use HIV test wins US approval

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 3:50

A home HIV test is expected to go on sale in the US within months, after winning regulator approval.
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Pakistan allows convoys to resume

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 3:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Pakistan agrees to reopen supply routes to Nato-led forces in Afghanistan, after the US apologises for killing 24 of its soldiers in an air strike.
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US power cuts persist for 1.26m

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 2:36

Some 1.26m storm-struck households in the eastern US are without electricity for a fourth day amid high temperatures and 24 heat-related deaths.
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Toshiba gets price fixing fine

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 2:17
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese electronics maker Toshiba gets $87m (£55m) fine for conspiring to fix prices of liquid crystal display panels in the US.
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Should the US scrap the penny?

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 1:00

Is it time the US ditched the penny?
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'Insanity' clears JetBlue pilot

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 23:59

A JetBlue pilot who screamed about a bomb during a flight and had to be restrained by passengers is found not guilty for reasons of insanity.
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US backs first home-use HIV test

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 23:07

An over-the-counter HIV test that can be used at home is expected to be sold in the US within months, after winning approval from regulators.
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VIDEO: Pakistan to reopen Nato routes

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 23:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Pakistan has said it will reopen supply lines to Nato forces in Afghanistan after it received an apology from the United States for an American airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.
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Man Utd seeks $100m US listing

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 22:12

One of the world's biggest football clubs, Manchester United, formally applies to start selling shares on the New York Stock Exchange.
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No charges for crash politician

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 21:11
related places: June

Former US Secretary of Commerce John Bryson will not face any charges relating to three car crashes in June, prosecutors say.
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Pakistan to reopen Nato routes

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 19:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato, Washington

Pakistan is expected to reopen supply routes to Nato-led forces in Afghanistan, as Washington apologises for killing 24 of its soldiers in November.
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US TV actor Andy Griffith dies

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 18:59

Andy Griffith, who portrayed a small-town sheriff on US 1960s sitcom The Andy Griffith Show, dies, aged 86.
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Colombia general turns himself in

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 16:55
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Bogota

A Colombian police general, who was the head of security for the former President Alvaro Uribe, hands himself in to US counter-narcotics agents in Bogota and is flown to the US to face charges of drug trafficking.
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US recovery is tepid, says IMF

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 15:02

The US recovery "remains tepid", the International Monetary Fund says as it cuts its growth forecast for this year and next.
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US denies evidence of mermaids

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 13:36

Science has found no evidence that mermaids exist, a US government scientific agency says, in response to public inquiries.
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US singer still in Prague prison

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 12:36
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Prague

Randy Blythe, singer with US metal band Lamb of God remains in jail in the Czech Republic, despite posting bail.
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Tom Cruise supported by Paramount

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 11:47
related places: Paramount

US film studio Paramount offers its public support to Tom Cruise following the news that he and Katie Holmes are to divorce.
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Nigeria agrees $4.5bn oil deal

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 10:28
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria signs a preliminary $4.5bn deal with US-based Vulcan Petroleum to build six oil refineries.
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US 'leads in building innovation'

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 7:13

The US leads the world in innovative building and infrastructure projects, according to a list compiled by KPMG.
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US storm woe endures for millions

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 2:43
related places: Friday

Almost two million people remain without power in the eastern US, amid sweltering temperatures, after storms blamed for 22 deaths since Friday.
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VIDEO: GlaxoSmithKline 'guilty of fraud'

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 2:18

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is to pay $3bn (£1.9bn) in the largest healthcare fraud settlement in US history.
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Colorado fire efforts gain ground

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 1:49
related places: Colorado

The Waldo Canyon fire, the most destructive wildfire in Colorado's history, is now 70% contained, officials say, as fires rage across the western US.
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Twitter told to surrender tweets

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 22:26

A US court rules that Twitter must hand over tweets posted by an Occupy Wall Street protester facing trial for disorderly conduct.
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Phelps targets only seven golds

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 18:57

Michael Phelps will only be aiming for seven Olympic swimming gold medals at London 2012 after opting out of the 200m freestyle.
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US sees stronger hints of Higgs

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 17:48
related places: Higgs

Hints of the Higgs boson detected last year by a US "atom smasher" have become even stronger after further analysis, scientists say.
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Sugar 'to shape synthetic liver'

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 17:33

Researchers have moved a step closer to creating a synthetic liver, after a US team printed a 3D model of a network blood vessels could grow into.
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GlaxoSmithKline 'guilty of fraud'

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 17:08

Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline will pay $3bn (£1.9bn) in the largest healthcare fraud settlement in US history in a case concerning three drugs.
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Airbus launches first US factory

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 16:35
related places: Alabama

European plane manufacturer Airbus has confirmed plans to build a $600m (£483m) factory in Alabama, marking its first facility on US soil
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Dell to buy Quest software firm

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 15:50
related places: Dell

Dell will buy the US software firm Quest for $2.4bn (£1.53bn) as it expands its software business to offset falling demand for personal computers.
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Swearing bear tops US box office

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 9:02

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane's debut feature film, about a talking teddy bear called Ted, opens top of the US box office, beating stripping Magic Mike.
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Expedition seeks Earhart answers

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 8:44
related places: Monday

An expedition to find out what happened to celebrated US woman pilot Amelia Earhart sets out from Hawaii later, 75 years after her last flight.
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VIDEO: Fresh search for Earhart plane

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 6:35

A new search is being launched off the coast of Hawaii to find out what happened to the US pilot Amelia Earhart, whose plane disappeared on 2 July 1937.
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VIDEO: DC swelters after storms cut power

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 22:00

Millions of people in the eastern United States are without power during an intense heatwave.
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State emergencies after US storms

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 14:59

States of emergency are declared in four US states and Washington DC after violent storms leave millions without power during an extreme heatwave.
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VIDEO: Grandmother abandons Cuba-US swim

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 11:51
related countries: Cuba Cuba

A 49-year-old grandmother has failed in her bid to become the first woman to swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys without a shark cage.
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US rock singer arrested in Prague

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 11:15
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Prague

Randy Blythe, singer with US metal band Lamb of God is arrested in Prague over the death of a fan at a gig in the Czech Republic two years ago.
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LA riot: Rodney King funeral held

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 3:19

The funeral has taken place in Los Angeles of Rodney King, the African-American at the centre of the deadly riots in the US city 20 years ago.
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VIDEO: Residents on impact of DC storm

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 22:49

Some three million people have been left without power after violent storms hit the region around the US capital, Washington DC.
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UN calls for new Syria government

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 21:23
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

International talks on Syria end with a call for a transitional government to be set up, amid reports of a bomb killing 30 people near Damascus.
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US storms cut power to millions

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 20:12
related places: Atlantic

A violent summer storm cuts power to three million people around the US capital Washington DC and causes the deaths of at least 12 people.
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Phelps and Lochte book final race

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 12:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Omaha

US swimmers Michael Phelps and his big rival Ryan Lochte will meet one last time in Omaha before the London Olympics.
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Samsung Galaxy Nexus banned in US

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 4:20
related places: California, Apple

A judge in California blocks US sales of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphones while the court decides on the firm's patent dispute with Apple.
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NY bus monitor bullies suspended

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 1:27

Four US students who gained infamy after a video of their verbal abuse towards a bus monitor went viral are punished with suspension and community service.
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Obama tours Colorado wildfires

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 1:26
related places: Colorado

President Barack Obama tours neighbourhoods ravaged by a wildfire which drove tens of thousands of people from their homes in a Colorado city.
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Congress averts student loan rise

Friday, June 29th 2012, 22:51

In a rare outbreak of bipartisan voting, the US Congress passes a measure preventing student loan interest rates from doubling.
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Shares rise on eurozone bank deal

Friday, June 29th 2012, 22:42

European and US stock markets rise after eurozone leaders agreed a bailout deal for struggling debt-laden banks.
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VIDEO: US declares disaster in Colorado

Friday, June 29th 2012, 21:36
related places: Colorado

President Barack Obama declares a disaster in the US state of Colorado, where wildfires have forced tens of thousands from their homes.
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Paraguay suspended from Mercosur

Friday, June 29th 2012, 21:15
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Paraguay Paraguay

The Mercosur bloc suspends Paraguay a week after the impeachment of President Fernando Lugo, but decides not to impose economic sanctions on the landlocked South American nation.
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Jackson Super Bowl ruling stands

Friday, June 29th 2012, 16:41

The US Supreme Court says it will not resinstate a $550,000 (£350,000) fine for Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" at the 2004 Super Bowl.
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I Love Lucy actress dies aged 92

Friday, June 29th 2012, 16:39

The actress Doris Singleton who appeared in the 1950s American sitcom, I Love Lucy, has died at the age of 92.
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Chimps badly maul American man

Friday, June 29th 2012, 15:50
related countries: South Africa South Africa

An American man is reported to be in a serious condition in hospital after being severely bitten and dragged through an enclosure by two chimps in South Africa.
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US Kenya envoy Gration resigns

Friday, June 29th 2012, 12:25
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Washington

US envoy to Kenya Scott Gration announces his resignation, citing "differences in leadership style and priorities" with Washington.
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Scientists 'hack' flying drone

Friday, June 29th 2012, 10:54

US researchers take control of a flying drone by sending a "spoof" signal to its GPS system - acting on a dare from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
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Flaming Lips set live show record

Friday, June 29th 2012, 8:55

US rockers The Flaming Lips set a new Guinness World Record for performing the most live shows in different cities over 24 hours.
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VIDEO: Russia's arms trade with Syria

Friday, June 29th 2012, 8:35
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Hillary Clinton is due to meet her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov for the first time since the US secretary of state accused Russia of lying over the shipment of attack helicopters to Syria.
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China granted Iran oil reprieve

Friday, June 29th 2012, 3:24
related countries: China China, Iran Iran

The United States grants China a six-month reprieve from financial sanctions for buying Iranian oil.
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US attorney general 'in contempt'

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 23:50
related places: Congress

Congress votes for the first time to hold a US attorney general in contempt, after a political battle over a botched gun-running investigation.
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VIDEO: US healthcare reform law upheld

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 21:39

In a 5-4 decision Supreme Court judges have upheld President Obama's healthcare reforms.
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US healthcare reform law upheld

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 19:16

A key component of US President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare reform act, called the "individual mandate", is upheld, the Supreme Court rules.
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Oldest pottery cooking pot found

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 18:12
related countries: China China

US archaeologists working in southern China find the oldest known sample of pottery, used to cook food or maybe to brew alcohol.
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US state 'knew of chimp danger'

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 17:25
related places: Lawyers

Lawyers for a US woman disfigured in a chimpanzee attack in 2009 file papers saying officials failed to seize the animal despite knowing it was dangerous.
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VIDEO: Florida drenched by Tropical Storm

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 9:55
related places: Florida

Householder Don Shemwell describes ''Biblical flood type of rain'' after Tropical Storm Debby drenches the US state of Florida.
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Phelps beats Lochte at US trials

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 8:07

Olympic champion Michael Phelps beats rival Ryan Lochte to win the 200m freestyle final at the US Olympic trials.
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Sierra Leone seeks to move into 'slave tourism'

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 7:37
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone seeks to profit from US 'slave tourism'
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VIDEO: Obama health law faces judgement

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 4:34

A wide-ranging healthcare reform bill seen as a key achievement of Barack Obama's presidency is facing its moment of judgement in the US Supreme Court.
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Obama health law faces judgement

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 1:54

The US Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on the legality of a healthcare reform bill seen as a key achievement of Barack Obama's presidency.
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Exodus from 'epic' Colorado fire

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 1:31
related places: Colorado

More than 32,000 people flee Colorado's second-biggest city amid raging wildfires that have swept parts of six other US states.
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US approves new weight-loss pill

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 23:43

For the first time in 13 years, US health regulators approve a weight-loss pill, although the drug achieved only modest results in clinical trials.
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VIDEO: Mass evacuation for Colorado fire

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 21:28
related places: Colorado

Governor John Hickenlooper describes the ordeal facing firefighters, as more than 32,000 people flee their homes as a raging wildfire threatens the US city of Colorado Springs.
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Californian city faces bankruptcy

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 18:53
related places: Stockton

The Californian city of Stockton is set to become the largest US city in decades to go bust, after failing to make a deal with its creditors.
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Gunmen storm pro-Assad Syria TV

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 14:29
related countries: Syria Syria

Seven people have been killed at a Syrian pro-government TV channel, state media report, as the UN calls a key meeting for Saturday.
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Wyndham hotels face hack charges

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 13:50

US officials allege that more than half a million customer accounts were compromised after hackers overcame inadequate security measures.
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Britain's Watson into third round

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 12:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wimbledon, Watson

Heather Watson beats Jamie Lee Hampton of the United States 6-1 6-4 to become the first British player to reach the third round at this year's Wimbledon.
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