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We have started to collect the most important news related to United States in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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United States: news

US durable goods see sharp fall

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 14:23
related places: March

Orders for durable goods in the US fell 4.2% in March, the Commerce Department says, pointing to weakening growth.
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Colombia anger at sex tourism taint

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 10:23
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Anger grows in Colombia at US sex scandal fallout
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Jackson presents Hobbit footage

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 10:00

Director Peter Jackson unveils 10 minutes of footage of The Hobbit to a mixed reaction at the CinemaCon convention in the US.
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S Korea firms halt US beef sales

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 9:50
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: California

Two of South Korea's biggest retailers halt sales of US beef after the discovery of a case of "mad cow" disease in California.
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California 'mad cow' case found

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 8:42
related places: California

The US Department of Agriculture confirms it has detected a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or 'mad cow' disease, in a California dairy cow.
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VIDEO: Mass military drill in South China Sea

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 8:31
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Annual joint military exercises involving thousands of US and Philippine troops are taking place in the South China Sea.
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US concern at Israel outpost move

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 8:29
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

The US says it is concerned about reports that the Israeli government has decided to make legal under Israeli law three West Bank settlement outposts.
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Obama slams 'knucklehead' agents

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 8:02
related countries: Colombia Colombia

President Obama describes US Secret Service agents caught up in the Colombia sex scandal as "knuckleheads", saying that most do an "incredible" job.
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Mitt Romney heralds Obama contest

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 3:33
related places: Republican, Romney

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney vows to take the White House from President Barack Obama, as he racks up a series of primary wins.
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Romney eyes primary clean sweep

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 0:20
related places: Republican

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney aims for a clean sweep in five US primaries, which could force dogged rival Newt Gingrich from the race.
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First charges filed over BP spill

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 18:36

A former BP engineer is accused in the US of obstruction of justice over the 2010 Gulf oil spill - the first criminal charge in connection with the disaster.
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VIDEO: Lethal booby traps on Utah trail

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 15:18
related places: Utah

Potentially deadly booby traps are found along a popular hiking trail in the United States.
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American Psycho stage musical due

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 13:12

Bret Easton Ellis' 1991 novel American Psycho is to be turned into a stage musical by the company that produced the play Enron.
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Padilla appeals to Supreme Court

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 9:38

Jailed American Jose Padilla, held an "enemy combatant" for three years, asks the US Supreme Court to reinstate his "torture" lawsuit against top officials.
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Novartis sees profit fall sharply

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 6:47
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss drugmaker Novartis reports a sharp fall in profits, due in part to manufacturing problems at a US plant and to currency moves.
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China pledges N Korea friendship

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 6:40
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

China's President Hu Jintao stresses friendship with Pyongyang, as the US asks China to explain the origins of North Korea's missile launcher.
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Court hears Bin Laden testimony

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 4:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man convicted of plotting to blow up an aircraft tells a court that Osama Bin Laden said his attack would bring down the US economy.
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Mexico-US migration on the slide

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 3:46
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Decades of increasing Mexico-US immigration have come to an end, a report says, citing tough border control and economic conditions in both nations.
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Shoe-bomber supergrass testifies in US

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 23:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: New York

Convicted UK al-Qaeda man tells all in New York terror trial
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Mexico row prompts Wal-Mart dip

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 20:36
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Two US congressmen launch an investigation as Wal-Mart shares fall 5% following weekend reports of a cover-up at Mexican subsidiaries.
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John Edwards criminal case begins

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 19:21

The campaign finance trial of ex-US presidential candidate John Edwards opens with a judge revealing a key accuser called other witnesses before the trial.
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Hudson testifies at murder trial

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 18:36

US Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson testifies at the opening of the trial in Chicago of the man accused of shooting three members of her family in 2008.
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US targets 'tech-abuse' countries

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 15:48
related countries: Iran Iran

US President Barack Obama announces fresh sanctions against Iran, Syria and those who help them use technology to crack down on dissent.
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VIDEO: US slackliner crosses China canyon

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 15:32
related countries: China China

American slackline walker Dean Potter walks across China's Enshi Grand Canyon at a height of 1,800m.
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US terror attack warning in Kenya

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 14:42
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

The US embassy in Kenya issues a terror warning to US nationals in the country, warning of a possible attack on hotels and government buildings in Nairobi.
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US Congressman denied Afghan visa

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 11:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A senior US Congressman highly critical of the Afghan government is prevented from entering the country, in a development likely to strain ties with the US.
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Think Like A Man tops film chart

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 8:22
related places: Man

Comedy Think Like A Man knocks The Hunger Games off the top of the US box office chart.
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Wal-Mart probes bribery claim

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 22:48
related countries: Mexico Mexico

US retailing giant Wal-Mart is investigating allegations made in a New York Times article accusing its Mexican subsidiary of bribery.
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Afghan-US partnership 'deal done'

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 17:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US and Afghan negotiators finalise a long-term partnership deal governing the US role in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of forces in 2014.
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Iran 'building copy of US drone'

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 14:33
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran begins building a copy of the US surveillance drone it captured last year, after breaking its encryption codes, Iranian officials say.
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VIDEO: Kitten rescued from inside wall

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 7:21
related places: Florida, Miami Beach

A lost kitten has been rescued from inside a wall at a house in Miami Beach, Florida, US.
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US introduces $60 LED light bulb

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 0:41
related places: Energy

A light bulb which won a US Department of Energy contest for an alternative to a 60-watt incandescent bulb goes on sale for Earth Day - but with a $60 price tag.
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Obama calls for Sudan peace talks

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 11:08
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: South

The US president calls on the leaders of South Sudan and Sudan to return to negotiations, as the South ends its occupation of a key oil field.
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Hackers hit China scandal website

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 9:09
related countries: China China

A hacking attack cripples US-based Chinese-language website Boxun for several hours, its manager says, after reports on the Bo Xilai scandal.
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Colombia scandal claims more jobs

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 1:45
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The US Secret Service says three more employees are resigning over the prostitution scandal at an international summit in Colombia last weekend.
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US nuns dismiss Vatican criticism

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 0:40
related places: Vatican

The leader of a group of US nuns the Vatican accuses of flouting Church teaching and espousing radical feminist views flatly rejects the charges.
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Teen twins in '$1.2m stock fraud'

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 0:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British twins who were 16 when they allegedly defrauded investors out of $1.2m via a bogus stock-picking robot face charges in the US.
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Racial bias saves death row man

Friday, April 20th 2012, 16:14

Convicted US killer Marcus Robinson is ordered off death row after a judge determines that racial bias was evident during jury selection in his 1994 trial.
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GE profits hit by one-off charges

Friday, April 20th 2012, 12:46

US giant General Electric reports a 10% fall in first-quarter profits due to one-off charges, but says it had record orders from transport and energy projects.
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The Band's Levon Helm dies at 71

Friday, April 20th 2012, 7:48
related places: New York

Levon Helm, singer and drummer for rock group The Band - formerly Bob Dylan's back-up group - dies aged 71.
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VIDEO: Huge fire at US oil storage depot

Friday, April 20th 2012, 6:09
related places: Springfield, Ohio

A huge fire has broken out at an oil company in the United States. Fire crews battled the flames at an oil depot in Springfield, Ohio.
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Nato helicopter in Afghan crash

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 21:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A Nato Black Hawk helicopter crashes in southern Afghanistan, with four people on board, US officials say.
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US phone-hacking lawsuits ahead?

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 20:42

Has the phone-hacking scandal reached Murdoch's US doorstep?
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MEPs back passenger data sharing

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 15:52

The European Parliament backs a controversial deal clarifying US access to personal data about airline passengers.
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Dismantling US bases as the Taliban fight on

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 14:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A US base is dismantled, but Afghanistan's Taliban fight on
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Colombia prostitute tells of row

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 13:27
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Cartagena

A woman at the centre of the US Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia asked for $800 (£500) for one night in Cartagena, a US report says.
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Crackdown on 'radical' nuns in US

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 10:11

The Vatican orders a crackdown on Roman Catholic nuns in the US after concerns are raised about "certain radical feminist themes".
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Ford increases China investment

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 7:59
related countries: China China
related places: Hangzhou, Ford

US carmaker Ford announces further investment in China, with plans for a $760m factory in Hangzhou.
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US agents leave over sex scandal

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 5:47
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Three members of the US Secret Service are leaving the agency following a prostitution scandal in Colombia ahead of President Obama's visit.
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Japan glass firm's US boss quits

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 3:27
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's Nippon Sheet Glass says its American chief executive, Craig Taylor, has resigned over "disagreements with the board".
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Nazi-looted art returns to heirs

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 23:56
related countries: France France, Italy Italy
related places: Paris

A 474-year-old painting stolen by Nazis during World War II has been returned by US officials to the heirs of its Paris-based Italian Jewish owner.
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Mexico captures huge bullet haul

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 23:35
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican police seize more than 250,000 rifle bullets on a trailer being driven across the border from the US.
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VIDEO: The American who quit money to live in a cave

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 23:04

In 2000 Daniel Suelo gave away all his cash and began living in caves in Utah. Mark Sundeen, author of "The Man Who Quit Money", explains what his story tells us about modern America.
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US TV presenter Dick Clark dies

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 21:16
related places: America

One of America's best-known veteran television personalities, Dick Clark, has died aged 82, after suffering a heart attack, his agent says.
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US publisher demands piracy trial

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 19:35

John Wiley & Sons, publisher of the "For Dummies" guide books, demands the trial of four suspected file-sharers.
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Cuba hails 'anti-US rebellion'

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 18:18
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba hails a Latin American "rebellion" against US dominance at the Summit of the Americas last weekend.
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US couple claim $111m lottery win

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 17:51

A retired couple from southern Illinois are the third and final winners to claim a share of a record $656m (£409m) Mega Millions lottery jackpot.
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US condemns Afghan bodies 'abuse'

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 15:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US condemns the conduct of several American soldiers shown apparently abusing the corpses of suspected Afghan insurgents in 2010.
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Petty theft leads to guard arrest

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 8:29

A security guard is arrested following the theft of five of US musician Tom Petty's guitars from a rehearsal space.
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Citigroup pay increase voted down

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 3:38

Citigroup shareholders vote against giving top executives a bigger pay deal in a rare show of investor discontent.
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Pyongyang 'not bound by US deal'

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 3:08
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: February

North Korea says it is no longer bound by a moratorium on missile and nuclear tests agreed with the US in February in return for food aid.
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US Secret Service scandal widens

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 1:02
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Cartagena

A prostitution scandal involving US Secret Service agents in Cartagena, Colombia, involved as many as 20 women, US Senator Susan Collins says.
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VIDEO: Single fathers coping in 'Sin City'

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 23:01
related places: Las Vegas

Las Vegas, known for famous casinos and adult entertainment, is also home to more single fathers per capita than any other US city.
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Frozen US cows could be blown up

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 21:15
related places: Colorado

A group of stray cows that froze to death in the Colorado mountains must be blown up or set on fire to avoid water contamination, officials say.
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Shuttle makes Washington flypast

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 20:25
related places: Discovery, Washington

The retired space shuttle Discovery lands after a dramatic flypast over the centre of the US capital, on its way to retirement in a national museum.
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US to ease some Burma sanctions

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 18:39
related countries: Burma Burma

The US eases some financial sanctions against Burma as the international effort to encourage reform gathers pace.
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VIDEO: Discovery shuttle piggy-backs on 747

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 15:39

One of Nasa's iconic space shuttles has made a dramatic flypast over the centre of the US capital on the way to its final resting place in a museum.
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Goldman profits decline to $2.1bn

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 12:22

US banking giant Goldman Sachs profits fell to $2.1bn (£1.3bn) in its latest quarter, but still beat expectations.
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Ecclestone casts doubt on US race

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 8:01
related places: America

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone casts doubt on whether the new Grand Prix of America in New Jersey will take place in 2013.
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US busts online narcotics market

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 6:42

The US says it has busted a secret internet drugs market, where people around the world could buy LSD, ecstasy and other illegal substances.
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US choice is new World Bank chief

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 2:55
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Jim Yong Kim, a US health expert, is chosen to take over as the new president of the World Bank, after a challenge from Nigeria's finance minister.
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China increases US debt holding

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 2:32
related countries: China China

China increases its holding of US debt for the second month in a row as its foreign exchange reserves continue to rise.
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Colombia scandal 'embarrasses' US

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 2:12
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Allegations that US Secret Service agents consorted with prostitutes in Colombia have "let the boss down", says the US military's top officer.
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Senate blocks Obama Buffett Rule

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 0:24

The US Senate blocks by 51 votes to 45 the Buffett Rule, President Barack Obama's proposal to raise tax rates for top earners to at least 30%.
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Recognition finally for a warrior priest's heroics

Monday, April 16th 2012, 23:51
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Korea

An American priest's holy death in the Korean War
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Jet in Gatwick emergency landing

Monday, April 16th 2012, 19:21

A plane bound for the United States is forced to make an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport, leaving 14 people with suspected fractures.
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Would-be bomber has sentence cut

Monday, April 16th 2012, 16:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British would-be suicide bomber jailed for plotting to blow up an aircraft has his sentence cut after assisting prosecutors in the US.
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VIDEO: US Midwest to face more tornadoes

Monday, April 16th 2012, 16:00
related places: Oklahoma

A sixth person has died in Oklahoma after tornadoes tore through large parts of the US Midwest over the weekend, emergency officials say.
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US retail sales beat expectations

Monday, April 16th 2012, 15:17
related places: March

US retail sales grew at a faster-than-expected pace in March, raising hopes that the economy has not slowed as much as feared.
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Sixth death from Midwest twisters

Monday, April 16th 2012, 14:03
related places: Oklahoma, Midwest

A spate of tornadoes in the US Midwest leave six people dead including three children in one Oklahoma town, after warning sirens failed to sound.
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Citigroup quarterly profits fall

Monday, April 16th 2012, 12:32

US banking giant Citigroup says its quarterly profits have declined amid "uncertainty" over the global economy.
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Hunger Games continues chart run

Monday, April 16th 2012, 11:37

The Hunger Games tops the North American box office for the fourth week in a row.
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World Bank president to be named

Monday, April 16th 2012, 10:40
related places: President

The World Bank is poised to announce its next president, with the US nominee, Jim Yong Kim the favourite of the two candidates.
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'Chin-job' fever takes hold in US

Monday, April 16th 2012, 6:58

Chin implants are the fastest growing type of cosmetic procedure in the US according to plastic surgeons.
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US and Philippines in sea drills

Monday, April 16th 2012, 5:39
related countries: China China, Philippines Philippines
related places: Beijing, Manila

Joint US-Philippine military exercises get under way in the South China Sea, with Manila locked in a stand-off with Beijing over a disputed shoal.
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Peer suspended after bounty claim

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 22:26
related places: Bush

A Labour peer suspended from the party after accusations he called for a £10m bounty for the capture of US Presidents Obama and Bush denies the claims.
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Tornadoes kill five in US Midwest

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 13:13

Tornadoes hit a large swathe of the US Midwest, killing at least five people and causing extensive damage in an Oklahoma town overnight.
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US 'to make profit from bailouts'

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 10:47

The US will make a profit from bailing out the nation's banks and carmakers at the height of the financial crisis, the Treasury says.
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An Iranian mystery: Just who are the MEK?

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 9:05
related countries: Iran Iran

The costly effort to rebrand Iranian group on the US terrorist list
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VIDEO: Tornado warning across US Midwest

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 7:15

Severe storms are threatening to bring more tornadoes to a large part of the US Midwest, forecasters are warning.
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VIDEO: US Midwest put on tornado watch

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 16:00

A severe storm threatens to bring tornadoes to a vast swathe of the Midwestern US, forecasters are warning.
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US Secret Service agents recalled

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 3:46
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Several US Secret Service agents in Colombia to provide security for President Barack Obama are recalled amid allegations of misconduct.
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Nazi becomes Washington lobbyist

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 2:34
related places: Washington

The American Nazi Party registers its first lobbyist in Washington DC, according to registration documents filed at the US Capitol.
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Obama 'paid 20.5% in tax' in 2011

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 0:57
related places: Republican

US President Barack Obama releases his tax return for 2011, as he seeks to make taxation a key election issue with Republican foes.
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Tough topics for Americas summit

Friday, April 13th 2012, 22:51
related places: Summit

Summit shows changing US-Latin America ties
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Abortion is key US political flashpoint as laws tighten

Friday, April 13th 2012, 22:37

Abortion debate looms large in US election campaign
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JP Morgan reports business bounce

Friday, April 13th 2012, 20:51

JP Morgan, the first major US bank to announce its results, reports a rebound in revenues in the first three months of 2012.
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AUDIO: US barber is world's oldest

Friday, April 13th 2012, 20:51

Anthony Mancinelli is, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the oldest working barber in the world.
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Shares hit by worries over Spain

Friday, April 13th 2012, 20:39
related countries: Spain Spain

Shares fall in the US and Europe, led by banks, as worries about the Spanish economy's borrowing needs re-emerge in financial markets.
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VIDEO: Abortion becomes US flashpoint

Friday, April 13th 2012, 18:59

As Newsnight's Paul Mason reports, in the US the issue of abortion has become charged in a way almost unimaginable in Europe.
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