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US healthcare IT contractors grilled

Friday, October 25th 2013, 1:29

Contractors who worked on the much-maligned US healthcare website tell lawmakers that the Obama administration must share the blame for its glitches.
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VIDEO: Ex-US diplomat: 'France spied on me'

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 21:41
related countries: France France

Former US ambassador to the United Nations Madeleine Albright has alleged France eavesdropped on her in the 1990s.
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Pirates seize US sailors off Nigeria

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 20:40
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Pirates seize two US sailors from an oil supply ship near Nigeria, as the White House voices concern over rising piracy off West Africa.
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Two injured in Tennessee shooting

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 19:55
related places: Tennessee

A US National Guard worker is in custody after a shooting near a naval base in Tennessee that injured two people, officials say.
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US teacher killed 'with box cutter'

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 19:10

A student accused of murdering a Massachusetts high school maths teacher used a box cutter to stab her before disposing of her body, US media report.
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Ford raises annual profit forecast

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 15:35
related places: Ford

Ford raises its profit forecast for the year, helped by strong profits at its North American business.
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US ambassador summoned in Merkel row

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 14:49
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Germany summons the US ambassador in Berlin over claims that the US monitored German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone.
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Pakistan 'endorsed US drone strikes'

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 13:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Secret US documents show senior Pakistani government officials have known of and endorsed CIA drone strikes for years, a US newspaper reports.
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Indian hospital in huge payout order

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 11:24
related countries: India India
related places: Calcutta

India's Supreme Court orders a Calcutta hospital to pay nearly $1m to a US-based Indian doctor in a case of medical negligence which led to his wife's death in 1998.
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Payout for US pepper-spray cop

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 10:05

A former US campus policeman who pepper-sprayed student protesters has been awarded $38,000 (£23,400) in compensation for psychiatric damage.
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N Korea detainee reunion 'emotional'

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 9:19
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The mother of American Kenneth Bae, jailed by North Korea, says his health has improved but fears he will be returned to a labour camp.
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US boy with fake gun shot by police

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 8:15
related places: Nevada, California

A 13-year-old US boy carrying a replica assault rifle is shot dead by police in California, a day after a fatal school shooting by a boy in Nevada.
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VIDEO: Boy with fake gun killed in US

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 6:22
related places: California

A 13-year-old boy carrying a replica assault rifle has been shot and killed by police in California.
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Bank of America liable in fraud trial

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 3:12
related places: America

Bank of America's Countrywide Financial unit has been found liable for defrauding two government-backed mortgage companies by a US jury.
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Sharif urges Obama to end drone hits

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 0:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif tells President Obama drone strikes there must cease, while the leaders pledge to strengthen the nations' strained ties.
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New murder trial for Kennedy cousin

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 23:10

Michael Skakel, a relative of the prominent US Kennedy family, is granted a new trial in the 1975 beating death of a teenage neighbour.
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Merkel concern at 'US phone spying'

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 21:00
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls President Barack Obama after receiving information the US may have spied on her mobile phone.
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US boy charged in death of teacher

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 19:03

A 14-year-old boy has been charged in the death of a teacher whose body was found in woodland behind her school.
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US appeal over deadly pet treats

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 16:40

US food safety officials appeal for help from pet owners to find the cause of an outbreak of deadly sickness in dogs who ate jerky-style treats.
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How serious is the 'rift' in US-Saudi relations?

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 16:14
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

How serious is the US-Saudi row?
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US crash video confessor sentenced

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 16:06
related places: Ohio

A judge sentences an Ohio man who confessed in an online video to a fatal drink-driving crash to six years in prison.
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US rally held over teen rape case

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 13:56

Several hundred protesters rally outside a court in the US state of Missouri to demand justice for a teenage alleged rape victim.
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Homeland and Masters of Sex renewed

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 11:11
related places: Homeland

Counter-terrorism saga Homeland and 1960s-set drama Masters of Sex are both renewed for another season by US subscription TV channel Showtime.
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US warplane pulled from China river

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 9:43
related countries: China China

The wreckage of a downed US World War II bomber plane has been salvaged from China's Yangtze River, 70 years after it crashed.
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US: French tapping claims 'false'

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 8:39
related countries: France France

US spy chief James Clapper denies reports that the US collected data on 70 million French phone calls in a single month.
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Libya al-Qaeda suspect in US court

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 4:10
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli, New York

Suspected Libyan militant leader Abu Anas al-Liby, seized earlier this month in a US raid in Tripoli, appears for a second time in a New York court.
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US survivors recall 1983 Beirut bombing

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 0:07
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

The bombing of US marine base in Beirut, 30 years on
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US Capitol dome to be renovated

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 22:38

The 150-year-old dome atop the US Capitol building will undergo an extensive, two-year renovation to repair more than 1,000 cracks, officials say.
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VIDEO: Beached fish sparks talk of earthquake

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 21:39

A giant oarfish has been found on a Californian beach - the second such discovery in less than a week.
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US defends Pakistan drone strikes

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 19:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Yemen Yemen
related places: Washington

The US defends its drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan, as Pakistan's PM urges Washington to end the unmanned raids in his country.
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Fake papers in six US jailbreak bids

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 17:49
related places: Florida

At least six Florida prisoners have attempted to escape using forged release papers, officials say, including two who were successful.
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US agency 'hacked French diplomats'

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 17:36
related countries: France France
related places: Washington, New

New revelations in Le Monde newspaper allege the US National Security Agency spied on French diplomats in Washington and at the UN.
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US cemetery bans SpongeBob headstone

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 16:13
related places: Ohio

A cemetery in the US state of Ohio angers the family of a military veteran by removing a SpongeBob SquarePants headstone from her grave.
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US added 148,000 jobs in September

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 14:03

The US economy added a lower-than-expected 148,000 jobs in September, official figures show, but the unemployment rate fell to 7.2%.
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French anger over US spying claims

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 10:53
related countries: France France

French President Francois Hollande voices "deep disapproval" over claims the US National Security Agency secretly tapped millions of phone calls in France.
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Rights groups condemn US drone raids

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 5:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Yemen Yemen

CIA drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen are responsible for unlawful killings, some of which could amount to war crimes, human rights groups say.
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VIDEO: French fury over US spy claims

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 3:51
related countries: France France

French President Francois Hollande has expressed "deep disapproval" over claims the US National Security Agency secretly tapped phone calls in France.
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Nevada student shot 'hero' teacher

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 2:02
related places: Nevada

A student at a Nevada middle school shot dead a teacher hailed as a hero for trying to convince the boy to drop his gun, authorities say.
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Oregon man 'aimed lasers at planes'

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 1:32
related places: Oregon

A man in the US state of Oregon has been arrested on charges of aiming a laser pointer at commercial aeroplanes, authorities say.
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Nasa reverses Chinese scientists ban

Monday, October 21st 2013, 21:52
related countries: China China
related places: California

The US space agency says it will allow Chinese scientists to attend an astronomy conference in California next month, reversing an earlier ban.
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New Jersey has first gay weddings

Monday, October 21st 2013, 20:01
related places: Gay

Gay couples in New Jersey tie the knot as the state recognises same-sex marriages and its governor drops an appeal against the nuptials.
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US scout leaders sacked in rock row

Monday, October 21st 2013, 19:40
related places: Utah

Two US Boy Scout leaders shown in an online video toppling an ancient rock formation in Utah are removed from their positions with the group.
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French outrage over US spying claims

Monday, October 21st 2013, 17:44
related countries: France France

France summons the US ambassador over claims in Le Monde newspaper that the US routinely spied on millions of phone calls in France.
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Cheney: Heart implant hack credible

Monday, October 21st 2013, 13:06

Dick Cheney, the former US vice-president, reveals that he had his wireless heart implant modified for fear of terrorist attack back in 2007.
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Sailor 'attempts suicide' in India

Monday, October 21st 2013, 10:37
related countries: India India

The chief engineer of a US-owned ship detained in India has attempted to take his own life while in jail, police say.
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Carol Burnett receives top US honour

Monday, October 21st 2013, 9:07

US comedian Carol Burnett is honoured with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
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Gravity holds firm at US box office

Monday, October 21st 2013, 8:10
related places: Gravity

Sandra Bullock space adventure Gravity leads the US box office for a third week, as Wikileaks film The Fifth Estate flops in its opening weekend.
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AT&T agrees $4.85bn tower deal

Monday, October 21st 2013, 3:24

US telecom giant AT&T has agreed to lease nearly 9,100 of its towers and sell another 600 to tower operator Crown Castle International.
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Mexico condemns new US spying claim

Monday, October 21st 2013, 2:06
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico strongly denounces alleged US spying after a magazine report claims former President Felipe Calderon's emails were hacked in 2010.
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Kerry hails US-Pakistan relations

Monday, October 21st 2013, 1:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: America

US ties with Pakistan "could not be more important", Secretary of State John Kerry says at the start of Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif's US visit.
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Fill up on gas station memories

Monday, October 21st 2013, 1:12

Classic images of gas stations in the US
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VIDEO: The Syrian folk singer hot in the US

Monday, October 21st 2013, 0:57
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: New York

Omar Souleyman's traditional folk makes waves in New York
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Greenspan fears more debt deadlock

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 23:53

Former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan tells the BBC that the US debt ceiling crisis is far from over, that the eurozone needs political union, and "crony capitalism" is growing.
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The tech boss who says it is all about the staff

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 23:15

US tech boss who says his firm's success is down to his staff
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JP Morgan 'faces record $13bn fine'

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 10:12

US banking giant JP Morgan is set for a record $13bn (£8bn) fine to settle investigations into its mortgage-backed securities, US media reports say.
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'Clampdown' on UK-US child abusers

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 9:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Online child abusers will be targeted in a new international agency as Police Minister Damien Green flies to US to seal the deal.
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US killers freed by mistake captured

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 0:52
related places: Florida

Two convicted murderers who used forged documents to trick their way out of prison in Florida have been recaptured, US officials say.
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Asthma-hit singer stops Beijing gig

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 10:37
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

American jazz star Patti Austin cancels a concert in Beijing after suffering an asthma attack, amid growing concern over air pollution levels in the Chinese capital.
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VIDEO: Outcry after ancient rock toppled

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 7:53
related places: Utah

A US scout leader is potentially facing criminal charges after footage emerged showing him toppling an ancient rock formation in Utah.
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US scouts in Utah ancient rock row

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 4:36
related places: Utah

Criminal charges are being considered against a US scout leader who toppled an ancient rock formation in Utah, sparking an international outcry.
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US warns Syria over 'mass hunger'

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 0:56
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

The US urges the Syrian government to allow immediate aid convoys to starving civilians cut off for months in rebel-held suburbs of Damascus.
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Former US House Speaker Foley dies

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 0:01
related places: Congress

Former Democratic US Speaker of the House of Representatives Tom Foley, credited with reaching across the aisles in a more bipartisan Congress, dies.
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US signs deal to use Romanian base

Friday, October 18th 2013, 23:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Romania Romania

The US agrees a deal with Romania to use its air base as a key transit point for American forces leaving Afghanistan, officials have said.
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No charge in US crash survivor death

Friday, October 18th 2013, 22:13
related places: San Francisco

A firefighter responding to July's San Francisco plane crash who ran over and killed a survivor covered in flame-retardant foam will not be charged.
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Escaped US killers sign on as felons

Friday, October 18th 2013, 22:03

Two convicted murderers freed from prison thanks to forged paperwork went to a jail to register as felons days after their release, records show.
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US trainee nun 'killed her baby'

Friday, October 18th 2013, 20:59

A trainee Catholic nun has appeared in court charged with killing her newborn child at a convent in Washington DC.
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How to rebuild the Republican brand

Friday, October 18th 2013, 18:03
related places: Republican

Get an Angela Merkel, and other advice for US Republicans
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US pressed over drone attack data

Friday, October 18th 2013, 14:27

A UN investigator, Ben Emmerson, calls on the US to provide greater transparency about its drone strikes and civilian casualties.
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India police arrest crew of US ship

Friday, October 18th 2013, 13:58
related countries: India India

Police in India arrest the crew of a US-owned ship accused of illegally entering Indian waters with a huge cache of weapons.
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Philomena 'to fight R rating' in US

Friday, October 18th 2013, 10:05

Film producer Harvey Weinstein is to appeal against a decision by US film censors to give Philomena an R rating, according to reports.
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Veep star 'would relish' drama roles

Friday, October 18th 2013, 8:30
related places: Dreyfus

US actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, star of US sitcom Seinfeld and political satire Veep, says she "would relish" taking on more dramatic roles.
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No secret files in Russia - Snowden

Friday, October 18th 2013, 8:15
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Russia Russia
related places: Snowden

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden says he took no classified documents to Russia when he fled there from Hong Kong.
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Clinton: Chen crisis 'touch-and-go'

Friday, October 18th 2013, 8:14

Hillary Clinton reveals details about two unprecedented incidents that threatened US-China ties in 2012 - Wang Lijun and Chen Guangcheng.
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Breaking Bad 'helped' by piracy

Friday, October 18th 2013, 6:31

Vince Gilligan has admitted illegal downloads of the US drama helped it to become popular.
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VIDEO: Snowden 'no secret files in Russia'

Friday, October 18th 2013, 5:27
related countries: Russia Russia

Edward Snowden went on the run earlier this year, taking with him vast amounts of secret information belonging to the US government's security services.
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US government heads back to work

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 18:58

US government employees are back at work after President Obama signed a law ending a government shutdown and raising the US debt limit.
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Sleep 'cleans' the brain of toxins

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 18:23

The brain uses sleep to wash away the waste toxins of a hard day's thinking, US researchers have demonstrated.
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US jail releases murderers in error

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 16:59
related places: Florida

Authorities in Florida are searching for two convicted murderers freed when their prison received forged paperwork ordering their release.
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Uganda alert after US terror warning

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 15:00
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Uganda Uganda

Uganda steps up security after the US warns of a threat similar to last month's attack by militants in neighbouring Kenya..
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Booker wins New Jersey Senate seat

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 13:07

A special election to represent the state of New Jersey in the US Senate is won by rising Democratic star and Newark Mayor Cory Booker.
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Transformers director attacked in HK

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 12:56
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

American film director Michael Bay is injured in an attack in Hong Kong while filming on the set of his latest Transformers film.
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US Congress approves debt deal

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 8:55

The US passes a bill to reopen the government and raise the debt limit, shortly before the nation risked default.
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Character actor Lauter dies aged 74

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 8:45

American character actor Ed Lauter, recently seen in the hit silent film The Artist, dies aged 74, his publicist announces.
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Coen brothers receive France honour

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 7:52
related countries: France France
related places: Paris, Joel

US filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen receive France's highest cultural honour at a ceremony in Paris.
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Markets rally after US Senate deal

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 2:48

US shares surged after US Senators announce a deal to end the government shutdown and avoid a debt default.
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Is Brazil the target of industrial espionage?

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 0:24
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Why US security agency is taking an interest in Brazil
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US Senate in last-ditch debt deal

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 23:07
related places: Democrat, Republican

US Senate Republican and Democratic leaders strike a cross-party deal to reopen the government and raise the nation's debt limit.
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Four die as boat capsizes off Miami

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 16:01
related places: Miami

Four suspected illegal migrants die and 11 others are rescued after a boat capsizes in waters off Miami, the US Coastguard says.
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US Congress races to draft debt plan

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 15:15

The US Senate is finalising a cross-party bill to raise the debt limit and reopen the US government, just a day before a critical deadline.
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JPMorgan fined $100m for trade loss

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 14:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

JP Morgan receives a fine of $100m (£62.4m) from US regulators over its "London Whale" trading loss and admits its traders acted recklessly.
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US debt talks grind on amid disarray

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 11:34
related places: Fitch

Frantic political attempts to avert a US federal debt default pivot back to the Senate, as plans in the House of Representatives collapse.
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Iraq war 'left half a million dead'

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 11:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq

About half a million people died in Iraq as a result of war-related causes between the US-led invasion in 2003 and mid-2011, an academic study suggests.
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Is the new America a woman's world?

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 8:56
related places: America

How working mothers have changed US family life
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VIDEO: Al Qaeda suspect appears in US court

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 8:41
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli, New York

A Libyan man captured by US special forces in Tripoli earlier this month has appeared in court in New York and pleaded not guilty
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NSA leaks journalist leaves Guardian

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 6:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Guardian

Glenn Greenwald, who reported data leaked by US whistleblower Edward Snowden, says he is leaving the Guardian newspaper for a 'dream' opportunity.
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VIDEO: Why so many US homeless are LGBT people

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 1:31

A disproportionate number of homeless children are gay, often forced to leave home after their families react angrily when they come out.
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Afghan veteran gets Medal of Honor

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 0:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Honor

President Barack Obama awards the highest US military honour to a hero of a ferocious Afghan firefight who questioned his superior officers.
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Trauma and drowning killed GB sailor

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 0:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: May

British Olympic sailing champion Andrew Simpson died from blunt trauma and drowning when his yacht capsized in the US in May, a medical examiner's report rules.
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VIDEO: Democrats reject latest US budget deal

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 22:31

US Democrats have rejected a proposal from House of Representatives Republicans to extend the debt limit and reopen the federal government.
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Democrats reject House fiscal plan

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 20:55
related places: House

US Democrats reject a fiscal plan from Republicans in the House of Representatives, just two days before a deadline to raise the US debt limit.
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