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United States: news

Soul star Etta James dies aged 73

Friday, January 20th 2012, 18:38

Soul and blues singer Etta James, best known for the tracks At Last and for I'd Rather Go Blind, has died aged 73.
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Congress halts anti-piracy bills

Friday, January 20th 2012, 17:38
related places: Senate

The US House of Representatives and Senate postpone two anti-online piracy bills, Pipa and Sopa, days after widespread web protests.
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GE shares fall on lower revenues

Friday, January 20th 2012, 15:44

US industrial conglomerate General Electric sees its profits rise, but its shares fall after revenues were lower than expected.
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Hackers retaliate over Megaupload

Friday, January 20th 2012, 15:32

Hackers launch attacks on a variety of US government and copyright enforcement websites after the Megaupload site was closed.
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VIDEO: Hackers retaliate over Megaupload

Friday, January 20th 2012, 11:06
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Hackers have targeted the US government and copyright organisations following the shutdown of the Megaupload file-sharing website.
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Thein Sein: Burma on right track

Friday, January 20th 2012, 8:28
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's President Thein Sein says the country is on the 'right track' to democracy and there is no plan to "draw back", in an interview with US media.
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VIDEO: Republicans battle it out in debate

Friday, January 20th 2012, 5:50
related places: Republican

There has been more tension between the Republican politicians vying to challenge Barack Obama in this year's US Presidential elections.
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Nevada firefighters contain fire

Friday, January 20th 2012, 5:42
related places: Nevada, Reno

Firefighters in the US state of Nevada say they have stopped a brush fire which was threatening the city of Reno.
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Megaupload sharing site shut down

Friday, January 20th 2012, 4:54

One of the internet's largest file-sharing sites is offline after US officials charged its founders with piracy, while hackers target US websites in response.
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Gingrich fury at 'vicious' media

Friday, January 20th 2012, 3:42

US Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich angrily denies claims by an ex-wife in a key final debate before the South Carolina primary.
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GM returns as top vehicle maker

Friday, January 20th 2012, 2:31

General Motors regains its slot as the world's biggest vehicle maker after the US firm faced bankruptcy just two years ago.
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Suicides down among US soldiers

Friday, January 20th 2012, 1:24

US Army suicides are levelling off but rates of domestic violence and sex crimes among soldiers have increased, a new report says.
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Drug giant settles US fraud case

Friday, January 20th 2012, 0:24

Johnson & Johnson settles for $158m (£102m) over allegations a subsidiary defrauded the Texas Medicaid programme by illegally marketing an anti-psychotic.
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Rick Perry quits White House race

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 21:48
related places: Republican, White House

The Republican presidential race is shaken up as Rick Perry exits and endorses Newt Gingrich, whose ex-wife says he asked for an open marriage.
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Oil rig to begin Cuba exploration

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 21:46
related countries: Cuba Cuba

A large oil rig arrives off the coast of Cuba to begin searching for oil deposits in the Florida Strait, raising environmental concerns in the US.
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Canadian skier Sarah Burke dies

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 21:35
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Utah

Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke dies from injuries sustained in a training accident in the US state of Utah.
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Kodak seeks bankruptcy protection

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 21:22

US photography firm Eastman Kodak, the 133-year old company that invented the hand-held camera, files for bankruptcy protection.
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Big gains in European bank shares

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 17:35
related places: Bank

Bank shares lift European stock markets amid hopes of improvement to global economies and encouraging results from US banks.
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Bank of America returns to profit

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 15:55
related places: America

Bank of America reports a $2bn profit in or the three months to the end of 2011, signalling continued recovery at the US' second biggest lender.
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Sopa protest not over - Wikipedia

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 12:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wikipedia insists its protest over US anti-piracy legislation will continue, while UK interests say they are watching the situation "closely".
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New role for Strauss-Kahn's wife

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 12:37
related countries: France France
related places: Strauss

The wife of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to edit a French edition of the US news and opinion website Huffington Post.
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Liverpool announces new kit deal

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 12:12
related places: Liverpool, June

Liverpool finalises a six-year deal with US sports firm Warrior Sports to make the Anfield club's kit from June.
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Charles Taylor 'worked' for CIA

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 10:52
related countries: Liberia Liberia

US authorities say war crimes suspect and former Liberian leader Charles Taylor worked for its intelligence agencies, including the CIA, US media report.
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Wahlberg sorry for 9/11 comments

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 10:05
related places: New York

The US actor apologises after making "disrespectful" comments about terrorist attacks in New York on 9/11.
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Adele passes US chart milestone

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 9:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Adele

British pop star Adele tops the US album chart for a sixteenth week, putting her album 21 amongst an elite group of best-sellers.
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China writer details persecution

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 8:22
related countries: China China

Yu Jie, a prominent Chinese writer close to Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, describes "inhumane treatment" that forced him to leave for the US.
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US anti-piracy bill loses support

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 5:21
related places: Congress

Eight US lawmakers withdraw support for anti-piracy legislation being considered in Congress after "blackout" protests on thousands of websites.
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UN names Cambodia trial advisor

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 3:53
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

The United Nations appoints former US ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues, David Scheffer, as advisor to the Khmer Rouge trials in Cambodia.
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Bitter rows mar Republican race

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 2:55
related places: Republican

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich trade barbs ahead of the South Carolina US Republican primary, amid new trouble for each of the leading candidates.
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Keystone XL oil pipeline rejected

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 21:56
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Texas

The US state department recommends rejection of the US-Canada Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying it had insufficient time to review the plans.
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Snowstorm hits Pacific Northwest

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 17:50
related places: Seattle

Schools are shut in parts of the US Pacific Northwest, where up to 20in of snow fell in low-lying parts overnight, although Seattle escaped the worst.
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Russian TV attacks new US envoy

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 17:43
related countries: Russia Russia

A pundit on Russian state TV makes a stinging attack on new US ambassador Michael McFaul, suggesting he is on a mission to encourage revolution.
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Sites go dark in US law protest

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 13:55

Wikipedia, WordPress and other websites block access to content to protest against US anti-piracy bills. The movie industry calls the move "irresponsible".
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Goldman Sachs cuts pay to $12bn

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 13:53

US banking giant Goldman Sachs cuts its pay and bonus payments by 21% to $12bn in 2011, as profits halve due to economic uncertainty.
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Sites join US anti-piracy protest

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 8:12

Online encyclopedia Wikipedia shuts down for 24 hours, joining other websites in a protest against plans for new US anti-piracy laws.
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Pakistan puts off US envoy's trip

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 8:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan postpones a visit by US Special Envoy Marc Grossman until a parliamentary review of bilateral relations is completed.
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Nasa city that reached for stars now reaches for resumes

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 5:17

"Rocket City" future depends on US appetite for space
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VIDEO: Rocket City future rests on 'mega rocket'

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 4:59
related places: Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville, Alabama, is where Nasa hopes to build a "mega rocket", the next giant leap in the US space programme.
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White House in 'smoke bomb' probe

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 4:35
related places: White House

The US Secret Service investigates after a suspected smoke bomb is thrown over the fence of the White House during a mass rally by Occupy activists.
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'Path open' for North Korea talks

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 3:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

A "path is open" for a return to stalled North Korea nuclear talks, the US, Japan and South Korea say, as a North Korean official says Kim Jong-un is ready to lead.
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Charges over Obama shooting bid

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 20:12
related places: Whitehouse

A man arrested in connection with gunshots fired at the White House in November is formally charged with the attempted assassination of the US president.
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Seattle braces for huge snowfall

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 17:23

States in the US Pacific Northwest are bracing for a blizzard that could bring the heaviest snowfall seen in a generation.
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Citigroup annual profits increase

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 15:35

US banking giant Citigroup saw annual profits rise 6% to $11.3bn in 2011, but fourth quarter figures disappoint.
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Murder suspect to be extradited

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 13:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Scottish man who is wanted for murder in the United States loses a nine-year legal battle to avoid extradition.
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Murray grinds out four-set win

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 12:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Harrison

Britain's Andy Murray fights back from a set down to beat unseeded American Ryan Harrison and reach round two of the Australian Open.
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Table Mountain base jumper hurt

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 11:36
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Cape Town

US base jumper Jeb Corliss is in hospital in South Africa after crashing during a freefall drop from Cape Town's Table Mountain.
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VIDEO: Clinton praises Ali courage

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 7:03

Bill Clinton praises the courage, spirit and determination of Muhammad Ali ahead of the legendary boxer's 70th birthday on Tuesday, with the former United States President describing Ali as "a ballerina in the boxing ring".
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Clinton has talks in Ivory Coast

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 3:35

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Ivory Coast on a visit intended to show US support for the country's reconciliation process.
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Live - Australian Open 2012 day two

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 3:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Serena Williams and Lleyton Hewitt bid to follow Britain's Andy Murray into the second round of the Australian Open.
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VIDEO: The goats with spider genes added

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 0:14

Genetically modified goats at a farm in the US are being farmed to produce large quantities of spider silk, one of the strongest known substances.
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Martin Luther King archive opens

Monday, January 16th 2012, 20:07
related places: King Center

The King Center publishes online 200,000 personal papers belonging to Martin Luther King Jr, as the US marks the birthday of the civil rights leader.
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Republican Huntsman set to quit

Monday, January 16th 2012, 15:38

US Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman is going to announce he is ending his campaign for his party's nomination, media reports say.
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Contraband steals US box office

Monday, January 16th 2012, 9:43

Action movie Contraband, starring Mark Wahlberg, enters the North American box office in the number one slot.
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China fury at US sanction on firm

Sunday, January 15th 2012, 8:38
related countries: China China, Iran Iran
related places: Beijing

China criticises US sanctions imposed on oil firm Zhuhai Zhenrong for trading with Iran as Premier Wen Jiabao visits the Gulf.
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Testing Chavez's cancer plot theory

Saturday, January 14th 2012, 0:54

Does the Chavez theory about a US cancer weapon stack up?
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John Edwards 'has heart problem'

Friday, January 13th 2012, 23:55

The trial of ex-US presidential hopeful John Edwards for violating campaign finance laws is delayed because he has a "serious" heart problem.
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Russian fuel ship reaches Alaska

Friday, January 13th 2012, 22:04
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Nome, Alaska

A Russian tanker and a US Coast Guard icebreaker reach the ice-bound town of Nome in western Alaska, which was running out of fuel.
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US to resume full Burma relations

Friday, January 13th 2012, 21:25
related countries: Burma Burma

The US announces that it will exchange ambassadors with Burma, after a landmark Burmese political prisoner amnesty.
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Body abuse US marines identified

Friday, January 13th 2012, 21:01

The US military has now identified all four US Marines who appear to be urinating on enemy dead in a video released on the internet, US media say.
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Obama plans to shrink government

Friday, January 13th 2012, 19:27
related places: Congress

US President Barack Obama throws down the gauntlet to Republicans by asking Congress for the power to shrink the federal government.
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Man Utd sponsor moves to London

Friday, January 13th 2012, 16:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Chicago

US insurance broker Aon, sponsor of Manchester United, says it plans to move its corporate headquarters from Chicago to London.
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Imports increase US trade deficit

Friday, January 13th 2012, 14:34

Record imports and falling exports contributed to a 10% increase in the US trade deficit in November, official figures show.
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Thai arrest after US threat alert

Friday, January 13th 2012, 14:02
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

A suspected Lebanese Hezbollah militant is arrested in Thailand after the US warns its citizens in Bangkok to be alert for a "possible terror threat".
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Missiles accused to be extradited

Friday, January 13th 2012, 13:13
related countries: Iran Iran

A retired businessman loses a High Court fight against being extradited to the United States over charges of conspiring to sell parts for Iranian missiles.
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US to withdraw troops from Europe

Friday, January 13th 2012, 12:28

The US will pull some 7,000 combat troops out of Europe, Defence Secretary Panetta says, as part of military budget cuts.
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'Urination' US Marines identified

Friday, January 13th 2012, 7:01

At least two of four US Marines shown in a video appearing to urinate on Taliban corpses have been identified, a Marine Corps official has told the BBC.
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VIDEO: Totem pole carver revives dying art

Friday, January 13th 2012, 1:55
related countries: India India

David Boxley has carved a totem pole made from the trunk of a 500-year-old red cedar tree for an exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC.
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Wikileak accused 'must be tried'

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 23:47

A US military officer recommends a court martial for Bradley Manning, suspected of leaking classified documents to anti-secrecy website Wikileaks.
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Missing US teenager declared dead

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 22:30
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Alabama

A judge in Alabama declares 18-year-old Natalee Holloway dead, almost seven years after she went missing on the Caribbean island of Aruba.
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US anger at Marines 'urination'

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 19:30

A video purportedly showing US Marines urinating on dead Afghans is "utterly deplorable", says Defence Secretary Leon Panetta, vowing to investigate.
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Michelle Obama takes Twitter bow

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 18:06

US First Lady Michelle Obama starts a Twitter account - run by campaign staff from her husband's re-election bid - and immediately picks up a huge following.
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Obama 2012 campaign raises $68m

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 15:03
related places: Republican

US President Barack Obama's re-election campaign raises $68m (£44m) in the last quarter of 2011, considerably more than Republican rival Mitt Romney.
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US retail sales rise in December

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 14:18

US retail sales continue their upward crawl in December, posting a 0.1% monthly rise, according to initial estimates.
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Velvet Underground to sue Warhol

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 11:59
related places: Manhattan

US rock band The Velvet Underground launch legal action in Manhattan to stop its famous Andy Warhol banana image being used on other products.
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Karzai condemns 'urination' video

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 11:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai "strongly condemns" a video apparently showing US Marines urinating on dead Taliban fighters.
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Exact colour of Milky Way found

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 8:06

Astronomers at the American Astronomical Society say they have worked out what colour the Milky Way would appear to be - from outside.
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Japan 'to cut Iran oil imports'

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 7:54
related countries: Iran Iran, Japan Japan

Japan will take "concrete steps" to reduce its oil dependency on Iran, its finance minister announces after a meeting with US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
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US probes 'body desecration' clip

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 7:36

The US military says it is investigating a video that appears to show Marines joking as they urinate on dead Taliban fighters.
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Vietnam crew killed in ship fire

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 3:34
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica, North Korea North Korea, New Zealand New Zealand, Vietnam Vietnam

New Zealand officials confirm three Vietnamese crewmen died when a South Korean fishing boat caught fire in Antarctica, as a US vessel treats injured crew.
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Fifty held in huge ID fraud probe

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 0:38

Fifty people are accused of selling Puerto Ricans' identities to illegal immigrants, in one of the largest ever frauds of its kind, US officials say.
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JP Morgan kicks off bank earnings

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 0:00

US banks kick off their earning season, with JP Morgan Chase the first big outfit to report its fourth-quarter results.
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The rise and rise of independent voters

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 23:12

The rise of the non-affiliated voter in the US
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Victorious Romney heads to south

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 20:51
related places: Republican, New Hampshire

Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney heads to the US south buoyed by a strong victory in the New Hampshire primary.
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US condemns Iran scientist blast

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 19:48
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The US condemns the killing of Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan in a car bomb attack in north Tehran.
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Study says every star has planets

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 19:06

Every star in the Milky Way is host to at least one planet, say astronomers reporting at the American Astronomical Society meeting.
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Van der Sloot admits Peru murder

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 18:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Peru Peru

A suspect in the disappearance of US teenager Natalee Holloway on the Caribbean island of Aruba pleads guilty to killing a young woman in Peru.
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Mrs Obama in book portrayal row

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 17:29
related places: White House

US First Lady Michelle Obama challenges an account in a new book's account of her becoming a behind-the-scenes force in the White House.
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Tough times hit maker of Twinkies

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 17:29

The maker of Twinkies, the well-known cream filled sponge cakes, files for bankruptcy protection in the US, citing the economic downturn.
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VIDEO: Man charged with Florida attack plot

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 16:24
related places: Florida

A 25-year-old Kosovo-born American has been charged with plotting to attack nightclubs and a sheriff's office with bombs and guns.
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Cash for US sterilisation victims

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 16:17

Victims of a decades-old sterilisation programme in the US state of North Carolina are to receive $50,000 each in compensation after a task force report.
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Risky viruses found in bushmeat

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 13:56

US scientists document potentially dangerous viruses in illegally imported wildlife products that were confiscated at major American airports.
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Geithner in Beijing talks on Iran

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 8:51
related countries: China China, Iran Iran
related places: Beijing

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is in Beijing meeting Chinese leaders to seek support for sanctions on Iran.
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Toyota eyes US as big export base

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 8:33

Toyota seeks to increase exports from its North American factories in a bid to cushion the impact of a strong yen.
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Fannie Mae chief will stand down

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 7:38

Michael Williams, the chief executive of US mortgage giant Fannie Mae, will step down once a successor has been found, the company says.
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Romney takes New Hampshire spoils

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 5:44
related places: New Hampshire

Mitt Romney wins the Republican New Hampshire primary, cementing his lead in the race to take on US President Obama in November's election.
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'Drone' kills three in Pakistan

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 4:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

A US drone attack kills at least three militants in Pakistan's tribal area near the Afghan border, local intelligence officials say.
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Republicans await voters' verdict

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 0:05
related places: Republican, New Hampshire

Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney aims to build his momentum, even as his rivals turn up the heat, as New Hampshire hosts the first primary of this year's US election season.
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VIDEO: Who is New Hampshire backing?

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 23:13
related places: Republican, New Hampshire

The race to win the Republican nomination for US president has reached New Hampshire - the first primary in the Republican nomination process.
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US condemns hardline Assad speech

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 22:44
related countries: France France, Syria Syria

The US and France condemn a speech by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad which blamed a foreign plot for the 10-month uprising against his rule.
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Court halts Oklahoma Sharia ban

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 20:36
related places: Oklahoma

A US federal appeals court rules that a constitutional amendment barring Oklahoma courts from considering Islamic law in judgements is unconstitutional.
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