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Gun group urges more guns in schools

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 20:56

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

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 17:44

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

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

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

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 15:37

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

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

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

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 14:30

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

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 13:56

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

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 11:51

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, April 1st 2013, 11:43

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

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

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

Monday, April 1st 2013, 7:13

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 12:08

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

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

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

Saturday, March 30th 2013, 22:16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, March 29th 2013, 19:37

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

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

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

Friday, March 29th 2013, 17:18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, March 29th 2013, 1:09

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

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 20:52

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

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

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

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 2:31

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

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 1:08

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

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 0:29

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

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 0:25

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 21:11

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 14:19
related places: Oklahoma

Scientists link drilling-operation wastewater injection to a magnitude-5.7 earthquake that struck the US state of Oklahoma in 2011.
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Prudential fined £30m over AIA bid

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 10:32

Insurance giant Prudential has been fined £30m by regulators over its 2010 bid to buy AIA, an Asian subsidiary of US insurer AIG.
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David Miliband set for 'new start'

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 10:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Labour leader Ed Miliband says his brother's decision to quit as an MP and join a US-based charity leaves "British politics a poorer place".
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Dionne Warwick files for bankruptcy

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 9:18

Walk On By singer Dionne Warwick files for bankruptcy in the US after amounting debts of almost $10 million (£6.6 million) in taxes.
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VIDEO: Knox to fight 'wrongful' allegations

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 6:15
related countries: Italy Italy

US student Amanda Knox has said she will fight to clear her name after an Italian court overturned her acquittal for killing Briton Meredith Kercher.
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The trouble with 'snitches'

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 0:42

The trouble with using police informants in the US
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VIDEO: US court debates gay marriage ban

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 22:54
related places: Washington, California

Supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage have gathered at the US Supreme Court in Washington as it considers a legal challenge brought by two gay couples from California.
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First woman to lead Secret Service

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 21:18

President Barack Obama appoints the first female director of the Secret Service, who takes over a year after the agency was rocked by vice scandal.
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US lottery winner's $338m 'pure joy'

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 21:02
related countries: Dominica Dominica

A Dominican immigrant and grocery shop-owner who won $338m (£223m) in a US lottery speaks of his "pure joy" at hitting the jackpot.
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US court weighs gay marriage ban

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 20:27
related places: America

US Supreme Court justices question the meaning of marriage and the government's role in defining it, as they weigh California's same-sex nuptials ban.
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US state gets toughest abortion law

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 19:34

North Dakota bans abortion once a foetal heartbeat can be detected - as early as six weeks - in the most restrictive law of its kind in the US.
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Knox to fight 'wrongful' allegations

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 17:37
related countries: Italy Italy

US student Amanda Knox says she will fight to clear her name after an Italian court overturns her acquittal for the murder of Briton Meredith Kercher.
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US cuts 'hit consumer sentiment'

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 14:48

US consumer confidence fell sharply this month, affected by federal budget cuts, a closely watched report suggests.
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Search and rescue role privatised

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 12:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Private company the Bristow Group is to take over the UK's helicopter search and rescue operations, including those of the RAF and Royal Navy.
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VIDEO: N Korea in 'combat posture No 1'

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 10:25

North Korea says it has ordered artillery and rocket units into "combat posture" to prepare to target US bases in Hawaii, Guam and the US mainland.
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Motown hits producer Richards dies

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 10:03
related places: Richards

Motown songwriter-producer Deke Richards, who was behind songs including the Jackson 5's first three US number one hits, dies aged 68.
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VIDEO: US justices consider gay marriage

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 6:51

The US Supreme Court is to consider two landmark cases on gay marriage in back-to-back-hearings.
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US jails Chinese defence engineer

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 3:42
related countries: China China

A US court sentences a Chinese national to over five years in prison for illegally exporting military trade secrets to China.
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Convict linked to US jail boss death

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 1:46
related places: Texas, Colorado

A parolee who died after a gunfight with Texas police is linked to the death of a Colorado prison chief after shell casings are examined, police say.
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VIDEO: Can painting improve your grades?

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 0:17

What happened when US school fired security and hired art tutors?
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UK economic policy 'illogical'

Monday, March 25th 2013, 22:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Austerity in the UK has cut demand and output more than even pessimists predicted, former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers tells the BBC.
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US museum's entrance fee 'deceptive'

Monday, March 25th 2013, 19:18

The Metropolitan Museum's steep "recommended" admission fee deceives patrons legally entitled to pay as little as they choose, a lawsuit charges.
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Bernanke defends low interest rates

Monday, March 25th 2013, 19:15

Ben Bernanke defends the low interest rate policies of the US Federal Reserve and central banks in Europe, saying they were helping to boost the global economy.
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US army hands over Bagram prison

Monday, March 25th 2013, 17:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Bagram

The US army hands over to Afghanistan the notorious Bagram jail, resolving an issue that has strained ties between the countries.
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China 'buys Russian fighter jets'

Monday, March 25th 2013, 16:43
related countries: China China, Russia Russia

China has agreed to buy 24 fighter jets and four submarines from Russia, state media say, amid what some see as moves to counterbalance US military might.
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US spring snowstorm pushes east

Monday, March 25th 2013, 14:01

A spring storm that brought as much as 17in (43 cm) of snow to the US Midwest and is blamed for two deaths moves toward the populous East Coast.
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VIDEO: 'I paid captors to free my husband'

Monday, March 25th 2013, 13:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Philippines Philippines

The wife of an Australian man kidnapped by an al-Qaeda-linked group in the Philippines has revealed that she paid a ransom of four million pesos (US$98,000) to secure his release.
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Harry lined up for six-day US tour

Monday, March 25th 2013, 12:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: May, Palace

Prince Harry is to tour the US in May to help promote the rehabilitation of injured American and UK troops, St James's Palace says.
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Cartoon cavemen top US box office

Monday, March 25th 2013, 9:49

Cavemen comedy The Croods clubs its rivals to claim top spot at the North American box office with a $44.7 million (£29.3 million) haul.
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S Korea and US sign military plan

Monday, March 25th 2013, 8:23
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

South Korea and the United States sign a plan providing for a joint response in the event of "provocations" from North Korea.
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The gay airman who took on the US military

Monday, March 25th 2013, 1:25

The airman who came out in 1975 and broke the military's ban
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Kerry presses Iraq on Iran flights

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 14:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry says it is problematic that Iranian planes with arms for Syria are flying over Iraq, in an unannounced visit to Baghdad.
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New Pope to visit Brazil in July

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 10:47
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Pope Francis, the Catholic Church's first Latin American leader, announces in his Palm Sunday homily he will visit Brazil in July for a youth festival.
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VIDEO: Obama ends Mid East trip at Petra

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 16:53
related places: Petra

US President Barack Obama has left the Middle East after a four-day official tour of the region.
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Obama visits ancient ruins of Petra

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 10:11
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: Petra

US President Barack Obama ends his visit to the Middle East with a trip to the famous ancient ruins of Petra in Jordan.
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My Chemical Romance announce split

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 9:59

The US rock group announce their break-up after 12 years together.
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VIDEO: Has Obama charmed the Middle East?

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 23:11
related countries: Israel Israel, Jordan Jordan, Syria Syria

US President Barack Obama has met Palestinian, Israeli and Jordanian leaders on his visit to the Middle East - with Syria and the stalled peace process key areas under discussion.
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US to close 149 air traffic towers

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 20:46

The US aviation agency says it plans to close 149 air traffic control towers in order to cope with steep budget cuts that took effect this month.
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Obama pledges extra $200m to Jordan

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 18:29
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Syria Syria

US President Barack Obama pledges to give Jordan an additional $200m (£131m) to help deal with the growing number of Syrian refugees in the country.
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Obama visits symbolic Mid-East sites

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 14:55
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank
related places: Bethlehem

US President Barack Obama concludes his trip to Israel and the West Bank by paying his respects to victims of the Holocaust and visiting Bethlehem.
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Bogus pilot caught in US jet cockpit

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 14:44
related places: Philadelphia, Frenchman

A Frenchman has been charged with impersonating a pilot after he was found in the cockpit of a plane due to take off in Philadelphia, police say.
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US Marine 'shoots two and himself'

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 14:11
related places: Virginia

A US Marine has shot dead a male and female colleague before turning the gun on himself at a base in the state of Virginia, say military officials.
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Soprano Rise Stevens dies aged 99

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 11:52
related places: New York

US mezzo-soprano opera singer Rise Stevens, who sang with the Metropolitan Opera for more than 20 years, has died in New York, three months shy of her 100th birthday.
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US blacklists Mali militant group

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 11:05
related countries: Mali Mali

The US government placed Mali's Islamist group Ansar Dine on its terror blacklist because of continued links to al-Qaeda's North Africa branch.
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Pakistan drone attack 'kills three'

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 8:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

At least three suspected militants are killed by a US drone strike near the Pakistani border with Afghanistan, security officials say.
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VIDEO: Terror in US shop as gunman opens fire

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 3:02
related places: Philadelphia

US police in Philadelphia are trying to find a man who fired into an Asian food store and wounded three people on Tuesday night.
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US drills 'did not cause illnesses'

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 2:21
related countries: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
related places: Vieques

A US agency says it found no proof that years of army drills on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques caused higher levels of illness.
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VIDEO: How the year US troops served shaped their war

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 0:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq

How the period in which troops served in Iraq shaped their fight
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VIDEO: Obama urges return to peace talks

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 22:54
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Barack Obama has called on Israelis and Palestinians to return to peace talks, as he makes his first visit to Israel and the West Bank as US president.
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Nike shares jump on strong earnings

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 22:16
related countries: China China

Nike's quarterly profits beat analysts' forecasts as a recovery in US sales and lower material costs help offset continued weakness in China.
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