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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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Court rules against US detainee

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 10:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK Supreme Court rules against a legal charity which argued a Pakistani national in US custody should be handed over to the UK.
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US counts cost as Sandy recedes

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 5:33
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Sandy

At least 40 people have been killed, millions are without power and transport across the north-eastern US has been severely disrupted as storm Sandy heads north for Canada.
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VIDEO: 'There are rollercoasters in the water'

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 4:46
related places: New York, Seaside Heights

A massive clean up is under way from what may be, according to New York's mayor, the worst storm the north-east coast of the US has ever seen. Jody Herrington from the charity Operation Blessing said that at Seaside Heights in New Jersey there were r
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VIDEO: Katrina mayor: What America has learned

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 3:31
related places: America, Sandy

The day after super-storm Sandy hit the US east coast, the region is dealing with the aftermath: flooding, fires and major power outages.
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VIDEO: Strict US voting laws affect millions

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 0:58

Will millions of Americans be denied the vote?
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How Alistair Cooke brought two nations together

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 0:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

How Alistair Cooke brought Britain and the US together
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Guilty plea in US agent's murder

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 23:48
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A Mexican man pleads guilty to killing US border agent Brian Terry in a shoot-out linked to the botched US gun-smuggling operation dubbed Fast and Furious..
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Storm blows US campaign off track

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 22:47
related places: Ohio, Romney

President Obama halts campaigning for a third day to focus on storm relief, while Mitt Romney holds a storm-relief event in the key state of Ohio.
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VIDEO: New York major disaster declared

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 18:55
related places: Sandy

US President Barack Obama has declared a "major disaster" in New York state after storm Sandy smashed into the US East Coast, causing flooding and cutting power to millions.
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Sandy damage estimated at $20bn

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 17:12

Businesses on the US East Coast continue to be disrupted by storm Sandy, with total damage estimated at between $10bn and $20bn (£6bn-£12bn).
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New York major disaster declared

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 17:00
related places: Sandy, New York

President Obama declares a "major disaster" in New York state after "super-storm" Sandy triggers devastating floods and cuts power to millions on the US East Coast.
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Europe losses curb Ford profits

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 13:00
related places: Ford

Ford and Fiat report higher third quarter profits driven by strong North America sales, while problems in the eurozone continue to hit sales there.
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Storm Sandy batters US East Coast

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 9:53

New York is hit by severe flooding as cyclone Sandy hits the eastern US, causing storm surges, power cuts and leaving at least 13 people dead.
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Storm Sandy cancels flights to US

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 9:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Passengers flying to the US from the UK continue to have their journeys disrupted as a result of the cyclone sweeping through the area.
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VIDEO: Hollywood 'gaining ground' in China

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 1:48
related countries: China China
related places: America, Hollywood

For decades, America has been able to extend its "soft power" beyond its shores through Hollywood movies. According to the BBC's John Sudworth, those American movies are still proving a big hit with Chinese audiences.
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Hurricane to close markets again

Monday, October 29th 2012, 23:17

Hurricane Sandy has severely disrupted financial dealings in the US and is set to close stock exchanges for a second day.
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US braces for storm's landfall

Monday, October 29th 2012, 23:08

Post-tropical cyclone Sandy is bearing down on the US East Coast, closing financial markets, paralysing transport and forcing mass evacuations.
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VIDEO: Sandy halts US election campaigns

Monday, October 29th 2012, 22:54

The arrival of Hurricane Sandy is disrupting the final stages of campaigning for the US presidential election.
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Hurricane disrupts UK passengers

Monday, October 29th 2012, 21:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Thousands of passengers face disruption with the cancellation of flights between Britain and the east coast of the US as Hurricane Sandy hits.
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VIDEO: US east coast prepares for Sandy

Monday, October 29th 2012, 16:41
related places: America, Sandy

Hurricane Sandy is bearing down on America's most densely populated region, with storm surges and flooding forecast up and down the East Coast.
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Green Day cancel plans until 2013

Monday, October 29th 2012, 14:43

The US band cancel all commitments until March 2013, as front man Billie Joe Armstrong continues to get help for substance abuse.
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HMS Bounty abandoned amid Sandy

Monday, October 29th 2012, 14:04
related places: Sandy

The US coastguard rescues 14 of at least 16 people forced to abandon the replica HMS Bounty off the coast of North Carolina amid Hurricane Sandy.
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Mali focus for Clinton in Algeria

Monday, October 29th 2012, 13:51
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Mali Mali
related places: Clinton

US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton visits Algeria to discuss the growing threat posed by militant Islamists in neighbouring Mali, US officials say.
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US states begin storm shutdown

Monday, October 29th 2012, 9:16

President Obama warns Americans to take Hurricane Sandy seriously, as the eastern seaboard starts to shut down ahead of a feared super-storm.
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Argo climbs to US chart summit

Monday, October 29th 2012, 9:10
related places: Argo

Ben Affleck's Argo claims the number one spot on the North American box office chart, three weeks after its release.
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Why stamina is key in the US election

Monday, October 29th 2012, 0:03

How much stamina does it take to win the US presidency?
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VIDEO: US braced as Sandy heads for coast

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 22:26
related places: America, Monday

Residents in states along the East Coast are braced for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, which is set to intensify as it merges with a wintry storm from the western US.
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Storm threat to key US poll week

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 14:40

Hurricane Sandy becomes a political storm as it swirls towards the US, forcing presidential candidates to adjust or cancel events.
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Singer Natina Reed killed by car

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 10:52
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Natina Reed, a member of the US R&B trio Blaque who played a cheerleader in the 2000 film Bring It On, has died in Georgia, police confirm.
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US East Coast braced for storm

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 21:11

People in the US East Coast are urged to prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, a fierce storm that has killed nearly 60 people across the Caribbean.
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VIDEO: Nanny 'prime suspect' in US killings

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 19:49

New York City police are hoping to interview a nanny after two children were discovered stabbed to death in a luxury apartment on Thursday evening.
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Indonesia makes 11 terror arrests

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 18:43
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta, Western

Police in Indonesia arrest 11 people suspected of planning terror attacks against several Western targets, including the US embassy in Jakarta.
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US 'quizzes Imran Khan on drones'

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 9:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was stopped by the US authorities for questioning on his views on US drone strikes, he says.
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'Frankenstorm' barrels towards US

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 8:17

Hurricane Sandy could merge with a winter storm to create what they have dubbed "Frankenstorm" as it bears down on the US, forecasters warn.
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VIDEO: Hezbollah accused of backing Assad

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 8:00
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria

The US has accused pro-Syrian groups in Lebanon - including Hezbollah - of providing training, advice, and logistical support to the Syrian military, raising fears that the conflict could spread beyond Syria's borders.
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VIDEO: Hurricane is dubbed 'Frankenstorm'

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 2:35

Hurricane Sandy could merge with a winter storm to create what has been dubbed "Frankenstorm" in the US, forecasters have warned.
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Romney promises US 'real change'

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 0:39

Mitt Romney promises "real change" against President Obama's "status quo", in a speech following better-than-expected US economic figures.
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What sitcoms say about America

Friday, October 26th 2012, 23:28
related places: America

What Family Guy tells us about American voters
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US Senator Harry Reid in crash

Friday, October 26th 2012, 22:51
related places: Las Vegas

US Senator Harry Reid is taken to hospital after being involved in a car crash on a highway through Las Vegas, the senator's office confirms.
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VIDEO: On the campaign trail with US rivals

Friday, October 26th 2012, 22:01
related places: Republican

With less than two weeks to go until the US election, President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney have once again been hitting the campaign trial.
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US economic growth up sharply

Friday, October 26th 2012, 17:36

The US economy grew at a faster-than-expected annualised pace of 2%, official figures show, as the US presidential election approaches.
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US election: Five campaign cash comparisons

Friday, October 26th 2012, 17:32
related places: Money

Money spent on US election = how many fighter jets?
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Anglo American chief to step down

Friday, October 26th 2012, 16:11

Cynthia Carroll is to step down as chief executive of mining firm Anglo American following shareholder pressure, leaving just two women running FTSE 100 firms.
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Briton 'to admit' weapons charges

Friday, October 26th 2012, 12:54
related countries: Iran Iran

Retired UK businessman Christopher Tappin, extradited to the US on charges of selling weapons parts to Iran, is to change his plea to guilty.
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AUDIO: US policeman in 'cannibal plot'

Friday, October 26th 2012, 11:21

Radio 5 live heard about the policeman arrested for 'plotting to abduct and cook' women before killing and eating them.
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China condemns NY Times 'smear'

Friday, October 26th 2012, 9:59
related countries: China China

China condemns as a "smear" a New York Times report saying Premier Wen Jiabao's relatives have accumulated billions of dollars.
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VIDEO: Hurricane Sandy bears down on US

Friday, October 26th 2012, 5:33
related countries: The Bahamas The Bahamas, Cuba Cuba, Jamaica Jamaica

Hurricane Sandy has swept north over the Bahamas towards the US, having reportedly killed some 20 people as it tore through Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica.
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Obama casts early vote in Chicago

Friday, October 26th 2012, 0:06
related places: Chicago

US President Barack Obama casts his vote in his Illinois hometown as he seeks to boost early ballots in an election race that is now neck-and-neck.
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Your questions to Katty Kay

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 21:52

BBC correspondent Katty Kay answers your Twitter questions
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Unencrypted flight code warning

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 18:23

A vulnerability in US airline boarding pass barcodes could allow passengers to bring unauthorised items on board, warns a security expert.
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US concern over Kiev detention

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 12:20
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

The US embassy in Moscow expresses concern over the detention of a Russian opposition activist in Kiev and his transfer to Moscow in mysterious circumstances.
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VIDEO: Obama explains debate failings

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 9:17

President Obama says his performance during the first presidential debate amounted to "a bad night", in an appearance on the US talk show The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
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Cruise sues over Suri headlines

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 8:38

A lawyer for Tom Cruise says the actor is suing a US magazine publisher for $50m over a cover story claiming he had abandoned his daughter Suri.
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US trade judge sides with Apple

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 3:59
related places: Apple

A US International Trade Commission judge, in a preliminary ruling, says Samsung infringed four of Apple's intellectual property patents.
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Campaigner in 'voter fraud' video

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 3:49
related places: Virginia

The son of a US congressman from Virginia resigns from his father's campaign after a secret video shows him discussing possible voter fraud.
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Is the election already decided?

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 23:16

Has the US election already been decided?
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US bank boss jailed for two years

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 20:45

Former Goldman Sachs board member Rajat Gupta is sentenced to two years in jail after being found guilty on four counts of insider trading.
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Bank of America hit by fraud suit

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 20:26
related places: America

Bank of America is being sued for $1bn for alleged mortgage fraud relating to loans it sold to US mortgage agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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US unemployment 'elevated' - Fed

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 18:57

The Federal Reserve reiterates that the US economy is only growing slowly, and that the country's unemployment rate "remains elevated".
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US candidate's rape-remark regret

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 18:41

Republican US Senate hopeful Richard Mourdock expresses regret a day after suggesting pregnancies caused by rape were God's plan.
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Nike agrees Umbro sale for $225m

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 17:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sportswear giant Nike agrees a deal to sell UK sports brand Umbro to US clothing company Iconix Brand Group for $225m.
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US bookstore warns of stolen data

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 17:27
related places: Barnes, Noble

The largest US bookseller, Barnes and Noble, says shoppers may have had credit card data stolen after keypads in 63 stores were tampered with.
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Ford plans to shut Belgian plant

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 16:05
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Genk, Union, Ford

US car giant Ford announces plans to close its factory at Genk in Belgium and fears grow over the future of its Transit van plant in Southampton.
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VIDEO: European car manufacturers struggling

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 15:31
related countries: Belgium Belgium, France France
related places: Genk, Ford

US car giant Ford announces plans to close its factory at Genk in Belgium and French manufacturer PSA Peugeot Citroen has secured a 7bn euro state guarantee.
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McIlroy eyes US & European double

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 11:09
related places: Shanghai

Rory McIlroy continues his bid to top the money lists on the European and US tours at the BMW Masters in Shanghai.
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Syrian rebels 'have US weapons'

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 9:36
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Anti-government rebels in Syria have acquired portable surface-to-air missiles, including US-made Stingers, a top Russian general says.
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US calls for Lebanon stability

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 7:49
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The US voices its support for Lebanese efforts to form a new government as tensions escalate over the killing of a senior security official.
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Surfer killed in US shark attack

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 4:14
related places: California

A 39-year-old surfer dies after a shark attack off the California coast - the second fatal incident there in two years.
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Obama and Romney in final push

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 1:40
related places: Republican, Romney

President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney are beginning a two-week drive to US election day after their final TV debate.
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Could an 'unknown' decide the US election?

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 0:51

Could "third party" candidates play a crucial US election role?
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Candidates spar on foreign policy

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 23:24
related countries: Libya Libya, Syria Syria

US President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney clash on Israel, Iran, the Arab Spring and China in the third and final presidential debate.
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Shares fall in Europe and the US

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 20:40
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Atlantic

Share indexes fall on both sides of the Atlantic after weak results from two large US companies, and more bad news for the Spanish economy.
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US strip club denied tax break

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 20:31

A strip club cannot claim a tax exemption for the performing arts because lap dances do not promote culture, the state supreme court rules.
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VIDEO: US rivals spar on foreign policy

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 18:45
related places: Republican

US President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney have battled over national security in the third and final presidential debate.
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UK accused over US drone strikes

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 16:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A High Court hearing into the alleged use of British intelligence in US drone attacks in Pakistan hears such co-operation could be "assisting murder".
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US Apple patents ruled invalid

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 16:10
related places: Apple

The US patent office has ruled a set of Apple patents invalid, throwing into question an earlier judgement.
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Graham leads TS Eliot prize nods

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 15:40
related places: Poetry

US poet Jorie Graham has been shortlisted for this year's TS Eliot Prize for Poetry.
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Homeland signs for third series

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 9:16
related places: Homeland

Hit US TV series Homeland is given a third season from the American cable network, Showtime.
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GrainCorp weighs ADM takeover bid

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 2:22
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's largest grain merchant, GrainCorp, says it is reviewing a takeover offer from the US agri-business group Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).
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Three killed in US spa shooting

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 18:17
related places: Brookfield

A man who opened fire at a beauty spa in the US state of Wisconsin has killed three people, including his wife, and injured four.
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VIDEO: US 2012: Mothers key to Denver vote

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 18:07
related places: Denver

As the US presidential election campaign enters its final two weeks, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's teams are fighting to gain the votes of the "Walmart Moms".
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Whale 'makes human-like sounds'

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 16:02

Researchers in the US are shocked to hear a whale making vocalisations similar to human speech in frequency and cadence.
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Paranormal sequel draws audiences

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 10:08

The fourth instalment in the Paranormal Activity franchise takes the top spot at the North American box office ahead of Halloween.
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US to help in Lebanon bomb probe

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 6:15
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

The US says it will help with the investigation into a bombing that killed a senior Lebanese intelligence official, as clashes continue in Beirut.
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Okinawa assembly in rape protest

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 5:53
related countries: Japan Japan

Okinawan lawmakers pass a protest resolution following the arrest of two US troops over the alleged rape of a Japanese woman.
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VIDEO: Badge man predicts Ohio winner

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 23:57
related places: Ohio

Political badge man hard at work on the US campaign trail
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Has your country figured in the US election?

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 23:44

How much does the next president love your country?
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Spain waits for US to finish bomb clean-up

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 23:05
related countries: Spain Spain

Is US ready to finish clean-up of Spanish nuclear bomb village?
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Nixon's challenger McGovern dies

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 17:25
related places: McGovern

Former US Senator George McGovern, who stood as the Democratic presidential candidate against Richard Nixon in 1972, dies, aged 90.
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VIDEO: First Native American saint named

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 16:27

A Native American and six others have been named as saints by Pope Benedict XVI at the start of a new drive to deepen the faith of believers.
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EBay 'pays only £1.2m in UK tax'

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 14:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US auction site eBay paid only £1.2m in tax back in 2010 in the UK, where it generated sales of about £800m, according to an investigation by the Sunday Times.
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Pope names Native American saint

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 13:28

A Native American and six others are named as saints by Pope Benedict XVI at the start of a new drive to deepen the faith of believers.
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Iran dismisses US talks report

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 12:52
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran dismisses a report in the New York Times saying that it agreed to one-on-one talks over its controversial nuclear programme with the US.
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US rejects Iranian talks report

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 1:43
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: White House

The White House denies a New York Times report saying Iran has agreed to one-on-one negotiations with the US over its nuclear programme.
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US-Israel exercise to test two-front threat

Saturday, October 20th 2012, 11:59

Huge Israel-US military exercise to test response to two-front threat
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Romney derides 'no agenda' Obama

Saturday, October 20th 2012, 2:24

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney derides US President Barack Obama, saying his rival has "no agenda" worthy of a second term in office.
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Two visions of an American future

Saturday, October 20th 2012, 0:34

Two men from the past shaping the US election
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Canadian to face US extradition

Friday, October 19th 2012, 23:42
related countries: Canada Canada, Iraq Iraq

A Iraq-born Canadian citizen should be extradited to the US on charges he was linked to at least two deadly suicide bombings in Iraq, a judge rules.
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US air staff sacked over security

Friday, October 19th 2012, 20:59

US airport security officials are to fire 25 employees and suspend another 19 after an investigation into improper screening of checked luggage in New Jersey.
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Top 10 US political donors

Friday, October 19th 2012, 18:04

Who are the top 10 US political donors?
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