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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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US town police ban 'walk-texting'

Monday, May 14th 2012, 11:40

Pedestrians in an American town are being fined £50 for texting while they walk.
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Facebook's Saverin quits the US

Monday, May 14th 2012, 11:12

Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin has renounced his US citizenship, just days ahead of the company's stock flotation.
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VIDEO: From college janitor to graduate

Monday, May 14th 2012, 9:00

After years of mopping floors and taking out rubbish at Columbia University in the US, janitor Gac Filipaj swaps his overalls for a cap and gown to collect his bachelor's degree in classics.
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VIDEO: US forces women 'allowed near combat'

Monday, May 14th 2012, 6:23

Women in the US military will be able to serve with battalions close to the front lines of combat, although they will still not be able to serve in combat themselves.
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Sea Shepherd founder 'arrested'

Monday, May 14th 2012, 4:28
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, Germany Germany

The founder of US-based anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd, Paul Watson, is arrested in Germany and faces extradition to Costa Rica, the group says.
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Ashton Kutcher renews sitcom deal

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 10:41

US sitcom Two and a Half Men will return for a tenth season, a year after Ashton Kutcher took over from Charlie Sheen.
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Nature and culture loss 'linked'

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 0:27

A study by US researchers highlights a link between the loss of biologically rich areas and a decline in linguistic and cultural diversity.
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Yemen militants 'killed by drone'

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 22:11
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemeni military officials say at least 10 al-Qaeda militants have been killed in two aerial attacks thought to be by US drones in the south of the country.
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Romney rejects same-sex marriage

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 20:31

Presumptive US Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney restates his opposition to same-sex marriage, days after President Obama backed it.
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JPMorgan faces growing scrutiny

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 15:10

US bank JPMorgan Chase faces stiff criticism from politicians after admitting a $2bn loss that led to a nosedive in its share price.
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US teen cleared of killing mother

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 8:18
related countries: India India

An Indian appeals court overturns the conviction of a US teenager who had been accused of murdering his mother at an resort in 2010.
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Stevie Wonder 'extortion plot'

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 1:01

Two people are arrested in the US and charged with trying to extort money from the singer Stevie Wonder.
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Car designer Carroll Shelby dies

Friday, May 11th 2012, 23:57
related places: Shelby, Texas

US car designer Carroll Shelby, who gave his name to the famous Shelby Cobra sports car, dies in a Texas hospital aged 89.
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US resumes arms sales to Bahrain

Friday, May 11th 2012, 21:35
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The US partially resumes sales of weapons to Bahrain, but says it is excluding equipment that can be used to suppress protests.
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JPMorgan shares plunge on loss

Friday, May 11th 2012, 20:57

Shares in JPMorgan Chase, the biggest US bank, dive 9% after it reveals a surprise trading loss of $2bn (£1.2bn) on complex investments.
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Edwards loses move to quash trial

Friday, May 11th 2012, 20:50

A judge in the campaign finance trial of John Edwards dismisses a motion by his lawyers to drop charges against the former US presidential candidate.
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HSBC sells South American units

Friday, May 11th 2012, 20:16
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Paraguay Paraguay, Peru Peru

HSBC sells units in Colombia, Peru, Uruguay and Paraguay to Banco GNB Sudameris for $400m.
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US ex-detective killed love rival

Friday, May 11th 2012, 20:00
related places: Los Angeles

A former Los Angeles detective is jailed for murdering her ex-lover's wife, 26 years after the crime, snared by DNA from a bite mark on her victim.
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US condemns 'war on Islam' course

Friday, May 11th 2012, 16:12
related places: America

America's top military officer condemns a training course taught at a US military college that advocated a "total war" against Muslims.
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Top Hollywood donors cheer Obama

Friday, May 11th 2012, 13:58
related places: Hollywood

US President Obama is applauded by Hollywood donors over his support for gay marriage, at a fundraiser hosted by George Clooney.
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'No progress' for China dissident

Friday, May 11th 2012, 12:06
related countries: China China

Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese dissident who escaped house arrest and hid in the US embassy, says there is no progress on his passport application.
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AUDIO: JPMorgan loss 'not life threatening'

Friday, May 11th 2012, 9:57

JPMorgan Chase, the biggest US bank, has revealed a surprise trading loss of at least $2bn (�1.2bn) on complex investments made by its traders. Mike Mayo, US banking analyst at investment firm CLSA, told the Today programme that 'thought investment
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AUDIO: US condemns 'War with Islam' training

Friday, May 11th 2012, 9:55
related places: America, Centre

America's top military officer has condemned a course taught about Islam at one of the US's top military schools as "totally objectionable". Lawrence Korb, of the Centre for American Progress, told the Today programme that some people in the military
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JPMorgan reveals shock $2bn loss

Friday, May 11th 2012, 9:42

JPMorgan Chase, the biggest US bank, reveals a surprise trading loss of $2bn (£1.2bn) on complex investments made by its traders.
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Underwear bomb spy 'was British'

Friday, May 11th 2012, 9:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The undercover agent who infiltrated al-Qaeda and foiled an "underwear bomb" plot was a British man of Middle Eastern origin, US reports say.
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VIDEO: US Iranian TV show causing a stir

Friday, May 11th 2012, 5:44
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Los Angeles

Los Angeles is home to the largest number of Iranians or Persians, outside Iran, and a new reality TV show follows the lives of a wealthy group.
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N Korea outside media access up

Friday, May 11th 2012, 3:15
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Koreans have more access than before to outside media, especially foreign and South Korean DVDs, says a US study.
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US panel approves anti-HIV pill

Friday, May 11th 2012, 2:34

A panel of US health experts recommends formal approval of Truvada, a drug to prevent HIV infection in healthy people.
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Obama on gay marriage divides US

Friday, May 11th 2012, 1:37

US President Barack Obama is praised and condemned over his backing for gay marriage, as his campaign attacks Republican Mitt Romney on the issue.
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The US military and 'total war' on Islam?

Friday, May 11th 2012, 1:32

Mark Mardell on how US military taught officers about Islam
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US sheriff sued for 'profiling'

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 23:19
related places: Justice, Arizona

The US Department of Justice sues an Arizona sheriff accused of racially profiling Latinos, among other alleged civil rights violations.
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Deutsche admits US mortgage fraud

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 21:10

Deutsche Bank is to pay $202m (£125m) to settle charges it defrauded the US government over the resale of risky mortgages.
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Bomb plotter was 'secret agent'

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 19:18

The would-be suicide attacker in a foiled "underwear bomb" plot was a Saudi-recruited undercover agent, reports from the US say.
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Khan-Peterson rematch called off

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 16:39
related places: Peterson

Amir Khan's rematch with Lamont Peterson on 19 May is called off after the American champion's failed drugs test.
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Captive US soldier's family speak

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 14:32

The parents of Bowe Bergdahl, the only US soldier held by the Taliban, go public on their frustration with the pace of US efforts to have him freed.
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US trade deficit grows in March

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 13:16
related places: March, February

The US trade deficit widened at the fastest rate for 10 months in March following a narrowing in February, official figures show.
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China 'reprisals' on Chen family

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 13:01
related countries: China China

Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, who fled house arrest and spent six days in the US embassy, says his family is under intensified pressure from the authorities.
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US missile defence test 'success'

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 10:53

US forces destroy a target missile in the first successful test of a new Raytheon Co interceptor, designed to play a major role in missile defence.
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Glee star confirms show departure

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 10:52

Glee actress Amber Riley has revealed she is leaving the hit US show at the end of the current series.
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Beastie Boys return to US top 20

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 9:33

The Beastie Boys have returned to the US album charts following the death of band member Adam Yauch last week.
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Putin will not attend G8 summit

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 6:56
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin tells US President Barack Obama that he will not attend the G8 summit in the US later this month.
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US opens up banking to China firm

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 1:55
related countries: China China
related places: Industrial

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China gets the nod to take over a US bank, the first such US approval for a Chinese firm.
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VIDEO: Chen awaits permission for US move

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 23:44
related countries: China China

The Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng says he is waiting for the paperwork to be completed before he can leave the country for the United States.
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VIDEO: US highwire walker's stumble

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 23:17
related places: Baltimore, Niagara Falls

Nik Wallenda, an acrobat set to walk a tightrope over Niagara Falls this summer, drew gasps after stumbling during walk 100 feet (30m) above Baltimore's Inner Harbour.
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Obama supports same-sex marriage

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 20:57

Barack Obama becomes the first US president to back gay marriage, speaking out on the politically charged issue in a TV interview.
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VIDEO: Obama supports same-sex marriage

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 19:38

Barack Obama becomes the first US president to back gay marriage, as he speaks out on the politically charged issue in an interview with ABC News.
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Inmate upsets Obama in US primary

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 18:57
related places: Texas, West Virginia

A Texas convict won about 40% of voters in West Virginia's democratic primary, potentially taking a few delegates from President Barack Obama.
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Chen 'waiting for China passport'

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 17:35
related countries: China China

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng says he is waiting for the authorities to issue his passport, so he can leave to study in the US.
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N Carolina approves gay union ban

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 15:14

Residents of North Carolina approve a constitutional ban on gay unions, initial results suggest, making the state the 29th to limit gay marriage rights.
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AOL to pass on patent proceeds

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 14:44

US internet firm AOL announces it intends to hand to shareholders all the proceeds from its sale of 800 patents to Microsoft.
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Obama's speechwriter pens sitcom

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 10:06

US television network NBC commissions a sitcom created by former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett.
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Twitter resists US court's demand

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 9:47

Twitter objects to a US court order ordering it to hand over old messages posted by a Occupy Wall Street protester.
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Ed Sheeran pulls out of US gigs

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 9:36

The 21-year-old singer cancels Snow Patrol support gigs in North America for "personal reasons" but denies reports about enterting rehab.
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US targets Mexico drug lord sons

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 9:10
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Sinaloa

The US adds two sons of Mexico's most wanted man Joaquin Guzman to its drugs kingpin blacklist, saying they play key roles in his Sinaloa cartel.
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Strong rise in profits at Toyota

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 8:11

Toyota's profits jump five-fold amid a recovery from last year's natural disasters and a pick up in the US car market.
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VIDEO: Underwear bomber 'was double agent'

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 5:25

Reports from the US say the would-be suicide attacker in a foiled "underwear bomb" plot was in fact a double agent.
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Asia markets join global sell-off

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 3:23
related countries: Greece Greece

Asian markets fall, tracking falls in Europe and the US, amid political uncertainty in Greece.
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Shares fall on Greece uncertainty

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 21:55
related countries: Greece Greece

European and US shares fall on Tuesday as investors worry about Greece's ability to form a new government.
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VIDEO: US author Maurice Sendak dies

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 21:05

Maurice Sendak, the US author of the best-selling children's book Where the Wild Things Are, dies aged 83
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Al-Qaeda bomb 'foiled by insider'

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 20:03
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A bomb plot by a Yemen-based al-Qaeda group involving an updated "underwear bomb" was foiled by insider infiltrating a terror cell, US officials say.
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Wild Things author Sendak dies

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 19:06

Maurice Sendak, the US author of the best-selling children's book Where the Wild Things Are, dies aged 83.
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Miller withdraws bid for Rangers

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 15:56

Bill Miller abandons his offer to buy Rangers, blaming fan opposition and over-optimistic financial information.
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Santorum formally endorses Romney

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 15:45
related places: Romney

Failed US Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum announces support for his former rival Mitt Romney, in a late-night email to supporters.
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US 'foils underwear bomb plot'

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 13:43

The US foils a plot by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to detonate an upgraded version of the failed 2009 "underwear bomb", American officials say.
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China buying Iran oil with yuan

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 13:27
related countries: China China, Iran Iran

China is buying crude oil from Iran paid for with its own currency, the yuan, despite a US-led boycott of Iran over its nuclear programme.
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VIDEO: Experts analyse new underpants bomb

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 12:01

Experts in the United States have been analysing a sophisticated new al-Qaeda bomb to see if it could have slipped past airport security.
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VIDEO: Are American Jews fed up with Israel?

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 11:48
related countries: Israel Israel

The Jewish American academic Norman Finkelstein explains how he is often accused of pandering to anti-semites with his controversial views.
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Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 11:07
related countries: China China

US and Chinese defence ministers pledge to co-operate on cybersecurity, despite accusations that China is behind online attacks against the US.
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Orchestra leader Lindsey dies

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 10:58
related places: Lindsey, California

Mort Lindsey, the orchestra leader and composer celebrated in the US for his work with Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand, dies in California at the age of 89.
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Simon receives Polar Music Prize

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 10:41

US singer Paul Simon and cellist Yo-Yo Ma are the recipients of this year's Polar Music Prize.
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Google gets driverless licence

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 10:27
related places: Nevada

Driverless cars are set to hit the roads of Nevada as Google is granted the first US autonomous vehicle licence.
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Clinton pushes Pakistan on terror

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 8:38
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls on Pakistan to do more to crack down on militancy, at the close of a two-day trip to India.
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US drug company in $1.6bn payout

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 4:43

Drug firm Abbott Laboratories agrees to pay out $1.6bn (£1bn) after improperly marketing mood-stabilising drug Depakote.
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Harry praises wounded 'heroes'

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 0:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prince Harry has paid tribute to wounded UK service personnel who took part in a tournament called Warrior Games, during a short trip to the US.
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Colombian 'drug lord' surrenders

Monday, May 7th 2012, 19:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Colombia Colombia

A man who is accused of leading one of the most influential drug gangs in Colombia hands himself in to US counter-narcotics agents in Aruba.
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Monday, May 7th 2012, 19:22
related places: Java, Oracle

A US jury finds Google breached copyright in a case brought by Oracle over Java programming language but cannot agree whether it constitutes "fair use".
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US hostage video plea released

Monday, May 7th 2012, 18:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: August

US hostage Warren Weinstein, seized in Pakistan in 2011, pleads for his life in a video posted to Islamist sites, a US monitoring group says.
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Skype death soldier 'not shot'

Monday, May 7th 2012, 17:00

A US Army nurse who died while on Skype with his wife was not shot, the Army says, after she insisted she saw a bullet hole behind him.
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Election fears prove short-lived

Monday, May 7th 2012, 16:52
related countries: France France, Greece Greece

European shares finish higher on Monday as investor concerns about government austerity plans following weekend election results proved short-lived.
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Inquiry into Kentucky Derby death

Monday, May 7th 2012, 15:20
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala
related places: Louisville

A murder investigation is under way in the US city of Louisville after the body of a Guatemalan man is found in a barn at the Kentucky Derby racetrack.
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US '60s sitcom actor Lindsey dies

Monday, May 7th 2012, 11:21
related places: Lindsey

George Lindsey, who found fame as petrol station attendant Goober Pyle on US sitcom the Andy Griffith show, dies at the age of 83.
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Clinton presses India on Iran oil

Monday, May 7th 2012, 10:56
related countries: India India

On a visit to India, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges the country to buy less oil from Iran, saying other supplies are available.
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Al-Qaeda leader killed in Yemen

Monday, May 7th 2012, 9:46
related countries: Yemen Yemen

An al-Qaeda leader in Yemen wanted in connection with the 2000 bombing of the warship USS Cole, Fahd al-Quso, is killed in an air raid, officials say.
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No timetable for Chen departure

Monday, May 7th 2012, 9:38
related countries: China China

Activist Chen Guangcheng says he does not know when - or if - he will be allowed to leave China because he has not started the process of getting a passport.
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McIlroy number one as Fowler wins

Monday, May 7th 2012, 6:14

Rory McIlroy regains his world number one status despite losing a play-off to American Rickie Fowler at Quail Hollow.
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US scientists who mean business

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 23:29

The American scientists who mean business
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Avengers breaks box office record

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 16:51

The Avengers superhero movie has trounced the record for the biggest ever US opening weekend, taking $200.3m (£123m) at the box office.
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US hikers wed after Iran ordeal

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 12:04
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: California

US hikers Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd, who were held in Iran as alleged spies, get married in California.
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Clinton backs microcredit pioneer

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 9:08
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton publicly backs microcredit pioneer Mohammed Yunus, urging Bangladesh not to undermine the Grameen Bank.
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Chaotic start to 9/11 tribunal

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 8:55

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others accused over 9/11 refuse to answer questions as they appear before a military tribunal at Guantanamo.
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Rallies kick off Obama campaign

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 8:46
related places: Ohio

US President Barack Obama kicks off his campaign for re-election in November with a rally in Ohio focusing on the economy.
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McIlroy surges up US leaderboard

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 22:12
related places: Quail Hollow

Rory McIlroy is two shots off the lead after the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow, North Carolina.
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US drone 'kills nine' in Pakistan

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 11:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Nine suspected militants have been killed by a US drone in a volatile tribal region of north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Call for US return of native land

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 2:09

A UN special rapporteur says he will recommend the US restore tribal lands, including the Black Hills of South Dakota, site of Mount Rushmore.
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US job growth slows during April

Friday, May 4th 2012, 21:06

The US economy created 115,000 jobs during April, fewer than the previous month and less than analysts had expected, sending stock markets lower.
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US expects Chen out of China soon

Friday, May 4th 2012, 20:51
related countries: China China

The US says Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has been offered a fellowship by a US university and it expects China to allow him out soon.
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Beastie Boys' Yauch dies aged 47

Friday, May 4th 2012, 20:42

Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch has died at the age of 47, after a three-year battle with cancer.
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New path for Keystone XL pipeline

Friday, May 4th 2012, 16:55
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Alberta

The Canadian firm trying to build an oil pipeline from Alberta to the US Gulf Coast has formally proposed a new route, the US state department says.
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Viewpoint: Why US and China need a deal on Chen

Friday, May 4th 2012, 12:12
related countries: China China

Why US and China need a deal on dissident Chen
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China may let dissident go abroad

Friday, May 4th 2012, 11:33
related countries: China China

China says prominent dissident Chen Guangcheng can apply to study abroad, potentially showing a way out of the diplomatic crisis with the US.
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