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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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Revenue concerns knock Groupon

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 17:58
related places: Monday, Wall Street

Shares in US voucher firm Groupon slump 26% as revenue figures reported on Monday evening disappoint Wall Street.
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US retail sales in surprise jump

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 15:04

US retail sales jumped unexpectedly in July, according to official data, pointing to a modest recovery in the world's biggest economy.
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Giant python caught in Florida

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 14:04
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: Florida

The biggest Burmese python ever caught in the wild in Florida has been captured in the Everglades, US scientists say.
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Texas gunman was being evicted

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 13:55
related places: Texas

A gunman who shot dead two people and injured several others while being evicted from his home near a Texas university is identified.
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VIDEO: US storms toss planes across airport

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 11:39
related places: Texas

Fierce storms have ripped through north Texas, badly damaging at least 15 small planes on the tarmac at Forth Worth's airport.
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Foster to head new TV mob drama

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 11:38
related places: Oscar

Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster is to direct and produce a new female mob drama for US cable network Showtime, according to reports.
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London 2012 'biggest US TV event'

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 8:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

NBC's coverage of the London Olympics was the "most-watched television event in US history", the US network announces.
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Injured actress leaves Good Wife

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 8:18

Actress Kristin Chenoweth leaves US drama The Good Wife to recover from her injuries after being struck by a piece of lighting equipment on the set.
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VIDEO: Two killed in Texas shooting

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 2:10
related places: Texas

A gunman has shot and killed a police officer and a civilian near a university in the US state of Texas.
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VIDEO: US laws combat Facebook login row

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 2:08

How Facebook is changing US employment laws
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US jails Somali pirate go-between

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 1:53
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A Somali man who acted as a hostage negotiator during the hijacking of an American yacht has been given 12 life sentences by a US judge.
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US unsurprised by Egypt reshuffle

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 0:58
related countries: Egypt Egypt

US officials say they are unsurprised that Egypt's new president reshuffled the military, a day after he dismissed the powerful army chief amid a power struggle.
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Obama and Ryan campaign in Iowa

Monday, August 13th 2012, 23:06
related places: Ryan, Republican, Iowa

US President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, clash on the campaign trail in the state of Iowa.
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Wife pleads for abducted American

Monday, August 13th 2012, 19:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The wife of an American aid expert abducted in Pakistan pleads for his safe return, on the first anniversary of his capture.
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Google to buy Frommer's guides

Monday, August 13th 2012, 17:14

Search giant Google agrees to buy the Frommer's travel guides from US publishing firm Wiley & Sons for an undisclosed sum.
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Organist Carlo Curley dies at 59

Monday, August 13th 2012, 17:08

American concert organist Carlo Curley, known as 'the Pavarotti of the organ' dies aged 59.
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Emergency food talks may be held

Monday, August 13th 2012, 14:11
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The US, France and Mexico are planning talks to consider whether an emergency meeting is needed to tackle the soaring price of grain.
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Bourne Legacy tops US box office

Monday, August 13th 2012, 8:29

Action film The Bourne Legacy tops the North American box office, knocking The Dark Knight Rises off the number one spot.
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I proved critics wrong - McIlroy

Monday, August 13th 2012, 8:00

Rory McIlroy says winning the US PGA Championship and returning to world number one proves his critics wrong.
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Magic McIlroy lands US PGA title

Monday, August 13th 2012, 6:46

Rory McIlroy claims his second major with a stunning eight-shot victory in the US PGA Championship at Kiawah Island.
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USA retain basketball title again

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 17:46
related countries: Spain Spain

The USA win their 14th Olympic basketball gold medal as they beat Spain 107-100 to defend their title yet again.
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Jackson site banned from trading

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 10:54

A businessman is banned from selling Michael Jackson memorabilia and using the singer's name online, after a US judge ruled he was guilty of copyright infringement.
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US restore medals table dominance

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 10:04
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The United States put aside the frustration of Beijing in 2008 to push China into second in the medals table
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Romney and Ryan tour key states

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 4:10
related places: Ryan

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his new running mate Paul Ryan tour key states that they need to win in November's election.
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McIlroy goes joint top at US PGA

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 0:18

Rory McIlroy shares the lead as play is suspended midway through the third round of the US PGA because of a thunderstorm.
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Daley secures 10m diving bronze

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 22:06

Tom Daley wins bronze for Great Britain with a nerveless display in the 10m platform, as USA's David Boudia takes gold.
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US beat France to win gold medal

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 22:03
related countries: France France

The United States cruise to the women's basketball Olympic gold medal as they sweep France aside 86-50 in the final at the North Greenwich Arena.
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US steps up planning for Syria

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 21:31
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says a working group will be set up with Turkey to plan a joint response to the deepening Syrian crisis.
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USA race to gold in 4x400m relay

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 20:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

USA win their fifth successive 4x400m Olympic gold medal as their quartet races to an easy victory at London 2012.
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Romney names Ryan as running mate

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 15:01
related places: Ryan

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney names fiscal conservative Paul Ryan as his running mate in November's election.
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Woods in a share of US PGA lead

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 6:58
related places: Kiawah Island

Tiger Woods is in a three-way share of the lead on four under at the halfway stage of a windy US PGA.
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Romney to announce running mate

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 6:32

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will announce his running mate for the November election with Paul Ryan tipped as his choice.
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US guards 'ran smuggling ring'

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 3:46
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Two former US border guards are convicted of smuggling in hundreds of immigrants across the border from Mexico, in a high-profile corruption case.
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US nuns won't 'compromise mission'

Friday, August 10th 2012, 22:58
related places: Vatican

US nuns who have come under fire from the Vatican say they will hold further talks with church leaders, but will not "compromise their mission".
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USA through to basketball final

Friday, August 10th 2012, 22:22
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Sunday

The USA will play Spain in the Olympic basketball final on Sunday, in a repeat of the 2008 Olympic showdown.
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Bahamas race to men's 4x400m gold

Friday, August 10th 2012, 20:53
related countries: The Bahamas The Bahamas

Great Britain finish fourth as the Bahamas beat the United States to take gold in the men's 4x400m relay.
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USA win relay with world record

Friday, August 10th 2012, 20:40

The United States women's relay team break the world record in claiming the 4x100m Olympic gold medal.
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Funeral for Sikh shooting victims

Friday, August 10th 2012, 19:31
related places: Sunday

Political leaders join mourners at the funerals of six victims of last Sunday's shooting at a Sikh temple in the US state of Wisconsin.
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Sharp corn price rises forecast

Friday, August 10th 2012, 17:57

The US Department of Agriculture slashes its forecasts for corn production and predicts sharp price rises, due to a drought and heatwave.
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Fort Hood plot US soldier jailed

Friday, August 10th 2012, 16:53
related places: Texas

A US soldier convicted of plotting to blow up a restaurant full of troops near Fort Hood, Texas, remains defiant as he is sentenced to life in jail.
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Friday, August 10th 2012, 14:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Ministry of Defence could be forced to reveal whether the UK had a role in supplying information to a US military "kill list" in Afghanistan.
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US troops killed in Afghanistan

Friday, August 10th 2012, 14:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Three US soldiers are killed by a gunman wearing uniform in the province of Helmand, Nato says, the second such incident in a week.
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UN demands US biofuel suspension

Friday, August 10th 2012, 13:26

The US should suspend its production of biofuel ethanol, the United Nations food agency says, as a drought and heatwave in the US drive up global food prices.
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Wikipedia locks Mitt Romney entry

Friday, August 10th 2012, 12:36
related places: Republican

Wikipedia entries for Mitt Romney and other Republican candidates in the US election are currently uneditable by non-users of the site.
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Veteran Hollywood publicist dies

Friday, August 10th 2012, 9:02
related places: Hollywood

Veteran US publicist Dale Olson, who represented Hollywood legends including Marilyn Monroe and Alfred Hitchcock dies aged 78.
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VIDEO: Robot pack horse unveiled in US

Friday, August 10th 2012, 6:49
related places: Las Vegas

A robot pack horse has been unveiled at a Las Vegas show for drones, which are of growing interest to non-military businesses.
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Mexican 'drug queen' extradited

Friday, August 10th 2012, 4:09
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Sinaloa, Pacific

Mexico extradites to the US Sandra Avila, known as the Queen of the Pacific, accused of helping build up the powerful Sinaloa drugs cartel in the 1990s.
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VIDEO: Robot pack mule unveiled in US

Friday, August 10th 2012, 3:34

The BBC's Alastair Leithead attends a convention in Las Vegas to find out how the military and police will be using drones in the future.
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McIlroy starts with 67 at US PGA

Friday, August 10th 2012, 0:51
related places: Kiawah Island

Rory McIlroy cards a five-under par round of 67 to set the pace on the first day of the US PGA Championship at Kiawah Island.
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US Aurora suspect 'mentally ill'

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 23:38
related places: Colorado

Lawyers for the man accused of last month's Colorado cinema massacre say he is mentally ill, as US media groups appeal against reporting restrictions.
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VIDEO: USA win thrilling football final

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 22:03
related countries: Japan Japan

United States' women's football team retain their Olympic title by beating Japan 2-1 in a thrilling Wembley final.
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VIDEO: US drought may drive up food prices

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 21:52

The ongoing drought in the US which has hit corn and soy growers could drive up food prices worldwide
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US Postal Service in $5bn loss

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 19:38

The US Postal Service reports a quarterly loss of more than $5bn the week after making its first default on retirement health benefits.
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Heterosexual HIV-drug cover urged

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 18:32

Women and straight men at high risk of contracting HIV should also have access to a pill that can help prevent the virus, says US health officials.
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US runner breaks leg in relay run

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 18:19

American runner Manteo Mitchell breaks his leg during the 4x400m heats but the team still reach the final with the second fastest time.
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Google to pay record privacy fine

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 16:51

Google agrees to pay a $22.5m penalty to settle a complaint about misleading users of Apple's Safari browser.
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Teen crowned fastest texter in US

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 15:06

A 17-year-old has held on to his title as the US's fastest texter after beating others at some odd tasks.
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US trade deficit narrows in June

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 14:09
related places: June

The US trade deficit narrows in June as a steep drop in oil prices helps ease the country's import bill, and exports increase slightly.
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Sheen police escort sues bosses

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 10:11

A US police captain who was demoted after acting as an escort to actor Charlie Sheen is taking legal action against his department.
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Clinton set for key Nigeria talks

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 9:54
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due in Nigeria for talks expected to focus on the growing insecurity caused by Islamist militants.
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US begins Agent Orange clean-up

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 9:47
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

The US begins cleaning up Agent Orange contamination in Vietnam - the first such move since the Vietnam war ended.
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US school scraps pregnancy ban

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 9:43
related places: Louisiana

A US school in Louisiana is to stop forcing pregnant students to leave class and study at home, after it was threatened with a lawsuit.
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The Monkees reunite for US tour

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 8:53

Michael Nesmith will join Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork for a 12-date Monkees reunion tour in the US
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VIDEO: Sweet-toothed bear raids US store

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 7:15
related places: Colorado

A black bear has been caught on camera going in and out of a Colorado chocolate shop several times, neatly using the front door because of a faulty lock.
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Rescue under way in Antarctica

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 6:06
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica, Aruba Aruba

An international mission to rescue a sick US citizen working at a research centre in the Antarctic is under way.
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Neil Armstrong has heart surgery

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 0:32
related places: Moon

The first man to set foot on the Moon, former US astronaut Neil Armstrong, is recovering after undergoing heart bypass surgery on Tuesday.
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American law: How non-US companies are affected

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 23:00

Should American law rule the world?
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US country star 'drunk and naked'

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 21:09

US country star Randy Travis is charged with driving while intoxicated after he allegedly crashed his car and was found naked at the scene.
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Felix races to elusive 200m gold

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 20:57
related places: America, Shelly

American Allyson Felix wins gold in the 200m final in 21.88 seconds, beating Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce into second.
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Merritt claims 110m hurdles gold

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 20:22

United States athlete Aries Merritt runs a personal best to claim Olympic gold in the men's 110m hurdles.
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US temple gunman 'shot himself'

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 19:00

The man who shot dead six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin died of a self-inflicted gun shot to the head, after police shot him, says the FBI.
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July hottest US month on record

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 18:45

July 2012 has broken the old record set in 1936 during the Dust Bowl era to become the hottest month ever in the US, scientists say.
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Madonna appeal over Pussy Riot

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 12:18
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow, Madonna

US singer Madonna appeals for the release of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot during one of her concerts in Moscow.
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VIDEO: Clinton on South Africa dance floor

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 9:04
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Johannesburg

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shows off her footwork while dancing at a dinner hosted by South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Texas execution as appeal fails

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 3:52
related places: Texas

A death-row inmate is executed in Texas after the US Supreme Court rejected arguments he should be ineligible for execution because of his low IQ.
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US homeowners stuck in 'underwater' houses

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 0:48

US homeowners stuck in houses that may never recover value
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The search for a humane way to kill

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 0:20

US death row search for alternative to triple-drug cocktail
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Blackwater settles US arms charge

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 23:59
related places: Blackwater

The security firm formerly known as Blackwater agrees to pay a $7.5m (£4.8m) fine to settle US federal charges related to arms trafficking.
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Profile: Wade Michael Page

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 20:27

US temple shooter: From family camping trips to hate-filled bigotry
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Pfizer pays US $60m over bribes

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 17:14
related countries: China China

Drug firm Pfizer pays the US government $60m to settle charges alleging it paid millions of dollars in bribes to doctors in Europe and China.
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The decline of US manufacturing jobs and living standards

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 14:30

As US manufacturing jobs dry up, so do living standards
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US criticised on 2C 'flexibility'

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 9:31

The EU and small island states have criticised the US for saying the target of keeping global warming below 2C should be removed from climate talks.
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Awaited Alzheimer's drug shelved

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 1:22

Two US drug firms say they are stopping development of an Alzheimer's drug because it failed in two late-stage clinical trials.
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Obama: 'Soul searching' needed

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 0:17

US President Barack Obama says "soul searching" is needed on how to reduce violence following a second mass shooting event in the US in a month.
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AIG share sale nets $750m for US

Monday, August 6th 2012, 23:45

The US government says it expects to receive $750m (£480m) from the latest sale of shares held in insurer AIG.
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Spain dismiss match-throw claims

Monday, August 6th 2012, 23:16
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Spain Spain

Spain's men's team deny their collapse in an 88-82 defeat by Brazil was a deliberate attempt to avoid facing the USA.
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Bank 'in $250bn scheme with Iran'

Monday, August 6th 2012, 22:22
related countries: Iran Iran

Standard Chartered illegally "schemed" with Iran for almost a decade to launder as much as $250bn (£161bn) in secret transactions, a US regulator says.
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Monday, August 6th 2012, 21:25
related places: Sunday

US authorities investigate reports that the gunman who killed six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin had white supremacist links.
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From running for his life to running for gold

Monday, August 6th 2012, 17:45
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The South Sudanese refugee now seeking Olympic gold for the US
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Gibson settles discord on timber

Monday, August 6th 2012, 17:09
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

The US government settles its legal case against the iconic Gibson Guitar company over use of illegal timber from Madagascar.
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Best Buy founder in buyout offer

Monday, August 6th 2012, 16:06

The founder and former chairman of US electronics retailer Best Buy offers to buy the struggling retailer for $8.8bn (£5.66bn).
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VIDEO: Truman's grandson at Hiroshima ceremony

Monday, August 6th 2012, 15:49
related places: Truman

The 67th memorial ceremony of the Hiroshima bombing is attended by the grandson of US President Harry S. Truman - the man who ordered the bombing in 1945.
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Accused singer vows to clear name

Monday, August 6th 2012, 15:41
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Prague, Rock

Rock singer Randy Blythe, who fronts US band Lamb of God, vows to "fight to clear his good name" after being released on bail from a Prague jail.
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Judoka expelled for cannabis use

Monday, August 6th 2012, 15:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

American judoka Nicholas Delpopolo is disqualified from London 2012 after testing positive for a prohibited substance.
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US violinist Ruggiero Ricci dies

Monday, August 6th 2012, 14:21

Virtuoso violinist Ruggiero Ricci has died of heart failure at the age of 94, according to classical music magazine The Strad.
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Sikh shock at US temple shootings

Monday, August 6th 2012, 13:21
related places: America

Members of the US Sikh community express their shock after six worshippers are shot dead at a temple in Wisconsin.
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Batman holds off Recall challenge

Monday, August 6th 2012, 9:48

Batman sequel The Dark Knight Rises tops the US box office for a third consecutive week, holding off a challenge from Colin Farrell's remake of Total Recall.
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China attacks US 'trouble-making'

Monday, August 6th 2012, 5:42
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Chinese state media hit out at US "trouble-making" on the South China Sea, two days after Beijing summoned a US diplomat on the issue.
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Nasa rover touches down on Mars

Monday, August 6th 2012, 5:33
related places: Mars

The US space agency, Nasa, successfully lands its huge new robot rover in a deep crater on the Red Planet.
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Seven dead at Wisconsin temple

Monday, August 6th 2012, 2:51
related places: Oak Creek

At least seven people, including a gunman, have died in a shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, police say.
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