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McDowell talks of renewed belief

Monday, June 18th 2012, 10:57

Graeme McDowell says he has 'renewed belief' that he can win more major titles after tying for second place at the US Open.
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Madagascar 3 is still most wanted

Monday, June 18th 2012, 7:46
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

Animated sequel Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted holds on to the top spot at the US box office, according to early estimates.
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US regains supercomputer crown

Monday, June 18th 2012, 7:11

An IBM supercomputer owned by the US government leapfrogs Asian rivals to become the world's fastest.
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VIDEO: US marks 200th anniversary of 1812

Monday, June 18th 2012, 3:01
related places: America

The US is marking the 200th anniversary of the start of the War of 1812, which gave America its national anthem and its flag.
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VIDEO: LA riots figure Rodney King dies

Monday, June 18th 2012, 2:58
related places: Los Angeles

Rodney King, the African American at the centre of the Los Angeles riots 20 years ago, has been found dead aged 47.
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Simpson wins US Open at Olympic

Monday, June 18th 2012, 2:34
related places: San Francisco

Webb Simpson holds off Graeme McDowell to clinch his maiden major title with victory in the US Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.
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Canada shooting suspect arrested

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 8:01
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Edmonton, Alberta

US border police arrest a man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting on the University of Alberta campus in Edmonton, Canada.
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McDowell hunts second US Open win

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 2:32

Graeme McDowell leads with Jim Furyk, while Lee Westwood is also in contention in the 112th US Open at the Olympic Club.
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Woods grabs share of US Open lead

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 7:28

Tiger Woods maintains his challenge to join fellow Americans Jim Furyk and David Toms in the halfway lead of the 112th US Open at the Olympic Club.
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VIDEO: Obama ends young migrant deportations

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 5:43

US President Barack Obama has announced plans to end the deportation of illegal immigrants who came to the US as children.
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Bird sings song with heavy wings

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 0:02

Dense wing bones help a tiny South American bird to sing make its unique “wing violin music”, say scientists.
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Obama unveils young migrant plan

Friday, June 15th 2012, 21:45

US President Obama announces an end to the deportation of young illegal immigrants, in a dramatic policy change months before elections.
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McIlroy, Donald miss US Open cut

Friday, June 15th 2012, 21:06

Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald are unable to mount a fightback and look set to miss the cut in the US Open.
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Fall in US manufacturing output

Friday, June 15th 2012, 14:18
related places: May

US factory output fell slightly in May, as carmakers cut output, according to official figures from the Federal Reserve.
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Revamped Dallas is US ratings hit

Friday, June 15th 2012, 10:30
related places: Dallas

The US TV debut of Dallas secures 6.8 million viewers, making it the biggest premiere for a scripted series on cable this year.
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VIDEO: Niagara tightrope walk for US acrobat

Friday, June 15th 2012, 6:14
related places: Niagara Falls

An American acrobat is to become the first person in more than a century to walk a tightrope over Niagara Falls after being granted rare permission.
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Woods in US Open hunt at Olympic

Friday, June 15th 2012, 5:25
related places: Thompson

Tiger Woods launches his bid for a 15th major title in impressive fashion for a share of second place in testing conditions on day one of the US Open.
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VIDEO: US army's tank birthday cake

Friday, June 15th 2012, 3:02

The US army celebrates its 237th birthday with a tank made from cupcakes.
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VIDEO: A spongier kind of warfare

Friday, June 15th 2012, 2:02

The US army celebrates its 237th birthday with a tank made out of cupcakes.
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Coca-Cola announces Burma return

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 22:35
related countries: Burma Burma

Coca-Cola says it will resume business in Burma after 60 years, following a US decision to suspend investment sanctions.
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Obama and Romney give rival plans

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 20:14
related places: Republican, Ohio

US President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney offer competing visions of the road to economic recovery in speeches in Ohio.
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Obama unveils US Africa strategy

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 19:01

US President Barack Obama announces a new US strategy for sub-Saharan Africa which focuses on economic growth as well as security, democracy and development.
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HBO sorry over cut off head

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 16:19

The makers of Game of Thrones have apologised for using a decapitated head that looks like former US president George W Bush.
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Armstrong denies doping charges

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 16:00
related countries: France France

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong denies drug charges brought against him by the US Anti-Doping Agency.
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US consumer prices fall in May

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 14:55
related places: May

US consumer prices fell by 0.3% in May, the biggest monthly fall in more than three years, due largely to a sharp drop in petrol prices, figures show.
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Eritrean admits aiding al-Shabab

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 9:34
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea, Somalia Somalia

An Eritrean man pleads guilty in a US court to giving funds to and receiving military training from Somalia's Islamist al-Shabab militant group.
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Guatemalan faces US extradition

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 7:29
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala, Mexico Mexico

A Guatemalan court approves the extradition to the US of Horst Overdick, accused of being a key link with the Mexico's Zetas drug gang.
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VIDEO: Battle rages against US wildfires

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 7:14
related places: Colorado, New Mexico

Hundreds of firefighters have joined efforts to tackle two of the biggest wildfires ever seen in the US states of Colorado and New Mexico.
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Cougars on rebound in US Midwest

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 7:10

The American mountain lion or cougar is re-populating parts of the US, raising questions about its relationship with humans, scientists say.
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Man Utd 'could shift share sale'

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 4:47
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Manchester United football club is considering moving its planned stock market flotation to the US from Singapore, reports suggest.
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India-US talks to deepen trade

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 4:09
related countries: India India

India and the United States hold talks to deepen defence trade and co-operation in maritime and cyber security.
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Battle rages against US wildfires

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 1:32
related places: Colorado, Fort Collins

Hundreds of firefighters join efforts to tackle two of the biggest ever wildfires in the US states of Colorado and New Mexico.
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Profile: Andy Zhang, China's teenage golfer

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 23:58
related countries: China China

Chinese boy poised to make US Open golf history
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Charges against Edwards dropped

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 21:33
related places: Edwards

US prosecutors drop campaign finance fraud charges against former Senator John Edwards, following after a jury deadlock and mistrial.
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US retail sales see further fall

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 14:08
related places: May

Retail sales in the US fell for the second month in a row in May, giving further evidence that the economy remains weak.
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Giffords aide elected in Arizona

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 13:55
related places: Arizona

Ron Barber, an aide to ex-Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who stood down after being shot in the head, is elected to the US Congress.
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VIDEO: JR and Dallas make TV return

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 12:35
related places: Dallas

US critics have delivered a mixed response to the new, updated version of TV series Dallas, which has premiered more than 20 years after the original series ended.
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Critics split on 'stodgy' Dallas

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 11:22
related places: Dallas

More than 30 years after audiences asked: 'Who shot JR?', US TV critics are split on the revamped version of Dallas.
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Raids strike al-Qaeda Yemen bases

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 10:49
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Attacks on al-Qaeda militants kill at least nine people in southern Yemen, officials say, with one of the strikes reportedly carried out by a US drone.
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US raid targets Mexico drug gang

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 8:34
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico's Zetas drug cartel used American horse racing to launder money, US officials say, as they arrest several suspected gang members.
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Goldblum 'stalker' must stay away

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 8:27

A US judge orders a woman to stay away from the actor Jeff Goldblum after harassing him for the past decade.
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Culling bats does not halt rabies

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 6:49

Culling vampire bats in South American nations does not curb the spread of rabies, in fact it could actually be counterproductive, a study suggests.
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Domain name claims to be revealed

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 4:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US-based organisations apply for 884 new net address endings, dwarfing the UK's 40 applications.
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India-US talks due in Washington

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 3:55
related countries: India India
related places: Washington

Indian Foreign Minister SM Krishna and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are to hold talks in Washington as part of the US-India strategic dialogue.
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VIDEO: Music stars honoured on stamps

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 1:52
related countries: France France

The US and French postal services join forces to produce commemorative stamps to honour music legends Edith Piaf and Miles Davis.
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US coach 'saw Sandusky abuse boy'

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 1:37
related places: Sandusky

Mike McQueary, a key prosecution witness, tells a US jury that he saw former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky abuse a boy no more than 12 years old.
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VIDEO: The biggest dam removal in US history

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 0:17

Can a demolition job revive a long-flooded river?
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Syria in civil war - UN official

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 21:31
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Syria is in civil war, warns the UN's head of peacekeeping, as the US accuses Russia of supplying the Syrian government with attack helicopters.
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Afghan drug lord jailed for life

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 21:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan man found guilty of running one of the world's largest heroin trafficking rings and funding the Taliban is jailed for life in the US.
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US car crash politician on leave

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 20:28
related places: California

US Secretary of Commerce John Bryson is said to have suffered a seizure during three car crashes in California and goes on medical leave.
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Yacht hoax call 'came from land'

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 19:55

The US Coast Guard releases the recordings of an emergency call describing an explosion on a yacht that turned out to be a hoax.
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Kodak's bankruptcy auction plan

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 19:03
related places: Kodak

Kodak files a motion with a US bankruptcy court to sell off more than 1,000 patents to save the firm.
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VIDEO: Naval drone crashes in US

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 16:04
related places: Maryland

An unmanned US Naval drone has crashed into a swamp in the state of Maryland.
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Kenya wants EU to attack Somalia

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 14:32
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Kenya's prime minister asks for help from the US and Europe in a "final onslaught" on the Somali port of Kismayo, the main stronghold of al-Shabab.
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US networks pledge ratings advice

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 10:13

Several US TV networks say they will provide ratings guidance for parents for programmes broadcast on the internet.
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Lauryn Hill defends tax charges

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 9:48

Former Fugees singer Lauryn Hill says she failed to file income tax returns in the US for three years as she had gone "underground".
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Boy, 14, in for Casey at US Open

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 6:33
related places: Casey, San Francisco

Paul Casey withdraws from the US Open starting in San Francisco on Thursday as 14-year-old Andy Zhang replaces him in the field.
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US urges end to violence in Burma

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 3:15
related countries: Burma Burma

The US urges an end to deadly violence in Burma's Rakhine state, while the EU expresses 'satisfaction' at the government's measures.
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Mystery over 'US yacht explosion'

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 2:56

The US Coast Guard stops a search for 21 people apparently missing after a blast on a yacht off New Jersey, amid suggestions the report was a hoax.
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Abuse trial for US coach Sandusky

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 1:50
related places: Sandusky

US prosecutors describe ex-college football coach Jerry Sandusky as a serial predator, on the first day of his Penn State sexual abuse trial.
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Migrant boat sinks in the Bahamas

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 0:58
related countries: The Bahamas The Bahamas, Haiti Haiti

Police in the Bahamas say a boat carrying Haitian immigrants apparently trying to reach the United States has sunk killing at least 11 people.
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US warns of new Syria 'massacre'

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 0:30
related countries: Syria Syria

The US warns that Syria "may be organising another massacre" in the town of Haffa, where civilians are believed to be trapped.
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'Radical' nuns in Vatican talks

Monday, June 11th 2012, 23:14
related places: Vatican

Leaders of the largest group of US nuns are due to meet Vatican officials in a bid to defuse an escalating row over "radical feminist themes".
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US waives sanctions over Iran oil

Monday, June 11th 2012, 21:37
related countries: India India, Iran Iran, South Korea South Korea

The US exempts seven countries, including India and South Korea, from economic sanctions in return for cutting their imports of Iranian oil.
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US talks with Pakistan on hold

Monday, June 11th 2012, 20:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

The US temporarily pulls out of talks with Pakistan over re-opening vital supply routes to the Nato-led forces in Afghanistan.
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US trade boss in 'crash seizure'

Monday, June 11th 2012, 20:25
related places: California

US Secretary of Commerce John Bryson suffered a seizure in connection with police reports of three car collisions in California, a spokeswoman says.
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US trade boss in car crash probe

Monday, June 11th 2012, 13:42
related places: California

An investigation is launched after US Secretary of Commerce John Bryson is found unconscious at the wheel following three car collisions in California.
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US issues Somali sanctions threat

Monday, June 11th 2012, 11:14
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The US threatens sanctions on Somalis who block a UN-supervised roadmap for peace, after a rare visit to Somalia by a top US envoy.
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Camel reward for Obama 'absurd'

Monday, June 11th 2012, 10:38
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A top US envoy dismisses as "absurd" a reward of 10 camels for information about President Barack Obama's hideout by Somalia's al-Shabab militants.
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Madagascar beats Prometheus in US

Monday, June 11th 2012, 9:49
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

Animated sequel Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted tops the US box office, beating sci-fi thriller Prometheus.
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First golfing major win for China

Monday, June 11th 2012, 3:27
related countries: China China

Golfer Feng Shanshan becomes the first player from China to win a major event after winning the LPGA Championship in the United States.
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VIDEO: Three dead in Alabama shooting

Monday, June 11th 2012, 3:00
related places: Auburn, Alabama

A shooting at an apartment complex in the US city of Auburn, Alabama, leaves three people dead and another three wounded, police say.
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Three killed in US city shooting

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 20:45
related places: Auburn

A shooting at an apartment complex in the city of Auburn, Alabama, leaves three people dead and three wounded, police say.
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VIDEO: Seen in 3D: The ants of the world

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 2:00

Scientists from the US are embarking on a mission to capture a detailed 3D image of every ant species known to exist for an online catalogue.
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US sets up leaks investigation

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 10:36

US Attorney General Eric Holder appoints two prosecutors to lead a criminal investigation into suspected leaks of government secrets.
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US arrests 190 over child porn

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 0:46

Police arrest 190 people in several countries - and rescue 18 children - in a major US crackdown on child pornography, officials say.
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Obama: Europe faces hard choices

Friday, June 8th 2012, 20:40

European leaders must take difficult decisions in an effort to stem the euro crisis and revitalise their economies, US President Barack Obama says.
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Drug kingpin jailed for 23 years

Friday, June 8th 2012, 18:15
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Notorious Jamaican drug lord Christopher "Dudus" Coke, is sentenced to 23 years in a US prison, the maximum term he faced.
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US trade deficit shrinks in April

Friday, June 8th 2012, 16:51

The US trade deficit shrank in April as a dramatic fall in imports offset the first decline in exports for five months.
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US troop suicides surge in 2012

Friday, June 8th 2012, 15:33

The US military is facing a suicide rate of virtually one death per day so far in 2012, figures show, highlighting the toll of 10 years of war.
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Nato in air strike deaths apology

Friday, June 8th 2012, 13:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan Gen John Allen apologises for civilian deaths in an air strike in Logar province on Wednesday.
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MacLaine collects lifetime honour

Friday, June 8th 2012, 9:26
related places: Los Angeles, Oscar

Oscar-winning actress Shirley MacLaine is honoured with a lifetime achievement prize by the American Film Institute (AFI) in Los Angeles.
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Drone strikes 'raise questions'

Friday, June 8th 2012, 8:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says during a visit to Pakistan that US drone strikes inside the country raise serious legal questions.
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Fleetwood Mac duo remember Welch

Friday, June 8th 2012, 7:55
related places: Welch, Nashville

Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac pay tribute to Bob Welch, the band's former guitarist and vocalist, after he is found dead in Nashville.
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Players sue over NFL head trauma

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 21:26

Thousands of former American football players sue the National Football League for allegedly hiding the dangers of football-related head traumas.
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US Fed 'ready to act' on economy

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 20:08

The chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, said he is monitoring risks to the economy and is prepared to take action if necessary.
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US expert hits out at Euro leaders

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 19:45

Leading US economic expert Larry Summers criticises Europe's leaders for their handling of the euro crisis, speaking of a "failure of realism".
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Lauryn Hill charged over taxes

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 16:50

Hip-hop singer Lauryn Hill is due in court later this month after being charged with failing to file income tax returns for three years.
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New US poet laureate announced

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 15:51

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Natasha Trethewey is named as the 19th US poet laureate.
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Errani stuns Stosur to make final

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 15:36
related countries: France France, Italy Italy

Italian Sara Errani shocks US Open champion Sam Stosur to reach the French Open final with a three-set victory.
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Radio deal sparks royalties row

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 15:30

The record industry welcomes the first deal allowing a label and performers to be paid for FM radio airplay in the US - but says more must be done.
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Top Saddam aide executed in Iraq

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 14:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq executes toppled leader Saddam Hussein's personal secretary and guard, nearly 10 years after he was captured by the US military.
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US puts bounty on Somali fighters

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 11:53
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The United States is to offer millions of dollars in rewards for information leading to the capture of leaders of the Somali militant group al-Shabab.
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VIDEO: The cars of the American Dream

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 10:56

Which cars powered the American Dream?
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US patience on Pakistan 'limited'

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 10:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Washington is losing patience with Pakistan over alleged safe havens for Taliban militants, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta warns.
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VIDEO: Jackson daughter 'confused by mask'

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 9:21
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Michael Jackson's daughter Paris has been talking to US chat show host, Oprah Winfrey about life without her father.
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Tsunami dock washes up in Oregon

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 8:29
related countries: Japan Japan, Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean
related places: Oregon

A huge concrete dock torn from a Japanese port by last year's tsunami washes up some 8,000 km (5,000 miles) away in the US state of Oregon.
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VIDEO: Foie Gras binge in California

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 7:00
related places: California

Food gourmets in California have embarked on a foie gras binge, before it becomes the first US state to ban the controversial delicacy.
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VIDEO: Tsunami dock washed up in Oregon

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 6:25
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Oregon

A huge metal dock that was swept away by last year's tsunami in Japan has washed ashore in the US state of Oregon.
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Wall Street shares bounce back

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 0:39
related countries: Spain Spain

US shares see their biggest daily jump this year on hopes of a rescue for Spain's banks and a Fed survey suggesting the US economy is picking up.
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