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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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United States: news

Cowell sues US One Direction band

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 19:31

Simon Cowell's entertainment company Syco is to take legal action against a US band called One Direction.
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VIDEO: Strong winds spread wildfire in Utah

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 18:48
related places: Utah

Firefighters are using planes to tackle a huge wildfire in the US state of Utah, where thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes.
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VIDEO: British dog Mugly named world's ugliest

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 14:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British dog Mugly has won the rather unflattering title of Ugliest Dog in a competition held in the United States.
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US warning of attack in Mombasa

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 12:14
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Mombasa

The US embassy in Kenya warns of an "imminent" threat of attack on the Kenyan city of Mombasa and asks government staff to leave.
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US coach guilty of child abuse

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 6:21

A former US college football coach has been found guilty of 45 counts of child sex abuse over 15 years, a jury has found.
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Sandusky lawyer in verdict doubt

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 1:23

The lawyer for ex-US college football coach Jerry Sandusky says he would be shocked if his client was acquitted on all 48 counts of child sex abuse.
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Doping charges stale - Armstrong

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 22:50
related countries: France France
related places: Armstrong

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong says a US Anti-Doping Agency review board should dismiss "stale" allegations.
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US priest guilty of hiding abuse

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 20:52
related places: Philadelphia

A high-ranking Philadelphia priest is convicted of child endangerment for his role in hiding accused predators in the clergy.
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Washington constitution $10m sale

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 19:58

George Washington's personal, annotated copy of the US constitution sells at auction for nearly $10m, Christie's auction house says.
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Sandusky jury rehears testimony

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 18:59

The jury in the sex abuse case of a former football coach Jerry Sandusky rehears witness testimony, a day after his adopted son joined his accusers.
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Are Iranians banned from buying iPads?

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 16:42

Are Iranians in the US banned from buying iPads?
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William Hill granted US licence

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 9:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK bookmaker William Hill gets the green light to launch its first US operations after being granted a licence by the Nevada Gaming Commission.
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Sandusky son alleges sex abuse

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 3:16

The son of a former US college football coach on trial for child sex abuse says he is also a victim, hours after the jury began its deliberations.
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Can statistics cut the cost of US healthcare?

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 2:43

Can data cut the cost of healthcare?
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Pakistan 'impairing' US diplomats

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 1:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Rising

Rising obstruction of the work of US envoys by officials in Pakistan is "impairing" the work of US diplomats there, a state department report says.
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US shares end with steep falls

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 21:32
related countries: China China
related places: Wall Street

Shares on Wall Street close 2% lower after economic reports in the US, Europe and China all point to weakening economies.
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US court blocks TV swearing fines

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 17:31

US broadcasters who broke the rules on swearing and nudity should not be penalised, the US Supreme Court says.
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Boko Haram men on US terror list

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 16:55
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Three leaders of Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist group are designated as terrorists by the US State Department.
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US car crash politician resigns

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 16:45
related places: California

US Commerce Secretary John Bryson, who was found slumped at the wheel of his car after three crashes in California earlier this month, resigns.
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US 'blocking report on DR Congo'

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 14:12
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The US is covering up information about rebels in the DR Congo, led by a man wanted for war crimes, Human Rights Watch says.
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Gigapixel camera snaps sharp pics

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 13:54

A gigapixel camera capable of creating images with "unprecedented detail" is developed in the US and could eventually become a consumer product.
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Olympic artist LeRoy Neiman dies

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 8:16
related places: New York

US artist LeRoy Neiman, an official painter of five Olympiads famed for his instant renditions of sporting action, dies in New York aged 91.
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Horror actor Lynch dies aged 76

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 8:15
related places: California, Lynch

US actor Richard Lynch, a horror movie staple who employed his scarred face to play villainous characters, dies in California at the age of 76.
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VIDEO: US kite drama returns to Indian roots

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 6:09
related countries: India India

Two American filmmakers of Indian origin make a family drama set amid the sights and sounds of Ahmedabad's kite festival.
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Contempt charge for US top lawyer

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 5:40
related places: Congress

US Attorney General Eric Holder is to face contempt of Congress proceedings over a failed sting operation, after a vote by a congressional panel.
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Cuba rejects Medicare fraud claim

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 3:43
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba rejects suggestions that it was invoved in a money-laundering scheme operated from the US, using the Medicare health insurance system.
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Oracle chief buys Hawaiian island

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 2:47
related places: Oracle

Larry Ellison, the chief executive of technology giant Oracle, is to buy 98% of Lanai, the Hawaiian island, the governor of the Pacific US state said.
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Cash woe for sterilisation claims

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 1:53
related places: Senate

A measure to compensate victims of a decades-old sterilisation programme in the US state of North Carolina has failed in the state Senate.
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US economy growth forecast is cut

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 18:52

The US central bank cuts its forecast for economic growth in 2012 and takes further steps to reduce long-term borrowing costs.
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US to seize $1m dinosaur skeleton

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 17:13

A 70 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus Bataar, unearthed in the Gobi Desert in 1946, is to be seized by the US Department of Homeland Security.
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No charge for US killer of rapist

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 13:09
related places: Texas

A father who found his five-year-old daughter being raped in rural Texas, then beat the attacker to death will not be charged, prosecutors say.
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Sesame Street film 'in the works'

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 13:08
related places: Fox

After the success of The Muppets latest big screen adventure, Fox is said to be planning a film of hit US children's show Sesame Street.
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Paper ties US and Israel to Flame

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 11:28
related countries: Israel Israel

Accusations the US and Israel jointly created the computer virus Flame are printed by the Washington Post newspaper.
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VIDEO: US teen survives spear gun accident

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 7:12
related places: Florida

Yasser Lopez, 16, is recovering after he was accidentally shot with a spear gun by a friend during a fishing trip in Florida.
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VIDEO: Eurozone plans 'encourage' Obama

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 6:12
related countries: Mexico Mexico

US President Barack Obama says he is encouraged by European leaders' plans to tackle the eurozone debt crisis, as the G20 summit in Mexico ends.
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New Zealand in US defence deal

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 3:49
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand and the US sign a deal to expand defence co-operation, emphasising information-sharing and maritime security.
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VIDEO: Obama: EU leaders recognise urgency

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 2:45
related countries: Mexico Mexico

US President Barack Obama has said he is encouraged by European leaders' plans to tackle the eurozone crisis, as the G20 summit in Mexico ends.
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US 'encouraged' by eurozone plans

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 0:51
related countries: Mexico Mexico

US President Barack Obama says he is encouraged by European leaders' plans to tackle the eurozone debt crisis, as the G20 summit in Mexico ends.
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Chile reopens Ronni Moffitt case

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 22:40
related countries: Chile Chile

A Chilean court decides to reopen an investigation into the death of Ronni Moffitt, a US citizen who died in the 1976 bomb attack against Orlando Letelier in Washington DC.
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Southern Baptists name black head

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 22:05

The US Southern Baptist Convention elects its first black president in a move said to better reflect the diversity of its worshippers.
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US reveals 'modern slavery' toll

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 21:43

More than 42,000 people were trafficked into prostitution, forced labour or armed conflict or kept in "modern-day slavery" in 2011, a US report says.
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Asian immigrants surpass Latinos

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 20:59

Asian-Americans now represent the fasting-growing group of immigrants to the United States, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.
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Nude wins BP Portrait Award 2012

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 20:40

American painter Aleah Chapin wins this year's first prize, for her nude portrait of a family friend, called Auntie.
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Eurozone deal is 'inching' closer

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 20:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

George Osborne says eurozone countries are 'inching' closer to agreeing a scheme to deal with the problems of the single currency, ahead of a meeting at the G20 between the big European economies, the UK and the US.
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US teen survives spear in brain

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 17:04
related places: Florida

A teenager in the US state of Florida is recovering after his "miracle" survival of a spear being shot through his head, doctors say.
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Rally for European stock markets

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 16:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

European stock markets rally on Tuesday afternoon, buoyed by hopes of US central bank stimulus measures, falling UK inflation and positive company results.
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Walgreen buys 45% stake in Boots

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 15:16

US retailer Walgreen is to pay $6.7bn for a 45% stake in Alliance Boots in a deal that will confirm it as the world's biggest pharmacy.
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Oracle in $10bn share buy-back

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 14:11
related places: Oracle

Oracle, the US enterprise software giant, allocates an extra $10bn for share buy-backs, as fourth quarter results come in ahead of expectations.
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US webcam snoop freed from prison

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 13:57

Dharun Ravi, who was convicted of hate crime after using a webcam to secretly stream footage of his roommate kissing another man, is freed from jail.
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Arsenio Hall plans US TV comeback

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 12:40

The 1990s Emmy-winning talk show host is returning to US late-night TV, with a new show scheduled to air from autumn 2013.
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VIDEO: Man walks up mountain on his hands

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 12:36

An American man, with no legs, has reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro by walking to the top on his hands.
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Obama and Putin seek Syria peace

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 10:50
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The US and Russian leaders call for an immediate end to violence in Syria, at their first meeting since Vladimir Putin became president again.
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Cumberbatch picks up US TV prize

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 8:17
related places: Los Angeles, Sherlock

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is named best actor in a movie or mini-series at the Critics' Choice TV Awards in Los Angeles.
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US to reimburse Native Americans

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 2:44

The US Supreme Court orders the government to repay Native American tribes the costs of providing public services, in a ruling that could be worth millions of dollars.
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Chinese media push into US

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 0:58
related countries: China China

Chinese state media looks to expand in the States
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US warns MEK to leave Iraqi camp

Monday, June 18th 2012, 23:53
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq

The US warns an Iranian dissident group it must leave a camp in Iraq, if it hopes to be removed from a US list of terrorist groups.
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VIDEO: Chinese media's US expansion

Monday, June 18th 2012, 22:51
related countries: China China

Chinese state-owned media is expanding its news services in foreign countries as it seeks to offer its vision of global events.
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Baseball star cleared of perjury

Monday, June 18th 2012, 22:49
related places: Congress

Legendary US baseball pitcher Roger Clemens is cleared of lying to Congress over the use of performance-enhancing drugs as a fast-ball pitcher.
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Westwood planning move to America

Monday, June 18th 2012, 21:56
related places: America

World number three Lee Westwood plans to move to the United States to increase his chances of winning an elusive major.
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LA riots figure Rodney King dead

Monday, June 18th 2012, 13:16

Rodney King, the African American at the centre of the 1992 LA riots, is found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool aged 47.
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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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