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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

VIDEO: First US woman into space dies

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 6:24

Sally Ride, the first US woman to travel into space, has died aged 61, 17 months after she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
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Mariah Carey joins American Idol

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 5:45

The star will join the show's judging panel for its next series after Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez quit earlier this month.
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First US woman into space dies

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 0:55

Sally Ride, the first US woman to travel into space, has died aged 61 after suffering from pancreatic cancer, her foundation announces.
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US gives Syria weapons warning

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 22:12
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

President Barack Obama warns Syria it will be held accountable if it deploys chemical weapons after it threatens their use against external attack.
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Penn State fined $60m over abuse

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 20:22

US college sport authorities fine Penn State University $60m (£39m) and strip it of all wins from 1998-2011 over sexual abuse by an assistant coach.
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VIDEO: US shooting suspect appears in court

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 19:22
related places: Aurora

The US man accused of killing 12 people in a shooting at a Batman film screening in Aurora, Colorado has appeared in court for the first time.
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Team builds artificial jellyfish

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 9:59

Scientists in the US have created a free swimming artificial jellyfish using heart muscle cells from rats.
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Batman 'sets box office record'

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 9:02
related places: Colorado

The Dark Knight Rises makes $160m at North American box offices, but takings are down on forecasts made before a mass shooting in Colorado.
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Protests as US planes reach Japan

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 5:51
related countries: Japan Japan

Twelve Okinawa-bound US military aircraft arrive in Japan, amid protests by local residents over safety.
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Obama says US stands with Aurora

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 4:06
related places: Colorado, Friday

US President Barack Obama tells families of victims of the Batman film attack in Aurora, Colorado, that the whole country stands with them.
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US stores evacuated as bear shops

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 22:06
related places: Pennsylvania

US shoppers are thrown into a panic by a disorientated bear that wandered into a shopping centre in Pennsylvania.
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VIDEO: Shooting survivors recall Colorado horror

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 18:24
related places: Colorado, Friday

US President Barack Obama is to visit Colorado to honour victims of Friday's gun attack at a Batman film screening that left 12 people dead.
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Penn State removes Paterno statue

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 14:47

A US college removes the statue of football coach Joe Paterno, who was alleged to have covered up sex attacks by a colleague.
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US cuts military aid to Rwanda

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 11:02
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda Rwanda

The US cuts military aid to Rwanda amid reports it is backing rebels in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
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More Batman premieres cancelled

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 10:39

Warner Bros. cancels two more red carpet events for The Dark Knight Rises in the wake of an attack at a midnight screening of the film in the US.
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Police clear US suspect's home

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 4:13
related places: Colorado

The home of a man suspected of a shooting spree at a movie in the US state of Colorado has been cleared of explosives, police say.
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Vatican spat with Peru university

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 16:27
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Vatican

The Vatican strips a top liberal Latin American university in Peru of its right to call itself Catholic.
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Vigil for Batman shooting victims

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 11:37
related places: Colorado, Friday

A vigil is held in Aurora, Colorado, as the US begins to mourn the 12 people killed by a gunman at a screening of the new Batman film.
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US man admits model plane plot

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 1:34
related places: Capitol

A US supporter of al-Qaeda admits trying to blow up the Pentagon and Capitol building with explosives-laden remote-controlled model planes.
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US gunman kills 12 at Batman film

Friday, July 20th 2012, 20:20
related places: Denver

At least 12 people are killed and dozens injured in a shooting at a screening of the latest Batman film near Denver, Colorado.
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Snedeker surges into Open lead

Friday, July 20th 2012, 20:07

Brandt Snedeker matches the lowest 36-hole total in Open history to take a one-shot lead at the halfway stage at Royal Lytham & St Annes.
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GE optimistic despite profit fall

Friday, July 20th 2012, 18:55

US industrial giant General Electric (GE) reports net income of $3.1bn for the second quarter of 2012, down from $3.7bn the same time in 2011.
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Haiti cholera 'UN responsibility'

Friday, July 20th 2012, 16:23
related countries: Haiti Haiti

More than 100 Democratic members of the US Congress call on the United Nations to take responsibility for introducing cholera to Haiti.
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Batman Paris premiere cancelled

Friday, July 20th 2012, 15:17
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The Paris premiere of the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, has been cancelled following a shooting at a midnight screening in the US.
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The Who make 1970s ticket offer

Friday, July 20th 2012, 10:19
related places: Rhode Island

Fans with tickets for a cancelled 1979 concert by The Who in Rhode Island, USA, will be able to use them when the band return to the venue next year.
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India magazine makes Obama taunt

Friday, July 20th 2012, 8:31
related countries: India India
related places: Time, Outlook

India's Outlook magazine dubs US President Barack Obama "the underachiever" on its latest cover, two weeks after US-based Time magazine did the same to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
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China probes solar panel products

Friday, July 20th 2012, 6:11
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

China's trade ministry will launch an investigation into what it says are unfair import prices of US and South Korean polysilicon, used in solar panels.
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US army allows gay march uniforms

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 23:39

US service personnel can wear uniform at a gay pride march for the first time, after last year's ending of a ban on openly gay people in the military.
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Republicans attack Bachmann claim

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 22:10

Senior US Republicans strongly condemn former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann for attacks on a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin.
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GB lose to US in Olympic warm-up

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 21:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great Britain's men's basketball team endure a 118-78 defeat against a star-studded US side in their London 2012 warm-up.
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Muslims allowed to use US mosque

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 17:02

A US judge rules that a Muslim congregation has the right to occupy their newly built mosque, overturning a lower court order.
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Former Egyptian spy chief dies

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 14:04
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Omar Suleiman, Egypt's former intelligence chief and a close ally of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, dies in hospital in the United States.
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'Suicide bomber' killed Israelis

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 11:40
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Israel Israel

The bombing of an Israeli tourist bus in eastern Bulgaria was probably carried out by a male suicide bomber with fake US documents, officials say.
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Stolen Matisse 'recovered in US'

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 10:03
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Miami

A Matisse painting stolen from a Venezuelan museum around 10 years ago may have been recovered in a police operation in Miami, it is reported.
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US Gulf build-up 'signal to Iran'

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 9:43
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Gulf

Bolstering of US forces in Gulf sending a message to Iran
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Campbell cancels Antipodean tour

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 8:17
related countries: Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: August, Glen Campbell

US country music star Glen Campbell cancels scheduled visits to Australia and New Zealand in August, citing health reasons.
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Mizuho pays $128m to end CDO case

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 6:31
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese bank Mizuho Financial will pay $128m (£82m) to settle claims that a US subsidiary inflated the value of financial instruments.
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US sees Assad 'losing control'

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 6:16
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: White House

The killing of three top figures at the heart of Syria's defence establishment shows President Bashar al-Assad is losing control, the White House says.
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VIDEO: America's fascination with the apocalypse

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 2:39

The BBC spoke to the co-author of The Last Myth to find out what a rise in apocalyptic thinking says about the US today.
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Texas debuts one-drug execution

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 1:38
related places: Texas

The US state of Texas executes its first death row inmate with a single dose of the sedative pentobarbital, after switching from a three-drug cocktail.
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Viewpoint: Drones, modern war, and the US

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 23:22

Can the US lawfully target its own citizens with drone strikes?
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US drought spells crop-price hike

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 20:54

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack warns that the worst drought to parch the US in decades will result in higher crop prices.
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Drone killings prompt US lawsuit

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 20:26
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Relatives of Americans killed in anti al-Qaeda drone strikes in Yemen sue four senior US officials, saying the killings were unconstitutional.
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JPMorgan 'gamed' US energy market

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 17:02

US authorities investigating claims JPMorgan manipulated the electricity market are challenging the bank's refusal to hand over subpoenaed emails.
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VIDEO: Clinton finds Mandela 'happy' at 94

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 14:33

Former US President Bill Clinton says that Nelson Mandela, on his 94th birthday, is looking healthier and fitter than he did two years ago.
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Burma's Suu Kyi set for US visit

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 2:30
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to travel to the US in September, in her first trip there in more than 20 years.
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US approval for weight loss drug

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 2:02

The US Food and Drug Administration approves the weight-loss drug Qsymia, the second such drug to be approved in recent months.
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Facebook app to sign up US voters

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 1:44
related places: Washington

Washington is to become the first US state to enrol voters via a Facebook app that could be available as early as next week, officials say.
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Who will be Romney's VP pick?

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 23:01
related places: Romney

Who will Romney choose as his US running mate?
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US Boy Scouts uphold ban on gays

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 22:46
related places: America

The Boy Scouts of America say they will not change their policy of excluding openly gay members, following a two-year policy review.
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VIDEO: US waging war on drugs in Honduras

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 21:50
related countries: Honduras Honduras

How the US is taking the war on drugs to Honduras
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VIDEO: US suffers widest drought in decades

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 21:32

The US is currently suffering its widest drought since 1956, according to data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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HSBC was used by 'drug kingpins'

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 18:25
related places: Senate

The head of HSBC has apologised at a US Senate committee hearing which heard that HSBC provided a conduit for "drug kingpins and rogue nations".
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Needles found in US airline food

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 18:17
related places: Amsterdam

The FBI opens an investigation after needles are found in sandwiches on four Delta Air Lines flights bound for the United States from Amsterdam.
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Bernanke says Libor system flawed

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 16:03

The Libor system, which sets inter-bank lending rates, is "structurally flawed", says Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the US central bank.
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Shot fishermen deny US warnings

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 13:54
related countries: India India

Indian fishermen injured when their boat was shot at by a US Navy ship near Dubai say they received no warnings before they came under fire.
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Profits fall at Goldman Sachs

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 13:24

US bank Goldman Sachs says its net profits halved in the second quarter compared with the first quarter, blaming deteriorating market conditions.
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Man Utd is 'most valuable club'

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 13:22
related places: Forbes

Premier League football club Manchester United is the world's most valuable sports club says US business magazine Forbes.
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India presses US over UAE death

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 12:57
related countries: India India, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

India seeks answers after a US navy vessel kills one of its fishermen off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
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HSBC 'allowed money laundering'

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 8:54
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Lax

A US Senate probe discloses how lax controls at Europe's largest bank left it vulnerable to being used to launder dirty money from around the world.
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Frank by name, frank by nature

Monday, July 16th 2012, 23:03

US Congressman Barney Frank on the act he gave his name to
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GM: Speed bump ahead

Monday, July 16th 2012, 23:02

US carmaker forced to look at unsavoury options to survive
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US faces worst drought since 1956

Monday, July 16th 2012, 21:16

The US is enduring the widest drought since 1956, according to new data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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Clinton issues new Iran warning

Monday, July 16th 2012, 20:48
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Israel Israel
related places: Jerusalem

The US will use all its powers to prevent Iran developing a nuclear weapon, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says on a visit to Israel.
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Nasa may not hear rover's landing

Monday, July 16th 2012, 19:35
related places: Mars

The US space agency may not have its prime communications satellite in the right place to receive instant confirmation that its Curiosity rover has landed on Mars.
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GSK to buy Human Genome for $3bn

Monday, July 16th 2012, 19:33

Drug company GlaxoSmithKline buys Human Genome Sciences for an improved offer $3bn (£1.9bn), ending a three-month pursuit of the US biotech firm.
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Top US motivational author dies

Monday, July 16th 2012, 19:04

Stephen Covey, the influential author of best-selling The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, dies at the age of 79.
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US Navy ship attacks boat in Gulf

Monday, July 16th 2012, 18:17
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

A US Navy ship fired on a boat that ignored warnings off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, US officials say, with one person reported killed.
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Two US hostages released in Egypt

Monday, July 16th 2012, 18:05
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Sinai

Two Americans are freed days after their abduction in Egypt's Sinai peninsula by a Bedouin demanding his uncle's release from jail.
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US approves HIV-prevention drug

Monday, July 16th 2012, 17:30

US health regulators for the first time approve a drug to prevent HIV infection, despite warnings it could engender a false sense of security.
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US retail sales fall back again

Monday, July 16th 2012, 14:24
related places: June

US consumers cut back on retail spending in June, official figures have shown, raising worries over the strength of the economy.
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Citigroup profits fall to $2.9bn

Monday, July 16th 2012, 14:23

Citigroup, the US banking giant, has reported a 12% fall in net income to $2.9bn (£1.9bn) for the second quarter of 2012.
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Caught in Honduras drugs crossfire

Monday, July 16th 2012, 8:01
related countries: Honduras Honduras

How Honduras is the new frontline in US war on drugs
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Ice Age storms to top of US chart

Monday, July 16th 2012, 7:35

Ice Age: Continental Drift has stormed to the top of the US box office chart in its opening weekend.
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Clinton meets Egypt army leader

Monday, July 16th 2012, 0:04
related countries: Egypt Egypt

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets Egypt's army chief Mohamad Hussein Tantawi, and urges the protection of people's rights.
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US man reunited with stolen car

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 14:50

A US man recovers a 1967 Austin-Healy he spotted being sold on eBay 42 years after thieves stole the car from him.
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Lopez joins American Idol exodus

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 10:06

Following the departure of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, singer Jennifer Lopez announces that she too is giving up her role as American Idol judge.
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Khan stunned in fourth by Garcia

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 6:36
related places: Garcia, Las Vegas

Amir Khan suffers a second successive defeat as he is stopped in round four by undefeated American Danny Garcia in Las Vegas.
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Clinton urges Egypt civilian rule

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 23:10
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls for "full transition" to civilian rule in Egypt after talks in Cairo with President Mohammed Mursi.
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VIDEO: Red light car crash video warning

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 19:50

Police in the USA have released CCTV footage of a high-speed crash to warn drivers of the dangers of jumping red lights.
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Clinton in key meeting in Egypt

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 17:46
related countries: Egypt Egypt

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets Egypt's new leader Mohammed Mursi, and reaffirms US support for a "full transition to civilian rule".
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VIDEO: Romney accuses Obama over tactics

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 13:24
related places: Republican

The war of words in the US presidential campaign has escalated with the Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, accusing President Obama of using 'disgusting and demeaning tactics'.
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Dunn quits Games after drugs test

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 9:04

American 400m runner Debbie Dunn withdraws from the Olympics 4x400m relay team after returning a positive drugs test.
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Romney hits back on Bain attacks

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 1:02
related places: Bain

US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney hits back at attacks about his record as CEO of Bain Capital, saying the Obama campaign should apologise.
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Clinton: Warn voters of scarcity

Friday, July 13th 2012, 21:18

Ex US president Bill Clinton calls on governments to convince voters of the need to tackle climate change and resource scarcity.
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JPMorgan raises its trading loss

Friday, July 13th 2012, 20:55

US bank JPMorgan Chase raises its estimated losses in a recent trading error to $5.8bn, but still reports a big profit, sending shares higher.
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Man survives weeks in US desert

Friday, July 13th 2012, 19:46
related places: Colorado, Utah

An autistic man from the US state of Colorado is recovering in hospital after surviving for three weeks in a remote Utah desert.
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Bankers shared Libor fear in 2008

Friday, July 13th 2012, 18:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bank of England head Sir Mervyn King and then US bank official Timothy Geithner discussed concerns about Libor as early as 2008, documents show.
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'Infinite' shale fuel to boost US

Friday, July 13th 2012, 10:55

The big growth in oil extracted from shale rock will mean the US will not need to import any crude within two decades, the former boss of BP has said.
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Steven Tyler quits American Idol

Friday, July 13th 2012, 9:40

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has announced he is quitting American Idol's judging panel to concentrate on his band.
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LG settles LCD price-fixing case

Friday, July 13th 2012, 7:32

LG Display is to pay $380m (£246m) to settle an LCD price-fixing case in the US, the most paid by any of the 10 companies that have settled.
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AUDIO: 'Yemen scenario' solution for Syria?

Friday, July 13th 2012, 7:13
related countries: Syria Syria, Yemen Yemen

The United States has suggested that what it calls the "Yemen scenario" could be the solution to stopping bloodshed in Syria.
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Clinton to meet Burmese leader

Friday, July 13th 2012, 2:23
related countries: Burma Burma

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet President Thein Sein at a business forum, after the easing of restrictions on US firms investing in Burma.
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US-Mexico 'drugs tunnels' found

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 23:46
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican and US agents discover two tunnels under the US-Mexico border, believed to have been constructed to smuggle drugs.
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Japan exports baseball stars to US

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 23:01
related places: America

Japan's successful exports to America's MLB
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US tightens sanctions on Tehran

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 22:02
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The US blacklists new firms and people said to be aiding Iran's nuclear programme, and identifies front companies allegedly helping Iran evade sanctions.
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Anger over Chinese US Olympic kit

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 19:35
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Washington

US athletes at the London Olympics will wear stylish uniforms designed in the US but made in China, prompting bipartisan dismay in Washington.
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US bank in racial bias settlement

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 19:31

US bank Wells Fargo will pay at least $175m (£113m) to settle accusations that it discriminated against African-American and Hispanic borrowers.
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Euro falls to two-year dollar low

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 17:01

The euro falls to its lowest level against the dollar since June 2010 after the latest US Fed minutes dampen hopes of any new stimulus measures.
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Boeing and United in $14.7bn deal

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 15:29
related places: United

US planemaker Boeing announces an "historic" order from United Airlines for 150 Boeing 737s, in a deal worth up to $14.7bn (£9.5bn).
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