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VIDEO: Team USA gets First Lady pep talk

Friday, July 27th 2012, 10:14

US First Lady Michelle Obama has given a speech to American Olympians and told them she is inspired by their company.
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VIDEO: Is economic recovery stalling in US?

Friday, July 27th 2012, 9:37

The first estimate for US GDP is likely to show a slowdown in the world's largest economy.
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Syria army renews Aleppo assault

Friday, July 27th 2012, 9:17
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Government forces resume their attacks on Syria's northern city of Aleppo, as the US says it fears there could be a massacre there.
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US fears for 'massacre' in Aleppo

Friday, July 27th 2012, 6:51
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

The US says it fears Syrian forces are preparing to carry out a massacre in the country's most populous city, Aleppo, as troops encircle it.
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VIDEO: Romney gaffe over London Olympics

Friday, July 27th 2012, 6:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

US presidential candidate has appeared to question London's readiness to host a successful Olympics in an interview for American TV.
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Obama urges guns 'common sense'

Friday, July 27th 2012, 1:39
related places: Denver

US President Barack Obama says he wants to introduce common-sense measures to control guns in the wake of the Denver killings.
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Romney sparks London Olympics row

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 21:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US presidential candidate Mitt Romney predicts a "successful" London Olympics after earlier raising doubts about Britain's readiness.
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Castro 'willing to talk to US'

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 18:11
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro, in an apparently impromptu address at the Revolution Day ceremony, says he is willing to hold talks with the US.
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US department faulted on nepotism

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 17:42

Eight high-ranking employees of the US justice department improperly promoted hiring of relatives, an investigation finds.
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Russell Brand fined by US court

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 17:25

Comedian and actor Russell Brand is fined $500 and ordered to do 20 hours of community service for damaging a photographer's mobile phone.
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Lobby group unites website giants

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 14:34

Facebook, Google, Amazon and eBay are joining forces to lobby and "educate" the US government on internet issues.
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Colorado suspect 'sent notebook'

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 8:01
related places: Colorado

Colorado killings suspect James Holmes sent a notebook describing a massacre to a psychiatrist at his university, according to US media reports.
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US warns food prices set to rise

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 3:15

The US department for agriculture says that prices for milk, eggs and meat are likely to rise above the normal rate of inflation because of drought.
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Defections as Syria clashes rage

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 1:01
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

The US confirms the defection of two more high-level Syrian diplomats, as fighting in the key commercial hub of Aleppo intensifies.
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Geithner warned UK about Libor

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 17:41

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has said he warned UK authorities about problems with the Libor inter-bank lending rate in 2008.
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Boeing in $11bn Aeromexico deal

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 15:49
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Boeing, the US aircraft maker and defence contractor, is to sell up to 100 planes to Mexican airline Aeromexico in a deal worth $11bn (£7.1bn).
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Gun sales up after Aurora killing

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 10:12
related places: Aurora, Colorado

Applications for background checks to buy a firearm rose by 43% in the US state of Colorado days after last week's cinema shooting, say officials.
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Chevrolet to sponsor Liverpool FC

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 9:19
related places: Liverpool, Chevrolet

US carmaker Chevrolet signs a four-year deal with Liverpool to become the football club's automotive sponsor.
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Modern Family cast in salary row

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 9:05

Five stars of hit US comedy show Modern Family are suing to have their contracts declared void in a dispute over pay.
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Venezuela to reject rights court

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 8:43
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

President Hugo Chavez says Venezuela will no longer recognise the Inter-American Court of Human Rights after a controversial ruling.
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Actor visits US shooting victims

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 8:17
related places: Colorado

Christian Bale, who plays Batman in the Dark Knight Rises, visits survivors of last week's cinema shooting in Colorado.
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VIDEO: Batman star visits Colorado memorial

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 6:26
related places: Colorado

The actor who plays Batman, Christian Bale, has paid his respects to the victims of last week's shooting at a cinema in the US state of Colorado.
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Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 3:44

Sherman Hemsley, who starred as a wise-cracking black businessman in the hit 1970s US sitcom The Jeffersons, dies at the age of 74.
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US health ruling to save billions

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 1:26

The ruling that upheld the Obama health law will save the government $84bn (£54bn), but mean less coverage for millions of poor people, US auditors say.
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Tough times ahead for US orchestras

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 1:04

Orchestras across the US face funding crisis
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Chavez unveils Bolivar's 3-D face

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 21:07
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Bolivar

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez unveils a 3-D reconstruction of the face of Simon Bolivar, the South American liberation hero who died in 1830.
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US clergyman sentenced over abuse

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 18:34

US Roman Catholic Monsignor William Lynn has been sentenced to three to six years in jail for enabling a priest to carry on abusing.
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Berkeley joins online course race

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 17:22
related places: Harvard

Online university courses gather more momentum as another major US institution signs up for MIT and Harvard's edX project.
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'No sign' of Amelia Earhart wreck

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 13:58

An expedition to find out what happened to celebrated US woman pilot Amelia Earhart is returning to Hawaii without the evidence it was looking for.
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VIDEO: US couple pack for Olympic trip

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 9:40
related places: Scott, Idaho

Scott and Kathy Cleveland from the US state of Idaho are coming to the Olympics
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VIDEO: US hotel gone in 10 seconds

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 8:27
related places: New Orleans

It took just 10 seconds to reduce the 17-storey Grand Palace Hotel in New Orleans to rubble.
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Pakistan drone strike 'kills 10'

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 7:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A US drone kills at least 10 suspected militants in Pakistan's north-west, officials say.
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DNA race to unlock ageing secrets

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 6:28

A race to unlock genetic clues behind living to 100 will begin next year, with a US team announcing its intention to compete for the $10m genetics X Prize.
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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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