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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

TV hit TOWIE 'set for US remake'

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 15:31
related places: Texas, Florida

The makers of ITV2's The Only Way Is Essex are "actively in discussions" to make new versions of the programme in Texas or Florida.
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VIDEO: Afghan militants attack delegation

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 14:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Militants in Afghanistan have launched an attack on a government delegation visiting the site where a US soldier killed 16 civilians.
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US retail sales jump in February

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 12:55
related places: February

US retail sales jumped by the most in five months in February, official figures show, fuelled mostly by demand for cars.
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Drone 'kills five' in Pakistan

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 11:18
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least five suspected militants have been killed by a US drone in a volatile tribal region of north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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UK trade gap less than expected

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 11:12
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's trade deficit was less than expected in January, thanks to strong exports of cars to the US, China and Russia, official figures show.
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No rush for Afghan exit - Obama

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 7:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Barack Obama vows that US forces will not "rush for the exits" in Afghanistan, after a soldier is detained accused of murdering 16 civilians.
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VIDEO: Obama: Afghan shootings 'heartbreaking'

Monday, March 12th 2012, 23:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

President Barack Obama has called the shooting of 16 Afghan civilians by an American soldier "heartbreaking".
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US city faces toilet paper crisis

Monday, March 12th 2012, 22:14

Public buildings in the capital of the US state of New Jersey face running out of toilet paper following a months-long dispute over costs.
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Texas voting ID law struck down

Monday, March 12th 2012, 21:56
related places: Texas

A Texas voter ID law has been rejected by the US justice department, which says that it could discriminate against Hispanic voters.
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US massacre soldier 'acted alone'

Monday, March 12th 2012, 21:04

An American soldier accused of killing 16 Afghans acted alone, US officials say, insisting that it was an isolated incident.
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WTO upholds Boeing subsidy ruling

Monday, March 12th 2012, 18:34

The World Trade Organization upholds most of its ruling that Boeing received illegal subsidies from the US government.
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US urges 'united voice' on Syria

Monday, March 12th 2012, 17:55
related countries: Syria Syria

The US secretary of state and UN secretary general urge the international community to stand united on Syria, as violence against civilians continues.
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Afghans 'lose patience' with Nato

Monday, March 12th 2012, 14:23

Afghans have run out of patience with foreign troops, the country's MPs warn, after a US soldier kills 16 civilians, sparking reprisal fears.
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John Carter falters at box office

Monday, March 12th 2012, 12:18
related places: Disney

Disney's science fiction film John Carter takes $30m at the US box office and fails to take pole position, falling behind its reported budget of $250m.
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Hawking to star in Big Bang show

Monday, March 12th 2012, 10:41

Professor Stephen Hawking films a cameo for US sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
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Ozone pioneer Rowland dies at 84

Monday, March 12th 2012, 10:40
related places: Rowland, Earth

The death is announced of Sherwood Rowland - the US chemistry professor who first suspected that the Earth's ozone layer was being depleted by man-made chemicals.
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US on alert for Afghan reprisals

Monday, March 12th 2012, 9:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US forces in Afghanistan are being warned of possible reprisal attacks following the killings of 16 civilians by an American soldier.
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Young homebuyers make the best of a bad market

Monday, March 12th 2012, 2:54

Young US homebuyers find deals in housing woes
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Obama condolences over massacre

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 21:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US President Barack Obama phones his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai to express condolences over the massacre of 16 villagers, allegedly by a US soldier.
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US soldier kills Afghan villagers

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 20:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

A US soldier in Afghanistan shoots dead 16 civilians and wounds others after entering their homes in Kandahar province, Afghan and Nato officials say.
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Sunday, March 11th 2012, 19:59
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Human rights lawyers are to launch an action against the foreign secretary over the alleged use of intelligence in aiding US drone attacks in Pakistan.
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VIDEO: 'Rogue' US soldier kills Afghans

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 17:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

A US soldier in Afghanistan has shot dead 16 civilians and wounded others after entering their homes in Kandahar province, Afghan and Nato sources say.
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Erotic British novel tops US list

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 15:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Erotic romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey, by previously unknown British author EL James, tops the New York Times best-seller list.
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'Rogue' US soldier kills Afghans

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 13:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

A US soldier in Afghanistan has shot dead at least 16 civilians and wounded five after entering their homes in Kandahar province, senior local officials say.
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Santorum sweeps Kansas caucuses

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 1:08
related places: Kansas, Republican

Rick Santorum wins a convincing victory in Kansas but Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney makes gains in Wyoming and US overseas territories.
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VIDEO: Film charts Palin's election campaign

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 13:06

The story of how unknown Alaskan governor Sarah Palin became a household name in 2008's US election race has been made into a film.
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US 'bigamist caught by Facebook'

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 1:12

Two US women found they were married to the same man when one of them popped up on Facebook's "People you may know", prosecutors say.
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US economy adds jobs in February

Friday, March 9th 2012, 22:40
related places: February

The US economy created 227,000 jobs in February, while the unemployment rate stayed at 8.3%, official figures show.
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Pope warns against gay marriage

Friday, March 9th 2012, 20:01

Pope Benedict XVI calls on visiting US bishops to take a stand against "powerful" groups advocating in favour of gay marriage.
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China censors 'hit social media'

Friday, March 9th 2012, 16:55
related countries: China China

A US study provides the most detailed analysis to date of how China censors microblogs and other internet services.
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Antisec hackers hit police store

Friday, March 9th 2012, 16:43

Antisec hackers attack a website that sells products to US law enforcers, linking the action to the arrest of one of their members.
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Disco Inferno singer Ellis dies

Friday, March 9th 2012, 15:01
related places: Ellis

American singer Jimmy Ellis, who sang on the classic disco hit Disco Inferno, dies at the age of 74.
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US drone strike 'kills militants'

Friday, March 9th 2012, 14:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A missile attack by an unmanned US drone aircraft in north-west Pakistan kills at least eight suspected militants, officials say.
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US Army issues Facebook warning

Friday, March 9th 2012, 14:28

Photos posted on social media sites like Facebook that are geotagged - marked with a location - put soldiers and their families in danger, the US Army warns.
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Coke and Pepsi alter drink recipe

Friday, March 9th 2012, 14:12

Coca-Cola and Pepsi alter their fizzy drink recipe in the United States to avoid having to put a cancer warning label on the bottle.
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US strikes Afghan prison accord

Friday, March 9th 2012, 13:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Bagram

The US and Afghanistan reach a deal to transfer US-run prisons, including the controversial Bagram jail, to full Afghan control.
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Jay-Z to headline Hackney weekend

Friday, March 9th 2012, 8:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Hackney, London

The US rapper is announced to play Radio 1's Hackney Weekend ahead of this summer's Olympic Games in London.
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Bo Xilai speaks on deputy scandal

Friday, March 9th 2012, 8:05
related countries: China China
related places: Chongqing

Chongqing leader Bo Xilai speaks out on deputy Wang Lijun's US consulate scandal, as China's parliament meets.
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US report: China cyberwar a risk

Friday, March 9th 2012, 3:53
related countries: China China

China's cyber warfare skills pose a threat to the United States military in the event of a conflict, says a report for the US Congress.
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Two die in shooting at US clinic

Friday, March 9th 2012, 1:44
related places: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh

Two people are dead and seven injured after a shooting at a psychiatric clinic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, hospital officials say.
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Senate rejects Keystone amendment

Friday, March 9th 2012, 0:44
related places: Keystone

Democrats in the US Senate vote against a plan that would speed-up approval of the disputed Keystone XL pipeline project.
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VIDEO: International Women of Courage awards

Friday, March 9th 2012, 0:38
related places: America

America's First Lady, Michelle Obama, and US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, presented the annual International Women of Courage awards
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US to seize Allen Stanford assets

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 21:51

US authorities can seize $330m (£208m) linked to Allen Stanford, who was convicted of running a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme, a jury rules.
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Conservative wants pot legalised

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 19:25

Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson calls for the legalisation of marijuana in the US, citing failure of the country's war on drugs.
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Obama film portrays steely leader

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 18:34

US President Barack Obama ramps up his re-election campaign with a documentary, narrated by Tom Hanks, stressing the accomplishments of his first term.
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Hotfile file-share site targeted

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 13:51

Five US film studios call on the US courts to force Hotfile's digital locker service offline following similar action against Megaupload.
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Publishers warned on ebook prices

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 13:22

Five US publishers are being threatened with legal action over the way they set prices for electronic books.
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Whitney Houston's will revealed

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 7:37

The US pop star, who died last month aged 48, leaves everything in her will to her only child Bobbi Kristina Brown.
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Toyota to recall 681,500 vehicles

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 6:51

Toyota recalls 681,500 vehicles in the US, dealing a blow its efforts to rebuild its image after a number of safety issues.
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US-Philippine drills in Palawan

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 4:22
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Palawan

The Philippines confirms that it is holding an annual military drill with the United States next month in Palawan, near disputed South China Sea territory.
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Romney rivals spurn calls to quit

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 0:00

Republican candidate Mitt Romney's campaign says his rivals cannot catch him in the presidential race, but the other candidates refuse to stand aside.
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Romney reaps Super Tuesday spoils

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 9:20
related places: Ohio

US Republican hopeful Mitt Romney wins six of 10 states voting on Super Tuesday, including crucial Ohio, but not by enough to seal the race.
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Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 9:13

People in the US and across the world celebrate the centenary of Oreo - America's best-selling cookie.
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Hints of Higgs multiply at US lab

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 9:00
related places: Higgs

US scientists report seeing tentative evidence of the elusive Higgs boson, at a mass similar to the hints seen at the Large Hadron Collider.
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US challenges India poultry ban

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 7:06
related countries: India India
related places: New Delhi

The US drags India to the World Trade Organization challenging Delhi's ban on imports of American poultry goods.
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Super Tuesday duel hinges on Ohio

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 4:47
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Republican, Alaska

Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are in a knife-edge battle for the state of Ohio, Super Tuesday's most coveted prize.
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US and N Korea in food aid talks

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 3:43
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing, Pyongyang

US envoys are meeting North Korean officials in Beijing to finalise details of a food aid deal aimed at halting Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.
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Obama rejects Syria intervention‎

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 1:30
related countries: Syria Syria

President Barack Obama says the violence in Syria is heartbreaking but that unilateral US military intervention there would be a mistake.
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VIDEO: Syria heartbreaking, says Obama

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 22:00
related countries: Syria Syria

US President Barack Obama said the situation in Syria was heartbreaking but that there was no simple solution.
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Lehman Brothers exits bankruptcy

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 21:54

Lehman Brothers, the US investment bank that collapsed in 2008, exits bankruptcy protection to sell its remaining assets.
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International 'hacker' arrests

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 18:53
related countries: Ireland Ireland

US law authorities charge hackers in the UK, US and Ireland. The men are accused of being involved in cyber attacks by Lulzsec and Antisec.
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US-Israeli talks spark mixed press response

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 12:41
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

The Israeli press detects some common ground with the United States on the Iranian nuclear issue; Iranian newspapers play down Obama's comments as "propaganda"
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Nigeria gas rig fire extinguished

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 12:25
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Chevron

A fire that killed two workers and destroyed a gas exploration rig off Nigeria's south-east coast goes out after 46 days, US oil and gas firm Chevron says.
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Robot cheetah 'sets speed record'

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 11:33

US engineers working on battlefield improvements have built a four-legged robot which is able to run as fast as 18mph (29km/h) on a treadmill.
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Texas execution: How much is a death worth?

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 11:05

Are rising drug costs curbing US executions?
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Israel warns time short on Iran

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 10:56
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu tells a pro-Israel US lobby time is running out to stop Iran developing a nuclear weapon.
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Fox cancels Spielberg TV series

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 9:15
related places: Fox

US TV network Fox cancels Steven Spielberg drama Terra Nova after just one series.
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Briton Tappin denied bail in US

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 8:02

A Briton extradited to the United States over allegations of arms dealing is denied bail.
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McNugget sold on eBay for $8,100

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 8:02
related places: McDonald

A three-year-old McDonald's McNugget resembling US President George Washington is auctioned on eBay for $8,100.
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Israel PM talks tough on security

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 7:23
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel
related places: White House

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu tells US President Barack Obama that Israel must always remain "master of its fate", as they meet for key talks on Iran.
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Goldman Sachs posts loss in Asia

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 6:24
related countries: China China
related places: Asia

US investment bank Goldman Sachs posts a loss in Asia, the first since 2008, following declines in the Chinese stock market
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Senate votes to keep China duties

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 1:40
related countries: China China, Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Washington

The US Senate votes to uphold Washington's ability to impose duties on subsidised goods from China and Vietnam.
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US justifies terror-target policy

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 1:01

The US lays out for the first time when it will use "lethal force" to target Americans who are plotting attacks against the country.
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VIDEO: McCain calls for air strikes on Syria

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 1:00
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: America

US Senator John McCain has called for America to lead an international force to protect key population centres in Syria through air strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's forces.
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Tornado toddler dies in hospital

Monday, March 5th 2012, 21:22
related places: Indiana

A toddler found alive after her home was destroyed by a tornado that killed her family in the US state of Indiana dies in hospital.
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VIDEO: Amateur video of US tornadoes

Monday, March 5th 2012, 17:42

Amateur video has emerged of the devastating tornadoes which wreaked havoc in the US at the weekend.
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US services see 'big expansion'

Monday, March 5th 2012, 16:05
related places: February

The US service sector expanded at its fastest rate in a year in February, lifted by a rise in new orders, a survey indicates
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Iran orders retrial for 'CIA spy'

Monday, March 5th 2012, 14:41
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's Supreme Court overturns the death sentence imposed on an Iranian-American national accused of spying for the CIA and orders a retrial.
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US Megaupload extradition request

Monday, March 5th 2012, 11:26
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The US government formally calls on New Zealand to hand over the founder of the Megaupload file-sharing site and three of his co-workers.
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Joe Biden visit amid drugs debate

Monday, March 5th 2012, 11:00
related countries: Honduras Honduras, Mexico Mexico

US Vice-President Joe Biden is visiting Mexico and Honduras amid calls by regional leaders for a renewed debate on decriminalising drugs.
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Lorax has best 2012 debut so far

Monday, March 5th 2012, 10:23

3D animation The Lorax has the best opening weekend of the year so far at the US box office, making more than $70m in its first three days in cinemas.
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AIG sells shares in HK-based AIA

Monday, March 5th 2012, 4:18

Bailed out US insurance giant AIG is selling shares worth $6bn (£3.8bn) in Hong-Kong based AIA, to help repay the US government.
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Obama warns of force against Iran

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 20:19
related countries: Iran Iran

President Obama says the US "will not hesitate" to use force to stop Iran obtaining nuclear weapons, but that diplomacy can still succeed.
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VIDEO: China's military budget tops $100bn

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 13:38
related places: Asia

China has announced an 11% increase in military spending for 2012, in its first defence budget since US President Barack Obama announced that influence across the Asia-Pacific region was a "top priority".
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Romney wins Washington caucuses

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 5:06
related places: Republican, Washington

US presidential candidate Mitt Romney wins caucuses in the state of Washington as Republican hopefuls prepare for contests on Super Tuesday.
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US government to continue BP case

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 3:01

The US government says it will continue its case against BP over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, despite a deal reached by BP with other claimants.
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Limbaugh apologises for slut slur

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 0:39

US radio host Rush Limbaugh apologises for calling a law student who testified to a congressional committee in support of contraception a "slut".
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US clears up after tornado havoc

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 23:00

US authorities search for survivors and clear damage after a string of tornadoes killed at least 37 people in four Midwestern states.
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Fierce storms leave 28 dead in US

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 12:23
related places: Alabama

At least 28 people are killed in the US states of Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, as storms and tornadoes sweep across vast parts of the Midwest.
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BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 6:32

BP says it has reached a $7.8bn (£4.9bn) deal with the largest group of plaintiffs suing it over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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VIDEO: Fierce storms leave dozens dead in US

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 3:23
related places: Ohio, Indiana

A series of powerful storms and tornadoes have killed at least 27 people in the US states of Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, officials say.
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Broken Windows crime expert dies

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 2:59

Political scientist James Wilson, whose "Broken Windows" theory on policing changed crime-fighting in major US cities, dies at the age of 80.
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US pet spending 'at record high'

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 2:09

Americans' spending on their pets is greater than ever before, exceeding $50bn in 2011, according to a new report.
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US 'busts major smuggling rings'

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 0:23
related countries: China China, Philippines Philippines, Taiwan Taiwan

The US authorities say they have smashed several major smuggling rings bringing fake goods to the US from China, Taiwan and the Philippines.
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Obama calls student in slut slur

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 21:09

President Obama calls a US law student to offer support after she was attacked by radio host Rush Limbaugh for testifying in support of contraception.
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Hackers controlled Nasa computers

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 18:52

Hackers took "full functional control" of key Nasa computers in 2011, the agency's inspector general tells a US congressional committee.
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Mystery witness in US webcam case

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 17:04

A man allegedly secretly filmed kissing a US university student, who killed himself days later, has told a court he noticed a webcam in the dormitory room.
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Obama warns against Iran strike

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 16:34
related countries: Iran Iran

US President Barack Obama says it would be unacceptable for Iran to have a nuclear weapon but warns against any pre-emptive attack.
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US sprinter Rodgers accepts ban

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 11:14
related places: Rodgers

Former United States 100m sprint champion Mike Rodgers has accepted a nine-month ban for a failed drugs test in July 2011.
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Accused NGO workers leave Egypt

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 10:16
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Seventeen foreign democracy activists at the centre of a row between Egypt and the US are flown from Cairo to Cyprus, a day after a travel ban is lifted.
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