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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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Leguizamo to play Del Boy in US

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 10:44
related places: Way

Actor John Leguizamo, known for films such as Moulin Rouge and Carlito's Way, is to play Del Boy in the US remake of Only Fools And Horses.
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US backs Red Cross call for Syria

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 22:46
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Red Cross

The US backs calls by the Red Cross for a humanitarian ceasefire in Syria to allow aid into the worst affected areas.
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Haditha deaths marine discharged

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 21:13
related places: Marine

Former Sgt Frank Wuterich, the only man convicted over the killing of 24 Iraqis in Haditha in 2005, is discharged from the US military.
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Race policy heads to US top court

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 20:29

The US Supreme Court accepts a case that confronts the issue of race in university admissions, after previously upholding affirmative action programmes.
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US apology over Afghan Koran row

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 18:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Koran

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta apologises to the Afghan people for an incident in which copies of the Koran were reportedly burned.
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Romney bid sees funding slowdown

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 17:26

An independent group backing Mitt Romney's US presidential run raised more money in January than his official campaign, figures show.
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Nato in Afghanistan Koran apology

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 17:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Koran

The US commander of Nato troops in Afghanistan apologises over reports that foreign troops may have inadvertently burnt copies of the Koran.
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US record kidney donor chain ends

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 16:08

The world's largest chain of organ transplants ends in the US after 30 patients received kidneys from living donors.
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Countries oppose CO2 tax on jets

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 13:54
related countries: China China, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

China, the US and other countries opposed to a new EU carbon tax on airlines meet in Moscow to consider possible retaliation.
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US and Mexico sign Gulf oil deal

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 0:42
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Gulf

The US and Mexico agree to work together to develop oil and gas fields that straddle their maritime boundary in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Glenn marks US orbit anniversary

Monday, February 20th 2012, 22:25
related places: Earth

Former US astronaut and Senator John Glenn celebrates the 50th anniversary of his orbit of Earth by chatting with crew on the International Space Station.
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McCain hopeful on Egypt NGO row

Monday, February 20th 2012, 22:00
related countries: Egypt Egypt

US Senator John McCain expresses "guarded optimism" for a resolution of NGO workers being held in Egypt, amid the US threatening aid cuts.
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Expert skiers die in US avalanche

Monday, February 20th 2012, 21:02
related places: Washington

Three expert skiers die in an avalanche in the Cascade Mountains, north-east of the US city of Seattle, with one woman saved by an airbag device.
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Defiant Santorum in Obama attack

Monday, February 20th 2012, 20:58

US Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum renews an attack on President Barack Obama's environmental policy, calling it "political science'.
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World Bank top job 'needs change'

Monday, February 20th 2012, 16:34

The World Bank should consider appointing a non-American as its next president, a leading voice from the developing world tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Skiers 'buried under the snow'

Monday, February 20th 2012, 4:03
related places: Washington

Sergeant Katie Larsons says three people who died after an avalanche near a ski resort in the US state of Washington were ''very experienced skiers''.
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VIDEO: Fatal avalanche near US ski resort

Monday, February 20th 2012, 3:47
related places: Washington

At least three people are said to have died after an avalanche near a ski resort in the US state of Washington.
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MC5 rock bassist Davis dies at 68

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 11:35
related places: Davis

Michael Davis, bass player with influential US rock band MC5, dies of liver failure aged 68, his wife announces.
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Family and friends mourn Houston

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 8:32
related places: Houston, Newark

Hundreds of mourners attend an emotion-filled funeral service for Whitney Houston in New Jersey, ahead of her burial in a private ceremony on Sunday.
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Pain and redemption of WWII interned Japanese-Americans

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 8:11
related countries: Japan Japan

Life inside the US WWII internment camps
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FBI in US Capitol 'terror' arrest

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 3:59

The FBI and US police arrest a man they say was aiming to carry out a suicide attack near the Capitol in Washington DC, officials tell US media.
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VIDEO: FBI in US Capitol 'terror' arrest

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 2:09
related places: Capitol

The FBI and US police have arrested a man they say was aiming to carry out a suicide attack near the Capitol building in Washington DC.
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Xi Jinping on last leg of US trip

Friday, February 17th 2012, 23:11
related countries: China China
related places: California

China's Vice-President Xi Jinping is in California, on the last leg of his US visit, for business talks and perhaps a basketball game.
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VIDEO: Glenn relives space first 50 years on

Friday, February 17th 2012, 22:57
related places: Earth

John Glenn has found himself in the spotlight once again, 50 years after he became the first American to orbit the Earth.
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More charges in Megaupload case

Friday, February 17th 2012, 22:56
related places: New

New details emerge in the US case against Megaupload, including five additional counts of wire fraud and three of copyright infringement.
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VIDEO: Fake bonds found after global hunt

Friday, February 17th 2012, 18:23
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian prosecutors say they have broken up an organised crime ring that was hiding trillions of dollars of fake US bonds. The BBC's Alan Johnston reports.
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US Congress backs payroll tax cut

Friday, February 17th 2012, 18:16
related places: Republican

The Republican-led US House of Representatives passes a bill to renew the payroll tax cut, ending months of partisan debate on the issue.
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Clinton 'optimism' for Iran talks

Friday, February 17th 2012, 17:57
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The US and the EU welcome indications from Iran that it is willing to return to nuclear talks, but say they are still studying a letter from Tehran.
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US steps up effort on NGO workers

Friday, February 17th 2012, 16:37
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A US cabinet secretary whose son faces charges in Egypt says "top officials" are working to secure the freedom of accused NGO workers.
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US prices climb 0.2% in January

Friday, February 17th 2012, 15:36

US consumer prices rose by 0.2% in January, driven by rising costs of clothes and petrol, the Labor Department says.
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Anglo American sees robust demand

Friday, February 17th 2012, 11:46

Mining giant Anglo American expects demand for commodities to remain "robust", after reporting record operating profits in 2011.
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Stonehenge 'inspired by sounds'

Friday, February 17th 2012, 9:51
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Stonehenge, Music

Music could have had a big influence on the design of Stonehenge, according to an American researcher reporting at an annual science meeting in Canada.
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Asian shares rise on US jobs data

Friday, February 17th 2012, 7:14

Asian markets rise as US shares hit a near four-year high after the world's biggest economy reported better-than-expected jobs data.
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Interrace marriage at new US high

Friday, February 17th 2012, 2:40

Interracial and interethnic marriages reach an all-time high in the US, making up 15% of new marriages, according to a new study.
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'Pot plane' in Obama's airspace

Friday, February 17th 2012, 2:13
related places: Los Angeles

A small plane grounded by the US Air Force after it violated presidential airspace above Los Angeles was found to be carrying 18kg (40lb) of marijuana, reports say.
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Donald starts well in California

Friday, February 17th 2012, 0:07
related places: California

World number one Luke Donald gets his US PGA Tour season off to a solid start with a first-round 70 in the Northern Trust Open.
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Underwear bomber given life term

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 21:04
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Detroit

A Nigerian man who admitted trying to bomb a US-bound flight on Christmas Day 2009 is sentenced to life in prison by a court in Detroit.
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AUDIO: 'I had an affair with JFK in 1962'

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 18:42

Mimi Alford had an 18 month affair with US President John F Kennedy. She told Radio 5 live's Richard Bacon how it started.
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Drone 'kills Pakistan militants'

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 14:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Two separate attacks by an unmanned US drone aircraft in north-west Pakistan kill at least 21 suspected militants, Pakistani security officials say.
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US home building up in January

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 13:59

US new home building rose 1.5% in January to an annualised rate of 699,000, the US Commerce Department says.
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GM unveils record profit for 2011

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 13:49

US carmaker General Motors makes record profits in 2011 but unveils huge losses in its European operations.
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Chinese and American leaders stick to script

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 7:32
related countries: China China

Obama and Xi aim for tough but friendly diplomacy
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Cuba eyes Americas Summit place

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 1:47
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Cuba Cuba

Cuba says it will attend the Summit of the Americas in Colombia if it is invited despite US objections, but will not rejoin the Organisation of American States.
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Xi calls for 'deep' US-China ties

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 21:50
related countries: China China
related places: Washington

Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping calls for deeper "strategic trust" in a speech to business leaders in Washington, on the second full day of his US visit.
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US manufacturing lifted by autos

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 16:14

US manufacturing grew 0.7% in January following a surge in output by the auto industry, but industrial production was flat.
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Singer-composer Dory Previn dies

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 13:00
related places: Oscar, Andre

Dory Previn, the US singer and composer who collaborated with former husband Andre on two Oscar-nominated songs, has died in Massachusetts at the age of 86.
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Miller cast in US Sherlock update

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 9:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British actor Jonny Lee Miller will play Sherlock Holmes in a proposed US TV update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective stories.
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New scuba death trial for US man

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 3:36
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Alabama

An American man accused of killing his wife on their Australian honeymoon by shutting off her oxygen tank while scuba diving goes on trial in Alabama.
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The early adventures of Xi Jinping

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 2:49

Which future leaders visited the US in their youth?
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Obama talks tough on China trade

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 2:27
related countries: China China

US President Barack Obama says China needs to follow fair trade practices as it plays an increasingly important global role.
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China's Xi defends rights record

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 2:13
related countries: China China

China's leader-in-waiting, Xi Jinping, defends his country's record on human rights, at the start of a week-long visit to the United States.
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Obama hosts China's heir apparent

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 1:51
related countries: China China

US President Barack Obama presses China's leader-in-waiting, Xi Jinping, on trade and human rights, as he welcomes him to the White House.
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US carrier in Strait of Hormuz

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 20:14
related countries: Iran Iran

A US aircraft carrier passes through the Strait of Hormuz for the second time in recent weeks, amid heightened tension with Iran.
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VIDEO: On board US carrier in Strait of Hormuz

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 19:29
related countries: Iran Iran

The BBC's Jonathan Beale reports from on board the American aircraft carrier which has sailed through the Strait of Hormuz for the second time in a month, amid tensions between Iran and the US.
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Monsanto court blow on poisoning

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 10:35
related countries: France France
related places: Monsanto

A French court finds US biotech giant Monsanto legally responsible for the poisoning of a farmer who inhaled a powerful weedkiller.
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Grammys see huge US ratings boost

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 10:01

Nearly 40 million Americans watched this year's Grammys Awards, figures show.
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Pakistan frees US man in Peshawar

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 9:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

Pakistani police release a US citizen detained at the airport in the city of Peshawar after he was discovered with bullets in his luggage.
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Al Pacino honoured at White House

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 9:20
related places: White House

US actor Al Pacino receives the National Medal of Arts at a White House ceremony that sees 16 other individuals and organisations honoured.
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Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 2:01
related places: Washington

The governor of the US state of Washington signs a gay marriage bill into law, as similar legislation clears one hurdle in New Jersey.
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A forgotten hero of World War II

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 0:31

The untold story of the first US airman killed in Europe
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VIDEO: Xi Jinping: China's next leader?

Monday, February 13th 2012, 23:14
related countries: China China

Damian Grammaticas looks at Chinese vice president Xi Jinping, who has just arrived in the US where he will meet President Obama.
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Go-ahead for Google Motorola bid

Monday, February 13th 2012, 22:51

US regulators approve Google's $12.5bn (£7.9bn) bid for phone maker Motorola Mobility, hours after it wins clearance from European authorities.
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US justice robbed at knifepoint

Monday, February 13th 2012, 22:41

US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was robbed by a machete-wielding man in the Caribbean, a court spokeswoman says.
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Obama budget plan to tax the rich

Monday, February 13th 2012, 21:27

US President Obama unveils a $3.8 trillion budget, with plans to raise taxes on the wealthy, prompting an election year fiscal fight with Republicans.
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US militia tried in sedition case

Monday, February 13th 2012, 19:01
related places: Christian, Michigan

Seven members of a Michigan militia of self-described Christian warriors go on trial accused of plotting to wage war against the US.
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US and N Korea plan nuclear talks

Monday, February 13th 2012, 18:49
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing, Pyongyang, Washington

US and North Korean officials will meet in Beijing on 23 February to discuss Pyongyang's controversial nuclear programme, Washington says.
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Missiles suspect to be extradited

Monday, February 13th 2012, 14:05
related countries: Iran Iran

A retired businessman will be extradited to the US within days over charges of conspiring to sell batteries for Iranian missiles, his lawyer says.
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Love story The Vow tops US chart

Monday, February 13th 2012, 10:54
related places: Valentine, Day

Romantic drama The Vow, starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, tops the US box office chart ahead of Valentine's Day.
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Suarez & Dalglish issue apologies

Monday, February 13th 2012, 9:55
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and manager Kenny Dalglish apologise for the handshake row against Manchester United after the direct intervention of the club's American owners.
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VIDEO: Houston death stuns music world

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 16:45

Fans and musicians have reacted with shock to the death of American singer and actress Whitney Houston.
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VIDEO: Whitney Houston filmed with Ray J

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 15:52
related places: Los Angeles

American singer and actress Whitney Houston has died in Los Angeles at the age of 48.
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Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 12:25

Singer and actress Whitney Houston, one of the most celebrated acts of all time, is found dead in Los Angeles at the age of 48.
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VIDEO: Tributes paid to Whitney Houston

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 11:43

Stars pay tribute to US singer and actress Whitney Houston.
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VIDEO: Whitney Houston dies, aged 48

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 1:45

American singer and actress Whitney Houston has died at the age of 48.
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VIDEO: US baby kidnap 'mother' pleads guilty

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 14:32

A US woman, who stole a baby from a New York City hospital in 1987 and raised the child as her own, has pleaded guilty to kidnapping.
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Meeting Rick Santorum's Italian family

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 11:58
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian family's surprise over US presidential hopeful
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Notorious kidnapper pleads guilty

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 3:01

Ann Pettway, the US woman who stole a newborn baby from a New York City hospital in 1987 and raised her as her own, admits kidnapping.
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Romney: I'm a true conservative

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 0:36

US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney tries to woo sceptical primary voters, telling a major conference he is "severely conservative".
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Obama changes contraception rule

Friday, February 10th 2012, 23:03
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama says insurers - and not religious institutions - will provide contraception to women free of charge, amid a row with religious leaders.
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Uzbek pleads guilty to Obama plot

Friday, February 10th 2012, 21:47
related countries: Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
related places: Birmingham, Alabama

A 22-year-old Uzbek man admits at a federal court in Birmingham, Alabama plotting to kill US President Barack Obama.
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VIDEO: China investigating police chief

Friday, February 10th 2012, 16:43
related countries: China China

Chinese authorities say they are investigating after one of the country's top police chiefs spent a day at a US consulate, state media reports.
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Life term for Frankfurt shooting

Friday, February 10th 2012, 14:58

A Kosovo man who admitted shooting dead two US airmen at Frankfurt airport a year ago is sentenced to life in prison by a German court.
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Imports increase US trade deficit

Friday, February 10th 2012, 14:40

Record imports contributed to a 3.7% increase in the US trade deficit in December, official figures show.
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Chris Brown to stay on probation

Friday, February 10th 2012, 9:04

The American R&B star is told by a judge that he is doing well but must remain on probation for attacking Rihanna in 2009.
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China media: Xi and Harper

Friday, February 10th 2012, 5:51
related countries: China China
related places: Harper

Morning newspaper round-up: preview coverage on Xi Jinping's US trip is gearing up, as Stephen Harper enjoys some Chinese cuisine.
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US eases rules on women in combat

Friday, February 10th 2012, 4:09

The US military announces plans to relax curbs on women serving in combat roles, but an advocacy group says the policy does not go far enough.
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Tribe sues beer makers for $500m

Friday, February 10th 2012, 3:07

South Dakota's Oglala Sioux tribe has sued major beer makers for $500m for fuelling chronic alcohol abuse in one of the poorest communities in the US.
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'Lifeline' US-Somalia remittances on hold

Friday, February 10th 2012, 2:02

Somalis suffer as US cuts remittances amid terror fears
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VIDEO: Teenagers caught out by sniffer dog

Friday, February 10th 2012, 1:11

A US company is helping parents find out if their children are taking drugs by bringing a sniffer dog into their homes
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Marines unit in 'SS logo' photo

Friday, February 10th 2012, 0:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A US Marine sniper unit in Afghanistan posed in September 2010 in front of a flag resembling the Nazi-era SS logo, the Marine Corps confirms.
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US banks in home seizure payouts

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 21:50

Five of the biggest US banks agree to provide $25bn in assistance to homeowners to settle claims over improper foreclosure practices.
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US approves two nuclear reactors

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 18:22

US nuclear authorities approve the first nuclear reactors to be built in the country in decades, over the objection of commission's chairman.
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US House backs insider trade ban

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 17:38
related places: Congress

The US House of Representatives passes legislation barring insider trading by members of Congress by an overwhelming 417 to 2 vote.
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China investigating police chief

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 17:35
related countries: China China

Chinese authorities are investigating after a top police chief spent a day at the US consulate, state media says, amid rumours he sought asylum.
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Lost $9m jewels found in drawer

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 17:10
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Hague

Jewellery worth $9m (£5.9m), thought stolen from the wife of the US ambassador to the Netherlands in 2006, is found in the Hague.
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Obesity ads 'risk child stigma'

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 15:52

A US advertising campaign showing stark images of overweight teenagers is criticised by a senior US public health official.
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Key militant 'killed in Pakistan'

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 10:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

One of the most senior al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan, Badar Mansoor, is killed in a US drone strike, local officials say.
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China policeman mystery deepens

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 5:33
related countries: China China

The mystery over a top Chinese police chief deepens as the US confirms he visited its consulate - but China says it was "resolved smoothly".
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US contraceptive rule 'must go'

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 2:15
related places: Congress

The top Republican in Congress calls for a law against a contraceptive rule if President Obama does not back down in the face of Catholic leaders' anger.
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Singapore warns US on China talk

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 2:11
related countries: China China, Singapore Singapore

Singapore's foreign minister, visiting Washington DC, warns the US that anti-China election rhetoric could spark reaction.
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