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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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Obama hails Awlaki death in Yemen

Friday, September 30th 2011, 21:10
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Barack Obama says the death in Yemen of the US-born key al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki is a "major blow" to the terror organisation.
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Florida schedules early primary

Friday, September 30th 2011, 20:35
related places: Florida

The pivotal US election swing state of Florida angers Republicans by scheduling its contest to pick the party's presidential nominee early.
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Markets see big quarterly falls

Friday, September 30th 2011, 20:14

Shares in Europe and the US close lower, ending one of the worst three-month periods for the markets in the past decade.
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Credit agencies 'have failures'

Friday, September 30th 2011, 17:10

The US Securities and Exchange Commission discovers "apparent failures" at 10 credit rating agencies.
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Islamist cleric killed in Yemen

Friday, September 30th 2011, 16:17
related countries: Yemen Yemen

US-born suspected al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, whose death was said to have been personally ordered by President Obama, is killed by a US drone strike in Yemen.
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VIDEO: Islamist cleric 'killed in Yemen'

Friday, September 30th 2011, 12:48
related countries: Yemen Yemen

US-born radical Islamist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a key al-Qaeda leader, has been killed in Yemen, the country's defence ministry said
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Chinese launch set to US anthem

Friday, September 30th 2011, 12:44
related countries: China China

China's state broadcaster uses an American patriotic song to accompany a video animation of Thursday's space launch.
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Drug bust at Boeing defence plant

Friday, September 30th 2011, 3:25
related places: Pennsylvania

US federal agents arrest 37 people in a drugs raid on a Pennsylvania plant run by aircraft manufacturer Boeing.
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China tech stocks dive on Nasdaq

Friday, September 30th 2011, 1:19
related countries: China China
related places: New York

Chinese internet stocks dive in New York trading as the US Department of Justice considers launching a fraud investigation.
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US condemns Syrian envoy attack

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 19:58
related countries: Syria Syria

The US secretary of state calls on Syria to protect American diplomats after supporters of Syria's president pelt US ambassador Robert Ford with eggs.
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US hostage spoof raises eyebrows

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 18:09
related places: Capitol

US police say they are investigating tweets by a satirical website The Onion about a spoof security alert at Washington DC's Capitol building.
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Pakistan PM rejects US pressure

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 17:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's prime minister hits back in a row with the US, refusing to bow to pressure to step up the fight against militants active in Afghanistan.
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Full Tilt Poker licence revoked

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 15:38

Besieged online gambling site Full Tilt Poker has had its licence revoked, a week after US lawmakers accused it of being a "global Ponzi scheme".
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Mob pelts US ambassador in Syria

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 15:32
related countries: Syria Syria

Supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad pelt US ambassador Robert Ford with tomatoes and eggs as he meets an opposition figure.
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US economic growth rate at 1.3%

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 13:09
related places: June

The US economy grew at an annualised rate of 1.3% between April and June, says the Commerce Department.
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Tony Bennett tops US chart at 85

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 8:51

Legendary singer Tony Bennett becomes the oldest living performer to score a US number one album, hitting the top spot for the first time in his 60-year career.
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US to decide Haqqani group status

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 7:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The United States says it is close to deciding whether to label the Pakistan-based Haqqani network a foreign terrorist organisation.
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The American Taliban, 10 years on

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 2:51

John Walker Lindh's parents, 10 years on
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USS Cole bomb suspect to be tried

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 1:57
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The prime suspect in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen will face a military tribunal in Guantanamo Bay, US defence officials say.
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US bomb plot 'aimed at Pentagon'

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 23:21
related places: Boston

A US citizen is arrested in Boston accused of planning to bomb the Pentagon and US Capitol building, after an undercover investigation by the FBI.
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US holds 2,900 illegal immigrants

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 19:22

Nearly 3,000 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions have been arrested in a nationwide round-up across all US states, say officials.
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Tainted US melons kill up to 16

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 15:34
related places: Colorado

Up to 16 people may have died from listeria in contaminated Colorado cantaloupes that have sickened scores of people across the US, officials say.
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US durable goods slip in August

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 15:05
related places: August

Orders for big manufactured goods in the US fell slightly in August after a sharp jump in the previous month, figures show.
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US urges China on Tibetan rights

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 9:40
related countries: China China

The United States is urging China's government to respect the rights of Tibetans following an incident in which two teenage monks set themselves alight.
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Polanski returns for Zurich award

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 8:58
related places: Zurich

Director Roman Polanski returns to Zurich to receive an award he was prevented from collecting two years ago, when he was held on US extradition warrant.
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Bees dip for the sweetest rewards

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 8:51

Mathematicians in the US discover why the flowers pollinated by bees have sweeter nectar than those visited by butterflies.
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Woman sues US sex site over pics

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 8:15

A County Antrim woman whose private photos appeared on a website for prostitutes receives legal permission to sue its US operators.
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Life with the real Frank Zappa

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 7:17

New memoir paints different picture of US musician
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US to probe HTC's Apple complaint

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 2:59
related places: Apple

US trade commission launches an investigation into claims by Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC that Apple copied its technology.
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Portugal holds fugitive US killer

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 22:11
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Convicted killer George Wright, on the run from US justice for more than 40 years, is arrested in Portugal, the FBI says.
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West angered by Israel expansion

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 22:03
related countries: France France, Israel Israel, Sweden Sweden
related places: Eu

The US, EU, France, Britain and Sweden express their disappointment as Israel approves the construction of 1,100 homes in the Jewish settlement of Gilo.
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Iraq to buy US F-16 fighter jets

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 21:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq makes the first payment in a deal to buy 18 US F-16 fighter jets which officials say is aimed at securing air sovereignty after US troops leave.
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VIDEO: Gang guns turned into metal angels

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 20:07
related places: Los Angeles

An organisation in the US city of Los Angeles is collecting firearms from street gangs and transforming them into angel sculptures.
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Hispanic education in crisis

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 18:40

How Latinos are falling behind at school - and why US will suffer
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World famous bear believed killed

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 17:19
related places: Minnesota

A wild bear whose birth was shown live around the world on the internet is believed to have been shot and killed by a hunter in Minnesota, US.
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Washington Monument gets survey

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 17:04
related places: August

Engineers abseil from the top of the Washington Monument for a closer inspection of damage from last month's earthquake.
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IPad 'gains 80% of tablet market'

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 16:00
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Apple

Apple's iPad captured 80% of the tablet computer market in the US and Canada in April to July, a report says.
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Drug lord's wife has twins in US

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 10:54
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The wife of Mexico's most wanted drug baron, Joaquin Guzman, gives birth to twin girls at a US hospital.
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US singer Jessy Dixon dies at 73

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 10:47
related places: Chicago

Gospel singer Jessy Dixon, who also wrote songs for numerous artists including Cher and Diana Ross, dies at his Chicago home aged 73.
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Italy 27-10 United States

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 8:49
related places: Nelson

Italy keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals of the World Cup with a bonus-point victory over the United States in Nelson.
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Sheen settles over sitcom sacking

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 8:10

Actor Charlie Sheen settles a legal dispute with the makers of US TV sitcom Two and a Half Men over being fired from the show.
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VIDEO: ID technology marks anonymity end

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 2:27
related places: New

New advances in facial recognition technology could mark the end of anonymity in public spaces and help usher in a new age of law enforcement in the US.
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Senate deal prevents US shutdown

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 0:36

The US Senate approves a budget bill, amid a dispute over disaster relief that threatened a partial government shutdown.
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Deloitte sued for $7.6bn in US

Monday, September 26th 2011, 21:33

Accounting giant Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu is sued for $7.6bn in the US and accused of failing to detect fraud, something Deloitte denies.
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Boeing delivers first Dreamliner

Monday, September 26th 2011, 16:57
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Monday

US planemaker Boeing delivers its first 787 Dreamliner to Japan's All Nippon Airways, after three years of delays.
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Viewpoint: The end of a new beginning?

Monday, September 26th 2011, 16:03

PJ Crowley says US veto threat to Palestinians is a policy failure
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US new house sales fall in August

Monday, September 26th 2011, 15:03
related places: August

US new home sales fell to a six-month low in August, figures show, although July's figure is revised slightly upwards.
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VIDEO: Wingsuit flyer dives through cave

Monday, September 26th 2011, 10:43
related countries: China China
related places: Hunan

An American professional wingsuit flyer has successfully performed a jump and dive through China's Tianmen Hole - an actual hole through a mountain in Hunan province
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Lion King reigns at US box office

Monday, September 26th 2011, 7:45

The 3D re-release of Walt Disney's The Lion King holds off Brad Pitt's baseball drama Moneyball at the US box office.
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VIDEO: Hikers back in US after Iran release

Monday, September 26th 2011, 0:33
related countries: Iran Iran

Two Americans released after spending more than two years in jail in Iran on spying charges have expressed their anger at the Iranian authorities.
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Hikers freed by Iran return to US

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 22:10
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq

Two Americans return home after spending more than two years in an Iranian jail on spying charges for allegedly crossing the border from Iraq.
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Cuba-US swimmer abandons crossing

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 16:40
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Florida

Endurance athlete Diana Nyad ends her latest attempt to complete a record-breaking swim from Cuba to Florida, following jellyfish stings.
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US drones 'hit Somali militants'

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 10:43
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The Somali port of Kismayo, currently a key asset of Islamists, is attacked by US unmanned drones, local residents say.
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Cuba-US swimmer defies jellyfish

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 6:57
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Florida

Endurance athlete Diana Nyad continues her world-record swim attempt from Cuba to Florida despite multiple jellyfish stings.
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US mulls Iran group 'terror' tag

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 0:14
related countries: Iran Iran

Should the US lift its ban on Iranian MEK group?
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Chavez opponent seeks presidency

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 23:38
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez launches his bid for the presidency, after the Inter-American Human Rights Court rules that he should be allowed to stand.
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Satellite falls off US west coast

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 16:13

Nasa says its six-tonne UARS satellite landed off the US west coast early on Saturday with no reports of injury or damage to property.
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Geithner calls for action on debt

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 14:07

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner calls on European leaders to urgently send a decisive signal that they have a strategy for tackling the debt crisis.
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Man faces 'collar-bomb' charges

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 6:53
related countries: Australia Australia

A man accused of locking a teenage girl to a fake bomb is extradited from the US to his home country of Australia to face formal charges over the incident.
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Abbas applies for UN recognition

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 20:22

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas presents the Palestinians' bid for statehood at the UN, to rapturous applause in the General Assembly.
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Britons consider US hacking case

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 20:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British victims of alleged phone hacking by the News of the World consider legal action in the US against parent company News Corporation.
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Solyndra heads decline to testify

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 19:14
related places: Senior

Senior executives of bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra decline to testify at a US congressional hearing into federal loans to the company.
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Fresh funding feud grips Congress

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 19:00
related places: Congress

A US partial government shutdown looms amid the latest spending dispute to cripple Congress - over part of a federal funding bill covering disaster relief.
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Bolivian anti-drugs chief jailed

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 17:34
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

A US court jails the former chief of Bolivia's anti-narcotic police, Gen Rene Sanabria, for trafficking cocaine.
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Friday, September 23rd 2011, 17:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's foreign minister has warned that the US could lose Pakistan as an ally if it continues to publicly accuse Islamabad of supporting militants.
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X Factor beaten in US TV ratings

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 15:17

The first episode of X Factor USA draws in 12.1 million viewers but is beaten in the ratings by Modern Family.
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Pakistan warns US on Kabul charge

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 15:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kabul

Pakistan's foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar warns the US may lose Pakistan as an ally if it continues to publicly accuse Islamabad of backing militants.
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Texas abolishes last meal request

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 14:07
related places: Texas

The US state of Texas abolishes last meal requests for prisoners condemned to execution after an inmate orders a huge meal and refuses to eat it.
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Suspected LulzSec hacker arrested

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 12:36

The FBI claims to have arrested one of the key members of the notorious LulzSec hacking group in a raid in the US
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Asia shares continue global slide

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 6:09
related places: Friday

Asian stocks slide further, after warnings about the state of the global economy caused a US and European sell-off.
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Mullen mauling shows patience wearing thin with Pakistan

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 23:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

US patience is wearing thin with its ally Pakistan
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Global growth fears sink markets

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 21:31

US shares dive as warnings from the IMF and others that the global economy is in the "danger zone" spark panic among investors.
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Spike in US young health coverage

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 16:59

Nearly one million young adults in the US have gained health insurance in the year since the passage of President Obama's healthcare law, two surveys say.
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Pakistan 'supported' Kabul attack

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 16:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kabul

The most senior US military officer accuses Pakistan's spy agency of supporting the Haqqani group in last week's Kabul US embassy attack.
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Viewpoint: Mid-East peace needs fresh US approach

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 16:00

Palestinian writer argues the peace process needs reforming
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Nasa refines satellite crash time

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 14:53
related places: Earth, Friday

The US space agency (Nasa) says that its out-of-control climate satellite is expected to crash to Earth sometime on Friday evening (GMT).
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China hits out at US-Taiwan deal

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 14:37
related countries: China China, Taiwan Taiwan

China hits out at a US deal to upgrade Taiwan's ageing fleet of US-built F-16 fighter planes, warning it could harm bilateral co-operation.
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Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 12:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A US Senate committee votes to make aid to Pakistan conditional on action against groups such as the Haqqani network, as US disquiet grows at Pakistan's willingness to take on militants on its soil.
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Troy Davis is executed in Georgia

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 12:23
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Troy Davis is executed in Georgia for shooting a policeman in 1989, after a final appeal was rejected by the US Supreme Court.
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Rock legends REM announce split

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 9:15

Members of legendary US rock band REM have announced they are splitting up after 31 years and a string of hugely successful albums.
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Beatles refusal sells for $23,000

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 7:20

A document which reveals The Beatles refused to play in front of segregated audiences in the US sells for $23,000 (£14,875).
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Fed launches stimulus initiative

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 6:23

US shares fall after the Federal Reserve announces its $400bn scheme - dubbed Operation Twist - to help stimulate the US economy.
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US confirms Palestinian UN veto

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 5:51
related places: White House

Barack Obama tells the Palestinian president he will veto a bid for UN membership, but Mahmoud Abbas says he will not drop the plans.
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Troy Davis' last appeal rejected

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 2:24

Defence lawyers attempt last-minute appeals for Troy Davis, a US death row inmate set to be executed for a crime he denies.
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USAF sensor hitches ride to space

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 23:12

A commercial telecommunications satellite hosts a US Air Force experimental missile-detection sensor in what is set to become a major trend this decade.
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Iran frees jailed American hikers

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 23:04
related countries: Iran Iran

A pair of Americans convicted as spies and jailed in Iran for two years are released and emotionally reunited with their loved ones.
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Let's twist again!

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 22:41

Will the US Federal Reserve hit the right note?
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Obama warns on Palestinian UN bid

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 21:34

Barack Obama tells the UN General Assembly a Palestinian state can only be achieved through talks with Israel, as thousands rally across the West Bank in favour of the statehood bid.
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US drones in the Horn of Africa

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 20:58
related places: Africa

Trusted weapon to confront Horn of Africa terrorism and piracy
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VIDEO: Iran frees US hiker 'spies'

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 20:05
related countries: Iran Iran

Two US men given an eight-year jail term by Iran for spying have been released and emotionally reunited with their loved ones.
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US confirms Taiwan F-16 upgrade

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 18:13
related countries: China China, Taiwan Taiwan

The US confirms it plans to upgrade Taiwan's ageing fleet of F-16 fighters planes, a regular source of tensions with China.
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VIDEO: Tourist spaceport unveiled

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 17:17
related places: Mojave

A spaceport where spacecraft carrying tourists will be assembled and tested is unveiled in the Mojave desert in the US.
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VIDEO: SA gold miners sue in UK court

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 16:41
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former gold miners in South Africa are suing industry giant Anglo American in the London High Court for allegedly damaging their health.
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Blown apart in the US capital

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 16:28
related countries: Chile Chile

The day Chile's assassins struck in the US capital
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VIDEO: Davis death row appeal rejected

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 12:46
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The US state of Georgia has rejected a final clemency appeal for Troy Davis on the eve of his execution by lethal injection for the 1989 murder of an off-duty policeman.
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SA gold miners sue Anglo American

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 11:22
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former gold miners in South Africa are suing industry giant Anglo American for millions of dollars in the London High Court for allegedly damaging their health, their lawyers say.
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South Sudan to tackle corruption

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 11:06

The president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, announces measures to combat corruption, following local and foreign pressure to tackle the problem.
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Sheen TV funeral watched by 28.7m

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 9:39

Charlie Sheen's screen funeral on sitcom Two and a Half Men was watched by 28.7m in the US - the highest ratings for the show since it began in 2003.
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Wire star West shines in Othello

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 9:02
related places: Sheffield, West, Othello, Shakespeare, Crucible

Actors Dominic West and Clarke Peters, best known for starring in US drama The Wire, start their stage run in Shakespeare's Othello at The Crucible in Sheffield.
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Wallabies name Genia as skipper

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 5:30
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Friday

Australia name Will Genia as captain for Friday's match against the United States with open-side flanker David Pocock still absent after suffering a back injury.
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