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We have started to collect the most important news related to United States in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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United States: news

VIDEO: US Midwest to face more tornadoes

Monday, April 16th 2012, 16:00
related places: Oklahoma

A sixth person has died in Oklahoma after tornadoes tore through large parts of the US Midwest over the weekend, emergency officials say.
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US retail sales beat expectations

Monday, April 16th 2012, 15:17
related places: March

US retail sales grew at a faster-than-expected pace in March, raising hopes that the economy has not slowed as much as feared.
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Sixth death from Midwest twisters

Monday, April 16th 2012, 14:03
related places: Oklahoma, Midwest

A spate of tornadoes in the US Midwest leave six people dead including three children in one Oklahoma town, after warning sirens failed to sound.
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Citigroup quarterly profits fall

Monday, April 16th 2012, 12:32

US banking giant Citigroup says its quarterly profits have declined amid "uncertainty" over the global economy.
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Hunger Games continues chart run

Monday, April 16th 2012, 11:37

The Hunger Games tops the North American box office for the fourth week in a row.
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World Bank president to be named

Monday, April 16th 2012, 10:40
related places: President

The World Bank is poised to announce its next president, with the US nominee, Jim Yong Kim the favourite of the two candidates.
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'Chin-job' fever takes hold in US

Monday, April 16th 2012, 6:58

Chin implants are the fastest growing type of cosmetic procedure in the US according to plastic surgeons.
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US and Philippines in sea drills

Monday, April 16th 2012, 5:39
related countries: China China, Philippines Philippines
related places: Beijing, Manila

Joint US-Philippine military exercises get under way in the South China Sea, with Manila locked in a stand-off with Beijing over a disputed shoal.
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Peer suspended after bounty claim

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 22:26
related places: Bush

A Labour peer suspended from the party after accusations he called for a £10m bounty for the capture of US Presidents Obama and Bush denies the claims.
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Tornadoes kill five in US Midwest

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 13:13

Tornadoes hit a large swathe of the US Midwest, killing at least five people and causing extensive damage in an Oklahoma town overnight.
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US 'to make profit from bailouts'

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 10:47

The US will make a profit from bailing out the nation's banks and carmakers at the height of the financial crisis, the Treasury says.
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An Iranian mystery: Just who are the MEK?

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 9:05
related countries: Iran Iran

The costly effort to rebrand Iranian group on the US terrorist list
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VIDEO: Tornado warning across US Midwest

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 7:15

Severe storms are threatening to bring more tornadoes to a large part of the US Midwest, forecasters are warning.
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VIDEO: US Midwest put on tornado watch

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 16:00

A severe storm threatens to bring tornadoes to a vast swathe of the Midwestern US, forecasters are warning.
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US Secret Service agents recalled

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 3:46
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Several US Secret Service agents in Colombia to provide security for President Barack Obama are recalled amid allegations of misconduct.
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Nazi becomes Washington lobbyist

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 2:34
related places: Washington

The American Nazi Party registers its first lobbyist in Washington DC, according to registration documents filed at the US Capitol.
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Obama 'paid 20.5% in tax' in 2011

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 0:57
related places: Republican

US President Barack Obama releases his tax return for 2011, as he seeks to make taxation a key election issue with Republican foes.
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Tough topics for Americas summit

Friday, April 13th 2012, 22:51
related places: Summit

Summit shows changing US-Latin America ties
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Abortion is key US political flashpoint as laws tighten

Friday, April 13th 2012, 22:37

Abortion debate looms large in US election campaign
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JP Morgan reports business bounce

Friday, April 13th 2012, 20:51

JP Morgan, the first major US bank to announce its results, reports a rebound in revenues in the first three months of 2012.
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AUDIO: US barber is world's oldest

Friday, April 13th 2012, 20:51

Anthony Mancinelli is, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the oldest working barber in the world.
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Shares hit by worries over Spain

Friday, April 13th 2012, 20:39
related countries: Spain Spain

Shares fall in the US and Europe, led by banks, as worries about the Spanish economy's borrowing needs re-emerge in financial markets.
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VIDEO: Abortion becomes US flashpoint

Friday, April 13th 2012, 18:59

As Newsnight's Paul Mason reports, in the US the issue of abortion has become charged in a way almost unimaginable in Europe.
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New Jersey mayor in fire rescue

Friday, April 13th 2012, 15:36
related places: High, Newark

A New Jersey mayor, Cory Booker, plays down suggestions he is a hero after he rushed into a burning house to save a woman.
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India anger at actor's detention

Friday, April 13th 2012, 14:30
related countries: India India
related places: White Plains

India reacts angrily to the detention of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan by US authorities for 90 minutes at White Plains airport.
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US consumer prices rise by 0.3%

Friday, April 13th 2012, 13:42
related places: March

US consumer prices edged higher in March due mainly to increases in the cost of fuel, figures show.
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US police chief shot dead in raid

Friday, April 13th 2012, 12:27
related places: New Hampshire

A man shoots dead a police chief days from retirement and injures four other officers in a drugs raid at a house in a small New Hampshire town.
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Cohen ex-manager convicted in US

Friday, April 13th 2012, 8:42
related places: Los Angeles

Leonard Cohen's former manager is found guilty of harassing the singer by a court in Los Angeles.
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VIDEO: New Hampshire policeman shot dead

Friday, April 13th 2012, 5:48

A policeman has been shot dead and four others injured in a gun battle in the US.
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India challenges US steel duties

Friday, April 13th 2012, 4:35
related countries: India India
related places: Washington

India takes the US to the World Trade Organization over import duties levied by Washington on Indian steel products.
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Alaska coast guard seek shooter

Friday, April 13th 2012, 1:58
related places: Alaska

Authorities are looking for a suspect after two members of the US Coast Guard in Alaska were found dead in what appears to be a double murder.
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Obama weighs in on mothering spat

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 23:08
related places: Republican

US President Barack Obama defends Ann Romney, the wife of his Republican rival, and says there is "no tougher job" than being a mother.
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Pentagon buys dual-focus contacts

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 23:06

Prototype contact lenses designed to offer troops enhanced vision are ordered by the US Department of Defense's research lab.
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Edwards election fraud case opens

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 20:15

Jury selection is under way in the trial of John Edwards, a former US presidential candidate, accused of using campaign funds to cover up his pregnant mistress.
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Goldman fined $22m over 'huddles'

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 19:57

Goldman Sachs is fined $22m (£13.8m) by US regulators to settle charges some "top clients" may have been tipped off about stocks.
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US to pay Native Americans $1bn

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 15:01

US authorities will pay $1bn to 41 Native American tribes who complained their land had been mismanaged.
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VIDEO: A gift for Obama - Demo the donkey

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 14:52
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A village in Colombia is making ready a present for the US President's visit to Colombia for the Summit of the Americas - a little donkey called Demo.
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US trade gap narrows in February

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 14:03
related places: February

The US trade deficit narrowed in February after imports fell and exports hit a new record, figures show.
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US state set to repeal executions

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 13:45

Following a 10-hour debate, legislators in the US state of Connecticut vote to abolish the death penalty
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US election: Battleground states

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 11:51
related places: Battleground

Find out where US presidential election will be won
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NoW hacking cases launched in US

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 11:48

Lawyer Mark Lewis says he is taking legal action in the US on behalf of three alleged victims of phone hacking by the News of the World.
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US tops global clean energy table

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 8:11
related countries: China China

The US regains top spot from China as the biggest investor in clean energy in 2011, according to global rankings.
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US watchdog sues China truck firm

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 1:54
related countries: China China

US watchdog the Securities and Exchange Commission sues AutoChina and 11 investors over alleged stock manipulation.
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Trayvon Martin 'charges pending'

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 21:52
related places: Florida

A Florida prosecutor is to bring murder charges against a neighbourhood watchman who shot an unarmed black teenager, US law enforcement officials say.
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US soldiers dead in Morocco crash

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 21:45
related countries: Morocco Morocco

Two American soldiers have died and another two are injured after their helicopter crashed in southern Morocco, according to US officials.
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US sues Apple over e-book prices

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 21:34
related places: Justice, Apple

Technology giant Apple and major publishers are accused by the US Department of Justice of colluding to increase the price of e-books.
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US judge fines drugs giant $1.1bn

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 16:22

Drugs giant Johnson & Johnson is ordered by a US judge to pay $1.1bn for downplaying the risks involved in taking its anti-psychotic drug Risperdal.
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Swiss court blocks bank data deal

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 11:35
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A Swiss court has blocked the handover of details of a Credit Suisse customer to US authorities.
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China helps BMW hit record sales

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 10:57
related countries: China China, Germany Germany

German carmaker BMW reports record sales for the first quarter of 2012, a period in which it sold more cars in China than in the US for the first time.
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VIDEO: Bear strays into US neighbourhood

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 10:52
related places: California

A wild black bear has been captured after straying into a residential area in California, US.
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Yuvraj hopes to return to cricket

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 10:02

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who underwent treatment for cancer in the US, says he hopes to be in a "mental and physical condition" to be back on the field in a couple of months.
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Clinton 'hearts' text spoof site

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 0:59

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gives her seal of approval to a website showing spoof texts from her to various political leaders.
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The school run... from class to court

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 23:38

Why US pupils can get a conviction for writing on a desk
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Rick Santorum ends presidency bid

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 23:33
related places: Republican

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum ends his bid, clearing the way for ex-Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney to take on Barack Obama.
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Alcoa's quarterly profits decline

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 21:50
related places: Alcoa

US aluminium giant Alcoa says that its net profits fell from a year ago as the company kicked off US earnings season.
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World stocks slip on growth fears

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 21:12
related places: Easter, Friday

Stocks fall on fears over the health of the global economy, after last week's weak US jobs data and persistent fears over the eurozone.
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Apple's market value hits $600bn

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 19:19
related places: Apple

Tech giant Apple surpasses $600bn (£379bn) in value for the first time, affirming its position as the world's most valuable firm.
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Judges back Abu Hamza extradition

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 16:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The European Court of Human Rights backs terror extraditions from the UK to the US in one of its most important rulings in years.
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Best Buy chief executive resigns

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 15:02

The chief executive of US electronics retailer Best Buy, Brian Dunn, resigns after the firm's recent poor performance.
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AUDIO: Child beauty pageants 'not natural'

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 14:41
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Sydney

MP Jill Hall is calling on the Australian parliament to stop a US child beauty pageant from going to Sydney.
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US school workers in lottery win

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 13:41
related places: Maryland

Three Maryland school employees who worked other jobs to make ends meet share a third of the winnings from a record $656m (£413m) lottery jackpot.
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Boy steers school bus to safety

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 11:52

A young US student steers a school bus to safety after the driver apparently has a heart attack while driving.
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Sony doubles annual loss forecast

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 9:52

Sony doubles its forecasted annual loss to $6.4bn due to a tax charge in the US, as the company prepares to unveil a turnaround plan.
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Judges back Abu Hamza extradition

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 8:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The European Court of Human Rights backs terror extraditions from the UK to the US in one of its most important rulings in years.
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Sony doubles annual loss forecast

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 8:09

Sony doubles its forecasted annual loss to $6.4bn due to a tax charge in the US.
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Syria 'failing to abide by truce'

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 4:47
related countries: Syria Syria

There is no sign of Syria abiding by a plan to bring fighting to an end, the US says, as violence intensifies despite a deadline to withdraw troops.
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Recovery not complete - Bernanke

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 1:22

Ben Bernanke says the US economy is yet to fully recover from impact of the global financial crisis and warns of new risks.
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Recovery not complete - Bernanke

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 1:22

Ben Bernanke says the US economy is yet to fully recover from impact of the global financial crisis and warns of new risks.
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On the trail with Bigfoot-hunters

Monday, April 9th 2012, 23:05
related places: Bigfoot

On the trail with the US Sasquatch-hunters
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On the trail with Bigfoot-hunters

Monday, April 9th 2012, 23:05
related places: Bigfoot

On the trail with the US Sasquatch-hunters
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Mega Millions winner claims prize

Monday, April 9th 2012, 22:58
related places: Maryland

One of three winners of the $656m Mega Millions jackpot has come forward with a ticket from the US state of Maryland, lottery officials say.
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Brazil and US aim for deeper ties

Monday, April 9th 2012, 21:47
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff stresses the growing importance of Brazil-US relations after meeting President Obama at the White House.
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Brazil and US aim for deeper ties

Monday, April 9th 2012, 21:47
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil
related places: White House

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff stresses the growing importance of Brazil-US relations after meeting President Obama at the White House.
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Israeli spy Pollard in hospital

Monday, April 9th 2012, 21:19
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Pollard

Jonathan Pollard, an Israeli spy serving life in prison for leaking classified US documents, has been taken to hospital, say US prison officials.
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Israeli spy Pollard in hospital

Monday, April 9th 2012, 21:19
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Pollard

Jonathan Pollard, an Israeli spy serving life in prison for leaking classified US documents, has been taken to hospital, say US prison officials.
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Tulsa gun-spree suspects in court

Monday, April 9th 2012, 20:48
related places: Oklahoma, Tulsa

Two men accused of a shooting rampage that terrorised an African-American community in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have their bail set at $9m (£5.6m) each.
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VIDEO: Obamas host Easter egg roll

Monday, April 9th 2012, 19:59
related places: White House, Easter

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle have hosted thousands of children and their parents at the White House's annual Easter egg roll.
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VIDEO: Obamas host Easter egg roll

Monday, April 9th 2012, 19:59
related places: White House, Easter

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle have hosted thousands of children and their parents at the White House's annual Easter egg roll.
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VIDEO: Searching for Bigfoot in Kentucky

Monday, April 9th 2012, 19:41
related places: Kentucky, Bigfoot

The BBC's Matt Danzico speaks to a group of trackers looking for Bigfoot in the US state of Kentucky.
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Spears' fiance 'to be guardian'

Monday, April 9th 2012, 15:55

Britney Spears' fiance applies to become her joint guardian, responsible for her food, clothing and medical care, according to US reports.
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Spears' fiance 'to be guardian'

Monday, April 9th 2012, 15:55

Britney Spears' fiance applies to become her joint guardian, responsible for her food, clothing and medical care, according to US reports.
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AT&T sells Yellow Pages for $1bn

Monday, April 9th 2012, 14:51

US telecom giant AT&T sells the Yellow Pages to a private equity firm for $950m (£600m).
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Hunger Games makes $300m in US

Monday, April 9th 2012, 9:27

Action film The Hunger Games spends its third week at the top of the US box office, with takings now in excess of $300m.
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Hunger Games makes $300m in US

Monday, April 9th 2012, 9:27

Action film The Hunger Games spends its third week at the top of the US box office, with takings now in excess of $300m.
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Brazil seeks US help with skills shortage

Monday, April 9th 2012, 8:09
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazil eyes US expertise to help educate its students
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Yuvraj back after cancer therapy

Monday, April 9th 2012, 6:10
related countries: India India

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who underwent treatment for cancer in the United States, returns home to India after three months.
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World's first 'sky-worthy' car

Monday, April 9th 2012, 0:53

US company shows off vehicle that flies and drives
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Watson wins Masters in play-off

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 23:37
related places: Augusta, Masters

American Bubba Watson wins a thrilling Masters play-off with Louis Oosthuizen to secure his first major title.
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VIDEO: Afghan-US night raids deal signed

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 19:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Afghan government has signed a deal with the US, giving Afghanistan full responsibility for special forces carrying out night raids against insurgents.
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Veteran interviewer Wallace dies

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 15:33
related places: Wallace, Veteran

Veteran journalist Mike Wallace, famed for his tough interviews on US news programme 60 Minutes over four decades, dies aged 93.
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Afghan-US night raid deal signed

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 11:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Afghan government and US special forces sign a deal on the conduct of controversial night raids.
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In Pictures: Cherry blossom festival

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 1:38
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's flowering gift to the US capital - 100 years on
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US city shootings spark manhunt

Saturday, April 7th 2012, 23:34
related places: Tulsa

Authorities in the US city of Tulsa launch a manhunt after a series of shootings which police say may have been racially motivated.
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Artist Thomas Kinkade dies at 54

Saturday, April 7th 2012, 16:24

The US painter Thomas Kinkade, best known for his pictures of idyllic landscapes, has died at the age of 54, his family say.
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Couples & Dufner lead at Augusta

Saturday, April 7th 2012, 0:07
related places: Augusta, Masters

American veteran Fred Couples and compatriot Jason Dufner lead the Masters with Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood one shot back after an absorbing second round at Augusta.
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US Navy jet crashes in Virginia

Friday, April 6th 2012, 23:55
related places: Virginia

A US Navy F-18 jet crashes into an apartment building in a residential area of the town of Virginia Beach, causing a fire but few reports of injuries.
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A Cambodian American who can never 'go home'

Friday, April 6th 2012, 23:29
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

An American immigrant who can never 'go home'
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US man survives nail into heart

Friday, April 6th 2012, 23:00

A New Jersey man is making a quick recovery after accidentally shooting a 4-inch (10cm) nail into his heart.
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US man survives nail into heart

Friday, April 6th 2012, 23:00

A New Jersey man is making a quick recovery after accidentally shooting a 4-inch (10cm) nail into his heart.
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Owner gives up marijuana school

Friday, April 6th 2012, 20:59
related places: California

The man who runs a California school offering courses on growing marijuana says he will give up the project days after US federal agents raided it.
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