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Kenya in 'counter-terror abuses'

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 18:34
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan counter-terrorism officers are accused of carrying out extra-judicial killings and other abuses in a report by US and Kenyan rights groups.
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MLS newcomers target Kaka signing

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 16:53

Major Soccer League's newest franchise Orlando City suggest they might try to lure Brazilian Kaka to the Florida club.
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US congressman admits cocaine charge

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 16:06
related places: Washington, Florida

A Republican congressman from Florida is sentenced to one year's probation after pleading guilty to cocaine possession.
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Eurostar bars obese Frenchman

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 15:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Frenchman

A clinically obese Frenchman refused a flight from the US is also barred from a Eurostar train in London and will now be taken back home by ferry.
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Two die in US air ambulance crash

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 15:41
related places: Florida

Two people are dead and two others missing, presumed dead, after an air ambulance crashed off the coast of Florida.
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US prices fall 0.1% in October

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 15:34

US consumer prices fall 0.1% in October as petrol prices drop, the US Labor Department says.
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US neo-Nazi serial killer executed

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 14:24

A US white supremacist who targeted black and Jewish people in a nationwide killing spree is put to death in the US state of Missouri.
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JP Morgan in record $13bn settlement

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 10:27

US bank JP Morgan agrees to a record $13bn (£8bn) settlement with US regulators for misleading investors during the housing crisis.
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US ambassador to China to quit post

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 9:08
related countries: China China

US ambassador to China Gary Locke announces he will step down from his post early next year for personal reasons.
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Afghan refugees 'abused in Iran'

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 6:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iran Iran

The US-based advocacy group Human Rights Watch accuses Iran of failing to protect Afghan refugees from abuse.
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Afghan-US deal strikes impasse

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 5:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US and Afghan officials give conflicting reports of a compromise designed to save a security deal that will allow US forces to remain in Afghanistan after next year.
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Obama urges no new Iran sanctions

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 2:45
related countries: Iran Iran

President Barack Obama urges US senators to hold off from proposing more sanctions against Iran to allow time for world powers to complete a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme.
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VIDEO: US Navy debuts the P-8A Poseidon

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 0:50

Flight Sergeant David Miles, explains to the BBC why the US Navy's P-8A Poseidon is a little bit different from the Boeing 737/800, which it is based on.
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US killer granted stay of execution

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 0:39

A US judge grants a stay of execution to serial killer Joseph Franklin amid legal challenges over the use of a new drug in the execution process.
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Report warned of Obamacare glitches

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 21:57
related places: March

US President Barack Obama and senior administration officials were briefed on impending Obamacare website problems in March.
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US state senator stabbed as son dies

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 21:25
related places: Virginia

Police in the US state of Virginia say they suspect the son of a state senator stabbed his father before shooting himself to death.
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Legendary Lincoln speech remembered

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 20:56
related places: Gettysburg

The US marks the 150th anniversary of one of the most famous speeches in its history, President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg address.
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US watchdog probes Tesla after fires

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 13:56
related places: Tesla

Car battery fires in Tesla Model S electric cars prompt an investigation by the US government's auto safety agency.
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US zoo shock as lion kills lioness

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 1:35
related places: Texas, Sunday

A zoo in the US state of Texas is investigating why a male lion suddenly attacked and killed a lioness in full view of visitors on Sunday.
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'Legitimate' Bitcoin's value soars

Monday, November 18th 2013, 22:40

The value of the virtual currency Bitcoin soared after a US Senate committee hearing where virtual currencies were described as "legitimate financial services".
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US stocks dip after Dow hits 16,000

Monday, November 18th 2013, 22:16

The Dow Jones share index breaks through the 16,000 level and the S&P 500 hits 1,800 before shares fall back in late trade.
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Afghan-US security deal at impasse

Monday, November 18th 2013, 22:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Afghan government rejects a key proposal of a security agreement with the US, putting the deal in doubt days before tribal leaders consider it.
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Nasa's Maven Mars mission launches

Monday, November 18th 2013, 21:52
related places: Mars, Florida, Monday

The US space agency's Maven probe launches on a mission to try to understand the processes that have robbed Mars of most of its atmosphere.
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Deadly tornadoes hit US Midwest

Monday, November 18th 2013, 18:38
related places: Kentucky

Powerful tornadoes hit US states including Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky, killing at least eight people, levelling houses and overturning vehicles.
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MF Global ordered to pay $1.2bn

Monday, November 18th 2013, 17:29

US futures firm MF Global Holding is ordered to pay $1.2bn (£740m) in restitution to its customers over its collapse in 2011.
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Eminem thankful to survive addiction

Monday, November 18th 2013, 16:52

The US rap star says he's thankful he managed to survive an addiction to prescription drugs.
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Spy claims test US ties, says Merkel

Monday, November 18th 2013, 16:39
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel says reports of US spying on German citizens including herself are straining transatlantic ties.
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Rapper sorry for 'boneheaded' dive

Monday, November 18th 2013, 16:05

An American rapper says sorry for a "wildly irresponsible" dive off a 35ft lighting rig that put two of his fans and himself in hospital.
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VIDEO: Inside a house as tornado approaches

Monday, November 18th 2013, 15:29

One resident of Washington Illinois filmed his home being destroyed by a powerful tornado in the US Midwest.
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Thor stands firm at top of US chart

Monday, November 18th 2013, 12:29
related places: Thor

Thor: The Dark World stays top of the US box office for a second week but romantic comedy The Best Man Holiday opens strongly in second place.
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Vettel takes record eighth win in row

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 20:51

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel sets a new record for consecutive wins in a single season with victory in the United States Grand Prix.
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Boeing leads Dubai order books race

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 19:18

US plane maker Boeing, and European rival Airbus, see strong sales on the opening day of the Dubai Air Show.
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Deadly suicide bombing hits Kabul

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 19:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

At least 10 people are killed in a suicide bomb attack in Kabul near a compound where an Afghan-US security pact is to be debated.
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Vettel snatches pole from Webber

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 19:11
related places: Webber

Sebastian Vettel snatches pole position from team-mate Mark Webber with the last lap of qualifying at the United States GP.
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Vettel leads Webber in practice

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 16:15
related places: Webber

Red Bull are in a league of their own at the United States GP after Sebastian Vettel leads Mark Webber in final practice.
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Australia 62-0 USA

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 15:08
related countries: Australia Australia

Brett Morris and Jarryd Hayne score four tries each as Australia reach the World Cup last four with victory over the USA.
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Desert bones 'are missing US family'

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 3:12
related places: California

Bones found in the southern California desert are believed to be the remains of a California family that went missing in 2010.
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US quietly offers Benghazi bounty

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 2:38

The US is quietly offering as much as $10m (£6.2m) for information about the attack on a diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans.
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JP Morgan agrees $4.5bn settlement

Friday, November 15th 2013, 23:26

US investment bank JP Morgan agrees to pay $4.5bn (£2.8bn) to investors who lost money on mortgage-related securities in the financial crisis.
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US Democrats in healthcare revolt

Friday, November 15th 2013, 23:06
related places: White House

Dozens of President Obama's Democratic allies side with Republicans to pass a bill that the White House says would gut its health law.
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Charges in black teen shooting death

Friday, November 15th 2013, 22:31

A Detroit homeowner is charged with murder for shooting a black teenager on his front porch, in a case that has sparked racial tension.
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Climate clues as dengue fever spreads in US

Friday, November 15th 2013, 21:43

Climate clues as dengue fever spreads in US
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Vettel heads Webber in US practice

Friday, November 15th 2013, 20:46
related places: Webber

Sebastian Vettel leads Mark Webber to a Red Bull one-two in second practice at the United States Grand Prix.
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EU and US edge toward trade deal

Friday, November 15th 2013, 18:49

The US and the European Union say they have made progress in talks over a new trade liberalisation deal.
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Alonso top in delayed US practice

Friday, November 15th 2013, 17:14

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso sets the pace in a delayed and truncated first practice session at the United States Grand Prix.
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Somali pirates jailed over US deaths

Friday, November 15th 2013, 16:04
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Africa

A US court jails two Somali pirates for life for their role in the killing of four Americans aboard a yacht off the Horn of Africa in 2011.
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Phelps tests fuel comeback rumours

Friday, November 15th 2013, 8:40

Eighteen-time Olympic champion Michael Phelps hints at a comeback by re-registering with the US Anti-Doping Agency.
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Australia ends US doctor prosecution

Friday, November 15th 2013, 7:31
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian prosecutors drop criminal negligence charges against US doctor Jayant Patel, who was jailed in 2010 over patient deaths.
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US agents 'removed from Obama guard'

Friday, November 15th 2013, 2:42

Two Secret Service agents are removed from President Obama's guard detail after allegations of misconduct and sexual harassment, US media report.
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Heinz announces three plants to shut

Friday, November 15th 2013, 2:39

Food maker Heinz says three North American plants will be closed and 1,350 jobs cut.
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VIDEO: The 'Obamacare' crisis in 75 seconds

Friday, November 15th 2013, 2:02

US President Obama's healthcare reform was one of his biggest first-term achievements, but its "fumbled" launch has become a big problem in his second.
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America's 'completely broken' execution system

Friday, November 15th 2013, 1:13

US states struggle in secret to find drugs for executions
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US crushes tons of illegal ivory

Friday, November 15th 2013, 0:50
related places: Colorado

More than six tons of confiscated ivory including tusks, carvings and jewellery have been crushed in public in the US state of Colorado.
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Bid for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 21:50

Investment firm Fairholme Capital is offering to buy the US mortgage guarantee firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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US ship boosts Philippines relief

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 20:13
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The operation to help millions affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines moves up a gear after the arrival of the carrier USS George Washington.
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US mobster 'Whitey' Bulger jailed

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 19:01
related places: Boston

US mobster James "Whitey" Bulger is given two consecutive life sentences plus five years by a court in Boston for racketeering and 11 murders.
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US drug testers offer to help Jamaica

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 18:30
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

The US Anti-Doping Agency offers to help Jamaica's anti-doping team, saying the Caribbean island's athletes "deserve better".
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Baldwin stalker gets six months jail

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 17:08
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian woman is convicted in New York of stalking US actor Alec Baldwin and is sentenced to six months in jail.
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Kerry downplays Iran assets 'deal'

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 16:42
related countries: Iran Iran

The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, says a "tiny portion" of Iranian assets may be freed under a proposed deal on Iran's nuclear programme.
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Anti-sex assault officer cleared

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 15:29
related places: May

The officer tasked with stemming sexual assault in the US Air Force is acquitted on charges he groped a woman outside a bar in May.
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US execution stayed over organ plea

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 11:32

The execution of a convicted child killer in the US is postponed so his request to donate organs, including a kidney to his mother, can be assessed.
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Philomena granted new rating in US

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 10:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: America

British film Philomena is granted a less restrictive rating by the Motion Picture Association of America after its US distributor campaigned to overturn its original 'R' certification.
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I Love Lucy actress Mitchell dies

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 9:19
related places: Mitchell, Los Angeles

Shirley Mitchell, the American actress believed to be the last surviving adult cast member from classic sitcom I Love Lucy, dies in Los Angeles aged 94.
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Andy Warhol auction record shattered

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 8:19

An Andy Warhol painting sells for $105m at auction in the US, breaking a record for work by the artist by more than $30m.
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VIDEO: Aid to Philippines 'unprecedented'

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 4:49
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The American aid effort for typhoon survivors in the Philippines is being stepped up to an unprecedented level for a humanitarian crisis.
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US mobster victims call him 'Satan'

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 3:53

Family members of infamous US mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger label him a "domestic terrorist" and "Satan" at a packed sentencing hearing.
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US healthcare enrolment figures low

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 3:34

The Obama administration's troubled health insurance website registers barely 27,000 enrolments, as ruffled Democrats head to the White House.
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Kerry opposes new sanctions on Iran

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 1:05
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran, Senate

US Secretary of State John Kerry tells a Senate panel new sanctions against Iran would risk ruining talks over Tehran's nuclear programme.
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Four US Marines die in base accident

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 0:21

Four US Marines have been killed in an accident while clearing unexploded ordnance at a base in Southern California, military officials say.
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Yellen says Fed has 'more work'

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 22:59
related places: Congress

In remarks ahead of a confirmation hearing in front of Congress, Janet Yellen says the Federal Reserve has more to do to aid the US recovery.
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Oprah 'happy' at civil rights cycle

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 21:36

US talk show queen Oprah Winfrey says she feels the time is finally right for audiences to embrace films that tackle slavery and civil rights.
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US oil production tops imports

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 21:13

US domestic crude oil production exceeds imports for the first time since 1995, according to the Energy Information Administration.
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Dylan granted France's highest award

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 20:58
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The French government presents US singer Bob Dylan with the country's highest award, the Legion of Honour, in a brief ceremony in Paris.
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VIDEO: US brands Boko Haram 'terrorists'

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 20:51
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The US has designated Nigeria's Boko Haram and Ansaru militant groups as foreign terrorist organisations.
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Officers call for Navy Yard hearings

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 18:07

Washington DC police urge a congressional inquiry into the withdrawal of a Swat team from the scene of a mass shooting in September.
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US names Boko Haram 'terrorists'

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 16:33
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The US designates Nigeria's Boko Haram and Ansaru militant groups as foreign terrorist organisations, blocking all US financial transactions with them.
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US 'to name Boko Haram terror group'

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 11:45
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The US is to designate the Nigerian Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, a foreign terrorist group, blocking all financial transactions, reports say.
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New US advice on cholesterol drugs

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 3:49

A third of all adult Americans should consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, according to the first such guidelines issued in a decade.
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VIDEO: Size matters in US skyscraper battle

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 2:56

Residents react to architects' verdict on which building is the tallest in the US
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Hawaii passes gay marriage bill

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 0:27

Hawaii is set to become the latest US state to allow gay marriage after it passed a bill legalising same-sex unions.
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World Trade building 'tallest in US'

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 23:54

A committee of architects declares New York City's newly erected One World Trade Center the tallest building in the US at 1,776ft (541m).
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Abducted US sailors freed in Nigeria

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 21:54
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Two US sailors kidnapped in October from an oil supply ship off Nigeria's coast have been released, the state department says.
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US airlines settle merger suit

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 18:00

American Airlines and US Airways settle an anti-trust suit, paving the way for a merger which would create the world's biggest airline.
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Catching Fire 'had minor cuts'

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 16:41

The director of the latest Hunger Games film says he "cut a couple frames" to secure a PG-13 rating in the US.
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US file-sharing traffic in decline

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 13:24

BitTorrent traffic in the US has dipped, according to a new study, indicating that piracy might be on the decline.
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Mammogram finds US reporter's cancer

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 11:07

Good Morning America's Amy Robach will have a double mastectomy this week, after a mammogram she underwent on the show found breast cancer.
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Race to save typhoon survivors

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 9:58
related countries: Philippines Philippines, United Kingdom United Kingdom

US and British warships head to the Philippines amid large-scale devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, as survivors wait for aid.
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Deal with Iran was 'extremely close'

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 5:01
related countries: Iran Iran

The US Secretary of State says a nuclear deal between world powers and Iran is achievable, and they came "extremely close" to a breakthrough at the weekend.
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US senator's son dies in plane crash

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 3:29
related places: Oklahoma

Republican Senator Jim Inhofe's son died in a plane crash at the weekend in Oklahoma, according to the US defence secretary.
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US homeowner shot black teen in face

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 3:24

A black woman whose fatal shooting by a US homeowner has prompted claims of racial profiling was shot in the face, a post-mortem examination finds.
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Film gun violence 'has tripled'

Monday, November 11th 2013, 21:44

Levels of gun violence have more than tripled since 1985 in films rated as suitable for teenagers aged 13 and older, according to a US study.
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Shire buys US drug firm ViroPharma

Monday, November 11th 2013, 17:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK-listed drug company Shire agrees to buy the US's ViroPharma - a rare disease biopharmaceutical firm - for about $4.2bn (£2.6bn).
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PepsiCo makes big India investment

Monday, November 11th 2013, 15:24
related countries: India India
related places: Cola

PepsiCo, the US food and drinks giant behind the Pepsi-Cola, Walkers Crisps and Tropicana brands, is to invest $5.5bn (£3.4bn) in India by 2020.
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Iran 'backed out of nuclear deal'

Monday, November 11th 2013, 13:59
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Geneva

The US says Iran backed out of a deal on its nuclear programme in Geneva, as Tehran and the UN atomic agency agree steps to resolve issues.
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New invisibility cloak type designed

Monday, November 11th 2013, 13:46

A new "broadband" invisibility cloak which hides objects over a much wider range of frequencies has been devised by US scientists.
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Thor soars to top of US box office

Monday, November 11th 2013, 9:43
related places: Marvel, Thor

Marvel superhero blockbuster Thor: The Dark World pounded its rivals at the North American box office, taking $86.1m in its opening weekend.
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EU and US resume trade deal talks

Monday, November 11th 2013, 7:55

The EU and US have started a second round of negotiations towards creating the world's biggest free-trade deal.
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VIDEO: America's military suicide rate explained

Monday, November 11th 2013, 1:45

Explaining the stats behind suicides in the US military
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Eminem lands seventh UK number one

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 19:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Eminem becomes the first US artist to have seven consecutive number ones in the UK album chart.
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US 'not stupid' about Iran - Kerry

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 15:31
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Washington, Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington is "neither blind nor stupid" about Iran's willingness to roll back its nuclear programme.
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