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DR Congo poll 'seriously flawed'

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 12:13
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo's elections were "seriously flawed" and "lacked transparency" the US warns, as it calls for a review of the process.
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Country's Billie Jo Spears dies

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 10:48
related places: Texas, Blanket

US country star Billie Jo Spears, best known for her 1975 hit Blanket on the Ground, dies in Texas at the age of 74.
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New dawn for Iraq as US mission ends

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 10:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq can look forward to a brighter future, says John Simpson
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Foos gig causes 'volcanic tremor'

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 9:02
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Scientists in New Zealand compare the vibrations recorded during a gig by the US rockers to that of a "volcanic tremor".
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US female rape study 'astounding'

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 3:27

Nearly 20% of women in the US are raped or suffer attempted rape at some point in their lives, a new study says, calling the figure astounding.
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China to tax US-made car imports

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 3:19
related countries: China China

China will levy duties on some cars made in the US, in the latest escalation of trade disputes between the two largest economies.
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Terror suspect defence law passes

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 2:26

The US House of Representatives approves a defence bill that includes provisions to put terror suspects into military custody and permit indefinite detention.
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Chevron faces $10.6bn Brazil suit

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 1:23
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Chevron

Brazilian prosecutors are bringing a civil suit against US oil company Chevron, demanding billions of dollars in damages for an oil spill off the coast.
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Latin America gets huge airline

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 23:24

The merger of two major Latin American airlines is approved, creating the largest carrier in the region, LATAM.
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Obama hails end of US war in Iraq

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 22:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Fort Bragg

US President Barack Obama marks the end of the Iraq war by praising the "extraordinary achievement" of US troops in a conflict he once called dumb.
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Satellite pictures China carrier

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 21:47
related countries: China China

A commercial US satellite company says it has managed to take a picture of China's first aircraft carrier during its sea trials in the Yellow Sea.
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British man floods French villa

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 21:02
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man causes thousands of euros worth of damage after appropriating a luxury villa on the French coast to seduce an American girl, media reports say.
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VIDEO: Obama marks end of Iraq war

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 19:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US President Barack Obama marks the end of the Iraq war with a speech at a North Carolina military base, telling troops, "welcome home!"
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Nasa develops space comet harpoon

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 17:54

US space agency Nasa is building a harpoon designed to recover material from comets to avoid the risks involved with landing on them.
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US marriages slump to record low

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 15:22

Barely half of Americans - a record low - are married and those who are getting hitched are older than ever, finds a Pew Research Center study.
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VIDEO: US officer parks car on lamppost

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 7:31
related places: Florida

A police officer in the US state of Florida has accidentally driven his patrol car into the tension rod of a telephone pole and ended up parked upright against the mast.
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Iraq PM calls for US investment

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 5:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Washington

As the last US troops prepare to leave Iraq, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki tells US investors in Washington that Iraq is open for business.
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How the Iraq war followed one veteran home

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 3:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq

How BBC journalist was haunted by past life as US Marine in Iraq
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US vow to protect voters' rights

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 3:20

The US attorney general vows to protect voters' civil rights as he takes aim at new state laws that critics say are designed to suppress minority turnout.
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Strict ban on car-phone use urged

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 0:02

A US safety panel recommends a sweeping nationwide ban on texting and cell phone use while driving, including even hands-free devices.
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Fed continues stimulus measures

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 19:37

The US Federal Reserve leaves interest rates unchanged and says that it will continue with its bond-buying stimulus programme.
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Iran refuses to return US drone

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 18:48
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Washington

Iran rejects a US call for the return of a US surveillance drone recently captured by Iran, saying Washington should apologise for invading its airspace.
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US brings Siemens bribery charges

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 17:27
related places: Siemens

US authorities charge eight former executives at industrial giant Siemens in connection with a $100m (£64m) foreign bribery scheme.
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US freezes $700m in Pakistan aid

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 17:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A US Congressional panel freezes $700m (£450m) in aid to Pakistan until it gives assurances that it is tackling the spread of homemade bombs in the region.
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Sandusky skips Penn State hearing

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 15:03

Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky waives his right to face his accusers at a preliminary hearing on child sex abuse charges.
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US retail sales growth slows down

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 14:45

US retail sales creep up a further 0.2% in November, slightly weaker than expectations inflated by strong Black Friday sales.
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Four dead after crash at US base

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 14:18
related places: Washington

Four are killed after two military helicopters crashed during a training exercise on Monday at a military base in the northwest US state of Washington.
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Scorsese to receive Riviera award

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 12:09
related places: Riviera

Martin Scorsese is to become the first director to receive the American Riviera Award at next year's Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
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Steinway Hall honours Billy Joel

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 10:36
related places: New York

US singer-songwriter Billy Joel becomes the only non-classical performer to be honoured with a portrait at New York's prestigious Steinway Hall.
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Indian rupee falls to fresh low

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 7:15
related countries: India India

India's rupee hits an all-time low against the US dollar, after industrial production tumbles in the month of October.
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Occupy rallies disrupt US ports

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 2:25
related places: Wall Street

Hundreds of anti-Wall Street protesters cause major disruption to three ports on the US West Coast, shutting terminals and blocking lorries.
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Obama backs Iraq post-war future

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 1:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Washington

US President Barack Obama vows that the US and Iraq will enjoy a "normal relationship", with no US troops or bases in Iraq beyond the end of 2011.
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Top court to rule on Arizona law

Monday, December 12th 2011, 22:38
related places: Arizona

The US Supreme Court is to consider Arizona's tough immigration law - its latest politically charged case with an election year looming.
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US asks Iran to give back drone

Monday, December 12th 2011, 20:03
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

President Barack Obama says the US has requested that Tehran return the surveillance drone captured by Iran's military earlier this month.
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VIDEO: Obama pays tribute to Iraq's PM

Monday, December 12th 2011, 18:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq

President Barack Obama pays tribute to the ''impressive progress'' made by Iraq and to the leadership of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, ahead of the complete withdrawal of US troops from Iraq by the end of the year.
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Row over Muslim reality TV show

Monday, December 12th 2011, 18:46
related places: Lowe

US home improvement retailer Lowe's is facing a backlash after it pulled advertisements from a reality show featuring Muslim-American families.
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Ex-Blackwater firm renamed again

Monday, December 12th 2011, 18:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US security firm at the centre of allegations that its guards killed civilians in Iraq is changing its name once more, to Academi.
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VIDEO: Afghan war supply base due to close

Monday, December 12th 2011, 16:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Manas airbase is crucial for supplying the US in Afghanistan but its lease is due to expire in 2014.
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US army honours Belgian nurse, 93

Monday, December 12th 2011, 14:45
related countries: Belgium Belgium

The US army presents an award for valour to 93-year-old Belgian Augusta Chiwy for her bravery as a nurse during WWII.
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Arabs denounce Gingrich remarks

Monday, December 12th 2011, 11:24

The Arab League condemns Republican US presidential contender Newt Gingrich for calling Palestinians an "invented" people and "terrorists".
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US box office hits three-year low

Monday, December 12th 2011, 10:50
related places: Eve, New Year

The US box office suffers its lowest takings in three years, despite the pulling power of New Year's Eve's all-star cast.
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VIDEO: Iraqis look ahead to US withdrawal

Monday, December 12th 2011, 7:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq

With just a few weeks until all US service personnel will have withdrawn from Iraq, what does their exit mean to ordinary Iraqis?
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VIDEO: 'We do not trust each other'

Monday, December 12th 2011, 5:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousef Raza Gilani has said his country does not trust the United States, and the feeling is mutual.
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VIDEO: Noriega jailed on Panama return

Monday, December 12th 2011, 3:10
related countries: Panama Panama

The former leader of Panama, General Manuel Noriega, has returned to his home country 22 years after being forcibly removed from power by the US.
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VIDEO: US military's first Hindu chaplain

Monday, December 12th 2011, 0:52

The US military's first Hindu chaplain
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Donald seals US & European double

Sunday, December 11th 2011, 11:17

Luke Donald becomes the first player to complete the US and European Tour money list double in the same year after finishing third at the Dubai World Championship.
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Republican rivals in Iowa debate

Sunday, December 11th 2011, 6:11
related places: Iowa

The latest Republican candidates debate in Iowa sees fierce attacks on new frontrunner Newt Gingrich and an offer of a $10,000 bet.
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Republican pair prepare for epic debate

Sunday, December 11th 2011, 6:06

Is America capable of intelligent debate?
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US teenager 'free' in Philippines

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 15:35
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Kevin Lunsmann, a 14-year-old US citizen, captured by suspected Muslim rebels five months ago is now free, say reports.
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Donald poised for historic double

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 13:02

Luke Donald moves closer to topping the European money list, having already achieved the US equivalent this year, as a third-round 66 puts him fourth at the Dubai World Championship.
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What will US departure mean for Iraq?

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 12:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq

What future for Iraq as the Americans leave?
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US top general warns of EU unrest

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 2:30

Top US military commander Gen Martin Dempsey says he is concerned about "the potential for civil unrest" as Europe's financial crisis unfolds.
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The US wrestler hated by his fans

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 0:35
related places: Why

Why would US wrestler set out to offend his immigrant fans?
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Death for US home invasion killer

Friday, December 9th 2011, 23:58

A Connecticut jury condemns Joshua Komisarjevsky to death over a grisly home invasion murder case that has impacted the state's death penalty laws.
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Man, myth and the death penalty

Friday, December 9th 2011, 23:02
related places: Thirty

Thirty years of legal battles over US death-row inmate
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Polydactyl cat rescues US shelter

Friday, December 9th 2011, 21:00
related places: Minnesota

An unusual cat boasting 26 toes helps fundraisers secure the future of a Wisconsin animal shelter in need of a new home.
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VIDEO: Iran shows off captured US drone

Friday, December 9th 2011, 1:46
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iranian TV has shown the video footage of an advanced US drone aircraft that Tehran says it downed late last week.
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Iran displays captured US drone

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 23:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iranian TV shows the first video footage of an advanced unmanned US drone aircraft that Tehran says it downed near the Afghan border.
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Obama backs morning-after ruling

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 20:36

US President Barack Obama describes a decision to restrict access to the morning-after pill for girls aged under 17 as "common sense".
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Remains of 274 US troops 'dumped’

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 15:32
related places: America

Incinerated remains of at least 274 US troops were reportedly disposed of at landfill over several years by America's largest military mortuary.
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Putin accuses US over poll unrest

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 14:08
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accuses the United States of encouraging protests over the results of parliamentary elections.
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VIDEO: Leibovitz's 'voyage of discovery'

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 13:29

Annie Leibovitz's new book and exhibition Pilgrimage looks at places associated with the historical American figures which fascinate her.
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Baldwin's Twitter account offline

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 12:50

TV star Alec Baldwin's Twitter account is deactivated after a row with American Airlines over his use of his mobile phone.
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Modern Family up for US honours

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 11:08
related places: America

Modern Family - winner of best comedy at both the 2011 Writers Guild of America and Producers Guild Awards - is a leading contender for next year's honours.
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VIDEO: Thailand jails US man for royal insult

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 10:20
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand has jailed a US citizen for two and a half years after he admitted posting web links to a banned biography of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
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Mash star Harry Morgan dies at 96

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 8:59

US actor Harry Morgan, best known for playing Colonel Sherman Potter in the popular series Mash, dies at the age of 96.
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US man jailed in Thai royal case

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 5:22
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand jails US citizen Joe Gordon after he admitted posting links to a banned biography of King Bhumibol, in a case that has drawn global criticism.
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US man 'took Pakistan spy money'

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 3:59
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmiri

A Kashmiri-born American citizen pleads guilty to secretly receiving millions of dollars from Pakistan's spy agency in violation of US federal laws.
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No US-Canada deal on Keystone XL

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 3:20
related countries: Canada Canada

A controversial oil pipeline linking Canada and the US must be assessed for environmental impact, the US president tells Canada's prime minister.
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In pictures: Pearl Harbor remembered

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 1:53

The US remembers Pearl Harbor 70 years on
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AstraZeneca to cut 1,150 US jobs

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 23:50

Drugs maker AstraZeneca is to cut 1,150 jobs in the US in a bid to further cut its costs.
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VIDEO: Survivors at Pearl Harbor ceremony

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 20:40

The few remaining survivors of the Pearl Harbor attacks have led US commemorations of the surprise offensive's 70th anniversary.
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US marks Pearl Harbor 70 years on

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 18:31

The few remaining survivors of the Pearl Harbor attacks lead US commemorations of the surprise offensive's 70th anniversary.
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Drift Away singer Dobie Gray dies

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 16:27

US soul singer Dobie Gray, best known for his hit 1973 song Drift Away, dies aged 71.
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China warns over exports slowdown

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 13:47
related countries: China China

China warns of "severe challenges" to its exports due to falling demand in the US and Europe and will target developing markets.
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US & Bahrain GPs still on in 2012

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 11:25
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Formula 1 bosses announce an unchanged 2012 calendar, despite continuing doubts over the races in the US and Bahrain.
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US to support gay rights abroad

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 10:53

The US vows to fight for homosexual rights abroad by using foreign aid and diplomacy, declaring gay rights an inalienable human right.
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VIDEO: Car ploughs through US restaurant

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 9:28
related places: San Diego

Diners in San Diego had a lucky escape after a car ploughed right through the middle of a busy restaurant.
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VIDEO: Eurozone: Geithner to meet Sarkozy

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 5:41
related countries: France France

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is due to hold talks with the French President Nicolas Sarkozy about the state of the eurozone.
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Gaming Baldwin 'kicked off plane'

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 3:30
related places: New York

Actor Alec Baldwin says he was removed from a New York-bound American Airlines plane for playing a popular online word game before the plane took off.
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My Business: An American in Russia

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 0:24
related countries: Russia Russia

The American who set up a cheese-making business in Russia
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Obama slams Republican economics

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 0:08
related places: Kansas, Republican

US President Barack Obama uses a speech in Kansas to sharply criticise Republican economic policies and highlight his approach to reducing income inequality.
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Citigroup plans to cut 4,500 jobs

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 23:04

US banking giant, Citigroup, says it is to cut 4,500 jobs around the world in an effort to reduce its costs.
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Shower scene wins bad sex award

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 22:16

An account of a frenzied encounter in a shower wins US author David Guterson the annual Bad Sex In Fiction Award.
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'Virtual' US Iranian embassy open

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 20:57
related countries: Iran Iran

The US state department opens a "virtual embassy" for Iran, in a bid to reach out to Iranians interested in visas and other information.
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Gingrich strengthens grip on Iowa

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 19:49
related places: Republican, Iowa

Two opinion polls in the key US election state of Iowa show Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's surge past Mitt Romney continuing.
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Record damages for US mine deaths

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 19:36
related places: West Virginia

A US coal firm agrees to the biggest compensation package ever awarded for a US mine disaster over a 2010 blast in West Virginia that claimed 29 lives.
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US ambassador to return to Syria

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 17:42
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

The US says its ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, who was removed from the country after threats to his safety, is due to return to Damascus.
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Tom Petty to headline UK festival

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 13:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US rockers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are to play their first major UK gig in 20 years next year, it is announced.
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Gossip Girl stylist loses hand

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 11:09

A 23-year-old woman who worked on US TV show Gossip Girl has her hand amputated after walking into a plane's propeller.
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Aldean wins big at country awards

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 8:38

Jason Aldean walks away with six trophies at the American Country Awards, including artist of the year.
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US 'concerned' about drone loss

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 3:19
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran, Sentinel

The US says it is concerned at the the loss of a Sentinel unmanned drone near the border with Iran, which Tehran says it shot down.
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VIDEO: Two-year-old sandwich served fresh

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 0:07

Dr George McGavin travels to the USA to find out how the army are battling against food decay.
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Disgraced hedge-fund boss in jail

Monday, December 5th 2011, 22:34

Raj Rajaratnam, a former hedge fund founder, arrives at a US federal prison to begin serving the longest-ever sentence for insider trading.
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Outcry at US envoy Israel remarks

Monday, December 5th 2011, 22:04
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Israel Israel
related places: Republican, White House

The White House rejects Republican calls to sack the US ambassador to Belgium, Howard Gutman, over remarks he made about anti-Semitism in Europe.
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Cuts to axe 28,000 US postal jobs

Monday, December 5th 2011, 19:46

The US Postal Service says it is closing more than half its mail-processing centres in a £3bn (£1.9bn) cost-cutting drive expected to result in 28,000 job losses.
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US bottle message reaches Azores

Monday, December 5th 2011, 17:40
related countries: Portugal Portugal

An 11-year-old US boy was stunned to get a reply to his message in a bottle from Portugal's Azores Islands - via the more reliable means of email.
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Facebook unveils expansion plans

Monday, December 5th 2011, 11:43

The social network is opening its first software engineering facility away from the US West Coast, and is also reported to have taken over Gowalla.
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Iranians claim to down US drone

Sunday, December 4th 2011, 20:01
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's military claims to have shot down a US drone, as Nato-led forces say it may be a craft that was lost over western Afghanistan last week.
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Clinton: Israel democracy concern

Sunday, December 4th 2011, 14:53
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli ministers hit back at concern expressed by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that democracy is being eroded in the country.
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