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Hobbit record at US box office

Monday, December 17th 2012, 10:48

The Hobbit sets a record for December, earning $84.8m in its opening weekend in the United States.
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AIG may sell remaining AIA stake

Monday, December 17th 2012, 10:35

Shares in insurer AIA are suspended with US insurance giant AIG set to sell all or most of its remaining stake in the Asian firm.
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Obama: US must protect children

Monday, December 17th 2012, 8:19

President Obama says the US must do more to protect children, at a vigil for the 26 victims of the shootings at a Connecticut elementary school.
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Robotic arm 'mind control' hailed

Monday, December 17th 2012, 3:14

US scientists say they have recorded their best results so far in producing a robotic arm controlled by natural brain activity.
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'British boy' among Newtown dead

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 21:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Newtown

A six-year-old boy who is believed to be British is among the 26 victims of the massacre at a school in Connecticut, US.
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Democrats urge wider gun control

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 21:28
related places: Newtown

Senior US Democrats call for stricter gun control following the elementary school shootings in Connecticut that left 26 people dead.
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Barclays: US energy fine 'unjust'

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 12:41

Barclays says US regulators' proposed fines of $470m (£291m) for its alleged manipulation of energy markets are "unjustified" and the allegations will not stand up.
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US massacre victims identified

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 12:30

All 20 children who died in a shooting in Connecticut were aged between six and seven, and appear to have been shot several times, officials say.
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Dominant Khan beats Molina in LA

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 5:57
related places: Los Angeles, Molina

Britain's Amir Khan bounces back from two straight defeats with a stoppage of Carlos Molina in Los Angeles.
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US premiere of Jack Reacher off

Saturday, December 15th 2012, 20:35

Following the shooting of 27 people the film will not have its premiere as planned.
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Obama plea after school shooting

Saturday, December 15th 2012, 15:24

US President Barack Obama appeals for "meaningful action" in the wake of a shooting that left 20 young children dead at a Connecticut school.
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VIDEO: Obama: 'Child's innocence torn away'

Saturday, December 15th 2012, 11:47
related places: Friday

In his weekly address, the US President Barack Obama has called for meaningful action to prevent more tragedies after the shooting in Connecticut on Friday.
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US school shooting leaves 27 dead

Saturday, December 15th 2012, 5:14
related places: Newtown

A gunman kills 20 children and six adults at a primary school in Connecticut - in one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent US history.
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US Open schedules Monday finish

Friday, December 14th 2012, 19:03
related places: Sunday, Monday

Next year's US Open men's final will be played on a Monday, with the women's final pushed from Saturday to Sunday.
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Colombian general sentenced in US

Friday, December 14th 2012, 17:18
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A US court sentences Gen Mauricio Santoyo, who served as President Uribe's chief of security, to 13 years in jail for aiding paramilitaries.
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No UK charges for Gary McKinnon

Friday, December 14th 2012, 17:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Computer hacker Gary McKinnon, whose extradition to the US was blocked, will not face charges in the UK, bringing to an end a 10-year legal battle
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US prices fall on cheaper petrol

Friday, December 14th 2012, 15:02

US consumer prices declined in November due to a sharp drop in petrol costs, according to official figures, the first fall for six months.
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King to receive Gershwin Prize

Friday, December 14th 2012, 13:24

US singer-songwriter Carole King is to be awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
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US will not sign UN 'net treaty'

Friday, December 14th 2012, 12:50
related countries: Canada Canada, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US, UK and Canada refuse to ratify a UN communications treaty after a dispute about references to the internet in the agreement.
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'Stalking apps' face ban in US

Friday, December 14th 2012, 12:24

A US Senate committee approves a bill which would outlaw the sale of apps designed for the purpose of stalking.
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The women raped by guards in US prisons

Friday, December 14th 2012, 0:22

The US tries to stop guards assaulting inmates
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Watson named US Ryder Cup captain

Friday, December 14th 2012, 0:00

Tom Watson will become the oldest man to lead the United States in the Ryder Cup after being named captain for 2014 at Gleneagles.
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Benghazi furore ends Rice hopes

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 22:19
related places: Clinton, White House

UN Ambassador Susan Rice withdraws her name for consideration from the race to succeed Hillary Clinton as US secretary of state, the White House says.
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Boehner defiant over fiscal cliff

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 19:24

US House Speaker John Boehner rejects President Barack Obama's demand for more power to raise the US debt limit as part of any "fiscal cliff" deal.
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US soldier dies in Afghan attack

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 17:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

A US soldier has been killed in a suicide bomb attack at a Nato airbase outside the Afghan city of Kandahar.
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Nasa admits 'Everest' photo error

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 17:33
related countries: India India
related places: Everest

The US space agency, Nasa, admits it mistook a mountain in India for Everest when it posted online a picture taken from space.
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US law limits TV advert volume

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 16:39

The US implements a law to limit the volume of TV adverts to play at the same level as the programme they are accompanying.
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Putin criticises Magnitsky bill

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 12:42

President Vladimir Putin questions why the US Congress passed a bill aimed at barring Russians implicated in an anti-corruption lawyer's death.
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US sitcom star in custody battle

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 10:40

Ariel Winter's father will temporarily be in charge of the star's estate and her sister will have custody of her.
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Deported McAfee lands back in US

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 9:35
related countries: Belize Belize, Guatemala Guatemala
related places: McAfee

Software tycoon John McAfee, wanted for questioning in Belize over the murder of a neighbour, arrives in the US after being deported by Guatemala.
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One in three cross road 'using mobile'

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 7:53

Almost one in every three pedestrians crossing the road are using their mobile phone, suggests a US study.
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VIDEO: Deported McAfee lands back in US

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 4:09
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

The software tycoon John McAfee has arrived in the United States after being deported by Guatemala.
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Senate intern facing deportation

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 3:19
related countries: Peru Peru

An intern for a New Jersey Democratic senator who backs immigration reform is facing deportation to Peru for staying in the US illegally.
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Chef Oliver sued for 'pink slime'

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 22:46

An ex-US beef firm worker sues chef Jamie Oliver, ABC News and a food blogger, saying their use of the term "pink slime" helped get him sacked.
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US Fed sets new targets for rates

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 19:54

The Federal Reserve will keep interest rates at near-zero at least until the US jobless rate falls below 6.5% and will continue to buy $85bn (£53bn) a month of assets.
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Syria 'fires Scud-type missiles'

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 19:45
related countries: Syria Syria

Forces loyal to the Syrian government have fired "Scud-type missiles" at rebels, media quote US officials as saying.
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Obesity rates fall in Philadelphia

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 16:58
related places: Philadelphia

How a US city is winning the fight against obesity
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Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar dies

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 16:57
related countries: India India

Sitar player Ravi Shankar, who popularised Indian music around the world, dies in hospital in the United States at the age of 92.
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Deadly shooting at Oregon mall

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 14:42
related places: Portland, Oregon

A gunman opens fire at a shopping centre near Portland, Oregon, killing two people before shooting himself in what appears to be a random attack.
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Corinthians win world club semi

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 13:06
related countries: Egypt Egypt

South American champions Corinthians clinch their place in the Club World Cup final with a 1-0 win over Al Ahly of Egypt.
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Only Fools and Horses US remake axed

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 12:36

The US remake of Only Fools and Horses has been shelved, according to industry reports.
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Obama recognises Syria opposition

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 12:22
related countries: Syria Syria

President Obama says the US formally recognises Syria's opposition coalition as the sole "legitimate representative" of the Syrian people.
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Watson linked with US captaincy

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 9:56

Tom Watson is being linked with a return to the US Ryder Cup captaincy for the 2014 competition at Gleneagles.
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VIDEO: Flower power border divides US and Canada

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 2:14
related countries: Canada Canada

Flower pots mark the border between US and Canada.
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Evangelicals question Republican ties

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 2:05

Will US evangelical Christians part ways with Republicans?
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Illinois weapon ban struck down

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 23:23

A US court strikes down an Illinois law that bans carrying concealed guns, the last full state ban in the country.
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Michigan passes 'anti-union' law

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 23:15
related places: Michigan

Michigan, a bastion of the US labour movement, passes a law limiting union power, as thousands protest against the measure outside the statehouse.
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US military space plane launches

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 21:29

The mysterious US military space plane X-37B launches in Florida for the third unmanned flight in a secretive test programme.
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HSBC guilty of 'stunning failure'

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 18:05

The US says "dangerous practices" at HSBC allowed the bank to pass money to "drug kingpins and rogue nations", as it fines it $1.9bn (£1.2bn).
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HSBC agrees $1.9bn US penalties

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 17:52

HSBC is to pay US authorities record penalties of $1.9bn (£1.2bn) after failing to prevent money passing to "drug kingpins and rogue nations".
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Bonus for Fifty Shades US publisher

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 16:06

Random House publishers are to reward employees with a $5,000 (£3,103) bonus partly owing to the success of EL James's erotic trilogy, Fifty Shades of Grey.
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Extinct lizard named after Obama

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 13:08

Research into the extinction that killed off the dinosaurs describes nine previously unknown reptile species, one of which has been named after US President Barack Obama.
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El Salvador killing probe ordered

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 10:13
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador

El Salvador should investigate a civil war-era massacre that left some 1,000 people dead and bring those responsible to justice, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights rules.
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Skyfall tops US box office again

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 10:08

The latest James Bond film regains the top spot in the North American box office chart a month after its debut.
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Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 2:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A US Navy Seal killed during a mission to rescue a doctor kidnapped by the Taliban was a member of the famed Seal Team Six, US officials say.
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US to aid in Rivera crash probe

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 2:45
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Rivera

US officials say they will help investigate how a plane carrying Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera crashed, killing her and six others.
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Obama pushes tax-the-rich plan

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 2:05
related places: Michigan

US President Barack Obama addresses Michigan car workers to build support for his plan to raise taxes on the rich and avert a "fiscal cliff".
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Asia 'set to eclipse' US by 2030

Monday, December 10th 2012, 22:53

Asia will wield more global power than the US and Europe combined by 2030, a forecast from the US intelligence community has found.
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Second winner named in US jackpot

Monday, December 10th 2012, 19:50
related places: Arizona

The second winner of a record lottery jackpot - a married man in his 30s from an affluent Arizona suburb - is identified.
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Mexico singer dies in plane crash

Monday, December 10th 2012, 17:45
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera has died in a plane crash in northern Mexico, her father has confirmed.
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Bank hit by $300m in Iran fines

Monday, December 10th 2012, 17:01
related countries: Burma Burma, Iran Iran, Sudan Sudan

Standard Chartered will pay more than $300m (£187m) to settle charges it violated US sanctions on Iran, Burma, Libya and Sudan.
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VIDEO: Singer Rivera dies in plane crash

Monday, December 10th 2012, 15:43
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera has died in a plane crash in northern Mexico.
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US and UK agree failed banks plan

Monday, December 10th 2012, 14:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US and UK regulators release a paper explaining how they will make sure bank shareholders, rather than taxpayers, lose out if banks fail.
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India MPs in uproar over Walmart

Monday, December 10th 2012, 9:05
related countries: India India

Angry opposition MPs protest in India's parliament after reports that Walmart has been lobbying with the US lawmakers to facilitate its entry into India.
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VIDEO: Modern-day Noah rebuilding Ark in US

Monday, December 10th 2012, 0:20
related places: Noah, Maryland, Ark

Retired Pastor Richard Green has spent almost four decades building a modern-day Ark in the countryside of the US state of Maryland. The BBC went along to ask him why.
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US soldier dies in Afghan rescue

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 23:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: White House

A US commando was killed during a mission to rescue an American doctor kidnapped by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan, the White House has said.
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US doctor rescued in Afghanistan

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 9:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A US doctor abducted by the Taliban in east Afghanistan is freed in a joint US and Afghan operation that killed seven captors, officials say.
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Baku to stage first Euro Olympics

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 14:35

Baku in Azerbaijan is to stage the first European Olympics, similar to the Asian or Pan-American Games, in 2015.
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UK alert on Syrian chemical arms

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 11:44
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Foreign Secretary William Hague says the UK and the US have seen evidence that Syria is preparing to use chemical weapons.
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US faces climate talks dilemma

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 7:35
related countries: Qatar Qatar

The US faces a dilemma at climate change talks in Qatar, as the final text approves the principle of compensating poorer nations.
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Psy 'sorry' for anti-US protests

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 4:33
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean rapper Psy, whose song Gangnam Style became an internet sensation, apologises for taking part in anti-US protests several years ago.
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Obama asks for $60bn in Sandy aid

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 0:49
related places: Congress, Sandy

The US president asks Congress to authorise more than $60bn (£37bn) in disaster-relief funding in the wake of "Superstorm Sandy".
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Gay unions get Supreme Court slot

Friday, December 7th 2012, 23:08

The US Supreme Court is to hear arguments on whether laws banning gay marriage are illegal under the US Constitution, it announces.
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Lagarde urges fiscal cliff deal

Friday, December 7th 2012, 21:43

Christine Lagarde urges US leaders to reach a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, warning that the uncertainty is damaging the global economy.
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VIDEO: Firm will 'fly to the moon by 2020'

Friday, December 7th 2012, 18:54

On the 40th anniversary of the final manned mission to the Moon, Nasa's Apollo 17 mission, a private US company says it intends to fly to the moon by 2020.
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Clinton condemns NI flag violence

Friday, December 7th 2012, 16:51
related places: Union, Belfast, Friday

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemns this week's violence in Northern Ireland during a visit to Belfast.
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US jobless rate at four-year low

Friday, December 7th 2012, 16:29

The US adds a surprise 146,000 new jobs in November, cutting the jobless rate to 7.7%, as the economy shrugs off storm Sandy.
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Russia retaliates in US bill row

Friday, December 7th 2012, 15:20
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia announces a tit-for-tat visa bar on Americans guilty of human rights violations, over the US Magnitsky Act.
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Netflix rebuked for Facebook post

Friday, December 7th 2012, 9:15

US regulators threaten the head of Netflix with legal action for posting information about its performance on Facebook rather than official channels.
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US ships to track N Korea launch

Friday, December 7th 2012, 7:28
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea

The US moves warships to track a North Korean rocket set to launch this month as Japan orders its military to shoot down debris over its territory.
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Piracy accused 'happy case over'

Friday, December 7th 2012, 4:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British student accused by the US authorities of running a website which broke copyright laws welcomes a deal which drops the case.
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Judge revisits Apple v Samsung

Friday, December 7th 2012, 4:06
related places: August, Apple

A US judge urges Apple and Samsung to end their ongoing legal patents battle, as she reviews $1.05bn (£652m) awarded to Apple in damages in an August ruling.
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Zimmerman sues NBC over call edit

Friday, December 7th 2012, 3:03
related places: Florida

The Florida man charged with murder over the killing of an unarmed teenager sues US network NBC, saying an edited audio clip portrayed him as racist.
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Five myths about the falling US birth rate

Friday, December 7th 2012, 2:01

Is the US turning into Europe?
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VIDEO: Obamas light White House Christmas tree

Friday, December 7th 2012, 1:11
related places: White House

The Obama family have switched on the US National Christmas Tree, which sits on the Ellipse, behind the White House in Washington DC.
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Zynga seeks US gambling licence

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 22:50
related places: Nevada

Games developer Zynga takes the first step towards applying for a gambling licence from the US state of Nevada.
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Russian fury at 'absurd' US law

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 21:12
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia denounces an "absurd" trade bill passed by the US Congress that will also penalise Russian officials linked to human rights violations.
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Tea Party US senator DeMint quits

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 17:21

US Republican senator and Tea Party champion Jim DeMint announces he is resigning to lead a conservative think tank.
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Bosnia US embassy attacker jailed

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 15:40
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
related places: Sarajevo

Suspected Islamist Mevlid Jasarevic, who fired at the US embassy in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo in October 2011, is jailed for 18 years.
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US Congress bans word 'lunatic'

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 15:10

The US Congress approves a measure to strike the word "lunatic" from all federal legislation, in an effort to remove demeaning language.
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Thursday, December 6th 2012, 15:07
related places: Washington

Possession of marijuana becomes legal in the US state of Washington, a month after voters opted for legalisation.
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Apple to make Mac computers in US

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 14:10
related places: Mac, Apple

Some of Apple's Mac computers will be made in the US, chief executive Tim Cook says.
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VIDEO: Round two: Apple v Samsung

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 9:19
related places: August, Apple

The battle between Apple and Samsung returns to a US court to review damages awarded to Apple in August.
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Bank sees $330m Iran settlement

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 6:25
related countries: Iran Iran

Standard Chartered expects to pay $330m (£205m) to US regulators to settle claims that it did not comply with US sanctions against Iran.
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Satellite pictures Earth in black

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 5:37
related places: Cloud, Earth

Cloud-free images from the latest US polar orbiting meteorological satellite are assembled into a stunning night-time view of Planet Earth.
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Cuba accuses US over Gross health

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 2:32
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana, Gross

Cuba accuses Washington of lying about the health of a US man serving a 15-year jail term in Havana for smuggling illegal internet equipment.
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Obama urged to join cliff talks

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 0:39

The US president and House speaker talk by phone, as Republicans call for the president to get personally involved in efforts to strike a fiscal cliff deal.
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Obama 'to seek $50bn Sandy aid'

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 22:45
related places: Congress, Sandy

President Barack Obama is expected to ask Congress for about $50bn in extra emergency aid for states hit by storm Sandy, Democrats and officials say.
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Dave Brubeck: Jazz pianist dies

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 17:59

Dave Brubeck, the US jazz pianist who recorded Take Five and toured with Duke Ellington, dies aged 91, his manager says.
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US worker productivity increases

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 14:16

US output per worker grew by its fastest rate since 2010 in the third quarter of this year, according to official data.
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