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Obama ups ante on payroll tax cut

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 22:51

US President Barack Obama warns of a "massive blow" to the economy if Republicans oppose his calls to extend a payroll tax cut.
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US police raid two Occupy camps

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 20:34
related places: Philadelphia, Los Angeles

US police raid Occupy Wall Street camps in Los Angeles and Philadelphia, arresting 200 protesters and tearing up their tent cities.
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'Mistress' slams Herman Cain bid

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 19:42

Ginger White, who says she and Herman Cain had a 13-year affair, tells US TV the former pizza mogul would not make a good president.
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Tijuana drug tunnel impresses US

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 14:23
related countries: Mexico Mexico

US police find one of the most sophisticated drug-smuggling tunnels to date on the border with Mexico, complete with lighting and transport carts.
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Firms told to delist fake sites

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 12:38

A US judge orders social media sites and search engines to remove firms selling counterfeit goods from their pages.
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Pakistan lobbied on Bonn boycott

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 11:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Bonn

The US leads calls for Pakistan to reconsider its boycott of next week's Bonn Conference on Afghanistan's future.
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Protests halt Peru mine project

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 5:54
related countries: Peru Peru

The US company Newmont which plans to build a huge open-cast gold mine in northern Peru says it is halting construction after days of protests.
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Minors' life sentences 'must end'

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 5:16

Amnesty International calls on the US to stop jailing minors for life without parole, and ratify a UN convention on the issue.
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N Korea claims nuclear 'progress'

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 5:06
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

North Korea says it is "progressing apace" with the building of a nuclear reactor, in a dramatic snub to the US and South Korea.
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VIDEO: Clinton to begin landmark Burma visit

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 3:56
related countries: Burma Burma

Hillary Clinton begins a ground breaking visit to Burma in the first such trip by an American Secretary of State for 50 years.
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Lottery 'winners' deny fourth man

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 1:43

Three US wealth managers who picked up a $254m lottery jackpot deny claims they only collected the cheque for the real winner, a client of theirs.
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Aruba suspect Gary Giordano freed

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 1:06
related places: August

A US businessman is released after being held on a Caribbean island since August over the disappearance of a US woman he says was swept away snorkelling.
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Jackson doctor given four years

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 23:03

Conrad Murray, the US doctor convicted of the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson, is sentenced to a maximum prison term of four years.
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VIDEO: Jackson doctor given four years

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 22:20

Conrad Murray, the US doctor convicted of the involuntary manslaughter of pop legend Michael Jackson, is sentenced to a maximum prison term of four years.
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Facebook settles privacy inquiry

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 21:53

Facebook agrees to tighten privacy controls as part of a settlement with the US regulator, the Federal Trade Commission.
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US airline AA shares plunge 81%

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 21:37

American Airlines' parent company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but expects business to continue as normal.
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Biden visits Iraq as troops leave

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 20:37
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

US Vice-President Joe Biden arrives in Baghdad to meet Iraqi officials as American troops prepare to leave Iraq by the end of the year.
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Chile seeks US man for 1973 death

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 20:16
related countries: Chile Chile

Chile seeks the extradition of US ex-officer Ray Davis over the death of a US reporter killed after the 1973 coup that brought Gen Pinochet to power.
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Lauded US Marine sues BAE Systems

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 19:48

A highly decorated US Marine is suing BAE Systems after a manager described him as "mentally unstable" and alleged he had a drink problem.
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Sonia Gandhi in comeback speech

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 16:03
related countries: India India
related places: Congress, August

India's governing Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi makes her first public speech since undergoing surgery in August in the US.
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Wealth managers win $250m jackpot

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 15:24

Three wealth managers from one of the richest US cities are unveiled as winners of a $254m (£163m) lottery jackpot.
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Stalin's only daughter dies in US

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 14:34

Lana Peters, the only daughter of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, dies of colon cancer at a care home in the US state of Wisconsin, aged 85.
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Russia switches on missile radar

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 14:22
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia turns on a new incoming missile early warning system in its westernmost region in response to US plans for a missile shield in Europe.
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Asian stock markets keep rising

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 7:38
related places: Monday

Asian stock markets continue to rally after strong gains in the US and Europe on Monday, on hopes of a eurozone solution.
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US and EU to explore trade talks

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 3:12
related places: White House

US and EU leaders announce steps towards launching bilateral trade talks, as they wrap up a White House summit addressing the eurozone debt crisis.
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Guyana votes for new government

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 0:58
related countries: Guyana Guyana

The people of Guyana vote for a new government in an election likely to continue to reflect the South American nation's traditional racial divide.
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Fitch cuts credit outlook for US

Monday, November 28th 2011, 23:11

Fitch ratings agency revises its outlook on the US from "stable" to "negative" after Congressmen fail to agree deficit cuts.
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Craigslist deaths teen 'innocent'

Monday, November 28th 2011, 22:14
related places: Ohio

The mother of a 16-year-old boy arrested in Ohio over the deaths of three men responding to a Craigslist jobs advert tells US media her son is innocent.
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Stradivarius violin 'replicated'

Monday, November 28th 2011, 21:08

A US-based radiologist "recreates" a 307-year-old Stradivarius violin in a move that may benefit music students.
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Debt fears hang over US-EU summit

Monday, November 28th 2011, 20:16
related places: White House

President Barack Obama hosts European Union leaders at a White House summit, amid fears of a new recession in Europe and possible effects on the US.
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Citigroup faces toxic asset trial

Monday, November 28th 2011, 19:06

A US judge orders a trial after rejecting a $285m settlement between Citigroup and financial regulator SEC over the sale of toxic mortgages.
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Democrat Barney Frank to retire

Monday, November 28th 2011, 18:30

One of the most prominent Democrats in the US House of Representatives, Barney Frank, will not seek re-election in 2012.
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US new home sales up in October

Monday, November 28th 2011, 16:51

Americans bought slightly more new homes in October but prices fell, according to the US Commerce Department.
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Discounts aid online sales surge

Monday, November 28th 2011, 13:07

Internet sales rise faster than expected over Black Friday in the US according to surveys, and retailers expect an even better Cyber Monday.
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US Thanksgiving retail sales up

Monday, November 28th 2011, 11:39
related places: Thanksgiving

US retail sales in the critical Thanksgiving weekend rose 16% versus a year ago, according to the National Retail Federation.
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Big emitters aim at climate delay

Monday, November 28th 2011, 10:40
related countries: Brazil Brazil, South Africa South Africa

The world's biggest greenhouse gas emitters including the US, India and Brazil hope to delay talks on a new climate deal at a UN summit.
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Why are US teenagers driving less?

Monday, November 28th 2011, 0:41
related places: Why

Why are American teenagers falling out of love with the car?
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United States claim World Cup win

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 8:15
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland combine for six birdies as the United States win the World Cup by two shots from England and Germany.
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Nato raid prompts Pakistan review

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 7:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Pakistan orders a review of all co-operation with the US and Nato after the alliance struck an army checkpoint, killing at least 24 people.
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VIDEO: Cuban oil plans cause anger in US

Saturday, November 26th 2011, 21:47
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba is to begin exploratory drilling in search of oil, but the plans are causing controversy in the US where memories of the BP Gulf oil disaster are still fresh in the mind.
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UN rejects US cluster bombs bid

Saturday, November 26th 2011, 1:00

UN member states reject a US-backed plan for new regulations on cluster bombs which campaigners say would have diluted an international convention.
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Violence mars US retail bonanza

Friday, November 25th 2011, 23:17
related places: Thanksgiving

The US holiday shopping season gets off to an ugly start with several shootings and two pepper-sprayings as bargain-hunters stampede stores.
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US students in Egypt 'going home'

Friday, November 25th 2011, 21:32
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Three US students arrested in Cairo for allegedly throwing firebombs at policemen will head home within hours, reports say.
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Aruba 'death' accused to be freed

Friday, November 25th 2011, 19:04
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: August

A judge on the Caribbean island of Aruba orders the release of a man held since August over the vanishing and presumed death of a US woman.
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Man held for US hospital shooting

Friday, November 25th 2011, 15:54
related places: Chicago

A man who shot dead a woman, reported to be his ex-partner, in the car park of a Chicago hospital where they both worked is arrested as he flees.
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Drugs giant challenges Facebook

Friday, November 25th 2011, 13:24
related countries: Germany Germany

The social network is embroiled in a legal row after a German drugmaker claimed its page on the social network was given to a US rival.
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VIDEO: US gears up for shopping season

Friday, November 25th 2011, 10:19
related places: America

America gears up for its biggest shopping day of the year - but retailers may not have much cause for thanksgiving.
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US poet Ruth Stone dies aged 96

Friday, November 25th 2011, 9:27
related places: Vermont

National Book Award winner Ruth Stone, whose career flourished in her 80s and 90s, dies in Vermont at the age of 96.
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VIDEO: Giffords' Thanksgiving with troops

Friday, November 25th 2011, 5:08
related places: Arizona, Thanksgiving

Gabrielle Giffords, the US Congresswoman who was shot in the head in January, has marked another milestone in her recovery by helping to serve Thanksgiving dinner to troops at a military base in Arizona.
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Iran arrests 12 for 'CIA spying'

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 22:49
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran says it has arrested 12 agents of the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) who were targeting its military and nuclear programme.
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Six dead in US peaks air crash

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 22:25
related places: Arizona

Three children and three men are confirmed dead after a small plane crashed into the Superstition Mountains in the US state of Arizona.
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US telecoms merger under threat

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 20:59

AT&T and Deutsche Telekom cast doubt over the $39bn sale of T-Mobile USA by withdrawing their application to the industry regulator.
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Egypt to free three US students

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 18:30
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

A court in Egypt orders the release of three US students accused of taking part in the protests in Cairo, Egyptian officials say.
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Britain sells 72 retired Harriers

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 17:53

Britain sells 72 Harrier jump jets that were scrapped in defence cuts to the US in a deal worth $180m (£116m).
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Kerouac's 'lost' book published

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 17:19

American author Jack Kerouac's first ever novel, which was thought to be lost, has been published 40 years after his death.
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Live - Federer v Fish

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 13:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Fish

Roger Federer, the only unbeaten man in the tournament, plays American Mardy Fish in his final group match in the World Tour Finals at London's O2 Arena.
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Sugarland facing collapse action

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 12:58
related places: August, Indiana, Sugarland

US country duo Sugarland are named in legal action launched by those involved in a fatal stage collapse at Indiana's State Fair in August.
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World's worst team get first win

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 5:20
related countries: American Samoa American Samoa

American Samoa's football team - ranked as the worst international team in the world - win a game for the first time in its history after 30 matches.
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US hits the road for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 1:04
related places: Thanksgiving

Tens of millions of Americans are taking to the road to celebrate Thanksgiving in greater numbers than for several years.
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Brazil bans Chevron from drilling

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 23:24
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Rio, Chevron, Janeiro

Brazil is temporarily banning the US oil company Chevron from drilling in its territory after a spill at its field off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.
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VIDEO: Iraq veteran wins US dancing show

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 22:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq

An Iraq War veteran who was badly disfigured in a landmine explosion has become the surprise winner of the TV programme, "Dancing With the Stars".
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Seven held for Amish hair attacks

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 20:10
related places: Ohio, Amish

Seven men are charged over hair-cutting attacks in a US Amish community, as bizarre details emerge of the alleged ringleader's rule of fear.
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Russia in Europe missile threat

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 19:09
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says missiles could be deployed on the EU's borders if the US pursues its missile defence plans.
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Pakistan appoints new envoy to US

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 18:08

Pakistan appoints Sherry Rehman as its new US ambassador, after the previous envoy quit over a controversial memo.
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China dominates smartphone market

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 8:02
related countries: China China

China overtakes the US to become the world's largest smartphone market by volume with 24m smartphones shipped during the period.
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VIDEO: How a Midwestern town reinvented itself

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 5:32
related places: Dubuque

The story of Dubuque, the US town that reinvented itself
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Entrepreneurs 'upbeat' for 2012

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 0:12

Many more entrepreneurs in Europe and the US are optimistic than pessimistic about the year ahead, despite the debt crisis, a survey suggests.
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Three US students held in Cairo

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 23:54
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Three US students are accused of throwing petrol bombs at security forces during protests in the Egyptian capital.
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Barack Obama seeks new 'body man'

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 23:48

Reggie Love, who has served as US President Barack Obama's personal assistant for four years, says he is leaving the job to focus his studies.
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VIDEO: Obama puts tax cuts centre stage

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 22:50
related places: Congress

President Obama has warned that the average American family will pay $1,000 more in tax each year, unless Congress backs his budget plans.
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Merck in $1bn US Vioxx settlement

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 22:32
related places: Justice

US drugs firm Merck & Co agrees to pay almost $1bn to settle charges arising from the marketing of one of its drugs, Vioxx, the US Department of Justice says.
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Obama puts tax cut centre stage

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 21:42
related places: Congress, New Hampshire

US President Barack Obama has visited the political battleground state of New Hampshire to challenge Congress to extend an expiring payroll tax cut.
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Pakistan US envoy quits over memo

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 18:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Washington

Pakistan's ambassador to the United States resigns over claims he sought Washington's help against his country's military.
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VIDEO: Drought reduces monarch butterflies

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 16:51
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Millions of monarch butterflies descend on a Mexican butterfly sanctuary during their migration. However, biologists fear droughts in the US and Mexico this year will affect their numbers.
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US quarterly growth revised down

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 13:59

The US economy grew at an annual pace of 2% in the third quarter, figures show, slower than originally estimated.
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VIDEO: Tear gas thrown in S Korea parliament

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 10:48
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A politician has set off a tear-gas canister in South Korea's parliament, shortly before a free-trade deal with the US was ratified.
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Guvnors play tweaked for Broadway

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 10:14
related places: Broadway

Playwright Richard Bean reveals that he will have to re-write parts of his hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors to make it more US-friendly ahead of its run on Broadway.
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South Korea passes US trade deal

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 9:52
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's parliament ratifies a free-trade deal with the US after years of wrangling, amid chaotic scenes and tear gas in parliament.
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Grammy music inductees announced

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 9:49
related places: Graceland

Bruce Springsteen's album Born In The USA and Paul Simon's Graceland are among 25 recordings to be inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame.
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Asia shares flat on US debt woes

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 7:30
related places: Monday

Asian shares stabilise after a US congressional committee fails on Monday to agree a deal to cut the deficit by $1.2tn (£762bn).
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Iran hit by fresh West sanctions

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 7:02
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran, West

The US, Canada and UK announce fresh sanctions against Iran amid growing concern over Tehran's nuclear programme.
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Rupee hits all-time US dollar low

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 6:53
related countries: India India

India's rupee hits an all-time low against the US dollar, amid global economic fears and struggling local stock markets.
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Super-committee failure triggers blame game

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 5:50

US deficit deal collapse puts government in bind
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Apple wins HTC graphic patent row

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 5:49
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Apple

The US International Trade Commission says Apple did not violate graphic patents owned by S3, a unit of Taiwan's HTC.
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No deal for US 'super-committee'

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 3:00

The heads of a congressional committee tasked with finding $1.2tn (£762bn) in savings say it has failed to come to an agreement.
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Chevron fined over Brazil spill

Monday, November 21st 2011, 23:54
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil
related places: Rio, Janeiro

The Brazilian government says it will fine US oil company Chevron $28m (£17.9m) for causing an oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.
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US college suspends police chief

Monday, November 21st 2011, 23:26

The campus police chief at the University of California, Davis is put on administrative leave over Friday's pepper-spraying of peaceful protesters.
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Wikileaks suspect gets court date

Monday, November 21st 2011, 20:37

US Army analyst Bradley Manning, accused of leaking government secrets to the website Wikileaks is set to appear before a military panel in December for a preliminary hearing.
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US debt talks on verge of failure

Monday, November 21st 2011, 19:51

Democrats and Republicans are expected to confirm that a congressional "super-committee" tasked with cutting the US deficit has failed to reach a deal.
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VIDEO: Mila Kunis keeps date with Marine

Monday, November 21st 2011, 17:48
related places: Marine

Hollywood actress Mila Kunis has kept her promise to a US marine and gone with him to his Marine Corps Birthday gala.
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Disgraced US cardinal leaves job

Monday, November 21st 2011, 16:51
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome, Boston, Vatican

Cardinal Bernard Law, forced to resign as archbishop of Boston in 2002 over a sex abuse scandal, retires from his new post in Rome, the Vatican says.
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Hackers 'attack' US water system

Monday, November 21st 2011, 11:36

Hackers are believed to have destroyed a pump used to pipe water to thousands of homes in a US city in Illinois.
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Breaking Dawn rises to number one

Monday, November 21st 2011, 10:34

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 makes its debut at the top of the US box office chart, with takings of $139.5m (£88.6m).
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VIDEO: US debt talks on verge of failure

Monday, November 21st 2011, 10:23

Talks aimed at cutting US government debt are on the verge of failure, the BBC understands
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Adele and Swift rule AMAs roost

Monday, November 21st 2011, 9:53
related places: Swift, Adele

Adele and Taylor Swift win three awards each at the American Music Awards, with the US country star crowned artist of the year.
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Super-committee nears debt failure

Monday, November 21st 2011, 6:00

Mark Mardell on the countdown to a US budget cuts deadline
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US pepper spray police suspended

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 22:27

A US university suspends two police officers involved in using pepper spray on students in a protest supporting the Occupy Walll Street movement.
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Chevron to blame for Brazil spill

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 21:00
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Rio, Chevron, Janeiro

US oil company Chevron accepts full responsibility for an oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil.
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Netflix revives US comedy series

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 11:50

Acclaimed US comedy Arrested Development is to go back into production, five years after it was cancelled, TV on demand service Netflix announces.
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Beckham has been 'great' for MLS

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 7:23

The boss of Major League Soccer says David Beckham has made a "great" contribution to the development of football in the United States.
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