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Man confesses to US mosque attack

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 22:46
related places: Day, New Year

New York City police say a man has confessed to a string of arson attacks on an Islamic cultural centre and four other sites on New Year's Day.
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Iran sanctions 'starting to bite'

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 19:35
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Gulf

The US says threats by Iran to restrict Gulf shipping in the event of further sanctions shows international pressure is 'beginning to bite'.
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US manufacturers beat forecasts

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 16:48

US manufacturing activity hit a six-month high in December according a much-watched survey, adding to a run of positive economic indicators.
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France urges new Iran sanctions

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 10:20
related countries: France France, Iran Iran

France says the EU should follow the US in imposing stricter sanctions on Tehran, as Iran's currency falls again amid worries over their impact.
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VIDEO: Republicans ready for Iowa test

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 7:22
related places: Republican, Iowa

Republican presidential hopefuls have toured Iowa on the last full day of campaigning before the Hawkeye State's caucuses kick-off the US election year.
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VIDEO: Augmented reality takes off in US

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 4:13

How you may soon be living in a virtual city
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Republicans in final push in Iowa

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 3:22
related places: Iowa

US Republican presidential candidates make a final push with voters in Iowa ahead of the first statewide nominating contest.
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Iran rial falls against US dollar

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 3:10
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's currency the rial slides 12% against the US dollar after the US imposed fresh sanctions targeting Iran's central bank.
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VIDEO: US ranger shooting: Suspect found dead

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 2:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Washington

The body of an Iraq war veteran wanted over the killing of a park ranger in Washington state has been found, officials have said.
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Manhunt closes US national park

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 15:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Washington

A US police manhunt is under way for an Iraq war veteran wanted in connection with the killing of a ranger at a national park in Washington state.
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Cruise's Mission stays the course

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 11:35
related places: Mission

Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol tops the US box office chart for the second week running, according to studio estimates.
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VIDEO: Science of Politics: Iowa Caucus

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 5:27
related places: Iowa

Why the small US state of Iowa plays a big role in presidential campaigns
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Pope names US head of conversions

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 0:03

Pope Benedict appoints a married priest to head the first structure in the US for Anglicans converting to Roman Catholicism.
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US airport explosives man charged

Sunday, January 1st 2012, 22:22
related places: Texas

A member of the US military is charged with trying to take explosives onto a plane at a Texas airport, says the FBI.
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Iran condemns US bank sanctions

Sunday, January 1st 2012, 15:38
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iran's President Ahmadinejad lashes out at new US financial sanctions, saying Tehran's central bank has the strength to deal with foreign plots.
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VIDEO: Obama signs Iran sanctions bill into law

Sunday, January 1st 2012, 4:47
related countries: Iran Iran

US President Barack Obama has signed into law a major defence bill including tough new sanctions against Iran.
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Explosives found at Texas airport

Sunday, January 1st 2012, 2:57
related places: Texas

A man is detained at an airport in the US state of Texas after trying to carry explosives through security.
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Is Obama doomed in 2012?

Sunday, January 1st 2012, 2:17

Mark Mardell looks at US president's election chances in 2012
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Obama signs Iran sanctions bill

Saturday, December 31st 2011, 22:49
related countries: Iran Iran

President Obama signs into law a defence bill including tough new US sanctions against Iran, while expressing concerns about other provisions.
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2011: New low for US-Pakistan relations

Saturday, December 31st 2011, 2:19
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

From bad to worse in a disastrous year for US-Pakistani relations
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Egypt reassures US on NGO raids

Friday, December 30th 2011, 23:53
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Officials in Egypt reassure the United States that police raids on the offices of pro-democracy groups will stop, after coming under strong criticism.
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Brand files for split from Perry

Friday, December 30th 2011, 20:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Perry

British comedian Russell Brand files for divorce from American singer Katy Perry after 14 months of marriage.
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Kings of Leon star to be a father

Friday, December 30th 2011, 19:44
related places: Leon

The US band's frontman reveals he and wife Lily Aldridge are expecting their first child.
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Pakistan court probes 'memogate'

Friday, December 30th 2011, 14:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's Supreme Court sets up an inquiry into a controversial unsigned memo that asked for US help in curbing the powers of the military.
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Somalia fears end to US banking

Friday, December 30th 2011, 13:50

The largest bank which lets Somalis in the US send money back home is due to close this service, raising fears for the famine-hit country.
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US singer Kaye Stevens dies at 79

Friday, December 30th 2011, 11:19
related places: Florida

Kaye Stevens, the US singer and actress known for her appearances with the Rat Pack and on Johnny Carson's chat show, dies in Florida.
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North Korea: 'Expect no change'

Friday, December 30th 2011, 4:36
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea tells the international community not to "expect any change" in the wake of Kim Jong-il's death, as the US sends a top diplomat to the region.
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US Muslim TV show to address 9/11

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 23:50
related places: All

US reality TV show All-American Muslim says one episode will focus on emotional reactions to marking 10 years since the 9/11 attacks.
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US rejects Chavez cancer comments

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 22:18
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Chavez

The US rejects as "horrific" Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's musings about whether the US might be giving Latin American leaders cancer.
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US sells $30bn in jets to Saudis

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 18:48
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The US confirms the sale of nearly $30bn of fighter jets to Saudi Arabia, saying the deal would send a "strong message" to countries in the region.
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US Army unveils helicopter drone

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 18:11
related places: New

New helicopter-style drones with 1.8 gigapixel colour cameras, capable of following 65 separate targets, are being developed by the US Army.
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Gen David Petraeus 'nearly quit'

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 18:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Gen David Petraeus almost resigned over President Barack Obama's decision to draw down US troops levels in Afghanistan, says a new biography.
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Google tops visited US sites list

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 15:17

Google and Facebook are 2011's most popular sites with US users according to Nielsen. Yahoo came in third, but its position may be precarious.
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US pop artist James Rizzi dies

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 10:15

US pop artist James Rizzi, best known for his cartoon-like art, dies aged 61.
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Alibaba hires US lobbying firm

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 6:27
related countries: China China

China's Alibaba Group hires US lobbying firm fuelling further speculation it is preparing a bid for internet giant Yahoo.
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Chavez muses on 'US cancer plot'

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 0:22
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez asks whether the US is giving Latin American leaders cancer, after Argentina's president is diagnosed with the disease.
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Payout over jet crash into home

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 21:17
related places: California

The US government is ordered to pay nearly $18m to relatives of four people who died after a military jet crashed into their California home in 2008.
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US warns Iran on oil route threat

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 19:50
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: West

The US Navy says it will not tolerate disruption to a vital oil route as Iran threatens to shut the Strait of Hormuz if the West imposes more sanctions.
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Soyuz straight back into service

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 19:26
related countries: Russia Russia

Five days after a failed launch, a Russian Soyuz rocket lifts off once more - successfully placing six spacecraft in orbit for US firm, Globalstar.
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Lambs added to US movie archive

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 12:37
related places: Congress, Oscar, Lambs

Oscar-winning 1991 thriller The Silence of the Lambs is to be preserved by the US Library of Congress as part of its National Film Registry.
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VIDEO: 'Turbulent' year for US-Pakistan relations

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 11:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The BBC's Aleem Maqbool looks back at a year when mistrust between Pakistan and the US reached an all-time high.
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US consumer sentiment rises again

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 23:36

Consumer confidence in the US increased for the second month in a row in December to an eight-month high, new data suggests.
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Sears and Kmart to axe 120 stores

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 20:15

Shares in US retail giant Sears fall 23% as it announces plans to close up to 120 Sears and Kmart stores amid poor sales.
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Artist Helen Frankenthaler dies

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 19:55

Helen Frankenthaler, the US abstract expressionist painter, has died aged 83 after a long illness, her nephew says.
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Hack victims face repeat attacks

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 17:23

Victims of a hack on US security think-tank Stratfor are warned not to offer public support to the company due to threats of further attacks.
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Further fall for US house prices

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 15:51

US house prices fell further in October despite record low mortgage interest rates, according to new figures.
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Iran court begins 'CIA spy' trial

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 15:11
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran puts on trial an American man of Iranian descent who "confessed" to working as a CIA spy on state TV, local media say.
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China's GPS rival is switched on

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 12:33
related countries: China China
related places: Beidou, Beijing

Beijing's Beidou service begins offering location, navigation and timing data offering an alternative to the US's GPS network.
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Mission takes US box office crown

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 10:24
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Christmas

The fourth instalment of the Mission Impossible films, starring Tom Cruise, takes the Christmas box office number one spot in the US and Canada.
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US 'Santa' gunman killed family

Monday, December 26th 2011, 18:35
related places: Texas, Christmas, Santa Claus

A gunman who shot dead six relatives before killing himself at a family Christmas celebration in Texas was dressed as Santa Claus, police suspect.
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Fire kills US executive's family

Monday, December 26th 2011, 17:21

An affluent Connecticut community is coming to terms with a fire that killed the three children and parents of an advertising executive.
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US considers Saleh travel request

Monday, December 26th 2011, 14:34
related countries: Yemen Yemen

American authorities are considering a request from Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to travel to the US.
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VIDEO: Seven bodies found in Texas flat

Monday, December 26th 2011, 2:19
related places: Texas

Seven bodies with gunshot wounds have been found in a flat by police in the US state of Texas.
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Seven bodies found in Texas flat

Monday, December 26th 2011, 1:36
related places: Texas

Seven people are found dead with gunshot wounds in a flat in the US state of Texas, with one of them believed to have killed the other six.
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Hackers hit US security company

Monday, December 26th 2011, 0:14

Activist hacker group Anonymous says it has stolen thousands of emails, passwords and credit card details from US-based security firm Stratfor.
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US teenager sets climbing record

Sunday, December 25th 2011, 16:05
related countries: Jordan Jordan

American teenager Jordan Romero becomes the youngest person to climb to the summit of the highest mountains on each of the seven continents.
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Gingrich misses Virginia primary

Sunday, December 25th 2011, 0:17
related places: Virginia

Newt Gingrich, a leading US Republican presidential candidate, says Virginia's primary is flawed after failing to qualify for the ballot.
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Cuba's amnesty 'disappoints' US

Saturday, December 24th 2011, 21:40
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Washington says it is disappointed that US citizen Alan Gross is not among the 2,900 prisoners to be released by Cuba as a gesture of goodwill.
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'Eight die' in new Yemen protest

Saturday, December 24th 2011, 18:40
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

Deadly clashes erupt again in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, as outgoing President Saleh vows to leave temporarily for the US to ease tension.
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Brazil fines Chevron for oil leak

Saturday, December 24th 2011, 3:27
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Chevron

Brazil fines US oil giant Chevron $5.4m (£3.5m) for breach of its environmental licence when it tackled an oil spill in November.
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VIDEO: Church pipe organs under threat

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 23:41

The traditional pipe organ that has been at the heart of liturgy for centuries is under threat in the US, where the mighty instrument is facing a series of challenges.
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VIDEO: Detroit 'savaged' by economic problems

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 23:08
related places: Detroit

The US economy is struggling to avoid falling back into recession, and the gap between rich and poor is at its largest for 30 years, particularly in cities such as Detroit.
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US violence over Nike's new shoe

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 22:24

Rowdy scenes break out at stores across the US as shoppers jostle to buy Nike's new Air Jordans, echoing violence over the shoe in the early 1990s.
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Student reunited with rare violin

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 20:46
related places: Philadelphia

A violin student hears news that is music to her ears after the discovery of her $170,000 instrument, which she left on a bus in Philadelphia.
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Obama in tax victory over House

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 20:09

The US Congress approves a payroll tax cut deal, in a rare win for President Obama over House Republicans who have frustrated his agenda all year.
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Somalis face remittances threat

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 18:51

Famine-hit Somalis could lose access to $100m of remittances from the United States, charities say.
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Errors riddle Arlington cemetery

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 17:03
related places: Arlington, Congress, Washington

About one in four grave sites at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington may contain discrepancies, a US Army report to Congress finds.
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US durable goods orders jump 3.8%

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 15:28

Orders for durable manufactured goods in the US rose by more than expected in November, official figures show.
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US consumer spending disappoints

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 14:18

Consumer spending in the US rose by less than expected in November, according to official figures from the Commerce Department.
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US scrap metal artist dies at 84

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 10:19
related places: New York

The artist John Chamberlain, celebrated for turning scrap metal into sculpture, has died in New York aged 84, his widow announces.
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US X Factor crowns first winner

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 8:38

The first victor of the US version of The X Factor is crowned, winning a $5m contract with Simon Cowell's record label.
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Pakistan rejects US strike report

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 5:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan rejects a US report into an air strike at the Afghan border which killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, saying it is "short on facts".
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Allen Stanford fit to stand trial

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 3:16

A US federal judge rules that Texan financier Allen Stanford is mentally fit to stand trial for allegedly operating a $7bn (£4.5bn) Ponzi scheme.
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Wal-Mart in huge baby milk recall

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 2:48

Wal-Mart removes a powdered infant formula from more than 3,000 shops across the US after a newborn baby who consumed it died from a rare infection.
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House Republicans retreat on tax

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 2:23
related places: House, Senate

Top US Republican John Boehner bows to pressure from within and outside his party to accept a short-term extension of a tax cut for workers.
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US loses Portugal fugitive appeal

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 2:16
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portugal's Supreme Court rejects another attempt by the US to extradite American fugitive George Wright, saying he is a Portuguese citizen.
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Bush backs Romney and snubs Perry

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 1:30
related places: Perry, Republican, Romney

Former US President George H W Bush says Mitt Romney is "the best choice" for the Republican presidential nomination, snubbing rival Rick Perry.
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US $10m bounty for 'al-Qaeda man'

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 23:22
related countries: Iran Iran

The US offers a $10m reward for information leading to the arrest of a man they say is a key al-Qaeda facilitator and financier operating in Iran.
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US admits to air strike mistakes

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 20:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

The US military admits bearing significant responsibility for last month's air strike on the Afghan border that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.
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VIDEO: US admits to air strike mistakes

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 19:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

The US military has admitted it bears significant responsibility for last month's air strike on the Afghan border that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.
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Lawyers wrap up Manning hearing

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 19:51
related places: Manning, Maryland

A hearing to decide whether to send Bradley Manning to court-martial for leaking US government files to anti-secrecy website Wikileaks ends in Maryland.
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Obama renews pressure for tax cut

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 19:25

US President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner renew their calls for action on a payroll tax deal but refuse to change their positions.
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VIDEO: US Navy women have first gay kiss

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 16:28

Two female US sailors have become the first same-sex couple to share the traditional dockside "first kiss" since the US ended a ban on gays in the army.
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US growth revised down again

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 14:47

The US economy grew at an annual pace of 1.8% between July and September, figures show, slower than previously estimated.
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US Peace Corps cuts Honduras role

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 9:57
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador, Guatemala Guatemala, Honduras Honduras

The US Peace Corps is to pull volunteers out of Honduras and review its role in El Salvador and Guatemala amid security concerns.
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Wimpy Kid author in zombie battle

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 9:38

US author Jeff Kinney takes legal action against the publisher of a book he claims bears similarities to his Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
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Brazil police seek Chevron charge

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 9:07
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Rio, Chevron, Janeiro

Brazilian police seek charges against US oil company Chevron and drilling contractor Transocean for an oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.
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China scientist sent to US prison

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 3:09
related countries: China China

A Chinese scientist receives a seven-year prison sentence for stealing trade secrets from two US agricultural firms and delivering them overseas.
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US Navy women have first gay kiss

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 2:59

Two women in the US Navy become the first gay couple to share the traditional "first kiss" on returning to shore, after a ban on gays in the military ended.
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DR Congo police 'kill civilians'

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 2:07
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

At least 24 people have been killed by police in DR Congo since the results of disputed elections were announced, a US-based rights group says.
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US court jails boxer Mayweather

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 1:42

US boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr is jailed for 90 days and fined $2,500 after pleading guilty to domestic assault and harassment.
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US jury awards $150bn for burning

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 1:30

A jury awards a huge but symbolic $150bn (£96bn) to the family of a boy who died of skin cancer 12 years after being set on fire.
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BoA in record discrimination fine

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 23:04
related places: America

Bank of America's Countrywide is fined a record $335m by the US Justice Department for discrimination against minority home buyers.
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Republicans under pressure on tax

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 20:53

House Republican Speaker John Boehner resists calls from President Barack Obama - and conservatives - to back down in the payroll tax break dispute.
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US troops charged in Afghan death

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 20:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Eight US soldiers are charged over the death of a teenage soldier found dead in a guard tower in Afghanistan after apparently shooting himself.
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US rejects EU airline carbon rule

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 19:20
related countries: China China
related places: Justice

The US "strongly objects" to EU plans for an emissions tax on airlines, saying the international aviation body must deal with the issue.
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US existing home sales rise again

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 17:01

Annual US used home sales rose 4% to 4.42 million in November, according to the National Association of Realtors.
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South Americans in Falklands ban

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 14:03
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Members of the South American trading bloc Mercosur agree to close their ports to ships flying the Falkland Islands flag.
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Kim Jong-il death: Did US intelligence fail?

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 13:15

Why Kim Jong-il's death surprised many, but was no intel failure
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VIDEO: Will family films boost US box office?

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 5:46
related places: Hollywood, Unicorn

The US release of The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn is the latest in a new batch of family films that Hollywood hopes will dispel box office gloom.
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