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Google to pay $500m drug ad fine

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 22:53
related countries: Canada Canada

Internet giant Google agrees to pay a $500m fine for publishing online adverts from Canadian pharmacies selling illegal drugs to US customers.
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VIDEO: Hurricane Irene on course for US

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 22:17

Winds of up to 120mph could soon be threatening the east coast state of North Carolina in the US, as Hurricane Irene builds strength in the Carribean.
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Heineken slumps on poor outlook

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 18:25

Shares in Heineken fall 6.5% as Europe's top brewer says its core US and Europe markets will remain "challenging".
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Monuments stay closed after quake

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 16:32
related places: Washington

A day after a quake rattled the US east coast, Washington schools remain shut and inspectors are assessing the scale of damage to national monuments.
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US durable goods in surprise rise

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 15:21

The US sees a surprise 4% rise in durable goods orders in July, driven by a bounce back in the car and aircraft sectors.
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Smartphones 'powered by walking'

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 13:10

Taking a stroll may soon be enough to re-charge your mobile phone, after US researchers developed a way to capture energy from human motion.
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West pushes for Syria sanctions

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 9:58
related countries: Syria Syria

The US and several European nations call for UN sanctions to be imposed on the Syrian regime over its violent crackdown on anti-government protests.
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Lady Gaga set for Simpsons appearance

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 9:21
related places: Simpsons

The singer has already recorded her voice-over for the long-running American cartoon show.
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Rise of dognapping

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 9:15
related places: Why

Why are thieves in the US targeting dogs?
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VIDEO: UN urged to set Syria sanctions

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 9:05
related countries: Syria Syria

Europe and the US have drawn up a draft UN resolution calling for sanctions against Syrian leaders, following the five-month crackdown on anti-government protesters.
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VIDEO: Paris offers black heritage tours

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 5:23
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Paris has seen an increase in the number of African-American visitors, and there is a growing number of tours springing up to cater to the new demographic.
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Earthquake strikes US east coast

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 2:20

A magnitude-5.8 earthquake strikes the east coast of the United States, causing buildings to be evacuated in a number of cities.
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Alaska mother abused adopted son

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 1:35
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Alaska

A woman in the US state of Alaska is convicted of abusing her adopted Russian son, in an apparent ploy to appear on a TV programme.
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Serena given low US Open seeding

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 20:41
related places: New York

Three-time former US Open champion Serena Williams is seeded 28th for this year's tournament in New York as officials stick to world rankings.
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Markets rise on Fed stimulus hope

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 20:19

Stock markets and gold rise, while the dollar falls, as markets anticipate more cash injections by the US Federal Reserve.
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VIDEO: US quake felt in NYC and Washington

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 19:14
related places: Washington

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake that struck the east coast of the United States was captured on static cameras in Washington and by camera crews filming a media briefing in New York City.
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US warning over Hurricane Irene

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 18:37
related countries: Dominica Dominica, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

US officials warn the entire east coast should be ready for the impact of Hurricane Irene, as the storm, currently heading for the Turks and Caicos Islands, nears.
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China tops US in global PC market

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 18:29
related countries: China China

China surpasses the US to become the largest PC market in the world, according to new research figures.
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Gaddafi regime 'in death throes'

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 17:14
related countries: Libya Libya

Foreign Secretary William Hague says the Gaddafi regime is losing its grip on power as opposition forces storm the Libyan leader's main compound.
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Woods vows to make Presidents Cup

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 15:03

Tiger Woods considers adding extra events to his schedule in a bid to be selected by Fred Couples for the US Presidents Cup team in November.
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US new house sales fall in July

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 14:25
related places: June

US new home sales fell to a five-month low in July, figures show, while June's figures are also revised downwards.
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How your clothes could help your signal

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 12:20

Radio antennas that can be sewn directly onto clothes have been developed by US researchers.
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S&P president Sharma steps down

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 9:10

Standard & Poor's president Deven Sharma steps down just weeks after the agency downgraded its credit rating of the US.
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Lil Wayne has skating accident

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 7:55
related places: Louis

The US rapper has had nine stitches above his left eye after a skateboarding accident in St Louis, Missouri.
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US songwriter Nick Ashford dies

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 7:54
related places: Ain

Motown songwriter Nick Ashford, who penned hits such as Ain't No Mountain High Enough with wife Valerie Simpson, dies at 70.
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Life sentence for Somali pirates

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 22:15
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Two Somali men who pleaded guilty to piracy for a hijacking that ended in the deaths of four American sailors are sentenced to life in prison.
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VIDEO: Obama: 'Regime is coming to an end'

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 20:16
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Colonel Gaddafi's regime is "coming to an end", US President Barack Obama has said during a press conference, as rebels in Libya continue their assault on Tripoli.
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US man sues over penis amputation

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 18:01

A US truck driver tells a court he feels less of a man because a doctor amputated his penis during what was supposed to have been a circumcision.
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The Help cleans up at box office

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 8:49
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Heart

Heart-tugging drama The Help rises one place to top the US and Canada box office after taking $20.5m (£12.4m) at the weekend.
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Marriage and divorce 'increase weight'

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 4:06

Both marriage and divorce can trigger weight gain, researchers in the US say.
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US reacts to Iran hiker jailing

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 14:28
related countries: Iran Iran

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she is "deeply disappointed" by the eight-year sentences given to two US hikers for spying in Iran.
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Biden assures China on US debt

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 4:54
related countries: China China
related places: America

US Vice-President Joe Biden, on a visit to China, says Washington has never defaulted on its debt and never will.
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Iran 'jails US hikers for spying'

Saturday, August 20th 2011, 17:44
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran jails US hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal for eight years for illegally entering the country and spying, state TV reports.
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Flayed to the bone

Saturday, August 20th 2011, 11:03

Want to be US president? Get ready for a gladiatorial fight
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Opera diplomacy

Saturday, August 20th 2011, 0:16
related countries: China China

The Chinese singer using music to build bridges with US
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Husband 'arranged wife's murder'

Friday, August 19th 2011, 23:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Pakistani-American who told police his wife had been gunned down by men calling them terrorists is accused with another women of plotting the murder.
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VIDEO: China fears for US recession

Friday, August 19th 2011, 22:30
related countries: China China

There are fears that China may not be immune if the US tips back into recession, despite reassurances by US Vice-President Biden.
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Markets finish week on low note

Friday, August 19th 2011, 20:10
related places: Stocks

Major European share markets closed lower, after another turbulent week prompted by fears of recession and worsening debt problems.
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China and US make up after basketball brawl

Friday, August 19th 2011, 18:40
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The Chinese basketball team that got into a brawl with US university players in an exhibition game visits Beijing airport to make amends.
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Bank of America to cut more jobs

Friday, August 19th 2011, 18:27
related places: America

Bank of America is to cut some 3,500 staff this quarter as part of a restructuring plan,
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Autonomy shares up 72% on HP deal

Friday, August 19th 2011, 16:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Hewlett

Shares in UK software firm Autonomy soar 72% after it agrees to be bought by US giant Hewlett Packard for £7.1bn ($11.7bn).
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Clijsters withdraws from US Open

Friday, August 19th 2011, 16:10

Defending champion Kim Clijsters withdraws from the US Open with a stomach muscle injury.
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US nuclear plant to be completed

Friday, August 19th 2011, 15:38
related places: Alabama

A plan to complete a half-built nuclear plant in the US state of Alabama is approved, more than 20 years after construction was halted at the complex.
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US military invents 'bigger bang'

Friday, August 19th 2011, 12:54

The US Office of Naval research says that it has successfully tested a new type of explosive material that can dramatically increase the impact of weapons.
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Asia stocks drop on economy worry

Friday, August 19th 2011, 8:14
related places: Friday

Asian stocks fall after a sudden sell-off in global markets on worries that the US economy could slide into recession.
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N Korea to discuss US war missing

Friday, August 19th 2011, 7:27
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea says it will restart talks on repatriating remains of US troops killed during the Korean War, after a six-year halt, as the US pledges flood aid.
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VIDEO: Huge sandstorm across US city

Friday, August 19th 2011, 6:17
related places: Phoenix

The American city of Phoenix was clouded by a huge sandstorm which swept in from the desert.
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VIDEO: Brawl at US-China basketball match

Friday, August 19th 2011, 5:17
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

A basketball match between American and Chinese teams ended in a brawl on Thursday in Beijing, overshadowing a visit to the country by the US Vice-President Joe Biden.
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US in mass review of deportation

Friday, August 19th 2011, 2:52

Illegal immigrants who pose no threat to the public are likely to see deportation proceedings against them dropped, the Obama administration announces.
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Man executed amid death-drug row

Friday, August 19th 2011, 1:51
related places: Virginia

The US state of Virginia executes a convicted murderer by a lethal injection despite strident objections from the drug's manufacturer.
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US blacks get less science funds

Friday, August 19th 2011, 0:07
related places: Black

Black scientists in the US are much less likely to be awarded funding than their white counterparts, says an agency which funds scientific research.
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World leaders call on Assad to go

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 21:45
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: White House

The leaders of the US, France, Germany, Britain and the EU call for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down over his crackdown on protesters.
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US-China 'key to world economy'

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 21:06
related countries: China China

The US vice-president and his Chinese counterpart emphasise the importance of co-operation, as a US-Chinese goodwill basketball game erupts in a brawl.
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Markets plummet as fears return

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 20:46

Stock markets see falls of about 5%, and some bank shares plunge 10%, as the negative mood which has caused recent turmoil takes hold again.
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Recession fear at US economy data

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 18:47
related places: New

New data on the US economy, including a huge drop in a regional manufacturing survey, heightens market fears of recession.
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Low-key US officials spark China debate

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 16:39
related countries: China China

China's netizens engage in a heated debate after top US officials are seen buying their own coffee, carrying luggage, and eating cheap noodles.
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Clash of the titans

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 16:24

US comic book firms try to conquer the Asian market
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Phil Spector denied murder appeal

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 10:27
related places: Music

Music producer Phil Spector is again refused the chance to appeal against his 2009 murder conviction by a US court.
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US watchdog 'deleted probe files'

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 4:07
related places: America

A US senator demands answers to an allegation that America's top financial regulator has destroyed thousands of records on preliminary investigations.
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China's Tudou slides on US debut

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 4:06
related countries: China China

Shares in Chinese online video site Tudou fall 12% on their first day of US trading, showing appetite for Chinese tech stocks may be waning.
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Hackers again target transit site

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 22:50
related places: San Francisco

Hackers launch another attack on a US transport agency that cut off mobile phone services at stations in San Francisco last week to prevent protests.
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Wisconsin Democrats defend seats

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 21:20

Wisconsin Democrats successfully defend two state senate seats in recall elections, ending a political saga that roiled the Midwestern US state.
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Dell shares slump on weak outlook

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 20:32
related places: Dell

Shares in Dell fall 10% after the US PC-maker slashes its sales growth forecast, blaming a 'more uncertain demand environment'.
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VIDEO: US tobacco firms sue over warnings

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 18:41

The US Food and Drug Administration is facing a lawsuit from several tobacco companies over a rule calling for graphic health warnings on their products.
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US curbs Syrian diplomat travel

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 16:31
related countries: Syria Syria

The US tells Syria its diplomats must seek official permission before venturing outside of Washington DC, in a diplomatic tit-for-tat.
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Russia shows off stealth fighter

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 16:21
related countries: India India, Russia Russia

Russia shows off its first stealth fighter jet, developed jointly with India as a cheaper competitor to the US F-22 Raptor.
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Tobacco prices lift US inflation

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 15:18

The rising cost of tobacco and trucks helped sustain US wholesale price inflation in July, new data shows.
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Company offers to pay TV actors not to wear its brand

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 15:12
related countries: Jersey Jersey
related places: Abercrombie, Fitch

US clothing brand Abercrombie and Fitch offers to pay the hard-partying cast of MTV reality show The Jersey Shore not to wear its clothes.
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Biden in China amid debt concerns

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 12:07
related countries: China China

US Vice-President Joe Biden is visiting China, with talks likely to focus on addressing concerns over his country's budget deficit.
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Mouse grounds plane in Stockholm

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 9:36
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Stockholm

More than 200 passengers are left stranded after a mouse is seen inside an SAS plane scheduled to fly from the Swedish capital to the US, and evades all attempts to capture it.
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China denies seeing US helicopter

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 6:40
related countries: China China, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: May

China denies a report that Pakistan gave it access to the wreckage of a US "stealth" helicopter used in the covert raid to kill Osama Bin Laden in May.
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VIDEO: China prepares for US trade talks

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 2:09
related countries: China China

The economic crisis in the US has had a massive impact on China's export industry and a five-day trip by US Vice President Biden is likely to focus on ways the two countries can overcome the recession.
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US tobacco firms sue over labels

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 1:31

Five tobacco companies sue the US government over a new law that would force them to place graphic health warnings on their cigarette packets.
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Man in US held over 'collar-bomb'

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 20:28
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Sydney

An Australian man is detained in the US after a police hunt for the man who locked a teenage girl to a fake bomb leads to the state of Kentucky.
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Yemen's Saleh vows to return home

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 16:45
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh vows to return home following hospital treatment in Saudi Arabia despite continuing unrest and against the wishes of the US.
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US new home building remains weak

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 14:04
related places: New

New home construction in the US fell by less than expected in July, but remained way below pre-recession levels, new data shows.
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US artist Robert Breer dies at 85

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 12:20

US artist Robert Breer, regarded as one of the founding members of the American avant-garde, dies at the age of aged 85.
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Israel backs Ariel settler homes

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 10:42
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank
related places: Ariel

Israel approves the building of nearly 300 homes in a settlement deep inside the occupied West Bank, drawing criticism from the US and Palestinians.
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N Korea anger at military drill

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 10:07
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

The US and South Korea begin a massive military exercise to improve combat readiness on the Korean peninsula - sparking a furious North Korean reaction.
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Culture clash?

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 9:21
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Ghana's idiosyncrasies from a US perspective
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Gaddafi forces 'use first Scud'

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 8:19
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Col Gaddafi's forces fire a Scud missile for the first time in Libya's conflict, US officials say, as rebels continue their push towards the capital, Tripoli.
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US drone 'kills four' in Pakistan

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 6:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A suspected US drone attack kills four militants in north-western Pakistan, local intelligence officials said.
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VIDEO: Man held over Sydney 'collar-bomb' attack

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 4:04
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian man has been arrested in the US in connection with an attack on a teenager who had a fake bomb strapped to her neck, the FBI has said.
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VIDEO: Obama begins campaign-style tour

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 4:03

US President Barack Obama has begun a campaign-style speaking tour to make a case to voters for action to boost the US economy and create jobs.
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Obama promises plan for economy

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 3:48
related places: Republican

President Barack Obama promises a "specific" plan next month for the US economy, as he comes under attack from his would-be Republican challengers.
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Obama starts campaign-style tour

Monday, August 15th 2011, 21:24
related places: Republican

US President Barack Obama launches a campaign-style tour focusing on the economy, as leading Republicans to challenge him in 2012 emerge.
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VIDEO: Heavy rainfall hits north-east US

Monday, August 15th 2011, 16:51
related places: North

North-eastern states in the US have experienced severe flooding following heavy downpours in the region.
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Glee 3D film flops at US cinemas

Monday, August 15th 2011, 11:37

A 3D concert movie featuring the cast of TV's Glee fails to make the US box office Top 10 after taking $5.7m (£3.5m) over the weekend.
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Chinese 'saw US raid helicopter'

Monday, August 15th 2011, 9:37
related countries: China China, Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan allowed China to examine the remains of the US stealth helicopter downed in the raid on Osama Bin Laden, US officials believe.
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VIDEO: Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll

Monday, August 15th 2011, 8:30
related places: Republican, Iowa

Michele Bachmann has narrowly won a straw poll in Iowa as the race to become the Republican presidential candidate for 2012 gathered pace in the US.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Monday, August 15th 2011, 6:59
related places: Barcelona, Arsenal

Reaction as Cesc Fabregas completes his move to Barcelona, rookie Keegan Bradley celebrates his US PGA Championship win, Joey Barton admits feigning injury in his altercation with Arsenal's Gervinho, plus more.
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New US envoy reassures China

Monday, August 15th 2011, 1:38
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Gary Locke, the new US ambassador to China, says that Beijing's investments in the US are safe despite recent debt problems.
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Lone star hopes

Monday, August 15th 2011, 0:27
related places: Texas

Is the US ready for another president from Texas?
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Bradley wins maiden major at US PGA

Monday, August 15th 2011, 0:16
related places: Atlanta

American rookie Keegan Bradley beats countryman Jason Dufner in a play-off to clinch his first major title at the USPGA in Atlanta.
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Live - US PGA Championship

Sunday, August 14th 2011, 16:05

Rookie Keegan Bradley beats fellow American Jason Dufner in a play-off to win the final major of the year.
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Five dead as US stage collapses

Sunday, August 14th 2011, 14:24

At least five people are killed and 45 injured when a stage collapses in high winds at a fair in the US state of Indiana.
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Police hit out at 'supercop' plan

Sunday, August 14th 2011, 12:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police criticise government plans to consult a US "supercop" on gang violence, and accuse politicians of inconsistency on tackling disorder.
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VIDEO: Bachmann wins US Iowa Straw Poll

Sunday, August 14th 2011, 3:52
related places: Iowa

US Republican Michele Bachmann has won a key non-binding Iowa poll of hopefuls for the 2012 presidential nomination.
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Red-meat politics

Sunday, August 14th 2011, 3:52
related places: Iowa

US Republican presidential hopefuls come out fighting in Iowa
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Boy drowns in US canoe accident

Sunday, August 14th 2011, 2:56
related places: Cheshire

A 14-year-old boy from Cheshire has drowned while on holiday with his family in the United States, police confirm.
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