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VIDEO: Nigeria hotel attack warning issued

Monday, November 7th 2011, 1:42
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Abuja

US citizens in Nigeria should avoid certain hotels in the capital, Abuja, because they may be targets for Islamist militant bomb attacks, the American embassy says.
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US warns of Nigeria hotel attack

Sunday, November 6th 2011, 16:58
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Abuja

An Islamist group which carried out attacks in north-eastern Nigeria, may be planning to bomb hotels in the capital, Abuja, the US embassy warns.
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Andy Williams has bladder cancer

Sunday, November 6th 2011, 12:20
related places: Branson

American singer Andy Williams tells fans he has cancer of the bladder, at a concert in his hometown of Branson, Missouri.
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Rare earthquake shakes Oklahoma

Sunday, November 6th 2011, 10:19
related places: Oklahoma

The US state of Oklahoma is shaken by a 5.6 magnitude earthquake, with reports of cracked buildings and a buckled highway.
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VIDEO: What is zoobombing?

Sunday, November 6th 2011, 0:13
related places: Portland, Oregon

The city of Portland, Oregon, is home to a unique cycling event
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Laser op 'can change eye colour'

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 12:35
related places: Brown

Brown eyes can be turned to blue with a short blast of laser light that destroys pigment in the iris, claims a US doctor.
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US general in Afghanistan fired

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 2:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A US commander in Afghanistan is dismissed after making disparaging comments about Afghan President Hamid Karzai in an interview.
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Is India's poverty line of 65 US cents a day fair?

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 1:00

Is India's 65 US cents a day poverty line fair?
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How can adults endure living with their parents?

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 0:27

How do US adults endure living with their parents?
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US unemployment rate drops to 9%

Friday, November 4th 2011, 13:01

The US economy added 80,000 new jobs in October and the unemployment rate dropped to 9% from 9.1%, figures show.
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Anglo takes control of De Beers

Friday, November 4th 2011, 10:15
related places: Oppenheimer

Anglo American is to take control of diamond company De Beers after agreeing a $5.1bn deal to buy the Oppenheimer family's 40% stake.
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VIDEO: Benefits of China-US cultural exchange

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 23:34
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China and US share poetry in cultural exchange
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Russia and China 'top cyberspies'

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 21:54
related countries: China China, Russia Russia

The US says China and Russia are the top perpetrators of cyberspying against US companies, in an unexpectedly frank report.
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Solyndra subpoena for White House

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 20:47
related places: White House

US lawmakers vote to subpoena the White House over an investigation into failed solar-panel maker Solyndra.
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EU-US cybersecurity stress test

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 20:43

The EU and US carry out their first joint cybersecurity stress test to help co-ordinate their defences.
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VIDEO: Bin Laden tweeter looks back on raid

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 17:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani Sohaib Ather reflects on his unexpected fame after he tweeted details of the US raid in which Osama Bin Laden was killed.
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Jackson exposure fine is dropped

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 11:03

US TV network CBS should not be fined for broadcasting Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" in 2004, a federal appeals court rules.
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Street role for US star Vaughn

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 9:35
related places: Vaughn

Hollywood actor Robert Vaughn lands a role in Coronation Street, making him the first major US star to join the cast of the ITV1 soap, a spokesman says.
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Lohan is given 30-day prison term

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 4:31

Troubled US actress Lindsay Lohan is given a 30-day jail term for breaching probation for previous offences.
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Tibetans press US on immolations

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 3:28
related countries: China China

Tibetan exile leader Lobsang Sangay urges US politicians to ask China for access to areas where monks have been setting alight to themselves.
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Elderly US 'ricin plotters' held

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 22:26
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Four elderly men from the US state of Georgia appear in court charged with plotting to murder officials using explosives and the lethal toxin ricin.
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Fed slashes US growth forecasts

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 19:01

The US Federal Reserve slashes its forecast for US growth and ups its forecast for unemployment, but keeps its policies on hold.
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US man denies celebrity hacking

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 8:31

A man pleads not guilty to hacking into the email accounts of celebrities such as Scarlett Johansson, whose nude photos ended up on the internet.
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Toyota and Honda see US sales dip

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 3:04
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Honda, Toyota

Japanese carmakers Toyota and Honda continue to struggle in the US as they report weaker-than-expected sales for October.
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Painkiller abuse 'epidemic' in US

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 2:12

Abuse of prescription painkillers is now at epidemic levels, an official report says, with more deaths caused by the drugs than heroin and cocaine combined.
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Cain 'recalled' harassment case

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 0:36

US Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain explains how he began to remember allegations of sexual harassment made against him in the 1990s.
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US factory growth slows further

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 16:37
related places: Expansion

Expansion in the US manufacturing sector slowed to a snail's pace in October, according to the latest monthly survey.
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Boeing 767 crash lands in Warsaw

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 15:53
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Warsaw

A Boeing 767 carrying 230 passengers from the US makes an emergency landing in Warsaw after suffering problems with its landing gear.
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Hillary Clinton mother dies at 92

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 15:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The mother of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Dorothy Rodham, has died at 92, prompting Mrs Clinton to cancel a trip London and Istanbul.
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US soldier jailed for Korean rape

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 6:37
related countries: North Korea North Korea

An American soldier is jailed for 10 years for raping a South Korean teenager, one of the heaviest sentences ever for a US serviceman in the country.
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Honda to cut US and Canada output

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 3:13
related countries: Canada Canada, Thailand Thailand
related places: Honda

Honda will cut production at its US and Canada factories by 50% as it faces a shortage of parts due to floods in Thailand.
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Millions powerless after US storm

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 0:44

Close to two million homes still have no power and Halloween trick-or-treating is on hold after the weekend's US East Coast snowstorm.
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Arizona smashes Mexican drug ring

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 0:28
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Arizona

US authorities smash a huge drugs-smuggling network in Arizona linked to one of Mexico's most powerful cartels.
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VIDEO: FBI releases footage of alleged spies

Monday, October 31st 2011, 22:09
related countries: Russia Russia

The FBI has released video it says shows Russian agents under surveillance in the United States.
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US soldier kept Afghans' fingers

Monday, October 31st 2011, 20:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Army staff sergeant charged with killing three Afghan civilians admits taking fingers off their bodies as war trophies.
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VIDEO: US radio censors leader's slang

Monday, October 31st 2011, 20:44

A misheard slang word uttered by Manchester City Council's leader is censored on a US radio show with 30 million listeners.
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FBI releases Russian spy videos

Monday, October 31st 2011, 19:14
related countries: Russia Russia

The FBI releases video showing how Anna Chapman and other members of a Russian spy ring apparently exchanged information and money in the US.
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US hits Unesco with funding cut

Monday, October 31st 2011, 18:59

The US announces it is cutting its dues to the UN's cultural body Unesco, after the agency votes to grant the Palestinians full membership.
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Palestinians win seat at Unesco

Monday, October 31st 2011, 17:32
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Palestine

The UN cultural body Unesco votes to grant the Palestinians full membership, prompting the US to announce a big cut to the organisation's funding.
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VIDEO: US base should go - Kyrgyz president

Monday, October 31st 2011, 16:11

The newly-elected Kyrgyz president speaks to the BBC about democracy, ethnic tensions and the US base in his country.
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MF Global filing for Chapter 11

Monday, October 31st 2011, 15:55

US brokerage firm MF Global files for bankruptcy protection after revealing £4bn of eurozone debt exposure.
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New Kyrgyz leader in unity pledge

Monday, October 31st 2011, 12:53

New Kyrgyz leader Almazbek Atambayev says he will work to unify his troubled country - and that a key US base should not stay.
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VIDEO: 'All hell has broken loose'

Monday, October 31st 2011, 11:17
related places: All

"All hell has broken loose" in some parts of the US that have been hit by an unseasonable snowstorm, according to a presenter on WABC Radio.
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Puss in Boots tops US film chart

Monday, October 31st 2011, 9:55

Animated Shrek spin-off movie Puss in Boots tops the North American box office chart, according to early figures.
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Deadly snowstorm on US East Coast

Monday, October 31st 2011, 5:05

An unseasonable snowstorm hits the US East Coast, killing at least nine people and leaving more than three million homes without electricity.
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VIDEO: 'Shocktober': Snow hits US East Coast

Monday, October 31st 2011, 4:23
related places: America

More than three million homes on America's east coast are without power after electricity supplies were knocked out by an unseasonably early snow storm.
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VIDEO: US gets white Halloween

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 23:34
related places: America

It is a white Halloween for some people on America's east coast, where up to 40cm of snow has fallen.
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Metallica gig organisers arrested

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 14:02
related countries: India India

Four organisers of a planned Indian gig by US rock group Metallica are arrested after the show was called off, leading fans to smash up the stage.
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McIlroy in Shanghai Masters win

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 10:17

Rory McIlroy beats Anthony Kim in a sudden-death play-off to win the Shanghai Masters and claim the richest prize in golf.
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VIDEO: Early snow storms cause chaos in US

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 8:57

Flights have been disrupted and power cut in more than a million homes after heavy winter snow hit the US East Coast.
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VIDEO: Kabul attack kills 13 US soldiers

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 15:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber kills at least 13 US soldiers in the Afghan capital, in one of the deadliest attacks against foreigners in Kabul since the war began.
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US military to survey Thai floods

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 3:05
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

The Thai authorities ask US military helicopters to survey flooding, which has proved deadly in the north and is now also threatening the capital, Bangkok.
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VIDEO: Statue of Liberty 125 years old

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 2:58
related places: Liberty, Friday

One of the most famous symbols of the United States, the Statue of Liberty, celebrated its 125th birthday on Friday.
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NBA basketball season cut short

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 1:24

The NBA commissioner cancels the US basketball league's season until December, after talks between owners and players break down.
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Whirlpool shares hit by job cuts

Friday, October 28th 2011, 22:30

Shares in Whirlpool fall sharply after the US appliance giant announced 5,000 job cuts and slashed its full-year profit forecast.
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Occupy protesters held across US

Friday, October 28th 2011, 21:41
related places: Nashville, San Diego, California

Occupy Wall Street protesters are arrested for criminal trespassing in the southern city of Nashville, Tennessee and in San Diego, California.
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VIDEO: Mother rescues baby from fire

Friday, October 28th 2011, 20:46
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Mother of two, Ashley Brown, saves her children and her mother after a fire broke out in her block of flats in the US state of Georgia.
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Gunman fires at Sarajevo embassy

Friday, October 28th 2011, 19:01
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
related places: Sarajevo

A gunman who fired shots at the US embassy in Bosnia's capital, Sarajevo, is wounded and arrested by police.
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'Kill team' soldier faces trial

Friday, October 28th 2011, 17:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Washington

Staff Sergeant Calvin Gibbs appears for trial in the US state of Washington for allegedly murdering three Afghan civilians and keeping body parts as war trophies.
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US launches drones from Ethiopia

Friday, October 28th 2011, 17:05
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia

The US military begins flying unarmed drone aircraft from a base in Ethiopia, as part of its fight against Islamist militants in neighbouring Somalia.
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Unions criticise IMDb in age row

Friday, October 28th 2011, 15:19

Two US acting unions have criticised movie website IMDb over its policy of giving actor's ages and dates of birth.
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Consumer spending picks up in US

Friday, October 28th 2011, 13:58

Consumer spending picked up in September, rising 0.6%, funded by a reduction in saving.
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Can Pervez Musharraf help soothe US-Pakistan relations?

Friday, October 28th 2011, 13:23

Can a former military ruler fix the troubled US-Pakistan relationship?
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VIDEO: Advanced weather satellite launches

Friday, October 28th 2011, 10:41

The US has launched NPP, its next-generation of polar-orbiting satellites, dedicated to gathering weather and climate data.
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US and Seoul in security pledge

Friday, October 28th 2011, 10:18
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

The US and South Korea say they will deepen military co-operation to counter attacks by North Korea, as defence chief Leon Panetta visits Seoul.
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US launches advanced weather sat

Friday, October 28th 2011, 9:58

The US launches the first of its next generation of polar-orbiting satellites dedicated to gathering weather and climate data.
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Martin to publish book of tweets

Friday, October 28th 2011, 8:55

Tweets posted on Twitter by US comic Steve Martin are to be released in a book with all profits going to a charity, he has announced.
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Asian markets up on eurozone deal

Friday, October 28th 2011, 3:06

Asian markets rise following gains in the US and Europe after eurozone leaders agree a debt crisis deal.
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US tariff on South Korean fridges

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 21:53
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea, Mexico Mexico

The United States puts preliminary anti-dumping duties on some fridge freezers from South Korea and Mexico.
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US shares join in eurozone rally

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 20:52

Shares in the US join Europe's market rally after eurozone leaders agree a deal to help resolve the debt crisis.
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Occupy Oakland calls for strike

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 18:35
related places: California

Occupy Oakland calls for a general strike after a man is critically injured, as several cities around the US march in solidarity with the California protesters.
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Low growth forecast for Hershey

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 18:06
related places: Hershey, Reece

The US chocolate maker Hershey, which makes Reece's chocolates, has forecast low growth and sales in 2012.
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Freed Ilan Grapel lands in Israel

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 17:39
related countries: Israel Israel

US-Israeli citizen Ilan Grapel, who was detained by Egypt on spying charges, arrives in Israel after being freed as part of a prisoner exchange.
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Clinton: Al-Qaeda is 'devastated'

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 16:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Congress

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells Congress the US has made significant progress in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but warns that challenges remain.
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Facebook sets up shop in Lapland

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 14:22
related places: Lapland

Facebook is locating its first non-US data centre in a place with an inhabitant even more famous than Mark Zuckerberg.
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US economic growth up on spending

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 13:14

The US economy grew at an annualised rate of 2.5% in the third quarter of this year, according to figures from the US Commerce Department.
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Top militants 'dead' in Pakistan

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 10:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

A US drone strike in north-west Pakistan kills two top commanders of one of Pakistan's most influential Taliban groups, officials say.
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US sees 'power struggle' in Iran

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 5:04
related countries: Iran Iran

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells the BBC efforts to reach out to Iran have been hurt by confusion over who is ultimately running the country.
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'Unequal' US sees Occupy clashes

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 4:22
related places: Oakland, Atlanta

Occupy protesters in Atlanta and Oakland face police crackdowns, as data shows confidence in government and economic equality falling.
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VIDEO: Bernard Madoff 'attempted suicide'

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 3:59

The wife of jailed US financial swindler Bernard Madoff has said the couple attempted suicide after his $65bn (£41bn) fraud scheme was exposed.
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The American POW who chose China

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 23:10
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

The US POW who stayed behind in China
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Madoff couple 'attempted suicide'

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 21:44

The wife of jailed US financial swindler Bernard Madoff admits to CBS that the couple attempted suicide after his $65bn fraud scheme was exposed.
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US durable goods beat forecasts

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 15:21

Underlying orders for durable manufactured goods in the US rose by more than expected last month, Commerce Department figures show.
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US exports shale gas in $8bn deal

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 14:43
related places: Cheniere

Cheap US shale gas could be exported for the first time after a $8bn deal between BG group and US LNG terminal firm Cheniere.
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US to seize assets from E Guinea

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 14:27
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

The US government says it is seeking to recover assets worth more $70m, including Michael Jackson memorabilia, from the son of the president of Equatorial Guinea.
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New Jersey race is huge - Jordan

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 13:11
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Former team owner Eddie Jordan says the introduction of Formula 1 to the US state of New Jersey from 2013 is "huge news" for the sport.
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VIDEO: Tear gas fired at US protesters

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 11:06
related places: Oakland, California

Police have used tear gas to disperse anti-capitalism protesters in Oakland, California, after declaring the demonstration an "illegal assembly".
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VIDEO: Joe the Plumber runs for Congress

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 8:39
related places: Congress

A man who became a political sensation after challenging Barack Obama on his economic policy during the 2008 US presidential election campaign has announced that he will contest a seat in Congress in 2012.
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VIDEO: Claim Pakistan 'supports Taliban'

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 6:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Allegations that Pakistan has actively been supporting Taliban insurgents, while acting as an ally of the US in public, have been made to a BBC investigation.
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Pakistan accused of double game

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 4:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's decade of deception of the US uncovered
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Panel recommends HPV shot in boys

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 0:14

A US government medical panel recommends the human papillomavirus vaccine for boys, as vaccination rates for young women stagnate.
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VIDEO: Can Bollywood take on Hollywood?

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 22:05
related countries: India India
related places: Hollywood

Ra.One is India's answer to Hollywood's superhero films and draws heavily on American style and marketing tactics.
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New Jersey to host 2013 F1 race

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 19:41
related places: Texas, Austin

New Jersey will host a grand prix in 2013, a year after Formula 1 returns to the United States with a 2012 race in Austin, Texas .
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No deal at US-North Korea talks

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 18:40
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Geneva

The US and North Korea fail to reach a deal on resuming fully fledged talks on the North's nuclear programme, after a two-day meeting.
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China 'won't follow US' on carbon

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 12:33
related countries: China China

The Chinese government will not let its carbon emissions per person reach US levels, according to the minister in charge of climate policy.
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VIDEO: 'Progress' in US-North Korea talks

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 2:02
related countries: North Korea North Korea

US diplomats say the first day of talks aimed at restarting six-party talks regarding North Korea's nuclear programme have been useful.
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Bee swarm escapes from US lorry

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 1:09
related places: Utah

A lorry carrying at least 20 million bees overturns in the US state of Utah, temporarily closing a highway as its cargo escapes.
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Customers drop film firm Netflix

Monday, October 24th 2011, 23:22

The US video rental firm Netflix loses subscribers in the third quarter of 2011, as it reels from a customer backlash over price increases.
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Florida welfare drug test blocked

Monday, October 24th 2011, 21:16
related places: Florida

A US judge has temporarily blocked a Florida law that prevents individuals from receiving welfare benefits if they fail a drug test.
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Refinancing plan for US mortgages

Monday, October 24th 2011, 20:55

The US housing regulator will allow more homeowners whose mortgages are worth more than their properties to refinance loans.
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