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We have started to collect the most important news related to United States in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Obama says yuan moves not enough

Monday, November 14th 2011, 4:16
related countries: China China

US President Barack Obama says China has not done enough to allow its currency to rise in value, speaking at a summit of Apec leaders.
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Five hidden messages in US flags

Monday, November 14th 2011, 1:54

Piecing together five hidden messages in the US flag
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US deficit cut talks 'difficult'

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 16:14

Talks designed to cut the US deficit have reached a "difficult point", but a deal is still possible, say members of a special super-committee.
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US apology at India leader frisk

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 15:07
related countries: India India
related places: New York

The US apologises after India's ex-president APJ Abdul Kalam was frisked at a New York airport, breaching protocol rules.
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Emirates places $18bn Boeing deal

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 11:05

Emirates Airlines orders 50 Boeing 777 aircraft in an $18bn deal which is said to be the US planemaker's single biggest order.
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VIDEO: End of road for Cuba's classic cars?

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 9:11
related countries: Cuba Cuba

As President Raul Castro agrees to allow people to buy and sell cars in Cuba, there are concerns the move could spell the beginning of the end for many of the island's classic American cars.
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US baseball star talks of kidnap

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 6:17
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The US Major League baseball player, Wilson Ramos, who was kidnapped in Venezuela, talks about his ordeal and the dramatic rescue.
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Obama outlines Pacific trade plan

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 5:02

US President Barack Obama announces the broad outlines of a plan to create a trans-Pacific free trade zone at an Apec summit in Hawaii.
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Republicans debate foreign policy

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 4:16
related countries: Iran Iran

US Republican presidential hopefuls debate foreign policy, agreeing on blocking Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions, but differing on methods.
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Kidnapped US baseball star freed

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 6:42
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Baseball player Wilson Ramos, who plays for the US Major League Washington Nationals, is freed in Venezuela, two days ago after being kidnapped.
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VIDEO: Obama to host Asia-Pacific summit

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 3:19
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Asia

President Obama is heading for Hawaii and then Indonesia on a nine-day trip which could mark a shift in American foreign policy.
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Fatal shootings near Occupy camps

Friday, November 11th 2011, 22:46

Police are investigating two fatal shootings at or near Occupy protest camps in US cities, amid calls for the demonstrators to be dispersed.
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VIDEO: How Iran's planes get around sanctions

Friday, November 11th 2011, 19:27
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Ever

Ever since the recent economic sanctions imposed by the US on Iran, travelling to foreign destinations on Iranian carriers has become a daring adventure.
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Amish son 'cuts father's beard'

Friday, November 11th 2011, 19:17
related places: Ohio, Amish

An elderly Amish man has his hair and beard cut off by his own son in the latest such attack in the community in the US state of Ohio, said police.
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Kutcher steps back from Twitter

Friday, November 11th 2011, 12:57

US TV star Ashton Kutcher hands control of his Twitter account to his management after his tweets about a sex abuse case.
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US plays down strike against Iran

Friday, November 11th 2011, 4:42
related countries: Iran Iran

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta seeks to quash speculation of a military strike against Iran, saying it could have "unintended consequences".
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'Kill team' leader Gibbs guilty

Friday, November 11th 2011, 3:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Gibbs

A US military court jails a 26-year-old American soldier for life for leading a rogue "kill team" that murdered three unarmed Afghan civilians for sport.
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Geithner urges action from Asia

Friday, November 11th 2011, 3:47
related places: Asia

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner urges Asia-Pacific countries to increase efforts to restore growth to the global economy.
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US charges German-held Moroccan

Friday, November 11th 2011, 2:32
related countries: Germany Germany, Morocco Morocco
related places: New York

Federal prosecutors in New York charge a Moroccan man with conspiring to provide weapons and other help to al-Qaeda.
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VIDEO: Major League baseball star kidnapped

Friday, November 11th 2011, 2:26
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A member of the Washington Nationals baseball team in the United States has been kidnapped by gunmen in Venezuela.
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Penn State: Would you do better than Joe Paterno?

Friday, November 11th 2011, 1:22

US football scandal shows how child abuse is kept quiet
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Venezuelan baseball star abducted

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 23:50
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Baseball player Wilson Ramos, who plays as a catcher for the US Major League Washington Nationals team, is kidnapped from his home in Venezuela.
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Mexico seizes 'senior drug boss'

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 23:26
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Sinaloa

Mexico captures an alleged senior leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel, Ovidio Limon Sanchez, who is wanted in the US.
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Riot as legendary US coach sacked

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 23:01

Penn State fans rampage after Joe Paterno, one of the most famous coaches in American sport, is sacked amid a child abuse scandal.
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Republican downplays TV meltdown

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 22:55

US Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry tries to laugh-off his memory-lapse gaffe from Wednesday night's debate, insisting he will not quit the race.
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US Mid-East adviser Ross resigns

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 22:51
related places: Ross

US President Barack Obama's special adviser on the Middle East Dennis Ross resigns, the second such official to step down in six months.
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Canada-US pipeline decision delay

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 22:45
related places: White House

The US is to reassess the route of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, delaying a decision until after 2012's election, the state department says.
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Landis guilty over Paris lab hack

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 15:58
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Disgraced US Tour de France winner Floyd Landis is given a one-year suspended jail sentence for using a hacker to spy on an anti-doping lab.
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'Massive' web crime ring smashed

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 12:58

Seven people are charged with hijacking millions of computers as the FBI, Nasa and security firms smash a cyber crime gang.
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Anglo in $5.4bn Chile mine sale

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 10:02
related countries: Chile Chile

Anglo American sells 24.5% of its operations in southern Chile, but the deal could run into opposition from the state copper miner Codelco.
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Still abstract sells for $61.7m

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 9:48
related places: New York

A work by US abstract artist Clyfford Still fetched an artist's record of$61.7m ($38.8m) at Sotheby's, capping a strong week for New York art sales.
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Live text - Murray v Roddick

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 9:30
related countries: France France
related places: Murray

Andy Murray takes the first set and goes two breaks to the good in the second against Andy Roddick in the last-16 of the Paris Masters.
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VIDEO: Surfer claims 'biggest wave' ride

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 8:19
related countries: Portugal Portugal

An American is claiming the record for surfing the biggest wave ever, estimated at 90ft high, during a competition in Portugal.
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Joe Paterno sacked by Penn State

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 3:51

Joe Paterno, one of the most famous coaches in American sport, is sacked by Penn State University trustees amid a child abuse scandal.
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VIDEO: Rick Perry blunders at debate

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 3:40

Speaking at the CNBC Republican presidential debate, US presidential hopeful Rick Perry forgot exactly which US government agencies he planned to abolish.
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Alabama county faces bankruptcy

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 2:20
related places: Alabama

Leaders of the largest county in the US state of Alabama vote to file for a multi-billion dollar bankruptcy, expected to be the costliest in US municipal history.
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Ohio vote repeals union limit law

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 23:19
related places: Ohio

Voters in the key swing state of Ohio reject a marquee anti-union law, in one of a series of US poll results viewed as a check to Republicans.
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USS Cole suspect faces tribunal

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 22:55

The main suspect in the bombing of the American warship, the USS Cole, has appeared at a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay.
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Pentagon to probe lost body parts

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 22:49

US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta orders a review of a military mortuary that lost portions of soldiers' remains during 2009.
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Obama orders branded trinkets cut

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 19:59

US President Barack Obama orders government departments to cut back on the number of branded mugs, t-shirts and key rings they give away.
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Personhood vote fails in US state

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 12:34

Mississippi rejects a proposed constitutional amendment to define a fertilized human egg as a person, which would have effectively outlawed abortion.
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Christo US river artwork approved

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 11:27
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Bulgarian-born artist Christo, famed for wrapping international landmarks in fabric, gets approval for a new artwork that will see silvery fabric suspended over the Arkansas River.
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VIDEO: Cain to stay in presidential race

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 10:19

Herman Cain has insisted he will stay in the race to become the Republican Party's candidate in next year's American presidential election, despite allegations of sexual harassment.
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VIDEO: Saakashvili wants Georgia in Nato

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 9:59
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia
related places: West

Georgia's West-leaning government wants to join Nato - but the border dispute with Russia remains a huge hurdle.
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At home with Gaddafi's pen pal

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 2:30

Gaddafi's American pen pal and his worldwide friends
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Bolivia rules out US DEA return

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 2:08
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia
related places: Washington

Bolivian President Evo Morales insists US anti-drug agents will not be allowed back, despite an agreement to restore diplomatic ties with Washington.
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Cain denies sex harassment claims

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 23:19
related places: White House

Republican candidate Herman Cain strongly denies allegations of sexual misconduct and vows to continue in the race for the White House.
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Child sex scandal hits Penn State

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 21:43

Pressure is building on one of the most famous figures in American sport to quit amid a child abuse scandal involving a longtime assistant coach.
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Swiss bank to expose US accounts

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 15:13

Credit Suisse sends letters to some US clients saying their account details may be given to the Internal Revenue Service.
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White House denies alien contact

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 11:05
related places: White House

The US government has formally declared it has no knowledge of the existence of extraterrestrial life, in response to petitions submitted to the White House.
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Sarkozy called Israeli PM 'liar'

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 11:03
related countries: France France, Israel Israel

French President Nicolas Sarkozy called Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu a "liar" in remarks to US President Barack Obama overheard by journalists.
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VIDEO: US candidate faces new sex claim

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 9:43
related places: Republican

A fourth woman, Sharon Bialek, has come forward accusing Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain of sexual misconduct.
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US screenwriter Kanter dies at 92

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 9:18

Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Hal Kanter, who wrote films including Elvis Presley's Blue Hawaii, dies at the age of 92.
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Bolivia and US 'to restore ties'

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 4:53
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia
related places: La Paz

Bolivia and the United States agree to restore full diplomatic ties three years after the US ambassador to La Paz was expelled by President Evo Morales.
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Keystone XL process faces review

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 3:55

The US state department's handling of the Keystone XL permit request will be reviewed for wrongdoing, after requests from several lawmakers.
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Oregon voters await iPad election

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 2:09
related places: Oregon

As local elections are held across the US, the state of Oregon begins testing voting via iPad in a bid to make voting more accessible for disabled voters.
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Taking stock of America's first suburb

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 0:55
related places: America

When buying the American dream was cheap
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Israel passport case at top court

Monday, November 7th 2011, 17:03
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Jerusalem

The case of an American-Israeli couple who want the US to recognise their Jerusalem-born son's place of birth as Israel goes to the Supreme Court.
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Pipeline protest at White House

Monday, November 7th 2011, 12:04
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: White House

Thousands of protesters opposed to a proposed Canada-US oil pipeline encircle the White House, calling on President Obama to block the project.
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Puss in Boots keeps chart crown

Monday, November 7th 2011, 9:31

Animated film Puss in Boots maintains its lead at the US box office for a second week, beating Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy movie Tower Heist.
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Light 'promising' in cancer fight

Monday, November 7th 2011, 7:54
related places: Light

Light is a promising tool in the fight against cancer providing a treatment that can be highly targeted, say researchers in the US.
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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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