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US Tiananmen criticism angers China

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 22:07
related countries: China China

China accuses the US of "prejudice" for urging Beijing to provide a full account of the Tiananmen crackdown in 1989.
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IOC medal ruling 'disgusts' McConnell

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 15:38
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: McConnell

Lee McConnell hits out at a decision to let the US 4x400m women's team keep their Athens 2004 gold medals.
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Asia security meet a useful talking shop

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 10:47

Jonathan Marcus on a polite US-China military exchange
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VIDEO: New deadly tornadoes hit Oklahoma

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 6:06
related places: Oklahoma

A new series of deadly tornadoes sweeps through the US state of Oklahoma.
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Hagel makes 'cyber intrusions' claim

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 4:10
related countries: China China

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel accuses China of "cyber intrusions" at a conference attended by Chinese military officials.
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VIDEO: Four dead in Houston hotel fire

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 1:46
related places: Houston, Texas

Four US firefighters have been killed battling a fire in a hotel in Houston, Texas.
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US woman killed fighting in Syria

Friday, May 31st 2013, 20:37
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Flint, Michigan

American woman Nicole Mansfield, from the town of Flint in Michigan, is killed fighting for rebels in Syria, her family are told by the FBI.
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Sharif condemns US drone strike

Friday, May 31st 2013, 20:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Pakistan's incoming Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, condemns a suspected US drone strike which killed the Taliban's second-in-command.
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Russia urged not to arm Syria troops

Friday, May 31st 2013, 19:48
related countries: Germany Germany, Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The US and Germany call on Russia not to supply Syria's military with an advanced missile system, as fighting rages in the key town of Qusair.
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Ex-MI5 chief joins board of HSBC

Friday, May 31st 2013, 17:58

The former director-general of MI5 will join HSBC's board, months after the bank was fined $2bn (£1.3bn) in the US over money laundering and violating sanctions
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US woman freed from Mexican jail

Friday, May 31st 2013, 15:45
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A US woman is freed after a week in a Mexican jail when drug-smuggling charges against her are dismissed.
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Teenager wins US spelling bee

Friday, May 31st 2013, 13:55
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: New York

A New York boy wins the Scripps National Spelling Bee with the Yiddish word "knaidel", overcoming his trouble with German-derived vocabulary.
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US consumer spending falls in April

Friday, May 31st 2013, 13:52

US consumer spending falls 0.2% in April, the first drop in nearly a year, suggesting a slowdown in economic growth.
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Hagel calls for China cyber talks

Friday, May 31st 2013, 13:48
related countries: China China

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel calls for honest dialogue with his Chinese counterparts about cyber threats and online spying.
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VIDEO: Can your teenager spell cyanophycean?

Friday, May 31st 2013, 10:39

The US National Spelling Bee 2013 put entrants under pressure in a final contest that was broadcast live.
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Heavy metal singer released on bail

Friday, May 31st 2013, 10:36

Tim Lambesis, lead singer of US heavy metal band As I Lay Dying, is released on bail after being accused of plotting to murder his estranged wife.
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Carey and Minaj leave American Idol

Friday, May 31st 2013, 9:53

The two stars announce on Twitter that they are leaving the American Idol judging panel after one series.
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Holder 'concessions' to US media

Friday, May 31st 2013, 8:56
related places: Holder

News executives say US government officials have promised changes to criminal investigations of reporters, after a meeting boycotted by many media representatives.
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'Suspicious' letter sent to Obama

Friday, May 31st 2013, 1:43

A suspicious letter sent to US President Obama is "similar" to poisoned letters mailed to the mayor of New York City this week, US officials say.
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US eyes rising China at Singapore security talks

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 23:58
related countries: China China, Singapore Singapore

US eyes rising China at Singapore security talks
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Failure toughens Rocky entrepreneurs

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 23:27
related places: Why, Rocky

Why failure is no barrier to success in the US
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US lifts Iran 'iPhone' sanctions

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 20:09
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Apple

The US eases restrictions on the sale of mobile phones and other communications devices and software - including popular Apple products - to Iranians.
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VIDEO: Afghan attacks soldier to plead guilty

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 19:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An American soldier charged with killing 16 villagers in Afghanistan has agreed to plead guilty to murder charges, in a deal which will allow him to avoid the death penalty.
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VIDEO: Why US is rebalancing towards Asia

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 18:56
related countries: Singapore Singapore
related places: Asia

Diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus went on board USS Freedom in Singapore to explain why the US is shifting its balance towards the Asia-Pacific region.
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Saudi envoy death plotter sentenced

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 17:19
related countries: Iran Iran, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

An Iranian-American man who admitted to plotting the assassination of the Saudi ambassador to the US is sentenced to 25 years in prison.
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US GDP growth revised down slightly

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 15:30

The US economy grew at an annualised rate of 2.4% in the first three months of the year, official figures show, down slightly from the original estimate.
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China to buy US pork firm for $4.7bn

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 14:59
related countries: China China

US pork producer Smithfield Foods agrees to be bought by China's Shuanghui International for $4.7bn (£3.1bn) in cash.
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Two different tales of women earners

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 14:21

Rise in number of US women as main breadwinners hides divide
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Afghan attacks soldier to plead guilty

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 12:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in two rampages last year will plead guilty to avoid the death penalty, his lawyers say.
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Underground Warhol dispute settled

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 10:13

US band The Velvet Underground settle a legal dispute with the Andy Warhol Foundation over rights to their famous Warhol-designed album cover.
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Liberace film watched by 2.4 million

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 8:46
related countries: Isle of Man Isle of Man

The premiere of TV film Behind the Candelabra, starring Michael Douglas as Liberace, is viewed by 2.4 million people in the US.
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Bon Jovi waive concert fee in Spain

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 8:36
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

US rock star Jon Bon Jovi says his band will perform in Madrid for no fee, after realising many fans in crisis-hit Spain could not otherwise afford to attend.
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N Korea refugees 'sent back by Laos'

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 4:39
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea, Laos Laos

The US says it is concerned by South Korean media reports that China has repatriated nine North Korean refugees deported by Laos.
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Hurricane Barbara lashes Mexico

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 4:18
related countries: Mexico Mexico, Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

Thousands of people are evacuated in southern Mexico before Hurricane Barbara makes landfall on the Pacific coast in Oaxaca state.
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Drone 'kills Pakistan Taliban chief'

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 21:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Pakistani Taliban's second-in-command has been killed in a suspected US drone strike, a senior militant source tells the BBC.
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More US mothers are 'main earners'

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 16:12

Mothers in the US are increasingly the primary or sole family breadwinners, a new report finds, marking a dramatic shift in US household finances.
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Security OK for Sprint-Softbank deal

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 15:50
related countries: Japan Japan

Sprint and Japan's Softbank say US regulators have found no unresolved national security issues relating to Softbank's proposed takeover of the US mobile operator.
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Larry King hosts show on Russian TV

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 14:45
related countries: Russia Russia

Famed US television interviewer Larry King will host a political chat show on Russian government-funded television network RT, the channel says.
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Bachmann to retire from Congress

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 14:27
related places: Congress

Conservative Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann announces she will not seek re-election to the US Congress in 2014.
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US officials shot at strip club

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 10:55
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

Two US embassy officials have been injured in a shooting after a brawl at a night club in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, police say
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Rob Lowe to play JFK in US TV drama

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 10:51
related places: John F Kennedy

The West Wing star Rob Lowe is to play John F Kennedy in a US TV movie marking the 50th anniversary of the American president's 1963 assassination.
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VIDEO: Net firm accused of laundering $6bn

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 5:57

The Liberty Reserve digital money service that was shut down laundered more than $6bn (£4bn) in criminal cash, US authorities have said.
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Explosion after US train derailment

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 1:22
related places: Maryland

A cargo train carrying chemicals hits an articulated lorry and derails in the US state of Maryland, injuring the lorry driver and causing an explosion felt half a mile away.
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VIDEO: Maryland train crash leaves one hurt

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 1:18
related places: Maryland

A cargo train carrying chemicals in the US state of Maryland has hit a lorry and derailed, causing a blast felt half a mile away.
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VIDEO: Do US wolves need protection from hunters?

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 0:46
related places: Montana, Wyoming

As the US considers ending the grey wolf's protected status across the US, the BBC visits Wyoming and Montana to hear whether humans and wolves can co-exist.
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Tunisia 'convicts 20' for US attack

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 23:10
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Tunis

A Tunisian court has given 20 people two-year suspended jail terms for an attack on the US embassy in Tunis in September 2012, their lawyer says.
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No-fly or no-go in Syria?

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 22:10
related countries: Syria Syria

How far is the US willing to go on Syria?
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Guatemala ex-president in US court

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 21:19
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Guatemala's former President Alfonso Portillo pleads not guilty to money laundering charges, in a US court.
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Global stock markets rally resumes

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 20:55

Global markets rallied on Tuesday, bolstered by reports that central bank stimulus measures may continue and the release of strong US economic data.
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US house prices 'see strong rise'

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 20:28
related places: March

US house prices see their biggest annual rise in nearly seven years while consumer confidence hits a five-year high, boosting US stock markets.
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China 'hacks' US weapon system plans

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 18:16
related countries: China China

Chinese hackers have gained access to designs for more than two dozen US weapons systems, a US newspaper reports.
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Net firm accused of laundering $6bn

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 16:47

More than $6bn in criminal cash was laundered by the Liberty Reserve digital cash service, US prosecutors allege.
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Suspected US drone crash in Somalia

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 15:34
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A suspected US drone crashes in the southern Lower Shabelle region of Somalia, according to reports.
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VIDEO: US drone programme 'strict and fair'

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 13:05

US Secretary of State John Kerry tells BBC HARDtalk US drone strikes are only used on "confirmed terrorist targets".
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Survivors' tales from eye of tornado

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 11:26
related places: Moore

Tales of surviving the Moore tornado in the US
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US man 'tried to open aircraft exit'

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 9:30
related places: Alaska

A passenger on an internal US flight from Alaska is arrested for allegedly trying to open an emergency exit after making "unusual statements," says the FBI.
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VIDEO: John McCain's surprise Syria visit

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 8:40
related countries: Syria Syria

One of the strongest advocates of US military aid for the Syrian opposition, Senator John McCain, has made an unannounced visit to Syria for talks with rebel commanders.
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Burning US trees in UK power stations

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 2:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Why

Why are US trees helping keep the lights on in Britain?
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John McCain visits rebels in Syria

Monday, May 27th 2013, 21:07
related countries: Syria Syria

Senator John McCain, a leading voice for US calls to arm Syrian insurgents, has visited the war-torn country to meet rebels, his office tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Why burn US trees in UK power stations?

Monday, May 27th 2013, 19:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC's environment analyst, Roger Harrabin, explains why millions of American trees are being shipped to the UK for burning in power stations.
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US honours war dead on Memorial Day

Monday, May 27th 2013, 18:09

Americans observe Memorial Day, which commemorates US soldiers fallen in the Civil War and later conflicts - and which launches the US summer season.
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Fast & Furious 6 tops US box office

Monday, May 27th 2013, 14:02

The sixth outing of the Fast & Furious franchise debuts at number one on the North American box office chart, more than doubling Hangover III's opening takings.
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Obama comforts tornado victims

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 20:30
related places: Moore, Oklahoma

US President Barack Obama visits the tornado-ravaged Oklahoma town of Moore and tells its victims they "are not alone".
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VIDEO: Obama surveys Oklahoma devastation

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 20:00
related places: Oklahoma

US President Barack Obama has arrived in Oklahoma to see the destruction caused by last week's powerful tornado
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Kerry hails Palestinian economy plan

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 18:28

US Secretary of State John Kerry says a plan to increase investment in the Palestinian economy could boost it by 50% in three years.
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Fans 'binge' on revived sitcom

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 16:07

US sitcom Arrested Development returns after seven years, with many fans devouring all 15 new episodes after they were made available in one go.
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VIDEO: Man plays guitar during brain surgery

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 17:51
related places: Parkinson

A patient has played the guitar while undergoing brain surgery in the US, to help surgeons pinpoint where to place electrodes to treat the effects of his Parkinson's disease.
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Bridge collapses after US rail crash

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 14:12

Two goods trains collide in the US state of Missouri, bringing down a road bridge and leaving seven people injured.
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Mayor 'sorry' for US brothel remarks

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 13:25
related places: Osaka

Osaka's outspoken mayor apologises for saying US troops in Okinawa should visit legal brothels as a way of curbing sexual crimes there.
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How safe are US road bridges?

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 0:35

How safe are road bridges in the US?
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Guatemala extradites ex-leader to US

Friday, May 24th 2013, 19:19
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Former Guatemalan President Alfonso is extradited to the United States, where he faces charges for laundering more than $70m in public funds.
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US man in court over Czech deaths

Friday, May 24th 2013, 18:19
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Brno, Washington

A 20-year-old American appears in a US court, accused of stabbing his relatives to death in the Czech Republic and setting fire to their bodies.
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US bridge collapse 'caused by lorry'

Friday, May 24th 2013, 17:35
related places: Washington

The collapse of a road bridge over a river in the north-west US state of Washington was caused by an oversized lorry's crash, say officials.
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Obama: Sex assaults harm military

Friday, May 24th 2013, 16:51

President Barack Obama tells US Navy graduates they must help end a culture of sexual assault that is tarnishing the image of the military.
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UN hails 'historic' Obama drone vow

Friday, May 24th 2013, 13:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The lawyer leading the UN's inquiry into drones welcomes President Obama's speech as a "significant step towards increased transparency".
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'Hard decisions' needed for peace

Friday, May 24th 2013, 12:46
related countries: Israel Israel

US Secretary of State John Kerry says "hard decisions" will be needed for peace after two days of talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
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Obama defends 'just' drones war

Friday, May 24th 2013, 11:44

President Obama defends the use of drones as a "just war" of self-defence against deadly militants, and a campaign that has made America safer.
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Amazon reveals fan fiction platform

Friday, May 24th 2013, 11:41

Fan fiction authors will be able to publish and sell some titles in the US via new e-book platform Kindle Worlds.
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British hopefuls up for US TV awards

Friday, May 24th 2013, 9:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Damian Lewis and Sienna Miller are among the British stars nominated for the annual US Critics' Choice Awards.
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Leibovitz wins top Spanish award

Friday, May 24th 2013, 8:31
related countries: Spain Spain

US photographer Annie Leibovitz wins the 50,000 euro (£40,000) Prince of Asturias award for communication and humanities.
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VIDEO: US road bridge falls into river

Friday, May 24th 2013, 4:48
related places: Washington

Part of a road bridge has collapsed into the Skagit River in the US state of Washington, officials say.
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'Active' US hurricane season seen

Friday, May 24th 2013, 1:57
related places: Atlantic

US forecasters predict an "active or extremely active" Atlantic hurricane season of seven to 11 hurricanes, up from the average of six.
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Foul weather hits US tornado cleanup

Friday, May 24th 2013, 1:10
related places: Recovery, Oklahoma

Recovery efforts in an Oklahoma city hit by a huge tornado are hampered by thunderstorms, as the first victim's funeral is held.
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US Boy Scouts to allow gay members

Friday, May 24th 2013, 1:01
related places: America

The Boy Scouts of America organisation votes to accept openly gay scouts, after a divisive campaign pitting liberals against some religious groups.
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'Targeting' IRS official suspended

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 22:39

The US tax official who supervised agents that targeted conservative groups for scrutiny ahead of the 2012 election is placed on leave, officials say.
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Global markets fall on growth fears

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 20:36
related countries: China China

Global stock markets fall after weak Chinese economic data and concerns the US may scale back monetary stimulus efforts but the Dow Jones closes flat.
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VIDEO: Obama heckled over Guantanamo Bay

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 19:53

US President Barack Obama is heckled over his failure to close the Guantanamo Bay prison by a member of the audience during a national security speech.
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US sanctions 'hit NK aid agencies'

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 18:15
related countries: North Korea North Korea

European aid agencies in North Korea say US financial sanctions are severely restricting their attempts to improve agriculture and nutrition there.
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US man sought over Czech murders

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 16:34
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Brno

Czech police are looking for a US man suspected of killing a family of four, including two ukulele musicians, in the southern city of Brno.
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VIDEO: Burning US railway bridge collapses

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 14:39
related places: Texas, Lometa, San Saba

A railway bridge across the Colorado River between San Saba and Lometa in the US state of Texas burned down and collapsed.
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Google acquires kite-power firm

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 10:27

Google has acquired a US start-up that generates power using turbines flying on robotic tethered kites.
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Four American drone deaths confirmed

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 10:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Yemen Yemen

US Attorney General Eric Holder confirms four American citizens have been killed in US drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan since 2009.
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King receives honour from Obama

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 10:07

US President Barack Obama honours "living legend" Carole King as he presents her with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
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Shot US suspect 'admitted' murder

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 9:38
related places: Boston, Florida

A Florida man who was shot and killed by Boston bombing investigators was about to confess to a 2011 triple murder before he died, FBI officials say.
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Trans-US solar plane sets new record

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 8:12

The Solar Impulse plane sets a new record for distance flown by a solar-powered craft as it completes the second leg of a bid to cross the US.
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US report warns on China IP theft

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 6:25
related countries: China China

The theft of US intellectual property is "unprecedented" and costing billions, a US report says, pointing to China as the main culprit.
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VIDEO: Parents quit Singapore death probe

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 3:39
related countries: Singapore Singapore

The family of a US man found hanged in Singapore have withdrawn from an inquiry into his death, saying they no longer have confidence in the system.
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Universal flu jab 'edges closer'

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 3:13

A way of creating more effective vaccines which could protect against a broad range of flu viruses has been reported by US researchers.
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US 'faith healers killed own baby'

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 1:10

A US couple who reject medicine in favour of faith healing are charged with murder over their infant son's death, four years after another son died.
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VIDEO: US mayor to push tornado shelter law

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 23:08
related places: Moore, Oklahoma

The mayor of the tornado-devastated town of Moore in Oklahoma has vowed to push for a new law on shelters, after a huge twister there killed at least 24.
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