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Key US House vote on debt delayed

Friday, July 29th 2011, 3:42
related places: House

A vote on a Republican bill to raise the US debt ceiling, cut spending and avert default on US debt is delayed amid reports of conservative resistance.
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Vodafone to get Verizon dividend

Friday, July 29th 2011, 0:28

Vodafone shareholders will receive a return on the investment in Verizon Wireless after the US telecoms firm approved a $10bn dividend.
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N Korea nuclear talks 'serious'

Friday, July 29th 2011, 0:15
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US says a first of two days of exploratory talks with North Korea on the country's nuclear programme were "serious and business-like".
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Former Yankees pitcher Irabu dies

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 23:48
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Irabu

Baseball pitcher Hideki Irabu, who played on two World Series teams and was one of the first Japanese players in US baseball, dies at 42.
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Starbucks profits rise by a third

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 21:46

US coffee giant Starbucks reports a sharp rise in profits and increases its full-year forecasts as global sales continue to grow.
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Soldier held for 'Fort Hood plot'

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 20:12
related places: Texas

An Awol US serviceman is in custody amid an alleged plot to attack the military base at Fort Hood in Texas, scene of a 2009 massacre, reports US media.
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Zimbabwe seeks US cents for shops

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 17:52
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe plans to import US currency coins because shops are often unable to give customers change, handing out sweets instead.
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Anger over Indonesia jail terms

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 15:13
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Rights activists and the US express anger at "light" jail terms for three men involved in an attack on the minority Ahmadiyah Muslim sect in Indonesia.
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Oil price rise lifts Exxon profit

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 13:11

Oil giant Exxon Mobil, the biggest public company in the US, says that higher oil prices have boosted its profits.
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Drama or crisis?

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 10:44

How serious could the clash over the US debt ceiling be?
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Madonna film to screen at Venice

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 10:42
related countries: Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna
related places: Venice

Madonna's film about Edward VIII's romance with American divorcee Wallis Simpson will have its world premiere at this year's Venice Film Festival.
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US-Russia row over lawyer's death

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 10:23
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia warns the US that visa restrictions imposed over the high-profile prison death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky could harm diplomatic relations.
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Pesci sues Gotti film producers

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 8:56

Actor Joe Pesci takes legal action against the producers of a film about US mobster John Gotti, claiming they have reneged on their pledges to him.
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Hernandez ruled out for two weeks

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 7:51

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez spends Tuesday night in hospital after suffering "mild concussion" on the club's pre-season tour of the United States.
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US soldier guilty of Afghan death

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 6:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US soldier Derrick Miller, who shot dead an Afghan civilian at close range last year, is found guilty of premeditated murder.
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Why flying lemurs are so inefficent in the air

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 4:21

'Flying lemurs' have been tracked by US scientists studying the mammals' gliding abilities.
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Libya condemns UK recognition

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 4:04
related countries: France France, Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tripoli

Tripoli condemns the UK's decision to recognise the rebels as Libya's "sole governmental authority" after similar moves by France and the US.
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Boehner pushes House on debt plan

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 0:32
related places: House

House Speaker John Boehner presses Republicans to support his budget-cuts plan as the US debt ceiling deadline looms.
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Twitterati get musical surprise from White House

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 23:18
related places: White House

The White House lightens the tone of the US debt ceiling debate by "Rickrolling" those following a Twitter chat on US fiscal policy.
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Rewrites for rival US debt plans

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 22:02

Top Republicans and Democrats go back to the drawing board with their budget plans after nonpartisan analysts said their sums did not add up.
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US recovery has slowed, says Fed

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 20:46
related places: New, June

US economic growth has slowed in recent weeks, a Federal Reserve report suggests, as stocks fall sharply on continuing debt concerns.
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Boeing soars to higher profit

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 20:45

US planemaker Boeing reports a 20% rise in second-quarter profit and raises its earnings forecast for 2011.
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US bank chimney bones identified

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 18:26
related places: Louisiana

Skeletal remains found in the chimney of a bank in the US state of Louisiana are identified as those of a man who has been missing for 27 years.
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US Army flagship hospital closing

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 17:11
related places: Washington

The US Army's flagship Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, which has treated presidents and servicemen for more than a century, is closing.
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Nicki Minaj incurs Jamaican swearing fine

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 15:14
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

US rapper Nicki Minaj is fined for swearing on stage during a performance in Jamaica.
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Republican debt plan under fire

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 14:46
related places: Republican

A vote on a Republican plan to limit US debt is delayed as it meets resistance from rank-and-file members and may face a presidential veto.
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America singer Peek dies aged 60

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 11:14
related places: America

US folk rock musician Dan Peek, who sang lead vocals for the band America, dies at his home in Missouri aged 60.
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Family scoops third lottery win

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 9:23

A lucky US mother and daughter from North Carolina beat the odds by winning the lottery three times.
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Uzbek 'made Obama death threats'

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 6:16

A 21-year-old Uzbek citizen is indicted by a grand jury in the US on charges of threatening to kill President Barack Obama.
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VIDEO: Republicans postpone debt vote

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 5:17
related places: America, Republican

Republican leaders in the US Congress have delayed a crucial vote on their proposal to avoid a default on America's debt.
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Mountain lion killed in Connecticut 'crossed US'

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 1:24

A mountain lion killed on a road in the US state of Connecticut walked halfway across the US from South Dakota before its death, scientists say.
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Dolphin hunts with electric sense

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 23:23

A South American dolphin is the first "true mammal" to sense prey by their electrical fields, scientists report.
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Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 23:11

Putting calorie information on menus encourages healthy eating - but only in a limited way, a review of the scheme in the US shows.
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Lagarde: US debt 'clock ticking'

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 22:06

The head of the International Monetary Fund says US politicians must agree a deal to raise the US debt ceiling as shares fall.
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VIDEO: Why is the US divided over debt?

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 21:54
related places: America, Republican

The political stand-off over America's debt crisis is becoming increasingly bitter, with President Obama now warning that he will veto a Republican plan, unless they accept a compromise.
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'Tonne of ivory' smuggled to US

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 21:39
related places: Philadelphia

An art dealer is arrested and accused of smuggling a tonne of African ivory into the US for sale at his Philadelphia store.
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ATF official apologises for probe

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 21:35
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Congress

A US official apologises and tells Congress he shares responsibility for a botched operation to track the illegal movement of guns to Mexico.
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US partisan war continues on debt

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 19:33

US Republican leaders renew their attack on President Obama over the looming debt default deadline, as they advocate their budget plan to Congress.
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'Teen sex' congressman to resign

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 19:25

A US Democratic congressman resigns amid allegations he had an unwanted sexual encounter with the 18-year-old daughter of a campaign donor.
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US suspends aid project in Malawi

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 17:48
related countries: Malawi Malawi

The US suspends a $350m (£213m) aid package to Malawi after the security forces are accused of killing anti-government protesters last week.
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Soros to return investors money

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 17:17

Billionaire investor George Soros will only manage his own family's money in future due to the impact of new US regulations on hedge funds.
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VIDEO: 'Clock is ticking' on US debt

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 16:16

IMF boss Christine Lagarde has urged the United States to resolve its $14.3tn debt crisis.
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Downturn widens racial wealth gap

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 16:11

The wealth gap between American whites and minorities has grown wider during the recession, according to an analysis of US Census data.
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US new house sales fall further

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 15:28
related places: June

US new home sales fell for the second month a row in June, figures show, while consumer confidence rose slightly in July.
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Ford sees profits fall to $2.4bn

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 13:56
related places: Ford, Wall Street

US motor company Ford sees its quarterly profits decline, but still beat Wall Street analyst expectations.
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Obama and rivals trade debt blows

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 12:58

US President Barack Obama and Republican leader John Boehner trade blame for the impasse over the debt crisis ahead of a deadline to avert a default.
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US dollar lower over debt fears

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 10:56

The US dollar falls against other major currencies as talks continue over how to reach a deal to avert a US debt default.
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Godfather actor GD Spradlin dies

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 8:37
related places: California

US character actor GD Spradlin - best known for playing the corrupt senator in The Godfather Part II - has died in California at the age of 90, his grandson announces.
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Simon Bolivar tests inconclusive

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 2:23

Scientists examining the exhumed remains of South American independence hero Simon Bolivar say they are unable to determine the cause of his death.
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US debt fight reaches TV screens

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 1:03

Democrats and Republicans unveil competing plans to avoid a default, as President Obama addresses the nation on the debt deadlock.
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Life term for US soldier shooter

Monday, July 25th 2011, 21:56
related places: Arkansas

A man who pleaded guilty to shooting two soldiers outside a military recruiting facility in Arkansas is handed a life sentence.
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Gold price hits new record high

Monday, July 25th 2011, 19:26

The price of gold hits a new record high of $1,615 an ounce as concerns grow about the delay in US Congress agreeing a new debt ceiling.
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IMF calls for action on US debt

Monday, July 25th 2011, 18:51

The International Monetary Fund calls on US politicians to agree a "comprehensive solution" to raise the debt ceiling.
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Alaska grizzly attacks four teens

Monday, July 25th 2011, 15:38
related places: Alaska

Two US teenagers are in a serious condition after a grizzly bear walking with her cub attacked a group of seven students learning survival skills in Alaska.
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Clinton 'confident' over US debt

Monday, July 25th 2011, 14:17

The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, says she is confident that US politicians will agree a deal to prevent US default.
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VIDEO: Clinton 'confident' about US debt deal

Monday, July 25th 2011, 12:34
related places: America, Congress

The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said she's confident Congress will 'do the right thing and secure a deal' on America's debt ceiling.
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Geithner confident of debt deal

Monday, July 25th 2011, 8:19
related places: Congress, White House

The US treasury secretary says he is confident the White House and Congress will agree a deal to raise the US debt ceiling.
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China shuts down fake Apple shops

Monday, July 25th 2011, 7:59
related countries: China China
related places: Apple

Several fake Apple stores in China have been shut down by officials after being exposed by an American blogger.
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VIDEO: New York's first same sex weddings

Monday, July 25th 2011, 3:35
related places: New York

Hundreds of gay couples marry in New York after it became the sixth and most populous US state to legalise same-sex weddings.
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VIDEO: US on edge over stalled debt talks

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 22:17
related places: America, Republican, Washington

There is still deadlock between Republican and Democratic politicians in Washington over America's debt crisis, which is increasingly causing alarm elsewhere in the world.
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US invites North Korea to talks

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 16:24
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Washington, New York

Washington invites a North Korean envoy to New York for exploratory talks on resuming international nuclear negotiations.
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US lab sees 'hints' of elusive particle

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 14:57
related places: Higgs

A US particle machine has also seen possible hints of the Higgs boson, it emerges, following reports of similar glimpses at the Large Hadron Collider.
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Cable in attack on 'US nutters'

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 10:58
related places: White House

Vince Cable attacks US Republicans for holding up the White House's debt plans, saying they risk harming the global economy.
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'Five killed' at US skating rink

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 5:13
related places: Texas

At least five people are killed and three injured in a shooting during a family row at a Texas roller-skating rink birthday party, police say.
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Obama holds crisis US debt talks

Saturday, July 23rd 2011, 19:42

US President Barack Obama holds crisis talks with congressional leaders in a bid to avert a catastrophic debt default.
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Heatwave record for US and Canada

Saturday, July 23rd 2011, 3:11
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Friday

A heatwave bakes eastern parts of the US and Canada, as temperatures in some parts of the countries surge to record-breaking highs.
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White House debt talks collapse

Saturday, July 23rd 2011, 1:10
related places: White House

Republican House Speaker John Boehner exits crunch debt default talks at the White House with President Barack Obama, and each side blames the other.
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Obama signs gay military ban end

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 20:44

US President Barack announces the ban on openly gay people serving in US military is to end on 20 September.
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Republican cuts plan voted down

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 19:13
related places: Republican, House

The Democratic-led US Senate rejects a "cut, cap and balance" bill passed by the Republican-led House, as a debt limit deadline nears.
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Jailed American appeals in Cuba

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 19:12
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

US contractor Alan Gross, sentenced in Cuba to 15 years in prison for crimes against the state, appeals to the Supreme Court in Havana for his release.
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VIDEO: Petraeus on US Pakistan relations

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 18:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Mark Urban asks US General David Petraeus - who acted as Nato's US commander in both Afghanistan and Iraq - about the state of relations between Pakistan and the United States.
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US museum to return Turkish bust

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 15:35
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The top half of the Weary Herakles statue, which was bought by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 1982, is to be returned to its native Turkey.
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Heatwave moves over US and Canada

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 11:58

A punishing heatwave settles over the central and eastern US and Canada, with temperatures as high as 37C (99F) causing up to 22 deaths.
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Korea nuclear envoys in key talks

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 11:15
related places: Asia

South Korea's nuclear envoy describes as "constructive" rare talks with his North Korean counterpart on the sidelines of the Asean summit.
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In pictures

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 11:02

US heatwave drives people to cool off any way they can
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Pearl Harbor 'pilot' skull found

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 2:26
related countries: Japan Japan

US forensic scientists are trying to determine if a skull found at the bottom of the sea at Pearl Harbor belonged to a World War II Japanese fighter pilot.
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FBI probing Jude Law 'phone hack'

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 0:39

The FBI plans to contact the actor Jude Law following claims that his mobile phone was hacked during a visit to the US, officials tell the BBC.
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Pakistan anger at US 'agent' case

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 20:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad, Kashmiri, Washington

Pakistan accuses the US of slander over the arrest of a Kashmiri-born man accused of acting as a Pakistani agent in Washington.
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VIDEO: Famine aid to go to Islamist areas

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 16:20
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The US has said it will send aid to famine-hit areas of Somalia controlled by the Islamist group al-Shabab.
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VIDEO: Pakistan PM's anger at Bin Laden raid

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 15:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Abbottabad, London, May

Speaking in London, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani told the BBC's Nick Gowing said there was no reason for the US not to share information with Pakistan ahead of the US raid in Abbottabad in May, when Osama Bin Laden was killed.
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Fake Apple stores found in China

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 14:24
related countries: China China
related places: Kunming, Apple

Three entirely counterfeit Apple stores have been discovered in the Chinese city of Kunming by an American blogger.
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VIDEO: Atlantis shuttle makes final landing

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 10:36
related places: Atlantis

US space shuttle Atlantis has made its final landing, bringing to a close a 30-year orbiter programme.
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Fuller sues US X Factor producers

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 9:34
related places: Fox, Music, The X

Music mogul Simon Fuller sues the US TV network Fox, seeking a credit and fees for the forthcoming US version of The X Factor.
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VIDEO: A look inside a Russian Soyuz craft

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 8:59
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Soyuz, Atlantis

The space shuttle Atlantis is expected to return to earth for the final time on Thursday. It will mark the end of space exploration dominated by the United States, leaving Russia's Soyuz spacecraft as the sole taxi to the International Space Station.
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Katy Perry leads MTV nominations

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 7:53

US pop star Katy Perry leads the way at this year's MTV Video Music Awards with nine nominations.
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End of Eureka?

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 4:28

US genius for invention undimmed, but no longer unchallenged
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Second arrest in India taint vote

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 4:10
related countries: India India

Police in India arrest a second man in connection with the alleged buying of votes during a 2008 ballot in parliament over a nuclear deal with the US.
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Post-9/11 hate murderer executed

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 4:09
related places: Texas

A US man who shot three people on a post-9/11 rampage is executed in Texas, despite pleas for clemency from a survivor of the shootings.
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Good catch

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 21:26
related countries: Morocco Morocco

US oil spill sends Moroccan octopus prices soaring
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Sightseers swept over US waterfall

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 20:36
related places: California

Three visitors seen climbing over safety barriers to take photos at a waterfall in California's Yosemite park are presumed dead after being swept away.
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US to aid Islamist Somali areas

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 20:35
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The US says it will send aid to parts of Somalia controlled by al-Shabab if it receives assurances the Islamist militants will not benefit.
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US used home sales fall in June

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 18:40
related places: May, June

Sales of previously occupied US homes fell by 15% in May from the previous year, an indication the economic recovery remains weak, analysts say.
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VIDEO: Latin American city is biking paradise

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 18:30
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Bogota

No other city in Latin America does car free Sundays as well as Bogota, when many streets are given only to pedestrians, skaters and cyclists.
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Arizona in border fence cash call

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 16:51
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Arizona

The US state of Arizona is seeking private donations to build a fence along its border with Mexico, amid concerns the US has failed to secure its southern border.
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US targets Iceland on whalemeat

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 16:46
related countries: Iceland Iceland

The US opens the door to trade sanctions on Iceland over hunting endangered fin whales and exporting their meat.
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US men led 'Pakistan front group'

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 15:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

Two men have been charged in the US with operating an illegal front group for the Pakistani spy agency in order to influence US Kashmir policy.
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American Airlines buys 460 planes

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 13:32

American Airlines, the world's fourth-largest, announces multi-billion dollar orders for 460 new Boeing and Airbus planes.
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Ortega proposes US damages claim

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 9:10
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

President Daniel Ortega proposes a vote on whether Nicaragua should pursue claims against the US for backing the Contras against his Sandinistas in the 1980s.
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Eurostar boosted by US travellers

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 6:45

Sales and passenger numbers grow at Eurostar in the first half of the year, helped by a rise in US travellers.
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US blamed for Omar death reports

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 5:08
related places: Omar

Taliban spokesmen say their phones were hacked by the US and messages sent out that their leader Mullah Omar was dead.
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