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Asia shares flat on US debt woes

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 7:30
related places: Monday

Asian shares stabilise after a US congressional committee fails on Monday to agree a deal to cut the deficit by $1.2tn (£762bn).
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Iran hit by fresh West sanctions

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 7:02
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran, West

The US, Canada and UK announce fresh sanctions against Iran amid growing concern over Tehran's nuclear programme.
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Rupee hits all-time US dollar low

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 6:53
related countries: India India

India's rupee hits an all-time low against the US dollar, amid global economic fears and struggling local stock markets.
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Super-committee failure triggers blame game

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 5:50

US deficit deal collapse puts government in bind
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Apple wins HTC graphic patent row

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 5:49
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Apple

The US International Trade Commission says Apple did not violate graphic patents owned by S3, a unit of Taiwan's HTC.
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No deal for US 'super-committee'

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 3:00

The heads of a congressional committee tasked with finding $1.2tn (£762bn) in savings say it has failed to come to an agreement.
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Chevron fined over Brazil spill

Monday, November 21st 2011, 23:54
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil
related places: Rio, Janeiro

The Brazilian government says it will fine US oil company Chevron $28m (£17.9m) for causing an oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.
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US college suspends police chief

Monday, November 21st 2011, 23:26

The campus police chief at the University of California, Davis is put on administrative leave over Friday's pepper-spraying of peaceful protesters.
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Wikileaks suspect gets court date

Monday, November 21st 2011, 20:37

US Army analyst Bradley Manning, accused of leaking government secrets to the website Wikileaks is set to appear before a military panel in December for a preliminary hearing.
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US debt talks on verge of failure

Monday, November 21st 2011, 19:51

Democrats and Republicans are expected to confirm that a congressional "super-committee" tasked with cutting the US deficit has failed to reach a deal.
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VIDEO: Mila Kunis keeps date with Marine

Monday, November 21st 2011, 17:48
related places: Marine

Hollywood actress Mila Kunis has kept her promise to a US marine and gone with him to his Marine Corps Birthday gala.
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Disgraced US cardinal leaves job

Monday, November 21st 2011, 16:51
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome, Boston, Vatican

Cardinal Bernard Law, forced to resign as archbishop of Boston in 2002 over a sex abuse scandal, retires from his new post in Rome, the Vatican says.
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Hackers 'attack' US water system

Monday, November 21st 2011, 11:36

Hackers are believed to have destroyed a pump used to pipe water to thousands of homes in a US city in Illinois.
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Breaking Dawn rises to number one

Monday, November 21st 2011, 10:34

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 makes its debut at the top of the US box office chart, with takings of $139.5m (£88.6m).
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VIDEO: US debt talks on verge of failure

Monday, November 21st 2011, 10:23

Talks aimed at cutting US government debt are on the verge of failure, the BBC understands
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Adele and Swift rule AMAs roost

Monday, November 21st 2011, 9:53
related places: Swift, Adele

Adele and Taylor Swift win three awards each at the American Music Awards, with the US country star crowned artist of the year.
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Super-committee nears debt failure

Monday, November 21st 2011, 6:00

Mark Mardell on the countdown to a US budget cuts deadline
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US pepper spray police suspended

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 22:27

A US university suspends two police officers involved in using pepper spray on students in a protest supporting the Occupy Walll Street movement.
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Chevron to blame for Brazil spill

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 21:00
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Rio, Chevron, Janeiro

US oil company Chevron accepts full responsibility for an oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil.
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Netflix revives US comedy series

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 11:50

Acclaimed US comedy Arrested Development is to go back into production, five years after it was cancelled, TV on demand service Netflix announces.
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Beckham has been 'great' for MLS

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 7:23

The boss of Major League Soccer says David Beckham has made a "great" contribution to the development of football in the United States.
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Woods wins Presidents Cup for USA

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 6:34
related places: Melbourne

Tiger Woods earns the winning point as the USA beat the International team 19-15 in the Presidents Cup in Melbourne.
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Afghan tribal elders back US pact

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 4:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai wins the endorsement of leaders and elders to negotiate a ten-year security partnership with the United States.
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VIDEO: Obama talks territory with China PM

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 4:21
related countries: China China

US officials praise China's attitude on South China Sea territorial disputes after talks between Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and President Obama.
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US praises China on sea disputes

Saturday, November 19th 2011, 11:11
related countries: China China, Indonesia Indonesia

China was "constructive" about territorial disputes in the South China Sea during talks with President Obama, a US official says.
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Thousands flee Nevada wildfires

Saturday, November 19th 2011, 2:29
related places: Nevada

Wildfires in the US state of Nevada force thousands to flee as 16 people are hospitalised and dozens of homes destroyed.
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New abuse scandal at US college

Saturday, November 19th 2011, 0:05

An assistant coach for Syracuse University's basketball team, Bernie Fine, is put on administrative leave amid accusations he molested young boys.
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US brands cancer drug ineffective

Friday, November 18th 2011, 22:03

The US drug regulator has withdrawn approval for a popular breast cancer treatment, saying Avastin is not effective enough to justify the risks of taking it.
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Natalie Wood death case reopened

Friday, November 18th 2011, 20:33
related places: Los Angeles

Los Angeles police say they are reopening an inquiry into the death of film star Natalie Wood, who died in mysterious circumstances in 1981.
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Pentagon tests hypersonic weapon

Friday, November 18th 2011, 18:29

The US test-fires a weapon that can travel at five times the speed of sound, as part of plans to develop a new long-range rapid strike force.
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UK probes Pakistan 'drone deaths'

Friday, November 18th 2011, 16:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Reports that two British terror suspects died in a US drone strike in Pakistan are being investigated, the Foreign Office says.
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Mass arrests at Occupy protests

Friday, November 18th 2011, 14:34
related places: New York

More than 200 protesters are arrested after a series of rallies across the US to support Occupy Wall Street activists pressing for economic equality.
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World's 'lightest material' claim

Friday, November 18th 2011, 13:23

A team of US-based engineers unveil a metallic micro-lattice which they claim is lighter than aerogels and strong for its size.
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Wen warns US on South China Sea

Friday, November 18th 2011, 11:09

China has warned "external forces" not to get involved in its maritime disputes with neighbouring countries over the South China Sea.
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Markets slide further on euro woe

Friday, November 18th 2011, 7:56
related places: Asia

Share prices in the US and Asia slip further as anxiety over the continuing eurozone debt crisis picks up.
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Hillary Clinton will visit Burma

Friday, November 18th 2011, 7:26
related countries: Burma Burma

The US is to send Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Burma next month, in an historic move following years of isolation of the repressive Asian state.
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VIDEO: Police collar escaped motorway dog

Friday, November 18th 2011, 5:57
related places: Arizona

A dog created chaos in the US state of Arizona when it jumped out of a car window following an accident.
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US panel to probe Chinese firms

Friday, November 18th 2011, 5:22
related countries: China China
related places: Huawei

US legislators launch a probe into Chinese telecom firms including Huawei and ZTE amid growing concerns over cyber espionage.
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VIDEO: Tornadoes claim lives in US

Friday, November 18th 2011, 5:12

At least six people have been killed in powerful storms in the United States.
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Obama meets Indian PM at summit

Friday, November 18th 2011, 4:35
related countries: India India, Indonesia Indonesia

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama meet on the sidelines of the Asean summit in Indonesia.
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Australia rejects China concerns

Friday, November 18th 2011, 4:15
related countries: Aruba Aruba, China China

Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd dismisses concerns that deepening military ties with the US could anger China.
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VIDEO: Protesters cross Brooklyn Bridge

Friday, November 18th 2011, 0:32
related places: New York

Thousands of demonstrators crossed Brooklyn Bridge in New York after a day of protest that has seen solidarity rallies across the US.
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Brazilian police probe oil spill

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 23:03
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Chevron

Brazilian police investigate an oil spill in an offshore field operated by US firm Chevron, amid conflicting reports about the size of the leak.
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US fugitive 'to stay in Portugal'

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 22:51
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Lisbon

A Lisbon court denies a US request to extradite American fugitive George Wright, his lawyer says, on the grounds he is a Portuguese citizen.
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Obama 'assassination bid' charge

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 20:22
related places: White House, Friday

The man suspected of shooting at the White House last Friday is charged with attempting to assassinate US President Barack Obama.
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Pakistan ambassador in memo row

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 18:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Pakistani ambassador to the US offers to resign after being accused of playing a role in seeking US help against his country's powerful army.
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Sharpest ever Moon elevation map

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 17:12
related places: Moon

The US space agency (Nasa) has released the sharpest ever elevation map of the Moon.
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VIDEO: Occupy protests 'still supported'

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 16:59

As police arrest dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters, a spokesman says the movement remains strong and continues to receive support from across the US.
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Scuffles at New York Occupy march

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 16:24
related places: New York

Police arrest dozens of protesters in New York's financial district as scuffles break out at a rally to mark two months since the start of Occupy Wall Street.
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VIDEO: Major drug tunnel found in Mexico

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 11:19
related countries: Mexico Mexico

US officials say they have uncovered a major drug-smuggling tunnel under the border with Mexico and seized an estimated 14 tons of marijuana.
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Anger at Hotel Rwanda hero award

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 10:52
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A Rwandan genocide survivors' group criticises the awarding of a US human rights prize to a Rwandan hotelier who sheltered people during the genocide.
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Katrina novel wins US book award

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 9:59

A novel about a black community in Mississipi confronting Hurricane Katrina has won the US National Book Award for fiction.
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Record matchplay loss for Woods

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 9:54
related places: Woods

Tiger Woods suffers the biggest matchplay defeat of his career but the United States lead 4-2 after day one of the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne.
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Obama vows Asia-Pacific priority

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 9:28
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Pacific, Asia

US President Barack Obama tells Australia's parliament he has made the Asia-Pacific region a "top priority", in comments seen as aimed at China.
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What next for Iraq after US troop pullout

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 7:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq

What state is Iraq in as the last US troops prepare to depart?
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US committee warns of yuan threat

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 6:21

The yuan could threaten the US dollar's dominance as an international reserve currency a committee warns the US congress.
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White House suspect 'obsessed'

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 4:37
related places: White House

A man arrested on suspicion of shooting at the White House had become obsessed with President Barack Obama, US officials tell US media.
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Thursday, November 17th 2011, 1:51
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: Guardian

An investigation by Newsnight and the Guardian has discovered that an American so-called vulture fund is planning to extract a small fortune from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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VIDEO: Obama: US is Pacific power here to stay

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 1:31
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: America, Pacific, Asia

Addressing the Australian House of Representatives, President Barack Obama has said he wants to strengthen America's military presence in the Asia-Pacific region.
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US banks tumble on euro warning

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 23:47
related places: Fitch, Wall Street

Shares in US banks tumble in late trading on Wall Street after ratings agency Fitch warns over their exposure to the eurozone.
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US uncovers 'major drug tunnel'

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 23:01
related countries: Mexico Mexico

US police say they have seized 14 tons of marijuana after finding a major tunnel under the border with Mexico used to smuggle drugs.
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White House shooting suspect held

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 21:52
related places: White House

A man wanted in connection with a shooting near the White House is arrested, officials say, after bullet casings are found at the White House.
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VIDEO: Apollo 11 astronauts awarded medals

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 21:40
related places: America

Apollo 11 astronauts receive the US Congressional gold medal, the first time it has been awarded to those involved in America's space programme.
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US race set for axe - Ecclestone

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 19:36
related places: Texas, Austin

Next year's inaugural United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, is on the brink of being axed, says Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.
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VIDEO: Karzai supports US pact at talks

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 19:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has told a meeting of tribal elders that a security pact with the US is in the best interests of both nations.
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US inflation cut by cheaper fuel

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 16:04
related places: June

US consumer prices fell by 0.1% in October, the first drop since June, helped by a fall in the cost of petrol.
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Net giants fight US piracy bill

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 13:09

Google, Facebook and others have written to the US government to voice opposition against new piracy legislation.
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VIDEO: Clinton targeted in Philippines protest

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 12:46
related countries: Philippines Philippines

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been targeted by anti-US protesters during a visit to the Philippines.
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US to send marines to Australia

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 10:52
related countries: Australia Australia

The US is to begin deploying 2,500 military personnel to Australia to boost security in the Pacific region, President Obama says on a visit.
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VIDEO: Iraq: Final US troops due to leave

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 10:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq

There are still some 30,000 US troops in Iraq, by the end of the year they are expected to leave.
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Adele 'positive' after surgery

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 9:27

The singer says she is "on the mend" after having an operation on her throat which forced her to cancel her US tour last month.
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Russia Soyuz rocket docks at ISS

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 8:11
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Soyuz

Russia's Soyuz spacecraft, with a three-man Russian and US crew, successfully docks with the International Space Station.
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Guatemala to extradite ex-leader

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 2:20
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Former Guatemalan president Alfonso Portillo will be extradited to the United States, after the current president granted the extradition order.
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Bid to block $100m 'vulture' debt

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 23:00
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jersey Jersey, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Charities call for Britain's Privy Council to block an American speculator from taking $100m from the Democratic Republic of Congo through a 'vulture fund' which sued in Jersey.
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Beach house art find up for sale

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 14:30

A Victorian painting, which has been hanging undiscovered in a US beach house for 50 years, could fetch £500,000 at auction.
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Cuban oil project fuels US anxieties

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 13:20
related countries: Cuba Cuba

US safety dilemma over Cuba's nascent oil industry
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VIDEO: Rocking the catwalk at the age of 80

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 10:35

In the modelling business, 30 is often considered old, but one American icon is still rocking the fashion world at the age of 80.
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Six die in Pakistan drone strike

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 5:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A US drone attack kills at least six suspected militants in north-west Pakistan, intelligence officials say.
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VIDEO: Herman Cain stumbles in Libya remarks

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 4:11
related countries: Libya Libya

US Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain struggles to answer when the editors of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ask if he agreed with President Obama's policies toward Libya.
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Giffords gives first TV interview

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 4:05

Gabrielle Giffords, the US congresswoman shot in the head in January, has spoken about her recovery for the first time in an interview with ABC.
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Migrants found in Mexican lorry

Monday, November 14th 2011, 23:54
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The Mexican military finds 140 Central American migrants hidden behind a false wall in a trailer heading north on a Mexican highway.
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Chelsea Clinton in NBC news role

Monday, November 14th 2011, 20:44

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former US President Bill Clinton and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is unveiled as a reporter for US TV network NBC.
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Supreme Court to judge health law

Monday, November 14th 2011, 18:24

The US Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of President Obama's health care reform law, with a ruling expected just months before the 2012 election.
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Iran 'swayed' Iraq over US exit

Monday, November 14th 2011, 17:09
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Iran influenced Baghdad's decision to refuse to allow the US to keep troops in Iraq beyond the end of this year, a senior adviser to Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Australian police in huge drugs bust

Monday, November 14th 2011, 14:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian authorities have seized cocaine worth an estimated A$78m (£50m; US$80m).
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Immortals commands US box office

Monday, November 14th 2011, 11:55
related countries: Greece Greece

Action movie Immortals, the story of Greek hero Theseus, tops the North American box office, taking $32m (£20.1m) in its opening weekend.
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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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