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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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US teen 'killed parents, held party'

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 2:28
related places: Florida

A teenager in the US state of Florida, accused of bludgeoning his parents to death with a hammer then throwing a party, appears in court.
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Obama hails debt talks progress

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 1:20
related places: Congress

President Obama speaks of "progress" in budget talks, while House Republicans pass a bill calling for spending cuts in return for raising the debt limit.
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US heat-wave 'kills 13 people'

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 0:13

A heat-wave blanketing the US heartland in humidity, buckling roads and rupturing water mains, has claimed the lives of 13 people, US media report.
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'Hackers' held in US and Europe

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 23:18
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Police in the US, Britain and the Netherlands arrest more than 20 people in connection with an investigation into high-profile cyber attacks.
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Clinton pushes for deals in India

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 17:36
related countries: India India

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pushes for greater security and nuclear co-operation on a visit to India.
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Gold climbs to new record price

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 15:03

The price of gold climbs to a new record price of $1,610 an ounce as debt concerns in the US and Europe persist.
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Sex abuse probe cardinal resigns

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 14:43
related places: Philadelphia

The Catholic archbishop of the US city of Philadelphia resigns, months after a grand jury accuses the Church of covering up a sex abuse scandal.
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US officials met Gaddafi envoys

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 14:31
related countries: Libya Libya

US officials held face-to-face talks with members of Col Gaddafi's government to reiterate their demand that the Libyan leader leave office, the US says.
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The $14tn deal

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 13:19

As US leaders discuss the deficit, five golden rules of negotiating
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Bank of America in record losses

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 12:33
related places: America, Bank

Bank of America, the US's largest bank, posts a record quarterly loss after settling claims over toxic mortgages.
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Day to live

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 12:20
related places: Arab

The gunman who went on an "Arab" shooting spree in the US
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Songwriter Ragovoy dies aged 80

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 10:06

US songwriter Jerry Ragovoy, who wrote songs for the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin and Elvis Presley, dies aged 80.
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Agent slates Murdoch book company

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 9:37

US literary agent Andrew Wylie accuses HarperCollins of acting in an "unusually shrill and punitive" way toward authors.
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VIDEO: Atlantis begins journey to Earth

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 8:51
related places: Atlantis, Earth

The US space shuttle Atlantis has begun its final journey back to Earth.
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US man admits Somalia terror plot

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 8:16
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Minnesota

A man from the US state of Minnesota admits helping men of Somali origin travel to the African country to join the al-Shabab militant group.
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Shuttle undocks for the last time

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 8:01
related places: Atlantis, Earth

The US shuttle Atlantis undocks from the International Space Station and heads home to Earth for the last time.
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VIDEO: Atlantis crew bid farewell to ISS

Monday, July 18th 2011, 16:55
related places: Atlantis

The crew of the US space shuttle Atlantis has said farewell to their colleagues on board the International Space Station, before closing the hatch to prepare for their journey home.
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US warns of 'dangerous' heat-wave

Monday, July 18th 2011, 16:28
related places: Iowa

US authorities have warned of a potentially deadly heat-wave passing over the middle of the country, with the heat index topping 52C in Iowa.
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US general issues Afghan warning

Monday, July 18th 2011, 15:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The new commander of international forces in Afghanistan warns of "tough days ahead", as insurgents continue attacks across the country.
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VIDEO: Petraeus hands over Afghan command

Monday, July 18th 2011, 14:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Gen David Petraeus, US commander of Nato troops in Afghanistan, has handed responsibility for the military campaign there to his successor, Gen John Allen.
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Petraeus hands on Afghan command

Monday, July 18th 2011, 10:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A new commander, Gen John Allen, takes charge of Nato forces in Afghanistan, as Gen David Petraeus prepares to return to the US to run the CIA.
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Japan captain hails World Cup win

Monday, July 18th 2011, 10:16
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's women celebrate their first World Cup title after beating the United States 3-1 on penalties in Frankfurt.
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HTC to fight Apple patent ruling

Monday, July 18th 2011, 8:25
related places: Apple

Taiwanese mobile phone company HTC says it will appeal against a US trade ruling that it infringed two Apple patents.
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Potter shatters records at $168m

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 22:55
related countries: Canada Canada

The final Harry Potter movie shatters box office records for its opening weekend, taking $168m (£104m) in the US and Canada.
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Japan win World Cup on penalties

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 21:25
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan beat USA 3-1 on penalties to become the first Asian nation to win the Fifa Women's World Cup.
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Live - Open final round

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 7:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke wins the 140th Open Championship at Royal St George's.
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US mother freed after acquittal

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 5:21

US single mother Casey Anthony is released from jail after being acquitted of her two-year-old daughter's murder, but convicted of lying to police.
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You have (old) mail! Love letter to arrive 53 years late

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 4:33
related places: Love

A love letter to a US college student from the girlfriend who became his first wife is finally on its way to him - 53 years after it was written.
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VIDEO: Obama-Dalai Lama talks anger China

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 2:59
related countries: China China

China responds angrily to a meeting between US President Barack Obama and Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.
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Obama ignores China on Dalai Lama

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 20:30
related countries: China China
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama hosts talks at the White House with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, angering China.
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Clarke secures one-shot Open lead

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 18:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sandwich

Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke cards a third round 69 to take a one shot lead over American Dustin Johnson with one round remaining at the Open Championship at Sandwich.
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China demands US Dalai Lama snub

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 11:54
related countries: China China

China asks US President Barack Obama to cancel a planned Saturday private meeting with exiled Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama.
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Landmark Lloyd Wright house sold for $4.5m

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 10:09

A landmark house, designed in the style of a Mayan temple, by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright is bought for $4.5m (£2.79m).
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Open day three as it happened

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 7:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke leads American Dustin Johnson by one heading into the final day of the Open at Royal St George’s.
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Dawn probe has date with asteroid

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 7:38
related places: Vesta, Jupiter, Mars, Dawn

Nasa's Dawn spacecraft should now be in orbit around the big asteroid Vesta, between Mars and Jupiter, to begin a year-long study.
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VIDEO: Mexico inmates in mass jail break

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 7:30
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Seven prisoners have been killed and 59 others have escaped after a riot at a jail in northern Mexico near the US border, officials say.
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Ssshhh!

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 2:59

Is the US government at war with whistleblowers?
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Deadly prison breakout in Mexico

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 2:09
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Nuevo Laredo

Seven prisoners are killed and 59 others escape after a riot at a jail in the Mexican town of Nuevo Laredo near the US border, officials say.
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Obama seeks end to debt showdown

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 1:25

President Obama says he is seeking a "big deal" with Republicans to keep the US from defaulting on debts, as the deadline approaches.
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Twin resignation blow for Murdoch

Friday, July 15th 2011, 23:37

Two senior executives of Rupert Murdoch's global media empire quit, as the phone-hacking scandal brings its first resignation in the US.
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US fully recognises Libyan rebels

Friday, July 15th 2011, 20:23
related countries: Libya Libya, Turkey Turkey

Hillary Clinton says the US has recognised Libyan rebels as the country's "legitimate authority", potentially opening up a huge funding stream.
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VIDEO: US fully recognises Libyan rebels

Friday, July 15th 2011, 20:21
related countries: Libya Libya

The United States has recognised the Libyan opposition as the country's 'legitimate governing authority'.
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Obama makes call to space station

Friday, July 15th 2011, 18:19

US President Barack Obama makes a telephone call to the International Space Station to discuss the end of the shuttle programme and the future of human spaceflight.
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US consumer prices fall in June

Friday, July 15th 2011, 14:35
related places: June

Cost of living improves - but other data point to rising inflation
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Citi profits jump on good loans

Friday, July 15th 2011, 13:06

Citigroup's profits beat expectations as the bank cuts back its losses from bad loans
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Peru massacre suspect flown home

Friday, July 15th 2011, 11:25
related countries: Peru Peru

The US extradites Peruvian former army officer Telmo Hurtado, accused of killing dozens of civilians while fighting Maoist guerrillas in 1985.
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Dead or alive

Friday, July 15th 2011, 8:25

Did the US fudge a key decision in its hunt for Osama Bin Laden?
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Credit Suisse target of US probe

Friday, July 15th 2011, 7:04
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse says US authorities are investigating whether it helped US tax dodgers.
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Deal to end Minnesota's shutdown

Friday, July 15th 2011, 3:00
related places: Republican, Minnesota

Minnesota's Democratic governor and Republican leaders agree a deal to end one of the longest state government shutdowns in recent US history.
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S&P warns of US rating downgrade

Friday, July 15th 2011, 2:13

S&P warns it may cut the US's triple-A rating if a deal to raise the government's debt ceiling is not agreed upon soon.
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