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

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VIDEO: US winner for biggest lottery draw

Saturday, March 31st 2012, 9:51
related places: Maryland

At least one ticket - bought in Maryland - is a winner in the $640m (£400m) Mega Millions lottery, officials say, after the biggest jackpot in history.
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Winner for $640m US lottery draw

Saturday, March 31st 2012, 5:18

At least one ticket - bought in Maryland - is a winner in the $640m (£400m) Mega Millions lottery, officials say, after the biggest jackpot in history.
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US to tighten squeeze on Iran oil

Saturday, March 31st 2012, 0:50
related countries: Iran Iran

Barack Obama approves fresh sanctions on foreign banks still involved in the trading of Iranian oil, saying there are enough alternative supplies.
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VIDEO: Queues as lottery fever grips US

Friday, March 30th 2012, 20:50

Americans gripped by lottery fever ahead of the record draw with the jackpot of more than $500million have been buying tickets around the country.
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Weed-growing shop in US capital

Friday, March 30th 2012, 20:35
related places: White House

A shop selling equipment to grow cannabis at home opens its first US East Coast outlet in Washington DC, just a few miles from the White House.
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US credit firms in breach warning

Friday, March 30th 2012, 20:11

Visa, Mastercard and Discover warn that details of credit card holders' personal information could be at risk after a security breach.
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Ford to invest $1.3bn in Mexico

Friday, March 30th 2012, 19:42
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Hermosillo, Ford

US car giant Ford announces a $1.3bn investment in its plant in the Mexican town of Hermosillo, creating 1,000 jobs.
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Mitt Romney backed by budget hawk

Friday, March 30th 2012, 19:27

A US Republican at the forefront of efforts to cut government spending becomes the latest big endorsement for presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
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VIDEO: 'Batman' pulled over by US police

Friday, March 30th 2012, 14:40
related places: Maryland

One crimefighter confronted another in this video of a traffic incident. A man was pulled over dressed as Batman in Montgomery County, Maryland.
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UK-US extradition overhaul urged

Friday, March 30th 2012, 10:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britons are losing confidence in the UK's extradition arrangements with the US and big changes are needed to restore public faith, MPs say.
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VIDEO: Is Mega Millions jackpot too big?

Friday, March 30th 2012, 7:08

The prize in a US lottery has reached $540m (£340m) and organisers say this is the biggest lottery jackpot in history.
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Exxon loses crown to PetroChina

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 20:31

US oil giant Exxon Mobil loses its crown as the world's biggest listed producer of oil to PetroChina, figures suggest.
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Arab states back Syria peace plan

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 20:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria
related places: Baghdad, Arab

Arab League states call for the immediate implementation of a plan to end a year of violence in Syria as Syria's president says he backs the plan.
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US militia men admit gun charge

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 16:41
related places: Michigan

The leader of the Michigan-based Hutaree militia, David Stone, and his son, plead guilty to illegally possessing a machine gun.
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VIDEO: What would you do with $500m?

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 16:06

Lottery fever has swept the United States, where the Mega Millions jackpot has reached an all-time record of $500m (£314m).
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US Q4 GDP growth confirmed at 3%

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 12:42

The US economy grew at an annualised rate of 3% in the fourth quarter of 2011, government figures have confirmed.
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Ferrell to make Anchorman sequel

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 9:10

Will Ferrell is to make a follow-up to 2004 comic film Anchorman, the star has confirmed on US television.
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VIDEO: Youth jailed for Florida murders

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 5:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Florida

An American teenager has begun a double life sentence for the murders of two British tourists in Florida last April.
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Youth guilty of Florida murders

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 2:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Florida

An American teenager is found guilty of the first degree murder of two British tourists in Florida.
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Pope criticises US Cuba embargo

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 2:23
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Pope Benedict XVI criticises the 50-year-old US trade embargo on Cuba and calls for greater rights as he ends his visit to the island.
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Key Republican backs Mitt Romney

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 2:22

Florida senator and conservative favourite Marco Rubio endorses Mitt Romney in the race for the US Republican presidential nomination.
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US brothers in arms join Syria fight

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 0:55
related countries: Syria Syria

How two Syrian-American brothers joined the anti-Assad rebels
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VIDEO: China policeman 'sought UK talks'

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 23:01
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The policeman at the centre of a major Chinese political scandal sought talks with UK officials hours before he fled to a US mission, the BBC has learnt.
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US durable goods orders rise 2.2%

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 20:54
related places: February

Orders for durable goods in the US rose by 2.2% in February, recovering partly from a sharp drop in January, the Commerce Department says.
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Obama health law hangs in balance

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 20:47

The US Supreme Court has heard final arguments on President Obama's healthcare law, debating whether the law can stand if a key provision is struck down.
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Price of oil dips on reserve talk

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 19:19

The price of oil falls as a number of key nations discuss releasing reserves to increase supplies and US inventories jump.
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'No sign' of US pilot's breakdown

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 18:25

A flight captain who was restrained after an apparent mental breakdown in mid-air gave no indication he might pose a risk, his airline says.
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US confirms North Korea aid halt

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 17:13
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

The United States announces that it is suspending food aid to North Korea in light of Pyongyang's plans for a missile launch next month.
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VIDEO: US full face transplant 'success'

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 15:24

US doctors have carried out what they say is the most extensive face transplant ever performed, by giving a man a new jaw, teeth and tongue.
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China policeman 'sought UK talks'

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 13:57
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The policeman at the centre of a major Chinese political scandal sought talks with UK officials hours before he fled to a US mission, the BBC learns.
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Face transplant man 'doing well'

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 11:35

An American man who received a full-face transplant is recovering well, according to the medical team that carried out the operation.
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FBI licenses Unreal games engine

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 11:34

The Unreal computer games engines is being licensed to the FBI and other US government agencies to aid training.
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US full face transplant 'success'

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 10:52

US doctors have carried out what they say is the most extensive face transplant ever performed, by giving a man a new jaw, teeth and tongue.
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'Bomb' cry forces Texas landing

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 8:44
related places: Texas, New York, Las Vegas

A flight from New York to Las Vegas makes an emergency landing in Texas after the captain began yelling about a bomb, passengers say.
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iPad refunds offered in Australia

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 8:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia
related places: Apple

US technology firm Apple offers to refund Australian customers who felt misled about the 4G capabilities of the new iPad.
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Fans embrace Susan Boyle musical

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 7:36
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Newcastle

A musical based on the life of singer Susan Boyle receives its premiere in Newcastle, with fans travelling from as far as Australia and the US to attend.
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Australia coy on US spy base plan

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 7:30
related countries: Australia Australia, India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

Australia plays down a report it plans to allow a US air base on islands in the Indian Ocean, calling such a move "down the track".
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Hutaree sedition charge dropped

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 21:27
related places: Michigan

Seven members of a US militia based in Michigan are acquitted of charges of sedition and conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction.
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Obama healthcare mandate on trial

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 21:18

Conservative US Supreme Court justices sharply question whether the US government has the power to make Americans buy medical coverage.
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US house prices continue to fall

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 15:02

US house prices continued to fall in January, but at a slower pace than in the previous month, a closely-watched survey suggests.
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Medvedev blasts Romney comments

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 14:51
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Romney

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev tells US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney to "use his head", after he branded Russia the "number one foe" to the US.
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Mad Men scores record US ratings

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 10:55

The new series of Mad Men is greeted with the highest ever ratings for the show in the US.
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US celebrity hacker pleads guilty

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 8:46

A US man pleads guilty to hacking into the email accounts of stars such as Scarlett Johansson and sending nude photos to celebrity websites.
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Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 6:48
related countries: France France

Dominique Strauss-Kahn's legal fight in France and the US
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Crowds seek Florida teen justice

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 1:14
related places: Florida

Thousands of people gather in Florida one month after an unarmed black youth was shot dead, calling for the prosecution of the man who pulled the trigger.
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US high court weighs healthcare

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 1:08

The US Supreme Court begins a politically explosive hearing on the legality of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform.
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Chocolate 'may keep people slim'

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 1:02

People who eat chocolate regularly tend to be thinner than those eating it occasionally, suggests US research looking at diet, calorie intake and body mass index.
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Bernanke comments rally US stocks

Monday, March 26th 2012, 22:25

US stocks finish higher after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke hints the US central bank will keep in place its supportive monetary policy.
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'Pink slime' production on hold

Monday, March 26th 2012, 22:15

The US maker of "pink slime", Beef Products Inc, says it will suspend production at three plants until public opposition to the product dies down.
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Obama in unguarded missile remark

Monday, March 26th 2012, 17:39
related countries: Russia Russia

US President Obama is caught on television cameras making unguarded comments to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
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US stops tariff cut for Argentina

Monday, March 26th 2012, 17:23
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The US suspends preferential tariffs for Argentina, saying the country has failed to pay penalties it owes US companies.
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Detained US soldier's wife speaks

Monday, March 26th 2012, 15:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The wife of the US soldier accused of killing 17 Afghan civilians says he loves children and the charges against him are "unbelievable".
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Iraq return for US murder victim

Monday, March 26th 2012, 13:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq

An Iraqi-American woman who died in a suspected racial attack is to be flown back to Iraq for burial, a Muslim leader says.
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US-China accord on N Korea launch

Monday, March 26th 2012, 13:28
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: White House

China and the US will co-ordinate their response to a controversial North Korean rocket launch, the White House says, as Korea tensions rise.
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VIDEO: Syrian American artist's vision

Monday, March 26th 2012, 4:24
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian American artist Diana Al-Hadid tells BBC News how she is looking back at her roots and trying to reconnect with her own identity.
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Hunger Games sets US film record

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 20:03

Action film The Hunger Games takes $155 million in its opening weekend, the biggest tally ever for a film that is not a sequel.
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VIDEO: Mexicans join Pope for Mass

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 17:06
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Silao, Pope

Pope Benedict XVI has held an open-air Mass in the central Mexican city of Silao on his first visit to the Latin American country.
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Afghan massacre families' payout

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 12:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The families of Afghan civilians allegedly killed in a shooting spree by a US soldier are given compensation from the US military.
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Obama warns N Korea over launch

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 11:25
related countries: North Korea North Korea

US President Barack Obama warns North Korea its planned long-range missile launch will achieve nothing and increase its isolation.
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Obama visits tense Koreas border

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 10:09
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: North

US President Barack Obama visits the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) separating the Koreas, amid rising tensions over a planned rocket launch by the North.
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Santorum wins Louisiana primary

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 8:36
related places: Republican, Louisiana

Rick Santorum wins the Republican presidential primary in Louisiana, as he tries to close the gap on front-runner Mitt Romney.
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Dick Cheney has heart transplant

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 0:43

Former US Vice-President Dick Cheney is recovering well following heart transplant surgery in Virginia, his office says.
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Guatemala raises legalising drugs

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 0:01
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina tells a regional summit that the war on drugs has failed, and it is time to consider decriminalisation.
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US murder accused's sister held

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 16:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Florida

The sister of a teenager Shawn Tyson on trial accused of murdering two British tourists in Florida is arrested over a Facebook message.
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US warning on North Korea rocket

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 13:54
related countries: Australia Australia, North Korea North Korea, Philippines Philippines

A senior US official says a North Korean rocket launch may affect an area between Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines, an Australian newspaper reports.
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US aid to Palestinians released

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 4:13

US lawmakers release $88.6m (£56m) in development aid for the Palestinians that has been frozen for more than six months.
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VIDEO: Obama's surprise World Bank nominee

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 1:06
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Barack Obama has revealed his nomination for the new head of the World Bank. He is a Korean-born American academic called Jim Yong Kim, who has a sideline in musical performance, as John McManus reports.
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News tweets: Deadly hoodies and political games

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 1:03

Rapping bankers and other US news
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Surprise US World Bank candidate

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 23:27

President Obama nominates Korean-born US academic Jim Yong Kim as his surprise choice to head the World Bank, as two other candidates are named.
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Woods storms into lead in Florida

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 22:53
related places: Florida

Tiger Woods hits a 65 to share the lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida, with Graeme McDowell one shot back.
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VIDEO: Obama says teenager's death a 'tragedy'

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 21:20
related places: Florida

US President Barack Obama has said the "tragedy" of an unarmed black teenager shot dead in Florida should prompt some national soul-searching.
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Bales charged with Afghan murders

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 18:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Robert Bales, the US soldier suspected of killing Afghan civilians, has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder, the US Army says.
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Obama's sorrow for shot teenager

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 18:28

President Obama says the "tragedy" of a black teenager killed by a neighbourhood watchman in Florida should prompt national soul-searching.
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US chipmaker Micron reports loss

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 2:25

US chipmaker Micron sees a loss in its first earnings release since the firm's chief executive was killed in a plane crash.
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Houston drowned after cocaine use

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 22:49

Whitney Houston's death was caused by accidental drowning, but her chronic use of cocaine was also a factor, a coroner rules.
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VIDEO: US army helicopter spins out of control

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 22:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: February

Video footage has been released of a US Apache helicopter which went out of control and crashed into a mountain in Afghanistan in February.
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Obama backs south Keystone route

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 17:24
related places: Keystone

US President Barack Obama pledges to fast-track federal approval for the southern leg of the much-disputed Keystone XL pipeline project.
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'Hanging out' with One Direction in the US

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 11:07

'Hanging out' with One Direction in the US
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Japan in surprise trade surplus

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 6:34
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: February

Japan posted a surprise trade surplus for February, after a record high deficit the previous month, as external demand picks up.
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US warns Syria over UN peace plan

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 17:48
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

The US warns Syria to comply with a UN-backed peace plan, as government tanks reportedly shell suburbs of Damascus
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Burma invites US and EU monitors

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 15:38
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma invites the United States and European Union to send observers to witness April by-elections, which are being seen as a crucial test of reforms.
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Mitt Romney wins Illinois primary

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 15:20

Mitt Romney wins a clear victory in the US Republican presidential primary in Illinois, with the economy a key issue in his battle with Rick Santorum.
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One Direction top US album charts

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 9:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former X Factor contestants One Direction become the first British group to go straight to the top of the US music charts with their debut album.
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Embraer posts loss due to US woes

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 9:47
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian aircraft-maker Embraer posts a $91.8m (£57.5m) quarterly loss due to its exposure to troubled American Airlines.
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US imposes solar duties on China

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 6:36
related countries: China China

The US imposes duties on Chinese solar panel manufacturers after it said that they received unfair subsidies.
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Exemptions in Iran oil sanctions

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 5:55
related countries: Iran Iran, Japan Japan

The US government will not impose sanctions on Japan and 10 European Union nations that have reduced their oil imports from Iran.
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VIDEO: US tariff on Chinese solar panels

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 3:00
related countries: China China

The United States has imposed a tariff on Chinese solar panels saying Chinese firms are unfairly benefiting from export subsidies.
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VIDEO: Public 'outrage' after teen death

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 0:15
related places: Florida, Justice

The US Department of Justice has announced an investigation into the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Florida.
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'No evidence' in Afghan massacre

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 23:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A lawyer for Robert Bales, the US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians, says there is little evidence against his client.
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Probe into killing of US teenager

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 20:02
related places: Florida, Justice

US officials open an inquiry into the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a neighbourhood watch volunteer, which triggered protests urging his arrest.
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VIDEO: Jack White on 'mean' UK celebrities

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 19:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: White

American musician Jack White, best known for being one half of the White Stripes, but now going solo talks to Newsnight's Stephen Smith about the effect of programmes like the X Factor on music and television.
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Nazi guard family seeks US burial

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 14:59
related countries: Germany Germany

The family of convicted Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk ask that his body be sent back to the US for burial after he died in Germany.
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China tops art and antiques table

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 14:18
related countries: China China

China overtakes the US as a global art market for the first time, according to The European Fine Art Foundation.
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Massacre suspect 'recalls little'

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 13:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A lawyer for Robert Bales, the US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians, says his client can remember little about the massacre.
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Pakistani MPs seek Nato apology

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 12:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

A Pakistani parliamentary commission demands an unconditional apology from the US for a Nato air attack that killed 24 of the country's soldiers.
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Syria opposition accused of abuse

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 12:52
related countries: Syria Syria

US campaign group Human Rights Watch says elements of Syria's armed opposition have carried out serious human rights abuses, including kidnapping, torture and execution.
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Ancient sites spotted from space

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 10:45

Thousands of possible early human settlements have been discovered by US archaeologists using computers to scour satellite images.
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'Abuses' in Burma's Kachin state

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 7:17
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma is accused of "serious abuses" against the ethnic Kachin people in a report by the US campaign group Human Rights Watch (HRW).
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China in Latin America fund move

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 6:40
related countries: China China

China and the Inter-American Development Bank announce plans for a $1bn (£630m) fund for Latin American markets.
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VIDEO: Anger over Florida teen shooting

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 5:27
related places: Florida

The US Justice Department has opened an investigation into the shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin.
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