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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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US recovery is tepid, says IMF

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 15:02

The US recovery "remains tepid", the International Monetary Fund says as it cuts its growth forecast for this year and next.
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US denies evidence of mermaids

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 13:36

Science has found no evidence that mermaids exist, a US government scientific agency says, in response to public inquiries.
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US singer still in Prague prison

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 12:36
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Prague

Randy Blythe, singer with US metal band Lamb of God remains in jail in the Czech Republic, despite posting bail.
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Tom Cruise supported by Paramount

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 11:47
related places: Paramount

US film studio Paramount offers its public support to Tom Cruise following the news that he and Katie Holmes are to divorce.
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Nigeria agrees $4.5bn oil deal

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 10:28
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria signs a preliminary $4.5bn deal with US-based Vulcan Petroleum to build six oil refineries.
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US 'leads in building innovation'

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 7:13

The US leads the world in innovative building and infrastructure projects, according to a list compiled by KPMG.
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US storm woe endures for millions

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 2:43
related places: Friday

Almost two million people remain without power in the eastern US, amid sweltering temperatures, after storms blamed for 22 deaths since Friday.
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VIDEO: GlaxoSmithKline 'guilty of fraud'

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 2:18

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is to pay $3bn (£1.9bn) in the largest healthcare fraud settlement in US history.
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Colorado fire efforts gain ground

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 1:49
related places: Colorado

The Waldo Canyon fire, the most destructive wildfire in Colorado's history, is now 70% contained, officials say, as fires rage across the western US.
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Twitter told to surrender tweets

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 22:26

A US court rules that Twitter must hand over tweets posted by an Occupy Wall Street protester facing trial for disorderly conduct.
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Phelps targets only seven golds

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 18:57

Michael Phelps will only be aiming for seven Olympic swimming gold medals at London 2012 after opting out of the 200m freestyle.
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US sees stronger hints of Higgs

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 17:48
related places: Higgs

Hints of the Higgs boson detected last year by a US "atom smasher" have become even stronger after further analysis, scientists say.
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Sugar 'to shape synthetic liver'

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 17:33

Researchers have moved a step closer to creating a synthetic liver, after a US team printed a 3D model of a network blood vessels could grow into.
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GlaxoSmithKline 'guilty of fraud'

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 17:08

Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline will pay $3bn (£1.9bn) in the largest healthcare fraud settlement in US history in a case concerning three drugs.
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Airbus launches first US factory

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 16:35
related places: Alabama

European plane manufacturer Airbus has confirmed plans to build a $600m (£483m) factory in Alabama, marking its first facility on US soil
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Dell to buy Quest software firm

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 15:50
related places: Dell

Dell will buy the US software firm Quest for $2.4bn (£1.53bn) as it expands its software business to offset falling demand for personal computers.
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Swearing bear tops US box office

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 9:02

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane's debut feature film, about a talking teddy bear called Ted, opens top of the US box office, beating stripping Magic Mike.
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Expedition seeks Earhart answers

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 8:44
related places: Monday

An expedition to find out what happened to celebrated US woman pilot Amelia Earhart sets out from Hawaii later, 75 years after her last flight.
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VIDEO: Fresh search for Earhart plane

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 6:35

A new search is being launched off the coast of Hawaii to find out what happened to the US pilot Amelia Earhart, whose plane disappeared on 2 July 1937.
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VIDEO: DC swelters after storms cut power

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 22:00

Millions of people in the eastern United States are without power during an intense heatwave.
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State emergencies after US storms

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 14:59

States of emergency are declared in four US states and Washington DC after violent storms leave millions without power during an extreme heatwave.
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VIDEO: Grandmother abandons Cuba-US swim

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 11:51
related countries: Cuba Cuba

A 49-year-old grandmother has failed in her bid to become the first woman to swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys without a shark cage.
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US rock singer arrested in Prague

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 11:15
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Prague

Randy Blythe, singer with US metal band Lamb of God is arrested in Prague over the death of a fan at a gig in the Czech Republic two years ago.
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LA riot: Rodney King funeral held

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 3:19

The funeral has taken place in Los Angeles of Rodney King, the African-American at the centre of the deadly riots in the US city 20 years ago.
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VIDEO: Residents on impact of DC storm

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 22:49

Some three million people have been left without power after violent storms hit the region around the US capital, Washington DC.
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UN calls for new Syria government

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 21:23
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

International talks on Syria end with a call for a transitional government to be set up, amid reports of a bomb killing 30 people near Damascus.
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US storms cut power to millions

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 20:12
related places: Atlantic

A violent summer storm cuts power to three million people around the US capital Washington DC and causes the deaths of at least 12 people.
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Phelps and Lochte book final race

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 12:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Omaha

US swimmers Michael Phelps and his big rival Ryan Lochte will meet one last time in Omaha before the London Olympics.
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Samsung Galaxy Nexus banned in US

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 4:20
related places: California, Apple

A judge in California blocks US sales of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphones while the court decides on the firm's patent dispute with Apple.
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NY bus monitor bullies suspended

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 1:27

Four US students who gained infamy after a video of their verbal abuse towards a bus monitor went viral are punished with suspension and community service.
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Obama tours Colorado wildfires

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 1:26
related places: Colorado

President Barack Obama tours neighbourhoods ravaged by a wildfire which drove tens of thousands of people from their homes in a Colorado city.
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Congress averts student loan rise

Friday, June 29th 2012, 22:51

In a rare outbreak of bipartisan voting, the US Congress passes a measure preventing student loan interest rates from doubling.
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Shares rise on eurozone bank deal

Friday, June 29th 2012, 22:42

European and US stock markets rise after eurozone leaders agreed a bailout deal for struggling debt-laden banks.
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VIDEO: US declares disaster in Colorado

Friday, June 29th 2012, 21:36
related places: Colorado

President Barack Obama declares a disaster in the US state of Colorado, where wildfires have forced tens of thousands from their homes.
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Paraguay suspended from Mercosur

Friday, June 29th 2012, 21:15
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Paraguay Paraguay

The Mercosur bloc suspends Paraguay a week after the impeachment of President Fernando Lugo, but decides not to impose economic sanctions on the landlocked South American nation.
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Jackson Super Bowl ruling stands

Friday, June 29th 2012, 16:41

The US Supreme Court says it will not resinstate a $550,000 (£350,000) fine for Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" at the 2004 Super Bowl.
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I Love Lucy actress dies aged 92

Friday, June 29th 2012, 16:39

The actress Doris Singleton who appeared in the 1950s American sitcom, I Love Lucy, has died at the age of 92.
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Chimps badly maul American man

Friday, June 29th 2012, 15:50
related countries: South Africa South Africa

An American man is reported to be in a serious condition in hospital after being severely bitten and dragged through an enclosure by two chimps in South Africa.
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US Kenya envoy Gration resigns

Friday, June 29th 2012, 12:25
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Washington

US envoy to Kenya Scott Gration announces his resignation, citing "differences in leadership style and priorities" with Washington.
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Scientists 'hack' flying drone

Friday, June 29th 2012, 10:54

US researchers take control of a flying drone by sending a "spoof" signal to its GPS system - acting on a dare from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
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Flaming Lips set live show record

Friday, June 29th 2012, 8:55

US rockers The Flaming Lips set a new Guinness World Record for performing the most live shows in different cities over 24 hours.
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VIDEO: Russia's arms trade with Syria

Friday, June 29th 2012, 8:35
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Hillary Clinton is due to meet her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov for the first time since the US secretary of state accused Russia of lying over the shipment of attack helicopters to Syria.
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China granted Iran oil reprieve

Friday, June 29th 2012, 3:24
related countries: China China, Iran Iran

The United States grants China a six-month reprieve from financial sanctions for buying Iranian oil.
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US attorney general 'in contempt'

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 23:50
related places: Congress

Congress votes for the first time to hold a US attorney general in contempt, after a political battle over a botched gun-running investigation.
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VIDEO: US healthcare reform law upheld

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 21:39

In a 5-4 decision Supreme Court judges have upheld President Obama's healthcare reforms.
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US healthcare reform law upheld

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 19:16

A key component of US President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare reform act, called the "individual mandate", is upheld, the Supreme Court rules.
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Oldest pottery cooking pot found

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 18:12
related countries: China China

US archaeologists working in southern China find the oldest known sample of pottery, used to cook food or maybe to brew alcohol.
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US state 'knew of chimp danger'

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 17:25
related places: Lawyers

Lawyers for a US woman disfigured in a chimpanzee attack in 2009 file papers saying officials failed to seize the animal despite knowing it was dangerous.
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VIDEO: Florida drenched by Tropical Storm

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 9:55
related places: Florida

Householder Don Shemwell describes ''Biblical flood type of rain'' after Tropical Storm Debby drenches the US state of Florida.
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Phelps beats Lochte at US trials

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 8:07

Olympic champion Michael Phelps beats rival Ryan Lochte to win the 200m freestyle final at the US Olympic trials.
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Sierra Leone seeks to move into 'slave tourism'

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 7:37
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone seeks to profit from US 'slave tourism'
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VIDEO: Obama health law faces judgement

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 4:34

A wide-ranging healthcare reform bill seen as a key achievement of Barack Obama's presidency is facing its moment of judgement in the US Supreme Court.
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Obama health law faces judgement

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 1:54

The US Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on the legality of a healthcare reform bill seen as a key achievement of Barack Obama's presidency.
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Exodus from 'epic' Colorado fire

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 1:31
related places: Colorado

More than 32,000 people flee Colorado's second-biggest city amid raging wildfires that have swept parts of six other US states.
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US approves new weight-loss pill

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 23:43

For the first time in 13 years, US health regulators approve a weight-loss pill, although the drug achieved only modest results in clinical trials.
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VIDEO: Mass evacuation for Colorado fire

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 21:28
related places: Colorado

Governor John Hickenlooper describes the ordeal facing firefighters, as more than 32,000 people flee their homes as a raging wildfire threatens the US city of Colorado Springs.
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Californian city faces bankruptcy

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 18:53
related places: Stockton

The Californian city of Stockton is set to become the largest US city in decades to go bust, after failing to make a deal with its creditors.
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Gunmen storm pro-Assad Syria TV

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 14:29
related countries: Syria Syria

Seven people have been killed at a Syrian pro-government TV channel, state media report, as the UN calls a key meeting for Saturday.
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Wyndham hotels face hack charges

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 13:50

US officials allege that more than half a million customer accounts were compromised after hackers overcame inadequate security measures.
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Britain's Watson into third round

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 12:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wimbledon, Watson

Heather Watson beats Jamie Lee Hampton of the United States 6-1 6-4 to become the first British player to reach the third round at this year's Wimbledon.
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US bans Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 11:35
related places: Apple

A court bans sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the US while it decides on the firm's patent dispute with Apple.
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Hollywood writer Nora Ephron dies

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 8:09
related places: Hollywood, Seattle

Nora Ephron - the Hollywood screenwriter behind When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle - dies in New York, aged 71.
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FBI cybercrime sting snares 24

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 22:43

At least 24 people in 13 countries are arrested in a US-led sting operation that targeted the trade of stolen bank card data.
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US house prices 'rise in April'

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 16:35

US house prices rose in almost all major cities in April, the closely-watched Case Shiller survey indicates.
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Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 12:45
related places: Africa

A top US commander says there are signs the big Islamist militant groups in Africa are trying to work together, the BBC's Mark Doyle reports.
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Lochte beats Phelps at US trials

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 8:22
related places: Omaha, Phelps

Ryan Lochte gets the better of rival Michael Phelps in the 400m individual medley on day one of the US Olympic trials in Omaha.
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Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 1:52
related places: Arizona

The US Supreme Court strikes down key parts of an Arizona immigration law, but allows police to check immigration status of those stopped and arrested.
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Tropical storm drenches Florida

Monday, June 25th 2012, 22:12
related places: Florida

Tropical Storm Debby drenches the US state of Florida, knocking out power and leading the governor to declare a statewide emergency.
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US poll spending limits rejected

Monday, June 25th 2012, 21:53
related places: Montana

The Supreme Court reaffirms a 2010 decision that changed campaign finance in the US, quashing a Montana law banning corporate spending in elections.
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No more youth life-without-parole

Monday, June 25th 2012, 16:03

Mandatory sentences of life in prison without parole for juvenile offenders violate the US constitution, the Supreme Court rules.
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India unveils plan to boost rupee

Monday, June 25th 2012, 10:59
related countries: India India

India announces a number of measures to prop up the rupee, which has been falling against the US dollar.
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Shire hit as rival drug approved

Monday, June 25th 2012, 9:53

Shares in pharmaceutical giant Shire fall in early trading after US regulators approve a rival's version of its second-biggest selling drug Adderall XR.
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Wiki founder backs piracy accused

Monday, June 25th 2012, 9:04

A student facing extradition to the US on copyright charges receives the support of Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.
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Pixar princess tops US box office

Monday, June 25th 2012, 8:33
related places: Brave

Brave, the latest animated feature from Disney Pixar, is the top film at North American cinemas, according to early estimates.
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Out of Ethiopia: Is international adoption an ethical business?

Monday, June 25th 2012, 8:11
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Why

Why do so many US adoptions come from one country?
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Bieber keeps Cheryl off top spot

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 17:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber tops the UK album chart, denying Cheryl Cole her third number one record.
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General Hospital wins five Emmys

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 13:25

US TV soap opera General Hospital is the big winner at the Daytime Emmys, picking up five awards, including the prize for best drama.
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VIDEO: Battle rages against US wildfires

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 2:29
related places: Colorado, Utah

Thousands of people are forced from their homes in the US states of Utah and Colorado, after wildfires spread in high winds.
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Jay-Z headlines Hackney Weekend

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 22:22

The US rap star headlines the main stage at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend with Rihanna and Kanye West appearing on stage with him.
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Cowell sues US One Direction band

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 19:31

Simon Cowell's entertainment company Syco is to take legal action against a US band called One Direction.
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VIDEO: Strong winds spread wildfire in Utah

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 18:48
related places: Utah

Firefighters are using planes to tackle a huge wildfire in the US state of Utah, where thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes.
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VIDEO: British dog Mugly named world's ugliest

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 14:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British dog Mugly has won the rather unflattering title of Ugliest Dog in a competition held in the United States.
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US warning of attack in Mombasa

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 12:14
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Mombasa

The US embassy in Kenya warns of an "imminent" threat of attack on the Kenyan city of Mombasa and asks government staff to leave.
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US coach guilty of child abuse

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 6:21

A former US college football coach has been found guilty of 45 counts of child sex abuse over 15 years, a jury has found.
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Sandusky lawyer in verdict doubt

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 1:23

The lawyer for ex-US college football coach Jerry Sandusky says he would be shocked if his client was acquitted on all 48 counts of child sex abuse.
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Doping charges stale - Armstrong

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 22:50
related countries: France France
related places: Armstrong

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong says a US Anti-Doping Agency review board should dismiss "stale" allegations.
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US priest guilty of hiding abuse

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 20:52
related places: Philadelphia

A high-ranking Philadelphia priest is convicted of child endangerment for his role in hiding accused predators in the clergy.
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Washington constitution $10m sale

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 19:58

George Washington's personal, annotated copy of the US constitution sells at auction for nearly $10m, Christie's auction house says.
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Sandusky jury rehears testimony

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 18:59

The jury in the sex abuse case of a former football coach Jerry Sandusky rehears witness testimony, a day after his adopted son joined his accusers.
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Are Iranians banned from buying iPads?

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 16:42

Are Iranians in the US banned from buying iPads?
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William Hill granted US licence

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 9:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK bookmaker William Hill gets the green light to launch its first US operations after being granted a licence by the Nevada Gaming Commission.
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Sandusky son alleges sex abuse

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 3:16

The son of a former US college football coach on trial for child sex abuse says he is also a victim, hours after the jury began its deliberations.
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Can statistics cut the cost of US healthcare?

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 2:43

Can data cut the cost of healthcare?
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Pakistan 'impairing' US diplomats

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 1:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Rising

Rising obstruction of the work of US envoys by officials in Pakistan is "impairing" the work of US diplomats there, a state department report says.
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US shares end with steep falls

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 21:32
related countries: China China
related places: Wall Street

Shares on Wall Street close 2% lower after economic reports in the US, Europe and China all point to weakening economies.
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US court blocks TV swearing fines

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 17:31

US broadcasters who broke the rules on swearing and nudity should not be penalised, the US Supreme Court says.
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Boko Haram men on US terror list

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 16:55
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Three leaders of Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist group are designated as terrorists by the US State Department.
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US car crash politician resigns

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 16:45
related places: California

US Commerce Secretary John Bryson, who was found slumped at the wheel of his car after three crashes in California earlier this month, resigns.
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US 'blocking report on DR Congo'

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 14:12
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The US is covering up information about rebels in the DR Congo, led by a man wanted for war crimes, Human Rights Watch says.
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Gigapixel camera snaps sharp pics

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 13:54

A gigapixel camera capable of creating images with "unprecedented detail" is developed in the US and could eventually become a consumer product.
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