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US terror no-fly list 'doubles'

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 17:21

The number of known or suspected terrorists on the US no-fly list has doubled in the last year, a US official tells the Associated Press news agency.
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VIDEO: Michelle Obama's push-ups success

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 14:32

While appearing on a US talk show hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, Michelle Obama was asked how many push-ups she was able to do.
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Washington votes for gay marriage

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 14:10
related places: Washington

Washington is on track to become the seventh US state to allow same-sex marriage after vote by lawmakers.
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German eats 64-year-old US lard

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 12:42
related countries: Germany Germany

A German pensioner finally tastes some American lard imported 64 years ago, having got approval from food safety experts.
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US 'will cut' Afghan role in 2013

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 11:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US will seek to wind down combat operations in Afghanistan in 2013, the defence secretary says, more than a year before a deadline for withdrawal.
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US artist Mike Kelley found dead

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 11:45
related places: Los Angeles

Artist Mike Kelley, whose unsettling installations helped define contemporary art in Los Angeles, has died at the age of 57.
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Japan carmakers see US sales jump

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 6:02
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese carmakers report a jump in their US sales in January boosted by new models and the restoration of supply chains.
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VIDEO: US to cut Afghan combat role in 2013

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 5:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US Defence Secretary, Leon Panetta, says he hopes American troops in Afghanistan can end their combat role by as early as the middle of 2013, 18 months before the Nato mission in the country is due to end.
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American mosques abandon minarets

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 1:32

Are US Muslims abandoning domes and minarets out of fear?
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Sugar tax needed, say US experts

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 0:00
related places: Sugar

Sugar added to processed foods is as damaging as alcohol and should be regulated, claim US health experts.
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VIDEO: Battle of the TV ads in US primaries

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 23:32
related places: Republican, Florida

Opponents have criticised the money spent by Mitt Romney on the Republican primary elections in Florida, where he had a resounding victory.
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American Airlines cut 13,000 jobs

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 23:25

The loss-making parent company of American Airlines says it will shed 13,000 jobs - around 15% of its workforce.
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Del Boy actor questions US remake

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 17:03

Sir David Jason says he is not convinced an American remake of his best-known show, Only Fools And Horses, can be a success, saying they will struggle with words like ‘plonker’.
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The US cult of Downton Abbey

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 13:32

What's behind US cult appeal of Downton Abbey?
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Contraceptive pill recalled in US

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 10:48

Around one million packets of birth control tablets are being recalled in the US as they might not prevent pregnancy.
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Pitbull to receive top Latin gong

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 8:28

US Rapper Pitbull is to receive the prestigious president's prize at this year's BMI Latin Awards, organisers announce.
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Romney scores big Florida victory

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 6:52
related places: Republican, Florida

US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney wins a resounding victory in the Republican primary election in Florida, according to official results.
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VIDEO: Romney wins: The candidates' speeches

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 3:54
related places: Republican, Florida

US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has won a clear victory in the Republican primary election in Florida, partial results indicate.
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China 'subsidising' part makers

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 2:15
related countries: China China

A US trade group accuses China of providing "illegal" subsidies to car part manufacturers, a practise it says is hurting US firms.
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US home prices continue to drop

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 20:17

Single-family home prices in the US dropped by 0.7% in November, amid weaker consumer confidence.
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New tapes from day Kennedy died

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 19:52
related places: Kennedy, Washington, John F Kennedy

The US National Archives releases long-lost recordings of the Air Force One flight back to Washington on the day of John F Kennedy's assassination.
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AUDIO: Flight recording of JFK's death

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 19:14
related places: Dallas, Washington

The US National Archives has released audio recorded from the Air Force One flight from Dallas back to Washington on the day of President John F Kennedy's assassination.
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Crash SUV lands on US man in bed

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 18:12
related places: New Haven

A man in New Haven, Connecticut, is injured after an SUV crashes through his home and lands on top of him during a police car chase.
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Self-steering bullet researched

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 16:57

US researchers are developing a bullet that guides itself to a laser-illuminated target. But an expert is concerned it may be sold to the public.
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Obama backs Pakistan drone raids

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 16:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

US President Barack Obama defends the use of unmanned drone aircraft to kill suspected militants in Pakistan's tribal areas.
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Somalia hostages returning home

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 13:27
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Somalia Somalia

Danish aid worker Poul Thisted and his American colleague Jessica Buchanan, held hostage in Somalia for three months, are on their way home.
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Pair barred from US after tweet

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 12:51

Tweeting travellers are being told to be extra cautious after two tourists were refused entry to the US due to a "threatening" message.
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Scherzinger to leave US X Factor

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 10:23
related places: Fox

Steve Jones and Nicole Scherzinger are to leave the US X Factor, a spokesman for Fox television confirms.
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Ford honoured by cinematographers

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 9:58

US actor Harrison Ford is to be presented with an outstanding achievement award by the American Society of Cinematographers.
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Opera singer Williams dies at 92

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 9:43
related places: Williams

Camilla Williams, the first black woman to appear in a leading role with a major US opera company, dies aged 92.
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VIDEO: Romney looks for win in Florida

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 9:20
related places: Florida

Republicans in Florida are due to vote for who they want to stand in November's US presidential election, with Mitt Romnney ahead of his biggest rival, Newt Gingrich.
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Has America fallen out of love with wealth?

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 8:05

Has wealth become a liability in the US Republican race?
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New team to probe Florida crash

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 4:21
related places: Florida, Federal

Federal investigators are sent to the scene of a deadly US highway crash that killed 10 people and injured 18 in the state of Florida.
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How 'Europe' became a dirty word in US election

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 3:30

How Europe became a dirty word in the US election
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Japan firms to pay antitrust fine

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 0:58
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's Yazaki Corporation and Denso Corporation agree to plead guilty for fixing prices of auto parts supplied to US manufacturers.
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VIDEO: Mystery illness at US high school

Monday, January 30th 2012, 21:19
related places: Leroy, High

High school students in the small community of Leroy, New York State, have been coming down with strange tics and verbal outbursts, with no obvious cause.
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Cairo embassy refuge for US group

Monday, January 30th 2012, 21:00
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

A group of Americans barred from leaving Egypt are sheltering at the US embassy in Cairo, the state department says.
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Fools and Horses gets US remake

Monday, January 30th 2012, 17:49

Classic TV sitcom Only Fools and Horses is to be remade for a US audience.
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Megaupload data deletion worries

Monday, January 30th 2012, 17:25

A letter from the US Attorney's Office prompts concern that Megaupload users' data may be deleted.
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Husain Haqqani travel ban lifted

Monday, January 30th 2012, 9:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's Supreme Court lifts a travel ban it placed on the country's ex-US envoy, while it probed his role in a scandal over a controversial memo.
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Neeson movie tops US box office

Monday, January 30th 2012, 9:35

Action movie The Grey, starring Liam Neeson as a survivor of an airplane crash, goes straight to the top of the North American box office chart.
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VIDEO: Ten killed in Florida pile-up

Monday, January 30th 2012, 2:46
related places: Florida

At least 10 people have been killed in a multi-vehicle crash on a highway in the American state of Florida.
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Ten killed in big Florida pile-up

Monday, January 30th 2012, 2:25
related places: Florida

Ten people die in a multi-vehicle crash on a smoke-shrouded highway in the American state of Florida.
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What drives US entrepreneurship?

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 17:19

What drives American entrepreneurship?
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Mythical film toast of Sundance

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 13:50
related places: Sundance

A father-daughter drama and a documentary about the US war on drugs clinch top prizes at the Sundance festival for independent film.
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VIDEO: Occupy protesters arrested in US

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 10:28
related places: Oakland

Police have arrested more than 100 protesters from the Occupy movement in the US city of Oakland.
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Yemen's president arrives in US

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 1:34
related places: June

Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh arrives in the US to receive medical treatment for injuries he sustained in an assassination attempt last June.
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US says trade anxieties worsening

Saturday, January 28th 2012, 19:08

US trade representative, Ron Kirk, has warned the US public increasingly feels global trade costs jobs, making it hard to sell any new world deal.
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Sea lions 'shot' on US west coast

Saturday, January 28th 2012, 18:00
related places: Washington

At least eight sea lions have been shot dead in the US state of Washington in the past few weeks, wildlife officials say.
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US fears for Bin Laden 'informer'

Saturday, January 28th 2012, 11:59
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The US defence secretary says he is concerned about a Pakistani doctor arrested for providing intelligence for the US raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.
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VIDEO: Barefoot Bandit sentenced again

Saturday, January 28th 2012, 1:30

The notorious 20-year-old former fugitive known as the Barefoot Bandit has been sentenced by a US federal judge to six-and-a-half years in prison.
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US home invasion killer's blame

Friday, January 27th 2012, 22:27

A man convicted of murdering a woman and her two daughters in a 2007 home invasion denies responsibility, as a judge sentences him to die.
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US economic growth rate picks up

Friday, January 27th 2012, 16:22

The pace of US economic growth quickened to a 2.8% annualised rate in the three months to December, the Commerce Department says.
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Twelve hurt in US casino collapse

Friday, January 27th 2012, 15:52
related places: Cincinnati, Ohio

At least 12 people have been injured after an under-construction casino partially collapsed in Cincinnati, Ohio, emergency crews say.
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Davos 2012: Where to invest this year?

Friday, January 27th 2012, 14:03
related countries: Brazil Brazil, China China, India India, Russia Russia

Where to invest: Russia, India, Brazil, China, US, Middle East? Hear the tips of some of the world's top investors at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
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Call for IMF funds from UK and US

Friday, January 27th 2012, 13:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US and UK should provide more cash to the IMF, the European Union's Economic Commissioner, Olli Rehn, says.
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Carmaker Ford's profits increase

Friday, January 27th 2012, 12:48
related places: Ford

US carmaker Ford has reported a surge in profits in 2011, fuelled by a one-off payment and strong sales in its home country.
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Philippines seeks US defence ties

Friday, January 27th 2012, 12:31
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines confirms that it is discussing ways to "maximise" defence ties with the US amid territorial disputes in the region.
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Composer Clare Fischer dies at 83

Friday, January 27th 2012, 11:11

US jazz composer, arranger and pianist Clare Fischer has died, aged 83.
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VIDEO: Panetta reveals US military cuts

Friday, January 27th 2012, 1:55

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has announced big cuts in the numbers of American ground troops over the next ten years.
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BP ordered to share spill damages

Friday, January 27th 2012, 0:40
related countries: Mexico Mexico

BP must cover some but not all of oil rig owner Transocean's liabilities for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a US judge rules.
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US to cut almost 100,000 troops

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 22:39

The US will cut 100,000 troops from its armed forces, the Pentagon says, as it unveils plans to save $487bn (£310bn) over the next decade.
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Khan must wait on Peterson fight

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 19:59
related places: Peterson

Amir Khan still does not have a deal with Lamont Peterson over a rematch with the US boxer waiting until his appeal has been heard.
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Egypt ban for US politician's son

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 17:26
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The son of US Transport Secretary Ray LaHood is among several foreigners banned from leaving Egypt, weeks after raids on NGOs.
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US durable goods orders rise 3%

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 16:01

Orders for durable goods rose 3% in the US in December, according to official figures from the Commerce Department.
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Geithner won't serve second term

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 5:59

Timothy Geithner says he does not expect to serve a second term as US treasury secretary if President Barack Obama is re-elected.
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US unveils supply chain strategy

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 2:43

The US unveils a strategy at the Davos World Economic Forum to protect the global supply chain in the event of a terror attack or natural disaster.
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Somalia hostages freed in US raid

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 22:39
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Two foreign aid workers kidnapped three months ago are freed unharmed in a US military raid into Somalia during the night.
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Fed not to raise rates until 2014

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 19:40

The Federal Reserve says it does not now expect to raise interest rates in the US until late 2014, sending the dollar lower.
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Tears as Giffords leaves Congress

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 18:00
related places: Congress, House

US Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head last year, resigns from Congress, amid emotional scenes on the House floor.
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Obama takes jobs messages on tour

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 17:47

US President Barack Obama begins a three-day tour to highlight his economic agenda , visiting five states seen as vital to his re-election bid.
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Punch insider trader in £7m fine

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 17:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A US hedge fund is handed a £7.2m fine by the UK financial markets watchdog for trading on inside information about Punch Taverns.
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Murder film Oscar nod sparks row

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 14:03
related places: Oscar

The parents of two of three boys who were murdered in 1993 in the US have said they are "disappointed" that a documentary about the killings has been nominated for an Oscar.
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Obama calls for end to inequality

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 14:03

US President Barack Obama calls for economic fairness as he sets the tone for his re-election bid in his third State of the Union speech.
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VIDEO: Somalia hostages freed in US raid

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 13:43
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Two foreign aid workers kidnapped in Somalia three months ago have been freed in a rare US military raid.
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The suffering middle classes

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 12:36

Politicians woo middle-class voters in Europe and US
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US actor Farentino dies aged 73

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 9:20

US actor James Farentino, who appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows, dies aged 73.
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China confirms second Tibet clash

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 9:13
related countries: China China

China confirms a Tibetan was shot dead in Sichuan province, the second violent clash with security forces this week.
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Zetas Mexico's 'biggest cartel'

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 9:06
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Sinaloa

The Zetas are now the largest cartel in Mexico, overtaking their bitter rival, the Sinaloa cartel, a report by US security firm Stratfor suggests.
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Comedian Jay Leno sued over jibe

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 8:04
related places: California

A lawsuit is filed in California suing US comedian Jay Leno for what it calls "racist" comments on the Golden Temple.
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VIDEO: Obama calls for economic fairness

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 6:46
related places: Union

US President Barack Obama has attacked income inequality as he set the tone for his re-election bid in his third State of the Union speech.
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US unit to probe 'unfair trade'

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 5:14
related countries: China China

US President Barack Obama announces a new trade enforcement unit to investigate unfair practices in countries such as China.
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Megaupload boss denied bail in NZ

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 3:05
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A New Zealand court denies bail to the founder of file-sharing website Megaupload, sought by the US for internet piracy, saying he poses a flight risk.
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US marine 'should serve no time'

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 23:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A US marine should face no time in detention for his part in the killing of 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2005, a judge has recommended.
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VIDEO: Greece has the 'best civil servant'

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 17:54
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek civil servant Panayiotis Karkatsoulis has won an award from the American Society for Public Administration in a country where public servants do not enjoy the best reputations.
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Wealthy Romney reveals 14% taxes

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 16:30

US Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney expects to pay $6.2m in taxes on income of $42.5m over the last two years.
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Idea men feel more pain 'a myth'

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 15:30

Women appear to be more sensitive to pain for certain illnesses, such as neck pain and sinusitis, according to a study of 72,000 US patients.
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VIDEO: Aftermath of storms in Alabama

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 13:04
related places: Monday, Alabama

At least two people have died and dozens were injured when severe storms hit the US state of Alabama on Monday.
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VIDEO: Republicans face off in Florida

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 10:26
related places: Florida

US Republicans Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich traded barbs in a national debate in the US state of Florida, ahead of the primary vote there.
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US defends comedian Jay Leno jibe

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 7:51
related countries: India India

The US defends comedian Jay Leno's right to free speech after India condemned a reference he made to the holiest Sikh shrine.
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Republicans face off in Florida

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 4:08
related places: Florida

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich trade taunts in the first Florida debate ahead of the state's key primary vote, days after Mr Gingrich's South Carolina victory.
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In pictures: Alabama storms

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 2:23
related places: Alabama

Two killed and homes destroyed as storms hit US state of Alabama
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Haditha Marine enters guilty plea

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 20:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The final US Marine to face charges over the killing of unarmed Iraqi civilians in Haditha in 2005 pleads guilty to dereliction of duty.
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US top court curbs GPS tracking

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 17:32

US crime-fighters are banned from planting GPS tracking devices on vehicles without a search warrant, in a Supreme Court ruling.
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Two killed by Alabama 'tornadoes'

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 15:29
related places: Monday, Alabama

A violent storm rushes across the south-eastern US early on Monday, killing at least two people in the state of Alabama.
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Can the US fix its turnout problem?

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 14:32

Can new thinking get more Americans to the polls?
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Eugenides up for US critics award

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 11:07

Novelist Jeffrey Eugenides and the late historian Manning Marable are among the nominees for the US National Book Critics Circle awards.
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Sailor recalls North Korean capture of US ship

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 8:36
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The story of North Korea's prize catch - the USS Pueblo
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US drone 'kills five' in Pakistan

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 8:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A drone attack in a volatile tribal region of north-west Pakistan kills at least five suspected militants, officials say.
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Jay Leno jibe sparks Sikh anger

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 7:31
related countries: India India
related places: Amritsar

India condemns an "objectionable" comment by US comedian Jay Leno on the holiest Sikh shrine, the Golden Temple of Amritsar.
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