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Obama calls student in slut slur

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 21:09

President Obama calls a US law student to offer support after she was attacked by radio host Rush Limbaugh for testifying in support of contraception.
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Hackers controlled Nasa computers

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 18:52

Hackers took "full functional control" of key Nasa computers in 2011, the agency's inspector general tells a US congressional committee.
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Mystery witness in US webcam case

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 17:04

A man allegedly secretly filmed kissing a US university student, who killed himself days later, has told a court he noticed a webcam in the dormitory room.
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Obama warns against Iran strike

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 16:34
related countries: Iran Iran

US President Barack Obama says it would be unacceptable for Iran to have a nuclear weapon but warns against any pre-emptive attack.
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US sprinter Rodgers accepts ban

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 11:14
related places: Rodgers

Former United States 100m sprint champion Mike Rodgers has accepted a nine-month ban for a failed drugs test in July 2011.
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Accused NGO workers leave Egypt

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 10:16
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Seventeen foreign democracy activists at the centre of a row between Egypt and the US are flown from Cairo to Cyprus, a day after a travel ban is lifted.
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US says special forces in India

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 10:13
related countries: India India

US special forces are present in India, engaged in counter-terrorism training, a Pentagon commander reveals, but the US embassy in Delhi says the deployment is not permanent.
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The Wanted at number five in US

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 7:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The group are the highest charting UK boy band in the US charts ever beating Take That's record from 1995.
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Should Iraq veterans get war parades?

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 3:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Should US veterans from the Iraq war get a parade?
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Obama birth proof 'may be forged'

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 2:38
related places: Arizona

A tough-talking Arizona sheriff suggests US President Barack Obama's birth certificate may be a forgery, and calls for an criminal investigation.
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Suspect charged for Ohio shooting

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 2:35
related places: Ohio, Chardon

A 17-year-old accused of a US high school shooting will face juvenile murder charges after allegedly killing and wounding fellow students in Chardon, Ohio.
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McIlroy chases Love in US event

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 23:37
related places: Love, Florida

Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose are in a chasing pack two shots off the lead of US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love at the Honda Classic in Florida.
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Fiery US conservative author dies

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 23:32

Andrew Breitbart, the US conservative author and activist known for publishing embarrassing "sting" videos of left-wing groups, dies, aged 43.
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Midwest tornado death toll rises

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 21:37

A 13th person dies from injuries sustained when tornadoes ripped through the US Midwest, flattening communities and injuring more than 100 people.
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Gap shares soar on strong sales

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 20:30
related places: Gap, February

Shares in Gap jump 7% after the company joins other big US retailers in reporting strong February sales growth.
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US factories sluggish in February

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 17:00
related places: February

The expansion of US manufacturing slowed in February and consumer spending was flat, official figures show.
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Nato troops shot dead in Kandahar

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 14:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Koran

Nato says two of its troops have been killed in Afghanistan, the latest of several attacks following the burning of the Koran by US soldiers.
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Egypt 'ends' travel ban in US row

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 14:38
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt is to lift a travel ban on seven US democracy activists accused of trying to foment unrest in Egypt, judicial officials in Cairo say.
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US court dismisses Sri Lanka case

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 10:06
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A US court dismisses a lawsuit against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa over killings allegedly committed by the army during the civil war.
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Cautious welcome for N Korea deal

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 8:30
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea's pledge to suspend nuclear activities and missile tests receives a cautious welcome from neighbours and dialogue partners.
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Gold tumbles 5% as US fears ease

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 4:26

The price of gold drops sharply as comments by the US Fed chairman raise hopes about the US economic recovery.
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Nato 'can overcome Koran setback'

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 3:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Koran

Protests over the burning of the Koran by US soldiers were "a setback" which can be overcome, Nato's commander in Afghanistan tells the BBC.
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US Midwest storm leaves 12 dead

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 2:50
related places: Kansas

Twelve people die and dozens are injured as a storm hits the US Midwest, bringing devastation to parts of Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee and Kansas.
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Republicans split Michigan spoils

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 2:44
related places: Michigan

US presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum each take 15 delegates after Michigan's primary, despite Mr Romney winning the overall vote.
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Russia's unlikely internet giant

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 1:42
related countries: Russia Russia

How a minor US blog site became a hotbed of Russian dissent
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Sleep quality 'improves with age'

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 1:03

The belief that older people tend to suffer worse sleep may be false - in fact the reverse may be true, according to US researchers.
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N Korea agrees to nuclear freeze

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 0:29
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea has agreed to suspend uranium enrichment, as well as nuclear and long-range missile tests, in return for food aid from the US, officials say.
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VIDEO: Koran protests 'not surprising'

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 0:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The top Nato commander in Afghanistan says he was "not surprised in the least" at the days of protests in Afghanistan in reaction to the burning of Korans on a US military base.
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VIDEO: NK agrees to nuclear moratorium

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 22:06
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea has agreed to suspend uranium enrichment, as well as nuclear and long-range missile tests, following talks with the US.
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Bernanke: US recovery continues

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 20:21

US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the US economic recovery is continuing but growth remains weak and unemployment high.
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US GDP growth is revised up to 3%

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 17:08

The US economy grew at an annualised pace of 3% in the fourth quarter of 2011, government figures show, faster than previously estimated.
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US 'ties N Korea aid to change'

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 12:51
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A top US military official says the issue of food aid for North Korea is now being linked to political progress - contradicting earlier policy.
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Guatemalan faces US extradition

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 10:41
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

A Guatemalan court approves the extradition of an alleged top drug trafficker, Juan Ortiz Lopez, to the US.
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Romney secures primary victories

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 9:28
related places: Arizona, Michigan

US Republican White House contender Mitt Romney pulls off a crucial double win in the Michigan and Arizona primaries, after a tough campaign.
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9/11 remains 'went to landfill'

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 3:34

A report by the Pentagon finds that partial remains of some 9/11 victims ended up in a military landfill site after being cremated at a US air base.
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Obama creates US trade task force

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 2:07

US President Barack Obama creates a new trade body to crack down on unfair practices by US trading partners, including China.
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Romney faces key test in Michigan

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 1:54
related places: Arizona, Michigan

Polls begin to close in the US states Michigan and Arizona, with Mitt Romney facing a Republican primary test in the state where he was born and raised.
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Briton Tappin appears in US court

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 0:43
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man accused of exporting parts for Iranian missiles makes his first appearance in a US court.
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US shares hit pre-crash landmark

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 0:09

The Dow Jones industrial average closes above 13,000 for the first time since May 2008, before the financial crisis, reflecting growing confidence in the US economy.
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Third Ohio school shooting death

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 23:13
related places: Ohio

A third student dies the day after a high school shooting in the US state of Ohio wounded five students, hospital officials say.
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One dead in Ohio school shooting

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 16:50
related places: Ohio

A student has been killed and four others injured by a gunman who opened fire at Chardon High School in the US state of Ohio.
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Extradition wife sobs before MPs

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 16:38

The wife of a Briton extradited to the United States breaks down in tears describing his case to MPs.
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Malaysia cancels show over tattoo

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 12:34
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Allah

Malaysia cancels a concert by US singer Erykah Badu after a publicity photo showed her with the Arabic word for "Allah" tattooed on her upper body.
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Lucy Liu joins US Sherlock cast

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 12:07
related places: Angels, Charlie

Charlie's Angels star Lucy Liu has joined the cast of the re-imagined Sherlock Holmes in the states
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Act of Valour tops US box office

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 9:56

Action movie Act of Valour, which stars real-life Navy Seals, tops the US box office on its debut weekend with takings of $24.5m (£15.4m).
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US denies Mexico drug war failure

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 2:12
related countries: Mexico Mexico

During a tour of Mexico and Central America, US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano says the war on drugs is not a failure.
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Wikileaks reveals Stratfor emails

Monday, February 27th 2012, 20:50

Whistleblowing website Wikileaks begins publishing the first of millions of confidential emails from US-based security think-tank Stratfor.
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Guns N' Roses announce UK tour

Monday, February 27th 2012, 9:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Nottingham

The US rock band will play seven dates across the UK starting in Nottingham on 19 May.
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China condemns US Syria critique

Monday, February 27th 2012, 8:20
related countries: China China, Syria Syria
related places: Beijing

China hits out at US criticism over Syria, with the official Communist Party newspaper describes it as "super arrogant".
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Osama Bin Laden site demolished

Monday, February 27th 2012, 5:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Abbottabad

Pakistan demolishes the compound where US forces killed Osama Bin Laden in the north-western city of Abbottabad in May last year.
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US and South Korea in joint drill

Monday, February 27th 2012, 3:44
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

US and South Korean forces begin military exercises on the Korean peninsula amid warnings from Pyongyang that the drill should not go ahead.
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The American bus revival

Monday, February 27th 2012, 0:27

Are Americans overcoming their dislike of buses?
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Missile suspect due in US court

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 23:59
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Monday

A retired British businessman being held in the US for allegedly selling batteries for Iranian missiles is due in court on Monday.
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Europeans extend Kabul withdrawal

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 17:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, France France, Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kabul

France and Germany follow the US and Britain in withdrawing civilian staff from Afghan government institutions after the killing of two US Nato officers.
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VIDEO: Clinton: Syria risking civil war

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 13:05
related countries: Syria Syria

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she is worried that outside intervention in Syria would only accelerate a civil war.
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VIDEO: Bin Laden's compound demolished

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 4:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Abbottabad

Pakistan is demolishing the compound where US forces killed Osama Bin Laden, in the city of Abbottabad, residents and police say.
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Obama hails Yemen 'new beginning'

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 23:07
related countries: Yemen Yemen

US President Barack Obama says Yemen's presidential election signals a "new beginning" for the country and pledges US support.
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Treasure haul arrives in Spain

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 15:24
related countries: Spain Spain

A haul of coins from a sunken Spanish galleon arrives in Spain after five years of legal wrangling with a US firm over who owned the treasure.
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UN site ablaze in Afghan protest

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 13:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Part of a UN compound in the Afghan city of Kunduz is set ablaze and seven are reported dead in protests over the burning of Korans at a US airbase.
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VIDEO: Treasure haul heads to Spain

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 4:01
related countries: Spain Spain

A haul of gold and silver coins salvaged from a sunken Spanish galleon are heading from the US to Spain after five years of legal ownership wrangles.
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US judge eases Bout's confinement

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 3:05
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: New York

A New York judge orders prison officials to remove Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout from solitary confinement, where he has spent 15 months.
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Missile suspect extradited to US

Friday, February 24th 2012, 23:06
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Texas

A Briton accused of selling batteries for Iranian missiles has arrived in Texas and been taken into custody after being extradited from the UK
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Rutgers 'web spy' student tried

Friday, February 24th 2012, 22:00

US ex-student Dharun Ravi goes on trial, facing 15 charges for spying on a homosexual encounter involving his room-mate, who later killed himself.
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Missile extradition 'a disgrace'

Friday, February 24th 2012, 20:58
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Heathrow

A Briton accused of selling batteries for Iranian missiles describes his treatment as "a disgrace" as he arrives at Heathrow to be extradited to the US.
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Deadliest day in Koran protests

Friday, February 24th 2012, 17:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least 12 people are killed as protests continue for a fourth day across Afghanistan over the burning of Korans at a US air base.
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A Point of View: Making friends the shared currency way

Friday, February 24th 2012, 17:40
related places: Point of View

Why France once wanted a single currency with the US
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Fiat boss warns over Italy plants

Friday, February 24th 2012, 13:49
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Fiat

Fiat's boss, Sergio Marchionne, says two plants in Italy may have to close if they cannot export to the United States.
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VIDEO: More dead in Afghan Koran protests

Friday, February 24th 2012, 13:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Herat

Thousands of enraged Afghans have taken to the streets for a fourth day, after US soldiers inadvertently set fire to copies of the Koran, as the BBC's Orla Guerin reports.
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Williams is 'honorary Irishwoman'

Friday, February 24th 2012, 10:01

US Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams is made an "honorary Irishwoman" as she picks up an Oscar Wilde award three days before the Academy Awards.
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US freezes Japan gangster funds

Friday, February 24th 2012, 6:07
related countries: Japan Japan, Russia Russia
related places: Yamaguchi

The US targets organised crime by freezing the financial assets of two groups - Japan's Yamaguchi-gumi yakuza group and Russia's Brothers' Circle.
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Maryland gay marriage bill passed

Friday, February 24th 2012, 2:55
related places: Maryland

The senate in the US state of Maryland passes a gay marriage bill, making it the eighth US state assembly to approve such a measure.
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US arrests rhino horn smugglers

Friday, February 24th 2012, 1:55
related places: Six

Seven people are arrested in a multi-state rhino horn-smuggling ring, as officials seize $1m (£637,000) in gold ingots and 20 rhino horns.
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Web privacy fears spur US plans

Friday, February 24th 2012, 1:14
related places: White House

The White House unveils a "bill of rights" for web users, calling for stronger privacy protections amid fears that online browsing habits are not secure.
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Mild drought 'caused Maya fall'

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 23:46
related places: New

New research suggests mild drought conditions were enough to cause the collapse of the Central American Maya civilisation after AD950.
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Obama: No quick fix for gas price

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 23:30

US President Barack Obama says there is no "silver bullet" to bring car fuel prices down quickly and defends his energy policy.
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VIDEO: Koran protests continue despite apology

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 23:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

President Barack Obama has apologised to the Afghan people for the burning of Korans by American troops at a US base.
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Wikileaks accused enters no plea

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 21:36

The US Army private accused of leaking classified documents to Wikileaks defers a plea on 22 charges at the start of his court martial.
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Whitney death photo shocks fans

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 17:30

A US tabloid publishes what it claims to be the "last picture" ever taken of the singer in the funeral home.
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Obama apology for Koran burnings

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 17:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul, Koran

President Barack Obama apologises to the Afghan people for the burning of Korans by American troops at a US base outside Kabul.
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US helicopter crash kills marines

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 16:01
related places: Arizona

Seven US Marines are killed in a mid-air collision between two helicopters during a training exercise in Arizona, officials say.
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New Afghan Koran protests erupt

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 13:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least another eight people are killed, including two Nato soldiers, in violence across Afghanistan, after the burning of the Koran at a US base.
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Will Afghan Koran row prove Nato's tipping point?

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 11:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

How Koran burning row exposes US failures in Afghanistan
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One Direction score US chart hit

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 11:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One Direction score the highest debut for a UK act in the US singles chart for almost 14 years, with What Makes You Beautiful.
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UN body bars Sri Lanka diplomat

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 10:09
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A controversial Sri Lankan diplomat, the subject of a US lawsuit accusing him of war crimes, is excluded from a United Nations committee.
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Santorum in spotlight in Arizona

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 4:42
related places: Republican, Arizona, Michigan

Rick Santorum comes under fire from rival US Republican candidates in a crucial TV debate days ahead of two key primaries.
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Yen falls to seven-month low

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 3:58
related countries: Japan Japan

The Japanese yen falls to its lowest level against the US dollar in seven months, positive news for Japanese exporters.
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US and N Korea in nuclear talks

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 2:41
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing, Pyongyang

US and North Korean officials are meeting in Beijing for the first talks on Pyongyang's nuclear programme since the death of Kim Jong-il.
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Rare US comic books fetch $3.5m

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 2:31
related places: New York

A collection of early comic books - including those featuring the debuts of Batman and Superman - is sold for $3.5m (£2.2m) at auction in New York.
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Karzai urges calm over Koran row

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 22:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul, Koran

Afghan President Hamid Karzai urges Afghans "not to resort to violence" after protests over the burning of the Koran at a US airbase near Kabul.
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US dismay at IAEA Iranian visit

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 22:09
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran, White House

The White House expresses disappointment on the barring of UN nuclear inspectors from a site in Iran, calling the visit a "failure" for Tehran.
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Western journalists die in Homs

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 19:27
related countries: France France, Syria Syria
related places: Homs, Western

American Marie Colvin of the UK's Sunday Times and French photographer Remi Ochlik are among 60 people killed as Syria steps up its clampdown.
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VIDEO: Colvin 'defined by her humanity'

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 18:57
related countries: Syria Syria

Tributes have been paid to Marie Colvin, the highly respected American Sunday Times reporter, following her death in the Syrian city of Homs.
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Obama seeks US corporate tax cut

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 18:26

US President Barack Obama proposes a cut in corporate tax and an end to tax loopholes, as part of his election-year strategy on the economy.
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VIDEO: Protests spread over Koran burning

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 16:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Koran

At least six people have been killed and dozens injured in Afghanistan after protests spread over the burning of copies of the Koran at a US airbase.
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Leguizamo to play Del Boy in US

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 10:44
related places: Way

Actor John Leguizamo, known for films such as Moulin Rouge and Carlito's Way, is to play Del Boy in the US remake of Only Fools And Horses.
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US backs Red Cross call for Syria

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 22:46
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Red Cross

The US backs calls by the Red Cross for a humanitarian ceasefire in Syria to allow aid into the worst affected areas.
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Haditha deaths marine discharged

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 21:13
related places: Marine

Former Sgt Frank Wuterich, the only man convicted over the killing of 24 Iraqis in Haditha in 2005, is discharged from the US military.
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Race policy heads to US top court

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 20:29

The US Supreme Court accepts a case that confronts the issue of race in university admissions, after previously upholding affirmative action programmes.
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US apology over Afghan Koran row

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 18:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Koran

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta apologises to the Afghan people for an incident in which copies of the Koran were reportedly burned.
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Romney bid sees funding slowdown

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 17:26

An independent group backing Mitt Romney's US presidential run raised more money in January than his official campaign, figures show.
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