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United States: news

Cisco sees profits rise over 43%

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 22:32
related places: Cisco

US technology giant Cisco says rising quarterly sales show that its cost-cutting plans are bearing fruit.
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US-Japan marine deal resurrected

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 20:31
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa, Marines

The US and Japan resurrect a deal to move thousands of US Marines from Okinawa, but the future of a major base on the island remains unclear.
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VIDEO: Michelle Obama's sack race triumph

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 18:43

Michelle Obama has been showing off her fitness prowess in a series of chat show appearances in the US.
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Three Gatsby stage plays planned

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 16:15

Three different stage versions of the American classic novel The Great Gatsby are set to take place later this year, it is announced.
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Egypt PM dismisses US aid threat

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 14:46
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's prime minister says it will not be persuaded by the potential loss of US aid to end a probe into foreign-funded non-governmental organisations.
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Santorum's hat-trick stuns Romney

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 13:43
related places: Republican

US conservative Rick Santorum wins races for the Republican presidential nomination in three states, upsetting front-runner Mitt Romney.
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US to cut Baghdad embassy staff

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 13:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The United States is looking to cut the size of its embassy in Iraq - the largest and most expensive US diplomatic mission, officials say.
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Egypt 'risks rupture in US ties'

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 10:42
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Three leading US senators warn Egypt the risk of a "disastrous" break in ties has rarely been greater, as it plans to try 43 pro-democracy activists.
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VIDEO: Santorum wins primary hat-trick

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 10:41
related places: Colorado, Minnesota

US presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has won the contests for the Republican Party nomination in Minnesota, Missouri, and Colorado.
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India and Iran reach oil pay deal

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 6:11
related countries: India India, Iran Iran

India reaches an agreement with Iran to process payments for its crude oil imports, as US-led sanctions against Iran are tightened.
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VIDEO: US court backs gay marriage

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 5:49
related places: California

A US court has ruled that a ban on same-sex marriages in California is unconstitutional.
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US drone 'kills 10' in Pakistan

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 5:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A missile attack by an unmanned US drone aircraft in north-west Pakistan kills 10 suspected militants, Pakistani security officials say.
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VIDEO: Preserving New York's 'Little Syria'

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 22:16
related places: Arab

New Yorkers work to save all that remains from an early centre of Arab-American life.
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Yahoo board in another shake-up

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 22:11

Yahoo's chairman and three other board members step down as the tumult at the US web portal continues.
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California court backs gay unions

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 19:57
related places: California

A California court rules that a bar on same-sex unions is unconstitutional, in the latest stage of a long-running battle over the issue in the US state.
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Catholic anger over US pill rule

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 19:51
related places: White House

US Catholic leaders strongly criticise the White House over a healthcare rule that would make Catholic institutions cover birth control for employees.
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Obama to give back campaign funds

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 17:27
related countries: Mexico Mexico

US President Barack Obama's election campaign is to return some $200,000 of funding linked to the family of a Mexican fugitive.
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US to deport Liberia ex-warlord

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 12:45
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Former Liberian rebel leader George Boley should be deported from the US over his role in the civil war of the 1990s, a judge rules.
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Suu Kyi campaigns for Burma polls

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 7:23
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi campaigns as an official election candidate, as the US eases one of its sanctions.
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US tightens Iran bank sanctions

Monday, February 6th 2012, 22:33
related countries: Iran Iran

US President Barack Obama places new sanctions on Iran, blocking government assets held in the US, including the Iranian Central Bank.
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Obama: 'I deserve a second term'

Monday, February 6th 2012, 21:28
related places: White House

President Barack Obama tells a US network that he deserves a second term in the White House, as a poll puts his approval rating above 50%.
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Mars co-operation near collapse

Monday, February 6th 2012, 14:56
related places: America

US space agency officials let their European counterparts know that it is now highly unlikely that America will participate in joint missions to the Red Planet in 2016 and 2018.
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US and Israel 'in unison' on Iran

Monday, February 6th 2012, 14:33
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

The US is working closely with Israel to use diplomacy to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power, President Barack Obama says.
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Radcliffe beaten at US box office

Monday, February 6th 2012, 13:54
related places: Black

Chronicle, a film about teenagers with super powers, beats Daniel Radcliffe thriller The Woman in Black to top the North American film chart.
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Support pledged for Yuvraj Singh

Monday, February 6th 2012, 12:42
related countries: India India

Messages of support pour in for India cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who is undergoing treatment for cancer in the United States.
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JFK mistress reveals new details

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 22:38

Mimi Alford, a former mistress of President John F Kennedy, reveals new details of their relationship in a book, according to US media reports.
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US anger at Syria veto 'travesty'

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 20:35
related countries: China China, Russia Russia, Syria Syria

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton deplores as a 'travesty' Russia and China's veto of a UN resolution condemning Syria's violent crackdown on protesters.
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Lana Del Rey conquers album chart

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 19:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey goes straight in at number one in the UK album chart with her debut release Born To Die.
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Mitt Romney wins Nevada caucuses

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 12:35
related places: Republican, Nevada

Front-runner Mitt Romney declares victory in the Republican caucuses in Nevada, as he seeks to win his party's presidential nomination.
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Yuvraj diagnosed with lung cancer

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 9:49
related countries: India India

India batsman Yuvraj Singh is undergoing treatment for cancer in the United States his physiotherapist confirms.
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Acting veteran Ben Gazzara dies

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 20:27
related places: New York, Broadway

US film and Broadway actor Ben Gazzara has died in New York at the age of 81.
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Wikileaks suspect to face trial

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 1:49

US soldier Bradley Manning, charged with leaking thousands of classified documents to Wikileaks, will face a court martial, says the US Army.
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Lance Armstrong team probe closed

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 0:04

US prosecutors close an investigation into allegations of criminal conduct over doping claims in a cycle team partly owned by Lance Armstrong.
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FBI probes Anonymous phone hack

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 23:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The FBI investigates how activists linked to Anonymous obtained a recording of a phone call between US and UK police on their operations against hacking.
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Anger over NY police Muslim memo

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 23:12
related places: New York

Civic groups from around the US are urging New York's attorney general to investigate the New York Police Department surveillance operations.
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US job numbers show strong growth

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 21:45

The US economy created 243,000 jobs in January, while the unemployment rate fell to 8.3%, official figures show.
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Cancer charity in funding U-turn

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 21:09

A major US breast cancer charity reverses a decision to cut funding to reproductive health group Planned Parenthood, after a furious outcry.
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Obama urges 'keep recovery going'

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 20:48
related places: Congress

Barack Obama challenges Congress to keep the recovery going as new data shows unemployment down to its lowest rate in three years.
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US girl home after huge tumour op

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 19:55

Nine-year-old Alannah Shevenell returns home more than three months after undergoing a transplant of six organs to remove a potentially deadly tumour.
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Sinai gunmen release US tourists

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 18:02
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Sinai

Two US women tourists and their Egyptian guide who were kidnapped in the south of Egypt's Sinai peninsula have been released, security sources say.
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Can the US Army embrace atheists?

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 14:48

Can the US Army bring itself to accept atheists?
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Artist set for Facebook windfall

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 14:13

A US graffiti artist who painted Facebook's offices is set to become a millionaire when the social network begins trading as a public company.
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Megaupload bail appeal rejected

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 11:48
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Kim Dotcom's bail appeal is rejected by a New Zealand Court, as US campaigners hint at legal action to prevent files being deleted.
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Donald Trump endorses Mitt Romney

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 2:49
related places: Republican, Romney, Las Vegas

Billionaire US businessman Donald Trump announces in Las Vegas that he is endorsing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
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Senate backs insider trading ban

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 2:04
related places: Congress

The US Senate approves a bill aimed at banning members of Congress from profiting from stock trades made with specialised insider knowledge.
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VIDEO: German eats 64-year-old US lard

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 0:49
related countries: Germany Germany

A German pensioner who received a tin of American lard 64 years ago in an aid package has only just tasted it, after discovering that it is still edible.
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VIDEO: Donald Trump endorses Mitt Romney

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 21:53

American business magnate Donald Trump has endorsed the US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney
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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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