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Bush says a military strike on Iran is an option

The Bush administration has put the Iranian nuclear problem centre-stage once more. As Iran continues to refuse to give up its nuclear energy

The Bush administration has put the Iranian nuclear problem centre-stage once more. As Iran continues to refuse to give up its nuclear energy

Business

Starbucks to close 600 coffee shops in US

When times are hard, something has to give. And for many Americans, eager to cut back on their spending, a cosy afternoon latte has become one luxury

When times are hard, something has to give. And for many Americans, eager to cut back on their spending, a cosy afternoon latte has become one luxury

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Hollywood braces for potential actors' strike

Tinseltown is still recovering from industrial action by writers. Now, actors are in the starring role, amid fears a pay dispute could bring the

Tinseltown is still recovering from industrial action by writers. Now, actors are in the starring role, amid fears a pay dispute could bring the

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Americans want death penalty for USS Cole bomber

US military prosecutors are demanding the death penalty for a man believed to be a senior al- Qaeda leader behind the bombing of the USS Cole in

US military prosecutors are demanding the death penalty for a man believed to be a senior al- Qaeda leader behind the bombing of the USS Cole in

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Obama and Clinton bury the hatchets

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has been holding a joint fund-raising dinner in Washington with former rival Hillary Clinton. After

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has been holding a joint fund-raising dinner in Washington with former rival Hillary Clinton. After

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Briton who killed family faces life without parole in US

A British man who murdered his wife and baby in the United States, then hid their bodies and fled home to the UK, has been found guilty of their

A British man who murdered his wife and baby in the United States, then hid their bodies and fled home to the UK, has been found guilty of their

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Bush pays visit to flooded Midwest

President Bush flew in to get a close up view of the damage caused by the flooding Mississippi river. With homes and farmland across the Midwest

President Bush flew in to get a close up view of the damage caused by the flooding Mississippi river. With homes and farmland across the Midwest

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Gay couples celebrate marriage in California

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. But for many happy couples, marriage is something really new. Robin Tyler and Diane

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. But for many happy couples, marriage is something really new. Robin Tyler and Diane

Business

Lehman Brothers reports big losses

One of the largest US securities companies, Lehman Brothers has reported a second-quarter loss of some two billion euros.It also said today it would

One of the largest US securities companies, Lehman Brothers has reported a second-quarter loss of some two billion euros.It also said today it would

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Obama has private meeting with Clinton

Speculation over an Obama-Clinton ticket for the US presidential election has intensified with news the erstwhile rivals met privately last night

Speculation over an Obama-Clinton ticket for the US presidential election has intensified with news the erstwhile rivals met privately last night

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New Yorkers consider possible Obama/Clinton ticket

It is Hillary Clinton’s home state, but many commuters and tourists in New York were happy at Barack Obama’s victory. The first-term Senator has

It is Hillary Clinton’s home state, but many commuters and tourists in New York were happy at Barack Obama’s victory. The first-term Senator has

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Obama launches search for a running mate

A day after becoming the Democratic Party’s presumptive Presidential candidate, Barack Obama has begun his search for a running mate. Obama has

A day after becoming the Democratic Party’s presumptive Presidential candidate, Barack Obama has begun his search for a running mate. Obama has

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Bush warns Olmert of Iran threat

US President George W. Bush has told Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that Iran poses a serious threat to peace. The White House talks came a day

US President George W. Bush has told Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that Iran poses a serious threat to peace. The White House talks came a day

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Obama prepares for coming battle

So is it next stop the White House for Barack Obama. Having got this far the dream is very much alive. He faced many challenges along the way, not

So is it next stop the White House for Barack Obama. Having got this far the dream is very much alive. He faced many challenges along the way, not

Science_technology

Monkey experiment raises hope for the handicapped

U.S. researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have taught monkeys to feed themselves with a human-like robotic arm using only

U.S. researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have taught monkeys to feed themselves with a human-like robotic arm using only

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US film legend Mel Ferrer dies aged 90

US actor, director, producer and writer Mel Ferrer, whose career spanned some 60 years, has died at the age of 90. He appeared in more than 100 films

US actor, director, producer and writer Mel Ferrer, whose career spanned some 60 years, has died at the age of 90. He appeared in more than 100 films

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Obama has the numbers, but Clinton hangs on

Hillary Clinton has paid tribute to her opponent but stopped short of officially conceding the race. She had reportedly said earlier she was “open”

Hillary Clinton has paid tribute to her opponent but stopped short of officially conceding the race. She had reportedly said earlier she was “open”

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McCain on attack as presidential race begins

Republican John McCain launched his November election campaign for the White House with an early attack on his Democrat rival Barack Obama. McCain

Republican John McCain launched his November election campaign for the White House with an early attack on his Democrat rival Barack Obama. McCain

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Obama makes political history in the US

He has made political history as the first African American to win the presidential nomination of a major US party. Barack Obama has scored enough

He has made political history as the first African American to win the presidential nomination of a major US party. Barack Obama has scored enough

Europe

US Homeland Security more demanding on EU

Another thing for Europeans to think about before flying to the USA: Washington wants everyone to fill in a form electronically – on the Internet or

Another thing for Europeans to think about before flying to the USA: Washington wants everyone to fill in a form electronically – on the Internet or

Business

Car giant GM crops giant cars

The giant American car-maker General Motors cutting back on making giant American cars. With the spiralling cost of fuel hitting traditional

The giant American car-maker General Motors cutting back on making giant American cars. With the spiralling cost of fuel hitting traditional

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Clinton wins in Puerto Rico but is still way behind

In the US, Hillary Clinton’s victory in Puerto Rico’s Democratic primary is still not enough to catch up with Barack Obama. The former first lady has

In the US, Hillary Clinton’s victory in Puerto Rico’s Democratic primary is still not enough to catch up with Barack Obama. The former first lady has

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Democrats compromise over Florida and Michigan

There’s disappointment today in the Clinton camp after the rules committee of the US Democrat Party sounded a death knell for its presidential

There’s disappointment today in the Clinton camp after the rules committee of the US Democrat Party sounded a death knell for its presidential

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Hollywood mourns death of Sydney Pollack

The world of cinema is paying tribute to Sydney Pollack, who has died at the age of 73. “He made the world a little better,” said George Clooney of

The world of cinema is paying tribute to Sydney Pollack, who has died at the age of 73. “He made the world a little better,” said George Clooney of

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US director Sidney Pollack dies at the age of 73

The American film director, producer and sometime actor Sidney Pollack has died of cancer at the age of 73. Pollack was diagnosed with the disease

The American film director, producer and sometime actor Sidney Pollack has died of cancer at the age of 73. Pollack was diagnosed with the disease

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Clinton says sorry for Kennedy remarks

Hillary Clinton faced a barrage of criticism following remarks she made about the 1968 assassination of Robert Kennedy as she defended her decision

Hillary Clinton faced a barrage of criticism following remarks she made about the 1968 assassination of Robert Kennedy as she defended her decision

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Obama camp hails pledged delegate victory

Barack Obama has lost a primary but he believes he now has the Democrat presidential nomination in his grasp. Even as Hillary Clinton took two thirds

Barack Obama has lost a primary but he believes he now has the Democrat presidential nomination in his grasp. Even as Hillary Clinton took two thirds

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The show will go on, vows Clinton

Hillary Clinton is showing no signs of giving up her battle to carry the Democrat colours into the US presidential election in November. After

Hillary Clinton is showing no signs of giving up her battle to carry the Democrat colours into the US presidential election in November. After

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Kentucky-Oregon could seal Democrats' nomination

The voters of Kentucky and Oregon are writing what could be the final chapter in the epic saga of who will carry the Democrat colours into the

The voters of Kentucky and Oregon are writing what could be the final chapter in the epic saga of who will carry the Democrat colours into the