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Fence-jumper prompts White House lockdown

Fence-jumper prompts White House lockdown

A man jumped the White House fence and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, a Secret Service spokesman said.

Shooting shakes Canadians' sense of security

Shooting shakes Canadians' sense of security

A gun attack targeting the heart of Canada's government has shaken the country's closely guarded image as a sanctuary from the kinds of mass violence that plague the United States.

Mayor, wife 'behind student teacher disappearances'

A Mexican mayor and his wife were "probable masterminds" behind the disappearance of 43 student teachers last month in the restive southwest, the country's attorney general says.

Japan prosecutors set to rule on possible Fukushima indictments

Japan prosecutors set to rule on possible Fukushima indictments

Japanese prosecutors must decide this week whether to charge Tokyo Electric Power executives for their handling of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, in a process that could drag the operator of the stricken nuclear plant into criminal court.

Britain to tighten charities laws to tackle terrorism funding

Britain to tighten charities laws to tackle terrorism funding

British Prime Minister David Cameron will announce plans to tighten the law to help stop charities being used as a front to raise funds for terrorist groups.

North Korea frees American captive

North Korea frees American captive

North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, and he is being flown home to his family in Ohio, the White Рouse saidю

Argentina makes formal complaint over 'Top Gear'

Argentina makes formal complaint over 'Top Gear'

Argentina's ambassador in London has made a formal complaint to the BBC, accusing Jeremy Clarkson, the host of globally popular TV motoring show "Top Gear," of provocative and insulting behaviour during the filming of an episode in Argentina.

Spanish nurse test negative for Ebola

Spanish nurse test negative for Ebola

A Spanish nurse infected with Ebola in Madrid while caring for a priest who later died of the virus has been cleared of the deadly disease after testing negative two times in a row.

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