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White House fence-jumper prompts 'deep concerns'

White House fence-jumper prompts 'deep concerns'

The man who breached security at the White House this month raced through several rooms on the main floor, penetrating farther into the building than previously disclosed, a Republican congressman says.

Kiwis pull man from burning car in US

Two Kiwis travelling in the United States have been hailed as heroes after they pulled a man from his burning car.

Three dead in Dutch stunt truck accident

Three dead in Dutch stunt truck accident

Three people were killed, including a child, when a giant pick-up truck span out of control while attempting to perform a stunt demonstration in the Dutch city of Haaksbergen on Sunday, Dutch public television quoted the local mayor as saying.

Al Qaeda figure 'killed by US strike in Syria'

Al Qaeda figure 'killed by US strike in Syria'

A jihadist Twitter account said the leader of the al Qaeda-linked Khorasan group was killed in a US air strike in Syria, SITE monitoring service said after several days of uncertainty over whether he survived the raid.

Hong Kong unrest worst in years

Hong Kong unrest worst in years

Riot police advanced on Hong Kong democracy protesters in the early hours of today, firing volleys of tear gas after launching a baton-charge in the worst unrest there since China took back control of the former British colony almost two decades ago.

31 feared dead in Japan eruption

31 feared dead in Japan eruption

Thirty-one people are presumed dead near the peak of a Japanese volcano that erupted unexpectedly while it was packed with hikers out to admire autumn foliage, sending a huge cloud of ash and rock tumbling down its slopes.

Chelsea's baby thrill for Clintons

Chelsea's baby thrill for Clintons

Chelsea Clinton has given birth to a girl, she said in a statement on social media, giving former president Bill Clinton and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton their first grandchild.

Defying air strikes, Islamic State shells Syrian town

Defying air strikes, Islamic State shells Syrian town

New US-led air strikes against Islamic State fighters failed to stop them from pressing their assault on a strategic Syrian town near the Turkish border, hitting it with shell fire for the first time.

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