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Optimistic Obama heaps praise on Clinton

Optimistic Obama heaps praise on Clinton

President Barack Obama painted an optimistic picture of America's future in a speech aimed at giving full-hearted support to Hillary Clinton to help her defeat Republican rival Donald Trump and become the first woman elected US president.

Kaine, Biden lay into Trump

Kaine, Biden lay into Trump

Democratic vice presidential nominee US Senator Tim Kaine laid into Republican candidate Donald Trump, describing the billionaire as "a one-man wrecking crew" who cannot be trusted with America's future.

German police arrest Algerian refugee

German police arrest Algerian refugee

German police have arrested a 19-year-old Algerian refugee who had fled a psychiatric facility earlier in the day yelling, "I'll blow you up," ending the latest in a string of incidents that have set the country's nerves on edge.

Bomb scare at Washington station

Bomb scare at Washington station

US police have declared an all-clear at Washington's Union Station and allowed people to re-enter the train terminal after a bomb threat forced a brief evacuation.

Obama seeks to boost Clinton's campaign

Obama seeks to boost Clinton's campaign

Barack Obama will highlight Hillary Clinton's judgment and toughness as he seeks to boost her campaign to be the first female US president, hoping to hand off the White House to a trusted fellow Democrat and stop Republican Donald Trump.

Military staff dismissed, media shut down

Military staff dismissed, media shut down

Turkey has dismissed nearly 1700 military personnel and closed more than 130 media outlets, official sources say, amid a deepening crackdown that has stirred alarm among Ankara's NATO allies following this month's failed coup.

Hollande under pressure after church attack

Hollande under pressure after church attack

France's government is facing criticism of its security record in the wake of revelations that one of the assailants who slit the throat of a priest at a church altar was a known would-be jihadist under police surveillance.

Police charges in Freddie Gray case dropped

Police charges in Freddie Gray case dropped

Baltimore's top prosecutor has dropped remaining charges against police tied to the death of black detainee Freddie Gray, after failing four times to secure convictions in a case that inflamed the United States debate on race and justice.

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