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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.

Canada shocked by parliament shooting

Canada shocked by parliament shooting

Canada's capital has been jolted by the fatal shooting of a soldier and an attack on the parliament building in which gunshots were fired outside a room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking.

French riot police clash with migrants seeking UK entry

French riot police clash with migrants seeking UK entry

French riot police in Calais used teargas to ward off hundreds of immigrants seeking to jump on to trucks bound for Britain in a new escalation of tensions in the northern port town.

Thailand tourist murder suspects retract confessions

Thailand tourist murder suspects retract confessions

Two Myanmar men accused of killing two British backpackers on a Thai holiday island have retracted their confessions, their lawyers said, adding further confusion to an investigation that has attracted widespread criticism.

Famed Texas oilman Nelson Bunker Hunt dies

Famed Texas oilman Nelson Bunker Hunt dies

Nelson Bunker Hunt, the Texas oilman once considered the world's richest man before his fortunes were undone by Muammar Gaddafi and his own epic overreaching in the silver market, has died aged 88.

HK protesters plan march on city leader's home

HK protesters plan march on city leader's home

Hong Kong protesters planned to march to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock.

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