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US Secret Service director resigns

The head of the security agency guarding US President Barack Obama has resigned under fire after a series of security lapses came to light involving the president's protection.

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#Mexico captures 'drug lord Beltran-Leyva'

Mexican authorities have captured alleged drug lord Hector Beltran Leyva, the head of a family crime syndicate that waged a bloody conflict with a former ally, the interior ministry confirmed.

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Obama and Netanyahu bid to mend strained ties

Obama's meeting with Netanyahu

US president and Israeli premier have met to discuss strained ties, with Barrack Obama calling for an end to Palestinian civilian deaths and Benjamin Netanyahu warning against leaving Iran with nuclear capabilities.

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Aristide supporters clash with #Haiti police

Supporters of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide have clashed with riot police as they marched through the capital on the anniversary of a 1991 military coup that ousted the country's first democratically elected leader.

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First #Ebola case diagnosed in the US

A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials have announced.

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Obama rode lift with armed ex-convict

Published reports have revealed that US President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret Service security protocols.

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US moves closer to banning landmines

The US has promised to destroy its stockpiles of anti-personnel landmines, and comply with an international prohibition treaty in all areas except the "No Man's Land" on the Korean Peninsula.

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Dismemberment killing trial opens in #Canada

A Canadian man accused of dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing the body parts to schools and political parties around the country has admitted to the killing in court, but his lawyer says he is not criminally responsible due to his mental health.

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Intruder ran 'deep into US White House'

An intruder armed with a knife who jumped a fence and sprinted across the White House lawn earlier this month, got much further into the presidential mansion than previously thought, a report has said.

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Netanyahu says #Iran greater threat than #ISIL

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel's prime minister has warned the United Nations that a nuclear-armed Iran would pose a far greater threat than the armed group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which he compared to the Palestinian group Hamas.

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