The director of the US Secret Service has quit following a number of security lapses at the White House.

Body of missing UK teenager Alice Gross found in river

The parents of missing teenager Alice Gross have said they are “completely devastated” after a body found in a river was confirmed as that of the schoolgirl.

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Blasts kill 22, including 10 children, near Syrian school

Twin bombings near an elementary school in Syria killed at least 22 people, including at least 10 children, with the second blast going off as screaming parents ...

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Ukip get Cash injection as Banks boosts party coffers

A former Conservative supporter in the UK called Arron Banks has donated £1m to Ukip after William Hague called him a “nobody”, while a Tory veteran's son has said ...

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Palestinians call for deadline for Israeli withdrawal

Palestinians are asking the UN Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 including ...

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Sandy Hook school evacuated after bomb threat

A bomb threat led to the evacuation of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

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More than 900 chickens killed with a golf club

Authorities in central California are searching for those who broke into a chicken ranch and used a golf club to kill more than 900 birds.

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Chinese TV station urges Hong Kong residents to support 'police enforcement'

Chinese state media has indicated that the central government may be losing patience with the protests, and urged support for decisive action to end them.

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British Govt halts export of sideboard

The British Government has put an export bar on a 19th century sideboard valued at almost half a million pounds in a bid to stop it leaving the country.

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Driver whose speeding egged on another to race, causing three-car crash, gets jail

A driver in England who egged on another motorist to race and caused a horrific crash which killed three women has been jailed for 12-and-a-half years.

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'Time running out' to find surviving members of Nazi death squads

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre has identified dozens of former members of Nazi mobile death squads who might still be alive, and is pushing the German government for ...

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Pro-Russian rebels close in on Donetsk airport

Rebels in eastern Ukraine appear to be successfully closing in on the government-held airport in Donetsk, a strategic victory for the pro-Russian separatists that ...

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Blow for China as Taiwan backs Hong Kong protesters

Taiwan, an island that China's ruling Communist Party has long sought to bring into its fold under the same "one country, two systems" arrangement it has for Hong ...

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Japan volcano death toll climbs to 48

More bodies have been found near the ash-covered summit of a Japanese volcano as searches resumed amid concern of toxic gas and another eruption.

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Team rescues man trapped in cave for 12 days

A Spanish cave explorer has been rescued after spending 12 days trapped about 400 metres (1,300ft) underground in a cave in Peru's remote Amazon region.

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Jamaica planning to decriminalise cannabis

Legislation has been drafted to decriminalise cannabis on Jamaica, where the drug has been pervasive, but prohibited for a century.

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Former 'Pop Idol' judge accused of sex assault bailed

British DJ Neil Fox has been bailed after he was arrested over alleged sex offences against two women.

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Police release wife after US Mayor shot dead

The wife suspected of shooting and killing the mayor of a US city has been released after hours of questioning.

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British jets launch air strikes against IS for first time

RAF Tornadoes successfully destroyed a heavy weapons post and vehicle with a mounted machinegun in support of Kurdish troops.

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Hong Kong leader ignores democracy demands as protests continue

Hong Kong's embattled leader has attended a ceremony to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet pro-democracy demonstrators.

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Police searching for missing teenager find body

A body has been found by UK police searching for missing teenager Alice Gross, Scotland Yard has said.

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'This is not Africa' says health official as first US Ebola case confirmed

A patient at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States.

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