Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a charge of driving under the influence in the US, police said.

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Yes, Boris Johnson did talk to a brick during his conference speech

Johnson uses a brick to make a point as he holds his prop aloft at the Conservative Party Conference.

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White House security breach was sixth this year

The US Secret Service director has told lawmakers she takes full responsibility for the serious breach of White House security when an Army veteran with a knife ...

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Hong Kong protesters issue deadline to government

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have set a Wednesday deadline for a response from the government to meet their demands for reforms after spending another night ...

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Death sentence for rail worker who raped and killed girl on train

A Thai court has sentenced a man to death after convicting him of raping a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train, killing her and then throwing her body out of ...

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Fresh tremors raise fears in Japan

Increased seismic activity has raised concerns about the possibility of another eruption at a Japanese volcano where 36 people were killed last week, forcing rescuers ...

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Netanyahu: Hamas and IS 'share the same creed'

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that Hamas and the Islamic State group (IS) are “branches of the same poisonous tree,” both bent on world domination ...

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Islamic State release another video featuring British hostage

Islamic extremists have released another propaganda video appearing to feature British hostage John Cantlie.

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Knife-wielding intruder 'made it past White House door'

An intruder who jumped a fence at the White House made it further inside the building than the US Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, according to reports.

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