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White House fence jumper had knife: Officials White House fence jumper had knife: Officials
WASHINGTON: A man who jumped over a White House fence and entered the presidential mansion was carrying a folding knife and claimed to be an Iraq war veteran, triggering a security review. The White House -- the president`s workplace and home -- is generally regarded as one of the most secure and protected places on the planet. All the more troubling, Secret Service officials said, that the ...
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Bill Clinton says must ''do whatever it takes'' to fight Ebola Bill Clinton says must ''do whatever it takes'' to fight Ebola
WASHINGTON: New initiatives from the United States, Britain, France and other countries to help fight the Ebola epidemic that has been spreading exponentially in West Africa marked a "good beginning," former President Bill Clinton said on Saturday, but said the world will need to do more. "We`re still a little behind the curve but we`re getting there," Clinton told reporters in a conference cal...
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Man jumps White House fence, sparks brief evacuation Man jumps White House fence, sparks brief evacuation
WASHINGTON: A man jumped over the White House fence and ran for several seconds towards the executive mansion on Friday, sparking an evacuation within the complex shortly after President Barack Obama and his daughters departed for the weekend. Journalists and staff were allowed back on to the grounds some time later but a partial lockdown of the northwest side of the building remained in place....
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US aims to keep Iran atomic talks separate from Islamic State US aims to keep Iran atomic talks separate from Islamic State
WASHINGTON: U.S. officials hope to prevent two diplomatic challenges with Iran from colliding next week: the Iranian nuclear program and the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group. Their basic dilemma is how to keep Iran from hardening its stance in the nuclear talks out of a belief, which U.S. officials say would be misguided, that Washington might make nuclear concessions in exchang...
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Sri Lanka hasn't asked for help for its reconciliation bureau:UN Sri Lanka hasn't asked for help for its reconciliation bureau:UN
UNITED NATIONS: Sri Lanka has not asked the UN for help for the Special Bureau of Reconciliation it is setting up to deal with the legacy of the civil war that ravaged the island nation, a UN spokesman said Thursday. The spokesman said in answer to a reporter`s question that while the UN`s Department of Political Affairs provides technical expertise requested by member states, it "has not recei...
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Tropical storm flooding paralyses Philippine capital, 1 dead Tropical storm flooding paralyses Philippine capital, 1 dead
MANILA: Tens of thousands of people fled roof-high floods and one girl drowned in the Philippine capital on Friday as another vicious storm swept across the disaster-plagued country. Rescue workers in trucks and rubber dinghies plucked residents from the tops of flooded homes, after one of Manila's major rivers burst its banks, swamping heavily populated eastern districts. "We're dealing wit...
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The Ed Gillespie for Senate Campaign released a new TV ad today The Ed Gillespie for Senate Campaign released a new TV ad today
LORTON — The Ed Gillespie for Senate Campaign released a new TV ad today, reminding voters of Senator Mark Warner’s broken promise that he wouldn’t support a health care reform plan that would take away health care plans that people have and like. Shortly after making the proimse, Mark Warner voted for the Affordable Care Act, which he continues to support. A report this week found that nearly ...
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Virginia Police Benevolent ACA Endorses Ed Gillespie for Senate Virginia Police Benevolent ACA Endorses Ed Gillespie for Senate
Lorton, VA – The Virginia Police Benevolent Association recently held a political screening for those candidates running for various offices in the upcoming election. During the screening process Ed Gillespie demonstrated why his experiences and values make him uniquely qualified to represent the voters of Virginia. He also demonstrated that he is committed to making strong effective law enforceme...
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Death toll in Nigeria building collapse rises to 80: Rescuers Death toll in Nigeria building collapse rises to 80: Rescuers
Lagos: The death toll from a collapsed guesthouse at a megachurch in Nigeria`s financial capital Lagos has risen to 80 after more bodies were pulled from the rubble, rescuers said on Thursday. The guesthouse at popular preacher and televangelist TB Joshua`s Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) came down last Friday, leaving scores trapped in the debris. "The death toll is now 80. We recov...
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Islamic State seizes villages in Syria as drone scouts skies Islamic State seizes villages in Syria as drone scouts skies
Beirut: Islamic State fighters captured villages and besieged a Kurdish city in northern Syria near the border with Turkey on Thursday in a major assault that prompted a commander to appeal for military aid from other Kurds in the region. With the United States planning to expand military action against Islamic State from Iraq to Syria, a surveillance drone was spotted for the first time over...
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