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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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Obama says US underestimated rise of #ISIL

US intelligence agencies have underestimated the activity of armed groups inside Syria, which has become "ground zero" for them worldwide, US President Barack Obama has said in an interview aired by American CBS television.

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Southern #Peru hit by deadly earthquake

At least eight people have been killed by a 5.1 magnitude earthquake that struck a village near Cuzco in southern Peru, a civil defence official has said.

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Indian PM addresses supporters in New York

India's new prime minister Narendra Modi has received a warm reception from the Indian-American community at New York's famed Madison Square Garden arena, on his first visit to the US.

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Policeman shot in US city of Ferguson

A police officer from the strife-hit US city of Ferguson has been shot and the suspect is still at large, law enforcement officials have said.

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#Cuba sentences Canadian CEO for corruption

A Cuban court has sentenced Cy Tokmakjian, a Canadian executive, to 15 years in prison for bribery and other economic charges in a case his company and Western diplomats have called a chilling development for potential foreign investors.

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US man shot after beheading colleague

A worker who had recently tried to convert colleagues to Islam beheaded one of them in a knife rampage after being dismissed from his job in Oklahoma state, according to US police.

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Abbas: #Israel waging war of genocide in #Gaza

President Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has accused Israel of waging a "war of genocide" in Gaza and vowed to pursue its leaders for war crimes.

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