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White House intruder 'had 800 bullets in car'

A man who broke into the White House last week had more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car, and had been arrested in July with a rifle and a map on which the mansion was marked, a bail hearing has been told.

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Nasa's Maven spacecraft enters Mars orbit

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has entered orbit around Mars for an unprecedented study of the planets atmosphere following a 710 million kilometer journey that began nearly a year ago.

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Global rallies urge action on climate change

Hundreds of thousands of people have rallied across the globe in an international day of action on climate change, with the purported largest mobilisation of its kind in New York City.

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Man with knife breaks into White House

A man carrying a knife broke into the White House hours after Barack Obama had left, in one of the biggest breaches of US presidential security in years.

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Kerry says #Iran can help tackle #ISIL threat

John Kerry

Iran can play a role in confronting and destroying the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said.

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Guilty plea in US embassy bombings

An Egyptian man has pleaded guilty in a New York court to charges of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people.

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#Ukraine leader appeals to US for lethal aid

President Petro PoroshenkoUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko has appealed to the US Congress to give his soldiers lethal military equipment for their fight against pro-Russian separatists, saying that one cannot win the war or keep the peace with blankets and night vision goggles.

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US lawmakers back plan to arm Syrian rebels

House of Representatives

US lawmakers have voted to authorise training and arming of vetted Syrian rebels to combat fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a crucial step in President Barack Obama's bid to thwart the self-declared jihadist group surging across Iraq and Syria.

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US could deploy ground forces in #ISIL fight

American ground troops could be deployed against Islamic State and the Levant (ISIL) fighters in Iraq, according to the most senior US military officer.

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Obama to announce plan to beat #Ebola

The US is set to announce it will expand its response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, with plans to deploy 3,000 troops and reallocate at least $500m in humanitarian budget.

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