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NKorea threatens to 'blow up' White House

NKorea threatens to 'blow up' White House

The row over the Seth Rogan comedy intensifies after state media claim to have evidence the Obama administration was involved in production of the Sony film, reports UK-based daily The Mirror. North Korea has issued a threat to attack US landmarks after claiming to have proof that the government was behind the controversial movie...

Bush and CIA ex-officials rebut torture report

Bush and CIA ex-officials rebut torture report

A long-awaited Senate report condemning torture by the Central Intelligence Agency has not even been made public yet, but former President George W Bush’s team has decided to link arms with former intelligence officials and challenge its conclusions, The New York Times reports. The report is said to assert that the CIA misled Bush...

Obama orders review of policy on US hostage held by militants

Obama orders review of policy on US hostage held by militants

President Barack Obama has ordered a comprehensive review of US policy governing efforts to free Americans being held by militant groups overseas, the White House said on Monday. In recent months, Islamic State militants have beheaded three Americans, including Peter Kassig, an aid worker and former US Army Ranger, whose death was announced in...

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US to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq

US to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq

The US is to send 1,500 more non-combat troops to Iraq to boost Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State (IS) militants, the White House says. The Pentagon said the troops would train and assist Iraqi forces. President Barack Obama authorised the deployment following a request from Iraq's government, the Pentagon added. IS militants control large areas of...

White House questions Ebola quarantines

White House questions Ebola quarantines

The White House has told states that have imposed mandatory quarantines for some travelers from Ebola-hit West Africa that the policy could impede the fight against the disease, while the first health worker isolated under the rules planned to sue. Kaci Hickox, a nurse placed in 21-day quarantine in a New Jersey hospital after...

Another White House fence jumper detained

Another White House fence jumper detained

A man jumped over the White House fence Wednesday night -- but he barely made it onto the lawn before two police dogs took him down, reports CNN. "Dog got him," a Secret Service spokesman said. The Secret Service identified the man as Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Maryland, and said charges against him are...

Monica Lewinsky: I was in love with Bill Clinton

Monica Lewinsky: I was in love with Bill Clinton

Monica Lewinsky has said she "fell in love" with Bill Clinton during a tearful speech describing the pain of being made into a figure of global humiliation. In her first ever public address, the 41-year-old said she wanted "to give purpose to my past" by campaigning against a toxic internet culture that relentlessly hounds individuals in the news. She described herself as "the first person to have [had] their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the internet" and spoke about her part in the affair that nearly ended Clinton's presidency. "I fell in love with my boss...

Michelle Obama's dance VDO with turnip goes viral

Michelle Obama's dance VDO with turnip goes viral

A video of First Lady Michelle Obama dancing with a turnip has gone viral on the internet. The spoof of the pop song Turn Down For What is a nod to her support for healthy eating. She has also been helping school children from Arizona, California, Ohio and Washington, DC harvest the White House kitchen garden.

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China knocks out US after 142 yrs

China knocks out US after 142 yrs

China has toppled America to become the biggest economy in the world, according to figures from the International Monetary Fund. The White House seemed caught flat-footed by the news, crowing on Wednesday about America's relative economic strength in comparison with the rest of the world. The US has been the global leader since it overtook...

Obama, Modi vow to boost ties, create world model

Obama, Modi vow to boost ties, create world model

US President Barack Obama and new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed on Monday to expand and deepen their countries' strategic partnership and make it a model for the rest of the world. In a joint "vision statement" issued after their first meeting at a White House dinner, the two leaders said they would...

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