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White House lockdown lifted, armed suspect in custody WASHINGTON: The White House was briefly placed on lockdown Friday after a man reportedly brandished a weapon at Secret Service agents on the edge of the complex, prompting the officers to shoot him.President Barack Obama was not on the premises at the time of the incident -- the White House said he had gone to play golf at Andrews Air Force Base. CNN, citing an unnamed law enforcement source, said the suspect approached a security checkpoint, where he drew a weapon. Secret Service officers shot the man, who was wounded and taken into custody. His condition was not immediately known. CNN reported that Vice President Joe Biden was at the White House and taken to a secure location during the incident.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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UN says Kenya will honour refugee rights NAIROBI: The UN Security Council said Friday that Kenya's president assured them he will abide by international obligations despite a decision to close the world's largest refugee camp and send Somali refugees home.Kenya hosts around 600,000 refugees, some of whom have lived in the country for a quarter of a century, but the interior ministry this month said it would refuse new refugee arrivals and shut the sprawling Dadaab camp citing security fears.UN Secretary General ...

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UK on Trump invite to 10 Downing St: Not just yet LONDON/WASHINGTON: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Friday that British Prime Minister David Cameron had asked him to visit, but a UK spokesman said no invitation had been extended. The apparent crossed signals were the latest sign of tension between the presumptive Republican Party nominee and the leader of a major US ally, who has criticized Trump's call for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States.Trump, in a morning interview with MSNBC, ...

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Mexico to analyze bones in search of 43 missing students IGUALA DE LA INDEPENDENCIA: Mexico will analyze skeletal remains from an undetermined number of individuals that were found not far from where 43 Mexican students went missing nearly two years ago, officials said Thursday.Investigators found bone fragments including skulls, shin bones, jawbones and teeth of various people, as well as sandals and pieces of clothing, according to a statement from the prosecutor's office in the impoverished southern state of Guerrero. The remains were found late ...

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Clinton's lead over Trump narrows in latest US poll WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton's lead over Donald Trump has narrowed since he became the apparent winner of the Republican presidential nomination, according to a national poll out on Friday.The CBS News/New York Times survey found that 47 percent of registered voters would support Clinton, while 41 percent back Trump. The same survey gave better odds to Bernie Sanders -- Clinton's rival for the Democratic presidential nod -- showing him leading Trump 51 percent to 38 percent. ...

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White House says too soon to tell why EgyptAir plane crashed WASHINGTON: The White House said on Thursday the crash of an EgyptAir plane over the Mediterranean was being investigated and it was too soon to determine what caused the aircraft to go down. "It's too early to definitively say what may have caused this disaster," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said at a briefing. "The investigation is under way. And investigators will consider all of the potential factors that could have contributed to the crash." ...

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Hillary Clinton: EgyptAir crash likely terrorism WASHINGTON: US Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton said Thursday she believes the crash of an EgyptAir passenger jet was likely terror-related."It does appear that it was an act of terrorism," Clinton told CNN in a live interview, after the Airbus A320 flying from Paris to Cairo crashed in the Mediterranean."Exactly how, of course, the investigation will have to determine," she added. "But it once again shines a very bright light on the threats that we ...