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White House fence jumper sparks evacuation

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A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him, the Secret Service said. President Obama had departed the White House just minutes earlier.
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49 Turks kidnapped by IS militants freed: PM

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49 Turks kidnapped by IS militants freed: PM
Istanbul (AFP) - Dozens of Turkish nationals held hostage by Islamic State jihadists in northern Iraq for more than three months have been released, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Saturday.

As G20 chases growth goal, members differ on how to get there

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CAIRNS Australia (Reuters) - As the Group of 20 leading economies meet to change no less than the "destiny" of the global economy, members remain divided on how to get there with Germany pushing back at U.S. calls for more government stimulus.

Indonesian Aceh proposes 100 lashes for gay sex

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Indonesian Aceh proposes 100 lashes for gay sex
Banda Aceh (Indonesia) (AFP) - Gay sex could be punishable by 100 lashes of the cane in Indonesia's staunchly conservative Aceh province if parliament passes a draft law that critics say violates basic human rights.

Shells leave Ukraine's coal miners digging for survival

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Shells leave Ukraine's coal miners digging for survival
VILKHIVKA (Ukraine) (AFP) - They spend much of their day clearing their gardens of shrapnel, digging up potatoes or chopping wood to prepare for the fast-approaching winter.