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U.S. Secret Service director resigns under fire

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light that exposed gaping holes in the protective cocoon around President Barack Obama.


Special report - Flaws found in Ukraine's probe of Maidan massacre

KIEV (Reuters) - For millions of Ukrainians, it was a crime against humanity. In February, more than 100 protesters were gunned down in the Maidan uprising that toppled the president, Viktor Yanukovich. The victims are now known as “the Heavenly Hundred.”


Suspected Boko Haram fighters mount deadly attacks after Nigeria 'ceasefire'

MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed dozens of people in five attacks on Nigerian villages that occurred after the government announced a ceasefire to enable 200 abducted girls to be freed, security sources and witnesses said on Saturday.


Two gunned down by cops in Penampang believed to be Sulu army recruiters

KUALA LUMPUR: Two men shot dead by police in the vicinity of a shophouse in Penampang Baru, Sabah Thursday evening are suspected to be members of the Sulu Rebel Army and the "driving force" behind the recruitment of new members.


Army clears protesters, fires warning shots in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's army cleared thousands of protesters from the capital and opened fire at state TV headquarters on Sunday, killing one person, as it sought to restore order following the resignation of President Blaise Compaore two days ago.


Situation back to normal after shootout in Penampang

KOTA KINABALU: The situation in Penampang Baru where police enforced a lockdown after a shootout with suspected robbers has returned to normal.


Need more surveillance to curb crime

KUCHING: An Opposition-elected representative is seeking cooperation from the state Government to table a private member’s bill to curb crime by installing more surveillance cameras and increasing community’s crime prevention efforts.


Lax security in focus after attack at Canada's parliament

OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) - Security in Canada's capital came under criticism on Wednesday after a gunman was able to run through the unlocked front door of the main parliament building and get close to Prime Minister Stephen Harper before being taken down in a flurry of gunfire.


Canada probes Michael Zehaf-Bibeau as possible suspect in Ottawa shooting - source

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian police are investigating a man identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau as a possible suspect in the shootings on Wednesday around parliament in Ottawa, a source familiar with the matter said.


Iraqi Kurds approve sending fighters to aid Syrian town

ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers approved a plan on Wednesday to send fighters to the Syrian town of Kobani to relieve fellow Kurds under attack by Islamic State militants, marking the semi-autonomous region's first military foray into Syria's war.