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US House defence bill blocks Obama's plan to close Guantánamo Bay prison

The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a sweeping, $638bn defence bill that would block President Barack Obama from closing the US …

Mali 'suicide-vest workshop found’

<b>A workshop to make suicide bomber vests has been discovered in northern Mali, the French army has said.</b><p>About 5,000kg of fertiliser intended to be used as explosive was also uncovered in Bourem, a town on the Niger River between Gao and Timbuktu.<p>A sample suicide vest and 18 sewing machines were …

Santa Monica gunman left a note, police say

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A farewell note left behind by the Santa Monica gunman expressed remorse for the killing of his father and brother but provided no explanation for the rampage that left them and three others dead.<p>Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks said that the three- to four-page handwritten note …