An armed man who jumped the White House fence this month made it far deeper into the mansion than previously disclosed, overpowering a Secret Service agent inside the North Portico entrance and running through the ceremonial East Room before he was tackled, according to a member of Congress familiar with the details of the incident.
Afghanistan and the United States on Tuesday signed a deal to allow about 10,000 US troops to stay in the country next year, as new President Ashraf Ghani took a major step towards mending frayed ties with Washington.
Britain's interior minister on Tuesday proposed measures to ban extremist groups and curb the activities of radical Islamist preachers even if they have committed no crime, in a move denounced as "wholly wrong" by campaigners.
China's first high-security biosafety laboratory will be ready for use by December, in a move hailed as a "crucial" moment in the fight against pathogens such as the Ebola virus, officials said on Tuesday.
Nearly half of the world's elderly receive no pension, while many of those who do receive too little and are widely seeing their benefits slashed, the International Labour Organization said on Tuesday.