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Woman throws shoe at Hillary Clinton during speech

A woman hurled a shoe at Hillary Clinton as the former secretary of state was delivering a speech at a Las Vegas hotel, but Clinton dodged it and continued with her remarks, a US Secret Service spokesman said.

Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie said the protester was not a ticketed guest for Clinton's speech at the Mandalay Bay hotel and had been spotted by Secret Service agents and hotel security guards before the incident.

"As agents and hotel security approached her she threw a shoe and was immediately taken into custody by the Secret Service and hotel security," Ogilvie said.

Footage of the incident broadcast by KTNV-TV showed Clinton, 66, crouching to dodge an object as she stood on stage. "Is that somebody throwing something at me?" Clinton asked.

US talk show host posts 'selfie' with Clintons

US talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has done his best to rival Ellen DeGeneres' infamous Oscars 'selfie' by getting Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton to all pose in front of the camera.

However, unfortunately for Kimmel the picture has only been retweeted around 7,000 times compared to over 3.4 million for the Oscars selfie, which featured Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Angelina Jolie and a host of other Hollywood stars.


Clinton clarifies remarks 'comparing' Putin to Hitler

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to clarify comments that left the impression she had compared Russian President Vladimir Putin to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.

In an appearance at the University of California, Clinton said: "The claims by President Putin and other Russians that they had to go into Crimea ... because they had to protect the Russian minorities.

"That is reminiscent of claims that were made in the 1930s when Germany under the Nazis kept talking about how they had to protect German minorities in Poland and Czechoslovakia".

"I just want everybody to have a little historic perspective - I'm not making a comparison certainly, but I am recommending that we perhaps can learn from this tactic that has been used before".

Hillary Clinton addresses 'the loss of a giant among us'

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, calling his death "the loss of a giant among us".

Ms Clinton said Mandela had "demonstrated unequivocally how each of us can choose how we will respond to those injustices and grievances, those sorrows and tragedies that afflict all of human kind".


Hillary Clinton: 'Wrong to reject debate' on spy leaks

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is considering whether to make her second challenge for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, said "people need to be better informed".

She made the comments in reference to revelations leaked by former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden.

We need to have a sensible adult conversation about what is necessary to be done, and how to do it, in a way that is as transparent as it can be, with as much oversight and citizens' understanding as there can be.

It would be going down a wrong path if we were to reject the importance of the debate, and the kinds of intelligence activities that genuinely keep us safe.

This is a problem that is well over a decade old, where these capacities have corresponded with increasing outreach to consumers on the business side and increasing concern about security on the government side.

– Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Clinton calls for 'adult conversation' over Snowden

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called for a "sensible adult conversation" about the boundaries of state surveillance following the leaking of secret files by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Mrs Clinton said it would be "going down a wrong path" to reject a debate in the wake of disclosures about the collection of communications data by America's National Security Agency (NSA) and the Government's secret eavesdropping station GCHQ.

Speaking at Chatham House in London, where she collected a prize for her contribution to international diplomacy, Mrs Clinton told the Guardian: "This is a very important question. On the intelligence issue, we are democracies thank goodness, both the US and the UK."

Hillary Clinton honoured for diplomacy by Duke of York

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been presented with this year's Chatham House Prize in recognition of her contribution to international diplomacy.

The central London institute also commended Mrs Clinton for her work towards gender equality and opportunities for women and girls.

Hillary Clinton received the crystal award and a scroll signed by The Queen from Prince Andrew. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The annual prize is awarded at Banqueting House in Whitehall to the statesperson deemed to have made the greatest contribution to improving international relations in the previous year.

Earlier husband Bill Clinton tweeted a photo of the power couple enjoying a "beautiful morning walk" in Hyde Park. Credit: Twitter/@billclinton

Hillary Clinton awarded honorary degree at St Andrews

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton was awarded an honorary degree from St Andrews University in Scotland today.

She took part in a formal procession through the town, which was watched by many Americans, before the graduation ceremony in the university's Younger Hall.

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton (second R) at St Andrews University Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Clinton with university principal and vice-chancellor Professor Louise Richardson Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Clinton smiles as she receives an honorary degree from St Andrews University Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
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