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Toronto mayor loses powers

Embattled Toronto mayor Rob Ford has been stripped of most of his remaining powers as he refuses to quit following revelations that he smoked crack cocaine and threatened to murder someone. During the debate he appeared to push a female councillor.

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Footage shows Toronto mayor in foul-mouthed rant

Toronto mayor Rob Ford has been captured making an expletive-laden rant and behaving erratically in a video obtained by a Canadian newspaper.

The Toronto Star today published new footage of the politician, who this week admitted to smoking crack cocaine, in an apparent state of supreme agitation.

Mayor Ford has insisted he is "not a crackhead" despite having smoked the drug. Credit: Chris Young/The Canadian Press

Ford is heard in the midst of a foul-mouthed rant in which he uses threatening words such as "kill" and "murder", although the target of the mayor's anger is not clear.

Ford has said he was "very, very inebriated" in the video, the Associated Press reported.

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