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Anthony Weiner apologises for 'personal mistakes'

US Democratic lawmaker Anthony Weiner has resigned his seat in Congress following an internet sex scandal.

He said "the distraction that I have created" had made continuing "impossible".

"I'm here today to again apologise for the personal mistakes I have made and the embarrassment I have caused," he said.

He had been under pressure after lying about a series of online chats with women to whom he sent lewd photos.

Mr Weiner announced his resignation at a news conference in New York.

  • 16 Jun 2011
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