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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admits buying drugs

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has admitted buying illegal drugs in the past two years, at a raucous meeting at which city councillors asked him to take a leave of absence.

In recent weeks, Mr Ford, 44, has admitted to smoking crack cocaine while in office and to struggling with drink.

In a vote of 41-2, the council in Canada's largest city requested he take leave. Mr Ford has vowed to stay.

David Willis reports.

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