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Canada’s parliament attacked, soldier fatally shot nearby

OTTAWA (Reuters) – A gunman attacked Canada’s parliament on Wednesday, with gunfire erupting near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was fatally shot at a nearby war memorial, stunning the Canadian capital.


Posted on 23 October 2014 | 1:25 am

Palestinian driver rams Jerusalem station killing baby

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A baby died and eight other people were hurt when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop, then police shot the driver as he fled, police and a hospital official said.








Posted on 22 October 2014 | 11:57 pm

Scion of Pakistan’s Bhutto dynasty throws down gauntlet to PM

NAUDERO Pakistan (Reuters) – The scion of Pakistan’s leading political dynasty, emerging from the shadow of his mother and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto seven years after she was assassinated, has vowed to resurrect her party’s flagging fortunes.


Posted on 22 October 2014 | 11:45 pm

Canada’s parliament attacked, soldier fatally shot nearby

OTTAWA (Reuters) – A gunman attacked Canada’s parliament on Wednesday, with gunfire erupting near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was fatally shot at a nearby war memorial, stunning the Canadian capital.








Posted on 22 October 2014 | 11:38 pm

Iraqi Kurds approve sending fighters to aid Syrian town

ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) – Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers approved a plan on Wednesday to send fighters to the Syrian town of Kobani to relieve fellow Kurds under attack by Islamic State militants, marking the semi-autonomous region’s first military foray into Syria’s war.








Posted on 22 October 2014 | 11:14 pm

Mexico says mayor, wife were behind student-teacher disappearances

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A Mexican mayor and his wife were “probable masterminds” behind the disappearance of 43 student teachers last month in the restive southwest, the country’s attorney general said on Wednesday.


Posted on 22 October 2014 | 11:13 pm

UK’s Cameron to object to EU budget plans at leaders’ summit -source

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron plans to use a meeting of European leaders this week to lobby against European Union requests for member states to stump up more money, a British government source said.


Posted on 22 October 2014 | 11:06 pm

Blast outside Cairo University wounds 11: Officials

CAIRO (Reuters) – A bomb outside Cairo University wounded 11 people on Wednesday, among them several police officers, Egyptian officials said.


Posted on 22 October 2014 | 10:55 pm

At U.N., China asked to back human rights case against North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The chief U.N. investigator into human rights cases in North Korea said on Wednesday he has appealed to China to support calls to refer Pyongyang’s actions to The Hague on suspicion of crimes against humanity.


Posted on 22 October 2014 | 10:40 pm

Chinese peacekeepers expected in South Sudan at start of 2015: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Some 700 Chinese peacekeepers are expected to join a United Nations mission in South Sudan at the start of next year, the head of the U.N. operation said on Wednesday, though she appealed for Beijing to deploy the battalion “sooner rather than later.”








Posted on 22 October 2014 | 10:35 pm

Niger buys ‘spy plane’ to combat Sahel militants

NIAMEY (Reuters) – The government of Niger has purchased a reconnaissance plane as part of its effort to combat Islamist fighters and criminal gangs operating on its vast territory, the West African country’s interior minister said on Wednesday.


Posted on 22 October 2014 | 10:32 pm

Saudi Arabia jails al Qaeda suspects over plot to hit U.S. forces

DUBAI (Reuters) – A Saudi court has sentenced 17 people, four of them women, to prison terms of up to 30 years in two separate cases, one of which involving an al Qaeda plot to attack U.S. soldiers in Qatar and Kuwait, the state news agency SPA said.


Posted on 22 October 2014 | 8:08 pm

At least three drugs smugglers killed in attack along Egypt border: Israel

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – At least three attackers in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, probably drugs smugglers, were killed after they opened fire on Israeli soldiers across the border on Wednesday and wounded two, the Israeli military said.








Posted on 22 October 2014 | 7:29 pm

Central African Republic to create rapid intervention unit, reform army

BANGUI (Reuters) – Central African Republic plans to create a rapid intervention unit to help rebuild its army and stamp out persistent inter-religious clashes, the country’s interim leader said.


Posted on 22 October 2014 | 6:54 pm

NATO, Swedish fighters scrambled to intercept Russian plane

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO and Swedish fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a Russian intelligence-gathering plane that briefly entered Estonian airspace on Tuesday, the alliance said on Wednesday.


Posted on 22 October 2014 | 6:42 pm

Nigeria talks with Boko Haram but no sign of girls’ release

N’DJAMENA/MAIDUGURI (Reuters) – Nearly a week after Nigeria announced a ceasefire deal with Boko Haram, which it said would include the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist group, there is still no sign of the girls being freed.


Posted on 22 October 2014 | 5:57 pm

Brazil candidates battle for key prize: Their hometown

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – The two candidates in Brazil’s presidential election runoff on Sunday grew up just seven blocks apart, attending the same elite tennis club, watching movies at the same theater and strolling through the same leafy plazas during the 1960s.


Posted on 22 October 2014 | 5:20 pm

EU to call on Russia to help stabilize Ukraine: statement

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU leaders will urge Russia at a summit this week to do more to stabilize Ukraine, according to a draft statement seen by Reuters, but diplomats expect no change in sanctions on Moscow in the near future.


Posted on 22 October 2014 | 5:09 pm

Al-Qaeda kills 30 Shi’ite rebels in central Yemen: tribal sources

SANAA (Reuters) – Sunni Al Qaeda militants and Shi’ite Muslim rebels have fought a bloody battle in central Yemen, tribal sources said on Wednesday, amid fears of worsening sectarian tension in the impoverished Arabian country.


Posted on 22 October 2014 | 5:05 pm

Hong Kong protesters march after fruitless talks with government

HONG KONG (Reuters) – About 200 Hong Kong protesters marched to the home of the city’s Beijing-backed leader on Wednesday to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock.


Posted on 22 October 2014 | 4:49 pm

World News Headlines – Yahoo News

Obama invites Afghanistan’s new leaders to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has extended new invitations to Afghanistan’s new leaders to visit the White House early next year.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 12:43 am

Top Asian News at 12:30 a.m. GMT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — “A few honeyed words” by North Korea as it tries to avoid a referral to the International Criminal Court has not changed the human rights situation on the ground there, the head of a U.N. commission of inquiry on the North told reporters Wednesday. Michael Kirby then had a rare exchange with North Korean officials, who showed up and challenged the commission’s work during a U.N. human rights event featuring testimonies from North Korean refugees.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 12:32 am

Search for world’s funniest person moves to Vegas

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An international search to find the world’s funniest person is moving to Las Vegas, where people will get to see five finalists square off in an Olympics of comedy that pits France, Finland and other countries against one another.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 12:31 am

Palestinian kills baby at Jerusalem station

Israeli police officers inspect a car at the scene of an attack in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. A Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a three-month-old baby girl and wounding several people in what police called a terror attack. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a three-month-old baby girl and wounding eight people in what police called a terror attack.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 12:28 am

2 dead in shooting attack at Canada’s Parliament

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A gunman with a scarf over his face killed a soldier standing guard at Canada’s war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that rocked the building with the boom of gunfire and forced lawmakers to barricade themselves in meeting rooms. The gunman was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 12:27 am

Lions bring their top-ranked defense to London

In a photo provided by the NFL, Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell speaks to reporters between NFL football practice sessions Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Bagshot, England. The Lions are scheduled to play the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at Wembley Stadium in London. (AP Photo/NFL, Sean Ryan)BAGSHOT, England (AP) — Heading into this weekend's game, the Detroit Lions have the No. 1 defense in the NFL.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 12:06 am

Top Asian News at 12:00 a.m. GMT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — “A few honeyed words” by North Korea as it tries to avoid a referral to the International Criminal Court has not changed the human rights situation on the ground there, the head of a U.N. commission of inquiry on the North told reporters Wednesday. Michael Kirby then had a rare exchange with North Korean officials, who showed up and challenged the commission’s work during a U.N. human rights event featuring testimonies from North Korean refugees.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 12:02 am

Wanderers’ Mullen gets 2nd chance at ACL title

SYDNEY (AP) — Western Sydney Wanderers defender Daniel Mullen is getting a second chance to play in an Asian Champions League final, six years after his first.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 11:58 pm

Slide in energy sector drags US stock market lower

Specialist Michael Gagliano, left, calls out prices as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Stocks are opening mixed as investors look over earnings reports from U.S. companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell broadly on Wednesday, snapping a four-day winning streak for the Standard & Poor's 500 index, as investors shaken by recent swings in the market sold some of their holdings.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 9:21 pm

Arab Idol winner wants to give back to Gaza

Mohammed Assaf, a 24-year-old Palestinian who won last year's TV singing contest Arab Idol, talks during an interview at The Associated Press office in Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Assaf said Wednesday he wants to give back to Gaza, where he grew up, by setting up an arts center nurturing young musicians, writers and actors. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Last year's feel-good winner of the TV singing contest Arab Idol said Wednesday he wants to give back to Gaza, where he grew up, by setting up an arts center nurturing young musicians, writers and actors.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 7:19 pm

World – Google News

Google News

Gunman Panics Canadian Capital, Killing Soldier in Rampage – New York Times


New York Times

Gunman Panics Canadian Capital, Killing Soldier in Rampage
New York Times
A sampling of video and witness accounts of the shootings in the Canadian capital of Ottawa. Video by Caitlin Prentke on Publish Date October 22, 2014. Photo by Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press, via Associated Press. Continue reading the main story.
Canada's parliament attacked, soldier fatally shot nearbyReuters
'Terrorist' murdered soldier 'in cold blood,' Canada's Prime Minister saysCNN
Parliament shooting shocks CanadaWashington Post
ABC News -Wall Street Journal -NBCNews.com
all 3,709 news articles »

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 1:35 am

Mexican Official Links a Mayor to Missing College Students – New York Times


The Hindu

Mexican Official Links a Mayor to Missing College Students
New York Times
MEXICO CITY — The authorities on Wednesday provided a broad account of the apparent abduction of 43 college students last month in southern Mexico, saying that the police in a small city attacked them on orders of the mayor and his wife out of fear they …
Mexico Mayor, Wife Linked to Attack on Students, Mexican Attorney General SaysWall Street Journal
"Mayor ordered police attack on missing students" in Mexico, according to Telegraph.co.uk
Mexico says mayor, wife were behind student-teacher disappearancesReuters
Daily Mail
all 259 news articles »

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 1:04 am

Man plows car into crowd at Jerusalem rail stop, killing baby – CNN


The Guardian

Man plows car into crowd at Jerusalem rail stop, killing baby
CNN
Jerusalem (CNN) — A Palestinian man rammed his car into commuters waiting at a light rail stop in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a baby and wounding several other people, Israeli police said. The driver of the vehicle was shot as he tried to flee, police …
Baby killed, 7 hurt in Jerusalem terror attack; terrorist dies of gunshot woundsHaaretz
Palestinian driver rams Jerusalem station killing babyReuters UK
Palestinian man attacks Jerusalem crowd with car, killing one (+video)Christian Science Monitor

all 716 news articles »

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 12:53 am

Canadians laud sergeant-at-arms for taking down attacker – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Canadians laud sergeant-at-arms for taking down attacker
USA TODAY
Even as downtown Ottawa remained in lockdown and residents cowered surrounded by a sea of police officers, Canadians took to the Internet Wednesday to praise one man who may have prevented further bloodshed. Kevin Vickers, a 29-year veteran of the …
Canadian parliamentarian sergeant-at-arms hailed as 'hero'CNN
Sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers thrust into role of modern-day heroThe Globe and Mail
Sergeant-at-arms hailed as hero in Ottawa shootingCBS News
National Post -ABC Online -Businessweek
all 137 news articles »

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 12:48 am

New search renews hope of finding MH370 – New Straits Times Online


New Straits Times Online

New search renews hope of finding MH370
New Straits Times Online
PERTH: MALAYSIA is optimistic that the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 plane will be found in the new phase of underwater search. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said with the most sophisticated of search tools being used to …

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Posted on 23 October 2014 | 12:46 am

What’s lurking in Sweden’s waters? – BBC News


BBC News

What's lurking in Sweden's waters?
BBC News
Sweden's armed forces say they are looking for a submarine spotted in the country's waters not far from Stockholm and speculation has centred on Russia. But the Russians have scoffed at the claims. line. What kind of submarine could it be? Initially, the …
Russian sub or no, there's a mighty stir in Sweden's watersCNN
Two new sightings of 'crippled Russian submarine'Daily Mail
Swedish Hunt for 'Russian' Sub Recalls the Cold WarTIME
Voice of America -Telegraph.co.uk -The Independent
all 164 news articles »

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 12:40 am

UN Inquiry Chief Rejects N. Korean ‘Charm Offensive’ – Voice of America


Voice of America

UN Inquiry Chief Rejects N. Korean 'Charm Offensive'
Voice of America
A judge who led a United Nations inquiry into North Korea's human rights record says the North should be prosecuted in the International Criminal Court for its dismal record. Retired Australian Judge Michael Kirby spoke to reporters Wednesday in New York, …
UN investigator: North Korea should be charged with human rights violationsCNN
At UN, China asked to back human rights case against North Koreaeuronews
North Korean Diplomats Get an Earful at the UNNewsweek
ABC News
all 236 news articles »

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 12:32 am

Woman charged after remains of 6 infants found in Canada – Fox News


CBC.ca

Woman charged after remains of 6 infants found in Canada
Fox News
A Canadian woman was charged Wednesday after the remains of six babies were found earlier this week in a Winnipeg storage facility. Andrea Giesbrecht, 40, was arrested outside her home in the northern part of the city and charged with six counts of …
100 attend vigil for six dead babies found in storage lockerCBC.ca
Woman accused of concealing infants defrauded senior: court recordsCTV News
Woman arrested in Canada after police discover remains of infantsLos Angeles Times
Winnipeg Sun -Businessweek
all 331 news articles »

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 12:25 am

Ebola and economic challenges set to dominate EU summit – Irish Times


Irish Times

Ebola and economic challenges set to dominate EU summit
Irish Times
By using this website, you consent to our use of cookies. For more information on cookies see our Cookie Policy. X. News · Ireland · World · Politics · Crime & Law · Social Affairs · Health · Education · Environment · Science · Technology · Consumer · Galleries …
EU freedom of movement rules cannot be changed – JunckerBBC News
Juncker defends decision on French, British EU commissionerseuronews
Juncker in warning to Cameron: Freedom of movement within the EU is non The Independent
Telegraph.co.uk -Bloomberg
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Posted on 23 October 2014 | 12:02 am

South Korea Dismantles ‘Propaganda’ Christmas Tree Tower – TIME


TIME

South Korea Dismantles 'Propaganda' Christmas Tree Tower
TIME
A giant steel Christmas tree lit up at the western mountain peak known as Aegibong in Gimpo, South Korea on Dec. 21, 2010. Lee Jin-man—AP. North Korea, which is officially atheist, had long seen the tower as religious propaganda. A South Korean …
Symbolic Christmas Tree at Border Pulled DownThe Chosun Ilbo
Military removes festively lit towerKorea JoongAng Daily
South Korea dismantles 'Christmas tree' tower after protests from PyongyangTelegraph.co.uk
gulfnews.com -New York Times -BBC News
all 142 news articles »

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 10:50 pm