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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 a room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was fatally shot at a nearby war memorial, jolting the Canadian capital.








Posted on 22 October 2014 | 10:07 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 | 9:23 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 | 9:18 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

Baby killed when Palestinian drives into Jerusalem train stop: police

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A baby was killed and eight people were injured when a car slammed into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop on Wednesday, emergency services said, in what police described as a “terrorist attack”.


Posted on 22 October 2014 | 7:50 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

U.S. trial for Libyan al Qaeda suspect, bin Laden associate delayed

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. terrorism trial of suspected al Qaeda figure Abu Anas Al-Liby and accused Osama Bin Laden associate Khalid al-Fawwaz has been postponed for more than two months until Jan. 12, 2015.








Posted on 22 October 2014 | 4:13 pm

Burkina Faso opposition rejects referendum plan, calls for protests

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – Opposition parties in Burkina Faso accused President Blaise Compaore on Wednesday of preparing a “constitutional coup d’etat” and called for nationwide protests against moves to remove a two-term limit for the presidency.


Posted on 22 October 2014 | 4:09 pm

Air strikes kill around 25 Islamic State fighters in Iraq: residents

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Coalition air strikes killed around 25 Islamic State fighters on Wednesday near the northern Iraqi city of Baiji, residents told Reuters.








Posted on 22 October 2014 | 4:06 pm

Brazil’s Rousseff pulls ahead of Neves as election nears

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff pulled ahead of opposition candidate Aecio Neves in another poll on Wednesday and looks like a slight favorite heading into what is expected to be the country’s tightest election in decades.








Posted on 22 October 2014 | 4:03 pm

Kerry says no deal made with North Korea in release of American

BERLIN/SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday there had been no deal with North Korea in the release of one of three detained Americans but that Washington was willing to resume talks if the reclusive country took steps towards denuclearization.


Posted on 22 October 2014 | 3:58 pm

Catalans: independence drive will intensify unless Madrid negotiates

LONDON (Reuters) – After scuppering a referendum, Spain risks intensifying Catalonia’s push for independence unless it negotiates over transferring more powers, the region’s economy minister said.


Posted on 22 October 2014 | 3:40 pm

Indonesian cabinet delayed after anti-graft body blocks candidates

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo failed to finalize his cabinet on Wednesday after the country’s anti-corruption agency rejected eight candidates, underlining the challenge he faces in fulfilling election promises of a government free from graft.


Posted on 22 October 2014 | 3:10 pm

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Canada’s parliament attacked near where prime minister was speaking, Harper safe

By Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) – At least one gunman entered Canada’s parliament buildings on Wednesday and many shots were fired just outside the room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was addressing a meeting of legislators. Harper was safely removed from the building but parliament was locked down. Eyewitnesses said at least 30 shots were fired in dramatic scenes in the heart of the Canadian capital. “PM (Harper) was addressing caucus, then a huge boom, followed by rat-a-tat shots. We all scattered. …

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 6:49 pm

Albania PM seeks to ease tensions with Serbia

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his office in Tirana, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Albania’s prime minister has told the Associated Press that a heated spat with Serbia over a soccer match triggered by drone would not derail a common effort to seek faster European Union membership. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's prime minister said Wednesday that his nation and Serbia must try to end decades of hostility toward one another by focusing on major issues such as their mutual desire to join the European Union, not last week's dispute over a soccer match.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 6:48 pm

Ferrer beats Seppi to advance at Valencia Open

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Top-seeded David Ferrer powered his way past Andreas Seppi 6-3, 7-5 to reach the second round of the Valencia Open on Wednesday.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 6:47 pm

Appeal sought in Puerto Rico gay marriage case

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal court judge has rejected an attempt to end a ban on same-sex marriages in Puerto Rico, saying political order itself depends on traditional marriage and deriding the logic of courts that have overturned such bans. The five gay couples who filed the suit will appeal, their attorney said Wednesday.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 6:45 pm

Tourists watch solar alignment in Egypt temple

People visit the Great Temple of Ramses II, to observe the sun to send a beam of light into the ancient temple's dark inner chamber for over ten minutes in Abu Simbel, 870 kilometers (540 miles) south of Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Hundreds of people visited the temple to watch the sun illuminate colossal statues, a rare 3,200-year-old astronomical ceremony that happens twice a year. (AP Photo/Ibrahim Zayed)ABU SIMBEL, Egypt (AP) — Hundreds of visitors have gathered at the Great Temple of Ramses II in Egypt to watch the sun illuminate colossal statues, a rare 3,200-year-old astronomical ceremony that happens twice a year.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 6:44 pm

Canada parliament attacks: Live Report

Police guard the scene of a shooting at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, CanadaOttawa (AFP) – 18:43 GMT – Pictures? – Authories ask the public to send in any pictures of videos of the suspect via email to NatDiv_Media_DivNat@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 6:44 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. The Estonian Foreign Ministry called the Russian ambassador to the ministry and gave him a protest note over the incursion, the Estonian defense forces said. Fighters from Denmark as well as Portuguese F-16s from NATO’s air policing mission in the Baltics took off after radar detected an unidentified aircraft flying close to NATO airspace in the Baltic Sea, NATO said. …

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 6:42 pm

Iraqi Kurds approve sending fighters to aid Syrian town

Turkish Kurds warm themselves around an open fire as they watch the Syrian town of Kobani, near the Mursitpinar border crossing, on the Turkish-Syrian borderBy Isabel Coles and Dasha Afanasieva 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. Kobani lies on the border with Turkey and Islamic State fighters keen to consolidate territorial gains in northern Syria have pressed an offensive against the town even as U.S.-led forces started bombing their positions. …

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 6:35 pm

Iraqis return to school after delay from unrest

Iraqi students take part in assembly at al-Kenuz primary School in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Iraqi students went back to school on Wednesday amid tightened security as the academic year began a month late because thousands of people displaced by last summer's onslaught by the Islamic State group had taken shelter in school buildings. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi students returned to school on Wednesday amid tightened security as the academic year began a month late because thousands of people displaced by last summer's onslaught by the Islamic State group had taken shelter in school buildings.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 6:34 pm

Canada PM in parliament at time of shooting: lawmaker

RCMP and Ottawa police cruisers stand guard after a shooting at the National War Memorial near the Canadian Parliament on October 22, 2014 in Ottawa, CanadaOttawa (AFP) – Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper was meeting with lawmakers in Parliament at the moment when a gunman opened fire in the building Wednesday, a senator who attended the meeting said.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 6:33 pm

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Baby killed, 7 hurt in Jerusalem terror attack; terrorist dies of gunshot wounds – Haaretz


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Baby killed, 7 hurt in Jerusalem terror attack; terrorist dies of gunshot wounds
Haaretz
A three-month-old baby was killed and seven other people were wounded on Wednesday evening when a Palestinian drove his car into a light rail train station near Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem and ran over over passersby disembarking from the train.
Israel Says Palestinian 'Terrorist' Driver Kills InfantWall Street Journal
Driver Plows Into Group at Jerusalem Train Station, Killing Baby, Police SayNew York Times
Palestinian man attacks Jerusalem crowd with car, killing oneChristian Science Monitor
Los Angeles Times -Jerusalem Post -Reuters
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 9:54 pm

Canada’s parliament attacked near where PM Harper was speaking – Reuters


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Canada's parliament attacked near where PM Harper was speaking
Reuters
OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada's capital was jolted on Wednesday by the fatal shooting of a soldier and an attack on the parliament building in which gunshots were fired outside a room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking. The gunman in the …
Canadian parliament in lockdown after shootingTelegraph.co.uk
Suspect identified in shooting at Canada's ParliamentLos Angeles Times
Ottawa Shootings Paralyze Canada's Capital: Tick TockBusinessweek
CBC.ca -The Australian -Bloomberg
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 9:44 pm

Mayor, wife accused of ordering attack on Mexican students – Los Angeles Times


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Mayor, wife accused of ordering attack on Mexican students
Los Angeles Times
A fugitive mayor and his drug lord-connected wife ordered an attack on rebellious students that ended in the deaths of six people and disappearance of 43, Mexico's top law enforcement official said Wednesday. Mexico attorney general. Yuri Cortez …
Mexico: Mayor linked to deadly attack on studentsKansas City Star
Mexico mayor 'ordered attack on missing students'RTE.ie

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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 9:36 pm

US jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings – euronews


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US jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings
euronews
Canada police investigating Michael Zehaf-Bibeau as possible suspect in Ottawa shooting, source familiar with matter tells Reuters. U.S. jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings. Reuters, 22/10 23:07 CET. By Aruna Viswanatha and Julia …
Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq killingsSFGate
Four Blackwater guards found guilty in 2007 Iraq shootings of 31 unarmed civiliansWashington Post
4 ex-Blackwater guards guilty of deadly Iraq shootingUSA TODAY
The Daily Star -Fox News -Los Angeles Times
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 9:29 pm

Estonia Demands Explanation Over Russian Spy Plane – Voice of America


Voice of America

Estonia Demands Explanation Over Russian Spy Plane
Voice of America
Estonia has summoned the Russian ambassador after a Russian spy plane entered the Baltic country's airspace without permission. A spokeswoman for the Estonian Foreign Ministry said the Baltic country considers the violation serious and “demands an …
Russian Aircraft Intercepted by NATO Forces After Entering AirspaceTIME
NATO: Russian Aircraft Briefly Entered Estonian Airspace This WeekWall Street Journal
Russia's Defense Ministry Denies Claims That Russian Il-20 Breached Estonian RIA Novosti
Newsweek -ITAR-TASS -Channel News Asia
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 9:08 pm

Two new sightings of ‘crippled Russian submarine’ – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Two new sightings of 'crippled Russian submarine'
Daily Mail
Sweden's military is probing two new observations that could be evidence of a suspected Russian submarine near the country's capital – and is prepared to do use any means necessary to force it to the surface, a military spokesperson said. Swedish forces …
Sweden could use force against suspected foreign subBBC News
Swedish Hunt for 'Russian' Sub Recalls the Cold WarTIME
Sweden Scales Back 'Submarine' HuntVoice of America
CNN -The Independent -Washington Post (blog)
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 8:35 pm

Oscar Pistorius begins first day in hospital wing of prison – Los Angeles Times


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Oscar Pistorius begins first day in hospital wing of prison
Los Angeles Times
More than 20 months after he shot his girlfriend to death, South African double amputee athlete Oscar Pistorius spent his first full day in prison Wednesday with eight cellmates, all of them disabled. There are two blind men, another amputee with a prosthetic …
Judges split on televising courts after Pistorius trialThe Times (subscription)
Oscar Pistorius gets five-year ban from Paralympics, but International Olympic National Post
Oscar Pistorius spends first night in single jail cellZee News
The Independent -Telegraph.co.uk -Daily Mail
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 8:29 pm

UN urged to refer North Korea to war crimes court – Indian Express


Indian Express

UN urged to refer North Korea to war crimes court
Indian Express
In this file photo, North Korea's Deputy UN Ambassador Ri Tong Il speaks during a news conference at UN headquarters in New York. Agence-France Presse | United Nations | Posted: October 23, 2014 1:04 am. A judge who led a ground-breaking inquiry of …
War crimes referral urged for North KoreaSky News Australia
UN inquiry head rejects N. Korea's 'honeyed words'Washington Post

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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 7:36 pm

S. Korea scraps ‘Christmas tree’ tower – gulfnews.com


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S. Korea scraps 'Christmas tree' tower
gulfnews.com
SEOUL: South Korea said Wednesday it had dismantled a Christmas tree-shaped tower near the border with North Korea which had previously been used for a seasonal lights show that drew angry protests from the atheist regime in Pyongyang. North Korea …
S Korea takes down propaganda 'Christmas tree'Independent Online
S. Korea dismantles border Christmas treeWashington Post

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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 1:38 pm

2nd Ship to Join Hunt for Missing Malaysian Plane – ABC News


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2nd Ship to Join Hunt for Missing Malaysian Plane
ABC News
A second ship was preparing to join the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean on Wednesday, as Malaysia's defense minister expressed confidence the plane will be found. The Discovery, provided by Dutch contractor …
Malaysia '99.9% Sure' Of Finding MH370Sky News
Malaysia confident flight MH370 will be foundNews24
New lead in missing MH370 plane as experts say 'contrails' could be keyDaily Mail

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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 11:10 am