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Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

Thu Oct 23, 2014

A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Canada's prime minister called it the country's second terrorist attack in three days. Full Story

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British royal couples' 2nd child due in April

Tue Oct 21, 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their second baby is due in April -- the first time they have offered a month for the royal birth. Full Story

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Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola

Wed Oct 22, 2014

Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the Homeland Security Department said Tuesday. Full Story

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Pistorius spends first night in single jail cell

Wed Oct 22, 2014

Oscar Pistorius spent his first night of a five-year jail term in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria, said a prison official. Full Story

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Canadian official IDs Ottawa gunman

Thu Oct 23, 2014

A Canadian official has identified the dead Ottawa gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. Full Story

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Palestinian kills baby at Jerusalem station

Wed 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 eight people in what police called a terror attack. Full Story

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Ancient Greek well yields rare wooden statue

Thu Oct 23, 2014

Archeologists in Greece have uncovered a rare wooden statue preserved in the muddy depths of an ancient well in Piraeus, the port of Athens. Full Story

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Police: Gunmen kill 8 Shiite Muslims in Pakistan

Thu Oct 23, 2014

Four gunmen attacked a minibus carrying Shiite Muslims in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing eight of them, police said. Full Story

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Ebola outbreak forces Liberians into exile

Thu Oct 23, 2014

Henry Boley left Liberia to attend a conference in Nigeria just days after his twins were born. Now, weeks later, he can't get home. Amanda Johnson, a 50-year-old Liberian living in Ghana, awaits her fiance's departure from their home country for their wedding, but refuses to return home because of Ebola. Full Story

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China's Yan Lianke receives Franz Kafka prize

Thu Oct 23, 2014

Yan Lianke, a Chinese author who has seen some of his novels banned in his homeland, has received the prestigious Franz Kafka Prize in the Czech Republic. Full Story

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'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

Wed Oct 22, 2014

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows. Full Story

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Jerusalem stone may answer Jewish revolt questions

Thu Oct 23, 2014

Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theory that the reason Jews revolted against Roman rule nearly 2,000 ago was because of their harsh treatment. Full Story

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Thu Oct 23, 2014

Lawmakers in Iraq's largely autonomous Kurdish region Wednesday authorized peshmerga forces to go to neighboring Syria and help fellow Kurds combat Islamic State militants in the key border town of Kobani, providing much-needed boots on the ground. Full Story

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Gaza rebuilding slowed by trickle of aid, rivalry

Wed Oct 22, 2014

Several dozen tons of cement bags stored in a warehouse are one of the few tangible achievements so far of a $2.7 billion plan to rebuild war-wrecked Gaza Strip. Full Story

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Sax player behind 'Baker Street' solo dies at 60

Wed Oct 22, 2014

Musician Raphael Ravenscroft, who played one of the most famous saxophone solos of all time on Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street," has died. He was 60. Full Story

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Greek bakers encircle monument with ring bread

Tue Oct 21, 2014

Greek bakers in the northern city of Thessaloniki have made a giant "koulouri," a ring bread similar to a bagel, around the city's most visible monument, the medieval White Tower. Full Story

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Argentina demands 'Top Gear' apology from BBC

Tue Oct 21, 2014

Argentina's ambassador to Britain on Tuesday demanded an apology from the BBC over an ill-fated trip by car show "Top Gear" to the South American country. Full Story