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Soldier, gunman killed in Canada shooting

A Canadian soldier was fatally shot Wednesday near parliament in the capital Ottawa, and his suspected attacker is also dead.

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REUTERS

Al-Qaeda kills 30 Shi’a rebels in Yemen

Sunni al-Qaeda militants and Shi’a Muslim rebels have fought a bloody battle in central Yemen, tribal sources said.

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Assad replaces conflict zone governors

President Bashar al-Assad has replaced five provincial governors, including some overseeing regions that include major fronts in Syria's civil war.

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Nine killed in Baghdad blasts
October 21 2014 at 12:24

Two separate bombings rocked the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, leaving nine people dead, according to officials.

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Hong Kong leader hints at concessions
October 21 2014 at 12:24

Leung Chun-ying says the panel chosen to pick candidates for Hong Kong’s 2017 election could be made “more democratic”.

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Britain sends Reapers to Syria
October 21 2014 at 12:23

Britain will send armed and unarmed drones to fly surveillance missions over Syria to gather intelligence on Islamic State.

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WHO plans Ebola crisis talks
October 21 2014 at 11:49

The World Health Organisation’s emergency committee on Ebola will discuss the scope of the crisis during special talks this week.

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Rousseff and Neves scramble for votes
October 21 2014 at 11:48

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is gaining momentum, but remains locked in a dead heat with Aecio Neves ahead of the election runoff.

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Were cluster bombs used in Ukraine?
October 21 2014 at 11:47

Human Rights Watch has evidence that suggests government forces used cluster munitions in eastern Ukraine.

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Body armour saves Kiev’s Borysenko
October 21 2014 at 11:47

Ukrainian election candidate Volodymyr Borysenko came under a gun-and-grenade attack outside his home.

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Blood ‘potions’ didn’t work for Kim Il-sung
October 21 2014 at 11:47

Former North Korean leader Kim Il-sung reportedly took blood transfusions from people in their twenties in a bid to stay young.

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Lewinsky on bullies and the ‘shame game’
October 21 2014 at 11:07

Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky says her name was dragged through the mud long before the advent of social media.

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Shark bites woman’s canoe
October 21 2014 at 11:05

A woman managed to paddle safely back to shore after a shark targeted her outrigger canoe off the coast of California.

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