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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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Oil executive killed in plane crash
October 21 2014 at 04:06

Total CEO Christophe de Margerie was killed in a collision between a plane and a snow plough at a Moscow airport.

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Drunk driver blamed for CEO’s plane crash
October 21 2014 at 08:35

The driver of a snowplough involved in a crash that killed Total CEO Christophe de Margerie was drunk, investigators said.

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US air drops, Turkey help Kobane fight
October 20 2014 at 21:52

Kurds battling jihadists for the Syrian border town of Kobane welcomed a first US airdrop of weapons as Turkey said it will help Iraqi Kurds to support the fight.

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Allies urged to help pay Ukraine gas debt
October 20 2014 at 21:48

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on Ukraine's allies to help the war-scarred nation pay off its gas debts to Russia.

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Israel quizzed on Palestinians' rights
October 20 2014 at 21:45

UN experts questioned Israeli officials over alleged rights abuses ranging from the demolition of Palestinian houses to limited Palestinian access to water.

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Ex-bodyguard held for Pinochet-era murders
October 20 2014 at 21:31

A former bodyguard of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was arrested along with nine other former officials for the kidnapping and murder of 13 people.

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Bus accident kills 20 in Bangladesh
October 20 2014 at 17:01

At least 20 people are said to have been killed and 30 hurt when two buses collided head-on in northern Bangladesh.

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Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds help resist IS
October 20 2014 at 15:58

Turkey was facilitating the passage of Iraqi Kurdish fighters to Kobane to aid Syrian Kurds defending the town against Islamic State militants.

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North Korea warns of ‘unpredictable’ retaliation
October 20 2014 at 15:58

North Korea warned that it would take “unpredictable measures” in retaliation for alleged provocations from South Korea.

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Aquino denies knowledge of ransom payment
October 20 2014 at 15:58

The president of the Philippines denied any knowledge of a reported ransom payment for two German hostages held by terrorists.

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