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Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

Wed Oct 22, 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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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

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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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Snowplow driver says he didn't see Total CEO's jet

Wed Oct 22, 2014

The driver of the snowplow that apparently caused the plane carrying the Total CEO to crash at a Moscow airport says he neither saw nor heard the private jet as it sped toward him down the runway in the dark. 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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Total CEO killed in Moscow runway crash

Wed Oct 22, 2014

Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who helped establish the multinational oil company as one of the world's biggest, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was reportedly drunk. 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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Bedouin Israeli doctor mysteriously turns jihadi

Wed Oct 22, 2014

He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern. Full Story

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German firm wins appeal in Spain thalidomide case

Wed Oct 22, 2014

A Spanish court on Wednesday accepted a German pharmaceutical company's appeal against a ruling that had ordered it to pay compensation to 22 Spaniards who blame their disabilities on the drug thalidomide. 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

Wed Oct 22, 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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One American released from North Korea, two remain

Wed Oct 22, 2014

American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held. 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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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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Jerusalem stone may answer Jewish revolt questions

Wed Oct 22, 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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China's Yan Lianke receives Franz Kafka prize

Wed Oct 22, 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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WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

Wed Oct 22, 2014

The World Health Organization is pressing the search for an Ebola vaccine and hopes to begin testing two experimental versions as early as January on more than 20,000 front-line health care workers and others in West Africa's hot zone -- a bigger rollout than envisioned just a few months ago. Full Story