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‘I saw body’

Journalist Josh Wingrove describes the scene in Ottawa where at least one person has been shot.


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Mark Hadlow Photography has added a photo to the pool:

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Shot in the Street

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Skipping school to join ISIS?

German authorities intercepted the accused teen trio at Frankfurt airport and put them on a plane back to the U.S., where they were greeted by FBI agents.


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Let justice work in Ferguson

Paul Callan says the grand jury is the right process to use to decide if charges should be brought against the police officer


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Mighty stir in Sweden’s waters

Be it a Russian submarine or be it not, whatever has been lurking beneath the waves of the Stockholm archipelago since last week is not only drawing threats of martial force from Sweden’s military, it’s also getting on Lasse Schmidt’s nerves.


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US girls stopped in Germany, suspected of trying to join IS

A flag of the Islamic State (IS) is seen in Iraq on September 11, 2014.Washington (AFP) – Three teenage American girls who were suspected of wanting to join Islamic State jihadists were sent home after they were intercepted in Germany, US media reports and officials said Wednesday.



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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.



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Bank robber who bummed cigarette gets 10 years

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh.
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Renee Zellweger: ‘People don’t know me in my 40s’

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2010 file photo, U.S. actress Renee Zellweger arrives for the Jury press conference during the International Film Festival Berlinale in Berlin, Germany. Zellweger says she looks different because she’s “living a different, happy, more fulfilling life.” The 45-year-old Oscar winner issued a statement to People magazine late Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, after she became a trending topic on Twitter, with many fans claiming the actress had become “unrecognizable.” Her appearance at a Hollywood event earlier this week sparked widespread Internet chatter. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Renee Zellweger says she looks different because she's "living a different, happy, more fulfilling life."



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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



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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. …
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Lloyds to cut 9,000 jobs over next three years – sources

A pedestrian passes the head office of the Lloyds Banking Group in LondonLONDON (Reuters) – Lloyds Banking Group will next week announce plans to cut 9,000 jobs over the next three years, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. The cuts amount to about 10 percent of Lloyds' workforce and will be announced as part of Chief Executive Antonio Horta-Osorio's strategy review next Tuesday, the sources said. Horta-Osorio's new three-year plan is expected to include the closure of some branches as the bank responds to a growing number of transactions being executed online, and the automation of some back-office functions. …



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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. …



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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.



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US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

This undated handout photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows a kit that travelers from Ebola-stricken West African nations will be given containing information cards and a thermometer and they will be required to make daily check-ins with state or local health officials to report their status. CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said the check-ins could be in person, by telephone, Skype or Facetime or through employers — CDC was consulting with the state and local officials to help them work that out. (AP Photo/CDC)WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days. That includes returning American aid workers, federal health employees and journalists, as well as West African travelers.



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Canada soldier, gunman dead in Ottawa parliament attack

Police and medical personel move a wounded person into an ambulance at the scene of a shooting at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada, on October 22, 2014Ottawa (AFP) – Gunfire echoed through the Gothic halls of the Canadian parliament Wednesday as police shot dead a gunman who had killed a soldier guarding a nearby war memorial before storming the building.



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Nebraska trucker returns bull mastiff to Arizona

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A dog-loving Nebraska trucker has taken a lost 95-pound bull mastiff on a 1,380-mile trip back to her owners in Arizona.
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Official WHO Ebola toll near 5,000 with true number nearer 15,000

Health worker in protective equipment carries a sample taken from the body of someone who is suspected to have died from Ebola virus, near Rokupa HospitalBy Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) – At least 4,877 people have died in the world's worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, and at least 9,936 cases of the disease had been recorded as of Oct. 19, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, but the true toll may be three times as much. The WHO has said real numbers of cases are believed to be much higher than reported: by a factor of 1.5 in Guinea, 2 in Sierra Leone and 2.5 in Liberia, while the death rate is thought to be about 70 percent of all cases. That would suggest a toll of almost 15,000. …



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Dozens released Ebola-free from Sierra Leone site

CAPTON CORRECTS THE DATE In this grab from video provided by Associated Press Television on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, Ebola survivors Hawanatu Turay, left and an unidentified woman, display their certificates, after being given the all clear, at a treatment centre at Hastings, near Freetown, Sierra Leone. Dozens of Ebola survivors were discharged from a treatment center near Sierra Leone's capital on Wednesday and told they were virus-free. The third group released from the Hastings Treatment center, which included 45 patients, were also issued with health certificates they proudly held up. (AP Photo/Associated Press Television)FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Dozens of Ebola survivors have been discharged from a treatment center near Sierra Leone's capital and told they were virus-free, as police and residents clashed in other areas of the West African country.



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Following Bourdain around the world

Even when you’re snug at home, travel photos open windows onto the world. Instagram users and iReporters have followed along with “Parts Unknown” this season, sharing their photos of spots Bourdain has visited.


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2 dead in shooting attack at Canada’s Parliament

Police converge on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial was shot by an unknown gunman and people reported hearing gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was rushed away from Parliament Hill to an undisclosed location, according to officials. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country's capital was shot to death Wednesday, and gunfire then erupted inside Parliament, authorities said. One gunman was killed, and police said they were searching for as many as two others.



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Full story

2 shooting locations in Canada’s capital
1 shooter reported dead
Search on for more gunmen
Parliament on lockdown


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U.S. jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings

File photo of Blackwater Worldwide guards Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard leaving federal courthouse after being arraigned on manslaughter charges in WashingtonBy Aruna Viswanatha and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a sweeping victory for the U.S. government, a federal jury on Wednesday found four former Blackwater guards guilty on nearly every count they faced in connection with the 2007 killing of 14 unarmed Iraqis at a Baghdad traffic circle. Jurors found three of the ex-guards guilty of manslaughter and weapons charges, and a fourth guilty of murder. The verdict comes more than seven years after the shooting incident that outraged Iraqis and inflamed anti-American sentiment around the world. …



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Ottawa police say male suspect in attack and soldier are dead

OTTAWA (Reuters) – A man suspected of launching an armed attack in Ottawa has died, local police said on Wednesday and confirmed that a male soldier shot at the National War Memorial had also died. “One shooting victim succumbed to injuries … one male suspect has also been confirmed deceased,” the Ottawa Police Service said in a statement. It did not say where the suspect had died. A gunman shot and fatally wounded the soldier at the National War Memorial in central Ottawa, and then entered the country’s parliament buildings, which remain in lockdown. …
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At Berlin Wall, Kerry warns of new East-West tensions

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and US ambassador to Germany John Emerson visit the former Berlin Wall crossing point Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin on October 22, 2014Berlin (AFP) – US Secretary of State John Kerry visited remnants of the Berlin Wall on Wednesday and warned that East-West tensions again threaten freedom in Europe, 25 years after its collapse.



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Inspector: ‘Serious lapse’ at Secret Service

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government investigation Wednesday criticized a bizarre Secret Service assignment that pulled agents from their duty near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute with a neighbor.
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Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

former Blackwater Worldwide guard Nicholas SlattenWASHINGTON (AP) — Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong.



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EPA: Gas mileage inflated on 4 Mini Cooper models

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government has told BMW to reduce the gas mileage estimates on the window stickers on four of its Mini Cooper models after an audit found the figures were overstated.
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