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UPDATE: Shooting locks down Canadian parliament

A gunman shot and wounded a soldier in Ottawa and then entered the country's parliament buildings chased by police, with at least 30 shots fired, according to media and eyewitness reports on...
 

Police: Soldier shot at war memorial in Ottawa

Canadian police say a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa has been by an unknown gunman.
Ottawa police confirmed they had a call at 9:52 a.m. Wednesday with a report...
 

Erdogan says US weapons airdrop on Kobani was wrong

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday it was wrong of the United States to air drop military supplies to Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian border town of Kobani, as some weapons were...
 

EU okays new executive as Juncker vows to seize 'Europe's last chance'

The European Union will have a new executive in place next month led by Jean-Claude Juncker following its approval in a vote by the European Parliament on Wednesday.
Addressing the chamber before...
 

Russia says Ukraine should find money to pay for gas within a week

Ukraine should be able to find ways of paying for Russian gas supplies within a week, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Wednesday, suggesting a standoff would end once Moscow received...
 

Editor who guided Watergate coverage dies at 93

Ben Bradlee, the hard-driving editor who reigned over the Washington Post with the style of a well-dressed swashbuckler and the profane vocabulary of a dockworker as the newspaper helped topple...
 

Onslaught on Yazidis may be attempted genocide -UN

The campaign of Islamic State militants against Iraq's Yazidi minority may be attempted genocide, UN Assistant Secretary-General for human rights Ivan Simonovic said on Tuesday.
"Facts are...
 

Missing sphinx head found at Amphipolis

Archaeologists unearthed the missing head of one of the two sphinxes found guarding the entrance of an ancient tomb in Greece's northeast, as the diggers made their way into the monument's...
 

Pistorius starts five-year term for killing Reeva

Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius started his five-year jail sentence on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, marking the end of a trial that has gripped South Africa and...
 

Pope to visit Turkey as region's Christians flee

Pope Francis will travel to Turkey next month, the Vatican said on Tuesday, his first visit to the predominantly Muslim country which has become a refuge for Christians fleeing persecution by Islamic...