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world Soldier shot near Canadian parliament

Gunman shoots soldier at national war memorial, before running towards nearby parliament with more shots reported.

6 minutes ago // Mercury News

world British man faked coma for years to avoid court; surveillance video exposes ruse

LONDON AP -- He might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card. A British fraudster who pretended to be quadriplegic and sometimes comatose for two years to avoid prosecution has been convicted after police caught him on camera driving and strolling around

7 minutes ago // ABC

world Canadian Soldier Shot at War Memorial

Soldier shot at National War Memorial in Ottawa, Parliament in lockdown as shots ring out

7 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Guard Shot Near Canada Parliament

Police were searching for the assailant as armed officers locked down Canadas parliament building and Prime Minister Stephen Harper was moved out of the area.

8 minutes ago // ABC

world Cops: Soldier Shot Near Canadian Parliament, Incident Ongoing

A suspect opened fire at a Canadian war memorial near Canada???s Parliament in Ottawa today, injuring at least one person and prompting local police to warn citizens to ???stay away??? due to an ongoing police incident.???

11 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world China's president gives blogger 15 minutes of fame -- and scrutiny

Its not every day that the leader of the worlds most populous country gives a shout-out to a blogger after all, how much time does Chinese President Xi Jinping have to troll the Internet?

12 minutes ago // ABC

world WWI Casualties Reburied After DNA Identification

DNA analysis gives 11 bodies a name and family history in WWI reburial

12 minutes ago // CBS

world American freed by North Korea is back in U.S.

Jeffrey Fowle lands at Air Force base near Dayton, Ohio; had been held after Bible got him in trouble

13 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Iraqi Kurds to send forces to Syria's Kobane

Kurdish authorities agree to send Peshmerga fighters to northern Syrian town to fight ISIL after Turkey allows passage.

13 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Falling Commodity Prices Lift India's Economy

The slump in global commodity prices, especially for energy, is proving a boon to India.

13 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Soldier Shot Near Canadian Parliament, Authorities Say

A suspected shooter was at large in Ottawa, Ontario Wednesday, firing shots in Canada's parliament after first shooting a soldier nearby, reports say.

13 minutes ago // ABC

world Canada Police Warn People in Ottawa to Stay Away From Windows, Roofs After Parliament Shooting

Canada police warn people in Ottawa to stay away from windows, roofs after Parliament shooting

14 minutes ago // UPI

world Russian economy no longer growing

Ed AdamczykMOSCOW, Oct. 22 UPI -- Growth of the Russian economy halted in September, data from its economy ministry indicated Wednesday.

15 minutes ago // Reuters

world Air strikes kill around 25 Islamic State fighters in Iraq: residents

BAGHDAD Reuters - Coalition air strikes killed around 25 Islamic State fighters on Wednesday near the northern Iraqi city of Baiji, residents told Reuters.

16 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Wrong-way driver dies in head-on crash with big rig on 15 Freeway

A motorist who died in a head-on crash while driving the wrong way on the northbound 15 Freeway in Rancho Cucamonga early Wednesday may have been suicidal, officials said.

16 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Ethiopia, 30 years after the famine

Three decades after images that shocked the world, country has become darling of the global development community and the scourge of the human rights lobby Continue reading...

17 minutes ago // ABC

world Erdogan: US Airdrop to Kurds in Kobani a Mistake

Turkish President Erdogan says US airdrop of weapons to Kurds in Kobani a mistake

17 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world WorldViews: Pakistan has lots of problems. Now add cannibalism.

As fright-seekers in the United States prepare for Halloween, lawmakers in Pakistan are working to try to prevent their country from producing the worlds next real horror story. Until now, there has been no law in Pakistan against cannibalism, a fact that has fueled persistent rumors of crazed residents roaming cemeteries and streets searching for their next meal. Thankfully, many of the tales appear to be just that unfounded legends passed down over the decades.

19 minutes ago // Reuters

world EU to call on Russia to help stabilize Ukraine: statement

BRUSSELS Reuters - EU leaders will urge Russia at a summit this week to do more to stabilize Ukraine, according to a draft statement seen by Reuters, but diplomats expect no change in sanctions on Moscow in the near future.

20 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Report: Child poverty in the U.S. is at highest point in 20 years

Child poverty in America is at its highest point in 20 years, putting millions of children at increased risk of injuries, infant mortality, and premature death, according to a policy analysis published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

20 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Five takeaways from the Lakers' preseason loss to Phoenix Suns

Here are five takeaways from the Lakers' 114-108 overtime exhibition loss to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night:

20 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Laemmle to offer liquor in theaters and open new rooftop restaurant

The Laemmle Monica 4-Plex plans to join the new wave of luxury movie theaters by offering alcoholic beverages to drink inside its theaters along with two new eateries as part of a larger renovation project, reports the Santa Monica Daily Press.

20 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Ebola and Africa: Geographic misunderstandings scaring tourists away

When the first U.S. case of Ebola was diagnosed in Dallas, did you cancel your fall foliage tour of New England? When American healthcare workers infected with the fatal disease were flown to Atlanta for treatment, did anyone you know cancel a family trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.?

21 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world APEC Finance Ministers Look to Infrastructure to Boost Growth

Finance ministers from Pacific Rim nations said the global economy still faces persistent weakness in demand and they looked to infrastructure spending to boost growth.

21 minutes ago // BBC

world IRA let down abuse victims - Adams

Sinn Fin leader Gerry Adams apologises to sex abuse victims "let down" by the IRA during the Troubles.

22 minutes ago // Mercury News

world Canadian soldier shot at war memorial in Ottawa

OTTAWA, Ontario AP -- A gunman shot a Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday, police said.

22 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Soldier shot near Canadian parliament

Gunman shoots soldier at national war memorial, before running towards nearby parliament buildings.

22 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Football: Sierra Canyon players need a lesson in blizzard conditions

Chatsworth Sierra Canyon traveled to Bishop last week for a football game, and some of the players apparently thought they were going to play at Lambeau Field in blizzard conditions.

24 minutes ago // Reuters

world Iran president denounces bill to empower Islamic vigilantes

DUBAI Reuters - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came out on Wednesday against a parliamentary bill to empower vigilantes who enforce Islamic morals, strongly re-asserting a moderate agenda that had taken a back seat since his election last year.

24 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Orphan baby elephant rescued from well

An elephant calf has been air rescued after he fell down a well in the remote region of Milgis Lugga in Northern Kenya.

25 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Police arrest 2 people on terror charges

LONDON British authorities have arrested two people on terror charges as it continues to conduct counter-terror operations related to Syria at a brisk pace.London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement Wednesday that a 25-year-old woman was arrested in Bedfordshire, north of London, on suspicion of planning a terror act. Police raided two properties as part of the investigation.A second person, a 32-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of attending a place used for ter

26 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Iraqi Kurds authorize sending fighters to Kobani

IRBIL, Iraq The parliament of the Kurdish regional government in Iraq voted Wednesday to authorize sending Kurdish fighters known as peshmerga to the embattled town of Kobani in Syria, where fellow Kurdish fighters are facing an onslaught by militants of the Islamic State group.Peshmerga spokesman Halgurd Hekmat in Irbil said Wednesday there is still a lot of uncertainty on details, including how many forces will be sent and when.The vote comes two days after Turkey said it

26 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world KIPP charter school group aims to double enrollment in Los Angeles

One of the nations largest charter school organizations is announcing on Wednesday an ambitious expansion plan to more than double its enrollment in the Los Angeles area over the next six years.

27 minutes ago // BBC

world Shots fired inside Canada parliament

A gunman fired several shots at the Ottawa War Memorial, reportedly wounding a soldier, and then continued the attack inside the nation's parliament nearby.

28 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Police: soldier shot at war memorial in Ottawa

OTTAWA, Ontario A gunman shot a Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday, police said. Witnesses said the gunman entered Parliament and shots rang out.People fled Parliament by scrambling down scaffolding erected for renovations, witnesses told the Canadian Press news agency. The top spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Harper was safe and had left Parliament Hill.

29 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Report of shots fired at Canadian Parliament

Gunfire was heard inside Canadas Parliament Wednesday morning shortly after asoldier was reported shot at the nearby National War Memorial. The parliament building has been locked down, and initial reports from politicians at the scene suggest that a lone shooter has been killed.