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Canada gunman made video before attack, police say

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 00:40
The man who killed a Canadian soldier and attacked the country’s parliament building last week made a video of himself beforehand, evidence he was driven by ideological and political motives, police said on Sunday.

South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa killed by intruders

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 18:08
South Africa’s soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead by intruders in a township near Johannesburg on Sunday in what local media reported as a botched robbery.

Dilma Rousseff re-elected president of Brazil

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 16:37
Brazil’s leftist President Dilma Rousseff narrowly won re-election on Sunday after convincing voters that her party’s strong record of reducing poverty over the last 12 years was more important than a recent economic slump.

Secular party confident as Tunisia awaits result of landmark vote

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 15:21
Tunisians voted Sunday in an election seen as critical for democracy in the cradle of the Arab Spring, with the main secular party confident of a strong showing as the vote count started.

Pro-Western parties lead in landmark Ukraine vote

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:21
Ukrainians overwhelmingly backed several pro-Western parties in a landmark parliamentary election Sunday, another nudge in the former Soviet republic’s drift away from Russia.

‘Draconian’ US Ebola quarantines called into question

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 10:06
Tough quarantine rules imposed by US states for those returning from Ebola-hit West Africa were criticised by one of the country’s top health officials Sunday, who warned they could deter aid workers from going there to help fight the epidemic.

Panic as clown terror spreads to southern France

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 07:49
A wave of panic sparked by evil clowns stalking French towns has spread to the south of France where police on Saturday night arrested 14 teenagers dressed as the pranksters, carrying pistols, knives and baseball bats.

Britain’s long war in Afghanistan comes to an end

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 05:42
Britain’s last remaining combat troops in Afghanistan officially ended their operations in the country after 13 years on Sunday as they transferred control of their final military base to the Afghan military.

In pictures: Tunisians turnout in historic parliamentary elections

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 00:15
Tunisians expressed tentative hope for the future as they lined up Sunday to choose their first five-year parliament since they overthrew their dictator in the 2011 revolution that kicked off the Arab Spring.

Candidates neck-and-neck as presidential polls open in Brazil

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 13:18
Brazil’s two presidential candidates, opposition hopeful Aecio Neves and leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff, were neck-and-neck as voting opened in Sunday's runoff election.

Real fight back for 3-1 Clasico victory over Barca

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:26
Real Madrid trimmed Barcelona’s lead at the top of La Liga to one point when they recovered from conceding an early goal to secure a stirring 3-1 comeback win in the ‘Clasico’ on Saturday.

Kurd separatists blamed as three Turkish soldiers shot dead

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:30
Masked gunmen on Saturday shot dead three Turkish soldiers in the restive Kurdish-majority southeast of the country, the army said, blaming separatist "terrorists" for an attack that threatens to undermine a fragile ceasefire.

IS group bids to cut off Kobane, Iraqi Kurds ready to join fight

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 08:05
Islamic State (IS) group fighters made a new bid to cut off the Syrian border town of Kobane from neighbouring Turkey Saturday as preparations gathered pace to deploy Iraqi Kurdish reinforcements.

Video: Paris sex ed exhibition has conservatives hot under collar

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 07:32
An exhibition in Paris aimed at teaching children about love, relationships and sex has upset traditionalists who have collected a 40,000-signature petition to have it stopped.

Iran hangs woman in defiance of international campaign

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 04:04
Iran hanged Saturday a woman convicted of murdering a former intelligence officer she claimed had tried to sexually assault her, defying international appeals for a stay of execution.

Video: Paris Picasso museum celebrates long-awaited reopening

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:15
After extensive renovations, the Pablo Picasso Museum in Paris will reopen Saturday on the anniversary of the artist’s birthday.

Video: Fighting corruption in Ukraine’s election campaign

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:11
Ukraine goes to the polls Sunday in elections set to dramatically reshape parliament after a year of violent upheavals in which a deadly pro-Russian uprising has threatened to splinter the ex-Soviet state.

Mali girl with Ebola travelled while contagious

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 01:24
A two-year-old girl who was both Mali’s first confirmed Ebola case and then death may have exposed ‘many people’ to the disease as she travelled by bus through the country, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday.

Sisi imposes state of emergency in Sinai after deadly car bomb

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 00:36
Egypt declared a three-month state of emergency would begin Saturday in the north and centre of the Sinai Peninsula and closed the border with the Gaza Strip after a suicide car bombing killed 30 soldiers.

New York, New Jersey order Ebola quarantines

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 23:38
Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine for all travelers who have had contact with the disease in West Africa.