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Canadian MPs in lockdown tweet of terror fears, toilet line ups

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian lawmakers locked down inside parliament for up to 10 hours turned to Twitter to send messages to their friends and families letting them know they were safe albeit exhausted. Politicians across the political spectrum, often at odds over serious issues, were united in their concern and dismay after a gunman launched an attack on the building #Arabic #Business #China #India #Japan #Latin America #Mexico #Russia #Technology #United States

20 mins ago

Ottawa shooting shakes Canadians’ sense of security

CALGARY/TORONTO (Reuters) - A gun attack targeting the heart of Canada's government has shaken the country's closely guarded image as a sanctuary from the kinds of mass violence that plague the United States. Canadian cities and towns hiked security around government buildings, schools and mass transit systems on Wednesday after a gunman entered Ottawa's parliament building, leading to gunfire near a room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was holding a meeting #Brazil #Business #France #India #Italy #Japan #Russia #Technology #United States

35 mins ago

Man jumps White House fence, causes lockdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday and was attacked by Secret Service dogs, a Secret Service spokesman said. "Dogs got him," the spokesman said, referring to the intruder #Argentina #Brazil #Business #France #markets #Middle East #opinion #Russia #United Kingdom #United States

50 mins ago

Drought threatens more than 500,000 in Honduras – Red Cross

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - A severe drought is endangering more than half a million people in Honduras, ramping up pressure on them to migrate, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Wednesday. #Brazil #Business #China #facebook #France #Latin America #markets #Mexico #Middle East #opinion #Russia #Technology

Oct 23, 2014

In-flight medical calls spike on Ebola fears

ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - As a doctor who advises flight crews about medical issues that crop up in the air, Paulo Alves has heard a lot about Ebola lately. Alves' company, MedAir, has received a spike in calls reflecting overblown fears of Ebola, he told a business aviation conference on Wednesday. #Arabic #Brazil #Business #Middle East #opinion #Russia #Technology #United Kingdom #United States

Oct 23, 2014

Obama says Canada shootings tragic, offers assistance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama called the shootings in Ottawa on Wednesday "tragic" and said they reinforced the need for vigilance against acts of violence and terrorism. #Argentina #Business #facebook #France #India #Italy #Latin America #Mexico #Obama #opinion #Russia #Technology

Oct 23, 2014

Lax security in focus after attack at Canada’s parliament

OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) - Security in Canada's capital came under criticism on Wednesday after a gunman was able to run through the unlocked front door of the main parliament building and get close to Prime Minister Stephen Harper before being taken down in a flurry of gunfire. The gunman had first shot and killed a soldier at the nearby National War Memorial in central Ottawa before running into the parliament building, according to media reports. Canadian police have not confirmed that the gunman who shot the soldier was the same one killed in parliament by security forces. #Argentina #Brazil #China #House #Italy #Latin America #markets #opinion #Russia #Technology #United Kingdom

Oct 23, 2014

Niger buys "spy plane" to combat Sahel militants

NIAMEY (Reuters) - The government of Niger has purchased a reconnaissance plane as part of its effort to combat Islamist fighters and criminal gangs operating on its vast territory, the West African country's interior minister said on Wednesday. Located in the arid Sahel band and with porous borders with Mali, Libya and Nigeria, smugglers and Islamic militants regularly crisscross Niger's sparsely inhabited territory. #Arabic #Business #China #Latin America #markets #Mexico #Russia #United Kingdom #United States

Oct 23, 2014

Mexico says mayor, wife were behind student-teacher disappearances

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican mayor and his wife were "probable masterminds" behind the disappearance of 43 student teachers last month in the restive southwest, the country's attorney general said on Wednesday. The students went missing on Sept. 26 from Iguala in the southwestern state of Guerrero, after they clashed with police. #Arabic #Brazil #Business #France #Italy #Japan #Latin America #Mexico #opinion #Russia #United States

Oct 23, 2014

Obama invites Afghan president, chief executive to Washington

Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Wednesday invited Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah to visit the White House in the new year. Speaking with Ghani and Abdullah by video conference, Obama commended the Afghan leaders on their political agreement and reaffirmed US commitment to support the unity government, Xinhua quoted the White House as saying in a statement, adding that Obama congratulated the two leaders for a "productive" first month for the new government. In late September, Ghani was sworn in as new president of Afghanistan and his poll rival Abdullah assumed the newly created post of chief executive, a role similar to a prime minister, as part of a power-sharing deal following a presidential election engulfed in disputes over fraud #Cinema #Crime #Economy #India #News #Pakistan #Politics #Religion #science #Technology