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"Highway of Heroes" bears slain Canadian soldier home

Oct 25, 2014

"Highway of Heroes" bears slain Canadian soldier home

HAMILTON Ontario (Reuters) - The body of a Canadian soldier shot dead while guarding the country's war memorial in Ottawa returned to his hometown on Friday, after thousands of his countrymen paid tribute along the nation's "Highway of Heroes." Crowds of people lined much of the roughly 500-km (310-mile) route along Lake Ontario while a black hearse accompanied by dozens of police vehicles bore the slain soldier, Corporal Nathan Cirillo, 24, back to Hamilton, Ontario. Police said a home-grown radical, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, killed Cirillo on Wednesday before running into the Parliament building where he was shot dead near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was meeting with lawmakers #Business #facebook #China #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #Italy #Argentina #Latin America #opinion
NYC police say hatchet attack by Islam convert was terrorism

Oct 25, 2014

NYC police say hatchet attack by Islam convert was terrorism

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The hatchet-wielding man who wounded two New York City police officers, one of them critically, was a self-radicalized convert to Islam who is believed to have acted alone in what law enforcement officials on Friday called a terrorist attack. The suspect, Zale Thompson, who was shot dead by two other officers on Thursday afternoon on a street in the borough of Queens, had made anti-Western postings on social media and visited websites associated with several radical Islamic groups, police said at a news conference. #India #Islam #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Russia #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
U.S. military starts training its Ebola rapid-response team

Oct 25, 2014

U.S. military starts training its Ebola rapid-response team

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - As health officials were trying to manage a patient infected with Ebola in New York, U.S. military personnel in Texas were in the first stages of training a new rapid-response team that could head to hospitals the next time an outbreak occurs. The 30-member U.S #Business #United States #Japan #Brazil #Middle East #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Two U.S. states to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola zones

Oct 25, 2014

Two U.S. states to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola zones

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York and New Jersey will automatically quarantine all medical workers returning from Ebola-hit West African countries, and the U.S. government is considering the same step after a doctor who treated patients in Guinea came back infected, officials said on Friday. #Business #China #Brazil #Middle East #Russia #markets #Italy #Latin America
Slain Canadian soldier heads home on "Highway of Heroes"

Oct 25, 2014

Slain Canadian soldier heads home on "Highway of Heroes"

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The body of a Canadian soldier shot dead while guarding the country's war memorial in Ottawa began the journey to his hometown on Friday, in a last ride along the nation's "Highway of Heroes." Police said a home-grown radical, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, killed Corporal Nathan Cirillo, 24, on Wednesday before fleeing into the Parliament building where he was shot dead near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was meeting with lawmakers. Mourners and supporters lined portions of a roughly 500-kilometer (310-mile) route along Lake Ontario where a black hearse accompanied by police vehicles was due to travel to the soldier's home in Hamilton, Ontario. Comrades from Cirillo's unit, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, dressed in ceremonial kilts, white boots and garters, carried his flag-draped coffin from an Ottawa funeral home to the hearse while bagpipes played #facebook #United States #India #Japan #Arabic #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico