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Canadian parliament locked down, soldier fatally wounded in Ottawa shooting

Oct 22, 2014

Canadian parliament locked down, soldier fatally wounded in Ottawa shooting

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A gunman shot and fatally wounded a soldier in Ottawa on Wednesday and then entered the country's parliament buildings chased by police, with at least 30 shots fired in dramatic scenes in the heart of the Canadian capital. A suspected gunman was shot dead inside the parliament building, a government minister said. Ottawa police were searching for more suspects near the National War Memorial in central Ottawa, where the soldier was shot, and on nearby Parliament Hill, a police spokesman said. #content #wcnts #wcntn #undefined #cookie #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Syria says shoots down two of three Islamic State jets

Oct 22, 2014

Syria says shoots down two of three Islamic State jets

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's air force has destroyed two fighter jets operated by Islamic State militants in the north of the country, Information Minister Omran Zoabi said in remarks published on Syria's state news agency SANA late on Tuesday. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. weapons airdrop on Kobani was wrong

Oct 22, 2014

Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. weapons airdrop on Kobani was wrong

ANKARA (Reuters) - 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 seized by Islamic State militants besieging it. "What was done here on this subject turned out to be wrong. Why did it turn out wrong? #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #cookie #rco #aut #rch #cnt
Air strikes kills around 25 Islamic State fighters in Iraq - residents

Oct 22, 2014

Air strikes kills 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. They said a series of bombings beginning in the early hours hit the town of al-Siniya, west of Baiji, a stategic city adjacent to the country's largest refinery, part of a multinational effort to check the group's progress. #content #wcnts #wcntn #undefined #cookie #values #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
Afghan president's first trip abroad will be to China

Oct 22, 2014

Afghan president's first trip abroad will be to China

BEIJING (Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will travel to China this month, China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, marking what will be the leader's first foreign trip since being sworn in September after a protracted election stalemate. China had hoped to host an international conference on Afghan's stability last summer, but was forced to shelve the idea as the Afghan election standoff between Ghani and now chief executive Abdullah Abdullah delayed the inauguration of a new president. China, which is connected to Afghanistan by a narrow, almost impassable mountain corridor, has been quietly preparing for more responsibility in Afghanistan after the bulk of U.S.-led troops pull out #content #wcntn #typeof-social #cookie #values #rco #typeof-registered #cnt
French forces detain suspects in Mali U.N. attack

Oct 20, 2014

French forces detain suspects in Mali U.N. attack

DAKAR (Reuters) - French forces have detained three men and seized a large cache of arms which they believe were linked to a recent rocket attack on a U.N. base in northern Mali in which a Senegalese peacekeeper was killed, the French military said on Sunday. Friday's raid on a house in the north Malian town of Kidal led to the seizure of large quantities of munitions of the kind used in attacks on U.N. #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered
Pentagon to create medical support team for U.S. Ebola response

Oct 20, 2014

Pentagon to create medical support team for U.S. Ebola response

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the creation of a 30-member expeditionary medical support team to provide emergency help in a U.S #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #aut #typeof-registered
Nile dam talks inch forward but Egypt gets no water guarantee

Oct 18, 2014

Nile dam talks inch forward but Egypt gets no water guarantee

CAIRO (Reuters) - The three main countries that share the Nile River's waters moved toward an agreement to study whether a planned $4 billion Ethiopian dam would disrupt flows to downstream countries, water ministers of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt said after talks on Friday. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Japan Trade Minister Obuchi to resign over funds scandal - media

Oct 18, 2014

Japan Trade Minister Obuchi to resign over funds scandal - media

TOKYO (Reuters) - In a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japanese trade and industry minister Yuko Obuchi plans to resign following reports that political groups supporting her misused political funds, Japanese media reported on Friday. Obuchi, a 40-year-old mother of two and the daughter of a former prime minister, has told people close to Abe she plans to quit and will discuss the matter when Abe returns on Saturday from an Asia-Europe summit in Italy, public broadcaster NHK and the Nikkei newspaper said #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #undefined #cookie #values #typeof-registered #cnt
Obama appoints Ebola 'czar'; Texas health worker isolated on ship

Oct 17, 2014

Obama appoints Ebola 'czar'; Texas health worker isolated on ship

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama appointed a former White House adviser as U.S. Ebola "czar" on Friday and a Texas health worker who may have had contact with specimens from an Ebola patient was quarantined on a cruise ship amid growing concerns about the spread of the virus in the United States. Obama, facing criticism from some lawmakers over efforts to contain the virus, appointed Ron Klain, a lawyer who previously served as chief of staff to Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore, to oversee the U.S #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt