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Second White House fence jumper faces mental evaluation

Oct 24, 2014

Second White House fence jumper faces mental evaluation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The man arrested after jumping the White House fence on Wednesday night was charged in court with two federal offenses on Thursday, including harming a dog the Secret Service used to stop him from entering the presidential mansion. Federal Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson ordered a mental screening for the man, Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Canadian parliament gunman acted alone - police

Oct 24, 2014

Canadian parliament gunman acted alone - police

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The gunman in Wednesday's attack on Canada's capital Ottawa acted alone and there was no apparent link to an attack in Quebec earlier in the week, security officials said on Thursday. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, was a Canadian citizen who may also have held Libyan citizenship, said Bob Paulson, commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police #content #wcnts #wcntn #undefined #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Ukrainian PM warns Russia may try to disrupt Sunday's election

Oct 23, 2014

Ukrainian PM warns Russia may try to disrupt Sunday's election

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's prime minister warned on Thursday of possible attempts by Russia to disrupt an election in Ukraine at the weekend, a vote being held against a background of Russian support for separatist rebels and an unresolved row over gas. Sunday's poll is the first parliamentary election since street protests last winter drove Moscow-backed leader Victor Yanukovich from office and ushered in a pro-Western leadership. The results are expected to turn a political bloc supporting President Petrol Poroshenko into the leading force in parliament, where pro-Russian influence will be greatly diminished #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap 25 girls in northeast Nigeria

Oct 23, 2014

Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap 25 girls in northeast Nigeria

YOLA/ABUJA (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack on a remote town in northeastern Nigeria, witnesses said, despite talks on freeing over 200 other female hostages they seized in April. John Kwaghe, who witnessed the attack and lost three daughters to the abductors, and Dorathy Tizhe, who lost two, said the kidnappers came late in the night, forcing all the women to go with them, then later releasing the older ones. The attack cast further doubt on government reports that it has secretly reached a temporary ceasefire with the rebels in order to secure the release of more than 200 schoolgirls they are holding hostage #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #typeof-registered #cnt
Canada's Harper pledges tougher security laws after attack

Oct 23, 2014

Canada's Harper pledges tougher security laws after attack

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged more surveillance and detention powers for security forces in Canada on Thursday after a gunman killed a soldier and rampaged through parliament before being shot dead. Addressing the House of Commons just meters away from where the gunman, a reported convert to Islam, was shot dead on Wednesday, Harper said lawmakers would expedite new powers to counter the threat of radicals. "The objective of these attacks was to instill fear and panic in our country," Harper said. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
China says wants closer military ties with Iran

Oct 23, 2014

China says wants closer military ties with Iran

BEIJING (Reuters) - China wants to have closer military ties with Iran, the Chinese defence minister told the visiting head of the Iranian navy on Thursday, state media reported, reaffirming Beijing's diplomatic links with Tehran despite controversy over its nuclear plans. Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan told Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari that the two armed forces have seen "good cooperation on mutual visits, personnel training and other fields in recent years", the official Xinhua news agency reported. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
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