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Canada’s parliament attacked, soldier fatally shot nearby

OTTAWA (Reuters) – A gunman attacked Canada’s parliament on Wednesday, with gunfire erupting near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was fatally shot at…

Scion of Pakistan’s Bhutto dynasty throws down gauntlet to PM

NAUDERO Pakistan (Reuters) – The scion of Pakistan’s leading political dynasty, emerging from the shadow of his mother and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto seven years after she…

Palestinian driver rams Jerusalem station killing baby

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli baby died and eight other people were hurt when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop,…

Juncker defends decision on French, British EU commissioners

BERLIN (Reuters) – The European Union’s incoming chief executive, Jean-Claude Juncker, on Wednesday defended his decision to appoint a Briton as next financial services commissioner and a Frenchman…

Baby killed when Palestinian drives into Jerusalem train stop-police

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A baby was killed and eight people were injured when a car slammed into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop on Wednesday, emergency services…

Canada’s parliament attacked near where prime minister was speaking, Harper safe

OTTAWA (Reuters) – At least one gunman entered Canada’s parliament buildings on Wednesday and many shots were fired just outside the room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was…

NATO, Swedish fighters scrambled to intercept Russian plane

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO and Swedish fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a Russian intelligence-gathering plane that briefly entered Estonian airspace on Tuesday, the alliance said on Wednesday.…

Iraqi Kurds approve sending fighters to aid Syrian town

ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) – Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers approved a plan on Wednesday to send fighters to the Syrian town of Kobani to relieve fellow Kurds under attack…

NEWS

Soldier killed in Canada shootings

Soldier killed in Canada shootings

22 October 2014 Last updated at 19:53 …

Four guilty of Blackwater killings

Four guilty of Blackwater killings

22 October 2014 Last updated at 19:16 …

Shots fired inside Canada parliament

Shots fired inside Canada parliament

22 October 2014 Last updated at 16:14 …

Syria air force ‘steps up strikes’

Syria air force ‘steps up strikes’

22 October 2014 Last updated at 15:38 …

WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks

WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks

22 October 2014 Last updated at 14:53 …

Total plane crash driver ‘got lost’

Total plane crash driver ‘got lost’

22 October 2014 Last updated at 12:57 …

WHO set for emergency Ebola talks

WHO set for emergency Ebola talks

22 October 2014 Last updated at 12:10 …

US probes ‘stray Syria air drop’

US probes ‘stray Syria air drop’

22 October 2014 Last updated at 04:49 …

Protests at HK leader’s residence

Protests at HK leader’s residence

22 October 2014 Last updated at 11:09 …

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US News

U.S. tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitors

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. health officials imposed fresh constraints on Wednesday on people entering the country from three countries at the center of West Africa’s Ebola epidemic,…

Oklahoma judge allows law banning abortion pills to take effect

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – An Oklahoma judge said on Wednesday he will allow a law that bans abortion-inducing drugs to take effect as planned on Nov. 1, over…

California venture firm does not have to release documents in discrimination suit

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California’s privacy laws have saved a high-profile venture capital firm from having to release potentially embarrassing information about a former partner in a discrimination…

U.S. jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a sweeping victory for the U.S. government, a federal jury on Wednesday found four former Blackwater guards guilty on nearly every count they faced…

U.S. Secret Service blasted for sending agents to employee’s house

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Government investigators faulted the Secret Service on Wednesday for pulling agents from their posts near the White House and sending them to the home of…

Ottawa lockdown after shootings

Ottawa lockdown after shootings

22 October 2014 Last updated at 18:27 …

Kerry welcomes North Korea’s release of American, restates terms for resuming talks

BERLIN/SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed the release of one of three Americans held in North Korea and said Washington is willing to resume…

Ebola gives U.S. ‘preppers’ another reason to prepare for worst

(Reuters) – With the closest known U.S. cases of Ebola diagnosed about 160 miles away in Dallas, Cary Griffin is taking no chances. If, as the former correctional…

NYC subway breaks record with more than 6 million daily rides

NEW YORK (Reuters) – More people rode the New York City subway than ever in September, with the number of trips exceeding a record-breaking 6 million on five…

U.S. regulators expand number of vehicles affected by Takata recalls

DETROIT (Reuters) – U.S. safety regulators on Wednesday expanded the number of vehicles in the United States that may be affected by recalls for potentially defective Takata Corp…

Australian News

Three dead after rural shooting

Three dead after rural shooting

Three people have died during a shooting in rural Victoria that led to a four-hour police standoff. Police have been called…

Call it the National Bellyache Network

Call it the National Bellyache Network

“Almost half of these complaints came from delays in customers getting connections,” Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull said. Source: News Corp Australia…

Loony Left putting Aussie lives at risk

Loony Left putting Aussie lives at risk

Terrorist Willie Brigitte. Source: Supplied CRUCIAL new laws to prevent terrorist attacks and save Australian lives are under threat from privacy…

We go all the way, PM tells Obama

PRIME Minister Tony ­Abbott has strengthened Australia’s commitment to degrade Islamic State during a 30-minute phone conversation with US President Barack…

Teen terrorist ‘has signed his own death warrant’

Teen terrorist ‘has signed his own death warrant’

Video has emerged of an Australian man perpetrating the propaganda of ISIS. The fair-skinned, red-haired man called Abu Khaled Australia threatens…

Air fright: Aussie pilots detained

Air fright: Aussie pilots detained

Video Image Two Indonesian jets have forced an Australian pilot to land his small plane after he ‘violated airspace’. Air space…

Air fright: Aussie pilots surrounded

Air fright: Aussie pilots surrounded

Air space … Indonesian Sukhoi fighter jets have reportedly forced an Australian civilian plane to land for flying through Indonesian airspace.…

Angler reels in mythical tunicorn

Angler reels in mythical tunicorn

This tunicorn was just like a dogtooth tuna – but with a large horn protruding from its head. Picture: Kim Haskell…

Indo jets ‘force Oz plane to land’

Indo jets ‘force Oz plane to land’

Air space … Indonesian Sukhoi fighter jets have reportedly forced an Australian civilian plane to land for flying through Indonesian airspace.…

POLITICS

PM: Buck stops with me on criminals

PM: Buck stops with me on criminals

22 October 2014 Last updated at 17:35 David Cameron has said the “buck stops with…

MEPs back Juncker EU Commission team

MEPs back Juncker EU Commission team

22 October 2014 Last updated at 11:48 …

UK ‘not deporting enough criminals’

UK ‘not deporting enough criminals’

22 October 2014 Last updated at 08:22 Article written by Dominic Casciani Home affairs correspondent …

Legal challenge over abuse inquiry

Legal challenge over abuse inquiry

22 October 2014 Last updated at 11:22 …

MEPs set for vote on Juncker EU team

MEPs set for vote on Juncker EU team

22 October 2014 Last updated at 09:34 Mr Juncker hopes his team can start work on 1…

DJ Mike Read withdraws UKIP song

DJ Mike Read withdraws UKIP song

22 October 2014 Last updated at 10:41 …

Finance

Talent shortage drives pay up in UK financial services, tech sectors

* Hiring back to pre-recessionary levels – survey * Professional services wages up 2.6 pct yr-on-yr – survey * Firms struggle to find skilled candidates LONDON, Oct…

UK’s Lloyds was not pushed to sell branches to Co-op -lawmakers

* No evidence of political interference in branch sale -MPs * MPs call for role of KPMG, regulator to be examined * MPs say Co-op Bank’s past…

UPDATE 1-Australian driller Boart Longyear in $352 mln bailout deal

* U.S.-based Centerbridge Partners to provide loans, raise stake * Boart slammed by mining slowdown, eyeing restructure since Feb (Adds detail on restructuring plan, background) SYDNEY Oct…

U.S. SEC slams tycoon Wyly’s bankruptcy budget as ‘staggering’

Oct 22 (Reuters) – Texas tycoon Sam Wyly, who filed for bankruptcy this week, is trying to exhaust his fortune through exorbitant spending to impede the U.S.…

Fidelity star manager cuts Herbalife bet in third quarter

BOSTON Oct 22 (Reuters) – One of Fidelity Investments’ top stock pickers cooled on Herbalife Ltd in the third quarter, cutting his stake in the company after…

UPDATE 4-Boeing profit jumps 18 pct, but cash is scarce

(Adds comment about cash from conference call) By Alwyn Scott Oct 22 (Reuters) – Boeing Co reported an 18 percent increase in quarterly profit and raised its…

TRAVEL ADVICE

Guinea’s Ebola outbreak: what is the virus and what’s being done?

Guinea’s Ebola outbreak: what is the virus and what’s being done?

The medical aid charity Médecins sans Frontières warned this week that Guinea faces an Ebola epidemic “of a magnitude never before seen” as the nation’s president appealed…

Guinea’s Ebola outbreak: what is the virus and what’s being done?

Guinea’s Ebola outbreak: what is the virus and what’s being done?

The medical aid charity Médecins sans Frontières warned this week that Guinea faces an Ebola epidemic “of a magnitude never before seen” as the nation’s president appealed…

Guinea’s Ebola outbreak: what is the virus and what’s being done?

Guinea’s Ebola outbreak: what is the virus and what’s being done?

The medical aid charity Médecins sans Frontières warned this week that Guinea faces an Ebola epidemic “of a magnitude never before seen” as the nation’s president appealed…

Guinea’s Ebola outbreak: what is the virus and what’s being done?

Guinea’s Ebola outbreak: what is the virus and what’s being done?

The medical aid charity Médecins sans Frontières warned this week that Guinea faces an Ebola epidemic “of a magnitude never before seen” as the nation’s president appealed…

Guyana

21 October 2014 9 July 2014 Latest update: Summary and Crime section – travel to/from Georgetown airport Most visits to Guyana are trouble-free. Crime levels are high.…

Bermuda

12 October 2014 12 October 2014 Latest update: Summary – airport closed due to Tropical Storm Fay Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory. There is no formal…

OPINIONS

The hypocrisy of the ideological middle classes.

The hypocrisy of the ideological middle classes. In the week prior to the Local and European elections the National press, Twitter and the blogosphere were, to a…

Democracy, learning to live with it

Today I tweeted a rather banal statement in which I reasoned that democracy was fine as long as I agreed with its conclusions, (tweet) “I support democracy…

SPORT UK

Marina Granovskaia set to replace Ron Gourlay at Chelsea

Marina Granovskaia set to replace Ron Gourlay at Chelsea

Ron Gourlay has been chief executive at Chelsea for the past five years Gourlay is leaving the club to ‘pursue new business opportunities’ He said it has…

Cristiano Ronaldo closes in on Champions League scoring record as Real Madrid star takes his tally to within one goal of Raul 

Cristiano Ronaldo closes in on Champions League scoring record as Real Madrid star takes his tally to within one goal of Raul 

Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-0 in Champions League tie at Anfield Cristano Ronaldo opened the scoring with his 23rd minute strike The Portugal star is now just…

Anderlecht 1-2 Arsenal: Lukas Podolski fires home in injury time as Gunners score two goals in two minutes to steal dramatic victory 

Anderlecht 1-2 Arsenal: Lukas Podolski fires home in injury time as Gunners score two goals in two minutes to steal dramatic victory 

Substitute Podolski converted from close range in the 91st minute as Arsenal claimed all three points in Brussels  The Gunners were heading for a shock loss after…

Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid PLAYER RATINGS: Karim Benzema shines while Mario Balotelli flops in tale of two strikers  

Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid PLAYER RATINGS: Karim Benzema shines while Mario Balotelli flops in tale of two strikers  

Karim Benzema scored twice in dominant win for Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo scored Real’s opener in Champions League win Mario Balotelli was dire for Liverpool and was…

Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid: Karim Benzema brace and sensational Cristiano Ronaldo opener seal victory

Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid: Karim Benzema brace and sensational Cristiano Ronaldo opener seal victory

Real Madrid outclassed Liverpool as they eased to a 3-0 victory in the Champions League Group B clash at Anfield Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring with a…

Caterham F1 future in fresh doubt

Caterham F1 future in fresh doubt

By Andrew Benson Chief F1 writer Further doubt has…

SPORT US

Rice appeals against indefinite NFL suspension for knocking out wife

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ray Rice appealed against his indefinite suspension by the National Football League on Tuesday for a one-punch knockout of his wife…

Orioles, Nats clinch Major League Baseball division titles

Baltimore (AFP) – After 17 years, the Baltimore Orioles are back on top of Major League Baseball’s American League East division. Steve Pearce and Jimmy Paredes both…

NFL players union appeals Rice assault suspension

NFL players union appeals Rice assault suspension

New York (AFP) – The NFL Players Union appealed the indefinite suspension meted out to Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice after video showed him punching his…

Beer sponsor Anheuser-Busch reproaches NFL over domestic abuse

Beer sponsor Anheuser-Busch reproaches NFL over domestic abuse

By Steve Ginsburg and Anjali Athavaley (Reuters) – Anheuser-Busch publicly chastised the National Football League on Tuesday for its handling of domestic violence cases, making the NFL’s…

Rihanna, CBS bench opening number for Thursday football

Rihanna, CBS bench opening number for Thursday football

By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – R&B singer Rihanna’s record label on Tuesday said it has refused to license a song to CBS for its “Thursday…

Sponsors nervy as league struggles with violence

Sponsors nervy as league struggles with violence

Los Angeles (AFP) – The National Football League faced a backlash from sponsors on Tuesday as it battled to stem negative headlines from a string of violent…

ALL SPORTS

My Life in Rugby: Derek Jelley – former Leicester and Rotherham prop

My Life in Rugby: Derek Jelley – former Leicester and Rotherham prop

Over ten years on from leaving Leicester I still get goose bumps walking into the ground on match day. I spent a decade at…

Rokoduguni, Kruis and Clark in line for England Test debut

Rokoduguni, Kruis and Clark in line for England Test debut

Bath winger Semesa Rokoduguni is among three uncapped players named in England’s squad for the 2014 Internationals against New Zealand, South Africa, Samoa and…

London Welsh v Bordeaux-Bègles teams

London Welsh: Seb Jewell; Rhys Crane, James Lewis, Olly Barkley, Nick Scott; Gordon Ross, Paul Rowley; Shane Cahill, Mathew Dobson, Taione Vea; Mat Corker…

Jeff Probyn: Richard Cockerill may ruffle feathers but it’s no reason to sack him

Jeff Probyn: Richard Cockerill may ruffle feathers but it’s no reason to sack him

The trials and tribulations of being a rugby fan is a rollercoaster ride full of elation and deflation that must make even the most…

Jeremy Guscott: Saracens have the pedigree to top their pool of death

Jeremy Guscott: Saracens have the pedigree to top their pool of death

There’s a bit of rough justice about Saracens finishing top of the Premiership and getting to the final of the Heineken Cup, and then…

Cheika takes up Wallabies coaching job

Michael Cheika has been appointed Australia head coach on a three-year deal today. The news was confirmed following several days of negotiations since Ewen…

HEALTH

WHO emergency team holds Ebola talks

WHO emergency team holds Ebola talks

22 October 2014 Last updated at 12:10 The current outbreak of the virus has already killed more…

Male genes linked to early death

Male genes linked to early death

22 October 2014 Last updated at 08:51 By Pippa Stephens Health reporter, BBC News The study looked…

Nigeria declared free of Ebola

Nigeria declared free of Ebola

20 October 2014 Last updated at 11:25 Please turn…

Ebola nurse Pooley back in Africa

Ebola nurse Pooley back in Africa

19 October 2014 Last updated at 16:19 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website …

All nations ‘have a stake’ in Ebola

All nations ‘have a stake’ in Ebola

19 October 2014 Last updated at 14:06 Please turn…

Sierra Leone revamps Ebola response

Sierra Leone revamps Ebola response

18 October 2014 Last updated at 14:25 People are being kept in isolation at…