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  • WORLD

    Canada reopens grounds of Parliament Hill

    Canadians returned to the reopened grounds of Parliament Hill on Saturday just three days after a gunman shot and killed a soldier at the national war memorial and then stormed Parliament before he was gunned down.

  • WORLD

    Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000 - WHO

    More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.

  • WORLD

    Canada gives slain soldier hero’s send-off

    The soldier shot dead by a gunman who then stormed Canada’s seat of government was given a hero’s send-off Friday, with a motorcade along the highway where the country honors its war dead.

  • WORLD

    Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

    Iran has hanged a woman convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her.

  • WORLD

    Syria’s other war: Rebels plead for U.S. military help as Assad forces close on Aleppo

    Rebels opposed to President Bashar Assad called Friday for help from the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State, saying the Syrian military is close to encircling the city of Aleppo and cutting off rebel supply routes to Turkey.

  • WORLD

    Egypt declares emergency in northern Sinai

    A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed...

  • HEALTH

    US: Power to visit Ebola-ravaged West Africa

    The United States ambassador to the United Nations is on her way to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, amid rising calls for travel restrictions back home in the U.S.

  • WORLD

    In Pakistan, a coup that wasn't

    It had all the elements of a classic coup: thousands descending on the capital, clashing with police outside parliament and commandeering state TV to demand the ouster of a civilian leader who had locked horns with the military in a country with a long history of turmoil and dictatorship.

  • MUSIC

    Cream vocalist and bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71

    Jack Bruce was part Mississippi Delta and part Carnaby Street. In his glorious heyday as bassist and lead vocalist of 1960s power trio Cream he helped create a sound that combined American blues and psychedelia to thrill audiences throughout the world.

  • WORLD

    Ukraine pauses before decisive vote

    Ukraine braced for decisive parliamentary elections Saturday against the backdrop of unrest in eastern regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces.

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