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

    By Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren 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 addressing a meeting of legislators. Harper was safely removed from the building…

    Reuters
  • 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. The Estonian Foreign Ministry called the Russian ambassador to the ministry and gave him a protest…

    Reuters
  • Brazil candidates battle for key prize: Their hometown

    By Brian Winter BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) - The two candidates in Brazil's presidential election runoff on Sunday grew up just seven blocks apart, attending the same elite tennis club, watching movies at the same theater and strolling through the same leafy plazas during the 1960s. They…

    Reuters
  • Ebola vaccine trials in Africa could start by January, says WHO

    The World Health Organization said that two vaccines for Ebola could be used in medical trials in West Africa as early as January. An effective vaccine – combined with increased international aid and healthcare volunteers – should help to halt an outbreak that’s infected upwards of 9,000 people and…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Nazi U Boat wreck gives glimpse of World War II battle fought at US doorstep

    Lodged beneath sand and silt, scientists have uncovered two vessels off the coast of North Carolina that provide new insight into the events of World War II. 

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Leaked autopsy raises questions about Michael Brown narrative

    The narrative surrounding Michael Brown’s death continues to evolve as a leaked autopsy report appears to support the claim that Mr. Brown at one point reached for Officer Darren Wilson’s gun. It also raises questions about whether Brown was raising his hands in surrender when he was killed.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Pennsylvania law aims to curb Mumia Abu-Jamal's 'obscene celebrity'

    Pennsylvania has set the stage for a new debate about the rights of crime victims versus the rights of criminal offenders.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Australia weighs US request for Ebola Africa team

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister says he is considering a personal request from President Barack Obama to send a medical team to Africa to fight Ebola.

    Associated Press19 mins ago
  • AP Exclusive: Driving up revered N. Korea mountain

    LAKE CHON, North Korea (AP) — When North Korea opens its doors, it does so for a reason. So it was when the authoritarian government granted permission for a road trip so extensive that few North Koreans — let alone a pair of American journalists — could imagine taking it.

    Associated Press23 mins ago
  • Lawyers for convicted Blackwater guards to appeal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for four former Blackwater security guards convicted in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad plan to appeal, they said. The convictions stemmed from an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an…

    Associated Press32 mins ago
  • Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World Series

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) — Salvador Perez and the Kansas City Royals came back from a Game 1 flop to beat the San Francisco Giants' brilliant bullpen and level the World Series.

    Associated Press34 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 4:30 a.m. GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Smooth jazz star Kenny G insisted Thursday he's not a foreign provocateur supporting Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, after Beijing signaled its displeasure over his inharmonious visit and repeated concerns about meddling by external forces. The American musician created a stir…

    Associated Press36 mins ago
  • Arab Idol winner wants to give back to Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Last year's feel-good winner of the TV singing contest Arab Idol said Wednesday he wants to give back to Gaza, where he grew up, by setting up an arts center nurturing young musicians, writers and actors.

    Associated Press49 mins ago
  • Support group of Japan's new trade minister spent funds at S&M bar

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's new trade minister, installed this week to replace a minister caught in a funding scandal, said on Thursday a political support group of his spent money at a racy bar, a potential new headache for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Yoichi Miyazawa, 64, head of the Ministry of…

    Reuters55 mins ago
  • Gaza rebuilding slowed by trickle of aid, rivalry

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Several dozen tons of cement bags stored in a warehouse are one of the few tangible achievements so far of a $2.7 billion plan to rebuild war-wrecked Gaza Strip.

    Associated Press
  • Brazil race hinges on fickle lower middle class

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The political debate boiled in Lena's Salon in Rio's Cantagalo slum, as patrons argued about who should win Sunday's presidential election.

    Associated Press
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  • Top Asian News at 4:00 a.m. GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Smooth jazz star Kenny G insisted Thursday he's not a foreign provocateur supporting Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, after Beijing signaled its displeasure over his inharmonious visit and repeated concerns about meddling by external forces. The American musician created a stir…

    Associated Press