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on : Wednesday, 22 Oct, 2014

Soldier shot; gunman enters Canadian parliament, many shots fired

Ottawa, Reuters—A gunman shot a soldier at the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa and was then chased by police into the main parliament building, where at least 30 more shots were fired, according to media and eyewitness reports on Wednesday. Parliament was locked down and Prime Minister Stephen Harper had left the building safely as police converged on the area. As the situation developed, CBC News said in a tweeted news alert that more shots were fired near parliament and the gunman ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 22 Oct, 2014

Hong Kong protesters march after fruitless talks with government

Hong Kong, Reuters—About 200 Hong Kong protesters marched to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader on Wednesday to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock. Others continued to occupy main streets in the Chinese-controlled city, where they have camped for nearly a month in protest against a central government plan that would give Hong Kong people the chance to vote for their own leader in 2017 bu...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 21 Oct, 2014

Hong Kong students, officials talk but don’t agree

Hong Kong, AP—Hong Kong student leaders and government officials talked but agreed on little Tuesday as the city's Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness to compromis...

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on : Tuesday, 21 Oct, 2014

Egypt plans cash benefits in early 2015 to offset subsidy cuts: minister

Cairo, Reuters—Egypt will introduce two new cash benefits early next year as part of government efforts to minimize the impact of subsidy cuts on the poor, a government minister ...

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on : Tuesday, 21 Oct, 2014

Iranian cleric’s death leaves gap in key power body

Ankara, Reuters—The head of Iran's top clerical body has died after lying in a coma for months, leaving a gap in the only institution that has the authority to elect and dismiss ...

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on : Tuesday, 21 Oct, 2014

Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years for Steenkamp killing

Pretoria, Reuters—A South African judge on Tuesday sentenced Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfr...

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on : Monday, 20 Oct, 2014

Oil steadies around $86 on Saudi–Kuwait oilfield news

London, Reuters—Brent crude steadied around 86 US dollars a barrel on Monday, holding on to a rally from near four-year lows last week on news of a cut in Saudi–Kuwait oil ...

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on : Monday, 20 Oct, 2014

US airdrops weapons to Syrian Kurds

Ankara and Beirut, Reuters/Asharq Al-Awsat—Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian border town of Kobani, while th...

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on : Monday, 20 Oct, 2014

Japanese PM Abe suffers setback as two ministers quit

Tokyo, Reuters—Two Japanese cabinet ministers resigned on Monday, dealing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe his biggest setback since he took office in December 2012. The resignations...

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on : Monday, 20 Oct, 2014

Egypt and Sudan to coordinate on Libya unrest

Cairo, AP—Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said Sunday his country will work with Sudan to support Libya's military against Islamic militants in a bid to restore stability...

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