Wednesday, October 22, 2014
     

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Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 3:45pm

2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country's capital was shot to death Wednesday, and heavy gunfire then erupted inside Parliament. One gunman was killed, and police said they were hunting for as many as two others....

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Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 3:40pm

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....

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Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 3:06pm

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Lawmakers in Iraq's largely autonomous Kurdish region Wednesday authorized peshmerga forces to go to neighboring Syria and help fellow Kurds combat Islamic State militants in the key border town of Kobani, providing much-needed boots on the ground....

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Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 3:03pm

Palestinian kills baby at Jerusalem station

JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a three-month-old baby girl and wounding eight people in what police called a terror attack....

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Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 2:58pm

China's Yan Lianke receives Franz Kafka prize

PRAGUE (AP) -- Yan Lianke, a Chinese author who has seen some of his novels banned in his homeland, has received the prestigious Franz Kafka Prize in the Czech Republic....

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Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 1:49pm

North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio

WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) -- An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children....

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Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 1:48pm

Ottawa hospital says it treated 3 shooting victims

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- A hospital says it has received three victims from the shootings in Canada's capital....

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Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 1:12pm

Ebola outbreak forces Liberians into exile

BUDUBURAM CAMP, Ghana (AP) -- Henry Boley left Liberia to attend a conference in Nigeria just days after his twins were born. Now, weeks later, he can't get home. Amanda Johnson, a 50-year-old Liberian living in Ghana, awaits her fiance's departure from their home country for their wedding, but refuses to return home because of Ebola....

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Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 12:38pm

Kurdish fighters killed in Syria buried in Turkey

SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Hundreds of supporters chanting slogans turned out to accompany three Kurdish fighters - two men and a woman barely out of her teens - to their final resting place in a dusty cemetery on the edge of the Turkish town of Suruc, within view of the Syrian border and the besieged town of Kobani. But there was one notable absence: their families....

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Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 9:39am

Analysis: Fowle was North Korea's easiest US case

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Why did North Korea free Jeffrey Fowle, and only him, when two other Americans remain in prison there? Probably because Pyongyang considered him the most minor of the three offenders, and may believe that releasing him could improve abysmal U.S. relations and even temper growing international criticism of its human-rights record....

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