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Canada PM vows crackdown after capital shocked by fatal attacks

OTTAWA - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed to redouble the country's fight against "terrorist organizations" abroad after a reported convert to Islam rampaged through parliament, shocking the usually tranquil capital city. | Video

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U.S. prosecutors probe Takata Corp over statements: WSJ

NEW YORK - U.S. federal prosecutors are trying to determine whether Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp misled U.S. regulators about the number of defective air bags it sold to automakers, including Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co Ltd , The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

Drugmakers may need indemnity for fast-tracked Ebola vaccines

LONDON/GENEVA - Drugmakers are looking for some kind of indemnity from governments or multilateral agencies against possible losses or claims arising from the widespread emergency use of new Ebola vaccines in Africa.

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Eight Pakistani Shi'ites killed in sectarian attack

QUETTA Pakistan - Eight Shi'ite members of Pakistan's ethnic Hazara minority were killed, and one wounded, on Thursday, after gunmen opened fire on a bus in the volatile province of Baluchistan, police said.

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Europe's banks face moment of truth from ECB review

LONDON/FRANKFURT - At around noon on Thursday, the euro zone's 130 biggest banks will receive the European Central Bank's final verdict on their finances after a review aimed at drawing a line under persistent doubts about the health of the region's banking sector.

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East of Kobani, Turkish town appreciates 'peace' brought by Islamic State

AKCAKALE Turkey - Residents of a Turkish border town, an hour's drive from where Islamic State is battling for control of Kobani, appreciate the quiet they say the Sunni militants brought when they swiftly seized neighboring Syrian territory.