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Two dead, four wounded after student opens fire Washington state school

SEATTLE - A student opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school on Friday, killing a classmate and wounding at least four others before he was killed amid the chaos of students scrambling to safety, authorities said.

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Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks

OTTAWA - Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism as an opinion poll showed a majority of Canadians lacked confidence in their security services' ability to deter homegrown radicals who struck twice in the past week. | Video

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Police say New York hatchet attack by Islamic convert was terrorist attack

NEW YORK - The hatchet-wielding man who wounded two New York City police officers, critically injuring one, was a self-radicalized convert to Islam who is believed to have acted alone in what police on Friday called a terrorist attack. | Video

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Attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill at least 28 security personnel

ISMAILIA - Two attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed at least 28 security personnel on Friday, security sources said, in some of the worst anti-state violence since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year.

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Kurds reject Erdogan report of deal with Syrian rebels to aid besieged Kobani

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT - A senior Syrian Kurdish official on Friday rejected a report from Turkey's president that Syrian Kurds had agreed to let Free Syrian Army fighters enter the border town of Kobani to help them push back besieging Islamic State insurgents. | Video

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U.S. general says he believes North Korea can build nuclear warhead

WASHINGTON - The commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said on Friday he believes Pyongyang has the capability to build a nuclear warhead that can be mounted on a ballistic missile, but added there were no tests or other evidence it has taken that step.