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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. tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitors

NEW YORK - The United States imposed new constraints on Wednesday on people entering the country from three nations at the center of West Africa's Ebola epidemic, mandating that they report their temperature daily and stay in touch with health authorities.

Health, U.S., Africa 22 Oct 2014

Suspended South Carolina speaker to plead guilty to ethics charges: report

CHARLESTON S.C. - Suspended South Carolina House of Representatives Speaker Bobby Harrell is expected to plead guilty to criminal ethics charges related to misuse of campaign money and misconduct in office, a local newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Politics, U.S. 22 Oct 2014

Mexico says mayor, wife were behind student-teacher disappearances

MEXICO CITY - A Mexican mayor and his wife were "probable masterminds" behind the disappearance of 43 student teachers last month in the restive southwest, the country's attorney general said on Wednesday.

Iraqi Kurds approve sending fighters to aid Syrian town

ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey - Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers approved a plan on Wednesday to send fighters to the Syrian town of Kobani to relieve fellow Kurds under attack by Islamic State militants, marking the semi-autonomous region's first military foray into Syria's war. | Video

World, Syria, Iraq 22 Oct 2014
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Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot

- The official autopsy on an unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer in August set off protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he sustained a gunshot wound to the hand from close range, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

China says wants closer military ties with Iran

BEIJING - China wants to have closer military ties with Iran, the Chinese defense minister told the visiting head of the Iranian navy on Thursday, state media reported, reaffirming diplomatic links despite controversy over Iran's nuclear plans.