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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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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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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.

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At U.N., China asked to back rights case against North Korea

UNITED NATIONS - The chief U.N. investigator into human rights cases in North Korea said on Wednesday he has appealed to China to support calls to refer Pyongyang's actions to The Hague on suspicion of crimes against humanity.

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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.