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U.S.-led air strikes killed 521 fighters, 32 civilians in Syria: monitor

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BEIRUT - Air strikes by U.S.-led forces have killed 521 Islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in Syria, a monitoring group which tracks the violence said on Thursday.

World, United Nations, Syria 5:32am EDT

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

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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.

Mexico says mayor, wife were behind student-teacher disappearances

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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.

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

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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.

Canada PM vows crackdown after capital shocked by fatal attacks

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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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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, when gunmen opened fire on a bus in the volatile province of Baluchistan, police said.

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Wed, Oct 22 2014

Man arrested after jumping White House fence, causing lockdown

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WASHINGTON - A man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday evening and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, a Secret Service spokesman said.

22 Oct 2014

Man arrested after jumping White House fence, causing lockdown

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WASHINGTON - A man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday evening and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, a Secret Service spokesman said.

22 Oct 2014

PM Harper says attacks will not intimidate Canada

OTTAWA - Canada will not be intimidated by a pair of attacks that killed two soldiers this week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Wednesday, adding that security agencies would do everything needed to counter threats to the country.

22 Oct 2014

Canadian PM Stephen Harper's address following the Ottawa attack

TORONTO - Mes chers compatriotes, my fellow Canadians, for the second time this week, there has been a brutal and violent attack on our soil.  Today, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Corporal Nathan Cirillo of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. 

22 Oct 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.