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Security tight in Canada as police probe Parliament gunman's ties

OTTAWA - Canada's capital faced a third day of heightened security on Friday as police searched for any clues that the man who shot and killed a soldier and charged into the parliament building had help in plotting his attack. | Video

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Car bomb kills at least 10 soldiers in Egypt's Sinai

CAIRO - At least 10 soldiers were killed Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Friday by a car bomb that targeted two armored vehicles stopped at a checkpoint, security sources said.

Egypt 9:50am EDT

Suspicious yellow powder sent to Canadian, Belgian, German, U.S. consulates in Istanbul

ISTANBUL - Packets of an unidentified yellow powder were sent to the Canadian, U.S., Belgian and German consulates in Istanbul on Friday, prompting security alerts following two militant attacks in Canada this week.

10:29am EDT

Britain slams EU budget demand, others see 'molehills'

BRUSSELS/LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron challenged a demand from the European Union for an additional 2.1-billion-euro payment into this year's EU budget after a revision of economic statistics showed his country was better off.

Italy, Greece 9:47am EDT

Islamic State keeps up Syrian oil flow despite U.S-led strikes

AMMAN - Islamic State is still extracting and selling oil in Syria and has adapted its trading techniques despite a month of strikes by U.S.-led forces aimed at cutting off this major source of income for the group, residents, oil executives and traders say.

Syria 9:21am EDT

Protesters in Hong Kong to vote on government proposals

HONG KONG - Hong Kong protesters plan to hold a straw poll on government proposals they rejected earlier in the week as their street campaign pushing for democracy for the Chinese-controlled city entered its fifth week on Friday.

United Nations 7:49am EDT

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