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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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Suspicious powder sent to western consulates in Istanbul: officials

ISTANBUL - Packets of an unidentified yellow powder were sent to five western consulates in Istanbul on Friday, officials said, prompting security alerts following two militant attacks in Canada this week.

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International financial watchdog warns on Iran, North Korea

PARIS - An international financial watchdog said on Friday member states should take action to ward off risks emanating from Iran and North Korea, which it said had failed to tackle money-laundering and financing of terrorism.

North Korea 1:52pm EDT

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 violence against the state since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year.

Egypt 1:23pm EDT

In eastern Ukraine, parliamentary election deepens divide

NOVOTROITSKE Ukraine - Standing at the village polling station where she will oversee Ukraine's parliamentary election on Sunday, Irina Sobko points across a field of wilted sunflowers to a town controlled by Russian-backed rebels where she says there won't be any voting. | Video

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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 10:52am EDT

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