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Attack on parliament, killing of soldier stun Canada's capital

OTTAWA - A gunman attacked Canada's parliament on Wednesday, with shots fired near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was killed at a nearby war memorial, stunning the Canadian capital. | Video

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Scion of Pakistan's Bhutto dynasty throws down gauntlet to PM

NAUDERO Pakistan - The scion of Pakistan's leading political dynasty, emerging from the shadow of his mother and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto seven years after she was assassinated, has vowed to resurrect her party's flagging fortunes.

United Nations 7:45pm EDT

Blast outside Cairo University wounds 11: Officials

CAIRO - A bomb outside Cairo University wounded 11 people on Wednesday, among them several police officers, Egyptian officials said.

Egypt 6:55pm EDT

UK's Cameron to object to EU budget plans at leaders' summit -source

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron plans to use a meeting of European leaders this week to lobby against European Union requests for member states to stump up more money, a British government source said.

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Chinese peacekeepers expected in South Sudan at start of 2015: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS - Some 700 Chinese peacekeepers are expected to join a United Nations mission in South Sudan at the start of next year, the head of the U.N. operation said on Wednesday, though she appealed for Beijing to deploy the battalion "sooner rather than later."

United Nations, Africa 6:35pm EDT

Niger buys 'spy plane' to combat Sahel militants

NIAMEY - The government of Niger has purchased a reconnaissance plane as part of its effort to combat Islamist fighters and criminal gangs operating on its vast territory, the West African country's interior minister said on Wednesday.

Africa, Mali 6:32pm EDT

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