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Ottawa pushes for business as usual after shootings

OTTAWA - The Canadian government determined to return to business as usual on Thursday after a reported convert to Islam shot dead a soldier at the National War Memorial and rampaged through Parliament before being killed himself. | Video

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Ukrainian PM warns Russia may try to disrupt Sunday's election

KIEV - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk on Thursday warned of possible attempts by Russia to disrupt Sunday's parliamentary election in Ukraine and ordered a full security mobilization to prevent "terrorist acts" being carried out.

Russia 7:56am EDT

Eyeing 2015 vote, UK's opposition Labour promises immigration curbs

LONDON - Britain's opposition Labour would crack down on immigration if elected next year, its leader Ed Miliband said on Thursday, taking a tougher line on the issue in response to the rise of the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP).

8:29am EDT

U.N. rights watchdog calls for open elections in Hong Kong

GENEVA - The United Nations Human Rights Committee called on China on Thursday to ensure universal suffrage in Hong Kong, stressing that included the right to stand for election as well as the right to vote.

United Nations, China 8:40am EDT

Kosovo pitches peace treaty, recognition to old master Serbia

BELGRADE - Kosovo urged old master Serbia on Thursday to recognize it as independent during the first visit to Belgrade by a foreign minister of the ex-Serbian province that showed how relations have evolved from open hostility to functional co-existence.

United Nations 8:53am EDT

China vows better rule of law, but no word of disgraced security chief

BEIJING - China's Communist Party unveiled legal reforms on Thursday aimed at giving judges more independence and limiting local officials' influence over courts, but it made no mention of the fate of its former domestic security chief who is under investigation for corruption.

China 8:54am EDT

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