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Canada PM vows crackdown after capital shocked by fatal attacks

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

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

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China does not rule out Tibet visit by U.N. rights chief

BEIJING - China has not ruled out a visit by the United Nations human rights chief to its unrest-plagued regions of Tibet and Xinjiang, but said on Thursday he must apply through "appropriate channels".

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Mexico says mayor, wife were behind student-teacher disappearances

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

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Russian prosecutors detain more suspects in Total CEO plane crash

MOSCOW - Russian prosecutors detained four Moscow airport workers and denied bail to the driver of a snow plough which hit a private jet killing the CEO of French oil company Total earlier this week, officials said on Thursday.

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