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Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks

OTTAWA/HAMILTON Ontario - Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism in ways that critics say may curtail civil liberties as a country that prides itself on its openness mourned the second soldier this week killed by homegrown radicals. | Video

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China's top graft-buster says fight will never end

BEIJING - China's fight against deeply engrained corruption will never end, the country's top official in charge of tackling graft said ahead of a key meeting to root out corruption in the world's second-largest economy.

China 24 Oct 2014

At least four dead in escape bid at Dominican Republic jail

SANTO DOMINGO - At least four prisoners were killed and nine others wounded, including two guards, after an attempted mass escape at a prison in the southern Dominican Republic, officials said on Friday.

24 Oct 2014

Drone strike kills three al Qaeda-linked militants: tribal sources

SANAA - A U.S. drone strike killed three suspected members of the al Qaeda-linked group near their battlefront with arch-rivals from the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi group, tribal sources said.

24 Oct 2014

China to shut factories during APEC to curb Beijing pollution: Xinhua

SHANGHAI - Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli ordered a temporary shutdown of factories to ensure air quality during a meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders in Beijing next month, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Friday.

Environment, 24 Oct 2014

'We won't pay,' furious Cameron tells EU over surprise bill

BRUSSELS - In a vivid display of fury at European Union technocrats, British Prime Minister David Cameron refused to pay a surprise 2.1-billion-euro bill on Friday as EU leaders ordered an urgent review of the calculations used. | Video

24 Oct 2014

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