International  October 22, 2014
Canadian soldier, gunman dead in parliament attack
Police and medical personel move a wounded person into an ambulance at the scene of a shooting at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada, on October 22, 2014A gunman whose name was on a terror watch list killed a soldier and attempted to storm Canada's parliament Wednesday before being gunned down in turn by the assembly's sergeant-at-arms.The attacker, identified in the Canadian media as 32-year-old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, was considered a "high risk" suspect and had seen his passport seized to prevent ...  Full Story
Palestinian rams car into Jerusalem crowd, killing baby
Israeli policemen inspect a wrecked car after it rammed a group of pedestrians at the Ammunition Hill tram stop, which lies on the seamline between west and occupied east Jerusalem, on October 22, 2014A Palestinian rammed a car into pedestrians in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a baby and injuring six other people in what Israeli police said was a "hit-and-run terror attack".It was the second such deadly incident in three months, prompting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to immediately order an increase in police presence across the c...  Full Story
Mexico mayor accused of ordering attack on missing students
Students chant slogans on October 15, 2014 in Mexico City during a protest supporting the 43 students missing in Iguala, Guerrero StateMexico on Wednesday ordered the arrest of the mayor of the city of Iguala, his wife and an aide, charging they masterminded last month's attack that left six students dead and 43 missing. Mexican authorities have searched in vain for any trace of the college students who disappeared on September 26, in a case that has sparked national and internati...  Full Story
Palestinian behind Jerusalem car attack dies of injuries: hospital
Israeli policemen stand guard at the scene after a car rammed a group of pedestrians at the Ammunition Hill tram stop in Jerusalem, October 22, 2014A Palestinian driver who killed a baby and injured six people in Jerusalem in what Israeli police called a "hit-and-run terror attack", died of his injuries early on Thursday, the hospital said.Abed Abdelrahman Shaludeh, 21, was shot and wounded by police as he tried to flee the scene on Wednesday....  Full Story
Cuba sends more doctors to Ebola-hit west Africa
This photo released by Cuban official website shows President Raul Castro (L) at an airport in Havana as 35 doctors and 48 nurses prepare to depart for Liberia and Guinea to fight the Ebola epidemic on October 21, 2014Cuban nurses and doctors headed to Liberia and Guinea Wednesday to help the fight against Ebola, as the death toll from the outbreak neared 4,900 and countries raced to get experimental vaccines ready for "real-world use".The latest contingent of 83 reinforcements sent by Havana brought the total number of Cuban health workers in west Africa to at ...  Full Story
WikiLeaks' Assange 'confident' ahead of Sweden ruling
Founder of Wikileaks Julian Assange, speaking from the Ecuadorean embassy in London, appears on a screen as he gives a video conference to open the Human Rights Film Festival in Barcelona on October 22, 2014WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Wednesday he was "confident" his asylum status will be resolved, as he awaits an imminent ruling on his case by a Swedish court.A court in Stockholm is expected to rule on Friday on an appeal by Assange's lawyers against the arrest warrant hanging over him for allegations of rape and sexual molestation."We will...  Full Story
New 'progressive' party? PM's bold suggestion to 'save' French left
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on October 22, 2014 in ParisFrance's prime minister called Wednesday for the creation of a new "progressive" party or alliance of parties, a bold move that would seek to plug divisions tearing the ruling Socialists apart.Manuel Valls' comments in an interview with the weekly L'Obs came as rifts plaguing the Socialist party once again leapt to the fore with ousted ministers an...  Full Story
American freed by N.Korea arrives back in US
This handout photo obtained June 10, 2014 courtesy of The City of Moraine, Ohio shows Jeffrey Fowle, the US tourist who was released in North Korea on October 21, 2014An American held hostage for six months in North Korea arrived home Wednesday after his surprise release, stressing he had been well treated and voicing support for two US citizens still being held.Jeffrey Fowle was reunited with his wife and three children in his home state of Ohio, after Pyongyang allowed a Pentagon plane to fly into the North Ko...  Full Story