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Soldier and gunman killed in Ottawa shootings

Canadian parliament A gunman armed with a rifle has shot and killed a Canadian soldier guarding Ottawa's war memorial, before being pursued by police into the national parliament building and shot dead himself.

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Editor who guided Watergate coverage dies

Ben Bradlee

Ben Bradlee, who oversaw the Washington Post's reporting on the Watergate scandal that brought down US president Richard Nixon, has died at the age of 93.

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Canadian man shot after striking soldiers

A man who was shot and killed by police in Quebec after he struck two members of the Canadian military with his car had become radicalised, according to senior officials.

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Comet set for close encounter with Mars

The comet known as Siding Spring will brush past Mars on Sunday, coming so close to the planet that gas and dust in its tail could change its atmosphere and damage a number of spacecraft.

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Canadian coastguard reaches stranded ship

The Canadian coastguard has reached a fuel-laden Russian container ship that was dangerously adrift off the Pacific shore and threatening to cause an environmental catastrophe.

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Hurricane Gonzalo batters #Bermuda

Hurricane Gonzalo has made a direct hit on the island of Bermuda as a category two storm, carrying drenching rains and punishing winds that plunged thousands of residents into the dark.

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US 'spy plane' lands after 22-month mission

The US military has landed its robotic space plane, ending a classified 22-month mission that marked the third in Earth orbit for the experimental programme widely believed to be related to spying.

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#Mexico gang boss held in missing student case

Mexican authorities have captured the suspected leader of the Guerreros Unidos gang, which was allegedly involved with corrupt police in the disappearance of 43 students, officials announced.

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#Jamaica bans travelers from Ebola-hit nations

Jamaica has ordered an immediate ban on people who have traveled through the Ebola-affected countries of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, joining a growing number of states to impose such restrictions.

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Violent protests over missing #Mexico students

Protests over 43 missing students turned violent when angry students started pelting stones and smashing windows of the attorney general's office in Mexico City.

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