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Canadian official IDs Ottawa gunman
TORONTO (AP) -- A Canadian official has identified the dead Ottawa gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau....

UN inquiry head rejects N. Korea's 'honeyed words'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- "A few honeyed words" by North Korea as it tries to avoid a referral to the International Criminal Court has not changed the human rights situation on the ground there, the head of a U.N. commission of inquiry on the North told reporters Wednesday....

Ottawa hospital says it treated 3 shooting victims
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- A hospital says it has received three victims from the shootings in Canada's capital....

2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was killed by the usually ceremonial sergeant-at-arms, authorities and witnesses said....

China's Yan Lianke receives Franz Kafka prize
PRAGUE (AP) -- Yan Lianke, a Chinese author who has seen some of his novels banned in his homeland, has received the prestigious Franz Kafka Prize in the Czech Republic....

North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio
WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) -- An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children....

Analysis: Fowle was North Korea's easiest US case
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Why did North Korea free Jeffrey Fowle, and only him, when two other Americans remain in prison there? Probably because Pyongyang considered him the most minor of the three offenders, and may believe that releasing him could improve abysmal U.S. relations and even temper growing international criticism of its human-rights record....

Ebola outbreak forces Liberians into exile
BUDUBURAM CAMP, Ghana (AP) -- Henry Boley left Liberia to attend a conference in Nigeria just days after his twins were born. Now, weeks later, he can't get home. Amanda Johnson, a 50-year-old Liberian living in Ghana, awaits her fiance's departure from their home country for their wedding, but refuses to return home because of Ebola....

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Lawmakers in Iraq's largely autonomous Kurdish region Wednesday authorized peshmerga forces to go to neighboring Syria and help fellow Kurds combat Islamic State militants in the key border town of Kobani, providing much-needed boots on the ground....

Palestinian kills baby at Jerusalem station
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a three-month-old baby girl and wounding eight people in what police called a terror attack....

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Africa
Nigeria truce is shaky, no news of abducted girls

Asia
HK protest talks show gap between students, govt

Europe
Albania PM seeks to ease tensions with Serbia

Latin America/Caribbean
Mexico: Mayor linked to deadly attack on students

Middle East
Missile, fire from Egypt wounds 2 Israeli troops


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