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HindustanTimes Sat,25 Oct 2014

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Canada probes Parliament gunman’s ties

Canada’s capital faced a third day of heightened security on Friday as police searched for any clues that the man who shot and killed a soldier and charged  into the parliament building had help in plotting his attack.

New York on alert over first Ebola case

A New York doctor who recently returned from Guinea tested positive for Ebola on Thursday becoming the fourth case yet in the United States. Craig Spencer, 33, was treating Ebola patients in Guinea, one of three west African nations hit the hardest by the outbreak.

Paul flays unsolicited advice to India from UK

Members of the House of Lords saw the election of the Narendra Modi government as an opportunity to renew UK-India relations during a debate on Thursday, but prominent industrialist Swraj Paul decried the ‘stream of ungenerous and ill-informed advice’ from UK to India on key issues.

Canada attacker had planned to travel to Syria

The gunman in the attack on Canada's parliament had a criminal record and recently applied for a passport, planning to travel to Syria after undergoing a 'radicalisation process', police said on Thursday.

Boko Haram kidnaps 25 more girls in Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack on a remote town in northeastern Nigeria, witnesses said, despite talks on freeing over 200 other female hostages they seized in April.

EU strikes compromise to set new climate target

European Union leaders struck a deal on a new target to cut carbon emissions out to 2030, calling it a new global standard but leaving critics warning that compromises had undermined the fight against climate change.

Kerry hosts first Diwali celebrations, hails diaspora

As Diwali becomes an important marker in the American festival calendar, Secretary of State John Kerry hosted Diwali celebrations at the State Department for the first time, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to the US provided an 'unforgettable chance to build on the already deep ties between America and India.'

Malaysian man crawls for 3 days after car smash

A Malaysian man seriously injured in a car accident crawled through jungle for three days before happening upon an isolated village, authorities said Friday.

China launches first mission to moon and back

China launched its first space mission to the moon and back early on Friday, authorities said, the latest step forward for Beijing's ambitious programme to one day land a Chinese citizen on the Earth's only natural satellite.

Wives not cows: Uganda dowry fuels domestic violence

When Ugandan farmer's daughter Rose Akurut became engaged to a man from a village far from her own, her parents could not be more thrilled. But the dowry she would bring -- cows, goats and cash -- soured the marriage and brought dark clouds over the partnership, a story repeated by many others in Uganda.

Bangladesh Islamist leader convicted of war crimes dies

A Bangladeshi Islamist party leader serving 90 years in prison for crimes during Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence has died, a doctor said.

China, 20 others launch World Bank rival in Asia

Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China-backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders.

First pics: Canada parliament attack caught on cam

Ottawa police have released dramatic surveillance footage showing the moments the gunman breached security and attacked Canada's parliament on Wednesday.

Canada's PM says Ottawa shooting rampage was terrorism

Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the US-led air campaign against the IS.

Islamic State militants now world's richest: experts

The Islamic State has become the world's wealthiest terror group, earning tens of millions of dollars a month from illegal oil sales and ransoms, officials said Thursday.
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