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LAST_UPDATEFri, 24 Oct 2014 6pm

Security Tight In Canada As Police Probe Parliament Gunman's Ties

A man identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau is seen October 22.   -Reuters picCANADA'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.

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Protesters In Hong Kong To Vote On Government Proposals

A woman sits under a yellow umbrella as pro-democracy protesters gather at Mongkok.   -Reuters picPRO-DEMOCRACY protesters in Hong Kong say they will hold a straw poll on government proposals they had rejected earlier in the week as the campaign in the Chinese-controlled city entered the fifth week on Friday.

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Ground Offensive Against Islamic State Months Away In Iraq: U.S.

A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter launches mortar shells towards Zummar near Mosul. -Reuters picIRAQI forces are months away from being able to start waging any kind of sustained ground offensive against the Islamic State and any similar effort in Syria will take longer, officials at the U.S. military's Central Command said on Thursday.

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Doctor With Ebola In Manhattan Hospital After Return From Guinea

Bill de Blasio (L) and Andrew Cuomo attend a news conference in New York.   -Reuters picA doctor who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients was in an isolation unit in New York on Friday after testing positive for the deadly virus, becoming the fourth person diagnosed with the disease in the United States and the first in its largest city.

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Japan Could Deploy Minesweepers Off South Korea In War With North, U.S. Admiral Says

Shinzo Abe   -Reuters picPRIME MINISTER Shinzo Abe's decision to let Japan's military fight overseas could open the way for the country to deploy minesweepers in South Korean waters in the event of a war with North Korea, a senior U.S. admiral said on Friday.

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Canadian Couple Accused Of Spying In China Held In Near Isolation, Son Says

Canadian Embassy in BeijingA Canadian couple accused of spying near China's sensitive border with North Korea have been kept separately in near isolation for more than 80 days and denied access to legal counsel, their son said on Friday.

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UK Growth Robust So What’s Eating David Cameron?

Photo: ReutersBritish GDP data are forecast to show healthy growth of 0.7 percent in the third quarter.

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Kaaba Key Keeper Dies

SHEIKH Abdul Qadir Taha Al-Sheibi, who held the traditional key to the Kaaba, died in Makkah on Thursday. He was 74.

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Boko Haram Kidnaps At Least 25 More Girls

Rachel Daniel, 35, holds up a picture of her abducted daughter Rose Daniel, 17, as her son Bukar, 7, sits beside her at her home in Maiduguri in this May 21, 2014 file photo. 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.

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Philippines Signs Agreement With US For Labour Rights

Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Richard Griffin signing the Memorandum of Understanding between the Office of the General Counsel of the NLRB and the Department of Foreign Affairs. National Labor Relations BoardMANILA- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United States (US) National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to educate members of the Filipino-American community about labor rights.

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