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Canadian soldier, gunman dead in parliament attack

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police intervention team walks past a gate on Parliament hill in Ottawa Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial has been shot by an unknown gunman and there have been reports of gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. Emergency responders are still on the scene as paramedics performed CPR on the soldier before he was taken away by ambulance.  AP PHOTO/THE CANADIAN PRESS, ADRIAN WYLD

Gunfire echoed through the Gothic halls of the Canadian parliament Wednesday as police shot dead a gunman suspected of killing a soldier guarding a nearby war memorial before storming the building.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

10,000 pigeons in China undergo anal security check—reports

China pigeons

The 10,000 pigeons released in a ceremony Wednesday for China’s National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Ceasefire in eastern Ukraine violated

A Ukrainian tank destroyed in recent battles with the Russian troops is seen on a  road near the village of Dmytrivka, Luhansk region in the eastern Ukraine Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.  Despite of the declared cease-fire between the separatists and the Ukrainian military in eastern Ukraine occasional shooting has been reported. (AP Photo/Petro Zadorozhnyy)

A ceasefire between pro-Russian separatists and government forces in eastern Ukraine has been violated in the rebel-held city of Donetsk.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US high school student’s stabbing spree injures 20

A woman walks onto the campus of the Franklin Regional School District where several people were stabbed at Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. AP

A 16-year-old armed with two knives went on a stabbing and slashing spree at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, leaving as many as 20 people injured, including a school police officer who eventually subdued the boy with the help of an assistant principal, police said.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

World Trade Center stunts trigger security concerns

In this April 17, 2012 file photo, One World Trade Center rises above the lower Manhattan skyline and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, in New York. Eleven years after terrorists attacked the World Trade Center, the new World Trade Center now dominates the lower Manhattan skyline. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

A team of daredevil parachutists and a lone teenager have triggered fears about lax security at New York’s rebuilt World Trade Center, an emblem of the city’s resilience and renewal after the horrors of 9/11.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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