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After attacks, Canada balances security, openness

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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada treasures its image as an orderly, open society, a place where the seat of government welcomes weekly public y... Full Story

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  • After attacks, Canada balances security, openness
    After attacks, Canada balances security, openness

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada treasures its image as an orderly, open society, a place where the seat of government welcomes weekly public yoga sessions on its front lawn beneath a monument called the Peace Tower.

  • Egypt declares emergency in northern Sinai
    Egypt declares emergency in northern Sinai

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of IslamistPresident Mohammed Morsi.

  • Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque
    Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told hm to stop, Muslim leaders said Friday.

  • Militant group said to be using chlorine bombs
    Militant group said to be using chlorine bombs

    MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — New allegations have emerged that Islamic State extremists have expanded their arsenal with chlorine bombs and captured fighter jets — weapons that could help the militants in Iraq and Syria.

  • WHO: Mali case put many at risk for Ebola
    WHO: Mali case put many at risk for Ebola

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Many people in Mali are at high risk of catching Ebola because the toddler who brought the disease to the country was bleeding from her nose as she traveled on a bus from Guinea, the World Health Organization warned Friday.

  • Palestinian killed in clash with Israeli military

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian-American teenager was killed during clashes with the Israeli military on Friday amid heightened tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

  • Venezuelans brace for slump in oil prices
    Venezuelans brace for slump in oil prices

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The falling oil prices that are providing relief to drivers around the world threaten to bring more misery to the life of Milagro Alvarez and millions of other Venezuelans, whose country depends almost exclusively on oil revenue.

  • Smugglers offer $20 passage from Turkey to Syria
    Smugglers offer $20 passage from Turkey to Syria

    ONCUPINAR, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish border crossing of Oncupinar, an hour's drive from the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, is a chaotic buzz of people waiting to pass into one of the most violent regions in the world. Border guards stand by with machine guns to prevent Islamic militants from joining the flow, but within their sight smugglers offer to take travelers across for a surprisingly sma...

  • Canada to give slain soldier hero's send-off
    Canada to give slain soldier hero's send-off

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The soldier shot dead by a gunman who then stormed Canada's seat of government was given a hero's send-off Friday, with a motorcade along the highway where the country honors its war dead.

  • Putin accuses US of undermining global stability
    Putin accuses US of undermining global stability

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin of Russia said Friday that the world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place because of U.S. attempts to enforce its will on other countries and that his nation will not comply.

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