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Canada Parliament gunman had planned to travel to Syria - police

Canada Parliament gunman had planned to travel to Syria - police

The gunman in Wednesday's attack on Canada's capital had a criminal record and recently applied for a passport, planning to travel to Syria after undergoing a "radicalisation process," police said on Thursday.
Doctor who worked in Africa first Ebola case in New York City

Doctor who worked in Africa first Ebola case in New York City

A New York City doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa became the first person to test positive for the virus in America's largest city, setting off fresh fears about the spread of the disease.
Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap 25 girls from northeast Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap 25 girls from northeast Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack on a remote town in northeastern Nigeria, witnesses to the attack said.
Pistorius shoves race, crime and punishment in S. Africa's face

Pistorius shoves race, crime and punishment in S. Africa's face

As Oscar Pistorius spent his first day behind bars this week, a suspected child rapist and murderer went on trial at the same Pretoria court in a case that has also provoked fierce debate about crime and punishment in post-apartheid South Africa.
Syria's Kobani less at risk but could still fall - U.S. officials

Syria's Kobani less at risk but could still fall - U.S. officials

The Syrian border town of Kobani appears in less danger of falling to the Islamic State, but the threat still remains, U.S. officials said on Thursday, offering a measured view of a key battle against the militant group.