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Canada PM vows crackdown after capital shocked by fatal attacks

Canada PM vows crackdown after capital shocked by fatal attacks

Shortly after a gunman shot dead a soldier at the National War Memorial in central Ottawa on Wednesday morning, a man armed with a shotgun burst into the Centre Block of Parliament, pursued by police.
East of Kobani, Turkish town appreciates 'peace' brought by Islamic State

East of Kobani, Turkish town appreciates 'peace' brought by Islamic State

Months of infighting last year between Islamist groups and the Free Syrian Army (FSA), a rebel group aiming to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, kept Akcakale residents on their toes with daily explosions and mortar shells.
African beacon Botswana prepares for tight election

African beacon Botswana prepares for tight election

Khama's Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) is expected to win a reduced majority, extending the grip on power it has held since 1966.
Bomb blast kills five at bus station in north Nigeria - police

Bomb blast kills five at bus station in north Nigeria - police

The blast, which struck the town of Azare late on Wednesday, is likely to be blamed on Islamist Boko Haram militants.
Nigeria talks with Boko Haram but no sign of girls' release

Nigeria talks with Boko Haram but no sign of girls' release

Nigeria's precipitous announcement, seemingly for domestic political reasons ahead of elections next February, could jeopardise the prospects of an accord to free the girls and bring peace to the northeast.