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NY Times World News

Mexican Official Links a Mayor to Missing College Students


The attorney general says that the apparent abduction of 43 students in southern Mexico came after Mayor Jose Luis Abarca of Iguala ordered an attack on them.






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Taliban Are Rising Again in Afghanistan’s North


Gains by militants in Kunduz Province question the ability of Afghan security forces to hold territory just two months before the end of the 13-year international combat mission.






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After Shooting, Fear and Anxiety Take Over Ottawa


Workers in the capital were stuck in their buildings during a lockdown after shootings at two sites on Wednesday.






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Gunman Panics Canadian Capital, Killing Soldier in Rampage


Shots fired inside the Parliament building, before the assailant was killed, stoked fears across Canada, a nation already on alert for terrorism.






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Reuters World News

Attack on parliament, killing of soldier stun Canada's capital

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A gunman attacked Canada's parliament on Wednesday, with shots fired near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was killed at a nearby war memorial, stunning the Canadian capital.
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Palestinian driver rams Jerusalem station killing baby

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A baby died and eight other people were hurt when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop, then police shot the driver as he fled, police and a hospital official said.






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Scion of Pakistan's Bhutto dynasty throws down gauntlet to PM

NAUDERO Pakistan (Reuters) - The scion of Pakistan's leading political dynasty, emerging from the shadow of his mother and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto seven years after she was assassinated, has vowed to resurrect her party's flagging fortunes.
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Canada's parliament attacked, soldier fatally shot nearby

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A gunman attacked Canada's parliament on Wednesday, with gunfire erupting near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was fatally shot at a nearby war memorial, stunning the Canadian capital.






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