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US on high alert after Canada shooting

US on high alert after Canada shooting

​The United States put its air defense on alert and placed its embassy in Ottawa on lockdown following shooting incidents in Canada including one inside its parliament building. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is taking “appropriate” measures to ensure quick reaction to “any incidents involving aviation in Canada,” said a US defense official, [&hellip

Iraq’s KRG to send fighters to Kobani

Iraq’s KRG to send fighters to Kobani

The parliament of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has agreed to send its Peshmerga fighters to the strategic Syrian town of Kobani to join the fight against ISIL Takfiri militants. On Wednesday, the parliament of the semi-autonomous region voted to authorize sending Kurdish fighters to Kobani, known as Ain al-Arab in Arabic. The first phase [&hellip

Ebola death toll tops 4,877: WHO

Ebola death toll tops 4,877: WHO

The Ebola epidemic has so far claimed the lives of 4,877 people all around the world, while more than 9,936 people have been infected, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. The virus has been most devastating in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea which have incurred the most fatalities with 2,705, [&hellip

Real roll over Liverpool

Real roll over Liverpool

Real Madrid produced a first-half masterclass as they overpowered Liverpool 3-0 in their Champions League Group B clash at Anfield. Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 70th Champions League goal with a stunning finish to set Real on their way midway through the first half. Karim Benzema added a second on 30 minutes with a brilliant looping [&hellip

Hong Kong protesters, gov’t to talk

Hong Kong protesters, gov’t to talk

Protest leaders in Hong Kong are to sit down for talks with the local government amid continuing demonstrations against an election law. The negotiations will begin at 6:00 p.m. local time (1000 GMT) on Tuesday and will be broadcast live. Hong Kong’s Chief Secretary for Administration Carrie Lam will represent the local government in the [&hellip

EU parliament endorses Juncker’s new team

EU parliament endorses Juncker’s new team

​The European Parliament has approved the incoming European Commission. The team, headed by former prime minister of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker, is expected to take office on November 1. Juncker’s team of 27 commissioners was endorsed with 423 votes at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday, with 209 MEPs voting against, and 67 abstaining. Juncker [&hellip

UN chief: 100K still homeless in Gaza

UN chief: 100K still homeless in Gaza

Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon has highlighted the plight of over 100,000 Palestinians that remain homeless in the Gaza Strip following the latest Israeli onslaught, vowing plans to launch a probe into the aggression. Addressing the UN Security Council on Tuesday, Ban Ki-moon further mentioned 50,000 of the currently homeless Gaza residents [&hellip

‘ISIL crimes displace over 1.8 mn Iraqis’

‘ISIL crimes displace over 1.8 mn Iraqis’

Over 1.8 million people in Iraq have been displaced as a result of atrocities committed by ISIL Takfiri terrorists, the International Organization of Migration (IOM) says. According to a report issued by IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) on Tuesday, an estimated 1,814,862 people (302,477 families) are displaced in the crisis-hit country. The report covers internal [&hellip

Syria asks UN to punish terror coalition

Syria asks UN to punish terror coalition

Syria’s permanent ambassador to the United Nations has called on the world body to punish “the terrorist coalition of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Israel”. At a UN Security Council session on Tuesday, Bashar al-Jaafari said the coalition has been seeking to destroy Syria by fanning the flames of terrorism and shedding the blood of [&hellip

Sunderland fans offered refunds

Sunderland fans offered refunds

​ Sunderland players have offered to refund fans who made the long trip to Southampton to see their side beaten 8-0 in the Premier League on Saturday. Own goals from Santiago Vergini and Liam Bridcutt and strikes from Graziano Pelle (2), Jack Cork, Dusan Tadic, Victor Wanyama and Sadio Mane condemned Sunderland to their heaviest [&hellip