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Slain Canadian soldier heads home on 'Highway of Heroes'

Slain Canadian soldier heads home on 'Highway of Heroes'

The body of a Canadian soldier shot dead while guarding the country's war memorial in Ottawa began the journey to his hometown, in a last ride along the nation's "Highway of Heroes."

Palestinian boy killed at West Bank protest

Palestinian boy killed at West Bank protest

A Palestinian boy was shot dead during clashes between Israeli soldiers and stone-throwing protesters in the occupied West Bank, medics and residents said.

Ottawa shooting: Gunman had troubled, transient past

Ottawa shooting: Gunman had troubled, transient past

The gunman who killed a soldier in Ottawa and then raced through Canada's parliament before being shot dead was a misfit and perhaps mentally ill, according to police, friends and family, while his troubled and transient past included robbery and drug offences.

Princess, husband admit running cockfighting ring

Princess, husband admit running cockfighting ring

A princess fifth in line for the Romanian throne and her husband who admitted running a cockfighting ring in rural Oregon have both sentenced to probation and ordered to forfeit $200,000 from the sale of the property, federal prosecutors say.

California communites suffers as wells dry up in drought

California communites suffers as wells dry up in drought

In one of the towns hardest hit by California's drought, the only way some residents can get water to flush the toilet is to drive to the fire station, hand-pump water into barrels and take it back home.

Ottawa shooting: Sergeant-at-Arms hailed as hero

Ottawa shooting: Sergeant-at-Arms hailed as hero

The guard credited with killing a gunman in Canada's parliament fought back tears as lawmakers greeted him with a prolonged standing ovation, cheers and whistles when he resumed his duties.

Canada's PM: Tougher security laws after attack

Canada's PM: Tougher security laws after attack

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged more surveillance and detention powers for security forces in Canada after a gunman killed a soldier and rampaged through parliament before being shot dead.

Some US hospitals weigh withholding Ebola care

Some US hospitals weigh withholding Ebola care

The Ebola crisis is forcing the American healthcare system to consider the previously unthinkable: withholding some medical interventions because they are too dangerous to doctors and nurses and unlikely to help a patient.

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