Canada's capital has been jolted by the fatal shooting of a
soldier and an attack on the parliament building in which
gunshots were fired outside a room where Prime Minister
Stephen Harper was speaking.
Two Myanmar men accused of killing two British backpackers on
a Thai holiday island have retracted their confessions, their
lawyers said, adding further confusion to an investigation
that has attracted widespread criticism.
Hong Kong protesters planned to march to the home of the
city's Beijing-backed leader to push their case for greater
democracy a day after talks between student leaders and
senior officials failed to break the deadlock.