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How is a rare strain of malaria spreading near cities in Southeast Asia? That's the question that's been puzzling a team of scientists. And they're us...
Audie Cornish talks to Kim Mackrael, Parliamentary reporter for the Globe and Mail in Ottawa. She went to the scene of Wednesday's shooting and talke...
Canada's Parliament building went on lockdown Wednesday after a gunman killed a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Robert ...

World

BBC
Six surprising numbers from the fight against the epidemic...
A huge security operation is under way in Canada's capital Ottawa after a gunman killed a soldier at a war memorial and shots were fired in the parlia...
What is lurking in Sweden's waters?...
Ukraine rebels fight on to keep dream alive...
Some US seniors are still paying off student loans...

Europe

BBC
What is lurking in Sweden's waters?...
Ukraine rebels fight on to keep dream alive...
Ukrainians go to the polls this weekend in a key parliamentary election. The BBC's Steve Rosenberg is reporting from across the country....
Jean-Claude Juncker, the incoming president of the European Commission, has insisted that rules on freedom of movement in Europe cannot be changed....
Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read requests a song he wrote in support of UKIP be withdrawn from sale following complaints that it was racist....

Canada

CBC
Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the slain gunman in Wednesday’s shooting at the Ottawa War Memorial and Parliament Buildings, had a criminal r...
Brian Bowman will be Winnipeg's next mayor, as he has a commanding lead in the city's election race tonight....
Military members in Quebec are being advised not to wear their uniforms in public unless they are on official duty, but it was not imm...
The first reports of a shooting at Canada's National War Memorial in Ottawa came just before 10 a.m. E.T. Wednesday, as Ottawa police ...
Chaos erupted today around Parliament Hill when gunfire broke out around the National War Memorial, and carried on in Parliament and a...

Australia-Pacific

ABC
Troubled mining company Boart Longyear has struck a bailout deal with US private equity firm and debt financer, Centerbridge Partners....
Foreign affairs officials have confirmed that both the United States and the United Kingdom have asked Australia to send medical support teams to west...
Billionaire James Packer has joined Russell Crowe as co-owner of NRL premiers South Sydney Rabbitohs....

Middle East

BBC
A baby girl is killed and eight others injured after a car hits pedestrians in Jerusalem, in what Israeli police describe as a "terrorist attack"....
A US federal jury finds four Blackwater security guards guilty of killing 14 Iraqis in a square in Baghdad in 2007....
The Syrian military has stepped up its air strikes on rebel-held areas dramatically, carrying out more than 200 in recent days, activists say....
The fighting in Kobane has pushed relations between the Turkish government and Turkey's Kurdish population to the lowest point for years...
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is setting up an inquiry into attacks on UN facilities during Israel's recent offensive in the Gaza Strip....

Asia-Pacific

BBC
Australian photographer explores Greenland's ice sheet...
Indians celebrate Diwali, the biggest Hindu festival...
Will coal exports kill the Great Barrier Reef?...
Japan's deputy prime minister meets his Chinese counterpart in Beijing in a move that could pave the way for a meeting between the countries' leaders....
Supporters of a leading anti-government cleric in Pakistan end a two-month protest in the capital Islamabad against PM Nawaz Sharif, but others remain...

South-Asia

BBC
Australian photographer explores Greenland's ice sheet...
Indians celebrate Diwali, the biggest Hindu festival...
Will coal exports kill the Great Barrier Reef?...
Japan's deputy prime minister meets his Chinese counterpart in Beijing in a move that could pave the way for a meeting between the countries' leaders....
Supporters of a leading anti-government cleric in Pakistan end a two-month protest in the capital Islamabad against PM Nawaz Sharif, but others remain...

Business

BBC
Shares in Asia on Wednesday slide into negative territory, following Wall Street's lead after fatal shooting in Canada worries investors....
Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs - around a tenth of its entire workforce - over the next three years, the BBC understands....
How can the supermarket turn its fortunes around?...
Renting your own room for a power nap...
KPMG and financial regulators have been criticised in a report by MPs into Co-op Bank's failed bid to buy 632 Lloyds branches last year....
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