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Canada parliament applauds Sergeant-at-Arms

Canada's parliament reopened Thursday and gave a hero's welcome to Sergeant‑at‑Arms Kevin Vickers, who a day earlier had put aside...

Man arrested near Canada's prime minister in sign of tensions

Police arrested a man at gunpoint just steps from Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Thursday,...

Brazil race hinges on appeal to lower middle class

The debate boiled in Lena's Salon in Rio's Cantagalo slum, as patrons argued about who should win Sunday's presidential election.

Exclusive: Charred tanks in Ukraine point to Russian involvement

The burnt‑out remains of dozens of tanks and armored vehicles in fields near this small village...

Eyeing 2015 vote, UK's opposition Labour promises immigration curbs

Britain's opposition Labour would crack down on immigration if elected next year, its leader Ed...

Obama invites new Afghan leaders to White House

U. S. President Barack Obama, keen to reset relations with Afghanistan that soured under longtime president Hamid Karzai, has invited the leaders of...

Turkey president: 200 Kurdish fighters from Iraq to enter Kobani

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday agreement had been reached on sending 200 Kurdish...

Separatists protest in Kashmir against Modi visit

Shops and businesses were closed in Indian‑controlled Kashmir on Thursday as separatists protested a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

UN rights body calls for open elections in Hong Kong

The United Nations Human Rights Committee called on China on Thursday to ensure universal suffrage in Hong Kong, including the right to stand for election...

African beacon Botswana prepares for tight election

Botswana will on Friday hold what are expected to be its closest elections since gaining independence from Britain 48 years ago as President Ian...