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Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Government leaders gathered in a show of resolution a day after a deadly attack on Canada's Parliament, as authorities and everyday Canadians sifted through confounding shards of the gunman's life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation's seat of power....

Cloning whistle-blower: little change in S. Korea
CHUNCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- The whistle-blower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero....

Sweden calls off search for submarine
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Swedish authorities say they have called off their weeklong search for a suspected submarine in the Stockholm archipelago....

NK expert says US must apologize to free detainees
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other U.S. citizens still in its jails, and at least one North Korean legal expert has some unusual advice to offer: let Washington formally apologize to Pyongyang, and the country's leader will consider pardoning them....

Protesters in HK to vote on staying in streets
HONG KONG (AP) -- Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps....

EU reaches deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union leaders agreed early Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030....

Ex-Mountie hero of shooting at Canada's Parliament
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The standing ovation began even before Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers entered the Parliament chamber in his black robe, carrying the golden ceremonial mace on his right shoulder....

1st Ebola case in W. African nation of Mali
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Mali reported its first case of Ebola late Thursday, marking a major setback for West African efforts to contain the deadly virus that now has affected six countries in the region and left nearly 5,000 dead....

Poland's Tusk denies claim on partition offer
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's former prime minister, Donald Tusk, has denied that Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that Russia and Poland carve up Ukraine....

EU leaders seek more Ebola funding at summit
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Britain pledged an additional 100 million euro ($126 million) to fight Ebola and Prime Minister David Cameron called on the other European Union leaders at a summit to step up their efforts to contain the deadly virus too....

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Asia
Protesters in HK to vote on staying in streets

Europe
Poland's Tusk denies claim on partition offer

Latin America/Caribbean
Mexican governor steps aside over disappearances

Middle East
Coalition airstrikes in Syria killed over 500