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Canadians search for answers to gunman's motivations in 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....

Sweden calls off weeklong search for suspected submarine in Stockholm archipelago
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Swedish authorities called off their weeklong search for a suspected submarine in the Stockholm archipelago Friday, saying the presumed intruder had probably escaped into the Baltic Sea....

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong to vote on government talks offer or 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....

Whistle-blower sees little change in South Korea 10 years after exposing cloning fraud
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....

2 rings of security _ 1 US, 1 Filipino _ around arrested Marine reflect sore spot in relations
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master....

US must apologize to free 2 remaining American prisoners, North Korean legal experts say
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....

US officials see signs of rebuilding in Iraqi army after sectarian divisions and breakdowns
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) -- Iraq's fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major counteroffensive for many months, senior U.S. military officials say....

British premier is protesting request for bigger contribution to EU coffers
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Britain says its prime minister is protesting a European Union request for an additional 2.1 billion euro ($2.65 billion) contribution to the EU coffers at a time of increasing pressure at home for the country to leave the bloc....

Despite dry spell, North Korean farmers expect good vegetable harvest next month
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Providing enough food to feed the nation is always a struggle for North Korea. But it looks like the residents of Pyongyang won't be lacking for cabbage and vegetables come next month, when the crops will be harvested....

EU leaders agree to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent by 2030
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....

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Asia
French journalists get 2 1/2 months in jail for illegal reporting in Indonesia's Papua

Europe
Danish police arrest 2 men after finding explosives

Latin America/Caribbean
Mexican governor stepping aside during investigation into disappearance of 43 students

Middle East
US-led coalition strikes in Syria killed more than 500 people, mainly militants, activists say


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