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May 29, 2015 - 4:13pm
29 min 10 sec ago

TORONTO (AP) — Newly released footage of the gunman who killed a soldier at Canada's national war memorial and stormed Parliament before being gunned down shows him asking Allah to praise his actions before last October's attack.

Police on Friday released 18 additional seconds of gunman Michael Zehaf Bibeau's video message. That footage had been edited out of an earlier version released last October to give investigators time to analyze the dialect of Arabic he was...

May 29, 2015 - 3:58pm
29 min 10 sec ago

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says armed men hijacked two buses in the southwestern Baluchistan province and killed 19 passengers.

Baluchistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti says the gunmen let around 50 passengers go after hijacking the buses on Friday and took at least 25 into the mountains. Security forces surrounded and battled the gunmen, and were able to recover six passengers, one of whom was wounded.

Baluchistan Information...

May 29, 2015 - 3:02pm
49 min 8 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian space officials say this month's launch failure of a Proton rocket was due to excessive vibrations in the engine of the rocket's third stage.

Igor Komarov, head of the Roscosmos space agency, told reporters Friday that the vibrations came from a rotor shaft and were due to the material it was made of. He said using a different material to solve the problem would not be excessively costly, but he didn't specify an amount.

The May...

May 29, 2015 - 2:52pm
29 min 10 sec ago

TORONTO (AP) — Canada can revoke the Canadian citizenship of dual nationals convicted of terrorism or other high crimes under a controversial new law.

The law, which went into effect Friday, would revoke citizenship for anyone found guilty of terrorism, treason and spying for a foreign government.

The rules would also apply to dual citizens who take up arms against Canada by fighting in a foreign army or joining an international terrorist...

May 29, 2015 - 2:32pm
1 hour 49 min ago

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's new president is pledging to take personal charge of the fight against Boko Haram (BOH'-koh hah-RAHM') Islamic extremists. And he says he will root out human rights violations by his country's military.

Muhammadu Buhari (moo-HAH'-mah-doo boo-HAH'-ree) was inaugurated today. He's the first candidate to beat a sitting Nigerian president in an election.

Buhari is a former general who ruled briefly as a military dictator...

May 29, 2015 - 1:54pm
1 hour 59 min ago

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A report by the Council of Europe is urging Hungary to investigate the scale of human trafficking within the country, which it says is on the rise.

The report issued Friday by the Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings said that "internal trafficking is a growing phenomenon," especially affecting Hungary's poor northeast region. Roma may represent 40 percent of the victims, who suffer sexual or labor exploitation or may be...

May 29, 2015 - 1:49pm
2 hours 9 min ago

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has praised the "heroism" of parents of gravely ill children who chose not to abort.

Francis met for nearly an hour with a group of severely ill children and their parents Friday in the Vatican hotel chapel. The families are participating in a pilgrimage to the shrines at Lourdes and Loreto.

The Vatican said Francis spent time with each child, who ranged in age from two to 14. The father of one child, Andrea Maria,...

May 29, 2015 - 1:43pm
2 hours 9 min ago

MOSCOW (AP) — The prominent Russian opposition figure who is being treated at a Moscow hospital after the sudden onset of a mysterious illness won't be taken abroad for care.

Vladimir Kara-Murza was hospitalized Tuesday in a serious condition. Diagnoses have varied, with doctors saying on Friday that he is suffering kidney failure. No cause for the condition has been determined.

After the poisoning of defector Alexander Litvinenko and the mysterious...

May 29, 2015 - 12:31pm
4 hours 9 min ago

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say militants led by al-Qaida's branch in Syria are advancing in the northwestern province of Idlib after capturing a government stronghold.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees said Friday that the so-called Fatah Army has captured several villages near the town of Ariha, which the insurgents seized the day before. Ariha had been one of the last major government strongholds in Idlib.

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May 29, 2015 - 11:47am
4 hours 39 min ago

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Tunisia's prime minister says a European Union proposal to destroy boats used by smugglers to ferry migrants to Europe from Libya probably won't work and is risky because it is similar to military intervention.

Prime Minister Habib Essid told reporters Friday during a visit to Lisbon that authorities must fight the root of the illegal migration problem by helping raise living standards in the countries the migrants come from.

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