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Nathan Cirillo, Soldier Killed in Ottawa, Used Strength to Help Others
Corporal Cirillo, 25, was a gym buff with a fondness for rescue dogs and the proud father of a boy who just started kindergarten.

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Despite Telltale Signs, Ottawa Gunman Was Not Flagged as a Threat
The Canadian police acknowledged that the man was not identified as a security threat despite a criminal record in three cities, embrace of extremist ideas and intent to travel to Syria.

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Robust Reponse to ISIS Appears Far Off for Iraqis
Despite increasing assistance from the United States, Iraq?s ability to mount a sustained counteroffensive to retake territory seized by the Islamic State is still months away, American officials say.

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U.S. Is Investigating Report That Islamic State Used Chlorine Gas
American officials said they were examining a report that 11 police officers were sickened after a bomb dispersed chlorine gas last month near Balad, north of Baghdad.

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In Iraq, Relief After News of Blackwater Convictions
For many of the survivors of the 2007 shooting in Baghdad, the verdicts offered some solace after a traumatic event that became synonymous with the worst of the American occupation.

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Myanmar?s Opening Up Hasn?t Loosened Graft in Courts
The state of the legal system ? with lawyers paying bribes to clerks and judges ? leaves many pessimistic about the country?s vaunted reforms.

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South Korea Delays Shift in Control of Military
The United States agreed to postpone the return of wartime control of the South Korean military to Seoul until the South?s forces were better prepared.

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European Leaders Agree on Targets to Fight Climate Change
The main target that won approval was a pledge to slash emissions by at least 40 percent, compared with 1990 levels, by 2030.

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•  Honey smugglers sent packing
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BBC: World [Video&Audio]
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•  VIDEO: US air strike 'hits IS command'
Photographs show a US air strike hitting an Islamic State position on a hill near the embattled Syrian town of Kobane.
•  VIDEO: Spirit of revolution simmers in Kiev
Steve Rosenberg visits Kiev to see how the recent violence in Ukraine has had an impact on who is running for parliament.
•  VIDEO: Ebola: Scenes of horror in Liberia
There have now been more than 4,800 reported deaths from Ebola, with Liberia the worst affected country. Around 50 new cases are being reported every day in the capital Monrovia.
•  VIDEO: Security for polio workers in Pakistan
The number of cases of polio in Pakistan has topped 200 for the first time in nearly 15 years.
•  VIDEO: WW1: The Famine of Mount Lebanon
As a proportion of the total population, more people died in Greater Syria than anywhere else in the world during the First World War. In Mount Lebanon a third of the population died of famine and disease.

    
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