October 23, 2014

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22/10/2014 | 

Man arrested after jumping White House fence, causing lockdown

A man has jumped the White House fence and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, a Secret Service spokesman said.

22/10/2014 | 

Palestinian driver kills baby in Jerusalem attack

A baby died and eight other people were hurt when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop, then police shot the driver as he fled, police and a hospital official said.

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Russia: Ukraine should find money to pay for gas within a week

Ukraine should be able to find ways of paying for Russian gas supplies within a week, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has said, suggesting a standoff would end once Moscow received financial guarantees from Kiev.

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Soldier killed as Canada parliament attacked

Canada's capital was jolted by the fatal shooting of a soldier and an attack on the parliament building in which gunshots were fired outside a room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking.

22/10/2014 | 

Google launches USB security key

Google has presented a new security measure to protect access to their accounts, after a Russian forum published in September a data base containing almost 5 million Google accounts with their respective passwords.

22/10/2014 | 

Active shooting in Canadian Parliament

A gunman shot and wounded a Canadian soldier in Ottawa and then entered the country's parliament buildings chased by police, with at least 30 shots fired, according to media and eyewitness reports.

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Behind the scenes of Snowden documentary 'Citizenfour'

US documentary maker Laura Poitras has found herself in many a risky situation in Iraq and Yemen. But she never felt in as much danger as when she was filming Edward Snowden in a Hong Kong hotel while he prepared to blow the whistle on massive secret surveillance programs run by the US government.

22/10/2014 | 

Hong Kong protests continue after talks fail

About 200 Hong Kong protesters marched to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader today to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock.

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Kerry welcomes North Korea's release of US prisoner, restates terms for talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed the release of one of three Americans held in North Korea and said Washington is willing to resume talks with Pyongyang if it takes steps towards de-nuclearisation.

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Total appoints new heads after Margerie death

French oil major Total today appointed refining head Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive and former CEO Thierry Desmarest as non-executive chairman.

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Wall Street ends lower after shooting at Canadian parliament

US stocks erased earlier gains to close lower today as a shooting at the Canadian parliament unnerved investors, Boeing and Biogen sold off following results, and energy stocks fell along with oil prices.

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