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Timeline of day of terror in OttawaTimeline of day of terror in Ottawa

OTTAWA -- A gunman on Wednesday fatally shot a Canadian soldier in an attack near the Parliament that led to the evacuation of the country's prime minister.

The gunman, who was shot and killed inside the Parliament building, has been identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a Canadian national. The soldier who was killed was Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.


Neural transplant helps paralyzed man walkNeural transplant helps paralyzed man walk

LONDON -- A paralyzed man from Bulgaria has regained feeling in his legs and is able to walk after nose cells were transplanted into his damaged spinal cord.

Swedes could be searching for Russian midget subSwedes could be searching for Russian midget sub

LONDON -- The mystery vessel spotted in Swedish waters on Friday could be a Russian Project 865 Piranha-class mini sub, according to IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly.


Barriers of separation 25 years onBarriers of separation 25 years on

BERLIN -- 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, barriers around the world including Israel's West Bank barrier and the Korean DMZ continue to divide people.

U.S. former editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93U.S. former editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

WASHINGTON -- Ben Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post’s Watergate reporting that led to the fall of President Richard Nixon, has died aged 93.


Ex-Nazis paid millions in U.S. Social SecurityEx-Nazis paid millions in U.S. Social Security

WASHINGTON -- Since 1979, it has emerged that at least 38 suspected Nazi war criminals received millions of dollars in American Social Security payments.

Pistorius handed five-year jail termPistorius handed five-year jail term

PRETORIA -- South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been given five years in jail for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.


Serum for Ebola within weeks – WHOSerum for Ebola within weeks – WHO

GENEVA -- Serum made from the blood of recovered Ebola patients could be available within weeks in Liberia, says the World Health Organization.

Apple unveils faster, slimmer iPad Air 2Apple unveils faster, slimmer iPad Air 2

CUPERTINO -- Apple’s new iPad Air 2 shaves over a millimetre off its previous depth, making it less than half as thick as the original 1st generation iPad.


 Japan's first new airliner in 50 years Japan's first new airliner in 50 years

TOKYO -- With about 375 orders already generated, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) is set to conduct test flights in 2015 and enter service in 2017.

Leaks reveal new Star Wars movie secretsLeaks reveal new Star Wars movie secrets

LONDON -- Star Wars – Episode VII, the first in a new movie trilogy, is nearing the end of principal photography in the UK and various other locations.


Oct 29: Flying car to land at Vienna festivalOct 29: Flying car to land at Vienna festival

VIENNA -- The AeroMobil 3.0 prototype flying car, which can be refueled at a regular filling station, will be unveiled in Vienna during the Pioneers Festival on October 29.

Nov 1: European Commission takes officeNov 1: European Commission takes office

BRUSSELS -- The new European Commission, a body consisting of 28 Commissioners from each EU country, is expected to take office on November 1.


Nov 11: Rosetta mission to land on comet Nov 11: Rosetta mission to land on comet

DARMSTADT -- The European Space Agency announced Monday that the robot lander of the Rosetta spacecraft will descend to "site J" on November 11.

Nov 9: Catalonia presses ahead with secession voteNov 9: Catalonia presses ahead with secession vote

BARCELONA -- Catalonia’s president Artur Mas has said a non-binding vote on independence from Spain will go ahead on Nov 9, in defiance of Madrid.


Tour de France 2015 route announcedTour de France 2015 route announced

PARIS -- The 2015 Tour de France will include just 42km of time trials but eight mountain stages, with the yellow jersey to be decided in the mountains.

Oct 21-29: Baseball World SeriesOct 21-29: Baseball World Series

SAN FRANCISCO -- Seven-time champions the San Francisco Giants take on the Kansas City Royals in the 110th Major League Baseball World Series.


Nov 2: TCS New York City MarathonNov 2: TCS New York City Marathon

NEW YORK -- The New York Marathon, the world’s largest marathon, and the year's final marathon takes place on Sunday, Nov. 2.

Oct 26: Spain's "el Clasico"Oct 26: Spain's "el Clasico"

BARCELONA -- La Liga rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid meet for the 229th El Clasico, the first of this season, with Luis Suarez a possible starter.


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