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In just over an hour from now, Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade will return to India after being charged for visa fraud and making false statements. But the diplomatic tussle is far from over with Delhi asking Washington to withdraw one of its diplomats in what is being seen as a tit-for-tat response.

Attack on parliament, killing of soldier stun Canada's capital

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Attack on parliament, killing of soldier stun Canada's capital

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A gunman attacked Canada's parliament on Wednesday, with shots fired near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was killed at a nearby war memorial, stunni...


Man arrested after jumping White House fence, causing lockdown

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Man arrested after jumping White House fence, causing lockdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday evening and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, a Secret Service spokesman said."Dogs got him," ...

PM Harper says attacks will not intimidate Canada

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PM Harper says attacks will not intimidate Canada

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will not be intimidated by a pair of attacks that killed two soldiers this week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Wednesday, adding that security agencies would do every...

Obama says Canada shootings tragic, offers assistance

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Obama says Canada shootings tragic, offers assistance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama called the shootings in Ottawa on Wednesday "tragic" and said they reinforced the need for vigilance against acts of violence and terrorism.U.S....

Niger buys "spy plane" to combat Sahel militants

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Niger buys "spy plane" to combat Sahel militants

NIAMEY (Reuters) - The government of Niger has purchased a reconnaissance plane as part of its effort to combat Islamist fighters and criminal gangs operating on its vast territory, the West African c...

Iraqi Kurds approve sending fighters to aid Syrian town

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Iraqi Kurds approve sending fighters to aid Syrian town

ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers approved a plan on Wednesday to send fighters to the Syrian town of Kobani to relieve fellow Kurds under attack by Islamic State milit...

Kerry says no deal made with North Korea in release of American

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Kerry says no deal made with North Korea in release of American

BERLIN/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday there had been no deal with North Korea in the release of one of three detained Americans but that Washington was willing ...