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  • Man who attacked Canada's parliament had troubled, transient past October 24, 2014

    Montreal/Vancouver: The gunman who killed a soldier in Ottawa and then raced through Canada's parliament before being shot dead was a misfit and perhaps mentally ill, according to police, friends and family, while his troubled and transient past included robbery and drug offences. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, a Canadian citizen and convert...
  • Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks October 24, 2014

    Ottawa: Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism as an opinion poll showed a majority of Canadians lacked confidence in their security services' ability to deter homegrown radicals who struck twice in the past week. Investigators said there was no apparent link between the two attackers, who killed a...
  • Ottawa shootout: Deceased suspect's mother grieves over the death of victims and not son October 23, 2014

    Ottawa: The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial and then storming into the Canadian Parliament before being shot dead, says that she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son. In a brief and tear-filled telephone interview with The Associated Press...
  • Canada shooting: We're all shaken by it, says Barack Obama October 23, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama condemned fatal shootings in Canada on Wednesday as "outrageous attacks." ''We're all shaken by it," he said. Obama said the motive for the shootings remained unknown. But he said as more becomes known, that information will be factored into US security considerations. "We have to remain vigilant,"...
  • Canada Parliament attack: Ottawa hospital says received three patients, two in stable condition October 22, 2014

    Ottawa: Ottawa Hospital received three patients, two of whom are in stable condition, following shootings in the Canadian capital on Wednesday, a hospital spokeswoman said in an emailed statement. A Canadian soldier was shot at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa and a suspected gunman was shot and killed in...
  • US offers assistance to Canada in wake of Ottawa shootings October 22, 2014

    Washington: The United States offered assistance to Canada on Wednesday in the wake of shootings at the Canadian parliament building in Ottawa, the White House said. Spokesman Josh Earnest said White House officials were working to arrange a phone call between President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to...
  • Canadian Parliament locked down, soldier fatally wounded in shooting, one suspect dead October 22, 2014

    Ottawa: At least one gunman entered Canada's Parliament buildings on Wednesday and many shots were fired just outside the room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was addressing a meeting of legislators. Harper was safely removed from the building but the Parliament was locked down. Eyewitnesses said at least 30 shots were...
  • Canada: 6 dead as passenger train collides with a bus in Ottawa September 19, 2013

    A passenger train and a double-decker city bus collided on the outskirts of Ottawa on Wednesday, killing six people on the bus and injuring 30 others, emergency officials said. The front of the red double-decker bus was sheared off and the engine of the VIA Rail train had derailed, but the...
  • No outright independence from China: Dalai Lama April 29, 2012

    Toronto: The Tibetans are not seeking outright independence from China but "enough autonomy" for the survival of their culture, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said. "Tibetans are seeking enough autonomy for Tibet to allow its culture to survive, rather than outright independence," the Dalai Lama said at a news...
  • Travel postcard: 48 hours in wintry Ottawa January 3, 2011

    Ottawa: Canada's compact capital is ideal for those who enjoy an active winter break with their families, particularly when the world's longest groomed outdoor skating rink opens for business in midJanuary. The city's charm lies in its small size, which makes a pleasant contrast to Toronto and Montreal. You can explore...
  • Indian in AlQaeda bomb plot nabbed in Canada August 26, 2010

    New Delhi: The Canadian police claimed to have foiled a major AlQaeda bombing plot by arresting two Ottawa residents, including an Indian. They are alleged to have close ties with top leaders of the terror outfit. Misbahuddin Ahmed (36) is now being questioned in Ottawa for his role in 'Operation Samosa'...
  • Canadian TV panel raps for Obama assassination joke May 26, 2009

    Ottawa: Canada's public broadcaster was wrong to show a skit that joked about the possible assassination of US President Barack Obama and suggesting he could be a thief, an industry panel ruled on Monday. On New Year's Eve Bye Bye comedy program shown by the Frenchlanguage Radio Canada network ...