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Ten things we learned this week

From the hole in Tescos profits and the Ukip Calypso to Renée Zellwegers face a roundup of the weeks news

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Mexican governor steps aside after disappearance of 43 students

Governor of Guerrero state, Angel Aguirre Rivero, says he is putting his duties on hold as investigation continues Continue reading…
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Canadian police release video of Ottawa parliament gunman during attack

Royal Canadian Mounted Police say passport application brought him to their attention and likely figured prominently in shooters motives Ottawa suspect Michael Zehaf-Bibeau: what do we know? Continue reading…
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Brazils election is a geopolitical turning point

Will the southern superpower return to the fold of the US, or can Dilma Rousseff fight off her rivals and continue to lead Latin America towards greater autonomy?One of the most popular novels in Brazil these days is the wonderfully titled I Would Rece…
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Canada considers ‘preventative detention’ in wake of Ottawa attack

Prime minister Stephen Harper says he plans to strengthen counter-terrorism efforts as parliament returns day after shooting Continue reading…
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Ottawa shooting: police confirm only one gunman as parliament re-opens

Shooting suspects mother says she is crying for victims, as Queen sends condolencesCanada will not be intimidated by Ottawa shooting, declares PM Continue reading…
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Canada will not be intimidated by Ottawa shooting, declares prime minister

Stephen Harper says killing of soldier at war memorial and gunfire inside parliament do not weaken resolve to fight terrorism Continue reading…
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Ottawa shootings and parliament lockdown as they unfolded in pictures

The Canadian capital was brought to a standstill after a soldier was killed and shots rang out in the countrys parliament, with MPs barricading themselves inside. Both the gunman and and a soldier fired upon near the countrys war memorial have died, wh…
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Ottawa thrown into turmoil after shooting claims soldier’s life

Gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau shot dead by sergeant-at-armsCanadian PM hustled away after shots broke outMPs barricaded themselves in parliamentary roomsCanadian police sweep area after shooting live updates Continue reading…
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Ottawa police ease city lockdown after gunfight kills parliament shooter

Gunman identified as Michael Zehaf-BibeauCpl Nathan Cirillo identified as soldier killedLockdown of downtown Ottawa continuesSuspected gunman killed in parliament gunfightPM Stephen Harper safe while evacuation begins Continue reading…
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