23 October 2014 Last updated at 05:00

Canada 'not intimidated' by attacks

Footage from the Toronto Globe and Mail show a hail of bullets being fired inside the Canadian parliament building

Canada "will never be intimidated", PM Stephen Harper says after two deadly attacks - including one that ends in a shootout inside parliament.


A passenger arriving from Sierra Leone is screened at O'Hare International Airport in Chicagoon 16 October 2014.Obama 'optimistic' over Ebola in US

President Barack Obama expresses cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the US, as new screening rules are introduced in the country.

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