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Three people killed, 23 injured in Ottawa bus crash

Three people were killed and 23 others injured when an Ottawa transit bus crashed into a shelter in the city’s west end on Friday. Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau said officers are trying to determine what caused the collision, adding that the weather – icy roads and bitter cold – could be a factor. [node:read-more:link]

Police accuse "New IRA" of terrorist killing

Police in Northern Ireland blamed militants opposed to British rule there for the killing of a young journalist who was covering a night of violent unrest in Londonderry. Police say the shooters are members from the New Irish Republican Army, a militant republican group formed several years ago from the merger of several splinter groups. [node:read-more:link]

Ottawa under pressure to tighten gun laws

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has won praise from gun control advocates around the world for her fast work in tabling new firearms restrictions following the Christchurch mosque massacre. Now, Ottawa is under heavy pressure to follow her lead. [node:read-more:link]

Mosque shooter kills 49 in New Zealand

Forty-nine people are dead and more than 20 are seriously injured after a heavily armed gunman clad in military-style gear opened fire during prayers at a mosque in the center of Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. A second mosque was also targeted in what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called a well-planned “terrorist attack” making for “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.” [node:read-more:link]

More U.S. airport security staff calling off work

The federal agency tasked with guaranteeing U.S. airport security acknowledged an increase in the number of its employees calling off work during the partial government shutdown. TSA employees are expected to work without pay during the shutdown because their jobs are considered essential. [node:read-more:link]

Freeland urges Canadians to 'consider leaving' Haiti

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has urged Canadians in Haiti to take commercial flights out of the crisis-hit Caribbean country while they still can. In a conference call from the Munich Security Conference, Freeland told media that her department is following developments in Haiti “very closely.” [node:read-more:link]

US National Guard

With experience in a wide range of operational environments, from Afghanistan and Iraq to post-Hurricane Katrina disaster response, the National Guard has proven instrumental in achieving objectives set both by state and federal authorities. [node:read-more:link]


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