A man has attacked four New York police officers with a hatchet, wounding two before being shot dead; reports say he had Islamic "extremist leanings".

New York confirms first Ebola case

The doctor has tested positive for Ebola and is being treated at Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital after recently returning from West Africa.
It started off as a tongue-in-cheek vegan food blog, but 'Thug Kitchen', now a cookbook, has been slammed for negatively stereotyping African-Americans after the...
The father of a man who jumped over the White House fence says his son has been suffering from mental health issues for years.

Canada gunman wanted a passport

A day after Michael Zehaf-Bibeau launched a deadly attack in Canada, a portrait of the troubled 32-year-old is beginning to emerge.
Kevin Vickers, a humble hero, has been applauded to the rafters by members of Canada's parliament, a day after stopping a gunman who stormed the building.
Two jihadist attacks in three days have forced Canadians to confront a deadly new home-grown threat.
The mother of a man shot dead at the Canadian parliament after shooting a soldier dead says she is crying for her son's victims, not him.
Canadian police don't believe two attacks on soldiers within a week were linked, and are trying to build a picture of the assailants.
The mayor of Iguala has been accused of masterminding an attack that left six students dead and 43 missing.
The gruesome discovery of six tiny corpses in a storage locker in Canada has led to charges being laid against a 40-year-old woman.

Security tightened at parliament

Security has been tightened at parliament following dramatic shootings in Ottawa where there was a firefight in Canada's parliament building.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the country won't be intimidated after a soldier was gunned down in the capital.
Google has developed an app called Inbox that can sort electronic receipts and bank statements into bundles so they can be quickly fetched.
A bundle of ammunition and weapons dropped over the Syrian border town of Kobane likely ended up in jihadists' hands, the US military says.
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