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Ottawa shootings: Canada not intimidated says PM Harper

bbc.co.uk — Canadian PM Stephen Harper has said his country "will never be intimidated" after a deadly attack near the national parliament in the capital Ottawa. He pledged to "redouble our efforts" in fighting "terrorist" groups. Earlier a gunman killed a soldier at an Ottawa war memorial, before dying in a shootout with police inside parliament.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Standing ovation for Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers as Canadian Parliament meets after attack bbc.in/1tkEvJN pic.twitter.com/lyGR5gBL4t

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Ebola crisis: Guinea begins compensation payments

bbc.co.uk — The head of Guinea's Ebola mission has said the government has started paying compensation to the families of health workers who have died of the virus. Eight families have already been paid the $10,000 (£6,200) lump sum, Dr Saccoba Keita told the BBC.

Ottawa shootings: Standing ovation as parliament returns

bbc.co.uk — The Canadian prime minister has addressed parliament, a day after a gunman rampaged through the building before being shot dead. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said it was "a terribly sad day" and paid tribute to those risked their lives to protect their country.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @BBCWorld: Watch Canadian MPs give standing ovation to sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers earlier bbc.in/1wmHjpD pic.twitter.com/RcQq0HbL4F

Oct 23, 2014

RT @BBCWorld: Watch Canadian MPs give standing ovation to sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers earlier bbc.in/1wmHjpD pic.twitter.com/RcQq0HbL4F

Oct 23, 2014

RT @BBCWorld: Watch Canadian MPs give standing ovation to sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers earlier bbc.in/1wmHjpD pic.twitter.com/RcQq0HbL4F

TechCrunch in London: The battle to be noticed

bbc.co.uk — There has been a lot of disruption in London this week - not traffic jams, but technology disruption. It is an annual event called "TechCrunch Disrupt" and it features ambitious entrepreneurs talking about their start-ups and their plans to conquer all. Newsnight's David Grossman went down to investigate.

Ottawa shooting: Suspected gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau

bbc.co.uk — The gunman who killed a soldier at an Ottawa war memorial and rampaged through Canada's parliament before being shot dead has been widely identified as 32-year-old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. Canadian sources told local media that the government considered him a "high-risk traveller", confiscating his passport to stop him from going abroad.

Miranda Hart calls time on BBC sitcom

bbc.co.uk — TV star Miranda Hart has announced there will be no more episodes of her hit BBC sitcom after this Christmas. "I'm actually coming to the end of the whole sitcom," she revealed on Steve Wright's BBC Radio 2 show on Thursday.

Online harassment affects 40% of US adults, report says

bbc.co.uk — Some 40% of adults have experienced online harassment, according to a study from the US Pew Research Internet Project. From name-calling to other threats, harassment is a common part of online life for many, its research suggests. While men are more likely to experience name-calling, women are more vulnerable to sexual harassment and stalking.

Ottawa shootings: Video shows security guard Kevin Vickers holding gun

bbc.co.uk — Footage has emerged of the moments after Sergeant-at-Arms, Kevin Vickers, shot dead a gunman who had attacked the Canadian parliament in Ottawa. Mr Vickers can be seen calmly walking down a corridor inside the parliament, minutes after he shot the gunman - who was reportedly a Muslim convert named Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.

Ireland’s Forced Labour Survivors

bbc.co.uk — Survivors of forced labour in Ireland are demanding answers from the church and the state
Oct 23, 2014

Horrific stories, beautifully told. Gave me the chills. MT: "@onbbcworldnow: Survivors of forced labour in Ireland bbc.in/ZI9X8W"

Hammond: UK analysing safety implications of Canada attack

bbc.co.uk — British agencies are examining the attack on the Canadian parliament for possible implications on the UK, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says. A gunman killed a soldier at an Ottawa war memorial and rampaged through Canada's parliament before being shot. Mr Hammond said the UK was in "close contact" with authorities in Canada.
Oct 23, 2014

Philip Hammond says no country in the world could carry out mass surveillance of all its citizens bbc.in/1rryBBq

Oct 23, 2014

RT @BBCPolitics: British agencies are examining the attack on the Canadian parliament for possible implications on the UK... bbc.in/1D1moKa

"In many ways Mrs Woolf is a distraction"

bbc.co.uk — Lawyer David Burrows explains why a legal challenge has been launched over Fiona Woolf
Oct 23, 2014

RT @KitCollins: AUDIO: @dbfamilylaw - "In many ways Mrs Woolf is a distraction from what this Inquiry is really about" bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02… #wato

Oct 23, 2014

RT @KitCollins: AUDIO: @dbfamilylaw - "In many ways Mrs Woolf is a distraction from what this Inquiry is really about" bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02… #wato

Caterham Sports Limited staff locked out of Oxfordshire site

bbc.co.uk — Staff working for the Caterham F1 team have been locked out of the firm's Oxfordshire site, the administrator has confirmed to the BBC. Finbarr O'Connell, from Smith & Williamson, said Caterham F1 operator 1MRT had made an "inadequate" offer to continue using the Leafield site.
Oct 23, 2014

More problems at Caterham F1 this morning. Staff have been locked out of the Leafield site. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan…

Oct 23, 2014

BBC News - Caterham Sports Limited staff locked out of Oxfordshire site bbc.in/1z0tqB4

Japan: Thousands see Taiwan's meat-shaped stone

bbc.co.uk — One of Taiwan's more bizarre national treasures is returning home after an exhibition drew thousands of visitors in Japan. Nearly 84,000 people came to see the meat-shaped stone, which was on display at Japan's Kyushu National Museum in the southern city of Fukuoka, the United Daily News reports.

'Anti-Facebook' investors dig deep for Ello

bbc.co.uk — A social network promising never to sell user data or incorporate advertising has secured multi-million dollar backing Ello, which launched in August, has also become a Public Benefit Corporation, which prohibits its current and any future owners from breaking that promise. The network plans to make money by introducing micro-payments for additional features.

Daily Politics - 23/10/2014

bbc.co.uk — Jo Coburn presents the latest political news, interviews and debate.