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Canada Shooting: Sergeant-At-Arms Hailed As Hero

news.sky.com — The Sergeant-at-Arms of Canada's parliament has been hailed as a hero after he shot dead an armed man who entered the building. MPs and proud members of the public were quick to thank Kevin Vickers, a former Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer, as authorities hunt Ottawa for other suspects.

Chewbacca Stops Mr Incredible Vs Batgirl Fight

news.sky.com — Chewbacca and Freddy Krueger helped break up brawl between Mr Incredible and Batgirl as the superheroes traded blows on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. Wally, from Where's Wally series of children's books, also joined attempts to separate the pair as the scuffle broke out in front of the TCL Chinese theatre.
Oct 22, 2014

Cracking little piece: "Chewbacca Stops Mr Incredible Vs Batgirl Fight." news.sky.com/story/1357920/…

Oct 22, 2014

Chewbacca Stops Mr Incredible Vs Batgirl Fight. What a headline. news.sky.com/story/1357920/…

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Live Updates: Canada Parliament Shootings

news.sky.com — The latest developments from Ottawa after a number of shots are fired - amid reports several gunmen are still at large.

Reports: Soldier Shot At Canada War Memorial

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Oct 22, 2014

RT @KateSullSky: BREAKING: Incredible video coming out of Canada parliament building - volley of shots fired news.sky.com/story/1358205/…

New, Fist-Sized California Gold Nugget On Sale

news.sky.com — That California Gold Rush apparently never quite ended. What is billed as one of the biggest nuggets found in modern times, unearthed only this summer, is up for sale. The fist-sized lump of precious metal, weighing more than 6lb (2.8kg), is expected to carry a price tag of $350,000 (£220,000).
Oct 22, 2014

Via @SkyNews A six pound gold nugget found in Butte County in July to be sold Thursday at @SFAntiquesShow news.sky.com/story/1358469/…

Mike Read Sorry Over UKIP Calypso Song

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WWII Boats Found In 'Graveyard Of The Atlantic'

news.sky.com — A Nazi U-boat and the merchant ship it sank off the US coast in 1942 have been found at the bottom of the Atlantic. The freighter Bluefields and U-576 came to rest just 240 yards (220 metres) apart in the aptly named "Graveyard of the Atlantic".

'Northern Powerhouse' Vision Wins PM Praise

news.sky.com — A blueprint to boost the economic might of cities in northern England has won support from David Cameron. The Royal Society's City Growth Commission report suggests that allowing cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Sheffield to set their own tax, immigration and infrastructure policies, alongside greater powers for Scotland, could boost UK productivity by 5% annually.

Ched Evans: 'I Can Be A Positive Influence'

news.sky.com — Convicted rapist Ched Evans has issued a statement in which he asks to be given "a second chance" in football, and says if he returns to the sport he could become a positive role model.

Homebase: A Quarter Of Stores To Be Closed

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Canada Senator Describes Terror In Parliament

news.sky.com — A senator in the Canadian Parliament has described to Sky News how he and his colleagues took cover as an attacker stormed in and started firing. Speaking from inside the building in lockdown, Senator Jim Munson said he was inside a committee room with other politicians when security guards ran in and started to scream "Get out, get out, there is a gunman in the building".
Oct 22, 2014

RT @SkyNews: Canadian senator describes how an attacker stormed into Parliament and started firing #Ottawa news.sky.com/story/1358391/… pic.twitter.com/UvxorSrs2H

Hundreds of people were trapped in shops as the incident unfolded

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The Chief of Ottawa's police force gives an update on the shooting

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Libya Orders 'Civil Disobedience' In Capital

news.sky.com — Libya's internationally recognised government has called for a civil disobedience campaign in Tripoli until its forces can retake the capital from militias. Prime Minister Abdullah al Thani's cabinet said on its Facebook page that it has ordered the Libyan armed forces "to advance on Tripoli to liberate it and state institutions from the grip of armed groups".
Oct 22, 2014

RT @DaveedGR: After eviction from Tripoli, Libya's recognized gov't calls for civil disobedience until it can retake the capital. news.sky.com/story/1357938/…

Lloyds To Cut 9,000 Jobs In Three-Year Plan

news.sky.com — Lloyds Banking Group is to cut approximately 9,000 jobs - equating to just over 10% of its workforce - as part of moves to automate consumer-facing services at the UK's biggest high street lender. Sky News has learnt that Lloyds will disclose plans for the cuts, which will take place over a three-year period ending in December 2017, alongside its third-quarter results next Tuesday.

Tributes As 'Watergate' Editor Ben Bradlee Dies

news.sky.com — Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who oversaw the story that toppled President Richard Nixon, has died aged 93. The newspaper reported Mr Bradlee had died at his Washington home of natural causes, just weeks after revealing he had begun hospice care after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several years.

Why Attack Canada? It's About Getting Attention

news.sky.com — Until now public places like Parliament Hill in Ottawa were safe, open and peaceful. That's all changed now, says Sky's Sam Kiley.