The shooting in Ottawa has prompted questions about the suspected shooter, his motives and possible connections to past attacks or multiple shooters. Gwen Ifill speaks with Campbell Clark of The Globe and Mail, for a report from Canada’s capital. Continue reading
In our News Wrap Wednesday, four former security guards were convicted of shooting 30 Iraqi citizens in 2007. An American detained in North Korea for six months returned to the U.S. today. In Washington, the Secret Service has come under fire for diverting agents from White House patrol to assist in a neighborhood dispute in 2011. Continue reading
One of the oldest libraries on the planet is digitizing its archive of ancient manuscripts — and they’re all available to view free of charge.
Islamic State fighters in Syria have reportedly taken weapons air-dropped by the U.S. for Kurdish fighters in Kobani. Meanwhile, in Baghdad, a series of bombings left 30 people dead in Shiite districts. In Hong Kong, student leaders sat down with local government officials, but the student-led pro-democracy demonstrations have not come to an end. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the Homeland Security Department said Tuesday. Continue reading
A South African court sentenced native athlete and Olympian Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the shooting death of his girlfriend. Judge Thokozile Masipa delivered the sentence Tuesday, saying Pistorius showed “gross negligence” in Reeva Steenkamp’s death, after … Continue reading
While studying at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Sindhura Citineni decided she wanted to find a way to give back to her hometown of Hyderabad, India. Continue reading
In our news wrap Monday, Ahmed Abu Khattala pleaded not guilty to U.S. charges related to the 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi. Also, despite a cease-fire announced between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram, fighting continued over the weekend. The military reported that at least 25 militants were killed. Continue reading