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Watch the Canadian Parliament Attack Unfold


Mike Carroccetto/Getty Images(OTTAWA, Ontario) -- Canadian police officials released surveillance footage and a description Thursday that gives a moment-by-moment breakdown of the Wednesday attack near and inside Parliament.Here is a detailed account of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's attack that shocked Canada:9:50 a.m.: Zehaf-Bibeau approached the rear of the National War Memorial and fired twice at Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, who was on guard at the time. Zahef-Bibeau fired another shot at a second guard at

Canadian Gunman Was Hoping to Leave for Syria


A law enforcement official confirms to ABC News that this is a photo of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. The photo was posted to a pro-ISIS Twitter account that has since been suspended.(OTTAWA, Ontario) -- The Canadian man who was shot dead after he killed a soldier and invaded the country's Parliament was in Ottawa for a passport issue and was hoping to leave for Syria, a top police official said on Thursday.Police released more information about Wednesday's shooting as information emerged that Michael Z

How to Safely Watch the Last Partial Solar Eclipse of the Year


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Get ready for a partial solar eclipse Thursday when the new moon obscures part of the sun, darkening the skies and casting a spectacular shadow.It's not safe to look at the sun with the naked eye and regular sunglasses won't suffice. NASA suggests viewing the solar eclipse -- the fourth and final eclipse of the year -- with a special solar filter.If those aren't available, there's a quick and fun hack to make your own viewfinder.You'll need a long box (a shoe box i

Pope Francis Speaks to Prison Chaplains, Discusses Imprisonment


iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(ROME) -- Pope Francis had some frank words Thursday about the prison system, saying imprisonment is often promoted by unscrupulous politicians and journalists stirring up society's desire for revenge.Speaking to a group of prison chaplains in Rome, Francis said imprisonment is often used to punish the weak in society while the "big fish" go free. He reiterated the Vatican's call for the abolition of the death penalty but went a step further, calling life sentences "hi

US Military Conducts 15 Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq


iStock/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) -- The U.S. military continued its attack against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) targets in Syria and Iraq, launching 15 airstrikes on Wednesday and Thursday.According to U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), six of the strikes were in Syria. Four near Kobani destroyed fighting positions, a vehicle, and an ISIS command and control center. The other two were east of Dawr Az Zawr and destroyed oil holding tanks.The remaining nine airstrikes in Iraq destroyed a vehi

Hero of Canada's Parliament Shooting Greeted with Standing Ovation


Alex Boutilier/Toronto Star via Getty Images(OTTAWA, Ontario) — The hero sergeant-at-arms who killed the shooter in Wednesday's attack on the Canadian Parliament was welcomed back into the building Thursday morning with a prolonged standing ovation.Kevin Vickers, 58, nodded to acknowledge the spontaneous applause that washed over him by the officials in the chamber, which included Prime Minister Stephen Harper.Vickers, a retired Royal Canadian Mountie, holds the ceremonial post of sergeant

Ebola Fears Prompt North Korea to Ban Tourists


iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea is closing its borders to all foreign tourists due to fears of the Ebola virus, according to tour agencies who were informed Thursday by their representatives in Pyongyang.“Obviously I’m not happy with it. We still have four tours left for the year including one group going in next week,” said Gareth Johnson, founder and managing director of Young Pioneers Tours based in Xian, China. “We're just hoping that this is

The Most Pressing Questions About the Ottawa Shooting


Lars Hagberg/AFP/Getty Images(OTTOWA, Ontario) -- Authorities in Canada are trying to understand what motivated a gunman to kill a soldier in the country’s capital Wednesday, with Prime Minister Stephen Harper calling the shooting the country’s second “terrorist” attack this week.“Let there be no misunderstanding. We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated," Harper said Wednesday in a televised address after a gunman fatally shot a soldier standing

Canada PM Calls Parliament Shooting a 'Terrorist' Act


MICHEL COMTE/AFP/Getty Images(OTTAWA, Ontario) -- A gunman on Wednesday fatally shot a Canadian soldier in an attack near the Parliament that led to building lockdowns and the evacuation of the country's prime minister.The gunman, who was shot and killed inside the Parliament building, has been identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a Canadian national. The soldier who was killed was Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.Ottawa police first learned of the attacks after receiving multiple 911 calls at 9:52 a.m. about

Canada Shooting: Soldier, Suspect Dead In Parliament Attack


MICHEL COMTE/AFP/Getty Images(OTTAWA, Ontario) -- A gunman on Wednesday fatally shot a Canadian soldier in an attack near the Parliament that led to building lockdowns and the evacuation of the country's prime minister.The gunman, who was shot and killed inside the Parliament building, has been identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a Canadian national. The soldier who was killed was Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.Ottawa police first learned of the attacks after receiving multiple 911 calls at 9:52 a.m. about

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