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German chancellor Angela Merkel and Australian prime minister Tony Abbott aboard a boat in front of Sydney Opera House yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Guido Bergmann

Workers have started to recover the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, as Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin flew home early fr(...)

 Russian president Vladimir Putin is seen  leaving  Brisbane, after the G20 Summit, in Brisbane, Australia, today. Photograph: EPA

Russian president Vladimir Putin today said there was a “good chance” of resolving the conflict in Ukraine as Western leaders squarely blamed Moscow a(...)

The shooting victim’s mother Kathy Cirillo watches members of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders carrying the casket of her son, Canadian Corporal Nathan Cirillo, after his regimental funeral service in Hamilton today. Photograph: Warren Toda/EPA

Thousands of mourners packed a church and lined the streets in Hamilton, Ontario in Canada today for the funeral of the soldier shot dead in last wee(...)

Stephen Harper: was later hustled out of the building to a secure location

Canada’s prime minister, Stephen Harper, hid in a storage cupboard while a gun battle ensued in a nearby hallway of the parliament building in Ottawa(...)

A couple embrace at the foot of the War Memorial as people pay their respects, in Ottawa where Cpl Nathan Cirillo was shot and later died from his injuries on Wednesday. Photograph: Cole Burston/EPA

The gunman in Wednesday’s attack on Canada’s capital had a criminal record and recently applied for a passport, planning to travel to Syria after unde(...)

Prime minister Stephen Harper and members of parliament applaud Kevin Vickers, sergeant-at-arms, during the reopening of parliament in Ottawa yesterday. Photograph: Jason Ransom/PMO via Getty Images

Canada’s prime minister pledged yesterday to push for increased surveillance and detention powers for the police and intelligence services, the day af(...)

Security in Canada’s capital came under criticism yesterday after a gunman was able to run through the unlocked front door of the main parliament building and get close to prime minister Stephen Harper before being taken down in a flurry of gunfire. Photograph: Blair Gable/Reuters

Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper pledged more surveillance and detention powers for security forces in Canada on Thursday after a gunman killed (...)

Turkish soldiers are seen yesterday on top of an armoured vehicle, with the Syrian town of Kobani in the background, near the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border, in the southeastern Turkish town of Suruc. Photograph: Reuters/Murad Sezer

The main Kurdish armed group in Syria called on its kinsmen across the region to help it stop a massacre in the Syrian town of Kobani as Islamic St(...)

 A handout sonar image shows one of the shipwrecks of Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated 1845-48 British Arctic Expedition on the sea floor in northern Canada. Photograph: Parks Canada/EPA

Canadian explorers have found the wreck of one of two ships lost in the 1845 Franklin expedition to Canada’s Northwest Passage, solving an enduring hi(...)

 Kevin Garratt (2nd R), his wife Julia Dawn Garatt (2nd L) and his children Peter and Hannah, pose for a family picture in Dandong, in this undated handout provided to Reuters by Kevin’s son Simeon Garatt.

China’s decision to investigate two Canadians for suspected spying highlights a sharp and unexpected deterioration in bilateral ties just months ahead(...)

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