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Mohammed Assaf, a 24-year-old Palestinian who won last year's TV singing contest Arab Idol, pauses during an interview at The Associated Press office in Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Assaf said Wednesday he wants to give back to Gaza, where he grew up, by setting up an arts center nurturing young musicians, writers and actors. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Arab Idol winner wants to give back to Gaza

By The Canadian Press
October 22, 2014 - 10:19pm

GAZA, Palestinian Territories - Last year's feel-good winner of the TV singing contest Arab Idol said Wednesday he wants to give back to Gaza, where he grew up, by setting up an arts centre nurturing young musicians, writers and actors.

FILE - In this May 14, 2010 file photo, Kenny G, smooth jazz saxophonist, performs during a media event announcing his concert, in Taipei, Taiwan. Kenny G stopped in at Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, but his visit was out of tune with Chinese authorities, who have warned about meddling by foreign forces. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)

Kenny G doesn't support Hong Kong protesters

By The Canadian Press
October 22, 2014 - 9:23pm

HONG KONG - Smooth jazz star Kenny G insisted Thursday he's not a foreign provocateur supporting Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, after Beijing signalled its displeasure over his inharmonious visit and repeated concerns about meddling by external forces.

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri, right, attempts a wraparound shot against Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner during pre-season NHL hockey action in Toronto on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Tonight's NHL game between the Senators and the Maple Leafs has been postponed following the shootings on Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Leafs-Sens game postponed after shootings

By The Canadian Press
October 22, 2014 - 9:19pm

OTTAWA - The NHL postponed Wednesday night's game between the Ottawa Senators and the Toronto Maple Leafs following the shootings on Parliament Hill and at the National War Memorial.

The date and time of the rescheduled game will be announced later, the NHL said in a statement.

U.S.President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper walk down the Hall of Honour for a joint news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday Feb.19, 2009. Countless world leaders have walked that hallway before. On Wednesday, they reacted to news of an attack that saw gunfire sprayed through the hall of honour in Canada's Parliament. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tom Hanson

World leaders react to shooting in Canada

By The Canadian Press
October 22, 2014 - 9:06pm

WASHINGTON - Countless world leaders have walked that hallway before. On Wednesday, they reacted to news of an attack that saw gunfire sprayed through the hall of honour in Canada's Parliament.

President Barack Obama said he was rattled by it.

Sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers of the House of Commons leads MPs out of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, March 3, 2010. Two sources told The Canadian Press that Vickers shot an assailant on Parliament Hill on Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Pawel Dwulit

Sergeant-at-arms credited for saving lives

By The Canadian Press
October 22, 2014 - 9:00pm

OTTAWA - To those who know Kevin Vickers, there was little surprise that the sergeant-at-arms of the House of Commons and former RCMP officer would be the one to intervene in Wednesday's attack on Parliament Hill and reportedly shoot an assailant.

This undated photo provided by Bonhams shows a vintage 1976 Apple 1 computer that is among the items being offered for auction on Oct. 22, 2014 by Bonhams auction house in New York. The Steve Wozniak-designed computer is estimated to bring $300,000 to $500,000. Only 15 have been documented as operational with one selling at auction last year for $671,000. (AP Photo/Bonhams)

Early Apple computer sells for $905K at auction

By The Canadian Press
October 22, 2014 - 8:34pm

NEW YORK - A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 has sold for $905,000 at auction in New York City.

Dr, Angela Hewlett,, left, and Shelly Schwedhelm, right, Director of Emergency, Trauma and Preparedness, look on as Dr. Phil Smith, speaks to the media regarding Ebola patient Ashoka Mukpo, Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 in Omaha, Neb. Mukpo, who contracted the virus while working in Liberia as a freelance cameraman for NBC and other media outlets, was released from Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit early this Wednesday morning. (AP Photo/The World-Herald, Sarah Hoffman) MAGS OUT, TV OUT

US journalist leaves hospital after Ebola recovery

By The Canadian Press
October 22, 2014 - 8:31pm

OMAHA, Neb. - An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola at an Omaha hospital left the facility Wednesday afternoon and is heading home to Rhode Island, a hospital spokesman said.