Russian captured in Afghanistan to face terrorism charges in U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian captured while fighting with militants in Afghanistan and held by the U.S. military there, will be flown to the United States to face terrorism charges, U.S. officials said on Thursday. The detainee was identified by the Washington Post as Irek Hamidullan. He was captured in 2009 and has been held at a detention facility at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan. The officials said Hamidullan would be transferred to the United States for trial on unspecified terrorism charges. ...
Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial in federal court in Virginia.
Microsoft profit dips on charges, while sales jump

Microsoft CEO Nadella speaks during a Microsoft cloud briefing event in San FranciscoSEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Thursday fiscal first-quarter profit fell 13 percent as it took a $1.1 billion charge related to mass layoffs announced in July. The world's largest software company reported profit of $4.5 billion, or 54 cents per share, compared with $5.2 billion, or 62 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter. Revenue rose 25 percent to $23.2 billion, helped by the phone business it bought from Nokia in April, easily beating analysts' average estimate of $22 billion. (Reporting by Bill Rigby; Editing by Chris Reese)



Canadian parliament gunman acted alone: police

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks during a nationally televised address on CBC in this still image taken from video courtesy of CBC in Ottawa,By Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - The gunman in Wednesday's attack on Canada's capital Ottawa acted alone and there was no apparent link to an attack in Quebec earlier in the week, security officials said on Thursday. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, was a Canadian citizen who may also have held Libyan citizenship, said Bob Paulson, commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Bibeau killed a soldier before racing through the parliament building where he was shot dead. ...



Ex-Mountie hero of shooting at Canada's Parliament

The Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers receives a standing ovation as he enters the House of Commons Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 in Ottawa. Vickers was among those who opened fire on Michael Zehaf Bibeau, who stormed Parliament Hill on Wednesday. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld )OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The standing ovation began even before Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers entered the Parliament chamber in his black robe, carrying the golden ceremonial mace on his right shoulder.





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