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Police investigate Canada shooter's email link to terror suspect

Canadian police are investigating whether the man who shot and killed a soldier and stormed into the parliament building in Ottawa had help in plotting his attack.

The attack by 32-year-old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, who according to US sources was a recent convert to Islam, came two days after another incident in Quebec.

Police said Zehaf-Bibeau had travelled to the capital seeking a passport and that he had intended to travel to Syria, a hot spot of Islamic State (IS) activity, after recently undergoing a "radicalisation process".

Royal Canadian Mounted Police commissioner Bob Paulson has also revealed investigators had linked Zehaf-Bibeau to someone charged with what he called a terrorist-related offence.



US trying to remake the whole world, Putin says

Russia's president Vladimir Putin has accused the United States of making the world a more dangerous place by imposing a "unilateral diktat", or harsh policies, in international diplomacy.

He also denied Russia wanted to build a new empire or is attempting to undermine the sovereignty of neighbouring countries.

In a speech laced with language reminiscent of the Cold War, Mr Putin shifted blame for the crisis in Ukraine to the West and portrayed Russia as a strong power that would not be forced to beg the West to lift sanctions imposed over the conflict.

Warning that Washington was trying to "remake the whole world" around its own interests and that the risk of international conflicts was growing.



Lankan Rupee wins tight Manikato Stakes

Mick Price-trained favourite Lankan Rupee edged an incredibly tight field to take out the Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley.



Queen Elizabeth sends first tweet

Queen Elizabeth sends her first tweet while opening an exhibition on the history of communication and information.



New South Wales beat Bulls to make one-day cricket final

New South Wales beat titleholder Queensland by two wickets with only two balls to spare to reach the one-day cup final.



Woman in labour forces emergency plane landing in Bali

A Malaysia Airlines flight has made an emergency landing in Bali after an Australian passenger went into labour.



Queensland girl, 3, critical after balcony fall

A three-year-old girl has been airlifted to Brisbane from North Stradbroke Island in a critical condition after falling from a balcony onto concrete.



Pintupi mark first contact with white Australia

The last remaining group of Indigenous Australians to make contact with white Australia is marking the 30th anniversary of the event.



Sydney FC dismantles winless Roar

Marc Janko's wonder-goal helped Sydney FC beat a lacklustre Brisbane Roar 2-0 to temporarily top the A-League table.



WHO sends Ebola experts to Mali as Europe boosts aid

The World Health Organisation sends experts to Mali to reinforce preparedness for Ebola after the country confirmed its first case of the deadly virus.