Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack

Updated 21 October 2014
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Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec: Canadian officials say a man who was shot and killed by police after he struck two members of the Canadian military with his car was “clearly linked to terrorist ideology.”
One of two soldiers hit by a car in a city near Montreal died and authorities are examining whether the driver’s links to radical Islam had spurred the attack. Neighbors said he was a recent convert.
Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney on Tuesday called the attack a “terrible act of violence against our country, against our military and against our values.”
The suspect, Martin Couture Rouleau, 25, was shot Monday by police following a car chase and later died.


German Catholic Church apologizes over child sex abuse

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German Catholic Church apologizes over child sex abuse

FULDA, Germany: Germany’s Catholic Church on Tuesday apologized to victims of decades of sex abuse by clergy, with the institution’s top cardinal saying perpetrators must be brought to justice.
“I have to say very clearly that sexual abuse is a crime. Those who are guilty must be punished,” said Cardinal Reinhard Marx, adding that “for all the failures and for all the pain, as chairman of Germany’s Bishops Conference, I apologize.”