Two suspected extremists who killed Canadian soldiers in shooting and driving rampages followed instructions issued by al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group to the letter.
Dominic Adesanya, 23, was unarmed and quickly apprehended AAA unlike the previous fence-jumper, who made it all the way into the building.
The gunman who killed a soldier and attempted to storm Canada's parliament before being killed was on a terror watch list as a "high risk" suspect.
Australia correspondent Tom McRae takes a look at the big news from Australia this week - Gough Whitlam, the 'Ginger Jihadi' and the Wallabies' new coach.
Video released by the Globe and Mail newspaper shows the moment a gunman opened fire inside Canada's parliament building in Ottawa.
A barrage of shots rang out in Canada's parliament as police squads swarmed in to hunt a gunman who shot a soldier guarding a nearby war memorial then ran inside.
An Australian teenager, nicknamed the 'Ginger Jihadi', has become a spokesman for the Islamic State.
A US military airdrop of weapons meant for Kurdish fighters has fallen into the hands of their jihadist foes near the battleground town of Kobane, a monitor says.
One of two Canadian soldiers hit by a car in an apparent terrorist attack has died of his injuries.
Hong Kong authorities and pro-democracy protest leaders have sat down for talks aimed at ending weeks of rallies that have paralysed the city's streets.
As Oscar Pistorius begins his five-year jail sentence for shooting dead his girlfriend, his family says he will "embrace this opportunity to pay back to society".
A woman has been found dead beneath a fallen tree in London as the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo brought high winds and travel disruption to Britain.
Prince William's wife Kate has made her first public appearance since her second pregnancy was announced as she welcomed Singaporean President Tony Tan to Britain.
South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year.
Campbell Live's own cricket capable reporter, Ali Ikram, headed to Christchurch to take on Scotland.
Gough Whitlam - the only Australian Prime Minister to be dismissed from office by a Governor-General - has died this morning at the age of 98.
Oscar Pistorius' brother and sister have given a string of television interviews ahead of the athlete's sentencing for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders have angrily denied claims by the city's chief executive that protests are being orchestrated by "external forces".
Turkey says it is now assisting Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters to cross its borders to join Syrian Kurdish forces battling jihadists for the Syrian town of Kobane.
Police in the US state of Indiana say a man taken into custody has begun telling them the locations of multiple bodies.
The World Health Organisation has declared Nigeria officially Ebola-free, after 42 days without any new confirmed cases of the deadly virus.
Cargo vessels in one of the United States' busiest shipping lanes are being paid a bonus to slow down and avoid whales.
A 100-year-old personal notebook has been found frozen near Scott's Hut in Antarctica.
With daily reports about the fight against the Islamic State, what's often lost is stories about those who are living in the crossfire.
Siding Spring made its closest encounter with Mars this morning at 7:27am, racing past the red planet at a dazzling 203,000km/h.
Riot police with pepper spray is probably the last thing you'd expect to see in the town of Keene, New Hampshire, during a pumpkin festival.
Australia's foreign minister has reached a deal with Baghdad for the deployment of about 200 special forces to assist Iraqi troops in their fight against jihadists.
The worst-ever outbreak of the deadly virus has killed more than 4500 people, almost all in west Africa, with close to 2500 deaths registered in worst-hit Liberia.
People found guilty of internet "trolling" in Britain could be jailed for up to two years under new government proposals.
The ozone hole is shrinking, and while that is good news, experts are warning that as the ozone hole reduces, climate change could worsen.
The US Antarctic programme has followed in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and developed a key supply route, using tractors from McMurdo Station to the South Pole.
A New York man has been freed after spending 29 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit.
There are concerns with the rate at which the Antarctic ice shelves are moving and melting into the sea.
A video shows the first healthcare worker infected with Ebola in the US looking lucid and smiling.
Graphic dashboard camera footage has emerged of a highway crash in Belgium involving a car and two large trucks.
A specialist told Rosie that the ear has resolved itself and that she will be able to fly as earlier as tomorrow.
British detectives have asked for fresh DNA tests on items taken from the McCanns' holiday apartment.
Australia correspondent Tom McRae wraps up the week in news from across the Tasman - including the NSW storm, Abbott's challenge to Putin and the latest racist train rant.
Hong Kong's Secretary for Justice says any prosecution arising from police brutality will be impartial, but electoral rights should be subject to "reasonable restraint".
Reeva Steenkamp's father Barry cried in court as her cousin recalled an idyllic childhood spent with the law graduate and model.
Five hours after entering his high-rise apartment, Warriena Wright plunged off his balcony 14 storeys to her death. So was she pushed or did she fall? And how much can you blame Tinder for what happened?
Two travel insurance policies and no help - the mother and daughter stranded in Brisbane and unable to get home to Auckland.
A massive clean-up is underway in Australia after a destructive storm lashed the east coast of New South Wales overnight.
There's renewed tension in the US state of Missouri as an emotional protest movement surges again.
A British woman has gone on trial in Tehran after being arrested for attending a volleyball match.
A UN medical officer being treated for Ebola in a German hospital has died.
Australia's Prime Minister is gearing up for a face-to-face confrontation with Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit.
US authorities say they will not put down the dog of a healthcare worker who has contracted Ebola in contrast to what happened in Spain.
It's hard to escape the fear surrounding Ebola in west Africa.
A new Vatican document asks if the Catholic Church could be more merciful towards homosexuals.
A woman who admitted suffocating her three disabled children at their home in London will not face trial for their murder because she suffered a "major depressive episode".
The IS breakthrough comes nearly a month after the extremists began their assault on the town and despite more than three weeks of US-led air strikes.
Ambulances and medics in protective suits will be sent to anyone calling Britain's health emergency helpline with Ebola-like symptoms.
A prison official has recommended the star Paralympian clean a Pretoria museum for 16 hours a month as punishment for shooting dead his girlfriend.
A teenager charged racially abusing a guard on a Brisbane train earlier this month has been released on conditional bail.
A Texas health care worker has become the first person to contract Ebola on American soil, sparking jitters that precautions taken by medical staff could be insufficient.
Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters have an "almost zero chance" of changing Beijing's stance, the city's embattled leader said.
French archaeologists have announced the discovery of the remains of a 200,000-year-old barbarian.
A Texas healthcare worker who treated an Ebola victim has tested positive for the deadly virus.
At least three people have been killed as Cyclone Hudhud slammed into India's east coast packing winds of almost 200km/h.