News Briefs

<strong>Chaos in Ottawa as shooter kills soldier and shots fired on Parliament Hill</strong>

A soldier was shot at the National War Memorial by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau Wednesday morning.

There have been reports of 30 to 50 shots of gunfire inside Parliament before the gunman was shot and killed by authorities.

The soldier, identified as 24-year-old Nathan Cirillo, was rushed to hospital along with three others who received minor injuries. Cirillo was later pronounced dead.

Conservative MP Bernard Trottier tweeted at 10:30 a.m. that the &ldquo;gunman at Parliament&rsquo;s Centre Block has been shot and killed,&rdquo; but police suspected multiple shooters.

Ottawa police expanded their perimeter to the National War Memorial, Parliament, and near the Rideau Centre, a nearby shopping centre.

The <em>National Post</em>, reported that two sources told <em>The Canadian Press</em> that Kevin Vickers, the sergeant-at-arms for the House of Commons and 29-year RCMP veteran, shot a gunman.

Both <em>CBC</em> and <em>CTV</em> reported a single gunman had been confirmed dead.

Witnesses reported hearing shots in different halls of the Parliament building and fled the building by using the scaffolding erected for renovations.

Several medics were performing CPR on the soldier before he was taken away by ambulance. The incident occured around 10 a.m.


<strong>US restricts airport arrivals from West Africa due to Ebola scare</strong>

New US rules will require passengers from Sierra Leone, Liberia or Guinea to arrive into one of five U.S. airports: Chicago&rsquo;s O&rsquo;Hare airport, John F. Kennedy airport in New York, Newark airport, Washington Dulle&rsquo;s airport, and Atlanta&rsquo;s Maynard Jackson airport, reports <em>BBC News</em>.

This measure was taken in order to subject passengers from those countries to additional health screening.The current outbreak of the virus has already killed more than 4,500 people, and most of the victims have been from those three countries.

Travellers from these countries will have their temperatures checked as part of the screening programs, despite experts warning that such moves are unlikely to have an impact.

These new security measures were implemented as public concern grows in the U.S., where three people have been infected and one person has died from the virus.

The family of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died from Ebola in the U.S. earlier&nbsp; in October, say hospital officials have refused to release information about his treatment.

It comes amid claims that staff at Texas Health Presbyterian hospital mishandled the case.


<strong>Montreal teacher loses job over 40-year-old nude tape</strong>

According to a news story featured in <em>The Globe and Mail</em>,&nbsp; a 73-year-old instructor at an elite Montreal private school has lost her job after it was discovered she appeared nude in several films in Europe more than 40 years ago.

Br&eacute;beuf College terminated the contract of teacher Jacqueline Laurent-Auger after some male high-school students found some&nbsp; films online, where she appears in nude scenes.

Laurent-Auger&rsquo;s early films include titles such as <em>Le journal intime d&rsquo;une nymphomane (The Secret Diary of a Nymphomaniac)</em> and date to the 1960s and &rsquo;70s when she was a struggling actress who had just graduated from theatre school in Montreal and moved to Paris.

Laurent-Auger said, &ldquo;I did it as a young actress to make a little money&hellip;the idea of throwing someone out the door for something they did almost 50 years ago is idiotic. It makes me angry.&rdquo;

Laurent-Auger claims that in July she was called&nbsp; into the school offices to be fired. She asked if there was any problem with her teaching performance and a school official said her firing was not a result of her performance.