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Students met with Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's No. 2, in talks broadcast on big screens around the city. Ms. Lam said the government would pass on the grievances of the Occupy Central movement to Beijing.Francis Moriarty
 Canadian police locked down the federal Parliament building in Ottawa Wednesday after a Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial nearby was shot by a lone gunman.Deutsche Presse-Agentur
An international team of scientists has detected 'b mode' polarization pointing to evidence of cosmic inflation, a powerful growth spurt that scientists hypothesize took place in the first fraction of a second after the big bang 13.8 billion years ago.Pete Spotts
As Swedes hunt for a Russian submarine suspected to be in the Stockholm archipelago, Finland's president expresses concerns about the rise in military traffic in the Baltic. Radio Sweden and YLE News
Jeffrey E. Fowle, one of three Americans imprisoned by North Korea, has been released and is on his way home after six months of captivity, the White House said Tuesday, easing though not ending a clash between the isolated Asian country and the United States.PETER BAKER and RICK GLADSTONE
The chief executive of the French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie, one of the most powerful and colorful figures in the energy industry, was killed when his business jet collided with a snowplow Monday night on the runway of Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow.Andrew E. Kramer
With a judge seeking to strike a balance between mercy and retribution, Oscar Pistorius, the South African track star, was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.Alan Cowell
One of two members of the Canadian military who was run over in a parking lot, an episode that the government believes was an act of terrorism, has died, police in Quebec said Tuesday.Ian Austen
Oscar Pistorius, the South African track star once seen as an emblem of triumph over adversity, was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.Alan Cowell
The chief executive of the French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when his business jet collided with a snowplow late Monday night on the runway of Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow.Andrew E. Kramer

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