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Justice Minister Peter MacKay speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in this file photo from Feb. 4, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/Files

Peter MacKay calls it quits

Justice Minister Peter MacKay said farewell to federal politics Friday, saying that, after 18 years as an MP, his young family would be the most important constituents in his life.

A video grab from the Japan Meteorological Agency's live camera image shows an eruption of Mount Shindake on Kuchinoerabujima island, Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, May 29, 2015. The volcano erupted suddenly on Friday, blasting plumes of black smoke high into the sky, prompting authorities to order the evacuation of the island's residents and forcing airlines to divert some flights. REUTERS/Japan Meteorological Agency/Handout via Reuters

Volcano erupts on Japanese island

A volcano erupted on a remote Japanese island on Friday, blasting black smoke thousands of metres into the sky and forcing residents to flee by boat and an airline to re-route flights.

Spores from the Sterne strain of anthrax bacteria (Bacillus anthracis) are pictured in this handout scanning electron micrograph (SEM) obtained by Reuters May 28, 2015. The U.S. military mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine U.S. states, a U.S. air base in South Korea and now Australia, after apparently failing to properly inactivate the bacteria last year, U.S. officials said. REUTERS/Center for Disease Control/Handout via Reuters

U.S. military orders review afer anthrax mishap

An investigation of a U.S. military facility's mistaken shipments of live anthrax bacteria has turned up another live sample, this one from a 2008 batch sent to Australia, a U.S. defense official said on Friday.

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau is seen making a short recording on his mobile phone just before he launched attacks in Ottawa on October 22, 2014 in a frame grab from video released by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) May 29, 2015. The RCMP on Friday released the full recording made by Ottawa gunman Zehaf-Bibeau on the morning he killed army reservist Corporal Nathan Cirillo. REUTERS/RCMP Handout

Zehaf-Bibeau recites prayer on video

In the end, there was no great mystery surrounding the remaining 18 seconds of shaky cellphone video shot by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau moments before carrying out his Oct. 22 rampage.

Penn State University's Old Main in State College, Pa., is pictured in this Jan. 23, 2012 file photo. (REUTERS/Gary Cameron)

Women won't charge Penn State frat in photo case

None of the women in nude photographs posted on a Facebook page for a now-suspended Penn State fraternity is cooperating with investigators, police said on Friday, frustrating efforts to bring charges against the fraternity's members.

Two demonstrators stand in front of the Islamic Community Center to oppose the "Freedom of Speech Rally Round II" across the street in Phoenix, Arizona May 29, 2015. Arizona police stepped up security near a mosque on Friday ahead of a planned anti-Islam demonstration featuring displays of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, weeks after a similar contest in Texas came under attack from two gunmen. REUTERS/Nancy Wiechec

Crowds gather for anti-Islam demonstration

Arizona police stepped up security on Friday near a mosque for a planned outdoor protest by an anti-Islam group that includes drawing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, weeks after a similar competition in Texas came under attack by two gunmen.

A policeman carries out an inspection after a car exploded near the Shi'ite al-Anoud mosque mosque in Saudi Arabia's Dammam May 29, 2015. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

ISIS suicide bomber in women's clothes kills three

An Islamist militant suicide bomber disguised as a woman blew himself up outside a Shi'ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia on Friday, killing himself and three other people, the second attack of its kind in the world's top oil exporter in one week.

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuba's President Raul Castro as they hold a bilateral meeting during the Summit of the Americas in Panama City, Panama in this file image from April 11, 2015. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files)

U.S. drops Cuba from terrorism list

The United States formally dropped Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism on Friday, an important step toward restoring diplomatic ties but one that will have limited effect on removing U.S. sanctions on the Communist-ruled island.