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SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Thursday fiscal first-quarter profit fell 13 percent as it took a $1.1 billion charge related to mass layoffs announced in July. The world's largest software company reported profit of $4.5 billion, or 54 cents per share, compared with $5.2 billion, or 62 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter. Revenue rose 25 percent to $23.2 billion, helped by the phone business it bought from Nokia in April, easily beating analysts' average estimate of $22 billion. (Reporting by Bill Rigby; Editing by Chris Reese)
By Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - The gunman in Wednesday's attack on Canada's capital Ottawa acted alone and there was no apparent link to an attack in Quebec earlier in the week, security officials said on Thursday. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, was a Canadian citizen who may also have held Libyan citizenship, said Bob Paulson, commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Bibeau killed a soldier before racing through the parliament building where he was shot dead. ...
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The standing ovation began even before Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers entered the Parliament chamber in his black robe, carrying the golden ceremonial mace on his right shoulder.