Canada will "never be intimidated" by terrorists who seek to bring "savagery" to the country's shores, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said.
Hundreds of messages have been posted on a tribute site to the soldier who was killed in the shooting at a war memorial near parliament in Ottawa.
Why poor sleepy Ottawa, capital of inoffensive quintessentially nice old Canada? Why the murder of two soldiers in a few days? Why the parliament building?
The Sergeant-at-Arms of Canada's parliament has been hailed as a hero after he shot dead an armed man who entered the building.
People who suffer from obesity could be offered cash or shopping vouchers if they lose weight under a "hard-hitting national action" plan proposed by the NHS.
A round-up of the latest stories from the world of sport - brought to you from the Sky Sports News HQ.
Real Madrid produced a first-half masterclass as they overpowered Liverpool 3-0 in their Champions League Group B clash at Anfield.
Arsenal scored twice in the final two minutes to come from behind and secure a 2-1 Champions League win at Anderlecht.
Chris Froome has hinted he may not ride the 2015 Tour de France after the route for next year’s race was revealed on Wednesday.
Bath wing Semesa Rokoduguni could be the surprise name in England's elite player squad for next month's autumn internationals.
Lynda Bellingham revealed her plans for Christmas in her final TV interview before her death at the weekend.
Renee Zellweger has responded to comments about a change in her appearance and says she is "glad folks think I look different".
William Shatner may be travelling to the next frontier again after confirming he is to meet the director of Star Trek 3.
Kasabian have been hailed the "best act in the world" at the Q Awards where they were two-time winners.
Goodfellas actor Frank Sivero is suing the creators of The Simpsons for $250m (£156m) for copying the character he played in the 1990 film.
Lloyds Banking Group is to cut approximately 9,000 jobs - equating to just over 10% of its workforce - as part of moves to automate consumer-facing services at the UK's biggest high street lender.
The owner of the DIY chain Homebase is to close a quarter of its stores over the next three years, leaving thousands of jobs hanging in the balance.
Tesco has not yet handed over a near-£1m payoff to its former finance director just days before a deadline for the UK's biggest retailer to compensate him under the terms of his contract.
A blueprint to boost the economic might of cities in northern England has won support from David Cameron.
Apple has acknowledged the iCloud security threat for the first time, posting a new security warning for users of its online service.
Chewbacca and Freddy Krueger helped break up a brawl between Mr Incredible and Batgirl as the superheroes traded blows on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
Barack Obama enjoyed an amusing exchange with two voters after a man told him: "Don't touch my girlfriend".
Toys R Us has responded to calls from Florida mothers and has removed its four collectible Breaking Bad dolls from the shelves.
A woman has been rescued and then arrested after getting stuck in the chimney of a house of a man she reportedly met online.
The US military's top-secret version of the space shuttle has completed a nearly two-year-long classified mission.
A senator in the Canadian Parliament has described to Sky News how he and his colleagues took cover as an attacker stormed in and started firing.
A second attack on a Canadian soldier in three days came after the government raised the country's terror alert level.
A three-month-old baby has been killed and eight other people wounded after a Palestinian drove into them at a crowded train station in east Jerusalem.