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Britain plans political upheaval after Scot vote

September 19, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The saga of Scottish independence is over, but a new journey of political upheaval is only beginning for the United Kingdom. more »»

Alex Salmond quits as Scotland's leader

September 19, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond says he is resigning as first minister and leader of his political party after Scots voted to remain in the United... more »»

South Africa's murder rate goes up

September 19, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa recorded about 17,000 murders in the year ending in March, reflecting a 5 percent increase over the previous year, police said Friday. more »»

Dempsey lauds French airstrike against militants

September 19, 2014

CAEN, France (AP) — The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff says the U.S. appreciates France's airstrike against Islamic State militants.

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Syrian Kurds fleeing IS group cross into Turkey

September 19, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey on Friday, fleeing militants from the Islamic State group, a Turkish official said. more »»

2 French students struck by gunfire on school trip

September 19, 2014

PARIS (AP) — A mentally ill man fired his hunting rifle at a group of students on a class trip Friday, wounding two of them, one seriously, officials said. more »»

Uganda's president fires prime minister

September 19, 2014

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni fired his prime minister, a former ally who is widely expected to seek the presidency in elections in 2016, a decision that some believe... more »»

Image of Asia: Lighting up the Asian Games

September 19, 2014

In this photo by Dita Alangkara, fireworks explode during the opening ceremony for the Asian Games in Incheon, South Kore. more »»

Iranian youth behind 'Happy' video sentenced

September 19, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and the homemade video's director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes, thei... more »»

Guinea: 8 people killed on Ebola awareness trip

September 19, 2014

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The team of health officials accompanied by journalists came to the village to educate people about how to avoid contracting Ebola. more »»

Cambodian police bust Thais with $7M in fake bills

September 19, 2014

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian police on Friday arrested three Thai men whom they accused of carrying counterfeit U.S. $100 bills with a face value of $7.16 millio. more »»

Original Marquis de Sade manuscript on display

September 19, 2014

PARIS (AP) — The original scroll upon which the Marquis de Sade penned his famed, often-banned tale of sexual extremism is going on public display. more »»

France strikes Islamic State group's depot in Iraq

September 19, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, French fighter jets struck Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot, Iraqi and French officials said. more »»

UK remains united after Scotland referendum

September 19, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — The United Kingdom will stay united. Voters in Scotland resoundingly rejected independence in a historic referendum that shook the country to its cor. more »»

Car bomb attacks kill 20 people in Baghdad

September 19, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of car bombings targeting a Shiite mosque and markets in the Iraqi capital killed at least 20 people Friday, officials said, in the second straight day of attacks in... more »»

Bomb kills 2 Lebanese soldiers near Syria border

September 19, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Attackers detonated a roadside bomb against a passing army truck near the Syrian border Friday, killing two soldiers and wounding three in the latest spillover from the civil war... more »»

Scotland votes to remain part of United Kingdom

September 19, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. more »»

Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

September 19, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases as the entire West African nation was locked down i... more »»

Fierce fighting in Yemeni capital kills 120

September 19, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen battled in the streets of the Yemeni capital for a second day Friday in fighting that has killed at least 120 people, driven thousands from... more »»

World stocks rise as Scotland votes to stay in UK

September 19, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — World stocks rose and the British pound rallied briefly on Friday as Scotland voted to stay part of the United Kingdom, avoiding a messy breakup that could have roiled financial... more »»

 
 

 

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