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Vote counting begins in Scotland on independence

September 18, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Excitement vied with apprehension as Scottish voters went to the polls Thursday in a referendum on independence, deciding whether to dissolve a 307-year union with... more »»

Militant gains illustrate plight of Syrian Kurds

September 18, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militiamen backed by tanks defiantly advanced Thursday in Syria, capturing more than 20 Kurdish villages as the international community strains to assemble a coalition... more »»

Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

September 18, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Shoppers in Sierra Leone rushed to stock up on food Thursday ahead of a three-day nationwide shutdown, during which the country's 6 million people will be confined t... more »»

Rob Ford releases audio statement from hospital

September 18, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — Just hours before he begins aggressive chemotherapy for a rare and difficult-to-beat cancer, a rough-sounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford released an audio statement from his hospital... more »»

France to carry out airstrikes in Iraq

September 18, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France has agreed to carry out airstrikes requested by Iraq to bolster its fight against the Islamic State group's fighters who've captured swathes of the country, President Francois... more »»

Mexico boosts Los Cabos security after looting

September 18, 2014

LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) — Federal police on Thursday vowed to crack down on lawlessness and restore order in the hurricane-stricken resort area of Los Cabos after looting emptied store shelves and... more »»

Scots decide future amid excitement, apprehension

September 18, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Excitement vied with apprehension as Scottish voters went to the polls Thursday in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to dissolve a union... more »»

Leading Bahrain activist released from jail

September 18, 2014

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahraini authorities on Thursday released human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja, who was being held for questioning after her arrest on arrival in the Gulf Arab country... more »»

AP Interview: Hamas No. 2 says war a lesser option

September 18, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas does not want another war with Israel, the Islamic militant group's No. more »»

British hostage appears in new video

September 18, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group on Thursday released a video showing a British journalist who says he is a prisoner of the extremists. more »»

Cardinals debate marriage before crucial meeting

September 18, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The battle lines are being drawn before a major church meeting on family issues that represents a key test for Pope Franci. more »»

Scots decide whether to declare independence

September 18, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scots held the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands Thursday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage... more »»

NATO to fast-track rapid-reaction force

September 18, 2014

SZCZECIN, Poland (AP) — NATO's new rapid-reaction "spearhead" force, meant as a deterrent to Russian aggression, should be up and running with initial capabilities in less than a year, a top... more »»

Arrests in Chile bomb attack focus on anarchists

September 18, 2014

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean police arrested three suspects on Thursday in the country's worst bomb attack in more than two decades. more »»

Police step up security in Los Cabos after Odile

September 18, 2014

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Police stepped up patrols in the resort area of Los Cabos, where looters stripped many stores of goods and tens of thousands faced a fourth day without water or powe... more »»

France to provide air support in Iraq

September 18, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France has agreed to provide air support requested by Iraq to bolster its fight against the Islamic State group fighters who've captured swathes of the country, French President... more »»

Pakistan rescues thousands as floods hit south

September 18, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's disaster management agency said Thursday it had evacuated thousands of people stranded in parts of the country's south after it was hit by floods, as the military... more »»

IS group seizes 21 villages in northern Syria

September 18, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State fighters backed by tanks have captured 21 Kurdish villages over the past 24 hours in northern Syria near the Turkish border, prompting civilians to flee their homes... more »»

Kerry, Afghan candidate discuss vote impasse

September 18, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. more »»

Ukraine reports sporadic violations of cease-fire

September 18, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's cease-fire appears largely to be holding, with one killing reported in the last two days in Donetsk, one of the hardest-hit cities in the conflict, officials sai... more »»

 
 

 

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