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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 »»

Israeli museum unveils ancient Jewish prayer book

September 18, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli museum on Thursday unveiled what it says in the oldest known Jewish prayer book in the world, dating back to the 9th century A.D. 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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

Minority scholar denies separatism at China trial

September 18, 2014

URUMQI, China (AP) — A prominent Muslim Uighur scholar being tried on separatism charges told a court in far western China on Thursday that he never advocated the overthrow of Chinese rule in his... more »»

India, China vow cooperation as troops face off

September 18, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian and Chinese troops faced off at their countries' unmarked border in the Himalayas on Thursday as their leaders were promising to boost economic cooperation and... more »»

Australian police: Raids thwarted beheading plot

September 18, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Police on Thursday said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group. more »»

Nigeria: Death toll in building collapse up to 80

September 18, 2014

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The death toll in a building collapse at a televangelist's church complex in Nigeria has risen to 80, an official said Thursday. more »»

Series of attacks kills at least 15 in Iraq

September 18, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks, including several bombings in commercial areas of Baghdad, killed at least 15 people in Iraq on Thursday, officials said. more »»

WHO: 700 more Ebola cases emerge in only 1 week

September 18, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says more than 700 more Ebola cases emerged in West Africa in one week, a statistic that shows the outbreak is accelerating. more »»

Doctor: Ford to undergo 40 days of chemotherapy

September 18, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will undergo 40 days of chemotherapy to treat a rare and difficult-to-beat cancer that forced him to do what months of scandals over drug and alcohol abuse... more »»

APNewsBreak: NKorea unresponsive to US envoy offer

September 18, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea is not accepting American offers to send a high-level envoy to seek the release of three detained Americans, a senior U.S. official said Wednesda. more »»

 
 

 

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