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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 »»

Floods shut down Philippine capital, 3 killed

September 19, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Torrential monsoon rains worsened by a tropical storm flooded large swathes of the Philippine capital and nearby provinces Friday, leaving at least three people dead an... more »»

China fines GlaxoSmithKline $492M for bribery

September 19, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million on Friday for bribing doctors in China in the biggest such penalty ever imposed by a Chinese court. more »»

Investors breathe sigh of relief at Scottish vote

September 19, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Scotland's decision to reject independence from the United Kingdom shored up British stocks on Friday but worries over future constitutional changes kept a lid on the relief rally. more »»

UK to make changes after Scotland vote keeps union

September 19, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Voters in Scotland have rejected independence, but leaders of Britain's three largest parties have promised Scots more autonomy than they have won so far. more »»

Uganda's president fires top challenger for power

September 19, 2014

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

Nigeria: Church obstructed rescue, lives lost

September 19, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Church officials prevented rescuers from extricating victims at the site of a six-story building collapse, leading to a loss of lives, Nigeria's emergency agency said Friday. more »»

New Zealand's election-day gag: no public politics

September 19, 2014

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A heated campaign has been running for weeks in New Zealand, but when people go to the polls Saturday, there will be no discussion of the election in the newspapers... more »»

North Korea struts in style on world sports stage

September 19, 2014

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is making a statement on the international sports stage — a fashion statement. more »»

Scots reject independence in historic vote

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 »»

Airlines halt flights to Yemen amid fighting

September 19, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Foreign airlines halted flights to the main international airport in the Sanaa because of heavy fighting between Shiite rebels and Sunni militias in the Yemeni capital, the... more »»

Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

September 19, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation requested by President Barack Obama authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East is headed fo... more »»

Militants threaten ancient sites in Iraq, Syria

September 19, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — For more than 5,000 years, numerous civilizations have left their mark on upper Mesopotamia — from Assyrians and Akkadians to Babylonians and Romans. more »»

 
 

 

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