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Sierra Leone launches a three-day nationwide shutdown…

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Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond announced…

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Nazi salutes mar No vote victory
Nazi salutes mar No vote victory

Violence in Scotland as pro-independence supporters attacked by young men shouting racist abuse and singing God Save the…

Hilary Mantel: I fantasised about killing Margaret Thatcher
Hilary Mantel: I fantasised about killing Margaret Thatcher

Booker-prize-winning author admits she thought about killing the British PM when she found herself within shooting range…

US, Canadian jets intercept 8 Russian aircraft
US, Canadian jets intercept 8 Russian aircraft

Two F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military airplanes that neared the western coast of Alaska, military officials…

Despite defeat, Salmond still victor
Despite defeat, Salmond still victor

The referendum is almost certainly Alex Salmond's final battle - and he lost. His shock resignation marks the career-end…

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Polls close in New Zealand election

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Polling booths closed Saturday in New Zealand's general election with Prime Minister John…

Jihadi ideologue calls for freeing British hostage

CAIRO (AP) A renowned jihadi ideologue has urged the Islamic State group to release British aid worker Alan Henning, saying…

Philippine storm moves north, leaves 5 dead

MANILA, Philippines (AP) A storm that brought torrential monsoon rains which flooded much of the Philippine capital gained…

UN to recruit men to fight for women's equality

UNITED NATIONS (AP) The United Nations agency promoting equality for women is launching a global campaign to get 100,000…

Turkey: 49 hostages have been freed

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday that 49 hostages who were seized by Islamic militants…

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) Turkey's prime minister says 49 Turkish hostages held by Islamic militants have been freed.

CIA stops spying on friendly nations in W. Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the U.S. and the revelations of surveillance…

5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches

NEW YORK (AP) Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future…

Obama faces questions on prospect of expanded war

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama's military campaign against Islamic State group extremists has already crept beyond…

Actress detained by police refuses to apologize

LOS ANGELES (AP) An actress who was detained by Los Angeles police is refusing to apologize for claiming race played a…

APNewsBreak: Cupich to be next Chicago archbishop

Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Washington, will be named the next archbishop of Chicago, The Associated Press has learned. Cupich…

Fence-jumper makes it into the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) A man jumped over the fence of the White House and made it through the front door before officers managed…

Feds: Man shot by Border Patrol posed no threat

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) A Mexican man shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona four years ago did not pose a threat, according…

Ukraine peace talks produce deal on buffer zone, withdrawal of weapons, foreign fighters

MINSK, Belarus (AP) Ukraine peace talks produce deal on buffer zone, withdrawal of weapons, foreign fighters.

New indictment against ex-BP exec

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A federal grand jury has issued a new indictment against a former BP executive charged with obstructing…

Saturday, September 27

Today is Saturday, September 27, the 270th day of 2014. There are 95 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this…

Investors breathe sigh of relief at Scottish vote

LONDON (AP) Scotland's decision to reject independence from the United Kingdom gave British markets a short-term lift Friday…

Moody's backs UK bond rating after Scotland vote

NEW YORK (AP) Moody's Investors Services maintained its rating on United Kingdom government-backed bonds Friday, a day…

Fitch keeps 'AAA' rating on US credit

NEW YORK (AP) Fitch Ratings says that the U.S. still deserves its highest credit rating. Fitch on Friday affirmed its…

Obama signs bill to train, arm Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill authorizing the military to arm and train Syrian rebels…

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Space

Dial up a space taxi service?
Dial up a space taxi service?

Nasa has awarded its first private contracts for ferrying astronauts to the International Space Station.

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British hostage in new Isis video
British hostage in new Isis video

The Islamic State group released a video showing a British journalist who says he is a prisoner of the extremists.

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