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  • UK to make changes after Scotland vote keeps union

    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. Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday he also wants to give England, Wales and Northern Ireland greater independence from...

  • Floods shut down Philippine capital

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Torrential rains from a Tropical Storm Fung-Wong flooded large swathes of the Philippine capital and outlying provinces Friday, leaving three dead and displacing tens of thousands, just days after the region had been drenched by a typhoon. Schools and government...

  • Guinea: 8 people killed on Ebola awareness trip

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's government says eight people who were abducted by angry residents while on an Ebola awareness campaign have been found dead. In a government statement released Friday, authorities said that eight bodies had been found following the violent kidnappings in Womey in...

  • Uganda's president fires top challenger for power

    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. Ofwono Opondo, a spokesman for Uganda's government, said on Friday that Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi was the only Cabinet member...

  • Indian state TV sacks anchor over China blunder

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A news anchor for India's state TV channel has been fired after she referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as "Eleven" Jingping — apparently mistaking his name for a Roman numeral, a top official at the station said Friday. Xi left for China on Friday after a three-day visit...

  • French president: First French airstrike destroys depot of Islamic State group in Iraq

    PARIS (AP) — French president: First French airstrike destroys depot of Islamic State group in Iraq.

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

    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, on Twitter or even in song. At least until the polls close. Many developed nations try to protect...

  • Raw: Major Flooding Swamps Philippines Capital

    Schools and government offices were shut down in the Manila Friday as major flooding buried city streets under feet of water, although many residents could be seen walking, and even swimming outside. (Sept. 19) SHOTLIST: SOURCE - RESTRICTION Manila, Philippines - September 19, 2014 1. Girl...

  • Glossary of extremists in Mideast and Africa

    President Barack Obama presses ahead with his campaign to diminish and eventually defeat Islamic State group extremists in Iraq and Syria, but the list of radical Islamic elements the United States and many of its coalition allies are fighting does not stop there. Violent radicals inspired by...

  • Alibaba mega IPO caps founder Jack Ma success tale

    HONG KONG (AP) — When Jack Ma founded Alibaba 15 years ago he insisted the e-commerce venture should see itself as competing against Silicon Valley, not other Chinese companies. That bold ambition from a time when China was still a corporate backwater has been vindicated this week by Alibaba...

  • Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians. But terrorism experts on Friday questioned whether the ruthless movement had the capacity or inclination to sustain a terror...

  • Militants threaten ancient sites in Iraq, Syria

    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. Their ancient, buried cities, palaces and temples packed with monumental art are scattered across what is now northern Iraq and...

  • AP Photos: Scenes from Iraq's Mosul then and now

    CAIRO (AP) — Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, is locked under the rule of extremists from the Islamic State group trying to purge it of everything they see as contradicting their stark vision of Islam. A trove of photographs now housed at the Library of Congress offers a glimpse of a...

  • Scotland Vote Hailed As Triumph of Democracy

    Scottish voters turned out in record numbers Thursday to deliver a vote to remain a part of the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, British Prime Minister David Cameron said he will follow through on promises to grant the Scots greater autonomy. (Sept. 19) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY...

  • Malaysian student sentenced to 1 year for sedition

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court sentenced a student democracy activist to a year in jail on Friday after finding him guilty of sedition, drawing immediate condemnation from human rights groups who accuse the government of using the colonial-era law to stifle freedom of...



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