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  • Quebec separatists look for positives in Scot vote

    MONTREAL (AP) — Quebec separatists tried Friday to find the silver lining in Scotland's decision to stay within the United Kingdom. Members of Quebec's movement to break away from Canada had hoped a victory for the Scottish Yes side would give their own floundering ambitions a boost. Following...

  • Floods shut down Philippine capital, 3 killed

    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 and displacing tens of thousands just days after the region was drenched by a typhoon. Authorities...

  • 3 Eastern European countries form joint brigade

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland, Ukraine and Lithuania are forming a joint military unit that will be headquartered in Poland and will work to strengthen their military cooperation and will participate in peacekeeping missions. Defense ministers from the three countries signed the act forming the...

  • Britain plans political upheaval after Scot vote

    LONDON (AP) — The saga of Scottish independence is over, but a new journey of political upheaval is only beginning for the United Kingdom. Prime Minister David Cameron responded Friday to the passion of the failed Scottish breakaway by promising sweeping new powers to the U.K.'s regions....

  • Iranian youth behind 'Happy' video sentenced

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and the homemade video's director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes, their lawyer said Friday. The Iranians' case attracted international attention when they were detained...

  • Court again delays Kenya president's trial

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court has again delayed the trial of Kenya's president, after prosecutors said they did not have a strong enough case to convict him because Kenya was not cooperating in turning over potential evidence. The court announced Friday it was...

  • Scottish independence leader Alex Salmond announces his resignation as first minister

    LONDON (AP) — Scottish independence leader Alex Salmond announces his resignation as first minister.

  • 2 French students struck by gunfire on school trip

    PARIS (AP) — A mentally ill man fired his hunting rifle at a group of students on a class trip Friday, wounding two of them, one seriously, officials said. A third student, whom officials initially said was shot, was treated for shock, according to Olivier Duchenoy, principal of the group's...

  • Artist says tax case shows China's dark side

    BEIJING (AP) — China's best-known dissident artist, Ai Weiwei, has accused his country's Communist government of losing its principles and using underhanded ploys to try to silence critics. The artist, whose supporters say he was hit with a $2.4 million tax bill in retribution for his...

  • Dempsey lauds French airstrike against militants

    CAEN, France (AP) — The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff says the U.S. appreciates France's airstrike against Islamic State militants. Gen. Martin Dempsey, who was in France on Friday, said the French hit a target north of the Iraqi city of Mosul, Iraq. Dempsey was not more specific....

  • Nigeria: Church obstructed rescue, lives lost

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Church officials prevented rescuers from freeing victims at the site of a six-story building collapse, leading to a loss of lives, Nigeria's emergency agency said Friday. Most victims were South African, according to the South African government, which said at least 67 South...

  • Nigeria sent $9.3 million cash for arms in SAfrica

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A Nigerian watchdog group Friday demanded an international investigation into the Nigerian government for flying $9.3 million in cash to South Africa to buy weapons. The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project petitioned the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force...

  • Scotland: Who won? Who lost?

    LONDON (AP) — Who won and who lost in Scotland's independence referendum? ___ WINNERS: The 55.3 percent of Scottish voters who wanted to stay in the United Kingdom. LOSERS: The 44.7 percent who disagreed. WINNER: Gordon Brown. The former prime minister broke out of what seemed to be a long...

  • German Muslims protest against Islamic State group

    BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of Muslims in Germany have taken part in a "Day of Peace" to protest against the Islamic State extremist group. The event was organized by mainstream Muslim organizations to emphasize that the vast majority of believers reject the group's ideology and its brutal actions...

  • Image of Asia: Lighting up the Asian Games

    In this photo by Dita Alangkara, fireworks explode during the opening ceremony for the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Forty-five nations and regions are participating in the events that will be an important test for athletes ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics. China has the largest team of...



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