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Referendum: Sterling up in Asia

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Sterling hits a two-year high against the euro and a two-week high against the US dollar in early Asian trade, as early counts suggest a "No" vote in the Scottish referendum. 



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Sterling soars on Scottish vote, Asian shares tread water

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TOKYO (Reuters) - The British pound rose sharply after a early results from the Scottish independence vote reinforced expectations Scotland would remain in the United Kingdom, while Asian shares gave up some of their earlier gains on Wall Street's strength.  



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U.S. says Medicare Advantage enrollment at all-time high

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(Reuters) - Elderly Americans have enrolled in privately managed Medicare health plans in record numbers even as average premiums continue to rise, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said on Thursday.  



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Theater Review: Beckett’s ‘Embers,’ at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

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“Embers,” a radio play by Samuel Beckett, is staged for a theater audience at the Harvey Theater as part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival. 



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Alec Baldwin passionate about green energy

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Alec Baldwin says he is passionate about green energy. And he's hoping next week's United Nations climate summit brings home to Americans that the United States has fallen behind other countries in promoting wind and solar power.... 



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Deputy swept away in flood

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Emergency crews will continue their search Friday for a Travis County, Texas, sheriff's deputy who disappeared when her car was swept away as she checked low-water crossings near the Colorado River.          



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Malaysian activist jailed a year for sedition

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court has sentenced an activist to a year in jail for remarks made at a forum last year that the court said could have incited the public to overthrow the government through street protests. 



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Olympic chief warns over sex harassment at Asian Games

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Incheon (South Korea) (AFP) - Asia's Olympics chief pleaded for good behaviour at the Asian Games Friday after an official was kicked out for sexual harassment and a footballer was accused of groping. 




Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

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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 for his signature after a sweeping Senate vote. 



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Leader of Russia-annexed Crimea backs Scottish 'yes' vote

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MOSCOW/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - The recently-installed leader of the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in March, on Thursday supported the Scottish independence vote and accused the West of double standards in its dealing with Moscow. The West slapped sanctions on Moscow...(more) 



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Florida granddad who killed family had also fatally shot son years before

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The Florida man who police say gunned down his daughter and six grandchildren Thursday had been to prison for fatally shooting his young son during a hunting trip 13 years ago, according to court records. 



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Ebola team 'found dead in Guinea'

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Officials in Guinea say they have found the bodies of several people thought to be part of a team of health workers and journalists who went missing earlier this week. 



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