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Scottish nationalist leader Salmond quits after losing independence vote

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EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish nationalist Alex Salmond resigned as leader of his party on Friday and will quit as First Minister of his country after losing an independence referendum. "For me as leader my time is nearly over but for Scotland the campaign continues and the...(more) 




VIDEO: Minnesota boy breaks army protocol to hug his military mom

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Heartwarming footage shows the moment a 3-year-old Minnesota boy broke strict army protocol to cuddle up to his mom during her National Guard homecoming parade.  



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Ebola lockdown brings Sierra Leone capital to a halt

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By Umaru Fofana FREETOWN (Reuters) - Streets in the capital of Sierra Leone were deserted on Friday as the West African state began a contested, three-day lockdown in a bid to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record. President Ernest Bai Koroma urged people to heed...(more) 



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John Cantlie: twice held hostage by IS jihadists

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London (AFP) - British photojournalist John Cantlie, who appeared in a video released by the Islamic State (IS) organisation this week, is known as a courageous reporter who has twice been held hostage by the jihadists in Syria. 



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Uganda's president fires prime minister

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KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni fired his prime minister, a former ally who is widely expected to seek the presidency in elections in 2016, a decision that some believe signals Museveni's intention to stay in power after 28 years at the helm. 



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Catalonia call independence vote despite Scottish 'no'

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BARCELONA (Reuters) - The leader of Spain's Catalonia region said on Friday he would defy Madrid to hold a non-binding independence vote in less than two months, saying his people deserved the same right to determine their future as Scots who voted to stay in Britain....(more) 



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First French airstrikes in Iraq hit ISIL depot

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France is the first country to publicly acknowledge joining the U.S. in military strikes against the extremist group.         



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US man confesses to Bali suitcase killing: police

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Denpasar (Indonesia) (AFP) - An American man has confessed to killing his girlfriend's mother at a luxury resort on the Indonesian island of Bali, while the girlfriend has admitted helping stuff the body into a suitcase, police said Friday. 



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Leader of Scottish independence push concedes

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Alex Salmond, Scotland's First Minister and leader of the Scottish independence movement conceded early Friday that the country's 'no' campaign had won, but applauded the high turnout of voters. (Sept. 19)          



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Scotland vote hailed as triumph of democracy

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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)          



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Yemen Shiite rebels agree to stop fighting in Sanaa

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Sanaa (AFP) - Yemeni Shiite rebels agreed Friday to stop fighting Islamists and troops north of Sanaa which has killed dozens this week, in their campaign for a new government and greater political clout. 



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Shell Russia, Total say will continue work in Russia

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SOCHI Russia (Reuters) - The head of Shell Russia said on Friday that the company's strategy in Russia remained unchanged, although the firm is evaluating the implications of sanctions imposed by the West on Moscow over its involvement in Ukraine. "Our strategy regarding Russia remains unchanged,"...(more) 



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