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Scotland leader to quit after independence loses
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond announced Friday that he will resign as first minister and leader of his political party, hours after Scots voted to remain in the United Kingdom....
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France strikes Islamic State group's depot in Iraq
PARIS (AP) -- Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, French fighter jets struck Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot, Iraqi and French officials said....
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Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases as the entire West African nation was locked down in their homes in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease....
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Fierce fighting in Yemeni capital kills 120
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen battled in the streets of the Yemeni capital for a second day Friday in fighting that has killed at least 120 people, driven thousands from their homes and virtually shut down the country's main airport. The battles are raising fears of greater sectarian conflict, unseen for decades in Yemen....
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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....
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Kenya: 1 year after attack, guards still unarmed
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- David Odhiambo was one of the blue-uniformed security guards tasked with protecting Nairobi's Westgate Mall one year ago when four heavily armed terrorists attacked. The work David was paid to do - search purses and bags, mostly - earned him two bullets in the head, injuries that cost him his job....
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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 campaign so far from the Middle East....
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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....
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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....
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Scotland: Who won? Who lost?
LONDON (AP) -- Who won and who lost in Scotland's independence referendum?...
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