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A guide to Scotland as independence vote nears
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- The people of Scotland will decide on Thursday whether to end a partnership with the rest of the United Kingdom that has lasted more than 300 years. Here is a guide to Scotland as the historic vote nears....
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Excitement and relief in landmark Fiji election
SUVA, Fiji (AP) -- There was excitement among thousands of voters and relief from the international community Wednesday as Fijians cast ballots in a landmark election they hope will end more than a quarter-century of political turmoil and eight years of autocratic rule. But democracy may not have much of a new look to it....
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US man held for alleged attempt to swim to N Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river to rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday....
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Weakened Odile heads over Mexico toward Arizona
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's government airlifted thousands of stranded foreign tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort of Los Cabos, as a weakened Odile headed over the Gulf of California Wednesday on a path toward the U.S. state of Arizona....
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Billionaire's house arrest sends stocks crashing
MOSCOW (AP) -- The arrest of a Russian billionaire on Wednesday sent shares in his holding company into a tailspin, wiping away more than $2.5 billion in market capitalization....
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Airstrikes on central Syrian city kill some 50
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government airstrikes killed some 50 people in an opposition-held city this week in bombing that apparently sought to target a rebel commander, activists said Wednesday....
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Separatists in Quebec, Scotland share lessons
MONTREAL (AP) -- Quebec's separatists are watching closely this week to see if the Scottish independence movement has learned from their failed attempts to break away from Canada. And it could be rejuvenated if Scotland breaks away from the United Kingdom....
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Gaza widow offers insight into world of spies
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The 48-year-old Palestinian woman's husband was shot to death in 2012 by militants in the Gaza Strip for spying for Israel. A mother of seven, she herself was jailed by Gaza's Hamas rulers for aiding and abetting a spy - her husband....
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Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wary House lawmakers are on track to give President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. military training and arms for moderate rebels confronting the growing danger of Islamic State militants....
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New IS video warns US over Iraq deployment
BEIRUT (AP) -- The militant Islamic State group has released a video warning the United States that fighters await it in Iraq if President Barack Obama sends troops there, as he and his top general said may happen....
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