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Scotland's independence party scores well but no majority
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- The pro-independence Scottish National Party Friday secured another term in government with an historic third consecutive victory in Scotland's parliamentary elections but fell short of an outright majority....
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Behind closed doors, North Korea opens ruling party congress
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Friday opened the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980, a major political event intended to showcase the country's stability and unity under young leader Kim Jong Un despite international criticism and tough new sanctions over the North's recent nuclear test and a slew of missile launches....
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Canada evacuating 8,000 wildfire evacuees by air
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) -- Canadian officials will start moving thousands of people from work camps north of devastated Fort McMurray in a mass highway convoy Friday morning if it is safe from a massive wildfire raging in Alberta....
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Activists: Insurgents seize village south of Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say a coalition of Syrian rebels and hard-line jihadists have seized a strategic village from pro-government forces just 4 miles (6 kilometers) from the contested city of Aleppo....
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Israeli cowboys live frontier life on Syria's doorstep
KIDMAT ZVI, Golan Heights (AP) -- With his wide-brimmed hat, Wrangler jeans and ornate belt buckle, Yehiel Alon could easily pass for one of the Montana ranchers he once worked with. But the 53-year-old is an Israeli cowboy on the Golan Heights bordering war-torn Syria, where frontier life takes on a whole new meaning....
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Expert: Alberta evacuation 1 of largest in recent memory
The wildfire raging in the Canadian province of Alberta is driving one of the largest evacuations in North America in recent memory, said Bill Stewart, co-director of the University of California's Center for Fire Research and Outreach at the University of California, Berkeley....
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Bangladesh professor under 24-hour armed guard after threats
NEW DELHI (AP) -- After a Dhaka University professor asked a woman to remove her veil during his class, Muslim extremists called for his death, posting his personal details online along with tips on how to kill. Today, he remains under constant guard by armed police, stays mostly at home and bars his front door....
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Israel retaliates to Gaza fire with strikes on Hamas targets
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's military says its aircraft struck infrastructure in Gaza used by the militant group Hamas that rules the coastal territory after gunmen there continued to fire mortars at forces along the border....
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Vote-counting taking place across Britain
LONDON (AP) -- Voters punished the opposition Labour Party in Scotland as the first results appeared Friday for local and regional elections across the United Kingdom....
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China seeks global support for South China Sea policies
BEIJING (AP) -- China is seeing mixed results in its effort to enlist friendly states in its push to exclude the U.S. and its allies from the festering South China Sea dispute, underscoring the limits of Chinese diplomacy despite its massive economic clout....
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