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Two Indian-American scientists make it to Popular Science's Brilliant Ten list

Two Indian-American scientists have been named by Popular Science magazine in its Brilliant Ten list of 2014 which honours America's 'brightest young minds reshaping science, engineering, and the world'.

Obama, Poroshenko meet as peace deal hopes rise

Ukraine's leader Petro Poroshenko will meet with US President Barack Obama on Thursday, amid hopes Kiev's conflict with pro-Russian rebels may end after Moscow hailed an offer of self-rule for the separatists.

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Aus cops foiled ISIS beheading plot: PM Abbott

Tony Abbott
Intelligence showed that militants connected with Islamic State were planning to behead a member of the public in Australia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday after hundreds of police raided homes in a sweeping counter-terrorism operation.

Texas executes woman who starved child to death

Texas, which has put more inmates to death than any other US state, on Wednesday executed child killer Lisa Coleman, one of only a handful of women on death row.

A ‘torpedo’ to European integration? Vote revives more calls for self-rule

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday branded moves for independence such as those in Scotland and Spain’s Catalonia region a “torpedo” to European integration.

Indians have a say but can’t swing it

Scottish independence referendum
Some of the voting arrangements for the referendum are unique. The voting is restricted to people living in Scotland, which means the large number of Scots living in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, or abroad, will not have a say on the issue of independence.

US Fed won't change rates now, to end bond-buying

Scottish independence referendum
The US Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced it would end its bond-buying scheme in October, but will leave the interest where it is now, near zero, for “considerable time”.

Clashes in B’desh as top Islamist’s sentence reduced

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Bangladesh’s highest court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence on a top Islamic preacher, triggering angry protests by both his Islamist supporters and secular opponents and clashes with police.

Scots vote on independence, United Kingdom's fate on knife edge


From remote highlands and islands to the tough city estates of Glasgow, people were almost equally divided over a vote watched closely by Britain's allies, investors and restive regions at home and abroad. Will the 307-year-old Union end in divorce?

Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS

Barack Obama
Barack Obama and US lawmakers ratcheted up the pressure on the Islamic State Wednesday, with the president declaring there was no hiding place for the jihadists and warning: "Our reach is long."

Makeover for policymaking

Here are the major foreign policy implications in case Scots choose to break away from the United Kingdom:

In home of Stone of Scone, battle lines drawn between families


Few places are as important in Scottish history as Scone, where no less than 42 of the country’s kings were crowned. But like the rest of Scotland, this quiet corner of rural Perthshire is split down the middle on independence vote.

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Scotland independence referendum: Will 307-year-old Union end in divorce?

YES and NO supporters
Residents of Scotland will decide on Thursday whether they want to break away from the UK. Successive opinion polls and betting trends suggest a photo finish. Whatever the result, most agree that the UK will never be the same again. Road to referendum

Scotland braces for historic independence vote

YES and NO supporters

The campaign for Scotland's independence referendum went down to the wire on Wednesday ahead of a knife-edge vote that will either see Scotland break away from the United Kingdom or gain sweeping new powers.

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