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Thai military ruler apologises for bikini comment

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The comments came just after the bodies of two British tourists were found bludgeoned to death on Koh Tao island on Monday, dealing another blow to a tourist industry which has been struggling to recover since the army seized power in May.

US man shoots six grandchildren, daughter; kills self in front of cops

Don Spirit
A man killed his daughter and six grandchildren, the youngest just three months old, in a mass shooting at a house in the US state of Florida on Thursday. The oldest child was 11 years old.

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Sierra Leone launches controversial Ebola shutdown, citizens confined to homes

Dolo's Town residents
Sierra Leone launched on Friday a controversial three-day shutdown to contain the deadly spread of the Ebola virus, as the UN Security Council declared the deadly outbreak a threat to world peace.

World's separatist movements gather in Scotland


Members of separatist movements from around the world gathered in Scotland for its historic vote on independence on Thursday, declaring their own right to self-determination.

BBC reporters 'badly beaten' in Russia  Moscow

A team of BBC journalists was assaulted in southern Russia while researching a story about soldiers "being killed at the Ukraine border," the company said on Thursday after lodging a protest with Russian authorities.

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.

Nepal approves PDA for 900MW Upper Karnali project


After much deliberations and delay Nepal has finally approved the project development agreement (PDA) of the 900 MW Upper Karnali project to be developed by India’s GMR Group.

Yes or No, Edinburgh hotels and bars win big in Scottish vote

Scotland's independence vote is too close to call, but the owners of hotels, pubs and restaurants are already jubilant as thousands of journalists and tourists descended on the ancient streets of Edinburgh.

Better Together: Scotland says 'No' to independence from UK

Scottish referendum
Scotland has decisively rejected independence by winning more than half of the votes polled, concluding an intensely-fought campaign that threatened to tear asunder the 307-year-old United Kingdom. The margin of victory was about 55% to 45%. Glasgow, Scotland's largest council area and the third largest city in Britain, voted in favour of independence, while capital Edinburgh, rejected it.

Richard Verma is the next US ambassador to India

Richard Verma (Photo courtesy: Albright Stonebridge Group)

US President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated former state department official Richard Rahul Verma, an Indian American, as the next US ambassador to India.

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

Richard Verma (Photo courtesy: Albright Stonebridge Group)
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'.

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.

IS group posts video of captive British journalist

Tony Abbott

The Islamic State group released a video Thursday of a British freelance photojournalist, John Cantlie, in which he says he is being held captive.

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Scotland independence: Close fight between ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ camps, UK's fate on knife edge


Scotland voted in a referendum on Thursday to choose whether to end the 307-year-old union with England. Polling booths closed at 10:00pm local time Thursday, and the counting of ballots began with the result expected in the early hours of Friday. Will the 307-year-old Union end in divorce?

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