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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

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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

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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

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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

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Scotland voted in a referendum on Thursday to choose whether to end the 307-year-old union with England. Polling booths closed at 10:00 pm 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?

Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS

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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

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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

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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.

Nepal approves PDA for 900MW Upper Karnali project

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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”.
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