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Salmond: Scottish leader defeated but defiant

Alex Salmond
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has reasons to be cheerful despite failing to lead his country to independence: he emerges from the campaign with more powers for Scotland coming his way.

High-tech gadgets can't keep out burglars, crime-hit S Africans go for coffins

Scrapyard manager
Many properties in crime-ridden South Africa are secured by electronic burglar alarms and high concrete walls topped with high-voltage electric fences, but in the quaint small diamond mining town of Cullinan, coffins are the latest security gadgets.

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United Kingdom: The story of the historic Scotland referendum in pictures

Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to convince Scottish voters to stay.

Thai military ruler apologises for bikini comment

beach babes
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.

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.

Aus sleuths say IS plotted 'Mumbai-style' attack

Tony Abbott
Australia's intelligence agencies have uncovered a plot by the Islamic State militants to launch a 'Mumbai-style' terror attack on the parliament with Prime Minister Tony Abbott and other top officials being the prime targets.

US man kills six grandchildren, daughter

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.

Better Together with UK: Scotland votes against independence

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 UK. Latest results

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.
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