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Scotland fears loss of new powers in referendum hangover

Having rejected independence and lost First Minister Alex Salmond, Scotland woke up to an unsettled future Saturday as fears grew that new powers promised by London will prove a disappointment.

Sierra Leone faces criticism over Ebola shutdown

Sierra Leone began the second day of a 72-hour nationwide shutdown aimed at containing the spread of the deadly Ebola virus on Saturday amid criticism that the action was a poorly planned publicity stunt.

Qaeda affiliate executes Lebanese soldier: govt

The soldier 'was killed by terrorist groups who threatened to kill other hero soldiers in captivity', defence minister Samir Moqbel said after meeting security officials.

300 Turkish Kurds cross to Syria to fight jihadists

At least 300 Kurdish fighters crossed from Turkey into Syria overnight to battle jihadists from the Islamic State group trying to seize a strategic border town, a monitor said Saturday.

Kiev, rebels ink deal creating buffer zone

Kiev and pro-Russian separatists on Saturday signed a deal creating a demilitarised zone in conflict-torn eastern Ukraine after fresh talks aimed at ending a brutal five-month war.

Malaysian official slams article on MH370 pilot

Malaysian foreign affairs minister Anifah Aman Saturday slammed an article claiming that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370's pilot, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, caused the aircraft to disappear when he committed suicide.

Scot vote, Brown give Labour head-start for 2015 poll

Former prime minister Gordon Brown led Labour to electoral defeat in 2010, but the Scotland referendum has given him the opportunity to reinvent himself and make game-changing interventions that now give Labour a head-start in the run-up to the May 2015 elections.

US: Man jumps White House fence, dodges security to reach doors

A man jumped over the White House fence and made it to the front doors of the executive mansion before being apprehended on Friday, sparking an evacuation within the complex shortly after President Barack Obama departed for the weekend. WATCH VIDEO

Scotland stays, but a less united UK ahead?

Celebrations over Scotland rejecting independence by 55% to 45% on Friday were soon replaced by moves to devolve more powers not only to Scotland but also to England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and a gnawing sense that the road ahead may not be smooth.

France joins Iraq war; starts air raids

French Rafale jets targeted and destroyed a 'logistics depot' in north-east Iraq on Friday morning and will follow with more operations in the next few days in order to 'weaken Daesh and restore Iraqi sovereignty', French President François Hollande said in a statement on Friday.

11-hour wait! Apple lovers queue up for iPhone 6

Customers around the US descended upon Apple stores to get their new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, that began retailing on Friday, unless they had pre-booked. The new phones hit markets in the US and eight other countries on September 19, costing $199, $299 and $399 for iPhone6. And iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299.

IS jihadists capture 60 Kurdish villages in Syria

Islamic State jihadists have seized 60 Kurdish villages near the Turkish border in a lightning two-day campaign, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday.

JuD opens websites from US server

Recently when Jamat-ud-Dawa, the parent organisation of dreaded terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) resurfaced in the World Wide Web and launched its websites, it came as a real shocker for the law enforcement authorities.

6 Russian fighter jets intercepted by US near Alaska

Six Russian MiG 35 fighter jets entered a US "air defense identification zone" Friday and were intercepted by American and Canadian warplanes near Alaska, two US defense officials said.

100 lashes for gay sex in Indonesian province

Gay sex could be punishable by 100 lashes of the cane in Indonesia's staunchly conservative Aceh province if parliament passes a draft law that critics say violates basic human rights.
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