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Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

September 18, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Shoppers in Sierra Leone rushed to stock up on food Thursday ahead of a three-day nationwide shutdown, during which the country's 6 million people will be confined t... more »»

 
 
 
Scots decide future amid excitement, apprehension

September 18, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — For some, it's a day they have dreamed of for decades. more »»

Mexico boosts Los Cabos security after looting

September 18, 2014

LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) — Federal police on Thursday vowed to crack down on lawlessness and restore order in the hurricane-stricken resort area of Los Cabos after looting emptied store shelves and... more »»

Scots decide whether to declare independence

September 18, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scots held the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands Thursday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage... more »»

Police step up security in Los Cabos after Odile

September 18, 2014

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Police stepped up patrols in the resort area of Los Cabos, where looters stripped many stores of goods and tens of thousands faced a fourth day without water or powe... more »»

IS group seizes 21 villages in northern Syria

September 18, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State fighters backed by tanks have captured 21 Kurdish villages over the past 24 hours in northern Syria near the Turkish border, prompting civilians to flee their homes... more »»

Ukraine reports sporadic violations of cease-fire

September 18, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's cease-fire appears largely to be holding, with one killing reported in the last two days in Donetsk, one of the hardest-hit cities in the conflict, officials sai... more »»

Minority scholar denies separatism at China trial

September 18, 2014

URUMQI, China (AP) — A prominent Muslim Uighur scholar being tried on separatism charges told a court in far western China on Thursday that he never advocated the overthrow of Chinese rule in his... more »»

Australian police: Raids thwarted beheading plot

September 18, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Police on Thursday said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group. more »»

Cardinals debate marriage before crucial meeting

September 18, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Five high-ranking cardinals have taken one of Pope Francis' favorite theologians to task over an issue dear to the pope's heart and key to the Vatican's upcoming two-year stud... more »»

Nigeria: Death toll in building collapse up to 80

September 18, 2014

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The death toll in a building collapse at a televangelist's church complex in Nigeria has risen to 80, an official said Thursday. more »»

Series of attacks kills at least 15 in Iraq

September 18, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks, including several bombings in commercial areas of Baghdad, killed at least 15 people in Iraq on Thursday, officials said. more »»

India, China vow cooperation as troops face off

September 18, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian and Chinese troops faced off at their unmarked border in the Himalayas on Thursday as the countries' leaders were promising to boost economic cooperation and substantially... more »»

WHO: 700 more Ebola cases emerge in only 1 week

September 18, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says more than 700 more Ebola cases emerged in West Africa in one week, a statistic that shows the outbreak is accelerating. more »»

Doctor: Ford to undergo 40 days of chemotherapy

September 18, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will undergo 40 days of chemotherapy to treat a rare and difficult-to-beat cancer that forced him to do what months of scandals over drug and alcohol abuse... more »»

APNewsBreak: NKorea unresponsive to US envoy offer

September 18, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea is not accepting American offers to send a high-level envoy to seek the release of three detained Americans, a senior U.S. official said Wednesda. more »»

IS group seizes 16 villages in northern Syria

September 18, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State fighters backed by tanks have captured 16 Kurdish villages over the past 24 hours in northern Syria near the Turkish border, prompting civilians to flee their homes... more »»

Thai military ruler apologizes for bikini comment

September 18, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military ruler apologized Thursday for suggesting that foreigners visiting the country's world-famous beaches might be unsafe wearing bikinis in the wake of the killing... more »»

British Muslims plead for hostage under threat

September 18, 2014

LONDON (AP) — British Muslim leaders made a plea Thursday for the safety of a British hostage threatened with beheading by Islamic State extremists in Syria. more »»

A guide to Scotland as it votes on independence

September 18, 2014

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The people of Scotland are deciding Thursday whether to end a partnership with the rest of the United Kingdom that has lasted more than 300 years. more »»

Int'l monitors endorse Fiji election as credible

September 18, 2014

SUVA, Fiji (AP) — International observers endorsed the landmark Fiji election as credible on Thursday, although most smaller political parties said they would not accept what appeared to be a... more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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