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  • Sep 19, 2014
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With differing views, they came in kilts and wrapped in their country’s flag. Hours later they left after their countrymen and women voted No to independence in agreement: The overall winner was...

19 Sep 2014 - 5:36pm

British Prime Minister David Cameron said that the question of Scottish independence had been settled “for a generation” after what he called a clear vote by Scots to stay part of the UK.

19 Sep 2014 - 5:00pm

Jihadists post video of British journalist John Cantlie as Barack Obama hails Congress for backing his plan to arm moderate Syrian rebels and France for signing off on air strikes in Iraq.

19 Sep 2014 - 1:41pm

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday announced a new mission to fight the spread of Ebola in West Africa as the Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution calling on the removal of...

19 Sep 2014 - 11:31am

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.

19 Sep 2014 - 12:44pm

Scots held Britain's fate in their hands as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state, with some 97 per cent of eligible voters registered to vote.

19 Sep 2014 - 9:11am

President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated former State Department official Rich Verma to be the new US ambassador to India.

Verma, an Indian-American and lawyer by trade, served in Obama...

19 Sep 2014 - 3:52pm


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Daughters of detained Chinese activists are demanding a meeting with US President Barack Obama, saying he must continue to push for their release when he meets China's leaders.

19 Sep 2014 - 3:47am

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told the US Congress that Russia was a threat to global democracy, as officials in Kiev said Russia had deployed about 5,000 soldiers in eastern Ukraine to...

19 Sep 2014 - 4:32am

The government in war-torn South Sudan said it would not be expelling any foreign workers, reversing a policy announcement made the previous day that caused a storm of protest from aid agencies...

19 Sep 2014 - 4:06am

US Vice-President Joe Biden began the day with an acknowledgment that he had made a "poor choice of words". By day's end, he had put foot in his mouth again. Twice.

19 Sep 2014 - 3:56am

France's national rail company SNCF was charged with manslaughter following a high-speed derailment near Paris last year that claimed seven lives and left dozens injured.

19 Sep 2014 - 6:38am

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has a very rare and aggressive type of cancerous tumour in his abdomen, his doctor said, and the controversial municipal leader will start chemotherapy treatment.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:17am

When Ivan Schneider's Jaguar convertible was stolen from in front of his Manhattan apartment 46 years ago, the now-retired trial lawyer thought he would never see it again.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:11am

Apple says it will no longer surrender data from most iPhones or iPads to police, even when they have a search warrant.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:23am

The scores of new features in Apple’s software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:24am

Barack Obama and US lawmakers ratcheted up the pressure on the Islamic State (IS) on Wednesday, with the president declaring there was no hiding place for the jihadists and warning: “Our reach is...

18 Sep 2014 - 7:52pm

People in Scotland began voting on Thursday in a referendum on whether the country should become independent or stay part of the United Kingdom.

18 Sep 2014 - 11:17pm

With much of Gaza in ruins, reconstruction cannot come soon enough for thousands of homeless like Mohammed al-Najjar, a once-proud house owner whose family now huddles in a portable cabin.

18 Sep 2014 - 8:31pm

Washington yesterday gained the support of 10 Arab nations as it sought to build an international coalition following a pledge by US President Barack Obama's to "destroy" Islamic State.

18 Sep 2014 - 10:42pm

Deadly "warfare" between chimpanzees stems from an inherent streak and not, as some have suggested, from human interference, a study said.

Zoologists, led by the famed Jane Goodall, have...

18 Sep 2014 - 8:41pm

Living on the edge of the North Atlantic, islanders off the west coast of Scotland are used to watching the weather. They're doing so more keenly this week as the world's eyes turn to their...

18 Sep 2014 - 2:30am

Survivors of Europe's most deadly migrant shipwreck in years have described the horrifying moment traffickers capsized their boat and left them to drown.

18 Sep 2014 - 9:57am

The detention of billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov on money-laundering charges has sent shock waves through Russia's business and political circles and prompted comparisons with past crackdowns on...

18 Sep 2014 - 4:42am

The United States took its first major step to returning to manned space flight as Nasa awarded up to US$6.8 billion to aerospace giant Boeing and California-based SpaceX to launch astronauts into...

18 Sep 2014 - 2:46am

New-generation Apple software for powering its coveted mobile devices is set for release on Wednesday, two days ahead of the arrival of its latest iPhones.

18 Sep 2014 - 5:47am

King Richard III probably perished at the hands of assailants who hacked away pieces of his scalp and rammed spikes or swords into his brain as the helmetless monarch knelt in the mud.

18 Sep 2014 - 2:21am


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