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Scottish independence referendum pits friend against friend

This is no Braveheat patriotism moment, this is about giving Scotland the political power to decide the future of Scotland. 

Australia PM: ISIS Supporters Planned 'Demonstration Killing'

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Australia PM: ISIS Supporters Planned 'Demonstration Killing'
The "counter-terrorism" raids carried out Thursday were ordered over fears ISIS was urging "demonstration killings in Australia, PM Tony Abbott said.

CEOs earn 63 times more than average workers but gap has narrowed

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CEOs earn 63 times more than average workers but gap has narrowed
Average total pay for chief executives in Australias top listed companies has hit $4.84m Continue reading...

Matthew McConaughey won't be in 'Magic Mike XXL'

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Matthew McConaughey won't be in 'Magic Mike XXL'
Danielle HaynesLOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Matthew McConaughey not returning for 'Magic Mike' sequel, but Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello are.

NSW moves to expunge historical convictions for gay sex

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NSW moves to expunge historical convictions for gay sex
Government MP Bruce Notley-Smith introduces private members bill to right wrongs of the past Continue reading...


Stolen Jaguar returned to owner -- 46 years later

An 82-year-old driver got his Jaguar convertible back, 46 years after thieves in New York City drove off with it. Federal investigators recovered the car ... more

Parents don't want more kids to die from deadly condition

When 12-year-old Rory Staunton died, his parents Ciaran and Orlaith had no idea what happened; now they're taking action

An epic search for America's undiscovered artists

Curators traveled to 174 cities in 44 states looking for the country's hidden artists - what they found is now a one-of-a-kind exhibit

Hunt for vintage car believed lost forever gets big break

Car thief drove off with Jaguar XKE convertible in 1968, breaking the heart of its now-82-year-old owner

Suspected cop killer may be hunting his hunters

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31-year-old described as self-trained survivalist with grudge against law enforcement who has talked about committing mass murder
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Andy Murray on Scottish independence vote: 'Let's do this!'

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Andy Murray on Scottish independence vote: 'Let's do this!'
Wimbledon champion tweets apparent endorsement of yes vote in referendum, criticising negativity of the no side Continue reading...

Young 'Nemo' clownfish roam further than thought, study shows

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Young 'Nemo' clownfish roam further than thought, study shows
Australian and British scientists reveal why it was so hard to find Nemo baby clownfish can swim up to 400km to find a homeRead the ... more

BBCs Danger Mouse revival: Alexander Armstrong to replace David Jason

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BBCs Danger Mouse revival: Alexander Armstrong to replace David Jason
Kevin Eldon to take role voiced by Terry Scott as secret agents sidekick Penfold when 1980s favourite returns next yearAlexander Armstrong, presenter of BBC1 quiz ... more

Stonehenge: children revealed to be the metal workers of prehistoric Britain

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Stonehenge: children revealed to be the metal workers of prehistoric Britain
Research suggests children wrecked their eyesight embellishing weapons and jewellery with minute scraps of goldScientists believe that some 4,000 years ago children as young as ... more

End of student cap was 'sprung on universities', ex-special adviser admits

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End of student cap was 'sprung on universities', ex-special adviser admits
Nick Hillman says government plans for a free-for-all ignored issues of university entry standards and how to fund enrolmentThe government's plans for a free-for-all in ... more
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Scotland: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

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In the week ahead of a historic referendum on Scottish independence, campaigners from both sides take to the streets to sway the vote, which could ... more

Nijmegen Journal: A Dutch Town Honors U.S. Soldiers’ Wartime Bravery at Germany’s Edge

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Nijmegen Journal: A Dutch Town Honors U.S. Soldiers’ Wartime Bravery at Germany’s Edge
Nijmegen, the Netherlands, recently completed a showpiece bridge, in memory of a bold daylight crossing of the Waal River by the Americans in World War ... more

London Fashion Captivates Retail Crowd

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Spring 2015 collections feature easy-to-wear looks: hand-embroidery, texture, culottes, tulle, midi hemlines.

Scot Independence Vision Clouded By Economic Questions

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A vote for independence from the U.K. could herald years of uncertainty for the Scottish economy.

EBRD Sees Sharper Economic Contractions in Russia, Ukraine

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The development bank downgraded its outlook for Russia and Ukraine, saying both countries' economic performance would be scarred by the war, while reconstruction in eastern ... more

World Briefing: Thailand: No DNA Matches Found in Tourists’ Killings

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The police said Wednesday that DNA samples from the bodies of two British tourists found bludgeoned on a resort island did not match any collected ... more

World Briefing: Slovenia: Japan Seeks to Resume Whale Hunting

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Japan sought international backing on Wednesday for its plan to resume whale hunting in the Antarctic next year, despite a ruling against it by the ... more

World Briefing: Bangladesh: Islamist Leader’s Death Penalty Dropped

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Bangladesh’s Supreme Court commuted the death sentence of an Islamist political leader on Wednesday who was convicted last year of war crimes during the nation’s ... more

Multinational Companies Court Lower-Income Consumers

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Multinational Companies Court Lower-Income Consumers
Companies once had little interest in lower-end consumers, but some now recognize the potential of that vast market.

Letter From India: Mumbai Rail System Pits Cool vs. the Crowds

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How might the government air-condition a train? First, shut the doors of the train.

Rob Ford’s Tumor Is Called Unusual

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The Toronto mayor will soon undergo chemotherapy for treatment of two unusual, malignant tumors, a physician said.

World Briefing: Venezuela: Move to Revoke Actress’s Citizenship

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The government said Wednesday that it would seek to revoke the citizenship of the actress Maria Conchita Alonso, left, a fervent critic of its socialist-inspired ... more

World Briefing: Mexico: Tourists Being Airlifted After Hurricane Odile

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Military and police planes began airlifting tourists from the resort town of Los Cabos on Tuesday as residents began to tally the wreckage left by ... more

Potosi Journal: For Miners, Increasing Risk on a Mountain at the Heart of Bolivia’s Identity

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Potosi Journal: For Miners, Increasing Risk on a Mountain at the Heart of Bolivia’s Identity
A silver-rich mountain — seen by many Bolivians as a potent national symbol — is caving in after centuries of mining, but many of the ... more

Challenger Upends Brazilian Race for Presidency

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Challenger Upends Brazilian Race for Presidency
Marina Silva, a former cabinet minister, has gained attention in her race against Dilma Rousseff, in part by repudiating the power structure she helped assemble.

Obama Promises Again Not to Send Ground Troops to Fight Militants

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Obama Promises Again Not to Send Ground Troops to Fight Militants
White House sought to dispel growing confusion over exactly what role American soldiers are going to play on the battlefield in the unfolding operation.

News Analysis: A Host of Possible Objections to Expanded Airstrikes

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Airstrikes on Iraq were a fairly easy sell, but airstrikes on the group in Syria present a dilemma: how to support such military action while ... more

Unrest by Palestinians Surges in a Jerusalem Neighborhood

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Unrest by Palestinians Surges in a Jerusalem Neighborhood
The authorities and activists alike cite the strongest and most sustained uprising by the city’s Palestinian residents in a decade.

World Briefing: Nigeria: Gunmen Strike College, Killing at Least 15

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Gunmen stormed a college in northern Nigeria on Wednesday, firing on fleeing students and setting off an explosion in an attack that killed at least ... more

Obama’s Handling of Terrorism Faulted by More Americans

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With Americans’ fears about a terrorist attack on the rise, a New York Times/CBS News poll finds the public is questioning President Obama’s strategy for ... more

Sullivan ad calls out Begich snowmachine riding

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An X Games snowmachine rider calls out Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich's riding skills in a new campaign ad from Republican ... more

South Korea proposes 513% tariff on foreign rice

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South Korea proposes 513% tariff on foreign rice
Seoul (AFP) - After announcing it would scrap rice import caps from next year, the South Korean government proposed on Thursday an initial 513-percent tariff ... more

Ex-VA doctor: Report on Phoenix facility tries to "minimize" scandal

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A doctor who first exposed problems at the VA facility in Phoenix says an internal investigation was a "whitewash"

Joe Biden recalls meeting "the wisest man in the Orient"

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Vice President Joe Biden used a politically incorrect term to refer to Asia during a speech on Wednesday.

Iran slams US as 'obsessed' with sanctions as talks resume

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Iran slams US as 'obsessed' with sanctions as talks resume
New York (AFP) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday accused Washington of being "obsessed" with sanctions as a new round of high-stakes ... more