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South Africa's murder rate goes up

September 19, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa recorded about 17,000 murders in the year ending in March, reflecting a 5 percent increase over the previous year, police said Friday. more »»

Dempsey lauds French airstrike against militants

September 19, 2014

CAEN, France (AP) — The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff says the U.S. appreciates France's airstrike against Islamic State militants.

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2 French students struck by gunfire on school trip

September 19, 2014

PARIS (AP) — A mentally ill man fired his hunting rifle at a group of students on a class trip Friday, wounding two of them, one seriously, officials said. more »»

Car bomb attacks kill 20 people in Baghdad

September 19, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of car bombings targeting a Shiite mosque and markets in the Iraqi capital killed at least 20 people Friday, officials said, in the second straight day of attacks in... more »»

UK remains united after Scotland referendum

September 19, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — The United Kingdom will stay united. Voters in Scotland resoundingly rejected independence in a historic referendum that shook the country to its cor. more »»

Uganda's president fires prime minister

September 19, 2014

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni fired his prime minister, a former ally who is widely expected to seek the presidency in elections in 2016, a decision that some believe... more »»

Image of Asia: Lighting up the Asian Games

September 19, 2014

In this photo by Dita Alangkara, fireworks explode during the opening ceremony for the Asian Games in Incheon, South Kore. more »»

Iranian youth behind 'Happy' video sentenced

September 19, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and the homemade video's director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes, thei... more »»

Guinea: 8 people killed on Ebola awareness trip

September 19, 2014

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The team of health officials accompanied by journalists came to the village to educate people about how to avoid contracting Ebola. more »»

Cambodian police bust Thais with $7M in fake bills

September 19, 2014

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian police on Friday arrested three Thai men whom they accused of carrying counterfeit U.S. $100 bills with a face value of $7.16 millio. more »»

France strikes Islamic State group's depot in Iraq

September 19, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, French fighter jets struck Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot, Iraqi and French officials said. more »»

Original Marquis de Sade manuscript on display

September 19, 2014

PARIS (AP) — The original scroll upon which the Marquis de Sade penned his famed, often-banned tale of sexual extremism is going on public display. more »»

Bomb kills 2 Lebanese soldiers near Syria border

September 19, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Attackers detonated a roadside bomb against a passing army truck near the Syrian border Friday, killing two soldiers and wounding three in the latest spillover from the civil war... more »»

Scotland votes to remain part of United Kingdom

September 19, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. more »»

World stocks rise as Scotland votes to stay in UK

September 19, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — World stocks rose and the British pound rallied briefly on Friday as Scotland voted to stay part of the United Kingdom, avoiding a messy breakup that could have roiled financial... more »»

UK to make changes after Scotland vote keeps union

September 19, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Voters in Scotland have rejected independence, but leaders of Britain's three largest parties have promised Scots more autonomy than they have won so far. more »»

Uganda's president fires top challenger for power

September 19, 2014

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda fired his prime minister, a former ally who is widely expected to seek the presidency in elections in 2016. more »»

Nigeria: Church obstructed rescue, lives lost

September 19, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Church officials prevented rescuers from extricating victims at the site of a six-story building collapse, leading to a loss of lives, Nigeria's emergency agency said Friday. more »»

Scots reject independence in historic vote

September 19, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. more »»

New Zealand's election-day gag: no public politics

September 19, 2014

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A heated campaign has been running for weeks in New Zealand, but when people go to the polls Saturday, there will be no discussion of the election in the newspapers... more »»

 
 

 

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