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Floods shut down Philippine capital, 3 killed

September 19, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Torrential monsoon rains worsened by a tropical storm flooded large swathes of the Philippine capital and nearby provinces Friday, leaving at least three people dead an... more »»

China fines GlaxoSmithKline $492M for bribery

September 19, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million on Friday for bribing doctors in China in the biggest such penalty ever imposed by a Chinese court. more »»

Investors breathe sigh of relief at Scottish vote

September 19, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Scotland's decision to reject independence from the United Kingdom shored up British stocks on Friday but worries over future constitutional changes kept a lid on the relief rally. 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 »»

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 »»

North Korea struts in style on world sports stage

September 19, 2014

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is making a statement on the international sports stage — a fashion statement. 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 »»

Airlines halt flights to Yemen amid fighting

September 19, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Foreign airlines halted flights to the main international airport in the Sanaa because of heavy fighting between Shiite rebels and Sunni militias in the Yemeni capital, the... more »»

Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

September 19, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation requested by President Barack Obama authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East is headed fo... more »»

Militants threaten ancient sites in Iraq, Syria

September 19, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — For more than 5,000 years, numerous civilizations have left their mark on upper Mesopotamia — from Assyrians and Akkadians to Babylonians and Romans. more »»

AP Photos: Scenes from Iraq's Mosul then and now

September 19, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, is locked under the rule of extremists from the Islamic State group trying to purge it of everything they see as contradicting their stark vision o... more »»

Alibaba mega IPO caps founder Jack Ma success tale

September 19, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — When Jack Ma founded Alibaba 15 years ago he insisted the e-commerce venture should see itself as competing against Silicon Valley, not other Chinese companie. more »»

UK leader pledges to honor promises to Scotland

September 19, 2014

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to live up to commitments to Scotland made ahead of the independence vote, including plans for new powers on tax, spending and... more »»

Roadside bombs kills 5 UN peacekeepers in Mali

September 19, 2014

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A roadside bomb in northern Mali killed five U.N. peacekeepers and wounded several others on Thursday, a spokesman said of the latest in a string of deadly attacks on the force. more »»

Alibaba poised to surge on the NYSE

September 19, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba will say "open sesame" to the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, as its shares begin trading in a highly anticipated debut that could raise u... more »»

Minority scholar denies separatism at China trial

September 19, 2014

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

Mexico rights body probes deadly army-gang faceoff

September 19, 2014

ARCELIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's Civil Rights Commission says it is investigating the circumstances of a June confrontation between the army and a suspected drug gang that left 22 people dead. more »»

High turnout seen in Scotland's independence vote

September 19, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment — and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath — after voters... more »»

 
 

 

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