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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. 

Major ISIS beheading plot thwarted in Australia

Officials say militants there planned to pick random person to publicly execute in Sydney

Hannah Witheridge relatives arrive in Thailand

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Hannah Witheridge relatives arrive in Thailand
Police say DNA found on British woman's body does not match any of their suspects in double murder Continue reading...

Pro-ISIS Plot for Random Street Beheading Foiled?

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Pro-ISIS Plot for Random Street Beheading Foiled?
Australian Federal Police said 15 people were arrested in relation to “serious terrorism-related offenses” early Thursday.

U.N.’s Flight Marks New Era on Israel-Syria Front

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U.N.’s Flight Marks New Era on Israel-Syria Front
As Syria continues to disintegrate, the odds of Israel giving up the Golan — never a popular prospect among Israelis — appear to be dimming by the day
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European Markets Range-Bound

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European shares tentatively tracked gains on Wall Street on Thursday, but all eyes rested on the Scottish referendum, keeping moves in both currency and stock ... more

Russian Social Network VKontakte Names CEO

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Russia's biggest social network VKontakte has appointed Boris Dobrodeyev as chief executive as it seeks a fresh start following months of internal squabbling.

EasyJet to Expand Fleet, Increase Dividend

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EasyJet said it would increase its dividend payout more than 20% and buy additional Airbus Group jets, reflecting continued strength at Europe's budget airlines.

Toshiba Restructures PC Business

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Toshiba said it would accelerate the restructuring of its PC business to focus on the business-to-business field and would withdraw from certain consumer markets.

Warrant: S.C. dad feared 5 slain kids would kill him

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Unredacted arrest warrant reveals new details about father who authorities say killed his five children
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Gold hits eight-month low after Fed hints at faster rate rises - business live

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Gold hits eight-month low after Fed hints at faster rate rises - business live
Rolling business and financial news, as global investors digest the Federal Reserves latest policy statement, and the Scottish independence pollIntroduction: Markets digest the FedGold hits ... more

Scotlands yes campaigners are voting to leave the Titanic

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Scotlands yes campaigners are voting to leave the Titanic
The British state is an imperial behemoth that can only look on in panic as Scots scramble for the lifeboats Live blog: Thursdays developments on ... more

Scottish independence: referendum polling day - live

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Scottish independence: referendum polling day - live
Rolling coverage throughout the day as Scotland votes to decide whether to stay part of the United KingdomAndy Murray: Lets do this!Are the Scots independent ... more

Jean-Pierre Laffonts best shot: Jimmy Carters neighbours in their one-room home in Plains, Georgia

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Jean-Pierre Laffonts best shot: Jimmy Carters neighbours in their one-room home in Plains, Georgia
They were extremely poor with almost no income. The house had no running water but they did have a chicken that lived under itWhen Jimmy ... more

Indigenous peoples - in pictures

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Indigenous peoples - in pictures
Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples rights, has held its first photographic competition to mark its 45th anniversary.The photographs give an insight into ... more
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Scottish Independence Vote Under Way

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Voters in Scotland began casting their ballots in a historic referendum on whether to go it alone as an independent country or remain part of ... more

Scotland Residents Head to the Polls for Independence Vote

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About 4.3 million registered voters in Scotland will decide today whether to remain part of the United Kingdom or to become an independent nation.

Sicilian Town on Migrants’ Route Cares for the Living and the Dead

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Italy has staggered its way through a skyrocketing migration crisis in the Mediterranean that has seen roughly 120,000 migrants rescued by Italian ships this year, ... more

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

Xi and Modi Talk Trade as Dispute Simmers

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Xi and Modi Talk Trade as Dispute Simmers
Indian troops faced off against Chinese soldiers who began building a road in an area that India regards as its territory, while leaders from the ... more

Sony Shares Slump

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Sony Shares Slump
Sony's share price fell nearly 10% in Tokyo after the company's announcement the day before that it would post a loss of more than $2 ... more

A Mole Inside Assad's Embassy Aided Syrian Rebels

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A Mole Inside Assad's Embassy Aided Syrian Rebels
A Syrian diplomat in Washington grew sympathetic to foes of the Assad regime and used his office to issue passports for anti-Assad rebels.

Fed Plots Cautious Course on Rate Hikes

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Fed Plots Cautious Course on Rate Hikes
The Federal Reserve took two steps toward winding down the historic easy-money policies that have defined its response to the financial crisis but stopped short ... more

Alibaba IPO Gives Insiders Rare Chance to Sell Early

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Alibaba IPO Gives Insiders Rare Chance to Sell Early
A swath of early investors in Alibaba will be able to sell more than $8 billion of shares on the day the Chinese e-commerce company ... more

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

Murdo Macleod: the SNP years - in pictures

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Murdo Macleod: the SNP years - in pictures
Guardian photographer Murdo Macleod has documented the rise of the SNP; as Scotland votes in the independence referendum, he takes us through his favourite pictures ... more

The 11 best moments of the Scottish independence referendum campaign

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The 11 best moments of the Scottish independence referendum campaign
From failing flags to the Imperial Death March: Scottish independence referendum, these have been your best bitsIt all kicked off with the fiery exchanges between ... more

Border Patrol to begin testing body cameras

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The U.S. Border Patrol purchased body cameras and will begin testing them this year at its training academy, two people briefed on the move said ... more
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Under-fire Hollande faces press grilling

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Under-fire Hollande faces press grilling
Paris (AFP) - French President Francois Hollande holds a rare and hotly awaited news conference later Thursday as the embattled and deeply unpopular leader seeks ... more

Border standoff casts shadow on China Xi's visit to India

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian and Chinese soldiers faced off on a Himalayan plateau on Thursday, dampening the bonhomie around a rare visit by China's ... more