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France strikes Islamic State group's depot in Iraq
PARIS (AP) -- Iraq's military spokesman says four French airstrikes killed dozens of fighters from the Islamic State group in a contested area of northern Iraq.... 9/19/2014 10:50 AM

Scotland: Who won? Who lost?
LONDON (AP) -- Who won and who lost in Scotland's independence referendum?... 9/19/2014 10:47 AM

Poland picks new foreign minister in reshuffle
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's prime minister-designate on Friday named a new foreign minister to replace Radek Sikorski, who has been vocal internationally on the conflict in Ukraine.... 9/19/2014 10:46 AM

Dempsey lauds French airstrike against militants
CAEN, France (AP) -- The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, says the U.S. appreciates France's airstrike against Islamic State militants.... 9/19/2014 10:37 AM

Investors breathe sigh of relief at Scottish vote
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.... 9/19/2014 10:36 AM

UN rights chief: Migrant deaths may be mass murder
GENEVA (AP) -- The deaths of up to 500 migrants and refugees in an intentional boat-ramming in the Mediterranean Sea last week could be an act of mass murder, the U.N. rights chief said Friday, calling for nations to properly investigate the incident.... 9/19/2014 10:34 AM

China fines GlaxoSmithKline $492M for bribery
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.... 9/19/2014 10:33 AM

Car bomb attacks kill 17 people in Baghdad
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A series of car bombings targeting a Shiite mosque and markets in the Iraqi capital killed at least 17 people Friday, officials said, in the second straight day of attacks in Baghdad blamed on Islamic miltiants who have seized large parts of the country.... 9/19/2014 10:28 AM

3 French students hit by gunfire on school trip
PARIS (AP) -- Three French teens on a school trip to a town renowned for its basilica have been wounded by gunfire, with one of them seriously injured.... 9/19/2014 10:24 AM

UK to make changes after Scotland vote keeps union
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. Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday he also wants to give England, Wales and Northern Ireland greater independence from central government. Here's a look at how things might change.... 9/19/2014 10:19 AM

Morocco expands laws against jihad seekers
RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- Morocco's government has presented a new law criminalizing training with extremists with the intent to commit terrorist acts.... 9/19/2014 10:19 AM

Police: American suspect confesses in Bali killing
BALI, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian police say an American man has confessed that he killed his girlfriend's mother in a Bali hotel, and the girlfriend has acknowledged helping him stuff the body into a suitcase.... 9/19/2014 10:17 AM

Rocket kills 2 Lebanese soldiers near Syria border
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanese security officials say attackers fired a rocket at an army patrol near the Syrian border, killing two soldiers and wounding three.... 9/19/2014 10:15 AM

Uganda's president fires top challenger for power
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.... 9/19/2014 10:14 AM

Guinea: 8 people killed on Ebola awareness trip
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- Guinea's government says eight people who were abducted by angry residents while on an Ebola awareness campaign have been found dead.... 9/19/2014 10:08 AM

Floods shut down Philippine capital
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Torrential rains from a Tropical Storm Fung-Wong flooded large swathes of the Philippine capital and outlying provinces Friday, leaving three dead and displacing tens of thousands, just days after the region had been drenched by a typhoon.... 9/19/2014 10:08 AM

Nigeria: Church obstructed rescue, lives lost
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.... 9/19/2014 10:04 AM

1st US anti-Ebola military aid arrives in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy in Liberia says the first shipment of increased American military aid to help fight the Ebola epidemic has landed in the West African country.... 9/19/2014 9:59 AM

Spain's Catalonia to take step for secession vote
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- A day after Scotland rejected breaking away from Britain, the regional parliament in Spain's Catalonia was expected Friday to grant its leader the power to call a secession referendum that the central government in Madrid says would be illegal.... 9/19/2014 9:57 AM

Indian state TV sacks anchor over China blunder
NEW DELHI (AP) -- A news anchor for India's state TV channel has been fired after she referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as "Eleven" Jingping - apparently mistaking his name for a Roman numeral, a top official at the station said Friday.... 9/19/2014 9:45 AM