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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

UN rights chief: Migrant deaths may be mass murder
GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N.'s top human rights official says the deaths of up to 500 migrants in an intentional boat-ramming in the Mediterranean Sea last week could be an act of mass murder that must be properly investigated.... 9/19/2014 9:53 AM

France strikes Islamic State group's depot in Iraq
PARIS (AP) -- France announced Friday it had conducted its first airstrike in Iraq and had destroyed a logistics depot held by the Islamic State group.... 9/19/2014 9:46 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

Russian PM: Moscow ready to cooperate with West
MOSCOW (AP) -- Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says Russia is ready to cooperate with the West despite efforts to isolate Moscow with economic sanctions.... 9/19/2014 9:38 AM

Donetsk cleans up from shelling in eastern Ukraine
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- The rebel-held city of Donetsk is holding a city-wide clean-up day after months of shelling in eastern Ukraine, sending prisoners out to help remove the debris.... 9/19/2014 9:35 AM

Car bomb attack kills 8 people in Baghdad
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi authorities say a car bomb blast near a Shiite mosque has killed eight people in Baghdad.... 9/19/2014 9:32 AM

Scots reject independence in historic vote
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.... 9/19/2014 9:32 AM

China fines GSK $492 million for bribery
BEIJING (AP) -- A former executive of drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline and four Chinese co-defendants have been sentenced to prison in a bribery case but may never have to serve that time.... 9/19/2014 9:31 AM

Uganda's president fires top challenger for power
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has fired his prime minister, a former ally who is widely expected to seek the presidency in elections in 2016.... 9/19/2014 9:30 AM

New Zealand's election-day gag: no public politics
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, on Twitter or even in song.... 9/19/2014 9:27 AM


PARIS (AP) -- French president: First French airstrike destroys depot of Islamic State group in Iraq.... 9/19/2014 9:23 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 9:22 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 a forceful voice internationally on the conflict in Ukraine.... 9/19/2014 9:17 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 9:12 AM

Pound, stocks rise as Scotland votes to stay in UK
HONG KONG (AP) -- The British pound jumped and world stocks rose Friday as Scotland voted to stay part of the United Kingdom, avoiding a messy breakup that could have roiled financial markets. Japanese shares surged to their highest since 2007 as the yen extended losses against the dollar.... 9/19/2014 9:08 AM