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Sides in Scottish referendum make final push
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- The two sides in Scotland's independence debate are scrambling to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation.... 9/16/2014 9:25 AM

Drops in food, gas prices push UK inflation down
LONDON (AP) -- Official figures show that inflation in the U.K. eased further below the Bank of England's target in August following falls in food and fuel prices.... 9/16/2014 9:22 AM

2nd conductor resigns from Vienna State Opera
VIENNA (AP) -- The Vienna State Opera has lost its second star conductor in less than two weeks.... 9/16/2014 9:18 AM

Roadside bomb kills 6 policemen in Egypt
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- A powerful explosion killed five Egyptian police conscripts and an officer near the border town of Rafah in the restive Sinai Peninsula early Tuesday, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of a local al-Qaida-inspired group, Egyptian security officials said.... 9/16/2014 9:13 AM

Russian ruble drops to historic low amid sanctions
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's currency dropped to an all-time low against the dollar on Tuesday as investors fret about the fallout of economic sanctions.... 9/16/2014 9:01 AM

Weakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) -- A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the drought-stricken region.... 9/16/2014 9:01 AM

China rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoff
BEIJING (AP) -- One of China's national oil companies has announced its first gas field discovery in the South China Sea, about 150 kilometers south of the country's southernmost island of Hainan.... 9/16/2014 8:57 AM

Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder.... 9/16/2014 8:52 AM

World stocks sag ahead of Fed meeting
TOKYO (AP) -- Global stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as jittery investors played it safe ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting and the referendum on Scotland's independence on Thursday.... 9/16/2014 8:44 AM

Dirty water raising health risk in flooded Kashmir
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- The floodwaters are finally receding in much of Kashmir, but health experts worry a crisis could be looming with countless bloated livestock floating across the waterlogged region and hundreds of thousands of people living in temporary shelters.... 9/16/2014 8:34 AM

World Bank: Palestinian economy to shrink in 2014
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- The World Bank says the Palestinian economy is expected to shrink by 4 percent in 2014 after seven years of largely aid-driven growth.... 9/16/2014 8:29 AM

Economy at heart of confidence vote for French PM
PARIS (AP) -- France's prime minister faces a confidence vote in a parliament increasingly frustrated with unpopular President Francois Hollande's handling of the economy - including dissidents within his Socialist Party.... 9/16/2014 8:25 AM

Turkey mulls 'buffer zone' against Jihadist group
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Turkey's military is working on plans to establish a "buffer zone" against Islamic militants, on the country's borders with Iraq and Syria, Turkish media reports said Tuesday.... 9/16/2014 8:15 AM

Syria aircraft crashes in city held by IS group
BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say that a Syrian military aircraft has crashed in a city that is a main stronghold of the militant Islamic State group.... 9/16/2014 8:14 AM

Scottish mistrust of Conservatives key in campaign
LONDON (AP) -- With Thursday's referendum looming, proponents of Scottish independence are using one of the main weapons in their armory - Scotland's widespread mistrust of the Conservative Party.... 9/16/2014 8:04 AM

Scotland took long road to independence vote
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. A colonnade of classical stone pillars modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, it's grand, inspiring - and unfinished, ever since the money to build it ran out two centuries ago.... 9/16/2014 8:00 AM

Militants attack Pakistani post near Afghan border
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's army says a group of militants have attacked one of its positions from neighboring Afghanistan, sparking a shootout that left 11 insurgents and three soldiers killed.... 9/16/2014 7:44 AM

3 killed, 5 wounded in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- The city council in Donetsk says three people have been killed and five wounded in shelling overnight in the city in eastern Ukraine.... 9/16/2014 7:35 AM

Researchers explore shipwrecks near San Francisco
GULF OF THE FARALLONES NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY (AP) -- Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush.... 9/16/2014 7:11 AM

Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.... 9/16/2014 6:36 AM