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Published 1 hour ago
Scottish vote on independence arrives
EDINBURGH — Whatever the result of today’s referendum on Scottish independence, the United Kingdom will never be quite the same again.

Published 4 hours ago
Iran rules out cooperating with U.S. in Iraq
NEW YORK — Iran’s foreign minister is ruling out cooperating with the United States in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants and warning that the terrorist group poses a much broader global threat that needs new thinking to eradicate.

Published 5 hours ago
American tries to swim to N. Korea
TOKYO — An American national was arrested after being caught trying to swim across a river from South Korea into North Korea, apparently because he wanted to meet Kim Jong Un, officials in Seoul said today.

Updated 5 hours ago
15 detained in Australian raids
SYDNEY — Australian police detained 15 people Thursday in a major counterterrorism operation, saying intelligence indicated a random, violent attack was being planned on Australian soil.

Published 8 hours ago
House approves request to arm Syrian rebels
WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the U.S. military authority to train and arm Syrian rebels today as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces “do not and will not have a combat mission” in the struggle against Islamic state militants.

Published 8 hours ago
Brazil election may change diplomatic direction
SAO PAULO — More than a decade of Workers Party rule has seen Brazil prioritize ties with its leftist regional neighbors, from helping muscle socialist Venezuela into the Mercosur trade bloc to financing a billion-dollar transformation of an industrial port in Cuba.

Published 13 hours ago
Site of WWII gas chambers found in Poland
WARSAW, Poland — Polish and Israeli Holocaust researchers say they have discovered the exact location of the building that housed gas chambers at Sobibor, one of the death camps operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland.

Published 13 hours ago
Medical experts examine Chopin's heart
WARSAW, Poland — The preserved heart of composer Frederic Chopin contains signs of tuberculosis and possibly some other lung disease, medical experts said today.

Updated 17 hours ago
Sony forecasts loss of $2.1 billion
TOKYO  — Sony expects its annual loss to swell to $2 billion and has canceled dividends for the first time in more than half a century after writing down the value of its troubled smartphone business.

Published 18 hours ago
Pope OKs canonization for Sri Lanka's 1st saint
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has signed off on Sri Lanka’s first saint, bending Vatican rules to bypass confirmation of a miracle.