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Scots decide future amid excitement, apprehension

September 18, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — For some, it's a day they have dreamed of for decades. more »»

Mexico boosts Los Cabos security after looting

September 18, 2014

LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) — Federal police on Thursday vowed to crack down on lawlessness and restore order in the hurricane-stricken resort area of Los Cabos after looting emptied store shelves and... more »»

NATO to fast-track rapid-reaction force

September 18, 2014

SZCZECIN, Poland (AP) — NATO's new rapid-reaction "spearhead" force, meant as a deterrent to Russian aggression, should be up and running with initial capabilities in less than a year, a top... more »»

Arrests in Chile bomb attack focus on anarchists

September 18, 2014

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean police arrested three suspects on Thursday in the country's worst bomb attack in more than two decades. more »»

France to provide air support in Iraq

September 18, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France has agreed to provide air support requested by Iraq to bolster its fight against the Islamic State group fighters who've captured swathes of the country, French President... more »»

Pakistan rescues thousands as floods hit south

September 18, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's disaster management agency said Thursday it had evacuated thousands of people stranded in parts of the country's south after it was hit by floods, as the military... more »»

IS group seizes 21 villages in northern Syria

September 18, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State fighters backed by tanks have captured 21 Kurdish villages over the past 24 hours in northern Syria near the Turkish border, prompting civilians to flee their homes... more »»

Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

September 18, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Shoppers crowded streets and markets in Sierra Leone's capital on Thursday stocking up for a three-day shutdown that authorities will hope will slow the spread of th... more »»

Kerry, Afghan candidate discuss vote impasse

September 18, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. more »»

Cardinals debate marriage before crucial meeting

September 18, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Five high-ranking cardinals have taken one of Pope Francis' favorite theologians to task over an issue dear to the pope's heart and key to the Vatican's upcoming two-year stud... more »»

Nigeria: Death toll in building collapse up to 80

September 18, 2014

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The death toll in a building collapse at a televangelist's church complex in Nigeria has risen to 80, an official said Thursday. more »»

Series of attacks kills at least 15 in Iraq

September 18, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks, including several bombings in commercial areas of Baghdad, killed at least 15 people in Iraq on Thursday, officials said. more »»

WHO: 700 more Ebola cases emerge in only 1 week

September 18, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says more than 700 more Ebola cases emerged in West Africa in one week, a statistic that shows the outbreak is accelerating. more »»

APNewsBreak: NKorea unresponsive to US envoy offer

September 18, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea is not accepting American offers to send a high-level envoy to seek the release of three detained Americans, a senior U.S. official said Wednesda. more »»

India, China vow cooperation as troops face off

September 18, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian and Chinese troops faced off along their Himalayan border on Thursday as the countries' leaders held a rare meeting in New Delhi, promising to boost economic cooperation... more »»

IS group seizes 16 villages in northern Syria

September 18, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State fighters backed by tanks have captured 16 Kurdish villages over the past 24 hours in northern Syria near the Turkish border, prompting civilians to flee their homes... more »»

Thai military ruler apologizes for bikini comment

September 18, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military ruler apologized Thursday for suggesting that foreigners visiting the country's world-famous beaches might be unsafe wearing bikinis in the wake of the killing... more »»

Ukraine reports sporadic violations of cease-fire

September 18, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — The city council in Donetsk says no deaths were reported in fighting overnight, one of the quietest nights recently in eastern Ukraine.

However, Col. more »»

British Muslims plead for hostage under threat

September 18, 2014

LONDON (AP) — British Muslim leaders made a plea Thursday for the safety of a British hostage threatened with beheading by Islamic State extremists in Syria. more »»

A guide to Scotland as it votes on independence

September 18, 2014

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The people of Scotland are deciding Thursday whether to end a partnership with the rest of the United Kingdom that has lasted more than 300 years. more »»

 
 

 

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