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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — World stock markets were mostly higher Thursday as Scotland voted in an independence referendum that could shake U.K. markets. Sentiment was underpinned by the Federal Reserve's signal it is not rushing to raise interest rates ...more

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By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, Sept 18 (Reuters) - A U.N. summit on climate change next week will test rich nations' willingness to fill a near-empty fund to help the poor, but pledges are likely to be far short of developi ...more

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The former chairman of China Guangfa Bank Co Ltd, part-owned by Citigroup Inc., is being investigated on suspicion of taking bribes, prosecutors said on Thursday, the latest official caught up in a widening corruption crackdown.

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JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police say officers fatally shot a man armed with a rifle in Jennings after he opened fire on them.Police spokesman Brian Schellman told KSDK-TV (http://on.ksdk.com/1uVIwTk ) the officers were responding Wed ...more

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have seized 16 Kurdish villages in northern Syria in a major advance towards the city of Ayn al-Arab at the border with Turkey, a Kurdish military official and a group that tracks the civil war said on Thursday ...more

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SUVA, Fiji (AP) — International observers endorsed the landmark Fiji election as credible on Thursday, although most smaller political parties said they would not accept what appeared to be a decisive win for the South Pacific country's military ruler. ...more

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By Julian Linden INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - Asia's top Olympic official is unsure why Saudi Arabia excluded women from their team for the Asian Games and says he thought the Islamic kingdom had "broken the ice" when they picked female co ...more

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CAMP ZIOUANI, Golan Heights (AP) — For four decades, a multinational United Nations mission has quietly monitored the sleepy Golan Heights — providing a symbol of stability between bitter enemies as it enforced a truce between Israel and Syria.B ...more

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least one unmanned surveillance aircraft has been seen over Islamic State-controlled areas of the Syrian province of Aleppo, where the radical group has evacuated most of its bases, a group which tracks the war in Syria reported o ...more

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Not every Iowa Democrat is cheering for Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president. Some have a gnawing desire for someone else.Whether that yearning stems from real political differences with Clinton or simply interest ...more