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EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scots held the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands Thursday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage with England that built an empire but has increasingly b ...more

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SYDNEY (AP) — Police on Thursday said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group. They detained 15 people and raided more than a dozen properties across Sydney, though nine of those brough ...more

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities say they have arrested 43 suspected members of a syndicate that runs a lucrative online cybersex operation catering to clients worldwide.The Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission said gove ...more

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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese court sentenced four policemen on Thursday to up to 17 years in prison for beating a suspect to death, in an unusually harsh punishment for police brutality.The online newspaper VnExpress said the Hanoi People' ...more

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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 amid fears of retribution by the extremists sweeping throug ...more

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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 of two British tourists this week.The bodies of th ...more

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STOCKHOLM (AP) — The father of Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik says he fears his son is becoming even more extreme and dangerous in prison.In his first news conference since the July 22, 2011, attacks that killed 77 people, Jens Bre ...more

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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.Alan Henning's life was threatened in a video released Saturday that showed him in the h ...more

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SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) — Police stepped up patrolling overnight in the resort area of Los Cabos, where looters stripped many stores of goods and tens of thousands faced a fourth day without water or power Thursday in the aftermath of Hurricane ...more

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LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — An official in Nigeria says the death toll in a building collapse at a televangelist's church complex has risen to 80.Ibrahim Farinloye of the Nigerian Emergency Management Agency announced the toll on Thursday as search op ...more