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SYDNEY (AP) — Police said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group by detaining 15 people and raiding more than a dozen properties across Sydney on Thursday.The raids involving 80 ...more

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EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — The fate of the United Kingdom was at stake Thursday as Scotland began voting in a referendum on whether to become an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage that helped build an empire but has increasingly ...more

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STOCKHOLM (AP) — The father of Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik says he grapples with guilt for not being closer to his son when he was growing up.In his first news conference since the July 22, 2011, attacks that killed 77 people, Jen ...more

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BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Syrian government helicopter gunships have attacked a northern town held by Muslim militants, killing at least a dozen people and wounding dozens more.The Local Coordination Committees say a barrel bomb dropped by a h ...more

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BEIRUT (AP) — Nearly three million Syrian children are not attending school due to the war raging in their country, an international charity group said Thursday.The report by the Britain-based Save the Children added that hundreds of thousands o ...more

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URUMQI, China (AP) — A Muslim Uighur scholar accused of separatism sought to show Thursday that his writings and classroom lectures, including rhetoric saying Chinese are dragons and Uighurs are wolves, were not a campaign to split his native Xinjiang ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — More than 30 people had gathered at Beijing's most august Buddhist temple to remember the siblings, children and parents lost exactly six months earlier when a Malaysia Airlines jet disappeared. They found themselves encircled by shoutin ...more

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URUMQI, China (AP) — A Muslim Uighur scholar accused of separatism sought to show Thursday that his writings and classroom lectures, including rhetoric saying Chinese are dragons and Uighurs are wolves, were not a campaign to split his native Xinjiang ...more

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PACCHA, Peru (AP) — This remote hamlet on fertile Andean slopes beside the Apurimac river has been a ghost town for three decades, inhabited only by the buried bodies of villagers slain by security forces who considered them rebel sympathizers.E ...more

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan has agreed to cut purchases of eel fry from neighboring East Asian countries by 20 percent as part of moves to protect the endangered species.The agriculture ministry said the agreement with China, South Korea and Taiwan, reac ...more