Scotland has chosen to stay in the United Kingdom, spurning independence in a historic referendum that had worried allies and investors, results showed on Friday with more than two thirds of the vote declared.Full article
An overwhelming 80.9 percent of people displaced from their homes by natural disasters between 2008 and 2013 lived in Asia, according to a report released Wednesday by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center. Full article
The U.S. military has deployed a range of its land, air, maritime and cyber assets in a nine-day exercise in the Pacific Ocean that is designed to test its combat readiness to deter current and emerging threats that could potentially constrict its operational sea access in the region. Full article
COLOMBO - The Pope has approved Sri Lanka's first saint, an Indian missionary credited with reviving the Catholic Church on the island during persecution by Dutch colonial rulers, the church said Thursday. Full article
DENPASAR, Indonesia - An U.S. woman detained on the Indonesian resort island of Bali in connection with the murder of her mother has retained legal representation for her unborn child, the suspect's legal team said.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who earned global notoriety for smoking crack cocaine in a "drunken stupor" while in office, will undergo chemotherapy to fight a malignant tumor, his doctor said Wednesday. Full article
The campaign for Scotland's independence referendum went down to the wire on the eve of a knife-edge vote on Thursday that will either see Scotland break away from the United Kingdom or gain sweeping new powers. Full article