Scots spurn independence, vote to stay in United Kingdom

 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

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Saudi beheads Pakistani for heroin smuggling

As of 09/19/2014 2:53 AM
Saudi Arabia on Thursday beheaded a Pakistani who attempted to smuggle heroin into the kingdom, the interior ministry said, adding to the more than 50 people executed this year. Full article

Malta turns away 'Ebola ship' with sick Filipino

As of 09/19/2014 2:49 AM
(UPDATED) Malta has turned away a ship travelling from Guinea with a suspected Ebola case on board after it sought medical assistance, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Thursday. Full article

Most displaced by disasters live in Asia

As of 09/19/2014 1:07 AM
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

U.S. military tests readiness in Pacific war games

As of 09/19/2014 12:57 AM
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

Pope approves Sri Lanka's first saint ahead of visit: church

As of 09/18/2014 11:30 PM
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

Unborn baby of US suspect in Bali suitcase murder gets a lawyer

As of 09/18/2014 2:31 PM
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.   Full article

France to receive first Ebola patient

As of 09/18/2014 7:51 AM
France on Wednesday prepared to receive its first Ebola patient, as the World Bank warned the spiralling epidemic is threatening economic catastrophe in west Africa. Full article

NASA spacecraft to begin orbiting Mars within days

As of 09/18/2014 7:51 AM
An unmanned NASA spacecraft launched last year to study the history of climate change on Mars is to begin orbiting the Red Planet on Sunday after a 10-month journey. Full article

Toronto crack mayor to undergo chemotherapy for cancer

As of 09/18/2014 7:43 AM
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

Scotland braces for historic independence vote

As of 09/18/2014 7:41 AM
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