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Scotland referendum: Live Report

23:30 GMT - Roundup - In case you are just joining us, counting is now under way at each of Scotland's 32 polling stations, with the first results...

US Congress authorizes Obama plan to train Syria rebels

Congress on Thursday passed US President Barack Obama's plan to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State jihadists, a key plank of...

World population may hit 11 billion by 2100

The world population may grow larger than previously estimated, reaching 11 billion people by century's end, according to a UN‑led analysis...

Pope's skull cap raises over 100,000 euros on eBay

An Italian TV show managed to coax Pope Francis into handing over his white skull cap and has already raised over 100,000 euros in less than 24 hours by...

 

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Obama Syria-rebel aid request tied to bill avoiding shutdown

The U. S. Congress is on track to pass legislation by the end of this week to arm and equip Syrian rebels and also finance the federal government to avoid...

Markets show no panic as voting begins: Scotland reality check

As Scottish voters decide on the future of the U. K.’s 307 year‑old union, financial...

IPhone trade-ins shave new device price amid promo frenzy: Tech

Many of the people rushing to buy an iPhone 6 tomorrow will fund the purchase with a currency...

Sony wants to create Netflix of video games as losses mount

Sony Corp. plans to boost cloud- based gaming by creating a mass‑market streaming service similar to Netflix Inc.’s as the PlayStation maker...