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Polls open in historic Scottish independence vote
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- Polls have opened across Scotland in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England and becomes an independent state....

A guide to Scotland as independence vote nears
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- The people of Scotland will decide on Thursday whether to end a partnership with the rest of the United Kingdom that has lasted more than 300 years. Here is a guide to Scotland as the historic vote nears....

Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge
LONDON (AP) -- Breaking up is hard to do, especially after 307 years. The entire United Kingdom will find out just how hard if Scotland chooses independence in Thursday's vote....

UN's flight marks new era on Israel-Syria front
CAMP ZIOUANI, Golan Heights (AP) -- For four decades, a multinational United Nations mission has quietly monitored the sleepy Golan Heights - providing a symbol of stability between bitter enemies as it enforced a truce between Israel and Syria....

Doctor: Ford to undergo 40 days of chemotherapy
TORONTO (AP) -- Doctors say Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will undergo 40 days of chemotherapy to treat a rare and difficult-to-beat cancer that forced him to drop his bid for re-election....

AP Interview: Iraq premier nixes US ground troops
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the "puzzling" exclusion of neighboring Iran from the coalition being assembled to fight the Islamic State group....

Desperate Gazans flee to Europe in risky sea trips
ABASSAN, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The university student was desperate to flee Gaza after suffering through years of border closures and three wars....

Iran rules out cooperating with US in Iraq
NEW YORK (AP) -- Iran's foreign minister on Wednesday ruled out cooperating with the United States in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants and warned that the terrorist group poses a much broader global threat that needs new thinking to eradicate....

Australian leader warns of planned random attack
SYDNEY (AP) -- Counterterrorism raids in Sydney on Thursday were sparked by security intelligence that the Islamic State movement was planning a random, violent attack in Australia as a demonstration of its reach, the prime minister said....

Muted expectations for Obama, Rouhani meeting
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One year ago, President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came close to ending the decades-long freeze on face-to-face meetings between their countries' leaders....

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