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    Scotland’s ‘no’ sets up battle in other European regions

    European leaders worried about other would-be breakaway regions were able to breathe again Friday after Scottish voters’ resounding rejection of independence, but in the still-intact British Isles, the reaction was mixed – for many, relief at the outcome, for others, anger and dismay...

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    Buffer zone agreed on in Ukrainian peace talks

    Participants in Ukrainian peace talks agreed early Saturday to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants and withdraw foreign fighters and heavy weapons from the area of conflict in eastern Ukraine.

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    Terrorism thwarts China’s push to draw tourists to country’s west

    A Shanghai development group opened a gleaming hotel earlier this year in Kashgar, the ancient Silk Road oasis that is the westernmost city in China. With 15 private dining rooms, a beauty salon, gym and swimming pool, the Yue Xing Jin Jiang International Hotel became Kashgar’s first five...

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    Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

    Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages.

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    Apple fan frenzy as iPhone 6 hits store shelves

    Christmas came in September this year for Apple devotees, as scores of people across the country turned out early at the company’s stores on Friday to get their hands on new, supersized iPhones.

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    Scotland ‘No’ fails to stop Catalan secession push

    Scotland’s decision to remain within the United Kingdom has cost separatists across Europe political momentum. But the parliament in Spain’s Catalonia region on Friday will likely grant its leader the power to call a secession referendum denounced as illegal by the central government...

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    Iranian youth behind ‘Happy’ video sentenced

    Six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” and the homemade video’s director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes, their lawyer said Friday.

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    Mexico rights body probes deadly army-gang faceoff

    Mexico’s Civil Rights Commission says it is investigating the circumstances of a June confrontation between the army and a suspected drug gang that left 22 people dead.

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    Hunt for missing Malaysia plane to resume

    Crews will resume the underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at the end of the month, and will begin the search in an area farther south than initially planned, a senior search official said Friday.

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    Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

    In a desperate bid to slow West Africa’s accelerating Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone ordered its 6 million people confined to their homes for three days starting Friday while volunteers conduct a house-to-house search for victims in hiding.

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