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Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pactResidents of Donetsk line up in...

Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal.


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2 hrs ago | Midlothian Today

Referendum countdown: Campaigners in final push for votes

Independence would bring either a "golden opportunity" or "separation and risk" rival campaigners will argue with just 48 hours until voters go to the polls to decide Scotland's future. Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will call on Scots to seize the "amazing chance" offered by a Yes vote while Labour leader Ed Miliband will deliver the message that backing No "will be a vote for change".


Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland, Conservatives (UK)

3 hrs ago | KIII

Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS group

Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq. The 30-year-old Kurd, who fled from Iran with his older brother in 1991, says he feels a moral duty to help the Peshmerga, the armed forces of the Kurdistan Regional Government, to fight the "psychopaths" of the Islamic State group.


Related Topix: Prison, Terrorism, World News, United Kingdom

6 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Scotland took long road to independence vote

On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. A colonnade of classical stone pillars modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, it's grand, inspiring -- and unfinished, ever since the money to build it ran out two centuries ago.


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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Hemsworth and South Elmsall Today

Head Lines with Jonny Mitchell: Say 'nae way' to losing our Scotland

Thornhill Community Academy's straight-talking headteacher Jonny Mitchell showed the world what life in the classroom is really like in the award-winning TV documentary series Educating Yorkshire. Perhaps it is because I spent four years in Edinburgh whilst at University that I feel so passionately about what is about to happen in Scotland, a potentially historic decision which could very well change the whole climate in the United Kingdom.


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Kurdish fighter with house destroyed by US air strikes

The U.S. military struck against an ISIS position southwest of Baghdad in what appears to be the closest that U.S. airstrikes have come to the capital of Iraq since the start of the campaign, a senior U.S. military official told CNN. The official also said this was not the beginning of a major offensive, like the effort to defend the Haditha Dam, but rather was a response to Iraqi troops under fire.


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Western Telegraph

Cambridge University was ranked joint second

It reveals that Oxbridge and London continue to dominate, with Imperial College London leaping into joint second place with Cambridge, and Oxford tying with University College London in fifth. Institutions that focus on science and maths-based subjects and research, such as Imperial, are increasingly well-respected as governments see these areas as vital for their nations' future success, it is suggested.


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Oxford Mail

Matisse cut-outs in new Tate record

The artist's great-granddaughter Sophie Matisse with Blue Nude III Spring 1952 by Henri Matisse at the Tate Modern, London A gallery assistant walks The Parakeet and the Mermaid 1952 by Henri Matisse at The Cut-Outs exhibition at the Tate Modern, London A "once in a lifetime" show on Henri Matisse's paper cut-outs has smashed a new record to become the Tate's most popular exhibition. Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs explored the final chapter in the French artist's career, when ill health prevented him from painting.


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A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, NATO

If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security - the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance.


Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), US Military, US Navy

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence

Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families fight over how to vote in Scotland's independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back independence and their elders tending to say they want to remain in the United Kingdom.


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Japan's whale hunt under scrutiny at IWC meeting

Japan's intention to resume whale hunts in the Antarctic - despite a ruling by the top U.N. court - topped the agenda as an international whaling conference opened Monday in Slovenia's Adriatic Sea resort of Portoroz. Whaling for research purposes is exempt from the 1986 international ban on commercial whaling and Japan says it will conduct additional hunts on that basis - which could lead to the killing of hundreds of more whales.


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Tivyside Advertiser

Algeria gas plant dead 'innocent'

BP executive Carlos Estrada was among hostages who were killed at the In Amenas plant during a four-day stand-off Relatives of "wholly innocent" Britons killed during a terrorist siege at an Algerian gas plant have told an inquest into their deaths of their "grief and anger". The six Britons and a UK-based Colombian were among 40 hostages who were killed by al Qaeda-linked Islamists during a four-day stand-off in January 2013 at the In Amenas complex.


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WIBW-TV Topeka

Pro-Russian Rebels Release Captive Ukrainian Troops

But despite the ceasefire, violence continued to flare in the volatile region. As shelling rocked the city throughout the day Sunday, local officials described the situation as "critical."


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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Leigh Journal

Ashya King is to undergo treatment for a brain tumour

Five-year-old Ashya King is set to start a proton therapy treatment plan in the Czech Republic to help him beat brain cancer. His parents Brett and Nagmeh King sparked an international police pursuit after they removed Ashya from Southampton General Hospital without doctors' permission in a bid to take him abroad for the specialist treatment, which is not available on the NHS.


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Brandon Sun

Temperley does sneakers, Vivienne Westwood talks Scotland at London Fashion Week Day 3

London Fashion Week swung into Day 3 Sunday, packed from morning to night with next season's womenswear offerings from dozens of designers. Fashionistas were spoilt for choice, with Temperley, Topshop Unique, Paul Smith and Pringle of Scotland all showing their spring and summer collections.


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KCCI-TV Des Moines

Who is part of the coalition to battle ISIS?

In his speech about ISIS last week, President Barack Obama said, "American military power is unmatched, but this can't be America's fight alone." Allies and partners of the United States, Obama vowed, would provide support to degrade and eventually destroy the militant group that has slaughtered many people in Iraq and Syria and beheaded two American journalists and a British aid worker.


Related Topix: United Kingdom, US Military, US Air Force, Terrorism, Francois Hollande, Iraq

Regina Leader Post

Quebec sovereigntists learn from Scots, reflect on what could have been

Quebecers who've spent decades fighting without success to form their own country are now finding themselves living vicariously through the Scots. As the Scottish referendum nears, the strong push by Scotland's separation movement has been a source of inspiration for Quebec's sovereigntist cause at a time when it finds itself battered and fragmented.

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At a landmark Berlin rally, Merkel vows to fight anti-Semitism

Germany will do all it can to fight anti-Semitism, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a speech on Sunday, following a surge of abuse against Jews and spreading anti-Israeli sentiment aroused by the Gaza conflict. Merkel made her pledge to thousands at a landmark rally protesting a rise in anti-Semitism that authorities and Jewish leaders blame mainly on Muslim extremists and young immigrants, saying anyone who attacks Jews is attacking all of Germany.


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Cybercast News Service

Anti-euro party eyes gains in German state votes

Elections in two German regions are expected to bring further success for an upstart anti-euro group and could bring the country its first state governor from an ex-communist party. The new Alternative for Germany, or AfD, party won its first seats in a state legislature last month.


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Scottish independence could mean messy divorce

If Scots vote yes to separation on Thursday, a clock starts ticking down to March 24, 2016 - the independence day declared by the Scottish government. The British and Scottish administrations have agreed that they will recognize the outcome of the referendum and appoint negotiators to work out the details of separation "in the best interests of the people of Scotland and of the rest of the United Kingdom."


Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)