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Alex Salmond quits as Scotland's leader

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EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond resigned as first minister and leader of his political party Frid... Full Story

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  • Alex Salmond quits as Scotland's leader
    Alex Salmond quits as Scotland's leader

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond resigned as first minister and leader of his political party Friday, hours after Scots voted to remain in the United Kingdom.

  • France strikes Islamic State group's depot in Iraq
    France strikes Islamic State group's depot in Iraq

    PARIS (AP) — Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, French fighter jets struck Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot, Iraqi and French officials said.

  • Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown
    Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases as the entire West African nation was locked down in their homes in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease.

  • Fierce fighting in Yemeni capital kills 120
    Fierce fighting in Yemeni capital kills 120

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen battled in the streets of the Yemeni capital for a second day Friday in fighting that has killed at least 120 people, driven thousands from their homes and virtually shut down the country's main airport. The battles are raising fears of greatersectarian conflict, unseen for decades in Yemen.

  • Artist says tax case shows China's dark side
    Artist says tax case shows China's dark side

    BEIJING (AP) — China's best-known dissident artist, Ai Weiwei, has accused his country's Communist government of losing its principles and using underhanded ploys to try to silence critics.

  • Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions
    Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians. But terrorism experts on Friday questioned whether the ruthless movement had the capacity or inclination to sustain a terror campign so far from the Middle East.

  • Iranian youth behind 'Happy' video sentenced

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — 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.

  • Britain plans political upheaval after Scot vote
    Britain plans political upheaval after Scot vote

    LONDON (AP) — The saga of Scottish independence is over, but a new journey of political upheaval is only beginning for the United Kingdom.

  • Scotland: Who won? Who lost?
    Scotland: Who won? Who lost?

    LONDON (AP) — Who won and who lost in Scotland's independence referendum?

  • Court again delays Kenya president's trial

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court has again delayed the trial of Kenya's president, after prosecutors said they did not have a strong enough case to convict him because Kenya was not cooperating in turning over potential evidence.

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