Doctor: Ford to undergo 40 days of chemotherapy
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will undergo 40 days of chemotherapy to treat a rare and difficult-to-beat cancer that forced him to do what months of scandals over drug and alcohol abuse could not — drop his bid for re-election.
Scots decide whether to declare independence
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scots held the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands Thursday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage with England that built an empire but has increasingly been felt by many Scots as stifling and one-side.
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.
Australian police: Raids thwarted beheading plot
SYDNEY (AP) — Police on Thursday said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group. They detained 15 people and raided more than a dozen properties across Sydney, though nine of those brought in were freed before the day was over.
APNewsBreak: NKorea unresponsive to US envoy offer
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea is not accepting American offers to send a high-level envoy to seek the release of three detained Americans, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday.
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.
Even seemingly benign causes draw China crackdown
BEIJING (AP) — More than 30 people had gathered at Beijing's most august Buddhist temple to remember the siblings, children and parents lost exactly six months earlier when a Malaysia Airlines jet disappeared. They found themselves encircled by shouting police blocking them from speaking to reportes or entering the temple as a group.
UK nurse who survived Ebola to help US patient
LONDON (AP) — A British nurse who survived Ebola has traveled to the United States to donate blood to an American still battling the disease, an experimental measure some scientists think can help patients fight off the virus.
Attacks kill 12, wound several in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say attacks have killed 12 people in and around the capital, Baghdad.
Police step up security in Los Cabos after Odile
SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) — Police stepped up patrolling overnight in the resort area of Los Cabos, where looters stripped many stores of goods and tens of thousands faced a fourth day without water or power Thursday in the aftermath of Hurricane Odile.
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