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Scotland's voters go to the polls
2014-09-18 00:48:32
Scotland's voters head to the polls Thursday to cast their ballots in the country's landmark independence referendum.

Scotland's vote: What you need to know
2014-09-17 18:52:47
On September 18, Scots go to the polls to vote on the future of their country.

New ISIS video plays like movie trailer
2014-09-17 18:50:32
Slow-motion explosions, flames engulfing American troops, cameos from Presidents Bush and Obama: This is "Flames of War," a slick and ominous new video from the ISIS media center.

American detained on river near North Korea
2014-09-17 18:40:44
South Korean marines detained an American man on the bank of the Han River late Tuesday, a South Korean Defense Ministry official told CNN.

Police: 2 Britons under watch in killings in Thailand
2014-09-17 18:40:25
Two Britons are under watch in Thailand in connection with the killings on a popular resort island of two of their fellow countrymen -- one a woman who'd been beaten and whose body showed shown signs of sexual activity; the other a man who was beaten and who drowned -- authorities said Wednesday.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has aggressive cancer
2014-09-17 18:19:32
Dr. Zane Cohen said the Toronto mayor has a malignant liposarcoma, and a second biopsy on his tumor shows it is aggressive. Chemotherapy is to begin within days.

Inside London Fashion Week
2014-09-17 14:16:14
The most quirky, compelling and quizzical pieces from the Spring/Summer 2015 collections.

Odile slams Mexican resorts
2014-09-17 13:52:33
The once-powerful Hurricane Odile weakened to a tropical storm as it worked its way across the Baja California peninsula early Tuesday.

China blacks out CNN's report on crackdown
2014-09-17 11:30:55
The Chinese government blacked out CNN's signal during a report on a crackdown on Christians in Eastern China.

70 die in church collapse
2014-09-17 11:11:00
The death toll in last week's collapse of a guesthouse at a church run by a famous Nigerian preacher has risen to at least 70, a rescue agency official said Wednesday.

Man charged in 300,000 Nazi murders
2014-09-17 10:23:52
German prosecutors have charged a 93-year-old man with accessory to murder in at least 300,000 cases while working for the Nazis at the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Rocket attack kills 10 amid shaky ceasefire in Ukraine, military says
2014-09-17 10:23:10
A rocket attack by pro-Russia rebels killed 10 civilians and injured 12 others in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, the Ukrainian military said. It was the latest report of violence amid a shaky ceasefire in the region.

U.S. helps Kurds push back ISIS
2014-09-17 10:22:38
ISIS plants hidden bombs and snipers as militants try to thwart the Kurds' advance in Iraq's Kurdish region. CNN witnesses the fighting as U.S. airstrikes hit ISIS positions.

ISIS bans math, social studies
2014-09-17 07:53:49
In swaths of Syria now controlled by ISIS, children can no longer study math or social studies. Sports are out of the question -- as are lessons about elections and democracy.

U.S. troops joining Ebola fight
2014-09-17 07:41:51
President Obama will turn his attention to Ebola on Tuesday, announcing new U.S. steps to combat the growing epidemic in West Africa.

Sidewalk explodes in fiery blast
2014-09-17 07:19:34
A van driver in London narrowly missed being injured by a explosion.

'Fixer' describes Sotloff's kidnapping
2014-09-17 07:03:04
A man abducted alongside killed U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff tells CNN how they were kidnapped and says no one from the U.S. government has tried to talk with him since his release.

Yes, ISIS has a magazine
2014-09-17 06:54:51
ISIS has used videos of its shocking beheadings of Western hostages to seize the world's attention, threatening the United States and its allies.

Richard III's bones reveal fatal blows
2014-09-17 06:51:13
Richard III was the last English king to lose his life on the battlefield. Scientists who have been testing his remains -- found under a parking lot in the English city of Leicester -- now believe they know how he died.

Look at me! 22 selfies of the week
2014-09-17 05:39:22

Scotland vote: For the Queen, it's personal
2014-09-17 04:40:10
Let's not pretend Queen Elizabeth doesn't have opinions. She's human and must have strong views on the potential break-up of the United Kingdom, which she represents. What matters is whether she expresses those views in public, which would compromise her constitutional role to remain impartial, and could undermine the position of the monarchy. The Queen has managed to "stay above politics" for more than 60 years -- and with Scotland voting on independence Thursday she's not about to upset things now.

The double agent inside al Qaeda
2014-09-17 01:13:23
For half a decade, Morten Storm moved between two worlds. Now, the radical Islamist turned double agent is lifting the lid on some of the world's best-kept secrets.

'Historic moment' as EU deal brings Ukraine closer to West
2014-09-16 16:05:42
Ukraine and the European Union ratified a political and economic agreement Tuesday, in a step leaders hailed as a "historic moment."

500 migrants die when human smugglers rammed boat
2014-09-16 15:09:08
Witnesses say as many as 500 migrants died in the Mediterranean Sea when their boat was intentionally sunk by people traffickers, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday.

Will UK stand for yet another war in Iraq?
2014-09-16 10:55:19
The murder of David Haines puts the United Kingdom and in particular Prime Minister David Cameron front and center in the evolving battle against ISIS.

2 Americans killed by Taliban
2014-09-16 10:25:56
Three members of NATO's International Security Assistance Force were killed in an attack in Kabul on Tuesday, the coalition said.

Impact of ISIS attacks on journalists
2014-09-16 10:20:57
CNN's Arwa Damon offers a war correspondent's perspective on terror group ISIS attacking journalists.

The coolest posters in history
2014-09-16 10:08:30
1914 was a good year for poster design.

Tech geeks revamp education
2014-09-16 09:30:16
Fresh faced and full of energy, five recent graduates sit around the conference room table. They all hail from a different African country, and they all have big dreams about revamping education in their continent for a digital era.

Video shows cops attack Christians
2014-09-16 07:24:07
Church leaders in eastern China say that they are facing the worst persecution in decades. CNN's David McKenzie explains.

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US Should Raise Human Rights Issues with Ukrainian Leadership: Human Rights Watch
2014-09-18 01:27:00
The Human Rights Watch called on the Obama administration Thursday to urge Ukrainian authorities to stop human rights violations by Kiev forces in southeastern Ukraine.

Scotland Decides Its Future as 5,579 Polling Stations Open
2014-09-18 01:00:00
Polling stations for the referendum on Scottish independence have opened in Scotland at 7:00 a.m. BST (06:00 GMT) and will remain open till 10:00 p.m. BST (21:00 GMT) on Thursday.

15 People Detained in Australia on Suspicion of Cooperating with Islamic State: Reports
2014-09-18 00:51:00
Australian police detained 15 people Thursday as part of a counterterrorism operation, which was launched after a terror warning was raised in the country in response to the domestic threat posed by supporters of the Islamic State (IS) militant group, the Associated Press reported.

Japan To Announce New Sanctions Against Russia: Reports
2014-09-18 00:29:00
Japan's government is going to announce additional sanctions against Russia over Ukraine on September 19, Kyodo news agency reported referring to the diplomatic Japanese sources.

UN to Cut Food Supplies to Syria by 40% in October: Reports
2014-09-18 00:01:00
The United Nations will have to cut food supplies to Syria by 40 percent in October due to a funding shortage, Reuters reported.

Iranian Foreign Minister: Impossible To Defeat IS Using Airstrikes Only
2014-09-18 00:01:00
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif speaking at the Council for Foreign Relations in New York said that the Islamic State military group is a "dangerous phenomenon" and cannot be defeated by airstrikes only, as US President Barack Obama proposed earlier.

UN Urges to Prevent Displacement of People Caused by Natural Disasters
2014-09-17 21:33:00
United Nations (UN) is focused on preventing displacement caused by natural disasters, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Jan Eliasson said at a press conference on the launch of the report by the Norwegian Refugee Council's Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, entitled "Global Estimates 2014: people displaced by disasters".

EBRD Revises Ukrainian 2014 Economy Forecast, Expects GDP to Decrease by 9%
2014-09-17 19:49:00
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has revised the Ukrainian economy growth forecast for 2014, expecting its GDP to fall by 9% instead of the earlier predicted 7% decline, the bank's press release states.

EBRD Revises Russian Economy 2015 Forecast, Expects GDP to Decrease by 0.2%
2014-09-17 18:03:00
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has revised the Russian economy growth forecast for 2015, expecting the GDP to decline by 0.2 percent instead of the earlier predicted 0.6 percent growth, according to the bank's press release.

Factbox: Scotland
2014-09-17 15:50:00
Scotland is an administrative and political region of the United Kingdom. It is located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain and adjacent islands: the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland. Its main territory is bound by the Atlantic Ocean on the west and the north, and the North Sea on the east, and borders England to the south.

Federal Reserve System Revises Down US GDP Growth Projections for 2014, 2015
2014-09-17 15:04:46
US Federal Reserve System revised down its US GDP growth forecast to 2-2.2 percent for 2014 and 2.6-3 percent for 2015.

UN Predicts Flooding and Major Droughts in South Africa in 2050
2014-09-17 13:53:14
South Africa may experience both major droughts and severe rainfall, causing damage to the country's biodiversity, infrastructure and tourist industry, the United Nations' meteorological agency warned in a new video Wednesday.

Luxemburg Closely Follows Case of Country?s Honorary Consul Yevtushenkov
2014-09-17 13:35:39
Luxemburg is closely following the criminal case against the main shareholder of Russia's AFK Sistema Vladimir Yevtushenkov, who is also Luxemburg's Honorary Consul in Yekaterinburg, a source in Luxemburg's Foreign Ministry told RIA Novosti Wednesday.

Emir of Qatar Denies Allegations of Financing Islamic State Militants
2014-09-17 12:42:00
The Emir of Qatar on Wednesday rejected German allegations that the Gulf state is providing Islamic State (IS) terrorists with financial support, Spiegel Online reported.

Lavrov: Ceasefire in Ukraine Holds, Number of Incidents Should Gradually Diminish
2014-09-17 12:31:00
The ceasefire in Ukraine is holding and the number of incidents that occur once in a while should gradually decrease if Kiev takes decisive steps to prevent them, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday.

Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister: US-led Airstrike Campaign to Target Only Islamic State Sites
2014-09-17 12:17:00
The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) is ready to expand its strikes to Syria, but will "under no circumstances" target any positions other than the extremist group's sites, Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister told Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency.

Iraqi Deputy PM: West Unlikely to Cooperate With Syrian Government in Fight Against IS
2014-09-17 12:08:00
Western countries are unlikely to cooperate with the Syrian government in the fight against the Islamic State (IS), Iraq's newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister told Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency.

Deputy PM: Iraq to Expand Political, Economic, Military Cooperation With Russia
2014-09-17 12:03:00
The Iraqi government intends to strengthen political and economic ties with Russia, expand military-technical cooperation between the countries and boost collaboration within the energy sector, Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister told Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency.

Obama: I Will Not Commit US Troops to Fight Ground War in Iraq
2014-09-17 11:47:00
US President Barack Obama said Wednesday he would never commit the US military to fight a ground war in Iraq as the country could use more efficient ways to eliminate the ISIL threat.

$30 MLN Reward Promised for Information on Those Guilty in MH17 Crash
2014-09-17 10:56:00
German fraud investigation company Wifka has said an unnamed client is ready to pay a reward of $30 million for information on who is responsible for the Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight tragedy.

Russian Military Denies Presense of 4 Army Battalions in East Ukraine
2014-09-17 09:52:00
Allegations by NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe Philip Breedlove of the deployment of four Russian army battalions in eastern Ukraine are frivolous and inexcusable for a professional military officer, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

Russia Calls Law on Special Status of Donbas 'Step in Right Direction'
2014-09-17 09:05:00
Russia views the recent Ukrainian law on special status of parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk region as a step in the right direction, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

Spanish Prime Minister Warns Scotland, Catalonia Against Secession
2014-09-17 08:56:00
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has warned supporters of Scotland and Catalonia?s secession that they might face considerable difficulties while reapplying to the European Union if vote for independence.

Miller: Gazprom Maintains Steady Daily Supply of Gas to Europe
2014-09-17 08:42:00
Gazprom maintains stable daily deliveries of natural gas to European customers in line with contractual obligations, the company's CEO Alexei Miller said Wednesday.

Gulnara Karimova Robber Baroness Faces Charges, Pays British PR Consultants
2014-09-17 08:35:00
Gulnara Karimova, daughter of Uzbekistan?s President Islam Karimov, faces criminal prosecution as part of a massive investigation into the corruption and graft that her and her entourage engaged in.

Parliamentarian: ?Pledge? of More Powers for Scotland Sparks Calls for English Parliament
2014-09-17 08:01:00
A No vote in the Scottish independence referendum to be held Thursday should lead to the devolution of government in England and the establishment of an English Parliament, John Redwood, a Conservative member of parliament and former Secretary of State for Wales, has told RIA Novosti.

US Ground Troops May Soon Be Deployed in Iraq
2014-09-17 07:38:00
Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, US a top US military adviser, believes that an American-led coalition will only be able to defeat the Islamic State (IS) if it sendsby sending American troops to fight the militants on the ground, the New York Times reported on September 16.

Kremlin Paints Bleak Picture of Ukrainian Defense Industry
2014-09-17 07:25:00
Ukraine's defense industry may collapse due to the severing of ties with Russia in the defense sector, but Moscow hopes that bilateral military-technical cooperation could resume, a Kremlin aide said Wednesday.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Orders to Keep Troops on Full Combat Alert
2014-09-17 07:22:00
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Wednesday he had ordered the defense minister to keep the country's armed forces in the highest state of combat readiness.

Giant Kraken Examined By Scientists in New Zealand
2014-09-17 07:19:00
A giant squid weighing 350 kilograms (770 lbs) was inspected on September 16 by scientists in New Zealand.

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Xi visits Modi's home state, extends birthday wishes
2014-09-17 19:29:29
Wearing traditional Indian vest presented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Modi's home state of Gujarat Wednesday, and extended wishes to his 64th birthday.

China's vice premier hails Sino-French economic ties, eyeing wider business opportunities
2014-09-17 19:18:11
China's Vice Premier Ma Kai has hailed the positive and fruitful economic and financial partnership between China and France, calling for a closer bilateral cooperation to harness wider business opportunities.

Supermassive black hole found in smallest galaxy: study
2014-09-17 19:18:11
An international team of researchers has found a supermassive black hole at the heart of an ultracompact dwarf galaxy, making this tiny galaxy the smallest ever found to host such a massive light-sucking object.

Chinese lab team arrives in Sierra Leone to curb Ebola epidemic
2014-09-17 19:03:12
A 59-member Chinese laboratory team, which comprises 30 doctors and 29 laboratory technicians with a mobile laboratory, arrived at the Lungi International Airport of Freetown, Sierra Leone on the early morning of Wednesday.

Obama reiterates no ground troops against IS
2014-09-17 18:54:26
U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday reiterated that the United States will not use ground troops against Iraq to fight against the Islamic State (IS).

British media join debate over Scotland's future ahead of historic vote
2014-09-17 18:50:21
The Scottish independence debate on Wednesday entered its final day of campaigning, while mainstream media in Britain started shifting their focus from political wrangling to voting details about the historic referendum.

Fed reaffirms highly accommodative stance of monetary policy
2014-09-17 18:49:02
The U.S. Federal Reserve reaffirmed on Wednesday that a highly accommodative stance of monetary policy remains appropriate and it decided to make a further measured reduction in the pace of its asset purchases.

U.S. House okay's Obama's plan to train, equip Syrian rebels
2014-09-17 18:45:07
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved President Barack Obama's plan to train and equip Syrian rebels as part of efforts to fight the Islamic State militant group.

Boeing, SpaceX get NASA contracts to launch U.S. astronauts
2014-09-16 19:49:00
U.S. space agency NASA announced Tuesday that it has awarded contracts to Boeing and SpaceX to build commercial spaceships, a move which will send U.S. astronauts to space from American soil, ending U.S. dependence on Russian technology for rides.

New photos of Czechoslovak WW2 paratroopers on show in Prague
2014-09-16 19:40:01
An exhibition in Prague named Faces of the Courageous will unveil a set of the so far unknown portrait photographs of the paratroopers serving in the Czechoslovak military in Britain in World War Two, the photos were taken in the London headquarters of the Special Group D in 1941 AND 1942.

U.S. launches antidumping, countervailing duty probe against China's boltless steel shelving
2014-09-16 19:29:36
The U.S. Commerce Department announced Tuesday that it initiated anti-dumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations against imports of boltless steel shelving from China.

Scottish First Minister insists using pound if Scotland votes for independence
2014-09-16 19:24:28
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond on Tuesday night insisted an independent Scotland could not be prevented from using the pound.

Japan keeps 47 tons of plutonium as of 2013
2014-09-16 19:15:18
The Japanese government said Tuesday that the country's plutonium stockpile rose about 2.9 tons to 47.1 tons as of the end of last year, according to local media.

Israel, Palestinians reach deal on Gaza rehabilitation: UN envoy
2014-09-16 18:33:45
The UN Middle East envoy said on Tuesday that Israel and the Palestinians had reached a deal over the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, following Israel's recent seven-week offensive known as Protective Edge.

Russia to beef up military presence in Crimea
2014-09-16 18:29:34
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday that the deployment of troops in the Crimean direction has become a priority of the Southern military district.

U.S. ground troops not ruled out in fight against IS: Dempsey
2014-09-16 18:29:34
Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday that American ground troops could be called into battle against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria if circumstances require.

Former Norwegian PM praises China's climate policy
2014-09-16 04:09:29
Former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg praised China's policy measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Human 'language gene' makes mice learn faster: study
2014-09-15 20:18:24
Mice that receive a "humanized " version of a speech and language gene exhibit accelerated learning, a new study said Monday.

Finnish performers attracted by growing Chinese festival circuit
2014-09-15 19:33:47
Young fans shouted the name of Finnish Goth rock outfit HIM as the latter did not emerge on the stage of a Strawberry Music Festival in Beijing due to bad weather conditions last May. It was the band's first tour to China.

German pilots union calls off planned strike
2014-09-15 19:29:45
The German pilots union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) canceled on Monday evening the strike planned for Tuesday in Frankfurt.

British PM makes final appeal against Scotland independence
2014-09-15 18:29:40
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday urged Scots to reject independence and vote No in a last ditch bid to save the Union ahead of Thursday's Scottish independence referendum.

Six civilians killed in fresh fighting in eastern Ukraine
2014-09-15 18:20:01
Six civilians were killed during renewed intense fighting between government troops and independence-seeking insurgents in Donetsk, the main rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, municipal authorities said on Monday.

Kerry says not to cooperate with Iran to fight IS
2014-09-15 18:15:17
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday refused to cooperate with Iran to fight the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria as moves to forge an international coalition to launch military operation against the terrorists were taking shape.

Swedish center-left opposition wins general elections
2014-09-14 22:39:31
Sweden's opposition "red-green" center-left alliance headed by the Social Democratic Party beat the center-right ruling coalition in Sunday's general elections, preliminary results show.

USA Basketball World Champions
2014-09-14 19:29:37
The United States retained their title as World Basketball Champions on Sunday with a crushing 129-92 win over Serbia in the final held in Madrid' s Palacio de Deportes.

As Italy fears smallest grape harvest since 1950, wine makers remain upbeat about vintage quality
2014-09-14 19:29:37
The only winning move in a cold and rainy summer, such as the current one, is to redouble your care for grape vines. This is what many Italian wine makers were counting upon, as their 2014 harvest started off quite inauspiciously.

More than 400 migrants feared dead near Malta
2014-09-14 19:24:36
Three rescued migrants in the latest tragedy some 300 miles southeast of Malta were airlifted to Malta and transferred to Mater Dei Hospital on Sunday afternoon, but more than 400 migrants are feared dead, according to local media.

Multi-nation military exercise scheduled for Sept. 24 in Poland
2014-09-14 19:18:19
The multi-nation military exercise "Anaconda" will begin in Poland on Sept. 24, with the participation of 12,500 soldiers, including 750 from abroad.

Chinese president arrives in Maldives for state visit
2014-09-14 18:45:04
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here Sunday for a state visit to Maldives, the first of its kind since the two sides established diplomatic ties 42 years ago.

Kerry 'extremely encouraged' by U.S. allies in fight against IS
2014-09-14 18:45:01
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in a TV interview that aired Sunday he is "extremely encouraged" that his country's allies have expressed a willingness to offer military assistance in the fight against Islamic extremists.

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Argentina tries 'baby theft' doctors
2014-09-18 01:48:21
Medical staff go on trial in Argentina charged with kidnapping babies born in captivity to left-wing prisoners during military rule.

Thursday's gossip column
2014-09-18 01:40:30
Arsenal eye Yobo and Lugano, Chelsea and Liverpool keen on Leverkusen's Brandt, Juventus cool Mata interest, plus more.

Still no suspects in Thailand murders
2014-09-18 01:15:52
Police in Thailand say they have still not formally identified any suspects in the murder of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.

BBC team attacked in southern Russia
2014-09-18 01:09:08
A BBC team has been attacked in southern Russia after investigating reports of Russian servicemen killed near the border with Ukraine.

Voting begins in Scottish referendum
2014-09-18 01:00:02
People in Scotland begin voting on whether the country should stay in the UK or become an independent nation.

Ukraine president in key US visit
2014-09-18 00:44:43
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is beginning a key visit to the US to seek further support to tackle what he describes as Russian aggression.

Taiwan in tougher food penalties
2014-09-18 00:33:07
Taiwan's government says it will impose harsher penalties for food safety violations after a "gutter oil" scandal.

China set to sign key India deals
2014-09-18 00:32:32
India and China are expected to sign key economic deals on the second day of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Delhi, as both sides try to reset a troubled relationship.

VIDEO: Egypt's last Jews: 'We are dying'
2014-09-18 00:27:46
The Jewish community in Egypt is on the verge of disappearing - up until the 1950s, as many as 100,000 Jews called the country home - now, just 12 remain.

Australia raids over 'killing plot'
2014-09-18 00:19:38
Australian police launch anti-terror raids after a call from a senior Islamic State militant for "demonstration killings", PM Tony Abbott says.

Iran nuclear talks set to resume
2014-09-17 23:07:33
World powers are set to resume talks in New York with Iran, but diplomats say a breakthrough on its disputed nuclear programme is unlikely.

Iran nuclear negotiations go into extra time
2014-09-17 23:04:03
Negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme go into extra time

Fiji coup leader ahead in poll
2014-09-17 22:47:30
Fiji's former military leader, Frank Bainimarama, looks on course to win a majority in the first polls in the island nation in eight years.

Owner's E-Type returns - 46 years on
2014-09-17 22:40:30
An 82-year-old man in Miami is to be reunited with his E-Type Jaguar sports car, 46 years after it was stolen.

China leader Xi begins India visit
2014-09-17 21:20:28
China's President Xi Jinping begins his first official visit to India aiming to improve ties and boost Chinese investment.

VIDEO: Middle class squeezed out of 'paradise'
2014-09-17 20:57:46
The pitfalls of living in one of America?s most desirable cities

VIDEO: Mayor of Toronto diagnosed with cancer
2014-09-17 20:49:15
Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford has been diagnosed with a rare type of cancerous tumour.

Sony shares fall 12% on loss warning
2014-09-17 20:42:24
Sony shares fall by 12% at the start of trade in Tokyo, after it warned of bigger losses for the full year.

NFL rocked by new violence arrest
2014-09-17 20:41:31
Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer is arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, police say, the latest such incident to rock the NFL.

Muslim call for release of hostage
2014-09-17 20:30:16
British Muslim leaders call for the immediate release of Alan Henning, the UK hostage threatened with death by Islamic State extremists in Syria.

Japan trade deficit narrows in August
2014-09-17 20:24:44
Japan narrows its trade deficit in August as a fall in imports lowers the country's energy bill for the month.

IS 'fuelling UK far-right backlash'
2014-09-17 19:54:55
Islamic extremism in the Middle East and the Rotherham abuse scandal are fuelling a UK far-right backlash, a Home Office adviser claims.

From star-spangled to estrellado
2014-09-17 19:33:06
The Spanish version of the US national anthem

Hiroshima artworks to go on show
2014-09-17 19:24:20
Powerful and disturbing paintings by survivors of the 1945 atomic bomb in Hiroshima are to go on show outside Japan for the first time.

Berries in cancer therapy trial
2014-09-17 19:18:03
Early research suggests wild berries could play a role in boosting chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer.

British Ebola nurse travels to US
2014-09-17 19:05:23
A British nurse who recovered from Ebola travels to the US to donate blood to try to save the life of another victim of the virus.

US House approves Obama Syria plan
2014-09-17 18:47:05
The US House of Representatives approves President Barack Obama's plan to train and arm the moderate Syrian opposition taking on Islamic State.

VIDEO: Passengers rise up against Pakistan's 'VIP culture'
2014-09-17 18:25:03
How plane passengers rose up in Pakistan

Farming 'the hardest plant to grow'
2014-09-17 18:20:37
The North American farmers who have started to plant wasabi

Volunteers wade into Kashmir floods to rescue thousands
2014-09-17 18:11:30
Volunteers wade into Kashmir floods to rescue thousands

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Polls open in historic Scotland vote
2014-09-18 01:38:26
Excitement mounts as Scots vote in referendum on whether to break away from the UK and become independent.

Deaths in attack on Nigeria teachers' college
2014-09-18 01:01:23
At least 15 people killed in Kano city as suspected Boko Haram fighters set off explosions and open fire on students.

US House backs plan to arm Syrian rebels
2014-09-18 00:23:19
Democrats and Republicans close ranks to vote 273 to 156 to approve Obama's train-and-equip plan meant to defeat ISIL.

Australia makes raids to foil 'violent acts'
2014-09-18 00:04:43
Counter-terrorism operation to stop "demonstration killings" in public by ISIL supporters ends in arrests of 15 people.

UK university starts Ebola vaccine tests
2014-09-17 20:13:09
Healthy British volunteer becomes first person to receive new vaccine for virus in a trial at the University of Oxford.

US lawmakers back plan to arm Syrian rebels
2014-09-17 17:27:11
House of Representatives vote 273 to 156 to approve President Obama's train-and-equip plan meant to defeat the ISIL.

Scotland hours away from historic vote
2014-09-17 17:05:44
Excitement mounts as Scotland prepares to hold referendum on whether to break away from the UK and become independent.

Al-Qaeda-inspired group claims Sinai attack
2014-09-17 15:37:32
Ansar Beit al-Maqdis publishes purported video of bomb attack that killed six soldiers in restive Sinai.

Deaths as gunmen storm college in Nigeria
2014-09-17 15:15:20
At least 15 people killed and 30 injured after gunmen attack a college in the northeastern Nigerian state of Kano.

Emir tells Merkel Qatar does not fund ISIL
2014-09-17 15:07:42
Sheikh Tamim denies claims on visit to German capital, saying Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant also threat to Qatar.

Confronting Ebola
2014-09-17 14:33:32
Citing security concerns, the US steps up its fight againt the spread of the Ebola virus.

Liberia says world needs to do more on Ebola
2014-09-17 14:30:17
President Sirleaf welcomes US aid but warns Liberia needs more help as worst outbreak in history cripples the country.

Obama: US will not fight ground war in Iraq
2014-09-17 13:56:42
US president vows troops in Iraq will not engage ISIL in combat a day after top general left door open to possibility.

Former coup leader ahead in Fiji vote
2014-09-17 13:47:16
Early poll results show Frank Bainimarama's Fiji First Party has secured more than 59 percent of the vote.

Madrid conference seeks end to Libya crisis
2014-09-17 13:29:31
Representatives from 16 nations, UN and Arab League attend meeting as fighting continues to rage.

Yemen clashes escalate as army shells rebels
2014-09-17 13:15:15
Dozens of people killed in two days of fighting between Houthis and government-allied forces on outskirts of Sanaa.

Prominent Uighur scholar denies China charges
2014-09-17 10:28:48
Ilham Tohti, an economics professor in Beijing, is charged with promoting independence for Muslim Uighurs.

S Africans killed in Nigeria church collapse
2014-09-17 09:44:46
At least 67 killed after building in the compound of a Lagos church collapsed last week.

'Syrian bombardment kills dozens' in Homs
2014-09-17 09:33:41
Women, children and rebel commanders among victims of regime air raids targeting Talbiseh, monitoring group says.

Q&A: What's behind MB leaders leaving Qatar?
2014-09-17 08:08:13
A shift in Qatari foreign policy is a first step to end the political standoff between Qatar and fellow GCC states.

Fresh clashes in Yemen claim lives
2014-09-17 07:32:32
Fighting between Houthi Shia rebels and pro-government Sunni tribesmen kill at least 20 people in the last two days.

Yemen forces shell Houthi position
2014-09-17 07:07:30
Fighting between Houthi Shia gunmen and pro-government Sunni tribesmen kill at least twenty people in the last two days.

Bangladesh commutes Jamaat leader's sentence
2014-09-17 06:46:28
Nation's top court reduces Delwar Hossain Sayedee's death sentence for war crimes to "imprisonment till death".

US could deploy ground forces in ISIL fight
2014-09-17 06:27:25
Most senior military officer says he might recommend having US forces accompany Iraqis during complicated offensives.

Obama unveils $500m plan to beat Ebola
2014-09-17 05:32:09
US president to send 3,000 military personnel to West Africa for mission that will include training of health workers.

Southwestern US braced for severe flooding
2014-09-17 05:26:49
Tropical Storm Odile is expected to bring torrential rain to the desert Southwest in the coming days.

Polls close in first Fiji vote after coup
2014-09-17 03:49:29
Seven political parties and two independents in fray in elections set to return South Pacific nation to democratic fold.

Fijians vote in first poll since 2006 coup
2014-09-16 22:19:25
Elections to new 50-member parliament seen as crucial to end South Pacific nation's 'coup culture'.

Deal reached to rebuild war-ravaged Gaza
2014-09-16 19:04:55
UN will monitor use of reconstruction materials in deal reached between Palestinian Authority and Israel.

Russian billionaire placed under house arrest
2014-09-16 17:52:11
Authorities say Vladimir Yevtushenkov, one of the richest men in Russia, is being held on charges of money-laundering.

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Australian police arrest 15 in massive anti-terror raids
2014-09-18 01:18:55
Huge 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.

Dramatic British headlines greet Scotland?s ?D-Day?
2014-09-18 00:49:37
Britain's newspapers declared Thursday a "day of destiny" in dramatic front pages streaked with blue, white and red as Scotland votes on whether to split from the United Kingdom.

US Congress votes to arm Syrian rebels in fight against IS militants
2014-09-17 18:54:04
The US House of Representatives approved President Barack Obama's plan on Wednesday to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State (IS) group rebels, but questions remain on the strategy's effectiveness.

French MSF volunteer contracts Ebola in Liberia
2014-09-17 14:13:22
A French volunteer working for Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) in Liberia has contracted the Ebola virus, the medical charity said in a statement on Wednesday.

No matter the outcome, ?Scotland will never be the same again?
2014-09-17 12:51:49
Just a day before Scotland votes on the most important decision to face the country in centuries, people in the capital Edinburgh, like the rest of the UK, await the outcome of the referendum with a tangible mix of hope, fear, and apprehension.

Baby euthanasia case spurs debate in France
2014-09-17 12:34:49
Parents of an extremely premature baby, currently in hospital in the city of Poitiers, have asked doctors to take their child off life support, or ?passive euthanasia?. The doctors, however, say they need more time to evaluate the baby?s condition.

'No fear', say Ajax ahead of PSG Champions League clash
2014-09-17 10:40:15
Ajax coach Frank de Boer has warned his players not to focus only on Zlatan Ibrahimovic when the Swedish international marks his return to Amsterdam to play against the club where he first made his mark.

France switches to Arabic ?Daesh? acronym for Islamic State
2014-09-17 05:56:43
The French government has come up with an answer to a point of persistent journalistic confusion ? how exactly does one refer to the Islamic State organisation brutally carving out a self-declared "caliphate" in Syria and northern Iraq?

France arrests six suspected of recruiting female jihadists
2014-09-17 05:13:20
Six people have been arrested near Lyon on suspicions of recruiting young women to join the Islamist militant groups fighting in Syria, France?s top security official said Wednesday.

French economy is 'sick', says new economy minister
2014-09-17 04:33:38
The French economy is "sick", new Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday, urging immediate reforms to tackle an unemployment rate surpassing 10 percent and stagnant growth.

Scotland's 'No' camp in slight lead on eve of referendum
2014-09-17 01:41:43
Opinion polls on the eve of a Scottish referendum on declaring independence from the United Kingdom suggest voters will reject independence by a narrow margin but the final outcome is still too close to call.

Ebola epidemic 'spiraling out of control', Obama warns
2014-09-17 01:20:34
President Barack Obama issued a global call to action to combat the Ebola crisis in West Africa on Tuesday, warning that the epidemic was "spiraling out of control" and could have "profound political, economic and security implications" for us all.

Scottish independence vote spurs Texan secessionists
2014-09-16 22:37:08
Thursday?s vote to decide whether Scotland should be independent of the United Kingdom has bolstered Texans campaigning to split the state from the United States.

Boeing, SpaceX win contracts to build 'space taxis' for NASA
2014-09-16 22:07:48
NASA will partner with Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated ?space taxis? to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, ending U.S. dependence on Russia for rides, officials said on Tuesday.

UN brokers agreement to start Gaza rebuilding
2014-09-16 19:45:06
The United Nations has brokered an agreement to enable the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, giving a lead role to the Palestinian Authority while involving the private sector, the U.N.?s top Mideast envoy said Tuesday.

The unspoken US-Iranian alliance against IS militants
2014-09-16 15:22:45
While Iran was snubbed by the Americans and denied an invitation to join the broad international coalition against the group labeling itself the Islamic State, it?s a different story on the ground in Iraq.

'Mortar fired from Gaza into Israel'
2014-09-16 14:41:51
Israel said a mortar bomb was fired at it from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in the first such attack since a seven-week war in the enclave ended on August 26, but Hamas said Palestinians remained committed to the truce.

France's Socialist government wins confidence vote
2014-09-16 12:10:09
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls Tuesday won a parliamentary confidence vote on the Socialist government?s economic policies in the wake of the cabinet reshuffle, giving him a platform to push through the tough reforms that have divided the left.

Key al Qaeda units urge jihad against US-led battle on IS
2014-09-16 07:33:43
Two key branches of al Qaeda in Yemen and North Africa called Tuesday for jihadists in Iraq and Syria to unite against the common threat from a US-led coalition.

France debates tough new anti-terror bill: what do the experts think?
2014-09-16 07:19:57
France's parliament on Monday began to debate a new anti-terrorism bill that aims to stop would-be jihadists from travelling to foreign battlefields. FRANCE 24 spoke with two security experts who said a new law was ?absolutely necessary?.

Ukraine ratifies EU trade pact in 'first step' towards membership
2014-09-16 06:32:50
The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday ratified a landmark EU trade agreement that strengthens the former Soviet state's ties with the West, in what President Petro Poroshenko called a "first step" towards European Union membership.

Obama to send 3,000 military staff to battle Ebola in Africa
2014-09-16 01:03:03
The United States is preparing to send 3,000 US military personnel to provide medical and logistical support to the overwhelmed local healthcare systems struggling to contain an Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Embattled French government faces key 'confidence vote'
2014-09-16 00:45:46
France?s embattled Socialist government faces a crucial parliamentary confidence vote on Tuesday as the country battles political and economic crises and with President François Hollande's popularity at a record low.

First US airstrikes in expanded Iraq fight against IS
2014-09-15 23:12:06
US officials said Monday that US forces had taken a first step in expanding their fight against the Islamic State militant group by ordering airstrikes to protect Iraqi security forces coming under attack by enemy fighters near Baghdad.

Jean Paul Gaultier to stop making prêt-à-porter
2014-09-15 13:30:13
The house of Jean Paul Gaultier has announced that it is stopping women?s and men?s ready-to-wear collections.

Diplomats in Paris vow to defeat IS militants by ?any means necessary?
2014-09-15 12:10:09
At talks in Paris on supporting Iraq's battle against Islamic State militants on Monday, some of the world?s top diplomats vowed to defeat the Islamist group by ?any means necessary?, including by providing ?appropriate military assistance?.

Scores of migrants drown as boat capsizes off Libya
2014-09-15 11:10:13
A boat carrying approximately 250 African migrants headed for Europe capsized off the Libyan coast on Sunday, officials said, confirming that dozens had drowned in the accident.

Passenger fury as Air France pilot strike continues
2014-09-15 11:01:02
Stranded Air France passengers voiced their outrage as a pilots? strike forced the national flag carrier to cancel more than half of its flights on Monday with 60 percent of flights set to be cancelled on Tuesday.

Can Netflix change French online piracy habits?
2014-09-15 07:53:50
Netflix arrived in France to huge fanfare on Monday despite the misgivings of a government-subsidised film and television industry that fears the corrosive influence of ?Anglo-Saxon? competition.

French councillors go on trial over deadly 2010 storm
2014-09-15 03:59:00
Four years after a lethal storm caused 29 deaths in one town on the French Atlantic coast, a manslaughter trial opens Monday against town councillors and developers who are accused of allowing homes to be built in a high flood risk area.