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LONDON (AP) - The debate over Scotland's future fizzled amid a bitter war of words Sunday, with the Scottish leader claiming his countrymen were "tricked" into rejecting independence in a referendum and Britain's three main political parties bickering over how to take political reform forward.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said Saturday.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan's election commission named a new president on Sunday only hours after the two leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country's new chief executive.
CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) - A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit.
LONDON (AP) - The saga of Scottish independence is over, but a new journey of political upheaval is only beginning for the United Kingdom.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State group already has extended beyond the limits he first outlined.
LONDON (AP) - The wife of a British aid worker held hostage by the Islamic State group has issued a statement pleading for the militants to release him and respond to her messages "before it is too late."
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - It's showtime at Mars.
POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) - Officials say nearly three-dozen structures have been destroyed in an expanding wildfire in Northern California.
Vice President Joe Biden praised former Sen. Bob Packwood, who resigned following allegations of sexual assault. And this came on the same day Obama launched a new public awareness campaign at campuses across America to prevent sexual assaults.
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.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemeni state media announced the resignation of the country's prime minister Sunday but the president's office denied that it had received any such request, deepening a sense of uncertainty in the country following days of violence that have left more than 140 people dead and sent thousands fleeing their homes.
LONDON (AP) - The debate over Scotland's future fizzled amid a bitter war of words Sunday, with the Scottish leader claiming his countrymen were "tricked" into rejecting independence in a referendum and Britain's three main political parties bickering over how to take political reform forward.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) - Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone's capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown designed to combat the deadly Ebola disease, volunteers said.
BERLIN (AP) - German authorities have arrested two suspected members of the Somali-based extremist group al-Shabab after they landed at Frankfurt airport Saturday.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - As the Islamic State group battles across Syria and Iraq, pushing back larger armies and ruling over entire cities, it is also waging an increasingly sophisticated media campaign that has rallied disenfranchised youth and outpaced the sluggish efforts of Arab governments to stem its appeal.
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) - The U.S.-led military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success depends on getting more Arab help, the top American military officer said Sunday.
PARIS (AP) - Paris' mythic La Sante prison opened its heavily guarded doors to visitors Sunday as part of the country's annual Heritage Days festival.
BEIJING (AP) - Residents of a town in southern China who oppose a planned trash incinerator have protested for a second weekend and the local government promised not to proceed without public approval.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said he's been told security threats on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights are not expected to ease soon, dimming hopes that U.N. peacekeepers can be deployed back to the region in the near future.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemen state news agency says prime minister has resigned.
PARIS (AP) - French authorities have filed preliminary charges against five people, including a sister and brother, suspected of belonging to a ring specialized in recruiting young female fighters for the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Bomb and mortar fire attacks killed ten people in Shiite areas in and around Baghdad on Sunday, as Iraqi security forces said they succeeded in breaking a siege on soldiers who had been surrounded by Islamic State militants west of Baghdad.
JABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan election board says Ghani Ahmadzai won presidential vote, but keeps vote tally secret.
BERLIN (AP) - Police are hunting for a gang that robbed a security guard as he was picking up cash from Germany's biggest Apple's store.
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom, or offering a quid pro quo.