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France conducts successful airstrike on Islamic State

France conducts successful airstrike on Islamic State

PARIS, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- French forces conduced airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq Friday, the first of many in coming days.
Gabrielle Levy
Al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent claims responsibility for Pakistani naval frigate attack

Al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent claims responsibility for Pakistani naval frigate attack

KARACHI, Pakistan, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent has claimed responsibility for a failed attempt to hijack a Pakistani naval vessel and use it to attack U.S. Navy vessels.
JC Finley
NATO 'respects' results of Scotland's independence referendum

NATO 'respects' results of Scotland's independence referendum

BRUSSELS, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen commented Friday after the results of the Scottish referendum for independence were announced.
JC Finley
Scotland says 'No Thanks,' will remain part of the United Kingdom

Scotland says 'No Thanks,' will remain part of the United Kingdom

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- After 307 years as a unified nation, the United Kingdom will continue into its 308th and beyond as the people of Scotland have said, "No thanks."
Matt Bradwell
Eight people killed in mass shooting in Northern Florida

Eight people killed in mass shooting in Northern Florida

BELL, Fla., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Gilchrist County, Fla., sheriff's investigators say a man shot and killed seven people -- including six children -- before killing himself.
Heather Records
Islamic State releases hostage video of British journalist

Islamic State releases hostage video of British journalist

MOSUL, Iraq, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Islamic State releases propaganda video with British journalist John Cantlie.
Danielle Haynes
Polls close in Scotland, United Kingdom and world await results

Polls close in Scotland, United Kingdom and world await results

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- As polls close on Scotland's independence referendum, the United Kingdom and the world eagerly wait while the votes are counted.
Matt Bradwell
No weapons aid in new $53 million assistance package to Ukraine

No weapons aid in new $53 million assistance package to Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko got the bad news in person: the White House will refuse to include weapons in its aid package to the embattled nation.
Gabrielle Levy
Sierra Leone under 3-day national lockdown to curb Ebola

Sierra Leone under 3-day national lockdown to curb Ebola

MONROVIA, Sierra Leone, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Desperate to halt the spread of Ebola, Sierra Leone has instituted a three-day nationwide "lockdown" that some health officials worry could worsen the epidemic.
Gabrielle Levy
Nazi death camp gas chambers discovered

Nazi death camp gas chambers discovered

LUBLIN , Poland, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Archeologists have found the location of the gas chambers at Sobibor, a World War II death camp in occupied Poland.
Ed Adamczyk
Catalonia and Spain closely watch Scotland's independence referendum

Catalonia and Spain closely watch Scotland's independence referendum

BARCELONA, Spain, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- As the world watches Scotland's independence referendum, perhaps nowhere outside the U.K. has more at stake in the results than the Catalonia region of Spain.
Matt Bradwell
A new Scottish currency? Try Canadian Tire money

A new Scottish currency? Try Canadian Tire money

TORONTO, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- If Scotland becomes an independent country Thursday, it will need a distinct new currency, and Canadian Tire money has been suggested.
Ed Adamczyk
Islamic State captures 16 Kurdish towns

Islamic State captures 16 Kurdish towns

KOBANE, Syria, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Islamic State forces captured 16 Kurdish villages in northern Syria, in the Kobani region near the border of Turkey, Thursday.
Ed Adamczyk
Rebel rocket attack kills 10 in Ukraine

Rebel rocket attack kills 10 in Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Despite a ceasefire, 10 civilians were killed when pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine fired rockets into the village of Nyzhnya Krynka, near Donestsk.
Ed Adamczyk
2 skeletons discovered holding hands after 700 years

2 skeletons discovered holding hands after 700 years

LONDON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Two skeletons were found holding hands after being excavated from a lost chapel in the small English village of Hallaton.
Aileen Graef
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