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PM says al-Qaida holds no appeal for India Muslims

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says al-Qaida is "delusional" if it believes it holds any appeal for India's large Muslim population.

Scotland: Who won? Who lost?

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Who won and who lost in Scotland's independence referendum?

Dempsey lauds French airstrike against militants

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, says the U.S. appreciates France's airstrike against Islamic State militants.

3 French students struck by gunfire on school trip

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

French officials say a mentally ill man opened fire on a group of students with a hunting rifle during a high school trip, wounding three — one of them seriously.

Morocco expands laws against jihad seekers

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

With hundreds of Moroccans heading to Syria and Iraq to fight with extremists groups, Morocco has presented a new law criminalizing training with extremists or attempting to reach their camps.

Guinea: 8 people killed on Ebola awareness trip

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Guinea's government says eight people who were abducted by angry residents while on an Ebola awareness campaign have been found dead.

Rocket kills 2 Lebanese soldiers near Syria border

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Lebanese security officials say attackers fired a rocket at an army patrol near the Syrian border, killing two soldiers and wounding three.

Police: American suspect confesses in Bali killing

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

An American man has confessed that he killed his girlfriend's mother in a luxury hotel on Indonesia's Bali island, and the girlfriend has acknowledged helping him stuff the body into a suitcase, police said Friday.

Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases with the entire West African nation locked down in their homes for three days in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease.

UN rights chief: Migrant deaths may be mass murder

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

The deaths of up to 500 migrants and refugees in an intentional boat-ramming in the Mediterranean Sea last week could be an act of mass murder, the U.N. rights chief said Friday, calling for nations to properly investigate the incident.

Russian PM: Moscow ready to cooperate with West

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says Russia is ready to cooperate with the West despite efforts to isolate Moscow with economic sanctions.

Car bomb attacks kill 17 people in Baghdad

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

A series of car bombings targeting a Shiite mosque and markets in the Iraqi capital killed at least 17 people Friday, officials said, in the second straight day of attacks in Baghdad blamed on Islamic miltiants who have seized large parts of the country.

Uganda's president fires top challenger for power

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda fired his prime minister, a former ally who is widely expected to seek the presidency in elections in 2016.

France strikes Islamic State group's depot in Iraq

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, France conducted its first airstrikes Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot that it controlled, Iraqi and French officials said.

New Zealand's election-day gag: no public politics

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

A heated campaign has been running for weeks in New Zealand, but when people go to the polls Saturday, there will be no discussion of the election in the newspapers, on Twitter or even in song.

Indian state TV sacks anchor over China blunder

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

A news anchor for India's state TV channel has been fired after she referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as "Eleven" Jingping — apparently mistaking his name for a Roman numeral, a top official at the station said Friday.

UK to make changes after Scotland vote keeps union

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Voters in Scotland have rejected independence, but leaders of Britain's three largest parties have promised Scots more autonomy than they have won so far. Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday he also wants to give England, Wales and Northern Ireland greater independence from central government. Here's a look at how things might change.

Scotland 'No' fails to stop Catalan secession push

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Scotland's decision to stay within the United Kingdom cost separatists across Europe political momentum they could have gained for their own independence ambitions. But the regional parliament in Spain's Catalonia was still expected Friday to grant its leader the power to call a secession referendum denounced as illegal by the central government in Madrid.

China fines GlaxoSmithKline $492M for bribery

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million on Friday for bribing doctors in China in the biggest such penalty ever imposed by a Chinese court.

Poland picks new foreign minister in reshuffle

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Poland's prime minister-designate on Friday named a new foreign minister to replace Radek Sikorski, who has been vocal internationally on the conflict in Ukraine.