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Scots still agonising over independence vote
Scots still agonising over independence vote Edinburgh - Opinion polls show hundreds of thousands of Scots were still agonising over whether to stay with the 307-year British union or back secession, even as voting...
Polling stations open in Scotland's historic referendum on independence
Polling stations open in Scotland's historic referendum on independence Edinburgh - Polling booths opened on Thursday in Scotland's historic referendum on independence, with record numbers of Scots expected to cast their vote on whether to...
Today in History: September 18th
Today in History: September 18th Historical Events: • 1864: The explorer John Speke (37), first White man to reach the origin of the Nile River, kills himself in a shooting accident...
Vatican vehicle stopped carrying 4kg cocaine worth est. £500 000
Vatican vehicle stopped carrying 4kg cocaine worth est. £500 000 Rome - A diplomatic car belonging to the Vatican has been stopped at a French checkpoint carrying four kilos of cocaine with an estimated street value of £500 000.
Today in History: September 17th
Today in History: September 17th Historical Events: • 1914: Andrew Fisher becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.• 1952: "I am an American Day" & "Constitution Day"...
First air strike against IS militants under new strategy
First air strike against IS militants under new strategy Baghdad - The US has carried out its first air strike against Islamic State (IS) militants under a new strategy to defeat the group.
More than 500 feared dead off Malta coast
More than 500 feared dead off Malta coast Geneva - More than 700 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East may have drowned in shipwrecks in the Mediterranean over the last week, bringing the death toll this year...
Today in History: September 16th
Today in History: September 16th Historical Events: • 1983: Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a US citizen.• 1985: Frontline states call on RSA government to release Mandela and end...
14 Nobel laureates urge Zuma to give Dalai Lama visa
14 Nobel laureates urge Zuma to give Dalai Lama visa Cape Town - Fourteen Nobel Peace Laureates have asked President Jacob Zuma to guarantee the Dalai Lama a visa to South Africa, after the Tibetan spiritual leader was...
Islamic State crisis: Coalition holds key talks in Paris
Islamic State crisis: Coalition holds key talks in Paris Paris - An international summit of foreign ministers is taking place in Paris to discuss a strategy to combat the Islamist State (IS) militant group.
Today in History: September 19th
Today in History: September 19th Historical Events: ·1888: World's 1st beauty contest (Spa Belgium).·1952: The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the countryafter a trip...
Today in History: September 15th
Today in History: September 15th Historical Events: • 1928: Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin.• 1994: Moslem fundamentalists kidnap & behead 16 citizens in Algeria• 2004:...
Third beheading boosts resolve of anti-ISIS coalition
Third beheading boosts resolve of anti-ISIS coalition London - The Islamic State's beheading of another Western hostage has strengthened the resolve of a US-led coalition ahead of a Paris conference on Monday on how to...
Australia joins ISIS fight
Australia joins ISIS fight Australia has become the first country to detail troop numbers and aircraft for a US-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq.  Reuters reports Prime...
ISIS vows another beheading
ISIS vows another beheading London - The Islamic State claimed the beheading of a British aid worker on Saturday, an act slammed as "pure evil" by Prime Minister David Cameron, who vowed Britain...
Today in History: September 14th
Today in History: September 14th Historical Events:• 1652: Jan van Riebeeck visits Robben Island for the first time.• 1918: The first cases of Spanish Flu, also called 'Great flu' are...
Today in History: September 13th
Today in History: September 13th Historical Events: • 1956: IBM introduces the first computer disk storage unit, the RAMAC 305.• 1985: The World Health Organisation (WHO) declares Aids...
Blue Moon diamond goes on display
Blue Moon diamond goes on display Los Angeles - Los Angeles County's Natural History Museum on Friday unveiled the "Blue Moon Diamond," a 12-carat gem described as one of the rarest stones in the world...
Prince Harry motorcade in high-speed crash: report
Prince Harry motorcade in high-speed crash: report London - Britain’s Prince Harry was caught up in a dramatic high-speed crash on Thursday when one of his police outriders smashed head-on into a taxi as the royal’s...
Today in History: September 12th
Today in History: September 12th Historical Events: • 1905: The Victoria Falls Bridge is opened.• 1960: John F. Kennedy avers he does not speak for the Roman Catholic Church, and...
Fifty cats found in freezer of child porn accused
Fifty cats found in freezer of child porn accused Lake Worth - Detectives found 50 dead cats in four freezers at the home of a man while serving a warrant for child pornography.
Obama threatens action in Syria
Obama threatens action in Syria New York - US President Barack Obama has said he will not hesitate to take action against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria as well as Iraq.
Today in History: September 11th
Today in History: September 11th Historical Events: • 1950: 1st typesetting machine to dispense with metal type exhibited.• 1954: 1st Miss America TV broadcast.• 1961: Foundation...
Stonehenge secrets revealed by underground map
Stonehenge secrets revealed by underground map Stonehenge - Archaeologists have unveiled the most detailed map ever produced of the earth beneath Stonehenge and its surrounds.
'Miracle On Ice' member Bob Suter dies aged 57
"Miracle On Ice" member Bob Suter dies aged 57 Madison - Bob Suter, a member of the "Miracle On Ice" team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1980 and the father of Minnesota Wild star Ryan Suter, died Tuesday at the...
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