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Thursday, September 18, 2014
US lawmakers voted Wednesday to authorize training and arming of Syrian rebels to combat Islamist radicals, a crucial step in President Barack Obama's bid to thwart extremism surging across Iraq and Syria.
Orioles, Nationals clinch division titles
The Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals became the second and third teams to book their places in Major League Baseball's playoffs, clinching the American League East and National League East titles respectively with victories on Tuesday.
Wary lawmakers agree to arm Syrian rebels
Wary House lawmakers are on track to give U.S. President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. military training and arms for moderate rebels confronting the growing danger of Islamic State militants in Syria.
A special EU summit called by the French and Italian leaders in Italy next month to boost jobs and jumpstart the bloc's sluggish economy has been postponed indefinitely, diplomats said on Wednesday.
UN 'taking the lead now' in global fight against Ebola: Ban Ki-moon
The head of the United Nations said Tuesday that the world body is “taking the lead now” on international efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed some 2,400 people and could spread further.
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.
Campaigners scramble for votes as 'No' win looms
Campaigners for and against Scottish independence scrambled to win over voters on Wednesday on the final day of campaigning as fresh opinion polls suggested a very slight majority for the “No.”
The history of Scotland's path to independence is long and windy
On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. A colonnade of classical stone pillars modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, it's grand, inspiring — and unfinished, ever since the money to build it ran out two centuries ago.
The people of Scotland will decide on Thursday whether to end a partnership with the rest of the United Kingdom that has lasted more than 300 years. Here is a guide to Scotland as the historic vote nears.
Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish castle at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence — and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well.
Elizabeth II will keep her castle, will she keep her title, too?
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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