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Scots spurn independence but impatient for new powers

EDINBURGH - Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain’s remaining global clout. | Video

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North Korea probe on Japan abductees in early stage: Japan government

TOKYO - North Korea has told Japan it can only give a preliminary report on the status of its investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted by Pyongyang decades ago and of other missing Japanese, the government spokesman in Tokyo said on Friday.

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Shi'ite rebels shell Yemen state TV, residents flee fighting

SANAA - Armed Shi'ite rebels shelled Yemen's state television in Sanaa on Friday and hundreds of residents were fleeing the capital fearing an escalation of violence after weeks of fighting and protests, local officials said.

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Russia says backs U.N. draft resolution on 'terrorist fighters'

MOSCOW - Moscow endorses a draft resolution on combatting foreign "terrorist fighters" proposed by Washington at the U.N. Security Council, Interfax news agency quoted a Russian Foreign Ministry official on Friday as saying.

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Fiji ruler looks set to win poll, but opponents spotlight fraud

SYDNEY - Fiji's strongman ruler looked set on Friday to sail to victory in the South Pacific island nation's first elections after eight years of military rule, a contest praised by regional leaders and observers, but clouded by opposition accusations of fraud.

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China to try former senior planning official for corruption

BEIJING - A Chinese court will next week try a former deputy head of its top planning agency with corruption, state media said on Friday, after allegations against him were posted online and as the government pursues a high-profile campaign to root out graft.

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