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Scots spurn independence in historic vote but demand 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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Russia fails to remove Syria nuclear probe from IAEA agenda

VIENNA - Western states defeated a Russian proposal on Friday to remove Syria's alleged past nuclear activities from the agenda of meetings of the U.N. atomic agency, diplomats said.

7:19am EDT

Spanish leaders relieved as Scottish 'no' deals blow to Catalan separatists

BARCELONA - Spanish political leaders hailed Scotland's rejection of independence on Friday, a vote that dealt a blow to separatists in Spain's own northeastern region of Catalonia who have drawn inspiration from secessionist Scots.

Spain 7:57am EDT

Russia eyes measures to fend off Western Internet threat: Kremlin

MOSCOW - Russia must think about protecting its Internet against threats from the West, a Kremlin spokesman said on Friday, in comments that one prominent critic said could herald moves to control all web-based data exchanges with the rest of the world.

Tech, Media, Russia 8:36am EDT

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

SANAA - Armed Shi'ite rebels shelled Yemen's state-run television building on Friday as they advanced into Sanaa, sending hundreds fleeing their homes in a dramatic escalation of violence after weeks of fighting and protests, officials and residents said.

Yemen, 9:27am EDT

For followers of Nigeria's 'Prophet', building collapse was 'Satan's work'

LAGOS - For supporters of "Prophet" TB Joshua, one of Africa's best-known Christian preachers, the death of at least 80 of his congregation under the rubble of a Lagos guesthouse that collapsed a week ago was no construction accident.

9:10am EDT

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