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Scots to gain more power despite 'no' vote

Sep 19, 2014

Scots to gain more power despite 'no' vote

Scotland may have rejected independence but will now be handed new powers by Britain that could amount to effective home rule — though experts warn that agreeing these could be messy. “Devo max” — greater powers that fall short of full independence — was ...

Sep 19, 2014

Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of embattled Ukraine to the White House on Thursday, but stopped short of fulfilling his visitor’s urgent request for lethal aid to fight Russian-backed separatists. Earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko renewed his call for American weaponry during ...

Sep 19, 2014

Photo allegedly shows 'Nessie' in English lake

As Scots voted against independence on Thursday, the Loch Ness monster’s thoughts remained typically shrouded in mystery and there were fears he may had already made up his mind. “Nessie” has given locals in northern Scotland the heebie-jeebies for centuries, but there was mild ...

Sep 19, 2014

Disasters displaced far more than violent conflicts did in 2013: expert

Disasters last year displaced three times more people than violent conflicts, showing the urgent need to improve resilience for vulnerable people when fighting climate change, according to a study issued Wednesday. The Norwegian Refugee Council, an independent group that focuses on emergency aid, released ...

Sep 19, 2014

Murder suspect wears 'Crime Pays' T-shirt to court

A Philadelphia judge wants to know why a murder suspect appeared in court in a T-shirt that read, “crime pays.” Jeremiah Jakson is charged with strangling an art school graduate staying in the same boarding house. Prosecutors believe Jakson killed 23-year-old Laura Araujo in ...

Sep 19, 2014

Swede acquitted of rape after 'sexsomnia' diagnosis

A Swede who had sex with a woman while he was asleep was acquitted of rape because he suffers from “sexsomnia,” according to a court ruling AFP obtained Thursday. The 26-year-old man did not have “the intention” to have sex, the Sundsvall appeal court ...

Sep 19, 2014

Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life

A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole by a judge who said their “permanent removal” from society is appropriate. Neither 19-year-old Miranda Barbour nor her 22-year-old husband, Elytte, displayed emotion ...