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Iranians sentenced for dancing to 'Happy' hit

Sep 20, 2014

Iranians sentenced for dancing to 'Happy' hit

Seven young Iranians featured dancing to Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy” in a video that went viral on the Internet have been given suspended sentences of lashings with a whip and terms in jail, a lawyer said Friday. Recorded on a smartphone and uploaded ...

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 ...