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Scottish Parliament Backs Bid For New Independence Vote
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:46:00 GMTOne day before the U.K. is widely expected to formally begin its departure from the European Union, Scottish lawmakers took another crucial step toward voting on a departure of their own. By a 69-59 vote Tuesday, members of Scottish Parliament backed First ...

Mall escalator in Hong Kong suddenly reverses, injuring several riders
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:29:00 GMTTwo Otis Elevator Company employees in Hong Kong have been arrested in connection with a mall escalator that suddenly reversed injuring over a dozen people. The escalator was apparently thrown into reverse and increased speed Saturday afternoon and sent ...

"Carlos the Jackal" sentenced to life for 1974 Paris attack
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:05:00 GMTA picture dated November 30, 2004 shows Venezuelan Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, known as Carlos the Jackal, at a court house in Paris. PARIS-- The man known as “Carlos the Jackal” has been convicted in a French court of a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris ...

ISIS recruiting videos hit YouTube after London attack
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:26:00 GMTISIS supporters are reportedly on a recruiting blitz in the wake of last week’s deadly terror attacks in London, despite suggestions from British police on Monday that attacker Khalid Masood may not be associated with any terror groups. Hundreds of ...

Mosul airstrike: ISIS may have used human shields, US general says
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:27:00 GMTIslamic State fighters in western Mosul likely herded innocent men, women and children into a building as human shields before the airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition that killed more than 100 people, a top U.S. general revealed Tuesday. "It's not a war ...

Panic spreads in Iraq, Syria as record numbers of civilians are reported killed in U.S. strikes
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:58:00 GMTMOSUL, Iraq — A sharp rise in the number of civilians reported killed in U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria is spreading panic, deepening mistrust and triggering accusations that the United States and its partners may be acting with an unprecedented ...

Massive dinosaur tracks identified in 'Australia's Jurassic Park'
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:34:00 GMTA group of scientists is claiming to have found the largest-ever dinosaur footprint in a region nicknamed “Australia’s Jurassic Park," and the images are staggering. The team of paleontologists, hailing from the University of Queensland in Brisbane ...

Roman Empire-era coffin set to go home to Turkey, lawyers say
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:29:00 GMTThis undated image released by the office of the Geneva Public Prosecutor shows a section of a sarcophagus dating back to the Roman Empire that depicts the 12 labors of Hercules. Geneva’s public prosecutor’s office says it has decided to hand over to ...

South Korea officials: Bones found near ferry not of victims
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:58:00 GMTSEOUL, South Korea – The first government announcement Tuesday was startling: Salvage crews had found bones near the wreckage of the Sewol ferry, which sank in 2014 and killed 304 people. The discovery raised hopes that the remains were of some of the ...

Mogul Carlos Slim to produce cars in Mexico in joint venture with China
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:20:00 GMTGiant Motors, the automotive company backed by billionaire Carlos Slim, will begin production of cars in Mexico in a joint venture with the Chinese corporation Jac Motors, according to published reports. The deal aims to cash in on Mexico’s car market ...

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Israelis protest military draft
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:28:00 GMTJERUSALEM – Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews are protesting in Jerusalem over the military draft. Tuesday's protest was one of several following the recent detention of a rabbi's son who refused to report to a draft office. Exemptions are granted to ...

France's Hollande lobbies Malaysia to buy fighter jets
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:27:00 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – French President Francois Hollande has lobbied for the sale of Rafale fighter aircraft to Malaysia during a visit but Prime Minister Najib Razak says his government is not yet ready to make a decision. Hollande, who arrived in ...

Cameroon Gripped By Second Teachers Strike
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:29:00 GMTThere is more turmoil in the education field in Cameroon. Teachers in the country’s eight French-speaking regions have joined their colleagues on strike in its two English-speaking regions. Francophone teachers say they are owed salaries from as far back ...

German police: Thieves stole huge gold coin with wheelbarrow
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:30:00 GMTBERLIN – Berlin police say suspects used a wheelbarrow to make off with a 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions. Police said Tuesday at least two burglars broke into the Bode Museum early Monday morning using a ladder to climb up to a window ...



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