Police said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group by detaining 15 people and raiding more than a dozen properties across Sydney on Thursday. The raids involving 800 federal and state police officers — the largest in the country's history — came in response to intelligence that an Islamic State group leader in the Middle East was calling on Australian supporters to kill, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said. [Full Story]
Scotland Votes on Independence as UK Hangs in the Balance
Voters in Scotland are deciding whether to seek independence from the U.K. in a ballot that could spell the end of a three-century-old union that once dominated the world from America to Australia and trigger a new era of self-determination across Europe. Polling stations...... [Full Story]
The campaign for Scottish independence is taking a cue from one of the [Full Story]
WHO: 700 More Ebola Cases Emerge in Only 1 Week
The World Health Organization says more than 700 more Ebola cases emerged [Full Story]
ISIS Posts Video of Captive British Journalist
The Islamic State group released a video Thursday of a British freelance [Full Story]
Syria's army declared a victory against insurgents last week when it pushed [Full Story]
Merkel Trust in Scots No Vote Shows Europe Unprepared
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is counting on Scots to reject [Full Story]
Warnings by conservative groups and Republican lawmakers that the Islamic State plans to launch a terrorist attack on U.S. soil from Mexico are groundless, according to the Department of Homeland Security. [Full Story]
With the prominent Scottish Catholic philosopher John Haldane having expressed concerns about the fate of the Church in an independent Scotland, 100 Scottish Catholics paid for an ad to proclaim that "a 'Yes' vote makes possible a more socially just Scotland." [Full Story]
Chinese-backed hackers infiltrated the computer networks of airline, shipping and information technology companies responsible for transporting personnel and weapons for the U.S. military, a Senate investigation found.There were 20 such breaches between June 2012 and May... [Full Story]
After about 15 hours of flying and five hours of meetings, sleep finally caught up with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad. It was 6:04 p.m. After sinking into his seat at the center of the cavernous interior of a C-17 military transport plane, he cradled his... [Full Story]
President Barack Obama plans to announce a major offensive this week against the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, including U.S. military involvement. [Full Story]
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