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For many Pittsburgh-area Scots, pride, history were involved in decision.
New Islamic State video depicts captive British journalist John Cantlie warning against the folly of the coming war effort.
Police in Sydney arrest 15 suspects, then free nine of them, in alleged Islamic State-linked plot to carry out beheadings in Australia.
Discord is mounting between President Barack Obama and military leaders over a blanket presidential prohibition on ground combat.
President Obama spurns request by Ukraine’s president for lethal military aid to counter Russia’s aggression.
Post-Gazette reporter Moriah Balingit and photographer Julia Rendleman traveled to eastern Nepal to report on lives of Bhutanese refugees.
Alibaba, the e-commerce company started in 1959, cemented its reputation as a symbol of China’s economic emergence by raising $21.8 billion.
Scotland has opted against breaking up the United Kingdom to become an independent nation. The margin was 55 percent to 45 percent.
Several opinion polls indicate a razor-thin victory for opponents of separation. But nobody dares predict the result of today’s vote.
Syria’s anti-Assad rebels are being targeted by a fresh wave of attacks and assassinations by the Syrian regime.
BAGHDAD — Iraq’s new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday
In the past two months, more than 1,300 Gazans are believed to have gone to Egypt.
Few expect there will be a meeting between President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
Americans have slipped illegally into poor, deeply suspicious, fervently anti-American North Korea.
Plus: Anti-aging competition; Bill would end ATF; Structures threatened; Ebola recovery expected.
Plus: Arrest spooks billionaires; Afghan journalist killed; Chinese leader in India; Nigerian terrorists strike; Nurse contracts Ebola
President Barack Obama is sending 3,000 U.S. military as emergency aid in West Africa’s fight against burgeoning Ebola outbreak.
Joint Chiefs chairman leaves door open if a U.S.-led coalition with “no U.S. boots on the ground” proves insufficient to defeat ISIS.
Six-point-three million children died last year, mostly from preventable causes, the U.N. children’s agency said Tuesday.
Shaun Wright had clung onto his job as police and crime commissioner for South Yorkshire in the face of the almost-universal criticism
The move left crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air campaign against the Islamic State.
The forum hosted by U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger is part of efforts to hear European ongoing concerns about U.S. surveillance programs.
President Petro Poroshenko’s country chafed at the tentative cease-fire and the slow pace of change.
A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the nation doesn’t have the death penalty. Confused?
PLUS: Mortar fired from Gaza; atrocities in Syria; reprieve for Uber; Uighur prof on trial
Scots living in Scotland will go to the polls Thursday to decide whether to break away from the United Kingdom.
Iran wants no part of any anti-Islamic State coalition that won’t have it as a charter member.
Two loaded boats wrecked in past week, killing 700 people trying to flee Africa for Europe.
Generic deal will bring cheaper hepatitis C treatment to poor nations.
Baja California in Mexico is hit hard by a Category 3 hurricane, leaving behind disaster zones and crumbled resorts.
Qatar has pivotal role in struggle against global terrorists.
Plus: Death sentences upheld; Dissident writer arrested; Plan to save Barrier Reef; Air France flights canceled.
Queen Elizabeth II has broken her silence over the Scottish independence vote Thursday, which would divide the kingdom.
Pro-Russian rebels continued to clash with Ukraine troops in several locations including the Donetsk airport.
While no Arab states have publicly committed to military action, several told the U.S. privately they are willing to join in airstrikes.
British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Sunday to take “whatever steps are necessary” to confront the Islamic State.
PLUS: Sweden shifts in election; hurricane threatens Baja; military threatens vets
There has been just one snag in the diocese’s carefully laid veneration plans: the matter of Archbishop Sheen’s body.
Plus: Pakistan crackdown; Secret access revealed; Journalists intimidated; Criticism disputed.
The United States is pushing a U.N. Security Council bid to force all nations to try to halt the flow of their citizens to militant groups.
Murder trial of Paralympic state Oscar Pistorius ends with culpable homicide finding, but many South Africans are finding the verdict hard
Authorities arrest 10 for attack on teenage activist.
Sectarian violence in Central African Republic has claimed 5,000-plus lives since December, tally finds.
PLUS: Ukraine truce touted; Knife attack sentences; WHO: Ebola overwhelms
Judge Thokozile Masipa said she found Oscar Pistorius had no intention to kill Reeva Steenkamp.
Camels are believed to be the source infecting humans with a contagious and deadly virus spreading through the Middle East.
Better Together campaign to keep United Kingdom united may be short on appeal, but pragmatic financial concerns could prove decisive.
U.S., Arab diplomats agree to boost military and financial efforts against Islamic State.
U.S., Europe to levy more economic sanctions against Russia for its promotion of separatist war in Ukraine, despite a fragile cease-fire.
U.S. combat operations in Syria haven’t been authorized yet, defense officials say.