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Islamic State Plot in Australia Raises Questions

Some terrorism experts saw the plot as a potential shift in Islamic State's focus from creating an Islamic caliphate in the Middle East. Others said it is more likely a symptom of policy confusion within a disparate group

Everything You Need to Know About Alibaba and its Mega-IPO

What you need to know about the Chinese Internet firm's massive U.S. IPO

Roadside Bomb Kills 4 UN Peacekeepers in Mali

(BAMAKO, Mali) — A spokesman says four U.N. peacekeepers were killed in in northern Mali when their vehicle hit an explosive. Olivier Salgado of the U.N. peacekeeping mission says a car containing Chadian troops hit the roadside bomb Thursday near Aguel’hoc. In addition to the four killed, three peacekeepers were wounded. The region has been…

Scottish Golf Club Votes to Allow Female Members

It's a historic day for Scotland as women will be able to join the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews for the first time

Royal & Ancient Votes to Admit Female Members

The Royal & Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews has voted overwhelmingly to admit female members for the first time. The club, exclusively for men since it was founded in Scotland 260 years ago, released a statement Thursday saying 85 percent of those who took part in the ballot voted in favor of allowing female…

Leading Bahrain Activist Released From Jail

(MANAMA, Bahrain) — Bahrain’s Interior Ministry says police have released human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja, who was detained last month after landing in the Gulf Arab country on a visit to see her jailed father. Al-Khawaja faces charges of assaulting police after she refused to hand over her mobile phone during questioning at the airport.…

Cutting the Red Tape

New Indian leader Narendra Modi has pledged to get the country back on the path of growth by launching economic reforms—but he faces entrenched opposition. Will Modi succeed?

Scotland Heads to the Polls to Vote on Independence

Voters as young as 16 get to decide if their country should be independent

Australian Police: Raids Thwarted Beheading Plot

(SYDNEY) — 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. MoreAustralian Police Foil Islamist Terrorist Plot in Country’s Largest Ever RaidKanye West Got Rushed to a Hospital During…

Scotland Is Ready for Independence Says Actor Alan Cumming

NYC-based Scottish actor writes passionate New York Times op-ed explaining why Scotland will be just fine without the U.K.

U.N.’s Flight Marks New Era on Israel-Syria Front

As Syria continues to disintegrate, the odds of Israel giving up the Golan — never a popular prospect among Israelis — appear to be dimming by the day

Scotland Decides Its Fate Today

Voting in the historic independence referendum has begun. Crucially, some 8% of voters remain undecided

What Happened Last Time Scotland Tried for Greater Independence?

Back in 1974, TIME reported that Scots had a "general feeling" of England that "she's a tired old ship that is foundering at sea."

Scotch Whisky Industry Frets Over Scottish Independence Vote

Members of Scotland’s best-known industry are watching the vote for independence with serious trepidation. Lack of certainty about Scotland’s currency, interest rate levels and membership in the European Union—which eliminates trade barriers in its largest market—all compete for the top of the list of worries. Mike Younger, one of the few Scotch executives who will…

Obama Rules Out U.S. Troops in Iraq, Syria

A signal to his generals that ISIS fight won't involve boots on the ground

Visit England’s Strange Border With Scotland

Fascinated with life in the geographic extremities of Britain, photographer Jo Metson Scott spent months documenting life in the northernmost parts of England, where towns and parklands skirt the existing Scottish border

Scottish Athletes Are Going to Have to Make a Very Tough Choice

They'll lose British funding, coaching and facilities if they compete for an independent Scotland

Obama on Ebola: ‘The World is Looking To Us’

Obama confirms U.S. efforts to lead the charge against the Ebola virus sweeping through West Africa

Our Global Cancer Report Card Is Here

In its annual cancer status report, the American Association for Cancer Research highlights new tumor-fighting drugs, and the inevitable spike in cancer cases expected in coming years

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