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  • Researchers locate site of gas chambers in Poland
    Researchers locate site of gas chambers in Poland

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish and Israeli Holocaust researchers say they have discovered the exact location of the building that housed gas chambers at Sobibor, one of the death camps operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland.

  • Another financial crisis is inevitable: Martin Wolf
    Another financial crisis is inevitable: Martin Wolf

    Financial Times’ chief economics commentator, Martin Wolf, contends economic growth is still too closely tied to debt. Wolf’s new book, “The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned—and Still Have to Learn—From the Financial Crisis,” looks at how dependent world economies remain on the creation of money and credit by financial institutions.

  • Upgrade to iOS 8 now or wait?
    Upgrade to iOS 8 now or wait?

    Apple's iOS 8 software update for iPhones and iPads is worth getting — but not necessarily right away. Those with an older device, such as an iPhone 4s or an iPad 2, might want to wait to see whether others ...

  • Scots spurn independence, vote to stay in the United Kingdom

    By Alistair Smout and Angus MacSwan EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain’s remaining global clout. A vote for the 307-year union is a relief for millions of Britons including Prime Minister David Cameron, whose job was on the line, as well as allies across the world who were horrified at the prospect of the United Kingdom's separation. With 31 of 32 constituencies declared, unionists had won 55 percent of the vote while separatists were on 45 percent. ...

  • Scotland's referendum: how the votes are adding up

    EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Votes are being counted from Scotland's independence referendum with most of the first tallies expected to come from the smaller councils. Announcements from the big cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen are expected only around 0400 GMT. The referendum will be decided by a simple majority, meaning the 'yes' and 'no' campaigns are seeking to get more than 50 percent of the votes cast. Below are details of counts which have been declared so far and the councils for which results have yet to be announced. ...

  • Scotland referendum: Live Report
    Scotland referendum: Live Report

    Edinburgh (AFP) - 06:40 GMT - Two-year high - The British pound has hit a two-year peak against the euro, though it has now retreated slightly after official results showed that Scotland has rejected independence.

  • Scots independence polls close, UK's future in the balance
    Scots independence polls close, UK's future in the balance

    By Guy Faulconbridge and Angus MacSwan EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland has voted on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or declare independence to break the 307-year-old union in a finely balanced referendum with global consequences. Scotland's verdict on the union should be clear around breakfast time on Friday, but a YouGov poll of 1,828 voters previously polled indicated 54 percent of Scots would back the union while 46 percent would seek independence. ...

  • Jack Ma set to be one of the world's 20 richest?
    Jack Ma set to be one of the world's 20 richest?

    Alibaba founder Jack Ma is already the richest man in China... but could Friday's listing make him one of the 20 richest people in the world?

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