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- France joins US against Islamic State over Iraq
- Long-Lost Roman Fort Discovered in Germany
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a 1,900-year-old Roman fort that once quartered 500 troops in what is today Germany. Researchers knew the area was the site of a village during the first to third centuries, but otherwise, the region's history during the Roman occupation is largely unknown, dig leader Thomas Maurer, an archaeologist at the University of Frankfurt, said in a statement.
- Family of woman jailed in Iran for watching volleyball match seeks help to free her
- Gail Sheehy: Hillary Clinton didn’t feel independent until age 53
- Market needs a 10-20% correction now: Lamensdorf
- Now that the S&P reached 2014 in 2014, is the market's 'liftoff phase' ending?
- Scots spurn independence in historic vote, devolution battle begins
By Alistair Smout and Guy Faulconbridge EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland spurned independence and saved a union dating back 300 years in a historic referendum but its defeated leader said it would hold London to last minute offers of more power that could radically reshape the United Kingdom. A vote for the 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 breaking up. ...
- Alibaba surges 38 percent on massive demand in market debut
By Liana B. Baker, Jessica Toonkel and Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares soared 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance for a piece of what is likely to rank as the largest IPO in history, in a massive bet on China's burgeoning middle class. It was an auspicious debut for the Chinese e-commerce company, which was founded by Jack Ma in his apartment in 1999 and now accounts for 80 percent of online sales in China. ...