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Former French president launches political comeback

Former French president launches political comeback

Nicolas Sarkozy announced his political comeback, saying he would seek the leadership of France's main rightist party, opening the way for a possible return to the Elysee Palace in 2017 elections.

Apple faithful line up for latest, larger iPhones

Apple faithful line up for latest, larger iPhones

Apple's latest phone lured throngs of gadget lovers, entrepreneurs and early adapters to its stores in New York, San Francisco and other cities around the world in the latest sign of strong initial demand for the new, larger generation of iPhones.

Cameron risks backlash after Scottish vote

Cameron risks backlash after Scottish vote

Scotland's "No" to independence may have saved British Prime Minister David Cameron his job, but sweeping pledges of a constitutional shake-up could undermine his re-election drive and trigger more political instability.

Scotland rejects independence

Scotland rejects independence

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.

Man kills six grandchildren in US shooting

Man kills six grandchildren in US shooting

A man has killed his daughter and six grandchildren, the youngest just three months old, in a mass shooting at a house in Florida.

Six children killed in US murder-suicide

A 51-year-old Florida man shot dead his daughter and six grandchildren in his home before killing himself, authorities say.

Slippery science - Banana peel study scoops 'award'

Slippery science - Banana peel study scoops 'award'

Researchers who measured the slipperiness of banana peels, the ability of pork strips to stop nosebleeds, and the reactions of reindeer to humans in polar bear suits were among the winners of this year's Ig Nobel prizes for comical scientific achievements.

Ukraine asks US for more support

Ukraine asks US for more support

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko appealed to the U.S. Congress for lethal and non-lethal military aid, more sanctions and a special security status on Thursday during a visit to Washington to bolster U.S. support for his strategy in handling Russian-backed separatists.

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