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US, Canadian Jets Intercept 8 Russian Aircraft
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, Sept 20: Two F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military airplanes that neared the western coast of Alaska, military officials said Friday.

At about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, two Canadian CF-18 fighter jets intercepted two of the long-range bombers about 40 nautical miles (64 nautical kilometers) off the Canadian coastline in the Beaufort Sea.
UN Urges Global Support For Iraq To Fight Terror
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UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20: The U.N. Security Council urged the international community Friday to expand support for the Iraqi government as it fights the Islamic State group and its allies, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said there is a role for nearly every country in the world — including Iran.

The presidential statement approved by all 15 council members at a meeting chaired by Kerry expressed "deep outrage" at the killing, kidnapping, rape and torture carried out by the Islamic State group. Some of those acts might constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, it said.
Fierce Fighting In Yemeni Capital Kills 120
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SANAA, Yemen, Sept 19 :  Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen battled in the streets of the Yemeni capital for a second day Friday in fighting that has killed at least 120 people, driven thousands from their homes and virtually shut down the country´s main airport. The battles are raising fears of greater sectarian conflict, unseen for decades in Yemen.

Yemen has been chronically unstable for years. But its main fight has been by the government against al-Qaida militants who operate in the south and the mountainous center of the country.
UK To Make Changes After Scotland Vote Keeps Union
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LONDON, Sept 19: Voters in Scotland have rejected independence, but leaders of Britain´s three largest parties have promised Scots more autonomy than they have won so far.

Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday he also wants to give England, Wales and Northern Ireland greater independence from central government. Here´s a look at how things might change.
Nepal Clears Indian Firm To Build Power Plant
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KATMANDU, Nepal  Sept 19: Nepal´s government has endorsed plans for Indian company GMR to build the Himalayan nation´s largest hydro power plant in a small step toward easing chronic power shortages and attracting new investment, officials said Friday.

The $1.15 billion Upper Karnali Hydro power plant would be the biggest private foreign investment in Nepal, putting India ahead of northern neighbor China which has long shown interest in developing Nepal´s power industry.
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