New Polish PM brings her rival into govt

WARSAW: Poland’s prime minister designate, Ewa Kopacz, brought party rival Grzegorz Schetyna into her new government as foreign minister on Friday to try to neutralize a potential challenge to her aut

Spain hails Scotland’s ‘No’ vote but Catalans defiant

BARCELONA: The Spanish government on Friday welcomed Scotland’s “No” vote on independence, but Catalans set on breaking away from Spain pushed ahead defiantly for their own ballot on self-rule.

Denmark tightens asylum laws citing Syrian influx

COPENHAGEN: Denmark said on Friday it would introduce a new, temporary type of residence permit for asylum seekers fleeing civil wars such as the Syrian conflict after a huge surge in the number of ap

Nigerian police use torture, says Amnesty

JOHANNESBURG: Nigeria’s police and military routinely torture women, men and children as young as 12 with beatings, shootings, rape, electric shocks and pliers used to pull out teeth and nails, Amnest

Man kills daughter, six grandchildren

TAMPA: A 51-year-old Florida man shot dead his daughter and six grandchildren in his home before killing himself on Thursday, authorities said.

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