A bagpiper leads a pro-Scotland rally in the suburbs of Edinburgh.

Scots turn out for historic vote on future of U.K.

With polls showing a tight contest, the pro-breakaway nationalists and the status quo unionists made frenzied appeals.

    Thai military ruler apologizes for bikini comment

    He apologized for suggesting that tourists visiting the country might be unsafe wearing bikinis in the wake of the killing of two British tourists.

    In fight against drug money, Mexican art galleries suffer

    New money laundering laws spook art buyers who preferred to pay with cash, and a boom is cooling off.

    Iraq fighting exposes cracks in Kurdish success story

    The U.S. strategy to combat the Islamic State leans on the Kurds, but they have problems of their own.

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    Yitzhak Hofi, Israeli spymaster of 1970s and ’80s, dies at 87

    Yitzhak Hofi, Israeli spymaster of 1970s and ’80s, dies at 87

    Mr. Hofi played planning roles in the raid on Entebbe and the normalization of relations with Egypt.

    World Bank: ‘Fear factor’ drives Ebola’s economic impact

    World Bank: ‘Fear factor’ drives Ebola’s economic impact

    Economic losses could grow 8 fold; Doctors Without Borders reports its first infected foreign worker.

    Scottish independence bid has British leaders on the line

    Scottish independence bid has British leaders on the line

    The drive for independence has been fueled by extraordinary anger toward Britain’s political class.

    Post reporter ‘facing interrogation,’ Iranian official says

    Post reporter ‘facing interrogation,’ Iranian official says

    The Iranian government has not said why Jason Rezaian was detained nearly two months ago.

    Thousands still undecided in Scottish independence vote

    Thousands still undecided in Scottish independence vote

    With polls opening Thursday morning, politicians on both sides make a final push to woo this group.

    Ukraine’s leader to come to Washington to ask for aid

    Ukraine’s leader to come to Washington to ask for aid

    Poroshenko will meet with Obama and address Congress as he seeks military and economic assistance.

    American man tries to swim to North Korea, gets arrested

    American man tries to swim to North Korea, gets arrested

    The man, found lying on the banks of a river, told South Korean officials that he wanted to meet the North’s leader.

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    Himalayan death tolls

    Since 1950, around 25,000 summit climbs have been attempted on peaks in the Himalayas with more than 900 people dying in the attempt.

    2009: A Rwanda homecoming

    Former rebels and their families return after 15 years in Congo.

    Refuge: Stories from the Syrian exodus

    Refugees from Syria’s civil war are remaking the political, economic and religious landscape in the Mideast.

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    Israel mourns three teens at public funeral

    The students who went missing in the West Bank in June were laid to rest in the city of Modiin.

    Day in photos

    Berlin Wall slabs, East German secret police archives, Scotland votes on independence, volcano in Java erupts and more.

    Chinese President Xi Jinping visits India

    The three-day visit is expected to focus on India’s need to improve worn-out infrastructure and reduce its trade deficit.

    Scots turn out to vote in independence referendum

    Voters from across Scotland streamed into polling places Thursday to have their say in a historic referendum.

    On Ebola’s front line

    As the Ebola epidemic continues, a new treatment center in Liberia has started accepting patients.

    Hurricane Odile batters Mexico’s Baja peninsula

    Heavy wind and rain cause damage and displace residents and tourists.

    Financial woes roil a part of Iraq used to stability

    Oil-rich Kurdistan region is shaken by Islamic State threat and an economic crisis fueled by budget disputes and corruption.

    Unrest resumes in Ukraine

    Clashes with police erupted during rallies before and after adoption of a “lustration” law.

    Public evenly divided on Scotland referendum

    Both sides make a last push for supporters ahead of a vote on independence.

    Day in photos

    Wildfires in California, National Guardsmen return from Afghanistan, NASA’s Orion test and more.

    Clashes over housing in Brazil

    Riot police evicted activists occupying an abandoned hotel in Sao Paulo. Then violence broke out in the streets.

    Churches step in to help with Ebola prevention

    In Ebola-ravaged Liberia, churches serve as a rare gathering place.

    Animal views

    Fun and fascinating creatures around the world.

    Day in photos

    West Coast wildfires, goldfish surgery, a giant squid, Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano and more.

    Aboard the USS America

    On its maiden voyage, the Navy’s newest warship is sailing around South America to its home port in San Diego.

    Photos of the day

    A mud race for charity, the Miss America pageant, the unveiling of a memorial to Amy Winehouse and more top news photos.