Multinational coalition to fight Islamic StateMultinational coalition to fight Islamic State

PARIS -- More than 30 countries are pledging to participate in a coherent global strategy to combat IS extremists before they gain more territory in Iraq and Syria.

Scotland decides, print and multimediaScotland decides, print and multimedia

EDINBURGH -- Scots go to the polls Thursday to vote for independence. Overnight counting will take place in each of Scotland's 32 regional centres.


Berlin Marathon – world's fastest courseBerlin Marathon – world's fastest course

BERLIN -- The world's leading runners will be aiming to break a record time of 2:03:23 set in 2013 by Kenya's Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich on the fast, flat course.

QS world university rankings list 31 countriesQS world university rankings list 31 countries

LONDON -- This year's world university rankings put the U.S. in top position with 51 institutions followed by UK (29), Germany (13), Netherlands (11), and Canada (10).


Rosetta comet landing site chosen – it's "site J"Rosetta comet landing site chosen – it's "site J"

DARMSTADT -- The European Space Agency announced Monday that the robot lander of the Rosetta spacecraft will descend to "site J" on November 11.

Saudis push to keep Hajj free from deadly virusSaudis push to keep Hajj free from deadly virus

JEDDAH -- Saudi Arabia has increased infection control measures to avoid an outbreak of the deadly MERS virus during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in October.


Road World Championships, print and multimediaRoad World Championships, print and multimedia

PONFERRADA -- From September 21-28 the world’s elite cyclists will convene in Ponferrada to battle for the coveted rainbow jersey and title of World Champion.

Sep 23: Ryder Cup, print and multimediaSep 23: Ryder Cup, print and multimedia

GLENEAGLES -- America's top golfers will lock horns with holders Europe in a bid to win back the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland from September 25 to 28.


Sep 16: Champions League, print and multimediaSep 16: Champions League, print and multimedia

MADRID -- Real Madrid open the defence of their title against Switzerland's FC Basel, while runners-up and city rivals Atlético travel to Greece to take on Olympiacos.

25 Years after the fall of the Berlin Wall
25 Years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

BERLIN -- Germany marks Unity Day on October 3 and the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9. But 25 years after the dramatic events, deep divisions remain.


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