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Munich expects 6m visitors at Oktoberfest

Four taps on the keg and the beer started to flow.
Munich mayor Dieter Reiter opened the city's annual Oktoberfest with the traditional call of "Ozapft is" to the delight of thousands...
 

Air France pilots extend strike

Air France pilots have voted to extend their week-long strike over cost cuts and plans for its Transavia unit by a further four days until Sept. 26, the head of the SNPL union said on Saturday....
 

Fence-jumper makes it into the White House

A man jumped over the fence of the White House and made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him, just minutes after President Barack Obama had departed, the Secret Service...
 

49 Turkish hostages freed

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Saturday that 49 hostages who were seized by Islamic militants in Iraq have been freed and safely returned to Turkey, ending Turkey's most serious...
 

Jihadi ideologue calls for freeing Brit hostage

A renowned jihadi ideologue has urged the Islamic State group to release British aid worker Alan Henning, saying Islam forbids harming non-Muslims who work with relief agencies.
Abu Mohammed...
 

Long lines for latest iPhones

Apple Inc'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...
 

Scots say no to independence

Scottish voters have rejected independence from the rest of the United Kingdom in a vote that had threatened to break up the world's sixth-biggest economy.
Below are comments from...
 

Obama says yes to aid but no to weapons for Ukraine

Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko secured $53 million in assistance from the United States on Thursday but President Barack Obama for now turned down his appeals for weapons to fight Russian-backed...
 

Results show Scots set to reject independence

With most votes counted in Scotland's historic independence referendum, results show those in favour of keeping the 307-year union with England are on the edge of victory.
With 29 of 32...
 

International country singer George Hamilton IV dies at 77

Country music legend George Hamilton IV, a star at the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years and known as the "International Ambassador of Country Music," died on Wednesday at a hospital in...