This 1999 Hubble telescope image shows Mars when Mars was 54 million miles (87 million kilometers) from Earth. A NASA spacecraft designed to investigate how Mars lost its water is expected to put itself into orbit around the Red Planet on Sunday after a 10-month journey. REUTERS/NASA/Handout

NASA spacecraft approaches Mars

A NASA spacecraft designed to investigate how Mars lost its water is expected to put itself into orbit around the Red Planet on Sunday after a 10-month journey.

Supporters from the "No" Campaign celebrate in Edinburgh, Scotland September 19, 2014. Scotland's First Minister Alec Salmond conceded defeat on Friday over his bid to win independence and demanded the British government rapidly meet its promise of more powers for Edinburgh. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

Scots spurn independence

Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain's remaining global clout.

Ryan Randall plays the bagpipes outside a polling station in Edinburgh, Scotland September 18, 2014. Polling in the referendum on Scottish independence began on Thursday morning, as Scotland votes whether or not to end the 307-year-old union with the rest of the United Kingdom. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

Scots tallying results

Scotland voted on Thursday on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or end the 307- year-old union with England.

South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius leaves the High Court in Pretoria on September 11, 2014, after receiving the verdict in his murder trial. (AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA)

Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday, escaping the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend.

   

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