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Edinburgh (AFP) - 20:15 GMT - What next? - After votes have been tallied, the counting officer in each of Scotland's 32 local authority areas will deliver the result to the chief counting officer, Mary Pitcaithly, in Edinburgh. She has to give her approval before the area can announce its result.
New York (AFP) - The Dow and S&P 500 bolted to fresh records Thursday on continued momentum from Wednesday's Federal Reserve decision and enthusiasm ahead of Alibaba's expected initial public offering Friday.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Shoppers in Sierra Leone rushed to stock up on food Thursday ahead of a three-day nationwide shutdown, during which the country's 6 million people will be confined to their homes while volunteers search house-to-house for Ebola victims in hiding and hand out soap in a desperate bid to slow the accelerating outbreak.