Scot leader accuses PM of making "false vow"; more international news in brief for Sept 21

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Bangalore, Sept 21: Here are the top international news in brief for September 21 (Sunday):

6.05 pm: Alex Salmond, the defeated leader of Scotland's nationalists, accused Prime Minister David Cameron and other London politicians of tricking Scottish voters out of independence by making a false "vow" about granting them new powers.

5.50 pm: Asian Games: India rowers finish second in heats, qualify for final in men's eight event.

5.15 pm: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key Sunday termed the general election result that gave him a third consecutive term in parliament as the most pleasing.

4.35 pm: Dipika Pallikal assured India of a maiden women's singles squash medal in the Asian Games, while top seed Saurav Ghosal confirmed his third successive podium finish in men's singles after the two reached the semifinals of their respective events.

2.55 pm: French mostly favour military involvement in Iraq - poll.

2.20 pm: The US space agency NASA has announced the opening of registration for its "Mars Balance Mass Challenge" and the launch of its new website - "NASA Solve".

1.45 pm: Afghanistan's two rival presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal today, ending a prolonged stand-off over disputed election results at a pivotal moment in the war-weary nation's history.

1.10 pm: US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has said that 10 Apache helicopters will be given to Egypt to support its counter-terrorism efforts.

12.50 pm: Greek police has dismissed a media report that militants were trained in Athens as pilots.

12.30 pm: Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, who achieved victory in the Sep 17 elections said that he will govern and treat everyone equally irrespective of their political leanings.

11.45 am: United Nations envoy to Yemen, Jamal bin Omar said late Saturday that he had brokered a ceasefire deal between the Yemeni government and Shia Houthi group.

11.00 am: Myanmar president calls for peace: IANS

10.42 am:
Kurdish fighters leave for Syria to face ISIS militants.

10.40 am:
Afghan presidential rivals set to ink 'unity government' deal [Read...]

10.35 am: Man held for unlawfully entering White House was armed, says US Attorney's Office [Read...]

10.26 am: Kuwait beefs up security against IS threat: IANS

10.25 am: Yemen agrees on truce with rebels, says UN envoy: IANS

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