Britain's finance minister suggested that Britain would consider granting Scotland new powers if voters opt to remain a part of the United Kingdom but cautions that secession would mean losing the pound.
A truce signed Friday between Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels is supposed to pave the way for a political settlement. Fighting has been reported outside Mariupol, a government-controlled port city, and near Donetsk's airport.
The Pentagon's press secretary, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, announced the death in a brief written statement. It took the Pentagon four days to conclusively determine that Godane had not survived Monday's airstrikes.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping's first presidential visit to Pakistan had been scheduled for mid-September. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif tweeted Friday that the visit was postponed and blamed antigovernment protesters who have been demanding his resignation.
Al Qaeda has been increasingly overshadowed by the Islamic State group, a renegade Al Qaeda offshoot. The new Al Qaeda video says its fighters will "storm your barricades with cars packed with gunpowder" in India.
The ferocious attack on Ukrainian troops marked a major intensification in the rebel offensive, one that the Ukrainian government, NATO, and the US say has been sustained by Russia's direct military support.