First minister concedes defeat in Scotland independence vote

EFE | London

First Minister Alex Salmond on Friday conceded the defeat of the "yes" campaign in Scotland's independence referendum and said he accepted the will of the people.

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BRAZIL CHIKUNGUNYA

Number of endemic Chikungunya infections in Brazil rises to 7

EFE | Sao Paulo
The government of the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia confirmed Friday five cases of endemic Chikungunya virus, raising to seven the number of people who have been infected by the virus without leaving the country.
COLOMBIA PROSTITUTION

Colombian city slams article that names it "world's biggest brothel"

EFE | Bogota
Medellin City Hall denounced an article on a British Web site that described that Colombian city as "the biggest brothel in the world," and criticized journalism that specializes in negative reporting.
PEOPLE

Puerto Rican actress Adamari Lopez expecting her 1st baby

EFE | San Juan
Puerto Rican actress Adamari Lopez and fiance Toni Costa announced Friday that they are expecting their first baby, something that the future mom considers a "dream" after overcoming breast cancer eight years ago.
US STOCK MARKET

Alibaba debuts on NYSE; shares up more than 36 pct from IPO price

EFE | New York
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group began trading Friday on the New York Stock Exchange at $92.70 per share, up 36.3 percent from the issue price of its initial public offering, the largest in Wall Street's history.
SOCCER EURO 2020

London to host Euro 2020 final, semifinals

EFE | Geneva
The UEFA Executive Committee has selected London as the host of the finals and semifinals of the Euro 2020 tournament, European soccer's governing body said Friday.
COLOMBIA ENVIRONMENT

Algae invades Colombian island's beaches

EFE | San Andres, Colombia
An unusually robust and early invasion of brown-colored algae has invaded the beaches around this Colombian Caribbean island, potentially posing a threat to tourism, experts and local residents said.
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