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Scotland votes 'No' to independence

20 min 36 sec ago
As Scotland votes to stay in the UK Alex Salmond calls for the pledge of more devolved powers to be carried out, and David Cameron says the commitments will be honoured in full.
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Shares rise in London on 'No' vote

37 min 16 sec ago
Shares rise in London after Scotland rejects independence, as a rally in the pound fades.
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VIDEO: US jet in emergency landing

37 min 45 sec ago
A JetBlue airlines A-320 flying over California has been forced to make an emergency landing when an engine problem caused smoke to enter the aircraft's cabin.
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Wallace Collection's gallery reopens

43 min ago
The Wallace Collection's Great Gallery, which contains paintings by masters including Rubens, Velazquez and Titian, reopens after a £5m refurbishment.
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Scottish 'No' vote 'relief' for firms

58 min 42 sec ago
Businesses speak of 'relief' over Scotland's rejection of independence, and banks say they will no longer be shifting operations out of Scotland.
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Wembley to host Euro 2020 final

1 hour 36 sec ago
Wembley Stadium will host the final and semi-finals of Euro 2020 while Cardiff misses out completely, Uefa confirms.
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Mugabe critic killed in Lagos church

1 hour 7 min ago
A Zimbabwean opposition politician is among at least 80 people who died when a church hostel in the Nigerian city of Lagos collapsed a week ago.
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Cameron: Let's build a better UK

1 hour 8 min ago
PM David Cameron says it is time for millions of voices in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to be heard after Scotland votes to stay in the UK.
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Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown

1 hour 9 min ago
A three-day curfew begins in Sierra Leone to enable health workers to find and isolate cases of Ebola, but critics warn it will achieve little.
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Pro-gay mosque opens in Cape Town

1 hour 13 min ago
A Muslim academic opens a gay-friendly mosque in South Africa, despite receiving death threats and criticism from parts of the Muslim community.
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VIDEO: Apple fans queue for new iPhone 6

1 hour 18 min ago
Apple's new gadget the iPhone 6 has gone on sale around the world - but many customers have been queuing for days to get their hands on the new device
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Catalan leader praises Scotland vote

1 hour 20 min ago
Catalonia's President Artur Mas says Scotland's independence referendum has "shown the way" for Catalonia, which will continue its bid to split from Spain.
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Day in pictures: 19 September

1 hour 26 min ago
A selection of striking news images from around the world
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Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds

1 hour 29 min ago
Turkey allows thousands of Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State to cross its southern border, as the militants close in on a strategic Syrian town.
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Alonso leads Hamilton in Singapore

1 hour 38 min ago
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was the surprise pacesetter ahead of Lewis Hamilton in first practice at the Singapore Grand Prix.
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Google, Apple to encrypt by default

1 hour 54 min ago
Google and Apple commit to encrypting users' data by default, to protect against hackers and the requests of law enforcement agencies.
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'No World Cup ruling until spring'

2 hours 25 min ago
A ruling on the 2018 and 2022 World Cups corruption probe will not be made until next spring, says Fifa's ethics chief.
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French launch first strikes on IS

2 hours 48 min ago
President Hollande says France has carried out its first air strikes against IS militants in Iraq, joining the US in military action against the group.
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Dennis Waterman to leave New Tricks

2 hours 51 min ago
The 66-year-old actor - one of the original cast - will leave the show in Autumn 2015
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GSK fined $490m by China for bribery

3 hours 21 min ago
China fines UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) for bribery and its former head of Chinese operations is given a suspended jail sentence.
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