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Salmond to quit as Scotland's First Minister

Alex Salmond today said he would be standing down as Scotland’s First Minister and Scottish National Party (SNP) leader.

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Iranians sentenced for taking part in 'Happy' video

Six Iranians who appear in a video dancing to Pharrell Williams’ song 'Happy' and the video’s director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes.

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Sister encouraged UK teen to rape girl

A boy has been found guilty by a UK court of raping a teenager in an alleyway in punishment for spreading rumours about his sister who told the victim “snitches ...

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Catalonia pushes ahead with independence plans in wake of Scottish result

Catalonia’s president Artur Mas says Catalans want the same chance as Scots who were given the right to vote for independence.

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Three dead in Philippine monsoon floods

Three people have died after heavy rains from a storm and the seasonal monsoon caused widespread flooding in the Philippine capital Manila and nearby provinces.

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Three-day lockdown begins in bid to curb Ebola spread

A three-day curfew is under way in Sierra Leone to help health workers find hidden cases of Ebola.

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Father admits murdering his baby daughter

A father in the UK has admitted murdering his baby daughter.

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France's first airstrike in Iraq targets IS compound

France says it has carried out its first airstrike in Iraq and has destroyed a logistics depot held by the Islamic State group.

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Newsreader sacked for calling China President "11"

A news presenter for an Indian TV channel has been fired after she referred to China's president, Xi Jinping as "11 Jinping" - apparently mistaking his name for ...

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Cameron promises new constitutional settlement for entire UK

David Cameron has promised a "new and fair" constitutional settlement for the entire United Kingdom after Scotland voted to reject independence and remain part of ...

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Turnout record for independence vote

Turnout in the referendum on Scottish independence hit a record high for any election held in the United Kingdom since the introduction of universal suffrage in ...

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Strips of pork up nose wins IgNobel prize

There is some truth to the effectiveness of old wives’ tales when it comes to serious medical issues, according to findings by a team from Detroit Medical Centre.

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Eight, including six children, shot dead by grandfather

A convicted criminal killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at his Florida home.

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Hunt for missing Malaysia plane to resume

Crews will resume the underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at the end of the month.

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Scotland says no

Alex Salmond’s dream of independence has been shattered after Scotland voted to stay part of the United Kingdom.

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Scottish police launch electoral fraud probe

Officials at the referendum count in Glasgow are investigating 10 cases of suspected electoral fraud at polling stations.

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