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Counts start in Scottish referendum  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:22:26 GMT
Polls close and counting is under way in the referendum to decide whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent country. 
Video of British hostage released  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:00:17 GMT
A new video is released showing a British man, identified as journalist John Cantlie, believed to be held hostage by Islamic State militants. 
Ebola 'threat to world security'  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:40:52 GMT
The UN Security Council declares the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to international peace and security. 
Ukraine president urges US support  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:47:02 GMT
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko calls on the US to provide military assistance to his country to counter pro-Russian eastern separatists. 
Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps down  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:08:52 GMT
Long-serving Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps down to focus on product engineering, as Mark Hurd and Safra Catz are named as successors. 
Alibaba sets share price at $68  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:15:48 GMT
Chinese online giant Alibaba sets the price of its shares at $68, making it one of the biggest US stock market offerings in US history. 
Senate to back arming Syria rebels  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:40:31 GMT
The US Senate is expected to pass a bill authorising a plan to train and arm Syrian rebel groups to fight Islamic State (IS) militants. 
Mayor Rob Ford vows to beat cancer  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:01:51 GMT
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford thanks his supporters and tells them he will beat the rare, aggressive cancer he was diagnosed with earlier this week. 
Ebola team 'found dead in Guinea'  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:26:15 GMT
Officials in Guinea say they have found the bodies of several people thought to be part of a team of health workers and journalists who went missing earlier this week. 
Archbishop admits 'doubts about God'  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:30:21 GMT
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says he sometimes has doubts in his belief in God, he tells the BBC. 
R&A votes to accept women members  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:34:19 GMT
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club votes in favour of allowing women members for the first time in its 260-year history. 
VIDEO: 'Home of golf' accepts women members  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:16:05 GMT
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews has voted to accept women members for the first time in its history. 
VIDEO: London hosts Turner and Constable shows  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:02:19 GMT
Rivals in life, two of Britain's greatest painters William Turner and John Constable, are the subjects of major exhibitions in London. 
VIDEO: TV forecaster breaks endurance record  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:47:47 GMT
Eli Kari Gjengedal has broken the world record for continuous weather presenting, with 33 hours on screen. 
VIDEO: One-minute World News  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:16:21 GMT
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