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In pictures: Scotland decides

BBC News Feed - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 04:50
Images from the Scottish independence referendum

Call for more local council powers

BBC News Feed - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 04:34
Councils in England are calling for an urgent meeting of a constitutional convention to consider the wider impact of the Scottish referendum.

'No' leads in Scottish referendum

BBC News Feed - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 03:52
The campaign to keep Scotland in the UK takes the most votes so far in the independence referendum, as counting continues across the country.

Australia boosts parliament security

BBC News Feed - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 03:44
Security is being upgraded at the Australian parliament following "chatter" suggesting extremists could target it for attack, the PM says.

Uzbek first daughter hires PR help

BBC News Feed - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 03:00
London firm batting for fallen Uzbek first daughter

Slippery banana study wins Ig Nobel

BBC News Feed - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 01:48
Research that investigated why bananas are slippery when you step on them wins one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.

'Electoral fraud' in Glasgow probed

BBC News Feed - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 01:42
Police investigate allegations of 10 cases of suspected electoral fraud at various polling stations around Glasgow.

Court to decide on abuse legal aid

BBC News Feed - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 01:39
The High Court is due to decide whether to allow a challenge to rules that determine whether victims of domestic abuse get legal aid in family cases.

VIDEO: Serbian towns hit by flooding

BBC News Feed - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 01:13
More than 400 people have been evacuated from Serbian towns because of flooding following heavy rainfall in the east of the country.

Ebola 'threat to world security'

BBC News Feed - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 01:10
The UN Security Council declares the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to international peace and security.

Alibaba sets share price at $68

BBC News Feed - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 00:52
Chinese online giant Alibaba prices its shares $68 ahead of the start of trading on Friday, making it one of the biggest stock market listings ever.

Clackmannanshire No is first result

BBC News Feed - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 00:38
The first result in the Scottish independence referendum is announced, with most people voting "No" in Clackmannanshire by 54% to 46%.

Iran 'must up IAEA co-operation'

BBC News Feed - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 00:29
Western powers tell Iran that it must step up its co-operation with the world's nuclear watchdog if it wants a deal to ease sanctions.

Forest land rights need global focus

BBC News Feed - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 00:21
Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says.

Vigilantes tackle post-storm looting

BBC News Feed - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 00:21
Vigilante groups in Mexico's Baja California Sur state set up patrols to try to stop looting in the aftermath of hurricane Odile.

'Artificial eye' to detect particles

BBC News Feed - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 00:12
The human eye has inspired physicists to create a processor that can analyse particle collisions 400 times faster than currently possible.

Where is England's hidden art?

BBC News Feed - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 00:03
Where can you find England's hidden art?

Obama praises 'excellent' Poroshenko

BBC News Feed - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 23:53
President Barack Obama has given his support to the visiting Petro Poroshenko, describing himself as a "strong friend" to Ukraine's leader.

Obama hails Congress vote on Syria

BBC News Feed - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 23:48
President Obama says Congress's backing for his $500m plan to aid moderate Syrian rebels shows that the US is united against Islamic State.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC News Feed - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 23:43
Which animal fought a valiant battle against an escalator?
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