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Scottish independence: Decision day 
  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:43:45 GMT 
    People in Scotland will vote later on whether the country should stay in the UK or become an independent nation.

Australia raids over killing plot 
  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:10:27 GMT 
    Australian police launch anti-terror raids after a call from a senior Islamic State militant for "demonstration killings", PM Tony Abbott says.

US House approves Obama Syria plan 
  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:47:05 GMT 
    The US House of Representatives approves President Barack Obama's plan to train and arm the moderate Syrian opposition taking on Islamic State.

Ukraine president in key US visit 
  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:23:01 GMT 
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is beginning a key visit to the US to seek further support to tackle what he describes as Russian aggression.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer 
  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:14:02 GMT 
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with a "fairly aggressive" rare cancer, doctors treating him say.

NFL rocked by new violence arrest 
  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:41:31 GMT 
    Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer is arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, police say, the latest such incident to rock the NFL.

Muslim call for release of hostage 
  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:30:16 GMT 
    British Muslim leaders call for the immediate release of Alan Henning, the UK hostage threatened with death by Islamic State extremists in Syria.

Ebola can 'ruin W Africa economies' 
  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:38:39 GMT 
    The Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic economic impact on three West African countries, the World Bank says.

US Fed to end stimulus in October 
  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:38:42 GMT 
    The US Federal Reserve says it will raise interest rates once a "considerable time" has passed after its stimulus programme ends in October.

Argentina tries 'baby theft' doctors 
  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:06:44 GMT 
    Medical staff go on trial in Argentina charged with kidnapping babies born in captivity to left-wing prisoners during military rule.

Nigeria college attacked by gunmen 
  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:33:14 GMT 
    Gunmen attack a teacher training college in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, with officials saying at least 15 people have been killed.

Hiroshima artworks to go on show 
  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:24:20 GMT 
    Powerful and disturbing paintings by survivors of the 1945 atomic bomb in Hiroshima are to go on show outside Japan for the first time.

VIDEO: Somali PM: 'Al-Shabab amnesty working' 
  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:06:51 GMT 
    Somalia's prime minister says members of the Somali militant Islamist group al-Shabab are responding to a government amnesty and have defected from the organisation.

VIDEO: War ammo found in residential garage 
  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:05:42 GMT 
    Munitions and other artefacts from World War One and World War Two have been found during a raid on a residential garage in St Albans, Hertfordshire.

VIDEO: Politician recovering after bin stunt 
  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:10:43 GMT 
    A politician has told Ukrainian TV he needs to recover "morally, physically and psychologically" after being dumped in a rubbish bin.
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