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Scots head to polls for referendum 
  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:53:01 GMT 
    Millions of people in Scotland are heading to the polls to vote on whether the country should stay in the UK or become an independent nation.


Australia in 'beheading plot' raids 
  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:05:17 GMT 
    Police carry out anti-terror raids in Sydney sparked by intelligence that Islamic extremists were planning random killings in Australia.


Nigeria has 'torture officers' 
  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:31:04 GMT 
    Torture has become such an integral part of policing in Nigeria that many stations have an informal torture officer, Amnesty International says.


Syria infant deaths 'due to mix-up' 
  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:17:13 GMT 
    Medics in rebel-held Syria accidentally gave a muscle relaxant to up to 75 children instead of a measles vaccine, killing 15, the opposition says.


India and China sign landmark deals 
  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:10:12 GMT 
    India and China sign 12 agreements, one of which will see China investing $20bn in India's infrastructure over five years.


Murder 'comes naturally' to chimps 
  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:43:17 GMT 
    A major international study finds that killings among chimpanzees result from normal competition, not human interference.


Thai PM sorry for bikini comment 
  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:15:14 GMT 
    Thailand's PM apologises for suggesting tourists in bikinis were vulnerable to attack unless they were unattractive, days after two British holidaymakers were killed.


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.


Ukraine president in key US visit 
  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:01:08 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.


Kate withdraws from Malta visit 
  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:28:53 GMT 
    The Duchess of Cambridge, who is pregnant with her second child, will not visit Malta this weekend on advice of doctors, Kensington Palace says.


BBC team attacked in southern Russia 
  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:55:40 GMT 
    A BBC team is attacked in southern Russia after investigating reports of Russian servicemen killed near the border with Ukraine.


R&A club to reveal women members vote 
  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:56:52 GMT 
    The Royal and Ancient Golf Club will announce on Thursday if it will admit women members for the first time in its 260 years.


VIDEO: ''Golf should be on a par for everybody'' 
  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:42:00 GMT 
    The BBC's Nina Warhurst talks to golfers in Cheshire about a vote by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrew's, Scotland, on admitting women for the first time.


VIDEO: China’s online shopping revolution 
  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:52:53 GMT 
    The Chinese internet giant Alibaba is set to raise billions on the US stock exchange and is expected to be one of the biggest share offerings in history.


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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