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Referendum campaigns make final push  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:20:55 GMT
Both sides in the Scottish referendum campaign make their final pitches to voters as the latest polls suggest the result remains too close to call. 
Ebola global security threat - Obama  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:14:10 GMT
US President Barack Obama calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to security worldwide while announcing a larger US role, including 3,000 troops, to help fight the virus. 
Nasa picks astronaut ship designs  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:42:09 GMT
The US space agency picks the companies it hopes can take the country's astronauts back into space - a capability lost when the shuttles retired in 2011. 
Ukraine rebels defiant over new law  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:05:53 GMT
A key Ukrainian rebel leader tells the BBC a new law granting self-rule to parts of the east will not sway the demand for independence. 
Richard III death injuries revealed  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:05:12 GMT
King Richard III was likely to have been killed by two blows to the head and one to his pelvis, according to new research. 
China leader Xi heads for India  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:57:41 GMT
China's President Xi Jinping makes his first official visit to India, with a focus on improving trade ties and resolving the decades-old border dispute. 
UN brokers Gaza reconstruction deal  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:09:35 GMT
The UN brokers a deal on rebuilding in the Gaza Strip, giving roles to the Palestinian Authority and private sector, its top Mid-East envoy says. 
US man tried to 'swim to N Korea'  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:29:33 GMT
South Korean authorities say they have detained an American man they believe was trying to swim to North Korea. 
US 'would consider Iraq ground troops'  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:44:06 GMT
US ground forces could be deployed against Islamic State militants if the current strategy fails, a top US general says. 
Bangladesh death sentence commuted  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:25:19 GMT
Bangladesh's Supreme Court commutes Islamist leader Delwar Sayeedi's death sentence for crimes in the 1971 independence war to life imprisonment. 
China trial for Uighur academic  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:35:05 GMT
Prominent Uighur academic Ilham Tohti goes on trial for separatism in China's far western region of Xinjiang. 
Fiji coup leader faces electorate  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:59:33 GMT
Voting ends in the first election in Fiji since former military ruler Frank Bainimarama took power in a coup in 2006. 
VIDEO: NASA names US spacecraft companies  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:35:17 GMT
NASA has chosen two private companies to build a new generation of spacecraft that will take their astronauts to the International Space Station. 
VIDEO: Clashes in Brazil following eviction  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:00:49 GMT
There have been clashes in Brazil's largest city Sao Paulo following the eviction of 200 families occupying an old hotel in the city. 
VIDEO: Examining a rare colossal squid  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:18:03 GMT
Scientists have had the extremely rare chance to examine an intact colossal squid after it was accidentally caught in the Antarctic, as Mauricio Olmedo-Perez reports 
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