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Referendum campaigns make final push  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:55:35 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  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:44:48 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. 
Lagos collapse 'killed S Africans'  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:51:43 GMT
At least 67 South Africans were killed when a church hostel belonging to Nigerian TV evangelist TB Joshua collapsed in Lagos, President Zuma says. 
Thai murder police to quiz Britons  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:26:12 GMT
Police investigating the murders of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller in Thailand say two British men are "possible suspects" and will face questioning. 
China leader Xi begins India visit  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:47:43 GMT
China's President Xi Jinping begins his first official visit to India aiming to improve ties and boost Chinese investment. 
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. 
Shares plunge after Russian arrest  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:41:55 GMT
Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov is put under house arrest on suspicion of money-laundering, and shares in his company Sistema tumble. 
Richard III death injuries revealed  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:29:50 GMT
King Richard III was probably killed by two blows to the head during a "sustained attack", according to new research. 
Dozens killed in Syria air strikes  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:58:46 GMT
Almost 50 people have been killed by two days of government air strikes in an opposition-held town in central Syria, activists say. 
Obama to address troops on IS plan  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:32:43 GMT
US President Barack Obama is to address troops involved in his new strategy to "degrade and destroy" Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. 
Indian villagers mourn dead monkey  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:48:21 GMT
Nearly 200 Indian villagers shave their heads to try to ward off bad luck as they mourn the death of a monkey from their local temple. 
VIDEO: Nasa names US spacecraft companies  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:35:17 GMT
Nasa chooses two private companies to build a new generation of spacecraft that will take their astronauts to the International Space Station. 
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 
VIDEO: Lasers deliver brighter 3D films  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:16:04 GMT
BBC Click looks at a new laser projector that promises to deliver brighter and clearer pictures. 
VIDEO: One-minute World News  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:41:58 GMT
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