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Scottish ministers 'back Sturgeon'  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:19:07 GMT
Half the Scottish cabinet are publicly backing Alex Salmond's deputy, Nicola Sturgeon, to replace him as SNP leader and first minister. 
Week in pictures: 13-19 September 2014  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:19:20 GMT
The best news photos from around the world 
Day in pictures: 19 September  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:23:08 GMT
News images from around the world: 19 September 
In pictures: Scottish independence referendum results  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:13:28 GMT
Scotland votes "No" to independence 
Your pictures: Vintage  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:26:35 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "vintage" 
Day in pictures: 18 September  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:33:26 GMT
News images from around the world: 18 September 
In pictures: Memory of History  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:48:00 GMT
Lewis Bush's pictures link the past with the present 
In pictures: Scotland decides  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:50:13 GMT
Images from the Scottish independence referendum 
Your Pictures: Photos from Wales  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:26:47 GMT
A selection of your photos from around Wales 
Getting a driving licence without a test  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:03:59 GMT
How I got my driving licence without taking a test 
What now for Britishness?  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:01:36 GMT
What now for the sense of Britishness? 
VIDEO: Westgate mall attack - 60 seconds  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:01:05 GMT
Background to the Westgate mall attack in 60 seconds 
How Liberia lost its handshake  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:15:59 GMT
How Ebola has prevented the traditional Liberian handshake 
The volunteers of Baghdad's peace carnival  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:54:43 GMT
How do you celebrate World Peace Day in Baghdad? 
The power of a red dress  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:46:37 GMT
The power and allure of wearing red