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Salmond to quit after Scots vote No  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:20:43 GMT
Alex Salmond is to step down as first minister of Scotland and Scottish National Party leader after voters rejected independence in Thursday's referendum. 
French launch first strikes on IS  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:30:36 GMT
President Hollande says France has carried out its first air strikes against IS militants in Iraq, joining the US in military action against the group. 
Sarkozy announces return to politics  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:47:06 GMT
French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy returns to politics, announcing on his Facebook page that he will seek the leadership of main centre-right party. 
Alibaba shares surge on NY debut  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:51:19 GMT
Alibaba's shares open significantly above their initial price on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, a sign of the excitement surrounding the Chinese internet giant. 
Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:58:32 GMT
A three-day curfew is underway in Sierra Leone to enable health workers to find and isolate cases of Ebola, but critics warn it will achieve little. 
Guilty plea in US embassy bombings  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:14:51 GMT
An Egyptian man accused of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania pleads guilty in a New York court. 
Ukraine joins regional military unit  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:13:48 GMT
Defence ministers from Poland, Ukraine and Lithuania sign an act to form a new joint military unit of several thousand soldiers. 
GSK fined $490m by China for bribery  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:28:01 GMT
China fines UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m for bribery and gives a suspended jail sentence to its China head. 
Iran Happy dancers given 91 lashes  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:14:36 GMT
Six Iranians arrested for filming a video tribute to Pharrell Williams' song Happy are sentenced to 91 lashes and jail terms, their lawyer says. 
eBay flaw has existed for months  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:38:46 GMT
A dangerous flaw that has exposed eBay customers to malicious websites has been affecting the site since at least February, the BBC has found. 
Ukraine exits next year's Eurovision  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:32:38 GMT
Ukraine announces it will not take part in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest due to financial constraints. 
VIDEO: California 'King fire' doubles in size  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:31:41 GMT
Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes in northern California after a wildfire burning out of control doubled in size in just 12 hours. 
VIDEO: US jet in emergency landing  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:12:04 GMT
A JetBlue airlines A-320 flying over California has been forced to make an emergency landing when an engine problem caused smoke to enter the aircraft's cabin. 
VIDEO: Madrid opposes Catalan referendum  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:39:32 GMT
The Spanish government in Madrid says a referendum in Catalonia would be illegal under the national constitution. 
VIDEO: One-minute World News  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:05:45 GMT
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