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Mass rallies mark referendum climax 
  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:04:30 GMT 
    Both sides in the Scottish referendum campaign hold rallies as they make their final efforts to win over undecided voters.


Ebola global security threat - Obama 
  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:12:41 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.


Ukraine to vet officials for loyalty 
  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:29:12 GMT 
    Ukraine will screen one million civil servants for loyalty to the new government and root out corrupt practices, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk says.


Lagos collapse 'killed S Africans' 
  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:39:06 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 
    Thai police investigating the murders of two UK tourists on a holiday island say two British men are "possible suspects" and 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.


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: Barely a house intact in Ukraine village 
  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:11:52 GMT 
    After a long summer of bombardment by government forces, residents of Luhansk are trying to return to normal life as the BBC's Paul Adams reports.


VIDEO: Lift-off for new US 'space taxis' 
  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: War ammo found in residential garage 
  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:48:18 GMT 
    Munitions and other artefacts from World War One and World War Two have been found during a raid on a residential garage in St Albans, Hertfordshire.


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  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:21:44 GMT 
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