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Day in pictures: 19 September

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 04:23
News images from around the world: 19 September

Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 04:20
Turkey allows thousands of Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State to cross its southern border, as the militants close in on a strategic Syrian town.

Alonso leads Hamilton in Singapore

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 04:11
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was the surprise pacesetter ahead of Lewis Hamilton in first practice at the Singapore Grand Prix.

Tax and spending devolution: for richer or poorer?

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 04:09
What will be the effect of handing tax control to the nations?

In quotes: Reaction to the 'No' vote

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 04:08
Scotland has voted 'No' to independence. Here is what some of the leading figures in the campaign have said about the result

Google, Apple to encrypt by default

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 03:55
Google and Apple commit to encrypting users' data by default, to protect against hackers and the requests of law enforcement agencies.

Teenager dies in County Down crash

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 03:08
A 19-year-old man dies following a car crash in County Down on the main coast road between Newcastle and Annalong.

As Scotland Rejects Independence, Cameron Promises More Autonomy

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-19 03:08

At final count, the "no" votes won by a margin of 55 percent to 45 percent. The British prime minister said it had settled the question "for a generation."

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Caution for 'murder plot' schoolgirl

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 03:07
A second girl in an alleged murder plot against a teacher is given a police caution.

PODCAST: The nuance of inflation

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-09-19 03:00

We have screens at the ready here to watch what happens when stock in the massive Chinese online commerce operation, Alibaba, starts trading in New York. Shares will start at $68, the top of the company's range. But while many investors are eagerly diving in, others are advising caution. Plus, as we've been hearing, the Scots have voted to stay with the United Kingdom, and this--among other things--has a bearing on interest rates. And as Marketplace celebrates its 25th birthday this year, we are looking at the surprising, sometimes delightful and sometimes destructive ways that prices have changed during that quarter century. Last week, we heard a classical definition of inflation from the Harvard professor who literally wrote the textbook definition. But price changes have many causes and can effect people with varying incomes quite differently. Today, we talk to Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington.

Dennis Waterman to leave New Tricks

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 02:58
The 66-year-old actor - one of the original cast - will leave the show in Autumn 2015

Pregnancy hormone link to poor maths

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 02:45
Research suggests children born to mothers who have low thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy do worse at maths.

VIDEO: Social media clues to better education

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 02:28
IBM and a UK college have created a social network to help staff get a better understanding of their pupils.

GSK fined $490m by China for bribery

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 02:28
China fines UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) for bribery and its former head of Chinese operations is given a suspended jail sentence.

Pardew accuses fans of 'hysteria'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 02:27
Alan Pardew says Newcastle United fans have created "mass hysteria" at St James' Park after his side's poor start.

Li Na: China's trailblazing tennis star

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 02:26
Trailblazing tennis star Li Na's legacy

Liberian female rebel arrested

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 02:22
Rights groups welcome the arrest in Belgium of a female commander of Charles Taylor's rebels for war crimes allegedly committed during Liberia's civil war.

Uganda's prime minister sacked

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 02:20
Uganda's president sacks his prime minister, a former close ally now seen as a potential rival for 2016 elections.

Clashes in Yemen capital Sanaa

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 02:18
Fighting between Shia rebels and Sunni militias in Yemen escalates, with clashes on the outskirts of the capital, prompting airlines to suspend flights.

VIDEO: First buyer drops brand-new iPhone 6

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 02:15
The first person to buy the iPhone 6 in Perth, Australia, dropped his new gadget during an interview with a TV reporter.
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