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Eight dead in Florida house shooting

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 21:36
A grandfather shot dead his daughter and her six children before taking his own life at a home in Bell, Florida, police say.

At-a-glance: Referendum night

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 21:15
An at-a-glance guide to the Scottish independence referendum results night.

'Scotland writes history' - front pages

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 21:09
While papers went to press before the results of Scotland's independence referendum were declared, the story is nonetheless on front pages.

In pictures: Scotland decides

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 20:50
Images from the Scottish independence referendum

Australia boosts parliament security

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 19:44
Security is being upgraded at the Australian parliament following "chatter" suggesting extremists could target it for attack, PM Tony Abbott says.

Slippery banana study wins Ig Nobel

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 17:48
Research that investigated why bananas are slippery when you step on them wins one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.

'Electoral fraud' in Glasgow probed

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 17:42
Police investigate allegations of 10 cases of suspected electoral fraud at various polling stations around Glasgow.

Court to decide on abuse legal aid

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 17:39
The High Court is due to decide whether to allow a challenge to rules that determine whether victims of domestic abuse get legal aid in family cases.

VIDEO: Serbian towns hit by flooding

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 17:13
More than 400 people have been evacuated from Serbian towns because of flooding following heavy rainfall in the east of the country.

Ebola 'threat to world security'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 17:10
The UN Security Council declares the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to international peace and security.

Alibaba sets share price at $68

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 16:52
Chinese online giant Alibaba prices its shares $68 ahead of the start of trading on Friday, making it one of the biggest stock market listings ever.

Clackmannanshire No is first result

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 16:38
The first result in the Scottish independence referendum is announced, with most people voting "No" in Clackmannanshire by 54% to 46%.

Vigilantes tackle post-storm looting

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 16:21
Vigilante groups in Mexico's Baja California Sur state set up patrols to try to stop looting in the aftermath of hurricane Odile.

'Artificial eye' to detect particles

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 16:12
The human eye has inspired physicists to create a processor that can analyse particle collisions 400 times faster than currently possible.

Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 16:03
A three-day curfew imposed by Sierra Leone to try to stop the spread of Ebola comes into effect, but critics say it will achieve little.

In Scotland History Is Made... But At A Golf Club

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:56

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews voted to allow women for the first time in its 260 year history.

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Obama praises 'excellent' Poroshenko

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:53
President Barack Obama has given his support to the visiting Petro Poroshenko, describing himself as a "strong friend" to Ukraine's leader.

Obama hails Congress vote on Syria

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:48
President Obama says Congress's backing for his $500m plan to aid moderate Syrian rebels shows that the US is united against Islamic State.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:43
Which animal fought a valiant battle against an escalator?

How real is The Riot Club?

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:40
How real is the Riot Club?