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Independence is "closer than it's ever been" claims First Minister Alex Salmond, as an opinion poll suggests gains for the Yes campaign.
Officials from around the world start arriving in Wales later for the Nato summit which starts in Newport on Thursday.
The chief constable of South Yorkshire says the BBC put his force in "a very difficult position" over a planned search of Sir Cliff Richard's home.
The parents of Ashya King are to face no further action and should now be reunited with their son, say prosecutors.
Aston Villa get Premier League approval to sign Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley on a season-long loan.
The deadly Ebola outbreak is putting food prices and harvests in West Africa "at serious risk", warns the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation.
The government is considering conducting an inspection of Rotherham Council in the wake of the child abuse scandal in the town, Home Secretary Theresa May says.
Saudi Arabia's interior ministry says it has arrested 88 people suspected of plotting attacks inside and outside the country.
More than 30 teenagers held at a juvenile detention centre in Tennessee escape by crawling through a fence and 17 are still being sought.
It is understood that a young woman from Glasgow has travelled to Syria and has been promoting terrorism back home via her Twitter account.
African farmers face 'failed seasons' risk as a result of being overwhelmed by climate change, warns a status report on the continent's agriculture.
A vulnerable teenager is told he will never walk again after he fell from a bridge trying to escape bullies.
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Residents from the areas close to Heathrow airport have mixed views on the possibility of further expansion.
Europe captain Paul McGinley selects Stephen Gallacher, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood as his wildcard selections for the Ryder Cup.
The US ambassador to London is fed up of being served the dish. Do Britons have an exceptional taste for it?
Former Manchester United and England midfielder David Beckham says he is sad to see Danny Welbeck leave the club.
Rotherham council, police and other agencies failed to protect vulnerable children, the Home Secretary says.
Sir Bradley Wiggins is aiming to become the first man to win successive titles since the Tour of Britain returned in 2004.
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