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Counting is under way in the referendum to decide whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent country

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As the polls have closed, counting is under way in the referendum to decide whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an...

Rob Ford has a malignant liposarcoma in his abdomen and will begin chemotherapy within 48 hours

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with malignant liposarcoma, a "fairly aggressive" rare cancer, doctors treating him have said. Rob Ford, 45, has a...

The Scottish independence referendum will take place on 18 September, 2014

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The Scottish independence referendum will take place on Thursday, 18 September, 2014. Who can vote? Most people over the age of 16 who live in Scotland...

People are voting on whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent nation

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Voting in the Scottish independence referendum is under way. People are voting on whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent nation. Voters...

Vitaly Zhuravsky is a former member of ousted President Viktor Yanukovych’s Party of the Regions

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An angry mob in Ukraine threw politician Vitaly Zhuravsky into a rubbish bin. Vitaly Zhuravsky can been seen being jostled by the group in Kiev...

The Scottish referendum debate enters the final day of campaigning with both sides making their final pitch to voters

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The Scottish referendum debate enters the final day of campaigning with both sides making their final pitch to voters. It comes as the latest polls...

Toronto Councilor Doug Ford has replaced brother Rob Ford on the October 27 ballot

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Rob Ford told the Toronto Sun that he is feeling "pretty sick" in hospital as he undergoes testing for tumors in his abdomen and...

Bangladesh’s government has proposed measures to lower the marriageable age for men and women, while significantly toughening the penalty for violating the limits

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Bangladesh’s government has proposed measures to lower the marriageable age for men and women, while significantly toughening the penalty for violating the limits. The proposals...

Hillary and Bill Clinton were to headline Senator Tom Harkin's annual steak fry fundraiser in rural Indianola

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Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to Iowa on September 14 to pay tribute to the state's retiring Democratic Senator Tom Harkin as anticipation builds over...

Leader of Sweden's Social Democrats Stefan Lofven has announced he will try to form a government after their election win, but will not work with the far right

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Leader of Sweden's Social Democrats Stefan Lofven has announced he will try to form a government after their election win, but will not work...

President Barack Obama will delay taking executive action on immigration until after the midterm elections in November

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President Barack Obama will delay taking executive action on immigration until after the midterm elections in November, White House officials said on September 6. The...

Hillary Clinton won't make a decision about a 2016 presidential bid before the end of 2014

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Former U.S. Secretary of State, Senator and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton has said she won't make a decision about a 2016 presidential bid...

The US economy added 142,000 jobs in August 2014, less than the lowest estimate

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According to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US economy added 142,000 jobs in August 2014, less than the lowest...

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen McDonnell, have been found guilty of corruption

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Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen McDonnell, have been found guilty of corruption. Bob McDonnell, who left office in January 2014, was...

The ECB has cut its key interest rate to lowest ever level

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The European Central Bank (ECB) has cut its benchmark interest rate by 10 basis points to 0.05%, and introduced new stimulus measures. The ECB had...

Protests in Pakistan had been peaceful until August 30, when violence broke out

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Pakistan’s parliament is holding a joint session as PM Nawaz Sharif seeks to rally support against protesters calling for his resignation. Clashes between security forces...

Barack Obama has said he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum wage as the US rebounds from recession

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In a Labor Day speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, President Barack Obama has said he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum...

Libya’s PM Abdullah al-Thani has resigned in a move to end the power struggle in the country

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Libya’s PM Abdullah al-Thani has resigned in a move to end the power struggle in the country. Abdullah al-Thani's cabinet said it was resigning to...

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan served three terms as Turkey’s prime minister

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Turkey’s outgoing PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been officially sworn in as the country’s president after winning the first public vote for head of...

Brazil's presidential candidates have taken part in the first TV debate of the campaign

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Brazil's presidential candidates have taken part in the first TV debate of the campaign. Incumbent President Dilma Rousseff faced her main rivals Marina Silva of...

President Francois Hollande has named a new cabinet under PM Manuel Valls

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France’s President Francois Hollande has named a new cabinet under Prime Minister Manuel Valls, dropping ministers who rebelled against austerity cuts. The first government of...

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has dissolved parliament and called snap elections for October 26

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Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has dissolved parliament and called snap elections for October 26, as government forces continue to fight pro-Russian rebel forces in...

France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls has submitted the government's resignation to President Francois Hollande and has been asked to form a new cabinet

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France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls has submitted the government's resignation to President Francois Hollande and has been asked to form a new cabinet. The French...

Coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha has been named the new prime minister of Thailand

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Coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha has been named the new prime minister of Thailand. Prayuth Chan-ocha, 60, was nominated on August 21 in a legislature...

Marina Silva has been formally named as the Brazilian Socialist Party’s new presidential candidate

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Marina Silva has been formally named as the Brazilian Socialist Party’s new presidential candidate. Environmental campaigner Marina Silva, 56, replaces the late Eduardo Campos, who...