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Campaigns seize on Scotland pledge

Both sides in the Scottish independence referendum debate seize on a pledge by the three main Westminster parties to devolve more powers.

PCC resigns over child abuse scandal
South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright resigns over the Rotherham child abuse scandal.

Ukraine rebels to get self-rule
Ukrainian MPs adopt a law granting special status to rebel-controlled regions in the east and an amnesty for rebel fighters.

UN calls for $1bn to fight Ebola
The UN says it needs $1bn to fight the West Africa Ebola outbreak, described as "unparalleled in modern times".

CCTV released in Thai murder hunt
The families of two murdered Britons in Thailand pay tribute as police hunting for suspects release CCTV images.

UK inflation rate falls to 1.5%
Cheaper food and fuel prices helped to push down the UK consumer price inflation rate to 1.5% in August, official figures show.

Deadly shooting at Copenhagen court
One person has been shot dead and another wounded at a court building in Copenhagen, Danish police say.

Sighting of missing girl's rucksack
Police investigating the disappearance of schoolgirl Alice Gross say there has been a new sighting of her rucksack.

First US strike under new IS plan
The US carries out an air strike in support of Iraqi troops under attack by Islamic State, the military says, the first under an expanded mission.

Stephen's £5m to fund cancer units
Plans for spending almost £5m raised by 19-year-old cancer sufferer Stephen Sutton, who died in May, are revealed.

Actor Steve McFadden accepts damages
Actor Steve McFadden has accepted "substantial damages" from the News of the World's publishers and the Metropolitan Police, a judge is told.

Six regions hit new house price peak
Six regions of the UK now have average house prices higher than their pre-financial crisis peak after values rose again in July, official figures show.

VIDEO: Stephen Sutton's £5m charity legacy
Plans for spending almost £5m raised by teenage cancer sufferer Stephen Sutton have been revealed.

VIDEO: On front line near IS-controlled Zumar
Jim Muir reports from the front line near IS-controlled Zumar, near Mosul, where Kurdish forces are fighting Islamic State militants.

VIDEO: Crimewatch marks 30th anniversary
Television show Crimewatch is marking 30 years of helping to solve crimes by appealing to the public for information.

VIDEO: The evolution of smart watches
A new range of smart watches are coming but will they have the right features to tempt consumers?

VIDEO: Haiti's disease fighting eco toilet
Poor sanitation has caused serious health problems in Haiti - but could a special eco toilet improve the situation?

AUDIO: Violin or guitar: Which is easier?
Following comments on Today that the violin is more "difficult" than the guitar, two musicians have spoken out in defence of their instruments

VIDEO: Dr Edhi: A life helping Pakistan's poor
Sixty years ago, Abdul Sattar Edhi gave up everything to start a charitable organisation, dedicated to improving the lives of the poor in Pakistan.

VIDEO: Friends again: Cafe marks 20 years
In honour of the 20th anniversary of the start of the Friends series, a pop-up coffee shop is opening in New York City.

Cameron's plea, and 'bloodbath in paradise' - the papers
David Cameron's emotional speech in defence of the United Kingdom makes the front pages, as does the murder of two Britons in Thailand.

Clooney to receive honorary Globe
US actor, director and producer George Clooney is to receive an honorary award at next year's Golden Globes.

Noisy neighbours 'top nuisance list'
More than a quarter of UK adults have had a problem with a nuisance neighbour in the past year, a survey for consumer organisation Which? suggests.

Halfpenny's Toulon deal in jeopardy
Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal is not ruling out terminating Leigh Halfpenny's contract over injury worries.

An English Champions League winner?
The Champions League group stage starts on Tuesday, with English teams looking stronger than in recent seasons.

Hamilton & Rosberg 'like enemies'
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff reveals to Andrew Benson the extent of the rivalry between team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

'Stupid' injury nearly cost Franklin
Britain's Mallory Franklin will race at the Canoe Slalom World Championships despite a freak injury in training.

Everton 'can plan for stadium move'
Everton can move forward with a plan to build a new stadium in a Liverpool park, the city's council says.

Phones 4U founder attacks networks
Phones 4U founder John Caudwell blames the demise of his former company on the 'ruthless' actions of the mobile phone networks.

VIDEO: Have you heard of Alibaba?
Alibaba is the world's biggest e-commerce firm but most people in the West haven't heard of it.

Passport delay victims 'need refund'
Passport applicants who paid £30 extra to avoid missing travel because of processing delays should get refunds, MPs say.

VIDEO: Strugglers 'more likely to vote yes'
Andrew Neil on the campaign with Yes Scotland in Hamilton, a traditional Labour seat visited by Nicola Sturgeon.

Call for further cut in sugar intake
The target to reduce sugar consumption should be much more ambitious, health experts say.

AUDIO: 'New solution' on polio being tested
An innovative vaccine delivery method called the Nanopatch is being evaluated by the World Health Organisation in the hope it can be used to help eradicate polio.

Heads attack no-notice inspections
Head teachers say that carrying out Ofsted inspections without warning is like treating school staff as "naughty children".

AUDIO: Should students learn to cook?
Some parents, concerned about their children's welfare when they go to university for the first time this weekend, have been signing them up for cookery classes.

Microsoft buys Minecraft for $2.5bn
Mojang, the Swedish firm behind the popular video game Minecraft, is bought by Microsoft for $2.5bn (£1.5bn).

VIDEO: Indian launch for Android One phone
Google launches the first Android One branded smartphones in India.

Red card for 'greenest' government
The government is failing to reduce air pollution, protect biodiversity and prevent flooding, a cross-party body of MPs says.

VIDEO: People power sparking renewable energy
In a shantytown in Rio De Janeiro, a British-backed scientific initiative harnesses the energy we generate in our daily lives to light up a football pitch.

Morrissey bemoans acting elitism
Actor David Morrissey says that people from poorer backgrounds are being excluded from entering the acting profession due to a lack of funding.

VIDEO: Professor Green: 'Good and bad days'
Professor Green spoke to BBC Breakfast about his new single Lullaby.

Why don't children want to learn the violin?
More children are playing instruments today than two decades ago - but is the violin seen as too difficult?

Why are people not going on as many trips?
People in England made an average of 923 trips each last year.

Car crashes into train at crossing
A driver escapes injury after her car collides with a train on a level crossing in Berkshire.

Four found guilty of rapper murder
Four men from Bedford have been found guilty of murdering a 19-year-old rapper in a fight sparked by a music video.

UDA murder plot accused in court
Four men appear in court charged with attempting to murder two former leaders of the loyalist Ulster Defence Association.

Whyte's former castle home sold
The 16th Century Highland castle repossessed from former Rangers owner Craig Whyte by the Bank of Scotland is sold.

'Damaged' child removed from mother
A 13-year-old girl effectively shut off from the outside world can be separated from her mother and moved from Northern Ireland, a High Court judge has ruled.

Sinn Féin move 'motivated by arrest'
Promotion prospects are limited for any police officer who signs an arrest warrant for a Sinn Fein member, a Policing Board member claims.

Man 'forced to work without pay'
A father and son forced a vulnerable man to work 15-hour-days unpaid at their farm every day for 13 years, a court hears.

Passport service 'almost collapsed'
A Welsh MP says the Passport Office saw 'chaos on an unparalleled scale' at the height of the processing backlog.

Death sentence for Nigeria mutineers
Twelve Nigerian soldiers are sentenced to death for mutiny after shots were fired at their commanding officer in the city of Maiduguri in May.

Guinea-Bissau army chief sacked
Guinea-Bissau's president dismisses the head of the armed forces, Gen Antonio Indjai, who has been indicted in the US on drugs-trafficking charges.

Nato troops killed in Kabul bombing
A Taliban suicide car bomber attacks a foreign military convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing three Nato soldiers and injuring at least 16 civilians.

Tardy ex-minister chased off plane
Irate passengers prevent a senior Pakistani politician from boarding a flight, after they were kept on board for two hours until he arrived.

Russia 'must boost Crimea forces'
Russia needs to boost forces in Crimea because of the Ukraine crisis and a foreign military build-up, Russia's Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu says.

French PM faces confidence vote
Prime Minister Manuel Valls will try to persuade France's National Assembly to back his deeply unpopular government, in a key vote of confidence.

Hurricane Odile stuns Mexico resorts
Hurricane Odile causes devastation in the beach resorts of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, triggering looting in some areas.

Rio police 'corruption' arrests
Police in Rio de Janeiro have arrested 22 of their own officers for alleged involvement in a bribery and extortion racket.

Six police killed in Egypt bombing
Six Egyptian policemen have been killed by a roadside bomb in the Sinai peninsula, the interior ministry says.

Migrant boat sinking 'kills 500'
About 500 migrants drowned after their ship was rammed by another boat near Malta last week, the International Organization for Migration says.

Obama 'to pledge troops for Ebola'
President Obama is to announce plans to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to help fight the Ebola virus, US officials say.

Radisson halts Vikings sponsorship
Hotel chain Radisson suspends its sponsorship of NFL team Minnesota Vikings after one of their players was charged with child abuse.

Day in pictures: 15 September
News images from around the world: 15 September

In pictures: Scottish independence referendum campaign
Yes and No campaigns in the final weekend

In pictures: Oscar Pistorius verdict
Pictures from the verdict

Oxford hosts photography festival
Oxford's first international photography festival

Week in pictures: 6-12 September 2014
Some of the best news photos from around the world

Day in pictures: 12 September
News images from around the world: 12 September

Debatable Land
One foot in Scotland, the other in England

In pictures: Richard Kiel
Life and career of actor Richard Kiel

VIDEO: House of Commons
Tory MP John Baron asks an urgent question on the government's response to Islamic State.

VIDEO: Cancer teen's mum: 'He touched so many'
Stephen Sutton's mother Jane pays tribute to her son as someone who ''lived life to the full'', as plans are revealed for spending the money he raised in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

VIDEO: On patrol with Kurds fighting IS in Iraq
A report from Kurdish-held territory in northern Iraq, as US Secretary of State John Kerry agrees a plan to tackle the jihadists.

VIDEO: Why are London pavements exploding?
Two van drivers had a lucky escape after a pavement explosion in central London which was caught on CCTV.

VIDEO: Hurricane Odile stuns Mexico resorts
Hurricane Odile causes devastation in the beach resorts of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, triggering looting in some areas.

VIDEO: 'Number of suspects' in Thai deaths
Police investigating the deaths of two Britons in Thailand say they are focussing on the Burmese migrant community, reports Jonathan Head on Koh Tao.

VIDEO: Preacher releases church collapse video
Preacher TB Joshua believes the church collapse in Nigeria is linked to a plane being seen overhead shortly before the building fell.

VIDEO: 'I just couldn't bear it anymore'
Almost one in six mental health patients in England have attempted suicide because of long waiting lists for therapy, according to new research.

VIDEO: S Yorks PCC Shaun Wright quits
South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright has resigned over the Rotherham child abuse scandal.

Surviving childhood in Africa
Are we seeing a child ‘survival revolution’?

The tricky business of policing sex in public
Should the police intervene when people have sex in public?

Build your Martian dream home
Is this how the cities of Mars will be built?

Seven amazing Minecraft creations
Seven of the most eye-popping Minecraft creations

Africa's first education tablet
How Africa's first education tablet computer was created

The church described as a 'symbol of evil'
Should a ruined church linked to Hitler be rebuilt?

What makes a global top 10 university?
What are the world's best universities?

'Stand up' says Kanye West to wheelchair-user
Kanye West asks fans to prove their disability to him

Viewpoint: Why Islamic State will not endure
Why Islamic State will not endure

How is the referendum affecting markets?
How is the Scottish referendum affecting markets?

Scotland's vote weighs on Europe
A breakaway Scotland would worry some EU members