Scotland votes 'No' to independence

Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

Scotland votes to stay in the United Kingdom and First Minister Alex Salmond accepts defeat but calls for a pledge of more devolved powers to be honoured.

Japan to restart whaling programme

Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

Japan vows to restart its Antarctic whaling programme next year despite an International Whaling Commission vote that the hunt is illegal.

GSK fined $490m by China for bribery

Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

China fines UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) for bribery and its former head of Chinese operations is given a suspended jail sentence.

French launch first strikes on IS

Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

France has carried out its first air strikes against IS militants in Iraq, the French presidency says, joining the US in military action against the group.

Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown

Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

A three-day curfew begins in Sierra Leone to enable health workers to find and isolate cases of Ebola, but critics warn it will achieve little.

Australia boosts parliament security

Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

Security is being upgraded at the Australian parliament following "chatter" suggesting extremists could target it for attack, the PM says.

Eight dead in Florida house shooting

Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

A grandfather shot dead his daughter and her six children before taking his own life at a home in Bell, Florida, police say.

Iran Happy dancers to be lashed

Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

Six Iranians arrested for filming a video tribute to Pharrell Williams' song Happy are sentenced to 91 lashes and jail terms, their lawyer says.

Catalan move after Scotland vote

Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

Catalonia's President Artur Mas is to comment on the Scottish referendum result as he prepares his region for a similar vote in November.

VIDEO: First buyer drops brand-new iPhone 6

Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

The first person to buy the iPhone 6 in Perth, Australia, dropped his new gadget during an interview with a TV reporter.

Slippery banana study wins Ig Nobel

Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

Research that investigated why bananas are slippery when you step on them wins one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.

China tennis star Li Na retires

Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

China's sporting hero Li Na announces her retirement from tennis at the age of 32, citing injury problems.

Parenting divide: Religion v tolerance

Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

A Pew survey shows that ideology influences parenting values, Germany's crumbling infrastructure, and moving Argentina's capital.

The minute Scotland knew

Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

60 seconds of joy and despair, as news of the 'No' vote broke on social media

'The dream is over' for #YesScotland

Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

How the #indyref played out on social media.

VIDEO: Fancy a look inside Downing Street?

Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

Some Westminster landmarks normally closed to the public, including Downing Street, will be open this weekend.

VIDEO: California 'King fire' doubles in size

Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes in northern California after a wildfire burning out of control doubled in size in just 12 hours.

VIDEO: 'Home of golf' accepts women members

Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews has voted to accept women members for the first time in its history.

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.

VIDEO: TV forecaster breaks endurance record

Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

Eli Kari Gjengedal has broken the world record for continuous weather presenting, with 33 hours on screen.