People in Scotland will vote later on whether the country should stay in the UK or become an independent nation.
British Muslim leaders call for the immediate release of Alan Henning, the UK hostage threatened with death by Islamic State extremists in Syria.
Australian police launch anti-terror raids after a call from a senior Islamic State militant for "demonstration killings", PM Tony Abbott says.
Police in Thailand say they have still not formally identified any suspects in the murder of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.
The US House of Representatives approves President Barack Obama's plan to train and arm the moderate Syrian opposition taking on Islamic State.
Islamic extremism in the Middle East and the Rotherham abuse scandal are fuelling a UK far-right backlash, a Home Office adviser claims.
A British nurse who recovered from Ebola travels to the US to donate blood to try to save the life of another victim of the virus.
Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer is arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, police say, the latest such incident to rock the NFL.
Plans that could increase student numbers by 20% have not been adequately funded, a policy analysis report warns.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with a "fairly aggressive" rare cancer, doctors treating him say.
Pointless host Alexander Armstrong will voice Danger Mouse when the much-loved cartoon hero returns to TV next year.
The first healthy UK volunteer has received a candidate Ebola vaccine in Oxford on Wednesday in a safety trial carried out by the University of Oxford.
US filmmaker Frederick Wiseman talks to Tom Brooks about his documentary on the National Gallery
The Chinese internet giant Alibaba is set to raise billions on the US stock exchange and is expected to be one of the biggest share offerings in history.
Nasa chooses two private companies to build a new generation of spacecraft that will take their astronauts to the International Space Station.
Munitions and other artefacts from World War One and World War Two have been found during a raid on a residential garage in St Albans, Hertfordshire.
A new file released by the National Archives has confirmed the use of an 'agente provocatrice', known as Fifi, in World War Two operations.
The fight against the deadly Ebola virus is shaping up to be one of the greatest challenges modern medicine has faced in many years. The BBC takes a look at the scale of the challenge.
Intel says it has several manufacturers building new computers based on the novel dual-screen laptop concept it has just unveiled.
The Scottish independence referendum is covered on most front pages. However, the BBC is reporting only factual accounts of the election throughout polling day.
A printer that creates fake skin to help burn victims heal, kit to check the health of bees and a solar-powered portable cooker win 2014's national Dyson awards.
Maxine Peake's performance as Hamlet is described by critics as "stunningly good", "excellent" and "not fully rounded" after her opening night.
Jose Mourinho says after Chelsea's draw with Schalke that Diego Costa is not yet ready to start more than one game a week.
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club will announce on Thursday if it will admit women members for the first time in its 260 years.
Scotland miss out on automatic qualification for the 2015 Women's World Cup after losing 2-0 to Sweden.
Man City keeper Joe Hart believes his team can qualify for the Champions League last 16 despite losing to Bayern Munich.
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The US Federal Reserve says it will raise interest rates once a "considerable time" has passed after its stimulus programme ends in October.
As Alibaba prepares to float in New York, what view will investors there take of the Chinese e-commerce giant?
The UK rate fell to 6.2% in the three months to the end of July, while the number claiming Jobseeker's Allowance has dipped below one million.