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Quebec's neverendum referendum

September 7, 2014 - 7:35pm
How Quebec voted twice on independence, and may again

Second arrest in missing girl hunt

September 7, 2014 - 7:15pm
A second man is arrested on suspicion of murder by police investigating the disappearance of west London schoolgirl Alice Gross.

Economy at heart of Brazil election

September 7, 2014 - 7:02pm
Economy at heart of Brazil's presidential election battle

Fifa World Cup 'hits the poorest hardest'

September 7, 2014 - 7:00pm
The other side of major football tournaments

VIDEO: Dust storm hits Phoenix, Arizona

September 7, 2014 - 6:44pm
Time-lapse footage of a large dust storm in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday.

New Scots powers plan 'within days'

September 7, 2014 - 6:36pm
UK Chancellor George Osborne promises a timetable for further Scottish devolution on the day a poll suggests a narrow lead for the pro-independence side.

French far-right 'at gates of power'

September 7, 2014 - 6:29pm
France's far-right National Front party is dangerously close to winning power in the country, Prime Minister Manuel Valls warns.

Williams wins 18th Grand Slam title

September 7, 2014 - 6:25pm
Serena Williams beats Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets to win her sixth US Open and 18th Grand Slam title.

Win was in sight, says Strachan

September 7, 2014 - 5:56pm
Gordon Strachan believed his Scotland side were going to beat the world champions before Germany claimed victory.

VIDEO: Clashes at Calais over migrant influx

September 7, 2014 - 5:55pm
Protests have taken place at the French port of Calais over the continuing influx of migrants trying to reach the UK.

US 'to go on offensive' against IS

September 7, 2014 - 5:46pm
US President Barack Obama is to set out his "game plan" against Islamic State militants this week, saying "we will defeat them".

Why dozens of India's Asiatic lions are dying

September 7, 2014 - 5:19pm
Why Asiatic lions are dying in dozens

MH370 and the pain of not knowing

September 7, 2014 - 5:07pm
Question that haunts MH370 families six months on

Death sentences after Afghan rapes

September 7, 2014 - 4:54pm
Seven Afghan men are sentenced to death following a gang rape case that has sparked national outrage.

Germany 2-1 Scotland

September 7, 2014 - 4:37pm
Scotland lose their opening Euro 2016 qualifier to Germany as Thomas Muller's double secures a win for the world champions.

Sir Bruce bows out from Strictly

September 7, 2014 - 4:15pm
Sir Bruce Forsyth takes part in a special routine on Sunday's Strictly Come Dancing to mark his departure as one of the show's main hosts.