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UK to make changes after Scotland vote keeps union

UK to make changes after Scotland vote keeps union

Voters in Scotland have rejected independence, but leaders of Britain's three largest parties have promised Scots more autonomy than they have won so far. Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday he also wants to give England, Wales and Northern Ireland greater independence from central government. Here's a look at how things might change. THE REFERENDUM...

Voting begins in Scottish referendum

Voting begins in Scottish referendum

People in Scotland have begun voting on whether the country should stay in the UK or become an independent nation. Voters will answer "Yes" or "No" to the referendum question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" With 4,285,323 people - 97% of the electorate - registered to vote, a historically high turnout is expected. Votes will...

Scottish independence: Voting under way in referendum

Scottish independence: Voting under way in referendum

People in Scotland are voting on whether the country should stay in the UK or become an independent nation. Voters will answer "Yes" or "No" to the referendum question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" With 4,285,323 people - 97 percent of the electorate - registered to vote, it is expected to be the busiest...

Nato plans 4,000 strong rapid reaction force

Nato plans 4,000 strong rapid reaction force

The UK is to contribute a quarter of the troops in a new 4,000-strong Nato rapid reaction force for initial deployment in the Baltics, easing anxiety among member states near Russia's border that the Kremlin could repeat its aggression in Ukraine elsewhere in the region. The announcement will come against the backdrop of peace...

Obama, Cameron unite in defiance of ISIS

Obama, Cameron unite in defiance of ISIS

David Cameron and Barack Obama have said they are determined to "confront" militant group Islamic State (IS). Writing in the Times ahead of a Nato summit in Wales, the UK and US leaders said people who wanted an "isolationist approach" misunderstood the situation. They also said Nato must have a strong presence in eastern Europe...

UK close to identifying Foley killer

UK close to identifying Foley killer

The UK is close to identifying a suspected jihadist who is believed to have beheaded a journalist, ambassador to the US Peter Westmacott has said. The UK has been trying to identify the Islamic State militant with an English accent who appears in footage of the killing of US journalist James Foley. "We are very...

Freed After Abduction

Mujibur's driver missing again

Hours into his release by abductors, Rezaul Haque, the driver of expatriate BNP leader Mujibur Rahman, went missing again. Rezaul along with Mujibur, an expatriate in the UK, were kidnapped in Sunamganj on May 4. They were freed on Monday morning in Tongi, Gazipur. Walking free after over three months, the two reached Mujibur's residence in the capital's Gulshan around 10:00am. The BNP leader then asked the driver to go to his ancestral home in Sunamganj, Mujibur's brother-in-law Anwar Hossain told...

UK condemns US journalist 'beheading'

UK condemns US journalist 'beheading'

British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond has described the apparent beheading of a US journalist by an Islamic State militant with a British accent as "an appalling example of the brutality of this organisation". The foreign secretary said a video of the killing appeared to be genuine. He added that...

BNP leader's missing driver found in capital

BNP leader's missing driver found in capital

Rezaul Haque, driver of expatriate BNP leader Mujibur Rahman both of who were released yesterday over three months into their abduction, was found in Dhaka today hours after he went missing again. Police were taking Rezaul to Sunamganj, their home district from where they were kidnapped, Harun-Or-Rashid, Sunamganj superintendent of police, told The Daily...

Man dies after 35 found in shipping container

Man dies after 35 found in shipping container

A man has died after 35 people - including children - were found in a shipping container at Tilbury Docks. The survivors - believed to be from the Indian subcontinent and suffering from severe dehydration and hypothermia - are being treated at nearby hospitals. The discovery was made on Saturday when the ship, which had...

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