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Scotland will "come together" after the referendum regardless of the result, the presiding officer of the Scottish Parliament says, as the formal campaign period begins.
Ukraine's President-elect Petro Poroshenko vows to punish "bandits" after pro-Russian rebels shot down an army helicopter, killing 12 people.
The latest production at the Royal Opera House features the largest number of people on stage - 14 principals, 48 chorus, 12 extra chorus, 26 actors, and 67 community ensemble.
How dental checks are vital to orangutan conservation efforts
Thousands of people gather for a vigil in memory of Stephen Sutton, the teenage cancer sufferer who raised millions of pounds for charity.
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