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Alex Salmond Salmond to quit after Scots vote No

Alex Salmond is to step down as first minister of Scotland and Scottish National Party leader after voters rejected independence in Thursday's referendum.

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GSK fined $490m by China for bribery

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

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David Cameron

David Cameron: 'I am delighted'

Speaking outside Downing Street, the prime minister said he was ''delighted'' with the outcome of the Scottish referendum, which he said had "electrified politics in Scotland".

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Sunflowers: Good enough to eat?

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Where Norway meets New Zealand

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Storm

Nature's most electrifying show

Storm chasers flock to remote Catatumbo in Venezuela, where some experts estimate that lightning strikes roughly 140 to 160 nights a year.

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How an octopus strangled its lover to death

Discover how In a single, extraordinary act, a female octopus surprises her mate, and changes how we think of her kind.

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Where does an aircraft go to die?

In the desert dry of the south-western US, vast ‘boneyards’ are homes to thousands of aircraft that have come to end of their flying days.

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