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Millions in historic Scottish vote

Millions of people in Scotland are heading to the polls to vote on whether the country should stay in the UK or become an independent nation.

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Police carry out anti-terror raids in Sydney sparked by intelligence that Islamic extremists were planning random killings in Australia.

A boy who was 15 years old when he was arrested and detained in Damaturu, Yobe state for being a suspected Boko Haram memberNigeria has 'torture officers'

Torture has become such an integral part of policing in Nigeria that many stations have an informal torture officer, Amnesty International says.

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