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      Scottish Labour leader stands down

      Scottish Labour Party leader Johann Lamont resigns with immediate effect after accusing the UK party of treating Scotland like a "branch office".

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      Iran hangs woman despite campaign

      Iran defies an international campaign and hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.

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      Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000

      The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak passes 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization's latest report says.

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      Britain must pay EU bill, says MEP

      The rest of Europe expects the UK to settle a £1.7bn EU budget demand "and that's that", a vice president of the European Parliament has said.

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      Man killed in west Belfast shooting

      A man dies in hospital after he was shot in a west Belfast alleyway following what is believed to have been a serious brawl.

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      Cost of driving licence to be cut

      The cost of getting a driving licence is being cut following a recent public consultation, the government says.

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      New HS2 station proposed for Crewe

      A report into the route of the second phase of the controversial fast train project HS2 is expected to recommend a new station be built in Crewe.

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      State of emergency imposed in Sinai

      Egypt declares a three-month state of emergency in parts of the Sinai Peninsula after two attacks there killed at least 31 soldiers.

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      Plan to clamp down on nuisance calls

      Companies which cause "annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety" with marketing calls and text messages could be fined up to £500,000, ministers say.

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      New York axe attack 'terrorist act'

      Police in New York say an axe attack on two officers was a terrorist act carried out by a radicalised Muslim convert.

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      Source: BBC International