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France says it launches first air strikes in Iraq

France says it launches first air strikes in Iraq

"This morning at 9:40 (0840 London time) our Rafale jets launched a first strike against a logistics depot of the terrorists," President Francois Hollande's office said a statement issued shortly after the raids.
EU relief at Scotland's 'no' tinged with fear of nationalism

EU relief at Scotland's 'no' tinged with fear of nationalism

Spain's two mainstream national parties welcomed the outcome as showing that the northwestern region of Catalonia, expected to announce bitterly opposed plans on Friday for its own independence referendum, would be better off staying in Spain.
Uganda's Museveni ditches former ally PM Mbabazi in power struggle

Uganda's Museveni ditches former ally PM Mbabazi in power struggle

Amama Mbabazi, a lawyer, had enjoyed a close relationship with Uganda's veteran leader but ties between the two became strained recently, with Museveni accusing Mbabazi of taking decisions in the ruling party without consulting him.
Salmond concedes defeat, demands more Scottish powers fast

Salmond concedes defeat, demands more Scottish powers fast

"Scotland has by a majority decided not at this stage to become an independent country. I accept that verdict of the people," Salmond told independence supporters in the Scottish capital.
Islamic State releases video it says shows British journalist John Cantlie

Islamic State releases video it says shows British journalist John Cantlie

The Islamic State, which controls territory in Syria and Iraq, has already beheaded two American journalists and one British aid worker in recent weeks in what it said was reprisal for U.S. air strikes against it in Iraq.