UK's fate on knife-edge

Scottish vote

Scotland holds the fate of the UK and its 307-year-old union with England in its hands.

Scottish 'Day of Destiny' Interpreting the polls Vote: An idiot's guide Murray backs Scotland Vote to impact NZ Scots

Markets swing towards 'No'

British financial markets placed a raft of late bets that Scots would vote "No" to independence.

British journo shown in IS video

A man identified as British journalist John Cantlie has purportedly appeared as a captive of Islamic State militants in a video posted by the organisation's supporters online.

Bikini comment apology

Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha apologised for criticising tourists who wear bikinis in Thailand, comments that sparked an international outcry.

US pledges pledges aid for Ukraine's struggle

The US pledged US$53 million in fresh aid to Ukraine for its struggle against Russia's incursion, including counter-mortar radar equipment.

Actor linked to plot

Sydney man arrested in terror raids allegedly conspired with most senior Australian Islamic State leader, court files show.

Aussie beheading plot

As police hunt for terrorist leader, a 22-year-old is charged with planning to commit offences designed to "shock and horrify".

How Islamic State became a local threat

Melbourne terror raids likely

Lady al Qaeda seeks to drop appeal

A Pakistan-born neuroscientist is trying to abandon her legal fight for freedom, saying the US court system is unjust.

US edges closer to 3rd Iraq war

The US House of Representatives approves President Obama's plan to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels, despite skepticism about its chances for success.

Doctor's Ebola ordeal

Toronto mayor has rare cancer

Rob Ford hospitalised

Toronto mayor who gained global notoriety after addiction battle admitted to hospital with a tumour in his abdomen.

'Day of Destiny' as Scotland votes

It's D-Day for the United Kingdom as 4.2 million Scottish voters go to the polls.

Duchess to miss Malta trip

Kate Middleton, who is pregnant with her second child, will not travel to Malta this weekend on doctor's advice.

Vote may change NZ's flag

Scotland vote in 18 photos

Russia removes forces: Ukraine

Ukraine's president says Russia has removed bulk of its forces from his country, raising hopes ceasefire will last.

No ground war for US

Barack Obama reaffirms he does not intend to send US troops into combat against the Islamic State.

US may use ground troops

Top military officer raises the possibility of using ground troops against the Islamic State, despite pledges from Obama.

Manning weighs in on Iraq

Egypt tourism could recover

Israel probes Gaza conduct

Israel's military opens five criminal investigations into its Gaza war operations.

Teachers held without charge

Two teachers at the prestigious Jakarta International School have been held since July as bizarre details emerge of the child sex allegations being made against them.

Chinese anti-corruption probe

Chinese security agents want to enter New Zealand to interrogate the wife, child, mistress and associates of one of China's highest profile corrupt officials.

Eight die in bus stop crash

Volcano spews lava

400 dead in Kashmir flooding

Elite Indian troops are trying to rescue residents marooned on rooftops and stranded in submerged homes.

Gunmen kill 15 at college

Gunmen have stormed a higher education college in northern Nigeria, firing on fleeing students and setting off an explosion in an attack that killed at least 15 people.

US military joins Ebola fight

A US general will soon be in Liberia, commanding up to 3000 troops and 17 clinics.

Killer allowed to compete

Hundreds feared drowned

Pistorius cleared of murder

Oscar Pistorius has been cleared of premeditated murder but still faces conviction for culpable homicide.

Heading for a historic victory

Early results in Fiji's first election since a 2006 coup give Frank Bainimarama a big lead.

Election Day in Fiji

Excitement in Fiji as they vote for the first time in eight years but democracy may not have much of a new look to it.

Family sues Samoa over prison death

Fiji backtracks on soldier release

Fiji stability 'threatened'

Voreqe Bainimarama says destructive forces re-emerging in Fiji as video of captured soldiers released.