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Scottish Labour leader to quit
Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont is to stand down

Scottish Labour leader to quit

Johann Lamont has resigned as leader of the Scottish Labour Party with a parting shot at the Westminster leadership.

World news

Scared states in Ebola quarantine

Scared states in Ebola quarantine

Alarmed governors of New Jersey and New York have ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly Ebola disease in west Africa.

Sport news

Nadal to miss O2 after shock loss

Nadal to miss O2 after shock loss

Rafael Nadal is to miss the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena to undergo appendix surgery.

Business news

Pocket money rise 'outstrips wages'

Pocket money rise 'outstrips wages'

Children's pocket money payouts have risen more than twice as fast as their parents' wage increases since the late 1980s, research has found.

Technology news

Dark Souls II named game of year

Dark Souls II named game of year

Role-playing game Dark Souls II has been crowned game of the year at the Golden Joystick awards in London, holding off competition from the likes of Metal Gear Solid V to scoop the top prize, which was voted for by the public.

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Brand 'open' to US 9/11 conspiracy

Brand 'open' to US 9/11 conspiracy

Comedian Russell Brand has said he is "open-minded" about the idea that the US government was behind the 9/11 attacks as he made a second appearance on BBC2's flagship Newsnight progamme.

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