Salmond quits as vote shifts status quo

Despite failing to gain independence, referendum will change how UK is ruled


Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey

Country opens border a day after Isis seizes 24 villages in the region

France launches air strikes in Iraq

French fighter jets ‘completely destroy’ Isis depot

Sarkozy announces a return to politics

Move seen as first step in run for 2017 presidential election

ECB urges Berlin to cut taxes and spend

Bank official Benoît Cœuré calls on Germany to tackle challenges

Bahrain reforms receive lukewarm response

Opposition sceptical of crown prince’s proposals

Russia releases Yevtushenkov

Charges have sparked outcry in Moscow’s business community

Yemeni Houthi militants clash with army

Fears that sectarian violence could derail democratic transition

Californian town runs out of water

East Porterville residents struggle with three-year drought

Catalans stay defiant after Scottish vote

Independence movement vows to press on with November referendum


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