The Spanish government in Madrid says a referendum in Catalonia would be illegal under the national constitution.
Artist Rose Wylie wins the John Moores Painting Prize, one of the UK's most prestigious art awards, at the age of 80.
Defence ministers from Poland, Ukraine and Lithuania sign an act to form a new joint military unit of several thousand soldiers.
Mexican police find the body of Aquiles Gomez, who was believed to be one of the top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel.
The Queen says she believes Scotland will unite in a "spirit of mutual respect and support" following the independence referendum.
Uefa president Michel Platini insists he will not return a watch given to him by the Brazilian Football Confederation.
Restructuring at the Phones 4U head office is resulting in 628 redundancies, but 887 jobs in stores will be preserved.
Joyce Thacker, director for children's services, to leave council in Rotherham, UK, in wake of abuse report scandal
An Egyptian man accused of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania pleads guilty in a New York court.
Alibaba's shares open significantly above their initial price on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, a sign of the excitement surrounding the Chinese internet giant.
Alex Salmond is to step down as first minister of Scotland after voters decisively rejected independence.
Ukraine announces it will not take part in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest due to financial constraints.
Lewis Hamilton set the pace in second practice at the Singapore Grand Prix as title rival Nico Rosberg is 13th fastest.
French fighter jets have launched their first air strikes against Islamic State in northern Iraq as Kurds in northern Syria flee attacks by IS militants.
Former President Nicolas Sarkozy announces he is returning to French politics in a statement on his Facebook page.
Actors, athletes and musicians join the White House in a public drive to prevent sexual assault on US university campuses.
A dangerous flaw that has exposed eBay customers to malicious websites has been affecting the site since at least February, the BBC has found.
Police recover the mountain bike ridden by a convicted murderer who is wanted in connection with the disappearance of 14-year-old schoolgirl Alice Gross.
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A ruling on the 2018 and 2022 World Cups corruption probe will not be made until next spring, says Fifa's ethics chief.