Alex Salmond said he accepted the democratic verdict of the people

Salmond to resign after Scots reject independence

19.09 Scottish First Minister and Scottish Nationalist Party leader Alex Salmond has resigned following the rejection of independence in an historic referendum that attracted a record turnout.

'Better Together' supporters celebrate the result of the referendum

Scotland votes against independence

18.06 The Scottish people have voted against independence, with more than two million people choosing to retain the 307-year union with England.

The statement puts an end to months of speculation that Mr Sarkozy would return to the political scene

Sarkozy to return to French politics

17.53 Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has announced that he is returning to politics, vowing to offer a "new political choice" to disenchanted French voters.

More than 66,000 parents travelling with their children have crossed the southwest US border in 11 months up to 31 August

US officials fight release of migrants on bonds

15.32 The US government has had a policy shift on the provision of bonds for illegal immigrants without criminal records who prove that they have a "credible fear" of returning to their homeland.

MORE STORIES