Turkish hostages in Iraq released
Freedom at last for dozens of men, women and even children held hostage by Islamic State for three months. It was an emotional end in the Turkish capital to their long journey. They were escorted down the aircraft's steps by the Turkish prime minister before they were bombarded by their families and friends. They were diplomats, soldiers and employees, who been taken from the Turkish consulate as IS fighters overran the northern city of Iraq in June. Earlier Ahmet Davutoglu flew into Sanliurfa to greet the 46 Turkish hostages and three Iraqis, who'd been freed.
(SOUNDBITE) TURKISH PRIME MINISTER AHMET DAVUTOGLU, SAYING: "Today is not only acelebration day for you and your families, it is a very significant day for the whole nation. I wish from God that all of our days in future will be as good as this one and we will never experience such a sadness ever again."
It's believed they were released along the Syrian-Turkish border. They were brought to southern Turkey in the early hours of the morning. The circumstances behind their freedom remains unclear but Turkey has refused direct involvement in the military campaign against IS partly because of fears over their safety.
Storm leaves 200,000 displaced in Philippines, heads for Taiwan
Streets turned into rivers and homes half submerged. The storm Fung-Wong slammed into the northern Philippines on Friday, killing several people and bringing the capital to a near standstill. Now the huge mopping up operation begins. Layers of thick sludge and debris must be cleared from roads and homes. Many areas are still without power. Hundreds of towns across the country were flooded, with some areas as much as two metres underwater. Around 200,000 people have been forced out from their homes to stay in shelters, like these,converted schools and public buildings. With just a plastic bag to carry the few possessions they managed to salvage, many must rely on food handouts to survive. Fung-Wong arrived as Manila was recovering from another storm the previous week. The tropical storm, which has weakened, is now churning towards Taiwan and expected to hit on Monday.
Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond to resign after No vote
A grueling night for the defeated leader of the independence campaign Alex Salmond.Looking drained, he said it was time to move on.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) SCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTY LEADER, ALEX SALMOND, SAYING: "For me right now, therefore, there is a decision as to who is best placed to lead this process forward. I believe that this is a new exciting situation that is redolent with possibility, but in that situation I think that party, parliament and country would benefit from new leadership.Therefore I have told the national secretary of the Scottish National Party that I shall not accept nomination for leader at the annual conference in Perth on the 13th-15th November.For me as, as leader my time is nearly over, but for Scotland the campaign continues and the dream shall never die."
Across the country, emotions were heightened and passions divided. Scotland had spurned independence but here in Glasgow, where nationalists were in a majority divisions were particularly deep. The trouble began when the Union supporters fired a flare and charged, but their numbers dwindled away later. Several arrests were made after rival Union and independence supporters gathered in George Square in the centre of the city...divided in joy and disappointment over the fate of their country....