News Headlines - 14 October 2012

Scottish independence vote deal finalised - FT.com

David Cameron and Alex Salmond will today formally launch a two-year debate on the future of the UK as the two leaders formally agree the details of the referendum on whether Scotland should become independent.

Mauritania leader flown abroad after shooting | Reuters

Mauritania's president was flown to France for surgery on Sunday after the Western ally against al Qaeda was shot by soldiers in what he said was an accident.

Territory Issues Overshadow Japan's Ambitions for IMF Meeting - WSJ.com

Japan's role as host to the high-profile annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank this past week offered a chance to promote the country's ambition of becoming Asia's leader in the global financial community. Instead, Tokyo's strained ties with its Asian neighbors as well as its insular focus on the strong yen illustrated the difficulties and the limits Japan faces in achieving its vision.

Apple to host October 23 event, iPad mini expected - IBNLive

Apple Inc will host an event on October 23 where it is expected to unveil a smaller iPad that will take on the less expensive devices offered by Amazon.com Inc and Google Inc, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Heather Watson wins Japan Open to end GB's long wait for women's title | guardian.co.uk

Until Sunday, the last time a British woman won a WTA Tour singles title, the Berlin Wall was still standing, Margaret Thatcher was prime minister and Heather Watson was a good four years away from even being born. It has been a long 24 years since Sara Gomer won her title in Aptos, California but now Britain has another female champion after Watson won a nail-biting battle with Chang Kai-cheng of Taiwan to win the Japan Open in Osaka.









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