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Fallon: Hostages' fate cannot derail UK's fight against IS

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said the fate of British hostages held by Islamic State militants cannot derail the UK's fight against the organisation.

His comments follow yesterday's release of a new video showing journalist John Cantlie talking to camera, appearing to read from a script.

This report by ITV News Political Correspondent Romilly Weeks contains images from that video:

Alibaba's stock market debut values firm at $231 billion

Alibaba's unofficial closing price of $93.89 (£57.56) on its first day trading on the New York Stock Exchange values the company at $231 billion (£141.6 billion).

Traders work on the floor as they wait for a final price on the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. initial public offering. Credit: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Alibaba's shares surged 38% in what looks to be a record initial public offering, while Yahoo! which holds a large stake in the firm, sold some $8 billion (£4.9 billion) worth of shares today.

However, Yahoo still has a 16.3% percent stake in the company.


Police: Yes and No supporters in Glasgow square 'dispersed'

Most of the independence and Union supporters who were gathered in Glasgow's George Square have now been "dispersed", Police Scotland said.

Unionists gather in George Square, Glasgow. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: "Officers continue to manage the situation and prevent further disruption. Most have now dispersed, a small group remains with police in attendance."

Police separate Yes and No supporters in Glasgow

Police have separated hundreds of independence and union supporters in the crowded Glasgow's George Square.

Police have separated supporters of the Yes and No campaigns. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Officers, some mounted on horses, lined up to divide those waving union flags from Yes supporters.

Glasgow's George Square is packed with hundreds of people. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

The two sides argued over the referendum result and a chorus of Rule Britannia was countered by the Flower of Scotland.

Rule Britannia and Flower of Scotland were sung by the crowds. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Roads around the square were closed as police dealt with the incident.

Police search former home of Alice Gross suspect

A second house being searched in connection with the disappearance of schoolgirl Alice Gross is a former home of official suspect Arnis Zalkalns, the owner has said.

Radoslav Andric said he last saw Zalkalns at the rental property in Hanwell, west London, two days before Alice went missing.

The second house being searched was a former home of suspect Arnis Zalkalns. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

He said the Latvian builder moved out of the property more than a year ago, but had returned to see friends.

Mr Andric said he believed Zalkalns had come back because his bike was not working properly.


Union supporters sing 'Rule Britannia' in Glasgow square

Union supporters have chanted 'Rule Britannia' and 'Scotland said No' in George Square, Glasgow, leading to police separating them from Yes campaigners

ITV News Scotland Correspondent Debi Edward, who is in George Square, said:

Weather: Sunny start to the weekend

Showers may turn thundery in Southern England and Wales but drier in the North tonight.

Cooler in Scotland with temperatures dropping to around 8 degrees but muggy in the south of England with temperatures around 16 degrees.

Bright sunny spells forecast for tomorrow with cloud and drizzle forecast for East Anglia and Yorkshire while temperatures in the South East could reach 22 degrees.

Westminster debate begins on timetable for change

The debate has already begun in Westminster on a timetable for change in Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Prime Minister David Cameron has said English MPs should be the only ones to vote on English matters, which would have potentially seismic implications for parliament.

ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship reports:

Northern England cities inspired by Scotland campaign

The passion stirred up by the Yes campaign in Scotland has inspired similar feelings among some in northern England's larger cities.

In Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle, there is a growing sense that they too, should be given more powers to self-govern.

ITV News Diplomatic Correspondent John Ray reports:

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