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Rural 'no' votes appear to doom dream of Scottish independence

Rural 'no' votes appear to doom dream of Scottish independence

Early figures on Friday indicated the turnout for Scotland's historic independence referendum could be the highest ever in the United Kingdom, for a vote that could break up the centuries-old union.

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U.N. to deploy Ebola mission as death toll reaches 2,630 UN says $1.0 billion needed to fight Ebola 25 killed in clashes in northern Yemen 45 dead after Nigeria building collapse U.S. Embassy in Uganda tells citizens to seek shelter amid anti-terror operation Ebola spread is exponential in Liberia, thousands of cases expected soon: WHO

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British journalist purportedly shown in IS propaganda video US House votes to arm Syrian rebels Airstrikes on central Syrian city kill nearly 50 US launches first airstrikes on Islamic State in Iraq World leaders pledge to help Iraq fight ISIL 25 killed in clashes in northern Yemen

Europe

Rural 'no' votes appear to doom dream of Scottish independence Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet British journalist purportedly shown in IS propaganda video Scotland to decide on secession from United Kingdom Polls show Scottish opponents of independence with slight lead ahead of vote Ukraine ratifies EU deal, offers special status to rebels

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Australian PM cites 'chatter' of attacks on government, parliament China sentences four for explosives, bid for 'jihad': report Fiji's military ruler headed for big election win About 100 rescued from sunken Philippine ferry Vietnam building deterrent against China in disputed seas with submarines 120m girls sexually abused says UN

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US House votes to arm Syrian rebels U.S. Embassy in Uganda tells citizens to seek shelter amid anti-terror operation Ex-US envoy 'laundered money in Austria'

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British journalist purportedly shown in IS propaganda video

Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Thursday that they said shows British journalist John Cantlie in captivity saying he will soon reveal "facts" about the group to counter its portrayal in Western media. Scotland to decide on secession from United Kingdom US House votes to arm Syrian rebels China sentences four for explosives, bid for 'jihad': report Airstrikes on central Syrian city kill nearly 50 Fiji's military ruler headed for big election win

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Taliban video shows handover of US soldier

The Taliban have released a video showing the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan.The 17-minute video, made public on ...

Iranians 'released' from jail for making 'Happy' fan video

Police in Iran have released six people who were arrested for posting a video online of them dancing to US pop-star Pharrell Williams' hit song "Happy ...

Thailand army declares martial law

Source: Reuters and agencies / IBTimesThailand's army declared martial law on Tuesday to restore order after six months of anti-government protests wh ...

Turkish mine explosion leaves scores dead

At least 201 people were killed and hundreds more remained trapped underground after an explosion and fire in a coal mine in the western Turkish provi ...

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