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September 17, 2014 10:06
Pro and anti-independence supporters wave posters outside a campaign event in favour of the union in Clydebank, Scotland, September 16, 2014. (Reuters/Dylan Martinez)
Scottish independence referendum LIVE UPDATES
Scottish voters go to the polls on Thursday to choose whether or not to break away from the UK and form an independent state. With the “Yes” and “No” campaigns neck and neck in the polls, these final hours could be crucial in deciding the outcome.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (Reuters/Miguel Vidal) Independent Scotland ‘could take years’ to join EU - Spanish PM
Scotland’s hopes of joining the European Union as an independent state were cast into doubt when Spain’s prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, said it could take years for it to be integrated.
Still from twitter.com RT exclusive: From London banker to ISIS militant - one man's terror trail
“I look forward to death with a smile.”
Reuters/Russell Cheyne
​‘What’s left is us’: Final-day push before historic Scottish independence vote
Campaigners on both sides of Scotland's independence referendum are trying to sway over 4 million registered voters in a last-day push before the historic vote gets underway.
AFP Pgoto/Cyril Villemain #Indyref: What impact will social media have on Scotland vote?
Less than two days before Scots hit the polls, social media has been a primary platform in shaping the merits of union vs. independence. With millions of posts, shares and related content flooding the web, Thursday’s vote may very well teeter on a tweet.
Reuters/Paul Hackett ‘End intimidation of journalists covering Scottish referendum’ – trade union leader
Journalists must be allowed to cover the Scottish referendum debate without fear of intimidation, a trade union leader has said. The remarks follow public outcry against the BBC’s alleged anti-independence “bias.”
David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg (Reuters/Dylan Martinez/Paul Hackett/Luke MacGregor) Power play: UK leaders pledge further devolution if Scots vote ‘No’
Westminster party leaders have signed a joint pledge promising “extensive new powers” for the Scottish parliament if voters reject independence in Thursday’s referendum.
REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah Thousands of Brits attempt suicide while waiting for help
Thousands across the UK have attempted suicide as they face "unacceptably long" waits for psychological treatment, experts have warned.
Reuters/Stephen Hird ​British Army didn’t breach Iraqi prisoner's rights – ECHR
An Iraqi civilian who was found dead four months after being released by the British Army during the Iraq War did not have his human rights breached, the European Court of Human Rights ruled.
The West must form an alliance with Putin in the global war against jihadist extremism, according to Nigel Farage. (Reuters / Francois Lenoir) ‘Putin on our side’: Farage demands West work with Moscow to defeat ISIS
The West must desist from its staunch opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s policy in Ukraine, and form an alliance with Moscow in order to defeat Islamic State (IS), UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage has said.
Reuters/Dylan Martinez #indyref 2014: Social media's best reactions to Scottish independence campaign
Scotland’s drive for independence may signal the most historic moment in UK history. Despite the gravity of the vote, some are taking a more light hearted approach. From memes to trolling, here are a few of the best social media moments’ of #indyref 2014.

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