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  • Tennis star Andy Murray backs Scottish independence

    LONDON (Reuters) - British tennis star Andy Murray came out in support of Scottish independence on Thursday, just hours before millions of his fellow Scots voted in a referendum on whether to end the 307-year union with England. Murray, who has no vote...
  • Scotland’s referendum stirs Kashmiri demands for vote on future

    SRINAGAR India (Reuters) - Kashmiri separatist leaders have seized on Scotland's referendum on independence to demand that India follow through on a promise to grant a similar vote in the disputed Himalayan region. Scotland was voting on Thursday on...
  • Polls show Scots' support for independence slightly behind on eve of referendum

    Polls show Scots' support for independence slightly behind on eve of referendum
    On the eve of Scotland's historic referendum, polls showed support for staying in the United Kingdom just ahead of backing for independence but tens of thousands of citizens were still agonizing over which way to vote on Thursday. Leaders and supporters...
  • New Britain Sex Assault Suspect Arrested After Chase In Hartford, Police Say

    New Britain Sex Assault Suspect Arrested After Chase In Hartford, Police Say
    HARTFORD — A Hartford man suspected of a sexual assault in New Britain earlier this month was caught and arrested Wednesday after stealing a car and leading Hartford officers on a chase, police said. Antonio Ponder, 24, of Edwards St. in Hartford,...
  • Scottish push for indepedence is baffling: Their Take

    Scots free? Voters in Scotland today could end their country's 300-year-old union with England. That possibility perplexes not only many Britons but also President Obama .... In June, Obama said that the United States had a "deep interest" in ensuring...
  • GSK melanoma pill backed by UK cost watchdog with price cut

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's healthcare cost agency NICE has recommended a third new drug for melanoma, this time from GlaxoSmithKline, after the drugmaker offered to supply it at a discount to the state-run National Health Service. GSK currently markets...
  • Flautist Galway tells awards audience of his "bug" for practicing

    * Galway honoured for his popularising of flute * Says he practiced like today's youth play videogames * Sir Neville Marriner, 90, says "chose his parents well" By Michael Roddy LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - James Galway, known as "the man with the...
  • Flautist Galway tells awards audience of his 'bug' for practicing

    LONDON (Reuters) - James Galway, known as "the man with the golden flute", attributed his success in part to his "video-game-like" style of practicing as he received a lifetime achievement award at the Gramophone Classical Music Awards on Wednesday....
  • Whichever side wins Scotland independence vote, UK faces change

    STIRLING, Scotland Seven hundred years ago, Robert the Bruce reclaimed Scottish independence here with the help of a two-handed sword. Thursday, Scotland's current first minister, Alex Salmond, hopes to repeat that success with the help of 16-year-old...
  • 25 Scottish things Great Britain will be sad to lose

    25 Scottish things Great Britain will be sad to lose
    The date of Sept. 18 could soon become a very important date in Scottish history.  After two years of campaigning, the people of Scotland will cast their votes Thursday on whether to remain part of the United Kingdom or to secede.  If the "Yes"...
  • Scottish independence referendum: Authors take sides

    Scottish citizens go to the polls Thursday to vote on a referendum that could make Scotland an independent country. There's definitely no shortage of opinions on the matter, of course; Scots have heard from celebrities including Susan Boyle, Sean...
  • English union apologises for using Victoria Cross on kit

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Rugby Football Union has apologised for causing offence with its decision to use the Victoria Cross as part of England's new kit. An image of the medal, which is the highest award for gallantry that armed forces from Britain and...