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Scottish support for independence at 48 percent, ICM poll shows

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LONDON - Support for independence in Scotland has risen three percentage points to 48 percent, an ICM poll for the Scotsman newspaper showed on Tuesday, two days before a referendum on whether Scotland should split from the United Kingdom.

Scottish 'don't knows' hold key to historic vote

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EDINBURGH - Scotland's independence campaign has stoked strong passions on both sides but with just two days until Thursday's historic referendum, it is the quiet waverers who may hold the balance of power. | Video

A huge euro logo is pictured next to the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) before the bank's monthly news conference in Frankfurt August 7, 2014.     REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

Euro depreciation not sparking currency war

Attempts by the European Central Bank to weaken the euro have the potential to spark a currency war but policymakers across the world are keeping silent, knowing the ECB has scant alternatives to keep its economy afloat.  Full Article | Related Story 

An Islamic State militant (L) stands next to residents as they hold pieces of wreckage from a Syrian war plane after it crashed in Raqqa, in northeast Syria September 16, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

U.N. says 'laws of war' apply in fighting IS

GENEVA - United Nations war crimes investigators for Syria caution world powers preparing military action against Islamic State fighters that the 'laws of war' would apply to them and they must do everything possible to protect civilian populations.  Full Article 

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Belgian scientists block tumour metastasis

Belgian scientists claim to have found a way to inhibit the metastasis of carcinogenic tumours in mice, which as Joel Flynn reports, could potentially open a new avenue of treatment for breast and skin cancers.  Video 

A farmer spreads fertilizer in a paddy field at Traouri village, located in the northern Indian state of Haryana July 5, 2011. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

Tech savvy farmers save India's bread basket

KARNAL India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Erratic weather, rising temperatures, declining water resources and labour shortages are threatening India's bread basket state of Haryana, forcing farmers to adopt technology to ensure food supplies for millions.  Full Article 

A model presents a creation from the Simone Rocha Spring/Summer 2015 collection during London Fashion Week September 16, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Flowers, sportswear triumph in London

Designers take inspiration from nature, sportswear and eclectic pattern mixes for their London Fashion Week collections, offering an array of glamorous gowns and sleek casualwear heavy with hand-crafted details.  Full Article 

An interior view of the eating and meeting room in the 400-year-old former merchant bank building called De Zonnewijser, home to Rockstart Accelerator, a private bootcamp for tech firms, in Amsterdam September 2, 2014.  REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos

Europe’s startups get bootcamp booster

AMSTERDAM - In the two years that Rockstart Accelerator - a private bootcamp for tech firms - has been going, it says the 20 startups it has backed have raised 15 million euros and created nearly 150 permanent jobs.  Full Article | Video 

Hans-Joachim Eckert, Chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee attends a news conference at the at the Home of FIFA in Zurich July 27, 2012 REUTERS/Michael Buholzer

Judge Eckert warns FIFA

MUNICH - Hans-Joachim Eckert, the German judge deciding what action to take following FIFA's investigation into alleged corruption surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes, says he doubts "if soccer and ethics can still fit together".  Full Article 

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U.S. general says ground forces cannot be ruled out in war on Islamic State

U.S. General Martin Dempsey says U.S. military ground forces may be necessary to fight Islamic State if Obama's current policy fails. Vanessa Johnston reports.