European stocks edge up but hang on Scotland vote

European stocks edge up but hang on Scotland vote
Europe's stock markets edged higher at the start of trading on Thursday, with all eyes on Scotland's independence referendum, and after Fed-inspired gains overnight on Wall Street.


'Gangnam Style' welcome at Asiad met by 'Pyongyang Style' silence

'Gangnam Style' welcome at Asiad met by 'Pyongyang Style' silence
North Korea were welcomed to the Asian Games on Thursday to the strains of "Gangnam Style", their athletes and officials gave a polite smile but put up a wall of stony silence in return.


Five diamond thieves arrested at Hong Kong gem fair

Five diamond thieves arrested at Hong Kong gem fair
Five would-be diamond thieves have been arrested this week for trying to steal gems worth $880,000 at a jewellery fair in Hong Kong, police said on Thursday.


Polls open in Scottish independence vote
Polling booths opened on Thursday in Scotland's historic referendum on independence, with record numbers expected to cast their vote on whether to stay or leave the United Kingdom.


Yes or No for Celtic in Europa League

Yes or No for Celtic in Europa League
Celtic face a tough trip to Salzburg on Thursday, the day of Scotland's independence referendum, while Everton host Wolfsburg and Tottenham go to Partizan Belgrade as the epic quest for the Europa League reaches the 48-team group phase.


Hurricane Polo surges off Mexico’;s Pacific coast

Hurricane Polo surges off Mexico’;s Pacific coast
Hurricane Polo formed off Mexico's southwestern coast late yesterday, threatening to spark floods and mudslides days after another storm wreaked havoc in popular resorts further north. Polo was cruising parallel to the coast but was expected to bring tropical storm conditions over some Pacific states, according to the US National Hurricane...


'Nessie' leaves Scots wondering as monster vote looms

'Nessie' leaves Scots wondering as monster vote looms
As Scots prepare to vote for or against independence, the Loch Ness monster's thoughts remain typically shrouded in mystery and there are fears he may have already made up his mind.


Four jailed on terror charges in China

Four jailed on terror charges in China
A Chinese court has sentenced four people to between 10 and 20 years in prison on terror-related charges, state media reported, as Beijing furthers a crackdown after a wave of violent attacks. The four individuals were found guilty yesterday of "participating in terrorist organizations, illegally manufacturing explosives, harbouring suspects...