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Daniel Sturridge’s injury is due to England inflexibility, claims Rodgers

• Liverpool striker denied a recovery day by England • Emre Can and Joe Allen also returned to the club injured • Liverpool’s England players in the wars<p>Liverpool are seething at England’s treatment of Daniel Sturridge after the striker had a request rejected for a recovery training session on the …

Big solar storm hitting Earth

Will you be watching for the Northern Lights? Share your photos with CNN iReport.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Youvathana Sok looked up and saw more than just stars in the crisp, clear Maine night sky.<p>A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in …

New poll has Scotland rejecting independence by four-point margin – as it happened

Salmond’s press conference - Sparrow’s verdict Early afternoon summary Salmond accuses Treasury of trying to destabilise banks Early evening summary

Nick Clegg: the 'cat is out of the bag' on more UK devolution

Deputy PM says he will campaign for greater powers for English regions and Wales, regardless of Scotland's referendum result<p>• LIVE blog: all the latest from the campaign trail<p>• How referendum energised devolution across the UK<p>Nick Clegg has said that "the cat is out of the bag" on devolution in the …

Retailers under pressure to back no vote in Scottish referendum

Campaign warning of higher prices following independence backed by No 10, but leading supermarkets refuse to join<p>The UK's biggest retailers are being asked to intervene in the Scottish referendum debate, spelling out how a yes vote next week could force up the costs of doing business in an …

Scottish independence poll shows support cooling as referendum draws near

Latest YouGov poll shows support for the no vote rising by three points to 52%, leaving yes vote support four points behind<p>Support for Scottish independence has fallen by three points in the latest YouGov poll, which has confirmed that the no vote is back in the lead with less than a week before …

David Cameron overrules Philip Hammond on air strikes in Syria

Spokesman says Cameron hasn't ruled anything out after Hammond insisted that UK won't be taking part in strikes<p>David Cameron has overruled the foreign secretary Philip Hammond after he appeared to rule out UK involvement in air strikes against Islamic State (Isis) forces in Syria.<p>Hammond made his …

Scottish independence: Gordon Brown attacks SNP claims over NHS

Former PM says he will return to frontline politics unless first minister withdraws 'nationalist deception' over privatisation<p>• Live updates from the Scotland independence battle<p>Gordon Brown is to take centre stage in the next election to the Scottish parliament if Alex Salmond continues with the …

Fifty-three percent of Scots intend to vote 'no' to independence - poll

LONDON (Reuters) - Fifty-three percent of Scots intend to vote against splitting away from the United Kingdom in next week’s referendum, a poll showed late on Wednesday.<p>'No Thanks' badges are displayed during campaigning by Alistair Darling, the leader of the campaign to keep Scotland part of the …

Spacecraft Snaps Casual Selfie With Passing Comet

The Mars Curiosity Rover isn’t the only lunar explorer that knows how to take a selfie these days.<p>The first of its kind—the Rosetta Spacecraft was …

5 Reasons Why Mario Balotelli Will Be Better at Liverpool Than Manchester City

Link to Media<p>Mario Balotelli is back in England with Liverpool, and he's still attracting headlines everywhere he goes.<p>Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett had to take to the media to reject widespread suggestions on social media that Balotelli was involved in a clash during a …

Soccer

The Apple Watch Was Not Designed Specifically for Me, But It Sure Seems Like It Was

I want an Apple Watch for four main reasons: Because of the nature of my work, the fact that I own two dogs, the fact that I live in a noisy city and …

Opinion

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Scots won’t get independence from a Yes vote

Anti-English sentiments are fuelling Alex Salmond's campaign but they could land Scotland with much worse masters in Brussels<p>In a week’s time, Scotland will not hold a referendum about becoming independent. Everybody is describing it as such. But what is being voted on – and only by those who …

United Kingdom

Scottish independence: Salmond to mark devolution anniversary

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_scotland/1107000/1107505_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1527497906_591dd5e9b0d92a05fd47a19def961b2f<p><b>Scotland is on the "cusp of making history" by voting for independence, the country's first minister has said.</b><p>Alex Salmond described the …

United Kingdom

Most Russian troops in Ukraine have withdrawn, Ukrainian president says

Some 70% of the Russian troops believed to have been in Ukraine have withdrawn back across the border, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said, according to the national news agency Ukrinform.<p>"This is another hope that peaceful initiatives have a good perspective," Poroshenko is quoted as saying …

Two major banks plan London move if Scotland votes to break up UK

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Supporters of keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom have clawed back a 4 percentage point lead over separatists, a YouGov poll showed on Friday with just a week to go before Scots vote in a referendum on independence.<p>The YouGov survey for The Times and Sun newspapers put …

Nigel Farage: Scottish independence campaign is driven by anti-Englishness

Ukip leader says David Cameron is loathed by the Scots and vote is about secession from England<p>• Scottish independence – all the latest developments<p>The campaign for Scottish independence is driven by anti-Englishness, according to the Ukip leader, Nigel Farage.<p>Describing the SNP as "the voice of …

EU Leaders To Decide Whether To Hit Russia With New Sanctions

EU leaders agreed last week to slap more punitive measures targeting Russia's stagnant economy but Friday's ceasefire forced a rethink on the timing of the sanctions.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Wednesday for the new restrictions to be introduced quickly as they could always be lifted if …

Scotland's academics leaning towards no vote, survey reveals

Times Higher Education magazine poll finds 54.8% of university staff will vote no to independence, compared with 41.2% for yes<p>• LIVE blog: all the latest from the campaign trails<p>The no campaign has a sizable 13-point lead over the Scottish independence yes camp among academics, according to a poll …