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Scotland referendum: Is UK less united? | Europe

Scotland has voted against independence from the United Kingdom after a hard fought and passionate campaign. <br>It was a vote that threatened to break up a centuries old union, with far reaching consequences for Britain's standing in the wider world. <br>Opinion polls had suggested a contest too close to …

Thousands of Syrian Kurds flee ISIL

Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey over the past two days, fleeing an advance by fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), who have seized dozens of villages close to the border, the UN's refugee agency says.<p>By Sunday, more than 70,000 refugees had crossed …