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URUMQI, China (AP) — A prominent Muslim Uighur scholar being tried on separatism charges told a court in far western China that he never advocated the overthrow of Chinese rule in his native Xinjiang, according to his lawyer.
Tokyo (AFP) - The British pound surged to a more than two-year high against the euro Friday, while it also rallied against the dollar as early results suggested Scotland will vote against independence from the United Kingdom.
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, voted for independence from the United Kingdom, but only by a narrow margin, its counting officer said. The vote was split 53 percent in favor of independence, 47 percent against, not enough to buck the trend of results in other parts of the country. "It certainly isn't good enough given results elsewhere," John Curtice, a professor at Strathclyde University and a leading authority on polling, told BBC Television. (Writing by Mike Peacock)