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Iranian president: IS murders are 'killing humanity'

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has issued a strongly-worded condemnation of Islamic State terrorists he says are trying to "kill humanity".

Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani, condemned IS killings of civilians. Credit: Reuters

In an interview with NBC News, Mr Rouhani said IS murders of civilians were contrary to Islamic teachings.

"From the viewpoint of the Islamic tenets and culture, killing an innocent people equals the killing of the whole humanity," Mr Rouhani said.

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Ballot boxes readied as Scotland prepares to vote

Ballot boxes and signs were loaded into vans earlier as the final preparations began at polling stations across Scotland as the country embarks on the largest vote in its history.

More than four million people are registered to cast their votes across 32 local authorities tomorrow and will determine the country's future, whether as an independent state or remaining part of the United Kingdom.

Ballot boxes and polling station signs are loaded into vans in Edinburgh. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Polling stations are getting ready for the big vote. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

At 7am, 2,608 polling places will open their doors to everyone from teenagers to pensioners eager to put their cross in the Yes or No box.

British Ebola survivor flies to US to help victim

A British man who survived the Ebola virus has apparently travelled to the US in the hope of helping a new victim of the deadly disease.

Will Pooley has reportedly offered to undergo a blood transfusion to help the American, who has not been named, overcome the virus.

Will Pooley hopes to be able to help an American victim of Ebola. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Foreign Office said the 29-year-old nurse had flown to Atlanta over the weekend after he was issued with an emergency passport to help facilitate the trip.

Mr Pooley's blood will now contain natural antibodies that could help protect against the virus.

French volunteer contracts Ebola in Liberia

A French volunteer with charity Medecins Sans Frontieres has contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia.

The aid worker, who is the first French national to contract the disease during this outbreak, was put in quarantine on September 16 when she started showing symptoms of the disease.

She will be evacuated to a specialist treatment in France.

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Campaigning reaches fever pitch in final hours

With the Scottish referendum less than a day away, campaigning on both sides of the debate has reached fever pitch.

While former prime minister Gordon Brown called on a "silent majority" to turn up to vote and keep Scotland in the UK, First Minister Alex Salmond asked Scots to seize this "once in a generation" opportunity for independence.

ITV News Correspondent Martin Geissler reports on the final hours of the campaign:

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