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British brothers 'stopped at airport' over Thai murders

Two British men were stopped by police as they attempted to fly back to the UK by Thai police investigating the murders to two British backpackers in Koh Tao, according to reports in Thailand.

The two men, who are reportedly brothers, were said to have been stopped at Suvarnabhumi International airport last night before boarding a London-bound flight.

Thailand’s Deputy Police Chief General Somyot Pumpunmuang was quoted by the Nation newspaper in Bangkok saying that the men were being asked to stay for 48 hours.

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Darling: People 'do not expect to be shouted down'

Scottish people "do not expect to be shouted down" and want to debate freely, the leader of the Better Together campaign told Good Morning Britain.

While Alistair Darling acknowledge it was only a small minority of Yes campaigners who had intimidated voters, he said it is "not the sort of Scotland any of us want to live in."

Darling: Nationalists 'attack those who speak out'

Speaking on ITV's Good Morning Britain, Better Together activist Alistair Darling criticised nationalist elements of the pro-independence campaign:

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Thai police 'quiz British man' over beach murders

A British man has been questioned in relation to the murders of two Britons found dead in Thailand, according to reports.

The man has been asked by Thai police to stay in Koh Tao while they carried out a DNA test, Sky News said.

The semi-naked bodies of David Miller, 24, and 23-year-old Hannah Witheridge were discovered on a beach early on Monday.

Scottish referendum: What happens on polling day?

People in Scotland will go to the polls on 18 September to vote on whether or not they want Scotland to become an independent country.

Registered voters have from 7am when the polling stations open until 10pm when they close to cast their ballot.

Polls open at 7am on 18 September and close at 10pm. Credit: PA Wire

The votes will be counted in 32 local authorities immediately after the polls close.

When the total votes in all 32 have been confirmed and verified, the chief counting officer for the referendum will declare the national result.

Chief counting officer Mary Pitcaithly previously said that the result of the historic vote will not necessarily be announced overnight, declaring, "Getting the result right is more important than getting it quickly."

Yes: Any criminal incidents 'have been dealt with'

Scotland's justice minister dismissed claims from a national newspaper that pro-independence campaigners had become more and more aggressive towards the pro-union camp.

Kenny MacAskill told Good Morning Britain police had told him "any incidents that have constituted a crime have been dealt with" and dubbed aggressive pro-independence supporters "a minority".

Fresh sighting of bag missing teen was carrying

Police investigating the case of missing teenager Alice Gross say there has been a new sighting of her rucksack, BBC News reports.

The rucksack Alice Gross was carrying Credit: Police handout

There was a fresh appeal for information about the London schoolgirl's whereabouts on Crimewatch last night.

Det Ch Insp Andy Chalmers is quoted as saying: "A couple have come forward to tell us that they saw Alice's bag on the evening of Thursday, 28 August, at about 20:15, on the footpath that runs besides the River Brent between Hanwell Bridge and the Grand Union Canal. They didn't move the bag or look inside it."

"So I'm continuing to ask for anyone else who may have seen Alice's rucksack between this time and when officers found it on 2 September."

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