Adam Deacon won the Orange Wednesdays Rising Star award - the only award voted for by the public.
Europe's stock markets edged higher at the start of trading on Thursday, with all eyes on Scotland's independence referendum, and after Fed-inspired gains overnight on Wall Street.
North Korea were welcomed to the Asian Games on Thursday to the strains of "Gangnam Style", their athletes and officials gave a polite smile but put up a wall of stony silence in return.
Five would-be diamond thieves have been arrested this week for trying to steal gems worth $880,000 at a jewellery fair in Hong Kong, police said on Thursday.
Polling booths opened on Thursday in Scotland's historic referendum on independence, with record numbers expected to cast their vote on whether to stay or leave the United Kingdom.
Celtic face a tough trip to Salzburg on Thursday, the day of Scotland's independence referendum, while Everton host Wolfsburg and Tottenham go to Partizan Belgrade as the epic quest for the Europa League reaches the 48-team group phase.
As Scots prepare to vote for or against independence, the Loch Ness monster's thoughts remain typically shrouded in mystery and there are fears he may have already made up his mind.