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Boris Johnson slapped down by Downing St over Saudi comments

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been slapped down by Downing Street over his claim that British ally Saudi Arabia has been “playing proxy wars” in the Middle East.

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Child hospitalised after being electrocuted near railway

Child hospitalised after being electrocuted near railway

A child has been rushed to hospital after being electrocuted near a railway in North Lanarkshire.

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Angela Merkel has said UK cannot cherry-pick freedoms. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Brexit: UK will negotiate with all EU leaders, not just Merkel

Theresa May has played down suggestions that German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds the key to the kind of Brexit that Britain can expect to get.

UK
Stills from a documentary on Hibs in 1999 show kit man Jim McCafferty laying out the shirts before a match.

Ex-Celtic kit man Jim McCafferty remanded in custody for own safety

A former Celtic Football Club youth coach and kitman charged with a child sex offence has been remanded in prison for his own safety.

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Former astronaut John Glenn. Picture: AP

First American astronaut in orbit John Glenn dies, aged 95

John Glenn - the first American to orbit the Earth - has died in Ohio, aged 95.

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Sir Mick Jagger has had a son with his current partner. Picture: PA

Sir Mick Jagger becomes father for eighth time, aged 73

Sir Mick Jagger has become a father again at the age of 73 with his partner Melanie Hamrick, 29.

Celebrity
Ken Buchanan will become the 10th recipient of the Edinburgh Award next year.

Ken Buchanan to become next recipient of 'Edinburgh Award'

One of Scotland’s all-time boxing greats is to follow in the footsteps of JK Rowling, Professor Peter Higgs and Sir Chris Hoy after being chosen to receive one of Edinburgh’s highest honours.
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President-elect Donald Trump has yet to pick a secretary of state. Picture: AP

Donald Trump makes further hardline cabinet picks

World
Jerome Cahuzac is escorted from court in  Paris. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Ex-French budget minister jailed for three years over tax fraud

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How the earliest land walking animals looked. Picture: Contributed.

Scotland holds key to earliest land walking life

360 million year old fossils found in Berwickshire could be the earliest examples of animals to have walked on land.

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Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan have been filming Outlander in Scotland for more than three years.

Outlander helps double value of Scotland's film & TV productions

The value of film and television production to Scotland has almost doubled in the space of four years - to more than £50 million for the first time.
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A Conservative MP said Chinese medice could be used to treat cancer. Picture: TSPL STAFF.

Tory MP: Traditional Chinese medicine can treat cancer and HIV

Chinese herbal medicine can help treat cancers and HIV, a Conservative MP has said.

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Michael Matheson said the VAT bill was 'unacceptable'

Police Scotland hit with 'unacceptable' VAT bill

Police Scotland will spend £65 million on VAT over the lifetime of a new emergency services communication network – the only UK force unable to recover tax on the project, it has been claimed.

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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

FMQs Review: Three times Nicola Sturgeon struggled (and one time she didn’t)

Nicola Sturgeon usually emerges from First Minister’s Questions, her weekly 45-minute grilling at the Scottish Parliament, relatively unscathed.

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Edinburgh West MP, Michelle Thomson spoke of her ordeal in the House of Commons. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Watch Michelle Thomson's rape survivor story move MPs to tears

The former SNP MP moved colleagues to tears after revealing she was raped at 14, telling the Commons: “I’m not a victim, I’m a survivor.”

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Officers believed they had found a green mamba snake

SPCA officers killed snake mistaken for green mamba in freezer

POLICE have received a complaint about an animal welfare charity’s handling of what was mistakenly thought to be one of the world’s deadliest snakes.

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A worker, reflected in a puddle, leaves the BAE Systems yard in Govan. Picture: PA

Clyde shipyard jobs secured as £287m Royal Navy deal confirmed

Hundreds of jobs have been safeguarded after the Ministry of Defence signed a £287 million contract for two more Royal Navy ships to be built on the Clyde.

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An airport security officer at the entrance to the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad after yesterdays plane crash. Picture: AP

Survivors ‘unlikely’ among 48 on board in Pakistan plane crash

A plane belonging to Pakistan’s national carrier has crashed with 48 people on board. Survivors are “unlikely”, a government official has said.

World
Tory leader Ruth Davidson challenges Nicola Sturgeon on education

Tories threaten to pull out of key education policy

The Scottish Conservatives have threatened to withdraw their support from the Scottish Government’s flagship education reform after Scotland recorded its worst ever performance in a global education study.

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Scotland's Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, speaking at the Supreme Court. Picture: Getty

Act of Union ‘forbids UK Government from starting Brexit’

The 309-year-old Act of Union prevents the UK Government from triggering Brexit without consulting MPs and MSPs, the Supreme Court has heard.

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