Nicholas Kristof: If Dr Trump was your surgeon…

Nicholas Kristof tries to imagine the Obamacare-obsessed President wielding the scalpel in the theatre

Opinion 1
White House press secretary Sean Spicer has resigned. Picture: AP

Sean Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

Sean Spicer has resigned as White House press secretary after a colourful and at times controversial six month stint that saw him become almost as famous as his boss, US president Donald Trump.

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Workers bring a casket to the Dali Theatre Museum in Figueres.

Exhumation of Salvador Dali’s remains finds his moustache still attached

Forensic experts in Spain have removed hair, nails and two long bones from Salvador Dali’s embalmed remains to aid a court-ordered paternity test that may enable a woman who says she is the surrealist artist’s daughter to claim part of his vast estate.

An MTR Express train. Picture: Contributed

Swedish rail firm names new train ‘Trainy McTrainface’

A rail firm in Sweden has delighted thousands after its decision to name a train ‘Trainy McTrainface’.

Odd 1
A huge crack is seen in the harbor after an earthquake in Kos on the island of Kos. Picture; AP

Scots tourists caught up in Kos earthquake

Scottish tourists have spoken about their experience following a deadly earthquake in Turkey and Kos.

Justine Damond was killed in a police shooting. Picture; AP

Minneapolis shooting ‘should not have happened’

The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call “should not have happened,” police Chief Janee Harteau said, adding that the officer’s actions “go against who we are in the department.”


Earthquake kills two on Greek Island of Kos

Two people have died and more than 120 have been injured in an early morning earthquake off the coast of Greek islands and Turkey,


Chester Bennington, Linkin Park singer, dies at 41

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has died aged 41 in a suspected suicide, the Los Angeles County coroner has said.

Celebrity 1
Former NFL football star O.J. Simpson appears via video for his parole hearing today

OJ Simpson to be freed from prison after winning parole

Former American football star OJ Simpson has been granted parole after nine years in a Nevada prison.

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Outlander season 3 trailer is released by Starz

A new trailer for the third series of Outlander has been unveiled, ahead of the programme’s return on September 10.

TV & Radio
John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer. Picture; Getty

Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

Former US presidential candidate Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumour after having a blood clot removed.

Studies have shown that 90% of seabirds have ingested plastic. Picture; Greenpeace

Plastic trash tops 6bn tonnes – and rising

This osprey chick, taken from a nest in northern Scotland, is heading for a new life in the Spanish Basque Country as part of a special reintroduction scheme.

Scottish ospreys move to Spain in reintroduction scheme

Ospreys born in Scotland are being taken to northern Spain as part of a project to restore the species to the Basque Country after an absence of more than 100 years.

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Janice Farman - A 47-year-old woman from Clydebank who was killed in a robbery at her home.

Mauritius murder: Two charged with murder appear in court

Two men charged in connection with the murder of a Scottish woman in Mauritius have made a second court appearance.

John Paul Jones, in a George Bagby Matthews painting from around 1890. Picture: US Senate

On this day in 1792: US Navy founder John Paul Jones dies

John Paul Jones, dubbed the ‘father of the US Navy’, was born to Jean Duff and John Paul Sr. in Arbigland, in south-western Scotland on 6 July 1747, under the birth name of plain John Paul.

People & Places 7
McLintock pictured in 2004. Picture: TSPL

Scot dubbed ‘Tartan Taliban’ accused of teaching insurgents to make bombs

A Muslim convert known as the “Tartan Taliban” stands accused of teaching insurgents how to use deadly roadside bombs.

Donald Trump reportedly said he would come 'when I know I'm going to get a better reception'. Picture: AP

Donald Trump urges Theresa May to fix ‘better reception’ for UK trip

Donald Trump told Theresa May he will not come to Britain for his controversial state visit until he is sure of getting a “better reception”, it has been reported.

Politics 6
Martin Landau, the Oscar-winning actor, has died at the age of 89. Picture: Getty Images

Martin Landau, Oscar-winning actor, dies at 89

A publicist for Martin Landau says the Oscar-winning actor and star of the “Mission: Impossible” TV series has died.

George Romero arrives for a screening of 'Survival of the Dead' in Venice in 2009. Picture: AP

George Romero, Night of the Living Dead director, dies at 77

Night Of The Living Dead director George Romero has died aged 77.

French President Emmanuel Macron (right) has denounced those who deny France's role in the Holocaust. Picture: AP Photo/Michel Euler

Emmanuel Macron hits out at deniers of France’s role in Holocaust

French President Emmanuel Macron denounced France’s collaboration in the Holocaust, lashing out yesterday at those who negate or minimise the country’s role in sending tens of thousands of Jews to their deaths.

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