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Revealed: Name of next Star Wars instalment announced

The name for the next instalment in the Star Wars film franchise has been revealed as The Last Jedi.

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The abuse is alleged to have taken place at Fort Augustus Abbey

Scottish monk accused of child abuse arrested in Sydney

A former Catholic monk accused of child abuse at a Scottish school has been arrested in Australia, it has been reported.

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Higher overseas sales for McDonald's offset a decline in the US for the burger giant. Picture: Contributed

McDonald’s sees sales increase despite home market slump

Global like-for-like sales at fast food giant McDonald’s lifted 2.7 per cent as growth overseas offset a drop in the US.

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Test firing of a Trident missile. Picture: MoD Crown Copyright/PA Wire

Lesley Riddoch: Missile misfire in more ways than one

The Trident troubles and Trump presidency should trigger a complete re-think on our defence, writes Lesley Riddoch

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Donald Trump and Theresa May, who will hold talks this week on slashing tariffs on existing trade between Britain and the United States. Picture: PA Wire

Theresa May and Donald Trump ‘will hold trade talks this week’

Theresa May and Donald Trump will hold talks this week on slashing tariffs on existing trade between Britain and the United States and making it easier for workers to move between the two countries, it has been reported.

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Protesters gather outside 
the US Consulate General 
in Edinburgh. Picture: 
Lisa Ferguson

Dani Garavelli: Women on the march nurse their wrath

Those tempted to despair after Trump’s inauguration should follow the example of demonstrators across the globe, writes Dani Garavelli

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Demonstrators protest on the National Mall in Washington, DC, for the Women's March. Picture: Getty Images

Women around the world protest against Donald Trump

More than a million people joined women’s marches in cities across the world yesterday to protest against policies championed by President Trump.

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Firefighters inspect the wreck of the coach which burst into flames after crashing on a motorway near Verona. Picture: AP

School bus crash fireball leaves 16 dead in Italy

At least 16 people were killed after a bus taking Hungarian schoolchildren home from a trip to France was engulfed in a fireball after slamming into a road barrier in northern Italy.

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Security officials and residents at the scene of the explosion in Parachinar. Picture: AFP/Getty

Twenty people killed after bomb explodes in Pakistan market

Twenty people were killed and scores injured after a bomb exploded at a bustling market in Pakistan yesterday.

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Turkeys prime minister Binali Yildirim speaks in parliament in Ankara. Picture: Getty Images

Turkey to hold referendum on Erdogan powers

Turkey will hold a referendum on whether to greatly expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office.

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Trump delivers his provocative inaugural address at the Capitol in Washingon DC. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/Getty

Euan McColm: ‘America first’ is a dumb example to follow

It was grimly compelling, wasn’t it? Donald Trump’s speech after being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States was so ostentatiously awful, so devoid of class or statesmanship that one could only despair that this punk, this lousy huckster duped so many Americans.

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The Edinburgh protest event was one of hundreds taking place across the world to coincide with the womens march in Washington DC. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Anti-Trump protesters gather outside US consulate in Edinburgh

MORE than 2,000 people gathered outside the US Consulate in Edinburgh in support of women’s rights following US president Donald Trump’s inauguration.

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President Barack Obama waves as he leaves the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, before the start of presidential inaugural festivities for the incoming 45th President of the United States Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Ross Douthat: How the Obama legacy crumbled

Much of the progress made in the former President’s first four years in office was undone during his second term says Ross Douthat

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Police use pepper spray on protesters in Washington. Picture: AP

Trump ceremony is marked by protests across the world

Police deployed pepper spray in a chaotic confrontation a few blocks away from Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington yesterday as protesters registered their rage against the incoming president.

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Win Butler, lead singer of Arcade Fire, Trump protesters. Picture: Getty

Arcade Fire joins growing list of bands using art to defy Trump

Arcade Fire has joined the list of bands releasing music in protest against Donald Trump’s presidency.

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U.S. President Donald Trump takes the oath of office as his wife Melania Trump holds the bible and his son Barron Trump looks on. Picture: Getty

Donald Trump sworn in as the 45th president of the United States

DONALD Trump vowed to put “America first” as he set out a nationalist agenda after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.

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Emergency services tend to the injured after a driver ploughed into pedestrians in Melbourne, killing four. Picture: Getty

Four killed after car strikes pedestrians in Melbourne

A man with a history of mental health and drug abuse issues drove into a street crowded with pedestrians in Australia’s second-largest city, killing at least four people, including a child, and injuring at least 29 others, police said.

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Supporters of Gambias president-elect Adama Barrow celebrate outside of the Gambian embassy in Dakar. Picture: Getty

Defeated Gambian leader agrees to cede power after talks

Defeated Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has agreed to cede power to the country’s newly inaugurated president, a Senegalese government official confirmed late last night.

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Former First Minister Alex Salmond said that Donald Trump has a character problem. Picture: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Alex Salmond reacts to Donald Trump’s inaugural address

ALEX Salmond reacted to Donald Trump’s inaugural address by saying that it may now be a case of “may God Bless America and may God help the rest of us”.

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A file picture of the Roman Theatre in the ancient city of Palmyra  now destroyed by Islamic State. Picture: Getty

Palmyra’s ancient Roman landmarks is destroyed by IS

Islamic State group militants have destroyed a landmark ancient Roman monument and parts of the theatre in Syria’s historic town of Palmyra, the government and opposition monitoring groups said yesterday.

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