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Four executed over drug crimes in Indonesia despite global protests

Indonesia executed four people convicted of drug crimes yesterday despite international protests and said it would decide later when as many as ten others who got an unexpected reprieve are put to death.

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton watches balloons drop at the end of the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention. Picture: Getty Images

Hillary Clinton goads Trump as she accepts Democratic nomination

Hillary Clinton has cast herself as a unifier for divided times, an experienced leader steeled for a volatile world – and aggressively challenged Donald Trump’s ability to do the same.

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German chancellor Angela Merkel is the centre of attention at the news conference on Thursday. Picture: AP

Germany will still welcome refugees, says Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel pledged yesterday to do “everything humanly possible” to keep Germany safe following a string of attacks but said she will not change the country’s willingness to accept asylum seekers.

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Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu makes announcement. Picture: AP

Russia announces humanitarian operation for embattled Aleppo

Russia and the Syrian government have said they will open humanitarian corridors in Syria’s embattled city of Aleppo and offer a way out for opposition fighters wanting to lay down their arms.

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Satoshi Uematsu, the suspect of the knife attack at a home for the mentally disabled in Japan. Picture: AP

Japan knifing suspect ‘killed methodically and briskly’

The former employee accused of killing 19 disabled people and injuring others at a care home in Japan moved briskly and methodically inside buildings and rooms he knew to finish the deadliest mass attack in post-war Japan in less than one hour, officials have said.

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Turkeys PM Binali Yildirim, second left, as the Supreme Military Council visited Ankara yesterday. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Turkish military faces overhaul after failed coup attempt

Turkey is expected to shake up its armed forces and dismiss more military officers as it deepens its purge of individuals who the government claims supported a failed coup this month.

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Game Of Thrones  Rose Leslie as Ygritte. Picture: Contributed

Game of Thrones helps Sky leap to £8.3bn in revenues

SKY has brushed aside economic uncertainty surrounding Britain’s referendum on the European Union to drive up revenues and profits.

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IRA spy Denis Donaldson. Picture: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Scot charged over withholding details on killing of IRA spy

A 74-year-old man from Scotland has been charged with withholding information in relation to the murder of IRA spy Denis Donaldson.

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Josh with Maurice who inspired his project. Picture: Tartan Explorer

Josh Quigley: Help me feed a homeless person and give them hope

There are an estimated 100 million people homeless worldwide.

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Malawi is facing its worst food crisis in decades after the worst drought in 35 years has followed serious floods, ruining crops across the country. Picture: Contributed

Oxfam Scotland launches Malawi drought appeal

AN emergency appeal has been launched to help millions of people in Malawi affected by drought.

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John Hinckley will be allowed to live full-time in Virginia.  Picture: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Ronald Reagan’s would-be assassin can leave psychiatric hospital

JOHN Hinckley, the man who tried to assassinate president Ronald Reagan in a bid to impress actress Jodie Foster more than 35 years ago, will be allowed to leave a mental hospital and live with his mother, a judge ruled yesterday.

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Scientists at the University of Exeter say concentrations of greenhouse gases already present in the atmosphere will drive warming over certain land regions higher than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels. Picture: Getty

Current CO2 level to drive warming above ‘safe’ limit

Parts of the world are on course for temperature rises higher than the internationally agreed ‘safe’ limit, according to new research.

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The scene of the truck bombing in the town of Qamishli in Syria, which is mainly controlled by Kurds although government forces are present. Picture: contributed

IS kills 44 people in blast from truck full of explosives

A bombing has struck a crowd in a predominantly Kurdish town in northern Syria, killing 44 people and wounding dozens more, Syria’s state-run news agency and Kurdish media has reported.

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Baltimore police walk near a mural depicting Freddie Gray. Picture: AP

US prosecutors drop charges against police over black man’s death

US prosecutors have dropped the remaining charges against Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, bringing an end to the case without a conviction.

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Mary Trump, mother of Donald, during a TV interview in 1997. Picture: Contributed

Photo of Donald Trump’s mother Mary Trump goes viral

They say once something is on the internet, it can never go away.

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New Caledonia is a tiny French island in the Pacfic.

11 other Scotlands around the world

For centuries Scots have traversed the globe, settling new lands and laying down roots far from Scotland. The result can seen on almost every continent, in the city and town names that bear the names of Scottish destinations.

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A boy stands in front of French flags and messages after a priest was killed in Normandy by Islamic State. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Leaders: Consequence of terrorism must not be IS victory

Pressure is on EU leaders, but only united defence and defiance can answer citizens’ fears to help defuse the threat of violence

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Police Nationale confirmed that two attackers had been neutralised. Picture: Wiki Commons

Hollande brands IS killing of priest ‘cowardly assassination’

Two knife-wielding attackers interrupted a church service in France, forced the 85-year-old priest to his knees and slit his throat yesterday, an attack president François Hollande labelled a “cowardly assassination”.

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The Air Transat A310 was due to depart Glasgow for Toronto. File picture: Wiki Commons

‘Drunk on duty’ Canadian pilots released on bail

Two Canadian pilots charged with being drunk as they prepared to fly a passenger jet from Scotland to Toronto have been granted bail on condition they surrender their passports.

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French athlete Jean Bouinin was pipped at the post in the 5000m final at the Stockholm Olympic Games in 1912. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Martyn McLaughlin: IOC refusal to ban Russia reduces Rio to farce

It seems that Olympic principles are wholly subservient to political patronage and money, says Martyn McLaughlin

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