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European chiefs greet vote with resolve and dread

European leaders reacted with a mixture of dismay and resolve to the UK’s vote to leave the European Union.

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Currency dealers monitor rates in South Korea after the vote. Picture: Getty

Praise mixed with concern as foreign leaders react to Brexit

Britain’s decision to quit the European Union sent shockwaves around the world, with the UK’s allies and rivals scrambling to assess the implications of the vote.

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Parts of the outskirts of  Yancheng were reduced to rubble by the tornado and hailstorm. Further weather warnings have been issued. Picture: Getty

98 killed and 800 injured as storm wreaks havoc in China

A tornado and hailstorm have killed at least 98 people and injured nearly 800 in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu.

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Party supporters wave flags as Spanish Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez takes to the stage during an election rally on the last day of campaigning, in Madrid. Picture: AP

Spanish party leaders in last-gasp bid to woo voters

Spain’s political parties have ended two weeks of campaigning ahead of tomorrow’s unprecedented repeat election aimed at ending a deadlock that has left the country with a caretaker government after an inconclusive vote in December.

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Tourist claims to have found dinosaur footprint on Skye beach. Picture: PA

Dinosaur footprint ‘found’ on Isle of Skye beach

AN AMERICAN tourist claims to have found the footprints of a giant meat-eating dinosaur on a Scottish beach

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The skyscrapers of Rio provide the backdrop to the new Olympic course, a far cry from its roots at the Castle Stuart course outside Inverness. Picture: Getty

Rio Olympic golf course owes debt to Inverness

One is renowned for its colourful annual carnival, world class footballers and scantily-clad beauties on sun-drenched beaches, the other for its historic castles, rarely seen monster and midges.

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Donald Trump will return to Turnberry for its official relaunch. Picture: John Devlin

Hundreds to protest Donald Trump visit to Turnberry

Donald Trump will be met by hundreds of protesters today when he leaves the US election trail and comes to Scotland to relaunch the Turnberry golf resort.

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Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, left, and singer Robert Plant. Picture: AP

Led Zeppelin win Stairway To Heaven plagiarism case

LED Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant did not plagiarise a song by the American band Spirit when they wrote Stairway To Heaven, a jury has found.

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Democrat members of Congress in sit-down protest are seeking a vote on gun control measures. Picture: AP

Democrats stage sit-in to urge Congress to support gun control

US Democrats carried a remarkable House of Representatives sit-in into a second day, disrupting the business of Congress with demands for gun control votes in an unruly scene broadcast live to the world.

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Of the 5.1 million Asian millionaires in 2015, one million were from China, which had the fastest growth. Picture: Getty

Asian billionaires ‘top wealth rankings’

Asian millionaires now control more wealth than their peers in North America, Europe and other regions, according to a new World Wealth Report.

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The experimental Solar Impulse 2 plane has wings wider than those of a Boeing 747 jumbo jet. Picture: AP

Solar-powered plane lands in Spain after 3-day Atlantic crossing

An experimental solar- powered plane has landed in Spain, completing an unprecedented three-day flight across the Atlantic on the latest leg of its globe-circling journey.

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US Democrats staged a rare sit-in the House of Representatives demanding that the Republican-led body vote on gun-control legislation following the Orlando nightclub massacre. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

US Democrats stage gun law sit-in protest in Congress

US Democrats have carried a remarkable sit-in on the floor of the House into a second day, disrupting the business of Congress with demands for gun-control votes in unruly scenes broadcast live to the world.

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Rothera, the British Antarctic Survey station, is where the sick person will be taken. Picture: AP

Daring rescue flight leaves South Pole to evacuate ill worker

A small plane left the South Pole on Wednesday with a sick worker in a daring rescue mission from a remote US science outpost.

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South Sudanese civilians flee fightings in the northeastern town of Malakal. Picture: AFP/Getty

Peacekeepers failed to protect civilians on South Sudan base

The UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan failed to protect civilians during a February attack on a base in the northern city of Malakal, where at least 25 people were killed, according to the international medical and humanitarian group Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

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Pyongyang has conducted nuclear and mid-range missile tests. Picture: AP

North Korean missile launch violates UN resolution

North Korea has taken a significant step in the development of a powerful ballistic missile intended to reach US bases in the Pacific, launching one of the weapons about 1,000km (620 miles) high after five failed attempts in recent months.

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Ballot Boxes and voting materials are checked ahead of the EU Referendum. Picture Scott Louden

Russell Gunson: EU vote in many ways just as important as indyref

In Scotland, the EU referendum campaign has not reached the levels of excitement seen during 2014’s independence referendum. However, the implications of the EU vote, are in many ways just as important.

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Jomaa, 12, has only one thing on his mind; "Are you going to help me go back to school?" he asks.

In pictures: a day in the life of a refugee mum

In honour of refugee week, World Vision has released a moving gallery of pictures taken in Iraq and Lebanon, giving a glimpse of how refugee mums around the world live their daily lives.

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Melissa Reid and her father William Reid, before boarding a flight in Lima. Picture: AP

Drugs mule Melissa Reid set to return to Scotland

DRUG smuggler Melissa Reid is set to return to Britain after spending nearly three years in jail in Peru.

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Ruth Davidson and Boris Johnson clash in EU debate

Ruth Davidson and Boris Johnson have clashed over the economy and immigration as the two sides of the EU referendum battled into the final 24 hours of the campaign branding each other ‘Project Fear’ and ‘Project Hate’.

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Fishing boats in Fraserburgh harbour . Picture: Alan Miligan

Bertie Armstrong: ending EU fisheries policy a good decision

With the Scottish Government election behind us but the EU referendum now upon us, the direction in which political choices will take the fishing industry is at a pivotal stage.

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