Bill Clinton on NSA: Americans need to be on guard for abuses of power by U.S.

Former president tells Scottish audience there needs to be accountability and transparency when surveillance is used

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Catholic midwives win right to refuse to aid abortions in Scotland

Scottish court of appeal permits conscientious objection 'to the whole process of treatment' in terminations

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British cardinal: Next pope should review marriage ban since 'Jesus didn't say that'

Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Britain's most senior Catholic figure, points to ecclesiastical celibacy as having no 'divine origin'

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Trump wars with whiskey company after it gives an award to one of his critics

Furious Trump bans all whiskies by rival distiller that sponsored Top Scot award given to his obstinate neighbour

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Fillmmaker claims Trump golf course neighbors suffered 'malign, egotistical bullying'

Bafta-winning director Bill Forsyth shocked by film that reveals 'lives put to hazard and craven political behaviour' over resort

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Female representation in local Scottish government rises to 25 percent

Standing back from the propaganda battle between the Scottish National party and Labour over which has the most to brag about after Thursday's council elections, one neutral fact emerges: local government in Scotland is a little less male, pale and stale.

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Donald Trump's appearance sparks near-riot outside Scottish parliament

It started quite calmly but ended with a near riot, as supporters and critics traded applause and insults. Donald Trump, ever the crowd-pleasing showman, the brusque, blunt wheel-dealer, had his wish.

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Windfarms do not cause long-term damage to bird populations: study

A major new study has quashed fears that onshore windfarms are causing long-term damage to bird populations, but found new evidence that some species are harmed when windfarms are built.

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NASA scientist: climate change is a moral issue on a par with slavery

Prof Jim Hansen to use lecture at Edinburgh International Science Festival to call for worldwide tax on all carbon emissions. 

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