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Woman brings civil case against man cleared of raping her

For the first time in a century a woman begins a civil action in Scotland after an unsuccessful rape prosecution.

Social Bite 'sleep out' to help 600 homeless people

The Social Bite event will provide £3m of support to help people stay in their new homes.

Edinburgh International Book Festival to hit the road

Authors Val McDermid, Christopher Brookmyre and Mark Billingham will take part in the three-day event in Glenrothes.

Luminous green river mystery solved in Edinburgh

The Braid Burn in Edinburgh looked "like something out of a sci fi movie" following dye testing of drainage systems.

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Trump pushes for ban on gun 'bump stocks'

The White House also says it is open to an age limit for people buying AR-15-type assault rifles.

Syria war: Eastern Ghouta bombing 'beyond imagination'

The UN's co-ordinator says he is deeply worried about civilians trapped in the Eastern Ghouta.

Pence and N Korea 'planned to meet'

But the North's delegation pulled out of the scheduled meeting at the last minute, say US officials.

Spain: Father of migrant boy found in suitcase in Ceuta freed

Ali Ouattara's son Adou was found curled up in a suitcase being smuggled into Spain.