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Scotland to review conviction of Lockerbie bomber

LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland is to review the conviction of the only man found guilty of the Lockerbie aircraft bombing to decide whether to allow his family to launch a fresh appeal.<p>Pam Am flight 103 was blown up over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in December 1988 en route from London to New York, …

Extremism

North and South Korea vow to end the Korean War in historic accord

<b>Ilsan, South Korea (CNN) —</b> The leaders of North and South Korea have committed themselves to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and pledged to bring a formal end to the Korean War, 65 years after hostilities ceased.<p>In a remarkable day-long summit that weighed heavy with …

North Korea

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford backs boycott of Alex Salmond's RT show

The SNP’s Westminster leader has urged a boycott of Alex Salmond’s chat show on a Kremlin-funded channel as the former First Minister cast doubt on new evidence that Russia is responsible for the Salisbury nerve agent attack.<p>Ian Blackford said he would not “encourage” people to go on the RT (Russia …

'Western plot to discredit Moscow': How the spy scandal is playing out in Russia

It has now been over a week since former double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury, poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent.<p>With echoes of the Litvinenko murder in November 2006, deemed to be ‘probably’ the handiwork of Kremlin agents, the …

Do blind people see in their dreams?

Just as in their waking hours, blind people experience more sounds and smells in their dreams.<p><b>Lorely Maskell, High Wycombe</b><p>People who are born blind, …

First female Black Rod takes up position in House of Lords after 650 years

The first female Black Rod in the 650-year history of the House of Lords took up her place on Tuesday.<p>Sarah Clarke has formally taken over from her predecessor, David Leakey, having received her ceremonial staff from the Queen last week.<p>She is to be known as the Lady Usher of the Black Rod.<p>Peers …

Equatorial Guinea goes to UN over French case against president's son

Vice-president Teodorin Obiang given suspended sentence for corruption and embezzlement<p>Equatorial Guinea has gone to the United Nations’ highest court to challenge a conviction in France against its vice-president for embezzling public money from the oil-rich but impoverished west African country – …

Africa

Theresa May forced to deny that she fears being 'stabbed in the back' by Tory rivals

Theresa May has denied that she worries about being "stabbed in the back" during an interview with Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on This Morning.<p>The Prime Minister was repeatedly asked by Mr Schofield if she was happy in her job and how she felt about headlines suggesting she is …

I tried out 9 of the best shampoos for dry hair (so you don't have to)

Dry hair? These will help...<p>Finding the best shampoo for dry hair can be stressful, there as <i>so</i> many formulas out there to choose from and whilst they all claim to hydrate dry strands, some bottles are laden with alcohol and silicones - that in the long run - can be even more drying to damaged …

Brothers without 100 per cent attendance miss out on school trip AGAIN 'after mum protested about first snub'

An angry mum who kept her children off school when they were snubbed for a class trip said they missed out on a second outing because she had kicked …

Liverpool

The Debatable Land by Graham Robb review – the lost world between Scotland and England

In 2010, the historian and biographer Graham Robb decided to leave his Oxford home for what he describes as “a lonely house on the very edge of England”, so close to the brink that Scotland begins where his land ends. This border, Robb suggests, is probably the oldest national land boundary in …

Scotland

Magic Mushrooms Do The Opposite of Anti-Depressants, But That May Be Why They Work

"I felt so much lighter, like something had been released."<p>Psychedelic therapy is going through something of a revival right now, and we may now know …

Minimum drinking ages across the world shows how strict many countries are

<b>It’s often assumed that you’ll be able to enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail while on holiday if you want it.</b><p>Just a basic part of the whole resorts …

24matins.uk

Business<p>Saudi Arabia is to use French expertise to set up a national opera and orchestra under an agreement signed Monday that underlined the …

Netflix's 'Big Brother' tweet about 'A Christmas Prince' faces backlash on social media

Netflix is scrambling to explain a tweet that seemed to share -- and mock -- very detailed information about customers’ viewing habits after facing intense backlash from customers.<p>“To the 53 people who’ve watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you?” wrote Netflix on …

Social Media

U.S., EU, Japan slam market distortion in swipe at China | Reuters

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The United States, European Union and Japan vowed on Tuesday to work together to fight market-distorting trade practices and policies that have fueled excess production capacity, naming several key features of China’s economic system.<p>In a joint statement that did not single …

China

That 'Man Flu' Study Is From BMJ's Irresponsible Holiday Issue (Updated)

Every December, for about the last 30 years according to the <i>New York Times</i>, the <i>BMJ</i> (formerly known as the <i>British Medical Journal</i>) publishes a batch …

Could Scotland really be seen as a Northern nation? A view from Denmark

Faced with the uncertainty of Brexit and many other challenges, Scotland seems to be looking towards the Arctic region for new opportunities. With …

Kit Harington, Morrissey, and Louis Theroux named among GQ’s worst dressed men

<i>Ouch...</i><p>Game of Thrones star Kit Harington and Morrissey have been named among the top offenders in GQ’s latest ranking of the worst dressed men.<p>The …

These Groundbreaking Migraine Prevention Drugs Just Smashed Clinical Trials

"We hope this marks the start of real change."<p>A series of late-stage drug trials are showing great promise for a completely new generation of …

Good Morning Britain's Piers Morgan smashes BBC Breakfast cup with a hammer live on air

Piers Morgan isn't dropping his feud with Dan Walker any time soon.<p>Following an escalation of their very public Twitter spat just last week, the <i>Good</i> …

Piers Morgan

Houseflies Are More Capable of Spreading Disease Than We Realized

It’s never a nice feeling to watch a fly land on your next bite of food, but as new research shows, you may be justified in wanting to toss that …

Biology

West Lothian Cats Protection looking for new home for Maneki

The seven-year-old friendly feline is in need of a new home.<p>West Lothian Cats Protection are looking for a new home for a friendly feline.<p>Maneki is …

The Sex Robots Are Coming: seedy, sordid – but mainly just sad

‘People say there’s no such thing as loving an inanimate object,” says James, solemnly. “I don’t necessarily think that’s true.” James is a 58-year-old from Atlanta, Georgia, and the owner of four life-size dolls. Every morning he carefully gets them dressed and puts on their makeup. One day he …

Workstations

Wolves Know How to Work Together

Dogs have evolved to be friendly and tolerant of humans and one another, which might suggest they would be good at cooperative tasks.<p>Wolves are known to cooperate in hunting and even in raising one another’s pups, but they can seem pretty intolerant of one another when they are snapping and …

Pets

Council refuses repeated call to share recording of the meeting that approved 700 Scone homes

In the face of Freedom of Information requests, Perth and Kinross Council has said film recordings of a meeting at which a key planning decision was …

Scones

British tourists charged €526 for lunch in Venice

A British tourist has dubbed a Venice restaurant “horrible and disgusting” after being charged €526 (£463) for lunch.<p>The tourist from Birmingham – …

Here's How Space Travel Changes the Brain

Spending prolonged time in space can lead to striking changes in an astronaut's brain structure, a new study finds. These changes may help explain some of the unusual symptoms that astronauts can experience when returning to Earth.<p>In the study, researchers scanned the brains of 34 astronauts before …

Space Exploration

Mammals Literally Came Out of the Dark Once the Dinos Were Gone

The first mammals emerged during the reign of the dinosaurs, adopting a nocturnal lifestyle to stay safe. It was only until the dinosaurs were wiped …

For Minorities in Science, Building Community Matters

Leaders of diversity programs argue that providing mentorship and ongoing career guidance is key to keeping minorities anchored in research fields.<p>It …