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Neolithic pottery and flint tools found in Fife

<b>A hoard of Neolithic pottery and flint tools, which lay buried for over 4,000 years, has been uncovered during works to lay a pipe in Fife.</b><p>The find at Kincaple was made as engineers laid pipework to connect St Andrews University's green energy centre at Eden campus in Guardbridge with North Haugh …

Aeromexico Subtly Takes Aim At Donald Trump In Latest Ad

Aeromexico recently unveiled a brilliant ad, which I just saw for the first time. It’s called “Fronteras” (“borders” in Spanish), and is brilliant. …

Donald Trump

Iraqi army storms to edge of Islamic State-held Falluja; fresh bombings hit Baghdad

SOUTHERN OUTSKIRTS OF FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - The Iraqi army stormed to the southern edge of Falluja under U.S. air support on Monday and captured a police station inside the city limits, launching a direct assault to retake one of the main strongholds of Islamic State militants.<p>A Reuters TV crew …

Iceland plans Airbnb restrictions amid tourism explosion

Move to tax people who rent out properties through website as officials and residents express concerns over visitor impact<p>Iceland is poised to curb an Airbnb explosion as it tries to balance record tourist numbers with the protection of its spectacular unspoilt landscape and traditional …

Then and Now: John F. Kennedy in Dallas

Then & Now: John F. Kennedy in Boston and Dallas<p>November 22, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Click …

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The victory of Sadiq Khan – and the rise of Ruth Davidson

Although very nearly national, that is UK-wide, in their coverage – with Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, London and many county and other local …

Ruth Davidson: Scotland has passed 'peak Nat' after SNP election blow

Ruth Davidson has said Scotland has passed “peak Nat” and no second independence referendum can be staged in the next five years after Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP went backwards at last week’s Holyrood election and the Tories staged an astonishing recovery.<p>The Scottish Conservatives leader said the fact …

Ruth Davidson’s got Scottish Tories back in the game. But nowhere near power | Dani Garavelli

In a country conditioned to see the Conservatives as an endangered species, the election results were just another shift in an unstable political landscape<p>On a sunny May day 19 years ago, to the strains of Things Can Only Get Better, the Conservatives were effectively wiped out as a political force …

David Cameron caught on camera boasting to Queen about 'fantastically corrupt' countries attending his anti-corruption summit

David Cameron has admitted that Nigeria and Afghanistan are “two of the most corrupt countries in the world” in a private conversation with the Queen.<p>The comments caused a row because the two developing countries receive between them hundreds of millions of pounds in aid money from British …

How Ruth Davidson can properly hold the SNP and Nicola Sturgeon to account

Congratulations, you have finally reversed a quarter of a century of Scottish Conservative decline. Take a moment.<p>Now, back to work.<p>The question is not Lenin’s "What is to be done?" but Robert Redford’s in that classic political film The Candidate: "What do we do now?"<p>First, remember it is about …

How Hillary Clinton Became a Hawk

Hillary Clinton sat in the hideaway study off her ceremonial office in the State Department, sipping tea and taking stock of her first year on the job. The study was more like a den — cozy and wood-paneled, lined with bookshelves that displayed mementos from Clinton’s three decades in the public …

Adele at the BBC: When Adele wasn't Adele... but was Jenny!

£1.1bn Gibraltar development

A major marina development that is scheduled to start construction on the east side of Gibraltar is being undertaken as part of a significant …

Easy Poached Eggs

Poaching is a simple way to transform the humble egg into a luxurious treat. Once you get this technique down pat, you can enjoy poached eggs for an easy breakfast, a satisfying lunch, or a light dinner.

Fascinating stories of the men and women President Xi praised at the UK parliament

President Xi delivers a speech at UK Parliament. (Photo/Xinhua)<p>In Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech at the Palace of Westminster to the Houses of …

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt take Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne shopping in Cambodia as they research her new movie

Angelina Jolie and her husband Brad Pitt have made every effort to ensure their adopted children stay in touch with their roots.<p>And 13 years after …

Myanmar to curb use of US dollar to stabilise domestic currency

<b>Myanmar has announced it will curb the widespread use of US dollars by firms, to stabilise the tumbling domestic currency, the kyat.</b><p>The central bank has revoked foreign exchange licenses from businesses ranging from hotels and restaurants to golf clubs and hospitals.<p>It said a growing preference for …

Obama visits prison to call for a fairer justice system

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — Peering from the back seat of his armored black limousine, President Barack Obama rode into a razor wire-surrounded federal …

Jeb Bush: Confederate flag is 'racist'

<b>West Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) —</b> Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush called the Confederate flag a "racist" symbol on Monday, lauding South Carolina's efforts to remove it from the Capitol and pointing to a similar move he made as Florida's governor.<p>"The symbols were racist," Bush said, …

Jeb Bush

How Obama Found Grace: The Remarkable Week That Transformed the President

A week ago, Barack Obama looked dissipated and dejected. He’d come to the White House press room to speak about the massacre in Charleston, South …

South Carolina

Windows 10 on the Surface Pro 3: Now the 2-in-1 makes perfect sense

Windows 8 (and its incremental follow-up, Windows 8.1) had a black & white approach to tablet/PC hybrids like the Surface. Windows 7-like desktop OS …

10 Unique Pieces of Clothing You Can Only Get From Japan

Japan is a distinctive, innovative place, which is probably why it produces some of the most weirdest damn clothing in the world.<p>When you're looking for strange stuff, you go to Japan, right? Of course. But my dudes, it's not all tentacle porn and underwear vending machines over there. It's also …

Wearable Tech

8 Celebrity Moms with Look-Alike Daughters

Meet the Newest State of Matter

Jahn–Teller metals offer new hope for high-temperature superconductivity.<p>It's only slightly less exciting than it sounds: a new state of matter. The discovery, which comes courtesy of an international team led by Kosmas Prassides of Tokohu University in Japan, offers a novel material with an …

Tory and SNP fail in joint full fiscal autonomy bid

AN alliance of SNP and rightwing Tory MPs failed last night to give Scotland full fiscal autonomy and introduce tax competition in the United Kingdom.<p>…

Scottish Government

Facebook tweaks your newsfeed by how long you read each post

In an unsurprising revelation, it turns out your Facebook news feed is watching you almost as much as you watch it. The Menlo Park-based company announced today that it is "improving" its news feature by taking into account not just whether someone liked or commented on an article but also by how …

Internet in space is 'worse than what dial-up was like'

Outer space has its perks — but super-speedy Internet is, so far, not one of them.<p>Connection speeds from the International Space Station are "worse …

Space Exploration