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epa04868599 An undated handout picture released on 01 August 2015 by the Taliban militants showing Mullah Muhammad Akhtar Mansoor, the newly appointed leader of Afghan Talibans after the death of Mullah Muhammad Omar. The Afghan Taliban on 30 July 2015 sa

New Taliban leader could take peace talks to next crucial stage

Questions over how bin Laden family plane crashed in "near perfect" conditions

Questions over how bin Laden family plane crashed in "near perfect" conditions

Planning permission was granted today to go ahead with the gold mine near Tyndrum in rural Stirlingshire.  The announcement was made at a packed Crianlarich Village Hall full of locals, councillors, members of ScotGold, investers, Loch Lomond and Trossach

National park under fire for ‘cover-up’ of shares in £200m gold mine

Racist backlash against help for refugees in Kent

Racist backlash against help for refugees in Kent

File photo dated 28/06/15 of Jeremy Corbyn, who is on course to take Labour's top job after storming 20 points ahead of his rivals, according to private polling. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday July 29, 2015. The backbencher is poised to to

Corbyn plea for unity as Labour rift deepens

Hundreds join balloon party outside parliament to protest against legal crackdown on "hippy crack"

Hundreds join balloon party outside parliament to protest against legal crackdown on "hippy crack"

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls, pictured speaking at the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow.

   Photograph by Colin Mearns
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Ed Balls rejected jungle TV show offer

Stirlinig - October 10: Chief Constable of Police Scotland Stephen House poses for a picture at Police HQ October 10, 2013 in Stirling.  (Photo by Mark Mainz) (33876542)

Revealed: Police Scotland did break law on spying on journalists

epaselect epa04867746 People walk through a flooded road at downtown area of Yangon, Myanmar, 31 July 2015. Heavy monsoon rains caused floods around Myanmar with dozens deaths being reported as thousands are fleeing their homes in several states and divis

President declares state of emergency over Burma floods

Picture Nick Ponty 30/7/15 
Max Flores who is  a trader of bitcoins (33872990)

Bitcoin trader has cash 'wrongly' seized by police

Tension rises in West Bank following arson attack

Tension rises in West Bank following arson attack

Jolie tours Burma to see plight of women workers

Jolie tours Burma to see plight of women workers

epa04868599 An undated handout picture released on 01 August 2015 by the Taliban militants showing Mullah Muhammad Akhtar Mansoor, the newly appointed leader of Afghan Talibans after the death of Mullah Muhammad Omar. The Afghan Taliban on 30 July 2015 sa

Mansour remains a divisive figure within the Taliban

Concerns over world's disappearing wildlife

Concerns over world's disappearing wildlife

Vice president arrives in Aden

Vice president arrives in Aden

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Ronny Deila shakes Leigh Griffiths' hand as the Celtic striker goes off at Parkhead today.

Celtic 2 Ross County 0: Leigh Griffiths injury the only concern as champions launch title defence with win

STAR MAN: Greg Stewart soaks up the adulation of the Dundee support following an excellent display at Rugby Park

Kilmarnock 0 Dundee 4: Two-goal Stewart runs the show as Killie boss Locke comes under fire

In good company: Jin-Young Ko, and caddie Jeff Brighton, share the lead in Ricoh Women's British Open (Picture: Getty)

The Ko is rocking at Turnberry but it's not the expected gig in Women's British Open

Marc Warren moves into the semi-finals at the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay

Cracking victory takes Warren into matchplay semis

Leigh Griffiths was determined to become the new Celtic number nine

Griffiths out to prove he deserves to be Celtic's number nine

Mark Warburton hopes to fine tune all of Rangers' operations

Early riser Warburton putting the hours in at Rangers

Richie Vernon is determined to grasp the chance to claim a place in the squad of 31  Photograph: SNS

Vernon working hard to be the centre of attention

Scotland batsman Matthew Cross on his way to making 51 not out  Photograph: Donald MacLeod

Scotland beat the elements and Nepal

Robbie Neilson is happy with his squad for the start of the season

Neilson sets sights on top six finish

The Inverness players square up to Motherwell's Marvin Johnson. Photograph: SNS

Inverness CT 0 Motherwell 1: New boy Wes Fletcher sinks hosts

READY FOR BATTLE: Ian Murray believes his side can compete with Rangers and Hibs and plans to prove that at Ibrox on Friday

St Mirren manager Ian Murray insists Hibs must be favourites over Rangers to win the Championship

East Fife manager Gary Naismith has his sights set on promotion

Gary Naysmith on legacy, loan deals and life in League Two

Rio Grand

Rio Grand

Duncan Scott is flying high after returning from the European Games as Britain’s most decorated athlete Photograph: Getty

Six to follow: Duncan Scott is the boy for Brazil

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