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Woman raped in woods in Kirkcaldy

The incident happened in Dunnikier Woods, Kirkcaldy, at about 19:30 on Friday.

Armed man jailed for hammer robbery in Edinburgh

The 26-year-old admitted assaulting staff by brandishing a hammer and knife and robbing them of money.

Is dust the source of life on Earth?

A study by the University of Edinburgh shows how streams of space dust might carry life between planets.

Pedestrian killed in Fife crash was 'remarkable'

Family tribute to 53-year-old from Anstruther who was hit by a motorbike in Fife

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Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe 'let wife Grace usurp power'

The impeachment of Zimbabwe's president will start on Tuesday, a ruling party official says.

Trump declares North Korea 'sponsor of terror'

Donald Trump's move will trigger "very large" additional sanctions, the US president says.

Argentina navy: Missing sub 'had called to report breakdown'

The Argentine navy boat vanished off the coast last Wednesday and no trace has been found.

Germany's Merkel 'prefers new vote' after coalition talks fail

The German chancellor would opt for fresh elections over leading a minority government.