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Sister of homeless ex-soldier Darren Greenfield felt 'helpless'

The death of a homeless veteran in Edinburgh raised questions about the welfare of ex-servicemen.

Missing tourist found in Edinburgh city centre church

The 38-year-old was found in St Mary's Cathedral in Palmerston Place at 09:00.

Fife post office robber threatened woman with hammer

The man escaped with a four-figure-sum of cash after the post office raid in Fife.

Ice warning after snow travel delays

Police and forecasters urge anyone venturing out to take extra care on roads, pavements and paths.

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Syria: Turkey war planes launch strikes on Afrin

Turkey launches air strikes on US-backed militants in Afrin, opening a new front in Syria.

Kabul: Gunmen attack Intercontinental Hotel

At least four gunmen launched the attack on the Intercontinental Hotel, Afghan officials say.

Paul Bocuse: Top French chef dies at 91

He is said to have passed away in his famous three-Michelin-starred restaurant near Lyon.

US shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other

Recriminations start after the US Senate fails to pass a new budget, leading to a shutdown of services.