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Driver charged after taxi passengers injured in crash

Three passengers were take to hospital after a taxi crash in the Cowgate area of Edinburgh.

M8 'missing link' opens fully to traffic

Vehicles have been allowed on to the eastbound carriageway of the new motorway for the first time.

Beltane Fire Festival held in Edinburgh to welcome summer

The annual celebrations to mark the coming of summer will continue into Monday morning.

'Matter of luck' that Easyjet plane missed drone

A report into the incident at Edinburgh Airport last year said the pilot had no time to take avoiding action.

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Donald Trump: N Korea's Kim Jong-un a 'smart cookie'

The US president reflects on the young leader's rise and says "we'll see" about US military options.

Dozens of Yazidis enslaved by IS in Iraq now free

The 36 men, women and children were held by IS in Iraq for nearly three years.

Ueli Steck: Everest preparation claims 'Swiss Machine' climber

"Swiss Machine" Ueli Steck dies in an accident while acclimatising for an attempt on a new route.

French forces kill militants in Mali forest

The operation follows the death of a French soldier in the West African country earlier this month.