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U.S. presidential candidate Romney calls on Libyan rebels to extradite Lockerbie bomber


August 23rd, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by BNO News
BOSTON (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday called upon Libya's Interim Transitional National Council (NTC) to arrest and extradite the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing.Romney, a former ... Read more...

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All-male St Andrews Golf Club on historic brink of admitting females


April 30th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 30 (ANI): The all-male St. Andrews Golf club is on the brink of admitting women for the first time because of new equality laws.In a letter to members, they are ... Read more...

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Britain advised Libya on Lockerbie bomber’s release: WikiLeaks


February 1st, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 1 (IANS) British government ministers secretly advised Libya on securing the successful early release of the Lockerbie bomber from a Scottish prison, according to the US documents released by ... Read more...

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Murray’s time ‘yet to come’: Tennis Scotland


January 31st, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, Jan.31 (ANI): Andy Murray's time is "still to come" despite his defeat in the Australian Open final, Tennis Scotland has said.The BBC quoted a spokesman, as saying that everyone was "extremely ... Read more...

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Scottish officials skeptical about Lockerbie Bomber being close to death


December 10th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), Dec.10 (ANI): Scottish Government officials are reportedly skeptical about the Lockerbie Bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi being close to death.Reacting to news coming out of Tripoli, Libya, that al-Megrahi was ... Read more...

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Delhi’s success will prove challenge to emulate: Scottish minister (Interview)


October 15th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Scotland, which hosts the next Commonwealth Games, is highly impressed with Delhi's success in holding the multi-sport event, which it says will prove a ... Read more...

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Indian, Scottish business groups tie-up to boost trade


October 12th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Indian and Scottish business relations will be further enhanced with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) signing partnership agreements with the Scottish Chambers ... Read more...

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India, Scotland sign four MoUs in education sector


October 12th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.12 (ANI): In a step to strengthen educational links between the two countries, India and Scotland today signed four MoUs in various fields.These pacts will also promote student and ... Read more...

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Energy, bio-tech key areas of India-Scotland cooperation


October 12th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Renewable energy and bio-technology are among the main fields of cooperation between India and Scotland, as the two countries announced tie ups in education and research sectors ... Read more...

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Scotland all praise for India at CWG


October 12th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Scotland, which will host the next Commonwealth Games in 2014, is all praise for India's show at the Games."The Commonwealth Games are full of colours and medals," ... Read more...

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Hero Group to create 200 call centre jobs in Scotland


October 12th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has announced that 200 jobs are to be created at Indian-owned calls centres in the country during the next year.The Hero Group will ... Read more...

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Scottish delegation on promotional visit to India


October 9th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) A tourism and trade delegation from Scotland will visit India from Sunday to promote business, tourism, golf, culture and education, an official said Saturday."The trade mission ... Read more...

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US secretly wanted Lockerbie bomber freed


July 25th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 25 (ANI): The United States Government is reported to have secretly told Scottish ministers that they wanted Lockerbie bomber Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi to be freed on compassionate grounds and ... Read more...

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‘Decision to release Lockerbie bomber wrong and misguided’


July 25th, 2010 - 6:24 am ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) The release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi from a prison in Scotland last year was "wrong" and "misguided", British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Saturday. In a letter ... Read more...

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Scotland’s First Minister defends decision to release Lockerbie bomber


July 22nd, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has written to American senators defending his government's decision to release Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, and clarified that it had received no representation from British Petroleum ... Read more...

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Cameron says Lockerbie bomber Al Megrahi should have been left in jail to die


July 21st, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron, during his three-hour-long talk with the US President Barack Obama in Washington, has said that the decision to release Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset ... Read more...

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Minister says Icelandic volcanic ash cloud will not affect Scot human health


April 19th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), Apr.19 (ANI): Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has said that dust from the volcanic ash cloud coming from Iceland presents no risk to health, agriculture or the environment of his ... Read more...

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Olympic hero Chris Hoy to provide a ‘little inspiration’ to Murray


January 30th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 30 (ANI): The most successful Olympic male cyclist of all time Chris Hoy, who represents Scotland and Great Britain, will be at Rod Laver Arena to support Andy Murray's ... Read more...

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BBC yet to commit to 2010 Commonwealth Games


January 11th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) says it has yet to reach an agreement to broadcast the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi despite the claims of chairman of Organising ... Read more...

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Brown gets a popularity ratings boost with Labour by-poll win Glasgow North East


November 13th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.13 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has got a much needed popularity ratings boost with his Labour Party securing a huge victory in the Glasgow North East by-election on ... Read more...

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Scot Justice Secretary, Mahatma Gandhi of same ilk: Scotland’s First Minister


October 18th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Inverness (Scotland), Oct.18 (ANI): Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has compared the region's Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill to the Father of the Indian nation Mahatma Gandhi for his landmark and controversial quasi-judicial ... Read more...

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Lockerbie bomber’s release report draws mixed response


August 13th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (DPA) Relatives of the 270 people who died in the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am airliner over Lockerbie, Scotland, Thursday gave a mixed response to reports that the ... Read more...

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Family of first UK swine flu fatality feels devastated


June 15th, 2009 - 7:49 pm ICT by ANI
Glasgow (Scotland), June 15 (ANI): The family of Jacqui Fleming, the mother-of-three from Glasgow who has become the first person in Europe to die of swine flu, say they are devastated. The ... Read more...

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Robert Burns becomes first person to feature on Coca-Cola bottle


June 6th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 6 (ANI): A special edition of Coca-Cola bottles bore the image of Robert Burns, making the Scottish Bard the first real person to be featured on the bottle.The company ... Read more...

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Indian origin academic wins appeal to stay back with family in UK


April 24th, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 24 (ANI): A respected Perth academic of Indian origin, who was threatened with deportation, was celebrating after being given a reprieve by the British Home Office.A judge had originally rejected ... Read more...

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China, Scotland discuss ways to counter sale of fake Scotch


April 11th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr.11 (ANI): Fake Scotch has entered China, prompting the authorities in Biejing and Edinburgh to discuss the issue and reach an agreement to take action against purveyors of this imitation.Scotland's First ... Read more...

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Scotland’’s Schindler Jane Haining needs to be honored, say politicians


January 27th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, Jan.27 (ANI): SHE has been described as Scotland''s Schindler for refusing to abandon dozens of Jewish orphans in Budapest during the Second World War. But Jane Haining, who paid for her ... Read more...

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Ex-007 Connery says Scots must have a say on independence


January 25th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.25 (ANI): Movie legend Sir Sean Connery has demanded that Scots be given the right to have their say on independence. The ex-007 urged the Unionist parties standing in the ... Read more...

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Gordon Browns favorite dish is mixture of mashed potato and cabbage!


January 4th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): Gordon Brown is certainly a health freak, for when asked to nominate his favourite dish, the UK leader plumped for Rumbledethumps a gloopy mixture of mashed potato ... Read more...

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Trump gets his way on golf resort, leaves environmentalists raging


November 4th, 2008 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.4 (ANI): American billionaire Donald Trumps contentious plans to transform a wild and windswept stretch of the Aberdeenshire coastline into an exclusive one billion pound golf resort have been approved ... Read more...

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Glasgow by-poll loss could spell political doom for Gordon Brown


July 7th, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
London , July 7 (ANI): Members of Parliament representing the ruling New Labour party have warned Prime Minister Gordon Brown that his political future will be at stake when the party ... Read more...

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Trump says Scottish golf resort is a done deal


April 3rd, 2008 - 5:26 pm ICT by admin
Edinburgh, Apr.3 (ANI): American tycoon Donald Trump is boasting that he has won planning permission for his controversial one billion pound golf resort in Scotland. Despite the project facing a public inquiry, ... Read more...

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Ex-007 Connery forsees an independent Scotland in his lifetime


February 25th, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by admin
Edinburgh, Feb.25 (ANI): The former James Bond star, Sir Sean Connery, has predicted that Scotland would become an independent country during his lifetime. Seventy-seven-year-old Connery, who now lives in the Bahamas, and is ... Read more...

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40 percent Scots in favour of independence from UK


December 17th, 2007 - 2:31 pm ICT by admin
Edinburgh, Dec.17 (ANI): Support for Scottish independence has risen to 40 per cent, according to a new poll. The latest poll, which is based on the exact referendum question Alex Salmond, the First ... Read more...

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Nationalist leader predicts independence for Scotland by 2017


November 14th, 2007 - 2:43 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov.14 (ANI): Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has said Scotland could become an independent country by 2017. The Daily Mail quoted Salmond as making this assessment when he launched the Scottish Government's ... Read more...

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