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Covid-19 comes at a big cost to limiting climate change

Covid-19 seems to have resulted in a drop in carbon emissions, but this is at a terrible cost to life and the economy. It is unlikely to last.

Study finds footballers 3.5 times more likely to die from brain trauma

Although footballers had higher risk of death from neurodegenerative disease, they were less likely to die of other common diseases

Big Tobacco’s R1m for UCT stubbed out

The university says it had no idea researchers had signed up to take Big Tobacco money but the decision could have lasting effects

Glasgow eye of storm as drug deaths spiral in Scotland

Scotland's biggest city, is the epicentre of a substance abuse crisis, which saw an unprecedented 1187 drug-related deaths last year

‘Berserker’ chess mate quite Uigly

Another Lewis chess piece has been found

Kolisi escapes sanction for headbutt

In the 30th minute of the clash, Kolisi, while held on the ground by Scottish midfielder Peter Horne, used the back of his head to strike his opponent

Strong-willed Scots ready to match ambitious Boks

For many South Africans Scotland is best known for three things — whisky (the Irish spell it with an ‘e’), Sean Connery and tartan skirts

​Trump can be tripped by sanctions

The president-elect’s policies will rebound on the whole world but there is a way to hit back.

Scotland starts drive to remain in EU

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says country may hold another secession referendum following Britain's vote to leave the intergovernmental bloc.

Scottish nationalists bounce back after referendum

Scottish nationalists have sprung back after losing the referendum, with a revival that could mark change in the UK general elections voting patterns.

Fear and Lothian in Westminster

Big promises were made to keep Scotland in the union, now it’s time for backpedalling.

Scotland votes ‘no’ to independence, promised new powers

British Prime Minister David Cameron is pledging to hand new powers to Scotland after it voted to remain part of the United Kingdom in a referendum.

Spain jittery on Scottish secession

Madrid has gone on the defensive as Scots vote in a referendum for independence from the United Kingdom.

Scotland’s independence could take EU into uncharted territory

A "Yes" vote to Scotland's independence will pose baffling questions for the EU, and could see Scotland clamouring to join while England leaves.

Scottish referendum: Youngest voters have their say

As the Scots vote on their independence, a photo essay shows first-time voters who will celebrate their birthdays on the day of the referendum.

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