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Bin lorry crashes into pedestrians
The scene in Glasgow's George Square after an accident involving a bin lorry (@BMol14loy/PA Wire)

Bin lorry crashes into pedestrians

E mergency services have been called to a "serious incident" in which it is understood a bin lorry has crashed into a group of pedestrians.

World news

N Korea threatens hack row strikes

N Korea threatens hack row strikes

North Korea has threatened strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole US mainland, that cesspool of terrorism", accusing Barack Obama of "recklessly" spreading rumours of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.

Sport news

Blatter committed to fifth term

Blatter committed to fifth term

FIFA president Sepp Blatter is committed to standing for a fifth term in office, despite another turbulent year which has seen his leadership questioned time and again.

Business news

Tesco profit claim investigated

Tesco profit claim investigated

The accounting watchdog has launched an investigation into a £263 million overstatement of profit expectations at Tesco.

Technology news

Call for better password security

Call for better password security

Online giants including Amazon and LinkedIn could be doing far more to raise the need for better password practices among users, according to research.

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