News in Scotland - Tuesday

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Blair Jenkins of Yes Scotland. Police are investigating the possibility that
emails within the 'yes' organisation have been hacked

Scottish News: News in Scotland - Tuesday

SCOTLAND

Yes Scotland emails may have been hacked

The 'yes' campaign for independence Yes Scotland has reportedly filed an email hacking complaint to the police. The pro-independence organisation contacted BT after it received a media inquiry relating to information they believe may have come from private correspondence. After BT confirmed that the personal account had been accessed a number of times the group informed Police Scotland and the complaint is now under investigation.

Scottish independence: UK 'greed and inequality' could end Union

Henry McLeish, who is a former first minister, has claimed that a "perfect storm" created by the politics of unionism could lead to Scottish voters turning to a 'yes' vote in next year's independence referendum. In an article in The Scotsman newspaper Mr McLeish warned that the UK was becoming "intolerant and unfair" and mean that Scots had "no other option" but to vote for political independence.

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Green resigns from Blues board

The former chief executive of Rangers Charles Green has resigned as a consultant with the Rangers. Mr Green will now sell his majority shareholding in the Ibrox club in a move which will be welcomed by fans who viewed him as a disruptive influence.

Liz Lochhead critical of National Theatre of Scotland

Scotland's national makar Liz Lochhead has warned that recent plays at the Edinburgh Festival have been substandard and singled out the output of the National Theatre of Scotland for stern criticism in respect of the musical play Caledonia.

INTERNATIONAL

UK crisis: Government destroys Guardian equipment over US surveillance revelations

Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has claimed that - in relation to the Edward Snowdon NSA surveillance revelations - a UK government official said to him: "You've had your fun. Now we want the stuff back." Rusbirdger further claims that two security experts from Government Communications Headquarters, visited the Guardian's offices in London and watched as information received from Mr Snowdon was physically destroyed and joked "We can call off the black helicopters." One unnamed official reportedly said: "You've had your debate. There's no need to write any more," The revelations come after the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, David Miranda was detained under anti-terror laws at Heathrow Airport. US authorities were told about the detention in advance however the US has distanced itself claiming it did not sanction it. The UK government has claimed that it will not comment on police matters however the Downing Street stance was immediately undermined by David Anderson QC - independent reviewer of terrorism legislation - who warned that the detention was unusual and decisions relating to proportionality were not ultimately within the jurisdiction of the police.

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood chief arrested

The supreme leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, has reportedly been arrested in Cairo. The move comes after the new interim government and the military have faced opposition demonstrations from supporters of the recently deposed President Mursi. The death count relating to the demonstrations now approaches 1,000. Turkey has claimed that Israel is behind the downfall of Mursi while it has been reported that former President Hosni Mubarak may return to power in Egypt.

Iran to include 'drone hunting' in school curriculum

Schoolchildren in Iran will be given lessons on how to hunt alien drones according to the nation's Fars News Agency (FNA). Pupils at junior and senior schools will be given two hours and three hours per week in the "defensive preparedness curriculum" in which drone hunting will be included. There are currently bounties for shooting down drones in certain states within the USA.

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