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Passers by stop by Markle village in Scotland

Passers by take photos beside the road sign for the village of Markle in Scotland on the day of Meghan Markle’s marriage to Prince Harry.

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People gather in Scotland for medieval fighting championships

Teams from around the world gather in Scotland to battle it out medieval style at the fifth International Medieval Combat Federation World Championships.

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Today in History for May 10th

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Highlights of this day in history: A golden spike completes America’s first transcontinental railroad; Nazis burn books in Germany; Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland; Nelson Mandela takes office in S. Africa; U2’s frontman Bono born. (May 10)

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Scotland leads world with start of minimum alcohol pricing

Scotland introduces minimum pricing for alcohol, the first country in the world to do so, in what its government expects will be a trailblazing move following years of legal battles.

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Celtic festival of Beltane heats up in Scotland

Revellers in Scotland gather to celebrate the ancient celtic festival of Beltane, marking the end of winter and the beginning of summer in an elaborate display of costumes and body paint.

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Gravity-defying sculptures at stone stacking contest in Scotland

Sculpture artists gather in Scotland to compete for the weighty title of champion stone stacker, in a quirky competition launched last year.

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Curling

Curling is a technical yet ancient sport, born on the frozen lochs of medieval Scotland yet only becoming an Olympic Sport in 1998.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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‘Voices of Brexit’ – the Scottish bagpiper

As Brexit negotiations continue between the UK and the EU, Britons and Europeans share their thoughts on progress made in divorce proceedings — as well as their hopes and fears for the future once ties are severed. Robyn Ada McKay, 20, a professional bagpiper from Scotland, says she voted for Britain to remain in the EU and now worries that working and studying abroad will become more difficult.

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‘Voices of Brexit’ – the Catalan Brexiteer in Scotland

As Brexit negotiations continue between the UK and the EU, Britons and Europeans share their thoughts on progress made in divorce proceedings — as well as their hopes and fears for the future once ties are severed. Núria Orduña is a design engineer from Barcelona who now lives in Edinburgh. Her experience as a Catalan separatist has set her against the EU, and she says she would have voted for Brexit had she had a vote.

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Forest Whitaker’s commitment to Africa

Forest Whitaker first visited Africa while doing research for “The Last King of Scotland” some 12 years ago. Now starring in “Black Panther,” Whitaker has returned regularly to Uganda and South Sudan, launching a nonprofit organization called Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative. (Feb. 15)

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