Johann Lamont has resigned as leader of the Scottish Labour Party accusing the Westminster leadership of treating the party in Scotland as a "branch office".
Outgoing Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said:
Outgoing Scottish Labour Party leader Johann Lamont has accused the Westminster leadership of treating the party in Scotland as a "branch office".
Announcing her resignation, Ms Lamont told the Daily Record:
An Iranian woman convicted of killing a man she said tried to rape her has been executed, despite international campaign urging a retrial.
Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was arrested in 2007 for the murder of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former employee of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence.
She was sentenced to death in 2008 after what Amnesty International called a "deeply flawed investigation and trial".
Miss Jabbari admitted to stabbing the man, but said she acted in self defence after he tried to sexually abuse her.
"Her claims do not appear to have ever been properly investigated," Amnesty International said.
Reyhaneh Jabbari’s execution has been deferred a number of times, including last month.
A vigil has been held in Marysville hours after a student went on a shooting rampage, killing a female classmate and injuring four others.
More than 100 people gathered at The Grove Church in Washington for a prayer service.
Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring said."It's times like this we re-evaluate our priorities."
Freshmen football player Jaylen Fryberg, 15, opened fire in the cafeteria of Marysville Pilchuck High School.
His victim is yet to be named but two of the four he wounded are thought to be his cousins.
A spokesman for Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where the boys are being treated, said 15-year-old Andrew Fryberg was shot in the head.
While Nate Hatch, 14, was shot in the jaw. Both are in intensive care.
Egypt has declared a three-month state of emergency in Sinai after two suspected terror attacks killed 33 soldiers.
There has been no claim for the attacks, which are some of the worst anti-state violence since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year.
President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has declared three days of mourning.
State TV reports said Egypt's Rafah crossing into the Gaza Strip was also closed.
It is a setback for the government which had managed over the past few months to make some progress in the struggle against an IS insurgency.