BBC news for Perthshire

Snow causes travel chaos across Scotland

Police ask drivers to avoid the A82 around Glencoe Mountain Resort, where conditions are "hazardous".

Appeal after Stirling police officer forced to evade van

The officer, who was trying to speak to the van driver in Stirling, was forced to get out of the way.

Pushchair set on fire in Dundee close

Police condemn the "astonishingly reckless act" which caused extensive damage to a Dundee tenement.

Embarrassment makes women avoid smear tests, charity says

Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35 but a majority are not aware of the risk.

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US shutdown: Government services closed as working week begins

Many federal services will not open on Monday as politicians struggle to agree on a new budget.

Syria offensive: Turkish troops 'capture villages' in Afrin

Turkey's president vows to "sort out" a Kurdish-held area on the third day of a military offensive.

Mysterious Dead Sea Scroll deciphered in Israel

Ancient fragments written in code reveal new details about an ancient Jewish sect.

Jerusalem: US embassy to move by end of 2019 - Pence

Vice-President Mike Pence makes the announcement in a speech to the Israeli parliament.