BBC news for Argyllshire

Nun 'not aware' of beating boy unconscious at Smyllum Park

The 73-year-old was giving evidence to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry about her time at Smyllum Park.

Paisley children's ward closure goes ahead

Minister agrees services can move from Paisley to the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.

Loch Fyne search for missing fishermen scaled back

Two men have not been seen since their vessel capsized in Loch Fyne in Argyll and Bute.

Ice warning after snow travel delays

Police and forecasters urge anyone venturing out to take extra care on roads, pavements and paths.

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US shutdown begins as Senate fails to pass new budget

Many federal agencies will close as Republicans and Democrats fail to pass a short-term budget.

Pope Francis warns of threat to Amazon peoples on Peru visit

Tribal elders call on him to help protect them, saying they are being driven from their lands.

Mattis: US national security focus no longer terrorism

The defence secretary points to "growing threats" from Russia and China.

Workers cleared over Canada rail disaster

Forty-seven people were killed in one of the worst rail disasters in Canadian history.