BBC news for Argyllshire

Man found dead a day after 'altercation' in Cumnock

The body of the 37-year-old was found in a property in Ayrshire, the day after a confrontation.

'Despicable' Govanhill attacker hid weapon in bag

Police believe the man used a glass bottle in the attack, which may have left his victim permanently scarred.

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.

Snow causes travel chaos across Scotland

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

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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.

Germany coalition talks: SPD backs talks with Merkel

The Social Democrats vote to open formal negotiations with Chancellor Merkel's conservatives.

Pope Francis ends Latin America tour with giant Mass

The Pope denounces corruption, before celebrating Mass for more than a million people in Lima.

Syria: Turkish ground troops enter Afrin enclave

US-backed Kurdish militants say they have beaten back Turkish troops in northern Syria.