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Scotland's papers: Shark victim named and Rod 'blasts Green Brigade'

Image caption The Edinburgh Evening News leads with a picture of Richard Martyn Turner, the man named by authorities on Reunion Island as the victim of a shark attack. The paper says he was a civil servant in the city.
Image caption The Scottish Sun reports on the aftermath of Celtic's victory against Lazio on Thursday. It reports that singer Rod Stewart has blasted the Green Brigade supporters' group for apparently lighting flares at the match in Rome. The paper says the 74-year-old star "fears the ultras group stunt could see the champs clobbered with Uefa sanctions".
Image caption The Daily Star of Scotland also focuses on Rod Stewart, but concentrates on his two-day party in the Italian capital.
Image caption A Herald exclusive reveals that two cases of diphtheria have been confirmed in the Lothian area. The paper says the two patients are believed to be receiving treatment for the disease in an Edinburgh hospital and had recently returned to Scotland after travelling abroad. Diphtheria is an extremely contagious and potentially deadly bacterial infection.
Image caption The Scotsman stays on the election trail by leading with the SNP campaign launch on Friday. The paper says Nicola Sturgeon "spelled out her conditions" for supporting labour and said that a hung parliament would be the best outcome for Scotland.
Image caption The National also goes heavy on the SNP launch. Its headline says "It has to be indyref2".
Image caption The Scottish Daily Express claims a "massive cost-cutting drive designed by a US ­private healthcare giant" is being imposed on the NHS in Scotland. The paper says the revelation has seen Nicola Sturgeon accused of "breathtaking hypocrisy" after she launched her general election campaign yesterday with a pledge to ban US involvement in the health service.
Image caption The Daily Telegraph's Scottish edition leads on comments by Labour veteran Lord David Blunkett. The former home secretary says the party's chances of a majority in the general election are "slim". He goes on to describe his "despair" over "anti-Semitism and thuggery" in the party.
Image caption A story about online giant Google makes the front of The Times. The report says the company is making tens of millions of pounds from "rip-off firms", which are using its search engine to encourage savers to invest in "high-risk or potentially fraudulent schemes". The paper says the tech giant is taking "huge" fees for promoting such websites on its ads service. Google told the paper it would "conduct a thorough investigation".
Image caption The Scottish Daily Mail reports on a "mortgage price war bonanza" as banks offer large discounts to tempt customers who may be holding back from moving house because of fears over Brexit and the general election.
Image caption The Daily Record top story is about a man who has been jailed after setting his dog on three people, including a shopworker and a police officer. The story claims Stephen McCafferty, during a robbery attempt, yelled at his Staffie: "Get them!"
Image caption The resignation of Dundee University's principal makes the front of The Courier. Professor Andrew Atherton has quit his post after being suspended in a dispute over rent on a university property where he was living.
Image caption And the P&J leads with a young Moray woman who admitted hiding £300,000 worth of drugs for a gang. Sasha Peel claimed criminals threatened to harm her children.

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