- 1. RUSSIAN SOLDIERS IN UKRAINE 'BY ACCIDENT'
- 2. SCOTS INDEPENDENCE: HEATED TV DEBATE
- 3. SHERLOCK PULLS OFF EMMYS HAT TRICK
- 4. REPORT: 1,400 CHILDREN ABUSED IN ROTHERHAM
- 5. VIOLENCE AT NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL
- 6. BAN E-CIGARETTES INDOORS, SAYS WHO
- 7. HYPERSONIC WEAPON BLOWS UP DURING TEST
- 8. LED ZEPPELIN WINS ‘BEST GUITAR RIFF’
- 9. BORIS APPLIES FOR UXBRIDGE SEAT
- 10. HOT TICKET: GUYS AND DOLLS REVIVAL
1. RUSSIAN SOLDIERS IN UKRAINE 'BY ACCIDENT'
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko is to meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at a summit in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, today. Ukraine yesterday captured 10 Russian military personnel in the east of the country. Russia, which denies helping separatists, claimed they had crossed the border "by accident".
2. SCOTS INDEPENDENCE: HEATED TV DEBATE
Scotland’s first minister, Alex Salmond, and former Labour chancellor Alistair Darling clashed last night in a heated TV debate on Scottish independence, the second of two encounters. While Darling was widely held to have won the first, Salmond topped a snap Guardian/ICM poll of 500 viewers this time.
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3. SHERLOCK PULLS OFF EMMYS HAT TRICK
BBC drama Sherlock won three awards at last night’s Emmys, the TV version of the Oscars. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman won best actor and best supporting actor in a miniseries while Steven Moffat got best writing in a miniseries for the final episode of the show’s most recent series.
4. REPORT: 1,400 CHILDREN ABUSED IN ROTHERHAM
A report into child abuse in Rotherham has found that at least 1,400 children were subjected to "appalling" sexual exploitation between 1997 and 2013. The report by Professor Alexis Jay accused the local council of "blatant" failures, while police had failed to prioritise the issue as the authorities refused to act on allegations of abuse.
5. VIOLENCE AT NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL
Violence marred the end of a rain-soaked Notting Hill carnival as three men were stabbed and two police officers were injured at the event on Monday. Police were given special stop-and-search powers after the stabbings. The Met said 252 arrests, including one for attempted murder, were made over the two-day street festival.
6. BAN E-CIGARETTES INDOORS, SAYS WHO
The World Health Organization has called for a ban on the use of electronc cigarettes indoors and says age restrictions should be introduced to stop children using them. A new report says e-cigarettes are likely to be less harmful than traditional ones but says they should not be promoted as devices that can help people quit.
7. HYPERSONIC WEAPON BLOWS UP DURING TEST
A weapon being developed by the US military which would be capable of travelling five times faster than the speed of sound to destroy a target anywhere in the world within an hour malfunctioned and blew up yesterday, just four seconds into a test launch in Alaska. No-one was hurt in the explosion.
8. LED ZEPPELIN WINS ‘BEST GUITAR RIFF’
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page says he is “knocked out” after Radio 2 voters judged the guitar riff from the band’s song Whole Lotta Love to be the best of all time. Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns 'N' Roses came second, with AC/DC’s Back In Black and Deep Purple’s Smoke On The Water close behind.
9. BORIS APPLIES FOR UXBRIDGE SEAT
Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has applied to be the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, in West London, at next year's general election. The Lodnon mayor, who finally confirmed that he would stand for Parliament earlier this month, had been expected to target the constituency.
10. HOT TICKET: GUYS AND DOLLS REVIVAL
A revival of the classic 1950s Broadway musical Guys and Dolls has opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre. A crapshooter tries to raise the stake for a dice game by challenging another gambler to woo a missionary. "A delight," says The Times. Until 21 September.
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