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Man held after brawl at Athletes' Village

A man was detained in the early hours of this morning after a brawl broke out at the Athletes' Village of the Commonwealth Games, officers from Police Scotland have confirmed.

A 30-year-old man was being being held in police custody after officers were called to the village at 6am. The nationality of the man, who was staying at the site in Glasgow's east end, is not yet known.

Officers attended the scene in Dalmarnock, where 6,500 athletes are staying during the Games, after receiving reports of a disturbance


UN Gaza representative breaks down in ceasefire plea

UN representative in Gaza Chris Gunness broke down in tears following an interview with Al Jazeera Arabic this evening, after making an impassioned plea for the rights of Palestinians and their children.

His interview begins 38 seconds into the clip.

His plea came after the UN said the attack on a school where thousands of Palestinians had fled for shelter killed at least 15 people this morning.

Read: Gaza school shelling 'killed refugees as they slept'

The UNRWA spokesman said his staff working across Gaza are overwhelmed and called for immediate international action to hold Israel accountable for crimes against Palestinian civilians.


International community must take deliberate international political action to put an immediate end to the continuing carnage in #Gaza RT


UNRWA is overwhelmed in #Gaza we have reached breaking point, our staff are being killed our shelters overflowing. Where will it end? RT

The three weeks of fighting has killed more than 1,300 Palestinians and more than 50 Israelis.

Watch: Gaza death toll rises relentlessly with more casualties

'Is this life?!?': England divers in shock at golden win

England's Alicia Blagg has tweeted a photo of her shock after she claimed a gold alongside Rebecca Gallantree in the 3m synchro diving at the Commonwealth Games.

Rebecca Gallantree and Alicia Blagg
Rebecca Gallantree, 29, (left) and Alicia Blagg, 17, snatched gold with their final synchronised jump. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The victory came after England's Jack Laugher also won gold in the pool in the 1m springboard.

Jack Laugher
Jack Laugher was the standout performer in his discipline at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Greg Rutherford produces golden jump in Glasgow

London 2012 star Greg Rutherford has said he has finally proven he is not a "one-jump wonder" after claiming gold in the men's long jump at the Commonwealth Games.

Rutherford overcame career-threatening injury problems since his win at the Olympics two years ago and outperformed South Africa's Zarck Visser in Glasgow.

Gold for Greg Rutherford
Greg Rutherford's winning jump delivered England's 37th gold in Glasgow. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire
Gold for Greg Rutherford
Rutherford celebrated his victory by taking part in a fan's selfie at the trackside at Hampden Park. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire
Gold for Greg Rutherford
Rutherford reached 8.20m on his third jump to take the Commonwealth title two years after his triumph for Team GB at London's Olympic Stadium. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire


Three arrested over racist attacks in east Belfast

Police in Northern Ireland said they arrested three men on suspicion of carrying out a number of racially motivated hate crimes across east Belfast on Monday night.


Two 22 year old males and a 20 year old male arrested in connection with racially motivated hate crimes in east Belfast on Monday night.

Read: Police probe eight 'orchestrated' racist attacks in Belfast

Putin's judo partner among Russians hit by sanctions

Three long-time Putin associates are among the list of eight individuals who have been hit with new European Union sanctions, including Putin's former judo partner Arkady Rotenberg.

Prime Minister Putin taking part in a judo training session at the Moscow sports complex St Petersburg in 2010.
Prime Minister Putin taking part in a judo training session at the Moscow sports complex St Petersburg in 2010. Credit: Reuters

The US and European Union also announced a raft of new penalties to limit the trade of arms and technology that can be used in the oil industry and for military purposes.

The EU also put its capital markets off limits for Russian state-owned banks.

US officials said roughly 30% of Russia's banking sector assets would now be constrained by sanctions.

US and European leaders said they are prepared to intensify sanctions unless it moves to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine. In a statement this evening, the G-7 leaders said:

Russia still has the opportunity to choose the path of de-escalation, which would lead to the removal of these sanctions. If it does not do so, however, we remain ready to further intensify the costs of its adverse actions.

– G7 Leaders Statement on Ukraine

Read: EU sanctions will 'inevitably lead to high energy prices'

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