This is basically the logic of the College Republican National Committee’s latest ad aimed at female voters:

"Let’s make politics like shopping for wedding dresses and reality TV, because that’s the only way we can get women to care!"

Alex Salmond has resigned

He says he will stand down as first minister in November when a new SNP leader will be chosen. Follow live updates »

Scotland has voted against ending its 307-year-old union with England and Wales, with the Scottish National party conceding defeat in the historic referendum.

The Scottish referendum explained for non-Brits (ie most of you reading this) 

• Follow the referendum live - get the latest »

Tomorrow’s front page. Here’s a summary of today’s events, with more live coverage from 7am BST tomorrow. 

• Four new polls were released showing narrow leads for the no camp.


On 18 September voters in Scotland will be asked to make the greatest democratic constitutional decision in their nation’s history. The question is simple: should Scotland be an independent country, yes or no?

Everything you need to know about the vote »

Obama broke off from discussing world affairs at the Nato summit in Newport, Wales, to visit Stonehenge. (Charles Dharapak/AP)

Ukraine claims it has destroyed Russian military vehicles in the country’s east.

Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, said his country’s armed forces had destroyed part of an armed convoy seen moving through a gap in a border fence on Thursday night.

Read the latest on the Ukraine crisis 

Photo: Evgeniy Maloletka/AP