Thursday, August 23 in the news....
- A step-by-step guide to building a body like President Vladimir Putin's was available to readers of a Russian newspaper yesterday. Official photographs of the 54-year-old leader holidaying in southern Siberia last week showed him fishing with his shirt off to display a well-honed torso. Under the headline: 'Get a body like Putin's', the daily published an exercise guide by a fitness instructor. The article was almost as popular as the week's before, 'Rid your enemies like Putin'.
- US rock group the Eagles will release Long Road Out of Eden, their first full studio album for 28 years, in October, Universal Music Group said today. The band's Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is the best-selling album in recorded music history in the USA - Michael Jackson's Thriller used to top it, but none of the bandmembers of the Eagles decided to sleep with little boys.
- Aussie motorists are becoming more aggressive and increasingly selfish, new research shows. The study was conducted by a group of people who can't drive.
- Austrian garbage collectors rescued a Polish man from the jaws of a rubbish truck after hearing his cries for help, it was reported overnight. The homeless man thanked them and said the last time this happened the collectors laughed and he had to escape himself, but that was in Germany.