The papers: Shamed MSP's Holyrood return

Image caption Mark McDonald returns to Holyrood for the first time in months after an inquiry found he had acted inappropriately towards women. The National says that his return will stop women coming forward to report sexual harassment.
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Image caption The Press and Journal says it has "shocking new claims" about the Aberdeen MSP and says his family are being urged to step in and persuade him not to return to parliament on Tuesday.
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Image caption The poisoning of ex-Russian agent Sergei Skripal on British soil could spark "extensive new sanctions", says The Scotsman, after Theresa May said it was "highly likely" the Russian government was behind it.
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Image caption The Herald emphasises that Russia has been urged to respond "credibly" to the charge that it organised the assassination attempt on Mr Skripal or explain how the nerve agent came to be used.
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Image caption The Times says the prime minister has cleared the way for a cyber attack on Russia and could invoke Article 51 of a United Nations charter that allows for legitimate self-defence in such a case.
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Image caption The Telegraph claims that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is under fire for refusing to condemn the Russians over the attack, despite Mrs May saying it was "highly likely" there was state involvement.
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Image caption The i focuses on the 24-hour deadline set by the prime minister for Moscow to explain how the nerve agent could come to be available for use in an attack such as that against Mr Skripal and his daughter.
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Image caption The Scottish Daily Mail demands that Russian President Vladimir Putin "explain himself" and warns that the UK will "hit back" over the affair, which it says was a "brazen murder attempt".
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Image caption The Scottish Daily Express concludes that the Russian government has been given 24 hours to "tell the truth" in the case or face the consequences for its "unlawful aggression".
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Image caption A "love game turned to horror", says The Scottish Sun, after a 20-year-old woman was strangled by a man she had earlier met at a bus stop in Aberdeen.
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Image caption Clubber Chloe Mlazek was choked by 32-yer-old Mark Bruce at his flat. He was convicted of culpable homicide following the incident in November last year.
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Image caption Disgraced football pundit Jamie Carragher has hinted at secret personal turmoil after he "grovelled" to save his job over an incident in which he spat at a 14-year-old girl and her father.
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Image caption Police Scotland has said it is "too costly" to track the level of youth drinking in Tayside, prompting condemnation from local charities who say the issue is a blight on the community.
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Former SNP MSP Mark McDonald's decision to return to Holyrood after an inquiry into his conduct found that he had acted inappropriately towards women continues to preoccupy Scotland's front pages.

The National writes that Mr McDonald's return will stop women coming forward to report sexual harassment. The paper quotes an SNP MSP criticising the politician ahead of his first day back in the Scottish Parliament in four months.

Mr McDonald's friends and family are being urged to step in and convince him to quit his Aberdeen seat as "astonishing" new claims emerge, according to The Press and Journal.

The other story dominating Scotland's front pages is Theresa May's assertion that it is "highly likely" Vladimir Putin's government carried out the poison attack on a Kremlin double agent in Salisbury. The Scotsman says that the UK could impose "extensive" new sanctions on Russia.

The Herald writes that Mrs May has given Vladimir Putin until the end of today to come up with a "credible response" to the claim that Russia was behind the chemical weapon attack or face a "full range of measures" from the UK.

The prime minister has cleared the way for a cyber attack on Russia as she challenged President Putin to explain how a powerful Russian nerve agent came to be used in an assassination attempt on British soil, claims The Times.

Theresa May has given Vladimir Putin until midnight on Tuesday to explain the use of a Russian-made nerve agent in the Salisbury attack or face retaliation for "a brazen attempt to murder innocent civilians on our soil", says The Telegraph.

Likewise, the i newspaper writes that Russia has been given until midnight to either admit responsibility for a state-sanctioned assassination attack on British soil, or to explain how it "lost control" of its stocks of the deadly Novichok nerve agent.

The Scottish Daily Mail said Russia's foreign ministry has showed little sign of readiness to explain itself, and instead immediately derided Mrs May's remarks as a "circus show".

Meanwhile, the Scottish Daily Express claims that Russia has sent a stark warning to Theresa May that has triggered World War 3 fears following the UK's promise to take action towards Vladimir Putin after the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

Away from international brinksmanship, the Daily Record leads with the case of a 32-year-old man who has been convicted of strangling a woman while they had sex in Aberdeen.

The Scottish Sun also leads with the story and writes that hours before the killing, Mark Bruce had met 20-year-old Chloe Miazek at a bus stop after both had left separate nights out in the city on 3 November.

Disgraced TV star Jamie Carragher has hinted at a secret personal hell after being caught spitting at a teenage girl, according to the Daily Star.

Leading charities have demanded answers, says The Courier, after Police Scotland claimed it was too costly to track Tayside's youth drinking problems.

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