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Morning Briefing: July 10, 2018 (TUESDAY)

10/07/2018 News desk

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know to start your day with our daily briefing, compiled by Vidisha Kemkar.

May clings on after Johnson quits amid Brexit turmoil  

Prime Minister Theresa May with Boris Johnson. © PA Prime Minister Theresa May with Boris Johnson. Boris Johnson became the third minister to quit in the space of a day, accusing Ms May of pursuing a Brexit that would lock Britain into 'the status of colony'. (Independent) In the scathing letter, Boris said her plans for negotiating with Europe decided at Chequers last week equated to going into battle with 'white flags fluttering'. (Sky News) Ms May moved to shore up her position following the shock resignation of Boris Johnson with the appointment of Jeremy Hunt as the new Foreign Secretary. (Press Association)

Mission to rescue last four boys and coach from Thai cave begins

Thailand-cave-rescue © Reuters Thailand-cave-rescue Rescuers have entered the cave in Thailand for a third time in their bid to rescue the four boys and their coach still trapped. Nineteen rescuers have gone in, and they hope to be able to bring all five of those stranded out at the same time. All eight boys rescued so far after two weeks trapped in a Thai cave are in good health overall - and even asking for chocolate for breakfast, officials said today. (Mirror) 

Prince Louis christened in private ceremony

Britain's Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, leave the chapel with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis after Prince Louis's christening in the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London, Britain, July 9, 2018. Dominic Lipinski/Pool via REUTERS © Thomson Reuters Britain's Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, leave the chapel with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis after Prince Louis's christening in the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London, Britain, July 9, 2018. Dominic Lipinski/Pool via REUTERS Prince Louis has been christened in a private ceremony in the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace on Monday. The "peaceful" sleeping young baby, who is fifth in line to the throne, was held in mum Kate's arms as William looked after George, four, and three-year-old Charlotte. (Mirror) The cheeky Princess stole the show by making it clear to photographers gathered outside the palace that they weren’t invited to join the celebrations. (Evening Standard)

Novichok poisoning couple 'had high dose' of agent

The probe into the fatal nerve agent poisoning spread to a third area with police seizing a car in Swindon. It is believed the latest victims received a 'high dose' of the agent after handling a contaminated container. Mother-of-three Dawn, 44 was exposed to the nerve agent in Amesbury, Wiltshire, just over a week ago. Charlie Rowley, 45, who was also taken ill following exposure to the nerve agent remains critically ill in hospital. (Press Association)

In Depth: The wild life of France’s most dangerously sexy femme fatale

For more than 30 years, no one got the better of actress Béatrice Dalle, the notorious French femme fatale so seductive that even openly gay Rupert Everett briefly succumbed to her charms. During a lengthy career that began when she starred in the 1986 cult French erotic drama Betty Blue, the heavy-lidded, luscious-lipped, gap-toothed Dalle led a scandalous private life that rivaled her controversial but often-acclaimed films. (The Daily Beast)

Video of the day: Moment plane makes dramatic landing in powerful winds

Plane makes terrifying landing © Storyful Plane makes terrifying landing Terrifying footage shows the plane being blown from side to side by an intense storm as it descended onto the runway at Madeira Airport. (Storyful)

On this day:

Germany's Luftwaffe launches air attacks on Britain © Associated Press Germany's Luftwaffe launches air attacks on Britain 1940: Britons begin watching the skies as Hitler unleashes the destructive force of the Luftwaffe's aerial bombers against Germany's final unconquered European foe in the 'Kanalkampf,' or Channel battles. The Battle of Britain moved inland with raids on cities and civilians just two months later. (Bing)

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