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Morning Briefing: June 11, 2018 (MONDAY)

11/06/2018 News desk

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

May faces new Tory threat to topple her over Brexit as EU prepares 'ambush'

Theresa May appears to be facing a new Tory bid to topple her just as Brexit key clashes reach their climax - and the EU prepares an 'ambush' with new demands. The Prime Minister faces a Commons showdown this Tuesday and Wednesday as MPs hold a string of crunch votes on her EU Withdrawal Bill . Leave-backing MPs are likely to vote on her side - to stop Britain staying in the EU-aligned EEA or customs union. (Mirror)

Trump continues attack on G7 leaders in furious Twitter tirade

Donald Trump doubled down on his attacks on Justin Trudeau and the G7 leaders in an early morning Twitter tirade. The US president took aim at the Canadian Prime Minister, suggesting "Justin acts hurt when called out!" In a string of bad-tempered tweets, Trump also vented his anger at some of Washington's closest allies over the United State's trade deficit. (Mirror)

Harry and Meghan's first overseas tour revealed

In a short press statement late Sunday night, Kensington Palace announced plans for the first official visit of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to the Australia and New Zealand region. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will follow in the footsteps of Harry's parents, Charles and Diana, whose first royal tour as a married couple was also to Australia and New Zealand. The couple are set to visit locations across Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand. (Daily Mail)

In depth: The human cost of your Kindle

Five o’clock in the morning and the young woman’s eyelids are drooping. All night she has been removing spots of dust from Amazon smartspeakers with a toothbrush. Time seems to crawl. Now she is overwhelmed with exhaustion. She works on, more and more slowly, until she can do no more. She looks around the workshop. Other workers have rested their heads on the bench. She slumps forward and falls asleep. Let’s call the young woman Alexa. Alexa, what are you doing here? (The Guardian)

Video of the day: You can build this boat, store in your car and go fishing

This electric rubber dinghy that can be assembled in minutes is a fisherman’s dream. The dinghy can be used for fishing or sight-seeing, it's perfect for shallow areas and can support up to 130kg of weight. The motor powered by a 12-volt battery and is very quiet. (Business Insider)

On this day:

Overall View Of The Alcatraz Penitentiary Located In The San Francisco Bay In 1946. © Getty Overall View Of The Alcatraz Penitentiary Located In The San Francisco Bay In 1946. 1962The infamous Alcatraz Island penitentiary has been thought escape-proof, but The Rock loses three of its inmates today as they pose dummy heads in their bunks, crawl through spoon-dug holes, scale the prison fence, and shove off into San Francisco Bay on rafts made with prison raincoats. (Bing)

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