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Morning Briefing: June 8, 2018 (FRIDAY)

08/06/2018 News desk

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

Boris warns May of 'Brexit meltdown' in leaked tape

Boris Johnson © PA Boris Johnson Boris Johnson has warned that Britain could end up “locked in orbit around the EU” in his most critical comments to date of the Prime Minister’s handling of Brexit. Mr Johnson made the comments at a private dinner with Tory donors which were recorded by one of the attendees and leaked to the media Thursday night. (Daily Mail). Meanwhile, May's humiliating climbdown to keep David Davis onboard could delay Brexit until 2021 (Mirror)

New Facebook glitch shared 14 million users' private posts 

As many as 14 million users may have unknowingly shared private Facebook posts publicly last month. The issue arose from a bug affecting Facebook’s “audience selector” tool, which allows users to decide whether to publish a post only to their friends or to a broader audience. (The Guardian)

Baby could be first in UK to be ‘born without a legal mother’

A baby could become the first person born in England or Wales who will not legally have a mother if a transgender man wins a historic human rights battle. The youngster is the child of a single parent who was born a woman but now lives as a man after undergoing surgery. (Press Association)

'Miracle' as woman survives six days in wilderness with no food

A Korean tourist who went missing for a week in far north Queensland survived for six days by crawling through a ravine and finding running water from a nearby rockface. Joohee Han, 25, disappeared last Friday while climbing Mount Tyson in Tully, south of Cairns. She lost her footing near the Scout Rock lookout and fell into dense bushland, knocking herself unconscious for over five hours. (The Guardian)

In depth: Britain’s high streets risk becoming ghost towns as stores collapse 

The House of Fraser store on Oxford Street in Central London © Getty The House of Fraser store on Oxford Street in Central London Britain’s once-thriving high streets risk becoming shadows of their former selves as store after store collapses under the weight of plunging sales and soaring costs. House of Fraser is the latest big name firm to feel the financial pinch. The dire news comes as budget chain Poundworld was last night facing ­administration, putting 5,300 posts at risk. (Mirror) Meanwhile, high street stores have recorded their worst year-on-year May performances for 12 years in another blow for troubled retailers across Britain. (Evening Standard)

Video of the day: Building blocks of life found on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover drilled this two-inch-deep hole in a Martian rock as part of its examinations of the red planet's soil composition. © Nasa NASA's Curiosity rover drilled this two-inch-deep hole in a Martian rock as part of its examinations of the red planet's soil composition. NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity, has revolutionized our understanding of the red planet. A new study has presented the first conclusive evidence for large organic molecules on the surface of Mars. (Veuer)

Vikings invade England © Ullstein Bild/Getty Images Vikings invade England On this day:

793The Kingdom of Northumbria sees uninvited guests arrive on Lindisfarne, an island off of England's northeast coast. What these 'Northmen' do there, including destroying the abbey and killing its monks, will jolt Europe and earn the Vikings a fierce reputation for the ages. (Bing)

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