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Morning Briefing: October 5, 2018 (FRIDAY)

05/10/2018 News desk

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

Two children from same family die after contracting E. coli

Two children from the same family have died after contracting a deadly form of E. coli, Public Health England has confirmed as officials admitted they have no idea what led to the infection. There are fears of a wider outbreak as inspectors and health officers continued to investigate the course of contamination. (The Telegraph)

Ronaldo rape allegation: Accuser's lawyer extends search for evidence to the UK

Lawyers acting for Cristiano Ronaldo’s alleged sexual assault victim have extended their search for evidence to the UK. Kathryn Mayorga’s lawyer Leslie Stovall has begun attempting to track down a woman who made a complaint against the star which led to his arrest in 2005 on suspicion of rape. The then-Manchester United starlet, who was aged 20 at the time, was quizzed by police in London over the alleged incident at the city’s five-star Sanderson Hotel on October 2 of that year. (Mirror)

'I am independent, impartial': Kavanaugh pens highly unusual op-ed

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh penned an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal published on Thursday evening in which he defended his "emotional" testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. "I was very emotional last Thursday, more so than I have ever been. I might have been too emotional at times. I know that my tone was sharp, and I said a few things I should not have said," he wrote. Kavanaugh became visibly emotional when refuting allegations of sexual misconduct three women publicly made against him. (The Hill)

Briton dies after being bitten by sea snake in Australia

A 23-year-old British man has died after being bitten by a sea snake in Australia while working on a fishing trawler. The man was bitten while pulling up a net while working off Groote Eylandt, 400 miles east of the capital Darwin, on Thursday afternoon. (Press Association)

In Depth: What Cassini discovered just before it crashed into Saturn

In September 2017, NASA plunged its 20-year-old spacecraft into Saturn’s atmosphere, where it incinerated, never to fly again. The space agency had no other choice. Cassini was nearly out of fuel and had already been stretched years beyond its intended mission duration. Keeping it going risked potentially contaminating one of Saturn’s moons with microbes from Earth. (Vox)

Video of the day: Lanterns flood skies to honour missing children

Hungarian citizens release thousands of lanterns into the night sky to mark the thousands of juvenile disappearances in the country. The annual event seeks to raise public awareness of child disappearances in the country. In 2015, nearly 17,000 children went missing. (Newsflare)

On this day

Actor Sean Connery on the set of 'Dr No' © Getty Actor Sean Connery on the set of 'Dr No' 1962: Bond, James Bond, makes his cinematic entrance, as 'Dr. No' premieres in London. The film will be released in the rest of the world over the next several months, and the film's lead, Sean Connery, will become forever associated with the super spy. The Bond film series will be long-lived and lucrative. (Bing)

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