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Morning Briefing: September 13, 2018 (THURSDAY)

13/09/2018 News desk

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

Hurricane Florence weakens to Category 2 but 'life-threatening' storm surge still expected

Americans living in the path of monster Hurricane Florence are running out of time to flee before the "storm of a lifetime" makes a direct hit on the East Coast. Florence is on track to make landfall near the North Carolina-South Carolina border, threatening to bring 141mph wind, days of heavy rain and catastrophic flooding. (Mirror) The dire forecast has prompted mandatory evacuation orders for more than a million people. A psychologist explains why some people always ignore the orders. (Vox)

Britain won't pay £39bn Brexit 'divorce' bill if there is no deal

Britain will not pay its £39 billion “divorce” bill if a Brexit deal is refused, Dominic Raab has insisted as he stepped up pressure on Brussels to accept the Chequers plan. The Brexit Secretary’s tough talking comes after Prime Minister Theresa May made clear that without a deal the UK’s “position changes” on the exit settlement. Ramping up the pressure further on the bloc, Mr Raab said “there is no deal without the whole deal” ahead of his crunch talks with Michel Barnier later today. (Evening Standard)

Apple unveils new phones with bigger screens   

Apple has announced, as predicted, that this year's iPhone will be the XS. As has become tradition now the iPhone has alternating years of major revision and minor tweaks. This is technically the minor update year, but it's not quite that simple as there are three new iPhones to consider. (Mirror) Here’s a quick rundown of how much you’re going to pay for those devices. (TechCrunch)

The world is sleepwalking into a financial crisis, warns Gordon Brown

A leaderless world is sleepwalking towards a repeat of its near meltdown in late 2008 and early 2009 because it has failed to remedy the causes of the financial crash of a decade ago, former prime minister Gordon Brown has warned. Britain’s leader during the period when the collapse of the US investment bank Lehman Brothers put every major bank at risk, said that after a decade of stagnation the global economy was now moving into a decade of vulnerability. (The Guardian)

Video shows Harvey Weinstein behaving inappropriately

Sky News has obtained a video that shows Harvey Weinstein behaving inappropriately with a young woman at a business meeting. The footage, which has never been broadcast before, shows him hugging, touching and making sexually suggestive comments to 28-year-old Melissa Thompson. (Sky News)

In Depth: Javier Bardem, cinema's most stylish bad guy

It’s not that he’s unfriendly or aloof, just that he likes to get properly stuck into a subject, and can get feverishly poetic about more or less anything. There’s not much time, he seems to say, so let’s not waste it on trivia and niceties. Javier Bardem doesn’t muck about. (Esquire)

Video of the day: More than 800 ancient Egyptian tombs mapped for first time

More than 800 Egyptian tombs have been mapped for the first time in an ancient necropolis. Located near the village of Lisht in northern Egypt, the tombs were long hidden under sand. Most of the tombs were already looted by the time researchers explored them. But remaining artefacts and the tombs themselves offer insight into the lives of Middle Kingdom Egyptians. (National Geographic)

On this day

Russian Foreign Minister AndreI Kozyrev (left) and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Chairman Yasser Arafat (right) applaud, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (second left) and US President Bill Clinton shake hands at the signing of the Oslo I Accord on the White House's South Lawn © Getty Russian Foreign Minister AndreI Kozyrev (left) and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Chairman Yasser Arafat (right) applaud, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (second left) and US President Bill Clinton shake hands at the signing of the Oslo I Accord on the White House's South Lawn 1993: US President Bill Clinton hosts Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat at the White House as their representatives sign the 'Oslo Accords,' another step in the complex Israeli-Palestinian peace process. (Bing)

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