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What the papers say – February 15

Press Association logoPress Association 15/02/2019 By Press Association Reporter
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Runaway schoolgirl-turned-jihadi bride Shamima Begum appears across Friday’s front pages.

Several papers also lead with Brexit after Theresa May suffered another defeat in the Commons.

The Times, which revealed the 19-year-old from east London had been found in Syria, carries a plea from her family that she be allowed back in to Britain.

The teenager, who is heavily pregnant with her third child, wants to have her baby on the NHS, the Metro reports.

The Sun says ministers have the option of permanently excluding her from returning to the UK.

Her family have said they understand some people would not want her to be allowed back into Britain, the Daily Express reports.

According to the i, Ms Begum faces arrest if she returns to the UK.

The Daily Mail says there could be dozens more similar cases to Ms Begum’s.

The Daily Telegraph focuses on the fates of British jihadists captured from the crumbling IS “caliphate”.

In Brexit news, and the Financial Times leads with MPs’ rejection of a motion endorsing the Prime Minister’s strategy.

The Guardian also leads with Mrs May’s defeat, saying it has ruined hopes of Tory unity around a renegotiated deal.

In other news, the Daily Mirror leads with a study that suggests having two or more diet drinks a day increases the risk of stroke, heart disease and the likelihood of an early death.

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