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Your Morning Briefing

MSN UK 11/06/2019 News desk

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

Traffic chaos as severe floods submerge roads 

Commuters have been warned of severe travel disruption on Tuesday as parts of the M25 were closed in both directions because of two sinkholes. The closure came as forecasters warned the UK could be inundated with more than 100mm of rain this week. The Met Office issued a series of weather warnings as heavy rain drenched much of England and Wales on Monday. The severe weather is set to continue into Tuesday, with roads and the rail network expected to be disrupted. (The Telegraph)

Helicopter crash on NYC building roof leaves pilot dead

A helicopter crashed on top of a building in Midtown on Monday afternoon. The helicopter was flying in restricted air space and in rain and fog when it crashed. The pilot, identified as Tim McCormack, was killed. The building is 54 stories tall. (CBS News)

Two postcards could help solve a 35-year-old murder

Two postcards could help solve the brutal sexually-motivated murder of a mother-of-two 35 years ago. Shelley Morgan, 33, was stabbed multiple times in a frenzied attack after dropping her children off at school in Bristol on June 11 1984. (Huffpost UK)

'Missing' £350m Da Vinci masterpiece 'is on Saudi crown prince's yacht'

The most expensive painting ever sold at auction, which has baffled the art world by disappearing from view after its record-breaking purchase two years ago, is hanging in the £400m superyacht of the ruler of Saudi Arabia, it has been reported. Salvator Mundi, a depiction of Christ as saviour of the world, was painted in the early 1500s in the workshop of Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci - although whether it is truly all Leonardo's work is itself a hotly contested topic. (Daily Mail)

In-depth: How facial recognition makes you safer

a close up of a logo © Erik Carter Innovations include facial recognition software, which has proved its worth as a crime-fighting resource since it was adopted in 2011, has also raised concerns about privacy. But if used properly, the software effectively identifies crime suspects without violating rights. (The News York Times)

Video of the day: WW1 collection of 100 inactive explosives found

An auctioneer may have made a bombshell discovery when he was asked to value a huge collection of explosives in a WWI fanatic’s mancave. (Buzz60)

On this day

© Evening Standard/Getty Images 1936: French surrealist André Breton opens the London International Surrealist Exhibition, introducing to the public works by Joan Míro, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, René Magritte, and other leading surrealists. Salvador Dalí nearly suffocates during a lecture he delivers from inside a deep-sea diving suit. (Bing)

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