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MSN UK 05/06/2019 News desk

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

Donald Trump U-turns on calls for NHS to be covered in Brexit deal


a man standing in front of a flag © Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited Donald Trump has rowed back on his call for the NHS to be covered in a new UK-US trade deal after Brexit. The US leader had used a joint conference with Theresa May during his UK visit to say the health service would be “on the table” as part of a potential deal. (Evening Standard) Trump has doubled down on his claim that Meghan Markle is "nasty" during an interview with Piers Morgan. But despite believing that she has been rude to him the US President admitted he thinks the Duchess of Sussex is doing a good job. (Mirror) Meanwhile, Trump's claims and statements during the UK state visit were fact-checked. (The New York Times) Trump’s action-packed UK visit has entered its third day. He is set to meet Tory leadership hopefuls and join D-Day anniversary commemorations. (Evening Standard)

Ex-JLS star Oritse Willaim's £3m mansion burns down just days after rape acquittal

JLS star Oritse Williams © ICE JLS star Oritse Williams Around 70 firefighters were sent to the home of JLS star Oritsé Williams last night after a large fire broke out - just days after he was cleared of raping a fan in a hotel room. Ten fire engines were called to the blaze at the singer's £3million mansion in Croydon, south London at around 4.27pm on Tuesday. Fire crews from Addington, Croydon, Biggin Hill were dispatched to help control the flames. (Daily Mail)

Boris Johnson says Tories face 'extinction' if they fail to deliver Brexit

Boris Johnson Boris Johnson Tory leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson has warned his party it faces “extinction” unless it delivers Brexit and takes on Nigel Farage. The former foreign secretary, who turned down a meeting with US President Donald Trump, claimed he could “lift the party” and defeat Jeremy Corbyn as he set out his stall to be the UK’s next prime minister. (HuffPost UK)

Scientists aim to solve the mystery of flashes coming from the Moon

Moon Moon Strange flashes are coming out of the Moon – and scientists do not know why. Parts of the surface are lighting up multiple times per week, sometimes with quick flashes and sometimes for hours. At other times, parts of the surface mysteriously go dark. Scientists have not been able to work out why the strange changes in light are happening. That is despite them being observed for decades, and being catalogued in scientific papers as far back as the 1950s. (The Independent)

Self-harm in girls and young women rising at 'alarming' rate

Young girl covering her face with her hands Young girl covering her face with her hands Self-harm is rising among young women and girl at an "alarming" rate new research suggests. In 2014, 6.4% of 16 to 74-year-olds in England reported having intentionally harmed themselves at some point in their life, up from 2.4% in 2000, figures from a study in The Lancet Psychiatry show. The rate was highest among girls and woman aged 16 to 24, with almost one in five (19.7%) reporting self-harm. (Sky News)

In-depth: How oysters and plants can protect the coast from hurricanes

More coastal towns are building “living shorelines” for storm and flood protection. In September 2018, Hurricane Florence slammed into Beaufort, North Carolina, a town on North Carolina’s inner banks that sits just 10 feet above sea level. The hurricane brought a two-and-a-half-foot storm surge and sustained winds of 75 miles an hour that lasted some three days. (

Video of the dayAncient rock art reveals 4,700-year-old volcanic eruption

Researchers are suggesting that Bronze Age rock art depicting a 4,700-year old volcanic eruption supports a revised theory about long-studied footprints near a Turkish volcano. (GeoBeats)

On this day

'Profumo Affair' rocks the British government 'Profumo Affair' rocks the British government Teenage showgirls, possible prostitution, and the British War Secretary sharing a lover with a Soviet diplomat are the ingredients in a stew of a scandal forcing the resignation of John Profumo, and ultimately leading to the fall of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan's Conservative government. (Bing)

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