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MSN UK 08/07/2019 News desk

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

Trump attacks UK envoy in Washington after leaked memo branded president 'dysfunctional'

Trump hits back at UK envoy © Catalyst Images Trump hits back at UK envoy Donald Trump has responded to the UK ambassador in Washington’s leaked memos, saying Sir Kim Darroch “has not served the UK well”. In the highly sensitive documents, Sir Kim described the White House as “incompetent” and “inept”. (The Independent). Meanwhile The U.K. Foreign Office defended its ambassador to the U.S. after a British newspaper published what it said were leaked diplomatic cables to London critical of President Trump (The Wall Street Journal). Here are the best bits of ambassador's damning report (Sky News)

Air pollution could cut seven months off the life span of current primary school pupils 

Life span shortened by seven months from breathing polluted air © Getty Images Life span shortened by seven months from breathing polluted air Children could have their lives shortened by seven months from breathing polluted air, research has found. An eight-year-old born in 2011 may die between two and seven months early if they continue to be exposed to current pollution projections. The study looked at the combined impact of two leading causes of poor health from air pollution – nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter, a mixture of extremely small particles and liquid droplets suspended in the air. (Daily Mail)

Operation wait times soar as NHS doctors turn down extra shifts

Consultant & junior doctors Kings College Hospital South London, editorial use only UK. (Photo by: Photofusion/Crispin Hughes/UIG via Getty Images) Consultant & junior doctors Kings College Hospital South London, editorial use only UK. (Photo by: Photofusion/Crispin Hughes/UIG via Getty Images) Waiting lists for operations are soaring as growing numbers of senior doctors turn down extra shifts over changes to pensions. Hospital trust chief executives say a dramatic increase in the number of consultants declining extra work in recent weeks has had an impact on patient care. The changes in pension taxation mean picking up extra shifts are no longer worth their while for doctors. (Sky News)

Fears of fatality as number of dog attacks on postal workers grows

Royal Mail employees bitten by dogs have been left with disabling injuries © Press Association Royal Mail employees bitten by dogs have been left with disabling injuries Dog owners should feed their pets before the postman arrives and lock them away for ten minutes after he leaves, the Royal Mail has said following a spate of attacks. Every week in the last year around 47 postmen and women were attacked by dogs in the course of their work, new figures show. There were 2,484 dog attacks on postal staff in the past year, representing an increase of 9% on the year previously. (The Telegraph)

In-depth: How the first men on Moon were stranded and faced death

UNITED STATES - MAY 21:  Aldrin is shown standing beside the United States flag. Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing mission, was launched on 16th July 1969 with astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin �Buzz� Aldrin and Michael Collins on board, and Armstrong and Aldrin became the first and second men to walk on the Moon on 20th July 1969. Collins, the Command Module pilot, remained in lunar orbit while Armstrong and Aldrin were on the surface.  (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images) © SSPL/NASA UNITED STATES - MAY 21: Aldrin is shown standing beside the United States flag. Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing mission, was launched on 16th July 1969 with astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin �Buzz� Aldrin and Michael Collins on board, and Armstrong and Aldrin became the first and second men to walk on the Moon on 20th July 1969. Collins, the Command Module pilot, remained in lunar orbit while Armstrong and Aldrin were on the surface. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images) On Saturday it was revealed how the crew of Apollo 11, Mission Commander Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, landed the lunar module Eagle on to the moon. It was a fraught journey and they arrived with just seconds of fuel to spare. With the astronauts safely down, Michael Collins was 60 miles above in Command Module Columbia, monitoring their progress. (Daily Mail)

Video of the day: Spacecraft spies raging dust storms on Mars

Excellent of the planet Mars.  (Photo by Time Life Pictures/US Geological Survey/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) © Time Life Pictures Excellent of the planet Mars. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/US Geological Survey/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) The European Space Agency has released dramatic images of dust storms moving across Mars. (GeoBeats)

On this day

"Flying saucer" at a ranch near the town of Roswell © Getty Images "Flying saucer" at a ranch near the town of Roswell 1947: Newspapers report the capture of a "flying saucer" at a ranch near the town of Roswell and question the US military's story about the crash of a weather balloon. In the 1990s the military will finally reveal that a top-secret nuclear test-monitoring balloon was recovered at the site. (Bing)

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