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11 hrs ago News desk

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

May faces no confidence vote after historic Brexit defeat 

Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street, London © PA Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street, London Theresa May trudged out of her Brexit defeat with ­Jeremy Corbyn’s damning words on her failure ringing in her ears. The humiliated PM lost the vote on her EU plan by a staggering 230 majority that leaves Britain staring at a catastrophic no deal. After the crushing defeat – which followed two and a half years of botched negotiations with Brussels - Mr Corbyn launched a motion of no confidence in her ­government. It will be voted on at 7pm today. (Mirror) The Brexit countdown clock should be stopped immediately after Theresa May's deal suffered a defeat of “historic proportions” in the House of Commons, Nicola Sturgeon has said. (The i) Meanwhile, John Bercow last night appeared to open the door to Parliament taking control of Brexit from the Government. (Daily Mail)

Briton among 15 killed in terror attack at Kenya hotel

At least 15 people have died after extremists staged a "co-ordinated" terror attack on a luxury hotel and office complex in Kenya. A British man and an American man are among the casualties, a mortuary worker has told Reuters. Their bodies were identified based on identification documents. (Sky News)

Upskirting to become criminal offence as House of Lords backs bill

Upskirting is set to become a criminal offence in the spring, with the offence carrying up to a two year jail sentence. A new law passed its final legal hurdle yesterday when it received its third reading in the House of Lords’ Upper Chamber. The legislation is now only awaiting the formality of Royal Assent. (Evening Standard)

Duchess of Cornwall loses planning battle with neighbour

Duchess of Cornwall loses planning battle Duchess of Cornwall loses planning battle The Duchess of Cornwall has lost a planning battle over proposals from a next-door neighbour to build a granny flat a stone’s throw from her country retreat. The royal, 71, objected to the plans for the building some 60m from her Grade II listed Rey Mill House property amid concerns over flooding. (The i)

In Depth: The 'kid facial' goes mainstream, thanks to Victoria Beckham 

The internet has long been a place to fiercely debate whether or not children should wear makeup. This weekend, armchair parenting experts were spoon-fed another potentially controversial question: How do we feel about kids getting facials? (The Daily Beast)

Video of the day: Fox steals flip-flops from house

Amy McCann, a former Olympian baseball player, is seeking the return of some precious items that were stolen by a fox outside her Watsonia home, in Melbourne, Victoria. The wily animal can be seen in CCTV footage uploaded to Facebook running from McCann’s porch with a flip-flop in its mouth, before returning for the second shoe and finally for a baseball. (Storyful)

On this day 

It's memories and all that jazz as Benny Goodman (center) gives a party on January 16th for his old sideman to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Goodman's Carnegie Hall debut in 1938. © Getty It's memories and all that jazz as Benny Goodman (center) gives a party on January 16th for his old sideman to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Goodman's Carnegie Hall debut in 1938. 1938: A full house greets Benny Goodman and his band, Count Basie's band, and members of Duke Ellington's orchestra, as the first jazz and swing music concert is held at New York's famed Carnegie Hall. (Bing)

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