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Your Morning Briefing

10/01/2019 News desk

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

Corbyn to repeat election demand to break Brexit 'deadlock'

Jeremy Corbyn will repeat his demand for Theresa May to call a general election in order to "break the deadlock" over her Brexit deal. The Labour leader will use a speech on Thursday to reissue the challenge to the prime minister ahead of MPs' crunch vote on Mrs May's EU agreement next week. (Sky News) Meanwhile, John Bercow was accused of anti-Brexit bias last night after helping secure a major Government defeat in the Commons, just weeks after being branded a 'pure and simple bully' by a senior Tory whip. (Daily Mail)

Driver arrested after police swoop on lorry carrying 'migrants' on M6

The M6 was shut in both directions on Wednesday night after police swooped on a lorry carrying 27 suspected migrants. Hundreds of motorists were trapped in the closure as police "checked lorries" near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Police shut the motorway - one of the UK's busiest - between junction 15 and junction 16. (Mirror)

Meghan's first patronage accidentally revealed after IT blunder

File photo dated 18/1/2018 of Prince Harry whispering to Meghan Markle as they watch a performance by a Welsh choir in the banqueting hall during a visit to Cardiff Castle. © PA File photo dated 18/1/2018 of Prince Harry whispering to Meghan Markle as they watch a performance by a Welsh choir in the banqueting hall during a visit to Cardiff Castle. Meghan Markle’s first official royal patronage has been revealed accidentally as the National Theatre shared the news on its website before quickly deleting it. The Duchess of Sussex was confirmed as the new patron of the theatre in what is thought to be an IT gaffe as the news was posted on the site in an article dated a day ahead of time. (Evening Standard)

New RAF jet 'combat ready' in face of resurgent Russia threat

The RAF's new stealth jet is expected to be declared ready for combat in time to counter the “resurgent Russian threat”. Gavin Williamson, the Defence Secretary, is thought to say today that the F-35B Lightning, the latest addition to the RAF’s fighter jet fleet, is capable of launching combat missions. (The Telegraph)

In Depth: When is a border just a border? Almost never

Countries rise and fall over borders - and how they are guarded. Wars are fought, lives upended. Then again, sometimes it’s more a matter of trash not being collected in national parks, and politicians issuing duelling news releases. (The New York Times)

Video of the day: Stampeding camels hoof it between cars in UK

This video footage was shot at Knowsley Safari Park as a group of stampeding camels decided to run past stationary cars. A scary moment for the park's visitors. (BuzzVideos)

On this day

February 1946: The United Nations during the General Assembly meeting. © Getty February 1946: The United Nations during the General Assembly meeting. 1946: United Nations meets for the first time Representatives from 51 nations meet at Westminster Central Hall in London to convene the first General Assembly of the United Nations after the global devastation of World War Two. (Bing)

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