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Your Morning Briefing

07/02/2019 News desk

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

Body recovered from plane carrying Cardiff striker Sala

A body seen in the wreckage of the plane carrying footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson has been successfully recovered. Remotely operated Vehicles (ROVs) were used in "challenging conditions" to pull the body out of the water "in as dignified a way as possible" the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said on Wednesday night. (Mirror)

Third Skripal attacker 'aborted escape plan and remained in UK'

A third Russian agent involved in the Novichok attack on Sergei Skripal is believed to have aborted his planned exit from Britain. The Russian military intelligence officer, using the false name Sergey Fedotov, travelled to the UK on the same day as the two hitmen who carried out the attempted assassination in Salisbury. (Evening Standard)

'They would divide hell': Another Brussels boss takes aim at Brexiteers

The EU's Brexit co-ordinator Guy Verhofstadt fired further shots in a furious row between Brussels and Britain as he joined another bloc boss to bash leave voters in comments labelled 'disgraceful'. Donald Tusk delivered the first scathing insult to British vote leavers on Wednesday when he said there was a 'special place in Hell' for Brexiteers, sparking a furious response across the Channel. (Daily Mail)

Gales to hit morning rush hour ahead of windy weekend

Gales of up to 70mph are expected to hit the morning rush hour and more blustery weather is forecast into the weekend. The Met Office has put a warning for wind in place, advising the public there could be travel delays and possible short term power losses. (Press Association)

In Depth: 21 Savage and the false promise of black citizenship

In an interview for a 2016 Fader cover story, the rapper 21 Savage offered a rare glimpse into one of his most deeply held inspirations. Though casual listeners know the rapper primarily for his chart-topping raps about worldly excesses 21 Savage has also long exhibited an investment in the cultural products and historical legacies of black people around the world. (The Atlantic)

Video of the day: Man saves kitten stuck in water pipe

In a heart-warming video, three men in northern India were seen rescuing a kitten out of a water pipe after it was trapped inside for two days. In the video, filmed on January 20 in Rohtak, Haryana, a man can be seen sitting and cutting a pipe with a hacksaw blade in order to rescue the animal. (Newsflare)

On this day 

NEW YORK - 1964: Fans await the Beatles outside their hotel, the Delmonico on 59th Street and Park Avenue, in 1964 as the Beatles prepare to play two concerts at Forest Hills Stadium in New York City, New York. (Photo by David Attie/Getty Images) © 1964 David Attie NEW YORK - 1964: Fans await the Beatles outside their hotel, the Delmonico on 59th Street and Park Avenue, in 1964 as the Beatles prepare to play two concerts at Forest Hills Stadium in New York City, New York. (Photo by David Attie/Getty Images) 1964: British rock n' rollers The Beatles land at New York's Kennedy Airport, where fans welcome the quartet with a high-pitched hysteria that will become a hallmark of the 'British Invasion.' (Bing)

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