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Your Morning Briefing

MSN UK 12/03/2019 News desk

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

May secures 'legally binding' changes to Brexit deal

© Reuters Theresa May has called for MPs to “come together” to back her deal after claiming to have secured the legally binding changes parliament wanted to ensure the EU cannot trap the UK in the Irish backstop and a permanent customs union. (The Guardian) Meanwhile, Jean-Claude Juncker has issued a stark warning to MPs threatening to reject Theresa May’s “improved” Brexit deal, saying there will be “no third chance”. (Evening Standard)

Missing British backpacker found dead in Guatemala

a woman smiling for the camera © Other A young British backpacker who disappeared in Guatemala has been found dead. Catherine Shaw, 23, was last seen in the Central American country in the early hours of 5 March and was reported missing later that day. Police in Guatemala said they had launched a criminal investigation into Ms Shaw's death. (Sky News)

Kim Jong-un wins overwhelming victory in North Korea election

© Reuters Kim Jong-un and 686 other candidates approved by the government were voted into the North Korean parliament in Sunday’s election, state media announced on Tuesday, with every nominee returned with 100 percent of the vote in their constituencies. Kim was returned to the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly from his Mount Paektu constituency and will be joined in the nation’s parliament by his sister, Kim Yo-jong, the Korean Central News Agency reported. (The Telegraph)

McGregor released from jail after arrest for smashing fan's phone

© Thomson Reuters UFC star Conor McGregor was arrested Monday evening in Miami after being accused of smashing a fan's phone, according to the Miami Herald's David Ovalle. He was later released from a Miami-Dade County jail Monday night after posting a $12,500 bond, according to ESPN's Ariel Helwani. (theScore)

In depth: Why returning to Real Madrid could be a terrible career move for Zidane

© Getty Zinedine Zidane resigned as Real Madrid manager in May 2018, following his third successive Champions League title in charge of Los Blancos. However on Monday, it was surprisingly announced that the Real Madrid legend would be making a sensational return to the Santiago Bernabeu, replacing Santiago Solari. Zidane and success at Real Madrid has also historically gone hand in hand, with the 46-year-old achieving legendary status as a player at the club as well as a manager. (90MiN)

Video of the day: Traces of 2,600-year-old solar storm found in Greenland

© Getty Scientists have found traces of an 'enormous' solar storm under the Greenland ice sheet. Solar storms are made up of high energy particles unleashed by explosions on the sun. (Geobeats)

On this day

© The News-Press © The News-Press 1994: For the first time in its 460-year existence, the Church of England allows females to enter into the priesthood, ordaining 32 women in Bristol Cathedral in Bristol, England. Six years later the church will pass another milestone, as more women than men will be ordained as priests. (Bing)

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