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Your Morning Briefing

MSN UK 14/03/2019 News desk

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

May warns MPs to back her deal or risk losing Brexit altogether

© Thomson Reuters Theresa May is urging MPs to back a three-month Brexit postponement or face the threat of a much longer delay, in a desperate bid to persuade her pro-Leave rebels to back her withdrawal agreement next week. (Sky News) On Wednesday, MPs inflicted another defeats on May, rejecting the idea of Britain leaving the EU without a deal by a margin of four in the first vote. In chaotic scenes, the government then rescinded its promise of a free vote, but it still lost by 321 votes to 278 – a majority of 43. (The Guardian) MPs tonight will vote on whether or not to extend Article 50 and resultantly delay Britain leaving the European Union beyond the current March 29 deadline. (The Telegraph) 

Boeing grounds crash fleet as ‘alarm bells ring’

© Reuters Boeing has grounded its entire 371-strong fleet of 737 Max aircraft after investigators uncovered new evidence at the scene of the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash. (Newsweek) On Wednesday, the US government decided to ground all Boeing 737 Max aircrafts. (The Washington Post)

F1 race director Charlie Whiting dies aged 66

© ASSOCIATED PRESS Long-serving Formula One race director Charlie Whiting died suddenly at the age of 66 on Thursday. Just days before the start of the 2019 F1 season in Melbourne, Whiting suffered a pulmonary embolism, the FIA said in a statement. Whiting became race director in 1997, nine years after first joining the federation. (Omnisport)

Netflix to set own official UK age ratings

© tcerovski Netflix has partnered with the British Board of Film and Classification (BBFC) to introduce a new age ratings system to its platform. The move could see all content on the service classified using the standard BBFC age ratings: U, PG, 12A, 15 and 18. It follows new research by the BBFC and the Video Standards Council Rating Board (VSC) that found almost 80 per cent of parents in the UK are concerned about their children seeing inappropriate content online. (The Independent)

In depth: The math of pi explained as simply as possible

© Getty March 14 is a date that coincidentally spells out the first three digits of pi (represented by the symbol π). Thirty-one years ago, physicist Larry Shaw decided to celebrate 3/14 at a San Francisco science museum. Since then, Pi Day has grown into a worldwide celebration of math and pastry. (Vox)

Video of the day: Meet Britain's youngest racing driver

Meet Britain's youngest racing driver - a four-year-old who can drive a go kart at 40mph before he can read and write. Little Ronnie Ray Carter hasn't even started school yet, but is already one of Europe's best junior racers. He got behind the wheel at the age of three and is the youngest driver competing in the national Bambino Kart Club Championships - the league of the UK's best young racing drivers. (SWNS)

On this day

© Press Association 1991: Coerced confessions, police brutality, and muddled forensics are finally revealed as six Irish men see their sentences overturned after being convicted for a 1974 IRA bombing in Birmingham, England. (Bing)

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