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Your Morning Briefing

MSN UK 18/03/2019 News desk

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

Two dead after 'crush' at hotel party on St Patrick's Day

Police say a 'multi-agency incident' is ongoing at the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown Police say a 'multi-agency incident' is ongoing at the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown Two people have died following a party at a hotel in Cookstown, Co Tyrone, and a 'multi-agency incident' is under way, the Police Service of Northern Ireland has said. There were a 'small number' of other casualties following the incident at the Greenvale Hotel, police added. The hotel on Drum Road had been holding a St Patrick's Day party for young people. While the circumstances of what happened are still under investigation, there were reports of a crush at the scene, police said. (Sky News)

Shamima Begum’s lawyer denied access to Syrian camp

Shamima Begum reading a letter from the Home Office Shamima Begum reading a letter from the Home Office Shamima Begum's lawyer has been unable to get the IS bride's permission to launch an appeal for British citizenship after he was blocked from entering the camp she is in by Syrian forces. Tasnime Akunjee was stopped just '50 metres' from Begum after travelling thousands of miles to the al-Roj camp in north-eastern Syria. He was there to get her signature on paperwork necessary to start the process to appeal against the government's decision to remove her UK citizenship. (The Telegraph)

NHS accepting money from milk formula industry 'risks babies' health'

NHS bodies are risking babies’ health by accepting money from milk formula companies in breach of World Health Organization rules, an investigation has found. Nearly a third of local commissioners responsible for allocating NHS cash have breached guidelines such as by accepting payments or sponsorship over the last five years, the survey revealed. (The Telegraph)

Christchurch attack: NZ PM Jacinda Ardern says cabinet has agreed 'in principle' gun reform

Flowers and a New Zealand national flag are seen at a memorial as tributes to victims of the mosque attacks near Linwood mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su © Thomson Reuters Flowers and a New Zealand national flag are seen at a memorial as tributes to victims of the mosque attacks near Linwood mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su NZ PM Jacinda Ardern has said her cabinet is 'completely unified' in reforming gun legislation in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack but emerged from a meeting with ministers without concrete proposals to change firearms laws. (The Telegraph) Meanwhile, the man accused of mass shootings at mosques in New Zealand has fired his lawyer and plans to represent himself in court, leading to speculation that he might try to use his trial as a platform for extremist views. (The Washington Post)

In depth: The Cambridge Analytica scandal changed the world – but it didn't change Facebook

A laptop showing the Facebook logo is held alongside a Cambridge Analytica sign at the entrance to the building housing the offices of Cambridge Analytica, in central London on March 21, 2018. A laptop showing the Facebook logo is held alongside a Cambridge Analytica sign at the entrance to the building housing the offices of Cambridge Analytica, in central London on March 21, 2018. It can be hard to remember from down here, beneath the avalanche of words and promises and apologies and blogposts and manifestos that Facebook has unleashed upon us over the course of the past year, but when the Cambridge Analytica story broke one year ago, Mark Zuckerberg’s initial response was a long and deafening silence. (The Guardian)

Video of the day: ‘Planet Nine’ could be the solar system's ‘missing link'

Above view of the Milky Way, From above, the Milky Way appears as a spiral that rotates on itself around a nucleus. (Photo by: QAI Publishing/UIG via Getty Images) Above view of the Milky Way, From above, the Milky Way appears as a spiral that rotates on itself around a nucleus. (Photo by: QAI Publishing/UIG via Getty Images) Evidence for 'Planet Nine' continues to mount, as two new studies offer support of its existence, even if Nasa and space researchers have yet to find it. (FOX News)

On this day

(L-R) American astronaut Deke Slayton and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Leonov frolicking during the US-Soviet Apollo-Soyuz link-up, July 1975. (Photo by NASA/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) © 2014 The LIFE Picture Collection (L-R) American astronaut Deke Slayton and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Leonov frolicking during the US-Soviet Apollo-Soyuz link-up, July 1975. (Photo by NASA/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) 1965: Soviet cosmonaut Alexey Leonov emerges from his spacecraft and spends 12 minutes suspended in outer space, with only a tether connecting him to his craft. It's humankind's first 'extravehicular activity,' or EVA.(Bing) 

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