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Your Morning Briefing

MSN UK 19/03/2019 News desk

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

'Constitutional chaos' after third vote on Brexit deal blocked

© Reuters Theresa May’s government has been plunged into constitutional chaos after the Speaker blocked the prime minister from asking MPs to vote on her Brexit deal for a third time unless it had fundamentally changed. John Bercow said the prime minister could not ask MPs to pass the same deal, after they rejected it twice by huge margins. EU officials meanwhile were considering offering her a new date for a delayed Brexit to resolve the crisis. (The Guardian)

England could run short of water within 25 years

a close up of some grass © Getty Images England is set to run short of water within 25 years, the chief executive of the Environment Agency has warned. The country is facing the ‘‘jaws of death”, Sir James Bevan said, at the point where water demand from the country’s rising population surpasses the falling supply resulting from climate change. The population of the UK is expected to rise from 67 million to 75 million in 2050, increasing the demand for water. (The Guardian)

New Zealand PM vows to never name the shooting suspect

© 2019 Getty Images New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed never to name the accused Christchurch mosque killer. Ardern, who opened parliament on Tuesday with a Muslim prayer, said efforts should be made to prevent giving the gunman the attention he wanted. Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, plans to represent himself when he stands trial for the shootings that killed 50 on Friday. (Daily Mail)

Nasa study finds herpes viruses reactivate in astronauts

© Getty Four human herpes viruses have been found to reactivate in astronauts on Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions, according to new research by NASA. The study found that the viruses were able to flare up because of the high levels of stress astronauts undergo during spaceflight. (Fox News)

In depth: How the Tinder algorithm actually works

© Sarah Lawrence for Vox Globally, more than 57 million people use Tinder — the biggest dating app — but do they know what they’re doing? Here is some math-based advice for those still swiping. (Vox)

Video of the day: Cleanest airlines in the world revealed

The airlines with the cleanest cabins have been revealed with no British airlines making it to the top 30. The survey looked at cleanliness of tables, carpets, cabin panels and washrooms. (Buzz60)

On this day

© Oscars.org 1953: The 25th Annual Academy Awards are held in Los Angeles and beamed into living rooms across the country as NBC televises the ceremony for the first time. 'The Greatest Show on Earth' is awarded the Best Picture award (Bing) 

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