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Your Morning Briefing

MSN UK 15 hrs ago News desk

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

Brexit delayed: UK gets two new deadlines after midnight talks

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - MARCH 22 : British Prime Minister Theresa May holds a press conference on March 22, 2019, at the end of the first day of an EU summit focused on Brexit, in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo by Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) © 2019 Anadolu Agency BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - MARCH 22 : British Prime Minister Theresa May holds a press conference on March 22, 2019, at the end of the first day of an EU summit focused on Brexit, in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo by Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) EU leaders have granted Theresa May's request to delay Brexit, giving the UK a two-tier extension. After crunch talks at a summit in Brussels that ran late into the night, the premiers formally announced 29 March 2019 should be scrapped as the date Britain will leave the EU. (Sky News) Meanwhile, Donald Tusk has reignited his previous verbal attack on Brexit leaders, saying there was 'a lot of space' in hell for those who promoted the UK-EU split without a plan. (Evening Standard)

Tributes paid to Libby Squire after university student’s body found in estuary

Police investigating the disappearance of 21-year-old Libby Squire carry out searches in Wellesley Avenue in Hull. (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images) © PA Wire/PA Images Police investigating the disappearance of 21-year-old Libby Squire carry out searches in Wellesley Avenue in Hull. (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images) Tributes have been paid to university student Libby Squire after her body was found in the Humber Estuary. Humberside Police had been searching for the 21-year-old who disappeared from near her Hull home seven weeks ago. Detective Superintendent Martin Smalley said formal identification has now taken place after the body was found on Wednesday afternoon. (Press Association)

Donald Trump announces US should recognise Israeli annexation of Golan Heights

President Donald Trump meets with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) © ASSOCIATED PRESS President Donald Trump meets with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Donald Trump has announced it is time for the US to recognise Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights, handing Benjamin Netanyahu a major diplomatic victory less than three weeks before the Israeli elections. The US and all other Western nations have always refused to recognise Israeli sovereignty in the Golan, the strategic high ground which Israel captured from Syria in 1967 and annexed in 1981. (The Telegraph)

'Stunning' treasure trove of thousands of fossils including 50 previously unknown species are found

Thousands of fossils dating back millions of years have been unearthed in China, potentially revealing new details about early life on Earth. Paleontologists discovered these fossils in rocks on the bank of the Danshui river in the Hubei province of southern China, some as much as 518 million years old. The Qingjiang site is helping scientists fill gaps in the fossil record and give a clearer picture of some of the earliest animal ecosystems, scientists say. (Daily Mail)

In-depth: How to move a masterpiece: the secret business of shipping priceless artworks

The secret business of shipping priceless artworks The secret business of shipping priceless artworks Early one morning last summer, I stood inside a museum in Antwerp and watched as a painting was hung on the wall. When I walked in, the gallery was empty. To one side, there was a crate about a metre square. Royal blue, it was unmarked apart from a code number and a yellow stencilled sign reading 'Lato da Aprire / Open this Side'. Although its home is nominally Florence, the painting inside was a seasoned traveller: it had arrived the night before from Sicily, by road and under armed guard. The box looked entirely unremarkable. That was the point, I was told. (The Guardian)

Video of the day: The sad story of an ancient bird that died with its egg still inside her body

The Sad Story of an Ancient Bird That Died With Its Egg Still Inside Her Body The Sad Story of an Ancient Bird That Died With Its Egg Still Inside Her Body About 110 million years ago, a sparrow-sized bird died with her egg still inside her body. That egg, crushed and flattened by pressure over time, is the first unlaid bird egg known to be preserved in a fossil. The fossil was unearthed 11 years ago. (Amaze Lab)

On this day

The Beatles release their first album The Beatles release their first album 1963: The Beatles release their debut album, ‘Please Please Me’ in the United Kingdom. The album is recorded in less than 13 hours, with producer George Martin recording the band perform their stage act live at EMI Studios in London. The album will change the face of modern music and confirms the Beatles as a cultural phenomenon. (Bing)

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