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TODAY’S INSTALMENT (Monday 13 March) of the the CommonSpace daily news roundup includes: Syrian children face “unprecedented” suffering as global crisis grows, Theresa May prepares to trigger Article 50 after brushing aside Lords amendments and Does Liam Fox know what’s behind him.
News: Syrian children face “unprecedented” suffering as global crisis grows
Syrian chaos compounds famine afflicting 20 million across middle east and Africa
Unicef have reported that 2016 saw unprecedented suffering for children in Syria. The year saw the fall of Aleppo to Syrian Arab Army and Russian forces. Hundreds of children were killed and hundreds more have been recruited into armed forces on both sides of the conflict. The news comes as famine threatens 20 million in countries across Africa and the middle east, and global instability spreads.
Politics: Theresa may prepares to trigger Article 50 after brushing aside Lords amendments
Ministers expected to discard concerns over parliamentary vote and EU citizens
The UK Government is expected to push ahead with the triggering of article 50, the device which allows EU members to quit the 28 member block, by the end of the month brushing aside amendments from the House of Lords, calling for the government to guarantee and final vote on a negotiated settlement in parliament and guarantee the rights of EU migrants. She has also pledged to push ahead despite the announcement by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that she will seek a second referendum on Scottish independence.
Sport: Murray knocked out of BNP Paribas Open
First victory for Canadian 129 seed in five meetings with Murray
Scottish Tennis world number Andy Murray has been knocked out of the BNP Paribas Open by Candia 126 seed Vasek Pospisil.
Culture: Jane Austen’s poor health may be explained by arsenic poisoning
Investigation into eyesight deterioration points to arsenic use
Legendary novelist Jane Austen may have ruined her sight through arsenic poisoning, a new investigation has found. Austen was thought to have used medicines containing the poison to treat arthritis.
Weather: Getting warmer
Good to see spring holding up
The pleasant weather holds up across the country today, with sun mingling with cloud and light showers. There should be highs of 10 and 11 degrees across large parts of the country.
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