Theresa May has spent three hours in parliament fighting for her Brexit deal, amid cabinet resignations and the growing prospect of a leadership challenge. Several MPs told her the House would reject the deal. Also Saudi Arabia is seeking the death penalty for five men accused of murdering the journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. And is the number of polar bears rising or falling?
UK Cabinet Backs Draft Brexit Plan
Ministers debated plan for 5 hours, but will Parliament pass it? Also: Californian fire town needs 'total rebuild' and new planet discovered near neighbouring star
Israel Defence Minister Resigns over Gaza
Avigdor Lieberman denounces the Israeli cabinet's decision to accept a ceasefire as "surrendering to terror". Also: British PM seeks cabinet backing over Brexit and Marie Antoinette's jewels up for auction.
Brexit Text Agreed in Talks Breakthrough
The proposals will now be put before all twenty-seven EU member states. Also: after the heaviest clashes in four years between Hamas and Israeli forces, the Gaza-based militants say they've agreed to an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire; and the trial of the Mexican drugs kingpin, Joaquin Guzman, is postponed.
Israel-Gaza: Deadly Clashes Across Border
7 people killed in renewed violence between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants. Palestinians in Gaza have fired rockets into Israel, which has used helicopters and airstrikes against targets in the Gaza Strip.
Also, strong winds fuel California's wildfires as death-toll rises, intense security in New York for trial of alleged druglord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzman, and what were the mysterious objects seen in skies off Ireland by airline pilots ?