Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 25 Jan 2016

1. Antarctic explorer dies after rescue

Explorer Henry Worsley has died after failing in his attempt to become the first person to walk unaided across the Antarctic. The 55-year-old was 30 miles from the finish when he was rescued suffering from exhaustion and dehydration. He was taken to hospital in Chile and diagnosed with peritonitis. His "heartbroken" family said he had died of organ failure.

Who was Henry Worsley and what went wrong?

2. UK braced for severe downpours from Jonas

Storm Jonas, which brought deep snow to the eastern US killing dozens of people, is expected to reach the UK tomorrow, bringing heavy rain and the risk of flooding. The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for most of Wales, the north-west of England, Yorkshire and south and west Scotland. Some areas could receive as much as 8ins of rain.

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UK weather: Storm to batter Britain this weekend

3. Asylum-seekers 'made to wear wristbands'

The Government will be asked in the Commons today why a private company in Wales supplying accommodation to refugees made them wear a red wristband at all times in order to claim free meals. The Welsh Refugee Council says the practice had echoes of Jewish people being forced to wear a yellow star in Nazi Germany.

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4. Islamic State video 'shows Paris attackers'

Terror group Islamic State has released a video apparently showing nine of the men suspected of carrying out the attacks in Paris on 13 November. The film footage reveals some of the men beheading prisoners and undergoing military training in the Middle East. It also features some of the locations of the Paris attacks.

US warns of Europe Christmas terror

5. Fifth sperm whale washed up on English beach

Sperm whales washed up on English beaches are believed to come from the same pod as other animals which have died in the Netherlands and Germany recently. The latest whale carcass was found at Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, today. The public were earlier warned not to go near the remains of three whales at Skegness. Another whale died on the coast of Norfolk on Friday.

6. Former minister Cecil Parkinson dies aged 84

Lord Cecil Parkinson, a member of Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government of the 1980s, has died at the age of 84. He rose to become party chairman in the early 1980s and was made trade and industry secretary in 1983, but resigned when it emerged he had fathered a child with his secretary. He returned to the cabinet in 1987, as secretary of state for energy and then transport.

7. MH370 search: sonar vehicle lost on ocean floor

A deep-sea exploration vehicle looking for the remains of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean has been lost after it collided with an underwater volcano. The cable attaching the Fugro Discovery ship to the "towfish" sonar vehicle snapped on Sunday.

MH370: mysterious 89kg load ‘added to cargo flight list after take-off’

8. Hillsborough jury must consider 'unlawful killing'

The jury at the Hillsborough inquest has been told it should consider whether the 96 Liverpool football fans who died in the disaster were unlawfully killed. After almost two years of evidence, coroner Sir John Goldring has begun summing up the case. The jury must answer 14 questions about the tragedy and is due to retire to consider its verdicts on 22 February.

9. British women cross Pacific in rowing boat

Six British rowers have become the first female team - and the first team rowing four at a time - to row across the Pacific Ocean. The Coxless Crew set off from San Francisco in April and reached Cairns in north Queensland this morning after a 9,600-mile journey. They stopped just twice on land, for up to a week each time.

10. Briefing: why Google paid Apple $1bn to be iPhone search engine

Court papers have revealed that Google paid $1bn to rival tech company Apple in 2014 to remain the default search engine on iOS devices. The fee is said to have been discovered on a transcript of proceedings from a copyright lawsuit Google is fighting against Oracle Corporation in the US. A witness told the court that at one stage, Apple received as much a 34 per cent of Google's iPhone and iPad-based income.

Google 'paid Apple $1bn to be iPhone search engine'

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