Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 28 Feb 2016

1. PM threatened with leadership challenge over EU

David Cameron has been warned he will face a leadership challenge even if he wins the EU referendum should he fail to clamp down on party in-fighting. Foreign secretary Philip Hammond hurled foul-mouthed abuse at an anti- Brussels Tory grandee, according to the Mail On Sunday. Meanwhile, Europe minister David Lidington says the UK would face a decade of economic uncertainty after a Brexit.

2. Hillary Clinton wins big in South Carolina

Hillary Clinton has enjoyed a big win over Bernie Sanders in the South Carolina primary. The result, which was widely forecast, gives the Democrat hopeful momentum ahead of the 'Super Tuesday' primaries in 11 states this week.

"Tomorrow this campaign goes national," she told her supporters. Eight out of 10 black voters backed Clinton, according to exit polls.

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3. Mervyn King: new crash is imminent

The governor Bank of England Governor Lord Mervyn King has warned that the world is on the brink of another crash because regulators have failed in their attempts to reform the financial system. “Another crisis is certain, and the failure…to tackle the disequilibrium in the world economy makes it likely that it will come sooner rather than later,” Lord King says in the Sunday Telegraph.

4. Irish voters are heading for hung parliament

The Irish general election is set to produce a hung parliament after the existing coalition faired poorly in the poll. Irish prime minister Enda Kenny said it was a disappointing election for his Fine Gael party. However, Kenny insisted that his party would seek new allies with the sole aim of creating "as stable a government" as possible.

5. More than 85% of benefit 'fraud' tip-offs are false

More than 85% of public ‘tip-offs’ of benefit fraud over the last five years were false, according to figures obtained by The Observer. A freedom of information request to the Department for Work and Pensions found that between 2010 and 2015, insufficient or no evidence of fraud was discovered in 887,468 of the 1,041,219 public allegations of benefit fraud.

6. Germany spied on UK's foreign policy chief

Germany’s secret service spied on the EU’s British foreign policy chief Baroness Ashton of Upholland, reports The Sunday Times. The BND, Germany’s equivalent of MI6, placed Ashton under electronic surveillance when she was the EU’s high representative on foreign affairs and security. It also spied on US secretary of state John Kerry.

7. Eddie Jones' England beat Ireland 21-10

Eddie Jones's fine start as England coach continued as his new side made it three Six Nations wins from three with victory over Ireland. Although Conor Murray's try gave the visitors a narrow lead early in the second half, two tries in five minutes from Anthony Watson and Mike Brown snatched back control of what had been a tight, error-strewn match.

8. George Clooney: Trump's campaign is 'insane'

Donald Trump’s White House bid is “insane” according to actor George Clooney. "This is an election cycle and we tend to go through some craziness,” he told The Telegraph when asked about Trump. “The idea that this xenophobic, fascist theory that we are going to ban Muslims from our country or we are going to kick 12m Mexicans back down to the border and build a wall they are going to pay for - none of that is ever going to happen.”

9. Flight diverted over British stag revellers

A flight from London was forced to land in Berlin after a British stag party caused disruption on board. The Ryanair plane was on its way to Bratislava in Slovakia when the pilot decided to divert in order to remove the group. According to the German newspaper Bild, six of the Brits became aggressive when they were refused alcohol.

10. Last-gasp glory for Leicester City

Leonardo Ulloa's 89th-minute goal extended Leicester's lead at the top of the Premier League to five points and gave the Foxes are huge psychological boost.

Ulloa slid in to convert Marc Albrighton's cross at the end of a lacklustre Leicester performance. Today, second place Tottenham host Swansea, while Arsenal, in third, are at Manchester United.

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