Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 29 Jun 2016

1. Triple suicide bombing kills dozens in Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildrim has said Islamic State was behind a terror attack at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport that has left at least 41 dead and 239 injured. Three attackers began shooting outside the terminal late last night and blew themselves up when police opened fire. The Foreign Office is investigating after Turkey said foreigners were among the victims.

Triple suicide attack at Istanbul airport leaves more than 40 dead

2. Sturgeon in Brussels to meet EU presidents

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets the presidents of the European Parliament and the European Commission in Brussels today. She had hoped to talk to the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, but he said it would not be appropriate at this time. Sturgeon wants to keep Scotland in the EU, despite the UK vote.

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3. Corbyn expected to face leadership challenge

David Cameron has urged Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to resign. "For heavens sake, man, go," he told the Opposition leader during Prime Minister's Questions. Corbyn lost a no confidence vote yesterday , with just a third of the parliamentary party backing him, and is expected to face an imminent leadership challenge.

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4. Nominations for Tory leadership open

Nominations open today for the Conservative leadership election. Senior Tories Liz Truss and John Whittingdale are believed to be prepared to back Boris Johnson, while Theresa May and Stephen Crabb are also expected to stand. In addition, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan could be a possible candidate.

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5. EU tells UK it must honour freedom of movement

David Cameron is back in London after a one-day trip to Brussels to meet EU leaders. The summit continues today, with the heads of state discussing Brexit without a UK presence. Leaders have warned the UK that it will only be given access to the single market if it agrees to the principle of free movement of people within Europe.

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6. Undercover police get new rulebook

Sex and drugs are now off-limits for undercover police officers, except when "necessary and proportionate". The new guidelines have been made public after outrage over officers who had relationships and even children with women while undercover. Sex will only be allowed if there is a perceived risk to the officer or others in not doing so.

Undercover police can have sex 'when necessary'

7. UK anti-Muslim incidents 'up 326% in 2015'

Monitoring group Tell Mama says reported incidents of anti-Muslim abuse and attacks in public areas rose by 326% in 2015, with a disproportionate percentage targeted at women. More than one in ten of the incidents took place in educational establishments. Some were prompted by far-right groups agitating on social media.

8. Woman feared Clifford would rape or kill her

A woman told Southwark Crown Court yesterday that she feared celebrity publicist Max Clifford would rape or kill her when he forced her to perform a sex act on him when she was 17. Clifford was jailed for eight years in 2014 for sexual offences after being investigated as part of Operation Yewtree. The new trial relates to the 1980s.

9. No fines for smoking in cars with kids

Police are choosing not to enforce new legislation banning smoking in cars when children are present, figures suggest. The new law came into force last October, but only three police forces in England or Wales have since reported incidents - and those were dealt with by verbal warnings. In theory, perpetrators should face a £50 fine.

10. Briefing: Should we worry about post-Brexit downgrades?

Two trading days after the EU referendum, ratings agencies Standard & Poor's and Fitch downgraded the UK's credit rating. S&P said the referendum result could lead to "a deterioration of the UK's economic performance, including its large financial services sector". It's the latest sign of post-Brexit pessimism, but will it make much difference to our prosperity?

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