Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 19 Jul 2016

1. MPs vote to renew Trident nuclear weapons

The Commons last night voted by 472 votes to 117 to renew the UK's submarine-carried nuclear missile system, Trident. Despite renewal being party policy, Labour had a free vote on the issue. Leader Jeremy Corbyn opposed the plan while 140 of his MPs backed it. Only one of Scotland's 59 MPs was in favour of renewal.

The pros and cons of Trident

2. Johnson: Assad must go to end Syria's suffering

Boris Johnson says Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad must go if the suffering of his people is to end. The position is at odds with a newspaper column the new Foreign Secretary wrote last December, in which he said the UK could not afford to be "picky" about its allies against Islamic State.

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3. Melania Trump accused of plagiarising Michelle Obama

Property developer Donald Trump yesterday made his pitch to be Republican candidate for the White House at the party's convention in Cleveland, Ohio. His wife, Melania, also addressed delegates, but it was claimed her speech lifted passages from an address given by Michelle Obama at the Democratic convention in 2008.

12 things you didn’t know about Melania Trump

4. Germany: IS axe attacker shot dead

Police in Germany have shot dead a teenage Afghan refugee who seriously injured three members of the same family and wounded another with an axe and knife in an attack on a train. Witnesses heard the 17-year-old shout "God is great" in Arabic, and police later revealed that an IS flag had been found in his bedroom.

German axe attack: Islamic State flag found in teenager's room

5. Ghostbusters star suffers racial abuse on Twitter

One of the stars of the new all-female remake of comedy sci-fi film Ghostbusters has received a torrent of racist abuse on Twitter after the film opened at the weekend. Leslie Jones retweeted some of the comments, saying they had left her feelng numb. All the film's main stars have received hateful comments based on their gender.

Can Ghostbusters reboot defy 'blowhard middle-aged fanboys'?

6. Anti-doping agency wants Russia kicked out of Olympics

The World Anti-Doping Agency has called for all Russian athletes to be banned from the Rio Olympics after its latest report into the country's state sponsored doping programme said intelligence officials helped athletes fake clean drug test results at the Sochi winter Games. There was also evidence of doping involving 22 of the 28 sports which will feature in next month's Games

London 2012 'corrupted on unprecedented scale' by doping

7. Pippa Middleton to marry James Matthews

Pippa Middleton, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, is to marry hedge fund manager James Matthews. The couple confirmed the news today after getting engaged at the weekend. Middleton was the maid of honour when her sister, Kate, married Prince William in 2011. A Kensington Palace spokesman said the royal couple were "absolutely delighted" by the news.

8. New Game of Thrones to be shorter

US TV network HBO has confirmed that the next season of Game of Thrones will be just seven episodes instead of the usual ten. It will also start later in the year than its predecessors, leaving fans waiting until next summer, instead of April, to find out what is happening in Westeros. The fantasy series is being filmed in Iceland, Spain and Northern Ireland.

9. Three dead in Lincolnshire shooting

Three people have been shot dead near a swimming pool in Spalding, Lincolnshire. The gunman is believed to have killed two women before turning the weapon on himself. All three are said to have been related and the incident was not terror-related. The shooting took place at around 9am and the area, including local schools, was placed under lockdown.

10. Briefing: What next for David and Samantha Cameron?

The former PM is not short of options for a post-Downing Street

career. He could go into journalism and campaign for social justice

issues in the manner of his predecessor, Gordon Brown, or perhaps have

a lucrative career delivering after-dinner speeches. After all,

audiences will be "keen to hear the uncensored opinions" of the man

who led Britain out of Europe, says i news correspondent Chris Green.

What is David Cameron doing now?

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