Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 25 Jun 2017

1. Tories 'skip generation' to avoid 'toxic' would-be leaders

The Tories plan to "skip a generation" and install a younger MP as their next leader after concluding the current options to replace Theresa May are "too toxic", says the Sunday Telegraph. As a growing number of MPs and donors decide that Boris Johnson and David Davis have "had their day", hopes are turning to the “golden generation” of Sajid Javid, Dominic Raab and Priti Patel.

2. Yemen is facing planet's worst cholera outbreak, says UN

The UN says that Yemen is facing the worst cholera outbreak anywhere in the world. Unicef and the World Health Organization say the number of suspected cholera cases in the war-torn country has exceeded 200,000. "We are now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world," said the agencies. More than 1,300 people have already died - one quarter of them children.

3. Prince Harry wanted to quit the royal family

Prince Harry says he once "wanted out" of the Royal Family and considered quitting his privilege and role to live an "ordinary life". The 32-year-old said that after leaving the Army he spent several years lost in a haze of partying, drinking and heavy smoking, coming "very close" to a breakdown several times. He said he stayed on as a royal to please the Queen.

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4. Archbishop tells Theresa May to 'draw poison' from Brexit

The Archbishop of Canterbury has told Theresa May to appoint a cross-party commission to "draw much of the poison" from Brexit negotiations. Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Justin Welby said that "a country united after Brexit is essential" and called for a commission under the authority of Parliament, chaired by a senior politician. He hoped it would "hold the ring for the differences [in opinion] to be fought out".

5. Cladding on 34 tower blocks fails fire safety tests

Cladding on 34 tower blocks in 17 council areas in England has failed fire safety tests, the government has admitted. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said: "The landlords for all the affected buildings are taking action to inform tenants and implement the interim safety measures needed." The Building Research Establishment is "running around the clock" to test cladding on other buildings, he added.

6. Dozens of terrorists use UK human rights laws

More than 40 foreign terrorists have used human rights legislation to remain in the UK, claims the Sunday Telegraph. An unpublished report delayed by the Home Office highlights the "near insurmountable problem" for the government in deporting "dangerous jihadists", claims the paper. It adds that report is "potentially embarrassing" for Theresa May because it highlights her failures as home secretary.

7. Oil tanker lorry fire kills 123 in Pakistan

At least 123 people were killed when an oil tanker lorry burst into flames in the Pakistani city of Bahawalpur. Officials say a crowd had gathered to collect fuel leaking from the overturned vehicle when it caught fire, with suggestions the tanker had been speeding when it overturned. According to eyewitnesses, people smoking at the scene may have sparked the fire.

8. Off-duty officer's race a factor in him being shot, says lawyer

An off-duty black St Louis police officer’s race was a factor in him being mistakenly shot by a white officer who didn’t recognize him during a shootout, claimed his lawyer. The black officer was off duty when he heard a commotion near his home and ran toward it to try to help his fellow officers. Another policeman shot the off-duty officer, "apparently not recognizing" him, police said.

9. 'Sustained' and 'determined' cyber attack his Parliament

Parliament was hit by a cyber attack on Friday night, Westminster officials say. The "sustained" hack saw attackers mount a "determined attack" on all user accounts "in an attempt to identify weak passwords", say the authorities, who disabled remote access to the emails of MPs, peers and their staff as a safeguard. The government said it it will "remain vigilant".

10. CIA blames 'worship' of Snowden for rise in leaks

The head of the CIA has blamed the "worship" of Edward Snowden for a rise in the public disclosure of US intelligence. Mike Pompeo, the director of the intelligence agency, said: "I think there is a phenomenon, the worship of Edward Snowden, and those who steal American secrets for the purpose of self-aggrandizement or money or for whatever their motivation may be, does seem to be on the increase."

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