Daily News Briefing: Reaction to US air strikes, thousands trapped in Australia & Sharon Stone is a catfish

BRIEF - ME! – DAILY NEWS BRIEFING In today’s briefing update, world leaders are reacting to the US air attacks on Shia militia.  Thousands of tourists and locals are trapped on an Australian beach as the raging fires, which have turned the sky red, continue. A Romanian woman has died after being...

Daily News Briefing: Bomb in Somalia kills 79 – Brit woman guilty of lying about gang rape & Hong Kong protests in the rain!

BRIEF - ME! – DAILY NEWS BRIEFING In today’s briefing update, Hong Kongers are protesting in the rain as more than six months of pro-democracy demonstrations continue.  US bombs pro-Iran militant group in Iraq and Syria in retaliation Friday's rocket attack. A massive suicide car bomb in near Somalia's capital has claimed...

Arts and Ent | Film, TV, Music, Celebrity – Bieber is back & George Micheal’s sister dies on Christmas Day

BRIEF - ME! – ENTERTAINMENT NEWS BRIEFING Entertainment Briefing, Catch up with this week's top stories from the world of art, music, film and TV. In music, Justin Bieber will release new music early next year, five years on from his last studio album. Legendary songwriter Allee Willis has died...

Daily News Briefing: Netanyahu wins party vote – LA reviewing cases against Weinstein & Brit family die at resort on Xmas Eve

BRIEF - ME! – DAILY NEWS BRIEFING In today’s briefing update, a rescue mission is underway for a pilot whose refurbished fighter jet crashed in northwestern Iran. Los Angeles prosecutors are reviewing eight cases against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein.  Israel's Prime Minister wins the party vote and will lead the Likud...

Daily News Briefing: Trump brushes off North Korea’s threats – Indian Ocean Tsunami remembered & Burkina Faso attacks kill 35

BRIEF - ME! – DAILY NEWS BRIEFING In today’s briefing update, President Trump had a light-hearted response to North Korea's Christmas present threat.  The world remembers the Indian Ocean tsunami and its 230,000 victims 15 years on.  Burkina Faso suffered a double extremist attack, killing 35 civilians and seven soldiers. The drowning...

Daily News Briefing: 8 killed at sea trying to reach Spain – US hunts for killer of NFL star’s brother & Caroline Flack ignores Court’s rules

BRIEF - ME! – DAILY NEWS BRIEFING In today’s briefing update, eight people have died at sea in 24 hours trying to reach Spain. Around 24 people are still missing. Islamic rights body denounces India's citizenship bill and strongly condemned the violence and loss of life in the wake of peaceful protests...

Daily News Briefing: Australian PM smacks down Greta – Queen’s Speech acknowledge’s ‘bumpy’ year & Turkey in talks with Russia

BRIEF - ME! – DAILY NEWS BRIEFING In today’s briefing update, North Korea's so-called 'Christmas gift' could be a new hardline anti-US policy. Australia PM smacks down Greta Thunberg's bushfire criticism, and says he's 'not here to impress people overseas'. And five Australians have been hospitalised after a Christmas balloon drop at...

Daily News Briefing: 18 dead in prison clash – Tens of thousands flee Syria & Astronaut celebrates Hannakuh from ISS

BRIEF - ME! – DAILY NEWS BRIEFING In today’s briefing update, in Honduras, eighteen prisoners have died after another clash in another overcrowded prison.  Tens of thousands have been forced to flee as Syrian forces continue its Idlib advance. In the US, an internal email suggests the US took steps to block...

Arts and Ent | Film, TV, Music, Celebrity – YouTuber, 8 earns £20m & The rise of the Kardashians

BRIEF - ME! – ENTERTAINMENT NEWS BRIEFING Entertainment Briefing, Catch up with this week's top stories from the world of art, music, film and TV. In music, Selena Gomez is set to host BBC Radio 1 on Christmas day! Rapper Tekashi 69 has been sentenced to two years after testifying...

Daily News Briefing: Brexit deal vote – Gunman kills in Moscow & Iran’s President visits Japan

BRIEF - ME! – DAILY NEWS BRIEFING In today’s briefing update, Iran's President is visiting Japan in hopes of easing a nuclear impasse between Tehran and Washington. In Moscow, one person has been killed and more injured after a gunman opened fire near Russia's intelligence agency.  In the UK, MP's are to...

Daily News Briefing: Australia announces State of Emergency – Trump Impeached & Modi assassination plot uncovered

BRIEF - ME! – DAILY NEWS BRIEFING In today’s briefing update, Afghans are divided following the United States troops' partial exit. In Australia, the second state of emergency has been announced amid the ongoing bushfires and rising temperatures.  In the US, President Trump has been impeached! Charged with high crimes and misdemeanours...

Daily News Briefing: Chaos in France as strikes continue – UK nurses strike & India tells US students to mind their own business

BRIEF - ME! – DAILY NEWS BRIEFING In today’s briefing update, in France, the ongoing strikes across the capital have resulted in major power cuts, travel chaos and the Effiel Tower being closed. The last two bodies on White Island volcano in New Zealand may never be found, police say.  In the...

‘You are not forgotten, we’ll celebrate later’ Hong Kong pens Christmas cards

Hong Kongers have been gathering across the city in their spare time to write Christmas cards to injured protesters and those in detention as the anti-government movement continues through the festive season.  “I don’t even want to celebrate because so many people are seriously injured,” said officer worker Felix Wong. ...

Daily News Briefing: Australian brothers jailed for airliner plot – 10 civilians killed in Afghan after bomb explodes & YouTuber announces break from social media

BRIEF - ME! – DAILY NEWS BRIEFING In today’s briefing update, two brothers in Australia have been jailed for their airline meatgrinder plot. In Afghanistan, 10 civilians - including women and children - were killed when a roadside bomb detonated.  In the UK, the government is set to introduce a bill that...

Daily News Briefing: Greta Thunberg apologies – Over 300 killed in Iran’s three-day crackdown & Man shot by police in Hull

BRIEF - ME! – DAILY NEWS BRIEFING In today’s briefing update, up to 25 members of the Afghan security forces have been killed in an attack in the Ghazni province. In Dehli, police used tear gas to disperse protesters.  In a three day crackdown in Iran over 300 protesters have been killed...