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Daily News Briefing: Trump takes $4bn from military to fund Mexico wall – Johnson’s new Cabinet to meet following shock reshuffle & TV host facing prison after attack on the poor

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In today’s briefing update, The headlines are – the Trump administration is taking $3.8bn from its military to help fund the Mexico border wall. 

A popular TV host in Russia is facing up to six years in prison following a month-long attack on poor people and their decision to have children.

Boris Johnson’s new Cabinet is set to meet later following the prime minister’s shock reshuffle that saw Sajid Javid quit as chancellor.

 In Mexico, a 25-year-old woman was brutally murdered and mutilated. Then newspapers decided to publish pictures of her skinned body. 

Entertainment, former child star Raphael Coleman, who starred in Nanny McPhee, has died at the age of 25. 

All this and more in today’s news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

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Trump administration taking $3.8bn from the military for the border wall

Aljazeera says the US Defence Department sent Congress a request to move almost four billion dollars from the military budget to pay for the wall on the border with Mexico. The infamous wall was a central promise of President Trump’s trump admin asks for 3.8 billion from military funds to build wallcampaign for the White House four years ago and remains for this year’s second term. 

Legislators said they received a request on Thursday to reprogramme more than $3.8bn from funding for the National Guard and weapons programmes, setting the stage for a possible clash with Democrats.

Democratic aides said $1.5bn would come from the National Guard and the rest from funds for procurement.

Read the full story on Aljazeera

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Russian TV host could be jailed for up to six years for calling poor parents ‘uneducated scum’

RT News says a popular Russian TV host who built a career as a forthright reality TV star may have gone too far after attacking the poor for having children. Her comments have angered many in Russia. TV presenter facing jail for attack on the poor

Alena Vodonaeva comments come on the back of President Putin’s increases in ‘maternity capital’ – money given to mothers to help with the upbringing of their newborns. 

Now a journalist, Vodonaeva first entered public life as a star on the reality show ‘Dom-2’  – a version of ‘Big Brother’. She is now under investigation by police after a month-long string of attacks against “uneducated scum” who decided to have children.

Read the full story on RT News

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New Cabinet to meet after PM’s shock reshuffle

BBC News says the prime minister’s new cabinet will meet for the first time later, following a reshuffle that saw Sajid Javid quit his role as chancellor. PMs new cabinet to meet

Johnson has offered to reappoint Mr Javid on the condition he fired his team of aides – which Javid rejected to do on Thursday.

Rishi Sunak, former chief secretary to the Treasury, said he had “lots to get on with” after replacing Mr Javid. 

Andrea Leadsom and Esther McVey are among others no longer in government. Along with Javid, they had been among the contenders in the Conservative leadership contest last July. 

Mr Javid, who was set to deliver his first Budget in March, said he was left with “no option” but to resign because “no self-respecting minister” could accept the PM’s demands.

Read the full story on BBC News

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A 25-year-old woman was brutally murdered and then skinned in Mexico. Then newspapers published photos of the body.

CNN says the brutal killing and mutilation of a 25-year-old woman in Mexico has sparked outrage and prompted calls for a change in the country’s law after several media outlets published a leaked picture of the victim’s body on their front pages. Published photos of womans skinned body sparks outage

Authorities said police officers arrived at a home in Mexico City over the weekend to find Ingrid Escamilla lifeless, with her body skinned and missing some of its organs – the latest incident in an ongoing string of violent crimes against women in Mexico. 

A 46-year-old man, covered in blood-stains was also at the scene and was arrested. Further leaked photos and videos have emerged showing a bloodied man apparently admitting to stabbing the woman after what he says was a heated argument. He allegedly skinned the woman in an attempt to remove evidence. 

Read the full story on CNN

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Nanny McPhee actor Raphael Coleman dies aged 25

ITV News says child actor Raphael Coleman who once starred in Nanny McPhee has died at the age of 25. 

Coleman, later known as Iggy Fox, became involved in climate activism and has been described as a “true warrior” for Nanny McPhee actor dies aged 25his work. 

In a statement posted on Twitter on 7 February, his mother Liz Jensen said her son had “died doing what he loved.” 

His stepfather, Carsten Jensen, wrote on Twitter that Coleman had “collapsed” while on a trip and said he had no prior health problems.

The former child actor played the role of Eric in the 2005 family comedy Nanny McPhee, starring Emma Thompson and Colin Firth. 

His co-star Eliza Bennett said she was “heartbroken” by the news of his death. She added: “He dedicated his life to protecting wildlife and fighting climate change.”

Read the full story on ITV News

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