BBC news with Stuart Mackintosh.
The British Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered another parliamentary defeat on her Brexit plans. Members voted against the government’s appeal to back the approach agreed two weeks ago. Brexit supporters who rebelled said the motion would have ruled out leaving the EU next month without a deal.
Cuba has accused the United States of secretly moving troops to several Caribbean islands in preparation for an attempt to depose the Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro. Havana said the US military aircrafts landed last week in several strategic locations in the region.
A third man suspected of helping to poison the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain last year has been identified as a senior Russian military intelligence officer. The investigative website Bellingcat named him as Denis Sergeev.
India has called for international sanctions against the leader of a militant group based in Pakistan which is said to have carried out a suicide attack in Kashmir, killing at least 40 people. In a statement, India asked for the leader of Jaish-e- Mohammad Group, Maulana Masood Azhar, to be designated as terrorist by the UN.
In the past few minutes, a senior US Republican has announced that President Trump will sign a bipartisan spending deal to avoid another government shutdown and then declared a national emergency to fund his border wall. The senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said the two moves would be made together.
Students and teachers across the United States have been holding vigils to mark the anniversary of the Parkland shooting in which 17 people were killed at a high school in Florida. Schools in the state held a moment of silence.
A new research into aging brains suggested they could be rejuvenated, allowing mental decline to be reversed. US scientists say we lose mental sharpness not because our brain cells die, but because they fall out of sync with each other.