Your morning briefing: What you should know for Friday, November 16

Sean Morrison

Brexit: PM braced for more Cabinet resignations

Theresa May is braced for more Cabinet resignations after struggling through a chaotic day of fallout over her EU divorce deal.

Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, is said to be considering quitting after he called for the draft Brexit agreement to be renegotiated.

It is understood he also rejected Mrs May’s offer to make him Brexit Secretary, a post left vacant after Dominic Raab stepped down yesterday.

Despite a facing a possible leadership challenge over the deal, Mrs May yesterday said she would “see Brexit through”.


Total missing in California wildfire doubles in one day

The number of people missing in California’s deadliest ever wildfire last night leapt to 631, more than double the figure recorded earlier on the same day.

The revised official total comes after investigators went back to check emergency calls made when the record-breaking Camp Fire first broke out.

A major rescue mission continues after devastating blazes tore through swathes of the US state, with some fires still remaining out of control.

The death toll now stands at 63.


North Korea tests new weapon after peace talks stall

Kim Jong-un has supervised the successful test of a new "high-tech" tactical weapon, according to state-run media.

North Korea released no real detail on the type of the weapon used, saying only that it had been developed over a long period of time.

It is the state’s first known inspection of a major weapons test in a year and comes amid stalled peace talks with the US.


Hockney painting sold for record-breaking £70m

One of David Hockney's most recognisable paintings has been sold for £70 million - smashing the auction record for a living artist.

Hockney's 1972 work, Portrait of an Artist, known also as Pool with Two Figures, went under the hammer at Christie's in New York yesterday.


Wayne Rooney's last England appearance

England celebrated Wayne Rooney’s final international appearance with a comfortable win over the United States in a friendly at Wembley last night.

The goals came from Jesse Lingard, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Callum Wilson on his debut.

The win set the national side up nicely for Sunday's Uefa Nations League game with Croatia at home.

If England win they finish top of Group A4 and qualify for next June's finals. If they lose, they will be relegated.


On this day…

1824: Explorers Hamilton Hume and William H Hovell discovered Australia's Murray River.

1920: The Bolsheviks defeated the White Russians in the Crimea, ending Russia's Civil War.

1937: MPs voted in favour of air raid shelters being erected in towns and cities. Winston Churchill insisted they were "indispensable". Labour opposed this, fearing it would mean a big rise in rates.

1959: The Sound Of Music, a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, opened on Broadway.