As it happened: Tuesday, July 10

As it happened: Tuesday, July 10
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By Chris Harris
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This is our as-it-happened coverage of major news events on the morning of Tuesday, July 10.


These are the key stories from this morning, Tuesday, July 10:

Brexit turmoil: British Prime Minister Theresa May is looking to re-assert her authority after two senior ministers quit over her new Brexit strategy. With further resignations threatened and a possible leadership challenge, May is under pressure to drop the new plans.

Thai cave rescue: A ninth person has been today been rescued from a flooded cave system in Thailand. Eight boys from a youth football team, stranded there since June 23, have been rescued in recent days. An operation to save the remaining four boys and their coach was launched earlier on Tuesday. 

**Supreme Court: **Donald Trump nominates conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh for a lifetime seat on the US Supreme Court, the highest court in the land. If the US Senate confirms the appointment, it would see the make-up of the court shift to the right. Kavanaugh has conservative views on a range of social issues, from abortion to gun rights.

This is how our coverage evolved over the morning: 

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