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  • 20 May 2014, 8:33

News Briefing: Papers And Top Stories

Here are the top stories in the newspapers and some highlights of what else is making news.

HAPPENING TODAY

Four British yachtsmen are still missing in the Atlantic Ocean; Balkans residents continue to battle rising floodwaters; and an inquest into the Hillsborough tragedy resumes. (Full coverage of all these on Sky News TV and digital platforms.)

At the trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to file a formal order for the athlete to undergo psychiatric evaluation.

Rolf Harris's trial continues at Southwark Crown Court, where the TV star is accused of 12 offences dating back to the late 1960s. He denies all charges.

In the business world, the Office for National Statistics is due to publish inflation figures for April and its house price study for March.

The Cannes International Film Festival continues.

DISCUSSION POINT

British schoolchildren are being recruited to take part in the world's largest study into how mobile phone use affects the development of young minds. It will look at whether wireless devices affect memory and attention span.

THE PAPERS' TOP STORIES

:: The Daily Telegraph, The Times

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza is likely to die behind bars after the US convicted him of terrorism charges

:: The Independent, The i

Millions of householders could struggle to afford their mortgage repayments when interest rates rise

:: Daily Express

Two minutes of high-intensity exercise a week can prevent diabetes

:: The Guardian, Financial Times

US drug maker Pfizer had a "final" £69bn bid for AstraZeneca rejected, sparking protests from some City institutions

:: Daily Mirror

A stabbed nine-year-old boy yelled for help as his mother was killed at their home

:: Daily Mail

A £5 heart attack test that could save thousands of lives is due to be available on the NHS within months

:: Daily Star

Ex-football star Paul Gascoigne, who has had problems with alcohol, has vowed to open a "Gazza Bar" chain

:: Metro

A man who agreed to have his wife's life-support machine switched off later discovered she was still alive

:: Watch the Press Preview on Sky News every evening at 10.30pm and 11.30pm. Tuesday night's preview features journalist Roger Alton and TV presenter Mary-Ann Ochota.

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