Newspaper headlines: Husband's Iran plea and Queen sheds tear

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There are further reports of tensions in Theresa May's government over Brexit.

The Guardian says "aghast" ministers have accused Boris Johnson and Michael Gove of sending an "Orwellian" set of secret demands to No 10 pushing for a hard Brexit.

The Independent says Labour and other opposition parties believe Mrs May no longer has the authority to push through the Brexit bill - after it was revealed there were up to 40 MPs willing to sign a vote of no confidence in her leadership.

The website, Politics Home, calls this a "major blow" to the PM.

The Daily Express gives Mrs May its backing, saying MPs are "hopelessly deluded" if they think anyone other than Brussels will thank them for their treachery.

But the Voice of the Daily Mirror says the Tories should "put up or shut up" - and argues what is really needed is a general election.

Whether or not to replace Mrs May, its comment lead says, is a decision for all of us - rather than a few men plotting at Westminster.

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The detail of new anti-transphobic bullying rules, being issued to the thousands of Church of England schools, is picked up by many papers.

The guidance says children should not be restricted by their gender when dressing up.

The head of the Barnardo's children's charity tells the Daily Telegraph he welcomes the move, as it "respects the unique worth" of every person.

But the Mail is more scathing, saying the instruction to allow young boys to wear tiaras and tutus if they wish is "risible, politically-correct posturing".

The paper asks if the move is anything to do with what it calls the "disastrous fall" in Anglican congregations.

Deadly tremor

News of the earthquake which struck in Iran and Iraq on Sunday night came too late for the papers here - but it is the lead story in the online editions of many newspapers in the region.

The Iran Daily says the exact numbers of casualties will not be available for several hours.

The hardest hit-area, Kermanshah province in Iran, has announced three days of mourning, according to the Times of India.

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Image caption A damaged storefront in Halabja, Iraq, near the epicentre of the quake

The Hindustan Times says fears of aftershocks in both Iran and Iraq have sent thousands of people onto the streets in cold weather.

Turkey's Hurriyet newspaper says tremors were felt in many cities in Turkey - as well as in Syria, Kuwait, Azerbaijan and the United Arab Emirates.

Adverbs vs Americanisms

The Daily Mail reports that if you still believe it is "quite polite" to avoid being "frightfully rude", you're rather unusual.

The quintessentially English habit of tip-toeing around topics with the use of adverbs is dying off, it says.

Paul Baker, a professor of linguistics at Lancaster University, tells The Times that adverbs are being lost as part of the "onslaught of Americanisms".

He says gradable adverbs - ones that boost or reduce the force of other words - are under particular threat.

Prof Baker thinks of them as a marker of national character and says it would be "rather lovely" if we could hold on to them.