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this is bbc news, the headlines at seven, the man suspected of the christmas berlin attack is shot dead stop yellow at that moment, the man got hold of a pistol and without hesitation fired towards the police officer who had asked for rider dedication documents.” officer who had asked for rider dedication documents. i pledge allegiance to the commander of the faithful, al—baghdadi. allegiance to the commander of the faithful, al-baghdadi. so-called islamic state releases footage of him pledging allegiance. around the clock work on there are no trains on some lines. two men are accused and convicted at the old bailey, of funnelling cash to extremists in war zones through aid convoys. also storm barbara kicks in, already causing power cuts and difficult travelling conditions as 90 mile an hour winds are forecast. taking over at the palace, sam allardyce is back
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in management in his firstjob since being sacked as england boss. good evening and welcome to bbc news. the man suspected of the christmas berlin attack is shot dead stop yellow at that moment, the man got hold of a pistol and without hesitation fired the man suspected of the berlin christmas market attack has been shot dead by police in italy. anis amri had been missing since the attack on monday — it appears he left germany for france, before crossing into italy — able to move undetected around the continent despite a europe wide manhunt. italian police stopped him in the early hours this morning at a train station in milan, shooting him dead after amri fired on them. the italian authorities say his fingerprints match those found on the steering wheel of the lorry which killed twelve people and injured dozens more.
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0ur europe correspondent damian grammaticus has the latest. anis amri's brief violent life as a terrorist ended here, in an exchange of gunfire on the edge of milan. alone and hunted he managed to flee 1000 kilometres south from berlin, after three in the morning and acting the sister she, he was stopped by three officers and tried to shoot them. at that moment the man without hesitating pulled out a pistol and fired towards the policeman who had asked for identity documents, the officers reacted immediately, the one who was hit his recovering in hospital and his condition is not life—threatening. this has just been released condition is not life—threatening. this hasjust been released by condition is not life—threatening. this has just been released by the so—called islamic state, a recording made in berlin by anis amri sometime before the attack, pledging his allegiance, they believe that the 2a 01’ allegiance, they believe that the 2a or tunisian may have been radicalised after he arrived in europe. the habs in the four years
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he spent injail in italy. german security services knew that he was a threat and he talked about buying guns, not using a truck. so how did he get all of the way to italy? this is what we know about his movements, had a pm on monday he attacked the christmas market but vanished, from france, he took a train ticket to cheering, and onto milan central station arriving at 1am and finally he took the metro to the last stop, where he was shot. at the end of this week we can be relieved that one acute threat has come to an end but the general threat posed by terrorism will continue, we will do oui’ terrorism will continue, we will do our utmost to make sure that our state is a strong state. so germany is trying to root out radical islamic networks. we visited this place today, a short distance from
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where his video was recorded. this is one of the places he was known to frequent, when he was in berlin. it isa frequent, when he was in berlin. it is a residential complex, but the reason he came here, what used to be a mosque, it was closed down and it became a meeting point for radical islamist ‘s. 0ne became a meeting point for radical islamist ‘s. one of the neighbours told us that small groups of young islamic mouvement continue to use the building, they meet late at night apparently discussing attack. of course it was dangerous, when the men sit here and fantasise about carrying out attacks, yes i was worried. my children and my family live here. with the immediate danger a p pa re ntly live here. with the immediate danger apparently over, berlin is gathered for a memorial by the berlin gate. we are all one, all people come together and think of the victims. the berlin people, they have two be.
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germany is a country now confronting the reality that it faces new and hidden threats. let's talk to shashankjoshi, a security analyst and senior research fellow at the royal united services institute. hejoins us now he joins us now through a webcam. thank you very much forjoining us this evening. given the events that we have seen in berlin in particular, tell us what that shows germany's security and intelligence services, the kind of state they are in? i think we had to be very capital about jumping to the conclusion that anything is an intelligence failure until we know everything the authorities have access to, not every terrorist attack is an intelligence failure, it is only when they have information that they don't act on. in this particular case one of the biggest failings doesn't really seem to be intelligence organisations but
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law enforcement more broadly because they need found the papers identifying the suspect on tuesday morning because that is how long it took for the truck to be searched by sniffer dogs, until then the cab itself had been sealed. we don't know the precise details of the suspect movement, but that is an incredible delay in identifying these papers and they were at the crime scene all along and they allowed him to get away. in a more general sense i think german intelligence stars have issues, angela merkel has just announced a review into german intelligence, they had a scandal five years ago when they allowed the far right network of extremists to murder immigrants overa network of extremists to murder immigrants over a long period, they haveissues immigrants over a long period, they have issues around a balance between privacy and security going to germany's very particular history and of course like many countries, the domestic intelligence organisation and foreign intelligence organisation and police 01’ intelligence organisation and police or have some difficulty talking to each other and sharing information is freely as they should stop by and
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he was able to travel from berlin to france and then into italy despite the fact that there was this europe—wide manhunt, how could he do that? there are two factors, one of them is that he had a number of aliases, even if they had his real name and papers, i have seen some reports indicating that he used up to six aliases, and the authorities may not have possessed all of these. the other reason of course is that as we all know, france and germany and italy are all members of the schengen zone, there is borderfree travel between those countries without substantive checks. it doesn't mean the checks are permitted, of course after the terrorist attacks in france we saw france introduced temporary border controls which is possible. the issueis controls which is possible. the issue is that even if checks had beenin issue is that even if checks had been in place, it isn't guaranteed he would have been caught. there are questions to be asked notjust on travel but in documents used. what
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are the implications for security across the european union, notjust in germany and italy but in the neighbouring countries to?|j in germany and italy but in the neighbouring countries to? i think it means we have to be realistic about the level of security that agencies can provide. germany's domestic intelligence agencies has about two thirds of the number of people that mi5 does yet it has a population 25% bigger to deal with. it is dealing with hundreds of returns jihadists, as well as about 9000 ultraconservatives salah fists at home. no organisation with limited resources can be expected to fall limited resources can be expected to fa ll over limited resources can be expected to fall over these people legally had with the resources, i think we have to be realistic and decide how much security we want, to pay for it and how much power we want to give to the agencies to preserve democracy. thank you very much. 0ur
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correspondentjoins us now thank you very much. 0ur correspondent joins us now from berlin. tell us the kind of questions that the german authorities are asking tonight? well in the words of chancellor angela merkel, this case raises many questions, about how this man managed to ignore so many deportation orders, how he managed to get out of germany, whether he had accomplices, whether he had a support network, the authorities have said, that, if there was other people involved in this, they will be brought to justice, people involved in this, they will be brought tojustice, so many, many questions, and whether there was againa questions, and whether there was again a support network in italy, that he was aiming to go to, and, what, how the security system, should be changed in order to deal with this threat which is not going away. what is the view among the german public about the porosity of
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the borders, well it is a very mixed picture in germany, and then if you look at the austrian and german borderfor example, look at the austrian and german border for example, there are look at the austrian and german borderfor example, there are border checks on the border at the moment. in terms of people coming into germany, so it is not that there are no checks at all, but it is a very difficult question, there are those who want to really clamped down, those who want to preserve freedom of movement, there are those who say, there's so many migrants here. they should be deported more quickly. there are those who say we have two lookout for civil rights and civil liberties, so it is a very difficult, complicated and delicate question and we sort of night, i was out at the brandenburg gate where a concert is taking place in memory of victims of that christmas market attack. people were saying that we
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have to keep living and working, others saying, we have two be far more strict about it. different opinions in germany. thank you very much. we will find out how this story is covered in the front pages at 1045 story is covered in the front pages at 1016 and story is covered in the front pages at 1045 and 1130 story is covered in the front pages at 1016 and 1130 this evening in the papers and her guests are the critical commentators james miller and also the journalist matthew green. extensive rail engineering work starts tonight. with two hundred different projects being carried out over the christmas break. the biggest re—signalling scheme in the network's history will close the line between cardiff central and the valleys. and several stations — including paddington in london — will be either partially or completely shut for several days. 0ur transport correspondent richard westcott has sent this report from paddington where trains will stop at midnight tonight. it's going to be the biggest rail upgrade ever taken on and it all starts late tonight, hitting services across south wales,
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london and manchester. the lack of trains will make the roads busier. this is the m6 today. it's a popular time to fly away for the holidays. here's stansted. so why do they always pick christmas to close the railways? we have a huge programme of works that we have to deliver as part of our railway upgrade programme and some of that workjust can't be done on a live railway. we have to shut the railway. so christmas is the best time to do it because it's one of the quietest times of year. 2a,000 engineers will work on 200 sites across britain. one of the biggerjobs they are doing this christmas is to open up and test these new lines between the concrete blocks there. critically, they unblock a bottleneck between the trains going from heathrow into paddington station in london. it'll hit services across the country. paddington station will actually close for six days after the last
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train leaves tonight. services at other big stations, including london bridge, charing cross and liverpool street, will be severely affected. there'll be no trains late on christmas eve between cardiff central, bridgend, newport and the valleys as they finish the biggest re—signalling job ever done. it's affected me, i have to take an extra day off work because the replacement bus service is not good enough for what i need. but i understand the work needs to be done. they know it is the busiest time of year. families want to get together and they haven't seen each other for a while, and they're all disrupted. totally inconvenient. a lot of commuters over the christmas period, shopping between christmas and new year, so bus services totally are necessary. as ever, leave plenty of time before you head off — and double—checked all train. britain is braced for the arrival of storm barbara, which is expected
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to bring winds of up to 90mph to some parts of the country. these pictures have been sent in by our bbc weather watchers today showing the weather picking up from the gareloch in argyll, to port talbot in west glamorgan. the met office has issued severe weather warnings for much of the uk, with scotland expected to bear the brunt of the storm. regions there have already seen power cuts, school closures and tough travelling conditions. 0ur scotland correspondent, lorna gordon, has the latest. storm barbara is barrelling in. with conditions difficult out at sea, ferries were cancelled. for those who couldn't get home early, christmas travel plans are on hold. some are operating, some are battling through, northern areas are. we are reviewing those services, and discussions regarding tomorrow evening. in some areas, the worst of the winds are yet to come,
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gusts of more than 70 miles an hour have been recorded where for a time many homes in lewis and harris lost their power. the stormy conditions we re their power. the stormy conditions were forecast well ahead, extra generators shipped out and others including farmers took precautions. i slept quite well until five o'clock in the morning, i spent all day yesterday preparing for it, moving livestock to sheltered areas and making sure that everything was tied down so i don't lose anything. with disruption to some train routes, playing roots and ferries, storm barbra has been an unwanted early gift. this christmas tree in dunoon survived the high winds and squally conditions, there is more stormy weather expected in the coming days. craig andersonjoins me now from the a9 just outside inverness, the main thoroughfare into the north of scotland. how are things looking there?
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there were over a hundred schools closed in the highlands today because of the stormy weather and at one point, 1a and a half thousand people were left without power, a ticket early in the western isles, when the main connection was affected by a lightning strike. most of those people are back on stream again with electricity although 400 homes in the highlands and islands remained without power tonight. much of the winds are due to a beethoven night, but as you can see, there is another hazard approaching with some of this stuff, the temperatures are likely to fall overnight and with that will come more snow. the forecasters say that they expect above 200 metres, that there will be accumulations of about ten centimetres of snow, that could be
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on lower ground, two or three centimetres, and tomorrow with more people perhaps on the roads because of the travel problems today, the police say that could lead to treacherous driving conditions. what they are saying to anybody travelling around scotland at all tomorrow is take precautions, they have got plenty of time for the journey, make sure there is plenty of journey distance journey, make sure there is plenty ofjourney distance between you and the current front and there might be an idea to take a torch and warm clothing and perhaps something to eat as well just clothing and perhaps something to eat as welljust in case we get stuck, or we have a breakdown. tonight, the weather restored playing havoc, we heard reports of two planes heading to stornoway airport, having to turn back to inverness and aberdeen, because they we re inverness and aberdeen, because they were unable to land and also, there are now a flood warnings in place throughout scotland largely in tayside and the borders so whilst all barbra may be moving away now, she is still having an effect —— whilst all
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two british men have been found guilty of using aid convoys to send thousands of pounds in cash to extremists in syria. the court heard how high profile muslim community—led convoys became unwitting participants in a plan to fund terrorism. one of the infiltrated aid missions included alan henning, the taxi driverfrom eccles, who was subsequently kidnapped and murdered by so—called islamic state. dominic casciani reports. mat turner aid for some of the people stuck in one of the most ages places in perth. three years ago, these convoys were at the heart of these convoys were at the heart of these efforts. two men have been found guilty of input tray to them. a former probation officer, and others, used the convoys to bring
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things. he advised to the enemies but not mutilate them, he sent for under half thousand pounds over to unwitting convoys. aid convoys were infiltrated and the goodwill of charities was abused by taking money and goods from the uk how to syria to help terrorists. today's verdict is the first formal finding that the serie a convoys were exploited for terrorism, but there were also tears in the public gallery for two men acquitted, tears, that highlight how, located and emotive issues have been formers and communities. alan henning was taken hostage by isis in december 20 13th and murdered once later. he went to syria in one of the convoys abused by guilty men, this man cleared of funding terrorism was on the same convoy. he publicly appealed for mr henning's
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life. show him the compassion that he has placed in the hearts of the believers. the aid convoys came to an end after the kidnap. the hijack of a libyan airliner on an internal flight has ended peacefully. two men brandishing — what were believed to be hand grenades had forced the airbus 320 to land in malta. they threatened to blow up the aircraft — reports later suggested these were replica weapons. the plane sat on the tarmac for several hours — during that time about 100 passengers and crew were gradually released. eventually the hijackers themselves emerged from the plane holding a flag in support of the late libyan leader colonel gaddafi. the pair were surrounded after leaving the aircraft, and were taken away. later, maltese troops scrambled up the steps of the plane to ensure no one was still on board. malta's prime minister, joseph muscat, has said the hijackers made no demands: after further negotiations,
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the hijackers agreed to free the remaining members of the crew and to surrender. they were asked to surrender any weapons in their possession. they were found to be in possession of a hand grenade and a pistol. nevertheless, the armed forces of malta are currently conducting a full search on the aircraft and a second pistol has been found so far. the search is ongoing. the two hijackers have been detained in custody and interrogations are ongoing. the rest of the crew and passengers are also being questioned over certain events. once this interrogation process is completed over the next few hours, arrangements will be made to send the passengers and crew members back to libya with another afriqiyah aircraft. the maltese prime minister speaking
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earlier after that hijack situation ended peacefully. some breaking news from the united nations in new york. the security council has passed a resolution demanding an end to israeli settlement building on occupied palestinian territory. according to reuters, the united states abstained. she can tell us what is happening. faces a vote on a resolution that condemns, the building of israeli settlements on occupied palestinian territory saying it is illegal under international law and it must stop immediately, and the amount of building that this israeli government is doing is threatening the possibility of the palestinian state in any peace deal. this is something that has a lot of support at the un, but the americans are a lwa ys at the un, but the americans are always acting to protect israel, so normally the americans would have
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vetoed this resolution even though they agreed with this content. they themselves have been very critical and this is president 0bama, his last chance to make a statement. in a highly unusual move, the americans have abstained and allowed it to pass. the americans got wind of it beforehand and there was a lot of diplomatic activity trying to press the americans to stick with the tradition of vetoing such resolutions but that didn't happen. this administration has reversed that policy of protecting his role at all costs in the un security council. it is a condemnation but what difference does it that she mean? it is very important in diplomatic terms, it does reverse this long—standing american policy protecting israel that the security council and it means that israel is isolated internationally with regards to its policies in the west bank and eastjerusalem and that is something, it has always relied on
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the americans to have its back and it fought very hard to keep that, because it wanted that standing continue. that is quite a significant shift, what this resolution also does is that it signals that the international commute is united in its opposition to the settlement building and it codified that in an instrument of international law which is a security council resolution, it is important from a us policy perspective because the americans have called about the settlement being illegitimate and not illegal, now that they have supported this they are accepting the kind of language which is important in diplomatic terms. having said that it almost certainly won't make any difference on the ground, the israeli government has made clear that it wouldn't affect its activities in the occupied territories and in the west bank, and the incoming us administration headed by donald trump has also made it very clear, that the approach is going to be very sympathetic to the israeli government, mr trump even made quite a unusual intervention,
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intervening, demanding that the 0bama administration veto this. 0nce he is in power, the us policy will be very staunchly in support of this rail on the settlement issue. —— of this rail. the united nations refugee agency says over five thousand migrants and refugees have died in the mediterranean this year — the highest annual death toll so far. almost 360,000 migrants entered europe by sea this year, according to the international organisation for migration. most of them arrived in italy and greece. a p0p a pop group, clean bandits, have become the christmas hit. music songs featuring sean paul and
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anne—marie has been top of the pops for the last future weeks, beating off competition from rag and bone man, they said they would celebrate with some very large shots of bailey's. top of the pops, what year is it? honestly. for give us. more windy weather in the next few days, northern parts of the uk will get the worst of it, the winds are set to peak in northern scotland, 80 and 90 miles an hour, those amber wind warnings expiring at midnight. some squally wins, moving away, clearer skies, windy further north and frequent showers, more snow over the hills and mountains with treacherous conditions, icy conditions, still windy across many northern areas christmas eve and more frequent showers, wintry in
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scotla nd more frequent showers, wintry in scotland and if you showers southwards into england and wales and further south and east it may be dry and quite sunny with temperatures in two double figures but further north will feel much colder. rain coming into the north—west later, during the night, setting up christmas day, a very mild day but it will be very windy, some gusty winds, colder conditions in the north of scotland. it could bea in the north of scotland. it could be a white christmas. hello. the headlines: the man suspected of the berlin christmas market attack is shot dead in italy. translation: at that moment the man
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got hold of a pistol and without hesitation fired towards the police officer who had asked for identification documents. translation: i pledge allegiance to the commander of the faithful, abu bakr al— baghdadi. so—called islamic state releases footage showing amri pledging allegiance to them. two hundred different rail engineering projects will be carried out over the festive break. that means no trains on many lines this christmas. ninety mile—an—hour winds are forecast in some parts of scotland as storm barbara is brings power cuts and difficult travelling conditions across the uk, with worse to come. the former england manager sam allardyce has agreed a deal to become the new manager of crystal palace. a formal announcement is due later this evening.
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allardyce has been out of the game since having to leave the england job in september afterjust one match following remarks he made to undercover reporters. here's our sports correspondent, richard conway. voiceover: three months on from losing his dream job as england manager, sam alla rdyce losing his dream job as england manager, sam allardyce is on the brink of a return to the premier league. he was forced out at wembley after just one match league. he was forced out at wembley afterjust one match in charge. following a newspaper sting in which he discussed getting around fa tra nsfer he discussed getting around fa transfer regulations. a period on the sidelines looked inevitable. was that your lastjob in the sidelines looked inevitable. was that your last job in football? who knows. alan pardew has manoeuvred himself out of the crystal palace hot seat, only 26 points in 38 games in charge, this year, and sam alla rdyce in charge, this year, and sam allardyce is seen as expert in keeping teams in the top division. -- 26 keeping teams in the top division. —— 26 points in 36 games in charge. sam allardyce has spent much of his career on unforgiving to rain, during spells at bolton wanderers, blackburn
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rovers and sunderland, and west ham united he has always played a pragmatic, the man for a crisis, the way he saved sunderland from relegation last season will be the template. the focus now will be doing whatever it takes to stay in the premier league. look at sunderland last year, did a greatjob there, that was based on being strong, defensively. if it is sam allardyce then that will be one of his strengths. for sam allardyce, there is unfinished business to attend to after his briefest of stints with england. crystal palace will settle for survival for now, but this ambitious club hope that in time, he will do much more thanjust keep them up. the russian president vladimir putin has said he does not want to see a new arms race with the united states, but will develop new defensive missiles if necessary. speaking to the world's media, mr putin also denied any involvement in hacking during america's presidential election campaign. from moscow, steve rosenberg reports. voiceover: on the
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voiceover: 0n the international stage, vladimir putin has been ce ntresta g e stage, vladimir putin has been centrestage in 2016, and today he shared his view of the world with the world's media. putting a question to the president is not easy, when there are 1000 of you and just one of him. but he agreed to ta ke just one of him. but he agreed to take my question. mr president, your country has been accused of state—sponsored hacking with the aim of influencing the result of the us presidential election, barack 0bama revealed that he told you personally to cut it out. what did you tell him in response? translation: the president refused to say, saying that all of the these asians of hacking was sour grapes from the democrats. translation: the losing side always tries to pass the buck, they would be better to look for the problems among themselves. russia,
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said vladimir putin, was modernising its nuclear missal potential but he claims that he was not worried by donald trump's tweet yesterday, pledging to boost america's nuclear capability. —— nuclear missile. pledging to boost america's nuclear capability. -- nuclear missile. are you concerned that there is a danger ofa you concerned that there is a danger of a new arms race, if america is talking of boosting its potential? the basis for a new arms race was there already after the us pulled out of the antiballistic missile treaty and started to create a missile shield. either we have to build our own shield or, as we are doing, fellow weapons to penetrate there is. this was not our choice. —— develop weapons. —— develop weapons to penetrate there is —— penetrate theirs. he has delivered a strong message, that russia is stronger than any potential aggressor aggressor. tough talk does
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not solve domestic problems, the russian economy is struggling, not just because of sanctions, low oil prices have hit hard, on a —— an economy which is reliant upon exporting energy. russia has flexed his muscles, it wants to be seen as a global power, but vladimir putin does not meant the cracks in your economy, he will be building a superpower on thin ice. voiceover: president putin has also called for a nationwide ceasefire in syria, now that government forces have fully taken control of the city of aleppo. the final evacuations of opposition fighters and civilians from the east of the city took place last night in the biggest victory for president bashar al—assad since the uprising against him began five years ago. 0ur middle east editorjeremy bowen looks at the significance of that victory and how it may now affect the course of the war. voiceover: in western aleppo, a christmas party became a victory
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celebration, watched over by banners of syria's three wise men, president par rural —— presidents bashar al—assad and blood and putin and the head of hezbollah. the resume support is often underestimated in the west and there was relief the killing in the city might yet be over. “— killing in the city might yet be over. —— vladimir putin. the last bus out delivered thousands of fighters and civilians into an uncertain future, the fall of eastern aleppo is the greatest defeat for the rebels and shows how the war is now being decided by the foreign powers that have intervened. what is next in syria? president bashar al—assad and his allies have won themselves some options, their victory in aleppo does not end the war, thousands of rebel fighters have been asked out to idlib, the neighbouring province, the regime and its allies will want to win it back. the question is when. they might decide to make a military
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priority of eastern ghouta, part of the suburbs of damascus, rebel control has been weakened by rebels fighting among themselves. foreign powers are shaping the battlefield. turkey has troops fighting in syria, and back some of the rebel groups in aleppo but it watched while russia and its allies destroyed them, because turkey needs russia to stand aside while it hits the kurdish. they are now the main target. while east aleppo fell, the west was also a bystander, that is because the syrian policy of the americans, british and their friends, never coherent, has now failed completely. last week, the british and american defence secretary ‘s fell back on old slogans. not credible. the syrian regime is god its biggest victory of the war so far. we don't see a future for president assad in
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syria, even if he defeats the opposition in aleppo. aleppo looks to bea opposition in aleppo. aleppo looks to be a turning point, tonight, britain's foreign secretary said again that president assad must go, but the downfall of the president looks like a hollow dream. diplomacy has not done it. early in the war there was a chance to make it happen i joining there was a chance to make it happen ijoining the there was a chance to make it happen i joining the fight. there was a chance to make it happen ijoining the fight. that chance has gone well president assad remains russia and iran's man. it will not be easy for his coalition to move from aleppo to victory in syria but now, they have the momentum. studio: a survey of rough sleepers suggests they are 17 times more likely to be a victim of crime than the general public. the charity crisis says homeless people are regularly attacked and abused. there are thought to be about 4,000 people sleeping rough in the uk at any one time.
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the report found 30% of those questioned said they had been deliberately hit or kicked. nearly a third said they'd had things thrown at them and 7% said they'd been urinated on. the charity says it demonstrates again the need to prevent homelessness. 0ur social affairs correspondent, michael buchanan reports. voiceover: for some people, voiceover: forsome people, rough sleepers have no value. 0ne stamps the head, the other kicks the legs. are used to come in here and sleep on the trains. it was safe and it was warm. corky was homeless for five years, he took to sleeping on commuter trains after an unprovoked attack. —— corky was homeless for five years, he took to sleeping on commuter trains after an unprovoked attack. i was in leicester square, got into a discussion with a young man around the fact i was homeless.
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he became quite aggravated, i would guess, by the fact i was homeless and i was saying, being homeless, everybody‘s an individual and people are homeless for different reasons. and from there he ended up punching me in the face, basically. and it was quite a nasty punch. his experience is fairly common, says today's survey. today's report lays bare the abuse rough sleepers can suffer. they are subject to beatings, assaults, and even your nation. 0ne subject to beatings, assaults, and even your nation. one man says that he was dropped from a height while still in his tent. it's notjust the incident itself but it's the impact it has on that individual, on their mental health, on their ability to even ask for help. we found that most homeless people who are rough sleeping actually feel ashamed already, and surely if you're then urinated on you're going to feel even more ashamed and even more marginalised. your eyesight, who is looking after that? this sergeant is part of a police outreach team that works with rough sleepers. it is no life. in courage is them to report crimes but he understands why today's report says many do not trust the police. there is other aspects of their
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life, maybe drug use, maybe begging, maybe other forms of anti—social behaviour, and when they come into contact with police, regarding those types of behaviour, that is when they might not trust police because they might not trust police because they maybe get arrested. for these homeless people, this shelter will provide shelter and sustenance over christmas. susan walker is bedding down ina christmas. susan walker is bedding down in a stairwell, sleep is uneasy due to her constant fear of attack. being raped, yeah, to some of these people now, they see a woman and they think, i will go for her. if that happened, as a woman, i wouldn't have any chance. rough sleepers are permanently vulnerable, they have no shelter, any stranger could attack at any time. u nfortu nately, could attack at any time. unfortunately, some do. michael buchanan, bbc news. studio: we were pre—empting the fact
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that sam allardyce was going to be confirmed as the new manager of crystal palace, that has now been announced. he has a two and a half year contract with them, the chairman, steve parrish has said, we are delighted to be able to make an appointment so quickly, unfortunate —— and it fortunate that somebody of sam allardyce's —— and it fortunate that somebody of sam alla rdyce's calibre —— and it fortunate that somebody of sam allardyce's calibre and ability is available. and they say that he will take charge of the first—team squad as they play watford on boxing day. it's claimed that an experimental vaccine has been found to be highly effective in preventing the deadly ebola virus. the trial was conducted in guinea, one of the west african countries most affected by an outbreak of the disease that ended this year. andy beatt reports. voiceover: a major milestone in the fight against ebola. tests of an experimental vaccine
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in guinea found a pioneering treatment to be up to 100% effective. nearly 6,000 people received the vaccine. all were free of the virus ten days later. the trial has been stopped early, in order to immunise everyone exposed to ebola across the country. what we have shown is that in the vaccinated people we have had zero cases of ebola, while at the same time we have had 23 cases in the people who were not vaccinated with ebola. so you compare zero to 23, and you can calculate that you have a vaccine which has shown 100% efficacy. guinea was at the centre of the largest outbreak of ebola in history. first identified in 2013, it swept through west africa, killing 70% of those infected, and presenting the world health organization with one of its biggest challenges. more than 11,000 people died, and until now there was no known cure. this trial represents a triumph for the who and the canadian government which developed the vaccine. once it receives regulatory
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approval next year, hundreds of thousands of doses will be available. other drugs are in development, and despite this success, the treatment is only effective in tackling one strain of the virus. more research, more funding, is urgently needed. now, though, if and when the next ebola outbreak hits, the world won't be defenceless. studio: for any family with a relative who has dementia, the idea of them going missing and then needing the police's help is one of their worst nightmares. that scenario has happened at least 1,200 times in the last year alone, and it looks as if the problem is getting worse, with several forces saying they're seeing increasing numbers of people with dementia going missing. jayne mccubbin reports.
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ijust thought, my god, where izzy, i could not find him, i thought he may have been abducted. —— where is he. iwas may have been abducted. —— where is he. i was pacing up and down until the police came. i was beside myself. terry first went missing seven weeks after their wedding. in march this year, his disappearance from a holiday caravan in cumbria triggered a huge manhunt. he went missing at 2pm, still missing at 2am... my missing at 2pm, still missing at 2am. .. my thoughts missing at 2pm, still missing at 2am... my thoughts were with him, what was going through his mind, and we knew that he would have been distressed. that he was probably lying ina distressed. that he was probably lying in a ditch somewhere. he had no coat on, it was close to freezing. terry was eventually found ten miles away, after a 13 hour search. all i ten miles away, after a 13 hour search. alll did ten miles away, after a 13 hour search. all i did was throw my arms
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around him and said, where have you been? isaid around him and said, where have you been? i said where have you been, and he said, i don't know. this sergeant was part of the search party. this particular search was 60 people, involving the postcard, the police, helicopter teams. -- coast guard. here in cumbria, reports of missing people with dementia have increased by 152% since 2012, with 89 searches so far this year, police scotla nd 89 searches so far this year, police scotland tell us they've respond to at least one report a day. 353 reports since april. essex has seen the highest number of searches in england, with 190 so far this year. in wells next the sea, in norfolk, they have created a scheme which cuts search time. it is named after a pensioner who lives here. —— wells—next—the—sea. a pensioner who lives here. —— wells-next-the-sea. george herbert, fought in the second world war, took pa rt fought in the second world war, took part in the normandy landings, a resident here. he was a wonder. the
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germans couldn't stop him and neither could we! police were so frequently called to help to find george around wells—next—the—sea that they devised the herbert protocol in his name, a way of collecting information from nursing homes before a person goes missing so that it is to hand if and when they do go missing. they will have details of previous place of work, previous addresses, but they have been talking about, and that information will come out and be given to us very quickly in what we call the golden hour. if the weather is bad it can save a life. the herbert protocol developed right here will help police find people much quicker, but the charity missing people believe that more could be done to stop them going missing. —— missing people. they believe there should be an automatic referral to social services the very first time that anybody shows signs of wondering. without that, they believe there are missed opportunities to protect people. terry's dementia has deteriorated
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and he is no able —— no longer able to live at home but nursing homes are not meant to be prisons, you cannot lock people in. with the number of dementia sufferer is set to rise to over! million by 2025, this problem is likely to become even more of a prior to. other police forces are developing the scheme. —— even more of a prior to. studio: —— even more of a priority. studio: the united states would ordinarily be exhibit expected to veto such a resolution but on this occasion, at the united nations, they have not use the veto, they have abstained. the us ambassador has said that because the resolution reflects the facts on the ground, and is consistent with us policy, we did not veto it, as you can imagine,
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this has provoked quite a reaction to the israelis della gratian. —— from. —— this as provoked quite a reaction from the israelis delegation. we are in a transitional stage, barack 0bama leaves office fairly quickly and donald trump has signalled that as president of the united states he will make sure that ties with israel are much closer. more on that later. the headlines: chancellor angela merkel says she'll speed up deportations of failed asylum seekers — as she thanks italian police who shot dead the berlin terror suspect. the un security council has passed a resolution demanding that israel halt settlement building on occupied palestinian land. in a shift of position, the us refused to use its veto. a record number of engineering works are beginning on the rail network, that will mean no trains on many lines this christmas. an update on the market
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numbers for you, here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. and in the the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. just a half day on the markets on the ftse, blue—chip banking stocks taking a hit as the market closed for christmas. us authorities launched legal action against ba rclay‘s launched legal action against barclay's bank launched legal action against ba rclay‘s bank and launched legal action against barclay's bank and the italian government has agreed a bailout of the oldest bank in the world, banca monte dei paschi di siena. as a presidential candidate, donald trump vowed to deport millions of undocumented immigrants from america, threatening to cut federal funding for so—called ‘sanctuary cities‘, which protect them from prosecution. santa fe is one such city, and it's taking a defiant stance as the president—elect prepares to take office. franz strasser reports.
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we will end the sanctuary cities... cities that refuse to cooperate with us authorities will not be seeing taxpayer dollars. we will not be bullied by federal policy that compromises values which define us, which are defining for the community. voiceover: what is a sanctuary city? all it means is that when a resident comes into contact with local law enforcement, he will not be asked about his legal status. the local jail will not not be asked about his legal status. the localjail will not hold undocumented immigrants for evil the imitation game is unless they regard them as violent criminals. —— the localjail them as violent criminals. —— the local jail will not hold undocumented immigrants for immigration issues. if they don't cooperate, it will be hard for the
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president—elect to enforce his deportation plan. i want you to know that your city will stand by you and protect you every step of the way. at the root of this is the values of sa nta at the root of this is the values of santa fe, and they have been in place since the earliest days, more than 400 years ago. with14% of our population being made up of immigrants, we cannot afford to lose them back into the shadows or see them back into the shadows or see them leave out community, because we rely upon them showing up, they in and day out, providing critical services to the community. my children's are american citizens and lam not. children's are american citizens and i am not. that worries me a lot. because we can be separated. fabiola entered the country illegally when she was a child, with her parents. she was given temporary legal status, by barack 0bama, and she works in hr in a hospital.|j
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status, by barack 0bama, and she works in hr in a hospital. i have a better job, works in hr in a hospital. i have a betterjob, my kids have a better quality of life, we have better quality of life, we have better quality of life, we have better quality of life. we are thinking about buying our house. because i feel safe, i don't feel afraid. that executive order by barack 0bama along with the city's sanctuary status is now under threat. my fear is that i will no longer feel free. i will not feel confident, so what is going to happen. after that, people will start working... back then... cleaning houses, cleaning ya rd then... cleaning houses, cleaning yard work, construction. without a licence. critics of sanctuary cities say they shield criminals from being detected by federal authorities. and put residents in danger. people who are here to work and work hard, i don't think they are going to be affected by any of these sweeping changes. it is more about the drug cartels, we have a massive problem in new mexico. when it comes to the
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murder rate, santa fe fares quite well against emily sized cities who are actively cooperating with the immigration for smooth agencies. the mayor of santa fe says that while local police also always look for criminals, they will not reinforce. we need to focus on combating crime that can be hurtful to citizens, not being deportation agents. -- santa fe fares quite well against similar sized cities. studio: today is likely to be the busiest food—shopping day of the year, with an estimated 10 million people hitting the supermarkets. it's been dubbed by some, but not by me, as frenzied friday. 0ur correspondentjudith moritz reports from east didsbury in greater manchester. voiceover: two days until christmas and for the supermarket industry, this is frenzied friday, the day
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that most shoppers go to buy their festive food, 10 million british customers will keep the tills ringing today. at peak time we will serve 15,000 customers in one minute. huge volume of customers that will go through our checkouts. we are ready for it. for the grocers, it has all been building up to this point, a peak day of trading after months of planning. supermarkets must get stock levels just right, the planning for this sta rts just right, the planning for this starts almost one year in advance. the last few days are the most important time. there will be making sure the products are on the shelf in the right quantity. it is all about christmas dinner, tesco will sell more than 200,000 turkeys today, don't forget the vegetables, 27 million carats and love them or hate them they will sell 40 million sprouts. to avoid the fray you can do your christmas shop online but these shoppers in manchester prefer
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these shoppers in manchester prefer the cut and thrust of the isles. these shoppers in manchester prefer the cut and thrust of the islesm is touching something, feeling something, people enjoy that experience. i'm not really bothered about how busy it is, it isjust getting it done, it is fine. it is bizarre, only one day in the year and you panic. in bristol, the christmas market is doing a brisk trade, and the spending will continue tomorrow with the hope of an extra boost because christmas eve. i saturday. some research points to a downturn in the total amount of retail spending in the uk this christmas. shopkeepers need not despair, the boxing day sales are only just around the despair, the boxing day sales are onlyjust around the corner. —— because christmas eve falls on a saturday. notjust one but two named
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storms in the forecast, the weather will impact on all of us in the next few days to a greater or lesser extent, add banner of heavy rain, some school the winds in association with that the wind will continue, more particularly this evening across the far north of scotland. this is where the peak of the wind will be, gust of 80, 90 mph. the most exposed parts, amberwarning in force. be prepared for storm barbara. barbara continues to whistle away into scandinavia, still some very strong winds across the north as we head into the night, frequent wintry showers. ice will be a significant risk, particularly on higher—level routes. further south, things settle down, it will turn chilly as we start christmas eve. some atrocious weather here, again, and some icy conditions as well. barbara, by christmas eve, heading out of the way, the wind will not be quite as strong but it will still be windy and gusty across northern areas and frequent showers as well. those showers will be wintry in scotland. share was heading south
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into england and wales but for much of southern and eastern england, dry and quite sunny, not as windy here, importers may be in double figures, much colder further north, in all the showers and the stronger wind and rain arrives in the north—west late in the day. a little bit closer to the uk on christmas day, conor, and in between we have some very mild air, temperatures on christmas morning probably 13, 14, even 15 degrees. it will be very windy, strong and gusty winds, cloud as well, outbreaks of rain, chiefly on the weather front, sinking south, through the day, very important, ahead of it, mild air, behind it, colder air, coming eventually into scotland, later on in the day it could turn into a white christmas in the north of scotland. for boxing day, this is when storm conor is closest to the uk and it will be affecting north and north—east corner of scotland, chiefly in the northern isles. 80 mph gusts, very
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windy across the rest of scotland, wintry showers around, feeling cold, certainly, further south, wind lighter, and it will be a good deal dryer. this is bbc news. the headlines at 8pm. the man suspected of the berlin christmas market attack is shot dead in italy. at that moment, the man got hold of a pistol and without hesitation fired towards the police officer who had asked for identification documents. i pledge allegiance to the commander of the faithful. so called islamic state releases footage showing amri pledging allegiance to them. the un security council passes a resolution demanding a halt to israeli settlement building on occupied building
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on occupied palestinian land. round the clock work on the railways — that means no trains on many
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