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this is bbc news. i'm martine croxall. the headlines at seven. a man who is terminally ill with motor neurone disease begins a legal fight for the right to die. it's my body, i have a right to die. i have a right to determine how i should die, and more importantly, when i should die. reports of a shooting at fort lauderdale airport in florida, officials are quoted saying several people have been killed and more wounded. intelligence chiefs are briefing
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president—elect donald trump on claims that russia interfered with the us election. a whistle—blower alleges that at least one person died asa alleges that at least one person died as a result of a computer failure at the london ambulance service on new year's day. gangs trespassing on farmland to chase and kill hairs with dogs. farmers tell us kill hairs with dogs. farmers tell us why they need more help to stop the illegal blood sport taking place on their land. and, tributes for vetera n on their land. and, tributes for veteran bollywood star 0m puri — star of east is east — who has died aged 66. good evening and welcome to bbc news. a terminally ill man has begun a legal fight for the right to help for him to die. noel conway, who's 67, has motor neurone disease and says he fears becoming entombed in his own body as his muscles gradually weaken. mr conway, who is being backed by the campaign group dignity in dying, wants a doctor to be able to prescribe a lethal dose when his health deteriorates further. the case will be the first high court challenge since mps rejected an attempt to introduce assisted dying in 2015. our medical correspondent fergus walsh has this exclusive report. my name is noel conway.
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i have motor neurone disease. it is incurable and terminal. i fear very soon i shall be entombed in my own body and the thought of that fills me with absolute horror. got your beans on toast. day—by—day, noel is losing all strength in his body. increasingly he relies on his wife, carole. he is too weak to take his own life, so, when his condition gets worse, he wants a doctor to be allowed to give him a lethal dose. it's my body, i have a right—to—die. i have a right to determine how i should die. and more importantly, when i should die.
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and i want to do so. when i have a degree of dignity remaining to me. noel often relies on a ventilator to help him breathe. he is registered with the swiss suicide group, dignitas, but will soon be unable to travel, so he's challenging the law here. our current law condems people like me to unimaginable suffering. i mean, i don't have acute pain. i'mjust heading... really on a slow, slippery slope to hell. noel was a keen walker, climber and skier. his family support his right—to—die, but don't want to play a part in his death. it places me in an intolerable position. i can't help him to end his life. that would not be possible.
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i can't do that. i wouldn't want to do that. we need the assistance of professionals, of medical staff to ease that passing. the courts have shown leniency with relatives involved in assisting a suicide, but campaigners, most recently tony nicklinson, have never been able to persuade judges that doctors should be allowed to end a life. this issue stirs huge passions and when mps last voted, they rejected a change in the law. so does that mean this latest high court challenge is doomed to fail? while it is parliament that makes the law, it is judges who interpret it. so when the case comes here, noel conway's legal team will seek a declaration that the current law is not compatible with his basic
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human rights to live and die with dignity. under the 1961 suicide act, any doctor who helped end his life would face up to 1a years in prison. baroness jane campbell has spinal muscular atrophy and has been close to death on several occasions. a disability rights campaigner, she says altering the law would send dangerous signals. if the law were changed, it would feed into society's fear that to be severely disabled, to be trapped within your body, which i really practically am, is a state worse than death. it would be a huge burden to us. we already have to fight for the right to live. please don't help us to the right—to—die. but that is exactly what noel conway wants. canada and california have introduced assisted dying in the past year. noel is determined it should happen
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here, but knows he may run out of time before his case is settled. dr iain brassington is a bio—ethicist with the school of law at manchester university. he joins us from our salford studio. thank you forjoining us. how important is that the distinction between having the right to die and getting assistance to do so? it's very important. strictly baking, so anybody has the right to die. they can refuse treatment and food and water. the difference is that somebody once they arrive to an end and they wanted to do so with assistance, dignified as they see it. what has changed in regard to
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discretion over whether somebody is prosecuted if it is thought that they may have have had involvement in helping somebody die? they may have have had involvement in helping somebody die7m they may have have had involvement in helping somebody die? it depends. strictly speaking, the law says that anybody that have helped anybody else die is going to be prosecuted, it has changed recently. there are no certain specific cases. in cases where the patient has made it known that they would like their life to end and it is a family member is less chance of a resolution. -- a prosecution. this will be the first case since the... will be the first high court challenge since mps rejected assisted dying. that isn't that long ago. what has changed?” must admit that this is something
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thatis must admit that this is something that is puzzlingly. it is not long ago that the parliament rejected any change in the law on assisted dying. i wonder whether this is being used asa i wonder whether this is being used as a test case to see how the law stands. i think that the judges will say that parliament had looked at this recently and that their hands are therefore tied. places in america have introduced assisted dying in 2016 as well as victoria and a studio. what living if any experiences in other countries have here? it feeds into public discourse. it seems that around the world there is a move towards assisted dying. it is also the case that the uk looks at other parts of the world and how record peters have worked out. the fact that the statute is as it is in the uk means
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that there is limited discretion in the way that the courts can act. although the midst of and the rest of the world make a kind of difference to the kinds of weight that policymakers might think about the law, there is no sign of exchanging in the uk as far as i see. even where it is permitted, what sort of balances and protections have to be built in to make sure that it isn't used wrongly? in a lord of the legislation that we have seen, there are criteria about the patient suffering unbearably or being terminally ill. that is to ensure that the people that are claiming they once did i are not being hurried to the decision by somebody who might benefit. the law is trying to be conservative to make sure that those who are given the chance to
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end their lives are those that genuinely do once the lights turned and not those that upon pineapples outside influence. fascinating to talk to you. let's bring you up—to—date with the situation that is unfolding at fort lauderdale airport. a conman has opened fire at the airport. —— acorn —— a man with a gun. there are conflicting reports that there are the tablet is. passengers ran for safety. shots were fired at a luggage claim area. officials have been quoted as saying that several people have been killed and nine wounded. the man is now in police custody and is believed to have acted alone. these are life pictures
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coming into as al. this happened in terminal two. obviously, a great law enforcement presence there. security officials rather passengers into areas underneath the walkways. at least one person was on the open space. they had to get people to safety. a former press secretary for george tapia grooves —— for george w bush. she said that shots were fired and that everybody was running. but she says that all is calm. —— he says that all his car. the incident says that all his car. the incident says that... still some clarity is needed over the number of people caught up in that. we will keep an
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eye on that. donald trump is being briefed by us intelligence agencies on how they believe russia conducted a cyber hacking campaign to try to help him win the presidential election. he has been openly sceptical about it, and has described it in an interview as a political witch hunt driven by his political opponents. but the vice presidentjoe biden said it's absolutely mindless for mr trump to claim he knows more than the us intelligence agencies. our north america correspondent nick bryant has more. did a cyber attack on america helped to put donald trump in the white house. she is intelligent scans... there are reports that russia wanted donald trump to win. it is said that they used a fake news and propaganda to boost his chances. it wasn'tjust
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the billionaire who celebrated his victory. intercepted conversations so victory. intercepted conversations so that the russian government rejoiced as well. among them, officials that are said to be aware officials that are said to be aware of the cyber cabin. am go—betweens have been identified through allegedly handed stolen e—mails to the website wikileaks. details from the classified report relate to nbc news. this has infuriated donald trump. how did she and why are they so sure vice presidentjoe biden said that
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it was time for donald trump to do. —— to grow up. it was time for donald trump to do. -- to grow up. the idea that you no more than the intelligence committee knows is like saying that i know more about physics than my professor. i haven't read the book but i know that final. grow up. this time to be a adult. his spokesman said that he is right to be cautious. the president-elect has a healthy scepticism of everything. it will need to know that when decisions are made. a rush to judgment is not in the public interest. donald trump continues on his unconventionaljourney
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interest. donald trump continues on his unconventional journey to interest. donald trump continues on his unconventionaljourney to the white house. it has been troubled by the nagging question whether russia helps. —— whether russia helped him on his way. you have to wonder what kind of case the intelligence agencies deal they still need to make. they have already said that they believe unequivocally that all the things you had in the report happen. certainly, there was a hack. it was ordered by the highest levels of the kremlin to influence the election. that information was passed on to wikileaks. what that information was passed on to wikilea ks. what donald that information was passed on to wikileaks. what donald trump said in the interview a couple of hours before debriefing was that he believed it was a political witchhunt but also the cast doubt on the intelligence agencies to get it right. he opened up old wounds. weapons of mass destruction in iraq,
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9/11. we have people on the campaign ‘s team—mates say that it is good that he has healthy scepticism but as we heard from the director of national intelligence yesterday, healthy scepticism is to be encouraged but not disparagement. a lord of intelligence —— a lord of intelligence dismissals say that he has been dismissive. he seems to be enamoured by vladimir putin and russia. what do most commentators say about the likelihood that donald trump's attitude will change when he ta kes trump's attitude will change when he takes up residence in the white house? we keep hearing that from the showers throughout the process. that is since he was first mooted as a
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candidate. they said that he would change when he became a candidate for the party. i think that he will a lwa ys for the party. i think that he will always be donald trump. what intelligence officials would like to see is more respect to the people that he is reliant on in the coming yea rs. that he is reliant on in the coming years. they don't feel they have had that as yet. ahead of the other action, intelligence officials, even allied to the republican party, saw him asa allied to the republican party, saw him as a liability. those that, particularly thinking about russia, even praising vladimir putin and his reaction to president obama when president obama recently rejected 35 officials, there are those that are worried even more now that he is a national security liability. we'll
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find out how the story is covered in the front pages at 1040 pm this evening. the headlines. a man who is terminally ill begins a legal fight for the right to die. reports of a shooting at fort lauderdale airport in florida. intelligence chiefs are briefing president elect on claims that russia interfered in the us election. a tribunal has ruled that a cycle courier as a worker rather than a self—employed contractor. she said she was denied basic workers' rights including sick pay and holiday. tell
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us more including sick pay and holiday. tell us more about the case. she has been with the courier firm for a few years. she delivers medical supplies to hospitals and laboratories in london. city sprint regard her as a self—employed contractor which means she does not have the right to holiday pay and sick pay. she took her case to unemployment tribunal arguing that the control exerted on her was such that she is really a workerfor her was such that she is really a worker for the company and as such city sprint work unlawfully withholding rates from her. this tribunal has ruled in herfavour. thejudgment is tribunal has ruled in herfavour.
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the judgment is that the worker was a worker at city sprint. and the contract is described as being contorted and indecipherable. this isa contorted and indecipherable. this is a case where a company had an employment relationship with an individual, and they were really a worker. what has the company said in response? they said they are disappointed with today's ruling. they point out this case only applies to the individual. but it does set a legal precedent meaning others can bring cases. it goes on to say the case has demonstrated there is still widespread confusion regarding this area of law and calls on the government to provide better support
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to businesses across the uk. you may recall there was a case last year with uber. in the gig economy, the government has currently got a review under way and asking the question whether employment law is keeping up with the new technology and the new types of business models that firms are using these days. after whistle—blower has claimed that at least one patient lost their life during a computer failure least one patient lost their life during a computerfailure and new year's day. with an investigation under way into
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the technical meltdown at the london ambulance service one day this day being looked at to see if their computer problems were a contributing factor. the bbc has hired damning claims from a whistle—blower that the real picture could be much worse. the people of london were failed on new year's eve. they were watching their friends and loved ones suffering, eating, not knowing when help would arrive. is there a chance people might have died as a result of this computerfailure? might have died as a result of this computer failure? without a shadow ofa computer failure? without a shadow of a boat. if you have a cardiac arrest me in to get to you within eight minutes. it would not have happened. you would have died. shortly after midnight when the streets of london were packed with people the multi—million pound computer system which logs emergencies and assigned ambulances collapsed. for five hours staff had to write down calls manually. the bbc has seen leaked photographs of
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the internal staff facebook page which suggests that some employees felt under extreme pressure on new year's day. felt under extreme pressure on new yea r‘s day. one felt under extreme pressure on new year's day. one member question is why so many patients had to suffer, while workers are described as being in tears, frustrated and angry. staff are trained to cope in the event of technical difficulties and thatis event of technical difficulties and that is not the first time that the computer system has failed. but never before, we understand, for such a long period, on the busiest night of the year. we are very sorry to anybody who experience delays during those issues on new year's day. we are taking that matter very seriously. we have launched a comprehensive external investigation. in 2015 the london ambulance service was placed into special measures. since then it has taken special measures. since then it has ta ke n ste ps special measures. since then it has ta ken steps to special measures. since then it has taken steps to improve. the care quality commission said it would follow u p quality commission said it would follow up concerns about control room problems during a planned inspection next month.
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hundreds of people have attended the funeral of a man who was shot dead on monday by police. the inquest opened this morning and found that a gun was found in the fit well of the passenger seat where the man has been sitting. pa rents parents have pa rents have lost parents have lost their son. his friends, family they need answers quick. we condemn gun culture and
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criminal activity but the way this was carried out, in my opinion this was carried out, in my opinion this was out of order. investigators say they are working as swiftly as possible and keeping the family up to date. one key question about the shooting was answers today. the police have said a gun was found in the car that the man was found them. at the inquest into his death it was revealed the gun was found in the front passenger foot well off the vehicle, exactly where he was sitting. he was busted in court as being a 28—year—old office clerk. he was once accused and cleared of trying to murder two people. —— he was described in court. a 30—year—old man has appeared in
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court charged with possession of a gun, bullets and a silencer. the man was remanded in custody after his hearing at leeds magistrates. the chief constable of west yorkshire police has issued a statement about the incident. she said she cannot comment on the policing operation but wish to extend her sincere sympathies to the family. she added that she understood... nicola sturgeon has suggested a so—called soft brexit could postpone another vote on scottish
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independence. she was speaking on a television programme. she said direction of travel was still towards independence but that could be put aside in the short term. we could forward detailed plans about how to avoid a hard brexit, the reason it is important to avoid a ha rd next reason it is important to avoid a hard next it is because that would have a devastating impact on our economy and on jobs. have a devastating impact on our economy and onjobs. i am willing to put aside my preferred option of independence in the eu to see if we can explore a consensus and compromise. om puri, the actor, has died of a suspected heart attack at his home. gritty performances and a deep
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baritone voice worth his hallmark. he acted in some of india's most iconic films in a career spanning 40 yea rs. iconic films in a career spanning 40 years. but he did not shine only in indian cinema. he also appeared in american and british productions. it was his role in this 1999 british comedy, east this piece, that gave him international recognition. —— east is east. this performance won him accolades at home and abroad. he was awarded an honorary order of the british empire in 2004. a few weeks
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ago he took to twitter to reflect on his life and career saying he had no regrets and that he had done well. sentiment is shared by fellow actors and friends around the world to have been paying respects and remembering a giant of the international film industry. here is the weather. the cold and frosty conditions of recent days have been replaced by miles a year but also cloudy conditions. this evening and overnight lots of cloud bringing outbreaks of patchy rain. further north in a dryer story across northern england, scotland, northern ireland. most of us frost free to start off the weekend but it isa free to start off the weekend but it is a murky and gloomy saturday. brighter spells clicking through that cloud in northern england,
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northern ireland and scotland. further south in wales, cloud when giving. temperatures ten or 11 in the south, fresher further north. through the day on sunday with high pressure in charge not much change, still quite cloudy. a bit of brightness to the east. this is bbc news. the headlines. a terminally ill patient with motor neurone disease is seeking a review of the law on assisted suicide. noel conway has has begun a legalfight to have medical assistance to end his life: it's my body, i have a right to die. i have a right to determine how i should die and more importantly when i should die.
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shots have been fired at florida's fort lauderdale airport. the sheriff's office says multiple people are dead and injured. the gunman is in the least custody and is believed to have acted alone. us intelligence chiefs are briefing donald trump and vice president—elect mike pence on the claims that russia carried out a hacking operation which interfered with the american presidential election. the london ambulance service is investigating whether computer failure in the early hours of new year's day may have contributed to the death of a patient. tributes for one of india's finest actors, veteran of bollywood and hollywood, om puri who has died at the age of 66. also coming up before eight o'clock, we'll visit the town apparently seeing the fastest house price growth in the country. returning to the shooting incident
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at fort lauderdale international airport in florida, officials are saying several people have been killed. our correspondent in washington is following the story for us. what reports are you hearing? we do not have a confirmed figure yet, just this statement from the county sheriff ‘s office that there is multiple deaths. earlier we heard that there is nine injuries but we do not have a full accounting of how me people were injured and how money people were killed. as you mention, law enforcement say that there was one shooter and he is in custody but they have still not released much information about who he is and what exactly happened, they do not know if he was acting alone, that is something they were trying to find out, they do not know what his motive was, whether he was a terrorist, whether there was some other domestic motivation. whether he had a personal grudge. at this
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point we do not know what inspired him to open fire. now, the airport is calm, but flights are suspended and police are questioning passengers to get as much information as they can from those in the area when he opened fire. whereabouts did this take place. the baggies claim area of terminal two. domestic flight, you have access to baggage claim here in domestic flights, people can walk into the area. it seems that security was loose enough for this man to into that area. with the departures, that is not possible, and international flights as well, the baggage claim is usually behind security screening, but there seems to have
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been less security in this situation and so was able to open fire. according to witnesses cited by some american media, it seems that he was a young man. thank you very much. lets get more now on that security briefing by america's top intelligence officials to president—elect donald trump on russian hacking claims relating to the presidential election. since winning, mr trump has repeatedly questioned intelligence on the allegations democratic emails were targeted. just hours before the briefing in new york, mr trump called the claims a "political witch hunt" by his opponents. the us secretary of state, john kerry, warned mr trump not to lose sight of america's interests in the pursuit of closer ties with russia. i would encourage him to engage with russia and try to find that common ground but not at the expense of rolling over and losing the values or principles or interests that we need to protect, as we do so. so
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there is going to be a healthy give and take and balance in all of that. it can only be measured by whether there is an agreement that actually achieve something that is in our mutual interest, that we can look at and say, yes, that is a worthy agreement, and something that benefits the united states, while keeping faith with our values and our interests. well how damaging is this all to the president—elect‘s relationship with his new state security department? i'm joined by dr leslie vinjamuri, associate fellow with the us and americas programme at the foreign affairs think—tank chatham house. they have got to do theirjob, whether they get on with him or not. it is throwing up a barrier to that because he is challenging not only the intelligence but the process, he had not yet had the security
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briefing that is about to happen, we believe, when he launched these attacks. so it really, it raises the question about the level of confidence that he is likely to have, the confidence they will have in his listening to their intelligence briefings, he has rejected the idea that he should have daily briefings... raises questions for other countries. as to what level of confidence they will have in intelligence under the next presidency. he has broken the mould... nobody has ever seen anything like it before. how much of this is down to the fact that he is not showing the difference that these intelligence officials are used to? there is a real question, donald trump has interpreted this as an attack on his own election, taking it very personally. but really, this is something that is very much about ensuring the integrity of your selections and democracy, striking at the heart of not only the west's democracy but
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all democracies which face serious threats from cyber attacks. —— of elections. this is worrying for many countries but donald trump has interpreted it as a personal matter, not a broader matter of cyber security, which it certainly is. how will this be perceived, will it be used to the advantage of other countries around the world? there is clearly, russia has enjoy the relationship that they have right now with president—elect donald trump, there is a question as to how much that will change. suddenly, the going is different when he is the president, not president—elect. right now, it looks like russia is benefiting. and, we saw that last week, when president putin decided to respond to barack obama's sanctions were not actually suggesting that 35 us intelligence officials would have to leave
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russia, he decided to wait, because he anticipate he will have a much better relationship with president trump. there is a sense of an opportunity here, but i suspect that much will change after january opportunity here, but i suspect that much will change afterjanuary 20, win the game becomes a bit more real, even for president trump. he is prolific on twitter, sometimes you wonder how he gets anything else done, but how free will he be to do that when he becomes the president, surely an account like that would be closely guarded? this is the question everyone is answering asking and the reality is, we don't know, the current president has an official twitter account which is heavily monitored, i'm sure that he is not personally tweeting. donald trump is changing the game. donald there is a question about whether he will continue to use ties and will ignore it, and whether there will be fires that have to be put out by
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those around him, but it is a game changers. —— there —— but it is a game changer. this is a new to rain that we are entering. —— questions about whether he will continue to use twitter. donald trump has raised a constructive meeting with leaders of the us intelligence community, we have from writers, a little bit more coming in... donald trump says that any cyber hacking that took place from russia, china or other countries had no effect on the outcome of the us election. how much is he missing the point? you can never prove why people vote the way they do, this was not really the goal of the intelligence, the goal of the intelligence is to demonstrate with a high degree of confidence that there was hacking and to link it to the government of russia, but not to directly challenge the result of the election, that is where donald trump continues to focus his efforts. it
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is besides the point, the real question is whether the us and other democracies around the world can be confident in their electoral process , confident in their electoral process, that it will not be hacked into, that there will be not be effo rts into, that there will be not be efforts to manipulate the level of information, the level of privacy, which is crucial. deflecting this and turning this into a conversation about the outcome of the election is really moving it away from the core issues. it is interesting statement, i guess there will be a lot more to come undoubtably in the next few hours and over the next couple of daysin hours and over the next couple of days in terms of the reaction of donald trump. only a couple of weeks to wait, until he assumes the post. thank you very much forjoining us. michelle obama has made what's expected to be one of her last public speeches as first lady. speaking at an awards event for school counsellors, she focussed on one of the key themes of her time as first lady, her dedication to the education of young people. she said she would continue to support the cause after she leaves the white house.
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young people, don't be afraid, be focused. be determined. the hopeful! be in power. —— be hopeful! empower yourselves with a good education and get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your balanced prowess. lead by example, with hope, never fear. balanced prowess. lead by example, with hope, neverfear. and know that i will be with you! rooting for you and working to support you for the rest of my life. and that is true, i know for every person who is here today, and for educators and advocates all across this nation who get up every day, and work their hearts out to lift up young people. and i am so grateful to all of you for your passion, for your dedication, and all the hard work under half of the next generation. i can think of no better way to end my
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time as first lady then celebrating with all of you. so i want to those today by simply saying, thank you. thank you for everything you do for our kids and our country. being your first lady has been the greatest honour of my life and i hope that i have made you proud. thank you! cheering very emotional michelle obama. a number of farmers have spoken to bbc news to say they're having to take the law into their own hands, in order to stop hare coursing. they claim criminal gangs are trespassing on their land almost daily to take part in the illegal bloodsport, and are violent when confronted. police say dealing with the activity, which sees dogs used to chase hares through fields, is a priority. our correspondent paul murphy sent this report from lincolnshire, it contains images you may find upsetting: voiceover: chasing and killing hares with dogs has been banned in the uk for 13
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yea rs. but you wouldn't know it from looking at social media. it's awash with footage of those who continue to break the law. what's changing is the level of violence. they came at me because my vehicle was blocking the exit and started to throw rocks at me with me in the vehicle. they hammered the side of my vehicle so that they could get past and escape. these hare coarsers escaped, leaving their vehicle behind. they came back later to set it alight, possibly to destroy any evidence linking the car to them. these actions are creating fear in this community. this women would only talk if we did not show her face. they have become aggressive, nasty,
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uncontrollable and intimidating. there are people who are afraid to leave their own homes.” there are people who are afraid to leave their own homes. i have spoken to several farmers here on the lincolnshire fens today. although a lot of them have very strong opinions, none of them want to appear on camera or to be identified and that is simply because they are afraid. theirfamilies, the reprisals that could come from the hare courses. —— coarsers. we know as a police service we have got to up ourgame and make the best use of our resources, but the family to work with us, and it needs to keep itself safe, and it needs to assist proactively when we can prosecute. but hare coarsers posting
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on social media make a mockery of the law. in fact some coarsers get a thrill from being chased themselves. the vehicle in pursuit is being driven by a landowner. it's thought the injured hare in the foot well was being taken away because it might have been used as evidence. this farmer says he is done with relying on the police. he is making police style stingers to puncture the tyres of trespassing vehicles. other landowners are using drones to monitor theirfields. this farmer could only watch as two cars drive through a newly—sown crop. fields across the serious show signs of car damage. they would kill us if they could. that sort of thing. they have no respect for anybody. the temptation is to intervene. we would like to help the police catch the culprits. but the police seem very reluctant to talk to us and to work with us. it was in this same community that
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lincolnshire police launched their anti—hare coursing strategy last september. but the hare coursers like the ones seen here speeding through ourfarm shop car park are continuing to blight local life. i can see the lengths that farmers have gone to with the trenches dug, massive rocks are trying to stop them. it is not the farmers and to try do more. they are doing everything possible. as a resident what i would like to see is a greater police presence. the hare coursers are and it turned, even filming each other than they are arrested. in a police force where resources are stretched these criminal gangs know they currently have the upper hand. we are going to take you back to fort lauderdale airport. hundreds and hundreds of people looked to be
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still out on the runway, certainly the apron at this airport, after this shooting incident. security officials in florida have said that five people have died as a result of a shooting inside the international airport, the local sheriff said there was eight people who were also warned winded, we understand the gunmen is in police custody and it is thought he acted alone. —— wounded. eyewitnesses suggest the man was in his 20s. the shooting took place in the baggage area of terminal two. it appears to have been to do with a domestic flight and security was not as great as it would be in the international part of the airport. services into and out of full lauderdale appear to have been suspended, which you would not necessarily think was a surprise but we have seen all of these people walking sometimes in rows around one of the perimeter fences, walking sometimes in rows around one of the perimeterfences, and some walking sometimes in rows around one of the perimeter fences, and some of them, if you moments ago, had their
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hands in the air. —— fort lauderdale. 90 minutes after the attack, when the scene appear to have calmed down, panic broke out again, passengers and police began running around the airport. a lot of people had to be taken to safety, now obviously we are looking at the multistorey car park, i don't know what we will learn from that, but we are not in control of the pictures. hundreds of people out on the apron and even on the runway of the airport. we are trying to work out quite what is going on. the situation appears to be under control because the suspected gunmen has now been arrested. less than a clear picture, but we understand there has been a number of casualties. you are watching bbc news, the headlines tonight. authorities say that at least five are dead and eight wounded after a gunmen has opened fire at fort lauderdale airport in florida, a suspect is in custody. a man terminally ill with motor neurone
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disease begins a legalfight terminally ill with motor neurone disease begins a legal fight for the right to die. intelligence chiefs are briefing president—elect donald trump on claims that russia interfered with the us election. an update on the market 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. house prices in luton are rising faster than anywhere else in the country. they've gone up by nearly 20% in the last year, making it the biggest proportional increase. according to the halifax the average price of a house in luton is now more than £256,000, an increase of £41,000 in the last year. and estate agents say this year prices are likely to go even higher.
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as kate bradbrooke has been finding out. voiceover: houses like this are now in high demand. this is one of the reasons why the town is so popular with people looking to settle down, this house has been on the market forjust a week, and already has had ten viewings. shall we go upstairs? for estate agents like this one, it isa for estate agents like this one, it is a busy time of year, according to the halifax, 2016 saw house prices here rise faster than anywhere else in the country. appointments to view houses are already booking up fast. it seems this year could see yet more growth. in 2017, we are going to see a spectacular year again for the rooting, house prices continue to rise, purely because of the demand, and what luton is offering people. the businesses, the schools, the area itself. it really has
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brought luton back on the map. the attraction is high. i continue to say, yes, this market will grow. the average price here, £250,000, enough to buy a three—bedroom semidetached house. it is a more affordable option compared to surrounding areas and proving to be a popular choice. we used to live in enfield, lived with my parents for quite some years, but not quite afford within the m25, so we decided to look further afield, and we brought this house about two years ago. —— bought. it has amazing transport links to london and also the m1 and the train station not too far away. we have a nice and great airport, it means that i can fly home to hungary any day, that is the most important thing to me, living in luton. luton airport is undergoing £110 million redevelopment work, a tube style link cutting journey times from the airport to london is also in the
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pipeline, and there are plans to build hundreds of new homes in the town. if you want a place that is going on the up, going upwards, and you want a place with a lot of community spirit and things to do, then come to luton, we will be pleased to see you. if prices continue to rise, one fear is that luton could end up closing the door on first—time buyers, looking for affordable places to live. studio: a 23—year—old singer songwriter called studio: a 23—year—old singer songwriter called ray black has won bbc music's sound of 2017 poll. it's the first time an unsigned artist has topped the list, which is picked by music critics to recognise emerging talent. the panel has an enviable record of picking future stars. recent winners include
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sam smith and adele. our entertainment correspondent lizo mzimba reports. voiceover: the sound of list highlights the year's most exciting new musical talents. for 23—year—old south london singer—songwriter ray blk coming top came something as a surprise. on the bbc music sound of list you are the winner. oh my god. are you joking? oh my god! i genuinely can't believe it. her neighbourhood, her childhood, all influences for ray blk's music. i grew up listening to gospel music on the way to church, being in the choir, singing gospel music all the time, and i think that influence flows
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right through my music. # love me, love me, say that you love me # call me, call me #. artists who won the bbc sound of when they were still relatively unknown include sam smith and adele. # are you really ready, or are you wasting my time? #. ray blk is the first singer ever to win without a record deal. we live in an age now where you really can do it yourself. the internet is the best tool ever. so, you could start like i started and just post songs online, watch it spread if people like it. # no place like home #. potentially inspiring others in how they shape music and in how they share it. lizo mzimba, bbc news. we heard it here. this meeting that
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donald trump has had with the us intelligence agencies today. they have been briefing him on those hacking allegations. directed against russia. president—elect trump has said that he had a constructive meeting with members of the agencies and plans to appoint a tea m the agencies and plans to appoint a team to give him a plan to combat cyber attacks within 90 days of taking office onjanuary 20. he said that while russia, china and other countries and groups are consistently trying to break through the cyber infrastructure of our institutions, businesses and organisations, including the dnc, there was no affect on the outcome of the election, including the fact there was no tampering whatsoever with voting machines. this is in a statement since he met them. art, clearly, he thinks it is worth having a group of people in place
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who can combat these cyber attacks and he has set out a plan to appoint such a group. good evening, quite chilly but also some brightness, through the cause of the day, the cloud has been building, limited amounts of brightness, there was some clearer spells, sunset in kent, as we can see captured by a weather watcher there. heading through the weekend, a lot of cloud in general. things looking mostly dry, with high pressure in charge and milder than it has been. we have outbreaks of rain across much of england and wales, slightly drier and brighter conditions moving in from the north. equally, likely to see ms and fog, murky start, most of us see ms and fog, murky start, most of us frost free. sunspots we could see some frost first thing. some mist and fog patches as we move south through the southern scotland,
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northern ireland and northern england, not as cold as it has been in recent days. further south, more in the way of cloud, where the cloud will bring a few splashes of light rain. we could also see mist and hill fog. murky start, most places looking drive to kick things off and threw the course of the day with high pressure in charge, mostly dry. south coast and western areas seen the odd spot of light rain. as the northern half of the country is going to see more in the wake of brightness breaking through, seven or8 brightness breaking through, seven or 8 degrees, milder, brightness breaking through, seven or8 degrees, milder, but brightness breaking through, seven or 8 degrees, milder, but also more grey in the south, ten or 11 degrees. heading through the overnight period, saturday night into sunday, cloudy, low cloud, mist and fog around, as we move into sunday, most places frost free, could be the odd touch of frost across rural parts. further south, mild but also grey and murky during the course of sunday. should brighten up, particularly to the east of higher ground, in the
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north—east, some brighter spells. my old est north—east, some brighter spells. my oldest weather will be out to the west, ten or 11 degrees, slightly fresher and cooler further ease but we will head further east, cold weather, temperatures in moscow, during sunday, peking at around —25 degrees. some very cold weather across eastern parts of europe. wet and windy weather into monday, leading to a rather more unsettled theme to the weather through much of theme to the weather through much of the week ahead. this is bbc news. i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 8pm. authorities say at least five people are dead and eight wounded after a gunman opened fire at fort lauderdale airport in florida. a suspect is in custody. president—elect donald trump vows to combat cyber espionage at the taking office but dismisses claims that russian hackers could have swung the us election. a man who is terminally ill with motor neurone disease begins a legal fight for the right to die. it's my body, i have a right to die.
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i have a right to determine how i should die and, more importantly, when i should die. a whistleblower alleges that at least one person died as a result of a computer failure at the london ambulance service on new year's day. tributes for veteran bollywood actor om puri — star of east is east — who has died aged 66.
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