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this is bbc news. i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 11:00: donald trump at loggerheads with us spy chiefs who say russian hackers tried to sway the presidential election. the president elect says the claims are "ridiculous". in florida — a gunman shoots five people dead and injures several more at fort lauderdale airport. authorities have arrested an army vetera n. authorities have arrested an army veteran. we have someone in custody. he is an harmed. no law enforcement fired any shots. hundreds of people attended the funeral of yasser yaqub who was shot dead by police on monday. and a cycle courier wins a case against her employers city sprint — who denied her holiday and sick pay after wrongly claiming she was self employed. good evening and
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welcome to bbc news. president putin tried to boost donald trump's campaign for the presidency according to a report published tonight by us intelligence officials. the report was released shortly after intelligence chiefs had briefed mr trump on theirfindings. the president—elect insisted that any cyber espionage by russia, china or anyone else had not influenced the result. but he's ordered a plan to be delivered within 90 days of taking office on developing an ‘aggressive' reponse to cyberattacks as our correspondent nick bryant reports. american intelligence tonight released its explosive report, claiming that vladimir putin personally ordered what it called an influence campaign to help donald trump's chances of winning the presidency by denigrating hillary clinton and harming her electability. it concludes, the kremlin had a clear preference for the billionaire. donald trump today described the investigation as a political
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witch—hunt by adversaries badly beaten in the election. he rubbished the notion that he achieved a kremlin assisted victory. but us intelligence claims it wasn't just the billionaire who celebrated his unexpected success on election night. intercepted conversations reportedly picked up senior figures in the russian government rejoicing, too, among them officials said to be aware of the alleged cyber campaign. at trump tower tonight, he was given a classified briefing by america's top intelligence officials, who claim the russians tried harder to hack computers of the democratic national committee than those at republican headquarters, and that go—betweens allegedly delivered stolen e—mails to the wikileaks website to help him move from his penthouse in manhattan to the white house. never before has a president—elect been so openly scornful of america's spies, or so disparaging about their work. but the trump team says he's right to be cautious, not least because the us intelligence community has got
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it wrong before, over iraq's weapons of mass destruction. in a statement after the meeting, mr trump said that russia, china, other countries and outside groups are consistently trying to break through the cyber infrastructure of our governmental institutions and organisations, including the democratic national committee. but he added, "there was absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election". tellingly, he did not single out russia for blame. but vice presidentjoe biden has told him to accept the intelligence findings pointing the finger at the kremlin. the idea that you know more than the intelligence community knows seems like saying, "i know more about physics than my professor. i didn't read the book, ijust know i know more". grow up. time to be an adult. you're president. relations between president obama
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and president putin have had a cold war chill, and donald trump has signalled warmer ties. speaking to the bbc today, the outgoing secretary of state, john kerry, delivered this advice. i would encourage him to engage with russia and to try to find that common ground, but not at the expense of rolling over and losing the values and principles, or interests that we need to protect as we do so. donald trump tonight expressed tremendous respect for america's spies, but he still clearly believe the allegations of a kremlin conspiracy are being used to delegitimise his presidency. lets speak to thomas pickering, a former us ambassador to russia and to the un. he's also served as under secretary of state for political affairs and joins us from washington. welcome to bbc news. donald trump
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says whatever hacking took place it didn't have —— affect the outcome so why should he be worried despite what the intelligence agencies say. he is concerned with maintaining consistency which seems to be one of his big problems. we are now in a situation where we are hoping he will emerge and deal with governance and stopped dealing with television asa and stopped dealing with television as a preoccupation to life and his president. daesh presidency. —— presidency. -- presidency. he has also said he has tremendous respect for the work and service done by the work in the us intelligence community and also wa nt to us intelligence community and also want to put together a plan in the first 90 days to aggressively tackle cyber espionage. to you, either that
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signal his changing stance?‘ cyber espionage. to you, either that signal his changing stance? a bit of a segway. earlier he said he had no faith in the american intelligence community. he kept alluding to the allegations the intelligence community made very disreputable it. what has been produced is indicating what has been a background for some time. that president putin played some kind of direct role in organising this operation. a p pa re ntly organising this operation. apparently there is a deep sense that the operations will continue against other countries. that is extremely worrying and obviously a sense of deep concern in the us that those activities took place. they seem to be continuing and mr trump himself seems to have climbed on the bandwagon that there are obviously
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hacking episode is going on in and that there are serious problems with potential vulnerabilities that need to be guarded against stop that doesn't in my view exclude the question of the elections. how will the kremlin be viewing all of this and expect things what kind of relationship with the us come january 20 7 relationship with the us come january 20? so far mr trump seems to be holding faith with mr putin in this issue. unshaken by the meetings by the afternoon —— this afternoon even though he has been praising the intelligence community. there is an opportunity here but it has been besmirched by the additional information that has been made available or to the american public on this subject. thank you for your time. at least five people have been killed after a gunman opened fire at fort lauderdale international airport in florida.
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the man, who's in custody, is said to have taken the gun out of a bag that he'd checked in and opened fire in a baggage area. passengers ran onto the tarmac outside while the police searched the building. 0ur north america correspondent, james cook, has the latest. a mundane task at a busy airport has turned into a scene of horror. passengers, who seconds earlier were collecting their bags, cower on the ground. some appear stunned. others were dead or dying. survivors say there were desperate attempts to save lives. we heard the noise, we thought it was firecrackers that kids were doing. and then we looked where we came in. we looked again and we saw him with the gun going up and down. once he was done with the ammunition, he threw his gun down. i was about ten feet away from him. he basically threw the gun on the ground and he laid on the ground, face down, spread eagle. he was already done.
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he was waiting for the officers to approach him. for hundreds who fled the airport, the terror was not over. rumours of another gunman sent people running from the terminal, but they were just rumours, as the local sheriff confirmed. there has been no shooting at any place else other than downstairs at terminal two. we have the shooter in custody. he is unharmed. no law enforcement fired any shots. and homicide detectives. the suspect is reported to have flown into fort lauderdale with a weapon checked into his luggage legally. a senior us politicians said the man was carrying a military id card in the name of esteban santiago. the shooter is in custody, according to tsa. as we get information we will pass it on. the focus is turning
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to the investigation. the gunman‘s motive is not clear but terrorism has not been ruled out. in the united states, those phrases, these pictures, now have a terrible familiarity. hundreds of people have tended to be funeral in hard is stale of yasser yaqub who was shot dead by police on monday. the inquest into his death was opened and adjourned today. the independent police complaints commission is continuing to investigate the shooting. 0ur correspondent danny savage has the latest. hundreds of people came to the funeral of yassar yaqub at a mosque in huddersfield. many didn't know him personally, but were here to support his family. his father, mother and sisters were deeply distressed. 0ne family friend said they still need more detail about what happened to him.
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as far as the gun culture is concerned and criminal activity is concerned, we strongly condemn that. but the question arises that the way this was carried out, in my opinion, it was totally out of order. investigators say they are working swiftly and keeping mr yaqub's family up—to—date. but one key question about the shooting was answered today. the police have already said a gun was found in the white audi yassar yaqub was shot in. we know he was the front seat passenger in the car. at the inquest into his death this morning, it was revealed the gun was found in the front passenger foot well of the vehicle, exactly where he was sitting. yassar yaqub was listed in court as being a 28—year—old office clerk. he was once accused and cleared of trying to murder two people and a firearms offence. his family and friends though stress he was never convicted of anything. meanwhile a 30—year—old man arrested on monday as part of the police operation here, has appeared in court today, charged with possession of a gun,
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bullets and a silencer. moshin amin from dewsbury was remanded in custody, after his hearing at leeds magistrates. danny savage, bbc news, west yorkshire. a cycle courier has won an employment rights case against the logistics firm city sprint in a ruling that could have implications for other workers. maggie dewhurst was classed as ‘self—employed' but argued she should be treated as a worker and given rights including holiday and sick pay. the company says it's ‘disappointed' as our industry correspondent john moylan reports. maggie dewhurst delivers medical supplies by bike to hospitals and labs, but despite being a city sprint career for the last two years, she doesn't have basic workers' rights. —— courier. she's one of thousands in the so—called gig economy, characterised by temporary, insecure jobs. city sprint say she is
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an independent contractor. in other words, she is self—employed. but she believes her relationship with the firm is more like that between employer and worker. we spend all day being told what to do, when to do it and how to do it. we are under their control. we are not a mosaic of small businesses. and i think that is why we deserve basic employment rights like the national minimum wage. today, and employment tribunal agreed and found she is a worker, describing her city sprint contract as contorted, indecipherable and windowdressing. tonight, city sprint said it was disappointed but that the judgment applies to a single individual and was not a test case. it added that the case demonstrated there is still widespread confusion regarding this area of law. it is calling on the government to provide better support and help for businesses. but there are a number of legal challenges just around the corner which threatened to shake up this
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pa rt of the gig economy. as well as this case involving city sprint there are tribunal cases pending involving addison lee, and xl. some say that if the firms lose these challenges, it could fundamentally undermine their business models. within the courier industry this is very important, but further afield it is important to any business that uses self—employed people as their main business model. they will have to be looking at, well, can we justify this? are they genuinely self—employed or is there a risk they will be found to be our workers? this case mirrors a similarjudgment against the cab firm uber last year. an independent review of modern employment purposes commissioned by the government is due to report in the spring. that's a summary of the news, newsday is coming up at midnight — now on bbc news it's time for newsnight with emily maitlis. the us election was influenced by vladimir putin —
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the claim by us intelligence chiefs as they release their full report tonight. there's no sign that donald trump will accept that. who's right? this world expert in cyber crime tells us the cia report is the most important one in america's history. we'll hear the reaction to that from the former cia directorjames woolsey. also tonight, a gunman opens fire inside fort lauderdale airport in florida. we'll bring you the latest on the casualties. they call it the michael fish moment: the bank of england heaps scorn on the economists who failed to predict the biggest crash in 80 years. how does a weatherman get blamed for what some are calling ‘sexed—up science'? good evening.

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