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this is bbc news. i'm rita chakrabarti. the headlines at 6pm. the prime minister says she will announce more details about her brexit plans over the coming weeks, insisting that britain will get the right deal. i think it is wrong to look at this as just i think it is wrong to look at this asjust a binary i think it is wrong to look at this as just a binary issue as to why don't you have control of immigration or you have a good trade deal. i don't see it as a binary issue. officials in iran say the former president, akbar rafsanjani has died in tehran, he was a dominant figure in the country's politics since the 1980s. a lorry has rammed into a group of israeli soldiers injerusalem, killing four and injuring 15. the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, who's visited the site, said the attack was carried out by a palestinian supporter of so called islamic state. the queen appears in public for the first time since she was taken ill with a cold before christmas, attending a church service at sandringham. heavy snowfall and its absurd temperatures in parts of europe and the eastern united states even more
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than 20 people dead and cars transport chaos. hello. in a moment we'll be joining viewers on bbc one for a roundup of all those stories, that's with mishal husain. but first, the former president of iran, akbar rafsanjani, has died at the age of 82. he was one of the country's leading moderates and his death comes four months before iran's presidential election. mr rafsanjani was president from 1989 to 1997. well, kasra naji from the bbc‘s persian service, told me a little earlier, about the impact he made on iranian politics. he was an influential figure in
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he was an influentialfigure in iran since the revolution in 1979, the islamic revolution. he was a close confidant of ayatollah khamenei who was the founder of the islamic revolution. during the iran—iraq war, toward the end, he was a major figure who convinced i had to accept a ceasefire and end this year war. ever since then, he was elected twice as president, twice as speaker of parliament and all along has been a very influential figure and, in recent yea rs, a very influential figure and, in recent years, a moderate, increasingly moderate figure. a figure of influence in the politics of iran that has edging towards
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extremism and hard line. he is close to the reformist movement and his death, basically, leaves a big hole in the reform movement. he was seen as quite a wily political operator, because he was a great survivor. he had a hugely long political career. he enjoyed 36 years the revolution in iran. he is close to the supreme leader, although they have their differences. the supreme leader being more hardline than him, him being more hardline than him, him being a moderating influence. he is a mental to president assad rohani. is she said in your introduction, we have got only a few months before the presidential election in iran and his absence is going to impact the situation with the moderates and the situation with the moderates and the reformists. what will the impact be? in a sense that they have lost a
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network, a figure of influence who had the ear of the supreme leader, to some extent. during the previous elections he was instrumental in getting president rohani elected. he supported him, called on his supporters to support president rohani. four israeli soldiers are killed in jerusalem,
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after a lorry drives into them. 15 other soldiers were injured after the lorry hit a group of service personnel who'd just got off a bus. cctv footage shows the lorry approaching, police say the driver was a palestinian who was shot dead at the scene. the hamas movement has not claimed responsibility but described the attack as a ‘heroic act'. also this evening: the prime minister appears to accept that leaving the eu is likely to mean leaving the single market. a warning from the tuc that credit card and personal loan debt is at record levels. the queen attends church at sandringham, her first public appearance since recovering from a heavy cold. good evening.
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four israeli soldiers, three of them women, were killed injerusalem today when a man rammed the lorry he was driving into them. israeli police say he was a palestinian who was then shot dead at the scene, the israeli prime minister has said he was a supporter of so—called islamic state. in the last 16 months there have been a series of attacks by palestinians on israelis, the hamas movement called today's attack a "heroic act", but stopped short of claiming responsibility. this report from yolande knell contains images you may find disturbing. a hazy view ofjerusalem. this is what israeli soldiers on a training course had come to see. security camera footage shows two groups, the one in the background hasjust got offa one in the background hasjust got off a coach when this happens. look
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at the top left of the screen, the lorry drives at the soldiers at high speed and hits them. then it backs up speed and hits them. then it backs up quickly, apparently trying to crush more people before the driver is shot dead. he is said to have been a palestinian from a nearby area of eastjerusalem. witnesses who saw the bloody aftermath spoke of the shah. ijust saw who saw the bloody aftermath spoke of the shah. i just saw the truck going onto the sidewalk from the road and hitting the soldiers and it took me some time to understand it was a terror attack. those who died we re was a terror attack. those who died were all in their 20s. more than a dozen others were wounded. you can still see the skid marks in the dark here. this is the very spot where those soldiers were killed. there has been an upsurge in palestinian attacks on its release in the past year or attacks on its release in the past year 01’ so, attacks on its release in the past year or so, but this is one of the deadliest and the use of a lorry is also something unusual. visiting the
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scene, the prime minister said this was similar to recent attacks in europe and it could have been inspired by the so—called islamic state. we know the identity of the attacker. according to the signs he was a supporter of the islamic state. we know there has been a series of terror attacks. they are definitely could be a connection between them, from france to berlin and nowjerusalem. between them, from france to berlin and nowjerusalem. israel has blamed previous attacks on incitement by palestinian officials and social media. palestinian leaders say they have been driven by anger after more than 20 years of on and off peace talks have failed to deliver an independent palestinian state. and yolande is live for us now in jerusalem. how should we read this particular attack in the context of what has happened in the last 16 months?“ we look back over that time period when there has been this wave of
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palestinian attacks it has mostly been make attacks, but some shootings and some car ramming is as well. about a0 israelis have been killed. at the same time, more than 200 palestinians have been killed. israel says most of them were involved in carrying out attacks, others also died in clashes. in the past few weeks, the numbers of attacks had really appeared to be subsiding. this lorry attack is going to greatly increase concern. the israeli cabinet bed tonight to discuss what happened. it decided to blockade the area of eastjerusalem where this lorry driver came from and says it is taking other steps as well. the house of the man is to be demolished. acrossjerusalem you can see there has been an increase in security because of concern about impossible copycat attacks. theresa may says the government will take back control of britain's borders when we leave the eu and appeared to suggest that could
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mean leaving the single market. but in her first interview of the new year, mrs may said the choice between controlling immigration and staying in the single market was not a binary, either—or, decision. here's our political correspondent, carole walker. after six months in power, the prime minister has begun to signal what she wants from the brexit negotiations. brexit means brexit. she knows that no longer satisfies only one. theresa may denies muddled thinking, saying britain would take back control of its borders and appeared to hint that would mean leaving the single market. people talk in terms as if somehow we are leaving the eu but we still want to keep its of membership. we are leaving, we are coming out, we will not be a member of any longer. the question is, what is the right relationship for the uk to have with
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the european union when we are outside? campaigners on both sides of the brexit argument took that as a clear signal we will leave the single market. labour are not satisfied. she had one question put to her three times and still didn't answer that which is are you prioritising immigration over access to the single market? that was the question she did not want to answer. i think now ten to 11 weeks from the triggering of article 50 and the most important negotiations for a generation, we need more clarity tank top and we don't have it. nicola sturgeon want any move to ta ke scotla nd nicola sturgeon want any move to take scotland out of the single market as part of the uk could trigger a second referendum on independence. they will be making a big mistake if they think i am bluffing. we have to ask ourselves in scotland, are we happy to have the direction of our country, the kind of country we want to be comedy covered by a right—wing conservative government? do we want to take control of our own future? theresa
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may does not want her time in downing street defined by brexit and she stressed that referendum vote was a demand for wider change to divide the country is run, so she is promising a programme of social reform which she says will help not just the breast, but every level of society. it is about dealing everyday injustices, but also about recognising our obligations as citizens within the community and the society we have here in the uk. it is about recognising that there isa it is about recognising that there is a role for government, but government needs to ensure it is acting as effectively as possible in those areas where it should be taking action. she says her government will tackle the housing crisis, fix broken market and change attitudes to mental health. the prime minister's language is ambitious, she will be judged prime minister's language is ambitious, she will bejudged on whether policies deliver the changes she is promising. the authorities in florida have charged a 26—year old iraq veteran with the shooting at fort lauderdale airport which killed five people and injured several others. there are questions about why
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esteban santiago, who'd told the fbi he heard voices and was being controlled by the us government, was allowed to keep his weapon after being interviewed last year. israel's ambassador to britain has apologised after a member of his staff was secretly recorded saying he wanted to ‘take down' certain mps. shai masot, a political advisor, was filmed by a reporter in a london restaurant. the minister he's referring to is sir alan duncan, who he claimed was creating ‘problems' for israel. sir alan has previously criticised israeli settlement building in the west bank. much of europe is experiencing sub—zero temperatures and heavy snow with at least 20 deaths over the weekend. ten people died in poland and several in italy where snow has enveloped regions struggling to recover from last
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year's earthquakes. 0vernight temperatures hit minus 30 in moscow with the freezing weather also spreading to turkey, where there have been flight cancellations and travel problems. credit card and personal loan debt is at record levels according to new analysis by the tuc. it says unsecured debt, that is money that's not borrowed against property, has reached £13,000 per household. unions are warning a slowdown in wage growth and increasing inflation could make the debt more difficult to repay for many people this year. here's our business correspondent, joe lynam. with the christmas sales winding down, are finances will soon come into focus. we appear to be taking on increasing amounts of unsecured debt, that includes student loans and overd rafts, but debt, that includes student loans and overdrafts, but especially credit cards as well as personal loa ns. credit cards as well as personal loans. selina jordan ran up credit ca rd loans. selina jordan ran up credit card debts and overdrafts of
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£23,000. herfinances card debts and overdrafts of £23,000. her finances are card debts and overdrafts of £23,000. herfinances are in order now, but she said getting credit was not a problem. £23,000, 12 and a half on this card, more on the other one. i can't tell you the figures. 0ve rd raft, one. i can't tell you the figures. 0verdraft, then it ran out. i take 100% of the blame. however, they made it too easy. way too easy. britain has a record total of £229 billion in unsecured debt. for the average household, the figure has doubled since 2000 to almost £13,000, which means we spent almost 20% of our disposable income, are earnings after tax, p after these debts. that doesn't even include the mortgage. there is too much across the board because that is what people are dying and we did it about two thirds of the debt is from an increase in consumer credit. we think these figures are cause for
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concern and we think these are issues we need to be thinking about going into the worrying year for people when you're expecting to see another living standards squeeze. while some types of debt might be rising, the bank of england says mortgage arrears and loan defaults have been steadily declining. andy halliday and from the banks of the regulator wasn't worried yet. although the household debt ratio is high by historical comparison, it has come down in a fairly sizeable away, but about 20 percentage points. what is more, interest rates are still very low. with interest rates set to remain low, regulators are worried that we may be taking on too many debts, which becomes an issueif too many debts, which becomes an issue if the economy weakens in 2017. here, in the last few minutes london underground workers have begun a 2a hour strike. the action is likely to close all tube stations in central london until 6pm tomorrow evening. unions have rejected the latest offerfrom management in a dispute over ticket office closures.
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football, and the fa cup third round continued today, league two leaders plymouth provided the upset of the day holding liverpool to a draw despite having to make a 600 mile round trip to do it as adam wild. they call plymouth argyle the pilgrims, rarely has been a more fitting nickname. almost 9000 making the journey from devon to merseyside. more in hope than expectation, but this is the fa cup. with every innovation comes a resista nce with every innovation comes a resistance movement. for much of the game at anfield, plymouth played the pa rt game at anfield, plymouth played the part of both. against a side like liverpool there would always be scares, but that's all they were. plymouth might even have it. some plymouth might even have it. some plymouth fans can hardly watch. a dream too far even for this competition. an incredible result. now to a replay and it is liverpool
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who have committed the long journey. for peterborough, a shorter trip, but this dog. against chelsea, and he hopes they had of glory quickly disappeared, beaten a—1. full progress, but that there were many in cardiff to see it. the excitement of the cup extending to all fans. 16—year—old ryan will not forget his trip and the time soon. in the final game of the day, aston villa added the day ruined by tottenham. 2—0. the queen has recovered from her heavy cold and was well enough to attend church at sandringham this morning, her first public appearance since the beginning of december. 0ur royal correspondent, daniela relph, was there, her report contains flash photography. it had been a much anticipated arrival. driven in a state bentley, it was the first time the queen was seenin it was the first time the queen was seen in public since arriving on the
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sandringham estate before christmas. cheered as she emerged from the car, she arrived just before 11 o'clock for the church service accompanied by the duke of edinburgh. she had missed church on christmas and new year's day guitoune a heavy, lingering cold. those who waited were pleased to see her. we saw her very close up and she looked a little bit frail, to be honest, it is nice to see her. was exciting. when you see her you get a little buzz. it is good to know she was coming. she looked bright in the car. the queen's speech, recorded before christmas day, was one of the last time the monarch was a scene. she also carried out an investiture in early december. 0ver she also carried out an investiture in early december. over the past three weeks she has been laid low. asa three weeks she has been laid low. as a precaution, she was advised to stay inside and rest, to help her recovery. the queen's attendance at
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church is a sign she is feeling much better. her appearance today will ease the inevitable concern and speculation that arose during her absence from church over previous weeks. after church, the queen was driven back to the main house on the estate. she will remain in effect until next month. the singer songwriter peter sarstedt, best known for his 1969 hit where do you go to my lovely?‘ has died. the song went to number one in 1a countries and won an ivor novello award. the 75—year—old had retired from performing in 2010 due to ill health. there's more throughout the evening on the bbc news channel,
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we are back with the late news at 10:30, now on bbc1 its time for the news where you are. goodbye. this is bbc news. that return now to the news that for its soldiers, three of them women, were killed in jerusalem today when a man ran the lorry he was driving into them. we can speak now to the israeli energy minister and he has come from a meeting of the security cabinet. thank you forjoining us. can you tell us what emerged from the cabinet meeting? well, i will not go into details, but what we saw today isa into details, but what we saw today is a horrible act of terrorism. we note the terrorist was inspired by islamic state, we know it was
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confident, but we know he was incited, indoctrinated since childhood by the palestinian education system that terrorists are heroes and dues must die. israel should be destroyed and, u nfortu nately, should be destroyed and, unfortunately, what we saw today is the result of such incitement to hatred. can we just got back to this claim that he was inspired by so—called islamic state. what is your evidence for this? why do you say this? well, i came from the cabinet, we saw the evidence, i assume it will be published within if you days, but the evidence is very clear. unfortunately, in the last year or so we sought more and more palestinians who are inspired by islamic state. it is notjust
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other terrorist organisations like islamichhad or hamas rp servers, all of them like to destroy us and to kill israelis. not only us, but christians, yet cities, anybody in the middle east who is not a devoted muslim and, as we saw recently, even in europe. it is the same ideology directed against the jewish state and the jewish directed against the jewish state and thejewish people and against so—called infidels in the western world. that may well be the case, but i am wondering, in this particular attack, why do you think this man was inspired by islamic state ? this man was inspired by islamic state? was it enough that employed? we have very clear evidence. i am unable to share it currently costs of the investigation is still going on, but we have clear evidence and i am not saying it is only islamic
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state. he was inspired by islamic state. he was inspired by islamic state in the last few months, but pa rt state in the last few months, but part of the problem and this is the main obstacle for peace, is that the palestinian education system indoctrinate children with two messages, that israel should be destroyed sooner or later regardless of any borders and that the jewish people are horrible creatures who should be exterminated. when you educate young people from childhood with such messages, the end result is heated and terrorism and we see it today. unfortunately, we feel today not just extremely it today. unfortunately, we feel today notjust extremely sad, but also frustrated. frustrated for people in the western world, from some countries in the western world who always feel to understand what
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we face and that the main obstacle for peace in the middle east is not borders, but the fact that many arabs and many palestinians do not accept the right of the jewish people to preserve their own democracy in the middle east. we saw it in the un security council resolution, that instead of focusing on hatred and terrorism and the bloodshed in syria, in iraq, in libya, also here. terrorism as we saw today. they blamed israel for the situation. you are straying into many other areas now. can't we just come back to this attack. clearly, what will emerge in public about who this man was, what do you expect to happen now? what is the government response going to be? we are looking to see if there were only partners
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or people he knew about this or he could have prevented it and things like that, but generally speaking we are very experienced, unfortunately, with fighting terrorism. even when many attacks are being carried out bya many attacks are being carried out by a lone wolf, even in europe, in most cases we do manage to detect them in advance and to intercept them. unfortunately, with all our experience and very good intelligence services, we do not have 100% success. when millions of palestinian children are educated that the jewish people palestinian children are educated that thejewish people must die and terrorists are heroes, that they should become martyrs, sooner or later some of them will manage to kill israelis. this is something we
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have been facing for decades now, but i can tell you one thing, we will defeat terrorism. we are here to stay, we will preserve ourjewish democracy in the middle east and i am confident that, at the end of the day, unfortunately this day doesn't seem very close, people in the region will accept our existence and will make peace with us. u nfortu nately, will make peace with us. unfortunately, what we see today, over the middle east, is not exactly come don't even see peace amongst arabs. that alone with the jewish state. i am currently have to stop there. thank you for your time. now, here, london underground workers have begun a 2a—hour strike. the action is likely to close all tube stations in central london until 6pm
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tomorrow evening. unions have rejected the latest offer from management in a dispute over ticket office closures. well, our correspondent is at euston station in central london for us now. what is the scene there? well, i can tell you the bad news for commuters is that disruption they were expecting tomorrow has already started. it was just over 20 minutes ago that the doors to every single tube station in it's own one were closed and it is quite evident here at euston because there is a lot of traffic building for a sunday evening. people have come off trains from abroad orfrom people have come off trains from abroad or from around people have come off trains from abroad orfrom around the people have come off trains from abroad or from around the world looking to get onto the cheap and it is all closed. we are seeing a lot of that disruption here. the tube station here at euston, also the major stations will be closed tonight. that is problematic because a lot of people travel they will be taking the tube
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tomorrow morning, normally, but we're expecting a of congestion, and all tube stations in zone one will be closed and the waterloo & city lines and the victoria
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