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to removing sexualised images of children. 100 unacceptable images were reported to the social networking site — despite this facebook left almost all of them online. every tiement is clicked on by a paedophile, that child it revictimised and facebook need to put children centre of their policies. also on the programme this lunchtime: caught on camera at a petrol station in australia — the british backpacker rescued by police after allegedly being held captive for more than two months. the singer george michael died of natural causes on christmas day as a result of heart disease and a fatty liver says a coroner. plans to set aside more than £300 million in the budget to created dozens of new free schools in england — grammars could be among them. iraqi forces capture key government buildings in mosul — the last stronghold of so—called islamic state. and to the palace for britain's most decorated olympian —
the rower katherine grainger is made a dame by the queen. schatz. and coming up in the sport on bbc news: asenal will have to make champions league history tonight, if they are going to overturn a four—goal first—leg deficit against bayern munich at the emirates. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. facebook has been strongly criticised after a bbc investigation found it is still failing to remove inappropriate and sexualised images of children. after a series of sexually suggestive pictures and comments were reported to the social networking site, more than 80% of them still remained online. the nspcc described facebook‘s response as "appalling".
facebook says it takes the matter extremely seriously and is continuing to improve its system of removing such content. our correspondent angus crawford reports. the rules are simple. facebook says it removes nudity or sexually suggestive content. but our investigation last year found paedophiles using secret groups to swap obscene images of children. we informed the police, and this man was sent to prison forfour years. facebook told us it had improved its systems, so we put that to the test. but we still found sexualised pictures of children, and obscene comments from men. in every single one of these images there is a real child who is out there today at school probably and they don't know that the images being used in this way and every time it is used and clicked on by a paedophile, that child is victimised. we reported 100 posts that we felt broke facebook‘s own guidelines.
only 18 were taken down. 82 images stayed up. they didn't breach facebook‘s community standards. i find it very disturbing. i find that content unacceptable. i'm concerned that that's been brought to facebook‘s attention, and some of those images have not been dealt with and addressed. and this report, this investigation, it casts grave doubt on the effectiveness of the measures that facebook has in place. 0ne former insider says moderation is a huge task. the problem is one of scale. no one has policed a site as large as facebook. 1.8 billion people use facebook every month meaning the company is effectively running the largest police force the world has seen. facebook asked us to send them
examples of what we had reported, so we did. the company then reported us to the police. facebook issued a statement saying... so where does it leave parents?m sends a message that age that you can't trust facebook‘s methods. pa rents can't trust facebook‘s methods. parents have toilsd told us they tried to raise an issue and got nowhere. it will reinforce their experience. but, even now, groups with inappropriate images and comments about children remain on facebook. questions about how the company moderates content won't go away. angus crawford, bbc news. angus is with now, you reported the
images, most stayed up on online and you were reported to the police. we we re you were reported to the police. we were surprised to be reported to the police. we reported a hundred and 82 stayed up, because they didn't breach facebook‘s community standards. when we requested an interview, they said only if you send us examples of content. so we sent them that information, those images and links and they reported us images and links and they reported us to the police for providing them with the information they requested. it is worth pointing out that i went back on facebook to check some of the material that we reported. and found that some of it, very graphic, is still up. angus, thank you. a british woman's been rescued by police in australia after allegedly being held against her will for more than two months. a 22—year—old man from queensland
has been charged with several counts of rape and assault. police in queensland say they made the arrest when a car being driven by the woman was stopped for a routine check. 0ur correspondent hywel griffith sent this report. before her ordeal would end, this footage shows the woman at the petrol station with a bruised face. she left without paying for her fuel. when the police pulled her over, they could tell something was wrong. she said for weeks she had been violently abused. the police say they found the man hiding in the boot. the pair met at a party in cairns and the violence started on january 2nd. they travelled along the course and finally being stopped in mitchell on march 5th. far from
the usual backpacker routes. a lot of the areas where she would have been would have been unknown to her and she wouldn't have known anyone there. it would have been difficult to make an escape and then to try and link up with people. from the information we have been provided she had limited opportunity to do that. police believe her passport was destroyed. the man has been charged with rape, assault and denial of liberty. in a state which hosts hundreds of thousands of backpackers, the case has kraused distress. you have to be careful, specially in the outback, you're, you don't know where the next petrol station will be. the woman has spoken to her family, station will be. the woman has spoken to herfamily, but may station will be. the woman has spoken to her family, but may need to remain here to give more evidence
so to remain here to give more evidence so the police can piece together what she went through. the singer george michael died of natural causes at his home on christmas day as a result of heart disease and a fatty liver, says a coroner. well, our arts correspondent, david sillito, is with me. tell us more about what the coroner has been saying. a brief statement saying that he died of natural causes. dilated cardiomice yop think and fatty liver. in essence heart failure. it is a stretching of the heart muscle, can be caused by many things, often an infection and affects otherwise healthy people. young people, the athletes who have suddenly collapsed have this condition. that has been the cause of his death. they say because it is natural cause there is will be no further inquest into his death. you look back at the health of george
michael and he had that serious bout of pneumonia in 2011. he said it was near death. so there was the health problem he had had before that. and it was known it had a long—term impact on his health. confirmation from the coroner that george michael found dead on christmas day at his home died of heart failure. thank you. £320 million will be set aside in tomorrow's budget for new school places in england. the money will help meet the costs of setting up more than a 100 schools — some of which could be grammars, if theresa may succeeds in overturning the current ban on new selective schools. labour says the government is failing to address the current funding pressures faced by schools. let's speak to our political correspondent alex forsyth. this will be controversial. well
this is new money for new school places and they will be free schools. that is a school funded by central government and it isn't run by local authorities. what is significant is that theresa may has said a number of those could be selective schools, she doesn't use the word, but that means grammar schools that can choose pupils based on their ability. this is the policy promise she made to lift the ban on grammar schools and that is attracting criticism from labour, from some teaching unions, who say it will do nothing to address the funding short fall in existing schools, the problems with overcrowded classes and run down infrastructure and a shortage of teachers. across the political spectrum those who are ideologically opposed to grammar schools, saying
it creates a two—tier system and theresa may is clear she doesn't wa nt to theresa may is clear she doesn't want to return to the grammar schools of past, but wants every pupil to have the opportunity of a good education and she has announced schemes like free public transport to selective schools for children from poorer backgrounds. it is a big flagship policy for her. but you can expect this to attract a lot of opposition. thank you. iraqi forces say they have seized the main government building in the city centre and other key sites in mosul in a surprise overnight attack on islamic state militants. the latest advance could pave the way for iraqi forces to launch an assault on the densely populated old city, where it's believed several thousand militants are among the remaining civilian population. richard galpin reports. backed by us fair power, iraqi
troops have fought their way into the heart of western mosul. elite troops spearheading the advance which began over night. apparently catching fighters of islamic state by surprise. it is a symbolic move, recapturing the government complex, and a branch of the central bank. mosul, iraq's second city, has been in the hands of islamic state for almost three years. but after government forces recaptured the eastern part of the city injanuary, they have have been advancing into this, the western half. the key objective now — the old city, where is fighters are still holding out. in the intense fighting, government forces have also recaptured other
symbolic buildings in the west. including the museum. two years ago, is militants filmed themselves destroying priceless act facts from ancient civilisation and they're believed to have stolen smaller pieces to help finance them. with the iraqi security forces now a p pa re ntly the iraqi security forces now apparently making significant gains in western mosul, the prime minister, haideral—abadi, in western mosul, the prime minister, haider al—abadi, came in western mosul, the prime minister, haideral—abadi, came to visit the troops. he must now be hopeful that islamic state's grip op mosul is nearly at an end. so now those iraqi forces must push into the old city. the fighting there could be very difficult, the streets are particularly narrow. but they're
not on their own. these are american troops on the ground, just 500 metres from the front line. and it is possible that with so much fire power, soon to be concentrated on the old city, some islamic state fighters may try to escape. our top story this lunchtime: a bbc investigation reveals facebook‘s failings when it comes to removing sexualised images of children. coming up: why one of the best paid cricketers in english history will never play a test match for his country. coming up in sport at half—psat: australia collapse to 112 all out in bangaluru, as india's cricketers dramatically level the four—match test sseries to one—apiece. snr the chancellor will be putting
finishes touches to his budget tomorrow, so what can you expect to hear? more money from schools as we have been hearing, perhaps. john maguire has been to pontypool to find out what they are expecting to hear. spring has sprung in south wales. time to take stock and time to look ahead to hopefully brighter days. so how are families coping here in pontypool? i teach. i love myjob. i used to actually work for the work programme up by here. i see a lot of people that they are managing and i'm barely managing and yet i'm working and i think this is very, very unfair. where they try to put people back into work but they don't make it very easy. the budget wishlist here includes more opportunities for the young, lower university costs and higher tax credits. as you say, both you and your wife
work and you very much need to work to make ends meet. my wife is the main earner, she is a social worker. she earns more than me, so i do part—time hours just to get by, really and save money on childcare. today we're talking to members of generation x, people born between 1966 and 1980, they could be at the peak of their career, bringing up children, but also are a group at risk of struggling with their pension payments. my parents are lucky enough to be retired now for over ten years, they have gone all over the world on my dad's retirement pension. i look at myself and i think — i'm not sure if i'm going to be able to do that. i really don't. when generation x was taking its first tentative steps, this town provided the most famous forwards in world rugby. three are here today, along with current players at a meet and greet in the town's indoor market, all aimed at drumming up extra business for the town centre.
pete says cheaper parking and lower business rates would help his business. people have less money in their pockets now. they are a bit more fussy about how they spend. they want value. there is a lot of competition in the food business as well, you know. it is not that straightforward. once these valleys were rammed full with heavy industry providing work for all. but for some of those who grew up in the ‘70s, who grew up in the ‘70s, ‘80s and even ‘90s, the past is like a foreign country where things were very different. so what will tomorrow's budget provide notjust for generation x's future but for those older and for those generations ahead? and tomorrow we'll bring you full coverage of philip hammond's first budget as chancellor across bbc television and radio and on our website at bbc.co.uk/budget. the supermarket chain, budgens,
has announced it's closing around a third of its uk stores, with the loss of more than 800 jobs. food retailer group, which owns the 3a stores, went into administration last month, but no buyer has been found. north korea has banned malaysian citizens from leaving the country in an escalating dispute over the poisoning of the half brother of north korea's leader. malaysia retaliated almost immediately, announcing that north korean nationals wouldn't be allowed to leave. it's thought there are about 1,000 north koreans in malaysia and 11 malaysians in north korea. let's speak to our south east asia correspondentjonathan head. more tit for tat, then? yes, well i suspect north koreans were anticipating the possibility that malaysia might detain some of its nationals. remember, malaysia is looking for seven north koreans in connection with this extraordinary nerve agent killing of king jong—nam, the half—brother of the
north korean leader at kuala lumpur airport. they believe that two of them may possibly still be in the north korean embassy. 0ne them may possibly still be in the north korean embassy. one is an embassy official and one works for the state airline. it seems the north koreans maybe in effect putting pressure on the malaysians over that by in the words of the malaysian prime minister, he described it as "holding the malaysian citizens hostage in north korea." so malaysia has responded by imposing the blanket ban on north koreans leaving the country. i suppose they would hope there is a chance they might intercept those they are looking for. the seven they believe are linked to the killing. at least four are believed to have left the country right after king jong—nam was killed but three may still be in malaysia. but what might be interesting now is although both countries say they want to solve this in an amicable way, if they are able to detain the people they want,
and take them into custody, what will north korea do then? i think malaise why are nervous about the fate of its 11 citizens. malaysiap intends to fully investigate the killing of king jong—nam. the north koreans apparently doing everything possible to stop them. a conservative backbencher is attempting to reverse government plans to end a scheme under which unaccompanied migrant children who don't have relatives in the uk are given refuge here. last month the government announced that it was limiting the so—called dubs scheme to 350 children. campaigners had hoped around 3,000 children would be allowed in. our home affairs correspondent, june kelly reports. inside westminster, there will be a crucial debate on the future of the dubs scheme. 0utside, supporters of the scheme gathered to call on mps to vote to keep it open. we have a long history in this country of offering sanctuary of people fleeing war zones and violence of various forms and i very much believe that we should maintain that tradition. who was allowed into the uk
under the dubs scheme. he is now being fostered by a british family. he left his home in the war—ravaged city of aleppo two years ago when he was 15. we're protecting his identity and have re—voiced his words. it was like a horror film, bombs every day, everybody scared, the only choice was to wait for death or leave. he said it is sad that the scheme which brought into the uk is to end. it was my choice from the beginning to come here. in syria, we learned about the uk, it's a democratic country that is really great and protects minority groups. the conservative backbencher heidi allen recently visited refugees in northern france with the mp yvette cooper. heidi allen wants to keep the dubs scheme going by getting local authorities to say how much spare capacity they have to resettle unaccompanied young migrants. that's what mps will be voting on today.
if the offers of capacity and goodwill are there, we as a nation should be taking them up on those offers. the dubs scheme we have chosen that this scheme is to end it at the end of the financial year neatly. the humanitarian crisis won't end with the financial year saw nor should our compassion. last year, 900 unaccompanied child migrants were allowed into the uk from europe. the majority have family here. the government says this was just part of its £1 billion response to the refugee crisis. the government is facing the prospect of another defeat in the house of lords over the process of leaving the eu. peers are voting later this afternoon on an amendment to the brexit bill, which calls for parliament to be given a "meaningful" vote on a final deal.
let's speak to our assistant political editor, norman smith. how much back something this amendment likely to get?|j how much back something this amendment likely to get? i think it is fairto amendment likely to get? i think it is fair to say that peers have already inflicted plenty of biffs and blows over brexit on mrs may. tonight they could inflict their biggest blow, yet. if as expected they vote in very much numbers to ensure that parliament has a veto over the final deal agreed by mrs may. downing street saying, to do that, would be to fatally weaken mrs may's negotiating hand. the fear being that eu leaders would deliberately give her a bad deal, safe in the knowledge she'd have to come back to parliament, parliament would reject it and then mrs may would reject it and then mrs may would have to crawl back into the negotiating table on bended knee, begging for a better deal. so mrs may will seek to reverse that likely defeat in the commons. the question is, though, whether rebellious tory mps might feel emboldened to defy her because of the scale of the likely defeat here. and the former conservative leader, william hague, suggested a snap election would help deliver a successful brexit. it doesn't look like that is going to happen, does it? significant,
though, sophie because mr hague's a nswer to though, sophie because mr hague's answer to all the difficulties mrs may is having in the house of lords, to the threatened revolt in the commons, is to call that early general election in an effort to ta ke general election in an effort to take advantage of labour's disarray to get a bigger majority. that he said would mean the lords wouldn't dare defy her, she could see off backbench rebellions and it would strengthen her hand in the eu negotiations. now downing street dismissing the idea but interesting, a number of tory mps much more sympathetic, a former cabinet minister, duncan smith smith, saying if things got really, really difficult over brexit and the lords we re difficult over brexit and the lords were proving intransigent, then maybe mrs may would have to consider it. thank you. a centre for young offenders, run by the private company, gas, has been found to be "inadequate" at managing their behaviour. gas is trying to sell 0akhill secure training centre in buckinghamshire, which holds up to 80 boys and young men aged between 12 and 18.
the energy giant e.0n says it will increase prices for gas and electricity customers by an average of 8.8% from next month. households who only use electricity will see a rise of 13.8% on average from the 26th april. e.0n says it's the first such rise in three years and blamed the hike on government social and environmental schemes. he's one of the best paid cricketers in english history but will never play a test match for his country. and that is why you may never have heard of 24—year—old tymal mills. his brand of cricket takes him around the world playing for money. 0ur sports correspondentjoe wilson has been to meet him. tar mal—mills is #24, about to become a million air, he is a fast bowler. he is in britain, visiting. his salary awaits in india. royal
challengers bangalore desperately wa nt challengers bangalore desperately want it win the indian premier league. they have the indian captain and other superstars but paid almost £1. #r5 million and other superstars but paid almost £1.#r5 million in the and other superstars but paid almost £1. #r5 million in the auction for mills. now bowlers in county cricket may toilfor 20 years mills. now bowlers in county cricket may toil for 20 years and they have maybe what he should earn in six—and—a—half weeks. maybe what he should earn in six-and-a-half weeks. just enjoy it and not be too brash with it and, yeah, hope i get a few more good ones in the future. you are a sensible guy. your mum will make sure of it? mum tells me off if i pay too much for a pair of trainers. at that malplays for england in betweenty 2 —— tymal plays for england in twenty20. he bowls in twe nty20 england in twenty20. he bowls in twenty20 leagues everywhere england in twenty20. he bowls in twe nty20 leagues eve rywherelj england in twenty20. he bowls in twenty20 leagues everywhere i landed back after four months in the road. i played for a team in bangladesh and for the auckland acers in new zealand and then on to the brisbane
heat for the big bash and to india for england in the t 20 and just finished playing now for the quetta gladiators in the psl. do you think you will it is a change in the philosophy in the way krig eto'oers try to make an injury? my change was forced on me through injury. it would be tough for a healthy crib etter at a young age to say to his cou nty etter at a young age to say to his county or england to say — i'll in the pay test match cricket any more. it is interesting, there is definitely opportunity now where there once wasn't. the great thing about twenty20 cricket is there is a lwa ys about twenty20 cricket is there is always a league about to start somewhere in the world. next stop for tymal? india, go somewhere in the world. next stop fortymal? india, go well. the british rower katherine grainger has been made a dame by the queen this morning — in recognition of her outstanding career. she became britain's most decorated female 0lympic athlete during the rio games, after winning five 0lympic medals over five consecutive games.
daniella relph is at buckingham palace. dame katherine braining graingerfor services to sport and charity. being made a dame requires that something extra. katherine grainger was today honoured by the queen at buckingham palace for doing just that. no british female 0lympian has ever won as many medals as her and those rowing medals were won over five consecretary sieve 0lympic games. sydney, athens, beijing london and rio. dame katherine grainger won a medal at them all. most notably her gold at the london 0lympics. she was honoured today for her longevity, her passion and at times her sheer guts. !tome times her sheer guts. !to me it is times her sheer guts. ! to me it is important for my services to sport but also to charity because that has been crucially important in my life but it is still, i don't know, it still ta kes a it is still, i don't know, it still takes a bit of getting used to. i'm
used to aiming for medals and trying to achieve titles in rowing and this is one that i — you know you don't even dream of. although it is sinking in now that it has happened, i think it'll take a while to bed it in. charlotte dujardin is britain's most successful equestrian at the 0lympic most successful equestrian at the olympic games with three golds and one silver. this pairing brought dressage to audiences previously unaware of the precision and skill of this particular event. today, charlotte received her cbe from the queen. someone who shares her love of horses. 0h, queen. someone who shares her love of horses. oh, it is a massive honour, and a huge privilege to be receiving this award today and to be here amongst so many other incredible people as well, it is a really amazing day. these are two women honoured for their services to their individual sports but they've also helped raise the profile of their event and in doing so, have become two of britain's most
successful 0lympians. katherine grainger has vowed she won't be doing anything else in a boat. she has, though, retired once before and allegro may have retired, too, but charlotte dujardin has her eye on the olympics with a new horse. time for a look at the weather with ben. . a story of ups and downs over the next few day but nothing overly dramatic. temperatures started low this mornings a chilly start. a widespread frost in northern parts of the country. with that, a lot of sunshine to enjoy. this is the scene in norfolk as captured by a weather watcher. the temperatures are heading up over the next few days. mild air pushing in this