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hello, you're watching afternoon live. i'm simon mccoy. today at 2pm... a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in egypt's north sinai province kills more than 180 people. a new president and a fresh start for zimbabwe — as emmerson mnangagwa promises elections and vows to serve all citizens. we should never remain hostages of our past. i must humbly appeal to all of us that we let bygones be bygones. let's get things moving — theresa may is in brussels offering more money so trade talks can start soon. coming up on afternoon live... all the sport. and in sport, of course, it's the ashes. still good use? it was a topsy—turvy second day in which mark england debutants second day in which mark england debuta nts impressed second day in which mark england debutants impressed before the australia captain took the initiative back. honours even and i
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will have more later. and tomasz has got the winter weather. that is a big car! certainly not mine. it is in the north where it is really cold, even some icy stretches overnight tonight. thank you very much. also coming up... it never left me, i cannot stay away from it. look who's back. tom baker, the longest—serving doctor, films new footage to complete an episode abandoned because of a strike at the bbc. good afternoon. more than 180 people have been killed in a militant attack on a crowded mosque in egypt. the country's president is holding an emergency security meeting.
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it happened in the northern sinai region when armed men stormed the building and detonated a bomb during friday prayers. one report says the target of the attack appeared to be supporters of the security forces who were attending prayers. it's the deadliest attack yet in the three—year insurgency in sinai. we will be live at our correspondent in cairo very shortly. zimbabwe has a new president. emmerson mnangagwa was sworn in this morning in a packed stadium in the capital, harare. it follows the dramatic departure of robert mugabe after 37 years in power. president mnangagwa told the crowd of 60,000 that he vowed to serve all citizens and said corruption must end. ben brown is in harare. extraordinary scenes in the stadium, it has now emptied but at one stage
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it has now emptied but at one stage it was packed with 60,000 people, an electric atmosphere, euphoric. people wanted to see the president being sworn in and all—around zimbabwe, this was watched by millions live on television to see what he would say after being celebrated, and it was a statesman—like speech. a powerful speech, motivational, about how the country has to drag itself up and improve the economy and stick to a democratic path. some of the key things... he said he was generous to robert mugabe, he had been the father of the nation and had made an immense contribution and they should let byg o nes immense contribution and they should let bygones be bygones, there should be no retribution against robert mugabe. he also said everybody in zimbabwe has to work together for the future. we must all work together, you, me, all of us, he promised democratic elections next year will go ahead and he. corruption and he promised to create jobs. lots of promises and everyone
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will wait to see whether he can keep those very bold promises. everybody here said this was the start of a new era for zimbabwe. this report from jon donnison. a new dawn for zimbabwe. and a day to be up early. people cramming onto buses towards the country's national stadium. outside, a mood of celebration. i date many thought would never come. i, emmerson dambudzo mnangagwa... millions of zimbabweans this week have been celebrating the end of the mugabe regime. but after being sworn in, the new president gave a remarkably warm tribute to the man he ousted from power. he remains a father, mental, comrades in arms and my leader. applause. we say thank you to him and trust that our history will grant him his proper place and accord him his deserved stature
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as one of the founding fathers and leaders of our nation. but he said now was the time to look to their future. whilst we cannot change the past, there is a lot we can do in the present and the future. to give our nation a different, positive direction. as we do so, we should never remain hostages of our past. i must humbly appeal to all of us that we let bygones be bygones. the crowd lapped it up. i want to say to the new president, mr emmerson mnangagwa, we are very happy andi mr emmerson mnangagwa, we are very happy and i want to say to the
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general, thank you so much! thank you so much! many in this country have known no other leader than robert mugabe. what changes to people want? we are expecting a lot from the new president, to deal with corruption and unemployment and issues of development. and also issues of health. the new president promised democratic elections as planned next year. but from the opposition, a call for things to be done differently. i want him to realise that we are all zimbabweans. he mustn't ignorance. we want parties that are respected in zimbabwe. emmerson mnangagwa was robert mugabe's right—hand man. a key ally in decades of oppressive rule. but at least for today, people were
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prepared to believe this was not a moment of continuity but change. 0ne other promise that he made that is very significant was a promise to compensate all the farmers who lost their land and their farms compensate all the farmers who lost their land and theirfarms in the robert mugabe distribution of land programme. a promise to compensate them. that is another promise they will have to see whether he keeps. bulawayo is the second biggest city in zimbabwe. traditionally, a hotbed of dissent to the robert mugabe fishing. anne soy has this report. this is the heartland of the opposition, the always opposed robert mugabe. but his successor is also viewed with suspicion. we have removed a tyrant but we have not removed a tyrant but we have not removed the tyranny. emmerson mnangagwa who has worked for robert
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mugabe for 45 years, he has been his point man, his most trusted the tenant. 0ur concern is that we have simply changed the personality but we have not necessarily changed the system. there are deep winds from the past in this region. thousands we re the past in this region. thousands were massacred in the 1980s as the fifth brigade unleashed a campaign of terror. 0ut here in matabeleland, the picture is different. the people here experienced the worst of robert mugabe's oppressive rule and those scars are still evident. lonely and poon scars are still evident. lonely and poor. this man is 89 and struggles to make a living. his son was only 14 and he was killed. translation: to make a living. his son was only 14 and he was killed. translationzli went with my wife to see what was
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going on. not knowing that my son was there. when we arrived we were told my son had been killed and my wife fainted on the spot. i picked up wife fainted on the spot. i picked up and took home. and i went back to my child. his remains are here along with eight others. this killing place has only recently been marked. the pastor who led the memorial was arrested and threatened. he is not convinced that having a new president changes anything. you're kidding me. why? translation: there won't be changed because emmerson mnangagwa and mugabe our allies, one on the same, when the massacres happened they were on the same side, if he was going to make changes he could have done that by now. the challenge for the new president is whether he can bring the region into
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the fold. the next generation are hoping this will be a turning point towards a better future. hoping this will be a turning point towards a betterfuture. anne hoping this will be a turning point towards a better future. anne soy, bbc news, matabeleland. it acidity was the watchword of that speech by the president, he said he wanted to represent his president, notjust his supporters but people of all creeds, colours and tribes in this country and political persuasions. he really did seem to be reaching out to the opposition. i spoke to many of the 60,000 people here. mai tt is a comedian — this is what she told me. that was awesome, we are excited and happy and grateful, at last, freedom has come to the country. i am so overwhelmed to witness this event because i never, ever thought for one second i would see this, our former president resigning. it was
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like a former president resigning. it was likea dream former president resigning. it was like a dream and when it happened i could not believe my eyes and my ears and my children are here to witness this special moment. ijust wa nt to witness this special moment. ijust want to say to our new president, mr emmerson mnangagwa. .. we want to say to our new president, mr emmerson mnangagwa... we are very happy. emmerson mnangagwa... we are very happy- i emmerson mnangagwa... we are very happy. i also want to say to the general, thank you so much! thank you so much! the president made a lot of promises about political reform and economic reform. will he keep those promises? i hope and wish that he is going to do just as he promised. because we would be put him there, as the people of zimbabwe? because we think he is fit to be our leader and we think he is fit to run this country and we know that he is not a greedy somebody... we were waiting to see what kind of
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president he would be, the zanu—pf party that people have feared or visionary, a statesman and the speech today was statesman—like. he said, we dare not squander this moment, we hold this country in trust. it belongs to future generations. back to you in london. ben brown in harare. the first reaction to events in sinai, this hasjust arrived, reaction from boris johnson, sinai, this hasjust arrived, reaction from borisjohnson, he is deeply saddened by the abhorrent attacks on a mosque in north sinai, he senses sincere condolences to all those affected. the figures are claiming all the time, we're hearing that more than 180 people have been killed in that militant attack on a crowded mosque in egypt and the president is holding an emergency security meeting. these are still pictures that have been arriving in
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the last few moments showing the scene of the blast and the gun attack. it happened in the northern sinai region when armed men stormed the building and detonated the bomb during friday prayers. one report suggests the target appeared to be supporters of the security forces who were attending those players. it is the deadliest attack yet in the three—year insurgency in sinai. we can go live to our correspondent in cairo, ranyah sabry. can you bring us cairo, ranyah sabry. can you bring us up—to—date with the latest information is? the number of casualties is more than 180, 1811 at the moment with 125 injured and the numbers are expected to increase. the mosque was packed on a friday, the weekend in egypt and the weekly players for muslims and it is actually players that everybody intense, even if they don't pray on a daily basis. the weekly friday
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prayers is something they would attend for social reasons and religious reasons. this is why the number of casualties includes children who were there with their pa rents. children who were there with their parents. the attack was quite complex. the bomb was detonated outside the mosque and three men with machine guns opened fire. those who are able to leave and escape, running for their lives, we met outside by a group of other gunmen who opened fire and this is why the number of casualties is high. the ambulances were also under attack, five ambulances, and they could not reach to present first aid or take the casualties to a nearby hospital. the mosque is also known to be affiliated with a sect of islam which has declared —— was declared infidels by hardliners and they see this as too fancy and makes up too many trends that are not genuine for
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islam, which according to them each to be more strict and firm. does that help point out who might be responsible? because islamic state and al-qaeda operate in this area? in this area in particular, it is a province of sinai, this group pledged allegiance to islamic state three years ago. the area of south sinai is known to be harbouring hardliners since it was toppled back in 2011 and since then the number of hardliners who were not in the country returned and a large number from afghanistan. after the attacks and the limitations for islamic state in syria and iraq, it is very possible that activities would increase elsewhere. so far, no one has declared responsibility for this attack. we are waiting for any group to say that they were responsible. possibly, not right now. in the
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coming days, maybe. ranyah sabry, thank you. theresa may will meet the president of the european council, donald tusk, in brussels later. it will be the first time they've met since the prime minister secured the backing of her cabinet to increase britain's divorce payment from the eu. the summit will address the eu's relationship with its eastern neighbours, but discussions on the fringes of the meeting will focus on brexit. adam fleming reports from brussels. she's here to talk about helping the eu's eastern neighbours. the prime minister is also trying to give a boost to the brexit process. these negotiations are continuing but what i'm clear about is that we must step forward together. this is for both the uk and the european union to move onto the next stage. that next stage is talks about the future relationship with the uk but eu leaders won't talk about trade until britain answered some big questions about its departure, such as how it will avoid customs checks on the irish border. we are focused on a credible road
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map or the parameters at least for a credible road map to ensure that we don't have a hard border on the island of ireland again, that not only undermines trade but, more importantly, undermined the normality on the island of ireland that has been the very basis of a successful peace process for the last 20 years. the president of romania and his eu colleagues won't move without money either. they want the uk to make specific written commitments about how it intends to live up to its financial obligations. the cabinet has in theory agreed to make a more generous offer although earlier this week downing street dismissed reports that could be a sum worth £40 billion. the prime minister will not talk precise numbers as she hobnobs with her counterparts. this is about small steps in a bigger diplomatic dance that will go on for weeks. i meet the british prime minister on the 11th
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of december and then we will see if there has been sufficient progress. are you confident progress will be made? yes. and the eu has other things on its mind. chancellor merkel of germany is finding it hard to form a coalition government at home. there is a political crisis brewing in dublin. are these distractions or opportunities for britain? for the prime minister, the meeting that matters today is that the president of the european council, donald tusk. he will chair the summit in december which will decide whether the brexit process ta kes a decide whether the brexit process takes a giant leap forward. our europe correspondent, gavin lee, is in brussels now. the hope obviously is that an increased offer from the hope obviously is that an increased offerfrom britain will suddenly make the trade talks possible next month?” suddenly make the trade talks possible next month? i think so, the best way to talk about this is small shuffles forward because you don't tend to get the word breakthrough from any of these meetings were summits, here or elsewhere around summits, here or elsewhere around summit —— elsewhere, in this case it
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is about the former russian satellite states, six of them are potentially in the sphere of influence of the eu, the russians would say too much so. so meeting with ukraine, they came to civil war for yea rs over with ukraine, they came to civil war for years over the issue of the eu, moldova, azerbaijan and armenia. theresa may will meet with donald tuskin theresa may will meet with donald tusk in about one hour and because five eu leaders are not here, including emanuel macron, the french and dutch leaders have sent deputies. this will create more of a vacuum and the irish issues mean leo varadkar is not here, angela merkel is here but she will have on domestic issues given the follow pa rt domestic issues given the follow part the coalition talks. suddenly theresa may has more time with donald tusk and she can talk, we are told it will not be numbers, the reports of £110 told it will not be numbers, the reports of £40 billion being offered to the eu... but last week it was
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clear there will be more money going forward. does that bring them to make the eu more satisfied with the next phase? donald tusk is one of the key figures, you have mr brexit, shell barnier, but when it comes to the other leaders, donald tusk is a central conduit. this is why they must have these regular meetings. for anybody who suggests the problems with the political situations in ireland and germany might help britain's position, if there is chaos in those countries, you will not get 27 other countries agreeing to anything, if there is chaos at the heart of it? it is a balance. to have an issue where there have been reports that the eu would deny that sometimes when you have all the leaders together, it is easier to rally around one issue, politicking, to make sure they have the strongest hand. and some leaders are missing, theyjust want to get
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about business as usual and get brexit dungloe. conversely, if you have big issues that leads to things being stalled and things being kicked down the road and from both sides, given that the end of march 2019 is the day that britain falls out of the eu, come what may, except for any potential transition period, for any potential transition period, for both sides it matters to get this moving but in about one hour we will have this meeting between theresa may and donald tusk and we will get a sense if they have moved things slightly forward or not towards the key summit in december. what has been made about this leak to the irish broadcaster rte suggesting that there is a feeling within the eu negotiating side that britain's positioning within these negotiations is pretty weak and chaotic? if you remember, a few yea rs chaotic? if you remember, a few years ago wikileaks came out with the dramatic underlings of some leaders, berlusconi was criticised at the time. in this case you have
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borisjohnson criticised as perhaps not being up to the job borisjohnson criticised as perhaps not being up to thejob by borisjohnson criticised as perhaps not being up to the job by one czechoslovakian official and a sense that every meeting the irish have been in, according to this leaked document, it gave a sense of real pales in westminster. what we heard from the irish foreign minister today was this is official business, thatis today was this is official business, that is not to be commented on because it is not for the public domain but for you and me talking about this, it is not a great surprise there has been chaos in westminster given that has been chaos in westminster. theresa may and the government say they will continue the brexit plan as per usual. telling it as it is! gavin, thank you. you're watching afternoon live, these are our headlines. a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in egypt's north sinai province kills more than 180 people. emmerson mnangagwa is officially sworn in as the new president of zimbabwe during a ceremony in harare. theresa may
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urges eu leaders to start talking about a post—brexit trade deal as she arrives for a summit in brussels. and in the sport, england and australia are level pegging in the opening ashes test. england debutant jake ball took the wicket of wonder but the australian captain steve smith came to the rescue with a half century. england lead by 137 ru ns after a half century. england lead by 137 runs after day two. valentine holmes scores a record six tries for australia as they beat fiji 511—6 to reach the final of the rugby league world cup. and former england striker michael owen finishes second on his debut as a jockey in a charity race at ascot. i will be back with more on this story is just after half past. it is black friday, the day shoppers hit the high street in force. our business presenter is at an amazon warehouse at tilbury. it has been a pretty busy day here,
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these robots are full of products that will be delivered to customers, everything from dolls to car paint. black friday is significant for retailers. if you walk down the british high street these days, discounts and sales, they are not rare. so how special and significant is this day? hoping to shed some light on that is paul firth from amazon and richard little, the ceo and regional economics. amazon prime this over from the us, and regional economics. amazon prime this overfrom the us, very much an american expert. how significant is today? or love bargains and uk customers are showing us how much they love bargains, this is our eighth day of black friday in the uk and two or three years ago it made
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it the biggest day of the year for us. it the biggest day of the year for us. ona it the biggest day of the year for us. on a day like this we will take something like 5000 orders every minute through the peak course of the day so lots of orders going through. 5000 every minute, quite considerable. since the financial crisis it is not rare to walk into a high—street shop and see sales. how much more are we spending on days like today? black friday is a very important event in the retail calendar. what we have seen over the la st calendar. what we have seen over the last few months is that households are under increasing pressure on their personal finances, inflation is running at a five—year high and that has pinched personal finances. running into black friday, consumers are likely to look at bargains and try to take advantage of these in the run—up to christmas and try to make the budget stretch further. research suggests that were just shifting sales that usually happen during the christmas period to november. is that correct? there is
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an element that some sales have been moved forward but what is important isa moved forward but what is important is a lot of those sales have been shifted online and away from the stories. in terms of the actual spend from black friday, it will be concentrated in sectors like electricals and clothing and footwear so if you look at the winners on black friday, it has become more fragmented with fewer retailers winning that battle. amazon prime e are fronting the online campaign. how do you prepare for a day like this? the volumes are crazy. we spent most of the day —— year planning for this, you will start next‘s on monday! this fulfilment centre is one of four knew once we have opened this year, this is the size of 32 football pitches and you have seen those robotics, that takes us up to 16 and it is things like that plus the 20,000 seasonal staff to help us through christmas that means we are ready for the volume up today brings. paul and richard, thank you
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very much forjoining us. some information on what kind of spending is happening today. barclaycard said that transactions were up this morning by 28%. spending is up by 396, morning by 28%. spending is up by 3%, but a considerable amount. i will be back in one hour to talk about what this means for our pockets and bank balances. a woman in australia had an exceptionally narrow escape when she wandered across a train line. there you are. that is the shot of the track in melbourne, she is on the track and standing by the edge of the platform. someone comes to help. but at the top of the picture... there isa train at the top of the picture... there is a train coming. the station staff realised it was on the way and as you can see, with seconds to spare, they pull off the rails. let's look at that again. it is fair to suggest that having looked at some of the australian coverage of this, that alcohol may have been involved and she might have been struggling to
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get out of that particular area. one person sponsor, checks there is a train, nothing coming and when others realise there is a train, they hurry to get her off and onto they hurry to get her off and onto the platform. a very lucky escape for a lady in melbourne. let's have a look at the weather! that is the highlands? thomas scheffer legacy, by the way! thanks for having me again. —— thomas scheffer necker. two sugars with your cup of tea? the highlands, look at the snow, this is a good few inches and we have orange juice and coffee and i am not sure what these are. they will get cold anyway! what is going on? is more on the way? there is. on top of that...
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another one. victoria sponge! you can have your cake and eat it! the cold air is here to stay. for the foreseeable future, at least one week or so. it will ease off and then come back but essentially, it is nippy right down to the south coast, all the way down to the north coast, all the way down to the north coast of spain. what about a white christmas? it is far too early! i cannot say that! we can have a look at six o'clock in the evening, temperature is already around freezing or so across the scottish lowlands. 2 degrees in belfast. and in the midlands it is around three orll in the midlands it is around three or 11 degrees and in the south coast, six celsius. pretty chilly, showers around, some wintry and a further north and the higher up you are on the hilltops... this even, by the showers are forming or falling this
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even, there could be ice forming so anywhere across scotland, around northern england and wales, northern ireland until tomorrow morning they could be icy patches. temperatures close to freezing. out of time it will be even colder than that. let's have a look at the forecast for tomorrow, i told you about the cold airfrom the north, reaching the north coast of spain and portugal. this pattern will stay for quite some time. another chilly day on the way for saturday, this pattern of showers continuing across scotland and northern ireland into the north west of england but on the south coast and in the east we have plenty of sunny spells. 5 degrees but remember, this is the maximum, this is from one hour during the afternoon. most of the day it will be colder than that and because of the wind it will feel even colder. closer to zero. in newcastle, and on sunday, slightly less colder, coming
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from the atlantic and this rain will reach northern ireland and western parts of scotland during the course of sunday night into monday. things are going to turn less cold but overall, the thinking is that there are certainly no mild weather on the way. certainly for the rest of november. it looks like the first week of december is looking pretty chilly but simon was asking about christmas, absolutely no way of knowing at this stage. who, if any, will get a few flakes of snow. this is bbc news. our latest headlines. a gun and bomb attack on a mosque in egypt's sinai northern province has killed at least 1811 people, according to state media. armed men stormed the building in what is the most deadly attack in the three—year insurgency in sinai. new zimbabwean president,
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emmerson mnangagwa, has promised elections and vowed to tackle corruption, in — and vows to serve all citizens. the president addressed a packed stadium at his inauguration, and also called for citizens to focus on the future. we should never remain hostages of our past, i must humbly appeal to all of us that we let bygones be bygones theresa may is at an eu summit in brussels. she's urging eu leaders to start talking about a post eu trade deal. there are warnings in dublin that a political row could force the irish government to call a snap election. the opposition fianna fail party have tabled a motion of no confidence in the deputy prime minister. sport now and we are talking about the ashes and england's progress. it was a topsy—turvy day on the first day. still finely poised. an entertaining second day between
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england and australia but the pendulum swung several times with england lost their last six wickets for 56 runs. not good for them. 302 all out. at this point has been entertaining. the result in the first test could go either way for the less familiar names in the england team. how those making their debut doing? half centuries from debutant mark stoneman and james vince yesterday. another david mallan got 50 today. jake ball impressed with the ball in hand. the england selectors feeling very vindicated at the moment. england will take a first innings lead of 137 runs into day three. australia with six wickets in hand. andy swiss was watching in brisbane.
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what an enthralling day we have had for that the pendulum has swung to and fro that ended with honours pretty much even. england have begun the day in a decent position. they batted really well for an hour and a it all went wrong. they lost their last six wickets for 56 runs in barely an hour. 302 all out. australia seem very much in the ascendancy. england's bowlers helped them to fight back. australia subsided to 76—11 at one stage. then a recovery , subsided to 76—11 at one stage. then a recovery, thanks to the captain steve smith and shaun marsh. they guided australia through to 165—11 at the close. another day of fluctuating fortunes but the match is intriguingly poised going into day three. in brisbane, ballantyne
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homes scored six tries as australia beat fiji by 511—6 in the rugby league world cup. holmes broke his own record for the number of tries ina own record for the number of tries in a world cup. he took his tournament tally to 12, now the top scorer. australia will face the winner of the semifinal tomorrow between england and tonga. really pleased with the effort tonight. the defence is going really good. i am very pleased. we just have to try the ball to balla ntyne very pleased. we just have to try the ball to ballantyne homes. give it to him next week again. michael owen says he has never gone so fast ona owen says he has never gone so fast on a horse after he finished second in his debut race as a jockey. aged 37 he was taking part in the race at ascot full that he was the only novice in the field of ten amateurs. he finished on golden wedding. he
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said he had got the bug might well race again soon. in and will play in the bronze medal match of the hockey league final. after losing to new zealand this morning it was a frantic game with england creating the better chances. the goal was disallowed before sophie brady hit the crossbar. this penalty corner fibre nets from the whistle was enough to give new zealand the win. england will play the netherlands or south korea for the bronze on sunday. it was fast and attacking. they are so quick and bit. we could not match them in the second half. we needed to kill that game and make it not so branning, not so counterattack. some of the quicker and fitter players talk to us at the end and we could not hold onto momentum. manchester city will play
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the swedish champions in the quarterfinals of the women's champions league while chelsea ladies face montpellier. chelsea have reached the last eight for the first time in their history. they will travel to france for the first leg ina will travel to france for the first leg in a tie in march of next year. city reach the semifinals last season. that is all the sport. more in the next hour. just to bring me the latest on the attack in egypt. state television saying the death toll is at 200. all killed when gunmen attacked a packed mosque in the sinai peninsular. this is one of the deadliest attacks in recent memory. there was an explosion which was targeting worshippers as they were finishing their friday prayers, followed by an armed attack with automatic rifle. report suggesting more than 200 dead
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and 100 wounded. medical officials say militants also fired on ambulances as they rushed to the scene. the area is cordoned off. it is good many of those injured and dead are children. —— it is feared many of those injured and dead. we arejust going we are just going to take you to brussels. let's hear what donald have as to say. there has been an agreement with georgia, moldova and ukraine which includes the most important areas of cooperation from trade and these are free travel. there is today the first export and import market for ukraine, as the jan, georgia and moldova, and the second biggest market for armenia and belarus. and the major investor in each of them. our achievements
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are bringing people, businesses and countries closer together in a very concrete way. in short, we are reuniting europe step—by—step. later today, we will be signing an ambitious, comprehensive partnership agreement with armenia. while negotiations on the new agreement with as the jan are ongoing. we are also developing relations with the netherlands. when it comes to our future, we agreed on new political and economic objectives we wanted to reach by 2020. we want to reinforce the partnership, cooperation in a number of specific area such as small and medium—sized enterprises, the digital economy, broadband investments and investment in transport, energy and infrastructure projects. the list is long. above all, we want to strengthen links
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between our citizens and give more support to civil society. in the coming years we will offer great opportunities for youth participating in exchange programmes and traineeships in the eu countries. we want more students and academic staff to benefit from the programme. while there are good prospects for the future, frozen and armed conflicts continue to prevent development and create hardships in eastern partnership countries. the death of five ukrainian servicemen yesterday was just the latest proof of the tragic consequences of russian aggression in ukraine. the eu condemns russia's gretchen ammon never recognise the illegal annexation of crimea. —— and will never recognise. the eu is ready to
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open up policies for our partners. i can confirm again we are ready to do that. it is also the sovereign right of each of our european neighbours to choose the level of ambition and the goals they aspire to in relation to the eu. and, for me, the key sentence of the association agreements still is the one which says the european union acknowledges the european operations of officiating countries such as georgia, ukraine and moldova and welcomes european choice. european aspirations expressed by some of our partners are the best chance to achieve success for the societies as well as for the stability and prosperity of europe as a whole.
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today we have a joint declaration, which is, as always, a compromise. i would prefer that the wording of the declaration were more ambitious. but we all decided that the demonstration of our unity is the most important objective. this unity is best expressed in one paragraph of today's declaration. the summit but as a burns recommit themselves to strengthening democracy, rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms, as well as principles of international law which are at the heart of the eastern partnership. the european union remains committed in its support to the territorial integrity, independence and sovereignty of all its partners. to sum up, sovereignty of all its partners. to sum up, we can sovereignty of all its partners. to sum up, we can be satisfied with the results so far, and be hopefulfor
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the future. thank you. thank you very much. now the president of the european commission. jean—claude juncker. the eastern partnership is first and foremost a partnership of people. it is about bringing our society closer together. i was attending all the partnership summit so attending all the partnership summit so farand attending all the partnership summit so far and this was the very first time that leaders, having read their speeches, because they are in love with their papers, they were discussing openly and frankly. not hiding away the differences which may exist. this was the day where we took stock of the progress towards achieving since we last met two
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yea rs achieving since we last met two years ago. it was also a time to look forwards. today's which are of the denounced partnership with armenia, illustrates our commitment. over the last few years, since reeger, we have taken great strides in making the regional stable. all sides agree that stability must start at home. the european union can be helpful but stability must start at home. that means having a job, having access to education, and training, and being able to prosper ina training, and being able to prosper in a strong economy. this is what the european union support has been focusing on since 2009. we have abided 1.5 focusing on since 2009. we have abided1.5 billion euros worth of
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support to small businesses across the region. the commerce... translation: and stimulate growth in countries in our neighbourhood. in 2016, imports from the republic of moldova, and that is a country that is becoming more and more european, they increased by 7.7%, compared to 2015. thanks to the historic dc fca with ukraine, exports and imports between ukraine and the... we're going to stay with this because we understand when they take questions, bothjean—claude understand when they take questions, both jean—claude juncker and donald tusk, we are expecting them to be asked about the situation as far as
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brexit talks are concerned. we're expecting least one question to be asked about brexit. we will stay with this because we expect those questions to be asked quite soon. translation: the future, as long as ukraine respect certain conditions with which it agreed. stability also means trust and fairness. the necessary reforms need to be introduced to strengthen good governance. and fight against corruption. sometimes this is underestimated. the need to ensure the properfunctioning underestimated. the need to ensure the proper functioning public underestimated. the need to ensure the properfunctioning public bodies the properfunctioning public bodies
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the judiciary, the properfunctioning public bodies thejudiciary, making the properfunctioning public bodies the judiciary, making it the properfunctioning public bodies thejudiciary, making it clear they are there to serve the citizens. if the reforms are forthcoming, the fight against corruption, that will strengthen investor confidence in the whole region. the european union has also contributed to connections with countries in the eastern part of europe, connections between the countries themselves, and connecting those two with us. these examples serve to illustrate that the eastern partnership is delivering results. not all the results at wick specter but nonetheless a great many results. —— that we expected. we we re results. —— that we expected. we were able to agree to that in earlier summits. now it is apparent that the efforts that had been made
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need to be doubled and we need to focus on the really important issues now. today, we agreed to 20 specific measures, which will be set out in the conclusions in the press release. we need to aunts economic relations... this news conference is going on longer than we expected. we will monitor any answers to do with brexit and bring that to you. it is worth noting thatjean—claude juncker and donald tusk are at this meeting. brexit for them is just pa rt meeting. brexit for them is just part of today's seedings. we'll keep an eye on that and let you know of any progress. more reaction coming into the attack in sinai. we have this tweet coming in from theresa may. again
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expressing her shock at what has happened. i will show that to you later. appalled by the sickening attack in north sinai. condolences to all those affected by this evil and powerfully attack. the latest figures we have our 200 dead, including many children in the bomb and gun attack in northern sinai. the new president of zimbabwe has defended the actions of robert mugabe. he vowed to rebuild the country and insisted elections would go ahead as planned next year. he was speaking ata planned next year. he was speaking at a ceremony attended by thousands of cheering supporters. the president paid tribute to mr mugabe's in the fight for independence. let me pay tribute to the founding
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father of our nation, robert mugabe. he led us in our struggle for national independence will stop he assumed responsibilities of leadership at a very challenging time. that is to be celebrated for all times. whatever errors of omission that may have occurred during a critical phase in the life of our nation, letters all except and knowledge his immense contribution in rebuilding
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our nation. to me, personally, he remains a father, mental, comrades in arms and my leader. —— mentor. we will thank him and trust that our history will grant him his proper place and the called him his deserved stature as one of the founding fathers, the leaders of our nation. he also said he would hit the ground running and rebuild the country. for close to two decades, this country went through many developments. whilst we cannot change the past, there is a lot we
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can do in the present and in the future to give our nation a different positive direction. as we do so, we should never remain hostages of our past. i humbly appeal to all of us that we let bygones be bygones. readily embracing each other in defining a new destiny of our beloved zimbabwe. the task at hand is that of rebuilding our great country. it principally lies with none but ourselves to do so. i implore you all to declare that never again, never again, should circumstances
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that are put zimbabwe in an insufferable position be allowed to recur, or overshadowing this. the new president of zimbabwe. have i got news for you always using clips from this programme full survey have just put out this tweet. nhs staff gets 83—year—old doctor out of retirement. at the age of 83, tom baker has returned to the tardis — he's filmed part of a dr who episode which was never finished. he donned his trademark long stripy scarf and returned to bbc television centre to shoot a scene from an episode which was abandoned because of a strike. our entertainment correspondent colin paterson reports. doctor who story which started to be
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filmed in 1979 that had to be abandoned halfway through due an engineering strike. there have been many attempts at finishing it. novels, audio plays, even if the hf version with tom baker explaining what happened in the scenes that we re what happened in the scenes that were never completed. —— vhs. what happened in the scenes that were never completed. -- vhs. doctor correct your mind shall be mine. i'm not mad about your tailor. members of the original cast, including tom baker and his assistant, recorded the actual script to go with animated versions of the missing parts. and what has got fans particularly excited is that, for the conclusion, tom baker went back to bbc television centre, stepped onto the tardis set from 1979, and
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filmed two lines of dialogue. we had no qualms about returning to the role. i think it was probably never left me and that is why i cannot stay away from it. it was a lovely time of my life. i loved doing doctor who. it was life for me. tom baker, proving you don't have to be a time lord to travel back to the 19705. time for a look at the weather. it has turned cold everywhere across the uk by now. but it is in the north where we are feeling the real chill. i see in west yorkshire and snow across the highlands as well. we will see more of that over the
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next few days. sunny spells as well. most of us will see sunshine over the next few days. quite a bit of cloud around. lumps of cloud. these are shower clouds and some of our wintry through the course of the afternoon and evening in the highlands. many central, eastern and southern areas will have a evening. that's have a look at the rush—hour across the uk. in the north sea can see most of the major towns and cities are barely above freezing. a little bit of snow but mostly across the pennines. then we get to the midlands and still pretty chilly. three, four degrees. london may be around six, seven celsius. on the south coast around 5—7. temperatures will continue to drop through the course of the night. more showers falling across scotland, northern ireland, and the north of england as well, maybe one or two wintry showers across the hills of wales
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and maybe the morse. with it comes the risk of icy patches first thing on saturday morning. if you are planning to travel, just be aware there could be ice around on the roads. on saturday the cold air has reached as far as the bay of biscay and into northern france. the polar bear is coming in from the north. on saturday more wintry showers in the north. maybe some around the pennines as well. for many eastern, central and southern areas, it will bea central and southern areas, it will be a crisp sunny day. temperatures of five, 7 degrees. for most of us it will feel like it is below freezing or thereabouts. that was saturday. on sunday there will be fewer showers around. lots of fine weather in the east and the south. by weather in the east and the south. by the end of the day things will turn a little bit milder, not an awful lot in the north and west, and. raining. overall cold but left
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cold by the weekend. —— less cold. knowing at this stage. who, if any, will get a few flakes of snow. hello, you're watching afternoon live. i'm simon mccoy. today at 3pm... more than 200 people are killed in a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in egypt. a new president and a fresh start for zimbabwe as emmerson mnangagwa promises elections and vows to serve all citizens. let's get things moving — theresa may is in brussels offering more money so trade talks can start soon. coming up on afternoon live — all the sport... the ashes is evenly poised? it is, the pendulum swinging back on the second day in brisbane, more england debutants impressing before the australian captain took the
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initiative back for his team but the honours are split evenly so far. we will have more at half—past. tomasz schafernaker has the weather. the weekend is looking cold as temperatures struggle and even some ice around first thing in the morning across northern parts of the uk. thank you. a full round-up in 25 minutes. also... look who's back, tom bakerfilms minutes. also... look who's back, tom baker films new minutes. also... look who's back, tom bakerfilms new footage minutes. also... look who's back, tom baker films new footage to com plete tom baker films new footage to complete an episode abandoned because of a strike at the bbc. more than 200 people have been killed in a militant attack on a crowded mosque in egypt. the country's president is holding an emergency security meeting. it happened in the northern sinai region when armed men stormed
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the building and detonated a bomb during friday prayers. it's the deadliest attack yet in the three year insurgency in sinai. ranyah sabry, our correspondent in cairo, gave us the latest. the mosque was packed on a friday, the weekend in egypt and the weekly prayers for muslims and it is actually players that everybody intense, even if they don't pray on a daily basis. the weekly friday prayers is something they would attend for social reasons and religious reasons. this is why the number of casualties includes children who were there with their parents. the attack was quite complex. the bomb was detonated outside the mosque and three men with machine guns opened fire. those who are able to leave and escape, running for their lives, were met outside by a group of other gunmen who opened fire and this is why the number of casualties is high. the ambulances were also under attack, five ambulances,
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and they could not reach to present first aid or take the casualties to a nearby hospital. the mosque is also known to be affiliated with a sect of islam which was declared infidels by hardliners and they see this as too fancy and makes up too many trends that are not genuine for islam, which according to them needs to be more strict and firm. does that help point out who might be responsible? because islamic state and al-qaeda operate in this area. in this area in particular, it is the province of sinai, a group that pledged allegiance to islamic state three years ago. the area of south sinai is known to be harbouring hardliners since 2011 and since then the number
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of hardliners who were not in the country returned and a large number from afghanistan. after the attacks and the limitations for islamic state in syria and iraq, it is very possible that activities would increase elsewhere. so far, no one has declared responsibility for this attack. we are waiting for any group to say that they were responsible. possibly, not right now. in the coming days, maybe. mohamed yehia from bbc arabic is here. the latest death toll is 235. this isa the latest death toll is 235. this is a shocking attack, even for this particular area. actually the biggest death toll in egypt in living memory of any attack by islamist groups, whether on muslims or christians or the army so it is unprecedented. what information are
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getting about how this was carried out? it happened during friday prayers as people were finishing and going out, bombs were detonated and people were sprayed with automatic gunfire from cars positioned to block all except routes around the mosque, they set cars on fire to block people. basically, we have hundreds of people trapped by gunmen who are just killing them en masse. and amongst the casualties, children. there would be dozens of children. there would be dozens of children. civilians and also conscripts from the military who we re conscripts from the military who were stationed in the north sinai area. it has been condemned around the world. obviously, the question is, who is behind it? who might have carried this out? this carries all the hallmarks of so—called islamic state, islamists and jihadists, the
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insurgency has been going on in this area for many years but in 20111 insurgency has been going on in this area for many years but in 2014 they pledged allegiance to the so—called islamic state grip and they have intensified their attacks. at the beginning they were attacking power lines or gas pipelines and then they started attacking more military and security forces and they then targeted christians in the area and now they are targeting sufi muslims. looking at pictures coming from the hospital, there already is on social media some suggestion that security before the attack was pretty slack? this area is very trouble. it is a remote village, not even a time, it isa remote village, not even a time, it is a small village about 110 kilometres from the nearest city.
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there would not have been any big military installations there and it would not have been seen as a target, especially since sufi muslims have not been attacked on that scale before. we talk about islamic state but there are various factions operating on behalf of islamic state in this area? the dominant group in the north sinai area is this group that has pledged allegiance to the islamic state. in egypt there are insurgents linked to al-qaeda but these operate more in the western side of egypt, near the borders with namibia. it changes the target because we're not looking at a tourist area, this is a remote area. a very remote area and a soft target. and the sufi sect, which is a very mystical sect of islam who revere saints and have shrines and this is seen by the islamic state
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group as non—islamic, they are an a postate group as non—islamic, they are an apostate school and they deserve to be killed. what do you think the reaction to this will be? on the popular level in egypt, there is obviously a lot of anger. we have seen obviously a lot of anger. we have seen comments obviously a lot of anger. we have seen comments on obviously a lot of anger. we have seen comments on social media and local media of this outpouring of grief and anger, people being gunned down ina grief and anger, people being gunned down in a place of worship. also there is the fear that this might ignite a sort of vendetta between the tribes, between those who are allied with the government forces, as in this area, and others who might be involved in some way with the insurgents. thank you very much for joining the insurgents. thank you very much forjoining us. zimbabwe has a new president. emmerson mnangagwa was sworn in this morning in a packed stadium in the capital, harare. it follows the dramatic departure of robert mugabe
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after 37 years in power. president mnangagwa told the crowd of 60,000 that he vowed to serve all citizens and said corruption must end. for decades, emmerson mnangagwa has been shoulder—to—shoulder with robert mugabe as one of his closest aides. he was the country's spymaster during the 1980s civil conflict, in which thousands of civilians were killed — though he has denied any role in the massacres. the man nicknamed the crocodile, because of his ruthlessness, was also accused of masterminding attacks on opposition supporters after the election in 2008. ben brown has been at harare national sports stadium. the inauguration ceremony took place a few hours ago by people are still in this stadium here on the outskirts of harare, just enjoying the party. the atmosphere has been electric and euphoric. when it came to the inaugural address for the brand—new president of zimbabwe, many people here said it was absolutely inspiring, also
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inclusive. he said were all in this together, he said that democratic elections next year would go ahead. he promised to create jobs and stop corruption. even some of his opponents who were here in the stadium to watch that speech said it was statesman—like and inspirational. in short, just what zimbabwe was looking for. jon donnison reports on the events so far. a new dawn for zimbabwe. and a day to be up early. people cramming onto buses towards the country's national stadium. outside, a mood of celebration. a date many thought would never come. i, emmerson dambudzo mnangagwa... millions of zimbabweans this week have been celebrating the end of the mugabe regime. but after being sworn in, the new president gave a remarkably warm tribute to the man he ousted from power. he remains a father, mentor, comrades in arms and my leader. applause.
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we say thank you to him and trust that our history will grant him his proper place and accord him his deserved stature as one of the founding fathers and leaders of our nation. but he said now was the time to look to the future. whilst we cannot change the past, there is a lot we can do in the present and the future. to give our nation a different, positive direction. as we do so, we should never remain hostages of our past. i must humbly appeal to all of us that we let bygones be bygones. the crowd lapped it up. i want to say to the new president, mr emmerson mnangagwa, we are very happy and i want to say
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to the general, thank you so much! thank you so much! many in this country have known no other leader than robert mugabe. what changes do people want? we are expecting a lot from the new president, to deal with corruption and unemployment and issues of development. and also issues of health. the new president promised democratic elections would go ahead as planned next year. but from the opposition, a call for things to be done differently. i want him to realise that we are all zimbabweans. we need democracy. he mustn't ignore us. we want parties that are respected in zimbabwe. emmerson mnangagwa was robert mugabe's right—hand man.
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a key ally in decades of oppressive rule. but at least for today, people were prepared to believe this was not a moment of continuity but change. let's get some reaction from the spectators and stop kessia masona. what did you make of that speech? it was very inspiring but we got opportunities to have jobs and that was one thing i was waiting to hear and also they are going to fight corruption, which is one thing that was ruining us as a nation. for me, this has been a new start, a new beginning and! this has been a new start, a new beginning and i cannot wait to see my children, my grandchildren and all the future generations that have no brighterfuture, all the future generations that have no brighter future, but all the future generations that have no brighterfuture, but now all the future generations that have no brighter future, but now i all the future generations that have no brighterfuture, but now i am
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very optimistic that this will be a brighter future very optimistic that this will be a brighterfuture for us. very optimistic that this will be a brighter future for us. do you think he will keep his promises? for now. everybody‘s eyes will be on him. i don't think he will repeat the same mistakes. for now, we are good. we have to be hopeful because once we are not hopeful, once you are negative, we will get negative responses. for us, we are negative, we will get negative responses. for us, we are happy with emmerson mnangagwa. for now. thank you very much indeed. as you can see, they are partying and dancing in celebration. they have a new president. he said, let bygones be bygones. he was no retribution or revenge. and of course, zimbabwe will be waiting to see whether he does keep his promises... there are warnings in dublin that a political row could force the irish government to call a snap election. the opposition fianna fail party —
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which has been propping up the minority fine gael government — has tabled a motion of no confidence in the deputy prime minister. the prime minister, leo varadkar, who's had a central role in the brexit negotiations, has vowed to stand by frances fitzgerald, even if that leads to the collapse of the government. our correspondent, shane harrison, is in dublin. will that make much difference? it does look like a snap election is the only alternative? we would expect the prime minister, the overnight car, to meet the leader of the opposition fianna fail party, michael martin, at some stage. there isa michael martin, at some stage. there is a prospect the men might come up with some sort of arrangement and in the meantime, there will be growing public pressure on frances fitzgerald to stand down because nobody wants an election this side of christmas, especially with the important brexit talks of which ireland is a big issue in those talks coming up next month. ireland is a big issue in those talks coming up next monthm ireland is a big issue in those talks coming up next month. it is all about her handling of the police
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whistle—blower controversy? all about her handling of the police whistle-blower controversy? the police whistle—blowing controversy has been partly responsible for a previous prime minister, a previous justice minister and two police commissioners moving on. so there was widespread disbelief when she revealed in parliament this week that she had known a year earlier than she previously had admitted about an than she previously had admitted aboutan e—mail than she previously had admitted about an e—mail in which lawyers for the police were planning to discredit the police whistle—blower. that is what prompted the opposition parties to put down a motion of no—confidence in her. it is quite likely the way things work here, when the opposition puts down the of no confidence, the government tends to put down a motion of confidence in itself. that will happen next week unless in the meantime the irish prime minister goes to the president and six a dissolution of parliament, the dail. how likely is that? is this a genuine crisis or a game of political bluff?|j
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that? is this a genuine crisis or a game of political bluff? i think we are looking at a game of real crisis. because it comes down ultimately to whether or not frances fitzgerald decides to fall on her sword because last night her parliamentary party, fine gael, decided to back her. she says she has done nothing wrong before the opposition parties it is either a case of at best or it could be something a little bit more sinister but they are prepared to give her the benefit of the doubt, but either way they seem adamant that at this stage they want to do what they believe is the honourable thing and resign before we get to the possibility of a general election. thank you. shane harrison in dublin. you're watching afternoon live, these are our headlines. a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in egypt's north sinai province kills 235 people. turn three —— emmerson mnangagwa is
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officially sworn in as the new president of zimbabwe during a ceremony in harare. theresa may offers more money to the eu at a summit in brussels — in an effort to start brexit trade talks. and the opening ashes test is hard to call, jake ball took the prize wicket of david warner but the study and captain steve smith came to the rescue with a half century. england lead by 137 runs after day two. lewis hamilton topped the time sheets in practice for the abu dhabi grand prix. the world champion was one tenth of a second quicker than sebastian vettel. and former england striker michael owen finished second on his debut as a jockey in a charity race at ascot. i will be back with more of the stories in —— just after half past. let's return to that mosque attack in egypt, where more than 200 people are reported to have been killed. the egyptian president is holding an emergency security meeting. with me is adel dariwsh, a middle east expert who was born in egypt.
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you will be as shocked as everybody else at the scale of what is coming out of egypt? it is terrible and very nasty, these particular groups, they are all under the umbrella of islamicjihadist they are all under the umbrella of islamic jihadist and islamic they are all under the umbrella of islamicjihadist and islamic state and so on. they have been targeting police checkpoints, targeting buses carrying police and army cadets, targeting government buildings. but the scale of a mosque on friday, where the muslims congregate, this is the first one and itjust shows the sheer determination for terrorising and killing for the sake of killing. the suggestion there was some security staff at prayer? and this is quite again, i hope the egyptians hold an investigation into what was happening, and we have seen
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after attacks on churches, these attacks foiled in alexandria, when the attacker detonated himself at the attacker detonated himself at the checkpoint which was a few yards away from the church. so the casualties were limited. you think they should have put some barriers further away from the mosque. but this was not alexandria or big city, this was not alexandria or big city, this was not alexandria or big city, this was pretty much away from any built—up area and that is a difference. we're talking about a very re m ote difference. we're talking about a very remote area. difference. we're talking about a very remote area. yes, north sinai, but again, the presence of this group, the armed group, they call themselves islamic state in sinai. they are basically there, they are based there, they move around there and the area has been known for its scores of years, for generations, as a smuggler ‘s haven so you think
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security would have been tighter and we should anticipate... this has become a patch even in europe will we find a crowd, they find the soft belly, all civilian targets, you drive a bomb or a car or attack even with some knives. in terms of this terror attack, the scale and speed at which the casualties have been increasing, were injured 235, including children. and 109 injured as well, seriously injured in hospitals. the figures only get worse so hospitals. the figures only get worse so what will the egyptian reaction be? i hope they have a more sober reaction rather than headline grabbing by the authorities to say we have to appeal to be doing something and lashing out at some target. i hope they first of all review security. they should also rely on intelligence and think of
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these developers... one of them is these developers... one of them is the opening of the crossing points with gaza. and there has been a pattern of increasing terrorism, somebody might try to sabotage this whole area. and the second point is have been attacks on tribesmen by terrorists because they accuse the sinai tribes of collaborating with the egyptians. so an investigation amongst the chieftains of the tribes and reviewing security to actually learn from this very painful lesson. can you explain, because we are talking about a tribal area with many tribes, the relationship between those tribes and islamic state and, indeed, al-qaeda? traditionally, the majority of the egyptian opposition, there is a small percentage of arabs but we have bedouin tribes, arabs lived there. they don't recognise borders so there. they don't recognise borders so when the borders were drawn up in
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19118, with israel and thenjordan and earlier, they keep crossing and traditionally they have been smuggling, sometimes to do with corruption and the border guards. sometimes there is incompetence. but with an increase in security and terrorism attacks, they have been, sort of, their livelihoods have been affected. and again, the central government in egypt have always overlooked their grievances and needs for housing and development. over the last few years they have been trying hard to accommodate them. that is a very big area, going from the mediterranean in the north through the red sea to the south, a massive area. without cooperation with the tribes, the egyptians have succeeded in the last few months, they cannot contain the threat. those issues of housing will take a very poor second place to security?
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they can go hand in hand because the coming of the new year will be the new budget so perhaps we'll be housing development that will look into promising more secure housing but then you have the fact they like to move around, so improving roads and making them feel like egyptians. this is important, that the social culture and the media, that everybody makes them feel embraced in order... now they are coming under civilian attack themselves by the terrorist groups. and the government will have to be seen to be doing something. the next question is, what? they have done things outside egypt, in the desert, when they managed to destroy vehicles trying to smuggle arms and bombs and islamic state terrorists from libya. we have seen many terrorist groups were in libya, with good surveillance by the egyptian air force, and by intelligence, they
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managed to destroy those bases in libya. but they have managed to find a target here. i doubt very much they will find a target there, they have to increase security with the palestinians on the crossing and if there is any chance, to go into gaza or israel, where they can escape, they have two monitor with increasing security. always a pleasure talking to you. thank you for joining pleasure talking to you. thank you forjoining us. youtube's system for reporting sexualised comments left on children's videos has not been functioning properly for more than a year. that's according to volunteer moderators, who say there could be up to 100,000 predatory accounts leaving indecent comments. companies including mars, cadbury and lidl have suspended advertising on the site. youtube says it reviews the "vast majority" of reports within 211 hours. mike wendling reports. these comments were left on completely innocent videos of young people, emulating youtube stars. but the simple fact that they featured children attracts predatory comments. youtube relies on users to report
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illegal and inappropriate behaviour, but bbc trending has been told of a flaw in that system. youtube's volunteer moderators say that not all information in public reports is getting to the company, which can result in sexual comments remaining on children's videos, sometimes for months. we picked out 28 accounts which left such comments and flagged them using the public system. over several weeks, five were taken down. the rest stayed up, until we identified ourselves as journalists and provided youtube with the full list of accounts and comments. anne longfield, the children's commissioner for england, says something needs to be done. i am really, really concerned that the public function of reporting isn't seemingly working. it's something i will be writing to youtube about straightaway and i will want them to take immediate action and have that resolved within literally a matter of hours. children's charity the nspcc wants the government to step
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in, and major brands have begun to pull advertising. what we'd encourage parents to do is to have conversations with their children about how to stay safe online and for that to be a regular part of the conversation they have with children. parents would ask children how their day at school was. ask about what they are doing online and if they have encountered any risks. the government says it expects online platforms to act swiftly to remove offensive content. youtube denied there is a technical fault and told us... youtube says it recognises it needs to do more, and has pledged to get tougher on predators. the company says it has removed hundreds of predatory accounts this week alone and that it will disable comments on videos targeted by predators. mike wendling, bbc news. time for a look at the weather with
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tomasz schafernaker. it has turned quite cold everywhere across the uk by now but it is the north will be your feeling the real chill, by now but it is the north will be yourfeeling the real chill, the picture is icy in west yorkshire with some snow across the highlands as well. and we will see more of that over the next few days. but there will be sunny spells as well. most of us will get at least some sunshine over the next few days. quite a bit of cloud around in some areas, these lumps of cloud are shower clouds and some of them are wintry through the course of this afternoon and this evening, across the highlands but benny central, eastern and southern areas will have a clear evening. let's look at the rush—hour across the uk and in the north you can see the major towns and cities are barely above freezing. around 1—3d and some below. a little slow but mostly across the pennines and in the
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midlands, still pretty chilly, three orll midlands, still pretty chilly, three or 11 degrees, midlands, still pretty chilly, three orlldegrees, birmingham, nottingham, london at 67 and also on the south coast, temperatures around 5-7d. the south coast, temperatures around 5—7d. those temperatures will continue to drop through the course of the night and we will see more showers falling across scotland, northern ireland and the north of england as well as maybe even some wintry showers across the hills of wales and across the moors and also comes the risk of icy patches first thing on saturday morning. if you're planning to travel, be aware that across northern areas that could be ice on the roads. saturday morning, the air has reached the bay of biscay and into northern france so we're well and truly into this polar aircoming infrom we're well and truly into this polar air coming in from the north and on saturday we have yet wintry showers coming from the north and maybe around the pennines but for many eastern and central and southern areas it will be a crisp, sunny day. temperatures of 5—7d but it will
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feel colder than that and for most of us it will feel like it is below freezing or thereabouts. someday, fewer showers around, lots of fine weather, particularly in the east and the south but this weather front is approaching and by the end of the day things will turn a little bit milder but not a lot. in the north—west and it will start raining there. overall, cold but maybe less cold by the end of the week. this is bbc news. our latest headlines. at least 235 people have been killed in a gun and bomb attack on a mosque in egypt's sinai province, according to state media. armed men stormed the building during friday prayers, in what is the most deadly attack in the three—year insurgency in the peninsula. the new president of zimbabwe, emmerson mnangagwa, has promised fair elections and vowed to tackle corruption. the president addressed a packed stadium at his inauguration,
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calling for citizens to focus on the future. we should never remain hostages of our past. i must humbly appeal to all of us that we let bygones be bygones a political row in dublin could force the irish government to call a snap election. the opposition fianna fail party have tabled a motion of no confidence in the deputy prime minister. theresa may is at an eu summit in brussels. she's urged eu leaders to start talking about a post eu trade deal. now for the sport. a pendulum day at the ashes. is that fair? things went back and forth. at one point england were
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well ahead, very happy with how they we re well ahead, very happy with how they were doing that then they lost the last six wickets to slip to 302 all out. the good date of their bowlers to begin with. they reduced australia to 76—11. half centuries helped to wrestle back momentum for the australians. still a very entertaining game which could go either way. some unfamiliar names in the england team. how are those on the england team. how are those on the debut doing? all the talk in the leader was about poor preparation for england. missing the great talent then strokes. many thought england would be under strength. half centuries from mark stoneman and james vince yesterday another debutant, dawid malan — got a 50 of his own. jake ball impressed
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with the ball in hand too. andy swiss was watching in brisbane. england began in a decent position. david miller and got his half—ce ntu ry david miller and got his half—century but it all went wrong. they lost their last six wickets for 56 runs in barely an hour. 302 all out at lunch. australia seemed in the ascendancy. the england bowlers helped them to fight back. stuart broad took the first wicket of cameron bancroft on his debut. australia subsided to 76—11 at one stage. a recovery thanks to steve smith and shaun marsh. they guided australia through to 165—11 at the close. another day of fluctuating fortu nes close. another day of fluctuating fortunes but the matches intriguingly poised going into day
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three. across town in brisbane, winger valentine holmes scored six tries as australia beat fiji by 511 points to 6, to reach the final of the rugby league world cup. he broke his own record for the number of tries in a match — and took his tournament tally to 12, making him top—scorer. they'll face the winner of tomorrow's semi—final between england and tonga. i'm really pleased. the defence is going really good. scoring some points. we need to get it to homes. give it to him next week again. former england striker michael owen said he's never gone so fast on a horse, after finished second in his debut race as a jockey. owen, who's 37, was taking part in the prince's countryside fund charity race at ascot. he was the only novice in the field of ten amateurs, riding calder prince, and he finished behind tom chatfield—roberts,
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on golden wedding. owen said he'd got the bug, and might race again. two men could be banned for life after the russian doping scandal at the sochi games. the disqualification means the british four man team could be granted a bronze battle but russia are expected to appeal. the ioc said it had avoided the results from sochi. it's stripped shubenkov of his medals. anyone who does not have anything to do with the scandal should be allowed to compete wearing their national colours. there is already going some processes and commissions and decisions happening. actually it is a pretty big subject.
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to my mind there should not be a ban. lewis hamilton came out on top after practice for the season—ending abu dhabi grand prix. he broke the track record and was more than a tenth of a second quicker that ferrari's sebastian vettel. red bull's daniel ricciardo was third. during the race simulations, the order was reversed suggesting sunday's race could be very close. that's all the sport for now. morph on egypt. donald trump saying a horrible and cowardly terrorist attack on defenceless worshippers in egypt. the world cannot tolerate terrorism. we must defeat them and discredit the extremist ideology which forms the basis of their
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existence. there had been tweaked from borisjohnson existence. there had been tweaked from boris johnson and existence. there had been tweaked from borisjohnson and trees may as well. more on the developing story from cairo from the number of dead has been rising all afternoon. it is now thought there have been more than 235 dead, the toll. our correspondent is in cairo for us. the huge number dead and a huge number injured as well. yes, absolutely. by no means an unprecedented attack when it comes to casualties numbers or the style of the attack. 235 people were killed and many injured. perhaps the death toll might keep rising over the next few hours. when it comes to the next few hours. when it comes to the style of the attack, it is the first time that the militants have targeted worshippers inside a mosque. over the past couple of yea rs, mosque. over the past couple of years, militants have been operating in northern sinai. they mainly
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target military forces, police forces, christians as well. they obliged so many christians to flee their homes forfear of obliged so many christians to flee their homes for fear of their lives. this is the first time they have targeted worshippers inside the mosque. they were going to friday noon prayers, a religious obligation. so many men accompanying their children for that they went to their children for that they went to the mosque and as they were about to finish a bomb went off not far from the mosque. a group of militants armed with automatic rifles walked inside the mosque and shot at every single person they saw. outside the mosque, we understand that was another group of militants who started shooting at passers—by. they also targeted ambulances that rushed to the scene to try to help save the victims. this kind of august rated attack explained by the number of victims is so high. —— orchestrated attacks. 50 ambulance cars have
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rushed through the attack scene to try to move the wounded to a nearby hospital. on twitter some people have been asked to donate blood to save lives. terror attacks is not unknown in egypt. we are talking about a remote area, a tribal area. northern sinai is a remote tribal area. it is also worth mentioning that it area. it is also worth mentioning thatitis area. it is also worth mentioning that it is very difficult to verify things inside northern sinai because the area has been living under a total media blackout for the past couple of years. the only way we can get pictures is by social media. no media organisations have been allowed to go in sinai. even the state—sponsored media have been stopped from going. there is a lot going on. militants have been gaining ground over the last couple of years. military forces say now and again they release statement saying they managed to hit hard on
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the moting groups, the is affiliated militant groups, operating on different parts on the peninsular. so far it seems the operation is still going on and the military forces have to exert more effort to try to put an end to this insurgency taking place. the president is holding an emergency cabinet meeting. there may well be criticism of the government because we are talking about an area where there was very talking about an area where there was very little security. there is some criticism for the government. three days of national mourning have been announced. on the other hand, there are some people who kept asking questions like, this isjust asking questions like, this isjust a mosque. how can you impose a security cordon or provide security for every single mosque, or every single church in the area? it is not a military building or a police building. these were just defenceless civilians going to
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friday prayers. on the other hand there are people who criticise the military and the intelligence for not doing enough to try to put an end to this insurgency, which has been going on for more than three yea rs been going on for more than three years now. it seems that the government has to look into taking tougher measures to try to confront what is happening there. thank you. the new president of zimbabwe, emmerson mnangagwa, has defended the actions of his predecessor — robert mugabe — saying he'd made an immense contribution to the nation. in his inauguration speech, he vowed to rebuild the country and insisted elections would go ahead as planned next year. mr mnangagwa was speaking after being sworn—in during a ceremony at the national sports stadium in harare, attended by thousands of cheering supporters. president mnangagwa paid tribute to robert mugabe's role in zimbabwe's fight for independence. let me at this stage pay special tribute to one of and the only surviving founding father
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of our nation, comrade robert gabriel mugabe. he led us in our struggle for national independence. he assumed responsibilities of leadership at a formative and very challenging time at the birth of our nation. that needs to be lauded and celebrated for all times. whatever errors of commission or omission that may have occurred during that critical phase in the life of our nation, let us all accept and acknowledge his immense contribution towards the building of our nation. applause.
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to me personally, he remains a father, mentor, comrade—in—arms and my leader. we say thank you to him and trust that our history will grant him his proper place and accord him his deserved stature as one of the founding fathers and leaders of our nation. that was the new president of zimbabwe, emmerson mnangagwa. a judge at leeds crown court has ordered that a teenager who killed a seven—year—old girl in york be detained for life with a minimum term of five years. the 16—year—old who can not be named for legal reasons had previously
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admitted to killing katie rough in january of this year. a short while ago, police gave this update from outside leeds crown court. today is the end of a process, and that is a relief but it's not the end of our story. our story is about a loving home and family that were torn apart on the day when we lost our daughter. our story goes on into the future where our home feels very empty, but we will keep going for the sake of our other children and our grandson. we are grateful for everyone who's helped us in these months, including the whole community of york, who have been so generous with their kindness, their time and their money. we are especially thankful for the support of our closest family and friends, you know who you are. youtube's system for reporting sexualised comments left on children's videos has not been functioning properly for more than a year. that's according to volunteer moderators, who say there could be up to a hundred thousand predatory accounts leaving indecent comments. companies including mars,
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cadbury and lidl have suspended advertising on the site. youtube says it reviews the "vast majority" of reports within 211 hours. mike wendling reports. these comments were left on completely innocent videos of young people, emulating youtube stars. but the simple fact that they featured children attracts predatory comments. youtube relies on users to report illegal and inappropriate behaviour, but bbc trending has been told of a flaw in that system. youtube's volunteer moderators say that not all information in public reports is getting to the company, which can result in sexual comments remaining on children's videos, sometimes for months. we picked out 28 accounts which left such comments and flagged them using the public system. over several weeks, five were taken down. the rest stayed up, until we identified ourselves as journalists and provided youtube with the full list of accounts and comments. anne longfield, the children's commissioner for england, says something needs to be done.
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i am really, really concerned that the public function of reporting isn't seemingly working. it's something i will be writing to youtube about straightaway and i will want them to take immediate action and have that resolved within literally a matter of hours. children's charity the nspcc wants the government to step in, and major brands have begun to pull advertising. what we'd encourage parents to do is to have conversations with their children about how to stay safe online and for that to be a regular part of the conversation they have with children. parents would ask children how their day at school was. ask about what they are doing online and if they have encountered any risks. the government says it expects online platforms to act swiftly to remove offensive content. youtube denied there is a technical fault and told us... youtube says it recognises it needs to do more,
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and has pledged to get tougher on predators. the company says it has removed hundreds of predatory accounts this week alone and that it will disable comments on videos targeted by predators. mike wendling, bbc news. ina in a moment of black friday update but first a look at the headlines. emmerson mnangagwa is sworn in as the new president of zimbabwe during a ceremony in harare. theresa may is that an eu summit in brussels in an effort to start brexit trade it talks. she will meet donald task later. it is black friday. our business
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presenter is at an amazon warehouse. are they robots behind you? they are. you have taken away my cue from that they are robots. they are interesting, moving units. iam in essex at an amazon distribution centre. it is black friday, a busy day for them but they have been moving around, distributing these products you can see on the shelves. they are products that people order online. online retailers cooperation is isa online. online retailers cooperation is is a big part of their business. this man is head of operations for amazon. what do these robots do? what are the functions? they're here to work side by side with humans, to peak in store that is a good pick and store the products. it is about getting the products out faster.
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these specific robots help to transport goods all around. what do other automation devices do? they are here to facilitate the opportunity to send products to the customer faster. these robots retrieve the products in the field. they bring it to the operators and then the operators prepare the package and send it to the customer. essentially it saves workers having to walk across the warehouse to get something. they are able to receive them on demand. we hear lots about robots taking over the world and we might be out ofjobs. how much are a threat that is how much of a threat machines like this? —— how much of a threat? we have been employing 5000 new permanent employees. it eliminates the part of the job that is, if you want, a waste of time in
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terms of walking to the product and coming back. they do that for our operators. give us an idea what your plans are for the future? what can we expect these issues to do? they are facilitating and simplifying all the non—value added activities. the process does not change. it takes away what is not really the value added of an operator. we still need operators to do the quality control, the packing and the shipping, but the packing and the shipping, but the walking to and from the product and retrieving the product is down to the robots. i expecting to hire more people on that skill level? we have to agree different things. we are planning to open next year new centres with this technology. the type of manpower we require is getting more and more technical.
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more engineers help us to maintain these places. alongside operators will soon increase the technical content of the building. thank you bromance forjoining content of the building. thank you bromance for joining us. content of the building. thank you bromance forjoining us. so far we have had some updates. —— thank you very much forjoining us. ba rclayca rd has said very much forjoining us. barclaycard has said that in sections are up 26% and spending is up sections are up 26% and spending is ‘7. sections are up 26% and spending is up 11%. still arise but not as much as some analysts have predicted. i will be talking more about this in an hour. that is on the basis of robot does not get you first. we will bejoining you, i hope. i will stay safe. i am not convinced. we will talk to her later. at the age of 83, tom baker has returned to the tardis — he's filmed part of a dr who episode which was never finished. he donned his trademark long,
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stripy scarf and returned to bbc television centre to shoot a scene from an episode which was abandoned because of a strike. our entertainment correspondent colin paterson reports. a doctor who story which started to be filmed in 1979 that had to be abandoned halfway through due an engineering strike. there have been many attempts at finishing it. novels, audio plays, even a vhs version with tom baker explaining what happened in the scenes that were never completed. doctor, your mind shall be mine. i'm not mad about your tailor. for the version released today, members of the original cast, including tom baker and his assistant, recorded the actual script to go with animated versions
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of the missing parts. and what has got fans particularly excited is that, for the conclusion, tom baker went back to bbc television centre, stepped on to the tardis set from 1979, and filmed two lines of dialogue. he had no qualms about returning to the role. i think it was probably it never left me and that is why i cannot stay away from it. it was a lovely time of my life. i loved doing doctor who. it was life for me. tom baker, proving you don't have to be a time lord to travel back to the 1970s. just a week to go till the world cup draw in moscow. the frontrunner for the england team is a small village on the baltic coast near st petersburg. our moscow correspondent went to find out what awaits the
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highest—paid players in football. they are getting ready for the world cup here. not to play, not yet. but it looks like the england team will be based in this town, just outside st petersburg. the local boys have been swotting up. do you know anyone from the england team? harry kane. harry kane. this is where the boys hope to see england full that old stadium is being rebuilt as a world cup training ground. when the world cup training ground. when the world cup is over the school will inherit it. the official i spoke to was confident the pitch will be up to scratch. most of the work is already done and the pitch is complete. then we will paint the lines and be ready to play. fifa has already approved it. the team base isjust along the baltic coast. it gets warm in the summer. russia's can city is around
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115 minutes drive from here. the place itself has few distractions. the hotel is tucked away in the woods. i got a tour of the facilities. as well as a sports hall, there is a gym and a pool and full spa service for relaxation. here inside this is where the players will be staying that this is one of the superior rooms. it is pretty big and looks comfy enough. basic and perhaps not the luxury some england footballers will be used to. there are three restau ra nts. used to. there are three restaurants. less chance of getting bored if they get past the group stage this time. is there anything you think will please the english people particularly?” you think will please the english people particularly? i don't know really. classic english breakfast, maybe. stereotypes. back at the
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youth team, they are counting down the week. even though these boys know that england players, when i asked them who would win the world cup, mostare asked them who would win the world cup, most are betting on argentina. argentina. argentina. now, this woman in australia had an exceptionally narrow escape when she wandered across a train line for that she stands by the edge of the platform at the station in melbourne. someone ambles over to help her. she seemed relaxed. then, i know what is coming. they get her off just i know what is coming. they get her offjust in time, with seconds to spare. we would just show you that again. i won't get my words wrong this time. i am told, if you look at the australian website, alcohol was
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involved. she was struggling to get off the track. ambles over to help her and then others have seen there isa train her and then others have seen there is a train coming and rushed to help to pull her up, with literally a second to spare. remarkable images from melbourne in australia. time for a look at the weather. i think ithinki i think i would make that about 1.1 seconds. i don't want to see that again. anyway, very frosty tonight across many northern parts of the uk. there is an iced risk. scotland, northern ireland, around the pennines. possibly the welsh hills as well. showers through the course of the day, some of them heavily. temperatures dropping like a stone and they will fall below freezing in and they will fall below freezing in
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a number of areas. hence the risk of icy stretches. as for the short term, there is a lot clear whether around central, eastern and southern areas of the uk. starting in the north, we are talking about four o'clock, temperatures will be around freezing in the lowlands of scotland, barely above freezing in northern ireland. the midlands a little less cold, around four, 5 degrees. the south coast still holding around six, seven. here, clear skies. at least the journey to work is dry, if you're watching tv at work, which she shouldn't really be doing, i guess. this is what it looks like through the course of tonight. showers coming into north—western parts of the uk. this is where there is a risk of eyes. in the centre of london temperatures roundabout two degrees above freezing. a nip in the first thing
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tomorrow morning. the cold air will reach france as well. a bit of a dip of that chilly air, which is here to stay for a good week. actually the rest of the month and into early december as well. no sign of anything warming up. you will see the distribution of showers. some may drift further inland to the midlands. the driest place tomorrow used in counties and the south. this is what it will feel like. the temperatures are not what is shown on the thermometer, it is the thermometer temperature plus the wind. on sunday there will be fewer showers around. there are weather systems out in the atlantic which will push in slightly milder air towards us by the time you get to roundabout monday. overall, the message is, as i say for the next week or so, it is going to stay chilly. that is it from me. hello, you're watching
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afternoon live. i'm simon mccoy. today at 11pm... egypt announces three days of national mourning after 235 people are killed in a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in the country's north sinai province. let's get things moving — theresa may is in brussels offering more money so trade talks can start soon. a new president and a fresh start for zimbabwe as emmerson mnangagwa promises elections and vows to serve all citizens. coming up on afternoon live — all the sport... it should be john? it should bejohn? we have a problem withjohn! we will be talking about
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the ashes! will he confirm this? john? the ashes! will he confirm this? o the ashes! will he confirm this? john? yes! the first ashes test is finely poised as steve smith for australia leads the fight back at the end of the second you very much. sea mlessly we the end of the second you very much. seamlessly we go on to the weather because tomasz schafernaker has also been waiting patiently, not! something has gone wrong here. we have cold weather on the way and it is here to stay, i will be back in about 25 minutes or so and we can talk about the cold weather.” about 25 minutes or so and we can talk about the cold weather. i will keep my fingers crossed! also coming up... it never left me and that is why i cannot stay away, it was a lovely time of my life. look who's back — tom baker, the longest serving doctor, films new footage to complete an episode abandoned because of a strike at the bbc. hello, everyone.
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this is afternoon live. more than 235 people have been killed in a militant attack on a crowded mosque in egypt. the country's president is holding an emergency security meeting. it happened in the northern sinai region when armed men stormed the building and detonated a bomb during friday prayers. it's the deadliest attack yet in the three year insurgency in sinai. sally nabil is in cairo with the latest. it is by all means an unprecedented attack, whether it comes to casualty numbers or the time of the attack. 235 people killed and more than 100 injured and we understand that some of the wounded are in quite a critical condition so perhaps the death toll might keep rising over the next few hours. when it comes to the next few hours. when it comes to the style of the attack, it is the
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first time that the militants targeted worshippers inside a mosque. over the past couple of yea rs, mosque. over the past couple of years, militants have been operating in northern sinai, mainly targeting military forces, police forces, christians as well. they asked so many christians do flee their homes because of their lives but this is the first time they have targeted worshippers inside a mosque. they we re worshippers inside a mosque. they were going to friday prayers, this isa were going to friday prayers, this is a religious obligation and so many men accompanying children and they went to the mosque and as they we re they went to the mosque and as they were about to finish a bomb went off not far from the mosque and after that a group of militants armed with automatic rifles walked inside the mosque and a shot at every single person, and outside the mosque we understand there was another group of militants. they started shooting at passers by. they also targeted ambulances that had rushed to the scene to try to save the victims.
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this time of orchestrated attack explains why the number of victims is so high. we know that 50 aberdeen ‘s cars have rushed to the attacks to try and move the wounded to nearby hospitals and some people on twitter have been asking people to donate blood to save lives. terrorist attacks are not unknown in egypt but we are talking about a particularly remote area, this is a tribal area? yes, northern sinai is a remote tribal area and it is also worth mentioning that it is very difficult to verify things inside north sinai because the area has been living under a complete media blackout for the past couple of yea rs blackout for the past couple of years and the only way to get pictures is by social media. no media organisations have been allowed to go inside sinai, even the state—sponsored media have stopped going. there is a lot going on,
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militants have been gaining ground over the past couple of years and although military forces say every now and then, they released state m e nts now and then, they released statements saying that they have managed to hit hard on the militant groups, the is affiliated groups operating in different parts of the peninsula, but so far it seems that the operation is still going on and the operation is still going on and the military forces have to exert more effort to try to put an end to this insurgency taking place. the president is holding an emergency cabinet meeting but there might be criticism of the government because this is an area where there was very little security. yes, there is some criticism for the government. three days of national mourning have been announced but on the other hand, in addition to criticism there are some people who kept asking questions like, this isjust a mosque, how can you impose a security cordon or provide security for every single mosque or every single church in the
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area? it is not a military building or police building so these were just defenceless civilians going to friday prayers but at the other hand there are some people who criticised there are some people who criticised the military and the intelligence for not doing enough to try to put an end to this insurgency, which has been going on for more than three yea rs now been going on for more than three years now and it seems that the government has to look into taking proper measures to try to confront what is happening there. zimbabwe has a new president. emmerson mnangagwa was sworn in this morning in a packed stadium in the capital, harare. it follows the dramatic departure of robert mugabe after 37 years in power. president mnangagwa told the crowd of 60,000 that he vowed to serve all citizens and said corruption must end. ben brown has been at harare national sports stadium. the inauguration ceremony took place a few hours ago by people are still in this stadium here on the outskirts of harare, just enjoying
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the party. the atmosphere has been electric and euphoric. when it came to the inaugural address for the brand—new president of zimbabwe, many people here said it was absolutely inspiring, also inclusive. he said we're all in this together, he said that democratic elections next year would go ahead. he promised to create jobs and stop corruption. even some of his opponents who were here in the stadium to watch that speech said it was statesman—like and inspirational. in short, just what zimbabwe was looking for. jon donnison reports on the events so far. a new dawn for zimbabwe. and a day to be up early.
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people cramming onto buses towards the country's national stadium. outside, a mood of celebration. a date many thought would never come. i, emmerson dambudzo mnangagwa... millions of zimbabweans this week have been celebrating the end of the mugabe regime. but after being sworn in, the new president gave a remarkably warm tribute to the man he ousted from power. he remains a father, mentor, comrades in arms and my leader. applause. we say thank you to him and trust that our history will grant him his proper place and accord him his deserved stature as one of the founding fathers and leaders of our nation. but he said now was the time to look to the future. whilst we cannot change the past, there is a lot we can do in the present and the future. to give our nation a different, positive direction. as we do so, we should never remain hostages of our past.
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i must humbly appeal to all of us that we let bygones be bygones. the crowd lapped it up. i want to say to the new president, mr emmerson mnangagwa, we are very happy and i want to say to the general, thank you so much! thank you so much! many in this country have known no other leader than robert mugabe. what changes do people want? we are expecting a lot from the new president, to deal with corruption and unemployment and issues of development. and also issues of health. the new president promised democratic elections would go ahead as planned next year. but from the opposition, a call for things to be done differently. i want him to realise that we are all zimbabweans.
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we need democracy. he mustn't ignore us. we want parties that are respected in zimbabwe. emmerson mnangagwa was robert mugabe's right—hand man. a key ally in decades of oppressive rule. but at least for today, people were prepared to believe this was not a moment of continuity but change. let's get some reaction from the spectators — kessia masona. what did you make of that speech? it was very inspiring but we got opportunities to have jobs and that was one thing i was waiting to hear and also they are going to fight corruption, which is one thing that was ruining us as a nation.
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for me, this has been a new start, a new beginning and i cannot wait to see my children, my grandchildren and all the future generations that have no brighterfuture, but now i am very optimistic that this will be a brighterfuture for us. do you think he will keep his promises? for now. everybody‘s eyes will be on him. i don't think he will repeat the same mistakes. for now, we are good. we have to be hopeful because once we are not hopeful, once you are negative, we will get negative responses. for us, we are happy with emmerson mnangagwa. for now. thank you very much indeed. as you can see, they are partying and dancing in celebration. they have a new president. he said, let bygones be bygones. he wants no retribution or revenge.
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and of course, zimbabwe will be waiting to see whether he does keep his promises... theresa may will meet the president of the european council donald tusk in brussels shortly. it will be the first time they've met since the prime minister secured the backing of her cabinet to increase britain's divorce payment to the eu. the summit will address the eu's relationship with its eastern neighbours — but discussions on the fringes of the meeting will focus on brexit. some tweets, the first is from the uk prime minister's account, which suggested amongst those talks are going to be talks about security, there we are. the united kingdom unconditionally is committed to playing a leading role in maintaining europe's security. she has also reiterated under her own namea has also reiterated under her own name a tweet with the photograph after meeting angle a miracle. there
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they are. reading the german chancellor on the sidelines of a summit. —— angela merkel. our europe correspondent, gavin lee, is in brussels now. quite a lot happening on the fringes. what we have learned as we will not hear anything taking dramatic steps forward this afternoon on anything? no but talk of more money appears to be gracing the palms of the right leaders because the mood music from the bilateral meetings, separate meetings in the midst of the summit, which is about the eastern european neighbours of the eu, sounds like it is the right sort of tone that she would want. the danish prime minister met with andy has told reporters he is confident there is a shift and he is happier about the financial situation on the money thatis financial situation on the money that is offered and he is optimistic they will be a deal that at this key
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summit coming up in three weeks in december, we will find out whether or not britain will get through to the next phase of brexit talks. and will be not be talking citizens‘ rights and money and the northern ireland question and moving on to customs and a future deal? angle a miracle, according to downing street, after that meeting we saw the picture of, they had constructive talks. —— angela merkel. it feels like it is going in the right direction. i was in town andi the right direction. i was in town and i spoke tojean—claudejuncker. he said it would be a miracle if any towns in britain could get onto the next age of talks but today he told reporters he believes there will be enough progress to get them to the next phase in december. money talks? but how much money? that is the thing. many newspaper reports, in the uk and europe, they have this figure of £110 the uk and europe, they have this figure of £40 billion. the rough
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figure of £40 billion. the rough figure out of the florence speech suggested it was only half of that so suggested it was only half of that so have they doubled at? this morning michael gove said that we will not talk about the amount of money, it is about committing to certain principles that britain will pay for and certain projects, anything from buildings to railways in bulgaria or river beds and work that needs to be done that has been committed to in portugal. we will not get a ballpark figure but wood here, once theresa may has spoken with donald tusk, and we‘ll get some sense from those around both teams as to whether or not this has moved on further towards that december date. gavin, thank you very much. the irish government is in danger of collapsing because of a motion of no confidence targeting the deputy prime minister. it was tabled by the fianna fail party, upon which the minority government depends for support. the prime minister, leo varadkar, who‘s had a central role in the brexit negotiations, says he stands by his deputy. our correspondent shane harrison is in dublin. we would expect the prime minister
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to meet the leader of the opposition fianna fail party, michael martin, at some stage. there is a prospect the men might come up with some sort of arrangement and in the meantime, there will be growing public pressure on frances fitzgerald to stand down because nobody wants an election this side of christmas, especially with the important brexit talks, of which ireland is a big issue in those talks, coming up next month. it is all about her handling of a police whistle—blower controversy? the police whistle—blowing controversy has been partly responsible for a previous prime minister, a previousjustice minister and two police commissioners moving on. so there was widespread disbelief when she revealed in parliament this week that she had known a year earlier than she previously had admitted about an e—mail in which lawyers for the police were planning to discredit the police whistle—blower. that is what prompted
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the opposition parties to put down a motion of no—confidence in her. it is quite likely, the way things work here, when the opposition puts down a motion of no confidence, the government tends to put down a motion of confidence in itself. that will happen next week unless in the meantime the irish prime minister goes to the president and seeks a dissolution of parliament, the dail. how likely is that? is this a genuine crisis or a game of political bluff? i think we are looking at a game of real crisis. because it comes down ultimately to whether or not frances fitzgerald decides to fall on her sword because last night her parliamentary party, fine gael, decided to back her. she says she has done nothing wrong before the opposition parties it is either a case of incompetence
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at best or it could be something a little bit more sinister but they are prepared to give her the benefit of the doubt, but either way they seem adamant adamant that at this stage they want her to do what they believe is the honourable thing and resign before we get to the possibility of a general election. you‘re watching afternoon live, these are our headlines. a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in egypt‘s north sinai province kills 235 people. emmerson mnangagwa is officially sworn in as the new president of zimbabwe during a ceremony in harare. theresa may meets with the european council president donald tusk in brussels in an effort to start brexit trade talks. the first ashes test remains finely poised after the second day. jake ball took the prize wicket of david warner but the austrian captain led the revival. england lead by 137 runs. lewis hamilton topped practice at the abu dhabi grand prix, who will champion was
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one tenth of a second faster than sebastian vettel. and the former england striker michael owen finished second on his debut as a jockey. taking part in a charity race at ascot today. back with more on the stories at half—past. more on our top story — and egyptian state television says 235 people are now known to have been killed in a bomb and gun attack on a crowded mosque in the sinai peninsula. more than a hundred other people were wounded. many of them seriously. president al—sisi is holding an emergency meeting with security officials. with me is adel dariwsh, a middle east expert — who was born in egypt. first of all, who with the targets have been? are talking about a very remote have been? are talking about a very re m ote area have been? are talking about a very remote area and a very tribal area so remote area and a very tribal area so what would be behind this attack? unless... obviously the families have to be informed first but when the names are released, if we find out they are high—ranking army
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officers, if it is a significant civil servant or some personality that the terrorists have targeted, perhaps we might know there is some kind of political or other motive. although, it would be overkill because the number of human assets that the terrorists invested in this attack, some of them will have been killed in the exchange, would seem like they wanted to terrorise large numbers of casualties, expose the security forces and their inadequacies and perhaps embarrass the presidency. the president promises to respond with brutal force. but you need to know who has carried out the attack first? absolutely and in the past when the leaders some members of islamic
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state, trying to smuggle arms and explosives from libya, the egyptian air force targeted them and targeted terrorist training camps in libya and sinai but nobody has claimed responsibility yet for this. where is this target the president is talking about? he would be better to hold an enquiry and have a cooler the action and reassess the security. you would expect after this attack that somebody will say we did it. at the moment, who seems most likely? the usual suspects would have been the islamic fundamentalist terrorist groups, in sympathy, or the ousted muslim brotherhood or islamic state were al-qaeda. islamic state is on the run, they have retreated in syria and iraq. there were talks this morning about evacuating them from syria. i hope the forces think twice, they should write them up and
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charge them. because it will then go to sinai and libya and carry out attacks. we don‘t know yet. i don‘t like to second guess. even somebody claims responsibly, we need to check, by the jumping claims responsibly, we need to check, by thejumping on claims responsibly, we need to check, by the jumping on the bandwagon or are the experts, using voice analysis, do they have access or not? we heard the recent report, the coalition watched over as no islamic state fighters were allowed to leave raqqa. this would have been on their root out? geographically not exactly but some —— somehow they mysteriously find a way out and went to libya over the mediterranean and beggars belief that the american coalition and the russian aeroplanes there and the egyptians and israelis and nobody has spotted them. that is very worrying. i know it is a big
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area but at least they should be on the look out for this time of thing. ona the look out for this time of thing. on a purely human blood, at least 235 dead, many injured, a lot of children will be involved. friday prayers. yes, we take our children to church on sunday and many muslims ta ke to church on sunday and many muslims take their children... this is a remote area, the are not many entertainments there, theatres or discos. so the children still play with gadgets and the parents will ta ke with gadgets and the parents will take them to the mosque. it will be on the egyptian media, the number of children casualties. this will strengthen the government in egypt, which is coming under criticism. thank you very much forjoining us. a judge at leeds crown court has ordered that a teenager who killed a seven—year—old girl in york be detained for life with a minimum term of five years.
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the 16—year—old, who can not be named for legal reasons, had previously admitted to killing katie rough injanuary of this year. after the sentencing north yorkshire police gave this statement. today is the end of a process, and that is a relief but it's not the end of our story. our story is about a loving home and family that were torn apart on the day when we lost our daughter. our story goes on into the future where our home feels very empty, but we will keep going for the sake of our other children and our grandson. we are grateful for everyone who's helped us in these months, including the whole community of york, who have been so generous with their kindness, their time and their money. we are especially thankful for the support of our closest family and friends, you know who you are. youtube‘s system for reporting sexualised comments left on children‘s videos has not been functioning properly for more than a year. that‘s according to volunteer moderators, who say there could be
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up to 100,000 predatory accounts leaving indecent comments. companies including mars, cadbury and lidl have suspended advertising on the site. youtube says it reviews the "vast majority" of reports within 211 hours. mike wendling reports. these comments were left on completely innocent videos of young people, emulating youtube stars. but the simple fact that they featured children attracts predatory comments. youtube relies on users to report illegal and inappropriate behaviour, but bbc trending has been told of a flaw in that system. youtube‘s volunteer moderators say that not all information in public reports is getting to the company, which can result in sexual comments remaining on children‘s videos, sometimes for months. we picked out 28 accounts which left such comments and flagged them using the public system. over several weeks, five were taken down. the rest stayed up, until we identified ourselves as journalists and provided youtube with the full list of accounts and comments.
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anne longfield, the children‘s commissioner for england, says something needs to be done. i am really, really concerned that the public function of reporting isn‘t seemingly working. it‘s something i will be writing to youtube about straightaway and i will want them to take immediate action and have that resolved within literally a matter of hours. children‘s charity the nspcc wants the government to step in, and major brands have begun to pull advertising. what we‘d encourage parents to do is to have conversations with their children about how to stay safe online and for that to be a regular part of the conversation they have with children. parents would ask children how their day at school was. ask about what they are doing online and if they have encountered any risks. the government says it expects online platforms to act swiftly to remove offensive content. youtube denied there is a technical fault and told us... youtube says it recognises
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it needs to do more, and has pledged to get tougher on predators. the company says it has removed hundreds of predatory accounts this week alone and that it will disable comments on videos targeted by predators. mike wendling, bbc news. the former paralympic sprinter, oscar pistorius, has had his prison sentence for murdering his girlfriend more than doubled. pistorius claimed he shot dead reeva steenkamp on valentine‘s day in 2013 after mistaking herfor a burglar. south africa‘s supreme court of appeal increased his sentence to 13 years and five months after prosecutors complained that the original term was "shockingly lenient". milton nkosi sent us this report from johannesburg. we saw the supreme court of appeal
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in south africa overturning their six—year sentence and increasing that all the way up to 13.5 years for oscar pistorius. the family of reeva steenkamp, shot on valentine‘s day in 2013, has already said they will come this change in sentencing and they said this shows that justice can be achieved in south africa. on the other hand, from the oscar pistorius family, his brother tweeted three words. shattered, heartbroken, gutted. that something is upfor heartbroken, gutted. that something is up for the athletes still behind bars and for his family and friends. time for the weather and unusually, tomasz schafernaker is ready. good a you to turn up! it is rather nippy outside. very chilly. no change for
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the next few days. there you go. we all get snow? this is from higher levels, these are the most dramatic pictures. not many of us will wake up pictures. not many of us will wake up to this. but very picturesque scenes and many will wonder if this is normalfor scenes and many will wonder if this is normal for the scenes and many will wonder if this is normalfor the time scenes and many will wonder if this is normal for the time of year, we get snow in scotland at this time and yesterday we were talking about that plunge of cold air from the north, it has not quite reached the extreme south and the south—east but it will do over the next coming hours or so. and then be in the cold aircoming out of hours or so. and then be in the cold air coming out of the polar regions. here to stay? it is. untilthe air coming out of the polar regions. here to stay? it is. until the end of the month and the first week of december is looking cold. we are on target, the weather swings from mild to cold and it is very normal what is happening. the rest of the afternoon... it has not been a dry day by any means, a lot of crisp
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sunshine today but there have been some showers around and quite a few of them across scotland, some of them in northern ireland and look at this temperature is, around freezing in glasgow and edinburgh and belfast. i shall do that map with all the yellow and blue, there is some yellow in the south—east and you can see temperatures around six and seven. the remnants of not mild weather but less cold air. then it really, by the early hours of saturday, reaches the far and because of the breeze there is not going to be an enormous contrast in the temperatures between the north and south. we have —1 in glasgow, 2 degrees in london so only three degrees in london so only three degrees of a difference because the air is stirring things up a little bit and the wind is moving things are tomorrow that wind will continue and will blow in showers, notjust from scotland and northern ireland but also moving around the peak
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district, into the midlands as well so district, into the midlands as well so the thinking is in this situation, the south and east areas will be driest and these are the feels like temperatures. what the thermometer says plus the wind speed, it is what it feels like against your skin. two or three degrees, it doesn‘t make any difference, it feels cold. sunday, temperatures higher because of the su btle temperatures higher because of the subtle change in the forecast. weather system is coming in off the atla ntic weather system is coming in off the atlantic so by the time we are into monday, rather than wind from the north, it is from the north—west, cloud and rain and in this situation we get a slight rise but only temporarily. overall, the wind swings back into next week so as simon said, the next few days stay on the chilly side. this is bbc news. our latest headlines...
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at least 235 people have been killed in a gun and bomb attack on a mosque in egypt‘s sinai province. armed men stormed the building during friday prayers, in what is the most deadly attack in the three—year insurgency in the peninsula. theresa may is at an eu summit in brussels. she‘s urged eu leaders to start talking about a post eu trade deal for the uk. and a fresh start for zimbabwe. speaking at his inauguration president, emmerson mnan—gagwa, promised fair elections and vowed to tackle corruption. thousands packed a stadium in the capital to see the first new president for 37 years. a political row in dublin could force the irish government to call a snap election. the opposition fianna fail party have tabled a motion of no confidence in the deputy prime minister, over her handling of a whistleblower controversy. here is there. we have the sport. good afternoon. good review to pop
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in. we talking the ashes? yes, we are. it has been a to psy—tu rvy yes, we are. it has been a topsy—turvy couple of days will stop england were all out for 302 in their first england were all out for 302 in theirfirst innings. they england were all out for 302 in their first innings. they looked to have australia on the ropes at 76—11 before the australian captain led something of an australian fightback. england will be fairly pleased with how the opening two days have gone. as for australia, there are some very unfamiliar names in the england team. how wide the debutants doing? very well, i think. —— how well. half centuries from mark stoneman and james vince yesterday another debutant, dawid malan — got a 50 of his own. jake ball impressed with the ball in hand too. andy swiss was watching in brisbane. england began in a decent position. david mallan got his half—century
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but it all went wrong. they lost their last six wickets for 56 runs in barely an hour. 302 all out at lunch. australia seemed in the ascendancy. the england‘s bowlers helped them to fight back. stuart broad took the first wicket of cameron bancroft on his debut. australia subsided to 76—11 at one stage. a recovery thanks to steve smith and shaun marsh. they guided australia through to 165—11 at the close. another day of fluctuating fortunes but the matches —— is intriguingly poised going into day three. lewis hamilton came out on top after practice for the season—ending abu dhabi grand prix. he broke the track record and was more than a tenth of a second quicker
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that ferrari‘s sebastian vettel. red bull‘s daniel ricciardo was third. it is expected to be a close race come sunday. former england striker michael owen said he‘s never gone so fast on a horse, after finished second in his debut race as a jockey. owen, who‘s 37, was taking part in the prince‘s countryside fund charity race at ascot. he was the only novice in the field of ten amateurs, riding calder prince. better than i spectate. i thought, no one could keep this up. it was probably the fastest i had been on a horse. the authors slowed up into the bend and whipped up on the inside. i was in the front and thinking, come on. it was a long straight and i got very tired. what a performance from michael owen to finish second in that race. if england were to win in rugby
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tomorrow, they would make it to the semifinal. ballantyne tomorrow, they would make it to the semifinal. balla ntyne homes tomorrow, they would make it to the semifinal. ballantyne homes is the top scorer. —— valentine holmes. two men could be banned for life after the russian doping scandal at the sochi games. the disqualification of shubenkov means the british four—man team could be gone to the bronze medal. russia are expected to appeal. shubenkov competes under a neutral flag and does not think russia should be banned from future games. anyone who does not have anything to do with the scandal
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should be allowed to compete wearing their national colours. there is already going some processes and commissions and decisions happening. actually it is a pretty big subject. to my mind there should not be a ban. that‘s all the sport for now. now on afternoon live — let‘s go nationwide — and see what‘s happening around the country in our daily visit to the bbc newsrooms around the uk. let‘s go to susie fowler—watt and news of some seals released back into the wild. and rogerjohnson is in salford, as the world record holding rocketman brings his suit to media city. the common seals have been released
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back into the wild from east winch in norfolk. we heard experts are concerned about a rise in illness and deaths in our common seal population. the rspca said at the centre after half of britain‘s seal population was wiped out in an epidemic of distemper in 1988. it has grown and grown an issue it treated more than 120 seals. there was another distemper epidemic in 2002. at the moment they say a lot of common seals appear to have problems with their immune systems and doing urging the search to find out the calls. at the east winch centre they taken sick and injured seals, as well as those who have been orphaned. they nurse them back to for help and then they concentrate on rehabilitation. it is vital that when released they are able to survive back in the wild.
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conservationists will monitor them after release to make sure they are 0k. after release to make sure they are ok. hutus hoped be joining some friends, and family. —— it is hoped. the largest colony in england is at blakeney point on the north norfolk coast when our common and grey seals. there is a large grey seal colony at corsee on the north east norfolk coast. the grey seals breed at this time of year. the most famous horsey pups were the first wild grey seal twins to be born in the whole world. that was two years ago. they were battled by their mother and they were taken in and looked after. they were named r2—d2 and see three po. it is rather nice to see pictures like that and cheer ourselves up a bit. thank you very much. we will stay with that theme.
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roger, you have some pictures of rocket man. what is this about? you mentioned he is at it again. he set a world record for a body powered jet suit for speed record a few months back. better miles an hour over a stretch of water. he has been on the piazza over media city today. says he does not go as high over concrete as he dares to over concrete as he dares to overwater. concrete as he dares to overwater.water. it concrete as he dares to overwater. it was all about getting people involved in engineering, getting excited. we heard in the budget earlier this week about more people needing maths and driverless cars. that is all about in using people with augmented reality, virtual reality, 3d printing, thermal imaging. to try to get more students and more young people to get excited about pursuing a career in engineering. as richard told us when
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he was on a break from flying around the piazza, it is a pretty exhilarating thing to do. there are not many words to describe the bitter nature of what this is like. you get a sense, you can feel the power in your chest. when you are surrounded by and filling the thrust coming in, when you are controlling that, hopefully, and in the feeling completely in control, it is an amazing feeling. you have 1000 horsepower your fingertips. amazing feeling. you have 1000 horsepoweryourfingertips. how amazing feeling. you have 1000 horsepower your fingertips. how you manipulate that has become very intuitive. it is a berry unusual experience and is very special.” thought getting into a driverless car would be risky but he must have been times when he was learning to do this. 1000 horsepower at his fingertips is quite something. as he saw from the pictures, he has five jets in total. he burns four
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microlitres of aviation fuel for every minute of flying but he has enough storage to fly for ten minutes. it would not be advisable to go home this weekend and strap ha i rd rye rs to go home this weekend and strap hairdryers to your arm and give it a go. it is a pretty powerful thing he does. if it gets more people interested and excited about engineering gets people to pursue a career in the field, then i guess it has to be a good thing. no hairdryer on earth will get me into the air one way or another. i guess you have a big one at home! thank you very much. thank you both very much. you‘re watching afternoon live. if you‘d like to catch up with more of those news nationwide stories, go to the bbc iplayer. i think roger has just realised what he actually said. not long to go. a new therapy which allows people with schizophrenia to talk to a computer representation of voices they hear in their head, could help them cope better with hallucinations.
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a trial of 150 people suggested that confronting an avatar was helpful. our health correspondent james gallagher explains. threatening voices fill the heads of schizophrenia patients. a quarter of them can‘t even escape them with medication. the new experimental therapies bringing patients face to face with their imaginary tormentors. you are pathetic. you are rubbish. you are a waste of space. this avatar is being controlled by psychiatrists at hospital in london. they worked with the patient to match the boys he would not say yes or no. and the look of their hallucinations. patients spend six sessions learning how to stand up to their avatar. tell him you don‘t want to hear this
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rubbish anymore when he comes in with his usual statements. you are a waste of space. go away. this professor developed the therapy. he has done trials on 150 people. he said it produced rapidly and lasting improvements from patients who had nasty hallucinations. it is about a voice you have no control over and into this experience where you have power. experts say the trial, published in the lancet psychiatry is impressive and that patients will still need to take medication. this is designed for those with treatment resista nt is designed for those with treatment resistant auditory hallucinations or voices. you would not be looking to provide it routinely unless patients tickly want that. this is a high tech approach which thus far is only
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available in a couple of centres in the uk. making an avatar of your imaginary voices is still an experimental therapy. they need to see if it will become a powerful new way to treat schizophrenia. let‘s bring you the headlines. a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in egypt‘s north sinai province kills 235 people. emmerson mnangagwa is officially sworn in as the new president of zimbabwe during a ceremony in harare. theresa may meets with the european council president donald tusk in brussels — in an effort to start brexit trade talks. more on the last headline. we can hear now from theresa may who has had the talks with donald tusk. hello. i have had a number of
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positive discussions here today. it has been a very good summit but i have taken the opportunity to have meetings with the president of the european council and a number of other european leaders about our negotiations on the run—up to the december european council. there are still issues across the various matters we are negotiating on to be resolved. there has been a very positive atmosphere in the talks have a genuine feeling we want to move forward together. what evidence we re move forward together. what evidence were you able to produce of progress? were you able to specify a numberfor the progress? were you able to specify a number for the wrecks it divorced bill question what do you say to the irish government about the irish border? we have been making progress in making progress throughout the negotiations across all the issues we are addressing. in relation to the border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland, we continue to talk about the solutions for that. we have the same desires of the we want to ensure that movement of people and trade across the border can carry on as now. not
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to create any barriers to trade or the movement of people across that border. that is the upcoming both agree upon and believed to be in the best interests of northern ireland. are you able to share the new consensus around the cabinet table? we have been talking that how we can progress the issue relating to the financial settlement. i set out the situation in my speech. i said we would honour our commitments. nobody need worry they would receive less or have to pay more in the current budget plan and we would honour our commitments. that is what we have been talking about. you still have not put in number on it. saying she would honour britain‘s commitments and saying there was progress following her meeting with donald tusk. that was theresa may speaking in brussels a short time ago. as we all know it‘s black friday — the day shoppers hit the high street and online retailers in force. our business presenter
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vishala sri—pathma is at an amazon warehouse at tilbury in essex . it looks rather quiet behind you. it looks rather quiet behind youm is the end of some of their working days. i managed to stay safe from the robots. they seem a bit stationary. it has been a busy day for amazon and a busy day for black friday. £1.5 billion expected to be taken today. amazon export to the idea of black friday from the us to have a few years ago. it did not really exist. with me as paulfrom amazon and maureen hinton from the data. they will talk about how the day has been in terms of trading. it isa day has been in terms of trading. it is a big part of your business, isn‘t it? is a big part of your business, isn't it? it is our busiest day of the year. we brought it over from america eight years ago. this year we have had thousands of deals over a ten day deal period. this will be the busiest day of them all. in previous years we have seen 5000
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orders every minute drive across a black friday. today is shaping up really well. on home where we have had 400,000 orders already. toys as with the great thing on black friday. a good way to start christmas shopping. it is going really well. how special is a day like this? you walk down the british high street and sales are on throughout the year. it has become very special. it is a really big day for retailers. it has taken over christmas. forjohn lewis it is their biggest day for sales. it has become a big event in the uk canada for retailers. how much savings can consumers make? i was on the high street a few days ago and saw things on sale. similar discounts to what i‘m seeing today online. on sale. similar discounts to what i'm seeing today online. what has happened is retailers have spread it over a period of about a couple of weeks. everybody is going online and you need to deliver it. amazon deals
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with the logistical problem very well. they are spreading it out but there are lots of discounts to be had. are they having to adapt to a new consumer? since the financial crisis, customers, we have become quite savvy to price cuts. very savvy now. since the recession, we have become very value driven. we are looking for good value. because we have mobile devices, we can look at prices would easily make comparisons. you don't have to buy the first discount you can see. you can find the best discount and the best price for you. so much more visible now you can have tabs open and compare the best prices. you mentioned it was a significant day. we have been talking about the machines behind us moving around. as you prepare for something this? we spend most of the year preparing for black friday. we will probably start to plan for next year next week. the only opened the centre eight weeks
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ago that there are four more fulfilment centres to be opened. no bring in 20,000 seasonal staff to help us out. we are very well prepared for the volumes we will see. just a final word with you. we have winners and losers. at the end of the day people have some bargains. retailers have done well as well. some retailers will feel the pressure of putting stock out onto discount. i think the clothing retailers, they have had a really difficult time over the past year. they are really looking to clear a lot of stock. the problem is, some retailers are doing 0k lot of stock. the problem is, some retailers are doing ok but if you have a competitor that is discounting that you are losing a lot to that discount and you aren't losing your margin, it is hitting your profits. thank you forjoining us. your profits. thank you forjoining us. we had an update from ba rclayca rd earlier us. we had an update from barclaycard earlier today. they said their transactions were up 26% and spending is up 4%. still respectable figures but not huge hikes. clearly
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the figure will last till midnight sunita get your bargains in very quickly. i'm due very much. —— thank you very much. 14 per cent of children in english schools have a special educational need or disability, that‘s according to government figures but that number only tells part of the story. new analysis given to the bbc by the education policy institute shows almost 40 per cent of children in england are identified as having special educational needs at some point between the age of 5 and 16 — significantly higher than the estimate. jayne mccubbin reports. children at this special school might have different needs to most pupils in mainstream education but they still have the same kinds of hopes and dreams. what is the plan, jake? i want to become a football manager. i want to be a pet store manager. i want to be a pet store manager. i want to be a pet store manager. i either want to be a doctor or a spy. i like this ambition. completely different
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things. it was previously thought only 14% of children have a special educational needs or disability. that is any need that has to be met outside of the normal curriculum at either a mainstream or special school. today, a report from the education policy institute says that number is much higher. that official government statistic of 14% is taken from a snapshot ofjust one year. if you look across the lifetime of a child, then 40% are registered at some point with a special educational need. government policy and this provision is based on a lower, officialfigure which and this provision is based on a lower, official figure which leads some to ask if that is anywhere near enough. i do not think things are in place. there is not the budget nor is that the political will to put things into place. what needs to happen for these children costs money. david and carrie grant have
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four children with these needs. they say they have had to fight for the right support. i will not accept this child has anything different. they all have to fit into a box. if they do not fit inside the box, we will squash them until they do. that is the biggest issue that children with sen face. in england, wales, ireland and scotland, they all have significant concerns. concerns shared by chris pack, who has autism. when you think 40% of shared by chris pack, who has autism. when you think 4096 of young people have those needs at some point in their education, i cannot believe they are being effectively addressed. the department for education says the 14% figure allows them to plan year on you while 40% represents a change of needs. some believe sen kids are being let down. it is sad seeing people have this
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condition and it is not being treated right. when it is being treated right. when it is being treated right, things go brilliantly. these young people deserve a chance. they are amazing young people with lots to give. anything is possible. absolutely. british transport police any are responding to reports of an incident at oxford circus underground station in central london. that is the tweet they published a short time ago. a couple of colleagues from the bbc are reporting they have been told to stay inside nearby shops and to stay where they are. obviously, a lot of reports on social media suggesting that an incident is ongoing. we have heard reports of armed police in the area. that may not be a surprise given that has been an increase of armed police on the streets, particularly in this area of central london. we don‘t know what sort of
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incident we are talking about. that is very much the first report we are getting of this incident. this is british transport police and their tweet from the moment ago. not far from where we are. we have correspondence having a look to see what is going on. that is as far as we know the facts i can bring you at the moment of the british transport police say they are at the scene of an incident at oxford circus underground, when the busiest underground, when the busiest underground stations in what is one of the busiest days, black friday. many people on streets. an incident that we will keep an eye on now will be plenty more with jane hill in the news at five here on bbc news. that is it. now let‘s catch up with the weather. it has turned quite cold everywhere in the uk. it is in the north we are feeling the real chill. i see in west yorkshire. snow across the
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highlands as well. we will see more of that in the next few days. sunny spells as well. some sunshine over the next few days. quite a bit of cloud still around. lumps of cloud, shower clouds. some of the mowin tree through the course of the afternoon and the evening across the highlands. in eastern and southern areas, there will be a clear evening. let‘s look at the rush—hour across the uk. in the north you can see most of the major towns and cities are barely above freezing. a little bit of snow but mostly across the pennines and then we get to the midlands. still pretty chilly, three, four degrees of birmingham, nottingham in london. maybe around six, seven celsius. on the coast around five to 7 degrees. the temperatures will begin to drop through the course of the night. we will see more showers falling across
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scotland, northern ireland, the north of england as well. maybe one or two wintry showers across the hills and —— in wales and across the moors. if you‘re planning to travel be aware that could be some ice around on the roads. on saturday morning you can see the cold air has reached as far south as the bay of biscay and france. the polar bear is coming in from the north. yet more wintry showers across the hills in the north, maybe some in the pennines. in many eastern and central and southern areas it will bea central and southern areas it will be a crisp, sunny day, to choose between five and 7 degrees. it will feel colder for most of us, below freezing or thereabouts. that was saturday. on sunday there will be fewer showers around. lots of fine weather in the east and the south. this weather front is approaching. by this weather front is approaching. by the end of the day things will turn milder, not a lot but milder in
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the north west. overall cold but they be left cold by the end of the weekend. today at 5pm... at least 230 people are killed in a bomb and gun attack in egypt. gunmen stormed a crowded mosque in the sinai peninsula, in the deadliest attack of its kind in the region for years. hospitals are struggling to cope with the number of injured — no group has so far claimed responsibility. we‘ll have the latest live from cairo. the other main stories on bbc news at five... a new president and a fresh start for zimbabwe, as emmerson mnangagwa promises elections, and vows to serve all citizens. i will be reporting live from harare where even some of his critics today ta ke where even some of his critics today take his statement to date was powerful and statements like and inspirational. trying to move the brexit talks forward — theresa may
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