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this is bbc news. the headlines: at least 235 people have been killed in a bomb and gun attack in egypt. scores more are injured after gunmen stormed a crowded mosque in the deadliest attack of its type in the region for years. a new president and a fresh start for zimbabwe as the new president promises elections and police in london say that is not evidence that shot had been fired at the oxford circus underground station and have stood down there response. trying to move forward brexit cox, theresa may meets donald to escape in brussels. england and australia are neck and neck into the third day of the ashes in brisbane. and coming up on news watch, the budget was as full as ever of statistics, how does bbc news try to
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help us understand the facts and figures through data journalism? join us at 7:45pm he had on bbc news. good evening and welcome to bbc news. it is one of the deadliest attacks in moderate egyptian history, at least 235 people have been killed and more than 100 injured, many critically, after gunmen detonated a bomb and stormed a packed mosque at the end of friday prayers. it happened in a remote town in educ‘s north sinai region. the egyptian president has promised to respond with brutal force. the egyptian president has promised to respond with brutalforce. there are distressing images in this report. these were some of the chaotic scenes after the attack, as hundreds of wounded people were rushed to nearby hospitals. survivors of one of the most deadly attacks on civilians in egypt. witnesses said the militants stormed
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the mosque in northern sinai and exploded a bomb inside. they said around a0 gunmen then fired on worshippers as they tried to flee. they came here to kneel in prayer. instead, they lay down in death. president sisi sent his condolences to the families of those who had died and said the attack would only increase egypt's determination to face up to terrorism. many of the dead and wounded were said to be sufi muslims, whose brand of islam is rejected byjihadi extremists. but a mass attack on a mosque, with such devastating consequences, is very rare in egypt. this is unprecedented. i can't see any particular imperative behind it in the slightest. you haven't had this sort of attack take place before. you've seen the rhetoric about sufis and sufism from these radical groups for years but you've never seen an attack like this.
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the militants have long targeted religious opponents such as coptic christians, particularly by mounting attacks on their churches. they've also killed civilians who work with the authorities in sinai. until tonight, egypt's deadliest terror attack was the downing of a russian passengerjet over sinai in october 2015. is said they were behind the bombing that killed 224 people. but so far no one has claimed responsibility for today's attack, which has now left even more people dead. james landale, bbc news. james is with us now. how unusual is an attack of this type in this part of egypt? very unusual, there has been a lot of insurgency going on for several years, it is a running conflict between the egyptian officials and the militants. but it has mainly been targeted against police, against soldiers, bombings
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of checkpoints and things like that. what is significant here is the sheer scale, this is a mass attack, deliberately targeting civilians. one of two civilians have been targeted before but not on this scale. why this particular mosque? the key question and no one has taken responsibility, we are in the realms of speculation, but if one assumes that it of speculation, but if one assumes thatitis of speculation, but if one assumes that it is one of the local groups affiliated to so—called islamic state the likelihood is it is one of two things, one that is feeling the pressure from the egyptian authorities, and it wants to push back and say we can rule the roost here. more of an internal argument. or it could be that islamic state globally, as it loses territory in iraq and syria it wants to see actually we have not gone away. we are still present and actually maybe some of the fighters that have been
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kicked out of iraq and syria are now heading to this area of northern sinai, saying this is where we are going to establish ourselves again and remind the world that islamic state have not gone away. but the egyptian president saying there will be a brutal response and he will article is. there will be a huge security crackdown, but there have been crackdowns before. there was a state of emergency declared over this conflict earlier this year. and the conflict earlier this year. and the conflict has not disappeared. the militants are still there. it is very, very hard to deal. this was clearly very organised. in this incident when say there were a0 gunmen lined up outside this mosque so gunmen lined up outside this mosque so that as people poured out they we re so that as people poured out they were just so that as people poured out they werejust gunned so that as people poured out they were just gunned down. so that as people poured out they werejust gunned down. this is a severe escalation of the conflict. so many of them you would think that some of them would be tracked down. some will be tracked down but as ever with is they are very effective
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at recruiting and the question now is what is happening to these militant groups in this part of the world ? zimbabwe has a new president, on the second in 37 years. executive president, we must say. thousands of people celebrated as emmerson mnangagwa was sworn in and it has been an extraordinary fortnight for the man who was until a fortnight ago was a bubbly‘s vice president. he had to flee the country after mugabe abruptly sacked him. a decision that led to his downfall. the changing of the guard in zimbabwe, and long—time leader robert mugabe was not there to witness it. but newly—elected president emmerson mnangagwa does not need his blessing. i, emmerson mnangagwa. .. the moment zimbabweans have been waiting for, the swearing in of this country's second leader in nearly a0 years.
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this is zimbabwe's new president, not through an election but with the help of the military. it caps the most dramatic two weeks in zimba bwe‘s history, and a surprise comeback from a man who just a fortnight ago fled the country in fear of his life. with mugabe's departure, mnangagwa will serve as interim president until next year's election. but he inherits a fragmented party and a country broken under mugabe's isolationist policies. in his inaugural speech there was praise for his predecessor. he led us in our struggle for national independence. he assumed responsibilities of leadership at a formative and a very challenging time, at the behest of our nation. that is to be lauded and celebrated. but also a pledge to break from the past.
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i am not oblivious to the many zimbabweans from our political, ethnic and racial divides, who have helped make this day. so what do we know about emmerson mnangagwa? jailed for ten years in 1965, he met mugabe in prison. there, the two men formed a close association. after independence in 1980, he became mugabe's right—hand man. in 1983, he was implicated in the mass murder of thousands of opposition supporters in matabeleland, something he denies. more recently, he was accused of orchestrating a violent crackdown on opposition supporters. those who are very close to him say that he listens more than he speaks. he is a soft—spoken man, a gentleman, contrary to what the reports say about him. he is a god—fearing family man.
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we have to give him some time because an improvement is something which cannot be improved like overnight. after two weeks of uncertainty, zimbabwe seems to be returning to normal again. no one knows what the future holds, whether mnangagwa is the man to bring a new era of democracy and freedom. joining us in the studio is the uk representative for zimba bwe‘s ruling party, is an apf. thank you for coming in. what were you thinking watching the scenes of the inauguration, people feeling optimistic all of a sudden. people have waited for a long time, and, yes, i think you can see the people in celebration. it was just wonderful. you have been critical in the past of robert mugabe. but
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president emmerson mnangagwa has been a very close ally to robert mugabe in that time. how much of a change in you really going to be able to expect? the changes the change in personality, if you go through his speech, which was 90 pages long, yes, it was 90 pages, i went through it, he covered a lot of things. there will be more good relationships with the west and other countries. possiblyjoining every organisation that we left, possibly even the commonwealth. most zimbabweans are looking for results, they will focus on agriculture, her bread—and—butter, the backbone of oui’ bread—and—butter, the backbone of our economy. but there will be compensation to those who lost land. the white farmers who lost land? sc said that but he also said that the
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land commission which is in the constitution will be empowered to do what it is supposed to do. what the land commission is supposed to do is ordered the land and see who has too many farms and who has fewer farms. this is brilliant stuff for over half a million is a bubbly and who are on waiting lists for land. half a million is a bubbly and who are on waiting lists for landm half a million is a bubbly and who are on waiting lists for land. it is not going to mean then that those who have had land taken from them, the white farmers who for many years ran very profitable farms before particularly before independence, they will not get their land back, are they? kill mac not in that manner. the land redistribution will not be reversed. but the policy right now is anybody now regardless of race, creed or ethnicity can apply for land and the application will bejudged on merit. so we are
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all equal under the constitution. i think that is a major difference if you look at his speech. how important our election is going to be? free and fair elections held quite soon? kill mac are going to be very important, i think. it quite soon? kill mac are going to be very important, ithink. it will happen in 7—8 months, which gives the president a very short time to approve that he has taken the country in the right direction, to stabilise the economy at the moment and make sure that this crash for people, who have deposited in the bag, that is very important. they ideal hanging fruit. if people can grab them then it means that the president will win with a landslide. if people think that the country is still going the wrong direction then he has his work cut out. but i believe the elections will be extremely free and fair. for all
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parties. i'd like the world will be watching. thank you. let's go live to harry and join my colleague ben brown. a lot of expectation resting on the new president. a lot of expectation and questions, because he has this background as you have been hearing as a real henchman of the mugabe regime, a hatchet man if you like it has been accused of all sorts of human rights abuses, of rigging elections, of corruption. not exactly a champion of human rights and democracy and so i think people wanted to see in this inaugural address today, the speech, just what sort of president he was going to be. what sort of corsie was going to be. what sort of corsie was going to be. what sort of corsie was going to chart for the new zimbabwe had actually did not disappoint. it was a very statesman—like speech, at times inspirational, very inclusive. he said to zimbabweans, i want to
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rule for all of you, all creeds and colours and tribes and political persuasions. and also he said, you, me, all of us needs to work together and let bygones be bygones so i think a lot of people will have been encouraged by that but at the same time it could just be rhetoric, they will want to see —— want to be 30 what he does. bold promises of free and fair elections next year, an end to corruption and economic reform. jobs, jobs, jobs. so much to prove and the international community will wa nt to and the international community will want to know that he is a man that can really do business with. and i think perhaps what he was saying today was partly in—depth that international audience, he said for too long zimbabwe has been isolated, he said isolation is not splendid and this country was isolated very much on a robert mugabe. especially towards the end of his 37 year in power, so i think the new president wants to take some
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bubbly back into the world community, he wants investment here badly, the international monetary fund have already topped about how there is an urgent need for restructuring in zimba bwe's there is an urgent need for restructuring in zimbabwe's economy andi restructuring in zimbabwe's economy and i think the new president needs to get investment in here for people like the imf and world bank, big financial powers. the chinese are an ally. other countries, too. you have an unemployment rate here of 90%. it isa an unemployment rate here of 90%. it is a disaster economically but it could be so much better. it is a country rich in racehorses with some incredibly well—educated people here who are graduates and simply unemployed and have been for years. so much to do. and he says as president he has to hit the ground running and i think that is absolutely true. ben brown in harare. it is quarter past seven, the headlines: a bomb and gun attack in egypt's north
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sinai province kills 235 people. emmerson mnangagwa is officially sworn in as the new president of zimbabwe during a ceremony in harare. police in london say there is no evidence that shot up and fired following earlier reports of gunfire at oxford circus underground station and have stood down the response. scotla nd and have stood down the response. scotland yard say they have found no evidence to support reports of shots being fired around oxford circus underground station and have stood down the response. the station and nearby bond street were closed and the local area placed on lockdown as pa rt the local area placed on lockdown as part of a major operation. it was just after a:30pm when the alarm was raised, there were reports of two banks that sounded like gunshots close to oxford circus tube station. this was an alert on one of london's most crowded streets on the rush hour on black friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the
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year. hundreds of people were left frightened and confused the stuart hall stay get off the street and ta ke refuge hall stay get off the street and take refuge in nearby shops. people who did appear to what may have happened said they thought they had a gunshot and i think you canjust see the panic was just spreading. people were sprinting and crying and running, it was very distressing to watch. armed officers were quickly on the scene. scotland yard issued a brief statement saying that the police were responding as if it was terrorist related and they were working alongside colleagues from the british transport police. then came news that the met counter terrorism command were not getting involved. the police also said there was no evidence of shots fired or any trace of casualties or suspects. amid the mayhem, the severed a department store at the other end of oxford street was evacuated. just after 6pm the whole area was declared safe and people were
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allowed to leave buildings where they had sought shelter. eu leaders have said the british government's hopes of an agreement next month to begin brexit strait talks will be a huge challenge. following a meeting with theresa may donald tusk said progress was deleted from the uk on all issues within the next ten days. an amicable divorce from a roomful of partners, but it's getting tense. so, now theresa may is hinting to eu leaders, starting with donald tusk in the summit chair, that britain might up and some say double its offer of £20 billion in a separation deal. dig deeper into the nation's purse. if only the eu is ready to talk trade. or this long goodbye could end in tears — the last thing she wanted. these negotiations are continuing, but what i am 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.
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brexit negotiations could, maybe will, turn to trade next month. leaders here need more persuasion. mrjuncker, are you worried about brexit? brexit is a tragedy. i will meet the british prime minister on the 3rd of december and then we will see if there has been sufficient progress. are you at all confident that progress will be made? yes. but every country must agree to start talking trade, and ireland's minority government is facing the risk of collapse at home, but was sounding tough here. suggesting brexit talks could stall without clear guarantees there will be no hard north—south customs border. is ireland prepared to block progress? i don't think ireland will have to block anything on its own. there is absolute solidarity across 27 countries here. germany is not much more supportive. angela merkel was already firm on brexit. now she has her hands full forming a new government. she met mrs may today,
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another leader looking for more give on the british side. in her one—on—one talks with the eu council president, no final proposals, no breakthrough. and they may not settle hard numbers on the divorce bill for months to come. but they explored the case for more compromise. there are still issues across the various matters that we are negotiating on to be resolved, but there has been a very positive atmosphere in the talks and a genuine feeling that we want to move forward together. neither side wants the brexit talks to end in stalemate, but without more give and take it could happen. and then the risk would grow of negotiations ending with no eu trade deal at all. and that's the outcome business leaders, who are worried about brexit, say they fear most. so, more talking to do ahead of the next big summit next month. the slow march of brexit goes on. its course and destination being decided one step at a time. john pienaar, bbc news, brussels. ajudge at leeds
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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 the minimum term of five years. the 16—year—old who can't be named for legal reasons had previously admitted killing the girl injanuary this year. after the sentencing north yorkshire police give a statement on behalf of the family. today is the end of the process , family. today is the end of the process, and that is a relief but it is not the end of our study. our story is about a loving home and family that were torn apart on the day when we lost our daughter. her story goes on into the future where our home feels very empty, but we keep going for the sake of our other children and her grandson. we are grateful that everyone has helped us in these months, including the whole community of york have been so generous with their kindness time and money. we are especially thankfulfor
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and money. we are especially thankful for the support of closest family and friends. you know who you are. detective chief into andrea kell from north yorkshire police. a court in south africa has more than doubled the jail sentence of the former olympic and paralympic athlete oscar pistorius. he has been given 15 years for murdering his girlfriend reeva steenkamp after prosecutors argued that his original sentence was too short. oscar pistorius was jailed in 2016 after being found guilty on appeal of killing his girlfriend. he shot reeva steenkamp four times through a lot door at his home. major companies have suspended their advertising on you tube after it emerged that people have been leaving sexually exposed comments next to videos posted by children, comments that have not been removed by youtube. adverts for major brands like mars and cadbury had been appearing alongside some of the videos. youtube is a synthesis has come to light they have taken action to re m ove come to light they have taken action to remove the comments. our media editor reports. youtube has reinvented the very idea of broadcasting, allowing anyone with access
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to the internet to create their own channel and build a following. the site now has a billion users and pulls in around £a billion in ad revenues every year. users have to be 13 before they can upload and share videos, but millions of teenagers use the opportunity to share their inner thoughts with the world, or just to have fun. that is why and where sexual predators often stalk them online. these comments found by the bbc are a fraction of the total material on youtube but they show how the digital platforms have emboldened some would—be offenders. new research by bbc trending, the bbc social media investigations unit, has discovered that for close to a year something went wrong with the system for removing obscene comments. i am really, really concerned that the public function 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. several leading brands have now said they will suspend
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their advertising on the platform until it is further cleaned up. brands such as mars, adidas and lidl. in a statement, youtube's owners, google, said: "content that endangers children is abhorrent and unacceptable to us. "in just the past week, we've disabled comments on thousands "of videos and shut down hundreds of accounts "identified as making predatory comments". a power broker in britain's advertising industry applauded the tech giant's efforts to address the issue but said they should do more. i think we have to be incredibly diligent. whether they would call themselves a platform or a publisher, they are responsible to advertisers i think to make sure that the environments that they take advertising in and make money from are free of these dangers. some campaigners and indeed politicians say that youtube should be regulated just like any other broadcaster. but the very principle of the open web is that users and not companies should shape our public domain. and the sheer volume of content on youtube, a00 hours of video uploading every single minute, means that ultimately this is an issue that would be managed not by human beings,
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but by machines. digital giants like google are adamant that social problems in the internet age have technological rather than regulatory solutions. but the prevalence of sexual predators online is an issue that will never be fully eradicated, because the anarchic freedom of the internet will always afford them a home somewhere in cyberspace. to fight them is to enter a war without end. amol rajan, bbc news. it is black friday again but this year most of the bargain grabbing seems to have gone online. by the end of the day it is not british shoppers will have spent more than two and half billion pounds in one day alone. that is about £937,000 per minute online. but not all retailers like it. emma simson is at the amazon warehouse in essex. everywhere you look today,
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a blizzard of deals from the high street right to your inbox. black friday in full swing. it's first light, and we have come out to see who's shopping. forget the stores, we're on the train, because it's all about this. i've been shopping online this morning. already? yeah, i managed to get a discount for my son for a monitor for christmas. i bought a dyson this morning. it seems to be getting bigger and bigger each year. i don't know, it's mental. i've actually been thinking about it for the past week, waiting for today. the first opportunity i've got, i've logged on. those orders are already on their way here at amazon, with robots moving thousands of items from the shelves to the pickers. they've been doing deals all week. so too have many others, anything to get shoppers to spend. personal finances are under pressure. consumer confidence is beginning to falter a bit. but this is a really important time of the year where black friday is the starting gun for christmas, and retailers will be hoping this spurs consumers on to spend. as the day rolls on, where else
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are all these orders coming from? it's lunchtime, and lots of people are at work. but are they also having a little sneaky shop? put your hands up if you have been shopping for black friday deals. all of you! at this small essex office, charlie lauren spent £200. sorry, everybody. i was online shopping. just on my normal girls‘ websites like missguided, zara and topshop. yeah, i did spend quite a lot. they are hoping for a lot of spending at this small electronics business in cambridge. they have bought half a million of stock to sell — exciting, but nerve—racking, too. if we don't operate in black friday, they are just going to buy off someone else. it's not an option for us. we have to sell on black friday. doing incredibly well on socks... but the boss of this clothing chain isn't taking part. for the high street, it is bonkers.
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i can't think of a better word to describe it. all it's doing is moving sales from december into november. it's not growing the market. and everybody is having to sell things at reduced margins. as the sun goes down in leeds, who are the winners on black friday? shoppers may feel they have bagged a bargain, but with all these discounts, the profits won't be sparkling for many retailers. emma simpson, bbc news. at the age of 83 tom baker has returned to the tardis, filming part ofa returned to the tardis, filming part of a doctor who episode that was never finished. of a doctor who episode that was neverfinished. he donned his trademark long stripy scarf and returns to bbc television centre. to shoot a scene from an episode abandoned because of a strike. at entertainment correspondent reports. a doctor who story which started to be filmed in 1979 that had to be abandoned halfway through due an engineering strike.
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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 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
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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. i couldn't listen to that voice all evening! instead, we will look at the weather forecast. hello, evening! instead, we will look at the weatherforecast. hello, it is cold enough all ready out there but it will get colder overnight, drawing damn cold air and the wind will pick up as well, we keep the showers in the north—west with more showers in the north—west with more showers getting blown into wales and the south—west where there may be some snow. probably a cold night more widely tonight, temperatures not far off freezing in towns and cities but in the countryside we are looking at a frost. a cold start the
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weekend and the wind will be stronger than today, feeling colder. more showers the north and in western parts into wales, if you in the midlands as well. further east, it may stay dry with sunshine but feeling cold. a cold night ahead with frost around here and there but fewer showers on sunday or though there could be a line continuing to run into north wales, north—west england and the midlands with increasing cloud in the west. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines... at least 235 people have been killed and scores injured in a gun and bomb attack on a mosque in egypt's northern sinai province. armed men stormed the building during friday prayers, in what is one of the deadliest attacks in the region in years. celebrations in zimbabwe as the country's new president is sworn in.
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emmerson mnangagwa, promised fair elections and vowed to tackle corruption. police in london say there is no evidence shots have been fired following reports of gunfire at oxford circus underground station. people in the area were told to find shelter in local buildings, with shop doors locked. as theresa may meets the president of the european council donald tusk in brussels, the eu says it needs to see progress from the uk within ten days on all brexit issues. more now on the hundreds of people killed in an attack on a mosque in egypt. more than 230 people have died after militants launched a gun and bomb attack during friday prayers at the al—rawda mosque in northern sinai. it is the deadliest attack of its kind since an islamist insurgency on the sinai peninsula was stepped up in 2013. joining us from cairo is timothy kaldas from
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the tahrir institute for middle east policy. thank you forjoining us. what strikes you in particular about this attack in this part of the country? well, first of all the scale of the attack is extraordinary. it is the largest death toll we have seen in each of the modern history so that is the first thing that strikes anyone that looks at it. it also reflects the escalation on isis if it turns out to be isis but it reflects a travelling escalation in terms of targeting —— targeting civilians. we saw isis come out to target the christian community, and attacks on civilians but this is the first time we have seen such a large attack on muslims in the country
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coming from terrorist group. and so the fact the range of acceptable targets for these militants is growing to the point where they could attack a mosque like this is very scary in terms of what it could mean coming here if they continue their attacks. often, sometimes, when a group like ifs is under pressure they respond to demonstrate they are still a force to be reckoned with. what is happening on the sinai peninsula in terms of state operations against them? the state operations against them? the state has been fighting isis for quite a few years and while attacks on the mainland numerically speaking have declined substantially, we still have quite a few attacks taking place targeting the security forces and while the number of attacks in the sinai have been reported to have gone down, the number of casualties has increased
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so the attacks are more deadly and there are concerns about the approach... technical problems with sound i'm so sorry, we have lost timothy. it seems to have the hallmarks of an attack by islamic state. fly—tipping is on the rise. if you want to remove your rubbish legally — it can be costly. and criminal gangs have spotted an opportunity to make some cash by offering cheaper rates and then dumping it unlawfully. last year, councils in england had to deal with more than a million illegal dumps on public land with the clearing up costing local authorities 58 million pounds a year. dan johnson reports. tonight, the scourge creeping across our country. it's a real mess, isn't it? we investigate the illegal rubbish dumps. there's even more of it. can you tell us where the rubbish has come from? we witness the endless struggle against criminal gangs. by having a piece of land, you then become victim
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to such a horrendous crime. can we talk to you about the rubbish? and we confront the fly—tippers. and you're going to drive away and leave this rubbish? for everyone else to deal with? there is abuse and intimidation. they are executing a warrant over there. in south—east london, bailiffs are reclaiming an old warehouse. evicting a fly—tipping gang who have been living there. and just look what they are leaving behind. it goes on and on, pile after pile. all of this dumped in just five days. it is clear most of this is builders' waste, or old furniture from house and office clearances. it's stuff that should have been disposed of professionally, but that would have meant a cost. somebody saved lots of money by dumping it here. and the amount that has accumulated in such a short space of time is absolutely staggering. a court order, an eviction, the problem has been moved on. but it's an expensive
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game of cat and mouse. we will probably see these guys in the next couple of weeks, and we start the procedure again. you just keep going round in circles? just keep going round in circles. the last of the gang return to move their vehicles. i'm from bbc news, sir. can we ask you about this rubbish? can you tell us where this rubbish has come from? are you just going to leave it? you made a real mess here. are you going to clean up? no answers. no accountability. it's like a war zone... no sympathy for landowners like chris. you feel violated. you feel powerless to do anything about it. you want to be a law—abiding citizen, and you stay on the borderlinejust watching your property be trashed. he's angry there wasn't
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more help to stop this. it's his land, his clear—up bill. on the streets, it's councils that clear up. in croydon, they are collecting more rubbish and prosecuting more fly—tippers. the government should do a national media campaign to make fly—tipping a social stigma, very much like we did with the anti—drink and drive campaign. and to explain the actual financial costs to taxpayers of clearing up all this fly—tipping. taking their vans to be crushed is one of the extra powers granted by government to help beat the fly—tippers. but still, across the uk, the rubbishjust keeps on coming. danjohnson, bbc news, south london. england and australia are neck and neck after the second day of the first ashes test in brisbane. england were bowled out for 302 in theirfirst innings. but then their bowlers reduced the home side to 76 for four, before an australian fight back.
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our sports correspondent andy swiss reports from brisbane. after a patient opening day, the ashes were about to hit the fast forward button. long queues outside the gabba, and at first, england also played the waiting game. for an hour and a half they were calm, composed. a 50 for dawid malan. what could possibly go wrong? well, pretty much everything as it turned out. malan's swish sparking a collapse in the grand english tradition. losing 6—56. moeen ali was the next to go as nathan lyon sent the visitors spinning. chris woakes was utterly bamboozled. jake ball, brilliantly caught by david warner. and by the time stuart broad holed out, england hadn't even lasted the morning. all out for 302. well, lunch will be tasting pretty good for these australian fans after that horrible collapse by england. six wickets in barely an hour that
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transformed the mood of this match. but that mood was about to swing once again, as the gabba's glee was silenced. stuart broad with the breakthrough before a bit of moeen magic, trapping usman khawaja. suddenly it was australia's turn to tumble. warner inexplicably serving up catching practice. but they recovered thanks to an unbeaten half—century from captain steve smith to cap a day of fluctuating, fascinating fortunes. an enthralling start to this ashes series. andy swiss, bbc news, brisbane. there's just a week to go until the world cup draw in moscow, when we'll find out the places where our national teams will play next year. the frontrunner for the england team is a small village on the baltic coast near st petersburg. our moscow correspondent sarah rainsford went there to find out what awaits some of the highest—paid players in football.
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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. so the local boys have been swatting up on the squad. do you know anyone from the england team? kane — harry kane. rasheed, kane, hart. this is where the boys hope to see england. their old stadium is being rebuilt as a world cup training ground and, when the competition is over, the football school will inherit it. the pitch is still getting the final touches. but the official i spoke to is confident it will be up to scratch. translation: most of the work is already done. that pitch is almost complete. then we have to paint the lines and it's ready for play, because fifa has already approved it. the team base is just along the baltic coast, at repino. it gets warm here in summer and this is a popular getaway spot from saint petersburg.
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russia's second city is around a5 minutes' drive from here. but repino itself has few distractions. the four star team hotel is tucked away in the woods. i got a tour of the facilities. as well as the sports hall, there's a gym and a pool here, and full spa service for relaxation. here inside, this is where the players would actually be staying. this is one of the superior rooms. let's have a look. well, it is pretty big. it looks comfy enough but it is fairly basic. perhaps not quite the luxury that some of the england footballers are used to. there are three restaurants, though, less chance of getting bored if we get past the group stage this time. is there anything you think that would please the english people? i don't know. i don't know, really. a classic english breakfast, maybe. it's stereotypes.
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tea with milk... back at the youth team, they are counting down the weeks now but even though these boys know their england players, when i asked them who is going to win the world cup most are betting on argentina. boys: argentina. sarah rainsford, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news: 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 police in london say there is no evidence shots have been fired, following earlier reports of gunfire at oxford circus underground station and have stood down their response. an update on the market numbers for you — here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. and in the the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. now it's time for newswatch.
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