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tonight at 10pm: one of the worst terror attacks in egypt in living memory, as gunmen kill 235 people in a mosque. sirens. they burst in, shooting at men and boys just as friday prayers were ending in a remote town in north sinai. egypt's president says he will respond with an iron fist. also tonight: celebrations in zimbabwe as the new president, emmerson mnangagwa, is sworn in. he vows to rebuild the shattered economy and tackle corruption. we must work together. you, me, all of us who make up this nation. theresa may is given a deadline by the eu — no trade talks next month unless progress is made on all brexit issues in the next ten days. black friday bargain hunters. £2.5 billion — that's how much shoppers are thought to have spent today. and england and australia are neck and neck as they go
into the third day of the first ashes test in brisbane. coming up on sportsday on bbc news, england's women make it two from two in world cup qualifying with a 4—0 victory over bosnia—herzegovina. good evening. egypt's president has vowed to respond with brutal force after one of the deadliest attacks in modern egyptian history. at least 235 people have been killed and more than 100 injured, many critically, after gunmen detonated a bomb and then stormed a packed mosque at the end of friday prayers. it happened in a remote town in egypt's north sinai region. the mosque was popular with sufi worshippers. they follow a mystical form of islam
which extremists regard as heresy. just to warn you, there are some distressing images in 0rla guerin‘s report. sirens. a rush to save the wounded when a place of worship became a place of carnage. the attackers struck during friday prayers. for egypt, this was a grim new first — a massacre in a mosque. inside, worshippers lay dead where minutes earlier they had prayed. the mosque was popular with sufi muslims, who revere saints and shrines and are viewed as heretics by islamic extremists. within hours, a televised address to a nation in shock. president abdel fattah el—sisi telling egyptians their anguish would not be in vain and there would be decisive punishment. the sophisticated assault on the mosque was the latest attack
by militants based in sinai. the state has been battling them for years. as egypt counted its new dead, analysts here warned that president sisi has already tried a hardline military response to no avail. the scorched earth approach that we have seen has failed to prevent this from happening, it has failed to prevent isis from continuing to operate in egypt and in sinai specifically. and it is a reasonable question to ask — to what extent does this scorched earth approach actually help isis perhaps recruit further followers? the most deadly previous attack by is here was the downing of this russian aircraft in sinai in 2015, with a loss of 224 lives. in the past year, is have killed scores of christians in three attacks on churches, saying followers of the cross were their favourite prey. this time, militants in sinai have targeted their fellow muslims, showing no mercy.
there has been no claim of responsibility. we don't yet know if is was behind this, but it bears many of their hallmarks. 0utside local hospitals tonight, crowds waited to donate blood. after a day of horror, many egyptians now fearful about what might come next. 0rla joins us from cairo now. 0rla, this is a remote town in a remote part of egypt. these were muslims at prayer in a mosque. why would they be the target of such a brutal attack? well, certainly in the past, is for example is highlighted sufi as heretics, and the hardliners object to the sufi form of islam, which
involves reverends for the saints, and is had kidnapped and beheaded an elderly sufi but today has been a day of terrible firsts, reported to be the first attack on a mosque, the first major assault on sufi muslims, and the first death toll on this scale among egyptian civilians. this was a sophisticated, coordinated attack, not only a bomb but, according to eyewitnesses, as many as a0 gun men were in position, ringing that mosque, waiting for the chance to pick off any survivors who made it through the door alive. it's an attack that has been condemned internationally. it is a major challenge to the egyptian state, a major provocation and, if was is, it's always worth considering the broader regional dimension. in the last few months, we have seen is with massive territorial losses in iraq and syria, being driven out of
their strongholds in mosul and iraq, and losing a lot of territory. if is was behind this, this could be an attempt to remind their supporters around the world, we are still here, we are still relevant and we can still inflict terrible damage on our enemies. what we don't know tonight is if the egyptian security establishment, if preston cc as anything else in his arsenal that you can try. —— if president al—sisi. he has already tried a military approach. a massive military approach. a massive military operation has gone on in the sinai peninsula for many years and it hasn't delivered the results the establishment has promised. i don't doubt we will see the army claiming to have rounded up scores of suspects and perhaps killed scores of suspects, but it is unclear if they have something new they can try to attempt to curb this stubborn islamic insurgency, which today has inflicted such terrible damage. emmerson mnangagwa has been sworn in as the new president of zimbabwe. he used his inauguration speech
to call for national reconciliation and to promise elections would be held next year, as planned. he also paid tribute to his predecessor, robert mugabe, who was forced to step down by a military intervention, after 37 years in power. mr mnangagwa, who's known as "the crocodile" because of his ruthlessness, was a close aide of the former president. here's our africa editor, fergal keane. if there had been a roof, they would have raised it. 60,000 voices. and rhythm. and sure feet. unleashing the pent—up emotion not of days but of decades. all the past tortuous week felt as if it had been building to this moment. for the one scalp people. —— for the once proud
people. —— for the once proud people. the military triggered the events that brought the mugabe era to an end, and the traditional chiefs had fully expected to see him die in power. instead, a man who, a week ago, was hiding inexorable, fearing for his life, arrived to claim the presidency. —— hiding in exile. you can hear the 21 gun salute. emmerson mnangagwa, right behind me, is the new president of zimbabwe, and what an extraordinary moment it is. he has the backing of the international community now. the backing of his army, and the goodwill of his own people. these are goodwill of his own people. these a re gifts goodwill of his own people. these are gifts he will squander at his peril. the new president was once a loyal comrades of robert mugabe. and, in power, he had to mastermind
the often violent takeover of white farms. and the brutalisation of opposition politicians in rigged elections. he spoke of opening the country to foreign investment, creating jobs, compensating white farmers who had lost their land, and ofa farmers who had lost their land, and of a break with the painful past. why we cannot change the past, there isa why 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 thus humbly appeal to all of us that we let bygones be bygones. let us embrace each other in defining a new destiny for zimbabwe. to test the mood of
the nation today, we spoke with zimbabweans from different walks of life. this man is a pensioner who travelled to the inauguration. life. this man is a pensioner who travelled to the inaugurationm was excellent. he promised jobs, jobs, jobs, and also peace in the country. peace is the fundamental thing for any country to develop. this is a farmer who lost his land, but now helps to train young black farmers. he has been involved in breaking the law and we are concerned that he will not come back to the rule of law. what we need in this country is the rule of law, and only time will tell if he believes in that or not. this is a political activist, one of a young generation of africans ready to challenge their government. i have been followed by the intelligence services and even found one in my house but, now that robert mugabe is gone and we are free, i can express myself as an activist as much as possible. free, i can express myself as an
activist as much as possiblem free, i can express myself as an activist as much as possible. if you we re activist as much as possible. if you were looking fine indication of a change of mood in the country, listen to the moment the crowd booed the chief of police. this is interesting, the crowd booing the chief of the police. remember, for them, the police were a force of oppression. the people who took bribes, who intimidated them. the generals who backed mr mnangagwa we re generals who backed mr mnangagwa were listening. what do they do now, i asked their leader? thejob were listening. what do they do now, i asked their leader? the job was done, they were going back to barracks, said the general. scepticism isjustified, but the people are tired of the old way. they cheered for freedom. today, at least, was no one party party. 0ur africa editor, fergal keane, joins us from harare. a big moment notjust for zimbabwe, but for africa too. how much change can we expect, given mnangagwa was his right hand man for so long? he was. here is a man who was
steeped in authoritarian politics, he has been implicated in corruption and serious brutality, but think about the promises he made today. he spoke repeatedly in the last few days ofjobs, spoke repeatedly in the last few days of jobs, and spoke repeatedly in the last few days ofjobs, and today he opened out to be black and white farmers and would be compensated for the loss of their land. cars he opened out to people like white farmers. he realises that the international community is listening. if he's going to deliver on the promise of jobs, he's going to need foreign investment and bilateral aid, and he isn't going to get that if they go to the politics of rigged elections. watch what happens next year with elections. i expect the key demand of the opposition and international community will be for credible international monitoring, something that fell away in recent elections in zimbabwe, and that will be important. also bear in mind the
extraordinary moment in that stadium today, it was electrifying to be there and get people going it chief of police, a man who lived in terror. that will not have been unnoticed, certainly by the generals around mr mnangagwa, but also elsewhere in africa, because one activist spoke to be recently and said there was a democratic recession at the moment, authoritarian government is pushing back against the democracy of the last ten to 15 years. the people in the stadium today are part of a generation which is now energised and which isn't going to accept the old way. fergal keane, thank you. 16 people were injured and nine had to be taken to hospital after a mass panic in the heart of london this afternoon. oxford circus and bond street tube stations were evacuated as armed police responded to reports that shots had been fired. thousands of people fled on what was one of the busiest shopping days of the year, as police told them to shelter in shops and buildings while they investigated. an hour and a half later, the tube stations were reopened after police said they'd found no evidence of any sort of attack.
police have said in the last few minutes that the evacuation was caused by an altercation between two men on the station platform at 0xford men on the station platform at oxford circus. major companies have suspended their advertising on youtube after it emerged that people have been leaving sexually explicit comments next to videos posted by children, comments that hadn't been removed by youtube. adverts for major brands like mars and cadbury have been appearing alongside some of the videos. youtube says since this came to light it has taken action to remove the comments. amol rajan, reports. youtube has reinvented the very idea of broadcasting, allowing anyone with access 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, and 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 do show how digital platforms have emboldened some would—be offenders. technology, social media, it's a new frontier. what it does bring is anonymity. so what maybe you wouldn't do, or you might not be bold enough to do because it's attached to your name, your face, your character, there's a lot to lose, potentially, you might be more keen or willing to do it if you think you'll never be caught. 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 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. exciting work with billion—dollar brands... several leading brands have now said they will suspend 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: a power broker 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 uploaded every single minute, means that ultimately this is an issue that would be
managed not by human beings, 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. a brief look at some of the day's other news stories. the olympic and paralympic athlete 0scar pistorius has had his jail term more than doubled to 15 years. a judge in south africa ruled his original sentence, for shooting dead his girlfriend reeva steenkamp, had been too lenient. a teenager who killed seven—year—old katie rough has been detained for life and ordered to serve a minimum of five years. the girl, who's 16 and cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to manslaughter by diminished responsibility in july. police in somerset say a man has
been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, after a 96—year—old d—day veteran was attacked with a hammer on his own doorstep. jim booth was left with serious injuries after the assault at his home in taunton. the president of the eu council, donald tusk, has given theresa may a deadline of ten days to make progress on the brexit negotiations if she wants to start discussing trade next month. mr tusk said movement was needed on all issues, including the irish border. mrs may insisted the talks in brussels had been held in a "positive atmosphere". 0ur deputy political editor, john pienaar, reports. an amicable divorce from a room full of partners, but it's getting tense. so now theresa may is hinting to eu leaders, starting with donald tusk in the summit chair, 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'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. brexit negotiations could, maybe will, turn to trade next month. but leaders here need more persuasion. mrjuncker, are you worried about brexit? brexit is a tragedy. i will meet the british prime minister on the ath of december and then we will see if there has been sufficient progress. are you at all confident 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's 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, 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. moments after that meeting, donald tusk was on twitter calling progress a huge challenge. mrs may's verdict, both sides must find a way. there are still issues across the various matters that we are negotiating on to be resolved, but there's 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 that 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. it's black friday again, but this year most of the bargain—grabbing seems to have gone online. by the end of today, it's thought that british shoppers will have spent more than £2.5 billion in one day alone. that's about £937,000 a minute online. but not all retailers like it. emma simpson's at amazon's warehouse in tilbury in essex. everywhere you look today, a blizzard of deals,
from the high street right to your inbox. black friday in full swing. it's first light and we've 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. itjust seems to be getting bigger each year. i don't know, it's mental. i've actually been thinking about it for the past week, waiting for today, and the first opportunity i've got, i 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 and consumer confidence is beginning to falter a bit, but this is a really important time of the year, where black friday's the starting gun for christmas, and retailers will be hoping that this spurs consumers on to spend.
that's what they are banking on at this small electronics business in cambridge. they bought half a million pounds‘ worth of stock to sell — exciting but nerve—racking, too. if we don't operate in black friday, they're just going to buy off somebody else. it's not an option for us. we have to sell on black friday. it is very nerve—racking. the more that people are reliant on black friday, the more people consumers wait until making their purchase on that day, the more you sit there in the weeks leading up to that and think, is it actually going to happen this year? doing incredibly well on socks... but the boss of this clothing chain isn't taking part. for the high street, it is bonkers. i can't think of a better word to describe it. all it's doing is moving sales from december to november. it's not growing the market. and everybody‘s 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've bagged a bargain but, with all these discounts, the profits won't be
sparkling for many retailers. emma simpson, bbc news. cricket now, and play is about to get under way in the third day of the first ashes test in brisbane. england and australia are almost neck and neck. andy swiss is at brisbane's cricket ground, the gabba. yes, sophie, welcome. day three has a pretty tough act to follow. so much drama on day two. collapses and comebacks from both teams, and australia will resume on 165—a, with the match intriguingly poised. 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 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. that's it. now on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. have a very good night. good evening. i'm asad ahmad. there was panic on the streets of the west end this afternoon, hello and welcome to sportsday.
a captain's innings from steve smith, that can england striker lee heading into the third day in brisbane. from one captain to another, two winds from two in world cup qualifying. and silverware of a very different kind for the former footballer michael allen in the first taste in the saddle. —— michael owen. steve smith resumes on 6a not out. having led a fightback at the end of day two, his partnership with sean
marsh. but the best no easy task as they found out. andy swiss is at the gabba, we hope he is the gabba. you get a sense don't you, steve smith's which it could be a crucial one in this opening session noes that is right. steve smith is the world number one batsmen for a reason. when he and shaun marsh came together, a study were 76 — four and indeed trouble. they have continued this recovery, that is what strength and are hoping. he is the key man, if they can get him early and get into the long australian tail, the next batsmen in is the wicketkeeper who scored one first—class century in his entire career. it is a long struggle entail, getting steve smith out early is the key as far as
england is concerned. that will give them a chance to work their way into a commanding position. they will resume shortly here at day three with the met intriguingly poised. this chilly off—spinner agrees that things are finely balanced. the game is in the balance, i think england bowled very well to take for early wickets. but i think we have fought back hard. there is a massive partnership out there now and hopefully we can build on that. aden hopefully we can build on that. arjen robben to put a number on it, i've played cricket and enough... i am not ——. hopefully get past the school. we heard in the build-up to this test just school. we heard in the build-up to this testjust how difficult it is to wind at the gabba fit any testing level in england. that they have quit themselves fairly well in these opening days? they have. a lot of people were frankly writing england off ahead of the gabba. the steady and media were having lots of fun when they arrived, calling them the