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hello and welcome to bbc news, i'm kasia madera. the egyptian armed forces say they've launched air strikes against the militants they believe were responsible for friday's attack on a mosque in the sinai peninsula. at least 235 worshippers were killed. the country's president has vowed to respond with an iron fist. a warning, orla guerin‘s report contains some distressing images. a rush to save those 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
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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's 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
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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. outside local hospitals tonight, crowds waited to donate blood. after a day of horror, many egyptians now fearful about what might come next. 0 rla orla guerin, bbc news, cairo. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. zimbabwe's new president, emmerson mnangagwa, has appealed to the international community to re—engage with his country, as it tries to rebuild its shattered economy. he was speaking after being sworn into office. mr mnangagwa also praised his predecessor robert mugabe who was forced to stand down after ruling the country for 37 yea rs. the united nations says four peacekeepers have been killed
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and several injured in two separate attacks in mali. in the first attack, three peacekeepers from niger died when they came under fire near menaka in the west of mali. several extremist groups operate in the country, all of them linked to al-qaeda. argentine president mauricio macri has promised that an inquiry into the disappearance of a navy submarine will know the truth of what happened. he said it was important to know why the vessel that went missing last week had apparently suffered an explosion. the parents of the woman murdered by oscar pistorius say they finally have justice for their daughter, after a court in south africa extended the prison sentence imposed on the former athlete. judges agreed with the state's argument that his original sentence of six years was shockingly light.
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he'll now serve 13 years and five months for killing reeva steenkamp. a tiger which broke out of a circus in paris has been shot dead. members of the public phoned the emergency services around 6am in the evening to say the animal was loose near the river seine in the west of the city. the tiger‘s owners shot it near the gariliano bridge. you can keep up to date all with the latest news, business and sport on the bbc website. for reaction and analysis from around the world, including updated live pages, reports from correspondents based in over 80 international locations, and eye witness accounts. go to more now on events in zimbabwe, and the inauguration of the new president. our africa editor, fergal keane, reports from harare. if there had been a roof, they would have raised it. 60,000 voices.
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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 once cowed people. the military triggered the events that brought the mugabe era to an end, and the traditional chiefs who had fully expected to see him die in power. instead, a man who, a week ago, was hiding in exile, fearing for his life, arrived to claim the presidency. so help me god. cheering and applause you can hear the 21—gun salute. emmerson mnangagwa, right behind me, is the new president of zimbabwe,
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and what an extraordinary moment this is. he has the backing of the international community now, the backing of his army, and the goodwill of his own people. these are gifts he will squander at his peril. the new president was once a loyal comrade of robert mugabe. and, in power, he helped 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 of a break with the painful past. 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 thus humbly appeal to all of us, that we let bygones be bygones. gladly embracing each other in defining a new destiny of our beloved 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. it was excellent. he promised usjobs, jobs, jobs, and also peace in the country. peace is the fundamental thing for any country to develop. this man is a farmer who lost his land, but now helps to train young black farmers. he's been involved in breaking the law and we are very very concerned that he won't come back to the rule of law.
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what we need in this country is the rule of law, and only time will tell if he believes in the rule of law or not. this woman 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 of them in my house but, now that mugabe is gone and we are free, i can express myself as an activist as much as possible. if you were looking for an indication of a change of mood in the country, listen to this — the moment the crowd booed the chief of police. booing this is really 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 were listening. what would they do now, i asked their leader? theirjob was done, they were going back to barracks, said general chiwenga.
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scepticism isjustified, but the people are tired of the old way. they cheered for freedom. today, at least, was no one—party party. fergal keane, bbc news, harare. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. an international study has found no clear link between prison overcrowding and the number of inmates taking their own lives. the researchers concluded that the best way to reduce prison suicides would be to improve inmates‘ access to psychiatric care. 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 injuly. police in somerset say a man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a 96—year—old d—day
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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 european council says he needs to see more progress from the uk within ten days before brexit talks can move onto a future trade deal with the eu. donald tusk was speaking following a meeting with theresa may in brussels, who insisted there was a very positive atmosphere at the discussions. 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.
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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 4 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
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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 who are worried about brexit say they fear most.
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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. the metropolitan police have said an incident in central london, which led to two underground stations being evacuated, was caused by an altercation between two men. 16 people were injured in the rush to leave oxford circus tube station after some passengers thought they heard gunshots. here's our home affairs correspondent, june kelly. it was just after liz30pm when the alarm was raised. there were reports of two bangs which sounded like gunshots at oxford circus tube station. this was an alert on one of london's most crowded streets in the rushhour on black friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year. hundreds of people were left frightened and confused
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as they were told to get off the street and take refuge in nearby shops. people who did appear to know what may have happened said they thought they heard a gunshot, and i think you could just 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 the incident was terrorist related and they were working alongside colleagues from british transport police. but then came news that the met‘s counterterrorism command were not getting involved. you need to move away, 0k? it's closed. the police also said there was no evidence of shots fired or any trace of casualties or suspects. amid the mayhem, the selfridge's department store, which is at the other end of oxford street, was evacuated. just after 6pm the whole area
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was declared safe and people were allowed to leave buildings where they had sought shelter. june kelly, bbc news. this is bbc news. the headlines: egypt says it has carried out air strikes against suspected militants behind an attack on a mosque in sinai which left more than 230 people dead. zimbabwe's new president has urged the international community to re—engage with his country, as it tries to rebuild its shattered economy. black friday has been and gone, but this year it seems that most of the bargains have been snapped up online. it's thought that british shoppers have spent more than £2.5 billion in just one day, but not all retailers are happy. emma simpson reports from 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 —
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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,
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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. fly tipping is on the rise and if you want to remove your rubbish legally it can be costly.
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criminal gangs have now 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. as dan johnson reports, it costs local authorities £58 million a year. 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 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
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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 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.
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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 more help to stop this. it‘s his land, his clear—up bill. 0n 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
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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. tom baker has made a surprise return to the tardis to film an episode of dr who that was abandoned almost a0 years ago. strike action at the bbc meant studio scenes were never completed. now, the 83 year old actor has donned his trademark stripy scarf once more to complete the story. a dr 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.
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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 dr who. it was life for me. tom baker, proving you don‘t have to be a time lord to travel back to the 1970s. cricket now and day three of the ashes first test is underway at the gabba in brisbane. and it‘s been a good start for england. australia batsman shaun marsh had been making a career comeback of sorts making a half—century but soon after play began he was bowled out by england‘s stuart board for 51. that wicket, ended a 99 run partnership between captain steve smith and marsh. tim paine replaced marsh for australia and soon got off the mark reaching the boundary for four. the latest score after it visit
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stands at australia 200 —— 202—6. lots more as always on our website and you can keep up with this cricket score as well. we are on twitter if you want to get in touch. let‘s get the latest weather prospects now with stav danaos. hello, there. it‘s going to be cold this weekend, that‘s for sure, but many places will stay dry and see plenty of sunshine, so if you wrap up it won‘t be that bad. plenty of showers though in the north and west. certainly overnight plenty of showers across the north—west of the uk, with wintriness mixed in, some cumulating snow over the hills, and that will lead to an ice problem in many northern and western areas to start saturday morning. it really will be a cold and frosty start. the wind will be a feature on saturday. that will make it feel colder than it actually is, and there‘ll be plenty of showers to start saturday morning.
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even longer spells of rain perhaps across the north and north—east of scotland and into the northern isles, here with gale force winds as well. wintry showers into northern ireland and down on the north—west england. snow again on the hills. some of these showers running through the cheshire gap, in towards the midlands already at 9am on saturday morning. plenty of sunshine in the east and south—east, but still a few showers running into west wales, cornwall and devon, so you get the picture. it really will be a cold start, but some areas seeing lots of sunshine. in fact, central, southern and eastern parts will stay dry all day. lots of sunshine, where showers continue in the northern and western areas, again with snow on the hills. quite blustery as well, with those strong north—west winds. values of 3—7 celsius. add on the wind and it will feel even colder than that. but at least you have the sunshine to compensate further south and east. that‘s the area of low pressure bringing the gale force winds to the far north—east of the uk. that slowly moves away and we start to see the influence of this area
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of high pressure from the west. then the weather system moves in during sunday night. it looks like with that influence of high pressure the showers will ease down somewhat. fewer showers in western areas on sunday. a few, with wintriness over high ground, but emphasis on dry and bright weather in northern, central and eastern areas before things turn cloudier across the west, with the arrival of the weather system. another cold day. this weather system is hurtling across the uk on sunday night and by monday morning it will be across southern and eastern part of the uk. a brief surge of milder air with the rain as it runs across southern areas. behind it, though, sunshine and showers follow on, and again turning cold as arctic air pushes down from the north. double—figure values for a time on monday morning. see the orange colours move away and then a surge of arctic air returns across the uk pretty much throughout the rest of the week. this is bbc news, the headlines:
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the egyptian armed forces say they have launched air strikes against the militants they believe were responsible for friday‘s attack on a mosque in sinai, which killed at least 235 worshippers. they say they hit vehicles used by the suspected gunmen. zimbabwe‘s new president, emmerson mnangagwa, has told large crowds at his inauguration that he‘ll open the country up to the world. he urged those who‘ve imposed sanctions to reconsider. he said he would clamp down on corruption, and createjobs. the argentine president, mauricio macri, has ordered an investigation into what happened to a navy submarine that disappeared more than a week ago in the south atlantic. he said it was important to know why the vessel had apparently suffered an explosion. there were 44 crew members on board. now on bbc news, it‘s time for click. confronting an avatar on a computer
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screen has helped patients hearing voices to cope better with those hallucinations. a uk trialfound patients who received this therapy became less distressed and heard voices less often compare to those who had counselling instead. 0ur health correspondent james gallagher has more. threatening voices fill the heads of schizophrenia patients. a quarter of them can‘t even escape them with medication. a new experimental therapy is bringing patients face—to—face with their imaginary tormentors. you‘re rubbish. you're a waste of space. this avatar is being controlled by psychiatrists at the maudsley hospital in london. they‘ve worked with the patient to match the voice... you wouldn‘t say yes and you wouldn‘t say no either. you just tell me which is the best.
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..and the look of their hallucinations. patients then spent six sessions learning how to stand up to their avatar. tell him you don‘t want to hear this rubbish any more when he comes in with his usual statements. you're a waste of space. go away. you're pathetic. professor tom craig developed this and has done trials with 150 people. he said it produced rapid and lasting improvements,
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