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good afternoon. five people including three children have been killed after a stolen car crashed into a tree in leeds. officers were called to the meanwood area of the city last night. two 15—year—old boys are being held in custody on suspicion of dangerous driving. our correspondent alison freeman is at the scene. debris is still scattered across the road behind me. police have said they have informed the families of those who died but they are not confirming their identities at the moment. as you can see, police remaining at the scene, trying to establish exactly what happened here last night. officers said they were faced with the scene of complete carnage when they arrived here last night. the west yorkshire force said the stolen renault clio had crashed into this tree just before ten o'clock. five
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people lost their lives. the youngest of those who died was a 12—year—old boy. two other boys aged 15, and two other men in their 20s we re 15, and two other men in their 20s were also killed. it's not yet known if all of those who died had been travelling in the car when it crashed or if some had been walking along the road at the time. two other 15 —year—old boys have been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving. police are on the scene trying to work out what happened here last night. police are appealing for witnesses to what they are describing is a tragic accident, to come forward. the international trade secretary, liam fox, has said there can be no final decisions on the future of the irish border until britain and the european union have reached a trade agreement. brussels has given the uk until the 11th december to come up with proposals on the border and other key issues to allow brexit talks to progress to their next phase. our political correspondent chris mason reports. could this be the giant sticking
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point that stops the brexit talks moving on? the border between northern ireland and the republic, what will soon be the frontier between the uk and the eu. ireland insists it must remain open, almost invisible after brexit, or it could block the talks progressing. but one leading brexiteer in the cabinet said the negotiations need to move forward to discuss the future in order to sort this out. we cannot get a final answer to the irish question until we get an idea of the end state, and until we get into discussions with the european union on the end state that will be difficult, so the quicker we can do that the better. we are still in a position where the eu doesn't want
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to do that, and we are getting close 110w to do that, and we are getting close now to 2018 when we will be talking about next year when we leave the european union. the british government wants the uk to leave the customs union after brexit meaning oui’ customs union after brexit meaning our economy and the eu economy would be governed by different rules. some say that means it would be impossible not to have a more obvious border, and some... the way to stay the same on the island of ireland posts brexit is for the uk to ta ke ireland posts brexit is for the uk to take their red line off the table, but to stay in the customs union and single market gives what we have today — and invisible border, seamless trade, and it will help build and keep those relationships. labour says the government needs to be willing to be more flexible. what this government has done is ruled out remaining a member of the single market or a member of the single market or a member of the customs union. that is what they have said very clearly, that they will leave both of those institutions. we have not ruled those of the table. in just over a
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fortnight, it will be crunch time fortnight, it will be crunch time for the government. will the eu say yes to talking about the future? what happens along this 310 mile border will be central to how that question is answered. chris mason, bbc news. police could be given the power to crack down on the illegal use of drones, as part of proposed new legislation. owners of devices over a certain size will also be required to register with the authorities and sit safety awareness tests. the measures are included in the draft drone bill, which will be published next spring. joe lynam reports. once the preserve of enthusiasts, nowadays drones are everywhere. they‘ re cheaper, lighter, and can do a lot more than just hover in the air. many prototype drones are being developed to work where it might be dangerous for humans. they can fly into water, for example, and propel themselves back out. these drones can be used on oil rigs to fix cables
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in treacherous conditions. and that's the kind of application that the aviation minister wants industry to tap into. we've looked at the drones today, which can help in the construction industry, in the mining industry, on offshore oil rigs, and what's really exciting is actually they can do the jobs which actually put people at risk, so hopefully it will help on safety as well. and to prevent drones getting too close to airports and prisons, the proposed drone bill could mean that owners of drones weighing more than 250 grams will need to register and do a test. they will also be banned from flying near airports or higher than 120 metres, or 400 feet. police will get new powers to seize unmanned aerial vehicles. dji is one of the biggest drone manufacturers in the world. could these new rules hit their sales? it could. but we have already implemented many of the things we have seen the government now proposing, so we don't believe that it will.
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and we believe, as an industry, that anyone flying a drone should take proportionate measures for safety. with the christmas rush well under way, some have predicted that drones will be one of the biggest sellers this winter. soon, though, new owners won't simply be allowed to open the box and fly them straightaway. joe lynam, bbc news. indonesia has put out a red alert and is warning airlines to avoid flying near a volcano on the island of bali. mount agung has been spewing out smoke and volcanic ash thousands of metres into the sky, and there are fears it could soon erupt for the first time in more than 50 years. the archbishop of york, john sentamu, has resumed wearing his clerical dog collar, ten years after saying he wouldn't wear one until zimbabwe's president robert mugabe resigned. in 2007, the archbishop dramatically cut up his old dog collar during a bbc interview. he's now put on a new one, saying mugabe should apologise
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for taking a prosperous country to the brink of ruin. australia are closing in on winning the first ashes test against england. after a small batting collapse, england were bowled out this morning for 195 in their second innings, setting the hosts just 170 to win. the home side finished day four on 114 without loss needing just 56 to complete the victory. andy swiss reports from brisbane. they left the field knowing victory was just a matter of time. with bat, and earlier with ball, it was australia's day, as england's hopes soon faded. mark stoneman snicking nathan lyon before an action replay, as dawid malan followed suit. captain joe root got to 50, but no further. the next ball, leg before. had his team's chances gone with him? well, not quite, as moeen ali briefly swung the momentum back england's way. but on 40, controversy.
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australia thought they'd stumped him, but had they? anything behind the line, he was ok. it was agonisingly close, but after an age, he was out. jonny bairstow battled on, but when he swished straight down peter hanscomb's throat, the end was nigh. england lost their last four wickets in a flash, and australia needed just 170 to win. england huddled in hope of something special, but it didn't materialise, as cameron bancroft and david warner ruthlessly set about the run chase. both reached half centuries by the close, leaving the visitors demoralised and all but defeated. yes, a difficult day for england on the pitch and a difficult day off it too. the england and wales cricket board say they have spoken tojonny ba i rstow board say they have spoken tojonny bairstow after reports he was involved in an incident in a bar in perth at the start of the tour four
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weeks ago. the bbc understands he was having a drink in the same bar as the australian player cameron ba ncroft as the australian player cameron bancroft when at one point in the evening "their heads met" although it is understood the players left amicably. the ecb released a statement saying there's been no report of any incident from the venue, security or police and no injury reported, but they say they will follow up with the england management after this test match. with the ongoing controversy surrounding ben stokes, this is not the sort of thing they need right 110w. the sort of thing they need right now. indeed, thank you very much. that's it. the next news on bbc one is at 5.55pm. bye for now. hello, you are watching the bbc news
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channel with me, nicholas owen. as we've been reporting, drones could be banned from flying near airports or above 400 feet under new laws being proposed by the government. owners would also have to sit safety awareness tests, and police would be given greater powers to seize drones, which may have been used in criminal activity. earlier i spoke to christian struwe, head of european policy at one of the world's biggest drone manufacturers, dji. we are talking about drones of a certain size, by the way, not the christmas present sort of ones. and i also spoke to assistant chief constable serena kennedy, the national police chiefs' council lead officer on drones. i started by asking her if new laws will make a difference in cracking down on the illegal use of drones. we are keen to work across government with the agencies affected by the misuse of drones to understand how we can implement this legislation and how to make a difference to us in policing. because we have different extremes.
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we have people using drones in an anti—social way that causes demand for us in terms of policing, but we also have people who are using them for serious criminality. we hope through this legislation is that we can encourage people to own drones responsibly and use them responsibly, so that we can concentrate on those people that are using them in that serious criminal way. in a moment we will talk to an expert about what they can be used for, but from your point of view, particularly when used for direct criminal activity, this is the stuff of science fiction a few years ago, but it is a reality you face, isn't it? we're seeing an increased use in drones in a criminal manner, and one of the ways they're being used is flying items into prison. we hope this legislation will help
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us tackle this criminality. let's talk to christian struwe, head of european policy at one of the world's biggest drone manufacturers, dji. thank you forjoining us. drones for many people have come almost from nowhere in a very short time. it's true, you can say the drone industry has exploded in the past five years, it has gone from something being specialised for hobbyists to being a high—street off—the—shelf product that is used for many positive uses as well as the more negative ones we hear about. but the negative ones can be serious. talking to a police leader there about criminal use, but there is the business of endangering aeroplanes. certainly, and nobody wants to see drones being used either for criminal purposes
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or for endangering aeroplanes. we are building in technology into our drones that allow them to stay away from airfields and don't go into heights where you normally see civil air traffic. we're also working on different technology to keep drones out of prison, for instance. you could have a situation where airliners carry anti—drone equipment, and perhaps prisons could be protected in some cyber way? that could be one way. any drone today is equipped with gps, as long as we know the cooridinates of airports and prisons and places we don't want them, we can programme that into drones and they cannot fly into there. if you are determined enough and you are criminal, there are ways around that, but that is where policing comes into it. there are technological advances that can help you as well, but criminals will always
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try to stay ahead of you? absolutely, and that's why we have to keep working with industry to stop drones being used in a criminal manner. do you have experience of people who have sent up drones near aeroplanes, is that generally an accidental thing that happens or are the people trying to do something horribly dangerous? at the moment from my perspective i would say it is people using them in an irresponsible way without understanding the consequences. and that's why we are really keen with this legislation to encourage that responsible ownership and use. you will only get people to sign up for courses who are legitimate, that is always the central problem with this sort of thing. that is the purpose of the consultation period, to understand the impact of the legislation, and how do we police it. the registration in terms of the requirement to register drones in the same way
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you register your vehicle is a way forward for us to start to tackle this problem. and this industry, the government talked last week about technology and all the things we would want to encourage in this country, it is exploding in the best possible sense. it is. we're seeing countless uses of drones for positive purposes. unfortunately the only thing that seems to make the headlines is when we see dangerous use of drones. as i said, nobody has the interest of using them for anything negative, so we really want to promote stricter penalties for people who deliberately break laws, as well as encourage everyone who has positive use of drones to speak out about it. if one looks ahead, we have heard about delivery of goods, giants like amazon talking about doing it. are they actually doing it at the moment in some parts of the world?
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there are regulatory challenges and technological challenges preventing us from going there yet. i'm sure we'll get there, but it is not right round the corner. that was a representative from one of the big drone manufacturers, and i was speaking to assistant chief co nsta ble i was speaking to assistant chief constable serena kennedy as well. the headlines on bbc news... two fifteen—year—olds are in police custody after five people died when a stolen car crashed in leeds. drone users will be required to take safety awareness tests after a number of near—misses with aircraft. ireland's eu commissioner says dublin will play tough to the end over its threat to veto brexit talks moving on to discuss trade. pakistan's government has called on the army to restore order in the capital,
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islamabad, after violence broke out during protests by islamists. the demonstrators want a government minister, who they accuse of blasphemy, to be sacked. the violence in islamabad has reportedly led to several deaths and around 200 people being injured at faizabad interchange — a key highway in the city. anbarasan ettirajan reports. islamabad, the capital city of pakistan, turned into a battle zone. police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the islamists. but they came prepared and responded with stones and bricks. several police vans were set on fire. many injured were taken to hospital. at one point the police had to retreat as hundreds more demonstrators turned up. after failing to disperse the islamists, the
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government has asked the military to restore order in islamabad. the islamists have been blocking a key highway for weeks, demanding the sacking of a government minister whom they accuse of blasphemy. the protesters are defiant. translation: we're protesting against the operation, the cruel action the government is carrying out against the lawful demand regarding our holy prophet made by scholars and our leaders in islamabad. we curse the government, and demand is that the operation should be stopped with immediate effect. as the protests spread, they represent a direct challenge to the governing pakistan muslim league. they also illustrate the government's difficulty in dealing with the gaining popularity of religious extremism among some sections of society. i'm joined from islamabad
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by our correspondent haroon rashid. thank you forjoining us. what is behind this? what is the offence being caused? well, you know, pakistan will have general elections next year and as preparations for that, the government with several other political parties recently passed some amendments into the electoral laws. one of the laws related to a declaration a candidate makes before contesting elections before the election commission in which he declares that he believes in the finality of the prophet muhammad. that declaration was slightly changed, there was a change of wording. instead of i declare, it
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was written that i believe. which created all this uproar. the parliament picked it up quite early and within the week new legislation was passed and business day, which the government says is a clerical mistake, was corrected. but this small religious group which came into being only last year says there was a big agenda behind the change and the minister must go. any chance he will be dismissed? so far the government has strongly resisted this demand, saying it will open a floodgate of similar demands by other groups which would come to islamabad and start demanding the resignation of ministers. they believe there is a hidden agenda behind this group which wants to dismantle this government, which is already under a lot of pressure is
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because prime minister nawaz sharif had to step down because of corruption allegations and still faces charges. at the moment now that pakistan's military for the first time has come into action, the army chief has met the prime minister only a couple of hours back and they have decided they will give negotiations another chance, so there is hope that maybe in the coming days the issue would not be central to negotiations. coming days the issue would not be centralto negotiations. thank coming days the issue would not be central to negotiations. thank you, haroon rashid. officials in china say two people have been killed and dozens injured in a big explosion at a factory. it happened in the port city of ningbo, south of shanghai. windows more than a kilometre away were reportedly shattered by the blast. robin brant reports. local reports on social media say gas canisters may be to blame. pictures emerged showing construction workers carrying people away with blast damaged buildings behind them. pakistan's of mike has called on the army to restore police say they do not
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know what the cause was, and they are investigating. the port city of ningbo is best known for its automotive manufacturing, and is home to geely, the chinese owner of volvo. the explosion happened in an area which is mostly industrial and nonresidential. "leave no one behind" is the theme for this year's un campaign to end violence against women. thousands have been taking to the streets around the world to mark the international day. france has vowed to introduce new measures protecting women, while in italy hundreds were invited to speak in the lower house of parliament. virginia langeberg has more. united and unsilenced — more than 2,000 women on the streets to ensure female solidarity. this demonstration was initially barred by turkish police. the women openly denouncing the government's gender policies, and say they will remain on the streets for
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as long as they can. around the world, anti—violence campaigners were making their voices heard, with marches on the streets of paris, and in lisbon, to remember the 470 women who have died as a result of domestic violence in portugal since 2003. and in italian parliament, a historicalfirst — 1,300 female victims even the floor to speak uncensored. —— give them the floor. among them, a doctor attacked and raped by a patient. translation: i managed to present myself here today because i am alive. i want to underline that i did not and do not feel ashamed of what happened to me. while i was being violently gripped by my attacker, i thought about all women who suffer all kinds of violence in italy as well as in the world. her courage and that of many others welcomed by the speaker of the house. translation: it is no longer
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the time to stay quiet about it. silence kills. it is speaking that saves. that is why today i want to give the floor to you. sentiment echoed in france, where president emmanuel macron announced a raft of new measures to try to combat the problem, including a minimum age of 15 to consent for sex — currently the country has no such law. translation: there is no room for complacency or excuses because it is our responsibility as a republic, france should no longer be one of those countries where women live in fear. it was officially the international day for the elimination of violence against women. today was their day. the hope is tomorrow and thereafter the message carries through. the people of honduras are casting
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their votes to decide who will be elected as president of ex—former careers. the current president is the first candidate in hondurans' recent history to run for re—election after a law prohibiting a president from serving more than one term was controversially change two years ago. it has led to fears of u nrest two years ago. it has led to fears of unrest on polling day. heavy security as ballot boxes begin to arrive with people heading to the polling stations to pick their next president. soldiers overseeing an election date where one candidate has proven divisive. the current president has held the post since 2014 and is the favourite for re—election, but the election has been controversial. until recently residents could only serve a single term, then a year after he took
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office the hondurans supreme court change the rules. his main rival is atv change the rules. his main rival is a tv anchorman turned politician who campaigned hard against overturning the one term rule. nevertheless, opinion polls suggest that mr hernandez could be elected for a second term. his stance on violent crime has been widely popular. last year he sent gang leaders to newly built prisons, pa rt gang leaders to newly built prisons, part of a wider plan to take back control of honduras' jails in a country with one of the highest murder rates in the world. more than 6 million people are eligible to vote in a system which sees the winner decided afterjust a single round. sailors from the royal navy have been performing the famous changing the guard ceremony outside buckingham palace in london for the first time in its 350 year history. the ceremony involves one set of
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cards, the old guard, handing over the responsibility of protecting the parel is and stjames palace to another set of guards, the new guard. the manoeuvres outside the queen's official residence are usually carried out by a regiment from the army, as our correspondent jane—frances kelly explains. people from all around the world witnessed this historic event. the royal navy for the first time undertook the ceremonial duties, normally undertaken by one of five footguard regiments that form part of the army's household division. lieutenant commander steve elliott is believed to be the first captain of the queen's guard from the royal navy since sir walter raleigh during the reign of elizabeth the first. he explained why they are undertaking these duties now. it is a great opportunity for the royal navy in what has been termed the year of the royal navy, to add to the capstone is in
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everything we have had on to coincide with the formal commissioning of hms queen elizabeth. my team have worked really hard to get ready for it. it is not something we are perhaps traditionally famous for, but the guys have worked really hard and hopefully we will put on a good show. able seaman alex stacey, who only joined the service injanuary, said it was an extremely proud moment. i onlyjoined up injanuary, i finished all of my training injuly. still very new in the navy, so it is definitely a great honour and privilege to do something like this. they will be undertaking further duties at st james palace, the tower of london and tomorrow at windsor castle. what about the weather over the next
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few days? susan powelljoins us from the what about the weather over the next few days? susan powelljoins us from the weather what about the weather over the next few days? susan powelljoins us from the weather studio. ina word, the weather studio. in a word, nick, cold. briefly milder overnight into first thing on monday but another chilly day. the best of trends across eastern england, further west, more cloud ahead of a weather system that will come into play through the ceiling is overnight. dry weather in the east, showers in the westwood should senedd. chilly with more cloud around in the west than yesterday. this weather system through the evening, northern ireland and scotland, is no for the higher ground, heavy rain across north—west england and wales. —— sum is no. milder and generally frost free first thing on monday. aside from eastern scotland, surmise here first thing on monday. the weather front could bring very intense rain
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for a while during the monday morning rush hour before it dies off into the channel, then we are left with a north—westerly breeze comedies and sunshine at times but also showers. temperatures to the southin also showers. temperatures to the south in double figures for a while. that is the last time you will see those in the week ahead.


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