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the headlines: police appealfor police appeal for witnesses after five people died when a stolen car hit a tree in leeds. drone owners will be required to take safety awareness tests as part of plans to crack down on dangerous use of the devices. ireland threatens to veto brexit talks moving on to trade, u nless brexit talks moving on to trade, unless the uk comes up with plans to prevent a hard border. a warning to airlines about the danger of volcanic in the skies close to the indonesian island of bali. also in the next hour, for the first time, sailors from the royal navy perform the changing the guard ceremony outside buckingham palace. and cricket, australia are on the verge of victory at the end of day four in the first ashes test in brisbane. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news.
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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, to stonegate road just before 10pm. two boys aged 15 are in custody. our correspondent alison freeman has more. officers said they were faced with a scene of complete carnage when they arrived here last night. the west yorkshire force said a stolen renault clio had crashed into this tree just before ten o'clock. five people lost their lives. the youngest of those who died was a 12—year—old boy. two other boys aged 15, and two men aged 2a and 28 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
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the road at the time. two other 15—year—old boys have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. the major collision inquiry team is at the scene, trying to work out exactly what happened here last night. police are appealing for witnesses, to what they are describing as a tragic accident, to come forward. the head of armed policing and his deputy are understood to be suspended by police scotland amid allegations of criminal conduct and gross misconduct. on friday assista nt gross misconduct. on friday assistant chief constable bernard higgins was also suspended. this is the latest in a series of suspensions of senior officers in the uk‘s second largest police force. bbc scotland understands the allegations are connected to a wider criminal investigation. 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 fourth of december to come up with proposals on the border,
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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 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 says the negotiations need to move forward to discuss the future in order to sort this out. we can't 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 very difficult. so the quicker we can do that, the better, and we're still in a position where the eu doesn't want to do that. 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 what's known as the single market and the customs union after brexit, meaning our economy and the eu economy would be governed by different rules.
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some say that means it'll be impossible not to have a more obvious border, and so... the way to stay the same on the island of ireland as it is today post—brexit is for at least the uk to take their red line off the table, but to stay in the customs union and single market gives us what we have today, an 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 it's ruled out remaining 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 off the table. we've said they are still options. in just over a fortnight, it'll be crunch time for the government.
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will the eu say yes to talking about the future? what happens along this sio—mile border will be central to how that question is answered. chris mason, bbc news. a police officeris in a stable condition in hospital after being seriously injured after a van was driven at him in liverpool. it happened in the norris green area of the city after a number of officers tried to stop the vehicle. merseyside police have called the incident a "despicable attack" and say a man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. 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 have to register with the authorities and sit safety awareness tests. the measures are included in the draft drone bill to be published next spring. once the preserve of enthusiasts, nowadays drones are everywhere. they‘ re cheaper, lighter,
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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 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
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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. 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. we can speak with an aviation security analyst, julian bray. let
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me ask you, what do you think is the necessity for this legislation? i have long advocated that we ought to have this, because drones are easily available, one of the biggest sellers for christmas stockings this year, you can even buy a little miniature ones like this one, this little drone, which sits in the palm of your hand, will pick up a fine simm card and could be flown over the walls of a prison. —— a phone sim card. there is a need for legislation. not before time. we have done well to promote a drone code, but we need to go further.m terms of legislation, you can find people and imprison them for offences, if they are involved in criminal activity anyway, the actual offence will be committed and you are dealing with the aftermath and not preventing it. yes, because it isa not preventing it. yes, because it is a deterrent... there is
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imprisonment of possibly five years if you use a drone, or endanger aircraft, another use for this legislation, you have got to protect airports, the details are not terribly clear, we hope they will put some clarity in there, geo— fencing perhaps, a drone stop from flying into a prohibitive area. all of these are technicalities that need to be ironed out, the legislation is welcomed. what about hobbyists, saying that this is a sledgehammer to crack a nut, why are we being caught up in this?m sledgehammer to crack a nut, why are we being caught up in this? if you area we being caught up in this? if you are a hobbyist and fond of your drone, you will not mind registering it and setting a very simple test. it would mean you fully understand the instructions that come with it. and the responsibilities, that is terribly important. the miniature drone i showed you has an age of
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terribly important. the miniature drone i showed you has an age 01:14 and a half years on the box, clearly, this could do some damage to somebody. of the sleek, training is required, and i think we all have to look at this. it is a question of proportionality, we can understand the stories and worries there are about it, clearly quite legitimate worry about the risk of endangering aircraft. but is the mechanism that is being used the one most appropriate for dealing with the problem, what about the alternative, simply restricting sales. problem, what about the alternative, simply restricting saleslj problem, what about the alternative, simply restricting sales. i don't think you can restrict sales, that is the problem, these things are coming in, vast container loads from china, on every high street, every hobbyist shop. you can pick up a drone. a few years ago you would have said you would have professional drones, now, the cost of production has cut so much that they can be purchased as a christmas present, and it will not affect your bank balance. finally, do you think there is a dilemma for government in
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this, on one hand, talking about wanting to be a centre of excellence for the technology and on the other, clearly worried about some of the risks that come with that technology. how do you strike that balance? very good question, also, the time when this particular legislation is due to come in and be presented is the time that brexit will be an issue, we are hoping it goes through and the police have the powers they need and the regulators get all the powers. there are powers under navigational, anybody endangering an aircraft can look at at least five years in prison. thank you very much forjoining us. egyptian officials say gunmen who killed more than 300 people during an attack on a mosque in sinai were carrying the flag of the group which calls itself islamic state. no one has claimed responsibility yet, but egypt's military says it's conducted air strikes in response. here's our middle east correspondent orla guerin. warplanes take to the skies bound for northern sinai.
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president sisi has promised egypt will avenge its martyrs. the army says air strikes destroyed weapons stockpiles and vehicles used by the militants who attacked the mosque. it still stands, but is now a monument to sorrow. in the general hospital in ismailiyah, one of the young survivors. suleiman is 13. he was shot twice, in the hand and the leg. and he's not the only casualty in his family. in the bed nearby, his 17—year—old cousin, eid, also shot twice, once in the back. his mother is looking to god to punish those who brought such torment. translation: i hope their hearts will be burned just like ours. the women have all become widowed. there are no men left. they are all gone. here, doctors consoling ahmed saleem, who made it out alive without two of his brothers and two of their children. they are all gone.
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here, doctors consoling ahmed saleem, who made it out alive without two of his brothers and two of their children. "there was shooting," he said. "people just started running." "some jumped out of the window." "it is like i fell into a coma." "god saved some of us, but others lost their lives." loss on this scale has brought shock, uncertainty, and fear. the village of bir al—abd has been robbed of a quarter of its men. for now, at least, egyptians seem united in grief. orla guerin, bbc news. the archbishop of york, john sentamu, has put his clerical dog collar back on,
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ten yea rs 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 for taking a prosperous country to the brink of ruin. do you know, andrew, i could attempt to put this one bag, or, i could try to put this one bag, or, i could try to put this one bag, or, i could try to put them all together, using superglue... it to put them all together, using superglue. .. it would to put them all together, using superglue... it would be a pretty ropey collar. and i think the lesson for zimbabwe is the same. they cannot just try to stitch it for zimbabwe is the same. they cannotjust try to stitch it up. something more radical, something you need to happen in terms of the rule of law, allowing people to get jobs because 90% of people are out of work. they can'tjust jobs because 90% of people are out of work. they can't just stitch jobs because 90% of people are out of work. they can'tjust stitch it up. i need a new collar. million—dollar question, will you put a collar back on again? andrew,
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i promise, when robert mugabe goes, i will put it on, so i have no choice but to put it back on. absolutely. robert mugabe has gone. the new president has got to remember, something more new than just sticking things back together must be done. indonesia has put out a red alert, 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 headlines: five people, including three children, have been killed after a stolen car struck a tree in leeds. the international trade secretary, liam fox, says the future of the irish border cannot be resolved until the united kingdom and the eu have reached a trade agreement. drones could be banned from flying near airports, or above 400 feet, at least 19 civilians
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are reported to have been killed in more syrian government attacks on a rebel—held enclave on the outskirts of damascus. activists monitoring the conflict say towns in the eastern ghouta district have been subjected to air strikes and artillery fire and conditions for the enclave's 400,000 people are dire. with me is alanjohnston, our middle east a nalyst. what is the military situation? what a large area, on the eastern edge of damascus, a tract of towns and villages and farmland, home to hundreds of thousands of people, but very much in rebel hands, all through the syrian war. besieged by syrian government forces and their allies. in recent weeks we have seen the government forces step up their pressure on the enclave, carrying
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outair pressure on the enclave, carrying out air strikes and other attacks and more of the same today, various sources talking about air strikes beginning sunday morning, and heavy artillery fire, looks to be three or four areas within the east that were targeted, and there have been these civilian casualties, part of a pattern we have seen in recent weeks. even allowing for the people who have died or been injured because of our attacks, easy movie if it is under siege, the humanitarian situation must be getting terrifying? it is absolutely dire, this area under siege for a long time but for years it was relatively easy for smugglers to come and go, bringing supplies, trading across the front lines, using a network of tunnels. in the course of the summer, july, august, government forces tightened their grip on the perimeter, after that, the human terrain situation, the supply of food and medicine got very much more difficult. just last week,
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we had a world food programme report that spelt out how bad things are, saying that people in some cases had been reduced to eating animal fodder and even garbage. school children, teachers, fainting. fainting at school. reports that four people died of starvation. the un boss talked about the east being the epicentre of suffering in syria at the moment. it might surprise people that an area that is relatively close to the capital at a time and we have heard so much about russian air support, for the syrian regime, possibly the balance of the war was shifting in, bashar al—assad's prospects of staying seem to be increasing, that this area has held out for so long and the syrian military have not been able to retain it. no question, for many months, the syrian government,
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thanks to russia, has been in the ascendancy, making important progress in many areas but the fact is that this area east of ghouta the edge of damascus has held out, and you can imagine the government will be concerned about that degree of rebel powell, right on the edge of the capital, certainly the rebels launch attacks into the capital, you can imagine that the government is intent on putting whatever pressure it can on this rebel area, but the rebels hold out. pakistan's government has called on the army to restore order in the capital, 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,
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pakistan's capital city, 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 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
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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. 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. england is facing defeat in the first ashes test, after a disappointing day with both bat and ball in brisbane. they started the day with a slender lead and 8 wickets in hand, but were bowled out forjust 195. captainjoe root the top scorer with a half—century, but australia's target was just 170. at the close of play the hosts were 114 for a loss of no wickets. they need just 56 runs tomorrow to secure a convincing victory. meanwhile, off the field,
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the ecb say they've spoken to wicket keeper jonny bairstow, following reports that he headbutted the australian batsman, cameron bancroft during a night out in perth at the beginning of the tour. our sports correspondent, andy swiss has more on that from brisbane. difficult day for england on the pitch and a difficult day off it, the england and wales cricket board say they have spoken withjonny ba i rstow say they have spoken withjonny bairstow after reports that he was involved in an incident in a bar in perth. at the start of the tour for weeks ago. he was having a drink in the same bar as the australian player cameron brannagan of when at one point in the evening, quote, there are heads met, although it is understood the players left amicably. the ecb have released a statement saying there has been no report of any incident from the
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venue, security or police, nothing reported but they will follow up with england management after this test match. with the ongoing controversy surrounding ben stokes, this is not exactly the sort of thing they need right now. a 39—year—old man has been charged with aggravated burglary and the attempted murder of a d—day veteran. ninety—six—year—oldjim booth was seriously injured in an attack at his home in taunton, somerset. joseph isaacs will appear in court on monday. more than 20 people have been hurt after part of a nightclub floor collapsed in tenerife. it happened in the town of playa de las americas, which is popular with tourists. the injuries included broken legs, ankle sprains and bruises. cubans have marked the first anniversary of the death of their former revolutionary leader fidel castro. students gathered on saturday at the university of havana, in the grounds of the college, where fidel castro was taught as a law student. the event was led by cuba's vice president. sailors from the royal navy have
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been performing the famous changing the guard ceremony outside buckingham palace in london for the first time in its three—hundred—and—fifty year history. —— 350 year history. the ceremony involves one set of guards, the old guard, handing over the responsibility of protecting buckingham palace and st james's palace to another set of guards, the new guard. the manoeuvres 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 footguards 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 for the royal navy since sir walter raleigh,
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during the reign of elizabeth first. he explained why they are undertaking these duties now. great opportunity for the royal navy in what has been termed the year of the royal navy, a capstone to everything we have had, and coinciding with the formal commissioning of hms queen elizabeth. my team have worked really ha rd elizabeth. my team have worked really hard to get ready for it, not something we are traditionally famous for, marching, in the navy, but the guys have worked really hard and we hope to put on a good show. able seaman alex stacy, who only joined the service injanuary, said it was an extremely proud moment. joined the service injanuary, said it was an extremely proud momentlj onlyjoined up it was an extremely proud momentlj only joined up in january, it was an extremely proud momentlj onlyjoined up injanuary, i finished all of my training injuly, so finished all of my training injuly, so it is still very new in the navy, so so it is still very new in the navy, so it is still very new in the navy, so it is still very new in the navy, so it isa so it is still very new in the navy, so it is a great honour and privilege to be able to do something like this. and they will be
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undertaking further duties at st james' park less, the tower of london, and, tomorrow, at windsor castle. i wonder what the weather prospects are for the rest of the country. these and sunshine across eastern england today. milder weather moving in. only very briefly, that has been introducing more cloud to the west, and for northern ireland and scotland, very wet weather to finish the day, getting to the south by midnight, downpours across england and wales, heavy rain to the south of the uk by the time we get into monday morning. pretty unpleasant rush—hour to come, look at the temperatures, high at the end of the night than they have been in recent days, not pretty across southern
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counties, windy across the board, some of this rain very heavy, brighter skies following on behind, and a slightly milder feel. coming in from the west rather than the north, where we have picked up the chill. chance of wintry showers for scotla nd chill. chance of wintry showers for scotland and for wales, make the most of that little glimmer of something warmer on monday because we are back into the arctic air for the remainder of the week. hello, this is bbc news, the headlines. five people — including three children — have been killed after a stolen car struck a tree in leeds. two boys aged 15 have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. the international trade secretary, liam fox, has said the future of the irish border cannot be resolved until the united kingdom and the eu have reached a trade agreement. he ruled out the uk staying in the single market or the customs union. police will be given new powers to crack down on people who fly drones dangerously after a number of near—misses with aircraft. drone owners will also be required to take safety awareness tests.
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indonesia has issued its highest level aviation warning as a volcano on the island of bali spits out smoke and ash. there are fears that a full—scale eruption of mount agung is imminent. now on bbc news, it's time for the week in parliament. hello and welcome to the week in parliament, when the chancellor unveiled the contents of his budget box. i will assess if philip hammond has done enough to win over the doubters in his party. for the first time jeremy corbyn uses pmqs to challenge theresa may over brexit. the brexit secretary said he would guarantee free movement for bankers post—brexit.
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are there any other groups to whom the prime minister believes freedom of movement should apply? we have been absolutely clear. we will be introducing new immigration rules and we will take account of the needs of the british economy doing so. and calls on the government to do more to cut air pollution.
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