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more calls for president trump's state visit to the uk to be cancelled, as a twitter row intensifies. donald trump rebuked theresa may on twitter for saying he was wrong to share anti—muslim videos — but the home secretary's repeated the criticism. i think we all listen more carefully perhaps to criticism from our friends than from people who we don't have a relationship with. so i hope that the prime minister's comments will have some impact on the president. but amber rudd says the state visit will go ahead, and urged critics to remember the importance of the tra ns—atla ntic alliance. also this lunchtime... a sharp fall in immigration since britain voted to leave the eu, as net migration drops by almost a third. the chennai six freed after more than four years in an indian prison — one former soldier tells the bbc of his joy after an appeal against his conviction. cloud nine, woah! can't wait to get home. it's going to be like four christmases that i've missed rolled in one. it's going to be the best christmas
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my family could ever wish for. warnings from nhs leaders in england that they cannot meet waiting time targets next year because of funding. and hope for some of the eight million migraine sufferers in the uk after trials of new drugs. and coming up in the sport on bbc news, big sam is back. everton are set to announce the former england manager as their new boss to replace ronald koeman. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. there's been widespread condemnation in parliament of president trump, after he shared anti—muslim videos on twitter that had been posted by a british far right group. the home secretary amber rudd told
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mps that donald trump was wrong to spread the messages posted online by an organisation that seeks to divide communities. the row has prompted more calls for president trump's state visit to the uk to be cancelled. iain watson reports. i'd like to start by saying how delighted i am that as the leader of the free world you took the time to tweet out three of my videos on twitter today. this is jayda fransen, deputy leader of britain first, an organisation established by former members of the far right bmp. donald trump re—tweeted footage that a dutch man was attacked by a muslim. in fact, the assailant was born in the netherlands. all this while the prime minister was visiting countries in the middle east, where the majority of their populations are muslim. a spokesman said donald trump was wrong. she
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probably wasn't expecting a reaction quite like this. addressing the prime minister directly on twitter, the president said... there was widespread condemnation in parliament. this is how the home secretary reacted. president donald trump was wrong to re—tweet videos posted by far right group britain first. the unparalleled sharing of intelligence between our countries is vital. it is undoubtedly —— it has undoubtedly saved british lives. that is the bigger picture. i would urge people to remember that. using the president's preferred method of communication, communities secretary sajid javid was even more robust. labour say it was a strategic error
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ofa labour say it was a strategic error of a theresa may to have got so close, so quickly to the new us president at the start of this year. a state visit to the uk should not have been on the agenda. she should never have invited him within a few weeks of him being elected. every other american president has have to wait for years, they have had to settle down, and we have to be sure about who we are inviting, with the queen is inviting. the home secretary didn't seem certain about when he would come. an invitation for the visit has been extended and accept that, but the dates and precise arrangements have yet to be agreed. the prime minister has been backed into a corner. she wants a post brexit trade deal with the us, but she will face huge criticism at westminster if she hadn't distanced herself from a president who has in
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effect distributed british far right material to his 43 million followers on twitter. it is difficult to see how you can defuse a diplomatic, perhaps i should say on diplomatic i’ow perhaps i should say on diplomatic row like this. tensions between the two traditional transatlantic allies are rather more restrained than when president and prime first met. ian watson, bbc news. in a moment, we can cross to washington and our state department correspondent, barbara plett usher. but first, the reaction from westminster, and our assistant political editor, norman smith. he's the prime minister likely to bow to this pressure to cancel the visit? the short answer is no, she is not. this is despite the widespread anger among mps on all sides, some suggesting that the president is giving soccer, pandering to the far right britain first group. and despite also probably the genuine dismay and distaste in downing street for the president's conduct. the reason the
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visit will be cancelled is hard faced political reality. that reality is we cannot afford to compromise our relationship with the united states, particularly in the post brexit world, when we need those close ties if we are going to get those —— that trade deal we are so get those —— that trade deal we are so anxious to get those —— that trade deal we are so anxious to secure. get those —— that trade deal we are so anxious to secure. however, there isa so anxious to secure. however, there is a big but. it is this. do not expect that state visit to happen any time soon. if you listen to the home secretary in the commons twice she said, yes, we have issued an invitation, it has been accepted, but the date, the arrangements, no. that has not been agreed. people in government are quite clear they can put away their diaries, it will be happening soon. i surmise when the visit does eventually take place it would probably be on a wet and windy thursday morning in the middle of the school holidays when everybody is away. the state visit has not been cancelled, but don't expect it to happen any time soon. norman, thank you. and barbara plett usher
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is in washington. president trump's decision to re—tweet these videos has been roundly condemned here and elsewhere. what does he stand to gain from doing it? why does he do it? well, first of all in terms of the aftermath of it, his tweet about theresa may, it is consistent with his twitter padron and it is also consistent with his personality. e can't seem to help himself. he sees any criticism is personal and lashes out the matter what the international consequences. it is also part of his brand, he likes to speak bluntly. his followers believe he is speaking truth to power. in terms of the inflammatory videos, thatis terms of the inflammatory videos, that is also consistent with his national security policy. he sees migrants asa national security policy. he sees migrants as a threat, islam as a threat. he says europe is not dealing with either very well. look out america, that could happen here as well. we don't want that to
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happen. theresa may, look after your owfi happen. theresa may, look after your own backyard, don't bother with mine. all of those things are part of why he did what he did. in terms of why he did what he did. in terms of the relationship with britain and what has come out that from this tweet issue, that doesn't change the fa ct tweet issue, that doesn't change the fact there is strong bipartisan support for the transatlantic alliance. but it is a new low for the diplomatic and foreign policy community. their general reaction is, really, this is the fight you chose to pick you macro you pick a fight with our closest ally. enough is enough. thank you. net migration to the uk has seen its biggest fall on record. it dropped by almost a third — that's more than 100,000 — from june 2016 tojune this year. net migration is the difference between people coming to the uk for more than a year, and the number of people leaving the uk for a year or more. most of the fall is due to fewer people coming from other european union countries. richard lister has more. at the royal lancaster hotel in
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central london, more than half the employees are foreign nationals. most from the eu. they are at every level, from making the beds to running the business. there aren't enough british workers to fill the positions available. managers are worried. the open borders policy we have always had has been critical. we are the fourth largest industry for uk gdp. we need 200,000 eu nationals are year just for uk gdp. we need 200,000 eu nationals are yearjust to stand still. the new figures cover the yea rs still. the new figures cover the years since the brexit vote. they show that 230,000 more migrants came to live in the uk than left it. but thatis to live in the uk than left it. but that is more than 100,000 fewer than before the brexit vote. most of that decline is due to eu nationals. fewer a re decline is due to eu nationals. fewer are coming and more are returning home. immigration has been ona returning home. immigration has been on a roller—coaster rise. we had a
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re cord on a roller—coaster rise. we had a record rise leading up to the referendum. then we have a record decline in net migration in the year following. it is the largest single year fall in net migration since records began in 1964. builders and other tradesmen from across the eu have been part of british life for yea rs. have been part of british life for years. but the latest figures suggest the uk is becoming less attractive to them as the pound gets wea ker attractive to them as the pound gets weaker and other european economies get stronger. work is the main reason why eu nationals come to the uk. we are seeing very similar numbers coming in who are arriving for a definitejob. i see no change there. where we have seen a change isa there. where we have seen a change is a full of 43% in those coming to look for work. —— fall. is a full of 43% in those coming to look for work. -- fall. at the royal lancaster, francesco —— francesca from italy has noticed foreign collea g u es from italy has noticed foreign colleagues leaving the uk. but she is hoping to stay. for me it will never change because i am still
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working here. iwould never change because i am still working here. i would like really to stay here and to improve my career. in fact, the figures show the number of eu nationals applying for british citizenship has doubled since brexit. richard lister, bbc news. one of the so—called chennai six, who was released from an indian prison on monday, has spoken of his relief and delight at regaining his freedom. nick dunn, a former soldier, was among six britons acquitted of weapons charges by an indian court. he said his family would have the best christmas ever after missing the last four. he was talking to our india correspondent, sanjoy majumder. i'm on cloud nine. there is not a word in that english dictionary that can describe how i feel at this minute. can't. former paratrooper nick dunn has just minute. can't. former paratrooper nick dunn hasjust been minute. can't. former paratrooper nick dunn has just been released from an indian prison. 0ne nick dunn has just been released from an indian prison. one of six britons arrested four years ago and charged with smuggling weapons. he has now traded his squalid prison
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cell for a plush hotel room. his sister has come out to india to take him back home. andyjust can't wait. it's going to be like four christmases that i have missed rolled in one. it will be the best christmas. the best christmas my family could ever wish for. it has been a long, desperate wait for justice inside this chain i prison. nick and his friends were part of a crew of 35 on board an american ship seized of the indian coast. 0n monday, an indian court threw out all the charges. the men were finally freed. i was out training. 0ne finally freed. i was out training. one of the guys shouted us over. i could hear it in his voice. it was excitement. he went, full acquittal. and i stopped in my tracks. it was like someonejust and i stopped in my tracks. it was like someone just slapped us. it was a shock. you know? it was an amazing
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feeling. well they rotted in prison, the men's families led a massive campaign back on to press for their release. they petitioned the government, including the prime minister. they are delighted and the men overcome with gratitude. you know, knowing there's lovely people out there, lovely, amazing, supportive people. i will never be able to thank them as much as what i am trying to do now. senior health service leaders in englnad have been meeting to discuss what level of service they can deliver to patients next year with the money they have available. they've concluded that waiting times standards — the length of time it takes for patients to receive treatment — willjust not be met. our health editor hugh pym is outside the meeting venue. are they just
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are theyjust holding up their hands and saying, we can't do it? in effect they are saying that is the case as things stand at the moment. but after the budget allocation of more money for the nhs in england, 1.6 billion, announced by the chancellor, even after that this is what we think we can and can't do. they say they want to prioritise cancer treatment, mental health and also primary care. that is gp services. and stick to already announced commitments on that front. when it comes to waiting time standards, that means commitments, for example, with routine surgery, that patients have their procedures within 18 weeks, even the a&e, 95% of patients being treated within four hours, those are very much up in the air. a key phrase in a board —— word paper discussed this morning says this. without offsetting reductions in other areas of care,
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nhs constitution waiting time standards in the round will not be fully funded and make next year. this is now all up for discussion with the government in the next few months. fairly fraught discussions. before the so—called neh mandate. what they have to do next year is agree. thank you. russia has rejected a call by the us for all countries to cut their diplomatic and trade ties with north korea. washington's appeal came in response to pyongyang's latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile. but russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov called it a negative move and a provocation. 0ur diplomatic correspondent paul adams reports. beeping. blast. north korea says it is now a nuclear power. yesterday's launch hailed by pyongyang as a milestone. but what do the pictures, released a day later, actually tell us? the rocket is huge. look at kim jong—un
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in the black coat. he is five foot seven. experts say the engine technology is new and the transporter longer than ever. but it is what we can't see that really matters. was the tip heavy enough to simulate a nuclear warhead? north korea says it was. donald trump has made thwarting the north korean leader a top priority. it's not going so well. little rocket man... he is a sick puppy. at the un last night, fresh condemnation and more dire warnings. the dictator of north korea made a choice yesterday that brings the world closer to war. and if war comes, make no mistake — the north korean regime will be utterly destroyed. the north korean leader seems less than intimidated. this latest rocket flew longer and higher than ever, with a range thought to be in excess of 8000 miles. kim jong—un says he has
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achieved his nuclear ambitions. most experts believe there's lots of difficult testing still to be done. but it's just possible that in the next 12 months or so, everybody, including donald trump, is going to have to get used to the fact that north korea does indeed have usable nuclear weapons. pauladams, bbc news, seoul. our top story this lunchtime. more calls for president trump's state visit to the uk to be cancelled, as he rebukes theresa may on twitter for saying he was wrong to share anti—muslim videos. what a night for wayne rooney — as that spectacular goal rounds off his hat—trick for everton. coming up in sport, james anderson expects the war of words to continue ahead of the second ashes test this weekend. england's record wicket taker says
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he's happy when someone tries to get under his skin. the northern ireland border is one of the major sticking point in the brexit talks. the eu won't allow drop talks to move on to trade u nless drop talks to move on to trade unless it gives guarantees there is no hard border. the government is refusing to comment on reports that it's looking at the possibility of allowing northern ireland to stick to some eu trading rules post—brexit — even if regulations change in the rest of the uk. chris buckler is on the fermanagh donegal border and joins us now. this is one of the bridges that connects the republic of ireland to northern ireland and it's one of the places where there is concern about what brexit will mean. some fear it could mean a return of customs posts
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to roads like this, but today, there are indications that the british government is prepared to do a deal that will have certain dispenses for northern ireland and that will be welcome news to the irish government, who have been hardening their language about the potential of the hard border. for many months now politicians have been huddled in brexit negotiations. the uk and the eu both pushing their priorities, and what's decided on one of the key issues will have quite an impact here. the derry donegal vipers are an irish american football team and their players come from both northern ireland and the republic. our whole team is split almost down the middle from either side of the border, which is great. a key question is what will happen to that border after brexit. in the future is it possible that people will have to negotiate their way through customs posts, as they once did in the past? that's a journey many make on a daily basis, and some are wondering what their morning commute will be like in the future.
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everybody says they do not want a hard border, but the detail of what not having a hard border would look like has never been clearly defined for me. marie lindsay lives in county donegal and every day she crosses into northern ireland to go to herjob as principal of a school in londonderry. this is the old customs post, right here, and that was the place where you were stopped. it's a 15 minute drive and her concerns about a hard border go beyond potential traffic delays. the communities now are quite seamless. what has been a lot of talk about the economy and what impact it would have on the economy, much less so about the social fabric of a society of a border people. many cross that border to go to school, even hospital, and to avoid customs on these border roads the british government is understood to be looking at the possibility that northern ireland could stick
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to some eu trading rules — the likes of agriculture and electricity. even if that meant being different to the rest of the uk. the prime minister has been very clear in saying that as we leave the european union we leave the single market and we leave the customs union, but we know that there need to be specific outcomes to meet the unique circumstances of northern ireland and the island of ireland as a whole. that sounds like a desire to deal, particularly as the irish government have the ability to block brexit talks from moving on. they want guarantees about the border and that means there could be more clashes to come. just one word of caution about this suggestion that there could be a breakthrough in these brexit negotiations over the border. the dup are deeply against anything that would mean different regulations in
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northern ireland to anywhere else in the uk, and that matters, because the uk, and that matters, because the conservative government relies on their support at westminster. nonetheless, all agree that yet on land or at sea, they don't borders if they can avoid them. chris morris, from the bbc‘s reality check team, is here now to explain why the northern ireland border has become an issue of such pressing concern in the brexit negotiations. so let's just remind ourselves what we're talking about here. the irish border is one of three issues on which sufficient progress needs to be made before the brexit negotiations can move on. and if no one thinks it's a good idea to reimpose a hard border with checks and inspections, why can't we all agree that — come what may — it simply won't happen? well, it's because the uk has announced that it is leaving the eu single market and the customs union. at the moment all rules and regulations, north and south, are exactly the same, on food safety, animal welfare — you name it. it's a relationship based in large part on agreements covered byjoint membership of the eu. as soon as that changes, border checks may have to begin again.
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that's why the irish government wants a written guarantee from the uk that northern ireland will continue to follow eu rules — so goods can continue to move freely across the border. to put it another way — northern ireland would have to stay in the single market and the customs union. but if that were to happen, it would in effect push the customs border out into the irish sea. an internal customs border, if you like, between northern ireland and great britain. would that be acceptable to the uk government, or to its unionist political allies in northern ireland, the dup? in a word, no. so what happens next? the uk side has spoken of technological fixes — prescreening, trusted trader schemes. the eu side says it's nowhere near enough to avoid the return of some border checks. irish officials argue that there are already cases of rules and regulations being different in northern ireland than in the rest of the uk, and they point to other examples such as hong kong,
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where there are different regulatory arrangements within sovereign states. the search is on for a solution, with no divergence of regulations in key areas. and the creation of some form of customs partnership on the island of ireland which doesn't threaten the constitutional order of the uk. but if a fix emerges that seems to turn northern ireland into a back door route into the single market, then other eu countries will cry foul. so even if "sufficient progress" on ireland is agreed next month, there will be a long way to go. police helicopters take so long to reach crime scenes that more than 40 % of incidents are over before the air support has arrived, according to a watchdog. inspectors have called for the service in england and wales to be urgently reformed or replaced, as our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford reports. air support has become an essential part of policing. for tracking criminals
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during crimes in action, for monitoring crowds, and for searching and filming from the air. but since the national police air service replaced individual force helicopters, the number of aircraft has dropped by a third, the number of bases has halved. there's no doubt in the country where your proximity to a base really counts about how quickly a helicopter gets to you, that's created some winners and losers. so in london, for example, the metropolitan police still gets a really fast response time when they call for a helicopter. it's there in a few minutes. in other parts of the country they are waiting over an hour. there are concerns too about the helicopters themselves. no new ones have been bought, there are no plans to do so, and the maintenance bill is rising. the national police air service was set up five years ago with the encouragement of the home office, principally to save money. well, it has saved money, but the inspectors found it's no more efficient than the previous system.
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it simply does less. there's been a 45% reduction in flying hours. in 2016, there were still over 57,000 call—outs of police helicopters, but almost 25,000 of those were cancelled in mid—flight because the helicopter was too late — the incident was over before it arrived. clearly if i had more helicopters and more bases i could provide an even better service, but i think they do pretty well with what we have. but i also recognise that we very definitely have to make some difficult decisions about which priority calls we attend, and sadly on occasions which ones we don't. after considering all the options for the future of police helicopters in england and wales, the inspectors came to a stark conclusion — it may be better to simply tear up the current arrangements and start again. daniel sandford, bbc news, at the home office. more than eight million people suffer from migraines every year.
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the headaches can be completely debilitating. but now new drugs have been tested which appear to help people who suffer from migraines. they use antibodies to reduce the number and severity of attacks. 0ur health and science correspondent, james gallagher, has more details. imogen smith started having migraines two years ago when she was 16. imogen was having attacks every week and they forced her to take a year out of college. it was really scary, so for me, when they were happening, i had no clue what they were because i thought a migraine was just a headache, so we had to keep looking into more serious things. one in seven people in the uk live with the agony of migraine. scientists have now developed new treatments that target a chemical in the nervous system to prevent a migraine developing. two trials have now been published. 0ne gave 955 patients a monthly injection of antibodies. before the trial, they were having migraines eight days every month on average. around 50% of patients were able to cut their number of migraines in half.
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four drug companies are all developing similar treatments and scientists say a new therapy could give patients their life back. these treatments are the first migraine—specific preventives ever for the most substantial neurological cause of disability on the planet. that is a huge advance for all of us. imogen's migraines are under control and she's now studying to be a nurse, but currently available drugs do not work for everyone and can cause side—effects. new options for people living with migraine are desperately needed. james gallagher, bbc news. the everton captain wayne rooney had quite a night at goodison park yesterday. he rolled back the years, scoring his first premier league hat trick in six years, including one extraordinary goal from the halfway line. afterwards he admitted himself it was probably one of the best goals he has ever scored. everton beat west ham 4—0 on what was the caretaker manager 0lly foster has the story.
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commentator: and rooney! oh, my word! wayne rooney was just 16 when he scored a goodison park for the first time. in the last 15 years, for manchester united, england and now back at everton, he has over 300 goals to his name. but as he beat the stranded joe hart, rooney thinks this was his best yet. it fell to me, obviouslyjoe was out his goal and ijust thought i'd have a go and i cuaght it sweet. yeah, i saw you celebrating almost as soon as you hit it. you knew it was going in, you knew you'd caught it right, didn't you? yeah, i think as soon as i caught it, but it's one of them, it could slice off and i tried to hit it hard enough to go in. it's been done before, beckham from the halfway line in 1996. commentator: 0h! that is absolutely phenomenal! that remains a yardstick for the long—range wonder goal debate. xabi alonso did it twice for liverpool.
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but finding an empty net against luton in the fa cup wasn't quite in the same league. rooney's was, though. sometimes these things happen, sometimes it falls for you right to take that shot on. it's not every game you'll obviously be shooting from there but it was the right time and the perfect moment. the goalkeeper was out, and it felt perfect for me. and what makes it all the sweeter, doing it in front of the new boss. sam alla rdyce begins work today on a rescue mission to keep everton up. it didn't look like they were struggling last night, though. a rooney hat—trick topped by that goal. if he stays fit and firing, they mightjust be all right. 0lly foster, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. here's tomasz schafernaker. there was great amusement in london when there were about three snowfla kes, when there were about three snowflakes, but that's not


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