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this is bbc news. the headlines at 103m. this is bbc news. the headlines at 10am. great britain celebrates its most successful winter olympics ever mostsuccessfu‘rwinterelympicrever billy morgan bags a big air as billy morgan bags a big air bronze in the men's snowboarding. it's just wild. i bronze in the men's snowboarding. it'sjust wild. i had such bronze in the men's snowboarding. it's just wild. i had such a bronze in the men's snowboarding. it'sjust wild. i had such a bad training andi it'sjust wild. i had such a bad training and i fell on that first jump training and i fell on that first jump andi training and i fell on that first jump and i thought it was game over. i went into the next two thinking, i hope i don't follow the three times and everyone will be devastated. big companies cut ties with america's powerful gun lobby the national rifle association after last week's mass shooting at a florida school. 0ne one of the uk's biggest aid charities plan international reveals six cases of sexual abuse and exploitation of children by its staff and associates. we are set for very cold weather affecting the whole of the uk over the next week with temperatures in some areas expecting to drop to minus eight.
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and that will be the minus eight. and that will be - the whole and that will be affecting the whole of the country. a very good morning to you. team gb is celebrating its best ever performance at a winter olympics after winning a fifth medal. billy morgan claimed bronze at the big air snowboard event with a droop dodge a jump snowboard event with a droop dodge a jump he had never previously completed. it takes great britain 231.244;ng li lies; e551 3115; .. . their 213.1515; i1 1駧5 e511 3111; .. . their biggest ever 213.1515; i1 1駧5 e511 3111; ii i their biggest ever- haul passed their biggest ever medal haul from 2014. billy morgan grew up in southampton, didn't switch to snowboarding until the age of 14. he took part in
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gymnastics, acrobatics and skateboarding, but now here in pyeongchang, he is an olympic bronze medallist. he failed to land any of his practice - hevel four times, his practice runs, hevel four times, then again at the start of the competition, but when it mattered —— he failed to land four most, —— he failed to land four times, but when it really mattered, he took his jumps. the penultimate day of action in pyeongchang and a chance an imposing 49 metre ramp for british hope billy morgan in the big airfinals. complex tricks and a clean landing required to impress the judges. morgan onlyjust qualified for the final. but on his second of three attempts he looked every bit the part. and he holds it up, yes! it was huge!
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and he put the nose grab on it. the hardest grab. yes, billy! that left one last chance to secure a spot in the medal positions. billy morgan, yes! yes! billy morgan with the double grab triple 14. that is massive! that is absolutely huge. canada's max parrot was his biggest threat to walking away with bronze. but on his finaljump it all went wrong. what a wild ride that was. what are you thinking right this second?” don't know, it is just wild. i thought it was - over when i thought it was game over when i fell. | went into the next round is fell. i went into the next round is thinking, i hope i don't fall over three times and everyone will be devastated back home. all my mates are watching in a bar and devastated back home. all my mates are watching in a barand i devastated back home. all my mates are watching in a bar and i thought everyone would be, oh! an injury in december nearly ruled him out of these games. but the oldest man in the final helped great britain come home with a fifth medal to ensure their best performance at a winter olympics. and david, let's pick up on that
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remarkable haul. i had a long, long remarkable haul. we had a long, long wait between chamonix in 1924 and sochi four years ago to get for medals. we are moving ahead more quickly. how ambitious are they dealing? that was in line with the quickly. how ambitious are they dealin set hat was in line with the quickly. how ambitious are they dealin set by: was in line with the quickly. how ambitious are they dealin set by uk is in line with the target set by uk sport, the government funded body who doubled theirfunding for the government funded body who doubled their funding for the last 0lympic cycle, so some may say that was expected, that they would step up and win the record fifth medal. and it could even get better tonight with a possible six from the women's curlers who - a bronze medal curlers who play a bronze medal match. but some will say that the fantastic achievement for a country that doesn't - a great fantastic achievement for a country that doesn't- a great deal of that doesn't have a great deal of snow 01’ that doesn't have a great deal of snow or ice or pedigree in those sorts i events. sorts of events. of course, billy morgan becoming the first british man to win a medal on snow. jenny jones became the first british woman snowboarder at. last 0lympics. it snowboarder at the last 0lympics. it isa snowboarder at the last 0lympics. it is a fantastic achievement. it puts britain 18th in the medal table,
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because norway are way ahead on an 0lympic record of 38 medals. but if we look at the list of people who have won medals, dom parsons started it off in the men's skeleton, then izzy atkin in the freestyle skiing, then lizzy yarnold in the skeleton taking britain's only gold of the games and laura deas in the same those were on super saturday event. those were on super saturday last week. this is on saturday again this week, so it is breathing a happy hunting ground for great britain and it will fill them with confidence going to the next winter games in beijing in four years' games in beijing irtfrauryteagtv but games in beijing irlirauryeal.lv but for now, games in beijing infrauryeagsev but for now, it is just a time. but for now, it is just a moment to savourfor time. but for now, it is just a moment to savour for billy morgan especially and team gb. david, the women's curling, this of especially and team gb. david, the women's curling, this - of a women's curling, this prospect of a medal, it is a team that has thick medal, it is a team that has been dominated by scottish women. —— this prospect of a thick medal. eve muirhead, the scottish skip, has
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been dominant in this sport. they will be disappointed to miss out on gold or silver because that is what they came out for after winning bronze in sochi four years ago, but they were well beaten yesterday and will face japan in a few hours' time ina bid will face japan in a few hours' time in a bid to win a bronze medal. it the third—place play—off and that is the third—place play—off and that as you - would take britain to as you say would take britain to six medals for these games. there was a possible hope tomorrow of another one in the bobsleigh, but those guys have faded away in the men's for, so it will now all come down to the women's curlers. curling of course has proved a fine source of medals for great britain over with —— over recent winter olympics, the men and recent winter olympicsfthemenandl winning in sochi four years women winning in sochi four years ago. the men were knocked out before the semifinals. eve muirhead's team did make it to the semifinals but yesterday they came up short. this is their last chance now and they face a bronze medal match and they bring britain's medal tally to
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m at the moment, it is that the six. at the moment, it is that the record tally of five. david ornstein with a rather magical south korean tea m with a rather magical south korean team behind you, thank you very much. senior officials at the international olympic committee are discussing whether to lift the diesussino whethertmliftihe status of russia. russian restricted status of russia. russian athletes have so far accounted for two of the failed drug tests at the winter olympics eibar and the ioc are under to maintain winter olympics eibar and the ioc are under- to maintain their are under pressure to maintain their suspension. one of the toughest suspension. one oftheioughest if not the toughest sanctions if not the toughest sanctions if not the toughest sanction is not to allow a country to compete at a winter olympic games. many people believed that the ioc would not stop the flag, would not stop the uniform, would not stop the flag, but we did not. and they have not taken part in these games, thatis have not taken part in these games, that is a pretty strong that—isa pretty strong'sancticrrt is that—isa pretty streng'sencticrrt
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is the ioc spokesman there, that is the ioc spokesman there, mark adams. a number of us companies have cut ties with the national rifle association — as consumers call for a boycott of firms linked to the powerful gun lobby. they include the car rental companies hertz and enterprise holdings, both of which have stopped offering discounts for members of the association, in the wake of the florida school shooting. the aftermath to a school shooting that could prompt change in america. amidst the grieving, the mood has been different this time. within hours of the gunman killing 17 people, anger overflowed onto the streets. never again! now it is social media where pressure is being exerted on the hugely powerful gun lobby. under the hashtag boycott nra, activists are targeting firms that offer special benefits to members of the national rifle association. and they include some of the most familiar corporate names. the car rental companies hertz and enterprise, which also owns alamo and national. they're ending discounts offered to members of the gun lobby met life insurance and the software
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company symantec are taking similar action. there has been no word in response from the nra. it is unclear whether these actions will hurt an organisation that boasts 5 million members. their goal is to eliminate the second amendment so they can eradicate all individual freedoms. donald trump says he is open to new ideas but the one he seems to like best is giving guns to teachers. it's concealed. so this crazy man who walked in wouldn't even know who it is that has it. that's good. that's not bad, that's good. and a teacher would have shot the hell out of him before he knew what happened. the debate over what to do next will be highly charged and intensely political. a former senior adviser to donald trump has admitted charges
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of conspiracy and lying to investigators, who are examining russian political interference in the 2016 presidential election. in a plea deal, rick gates admitted conspiracy to defraud the government and making false statements. he's become the third associate of the president to agree to co—operate with a special investigation, in return here, two people have been charged causing death by dangerous with causing death by dangerous driving after two children were killed in a collision in coventry on wednesday. one of the uk's biggest children's aid charities has confirmed there have been six cases of child sexual abuse by staff and volunteers in the last two years. plan international says five of them were criminal cases
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and reported to the local authorities in the countries involved. adina campbell reports. this time, plan international uk, which works in more than 50 countries to improve children's rights and promote equality for girls. in its latest online blog, it has confirmed six cases of sexual abuse and exploitation of children between july 2016 and june last year. 0ne involved a member of staff. the others were by volunteers or associates. plan international says the staff member was not and organisations involved. the charity also says there were nine cases of sexual to seven dismissals. in the past, plan international uk has received millions of pounds of funding from the government.
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it is the latest major charity to admit cases of sexual misconduct and follows investigations into aid organisations including 0xfam and save the children. in an open letter, the three charities and many others have now promised a series of urgent and immediate measures to protect the vulnerable. there have been further delays to a vote on. un there have been further delays to a vote on - un security council vote on the un security council resolution calling for a humanitarian ceasefire in syria. it is now due to be held this evening. russia, one of the main backers of the assad regime, has been demanding amendments to the proposed text. syrian forces have been continuing their bombardment of the rebel tiled of east in bute where more than area of east in bute where more than 460 people have been - in the 460 people have been killed in the last week. and the afp news agency
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is reporting in the last few minutes that 21 civilian deaths have been confirmed as a result of the bombardments so far today. britain is set for its coldest of every week in five years as breathing air dubbed the beast from the east arrives from russia. the cold snap will affect the whole of the uk from sunday night with temperatures expected to drop to —8 in some areas. simonjones reports. the gritters are gearing up as britain braces itself for a big freeze. the so—called beast from the east is sweeping in from siberia. the met office, in conjunction with nhs england, has issued a level three cold weather alert for the whole of the country, the second most serious level. that means there is a 99% chance of severe weather, icy conditions or heavy snow, between now and thursday. there are additional yellow severe warnings for snow early next week covering most of eastern in britain. that could cause travel problems and power cuts. it is certainly not the first snow we will have this winter. but what makes this cold snap
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different is it is expected to affect the whole of the uk. temperatures could fall as low as —8, but it will feel much chillier because of the wind. there could be increased pressure on already stretched nhs services and councils are providing extra emergency beds for rough sleepers. in ipswich, it is being done in partnership with the local housing association. the main aim is always to get people off the street and to stop people from dying in the cold weather. and, to date, we have been pretty successful. next thursday is the meteorological start of spring. but that appears to be on hold as winter continues to bite. the president of the european council donald tusk says he will be presenting draft guidelines of the future relationship with the uk next
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month whether britain is ready or not. speaking at a conference with the other 27 eu leaders, mr tusk said the eu is still trying to cherry pick its future relationship with the uk —— said the uk is still trying to cherry pick its future relationship with the eu. if the media reports are correct, i would say the position today is based on pure illusion. it looks like the ca ke pure illusion. it looks like the cake philosophy is still alive. from the very start, but has been a key principle of the eu 27 that there can be no cherry picking and no single market a la cart. that is donald tusk, president of the european council. let's look at the headlines. great britain celebrates its most successful winter olympics ever as billy morgan bags a big air bronze in the men's snowboarding. a number of american companies have cut ties with the powerful national
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rifle association following last week's school shooting in florida. and one of the uk's biggest children's aid agencies, plan international, reveals six cases of sexual abuse by staff and volunteers in the last two years. so, it is the last weekend of the winter olympics. with all the sporting pleading that and our prospects of a six rebel, it is mike busheu prospects of a six rebel, it is mike bushell at the bbc sports centre. yes, you are absolutely right. the record—breaking tally for great britain could rise to 60 days if the british women's curling team could beat japan, matching their british women's curling team could beatjapan, matching their —— british women's curling team could beat japan, matching their —— could rise to six today. that would mean they matched their effort from sochi last winter olympics. against sweden, great britain struggled at times and they secured their place
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in the final. most of us have to choose between skiing or snowboarding but esther le dhaka does bathe and has become the first person to win medals in two unrelated after the person to win medals in two unrelated - after the czech unrelated events, after the czech athlete won in the skiing sea pigeon last weekend and then followed that up last weekend and then followed that up with a parallel giant slalom win on the snowboard. the third round of six nations matches take place this week sent, with brown securing a win last night against italy. it was played in marseille on the south coast. that is the first time france have posted a six nations match outside of paris. italy started well but eventually fell to french pressure. the italians have now lost all of their matches so far. this afternoon, scotland will be hoping to ruin england's hopes of a grand slam as the dig site ‘s contest the calcutta cup. scotland haven't
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scored a try against england since 2004 but england flanker chris rogers as they are not expecting easy going. scotland are playing pretty well and they are a dangerous , we know we have to be on it side. we know we have to be on it defensively and in attack, we know we need to take our chances because they are a pretty good side. again, it is again we are looking forward to. the calcutta cup is up for grabs which are without a bit of spice to game. they are one of the best teams in the world. their record is fantastic. they come here in massive favourites in my opinion, so, yes, they are a quality side with quality players throughout, british lions throughout, so it is a big challenge ross to stop them. and before that, ireland welcome wales to dublin and it will be warren gatland's 100th it will be warren gatland's100th test in charge of wales. he was first appointed a decade ago, making
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the longest serving was him the longest serving was coach, which he said is a nice accolade but he wants to focus on this game. which he said is a nice accolade but he wants to focus on this gamem isa he wants to focus on this gamem is a nice honour but for me it is something to reflect back on. it's a nice achievement but it is about the game, about the players, about the performance and the result on the weekend. that's more important than mean reaching 100 games. ireland had feared they would be without influential fly halfjonny
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