this is bbc news i'm rebecca jones. the headlines at six. two people are arrested following a car bomb attack in londonderry last night. police describe the attack as ‘unbelievably reckless‘ highly unstable crude device, it could have detonated at any time. a callous act, a deliberate act against the people of gary. theresa may is briefing ministers on cross—party talks — as downing street warns mps not to try and block brexit parliament has not got the right to hijack the brexit process. because parliament said to the people of this country, we will make, we make a contract with you, you will make the decision, and we will honor it. a funeral is held in hertfordshire for six unknown auschwitz victims, whose remains were handed to a british museum more than 20 years ago. defending champion roger federer is knocked out of the austrialian open in the fourth round. and manchester city closes the gap on liverpool
in the premier league, good evening. and welcome to bbc news. there's been widespread condemnation of a car bombing outside no one was injured, but a nearby hotel was evacuated. the dissident republican group , the new ira , is suspected of being behind the attack. two men have been arrested. our ireland correspondent, emma vardy, reports. the brexit deadline is fast approaching.
this cctv shows about london city centre. the driver comes up, then i’u ns centre. the driver comes up, then runs away. shortly after, a group of people passed by oblivious. the device detonates atjust people passed by oblivious. the device detonates at just after people passed by oblivious. the device detonates atjust after eight o'clock last night. i thought this is all a thing of the past, so it's a bit, you know, i really don't know what to think to be honest. this doesn't accomplish anything, this doesn't approve anything. what are they trying to prove 7 anything. what are they trying to prove? a warning was called then, but police had already spotted a suspicious vehicle some ten minutes earlier, and where committing the city centre. hundreds of people would lead to safety from the busy hotels and bars. today, two men in their 20s were arrested and remain in custody. thankfully, the local community and the police service acted bravely together, and we got everybody away just in time. the bomb detonated
just in time. the bomb detonated just as we were leaving the area. it's only by good grace that the local people weren't killed. this attack has been linked to the distant republican group known as the new ira, organisation that wants to bang about united island. they say a delivery van was hijacked a short time before the explosion. it was a very crude device that was placed inside this vehicle, but officers described it as a significant attempt to kill people. seems like this were once common in northern ireland, but not any more. my northern ireland, but not any more. my message to those, whoever they are who are responsible for this action is to stop, to understand that they have no support for such actions. the democratic unionist party leader, arlene foster, call that a pointless act of terror, which must be condemned in the strongest terms. the police evacuation meant there were no injuries, but the incident reawakens
memories of darker times. and vardy, bbc news, dairy. theresa may has been holding a conference call with members of her cabinet to discuss how she intends to break the brexit deadlock. the prime minister is due to address mps tomorrow. meanwhile, with the uk due to leave the eu on march the 29th, at least one cross party group of mps is discussing how parliament could ensure a ‘no deal‘ brexit is avoided. our political correspondent alex forsyth reports. the nose have it. spent five days since her deal has been rejected by mps, and watches working out her next steps, some of the back benches have plans of their own. some want to change parliaments rules, its standing orders, so mps could delay that brexit process to stop a no deal scenario. a commons, or this group of mps is doing is trying to work within the
normal traditions of the house, albeit changing some of the standing orders, to try and ensure that the house of commons has a proper voice and what is without a doubt, the biggest crisis in our modern peacetime history. they could change the way this place works, giving backbench mps not ministers more power to dictate what comes before parliament, shaping policy, some in government claim, that‘s extremely concerning. what we are now getting in some of those who were always absolutely opposed to the results of the referendum trying to hijack brexit, and infact referendum trying to hijack brexit, and in fact still the print neck result from the people. the bottom line, parliament is gridlocked. while some mps on deposit in the process , while some mps on deposit in the process, others want to get on and leave, deal or not. some want a total rethink or in other public votes, and some believe the prime minister‘s deal, with some changes, can be salvaged. the international trade secretary said changing the controversial plan to avoid a hard irish partner might bring mps around. we actually agreed that no matter
what, there should be in agreement that ensures there is no hard border between the united kingdom and ireland, the question is, can we achieve at the ire irish government wa nts achieve at the ire irish government wants and what we want by this mechanism? there's no detail of an alternative, and the irish foreign minister isn‘t commenced tweeting the irish government commitment to the irish government commitment to the entire agreement, the existing plan, is absolute. laboursays theresa may now has to fundamentally shift her position,. as the prime minister want to move her redline, you can see what‘s going to happen, which is parliament is going to try and take control of the process, that‘s because people are frustrated with the prime minister, this is only happening because of that. i think in the next week or two, other options will now be tested one way or another. so, expect further turbulence when the prime minister appears here tomorrow to update mps on her thinking. the battle now isn‘t just to update mps on her thinking. the battle now isn‘tjust over what should happen with brexit, but who gets to control it. alex forsyth, bbc news, westminster.
from tomorrow, eu citizens in the uk will be able to apply for a new legal status allowing them to continue to live and work here after brexit. the new "settled status" will cost 65 pounds for adults and be awarded by the home office through online registration. but as our home editor mark easton reports, the system‘s already being criticised. from tomorrow, millions of years citizens who live in britain, some who have called this home for decades, will be urged to register with the authorities and pay £65, or ultimately risk deportation. mariella, i care workerfrom poland, and dannya mariella, i care workerfrom poland, and danny a public relations manager from finland, has had different reactions to the new home—office rules on staying in the uk. they scanned my passport, scan my head, i need to pay £65. just answer a few questions, and it‘s done. i'm not going to apply for it. y?
because i've been here for 15 years, i own because i've been here for 15 years, iowna because i've been here for 15 years, i own a house, i've got two children with my british wife, so from that point of view, i am settled already. under the government settles in and scheme, eu nationals residents here continue for five years can apply for settled status to remain in the uk afterjuly 2021. those here for less can apply for pre—settled status, until eligible for full settle m e nt status, until eligible for full settlement rates. the rules do not apply to irish citizens. we know that most people will find the process easy, but even if 5% of people niss out, that‘s still nearly 200,000 people will stop the home 0ffice 200,000 people will stop the home office has developed an app currently only available on android phones that allows people with biometric passports to apply for status electronically. now next a million eu citizens is a big number, but they have two and years to go to
the process we've deliberately made asa the process we've deliberately made as a streamlined straightforward process of. at the home office does not have a fantastic reputation on the stuff, there are so many stories and scandals, perhaps one of the west. actually, the home office has a much better record then you might expect. 0ne better record then you might expect. one that we won awards for. dan schmitz, a school administrator, who was born in britain to german pa rents was born in britain to german parents and has lived here all his life as a german citizen, he has £65 to pay to avoid being deported. i have paid taxes, i‘ve done everything, i‘m not, i‘mjust not getting paid because i have a nationality from somewhere else, which frankly i don‘t think it‘s fair. the home office is trying to reassure you that maggie is citizens in the uk they are welcomed and valued, but a freedom of movement goes, than their status must change. and so will their relationship at the country they currently call home. mark easton, bbc news. an 18—year old will appear in court tomorrow, charged with the murder of a boy in east london. 14 —year—old jaden moodie
was was stabbed to death after being knocked off his moped in leyton, earlier this month. police are still looking for four other suspects who fled the scene. two people have died and 22 others have been injured in a fire in the ski resort of courchevel in the french alps. the blaze broke out in the middle of the night in an accommodation block for resort workers. it took 70 firefighters until daybreak to bring it under control. more than 70 years after the liberation of the nazi concentration camps, the remains of six unidentified victims of the holocaust have been laid to rest today. the remains, belonging to 5 adults and 1 child , were anonymously donated to the imperial war museum in 1997. 0ur religion editor, martin bashir, reports. we don‘t know if you are male orfemale... their names are unknown. we don‘t know which countries you came from... the chief rabbi addresses
a small casket, containing human bone fragments from the nazi death camp at auschwitz. it could have been anybody in my family. that‘s why, because they never had a burial. i lost grandparents on both sides of my family, my mother lost her parents and grandparents, my father lost his entire family. the material was among a number of holocaust related items, donated to the imperial war museum in 1997. but only subjected to scientific testing last month. we sought expert analysis, which was able to confirm that visa where human remains, and infact that they came from at least five adults, and at least one child. it‘s critical to bear in mind that amongst this vast history, what we are really talking about are acts of murder. the findings from humanities darkest hour were quickly shared with the
nations chief rabbi. we find exceptional poignancy and the fact that there are six souls that we are burying, each one stands for1 million souls who perished. among 1000 mourners, were 3a survivors of the holocaust, who accompanied the casket to the burial site. we need a strong reminder such as this to let us know what can result, even within a democratic society, even amongst civilized society, if anti—semitism, if racism, go unchecked. quoting the prophet isaiah, the chief rabbi said that the six unknown victims would now have an everlasting name in the presence of god himself. at least 79 people are now known to have died in a fuel pipeline
explosion near mexico city. the governor of the state of hidalgo has said that more bodies had been found at the site.the accident happened as crowds of people filled up containers with fuel after the pipeline was deliberately ruptured by thieves. the un says it believes that 170 migrants trying to reach europe may have drowned in two incidents in the mediterranean sea in recent days. a rubber dinghy with one—hundred—and—twenty people on board sank in the sea off the libyan coast on friday. more than 50 people are also said to have died in the waters between spain and morocco. elizabeth throssell from the un refugee agency says more help is needed to stop people making the crossing. well i think what we have to remember is we are talking about
people, we are talking about individuals who are at the risk of drowning. what are we going to do? just let them drown? absolutely vital to save lives, that‘s part of international law at sea for example. it also if you think about the people who are prepared to set up the people who are prepared to set up across the people who are prepared to set up across the mediterranean in these rubber dinghies, for example, the rubber dinghies, for example, the rubber dinghy that set off where170 people are believed to drown, that‘s a tragedy waiting to happen. how desperate must they be to actually embark on that kind ofjourney, and whether rescue vessels are not rescue vessels, they will still make that type of journey, rescue vessels, they will still make that type ofjourney, what rescue vessels, they will still make that type of journey, what we rescue vessels, they will still make that type ofjourney, what we have to focus on is really creating ways that they are not, they don‘t feel that they are not, they don‘t feel that they are absolutely forced it to make these desperate journeys, and that means countries working together. establishing safe and legal ways that people who are fleeing persecution, orfreeing discrimination, or conflict, are able to make the journey safely. elizabeth rossell there from the us so elizabeth rossell there from the us so yankee when refugee agency. the headlines on bbc news...
two people are arrested following a car bomb attack in londonderry last night. police describe the attack as ‘unbelievably reckless‘ the prime minister is updating cabinet on her talks with party leaders and senior mps on brexit negotiations. a funeral is held in hertfordshire for six unknown auschwitz victims, whose remains were handed to a british museum more than 20 years ago. in the united states, democrats have rejected president trump‘s compromise plan on immigration, an attempt to end the partial shutdown of the us government. it‘s now affected 800 000 government workers for weeks, making it the longest in american history. david willis reports from washington. from the diplomatic reception room of the white house came a distinctly undiplomatic message america‘s immigration system i am here today to break the logjam and provide congress with a path forward to end the government shutdown and solve the crisis
on the southern border. donald trump has got to go! had pvc printed part, the children of people who came down illegally. the so—called dreamers, in return, the president wants nearly $6 billion to build a wall along america‘s southern border. democrats say, that‘s a nonstarter. what it‘s about, is a broken promise. at the president made, and often repeated, a clearly false song and dance act that mexico is going to build a great big beautiful wall and pay for it. this morning, the president took to twitter to say his signature campaign promise would cost far less than previous politicians thought possible. building after all is what i do best, even when money is not readily available. as this standoff enters a
fifth week, the pain is starting to show. government workers where queuing around the block at this food bank in washington, dc. ella mack i think that‘s what this really shows is that the shutdown is impacting a lot of people. folks we were talking that had never done this before. never had to stand in line fora done this before. never had to stand in line for a plate of food, but they are hurting. thank you for showing up! thank you. anyone else? as we found, when inserted handing out money, later this week, these records will face a second payless payday. david willis, bbc news, washington. the authorities in zimbabwe have promised a continued crackdown against protestors, following a week of bloodshed in the country. local rights groups say at least 12 people had been killed and many more beaten by security forces — after protests which were sparked by a rise in fuel costs. president emmerson mnangagwa has pulled out of a foreign tour which included the davos summit to return home to deal with the crisis. former government adviser,
alex magaisa pron. mag—aye—sa says people in zimbabwe are scared by the situation. i would say that it‘s an undeclared state of emergency. it is in fact a state of emergency. it is in fact a state of emergency. it is in fact a state of emergency, and people have died. people have been injured, people who has been displaced, we have security agents, essentially from beijing through the higher density areas, and people are living infear density areas, and people are living in fear here. in your view, and from what you‘re hearing, and the people that you are talking to, who is to blame for this situation? well, what we have seen with the government of zimbabwe is that it has returned to the default settings. whereby they blame the organisation for everything that goes on in the country, any of the troubles. they don‘t take responsibility, what has happened is
that people, citizens themselves, that people, citizens themselvet‘r. prompting from the without prompting from the organisation, - the the conditions. unfortunately, the government is adding pressure, adding blame on the organisation, and a nongovernment organisation,. and, you sound very, i‘m listening to what you‘re saying, you sound rather pessimistic, the new president after the authoritarian rule of 37 years was supposed to herald a new dawn in zimbabwe, wasn‘t he? apparently, that was the hope. that was the hope, that was held by people who are frustrated with the long ruler. unfortunately, what these people... he wasjust long ruler. unfortunately, what these people... he was just a face ofa these people... he was just a face of a system, and we see it all the time, that the system remains. they are firmly in control, these are the
people who make him who he was, these are the people who sustained and supported this. that was alex mckay set. norfolk police have spoken to the duke of edinburgh after he was photographed driving without wearing a seat belt, 48 hours after he was involved in a collision near sandringham. meanwhile a woman injured in the accident says she‘s yet to receive an apology from the duke. simonjones has the latest. behind the wheel again, prince philip and his new land rover. but something is missing, he‘s not wearing seat belts. norfolk police say they have been made aware of these images, taken near the entrance of the estate. the duke insists he‘s been given suitable words of advice. just days ago, the car crashed along this busy road. anna fairweather was a passenger in achaea, driven by herfriend anna fairweather was a passenger in achaea, driven by her friend with a baby in the back. they collided with prince philip‘s land rover, although his vehicle ended up on its side, he emerged relatively unscathed. she
her rest. anna fairweather told the sunday mirror, i‘m lucky to be alive and he hasn‘t even said sorry. it has been such a traumatic and painful time and has been such a traumatic and painfultime andi has been such a traumatic and painful time and i would have expected more of the royal family. the queen attended church without the duke this morning, the palisade well wishes have been exchanged with those involved in the crash, but enough fairweather said she only received a call from a police family liaison officer, saying the queen and duke of edinburgh would like to be remembered to you. she says that‘s not an apology or 0ls. and she‘s concerned thatjust days after the incident, the duke chose to drive without buckling up. yelled at the danger of not wearing a seat belt is that if you are in an accident, you are literally going to get thrown around inside the car. that‘s going to hurt, the seat belt is there to stop that from happening. it‘s going to hold you in place. the investigation into the crash along this stretch of road is continuing. the duke asked passed
his eyesight test this morning, but blind persons as they will take action if necessary. the palace‘s response to what happened is coming under increasing scrutiny. rescue teams in southern spain are drilling a tunnel in an attempt to find a two—year—old boy who fell down an unmarked well a week ago. engineers, emergency services, and volunteers have been working around the clock to try to find julen rosello. his family say they heard him cry out as he fell, but he hasn‘t been heard from since. courtney bembridge reports. a normally quiet part of southern spain is now the scene of a large—scale rescue operation. it‘s been a week since the toddler disappeared from a family outing, and his father raised the alarm. translation we feel that, but with the hope that
we have an angel that will help my son get out of there as soon as possible. we won‘t stop until he take my child out from where he is, thank you very much for the support, thank you very much for the support, thank you very much for the support, thank you very much for your work. aa fell into an unmarked elite allowed, just 25 cm wide. it‘s too narrow for rescuers to access, so they are drilling a wider tunnel next to it, hoping to reach and that way. but the is complex. translation we are hopeful that this work will ta ke we are hopeful that this work will take us as little time as possible, and under favourable conditions. we hope the conditions will be better than the last few days. officials have been unable to find signs of life, but say they are working on the basis that the child is still alive. rescuers have used a camera to inspect the shaft, finding hair belonging to the play, as well asa hair belonging to the play, as well as a bag of sweets and a cup. but there‘s a blockage, stopping them from getting to the bottom of the hole. translation
of the colleagues and people working here have as their only goal reaching the boy as soon as possible, and therefore we are incredibly motivated, incredibly. we don‘t feel the hours, we don‘t feel fatigued, and we don‘t feel the lack of sleep. the story has gripped the nation, making friend page news and triggering an outpouring of public support. residents have merged in support of the family earlier this week. translation this is the voice of a town that‘s living a nightmare. because somehow we are all inside that well. the desperate search involving engineers emergency services and volunteers will continue around the clock. the drilling operation is expected to run until at least the end of the day. a man has been charged with flying a drone near heathrow airport on christmas eve. george rusu is accused of using a drone on a field near the runwayjust days after a scare at gatwick grounded more than 1,000 flights. he‘s due to appear at uxbridge
magistrates‘ court on tuesday. all around the world, scientists are looking for medical breakthroughs to help beat cancer and other diseases. and it‘s often with the help of the very latest technology that researchers make great progress, as our science correspondent richard westcott has been finding out in cambridge. this nobel prize—winning machine is revolutionising health care. to treat a disease, it helps to actually see the part that is going wrong. that is where a cryo—em microscope comes in. if you image it lots of different ways from lots of different angles, you can build up a 3—d model. by flash freezing the samples, it can take images that weren‘t possible before, and it‘s quicker too. so what would have previously taken decades to get a single snapshot of the functioning ribosome can now be done in potentially months. or even weeks.
this microscope at diamond light source is looking at a sample from a sick patient, so scientists can see his ribosomes. they are the tiny nanomachines that help build our bodies, but this one‘s breaking down on thejob. you have got close, closer and closer still. yeah? yes. i know this is a bit fuzzy, but how about this, the final 3—d image of the ribosome? compete with troublesome yellow lump, a protein that is meant to break off but gets stuck, causing a rare but dangerous condition called shwachman—diamond syndrome. it's exciting we have these new technologies, the new microscope facility. at his cambridge lab, professor allan warren is using pictures to find a drug treatment. like testing keys for a lock, it is about matching up the shapes. so you literally need to zoom into here to see the shape that you are trying to find. you‘re looking for a drug to fit that shape. correct.
so the idea is we can find a drug that might sit at the interface between this protein and the rest of the ribosome, so we want to find something that will get into the groove and knock off this protein from the rest of the ribosome. it is so interesting that with all the modern technology, that a human being looking at the shape of the molecules are still really critical to your work. that's absolute true. you have 10 million trillion little ribosome machines in your body. when they break down, they have been led to several cancers. looking at their shape should mean scientists can find drugs that can help. richard westcott, bbc news, cambridge. astronomers are eagerly awaiting a total lunar eclipse, or blood moon, in the early hours of tomorrow morning. it will be the last time the event will be visible from the uk for ten years. our science correspondent, pallab ghosh has the details. this is what people all across the uk will see,
weather permitting. it‘s called a blood moon. this is one from last summer. it‘s a strange colour because the earth passes directly between it and the sun. this blocks out most of the sunlight, but a small amount falls on the lunar surface as it passes through the outer edges of our atmosphere. and tomorrow morning, the moon will appear slightly larger than usual as it‘s at its closest point to earth. astronomers call this a ‘supermoon‘. the sight will be visible over the americas and northern and western europe, the very edge of western africa, as well as the northernmost portion of russia. in all, it will have a potential audience of some 2.8 billion people. pallab ghosh, bbc news. the world‘s oldest man has died at home injapan aged 113. masazo nonaka was recognised
by guinness world records as the oldest living man in the world last year. he was born injuly 1905. he revealed the secret to his long life was eating sweets, taking hot baths and watching sumo wrestling. japan has one of the world‘s highest life expectancies and has been home to several people recognised as among the oldest humans to have ever lived. now it‘s time for a look at the weather with chris fawkes. it has been another chilly day with credible minds of cloud. we also saw him earlier in the day across scotland. he sees because of snow here on the ground, this weather watch picture. quite a lot of clouds today, there have been some breaks particularly across there have been some breaks in the cloud across east anglia and south—east england and we are something of a cleveland is again across scotland and northern ireland. both these areas will turn cold
overnight for the frost developing quicker this evening. at the same time a week weather front brings a strip of car south across england and wales. that could be the odd spot of drizzle and mist and fog patches. otherwise one of the coldest night of the winter so far in parts of northern scotland. monday is certainly a chill in the area. should be a fine start for most of us but we should see high cloud moving and which will make sunshine increasingly easy. it clouds over the north west with bits of rain in some of that claim will turn to snow over the hills of scotland. temperatures around 5 degrees of 6 degrees for of us. hello this is bbc news with rebecca jones. the headlines: two people are arrested following a car bombing in londonderry last night. police believe dissident republican group — the new ira — may have carried out the attack. the prime minister is briefing ministers on cross—party talks — as downing street warns mps not to try and block brexit. a funeral is held in hertfordshire for six unknown auschwitz victims —
whose remains were handed to a british museum more than 20 years ago. defending champion roger federer is knocked out of the austrialian open in the fourth round. now on bbc news, it‘s time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday — i‘m jeanette kwa kye. manchester city close the gap on league leaders liverpool easing past huddersfield. can ronnie o‘sullivan come back from six frames down at the masters final? judd trump is dominant looking for his first masters title.
hello and welcome to sportsday. manchester city have closed the gap on premier league leaders liverpool to four points, with a 3—nil win at huddersfield. the win means pep guardiola‘s side have scored 22 goals in their last four matches, while managerless huddersfield remain ten points from safety. joe lynskey reports. this is an ordinary sendoff for a departed manager. david took huddersfield from second—tier obscurity to the premier league. he has left an area he wanted to end. it is now temporarily after mark had
sent to help them stay in the division, but there are a few my difficult first at than manchester city. with rahim starling‘s break the champions perhaps should have had a penalty inside 12 minutes. still, even then in open or felt inevitable. city scored more in their previous three games then huddersfield all season. that‘s one from canelo had good fortune about it. his shot left comfortable at the near pressed in your post until that deflection. still, they all count but huddersfield would hold out at 1-0 but huddersfield would hold out at 1—0 for longer than expected. except more debatable referee because to bring city their second. sterling then believed that this time heading in wa sunny in the build of dust off site. there‘ll be few complaints about men 3530. not that that position. remarkably had venus was their 23rd goal since their last conceded one. it was 15‘s craft and
composer at its best to come in for the fans of huddersfield to see that next season, this new era needs quick results. what we have done so far is incredible. in the champions league, we are one step to being in if i don‘t have to care incredible points. 57 or 56, don‘t have to care incredible points. 57 or56, i don‘t have to care incredible points. 57 or 56, i don‘t know. there are a lot of points. we have done that so far, but every game teaches us and shows us what we have to do to improve. totte n ha m tottenham left it to the in it entry time to wrap up in victory at fulham. the hosts had taken a first half lead thanks to an own goal from fernando llorente, but spurs came back to win 2—1 at craven cottage thanks to second half headers from dele alli and harry winks. adam wild was watching the action. art: a brighter future, art: a brighterfuture, or the sun setting on their stay in the premier
league. seven points from safety now that time to make the difference. ryan the man brought in to dojust that against spirits on his debut, his impact was almost immediate. if after three are to survive they will need a little luck. it came from the tingle of feet of fernando. an own glow, a gift. not that it was not deserved, fulham on top and before the break they thought they had another. upside is that decision. when your future hangs in the balance, fortune can be fickle. as if to prove the point dele alli started the second half breathing new life into spurs, suddenly looking like the side challenging the other end at the table. but if they were improving foran table. but if they were improving for an antenna five luck was not. it is, his latest clearing next. he was brought in to replace harry kane and instead a look at another brought in to replace harry kane and instead a look i the other 1 f: "