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this is bbc news. the had dined at 8pm. the head of boeing defence at the 77 a max aircraft and says he is sorry for the loss of life. we know every person who steps a bird aeroplanes places at their trust in us. aeroplanes places at their trust in us. we will do everything possible to earn that trust and we earn that trust and confidence. footage has emerged of showing the leader of the islamic state group abu bakr al—baghdadi for the first time in five years. it is unclear when the propaganda was filmed. rape victims are being told to hand over their funds to the place or risk their attackers are not being prosecuted.
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campaigners are concerned. high winds are hindering rescue efforts in mozambique because —— at the second cyclone in the country in months. the us will stop showing details with allies if they use a while we were there by generics. cctv shows the moment big ben disappears. i hear it has now gone missing, so if anyone knows where the customers i will be interested to know. the chief executive of boeing has vowed to make the troubled max 737 the safest plane ever flown after two fatal crashes that left more than 340 people dead.
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the max 737 was grounded around the world last month. denis muilenburg said both accidents were the result of a chain of events, rather than any single factor and insisted safety was the company's top priority. he's been speaking at boeing headquarters in chicago. (sot next) we look at bus accidents and this is common to most aeroplane accident of history. there is a chain of events. there are multiple contributing factors. there are factors that we can control in the design and in this case that common link related to the mcas to system and its activation, we are going to break that link and this will prevent accidents like this from happening again. that is an important step. with the accident have happened without mcas? there is a chain of events. there is no singular item. it isa events. there is no singular item. it is a chain of events. it is very important that we all focus on the
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investigation process running its due course. ourjob is to focus on safety, not on stage commission to stop our north america business correspondent samira hussein is at boeing headquarters — she explained the seriousness of the situation for boeing. this is no doubt there is a very difficult time for boeing to stop the financial cost per boeing is huge. it's most look of the plane is currently grounded. there is no news on how quickly planes were currently back up in the air. airlines that use these boeing planes cannot fly them to comes a tight financial cost. and they will be certainly seeking compensation. compensation will be sought also by the victims of those two thing crashes. along with the... there is the serious reputational cost that boeing has certainly suffered. there has been a loss of public confidence among the
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flying public. whether these boeing planes are safe to fly. so the question is, has boeing done enough at the event today to try and restore some of that confidence. when the ceo was asked pointed questions about responsibility, he stopped short again of taking com plete stopped short again of taking complete responsibility for this crisis. it has also emerged that us whistle—blowers have questioned the 77 max... since march all of the 77 max had been grounded. you heard mr lindberg refer to the mcas. this is the latest version of the 737.
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heavier engines make it much more fuel—efficient, but there weight and position in—flight a plain's nose is a puppet. if the angle of light becomes too high, a plane can store and crash. boeing designed a computer system on the max, called impasse. —— called mcas, which automatically pushes the nose down. that relied on one of two sensors and the aircraft which calculate the angle at which the planes flying. the data from that sensor was incorrect in one. the computer syste m incorrect in one. the computer system thought that the plane was at a high angle tight, when it was not. when the system kicks in, it was designed to that, but instead it wrongly because of the printer knows that. unaware of what was happening, the pilots pulled up. but the system was designed to reactivate again and again. and within minutes, they had lost control.
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let's now speak to david learmount, the consulting editor at flightglobal — an online news and information website which covers the aviation and aerospace industries. what do you make of the ceo of boeing's statement to the press today? i think it really says something about the degree of serious embarrassment for boeing. that they should say that cut that he should have to refer to the need for the company to begin at the public‘s trust. the idea that one of the worlds greatest companies that produced superb aeroplanes for a very long time should need to regain the public‘s trust is quite staggering. but it's true. boeing does need to do that. he kept saying when he was asked by generals, whether he accepted that there was a design problem that he blamed this chain of events. —— when he was
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asked by journalists. is chain of events. —— when he was asked byjournalists. is that event is going to stand up? and as a give people confidence going forward that future at the centre a chain of events cannot occur? i think that boeing is a difficult position here and he will be listening very carefully to his lawyers who will have told him to admit to anything. he is doing his best not to admit something. there's no question about it the mcas system which had just explained is an instrumental, you know, it is central to both of these accidents, the crews did not know what was going on because boeing had been very sparing with information about the differences between this, the latest 737 and earlier 737s and its cds. and therefore when it
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started acting differently from the previous ones, the crews were not ready for it. they should have been, but there is not only a difference, but there is not only a difference, but there is not only a difference, but the fact that boeing did not educate the crews adequately and the airlines adequately about the differences that make what the differences that make what the differences were and how to cope with them, that is the mistake. and it is really serious for boeing. also, how crucial is it that this new relate of the newer aircraft has got any floors at all? what about confidence overall in the company?” think that's really must have the... and in, they have made a terrible mistake here. it is their mistake. it looks to those of us in the industry who watch things like this, it looks like overconfidence and frankly carelessness that they should have done this. they broke
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the basic rules of design for aeroplanes, witches, if any safety system fails, there should be a back—up for it. —— which is it any safety system fails there should be a back—up. so boeing broke its own rules. so what about these whistle—blowers? we have seen reports of four people coming forward ? to reports of four people coming forward? to think there will be more? how damaging is that? what the whistle—blowers have told us is not news to those of us who watch the industry closely. but it does confirm what we already knew. it is shocking to stop and always a little bit careful about whistle—blowers, because although whistle—blowing is very, very important, you are never quite sure of the motivation of people whose names you don't know and whose background you don't know.
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sorry, we've lost him there. that picture has frozen. thank you if you can hear us. footage has emerged appearing to show the leader of the islamic state group abu bakr al—baghdadi — for the first time in five years. in a propaganda video released by the group, a man said to be baghdadi spoke about the long fight for the town of baghouz in eastern syria, which ended last month. it is unclear when the footage was filmed. our middle east correspondent quentin sommerville joins us from beirut. until recently, he'd been reporting from inside syria. what you make of this video? is it
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al—baghdadi? what you make of this video? is it al-baghdadi? they're going to be intelligence analyst poring over this to see that as him. it certainly looks like on. one of the biggest questions is where was he and as he still alive? it is worth remembering that for the past few yea rs remembering that for the past few years we remembering that for the past few yea rs we have remembering that for the past few years we have been told time and time again that he was in ill health, he was suffering from diabetes and that he was no longer mobile and he may have been killed in airstrikes. mobile and he may have been killed in air strikes. but we always got a different story when we were on the ground in syria stop people tell us that al—baghdadi and at the other leaders are that al—baghdadi and at the other leaders a re left that al—baghdadi and at the other leaders are left long before that final battle. for the last redoubt in syria. the fighting went on there for many months and an incredible amount of ammunition and air strikes we re amount of ammunition and air strikes were battering that area to clear the area of is. the result was a suspicion that the leadership, that core of is had already fled. and neither do, it is 80 minutes long,
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he mentions, he references a couple of recent events and a couple of recent elections and events in sudan. we do not see al—baghdadi, but we hear what is meant to be his voice when he talks about the attacks in sri lanka. is, despite the loss of its caliphate, is still a force to be reckoned with, these videos tell us. he says, is have carried out more than 80 attacks in 90 countries. it tells us that is is not a busted flush. it is still maintaining some of its networks, different parts of syria and iraq and different places elsewhere. it is still planning different attacks in europe and beyond. there have been hints that al—baghdadi was no longer alive, so has western
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intelligence been completely wrong? what you think people will be doing now in response? it is like looking for a needle in a haystack, billy. the suspicion is that he has gone back to an ma province in iraq. alternatively he may be in the palmetto deserts of syria. the suspicion is that he has gone back to iraq. it is uncompetitive for him. that is where he's from and he will still have core supporters there. and for him to find protection and to think of are there. the search for him, though, continues to go on. he is perhaps one of the most wanted men on the planet at the moment. that video gives very few close to stop it is no accident that it was filmed indoors. you will remember that when some of the night and give one of his last video messages, geologists we re his last video messages, geologists were called to give an —— —— when
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osama bin laden gave one of his last video messages geologists recording to analyse rock. he is very al—baghdadi is still very much in charge of this organisation. incredible efforts by western coalition forces, but also iraqi and syrian forces to destroy is. even after a ll syrian forces to destroy is. even after all that, on of the success of removing the caliphate from iraq and syria, is is still a threat. sri lanka has banned face coverings in public, following the suicide attacks on easter sunday that killed at least 250 people and injured hundreds. the president is using an emergency law to impose the restriction from today. he said any face garment which "hinders identification" will be banned to ensure security
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but muslim leaders have criticised the move. people who are victims of crime, including rape, will be asked to give police access to their phones and laptops, or risk prosecutions not going ahead. police forces in england and wales will ask victims to sign consent forms, which will allow officers to look at messages, photos, emails and social media accounts. it comes after the collapse of a string of rape and sexual assault cases, in which crucial evidence emerged on mobile phones at the last minute. our legal correspondent clive coleman reports. the search for evidence in criminal cases has changed beyond all recognition. it now lives in the digital, online space — in often highly personal texts, photos, e—mails and social media posts. and the sheer scale of what's held on our personal devices is staggering.
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liam allan understands what can happen when that kind of evidence isn't passed to the defence. he was falsely accused of rape. the case against him only collapsed when text messages from his accuser, which proved his innocence, were given to his lawyers days into his trial. he favours victims being asked for their consent to hand over their mobile devices. i can't consider it an invasion of privacy because it assists... there's something in there that will either assist the case, or assist the defence, and that needs to be... you know, the police need to have access to that. otherwise, they're never going to... there's no right to a fair trial then. that's gone. to ensure our fair trial system, the prosecution has to disclose to the defence any evidence gathered by the police that either assists the defence case or undermines the prosecution's. and because of the way we all live our lives today, a lot of that evidence is found on these things. following a series of collapsed trials, a number of reviews revealed a systemwide disclosure problem. at its core was the ability of police and prosecutors to get on top of unprecedented amounts of digital evidence.
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these new forms are the most controversial part of a plan to improve matters. they ask witnesses and victims — including victims of rape and sexual assault — if they'll consent to have their devices examined. if they refuse, it might halt a prosecution. courtney — not her real name — reported a sexual assault to police and was asked for her phone. they wouldn't guarantee that the information that they took wouldn't be deeply personal things. in fact, they said straight out that they were going to download everything and have to look through everything. they only said that if i didn't give it, that they wouldn't pursue my case any more. and so, i had to make the choice between privacy and justice, and for self—preservation, i had to choose privacy. the country's top prosecutor thinks people will cooperate. where there is reasonable line
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of inquiry that is relevant to the issues that are being investigated or prosecuted, then properly explained, i'm confident that people will understand the need to complete those lines of enquiries. but campaigners are worried. the danger of that is it's massively intrusive. it really has an impact on victims of rape, who may be severely traumatised already by what's happened. it's another violation, in effect, of traumatised victims. and what's more, the danger is that it will deter victims from coming forward. the new consent forms aren't used in scotland. striking the balance, in the digital age, between protecting victims and the accused's right to a fair trial is complex, but if the correct balance isn't found, the future of our fair trial system is in jeopardy. clive coleman, bbc news.
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will be discussing this later this. the headlines on bbc news... the head of boeing defends the safety of the 737 max aircraft, saying he is sorry for the loss of life and insisting the company has a duty to eliminate risk. footage has emerged appearing to show the leader of the islamic state group abu bakr al—baghdadi — for the first time in five years. it is unclear when the propaganda was filmed. rape victims are being told to hand over their phones to the police — or risk their attackers not being prosecuted. campaigners say they're concerned. alex hales has been removed from the
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england squad. removing his chance from. he has been suspended following an off field incident. his clu b following an off field incident. his club said it was for personal reasons with hills accepting it was right that he was suspended. the cbc that his withdrawal is in the best interest of the team, to ensure that are. it is a serious matter, but i think in the end they had no option. partly because of the hills is back study, which was obviously the involvement in bristol in that tracker with ben stoke and he was acquitted of any legal matter, but he was fined and suspended by the board. by the english cricket board. he was penalised in that sense. he is under a suspended sentence from the english cricket board. and they had a look into that case. he was
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already on borrowed time if you like. it was his second offence and i don't think they had much option. i suspect they might have wanted to keep this issue out of the public domain, but once it's in the public domain, but once it's in the public domain, everyone knows about it and i don't think they had any option. well one of the players who might replace hales is james vince, who is in pole position to be included in england's world cup squad. the hampshire captain has been added to those taking on pakistan in a one day warm up series, while ben duckett and dawid malan have been included in the squad to play ireland and also pakistan ina t20. tottenham manager mauricio pochettino says he is living the dream, and has taken inspiration from toy story‘s "buzz lightyear" ahead of their champions league semi final first leg against ajax. it's the club's biggest european night for more than half a century and it'll take place in their new stadium. however, they'll be without both harry kane — who's still injured — and son hyeung—min, whose goals against manchester city helped them get this far.
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despite that, pochettino is still thinking big. you need to settle your dreams. on the infinity and beyond, now? because if you put your dream here and in the moment, you know if you don't get this dream, you will get this and maybe cut so it is difficult to accept. and i think when you are ambitious and you want that make you want to achieve big things, you need to set your dream. and i always was a dreamer. the former celtic player stevie chalmers has died at the age of 83. chalmers scored the winning goalfor celtic in the 1967 european cup final against inter milan in portugal. the team — later dubbed the ‘lisbon lions‘ — have also been mourning the passing of their captain billy mcneil — who died last week. ali carter is through
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to the quarter finals of the world snooker championship in sheffield, beating the young chinese hopeful zhou yuelong. he looked as though he was going to win the frame to stay in the match, but after potting the pink, wasn't able to follow it with the black, leaving the chance for carter to progress, and the two time finalist didn't miss it. kyren wilson also went through in style. he made a break of 132 as he beat fellow englishman barry hawkins by 13 frames to ii. he was trailing nine—seven at the start of this afternoon's session. he plays david gilbert in the quarterfinal. the evening session is continuing at the crucible and you can watch it and find out more via the bbc website. that's all the sport for now. i'll have more for you in
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sportsday at half past ten. second canada struck on wednesday night and it is expected to —— cyclone kenneth. in mozambique. one area that has been badly affected as the coastal city of pemba in the north of the country. just about as it? what have you seen yourself? since yesterday it has not stopped raining here in pemba. it has been seriously hit by cyclone kenneth. we are concerned because the level of water is rising. the roads are becoming impossible. and they're
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getting damage. and it is making access for communities that have been affected by the cycle more difficult. the aid agencies were there because of the first cyclone? has not helped any way? help get to those affected. so there was an alert that came out from the government a few days before cyclone kenneth hit and that helped people to be more relocated in different areas in temporary accommodation centres. so it has avoided more casualties. and we already had... forward so that we were able to dispatch food very quickly after the cyclone hit. and we also managed to deploy... because we already had a lot of the... on mozambique. in that
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regard, the emergency operation was already in mozambique and had to deploy it very quickly. what about the long—term impact of the cyclone is? and the effect on, for example, food production in that region? the fit programme is very concerned about that availability for the next six months because —— the world food programme is very concerned. if it keeps raining and if farmlands are flooded, the fed will not be available and the community —— the fed will not be available and the community relies on the crops for the third. it will also be about extending the support to make sure that food will be available and accessible for these communities. they weather its own protector, but does it look like
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the cyclone could be more damaging than the first? we are not sure yet. it will depend on the rainfall. the forecast said that it will keep waiting for the coming days and so we are also any situation —— we are anywhere situation of that is the case. thank you very much indeed. the united states has delivered a fresh warning about what it believes is the "unacceptable risk" to security posed by any country allowing the chinese technology firm, huawei, to be involved in building a new 5g data network. the us believes huawei is a security threat because of its links to the chinese government. earlier, the us deputy assistant secretary of state robert strayer said they were concerned britain had agreed huawei could work on non—core elements of the high speed network here. a review is that this risk of intentional insertion of
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vulnerabilities or the intentional complicity between a company and its government when there is no judicial redress, no ability for them to stand between an authoritarian government any company means that the only way mitigate that risk is to exclude those types of ventures from something that is as sensitive asa5g from something that is as sensitive as a 5g network. we think the stakes could not be higher with regard to sg could not be higher with regard to 5g technology to stop because of all things that will be billed at on top of that technology. and we think it is truly a monument of decision being made now. about the technology thatis being made now. about the technology that is going into those networks that is going into those networks that will service the sort of base infrastructure for all the important applications that will be provided to our public in the future, including artificial intelligence, those important types of new transportation and electricity distribution. that we think there is an unacceptable risk in letting un—trusted lenders provide that base infrastructure in addition, because
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they could disrupt any of those critical services, in addition we are concerned about the ability for are concerned about the ability for a government that has the track record, the pattern and practice of behaviour that china has, to potentially have access to that massive increase in data. personal data in many cases, that could be used in various ways. will find out how the studies and many others are covered in tomato's front pages at 10:30pm this evening. i guessjoin me tonight at the sunday times deputy medical editor caroline wheeler and broadcasterjohn deputy medical editor caroline wheeler and broadcaster john cancer. no time for a look at the weather. we had this weather front across the west of the uk which will bring heavy rain to northern ireland to the rest of the net. temperatures at eight or 9 degrees here. although chilly in the east, we are likely to see mist and fog continuing as the
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temperatures fall, particularly for the north sea cause. even the deluxe mostly dry and bright, but wait for northern ireland. and increasingly so across western parts of scotland. very different day to come here. we will also see some patchy rain later in the day. the highest temperatures will be where we see the sunshine to stop and it will be a little bit higher than today. by the end of the big things start to get much colder. as we get a blast of arctic where —— are to care.
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hello this is bbc news with geeta guru—murthy. the headlines. the head of boeing defends the safety of the 737 max aircraft, saying he is sorry for the loss of life and insisting the company has a duty to eliminate risk. footage has emerged appearing to show the leader of the islamic state group abu bakr al—baghdadi — for the first time in five years. it is unclear when the
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propaganda was filmed. rape victims are being told to hand over their phones to the police — or risk their attackers not being prosecuted. campaigners say they're concerned. heavy rain and high winds are hindering rescue efforts in northern mozambique after the second cylcone in a month hit the country. the us warns it will rethink its information sharing with western allies — if they use the controversial chinese telecoms giant huawei in their 5g networks now let's revisit a story from earlier. victims of rape and other crimes are being told they must hand over their mobile phones to the police — or risk prosecutions not going ahead. police forces in england and wales are rolling out consent forms, which ask for permission to get access to messages, photos, emails and social media accounts.
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lets talk now to harriet wistrich — a solicitor working at civil liberties firm birnberg peirce. and also i'm joined by sarah green, the director of the end violence against women coalition. thank you very much to both of you ifi thank you very much to both of you if i could just start with you, what do you make of these proposals? are the necessary? i am actually working with the legal case on behalf of the consent of women's justice of which iam the consent of women's justice of which i am the director. and we are seeking to bring a legal challenge to this these consent forms become we think that they we understand that disclosure is a part of any prosecution, but it should be only
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disclosure that is relevant to the events that is being investigated. not to go through someone's past personal details, intimate data, sometimes going back years in order to investigate a nonconsensual, rain basically on a different occasion. it is not relevant to the personal sexual history in the background. would you agree with that or would you say that actually the people who are accused of these difficult crimes also have to be protected from people were fabricating evidence? i do agree with harriet and many campaigners but also many mps, many people have stepped up today and said hang on, what are these proposals and what exactly did these proposals and what exactly did the police and the prosecutors think
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they should be able to do from the very beginning of a rape investigation. and i want to say very clearly as well that those who support survivors, those of us who really wa nt support survivors, those of us who really want to see changes in the way rape is treated in this country, we are not opposed to in the way to stop them from getting a fair trial and having all of their rights protected, but there's something very peculiar when the police and prosecution service call for very blanket access to a victim's mobile phone, other devices but also they are aftertheir phone, other devices but also they are after their health records, sometimes asking to keep whatever they find on file for many years, of something going wrong we approach rape that way and when we completely fail to look at the fact that the victim here is a witness in the trial with less rights than a defendant and that she is a human being with privacy who may well have suffered very serious trauma so we
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are getting it wrong and we need to study give the conversation about what is fairand study give the conversation about what is fair and what should be ok in such an investigation. anyone has gone through this, the last thing i would imagine is further intrusion because if you like an attack on the privacy by same time, if they've got nothing to hide, and the police are going through their previous records, that is just the fact that they are of good character and helps bring their case, helps to nail it to the courts, that is the point. there is no other crime that you report out if you report a burglary assaulted in the street or some criminal offence, they are not expected to have your whole history exposed and gone through in case there's something in there that says this person was brokered before, this person was brokered before, this could be relevant. no it is not. rape victims are treated in a
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distinct way that is different from any victim of any other crime. it is not acceptable and the important point to remember is we have the most appalling prosecution rate for rape victims, many rape victims do not report, those that do report only, the figures are so low that it's under 2% that live in a conviction —— and in a conviction. so apart from being an intrusion of privacy we have impunity needs, for rapists and many more rapists will get away with it because they know that women will not want to go to this incredibly harrowing and intrusive experience. finally, as we have heard, some cases have fallen in the last minute and therefore that makes the whole prosecution system tougher than, at the end of the day, of having this data handed over helps a conviction go through, isn't that a price that's worth paying if you're a victim? when you
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look at the way the question comes across sometimes, i know these are questions that people do not want to ask, if you have nothing to hide, isn't it already in the interest of justice to make you do this? we do not think of rape and the harm it does, if you're asking someone, can i have everything that's in your phone, everyone who wants to join the debate, think about what surrendering your phone all the images, other private conversations, think about how that feels and what that means, that might be other stuff another you don't want the police to have access to, even though it's a really serious crime is been committed against you. and it's also important that we tend to treat rape victims as if they are supposed to be martyred and just be there for the sake of publicjustice being done, but actually, even things like the fact that a smartphone is an expensive item, those contracts cost a lot of money and phone companies are not get about transferring numbers over if you are asked to hand over your phone right now as you give your
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first interview, but does that mean, the implications of that are huge. i work with my phone and that kind of thing, lots of people do, i can't afford just handed over and police and prosecution service will not provide spare phones, there is expectation on rape victims that you to behave in a certain way and on this with material going back with sexual material what kind of woman you sexual material what kind of woman you were sexual material what kind of woman you were and potentially using that against you. a woman who killed herself after being stalked for months by her former partner — had repeatedly asked police for help. but an inquiry has revelaed that officers at staffordshire police force had failed to cross reference many of the calls from justene reece and did not realise how bad the situation was getting. her ex — nicholas allen was jailed for ten years in 2017 after admitting manslaughter. the force says it's now improved its procedures. sima kotecha reports.
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two years ago, justene reece took her own life, after a difficult relationship with this man — nicholas allen, a former soldier, who admitted her manslaughter. today, a report by the police watchdog said complaints about his abusive behaviour were not shared among officers. the independent office for police conduct found that between september 2016 and justene reece's death in february 2017, 3a incidents were reported to staffordshire police byjustene reece and her family and friends. almost half of these incidents were not cross—referenced with any of the previous reports. ms reece had previously split up with allen, but he became obsessed with finding her and contacted her almost 3,500 times in five and a half months. she later went on to take her own life in february 2017, leaving a note saying, "i've run out of fight." nicholas allen was jailed for ten years soon after for manslaughter, on the basis that her suicide came
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about as a direct result of his controlling behaviour. what we found in our investigation was that there was a systemic failure by the force to properly understand the offending pattern of behaviour by nicholas allen because our systems were inadequate and there was lack of training and awareness of how to properly handle complaints of this nature. the iopc began investigating the force a couple of years ago, after complaints about its conduct. today, staffordshire police has officially apologised, saying that the police watchdog was correct to scrutinise its actions and identify key areas for improvement. the police force said it was retraining staff as a result of today's findings and is installing new technology to make sure information is shared. coercive control is a pattern of behaviour that is designed to trap somebody in a relationship.
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it's designed to take away their choices, to make sure that other people do not have any influence over them, so they stay where they are. but critics of the police say they hope stories like this one don't prevent victims from seeking help in the first place. new research suggests women, who are too anxious or embarrassed to go for a cervical cancer smear test, could instead provide a you're in sample. a urine sample. a trial at the university of manchester found that urine—testing was as good as a smear test at detecting a virus, called hpv, which is a high risk factor in cervical cancer. the number of women currently going for smear tests is at a record low ofjust 71 per cent in the uk. well, we can speak now to dr emma crosbie from the university of manchester, who was the lead researcher in the trial. she joins us via webcam
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from wilmslow in cheshire. thank you very much forjoining us. is this test really as good as having a smear test? it is very early days to say so, but for the stay that we did but we went to hundreds of women that had these tests, we tested you're in and retested the jangled self sample and found that they were just as good at detecting hpv. case is already pre—developed, but what if it is a very early cell change? hpv is found in the very early stages. what happens is, a woman has a screening test if the tests positive, then she goes on and has that sample tested and it is looked at under the microscope for abnormal cells, and
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so you're in tests are good at picking up hpv infection and the second test we can do at the moment that would allow us to work out which women need this stop by but so what will happen now if your test findings? we need to test it in a large number of women. we need to see if a you're in test helps the screening, and we have to see if we can develop new biomarkers that can be used on those samples that test positive to identify the women that need to be referred because they have abnormal cells. why are the numbers falling for those having a smear test? it is difficult to tell him there's a variety of reasons but i think him there's a variety of reasons but ithink an him there's a variety of reasons but i think an embarrassment, fear of the examination and difficulty finding the time to book an appointment with a health care professional for the smear test for significant barriers and all of these barriers can be overcome with
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these barriers can be overcome with the you're in test. how quickly do you think we you're in tests? it could replace these tests in the future but we are a long way off and i would urge women to still go for survival screening because we know that it will save lives. and that is the point is that if it is picked up early, something can be done about it. it picks up abnormal cells that if left alone to become cancer in a small number of women, so it allows us small number of women, so it allows us to identify and treat themselves before become cancer. good luck with the rest of your research. the headlines on bbc news. the head of boeing defends the safety of the 737 max aircraft, saying he is sorry for the loss of life and insisting the company has a duty to eliminate risk. footage has emerged
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appearing to show the leader of the islamic state group abu bakr al—baghdadi — for the first time in five years. it is unclear when the propaganda was filmed. rape victims are being told to hand over their phones to the police — or risk their attackers not being prosecuted. campaigners say they're concerned. up to 50 acres of forest and gorse have been burnt by a huge fire in ashdown forest in east sussex. the woods featured in aa milne's winnie the pooh stories. dozen of firefighters tackled the blaze, which they only put out in the early hours of this morning. helen drew reports. a fire afire raging a fire raging in a small forest spreading quickly. firefighters worked throughout last night, a huge tea m worked throughout last night, a huge team effort from east
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firefighters worked throughout last night, a huge team effort from east sussex, west sussex and kent fire services. this is what it looks like today. acres of land and ashdown forest burn. for nearby residents actually live in the forest, it was a nerve—racking night. i came to adjust the curtains at 11 o'clock at night and i happen to notice that there a glare, so i opened the curtain and was faced with this armageddon —like view. so i called my wife and said, my goodness, come and see this. and we immediately called the fire department after that. the fire never reach the houses, but the wind was blowing in their direction. the forest rangers were among the first on the scene. they looked pretty bad because the wind was behind it and we had a friend going through behind it and we had a front going through to the hill and we had to stop it going across the region from the top to the bottom and that was my main concern to stop it crossing that because we've got the road and properties on the other side that we had to protect, basically. this is the area that's affected, it is in
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the valley and around six the size of six football pitches, five fire the valley and around the size of six football pitches, five fire engines here and 30 firefighters. and they had the blaze under control by the early hours of this morning. throughout today, east sussex fire and rescue were dampening down the remaining areas of hotspots. the cost of the fire is currently unknown. the cause of the fire is currently unknown. we met a lot of public on the bounce, barbecues against the bylaws, cigarettes, and even a firework last week, and the force is very dry. unseasonably dry so, it is a recipe for this kind of thing happen. despite today's devastation, the forest should recover well, there are fires here earlier in the year and already the affected there were fires here earlier in the year and already the affected area has recovered so quickly that there are lap wings there, birds people never thought they'd see in the ashdown forest again. there is more carbon
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a new report has highlighted the critical role that soil plays in climate change. there's more carbon stored in soil than in all the world's trees — and it's being released into the atmosphere by deforestation and poor farming. the scientists behind the study say that already, nearly half the world's population is suffering because of the way that land is degraded. here's our environment analyst roger harrabin. soil erosion, a double problem, here in the east of england, there is a soil on a hot windy day. losing soil like this lowers our ability to grow crops and it also releases carbon trapped in the earth and that contributes to climate change. in parts of the south of england, some carelessly formed fields are steadily running into this. soil degradation is a problem that affects half the world's people. look at this tsunami of dust last yearin look at this tsunami of dust last year in phoenix, arizona. it is the result of a spectacular storm. for most farmers, soil loss is a
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creeping problem that is only noticed too late. it is really important for climate change because they store a lot of carbon, there's so much more carbon stored in soil than the atmosphere, so you imagine if that carbon is released from the soil into the atmosphere, we would have the runaway climate change that people are concerned about. so what to do? we note how burps are a problem for climate change, but there fecal matter puts it back in there fecal matter puts it back in the soil, so this mobile dairy in the soil, so this mobile dairy in the south of england may prove part ofa the south of england may prove part of a solution. it means cows spread their fecal matter across the fields and not leave it in the farmyard, that we nutrients and carbon from the pastor returned to the soil. we we re the pastor returned to the soil. we were worried that the soil was becoming dead, there is no vitality in the soil, no resilience, so we realised we need to put it back into the system and manage that. with a
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slight stony soil, it is depleted from crops grown with chemical fertilisers, a much darker carbon rich soil and the field previously fertilised by cows. the simplest way of combating climate change is to turn all of this farmland into woodland, but that would not feed the people, would it. perhaps he from the form of farming like this can be gentler on the environment while keeping milk on the table. we have to cut the number of cattle earth scientists tell us, is there a role for them but also helping the soil, we do not have a clear answer yet. prada, gucci, kate spade and mulberry — designer names you'd normally associate with stores in london paris and new york. but now high end fashion brands worth thousands of pounds are on sale for a fraction of their usual retail price — at a humble charity shop in kent.
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a mystery donor has given them to the mind store in tunbridge wells — and shoppers there can't believe the bargains now on offer. our reporter claudia sermbezis went to take a look. mulberry. prada. paul smith. kate spade. it's a charity shop which has spent the last 20 years helping people with mental health issues. today, they've done a week's takings. well, it's absolutely amazing because to get this quality and quantity in, itjust ups the ante to a whole new level, where people say, "this is normally what you only get in london". well, you don't have to go to london now, you can come to me and you can buy it in our shop for our charity in tunbridge wells — save the train fare! hang on, now we're talking! where my purse? miu miu! here we are, miu miu. best coat ever. many of these things are actually still on sale online today. so, for example, this afternoon if i scroll down, there it is. this dress here, there
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it is, £1,390, please. 0r650. i'm all for sustainable fashion anyway and getting as much out of things. i'm a big believer in buying things that are pre—loved. i could never afford to buy fashion at that high end, but i love getting a bargain, like anyone. oh, i can't pronounce that one! i know it's a good one, though. apologies. many of the clothes have even got the original sales tickets. so, i'm buying our whistles black, frilled skirt. yes. what's it like coming in and getting all these designer clothes? it's incredible. it's absolutely incredible. i mean, this is the best charity shop that we've got in this area, i think. a bit expensive for me, i think, but if you had the money, obviously, it would be nice, wouldn't it? i actually came in trying to find something, dare i say it, for a fancy dress outfit. and then i've just walked in and seen this incredible
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designer wear section, which, yeah, i'm very intrigued to have a good rifle all the way through. philosophy! bought from the designers, this whole horde would set you back a cool £60,000. but from the charity shop, umm, well, £20,000 is a bargain, isn't it? it's one of the most viewed moments of yesterday's london marathon — the runner who was trying to break a world record dressed as big ben but got stuck trying to cross the finish line. it turned out lukas bates' costume was also too big to get into the pub afterwards. so he left it outside. but now his costume has gone missing as duncan kennedy reports. what do you get when you mix this with this? the answer, of course, is this.
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lukas bates running not so much against the clock but as the clock. 26 miles as the queen elizabeth tower with everything running like clockwork until this. lukas tries to cross the finish line, not once, not twice, but line, not once, not twice, not even three times. it takes four tries, and two other kinds of hands to get him over the line. more big bang than big ben. today, with sore legs and a bruised head, lukas relived the moment. i think i first tried going in sideways and then tried going forwards and then i think because my legs were so fatigued i didn't realise how far i need to go down and it was just a case of keeping trying to go lower to the point directed get through. lukass big ben bash has now gone global.
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i feel so bad. but not as bad as lukas during his training. but there is still one post race question stop guilt you into pub, what happened there.” heard it's now con missing, if you know where it that costume is gone, i left a note. cctv pictures from the pub show a hijinks hijacked by some other runners. he is clearly a man... who now chimes with the times. now it's time for a look at the weather with helen willetts. some of the best sunshine has been
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found across scotland where he had seen the temperatures well into the high teens. thus temperatures will double wade through this week as we see an arctic blast by the end of thursday which means night—time trusts are possible, so beware. in the sunshine, to the day that we have just seen it is held quite pleasant, sunshine and east areas, still some cloud around but some of the biggest cloud in southern england and wales, northern ireland, that rain is going to go through the rest of this evening and he will turn out to be quite a wet night here. it will be quite chilly again and we will see the return through the east coast of scotland in the north sea coast and fog will develop and for the morning rush, for the first hour or two at least of the day so if you're travelling, he'll fog and rain, standing water but will have to contend across northern ireland. in the evening, that will cross into the south west of
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scotland, is a very different complexion for west of scotland while eastern areas will actually continue to see a good deal of dry and sunny weather, probably not the dizzying heights of the temperatures that we see in the past couple of days but the sunshine will be for the rest of the east of england. i further west, wales and southwest into northwest england, it starts to deteriorate, but for northern ireland that make clear that rain later in the day, but there will still be some pulses around on her mother from its becomes still be some pulses around on her motherfrom its becomes a still be some pulses around on her mother from its becomes a very slow moving feature to tuesday night and it is still with us on wednesday, so again the best of the sunshine sta rts again the best of the sunshine starts across the eastern areas and may last through the day, but gradually our weather from a way eastwards but some shall remain following behind us all. it be cool that we have the rain but the sun this time of year is pretty strong sunshine, 16 to 17 it's the 1st of may, it will feel quite pleasant with the wind but then it changes because come thursday, because this weather from coming down because come thursday, because this weatherfrom coming down from because come thursday, because this weather from coming down from the north and it is behind that that we get this arctic air that i talked
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about earlier which brings down the risk of some snow showers for the hills and also the possibility of night—time frost and a real wind—chill as well, temperatures getting back into single figures and on the strength of the wind, it will feel even colder but they do recover those temperatures as a go to the bank holiday weekend. goodbye.
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hello, i'm karin giannone, this is outside source. a video emerges appearing to show the leader of so—called islamic state. if it's authentic it's the first time that abu bakr al—baghdadi has been seen in five years. boeing faces litigation and a sharp drop in value after its newest plane was grounded over safety concerns. the ceo of boeing apologises after two fatal air crashes. we at boeing are sorry for the loss of life in these tragedies. and they continue to weigh heavily on us. the number of people killed in mozambique after cyclone kenneth rises to at least 38 as floods worsen.

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