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this is bbc news, i'm reeta chakrabarti. this is bbc news, i'm reeta chakra barti. the this is bbc news, i'm reeta chakrabarti. the headlines at lipm. president putin announces a ceasefire between the syrian government and the rebels. he said both sides had signed documents to start fresh peace talks. translation: the first document between the syrian government and armed opposition on cessation of fire on the territory of the syrian arab republic. the second document isa arab republic. the second document is a set of measures on control over the ceasefire regime. stars pay tribute to hollywood actress debbie reynolds who has died just a day after the death of her daughter carrie fisher. the royal college of gps warns patients could be forced to wait more than a month to see their doctor this winter. devon and cornwall police investigate the discovery of the bodies of two men ata discovery of the bodies of two men at a flat in saint austell. detectives are treating the death as unexplained. birds migrating earlier as global temperatures rise. a study finds some species are missing out
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on vital resources like food and nesting places as a result. the first pictures of a rare giraffe born at chester zoo, discovered by staff when they arrived on boxing day morning. and a series of stories about sha kespeare's impact day morning. and a series of stories about shakespeare's impact across the globe. that in living shakespeare in half an hour on bbc news. good afternoon, welcome to bbc news. the russian president, vladimir putin, says the syrian army and opposition have agreed to a nationwide ceasefire which will come into effect at midnight. there'll also be fresh peace talks. the deal was brokered by russia and turkey, who are on opposing sides in the conflict in syria. mr putin said they had signed a number of documents outlining the details of the deal.
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translation: three documents have been signed. the first document between the syrian government and armed opposition on a cessation of fire on the territory of the syrian arab republic. the second document is a set of measures on control over the ceasefire regime. the third document is a statement on readiness for the start of peace talks on the syrian settlement. the turkish foreign minister said turkey and russia will serve as guarantors of the ceasefire, in this statement. translation: we are thinking of enforcing this ceasefire before the new year. the leaders have expressed their will. we are working on it. we are always in touch with the russian foreign minister sergey lavrov. we've brought the russians together with the opposition. we will be the guarantor of an agreement that will be signed by russia
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and the opposition forces. i'm joined by a guest from the bbc russian service. these documents, do we have any detail about what's in them? if you details have emerged but not much to be honest. we know there are three basic points. number one, as i's regime and some of the rebel commanders signed a ceasefire deal which should start at midnight. he is devoted to this transition period that russia and turkey would serve as guarantors and try to ensure this ceasefire holds. number three, if the ceasefire holds for a while, then there will be peace talks in astana about the political future of syria. astana in kazakhstan. we hear russia and turkey will be guarantors of this ceasefire deal, do we know what it
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means? those parties will hold negotiations for quite a while. it seems they are trying to use the moment to establish themselves as very important players in that region. basically, to make a deal, not including the united states. russia and turkey have sufficient influence on the parties in that conflict, so russia has troops on the ground, russia is participating in airstrikes. the ground, russia is participating in air strikes. most importantly russia has huge influence on syria's president bashar al—assad. turkey is supporting some rebel groups and has huge influence on them. definitely, they may try to put pressure on the allies in order to make this deal work. you mentioned to keep out the united states, the united states is nowhere in this agreement. yes, russia and turkey try to use this moment to theirfavour. russia and turkey try to use this
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moment to their favour. as we know, obama's administration is leaving on the one hand, so there is this transition period. on the other hand, russia and turkey have strong and good heart in their hands during those negotiations. they've decided to just make a deal, those negotiations. they've decided tojust make a deal, despite those negotiations. they've decided to just make a deal, despite some disagreements they had. and both erdogan and putin are quite ambitious leaders and they want to resend this message they want to make things work without the involvement of the us. it's a very worrying sign for the international community. when it comes to president putin and his position at home and the world stage, what does this do for him? it's very important for him to send this message internationally and internally. putin is exercising this notion of russia being the only force for good in the region. despite heavy
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criticism we saw in the statements by western leaders, that russia is conducting some awful operations in syria, violating international laws, britain can say, you know what, i've delivered the deal, that will be his strong line on that. many thanks. tributes are being paid to debbie reynolds who date a day after her daughter carrie fisher. the hollywood actress debbie reynolds, who starred opposite gene kelly in the 1952 musical singin‘ in the rain, has died — a day after the death of her daughter, carrie fisher. the actress, who was 84, had been rushed to hospital with a suspected stroke. her son, todd fisher, said the stress of his sister's death had been too much for her and in her last words, she had said she wanted to be ‘with carrie'. david sillito reports. # i'm singin‘ in the rain, just singin‘ in the rain. singin‘ in the rain, debbie reynolds was just 19. she'd not really danced before this but this performance made her a star. it was supposed to be
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an innocent, virginal little girl and certainly i was that. i think it was a tough deal for poor gene to be stuck with me, who had never danced. it would have been far better for him to have a great dancer, but i worked so hard that i think in the end when i look at that performance of that little girl, i think i did a good job. # all i do is dream of you the whole night through. 64 years later, her death comes just a day after losing her daughter, carrie fisher. she'd been planning herfuneral when she was taken ill. her son todd said the stress was simply too much. among the tributes, bette midler, who said it was hard to comprehend. damejoan collins said she was truly heartbroken. that mother and daughter relationship, meryl streep and shirley maclaine gave us a taste of the ups and downs in postcards from the edge. but it was far from the full story. indeed debbie reynolds wanted
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to play the role but was told she wasn't right for the part. you want me to do well, just not better than you. what she was right for was old school hollywood song and dance. the show always went on, even when she was abandoned by her husband, eddie fisher, for elizabeth taylor. my personal life is always sort of like this. that little choo—choo train that says, "i think i can, i think i can, i think i can." i seem to marry very poorly. i have no taste in men. luckily for me god was good and i have two wonderful children. in recent years she played the role of grace's mother in will and grace, liberace's mother in behind the candelabra, and then this final moment, a mother grieving for her daughter. but if you want to remember what made debbie reynolds special, remember her like this. debbie reynolds, who has
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died at the age of 8a. german prosecutors have released a tunisian man they had originally linked to this month's christmas attack on a berlin market. he was detained in berlin on wednesday. prosecutors suspected the attacker anis amri could have sent the man a message and picture shortly before the attack. damien mcguinness easy in berlin. where does this news leave the investigation? the worry isa leave the investigation? the worry is a potential accomplice, someone who at least supported anis amri, has not been found, because police suspected this particular man, who had been living in berlin, had in
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fa ct, had been living in berlin, had in fact, been part of a plot, at least supported anis amri in this attack. just minutes before the attack anis amri had sent a voice message and a picture saying to this other person, pray for me, brother, i am in the car, all is fine. indicating there was someone else involved in planning the attack. authorities originally thought this ao—year—old tunisian man was that suspect. turns out it wasn't the case, so he has now been released. the search is on for other potential suspects. it's really not clear whether he was acting on his own or whether he had acting on his own or whether he had a whole network of people helping him. still lots of questions to be clarified about what happened just before christmas. and, in fact, the actions of the authorities coming under increasing criticism over whether they acted quick enough to find anis amri days after the attack, and whether he should have
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been allowed to carry out the attack at all given he was already known to authorities and deems to be suspicious at the time. prosecutors when they were releasing this information about the tunisian man also spoke about the automatic braking system on the lorry and how it had potentially saved lives. that's right, they said the braking system after about 70 metres managed to stop the lorry, meaning fewer people were killed than might otherwise have been the case. an interesting detail because there was speculation the original driver of the hijacked lorry, a polish man, had intervened, there has been lots of talk about whether he managed to help prevent other fatalities. of talk about whether he managed to help prevent otherfatalities. in fa ct help prevent otherfatalities. in fact it looks like it was the braking system rather than that. their roster questions about when this driver died because he was found dead in the truck of the lorry just after the attack. it seems he
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was alive until shortly before the attack but authorities have said just this afternoon they will have to wait for just this afternoon they will have to waitforan just this afternoon they will have to wait for an autopsy to find out exactly how he died and when because there is lots of talk at the moment about what his role in the run—up to the attack was. potentially, also, preventing the attack being worse thanit preventing the attack being worse than it was. damien mcguinness, in berlin, thank you very much. the chairwoman of the royal college of gps has warned patients could be forced to wait for more than a month to see their family doctor this winter. henna stokes lampard claimed surgeries are already skating on thin ice because of a shortage of gps and years of serious underinvestment. here is robert pigott. mrs richardson? come on in. i'm doctor helen. have a seat. what can i do for you today? winter is bringing increased demands on an nhs already under year—round pressure and gps warn that their service is stretched desperately thin.
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they say any spare capacity has disappeared, leaving lengthening waiting times that could pose a serious risk to patients. firstly there just aren't enough gps out there. we don't have enough clinicians in the workforce but also we haven't got enough nurses and other health care professionals too, so the problem this winter is as bad as it has ever been, and that's a real worry. pressure on gps has intensified. over 1.3 million patients visit a surgery every day and the number of consultations has rocketed to 60 million more per year compared to even five years ago. but in a recent survey, 85% of patients said they had a good experience at their doctor's surgery. gps have told the department of health that the nhs has been phenomenally successful, both in nipping disease in the bud and keeping alive huge numbers of people with chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes. but they warn this preventative care could now be undermined with potentially serious and even
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tragic consequences for future years. the people who will suffer are those with long—term conditions because we have to prioritise those who are sick today. if however we are ignoring those with longer term conditions, then we are storing up problems for the future, increasing their risks in the long—term. nhs england said the royal college of gps are right to remind everyone of what they describe as the most phenomenal success story of the nhs. every day tens of thousands of people do not die who would have died 20 to 30 years ago. that's why gp services are on track to receive an extra £21; billion in real terms investment by 2020 to build on this track record of success and expand access to convenient appointments throughout the week. the royal college of gps acknowledged that more money had been promised,
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but said it hadn't yet reached the front line. it said similar commitments for extra funding had not yet been made in wales or northern ireland, although some investment has been promised in scotland. robert pigott, bbc news. let's go back to the ceasefire in syria and our correspondent who is following of elements from neighbouring lebanon on. the ceasefire is due to coming to effect at midnight, but doesn't include all the opposition groups, what's different is this going to make on the ground ? different is this going to make on the ground? basically, it does include all the opposition groups, thatis include all the opposition groups, that is the announcement made. the group called by almost every side as a terrorist group, the sold called islamic state, both russia and turkey, the government, say it is a gi’oup turkey, the government, say it is a group to be excluded. the syrian government is adding to the list,
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basically adding the al-qaeda affiliate formerly known as al—nusra. they say everyone affiliated to is and al—nusra shouldn't be included in this deal, a worrying sign, because in the past we've seen the syrian government has been targeting all rebel held territory is, claiming they are fighting terrorists there. that's what the syrian government says, they even, the white helmets, called them a face—lift to al-qaeda. the question is how much russians will be able to control the government military operations in fighting the islamic state and not fighting other groups supported by the west and included in this deal. groups supported by the west and included in this deallj groups supported by the west and included in this deal. i suppose we've been here before with negotiated ceasefires, which have not held. the difference this time
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is russia appears to be in the driving seat. yes, indeed. we have here, both the un and us, are missing in this deal. they are not present, they don't have any stake in this deal. it's the powers on the ground, like russia, turkey and iran. for this deal to come out, and be announced by president putin himself, he's putting all his weight behind it, he wants to strike a deal that finds a solution for the conflict in syria, to which he will ta ke conflict in syria, to which he will take credit for. especially before a new american administration will be in office. so he will put the reality on the ground for the next american administration and takes the credit for any settlement for the credit for any settlement for the war in syria. we'll leave it there. thank you. the headlines now on bbc news. the russian president vladimir putin has announced a ceasefire between the syrian
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government and rebels to come into force at midnight tonight. hollywood actress debbie reynolds has died just one day after the death of her daughter carrie fisher. she is believed to have suffered a stroke. the royal college of gps warns patients could be forced to wait more than a month to see their doctor this winter. time for sport. for a full round—up, here is tim hague. sir bradley wiggins may have retired yesterday but mps on the culture media and sport select committee said british cycling has shown proof a package delivered to him before the 2011 tour de france contained a legal decongestant. wiggins and team sky have tonight any wrongdoing and while one of wigan ‘s former team—mates says his achievements in cycling would be repeated, he agrees the questions over riggins's use of performance enhancing drugs for medical reasons have cast a shadow.
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it's a shame this tue has come at the end of his career and there is a cloud. in terms of the rules of the sport, he's broken none. the world governing body has said there is nothing to answer for. there is still a question of, has it been ethical? that's a separate issue. it's certainly not the ideal way bradley wiggins would have wanted to have retired. has that been potentially a push into him making this decision now? potentially. will we see him back in six months racing? who knows? andy murray is in abu dhabi for his first event of the new season, he'll face david goffin, who beatjo—wilfried new season, he'll face david goffin, who beat jo—wilfried tsonga new season, he'll face david goffin, who beatjo—wilfried tsonga earlier. the belgian, ranked 11th in the world, beat his french opponent in straight sets. the first grand slam of the season. the australian open.
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that begins in mid—january. while murray has lost in the final five times, he goes in as world number one this time. i played really well in the past and it hasn't happened for me. i need to do something a little bit different. this year. i love the conditions there. i enjoy the tournament a lot. you know, i'll be going in hopefully playing well, with a lot of confidence, because of the way i finished 2016. former world champion ricky hatton has called for more support for boxers once buried careers have ended. he said if there was some kind of union in place others may avoid the depression he suffered in retirement. he fell into heavy drinking and drug taking and try to ta ke drinking and drug taking and try to take his own life on several occasions. he said after retirement boxers tend to spend the rest of their lives on their own. swansea city continue their search for a new manager. west ham boss slaven bilic says bob bradley wasn't given a fair
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chance. the american in charge for just 11 games and 85 days before he was sacked after swansea's boxing day defeat to west ham. slaven bilic has felt the pressure of speculation over his ownjob has felt the pressure of speculation over his own job and has sympathy for bradley. how can you suggest this is so short amount of time? you depend totally on luck. the people are expecting from you to make something in a couple of months‘ time. and that‘s not through the preseason, that‘s like, straight, you have a game in two days, then in five days, you know? he didn‘t have any chance, to be fair. apart from he was lucky to win a few games. daryl gurney is through to the pdc world darts championship quarterfinals after a tense 11—3 win over mark webster at the ally pally. the northern irishman who has never been beyond the last 32, led 3—1 at
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one stage, missing five darts of the match only for webster to level at 3-3. match only for webster to level at 3—3. gurney prevailed in the deciding set and could meet world number one michael van gerwen in the next round. that‘s the sport for now. i‘ll have more in the next hour, see you then. child offenders could be given life—long anonymity under new plans being considered by the government. a review into the youth justice system found that a ban on naming criminals under the age of 18 would help to reduce re—offending rates. but some critics of the idea say the most serious offenders should be named in the public interest. penelope gibbs is the vice chair of the campaign group standing committee for youth justice. she explained why they were supporting the proposals. the problem is that there are very few children in this country who are convicted in court who are then named publicly and their photos available on the internet forever more. it‘s also children who commit anti—social behaviour can also be
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very easily named. and our concern is about future victims, really, and about society. these are children and because they are children or teenagers we need to give them the maximum possible chance of rehabilitation. and there is good evidence that the kind of vilification that is associated with a child who has committed a very serious crime being identified destroys those chances of rehabilitation. obviously, they may still be rehabilitated, but the chances are much lessened if you identify that child. the nhs in england is to put barcodes on medicines and medical equipment. it‘s hoped that the scheme will reduce the likelihood of patients being given the wrong treatment — and make it easier to trace people if they are. sangita myska has the story.
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an angiogram designed to reveal the condition of patients‘ blood vessels is carried out in salisbury. as part of the piloting of the scanlisafety scheme, bar codes on medication and equipment record the materials used to treat patients, the time and place of the procedure and the name of the medical staff taking part. we can trace that patient very quickly. we scan all the equipment so there should be no drug errors. some drugs look very similar. it‘s to the correct patient, so we scan the patient making sure the right drug or the right blood product etc goes to the right patient and if they‘re going to roll it out to orthopaedics and other types of equipment, we can trace those back in the future again to those patients. bar coding will reduce the average of an hour a day nurses spend collecting medicines and alert staff to those reaching their use—by dates. everything from screws used in knee operations to breast implants will be bar coded so their quality can be monitored. about once a week tragically someone dies in the nhs because they‘re given the wrong medicine.
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we also have a number of operations where the wrong implant is put into someone‘s body and it has to be changed at a later date. if we use modern bar code technology then we can deal with a lot of these problems. one of the biggest advantages of scanlisafety could be in tracing patients when faulty products have been recalled. nearly 50,000 british women had breast implants made by the french company pip when they were revealed to be at risk of rupturing. the patchy record—keeping had made it difficult to trace the patients at the time. sangita myska, bbc news. the criminologist who uncovered evidence which led to fresh inquests into the hillsborough disaster, has said he‘s turning down an obe because he can‘t accept an honour tied in name to the british empire. professor phil scratton said he accepted his decision might disappoint some of the families whose relatives died at liverpool‘s fa cup semi—final in 1989. police have launched an
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investigation after the bodies of two men were found at a property in cornwall. the deaths are being treated as unexplained. eleanor parkinson reports. the bodies of the two men were found in a rented flat in this building yesterday afternoon. police haven‘t revealed how they died but say their deaths are unexplained. officers from plymouth have been drafted in along with a forensic team and a number of fire officers. this block of flats has been sealed off while officers search around the building and inside. all police will say at the moment is one of the men is a 31—year—old local man from saint austell, the other man understood to be in his 20s, and has yet to be formally identified. i just feel for the families, obviously i don‘t know exactly what‘s happened, it‘s appalling that something like this can happen. the flat is owned by a housing association and is yards from a school and a nursery. devon and cornwall police say investigations are at a very early stage. eleanor parkinson, bbc news.
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more on the death of hollywood actress debbie reynolds just a more on the death of hollywood actress debbie reynoldsjust a day after her daughter carrie fisher. the 84—year—old star was at her son‘s home planning her daughter‘s funeral when she is believed to have suffered a stroke. six years ago when debbie reynolds was a guest on the bbc hardtop programme she opened up the bbc hardtop programme she opened up about her three divorces, going bankrupt and bringing up two children and three stepchildren on her own. do i have to work? yes, everybody has to work. there are a lwa ys everybody has to work. there are always bills, i raise five children, they all went to university and a lwa ys they all went to university and always had a mother that worked, so they had a lot of cars, colleges, you know. so i think all parents work, don‘t they? especially if they have a divorce. lawford husband richard hammond lefty bankrupts didn‘t he? richard hammond lefty bankrupts didn't he? my second husband left me bankrupt. and the third. he didn't
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leave me bankrupt, hejust left with all the money. it must be difficult, asa all the money. it must be difficult, as a hollywood star you had amassed as a hollywood star you had amassed a huge amount of money until your second and third marriage. husbands spend a lot of money. i could shop all day on what they spent. dude you regret you trusted your husband is so much financially and in the end it didn‘t work out for one reason or another, in the case of your second, he gambled a lot, i think. in the case of your third... he gambled a lot, i think. in the case of your third. .. they have to ask you, as a woman, i have to ask you, honestly, that when you fall in love, you don‘t really ask, is the man in love with me? you really think that he is, otherwise you wouldn‘t get married. you just really do believe. and then i think if the man says, i love you, debbie, i want to marry you and be with you the rest of my life, you must believe him or you wouldn‘t marry him. i‘m not a complete fool, until
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after the fact, than i was. yes, i‘ve been married three times, twice, the second one went bankrupt, the third one went bankrupt but he didn‘t get everything. he took all the money and ran, but he didn‘t get everything. and i have great resilience, you know. they don‘t attack the way out, theyjust leave me fall in, like a good punch. when you were first discovered at the age of 16 what did it feel like to be on the verge of a hollywood career? who knew that? i was 16, in. the verge of a hollywood career? who knew that? iwas16, in. i entered the verge of a hollywood career? who knew that? i was 16, in. i entered a local beauty contest for fun because they gave away a free blouse and ska. that's why you did it? a silk scarf, i never had a silk scarf or beautiful blouse. i won the contest, there was a talent scout. they took me to warner brothers and did a screen test, and asked why i wanted to be in the movies, i said... i don‘t. to be in the movies, i said... i
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don't. they must have been surprised by that because every young girl in those days wanted to be an actress, especially in california.|j those days wanted to be an actress, especially in california. i really had no thought about it. i loved to go to movies but why would you think you were going to be in the movies? it's you were going to be in the movies? it‘s one thing to go to the movies and the movie stars, but why would you think you were ever going to be in the movies if no one in your family, if you weren‘t exposed to it at all? i had no dream of that. you have to be a little crazy to be in show business, i have decided that. debbie reynolds there talking to jonathan charles.

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