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hello, this is breakfast, with ben thompson and kat downes. six people are arrested for what the police describe as a brutal attack on a young asylum seeker. it happened at the 17—year—old stood at a bus stop in south london — detectives say they are treating it as a hate crime. good morning, it's sunday second of april. also ahead: more than 250 people die in columbia after a massive landslide — many more are still missing. johanna konta wins the biggest tennis title by a british woman in a0 years — she beats caroline wozniacki to win the miami open and becomes the highest ranking british player in a generation. it motivates you more to keep working hard and keep enjoying. also in sport — a surprise defeat
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for premier league leaders chelsea. their lead is cut to seven points after a 2—1 defeat to crystal palace at stamford bridge. and tomasz has the weather. it promises to be and nice day today. sunshine on the way. yesterday, we had to dodge a few showers but not today. good morning. first, our main story. four men and two women have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a young asylum seeker was attacked in south london. police say they're treating it as a hate crime. the 17—year—old victim suffered severe head injuries but his life is not now believed to be at risk. andy moore reports. the young man believed to be kurdish iranian was waiting at a bus stop late on friday night with two friends when he was approached by a group of about eight people. he was attacked after telling them where he came from. we believe it's a hate
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crime. prior to the attack taking place, the young person was asked where he was from and when they said they were asylum seeker, that is when the frenzied attack took place. police say the gang chased the man a round the corner and injured his street where they kicked him in the head and left him on the floor unconscious. after that, members of the public came to help him. the attack only stopped when the sound of sirens was hurt. the gang made off in the direction of this nearby pub. the young man was wrapped —— left with a fractured skull and a blood clot on his brain. he is in a serious but stable condition in hospital. his two friends escaped the attackers and received only minor injuries. the local mps said croydon had generally very good relations between people of different backgrounds. he called the incident and appalling crime against somebody who had come to this country to seek sanctuary. andy moore, bbc news. more than 250 people are now known to have died in landslides in colombia, with many more injured and missing.
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heavy rains on friday night caused rivers to burst their banks in the town of mocoa, flooding homes with mud. greg dawson reports. from the ground you get a sense of the force of the mud which pushed cars through buildings and ripped trees from the ground. but it's from the air that the scale of the damage is apparent, with the stew of mud and water stretching for miles. in some areas there is no way in or out, with roads, bridges and entire neighbourhoods swept away. this is how many spent the night, surrounded by their belongings, which have now become debris. people without homes, in a town without power or running water. by torchlight, rescue workers continue to look for signs of life. hundreds of people are still missing, many of them children. a list of their names and ages have been pinned to the walls of the family welfare unit. translation: we've lost a baby.
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it has gone missing and the rest is as you can see. a little baby. we can't find him anywhere. unusually heavy rain on friday morning caused the mocoa river to burst its banks. landslides might be common in this region but residents are shocked by the scale of the damage. more than 1000 troops and police officers have been sent to the region to help with the rescue effo rts the region to help with the rescue efforts but authorities have warned the death toll is likely to keep rising. greg dawson, bbc news. at least 18 people have been injured after the lighting of a carnival bonfire went wrong at an event in a north—east suburb of paris. dramatic video posted on social media showed a pyre exploding seconds after a fuse was ignited, sending debris over the crowd. police said a wooden figure had been doused with petrol before being lit. the incident happened at the end of the yellow carnaval at villepinte. the chancellor is to urge indian businesses to use the expertise
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of the city of london in the latest attempt by ministers to build trade links outside the european union. philip hammond's trade mission to delhi and mumbai is part of an effort to build a partnership with india as it tries to forge a future as a global manufacturing powerhouse. our business correspondent joe lynam has more. depending on how britain quits the eu, the city of london is set to lose thousands ofjobs in the coming yea rs lose thousands ofjobs in the coming years as some banks and insurers leave to remain in the single market. now the chancellor philip hammond is looking to court new customers. he leads a delegation of business leaders as well as the governor of the bank of england to india this week, hoping that indian companies will use the city of london to fund the estimated £1.2 trillion of spending needed to modernise indian‘s infrastructure.
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they hope to use the trip to open new markets in india for companies that are part of the new technology sector. all of this forms the backdrop for a comprehensive free—trade agreement which britain hopes to sign with india want it formally leave the eu but that won't be easy. india is yet to sign any free—trade deal with anyone and one stumbling block could be a demand by india to allow its citizens free movement to and from britain. the organisers of the university boat races say they have no plans to postpone the event — despite the discovery of what's thought to be an unexploded second world war bomb in the thames. the device was spotted near putney bridge, close to where the race begins. a final decision on whether the races get the go—ahead will be made this morning. the women's race is due to start at 4.35 this afternoon with the men's race an hour later. for bob dylan — it was definitely a case of better late than never when he finally received his nobel prize for literature.
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dylan collected the award in person during a very private ceremony in stockholm. he was awarded the prize last year, but failed to travel to sweden to pick it up. feathers were flying in philadelphia yesterday. residents had a massive pillow fight. it's part of international pillow fight day, which saw mock battles taking place all over the world. after the goose and duck down had settled, participants were encouraged to donate their pillows — which would be given to the homeless. is there much left inside the pillows after they have been... there's not too many feathers. pillows after they have been... there's not too many feathersm looks quite tame as far as i can see. no burst pillows, no injuries. it is looking like fun, that's the
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main thing. but take it through the front pages. the sunday telegraph leads on a warning for airports and nuclear power stations. it says britain airports and nuclear forces are told to tighten their defences. the concern is whether hackers could get into the systems and carry out something sinister. a picture of johanna konta celebrating the biggest win of her career in miami. we will be talking to various people about that over the course of the morning. a great victory for her. their frontline story revealed rich peers paid for doing nothing. lord that up to £110,000, they say, for little or no work. they have been investigating what it takes to claim expenses in the house of lords. they say it's fairly easy. the front of the sunday mirror says what they call an exclusive story from tom jones and says "i needed therapy
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over my wife's death." she died of cancer. he says it took inquest to breaking point. 0n the front of the mail, google blood money, they say. it is because of the inside pages, they have a story about a man who posts videos on youtube, showing how to pierce stab proof vests like the one worn by pc keith palmer when he was murdered in the westminster terror attack. they say that google has blood on their hands because they are promoting videos like that, people showing on the internet how to sta b people showing on the internet how to stab through stab proof vests and white shields as well. much more on all of those papers. —— riot shields. great britain'sjohanna konta is celebrating the biggest victory of her tennis career. she won the miami 0pen last night beating former world number 0ne caroline wozniacki in straight sets. it's the most significant victory by a british woman in a0 years ago.
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a short while ago, her coach andrew fitzpatrick gave us his reaction to the win. a fantastic end to a long two weeks. there was pressure is and a whole host of things from the outside but from within, it's, just take it day by day. it's just nice to see her push herself over the line in what is potentially her biggest win in a tournament so far. just as she is progressing really well, she is someone who is very mentally strong. she has a process that she has developed that is true to her. as long as it she trusts in doubt and trust in that process and builds day by day, i can tell you, sitting by
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the side, i couldn't even put my elbows on to the side of the court, there was a black panel and i couldn't even put my hands on it. jo works incredibly hard on her fitness. she understands that part of her game is to do with movement. those people knows tennis is a physical sport now. especially coming up against caroline wozniacki who is one of the best athletes out there, joanna worked very hard on those conditions. tomorrow morning, we are flying to charleston to turn our attention to clay courts. it will be a relatively fast transmission the american clay courts. as far as rankings go, it's not going to change anything, really. as i said, joe is lucky that she has a strong process and a strong mental approach to what she is doing. the exterior pressures
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that some people have with those sorts of things, it doesn't come into effect. she is very centred around her development and it's not so much a bout of the ranking and who she is playing, it is more about what she is trying to do and how she is trying to evolve. we alljust went to a nice meal. everybody with the team and a few friends of family that were in town. nothing too wild, just a nice celebration of her achievement and the hard work that everyone, jo and the team around her, support staff and everyone, has put in and will continue to put in to help her continued to grow. it was a nice evening. the pressure will now mount on her. we will all be talking about whether she can win at grand slam not. richard will have more on that historic win in about 20 minutes. you are watching breakfast from bbc
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world news. here are the main user stories this morning. six people are arrested after what police are describing as a brutal attack on a young asylum seeker. as we just heard. the most successful female british tennis player in over a generation. johanna konta beats caroline wozniacki to claim the miami open title also coming up, click visits brian eno for a rare peek inside the studio — and mind — of the artist and producer. but here is thomas with the weather. a lovely sun dries behind you there. —— sunrise. that was from yesterday. this is actually a thunderstorm. none of that today. yesterday we had to dodge the showers and today we are predicting a very much better day. what is the weather headline? it is sunny with a few scattered
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clouds. that's all it will be today. from morning onwards, it is pretty much funny. this will be one of the weather forecasts where we will be picking out a lot of towns and cities and places along the south coast because it is sunny all round. it really is beautiful. this is lunchtime. sunshine through cornwall, at devon, the isle of wight, to hit kent and sussex. lovely weather across wales, nottinghamshire, lancashire, cumbrae cumbrae a little bit on the chilly side. a bit of grass frost around but it won't last very long. the sun is strong. a fine, fine, warm —ish day. we are predicting 60 celsius for the boat race. we will get some updates from the river thames. there could bea from the river thames. there could be a couple of light showers around
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today. just a few light ones are around lincolnshire into east anglia but that is pretty much it. a fine evening on the way. clear skies, quite near peak, temperatures down to about five or six degrees in some areas and then the weather for monday is going downhill a little bit across western areas. this high which is bringing us great weather todayis which is bringing us great weather today is out of the scene. we have weather fronts coming in off the atla ntic weather fronts coming in off the atlantic which means rain in northern ireland tomorrow morning. it will reach western scotland as well. for the bulk of england, tomorrow, another beautiful day. temperatures getting up to about 20 degrees in london and right across yorkshire, some sunshine. the weather front will push across other parts of the uk during the course of monday night. here is the week ahead, looking pretty settled, not much rain. a little on the fresh side. 0verall, not so bad. the so—called islamic state took
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control of iraq's second largest city mosul two—and—a—half years ago, damaging priceless assyrian and sumerian antiquities in a campaign to erase elements of cultural history. now under control of the iraqi security forces, our middle east editorjeremy bowen has been to see the damage done to mosul‘s museum. these were the statues of gods, sumerian gods, and they were were great big statues with wings, feet with claws, and the faces and torsos of humans. you can see on it cuneiform.
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cuneiform writing is one of the earliest kind of alphabets, about 5,000 years old, and it's considered one of the greatest contributions to civilisation. and this wasn'tjust cultural vandalism, though it was that, it was an attempt to remake history, to destroy a civilisation, to destroy a memory. the things that contributed to making this part of the world special. inside there are large exhibition rooms. high ceilings, pillars, it's a classic museum. now, in other buildings here, other parts of the museum here, you can see that this wasn't just an exhibition hall, it was a working museum. a place of research. and when they came here to destroy all of this, they were also trying to create something new. their caliphate. a return to the golden age of islam.
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but far from being that, it turned into the exercise of a brutal, vicious tyranny. you hear the noise outside? it's brought war down onto the iraqi people once again. that was our middle east editorjeremy bowen. this is the. we'll be back with a summary of the news at 6:30am. now it's time for the film review with gavin esler and mark kermode. hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases we have mark kermode. what do we have, mark? this is a very, very mixed week. we have graduation, which is a low—key and intense drama. we have ghost in the shell, controversial live action adaptation
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of a famous manga and anime. and free fire, the new film from ben wheatley. ben wheatley, we are both fans of ben wheatley. so, graduation. graduation is from cristian mungiu, the romanian director of 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days, which you remember we reviewed here on the programme some time ago. this is another low—key and very intense drama. the story is a doctor, his daughter is on her way to school, is attacked, she gets a broken wrist and the doctor is just simply worried it will affect her exams. he is desperate for her to get great exam grades because he wants to be able to go and study in britain. he is convinced that she needs to get away because the place they live is not somewhere that he wants his daughter to grow up. all he can focus on is this desire for her to get good exam grades. as a result of it, he gets drawn into a web of duplicity and corruption. that somebody knows somebody who could perhaps ensure the exam grades are ok, but only in return for a favour
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for a deputy mayor who needs to be moved up in his wait for a transplant. the daughter, understandably, is not pleased about the idea of essentially cheating. here is a clip. very intense, isn't it? it is, and you see from that, single shot, basically one shot per scene. what i love about this is it's a perfect blend of the personal and the political. on one hand, it's a story about a father and a daughter, on the other hand it's a story that social corruption is everywhere. every conversation is, ooh, that building's being going on for ages, yes it will be a backroom deal, well, isn't everything? it's a film in which the personalities of the characters completely draw you in, and you believe in their personal stories, but you also understand it is telling a wider story, about what it means to grow up in a society in which everything seems to be sort of slightly on the wrong side of completely honest. as is so brilliant with this director, what he manages to do is get to that point across, but never sounds hectoring,
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you never feel like what you're watching is a political statement. what you feel you're watching is a really intense drama in which the doctor, for example, he's concerned about his daughter, but has a mistress. at one point he says to his wife, everyone cheats in theirfinal exams. she says, i didn't. and he says, but look where it got you. it's an interesting film about guilt and complicity. some people have compared him to michael haneke, haven't they? because lots of bad things are happening under the surface of the superficially normal society. although i think, personally, i think there's a lot more tenderness, a lot more humanity in what's happening here. haneke's films are terrific, but very harsh, very sharp, sometimes accusatory, i think. ghost in the shell. yes, 0k. live action adaptation of a celebrated manga, a 1995 anime, which people revere for very good reasons. scarlettjohansson is major, a human ghost in a cyber shell in the future. she's a person, she's a robot, she's a weapon. that film has become the cause of some controversy
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about whitewashing, that scarlettjohansson was cast in this role. it has to be said, the director of the ‘95 anime has said, and i quote, "there is no basis for saying that an asian actor must portray that character". it a controversy that has dogged the film, to some extent. like the plot of the film itself, you can look at this and think, it's a soul of one thing transplanted into a shell which is slightly artificial and slightly more glossy. however, i was strangely impressed by it. i went in with fairly low expectations. i thought it looked terrific. i think it does a very good job of evoking the future world. people have talked about it looking like blade runner, it looks more like the fifth element, oddly enough. a very cluttered future. i was never bored. i found that yes it changed and simplified the narrative to some extent, and loses some of the melancholy and depth of its predecessors, but as a piece of multiplex entertainment, it was better than i expected it to be by quite some distance. free fire.
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ok, so. the new film by ben wheatley. i'm a huge fan of ben wheatley. the story is in boston in the 19705 there is an arms deal going down between a group of people, all of whom are variously incompetent. the whole thing looks very volatile and looks like at any moment it could fall apart appallingly, and of course it does. here's a clip. try not to hit any of the metal work, because i don't want to get any of those bling burns on my new. . . ..suit. sorry, what was that? this is from saville... i don't know about you guys, but i for one think vern's merchandise is a real gas. my guess is you're whatever you're paid to be, pal. do you see what you did here? gunfire good.
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0k... i'll overlook it this time. laughter is there a lot of that? there is. what i really like about it is this, on the one hand it's a tense drama about a bunch of people in a warehouse, all of whom are armed and all whom are fighting each other in various different ways. however, it also has a kind of screwball comedy element. the best way of describing it, it's like a silent movie, slapstick sensibility, but with a soundtrack which reminds you of those loony tunes cartoons, that is really, really brilliantly put together. it keeps you on the edge of your seat. it's tense, but also very, very comic. it's also very nihilistic. the idea is that all of these
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people are variously untrustworthy and incompetent. they're all laughed at, from their ridiculous quotes and their foolish mannerisms. vernon keeps saying "watch and vern, watch and vern." what i liked about it, i think what ben wheatley and his film making partner amyjump managed to do is make it a cross—genre film, which they always do. 0k, yes, it's a thriller, but also a comedy, but it's a very nihilistic comedy. it's a comedy about the fact that if you take... people have compared it to, they say it's like the last movement of reservoir dogs stretched out... it's not. it's like that sequence in naked gun 21/2, when there's the close—range gunfight, with two people hiding behind the same dustbin, but it's like that that, stretched over 90 minutes. it has an absurd edge to it. it passes the six laughs test in the first ten minutes. it's passed the six laughs test in the last two minutes. you were laughing all the way through. i'm laughing at you talking about it. 0k, fine, so it's me you're laughing at! but cillian murphy, brie larson,
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sharlto copley, armie hammer, a really terrific cast, and every single one of them clearly rising to the challenge of this, thinking it's a great script. it's beautifully mapped out. i know nobody ever comes out of the cinema and says this, but the editing is amazing. laughter i think you sold that quite well. good! the best of the week is get out. this is out in cinemas at the moment. have you seen this yet? no, i haven't see it yet. ok, you really should. it's described by its director as a social thriller, and it's very much influenced by rosemary's ba by and the stepford wives. but it also alludes to other horror movies like red state and green room and films like tales from the hood and to sleep with anger. it's a sort of horrifying satire about racism in post—racial america, about liberal, rich white people, with this broiling undercurrent of racism. i saw it in a packed cinema and it really played to the crowd. it's done terrifically well and i think it's great. briefly, edge of 17 is your dvd. a coming—of—age drama that
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appears to be written and directed by someone who likes the protagonist. it's smart, funny, intelligent and terrific performances from hailee steinfeld and woody harrelson. and kelly fremon craig who wrote and directed it, i think, has done a terrificjob. i thought it was really touching, very tender and very funny. since this is our last film review and i am on holiday from tomorrow, i'm taking it with me. very good, you will enjoy it, you'll enjoy it, but you have to go and see free fire at the weekend. i will do. thanks very much. a quick reminder before we go that you'll find more film news and reviews from across the bbc online at and you can find all our previous programmes on the bbc iplayer. that's it for this week. thanks for watching, enjoy the movies. goodbye. the 17—year—old victim suffered severe head injuries but his life
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is not now believed to be at risk. police say they're treating the attack as a hate crime. more than 250 people have been killed after mudslides swept through a columbian town on friday night. 17 neighbourhoods have been destroyed, and over a 1,000 emergency workers are now involved in the rescue effort. hundreds are injured and missing, and the death toll is expected to rise. presidentjuan manuel santos has declared a state of emergency. at least 18 people have been injured after the lighting of a carnival bonfire went wrong at an event in a north—east suburb of paris. dramatic video posted on social media showed a pyre exploding seconds after a fuse was ignited, sending debris over the crowd. police said a wooden figure had been doused with petrol before being lit. the incident happened at the end of
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the yellow carnaval at villepinte. a third body has been found in the aftermath of the floods that hit australia's east coast in the wake of cyclone debbie. authorities are searching for another three people who are still missing in queensland and evacuation orders remain in place for a number townships in northern new south wales. but its expected that the conditions will ease through the weekend. the chancellor is to urge indian businesses to use the expertise of the city of london in the latest attempt by ministers to build trade links outside the european union. philip hammond's trade mission to delhi and mumbai is part of an effort to build a partnership with india as it tries to forge a future as a global manufacturing powerhouse. the organisers of the university boat races say they have no plans to postpone the event — despite the discovery of what's thought to be an unexploded
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second world war bomb in the thames. the device was spotted near putney bridge, close to where the race begins. a final decision on whether the races get the go—ahead will be made this morning. the women's race is due to start at 4.35 this afternoon with the men's race an hour later. yellow car owners have rallied in support of a vehicle blamed for ruining tourists' photographs in a picturesque cotswold village. the convoy drove through bibery in solidarity with 84—year—old vauxhall corsa owner peter maddox after his car was vandalised earlier this year for spoiling the view. he said he was overwhelmed by the support. that is the tourist photo that everybody wanted to take that because he parked his yellow card in
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it, he had hate letters, eventually it, he had hate letters, eventually it was scratched with the windows broken. is he supposed to have camouflaged car? what carruth allowed to have? i was listening to this on the radio. where else is he parked his car? —— what car. people we re parked his car? —— what car. people were saying, "well, he could have picked a more subtle colour". i think he should just go and buy a big yellow van next. sport now. such a fantastic win forjohanna konta. superb, wasn't it? sojohanna konta is celebrating the biggest win of her career. it's her third world tour title but easily the most significant. she beat former world number one caroline wozniacki 6—4 6—3 in the miami 0pen final. as patrick gearey reports. miami isa
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miami is a place of the relaxed and cool miami is a place of the relaxed and cool, not when you are in baking heat and playing one of the biggest matches of your life so far. johanna konta, break one, game one. it takes energy to sit and watch let alone compete with the athleticism of caroline wozniacki. there were brea ks caroline wozniacki. there were breaks in surf but not intensity. like all the sport's best, johanna konta peaked at the most important points. wozniacki is a former world mobil one and yet conquer started this as a great, a mark of her startling progress. —— johanna konta. bodies tyred, johanna konta kept going. she got there in straight sets. now up to seventh in the world, johanna konta says she is benefiting in playing in andy
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murray's shadow. you won't find much shadow in miami. it's an incredible accomplishment, notjust shadow in miami. it's an incredible accomplishment, not just myself shadow in miami. it's an incredible accomplishment, notjust myself but my team and my family back home. it's always good to get these sorts of, i guess, it's always good to get these sorts of, iguess, moments it's always good to get these sorts of, i guess, moments in your career. it gets, what's the word? a bit of a pat on the back for the work you are putting in it motivates you more to keep working hard and keep enjoying. there was a surprise defeat for premier league leaders chelsea yesterday — they went down 2—1 to crystal palace. second placed tottenham are keeping up the pressure — they won away at burnley. ben croucher has the details. commentator: the leaders are ahead just after four minutes! against struggling crystal palace, it looks at another saturday stroll for chelsea. and 91 first half seconds, the stroll became a gruelling. as
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these guys left antonio conte staring. therefore the legal loss this season. it looked like a one—sided title race. eric dyer a human son scored in a 2—0 win to narrow the gap at the top of the table. it is important for us to be there. we are there fighting. fighting for the premier league. behind spurs are liverpool. they didn't need any help from 774 they had all the help they needed in number ten. philip continuo scored one and a hand in the other two as liverpool won the merseyside derby will stop with a chance to close in to the top four, jose mourinho had every reason to be cheering ahead of the match against west brom but despite having three quarters of the possession, he had to be content
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with an even share of the points in a goalless draw. shakespeare may not be the special one that his masterminded son turned around at leicester. it helps when your players can do that. commentator:! —— feast your eyes on that! -- feast your eyes on that! it was a pretty sight. pretty easy, boss. in a goalless draw against southampton and bournemouth, is this the worst penalty in premier league history? commentator: harry archer has missed it bya commentator: harry archer has missed it by a mile! at least you have not got far to go home, hey harry? elsewhere hull city got a crucial three points in their battle to get out of the relegation zone — they came from behind to beat west ham 2—1. and there was another defeat for bottom side sunderland — they lost 1—0 at watford. celtic will win their sixth
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consecutive league title if they beat hearts later today. brendan rodgers's side are 22 points ahead of their nearest rivals aberdeen in the scottish premiership. my myjob was to get the best win we possibly could. there are different ways to win. people will tell you that you can win something and it not be the same feeling but to win and get the spirit we had here throughout the whole football club, it can make it very special and also the way we have played football. so for me, to share that with the players and the coaching staff and eve ryo ne players and the coaching staff and everyone at the club, to make eve ryo ne everyone at the club, to make everyone at the club, to make everyone a champion, would be very special. there were four games in the scottish premiership yesterday. partick thistle came from behind to beat ross county 2—1 and strengthen their position in the top six. partick now four points clear of kilmarnock who drew one all with inverness. inverness are now bottom of the table, replacing hamilton who beat stjohnstone 1—0.
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stjohnstone played the second half of that match with nine men after two of their team were sent off for fighting each other. rangers drew 1—1 with motherwell to get within ten points of second placed aberdeen. they beat dundee 7—0 on friday. wasps are out of european club rugby's premier competition — the champions cup. they lost 32—17 to leinster in their quarterfinal. the irish side put four tries past the premiership leaders to win — they'll play either clermont auvergne or toulon next. munster are also into the last four — they'll face either glasgow or defending champions saracens. the two remaining quarterfinal matches are later today. in the european challenge cup, bath are into the semi finals for the second time in four years. they beat brive 34—20. england winger samesa rockodoguni scored twice for bath. gloucester are also through — they beat cardiff blues. warrington remain bottom of super league but a late kurt gidley penalty did earn them a first point as they drew with hull fc. widnes beat leigh for their first win of the season wakefield trinity meanwhile are up to sixth in the table. they beat catalan dragons 38—18 in perpignan thanks largely
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to a hattrick from benjones bishop. charley hull's hopes of winning the first golf major in the women's calendar — the ana inspiration tournament — appear to be over going into today's final round in california she finished second last year, but after a round of 71. she's eight shots behind this woman — america's lexi thompson — who heads the field on 13 under par overall. she narrowly missed out on a birdie at the seventh there. world number one mark selby looks in fine form ahead of the world championships later this month. he's into the final of the china open after a 6—4 win over kyren wilson. he'll play mark williams in today's final. four world records have been smashed by one woman at the prague half marathon in the czech republic. kenya's joyciline jepkosgei beat paula radcliffe's14—year—old record for 10k on the road, along with the marks for 15 and 20 kilometres. she won the race in a record one hour four minutes and 52 seconds.
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it was only the fifth time she had raced the distance. quite an achievement to her but also it just shows quite an achievement to her but also itjust shows how good paula radcliffe was in a record. to come out at your fifth attempt of the maritime. only the fifth attempt! and break a record that had stood for that long. —— marathon. and break a record that had stood for that long. -- marathon. and also what an achievement byjohanna konta. little over two years ago, she was just konta. little over two years ago, she wasjust inside konta. little over two years ago, she was just inside the top 150 and now she is ranked so high. a lot of people think she could go on and win a grand slam. we will be talking about that bit later on. that was a shocker, that penalty, though, wasn't it? council tax, water, phone, prescriptions — just some of the services we use that went up in price yesterday. it's all because inflation is rising, reaching its highest rate in 3.5 years last month. hannah maundrell is the editor of — and hannah you've called yesterday
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‘national price hike day'. we are all going to feel a bit worse because we are shelling out of author everyday things? allan absolutely that most things you can make simple savings that will save you the amount it went up yesterday —— absolutely. let's go through the things. the first headline, prescription charges, going up by 20p in england. counciltax going up 596 20p in england. counciltax going up 5% for 90% of households in england. we had a letter through say we will have to pay some more. a broadband customer, the charges have gone up late to pounds from what they call a basic board than service. mobile providers as well. these prices up by 2.6% as well. why now? it tends to happen this time of year. it is
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the start of april where all the different price hikes kick in especially if they are inflation linked. we also see energy bills going up at this time. the big energy suppliers have whacked up the prices and the average household would pay over £100 more which is crazy. is it fair, is it to do with inflation, is it because the supply —— the energy supplies, the mobile suppliers, are seeing increased costs that they need to pass on or is it because it costs more? costs that they need to pass on or is it because it costs more7m costs that they need to pass on or is it because it costs more? if the quality of service isn't going up, that's another question. especially ee, 02, and vodafone, they can add a pound to your bill. for energy supplies, that is the big question. are they charging a reasonable amount? the government is looking into it. we have been talked about
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inflation for a while. it has been low and it's starting to pick up. there is a tendency for people to think about inflation, it doesn't matter, it's only a couple of pounds, but it keeps —— it does add up. we are at 2.396 pounds, but it keeps —— it does add up. we are at 2.3% now. pounds, but it keeps —— it does add up. we are at 2.396 now. robert thinks it statistics look at, —— for all the things that statistics look at, it is pushing inflation. the same with food prices, they are going up. we all will feel our wallets pinched a little bit harder but the good thing is, you really can do something about it. it takes 20 minutes to switch energy suppliers. most places —— most people are paying too much. the price hikes of the big headlines. if the next 100 pounds. so it could be £400 a year. —— an extra. because
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they pay the same amount on deaf —— direct debit. 70% of households are. just check on your bill. we talk about people changing, should the onus be on the providers to make it easier? if you look at the least, some things you can't avoid. you can change provider the broadband, energy, mobile, but it is a lot of faff. if you don't want to switch supplier, the best you can do is phone them up and say that you don't wa nt phone them up and say that you don't want to pay in mind you will leave unless they let you pay less. often haggling will work. i do it frequently. it is worth trying. it isa ten frequently. it is worth trying. it is a ten minute phone call. do it today. the money is better in your pocket than it is in theirs. nice to see. we will talk later. ten minutes consecutive 100 quid could it makes
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me want to do it. ——i would pay ten quit do not spend all day on the phone to an energy provider. it is like pulling teeth. here's tomasz with a look at this morning's weather. it's springtime. and it matches my tie. this is a picture from steve na g e. tie. this is a picture from stevenage. they look like flying cuddly teddy bears! what have we got in store today? sunshine and a few clouds. yesterday the clouds were pretty dramatic. we had thunderstorms and hailstorms. not the case today. today it's a different story. the winds are light, more sunshine around and the winds are quite strong. this time of year a lot of us don't realise it is
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as strong as it is in september and in september we can burn easily and we can easily earn in april as well. i nearly said march! anyway, this is what it looks like around lunchtime. temperatures are little on the fresh side, about 10— 14 degrees. they will peak late in the afternoon. but sometimes what we don't realise is around noon or one o'clock that's when it feels warmest because we've got that run high in the sky. still waiting for dominic for some updates on the boat race —— waiting for some updates. just a few fair weather cloud is, about 16 degrees. about 13 or 14 degrees for most of us. a bit more fresh in newcastle and scotland. this evening the weather will be clear for scotland. this evening the weather will be clearfor a scotland. this evening the weather will be clear for a time scotland. this evening the weather will be clearfor a time in all of the uk and later in the night, into the uk and later in the night, into the early hours of monday, the clouds start rolling in off the atla ntic clouds start rolling in off the atlantic and we are expecting rain to push into western parts of the uk. this weather front is going to
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squeeze its way in. the sky we would have had today —— the higher we would have had today moves in. that means in belfast and glasgow we are infor means in belfast and glasgow we are in for some at least light rain late on monday, but for the vast majority of england it is looking fine and wales not bad. temperatures about 18 tomorrow. 15 in yorkshire. how about the week ahead? we've got not much rain on the way at all. looking settled most of the week and a little on the fresh side, about 12— 14, which is about what we get this time of year. we've been running spellcheck on you. no problems this time. it's all being checked, doublechecked and triple checked! it must have been that coffee you had. we'll be back with the headlines at 7am. now it's time for click, with spencer kelly, who's been getting a rare peek inside the studio and mind of the self—proclaimed ‘non—musician' brian eno. today i'm in the lair of a wizard.
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a wizard who likes decibels, who has won grammies, who writes a good book or two. a wizard called brian eno. the former member of the band, roxy music, has added his unique production sound to the biggest acts in the world — groups like u2 and coldplay, and some chap called david. and it's his love of random, so—called generative art, that has brought us here. his new work, reflection, is also rather unpredictable.
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it is a generative music app which follows rules defined and refined by eno, but which plays differently every time you listen. so 14% of these notes, a random 14%, are going to be pitched down by three semitones. the second is that 41% of them are going to go an octave down — 12 semi—tones. can i just say. . .scientist. i would go further, quantum scientist. it's all about probabilities here. yeah, it's probabilities. eno has spent weeks, even months, tweaking these rules and probabilities which, when they're all when combined, cause these sounds to randomly echo, bounce, transpose or not play at all. so these are all different types of scripters. and then there's a whole lot of other stuff. it's very maths! yeah, well, i like my chains. who doesn't?!
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we will make that a tedious loop. music beat loop 0k. now, a lot of music is based just on things like that and it goes on for ever. now i will putting in some scripters. first thing i'm going to put in is a way of reducing the number of beats. let's. .. music beat loop beat changes so it's only playing 80% of the beats. now, let's have it hit some other drums, occasionally. already it is a pretty crappy drummer, i have to say. well, no, i have to say, actually, this is way more interesting, with the greatest of respect, than the original drumbeat, it makes it sound human. now we'll put in some rolls. traditional music, you have a piece which you lock down, but you're not locking that down.
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you're locking down a kind of piece of it. it's almost like you're taking this, or part of it, and you're locking that down, this is how i might want the piece to be but i don't mind so much if it changes every time. that is a good way of explaining it. i'm trying to kind of make a version of me in the software, my taste, if you like. i'm always interested in what is at the edge of my taste envelope, if you like, and randomness is a way of finding out. have you ever thought about whether you can copyright the music that comes out of...? yeah, that's an interesting question. if you sell the app to somebody, do they own the music that comes out of it?
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because they've constructed it, in a way. all the bits are mine, but the final construction is theirs so. what did you conclude? i don't think it's very easy to make a case for saying it's my music, because it sort of is in a modern sense of what composing means. we spent about an hour with eno and in the next few days, you can see more inside brian's brain online. look out for the link on twitter. this week, samsung launched its latest mobile phones. just a few minutes to go until the launch starts and there's an incredible level of secrecy here but i guess there is a lot at stake for samsung after the note 7 debacle. we're just waiting to see what the s8 has in store for us. cheering and applause soon the hype turned to cold hard facts. out of this samsung unboxed event, a phone... well, two phones were born. so here we have it — the s8 and the s8 plus. my first thought?
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not even the plus seems to be that large. that's because the screens on both of them curve over the edges. there's been a lot of hype about this. personally, i'm not really sure it feels like that big a deal, but it does mean that you get a screen which is bigger, but on a smaller sized device. so a few of the features that we've been told about today, there's the fingerprint scanner, as well as iris and facial recognition, meaning you should not need a password but should still be able to achieve all the security that you want. there's also what they call an invisible home button, it's part of the screen there. but as you press it you can feel some sensation. one thing we have heard a lot of talk about is the launch of bixby. when fully functioning, the virtual assistant aims to make interacting with your phone easier. interacting with ten samsung apps,
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controlling other samsung devices — yes, there is a theme here — and using artificial intelligence to learn your habits and suggest what you might be looking for next. so, naturally, i want to test this new personal assistant, but there's one substantial problem — bixby is currently only available in korean. it's not until may that it'll be released in american english, and then after that some other languages are going to follow. so it may well be great, but i can't tell you about it. in the meantime, the image recognition function is in action. you photograph an item and it aims to find it for you online, with varying success. so, the hairbrush. it thinks my hairbrush is a fork. the phone will be released this month with a sim—free pricetag from $650. the company believe it will see explosive sales, but let's hope not exploding phones!
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now, to cyborgs and when hollywood imagines them they look way too futuristic to be anywhere close to becoming a reality. they did not save your life, they stole it. but are they? dan simmons has a very special appointment with professor someya at the university of tokyo injapan. i have come to see a professor who is apparently going to turn me into some sort of cyborg. it's very unusual. it's one of the first times a camera crew have been allowed in to see the process happen, and it's
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all going to take place through this door here. this research team have come up with the world's thinnest organic circuits. lighter than a feather, they could be worn like a second skin. either monitoring the body or as an e—skin display. we can introduce the electronic functions directly on the surface of the skin, without causing any discomfort of wear. this is human and machine coming together? the display they are putting on to me has taken three days to manufacture, so the research team are being very careful. its thickness is just two to three microns. the magic is controlled by polymer semiconductors and transparent electrodes, with organic semiconductors and diodes firing up the display. and they're surprisingly resilient.
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they can scrunch them and, on rubber, even stretch of them. the circuits still work, and that's something i've come to put to the test. professor someya has used this e—skin to measure heart rate and oxygen levels in the blood. could we use this out and about? is it robust enough to go running with, for example? yeah, so, first, please move your hands. something like that. and... it doesn't cause any mechanicalfailure. it's flexible. yeah, that's truly flexible. would you expect us to change this every two or three days? yes, that's another possibility. so if we can manufacture everything very cheap, so after you go to the shower and then delaminate your skin, and then put the fresh one. i expected that to break by now.
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and it's still very much alive. this is just a single digit display today, but what could this be the future? so, the second step will be much multiple digits and then going to the high—definition display. so we could have maybe 1,000 pixels? yes, 1,000 pixels, that's technologically possible. on our hand, so we could, what, talk to people? yes. on our hand? this could be a picture of my mum, for example? i could say, "hi, mum", and my mum would appear on my hand? yes, that would be possible in the future, maybe four to five years. but lifetime will be the biggest issues. this is the start of the rise of the cyborgs. that's it for the shortcut
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of click this week. the full version is on iplayer right now for you to enjoy. follow us on twitter for more. there's much more from brian eno coming soon as well. thanks for watching, see you soon. hello, this is breakfast, with ben thompson and kat downes. six people are arrested
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for what the police describe as a brutal attack on a young asylum seeker. it happened at the 17—year—old stood at a bus stop in south london — detectives say they are treating it as a hate crime. good morning, it's sunday second of april. also ahead: more than 250 people die in columbia after a massive landslide — many more are still missing. should doctors be forced to tell the authorities when a patient is no longer fit to drive? we hear calls for a change in the law. johanna konta wins the biggest tennis title by a british woman in 40 years — she beats caroline wozniacki to win the miami open.
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