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this is bbc news. i'm sophie long. the headlines at 5:00pm. the british man killed in the stockholm lorry attack has been named as 41—year—old chris bevington. the defence secretary says russia is to blame for "every civilian death" in last week's chemical weapons attack in syria. the payday loan firm wonga says up to 270,000 of its customers may have more than a0 people are killed in separate bomb blasts at church services in two egyptian cities. the payday loan firm wonga says up to 270,000 of its customers may have been affected by a data breach. the body of pc keith palmer, who was killed in last month's terror attack, is lying in rest at the palace of westminster ahead of his funeral tomorrow. also in the next hour — the final round of the us masters gets under way. england'sjustin rose and spain's sergio garcia share the lead. we ll have full details of this and the rest of today's sporting action. the oscar—nominated film is narrated
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by samuel ljackson and traces the history of america's civil rights movement. find out what mark kermode makes of it in the film review. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. a british man among the four victims of the stockholm truck attack has been named as chris bevington. the family of the 41—year—old said they were devastated by his untimely tragic death. two swedes and a belgian also died when a truck rammed into a crowd and then crashed into a department store on friday. swedish police say the suspect had been facing deportation and had extremist sympathies. simonjones reports. thousands gather in the centre of stockholm for a vigil against terrorism, as more details
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emerge of those who lost their lives when a hijacked lorry was driven into a department store. a british man, chris bevington, died. he was 41. in a statement, his family said... the family request absolute privacy at this incredibly difficult time to mourn his passing in peace. police say the suspect, a 39—year—old man from uzbekistan, had been facing deportation and is known to have extremist sympathies. at a news conference, officers also gave further details of the victims. all four deceased are now identified, and their families notified. there are two swedish citizens among the deceased, and there are two foreign citizens.
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ten of the 15 people injured in the attack are still being treated in hospital. four remain in a serious condition. many in stockholm said they felt compelled to attend today's commemorations. ijust felt i had to go here, and it is very emotional now i am here, very strong emotions when you see all the flowers, and all the people from sweden, and all over the country, because we are a multicultural city, and it has expressed itself right here now. i feel very proud, sort of. yeah. and i'm glad that people are more strong than scared. the uk foreign office said it was supporting the family of chris bevington. he was a director of the music streaming service, spotify, and was based in stockholm. the foreign office said it would stand shoulder to shoulder with sweden as they deal with the tragedy.
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simon jones, bbc news. 0ur correspondent maddy savage is in stockholm, where people have been paying tribute to those killed and injured in the attack. she gave as an update. there's been a huge crowd of people here in the swedish capital throughout the day, coming to lay flowers, light candles and put cards to commemorate those who died in the attack. as you saw this huge rally taking place earlier, featuring a number of big swedish music stars and nonpolitical voices. talking a lot about standing together in solidarity, not being too scared by what has happened here in stockholm, and pulling together, to show that this country does deserve its reputation as an open and very diverse nation. it's been confirmed in the last hour or so that the man who has died, who is from the uk originally, chris bevington, a m—year—old, was head
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of global partnerships at spotify. a number of employees, who either worked there now or used to work there, have confirmed that. we understand his wife was swedish. earlier, the family released a statement. it came from his father, john bevington. he said the family we re john bevington. he said the family were devastated by the untimely and tragic death of somebody they describe as a wonderful husband, son and father. terribly sad time for them, of course. is there anything you can tell is in terms of the latest on the investigation? the investigation continues and there is very tight security across sweden right now. what we know is police are still continuing to hold the main suspect, the personal they believe was driving the truck, when it ploughed into pedestriansjust believe was driving the truck, when it ploughed into pedestrians just a couple of hundred meters away from where we are now. this man, aged 39, originally from uzbekistan, and we understand he had applied for
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residency in sweden. that had been denied. he was set to be deported but obviously, that hadn't taken place. there have been a number of other raids in sweden. people have been taken into custody. it's been made clear that another person has been formally arrested but it's unclear much more information about that person, but we know they have been arrested on suspicion of terror crimes. we can assume some kind of key role in what has been going on, thatis key role in what has been going on, that is what police suspecting at this time. many other police officers have been drafted in from different parts of the country to help police here in stockholm, as they continue their enquiries. maddie savidge reporting. more than a0 people have been killed in two explosions close to churches in northern egypt. the first blast happened near the st george coptic church in tanta, north of cairo, as worshippers marked palm sunday. the second explosion took place in front of st mark's church in alexandria. 0ur middle east reporter sebastian usher has more. the blasts were timed for maximum
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impact, hitting coptic christians as they gathered to celebrate palm sunday. the first target was the church of st george, in the city of tanta. the blast went off inside the church, which was thronged with families, transforming what should have been a joyous occasion into a scene of horror. egyptians were still expressing profound shock and calling for unity as news came through of another blast, this time in the country's second city, alexandria. there, a suicide bomber tried to break into st mark's cathedral, but was stopped by security. the bomb was detonated outside, still causing many casualties. the head of the coptic church had been inside, and is reported to have left before the blast. these were coordinated attacks, raising to a new level concern for egypt's security, and that of its coptic
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community, which makes up about a tenth of the population. the islamic state group warned recently it was going to intensify its targeting of christians in egypt, leaving this ancient community more fearful than ever for its future. sebastian usher, bbc news. earlier, our correspondent in cairo, ranya sabry, told us that the blasts were timed to have the maximum impact. in the case of alexandria, it was more symbolic, because the explosion occurred at the main headquarters of the coptic church in egypt, the site which hosts the holy papal seat and where pope tawadros ii was giving the ceremony, around late morning. in alexandra, things have been —— could have been much worse. security managed to stop the suicide bomber
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from entering. he decided to detonate his device in front of the church, killing the entire security tea m church, killing the entire security team which was placed there by the ministry of interior, along with some civilians passing by. according toa claim some civilians passing by. according to a claim of responsibility from islamic state minutes ago, they targeted the holy papal seat and this was the aim, to destroy the seat and destroy the church where it is present, but this did not happen in today's explosion. this is not the first time egypt's christian minority have been targeted. how prepared are the authorities for these types of attacks? the christian community has been targeted intensively, since the removal of mohamed morsi, the first muslim brotherhood president, in 2013. after his removal, a0 churches we re 2013. after his removal, a0 churches were torched, all over the country
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and more communities and incidents we re and more communities and incidents were targeted christians, who had to be moved from the city north of sinai, for example, where clashes have been occurring between the egyptian army and islamists for the past three years, and the entire christian community moved one area to another, on the other side. the ministry of interior that it would beef up security measures around churches before this week and palm sunday, and the entire week, which is full of festivities. in the case of alexandria the security mitigated vfx, which could have been much worse. we learned that chris bevington worked for spotify in stockholm. spotify‘s founder has released a
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statement. he says it is with shock under heavy heart i can confirm that chris bevington from our spotify tea m chris bevington from our spotify team lost his life in friday's senseless attack on stockholm. chris has been a member of our band for over five years. he has been a member of our band for overfive years. he has had a great impact on notjust the business, but eve ryo ne impact on notjust the business, but everyone who had the privilege to know and work with him. there are no words for missed he will be, or for how sad we all are to have lost in like this. is this terrible news is thinking in our primary focus is on is supporting the family and loved ones of chris, in any way we possibly can. i'm deeply saddened and upset, as all of you, that something like this could happen in sweden. the only light in this deeply tragic moment is the outpouring of love, compassion and solidarity that we have seen from everyone. that was exactly the kind of person chris was as well. he goes on to say, we will great greatly miss you, chris, rest in peace, my
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friend. that's a statement from spotify‘s founder. chris bevington the a1—year—old briton who was killed in friday's terror attack in sweden. the us military has ordered a navy strike group to move towards the korean peninsula, amid growing concerns about north korea's missile and nuclear weapons programme. us pacific command described the deployment as a "prudent measure to maintain readiness in the region". president trump has said the united states is prepared to act alone if necessary to deal with the nuclear threat from north korea. the payday loan firm wonga says up to 270,000 of its customers may have been affected by a data breach. the information stolen includes names, addresses, phone numbers and bank account details. earlier, our business correspondent joe lynam said it's not yet clear how it happened. the company has confirmed 270,000
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people have been affected in poland, but mostly in the uk. 2a5,000 wonga customers have had their data accessed. it's a data breach. it's not something that's called a denial of service, where a company has tried to knock over the website in question. this looks as if they've deliberately tried to access information. you've named some of the key bits they have acquired access to, including e—mail addresses, home addresses. the last four digits of the bank account. the company is stressing its not the entire bank account number. and the sort code. they are investigating and it could take a few days before they know exactly what has happened. they are also in the process of contacting all affected customers in the uk and poland. wonga is a payday company, they use to charge high
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rates of interest rates. those interest rates have been capped by the financial regulator, they are not as high as they used to be. they have 225,000 active customers in the uk. they have businesses in poland, south africa and spain. it's in the early in —— it's in the early investigation stage, finding out what kind of access these people have acquired and what potentially they can do about it. the defence secretary sir michael fallon says russia is to blame for "every civilian death" in last week's chemical weapons attack in syria. his words follow a decision by foreign secretary borisjohnson to cancel a visit to moscow, due tomorrow. that move's been criticised by labour, and the snp, as our political correspondent susana mendonca reports. america's military response to the gas attack that left 89 people dead in syria was clear. but now attention is turning to the role of russia and its support for the syrian government. the british defence secretary michael fallon accused the kremlin of being complicit in the chemical
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attack, describing it as a war crime that happened on russia's watch. writing in the sunday times, he said... speaking to the bbc‘s andrew marr show, the international development secretary said it was time for concerted pressure to be applied on russia. this isn'tjust about one voice, this is about the international community coming together, and our foreign secretary is working with his american counterpart, as that is the right thing to do. following the us air strike on the al—shayrat air base in homs, britain's foreign secretary boris johnson announced he was cancelling a planned trip to russia, but his american counterpart rex tillerson will go ahead with a trip there later this week, prompting ridicule from mrjohnson‘s critics. the idea that the foreign secretary can't be trusted because he might
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pursue his own line or have an independent thought or cross over what the americans are going to sayjust makes him look like some sort of mini—me to the united states of america. pictures last night on russian tv showed what they said were aircraft flying once again from the airbase damaged by us missiles. and british hopes of influencing the kremlin‘s position on syria seem slim, after the russian foreign ministry said borisjohnson‘s cancelled visit showed that the uk had no real influence over world affairs. susana mendonca, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news. a british man, chris bevington, is named as one of the four victims softwa re named as one of the four victims software stockholm attacks. more than a0 people have died in two
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separate explosions in egypt. the payday loan firm wonga has apologised, after admitting nearly 250,000 british customers may have been affected by a data breach. the body of pc keith palmer, who was killed in the westminster attack last month, has arrived at the houses of parliament to lie in rest. the queen gave her consent for his coffin to be in the chapel of st mary undercroft before his funeral tomorrow afternoon, which is expected to be attended by hundreds of police officers from across the uk. 0ur correspondent daniel boettcher reports from westminster. as the hearse bearing the coffin of pc keith palmer arrived here at the palace of westminster, police officers bowed their heads. there was an honour guard, made up of members of his team of the parliamentary and diplomatic protection command, waiting for his coffin. it was then taken into the palace of westminster, and to the chapel of st mary undercroft, where there was a private service for close members of pc palmer's family.
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his body lies in rest at the chapel for 2a hours. tomorrow, his coffin will be taken from westminster to southwark cathedral, where there will be a full police service funeral. it is expected that officers from around the country will travel to london to line the route and attend that funeral. commemorations are taking place in northern france to mark the centenary northern france to mark the ce nte nary of northern france to mark the centenary of vimy ridge, one of the fiercest battles of the first world war. thousands of canadian forces under british command died. prince william and prince harry laid a symbolic pair of army issue boots, ina symbolic pair of army issue boots, in a special tribute to those killed. the canadian prime minister,
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justin trudeau, and prince charles, have been speaking at the event. 700a canadians were wounded in the battle, that began here 100 years ago today. 3598 canadians died. this, from a population in 1917 of just 8 million. think of it. for a moment. thousands of canadians came and faced a struggle they could not
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have imagined. these are the live pictures of that ceremony continuing in northern france. beautiful blue skies there, as the royals, president hollande and justin trudeau, you are seeing there. greeting some members, who have gathered. thousands of people have made their way there today, many thousands of canadians. relatives, descendents, of the 3500 canadian troops who were killed there exactly 100 years ago. len mccluskey, the leader of the uk's biggest trade union — unite — today demanded the labour party investigates what he claims are attempts by certain labour mps to undermine his campaign for a third term. mr mccluskey‘s bid to continue as unite's general secretary is being challenged by gerard coyne. the result of this bitter contest could impact the future of the labour party,
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as our industry correspondent john moylan reports. he's the former liverpool dock worker who rose to be the most powerful trade union leader in britain. but he's up against this man, gerald coyne, politically to len mccluskey‘s right, who believes the uk's biggest union needs to change. make sure that you do vote, because it is really important. campaigning in nottingham, gerald coyne says the union needs to focus on the challenge of brexit, insecure work and the increase of automation, and he is scathing about what he calls len mccluskey‘s meddling in the labour party. i am standing because i believe the union has spent too much time messing in westminster politics, and actually what we need to do is make sure we are focused on making our members‘s priorities absolutely top of the agenda. this contest matters, because whoever ends up occupying the general secretary's office on the seventh floor of the unite headquarters here in london will have an influence, which stretches from workplaces,
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right through to westminster. unite is the uk's biggest trade union, and, of course, it is the biggest donor to the labour party. what's more, len mccluskey has been one of the most powerful supporters ofjeremy corbyn, and put £225,000 into mr corbyn‘s leadership campaigns. he says he is standing by his record, and he rejects accusations of political meddling. of course we are involved. if i have to kick doors down, i will do that, but the idea that i spend too much time meddling in westminster politics
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is ridiculous. there is a third challenger, seen as politically to the left of len mccluskey. ian allinson says he is the grassroots candidate. i think i am the one candidate in this election that has not worked at the top of the union for decades, and i know the expressions of frustration of members at first hand, and it needs shaking up and putting right. the political stakes are high. seasoned westminster watchers believe it could define the leadership of the labour party. it feels like a proxy battle. there is no question that corbyn will be watching this vote, and will hope it goes the way of len mccluskey, because if gerald coyne wins, he knows he will have another enemy. whoever wins will lead to unite through to the next election. voting in this increasingly bitter battle closes in just over a week. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news this afternoon. police in manchester say they received 31 calls yesterday relating to the use of the banned synthetic drug, spice. 1a of the calls were about people who'd collapsed. tributes are being paid
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to the former radio two presenter, brian matthew, who's died aged 88. his broadcasting career spanned almost 70 years. he's most well known for the ‘sounds of the 60s', a programme he presented for 27 years. fellow radio two presenter jeremy vine said matthew had done everything in broadcasting and met everyone in music. people caught fly—tipping will have to help councils clean up litter, under new proposals by the government. it says fly—tippers cost £50 million a year in england — and the number of instances of rubbish being illegally dumped by roads or in parks is on the increase. next week is holy week, leading up to easter sunday. the day christians mark their belief thatjesus rose from the dead. research suggests belief in life after death is by no means limited to people of faith.
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many people who do not believe in god do believe an afterlife. matt derbyshire reports. —— martin bashir reports. worship at this church in surrey is not just worship at this church in surrey is notjust an worship at this church in surrey is not just an expression worship at this church in surrey is notjust an expression of gratitude for what these christians say god is doing in their lives now, but also, what they say he has in store for them when they die. the bible says that we will have eternal life are we will enter heaven. it doesn't go into major details. itjust says there will be no more weeping, no more tears. after our life here, we go to heaven. there's paradise, it's perfect. there's no pain. it's good, yes. the resurrection is a really
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powerful event for me. but what of those who don't claim to have any religious faith? a bbc poll of 2,000 people conducted by comres shows thatjust over 30% of those who say they are not religious still believe they will live again after death. mediums and tarot card readers here in covent garden charge £a5 for 30 minutes and say they can put you in touch with friends and relatives who have passed away. it's hoped that what has left is literally the flesh, the physical body, but they believe that they can still sense and be in contact with the loved ones. it's the hope that they have. a desperate hope? a desperate hope, exactly. the sense that we might be able to live beyond the grave has now made the journey from the spiritual to the scientific community.
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companies like this one are now offering to freeze the deceased body, just in case it proves possible to raise the dead in the future. until that happens, the world's great religions continue to fill the void. so, whether you're planning to attend church during holy week or visit a medium, our shared beliefs may be closer than we realised. that humanity has a sense that this isn't all there is, even though it's tough to prove. three sisters have been marking a special milestone — a 100th birthday. what makes this even more remarkable is that joan massey‘s sisters were there too — 98—year—old mercia, and ailsa, who's 102. 0ur reporter david allard was invited along to the party. do we get on?
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we do have our arguments. why not? nobody is the same. you can't say yes all the time, can you? three sisters, 300 years of history. there's a lot to reminisce about at joan's100th birthday party. i don't feel my age. i have to... remember. do the counting. joan was born on the day after america entered the first world war, and she had a vital role in the second. drawing maps for the boys up there, and stationed at newmarket, with bomber command harris. i enjoyed it. atjust 98, mercia is the youngest sister.
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do you still see yourself as the baby sister really? certainly not! do they treat you as the baby sister? no. we have all had a very good relationship. one needs the other. we help each other out. 0ldest sister ailsa has travelled from scotland for the party. she finally gave up a favourite activity last week, at the age of 102. i gave up driving. i am very sad about it. i feel as if i have lost my legs. ailsa has always had a zest for adventure. in her 90s, she backpacked through chile. on my last trip, i went back to berlin, where i had been in 1938 to see hitler. when you saw hitler, did you have any inkling of what was to come? yes. it was very, very strict. i think they are role models. they are something to look up to. they are so inspirational to me. who is the bossy one? laughter.
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david allard, bbc news. always nice to have a first class berth on a flight. but for the crew on board a turkish airlines flight, that actually meant having to look after one more passenger than they bargained for, after they helped a woman have her baby on board. here's the story. both doing well. let's check on the weather. another stunning day across most of england and wales, and temperatures have reached the mid—20s in the south—east london. a little fresher for the rest of us. precious telegraphs scotland —— even fresher
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for scotland and northern ireland. enjoy the sunshine in england and wales while at last. sunny spells and a lot cooler tomorrow. this evening, a lot of fine weather in southern and eastern areas. in scotland, the temperatures are very fresh indeed, only eight celsius in glasgow, the cold front moving through the lake district at this stage, thicker cloud, as has been the case today, across western wales, the far south—west of england, and that bowl of warm sitting across east anglia and the south—east at seven o'clock this evening. coastal areas, south—east at seven o'clock this evening. coastalareas, much cooler — only around 13 celsius. tonight, the cold front moves across the country. pressure conditions to the north of that. in the morning, city centre temperatures will be around
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five or six celsius in scotland and northern ireland, northern england too. eight celsius or nine celsius further south. it will feel that bit fresher tomorrow. temperatures will get up to 15 celsius in london. so we're talking about a drop of 10 degrees compared to today. for most of us, 11—13 c. there will be showers in scotland, northern ireland and northern england. tuesday will be a decent day across the southern half of the uk. 16 celsius feels very pleasant. for most of us, 11 or 12. these isobars mean that the colder air is coming from the north, so another fresh day. tuesday, wednesday and thursday, temperatures of 12—1a c, on and off showers, and plenty of sunny spells. goodbye. this is bbc news. the headlines.
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a british man among the four victims of the stockholm truck attack has been named as chris bevington. the family of the a1—year—old said they were devastated by his untimely tragic death. two deadly bomb attacks on coptic christians in egypt have killed more than a0 people. the so—called islamic state group claimed its militants had targeted worshippers celebrating palm sunday. time for a full round up of the day's sports news now. the payday loan firm wonga has apologised after confirming that over a quarter of a million customers may have been affected by a data breach. time for a full round up of the day's sports news now. here's lizzie greenwood—hughes. good evening. the final round of the masters is underway, but the leaders doug pederson for more than two hours. justin rose is the leader, with sergio garcia. they are the final pairing this evening, but it's
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fine —— the leaders don't tee off for more than two hours. after a slow and steady start for the 0lympic slow and steady start for the olympic champion, five birdies on the back nine helped him a super 67, and he sits joint top, the back nine helped him a super 67, and he sitsjoint top, on the back nine helped him a super 67, and he sits joint top, on six under par. key was staying patient early in the run. we have to pick your moment, and that is what worked well for me today. i'm sure that will be the game tomorrow. perhaps he could discuss the game plan with sergio garcia, his playing partner, who are still looking for his first major. a little luck won't harm his chances. in the creek. the water was somehow avoided and look how the spaniard profitable sub a beautiful shot, and like rose, he is also 16 under. they
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have quite a crowd chasing them, including rickie fowler and former champion jordan spieth, who including rickie fowler and former championjordan spieth, who hit nine shots on the 15th in the first round, but not this time. he really isa round, but not this time. he really is a remarkable young man and an amazing golfer. it was an equally successful day for the lee westwood. 0ne under in total and still has an outside chance, as does world number two rory mcilroy, six shots back, but it could have been much better. a double bogey at the seventh damaged what had been an otherwise good run. no moving day for rory, but perhaps he will come good on proving day. there is coverage on bbc two from 6:30pm. the late kick—off in the premier league has been packed with goals between everton and leicester. everton between everton and leicester. eve rto n lea d between everton and leicester. everton lead a—2. they took the lead after 30 seconds thanks to tom davis. this was one of three goals
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in the first ten minutes. leicester scored twice, including this three briton free kick. worth watching again. two goals from romalu lukaku and a third from another player mean that everton are leading a—2. ten minutes left there at goodison park. earlier, manchester united co mforta bly earlier, manchester united comfortably beat sunderland 3—0 to move back to fifth in the premier league. the result leaves sunderland firmly rooted to the bottom of the table, ten points from safety. jim lumsden was watching the action. much of britain was bathed in sunshine, but the gloom refuses to lift on wearside. sunderland haven't scored a goal in almost ten hours of football. united were unbeaten in 20 league games, ten of those drawn, but where would they be without a breath of itch? this, his 28th goal of the season.
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—— ibrahimovic. sunderland were down to ten men. they had half time to pull themselves together, but they didn't. a few seconds after the break, united made light of the defence. a third was inevitable, and much needed for marcus rashford. we wa nt much needed for marcus rashford. we want to fight until it is mathematically impossible, but we cannot win the premier league. we cannot win the premier league. we can win the europa league. we have eight teams in the competition, and we have the quarterfinal, and it is a competition we can win. during this match, we had lots of players we re this match, we had lots of players were not here today. —— who were not here today. the most important thing
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was, after the three points, not to have more injuries. the hardest thing as a manager is when you're losing all the time, and at the moment, we're losing, so that is a ha rd moment, we're losing, so that is a hard thing to take. i have worked at teams where we have won a lot of the games, but at the moment it is tough. it is tough for the players as well because they care, they want to do well, and at the moment we're not doing as good as we should be. in the scottish premiership, three late goals for rangers ended aberdeen‘s winning run at home. all we re aberdeen‘s winning run at home. all were scored in the space of five minutes in the second half. kenny miller got the first two. aberdeen remain second in the table to the already crowned champions, celtic. rangers are nine points behind aberdeen, in third place, with six games left to play. formula 1, and lewis hamilton of mercedes won the chinese grand prix this morning, leading from start to finish, head of sebastian vettel, who was second for ferrari. max
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verstappen had an incredible race, moving from 16th to finish third. hamilton and sebastian vettel are level on a2 points after two races. shanghai in the wet can be a fearsome sight. battle lines have been drawn, and lewis hamilton and sebastian vettel have little between them. the mercedes started in front, so them. the mercedes started in front, so hamilton only had to stay there. whilst the track was drying, it was for a time confusion and chaos that range. staying on the track was, for some, proving a little too difficult. the early laps were stifled by accidents, a pit stop leaving sebastian vettel down the field. hamilton kept his calm and kept trouble behind him. max verstappen having started in 16th, got up to second. sebastian vettel‘s ferrari was slowly fighting its way back. he would eventually regain his second place, but that was as close as he could get to hamilton, who led from start to finish. the pair, now
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level on points, continued the duel in shanghai. wasps moved clear at the top of by wasps moved clear at the top of rugby union's premiership after a victory over northampton. saints have they had done enough to wood after taking a 5—point lead with 12 minutes to go but sustained pressure from wasps led to paul doranjones, on loan from gloucester, to score in overtime. uneasy conversion clinched victory by just 32—30. overtime. uneasy conversion clinched victory byjust 32—30. the bonus point victory means that wasps are 110w point victory means that wasps are now five points clear of exeter at the top of the table with three games left. greg another mark has won the one—day classic in paris. a british
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cyclist was involved in this crash and had to drop out. wheelchair racer david weir has won the paris marathon this morning. people claim of around five miles to go to cross the line in just under an hourand a go to cross the line in just under an hour and a half. the briton is expected to retire after the london marathon in two weeks, where he is bidding for a seventh victory. good luck to him. that is all the spot for now. as always, keep up—to—date with all those stories and more on the bbc sport website, including full coverage and the latest from augusta, where justin full coverage and the latest from augusta, wherejustin rose will be teeing off as the joint leader with sergio garcia at 7:a5pm. we'll be back with much more at half past six withjohn watson. now on bbc news, the film review, with jane hill and
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mark kermode. hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases, as ever, is mark kermode. lovely to be with you. and you. nice to see you. what do we have? this is a really, really good week. we have i am not your negro, which is an oscar—nominated documentary about james baldwin. we have raw, which is a real breathtaking debut feature byjulia ducournau. and a quiet passion, terence davies' film about emily dickinson. and i am not your negro, billed as a documentary. is it solidly a documentary, a funny genre? well, basically what it is it's based on an unfinished project that james baldwin had started working on, to tell the story of america through the story of three men,
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medgar evers, malcom x and martin luther king. and so what you get is the film is narrated by samuel ljackson, and it mixes news footage, reportage, clips from movies, clips from television programmes and it puts together basically a narrative which tells the story in a way which is both polemical and also i think rather poetic. one of the outstanding features is some of the footage of baldwin himself, who comes across as a brilliant orator with an absolutely mesmerising mind. let's see a clip. i have more in common with a black scholar, than i have with a white man who is against scholarship. and you have more in common with a white author than you have with someone who is against all literature. so why must we always concentrate on colour, or religion, or this? there are other ways of connecting men. i'll tell you this. when i left this country in 1948, i left this country for one reason only, one reason.
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i might have gone to hong kong, i might have gone to timbuktu. i ended up on the streets of paris. there was a theory that nothing worse could happen to me there that had already happened to me here. you talk about making it as a writer about yourself. you have to be able then to turn all the intent with which you live, because once you turn on your back on this society, you may die. you can see it seems really, really urgent, really engaging, and it's a terrific watch. it's brilliantly constructed. the montage work is fantastic. the way in which they mix news footage and television and films. there is a very, very coherent argument, which is about the sort of nature of america, which seems every bit as pertinent now as it did when this was sort of first envisaged. the thing that was most striking about it is, on the one hand, you asked, is it a documentary. yes, it is. it's nominated alongside 13th. but it's also a polemical essay. it's basically, it is a visual essay that's put together with i think
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extraordinary clarity. but it doesn't lecture. no, it doesn't and that's what's so brilliant about it. you end up feeling that what you are seeing is a visual representation of an argument that may have been laid down in literature and really engaging, really, as i said, timely. feels very, very urgent. put together in a way that absolutely grabs the audience's attention and leads them through this story. i think it does so brilliant. it was up against very strong competition in the oscars, but it's a really good piece of work that is accessible to everybody, i think. and has done really well at the box office. it really has. perhaps more than they expected, which is quite heartening as well. now... now, look, mr kermode, because when we decided that we would like to continue working together, i said your challenge, of course, was to try to get me into horror films. well, thanks for doing that on week one. that's fine. because i've read a lot about raw. but you haven't seen it. you haven't yet seen it. i haven't the stomach
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to go to see it. yes, you do. it's a french belgian cause c l bre, from the writer—directorjulia ducournau. the story of a young woman who is a vegetarian, who goes to vet school and there are these hazing rituals. one such ritual, she is forced to eat a raw rabbit. she says, "i'm not going to do that, i'm a vegetarian", but then she starts to develop previously suppressed appetites. the film turns into on the one hand a horror movie, that refers to movies like i suppose trouble every day, and to some extent carrie, we are what we are. but on the other hand, is a story about a young woman attempting to fit in when she is a misfit, about somebody who really wants to be part of a group, but discovers that she's something outside the group. it's very metaphorical and allegorical and on some levels, the director described it as a modern tragedy, a modern ancient tragedy. it's also got a fairy tale element to it. yes, there are visceral things in it. yes, there are moments in which you will gasp and recoil, but there's also humour, wit. there's really heartfelt emotion in it. brilliant performances. it's a film which means something.
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it has meaty substance, pun fully intended. i hear you but i also read that people have actually been physically sick in the cinema. no, there are stories about people fainting. i kind of struggle with that bit. stories about people fainting i'm sure are exaggerated... they're not! i'm sure there are exaggerated. honestly, give it a go, you will really like it. i promise! let's see how long we work together before i have the guts, in every sense, to go and see that. i am however really, really looking forward to a quiet passion. the wonderful terence davies. terence davies, i'm a huge fan of terence davies, a true poet of cinema. this is his film about emily dickinson, with a terrific central performance, i think, by cynthia nixon. she's the young poet who is told early on that classics of every language are the works of men, not women, says an editor, who agrees to publish one of her least wayward poems. she's a rebellious spirit. she wrestling with the eternal soul. she's wrestling with religion, she's wrestling with society, and also her lack of recognition in her lifetime. she is finding solace in herfamily and herfriends. here's a clip.
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this is my third commencement ball and not a hint of romance. do you suppose that men are frightened of a woman who teaches and is used to her independence? men are supposed to be fearless, aren't they? in the war, yes. in religion, always. in love... never. look at that divine creature. what a noble head he has. like a roman emperor. nero. let's hope he's just as wicked. see, i think cynthia nixon is terrific. i also think catherine bailey is scene stealingly good. what i like about this film, on hand it's really funny. there's real life and laughter in it. it's also very profound. i mean, it is a film that's
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about poetry that has visual poetry. the composition... you end up thinking of vermeer or carl dreyer. if you know terence davies' work, the way he will move a camera very slowly around a room or around a theatre, he's somebody who at an early age fell in love with cinema, sitting in the balcony as a child, looking at the moving image and you can tell this from every frame of the movie. emily dickinson, she became reclusive. as she got older, she got frailer and lived in the same house for years and years and years. is there a sense of claustrophobia about this as a result? there is. i think that is the case with all terence davies' films. one of the things he does brilliantly is writing about people whose inner lives are very... what happens is that she expresses herself through poetry. at one point she says there is prosperity but i would like to be recognised within my lifetime. actually, it all came later on. this is classic terence davies material. people trapped in slightly
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claustrophobic, slightly suffocating circumstances, but with these vibrant inner lives. and as i said, the thing to remember is, the poster is trying to play this up, it is very funny. there is a lot of laughter in it. it is also tragic, it is also spiritual and transcendent. think about it, in a week that you have this, i am not your nego and raw, that is the full smorgasbord of cinema right there. i'd like you to see all three of those films, because i think you will find something in all three of them, including raw. that's my task for the weekend ahead. goodness! best 0ut, she said, moving on swiftly. something that i think is really good fun although it's proving very divisive is free fire. it's a kind of absurd action movie, all entirely set in a warehouse with a group of entirely incompetent and unsympathetic characters, taking potshots at each other. it's like they've taken a central idea, which is the shoot out at the end of the film. what if you made the whole film that thing... it almost plays out in real—time, fantastic cast.
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brie larson, cillian murphy... just a terrific piece of cinema. and again, much funnier than you'd expect from the subject matter. 0k. i'll have to take your word on that one. dvd, for anyone who wants to stay in. moana, proper, classic, modern disney. it's a story about a young polynesian adventurer, who sets out into the ocean in order to save her homeland. wonderful songs, absolutely, justjaw—dropping animation. beautiful storytelling lines. a film made with real love and affection that you could watch at any age at all, from nine to 90. it's a real winner. i was going to say, is it aimed at children but actually it's one of those adults can watch? i think like all the best kids movies, it's aimed at all of us. if you think of something like inside out or mary poppins, films that anyone of any age can sit down and just be overwhelmed by. 0k. i will probably discover now my nieces have seen it ten times. yeah. thank you very much,
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mark, see you again soon. thank you very much. a quick reminder, you can find all the film news and reviews from across the bbc online. you can also find all our previous programmes on the bbc iplayer, of course. i have my tasks for the weekend. enjoy your cinema going, thanks for watching. see you soon, bye—bye. another stunning day across england and wales. temperatures have niched put—mac reached mid 20s in london and the south—east. 0ther put—mac reached mid 20s in london and the south—east. other areas are fresher, especially scotland and northern ireland, where cloud is moving in. this cold front will introduce cooler conditions over the next 2a hours. in the sunshine, in
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england and wales, enjoy it while it lasts. tomorrow, sunny spells but a lot cooler. this evening, still a lot cooler. this evening, still a lot of fine weather in southern and eastern areas. in scotland, that cold front moving through, some showers on and off, but a bit of sunshine before sunset. the temperatures are very fresh indeed, only eight celsius in glasgow. the cold front moves through the lake district at this stage, thicker cloud, as has been the case through western wales and the far south—west of england. that a bowl of warm still sitting crossed south —— the bubble of warmth still sitting across east anglia and the south—east. fresher atlantic conditions to the north of that south moving cold front. first thing, in city centres, 5—6 c across
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scotland, northern ireland and northern england. in the south, 8-9 c. a northern england. in the south, 8—9 c. a fresh start but a bright one. temperatures will get up to around 15 celsius. we are talking about a drop of 10 degrees compared to today. for most of us, 11—13 c. there will be showers around across scotland, northern ireland and northern england. tuesday is a decent day across the southern half of the uk. in the sunshine, with light winds, even 16 celsius will feel pleasant. for most of us, 11-12 c. feel pleasant. for most of us, 11—12 c. another call from crossing the country on wednesday, these isobars meaning the country on wednesday, these isoba rs meaning that the country on wednesday, these isobars meaning that the colder air isobars meaning that the colder air is coming in from the north, so another relatively fresh day. tuesday, wednesday, thursday, temperatures of 12—1a c, on and off showers, plenty of sunny spells. goodbye. good evening and welcome to bbc news. a british band, chris bevington, is
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