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this is bbc news. the headlines at 8.00pm: at least 235 people have been killed in a bomb and gun attack in egypt. scores more were injured after gunmen stormed a crowded mosque in the sinai peninsula in the deadliest attack of its kind in the region for years. a new president and a fresh start for zimbabwe, as emmerson mnangagwa promises elections and vows to serve all citizens. trying to move the brexit talks forward — theresa may meets the president of the european council, donald tusk, in brussels. also this hour: the black friday sales bonanza gets underway. shoppers are expected to spend a whopping £8 billion over the next three days. england and australia are neck and neck as they go into the third day of the ashes in brisbane. look who's back — tom baker, the longest serving doctor, films new footage to complete an episode abandoned because of a strike at the bbc. good evening and
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welcome to bbc news. it is one of the deadliest attacks in modern egyptian history. at least 235 people have been killed and more than 100 injured, many critically, after gunmen detonated a bomb and then stormed a packed mosque at the end of friday prayers. it happened in a remote town in egypt's north sinai region. egypt's president has vowed to respond with brutal force. there are some distressing images injames landale's report. these were some of the chaotic scenes after the attack, as hundreds of wounded people were rushed to nearby hospitals. survivors of one of the most deadly attacks on civilians in egypt. witnesses said the militants stormed the mosque in northern sinai and exploded a bomb inside.
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they said around a0 gunmen then fired on worshippers as they tried to flee. they came here to kneel in prayer. instead, they lay down in death. president sisi sent his condolences to the families of those who had died and said the attack would only increase egypt's determination to face up to terrorism. many of the dead and wounded were said to be sufi muslims, whose brand of islam is rejected byjihadi extremists. but a mass attack on a mosque, with such devastating consequences, is very rare in egypt. this is unprecedented. i can't see any particular imperative behind it in the slightest. you haven't had this sort of attack take place before. you've seen the rhetoric about sufis and sufism from these radical groups for years but you've never seen an attack like this. the militants have long targeted religious opponents such
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as coptic christians, particularly by mounting attacks on their churches. they've also killed civilians who work with the authorities in sinai. until tonight, egypt's deadliest terror attack was the downing of a russian passengerjet over sinai in october 2015. is said they were behind the bombing that killed 224 people. but so far no one has claimed responsibility for today's attack, which has now left even more people dead. james landale, bbc news. earlier, james told me how unusual attacks of this nature are in this part of egypt. there has been a lot of insurgency going on for several years now. it's a running conflict between the egyptian officials and the militants. but it has mainly been targeted against police, against soldiers, bombings at checkpoints and things like that. what is
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significant about this is the sheer scale of it. it is a mass attack, deliberately targeting civilians. i2 civilians have been targeted before, but not at this scale. why this particular mosque? we don't know... nobody has taken responsibility for this we are in the realms of speculation, but if one assumes it is one of the local groups affiliated to so—called islamic state, it is likely to be one of two things. one, it is feeling the pressure from the egyptian authorities, they want to push back and say, we can rule the roost here, do you want. or it could be that islamic state globally, as it loses its territory in iraq and syria, it wa nts to its territory in iraq and syria, it wants to say, actually, we haven't gone away. we are still present and maybe some of the fighters that have been kicked out of iraq and syria are now heading to this area of northern sinai and saying this is
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where we are going to establish ourselves again and just remind the world that iis hasn't gone away. but president temp three said there will bea president temp three said there will be a brutal response and he will not ignore this. and there will be a huge security crackdown. there have been crackdowns before. there was a state of emergency declared about this conflict earlier this year and the conflict has not disappeared. the militants are still there and it is very, very hard to deal with. this was clearly have very organised event. witnesses said that there we re event. witnesses said that there were a0 gunmen lined up outside this mosque so were a0 gunmen lined up outside this mosque so bad as people poured out there would just come down. this is a severe escalation in this conflict. you would have thought that some would be tracked down if there were so many of them? yes, some will be tracked down, but as ever with iis they are very effective at recruiting. the question now is what is happening to
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these militant groups in this part of the world? we'll find out how this story and many others are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10.a0pm this evening in the papers. 0ur guestsjoining me tonight are henry mance, political correspondent at the financial times, and claire cohen, editor of telegraph women. zimbabwe has a new president, only its second in 37 years. thousands of people celebrated in harare today as emmerson menangagwa was sworn in. it has been an extraordinary fortnight for the man who was, until a fortnight ago, zimbabwe's vice—president. he had to flee the country after robert mugabe abruptly sacked him — a decision that led to his own downfall. 0ur zimbabwe correspondent shingai nyoka reports. the changing of the guard in zimbabwe. and long—time leader robert mugabe was not there to witness it. but newly—elected president emmerson mnangagwa doesn't need his blessing. i, emmerson mnangagwa. ..
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the moment zimbabweans have been waiting for, the swearing in of this country's second leader in nearly a0 years. this is zimbabwe's new president, not through an election but with the help of the military. it caps the most dramatic two weeks in zimba bwe's history, and a surprise comeback from a man who just a fortnight ago fled the country in fear of his life. with mugabe's departure, mnangagwa will serve as interim president until next year's election. but he inherits a fragmented party and a country broken under mugabe's isolationist policies. in his inaugural speech there was praise for his predecessor. he led us in our struggle for national independence. he assumed responsibilities of leadership at a formative and a very challenging time, at the behest of our nation. that is to be lauded and celebrated.
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but also a pledge to break from the past. i am not oblivious to the many zimbabweans from our political, ethnic and racial divides, who have helped make this day. so, what do we know about emmerson mnangagwa? jailed for ten years in 1965, he met mugabe in prison. there, the two men formed a close association. after independence in 1980, he became mugabe's right—hand man. in 1983, he was implicated in the mass murder of thousands of opposition supporters in matabeleland, something he denies. more recently, he was accused of orchestrating a violent crackdown on opposition supporters. those who are very close to him say that he listens more than he speaks. he is a soft—spoken man, a gentleman, contrary
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to what the reports say about him. a god—fearing family man. we have to give him some time because an improvement is something which cannot be improved like overnight. after two weeks of uncertainty, zimbabwe seems to be returning to normal again. no one knows what the future holds, whether mnangagwa is the man to bring a new era of democracy and freedom. scotland yard say they have found no evidence to support reports of shots being fired around oxford circus underground station and have stood down their response. the station and nearby bond street were closed and the local area placed on lockdown as part of a major operation. here's our home affairs correspondent june kelly. it was just after a:30pm when the alarm was raised. there were reports of two banks were chanted like
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gunshots. 0xford of two banks were chanted like gunshots. oxford circus tube station. this was an alert on one of london's was crowded streets in the rush hour on black friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year. hundreds of people were left frightened and confused as they were told to get off the street and take refuge in nearby shops. people who did appearto refuge in nearby shops. people who did appear to know what may have happened said they thought they heard a gunshot and i think you could just see the panic was just spreading. people were sprinting and crying and running. it was very distressing to watch. armed officers we re distressing to watch. armed officers were quickly on the scene. scotland ya rd were quickly on the scene. scotland yard issued a brief statement saying that the police responding as if the incident was terrorist related and they were working alongside collea g u es they were working alongside colleagues from british transport police, but then came news that the met‘s counterterrorism command for not getting involved. the police also said there was no evidence of shots fired or any trace of casualties or suspects. amid the
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mayhem, the selfridge's department store, at the other end of oxford street, was evacuated. just after 6pm the whole area was declared safe and people were allowed to leave buildings where they had sought shelter. eu leaders have said the british government's hopes of an agreement next month to begin brexit trade talks remain a "huge challenge". following meetings with theresa may in brussels, the eu council president, donald tusk, said progress was still needed from the uk "on all issues" within the next 10 days. 0ur deputy political editor john pienaar reports from brussels. an amicable divorce from a roomful of partners, but it's getting tense. so, now theresa may is hinting to eu leaders, starting with donald tusk in the summit chair, that britain might up and some say double its offer of £20 billion in a separation deal. dig deeper into the nation's purse. if only the eu is ready to talk trade. or this long goodbye could end in tears — the last thing she wanted.
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these negotiations are continuing, but what i am clear about is that we must step forward together. this is for both the uk and the european union to move onto the next stage. brexit negotiations could, maybe will, turn to trade next month. leaders here need more persuasion. mrjuncker, are you worried about brexit? brexit is a tragedy. i will meet the british prime minister on the 3rd of december and then we will see if there has been sufficient progress. are you at all confident that progress will be made? yes. but every country must agree to start talking trade, and ireland's minority government is facing the risk of collapse at home, but was sounding tough here. suggesting brexit talks could stall without clear guarantees there will be no hard north—south customs border. is ireland prepared to block progress? i don't think ireland will have to block anything on its own. there is absolute solidarity
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across 27 countries here. germany is not much more supportive. angela merkel was already firm on brexit. now she has her hands full forming a new government. she met mrs may today, another leader looking for more give on the british side. in her one—on—one talks with the eu council president, no final proposals, no breakthrough. and they may not settle hard numbers on the divorce bill for months to come. but they explored the case for more compromise. there are still issues across the various matters that we are negotiating on to be resolved, but there has been a very positive atmosphere in the talks and a genuine feeling that we want to move forward together. neither side wants the brexit talks to end in stalemate, but without more give and take it could happen. and then the risk would grow of negotiations ending with no eu trade deal at all. and that's the outcome business leaders, who are worried about brexit, say they fear most. so, more talking to do ahead of the next big summit next month. the slow march of brexit goes on.
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its course and destination being decided one step at a time. john pienaar, bbc news, brussels. the republic of ireland's minority government appears to be on the brink of collapse after the main opposition party submitted a motion of no—confidence in the deputy prime minister. the irish taoiseach, leo varadkar, has insisted his deputy, frances fitzgerald, shouldn't resign. tonight, mr varadkar said that he would be forced to call a general election next week if the motion isn't withdrawn by tuesday. a judge at leeds crown court has ordered that a teenager who killed a seven—year—old girl in york be detained for life with a minimum term of five years. katie rough was smothered and stabbed in a playing field on the edge of the city injanuary. her killer, who was 15 at the time of the attack, has been described as an extremely troubled and damaged child with severe mental health issues. phil connell was in court. the north yorkshire police in legal
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terms at least, today's sentenced as the end of the case they describe as one of the most tragic there have ever dealt with. for the parents of katie rough, though, the circumstances of the doctor's death is something they will live with for the rest of their life. today, the investigating police officers but on their behalf. today is the end of their behalf. today is the end of the process, and is a release relief, but that is not the end of oui’ relief, but that is not the end of our story. 0ur story is about a family torn apart on the day we lost oui’ family torn apart on the day we lost our daughter. 0ur story goes on to oui’ our daughter. 0ur story goes on to our future, where our home feels very empty, but people keep calling for the sake of our other children and grandson. katie was killed on the 9th of january this year on a playfield in new york. she was smothered and then slashed with a sta nley smothered and then slashed with a stanley knife. the girl responsible, who can't be identified for legal
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reasons, was 15 at the time and later admitted manslaughter. at leeds crown court today, she was deemed mentally fit and sentenced to life in prison. the teenager, who is now 16, appeared in court via a video link and throughout the proceedings stared at the floor and cuddled a teddy bear. there was clear evidence, court heard, that the sheet still posed a dangerous risk to members of the public and so far she had been unwilling or unable to address her behaviour. this investigation has been one of the most tragic and challenging i have dealt in my career as a police officer. there are no positive results from places such as these. regardless of the conviction and the sentence, nothing will ever replace the loss of katie. the judge described katie's killing is truly exceptional, her killer still remaining silent as to exactly what happened on that tragic day. the headlines on bbc news: a bomb and gun attack on a mosque
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in egypt's north sinai province kills 235 people. emmerson mnangagwa is officially sworn in as the new president of zimbabwe during a ceremony in harare. the eu tells theresa may it needs to see progress from the uk within 10 days on all brexit issues. sport now and a full round—up from the bbc sport centre. good evening. we will begin with football. england's women are in world cup qualifying action. a win in the first group game was under former manager mark sampson. now they are under the interim manager and are up against bosnia hostelry governor tonight. the lead when
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steph horton scored. england have doubled their lead. it came through nikita paris. it is still 2—0 to england and they lived to be making it two wins out of tune in their group so far. wales, who find themselves in england's group, are also in world cup qualifying action tonight, taking on kazakhstan. it is goalless and back game is now in the second half. all eyes are run david moyes tonight as he takes charge of west ham in his first home game in charge since his appointment. they welcomed leicester to the london stadium for the first time. it has started to welford david moyes. marcus albright and has scored to put leicester ahead and what was the first shot of the game, really. marc albrighton has had a hand in five goals in six premier league starts. that luke says it all, doesn't it?
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england will temp two stem australia's revival in the third day of the first ashes test. play begins at midnight tonight. steve smith returning to the crease having moved past his half—century as the hosts closed 137 runs behind the england first innings total, after a bad start with them in brisbane. at one stage there were 76—a. start with them in brisbane. at one stage there were 76-4. the game is still in the balance. england bowled well to ta ke still in the balance. england bowled well to take for early wickets. we have fought back hard and there is a massive partnership by ben now. i will not put a number on it. we will try to bad as long as we can in this first innings, build—up to their score and hopefully past it. one came in and the premiership rugby tonight. andy simmons going overfor
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gloucester and they have since added another try through jeremy thrush. the visitors are leaving 1a—0. the visitors are leaving 1a—0. the cheetahs the visitors are leaving 1a—0. the cheeta hs returned the visitors are leaving 1a—0. the cheetahs returned to winning ways, at 33—13 win over edinburgh, running infour ways, at 33—13 win over edinburgh, running in four tries. ulster are playing right now. they are leading 13-9 at playing right now. they are leading 13—9 at the moment. tommy bowe with the only try of the match so far. michael lohan finished second in his first race as a jockey today. the course owners donned the cells for
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charity, and competed with other amateur jockeys. he finished charity, and competed with other amateurjockeys. he finished second, much to his amazement. better than i expected, i must admit. it went really quick early on. that was probably the fastest i've ever been ona probably the fastest i've ever been on a horse. the horse load up into the bend and whipped up on the inside and all of a sudden i was in front! i got very tired. you can see how much he enjoyed that. i doubt that would be his last race. he has clearly enjoyed it. a court in south africa has more than doubled the jail sentence of the former olympic and paralympic athlete 0scar pistorius. he has been given 15 years for murdering his girlfriend reeva steenkamp after prosecutors argued his original six—year sentence was too short. pistorius was jailed in 2016 after being found guilty on appeal of killing his girlfriend. he shot reeva steenkamp four times through a locked door at his home.
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0ur correspondent milton nkosi has been following the case. what we have in the first sentencing was that the trialjudge had imposed an appeal judgment of was that the trialjudge had imposed an appealjudgment of murder. in the first instance she had found him guilty of culpable homicide or manslaughter. the prosecutors appealed that. 0scar pistorious was then sentenced to murder, but was changed to murder. then she imposed a six—year sentence and the prosecutors felt that that was shockingly too lenient to grow but they said. this was the response by they said. this was the response by the supreme court of appeals in bloemfontein, when they returned this morning with a 13 year
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sentence, taking into account the time that 0scar pistorius has already spent in prison and under house arrest. reeva steenkamp's own family has already responded by saying that this shows that there is justice in south africa, so they we re justice in south africa, so they were quite relieved and they welcomed the new 13 year sentence. 0scar pistorius has now been sentenced to murder per 13.5 years behind bars. major companies have suspended their advertising on youtube after it emerged that people have been leaving sexually explicit comments next to videos posted by children, comments that hadn't been removed by youtube. adverts for major brands like mars and cadbury have been appearing alongside some of the videos. youtube says since this came to light it has taken action to remove the comments. 0ur media editor, amol rajan, reports. youtube has reinvented the very idea of broadcasting, allowing anyone with access to the internet to create their own
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channel and build a following. the site now has a billion users and pulls in around £a billion in ad revenues every year. users have to be 13 before they can upload and share videos, but millions of teenagers use the opportunity to share their inner thoughts with the world, and just to have fun. that's why and where sexual predators often stalk them online. these comments found by the bbc are a fraction of the total material on youtube but they do show how digital platforms have emboldened some would—be offenders. new research by bbc trending, the bbc social media investigations unit, has discovered that for close to a year something went wrong with the system for removing obscene comments. i am really, really concerned that the public function of reporting isn't seemingly working. it's something i will be writing to youtube about straightaway and i will want them to take immediate action. several leading brands have now said they will suspend
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their advertising on the platform until it is further cleaned up. brands such as mars, adidas and lidl. in a statement, youtube's owners, google, said: "content that endangers children is abhorrent and unacceptable to us. "in just the past week, we've disabled comments on thousands "of videos and shut down hundreds of accounts "identified as making predatory comments". a power broker in britain's advertising industry applauded the tech giant's efforts to address the issue but said they should do more. i think we have to be incredibly diligent. whether they would call themselves a platform or a publisher, they are responsible to advertisers, i think, to make sure that the environments that they take advertising in and make money from are free of these dangers. some campaigners and indeed politicians say that youtube should be regulated just like any other broadcaster. but the very principle of the open web is that users and not companies should shape our public domain. and the sheer volume of content on youtube, with a00 hours of video uploaded every single minute, means that ultimately this is an issue that will be managed not
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by human beings, but by machines. digital giants like google are adamant that social problems in the internet age have technological rather than regulatory solutions. but the prevalence of sexual predators online is an issue that will never be fully eradicated, because the anarchic freedom of the internet will always afford them a home somewhere in cyberspace. to fight them is to enter a war without end. amol rajan, bbc news. a new therapy which allows people with schizophrenia to talk to a computer representation of voices they hear in their head, could help them cope better with hallucinations. a trial of 150 people suggested that confronting an avatar was helpful. 0ur health correspondent james gallagher explains. threatening voices fill the heads of
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schizophrenia patients. a quarter of them can't even the skip them of medication. a new experimental therapy is bringing patients face—to—face with their imaginary tormentors. you are pathetic. you are rubbish. you are a waste of space. this avatar is being controlled by psychiatrists at the maudsley hospital in london. they have worked with the patient to match the voice. you wouldn't say yes and you wouldn't say no either. and the look of their hallucinations. patients and then spent six sessions learning how to stand up to their avatar. tell him you don't want to hear this rubbish any more when he comes in with his usual statements. you are a waste of space. go away. go away. you are pathetic. professor tom craig developer verity and has done trials hundred and 50 people. he said produced rapid and lasting improvements for patients having fewer frightening improvements for patients having fewerfrightening hallucinations. improvements for patients having fewer frightening hallucinationslj
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think fewer frightening hallucinations.” think it is the business of bringing it from our voice that is detached and you haven't got control over into this experience that you can't control, so you get power and it loses power. experts said the trial, published in the latter to impressive, but at the patients. need to take medication. this treatment is specifically designed for those with treatment resistance auditory verbal hallucinations, or voices, so you wouldn't be looking to provide it routinely i guess u nless to provide it routinely i guess unless patients particularly wanted this kind of approach. the other rider to consider is that it is quite a high—tech approach which thus far is only available in a couple of centres in the uk. making an avatar of your imaginary voices are still an experimental therapy. further trials are now needed to see if it could become a powerful new way of treating schizophrenia. now the weather with darren bett. it is cold enough ready out there
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but it will get colder overnight. we are drawing down colder air and the winds will pick up. the showers will continue going in the north—west and more showers will blow into wales and the southwest weather could be snow over the mirrors. a quarter night more widely tonight and temperatures not far off freezing in towns and cities, but in the countryside it could be a frost. a cold start to the weekend and the wind will be stronger than today so it will feel cold. more showers in the north and west of scotland in northern ireland. a few getting into the midlands, as well. further east it may well stay dry, but it will feel cold. this is what it will feel like too much of the day. a cold night ahead with some frost around, but few were showers on sunday, although there could be a line of them continuing to run into north wells, north—west england and the midlands. increasing cloud in the west. this is bbc news, our latest headlines. at least 235 people have been killed
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and scores injured in a gun and bomb attack on a mosque in egypt's northern sinai province. armed men stormed the building during friday prayers, in what is one of the deadliest attacks in the region in years. celebrations in zimbabwe as the country's new president is sworn in. emmerson mnangagwa, promised fair elections and vowed to tackle corruption. as theresa may meets the president of the european council donald tusk in brussels, the eu says it needs to see progress from the uk within ten days on all brexit issues. and coming up, tom baker, the longest serving doctor films new footage — to complete an episode abandoned because of a strike at the bbc. more now on one of egypt's deadliest terror attacks in recent years. the country's president sisi has vowed to respond with an iron fist,
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after more than 230 people were killed in the attack on a sinai mosque during friday prayers. militants launched the gun and bomb attack at the al—rawda mosque in the north of the sinai peninsula. joining me in the studio is professor fawaz gerges from the london school of economics. thank you forjoining us. to what extent has the world taken its eye off the egypt with so much focus on places like yemen and syria of late? egypt has been facing all—out war since 2013. thousands of people have been killed through this particular counterinsurgency. in 2015, more than 2000 people were killed in egypt. 2016100. 2017 has been one
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of the deadliest years in egypt. you have multiple factions. the sinai province which pledged allegiance to isis in 201a. we estimate there are 1000 operatives in north sinai. it is not just about the operatives, they are skilled and determined to kill. think about this attack today. it wasn't only the deadliest but the most savage. dozens of attackers using rocket grenades, hunting for worshippers who were trained to escape the explosion and targeting the ambulances. it tells you about the ambulances. it tells you about the skills and the operational capabilities that this particular faction has. how many different militant groups are their operating in sinai? this is a very good question. you have the sinai province, it is estimated to be 1000 operatives in sinai and is part of
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the isis affiliate. you have another faction that numbers in the hundreds and we also have reports that we have freelancers, radicalised former members of the muslim brotherhood that have basically taken arms against the egyptian state. multiple factions makes it very difficult for the egyptian security force to put an end to this particular insurgency. this particular insurgency. this particular insurgency has spread from north sinai to alexandria, to cairo, two major cities. they are targeting civilians and security forces although the egypt. what are the tensions that exist in the tiny potential to allow so many groups to get a foothold? this is an important question. it is easy to say it is all isis. the insurgency in the north sinai has been going on for almost 15 years. it is driven by
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multiple drivers. social and economic and political. the population and a large segment, mainly the bedouins feel marginalised and discriminated against. this is gone on for 15 yea rs against. this is gone on for 15 years but it has escalated since 2013. we know what happened in 2013 when the egyptian armed forces toppled the muslim brotherhood president. now it is all out war. in fa ct, president. now it is all out war. in fact, if we are talking about the dismantling of the islamic state in a ruck and syria and libya, this particular branch of islamic state has spread to egypt, yemen and north africa. —— iraq. this is a testament to what we're seeing in the morning after. the president says he will react with brutal force. after. the president says he will react with brutalforce. how difficult will be him for to get on top of the situation where others
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has failed? very difficult. years used an iron fist for the last four yea rs. used an iron fist for the last four years. it is an all—out war. it is easy for civilians to target a mosque. this is the time that this particular affiliate is targeting a mosque that is basically visited by the sufi. you have millions in egypt that a sufi. and hardline islamist perceive them to be heretical. in the last few months they beheaded to sufis. it is notjust the christians targeted. the insurgency has spread. the sinai peninsula has other neighbours, how concerned will they be? very much so. you have on the one hand palestinian gaza and israel. it is a huge area. the typology of the area. counterinsurgency is easy for
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militants to hide. what we're talking about here is an underground insurgent war and that is why the egyptian forces, even though the most killed security forces are the egyptians, they have not really been put an end to this counterinsurgency, because sinai is a difficult area with mountains and caves. thank you. theresa may has insisted the uk shares the same desire as ireland to stop barriers to trade or movement across the border after brexit. the prime minister was speaking after meeting eu leaders in brussels. meanwhile, in ireland, a political row could force the irish government to call a snap election. the opposition fianna fail party, which has been propping up the minority fine gael government, has tabled a motion of no confidence in the deputy prime minister, frances fitzgerald. let's talk through this with henry mcdonald, ireland correspondent for the guardian and observer. thank you very much forjoining us.
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how much prominence do you think the issue of the hardboard in brexit negotiations has been getting?” will tell you how prominent it is. it is probably the reason why there will not be a snap general election this christmas. because even the opposition party that has tabled a vote of no—confidence the irish parliament next week, i saying to me privately like in dublin, that they would rather that the prime minister of ireland, the taoiseach, has a free hand in the negotiations when they begin in december. it is very, very important. it is the paramount issueif very important. it is the paramount issue if you like in all of irish politics. how realistic prospect is an hardboard? it is unconscionable
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to so many people? neither side in northern ireland, the unionist community or the north, the whole nationalists in the north, say they wa nt nationalists in the north, say they want a hardboard. the problem might be that they stumble into it and cannot get an agreement. the people that prop up theresa may in london with the annual conference this weekend, the republic government talk about things like a customs union and a single market for northern ireland. they will decouple northern ireland. they will decouple northern ireland. they will decouple northern ireland from the uk. the less they are talking about the practicalities of keeping the border fluid and open. if they don't work together they can end up with a hardboard as a result at all fallout from brexit, but the intention is not to have one, no doubt about that politically from either side. why is the opposition opposed to frances fitzgerald carrying on in post? they
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have put forward this no—confidence motion, what is this about? have put forward this no—confidence motion, what is this abounm have put forward this no—confidence motion, what is this about? it is all about a big scandal in the irish police force. it is about a whistle—blower who has raised allegations of malpractice in the force. there have been allegations that people in the high command have tried to discredit this man and that there was an e—mail that serviced in 2015 which she saw and did not act upon it. the allegation is that this e—mail content strategy to discredit this whistle—blower. they do not have confidence in her as deputy minister and want her removed. no one end fine gael party will do that officially. what i have been told is that might be pressure on her on a personal level to perhaps stand—down herself to prevent a crisis in the government and a christmas election which absolutely no one wants. and
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we re which absolutely no one wants. and were tightly of the... and the position when it comes to brexit and negotiations. you wonder what political authority the prime minster of ireland would have to carry on negotiating brexit in the run—up to an election? carry on negotiating brexit in the run-up to an election? exactly. he could be in brussels negotiating with one eye on the election back in dublin thinking will i have a job after these negotiations? that is why i will bet unless there is a cataclysmic mistake, they will avoid the election. but i think the ad blood that is their intensive fine foil propping up the government. eventually in early 2018 that confidence and supply of propping up
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a fine gael government and early end 2018 there will be an irish general election. but, who is likely to get a majority? a bit like the last election in the uk, it could be very messy. there could be no overall party in control and we could end up with the same situation. that could be difficult for ireland in terms of a strong voice negotiating for the irish position with regards to brexit and europe. thank you. fly—tipping is on the rise. if you want to remove your rubbish legally — it can be costly. and criminal gangs have spotted an opportunity to make some cash by offering cheaper rates and then dumping it unlawfully. last year, councils in england had to deal with more than a million illegal dumps on public land, with the clearing up costing local authorities 58 million pounds a year. tonight, the scourge creeping across our country.
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it's a real mess, isn't it? we investigate the illegal rubbish dumps. there's even more of it. can you tell us where the rubbish has come from? we witness the endless struggle against criminal gangs. by having a piece of land, you then become victim to such a horrendous crime. can we talk to you about the rubbish? and we confront the fly—tippers. and you're going to drive away and leave this rubbish? for everyone else to deal with? there is abuse and intimidation. they are executing a warrant over there. in south—east london, bailiffs are reclaiming an old warehouse. evicting a fly—tipping gang who have been living there. and just look what they are leaving behind. it goes on and on, pile after pile. all of this dumped in just five days. it is clear most of this is builders' waste, or old furniture from house and office clearances.
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it's stuff that should have been disposed of professionally, but that would have meant a cost. somebody saved lots of money by dumping it here. and the amount that has accumulated in such a short space of time is absolutely staggering. a court order, an eviction, the problem has been moved on. but it's an expensive game of cat and mouse. we will probably see these guys in the next couple of weeks, and we start the procedure again. you just keep going round in circles? just keep going round in circles. the last of the gang return to move their vehicles. i'm from bbc news, sir. can we ask you about this rubbish? can you tell us where this rubbish has come from? are you just going to leave it? you made a real mess here. are you going to clean up? no answers. no accountability. it's like a war zone...
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no sympathy for landowners like chris. you feel violated. you feel powerless to do anything about it. you want to be a law—abiding citizen, and you stay on the borderlinejust watching your property be trashed. he's angry there wasn't more help to stop this. it's his land, his clear—up bill. 0n the streets, it's councils that clear up. in croydon, they are collecting more rubbish and prosecuting more fly—tippers. the government should do a national media campaign to make fly—tipping a social stigma, very much like we did with the anti—drink and drive campaign. and to explain the actual financial costs to taxpayers of clearing up all this fly—tipping. taking their vans to be crushed is one of the extra powers granted by government to help beat the fly—tippers.
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