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the south-east anglia, down towards the south—east and that is tomorrow night but ahead of that, plenty of sunshine around the uk. whatever the weather, have great weekend and don't forget wrap up. this is bbc news. our top stories: the italian prime minister has condemned a racially motivated drive—by shooting that injured six people. a syrian rebel group says it has shot down a russian fighter plane. the pilot has been killed. more sexual assault allegations against harvey weinstein. police say another two women have made complaints about him in the uk. and heartbreak for devoted fans as illness forces lady gaga to cancel the last ten dates of the european leg of her world tour. hello and welcome to bbc news.
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the italian prime minister has condemned a drive—by shooting attack on african immigrants that left six people injured. paolo gentiloni said hatred and violence would not be allowed to divide society. it happened here in the central italian city of macerata. all of the victims were african migrants. one is in a critical condition. police arrested this man, 28—year—old luca traini. he reportedly made a fascist hand gesture when police took him into custody. james reynolds reports from rome. one man, a young italian armed with a pistol, turned the italian city of macerata into a terrifying place. the gunman drove and fired at anyone who appeared to be a migrant from africa.
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there was no time for his targets to hide. i was passing by this morning to go and buy cigarettes when they shot me on my leg this morning, you know? so the person who was inside the car was shooting, you know? i tried to see his face, yeah. during the attack, the authorities posted warnings instructing the city's residents to stay inside. the gunman was arrested when he got out of his car. he was draped in an italian flag. he is identified as 28—year—old luca traini. the italian media reports he had been a candidate forthe anti—immigrant northern league party in local elections held in 2017. this attack comes at a time of high anxiety in the city of macerata. earlier in the week, the dismembered body of a young italian woman was found — a nigerian migrant arrested in connection with her death. now migrants have been injured in this drive—by shooting.
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the country now heads into next month's general election with all this on its mind. james reynolds, bbc news, rome. dr andrea mammone has written a book on neo—fascism in france and italy. i asked him if this incident gives us an insight into a wider problem across europe. it isa it is a wider european if not western problem. any migrant influx coming and changing our traditional lifestyle. the tradition of europe oi’ lifestyle. the tradition of europe or the west at large, even in the us, we have this — we are seeing this with some supporters. naturally, this is the art of a single man, it probably wasn't perfectly mentally good, i'm sure about this, i don't think there are leagues, official leagues with
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parties in this case. but this is — this is showing us the rizal widespread anger towards migrants, are racial tensions in italy and also in other european countries. are racial tensions in italy and also in other european countrieslj mean, you said you clearly have mental problems but we don't know that and actually he might not and that and actually he might not and thatis that and actually he might not and that is the worrying thing about neo— fascism and right—wing extremism, you said some of these people are very intelligent, bright people are very intelligent, bright people who are overtly stable as far as they are concerned. people who are overtly stable as far as they are concernedlj people who are overtly stable as far as they are concerned. i mean, there is- as they are concerned. i mean, there is — academically we did a study of terrorism and sometimes there is a strange borderline between what is right and what is wrong with them. certainly they are strongly ideological and motivated. this guy was strongly ideological and motivated because he did a fascist salute. he wore an italian flag. so symbolically he wanted to show something, he wanted to show that offence of italy, the defence of
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italy from a foreign influence in this case the black immigrants refugees coming because in italy... sorry to interrupt, we are seeing a rise in the far right, being told by the police in the united kingdom, told by police forces and intelligence agencies across europe that there is a worrying trend recruitment is art. is this purely down to the amount of immigration we are seeing? the largest movement of people since world war two? is that what this is all about? also in some countries media, some of the media is really playing a lot on this threat coming from these people from africa from middle east and so on. what i can see is a number of western areas of the globe, there is also legitimisation of such a toric, legitimisation which is sometimes coming directly from the mainstream are doing this, and i think that
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some of these people feel legitimised by the fact that mainstream media, mainstream politicians at times talk about this and this is actually sending a message to a wider public which is some of these things are justified and this is a way for the far right, the most extreme fringes, to attract. people. a syrian rebel group says it shot down a russian fighter plane near the city of idlib on saturday. russian fighters have been bombing positions in the area in support of a syrian government offensive. the bbc‘s martin patience is following the story from beirut. we heard from the russian defence ministry who said the pilot ejected and then was killed on the ground by what they say were terrorists, according to one rebel account. the pilot opened fire when they tried to catch up before catching the light and then he was killed. we saw the videos posted on social media which appeared to show the plane being hit and are now some reports that russia has responded to the downing of its
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aircraft by firing cruise missiles from navy vessels based in the mediterranean. this is a rare loss for the russian air force mediterranean. this is a rare loss for the russian airforce but mediterranean. this is a rare loss for the russian air force but it will be seen as a major propaganda coup for which the group brought the plane down. martin, ithink coup for which the group brought the plane down. martin, i think the only way to describe syria, many wars, one country. can you tell us what is happening in italy province of the plane came down? a foot in the lead. it is the last remaining stronghold of the rebels in syria. we have seen the syrian regime backed up by the russians pushing into that province to try and regain control, to push the rebels out, some of which workgroups backed by western powers and others which were hardline islamist and in the past few days according to a monitoring group there have been dozens of airstrikes carried out by russian planes. there are concerns about civilian casualties, dozens have been killed.
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and also significantly, the un is warning of a humanitarian the because more than one quarter of a million people in the last month or so million people in the last month or so have been displaced by the fight. president trump has said a classified memo accusing the fbi of abusing its powers vindicates him and his election campaign. the memo, written by republican members of congress, accuses the fbi of bias against the president in their investigation into the trump campaign's alleged ties to russia. david willis reports from washington. chanting: usa, usa, usa! his supporters believe he struck a blow for justice. but by releasing a secret memo alleging bias on the part of officials who are currently investigating him, others believe the president is undermining a vital branch of government. the memo, written by republicans, describes a politically biased
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justice department and fbi which was determined to ensure donald trump lost the presidential election. they got a warrant on someone in the trump campaign using opposition research paid for by the democratic party and the hillary clinton campaign. the man the president appointed to lead the fbi was fiercely opposed to the memo's release, having questioned its accuracy. in an e—mail to his beleaguered staff, christopher wray wrote: democrats accused the president of recklessness in releasing the memo. it's appalling. it's a misrepresentation. it isn't even the release of intelligence material. it's a release of
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a distortion of it. what is its purpose? its purpose is, of course, to thwart the investigation, the mueller investigation. special counsel robert mueller is thought to be nearing the end of his investigation into allegations of collusion between the trump campaign and russia. and there have been reports here that he may soon be looking to interview the president himself. the white house, for its part, has consistently denied suggestions that the president may be about to sack robert mueller, but democrats have warned that such a move could prompt a constitutional crisis. david willis, bbc news, at the white house. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. palestinian officials say a palestinian man has been shot dead in clashes with the israeli army in the west bank. soldiers had faced rock—throwing protesters after carrying out a raid in the village of burqin. israeli forces said they entered the village in an attempt to find a man suspected of having murdered an israeli rabbi last month.
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moscow has denounced what it calls the "bellicose" nature of a new us nuclear policy. the us military has called for more nuclear weapons in response to the perceived threat from russia. the pentagon has put forward a policy of developing new smaller atomic bombs. russia is warning that it will take necessary measures to ensure its own security. thousands of corsicans have held a rally to push for more autonomy from france. president emmanuel macron will be visiting the mediterranean island on tuesday. a coalition of corsican nationalists won a convincing victory in local elections in december. they want more financial control and powers to restrict the purchase of holiday homes by non—residents. the actress uma thurman has accused the hollywood producer harvey weinstein of assaulting her in the early 1990s. the star, in an interview with the new york times, described several incidents in which she claims the film producerforced himself on her.
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in a statement, a spokesperson for mr weinstein said he acknowledged that he'd made a pass at her, and then apologised. meanwhile, here in britain, police have confirmed that two further women have made allegations of sexual assault against mr weinstein. it means nine women have now made accusations about him to british police, and 50 across the world. mr weinstein has denies all allegations of non—consensual sex. earlier, i got this update from ben ando outside the metropolitan police headquarters in london. these latest allegations here in london were actually made at the end of last year that they have only just come to light. in one of them on october 31, a woman came to scotla nd on october 31, a woman came to scotland yard to allege the detectives she was attacked by harvey weinstein in the republic of ireland back in 1991. now, that file has been sent to the police in the
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irish republic. and then about two weeks later, another woman, and that is the ninth woman to make allegations in the uk, came forward to say that harvey weinstein allegedly attacked her in london in 2011 and in an unspecified country in 2010. now, the moment the police aren't saying where the other country is, that of course make emerge later on. the latest high profile figure to step forward, uma thurman, accusing harvey weinstein of assaulting her in the 1990s. there has been, as i said earlier, some reaction to that from his people? is right. if you cast your minds back to the mid—19 90s and the film pulp fiction which famously starred uma thurman and many would argue was perhaps the film that more than any other put miramax films, the company run by harvey weinstein on the map. he produced that film. what she has said in a newspaper interview is that in the aftermath of that, in hotel rooms in london
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and in paris, harvey weinstein, she alleges, tried to force himself on her and alleges, tried to force himself on herand in alleges, tried to force himself on her and in fact in the interview she described wriggling away from him, she said, almost like a lizard and making good her escape. harvey weinstein, through a spokesperson, has said that any incident that took place was a result of him misreading her signals. and afterwards, at 2001 canne film festival in quentin tarantino challenged canne film festival in quentin tara ntino challenged him canne film festival in quentin tarantino challenged him about it, he apologised to uma thurman. stay with us on bbc world news. still to come: we find out more about the illness that caused lady gaga to cancel the last ten dates of the european leg of her tour. this is the moment that millions in iran had been waiting for. after his long years in exile, the first hesitant steps of ayatollah khomeini on iranian soil. south africa's white government has offered its black opponents concessions unparalleled in the history of apartheid. the ban on the african national
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congress is lifted immediately, and the anc leader, nelson mandela, after 27 years injail, is to be set free unconditionally. the aircraft was returning from belgrade, where manchester united had entered the semi—final of the european cup. two americans have become the first humans to walk in space without any lifeline to their spaceship. one of them called it a piece of cake. thousands of people have given the yachstwoman ellen macarthur a spectacular homecoming in the cornish port of falmouth after she smashed the world record for sailing solo around the world non—stop. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: the italian prime minister, paolo gentiloni, has condemned an apparently racially motivated shooting of six people. a syrian rebel group says it has shot down a russian fighter plane. the russian defence ministry says
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the pilot ejected but was killed. north korea is defending its plans to hold a military parade on the eve of the opening ceremony of the winter olympic games in south korea. scenes like these have marked the founding of the country's military for the last a0 years, but the parades are usually in april. this year, pyongyang has decided to move that anniversary to february 8th. i spoke to paul french, the author of the book north korea: state of paranoia, and asked him why north korea decided to hold its military paradejust before winter olympics. there's going to be a lot of journalists just over the border in south korea for all sorts of reasons. it's a publicity coup, a rather evocative one, as you say, they often have these in april, they don't have them in february largely because it's too cold and they're going for it this year. of course there was no plan for this a couple
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of weeks ago, now there is, it's pa rt of weeks ago, now there is, it's part of the great chess game of korean relations. do you think that we are in more serious and worrying times, often, of course, on this channel, we're reporting on the missile tests, their nuclear capability, it goes without saying how much of a threat that can be, but do you think they mean it in your experience of north korea? is even that part of their pr machine? i think it's part of the pr machine andi i think it's part of the pr machine and i think the south understands that, which is the most important thing, they understand these tit—for—tat moves. it's to be hoped the white house also understands that, that this is part of a game that's been going on for a very long time now, since the end of the korean war. the issue is, i'm sure you have met as i have a ball who have fled from north korea, we see what can be done to people who have crossed the line in north korea,
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we've heard horrific reports of executions and human rights abuses, they're executions and human rights abuses, they‘ re capable of executions and human rights abuses, they're capable of being ruthless and dangerous if the wrong buttons are pressed by outside influences. there's no doubt it's a dangerous and very cruel regime but it's also one that has to keep stoking up its own people and by showing these marches on the eve of the winter olympics, and we do have some positive stuff, there's going to be a joint positive stuff, there's going to be ajoint team, positive stuff, there's going to be a joint team, there will be perhaps other talks going on that have already happened so we're in more positive territory than a couple of months ago. we're going to see a joint team, that's seen as a real positive move? i think so, and they've been literally talking, one hopes that will continue after the pics. -- olympics. lady gaga is cancelling the last ten dates of the european leg of her tour due severe pain. in a statement, the pop star apologised to fans and said she was devastated, but needed to put myself and my wellbeing first. the singer has fibro—myalgia, a long—term condition that can cause pain all over the body. i spoke to fibromyalgia campaigner billy mansell to find out more about the condition.
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it disabled you completely. any sufferer can relate to it in every single way. you've got fatigued, you've got pain, it destroys your life and it changes your life. is it some kind of virus? there's not enough research to really tell that. and in some ways then, as much as oui’ and in some ways then, as much as our sympathy is with lady gaga, it kind of helps that if someone with herfan base, kind of helps that if someone with her fan base, her fame, kind of helps that if someone with herfan base, herfame, it kind of helps you guys, doesn't it, to create more awareness perhaps?m would definitely help with the progress of the recognition for the condition because she is so supported globally and has such a positive impact on people. you should try reaching out to her, have you tried to contact her to see if she can support your campaign?” actually did today. it devastated me when i heard she had to cancel
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another tour due to it and obviously i tried to reach out to her today to do some extra. no response yet? no response yet, no. understandably so. if she's lying in bed trying to recover, can you talk us through what she's going through right now, what she's going through right now, what help is available? the help she is getting is different to what we're getting, but there is a multidisciplinary approach with treatment and therapies that can obviously help. obviously it's something that is completely disabling and i can completely relate to where she could be right now laying up in bed in pain. you said its pain, is it all over the body? tell us more about the symptoms. i have to admit it's the first time i and maybe other people have heard about this. it's definitely widespread, it goes all over the body, head to toe. it's
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24/7. it's over the body, head to toe. it's 2a/7. it's about day to day management of that. is it rare? no, it's actually quite common. from statistics i think it's one in 25 people, if not more. a spanish intelligence agency has managed to decipher a 500—year—old secret code used in encrypted letters from ferdinand ii, one of spain's most famous monarchs, and his top military commander. the documents, which consist of over 200 symbols, provide detailed instructions on military strategy at the time, including the struggle to take over the kingdom of naples. they've been a source of intrigue for historians for centuries. it tookjust one small fragment of code to break the key, but the letters still took nearly half a year to decipher. let's hear a little more about how they did it. translation: what they've done is to describe the text of letter by finding a letter onto texts where one is the transcription, the other is the text, like a rosetta stone
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riddle. i think they enjoyed it, didn't be? -- didn't i think they enjoyed it, didn't be? —— didn't they? let's get all the sport now. manchester city have been denied a win for a fourth time in the premier league this season, burnley recovered from a goal down to snatch a late draw. after a first half goal from danilo, it seemed that pep guardiola's side were heading for another three points, but they missed a string of chances, including an opportunity to score by raheem sterling and with eight minutes left in the game, berg gudmundsson made it 1-1. what we have done this season, burnley, is amazing in the way they play but we controlled it perfect. my play but we controlled it perfect. my feeling was we were in control but we arrived in the last minutes 1—0 and it happened and we couldn't score the second goal, especially in the second half, it would have been easier but when that happens it's normal. they're a good team in that situation. but we controlled it good. new signing alexis sanchez scored his first goal for manchester united on his home debut. it finished 2—0 to united.
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the win meansjose mourinho's side have narrowed the gap to city to 13 points. but a fifth straight league defeat for huddersfield sends them into the relegation zone. pierre—emerick aubamayang recovered from illness to not only make his arsenal debut but score his first arsenal goal in their match against everton at the emirates. he added to a hat—trick from aaron ramsey and one from laurent koscielny for a 5—1win. elsewhere, bournemouth came from behind to beat stoke 2—1, leicester drew 1—1 with swansea and there were wins for brighton and southampton over west ham and west brom. we had always the control of the game but the reality is at half—time the result is 00. i guess we had around 80% of possession in the first half, but it was not enough to score a goal. in the second half we kept doing basically the same, the
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goal arrived and even at 1—0 ifelt the game was totally controlled, our defensive line was very far from dangerous areas. then the second goal definitely kill the game. archaeologists have discovered the tomb of an egyptian priestess who lived more than 4,000 years ago. inside they found some rare and well—preserved wall paintings. let's take a look. today it's the announcement of the first discovery of 2018. meanwhile, the spice girls appear to have confirmed a reunion of some sort after they met at geri horner‘s house to discuss getting the band back together. they posted this picture, with emma bunton, better known as baby spice,
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commenting that the future is looking spicy. not quite egyptian wall art, though, is it? don't forget you can get in touch with me and some of the team tell us what team on twitter. you think about the reunion for the third time in three years. you might be hoping for some sunshine on sunday after that grey, rainy saturday. if so, it's not looking bad at all, some sunshine on the way. certainly a brighter day compared to what we just had and this is what we had, a weather front very slowly moving across the uk, grinding toa very slowly moving across the uk, grinding to a halt pretty much by the time we got to saturday night and through the night this weather front just sitting across and through the night this weather frontjust sitting across the uk, raining itself out so it could rain no more and the skies in one or two
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areas starting to clear as well so little pockets of rain but clear skies too. temperatures will be around two to three degrees in city centres very early on sunday morning. let's have a look at the forecast around 9am in scotland, it will be pretty chilly, only three degrees for glasgow, edinburgh, a couple of degrees there in aberdeen. a little bit less cold may be in belfast, maybe five with some sunshine and look at that, not looking bad for manchester, ken doll, sw, infact looking bad for manchester, ken doll, sw, in fact if you're lucky we could be waking up to blue skies in southampton but noticed in east anglia and the south—east, a bit more cloud there and that will be the trend for the rest of the day. the wind you will note is what it will feel like with that wind,
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around zero. how about the rest of europe? i mention the wind coming across from south america, it's not stopping across the uk, down to the bay of this cake and it turns around and moves all the way to morocco so they're feeling some cold there as well, not looking great across that pa rt well, not looking great across that part of europe. back to the wind, look what happens when it drags in those showers from sunday night into monday, snow showers getting into kent, sussex, norfolk, suffolk, possibly the london area which means first thing monday there could be a little bit of snow lying around across the north north—east and maybe lincolnshire just in time for the rush—hour. this is what it looks like on tuesday, weather front this time moving across the north and west and on this day we could have some snow in north—western parts of the country down to wales possibly the country down to wales possibly the midlands, still cold, to, three degrees at best for most of us. here's a summary for the week ahead. it's going to stay cold, cold enough
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for some snow, widespread frost. as isaid, for some snow, widespread frost. as i said, cold enough for ice some snow. “— i said, cold enough for ice some snow. —— for some snow. this is bbc news, the headlines. the italian prime minister has condemned a drive—by shooting attack on african immigrants that left six people injured in the central town of macerata. paolo gentiloni said hatred and violence would not be allowed to divide society. a russian fighterjet has been shot down in a rebel—held area in north syria. the russian defence ministry says the pilot has been killed. lady gaga is cancelling the last ten dates of the european leg british police said two women have made further allegations of assault against harvey weinstein. lady gaga is cancelling the last ten dates of the european leg of her tour due to severe pain. the singer has fibromyalgia, a long—term condition which can cause pain all over the body. she's apologised to fans.
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now on bbc news, it's inside out. he was a whisker away from death. but who shot george? none of us could believe it — and still now, we are very angry and upset. we didn't even know if he was going to make it. and it was totally heartbreaking for all of us. emma britton lifts the lid on our public toilets. oh, it stinks around here! i wonder why. and, we spend a year on a 100—year—old cider farm. we arejust having a good old drink tonight to celebrate the beginning of the wassail. so, cheers everybody. evening all, welcome to inside out west. now, this may seem like a strange
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question, but who'd shoot a cat? hopefully none of us. but there are people out there who would — and have.

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