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hello this is breakfast, with naga munchetty and jon kay. more tears as the australian cricketer david warner breaks his silence over the ball tampering scandal. the former vice—captain has apologised and says he accepts he may never play for his country again. right now, it is hard to know what comes next, but first and foremost... ..is the well — is the well—being of my family. good morning, it's saturday 31st march. also this morning: flights are due to resume at stansted after a fire — but there's anger from the thousands of passengers left stranded. two british men accused of carrying out a series of beheadings for the so—called islamic state have complained that they won't get a fair trial.
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in sport — he's leaner, but is he mean enough? anthonyjoshua weighs in a lot lighter for tonight's world heavyweight unification fight with joseph parker. and helen has the weather. the day ahead doesn't look as wet as it was yesterday, so it is an improving picture today and tomorrow, but monday looks pretty nasty, we may have some disruptive weather, possible snow, we will keep you updated, stay tuned for a more detailed forecasts. the australian cricketer david warner has spoken publicly for the first time about his role in the ball—tampering scandal, saying he takes "full responsibility" for his actions. in a tearful news conference the former vice—captain said he would regret his involvement for as long as he lived. our correspondent phil mercer reports from sydney. david warner embodied in australia's
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aggressive and confrontational approach to cricket. but is this the end of the road? he knows he may never play to his country again following his part in the ball tampering scandal. it's the biggest crisis to hit australian sport in yea rs. right now, it is hard to know what comes next, but first and foremost... ..is the well — is the well—being of my family. in the back of my mind i suppose there is a tiny ray of hope... that i may one day be given the privilege of playing for my country again. but iam of playing for my country again. but i am resigned to the fact that that may never happen.
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but questions remain. was david warner the sole architect of the conspiracy to tamper with the ball during the third test against south africa, or was anybody else involved? he would not say. whose idea was it? thank you. who took the sandpaper out there? was it your idea? have you done it before? why won't you answer the question? but later on social media, he offered some clarification, and said he could not answer to some questions because of internal cricket australia procedures. teammate cameron bancroft was caught red—handed with sandpaper. he has been banned from cricket for nine months. former captain steve smith has been banned for a year. all three co—conspirators have apologised, but the stain of cheating may not wash away. more than 100 flights from stansted airport were cancelled
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last night after a shuttle bus caught fire outside the terminal building. no—one was injured but thousands of passengers were told to leave the airport and rebook their flights. a normal service is expected to resume this morning. adam woods has more. dramatic scenes at stansted airport as passengers watched a shuttle bus engulfed in flames. plumes of smoke filled the terminal building are causing chaos. more than 100 flights we re causing chaos. more than 100 flights were diverted or cancelled, around 8000 passengers stranded. there was this people everywhere. you couldn't move, you couldn't even get into the airport. it was just people everywhere, starc, or moving, or mindlessly groaning in various directions. we are trying to get to book a new flight, but there are no flights, no one on saturday, or
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sunday or monday even. so we don't know what to do will stop the airport said no injuries have been reported, and that the fire had been caused by analogical faults on the bus. passengers were advised to rebook their flights with their airlines, a spokesman for the airport confirmed today's flights will run as normal. we'll be speaking to the chief operating officer at the airport just after 8:00 this morning. two british men, believed to have been members of the notorious islamic state cell known as "the beatles," have complained they can't have a fair trial because the uk government has stripped them of their citizenship. alexanda kotey and el shafee elsheikh whose group is thought to have murdered more than 20 hostages, spoke to reporters in northern syria after being detained. james waterhouse reports. alexanda kotey and el shafee elsheikh became part of the most infamous gang of foreign fighters within the islamic state group.
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along with two other londoners, one who was killed in a us airstrike and one who was jailed in turkey, two are linked to the uprising in iraq and syria. they include the murder ofa and syria. they include the murder of a driverfrom eccles and syria. they include the murder of a driver from eccles and an aid worker from perth. speaking of a driver from eccles and an aid workerfrom perth. speaking to of a driver from eccles and an aid worker from perth. speaking to the associated press from a cell in northern syria, alexanda kotey described the executions of summing up described the executions of summing up was regrettable, as he didn't see any benefit. the pair also claimed the illegal taking of their citizenships and left them vulnerable to interrogation and torture. the home office would not comment on whether the pair had been stripped of their citizenship. last month and around —— amber rudd said she was committed to the idea of them facing justice. gavin williams said the man should not return to britain because they turned their backs on british values. their
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interviews comes a day after a soldier in bed with us forces was killed in a roadside bomb in a counterterrorism operation against the militants. the russian embassy in london has complained that border force and customs officers searched a passengerflight from moscow at heathrow airport. the embassy claimed the officials refused to give a written explanation for their actions on board the aeroflot plane, and called the search a "blatant provocation". there hasn't been a response from the british government as yet on this story. palestinian officials say at least 16 people have been killed and hundreds wounded by israeli forces during a mass protest along gaza's border. the army said the demonstrators had been hurling stones and fire bombs. members of the un security council have called for an investigation into the violence. teaching unions have warned that creative subjects, such as art and drama, are being axed to save money. the national education union says it's also concerned about a reduction in the number of support staff while class sizes continue to rise.
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the warnings come as teachers gather in brighton for the union's annual conference. 0ur education correspondent marc ashdown reports. like schools across england and wales, this school in sheffield has a bare cupboard. the school has written to parents explaining how desperate the situation is. when i look at a school like ours, there will be a different in two years time, there is no way i can make the kind of cuts and still keep the education in the years ahead, and i have never known a time when things have never known a time when things have been this bad looking forward. a survey by the national education union of 900 teachers found that 94% are pessimistic about their school's budget over the next few years. 55% housing class sizes rise, and 80% have seen teaching assistant post cuts. my concern is that this generation of children are losing
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out. the previous oration had arts, dams, drama, maybe future generations will, but this generation's classes are growing larger, their opportunities are being cut back, and whoever caused the economic crisis, it was not this generation of children. they are at countries future. the opposition says buy at twenty20 core funding will have risen... extra funding is given to schools that are struggling with budgets. the mood music among teachers at the conference this weekend is for even more urgency. the former england and chelsea midfielder, ray wilkins, is critically ill after reportedly suffering a cardiac arrest. the 61—year—old is being cared for by doctors at a south london hospital. chelsea football club tweeted to say everyone's thoughts are with ray and his family tonight. and qpr tweeted to say: "we're extremely saddened to hear
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former qpr player and manager ray wilkins has suffered a suspected heart attack. all our prayers are with you, ray." the funeral of professor stephen hawking will take place in cambridge this afternoon. family, friends and colleagues will gather to pay their respects to the physicist who died earlier this month at the age of 76. professor hawking's ashes will be interred next to the grave of sir isaac newton at westminster abbey in june. it is ten minutes past six, let's go back to our top story. the emotional apology from the former australian cricket vice—captain for his role in the recent ball—tampering scandal. david warner says he's resigned to the fact he may never play for his country again. 0ur reporter phil mercer is in sydney for us this morning. if people miss the beginning of the
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programme, let's cap —— recap what he said in his press conference, more tears and deep emotion on display. he said he was deeply sorry to his part in the ball tampering scandal, and he said that pm me had tiny hope of ever representing his country again. remember cricket australia, the governing body, has handed down a 12 month ban to david warner, along with the former skipper steve smith. so we have heard from steve smith, we have also heard from steve smith, we have also heard from steve smith, we have also heard from cameron bancroft who were spotted with that role of sandpaper today. today it was david warner's turn, very emotional but still questions to be answered. he did not say if he was the sole architect of this ball tampering scandal or at any one else apart from bancroft and smith were involved. it is safe to say much at attention on david warner, given his high—profile standing in the game in australia in recent yea rs. standing in the game in australia in recent years. warner agreed to take
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questions at the press conference but then did not really give a great deal of detail in his answers to journalist. but then he has tweeted since then when he has tried to explain why he says he cannot say more at the moment. it is reported here in australia and elsewhere that the real villain in all of this was david warner, that he was responsible for hatching this conspiracy to tamper with the ball, and that is why he was given a pretty ha rd and that is why he was given a pretty hard time by reporters at the press c0 nfe re nce . pretty hard time by reporters at the press conference. they wanted to know if it was his idea and what did he have to say about that speculation. he did answer those questions during the press conference, —— did not answer. and on social media he said he cannot say much at the moment because there is an internal review and place dean carried out by cricket australia. with all these things we might not get the answers today or tomorrow, but these things always filter through overtime will i imagine the full story will come out, but we may
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have to make —— wait quite a long time to hear it. it is hard to imagine here in the ukjust how intense the spotlight is on these quys intense the spotlight is on these guys right now, and how saw the whole of australia is over this incident. give us a sense of how this is playing out in the headlines and in bars and barbecues and conversations? cricket is australia's national sport and certainly during the summer months it is the focus of the nation's attention. you speak to people and many of them will say that australia's cricketers represent the nation. there has been outrage from the highest office in the land, the prime minister malcolm turnbull said that he was" dismayed" at the cheating, but there is also a body of opinion here in australia that doesn't really think the punishment handed down to these three players really fit the crime. former players would argue that brought tampering in international cricket is so, and that these players have been treated
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unfairly. but i get the sense that most unfairly. but i get the sense that m ost fa ns unfairly. but i get the sense that most fans in the australia believe that water, bancroft and former skipper steve smith have brought great shame to the national sport and the band handed down by cricket australia are fair and appropriate. phil mercer, thank you forjoining us. here's helen with a look at this morning's weather. at the top of the hour when you said what was going on, you mentioned every weather system under the sun, we had snow, rain, wind, it is going to be cold, i don't believe you. we had snow, rain, wind, it is going to be cold, i don't believe youm is not unusual to have snow at easter. we had a miserable day, many parts of the country yesterday, it isa parts of the country yesterday, it is a slow improvement, less rain around today, but we are keeping watch sunday night into monday, a lot of people make the returning from their easter break and we could haves and disrupt its note in the
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north. the reason for today's rain is this area of low pressure which is this area of low pressure which is what we are watching their easter sunday and easter monday. as the today, we have a lot of whether happening first thing this morning, it is really wet on some of the roads. the cloud is low so it is shrouding the hills in fog, so it is generally murky out there. we have some snow in the hills of scotland and parts of northern england, the pennines in particular. it will be the western fringes of the united kingdom today where we see the best of the dry and bright weather, the scotla nd of the dry and bright weather, the scotland north of the great glen across parts of northern ireland and the western fringes of england and wales, we could see some brightness and sunshine. but it is cold to most of us. particularly in the north—east coast because of a breeze. generally the rainy at easing today but through tonight as well, so that is the improvements. it will be dampened rather than wet, but we may see the rest of that drizzle finally dry out over the rest of the day. 0ver
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drizzle finally dry out over the rest of the day. over the east is much colder site, widespread frost across much of scotland. tomorrow there are no weather fronts across there are no weather fronts across the uk tomorrow at it is a lull in the uk tomorrow at it is a lull in the weather. but marching into the south—west later on we do have a change. so if anything tomorrow, easter sunday looks like the dry a stay of these long weekend, there will be some wintry showers around, are some “— will be some wintry showers around, are some —— a lot of clout in eastern areas, at the same time early brightness across the south—west will fade with some rain marching in, and that is the concern as we had through tomorrow night, into easter monday. as this next system into easter monday. as this next syste m co m es into easter monday. as this next system comes in it hits the colder airwe system comes in it hits the colder air we have established across the northern and central parts of the country and we could see some snow over the hills to the midlands, the pennines, northwards up into scotla nd pennines, northwards up into scotland as well. further south it turns mild quite quickly, so we will have that contrast again which we often see at this time of year in spring, see the transition from a cold air in the north to the milder
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era in the south. but that is happening on easter monday, not great news. not one we are talking about 5— ten centimetres of snow across the pennines. if you are travelling and have plans easter monday, not that it is that pleasant travelling today, do stay abreast of the weather forecast, there are weather forecast warnings out there on the website. what a shame for the weekend. we'll be back with the news headlines in a few moments. now it's time for the film review with jane hill and mark kermode. hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases is mark kermode. so mark, what do we have this week? a very exciting week, we have ready player 0ne,
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steven spielberg adventure, stop motion from wes anderson in isle of dogs, not that one! and journeyman, a paddy considine drama that really packs a punch. steven spielberg, what did you make of it? well, i haven't read the book, i didn't much about it. —— didn't know. the setup is that real life in the future is squalid and people spend their time in second life as avatars in this great big computer game called the oasis where they can get possessions and accrue things. but if they get killed in the game they will lose everything. easter eggs in the game are hidden within it by its designer who is a benevolent figure who has now passed on. 0ur hero, his avatar, in the game, is looking for the keys that will give him the domain of the game. however, ben mendelsohn‘s slimy businessman is also trying to get those keys so you have the interplay between the avatar world, the unreal world,
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and the real world. it works surprisingly well. here's a clip. wade owen watts, born august 12, 2027. i know where you are, you were seen entering the trailer, three days ago and you haven't left since. what are you doing? with all going on in this world do you think anyone gives a damn about some explosion in some ghetto trash warren in columbus? don't do this, i'm running in there. not for long. pick up, pick up, alice! it looks expensive, i will say that much.
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it is a steven spielberg film! realworld, unrealworld, one of the things i liked about it is the interplay between the two worlds. the other thing is that the virtual world is packed with pop culture references from the 70s and 805, early on someone produces the spaceship from silent running. i was won over, then that is the delorean from the film back to the future. you think this could become just about spotting the references but it is a real popcorn sugar rush thrill ride. you can tell spielberg loves the avatar world he has created. and you get emotionally engaged with the characters. it would be easy for this to become just a technical exercise, when you spot the references and look at the visuals but you care about the story, the story makes sense and believe me if the story is set in a computer game and makes sense to me, it will make sense to anyone!
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i went in, with trepidation and i watched everything with a huge smile, i laughed, i was excited, swept along by the action. i loved the constant pop culture references, some i got, some i didn't, it didn't make a difference. i thought, it is a really great popcorn candyfloss film making by a master who understands how to do this and who obviously has created many of the pop culture references to which this film refers. self—referential but in a way that didn't distance me from it, i would not have anticipated that. you have totally sold at to me. great! i wouldn't have anticipated that. that is our easter viewing sorted! a shame because i was going to go home and say i want to see isle of dogs. i am a dog lover, very excited. you have to see both, you have to see both. i'm also a dog owner and a cat owner. it's stop motion from wes anderson set injapan in the future. all the dogs have been taken
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to nagasaki city and sent to this trash island on the pretext of protecting humans from an outbreak of dog flu. all these dogs are dumped on this island and a young boy separated from his dog which has been sent to the island flies there to try to find him. when he gets there he finds a pack, they describe themselves as scary indestructible alpha dogs, their battle cry is let's have a vote. they help him find his lost dog. you can read this as a parable about outsiders and closed borders, or a story about leadership and pack action. you can see it as a lovely film about a boy and a lost dog. there is... is it fun, serious? both those things. really good fun, often very funny and because it is wes anderson, quirky and offbeat. some things in it are quite grisly. there's a sort of live sushi sequence, our young hero gets a propeller prop stuck in his head at one point and one dog is told to stop licking his wounds,
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literally, and you even get an organ transplant, so it's not entirely cute and cuddly. it is scratchy. notjust the dogs, it's the animation. it has this lovely tactile quality and a very good voice cast, bryan cra nston, scarlett joha nsson. the visuals are breathtaking. as i watched i thought, i must see this again because you miss so much on a first viewing. every time you look at a frame it is full of delights, you want to watch it again. some things about it are beautiful, some are harsh, you have to see both of them. you have to see that and ready player 0ne. i'm so excited about paddy considine. i feel physically winded from watching that film but in a good way. i only saw it a few hours ago and i am still reeling. this is journeyman, starring paddy considine, he has a title to defend and he's
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also a husband and father. in a boxing match he is punched heavily and severely injured. he has a life—changing injury and suddenly finds himself having to rebuild his character because the injury has changed who he is and what he knows and what he does. and also what he can remember about his life. this is a clip. that'sjackie. he's in your corner. who's that. that is ritchie, your trainer. and my dad? yes, you know him. that's matt. matt. that's me. yeah. my friends? yes. who are they?
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that is a good question. that is one of the most poignant parts, because those friends... they don't know how to deal with it. what i love about this is, paddy considine is a personal film maker making films that come from the heart. the title isjourneyman which means one thing that it is the story of a man going on a journey. i thinkjodie whittaker, who plays his wife, is brilliant. you feel her presence even when she isn't there. the narrative is straightforward but you believe every minute of it, he's struggling to remember something. you can see him struggling, what he is doing through his physicalisation he is externalising something which is interior which is very hard to do, there's one scene when he's on the phone tojodie whittaker. his wife. i was in pieces. in floods of tears.
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i am so glad you liked it. i thought it was terrific. you completely believe in the characters. i don't know anything about boxing. i have never been to a boxing match. i couldn't watch one, i can't watch something where you think somebody might get hurt and by definition this is what happens. although is evident that paddy considine has great affection for boxing. i think it's really interesting. three really interesting films, go and see any or all of them, it will be a packed weekend. i'm going to be busy. what is the best of the bunch. have you seen this film by lynne ramsey? promise me that you will see it. let me sell it to you like this. it is tough, joaquin phoenix plays a hit man character going to get a lost teenager and it has violence and brutality but it is done poetically. done in a way which is moving,
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often funny and touching. and very poetic. not the film it sounds like when you describe the plot, i promise. in the same way thatjourneyman is not a story about boxing, it's not really about boxing. you will love it. dvd of the week? ingrid goes west, this young woman who can't distinguish between social media and reality. it reminds me of the brilliant film the king of comedy. it is kind of like a stalker story, on the one hand dark and sinister, on the other hand comic and it walks that tightrope very well. didn't get a big audience in cinemas but deserves one on dvd, i thought it was terrific. thumbs up across the board. so much great stuff to watch. i'd be really interested to know what you think of ready player 0ne and the isle of dogs.
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i will see them both. thank you mark. just a reminder, you can find all the film reviews from across the bbc online. this is the address. all our previous programmes are on the bbc iplayer of course. particularly, this easter long weekend, enjoy your cinemagoing because there are some real treats to watch. a busy weekend ahead. bye— bye. hello, this is breakfast with naga munchetty and jon kay. good morning, here's a summary of today's main stories from bbc news. the australian cricketer david warner has spoken publicly for the first time about his role in the ball—tampering scandal, saying he takes "full responsibility" for his actions. in a tearful news conference, david warner said he would regret his involvement for as long as he lived. he's been banned from international and domestic cricket for a year. in the back of my mind i suppose
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there was a tiny ray of hope... that they may one day be given the privilege of playing for my country again. —— that i made. but i am resigned to the fact that that may never happen. two british men believed to have been members of the islamic state cell known as "the beatles", have complained they can't have a fair trial because the uk government has stripped them of their citizenship. alexanda kotey and el shafee elsheikh whose group are thought to have murdered more than 20 hostages, spoke to reporters in northern syria after being detained by kurdish fighters in january. they described the execution of hostages as "regrettable". more than 100 flights from stansted airport were cancelled last night after a shuttle bus caught fire outside the terminal building. a normal service has resumed this morning but some passengers are unsure when they may be able to fly.
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there was people everywhere, you couldn't move. you couldn't even get into the airport. it was just people everywhere, stuck or moving or mindlessly running in various directions. when trying to get to book a new flight, but there are no flights, not on saturday nor on sunday, or on monday even. so we don't know what to do. the russian embassy in london has complained that border force and customs officers searched a passengerflight from moscow at heathrow airport. the embassy claimed the officials refused to give a written explanation for their actions on board the aeroflot plane, and called the search a "blatant provocation". there hasn't been a response from the british government as yet on this story. arnold schwarzenegger is recovering in hospital after undergoing emergency heart surgery in los angeles. a spokesman for the actor, who's 70, said the operation had been a success, and he is awake and joking. a terminally—ill man had his dying wish granted
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when his dog was allowed to make a final visit to his hospital bedside hours before he passed away. this is the moment border collie, shep, was allowed to visit peter robson. infection control regulations mean animals are only allowed into hospitals under exceptional circumstances. mr robson's family paid tribute to staff at ninewells hospital in dundee for "making a dying man very happy". lovely pictures. it is time to talk tojohn lovely pictures. it is time to talk to john about sport. we have spoken a lot about the cricket, and that is not a story thatis cricket, and that is not a story that is going to go away, but there isa that is going to go away, but there is a big bout tonight, joseph parka against anthonyjoshua. it is like looking into a mirror, you and me. have a look at what anthonyjoshua
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has the breakfast. this is his standard breakfast. five eggs, two slices of toast, porridge with bananas, a bowl of fruit, a croissant, a muffin and the yoghurts. how many eggs as the have on that plate. 12. you're not going to eat all of those in one go by you? i have hot cross buns and eggs. 5500 calories. that is the kind of work that goes into that. he is lighter than he has been in his previous four fights. the pair put their titles on the line in cardiff in front of a sell—out crowd at the principality stadium. alex gulrajani reports. 17 stone, £4, two ounces,
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champion versus champion. the best against the best. 0ne champion versus champion. the best against the best. one of the rarest sights in heavyweight boxing. anthonyjoshua, the london 2012 0lympic gold—medallist, the face of british boxing, and holder of two heavyweight world title bouts, against the unheralded joseph parka, the wbo champion from new zealand looking to cause an upset. the wbo champion from new zealand looking to cause an upsetlj the wbo champion from new zealand looking to cause an upset. i am loving the whole journey, the camp i had in vegas, being here, meeting people, getting our training down, staying healthy. it is all part of the journey, i am trying to treat it as just another fight, just another fight with a ring that happens to be in front of 80,000 people that i am excited to be fighting in front of. i spoke to my coat and that i want to improve myself and prove i am better than my last title shot. i'm not scared at all. —— my coach. you can't strip away, let's say you strip away everything people say
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about my opponents, and my current opponent, when i look at the person in general, i have no fear. this is where it all goes down later tonight, a full house expected at the principality stadium here in cardiff, to witness a piece of reddish boxy history. the first —— british boxing history. the first time to reigning world champions have met on these shores. we have a massive fight here, two young hungry, dangerous fearless world champions, so it is a historic event,. you have a group of new zealanders and a group of brits. both guys love to win, countries love to win. it is more about the competition and the will to win come at the desperation to win. we are all desperate to win on saturday night. two ute heavyweights of the sport eyeing up a place in history. we can expect them out in the ring
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around 1030 tonight. after an excellent start england's bowlers have been frustrated by new zealand's batsman on day two of the second test in christchurch. jonny bairstow reached his fifth test century at the start of day two. england all out for 307. he was the last man out for 101. but he was soon straight back into the action taking a catch off stuart broad to dismiss tom latham without new zealand getting off the mark. they were 36/5 but england's bowlers weren't been able capitalise on that start as the host finished the day on 192/6. former england captain ray wilkins is in hospital after falling ill. wilkins, seen here scoring for manchester united in the 1983 fa cup final, is reported to be in a critical condition after having a cardiac arrest. two wins are all that's needed for manchester city to wrap up the premier league title, and they can get the first of those later against everton, which means they could win it
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against manchester united next weekend. and they have the champions league quarterfinals to come against liverpool on wednesday. i prefer everton, it is the most important game you have to play. my decision is to win everton, not thinking about the guys who are going to play, that would be a big mistake from my site. more silverware up for grabs. european club rugby's top competition is at the quarter final stage, with welsh side scarlets into the last four, following the first of this weekend's matches, beating la rochelle last night. the french side pushed scarlets all the way but scott williams‘ late try sealed a 29—17 win in front of a record crowd in llanelli. the pro14 champions will play away at leinster or sarances in the semi—finals. ——saracens. in domestic action, premiership leaders exeter sealed the anglo—welsh cup with a 28—11win over bath at kingsholm. jack innard's opening try set exeter on their way. it's the second time in five seasons
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they've won this comeptition. britain's charley hull and jodi ewart shadoff are still in contention at the first women's golf major of the year — the ana inspiration. they both had good second rounds to sitjoint fourth in california after the second day's play, five shots off the leaders. hull was runner—up at this tournament in 2016. and finally, take a look at this extraordinary winner for non—league macclesfield. they were drawing 2—2 with woking until the last minute of injury time, striker tyrone marsh thought he'd scored the winner only for the ball to get stuck in the mud while he was celebrating! luckily his team—mate danny whitehead managed to poke it in to secure the victory, and save him some embarrassment! he is still celebrating down the other end. you see that in the 19605 and 705, perha p5 other end. you see that in the 19605 and 705, perhaps not in the current day. pretty wet their biology is. and 705, perhaps not in the current day. pretty wet their biology islj wonder if that picture was then ——
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the pitch was deemed viable. wonder if that picture was then —— the pitch was deemed viablem wonder if that picture was then —— the pitch was deemed viable. it was ju5t the pitch was deemed viable. it was just the goalmouth, it was pretty bad. it's not like it's not important part of the pitch, is it? the keeper would have been happy. we will see again later. let's hear more now on one of our main stories, the chaos for travellers at stan5ted airport after a fire caused all departing flights to be cancelled. simon calder is the travel editor for the independent and joins us now from our london newsroom. what more can you tell us about thi5? what more can you tell us about this? it was extremely unfortunate to close to 20,000 pa55enger5 this? it was extremely unfortunate to close to 20,000 passengers who we re to close to 20,000 passengers who were trying, many of them, to get away on an easter weekend break or indeed get back from the mediterranean or a city break. effectively at about 4pm yesterday, there was a shuttle bus parked outside the terminal at stansted, it normally takes people to and from the car park. there was an
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electrical fault on the bus, and a5 a result of that it spontaneously combusted. very scary picture5 a result of that it spontaneously combusted. very scary pictures on social media of the flames and the black smoke that was coming from displays. that infiltrated the terminal, and you have got up to thousands of people in the check—in area. the best way the airport decided to keep those people 5afe wa5 decided to keep those people 5afe was to move them outside, through the security checks, but without being screened. a5 the security checks, but without being screened. as you know airport5 are divided into land5ide and air 5ide, are divided into land5ide and air side, they were effectively making the sterile area side, they were effectively making the 5terile area non— side, they were effectively making the sterile area non— 5terile. after that everybody who was waiting for theirflight5, even that everybody who was waiting for their flight5, even at the most distant gate5 15 minutes away had to be brought back through into the land5ide area and re5creened. thi5 whole process and you had to then check that the departure area was clear of passengers took so long that by about 8pm the airport and
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the airlines ju5t that by about 8pm the airport and the airline5ju5t 5aid that by about 8pm the airport and the airlines just said right, we will write off the entire afternoon and evening programme, around 90 flights were cancelled in and out of sta nsted, and flights were cancelled in and out of stansted, and in addition about a dozen which were diverted to airport5 5uch dozen which were diverted to airport5 such as east midlands and birmingham a5 airport5 such as east midlands and birmingham asa airport5 such as east midlands and birmingham a5 a result of that. clo5e birmingham a5 a result of that. close to 20,000 people waking up this morning not when they want to be. you mentioned the sterile and non— 5terile area, what is the relationship in terms of security, who needs to be where, when something like this happens? this is an unprecedented 5et something like this happens? this is an unprecedented set of circum5tance5. an unprecedented set of circumstances. it was inevitable that as soon as that decision was taken with the very best of motive5, you have one person who hasn't been screened in the sterile air side area, everybody has to come out, eve ryo ne area, everybody has to come out, everyone has to go through the check again. they thought that they would be able to do that and start fights again, it soon became clear that the
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queues were so long again, it soon became clear that the queue5 were so long and staff were queues were so long and staff were out of position, that they feared that if they didn't abandon all flying then this morning's flying programme and the rest of the weekend could be affected. so far today the lucky people who were booked travel this morning rather than last night they are all getting away on time. the first flight out on easyjet, commerce cook airlines and ryanairall on easyjet, commerce cook airlines and ryanair all left on time, and there are thousands of people in the airport flying. —— thomas cook. but those are almost exclusively people who were booked on those flights, rather than the thousands who were scrabbling around to try and get seats to their destination. so there will be lots of passengers who wa nted will be lots of passengers who wanted to travel last night but who can't, get planes booked this morning, what is the next course, peter passengers talk to and what is the airlines duty in terms of making sure passengers get on flights?m very clear what the rules are. as soon as the plane is cancelled, the
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airline is responsible for the first of all finding accommodation for the passengers, providing transport, supplying meals, until they get to their destination and effectively they have to rebook them on either their own flights or a rival airline. it is much easier said than done, and! airline. it is much easier said than done, and i have heard many stories of people just abandoning —— abandoned, they say, at the airport. hopefully everybody found somewhere to stay, they simply now have two train find out when the next flight is. but with flights 100% or 95% of all this weekend, there is very little space, so thousands of people will abandon their holiday and they will abandon their holiday and they will get there at our back, but that's about it. we will talk to the cheap —— chief operating officer at sta nsted cheap —— chief operating officer at stansted airport at about eight o'clock, so we will put some questions to him about that. the other thing to talk to you about,
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the search of a plane at heathrow, no word as yet from the richest government as to what happened, but some consternation for russia as to what happened on that aeroflot plane. can you shed any light? from what i know, this was a standard scheduled flight, a aeroflot flight, it touched down on time at heathrow airport at 3:40pm yesterday, it was due to turn around but it ended up leaving 72 minutes late, and if you look out what the russian embassy is saying, they say this was a com pletely saying, they say this was a completely unwarranted search of the aircraft by the uk border force, it was not clear what they were looking for, the embassy says that eventually someone got their from the embassy come which was quite a stretch, it is a good half—hour journey will even with no traffic, and long discussions ensued and it was eventually agreed that the
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captain could take part in the search. nothing as far as i know was found, and eventually the flight left a n found, and eventually the flight left an hour late. the russians are very upset about this, however it is fairly standard that aircraft from around the world will be searched. i have been on planes coming in from colombia and south africa where people have been held up by the uk —— while the uk border force does their stuff. and the russians say it is another example of the provocation that the uk is a plane to them. simon, thank you. if you are not flying anywhere abroad for the easter weekend, let's see what the easter weekend, let's see what the weather will be like at home. good morning, helen. good morning. hello. it was not the best day for the start of the long weekend yesterday. still some rain to come through the course of today, just a bit of snow over the hills. the main is no concern is sunday
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night into easter monday. there will be some sunshine but it will be below par temperature wise for this time of year. it is not unusual to see snow at easter, it must be said. the unsettled weather is caused by this low pressure system which is slowly losing intensity. this is the other one that comes in bringing the more widespread risk of snow through to my night. we have had this they risk in eastern scotland and the rain across the south through the night. it will still be quite wet. heavy rain over the hills in particular. snow for the peak district and across the scottish hills. it is gradually starting to ease, the rain, as we go through the day. so it shouldn't be this wet this afternoon as it was yesterday afternoon, but still quite dampened some places. we keep the best of the sunshine across the north—western fringes. just the odd shower here, most of the rain further east. 0nly 5- most of the rain further east. 0nly 5— seven degrees and a chilly breeze here, hence the fact that temperatures are below average.
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through the night the rain eases, and as it goes, the skies clear in many northern and western areas. much colder tonight with mr fog around. a hard and widespread frost for parts of scotland and northern ireland. 0bviously with the clouds are the rest the temperatures are holding up. no weatherfronts are the rest the temperatures are holding up. no weather fronts across the country, so to speak, tomorrow. a quieter day ahead of the onset of this makes low pressure system coming in. so tomorrow looks like the driest and brightest day of this extended weekend. it will not be driver everybody, still some patchy drizzle from that remnant weather front across eastern england. —— dry for everybody. this does come in through the second half of the afternoon to bring wetter weather to devon, cornwall, the channel islands and parts of west wales. a5 devon, cornwall, the channel islands and parts of west wales. as it moves north through the night into easter monday, it comes in and romps into that cold air and we could have a problem with snow piling up across the peaks problem with snow piling up across the pea ks district, problem with snow piling up across the peaks district, the pennines,
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and eventually into scotland. a5 the peaks district, the pennines, and eventually into scotland. as you can appreciate, even if you are travelling, even it is raining in the south later on, it will be a rather downfield. even if it brightens up there will still be showers around. for central and northern parts of the country, it looks pretty bleak. we could see snow piling up, particularly across the high roots of the pennines and the high roots of the pennines and the midlands, northern ireland and scotland. —— high routes. there are warnings about, and you can check our website. we'll be back with the headlines in few moments. now, though, it's time for click. it is the week the world got a wake—up call. the row over facebook and the misuse of data...
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a data breach, yes, associated with the trump campaign has been suspended... we willingly let facebook, google and other companies access our personal data, and in return they give us personalised services, for free. personal information is valuable to people but for a long time now we have wondered just how valuable? but ever since these companies started amassing our data, the clock has been ticking. in 2008 we showed you how you and your friends' facebook data could be accessed by a rogue facebook application, without consent. in 2011, a researcher warned that if computers could analyse enough facebook data from enough people will, they could spot connections between the way you act online and your personality traits, the type of person you are. what is really changing about those
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algorithms is that they can take your music preferences or your book preferences and extract from this seemingly innocent information very accurate predictions about your religiosity, leadership potential, political views, personality and so on. by having hundreds and hundreds of thousands and take this survey we were able to form a model to predict the personality of every single adult in the united states of america... by 2016 alexander nix was explaining how cambridge analytica could use this kind of research to find people of different personality types and target them with specific messages that might influence their behaviour. if you know the personality of the people you're targeting, you can nuance your messaging to resonate more effectively with those key audience groups, because it's personality that drives
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behaviour, and behaviour that obviously influences how you vote. soon afterwards, these techniques were used by two political campaigns that would rock the world. yes, your likes and dislikes, your comments and posts, your personal data, they are valuable. but it is what they say about you as a person, that's where the real power lies. no—one knows exactly how much these techniques actually contributed to the results of the votes. one of the first researchers to ask the question was paul to he, who worked on an article at the end of 2016 which investigated what was happening, and this week he was here in london to give evidence to mp5 about the latest revelations. sitting alongside him in the commons select committee was cambridge analytica whistle—blower christopher wiley. and straight after the session
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paul sat down with me. this isn'tjust about facebook and notjust about heybridge analytical, is it? —— cambridge analytica. this data collection and analysis has been going on for a long time and has been done by lots of people? right, so, in two ways it is not just about those companies. facebook enables a lot more companies than just cambridge analytica to suck out data in similar ways. that's the first thing. and then facebook is just one player in a big ecosystem of online advertising, online profiling. some of the companies you have heard of but some of them you just have no relationship with. even if you fully understand the terms and conditions that you're agreeing to about what data you're sharing, i don't think anyone really understood what could be inferred from the data, so not the list of your friends, not your likes and dislikes, but the things that you've never talked about that now they can tell from your digital footprint?
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yeah, it is really hard to understand the inference power of this data, what can be did used from it, that's true, how people make decisions higher they think about the issue before making a decision or not. another way to say this is that they were trying to find gullible people. if you are able to do that you can just make them, you know, buy into anything and any content. it is easy to believe that facebook managed to swing the us election, managed to swing brexit, it was only people on facebook paul says that even though facebook and google have recently allowed us to download everything that they have on us, it's not really everything. facebook can collect data of people who don't have facebook? yeah, it's called shadow profiles. so, that practice for instance has been forbidden in belgian, where i am from.
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even people who do have an account are being tracked over the web, that same information is collected about them — why can't they see it, why can't they see all the web pages that facebook knows they have visited before? making a transparent would have a very dramatic effect i think in making people aware of how much traffic goes on. do you think that uk or eu regulation is strong enough when it comes to protecting our data? that's part of what i wanted to say in the committee. we have very strong regulation is around personal data that are going to get stronger, but it is completely useless and actually worse than not having it, if we are not doing to enforce it. it needs to be enforced, that's the critical point where things are failing. why are they not being enforced? because the regulator currently see their role as balancing commercial interests with democratic interests regarding personal data. and that balancing they have done so far was simply wrong, too much on the side of commercial interests and not enough on the counterbalances if you want. facebook‘s reputation and its wealth
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has taken a massive hit in the last couple of weeks, with $80 billion being wiped off its value. so, and the recently announced new privacy tools help to restore confidence? is this the end for facebook? facebook can still adapt their ways, they can still change, they will have to anyway because of the regulation that's coming into force. it is an opportunity to reinvent themselves. it is notjust facebook and cambridge analytica which have been raising big questions about the future of tech. as you will probably know, an goober self driving test car hit and killed a pedestrian, a 49—year—old in arizona on the 19th of march. uber subsequently announced that it would indefinitely discontinue all of its other tests, but the accident leaves big
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questions about how the self driving sector is to proceed. dave lee has made the boss of one of the other big self driving front runners to find out what this might mean a trailer i would like to introduce to you all the world's first premium electric fully self driving car... you're looking at a fully electric, now self driving vehicle. the sensors are engineered by waymo but the car is every inch a jaguar. waymo and jaguar land rover are going to work together to get 20,000 of these cars on the roads within the next two years. their eventual aim is1 million self driving trips every single day. so by the end of this year we will have this driverless transportation service up and running in phoenix. folks will be able to use a waymo app to get from one point to another. and their won't be a safety driver?
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that's correct. how willing will people be to jump in a car without a driver behind the wheel? if our experience in phoenix over is any indication, a lot of people, more than we would be able to handle, quite frankly! oh, this is weird! what waymo is hoping to do with self driving is coming years before most would have predicted. the company has been running tests with a select few customers, and says it is having a profound effect on their lives. but the self driving industry suffered a major, tragic setback when uber‘s self driving car struck 49—year—old elena hertzberg as she crossed the road with her bicycle. there are lots of questions being looked at by investigators, namely, why didn't the carrbridge should have been able to see in the dark, stop? but even if republicans worried, it's clear that waymo, which has been working
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on the technology longer than uber, is still confident. it is very bold of you to do this launch so soon after a fatal crash in this sector — did that cross your mind at all when setting up? not really. our focus has always been on safety, it's how we founded this project nine years ago and during that time we have driven over 5 million miles autonomously, on public roads in the us, testing in 25 different cities. we've exercised that software in over 5 billion miles of simulation. at any given time we've got 25,000 cars driving around in simulation, making that software even stronger and better. but are you worried about the perception in the wake of what happened to uber, i appreciate it is not the same company but the perception of self
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driving took a real hit when that happened ? you know, we will have to see. i think ourjob isjust to get out there and be as transparent as we can with our technology. last fall we published a safety report which meant to explain to the world how it is we think through all aspects of safety. again, it is our founding, foundational concepts, to provide a very safe car for people. so, we will see. that's it for the shortcut of click this week. the full version is up on iplayer to watch whenever you fancy, including right now. you can also find us on facebook and twitter. thank you for watching. we will see you soon. hello this is breakfast, with naga munchetty and jon kay.
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