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this is bbc news. the headlines at 1pm. social media companies are threatened with new laws by the health secretary if they don't do more to protect children online. extra powers may be given to police and mi5, to intervene earlier to stop terror attacks. verne troyer, who is best known for playing mini—me in the austin powers films, has died at the age of 49. also: sir mo farah finishes third in the men's london marathon. commentator: mo farah collected british record as he crosses the finish line. sir mo's time of two hours, six minutes and 21 seconds is a british record, kenya's eliud kipchoge came first, in an event was started by the queen. a record 41,000 runners are thought to be taking part
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in the 26—mile race. it's going to be a massive personal base. vivian cheruiyot wins the london marathon... kenya's vivian cheruiyot won the women's elite race, to become the fourth fastest woman in history. i'm not sure they can catch him and david weir will win once again in london. britain's david weir won the men's elite wheelchair race, for the eighth time. and australia's madison de rozario won the women's. and... the travel show is on board the worlds largest cruise ship. that's in half an hour here on bbc news. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news.
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the health secretary, jeremy hunt, is threatening social media companies with new legislation unless they voluntarily come forward with safeguards to protect children's mental health. he's written to platforms such as facebook and google accusing them of "turning a blind eye" to the problems arising from social media use. 0ur political correspondent eleanor garnier reports. six months ago, the health secretary, jeremy hunt, challenged social media firms like facebook, snapchat and twitter to work with the government to improve the mental health and well—being of young people. he wants action to cut underage use, encourage healthy amounts of screen time and moves to reduce cyber bullying. but writing in the sunday times, mr hunt says the overall response from the social media companies has so far been extremely limited. he wants action to cut underage use, encourage healthy amounts now he's warned against action and
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says the government may intervene. and mr hunt says the chief medical officer will investigate the impact of technology on mental health in young people, with the possibility of recommending healthy screen—time limits. google uk have responded to the letter from the health secretary. katie 0'donovan, public policy manager at google uk said... in the last hour, facebook in the uk has also responded. in a statement, the social
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media site said... with me is debbie arnold and ambassador at the national bullying helpline. thanks forjoining us. pleasure. how worried are you about the way young children use social media? it is everywhere, there no privacy any more, kids are doing everything. i have eight three—year—old grandson who knows more about seasonal media idea. ——i who knows more about seasonal media idea. —— i have a seat grandson. it up to the government but guidelines down. it's like having a fantastic lamborghini and given the keys to a ten—year—old.
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what are the downsides? there are upsides to the internet and social media, but what are the downsides with children and young people? no privacy. anyone can pretend to be anyone else and that's the problem. how do we stop that quiz night it's about knowledge and education, and also about making an electronic crime law to stop these things from happening. if something is against the law, it can deter people from doing it. if it's against the law to have a fake profile, to protect children. there should be guidelines it's all very well does a google and facebook to do something but we as a country have to do something. has all of this bin to unregulated for too long? yes, i do. ithink all of this bin to unregulated for too long? yes, i do. i think the government are passing the buck to say, you do something about it. but that our country, we should do something. if electronic crime law, if you're murdering someone, it is
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against the law, there should be certain things that are in our e—crime law, but lots of little laws but no big ones. if we have a proper e—crime law, that could help. but no big ones. if we have a proper e-crime law, that could help. is there a connection, do you think, between the use of social media and the overuse of social media by gang people and mental health problems? guess because nobody goes out any more. “— guess because nobody goes out any more. —— by junk guess because nobody goes out any more. —— byjunk people. i will young people. iwill young people. i i will young people. i was on holiday with my children, all on our friends, me included. what has happened to conversation? when people go into real—life relationships, possibly from kids today, they might find that hard because nothing is perfect. but on the internet everything is perfect, everything is photo shop. you can look as amazing as you like, be somebody else. it's like living in a surreal world. it's somebody else. it's like living in a surrealworld. it's hard somebody else. it's like living in a surreal world. it's hard to reverse that, the genie back into the bottle ? that, the genie back into the bottle? on one hand you scrub it on the other hand, if there are certain
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laws, they will be a deterrent —— on the one hand, yes. if you bully someone, the one hand, yes. if you bully someone, there should be a punishment. if the police are called oi’ punishment. if the police are called or you go to school words kids are being cyber bullied, the police said they get their how to deal with it. people don't know how to deal with these things, and up an anti—bullying helpline we are getting thousands of hits a day and 50% is about cyber bullying. isn't that awful? good to talk to you, thank you for coming in. thank you. the government is to increase the powers available to police and the security services to try and stop terror attacks at an early stage of planning. a document leaked to the sunday times suggests counter terrorism officers will target up to 20,000 lower priority suspects. our home affairs correspondent tom symonds reports. the murderers behind last year's atrocities in britain. men who planned to kill innocent people. yet only three were on mi5‘s radar
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in any way before striking, and only one of those was being actively investigated. better intelligence, at an earlier stage, might have stopped some of this happening. today's leaked report suggests counter—terrorism investigators could more widely share information on up to 20,000 lower priority suspects with various authorities, in the hope of receiving earlier intelligence of risky behaviour, such as planning an attack. the government has already promised more staff for security agencies like mi5 — crucial if they are to target a greater number of suspects. and new powers have been promised — again, these are expected to focus on allowing police to move in at an earlier stage when attack planning is less well advanced. already announced are higher sentences for viewing terrorism content online, or publishing information about the police or the military for use in targeting attacks.
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the home office would not comment on these leaked reports, but said the coming strategy would be a comprehensive response to the evolving threat from domestic and international terrorism. tom symonds, bbc news. labour leaderjeremy corbyn has condemned the government's handling of the windrush scandal, where some people who came to the uk from the commonwealth decades ago have been threatened with deportation or refused jobs or health care. speaking at the welsh labour conference mr corbyn accused the government of evading its responsibility. we can now speak to our wales political editor nick servini. tell us a bit more about whatjeremy corbyn had to say. he arrived here for a highly charged welsh labour conference still reeling from the news yesterday, frankly, that the first minister of new going
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micro—wales, carwynjones, announced he will step down. he announced a timetable where that would happen in the autumn. with the new leader in place when it came to december. when he took to the stage, predictably, thatis he took to the stage, predictably, that is what dominated in terms of the content of his speech. it is fairto the content of his speech. it is fair to say the two leaders, labour leaders, have not been particularly close but their relationship has been reasonably good as well. he talked about the determination of ca rwyn talked about the determination of carwyn jones to stand talked about the determination of carwynjones to stand up for wales, him being a tireless campaigner, and there were some light—hearted moments as well, talking about how you are not done yet, mate. in other words, reference to the fact he believes he has a lot to offer the party even after he stands down as first minister. he talked about how he had an urgent message to call the first minister yesterday while
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jeremy corbyn was middle of the meeting with a prime minister of new zealand. there was a tribute to carl sargeant, the former minister who is thought to have taken his own life in december a matter of days after ca rwyn in december a matter of days after carwyn jones sacked in december a matter of days after carwynjones sacked him from the welsh government cabinet. what we've seen from the welsh labour party this fractious, divisive, emotional debate about what happened and the way the due process was followed in all of that —— whether the process was followed. jeremy corbyn comes to a conference like this, he has two dance around a potential minefield which i think he largely did in terms of what he said. that was the context, as he spoke about the earlier, he had a number of things to say about the windrush generation and really was trying to up the anti in terms of pressure on the government. he spoke about the government. he spoke about the
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government setting deliberately unreachable bar on its hostile environment on its immigration policies very much pushing towards the personal attack on the way the parameter theresa may handled this when she was home secretary and when i caught when she was home secretary and when icaught up when she was home secretary and when i caught up with him in the past hour, i asked jeremy corbyn whether he felt there should be resignations within the ranks of the government. the borders agency took the decision to destroy the landing cards in 2009 and that was done by theresa may when she was home secretary in 2010. i think she not only needs to apologise for this but also to take the necessary measures are legislative if necessary, to guarantee the right of permanent residence of the entire windrush generation. should there be resignations? theresa may cannot
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make sure that amber rudd carries out this decision, then i think she should let somebody else do it. a lot has been said about what has happened to the windrush generation since the story developed in the past few weeks but i think a very deliberate and specific attempt as you saw from jeremy corbyn, to up the anti—and up the pressure on the uk government. —— up the ante. the anti—and up the pressure on the uk government. -- up the ante. thank you. now, to the marathon... sir mo farah has finished the london marathon in third place. breaking the british record for the race. it's the olympic champion‘s first marathon since retiring from track running, and despite battling the temperature in one of the hottest marathon‘s ever, he wasn't able to beat off the challenge from the kenyan eluid kipchoge. earlier in the day, david weir won his eighth london marathon title in the wheelchair race.
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klaxon. the queen gave the record breaking 41,000 runners a royal send off pressing the starter button from windsor castle. and then off they went. 0ur correspondent kate grey is at the finish line on the mall for us now. we've just been hearing that not surprisingly, this was the hottest, officially the warmest marathon with temperatures of 23.2 degrees celsius. that's according to the met office. an extraordinarily difficult, not necessarily for elite runners but all the others, we can see behind you? that's right, they are flooding in behind me. we can confirm it's about 23 degrees here but i think most of the heat is coming off the ground, off the roads, says they finished here it's absolutely sweltering. i'm pleased to say i'm joined by some guests who
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featured quite well last year, with david and matthew. people may not remember you but i'm hoping they will because david, last year you we re will because david, last year you were helped across lined by matthew. this year you made it through in good fashion. how are you doing? great. it's been an amazing day, and great fun out there but hard work, i can tell you that. was it anything like last year when it came to do the deed and were you expecting something similar? i wasn't expecting anything similar but the conditions really would have caused havoc for people. i felt i went out and did the first of quite easy and tried to press on but it wasn't that kind of day for pressing. the crowd, it's really get into the crowds as much as i could, and then knuckle down for the tough bit. matthew, did you have to keep your eye on him this time, make sure he's well hydrated? no, within training and he's in such good shape. i knew even
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with the heat he is a sensible guy and will run well. it's amazing out there, incredible, so much fun. it's so there, incredible, so much fun. it's so tough that the crowds kept going. when i came across the line, i turned round and david was there. the first person i got the hard that it was really nice. was the plan to stay together? no, it was natural and he stuck on me. throughout the course. that's amazing, over 26 miles, you manage to stay together. you must be in tune with each other i guess. how. i guess. much you must be in tune with each other i guess. much did the heat affect? it is the hottest london marathon to date. it's been tough. the course is great, the crowds are great, the amount of people i got to chat with and shake hands and stuff around the course, they are such bullying guys and —— such brilliant guys and girls. but the heat was unbearable really.
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last year, you are the average marathon runner and then with the spirit of london award, its amazing people really did like to see that human power taking over? giving back to each other? it's been an incredible year, it an honour to get the spirit of london award and run this year. congratulations, leavy to cool down. amazing work. there is a mixture of people finishing in good form but there are a few suffering as well. it is no surprise, lots of support from the volunteers it is no surprise, lots of to make sure they all make it back safely. it has many busy day in london and the first person to cross the finish line was great britain's david weir who won the elite men's wheelchair race, it was a sprint finish to the end. he was up against competitors but it was david weir that was successful. then it was the women's race, it was surprising in
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that event because it was vivian cheruiyot from kenya. she's the 0lympic cheruiyot from kenya. she's the olympic champion. not the case wishlist on the road, but she paced brilliantly and actually won the race, with her team—mate bridget finishing just behind her. lots of people would say the highlight of today was the men's elite race, we got to see mo farah competing. this is the second time he was doing his marathon, trying to beat the british record and he did it. finishing in third position behind kenya's eliud kipchoge. a brilliant performance by mo farah, he pasted well and when i caught up with them here's what he said. i'm pleased with that. today was a big, big marathon as you know, london marathon doesn't just have local guys it has everyone in it. eliud kipchoge, myself, daniel, say
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many guys, and to come away with said i'm pleased. it would be nice to have even paste this but i had no choice, the guys against my record pace whether you let them go or close the gap at the end. i knew that wouldn't work but you go with them and hang in there, that's what idid them and hang in there, that's what i did today. the kept your game plan, did everything you could do to finish where you did?|j plan, did everything you could do to finish where you did? i did my best. it will be nice to run a little bit quicker that at the same time for that kind of pace when you set off at that pace, it's really hard to runa at that pace, it's really hard to run a lot quicker. a brilliant result for mo farah in his second marathon gillie michael as an excitable crowd, and will try to keep the up—to—date with them as the afternoon goes on. thank you so much. just to repeat that of the met office has said that this has been
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the hottest marathon, the hottest london marathon, officially, reaching temperatures of 2320 celsius. so pretty warm out there. -- 20 3.2 celsius. so pretty warm out there. —— 20 3.2 celsius. let's get the sport. arsene wenger will take charge of arsenal against west ham today it is his first match since announcing his departure arsenal manager at the end of the season after 22 years in charge, his penultimate league match at home. elsewhere stoke face burnley knowing a win is vital to keep their survival hopes alive, while a win for swansea at home to manchester city will relegate west brom. soa so a busy day of football. chelsea are looking to make it back to back fa cup finals if they can beat southampton in the fa cup semifinal.
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mourinho's current club manchester united secured their place in this season's show piece with a 2—1win over tottenham. chelsea are looking to beat southampton who are also looking to preserve their semi—league status. —— premier league status. we came to win the game against southampton, we came to play an important final for the second time around. and we have to try to do our best and try to finish in the best possible way in this season, but for many reasons we have struggled. rangers are looking to leapfrog aberdeen and move into second place. the scorer ‘s currently goalless at half—time in this one. the first 45 minutes of very few chances for both
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sides. chelsea ladies and manchester city women are bidding to become the first english sides to reach the champions league final. the semis are played over two legs with chelsea at home today to vfl wolfsburg in the late kick off, while city take on the holders lyon later. you can watch both games via the red button and the bbc sport website. ronnie 0'sullivan had a tough battle in his opening match of the world snooker championship against stephen maguire. resuming this morning at 3—6 down, won 10—7. he has five titles. stephen played a tough match, him and joe perry were the hardest. i knew be tough, i didn't do myself any favours because i was poor in the first four, but i found a bit of myself and as long as
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i found that, you found a bit of myself and as long as ifound that, you have found a bit of myself and as long as i found that, you have a found a bit of myself and as long as ifound that, you have a bit found a bit of myself and as long as i found that, you have a bit of belief. great britain missed their to qualify for the world group in tennis's fed cup after being beaten byjapan in a close tie which went down to the last match. johanna konta beat naomi 0saka in straight sets to give great britain a 2—1 lead but heather watson then lost to kurumi nara. the tie was set in the final rubber of the day. a win for the pair having linked up in the doubles would have sealed it, but despite taking the first set, they lost to miyo kato and makoto ninomiya 6—3 3—6 3—6. the defeat means britain miss out on promotion and will remain in the europe/africa group. they haven't played at the top level for 25 years. racing 92 host munster today in the semifinal of the champions cup with the winners meeting leinster in the final. all blacks legend dan carter starts on the bench for the french side today. but speaking to 5live's rugby union weekly podcast, he says his role at the club is as much about inspiring as it is playing. this career where i've been able to win plenty of choices trophies and
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titles, there's no betterfeeling than rugby. i want the younger guys in the team to experience that and that's one trying to push the team to help everyone get better to basically put the team first, and you know, i could be getting annoyed on the bench or whatever happens, but it's not like that for me. i have my last couple of months here, i went slack off, i'm going to work harder than i've ever worked. dan carter speaking to radio five live podcast. that's all the sport for now. now on bbc news, it's time for the travel show. that is coming up but we've got a few more news stories before we get to the travel show. thank you very muchjohn to the travel show. thank you very much john anyway! it's now two weeks since these scenes played out on screens around the world. two weeks after the suspected
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chemical attack in syria, international experts have finally carried out an inspection in the former rebel—held town of douma. the organisation for the prohibition of chemical weapons said its inspectors had gathered samples, which would be examined in specially—designated laboratories. andrew plant reports. it's now two weeks since these scenes played out on screens around the world. released by the syrian opposition, a video appearing to show the aftermath of a chemical attack. the allegation that chlorine had been used met with international condemnation. a team of experts from the organisation for the prohibition of chemical weapons arrived in damascus earlier this week, but their attempts to reach the site in douma were thwarted when the security team came under fire, leading to a three—day delay. experts say if chlorine was used, that timescale could make it hard to detect. if it was a chlorine bomb attack, it is harder to have any evidence at this point in time, two weeks after. chlorine evaporates very quickly and does not remain in the bodies or the soil. so it will be difficult
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to find conclusive proof that it was a chlorine attack. america's defence secretary has accused the syrian government of orchestrating the delays while it cleaned up the area. it's now a week since the us, uk and france launched air strikes in syria against, they said, chemical weapons depots and production facilities. syria and its ally, russia, has denied any attack took place. experts will send their samples for analysis to see what, if anything, can still be detected on the ground. at least 48 people have been killed and 112 injured in a suicide bomb attack in the afghan capital kabul, according to officials. the bomber targeted people waiting outside a voter registration centre. it's the latest in a string of attacks in afghanistan since voter registration began this month ahead of elections in october. election officials say security is a big concern as the taliban
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and other militant groups either control, or contest large areas. crowds have been gathering to catch a glimpse of a pod of killer whales which have been spotted swimming in west of scotland. it's the first time they've been seen in the upper part of the river clyde for many years. i've been speaking to david nairn, from the clyde porpoise marine mammal project and asked him why he thought they were there. we are looking for food. i would imagine the clyde is full of propoises. how unusual is it to see them there? this is a transient group, more commonly seen them there? this is a transient group, more commonly seen in shetland and up towards norway. we
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have a group of resident killer whales, usually living in the west coast of scotland. it's quite rare that we've got this transient group in the upper reaches of the clyde. just tell us a bit about them. their extraordinary creatures, we can see pictures of them now in the clyde, wonderful creatures. they are super intelligent animals, or predators around the west coast of scotland. we think we've got about four or five females, a bald male and a definite sighting of one car. —— one calf. when the day normally be seen? this transient group, they've grown large areas offshore but normally over towards shetland, iceland and norway. it's quite bizarre that they're here. bizarre but wonderful,
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lovely to see them there in blue looking waters. absolutely fantastic. the clyde is a comforting environment and its great use for the whole area and the people that live around the place. the queen celebrated her 92nd birthday with a concert at the albert hall last night with performances from sting and kylie minogue. there was a broad range of music from across the decades and and across the world, organised by the royal commonwealth society. andy moore reports. # ..unusual to go out at any time. sir tom jones kicked off the show, backed by the sound of traditional indian drummers. # if you should ever want to be loved by anyone... zoe ball presented a night she described as ‘the biggest party of the year'. like any one of us on our birthday, the queen has booked her local hall!
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it is, of course, the stunning and historic royal albert hall. the performers came from across the commonwealth. kylie minogue from australia, shawn mendes from canada and from jamaica, shaggy. # bombastic, say me fantastic, touch me in me back, she say i'm mr # ro... the queen is said to know the lyrics of all the george formby songs — a ukulele orchestra, supported by some celebrity players, paid tribute to him. # you should see them bill 'n coo # you'd be surprised at the things they do # when i'm cleanin' windows. prince harry was there with meghan markle. the wedding is just over a month away.


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