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this is bbc news. i'm anita mcveigh. the headlines at 5:00pm. labour's david lammy leads 200 mps who've signed a letter calling for government promises to windrush migrants to be written into law. kim jong—un promises to close north korea's nuclear test site next month, and invites the world to watch, according to the south. police in northern ireland have taken two wanted men back into custody after they were found tied up on a bench in county armagh. also in the next hour, how to protect one of the world's treasures from pollution. australia is promising to spend £290 million to help restore and protect the great barrier reef. and celtic win the scottish premiership with a thumping 5—0 win over rivals rangers. good afternoon, and welcome to bbc news.
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the former immigration minister, brandon lewis, is supporting a claim by the home secretary that she didn't know about home office targets for removing illegal immigrants. amber rudd told a commons committee earlier this week that she wasn't aware of the targets, then on friday said she hadn't seen an email lastjune which gave details about the policy. she has resisted growing calls for her to resign. 0ur political correspondent peter saull reports. another day, another cabinet minister leaping to the defence of the embattled home secretary. amber rudd denies reading a memo about the deportations of illegal immigrants. that memo was addressed to the then immigration minister. it was a memo to me. do you remember reading it? yes, i do actually. brandon lewis went on to say that he and amber rudd discussed an ambition, rather than a target,
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to increase the numbers. i was working through on a weekly basis to make sure that we were doing everything that we could, working with the police, working with local government, making sure that we were doing what we could to help vulnerable people, to crack down on criminals and to remove more people who were here illegally. yes, i did talk to the home secretary about that and the overall work that we were doing and the overall ambition to see an increase in numbers. last week, amber rudd told a commons committee that there were no targets at the home office. we do not have targets for removals. brandon lewis says she was being asked about regionalised internal targets that she wasn't aware of. but the chair of that committee, yvette cooper, has tweeted that that is clearly not true. meanwhile, more than 200 mps have signed a letter calling for assurances given to the windrush generation to be written into law. we have had a lot of nice words from the dispatch box but it means nothing if there aren't rights enshrined in legislation, and the best way to do that is with a quick statutory instrument in parliament.
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so people know what compensation they are getting, they know what the burden of proof is and they know that they won't be deported. the empire windrush... the windrush scandal has prompted some awkward questions for the conservative government. but a former liberal democrat minister thinks all the main parties share some responsibility. it goes back to new labour, i think the working assumption that successive governments have made is that the public out there are pretty bigoted, and they have got to be given red meat in the form of these very restrictive measures and it has done a lot of harm. i think the interesting thing about windrush is that, perhaps for the first time, the public opinion has been ahead of the politicians in seeing that there is a terrible injustice here. the home secretary has apologised several times in recent days, for the moment she appears safe in herjob. there will be more contrition when she returns to address the commons tomorrow. the north korean leader kimjong—un is reported to be promising to dismantle his country's nuclear test site next month,
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to envisage a different future. their once threatening neighbour is now promising peace. but can kim jong—un be trusted? translation: i used to think of north korea negatively. little by little i realise that we are one people and i am touched by it. translation: our country is the only divided country in the world and it hurts me. i hope unification really happens. translation: this time, kim jong—un speaks with conviction i think this time it will be different. north korea has pledged to destroy its nuclear sites before. they even blew up a cooling tower
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in 2008, a gesture of goodwill. but secretly, they continued to build weapons. this time, they want to close this... the test site thought to be north korea's main nuclearfacility. the last six nuclear tests were carried out here. they are prepared to let experts and the media witness the closure. some fear they are putting on a show. they are masters of propaganda. now is the time to put aside our emotions, collect ourselves and concentrate on the key task, which is dismantling north korea's weapons. kim jong—un is also turning back time, literally. in 2015, he changed pyongyang's clocks, and since then they have been half an hour behind seoul. korea will become one time zone again. changing the clocks is a huge
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symbolic gesture of unity. he has also told the south koreans that his weapons prove no threat to them or the united states. but it kind of misses the point. the us does not want them to have those weapons in the first place. south koreans have to wait and see if the us president can do a deal on denuclearisation. history has told them to be wary of the north, but there is hope here that this could be the start of a new era. police have taken two wanted men back into custody after they were found tied up on a bench in a county armagh village. james white and alexis guesto were wanted for offences including a breach of their licences. images shared on social media appear to show them tied up and covered in paint. 0ur correspondent in
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belfast, john campbell is following the story. well, the police public protection branch had issued an appeal for information about these two men, they have released their pictures, they had also given details of a car which was seen in the south armagh area. south armagh is a particular closely knit rural community. last night, police were called there to the village of mullaghbawn, and they found these two men tied to a bench, their hands bound with cable ties and paint poured over their heads in what was apparently a vigilante attack. a local councillor says that this incident was unfortunate but understandable, given that tensions have been running high in the area. the police say it is completely unacceptable, the two men had to be treated in hospital and they are now investigating an assault. rohingya refugees in bangladesh have been appealing to visiting un ambassadors to help them safely return home. a delegation from the un security council is visiting refugee camps in cox's bazar which is home to nearly 700,000 rohingyas who've fled violence in myanmar.
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their tour comes amid warnings that the coming monsoon season could worsen conditions in the camps. nick beake reports. a break from the a breakfrom the misery a break from the misery of life a breakfrom the misery of life in the biggest refugee camp in the world. hundreds of rohingya people gathered to greet the un delegation. ambassadors from 15 countries had come to cox's bazar to see their suffering, and hear their harrowing stories. translation: we are standing head to demand justice as the mire and mark military have killed our men and tortured our win in. this is what she's talking about. the burmese military and buddhist mobs torched rohingya villages last year and forced nearly 700,000 muslims to flee for their lives. it's not known how many exactly were murdered before they could escape. now in camps across
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the board in bangladesh, the survivors have placards but not much else. the security council says it wa nts to else. the security council says it wants to help the authorities prepare for the imminent monsoon season, and tried to find a way for refugees to return safely to myanmar, if indeed any want to. refugees to return safely to myanmar, if indeed any want tom is worth recalling that the rohingya came through myanmar and the solution must lie in myanmar. they must be allowed to go home in conditions of safety. it may take some time but we would like to hear from the government of myanmar how it wishes to work with the international community and we will do everything we can to support progress and try to come together to ta ke progress and try to come together to take decisions that help the rohingya. tomorrow, the delegation will leave bangladesh and fly to myanmar to meet the day factor leader aung san suu kyi. she's been
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widely criticised for not doing more to protect the rohingya. the bernie ‘s army has always claimed it didn't target these people, but was rooting out terrorists. many believe this is the face of a crime against humanity. the former speaker of the house of commons, lord martin of, has died. his son confirmed the 72—year—old passed away this morning after a short illness. he was speaker from 2000 until he was forced to step down following his handling of the mps expenses scandal in 2009, the first speaker to do so in 300 years. the eu's chief brexit negotiator, michel barnier, has said the time has come for the uk to "resolve the contradictions" in its irish border policy. mr barnier was writing in ireland's sunday independent newspaper, ahead of a visit to the country tomorrow. he said there needed to be "substantial progress" on the issue by the next meeting of eu leaders injune. an 18—year—old man has been arrested after four people
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were taken to hospital, two with potentially life—changing injuries, following a collision in newport. a police cordon has been set up in the city, after the incident at about 5.30 this morning. a car was found burned out in a nearby street, a short time afterwards. 0ur correspondent nicola smith has the latest from the scene. this is a really busy part of newport city centre and this road behind me is lined with bars and nightclubs. so, in the early hours of any saturday or sunday morning, you can imagine it is lined with people out socialising and that was the scene in the early hours of this morning. where at around 5:30am emergency services were called to a report that a car had driven through a group of pedestrians. four people were injured — three women and one man. we understand that two of the women have received potentially life—changing injuries. as you can imagine, eyewitnesses say that it was a busy scene here with plenty of emergency services vehicles trying to help out people involved.
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police have sent specialist crime teams to the scene. crime scene officers have been here this morning sorting through the debris that has been left behind. but officers are very keen to point out they do not believe this incident is terror related and they have arrested an 18—year—old man from newport on suspicion of causing injury by dangerous driving. they say investigations are ongoing. theresa may has held talks on the telephone with both the french president emmanuel macron and the german chancellor angela merkel. they discussed the importance of the iran nuclear deal as the best way of neutralising the threat of a nuclear—armed iran agreeing that the priority of the international community remained preventing iran from developing a nuclear weapon. the european leaders' talks came as new us secretary of state, mike pompeo also reiterated america's determination to prevent the iranians ever getting a nuclear weapon. as part of his first
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overseas tour in the role, mr pompeo visited saudi arabia before arriving in israel. in the past hour, he gave a press briefing alongside the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in tel aviv and said he stood with israel in countering the threats posed by iran. strong cooperation with close allies like you is critical to our efforts to counter efforts to destabilise and the line activity throughout the middle east and indeed throughout the world. we remain deeply concerned about iran's dangerous escalation of threats to israel and the region and iran's ambition to dominate the middle east remains. the united states is with israel in this fight and we strongly support israel's sovereign right to defend itself. regarding thejcpa, president trump has been pretty clear, this deal is very flawed and he has directed the administration to try and fix it.
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if we can't fix it, he's going to withdraw from the deal. it's pretty straightforward. unlike the past administration, president trump has a comprehensive iran strategy that is designed to counter the full array of threats emanating from teheran. as part of the president's comprehensive iran strategy, we are also working to counter the broad set of non—nuclear threats, iran's missile systems, it supports hezbollah. the importation of thousands of proxy fighters into syria and its assistance to include the rebels in yemen. we look forward to working closely with strong allies like israel in countering these threats and rolling back the full range of iranian malign influence. if to talk more about mike pompeo's trip, let's speak to our middle east analyst alan johnston. so, everything that mr pompeo said there alongside mr netanyahu must have been to israel's delight? when prime minister benjamin
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netanyahu when prime minister benjamin neta nyahu spoke when prime minister benjamin netanyahu spoke alongside mike pompeo he said their two countries had never been closer than they are now. that was no diplomatic nicety. what you see is the almost complete convergence of these two powerful allies with regard to the need in their view to confront the iranian threat, as they would see it. benjamin netanyahu threat, as they would see it. benjamin neta nyahu has threat, as they would see it. benjamin netanyahu has for years railed against iran, railed against the nuclear deal that the west signed with iran. he is delighted that president trump regards that deal almost as bleakly as he does. it's not only nuclear matters on his mind. israelis are concerned by the growing errani and influence beyond their northern border. you heard mike pompeo talking about the administration having a comprehensive strategy to confront the array of threats as it sees it
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from iran. as we mentioned, he came to israel from saudi arabia. what was he discussing there? there was a brief phrase talking about golf unity, what did he mean by that? the atmospherics around mr pompeo's talks were similar. the saudis locked in a bitter rivalry with iran, they were aghast that president 0bama was ready to do diplomatic deals with terror on. the saudis are delighted that mr trump is taking a harder line. that line about the need for golf unity is on about the need for golf unity is on a different issue. it sounds like bland diplomacy but the fact that this new secretary of state said this new secretary of state said this in riyadh carries some weight. what he's referring to is the deep
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divisions between the gulf state of ca ptu re divisions between the gulf state of capture and its neighbours. saudi and other gulf states isolating qatar after accusing it of supporting jihadi groups across the middle east, and the americans don't like that split in the ranks of their allies. mr pompeo is saying that there needs to be some smoothing over of that deep diplomatic divisions. of course, there is divergences between the us on the one hand and the uk. france, germany and other nations on the other hand about the approach to iran and that deal of a couple of yea rs iran and that deal of a couple of years ago. what is that going to mean for any efforts to try to stop iran developing a nuclear weapon? theresa may talking to president macron earlier today and mrs merkel of germany. they remain very much wedded to the current nuclear deal
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that the west agreed with iran. they tried desperately to persuade mr trump to stick with it but they have acknowledged that his pressure means they are going to need to look at additional ways to try to contain iran and mrmacron additional ways to try to contain iran and mr macron in washington in a few days ago talking about the need to negotiate with iran deals that might lead to the reining in of iran's missile programme, the reining in of their influence across the middle east. of course, diplomatic negotiations of that kind, it takes to mac pro to tango and there absolutely no indication that iran is going to agree to go back and talk through the issues that concern mr trump. thank you. the headlines on bbc news. labour's david lammy leads 200 mps who've signed a letter calling for government promises to windrush migrants to be written into law. kim jong—un promises to close
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north korea's nuclear test site next month, and invites the world to watch — according to the south. police in northern ireland have taken two wanted men back into custody after they were found tied up on a bench in county armagh. back to our top story and more than 200 mps have written to theresa may, calling for the assurances given to the windrush generation about their citizenship to be made law. the home secretary, amber rudd, is due to make a statement to parliament tomorrow to respond to what she called "legitimate questions" about illegal migration. earlier, the labour mp who co—ordinated the letter david lammy spoke to bbc news and was asked if he thought the home secretary should resign. if you look at your reports and the huge pain and hurt that's been caused to people, i mean heart breaking,
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absolutely heartbreaking stories. the shame it has brought on our country. if it were me and i were the minister, i would have fallen on my sword and had someone else come in and make sure they can get this through. so that's a matter for amber rudd. i'm not worried about the personalities. i'm worried about the guarantees for pensioners in our country, who have always been british citizens and deserve a government that brings forward legislation to enshrine their rights once and for all. i don't think you are playing politics if you think about people who have been imprisoned in their own country. if you think about people who have been trapped abroad, unable to return for children's weddings, unable to take up employment that they had. people who have been unable to get cancer treatment. frankly, you know, there is nothing more serious i think, in any country than imprisoning people who should never have been in prison. if that isn't something a political party ought to be taking up,
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i don't know what is. this is something my letter certainly, has been signed by six parties, including conservatives. so i think it is cross—party now that we have action, real action on behalf of the windrush generation. i have been in parliament 18 years and i have seen legislation start on a monday and be cleared on wednesday. if we can do it in other things, we can do it for this group of people, if we act quickly. australia is promising to spend £290 million to help restore and protect the great barrier reef. the world's largest reef system has been damaged by warming sea temperatures, which have bleached large swathes of coral in recent years, as well as pollution and run—off of pesticides and fertilisers from farms. phil mercer reports from sydney. the great barrier reef is
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australia's greatest natural treasure. but this wonderland is under siege. for two years running, it was hit by major coral bleaching which scientists blame on warmer sea temperatures. then there was an assault by coral eating crown of thorns starfish. these voracious predators will be targeted by the new multi—million dollar plan to revive and restore the reef. farmers near the queensland coast will be encouraged to change their ways to reduce the flow of fertilisers and pesticides into the sea. it's part ofa pesticides into the sea. it's part of a pledge the australian government says is the single largest investment ever in the great barrier reef. will also be providing money for scientific research, particularly to build more resilient coral to deal with heat stress and light stress. this is $100 million for these activities. will be putting money towards better data management so putting money towards better data
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management so we putting money towards better data management so we understand better what is happening in the reef so we can deal with the challenges. we'll be spending money in terms of working with local indigenous communities, who have such a big role to play. ministers say there will be efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change but they gave no specific details. critics accuse them of being hopelessly unable to tackle the climate emergency facing this underwater paradise. the government in canberra has previously set an ambitious target to cut the nation's emissions by 2030. but this is a country heavily dependent on cheap supplies of coal for power. conservationists argue until this reliance on fossil fuels is broken, there can be no real hope of preserving the great barrier reef. celtic have won the scottish premiership for the seventh year in a row. they thumped their traditional rivals rangers 5—0 at parkhead. if they beat motherwell in the scottish cup final next
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month, they'll complete the treble for the second season in a row. our sports reporter chris mclaughlin was at today's game. we were determined to put on a show here this afternoon and that is exactly what they did. five goals and in all honesty it could have been a lot more than that for brendan rodgers' side this afternoon. they have been dominant of course since he arrived here in glasgow. and also remember, this is the fixture that the authorities here in glasgow and scottish football wanted to avoid. there were some fairly nasty scenes in 1999 here when rangers clinched the title here at celtic park against their rivals. all passed off so far peacefully here today, but celtic extremely dominant, as you see. and also, they have that one game to go, the scottish cup final. if they do that then they can complete our historic double, trouble for the very first time in british football history. it all down of course
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to brendan rodgers. many of the celtic fans believe they will party into the night this evening. for rangers, it is more disappointment for them of course. the club believe they are on the verge of securing the former liverpool and england captain, steven gerrard as their new manager. a penny for his thoughts, if he was watching this game today here in the east end of glasgow. hopefully, in the next couple of days we will hear if he has agreed to take on the role, but it is all about celtic here in glasgow today. they are celebrating and it's something they are getting very, very used to. any sign of anyone, any team who can challenge this dominance, chris? no, in all honesty, absolutely not. it's been seven consecutive titles and at the moment the gap between celtic and rangers is pretty much as big as it has ever been. it's all about finance in football these days.
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of course, celtic‘s finances dwarf that of their great rivals at the moment, so rangers have been trying desperately to claw back some ground on celtic, but there is a feeling here in scotland that as long as brendan rodgers remains in charge of celtic, then rangers are simply going to struggle. it's eight weeks since a nerve agent attack left a former russian spy and his daughter in a critical condition in hospital in salisbury. yulia skripal has been released but her father sergei is still receiving treatment. the events of the 11th of march have had a lasting impact not only on them, but on salisbury, with businesses and tourist attractions across the city continuing to report a fall in takings of as much as 70%. simon jones has more. most of salisbury may be open for business, but the police cordons remain. a reminder of what happened here eight weeks ago.
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at this shop overlooking the spot where sergei skripal and his daughter yulia were found poisoned on a park bench, they say some weeks' takings have been down by 70%. to suddenly go from a busy walkway, having a very busy shop to having almost no one coming, i can go three hours with noone walking past, it's a shock and i think everybody has found that difficult. we've actually come together and supported each other. here at salisbury cathedral visitor numbers have fallen by up to 30% this month, compared with the same period last year. some of that is being put down to the weather, they are hopeful that reassurances by government officials that salisbury is safe for visitors will finally start to get through. the start of a pub crawl. if you want to go on an historic tour, see ed. put your hand up, ed... the latest event to try to persuade people back to the city, but some want reassurance.
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it's a scary world at the moment. i think anywhere you go, you didn't expect it in salisbury, definitely not. hopefully it will pick up. i'm a little bit concerned about the children. my son walks through the town centre every day, but not unduly. no concerns whatsoever. the decontamination process is beginning slowly. yulia skripal has been released from hospital but her father remains there. at this shop they hope some good can come from the traumatic events. i believe we could look back in years to come, and whilst this has been a difficult time in salisbury‘s history, we could see this as a turning point. financial support is being made available for badly affected businesses, but many fear a return to normality could be a long way off. gaming is big business, it's creating a new wave
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of celebrities and it's even been tipped as a new olympic sport. now, a 13—year—old from kent has become one of the world's youngest professional gamers. kyle jackson has become so good at the game fortnite that he could start earning serious money. joe lynam went to meet him. for many of us, fortnight is the length of time you spend on your holidays overseas every summer. but for millions of young people, it's the hottest video game on the planet right now. and for this 13—year—old, it's potentially a lucrative future career. kyle jackson is so good at fortnite that he has been signed to play with a team of professional gamers. so how did he start? played video games all my life basically. i started playing competitively when i was around nine or ten. i got into, like, halo, call of duty, games like that, and ijust — i realised that i could probably, like, go to a pro level if i kept playing at the level i am at that age.
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gaming is no joke. it's big business. thousands of people pay to watch the experts at play around the world. there are even celebrities. it's becoming a multibillion—dollar industry, just games, production of games, publishing of games, and the e—sport scene, so it's notjust one thing now, it's a whole industry that's, you know, wrapped up in a bow. in the game, you need materials to build. kyle says he is doing well at school, and that allows him to do what many boys dream of — play games and make money. i still have time to study and revise. for now, he's doing what
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millions of boys dream of, playing games and potentially earning the money for doing so. a new world record has been awarded for surfing the biggest wave. this footage shows brazilian surfer rodrigo koxa in portugal riding the gigantic wave in november. it has now been confirmed at 80 feet, orjust over 2a metres, high. koxa broke the record set by an american surfer in 2011 by a couple of feet. the brazilian said he always tries to ride big waves, but after nearly dying while surfing in 2014, coming back and now being awarded the record makes it the happiest day in his life. lucy martin has the weather. hello there. some very wet and windy weather on the way to start the week for south—east england and east anglia. parts of east anglia seeing over an month's worth of rain in 2a hours. today though, there has been brightness and sunny spells. the best of those the further north and west you are.
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this photo, sent in by a weather watcher in inverness. cloudier skies for central and eastern england. this photo sent in by a weather watcher in east sussex. the wet and windy weather is courtesy of this low—pressure system coming up from the south. it's going to bring with it some heavy rain and we're looking at strong winds as well. so heavy rain, strong winds, there is the potentialfor some disruption to travel, also the possibility of some localised flooding so do stay tuned to your local forecast, particularly through tomorrow morning. through tonight then, that rain pushes its way north and west into south—east england, east anglia, some heavy bursts. perhaps falling as snow over high ground and we will see the wind strengthening as well. some coastal gales by the time we get to the early hours. away from that though, it will be drier and with clear spells we are looking at a fairly chilly night, temperatures falling below freezing in a few spots so we could see a touch of frost to start the day tomorrow. scotland, northern ireland, wales and the south—west of england though seeing a chilly but bright start to the day. over in the south and east, it will be wet and windy. we're looking at gusts of over 50 miles per hour
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in a few spots possible. that heavy rain is going to work its way north and west as we moved through the day, gradually pushing into the east midlands, parts of yorkshire, lincolnshire as we move through the day. could fall as sleet or snow over high ground but i don't think it's likely to settle. temperatures where we've got the wet and windy weather, really struggling with a high of six celsius in norwich. away from that though, where it's dry and brighter with some sunny spells, looking at highs around 1a celsius. as we move through monday night into tuesday, that area of low—pressure clears off and we're looking at a brief ridge of high pressure so many of us seeing some dry and bright weather, but it's not long before the next area of rain moves in to the west. so we start off tuesday with some light rain and drizzle over in the east. that will clear away quite quickly, brightening up with some sunny spells but the next weather front over in the west brings some wet and windy weather for northern ireland and into western parts of scotland as we move through the day. temperatures in the south—east, much up on what we are looking at for monday, a maximum of 1a celsius.
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that's your forecast. north korea claims it will close its nuclear test site within weeks, and wants the us to verify the shut down. and wants the us to pyongyang says there's no need for a nuclear arsenal, if there's peace on the korean peninsula, and relations with america improve. the government rallies behind amber rudd, with the conservative party chairman saying she didn't know about specific targets, for removing illegal immigrants. celtic thump rangers to win the scottish premiership, the seventh time in a row. the scottish premiership, and in a crash—filled grand prix in azerbaijan, lewis hamilton secures a lucky win, his first victory since last october. his first victory good afternoon.
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north korea says it will close its nuclear test site within weeks, and wants us weapons inspectors to verify the shut down. the news follows the historic meeting between the leaders of north and south korea on friday. meeting between the leaders of north the new us secretary of state, mike pompeo says washington has an obligation to pursue peace, as preparations continue for a possible meeting, between president trump and north korea's kimjong—un. between president trump from the south korean capital seoul, laura bicker reports. from this show of unity... comes an apparent display of sincerity. president moon is making his conversation with kim jong il in public and it seems the north korean leader is willing to go further than simply stepping over the border. he
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has pledged to close an atomic test site, something his father did before him. this was the cooling tower being blown up in 2008, but still north korea continued to build weapons in secret. this time the promise is to close this test site, the last six nuclear tests were carried out here, it has been slightly damaged but kim jong un says it still works and he is prepared to close it while experts and the media watch. now it is the time to put aside emotions and collect ourselves and concentrate on the key consideration which is dismantling north korea's nuclear weapons. but the south korean government believes its relationship with the north has to start somewhere. trust is too directional, you build the trust and you can implement agreements. kim jong un is
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also turning back time. literally. in 2015 he changed pyongyang's clocks and since then they have been half an hour behind soul. korea will become one time zone once again. and it does seem that some in the south are reassessing their view of the kimjong are reassessing their view of the kim jong un. translation: i used to think of north korea negatively. but little by little i realise we are one people and i am touched by it. translation: this time kim jong people and i am touched by it. translation: this time kimjong un speaks with conviction. i think that is why this time will be different. kimjong un is why this time will be different. kim jong un seems to be saying all the right things and changing the clocks is a good sign of unity. he has also said through the south koreans that his missiles pose no threat to the us or to them, but it kind of misses the point. the us does not want to have those weapons in the first place. south koreans
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have to wait and see if the us president can do a deal on denuclearisation. history has taught them to be wary of the north, but there is hope here that this could be the start of a new era. laura bicker, bbc news, seoul. the former immigration minister and now conservative party chairman, brandon lewis, is supporting a claim by the home secretary, that she didn't know of targets for the removal of illegal immigrants. amber rudd told a commons committee last week, that she wasn't aware of the objectives, and days later said she hadn't seen an email last year, giving details of the policy. ms rudd is resisting growing calls for her resignation. 0ur political correspondent iain watson reports. newsreel: windrush brings to britain 500 jamaicans... brings to britain 500 the plight of the windrush generation. commonwealth citizens and their families who came to britain after the war has brought with it a new focus on the government's immigration policies. with it a new focus on the ministers were criticised for demanding that some of these legal migrants provide proof of the right to be here, but the home secretary
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of the right to be here, was all at sea when she was questioned by a committee of mps about the removal of illegal migrants last week. targets for removal, when were they said? we don't have targets for removal. when were they said? today, the former immigration minister who worked with amber rudd said she had only really been asked about local internal targets. key performance indicators, or kpis, that she had not known about at the time. indicators, or kpis, that she was being asked about the localised regional internal, effectively, they kpis the immigration force or agency was using. the immigration force or agency was as she was not aware of that, she was clear about that. but the person who asked amber rudd the question says that's not true and another member of her committee agrees. and another member of her committee brandon lewis is using semantics and also trying to rewrite what happened in the committee. and also trying to rewrite i was there and they know what conversation took place. anybody can see it if
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they look it up online. it is very clear, she said, that there weren't any targets and we know now that there are. this leaked letter published today by the guardian newspaper from the home secretary to the prime minister, dated january last year, the first her promise to increase the number of illegal last year, refers to her promise to increase the number of illegal migrants to be removed from britain ten percentage. that may sound suspiciously like target. but the former immigration minister claimed it was merely an ambition. minister claimed that 10% is an ambition based on what we believed was the impact of the increase we could see in terms of the people... increase we could see in terms of in defence of the home secretary, is an ambition not a target? is an ambition not a there is a big difference between the two things. amber rudd has been told by downing street to resist pressure to resign. by downing street to political opponents will say that is because she has been used to protect her predecessor at the home office, none other than the prime minister herself. but there could be another reason, because every week in there, her group of cabinet ministers meet to thrash out the policy on brexit. meet to thrash out the and if amber rudd goes,
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the balance of forces between those who voted to leave the eu and those who voted to remain, could be disrupted at a potentially and those who voted to remain, crucial time. and those who voted to remain, so far, amber rudd may be using up as many political lives as this creature. as many political lives number 10 don't want to show her the door but tomorrow the home secretary will have to convince mps that she is on top of herjob. have to convince mps that she is on ian have to convince mps that she is on watson, bbc i" two men wanted by police in northern ireland, have been found tied to a bench and covered in paint, in a suspected vigilante attack in county armagh. james white and alexis guesto, were wanted for offences including breach of license. were wanted for offences images of the pair had been shared on social media. the former speaker of the house of commons, lord martin of springburn, has died at the age of 72. he was speaker from 2000, until being forced to step down following his handling of the mps expenses scandal, in 2009. confidence in the criminal justice system has
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suffered in recent months, following the collapse of cases due to failures in disclosure. following the collapse of cases due that's when officers and prosecutors in the lead—up to trials, are required to hand over relevant material that may help the defence. some recent rape cases haven't gone ahead, because of a failure over disclosure, but how widespread is the problem across the criminaljustice system? clive coleman reports. across the criminaljustice system? early one morning in december 2013, officers from customs and excise raided tanker driver peter norton's home. while i was in the bedroom they went into the lounge, the kitchen. i heard them ransacking the place. into the lounge, the kitchen. he was accused of delivering laundered so—called red diesel fuel to petrol stations, including this one in birmingham. and was charged, with others, of conspiracy to evade nearly half a million pounds in vat. of conspiracy to evade nearly half charges he denied. of conspiracy to evade nearly half since i got arrested i haven't worked in the petroleum business at all because of the stigma of the trial. red diesel is only legal
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for off—road vehicles like tractors and has a much lower vat rate. for off—road vehicles like tractors but if the red dye is removed, it looks normal and can be sold on fraudulently at a higher rate. it looks normal and can be sold after a four—year investigation by hmrc, the case went to trial injanuary. by hmrc, the case went but four weeks in, a vast amount of information that should have been disclosed to the defence was identified on the laptop of an hmrc investigating officer. was identified on the laptop these people hold my liberty, they were in charge of my liberty at the time. they were in charge of my and you feel as though, hopefully, everyone has done theirjob properly, to have a fair trial. the prosecution asked for an adjournment to sift through the material that should have been disclosed. judge robert trevorjones refused and ended the trial, saying the case showed lamentable negligence, indicating wider errors going beyond one officer. negligence, indicating wider errors the catastrophic failure to disclose
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evidence to the defence which led to the collapse of the trial here at liverpool is really significant. here at liverpool is it shows that disclosure failings aren'tjust limited to recent high—profile rape cases. aren'tjust limited to recent they are systemic. aren'tjust limited to recent and it's not just a problem with the police. 0ther investigating authorities like the hmrc are also failing in their duty to disclose evidence. like the hmrc are also failing the former lord chiefjustice, lord thomas, blames big cuts to the criminaljustice system. lord thomas, blames big cuts we have, over the past 20 or so years, seen less police officers and other investigating officers go to court so they don't understand the importance of disclosure. the obvious thing to do is to make certain that proper resources are put into this vital aspect of our criminaljustice system. the disclosure failings meant a linked trial also had to be abandoned. meant a linked trial also prosecution service to see
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what lessons can be learned. peter norton is relieved that, for him, it's all over. clive coleman, bbc news. for him, it's all over. gaming, is increasingly big business, creating celebrity players, and even tipped to become a new olympic sport. well now a 13—year—old from kent, has become one of the world's youngest professional gamers, and kyle jackson is so good, he's on course to earn serious money. and kyle jackson is so good, he's joe lynam has been to meet him. and kyle jackson is so good, he's for many of us, fortnite is the length of time that you spend on your holidays in the summer. is the length of time that you spend but for millions of young people, it is the hottest video game on the planet right now and for this 13—year—old, it is potentially a lucrative future career. 13—year—old, it is potentially kyle jackson is so good at fortnite that he has been signed to play with a team of professional gamers, so how did he start? i started playing competitively when i was around nine or ten. i got into, like, halo, call of duty, games like that and i realised that i could probably go to a professional level if i kept playing at the level that i am.
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go to a professional level if i kept gaming is nojoke, it is a big business. thousands of people pay to watch experts at play around the world. there are even celebrities. experts at play around the world. it is becoming a multi—billion dollar industry. just games, production of games, polishing up games, so it is notjust one thing now, it is a whole industry that is wrapped up in a bow. it is a whole industry in the game, you need materials to build. kyle has not been paid anything yet and cannot of course work until he is 16 and to those parents who suspect his schoolwork may suffer, kyle is reassuring. who suspect his schoolwork may i am doing very well in pretty much every subject, so they are not really worried about me playing as much as i do. for now, kyle is doing what millions of teenagers dream of, pursuing a career by playing games. of teenagers dream of, joe lynam, bbc news. of teenagers dream of, with all the sport, here's
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karthi gna nasegaram, at the bbc sport centre... karthi gna nasegaram, good evening. karthi gna nasegaram, brendan rodgers and his celtic side are on the brink of making history but it is time to pop out of the room if you don't want to know today's result. of the room if you don't you can see their game on sportscene in scotland on bbc two shortly. they are celebrating winning a seventh successive scottish premiership title and they did it with an emphatic 5—0 win over their rivals, rangers as andy swiss reports. sevenin seven in a row with a swagger. there was a day when celtic‘s dominance of scottish football was crushingly clear as they did not somewhat sees the title as stroll to it. from the moment they were prodded into the lead, celtic park was ready to enjoy itself. as rangers resistance quickly crumbled, powerless against his pace, poise and pinpoint
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precision, some start for him and for and when james precision, some start for him and for and whenjames forrest made it 3-0 at for and whenjames forrest made it 3—0 at the break, the reaction said it all. even a policeman's heart became a party prop, the only question now was how many? they got two after the break although it could have been more. callum mcgregor completed it. rarely has this famous rivalry seemed quite so one—sided. the champions will not mind that, brendan rodgers now in of a second successive trouble on yet another day of celtic celebration. andy swiss, bbc news. manchester city, with the premier league title already wrapped up, are now chasing records. they strolled to a 4—1 win over west ham this afternoon and have scored 102 league goals during their title winning campaign. scored 102 league goals while west ham are just three points above the relegation zone with three games remaining. above the relegation zone and second placed, above the relegation zone manchester united are playing arsenal in what is arsene wenger‘s last game at old trafford as the arsenal manager. sir
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as the arsenal manager. alex ferguson was on har little sir alex ferguson was on hand with a little memento. paul pogba gave united a 1—0 lead after 15 minutes. arsenal lead after 15 minutes. have just equalised. manchester city women have been defeated in the semi finals of the champions league by lyon and the winning goal came from a former city player, lucy bronze. lyon are attempting to win the champions league for a third year in row. the champions league the scorer in the second leg is still o—o. lewis hamilton has won his first formula one race of the season, taking the chequered flag in an incident packed azerbaijan grand prix. the victory also gives hamilton the lead in the drivers championship. hamilton the lead in joe lynskey reports. hamilton the lead in in hamilton the lead in bacuna, the waters are cam, the in bacuna, the waters are cam, but the streets are chaotic. it is lights out and away we go. behind the leaders at the start line, a
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congestion fight. when it is this narrow, slight touches cause big problems. trying to dodge the debris left a few cars in a mess. away from the trouble, lewis hamilton made his own problems, he called his early race untidy but this grand prix change with a collision, two drivers on the same red bull team falling at speed. the crash took seven laps to clear so when the race restarted, they we re so when the race restarted, they were all bunched together. in the sprint finish, sebastien vettel left —— michael lost his way. file three balls pass was left in tatters. the worst time possible to get a puncture. it left a simple overtake for his mercedes team—mate, for hamilton this was their win that fell into his lap. victory claimed in forge unity and his burst of the season. jill there's more on the bbc sport website including news on chris coleman being "released from his contract" as the sunderland
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manager, while steve gerrard looks set to be the next rangers boss. that's it. set to be the next rangers boss. there's more through out the evening on the bbc news channel, and i'll be back with the late news at ten. now on bbc1, its time for the news where you are. hello. this is bbc news. a small solar power plant is in the process of opening at chernobyl, about 100 metres from the sarcophagus that covers the old nuclear plant. at the moment it's enough to power a small village but the ukrainian authorities are hoping it's the start of something bigger. but there are doubts about whether it's safe for people to work there, long term, asjonah fisher reports. why are you putting a solar powered station on probably the world's most
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famous radioactive site? news report: in the soviet union, the aftermath of the chernobyl disaster was given prominence on the news bulletins tonight... let me give you a sense of where we are. that metal structure is a hundred metres away, covering chernobyl‘s reactor which exploded catastrophically in 1986. does it worry you being so close to the nuclear reactor? not really. first of all we are fans of solar
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and we want to bring back this territory to the people, currently it has been uninhabited for the last 32—years and this land cannot be used for anything else and we should be thinking about the development of solar plants. we are inside the arch of the new safe confinement, the area we are in is relatively safe, we wear these respirators simply to keep out contaminated dust particles and what you see in front of you is the shelter that was built over the damaged reactor. time for a look at the weather with lucy martin. hello there. some very wet and windy weather on the way to start the week for south—east england and east anglia. parts of east anglia seeing over an month's worth of rain in 2a hours. today though, there has been brightness and sunny spells. the best of those the further north and west you are.
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this photo, sent in by a weather watcher in inverness. cloudier skies for central and eastern england. this photo sent in by a weather watcher in east sussex. the wet and windy weather is courtesy of this low—pressure system coming up from the south. it's going to bring with it some heavy rain and we're looking at strong winds as well. so heavy rain, strong winds, there is the potentialfor some disruption to travel, also the possibility of some localised flooding so do stay tuned to your local forecast, particularly through tomorrow morning. through tonight then, that rain pushes its way north and west into south—east england, east anglia, some heavy bursts. perhaps falling as snow over high ground and we will see the wind strengthening as well. some coastal gales by the time we get to the early hours. away from that though, it will be drier and with clear spells we are looking at a fairly chilly night, temperatures falling below freezing in a few spots so we could see a touch of frost to start the day tomorrow. scotland, northern ireland, wales and the south—west of england though seeing a chilly but bright start to the day. over in the south and east, it will be wet and windy. we're looking at gusts of over 50 miles per hour
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in a few spots possible. that heavy rain is going to work its way north and west as we moved through the day, gradually pushing into the east midlands, parts of yorkshire, lincolnshire as we move through the day. could fall as sleet or snow over high ground but i don't think it's likely to settle. temperatures where we've got the wet and windy weather, really struggling with a high of six celsius in norwich. away from that though, where it's dry and brighter with some sunny spells, looking at highs around 1a celsius. as we move through monday night into tuesday, that area of low—pressure clears off and we're looking at a brief ridge of high pressure so many of us seeing some dry and bright weather, but it's not long before the next area of rain moves in to the west. so we start off tuesday with some light rain and drizzle over in the east. that will clear away quite quickly, brightening up with some sunny spells but the next weather front over in the west brings some wet and windy weather for northern ireland and into western parts of scotland as we move through the day. temperatures in the south—east, much up on what we are looking at for monday, a maximum of 1a celsius.
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that's your forecast. this is bbc news. the headlines at six... labour's david lammy leads 200 mps who've signed a letter calling for government promises to windrush migrants to be written into law. kim jong—un promises to close north korea's nuclear test site next month, and invites the world to watch — according to the south. police in northern ireland have
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taken two wanted men back into custody after they were found tied up on a bench in county armagh. also in the next hour, how to protect one of the world's treasures from pollution... australia is promising to spend 290 million pounds to help restore and protect the great barrier reef. and celtic win the scottish premiership with a thumping 5—0 win over rivals rangers. and officials confirm brazilian surfer rodrigo koxa breaks the world record for the biggest wave ever surfed — an 80ft swell
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