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he'd managed to evade detection for two years, before being arrested in barcelona on suspicion of drugs offences. jamie acourt was one of five people suspected of being involved in the murder of stephen lawrence in 1993, something he's always denied. spanish police sources say he used false identities. at the time of his arrest, he claimed to be an italian tourist. james waterhouse reports. jamie acourt, not looking too happy after his arrest, was on the list of the most wanted suspects living in spain. spanish police told the bbc he had protection and help, and even claimed he was an italian tourist during his arrest. he was captured by armed officers from the spanish national police as he left this gym near the sagrada familia cathedral in barcelona. so what i saw was the convergence of the different police officers, i guess a pincer operation, to use the terminology, and the next minute they were escorting him out with his hands behind his back in handcuffs. his arrest comes soon after the 25th anniversary of the murdered
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teenager stephen lawrence. he was attacked by five men at a bus stop in south—east london in a racially motivated killing. this was acourt in 1998, spitting at protesters as he left the stephen lawrence inquiry. he always denied any involvement in the stabbing and was never charged. acourt was held as part of a joint effort by authorities in the uk and spain. this was part of a long—running campaign called operation captura which has now been going on for 12 years. in that time, we have named 96 fugitives that we have been looking for in spain and we have captured 81 of them and that's a joint campaign, along with crimestoppers and the spanish authorities. acourt is due to appear in court next week for an extradition hearing. james waterhouse, bbc news. and tom burridge is in barcelona now — what have police sources been telling you and when is he likely to appear in court?
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we have got hold of some pretty interesting details about the arrest yesterday and the whole police operation to track jamie yesterday and the whole police operation to trackjamie acourt down to this gym. i am told by a senior spanish police source jamie acourt was using false names, had protection, and was moving around spain spending time in parts of the full of tourists. one man who witnessed the arrest said he was told there were undercover police officers inside the gym working out, watching jamie acourt before other officers moved in. i'm told by spanish police that when the officers went to arrest him he initially tried to claim they had got the wrong man. he said, apparently, that he was an italian tourist. he will face a bail hearing today. in the coming days he is expected to appear before spain's high court in madrid who will decide whether or not to extradite him back to britain. spanish and british police have been working for years
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to track down jamie acourt. he could be extradited really quickly but if he opposes extradition it could be a matter of weeks. tom burridge in barcelona, thank you. donald trump has been criticised after comparing london hospitals to war zones because of the levels of knife crime. the us president used the example to defend us gun laws at a meeting of the national rifle association. but today leading trauma surgeon dr martin griffiths — who told the bbc last month that his hospital was likened to an afghan war zone — suggested that the president had missed the point, and invited him to visit to discuss their "successes in violence reduction". nasa has launched its latest mission to mars. a rocket, carrying the insight probe — blasted off from an air force base in california a short while ago. it's due to touch down on the red planet in november — and is designed to detect tremors — or marsquakes. our science correspondent victoria gill reports. three, two... zero. right on time, shrouded in fog,
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at 4:05am local time the atlas 5 rocket, carrying nasa's mars insight lander, launched from vandenberg air base on the californian coast. current velocity, 4542 mph. this, the us space agency says, is notjust another mission to the red planet, but a journey back in time. probing beneath the surface of mars, nasa's insight will aim to take the pulse of this planet, to work out how it formed more than 4.5 billion years ago. continues to look excellent at this point. once it's unfolded its vital solar panels, the robotic lander will carefully put down its own scientific instruments which will map the deep structure of the planet. these will take the temperature of mars and analyse the structure of its core. one instrument, a seismometer, will pick up signals from martian earthquakes, or marsquakes. unlike previous missions, the most recent missions have been looking for water and habitability.
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this particular one is looking at how the planet itself is made up, how it is built. earth and mars formed at the same time, probably by similar processes, so this mission could also shed light on why the two planets are so different. beyond a trip to mars, scientists say this is a mission to our solar system's past. peering beneath mars‘ surface could also help us understand how earth, the moon and even distant exoplanets around other stars evolved. victoria gill, bbc news. there've been a series of earthquakes in hawaii, including the most powerful tremor to hit the state in over a0 years. the epicentre was beneath the erupting volcano, mount kilauea. the 6.9 magnitude quake sent people fleeing from buildings and briefly cut power supplies. residents are taking shelter from ash, toxic gas and lava flows. charlotte gallagher reports. a ribbon of thick lava snakes through the suburban streets and forests, the molten liquid destroying everything in its path. lava has been surging across the island since thursday, sometimes shooting up to 100 feet in the air.
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it was really smoking bad, you could smell it in the air. we're going to get cut off is what i think‘s going to happen. residents rushed to flee their homes, grabbing what they could. it broke out right down the hill from our house, i smelt it and iran to the corner and that's when i ran into a military officer that told me that it's smoking and, sure as heck enough, i take the turn, and one of my favourite streets, at least, was on fire. 1,700 people have been ordered to evacuate. those who refuse have been warned no one will rescue them because of the toxic smoke suffocating the area. these deep cracks have appeared on roads and streets. residents say it felt like a giant snake was moving under their houses. you can feel the heat coming from the ground.
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yeah, there's heat coming up out of there. there's lava under there. this is where the lava is coming from. the kilauea volcano. normally tourists can go right up to the rim. today it's only safe viewed from the air. much of the landscape is now scorched earth with homes, businesses and forests destroyed. charlotte gallagher, bbc news. with all the sport — here's mike bushell at the bbc sport centre. good afternoon. thank you. a record crowd of over 40,000 is expected at wembley over the next few hours ahead of the women's fa cup final. it's a london derby between arsenal and chelsea asjo currie reports. the decision to move the women's fa cup final to the home of football four years ago is certainly paying
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off. in 2013 less than 5000 fans turned up to watch at doncaster‘s keepmoat stadium but since relocating here crowds have not dipped below 30,000 people. this yea r‘s dipped below 30,000 people. this year's showpiece is expected to be the biggest yet, though with over 40,000 tickets already sold. on the dedications it takes some time to get control of your emotions to be able to do what he do on the training pitch, to be able to do the same the matter where you are and how many people are watching. it's not just the crown how many people are watching. it's notjust the crown back how many people are watching. it's not just the crown back and how many people are watching. it's notjust the crown back and make history today. arsenal are looking to claim a record 15th title. commentator: what a fantastic goal from carter. against the team they beatin from carter. against the team they beat in 2016, chelsea. from carter. against the team they beat in 2016, chelsealj from carter. against the team they beat in 2016, chelsea. i can't even put into words what it felt like to win, i don't know if it was because it was chelsea, winning at wembley or accommodation of everything. arsenal— chelsea is always a big game, always expect drama. today's showpiece event comes at the end of
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another encouraging 12 months in the women's game. england reached the last four of euro 2017, pointed phil neville as their new manager and choo english teams made it to the semifinals of the champions league. there is now even a women's only subbuteo set. it is something i played with as a young person but it was the men's set so to have the women's version launching just before the fa cup final shows how much the women's game is growing. whether it is a flick, flu or a fine finish, whoever wins the trophy later will do so in front of the biggest crowd the women's has ever seen. i can tell you subbuteo is not actually as easy as it looks. but for the record crowd expected later this here they will enjoy this glorious weather set to last all of this afternoon and this evening. we are here quite early outside wembley are here quite early outside wembley a few hours before kick—off but already plenty of fans milling around wearing replica chelsea and arsenal shirts, picking up the last minute tickets and they want to be
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pa rt minute tickets and they want to be part of the record crowd. if you can't make it to wembley, don't worry, we have the match full on bbc one and on 5 live. kick—off is at 5:30pm here. looks perfect, thank you very much indeed. stoke city are playing for their premier league survival, against crystal palace this lunchtime. stoke have to win or else they will be relegated to the championship. it's currently goalless approaching half time. both teams with chances so far but still goalless. meanwhile in scotland dundee are on course to guarantee their premiership status. they are one up against fellow struggles hamilton. kevin holt with the goal. in the world snooker championship, barry hawkins leads two—time world champion mark williams 13—11 in their semifinal match. hawkins made 133 to clinch his 12th frame, with his ninth century of the world championship, to restore his two—frame advantage. but williams hit back with a century of his own, winning the frame in one break
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to reduce the gap to one, in their best of 33 frames match. hawkins claimed the final frame and needs just four more this evening to book his place in the final. it is the first to 17. that's all the sport for now. mike bushell, thank you very much. that's all for now. the next news on bbc one is at 4:10pm. hello. you're watching the bbc news channel. let's return to our main story this afternoon. more details have emerged about how jamie acourt, one of britain's most wanted fugitives, managed to evade detection for two years before being arrested yesterday in spain. steve reynolds, from the national crime agency, says mr acourt was detained as part of a long—running operation with spanish police.
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he has been a fugitive from british justice for some time and we've been trying to find him for a considerable amount of time, together with our partners in spain, the spanish national police and the metropolitan police. the metropolitan police. the metropolitan police. the metropolitan police have an outstanding case against him, a drug supply offence. and he was on our list for top fugitives that we are working with, crimestoppers and the spanish national police to try and track people like him down. we were conducting an operation with the spanish national police for some considerable time. that came to fruition yesterday with his arrest in barcelona. so it would have been a surveillance operation over a long period before you felt you were in a position to actually affect an arrest? well, yes. we would have obviously affected and arrested as soon as he was positively identified, which took yesterday outside the gym that
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we have heard about in barcelona. the density was a key issue. you've got to get the right person. what kind of direct involvement do officers have? do they go out and work with their spanish colleagues is it something you have to effectively direct their activities? well, we work extremely closely with the spanish authorities but mca officers have no operational powers in foreign countries. so we do it through sharing intelligence and liaising with them very, very closely. but it is a slightly more backroom role. at the spanish national police that affected the arrest and that is how we operate. and what happens now? is this the end of your involvement or are you involved in the process of trying to get him but back to this country? this is under a european arrest warrant which is designed to be a speedy process and we hope that it will be. so we as the nca will help to facilitate that along with the metropolitan police but it is their case. we will now hand him over into their custody. and the court case, that he is
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facing, will take place. presumably there are the kind of issues that sometimes arise in different jurisdictions were, you know, a particular crime is not recognised in one country and therefore judges say, well, we're not sure we can extradite for this. presumably here we're talking about allegations that would be recognised by spanish course just as they would by courts here. this is a drug trafficking offence. it will be recognised by the spanish courts. and under the european arrest warrant system it should be a fairly speedy process. and in terms of other cases that you are pursuing, what sort of numbers of people you kind of looking for in spain? how big an operation is this? i appreciate that he is just one case, one particular case. presumably we are talking about were accused of all sorts of activities. exactly. our campaign is working with crimestoppers and the spanish authorities and has been going on for 12 years. we have names 96 fugitives of which we have cost 91.
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there are a number of fugitives still outstanding so it is still a place where people think they can hide among, for example, the british expat community. and we are after them. this is a question for the future, almost. it might bea question for the future, almost. it might be a difficult one for you to a nswer might be a difficult one for you to answer but do think there are people who think actually now, particularly with brexit happening, maybe different and it will be easier for us different and it will be easier for us to hide in european countries thanit us to hide in european countries than it is now? to think that would be a mistake. we have an extremely strong partnership throughout europe and whatever brexit brings, and it will affect some of the mechanisms that we can currently use under the eu, and that will be subject to negotiations. whatever mechanisms we have we will be using those to the full extent of the law and using extremely strong partnerships across europe to ensure there are no safe havens and fugitives would be safe from justice either in europe or in the uk. a 17—year—old boy is being questioned by police after a woman was attacked with an electric drill in strabane in northern ireland.
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the 38—year—old victim suffered a "very serious" head injury and is in a critical but stable condition in hospital. police are appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened in the early hours of this morning. police in paris are deploying in large numbers, for mass protests called ahead of the anniversary of president emmanuel macron‘s inauguration. authorities are hoping to avoid a repeat of the violence and damage that scarred may day protests in paris earlier this week. let's talk to our correspondent in paris, hugh schofield. give us the background to these protests. why a re give us the background to these protests. why are people taking to the streets? well, we've seen the last weeks a series of protests about the railways. the railway workers protesting against his planned reform of that. we have seen the
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stu d e nts reform of that. we have seen the students staging sit ins at universities against his planned reforms of the university system where he is trying to introduce a certain amount of selection. they have of strikes and air france, hospitals and the justice system. there are many sectors of the french economy, disgruntlement. there are many sectors of the french economy, disgru ntlement. and there are many sectors of the french economy, disgruntlement. and we've seen demonstrations in support of those causes fairly regularly. what is happening today is an attempt to bring it all together. it is the initiative of a young man who was one of the leading lights of the far left group in parliament who wants to try to harness what he would see as the latent energy against the government across different parts of the working classes. bring it all together and have a big demonstration today which would be a catchall for all this. more broadly the raise the tempo from him and his supporters on the far left to want to challenge the government, to force into changes direction and
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show that there is in the country a big, big majority against what he's doing. i would say that this attempt has failed so far. there are sectoral disputes and there is disgruntlement and unhappiness among many people. that is clear. but i don't attacked this having the kind of affect or comment: lessing affect that it would need to you if bit was really to mount a challenge to macron. there is unhappiness and they will see many, many people on they will see many, many people on the street were protesting against what they would see as his policies in favour of the rich. the macron administration is in a safe place at the moment as he pushes on with his very rapid and compounds of programme of reforms. we're just cut away from the shots previously. are those who support
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him confident that he won't blink in the way previous presidents have done? i think they are, i would say. his supporters are confident of that. i mean, time will tell. but there are so mean, time will tell. but there are so many things that work in his favour. the primary of which is that he's doing what he said he would do. which is not what any previous president has done. although changes are things which denounced quite clearly —— which he announced. he has a solid majority in parliament. the main parties were the normal opposition and would be his opposition and would be his opposition on the left and right, the socialists and they are themselves terribly divided with some people particularly on the right who broadly support what he's doing. the opposition, political opposition as we're seeing here is led by the far left and of course, thatis led by the far left and of course, that is quite useful for him. if you did say the only alternative to me
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is the far left then, you know, for most of you i am the obvious choice. the resistance i was there across the country not of pleasure at his reforms but the feeling of inevitability of his reforms and a sense that this is a crunch moment in the country's history. we're going to see a lot of opposition. these demonstrations are not insignificant. they represent a big body of opinion who are buried much mindful of the fact that macron was elected only because he was up against the far right etc. they represent a force in milan but don't sense that they have the momentum behind them at all. thank you. up to one in five children in the uk have been exposed to domestic abuse at home, according to figures from the nspcc. now a new project between the police and schools, means that teachers are alerted to any incident that involves violence, so that children receive support. headteachers want the project to be compulsory. our education correspondent elaine dunkley has more. he would storm off shouting and slam
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the door and i would flinch, and i would check on the children. they would be hiding in their rooms. for years, this mother and children suffered domestic abuse. like many, she kept secret. before the school knew, a couple of times i had sent them into the school upset and had to tell the teacher, it has been a rushed morning and been difficult at home, and that is all i said. but that has changed thanks to operation encompass, a phone call by police that alerts teachers and to an incident of domestic violence. how important was that first call from the teacher? it felt life—changing to me when i made the decision to be open and poured out my heart. i often said to the children if we had a difficult weekend or were feeling sad, i would often say, you can talk to your teachers, that is a safe place, they don't have to tell mummy or daddy —
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that was reassuring to me. operation encompass was set up in plymouth by this headteacher elizabeth and her husband david, a former police sergeant. she was frustrated that often teachers were not notified of incidents of domestic abuse until months later. i know before that child even steps through from the pavement into the school gates, it means we are prepared. there is no point sitting them on the carpet and saying, "we're going to learn about adverbs today," when they are anxious about what's happening at home, anxious about going home. the first thing we need to do as a school is make sure that child is in the right physical and emotional state to access their learning during the school day. it is estimated that one in five children have been exposed to domestic abuse in the uk, and 130,000 children live in households where there is violence and high risk domestic abuse. the 33 police forces that are part of operation encompass make
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on average 1500 calls a day. something as simple as a phone call has changed the lives of many children, but operation encompass has also shown that there is scope to do much more. the next step would be to look at how we can expand to cover other types of environments. it could be early learning settings such as nursery or child care environments, to make sure we are not excluding those groups of children from the protection that this scheme offers. headteachers are calling for operation encompass to be compulsory for all schools and police forces in england and wales. a conversation which means children don't have to suffer in silence. the russian opposition politician alexei navalny has been detained after leading what he says are nationwide protests against vladimir putin's re—election as president. mr navalny, who was banned from running against mr putin after being convicted of corruption,
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has accused the president of behaving like a craven old man, who thinks he's a tsar — or emperor. russian police are reported to have made several arrests. this is the scene moscow little while ago when riot police moved in and detained a number of those protesting in the city. he has a p pa re ntly protesting in the city. he has apparently said that the protests are taking place elsewhere as well. following mr putin's re—election as president, which has meant that he has been in office either in president or prime minister for almost 20 years now. president or prime minister for almost 20 years now. it's lift off on nasa's latest mission to mars. five, four, three, two, one. zero. zero. a rocket blasted off from an air force base in california within the past hour — carrying a probe
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which is designed to help scientists find out about what's inside mars, beneath its crust. the insight mission will test for tremors known as ‘marsquakes‘. sue home is head of the space exploration programme at the uk space agency, and explained why this project is so exciting. it is an important one because it is a first. it is the first time we will have looked at what the interior of mars is like. to understand that the call, and we believe the core is now solid because mars does not have a magnetosphere. in the past it has had a magnetosphere and the magnetic field would have been protecting the planet in the past but now morris
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has a harsh radiation environment so knowing the history of the planet, we can work out when they may have been conditioned that could have supported life. it also allows us to understand planets around other solar systems. and understand how many of those may be able to sustain life. i heard someone be able to sustain life. i heard someone this morning saying that, you know, since mars had once been like our own planet, don't know if thatis like our own planet, don't know if that is a view you would agree with. but if that is the case are we moving towards an understanding of how planets form, evolve and then dying, and then to that information actually help us to understand what is the long—term prognosis for own planet? yes. as we said with this one, understanding the interior is critical. that will allow us to work out how mars evolves. it was like earth in the past. there is evidence of large amounts of water. so it is
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giving us an understanding of how planets evolve, what the size means, what they are fond of and have changed their evolution. how long will this take? well, the mission will arrive on the of november this year so that'll be another period of fear for me. and they will hopefully get 10—20 as quakes each year. the mission will last for two years. so it will be around 2020 when we really get a fuller understanding. a giant bronze statue of the communist philosopher, karl marx, has been unveiled in the german town of trier, where he was born. the installation — a gift from china — marks the two— hundredth anniversary of marx's birth. the european commission president, jean—claude juncker was among those invited to speak at the unveiling. demonstrators heckled the ceremony.
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let's ta ke let's take a look at the weather prospects. more importantly, phil is that the map. you are smiling. it is good news, isn't it? yes. i was tempted to sound like a politician and obfuscate slightly but it is. it looks glorious. i'm only saying that because in that attempt to be really inclusive, it is not like it everywhere. anywhere around by the irish sea coast, it is around by the irish sea coast, it is a wee bit streaky. and a few are too far away towards the north—western quarter of scotland here you have your own weather front of intent with. anthony mcleod, 12—14. a full on sunshine as many of you will enjoy. watch out for the strength of that at this time of year, of course it could be well on into the low 20s. it could be well on into the low 205. a it could be well on into the low 20s. a few are stepping up as even, not a great feel changes by any means at all. and then as get on into sunday, you see that it is
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pretty much all the same again. irish sea coast just pretty much all the same again. irish sea coastjust a wee bit strea ky. irish sea coastjust a wee bit streaky. so to that north—western quarter and again on back already mandated a similar sort of combination. top temperature in the south—east by then 26 or 27. this is bbc news. our latest headlines... jamie acourt, one of the original suspects in the murder of stephen lawrence, is arrested in spain on drugs charges. he'll appear before a judge today. donald trump criticises the level of knife crime in london, comparing one of the capital's hospitals to a war zone. they say it is as bad as a military war zone hospital. knives, knives, knives... an erupting volcano in hawaii triggers earthquakes, including the most powerful tremor to hit the state since 1975. nasa has launched its latest probe to mars. it plans to map the red
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planet's interior and listen for tremors — or marsquakes. now on bbc news, it's time for bbc scotland investigates, which looks at the series of crises to have hit police scotland

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