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this is bbc news. i'm reeta chakrabarti. the headlines at seven. a breach of data at the marriott international hotel chain's starwood division, 500 million guests have their personal details compromised. there are now multiple investigations in the united states. to find out what has been taken and how. theresa may calls on mps to deliver on the brexit referendum but doesn't rule out another commons vote if they reject her deal the first time round. the prime minister is at the 620 summit of world leaders in argentina, where global tensions are dominating the meeting. elsewhere, there's an enthusiastic greeting between president putin and the saudi crown prince, suspected of ordering the murder of a journalist. and you've heard of high school musical but filmmakers in scotland
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have created a zombie musical, set in a high school at christmas. one of the world's biggest hotel groups, marriott international, says hackers have managed to gain access to the personal details of half a billion guests. the reservations‘ data base for its starwood division, which includes sheraton and le meridien, has been breached for the past four years. names, addresses, dates of birth, as well as passport numbers and credit card details are thought to have been exposed. our business correspondent simon gompertz is outside one of the hotels within the group. just learners through who has been
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affected. —— just run us. just learners through who has been affected. -- just run us. the sheraton is one of the brands, luxury hotel across the world and there are many others including le meridien, st regis, w hotels, westin, to name a few. most of the world's luxury hotels. but not at the marriott land itself although thatis the marriott land itself although that is the name of the group. they have a separate booking system. it has happened over four years have a separate booking system. it has happened overfour years from 2014 when it was discovered the middle of december. —— middle of september. those are people affected. for some of them it might have been just their names but most of the hundreds of millions, multiple pieces of information. addresses, e—mailaddresses, telephone numbers, passport details, travel details and crucially, credit
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ca rd travel details and crucially, credit card numbers and the date on the credit card that is crucial for identifying. although those details we re identifying. although those details were encrypted it seems as though the lock that get through the encryption may also have been stolen. that is both peoples details at risk. the scale of this hack and the sort of information that has been obtained is staggering. what is likely to happen to the marriott group as a result? it is one of the worst data breaches of this sort. there was one at yahoo which was even worse, around 3 billion accounts affected there. this is second to that. it is an indicator that hotels are particularly vulnerable, they do demand a lot of information from their guests when they arrive or when they book and then they hold onto it. that is vulnerable to being taken. the scale of this, the time
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that it has taken, the number of people affected, the quantity of information means the consequences for marriott are likely to be serious. the new york attorney general has announced an investigation. the investigating commission is investigating. they confine companies millions of pounds. although the marriott has said it regrets what has gone on, it'll do its best to help customers. it is sending out e—mails today to the ones they think will be affected. the consequences for the company could be many thanks, simon. joseph carson is is the chief security scientist at thycotic, he joins us from dublin. thanks very much indeed forjoining us. this is really an enormous come enormous database that has happened. how rare is something of this scale? the rarity is quite significant. if
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we look at some of the data breaches over the last couple of years, only few have reached 500 million and above. the more notable yahoo preached a few years ago but that contained some basic information regarding account information. the one that is significant in this case is the type of data stolen which is much more sensitive and can be abused. this time of case is moreira in regards to the type of information stolen. —— is more rare. that is crucial, things like credit ca rd that is crucial, things like credit card information will be encrypted but if they have the key to it then it is no longer safe. that is correct. the significance is using the requirement for organisations who take credit card information requires that have encrypted data. when the attackers can gain access
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to the decryption they can abuse it further. the information stolen here, and you consider the size of it as well, 15% of the internet users, the global internet users, 15% have been impacted by this breach. the attackers can use this data for either identity theft or financial fraud. it can have an impact on people's lives and social lives. it is staggering when you put it in those terms. while this hack is remarkable for the scale of it, we've had several over the past few yea rs we've had several over the past few years where major organisations have confessed to this having happened to them. why does it keep happening? are organisations is protecting themselves well enough? the organisations i going down this path of traditional security where they assume as long as they have a protective perimeter, the data is safe. time and time again what has
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been happening is they have occurred for many years, the attackers have gained access to approved authorised credentials. this bypasses security controls they have in place. the big mistake they do is they are not doing the risking of that data internally. they end up having the data centralised in one big database and it means once you have access to that, you've got access to the whole information. this is the crucial mistake many organisations make. many did the risking the data themselves and making sure they keep contact information separately from credit card information, and separate from passport details, date of birth and so far. they need to be risk those other organisations are more focused on the collection of data rather than the risk of that. 0k, where going to have to leave it
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there. thank you very much indeed. theresa may has refused to rule out another commons vote on her brexit deal if mps reject it the first time. the pm said she thought she could win the vote on 11th december despite dozens of tory mps being against the deal. donald tusk, the president of the european council, has warned that the deal negotiated by mrs may is the best one possible. speaking at the g20 summit in argentina, which is also being attended by mrs may, he added that the only alternatives were no deal, or no brexit. 0ur political editor laura kuenssberg reports from the summit. theresa may, prime minister of the united kingdom. a solitary moment. world leaders can't help theresa may much. the mps whose minds she needs to change are thousands of miles away, but is the prime minister on the edge of her undoing, with dozens of tories committed to reject her brexit compromise? i think people should remember that we gave the vote to the british people, as to whether or not to leave the european union. people voted for brexit, and i think it's up to us to deliver brexit.
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the message i get from members of the public is that they want the government to do that. they want us to deliver brexit. prime minister, you know very well, it is your colleagues who make the difference here, and you have not been able to get them all on board. just to be clear, do you still think you have a chance of winning this vote? i am still working to ensure that when we come to the vote on the 11th of december, mps... this is a really important moment for us, and i think it's important for us all to be thinking of the national interest. but one of the many reasons why some of your own colleagues don't like this deal is dating some of the claims you've made about it are misleading. you say it gives us all control of our laws, but there will still be a big role for the european court. you've said there are guarantees in there own trade and fishing but you know very well many of those things are in the political declaration — they are not things that are guaranteed for the future. some people think you're being misleading about what you've agreed. there's nothing misleading about what we've agreed. first of all, the political declaration is very clear. we will have an independent trade policy.
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we are also very clear that there is not going to be a long—standing role for the european court ofjustice, in having jurisdiction in the united kingdom. if your vote falls, would you rule out holding a second vote in parliament on your deal? i'm focused on the vote that is taking place on december the 11th, and i want everybody who is going to participate, all members of parliament, to focus on what there is a vote does. but you're not ruling out a second vote? i'm focusing on the vote in two weeks' time. even here, the eu's still clear, right now, there's nothing else on offer. if the vote falls, they wouldn't magically get back round the table to save her. a few days before the vote in the house of commons, it is becoming more and more clear that this deal is the best possible. in fact, the only possible one. theresa may, if that vote falls, will you still be prime minister in a fortnight‘s time? what i'm doing is focusing on that vote, because this is not about me or any individual
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member of parliament... it is about you, theresa may. this is your deal. you are the leader of the country. don't you think the public want to know, maybe have a right to know what your plans are, if your deal is rejected by mps? what i think the public want to know is that every member of parliament is going to put the national interest first, is going to put the interests of their constituents at the forefront of their thinking, and is going to put the importance of delivering on the brexit vote for the british people at the forefront of their thinking too. things have changed. it's not now the eu theresa may has to win over, powerful world leaders are not who she needs right now — it's at home theresa may is on the hunt for reliable friends. meanwhile, as world leaders gather at the g20 summit, president putin and the saudi crown prince, suspected of ordering the murder of the journalist jamal khasoggi, high fived as they took their seats. donald trump appeared to snub the russian president though over russia's seizure of three
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ukrainian ships last week. and new details have emerged about his commercial interests in russia during the presidential campaign. 0ur north america editor, jon sopel is at the g20 and sent this report. it's not the most catchy acronym but the usmca, or the united states mexico canada agreement, shows that donald the disruptor. .. this has been a battle. ..can also be donald the builder. the usmca is the largest, most significant, modern and balanced trade agreement in history. all of our countries will benefit greatly. it is probably the largest trade deal ever made also. but his protectionist "america first" instincts are causing deep unease, and though they were all smiles, listen to the words of the canadian prime minister... make no mistake — we will stand up for our workers and fight for their families and their communities. and, donald, it's all the more reason why we need to keep working to remove the tariffs on steel
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and aluminium between our countries. the key meeting of this g20 will take place tomorrow evening, when most of the other world leaders are already on their way home. with donald trump threatening further tariffs against the chinese, meeting with president xi is absolutely critical. it's no exaggeration that the future direction of the global economy could be decided at the meeting. one person he won't be meeting is vladimir putin, ostensibly over russia's seizing of three ukrainian vessels and ukrainian sailors. but the investigation into donald trump's links with moscow in the run—up to the election has ta ken another twist. in court yesterday his long—term personal lawyer and mr fix—it, michael cohen, revealed that for far longer than previously stated his boss was looking to build a trump tower in moscow. today from the president, a grudging acknowledgement that was true. and look at the body language here,
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as no eye contact is made between the american and russian presidents. the one person who did seem happy, almost overjoyed, to see vladimir putin, was the saudi leader mohammad bin salman. he's looking to rebuild his reputation after the brutal murder of jamal khashoggi. but donald trump won't to see him, and a number of other world leaders have declined meetings too. the young saudi prince is discovering what people in this city in particular have known for a long time — it takes two to tango. jon sopel, bbc news, buenos aires. in a moment we'll talk to tristen naylor at the london school let's speak to our south america correspondent, katy watson, who is in downtown buenos aires where protests are taking place. protest a nd
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protest and summits go hand—in—hand. talk is through how big this one is. there are thousands of people here on the widest avenue in the world. they are headed towards congress, there are seven different protest groups who will meet in congress in just an hour or two. yes, protests area big just an hour or two. yes, protests are a big thing 4020 meetings, they go hand—in—hand. but it is also particularly angry and frustrating here in ad tina because the president himself is facing a lot of frustration back home. the country is in an economic crisis, inflation is in an economic crisis, inflation is 40%, the county has had to take a massive loan from the imf and that has angered a lot of argentinians. we seeing a lot of people who feel that you 20 don't have a place here, they don't care for the majority,
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they don't care for the majority, the pool and the marginalised, and people who feel the imf should be going. what we are seeing are different social groups, trade unions, movements, people who don't wa nt to unions, movements, people who don't want to see the details each year in buenos aires. it looks completely peaceful from what we can see because previous summits have been marred by violence, haven't they. but at the moment looking at the scene behind you, it looks peaceful. that's right. it has been declared a national holiday here, the authorities have asked that people in buenos aires leave the city if they can. then more than 20,000 police on the streets. this is a big issue authorities here. they aren't taking any risks. the street here have been shut down in the past few days. it is difficult to get access across the city. as i said, the
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authorities are not taking any risks. but it is early days. the protest had only just risks. but it is early days. the protest had onlyjust started. we will be watching it and see how it is going. many thanks. thanks adjoining is a bbc news. so many things to discuss. let's start with china and look ahead to president xijinping's meeting with china and look ahead to president xi jinping's meeting with president's term. how likely do you think an agreement can be made there on trade? there's still quite far apart in terms of negotiations between china and the united states. all signs we have been seeing so far suggest we are more likely not to get an agreement. the one thing that is
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predictable about the american president is that he is unpredictable. it remains to be seen, maybe he will surprise but i think it is unlikely there will be a big breakthrough tomorrow. what do you think of the sort of body language we have seen at their meeting today? the high between president putin and the saudi crown prince and the lack of eye contact between president putin and president trump. i was watching it as the leaders we re i was watching it as the leaders were coming into the summit and it was really quite stark. first, mohammed bin salman came into the chamber, sat down and nobody going up chamber, sat down and nobody going up and speaking with him. then president putin walking in and the two of them greeting each other warmly to say the least. it was a performance for everybody else in that room. it is very deliberate. i've been watching the summits for ten years and i've never seen anything like it. fascinating. do
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you think this year is particularly intense, particularly divided? unquestionably. it is a peculiar year because there are so many different issues at the top of the agenda. so many flash points. whether it be yemen orjamal khashoggi, whether it be crimea and ukraine, bearded trade was between the united states and china. and even the united states and its close allies and the political situation in argentina. that is so much going on on the sidelines, it really is an extraordinary year. given that, can we expect there to be a statement at the end of the it communicate or is that not necessarily a given if can't it isn't a given, it has never happened as one of these summits.
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right now, what i'm hearing is this could be the first where there is no communique because the parties, the parties are so far apart from the others. it would be a failure of the 620 not just others. it would be a failure of the gzo notjust for others. it would be a failure of the 620 not just for those around the table but more so because of the signal it sends to the rest of the world, to everybody not here in buenos aires, if the top 20 economies of the world can't agree on fundamental things it sends a strong signal that all is not well in the world. i was reading earlier today somebody saying that the rise of more nationalistic leaders has made summits like the g20 less significant because leaders are much more looking after their own countries interests than being interested in international
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cooperation. what you think of that? well, one could make that argument for international summit writ large even before this pleasant terms that we see across the world, turn, a lurch towards nationalism. what we see unquestionably is the 620 right now being used as a stage upon which one can, a leader can perform for his or her domestic audience. whether or not that is different from years past as a matter of debate. what i think is different now is this move towards nationalist leaders means there is far less likelihood of reaching agreement at the global level. that is a dangerous thing. 0k, where going to have to leave it there. many thanks indeed. millions of rail passengers will be paying more for their tickets from january with fares rising by an average of 3.1 percent.
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about 40% of fares, including season tickets, will be affected. the rise comes after a year of timetable chaos, strikes and delays on some parts of the network. sophie long reports. sorry for the cramped conditions on board today... chaos and cancellations as services were scrapped in the summer. govia thameslink had to apologise for the fiasco that followed the introduction of its new timetable. autumn brought more disruption. passengers were stranded, after a test train damaged power cables. and yet, as winter arrives, commuters are told theirjourneys will cost more next year. so, how will the average rise ofjust over 3% affect ticket prices? well, an annual season ticket from brighton to london will go up by nearly £150. if you're travelling between manchester and liverpool, you'll be paying £100 more, while tweedbank to edinburgh will be £88 more expensive from january 2nd next year. the hike didn't go down well with customers on the buxton
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to manchester line. they left notes for northern rail, saying overcrowding and cancellations meant services aren't worth the prices they're paying at the moment — let alone more. but the organisation that represents the train companies says the revenue will be invested in the railways. no one wants to pay extra for their fares, but what do these fare increases cover? the day—to—day running of the railways, which allows billions of extra money to be focused on investment. new stations, new carriages and extra services. so, how's that going down with passengers? i think it's already very expensive, so, i'm already trying to control how much i use it. the trains are normally late. the trains are usually dead busy, i never get a seat. it's too much money, isn't it? for a very bad service? if the fares don't go up, you won't get the investment. it's as simple as that, really. the costs go up, and what do you want? do you want a situation where the networkjust declines gradually?
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the industry is promising a more comfortable and more reliable ride on thousands of new services from 2021. but that's cold comfort for passengers who've called for fares to be frozen, fed up with feeling the pain of paying higher prices before they see the improvements. sophie long with that report a 4—year—old girl has been praised for making a 999 call that saved her mother's life. kaitlyn wright rang the emergency services when she was at home with her mother charlene, who was having multiple seizures. today kaitlyn met the 999 call handler who spoke to her on the phone and was commended for her calm and bravery. 0ur correspondent fiona lamdin was there. they've spoken on the phone before... hello, kaitlyn. and i said, "is she awake?" but this is the first time this unlikely team meet face—to—face. you live down a hill. yes. when four—year—old kaitlyn dialled
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999, it was jess who answered her call. she is a superstar. i was the proudest mum in the world, that she'd done that for me. it just shows that she listens. she's brave and she's confident which is good. but i didn't think she'd do it. kaitlyn's mum has fibromyalgia and is in constant pain. she can have up to 40 seizures a week so they made sure their little girl knew what to do. we practised with her on a pretend phone, with kaitlyn. a dog and a kitten, 0k.
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when mummy was really poorly, what did you do? can you show me. i called 999, green button. it's never too young to teach them. it's just showing them three little buttons and pressing the green one. make a game of it like we did. she saved charlene's life. if she hadn't have been there and done that, she might not be sat here today. and, yeah. fiona lamdin, bbc news. hard to follow that really. now it's time for a look at the weather with tomasz schafernaker. we will get some sunshine but there's a bit of rain in the forecast as well. it is reaching south—western part of the uk during the course tonight, by the end of the course tonight, by the end of the night it is wet across the west country, wales, simmering getting into northern ireland as well. part
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of the midlands. not a pleasant start of the day, towards the south—west. bahrain will sweep across the southern half of the uk during saturday morning. —— that rain. look at that, by the time we get a lunchtime many areas are brightening up so the second half of the day tomorrow is looking a lot better. all the while in the north, we will have sunshine in scotland and it'll be quite chilly. 0n we will have sunshine in scotland and it'll be quite chilly. on sunday in the morning, we will see bands of sweeping across the country. it is generally going to be an unsettled day on sunday, further showers on the way and temperatures there not too bad in the south. this is bbc news. the headlines. hackers have managed to access
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details of half a billion gas of marriott international. theresa may has refused to rule out another commons vote on her brexit deal if mps reject it. she believes she can win the vote. she is at the g20 summit in buenos aires where deep divisions have overshadowed the meeting. and a zookeeper in the west midlands is facing disciplinary action after a snow leopard got out of its enclosure and was shot dead. ukraine is banning russian men aged between 16 and 60 from entering the country. it's comes amid rising tension between the two countries — after russia seized three ukrainian naval vessels off the coast of crimea. ukraine has already declared martial law, and it's now banning russian men of fighting age to prevent what it calls the formation of ‘private armies.‘ richard lister reports. another day of exercises for these ukrainian troops amid growing fears of a russian invasion.
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kiev has already imposed martial law in these border regions. now the ukraine president has banned russian men of fighting age from crossing into the country. translation: these measures are to block the russian federation from forming private armies here under the leadership of the russian armed forces and to prevent them from carrying out operations like those we saw in 2014. when russia annexed ukraine's crimean peninsula four years ago, it was these russian militia men in unmarked fatigues who led the way. they quickly took over the airport and other key sites. ukraine sees last week's clashes in the kerch strait when russia seized three ukrainian vessels and their crews as the first steps to another russian land grab. but moscow accuses kyiv of overreacting. translation: i think it would be very scary if anyone tried to mirror the decisions taken in ukraine. this would be madness.
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what has happened there is the result of a dysfunctional government. kiev wants nato to patrol this stretch of water between russia and ukraine. ukraine's allies are wary of inflaming tensions further but the eu has signalled today that it is likely to extend sanctions against russia later this month. richard lister, bbc news. and of course the heightened tensions between russia and moscow come as the g20 leaders are meeting in buenos aires. 0ur moscow correspondent, steve rosenberg has travelled with president putin to the summit and joins us from there. listening to that report it is the issue of ukraine that has prompted resident tramp to cancel his scheduled meeting with president putin. how is that gone down? like a lead balloon really with the
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russians. the official response from the kremlin as we regret the donald trump has cancel this meeting although that are plenty of other people that president putin to meet. i think there is a great deal of disappointment in the russian delegation. to begin with, a meeting with the american president is a matter of status for a russian president, it is a reminder to the russians that they are a great power and are sitting at the top table of global politics in deciding the big issues in the world of the united states will stop if that is not happening it makes the russians feel bad. that is another reason the russian disappointed. they have had high hopes for donald trump. they have been waiting for president trump to kick—sta rt have been waiting for president trump to kick—start us american russian relations and perhaps recognise crimea as part of russia and move nato troops back from russia's borders. that is not
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happened in the two years donald trump has been in power. the russians are getting impatient and understand donald trump has domestic issues such as the russia investigation swelling over his head but they want to sit down and get moving on improving the relationship with washington. what do you make of that high five, very ostentatious high five between president putin and the saudi arabian crown prince? what is that signal? you don't often see vladimir putin greeting another world leader with such warmth. it was a really warm greeting and was laughter and a warm handshake. i think vladimir putin is sending a message to the rest of the world that russia has other friends. russia has lots of friends. it is also a sign that moscow sees an opportunity here. while saudi arabia is coming under intense pressure
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from western governments, russia sees an opportunity here to boost its relationship with saudi arabia in terms of economic relations and trade and political relationships. vladimir putin is a pragmatist who is not tied by the shackles of ideology or morality some would say. so when he sees an opportunity to boost russian interest he takes it. good to talk to, many thanks. a keeper at a zoo in the west midlands is facing disciplinary action, after a snow leopard got out of its enclosure and was shot dead. the incident took place on 23rd of october at dudley zoo, around five o'clock when visitors had left the site. the zoo said that in the interests of public safety, the decision was taken to shoot the big cat, rather than attempt to tranquillize it. ben sidwell sent us this report from dudley. the eight—year—old alongside the
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three—year—old getting used to their brand—new enclosure earlier this year. these pictures from the website at dudley zoo shows that habitual creature he was. —— what a beautiful creature. after the sooner closed until the 23rd at keeper left the door to his enclosure open and the door to his enclosure open and the snow leopard skin. after attempt reca ptu re the snow leopard skin. after attempt recapture failed the decision was taken to shoot him. as you said it was the decision of the vet to shoot and not tranquiliser leopard. the fear was those drugs would take too long to work. he was by and you did —— a wooded area and the nature snow leopards climb trees and their fear was he might end up attacking an aduu was he might end up attacking an adult or a child. public safety was paramount survey had to take the decision to kill them. one expert believes that was a terrible mistake. there was no people in the
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zoo mistake. there was no people in the zoo and the zoo was closed up in the confines of the zoo they could surrender the animal and use the tranquiliser gun. i figured with the easy option out. it seems to be quite a policy these to take rather than take a second look at it is to suit the animal. —— shoot the animal. the zoo is close to the town centre with the town hall and main shopping centre around have a mile away. people and only today felt he shouldn't been killed. it seems a bit extreme to be honest. you can tranquiliser and that is fine but shooting to kill is something com pletely shooting to kill is something completely different. he escaped, you get them back into the back river were supposed to be. you don't kill them because they are scared. it is horrible. to think about animal being killed. dudley zoo says animal being killed. dudley zoo says a full disciplinary investigation is taking place but a stringent review
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of all zoo safety. sadly that has come too late to save the snow leopard. it may sound like an unlikely mix — a zombie musical set in a high school at christmas — but the scottish filmmakers behind anna and the apocalypse mayjust have a hit on their hands. the film — released tomorrow — has already won a string of awards at festivals across the world. 0ur arts correspondent pauline mclean reports. and be warned — it's a zombie film — so cover your eyes if you're squeamish. reports of mass infection continue to come in through the world. you could describe it as a zomcom musical as teenager anna battles her way through a less than ordinary day at school and a full on zombie apocalypse. it is quite a fine and charming film that has some real serious messages and undertones and is all about kids dealing with death
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and coming—of—age. is all about kids dealing with death and coming-of-age. the film has won and coming-of-age. the film has won a string of awards and a bafta nomination. and for ella hunt who plays and it was a dream role.|j nomination. and for ella hunt who plays and it was a dream role. i was on the lookout for a teenage girl roles that didn't marginalise the teenage experience and there were three—dimensional and anna are so many things are the ones so she was the most fantastic opportunity so i was kind of gunning for a straightaway. the success of the film as far afield as new zealand canada and new zealand is made even sweeter by its scottish roots. it is dedicated to film—maker who died before he could seize film—maker to the big screen. that might we could see the film. he was funny and a sweet man. this is a real tribute to him. i'm going to smash his head up
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and try and make it explored and not mess it up. it will be horrible. and that are plenty who are convinced this hybrid horror musical could be called christmas viewing this year and in years to come. when you write and in years to come. when you write a musical and you don't get a singalong version years than the line you've done something wrong so fingers crossed. a leading girls‘ independent school has asked families to sign a contract pledging to cut their smartphone use at home. south hampstead high school in north—west london said it wanted to help families get out of the habit of being glued to their screens. the voluntary contract asks pupils and their parents to outlaw phones during meal times and the daily commute, and to ‘read a book or talk‘ instead. well, with me now to discuss what was behind this family phone pledge is the headteacher of south hampstead high school, victoria bingham.
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i suspect families will be applauding your move up and down the country be thinking how on earth are you going to do it? had this pledge come about? it actually started with the students and i think those are often the most accessible initiatives. 0ur a—level psychology stu d e nts initiatives. 0ur a—level psychology students did some research in the summer students did some research in the summer term into the effect of insta gram on self—esteem. and their research showed that was a negative correlation between insta gram use and student self esteem. this really planned the seed for doing something with a european community as well. because i know is ahead that parents often raise concerns about how much the daughters use the phones but actually what the students say is they are concerned about how much mum and dad userforums and so we
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thought let‘s bring doctors and families and school together. it is purely voluntary and patents had been really positive about it. and the idea is that phones are put away at mealtimes and on the commute and put away before bedtime so all times when you either need to relax and be sociable? it is really about families trying to carve out that time to talk to each other. and i was on holiday this summer i was so struck by how many families were just sitting round a table in a restau ra nt just sitting round a table in a restaurant on their phone. i‘m struck every day on the tube by how many people are just playing can be crushed when they could be reading. —— candy crushed. my personal pledges to read and not spend my time on twitter and that has had beneficial effect of my own daughter who reads the tube next to me and is not asked to use my phone. the girls had an amazing assembly be visible to the whole school community about promises they admit to themselves about the four news. it is
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interesting though that i think the younger generation, their parents complain about how they are glued to their phones but actually they are becoming increasingly aware of this as an issue and they want their families to do something about it. the other thing i think is really important for parents to understand is the age at which it is appropriate to buy your child a smartphone. i know that parents want to keep their children safe on the way to school, that is completely understandable. they want java way to school, that is completely understandable. they wantjava phone but there is this habit, i suppose. —— have a phone. when your child moves to senior school that is when you buy them for one yet they are struggling with homework and new teachers and they are only 11. facebook giants and all the tech giants in silicon valley, evidences they are not giving their children phones till the age of 1314 so perhaps we should take a leaf out of
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their books. this initiative is a piece of paper, the family phone pledge. everybody is signing this pledge. everybody is signing this pledge and hopefully will stick to it. the proof will be in the doing. how will you know that people have stuck to the pledge? we are going to follow it up in the new year and find out how they are getting on. it is about raising awareness and we also put a clause in the family phone pledge where you can reset the button because we know that habits ta ke button because we know that habits take time to change and we know that all of us are guilty of looking at our phones when we know we should not. and actually parents and children need to have that kind of reasonable dialogue with each other. i suppose which are also trying to do is create more relaxed people because you have talked about the pressures on young people in particular from pressures on young people in particularfrom instagram pressures on young people in particular from instagram and pressures on young people in particularfrom instagram and other social media on the self—esteem and it is maybe you feel a difference with skill. i hope so. we know that
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social media is a particular issue for girls. we are a girls school and pa rt for girls. we are a girls school and part of the girls the school trust and as an organisation we want to ensure that young women develop healthy habits and pastoral care now needs to be very much about digital wellness as well as global wellness. i think it will have a positive impact. they are not allowed to have their phones at school and what do you do see is them talking to each other at lunchtime rather than to a screen that is fantastic. we will all be watching your progress with great interest, thank you very much. now on bbc news, newswatch with samira ahmed. this week, are demonstrators at westminster taking over the news? hello and welcome to newswatch, with me, samira ahmed. they are back. despite the bbc building a scaffold to might have shot what the bbc do about the
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anti—brexit placards held up on outside broadcast rights to mark we asked simon mccoy if he finds it is distracting as many news watch news viewers. there has been lots of discussion this week about who should appear on the proposed televised debate about brexit next weekend. but there are other ways of getting your view about this contentious issue across and television. we featured recently the method adopted by steve bray which is to hold his anti—brexit placards up is to hold his anti—brexit placards up so they appear in shot during live interviews conducted on college green opposite parliament from where the bbc has been broadcasting live from much of the past two weeks. as demonstrated here he is even got the hang of shifting his position according to which camera the directors cut into. this week that game of cat and mouse became more elaborate as a platform was built at the college green, presumably to outfox mr bray and cuba‘s
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advertisements are scaffolding company achieve these in bitmap pictures of the platform saying it was installed in a last—minute question the bbc. sadly for the bbc did not work. thanks to the purchase ofa did not work. thanks to the purchase of a couple of very long poles, steve bray treated these photos in turn treating that mac —— tweeting. . .. this is turn treating that mac —— tweeting.... this is what appeared at the top of monday‘s news that one. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. theresa may has been holding a meeting of the cabinet as she begins to be pushed to convince the country and mps to get her brexit deal. a number of yourself told us they find broadcast like that very distracting and we will be kidding from a couple of them shortly.

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