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this is bbc news. the headlines: police in new zealand investigating the murder of british backpacker grace millane say they have found a body. the rings the search for grace to an end, it is an unbearable time for herfamily end, it is an unbearable time for her family and end, it is an unbearable time for herfamily and our hearts go out end, it is an unbearable time for her family and our hearts go out to them. a body is found by police investigating the murder of british the prime minister warns the uk will be in ‘uncharted waters‘ if the commons rejects her brexit deal as downing street insists there will be no delay to the vote. but one former cabinet minister says theresa may must renegotiate the withdrawal agreement. the eu does not want no deal, we don't want no deal, so between us of course we can get a better deal for the uk. the backstop goes, the 39 billion is for a future agreement. more than 1,700 arrests in france after another weekend of violent protests — police again use tear gas and rubber bullets on the streetts of paris — and the french prime minister calls for unity.
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also in the next hour, there's discord at the united nations climate change conference, as scientists and delegates express concern over a key report. the us, russia, and others criticise an ipcc study into the impact of a 1.5—degree rise in global temperatures. and chelsea inflict manchester city's first defeat of the season in a 2—0 win — as a mo salah hat—trick takes liverpool to the top of the premier league. we'll bring you all the latest sport news. and at10.30, 100 women meets the surrogates who volunteer to give birth to a stranger's child and receive only expenses in exchange. that's in 30 minutes. police in new zealand searching for the missing british
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backpacker grace millane, have found a body. the 22 year—old from essex was last seen in auckland over a week ago. a 26 year old man is due to appear in court on monday charged with her murder. chi chi izundu has the latest. this is the area police had cordoned off earlier in the day, describing it as a location of interest. detective inspector scott beard announcing the news no one wanted to hear. we located the body which we believe to be grace. the formal identification process will now take place. however, based on evidence we have gathered in the past few days we expect that this is grace. obviously this brings the search for grace to an end. this is an unbearable time for the millane family and our hearts go out to them. police released pictures of a red
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rental car and asked the public for any sightings of it last monday. 0fficers confirmed a postmortem examination will be conducted on the body found. 22—year—old grace was on a year—long worldwide trip and had been in contact with her family nearly every day since she had got to new zealand, until december 1, the day before her 22nd birthday. grace had been staying at a backpacker‘s hostel in auckland. her last confirmed sighting was on saturday night a week ago, entering a hotel in the city with a male companion. police say he had been with her during the evening. a 26—year—old man has been charged with her murder and is due to appear in court on monday. chi chi izundu, bbc news. let's talk to sarah robson, a reporterfor radio new zealand, who joins us via webcam from auckland. what else have the police been
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saying about this very sad case? there is a lot of shock and anger in new zealand, about the disappearance of grace, the police say that while grace was my body has been found they still have a lot of work to do in piecing together what happened to grace from the moment she was last seen outside a hotel in central auckland, a busy street in central auckland, a busy street in central auckland, to the time where her body was found. probably about six hours ago, earlier this afternoon. was found. probably about six hours ago, earlierthis afternoon. now was found. probably about six hours ago, earlier this afternoon. now as your reporter just says ago, earlier this afternoon. now as your reporterjust says the ago, earlier this afternoon. now as your reporter just says the focus 110w your reporter just says the focus now is on the movement of a red rental car, they are looking for any sightings of this car in the area near where her body was found. 0ver about the half—hour period on monday morning. this area where grace's body was found was about 45 minutes
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trying outside central auckland, very forested, bushy, a very narrow country road, and her body was only found about ten metres of the road. of course new zealand is a place where so many backpackers from all over the world go, and it is known asa over the world go, and it is known as a pretty safe place, generally, to go, and you talked about the shock and anger of people there. that must be very real. it really is, social media is filled with messages. women in particular expressing anger that this is another example of why we doubled a full details of an act of violence against the woman, a woman who was just 22 and embarking on a big overseas adventure at the end of her time at university. we are seeing people organising candlelit vigils in both auckland and wellington to show their support to a grace millane's family, i actually was
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down a couple of hours ago outside the backpackers where grace had been staying speaking to a few travellers. young women who, like grace, worst year on their big adventure, and they say that well couple of them were not too worried, others have expressed concern about travelling by themselves, being in the city alone and making sure they have a friend with them, making sure they are making connections in their hostels and ensuring that they have a couple of phones if one stops working. and taking, i guess, all these sorts of precautions that he would not necessarily think you might have to take in a place like new zealand. a couple of the girls from italy to me that they had was been told that new zealand and australia were both the safest places in the world to travel, so some of those perceptions, with the coverage that has obviously gone global in terms of the story, whether that has any effect to the tourism industry, whether it might
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make parents in particular a little bit wary of their younger, early 20s, heading off on your big early, coming to new zealand, you might wa nt to ta ke coming to new zealand, you might want to take a few extra precautions are beer little bit wary. thank you very much for being with us. theresa may has been warning mps that they risk handing jeremy corbyn the keys to number ten of the dog back her brexit deal. downing street insists that tuesday's crunch brexit vote will go ahead, rejecting suggestions that theresa may could delay it, in order to avoid a heavy defeat. in an interview with the mail on sunday the prime minister warns of entering ‘uncharted waters‘ if the deal is rejected. meanwhile will quince — an aide at the ministry of defence — has resigned from his position, saying he cannot back the deal. 0ur political correspondent, nick eardleyjoins me now.
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the question is, will the vote on tuesday go ahead or not? downing street insists it will but there is a lot of pressure on the prime minister, from some of her own party, who think that she could potentially be humiliated by this, they say there are some issues that need to be looked at, namely the irish backstop, that insurance policy designed to avoid a hard border in ireland at any cost. a sequel back to brussels, figure something else out, and then be put to the vote. the problem is that many of the other side making the opposite point, it has taken two yea rs, opposite point, it has taken two years , we opposite point, it has taken two yea rs, we have opposite point, it has taken two years, we have gone to the stage, that there was anything better on the table we would have worked it out to let go ahead. someone on top of that seeing if you were to get anything more from brussels then that needs to come first. i suspect what you will see over the next 48
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hours so is a lot of pressure on the prime minister, to look again at some of these big issues. this morning we have already been hearing from the work and pensions secretary who quit in opposition to this deal, and she has been urging the prime minister to go back to brussels and look at the backstop again. there are look at the backstop again. there a re two look at the backstop again. there are two key things in there, one is the backstop, we don't need the backstop and should not have it, the eu said it doesn't want it, we don't wa nt eu said it doesn't want it, we don't want it, so why is it there? remove it. you can also say that no one was to bea it. you can also say that no one was to be a trafficjam but there is a traffic jam. the reason to be a trafficjam but there is a trafficjam. the reason there was a backstop trafficjam. the reason there was a ba cksto p to trafficjam. the reason there was a backstop to stop a hard border in ireland. the traffic jam as are creating the backstop. it is not there. nobody wanted, remove it. the other bit is the £39 billion. why oh why are we handing over £39 billion
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and what for? that's £39 billion should not be for the withdrawal agreement of moving out, that should be used for the future agreement, that has to be for future trade agreement with them and if that is not happening, we cannot agree to this withdrawal. as the conversation continues about changing what the pre—minister has already come up with, speculation goes on about what may happen to herjob she does lose. estimate the asked if she would consider running and she said she is asked he would have to think about it. i think that is a sign that some the premise's authority is already being added away. meanwhile labour have been talking this morning. labour's position on this is the google pulls the government on tuesday if the vote goes ahead, they then want a general election to replace it. but one of the senior cabinet ministers in the party has
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been talking this morning about what happens if that goes ahead. let's have a listen. of a referendum were to take place in the present parliament whose to say we would get out of the gridlock that the parliament is in? an election losers to refresh the mandate, have a conversation with the wider population have come back to parliament with some new mps in different point of view and take the argument forward at that stage. so out argument forward at that stage. so our preferred option, very strongly, is that we will refresh parliament, although we are ready to form a minority government should that be necessary, and it could happen on wednesday morning, and begin to be set the negotiation and take the country set the negotiation and take the cou ntry forward set the negotiation and take the country forward in a much better direction. there's no doubt that there are different opinions on the labour party on whether another should be another referendum, some are should be another referendum, some a re pretty should be another referendum, some are pretty keen on that idea they will be speaking at a rally in central london later. john trickett
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is perhaps slightly less. he's already speculative that come wednesday morning there might be a position that labour might need to form some minority government. at the moment it seems unlikely because of the sequencing of how that would happen is not clear but it is a sign of just how fervent things in ofjust how fervent things in the logical world right now. labour are talking about potentially taking power, and think few people are talking about this morning is... political correspondent, nicaragua. and of course we'll be keeping you up to date every step of the way. here on the bbc news channel we'll be bringing you full coverage of every development as mps head in to the final days of debate before that all important vote on the prime ministers brexit deal on tuesday evening. we'll be live in westminster from 11 o'clock tomorrow morning, here on the bbc news channel and bbc two.
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the french prime minister has promised to restore national unity after a fourth weekend of violent protests against the government. police used tear gas and rubber bullets yesterday and more than 1700 people were arrested — while more than a hundred were taken to hospital. lucy williamson reports. they called it a protest. at times it looked more like a game of urban war. groups of protesters fanned through the capital's streets. from the arc de triomphe to republique, boulevards once built to open the veins of the city filled with tear gas, burning vehicles, and riot police. the police were well prepared for this confrontation, with armoured vehicles, new tactics, and bag searches — seizing gas masks and helmets and anything that could be used against police.
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the tear gas, far stronger than usual, took many protesters by surprise. and rapid reaction squads marked out by orange armbands were stationed among the protesters to spot trouble and make early arrests. despite the violence of previous protests, this movement still has the backing of many voters in france. its members proud of their lack of leadership and the diversity of their support. but this movement is already splintering into two kinds of protest — one that looks towards a new political programme and a violent wing, opposed to any negotiation. it is hard to exclude and even harder to control. lucy williamson, bbc news, paris. a teenager has been stabbed to death in south—east london. police say the 18—year—old died at the scene after suffering stab injuries during an incident at a residential address in greenwich.
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a 17—year—old boy has been arrested in connection with the incident. chelsea and the metropolitan police are investigating allegations that a chelsea supporter shouted racist abuse at the manchester city player, raheem sterling, during yesterday's premier league match at stamford bridge. video of the incident has been circulated on social media. a chelsea spokesman said the club was also investigating. the headlines on bbc news: a body is found by police investigating the murder of british backpacker grace millane in new zealand. theresa may warns of ‘grave uncertainty‘ if mps vote down her brexit deal on tuesday. france‘s prime minister calls for unity as 1,700 people are arrested in a fourth weekend of violent protests. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre.
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liverpool are now the only unbeaten side in the premier league, mo salah scored a hat—trick in bournemouth descendant of the top of the table bya descendant of the top of the table by a sickle point. pep guardiola said his manchester city team was fantastic at chelsea yesterday, they lost 2—0, theirfirst fantastic at chelsea yesterday, they lost 2—0, their first league defeat of the season. adam wilde reports on the first twist the title race. manchester city been in the premier league for the first time this season, league for the first time this season, we league for the first time this season, we could have one heck of a title race on. the premier league feels a rather different place this morning, the unbeaten finally been, chelsea the first to do what some have begun to think was impossible. iam very have begun to think was impossible. i am very happy with the win because i think it is not easy to win against them, and it is not easy to win against pep guardiola. that feel something of an understatement, pep guardiola‘s side had not been beaten in the league since april. chelsea
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ending that extraordinary sequence, a goalfrom ending that extraordinary sequence, a goal from kante ending that extraordinary sequence, a goalfrom kante and then david lees, giving this that are giving hope that this title chase is on. with the hope new leaders, liverpool are now top of the week after today and in particular, mo salah ran rings around bournemouth. a co mforta ble rings around bournemouth. a comfortable 4—0 victory, a hat—trick for mo salah. they are now decided to catch. in arms reach if not quite in touching distance, spurs are back into third. brilliant, brilliant goal. they kept up the prosciutto with a win against leicester city and remained a side putting the pressure on the top two. there has not been too much cause for optimism at old trafford this season, but amidst the glimmer and occasional glimpse of something brighter. ashley young showing the way against fulham. but the latter‘s biggest win
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of the season completed by marcus rashford. the change in fortunes for them, perhaps, but while the premier league may feel a different place this morning, fulham will hope it changes even more. they remain bottom. there are also premier league wins for burnley, cardiff, west ham and arsenal, they left it late at home to huddersfield, though lucas torreira‘s spectacular winner. but that this bicycle kick, was not very far out but well executed. get the 1-0 very far out but well executed. get the 1—0 win. very far out but well executed. get the1—0 win. in very far out but well executed. get the 1—0 win. in the 83rd minute, taking their unbeaten run in all competitions to 21. kill my next day at the top of the scottish premiership was all too brief, celtic are leaders again after beating them 5—1, rangers go back to the top if they get a big win at bottom the top if they get a big win at botto m clu b the top if they get a big win at bottom club dundee later this afternoon. there were also wins for saintjohnstone, hibs and hearts.
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and livingston. the beta marine 3—1. brian hardy helping them on their way. some snooker, ronnie 0‘sullivan is going to face mark allen in the final of the uk championship in york this afternoon at the barbican theatre. 0‘sullivan breezed past tom ford 6—1. allenby stuart bingham in the other semifinal. 0‘sullivan is in his fourth final in a row and he is on course for a record seventh title. as long as you play well, compete, hopefully your name will be written on it. that is about the cathode. the complaint brilliantly and would sometimes but that is a smoker. disney to try be consistent and competitive in enjoy it and a wind comes your over the moon. you will be able to watch that on the bbc sport website: bbc two, that
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final starts at one o‘clock. scientists and delegates at a un climate conference in poland have expressed alarm, after it failed to incorporate a key scientific text, which outlines how to limit the effects of climate change. the ipcc report, on the impact of a one point five degree celsius temperature rise, was released in october. but now the us, russia, saudi arabia and kuwait have all objected to the conference ‘welcoming‘ it. caroline rigby has more. as delegates met inside the conference centre, thousands marched outside, demanding politicians wake up outside, demanding politicians wake up to the threat of climate change. voicing concerns that time is running out. we need to do something now, we need action right now, not
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tomorrow, not in 11 years, but now. yet another spanner in the works, one which lends to do your progress in tackling global warming. in 0ctober in tackling global warming. in october the un‘s intergovernmental panel on climate change detail the importance of keeping global temperatures under 1.5 degrees. a major report warns it —— warns that we have just 12 years to have climate emissions or risk significant and dangerous changes to oui’ significant and dangerous changes to our world. despite being commissioned by this un climate body at its conference in 2015, efforts to recognise the report‘s significance have run into significant —— run into difficulty. saudi arabia russia and kuwait have refused to welcome the text, merely wanting to take note of it instead. and without finding an acceptable compromise, un rules meant it had to be dropped. this is farfrom just
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semantics, it has the potential for major consequences. and it is further evidence of the growing divide between countries who want rapid political action and those who do not. it is an important report, it should not be part of the —— it should be part of the packets going forward but it is up to the world leaders and negotiators take this issue seriously and show they are committed to tackling climate change. the refusal to welcome the text has caused outrage among delegates. but against the backdrop of this coal—mining region, all may not be lost. many at the summit are pinning their hopes on ministers who arrive on monday to work towards the reinstatement of the report. president trump is looking for a new chief of staff after announcing that john kelly will leave the white house at the end of the year. the president says a replacement will be announced shortly. it again highlights how frequently there are changes to mr trump‘s top team, as russell trott reports. if you want to get things done and
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impose discipline, who better to fill the role of the present‘s chief of staff than a retired marine corps general? john kelly certainly fit the bill but the white house faces a fresh challenge in the new year when the democrats take control of the house of representatives, so a new approach is needed. john kelly will be leaving towards the end of the year, at the end of the year. i appreciate the service very much. telling the president thinks he might not want to hear can for any member of staff often result in a difficult relationship, one year ago general kelly had jokingly denied reports that he clashed with his commander—in—chief. reports that he clashed with his commander-in-chief. i offer to you that although i read it all the time, pretty consistently, i am that although i read it all the time, pretty consistently, lam not quitting today. i don't believe and
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ijust got to the president, i don't think i am being fired today. i am not so frustrated in this job that i am thinking of leaving. also nominated for a new role is 4—star army general mark millie, to be the next chairman of staff. his followers nominations for the new attorney general and the ambassador to the un. according to one washington think tank, the current white house has had the highest turnover of senior level staff of the past five presidents. the revolving door, it seems, will keep on turning. closing down a train line is a lengthy process, and can be very controversial. as a result it often costs less — in terms of time, paperwork and taxpayers‘ money — to keep a line running with just one train a day. these services are known as ‘parliamentary trains‘, or ‘ghost trains‘. but one such route is about to disappear from timetables, because of work to build the new high speed 2 line. tom edwards reports.
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the 1135 london paddington to high wycombe. normally empty, but here real enthusiasts from across the country turned out to say goodbye. and for the special occasion, that was allowed to leave from platform one. some came from as far away as north wales, the stranger called parliamentary services and they are rare. i find it very novel, they should not be here but they are, because of the government regulation being so hard to close a track. this is the last train, it is the romance of railways that attracted me, i have been all over the country doing parliamentary 's. i had the chance to come down to a thought, come down on travel on this, take the day.
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when you from? north wales. you have come all this way? you‘ll might guess. this service has runjust one today for a week in what was historically the new north mainline. it opened in 1905. but the opening of the london underground central line next to it took its passengers. usually this service attracted very few commuters. there are 200 or so real enthusiasts on board this parliamentary service, which is sometimes also known as the ghost train. there arejust sometimes also known as the ghost train. there are just a handful left or the network and the idea is it is cheaper to run the train once a week and to close the line and timely. work for the high—speed rail link hs2 means that most of the track will now be demolished. took close a railway and station is a corrugated process , railway and station is a corrugated process, so in almost all cases it is cheaper of the railway company to
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runa is cheaper of the railway company to run a limited service that one day one week, and in some cases no traces at all, a permanent bus service, that is to go through the act of parliament to close the line. ghost trains are not dead in this pa rt ghost trains are not dead in this part of a capital, some of the new north mainline will remain, and from monday, once a day, a new parliamentary service will start running. 55 pairs of designer trainers, seized from a jailed gangster are to be sold at auction. the collection, valued at around 18—thousand pounds, includes luxury brands like louis vuitton, jimmy choo and gucci. their owner, who is serving a six—year sentence for shooting at a rival gang member, was allowed to keep any pairs worth less than a hundred pounds. for more than a century, belgium‘s royal museum for central africa has been packed with controversial treasures looted during the country‘s colonial past. after a five year restoriation, it opens its doors to
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the public again today. the museum has changed its displays, to offer a critical view of belgium‘s past relations with africa. but the reopening has risked being overshadowed by a row about whether it should repatriate its stolen artefacts. rebecca hartmann reports. artwork, statues and stuffed animals will once again be available for visitors to see the african museum. but many of these treasures on display were plundered stewarding belgium‘s groovers colonial rule. swathes of central africa where runners a private estate by the belgian king leopold second. the museum began as a showcase of their treasures, but in the past few years it has been changed to be more representative belgium is brittle colonial past. were often called the last colonial museum in the world so we wa nted last colonial museum in the world so we wanted to change that, we wanted
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to look at contemporary africa but at the same time take a more critical look at the colonial past. it is estimated that 80% of the african cultural heritage is a museum outside of the continent. so for many, the renovation does not go far enough. from our point of view we do not care if the museum is renovated and not, if it reopens an art. what interest as is restitution because there is no decolonisation without restitution. the debate over returning artefacts has raised the yea rs returning artefacts has raised the years but it is only recently that the former imperial powers have started to address requests. president macron urged that a rtefa cts president macron urged that artefacts stolen president macron urged that a rtefa cts stolen by president macron urged that artefacts stolen by france should be returned after commissioning an independent report in several european museums such independent report in several european museums such as independent report in several european museums such as the victoria and albert have said that treasures like these taken from ethiopia by the british could be returned to africa under a long—term loan. we are willing to doc about
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restitution, within certain conditions, once we establish the ownership, who owns it, clearly the moral ownership is with a country but does that mean that everything that was acquired in the colonial period is legal or not? that must be discussed further. whatever happens after five years out of the public view it is hoped that these a rtefa cts will view it is hoped that these artefacts will gain a wider audience. a uk made instrument has captured the sound of the wind on mars. rumble full is the despite not being designed to pick up sound — the seismometer, carried on nasa‘s insight lander, detected vibrations from the martian air as it rushed over the probe‘s solar panels. nasa‘s insight spacecraft is the latest robotic resident on the red planet, sent there to study mars‘s geology.

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