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hello. good afternoon. the brexit secretary stephen barclay has insisted the government will push ahead with the vote on the brexit deal in the house of commons on tuesday despite the possibility of theresa may's proposals being rejected. the former foreign secretary boris johnson meanwhile has said a defeat in parliament could strengthen the prime minister's hand in getting a better dealfrom the eu. he claims there'd be widespread cross—party support for the existing deal if the irish backstop proposals were removed. here's our political correspondent nick eardley. after more than two years of arguments and negotiations, this week parliament will pass its judgment on whether to accept theresa may's brexit deal or to try for something else. with most in
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westminster predicting defeat for the pm, some want the vote to be postponed. this morning the brexit secretary said that wouldn't happen. the vote is going ahead and that is because it is a good deal, the only deal. it is important that we don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. we are moving into uncharted waters. yes, the prime minister will continue in post. can she stay on as prime minister even if she loses the vote 7 prime minister even if she loses the vote? yes. since the uk voted to leave, taking back control has meant different things to different people. delivering brexit has been farfrom simple. people. delivering brexit has been far from simple. do not underestimate the deep sense of personal responsibility i feel for brexit and everything that has happened. do not underestimate how much i care about this because this is fundamental to our country and it absolutely breaks my heart to think that after all we fought for, all we campaign for, everything stephen barclay campaigned for, everybody believed it, that we consign ourselves to a future in which the eu effectively ruled that in many, many respects, and yet we have no say around the table in brussels, thatis say around the table in brussels, that is an absurdity. the pm says without a backstop to provide a hard border in ireland, there will be no deal but mrjohnson disagrees and
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argues brussels might rethink. look at what romano prodi, the former eu commission president, had to say yesterday. he said if the house of commons votes down this deal, which i earnestly hope that we do, then the eu will of course negotiate. so far the eu has shown no willingness to do so. mrjohnson was one of three senior brexiteers who refused to rule out leadership bids this morning. when a government can't pass a key policy proposal such as this, i question the legitimacy to carry on, but alternatively she could offer to renegotiate around a deal that would provide consensus within parliament. whatever happens in the coming days, this is a crucial week in the brexit process and possibly for the future of british politics. nick eardley, bbc news. and nickjoins me now. an intervention from borisjohnson just a couple of days before the big
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boatin just a couple of days before the big boat in the comments, if it does go ahead. how significant is that? undoubtedly what boris johnson is saying represents a big body of opinion within the conservative party and some of its allies. people are worried that the backstop would leave the uk in a state where it doesn't set the rules but it has to follow them. having said that, it is not a new argument and the prime minister has always been clear that she doesn't think there will be a deal with brussels without a backstop. likewise any suggestion of revisiting the backstop question has been rebuffed by brussels so far. so it sets up this massive showdown on tuesday. you heard steve barclay, the brexit minister, saying this vote will definitely go ahead. i suspect there will be people continuing to lobby for it to be postponed over the next 24—hour, and i suspect political reporters like me will still be asking the question this time tomorrow, where it definitely go ahead? either way, we
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are infora definitely go ahead? either way, we are in for a big week. thank you. nick eardley there. police in new zealand investigating the murder of british backpacker grace millane say they've found a body on the outskirts of auckland. they believe it is that of the 22—year—old from essex but so far there's been no formal identification. a 26—year—old man has been charged with her murder. phil mercer reports from sydney. how and why grace millane died will be the focus of an intense investigation that new zealand police say is far from over. a body found in a forest in the waitakere ranges, a beauty spot with hiking trails a short drive from auckland, is thought to be that of the university graduate from essex. police say the remains were discovered close to a main road. we located a body, which we believe to be grace. the formal identification process will now take place. however, based on the evidence we have gathered over the past few days, we expect this is grace. obviously, this brings the search for grace to an end.
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it is an unbearable time for the millane family and our hearts go out to them. grace millane was last seen on security video at a hotel in auckland more than a week ago. the 26—year—old man she was with has been charged with her murder and is due in court tomorrow. the backpacker‘s father, david, arrived in new zealand on friday to make a public appeal for help in finding his daughter. he said she was fun—loving and outgoing. 11,000 miles away in england, there have been prayers for the family at their local church in essex. ms millane graduated from lincoln university in september. she'd been travelling alone in new zealand for a fortnight, following a trip through south america. it was supposed to have been the adventure of a lifetime. phil mercer, bbc news, sydney. president trump is looking for his third chief of staff
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in the first two years of his presidency after he announced thatjohn kelly would depart at the end of the year. the retired marine general, who had previously served as homeland security secretary, recently had to deny reports that he privately called mrtrump an idiot. talks have broken down at the united nations climate change conference in poland. as protests went on outside, delegates at the conference fell out over wording which would fully commit them to the guidelines set out in a leading report to reduce emissions in an effort to limit global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees over the next century. but delegates from the united states, saudi arabia, russia and kuwait objected, saying that the report should simply be noted. here, an 18—year—old teenager has been stabbed to death at a block of flats
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in south—east london. paramedics from the london air ambulance were called to the scene in greenwich last night but were unable to save him. a 17—year—old boy has been arrested. police are studying video footage thought to show racial abuse being aimed at manchester city's raheem sterling. the incident was highlighted by twitter users following the game between chelsea and city at stamford bridge yesterday. police say they are checking to see if a criminal offence was committed. last night thousands of people spent the night sleeping out in the cold in parks across scotland to draw attention to homelessness. new projects are under way to try and help those who, for whatever reason, find themselves on the streets, as lorna gordon reports. the distinctive skyline of scotland's capital city. but look a bit closer and in amongst the christmas lights and shoppers, there's another side. so many people going past you and looking at you like you're a piece of dirt, basically. after going into debt, jade says she lost her home, her children, her hope.
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there's been days i've wanted to kill myself and everything because i'm lying here. i wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy, i really wouldn't. i had the worst upbringing ever. i thought my life was going to be ok and i'd have my kids, my partner. now i've got nothing. with high rents and a lack of affordable housing, the charity shelter warns that edinburgh is at risk of a housing crisis comparable to london. those without a roof of their own staying in b&bs, temporary accommodation, and in some areas bedding down beneath the city's streets. i've lived in edinburgh for nearly 30 years and 2a of those were middle—class. a company, three beautiful kids, a beautiful wife and that kind of stuff. now home for guy is a graveyard, the living sleeping alongside the dead. i was living under the railway bridge for ten days and that got flooded out and so i moved to here. this site has always been used as a site for homeless people.
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the most important ingredient, as you can see in today's rain, it's dry. childhood trauma, alcohol and drug problems, mental health issues, debt. the reasons people end up sleeping rough can be complex but on the outskirts of edinburgh a small village dedicated to people who have been homeless and who are free of addiction. the crucial thing with this village is we are not saying this is the one and only answer. we are saying this is a small part of a jigsaw of various solutions that are required to tackle homelessness, but all of them have the same parallels, which is a nice place where you feel of value where you have a place to call home. come in. welcome. thank you. this is your home? the aim here is to give residents like murray the time, stability and support to get back on their feet. it's given me hope, ultimately. it's given me a space where i can feel safe and warm. supported. the future is bright for me. these challenges are not unique to edinburgh and there are plans to build thousands more affordable homes, but the attempt here to also
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try a different approach in tackling homelessness is being watched by other cities and could soon be seen elsewhere. lorna gordon, bbc news, edinburgh. you can see more on all of today's stories on the bbc news channel. the next news on bbc one is at five o'clock. hello. you're watching the bbc news channel. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's 0lly. good afternoon. anti—discrimination 0rganisation kick it out says ”'yet another great day of football has been damaged by prejudice". manchester city's raheem sterling was the target of alleged racist abuse at stamford bridge. the metropolitan police and chelsea are investigating an incident in the first half. a group of men in the home end hurled abuse at sterling as he went to collect the ball for a corner.
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no arrests have been made. chelsea say they will take the strongest possible action where necessary. sterling has responded this morning via his instagram account, he says "you can see from my reaction that ijust had to laugh because i didn't expect any better" but he then accused some media coverage of "fuelling racism and aggressive behaviour". he gave two examples of similar stories in the last year about two of his teamates, tosin adarabiyo and phil foden, who have both bought houses for their mothers. sterling wrote "look at how the newspapers get their message across, one for a young black player then for a young white player. this young black kid is looked at in a bad light, for all the newspapers that don't understand why people are racist in this day and age... have a second thought about fair publicity". there's just the one game in the premier league.
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wolves can return to the top half of the table if they beat newcastle at st james. this is how the top of the table looks after liverpool won and manchester ciwho are now the only unbeaten side in the premier league — they won 4—0 at bournemouth — mo salah scoring a hat—trick. today's game won't trouble the leaders — it's newcastle against wolves at st james's park. celtic went back to the top of the scottish premiership yesterday with a 5—1 victory over kilmarnock but rangers can jump above them if they get a big win at bottom club dundee later. kell brook said he was feeling rusty after his first fight since march. his points victory over the australian michael zerafa means he is now the mandatory challenger for the wba light—middleweight title but he may not take up that option. brook won a unanimous points decison in his hometown of sheffield but he says his preferred next fight would be against amir khan, rather than the wba championjarrett hurd — brook said "i want the khan fight —
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it's now or never". louis 0osthuizen doubled his overnight led to win the south african 0pen by 6 strokes that equalled the record for the biggest winning margin. he actually dropped three shots in a closing round of 67 — but he more than made up for it with this eagle at the 14th hole. that's his first tournament victory for almost three years and the first time he has won his home open. the final of the uk snooker championship is just getting underway let's take you to the barbican in york where defending champion ronnie 0'sullivan is going for a record 7th title — he's up against mark allen, very early days, you can watch it live on bbc two and the bbc sport website. this is the first frame. that was a
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good long apart from 0'sullivan now. the reds are wide open. he should be able to build a decent break from there. bbc two if you want to watch that final. bbc two if you want to watch that final. the european cross country championships are underweay in tilburg in the netherlands, there are various age groups, we hadn't planned on showing you the men's under 23's but this is the frenchman, jimmy gressier, he already had the flags, he knew he was going to defend his title, the first man to do that , so how to cross the line...to mark such an achievement, steve cram takes up the commentary. infine in fine style, coming away to win the gold medal. jimmy, jimmy, jimmy what are you doing? it a big moment and he fluffed it. you can follow the men's race right
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now on the bbc sport website and also the red button — that's bbc.co.uk/sport. i would pay good money to see you fall flat on yourface! i would pay good money to see you fall flat on your face! i do i would pay good money to see you fall flat on yourface! i do it in most bulletins! in paris, the clean up has begun after a day and night of more protests and violence by the so—called ‘yellow vest‘ movement. the french finance minister has said the violence is a catastrophe for the nation's commerce and economy. amid the unrest, looting broke out and shops and storefronts were hit. the demonstrations are over rising living costs and dissatisfaction with president macron. police arrested nearly 1,700 people, while more than a hundred were injured needing hospital treatment. well, it's being reported in the french media that president macron will make a major announcement next week in a televied address.
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lucy williamson reports from paris on a night of trouble. 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. 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.
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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. france's foreign minister has urged donald trump not to interfere in french politics after the us president posted a tweets about the protests. in the tweet, mr trump said... in response, the french foreign ministerjean—yves le drian said
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"we do not take domestic american politics into account and we want that to be reciprocated. leave our nation be." a fresh warning is being issued to young athletes about the dangers of under—eating and over—training. the condition known as ‘relative energy deficiency‘, or reds, affects hundreds of people, and can lead to serious eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia. reds causes a drop in hormone levels for men and women and can have really damaging consequences especially for your bones.? earlier i spoke to dietician renee mcgregor. she told me that it‘s a problem that affects sports people across the board. this is a psychological problem. a lot of individuals who take up sport, they have a certain type of personality. they want to prove they
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are good enough. they are determined and focused but they often have low self—worth and self opinion. this self—worth and self opinion. this self perception is quite poor. it‘s that they don‘t want to handle deal with. it‘s easy to deflect that. if i perform well i‘ll be received as being good enough. the problem is that because it‘s psychological, no matter what you do, it never seems to be enough. some of that is linked to be enough. some of that is linked to the fact that you lose weight, and we know that as soon as you lose more weight than you need to it affects how you can be rational and you‘re thinking. you don‘t realise that you are being, you know, you lose the ability to find a threat in what you are doing. it‘s presumably affect your performance, but how does it affect people more generally? one of the frustrating things about this condition is initially, when people lose weight they perform better. but there are chronic deficiencies, and one of the big things i see in clinic is an abnormality in hormonal function.
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so often an individual will present with, a stress that bone haelth has becomes hugely affected when you don‘t eat enough. —— bone health. your pituitary gland gets blocked, and it‘s important for homeowners like oestrogen and testosterone. those hormones are really important for bone health, we are seeing more and more individual suffering with bone health issues, in their 20s and 30s. what sort of cases have you seen in your clinic, i heard one athlete on the radio this morning talking about how she hadn‘t had a period for years because of this extreme kind of dieting. i‘ve had a real range. i‘ve worked with pro cyclists, triathletes, and i‘m presently working with some ballet dancers. it‘s notjust sport, it affects dancers as well. i‘ve worked with gymnasts, young athletes, old athletes this is a problem coming more of an issue.
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it‘s not just about weight. it‘s about this needs to manage expectation, this need to prove your validity, you are good enough. putting too much pressure on themselves? yes, if you put that into a competitive environment, you are basically asking for trouble if you don‘t give them the right tools to learn how to manage? thank you very much for coming in. tens of thousands of hindu protesters have marched through the capital new delhi, calling for a temple to be built on the ruins of a destroyed mosque in the city of ayodhya. the site was home to a mosque for 460 years until hindu extremists attacked and destroyed it in 1992, leading to riots across india that left thousands of people dead. its future has been tied up in court for decades. there was tight security
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for the demonstration, and protesters say they will not let up until the temple gets the go ahead. 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 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. artwork, statues and animals which will be once again available for visitors to see in the african museum. many of these treasures were plundered during belgium‘s ruthless colonial rule. swathes of central africa will run as a royal estate by
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king leopold ii. the museum began as a showcase of the treasures, in the past five years it has been revamped to make it‘s exhibits more critical of the brutal colonial past. we are often called the last colonial museum in the world. we wa nted colonial museum in the world. we wanted to change that, to look at contemporary africa, and at the same time takea contemporary africa, and at the same time take a critical look at the colonial past. it's estimated that around 90% of african material cultural heritage is in museums outside of the continent. for many, the reservation does not go far enough. from our point of view we don't care if the museum has renovated or not, if the museum has renovated or not, if it reopens or not. what interests us if it reopens or not. what interests us is restitution, there is no decolonisation without restitution. the debate over returning artefacts has raged for years, it‘s only recently that the former imperial
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powers have started to address requests. president macron urge that a rtefa cts requests. president macron urge that artefacts stolen requests. president macron urge that a rtefa cts stolen by requests. president macron urge that artefacts stolen by france should be returned after an independent board. several european museum such as the victoria and albert in london have said treasures like these, taken from ethiopia gave the british, could be returned to africa on long—term loan. we are willing to talk about restitution within certain conditions, we need to establish ownership, who owns it? moral ownership, who owns it? moral ownership is with the country, but, you know, does that mean that everything acquired in the colonial period is legal or not? that needs to be discussed. whatever happens, after five years out of public view it‘s hoped the artefacts will gaina public view it‘s hoped the artefacts will gain a wider audience. 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.
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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. a uk made instrument has captured the sound of the wind on mars. stond winds gust. 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 its geology. time for a look at the weather prospects. good afternoon. wind for us, a bit later in the next few days. we‘ve
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had enough spells of wet and windy weather. a gentle northerly breeze today. still some she was in the north—west and across scotland. cooler than we‘ve had in the last couple of days. there is a lot of sunshine to be had in the next few hours. this evening and overnight, she was fought northern ireland, and north wales. 0verall she was fought northern ireland, and north wales. overall a pretty dry night with light winds. chilly in scotla nd night with light winds. chilly in scotland and northern england with widespread frost. we are talking around figures of seven to 9 degrees. into monday, a lot of fine weather. we are looking at pretty widespread sunshine, come the afternoon, thicker cloud in the west. not much in the way of rain, turning increasingly grey and murky. top temperatures are just four after the chilly start in aberdeen and up to ten in london. hello, this is bbc news with ben brown. the headlines:
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no delay to the vote — downing street insists tuesday‘s crucial commons vote will go ahead as the prime minister warns the uk will be in ‘uncharted waters‘ if the commons rejects her brexit deal. leading brexiteer boris johnson tells the bbc the vote should go ahead — but insists the uk can negotiate a better settlement with the eu. we have to change it. it‘s a relatively simple job to do, we can have a withdrawal agreement that does not contain the backstop. we can do much much better than this. police in new zealand investigating the murder of british backpacker grace millane say they have found a body. more than 1,700 arrests in france after another weekend of violent protests — police use tear gas and rubber bullets on the streets of paris — and the french prime minister calls for unity. the us, russia, and others criticise an ipcc study into the impact of a 1.5—degree rise in global
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temperatures — as the un climate change conference continues. now on bbc news in bbc wales investigates — wyre davies reports on an underground group that is inciting new recruits to spread racist hate throughout britain. far—right extremists — spreading hate on our streets. they say they want foot soldiers.
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activists, who will take to the streets and help them rid wales of muslims, jews, non—whites and gays. he is our undercover journalist. they are system resistance network, an underground group which is being hunted by police. they want me to break the law, to incite racial hatred and basically sow fear and division. srn recruits through online propaganda. they have zero tolerance for non—whites.
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