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tv   Review 2018  BBC News  December 25, 2018 7:30am-8:01am GMT

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hello, this is breakfast with louise minchin. good morning. here's a summary of today's main stories from bbc news. aid agencies leading the relief efforts following the tsunami in indonesia, say they are concerned about the spread of infectious diseases. many of those forced to flee their homes have little access to clean water. in the last few mintutes, it's been announced that a29 people are now known to have died. sameer hashmi sent this report from banten on the island ofjava. it has been two days since the tsunami hit this part of indonesia and right now i'm standing at the beach resort that was hit on the night of the tsunami. the owner tells me there were about 30 guests who were staying in this property and at around 9:30pm on saturday night we saw this huge wave of waterjust come and power through the property. they didn't expect that. they were completely taken by surprise. and all the guests who were staying on this property were injured. and they were rescued by the locals and taken to the hospital.
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some of them, in fact, were severely injured. this place was booked out for christmas, but now, as you see, it wears a completely deserted look. and that's the story of this region. it's a popular beach destination. thousands of indonesians come down, especially during this time of year, to spend their holidays and spend christmas here, but now this area is completely empty. in fact, the residents have moved inside, away from the coast, because there's still a tsunami warning in place until wednesday. there's no guarantee or surety whether the tsunami will take place this time or not. but the government is saying they do not want to take any chances at this time. the rescue operations are also still on. the national disaster team is going from one property to another, sifting through the debris to look for those who are still missing, but because of the bad weather the rescue operations have been hampered. britain's security forces now have the technology needed to help
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combat the threat of drones, according the security minister ben wallace. it follows three days of disruption last week at london's gatwick airport. a couple who were arrested during the investigation have spoken after being released without charge, and say they feel "completely violated". the actor kevin spacey has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenager in the united states. he's addressed the allegations by posting an unusual video online, in which he assumed his old character from the drama house of cards. mr spacey said he wouldn't pay the price for things he didn't do. seismologists in italy have recorded more than 130 earthquakes around the sicilian volcano, mount etna. europe's most active volcano erupted yesterday. volcanic ash has covered surrounding villages, forcing regional airports to close. the first female bishop of london has presided at a midnight communion service at st paul's cathedral.
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bishop sarah mullally has been speaking about poverty and homelessness, a theme which was also addressed by the leader of the catholic church in england and wales. during midnight mass at the vatican, pope francis urged people in rich countries to seek a simpler, less materialistic life. speaking at saint peter's basilica, he said people should consider whether they could manage without so many material objects. it seems like everyone — and everything — is getting into the festive spirit. this santa hat appeared on the angel of the north on christmas eve. isn't that lovely? and it gave plenty of passers—by the opportunity to stop for a photo. a group of pranksters has admitted responsibility, saying they had planned for the stunt for years. you have to ask exactly how they got it there. an absolutely brilliant
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idea as well. it looks gorgeous. here's carol with a look at this morning's weather. it looks foggy. good morning. good morning. it certainly is. this morning. it certainly is. this morning the fault is across central and eastern parts of england. most of it will lift but some of it went —— fog. if you do not have the fog there is cloud around as well. high pressure is still driving the weather. we have a weather front coming in from the west, drifting east, that will produce patchy light rain across much of northern scotland. there goes the rain. here is all the cloud. through the day you will start to seek breaks developing the cloud across north—east wales, south—east england, east anglia, parts of eastern england, and north—east scotland. temperatures 9—12. a little milder than yesterday. through the evening and overnight, again, cloud around. mist and fog. but the fog largely on the hills. there is a weather front introducing
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some thicker cloud and also some rain. that leaves us nicely into boxing day, looking at a cloudy and dull day. it will be mild for most of us. not as much fog as we are looking at this morning. thank you very much. see you in a little bit. now on breakfast, from harry and meghan‘s wedding, to prince charles' 70th birthday, daniela relph looks back at the royal year in review. cheering. a picturesque windsor wedding. for prince harry and meghan markle. as they became the duke and duchess of sussex. cheered on by thousands
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during their carriage procession through the town. band plays. the queen had a president to tea as she kept up bit busy schedule at the age of 92. can i ask you tojoin me in wishing the prince of wales a very happy birthday. for the prince of wales, a milestone birthday. a 70th for an heir to the throne who has waited longer than any other. and there was a new grandchild for charles in his new birthday year. prince louis of cambridge, fifth in line to the throne. back in february she was stilljust meghan markle but was settling into life with her new royal family.
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this was her first official engagement alongside her husband—to—be and future brother—and—sister—in—law. and the newcomer did not hold back, describing the issues that matter to her. you often hear people say you're helping women find their voices and i fundamentally disagree with that because women don't need to find their voice, they have a voice, they need to feel empowered to use it and people need to be encouraged to listen and i think right now in the climate we are seeing, as so many campaigns, metoo, time's up, there's no better time than to really continue to shine a light on women feeling empowered and people really helping to support them. it is a family enterprise and they all recognise that at times that can be tricky. working as family, does, of course have its challengers,
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of course it does. everyone is laughing, which means everyone knows exactly what this is like! but you know, we are stuck together for the rest of our lives. this is true, togetherness. togetherness. meghan markle said she wanted to hit the ground running, to get to know the uk ahead of her wedding. and that's exactly what she did. in scotland, meghan nervously met a shetland pony at edinburgh castle. in wales they even met another harry and meghan. these two were six and nine years old and gave a gift of welsh love spoons. in northern ireland there was a visit to one of belfast‘s most well—known pubs for lunch and a guinness. the climate wasn't exactly californian, it did, though, give meghan a flavour of the country that was now home. but it was windsor that would play
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the most significant role, the american bride was about to get her perfect british wedding and it was here, at st george's chapel, that meghan markle would officially make the move from actress to aristocracy. yay! # going to the chapel and we're going to get married.# the night before the big day, the groom and his best man came out to meet the crowds in windsor. many had camped out for several days. and there was also the odd familiar face in the crowd. harry! it was a quieter evening for the bride and her mother. reporter: good evening, miss markle, how are you feeling tonight? in the peace of the berkshire countryside they spent the night before the wedding at a hotel a few
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miles from windsor. st george's chapel was transformed. ready for an event that would make it the centre of global attention. the british weather was at its best. it would be hard to find a more picturesque setting. by royal standards this was a glitzy group of wedding guests. clooneys and beckhams amongst the most well—known faces. the cast of suits was also invited. the tv show that the bride had worked on for several years. inside the chapel, oprah winfrey and idris elba were there with charity workers, friends of harry and meghan and the royal family. royal trumpeters play. but it was the bride that
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everyone wanted to see. cheering. with all the guests in place meghan markle was driven through the grounds of the castle to the chapel. bells ring. at midday she emerged into the windsor sunshine, her dress a secret until now. by british designer claire wade kellerfor the french fashion house givenchy. sewn into the veil, flowers from each country of the commonwealth. the minute the bride walked into the chapel was enough to make a pageboy gasp.
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choirboy sings. at first, she walked alone, accompanied by her pageboys and bridesmaids including prince george and princess charlotte. and then, at the halfway point, she was joined by prince charles. taking on the role after her father was unable to attend. for meghan‘s mother, it must have been an overwhelming experience. doria ragland was the only member of the bride's family at the wedding. as she reached the altar, harry told his bride, "you look amazing." and as the wedding ceremony began,
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he lifted her veil. this was a royal wedding that veered from the traditional. there was a gospel choir. # darling, stand by me. # stand by me.# and, perhaps one of the most memorable moments, the preaching of american bishop michael currie. love is not selfish and self—ce ntred, love can be sacrificial. and in so doing, becomes redemptive. a royal wedding had never seen or heard anything quite like it. prince charles took the mother
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of the bride's arm as they left to sign the register, a gesture that said, welcome to the family. cellist 19—year—old sheku kanneh—mason gave the biggest performance of his career. they had arrived as meghan markle and prince harry. they left as the duke and duchess of sussex. a title given to them on their wedding day by the queen. cheering. as the new duke and duchess emerged from st george's chapel,
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there was the kiss. cheering. # amen.# they said they wanted to share their wedding with the public. the carriage procession through windsor was part of that plan. thousands lined the long walk. it looked as if they had got the wedding day wished for. i feel as though i'm in a dream. it's been unforgettable. it's been absolutely exhilarating. i'm a guy, i couldn't comment on the dress
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but she looked stunning as she went past. it was amazing to see the people arriving and leaving. it was like a really special memory. the final chapter of the wedding day, the evening reception. the couple left in an e—type jag for a private party that was rumoured to include a speech by the bride and a dance off amongst members of the royal family. just weeks after the wedding was another american visitor here causing a stir. president trump came to have tea with the queen. he brought with him all the trappings of the us presidency, the queen of course, had seen it all before. he was the 12th american president she had met during her reign. it wasn't a full state visit but there was plenty of pomp to please the president and first lady. american national anthem. as well as a show from
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the military band, the president inspected a guard of honour. he described the tea as going ‘fantastically well‘, and he said that he and the queen had ‘good chemistry‘. and there were signs of good chemistry elsewhere. in february the queen took up a prized front row seat at london fashion week. alongside vogue editor in chief anna wintour whose glasses did not come off, even for the queen. the pair watched a show of richard quinn who was the winner of the first—ever queen elizabeth ii prize for british design. but although she still has a busy
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schedule, here, leading the centenary celebrations of the royal air force injuly, she travelled far less around the uk... ..and no longer does trips overseas. but in april, the world came to her. as she welcomed commonwealth leaders to the uk for the heads of government meeting. addressing the leaders she looked ahead to a time beyond her reign and made it clear that she wanted her son to succeed her as head of the commonwealth. it is my sincere wish that the commonwealth will continue to offer stability and continuity for future generations and will decide that one day, the prince of wales should carry on the important work started by my father in 1949. it was a decision
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supported by commonwealth leaders, in a year when there were further subtle signs of the queen handing duties over to other members of the family. big ben chimes. once again, on remembrance sunday, 100 years since the end of the first world war, the queen watched events from a balcony nearby. the last post sounds. the prince of wales laid a wreath of poppies on her behalf at
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the cenotaph. the focus of remembrance. in the evening at westminster abbey the queen stood alongside the president of germany. as their wreaths were laid on the tomb of the unknown soldier. to include germany in this way during remembrance was an historic act of reconciliation. there was also a rare nod this year to the hereditary destiny of the prince of wales. he will, one day, be king and as he celebrated his 70th birthday
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november he gave a sense of how he would reign. just days after watching his youngest son get married, the prince of wales hosted a garden party at buckingham palace to mark his 70th birthday. 6000 people attended, representing his charities and military affiliations. but on a personal level there was also a chance for a son to pay tribute to his father. please can i ask you to join me in wishing the prince of wales a very happy birthday, six months ahead of his 70th, how very royal! his birthday saw the release of some new family photographs. one, a relaxed but traditional portrait of the prince with his wife, sons and their families. and then, a more informal picture, again in the gardens of clarence house, that leaves you wondering what they were all laughing at. just before his birthday, the prince and duchess of
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cornwall toured west africa. visiting nigeria, ghana and the gambia. as ever, with royal overseas tours, it was about strengthening ties with the uk. in his 70th year, prince charles has continued to speak out on the issues he cares most deeply about. but in an interview with the bbc to mark his birthday, he clarified that as king, he wouldn‘t campaign in the same way. i‘m not that stupid. i do realise that it is a separate exercise being sovereign. as charles takes on more high—profile duties, his father continued his step back from public life. here, just a fleeting view of the duke of edinburgh leaving hospital in april after a hip replacement at the age of 96. the duke recovered well enough to see two of his grandchildren married
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this year, after harry and meghan came eugenie and jack. in october princess eugenie married her long—term partner jack brooksbank. the daughter of prince andrew and sarah duchess of york also chose st george‘s chapel in windsor for her wedding ceremony. the couple then had a short carriage procession through the town before heading back to the castle to party with their 800 wedding guests. the duke of cambridge has found himself taking on more significant royal duties this year. his trip to israel and the palestinian territories was the first official royal visit to the region. for william, it was his most diplomatically delicate tour to date. he used the visit to share his hope
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that conflict in the area will end. never has hope and reconciliation been more needed. i know i share a desire with all of you and with your neighbours for a just and lasting peace. back home, the duke and duchess of cambridge had a new addition to the family to celebrate. prince louis was born in april, there are third child. his first public appearance came just hours after his birth. as with princess charlotte, the duchess had her baby and left hospital all on the same day. earlier, louis had his first visitors. his big brother and sister came to the hospital with dad. george, looking a little shy in front of the cameras. charlotte, though, showed no such reticence, with a wave
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as she went in to meet her baby brother. the family will base themselves here at kensington palace. but in the new year they will say goodbye to their neighbours duke and duchess of sussex. harry and meghan will leave london to set up home at frogmore cottage in windsor, with their own baby due in the spring. it is an important moment for william and harry who have lived close to one another here and shared a household and royal duties for so long. although they, along with catherine and meghan, will continue to work on certain projects together, it is a departure and a sign that both couples have their own interests to proceed. i‘ve done marshmallow on that one, is that a goodidea? events with military charities are likely to be supported by both families, and kensington palace was turned into a winter wonderland to do that. the duke and duchess
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of cambridge hosted a party forfamilies of military personnel serving in cyprus over the festive period. but the duchess, the experience of many here was one she could share. as someone whose husband has served i know how hard it feels when a loved one leaves home to do the job they have trained for. when williams served in the falklands or for search and rescue, i remember how it felt. but i can‘t imagine how it feels when your loved ones are away on active service over christmas. or at those special family moments. the absence of people you love must be especially hard at this time of year. for the duke of cambridge there was a surprise visit to a west london school with rapper professor green. it was part of the royal foundation dinner was my ongoing work around mental health and in particular cyber baleen. it was a chance to listen and talk to teenagers and hear their online concerns. if you‘re outside here, whatever you‘re doing,
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one of your mates gets picked on, you‘re going to be there to support them, but if it‘s happening on a screen and you can‘t see what‘s going on, that‘s one thing i think about regularly. the coming months will give us a sense of what kind of working royal meghan wants to be. here she took her mother and husband to the launch of the cookbook, the proceeds of which will go towards helping those affected by the grenfell tower tragedy. the duchess was behind the publication alongside the local community. working on this project the past nine months has been a tremendous labour of love, i had recently moved to london and i felt so immediately embraced by the women in the kitchen, your warmth and kindness and also to be in this city and see in this one small room, how multicultural it was, on a personal level i feel so proud to live in a city that can have somewhat diversity, 12 countries represented in this one group of women is pretty outstanding.
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in the autumn harry and meghan began their first overseas tour to australia, new zealand, tonga and fiji. for harry, it was a chance to support the impact this game for injured servicemen and women he built. and for meghan, her engagement strongly hinted at where she would focus her royal work, the education and empowerment of young women appears high on her agenda. here, she spoke at a university in fiji. when girls are given the right tools to succeed, they can create incredible futures, not only for themselves, but for all of those around them. and while progress has been made in many areas across the commonwealth, there is always scope to offer more opportunities to the next generation of young adults and specifically, to young women. harry and meghan, their wedding, the family dynamic and the news of their own baby due in the spring as dominated 2018. it‘s likely to be a similar story next year.
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as this growing royal family adjusts to its new arrivals. happy christmas and welcome to breakfast with louise minchin. our headlines today: rescuers battle to prevent disease spreading in the wake of the tsunami in indonesia that‘s killed more than 400 people. after three days of disruption at gatwick airport, the government says drone detection systems can now be deployed throughout the uk.
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