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this is bbc news, the headlines at two... rescuers in indonesia say they're worried about disease spreading following the tsunami on saturday which has killed more than 420 people. hundreds turn out to greet the royal family for their traditional church service at sandringham. in his christmas message, pope francis appeals for fraternity between individuals, nations and religions to help solve the conflicts of the world. stocks listed on asian markets fall sharply after wall street suffers its worst christmas eve performance. actor kevin spacey is charged with sexual assault in america and releases a video addressing allegations made against him. and in half an hour we take a front row seat as mark kermode looks back on the big releases of the year in review 2018: the year in film. indonesia's disaster agency now say at least a29 people were killed
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and 150 are still missing following the volcanic eruption and tsunami that swept through sunda strait on saturday. more than m00 people have been injured. thousands of people who live on the islands of java and sumatra have been forced to evacuate to higher ground as the tsunami hit coastal areas. charities in indonesia say they're worried about disease spreading as clean water and medicine supplies are dwindling. sameer hashmi reports from the coast of west java. it was supposed to be a busy christmas for tommy manangka but it's turned out to be empty. his beach facing resort, were shattered when a strong wave from the sea powered its way through these doors on the night of the tsunami. in this muslim dominated country, tommy is from the christian minority.
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and on a day he should be celebrating, he's busy picking up pieces of his retirement plan. translation: i was with my guests when i saw a huge wave that went over the yard. i shouted, "this might be a tsunami". i asked the people to move up to the second floor and then the next wave came in so quickly, the guests who were in the lobby, were dragged all the way to the road. the government has now turned its attention providing relief for thousands of people who have been displaced. several such centres have been set up to collect food and clothing. leading the relief and rescue operations in this region is this commander. he says progress has been difficult. the challenge will be mostly because of the weather right now. it's rainy season, the end of the year. we try hard to still keep searching the shore. the special forces have been jointly conducting rescue operations
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with the national search agency across all the affected regions. we have been following the rescue team for the last hour and they have been going from one beach to another, trying to sift through the debris to look for more survivors. there are still many people that are missing. the team are still optimistic and hopeful, even though they realise that this has been a year of disasters for indonesia. the president has ordered the installation of a new, advanced tsunami warning system. if 2018 has shown anything, it's that in a country as seismically active as indonesia, all help is needed to quell mother nature's fury. sameer hashmi, bbc news. rosemarie north is from the the international federation of red cross and red crescent societies and is in banten province in indonesia. i asked her to explain what they are doing to prevent disease spreading. we know after the tsunami generally
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infrastructure is damaged and people are displaced. that means they are living away from their homes and in this case we know about 16,000 people have moved away from the coastline and i live in uphill with families or neighbours or in mosques. that means they do not have access to their normal water supplies. and you might have overcrowding. the red cross is concentrating quite heavily on providing fresh drinking water as well as other relief materials. medical supplies are important and there are a number of people with serious injuries. that is right. we are seeing a bit of a mixture of things, injuries like broken bones and scrapes and sometimes head injuries where people have been slammed against a wall by the waves. we are also seeing people with long—standing conditions who have not been helped by this disaster,
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diabetes and so on. then we are a bit worried about waterborne diseases and the vector—borne diseases and the vector—borne diseases like dendy because the conditions are not great and because it is now the rainy season. to add to this all, it is quite cool here and it has been raining so it is tough for people who have been sleeping rough. and there are always fears of another tsunami? that is right. you have to remember it is not even three days since this terrible tragedy. people are very jittery. the red cross team was in a village today where there was a rumour that went round about another wave coming and people just ran. also today the government asked us to pause in the search and rescue because it is still extremely high tides and high waters, because of the combination of the moon and so on. so it wasjust the combination of the moon and so on. so it was just too dangerous. there is a real sense that something else could happen, are we safe to
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return to the coastline? this is something that we see after other disasters, even with earthquakes we have after—shocks. it will take a while for people to feel confident in their surroundings again. but the reality is indonesia is extremely disaster prone and this coastline is as well. given the sudden nature of this tsunami presumably a lot of people are still in shock? shock is a medical term and no doubt they are extremely disturbed when their natural environment changes so dramatically. but the other thing thatis dramatically. but the other thing that is quite disturbing to me as well is the waves were relatively low. they were 30—90 centimetres high, but they came on top of very high, but they came on top of very high tides and they came with this enormous power. you imagine some towering, breaking surf type wave, but it was this very low, powerful
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surge of water and to have that invading your environment, home, garden, wrote, is very disturbing. we will be speaking to our reporter later. we will be speaking to our reporter later. the queen and members of the royal family have attended church in sandringham in norfolk. prince philip did not attend the christmas day service but a palace spokesman said he was in perfectly good health. also absent was the duchess of cornwall who is recovering from a heavy cold. the duchess of sussex is enjoying her first christmas as a member of the royal family. she was the first non—married partner to be invited to sandringham last year, now she is due to give birth to a royal baby in the spring. joining me now from the sandringham estate in norfolk, is our correspondent charlotte gallagher. as is the case every year, large numbers of people wanting to see the royals. we have got a real problem with
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that. i am even hearing myself back. we will return to charlotte as soon as we establish contact with her. you are watching bbc news. let's return to the tsunami and the ongoing concerns in indonesia of disease, the lack of medical supplies and a shortage of fresh water. 0ur reporter is there on the island of java. give water. 0ur reporter is there on the island ofjava. give us water. 0ur reporter is there on the island of java. give us your assessment. i just saw a flash of lightning behind you. the bad weather is not helping? it is not. it has been a challenge for the rescue teams here because every day they have been going out and trying to go to those villages and beaches where people are suspected to be stuck or missing. despite so many people being rescued, there are still a lot of people missing and thatis still a lot of people missing and
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that is why the rescue teams have been going out every morning, going from one village to another on this island which is a popular holiday destination. a lot of people work here and come here for holidays and they have been going from one location to another to look for them. they had been looking through them. they had been looking through the debris to look for people, but they have not had too much luck because of the bad weather. this has really hampered the rescue operations. the weather has not changed for three days. we have been hearing there are concerns about disease and the spread of disease, particularly given the lack of fresh water. yes, that has also been a big challenge. when the tsunami struck at the weekend, the first priority for the government was to rescue people. they were paying full attention to that. now that a lot of people have moved away from the coach and i know staying in these
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camps set up by the government, there is still a tsunami warning in place until wednesday. the government has advised all the people staying on the coast to move to the camps or two higher areas. there are concerns with regards to providing them with proper clean water, to prevent any diseases that could spread in a scenario like this, said the government is now focusing on that. they are trying to collect a lot of medicines, clothes, food and items to provide thousands of people who are residing in these relief camps. 15,000 people have been displaced because of the tsunami. it is quite a storm around you, how accessible is the area where they need the aid of the most? the good thing is the government has been able to shift these people to the mainland, they are not staying on the coast. today i was out with the rescue team and we visited a lot
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of sports that are completely empty. the government has made sure that these people have moved out. a lot of people have lost their homes, so they have nowhere to go. the coast is quite clear, but for the rescue teams it is difficult because of the weather conditions. there are times when they want to check out fresh beaches where they have not been able to visit in the past, but they have not been able to do that because of the bad weather. and you very much. thank you very much. thank you very much. the pope has appealed for brotherly love between people of all races, nations and religions to help solve the conflicts of the world. in his traditional christmas message, he said differences were not a danger but a source of richness. here, the archbishop of canterbury, justin welby, used his christmas sermon to speak of peace and unity at a time of challenge and discord. here's our religious affairs editor, martin bashir. with the basilica bathed in sunshine, pope francis began his address by asking what is
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the universal message of christmas. it is, he said, that god is a good father and we are all brothers and sisters, common humanity, despite our ethnic and cultural differences. translation: by his incarnation, the son of god tells us that savaltion comes from love, acceptance and respect of this poor humanity of ours, which we all share in a variety of languages and cultures. he followed this with a litany of nations at enmity, from syria to the ukraine. the korean peninsula to the middle east, where he pleaded for israelis and palestinians to resume dialogue in a place, he said, was chosen by the lord, but torn apart by conflicts. translation: may all of us receive peace and consollation peace and consolation from the birth of the saviour
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in the knowledge we are loved by the one, heavenly father. realising you, that we are brothers and sisters and come to live as such. at canterbury, arbishopjustin welby also emphasised that the gospel of christ is not divisive but unifying, and said that god's language of love must replace the language of conflict. people will rejoice and celebrate other things that christmas today. other things than christmas today. they will carry on with their lives, they will do good things and bad things. they will cause trouble and they will bring joy. although he did not mention the political challenges that lie ahead for the nation, justin welby, like other religious leaders, had used his christmas sermon to speak of peace and unity at a time of challenge and discord. joining me now from the sandringham estate
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in norfolk, is our correspondent charlotte gallagher. you told me earlier there were crowds there when the royals were there at least. i promise you there we re there at least. i promise you there were hundreds of people here earlier. there might only be a few dog walkers now, but when the royals we re dog walkers now, but when the royals were here there were crowds of people. some got here at half past fourin people. some got here at half past four in the morning and were queueing at the gates in the dark in order to get prime position and meet some of the royal family and they we re some of the royal family and they were not disappointed. after the service many of the royals walked down the path to sandringham house and meta down the path to sandringham house and met a lot of people who had been waiting for hours. 0ne and met a lot of people who had been waiting for hours. one girl had a long conversation with the duchess of sussex and she said how much she enjoyed her as an actress. another spoke to kate, who said her children had woken her up very early this morning. we know from the papers
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there has been a lot of speculation about rifts and rivalries, but the royal family looked happy and relaxed here today. they walked into the church service together and walked slowly back chatting to everyone. hundreds and hundreds of people. it shows you the popularity of the royal family. people. it shows you the popularity of the royalfamily. it people. it shows you the popularity of the royal family. it has people. it shows you the popularity of the royalfamily. it has been people. it shows you the popularity of the royal family. it has been a big yearfor them. there of the royal family. it has been a big year for them. there was the royal wedding of harry and meghan markle, the wedding of princess eugenie, and then a new child, a new grandchild for the queen. lots of people were waiting and wanting to see the queen in her crown as well. now they have gone back for their christmas lunch, which is what we think the royal family has done as well. they will have their traditional christmas lunch and gather around to watch the queen's speech on the tv and apparently they like to do things like play charades, play board games and go
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for a walk. it is the same as any otherfamily, but for a walk. it is the same as any other family, but on a grander scale. as we would expect. charlotte, merry christmas to you as well. the headlines on bbc news... rescuers in indonesia say they're worried about disease spreading following the tsunami on saturday which has killed more than 420 people. hundreds turn out to greet the royal family for their traditional church service at sandringham. stocks listed on asian markets fall sharply after wall street suffers its worst christmas eve performance. the american actor kevin spacey has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenager in 2016. the alleged victim is the son of a us television news anchor. mr spacey has previously said he didn't remember the incident. andy moore reports. here is an interesting titbit that none of you may know... kevin spacey has been accused of unwanted sexual advances by more than 30 men, but these are the first allegations to get as far as court. i don't make this up...
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injuly 2016... he's accused of groping the teenage son of a television news reader in a bar. allegations that were first made public in a press conference last year. to kevin spacey, i want to say this — shame on you for what you did to my son. shortly after the charge was announced, kevin spacey released a video in which he adopted the role of his character frank underwood from house of cards. he made no direct reference to the accusations, but he said enigmatically, "you wouldn't rush to judgement without the facts, would you?" kevin spacey is the winner of numerous acting awards, but his career has come to a standstill since the first allegation was made. at the time he apologised for inappropriate drunken behaviour. he's since made an absolute denial of all the other allegations. in the uk, police are investigating six accusations of sexual assault dating from spacey‘s time as artistic director at london's old vic.
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andy moore, bbc news. asian stock markets have fallen sharply in response to fears about the us economy. yesterday us shares suffered their worst christmas eve performance ever. kim gittleson explains what's behind some of those market fears. it started off friendly enough. it is my pleasure and my honour to announcejerome powell to be the next chairman of the federal reserve. congratulations. but it is a relationship that has quickly turned sour. the fed is out of control, i think what they are doing is wrong. now president trump is reported to be threatening to fire his hand—picked fed chair while blasting america's central bank for its decision to continue to raise interest rates. most recently he said in a tweet that the fed was out of touch with markets.
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the president's ongoing criticism of the fed has worried investors and efforts by us treasury secretary steven mnuchin to soothe markets by releasing a letter saying he spoke to six big bank bosses seems to have backfired. we were not worried about the banks and all of a sudden you are telling us we should be worried about the banks and i think that is where we saw an extra downward momentum which was contrary to what the treasury had hoped and unfortunately it added more chaos instead of clarity. now the dowjones is flirting with its worth worst monthly performance since the great depression and the us markets that were once the envy of the world have become a global drag, pulling down indices injapan and europe. but with the us government shutdown and a president that feels increasingly isolated it is unlikely investors looking for a holiday truce will find much to cheer. two 15—year—old teenagers have been charged with the murder of a man in tottenham, north london, at the weekend. 25—year—old wilham mendes, a portuguese national, was stabbed to death
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during an incident on saturday night. after a series of recent attempts by migrants to cross the channel by boat to reach the uk, there's been another incident overnight. it's understood three vessels were intercepted off the kent coast this morning. britain's security forces now have the technology needed to help combat the threat of drones, according the security according to the security minister ben wallace. it follows three days of disruption last week at london's gatwick airport. christmas was almost cancelled, with three days of chaos and thousands of flights grounded or diverted, but after the drone disruption at gatwick, ministers now say they have the technology to curb the problem. taking to twitter on christmas eve, security minister ben wallace announced "we are now able to deploy detection systems throughout the uk to combat this threat." for the 140,000 passengers whose flights were cancelled or diverted, it's too late. police made two arrests over the incident, but elaine kirk
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and paul gait were eventually released without charge and cleared of any involvement. but they came home to find their names in some of the sunday papers along with their photos and details of their private lives. as you can probably imagine, we are feeling completely violated, our home has been searched and our privacy and identity completely exposed. 0ur names, photos, and other personal information have been broadcast throughout the world. we are deeply distressed, as are our family and friends. and we are currently receiving medical care. their experience has raised concerns about the coverage. the airport has offered a £50,000 reward through crime stoppers to catch the culprits responsible for the drama. monika plaha, bbc news. president trump and first lady
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melania trump have been getting into the christmas spirit by taking calls from children anxious to find out whereabouts father christmas was on his journey delivering their gifts. in one conversation, mr trump asked a 7—year—old boy whether he believed in santa, before saying it was ‘marginal‘ to do so at that age. you just have a good time. are you still believe in santa? at that age sa nta still believe in santa? at that age santa is marginal, right? you just enjoy yourself. where are you from? all the children who called in had done so in the hope of getting through to norad, the government agency that tracks santa's movements around the world at christmas. imagine how they felt when they got
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through to president trump! before that former strictly contestants will be back on the dancefloor later today, for the show‘s christmas special. tim muffett went along to rehearsals, to see if they could still tell their samba from their american smooth. what's it like to be back? frightening. everyone's watching you. yeah, nervous. so tell us about your routine — you're peter pan? yes, i'm peter pan, the boy that never grew up. that's about me. i'm flying in. and i've got a dog, going to be part of my dance — he'll probably dance better than i do. that's gatsby. do you like strictly come dancing? barks. there's a bed involved, did you realise that? yes, i always knew there was going to be, but didn't realise it was going to be so big. nervous? well, yeah. somehow i've got to get nadiya onto the bed to do a swivel, and swivel off the bed with her, and away we go with
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a viennese waltz. you're loving the warm—ups, the kind of breaststroke thing. talk us through that. we're flying! we're flying, yeah. we're dancing in the air. semi—finalist 2015. yeah. and when you walk back into this space, how do you feel? at first, the first moment i was really nervous, but then it just feels like coming home, a little bit. it's so familiar when you've danced week in, week out, week in, week out. that floor and i have got history. there's a lot of anxiety of mine on that floor, and the anxiety came back to greet me. this is anton's underskirt. so this is anton's dress? yeah, that's anton's. that's anton's dress, yeah. no, that's anton's. is this breaking news for you? when do you put on the outfit you're going to be dancing in? this is a normal monday for me.
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it's very good. yeah, i like it. ann and anton — one of the classic strictly pairings, ever. ever. yeah, we agree. some of your routines in 2010, they blew people's minds. that was because i couldn't dance. in the very first two hours of the very first morning's training, anton said to me, i think the less time you spend with your feet on the floor, the better. 0h...! what kind of look are we going for here, luca? so today, we're going for pinocchio. well, a girl pinocchio, with hair done. yes. earlier, we saw your stunt down the chimney. so is this going to affect your hair, potentially? i didn't think about that. do you know what?
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it'll make it easier, because i don't like it when my hair's in my face. today is very special, it's christmas day, so everyone is having a nice, magic day. not competitive. not competitive, really? define competitiveness, and everything. not competitive, but we want to win. we stay with the world of glamour because thomas chaffin acker has the weather for us. we have had no snow, but festive feel in the highlands of scotland. temperatures dipped down to minus eight degrees this morning. for the rest of us it is cloudy and it was very misty this morning, but we have
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sunshine, particularly in eastern areas of the country. it will progressively turn cloudy through the course of the day. it is also mild in many parts of western europe, not just mild in many parts of western europe, notjust in the uk. from germany eastwood ‘s it starts to get colder and in the far east we have got temperatures well below freezing and in some areas a white christmas. not here, 11 degrees in the west of the country, six or seven further east. this evening and overnight not a lot changes for most of us, just cloud floating and flowing. but later on in the night we will see some rain moving into the western parts of scotland. for most of us it averages 10 degrees, and on boxing day it will be a frost free morning. a lot of cloud to start with, but we are anticipating some sunshine to
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develop in the afternoon across the south, perhaps also in the north—west. a bit milderfor many south, perhaps also in the north—west. a bit milder for many of us on boxing day. on thursday i pressure is still in charge of the weather across many western parts of europe. all the weather fronts are still out to the west of us, so another quiet day on thursday. if anything, it will turn sunnier. in the south some lengthy bright and sunny spells and the same for the north east of england, and the north—east of scotland. temperatures will be typically round about 10 degrees, but the morning will be quite nippy on thursday. later on in the day the temperatures will struggle in eastern areas. for the rest of the week for most of us it is looking drive. there may be some wind and rain in the north of the country later on in the week. hello, this is bbc news with simon mccoy. the headlines:
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rescuers in indonesia say they're worried about disease spreading following the tsunami on saturday, which has killed more than 420 people. 150 remain missing. hundreds turn out to see the royal family for church at sandringham — but prince phillip and camilla did not attend the service this year. actor kevin spacey is charged with sexual assault in america and releases a video addressing allegations made against him. stocks listed on asian markets fall sharply, after wall street suffers its worst christmas eve performance. in his christmas message, pope francis has appealed for fraternity between individuals, nations and religions to help solve the conflicts of the world.
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