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this is bbc world news today. our top stories: british prime minister theresa may holds a conference call with members of her cabinet — with the government warning mps not to try and block brexit. what we are now getting are some of those who will always opposed to the result of a referendum trying to huack result of a referendum trying to hijack brexit and still result from the people. president trump attacks the democrats for rejecting proposals to end the longest government shutdown in us history. tens of thousands of greeks protest in athens against a name change deal with the neighbouring republic of macedonia. and, red alert in the night sky — the rare sight of a super blood wolf moon. hello and welcome to world news today. britain's prime minister theresa may has held a conference call with members of her cabinet —
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to discuss how she intends to break the brexit deadlock. on monday, mrs may will make a statement to mps setting out an alternative plan. then on tuesday 29th, mps will deliver their verdict in another commons vote — with two months to go before the uk leaves the european union. meanwhile a cross party group of mps is discussing how parliament could take control of the process to stop a no deal brexit happening. our political correspondent alex forsyth has more. it has been five days since theresa may's brexit plan was thrown out, rejected by mps. and while she is working out her neck steps, some on the backbenches have plans of their own. orders, so mps could delay
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this group of mps is trying to work within the normal traditions of the house, albeit changing some of the standing orders to ensure the house of commons has a proper voice in what is without doubt, the biggest crisis in modern peacetime history. it could change the way this place works, giving backbench mps, not ministers, more power to dictate what comes before parliament, shaping policy. some in government claim it is extremely concerning. what we are now getting are some of those that will always be opposed to the results of the referendum, to hijacked brexit and steal the referendum from the people. parliament is gridlocked and while some mps want a pause in the process, some want to get on and leave, deal or not. someone is everything or public vote and some want the prime minister's deal with some changes to be salvaged. changes to the international
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plan to avoid a hard irish border might bring mps round. there should be an agreement that ensures there is no hard border between the united kingdom and ireland. can we achieve what the irish government wants and what we want by a different mechanism? there is no detail of an alternative and the irish foreign minister isn't convinced, tweeting. .. labour says theresa may now has to fundamentally shift her position. if the prime minister won't move her red lines, you can see what is going to happen, parliament will try and take control of the process. that is because people are frustrated with the prime minister. it is only happening because of that and in the next week or so, other options will be tested one way or another. expect further turbulent scenes when the prime minister appears here tomorrow to update mps on her thinking. happgrrwrti-rbteflh
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let's u p last point at the end of that report, the over who gets to battle over who gets to control what with brexit, what you make happens with brexit, what you make of this plan to try to seize control of this plan to try to seize control of what happens next? what difference could it make? it is but the is will eremv corbyn ! is will eremv corbyn back question is willjeremy corbyn back these amendments? - if these question is willjeremy corbyn back thes don't ndments? - if these question is willjeremy corbyn back thes don't get |ents? - if these question is willjeremy corbyn back thes don't get enough - if these question is willjeremy corbyn back thes don't get enough support f these question is willjeremy corbyn back thes don't get enough support to 1ese question is willjeremy corbyn back thes don't get enough support to take mps don't get enough support to take control of the process and extend article 50, the exit mechanism, then it does not matter we will continue on the course we are on it does not matter we will continue oh the course we are on no. it does not matter we will continue on the course we are on no. we'll hear from theresa may tomorrow with her plan b, been forced to do this at short notice. what you think we could possibly hear that will the dial? there is not much she can do, reports today is that she wants a
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bilateral deal with ireland whereby they remove the backstop from the withdrawal agreement but that's an absolute nonstarter. i think we'll see something along those lines and it will get quickly shot down in both dublin and the eu. what next, any political consensus over what kind of withdrawal agreement we could agree on? that's the problem but as the clock ticks down ultimately in my view it's going to bea ultimately in my view it's going to be a choice between theresa may's deal, another off—the—shelf model like norway, or a no deal bread straight brexit. i think both leaders of both parties are opposed toa leaders of both parties are opposed to a second referendum and it's not clear that a public opinion has shifted in favour of remain. do you think there has been movement? there was a point where those in favour of another referendum seemed to be pushing ahead in the polls, you think that's gone backwards? the latest poll of polls is that remain
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is on 54% and lead is a few percentage points behind so this does not suggest a seismic change in the population and i think brexit has become such an emotive issue that people who voted either we have only become more firmly entrenched in their views. it will be another interesting, we keep saying decisive but everyday there are developments, thank you for coming in, good to see you. president trump has again attacked the democrats for rejecting proposals to end the longest government shutdown in us history. in return for funding for a beefed up wall with mexico, the president had offered compromises on undocumented migrants. let's speak to our correspondent in washington david willis. what have we been hearing from trump today then? he has been treating a storm. if you include retweets he has been hitting the send button no fewer than 21 times and counting. as
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well he might because the president is under pressure from all sides at the moment, the conservative commentator ann coulter is accusing him of effectively offering an amnesty to hundreds of thousands of people who are in this country illegally. she treated rather damningly that we voted for trump and we gotjeb, that's a reference to the much more moderatejeb bush who president trump defeated for to the much more moderatejeb bush who president trump d nomination. republican presidential nomination. add to that pressure from the democrats who say his new package of proposals is a nonstarter and they are refusing to discuss border security until he reopens the government and then there is pressure from the american people because consistently opinion polls show more of them blame mr trump and his party for the current shutdown than blame the democrats. on top of all of that he bought about 800,000 people who are going without pay and this week unless it's resolved in
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the meantime will miss a second paycheque. more of them are turning out at food banks and so on and the stories of hardship are certain to grow. how is this playing on the sunday morning chat show we heard from democratic congressman adam schiff today and he accused president trump of cynicism and his offer to protect those hundreds of thousands immigrants who were brought here illegally. he said basically these were protections the trump administration itself removed from these people and is nowjust seeking to restore and it's interesting as well i think, the change in president trump's approach to this whole border wall because he wa nts to this whole border wall because he wants talked in very grandiose terms ofa wants talked in very grandiose terms of a big beautiful wall stretching from sea to shining sea. now it's a
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different message, he's talking about a steel fence that instead of spanning 2000 miles welljust cover about 2030 instead. —— 230. maybe he thinks turning down the rhetoric will make things more palatable to the democrats but somehow i doubt it. greek riot police have clashed with crowds of protesters outside parliament opposed to the recognition of the country's neighbour as the republic of north macedonia. youths wearing gas masks stormed the steps of parliament but were pushed back. the greek government is expected to ask for the name to be changed this week. nick thorpe has more. feelings run high in greece about the name macedonia. a clear majority of greeks feel the name belongs to them and them alone. while today's protest was largely peaceful or radical elements in the crowd tried to fight their way towards the
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parliament building through the ra nks parliament building through the ra n ks of parliament building through the ranks of the riot police. for an bee"; 7 which i fiffff” w7 w pushing threud‘eparlia “lent—bike coming days. translation:£ is over but we must carry everything is over but we must carry out our duty and be here. everything is over but we must carry out our duty and be herelj everything is over but we must carry out our duty and be here. i believe this is the last push regarding the national topic of macedonia. i believe the greek people must fight the last battle. it's our last hope. this is the reason for their desperation. the prime minister and his party narrowly winning a vote of confidence in parliament last week provoked by the departure of his coalition partner over the macedonian name issue. the parliament has already ratified the agreement. if the greek parliament does so as well it will enter into force and become legally irreversible. its champions say it will benefit not only northern
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macedonia but the whole of the balkans and will also be good for greece. this protest may be the last chance of opponents of the deal to vent their anger and frustration. yiannis baboulias is a greek journalist. he explained more about the background to this protest. so after the dissolution of the yugoslav republic we had several smaller countries popping up across the region. macedonia became the epicentre of a particular bitter fight that centres around the legacy of ancient macedonia and nationalist projects on both sides. since the early 90s nationalism in both countries has used this issue to rally support and build narratives around identity and fears that somehow the smaller macedonian state
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folsom who try to claim greek style because originally the ancient macedonia was in greece. greece at the same time had the whole history of looking not our neighbours with suspicion and this only became worse under the man who tried to build this fake nationalist narrative that in fact macedonia are the heirs to ancient macedonia and now we are here today 28 years later. clearly people are passionate about this, huge numbers demonstrating. brother presence on the streets make any difference. at this stage it does not look like it will make any difference. to speak realistically the demonstrations are not that big, the demonstrations are not that big, the polls suggest a majority of greeks are against the deal, u nfortu nately greeks are against the deal, unfortunately looking at the big picture this has been going on for far too long. it does not help the
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interests of greece, it does not help macedonia actually develop further. and the big thing is is they want to increase their presence in the balkans and cannot allow for what is happening now which is russia and turkey actually using this entire issue to increase their influence just this entire issue to increase their influencejust in this entire issue to increase their influence just in the northern borders of a nato country. stay with us on bbc world news, still to come: all the sports news — roger federer is out of the australian open. a seventh title in melbourne still eludes him after defeat to greece's stefanos tsitsipas. donald trump is now the 44th
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president of the united states, he was sworn in over several hundred thousand people on the steps of capitol hill in washington. it's going to be only america first. america first. demonstrators waiting for mike gatting and his rebel cricket team we re gatting and his rebel cricket team were attacked with tear gas and set upon by police dogs. campaigners say they will carry on the protests throughout the tour. they call him the picture, he is being held on a fraud charge in bolivia but the west germans want to extradite him for crimes committed in wartime france. there he was the gestapo chief. millions came to be this close as possible to this spot, a tide of humanity believed by officials to have broken all records. this is bbc world news today.
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the latest headlines: british prime minister theresa may is to brief ministers on cross—party talks — as downing street warns mps not to try and block brexit. president trump attacks the democrats for rejecting proposals to end the longest government shutdown in us history. there's been widespread condemnation of a car bomb left outside a courthouse in londonderry in northern ireland last night. police have called it a ‘very significant‘ attempt to kill people. hundreds of people were evacuated just minutes before the device exploded. the dissident republican group, the new ira, is suspected of being behind the attack and two men have been arrested. our ireland correspondent, emma vardy, reports. this cctv shows the vehicle arriving outside the courthouse in londonderry city centre. the driver parks up and then runs away. shortly after, a group of youngsters pass by, oblivious. the device detonates atjust after 8pm last night.
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i thought this was all a thing of the past, so it's a bit you know — don't really know what to think, to be honest. this doesn't accomplish anything. it doesn't prove anything. what are we trying to prove ? a warning was called in, but police had already spotted the suspicious vehicle some ten minutes earlier and were evacuating the city centre. hundreds of people were led to safety from the busy hotels and bars. today, two men in their 20s were arrested and remain in custody. thankfully the local community and the police service acted bravely together and we got everybody away just in time. wthfi‘enm e'éstgi‘zg‘tsé'fiast = as we were leaving the area and it's this attack has been linked to the dissident republican group known as the new ira, a proscribed organisation which aims to bring about a united ireland. police say a pizza delivery van was hijacked by two armed men
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in derry a short time before the explosion. it was a very crude device that was placed inside this vehicle, but officers described it as a significant attempt to kill people. scenes like this were once common in northern ireland, but not any more. my message to those whoever they are, who were responsible for this action is to stop, to understand they have no support for such actions. arlene foster called it a pointless act of turret which must be act of terror which must be condemned in the strongest terms. the police evacuation meant there were no injuries, but the incident reawakened memories of darker times. emma vardy, bbc news, derry. police say they have spoken to the duke of edinburgh after he was pictured driving without a seatbelt — two days after he was involved in a crash. the accident happened near the royal estate at sandringham in norfolk when the 97 year old's car collided with a vehicle carrying
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two women and a baby. one of the women, who broke her wrist in the crash, says she has not received an apology from the duke. let's bring you up—to—date on the sporting action now with jeanette. thank you forjoining us, it's been quite a day at the australian open, roger federer at the defending champion standby stefanos tsitsipas of greece in four sets ending his bid for a 21st grand slam title. a record seventh in more than. angelique kerber ranked second in the world won only two games against debutant danielle collins. in these corridors of power sometimes the biggest name is right behind you. 20 all stefanos tsitsipas against roger federer, he's won all there is in the game. the problem with kids these days is they have no respect for their elders. he tumbled but did not
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crumble and even though he lost the first set tie—break before long it was roger federer‘s destroy open left in ruins. where once he stood like a hercules or his sport he was 110w like a hercules or his sport he was now reduced to the supporting act in his own greek tragedy. stefanos tsitsipas quite simply the biggest win of his career. i have been idolising him since the age of six. i actually, it was a dream come true for mejust being here i actually, it was a dream come true for me just being here facing i actually, it was a dream come true for mejust being here facing him andi for mejust being here facing him and i mean, winning, there is no, i cannot describe it. cheering mass of regrets tonight. i might not look the part, but i am. i felt like i have to win the second set, i don't care howl i have to win the second set, i don't care how i do it and that cost
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the game tonight. not quite the five setter roberto bautista agut had to endure, his third victory going the distance this week overcoming martin cilic. he will play stefanos tsitsipas next. shorter and simpler in straight sets for his spanish counterpart, rath and adele's hunt for a second title in melbourne remains on course after victory over tomas berdych. simple but more shocking for danielle collins, she thrashed the second seed and wimbledon champion angelique kerber 6- 06- wimbledon champion angelique kerber 6— 06— two. she may not have won four mac grand slam match before but i tell you it's going to keep i tell you its gaifig'ta keep . . ,. fl , , her i toll you its goifig'to ros-so . . ,. fl , , “biff i toll you its goifig'to ros-so . . ,. fl , , whether --eole eéiff i toll you its goifig'to ros-so . . ,. fl , , whether --eole are 1,7 i toll you its goifig'to ros-so . . ,. fl , , whether people are firmly ' ' ' mine. whether people are firmly mine. whether peeple are firmly me, iam mine. whether peeple are firmly me, i am not really fazed by against me, i am not really fazed by it. i love it either way. i kind of it. i love it either way. i kind of it more when like it more when people cheer againstm sometimes like it more when people cheer against m sometimes because like it more when people cheer againstm sometimes because i'm ,=.!‘,=.i".t.!’ flee eemetimeerhefiyee !»"'r-.— — .. like, i ermine! nne een‘refin‘reerneeer'ee ym— — .. like, i them like, i want to get them back and prove them wrong. ashleigh barty up for the fight against maria a
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manchester city kept the pressure on premier league leaders liverpool with a routine 3—0 win over managerless huddersfield despite the scoreline it was not the most outstanding performance we've seen from pep guardiola's side this season. danilo firing from distance after a heavy deflection on 18 minutes while raheem sterling and if; both struck in half. a fourth straight win second half. a fourth straight win in the league for manchester city and puts them back within four mac points of liverpool. we have done so far incredible, in the champions league, the carabao cup, and we have incredible points. 57, 56, i don't know. so there are a of so we so game us éeeeeee
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game us view: us every game teaches us and shows us what we have to do to improve. harry winks scored in the last second of the game to give tottenham a 2—1win at fulham. the hosts had laid after e llorente at fulham. the hosts had laid after e llore nte own at fulham. the hosts had laid after e llorente own goal but dele alli equalised before the winner in the 93rd minute. and that's all your support for now. skywatchers are gearing up for a lunar eclipse that's due to begin injust a few hours' time. it's called a super blood moon and should be visible in many parts of the world. this kind of eclipse occurs when the earth passes precisely between the sun and the moon. the sun is positioned behind the earth, and the moon moves into the earth's shadow, turning it red. the entire eclipse will be visible from north and south america, as well as parts of western europe and north africa. with me now is the space and science television presenter, dallas campbell. good to have you in the studio, tell us more good to have you in the studio, tell us more about this phenomenon, how
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often we get to see it, should we be setting our alarms because it won't happen for a while? that's a good question, inconveniently it's doing it in the middle of a monday morning, five o'clock in the morning so whether or not you can be bothered to get up, i will say of course you should because it's beautiful. i was just outside and it's not started but the moon, any full moon on a clear night is the most wonderful thing so we will keep our fingers crossed for a cloudless sky. we are looking at pictures from last year, we don't have it from this year yet but it's happening all around the world at different times. here in the uk a couple of hours to go. between 230 monday morning and until 7:48am, that's the full length of time but around about five o'clock in the morning is when you get into totality. between sort of 430, 530 that particular hour, if you are brave and have nothing to do on monday morning and can maybe sleep in. because i think it will be
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spectacular. if there is no cloud, the men will go red you get the light from the sun passing through the earths atmosphere which refracts and projects itself onto the surface to give it that colour. and the super bit of this great dramatic title, superb blood wolf moon is that the moon is slightly closer to the earth, sometimes it's further away, sometimes it's closer so all these things have a line, the planets have aligned so it will be red. you won't see it being much closer, it will not look much bigger and the sky. we have been debating why it's called a wolf moon? the internet says there are all kinds of reasons, there are all kinds of reasons, there are all kinds of reasons, there are all kinds of reasons, the reverse old world superstitious names given to the various film and is —— full moon's.
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the wolf moon is a january moon, it sounds dramatic when you put it with blood and super, why they are not showing an american werewolf in london on tv tonight, do you know what i mean? then we could make a big party. may be next time, another ten years? i think the next good one in the uk is the 20th of december 2029.10:40pm. in the uk is the 20th of december 2029. 10:40pm. will you be getting up, setting your alarm? there may be. we expect to see our twitter picture from you. it is worth staying up for because it's the moon and we like to look at the night sky. we sure do. thank you for being with us. you can reach me on twitter. stay with us, headlines coming up shortly. it's been a bright day for many of
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us it's been a bright day for many of us today but more on the way of clear weather overnight to meaning it will be a widespread frost, here are some sunday sunshine from north wales. a weak weather front bringing wet weather and parts of scotland and northern ireland, this area of cloud into england and wales a little patchy rain but hardly anything associated with that. where you have got the thickest cloud the temperature might hold out above freezing. blue showing up on our map going into monday morning, that's the frost taking hold. quite a sharp frost in places, prolonged clear whether, high cloud increasing across scotland and northern ireland but still some viewing of the total lunar eclipse going into the morning but watching this as we go deeper into monday, more vigorous weather system dry with ,,. the e; :.§iifi . .,
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the for e; :.§iifi . ., is picking €277 7 see up up to 60 mph. into the gusts up to 60 mph. into the afternoon some rain and snow on the hills especially in scotland moving in and turning more persistent. single figure temperatures for in and turning more persistent. si us, figure temperatures for in and turning more persistent. si us, figure t cold ratures for in and turning more persistent. si us, figure t cold day res for in and turning more persistent. si us, figure t cold day res ar to come. rain until snow in fie- and perhapsbrieftyren tbeback edge! it clears, pushing i the south into gm? hours of way south into the early hours of tuesday, when three showers following into - north—west, frost following into the north—west, frost for many cold coming following into the north—west, frost for many- cold i coming in for many of us. cold airmmingid the westerly for many of us. cold airmmingid the - westerly on tuesday, on the north westerly on tuesday, the showers may be some rain along the showers may be some rain along the coast, sleet and snow, hail out of these northern we are going to see some accumulations out of this, not just see some accumulations out of this, notjust on see some accumulations out of this, not just on the see some accumulations out of this, notjust on the hills but may be heavier showers to lower levels in places might drift eastwards, deeper into the day, temperatures coming
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down stronger north—westerly to make the call day on tuesday there will be some sunny spells around frosty nights to come for the rest of the week a few showers around but quite a bit of dry occasionally sunny weather but a word of note, wednesday night into early thursday there could be snow showers in parts of east anglia, the week ahead is cold, wintry showers, frosty nights but by friday a little less cold. this is bbc world news, the headlines. britain's prime minister theresa may has held a conference call with senior ministers on how to break the brexit deadlock before addressing parliament on monday. it comes as a cross party group of mps discuss how parliament could take control of the process to stop ‘no deal‘ brexit. president trump has again attacked the democrats for rejecting proposals to end the longest government shutdown in us history. he had offered compromises on undocumented migrants. in return for funding for a border wall greek riot police have clashed with protesters in athens demonstrating against plans to recognise the country‘s northern neighbour under its new name
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of north macedonia. crowds tried to force their way to parliament, but were pushed back. skywatchers are gearing up for a lunar eclipse, which some refer to as a "super blood moon". during the spectacular event, the earth‘s natural satellite turns
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