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this is bbc news. the headlines at 5pm: the family of shemima begum — the british teenager who ran away to syria to join the group that calls itself islamic state — say she has given birth to a boy. president trump warns the us will have to release hundreds of islamic state fighters unless the uk and other allies can take reponsibility for those jihadists who came from europe. hundreds of passengers are left with plane tickets they can't use, and hundreds ofjobs are at risk, as flybmi collapses. millions of workers could see their take—home pay fall in six weeks‘ time when the amount they have to pay into their pension pot increases. theresa may writes to every conservative mp urging them to put aside their personal differences over brexit and come together in the national interest. rosamund pike and jamie dornan * in a private war, which tells the story of war correspondent marie coleman on the front line. see what mark
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kermode things of that and the other releases in the film review. hello, good afternoon. the family of shamima begum — one of three british school girls who left britain to join islamic state — say they've been told that she's given birth. shamima, who's now 19, was found last week in a syrian refugee camp by the times newspaper. she said she wanted to bring up her baby, believed to be a boy, in britain, as she had lost two other children while living with is. it all comes as president trump has called for the uk and other european countries to take back hundreds of members of is captured in syria and iraq, and to put them on trial. jane frances kelly reports.
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the teenager, shemima begum, who travelled to syria to join the islamic state group as a schoolgirl of 15 four years ago is thought to have given birth to a son. a statement from the family's lawyer said mother and child were believed to be in good health, but they were still trying to make direct contact with her. the birth comes as debate rages about the best way to deal with those returning from the is caliphate. us—backed kurdish forces are continuing their assault on the final part of its territory in eastern syria. in a series of tweets, donald trump urged britain, france, germany and other european allies to take back over 800 isis fighters that were captured in syria and put them on trial. he said the caliphate was ready to fall and if they did not act, america would be forced to release the fighters, warning they would permeate europe. culture secretary and former attorney general
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jeremy wright agreed that britain would have to deal with its own citizens. if you are dealing with a british citizen who wants to return to this country, so they're only citizenship is british citizenship, we are obliged to take them back. that does not mean that we cannot put in place the necessary security measures to monitor their activities and make sure that they are not misbehaving. the shadow chancellor agreed with trump that britain should take responsibility for its citizens. we have to make sure we respond to our international duties of bringing war criminals to book. we'll make that contribution. whether that's collectively, the hague, or bringing them back here, we've got to step up to that responsibility. i would rather they were under lock and key than somewhere else, potentially a threat to this country. a former head of the british army said it was a mistake to think is had been defeated. it's not 100% victory. we may well complete the recapture of the territory that they had, but the ideology, the thinking,
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the support behind it will continue, and that will remain the struggle for this generation, perhaps the next generation. accepting fighters and their families back creates security issues, and is often unpopular. but many argue that to ignore them is to create an even bigger threat in the future. jane frances kelly, bbc news. our home affairs correpondent daniel sandford explained more about what we know. information came to the lawyer who is currently representing shemima begum's family, and he said they had information that she had given birth, and he went on to say it was a baby boy. they said they had not had direct communication with her, so they were trying to verify the information themselves. butjournalists in the camp have seen what appears to be a baby in the room with shemima begum, so it does looks as if it is possible that she has given birth overnight.
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the only information that she was pregnant in the first place came from her in her interview with the times. it does look as if she has had a baby. she's a british citizen. presumably there is a question mark about the rights of the baby to come to this country, being brought back to britain. clearly, mum wants to come back. what are the options for the authorities in terms of admitting her and what they do with her if she comes back? first off, the home secretary sajid javid has said he will not hesitate to try and stop people coming into the country who have gone to join terrorist organisations. that's easy to say, not as easy to implement, because if someone does not have any other option in terms of citizenship, you cannot take away their british citizenship, not a 19—year—old. that means you then have to kind of accept that they may be british and therefore you might have to allow them back into the country. that does not mean they are allowed to come back and resume their lives,
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because that return can be managed using what is called a temporary inclusion order. they can be told they are not allowed to come back until things have been put in place, such as for the police do meet someone on a plane, interview them, held in custody if they have been charged, they could be put under a degree of control, either using the measures or police bail measures. so someone would come back and be heavily investigated, and to a degree controlled, for a while. there are other options around the security service monitoring people's behaviour. depending on who it might be, shemima begum may not fit into this category... there is also what is known as the returning families project which is an attempt to try and reintegrate these sorts of people back into society. though, so far, a very small number of people have gone through that. it is not clear yet how successful that may or may not be. daniel sandford talking to me
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earlier. passengers with flybmi have been speaking of their frustration at the airline's abrupt collapse. the company announced last night that it was calling in administrators and cancelled all flights with immediate effect. in a statement, flybmi said it had run into financial difficulties, partly because of brexit. stuart flinders reports. it's half term and some travellers have begun their holiday not sure how it will end. i'm in a lay—by off the autobahn in munich. we've been caught up in the bmi saga today. we arrived at bristol airport to catch a flight, only for it to be cancelled at very short notice. we are now off into austria for ourskiing trip, but there is a real concern as to how we're going to get home. flybmi say they can't organise travel with other airlines themselves, nor will passengers be refunded. there are unfortunately going to be a lot of people out of pocket. for those of you, for those people who aren't able to get a refund through their credit card holder, you may also be entitled
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to something back through your insurance. flybmi operates from regional airports, including newcastle and bristol, flying to 25 european cities. the company blames rising fuel and carbon costs for its problems, but in a statement says... the futures of nearly 400 employees both here and abroad are also in doubt. this is flybmi's headquarters at east midlands airport. only one flight due out here today, and that has been cancelled. the advice from flybmi, if you've booked a flight with them, is to consult your insurers or your credit card company, because they can't organise an alternative flight for you.
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the company blames rising fuel costs, uncertainty over brexit for its problems, but you only have to look at their figures for last year. 29,000 flights, 522,000 passengers. it sounds a lot, but works out on average atjust 18 passengers on every plane. that's a lot of empty seats. earlier, i spoke to the former virgin atlantic director paul charles. it's been a basket case, really, in the industry for some years. it emerged out of the carcass of british midland in 2012, which was sold to lufthansa and then to british airways. and then, in fact, what happened was its new owners try to make a great strategy of being a regional player. now, its hallmark was in being a regional player but it simply didn't have the strategy on destinations that people wanted to fly to. and it had planes that were very expensive to run and there were not enough passengers to fly
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on the routes that it was flying. so when you combine all of that and a rise in the fuel price in recent months which has hit several airlines, then it was no surprise that bmi was going to go under. why would it go under when flybe, for example, have managed to survive? flybe has a different model, a very focused regional operation. the planes, in fact, were re—leased. it renegotiated the leases on the aircraft. but flybmi was never actually a strong brand, so it wasn't able to compete against the bigger players in the industry with a consistently strong brand and strong marketing message. and in the aviation industry, which chews up players like there's no tomorrow and spits them out very quickly if they're not strong players, then in fact, you'll find that flybmi was not able to survive in such a ferocious market. what threat does this raise beyond just the company itself, which has obviously gone under?
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it's possible that somebody else will step in and try to preserve something from this and bring it out of administration, but leaving that point aside, what about the future of our regional air links in this country? we have quite a number of regional airports. some of them operate on very small returns. it's a really good question, because it throws into question the very essence of regional transport strategy in this country. first of all, i think there will be some airlines that do pick over the bones of flybmi. already you're seeing loganair, which was part of the same group, coming forward to say it will run some services that used to be flybmi from the beginning of march. you may see some others, possibly even somebody like virgin atlantic, who say they may be able to do something with a new cooperation with flybe. from a regional airport point of view, yes, they rely on these tiny players to produce the revenue. a lot of regional airports —
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as a result of this weekend's saga — will actually be saying, "can we find replacements for the revenues we were getting in from flybmi?" they have huge expansion projects in some cases, such as at bristol airport, in their planning. and if they can't get these revenues from these regional airlines, they won't be able to expand so fast. you can't go by train as easily, you can't go by road because it is too long a journey for some people who want to do business meetings or short leisure hops. so without these regional airlines in place, it's certainly going to lead to fewer passengers making short trips. paul charles there talking about the demise of flybmi. police are investigating the murder of a 22—year—old man who was attacked in a car in brighton in east sussex. abdul deghayes died in the early hours of this morning after he was stabbed several times in a car that crashed. sussex police said he later died from his injuries at the royal sussex county hospital. it's emerged that two
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of his brothers were killed fighting for islamists in syria. his father has spoken of his shock at losing a third son. millions of workers could see their take—home pay fall from april this year when the amount they have to put into their pension pot increases. a bbc analysis of earnings suggests higher contribution rates for those in auto—enrolment pensions will hit pay packets, despite an imminent tax cut. to explain more, here's our business correspondent rob young. building a pension pot, sacrificing part of our wages today to pay for a more comfortable retirement. since 2012, ten million eligible workers have been automatically enrolled in a workplace pension. from april, many of those employees will have to pay a bigger proportion of their pay into their auto enrolment pension pot. according to an analysis of earnings carried out for the bbc, the annual take—home pay of someone earning £15,000 a year will be £49 lower. someone on £30,000 will take home £253 less.
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in a few weeks' time, many workers currently contributing 3% of their pay will have to put in 5%. this is quite a significant increase relative to what they have been paying to date, and this is going to affect up to ten million people who have been auto enrolled in the last few years. so, the potential impact of this change is quite substantial. the hit to net pay could have been bigger. a tax cut for most earners — also due in april — will soften the blow. some in the industry worry the hit to pay could lead people to opt out of saving for a pension. but speaking on a recent visit to this electronics factory, the minister in charge said she hoped that would not happen. we need to encourage people to save more, and we need to encourage employers to take more of a role in doing that. and i think that's exactly what we're seeing, and we're going tojust increase it slightly this year.
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the government regards auto enrolment as a huge success. it says it will closely monitor what happens in a few weeks' time. some in the industry say workers' contributions may have to rise even further if they want a decent retirement income. rob young, bbc news. the headlines now on bbc news: the family of shemima begum — the british teenager who ran away to syria to join the islamic state group — say she has given birth to a boy. it is understood from her lawyer that she gave birth to a son. president trump warns the us will have to release hundreds of islamic state fighters unless the uk and other allies can take reponsibility for those jihadists who came from europe. hundreds of passengers are left with plane tickets they can't use, and hundreds ofjobs are at risk, after flybmi collapses. more now on our top story. the family of the teenager shamima begum, who left britain four years ago to join the group that calls itself islamic state,
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believes she has given birth. it comes as president trump has demanded that european countries take back hundreds of islamic state fighters captured in syria and put them on trial. earlier, i spoke to macer gifford. that's not his real name. he fought alongside kurdish forces against islamic state for more than a year and a half. i asked him his thoughts on the shamima begum case. she is certainly unrepentant. i see no evidence that she is any less of a threat now than she was when she first went out. i want the british government to treat her with extreme caution. we can't get this wrong. people's lives are at stake. a lot of people are going to be in the situation where they went out for whatever reason, some idealistic, but the reality of what they have seen and experienced might not only have an impact, a deep psychological impact, but their views may not have changed. what do you make of donald trump's suggestion that it is down to us as european countries to, if necessary, bring these people back and put them on trial and punish them? i do think we do have a responsibility. what i want to see is
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the british government reintroduce legislation. at the moment, it's far too broad. we need to tackle isis and their supporters. the priority of government has to be justice to the victims, thousands of people who have died, but also they have a responsibility to keep us safe. as i said before, we cannot get this wrong. ifjust one of them comes back to commit a crime or an atrocity, then would we ever forgive ourselves? the ideology is the question here, because what they like to call the caliphate is now shrunk to a square kilometre, if that. 0nce that's all gone, presumably the dilemma is not only ideology, but many of the people disperse, and arguably are more of a threat than when they are concentrated. yes, at the moment, we are defeating the physical islamic state. but actually, the real challenge is easing the tension within the communities. people have seen syria ripped apart.
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isis have done untold damage to generations of young syrian people, so the next phase of the anti—isis fight, as it were, has to be investment, making people feel liberated, build schools, introduce a new type of democracy that makes all of the people feel like they are properly represented. won't there not be a reluctance, particularly from the united states, the uk, other european countries, when they see that will involve effectively a kind of making peace, breaking bread with president assad? there's no sign that the assad regime is going anywhere. assad is a brutal dictator. he has done terrible damage. much of isis's early growth is down to his decisions. the tragedy is the civil war has dragged on for many years. he's won. he beat the rebels in aleppo, he's got the backing of the russians. what we need is a pragmatic approach to all of this. we need to get all the parties, including sdf, in geneva and come up with a solution that actually
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works for everybody. theresa may has called on conservative mps to put "personal preferences" aside and get her brexit deal through the house of commons. in a letter to every tory member of parliament, the prime minister said "history would judge us all" over the handling of brexit. she also set out what the government would be doing in the coming days to try to secure the withdrawal agreement that will get parliament's backing. the brexit secretary, stephen barclay, travels to brussels tomorrow for a meeting with his eu counterpart, michel barnier. later this week, the attorney general, geoffrey cox, is expected to make a rare speech in which he will outline how the government will eliminate any legal risk to stop the irish backstop becoming indefinite. and the prime minister is scheduled to have another meeting with the president of the european commission, jean claude—juncker. earlier, i spoke to our political correspondent pete saull, who explained more about the prime minister's call for party unity. theresa may is trying to act as a peacemaker. the rhetoric has really intensified
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ever since that vote in the house of commons on thursday, particular on the form it remains head of the conservative party. increasingly exasperated colleagues with the european research group are pro—brexit tory mps. theresa may is saying to her colleagues, think about our place in history, let's come together, put our differences to one side and the national interest. she's also insisting that there's not going to be any change of tactics. she still intends to go back out to brussels. she has a meeting with jean—claude juncker later this week in which she will again try to get the european union to reopen negotiations on that thorny issue of the northern irish backstop. it's quite interesting to hear today from one of her ministers, the culture secretary, who suggested that the necessary changes to that backstop could be made without reopening the withdrawal agreement. as i say, i do not think it is the mechanism that matters,
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it is the objective. if you can get to a place where the potential longevity of the backstop, the potential that the backstop lasts forever, can be adequately dealt with, that is what we are all seeking to do, that's what parliament have been clear that it wants. it'll back this deal if it can do something about the backstop. the mechanism is what we are discussing at the moment, but parliament needs to give the prime minster the space to have that conversation with brussels, to see what we can achieve, and if we can do something about that, it is clear that parliament will be prepared to support this deal. although it was not entirely explicit, the idea although it was not entirely explicit, the idea that you could sort this issue out without reopening the withdrawal agreement probably will not go down well with a lot of conservative brexiteers who would like the government to take a pretty hard line on this. also interesting to note today that that fragile truce in the tory ranks is indeed very fragile.
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the defence minister said today that if it came to it, he thinks there should be a free vote on whether no—deal brexit should be taken off the table. he thinks, frankly, that would be a catastrophe — putting himself at odds with the other wing of the tory party. that raises the possibility of some of these people having to resign or be sacked if they stick to their word and the government won't give way on leaving no—deal on the table. what about labour? in a sense, labour could be the cavalry for theresa may, riding over the horizon, if they were willing to lend her enough votes to get her deal through and cancel out the hard line brexiteers and the dup. labour have made it clear that they will not accept a brexit deal unless the uk joins a customs union with the eu, but it is fair to say that labour has its own divisions over brexit, of course, and a lot of talk around westminster about a potential rupture within the labour party. we know for some time that some backbenchers have been unhappy with the leadership.
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and it's notjust because of brexit, anti—semitism issues, venezuela more recently, the shadow chancellor was asked about this this morning and he said that all of that potential split would be pretty counter—productive. we really do not see why there is a need, because all the issues that people have raised is the potential for a split, we are dealing with it. 0n brexit, we are holding the party together. those saying we will split without a people's vote, we have kept that option on the table and it might come about, so why split over that? it is ridiculous. this debate continues on social media, because labour activists have been trying persuade mps to sign up to a pledge that says that an mp would work for the achievements of a labour—led government under whatever leadership members elect, and they accept a labour—led government is infinitely better
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than any other election outcome. lots of labour mps have signed up to this pledge, but other labour mps notably have decided not to sign up, some making it clear that their pledge is their membership card which they have held and worked hard for for many years. also today a former, quite big figure in the labour ranks, former vice chair of the party, has decided that he is resigning his membership after 28 years, saying that it pains him to see what the labour party has become. us airforce transport planes carrying humanitarian aid for venezuela have landed at the colombian border, where food and medicine is being stock—piled for distribution. president maduro has refused to allow the aid in, accusing the us of trying to organise a coup. american officials say the aid had been requested by the venezuelan opposition leader, juan guaido who declared himself interim president last month. jon ironmonger reports. it is an operation both humanitarian and highly political.
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arriving on the colombian border, three us cargo planes carrying food, medicine and clothes for the people of venezuela. this is not the first shipment, nor will it be the last shipment, not only from the united states but we know many other countries arejoining as well. aid packages are being stockpiled at the request of the venezuelan opposition leader, juan guaido, in colombia, brazil and the caribbean. speaking at a rally in caracas, the self—proclaimed interim president appealed to new volunteers to help carry supplies over crossings next saturday. and he restated an ultimatum for the armed forces to back down. translation: once again, the message to the venezuelan armed forces, seven days for humanitarian aid to enter, a week for you to do the right thing and put yourselves on the side of the constitution.
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we are authorising the entrance of not only humanitarian aid but also humanity. us officials say venezuela is in the grip of an economic crisis, leading to widespread hunger and a critical shortage of basic medicines. according to the united nations, 3 million venezuelan migrants have fled the country since 2015. us aid drops are intensifying the stand—off with nicolas maduro, who has called the operation a disguise for an invasion. he continued this week to stoke up hostility among the armed forces, saying, "yankee, go home!" juan guaido said he would announce further details on monday about his plan to get aid into the country, but it is a promise he could struggle to keep. maduro's still loyal military have
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barricaded bridge crossings and show no signs of giving way. jon ironmonger, bbc news. at least nine people have died after a fire swept through 200 slum dwellings in southern bangladesh. the blaze broke out in the port city of chittagong. officials are investigating the possibility that a short circuit caused the blaze. more than 50 other people were injured. here, videos and photographs promoting animal cruelty and illegal bloodsports are being shared on social media, according to a bbc countryfile investigation. in response, facebook and youtube have taken down some of the content, but material celebrating illegal hunting and cockfighting is still accessible, as tom heap reports. from hare coursing to cockfighting, these are the cruelest of so—called sports with gambling at their heart. you may have thought these blood sports lived only in the past, but today, the power of the web has given them a new audience. we found evidence that some of the world's most popular internet
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sites — like facebook and youtube — are being used by illicit gambling rings to organise animal fights and also share disturbing and cruel images online with huge numbers of followers. it's about the money. it is purely about the betting. there's significant amounts of money made in this. we've got intelligence suggesting that dogs can be bought for £25—30,000, for a hare coursing dog with good bloodline. we've got hare courses making six figures annually, purely from hare coursing. and they can live stream to their friends in the pub. we have infiltrated a number of closed groups on facebook, groups believed to be sharing illegal blood sport material. they may not be publicly accessible but they have huge numbers of followers. and it's notjust facebook. we also found videos being uploaded and shared on youtube. we showed them our evidence, and facebook did take down one profile that had been up for several
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years, but others remain. facebook told us that their content "must respect local laws" and that they "rely on reports from appropriate authorities so they can take appropriate action." youtube also removed some material and said it had clear policies that banned graphic content and animal abuse. tom heap, bbc news. and there's more on tom's report on countryfile this evening on bbc one. that's at 7pm. making toast can expose you to more pollution than standing by a busy road, according to new research carried out at the university of texas at austin. the study found that when you make toast, the heating element starts warming up the debris inside the toaster, emitting pollutants. scientists are also warning of the dangers of indoor air pollution from household cleaning sprays, scented candles and gas cookers. jonathan grigg, professor
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of paediatric respiratory and environmental medicine at queen mary university in london, says we could take more prevantative measures when making toast. interesting, when we toast, use a toaster, we don't use a ventilation hood and perhaps we should use that more frequently. we do need to be more frequently. we do need to be more aware about what's being generated in the home, and these figures i think don't reflect necessarily the health effects of, in part, from roads and diesel on roads. we should not lose sight of that. but the indoor air pollution is becoming increasingly of a concern to us. finally, just to cheer you up. pictures from venice and the carnival. it was the floating parade last night. "blame the moon was the theme of this years parade — marking 50 years since the first man on the moon. the carnival tradition dates back centuries and is famous for the stylised masks donned by revellers. they will be celebrating for two weeks. let's look at what the weather is
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holding for us, whether we should be out on boats this evening. hello there. it was 15 degrees today in the southeast of england, but we are seeing some slightly cooler air coming in from the atlantic, together with quite a few showers as well, especially across western scotland and northern ireland, where it's going to be windy overnight. strong to gale—force winds here. some showers for england and wales and probably stuck with a fair bit of cloud for east anglia and the southeast. quite a blustery night, so temperatures no lower than five or six celsius. tomorrow, a day of sunshine and showers, some of them coming into england and wales, the bulk of them for scotland, especially western scotland and northern ireland, heavy with some hail and thunder. east anglia and the southeast of england could be cloudy, maybe a bit of rain and drizzle developing during the afternoon as well. temperatures still on the mild side — not as mild as it has been, mind you — 9—11 celsius. that rain goes overnight, and it'll be a chilly start to tuesday morning. one or two areas of frost around as well. but bright skies to begin with, hazy sunshine, it does cloud over very quickly. we get rain into northern ireland,
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eventually into western scotland. a breezy day, and those temperatures, again, 9—11. the family of shamima begum, the british teenager who ran away to syria to join the islamic state group, say they've been told she has given birth to a boy. president trump warns the us will have to release hundreds of islamic state fighters unless the uk and other allies can take reponsibility for those jihadists who came from europe. hundreds of passengers are left with plane tickets they can't use and hundreds ofjobs are at risk as flybmi collapses. theresa may writes to every conservative mp urging them to put aside their personal differences over brexit and come together in the national interest. millions of workers could see their take—home pay fall in six weeks' time when the amount they have to pay into their pension pot increases. sport, and for a full round—up, from the bbc sport centre, here'sjohn watson.
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good afternoon. we're yet to see an upset in the fifth round of the fa cup this weekend. we're approaching the closing stages of the last two games of the day ahead of the big one tomorrow night, chelsea against manchester united. crystal palace have one foot in the quarter—finals thanks tojeffrey schlupp‘s early goal against doncaster, which will have settled any nerves against the league one side. and then max meyer's effort on the stroke of half—time. doncaster have had no answer since. palace, remember, finalists in the fa cup back in 2016. around 15 minutes remaining at the keepmpat. swansea are on course to reach the quarter—finals, but they had to come from behind against fellow championship side brentford. 0llie watkins putting brentford ahead. but three second half goals have put the home side in control.
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luke daniels's own goal levelled the tie before danieljames grabbed their second here. brentford then had ezri konsa sent off and swansea took advantage, bersent celina making it 3—1. and put swansea on course to reach the last eight for a second successive season. in the early game, bristol city of the championship will be disappointed they couldn't produce an upset having won nine in a row coming into their match with high—flying wolves. they went down 1—0, but threatened to pull level in the second half. hannah lupton watched this one. tinfoil cup, tick. it is the fa cup in here to in four teams hope to get their hands on the real thing. wolves had been the premier league surprise package and there was something surprising about the quality shown as they ripped through bristol city. goal! a classic wolverhampton wanderers goal!
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scoring from their first opportunity well worth a fist pump. 1—0 up less than half hour end but it was also nearly two. against the post! in them sent the ball again from the premier league side! less co mforta ble premier league side! less comfortable after the break. this after a ll comfortable after the break. this after all is a bristol city site who have won their last nine. but this with time, space but no precision. wolves hit the woodwork again. the home side continued to pile on the pressure. flicked on and pushed over the bar! pushing to equalise until the bar! pushing to equalise until the last second with a frantic sentence —— finish seeing the keeper deny bristol city. wills hang on and reach the quarterfinals. is this the year that silverware is wrapped in gold? we played really well. well
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organised and good combinations and a lot of chances that could have put the game to bed. knowing that after we are going to suffer, bristol city isa we are going to suffer, bristol city is a tough team, a very good team. and when they start putting balls around the box, it is very tough. and they put us against the rope. we just could not get over the line. to be fairto we just could not get over the line. to be fair to them, they are big and strong but i was very proud of the second—half strong but i was very proud of the second— half performance. we strong but i was very proud of the second—half performance. we have to rememberwho we are second—half performance. we have to remember who we are and where we have come from if you like. wills are seventh in the premier league and a top team. so for us to compete like we did in the second half after what was a very mediocre first—half performance and credit goes to the boys and we have to continue that i'iow boys and we have to continue that now in our league campaign. in the championship, middlesbrough are up to fifth after a 1—0 win at blackburn. britt assombalonga with the only goalfor the away side. it's middlesbrough‘s first win in four matches, while it's the first time blackburn have lost four successive games under manager tony mowbray. celtic could go eight points clear at the top
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of the scottish premiership with a win today against kilmarnock. not long left its goalless, so they'd be six points clear. perhaps they missed a chance for brendan rodgers's side. earlier today, motherwell defeated hearts 2—1 at fir park. hearts equalised through steven naismith afterjake hartie gave motherwell the lead. then in the 93rd minute, 19—year—old david turnbull scored the winner from a free—kick, as a terrible mistake from goalkeeper colin doyle handed motherwell their sixth straight league win. a head in your hands moment. in the women's fa cup, chelsea are a step closer to defending their title. they're through to the quarter—finals after beating arsenal 3—0 in a repeat of last year's final. beth england scored twice for chelsea, but it wasjonna andersson with the best goal of the game with a long—range effort. have a look at that one. and into
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the next round. elsehwere, super league leaders manchester city won 3—0 at tottenham from the league below. liverpool and manchester united are also through with wins over millwall and london bees. biggest win was west ham, who beat the lowest ranked side remaining huddersfield 8—1. real madrid captain sergio ramos received the 25th red card of his career as real madrid suffered a shock 2—1 home defeat to girona. it was a really bad day at the office for ramos. he gave away the penalty from which girona equalised. then after portu had scored girona's winner, ramos was given his marching orders in injury time for a second yellow card when he attempted an overhead kick, but caught girona's pedro alcala. nobody has been sent off more in spain's top flight. ramos has been sent off 25 times in his career.
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20 of those dismissals have been in la liga. he is now the player who has been sent off the most in history in all of the major european leagues. he overtakes the previous record holder, cyril rool, who took an early bath 19 times in ligue 1. duncan ferguson, richard dunne, patrick viera with the worst disciplinary records from the premier league, but they're nowhere near ramos's tally. in the welsh 0pen snooker final, australia's neil robertson is leading stuart bingham five frames to three in their best of 17 match. robertson raced to a two—frame lead before piling the pressure on bingham with four wins in the opening five. bingham, the reigning english 0pen champion, then ended the afternoon session with his 11th century of the tournament to reduce robertson's lead to two. play resumes at 7pm. super league early pace—setters
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salford red devils lost to bottom side leeds rhinos this afternoon. salford had won both of their opening matches, but came unstuck at home, losing 14—46. while hull kr beat london broncos 22 points to 12. at the dw stadium later, wigan warriors, the super league champions play the best side in australia's nrl, the sydney roosters, in the annual world club challenge match. the warriors are the most successful team in the history of the competition. they've won it four times. their last win in in this historic fixture came back in 2017. the last time these two met in the final, it was the roosters who triumphed back in 2014. the buy—in from the boys is unlike any other final. it's a massive opportunity as a player to get to play in a game like this, to get to represent your club and your country to some extent, it's a huge opportunity, so the boys really buy into it.
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from our point of view, we know it will be a real tough task, real tough game, but it's something we're really looking forward to ourselves with. it gets under way at 7pm at the dw. you can listen to live commentary on radio 5 live sports extra. the big—hitting batsman chris gayle will retire from one—day internationals after this summer's world cup. the announcement was made by cricket west indies a short while ago. the 39—year—old will concentrate on t20s, a format in which he shines, holding the record for the highest individual score, 175 off 66 balls. double european indoor champion laura muir is one of a record—equalling 48 athletes named by great britain for next month's european indoor championships in glasgow, perhaps unsurprising following her performance yesterday. she will defend her 1500 and 3000—metre titles at the event and demonstrated she's in line to retain both after taking five
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seconds off the british record for the indoor mile in birmingham yesterday. sprinter asha philip and hurdler andrew pozzi will all be defending their titles from belgrade in 2017. british skier dave ryding has achieved his best alpine world ski championships result with ninth place in the slalom. ryding was lying in 20th place, three seconds off the lead after his first run in 0ra, sweden. but he clocked the third—quickest time of the second run, moving him up 11 places and ending up just over a second behind austrian marcel hirscher. america's nelly korda added another chapter to her family's incredible sporting success story with victory in the women's australian open. korda carded a final round of 67 to finish 17—under par, two shots clear of korea'sjin young ko, to claim her second lpga title. she's the latest in her family to win an aussie open of some kind. korda's sisterjessica won the same tournament seven years ago, while their father petr won
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the australian open tennis title in 1998 and her brother sebastian won the boys' singles title in melbourne last year. jessica korda tweeted this picture earlier of the four of them celebrating their respective wins doing the same celebratoryjump! amazing success in that family. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's bbc.co.uk/sport. foran for an that is all for me. back with more in the next hour. thanks, john. the headlines on bbc news: the family of shamima begum, the british teenager who ran away to syria to join the islamic state group, say she has given birth to a boy. hundreds of passengers are left with plane tickets they can't use and hundreds ofjobs are at risk as flybmi collapses. president trump warns the us will have to release hundreds of islamic state fighters
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unless the uk and other allies can take reponsibility for those jihadists who came from europe. now on bbc news, it's time for the film review. hello there, and welcome to the film review here on bbc news. taking us through this week's cinema releases is mark kermode. mark, what delights do you have? a mixed bag. we have the kid who would be king, which is an arthurian update. we have a private war, a drama about a real—life story. and jellyfish, a low—budget, but ambitious picture. so the kid who would be king,
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a kind of retelling of the legend of king arthur? yes, this is byjoe cornish, who made attack the block a while ago. louis ashbourne serkis plays this bullied kid named alex, and he and his other equally bullied friend stumble upon a sword in a stone and they pull it out and they take it back home and they realise that what they have stumbled on is the sword in the stone, the great arthurian story, and now rises a curse with morgana coming to threaten them. and to overcome it, they have to band together, much as arthur did. they have to pull together all of these rivals, including the kids who once bullied them, so that they can overcome this evil. here is a spectacular clip. everyone's vanished. it's like merlin said. everyone's disappeared! alex, what are you doing? alex!
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run! alex! they are just made of bones. we can kill them! there are two more! we can't outrun them. what are we going to do? hey, can anybody drive? we lost one! it's catching up, on the left, on the left! get the last one! and everything will go back to normal! hold on! where did you learn how to drive? mario kart. the king arthur story as you've never seen it all before. exactly, the nice thing is there with spectacle, the kind of thing you expect from a harry potter movie, but at heart, this is closer to the spirit
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of a children's film foundation movie. it is aimed at a younger audience and it struggled to find an audience in america, and i think it is because its sensibility is too british, but basically, it is a group of disparate kids who have to put aside their differences in order to take control of the future. and i really like the fact that joe cornish, as he did in attack the block, really does believe that the future belongs to the younger generation and he seems to have great faith in the youngsters in his films, and what i really liked about this was it was quirky and odd and it wasn't ashamed to be what it was, which is a really sort of good, you know, romping movie with its heart completely in the right place and for a younger audience with spectacle to spare, and i suspect it will do a lot better here than it did in america because i suspect in america theyjust didn't quite get the jokes, didn't get the tone of it, but i was really charmed by it, you know, i thought it was — it had a magical spell to it. i thought it was really charming, i really enjoyed it. all right, good. a private war — the story of marie colvin, a famous war
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correspondent who i actually knew a little bit. i will be interested to know what you think about it. the film is based on a vanity fair article from 2012. she went to the most dangerous places on earth, and she paid a huge price. it stars rosamund pike, who i think does a really good job of sinking her teeth into the role. i know people who knew her and say it is a convincing portrait. i think there are two problems. the first is there has been some very good documentaries about colvin — under the wire i think recently played on the bbc, which really, i think, gets to the heart of it. the second thing is it's the script isn't as good as the story is. funnily enough, it is written by the person who wrote grace of monaco, the same writer, and there is an awful lot of clunky exposition. and also the central idea that i think marie colvin, she never wanted to be the centre of a story. what she was interested in is getting to witness the news and getting it out there.
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that said, with those reservations, i think rosamund pike is terrific and, in the current climate, any film that celebrates news journalists going in and getting a proper story at a time when despots are trying to destroy journalism, i think that is admirable. i interviewed matthew heineman, the director, and he was saying in a sense it was a portrait of obsession. and she was an obsessive. yes, and he says it is not a biopic, it is a psychological picture, as he comes from a documentary background, he made cartel land, which i think was extraordinary. this is less strong than some of his other work, but i think this is good — not least because of rosamund's performance. jellyfish. this is a low—budget picture set in margate. liv hill is a young teenager. she has to work in an arcade to bring in money for her younger siblings and her mother, who is basically incapable of looking after the family. the mother is also, as it turns out, incapable of going and signing on so the family is in great financial straits and she
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is carrying the burden of caring for her family. there is a drama teacher at school who sees in her something, and he think she should channel all of this pent—up emotion that she has into stand—up comedy. here's a clip. stand up. i am standing up. your act, stand—up, as in comedy? ten minutes, no swear words. jokes? i want you to go figure out what comedy is. but sir... no buts. here. pen. here. write these names down. bill hicks. richard pryor. george carlin.
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chris rock. frankie boyle. these guys are... all guys. joan rivers, victoria wood, katherine ryan. now, what i like about this is the subject matter is bleak. it is about a teenager holding a great burden of responsibility who is put in positions that no—one should be put in, but she is tough and as i said, played by liv hill. i think you really invest in her character, and the vivacity of her performance kind of offsets the gruesomeness of the subject matter. and i think you really do believe in her situation, by the situation with her and her mum and i think you really see the dynamic of this, you know, this young woman carrying the weight of a family, carrying the weight of the responsibility and somehow, this idea of turning it into a stand—up act offers a possible motive redemption. i think it is a very interesting
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first feature from james gardner. it reminds me a little bit of a film i spoke about a few months ago called pin cushion which was again, you know, very low—budget, it had a kind of a real honesty to it, and i think that we should expect to see very good things from the cast and director of this film and the future. all right, thank you. best out at the moment? i love if beale street could talk. i think it is a wonderful adaptation of james baldwin's book. i think it had a real lyrical beauty to it and i think — i really want people to go and see it. again, i think it is quite hard to find an audience for something so low—key. and if you loved moonlight, you would love this? yes, i think this is better than moonlight. it is absolutely wonderful. best dvd? first man. it is about the moon landing, but kind of isn't. it is about coming to terms with grief and it is, you know, it is using a spectacular backdrop to tell a story. i thought this was a really, really great film, but i was delighted to hear that you have, since i last saw saw you, seen leave no trace,
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which was my favourite film of last year. what did you think? i thought it was stunning and actually, i didn't know it was a favourite of yours from last year and i stumbled on it and i'd never heard of it and it is stunning. it is a beautiful portrait of a father—daughter relationship and a guy who has ptsd who just wants to be alone from the rest of the world. yeah, and they are living off the grid in the pacific northwest and they are found and they are brought back into society and they have to sort of learn to reintegrate, and what i loved about it, made by debra granik who made winter's bone and has been overlooked in the awards — because i think best film, best script, best actor, best actress — but the thing i loved most was it does that show, don't tell. there is no point in it where the cast sits around and says "this is what this thing means. you mean this to me and i mean this to you." it doesn't do that. it is all to do with looks. so you knew nothing about it? absolutely nothing. 0k. which is sometimes the best
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way to see a movie — you have not read reviews, no expectations, no word of mouth, you see it and you love it or you hate it. i'm thrilled that you love it. a completely unbiased recommendation — i did not tell you to see it. you saw it by accident, and you love it. your film of last year, my film of this year. i have onlyjust caught up with it. it is out on dvd now, leave no trace — the film that should be at the oscars, but isn't. it is beautifully simple and quiet, yes. mark, thank you so much. that is it for this week. thank you very much for watching. from both of us, good night. hello there. the rain didn't really amount to very much today. we had temperatures back up to 15 celsius. we had this band of cloud earlier on that's been
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pushing its way eastwards. it's a weakening weather front. most of the rain is gone on that. and behind it, some slightly cooler air and some showers as well. and we're seeing more of those showers overnight tonight. the cloud, though, on that weather front gets stuck across east anglia and the southeast of england. clearer skies, showers out towards the west, particularly heavy and frequent in western scotland, where it will be windy. strong to gale—force winds here. because of the breeze, it shouldn't get too cold overnight, lows of around five or six celsius. tomorrow is a day of sunshine and showers broadly speaking. the bulk of the showers across western scotland, some getting into eastern areas. northern ireland seeing lots of showers developing, pushing into cumbria as well. those showers heavy with hail and thunder. east anglia and the southeast of england could stay quite cloudy, maybe a little rain and drizzle developing in the afternoon. stronger winds towards the northwest, where we've got those more frequent showers. here, temperatures are back down to 9 degrees. ten or 11 elsewhere. so it's still mild, but not as mild as it has been. showers in the north due to that front there and the area of low pressure that's moving away.
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that weather front takes rain away from the southeast. the next weather system begins to arrive by the end of the night, but things do calm down overnight. so it'll be a chilly start on tuesday morning, maybe one or two pockets of frost as well. a bright start, some hazy sunshine, but it does cloud over fairly quickly from the west, and we'll see some rain coming into northern ireland, later into western scotland. breezy day, and again temperatures 9—11 degrees on tuesday. now, it looks like whilst we're seeing some rain around tuesday and into wednesday, it's the northern half of the uk that will be seeing it. maybe an inch, maybe two inches of rain over the higher ground in western scotland and over the cumbrian fells, but it does turn a bit drier across scotland. eventually on wednesday, the rain heading up towards scandinavia and then getting stuck across northern england and perhaps into north wales. so scotland and northern ireland becoming drier and brighter, and it's still dry across south wales, southern england and the midlands. temperatures back up to 13 degrees. and over the week ahead, we're going to find that rain mainly across northern parts of the uk, but then later in the week, it turns milder once again.
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those temperatures start to rise. we draw our air all the way from the canaries again. similar water pattern to we had much of last week — high pressure to the southeast of the uk, plenty of sunshine around, some mist and fog, chilly mornings, but warm by day. this is bbc news. the headlines at 6pm: the family of shemima begum — the british teenager who ran away to syria to join the group that calls itself islamic state — say she has given birth to a boy. president trump warns the us will have to release hundreds of islamic state fighters unless the uk and other allies can take reponsibility for those jihadists who came from europe. hundreds of passengers are left with plane tickets they can't use, hundreds ofjobs are at risk, as flybmi collapses. workers could see their take—home pay fall in six weeks' time when the amount they have to pay into their pension pot increases. theresa may writes to every conservative mp, urging them to put aside personal differences over brexit and come together
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