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welcome to bbc news, i'm samantha simmonds. president trump attacks robert mueller saying the probe on alleged russian interference is an attempt "to take him out". in brooklyn bernie sanders launched the campaign. he added his name to a field that now numbers at least ten candidates. will the second time be the charm for bernie sanders? in a
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fiery speech the independent senator from vermont promised to advocate for economic, racial and environmentaljustice. he also positioned himself in direct opposition to donald trump who he called the most dangerous president in modern american history. do not drop shot down the government and left a n drop shot down the government and left an hundred thousand federal employees without income to pay their bills, i know what it is like to be ina their bills, i know what it is like to be in a family that leaves paycheque to patrick. mr trump took indirectaim at paycheque to patrick. mr trump took indirect aim at mr sanders who identifies as a democratic socialist. it is seen as one factor pushing the democrats of the left.
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they are embracing socialism. they wa nt to they are embracing socialism. they want to replace individual rights with total government domination. he also tried to discredit robert mueller who is investigating rusher influenced into the election in 2016. we will find out whether or not and who we are dealing with. we are waiting a report people that we re are waiting a report people that were not elect it. robert mueller never received a vote and neither did the person that appointed him. mr mueller‘s report is said to be completed this week and it will certainly energise democrats and those who oppose donald trump. but can for use later can bernie sanders still appeal to the voters?
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a new shall be sending astronauts into space was launched successfully. the plan is to resume manned flights later this year for the first time since 2011. we look at what nasa is calling the start of at what nasa is calling the start of a new era. three, two, one, zero, ignition, lift off. up and away, the spacex mighty falcon rocket. and on top, the dragon space capsule, designed to take four astronauts into space, but not just yet. instead, just a solitary crash test dummy wired with sensors is in one of these seats. this uncrewed test is part of an ambitious nasa project to send astronauts into space from us soil once more.
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what today really represents is a new era in space flight, an era where we are looking forward to being one customer as an agency and as a country. it's been eight long years since the country that won the space race has been grounded. the shuttle was withdrawn from service because it was unsafe and nasa had to pay the russian space agency to send its astronauts to the space station on its soyuz rockets. but in 2014, nasa awarded spacex and boeing a combined £5 billion contract so that each could build their own spacecraft. we believe in the future of space, and it's important that we become a space—faring civilisation and be out there among the stars. we want the things that are in science fiction novels and movies not to be science fiction for ever. we want them to be real one day. nasa hopes to use the vehicles to send astronauts into space by the end of the year. pallab ghosh, bbc news.
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the british government has rejected suggestions that food standards can be relaxed to secure a trade deal after brexit. the us ambassador to the uk says britain should embrace american farming methods to seal an agreement. rob young reports. the trade landscape could be about to change. as brexit approaches, the uk is looking to do trade deals around the world. the way food is produced could become a sticking point. the united states says it wants to sell more american food in the uk. currently, there are eu—wide bans on us chicken, washed in chlorine, and cattle given growth hormones. writing in today's daily telegraph, the us ambassador in london, robert wood johnson, said:
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british farmers are unhappy. they've rejected the call for them to adopt american farming methods to help secure a trans—atlantic trade deal. we are asking our politicians to put their promises in writing, that they will respect our high standards and they won't sell us down the river by doing bad trade deals that don't respect the fact we have higher standards and higher costs and make us compete against farmers that have lighter regulation and lower cost. the government has said it's clear that the uk's farming standards would not be compromised in the pursuit of trade deals. eu standards are due to be enshrined in uk law. the american government has made better access for its food products a key aim in various trade talks in recent years. so we can expect the us to push its case hard with the uk. the two governments‘s differing positions on the way some food is produced could mean reaching
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a trade deal is more difficult. food experts expect there to be a clash of food cultures. the us argues that it's got a problem with salmonella and campylobacter, so let's throw chlorine all over it, cleaning up... let me put it politely... cleaning up faeces that people would rather weren't there. the eu says let's prevent the faeces being on the meat in the first place. that's what the argument is about. if the uk leaves the eu on schedule, trade talks can start in earnest at the end of the month. the outcome of those trade negotiations could affect how we farm and what we eat. rob young, bbc news. a 17—year—old girl stabbed in a park in east london has been named by her grandmother as jodie chesney. in east london has been named by her
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grandmother as jodie chesneym in east london has been named by her grandmother as jodie chesney. in a appeal, to get witnesses to come forward , appeal, to get witnesses to come forward, the grandmother said it had been an unprovoked attack. london's latest victim of knife crime. 17—year—old jodie chesney, described by those who knew her as a bright and lovely girl. this evening, herfamily named the teenager on social media, as they appealed for information. her grandmother wrote: earlier, friends came to lay flowers. among those paying their respects, a young, local councillor. was i shocked about this today? no, because you're hearing of continuous crime happening, you're hearing of serious youth violence, and that's scary, the fact that it didn't shock me. i'm a young councillor, i'm 23 years old, the fact that this did not shock me, that's quite sad. it shouldn't be... that shouldn't be our reality.
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that should not be young people's reality. police say no arrests have been made and are appealing for information. a 17—year—old girl lost her life and i want to express my deepest sympathies to her family and herfriends. her death is a tragedy. this afternoon, forensic officers searched a nearby wooded area. as another murder investigation is launched in london, the mayor sadiq khan encouraged anyone with information to come forward. i've got a daughter aged 17 years old, many londoners, many people around the country will have children or will know people who are young, and but for the grace of god, it could have been one of our children who lost their life last night. there are people who know who's responsible and my message to them is to please contact the police. it's really important that justice is done. tonight, a children's playground in a small east london park is a crime scene, something that for many is becoming all too familiar.
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the murder rate is actually down in london on what it was at the same point last year, but in the last two weeks, there have been six fatal stabbings in the capital. and behind each one, grieving families, lives destroyed. jon donnison, bbc news, in harold hill, near romford. a 17—year—old boy has died after being stabbed in greater manchester. police were called yesterday evening. he was taken to hospital and later died. two other boys have been arrested on suspicion of murder. they were also aged 17. a car has plunged into a canal in leicestershi re car has plunged into a canal in leicestershire following a police chase. officers were trying to stop the vehicle before it collided in the vehicle before it collided in the defence. four people were taken to hospital. three men and a woman arrested in connection with the
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theft of amoco —— a motor vehicle and failing to stop. michel barnier says he does not believe the uk has enough time to approve theresa may's brexit deal to leave the eu as planned on the 29th of march. he said that a technical extension of up said that a technical extension of up to two months may be necessary but ministers have reject that the suggestion. a number of smokers in england had wales has fallen and the number of visits to sexual clinics has gone up. the local government association is warning tough budget cuts are undermining efforts to improve health get the government says authorities received more than £3 billion of funding this year. it is your local council responsible
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for health, from quitting smoking to treating sexually transmitted diseases. giving council responsibility was controversial but today, the local government association says the evidence shows it has been largely successful. bring some of the overall number of adults smoking has fallen by 1.6 million since 2011. teenage pregnancies down by almost a quarter in 2013 and the suicide rate has steadily decreased and in men the lowest. we have seen indicators remain the same or improve. real success , remain the same or improve. real success, despite a 531 million pound cut. overall, i can say that public health and local government is a
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success. one of the main task of public health is to prevent illness in the first place by encouraging a healthy lives. today's report shows the positive impact and effective public health service can have but the role —— the role warnings that without funding the nhs will struggle to cope. angela merkel has said she supports school students protest about climate change. she says students may be frustrated at the time but asked them to understand it was a challenge. the comments appeared to contradict some education officials who have criticised official the
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skipping school and threatened them with expulsion. a memorial stone marking the site of the old synagogue in the eastern city of strasbourg has been reinstated, after it was knocked over by vandals during the night. it commemorates the building that was looted and destroyed by the nazis in 1940. the vandalism comes ten days after president emmanuel macron promised new laws to tackle the problem. this is bbc news, the headlines: president trump has launched an attack on robert mueller. a 17—year—old girl stabbed to death in east london has been named as jodie to death in east london has been named asjodie chesney. she is the 18th victim of stabbing in the capital this year.
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more on the launch on the spacex. thank you so much forjoining us. first of all, can you explain what is so special about this particular rocket? there are a couple of things that are particularly important about it. the big one being this is preparation for launching people. traditionally, only governments have launched people. nasser, the chinese, the russians, but this is a commercial launch vehicle so it is basically breaking into a traditionally governmental market and it will really expand what we can do. but it will provide a us crew, a way of launching us crew so the international space station. at the international space station. at the moment, the shuttle is retired, as i'm sure you know. the us have been relying on the russian soyuz rockets which were due to expire this year, i think they will expire next year now, this gives is a new way of getting people to the
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international space station. it is very exciting. is there something he special about the dragon vehicle which means nasa can do this at this time. i understand it is almost recycla ble ? time. i understand it is almost recyclable? it is. one of the amazing thing spacex has been able to achieve is that it can reuse a lot of the components that go into the spacex vehicles. you may have seen the spacex vehicles. you may have seen previous videos of the boosters landing amazingly onnen barges in the middle of the atlantic. that race down the cost, which is an important thing for anyone working in the space industry. the cost of the launch vehicles is traditionally one of the most expensive parts of a launch mission. any time we can decrease that cost it means we get more sites for the same amount of dollars. that is a great result. -- science. it is extraordinary that it is all automated. the site has come a long way. what does it mean for space exploration in terms of letting us do something that we could not do before? -- science. i
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think the world is their oyster, to be honest. they have shown time and again that they can do the heartbeat is required for spaceflight. this did not have people on it. their next big test will show that they can successfully next big test will show that they ca n successfully a nd next big test will show that they can successfully and safely launch people. and if they can do that, which are all indications from this launch, it was incredibly successful, it looks that they can. the launch is not quite there yet. the launch is not quite there yet. the international space station. that is due to happen sunday. we will be looking to see how that goes. so far it has been a great success. briefly, if this continues to be successful, beyond docking with the international space station, what does it mean for the exploration of deep space, perhaps? that is the area i am particularly interested in. iam hoping that is the area i am particularly interested in. i am hoping that any time there is a commercial player, there is more breaking into the market, david meacock down, i hope it starts decreasing the costs of every launch we see and does we can
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launch more satellites for the same amount of dollars. so we will be getting more science for our part. that is maybe we will keep an eye on it as it attempts to dock with the iss. thank you so much your time. thank you very much. firefighters in australian's south—east are battling out—of—control bushfires which have forced the evacuation of residence. this week the country's bureau of meteorology said it had experienced its hottest summer on record. a dangerous combination, hot weather, lightning strikes and unpredictable winds. at least 100 fires across the state of victoria now cover about 1500 hectares of bushland. the main fire emergency warnings are for the bunyip state park, around 100 kilometres from melbourne, dargo in far eastern victoria, and budgeree in the south—east. more than 300 firefighters are battling the blazes, which officials say are spreading erratically.
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firefighters are on the ground doing their best to protect people's homes. we've got significant resources that we have brought to bear on those fires, whether it is hundreds of firefighters on the ground with trucks and other appliances, but we also have significant helicopters that have been flying on these fires. the fires come at the end of australia's hottest summer on record. hundreds of individual heat records were shattered across the country in the past three months and the higher temperatures have been blamed for the spread of fires, mass wildlife deaths, blackouts, and a rash of hospital admissions. the bureau of meteorology says the pattern of warmer conditions is consistent with observed climate change. sophia tran—thomson, bbc news. every spring japan celebrates its cherry blossom season with tourists flocking to the country in droves to
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enjoy the spectacle. but the cherry blossom is also an economic powerhouse. their appearance heralds the start of japanese spring. for many, they are a symbol of renewal and happiness. japan's season of cherry blossoms, or sakura, is in full bloom, but it is more than just a seasonal spectacle. cherry blossom season is also big business. locals and visitors have been enjoying all manner of cherry blossom products, from decorations to fabric, even wine. by the end of february, all major shopping malls based in tokyo had launched cherry flower products in a bid to increase sales, and according to one manager, it's working. translation: we try and attract more customers to our stores by selling products featuring cherry flowers. during cherry blossom season, our sales tend to almost double. it isn't always easy to know when exactly the flowers will be
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in full bloom, but a few weather agencies are doing their best launching forecasting apps, and for those who just want to enjoy some time outside? there is an app that too, which lets you know if there are cherry blossoms flowering outside. catherine karelli, bbc news. beautiful. in the aftermath of the second world war, many british families were sent to germany to help rebuild. it was a difficult time and there were still much anger and resentment between the two sides. now the memories of one young boy who move from wales to berlin have been turned into a film. tomos morgan reports. i remember is, very surprisingly vividly. tim brook was only eight years old when his family moved to germany in 19117. his father, the walton brooke, was charged with rebuilding the shattered city after the second world war. —— captain walter brooke.
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the aftermath is based on his memories. my father used to talk about it. to say, a number of times, it is not about revenge or anything like that, or retribution, myjob is to rebuild. this house is requisitioned for british use by order of the control commission. and despite advice to the contrary, he struck a close friendship with his seven—year—old housemates, earning him the nickname the icebreaker. and it was the children who broke down the barriers between the two families. it was a very important turning point which happened the following christmas. we decided that all the children all six of us would get together and pretend we were a choir. and we sang silent night, and
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we all did it in german, so it was stille nacht. and it was a very moving moment for my parents and, indeed, for the other family. moving moment for my parents and, indeed, for the otherfamily. and the tears were rolling down their face by the time we had done it. the love affair between kim's mother and the german father is a fictional, but it is a key element in the field and the novel which inspired the screen for a —— screenplay, which was written by kim's sun. it is a strange feeling, but it is nice this story, the essence of the story, which is about forgiveness and reconciliation is there, all the way through, i think, reconciliation is there, all the way through, ithink, in reconciliation is there, all the way through, i think, in the dna of the film. the production team has stayed in close contact with the family throughout the filmmaking process. and meeting the stars has been one of the highlights of this artistic journey. what was it like to see keira knightley portraying your
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mother? it was great. i gave her a kiss on the cheek and said "hello, mum". tomos morgan reporting that. they are among the most daring motorbike riders in the uk, yet some of the tigers display team are as young as five. in fact, all of the stu nt young as five. in fact, all of the stunt riders are under—17 and they are helping to keep the sport going after the last of the famous adult as bleatings broke up. here is mike busheu as bleatings broke up. here is mike bushell with more. revving up for the new season. they perform stunts on motorbikes. including kenny, who is just on motorbikes. including kenny, who isjust six. # get your motor running... i like doing the fire jumps. and i like it that high. and the first time you do it you get a bit scared. but then you really like it. # looking for adventure... it is
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ha rd to it. # looking for adventure... it is hard to believe what i am seeing. children as young as five learning these stunts on motorbikes. children as young as five learning these stunts on motorbikesm children as young as five learning these stunts on motorbikes. it is incredible. he has only been here for three months training with them. he had never been on a motorbike before and he isjumping off ramps. it is slightly scary. it is slightly scary. but he is incredibly confident. i think that is what is really good for the kids. it gives them an amazing amount of confidence. the tigers, along with the rockets and the ims are the only surviving this bleatings now. their public displays raise money for children's charities. as long as they can ride a bicycle without stabilisers we do the best —— rest. this your kid go from that to jumping a car is amazing. the older they become the more extreme thereby tricks are. —— the more extreme thereby tricks. you eventually don't
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feel it unless it goes wrong. thereby tricks. you eventually don't feel it unless it goes wrongm thereby tricks. you eventually don't feel it unless it goes wrong. if you are good and you concentrate it is not dangerous. but like me, i am a bit... you know, a fall off quite a bit... you know, a fall off quite a bit. but like others who occasionally fall, it does. getting back on. like me, the tigers have learned from the white helmets team. but unlike back in 2012 this time i would be on my own bike. it is one of those boards in which it really helps to learn at a young a each. four—year—old alex is my instructor showing me the way around this beginners blurb austrac. look at his control and steady speed. perfect. in the wet as well. my first attempt to integrate into the team and join that criss—crossed richie did not last long. it shows how technical and skilled these manoeuvres are. i got rather confused. i will still persuaded to try my first everjump. i tell you what, if a five—year—old can do it, surely i can. here we go.
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0h. can do it, surely i can. here we go. oh. idid can do it, surely i can. here we go. oh. i did not exactly fly over. so they turned up the heat. kenny setting the pace, as if i wasn't getting enough. this is done in controlled conditions under the of instructors. having survived, i needed a lie down. not what they had in mind but it shows that the pa rents in mind but it shows that the parents will have to do this. that's enough! it is all about trust and meticulous training and in 39 years it has never gone wrong, despite my concerns. and to finish me off i was told to close my eyes for the show‘s finale. i think i have aged about 15 yea rs. danger seeking mike bushell doing something i would absolutely never do. congratulations to him. i guess. let us go to the weather with nick miller. hello. we have already had one area of low pressure affecting the uk this weekend. there is another on the way for sunday. the first eases away from northern
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scotland during sunday. here comes the second rapidly deepening area of low pressure, coming right out of storm freya, and things will be turning stormy across parts of england and wales in particular, later on sunday. that said, it's a very windy start to sunday. northern scotland, from still that first area of low pressure, some gusts up to around 70 miles an hour and plenty of heavy showers moving in. a cooler start for many of us, milder in southern england and outbreaks of rain. during sunday, heavy showers and very strong winds in northern scotland are going to ease. to the south, we see the rain pushing north across more of england and wales as we go through the day, eventually into parts of northern ireland and southern scotland. you can see a bit of hill snow as well in the northern highlands, the pennines and uplands. it clears away as we go through sunday night and monday morning, do not be surprised by that. still fairly mild into the south but then again, the wind is becoming more significant as we go further into the day. these black arrows indicating some of the wind gusts we are going to see as the day goes on, they are getting stronger late in the day. initially in parts of wales in the west of england, feeling the force of these isobars. the strongest swathe of winds from freya as we go into the later stages of the afternoon and evening.
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let's take a look at that. some gusts around 60 to 70 miles an hour. maybe some of the coasts of wales up to around 80 miles an hour for a time, the very strongest gusts. we could see gusts elsewhere of 60—65 miles an hour, a hint of hill snow, as we go into monday, those winds will gradually ease. but there could well be some damage and some disruption, so it's worth keeping in touch with the travel situation near you as we go through sunday night, but i think especially before you head out on monday morning. a slight improvement on monday, it will still be very windy as the day begins across eastern parts of the uk in particular, we're going to push away the early rain here. then for many of us, there'll be some sunshine, a few showers start to push in from the west during the day. it stays quite breezy, it's just a gradual improvement in terms of the strongest winds easing down. it will be a cooler feeling day though. that's a sign of things to come as we go through the week. temperatures lower compared with last week. sun and showers to start the week, it looks like another spell of wind and rain will be coming our way mid week. 00:29:53,657 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 that's your latest forecast.
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