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this is bbc news. the headlines. the husband of islamic state bride shamima begum tells the bbc he wants them to live in the netherlands, with their son, in peace. when you say you're a victim, that s sickening. i lived a miserable life. i was imprisoned. i was tortured. i lived in fear. police name 17—year—old yousef ghaleb makki as the teenager who was stabbed to death near altrincham last night. yemen's peace process is in the "last chance saloon" — a warning from the foreign secretary. eight brexiteer lawyers, including seven mps, set out their demands from the eu, in order to support theresa may's deal. a new astronaut capsule successfully guides itself into the international space station. more gold for britain at the world indoor athletics as shelayna oskan—clarke wins
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the 800m in glasgow. and coming up in half an hour — the story ofjfk's sister, eunice kennedy shriver, who confronted prejudice and ignorance, and used sport to change lives. the husband of a teenager who's been stripped of her british citizenship for travelling to syria to support the islamic state group, has told the bbc he wants them both to settle in the netherlands with their newborn son. yago riedijk, who's a dutch citizen, married shamima begum, days after she arrived inside i—s territory, with two other girls from bethnal green in east london.
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riedijk is facing a six—year jail sentence if he's allowed to return home, and he's been speaking to our middle east correspondent, quentin sommerville. shamima begum left the uk tojoin the islamic state group, and, she says, for love. she travelled with two school friends to raqqa in syria, where weeks later, she married this man. now in a kurdishjail, dutch extremist yago riedijk says he wants to return home with his wife. of course i would love to go back to my own country, which i now understand the privileges that i lived with, the privilege of living there as a citizen. and of course, i understand that many people... have a problem with what i did, and i totally understand that. i have to take responsibility for what i did, serve my sentence. shamima moved over when she was 15. you met in raqqa. she was at the women's centre in raqqa.
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you married her when she was 15 years old. that's correct. how in any way is that acceptable? you were, what, 23? i think so, yeah. and you thought that was ok? to be honest, when my friend said there was a girl who was interested in marriage, i wasn't really interested, because of her age. but... i accepted the offer anyways. so it was acceptable for you to marry a 15—year—old girl? it was her own choice. she was the one who asked to look for a partnerfor her. when i spoke to her last week, she'd just given birth. their marriage was arranged by is. in the uk, sex with someone under 16 is statutory rape. they had three children, but only the newborn, jarrah, survives.
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you know she's been stripped of her british citizenship. she's viewed as a danger and someone who's undesirable to britain, so why do you think holland would welcome her? she is... i don't understand how she would in any form be a danger. all she did was, she sat in the house for three years, took care of me, took care of my children. she never had anything to do. do you realise that when you say, somebody whojoined the islamic state willingly, married someone in the islamic state, fought for the islamic state, when you say that you're a victim, that's sickening? 0k. what can i say? i lived a miserable life. i was imprisoned. i was tortured. i lived in fear. how can i see that as a... it was my own fault for going, yeah.
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but... i'm not, i didn't come out of it as a winner in any way. i lost years of my life. shamima begum no longer has a passport or her citizenship. she's also without her husband. she's being held in an internment camp not very farfrom his prison. kurdish officials say there are no plans to reunite the two. quentin somerville, bbc news, syria. and we'll find out how this story, and many others, are covered in tomorrow's front pages. our guestsjoining me tonight are owen bennett, who's head of politics at cityam, and the broadcaster, lynn faulds wood. a 17—year—old stabbed to death in greater manchester yesterday evening has been named by police. yousef ghaleb makki died after being stabbed in hale barns near altrincham. the teenager was taken to hospital but died a short time later. two boys, also aged 17, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. our correspondentjill archbold sent
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this update from the scene. this is a very affluent area that i'm standing in, close to altrincham. the usually quiet and leafy streets are lined with large, family—sized homes. so for this part of greater manchester, a scene like the one behind me is very unusual. we've had a steady flow of police officers throughout the day, detectives going door—to—door, and as you'll see, the two large forensic tents in the street at the moment. this has been the picture here since 6:30pm yesterday evening. officers came to this street, following reports that a 17—year—old boy had been stabbed. he was taken to hospital and sadly later died from his injuries. in the last few hours, greater manchester police have have confirmed that that boy was 17—year—old yousef makki. he was actually from burnage, which is more than eight miles from where i'm standing in now, and his family is said to have been
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left devastated by his death. they are being supported at the moment by specially trained officers. although it's been quiet this morning, we are seeing increasing activity now, just over my shoulders, what we understand is the beginning of a fingertip search. detectives have been going door—to—door asking questions of people who live on the street, but clearly something more is now beginning to happen. we know that the investigation is in its early stages. nearby, two bikes have also been seized and are wrapped up and marked as evidence. but police also believe there could have been someone in this area last night around 6:30pm who would have vital information in this investigation. this latest stabbing follows the killing ofjodie chesney, who died on friday evening in a park in hayvering in east london.
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today friends and family have visited the site as charlotte gallagher reports. jodie chesney‘s mum, supported by her family, came here today to lay flowers. her daughter was 17, studying for her a—levels. friends say she was beautiful, happy and friendly, enjoying her life. many came here today, including lucy, one of her closest friends, devastated by the loss. what was she like as a person? you must have had a lot of good times together. inside and out, she was beautiful and kind. she wouldn't hurt anyone. she would do anything to make anyone happy. she was one of the most beautiful person i've ever met in my life. jodie was a keen scout, visiting downing street... and here she is at the royal albert hall, taking part in the festival of remembrance last year. forensic officers searched the park
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and children's playground, looking for any clues. people living here tell me they're scared, shocked and horrified by what's happened in this quiet residential area. jodie‘s grandmother has pleaded for anyone with information to come forward, saying too many young lives are being cut short by needless violence. jodie chesney is the 15th person to be stabbed to death in london this year. another community in shock at the murder of a young teenager, another pile of flowers marking a tragic death. charlotte gallagher, bbc news. the foreign secretary, jeremy hunt — who's visiting yemen — has said both sides in the country's civil war must show more commitment to a peace deal or it could be "dead within weeks". under the un—brokered agreement, yemen's government and the rebel houthi movement are meant
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to remove their forces from the key port of hudaydah — but there's concern that progress has been slow. mr hunt's visit to the country is the first visit to yemen by a uk foreign secretary since 1996. he's met the yemeni deputy prime minister and foreign minister and stressed the importance of the warring parties to take the risks necessary to secure peace in the country. i'm the first western foreign minister to visit yemen since the start of the conflict four years ago. and it's a very simple reason, that the stockholm agreement, which is the only path to peace, could be dead in a matter of weeks if we don't see real progress in clearing the port of hudaydah from militia and troops. and that needs a huge amount of risk—taking by both the government of yemen's side and the houthi side to actually do what they agreed to do in stockholm in december. but that was 80 days ago. we still have not opened up the humanitarian corridor. and we are in a situation now where 20 million people are worrying
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about whether supplies or food are going to come. over 80,000 children have starved to death, and we have frankly the worst humanitarian crisis in the world about to happen, and that is why this is the last chance for peace. the uk has a very important role. we are notjust the member of the security council that has been taking the initiative to get the peace process going, but we are one of the largest donors in terms of humanitarian aid. but whilst everyone is preoccupied with all the different issues going on around the rest of the world, it is vital we don't forget there is a disaster about to unfold on our doorstep if we don't follow the path to peace that was agreed in stockholm. well, yemen's foreign minister welcomed the visit by his british counterpart in trying to help establish a lasting peace in the region. we are grateful to see a friend representing a great nation, a friendly nation, who is coming to show solidarity and support to the government of yemen. and we are thankful to these
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engagements of the uk, all neighbours as a key holder of the united nations security council, as a partner that is really interested in creating the foundation for a deal representing yemen. with less than four weeks to go before britain is due to leave the european union, the debate today has focused on whether enough hardline brexiteer mps can be persuaded to back theresa may's withdrawal deal. they want the eu to give legally—binding concessions over the northern ireland backstop, the mechanism to prevent a hard border with the irish republic. parliament is due to vote on mrs may's deal on, or before, march 12th. here's our political correspondent iain watson. this is a week when it should become clearer whether theresa may's brexit deal will fly or be shot down. she needs the support of long—standing brexiteers and labour rebels if she's to win a vote in parliament
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within the next ten days, and stand any chance of leaving the eu by march 29th. today, the international trade secretary warned fellow leave campaigners that they risked delaying or undermining brexit if they didn't back theresa may's deal. we have a parliament with a remainer majority that would try to keep us in or delay brexit as long as possible. it's up to those mps who were elected on a promise to their voters to honour the referendum, in my view to do the honourable thing and vote for the prime minister's agreement. the main barrier to brexiteer support is the northern irish backstop, which would keep the uk close to eu rules to avoid a hard border. this week, government ministers will be back in brussels, trying to get assurances that this would be temporary. eight brexit—backing lawyers, most of them also mps, will then give their verdict on whether this would stand up in law. some of us feel repeatedly let down, and the only way we're
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going to support the withdrawal agreement in its revised form, which we don't know what it's going to be yet, is if it gets the support of our own legal team. the prime minister is unlikely to get the backing of every brexit—supporting mp for a revised deal, so she's been working hard to try to convince some labour mps in leave areas to offer her potentially crucial support. they want greater guarantees on workers‘ rights and more help for areas that feel left behind. this week, they mightjust get enough of what they're asking for. if you want to make sure, some of us have been negotiating for an improved workers‘ rights offer, but more importantly, make sure we don't go out without a deal, i urge my labour colleagues to consider voting for an improved deal. but this former prime minister said that it still wasn't clear what kind of brexit was on offer, and labour mps shouldn't back theresa may. vote against the deal, use an extension to come to a conclusion. hard versus soft, or back to the people. by 12th march, the latest date
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when mps will get another say, the prime minister will have to overcome big political barriers if a deal is to go through. iain watson, bbc news, westminster. let's speak now to david herszenhorn, chief brussels correspondent for politico, whojoins me now via webcam from spain. . thanks forjoining us. how palatable to the eu 27 do you think these three tests that the brexiteer mps want to see, if they're going to support the withdrawal agreement? they are completely inconsistent and contradictory with what the eu has been insisting on so it's hard to see how they reach any agreement. the uk is looking for the backstop to be clearly not have any chance of being permanent. the eu needs to say if it is permanent if there is nothing to replace it in a future relationship. these tests seem to provide another collision course
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where they just can't provide another collision course where theyjust can't get through to a deal. how fed up our the eu 27? i think they're exasperated. they know that theresa may is trying its ha rd est. that theresa may is trying its hardest. they don't see how they as a majority in the commons for this slightly improved deal. the eu is seen as slightly improved deal. the eu is seen as some slightly improved deal. the eu is seen as some kind of addendum to try and enshrine the letter sent by donald tusk and the president jean—claude juncker to theresa may in january. that jean—claude juncker to theresa may injanuary. that doesn't jean—claude juncker to theresa may in january. that doesn't seem jean—claude juncker to theresa may injanuary. that doesn't seem to be enough and if it is not enough we don't know what happens from here. these three tests for the commons, what happens if the uk says no, no and no? no forthe what happens if the uk says no, no and no? no for the improved deal, and no? no for the improved deal, and no? no for the improved deal, and no do no brexit and no extension. it is a nightmare
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scenario and it can play and i don't think anyone is prepared. how flexible would the eu 27 b with regards to extending the leaving date? beyond march the 29th. quite a bit of flexibility. it would be the rational thing to do, if the other option is no deal. president macron france said it has to be an extension for some concrete purpose. that had to be the position, that it would be for another national election, for a referendum, for legislation to be passed, merely to get a deal over the line. there has been some softening but some of the 27, and the uk must ask for the extension and all 27 must agree. it must be unanimous. some among the 27 don't see how kicking the can until june will do anything, and will delay the inevitable. some in the eu
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27 say that the uk must be pressured to make the choice, to understand that a no deal scenario would be catastrophic. the eu has said many times that the backstop is not intended to be used at all, let alone become permanent, but that's the point, it's there as a parachute if necessary but shouldn't be used. the brexiteers, the hardliners must understand that if they don't get behind the theresa may deal than they are facing an uncertain process , they are facing an uncertain process, beginning without delay. maybe the government collapses, maybe there's a referendum. we know that labour have shifted their position on that. if they really wa nt position on that. if they really want brexit, now is the time to head out the door. it's not clear they are prepared to do that. can you be clear why extending the leaving date beyond the end ofjune is not desirable for the eu? it's notjust undesirable but at some point it becomes impossible because the eu would face the equivalent of a constitutional crisis in a member state where the new european
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parliament, which is elected in macon must be seated and start taking votes, in july. macon must be seated and start taking votes, injuly. if the uk is still a member of the eu, it must by the eu treaties signed members of parliament to represent british citizens. many in the eu hope the uk will change is mind and agreed to stay and forget this brexit stuff but if it is still in limbo, there isa but if it is still in limbo, there is a crisis where they need to know how the uk will be represented, meaning the uk will have to organise elections. it could be done at last minute but it makes it very tricky which is why it becomes more problematic as you push the extension date with no clear sign to what will change on the ground. . thanks forjoining us. the headlines on bbc news. the dutch husband of shamima begum,
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the teenager who has been stripped of her british citizenship forjoining the islamic state group, tells the bbc he wants them to live in the netherlands. police name yousef ghaleb makki as the 17—year—old boy who was stabbed to death near altrincham last night. the foreign secretary, jeremy hunt, warns that attempts to end yemen's civil war have reached — in his words — the "last chance saloon". sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's ben. we start with the latest twist in the premier league title race. because . liverpool have slipped up — manchester city remain top. it's the first time that's happened since the start of december, when both of those teams have played the same number of games. jurgen klopp's side were held by everton in the merseyside derby, as parick gearey explains. you don't need to look back so far to a time is the major trophies were competed for these two clubs separated only by the park. the merseyside teams are in
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different places. liverpool have the title in their sites. mo salah zoomed in on the goal only for pickford to close the shutter. it summed upa pickford to close the shutter. it summed up a first half of unrewarded promise. roberto firmino was out of the picture and the liverpool attack lacked focus. origi winning the last derby but not this one. they sent on for meno but liverpool couldn't score. just when it seemed like red beanie was cued up, the defender intervened. everton had occasional bursts, hoping for a touch but it did not come but neither did a liverpool goal. they stay in second. who knows if this fixture will decide the title again. elsewhere in the premier league chelsea beat fulham 2—1, jorginio with this excellent finish securing them the three points. disappointment for scott parker in his first match as caretaker boss at fulham. disappointment too for another new manager.
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brendan rodgers saw his new leicester side lose 2—1 at watford, andre grey with the winner in stoppage time. it's been raining medals for great britain at the european indoor athletics championships this evening. they've gone top of the medals table on the final night of action in glasgow. shelena oskan—clarke took gold in the women's 800m a little earlier. the britain led from gun to tape to seal great britatin's third gold of the championships. and they've added a fourth gold in the last few minutes. laura muir has won her second gold medal of these games. she absolutely dominated the 1500m, leading from start to finish to add that title to the 3000m she won on friday. a medal too in the men's 800. jamie webb, who's actually a chemistry teacher by day. he took the silver here, with a really strong run. mark english, of ireland, took the bronze having made the final after an appeal. sticking with silvers,
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holly bradshaw finished second in the women's pole vault with this jump of 4.75m. a real boost for her having been dropped by her sponsor at the beginning of the year. and tim duckworth has won silver in the men's heptathalon in the last half an hour. he was second in the standings going into this final event, the 1000m. not his strongest, but he dug deep, and held on for a medal. in rugby union's premiership, newcastle falcons held on for a vital win over worcester warriors to keep their survival hopes alive. the league's bottom side took the lead early on thanks to some quick—thinking from zack kiberige at the base of a ruck. the winger‘s fifth try in eight premiership matches. man of the match toby flood scored the only other try and the rest of newcastle's points in a 17—6 win. in the pro1li, ulster beat dragons 28—15 sealing a convincing bonus—point victory and returining to third place.
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captain alan o'connor scored their fourth try, after they were reduced to 13 men. the win keeps ulster on course for a playoff spot. and last one from us for now. australia's nick kyrgios prepared for the final of the mexican open against world number three alex zverev by going jet—skiing. the strategy seems to have worked though, kyrgios won in straight sets to pick up his fifth atp tour title. zverev is one of three top ten players kyrgios beat on his way to the trophy. as for the jet—skiing, he says perhaps he needs to be more disciplined and professional in his preparation for matches. although it worked, didn't it? that's all the sport for now. i like ilikea i like a bit of quad biking before i come in, what do you do? maybe i should start. stay safe! imagine. has successfully docked with the international space station. the dragon spacecraft could begin transporting people by the end of the year.
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here's our science correspondentjonathan amos. two metres away. slowly but surely, step by step, the dragon capsule approached the station. astronauts on the platform commanded the vehicle to retreat, to rehearse what would happen if systems experienced a glitch. but all appeared to go exactly to plan. cheering and the dragon, under its own guidance systems, pushed itself into a soft connection with the station, slightly ahead of schedule. as soon as we had hard capture confirmed, we had a round of applause here at mission control houston. it was a very exciting time. the beginning, really, of a new era in human space flight. this is the first step, until we start having commercial crew providers bringing humans to the international space station, launching from american soil once again. a very exciting time. that's one more task ticked off the series of tests this vehicle must pass to get approval from nasa to carry astronauts. what comes next is no less challenging, a high—speed, fiery descent to earth on friday.
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only when the capsule has survived that and splashed down safely under parachutes in the atlantic, will people talk about success. jonathan amos, bbc news. let's speak now to elizabeth pearson, astrophysicist and news editorfor the bbc‘s sky at night magazine. shejoins me via webcam from bristol. good to have you here. what do you think this weekend has told us about the future of the space programme in the future of the space programme in the states? in the states it has marked the beginning of a big shift in terms of crude space flight. this is the first time since 2011, when this is accredited, that the us themselves can get into space. —— in terms of space flight with a crew. they have relied on these soils, which is reliable but america has had to rely on a foreign country
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with the other implications that come with that. for them it is about putting space flight back into their own control. what is the next test going to be? for this particular capsule, when it has come back, that will be one of the riskiest parts of the mission, the re—entry, which will happen on friday. the next test that they have to do in a couple of months is the abort mission. this is what happens, if, during launch, something goes wrong. can the capsule eject, abort, take those people safely back to earth without them being in danger? what's the next hope before the american space programme? nasa wanted to carry on and it was the political will that was lacking. space flight in particular like nations such as america it needs the political will
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to drive these people into space and spend the huge amounts of money involved. the republican party is in power and they are always keen, since the 60s, to keep going back to the moon, to keep returning. there isa the moon, to keep returning. there is a long—term plan at nasa to return to the moon, they are planning the lunar gateway, a big ship going backwards and forwards, which these capsules will play a pa rt which these capsules will play a part in. nasa is looking to get people out of lower earth orbit, away from the iss, deeper into space. meaning mars, presumably? hopefully, that is looking further into the future but most people when they are thinking about going to mars, they want to make sure they can get to the moon safely first, perhaps set up a semipermanent base, and then start thinking about moving on towards mars. . thanks for joining us. now it's time for a look at the weather with helen willetts. good evening.
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stormy weather will bring an end to the weekend here in the uk. storm freya is responsible, there are met office warnings across england and wales, it is also windy out there, you can see the swathe of cloud from the picture here. more is yet to come. so it will be awful, there could even be a bit of snow over the hills as the remnants of that weather system clear way, the strongest winds as we go through the rest of this evening overnight, spreading across many parts of england and wales. there is the risk of snow for northern ireland before it clears away. it turns chilly and dry in the north with a touch of frost, but remaining wet and windy in southern and eastern areas as we head towards the monday morning rush—hour. the potential there for disruption in southern and eastern areas because of the strength of the wind, but that eventually barrels out into the north sea and we have lots of hefty showers moving in as we go through the day.
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hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: the dutch husband of shamima begum — the teenager who has been stripped of her british citizenship for joining the islamic state group — tells the bbc he wants them to live in the netherlands. when you say you're a victim, that s sickening. i lived a miserable life. i was imprisoned. i was tortured. i lived in fear. a 17—year—old boy, who was stabbed to death near altrincham last night, is named by police as yousef ghaleb makki. the foreign secretary, jeremy hunt, warns that attempts to end yemen's civil war have reached — in his words — the "last chance saloon". eight lawyers who back brexit — seven of them mps — set out the concessions they require from the eu to support the pm's brexit deal. the hatch is open — america's new astronaut capsule


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