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hello. this is bbc news. the foreign secretary has expressed pessimism about the chances of peace in yemen on a visit to the country. jeremy hunt warned that a peace deal agreed in december could be dead tonight at ten — the husband within weeks unless the yemeni of a british teenager who joined government and houthi rebels abide the islamic state group wants them by commitments they've made. both to live in the netherlands. the dutch national says the un—brokered plan, signed shamima begum isn't a threat, and should be allowed in the swedish capital stockholm, includes the redeployment of forces to live in peace. i don't understand how around the key port she would in any form he a danger, all she did was she sat in the house of hodeda and the release of thousands of prisoners, for three years. neither of which has happened. ten million people are one the is fighter faces six years step away from famine, injail if he returns home. according to the united nations. i've been speaking also tonight... to muhsin siddiquey, oxfam's country director in yemen, another 17—year—old is stabbed who described the scale to death this weekend, this time in greater manchester. of the task ahead. i think that very recently, the humanitarian response plan has been published, and will have the latest on storm so we can understand that almost 2a million, 80% of the yemeni population, freya, as she moves across the they are in need of humanitarian protection, assistance. country, bringing gusts of wind of and almost one third up country, bringing gusts of wind of up to 80mph. of the population, basically we're in yemen, on the front line 10 million people, they'rejust one
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of the country's civil war, step away from famine. with a special report. some of the most rugged if humanitarian assistance is not terrain in the world, for all the resources they've flung provided to all these people. the children are starving. at this war, it's perhaps hardly surprising why it seems to be the economy has collapsed. taking such a long time. and more success in glasgow, the currency has as laura muir wins gold for britain, at the european indoor declined significantly. the infrastructure damaged. championships. and most of the people in yemen, they're really, really waiting waiting for this peace. so, this is the situation. if you go and visit a hospital, if you go to a village, you can good evening. understand the situation over there. what difference is the aid that's getting through making the husband of a teenager who's been to these 2a million people? stripped of her british citizenship for travelling to syria to support well, as i said, if aid cannot the islamic state group reach these people, then has told the bbc he wants them both there will be a huge catastrophe. to settle in the netherlands with their newborn son. it's already recognised that it's yago riedijk, who's a dutch citizen, married shamima begum days after she arrived the worst humanitarian crisis. in is territory. riedijk is facing a six—yearjail yemen is a country, 90% sentence if he returns home.
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our middle east correspondent quentin sommerville is in north—east syria. of its food and commodities, shamima begum was only 15 years old when she left the uk. she came here to syria in search are imported and 70% of them basically come of the perfect islamic family life. through hodeda and saleef ports, if these ports stop functioning, just for a day, that the islamic state arranged a marriage for her very quickly, in a matter of weeks, will have a huge impact, to a dutchjihadist, yago riedijk. he was captured, along with shamima, when they surrendered to kurdish uprooting all the aid and food forces a few weeks ago. and other commodities they have a child, she hasjust to the people who are in need. given birth to a newborn baby boy. so there will be huge catastrophe so i started by asking him on both the malnutrition situation what future did he see for him, and the famine and hunger situation, that we are all foreseeing. his wife and his baby, so it's really, really important after they left syria? that all this lifeline continues and people are... of course, i would love the food and other services. to go back to my country, this has been described for a long time as a proxy war which i now understand between regional rivals. the privileges that i lived with, you know, the privilege of being... of living there as a citizen. what needs to happen, in your view? and of course i understand i know you're not a politician but that many people have you've seen this conflict unfold. a problem with what i did, what needs to happen to stop it? and i totally understand that. i think there are
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and i... a couple of things. i have to take responsibility the first one is, we saw a positive indication when the stockholm for what i did, serve my sentence. agreement was signed. you married her when we want to see that the she was 15 years old. that's correct. stockholm agreement holds. and we want to see a countrywide ceasefire and an ending of the war. and the member states of how in any way is that acceptable? the international security council have a role to stop this. you were what, 23? ithink so, yeah, i remember. and you thought that was ok. and the third one, the international to be honest, er, when my friend agencies including the member states need to put pressure on both came in, he said there was a girl, of the warring parties to respect she was interested in marriage, i wasn't really interested, the international humanitarian because of her age. but i accepted the offer anyways. and human rights law. so it was acceptable and the world bank and imf need for you to marry a 15—year—old girl? it was her own choice, to do things to boost the economy, she was the one who asked to look for a partnerfor her. such as opening up sana'a airport for commercial parties. it's more important, when i spoke to her last week, all the yemenis are waiting to see she'd just given birth. that these unnecessary and unjustifiable and unacceptable their marriage was arranged by is. war stopped, and it is really they had three children, affecting the yemeni population,
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but only the newborn survives. including the children, you know she's been stripped and women and others. of her british citizenship, she's viewed as a danger and someone now it's time for a look who is undesirable to britain, so why do you think holland would welcome her? she is... at the weather with helen willetts. i don't understand how she would in any form be a danger, storm freya is bearing down on the all she did was she sat in the house for three years, took care of me, uk, bringing destructive wind and even a little bit of snow. the took care of my children, windiest weather likely across she never had anything to do. can you give me a sense of what england and wales and over scotland. daily life was like inside raqqa? the tell—tale sign of these deepening areas of low pressure i mean, you must have bringing with them notjust the witnessed beheadings? i actually never witnessed a beheading, no. i've actually witnessed strong wind but heavy rain and the potential for snow as it clears from the likes of northern ireland and later, england and wales. the wind a stoning once. has been whipping up over western areas, gusts 70 mph, enough to bring and i've watched, i've seen people who've been executed, down trees. by morning the strongest not the execution itself. and that's about it. wind will be confined to east and
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do you realise that when you say, southern areas but still blowing a somebody whojoined gale. severe gales, possibly some the islamic state willingly, married someone in the islamic state, fought for the islamic state, disruptive weather, a touch of frost when you say that you're over scotla nd disruptive weather, a touch of frost over scotland and northern ireland a victim, that's sickening? as the skies clear. by that stage 0k. the low pressure is out into the what can i say? north sea. things quietening down i lived a miserable life. quite quickly through the morning. i was imprisoned, i was plenty of sunshine to start with but tortured, i lived in fear. it isa plenty of sunshine to start with but it is a day of heavy showers coming er... through on quite a brisk westerly how can i see that as a...? wind. it will feel cool, and quite pleasa nt wind. it will feel cool, and quite it was my own fault for going, yeah. pleasant in the sunshine but expect some showers to have hail and thunder. that's because the low but... pressure close by to our northern i'm not, i didn't come out of it as a winner in any way, shores. it will be there on tuesday. lost years of my life. a showery day. longer spells of rain shamima begum no longer has a passport or her citizenship. at times. the area is cold enough she's also without her husband. for the showers to be wintry on the tops of hills. later we have wet she's being held in an internment weather and low pressure gathering camp not very farfrom his prison. to the south and west meaning that kurdish officials say there are no plans to reunite the two. tuesday night into wednesday will quentin sommerville, turn progressively wet and potentially quite windy. you can see
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bbc news, syria. the home secretary will meet police the low pressure, quite a large feature over the south and east of chief constables this week, the atlantic. there may be some snow over the hills on wednesday and then to see what more can be done to stop what he calls "senseless violence". sajid javid's comments come some heavy showers behind. fairly u nsettled in the wake of the murder of two some heavy showers behind. fairly unsettled week. mild in the south teenagers, one in london and one but the cold air around the north in manchester, from where jill archbold has the first pa rt of our first reports tonight. but the cold air around the north part of the uk. so, a stormy end to a leafy, affluent suburb turned crime scene. the week. pretty unsettled into the for the second day, forensic week with some of the wettest and officers searched this street. windiest weather on wednesday. it was here that 17—year—old yousef makki was fatally stabbed. two 17—year—old boys have been arrested on suspicion of murder. friends of yousef makki have come to this police cordon to lay flowers and tributes, one friend told me that he was a lovable person with a great sense of humour and said that he didn't think he had a bad bone in his body. this case has been described by senior officers as incredibly tragic.
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tonight, their colleagues continue to support yousef‘s family, who are said to have been left devastated by his death. another city. another pile of flowers. another young life lost to knife crime. jodie chesney was 17, studying for her a—levels. friends say she was happy, friendly and kind. today, jodie‘s mum, supported by family, came here to lay flowers. her classmates did, too, including lucy, one ofjodie‘s closest friends, devastated by her loss. inside and out, she was beautiful and kind and she wouldn't hurt anyone, she would do anything to make anyone happy and she was just the most beautiful person i've ever met. jodie was a keen scout,
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visiting downing street. and here she is at the royal albert hall taking part in the festival of remembrance last year. tonight, police have released more details about what happened in this park on friday evening. they sayjodie was with five friends playing music, there was also two men in the park, who left at around 9pm but returned half an hour later. one of the men stabbed jodie without saying a word. they then ran away. a tragic toll, 15 people stabbed to death in london so far this year. jodie chesney‘s grandmother has appealed for anyone with information to come forward, saying too many lives are being cut short by needless violence. charlotte gallagher, bbc news. with less than four weeks to go before britain is due to leave the european union, today's debate has focused
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on whether enough hardline brexiteer mps can be persuaded to back theresa may's withdrawal deal. our political correpsondent iain watson joins us now. no 10 is trying hard? the prime minister has promised another say on the brexit deal to mps within the next ten days. if she is to have any chance of winning at all, she will have to persuade a substantial number of long—standing leave campaigners in the european research group to support her. what they want are legally binding changes to the northern irish backstop, the arrangements for avoiding a hard border in ireland. they think it is just leaving us to close to eu rules. but today the international trade secretary, liam fox, warned fellow leave campaigners that in effective they do not get behind theresa may's deal than they are risking delaying or even damaging brexit. i've always seen the biggest danger in this parliament is that 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
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to their voters to honour the referendum, in my view, to do the honourable thing and vote for the prime minister's agreement and leave on 29th march. but does theresa may also need labour to get her deal over the line? well, not all of them, basically she is not going to get every single brexit backing mp on side, so she will certainly need some labour rebels to back her deal. and what they have been demanding is basically increased workers' rights and more help for areas that they feel have been left behind and this week it looks as though theresa may will go quite some way towards satisfying those demands. the labour mp caroline flint, who represents a leave area, has said she would be prepared to back theresa may's deal... if you want to make sure, as 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. now, clive, the thing to bear in mind is that labour not only want to vote against the deal but are now
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also arguing for another referendum. and as we heard there will be quite a substantial number of labour mps possibly who will defy their leadership. 50 where does this leave us? well, basically we should leadership. so where does this leave us? well, basically we should know by the end of the week if there is going to be enough brexiteers alongsidejust enough going to be enough brexiteers alongside just enough labour rebels to see if theresa may's deal flies oi’ to see if theresa may's deal flies orfails. storm freya, is blowing in off the atlantic, with winds of up to 80 miles an hour. parts of the south west, wales and the midlands lie in her path.. and the midlands lie in her path. kathryn stanczyszyn is on bardon hill tonight, how is it looking? those balmy days of february are looking like a long way away, the storm is moving across the country and so far the south—west and wales have seen the worst of it, the highest wind speeds recorded on the mumbles near swansea. most of england, wales and scotland are
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going to see gusts of more likemph but there is a other yellow weather warning in place from the met office until six clock in the morning tomorrow and that is a threat to life warning because of the worries about falling debris from buildings, falling trees and we could indeed see some travel disruption by the morning. so, most people getting a taste of storm freya, she is in the midlands right now before heading north and east, light sleepers are infora north and east, light sleepers are in for a restless night. kathryn stanczyszyn , thank you for that, on bardon hill in leicestershire. the foreign secretary, jeremy hunt, says a tentative peace process to end yemen's civil war, is in the "last chance saloon." on a visit to the country, he said an agreement to end the fighting in the key port city of hodaydah, could be "dead of hodeidah could be "dead within weeks" if both sides don't stick to their commitments. thousands have died in the civil war
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between iran—backed houthi rebels and an international coalition led by saudi arabia. paul adams has been travelling with the saudi military, to the front line, in the north west of the country. you may find some details distressing. a dusty ride to one of yemen's many front lines. the coalition says it is making progress pushing the huthi rebels back into their mountainous heartland. the fighting has been fierce. in these shattered villages, there are no civilians left. throughout this long war, much of the real fighting is taking place appear in the mountains. in some of the most rugged terrain in the world, for all the resources being thrown at this war, it is perhaps hardly surprising that it seems to be taking such a long time. these troops are from sudan. part of the nine—member coalition led by saudi arabia. translation: it is quiet at the moment. it was hard in the beginning, but now things are good. god willing, we will be moving forward soon. momentum may well be with the coalition, but this war is almost four years old.
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there is no end in sight. everyone involved in this war has been accused of wanton destruction. yemen's minister of information says the huthis have left this place uninhabitable. translation: there is no—one living here. people are afraid to go back to their homes. the huthis left landmines everywhere. this war has displaced millions of yemenis. one tribe says they have been forced to move twice. their tents are now scattered on open ground along the saudi border. this woman and her family were asleep a month ago when an explosion ripped through their tent. they say the huthis used a drone to target the camp. translation: the huthis have hit us. they have killed our children and our children's children. they have cut my grandson's head off.
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we couldn't find it. they've made our lives hell. the foreign secretary says he wants the warring parties to put aside anger and mistrust. but the un has documented atrocities by all sides and each day the war creates more victims. paul adams, bbc news, yemen. the most senior officer in the police service of northern ireland says politics is now "more polarised and more entrenched" than it was 20 years ago. chief constable george hamilton's comments come as a generation of children born after the good friday agreement in 1998 try in their own ways to unite communities. as part of the bbc‘s crossing divides season, our home editor, mark easton, reports from belfast. rebecca is from a protestant area in belfast. naomi lives in a catholic district. but like 93% of children in northern ireland, to this day, they go to segregated schools and they live in segregated neighbourhoods. until recently, neither
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girl had any friends from the other side of the wall. hi. i think she's just so funny! she'sjust, like, such a friendly person. you wouldn't normally think that when you look at her! it's not often that two people from two different communities would be able to come together and have such a good friendship. i was in belfast to report on the signing of the good friday agreement 21 years ago, a time of hope that the sectarian divide which scarred this beautiful land could be healed. but there are now more walls like this than there were back then, and they're longer and higher than ever. the work to bring true and lasting peace in northern ireland remains urgent. i'm going to squeeze and you're going to pass that squeeze on. in recent years, hundreds of millions in eu funds have been spent supporting peace projects, focusing on northern ireland's children. most of the teenagers on this course have never had a meaningful
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encounter with someone from across the religious divide. yes! we're all the same, one way or another. it's just the way they were brought up and the way we were brought up. i was always told that, like, catholics were bad people compared to protestants. like, i never spoke to anybody from the other community and now i do, i speak to them everyday. what can be done to change the narrative, to change the story, rather than instilling fear in children? in londonderry, parents are taught how to avoid passing on unconscious prejudice to the next generation. one of my first things, obviously being from a catholic background and community, is that protestants are different. this is our chance to try and break the mould, you know, open them up to different cultures and stuff like that. the history of the troubles is not generally taught in northern ireland schools. too provocative. but confronting events
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like bloody monday, the claudy bombing in county derry, is now seen as important for true reconciliation. there is glass, there's chaos, there's people with bandages. oh, my god! doctor dicken looks at my ankle and he says, that's a hospital case. half the cast of this production at the derry playhouse have close personal links to the deaths of children in the troubles. their testimonies weaved into a performance hailed as a cathartic event for them and the wider community. for the first time i was able to tell what happened to me, and to catherine and others, in claudy on 31stjuly, 1972. if you can change youth's mindset about the troubles and their actions, then we might have a chance of having a peaceful time, a peaceful life. helping cross the divides of northern ireland is more than just bringing people together.
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it's about seeing the world through the eyes of the other. it takes effort, it takes courage. mark easton, bbc news, northern ireland. i didn't even like that! the test flight of a possible new capsule for taking us astronauts into space has so far gone well. the dragon vehicle successfully docked with the international space station earlier today. karen allen has more. two metres away... 248 miles above earth, and this was the moment the spacex dragon capsule successfully docked onto the international space station. capture confirmed. applause and cheering. the applause signalled a sense of relief. ignition, lift—off. it was just over 2a hours earlier, here in florida, that a clear night sky offered a spectacular view of the falcon—9 rocket blasting the capsule into space, ahead of a scheduled manned flight later this year.
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for now, though, the mannequin on the left, nicknamed ripley, inspired by the film alien, was the only passenger on board. here, the first pictures of the scientists from the international space station entering the capsule. there he is, davide inside... the spacex dragon is expected to re—enter the earth's atmosphere on friday, bringing the possibility of commercial space travel one giant leap closer to becoming a reality. karen allen, bbc news. now, with the day's sport, here's katherine downes at the bbc sport centre. there have been six more medals for great britian on the final evening of the european indoor athletics championships — two of them gold. andy swiss watched the action from glasgow. chasing a place in history, could laura muirgive chasing a place in history, could laura muir give her home fans another night to remember? already the 3,000m champion, she set off as hot favourite for the 1500 metres and what followed was not so much a
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race as a procession. steve cram: away she goes, a victory lap! laura muir was in a class of her own and the result was breathtaking. superb running from laura muir! a second successive european indoors doubled secured in utterly dominant style. on my home track it is so surreal and it was such a big opportunity for me and i wanted to deliver and i so happy. and it wasn't britain's only golden moment. in the 800 metres, it was another gold for great britain, leading from start to finish was shelayna oskan—clarke and victory was sweet. it was sunday for the hosts, jamie webb is normally a school chemistry teacher but he picked up a surprise silver in the men's 800 metres and there were also silvers for holly bradshaw in the pole vault, tim duckworth in the heptathlon and for the women's relay team, britain ending with a record
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12 medals, a fitting finale to a glittering championships. andy swiss, bbc news. match of the day 2 and sportscene follow the news, so if you're waiting for today's football results, turn over now. manchester city are still top of the premier league, after liverpool drew the merseyside derby with everton. it finished goalless, which means manchester city are a point clear with nine games remaining. and the two newest managers in the premier league lost their first games in charge. brendan rodgers' leicester were beaten 2—1 by watford, while scott parker's first game at fulham ended in defeat to chelsea. aberdeen and rangers will have to replay their scottish cup quarterfinal after today's tie ended in a draw at pittodrie. inverness are through to the semis — they beat dundee united. there's more on the bbc sport website, including a round—up of what's been a disappointing display from britain at the world track cycling championships in poland. but from me, that's all the sport. that's it.
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