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hello, this is bbc news. the headlines... the number of dead after new zealand‘s two mosque attacks rises to 50, as the country‘s prime minister says her office received a message this is bbc news, from the suspected killer minutes i'm martine croxall. the headlines at nine: before the attack. the number of dead after new zealand's two mosque attacks rises to 50, had it provided details that as the country's prime minister could have been acted says her office received a message on immediately, it would have been. from the suspected killer minutes but there, unfortunately, before the attack. were no such details in that e—mail. had it provided details that could have been acted theresa may calls on mps to make on immediately, it would have been. an honourable compromise and back her brexit deal, but there, unfortunately, were no such details or risk never leaving the eu. in that e—mail. theresa may calls on mps to make nearly a0 flood warnings are in place across britain after some areas had a month‘s worth an ‘honourable compromise‘ of rain injust 2a hours. scientists warn that and back her brexit deal, the melting of sea ice in the arctic means new routes or risk never leaving the eu. are being opened up more than 70 flood warnings as previously inaccessible are in place across britain, after some areas had a months worth of rain injust21i hours. areas become open water. and investigating the effects of climate change. before the papers, sport and a full round up, we visit the arctic where from the bbc sport centre. the melting of sea ice means new routes are being opened up the new formula 1 season has got
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across as previously inaccessible under way in australia with valterri bottas winning and we ll be taking an in—depth look the first grand prix of the season. at the sunday papers at 9:35am — a distant third in the championship this mornings reviewers and without a victory last year, are the journalist and author, shyama perera, and rosamund urwin, he overtook his mercedes team—mate financial services correspondent at the sunday times. lewis hamilton and went on to win the race by more than 20 seconds. the prime minister of new zealand, jacinda ardern, has confirmed that her office received information from the suspected killerjust minutes before attacks were carried out on two mosques in christchurch. but she said they contained no details that might have prevented the murders. 50 people are now known to have died when a man opened fire on worshippers on friday. a 28—year—old australian has been charged with one count of murder so far. from christchurch, rupert wingfield—hayes sent us this report.
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in christchurch on sunday morning, the outpouring of grief and solidarity has continued, unabated. close to the mosque where the first attack took place on friday, the flower tributes continue to grow. many people overcome with emotion. in wellington, prime ministerjacinda ardern made her own emotional tribute at the city's biggest mosque. but amid all this grief, there is also anger. prime minister arden today confirmed her office did receive an e—mail copy of the killer's political declaration just before the attacks took place. i was one of more than 30 recipients of a manifesto that was mailed out nine minutes before the attack took place. it did not include a location. it did not include specific details. back in christchurch, a sports team has come to lay flowers.
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their goalie is among the dead. there will be some who say what happened here is horrific but it is nothing to do with me, it is not my religion, it is not my community. but that is absolutely not the message being sent by the people of christchurch. we're all one people, we're all one race, we're all human beings. we love each other, we have to love each other otherwise this sort of rubbish happens. we have to love each other. this city's name will now forever be linked with friday's attacks. but people here want the world to know it does not represent them, that they too are victims of this terrible crime. rupert wingfield—hayes, bbc news, in christchurch. the victims‘ ages range between three and 77 years old. the deputy commissioner wally haumaha said police were working with the islamic community to ensure the victim‘s families can follow the necessary cultural traditions.
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we are working closely with imams both locally and nationally and we have assembled them all here in christchurch. the support of the muslim leaders and their communities has been exceptional. in the past few hours myself and judge marshall, chief coroner, have met with the leaders from the muslim community to discuss the process from here on in in terms of how we manage the release of their loved ones. many of theirfamilies know release of their loved ones. many of their families know that although they have not been formally identified we are missing, presumed deceased. their sole focus is getting their loved ones back and to follow the cultural traditions such
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as the washing and shrouding of their loved ones and we have made premises available to carry out these sensitive cultural issues. we are working closely with christchurch hospital and funeral directors within the christchurch area. the only comfort but we can provide to these grieving families is to return our family members to them as expediently as we can. and we are working very hard to make this happen. social media firms have been criticised in the wake of the attack, after the suspect live—streamed the shooting on facebook. this morning facebook tweeted: "in the first 2a hours we removed 1.5 million videos of the attack globally, of which over 1.2 million were blocked at upload." "out of respect for the people affected by this tragedy and the concerns of local authorities, we‘re also removing all edited versions of the video that do not show graphic content." prime ministerjacinda ardern was asked about the way footage
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of the attack had been spread on social media platforms. certainly i‘ve had contact from sheryl sandberg, i have not spoken to her directly but she has reached out and acknowledged what has happened here in new zealand. this is an issue which i will look to be discussing directly with facebook. we will return to that story when we hope to talk to our correspondent in christchurch, phil mercer. more than 60 flood warnings are in place across britain, following a day of heavy rain. one area in caernarfonshire in wales saw a month‘s worth of rain injust21i hours. and there was disruption across large parts of northern england for much of yesterday, after train lines and roads were flooded. simon clemison reports. the speed, the volume, and there may be more rain to come today.
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in conway, the pumps are on but they are taking no chances. who would have thought you would need a wheelbarrow to one day protect your home? it‘s a good neighbourhood. everybody comes together in times like this. some parts of wales has seen the equivalent of a months rainfall in the last 2a hours. in north yorkshire, the three peaks challenge proved a challenge and a half. while in west yorkshire, the railway was wet and silent. northern said several routes were suspended yesterday. the problems, as unusual as they come, were caused by a lot of rain falling in a short space of time. while there is likely to be less rain today, showers could hit anywhere and be heavy at times. and there are ice warnings for northern ireland, parts of wales, northern england and some areas of scotland. some will be holding on for any sign of warm and dry weather to come.
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new powers to help police better protect people being stalked by strangers have become law. the crime survey for england and wales says more than one in five women and nearly one in ten men have been victims of stalking. the new law will allow officers to intervene sooner. anisa kadri explains. in many cases, people find they‘re being stalked by an ex or current partner, but campaigners say if they‘re targeted by a stranger, there hasn‘t been the same ability to protect the victim before the stalker‘s prosecuted. stalking isn‘t how it used to be perceived which is kind of somebody following you in the street or looking at you from behind a bush. it might be more now that they sit for hours looking at your things online, finding out who you are, what you do, looking at all your pictures, and then they know where to find you in the street. the new stalking protection orders would allow police to stop a stalker approaching the victim or contacting them online earlier than ever before and if they ignore it,
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there‘ll be a criminal penalty. figures for england and wales show more than one in five women and one in ten men aged between 16 and 59 have been victims of stalking. out of more than 1,600 prosecutions in the last year, almost three quarters were related to domestic abuse. it‘s hoped the new orders will plug a gap which is said to have left people suffering the unwanted attention of strangers. anisa kadri, bbc news. police response times to urgent calls at two of england‘s biggest police forces, have become significantly slower in the past five years, according to a freedom of information request by bbc five live investigates. in some areas, including the west midlands and greater manchester, the average length of time victims have to wait has nearly doubled since 2013. the home office says police funding will rise by £970 million over the next financial year and forces will decide how this money is spent in relation to handling 999 calls. you can hear more on this story
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on five live investigates, at 11am this morning on bbc radio five live with adrian goldberg. it‘ll be available afterwards on bbc sounds. theresa may has made a fresh appeal to mps, to unite as "democrats and patriots" and support her brexit deal. writing in the sunday telegraph she warns the alternative would be a lengthy delay to leaving the eu that would be a "potent symbol of parliament‘s collective political failure". the eu withdrawal agreement is due to be put before mps in the commons again this week, after previously suffering two crushing defeats. with me is our political correspondent jonathan blake. what more has she said in the paper? the arguments over the details on the deal have been had no entries theresa may realises her best argument is perhaps this moral one, appealing to mps to see if you want brexit to happen the only way to guarantee it is to vote for this deal and it‘s an argument we‘ve
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heard her make before, the last time mps were asked to vote but she says know a couple of days before we expect parliament to vote again on her deal, if you back eight we will leave slightly later than expected but still relatively soon, if you don‘t the uk could be stuck in a never—ending extension of the negotiations with brussels and she says that could mean brexit will never happen at all. it‘s something ofan never happen at all. it‘s something of an ultimatum piling the pressure on her own mps and the dup who she acknowledges she needs to go further to convince to back her deal and her support will be key this year. extending it time and time again is dependent on the eu 27 not getting fed up with it. it is, and we can talk about an extension but at the minute it‘s only a request. talk about an extension but at the minute it's only a request. the remaining 27 have to agree to an extension to the process and they have been clear that a short extension to allow us to get the legislation through in westminster
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would be acceptable but anything longer would need a clear purpose andi longer would need a clear purpose and i think they would want that to bea and i think they would want that to be a long enough period to potentially restart negotiations. jeremy corbyn is trying to get eve ryo ne jeremy corbyn is trying to get everyone to come together for a compromise? yes, he has written two other smaller parties in parliament and certain conservative mps to try to explore alternative solutions based on the labour plan which would see the uk remain in a customs union of sorts with the eu but see if there is potentially a wider basis for a consensus around a certain alternative brexit deal. we‘ve not had much pick up on that from the other parties and i think this week‘s events will be dominated not by those talks but by the further vote in parliament on theresa may‘s deal. thank you, jonathan.
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more on our top story — and the number of dead after new zealand‘s two mosque attacks rises to 50, as the country‘s prime minister says her office received a message from the suspected killer minutes before the attack. 0ur correspondent phil mercer is in christchurch. 0ne one more person has died as a result of their injuries and news of this message being sent not only to the prime minister but dozens of others as well? yes, about 30 recipients a p pa re ntly as well? yes, about 30 recipients apparently receiving the alleged gunman‘s document of intentjust minutes before he carried out the attacks here in christchurch. those attacks here in christchurch. those attacks were live streamed from a camera mounted on his head on facebook. that took up a part of the prime minister‘s press conference in the last few hours, she was saying she will be in discussion with facebook and that the media giant will have questions to answer. the prime minister also seeing the bodies of the victims from tonight,
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sunday here in christchurch, would start to be released to the families of those grieving, of the grieving relatives, they will be receiving the bodies. it could be a long process given the sheer number of deadin process given the sheer number of dead in this tragedy and it could well be the process of giving the bodies back to the families does not end until wednesday. and a reassurance from the police that they will try to do that as sensitively as they can in keeping with islamic tradition. that's absolutely right. the families will be very keen for their loved ones to be very keen for their loved ones to be returned to them. we are learning more and more about the victims, we know they have come from countries such as pakistan, turkey, jordan, indonesia, afghanistan and others. we know the victims included young children and pensioners, we also
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note that among the dead —year—old girl killed with her father as they tried to run away from the gunman and they were murdered in this terrible atrocity here in christchurch on friday and there have been large forjewels notjust here in christchurch, but wellington, at the cricket ground, 11,000 people gathering tonight for a vigiland a 11,000 people gathering tonight for a vigil and a very large event in the city of auckland as well, clearly this is a terrible event which is not just clearly this is a terrible event which is notjust affecting the city of christchurch, the entire nation of christchurch, the entire nation of new zealand, and because the victims come from so many different countries, the ripples of this trauma spread far beyond new zealand‘s shores. trauma spread far beyond new zealand's shores. thanks very much, phil mercer in christchurch. the headlines on bbc news... the number of dead after new zealand‘s two mosque attacks rises to 50, as the country‘s prime minister says her office received a message from the suspected killer minutes before the attack. theresa may calls on mps to make an honourable compromise and back her brexit deal, or risk never leaving the eu.
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more than 70 flood warnings are in place across britain, after some areas had a month‘s worth of rain injust 2a hours. a state of disaster has been declared in zimbabwe, where a tropical storm has killed over 30 people. the authorities say about 70 people are still missing as a result of the cyclone, which earlier caused severe damage in mozambique. the former vice president of the united states, joe biden, has given his strongest hint yet that he may run for president. if he enters the race, the 76—year—old would join a packed field of more than a dozen democratic candidates hoping to challenge donald trump next year. speaking at a rally in deleware last night, mr biden gave the impression his campaign is already under way, though he says he misspoke. i‘ll get criticised, i‘m told i‘ll be criticised by the new left. i have the most progressive record
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of anybody running for the... ..anybody who would run... cheering and applause. ididn‘t mean... cheering and applause. ..of anybody who would run... italian officials have launched a murder investigation, after a celebrity model was reportedly poisoned with radioactive substances. iman fadil, who was originally from morocco, came to fame after she gave evidence in court against the former prime minister silvio berlusconi. she said she was a regular guest at his notorious ‘bunga bunga‘ sex parties. caroline rigby reports. the 33—year—old died on march 1st, a month after being admitted to hospital in milan with severe stomach pains. her lawyers said she expressed a fear she had been poisoned. one of italy‘s leading newspapers corriere della sera reported toxicology results from samples sent from the hospital to a specialist laboratory suggesting the presence of radioactive substances,
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including cobalt, in her system. though this has not been confirmed by italian prosecutors who say doctors have not identified with any certainty any pathology which could explain the model‘s death. imane fadil was thrown into the spotlight in 2012 when she testified in the case of the former italian prime minister, silvio berlusconi. she had been a regular guest at his notorious sex parties and became a key witness during the trial. the former italian prime minister was accused of paying for sex with an underage prostitute at one such gathering at his private villa in milan. initially convicted, he was acquitted on appeal. speaking from milan, he gave this reaction to miss fadil‘s death. translation: it is always a pity when a young person dies. i never met this person, never talked to her.
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what i‘ve read of her statements made me think that everything was invented, absurd. the 82—year—old former premier is now on trial for bribing a witness to give false testimony and is being investigated further for witness tampering — accusations he denies. italian media say miss fadil had been writing about her experiences for a future book. it is reported magistrates investigating her death have obtained a copy of the manuscript. caroline rigby, bbc news. junk food adverts on tv and online could be banned before 9pm, as part of government plans to tackle childhood obesity. ideas for the new watershed have been put out for public consultation from today, and have been backed by doctors. the department of health and social care says one—in—three children leave primary school overweight or obese. warming air and sea temperatures are causing arctic glaciers to melt, and now the increasing rainfall is creating problems for animals, like reindeer. radio 4 today programme presenter martha kearney, has travelled to the continent
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to see the effects of climate change, with researchers from the british antarctic survey. this former mining village has the feel of a frontier village in the wild west. 0ur posse headed out from the base on snowmobiles. i have joined a convoy of scientists heading across the tundra towards a glacier — one of the most studied in the arctic. this is the edge of the original glacier where the ice brought huge boulders down. but since 1900 it has been receding. we are heading towards its modern edge, a form of time travel. after a kilometre we reached the snout where the glacier now ends. so starting around 1900 the glacier was all the way down the bottom of this valley and it has been rapidly retreating
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up in the last 100 or so years. more so in the last 20 or 30. the kind of changes that we are seeing are happening all across the arctic. this is... this is an emblem of what is happening in other places. it has a big impact on sea level. here on the top of a glacier which is 5000 years old you really do get a sense of the extent of the melting ice, of climate change. but scientists across the arctic are worried about a new threat which they have noticed here as well. and that is growing rainfall. this microbiologist has been coming here for 12 years to study climate change. i willjust use this probe to measure the depth of the snowpack and identify layers of refrozen rainwater within the snow.
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it has gone in easily. i‘ve hit a hard layer, that is one rain event. push through that and you can hear a hollow sound tapping onto a layer of refrozen rain. that is two now. through that... i think that is a third. and that is difficult to get through. the animals who live in the arctic, like reindeer, are suffering because of the increase in rainfall — which troubles bianca. what happens is that the rain ends up in the snow and percolates down through and forms an ice barrier. it is impossible for small herbivores to get through so they can‘t eat and the population crashes. for her, like so many scientists who have devoted their lives to be up there, any of the new signs of climate change are mysterious and troubling.
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they‘re one of the most famous rock bands in the world, and pack out arenas wherever they go. but can you believe the who haven‘t played a gig at wembley in a0 yea rs ? thisjuly pete townshend and roger daltrey are looking to change that with a massive concert and there‘s some new music too. they‘ve been speaking to our reporter, matt everitt. # we got our folks together # we broke down barriers...# the who, one of the most famous and indeed loudest bands of all time. # we were the carriers...# now, some a0 years since they last played the home of english football, they are back. well, we thought, it isjuly, summertime, we have never played the new wembley stadium, played the old one three times, why not? when we did it, although we had guests, it was the first time that we had done a stadium in the uk, so i remember been
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very excited about it, but i don‘t remember anything about the gig at all. i probably will remember this one. it was very loud. since forming in 1964, the who have played some legendary concerts — woodstock, glastonbury, and the isle of wight festival in 1970. when a band starts out, they are proving themselves every single night, no—one knows who they are and you have to let people know. now, you are the who, you‘ve still got to do that. you can't go through the motions. if you start going through the motions, give up. especially with our music. it's music that demands you give it full throttle. as well as the wembley show, the band, responsible for classic songs like my generation, pinball wizard, and won‘t get fooled again, have also revealed they are releasing their first album of new songs for 13 years. it is going to be all right. it‘s going to be all right! it‘s going to be ok. we have some great songs.
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is it a linear collection of songs? no, a little bit... a box of chocolates. i am always a bit eclectic in the way i approach music. i find it difficult to get into a particular groove and style and stay with it. i enjoy being in the studio and having fun and noodling around and doing different things. the farewell tour was 1982, so it has been a long farewell. it was a farewell to touring. we said farewell to touring until 1989, and it was done for a specific reason. we had issues in the band that needed to be addressed and the only way to do it was to stop doing tour after tour after tour. we were working down a wormhole to nowhere. so, after 55 years and 12 albums, the who are showing no signs of stopping. matt everitt, bbc news.
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let‘s get a look at the weather. tha nkfully thankfully the forecast today not looking as horrendous, still some rain around, showers, mixture of rain, hail, sleetand rain around, showers, mixture of rain, hail, sleet and snow but they are showers pushing through on the breeze so dry and sunny spells follow in their wake. the low pressure which brought yesterday‘s weather is across scandinavia, the aircoming down weather is across scandinavia, the air coming down from a more north—westerly direction so that‘s why most of the shower started in the north and west, showers will tra nsfer the north and west, showers will transfer into eastern parts, anywhere could see a show at some point through the day but it does mean point through the day but it does m ea n west point through the day but it does mean west of scotland brightens up through the second half of the day. wendy down across eastern scotland and it‘s here where we will see gusts in excess of a0 miles an hour. blustery elsewhere but few showers this afternoon in northern ireland and the showers across england and
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wales mainly northern england and wales mainly northern england and wales through the day, one or two will get their way south and east but a few of you may stay dry, temperatures are based around 7—10, it will feel a bit chilly in the wind as the showers go through. into this evening and overnight we‘ll see the winds these down, showers to eastern parts of england, and across shetland, they will gradually fade, cloud increasing and showers pushing their way cloud increasing and showers pushing theirway in, cloud increasing and showers pushing their way in, the coldest part of their way in, the coldest part of the night will be early on, england, wales and scotland it will be into tomorrow morning‘s rush hour, temperatures below freezing. a sunny start to much of scotland, england and wales, not the persistent rain we saw three yesterday, rain at times in northern ireland but some drier and brighter moments, best of the driest weather throughout with sunny spells lasting longest, good parts of central and eastern
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england, temperatures 9—12, the temperatures of late due to the jet strea m temperatures of late due to the jet stream dipping to the south bringing the colder air, this week it buckles its way north dragging up high pressure and something a little bit more mild as well. the outlook is much more dry one, still a bit of rain at times in the west mainly north—western parts of scotland, chilly in the morning, mist and fog but lighter winds to go with drier days.
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