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this is bbc news i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 10: 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. had it provided details that could have been acted on immediately, it would have been. but there, unfortunately, were no such details in that e—mail. theresa may calls on mps to make an ‘honourable compromise‘ and back her brexit deal, or risk never leaving the eu nearly a0 flood warnings are in place across britain, after some areas had a months worth of rain injust21i hours. also in the next hour — investigating the effects of climate change. we join scientists in the arctic, where increasing rainfall is creating newv
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problems for wildlife. and coming up at 10.30 — the problem of elephant poaching in botswana. new zealand's prime minister says her office received a document containing far—right views, minutes before the shootings that killed 50 people in two mosques in christchurch on friday. at a press conference, jacinda ardern also said it will be several days before the bodies of all those killed are returned to their families. from christchurch, rupert wingfield—hayes sent us this report. 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,
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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 ardern 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. 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.
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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. deputy police commissioner wally haumaha said police were working with the islamic community to ensure the victim‘s families can follow the necessary cultural traditions. this is totally unprecedented in our history, in our modern history. we are working closely with imams both locally and nationally and we have assembled them
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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 their families know that although they have not been formally identified they are missing, presumed deceased. 0ur sole focus is getting their loved ones back and to follow the cultural traditions such 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
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within the christchurch area. the only comfort that we can provide to these grieving families is to return their 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 in a little while when we speak to our correspondent in christchurch, phil mercer. nearly a0 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 injust 2a 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. 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?
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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. theresa may has made a fresh appeal to mps, to unite as "democrats and patriots"
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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. this is an ultimatum to conservative mps at the start of yet another crucial week for the brexit process, and her message is the same as it‘s been for some time, that her deal is the only realistic chance the uk has of leaving the european union in the near future. she says to mps if they back it that although we will not necessarily be out by march 29 it will only be a couple of months longer before legislation is put through but if mps again block a deal in parliament we could be into a lengthy extension of the negotiating process which could, as
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she puts it, see the uk never leaving the eu and she says that will be a big failure of parliament. iam sure will be a big failure of parliament. i am sure there are a lot of mps who will point to her failure as they see it to get an acceptable deal but gone are the wranglings over the details, it‘s a model case the prime minister is trying to make to appeal to mps to say that this is the only way as she sees it of delivering on the referendum result. that vote is due in parliament, we expect on tuesday this week. it‘s not been confirmed but in the face of what may be another defeat because let‘s remember it was a big margin over hundred and 49 votes last time around, we have been hearing this morning from the international trade secretary liam fox saying that vote is by no means guaranteed and if it looks like the government might lose it might not happen at all. that would be determined i think by whether we can succeed in getting that vote through the house of commons, there would be no point in having a vote if there would be no
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chance. 50 it might not happen? the aim would be to give the most about the backing but that's up to members of parliament and i would say to my colleagues that all actions have consequences and if you really want to direct at the brexit we promised, 80% of mps in the current house of commons stood on a manifesto saying we will deliver on the manifesto, if we will deliver on the manifesto, if we want to do that we need to back the prime minister because there is i'io the prime minister because there is no other deal on offer. to be crystal clear, if the government thinks there is no chance of the vote passing next week it might pull the vote? it would be difficult justifying having a vote if you knew we re justifying having a vote if you knew were going to lose it but the aim will be to get the support behind the prime minister, if we can get that and get to the european council we can begin to make progress, leave the european union, they would have to bea the european union, they would have to be a short administrative delay of weeks to enable us to get the legislation through but then we can start to do what the public, many of us start to do what the public, many of us and think we have been doing but unsuccessfully, negotiate the next pa rt of unsuccessfully, negotiate the next part of our agreement with the european union. for his part jeremy
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corbyn saying let‘s all get together and compromise. yes, he's written to other parties appealing for them to come round the table with him and talk about finding a consensus based on the labour option of leaving the eu which is staying in some form of customs union but potentially looking at other economic models around that. he‘s also been answering questions this morning about what labour would do if it comes to voting again, a further referendum because that something which has been in principle a labour position to support for some time but he‘s not really push the issue in parliament at all yet so we could see an amendment of parliament votes on theresa may‘s deal this week which would call for her deal to be supported only if it was subject to a public vote and it would be interesting to see ifjeremy corbyn does bite the bullet and whip his mps to support that. for the time
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being the focus really is on the number of conservative mps who can change their minds to support theresa may‘s deal and crucially the dup, the northern irish mps who prop up dup, the northern irish mps who prop up theresa may‘s government in westminster i having ongoing negotiations over whether they can support the deal. 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. another person has died as a consequence of the injuries they sustained, and we are getting more information about this message which was received? yes, the 50th victim was received? yes, the 50th victim was discovered by authorities, a body unaccounted for bringing the number of dead from 49 tragically to
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50. we have heard today from the new zealand prime ministerjacinda ardern seeing her office received this document from the gunman nine minutes before the attack took place, she said inside the material we re place, she said inside the material were no specific details about an attack or a location but she did say within a couple of minutes of receiving that information, that document, it was passed on by her office to security agents. the prime minister also saying she will plan to have discussions with facebook about the live streaming by the gunman of his attack via a camera mounted on his helmet sorts are to make the prime minister trying to cover as many basis on a complex and tragic story. and the sensitivity of course has been expressed, that the
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authorities know they need to release the bodies in a way that is appropriate for those who follow islam. that's right, the muslim faith words determine bodies be buried as soon as possible. two days after the atrocity here in christchurch on friday but the authorities say all the legal processes and postmortems need to be carried out in terms of the broader investigation. they are extremely sensitive to the cultural needs of the families of the dead and we understand around about now some of those bodies, the first of those bodies, are expected to be released to the families for burial but given the sheer scale of this tragedy, 50 people killed, that process could ta ke people killed, that process could take until wednesday to be
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completed. thank you, 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. nearly a0 flood warnings are in place across britain, after some areas had a month‘s worth of rain injust 2a hours. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here‘s holly hamilton. the new formula 1 season has got under way in australia with valkyrie but us winning the first grand prix in melbourne, a distant third in the championship and without a victory last year but he overtook his mercedes team—mate lewis hamilton and went on to win the race by more
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than 20 seconds. last year ferrari‘s sebastian vettel was lewis hamilton‘s closest rival but this time the title fight could be much closer to home. his mercedes team—mate valkyrie but pottharst could not win a race last year the finn producing what he called the drive of his life to surge past to surge past last year the briton and stroll around albert park. rule changes were supposed to produce close racing, but much of the excitement was incidental. daniel ricardo ruined his first race for renault, misjudging how rough the off—field was. the feeling of summer down under was accompanied by charles leclerc mowing the lawn in his ferrari and carlos sainz stopping for a barbecue at the expense of his mclaren. the only excitement up front was red bull‘s max verstappen relegating sebastian vettel to fourth. winning by more than 20 seconds and claiming a bonus point for fastest lap, bottas will be hoping he can finally
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step out of hamilton‘s shadow. nick parrott, bbc news. they beat ireland 25—7 in cardiff. hadleigh parkes went over for an early score and there was no looking back after that. barely a minute on the clock when he ran onto a chip through from gareth anscombe and he converted as he kicked 20 points and all. wales dominance, leading 25—0 when ireland got a consolation try in added time and it‘s wales fifth six nations title but their first since 2015. in the match of the tournament scotland came back from 31-0 tournament scotland came back from 31—0 down at twickenham to draw 38-38 31—0 down at twickenham to draw 38—38 against england, having tied the scores at 31—31 sam johnson put them ahead with minutes remaining but england made one last push for
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the line, george ford scampering over and it was converted to finish 38-38 over and it was converted to finish 38—38 meaning scotland retain the calcutta cup. england‘s women crushed scotland 80—0 to secure their ninth grand slam and retain their ninth grand slam and retain the six nations title, they ran in 12 tries in front of a crowd of 13,000 at twickenham. either m illwa ll 13,000 at twickenham. either millwall or brighton willjoin manchester city, watford and wolves in the semifinals of the fa cup later today, wolves through to the last four for the first time in more than 20 years after beating manchester united 2—1, the second was a great solo effort. there was a late consolation goal from marcus rashford as well, but the night belonged to wolves. two matches in the premier league later, everton hosting chelsea at half past
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four, liverpool can go two points clear at the top with a win at fulham in the early match, yesterday west ham staged an astonishing comeback to beat huddersfield 11—3 in stoppage time at the london stadium, hernandez brought off the bench in the second half and scored twice with his second in the 92nd minute to clinch victory for the hammers. and rangers slipped up again in their pursuit of scottish premiership leaders celtic, they could only manage a 1—1 draw at home to kilmarnock, celtic are away to dundee, aberdeen drew with livingston, and i am again putting them ahead after 13 minutes. but livingston equalised just before the break and that result extends their winless league run at home to six games ina winless league run at home to six games in a row. elsewhere wins for hamilton and hibernian. rory mcilroy and tommy fleetwood go into the final round of the players championship at sawgrass in florida just one stroke behind the leader,
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john ram of spain. he equalised the lowest score of the week with a third—round 64 and is 15 under par. mcilroy recovered from a shaky start, both he and tommy fleetwood making two under 70‘s to move to 14 under. and that‘s all your support for now. 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
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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, 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
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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 on five live investigates, at 11am this morning on bbc radio five live with adrian goldberg. it‘ll be available afterwards on bbc sounds. 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
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to challenge donald trump next year. speaking at a rally in deleware last night, mr biden gave though he says he misspoke... i‘ll get criticised and told i‘ll be criticised by the new left. i have the most progressive record of anybody running for the... ..anybody who would run... cheering and applause. ididn‘t mean... cheering and applause. ..of anybody who would run... 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.
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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 to see the effects of climate change, with british researchers. 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.
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so starting around 1900 the glacier was all the way down the bottom of this valley and it has been rapidly retreating up in the last 100 01’ 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
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climate change. i willjust use this probe to measure the depth of the snowpack and identify layers of refrozen rainwater within the snow. 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
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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. 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 40 years?thisjuly pete townshend and roger daltrey are looking 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 40 years since they last played the home of english football, they are back.
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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 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.
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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. 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
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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. now it‘s time for a look at the weather with matt taylor. after yesterday‘s flooding in parts of wales and northern england in particular the outlook is much drier and brighter, even today, showers around, rain, hail, sleetand snow, pushing along by this stiff breeze, sunshine in between and it‘s going to be much drier than it was overall, better conditions this afternoon, showers in the east, blustery winds will add to the wind chill, the winds topping 40—50 across some parts of eastern scotland. the winds will ease, the


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