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# yes, we're gonna take thousands attend memorials this is bbc news. and vigils to remember the 50 people the whole wide world by storm. # gunned down here in christchurch. now it's time for a look iamjulian i am julian worricker. new zealand's prime ministerjoins the headlines at 7.00: mourners to pay her respects at the weather with susan powell as she reveals the gunman thousands attend vigils emailed her office minutes across new zealand to remember before the attack. the victims of the mosque attacks — as the country's prime minister says her office received a message had it provided details from the suspected killer minutes that could have been before the shootings. the relatives of the alleged acted on immediately, gunman have spoken out it would have been. ina in a moment we will be joined by to share their disbelief but there unfortunately at what has happened. what he's done, it's just not right. were no such details people on bbc one. in that email. it's irrepairable. we say sorry for all after last week, fairly relentless we speak to the man who bravely the families over there for the wet and windy weather, our prospects dead and the injured. are looking considerably calmer. tackled the gunman and forced him the chancellor, philip hammond, much lighter winds and wednesday says a significant number and thursday, some very springlike of conservative mps have temperatures for the south. to flee. changed their minds and are prepared satellite from sunday, he drops his gun there heavy rain and strong winds and runs to his car. when he runs to his car, he saw pulling across scandinavia, still breezy behind low, i was chasing him with his own still some shower showing up rifle, with his own shotgun. on the satellite picture, and the other main stories a few more to come across england on the programme this evening... theresa may's brexit deal won't be and wales and then the skies clear put to a commons vote this week as he moved to the small hours of monday, light winds and spread if she risks losing again, say cabinet colleagues. frost across the northern half of the uk in england and scotland, flood warnings remain across the uk after persistent heavy rural areas perhaps down to “4, rain over the weekend. milder to the west and also
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for western fringes, wales and scotland more cloud around here that is where that cloud will continue to oppression the west cooper to save millwall... and bring some drizzly outbreaks they are out! of rain, murky conditions and brighton book an fa cup to the hills and coasts of the west. semifinal place with a dramatic penalty shoot—out win over millwall. sunshine and the east and our top temperatures in the 11 and 12 degrees range, the reason it is turning much calmer, high—pressure extending from the south across the uk, good evening from but for the early part of the week, christchurch in new zealand. thousands of people have been injecting a bit more moisture into our atmosphere, attending vigils across the country, suffered tuesday a greater chance of lingering clouds through the day, in memory of the 50 people killed in a gun attack across the uk and perhaps more on two mosques. the bodies of some of those who have persistent rain across the northwest lost their lives are now of scotland affecting being returned to their families. the northern aisles. mild air pulling into the south that process should end by the at 13 or m degrees possible, middle of the week. the likes of norwich and london. investigations are continuing, and the prime minister has confirmed that her office received an email containing the far—right views of the gunman just minutes before the attack began.
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in the mid week we start to really stories of bravery, and heroism, displayed by those caught up tap into some warmer air, still a little chilly at times in the shooting are emerging too. for scotland, and a slightly more our first report tonight is from hywel griffith. grief has so many forms. mobile picture but on wednesday and thursday, we could be looking but it's the one raw emotion that at temperatures widely around 15 and 16 degrees mark, unites this country. maybe the odd spot in the south. among those mourning, some cloud around the time a sports team whose goalie, atta elayyan, was cut down we get to thursday. so are we ahead is very by the bullets. different than the weekjust his coach today had this message gone, much more calm. for the man suspected of carrying out the terror attack. we lose the heavy rain, we're all one race, we're all human beings. the widespread gales and hopefully we love each other, we have to love each other, otherwise this will have some pleasant sort of rubbish happens. weather to enjoy. we have to love each other. new zealand's prime minister has called on her country to stand against racism. jacinda ardern has confirmed that, on the day of the attack, her office was sent a document by brenton tarrant, spelling out extremist views. but she says there wasn't time to act.
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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. two days after the shootings, the police are still combing christchurch for evidence. the scale of the crime scene here is enormous. days after the shooting, the police are still having to go street by street, searching for bullet shells. this is one of the areas where the gunman took aim. khalad was in the mosque as the massacre unfolded. ten of his friends were killed. he watched as the gunman moved calmly from one to the next. my heart really... it's broken.
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he was shooting just my friend's daughters, five years old, he was shooting them from 15, 20 metres. just like, boom, boom. and shooting for every people, boom, boom, boom. he's like an animal. he is not a man. he's not a man. but, remarkably, in some, grief has inspired very different feelings. i lost my wife. but i don't hate the killer. as a person, i love him. but i'm sorry, i cannot support what he did, but i think somewhere along in his life, maybe he was hurt. under armed guard, christchurch's hospital is still treating 12 critically ill patients. the chief surgeon says dealing with so many gunshot wounds has left his staff in shock. it's... it's a bit challenging for people.
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you know, we're all part of the community, and we're struggling with it as much as everyone else. open, public moments of mourning are helping. in wellington today, 11,000 peoplejoined a vigil, sharing their sorrow, showing their resolve. hywel griffith, bbc news. the community in christchurch has come together in the wake of the events here. schools will reopen with special counsellors on hand, to help children and teachers traumatised by the attack. and as the country has begun to come to terms with the massacre, tales of heroism, suffering and incredible grace have began to emerge. a police helicopter surveys a scene of mass murder below. while on the ground, nearby, an armed response stands ready, just in case. members of christchurch's muslim community are gathering to volunteer.
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they must care for children now orphaned, help feed families that no longer have breadwinners, they must organise the burials of the dead. all this pain because of 30 minutes of madness. everybody was frightened. many caught up in the violence recorded the aftermath on their phones to bear witness. abdul aziz was in the linwood mosque. there's blood all over the floor. that was next to my 11—year—old son. so that dead man, there... yeah, because he shot him through the window. when he was standing next to your son? yeah, yeah. his four children were praying at the time. they survived. abdul aziz tried to tackle the killer. when i ran outside, i saw two dead bodies on the floor. and i saw one man with army clothes near his car. i yelled at him, i said, who are you? i was swearing at him.
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i knew it wasn't an army person or something. so he was dressed in army fatigues, army clothing? yes, army clothing, everything army. he dropped his gun there and runs to his car. when he runs to his car, he saw i was chasing him with his own rifle. with his own shotgun. that he had discarded? yes, he discarded it on the floor. ijust throw the shotgun on his car windows. and it smashed his window and that time he got a bit frightened. the murderer got away, his twisted thoughts made real. all of the women were screaming and shouting. this woman ran for her life from the al noor mosque as the shots rang out. so many died around her. it's not easy. but you survived. when i think about the other one,
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her son was also hit... he got... he didn't make it. it's believed abu aziz‘s courage in taking on the killer helped save lives. 0ne ray of brightness on a dark day. well, i have been in this beautiful city, christchurch, for the best pa rt city, christchurch, for the best part of three days now. that fabled kiwi welcome to strangers, very warm, has been on display. it is that love for people, anyone who comes here, that gives this community strength. it is that strength that will get these people through the darkest of times. senior cabinet ministers — including the chancellor philip hammond — have said theresa may's brexit deal won't be put to the vote again in the commons this week if she can't pursuade enough mps to change their minds. he said attempts to win over critics — including the democratic unionists — were still work in progress. 0ur political correspondent ben wright reports.
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the noes to the left, 391. so the noes have it. the noes have it. a second crushing defeat for the prime minister's brexit deal last tuesday. 75 tory mps rebelled against it. now, with days to go until the uk is meant to leave the eu, the government will try again. probably. we will only bring the deal back if we are confident that enough of our colleagues and the dup are prepared to support it. so that we can get it through parliament. we are notjust going to keep presenting it if we haven't moved the dial. the government needs to persuade dozens of tories and the dup to back the deal. some conservative mps have changed their mind. the rest are being warned of the consequences if they don't. clearly, if we don't get this deal through, we are almost certainly going to have to fight a european parliamentary election, almost certainly going to have a longer extension. labour looks likely to back a plan
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making its mps‘ support for the deal conditional on it being put to a public vote. theresa may's deal has now been rejected twice by parliament. the rumour is she is bringing it back on tuesday for a third time. if that fails, a fourth time after that. this is ridiculous. this thing has been defeated comprehensively and she has got to recognise that we have got to do something different. parliament is where the national arguments and agonies over brexit are playing out. it's a struggle testing the unity of the government and the two main political parties. theresa may hopes that one more heave might get this deal over the line. but some tories are losing patience with the prime minister. it will be a failure of the prime minister if we end up fighting these european union elections. she promised to become prime minister to deliver million people voted for. that is what she has to deliver, and if she can't do that, she has to go. 0utside parliament there is little sign of compromise. but inside there is,
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with some tory mps talking to labour about an alternative to mrs may's deal if it cannot pass. my sense is that they want to see a sensible, soft brexit deal that is based on full membership of the single market and a customs arrangement that secures frictionless trade and no border in the island of ireland. division — clear the lobby! the house of commons is charged, frenzied and tense. and what unfolds on these green benches in the coming days will shape the country for years. ben wright, bbc news. ethiopia's transport minister says black box flight data indicates clear similarities between last week's crash of an ethiopian airlines 737 max 8 and the same model flown by lion air, which crashed off the coast of indonesia in october. a preliminary report into last sunday's crash, which killed 157 people, will be released in about a month. counter—terror police say a stabbing
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at stanwell in surrey last night has hallmarks of a terror event inspired by the far—right. officers were called to reports of a man carrying a baseball bat and a knife, shouting racist comments. a 50—year—old man was arrested. another man was taken to hospital with non—life threatening injuries. areas across the uk are still at risk of flooding after persistent heavy rain yesterday led to dozens of flood warnings being issued. the majority are for parts of yorkshire, from where our correspondent luxmy gopal reports. a village road turned into a river. ca rs a village road turned into a river. cars were left abandoned in flood waters in cattle, north yorkshire. after last night's heavy rains, some people here were not able to leave the village with cars trapped by the water. laura stokes was caught off guard by the weather. we have seen the road flooding, it floats quite a lot because of the low water table and things like that. but i've never seen and things like that. but i've never seen it burst its banks before. so it was quite unnerving, really. we
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had to get my mum to bring some food m, had to get my mum to bring some food in, which is quite intense, really, to make sure you've got the right amount of food. people here in cattle are used to rising water levels. in this case, even they had to act quickly, with one woman saying she got a call from her family last night telling her to rush home so she was not stranded in floodwaters outside the village. in tadcaster, fire and rescue services went to check on properties isolated by floodwaters. in york, where they are used to preparing for the worse by the river blues, they are waiting for the peak of the rising waters in the early hours of tomorrow morning. parts of wales have seen a month's worth of rain falling in 2a hours. police in north wales today warned that some roads are still impossible. for those still stuck in north yorkshire, they are getting by however they can. with all the sport now, here's 0lly foster at the bbc sport centre. good evening.
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the line—up for the fa cup semi—finals is complete. brighton were the last team through. they needed penalties to get past championship strugglers millwall. patrick gearey reports. they don't hide it at millwall, premier league visitors know what they are about to walk into. for this quarterfinal, the den was a freezing cauldron — even the weather designed for maximum discomfort. it took until the second half for the lions to strike. alex pearce escaped his handler. the roar must have carried to westminster. millwall are in very real danger of being relegated to the third tier. and yet here wasjed wallace, beating his man, putting it on a plate for aidan 0'brien. 2—0, 11 minutes left. pandemonium. brighton were going out with a shrug against a side a division below them. finally, jurgen locadia gave them a bit of gumption. but only one minute of the 90 remained, plus stoppage time, and we were deep into that when solly march took aim and somehow took this into extra time. david martin would surely have had a lot on his mind right through to penalties. a chance, perhaps, to be a hero? no. lewis dunk‘s kick meant
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jake cooper had to score. brighton had gone from the brink to the semifinal. patrick gearey, bbc news. brighton's reward, a wembley date with manchester city. watford will face wolves in the other semifinal. those games will be played across the first weekend of april. liverpool are back on top of the premier league. they beat fulham 2—1 at craven cottage. it was 1—1 with ten minutes to play but a james milner penalty won the game. they are two points clear, although title rivals city have a game in hand. chelsea have slipped up in their pursuit of a top four finish. they lost 2—0 to everton. richarlison one of the goalscorers at goodison park. celtic are now 10 points clear at the top of the scottish premiership, but they left it very late to secure the 1—0 victory at lowly dundee. 0dsonne edouard scored in the 96th minute, much to the delight of manager neil lennon. celtic‘s next match is against their old firm rivals, rangers, who are second in the table. formula one world champion lewis hamilton hailed an incredible weekend for the team,
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even though he came second in the season—opening australian grand prix. fellow mercedes driver valterri bottas took the chequered flag in melbourne. nick parrott reports. formula one is back. at one of its most important man is missing. race director charlie whiting passed away suddenly last week. the victims of the terrorist attack in new zealand we re the terrorist attack in new zealand were also remembered. when the action got under way, it was a quiet man who made the most noise. va ltteri bottas man who made the most noise. valtteri bottas failed to win a race last season, despite driving for champions mercedes. determined to do better, he surged past team—mate lewis hamilton and on to a co mforta ble lewis hamilton and on to a comfortable victory that the briton had hoped for. rule changes were supposed to improve the racing this year. much of the drama was related to mistakes and misfortune. this, a total car loss for sainz. the only excitement up was max verstappen
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relegating ferrari's sebastian vettel to fourth. winning by more than 20 seconds and claiming a bonus point for the fastest lap will leave what us hoping he can finally step out of lewis hamilton's shadow. there's more on the bbc sport website with details of today's women's six nations matches, wales beat ireland to finish fourth in the table. there's more throughout the evening on the bbc news channel. we're back with the late news at ten. now on bbc one it's time for the news where you are. welcome to bbc london news. i'm tolu adeoye. families are to take a petition, signed by over half a million people, to downing street — on what they call the
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hello. this is bbc news with me. let's return to our main story this evening, the shootings in new zealand. the attacker in christchurch live streamed the shootings on social media, images were then distributed widely. earlier my colleague shaun ley spoke to bertram vidgen, research associate at the alan turing institute, where he specialises in far—right extremism online and asked him if the social media companies had done enough to prevent the disemination of offensive material. i think it is very difficult
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challenge. they announced that they took down linda half—million videos, 2 million of which were sourced, they just straightaway banned 2 million of which were sourced, theyjust straightaway banned them, so we theyjust straightaway banned them, so we have been trying to be very proactive but i thinkjust the scale of the challenge might be getting away from them. correct me if i'm wrong, but much of the kind of monitoring is done through algorithms and automatic processes as opposed to individual people. and sitting in front of the screen and watching the stuff that is posted in going through and pressing the delete button, but there's no light of that. it's a mix of machine learning and a lot of people don't realise that all of the big tech companies have a huge team of people that worked tirelessly on hunting this type of content down. all of
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the content was removed, 2 million versions of the film did not get uploaded, but the other 300,000 through a combination of these methods after he was blanked on facebook. the ethics of this when you're talking about the freedom to communicate. and also questions about what impact these kinds of postings have because obviously, it might thatis that is a very difficult question, the ethics is certainly very important here. facebook is always going to be trying to balance removing terrorist content and harmful content of any form with the right to freedom of speech, so i think that is why we are going to see some videos get online u nfortu nately, see some videos get online unfortunately, it's because the only way you stop any of this content
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from going online is by banning all content and we do that, facebook no longer operates, social media doesn't operate and it impacts human speech. so it is a balancing act. the impact of the videos, it does raise very serious questions and what is been shown is criminal, i think one of the risks is that people may share it and because they are appalled by it, doing so, they may inadvertently shared with people who see it and get encouraged by it and incited. time for a look at the weather with sarah keith lucas and unsettled weekend that has a strong week of weather, strong gusts, lots of heavy rain and flooding, at this picture was taken in kent on sunday with big shower clouds and some thunder mixed in
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with those showers as well. the coming week, much lighter winds and dry weather and through the week it is going to be turning a bit milder as well. a satellite image, you can see clear skies and patches of showers and towards the west you can see parts of northern ireland tonight. 0f splotches of patchy rain, the further east we keep this clear skies and temperatures falling low, minus two degrees or so, evenings cold in the countryside, not quite as court further west because we have that cloud moving in but a few spots of rain towards england, wales, scotland and northern ireland, further east across the uk, you should see the sunny sky for the better part of the day, and during the afternoon temperature is still not great for the time of year. between around eight to 12 degrees and a touch warmer than it was during the weekend and we have lost that
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significant wind—chill, now here is the pressure system set up as we look towards the first part of this week, pressure system trying to push to the southwest, whether from trying to move in from the northwest, fully think through tuesday with a high pressure in the south, should stay dry with some sunny spells towards the southeast, slightly breezy with the rain in parts of northern west of scotland, is starting to get milder in the week after our 13 or 1a by the time to get to tuesday and that being continued and this is the air mass that continued through, the yellow colours are turning and temperatures are on the rise, slightly cooler conditions working from the north as we had through the day and thursday, little bit breezy here too, but things are looking relatively mild and into thursday, temperatures particularly in the 16 degrees that will feel over recent days, but then things will turn the lube cooler with some rain in the north as we
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get towards the end of this week. goodbye.
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