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thousands attend memorials hello. and vigils to remember the 50 people this is bbc news. gunned down at two mosques warming air and sea temperatures here in christchurch. are causing arctic glaciers to melt, and now the increasing rainfall new zealand's prime ministerjoins is creating problems mourners to pay her respects for animals, like reindeer. radio 4 today programme as she reveals the gunman presenter martha kearney, emailed her office minutes has travelled to the region to see before the terror attack. the effects of climate change, with british researchers. had it provided details that could have been acted on immediately, this former mining village has it would have been. the feel of a frontier village in the wild west. but there, unfortunately, 0ur posse headed out were no such details in that e—mail. from the base on snowmobiles. as tales of heroism continue to emerge we speak to one man i havejoined a convoy of scientists heading who bravely took on the gunman, across the tundra towards a glacier — one of the most forcing him to flee studied in the arctic. one of the mosques. he drops his gun there and run to his car. this is the edge of the original when he runs to his car, he saw me, glacier where the ice i was chasing him brought huge boulders down. with his own rifle, with his own shotgun. the other main stories on the programme tonight. but since 1900 it has been receding. theresa may's brexit deal won't be put to a commons vote this week we are heading towards its modern if she risks losing again,
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say cabinet colleagues. edge, a form of time travel. police say a stabbing this weekend in surrey is being treated after a kilometre we reached the as a terrorist incident. snout where the glacier now ends. the civilians who remain so starting around 1900 the glacier was all the way down the bottom in the islamic state group's last of this valley and it has been stronghold in syria rapidly retreating up in the last 100 or so years. as forces close in. cooper to save millwall... they're more so in the last 20 or 30. out! and brighton book an fa cup semifinal place with a dramatic penalty shoot—out win over millwall. 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 5,000 years old you really do get a sense of the extent good evening, from of the melting ice, of climate change. christchurch in new zealand. but scientists across the arctic thousands of people have been are worried about a new threat which they have noticed here as well. and that is growing rainfall. attending vigils across the country, this microbiologist has been coming here for 12 years
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in memory of the 50 people who were killed in those terror to study climate change. attacks on two mosques. the bodies of the dead should be returned to all the families by the middle of the week. meanwhile, the investigation continues, with the prime minister i willjust use this probe confirming her office received an email containing some of the to measure the depth of the snowpack far—right views of the gunman just and identify layers of refrozen minutes before the attack began. and more stories of bravery, and heroism are emerging too. rainwater within the snow. our first report tonight is from hywel griffith. grief has so many forms. it has gone in easily. but it's the one raw emotion that unites this country. 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. among those mourning, that is two now. through that... a sports team whose goalie atta elayyan was cut i think that is a third. down by the bullets. his coach today had this message and that is difficult for the man suspected of carrying to get through. out the terror attack. the animals who live in the arctic, we're all one race, we're all human beings. like reindeer, are suffering we love each other. we have to love each other. because of the increase in rainfall otherwise, this sort which troubles bianca. of rubbish happens. we have to love each other. what happens is that the rain ends at the al noor mosque, up in the snow and percolates down members have been allowed to return through and forms an ice barrier. outside to pray and bear witness. all of the bodies have been removed. it is impossible for
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burials will begin within hours. small herbivores to get through so they can't eat and the population crashes. new zealand's prime for her, like so many scientists minister has called who have devoted their lives on her country to to the arctic many of the new signs stand against racism. of climate change are jacinda ardern has confirmed that mysterious and troubling. 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. it's time for a look at the weather closer to home. i was one of more good evening. than 30 recipients of a it's been an unsettled weekend, manifesto that was mailed out nine which has rounded off minutes before the attack a stormy week of weather. took place. we've had gale force gusts of winds, it did not include a location. some heavy snow over the hills, lots of heavy rain around, which has caused some flooding. it did not include specific details. this picture was taken in herne bay in kent on sunday afternoon. some big shower clouds, there has been some hail in australia, brenton and some thunder mixed tarra nt‘s grandmother says in with those showers, too. she's incredulous through this coming week, a real change in weather type. at what's happened. so, much lighter winds, we're all gobsmacked. much drier weather on the cards we don't know what to think. and through the week it is going to be turning quite a bit milder, too. here's the satellite image from earlier on. you know, the media's you can see we've got largely clear saying he's planned it skies with patchy shower for a long time so he's obviously not of sound mind, i don't think. cloud here and there.
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a little bit more cloud working out two days after the shootings, towards the west and that will push the police are still combing christchurch for evidence. into parts of northern ireland through the second half of tonight, the scale of the crime splashing some patchy rain across northern ireland and western scene here is enormous. parts of scotland, during the early hours of monday. further east though, days after the shooting, we keep those clear skies and it's the police are still having to go here we'll see the temperatures street by street searching falling the lowest. so —2 degrees or so, even in some for bullet shells. of our towns and cities. this is one of the areas could be colder than that where the gunman took aim. in the countryside. not quite as cold further west during the morning because we have that cloud moving in. so a few spots of rain khalad was in the mosque for the south—west of england, as the massacre unfolded. wales, north—west england, ten of his friends were killed. scotland and northern ireland. further east across the uk, he watched as the gunman moved calmly you should keep the sunnier skies from one to the next. for a good part of the day. turning a little bit cloudier, my heart, really it's broken. during the afternoon. now, temperatures still not great for the time of year — between around about 8 to 12 degrees. certainly a touch warmer than it was during the weekend and we've lost that significant wind—chill we've seen he was shooting just my over recent days. friend's daughters, she was now, here is the pressure set five years old. up as we look towards he was shooting from 15 or 20 the first part of the week. metres, just like boom, boom, and shooting we've got high pressure that's trying to push everyone, boom, boom. in from the south—west. weather fronts do try to move he's like an animal, he is not a man. in from the north—west, he's not a man. so i think through tuesday, with the influence of higher pressure in the south,
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it should stay dry with some sunny spells towards the south and the south—east. slightly breezier with a few spots but remarkably, in some, grief has of rain across parts inspired very different feelings. of northern and western i lost my wife but i scotland, for instance. don't hate the killer. temperature—wise though, it's starting to get a little bit he is a person. milder by this stage in the week. ilove him. up to around 13 or 1a degrees by the time we get to tuesday but i'm sorry, i cannot and that theme continues. support what he did. this is the air mass, looking into the middle of the week but i think somewhere along and you can see the yellow colours returning to the map. in his life, maybe he was hurt. so that means temperatures at christchurch hospital, are on the rise. slightly cooler conditions are working in from the north as we head an armed guard, surgery through the day on thursday. a little bit breezier here too, but in general things are looking under armed guard, surgery relatively dry and settled through wednesday is continuing around the clock and into thursday too. to treat those injured in temperatures, particularly the shooting. in the south up to 16 degrees. 12 patients remain critically ill. that will feel a lot nicer than it across the country, people has done over recent days. are praying for them, holding but then it does look like things public vigils. turn a little bit cooler with some in wellington, 11,000 came rain in the north as we look to share their sorrow, to show towards the end of this week. their resolve. bye— bye. please remain standing as we observe one minute's silence. hywel griffith, bbc news, christchurch. the community here in christchurch has come together in the wake of this disaster.
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schools will reopen later this morning 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 fortitude are beginning to emerge. a police helicopter surveys a scene of mass murder below. while on the ground nearby, an armed response stands readyjust in case. members of christchurch's muslim community are gathering to volunteer. 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. everyone was frightened. many caught up in the violence recorded the aftermath on their phones to bear witness. abdul aziz was in
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the linwood mosque. he was next to my 11—year—old son. so, that dead man there? yeah, because he shot him through the window. and he was standing next to your son? 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 and i yelled at him. i said, "who are you?" and i swore at him. i knew he wasn't an army person, or something. so he was dressed in army fatigues, army clothing? yeah, army clothing, everything army. he drops 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 shot guns. that he'd discarded 7 yeah, he discarded them on the floor. i just threw the shot on his car windows and smashed his window and at that time he got a bit frightened. the murderer got away,
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his twisted thoughts made real. all of the women were screaming and shouting. she 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. she sobs when i think about the other‘s son, atta, he didn't make it. it is believed abdul aziz‘s courage in taking on the killer helped save lives. 0ne ray of brightness on a dark day. behind me hundreds of people looking
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at some of the floral tributes and cards not far from the mosque was so much killing took place. thejob cards not far from the mosque was so much killing took place. the job of healing this community and bringing everybody back together rests on everyone‘s shoulder but perhaps the lead in dealing with that is up to the mayor and i spoke to her a few minutes ago and i asked her what you wa nt minutes ago and i asked her what you want the rest of the world to see when you look at new zealand dealing with this tragedy in the coming days and lianne dalziel looked me square in the face and without missing a beat said two things, love and compassion. and with that it is back to you. clive, many thanks. clive myrie, there. now, here, 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 persuade 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. the noes to the left, 391. so the noes have it. the noes have it.
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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're 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 to have a longer extension. labour looks likely to back a plan to make its mps' support for the deal conditional on it being put to a public vote. theresa may's deal has now been
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rejected twice by parliament. rumour has it that she's 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, with some tory mps talking to labour about an alternative to mrs may's deal if it cannot pass.
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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 a 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. and benjoins us now from westminster. ben, what is going to happen this week? predicting politics these days is a very dicey business and it's impossible to be certain where brexit ricochets next. we do know theresa may will be in brussels on thursday for a summit of eu leaders and they will talk about an extension to the brexit process, a three month extension if she goes with a deal, a longer extension if she can't. you can hear the protests here are still going on even in the middle of the night. it's all about
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the numbers here in parliament. if she's got any chance of getting this deal through, she needs to get the dup on board. if there are ten in piece swing behind the deal i think a good chunk of conservative mps will follow suit and the prime minister has been speaking to tory mps all weekend. a core of tory brexiteers look unlikely to budge, though, and no 10 will want some labour mps to defy though, and no 10 will want some labour mps to denyeremy corbyn and get behind the deal too. if there is a vote on tuesday or wednesday, it looks like it will be very tight. but we are now at a moment of decision for the prime minister and parliament. then, thank you very much. police say a stabbing at stanwell in surrey last night has hallmarks of a terror incident, inspired by the far—right. officers were called to reports of a man carrying a baseball bat and a knife, shouting racist comments. our home affairs correspondent tom symonds is at new scotland yard. tom, what more are the police saying? this all happened at 10:30pm last
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night. as you say, a man seen running around the stanwell area, which is quite near heathrow, shouting racist comments, being threatening to people, some eyewitnesses said he was striking out at passing cars. he had a baseball bat and a knife and at one point a 19—year—old man who was sitting in his car was attacked with that knife, and he put his hands up to defend himself according to eyewitnesses. luckily, he only suffered some less serious injuries a bandi suffered some less serious injuries a band i could have been. a big armed police response, the man was arrested, he is 50 years old, and a nearby house has been searched for much of the day. but this afternoon the most senior counterterrorism officer in the country, assistant commissioner neil basu said this was being treated as a terrorist incident and it did have, he said, the hallmark of somebody being inspired by the far right. all that on top of a number of hate crime incidents alleged that forces have been dealing with around the country over the last few days. 0k, time, many thanks. tom simon is there.
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—— tom symonds. let's take a look at some of today's other news stories. 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. eurostar has told passengers only to travel from paris to london if absolutely necessary. its services have been hit by cancellations and serious delays because unions are demanding higher pay — and more staff to handle a possible return of full border controls after brexit. the company says tickets can be changed free of charge, or refunds can be claimed. further disruption is expected tomorrow. at least 73 people have died and more than 60 are missing in flash floods, in indonesia's eastern province of papua. while rescue workers
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are struggling to reach remote parts of the province, a five—month—old baby was rescued after being trapped under the rubble for hours. more than 4,000 people have been forced from their homes — some are sheltering in government offices. a commander of the kurdish forces fighting islamic state militants in their last stronghold in eastern syria has told the bbc their operation has been prolonged to protect civilians. although tens of thousands of people have fled the enclave in the last two months, it's thought there are still large numbers of civilians inside. 0ur correspondent aleem maqbool reports from the front line in baghouz. in baghouz, the final battle ground, is fighters have been blasted into retreat, building by building. they've been rained on by missiles, from the us—led coalition. but we're taken right to the front line, through the desolation, by the local forces on the ground,
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still in combat with them. so, these positions here were occupied by islamic state group fighters in just the last few days, they've been beaten back. their ever shrinking so—called caliphate state is nowjust a small area just around the corner of this building. if you peep around the corner, you can see the buildings they still occupy. but even though... even though they've been bombarded and pushed back and given lots of opportunities to surrender, it's very clear that there are some fighters who just won't lay down their arms. we got a sense of the squalor in which the is fighters and theirfamilies have been living, before they were forced on. the pitiful remnants of a new territory that attracted thousands from around the world and brutalised so many others. everywhere was evidence of the battle that raged here. even explosives the militants never
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had the chance to deploy. with local forces, we went to a point where we could see movement and activity in what remains of the is camp. there, one kurdish commander, who didn't want to be shown, we saw militants in the tiny domain and riding motorbikes but we also saw families and young children. a kurdish commander told us he feared they were also still hostages being held inside the besieged camp. these men still go out in shifts of the front line and keep giving is fighters chances to surrender. but at some stage soon those chances will run out. aleem maqbool, bbc news in baghouz, in syria. with all the sport now, here's 0lly foster at the bbc sport centre. good evening. the line—up for the fa
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cup semifinals is complete, bright and with a lestienne through, they needed penalties to get through 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 quarter—final, 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. there were games affecting the top of the premier league and the scottish premiership today. match of the day and, if you're in scotland, sportscene follow the news. but if you want the results now, here they come. liverpool are back on top of the table. they beat fulham 2—1 at craven cottage. james milner with a winning penalty in the last ten minutes. they are two points clear, although title rivals city have a game in hand. chelsea lost 2—0 to everton in the day's other match. celtic are now ten 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. celtic‘s next match is against their old firm rivals, rangers, who are second in the table. chelsea, west ham, manchester city and reading
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are through to the women's fa cup semifinals. reading beat manchester united 3—2 after extra time. rakel honnudottir sending the royals into their first semifinal. the draw will be made on bbc breakfast tomorrow morning just after 8.30. rory mcilroy has won his first tournament in a year. in the last hour, he finished one stroke clear at the players championship in florida. he collects a winner's cheque for £1.7 million. golf's first major of the year, the masters, is next month. formula 1 world champion lewis hamilton came second in the first race of the season — the australian grand prix in melbourne. hamilton, on the right there, made a sluggish start from pole and was overtaken by his mercedes team—mate, valtteri bottas, who went on to take the chequered flag. red bull's max verstappen was third. the last matches in the women's six nations were played today. england had already won the grand slam, but wales ensured a fourth—place finish by beating ireland 211—5. jasminejoyce with the pick of their tries. italy also beat france today
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to finish second in the table. there's more on the bbc sport website, including details of the final day's competition at the british gymnastics championships. , for great britain on the final day of competition at the world para cycling championships. that's it, time for the news where you are on bbc one.
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