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tv   The Papers  BBC News  March 17, 2019 10:30pm-11:01pm GMT

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hello. this is bbc news. relatively dry and settled we'll be taking a look at tomorrow through wednesday and into thursday too. mornings papers in a moment — temperatures, particularly in the south up to 16 degrees. first, the latest headlines. that will feel a lot nicer than it thousands of people attend vigils has done over recent days. across new zealand to remember the victims of the mosque attacks — but then it does look like things as the country's prime minister turn a little bit cooler with some says her office received a message rain in the north as we look from the suspected killer minutes towards the end of this week. before the shootings. bye— bye. the relatives of the alleged gunman have spoken out to share their disbelief at what has happened. what he's done is... it's just not right. it's unrepairable. we're so sorry for the families over there, the dead and the injured. the chancellor, philip hammond, says a significant number of conservative mps have changed their minds and are prepared to back theresa may's brexit deal if it went back to the commons for another vote. ethiopia's transport minister says there are "clear similarities" between black box data from last week's crash, and that of an indonesian lion air plane which crashed last october.
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police response times to the most urgent calls at two of england's biggest forces have become significantly slower in the past five years, according to figures obtained by the bbc. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the entertainment journalist and broadcaster caroline caroline frost and parliamentary journalist tony grew. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in — let's take a look. as new zealand mourns — the independent leads with a picture of the country's prime minister, jacinda ardern, embracing a worshipper at a mosque in wellington, yesterday.
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the ft reports that that security services in new zealand face questions on how the attacker was able to acquire weapons. former foreign secretary, boris johnson, tells the prime minister it's not too late to get "real change" from the eu on the irish backstop in the daily telegraph. while the i reports that a leading tory brexiteer has delivered an ultimatum to the prime minister urging her to stand down if she wants her brexit deal. the metro leads on knife crime — with good morning britain weatherman alex beresford confirming that his cousin was the victim of a fatal stabbing over the weekend. the daily mail reports on scammers posing as hmrc officials — who they say target as many as 10,000 people a day — with some losing up to £20,000. and the daily express leads on the news that the work and pensions secretary, amber rudd, is to announce a shake—up to pensions — boosting retirement incomes by up to 7%. so, a range of stories making the front pages
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of tomorrow's papers. we are going to kick off with something brexit related. take us to the front of the telegraph, boris johnson. the front of the telegraph, boris johnson. what a surprise! just when we saw the week of chaos where tony was an in situ witness in parliament last week where we had tuesday, various skittles fell, theresa may's deal knocked out. on wednesday, no deal knocked out. on wednesday, no deal apparently was taken off the table ina deal apparently was taken off the table in a non—binding vote and thursday, it was about would—be peoples vote go through and it didn't happen, leading to goodness knows what. this week promises more of the same. boris has set himself away from the pack. while we are hearing ripples, of which i am sure we will hear more in a while, of theresa may playing the long game, counting down the clock, getting people on site, whether you believe it is the cheque book coming out to the dup or anyone thinking anymore
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of this! boris johnson the dup or anyone thinking anymore of this! borisjohnson is standing alone, he says he is urging his fellow eurosceptics not to come in line with theresa may's wishes and not to vote for this deal and urging the prime minister in a very personal message, as usual, florid language as we would expect, go back to europe, get more concessions and have a real brexit. i like the phrase, "let's not be collaborators". there is always some word that jumps out collaborators". there is always some word thatjumps out of boris' pros and this week it is collaborate. the prime minister could do without this. it's not that important, i am being serious. telegraph pacing £270,000 per year. this is from his weekly, —— pays him. and increasingly irrelevant politician trying to assert himself into events moving a lot more quickly than he thinks. the strong sense i get is that whether it is tuesday or wednesday this week or whether the prime minister waits until after she has been to the european council to ask for an extension to article 50,
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i think the deal will pass. where do you get that sense from? from the sense that tory mps are starting to come on side. the dup have looked to climb down. what was supposed to happen last monday, the attorney general was supposed to appear in parliament and say we have renegotiated with brussels and we have got assurances at a time limit of the backstop but that didn't happen at the dup said they will vote it down. a significant number of eurosceptic tories say they will vote it down. not all, but a significant number of conservative mps voted no for the prime minister's deal this week similarly looking for a ladder to climb down because the reality of the sequence you eloquently put forward was that they voted down the pm's deal on tuesday. 0n they voted down the pm's deal on tuesday. on wednesday, no deal suddenly came off the table. by thursday, we are talking about a second referendum. if you are a eurosceptic tory, they are increasingly coming to the conclusion that it is either the prime minister's deal or it is no brexit. despite the fact it won't be
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any different when it appears in front of them? it is a difference in presentation. and the way the clock looks. as opposed to reality. exactly. the dup have sought further assurances. if they are happy with it, a significant number of tories will come along. there's another group of tories, among 40 of them, according to the... the independent, who are effectively saying we want the prime minister to say she will resign and if she says she will go, we will vote for her deal and we can start again. don't forget, brexit doesn't unfortunately end on the 29th of march. what happens on the 29th of march. what happens on the 29th of march. what happens on the 29th of march... by the way, we are now not living on the 29th of march because even the prime minister's deal goes through this week she will still go back to the european council and ask for what is called a technical extension. phillip hammond made that pretty much clear in an interview. the commons has voted in favour of that. but part of the solution for theresa may, she has effectively said to her
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eurosceptics, "you either effectively said to her eurosce ptics, "you either vote effectively said to her eurosceptics, "you either vote this through or i will ask for a much longer extension from the european council, i will ask for 18 months and we will be stuck in the european union and during that time, the people calling for a people's vote, so called people's vote, second referendum, will only get louder". take us to the independent, tony mentioned it. in reference to those people who say we will vote for you but only if you go. it's funny, a mixed message. give with one hand and take with the other. the understanding is that it needs new blood. because i think theresa may... the country seems to be divided. after people i speak to say they don't trust a word and the other half are full of reluctant admiration for a woman who, with a voice failing her and her body must be crying out just voice failing her and her body must be crying outjust to stay—at—home. .. be crying outjust to stay-at-home. .. have be crying outjust to stay-at-home... have a rest. play some scrabble, walking through those
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meadows in the hills, day after day, to ta ke meadows in the hills, day after day, to take something in the face of those record—breaking defeats, to stand back up on your feet and say, now what? this is my new plan b as of five minutes ago. whatever you feel about the policies, there are some personal qualities. they are clearly identified with this period in political history. even her closest cabinet colleagues and supporters are now lining up to say, perhaps it's time to give it to someone else to push forward. as you say what is going to be a brand—new era. we are reaching the end of the beginning. and somebody else can ta ke beginning. and somebody else can take the batten and run the back straight. and the next stage is arguably as, if not even more complex. then where we are. 0h arguably as, if not even more complex. then where we are. oh yes, we are nowhere near the end. what are we going to call it up at the 29th of march? probably brexit? it will be up to the 30th ofjune and the next stage will take us up to the next stage will take us up to the end of 2020 is to negotiate the
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future relationship with the european union, which can't be negotiated while we are a member of the eu. those negotiations have to ta ke the eu. those negotiations have to take place. that is what this backstop is, that backstop is about everything effectively staying the same until the end of 2020. it's a bad best endeavours to try and ensure there is no hard border in ireland. the theory among those saying to theresa may, we appreciate you have done this much but we don't wa nt you have done this much but we don't want you to do anymore, having got to that point, we need somebody new to that point, we need somebody new to maybe be a little bit more... stern. testy? difficult, whatever the word is? we don't know. whether it isa the word is? we don't know. whether it is a chemistry thing, personality, we saw david cameron thought he would be more successful in europe. he looked the part, lots of friendly handshakes with sarkozy and company until they weren't. but it isa and company until they weren't. but it is a natural evolution of as you say a stronger, firmer hand. 0nce it is a natural evolution of as you say a stronger, firmer hand. once we at least know what we have signed up for... at the moment it is playing
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chicken, no deal still vaguely on the table because otherwise the thinking is you can't make a deal at all but at least we will know what we are dealing with, what we are coming to the table with. let's move on to other matters. time is relatively tight, but not hugely so. tony, teenager stabbed in "far right" terror attack. this was an incident that happened in stanwell. a19—year—old was attacked by a man with a knife and a baseball bat. —— a 19—year—old. he was shouting racist slogans. the police have taken the unusual step of negotiating —— saying that this is terrorism. because of what this man was allegedly shouting. apparently this is what this man was allegedly shouting. because of the events of christchurch. the prime minister has involved herself and is on record in the telegraph saying her thanks to the telegraph saying her thanks to the emergency services and the
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terrorist incident in stanwell. it just goes to show that the far right pose a significant, and, at times, depending what part of the country you are income a greater threat for terrorism police and islamic terrorism. which has obviously been a significant focus and the media has focused on that. there is a growing problem with far right and radicalisation of people to the far right. obviously, the police have taken the decision that this is serious enough for them to regard it as terrorism. but they would have been fears after new zealand. yes. the other takeaway is that we think of something happening on the other side of the world. of course, the world has reacted with suitable horror with a few strange exceptions. there is a lot of talk about the power of social media crossing all those national boundaries and we are certainly seeing a plague, infection, this copycat idea. if something is incited and bubbles up. things like this used to be separate incidents across the world but social media has changed all of that. that is the
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other responsibility of philip hammond talking this morning. on social media giants to look to themselves while we are posting videos in the first place. this is more grist to that mill. let's stay with new zealand. and end with a couple of images. on the front of the metro, there is an image of jacinda ardern, the new zealand prime minister, comforting somebody outside the mosque in christchurch. i know she has been in wellington as well. but it was a very poignant image. being the country's leader at the time of adversity is really testing. it is when people find out their metal and who they are. the whole world has been impressed by the way in which she has opened her heart but also spoken really quite frankly and decisively about the fa ct frankly and decisively about the fact that their gun laws are going to need to change. unspoken quite defiantly to president trump who
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called her with condolences. —— and she spoke. in a horrifying situation, she has really stood out as someone who knows how to lead. has that strike you as well? oh, yes. horrifying news because i think we've all treated new zealand as a sort of peaceful, tucked away country, the sort of country you say, if it all goes up in flames, i'm just going to pack up and go to new zealand. more than one of us has said that at some time in the past. for them to be afflicted with this, following the natural disasters that they've also faced in recent years, a friend of a friend is a manager at christchurch hospital and she weathered all of the victims from the earthquake but would never have expected to wake up to something like this. in our last few seconds, we should mark saint patrick's day with an image from the front of the metro. as our representative! yes, it's saint patrick's day. it's a cracking image of the duchess of
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cambridge, enjoying herself on saint pat's day. apparently downing a guinness. she is holding pretty much a full glass, whether she did or not remains to be seen, we will examine it in greater detail. that is it for this one, we will be back later. caroline and tony will be back at 11.30pm for another look at the papers. next on bbc news it's click. it's amazing to think that next year, this place will play host to the greatest show on earth.
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by the time 2020 rolls around, it'll have been 56 years since japan last hosted the olympic games. back in 1964, they used the event to signal the rebirth of the nation, following the disruption of the second world war. then, the focus was japan's economic and technological explosion. now, japan once again wants to show the world that it's still leading the way in innovation. but with the country's explosive growth spurt now in the past and an ageing population on the horizon, the story this time might not be so simple. it's playing heavily on its image as the land of the robots, but finds itself as just one of many countries researching
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all of the other big tech areas, including 5g, 8k broadcasting, and self driving cars. and transport is the subject of this project by mobile operator, ntt docomo. it's trying to predict traffic congestion, by tracking phone users's movements throughout the day. docomo knows the age, demographics and home address of each of its 76 million subscribers, and also knows pretty accurately where their phones are at any time. it's used an artificial intelligence to watch how and where they travel throughout the day, and also how and when they return home at night. it can now predict where traffic congestion will occur in the evening, based on where everyone is during the day, and it's hoped that the ai may also
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be able to cope with the different traffic flows that will be associated with the olympics. now, with so many visitors flooding into japan, safety is paramount, and for the first time, the olympics will be using facial recognition to ensure speedy identification. paul carter has been to find out more. at next year's olympic and paralympic games, tokyo is expecting millions of spectators to pack into the city for its festivals of sports. among that number will be over 300,000 accredited people, including athletes, volunteers, media and other staff — all needing access to restricted areas. developed byjapanese firm nec and based on their ai engine, called neoface, they claim the system is 99% accurate and almost immediate. but how well does it work in practice? i've come for a demo to find out.
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in orderfor a facial recognition system to work, it needs a record of your face. so, unfortunately, for this system, it's now going to have to get a record of this ugly mug. translation: the system recognises your eyes, face, size of your face and other features, using hundreds and hundreds of points, and then matches that with the photos that are registered on the cards. now that the system has a record of my face, all i need is this card. i'll see if it works. swipe sound. good to go. but you can't talk facial recognition without concerns about privacy. i asked the spokesman for the organisers what they'll do with all those faces. the personal data collected through the application process will be securely guarded and will be destroyed in the most appropriate way, once the games is over.
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now, when anyone tells you things are going to be more efficient, and in this case near instantaneous, i'm always a little bit suspicious, but i have to say the thing that's most impressive about the system is that in the dozen or so times i've tried it, it's recognised me pretty much instantly every single time, and it's seen my face from a wide variety of angles and it still seems to work, so i think in this case, those claims actually hold up. but of course, controlled demos are very different from real—world applications. the proof will ultimately be in the queueing. one of the memories that will always stay with me is our visit to the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant that was devastated by the great 2011 tsunami. today, i have come to waseda university to meet a machine that was inspired by the fukushima disaster.
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warec—1 is a big beast weighing more than 150 kilograms. each of its limbs stretches to more than one metre in length. the need to move across uneven terrain has caused roboticists to investigate many kinds of designs. and although robots with wheels or with snakelike bodies can handle tricky terrain, they're not so good when you need to get hands—on. after we reach the destination, the robot has to do — perform tasks, like turning a valve or manipulation of switches or opening doors, something like this. it requires big power. in order to actually manipulate things, warec—1 would need additional hands or fingers of some kind. for now, the team are just investigating the best way to move. crawling low and slow over the rubble. i notice that it's notjust using its four legs, it's also using its belly.
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yes. this is a new locomotion style proposed by us. it's quite difficult, even for a human to along this place. but if a robot moves with a crawling motion, that will be very stable because its belly is almost on the ground, so it has a very low centre of mass. spikes on the belly help to stop it slipping on the rubble and also help it grip onto corners as it hoists itself up and down. and although it's not strictly a self—balancing robot, it doesn't really matter if it takes a tumble because it's symmetrical. so it can still work back to front and upside down. japan is one of the few places where bots are starting to leave the laboratory and enter society more widely. where other places might have reservations about robots taking jobs, japan desperately wants
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this to happen. welcome. in the run—up to the 2020 olympics, japan is looking for more ways than ever to have bots do the hard work. here's kate russell. these self—driving electric wheelchairs made by panasonic have already been rolled out for testing at tokyo's haneda international airport. but what's new is my luggage buddy here. you can pop your suitcases in there and it's going to follow the wheelchair wherever it goes, slowing down and speeding up as necessary when it goes up and down sloping surfaces. perfect for the airport. if a roaming traveller walks in front of the chair, it'll stop, along with the luggage caddy. although in a crowded airport, i can see wandering people getting in between the luggage and its chair, which might lead to some frustration. panasonic hopes to have the chairs available in airports and public spaces across japan in time for 2020. in the past, japan hasn't
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had the greatest record for accessibility. with 40 million visitors expected to come for the olympics and paralympics, organisers have pledged to use this as an opportunity to fix these problems and make tokyo a more inclusive and accessible city. disabled passengers in need of assistance will be able to summon a wheelchair through an app. it'll then take them where they need to be, without stress or hassle. something i'm sure able—bodied travellers could appreciate after a long journey too. come on. good boy. there's a good boy. for many visitors coming to the olympics next year, the japanese languages will be challenging to say the least. now, we've looked at several translation tools on click before but the one that paul carter's found looks like it's straight out of a comic book. perhaps the olympics's and pa ralympics's greatest achievement is their ability to bring people from all over the world together.
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but as well as being a positive, it can also bring challenges, notably around language. one japanese graduate student, supported by an accelerator, alongside tech firm panasonic, has created a special project to try and get the world talking. fukidashi is the japanese word for speech bubble. it's a system with a screen on each side linked via bluetooth. words spoken by a person on one side will be translated on the opposite screen, and vice versa. we investigated whether people use, actually, a phone to communicate with foreigners, but nobody uses that. i think it is because a phone is more like, it's a way to ask some concrete specific issue, like "where is the station?" or something like that. the technology behind it is not necessarily anything new. however, it's the application of the technology that's really interesting.
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although only a prototype at this stage, it's hoped the system can be rolled out at points across the games. and beyond, the creator hopes to take the system much further. at the next stage, maybe people can have small devices like fukidashi to use everywhere, anywhere, any time. it would be great. at present, the system can work between four languages — japanese, english, chinese and korean, though there are plans to extend the language range much further. the prototype also currently requires access to a data signal to function. amazingly clear. i almost want to take this with me for the rest of my time injapan and carry it with me. can i keep this one? and that is it for the shortcut of our olympic special from the stadium, which next year with host the tokyo olympics. the full—length version of this programme is up on iplayer. don't forget that we live
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on facebook and twitter. thank you very much for watching and we will see you soon. good evening. it's been an unsettled weekend, which has rounded off a stormy week of weather. we've had gale force gusts of winds, some heavy snow over the hills, lots of heavy rain around, which has caused some flooding. this picture was taken in herne bay in kent on sunday afternoon. some big shower clouds, there has been some hail and some thunder mixed in with those showers, too. through this coming week, a real change in weather type. so, much lighter winds, much drier weather on the cards and through the week it is going to be turning quite a bit milder, too. here's the satellite image from earlier on. you can see we've got largely clear skies with patchy shower cloud here and there. a little bit more cloud working out towards the west and that will push into parts of northern ireland through the second half of tonight, splashing some patchy rain
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across northern ireland and western parts of scotland, during the early hours of monday. further east though, we keep those clear skies and it's here we'll see the temperatures falling the lowest. so —2 degrees or so, even in some of our towns and cities. could be colder than that 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 for the south—west of england, wales, north—west england, scotland and northern ireland. further east across the uk, you should keep the sunnier skies for a good part of the day. turning a little bit cloudier, during the afternoon. now, temperatures still not great for the time of year — between a round 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 over recent days. now, here is the pressure set up as we look towards the first part of the week. we've got high pressure that's trying to push in from the south—west. weather fronts do try to move in from the north—west, so i think through tuesday, with the influence of higher pressure in the south, it should stay dry with some sunny spells towards the south and the south—east. slightly breezier with a few spots of rain across parts of northern and western scotland, for instance.
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temperature—wise though, it's starting to get a little bit milder by this stage in the week. up to around 13 or 14 degrees by the time we get to tuesday and that theme continues. this is the air mass, looking into the middle of the week and you can see the yellow colours returning to the map. so that means temperatures are on the rise. slightly cooler conditions are working in from the north as we head through the day on thursday. a little bit breezier here too, but in general things are looking relatively dry and settled through wednesday and into thursday too. temperatures, particularly in the south up to 16 degrees. that will feel a lot nicer than it has done over recent days. but then it does look like things turn a little bit cooler with some rain in the north as we look towards the end of this week. bye— bye.
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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11:00: thousands attend vigils across new zealand to remember the victims of the mosque attacks, as the country's prime minister says her office received a message from the suspected killer minutes before the shootings. the relatives of the alleged gunman have spoken out to share their disbelief at what has happened. what he has done is just not right. it is unrepairable. we are so sorry for the families over there. for the dead and the injured. the chancellor, philip hammond, says a significant number of conservative mps have changed their minds and are prepared to back theresa may's brexit deal if it went back to the commons for another vote. also this hour, ethiopia's transport minister says there are "clear similarities" between black box data from last week's crash, and that of an indonesian lion air plane that
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