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this is bbc news. i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 8pm. the government insists that theresa may had to reach out to labour in order to move forward with brexit. but it has angered some conservatives. working withjeremy corbyn is not something i want to do at all. it is not something the prime minister wants to do. but far worse than that, would be to fail to deliver on brexit. no confidence in corbyn. labour defends its handling of complaints about anti—semitism after reports that the party failed to take disciplinary action. fighting between army rebels and pro—government rebels threatens the capital in aaa. a british woman has been arrested in dubai for calling and ex—husband —— her head —— ex—husband an idiot on
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facebook. for second year in the row, the river thames is light blue. cambridge beat oxford in both the men's and women's races. watford produced a stunning comeback to win the fa cup final, their first in 35 years. and coming up in half an hour, the travel show is in tokyo as the city cou nts travel show is in tokyo as the city counts down to hosting the 2020 paralympics. good evening. welcome to bbc news. theresa may says there's a risk brexit won't happen unless a deal can be agreed with labour. cross—party talks have been taking place to try to break the stalemate on getting the eu withdrawal agreement through parliament. labour says further
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talks are planned — but that there hasn't been any movement on the government's so—called "red lines". here's our chief political correspondent, vicki young. if she had had her way, we would have left the eu nine days ago, but it is not going to plan for theresa may. another brexit deadline is approaching and there is little sign of a breakthrough in talks with labour. the prime minister says continuing to delay our departure could mean it doesn't happen at all. it would mean letting the brexit the british people voted for slip and the leader of the commons agrees. i just want to point out, we are out of time. we should have left on the 29th of march. andrea leadsom defended the decision to hold talks with the labour leader, saying it was something they were doing through gritted teeth. working withjeremy corbyn is not something i want to do, at all, it is not something the prime minister wants to do, but far worse than that would be to fail to deliver on brexit.
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that would be the appalling thing. we were quite clearly told by the people in 2016 to leave the eu, and every politician who went on the air said, "what you decide, we will implement". those talks with labour look likely to continue in the coming days, but the party has complained that the government hasn't accepted its demand for a customs union. we are willing to be flexible, but we have to see the government move their red lines first. we have outlined our concerns and where we would like to get to, but equally, compromise works both ways, and we are not seeing any element of compromise from the government. we are hopeful that will change in the coming days, and we will consider any proposals they put to us, if they come near to the objectives we are trying to achieve. parliament is making its voice heard on brexit, and all sides talk about compromise, but it is still not clear how a deal can be done. the arguments rage in westminster, but what do conservative voters in ripon thinks
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about cross—party talks? if she works with him, the chances are we will get somewhere instead of where we are now, just listening to it over and over again. ijust want the job done. if they can come to some compromise with the deal and actually agree, then i think that is all to the good. they should just come out of the eu, walk away without a deal. another brexit deadline looms, but the path towards the exit still has a few more twists and turns. our chief political correspondent vicki young told us what we can tentatively expect to happen in westminster this week. we do know one thing for sure, the eu summit in wednesday is going to happen and theresa may is asked for a short delay to brexit, if you weeks and she will come forward but the plan, we are not sure what that will be, but she is asking for a short delay and it is completely up to those
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other eu 27 leaders. it is toxic for either side to be doing a deal with each other. the conservative smacks have lead into jeremy corbyn and called him a danger to security and yet here is theresa may trying to get his help for brexit. and for labour if they are to do a deal, it was always pretty certain that they would not happy second referendum which upsets a load of people injeremy corbyn‘s party. the idea of getting a deal looks pretty remote for both sides. we do know one thing for sure, the eu summit on wednesday is going to happen and theresa may has asked for a short delay to brexit for a few weeks and she says she will come forward with a plan which we are not entirely sure what that will be. she is asking for shortly which is... they would decide the 27 leaders with a side... you some will think, what's the point,
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you're not want any thing sorted and a long delay and involves a lot of trouble. donald tusk said that there could be a flexible extension, up to a year? i suppose that would work for theresa may anyway, because then she can say to her own party, who really think she should have left nine days ago, she can say to them we got that extension, it means that we do not leave without a deal on friday, but it does mean that if we can get a deal some kind, then we can leave possibly the 22nd of may. it maybe helps a little bit. she said she wanted talks with labour, and if they fail, she will make another plan, which is the series about to see if parliament is in favour of anything. we know what they are against... more indicative votes? she had said they will be binding, not indicative. she says she will stick by those results of those but if labour does the same and she wants the agreement from labour. we do not know what the would be on the table or what... what the voting system would be.
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the danger is that parliamentjust votes against everything again. there are lots of unknowns about that and about the timing. the eu are asking for a plan, in order to get the delay. there seems little chance of getting those boats go by wednesday. there seems little chance of getting those votes through by wednesday. there usually a period where parliament does not set over easter, are they suspending their holidays? they have suspended next week. that has gone. the week after is still there moment, but of course, mps think it may not be. that depends on what route theresa may goes down. a lot of the uncertainty is because the government is no longer charge of this process. it's up to the eu leaders to decide about the delay. parliament has shown that it will not accept a no—deal it is even passing a law, which will probably become a law tomorrow, to force the prime minister to go and ask for a delay to brexit. it is pretty incredible stuff.
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theresa may has accepted that and says that parliament has shown they have not going to accept a no deal scenario, much to the annoyance of men in her party. come thursday, if the eu have said it is a long delay, some will be saying we should leave without a deal on friday. we will find how this story is covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30 and 11:30 this evening in the papers. our guests joining me tonight are the parliamentaryjournalist, tony grew, and the entertainment journalist and broadcaster, caroline frost. labour has defended its handling of complaints about anti—semitism, after the sunday times reported that the party had failed to take disciplinary action in hundreds of cases. the newspaper claimed that complaints had been beset by delays, inaction and interference from the leader's office. this afternoon, at an annual general meeting, members of the jewish labour movement overwhelmingly passed a no—confidence motion injeremy corbyn over his handling of anti—semitism within the party. speaking this morning, the shadow attorney general shami chakra barti, urged thejewish labour movement not to "personalise the issue". we have to tackle it, but it will be much easier to tackle
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it if we don't make it a personal attack onjeremy corbyn or a conservative attack on labour, or an inter—factional attack, it seems to me. and we know to take the same approach when there are claims about the conservative party, not to go, "oh, the tories have got a problem with islamophobia..." we've got to come together as democratic people in the context of the rise of the far—right in europe and in this country. the democratic people, who are anti—racist, need to come together and tackle it. well a little earlierjustin cohen, who's the news editor ofjewish news, told me that this motion of no confidence is a damning indictment of the labour leadership. i think it's hard to overstate how significant it is the fact that the onlyjewish affiliate of the labour party which next year is due to celebrate its 100th year of affiliation to the party, indeed an organisation that has taken a huge part in the foundation
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of the labour party. has taken this unprecedented step as i said, it is hard to overestimate. how important is it then thatjeremy corbyn in particular has been singled out because we heard the shadow secretary saying this is become a personal attack on him. he is the leader of the labour party, and he has personally said in the past that the buck stops with him and that he will take personal responsibility. well it is time for him to do that and for all the mechanisms of the party to be brought up to a stand where they can tackle this issue. jeremy corbyn is not the responsible for disciplinary processes , not the responsible for disciplinary processes, that falls to may be rightly in many people's view to jenny. how much responsible is he not to jam jenny. how much responsible is he not tojam —— jenny. how much responsible is he not to jam —— i'm sure it's but he goes not to jeremy corbyn not to jam —— i'm sure it's but he goes not tojeremy corbyn but not to jam —— i'm sure it's but he goes not to jeremy corbyn but to her? this has been a problem for the
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last three years. it has been raised for more than a year now by the leadership since they metjeremy corbyn in those historic talks. they asked him to take several steps to deal with this issue, seven key pledges including bringing in independence to reassure people about the process to put in place timescales for dealing with cases of anti—semitism and those have not happened yet. jeremy corbyn is the leader and the buck stops with him, he has to be from the front whether 01’ he has to be from the front whether or not he is charged with dealing with the individual cases. that question was further brought up this morning by the sunday times revelation. the jewish morning by the sunday times revelation. thejewish community doesn't want the leadership to be having a say in each individual case and it is clear that they have been in some cases. whether or not that has become less and the last few
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months. justin cohen of jewish news. since thursday, its advanced on the capital tripoli, igniting fears of an all out war. more than 20 people have said —— have been said to died and the crashes. there's been violence in the religion since colonel could off he was killed in 2011. dozens of militias operate there. under the current un backed government, it has struggled to assert control. 0r current un backed government, it has struggled to assert control. or the rebel libyan national army. since there is a it has advanced on the capital tripoli igniting fears of an all out warm. 0ur diplomatic correspondent james landale has more. this is a battle fought largely by pick—up truck. makeshift armoured vehicles jamming the routes in and out of tripoli. these belong to militias loyal to the government of national accord that is backed by the united
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nations. they are rushing to defend the capital. a government spokesman insisted they had slowed the advance of rival forces from the east. translation: on this day, the libyan armed forces declare the launch of the operation volcano of anger to purge all libyan cities of aggressor and illegitimate forces. these are the aggressive forces he is talking about, from the so—called libyan national army, the loose alliance of armed groups that controlled much of the east and south of libya, here preparing for battle at their benghazi headquarters. today, as these forces continue to head west, there were clashes reported to the south of tripoli, particularly around the disused international airport. the un mission in libya made an urgent appeal for a truce to evacuate civilians. the government said 21 people had been killed and 27 wounded.
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some countries are now acting to protect their nationals. these unverified pictures appear to show the united states evacuating some of its forces by hovercraft. the fear of western governments is that if libya descends into full—blown civil war, the country could once again become a source of migration and extremism. the un is still hoping for political talks next week, but few expect the fighting to end soon. let's get our thoughts now of this professor. how would you characterize the situation in libya around the capital? i think it is extremely volatile, extremely dangerous. there is a real danger that libya could basically descend into all—out warm, renew its civil
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warm. so have two competing authorities. you have an authority in eastern libya called hafta, and a you and recognise government which is in aaa. what the general was trying to do is basically unite in —— the whole country under his authority. this has been his ambition. he has repeated be said that he will bring libya under the control of the libyan army, national army and does what he is trying to do. we have the internationally recognised government with its forces. given that the international community recognises that government, what hope can the prime minister have of help from allies around the world ? minister have of help from allies around the world? the internationally recognised government in tripoli and the leadership faced depends on its security for a coalition of local armed groups. it does not have its
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own army. and you asking what is happening today, this balance of power between the general who is attacking tripoli depends on these so attacking tripoli depends on these so it it —— solidity of the desperate coalition of the internationally recognised government in aaa. and if the past serves as a guide, the general has been able to basically strike deals with local armed groups. he has been nipping at the edges of libya. and thatis nipping at the edges of libya. and that is why he is gambling on the fa ct that is why he is gambling on the fact he could basically go —— corrupt some of the local armed groups —— co—op those groups and while fighting internationally. groups —— co—op those groups and while fighting internationallym the white house donald trump has a very different approach to affairs from his predecessor of course. how likely is it that the united states and others particularly in the security council of the united nations might feel inclined to help?
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hardly any. if you tell me one out of ten, i would say two out of ten. you will not see an intervention by the international committee unity. the only shift in the 2a hours is that the us state has called on general haftar who is trying to seize tripoli to basically stop his military operation and returned to the status quo. the international community, the security council, also called two and the military campaign. general mcelroy and is going after all the way. he believes this is a divisive moment for sub —— general haftar. he believes he is seen as invincible, undefeatable, and that the local armed groups are defending tripoli can be co—opted by him. but if he is defeated, then there's a big chance because his supply lines, he controls ben ghazi through tripoli. if he is defeated, it will go into all—out warm for sub
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it will go into all—out warm for sub it will go into all—out warm for sub it will become a bleak situation. thank you. —— the headlines on bbc news. theresa may insists she had to reach out to labour to say brexodus quitting it so through her fingers. weber defences handling of com pletes fingers. weber defences handling of co m pletes of fingers. weber defences handling of completes of anti—semitism after it was reported that the party failed to ta ke was reported that the party failed to take disciplinary action in hundreds of cases. in libya, fighting between rb rebels and pro—government forces threatens the capital of tripoli. the un calls for talks. a full round up from the bbc sport centre with you. hello. it was a fantastic afternoon at wimbley for those watching as watford played in a throwing fa cup semi—final which went to extra time it was watford who made it through to face
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manchester city at next month's showpiece coming from two goals down to win 3—2 in dramatic self is a ticket tour around wimbley and there isa ticket tour around wimbley and there is a special sense of optimism. neither watford nor wolves have been to the cup final in a generation. both mina felt they would never get a better chance. but to mid table premier league sides were about to produce a classic. wolves roared into a first—half lead through the head of matt doherty, a breakthrough that made the wimbley preparations for worth it. this wolves site have a simple town from around the world. soon they had thought they had the knockout. commentator: jimenez! that is brilliant! and the mexican wrestler‘s mask to celebrate! . a spirited finish from arrivaljimenez to put wolves 2—0. if tea m arrivaljimenez to put wolves 2—0. if team is to go until this.
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commentator: sensational! thrown on as a substitute, starting the watford revival. what felt like a consolation was about to take on greater meaning with time almost running out. commentator: he gives a penalty! this a career defining moment. the feeling in that strike rings around the watford supporters! a moment for him to white up his long careerfor sub it sent the smashed extra time now here was his chance again, along and grinding one. a going to come back barely seen in the semi—finals before. in fact not since the second world war as a team been to down and made the final. this is a cup competition of emotional extremes. there may be more to come for watford against manchester city in may. those preparations are so the
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come but for now watford can enjoy winning one of the great cup matches. it was very tough but we have enjoyed today's win. today we had when everything looked lost, we we re had when everything looked lost, we were able to show our character and ourand —— our were able to show our character and our and —— our passion, were able to show our character and ourand —— our passion, and i'm very proud of my players. fans accuse them of lacking ambition there, their hopes of a top four finish in their hopes of a top four finish in the premier league was devastated by w. it's been a month since arsenal last away win. they could not figure out everything who hosted a spate of good opportunities and arsenal sta nforth. good opportunities and arsenal stanforth. cambridge beat 0xford for a second straight year in the 165th running of the boat race winning in
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both the men's and women's events. men crossed the line in 16 minutes 57 seconds two seconds ahead of their opponents. the cambridge team included 0lympic double upper champion james cracknell at 46 years old, he is the oldest person to ever compete in the boat race. meanwhile cambridge women peter 0xford counterpart by five lengths in a very convincing victory for sub they finished in a time of 18 minutes 47 seconds. they were just 15 seconds shy of the women's record. madison keysis shy of the women's record. madison keys is one the trials and open over caroline wozniacki. it was the first clay term and of the year as the proportion starts for the french 0pen next month. she took a 7—5 phone up with a second set 673 when her first title since 2017. that is all the support for now. we will have more of the days available on the bbc sports app and website.
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thank you. a woman has been arrested for running a facebook post calling her husband an idiot and his new wife a horse. laleh sharavesh faces a possible two years injail and a £50,000 fine after her ex—husband's second wife complained about the comments. she was arrested, along with her teenage daughter, when she visited the kingdom to for her ex—husband's funeral last month. ben is following the story for us. tell us about her into this scapula she was married to her husband pager for 18 years. he is portuguese and for 18 years. he is portuguese and for part of that time, they lived in dubai. she came to live in london with her daughter who is now 1a and she was quite shocked a short time after that to receive divorce papers which went through and into thousand 16, she logged onto facebook and saw that her husband had remarried. she said she was angered by this and she put these two insulting posts on facebook and i suppose thought very
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little of it. 2018 pedro died in march last month and she decided to ta ke march last month and she decided to take their daughter to his funeral in dubai and when she landed, she was immediately detained because the cybercrime was in dubai are quite tricky in. there are a lot of things that can be considered illegal there. like insulting posts on facebook and even support for charities not registered in dubai and get you into trouble. but a lot of people won't know this when they go to visit. a popular place for many british people to go. a lot of brits go there on holiday or to work as well. they don't recognise how strict these laws can be. it is open to interpretation. in this case her lawyer says that she was arrested, taken to custody, and that during that questioned the police were not paying attention. she is receiving help from the foreign office who safe their staff are trying to support the family to help her out
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but she has said so far that help has been ineffective other than giving her a list of lawyers at you might call. ben, thank you. we arejoined by roger sterling who is the the founder and ceo of the organisation detained in dubai for something for soaring ——join detained in dubai for something for soaring —— join us. what state is laleh inquisition is in a hotel right now. she was given bail fortu nately right now. she was given bail fortunately but she is having to stay in the hotel at the moment. i spoke to her last night for almost two hours and i am in constant contact with her and herfamily. she is absolutely distraught, their worst tears flowing not just him is absolutely distraught, their worst tears flowing notjust him her but from her daughter, her sister, her mother. it's a disaster really. it is something that no one would really expect that if they made a facebook post in england years ago that they would possibly face arrest in dubai. the family isjust in
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upheavals and i think it will take this particular woman a long time to recover. her daughter think flea is back home with family. —— is back home with family in england. but how are these laws in the uae? no one would really be aware of the kind of cybercrime was that exist in the uae and that is particularly because the british fco does not warn people, it's on their website, i had to go today and they have not updated the laws, sorry, the warnings for tourists of just how laws, sorry, the warnings for tourists ofjust how severe these laws can be. i spoke to her daughter last night and she is very upset. she went over there to pay respects to her father who had just she went over there to pay respects to herfather who had just died and she was welcomed by being detained ina she was welcomed by being detained in a foreign system and she has just been through what you would call hell. she had to fly back to england on her own, she is currently staying
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with her ante, at all she wants is to be reunited with her mother. she is putting together a appeal to get involved in this case to get her mum out. it is been so traumatic for this family. how helpful would be if the person who made the complaint, the person who made the complaint, the second wife, retracted it? certainly the dubai police already contacted her and asked her to retract the complaint and i believe that the fco has even done the same. but she has refused to retract the complaint as far as we are aware and wa nts to complaint as far as we are aware and wants to proceed with the charges and it is just... wants to proceed with the charges and it isjust... it seems wants to proceed with the charges and it is just... it seems quite vindictive really. radha stirling from the organisation detained in dubai. no mac we —— we appreciate your time. charlie rowley, who survived last year's novichok poisoinings in wiltshire
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which killed his partner, says he "didn't really get any answers" after meeting the russian ambassador in london. mr rowley said he still believed russia was responsible for the attack and he was fed russian propaganda during the meeting. simonjones reports. charlie rowley arrives at the embassy with one key question for the russian ambassador. "did your country kill my partner?" the 90—minute meeting set up by the sunday mirror newspaper nine months after the death of dawn sturgess. she was killed after coming into contact with a perfume bottle containing novichok, the same nerve agent used in an attack on the former russian spy sergei skripal and his daughter yulia. scotland yard says there is sufficient evidence to charge two russians, captured on cctv in salisbury, with conspiracy to murder. the ambassador insisted he was prepared to answer questions from charlie rowley and his brother but claimed once again russia was not behind the attack. reportedly saying if it had been russian novichok, it would have killed far more people. translation: they came with a request to know what is really happening. people just want to know the truth.
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they were not anti—russian. but charlie rowley said afterwards... russia may have seen this meeting as a coup in the war of words between moscow and london, but despite the smiles, charlie rowley left saying he still thought russia had carried out the attack. simon jones, bbc news. now it's time for a look at the weather with sarah keith—lucas. good evening. there was a bit of sunshine around on sunday particularly in the west and south—west but for the rest of the country it was a pretty great story. —— grey story. we have a lot of cloud and drizzle in the north and north east. this was a picture taken in york earlier in the day. now, as we move through the rest of this evening and overnight, we keep a fairly cloudy picture for many places. particularly cloudy in the south east of england, the midlands and wales.
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some showers here, some of those showers pushing into northern ireland at times too. to the north of that for much of scotland, northern and eastern england, a few clear spells but also some mist and low cloud and fog patches. there could be a touch of frost through parts of scotland. the rest of us — frost—free. down to the south west of england through the day on monday, you should keep some sunny spells. just the threat of a few showers for the isles of scilly pushing towards the channel isles too. so, lots of dry weather but we've got this stubborn cloud with a few showers stretching the wind from the southeast of england through the midlands towards wales too. more sunshine to north of that. 10—14 degrees. we could see 17 celsius and brighter spells in the south. bye for now.

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