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this is bbc news this is bbc news with martine croxall. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow with martine croxall. mornings papers in a moment — first the headlines. theresa may has insisted she had a british woman is facing a jail to reach out to labour in a bid the prime minister says sentence in dubai because of a to deliver brexit or risk letting it a stark choice led to her facebook post she made years ago in brexit talks with labour. "slip through our fingers". the uk. laleh sharavesh, who's 55, in libya, fighting between army is accused of breaking the country's rebels and pro—government forces it could be no deal or no brexit cyber crime laws after posting threatens the capital tripoli. according to theresa may, comments criticising her ex—husband's new wife. defended today by a leading the un calls for a truce. brexiteer. working withjeremy corbyn is not earlier i spoke to our correspondent rules for the internet age the government unveils plans something i would want to do at all. ben ando who told me that the posts it is not something came about after their divorce to combat harmful online content. the prime minister wants to do. but far worse than that would be to fail to deliver on brexit. labour has defended its handling in 2016, she logged onto facebook of complaints about anti—semitism mr corbyn says he is yet to see a change in the goverment‘s and saw that her husband had after it was reported the party remarried. she said she was very failed to take disciplinary action red lines on brexit. also tonight... angry by this and she put these two in hundreds of cases. insulting posts on facebook. and i calls for a truce in libya supposed thought very little more of a british woman has been arrested as its army tries to repel a rebel bid to take over the capital, it. pedro died in march last month in dubai for a facebook post tripoli. and she decided to take their she made calling her ex—husband rules for the internet age — the government unveils plans daughter to his funeral in dubai and to combat harmful online content. when she landed, she was immediately an idiot and his new wife a horse. detained because the cybercrime laws in dubai are trite —— quite a conan victory for cambridge. and there are lots of things that a closely fought boat race sees could be considered illegal there cambridge beat oxford, helped by a veteran olympian.
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for example insulting or defamatory and the celebrated scientist posts on facebook or even support and artist desmond morris on creating art into his 905. for unregistered charities in dubai can be due to trouble. but a lot of people will not know this because it isa people will not know this because it is a popular place for a lot of british people to go to. a lot of brits go there on holiday into work and that is something people don't realise is just how strict their cybercrime laws can be. it's clearly up cybercrime laws can be. it's clearly up to interpretation in this case, what her lawyer says is that she was good evening. arrested, she was taken into custody, she was a question and she the prime minister has said said during the question the p —— that the government's brexit talks with labour in recent days have the police were paying attention. she is receiving help from the taken place amid what she called the stark choice between leaving foreign office and they are trying the eu without a deal or not to support the family to help her leaving at all. out but she has said so far that labour says further talks are planned but that there has help is an infected other than not been any movement on the government's giving her a list of lawyers she may so—called red lines. call. mrs may is due to travel to an emergency eu summit radha stirling, founder and ceo on wednesday where she'll ask of the british—based organisation for another brexit delay. detained in dubai is supporting here's our chief political laleh sharavesh. she told me the family correspondent, vicki young. are devastated. if she'd had her way, we would have left the eu nine days ago. she was given bail fortunately but but it's not going to she is having to stay in a hotel at plan for theresa may.
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the moment. i spoke to her last another brexit deadline is approaching and there is little sign of a breakthrough night for almost two hours and i am in talks with labour. in co nsta nt the prime minister says continuing night for almost two hours and i am in constant contact with her and her to delay our departure could mean it family. she is absolute distraught. does not happen at all. there were tears flowing and that is not just from there were tears flowing and that is notjust from her but her daughter, it would mean letting the brexit her sister, her mother. the british people voted for slip notjust from her but her daughter, hersister, her mother. it'sjust notjust from her but her daughter, through ourfingers, her sister, her mother. it'sjust a disaster really. and it is just i will not stand for that, she says. and the leader of something that no one would really the commons agrees. expect that if they made a facebook i just do want to point out, we are out of time, we should have post in england years ago that they left on the 29th of march. would possibly face arrest in dubai. andrea leadsom defended the decision to hold talks with the labour leader, the family is just an saying it was something they were would possibly face arrest in dubai. the family isjust an up would possibly face arrest in dubai. doing through gritted teeth. the family is just an up evils and would possibly face arrest in dubai. the family isjust an up evils and i think it's going to take this working withjeremy corbyn is not something i want to do at all. particular woman a long time to it is not something recover. her daughter thankfully is the prime minister wants to do. but far worse than that would be back home with family. but how aware to fail to deliver on brexit. that would be the appalling thing was she of the internet was that because we were quite clearly told exist in the uae? welll by the people in 2016 to leave the european union and every single was she of the internet was that exist in the uae? well i think that politician who went on the air no one would be aware of the kind of said, "what you decide, we will implement." cybercrime laws that exist in the uae and that's particularly because those talks look likely to continue, the british fco does not warn but today labour said people, it's not on their website andi
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people, it's not on their website and i had to go today and they still they would consider revoking article 50, that is stopping have not updated the laws to... the brexit process, to prevent sorry, the warnings to tourists of leaving without a deal. just how severe these laws can be. i if we get to a situation where parliament has to look at revoking article 50, that will be disappointing spoke to paris her daughter last and it will be as a result night and she is very upset. she of the crisis the government has caused, unfortunately. went over there to pay respects to it will be a matter that we consider her father who just died and she was very carefully at the time, but we have promised our party welcomed by being detained in a members and our constituents foreign legal system and she has that we will do all we can to avoid a no—deal situation just been through really what you and it is something that we would would call hell. she had to fly back consider very, very strongly. to england on her own, she has parliament is making its voice heard on brexit and all sides current lease type macro —— is staying with her and. and she wants talk about compromise, but it is still not clear to be reunited with her mother. she how a deal can be done. is actually putting together a while the arguments rage appealfor shaikh in westminster, what do conservative is actually putting together a appeal for shaikh mohammed to is actually putting together a appealfor shaikh mohammed to get is actually putting together a appeal for shaikh mohammed to get a hold of this and to get her mum voters in ripon think home. it is in social medic to this about cross—party talks? if she works with him, the chances family. how helpful would home. it is in social medic to this family. how helpfulwould be if home. it is in social medic to this family. how helpful would be if the are we are going to get somewhere, person who made the complaint, the rather than where we are now, sitting there, just listening to it all over and over and over again. wife retracted it? certainly, the ijust want the job done. you know, if they can actually dubai police have already contacted her and asked her to retract the come to some compromise complaint and her and asked her to retract the complaintandi her and asked her to retract the complaint and i believe the fco have
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with the deal and actually agree, then i think that is done the same. but she has refused all to the good. should just come out of the eu, to recheck the complaint as far as just walk away without a deal. we are aware and wants to proceed another brexit deadline looms, but the path towards the exit with the charges and it is just... still has a few more it seems quite vindictive really. twists and turns. and that deadline comes on friday, april 12th. vicki's in westminster now. radha stirling from. how fixed a deadline is that, vicki? sunday brought a surreal as things stand in though, the uk is day of contrast across the uk weather—wise. we are quite a while leaving on friday without a deal sunshine west and south—west. this that things could change. the beautiful picture was taken by one of our watchers looking across the government talks with labour. outside sounding quite confident, brecon beacons national park. the like they want to compromise, but no same cannot be the same here in york. you can see the grey sky and details yet. pretty and with mps on both parties who do not see why they norther parts of the uk have seen should be talking. —— pretty their parts shall rain as well. we unpopular. we could find out will keep the cloud and shower tomorrow if the government is re—rain. in parts of southern and southeast of inman in the midlands, willing to compromise on the customs into wales and at times northern deal. on wednesday, an emergency summit, theresa may has promised to ireland. this is a slow—moving weather fund which will be sticking go there with a plan, she is asking around for the next few days. to the north of that, not particularly
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for a short delay. it is up to the other eu leaders, they might insist cold, just some frost across rural ona other eu leaders, they might insist on a much longer delay or no delay parts of scotland. but we have low cloud with mist and murkiness coming at all. what if the talks with off the north sea. heading into labour breakdown? theresa may has monday we have this easterly breeze said she is willing to offer another dragging quite a bit of clouds from round of votes in the commons. she the north sea. this weather front says she will be bound by these but will be that stubborn one that the details are pretty sketchy. we brings the cloud and outbreaks of shower re—rain. to the southeast do not know what alternatives and peace would be offered, we do not into wales we see some of those know when the votes would take showers and also getting into parts of northern ireland. some low cloud, place. —— what alternatives nps would be offered. the government is no longer in charge of this process. and it should linger around the east coast. it was seymour sunshine in the west and the highest of vicki young in westminster, thank temperatures. mid—teens temperatures you. and cooler around that east coast. there have been reports in the beer sunny weather for the south west having them but a few showers likely of both sides using air strikes. more than 20 people are reported to towards the isles —— the isles of have died in clashes —— there have scilly and the channel isles. we have a band of cloud and ran across been reports of both sides using air central and southern england towards parts of south wares. wads of dry strikes. dozens of militias operate weather further north but against their macro. they are linked either the mist and low cloud in the east
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where it will start to feel cooler to the un backed government under the prime minister. it has struggled to newcastle, 9 degrees. 1a celsius in plymouth with some sunny spells to assert control. or they are down towards the south west of linked to the rebel army led by england. as you move through tuesday and into wednesday, you can see the blue colours edging in from the general khalifa haftar. since thursday, it's advanced east. that is colder air that will on the capital, tripoli, igniting fears of an all—out war. be taking charge as we head into the our diplomatic correspondent, middle part of the week. we should james landale, has more. this is a battle fought start to lose that weather front from the south, a few showers along largely by pick—up truck. the english channel but it is makeshift armoured vehicles jamming generally a dry day after a misty the routes in and out of tripoli. starch. there should be some sunshine and it will feel these belong to militias loyal to the government of national accord that's backed by the united nations. particularly cold —— warm. stuck in they are rushing to defend the capital. the single figures up north. a government spokesman insisted they had slowed bye— bye. the advance of rebel forces. 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
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about, from the so—called libyan national army — the loose alliance of armed groups that control 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 south of tripoli, particularly around the disused international airport. and there were also reports of air strikes by both sides. the un mission in libya called for a short truce to evacuate civilians but was ignored. the government said 21 people have been killed and 27 wounded. so, why does the crisis in libya matter? well, ever since western forces helped depose colonel gaddafi in 2011, libya has been gripped by violence and political instability. the un has attempted to broker a political deal between general haftar and prime minister sarraj, but so far, it's failed and the fear
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among western governments is that full—blown civil war could mean libya once again becomes a source of migration and extremism on europe's southern flank. haftar clearly believes there is a military solution to this conflict. he believes that if he captures tripoli, he doesn't have to negotiate politically, but this is a big gamble and it's certainly unclear whether it's going to be successful. at the moment, it's in the balance, but it looks like it's unlikely for his forces to succeed. 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. eu foreign ministers will discuss the crisis in brussels tomorrow, but few expect the fighting to end soon. james landale, bbc news. the government is due to reveal long—awaited proposals for tackling harmful online content.
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it follows sustained pressure on big tech companies, who have been under attack on several fronts, from the streaming of terror attacks, such as christchurch, to child grooming. earlier this year, there was an outcry after it was revealed that 14—year—old molly russell had seen images of self—harm on instagram before she took her own life. our media editor, amol rajan, is here. what can we expect to see tomorrow? you say the proposals along long—awaited, the negotiations around and have made brexit look simple. it has been a long time in the making. brexit has taken a punt with in what will and there was a consensus from australia to america we need regulation of the internet —— brexit has taken up bandwidth. it is no wonder there should be a big debate in whitehall. lots of leaks, lots of talk in recent months about a new regulator, whether it is an entirely new body is not clear, how
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it is funded is not clear, probably the tech companies, lots of talk about statutory duty of care, heavy fines and potential criminal prosecutions for directors of companies if they leave out harmful material for too long. critics worry about curbs on free speech and others worry that if you apply the same rules to bunch of different companies, you end up entrenching the power of big tech. there will be a consultation, it is an attempt to ta ke a consultation, it is an attempt to take back control from silicon valley to citizens and voters and it shows the coming battle between democracy and technology is one that will define our era. thank you very much. let's take a look at some of today's other news stories. thejewish labour movement has passed a motion of no confidence injeremy corbyn‘s leadership because of the party's handling of anti—semitism allegations. labour says it's determined to root out anti—semitism and that claims mr corbyn has ever condoned it are libellous.
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commemorations have taken place in rwanda on the 25th anniversary of the genocide in which 800,000 people were killed — a tenth of the entire population. president paul kagame, who led a rebel army that ended the fighting, lit a remembrance flame at the kigali genocide memorial, where many of the victims are buried. american airlines has announced a further period in which its boeing 737 max planes will be grounded, through to june 5th. the decision affects 90 flights a day. the 737 model was involved in two separate crashes, in ethiopia and indonesia, which killed 346 people. trafficjams have been made worse on dozens of major roads in england by a project aimed at reducing them. a report by highways england found that, after one year, the programme resulted in benefits for rush—hour journeys which were outweighed by delays at other times. parts of the m6, in merseyside, and m40, in oxfordshire, were among the worst affected.
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anti—government protests have continued in the sudanese capital. thousands of people are camped outside military headquarters. they are calling for the army to turn against president omar al—bashir. five people are thought to have died in the past 2a hours. demonstrations against mr al—bashir‘s 30—year rule began in december, initally because of the rising cost of living. i'm joined by our africa editor, fergal keane. where is this going? i have been speaking to people tonight at the protests and they tell me more people are arriving, they are bringing mattresses, supplies of food and water, there is definitely a determination to sit in for the long haul. they have been pressing the army to get rid of president omar al—bashir and there was no sign the army and the president is listening. no indication of a timetable for him going. a couple of key dynamics at play. he is wanted for genocide
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because of the. the moment he steps down. the closer the moment of his arrest comes —— darfur. if you have beenin arrest comes —— darfur. if you have been in powerfor so many years, the dictator mindset, you start to believe the state as you, you cannot exist without it, it holds him back as well. we are possibly in for a period of political paralysis until the army makes a move that there is also a danger of violent crackdown against the demonstrations. thank you very much. charlie rowley — who survived last year's novichok poisonings in wiltshire, 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 that 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?" a 90—minute meeting set up
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by the sunday mirror 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. they were found seriously ill on a bench but survived. scotland yard says there is sufficient evidence to charge two russians captured on cctv in salisbury for 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. so, this is the story. 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. they were not anti—russian. but charlie rowley said afterwards, "i didn't really get any answers, ijust got russian propaganda. i liked the ambassador but i thought some of what he said, trying to justify russia not
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being responsible, was ridiculous." russia may have seen the meeting here in london with images of the ambassador intently listening to the concerns of charlie rowley as a bit of a coup in what has been a bitter battle of words between moscow and london. charlie rowley left here saying he still believed russia had carried out the attack. and despite the pleasantries, he fears his health will be affected for the rest of his life. simon jones, bbc news. with all the sport now, here's lizzi greenwood—hughes at the bbc sport centre. thanks very much, mishal. good evening. cambridge have won both the men's and women's boat race for the second successive year. it was a fairytale return to rowing for the double olympic championjames cracknell — making his comeback at the age of 46 — nearly a decade after suffering a serious head injury. eleanor roper reports. now the cambridge boats... the river thames might not be as glamorous as the sydney or athens olympics, but forjames cracknell, this is a career—high.
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great britain get the gold medal! he has won two olympic gold medals and six world championships, but after a biking accident left him with a head injury, he has not lost the desire to compete. he has defied neurologists, and he is now studying for a masters at cambridge university which means he is eligible to compete. as the men's race is eligible to compete. as the men's ra ce gets is eligible to compete. as the men's race gets under way, there is only one man everyone is race gets under way, there is only one man everyone is talking about, james cracknell. at a6, he is now the oldest man to ever compete in the boat race. but getting a seat in the boat was only half the battle. cambridge have made the stronger start. cambridge kept their lead, giving us the sporting finish that many of cracknell‘s fans had hoped for. it is going to be victory for cambridge's men, the latest chapter in this age—old story. i haven't felt like this for... 20 years? 20 years.
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a lot of other people around which is good. the race has topped it because of the difference in age and experience on the day. it is the biggest race by far, and they stepped up hugely well. three in a row for the light blues as they cross the line. it was a clean sweep for cambridge, with oxford well beaten in the women's race too. the thames is light blue once again. eleanor roper, bbc news. intraday's football... if you don't wa nt intraday's football... if you don't want to know what happens, you need to have your attention now —— on two today's football. watford made a dramatic late comeback to beat wolves to a place in the fa cup final. 2—0 down with 11 minutes to go, they fought back to win in extra—time at wembley. substitute gerard deulofeu scoring twice to help send watford to their first fa cup finalfor 35 years. arsenal missed out on going third in the premier league. they were beaten by everton at goodison park. the former england defender
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philjagielka scored the only goal of the game — and, at 36, he becomes the oldest player to score in the league this season. rangers clawed back some of celticmy huge advantage at the top of the scottish premiership comfortably beating motherwell. scott arfield scored a hat—trick at fir park. but once again, the game was disrupted by fan misbehaviour, when missiles were thrown at the rangers' captain james tavernier. that's it from me, but there's more on the bbc sport website, including news of the australian tennis player who wants to play for britain. but from me, goodnight. thank you very much. it is more than 60 years since desmond morris became a household name with television programmes like zoo time and the ground—breaking bestseller the naked ape. the zoologist who famously taught a chimpanzee to paint is also a surrealist artist. he's been talking to our arts editor, will gompertz, about creating artwork at the age of 91. in the late 19505, desmond morris found a way of uniting his two great
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passions, for zoology and art, by encouraging congo the chimp to paint. he had a favourite fan pattern and you can see these lines here reflect that, but he had a period where he would split his fan in two and put a spot in the middle. what some saw as a publicity stunt was for the surrealist morris a serious investigation into the origins of the human impulse to make art. and did these chimpanzee paintings sell? the whole lot was sold immediately and they went all over the world. picasso had one, miro had one. there is even one in buckingham palace. prince philip has one. i am the only artist in history who has been outsold by his pet. that was back then. but things are very different now for this highly productive 91—year—old artist. in the last ten years, my paintings have become collected and i think that is because people think i am about to die and my prices will double when i die, of course. he is unusual for having had two successful concurrent careers. one as an artist, the other as a high—profile scientist —
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disciplines that are sometimes considered to be poles apart. are they, in your own mind, two compartmentalised areas, science and art? there is a crossover and that crossover between the two hemispheres, in my case, means that what i learn in my scientific studies of the animal world is filtered through to influence the organisms that develop in my painting. we have had a big push over the last few years within education that more science must be taught and that is coming through, but there has been less of a push around the arts. is that balance right, do you think? no, i would like to see a balance between those two. if you become bogged down in the practical analytical scientific world, with the arts losing their role, what you lose, of course, is a sense of wonder.
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desmond morris is not alone in treating art and science as equals, not opposites. leonardo da vinci showed the potential of using one to explore the other 500 years ago. will gompertz, bbc news. a first look at tomorrow morning's newspapers is coming up on the bbc news channel. now on bbc one it's time for the news where you are. goodnight.
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