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hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy. today at two. like this on your doorstep every day and night, it will hopefully be a budding shamima begum — the london teenager who ran away to syria farming family's dream job. to marry an is fighter — gets legal aid to fight the decision to revoke her british citizenship. so, if you'd like to get in touch the home secretary describes violent with the people behind this sark crime as a scourge — project they would love to hear from as new research suggests police might be able to forecast you. they are looking for someone where knife attacks could happen. with bags of enthusiasm, lots of but i'm not ashamed to confess, i've ideas and perhaps a bit of cash to stayed up late 59 night, many time, start this project rolling because they know that this is a waiting for the key to turn in the once—in—a—lifetime opportunity for front door. and only then going to sark. john, many thanks. john fernandez bed, safe in the knowledge that my there. time for a look at the weather. children are home. here's chris fawkes. more long—term security for tenants in england — you might say it was a friesian under new government plans to stop evictions at short—notice without good reason. start, temperatures below freezing but we have some sunshine out and coming up on afternoon about at the moment, the best of it live all the sport — with holly hamilton. gci’oss about at the moment, the best of it across eastern parts of the uk but the weather is on the change. as we irwas goings headed through the weekend we saw temperatures at just 12 headed through the weekend we saw temperatures atjust 12 celsius, many lower than that through sunday, thanks to these cold winds coming all the way from scandinavia.
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however, as we go through this week we will see a change of the orientation in the high pressure and we will drag up milder south—easterly winds. 25 celsius possible in the warmest spot this easter weekend, more than hot enough to melt your chocolate easter eggs. as we go through today we have an east—west split for the weather, in western areas, lots of cloud, already plenty of sunshine across good parts of scotland, eastern wales and most of england. the weather not changing a great deal meaning it will stay miserable for northern ireland, we will have a fairly strong winds around western areas, gusting around 40—50 mph. the wind isn't just strong, areas, gusting around 40—50 mph. the wind isn'tjust strong, but quite chilly winds, temperatures struggling, highs in northern ireland of 8—9d, may be up to ten later, the best sunshine further south and east woods, highs of 15 degrees. overnight tonight it is going to be quite a cloudy night. the winds will stay fairly brisk and we have a weather front that will slowly begin to push further east woods making little overall progress
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but still keeping damp weather for wales and pushing in south—west england. temperature wise, low is between 5—8dc and tomorrow quite a cloudy day weather wise coming up. our weather front, cloudy day weather wise coming up. our weatherfront, again cloudy day weather wise coming up. our weather front, again slow moving, bringing rain across western areas, turning lighter and pecchia through the day and a bit dry and brighterfor through the day and a bit dry and brighter for southern wales, south—west england and northern ireland later. across eastern areas weather will stay driest, temperatures around 12—14d for most of us. until wednesday and that's when the weather starts to warm up, more in the way of sunshine, less cloud around and with lighter winds it is that which provides a kick to the temperatures. we are looking at highs up to 18 degrees in london, warmer than it should be this time of year, and around the north sea coasts, with the onshore wind temperatures pegged back with highs of 10 degrees in aberdeen. as we get towards easter weekend, quite widely across the board really in the uk we are going to see temperatures into the high teens and low 20s but the warmest areas could see the
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temperatures reached as high as 25 celsius, which would be the warmest weather we have seen so far this year. would you believe it? it will be on year. would you believe it? it will beona year. would you believe it? it will be on a holiday period as well so it looks like good news for us. very much so. thank you, chris. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime. shamima begum — the london teenager who ran away to syria — gets legal aid to fight the decision to revoke her british citizenship. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. good afternoon. you're watching bbc news. i'm olly foster at the bbc sports centre. golf has been celebrating the return of tiger woods as a major champion. victory at the masters saw him don a fifth greenjacket, and he is now just three titles behind jack niklaus‘ record of 18. let's join the bbc‘s golf correspondent iain carter
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from augusta. he was in a very bad place a couple of years ago, a decade of lows. front—page news here. what is the been there? it has been absolutely enormous television, radio stations, phone—ins, newspaper articles. it enormous television, radio stations, phone—ins, newspaperarticles. it is the only story in town around here and it has been from the moment that pot disappeared on the 18th green yesterday afternoon. everything about yesterday felt somewhat unique. the fact that tiger woods is backin unique. the fact that tiger woods is back in the winners' circle is a major story. golf is celebrating. i think it is. this is something that
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will reignite of the sport. reinjected with levels of interest that we have not seen really since tiger woods in his prime as a player, and then of course the epic downfall, the more sordid side of his life which came to the fore in 20 -- 2009, which his life which came to the fore in 20 —— 2009, which had golf in the headlines for the wrong reasons. then the sad scenario of all the injuries. the fact he thought potentially he would never play competitive golf again, to know this point at which he is wearing a green jacket for the fifth time. it is a remarkable story. it really is. he has fought his various addictions over the past decade. it was a very crowded leaderboard behind him. he didn't simply run away with the title. how realistic is it that he can geta title. how realistic is it that he can get a closer to jack nicholas record? it is certainly within his compass to win more majors. we have to say that given the fact that he w011 to say that given the fact that he won that masters against pretty much
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the best in the world. ok, rory mcilroy and justin rose didn't figure in that masters, but everyone else on the leaderboard was a proven winner. you had a two—time major winner, three—time major winner, in brooks koepka breathing down his neck. the open champion francesco molinari. that list went on. this was a fantastic victory. it wasn't a runaway masters win. this was one where you had several candidates coming down the stretch. it was woods who prevailed. yes, he should have confidence going forward. i don't think you can dominate the sport as he once did. but he will certainly be in the conversation when we get to each and every one of the upcoming majors. ian carter from augusta. israel folau's international career looks to be over. he has been sacked by rugby australia over a homophobic social media post in which he said
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hell awaits gay people. he has 48 hours to accept his sacking, orface a code of conduct hearing. speaking yesterday, before his contract was officially terminated, he said: "first and foremost, i live for god now. obviously i love playing footy and if it goes down that path i'll definitely miss it. but my faith injesus christ is what comes first." he has 73 caps and was expected to be a key player for australia at this years world cup australia have named their cricket world cup squad — steve smith and david warner are in it, following their ball—tampering bans. there is some flash photography coming up. former captain smith and vice—skipper warner were banned from international cricket for a year, for their part in the scandal during a test series against south africa. those suspensions expired last month. the world cup, being hosted by england, starts next month. that's all the sport for now.
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you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. lots more reaction to tiger's achievement. we will have much more for you from the bbc sport centre across the course of the afternoon. look forward to it. thank you. let's talk about brexit now. it hasn't gone away, and neither has the possibility of a no—deal exit from the eu. the uk was originally due to leave at the end of march. but, so far, theresa may has had to ask for first one extension, then another. we are now scheduled to leave on october 31st. so, how does this process of delaying brexit work? it's all down to article 50 — as bbc reality check‘s chris morris explains. we are still talking about article 50. but what is it and why does it matter? in the rule book of the european union article 50 is the bit
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that sets out how a country can leave. as we have seen, that is a pretty complicated process. article 50 allows two years for negotiations. the uk started the clock in march 2017. the uk government and the eu eventually reached a deal at the end of last year. that is the withdrawal agreement and a declaration on the future may look like after brexit. but the uk parliament rejected both parts of this deal. so theresa may had to ask for more time from the eu. article 50 can be extended of all 28 eu countries agree. that can happen more than once. the rules don't set any limits. so we now have a new deadline. october the 31st. but if the extended article 50 period ends with nothing still finalised, then the uk would leave the eu with no deal. all the laws that govern the relationship between the uk and the eu would disappear
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overnight. the other option is to revoke article 50, withdraw it altogether. that would cancel brexit and mean the uk remain in the eu on the same terms it has now. the uk has the right to do that on its own without the agreement of other countries. supporters of brexit say that would betray the referendum result. 17.4 million people voted to leave. critics say people now know far more about what leaving the eu really m ea ns far more about what leaving the eu really means and they deserve another say at a referendum. all the while the article 50 clock takes on. one day we will have to stop. that won't be the end of negotiations. whatever article 50 eventually produces, much of the future relationship will still be up for grabs. and we will be talking about it for years. chris morris. a teenage girl who was put
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in an isolation booth at her school 245 times has called for them to be banned. the pupil, who is autistic, tried to kill herself in the booth and has said she felt "alone, trapped and no—one seemed to care". her mother said for months she was unaware of what was happening to her daughter and when she found out she was ‘devastated'. she's threatening to take legal action against the government unless they review how isolation booths are used. the girl, who we've called "sophie", told the victoria derbyshire programme in a letter, what it was like to be in the booth. her words are spoken for her. during year seven, i was bullied by my peers. teachers placed me in isolation. this made me feel alone. during years seven to nine, i was placed there whenever they felt necessary, which was at least one lesson a day, or days at a time. i decided i'd rather die than be in isolation because of the mood it left me in. i felt alone and trapped at school. for such a long time, i felt as though it would be best,
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as no one seemed to care anyway. i begged the teachers to ring my mum as i didn't want to be alone any more. they then refused and took my phone away, leaving me and a teacher i didn't know in an enclosed room. the room has six booths with a small workspace and sides too. you cannot see other people. you have to sit in silence and be escorted to the toilet, which is embarrassing. that day, i took an overdose. i didn't want to live any more. i then spent a few days in hospital, then a week at home. after i returned to school, there onwards, things got worse. from there, the exclusions started. i was dreading each day as i would often have panic attacks and feel claustrophobic. ifeel as though isolation rooms should be banned as they tend to make students feel isolated and helpless, knocking
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their self esteem. due to the amount of stress and trauma throughout school, i now suffer with depression and anxiety. the words of sophie, who was put in an isolation booth 240 times. sophie's mum, who we've called "philippa", told the derbyshire programme how the use of isolation booths affected "sophie". her words are spoken for her. there was no break time. there was a launch. she would be taken to lunch. she would be taken with a teacher and escorted back to the isolation room. because my daughter has packed lunches, she would have her packed lunches, she would have her packed lunch in the room. it shouldn't be allowed to go on in schools. the whole reason they have isolation units was to do with incidents happening at the time but it has become that these schools are using them as a prolonged punishment. i was traumatised. i can't even begin to explain how it makes me feel knowing that every day i would send her into the school and they were
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placing her in this situation and she felt that alone she wanted to ta ke she felt that alone she wanted to take her own life because she felt like she had no life. she wasn't allowed to be part of any school life. i feel like i failed allowed to be part of any school life. ifeel like i failed her. as a parent. and that the school should be held responsible. they should be someone be held responsible. they should be someone who makes the rules. the schools are making rules where they see necessary because they are allowed to. they can run the isolation booths however they see fit because there are no guidelines. the mother of a girl repeatedly put in isolation. campaigning has officially begun in spain, ahead of a general election at the end of the month. women's rights are set to be an important issue following anger and protests over male violence against women, after a high profile rape case. but a new far right party called vox — which has been accused of waging war on women — is gaining ground. sofia bettiza has the story. there is a feminist uprising in spain. for the past year, women have been
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protesting against gender—based violence. it all started with this. in 2016, a teenage girl accused five men of gang raping her during the running of the bulls festival in pamplona. the five men, who called themselves the wolf pack, dragged the girl into the hallway of this building and filmed the attack on their phones. but the judges who saw the videos ruled that her behaviour was passive. in april 2018, the wolf pack were found not guilty of rape. the verdict prompted a national outcry. the feminist movement definitely exploded after the case. it was something that i have never lived before.
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we started to question the sentence, even the judges and the legal system. the government promised to make changes to the sexual assault laws. but spain's feminist movement is facing a backlash. a far right political party called vox is gaining ground. as a woman, do you feel represented by vox? translation: yes, totally. they represent family values. vox is the only party that gives me hope. vox are against abortion and want to abolish funding forfeminist groups. they also want to get rid of a law that protects women against gender—based violence, because they claim it encourages feminist supremacy. one of the things that is unique about spain is we treat men and women differently. the laws passed assume the men are always guilty unless
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proven innocent. everybody should be afforded the same legal rights. not just a certain amount of women. last year, 47 women were killed in spain by their partners. 2017 was the worst year on record for violence against women. campaigners say this shows why gender—based laws need to be strengthened, not scrapped as vox wants. with them, it is like a direct and straight attack towards women. the country is holding a general election in a few weeks. and vox is expected to become the first far right party to win the seat in the spanish parliament since the return to democracy 40 years ago. if that happens, it would profoundly transform spain's political landscape.
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in a moment we'll have all the business news, but first, the headlines on bbc news. shamima begum — the schoolgirl from london who ran away to syria to join the islamic state group — has been granted legal aid so she can challenge the decision to remove her uk citizenship. there could be a way of forecasting where deadly knife attacks are likely to take place, according to a new study. a plan to clamp down on unfair evictions — the government puts forward new rules for private landlords in england. good afternoon. i am jamie robertson. the former chief executive of the carmaker volkswagen has been charged in germany over his involvement in the company's diesel emissions scandal. the public prosecutor in braunschweig charged martin winterkorn, and four other managers, with fraud. mr winterkorn is already facing criminal charges in the us, but is unlikely to face trial, as germany does not extradite its citizens.
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tsb has become the first uk bank to pledge to refund customers who fall victim to any type of fraud, including when customers are tricked into authorising payments to fraudsters. but it comes as the bank is under fire for slashing the interest rate it pays on its current account, less than a year after promising not to do so. india'sjet airways faces a make or break day with lenders to secure its financial future. the airline, india's oldest private carrier, has grounded all international flights. staff are protesting outside the company's headquarters saying they haven't been paid forfour months. if you are under 18, you could soon find yourself unable like posts on facebook or build up streaks on snapchat. these are at the moment only proposals from the uk's data watchdog. but it believes the tools encourage users to share too much personal data and spend too much time on apps.
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if you're wondering, likes help build up profiles. the more likes you build up round a post, the better. streaks are similar, but are collected around messaging — there's a fire icon which represents the fact that two members have messaged each other for several days in a row. the more streaks you gather, the bigger the achievement. so why should this be banned for under 18s? kate bevan is editor of which? computing. kate, what is wrong? they are not actually saying they should ban it, strictly speaking. they are talking about the guidelines, thinking more carefully about how you nudge micro—children to share data, whether that is liking posts. there is no talk of banning. that is likely overtaking it —— my cover stating it. it is about data and privacy? yes, it is. these are rooted in gdp. making sure you do assessments so you know how this is
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impacting on people, putting privacy at the heart of things. it is all very much rooted in gdp. but with particular emphasis on making the internet, particularly these technology platforms, safer for children to use, so they understand it and their parents understand it, too. how is it going to give the company to which you are giving these likes and streaks, how is it going to give them more information about yourself? it gives them an awful lot of information. if i like half a dozen post about cats and ice cream, that tells facebook i like cats and ice cream. likes are very powerful. this is aiming to take down the heat of it on encouraging children to share data about themselves. that is one way of doing it. is a of trying to make you opt into things rather than making it harder to waft out? yes, it is.
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opting in should be the default anyway. so again, this is about enshrining that, making it much clearer to children what they are opting into. encouraging them to share it with their parents, so both pa rents share it with their parents, so both parents and children understand it. it is about putting children in charge of their data in a way that is age appropriate, comprehensible and transparent. i'd micro—but the kinds of things... this kind of thing eats away at business, doesn't it? we have already had facebook saying, yes, please regulate us. they don't want a bunch of heavy—handed laws. they want to be seen heavy—handed laws. they want to be seen to be part of this process rather than on the receiving end. also, there is one other thing. it is uk specific. there will be issues of how you get pleas to comply. yes,
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facebook and snapchat will probably be happy to comply when the guidelines are set in stone. but how do you get, i don't know, a start—up app in china to comply? there are issues. i'd micro—thank you. in other business stories, american airlines and southwest airlines in the us have announced they will be forced to scrap flights because of the grounding of 737 max planes. american airlines said 115 flights a day would be affected in the coming months, by the grounding of the boeing jets after two fatal crashes of the plane. boeing says its working on a fix for the affected model. the number of shoppers visiting stores in march was up 1.4% year—on—year, according to a survey by the british retail consortium and springboard. but that perhaps sounds better than it really was march last year was a disaster for retailers with the beast from the east. footfall fell by 6%, so a 1.4% rise on that low number is distinctly sluggish growth.
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and heathrow saw more than 6.5 million passengers in march — the 29th consecutive month of record growth for the airport. it also processed more than 149,000 metric tonnes of cargo through the airport. chief executivejohn holland—kaye said attitudes towards travel remain strong "despite brexit uncertainty". let's have a look at the ftse. hardly moved at all. easyjet, a lot to do withjet hardly moved at all. easyjet, a lot to do with jet airways, the indian airline, which it is thought easyjet may take away some of the customer. the compass group is a big fall. it got a bad review in one of the big investment banks. the pound against the euro is pretty much where it was last week. still pretty strong. that is the business news. one of the world's most
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endangered species of whale is experiencing a mini baby boom in america. three north atlantic right whale calves were spotted off the coast of massachusetts, and seven have also been spotted near florida. scientists did not see any newborns in 2018. it's thought there are only 450 of the species left — they've been endangered since 1970. now, take a look at these pictures. this is the cliff diving world series in the philippines. 24 athletes have been leaping from the tops of cliffs and twisting and turning down to the emerald sea. the stunning scenery surrounding them is palawan island. the divers come from the uk, australia, romania and canada, among other countries. now it's time for a look at the weather with chris fawkes. hello there. the weather is on the change. it is forecast to become
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warmer over the next few days. in the weekend we had high pressure in scandinavia. temperatures at best reached 12 celsius. many of us struggle —— mike struggled into single figures yesterday. we will start to see the change orientation and we will drag on these milder south easterly winds. that will boost temperatures widely into the 20s. we could see highs up to 25 degrees. today we have got an east—west split. for western areas, a lot of cloud. the best of the sunshine across more eastern parts. in that sons across parts of sussex, what a glorious day it is. this was the scene a few hours ago. we have cloud and rain affecting northern ireland. the rain quite patchy. it could move into the western isles of scotland. the winds notjust a strong but also really quite chilly.
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further east, more sunshine and lighter winds. highs of 14 in birmingham and london. through this evening and overnight we have a band of rain that will slowly push its way eastwards whilst tending to weaken. they will be some damp weather in wales and northern ireland. largely drive for scotland across northern england, the midlands, east anglia and the south—east. a lot of cloud around. it will not be as cold. on tuesday, a lot of cloud across the country. we have still got a weather front bringing rain. heaviest in western scotland. the weather will brighten up scotland. the weather will brighten up in northern ireland, south—west england and southern wales later in the day. it is through wednesday that we start to see things really begin to warm up. more sunshine around for many areas. with lighter winds they will help the temperatures. we could see them reach as high as 18 or 19 degrees in
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south east england. further north, 13 for belfast, 14 in edinburgh. it is set to get warmer as we move towards the latter part of the weekend. temperatures in the low 20s. that is your latest forecast. goodbye for now.
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