this is bbc news i'm nuala mcgovern. our top stories: a knife—wielding terrorist who killed two people in london before being shot dead by police was out on parole and had connections to islamist terror groups. the attacker, who was wearing a fake suicide vest, was killed on london bridge on friday afternoon in full view of horrified onlookers. growing pressure on malta's prime ministerjoseph muscat to resign — as police investigate the murder of a journalist. in the netherlands — three people are stabbed in an attack in a busy shopping street in the hague.police are still hunting for the suspect. thousands of students across the world walk out of school, as part of a global climate strike.
hello and welcome to bbc news. good evening. it's been confirmed that a man who stabbed two people to death in central london was a former terrorist prisoner who was out on parole. the attacker was later shot dead. several members of the public managed to wrestle him to ground, and their bravery has been widely praised. three people were seriously hurt in the incident which happened just before 2:00 local time on friday afternoon. police say they were called to an incident at a building near london bridge — after reports of a stabbing. shortly afterwards, eyewitnesses filmed members of the public as they cornered a man carrying a knife, on the north side of the bridge, and pinned him to the ground.
armed police arrived within minutes and shot him. he appeared to be wearing an explosive device — which turned out to be fake. the man died at the scene. police are now trying to find out whether anyone else was involved in the attack. this report from our correspondent, daniel sandford. once again, a major bridge in central london is closed following a suspected terrorist attack which killed two people. once again, it involved knives and a fake bomb and once again, police had to kill the suspect. the attack started at fishmongers‘ hall at what's thought to have been a criminaljustice event and the main suspect is thought to have been a former prisoner attending that event. my report of the day contains some distressing details and pictures. it's a crisp winter afternoon in the city of london when,
just before 2:00, the panic starts. passengers filming from a bus see armed officers pointing their weapons. there's a struggle on london bridge, and two of the officers go forward. beside the melee is a man standing with a knife, which he is taken from the suspect. he runs with it as armed officers shout, "get back". they pull away a man who is wrestling with the suspect... ..and then, open fire. gunshots. oh my god! there were two loud pops. when he was lying on the floor, after the pops, he then look, they're all moving back... —— there was more firing — and the suspect, who police say was wearing a hoax bomb, died at the scene. i can confirm at this time, we believe a device that was strapped to the body of the suspect is a hoax explosive device. the london ambulance service declared a major incident. at least five people who'd been stabbed were taken to hospital, but two of them died. my heart goes out to their loved ones and to the three further injured victims who i understand
are being treated in hospital, and of course to everybody who has been affected by today's terrible and mindless events. the attack started in fishmongers‘ hall. people attending a criminaljustice event there said at least one woman had been stabbed. shocked witnesses from the hall, some of them with blood on their clothes, were ushered away and driven off in a bus commandeered by police. this evening, with a good section of the city still closed off, the leaders of the two main parties were defiant. i think the message that we send to them and anyone associated with this type of attack is one that will be familiar and that is that this country will never be
cowed or divided or intimidated by this sort of attack, and our values, our british values, will prevail. we have to remember that we live in a democratic society and those that would seek to silence us will not succeed. our democracy must be alive and vibrant. tonight a full—blown terrorism investigation is under way. 3.5 weeks ago the threat level was lowered from severe and overshadowing this whole thing tonight is the fact that this person was a former prisoner and i have had it confirmed that he is a former prisoner convicted of a terrorism offe nce, prisoner convicted of a terrorism offence, still serving his license period after having been released from prison. now questions are already being asked about how we deal with former prisoners and not least of all why the prime minister himself. and as we get through the next few days, that question, how do you deal with former prisoners once they have been released i think will be hanging over the whole tragic affair. 3.5 weeks ago the threat level was lowered from severe to substantial but today, the city was reliving the horrors of the london bridge attack 2.5 years ago.
let's get the latest from our correspondent, simonjones. thank you for coming down to join us, simon. so many questions about who this suspect was and the attacker today. how do you understand it? i think after the initial shock of this attack, once again in the capital here in the uk, now lots of questions about the attacker and as we have heard, we understand he was a former candy —— convicted terrorist who had been released on licence and that means it isa released on licence and that means it is a process of trying to reintegrate people into the community so those people released on licence are supposed to be very closely monitored, particularly someone closely monitored, particularly someone who has served time for terrorism offences. real questions about what sort of monitoring he was under at the time and also, we understand he was at this event
which involved academics from cambridge university, it was a criminal justice cambridge university, it was a criminaljustice event, cambridge university, it was a criminal justice event, and cambridge university, it was a criminaljustice event, and he was invited, as i understand, is a former prisoner, to discuss issues of criminaljustice. my goodness, so many details which we still want to learn. there was one aspect and i know you were looking at that as we were, the prime minister boris johnson, he gave a statement and he spoke somewhat cryptically about how much prison time that terror, people have been —— people that have been convicted of terror act should get. you can let our viewers know a little bit about what was said. the prime minister was speaking at a cobra meeting, that is where people are fully briefed and up—to—date with what is happening with terror incidents and plans. the prime minister gave an interview in which he spoke about the idea that
criminals convicted of serious offences needed to serve decent amount of time injail. of offences needed to serve decent amount of time in jail. of course we are in an election campaign and there has been a bit of an issue to do with law and order but it seemed a little bit cryptic that he was talking about that given what we know now, that a man who carried out this attack had served time in jail, borisjohnson keen to point out that he is keen that people who have come —— convicted of very serious offences do need to be put under lock and key for a very long period of time. the fishmongers' hall, on the north side of the bridge, the events taking place there, then the viewers will have seen extraordinary pictures of passerby is wrestling this matter to the ground. do we know what happened between the fishmongers' hall event where this person was supposed to have been as an attendee and the time that we see when it gets to the north of that bridge? it is a period of about five
minutes and we have been filling in the gaps. what we understand is violence broke out at this meeting so the attacker stabbed at least one woman during that meeting and then it seems the attacker was confronted by people who were attending that event and we understand one of them actually grabbed a five foot ornamental tusk from a whale that was up ornamental tusk from a whale that was up on ornamental tusk from a whale that was up on the wall and used that to try and fend off the attacker. it spilt out onto the street and we also see that somebody else had a fire extinguisher and they tried to spread out in the attacker‘s face and within five minutes of the police review —— receiving the first call, they were on the scene and you can see some of the footage of the members of the public who were trying to hold this attacker down with and eventually pulled away and moved away by the police and they we re moved away by the police and they were able to move in and that is when the officers moved in and we see two shots fired and that is when the attacker was killed. so many
stories to be told and also so story —— so stories to be told and also so story —— so sad for those families of the people who were killed and people are in hospital at the moment. our thoughts are with them. simonjones, thank you very much. maltese police have released the businessman, yorgen fenech, after more than a week of questioning over the murder of the journalist, daphne ca ruana galizia, in a car bomb. he denies any wrongdoing. a senior international politician monitoring the murder investigation has called on the maltese prime minister, joseph muscat, to resign. mr muscat has previously said he will only step down when those who ordered the killing are identified. at the time of her murder, miss ca ruana galizia was investigating a mysterious investment fund, which was identified in the leak of financial documents known as the panama papers. damian grammaticas has more from valletta. malta's riches man, yorgen fenech, emerging from court to shouts of mafia. he is the focus of the murder investigation that has rocked malta.
you have named many people close to the prime minister, are you going to name them? yes, of course. and these people are responsible ?|j name them? yes, of course. and these people are responsible? i am confident. they are responsible for the death of daniela caruana galizia? are you responsible?” the death of daniela caruana galizia? are you responsible? i am confident. no comment. so you ordered the assassination? no, i didn't say that, i said i am confident the truth will come through. he thinks he is biased against him. why do you think he is biased? we have trust in the courts. pursuing him down the street, protesters who want to see all those behind the killing of daphne caruana galizia prosecuted. this isjust about justice for a murdered journalist who was doing herjob!m the prime minister resigns, does that help advanced things, do you
think? of course, i am not saying change the administration, start afresh. give hope to the people! daphne caruana afresh. give hope to the people! daphne ca ruana galizia afresh. give hope to the people! daphne caruana galizia was assassinated two years ago, blown up bya bomb assassinated two years ago, blown up by a bomb planted in her car. what has gripped malta is the question of who ordered her killing. this is yorgen fenech‘s luxury yacht. it was arrested on it as he tried to leave walter early one morning light —— last week. yorgen fenech was one of those written about a daphne caruana galizia. she made it her mission to expose the shady connections of malta's ridge and its powerful. many here worry that the corruption that has been allowed to exist on malta has been allowed to exist on malta has corroded this island's institutions and from here can spread through the eu and that is why it is so important that her killers are brought to justice. alongside yorgen fenech, she focused on others including conrad mitzie, one of two government ministers that quit this week and keith schembri.
has the prime minister who has been overseeing the investigation, trying to protect those close to him?|j to protect those close to him?” wa nt to protect those close to him?” want this case to close under my watch. i think the authorities have already delivered what many thought could not be delivered and that is major breakthroughs in the investigation. myjob is to see this investigation. myjob is to see this investigation concluded. yorgen fenech claims information about the murder enquiry was being leaked to the suspects. more claims of murky dealings and more reasons why many believe that any caruana galizia was right about the rotten nature of malta's state. let's get some of the day's other news.
a court in south america has —— a court in suriname, in south america, has sentenced president desi bouterse to twenty years in prison for the murder of fifteen of his political opponents in 1982. mr bouterse is in china on an official visit and will have two weeks to appeal against the conviction. he has previously denied the accusations. the iraqi prime minister is to submit his resignation mind ongoing anti—goverment protests in the country. the announcement from the prime ministers office comes after more than a0 people were killed on the bloodiest day since the protests began. protestors are demanding more jobs and an end to corruption. representatives from seven major uk political parties have taken part in a live televised debate. there were clashes over spending policies on immigration, the economy and brexit. the politicians also shared their plans to tackle security issues in the uk after the london bridge attack.
three people have been injured in an attack inside a busy shopping street in the hague in the netherlands. dutch police say they are searching for the suspect. the incident happened at the hudson's bay store in the city's grote market which is the main market square area of the hague. images on social media showed emergency services at the scene amid crowds of black friday shoppers. silvia girardi was at the scene when the incident took place. i was basically at the main square which is at the end of the street. the main streets in the city centre of the hague near the shops. ijust saw people running so i wasn't in front of the shop but i was a bit further from it and front of the shop but i was a bit furtherfrom it and ijust front of the shop but i was a bit further from it and ijust saw front of the shop but i was a bit further from it and i just saw a lot of people running and screaming and they didn't know anything of course. i went a bit further from the scene and nobody noticed anything there so i was pretty safe space there is then police started coming like dozens, like thousands of police and firefighters and ambulances. and
they blocked the street with some red and white tape. police were just saying go away, if you are trying to ask them, they were just, move, saying go away, if you are trying to ask them, they werejust, move, you know, go away. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: rediscovered: a 42 page manuscript written by elizabeth the first. president kennedy was shot down and died almost immediately. the murder ofjohn kennedy is a disaster for the whole free world. he caught the imagination of the world, the first of a new generation of leaders. margaret thatcher is resigning as leader of the conservative party and prime minister. before leaving number 10 to see the queen, she told her cabinet, "it's a funny old world." angela merkel is germany's first woman chancellor, easily securing the majority she needed. attempts to fly a hot—air balloon had to be abandoned after a few minutes, but nobody seemed to mind very much. as one local comic put it,
"it's not hot air we need, it's hard cash." cuba has declared nine days of mourning following the death of fidel castro at the age of 90. castro developed close ties with the soviet union in the 19605. it was an alliance that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war with the cuban missile crisis. this is bbc news, the latest headlines: a knife—wielding terrorist who killed two people in london before being shot dead by police was out on parole and had connections to islamist terror groups. the attacker, who was wearing a fake suicide vest, was killed on london bridge on friday afternoon in full view of horrified onlookers. more now on our top story. karen bosch witnessed the incident.
she was travelling on a bus across london bridge at the time. she described to the bbc what she saw. i was on the number 2! bus, right around about two o'clock, coming southbound onto london ridge. we had just pulled away from the bus stop on the very north side of the bridge and we noticed people running across the road, looking over their shoulder, filming over their shoulder, filming over their shoulder, sort of running into the street, and the bus stopped quite suddenly. and we all looked to see what was going on. on the right side, on the other side of the pavement, there was sort of a tussle ora pavement, there was sort of a tussle or a fight. people in darkjackets we re or a fight. people in darkjackets were sort of fighting with each other. the next thing i sort of noticed was that they were three policemen, and one very tall man in a black jacket with policemen, and one very tall man in a blackjacket with a beard who, the
next thing i saw, he was on the ground and then i saw the three police officers had guns and i heard two tops. i also saw a spent taser. soi two tops. i also saw a spent taser. so i presume they were gunshots, but i don't know. when he was lying on the floor after the pops didn't sort of pulled his jacket back and you could see underneath that there was some sort of vest, whether it was a starburst or an explosive vest, and at that point the police officers really backed away. —— stab vest. of course, i was really scared at this point because we were about as close as the police officers, in our bus. even after the pops he was lying there alive and showing it, which obviously had the desired effect which is that the police stepped away from him and and shoot at him anymore, but for us it was terrifying, because now, even though he is lying on the ground he can still damage us and the bus has stopped and we are only a few metres away, so if something happened, potentially, it was quite near the baby, so that is why i wanted her to
be as far away as possible, on the other side of the bus, because if they had to shoot him and it exploded, but would be awful. the minute i heard the two pops ijust wa nted minute i heard the two pops ijust wanted to get between the baby and what was going on out there. so i just moved her as quickly as i could in her pram behind the stairwell on the bus, so if anything happened she was a bit protected, away from the window and away from the side of the bus. ijust window and away from the side of the bus. i just wanted window and away from the side of the bus. ijust wanted to get the baby away from there as quickly as possible, although the quickest thing would be to get off the bus, but you don't know how many people are out there, what is going on, there may be more than one attacker. so at that moment, staying put was may be the safest thing for the baby, although i could have run quickly by myself. so i thought, stay put, may be the bus can drive us stay put, may be the bus can drive usa stay put, may be the bus can drive us a little bit further away. ijust wa nted us a little bit further away. ijust wanted to get her as far away as quickly as possible. usually, i have been around london bridge ten years, all the three attacks now, i have been nearby in the vicinity. and as a medical doctor normally i want to go close and help, but with the baby, your instincts completely changed. you just want to get as far
away as quickly as possible. that was karen bosch, and thanks to her for sharing her story, extraordinary and so scary for her, and we wish you the best. thousands of students across the world walked out of class today as part of a global climate strike. the protests are taking place ahead of the next un climate conference beginning in madrid on monday. around 3,000 demonstrations were staged in 150 countries, including the uk. our science correspondent victoria gill reports from manchester. we care about our future and we demand that those in power care about it as well! another friday, another climate strike. and as the scale of this movement grows, its message is becoming increasingly urgent. youth strikers are trying to put an impending environmental crisis at the top of world leaders' agendas. it's a pretty friendly, even jubilant atmosphere here, but the banners that people are carrying have messages that are really stark. essentially that we're running out of time to save the planet
and stop climate change. protests like this one are happening in towns and cities all over the world. the day of protest began in sydney, where smoke from the recent devastating bush fires still hung in the air. students took to the streets in tokyo. and crowds of schoolchildren in delhi, a city that's experienced hazardous levels of air pollution, joined the march. in madrid, environmentalism and anti—consumerism came together in a black friday protest. world leaders will gather in spain's capital next week for un climate change talks that are being labelled as a last chance to act. and in manchester, less than two weeks from a general election, that was the message from demonstrators. we are really, really close to getting past the point where we can't return. so i'm here in desperation and solidarity. have you made different choices to try and limit your impact on the environment? yeah, i've recently gone vegetarian and we've stopped buying straws and plastic bags. do you have a message for those world leaders that
are gathering next week? we need to be listened to. you need to take action on climate change. everyone needs to help. the richer nations need to help the poorer nations achieve this. and the richer nations need to change and develop. it's business as usual which has led us to this place. these young voices will be ringing in the ears of world leaders at next week's climate talks. as scientists warn that those leaders are almost out of time to set the planet on a new trajectory. victoria gill, bbc news. for the first time in more than a century, a manuscript featuring the writing of queen elizabeth i has been discovered. a handwriting expert has pieced together clues from the document after it was found in the library of lambeth palace. david sillito reports.
so, giles, whatare so, giles, what are we looking at here? it is a translation into english in a section of the work of the roman historian tacitus. english in a section of the work of the roman historian tacitusm english in a section of the work of the roman historian tacitus. it has been sitting here on a shelf at lambeth palace for hundreds of yea rs, lambeth palace for hundreds of years, and no—one was very interested years, and no—one was very interested in it. until a researcher when they started looking a bit more closely and realised this wasn't the work of a 16th century academics, but rather someone more famous. the thing that is really exciting discovery which hadn't been established by anybody before now is that it's is written by and in some cases in the hand of queen elizabeth the first. so how do we know queen elizabeth's handwriting? well, the paper is a clue. it is the same as used in many state documents at the tudor court at the time. we also know that queen elizabeth did translations of tacitus. but the
real clinching evidence is the handwriting. queen elizabeth's terrible handwriting. most of what we are looking at is the work of a scribe, but have a look at this little correction. that word "calm" with its rather eccentric floating e at the end. now compare it with this and this. both proven examples of elizabeth i's and this. both proven examples of elizabeth is very distinctive handwriting. it is the queen's translation, written out for her and then amended. you look quite excited by this? it is a very remarkable discovery, it tells us about the queen and about the cultural life of queen and about the cultural life of queen elizabeth and the court. so, a dusty old document has finally, after more than 400 years, revealed its royal secret. on cue very much to david sillito for that report, ending this
addition of your bulletin on bbc world news. —— thank you very much to david sillito. hello again. many of us saw that sunny but cold weather work its way in yesterday. skies like these were pretty commonplace, not a great deal of cloud around and it wasn't too windy either. you've really got more of the same to come as we look forward to the weekend weather prospects as well. yes, it is going to be sunny, but it is also going to be cold. we have some sharp foster, and some fog patches around as well, but at least it will be dry for quite a few of us. now, if you are heading outside of the next few hours, we do have clear skies for many areas, although a future was coming and going across northern scotla nd coming and going across northern scotland and cloud keeping the frost at bay as well across the south—west of england. otherwise it is a cold night, it could be the coldest of the autumn, actually. temperatures may well get down to —10 as we look
at the first part of saturday morning. those temperatures probably around six or seven in the morning. travel, that could well be affected by fog patches around. if there are a couple of things fog hates it is low cloud and strengthening winds, and that is what we will have moving into the on saturday morning. that means the zone most at risk of seeing fog patches really stretches across the midlands into wales. here, they could be poor disability, perhaps down 200 metres or so in places. tricky travelling conditions to be expected first thing. and some of those fog patches may well linger even into the early afternoon. you can see the extent of the showers for most of us, coming and going across the north of scotland and in the afternoon we will see a weather front into the far south—west, bringing out acts of rain, and strengthening winds which will make it cold here. a cold day for all of us, really, with temperatures for most around 2—8. through saturday evening it looks like we will continue to see a bit of wainscoting into the far south—west of england, the channel islands went for a time. that is all associated with this
area of low pressure which moves out of the way for sunday and then it is back to high pressure. there is a su btle back to high pressure. there is a subtle change in the wind direction on sunday, so after a cold and frosty stay —— start again, we will see showers moving around the north sea and getting blown into was the thames estuary, so we will see some of them coming into the north of kent. across northern scotland, if anything, the show was could well come together later on in the day to give some wetter weather right towards the end of the afternoon. on into monday, a bit more in the way of cloud in northern areas, and wainscoting across the far north of scotland. otherwise a dry, cold, frosty start to the day, a few fog patches around but plenty of sunshine for most of us. those temperatures still struggling, although notice it is turning mild across the far north—west of scotland. that really is a trend we see later on in the week and it does turn a little bit mild in the north and west as the week goes on.
this is bbc news, the headlines: government sources in britain say the man who stabbed two people to death and wounded three others in central london was a former terrorist prisoner who was out on parole. the man — who wore a fake suicide vest — was later shot dead by police on london bridge. three people injured remain in hospital — one patient is in a critical but stable condition. boris johnson has described the deaths as "heartbreaking". the prime minister has said there will be an "enhanced" police presence on the streets. police are hunting a male suspect after several people were wounded in a stabbing in a shopping street in the hague. the incident happened at the hudson's bay store in the city's grote market which is the main market square area of the hague. three people have now been released from hospital.