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praise—emmanuel, aged 16, this is bbc news. died on christmas eve. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 7pm. spanish police believe the deaths happened after they got out of their depth — but mr diya's wife, olubunmi, five people have been stabbed says all three could swim, in new york state during hanukkah and she believes there was a fault celebrations at the home of an orthodox rabbi — with the pool. a man has appeared in court people who know the family have been this is terrorism. speaking to the bbc. it is domestic terrorism. it's very devastating, because ijust broke the news these are people who intend to my older sister this morning. she has made a u—turn to create mass harm, mass violence. from where she was going and she is coming to see her as well. the family is upset. the mayor of sydney says the new year fireworks display will go ahead as planned — my mother is 93 years old. despite a petition calling i can't tell my mum. for it to be cancelled because of nearby bushfires. we are in a devastated state we meet the uk's first paramedics trained to prescribe — at the moment, very devastated. in an effort to ease pressure i saw the name diya and it didn't on the nhs. immediately register that it was my friend. getting ready for the new year — restoration work on big ben,
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i saw the name diya and i said, ok, will pause for one night only — so its famous bongs can ring in, this has to be a nigerian family, most likely a british minority the new decade in london. family, so i went to look and liverpool extend their lead at the top of premier league for gabriel diya on google, after beating wolves — and then i saw the twitter account, and when i clicked on the twitter more on that and the rest account, i saw this picture of the day's sport — and i saw my friend right beside him, and immediately in sportsday at 7.30. i was just broken. i was broken, i was upset, i was sad, i was weeping. and i was angry. i was really angry, no, this can't be happening to someone so close to home. a group of former labour mps who lost their seats in the election good evening. have called for "fundamental change" the governor of new york, at the top of the party. in a letter to the andrew cuomo, has called the knife attack at a jewish celebration observer, the group — in new york state — which includes former mp "domestic terrorism". for wakefield mary creagh — five people were injured, said "cronyism" in the party two of them critically, and labour's "unwillingness" during a hanukkah gathering, to stand up to anti—semitism at the home of an orthodox rabbi. a man has been arrested. in recent weeks, police were repeatedly raised have stepped up patrols in jewish neighbourhoods, following a series of as issues on the doorstep.
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anti—semitic hate crimes. and that issue shamed the traditional values our washington correspondent, of the labour party. chris buckler, reports. members of new york's largejewish community had gathered to celebrate their religion, as the nhs braces itself only to be attacked because of it. for the new year period — they were at the home often its busiest time — a pioneering scheme in wales is aiming to take the pressure off of a rabbi in monsey hospitals and doctors surgeries. to mark hannukah when a man five members of the welsh ambulance forced his way into the house service have graduated to become and started stabbing people, in some cases multiple times. he pulled it out from the thing the uk's first advanced prescribing paramedics — and the team can be and he started to run into the big deployed across the nhs. room which was on the left side our health editor hugh pym has been and i threw tables and chairs that he should get out of here. on the road with some of them. the injured are still being treated in hospital and this community it enhances the role greatly and makes our role has been left scarred a lot more flexible. by these stabbings. monsey is just north of new york city and police there had stepped up patrols patients don't always phone 999 because of a series of anti—semitic because they think they have attacks in recent weeks. a life—threatening emergency. across the united states, thejewish community has raised concerns about the increase i would probably see on average 19,20 patients a day in hate crimes. and deal with them and the gp will have time for more complex patients. just over a year ago in pittsburgh, we can speak to them and rather 11 worshippers were killed in a mass
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than put them in the back shooting at the tree of an ambulance and just take of life synagogue. in april there was a similar attack them, we can get one of our cars to attend. mike is one of a new breed of prescribing paramedics, at a synagogue in san diego. one of the first five. and another shooting earlier this month, at a kosher supermarket theirjob where possible is to keep people out of hospital. here he is called to a diabetic in newjersey is also thought patient with an infected wound. to have been motivated you are an insulin in part by anti—semitism. dependent diabetic? what are we waiting for? first it was just verbal and 0k he checks her medication and is able to adjust her pain relief but now people are being murdered, so she can stay at home. a less qualified ambulance team being assaulted and stabbed. so the governor should might have to take her announce an emergency to accident and emergency. in the state of new york. new york's governor seems to be listening. he said words were not enough and it was time for action. it is domestic terrorism. georgina is helping take the strain off gps, her shift on this these are people who intend occasion is in the surgery, seeing a range of different patients. to create mass harm, with her new qualifications, mass violence, generate fear based she can write them prescriptions. previously, i would decide what they need but i would have on race, colour, creed. to knock on the doctor's door, wait for them to finish
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with their patient but now, that is the definition of terrorism. it is my decision, i am many claim hate is on the rise in an increasingly fractured america and can prescribe independently. where differences too often end not very impressed. just in division but in violence. it is like seeing the doctor, exactly like seeing the doctor. they exactly like seeing the doctor. are qualified people and chris buckler has given us this here at this ambulance control update this evening, centre in south—east wales, including details of a suspect‘s 700 calls come in every day. appearance in court. yes, strong words and pointed. some will be life—threatening cases he talked about there but the challenge is to identify being a poisoning of the those patients that can be treated country, through bigotry, racism and homophobia and that close to home and will not need needed to be tackled but a lot to be taken to hospital. elton, another prescribing of that will be paramedic, is deployed here to help staff make the most efficient politically pointed use of resources. he says with huge demands because he is a democratic governor on the system, this new approach was essential. and democrats are critical of president trump and they feel he has fuelled division in this country. that will be firmly denied years ago, anyone who phoned 999, by the white house. we would take them to one but democrats said his words on immigration of the emergency departments and other issues, where in the hospital
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he has been accused of flirting with white nationalism have done but now the service's in the hospital damage to society here. overwhelmed so we have changed the way we approach the patients. we deal with them more appropriately. caring for an ageing population with long—term conditions and complex health needs the white house says, in response he signed an executive order is an immense challenge for the nhs. on anti—semitism and he wants to bring the country empowering staff like these is one together as best he can. response, more will be trained but it gives you an idea of the polarising in the drive to cope with the rising politics in the society having demand on the service. hugh pym, bbc news in south wales. a real impact on communities. we should just say that grafton thomas, a 37—year—old man has appeared in court, pleading let's take a look at some not guilty to five counts of of today's other news. attempted murder and one a missing firefighter‘s distinctive walk may help count of burglary. police track his movements his bail has been set at $5 million. before he disappeared. anthony knott went missing during a work night out in lewes thank you very much, in east sussex on december 20th. chris buckler there in washington. sussex police hope cctv footage of the "slight bounce" in his step well earlier my colleague, willjog someone's memory. rachel schofield, spoke to armin rosen — a senior reporter at tablet magazine — a jewish news website. he's been reporting on anti—semitic russian—backed rebels attacks in new york, for the past few months. nothing has really changed in the last five—six months in eastern ukraine since i started writing about this. the official response has been lacking according to a lot of people in the community, the attacks have continued frequently and there is also no real and the authorities in kyiv have exchanged some 200 prisoners.
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agreed understanding as to why it's the first direct swap for two years. relations between the two countries there has been such an uptake deteriorated in 2014, when russia in these incidents. annexed ukraine's crimean peninsula. russian president vladimir putin there is very little clarity and german chancellor angela merkel hailed the swap as a positive move. in what is going on and why. that was going to be my next nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe question, whether you had put together a theory is to go on hunger strike as to what is happening with this in solidarity with another dual rise of violence and intolerance? national being held in iran. kylie moore—gilbert, a british—australian academic, started an open—ended hunger strike six days ago in protest at being sentenced to 10 years what is most important to understand about the wave of anti—semitic on espionage charges. attacks which began in new york she has been held in solitary about two years ago, confinement since october 2018, there is no proven connection between any of the attackers. while ms zaghari—ratcliffe there is no organisation driving this or hate was jailed four years ago. movements in new york city the scottish writer and artist, alasdair gray, has died in hospital in glasgow which are seeding this. at the age of 85. gray blended themes of realism, fantasy, and science fiction, and often illustrated his own books, which included "janine" and "poor things". from what we can tell. these are disconnected incidents but they're clearly connected on a larger sense because of their frequency, his first novel, lanark, their similarity and profile, took nearly thirty years to write and was described as "one the types of attacks, of the landmarks of 20th—century fiction. "
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most of them street harassment, which has turned violent dozens of times in the past couple of years. there is a lot of commonalities between them but no real... a group of charities has bought it would be very hard to pin down a zoo in the brittany region a causal relationship between any of this. of france with the aim of returning the animals to the wild. anyone who has one clear explanation is speculating, even now. they raised more than in terms of the feeling £550,000 on crowd—funding in the jewish community, platforms and have ambitious plans. how would you describe gail maclellan reports. the level of concern? there has been a level of concern zoo de pont scorff in brittany. closed to visitors for for the last year, year—and—a—half. the immediate future. if the rewild team's plans succeed, i think part of the concern then the zoo will reopen isjust figuring out, to the public in the middle of 2020, and the inability to forget how to stop it. but it won't be the kind of zoo is the answer more policing, you might expect. is the answer self defence, is the answer a different kind of political organisation that these communities for one thing, the animals have not done before? will not be on public view. translation: actually, we don't want to close the zoo i don't think anybody really knows to the public. and that is where a certain amount of the anxiety comes from. for us, it's very important that this place stays alive, that people come and continue well, police in london to have a relationship are investigating a racially with living beings. motivated hate—crime which also took
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place during hanukkah. we want to change our it follows the appearance vision of wild animals, which are notjust consumer goods. of offensive graffiti we want to take another approach — in a number of locations one that's sensitive in north london, including and educational. a synagogue and shop fronts. the images include a reference to 9/11 and an anti—semitic but first, they need conspiracy theory over the new york attack. to assess the animals the conservative councillor that crowd funding for hampstead, oliver cooper, said he was sickened to find such helped them to buy. anti—semitism in his neighbourhood. they want, they say, no arrests have been made. to get them out of the conditions in which they currently live. translation: the rhino is not well. you can really feel the weight of captivity on his shoulders. a black rhino is a folivore, and here, he never has access to foliage. the new owners have asked all 17 of the zoo's employees to stay and help look after the animals. and we'll find out how these storird — and many others — their plans are ambitious are covered in tomorrow's front and expensive. pages at 10:30 and 11:30 this they are keeping the appeals evening in the papers — for funding going as they aim our guests joining me tonight to rehabilitate their charges are robert fox — the defence secretary and, in some cases, of the evening standard and ruth lea — economic adviser reintroduce them to the wild. at arbuthnot banking. but not everyone thinks the mayor of sydney says the city s this is a good idea. the european association of zoos and aquarias famous new years eve think that public fireworks display will go ahead — contributors are misguided.
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despite a call for the event to be they point to the difficulty cancelled because of the bushfires of reintroducing animals to the wild raging in parts of australia. and suggest the conservation arena more than a quarter of a million people have signed a petition urging is no place for amateurs. the authorities to spend the money on fighting the blazes instead. but they agree that animal species more than 80 fires are still are in serious trouble burning across large and it could be that areas of new south wales. this report — from the pont—scorff zoo experiment is at least a small step phil mercer in sydney — contains flashing images. in the right direction. gail maclellan, bbc news. it's been more than two years since big ben's famous bongs it's arguably the world's most dazzling fireworks display, were paused to allow for essential but thousands of people want sydney maintenance work to be carried out. to scrap its new year's but on new year's eve eve spectacular. they will return to ring in the new decade in london. they say it would be an insult tim muffett reports. and could traumatise some of those affected by the bushfire crisis. sydney's lord mayor, clover moore, it's one of the world's most familiar and regularly misnamed buildings. said she shared the deep sympathies were planned months in advance but, for two years, the elizabeth tower, which houses the giant bell, and most of the budget had already big ben, has been been spent. surrounded by scaffolding. repairs that have left big ben itself largely silent. here it is, big ben. so, barring catastrophic fire conditions in sydney here it is, big ben, yes, indeed, all 13 tons of it. on new year's eve, the event seems it's been quiet largely
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for the last few years. feels a bit odd? certain to go ahead. it does feel very odd. in—between now and then, it's been way too the authorities are warning quiet for my liking. of severe—to—extreme fire dangers this is, what, the biggest across much of refurbishment project that's ever ta ken place south—eastern australia. since it was first built. volunteers are a vital part of the emergency effort. so, the clock mechanics are taking many have been fighting apart every single small piece the flames for weeks. and then putting it all back the government says together, which hasn't they will be able to apply been done before. for about £3,000 in compensation. so, a massive challenge for them. it's that clock mechanism which, for more than 150 years, activated the hammer that strikes big ben. so, for special occasions during the repairs, such as remembrance sunday for taking time off work and new year's eve, to battle the blazes. a new device has been needed. good morning, ladies and gentlemen. this is a very prolonged fire season. this is putting additional demands what we've got here is a tolling — on ourfirefighters in particular, and it means that the turnouts automatic electric tolling motor, and the callouts have been far more extensive than in previous years, this produces the power needed going well and beyond and above what is normally expected to then lift the big ben hammer, of those who are engaged in volunteer service. and strike it 12 times. the money and the gesture last new year's eve, all went to plan. from the government are broadly big ben bongs. welcomed by the volunteers are you nervous in on the front line. the run—up to midnight? it's tough. i think there's always got the payment isjust a recognition of what we're doing. to be a bit of nerves
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because it shows, one, it doesn't compensate us for what we're losing, that you care, and also, but it's recognition. that it's obviously a really, really big moment. cheering. it's really strenuous, hard work, you really do feel like you want to be helping, the new speaker of the house and you really do feel of commons, lindsay hoyle, like you're obliged to do that. has said he won't stand in the way if mps vote for big ben to also be so, like, for me, it means struck on january the 31st, i use my annual leave. the day the uk's set to leave the eu. their work is far from over. during a tumultuous time in british politics, dangerous fire conditions hidden from view, this four—year and extreme heat are forecast for south—eastern refurbishment has continued. australia from tomorrow. phil mercer, bbc news, sydney. all of the stone that we put onto the tower is hard—carved, which is a phenomenal thing to say, brilliant, and it may take them the cabinet office is contacting all those named between three and four weeks in the new years honours list to produce a carving such as this after their home addresses crown that you can see along here. and contact details were accidentally published online. so, a real labour of love. it has now apologised and referred the data breach to the regulator. the list included the addresses so, this is the eastern clock face, of politicians, military figures high up the elizabeth tower, and counter terrorism officials, and the most striking thing as well as celebrities is the colours. it's not the black paint we're such as sir eltonjohn. familiar with, but gold and blue. so, we found that as we scratched back through the layers, our correspondentjohn mcmanus we were scratching, basically going back through time, said over 1,000 address and found that this was the colour that it was originally. were published. so, it's really exciting to find
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that blue colour as we went back through the layers. and it's prussian blue. prussian blue, yeah. this is gold leaf. and we've reglazed the whole some of them are people who really need to keep their details private, of the clock face with for example former military people, counterterrorist people, the former director of public hand—blown glass. prosecutions, all people who do not even standing here, want their details in the public eye on a rainy day, surrounded by scaffolding, you see that — and also celebrities who will be that's one of the faces unhappy about this, like eltonjohn of elizabeth tower...big ben. yes. and ben stokes as well. it's so iconic. to actually be able to stand here and — the cabinet office has i won't touch the gold, apologised and referred but i will touch in between — it's — not many people can do that. itself to the data watchdog. in 2021, the scaffolding the ico may investigate will disappear and the world's most famous bell will again be heard not and could levy a just on special occasions, large fine on the government but every hour, every day. if it so chooses. tim muffett, bbc news. its powers were upgraded last year in 2018. they can now, as in the case of a british airways now it's time for a look at the weather data breach, levy a fine of £183 with sarah keith lucas. good evening. million so it is serious stuff and it goes after public sunday brought us a mild, dry day for most of the uk and that bodies as well as private. theme is set to continue for the next few days. it fined the london borough in the run—up to new year, of newham, £145,000, a smaller amount but significant lots of dry and settled weather.
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we have some patchy rain tonight across the north—west of scotland for local government as they but the rest of the uk accidentally disclosed should be dry. some clear spells, details of 200 people. variable amounts of cloud. just a touch of frost and mistiness this could be a financial headache across parts of england and wales, for the government and there is another problem as well. milder and cloudier in scotland and northern ireland because there are where it will be frost free. celebrities on the list, some of them, very well—heeled, if they choose to go to court and sue we have this weather front sitting across northern scotland initially the government for this data breach, on monday morning which will drift farther south but high pressure if several of them chose to do that, across europe holding up the weather for most of us. that would be an even larger bill some patchy rain for aberdeenshire for the government if they win, in the morning, by the afternoon that will push into argyll and bute footed ultimately by the taxpayer. and northern ireland. two very serious scenarios patchy and fairly light rain. sunny, clear conditions to the north for the government at the moment. of that and for england and wales it should stay dry. iain duncan smith who is being temperatures mostly 11 or 12 degrees, a bit cooler knighted and whose details for the north of scotland. were released says it was a complete disaster. new year's eve looks mostly dry there are calls for an investigation. but prepare for some mist and fog. this list is released every year goodbye. so how did it go wrong this year? us forces have carried out a series of attacks against sites in syria and iraq, operated by an iraqi militia group that's said to be backed by iran.
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the pentagon said the strikes hello this is bbc news were a response to a number with lu kwesa burak. the headlines: of attacks by the kata'ib hezbollah a man has appeared in court organisation, targeting in the us, after 5 people were stabbed at the home of a rabbi, bases in iraq where us in new york state — the governor calls it, "domestic terrorism". the mayor of sydney, says the new year fireworks display personnel are stationed. will go ahead as planned — despite a petition calling for it to be cancelled because of nearby bushfires. our middle east analyst, in an effort to ease alanjohnston, spoke to us earlier pressure on hospitals with more details... and doctors' surgeries, here you have the americans the nhs has trained paramedics, going after an iraqi military who can prescribe medicine. organisation which the pentagon says is closely linked to and restoration work the iranian revolutionary guard. on london's big ben will pause, the pentagon said they went after this organisation in five locations, three in iraq and two in syria. they say they went after command and control centres and weapons storage sites. the aim was to deter this organisation and limit its ability to act. the background is that the americans in their bases in iraq have been coming under a series of attacks in the last six weeks or more.
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the us secretary of state, mike pompeo, came out and warned that if the attacks continued there would be a firm response. two days ago there was a serious attack on a base where americans were housed near the city of kirkuk, 30 rockets were coming down and one american civilian contractor was killed and several servicemen wounded. this seems to be a direct response to that, hitting the organisation the americans blame for carrying out the attacks on their personnel in iraq. that was alan johnson there. the headlines on bbc news... a man appears in court after five people are injured in a knife attack in new york state during hanukkah celebrations at the home of a rabbi. a quarter of a million people sign a petition calling for sydney's new year's eve
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fireworks to be cancelled and the money spent fighting nearby bushfires instead. and in a moment, we'll meet the uk's first paramedics trained to prescribe — in an effort to ease pressure on the nhs. the family and friends of a british man and his two children, who drowned in a spanish resort‘s swimming pool,
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