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this is bbc news. i'm reeta chakrabarti. the headlines at 11... police in iran say one of their officers has been shot dead, as anti—government protests continue for a fifth night. tributes are paid to a british family of five killed in a seaplane crash in sydney. the youngest victim was 11 years old. police are investigating the overnight deaths of four young men in unrelated knife attacks across london. also this hour — up to 1600 vehicles are destroyed in a blaze in a liverpool car park on new year's eve. the fire, believed to have been started accidentally, engulfed a multi—storey car park next to the liverpool echo arena. in a new year's day speech, north korea's leader warns donald trump that he has a nuclear button on his desk and is ready to use it. and deal with your own rubbish — china's message to britain as it stops recycling imported plastic waste. stay with us for a first look
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at tomorrow's front pages, they include the daily telegraph, which reports on what it calls "rip—off railfares" in marginal constituencies. that's here on the bbc news channel in half an hour. good evening and welcome to bbc news. in iran, a police officer has been shot dead and three others wounded, after a fifth day of anti—government protests. it is the first death of a member of the security forces and represents a significant escalation in the unrest. what began as a protest against the rising cost of living now seems to be taking on political overtones. a dozen protesters have been killed in the last 2a hours. the foreign secretary borisjohnson has called on the iranian government
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to allow meaningful debate on the issues raised by protestors. our correspondent rana rahimpour, from the bbc‘s persian service, has the latest. once again, across iran, thousands of people have taken to the streets. opposed the country's supreme leader ali khamenei satellite and then torn down. they are angry at unemployment, rising prices and what many of them see as widespread corruption. it's the boldest challenge to the country's leadership in nearly a decade. the demonstrations began in the north—western city of mashhad, a key base for president rouhani's most outspoken critics. but it has quickly turned into a widespread anti—establishment
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movement. this is the biggest show of dissent in iran since the post—election rallies of 2009. they were large in size, but limited to urban areas of the country, like the capital, tehran. this time the protests are more widespread, with towns and cities all over the country looking for social, political, and economic change. authorities are continuing to suspend social media platforms out of fear they'll be used to organise protests. the bbc has received reports of text messages, like this one, being sent to people urging them not to take part. a handful of pro—government marchers are attempting to counter the wider demonstrations, but with limited information coming out of the country, it's difficult to gauge how many people are involved. in the last 2a hours, president rouhani has spoken out twice against the protests. donwplaying their significance.
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instead, accusing iran's enemies of instigating the unrest. translation: our victory against the us and its regime is unbearable for our enemies. our success in the region is intolerable for them. they are after revenge and are trying to provoke people. but his words have failed to calm the situation. in certain areas of the country, unemployment is as high as 60%, and reports of extreme corruption have iranians frustrated and hungry for change. in tonight, iranian state tv is reporting that a police officer has been shot dead. it is the first reported attack on a member of the security forces since the demonstrations began last week. a move that may escalate the confrontation between protesters and the state and potentially, lead to
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more bloodshed. rana rahimpour, bbc news. trita parsi is president of the national iranian american council. hejoins me on webcam from washington. thank you so much forjoining us he on bbc news. thank you for having me. do we have a sense, do you have a sense of who the protestors are? which sector of iranian society it is that is demonstrating? so one of the big differences between what we see now, compared to what we saw in 2009, and there are plenty differences but one of the big ones is that this is actually a very different segments of society that is protesting now. i had been in touch with people who are key organisers of the green movement and many of them are quite taken by surprise by what is happening, and also they are keeping a certain distance. while they are quite sympathetic to the economic grievances that the protestors at expressing, it is clear that they are not entirely comfortable with what is happening. what this card
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seems to be is a different segment of society, one that has not been at the centre of the political developments for the last two decades. they tend not to be the ones who are voting and as a result, it tend not to be the ones who believe that change to the system itself is possible and instead, are looking for other outlets. so are these people who will really have felt economic hardship? our correspondent there was talking about in some areas, unemployment being as high as 60%. economic hardship is felt throughout society but this segment is probably particularly struck by it, and remember, expectations are also very important to keep in mind here because expectations were very high that as a result of the nuclear deal and it won's improved relations with the west, the economy would start picking up. the very large extent, that has not happened. on paper, the economy seems to be doing well but thatis economy seems to be doing well but that is mainly because of oil sales,
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or do not createjobs that is mainly because of oil sales, or do not create jobs and as a result, this is not by many people in society. if the protestors are people who by and large are not politically active, have these protests is ta ken politically active, have these protests is taken the authorities by surprise, do you think?” protests is taken the authorities by surprise, do you think? i think the speed and ferocity has taken by surprise, but at the same time, i think it would be if they were unaware of the very, very widely held vast ocean and discontent that is held in society, but i think the speed of it is something that has taken on by surprise and their reaction also is different from 2009, perhaps because they are thinking of a different strategy or perhaps because they were taken by surprise. where's this go from here? well, at that very much depends on whether the protest and the response from the government turns more violence, at least in the first couple of days, there was a degree
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of restraint shown by the authorities, at least when you compare it to thousand and nine when they truly were quite brittle against the protestors. if that happens in this becomes more bloody, thenit happens in this becomes more bloody, then it is very difficult to predict exactly how far it will go. if it sta rts exactly how far it will go. if it starts to come down, which we have not seen any clear signs of yet, president rouhani will try to use the protest as an average against the protest as an average against the protestors and we will see them saying that much more profound reforms are needed in order to create a sense of content within society. right, we are going to have to live it there. trita parsi, president of the national iranian american council, thank you for joining us. thank you for having me. air accident investigators in australia say it may take months before they know why a seaplane carrying a prominent british businessman and his family crashed on new year's eve. richard cousins — who ran a multi—billion pound catering company — was killed, along with his two sons, his fiance, her daughter,
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and the pilot. they were on holiday and returning to sydney after a family outing. phil mercer reports from sydney. the wreckage of the seaplane lies 13 metres below the surface of the hawkesbury river. one of the victims was the british businessman richard cousins, the chief executive of the world's largest catering firm, compass, who was due to retire later this year. the company confirmed his death in a statement. mr cousins, who was 58, died alongside his fiancee emma bowden and her 11—year—old daughter, heather. also on board the seaplane that crashed intojerusalem bay — william cousins, who was 25, worked for open britain, a pro—eu group set up in the aftermath of the brexit vote. colleagues said they were shocked by news of his death. his brother, edward, who was 23, had recently graduated from the university of st andrews. losing both my godson and his sibling, and my brother—in—law as well, has left a huge hole.
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they had a lot of friends. they had a... they were very, very popular lads. and that's because they've had a fantastic upbringing, from both my sister and richard. the pilot, gareth morgan, had done more than 10,000 flying hours, 9,000 of which were on seaplanes. the pilot had collected mr cousins and members of his family from an exclusive waterfront restaurant, and was heading back to rose bay on sydney harbour. shortly after takeoff, the plane plummeted into the water. investigators say it quickly sank, and there were no survivors. this is people that have come over on holidays to visit australia. they were in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, and for this to happen to them at a place like that is nothing more thanjust tragic. it could take months to work out how and why a routine sightseeing trip could end in utter disaster.
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air crash investigators have begun their work. their task won't be easy. the wreckage of the seaplane has been submerged in more than 40ft of water. and although these idyllic bays and inlets are geographically close to sydney, the crash site is tucked away and hard to get to. sydney seaplanes, which owns the aircraft, has suspended all its flights until further notice. phil mercer, bbc news, sydney. four young men have been stabbed to death in london in a 2k hour period either side of the new year celebrations. three men, aged 17, 18 and 20, were killed yesterday. a fourth victim, another 20—year—old, died after being stabbed in the early hours of this morning. police say the deaths are unrelated. ben ando reports. late morning, enfield, north london. the victim aged 18. early evening, west ham,
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the victim, 20 years old. three hours later, tulse hill, south london, a teenager of 17. and then in the early hours of new year's day, a 20—year—old man killed in old street. all four stabbed to death, but according to the police, none of the murders are linked. tragically, there are four families who awoke this morning to the heartbreaking news that they've lost loved ones to the callous use of knives as lethal weapons. our detectives are working tirelessly today and going forward to bring those who've committed these murders to justice. the three murders before midnight take the total number of fatal stabbings in london for 2017 to 80. that compares with 60 in 2016. police say the reasons for the increase are complex, but it underlines the importance of stop and search. my mum needs me alive. she needs me alive.
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in november, a campaign to convince teenagers not to carry knives was launched. london needs me alive... one campaigner who lost a son to knife crime says youngsters need more help to make the right choice. so i don't carry a knife... they are living in total fear. they weren't born killers. they didn'tjust become like that. it's a process. and now, what we've got to do is unravel that process, stage by stage by stage, to get to the core of the individual, which is the state of their heart and the state of their mindset. as work goes on at the scene of the first knife killing of 2018, the question is, will this worrying trend continue? ben ando, bbc news, south london. police investigating the death of a woman who was killed in a north london park over christmas, have arrested a 31—year—old man on suspicion of murder. the body of iuliana tudos, who was 22 and of russian and greek
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origin, was discovered in finsbury park last wednesday. police say she died of a stab wound to the abdomen and a head injury. eye witnesses have been describing a huge fire which destroyed up to 1,400 vehicles in a multi—storey car park in liverpool. the blaze at king's dock, next to liverpool's echo arena, is said to have spread after one vehicle caught fire yesterday afternoon. firefighters worked through the night and many people were forced into temporary accommodation as nearby buildings were evacuated. danny savage has the story. it was shortly after dark yesterday evening when fire took hold in the multistorey car park on liverpool's famous waterfront. the fire service says a small fire in a land rover spread rapidly. this is a photo taken of it at the time. as the blaze spread, cars could be heard exploding. the car park is next to the liverpool arena,
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where an international horse show was taking place. those attending helped get the horses to safety. ijust took it upon myself. isaid, "right, ok, everyone, listen to me, we are going to bridle up the horses and we are going to get them out. i want you to all leave calmly now, use this exit or use the tunnel." it was soon a huge blaze. merseyside fire and rescue say it's one of the worst they'e ever dealt with. this was a challenging incident. let's be under no illusions about that. the crews worked very hard indeed to prevent the spread of this fire. the fire burned for much of the night. all the car owners could do was watch and accept they would never see their vehicles again. i've got a vehicle in there, yeah, so i'm unsure at the moment what it's going to be. we can't get anywhere near it. are you holding out much hope for your car? looking at the flames, no.
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this morning, the blackened building was surrounded by fire engines. it's likely it will have to be demolished. in the remains of this multistorey car park, there are many hundreds of cars which have been totally destroyed. but we understand that right on the rooftop level are some cars which are almost untouched. and after the fire had been put out this morning, after many hours, some dogs, which had been left in those cars were safely rescued and reunited with their owners. as the dogs were handed back to their owners, there was a hug of gratitude for the firefighters. the insurance bill will run to millions of pounds but thankfully, no—one was hurt. danny savage, bbc news, liverpool. but first, let's have a quick look at some of the front pages. the front page story in the times says time—wasting patients are costing the nhs £1 billion a year. the guardian says several stabbings on new year's eve brought the number
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of fatal stabbings in london to 80 for 2017. the daily mail says firemen with only a few days of first aid training are being sent to medical emergencies, due to pressure on the nhs. the i reports that millions of commuters will be waking up to the steepest hike in rail fares for five years. it calls the increase "the great train robbery". the metro leads with the sydney seaplane crash which killed british chief executive richard cousins and his fiancee, saying he found love again after losing his wife to cancerjust three years earlier. and the express warns that an atlantic storm could bring 80 mile an hour winds, torrential rain, and flooding to britain tomorrow. we'll be discussing those stories in the paper review at 11:30pm tonight. the headlines on bbc news: police in iran say one of their officers has been shot dead, as anti—government protests continue for a fifth night.
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a british family of five who died in a seaplane crash near sydney are named — among them the boss of one of the world's largest catering companies. police investigate after four young men are stabbed to death in london — in separate new year attacks. now for a full round up of all of today's sport news, here's hugh woozencroft. hello. there was no fairytale ending for the 16—time darts world champion phil ‘the power‘ taylor as he bowed out of the game with a defeat, in this year's final to first—time winner rob cross. the former electrician from hastings was in sensational form throughout, racing into a three set lead with this 153 checkout. taylor nearly sealed his final appearance with a nine dart finish but missed out by the smallest of margins. there was no let—up though, cross eventually took the title at alexandra palace in london by seven sets to two. he was, in fact, was born
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in the same year that taylor won his first world title — in 1990. so maybe a changing of the guard as darts says goodbye to its greatest ever player. manchester united responded to a run of three straight premier league draws with a 2—0 victory over everton at goodison park. it was decided by two special finishes as well, the opener from antony martial who combined with his france international teammate paul pogba. man of the match pogba was also involved as this solo goal from jesse lingard topped an important win forjose mourinho's side which moves them up to second in the table. lovely goals and the performance was great from the team today and that helped us to be more confident, shooting, because if you do not shoot you do not score but we did that today very well. liverpool earned a dramatic 2—1win over burnley at turf moor.
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ragnar klavan bundled in a 94th minute winner afterjohann berg gudmunsson had headed a late equaliser for burnley. forward sadio mane had crashed in a superb opener forjurgen klopp's team who stay in fourth. we have to show that we have the mentality. character is fantastic but it is not enough. the boys showed up tonight despite being cold, rainy and windy. the pressure will increase on stoke city manager mark hughes after their 1—0 defeat at home to newcastle united — ayoze perez got the winner in the second half. stoke drop to 16th, two points above the relegation zone, having won only two of their last 12 games.
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the key is everybody sticks together and we get on with it. it's no good feeling sorry for ourselves and looking to blame people, we take it on board, take responsibility, and do not be cowed by it. just get on with it. are you confident you can do it? who else will do it? in terms of the knowledge of this group, the time i have been here, i am best placed to do that. we just need to be allowed to get on with ourjob and that is what we will do, we will get back together and we will go again. elsewhere, brighton drew 2—2 with bournemouth in an entertaining match on the south coast. leicester city beat huddersfield 3—0 to end a run of back to back defeats. in the championship, aston villa moved into the play—off spots with a rampant 5—0 win over third placed bristol city. elsewhere, bolton moved out of the relegation zone with a 1—0 win over fellow strugglers hull. second placed derby were held
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to a 1—all draw by sheff united while middlesbrough ended preston's nine—match unbeaten run, to give tony pulis his first win as boro boss. queen's park rangers came from behind to beat fourth placed cardiff city 2—1 and hand neil warnock‘s team a fourth straight defeat. in rugby union's pro 1a, ulster had a great comeback win to take a bonus point win over munster at the kingspan stadium. munster had been comfortable, leading 17—0 at one stage, but the match turned when their centre sam arnold was red carded for a high tackle. ulster fought back with three late tries, the 24—17 win was sealed by robert lyttle in the final moments. in today's other game, leinster strengthened their hold on second place in conference b with a narrow win over connacht. that's all the sport for now. the leader of north korea, kim jong—un, has warned
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the united states that he has a nuclear button on his desk, ready for use, if his country feels threatened. in a televised new year's day speech, he said that the whole of the us was within range — but he had warmer words for neighbouring south korea, saying he wanted to ease tensions. more than 300 women from hollywood's entertainment industry have launched an initiative to tackle sexual harassment in workplaces. the campaign — called time's up — aims to improve legislation and corporate policies, increase access to legal assistance and help more women reach the top levels of industry. it's supported by stars including meryl streep, jennifer lawrence and cate blanchett. in an open letter printed in the new york times, the women argue that the experiences of women working in less glamorous jobs like farming and catering deserve the same attention as those in the entertainment industry. california has legalised the recreational use of cannabis — making it the biggest american state to so pass the measure so far. from today, those aged over 21 are allowed to possess up
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to an ounce of the drug and can grow up to six marijuana plants at home. officials estimate that tax revenues could be as high as a billion dollars a year, but critics say the change may encourage driving under the influence or introduce young people to drug use. colorado, washington, oregon, alaska and nevada already permit the sale of cannabis for recreational use. now, if you've been bagging up all that excess plastic packaging from your christmas presents, have you thought where it ends up? each year, a quarter of our plastic waste is shipped to china in vast quantities. but from today, china will not allow the import of what it calls "hazardous foreign waste" — that's likely to have a big impact here. in the first of a series of reports on how we deal with plastic waste, robin brant reports from shanghai. china has been
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recycling for decades. he has made a living out of bashing, breaking up, and disassembling. he's been doing it for five years. it's hard work, he tells me. tiring. but he's not a green warrior. he does it because there's money in it. china needs the raw materials, so much so that chinese workers have been sorting through your waste shipped in from abroad. but the government is stopping that. china has long been the destination of much of the world's waste. it has imported 7.3 million tonnes of plastic alone in 2016. the uk sends 1200 tonnes of it to china every day. but most of that is ending, and here is why. china has become a much richer but much dirtier country. it's blighted now by home—made pollution
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and contamination on a vast scale. the government claims some foreign waste is dangerous and the last thing this country needs is even more of that. translation: china is putting the onus back on all of the waste exporting countries. you need to show the responsibility of disposing your own waste and your own sources of pollution. the ban presents a problem for china, though, because it still needs the cardboard, the paper, the high end clean polystyrene like this which is easy to ship here, easy to turn into something to sell, and sometimes selling it back to the country it came from. somewhere in there are polystyrene fish boxes. from grimsby. this business on the outskirts of shanghai ships them, chips them, heats them, and turns them into this... billions of tiny plastic pellets. because it recycles them
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into skirting boards and picture frames. some of them heading your way. china's ban means the boss will now have a problem with his supply. just keeping the factory running, we need about 50,000 tonnes of recycled plastics. china's recycling will not be enough. the tough new restrictions on foreign waste will hurt some businesses here, but the government's view here is, tough. delivering a cleaner china is paramount for the communist party politicians. a green revolution, you might call it. robin brant, bbc news, shanghai. let's ta ke let's take a look at the weather now. a lively weather picture for the week ahead. we will have strong wind for much of the week and gales for a time. often some intense
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spells of rain as well. ahead of that it spells of rain as well. ahead of thatitis spells of rain as well. ahead of that it is quiet outside at the moment. showers are starting to clear and the winds are light. getting quite chilly, actually fall early risers heading back to work on tuesday morning. that could be a patch of frost to contend with. perhaps you may need the deicer and the scraper. clear skies and find whether a short word comment lived with a front coming in from the west or tuesday morning. a frosty start for eastern scotland but cloud and rain is already coming into the west of scotland. a soggy and windy rush—hourfor northern of scotland. a soggy and windy rush—hour for northern ireland and wales. a dry start from northern england, the midlands and eastern england, the midlands and eastern england for the south—west of england, that wind is already picking up and some rain arriving as well. perhaps not the heaviest rains of the south—west of england but nonetheless, from strong wind to this weather front whips across was
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quickly through the morning so moving quickly towards the west and the rain pushing towards the west. could be snow as it passes across the hills of northern england in the mountains of scotland for a time. scotla nd mountains of scotland for a time. scotland remains showery. in the south it will be milder temperatures in double figures. a little breather as we look at the afternoon but overnight tuesday into wednesday this is a nasty area of low pressure. a deep one with gales, even pressure. a deep one with gales, eve n severe pressure. a deep one with gales, even severe gales were a central swathes of the british isles as we make our way into wednesday. the low is often to the north sea on wednesday but behind it strong winds. also, however, the showers, nasty with heavy downpours of rain, hailand nasty with heavy downpours of rain, hail and thunder. ace warley day to come on wednesday. and then we draw a breath briefly as we move through wednesday night into the early part of tuesday. a chilly start to thursday and here we go, the next
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area of low pressure pushing rain on thursday across the british isles and four friday the low pressure centre just parks up. windy day on friday with further showers to come. lively conditions in the week ahead with gales, spells of rain and on friday it looks like it will be colder coming to a wintry feel by next weekend. hello. this is bbc news with reeta chakra barti. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment. but first, the headlines. police in iran say a protester has shot dead one of their officers, as demonstrations against the government continue for a fifth night in a number of cities. a british family of five, who were killed in a seaplane crash in australia, have been identified, including an 11—year—old girl.


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