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tv   BBC News  BBCNEWS  January 23, 2018 8:00pm-9:00pm GMT

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this is bbc news. i'm matthew price. the headlines at 8.00pm: boris johnson is rebuked by the prime minister and senior ministers for calling for the nhs to be given extra money ahead of this morning's cabinet meeting. er, mrjohnson is the foreign secretary. i gave the health secretary an extra £6 billion at the recent budget and we will look at departmental allocations again at the spending dating from 1997. a court hears that a man accused of the finsbury park mosque attack received a message on social media from a far—right leader. investigators looking onto alleged russian meddling in the us election question attorney—general jeff sessions. the nominations for the 90th academy awards are out, with ‘the shape of water‘ leading the field. the fantasy romance starring british actress sally hawkins is in the running for 13 awards, including best picture and director. in tennis, britain's number two, kyle edmund, blasts his way
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through to the semi—finals of the australian open. boris johnson arrived at downing street this morning determined, it seemed, to demand more money for the nhs in england, but instead, it is understood that the foreign secretary was rebuked by the prime minister for his highly—publicised push to get an extra £100 million a week. theresa may told the cabinet that such conversations about the future of the nhs should remain private. 0ur political editor, laura kuenssberg, reports from westminster. she can come out in a wheelchair. that's our treatment room anyway, so that's not going to free up a bed.
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long waits... this gentleman hasjust come in. long days, another glimpse of the pressure at the university of north tees hospital, like wards around the country. we need more beds in the hospital. we need more beds for them to go to. number ten knows hospitals, patients and the public looks at them for answers. however unwelcome visitors making demands really are. reporter: do you want to be the chancellor, foreign secretary? he called for more cash at cabinet for the health service, making public before, what he planned to raise in private. the prime minister and others, unimpressed. inside, borisjohnson was told off for letting it be known he had been making such a call. reporter: foreign secretary, did you ask for more money for the nhs? no word after either way, from him. but other ministers didn't quite manage to hide their annoyance at what he'd done. did the foreign secretary raise the nhs this morning? you know as well as i do, you can't go discussing cabinet. the foreign secretary has been discussing the cabinet.
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clearly, many mps and the foreign secretary are frustrated that not enough is being done? we have record funding going into the nhs. we put in extra money in for the winter pressures. we've got a really good story to tell. the health secretary hurried into her waiting car, but is not surprisingly sympathetic to the idea of more taxpayers' money. this has stirred up a lot of fuss, but don't expect the foreign secretary's pronouncements to make much difference soon. but it's tricky for number ten, notjust because he is a loud voice who doesn't always toe the line. notjust because there are genuine concerns about how the health service is coping, but because there is an anxiety among some tory mps that number ten is short of ideas and short on ambition too. boris is right to speak out. it's not his brief and people might be upset about that, but if people wanted to speak out like boris, then they should have done. why the foreign secretary is making this point, is anybody's guess. but i think boris has set
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out his stall on brexit, now he setting out his stall on the nhs and no doubt we'll see boris setting out his stall on a lot of issues. i think boris has brexited himself from cabinet collective responsibility. the man in charge of the government's cheque—book hardly sounds sympathetic. mrjohnson is the foreign secretary. i gave the health secretary an extra £6 billion at the recent budget and we will look at departmental allocations again at the spending review when that takes place. thank you. sources suggest the health secretary is not plotting with mrjohnson, but perhaps every little helps. i don't think any health secretary is ever going to not support potential extra resources for his or her department. there was agreement in cabinet that money that may come back to the uk after brexit should be spent on priorities like the health service. but that is set against labour's
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demand for an extra 5 billion now. for patients like blanche, who we met struggling back in stockton waiting on a trolley, the nhs often helps them to a rapid recovery. yes, ifeel a lot better now, than i did, yeah. but for politicians who oversee the service, it rarely a simple case. laura kuennsburg, bbc news, westminster. let's get more on this now. i'm joined by katy balls, political correspondent at the spectator. this. why do he is supposed to have a cabinet responsibility. if there was a government policy he is supposed to go with that, not supposed to go with that, not supposed to go with that, not supposed to objected. if he is coming he could use will privately. the second problem is hisjob title.
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he is foreign secretary, so really this should be for the health secretary rather than the foreign secretary rather than the foreign secretary to make a case when it comes to nhs funding. presumably he did it because during the referendum campaign he was the leading opponent of the big figure on the bus that says spend the money on the nhs. yes, that is a big factor here. he thinks there is a morale problem and hospitals and more funds are needed. there is this £350 million on the bus. i think he's needs to show that he was a misleading the public and there will be more funds for the nhs. he gave an interview to the guardian last week where he said there should be even more money for there should be even more money for the nhs. theresa may wasn't vote leave. she doesn't feel like she has this obligation that boris does and thatis this obligation that boris does and that is making things difficult. how
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much of this is about the nhs and how much about a bigger concern in parts of the cabinet and parts of the conservative party that theresa may simply isn't showing vision? and think it is a bit of both. if there was a strong government agenda going on, they would be less scope for boris to do this. it is widely accepted across the party that the nhs will need more funding. the reason boris johnson felt that he in in quite an extraordinary way, chip reid brief but he was going set not, which is not normal, is a sign of theresa may's weakness and this sign up theresa may's weakness and this sign up drift that he could make the most of it, maybe binds the prime minister into action. what does theresa may do now? borisjohnson being removed as foreign secretary is not on the agenda because he is powerful, because of the powerful constituency he represents. what do
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she do in order to assert authority? borisjohnson has she do in order to assert authority? boris johnson has been she do in order to assert authority? borisjohnson has been slapped down several times. if you pre—brief but you're going to say it means your bossis you're going to say it means your boss is not that surprised. lots of cabinet ministers were asking to speak before boris and they set up an advantage was important to have these discussions in private. the big problem for theresa may is that she may have sure that she won't tolerate boris objecting in public, but ultimately the foreign secretary looks like he wants more funding for the nhs and theresa may doesn't, which isn't a great pr group. yes, it gets very tricky. thank you very much indeed. thank you very much indeed. we'll find out how this story and many others are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10.1i0pm this evening in the papers. our guests joining me tonight are political commentator jane merrick and kate forrester, political correspondent at the huffington post. a court has heard how the man accused of carrying out the finsbury park terror attack had told people in a pub that he was a soldier
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and going to kill all muslims. 48—year—old darren 0sborne is on trial for murder and attempted murder after the attack on two mosques in north london. he denies the charges. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford reports. the seconds just before a large white van, travelling at speed, smashed into a crowd of muslim men marking ramadan lastjune. it was the fourth attack last year and the first to target muslims. the prosecution said that in the previous fortnight, the man on trial for the attack, darren 0sborne, had searched dozens of times on the internet for ultra nationalist groups and stories about terror attacks, like the manchester bombing. the jury heard that in the 15 days before the attack, darren 0sborne received two direct communications from far right leaders. a direct message on twitter from the deputy leader of britain first, jayda fransen and a note from tommy robinson, one of the founders of the english defence league,
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in which he talked about a nation within a nation forming beneath the surface in the uk. a nation based upon violence and on islam. 0n the morning of the day before the attack, 0sborne had hired a large box van from a local rental company. and that evening, he sat down in his local pub in cardiff with a pen and paper. the prosecution say that's when he wrote a note, later found in the van, which talks about feral, inbred, raping muslim men, hunting in packs. callum spence, a serving soldier, was in the pub. he told the jury that darren 0sborne said to him, "all ourfamilies are going to be muslim." and then, "i'm going to kill all muslims, i'm going to take things into my own hands." less than 28 hours later, the van darren 0sborne hired, killed makram ali and seriously injured several others. he denies murder and attempted murder. daniel sandford, bbc news, at woolwich crown court. there appears to be significant news
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emerging this evening. it has emerged that police are investigating a new allegation of sexual assault made against the convicted rapistjohn worboys, who committed offences while driving a london black cab. he was jailed indefinitely in 2009, but is due to be released at the end of this month. our home affairs correspondent danny shaw explained the case. it was thought he carried out over 100 sexual attacks against women dating back from 2002, but obviously those cases have gone to court, it was deemed that there wasn't enough evidence, they can't be looked at again without fresh material. what we learned today is that scotland ya rd we learned today is that scotland yard has received a fresh allegation againstjohn worboys of sexual assault dating back to 1997, so five yea rs assault dating back to 1997, so five years earlier than it was thought his offending started. that allegation was made this month. it
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is being taken extremely seriously, i understand, by detectives from scotla nd i understand, by detectives from scotland yard. the enquiry is in its early stages and they haven't, as yet, arrested mr worboys or interviewed him. potentially this is significant because there is growing u nrest significant because there is growing unrest about his impending release. if that investigation moved swiftly and effectively and potentially lead toa criminal and effectively and potentially lead to a criminal charge, it is impossible to see really high mr worboys could then be left out pending any future criminal proceedings or trial. 0bviously pending any future criminal proceedings or trial. obviously this isa proceedings or trial. obviously this is a very early stages and it may amount to nothing, but it is clearly amount to nothing, but it is clearly a significant development. police in west yorkshire have confirmed a body discovered in a river yesterday is that of missing ursula keogh. the 11—year—old was last seen on monday afternoon dressed in her school uniform. in a statement, police said they are working to establish the "full circumstances" surrounding the death, but earlier said the disappearance was not thought to be suspicious. ursula's family have been informed
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and are being supported by trained officers. thousands of management posts are likely to be cut in a re—organisation of. sainsbury‘s said there will be fewer but better paid management roles in each of his stores. the bbc says the broadcaster aled jones is to resume work presenting songs of praise. he was suspended last october while complaints about inappropriate past behaviour were investigated. in a statement, aled jones apologised for the "hurt" he caused and gave his assurance his behaviour won't be repeated. the headlines on bbc news: borisjohnson has boris johnson has been borisjohnson has been rebuked by the prime minister calling for the nhs to be given extra money before the cabinet meeting this morning. scotland yard has begun
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an investigation into a new allegation of sexual assault made against the serial sex attackerjohn worboys. a court hears that a man accused of the finsbury park mosque attack —— received a message on social media from a far—right leader. sport now and a full round up from the bbc sport centre. there's a place at stake in the first domestic cup final of the season. it's the league cup semi—final second leg between championship bristol city and premier league leaders manchester city at ashton gate. manchester city are 2—1 up after the first leg thanks to a sergio aguero injury time goal at the etihad. there is one game in
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the scottish premiership tonight, and it's a glasgow derby with leaders celtic making the short trip to face partick thistle. brendan rodgers side are looking to establish an eleven point lead at the top of the table. around half an hour gone at firhill and it's goalless. phil neville is the new england women's head coach. the former manchester united and valencia coach has signed a deal until 2021. he won six premier league titles as a player with manchester united and won over 50 caps with england . mo marley, who had been in interim charge since mark sampson's sacking last year. phil has been a coach at certain levels. has never really been the number one, never really worked in women's football and whether think thatis women's football and whether think that is me being sexist or not,
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working with women, working with men is completely different and he will have to learn very quickly. and that it isa have to learn very quickly. and that it is a little bit strange. which all the best. we have a fantastic tea m all the best. we have a fantastic team at the moment that has been doing incredibly well, so the pressure is as well. great britain's kyle edmund will play marin cilic in the australian open semi—final. he's reached the last four of a grand slam for the first time after beating the third seed grigor dimitroc in four sets. it's also the first time that he has beaten a top 10 player. if edmund makes it past cilic on thursday morning, he'll also overtake andy murray as british number one. cilic made it past rafa nadal in his quesrterfinal, the world number one retiring with a leg injury. iam i am loving it right now high i am playing. it is my first grand slam semifinal, first and playing in one of the biggest court in the world.
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they are great feelings. you don't play in a semifinal of the grand slam everyday. so, yeah, iwilljust try to enjoy it as much as possible. i knew i was in a good place. there was no reason why i knew i was in a good place. there was no reason why my tennis wasn't good enough to win. it is about going out there and doing it. meanwhile, more shocks in the women's game as belgium's elise mertens thrashed fourth seed elina svitolina to book her place in the semi—final. the world number 37 won 6—4, 6—0, breaking five times and winning 28 of 52 points on the ukranian's serve. it's the first time she's beaten a top five player and goes into the semi final on a 10—match winning streak. she'll face caroline wozniacki who withstood a fightback from spain's unseeded carla suarez navarro to book her place in the semifinal. she won in three sets 6—0, 6—7, 6—2 to face mertens on thursday.
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that is all the sport for now. i will be back with sportsday at 10:30 p:m.. thank you very much indeed. the us attorney—general, jeff sessions, has been interviewed by the office of the special counsel investigating alleged russia meddling in the 2016 presidential election. mr sessions is the first member of president trump's cabinet known to have been questioned by the inquiry, which is being led by the former fbi director robert mueller. a justice department spokesperson confirmed the meeting took place last week. 0ur correspondent gary 0'donoghue is in washington. the president is playing this down. he is. he says he's not worried
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about the fact that attorney general has been questioned by the special counsel. and guess what else could he say at this stage? whenjeff sessions decided to take himself out of the soil brush enquiry by accusing himself back in the early pa rt accusing himself back in the early part of last year, he made his displeasure with that very, very clear. since then there personal relations have deteriorated substantially. that is the background to it. in terms of what's they would have asked jeff sessions, certainly about these meetings he had with the russian ambassador during the campaign, meeting she will remember he forgot he had had was asked about them i have senate committee, and they will be asking him or will have asked him about the firing of james comey, him or will have asked him about the firing ofjames comey, because donald trump said about a year ago that one of the reasons he had to go
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was because it was the trouble it was because it was the trouble it was causing donald trump over the russian investigation. where does the investigations stand now? what sort of time frame i looking at for any conclusion? your guess is as good as mine but i would suggest that know they are starting to talk to people likejeff sessions, there will be talking to steve bannon, the special counsellor who was fired earlier on because of a polymer with donald trump, now they are talking to that kind of person, that level of person, that seems to me to suggest that the enquiry is entering a new stage, they are starting to put some of those big questions to some of those top people. i think a lot of people will see that as an indication that they are moving towards what might be a conclusion. thank you very much indeed. some of the biggest names in business and politics have
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gathered in the swiss resort of davos for this year's world economic forum. the indian prime minister, narendra modi, opened this year's event and president trump is expected to speak later this week. 0ur economics editor, kamal ahmed, is in davos. today was opened by narendra modi, the prime minister of india, the first time prime minister of india has spoken to here since 1997. he made a big day for globalisation saying it was not a time to raise trade barriers, very similar message from decorate the —— canadian prime minister who has just finished speaking here, again talking about progressive politics, globalisation being made to work for everybody. a little whiff about what we will be talking about tomorrow, that will be europe. today i have interviewed the norwegian prime minister and i spoke to her about those brexit
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negotiations and because norway is not a member of the european union, it isa not a member of the european union, it is a member of what is called the european economic area. some people think britain should join it once we have left the european union. i asked her and you will have some involvement in those brexit negotiations, what was the best deal that britain should look for. we hope that there will be an agreement, a soft brexit, an agreement, a soft brexit, an agreement that will not put large barriers for trade inside europe again, that we hope they will find a good solution. we are both working well with the british and the eu on that. the three countries outside the eu that are following all the regulations on the single market and norway has a large trade and activity towards britain. so that is the norwegian prime minister calling
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for a soft brexit," operation between britain and the european union. tomorrow will be a day of europe at the world economic forum. count them, the number of european leaders coming here tomorrow. the leaders coming here tomorrow. the leader of france, germany, italy, greece and the leader of poland all here, all talking up the european approach to globalisation, very much trying to set their stall out before, as you say the arrival of president trump on friday, the day after theresa may comes here on thursday, president trump, much more, convert it, saying that the working has done on protecting the us economy has led to economic boom times in america. it will be a fascinating three days here in the snow of the alps in davos. the 0scar nominations are out and leading the field with 13 nominations is the fantasy romance the shape of water, starring the british actress sally hawkins.
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the best actor category is dominated by brits, with gary 0ldman, daniel day—lewis and daniel kaluuya all nominated. meryl streep, who already has three 0scars to her name, has been nominated for the 21st time in her career — this time for her role in the post. 0ur arts editor, will gompertz, has more. guillermo del toro's amphibian fantasy love story the shape of water leads the way with 13 0scar nominations, including best picture. a category which also sees the critically acclaimed dark comedy thriller three billboards 0utside ebbing, missouri nominated. i want to go where culture is. as well as the coming—of—age drama lady bird. good to see another brother around here. also short listed is the horror mystery get out. and a couple of british
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world war ii films, christopher nolan's dunkirk... when will the lesson be learned? and darkest hour, which sees mr churchill struggling in his early days as britain's wartime prime minister. several of the scenes in darkest hour were shot in a replica of this place, the churchill war rooms in westminster, where i am joined by the editor in chief of the film magazine empire. terri, welcome. thank you. we're going to go through the runners and riders, starting with best film. will darkest hour win? i don't think it will. i think it will go to the shape of water, guillermo del toro's fantasy monster epic. actually, the film i think should win is get out. which has a british rising star, daniel kaluuya, in the lead role. he gets a best actor nomination. along with daniel day lewis for phantom thread... timothee chalamet for call me by your name... and gary 0ldman for darkest hour.
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quite a list for best actor, quite a lot of stories. will daniel day—lewis win yet another 0scar in what might be his last film? will gary 0ldman win for churchill for darkest hour in the cabinet war rooms? or will it be somebody else? i think it is gary 0ldman's year. how he has never won an oscar is beyond me and darkest hourfeels like his finest moment. the best actress category will be really competitive. so who will win — sally hawkins for the shape of water? 0r frances mcdormand for three billboards 0utside ebbing, missouri? maybe margot robbie for i, tonya. 0r saoirse ronan for lady bird. or even perhaps meryl streep for the post. that's a great list. are you going to say we're going to get another british win for sally hawkins, or maybe meryl streep? no way, this year it's all about frances mcdormand in three billboards 0utside ebbing,
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missouri, one of the great dramatic performances of the year. i suspect she is right. we will find out on the 11th of march, when the oscars are awarded. will gompertz, bbc news. 0ur correspondentjames cook is there in la. any surprises in this list? i think perhaps the biggest surprise might be the strength of get out, not that it has not been critically acclaimed, but people have been talking about it as much in the run—up. this horror film, talking about it as much in the run—up. this horrorfilm, directed byjordan peel, who becomes only the fifth black person ever nominated for directing, and starring the british actor daniel kaluuya. it is nominated for best picture, best original screenplay. get out has raised a few eyebrows and people are not talking about that to challenge
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some of the bigger films that it is up some of the bigger films that it is up against. the shape of water and also three billboards 0utside ebbing, missouri, it is nominated in seven categories. that is a film directed in this case by a british person, martin mickjones. he has not been nominated for directing, but he is for best original screenplay. this year there is a lot of interest in women's roles and women's treatment in hollywood. that is highlighted by one of the nomination for best director, greta gershwin. the first time in many yea rs gershwin. the first time in many years that a woman has got the nomination. greta guerra wig, nominated for directing ladybird, this coming of age conversation in many respects between her mother and daughter. great ayton guerra wig is
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only the fifth woman ever to be nominated for best director and the first woman to be nominated in this category since 2010. there are was a lot of attention on women in hollywood this year with the me, to movement and allegations of sexual assault and harassment that has spiralled since the downfall of the producer harvey weinstein. a lot of attention on that. and on the best actress category, which is exceptionally strong this year. all of those best actress nominee starring in good films. because of what happened last year, there will bea what happened last year, there will be a lot of attention if the people who hand out the awards can be denied the right awards! yes, it would be pretty astonishing if they managed to make a mess of it again, two years managed to make a mess of it again, two yea rs in managed to make a mess of it again, two years in a row! there will be a lot of attention on that. but
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attention on other things, too. how will they top the golden globes which was a protest, lots of people wearing black in protest of working conditions and cultural conditions for women in hollywood and what they have had to endure for so long. a couple of interesting note on that. christopher plummer is nominated, replacing the disgraced kevin spacey at the last minute. at 88, christopher plummer is the oldest acting nominee in 0scars history. james franco snubbed for the disaster artist, his performance had been praised, but just disaster artist, his performance had been praised, butjust before the balloting process closed, he was accused by five women of sexual harassment charges, which he denies, but could have cost them a place amongst the nominees. james, thank you very much indeed. lovely sunny day in los angeles. storm georgina if the next one in
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this season and it has been named by the irish weather service and is on its way to the north—western corner of the british isles. that is the number of isobars, wind is a real feature for the rest of the night especially in northern and western parts of the british isles and it will be accompanied by some heavy rain. temperatures not too bad, still that mild feel to proceedings but as we begin the day the concern is about the strength of the wind and there is a lot of rain. local radio will keep it up the mark. it is not just at the centre radio will keep it up the mark. it is notjust at the centre there are concerns, this front its own right will spread wet and windy weather across the country. it is near the centre that we cadaver gusts up to 80 mph and following on behind the rain in the south some sunny spells and showers but wherever you are heading, take care. this is bbc news. our latest headlines... the foreign secretary,
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borisjohnson, has been rebuked by the prime minister and senior ministers for calling for the nhs to be given extra money. mrjohnson is the foreign secretary. i gave the health secretary an extra £6 billion at the recent budget and we will look at departmental allocations again at the spending review when that takes place. scotland yard has begun an investigation into a new allegation of sexual assault made against the serial sex attacker, john worboys. a court has heard that a man accused of the finsbury park mosque attack received a message on social media from a far—right leader. darren 0sborne denies murder and attempted murder. the us attorney generaljeff sessions has been questioned by the investigation as to whether russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election. in a moment we'll be looking at the runners and riders in this
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year's 0scar nominations. the ministry of defence has regained control of a review that was expected to have ended in major cuts for the armed forces. it's being seen as a significant move and a victory for the defence secretary, gavin williamson. 0ur defence correspondent, jonathan beale, explained the implications of the decision. it is a significant victory for gavin williamson. he has wrestled back control of a review that was being overseen by another department, the national security council. we know that review was looking at fairly brutal cuts to the armed forces such as cutting the number of armed forces personnel by 14,000, cutting the number of warships by seven, dozens of aircraft also being axed. now he has control of this review. he is amongst friends here in the mod, he also has more time to argue his case to the treasury for more money.
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this does not mean, though, that he will get a reprieve. it does not mean the armed forces will not be cut but, as one insider here said, it gives us a fighting chance. a pupil at secondary school near the german city of dortmund has been killed by a fellow classmate. the attack happened in the morning at a comprehensive school in the town of lunen. a teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murder. two teenagers have been killed in a shooting at a school in the us state of kentucky. 17 others were injured when a student opened fire at marshall county high school in the town of benton. it is the second gun attack atan benton. it is the second gun attack at an american school this week. fox's planned takeover of sky isn't in the public interest, according to the competition watchdog.
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the competition and markets authority says allowing the murdoch family's company to go ahead with the deal would give them too much "influence over public opinion and the political agenda". fox has been trying to buy the 61% of sky that it does not currently own. earlier our media editor, amol rajan, explained the latest developments and what significance they had for rupert murdoch's company. remember, six or seven years ago was the first bid from the murdochs to take, through bskyb, full control of sky. that was scuppered by the phone hacking scandal. they bid again, especially through james murdoch, and this time it has been stuck in the regulatory quagmire for the best part of a year. first 0fcom and now the competition and markets authority have said that they are happy with the bid in terms of broadcasting standards and the commitment to high broadcasting standards of sky, but they have concerns about media plurality. the basic line is excessive concentration of power in too few people would be a problem. but the big issue here, a couple of issues, one is they have suggested some remedies which should actually be quite easy for sky to come up with. but the whole story and the whole saga could get superseded
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by the fact that there is of course another takeover bid going on which is the fact that rupert murdoch decided and shocked us all when he said in december he was going to sell up his whole company to disney. if disney, the american us entertainment giant, buy fox, then all of these concerns about media plurality will probably fall away. tsunami alerts have been lifted following a powerful earthquake in the gulf of alaska. the 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck this morning 175 miles southeast of the town of kodiak. it prompted warnings of a possible tsunami down the west coast of north america. richard galpin reports. it's the dead of night on the island of kodiak, just off mainland alaska. the wailing sirens are waking people to warn them a tsunami could soon hit the area. hello, kodiak. sergeant beaver here. just to remind people that this is not a drill, this is a tsunami warning,
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everyone get at least 100 feet above sea level. the mountain is safe but it's very backed up right now so you won't make it there in five minutes. the island of kodiak, home to almost 111,000 people, lies on the southern coast of alaska and is close to the epicentre of the earthquake. it's not long before roads are clogged with cars heading away from the coast in search of safety at higher ground. many have been taking shelter in this school. people are very calm here. kodiak residents are used to earthquakes, not of this magnitude. the emergency sirens are still going off but we haven't had any reports of anything happening.
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now the tsunami warnings for alaska and the west coasts of canada and the us have been lifted. the feared tsunami has not materialised. doctors say the health and wellbeing of children in england is lagging behind that in scotland and wales. the royal college of paediatrics and child health says the government has failed to improve care in a number of "fundamental areas" such as by banning junk food advertising. the government insists it has "world—leading plans" in place for child health as our health correspondent, dominic hughes, reports. being healthy when you are young makes a big difference to your chances of good health in later life. at an after—school gym session in manchester are sisters grace and mia. both of them enjoy the rewards a work—out gives them. fitter, confident. just happier with yourself, yeah. personally, ijust feel good about myself, think i've done well, and achieve better stuff. young people exercising in gyms
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like this are exactly what health experts would like to see more of. their concern is that there is not enough support from government to allow children and their families to establish healthy habits that will see them through life. last year a report showed that, when it comes to the health of our children, the uk was lagging behind other european nations. so, one year on, has the situation improved ? in scotland, there is praise for a new mental health strategy and better support for mothers who breast—feed. likewise in wales, where a smoking ban in playgrounds has been introduced. but the report says cuts to public health budgets in england are hitting children's services hard and the issue doesn't get the same political attention. we would really love to see cabinet level responsibility for child health in all policies. without that, i think we are doomed to short termism and the inevitable downstream consequences for the country and the country's health and economic well—being.
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the department of health in england says it has world—leading plans in place to combat obesity and improve mental health, and the sugar tax is funding breakfast clubs and sports. this one is a full body machine, so it works your arms and legs together. but this report warns that if our children and young people don't get a good healthy start in life, they are more likely to struggle as adults. dominic hughes, bbc news. we are going down to australia because kyle edmund is one victory away from a place in the final of the australian open and on the verge of taking over from the australian open and on the verge of taking overfrom injured andy murray as the addition of one. his family located from south africa to east yorkshire when he was three and that was where he first played his serious tennis. kate sweeting sent us this report from one of kyle's former tennis clubs. we have followed him from boy to man, from humble beginnings to the world stage. and at beverley tennis club today, one of kyle's first training grounds, the members were ecstatic about having such
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a successful export. i told all my friend this morning i was going to play on hallowed ground this afternoon, since his win! it's just a great feeling for beverley it's brilliant, lovely. we're on the map. we are all going to have to get pink tennis shoes! if kyle edmund were to go all the way and win the australian open, he would in fact be the second person from beverley tennis club to do so because in 1929 this man won it — colin gregory. for their most recent champion. it would be great if someone like that from the town was to do so well, yeah. i think it's absolutely fantastic and great for the town. i think everybody you speak to it obviously already knows who he is and they are aware of how well he is doing and especially with andy murray not
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being about at the moment. it's great. at kyle's former junior school in pocklington, they were also rooting for him. absolutely superb. really thrilled, we all are at pocklington school. he has developed physically, he seems more confident now than he ever has been and i think this could be the start of something big for him. kyle edmund's star is certainly rising but how high is up to him. the south african jazz musician, hugh masekela, has died at the age of 78. among his hits was ‘grazing in the grass' which went to number one in the united states in 1968. he was also renowned for anti—aparthied songs such as ‘soweto blues‘. south africa's president,
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jacob zuma, said he kept the torch of freedom alive and his contribution in the struggle for liberation would never be forgotten. the headlines on bbc news... the foreign secretary, boris johnson, has been rebuked by the prime minister and senior ministers for calling for the nhs to be given extra money. scotland yard has begun an investigation into a new allegation of sexual assault made against the serial sex attacker, john worboys. a court here that a man accused of the finsbury park mosque attack received a message on social media from a far right leader. —— a court hears. the nominations for the 90th academy awards have been announced, as the build up and excitement to the award ceremony gets underway. guillermo del toro's fantasy romance, the shape of water,
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is this year's most nominated film. it has received 13 nominations, including best picture. the war epic dunkirk comes in second with eight nominations, followed by three billboards 0utside ebbing, missouri, which sweeped the golden globes earlier this month. in the best actor category, britain's gary 0ldman is up for his role as winston churchil in darkest hour, daniel day lewis for phantom thread, a period drama tale of a renowned dressmaker who falls in love with a waitress in glamorous 1950s londonm and daniel kaluuya for his role in get out. best actress nominations include frances mcdormand for three billboards 0utside ebbing, missouri, along with brit sally hawkins for the shape of water and saoire ronan for lady bird. lets discuss those nominations more, i'm joined by film critic rhianna dhillon. starting with the shape of water, i
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had not heard of it, should i have done? absolutely now! this is something you are missing out on. 13 nominations which is incredible and it isa nominations which is incredible and it is a beautiful, sublime film. guillermo del toro got best director at the golden globes and it puts him in pretty good stead for best director here. where i think it will do well is not in the acting categories, i think three billboards will push that out. but in the visual effect it deserves to come it is stunning and we should take a look. get them out. bring it here.
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i mentioned three billboards outside evering missouri and i think that is a film that has impressed people with the acting. frances mcdormand isa with the acting. frances mcdormand is a shoe in for best actress. she won for fargo which was a long time ago but she is an established actress. sam rockwell and woody harrelson have both been nominated for supporting. and dunkirk as well, that has got quite a few nominations. chris nolan is one of the best directors we have. the way he tells the story of dunkirk, the setup and structure of it, it is so unusual and so chris nolan but i don't think he's going to win. i think it will be one of those that gets nominated for a lot and does not win that many. but we ask you about women because there is a big focus on the way that women have been treated in hollywood and the
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roles they get and also the roles they have behind the scenes. this yearfor they have behind the scenes. this year for leaderboards, greta they have behind the scenes. this yearfor leaderboards, greta goh would get a nonissue for best director and it is astonishing to note that in all of the years the 0scars have been going on committee is only the fifth woman to get a best director nomination and only one has won it. yes, kathryn bigelow won it previously and it is because women in hollywood do not get the chance to direct films that get attention. is that because the films that women want to direct are not taken up by studios or is it because... because studios are not taken them on traditionally as directors? it is absolutely the latter. women have directed incredible films that are absolutely 0scar worthy that have been overlooked for men. i am quite relayed to see that someone like steven spielberg is not in the best director list because he is an obvious choice but he's not doing
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anything new or exciting. the post isa anything new or exciting. the post is a competent film but that is it whereas lady bird is something exciting. and something of behind the scenes, did i remember right that the people who make up the academy are overwhelmingly men? absolutely, they always have been. in the wake of the oscars so white debacle, obviously this has been going on for decades, but they did try to change that around which is why the categories are a bit more diverse this year. they invited more than 8000 people of colour and females and just tried to make it a bit more relevant. let's go parochial and talk brits and british nominations. gary 0ldman is the favoured already. i think it is more ofa favoured already. i think it is more of a bad time for him, the fact that he has never won at 0scar before. his role as churchill, the most
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impressive thing about that film, as are the prosthetics, the big double chin is something we're never going to forget! but i have my eye on daniel kauuya and get out is such an underdog film, i would love to see that do well. we will keep an eye on all of those tips you have given us and i'm going to go off and see some of those films. thank you for coming technology and the natural world don't always go hand in hand but researchers have made a fascinating discovery about the new caledonian crow. it makes hooks out of twigs in order to help it get grubs out of trees. 0ur science correspondent victoria gill explains why the finding is so significant. a very crafty crow. these birds are carefully manufacturing hooks out of sticks, that they will use to snag spiders and grubs that are hiding in tree holes. they use their bills like a precision instrument. they will take away small
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fibres of wood to get this really pointed and sharp, so they can snag their prey with it. in tests carried out in these purpose—built aviaries, when the crows made and used their specialised hooks, they captured their food ten times faster than when using a simple twig. this, the scientists say, means the crows have revealed a glimpse of why a new technology is invented and developed. since researchers first observed our closest primate cousins, the chimpanzees, using sticks as tools, many creatures have joined the ranks of tool—using animals. these sea otters use rocks as hammers to crack open shellfish, and these elephants in sri lanka are using branches to swat away flies. but only humans and new caledonian crows have independently engineered the simple but hugely important hook. the very earliest human—made fishing hooks were made just 23,000 years ago. and, crucially, these were a big technological breakthrough for each species,
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a way of foraging for food much more efficiently to increase their chances of survival. technology that could be passed from generation to generation. it's fascinating to have these birds that make tools which are believed to have been a very major innovation in humans' technological evolution. when you look at how our ancestors refined their technology, the invention of the hook was a key event. there are signs that some of the wild birds are fine—tuning their hook designs, so it seems these remarkable crows could be on their very own technological journey. victoria gill, bbc news, st andrews. the north eastern state of assam in india is one of the world's biggest tea producers. but workers who pick the leaves are facing a new threat. as tea plantations expand into the forests around them, they come into conflict with the elephant population. navin singh khadka reports from assam. the tea leaves these women
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are picking will end up on supermarket shelves across the globe. it is a beautiful part of the world but also a dangerous one. those mountains are in bhutan, bordering this indian state, assam. wild elephants keep moving between these two places, as they always have. but when they find that the forests have been cleared by tea gardens like this they become hostile to people. nearly 800 people have been killed by elephants in assam over the past decade. mariam kerketta lost her 26—year—old daughter last october. her friend shows me where she jumped off the scooter and tried to run away from the elephant. translation: both sides of the tea garden had fencing so my daughter could not escape. i never got to say goodbye to her.
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i couldn't even see her when she was still alive. government officials say small growers are illegally taking over forest land but a community leader says big tea companies are involved too. but the organisation representing most tea firms, the indian tea association, rejects this. it says it is not encroaching on forest land. the warden of uralgudi forest says his hands are tied as tea gardens have taken over part of the forest that he has no control over. translation: there was plenty of food and water for the elephants but later, because of the increasing population, tea plantations
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began in these areas. and because elephants don't eat tea leaves, they now enter villages and we see these contacts with humans. a government official told me they had recently recovered some land which was being used illegally for tea gardens. it is a small step but the bigger issue remained how people and elephants can live together. mariam kerketta wants no other family to suffer her loss. navin singh khadka, bbc news, assam, india. let's have a look at the weather now. i'm desperate for some sunshine, iam now. i'm desperate for some sunshine, i am getting seasonal affective disorder! as they say in the sport, you had better look away now! i know it is
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night—time, but the indication of wet and windy weather on its way towards the british isles, already quite breezy in the midlands. this was earlier this afternoon. there we re was earlier this afternoon. there were some gaps in the cloud on what was essentially quite a cloudy day but at its best it got to look a bit like that. thank you to one of our weather watchers over towards felixstowe. but my eyes are being drawn to this great mass of cloud rushing towards us and that is the latest named storm, storm georgina. hopefully you are not in the north west of scotland tomorrow because the weather will be at its wettest and windiest tomorrow, and it is pretty windy across many northern and western part overnight with rain
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as well and it could wake you up. if you are on the move first thing tomorrow is, it is gales and some heavy rain, not just tomorrow is, it is gales and some heavy rain, notjust near the centre which we will come back to but even as this front moves across england and wales, as it will be quite squally in its own right. close to the centre, we might find some of those gussets easily at 70 mph —— some of those gusts. and as we come back towards the weather front which is moving further south and east, the wind around there, and notjust in the hills and on the coast, but even inland you could be looking at 40-50 even inland you could be looking at 40—50 mph so bear that in mind if you are travelling first thing in the morning rush hour. that fund will gradually moved further south and east, the centre is around for the greater part of the day in
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northern and eastern scotland. that'll be disruptive but those strong winds not just that'll be disruptive but those strong winds notjust confined to the core of the system. through the evening and into thursday, there is a new low centre, nowhere near as windy, a day of sunny spells and showers and friday is even quieter. that is when you get your sunshine. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is 0utside source. china, south korea and the us are standing off over trade. president trump's america first approach is kicking in — he's approved steep tariffs on washing machines and solar panels. us attorney—generaljeff sessions is questioned by the investigation into russian interference in us election. q
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