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the latest headlines from bbc news. kimjong—nam, the the latest headlines from bbc news. kim jong—nam, the half the latest headlines from bbc news. kimjong—nam, the half brother of the north korean leader was killed bya the north korean leader was killed by a highly toxic nerve agent according to police in malaysia. the exes classified by the united nations as a weapon of mass destruction. iraqi forces have moved into western mosul as they intensify their battle in driving so—called islamic state from the last major stronghold in iraq, they are responding with mortars and sniper fire. donald trump said that america will be bigger, stronger and better than ever before, speaking to the conservative wing of the republican party, she also said that the mexican wall is ahead of schedule. the french financial prosecutors have opened people enquiring, into the french presidential candidate, fillon, and he's family receiving payments. he denies it. tempi, rita chakra barty is here with a full
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round—up of the day ‘s news, first it is on his watch. and there and welcome to news watch with me samira ahmed. on this programme, is bbc news doing deals with celebrities? she gets to talk about their new film, they get to ask about the divorce. it was a very difficult time, and, we are a family. and we will always be a family. and we will always be a family. but first has stormed doris battered many parts of the uk on thursday, it could only mean one thing for bbc news reporters, you know what is coming next. here's alison freeman. we saw you earlier almost unable to stand up, it doesn't look much better now?m isn't rita, we have just watched this storm unfold throughout the morning, as the wind has become more
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and more powerful. it is so strong at the moment i can't look into it, and the foam that has been blown from the seat is a bit more like being ina from the seat is a bit more like being in a blizzard. but was that piece of broadcasting and location necessary , piece of broadcasting and location necessary, why is also? carol] left us necessary, why is also? carol] left us this message. i'm sure that the bbc will say that we do not put our reporters in danger and that she is 0k. not reporters in danger and that she is ok. not everyone however, may be as responsible, i use that term likely, as the bbc. they may think, let us go and stand on blackpool and they get blown over and hurt even worse cirrus to hurt or killed and will the bbc take responsibility? there is no need to have that woman standing in that position, encouraging others to think it is ok because it isn't. newspeak is radio one's news service targeting 16 to 29—year—olds, story is true on ordinary members of the public doing
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something on social media that quickly get picked up and printed widely. this week it is a story about a 20—year—old american student called nick who graded and critiqued a break—up letter from a called nick who graded and critiqued a break—up letterfrom a ex—friend he posted it on social media where it went viral. newspeak republished his tweet showing the letter. a number of people complained about the invasion of a young woman's prevacid, including somebody who said it was aiding the online harassment. and the bbc had published it purely for entertainment. well we asked newspeak for a response and this is what they told us: “— response and this is what they told us: —— newsbeat. now on sunday night the news at ten
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reported as one of its headline stories on a new film about cambodia's khmer rouge regime in 19705 cambodia's khmer rouge regime in 1970s which is being released later this year on netflix. it might not sound like obvious mainstream news material but its inclusion in the bulletin may have sung to do with the identity of its direct, jolie. what happened to its people was not properly understood. and notjust for the world but for the people of the country, i felt that i wanted them to be able to reflect on its. angelina jolie is keen to tell the story and focus on this country and its past but it has been difficult to keep the spotlight off her own personal life. wii nine incident
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occurred the undead to your separation, also know that you haven't said anything about this. —— we know that an incident occurred about your separation. only that, i don't want to say very much about that. except to say it was a very difficult time, and we are a family. that interview also ran the following day on breakfast and a news channel featured on the news website, and as part of a documentary shown on bbc world news. the driving force behind it was julie angus, the deputy director of the bbc world service. hejoins us 110w. the bbc world service. hejoins us now. first, can you tell us how did you get that angelina jolie interview? yes of course, we decided that it would be editorially interesting and important to take the advantage of being able to go to
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cambodia and make a feature about the film. and it is good that you explained that this is part of a longer documentary, one of the important things to bear in mind about this piece is that we are going to be producing a 23 minute documentary which will run on the bbc world news channel and on a news channel here in the uk and indeed a radio documentary. so what we did was gather quite a lot of material and we cut down some of it, broadcast ahead of time. so that, the audiences who watch those main bulletins on bbc one, would see the news piece. just to be clear, getting that interview with angelina jolie, were their deals or conditions? their word, we had done some work with her last year, i think she trusts the bbc to deal with the material in the film sensitively and proportionately. we we re sensitively and proportionately. we were able to agree with her that we would go and get some access to the film and its premiere which we felt would be of value to the audiences and would be of interest to the
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audiences and what we have seen from the statistics and the viewing figures and the online figures have confirmed that. what did you object to about this item? mainly because it is not news. it is as simple as that. this actually was a shameless piece of hollywood pr. it consisted of puff about the film, it was a long film of pol pot which is a0 or 50 yea rs long film of pol pot which is a0 or 50 years old, and then the most ludicrous so—called exclusive interview, which reminded me of a levitation seen from absolutely fabulous in which he said absolutely nothing. but this was trailed across the bbc, endlessly. it was headlined, it was the second or third most important in the world according to the running order of the bbc news. frankly you could hardly have made more fuss if it was the second coming. a lot of people would say that it would not have been done without her celebrity at
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all? i think her involvement in the film is certainly passed of the news story. certainly the ones have been made about the genocide but one of the important things about this film is that her involvement meant, that a major international personality was investing the time and the effort to make a cambodian language film with cambodian actors, and for the first time the whole machinery of the cambodian government including the king who attended the premiere was very publicly being associated with it and we felt because we don't get to go to cambodia very often, that actually that told us something editorially interesting about how other countries coming to terms with what has happened in the past. of course her presence was part of the story. but the bbc always makes a material across the wide range of subject areas. i think what people ought to see is authoritative and well—informed views. angelina jolie may well be that, but we can all see
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from america, the problem with pandering the way that you did with some of the most it's equally as questioning i have seen since the 19505, questioning i have seen since the 1950s, to celebrities. and celebrity views are worth no more than yours or mine frankly. what did you make of the fact that the headline of the story was about the marriage breakdown? she did and said anything about it, did she? by the way, that is none of our business. we do know and only a fool would think otherwise, that as and when she makes her announcement about that, it will be done through the hollywood pr machine and anyone who thinks she's going to answer a question on the bbc, about that is a fool. people watching, say that if this was about the film crews and the khmer rouge, why was the headline on news at ten about her marriage? if you look at how we presented the material right across the bbc will see clearly that we presented the story in the context of the film. but in terms of the
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news at ten what people were watching west up but if you look at the package, you have got a 3.5 minute piece, of which the a5 seconds is what happened in her family. we understand that people have a broad range of interest about this story and ways of getting into this story and ways of getting into this story and we think we have presented this material responsibly and i'm very sorry that might is not happy with it, i would hamper i would encourage him to watch the long for material, that we produced as part of this trip because when you have seen that, it is part of a fairer basis ofjudging the totality. you are emphasising that, the bbc sold the whole exclusive on the bbc sold the whole exclusive on the fact that you have got this celebrity angle, angelina jolie and her marriage break—up and the comment on it however little that was. that's what seems very odd to viewers like mike. i don't think thatis viewers like mike. i don't think that is fair, if you look right across the bbc news website, and the two national channels and throughout its coverage, i think that we have been very clear about headlining the film, the issues about cambodia and
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the unusual access. the unusual parts of the cambodian story. i think we have handled it responsibly but we are not going to cover up the fa ct but we are not going to cover up the fact that there was some interest for the public in what she had to say about this enormous international news stories. are you satisfied with what you have heard? no, and the fact of the matter is that people don't have the time and inclination, the fact of the matter was that it was headlined across the bbc as an exclusive interview about her marriage breakdown. as if anybody was interested in that, people are clearly, but she said absolutely nothing about it, and frankly i thought it was a fiasco. we will have to leave it there, thank you very much. finally steve hewlett died on monday was an occasional presenter and very welcome guest on this programme. he had a long and varied programme with production and executive roles, on the bbc and channel a and itv, he
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was editor of panorama at the time of its famous interview with princess diana in 1995 and he became a sought—after media commentator both on camera and in print and he presented radio a's media show from its launch in 2008. over the past few months he described the experience of having cancer in a moving series of radio interviews. steve will be much missed by family, friends and colleagues and by news watch viewers such as paul nelson who wrote to us on monday. "so sad, to hear of his passing. i shall never forget his candid interviews. thank you for all of your comments this week. if you want to share your opinions on bbc news current affairs, you can call us. all e—mail news watch. to have a look at our
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website. —— do have a look. coming up in sports day we will have all of the reaction to the sacking of claudio ranieri, the decision has been widely derided while the man himself says that history and has died. jose mourinho wore the initials of claudio ranieri on his kit to show his respect. and we will have a round—up of the women on the six nations. it is time now for the film review. hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases is jason solomon. so jason, what do we have this week? this week we sift the debris of the boston marathon in the company of kevin bacon and mark wahlberg in patriots day. we take a long, sad look at the life of footballer
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and alcoholic, george best. and putting you off fluffy robes for life, we seek a cure for wellness in a swiss alpine spa. so, let's start with patriots day. it is the story of the 2013 boston marathon bombing and the manhunt afterwards? yes, the aftermath. it gripped the world. there was this extraordinary bombing of the boston marathon, which takes place on patriots day. it is a well known national event. it was bombed by two brothers. their names were on everyone's lips in 2013. everyone remembers, the brothers that escaped. they had to shut the city down looking for the brothers. one was holed up in a boat in someone else's backyard. the strangely human story of this wanton
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destruction that they wrought. the film is put together in a classic disaster film fashion.


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