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this is bbc news. i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 11:00: the brexit secretary urges mps to back the bill for exiting the eu to pave the way for the triggering of article 50. what we can't have is either house of parliament reversing the decision of the british people. gunfire. explosion. we've heard three car bombs going on in the distance, we've also had a lot incoming mortarfire, you can hear now the sounds of battle. the iraqi army continues to make gains against so—called islamic state. following a night of violence in rotterdam, turkey's president warns the netherlands it will "pay the price" for expelling his foreign minister. at least 48 people have been killed in a landslide at a vast rubbish dump in ethiopia. and at 11:30 we'll have a look at tomorrow's papers,
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many front pages look ahead to next week, when the government is expected to begin the formal process of the brexit. good evening and welcome to bbc news. the brexit secretary david davis has called on mps to back the government's brexit bill when it returns to the commons tomorrow, after the lords twice went against the government. peers voted to guarantee the rights of eu citizens in the uk, and to ensure that parliament has a vote on an eventual deal. but mr davis said it would not be acceptable for parliament to try to reverse the will of the british people. if mps do pass it, theresa may could trigger article 50 — that's the formal process of brexit — this week. 0ur chief political correspondent vicki young reports. theresa may wants to get on with it. for months she has vowed to kick—start brexit talks
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by the end of march. but some here in parliament are fighting to get safeguards written into law before the negotiations begin. today, the brexit secretary tried to reassure mps and peers that they would get a vote on the prime minister's final deal with the eu. but... what we can't have is either house of parliament reversing the decision of the british people. they haven't got a veto on it. what does it mean otherwise? people talk about meaningful votes. what does it mean otherwise? peers have defeated the government twice, and labour's standing firm. what we say to the prime minister, and i wrote to her on friday, reflect on what the house of lords has said by majorities of nearly 100. they have sent back two really important issues. this issue of the eu nationals, and the issues of the vote. reflect on that. don'tjust have this obsession with getting article 50 triggered this week.
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the two—line brexit bill is still making its way through parliament. last week, the house of lords made their changes. the government will try to overturn these in the commons tomorrow. if they succeed, the bill returns to the lords almost immediately, and if they give way, the final stage of royal assent could be completed tomorrow night. so the government has some parliamentary hurdles to get over this week, but ministers seem confident that theresa may will be able to stick to her original plan, formally telling the rest of the eu that the uk is ready to start negotiating its exit, and attention is turning to exactly what kind of deal, if any, the uk can get. the prime minister has said publicly that no deal for the uk is better than a bad deal, but that would mean tariffs on exports under world trade organisation rules. my fear is that what this is really about, is us deliberately, not the prime minister, but others deliberately ensuring that we have no deal.
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and no deal pretty soon, and in that event, wejump off the cliff on to wto tariffs and nobody in this country, the people of this country don't have a say. some cabinet ministers seem relaxed about the possibility. as it happens, we would be perfectly ok if we weren't able to get an agreement, but i am sure we will. mr davis admits the government is preparing a contingency plan in case there's no deal, but he doesn't think it is remotely likely. look, it's going to be tough. let's make no bones about it, there will be tough points in this negotiation, but it is in everybody‘s interest that we get a good outcome. parliament's debate about this bill isn't quite over, but after months of talking about the talks, formal negotiations will soon be under way. iraqi forces have made more gains in west mosul, the largest city still under the control of the islamic state group. government troops, backed
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by a us—led coalition, recaptured the east of the city in late january, after more than 100 days of fighting. now they say a third of the west, which is almost completely surrounded, has been reta ken. around 600,000 civilians are believed to be trapped inside. 0ur middle east correspondent 0rla guerin and cameraman nico hameon have been travelling with the iraqi forces. you may find parts of their report distressing. a rare glimpse of western mosul. explosion. urban warfare on a momentous scale. caught below, hundreds of thousands of civilians. this is the place where is proclaimed its caliphate. here it was born, and here, iraqi forces say, it will die. 0n the ground, they are advancing, but struggling to hold what they capture.
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they pound is positions. then frantic gunfire towards the threat overhead. an is drone, maybe carrying explosives. they manage to shoot it down. well, this is as far as we can go for 110w. as you can ,hear there is a lot of gunfire in the area. there are snipers in position on this street. we have cover here, so we won't be moving from this position, but within the last half an hour or so, we've heard three car bombs going off in the distance. we've also had a lot of incoming mortarfire — you can hear now the sounds of battle. the is fighters that are in this area are putting up fires resistance. up fierce resistance.
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then the conflict came a bit closer. the man who didn't flinch is major alani. hours later, he was wounded in battle. he is now recovering in hospital. troops using every weapon, even home—made rockets. then the rush to retrieve a casualty. we can't say how many have paid with their lives, iraqi forces don't reveal their losses. but they have the extremists outgunned and encircled. they believe victory is guaranteed in mosul, in time. but ending the caliphate may not end is. general abbas is in the thick of the battle. he told us the narrow streets and civilian presence
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are complicating the advance. in front of is city, it is very hard because we need to keep to take care for the citizen. we need to be aggressive against is guys, we need to put very clear plan, to clear the area. that means we need to put a plan to survive or citizens. and as the fighting rages, more weary civilians leave scarred neighbourhoods. where they have been caught between the militants and the army. few may have endured more than this man. is put an anti—aircraft gun near his house. an air strike targeting the extremists brought the roof down on his family. "three of my daughters
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are dead," he says. "they buried my heart." "my daughters were under the concrete of the house." "they didn't let me see them before they were buried." as well as losing his daughter, and his home, he lost his leg. he prays god will destroy is, as they have destroyed iraq. 0rla guerin, bbc news, western mosul. turkey's president erdogan has called for sanctions against the dutch government after it prevented two of his ministers from making political speeches in rotterdam ahead of a referendum on his powers. last night dutch police broke up a rally by mr erdogan‘s supporters in the city. the speeches had been intended
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to bolster support among turkish expatriates with voting rights in turkey. 0ur diplomatic correspondent james robbins has more details. not our usual image of the netherlands. this was the wound the dog left behind as riot police used considerable force against turkish demonstrators. they were angered by the dutch government's refusal to allow their politicians to attend a campaign rally in support of president erdogan. he is counting on the backing of more than a million turkish citizens living in europe to expand his powers back home in next month's referendum. but his minister for families wasn't allowed to address them. the second turkish minister turned back by the dutch government. she returned to istanbul defiant. translation: in holland - holland as a country that speaks
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of freedom and democracy — we were faced with very rough and hard treatment. it is ugly of europeans who talk about women's rights and tell us how we should treat women in turkey. all this followed president erdogan‘s far stronger language at a rally, denouncing the dutch as "nazi remnants and fascists". those words have infuriated several european governments, including germany's, mindful of the nazi occupation of holland during the second world war. we are absolutely willing to deescalate, of course these utterings of the president of the turkish republic they do not help and they are completely unacceptable. but this is also the collision of two electoral campaigns in turkey and the netherlands. the dutch go to the polls first on wednesday. it's been a tense campaign, dominated by the anti—immigration freedom party of geert wilders. he blames the prime minister for allowing immigrants in, and is set to make big gains.
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it's unclear how the weekend violence and the extraordinary diplomatic crisis with turkey will influence dutch voters, making big choices against a background of rising populism across europe. james robbins, bbc news. rail workers in three parts of the country go on strike tomorrow, as the dispute that's caused months of chaos for southern rail commuters spreads to the north of england. conductors working on the merseyrail, northern and southern services are walking out in a row over their future role. 0ur correspondent danni hewson sent this report from liverpool. it may have been business as usual today, but here in liverpool and right across the north, commuters are bracing themselves for chaos. from midnight, rail workers with the rmt union will begin a 2k hour strike, affecting thousands of passengers. i don't know how i am
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going to get home. we'lljust have to see what we can sort out tomorrow. it'll be packed. a lot of people will be stranded and won't know where to go. especially if you are not from the area. the companies affected are northern, the uk's second largest operator which serves passengers across the north, including leeds, manchester, sheffield, newcastle and liverpool. only 40% of their services will run. merseyrail, which serves mainly merseyside, will run trains every half an hour, rather than every 15 minutes, and southern, which will still round 90% of its services. the row was triggered by proposed changes to the role of the onboard guard, changes the union says riskjobs and safety. we believe that services operated on a driver only, driver controlled operation are fundamentally less safe, and every train in the uk should retain a second safety critical person onboard. efforts to resolve the dispute in recent weeks have broken down. 0perators say they need to modernise and safety won't be compromised. we put safety at the heart
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of everything we do. the independent rail regulator has the indicated this is as safe as conductor operation of the doors. this isn't about who opens and closes the doors, this is about giving customers what they want. for now, both sides are at an impasse and few expect tomorrow's disruption will be the last. for commuters, the focus is is now on tomorrow's rush hour, and how if it all they will make their journey to work. danni hewson, bbc news, liverpool. political parties in britain have been warned to protect themselves against potential cyber attacks, following allegations that russian hackers tried to influence last yea r‘s us presidential election. the national cyber security centre, which is part of the gchq spying agency, says it has written to the leaders of political parties offering to help strengthen their network security. last year us intelligence agencies concluded that russia hacked and leaked democratic party emails
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as part of an effort to tilt the presidential election in donald trump's favour. russia denies the claim. the headlines on bbc news: the brexit secretary urges mps to back the bill for exiting the eu to pave the way for the triggering of article 50. to pave the way for the triggering of article 50. the iraqi army continues to make gains against so—called islamic state. following a night of violence in rotterdam, turkey's president warns the netherlands it will "pay the price" for expelling his foreign minister. meanwhile, the creator of the world wide web, tim berners—lee, has expressed concern about fake news, data privacy and the misuse of political advertising online. in a message marking the anniversary of the internet‘s creation, sir tim warned against the loss
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of control of personal data, and governments‘ scrutiny of their citizens online. well, troy hunt is a web security consultant, and hejoins us from brisbane, australia. thank you very much forjoining us. why do we need reminding about dangers that we face, if our systems are secure? well, we keep seeing abuses of it. so we keep seeing abuses of it. so we keep seeing abuses of it. so we keep seeing abuses of our personal privacy, we keep seeing abuses for political purposes as well. it is an issue which keeps recurring. at what level, though, does this security need to be ramped up? well, it is a difficult issue, because when you see potential exploitation of privacy or manipulation of news at a nationstate level, particularly the likes of what we have seen in recent
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times, and that does go all the way to the top, which makes it an extremely difficult proposition to deal with, as well. extremely difficult proposition to dealwith, as well. sir extremely difficult proposition to deal with, as well. sir tim berners—lee talked in particular about his concerns to do with personal data, but surely a lot of us, wittingly or unwittingly, have share the lot of information about ourselves. how do we claw it back? well, this is really the point he is making. in fact, well, this is really the point he is making. infact, one well, this is really the point he is making. in fact, one of the things he called out here is the fact that we have lost control of our personal data. so it is very difficult to know where it is, it is very difficult, as you say, to claw any of it back, to reach out to an organisation and say what do you have on me, and here is what i would like you to have on me. and control is within the hands of the organisations that hold the data, as opposed to individuals themselves. why does it matter if they have data? there are people who say if you have nothing to hide, then it doesn't matter where your data ends
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up. yes, that is a common view, the other way of looking at it is that you may not have anything to hide, but you also may not want to share your personal information. one of the things we keep seeing is that organisations lose our personal information. we see a huge number of data breaches where my information, your information, is taken out of systems and redistributed to other parties, and often that can have very adverse impact on us. it can lead to things like identity theft. it canjust lead to things like identity theft. it can just be a violation of privacy. we may not want to share this information with anyone else. how often, in your experience, the company ‘s only address this when breach occurs? history would show the vast majority of the time, u nfortu nately. we the vast majority of the time, unfortunately. we very frequently see companies who have data breaches immediately afterwards come out and say we take security seriously. we sort of say, hang on, you're telling us sort of say, hang on, you're telling us this, because you did before, and 110w us this, because you did before, and now we have this problem. it is very frequently retrospective statement
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which is made by the organisation, which is made by the organisation, which is made by the organisation, which is evidence they didn't take it seriously enough to begin with. just recently, is there one particular place in the world which is ahead of the game on this, and could perhaps teach other countries a few tricks? well, the global nature of the internet means it is very ha rd to nature of the internet means it is very hard to pick one part of the world and the these guys are doing a good job of it at the reality is when we go online with often have no idea where the services are which we are using, and indeed, as service providers you frequently have no idea where people are coming from to use your idea where people are coming from to use your services. idea where people are coming from to use your services. so this is a problem we need to solve at a global level, and not just problem we need to solve at a global level, and notjust at a geographic jurisdiction level. thank you very much. sport now, and a full round—up from the bbc sport centre. spurs are through to the semi—finals of the fa cup, after a 6—0 win over millwall this afternoon. son heung—min scored a hat—trick, but there are fears over striker harry kane, who limped off afterjust seven minutes. he may have injured the same ankle that kept him out for five games earlier in the season.
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so spurs join manchester city and arsenal in the last four. chelsea or manchester united will complete the line—up. they play tomorrow. thejob is done, and that was important for us, to play well and score goals, and show we are set to go to wembley. for us, we are really pleased, very happy, and now we need to prepare this week for the premier league game against southampton. but very pleased, very happy, the performance was fantastic. liverpool have strengthened their grip on fourth place in the premier league, with a hard—fought 2—1 win over burnley. jurgen klopp's side were far from their best, and had to come from a goal down. ashley barnes scored for burnley in the seventh minute, but georginio wijnaldum equalised on the stroke of half—time. emre can claimed the three points for liverpool, with a strike just
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after the hour mark. it's important because, in the past, i think we lost those kind of matches, and today we won the game. we know it was not our best game, but at this stage, we have to win the games. was it all about winning today? it was all about winning, and to get three points. we are very happy. it's tough. i thought overall we gave a good account of ourselves. it is not easy to come here. they have only been beaten here once this season. we went with a sublime goal, i must say. the quality of the first goal was fantastic. a soft one before half—time. getting lucky. it landed perfectly for him. the second goal we were disappointed in, but a lot of the game we gave a strong account of ourselves. the mentality has been good. we need a scratch of luck along the way. leicester city have confirmed caretaker manager,
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craig shakespeare, will be in charge until the end of the season. the premier league champions sacked claudio ranieri a fortnight ago, when they were 17th in the table. since then, shakespeare has led them to wins over liverpool and hull city. derby county have sacked their manager, steve mcclaren, afterjust five months in charge. it is the second time mcclaren has been let go by the club. they are tenth in the championship, and ten points off the play—off places. in a statement, the club's chairman said they acted following a significant, unexpected and persistent decline in results, team unity, and morale. celtic are just six points away from winning the scottish premiership title after a 1—1 draw with rangers. a late clint hill equaliser denied celtic a 23rd consecutive league win, but they are 25 points ahead of second—place aberdeen. britain'sjohanna konta is out of the indian wells tournament in the usa, after losing to france's caroline garcia in the third round. world number 11 konta seemed to be in charge of the match, and made an early break of serve
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to take the first set 6—3. but garcia, who is 1a places below her in the wta rankings, fought back to win the second set 6—3, and force a decider. that went to a tie—break, and garcia won that 7—1, to go through to the last 16. in the men's competition, dan evans is out. he lost in straight sets to world number five kei nishikori. the british number two showed some early promise, but couldn't keep up with nishikori, 6—3, 6—4 the final score. kyle edmund is the last british man in the draw, and he faces novak djokovic later tonight. andy murray got knocked out yesterday. judd trump has won the players championship title, after a 10—8 frames win over marco fu in llandudno. trump had missed some routine pots in the opening session, and found himself 5—2 down. but three centuries in four frames helped him to the seventh ranking title of his career. that's all the sport for now.
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act to you, see you soon. —— back to you. irish citizens in northern ireland and elsewhere could be given the right to vote in irish presidential elections. prime minister enda kenny confirmed that the government had decided to move forward with plans to hold a referendum on the issue. speaking in philadelphia as part of the st patrick's day celebrations, mr kenny said extending the franchise to irish citizens worldwide would be a profound recognition of the importance that ireland attaches to all of its citizens, wherever they may be. a runner has died afterfalling ill during a night time race in the borders. she had been taking part in yesterday's mighty deerstalker event at traquair house, in tweeddale. it was billed as the biggest race of its kind in the uk. huw williams reports. 2000 people took part in the race, which was being staged for the 11th
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time. the 48—year—old took illjust before 6pm last night, about a mile after starting the race here in the avenue of trees outside the house. 0rganisers say it happened close to one of their safety marshals along the route, and they had a member of their medical team on site within just a few minutes. they worked to treat the woman, along with an off duty paramedic, until the ambulance arrived. police scotland confirmed the runner was taken to borders general hospital but passed away en route. in a statement, event organisers rat race adventure sport said they would give full assistance to the appropriate authorities, and that their heartfelt thoughts and condolences are with family and friends of the deceased. today at the site, the camping field has been cleared and festival is being derigged. and tributes have been paid to the singerjoni sledge, of the group sister sledge, who has died at her home in phoenix, arizona. #we
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# we are family. i've got all my sisters with me. the band, four sisters, achieved fame in 1979 with their signature track we are family. 0ther hits included the disco classic the greatest dancer. a statement from the family said joni sledge had loved and embraced life. now it is time for the weather. well, we have got a lot of dry, settled weather on the cards really for much of the week ahead and although it is mainly mild theme is turning quite chilly out there at the moment. we have got clear skies around across most parts of the uk, so around across most parts of the uk, so dry overnight but certainly those temperatures are dipping down quickly. the satellite image shows the cloud we have across eastern areas is now clearing away and we have this clearer spot, so temperatures down and —1 across parts of northern ireland. later at night we will see more cloud moving
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into northern ireland and parts of scotland, with one or two show is as well. elsewhere across england and wales we are keeping those clear skies so temperatures generally around five or six degrees first thing across towns and cities but in more rural spot some of those temperatures just a degree or so above freezing. so it is a chilly start to the day but there will be sunshine for many of us from the word go. on monday, down towards the south—west is looking drive at a fresh feel to the weather. light winds and a similar picture across much of england and wales. there will be bits and pieces of cloud here and there are, perhaps a few misty patch is as well. heading further north, a bit more cloud into the north wales and northern england, the odd spot of drizzle and hill fog around the coast. heading north into northern ireland and scotland, a lot of dry weather here through the morning. there will be quite a bit of cloud began some halls and that cloud allowing quite a bit of sunshine. heading into monday, this cloudier zone in scotla nd monday, this cloudier zone in scotland and northern england sinks a bit further south through wales and the midlands. through the south and the midlands. through the south
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and east we will have blue skies for the longest. temperatures 16 or 17 degrees or so. for northern ireland and scotland plenty of sunny spells. moving through monday evening we will see plenty of rain in the north of scotland, and the winds picking up of scotland, and the winds picking up as well. that is down to the fact we have this weather front moving its way south eastwards across the country as we move into tuesday. tending to peter out of it as it does so. it will bring a cloudier zone south—east is with a few spots of drizzly rain. to the north, a pretty windy old day. significant gust of wind in the north of scotland, with heavy, blustery showers here as well. further south across a showers here as well. further south ac day a gigf showers here as well. further south ac day compared la showers here as well. further south ac day compared with % showers here as well. further south ac day compared with mendau but . of day compared with mendagbut... . ,, .. , ,, 14 of day compared with mendagbut... . w w , ,,w 1a or 15 of day compared with mendagbut... . w w , ww 1a or 15 degrees of day compared with mendagbut... . w w , ,ww 1a or 15 degrees in most still 1a or 15 degrees in most places, looking drive. high pressure holds on into wednesday. variable amounts of cloud but there will be some sunny amounts of cloud but there will be some sunny spells, mostly light winds as well and temperatures up to around 15 degrees or so. so relatively mild, mainly dry through the middle part of the week and then “35 gggfij 551.3119; ‘f‘ééfi'égéltggé f. things “35 gggfij 551.3119; ‘f‘ééfi'égéltggé 72. things turn “35 gggfij 551.3119; ‘f‘ééfi'égéltggé 7. things turn cooler “35 gggfij 551.3119; ‘f‘ééfi'égéltggé 7?. things turn cooler and hello. this is bbc news with martine croxall. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow
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mornings papers in a moment. first the headlines at 11:30: the brexit secretary tells mps to ditch changes to the bill, insisting the uk would be prepared if it has to leave the eu with no deal in place. the iraqi military says it's retaken two more neighbourhoods of west mosul from the islamic state group, since launching an offensive on the area last month. turkey's president erdogan has warned the netherlands it will "pay the price" for expelling a turkish government minister. dutch riot police used water cannon to break up a large protest outside the turkish consulate in rotterdam. the latest king kong franchise in the film review.
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