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theresa may says she's "not a quitter" after days of criticism of her leadership. the prime minister tells journalists there's a long term job to be done and her attention is focused on issues that matter to people. yes, we do need to do more and we need to ensure that we are talking about what we have already achieved to those young people who worry about whether they'll get their own home, to those parents who worry about the education their children will be getting. the prime minister is now on a trade visit to china, we'll have the latest from there. also this lunchtime: two former british intelligence heads have told the bbc britain will need to secure a deal to share data with europe after brexit or it'll face serious problems. president trump hails a new american dream. in his first state of the union address he urges republicans and democrats to work together. this is your time. if you work hard, if you believe
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in yourself, if you believe in america, then you can dream anything. william and kate meade well—wishers on day two of their trip to sweden before visiting a mental health project. hello, then. and this killer whale can mimic human speech. scientists say it's a sign of huge intelligence. and coming up in the sport on bbc news: arsenal have broken their club record transfer fee to sign striker pierre emerick aubamayeng from borussia dortmund for £56 million. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one.
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theresa may has insisted she is "not a quitter" following days of criticism of her leadership by members of her own party. but mrs may, who's arrived in china for a three day visit aimed at improving trade and investment ties, accepted there is more to do on domestic issues. our correspondent robin brant reports from shanghai. the cheer and a smile. who would have thought this was a prime minister on the rack? theresa may has come to china to talk trade and first up in this city that means education. good arguments. uk schools and universities are here, english is the second most popular language in china. prime minister, i welcome you. nice to see you. but
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still there was no escaping the sense of a leadership crisis around every corner at home. even before she landed she had to address that talk of a leadership emergency on the plane over, telling journalists travelling with her, first and foremost i am serving my country and my party. i am not a quitter and there is a long—term job to be done. in beijing later, alongside her chinese counterpart, she admitted she needs to improve. yes, we do need to do more and we do need to ensure that we are talking about what we have already achieved to those young people who worry about whether they will get their own home, to those parents who are concerned about the education their children will be getting. the prime minister pledged to intensify what both sides say is a golden era in relations. but china is concerned
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about the instability caused by brexit. still, its premiere tried to offer words of reassurance. translation: for a long time our relationship has been constantly developing. our bilateral relationships will not alter between the uk and the eu. we will assess and held talks about our future trading relationship. this is day one of a three—day visit which is focused on deeper trade ties. she said £9 billion‘ worth of deals will be agreed. but china is only the well‘s eighth biggest export market. she has reservations as well, she has warned china it has to respect the rule book on international trade and ensure there are safeguards in place if it wants britain to invest inside it. when prime minister go abroad they are often pursued by the main story back home and that is
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very much the case for theresa may. she wants you to see a leader working hard for her country abroad. you are supposed to seek asia‘s tallest building behind me today. but neither of those things are happening, both are skewered by hayes, a haze that shows no of lifting. two former heads of british intelligence have warned that britain will need to secure a deal to share data with the rest of europe after britain leaves the eu, orface serious problems. robert hannigan and sirjohn sawers also argue it would be a mistake for britain to try to use its strong position in intelligence as a bargaining chip in the exit negotiations. with fourteen months to go until the uk leaves the european union, throughout the day on bbc news we‘re focussing on the potential impact on security. our home affairs correspondent june kelly reports. at heathrow like all uk airports,
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british and european travellers with their burgundy eu passports go through the same channel. but for security and immigration reasons, might this be different once the uk leaves the eu? post brexit we could see changes when we come through places like this. the government has not yet shared its position on what would happen at ports and airports. but when it comes to keeping the country but when it comes to keeping the cou ntry safe, but when it comes to keeping the country safe, it has set out its views on big issues like security, law enforcement and criminal justice. these uk raids were part of a typical european operation targeting a suspected people smuggling gang. there were also arrested in belgium and bulgaria. the uk is a leading member of europol, europe‘s law enforcement agency. when britain exits the eu, it will have to give up its membership. ministers say they want to negotiate a deal which will allow
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the uk to keep working closely with europol, but is this a realistic option? we have not had a member state leave the eu before so in that sense we are already in uncharted waters. every day there is a police operation here affecting britain in a positive way that you report is helping with. the essence of that i think will continue, but it depends on getting the right deal. the uk and eu countries share information on criminal records, fingerprints and dna. on tracking suspects across borders. and member states are also signed up to the european arrest warrant. the british authorities have used the arrest warrant to have wa nted have used the arrest warrant to have wanted people sent back to the uk from other parts of europe. hussain osman, one of the failed bombers is one of the scores of suspects extradited to the uk to stand trial.
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britain has sent back thousands or the other way. the uk says it wants to keep the arrest warrant system and continue to share data as part of a new security treaty with the eu. we set out our store back in september and said this is what we wa nted september and said this is what we wanted to do. the european council have formally said they are open to negotiating this type of partnership which matters. but also the informal conversations we have had with individual member states made it clear to us that our partners in europe are keen for this kind of cooperation to continue. away from law enforcement on the intelligence front the uk will need to secure a deal to share data with europe or it could face serious problems. this warning comes from former intelligence chiefs. most of the security related provisions agreed that the european union level have been driven by the uk. we will no longer be in the room to shape the
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rules and regulations governing data sharing and data privacy to ensure that national security concerns are given the right, appropriate high priority. britain is quitting the eu, it is not leaving europe, this is the mantra from ministers. with security the ambition is to retain the status quo, but this will depend on our current european partners. we know that talks with the eu are dealing with issues such as british membership of europol, the european police agency, and the european arrest warrant. but there are other aspects of police co—operation which need to be taken into account. chris morris from the bbc‘s reality check is here to explain. it is worth making one thing clear at the start. no one on either side of the channel once the security relationship to be worse as a result of brexit.
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membership of the eu gives the uk access to all these shared databases on criminal records, fingerprints and so on, and we will focus on one, the schengen information system. what it does is allow participating countries to share alerts on law enforcement in real—time, meaning that when anyone gets checked anywhere other countries know about it straightaway. it could be people with warrants issued against them, defendants absconding from court, stolen ca rs defendants absconding from court, stolen cars or people under surveillance. it is, everyone involved in security agrees, incredibly useful, but you can only be part of it if you are in the eu oi’ be part of it if you are in the eu or in the schengen area which allows passport free travel. what are the options? the uk basically wants access to everything it has at the moment, europol, the arrest warrant and all those eu databases. it was
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the new security treaty that will create a unique partnership with the eu, the kind that does not exist at the moment for any other country. but the eu insists you cannot be in some of its institutions and not in others. it says the uk would have to accept thejurisdiction others. it says the uk would have to accept the jurisdiction of the european core of justice accept the jurisdiction of the european core ofjustice on disputes over data or privacy, as well as any dispute about the way the system functions. we all know the eu is a very legalistic institution and ultimately even if only indirectly the european court ofjustice might play a role, we might have a joint committee under the aegis of it, but ultimately we will not be able to escape the court if we want the same access escape the court if we want the same a ccess as escape the court if we want the same access as we have now. for all sides of the choices are looming. can the current red lines be overcome in the
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interest of shared security? and we are looking at the issue of security in relation to brexit all day here on bbc in relation to brexit all day here on bbc news. president trump has used his first state of the union address to call on republicans and democrats to work together to rebuild american industries and to fix the country‘s immigration system. he said he‘d advanced his mission to "make america great again" with record tax cuts and a fall in unemployment. but democrats say he has left the nation fractured. david willis reports from washington. mr president, what is the state of the union? the man who spoke just one year ago of american carnage was more upbeat tonight. mr speaker, the president of the united states... taking a moment to pat himself on the back for the booming economy, the president called on all americans to set aside their differences and seek out common ground. this, in fact, is our new american moment. there has never been a better time
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to start living the american dream. bipartisan compromise has been in short supply here during a turbulent first year in office, and the president hopes to build bridges by repairing them. he pledged to overhaul the country‘s ageing infrastructure. and calling on the parents of two teenage girls who were murdered by gang members in the country illegally, the president turned to the thorny issue of immigration reform. he is offering a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants who came here as children in return for tougher border controls. so let‘s come together, set politics aside, and finally get the job done. the united states was winning the war against islamic state, the president said, but all too often terrorists had been captured and then released. reversing the policy
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of his predecessor, he pledged to keep the military prison at guantanamo bay open. he focused as well on the nuclear threat posed by north korea, singling out a man who travelled thousands of miles on crutches to defect. there was no word of the russian investigation, that was left to the democrats in their response. a rising star in the party with a famous last name, taking the administration to task. a government that struggles to keep itself open, russia knee deep in our democracy. this first year in office has been a tale of two trumps. there is teleprompter trump and twitter trump. going into the second year, the president and his party need more of the former and less of the latter. not only to push through his controversial legislative agenda, but in order to maintain their majority in congress. david willis, bbc news, washington.
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rajini vaidya nathan is on capitol hill in washington. there were elements of the speech where donald trump was trying to be a little more conciliatory. is that cutting much i swear you are? we saw a pitch for unity from president trump last night, but that really was not the case inside the chamber. i was watching inside from the balcony and in one half of the room i could look down and see republicans who were jubilant and cheering the president on in celebratory mode. they took to their feetin celebratory mode. they took to their feet in standing ovation after standing ovation, more than 70 we we re standing ovation, more than 70 we were told, as they praised the president‘s policies. but that was in stark contrast to the other half of the room where i saw democrats sitting silent and stony faced throughout much of the speech. that
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is because there was very little in that speech that truly cut across party lines. take the president‘s language on things like immigration and his promise to keep guantanamo bay open. but this is notjust about winning hearts and minds in congress, but also winning votes across the country. many members of congress face re—election later this year and congress face re—election later this yearand in many congress face re—election later this year and in many ways this was a pitch to voters across the country andi pitch to voters across the country and i think president trump‘s bays we re and i think president trump‘s bays were like what they saw last night. the crown prosecution service has been summoned to court to explain what went wrong in human trafficking case that collapsed last week. one of the accused had been on remand for more than a year and had given birth in prison before the collapse of the trial. our legal correspondent is that wood green crown court. explain what has
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happened? another day and another disclosure failure in the criminal justice system. this was a human trafficking case resting on the evidence of the complaint was that she had been trafficked into the country and forced into prostitution and had become pregnant as a result of a rate. the defence team always doubted that and they were seeking telephone message evidence which they said would undermine the complainant and indeed medical evidence to show the fact that she was pregnant before entering the country. well eventually once the trial had started that evidence came to light and indeed it comprehensively undermined the complainant. the judge, judge perrins, ordered the crown prosecution service and police to court today to explain, he was there to wholesale failure of disclosure, repeated and serious errors by the police and crown prosecution service. the deputy chief crown prosecutor for london as i left
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court was in the witness box giving evidence and he said the cps accepted the handling had fallen below the standard expected and has commissioned a report. finding out why the mistakes were made to go to the director of public prosecutions. many thanks. shares in the outsourcing company capita have fallen dramatically after it warned that profits for the coming year will be much lower than previously forecast. the company has outlined plans for a major overhaul of its business and suspended plans to pay dividends to shareholders. the retailer marks & spencer has announced plans to close up to 14 stores. six will close by april, with all staff being relocated. there will be a consultation about another eight stores, where the company says it hopes more than a50 employees can be transferred to new posts. the closures follow a disappointing christmas period for the company, with a fall in sales of both food and clothing. the director—general of the bbc, tony hall,
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will appear before mps later, as the corporation faces further scrutiny over the issue of equal pay. it comes a day after an auditors‘ report found no gender bias in on—air pay decisions at the bbc. our media correspondent david sillito is with me. explain a little bit more about what we might expect this afternoon. this is all about that pay disclosure from last summer, mps were concerned not only about the size of those pay deals but also the yawning gulf between men and women. yesterday we had the independent report from price waterhouse cooper saying there is no gender bias in the way that pay awards were made. the response from bbc women, the group representing i70 from bbc women, the group representing 170 women complaining for gender pay equality in the corporation, i think nonsense is one of the waste that has been used frequently. and one of the leading
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campaigners, probably the best well—known, carrie gracie who resigned as china editor earlier this year, she said that her salary, well a comparable male editor got more than 50% more than her. she will appear before mps this afternoon and with she has a whole dossier of evidence, case studies. one reporter saying she was about half of what a comparable reporter was. another getting one third of what her milk cup presenter was getting. she is presenting the evidence to the mps and afterwards the director—general will get a chance to answer the questions and explain what is going to do to ensure that there is greater gender equality in the bbc. david, thank you. our top story this lunchtime. theresa may says she‘s ‘not a quitter‘ after days of criticism of her leadership. and coming up — ringing the changes — changes to the amount banks must pay when customers use cash machines. coming up in sport.
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the latest on football‘s transfer deadline with a move in rugby union too, for england back row james haskell — who will leave wasps when his contract expires at the end of the season. the duke and duchess of cambridge have been visiting a medical research centre on the second day of their tour of sweden and norway. they‘ve met scientists in stockholm to discuss advances in the treatment of mental health conditions, and visited a school which raises awareness of the issue. our royal correspondent nicholas witchell reports from stockholm. britain needs to bolster its european friendships just now. and once again the foreign office is deploying royal family. this time to scandinavia, to sweden and norway. countries with monarchies of their own, which always helps. in stockholm william and katherine sat down to supper with some of sweden‘s opinion formers.
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nothing too political, of course, but most certainly diplomatic. in the centre of stockholm they watched a game of bandy hockey, a variant of ice hockey played with a ball, very popular among young people in sweden. never mind that the duchess is six months pregnant, the visitors were expected tojoin in. so a penalty shoot out, husband versus wife. the result, two to one to william. all fairly typical stuff for a royal visit. the guests of honour showing they‘re good sports and solicitous too when it came to meeting the crowds who had been waiting in temperatures only just above freezing. but it is the underlying messages which matter. it is impossible to gauge the impact of royal visits like this on a relationship, in this case between britain and sweden. but what they do is force the countries to highlight the positive aspects
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of the relationship. and that, diplomats say, is always helpful. have you done a bit of engineering work before? these visits are a trade off. the royals have an opportunity to pursue issues which matter to them, in william and katherine‘s case that is mental health among young people. you feel kind of sad... this morning they visited a school in stockholm and heard about a highly regarded mental health awareness programme. talking about times when your emotions seem overwhelming. you can get to problems before they really get very bad. talking about early intervention... alongside the social issues, there is the statecraft on behalf of britain. last night there was a half—hour meeting with sweden‘s prime minister. britain needs these european friendships, the royals are doing their bit. nicholas witchell, bbc news, stockholm. a man accused of driving a van into
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a crowd of muslim worshippers last year has said that he was angry. and there was more evidence today? today we heard darren osborne again repeatedly asked about a man that he calls david. he claims he got into the van at finsbury park and was actually driving the vehicle at the time of the attack. he described daveis time of the attack. he described dave is angry about what is happening in the country but could not explain why there was no cctv footage of dave getting into the van at that point. he was asked by the prosecution, dave is not a magician is he and he replied, he is like dynamo, an illusionist, he can make himself vanish was the court also heard about the previous mental health problems suffered by mr
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osborne, such as depression. he said he was not mad butjust angry and then went on to talk about grooming gangs in rochdale. he was highly critical of muslims in general. the prosecutor said this is not the platform to preacher ideology and racial hatred. thank you. a public enquiry into the deaths of five children at hospitals in northern ireland has recommended a legal disclosure of the failings. the enquiry was set up 14 years ago to examine how hospital staff managed fluids in the treatment of children who are aged between 17 months and 15 years old. a seaplane that crashed in australia, killing five members of a british family, had veered significantly off its intended course, according to investigators. the canadian pilot was also killed when the plane came down on new year‘s eve. the head of the flight operating
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company said the pilot‘s manoeuvres leading up to the crash were ‘inexplicable‘ for someone with so much experience. thousands of free cash machines could be in danger, after changes were announced to the amount that banks must pay whenever customers use one. the link network, which connects most atms in britain, says the new charges will protect people in rural communities, but reduce the number in cities, where the use of cash is falling. here‘s our personal finance correspondent, simon gompertz. we have got used to having free cash machines where and when we want them, but in busy places link says there are just too many. our towns and city centres are getting crowded with cash machines and here in leicester there are more in the city centre than anywhere else. walk only 400 metres from here and you will pass 68 machines, the banks are fed up because when
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you take money out it is often from a rival bank machine or non—bank machine. then it is free to you but your bank must pay a fee. link says that that cost to your bank for each withdrawal is 25p and that will be cut to around 20p over four years. we certainly want to have less machines in busy city centres. we don‘t think we need more machines there and it is growing at the moment. we don‘t think it‘s right when the use of cash by consumers is dropping. but we want the same or more free atms in quieter, rural locations. here is one of those locations, a village outside leicester weather cash machine in the co—op is the only free miles. link says some of these were all machines will be
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subsidised. free withdrawals will still cost banks 25p per time. for those most in danger they will have to pay up to 55p. you could say there is a warning that in the long run almost half of free cash machines could disappear. these measures will mean that every single atm away from a bank branch will be on economic, none of them will pay and that is over 20,000 atms. so a concern for the millions who still depend on cash for shopping and bills. is thisjust depend on cash for shopping and bills. is this just a question of losing a few atm machines where we already have plenty? or could some places turn into cash machine deserts? they‘re admired for their prowess in the sea — but did you know that the killer whale may also be a bit of a chatterbox? scientists have found that a female killer whale trained in captivity can mimic words such as "hello" and "bye bye" — it‘s thought to be the first of its kind to copy human speech. helen briggs reports. she may not win any prizes
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for diction but this teenage killer whale is certainly impressing scientists. they say she is the first of her kind to be heard copying human speech. trainer: hello! whale replies. one, two. whale imitates sounds. and she can also blow raspberries. whale makes raspberry sound. the researchers say whales and dolphins are among the few animals other than humans that can learn a new sound just by hearing it. it tells us they are flexible vocal learners and their flexibility is not only in the vocal domain but also in the motor domain. they can also copy body movement and now we knew this from before but, now we know they can also copy sounds and sounds that are not in their natural repertoire.
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scientists don‘t know if there are more killer whale copycats out there. learning more about how they communicate could help us protect them from threats like noise pollution. but now one is happening again. and this is an live image.


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