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this is bbc news. i'm martine croxall. the headlines... police launch a murder inquiry into the death of another russian exile in london — they say there is nothing to link it to the poisoning in salisbury. police activity continues here at the home here in new malden after what was initially called an unexplained death has now been labelled a murder. an 18—year—old is convicted of attempted murder following a tube bombing in west london — it's emerged ahmed hassan was on the government's anti—radicalisation programme, prevent. is the beast back? snow, high winds and sub—zero temperatures could mean disruption in parts of east and northern england, especially. the former south african president, jacob zuma, is to stand trial on 16 charges of corruption in connection with an arms deal. also this hour... rescuers in miami say there are no more survivors following yesterday's bridge collapse. at least six people died. authorities now say the focus is on recovering bodies buried beneath the rubble. and this time lara croft returns to
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the big screen, find out what we thought of that as well as all of the other top cinema releases. that is in the film review... good evening and welcome to bbc news. a murder inquiry has been launched into the death of a russian businessman in london on monday. a post—mortem has concluded nikolai glushkov died from compression to the neck, suggesting he was strangled. detectives say there's nothing at this stage to link the murder with the poisoning in salisbury of sergei skripal and his daughter. borisjohnson says he believes it's ‘overwhelmingly likely‘ that president putin personally ordered the attack on mr skripal. the kremlin has called his comments shocking and unforgivable. our diplomatic correspondent
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james landale‘s report contains flash photography. boris johnson brought the polish foreign minister to a battle of britain museum today, a memorial to a war fought in the air. every single plane that britain had was up in the sky. the foreign secretary used the opportunity to push forward britain's current battle with russia, fought this time over the airwaves, blaming vladimir putin personally for the nerve agent attack in salisbury. our quarrel is with putin's kremlin, and with his decision. and we think it overwhelmingly likely that it was his decision to direct the use of a nerve agent on the streets of the uk, the streets of europe, for the first time since the second world war. that is why we are at odds with russia. the kremlin spokesmen issued an angry statement, saying that mentioning president putin's name in connection with the attack was shocking and unpardonable dramatic misconduct.
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—— diplomatic misconduct. the kremlin also confirmed that some british diplomats based at the embassy in moscow would be expelled, and that an announcement could come at any moment. it is retaliation for the uk's decision to expel 23 russian intelligence officers who will leave london next tuesday. again, russia's foreign minister denied any involvement in the salisbury attack. translation: i don't want to comment on the current situation. let it stay on the conscience of those who have started this shameless, groundless business. and as for the language of the defence secretary? translation: he says russia should go away and shut up. maybe he lacks education. i don't know. officials at the foreign office believe the robustness of britain's response and the unity
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of the western allies has surprised russia, and they say they are ready for any retaliation coming from moscow. as one source said, we have more stuff in the locker. but amid the diplomatic war of words, the metropolitan police announced that a russian businessman who had been found dead at his south west london home on monday, had been murdered. the 68—year—old nikolai glushkov was a former associate of known opponents of president putin. detectives said they were keeping an open mind but there was nothing to link his death to the nerve agent attack. in salisbury, two weeks on, police were still in protective gear in investigating the attempted murder of the former russian intelligence officer sergei skripal and his daughter, yulia, still making the streets safe. joining us now from new york is dr yuri felshtinsky, author of the putin corporation. thank you forjoining us. we still do not know what the cause of death
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was for nikolai glushkov, and it is being treated as a murder enquiry. where does that mean the police should be looking in terms of motive and perpetrator? well, rushkoff led a very difficult life, he had a lot of problems. when he was doing was as in russia. he was in charge of a company. he managed to control the company. he managed to control the company. more than 3000... he fired them... and because of
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dead. and the second... the russian businessman and a friend. he was found dead in 2008. we are struggling to hear because of the quality of the sound, it is not very helpful, but we do appreciate you talking to us this evening. yuri felshtinsky, speaking to us. we apologise for the sound quality on oui’ apologise for the sound quality on our web camera. our world affairs correspondent, richard galpin, is in moscow with the latest on the murder investigation. this is another very dramatic div element, the fact that british police believe that yet another russian exile, someone else who was granted asylum in britain, is believed to have been murdered. the british police launching what they say is a murder investigation into
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the death of nikolai glushkov. mr glushkov is someone who fled to britain 1a years ago. he had been put in prison in russia prior to that for about five years. the key points are one of the key points is that he was a close associate of boris berezovsky, a friend and he helped to run one of his companies while in russia. boris berezovsky was certainly viewed by the kremlin and that pigeon as being enemy number one. boris berezovsky himself doubt about four or five years ago. that was deemed to be suicide by many people on low and his inquest there were questions about this and one forensic scientist appeared dramatically towards the end of the inquest to say that he believed that
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he had not committed suicide and he had been strangled. in the case of mr glushkov, the british police say that he did die from compression to the neck. the investigation does go on but this is another very important development amidst this lee brown atmosphere in relations between london and moscow. —— lee brown. particularly after the comments of boris johnson brown. particularly after the comments of borisjohnson in which he directly accused that pigeon of being involved in the poisoning in salisbury. richard galpin reporting from moscow. an iraqi teenager who sought asylum in the uk as a child has been found guilty of the london tube bombing at parson's green. 18—year—old ahmed hassan left his bomb on a packed underground train during rush hour. the device only partially detonated but injured 50 people. it's emerged that hassan was on the government's
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deradicalisation programme, prevent, while he was plotting the attack. the government says there are lessons to be learned from the case. june kelly reports. ahmed hassan buying batteries and screwdrivers in asda — everyday items but, for a violent extremist, part of his bomb—making kit. he's asked for id. he may have looked young but hassan is said to be mature, highly intelligent and calculating. cctv cameras captured his journey as the following morning he left home early with his bomb in a bag and a murderous plan in his head. he was setting off to cause carnage on the london underground system. he made for a train and then, a few stops down the district line, he got off, empty—handed, his bomb on a timer left behind. just after the train pulled into parsons green station, the bomb detonated, creating a massive fireball which rolled down the carriage. passengers were left burning and screaming in pain. a gassy flare ran up above my head, singed my hair. there was panic all around me on the train.
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people were diving off the train. fortunately the doors were open so i managed to get off the train. my initial reaction was that there was a fault on the train rather than a device. hassan had strapped shrapnel to the device — nuts, bolts, screws and knives to cause maximum death and injury. it was said to be pure luck that his bomb only partially exploded. this computer—generated graphic shows the scene in the carriage after the attack. he had used the explosive tatp, known as mother of satan. at parsons green a major emergency operation got under way. terrified passengers were taken off the train, injured commuters carried out of the station. meanwhile, the teenage bomber left london and went on the run. the year before he declared it was his duty to hate britain because his father had been killed by coalition forces in iraq. at the time of his attack
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he was on the government's de—radicalisation programme, prevent, aimed at turning people away from terrorism. he was very cunning and devious and, on the face of it, hassan was engaged on the programme but coming back to his devious nature, he kept it very secretive relation to what he was doing, what he was planning, and nobody around him actually knew what his plot was. 2a hours on from the attack, firearms officers were surrounding hassan‘s house in sunbury in surrey. inside were his petrified elderly foster parents, penny and ron jones. this was a couple who had received mbes from the queen for fostering hundreds of children. ahmed hassan repaid them for giving him a home by secretly building a bomb their kitchen. and it came out in court that the teenager staying in their spare bedroom had told immigration officials he had been kidnapped and trained to kill by the islamic state group. it is understood thejoneses were not given his full story. after the bombing, hassan headed for dover.
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he was arrested as he tried to flee the country which had given him a home and an education but for which he felt only hatred. he will be sentenced next week. the sun's been shining, the winds dropped and it's felt like spring has finally arrived. but we're back to freezing temperatures this weekend, with warnings of heavy snow for some parts. philip avery has been comparing the forthcoming subzero temperatures with a climate of the past few days. 14.6 with a climate of the past few days. 1&6 degrees in northolt, 16 yesterday in with. maybe more. nothing like it, because in the north, the eastern in they have - a weather temperatures idegrees, temperatures 2, 77 n
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decreeigai‘ffim eratures 5. some 5 ' ' ' ' t' ' ' ' this! at this! here is one that i made earlier! tl? at this! here is one that i made earlier! 5 area i at this! here is one that i made earlier! fistarea z’f’z’: , , , m-l ii." you follow those isobars from northern the 3 ~ hasten—£7 — in 3 ~ bage'fiv—seef in isles, wales, through becoming through saturday morning. becoming more showery but snow showers and all the while, because of that easterly further north, there is a com plete easterly further north, there is a complete supply of snow showers running from the north sea and the
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eastern side of scotland and england, absolutely exposed. given the strength of the wind, temperatures feeling like —64 —7 or -8, temperatures feeling like —64 —7 or —8, some of those snow showers will get across the midlands and into wales, particularly eastern wales. it could cause disruption? absolutely and the met office have already issued a number of weather warnings. he said... i am doing these! there is a battle as to weather it was the director for me! all under control! well done for taking responsibility! the amber warnings are there from about four o'clock on saturday afternoon right through the night into sunday morning at nine o'clock and in all those areas. these things tend to come in streaks which is why we have this projection from the wash across the north midlands and the southern pennines and with such strength in
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that wind. gusts of 60 mph around the coasts and 50 inland. that is why we have gone from that lovely springlike weather too, almost back to where we were a couple of weeks ago. that is not to say that the same amount of snow falls in the same amount of snow falls in the same place. how long will this last? can you tell me? of course! through sunday but notice... putting back the clouds. there will be some brightness into east anglia to finish the afternoon and the snow showers giving up the coast in the east and if 4 degrees is not your thing... hang in there for next week! becoming nice again? almost as quickly as this switch. from monday onwards. what triggers these procedures? it
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has to be as bad as the met office tells us so we are told it will be severe on sunday and it is going to be sooner, weather it is just one or two days. we have kicked off the severe weather emergency protocol to safeguard people to look after people in these challenging times. what is at a mind to? to encourage people to report on weather rough sleepers are and sending information as to exactly locations, male or female and what clothing they have. if they have a dog or a pet, kicking in the service for them. we will look to see if we can house them in the ymca or a night shelter that we have with the local churches. it also kicks in the matt scott service
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and the gritters and a service for the elderly who is heating might have broken down. you have a mountain of salt? that is right, there is a mountain of grit were out with that the last time the severe weather took place. it does gust a lot of money but this is what the residents expect, to help in these difficult times. how much does this gust? quite a lot but it is a duty that we like to upkeep, so it is important to look after rough sleepers and to help people on the main roads and try to get into the cul—de—sacs and residential roads. how similarare cul—de—sacs and residential roads. how similar are other areas of london? in terms of political? will they do the same thing? i think so, they do the same thing? i think so, the spearcampaign, they do the same thing? i think so, the spear campaign, you can google that, that is merton, kingston,
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richmond, croydon and sutton as well as wansworth, we work together as a service to help those in the cold. compared to other parts of the country, we get off pretty lightly? regarding the weather? i think so. scotla nd regarding the weather? i think so. scotland and the of england are getting it very tough but we will see what we can do this weekend as well to help people in very cold climates. i would imagine the councils get some criticism when people cannot move around and do so safely? yes. they pay their tax so they expect the service and they expect that service, whether it is in the summer, making sure the parks are nice or in the winter, making sure the roads are safe to walk on. stephen alambritis, good to see you. thank you for coming in. i hope it goes well for you. the headlines on bbc news... police say there is no to link the
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death of a russian in london to sergei skripal. with sergei skripal and his daughter still critical in hospital, the foreign secretary blames vladimir putin for the attack. 18—year—old ahmed hassan is convicted of attempted murder following the london tube bombing. it's emerged he was on the government's deradicalisation programme. sport now and a full round—up from the bbc sport centre. good evening. jose mourinho has launched an extraordinary 12 minute defence of manchester united being knocked out of the champions league this week. they lost at home to sevilla with a performance hugely criticised, particularly by the club's fans. he ranted uninterrupted ata club's fans. he ranted uninterrupted at a press conference today using notes to back up his points about united's recent record in europe and the premier league, which he claims to put the defeat to a different light. | to put the defeat to a different light. i am not going to run away or disappear, i will not cry. because i
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heard some boos, i will not disappearfrom heard some boos, i will not disappear from the tunnel immediately. the next match, i will be the first to go out. i respect the fans, i am not afraid of anything, my responsibilities. when i was 20 years old i was nobody in football. i was somebody‘s son. and now, at 55, i am what i am and i did what i did because of work. because of my talent and my mentality. i could be in another country, with the league in my pocket, the count of league you win even before the league starts, but i am not, i am here and i am going to be here. and there is no way that i am going to change my mentality. the draw for the champions league quarterfinals went on withoutjose mourinho and man united and the clubs and two
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biggest rivals were drawn together, liverpool and man city facing each other in the last eight. all the quarterfinalists taken from the top four leagues of europe, a repeat of last's final with real madrid and juventus and barcelona and bayern munich strong favourites to go through. the first leg of liverpool and man city taking place at anfield on the 4th of april and the return of the etihad stadium on the tenth and the game in between liverpool is and the game in between liverpool is a merseyside derby, moving from sunday to saturday and jurgen klopp is not happy. i am already angry, to be honest, because i heard the premier league would put our game against everton to saturday. i know countries cancel match days, so the teams can play. and be in proper shape. today wednesday night against man city and then everton at 12:30pm three days later. i heard one second ago. that is not cool. the europa
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league draw to place today and arsenal are in there, playing cska moscow, that will make headlines at a time of strained relations between britain and russia. arsenal pleased to avoid the likes of atletico madrid. after a week of irish domination at cheltenham, the gold cup provided an epic fight between them to english trained horses. they deliver beating mike bite in a two horse race. the 70,000 crowd roared on the two, watching each other stride for stride but 22 fences, more than three miles before native river pulled away before the final job, conquering the soft ground to improve on third place from last year. it is the champion jockey richard johnson's second gold cup of his career and the first for the trainer, colin tizzard, who presented nicky henderson, winning
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has three treble at the festival of the champions trophy, champion chase and gold cup. johnson was brilliant on that course. i do not think many gold cup winners make all the running and do thejumping. you could see him setting up the jumps about six tries out. that is a very long stride and the horse would come every time. he is away from the fence very quickly as well. that is very important in racing. and he stays very well. before i go, within the last few minutes, fifa have given the green light for var, the video assistant referee, to be introduced for the world cup this yearin introduced for the world cup this year in russia. so, var is coming to the big tournament in russia this summer. that is all the sport, war on that and everything else at 10:30pm. thank you, so you later. 0ne 10:30pm. thank you, so you later. one of the main stories... 0n iraqi
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teenager who sought asylum in the uk asa teenager who sought asylum in the uk as a child has been found guilty of the london shoe bombing at parsons green in which dozens were injured. ahmed hassan was on the government's de—radicalisation problem and macro programme while plotting the attack. we can speak to one of the founders of the active change foundation which works to tackle radicalisation in east london. thank you for joining us. can we point out that you did help set up prevent but did walk away from that. we helped the government when it first came about, working in 2003, we helped to shape the prevent agenda and over the yea rs we the prevent agenda and over the years we work with government to make it more effective and i had to walk away, we had a different understanding between ministers and civil servants. and we were left
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with no choice. 0ur civil servants. and we were left with no choice. our work was deemed as much too risky and that meant we had to work with individuals like this young man and those like the london bombers. they were risky cases london bombers. they were risky cases that our government did not wa nt cases that our government did not want us to work with. who else is supposed to work with them? in this case we supposed to work with them? in this case we knew he was part of the programme and still plotting an attack? i have been putting this argument too many colleagues in the prevent field and civil servants and ministers. the current home secretary fully understood my concerns about the practitioners we have at the moment on the ground, but over the last five or six years, the level of expertise is appalling and aside from that, the level of risk averse this within government is also appalling. there are lessons to be learned. since 2006, we have had a number of different experts coming out with policies and ideas and strategies and we're still
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learning lessons. this is costing lives. this is absolutely ridiculous to come from the government, to say we are still learning lessons. how successful ca n we are still learning lessons. how successful can these programmes really hope to be with everybody? if we just really hope to be with everybody? if wejust explain, he really hope to be with everybody? if we just explain, he travelled in 2002 to afghanistan to fight for al-qaeda, you quickly returned because you realised you were being radicalised and manipulated. surely it has to come from the individual to wa nt it has to come from the individual to want to stop? to turn back, like you did? yes, but sometimes the individual, unfortunately, well, luckily, the individual does not need a journey like me, the intervention that i provide is about giving the individual and understanding of the journey this person is about to embark on. that prevents the individual from taking the next step and that is what the idea is about prevent, to work with individuals. and change does have to come from the individual but unless you have somebody who is expert
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enough and understands the nature of the beast and the kindness of the individual, you will not make any difference. we have petitioners, i'm not saying they are bad, they are really good, but there is an experience and supported by government, that has been warned time and again about the level of interventions and expertise and the reality of the riskiness of this business, that has become more real than ever before. who are the right experts, who are the most likely to have success? the one the government does not like to work with because people like us, our work is risky. it is the same because this is risky business. let us get that clear, the prime minister and the home secretary need to understand that this is risky business and we have to ta ke this is risky business and we have to take risks when they are needed. what do you mean? risky that it may not work? no. risk means you must sit down with individuals prepared
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to go out and kill people. you know? prevent is a fantastic agenda, do not get me wrong, i think prevent is best thing since sliced bread. i have said that time and again, but when it works right, with people with knowledge on ground. the problem with our work at the moment is done two years ago, people move on and the career changes and you must re—establish another relationship with somebody who has to learn on the job. to learn on thejob. this is learning on thejob to learn on thejob. this is learning on the job anyway but when you have people who are not consistent or in the post, they are a lwa ys consistent or in the post, they are always trying to catch up with the person who has left. this is ongoing. you must continue to learn. when i say that, i do not mean that we need to take risks with these individuals. individuals like this will continue to come across us. we need to be prepared to work with these people and understand and move them in as positive direction. prevention carries risk and it shows
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that the intervention provided that was put to this young man completely failed. thank you very much for talking to us. excuse me... i will start again! time for the weather forecast! oh, dear. we are supposed to be seeing sarah but i don't know what has happened to her. this is like the beast from the east that we had a few weeks ago and we hear if is all coming in from the north sea. because of the incredible winds, it will feel a lot colder than it actually is. they are the real temperatures that it could feel colder than that. they are the particular its well you have most of the snow. most disruption will be in
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those patches of ammo that we can see there. —— in those patches of amber that we can see there. maybe it will be better again and we can enjoy some of the better weather we have seen in parts over the last few days. this is bbc news, our latest headlines: police launch a murder inquiry into the death of another russian exile in london — they say there is nothing to link his death to the poisoning in salisbury. an 18—year—old is convicted of attempted murder, following the london tube bombing — it's emerged ahmed hassan was on the government's de—radicalisation programme, prevent. the former south african president jacob zuma is to stand trial on 16 charges of corruption, in connection with an arms deal. rescuers in miami say there are no more survivors following yesterday's motorway bridge collapse, which killed at least six people. authorities now say the focus
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is on recovering bodies buried under the rubble. police say that 46 people have been to salisbury district hospital expressing concerns since the attack there on sergei skripal and his daughter, but none have been admitted to hospital. investigators say they've identified 131 people who've potentially been in contact with the nerve agent. it's now 12 days since the poisoning, and our correspondent duncan kennedy has been to salisbury to assess the impact on the community and local businesses. it's been an extraordinary two weeks for the 50,000 people of salisbury. a city that attracts 4 million visitors to its medieval riches, but a city now redefined by its connection with espionage and poison. the unwanted attention is harming local businesses. like roly‘s fudge shop. roly‘s is half a mile from the scene
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of the nerve agent attack but even here customers have disappeared. we are at least two thirds down in terms of takings. but the streets are pretty much empty, it is a ghost town. charity shops are also suffering. this one helps children with life—threatening illnesses but sales are down 70%. just how bad is business? these children rely on our little shops to actually make a difference to them. sol really need to try and get all the customers back in. even the homeless are feeling helpless because of the drop in numbers. how much fewer people do you think are coming? 50%. 50%, yes. definitely. and what does that mean for what you earn? well, i don't earn much now. not much at all. last night, local councillors agreed a package of measures to help the city, including free park—and—ride. most here say the police presence doesn't bother them.
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seeing all this police activity, wouldn't stop you coming in? no, not at all. and i hope it doesn't put people off using some of the local businesses as well. so you don't have any worries walking around the city? no, none have all. i'm fine with it. this city may be at the centre of an unprecedented investigation but the message it wants to give is that it is safe and open. we have just received some latest advice on salisbury from public health england. the advice remains that the risk to the general public is low following the poisoning of sergei skripal. this is based on knowledge of the note agent. they go on to say that the health effects of chemical exposures are generally related to the dose received which
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is why sergei skripal and his daughter are currently being treated because they did receive a significant dose hence their critical condition. so no change to the advice being given to the general public in salisbury. in florida, at least 6 people have been killed after a newly—built bridge collapsed onto a busy road in miami. the bridge had been put up in six hours just six days ago using a method called "accelerated construction" to avoid traffic disruption. ten people have been taken to hospital, and the emergency services have been working at the scene since last night. here's how the disaster unfolded. the bridge at sru just collapsed out of nowhere. we tried to get people out but we
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couldn't. they were also. some construction workers fell from the grain. it was horrible, it was a disaster. what i saw coming down, the dust and the cement. we exhausted last night all of our search and rescue capabilities and our hopes of finding additional survivors. we used auditorium, visual, we use our canines and we determined that there is no longer any survivors. that is why we are transitioning to this recovery mode. so the pictures of how that accident
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unfolded in florida. south africa's former president, jacob zuma, has been charged with corruption, a month after he was ousted. mr zuma denies the charges which relate to a multi—billion dollar arms deal completed in the nineteen—nineties. the french arms manufacturer thales has also been charged. from johanesberg milton nkosi reports. the call forjacob zuma to have his day in court has been a long time coming. he is facing 16 charges of corruption — including fraud, racketeering and money—laundering. the charges had been controversially set aside nine years ago, paving the way for mr zuma to become president. the prosecuting authority said it has more than 200 witnesses lined up for this case. this is going to be a long and complicated trial. after consideration of the matter, i am of the view that there are reasonable prospects of a successful prosecution of mr zuma on the charges listed in the indictment. this case dates back to the early
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‘90s, when the state purchased fighter jets, patrol boats and other arms in a massive defence haul, now known as the arms deal. the charges relate to allegations that mr zuma solicited bribes for his personal benefit from a french arms company through his financial adviser, schabir shaik. shaik was tried and found guilty of corruption back in 2005. but the former president has always maintained his innocence. this is what he told me when i asked him about these corruption allegations back in 2012. there's nothing to clear my name of. absolutely. nothing. mr zuma is no stranger to controversy. two years ago, he was ordered by the highest court in the land to repay some of the public money used for security upgrades at his
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private residence in rural nkandla. the current charges he is facing has nothing to do with his latest corruption scandal, involving his relationship with the controversial gupta family. milton nkosi, bbc news, johannesburg. the reason may have been a... it comes the reason may have been a... it comes at a transport secretary chris daly said there would be no border checks at dover when britain leads the eu next year. chris grayling last night reassured the question time audience in dover, saying gridlock would not because by laurie delays in a post—brexit britain. we will maintain a
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free—flowing fraud at dover. we will not impose checks on the port. it was utterly unrealistic. —— we will maintaina was utterly unrealistic. —— we will maintain a free—flowing port at dover. lorries are checked here every lorry bound for a non—eu country has to be cleared. here they wonder whether the transport secretary has done his homework. as a personal point of view am i did find it very difficult to appreciate what they say with so limited understanding of what happens today. it is concerning that the transport secretary doesn't have a total grasp of what checks are carried out at the moment? everyone knows that what chris grayling is talking about is that there are no routine custom checks on goods from the european union. he is saying that after we leave the european union, that is the ideal place for us to be. the cross—channel industry is so
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concerned about the threat of hughes caused by customs checks that companies like eurotunnel have entered into private talks with the company. they have nondisclosure agreements so that neither party can this just what is agreed. agreements so that neither party can thisjust what is agreed. concerns are about what how long it takes to give it. we need to get to the decision now the decision needs to incorporate frictionless borders. industry insiders agree that frictionless borders are the only way to avoid gridlock on kenneth‘s motorway network as the government is taking the message on board. the first polar bear cub born in britain for a quarter of a century has been filmed for the first time in the scottish highlands. it's hoped the cub could be glimpsed by the public as early as next week. iain macinnes has more. after the initial first cries, tentative first steps after weeks in the warmth of its den. the polar bear cub emerged earlier this week to the delight of keepers at the park.
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it is fantastic. it is really chunky. it is growing very rapidly. it is starting to investigate everything from a small pool of water we have given it to the bark chipping substrate. it is picking up carrots and salmon in its mouth, although it is not eating them yet. it is starting to investigate all of that. just very playful and buoyant. the cub is learning slowly what it can and can't do. despite the slips and stumbles, keepers say it is settling in well. through the next few days, we will be offering mum the opportunity to go outside and the cub if she wants to stop. i'd expect her to feel anxious about that in the first place because it has been a few months and she is very concerned about the cub obviously. so, bit by bit, we will be working on getting her confidence up. the birth of a polar bear cub is still a very rare event. it is still a big deal so there is a real feeling of accomplishment among the team. the park don't know the gender yet but what about a name? what about archie or something?
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amy if it's a girl. sandy if it's a boy. nevis is my name. the park are expecting a spike in visitors as people flock to see the polar bear cub. and with the easter holidays approaching, it may well be and not bunnies that are the centre of attention in the highlands this easter. this chocolate is covered in edible 23 carat gold. each chocolate is presented in a crystal studded crown shaped box with personalised pincers. it costs $9,500, that is £6,800 to you and me. too much money by long way. it is merely easter
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road, push the boat out. police launch a murder inquiry into the death of another russian exile in london — they say there is nothing to link his death to the poisoning in salisbury. with sergei skripal and his daughter still critical in hospital, the foreign secretary blames vladimir putin for the attack. an 18—year—old is convicted of attempted murder, following the london tube bombing — it's emerged ahmed hassan was on the government's de—radicalisation programme, prevent. an update on the market numbers for you — here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. and in the the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. now on bbc news it is time for the film review. hello, and welcome to the film review on bbc news.
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to take us through this week's cinema releases is jason solomons. good to see you, jason. what have you been watching? this week, we'll go tomb raiding and cliffhanging with the new lara croft in tomb raider. we look at the meaning of art and find our inner ape in swedish satire the square. and we dip into biblical times for the real story of mary magdalene, as played by rooney mara, opposite joaquin phoenix as jesus. what a mixture! tomb raider is back. did they need to remake this? well, it wasn't very good the first time! often they do remakes of things that are really good and you think, ‘why have they ruined it'? but they may be trying to get this right, because angelina jolie's lara croft has dated terribly — the effects are bad and it was never quite right.
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