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this is bbc news. i'm julian worricker. the headlines at 11: the facebook founder mark zuckerberg admits the company has made mistakes in its protection of users‘ personal data. the pilot of a jet which crashed at the shoreham air show in 2015, killing 11 people on the ground, is to be charged with manslaughter by gross negligence. boris johnson deepens diplomatic tension with russia by drawing parallels between president putin and adolf hitler. and on newsnight, a year on from the westminster attack, an extensive investigation by newsnight uncovers significant information about the man behind it and why he may have acted when he did. hello.
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good evening and welcome to bbc news. facebook has admitted making mistakes in handling data belonging to some 50 million of its users. chief executive mark zuckerberg, in his first response to the controversy over the use of data, has promised tougher steps to prevent what he called "bad actors" from getting access to people's private information. the social media site is facing growing pressure about allegations that a british firm, cambridge analytica, accessed users‘ information for political purposes, notably to help donald trump's presidential campaign. our business editor simonjack has the latest. facebook founder mark zuckerberg broke his silence tonight on a scandal that has engulfed the social media giant. in a facebook post, he said the company had a responsibility to protect your data and admitted the company had made mistakes. he described how a british academic had invented it out, inviting facebook users to do a
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personality test. the other dozen people downloaded it, it connected —— collected personal data on them. that data was obtained by british consultancy cambridge analytica in 2013, a move mark zuckerberg described tonight as a breach of trust and it was later used in the trump election campaign. a campaign that the compa ny‘s trump election campaign. a campaign that the company's executive took a lot of credit for in a secretly filmed interview. an apparent shock to the designer. i never thought that anything that we did would be used in the trump campaign, this is 2014, well before anyone would think that mr trump would be a serious candidate. i did not have a specific use case, i did not was going to be used for political purposes, but beyond that, it was well above my
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pay grade. i should have asked. could this really have altered the course of us history? experts are doubtful. data can be used to increase divisions and stoked fears, as they themselves have said, and thatis as they themselves have said, and that is what needs to be regulated more carefully and ethical behaviour needs to be enforced, but elections are decided by a whole range of is andi are decided by a whole range of is and i think that their impact has been over claimed. perhaps the biggest change will be oui’ awareness of perhaps the biggest change will be our awareness of what we are agreeing to when we hit i agree. the conversation we should be happening is what happens to our data? how much do we share? who will they share it with, and what we think about how that done? this is a real lightbulb moment, that people understanding that it is notjust
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picking like on facebook, what you're doing is giving data away. facebook‘s value has fallen by more than $50 million since monday, evidence perhaps of lasting damage on facebook‘s brand. the pilot of the jet that crashed at the shoreham air show in 2015 is to be charged with the manslaughter by gross negligence of the 11 people, who died on the ground. andrew hill is also accused of endangering an aircraft and is due to appear before magistrates next month. duncan kennedy has more. this was the worst airshow disaster in britain since 1952. a vintage jet taking part in an air display crashed next to the a27 in shoreham. 11 men on the ground were killed. at least 11 other people were injured. tonight, the families of those who died came to sussex police headquarters to meet the crown prosecution service. they were told that andy hill, the pilot, would now be prosecuted. i have found there is sufficient
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evidence to charge mr hill with the manslaughter by gross negligence of the 11 men who died. i have also authorised a further charge against mr hill of endangering an aircraft, contrary to article 137 of the air navigation order 2009. lawyers for the families involved say the decision by the cps to prosecute comes after nearly three years of grief and loss. the decision by the crown prosecution service is very much welcomed and the families now hope that this criminal procedure and process can progress as swiftly as possible. this memorial to the 11 men who died has been placed on this bridge near the crash site. tonight, the crown prosecution service said that andy hill, the pilot, would be charged and appear in court in due course. the inquest into the men's deaths is now likely to be postponed until after any court case. duncan kennedy, bbc news, in sussex. the tensions between britain
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and russia have deepened following borisjohnson's latest reflections on the chemical attack in salisbury, when a former russian spy and his daughter were poisoned. the foreign secretary, answering questions from a parliamentary committee, drew parallels between president putin and adolf hitler and suggested that mr putin would try to use the forthcoming football world cup in russia in much the same way that adolf hitler used the 1936 olympic games in berlin. moscow said that mrjohnson was "poisoned with hatred and malice". 0ur moscow correspondent steve rosenberg has more details. it was an invitation some had refused. reporter: ambassador, why are you taking part in this meeting? but these foreign diplomats had accepted, to come and hear moscow's side of the story on the nerve agent attack. britain sent a diplomat to the foreign ministry, but the british ambassador stayed away. this is what he missed.
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translation: the british authorities are either unable to ensure protection from such a terrorist act on their territory or they themselves, directly or indirectly, i'm not accusing anyone, have directed this attack against a russian citizen. hello, my name is emma nottingham and i'm from the british embassy... 0ff camera, the british diplomat hits back. sergei skripal and his daughter yulia were poisoned with a military grade novichok nerve agent of a type developed by russia in what we see as an attempted assassination attempt. "what's going on in their heads?", he replies. "take a break from your russophobia and your island mentality." archive: berlin's great day dawns with the arrival of the olympic flame... in britain, a labour mp suggested that vladimir putin would use the world cup like adolf hitler had used the 1936 olympics —
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"to cover up", as he put it, "a brutal, corrupt regime." the foreign secretary agreed. i think the comparison with 1936 is certainly right and i think it's an emetic prospect, frankly, to think of putin glorying in this sporting event. tonight, moscow reacted to boris johnson's comments with fury. the russian foreign ministry said the foreign secretary was "poisoned with hatred and malice, incompetence and loutishness. " meanwhile, russia's propaganda machine tries to discredit sergei skripal. we witnessed this bizarre webcast, where two convicted murders claimed to be ex—cellmates of the former double agent. on air, they accused him of drug addiction, even paedophilia. but after the show, one of them admits to me he saw nothing.
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translation: it was just empty gossip. the poisoning in salisbury has spawned an information war, one moscow is determined to win. steve rosenberg, bbc news, moscow. more than a million nhs workers in england can expect pay rises, if they accept a deal agreed between most trade unions and the government. the past five years have seen a pay cap and a pay freeze. the deal would see wages increase between 6.5% and 29% over the next three years, with the exception of doctors, dentists and senior leaders. the biggest rises would go to those on the lowest end of the scale — cleaners, porters and catering staff, who will see an immediate £2,000 added to their pay packets this year. the salary increases are expected to cost around £4 billion, but won't come out of the nhs budget, they will come from treasury funds.
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0ur political editor laura kuenssberg has more details. porters, paramedics, nurses, who care for millions of patients. the staff who keep the nhs going are finally to have a bigger pay rise. it's nice for us to be recognised for all that hard work. but obviously, it doesn't detract away from the last few years, where we actually haven't had anything. most of us live on a strict budget. that can ease off a bit and the future will look better and brighter. i have two young children, so having this pay rise will help out even more with childcare, things like that. i'll be able to do more things. scrap the cap! forfive years, there have been calls to do just that. aside from some automatic rises, the limit on public—sector pay increases, of 1%, meant wages fell behind. the speaker: the secretary of state for health and social care,
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secretary jeremy hunt. and the election left the tories in no doubt about the irritation. so... today's agreement on a new pay deal reflects public appreciation forjust how much they have done and continue to do. rarely has a pay raise been so well—deserved for nhs staff, who have never worked harder. when a nurse pleaded with the prime minister for a pay rise on national television, she was told there was no magic money tree. so, can he tell us how this pay rise will be paid for? has the prime minister's horticultural skills grown said magic money tree? taxpayers' money for the rises will come from the treasury to start with, not out of existing health budgets, so the big unions are on board. it's not solved the problems, it's a start, and we would expect it to be the start of a new process, that recognises the hard work of our nurses and our people who work in our health service, that recognises the value
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and that we value those people for what they do. but staff still have to approve the deal. and with inflation, it might not make up the difference. i think the devil is in the detail, and our members that met yesterday were absolutely going through the details and couldn't see how this was going to claw back years of pay cuts. perhaps for nhs staff in england, these rises can't come fast enough. remember, limits on pay have been in place for years — part of the conservatives' efforts to balance the nation's books. but public money will still be tight. this is an easing of a squeeze, not the end. scotland and wales are likely to follow the westminster move, and it adds volume to calls for rises in other parts of the public sector. money round here's still tight, but the cap no longer fits. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, westminster. at least 31 people have been killed in a suicide bombing
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in the afghan capital, kabul. police believe the attacker was heading towards a shrine where a large crowd had gathered to mark the start of the traditional new year. at least 65 others were injured in the blast. the so—called islamic state group said it carried out the attack. nearly all of the 110 schoolgirls kidnapped by boko haram militants in the nigerian town of dapchi last month have returned home. the girls were then taken to maiduguri, where they boarded a plane to the capital to meet president buhari. five girls are reported to have died in captivity and another has not been released. the government denies paying boko haram a ransom. suspect linked to a series of explosions in austin, texas has
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died. the suspect blew up an explosive as police and fenced on an earlier today. lycee they have 25 minute audio recording of the suspect in which he described the bombs he constructed, after searching his home. the television presenter ant mcpartlin has been charged with drink—driving, after being arrested in connection with a road accident in south—west london on sunday. several people needed treatment for minor injuries following the crash in richmond. ant mcpartlin will appear before magistrates in wimbledon next month. itv has said his on—screen partner, declan donnelly, will host their programme, saturday night takeaway, on his own when it returns at the end of the month. now it's time for newsnight with emily maitlis. 0ne years since terror hit the streets of manchester and people lost their lives. the attack confounded security services. who was the perpetrator? did he work
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alone? tonight, and extended newsnight investigation brings significant new information on how he was radicalised and why he acted when he did. what is your next move against russia? the prime minister is about to tell us, and she will not be holding back. eu leaders will be warned by the prime minister they are all threatened by russia, but will they listen? also tonight, a status update from mark zuckerberg on the data breach of facebook. we will ask if the social media giant is doing enough to salvage its reputation. good evening.


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