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this is the briefing, i'm sally bundock. our top story: at least six people killed in india as police and demonstrators clash over a controversial new law on migrants. a new era for britain, as borisjohnson welcomes more than 100 new conservative mps to westminster and prepares for a vote on his brexit deal. pain—relief pioneers. uk doctors champion surgery without the need for opioids. and recipes with a royal ingredient. christmas cooking with the duke and duchess of cambridge. and in business: australia's recycling crisis. what do you do with millions of tons of plastic? make bikinis, of course.
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a warm welcome to the programme, briefing you on all you need to know in global news, business and sport. also in the programme: william and catherine sought the help of mary berry to prepare for the charity event they were hosting. so we'd like to know, are you cooking this christmas, or are you too busy and ordering a takeaway? tell us what's on the menu. just use the hashtag #bbcthebriefing. at least six people have been killed and 50 injured in india after police and demonstrators clashed over a controversial new law on migrants. the legislation allows people from three mainly muslim countries to become indian citizens
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if they claim religious persecution, but not if they're muslim. let's get the very latest from anbarasan ethirajan in delhi. he is south asia editor for the bbc world service. so for the bbc world service. what is the latest on th( protests 7 so what is the latest on the protests? after an unprecedented evening of violence in part of the indian capital, delhi, life is returning to normal. but still there is tension, and many students from one of the well—known universities are coming up with more details of what happened. thousands of people we re what happened. thousands of people were holding a protest last evening here in delhi against the controversial citizenship law, because people here feel this is discriminatory and people in the north—east of india feel that it would have an impact on their culture and identity. the police here in delhi said some of the
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protesters, they set fire to buses and vans and also damaged many areas, and they resorted to batten charges and used teargas. but after that happened there are conflicting versions of what happened inside the university —— baton charges. the stu d e nts university —— baton charges. the students deny they were part of any violence in the last evening, but police said they had to enter the university after stones were thrown at them and the number of students we re at them and the number of students were injured. a number of students we re were injured. a number of students were also taken into custody, and this morning police released dozens of stu d e nts this morning police released dozens of students from custody. around 50 stu d e nts of students from custody. around 50 students and six policemen were injured. but this is quite extraordinary here in the capital city, because these protests were mainly happening in the north—east of india, where people had been expressing their anger against the citizenship law which was passed by the indian government last week. and what is the thinking about the protest? could they spread further? it is possible, because last night,
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following these protests in delhi, several of the university's students came out and expressed their support, and then they demanded action against the police for what they allege is a brutal attack on stu d e nts they allege is a brutal attack on students in the university. the police deny they used brutal force, they said there was civilly trying to bring the situation under control. but there were protests in other universities, which we have not heard of in india for some time, stu d e nts not heard of in india for some time, students simultaneously protesting in different parts of the country in support of the students here in delhi. but there were more protests in the north—east of the country, where the authorities have relaxed cu rfew for where the authorities have relaxed curfew for 15 hours, and the six people killed which happened in the last few days in the north—east of india, that is a separate protest compared with what happened here in delhi. we will leave it there. thank you very much indeed, our south asia editor and bbc world service, with the latest there. british politicians have spent the weekend recovering, celebrating or licking their wounds, depending on which side of the political divide they fall. today it's back to business at westminster, and the prime minister,
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boris johnson, will welcome more than 100 new conservative mps who will be sworn in on tuesday. brexit dominated the campaign, and with such a large majority, he can easily get his withdrawal agreement bill through the house of commons. gareth barlow reports. are green and pleasant land. little has physically changed since the general election, but the political landscape has radically altered. an unexpected surge of conservatism at the black box will see over 100 new conservative mps arrive in westminster. on monday, mps will arrive at westminster to form a new parliament... at the forefront, the prime minister, boris johnson, parliament... at the forefront, the prime minister, borisjohnson, who will address the new intake as they prepare to take their seats in parliament. he has repeatedly pledged to get brexit done. it is a job which should become far easier
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after months of deadlock, as the conservatives now hold an 80 seat majority over all the other parties, making it simpler and speedier to pass the government's legislation. top of the list for the next few daysis top of the list for the next few days is swearing in the new contingent of politicians, making key appointments, and then the formal opening of parliament on thursday. after that, just a small matter of fulfilling pre—election promises and getting brexit done. the political make—up of the uk might have changed, but the challenges haven't. let's brief you on some of the other stories making the news: the top democrat in the us senate, chuck schumer, is calling for senior figures in the trump administration to be summoned as witnesses at the president's impeachment trial. these include the acting white house chief of staff, mick mulvaney, and former national security adviserjohn bolton. the us envoy to north korea,
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stephen biegun, has said the door remains open to a peace deal, despite pyongyang's hostile tone. mr biegun, who is visiting south korea, said the us had no deadline, but instead had a goal to fullfil the commitments president trump and kim jong—un made during their historic summit. anti—government protesters in lebanon have again clashed with the security forces. the protests came a day after dozens of people were injured in some of the worst violence since the demonstrations began two months ago. later, parliament will consider who to nominate as prime minister to replace saad al—hariri, who resigned in october. new zealand has held a minute's silence to mark the exact moment a week ago when a deadly volcanic eruption took place on white island. 18 people are known to have died in the explosion, including two whose bodies have not been recovered. several people are in a critical condition in hospital.
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the editor of the online magazine rappler has appeared in court in the philippines to answer charges of cyber libel. maria ressa is a prominent critic of president duterte. she says the trial is politically motivated and aimed at shutting down her website. 0pioids are an essential part of modern medicine. they are powerful drugs used to relieve pain. but they can be addictive. it is a major problem in the united states. one group of british surgeons is trying to do something about it. 0ur science correspondent richard westcott was given unique access to an operation performed without opioids. paul, so we're going to put a mask over your face, paul, so we're going to put a mask over yourface, just to paul, so we're going to put a mask over your face, just to give you some oxygen. this operation is different. so we're going to start the anaesthetic, and we're going to
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you a little something that will make you feel a little bit sleepy. patient paul is having part of his lung taken out, called thoracic surgery, lung taken out, called thoracic surgery, it is the most painful surgery surgery, it is the most painful surgery you surgery, it is the most painful surgery you can surgery, it is the most painful surgery you can have, so they would normally use powerful drugs called opioids, things like morphine and fe nta nyl, to opioids, things like morphine and fentanyl, to control opioids, things like morphine and fenta nyl, to control that opioids, things like morphine and fentanyl, to control that pain. they arejust fentanyl, to control that pain. they are just getting the patient ready to have pa rt are just getting the patient ready to have part of his lung removed. but that is not what is unique about this operation. what is unique as the drugs that they are giving him. rather than opioids, they have been trying a cocktail of other drugs for the pain. 0pioids can have side effects like lethargy, confusion, breathing problems, which could mean a longer stay in hospital. so the benefit we have seen after using this technique, through the audit that we have performed, is that patients wake up weaker, stay less time in recovery, and also spend less time in the hospital. opioids can also be highly addictive. it is an epidemic in america, where millions are hooked to their pain relief. this technique does have the
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potential to reduce the potential for opioid addiction and surgery. if you give too much opioids, they paradoxically cause more pain, and more pain means more analgesics, and the patients go home with repeat descriptions, and that is how they unwittingly get addicted to opioids. 0k, start. starting. unwittingly get addicted to opioids. ok, start. starting. the new technique as possible because surgery technique as possible because surgery has become more skilful, going into ever smaller incisions to reduce pain. but this is the only tea m reduce pain. but this is the only team in britain, and one ofjust a handful in the world, scaling back opioids for such a painful operation. the message is also to gps and medical practitioners that are involved in control of pain. so if you can do thoracic surgery, you can also control other kinds of pain using opioid free, a multimodality strategy. the operation has gone
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well, and paul is set to recover. results so far suggest patients on the new drug regime have been leaving hospital around a day earlier than before. let's get brexit done — it was the mantra of conservative leader and british prime minister borisjohnson going into last week's election, and many argue it was a key part of the party's winning campaign. however, now the talking is over, and the party has to deliver on that pledge. david buik, market commentator at core spreads, joins me now. good morning, david. good morning, sally. how are you? top form. are you enjoying the boris bounce?” sally. how are you? top form. are you enjoying the boris bounce? i am optimistic, and hopeful as well. around one is done, but anybody who thinks these trade negotiations for brexit are going to be a breeze, dream on. the one thing he has got is an 80 odd majority, which puts
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him ina is an 80 odd majority, which puts him in a slightly stronger position than poor theresa may, who had no overall majority. so if we talk through the week, tuesday the new mps will be welcomed to parliament. of course, we got a new speaker of the house. he will be excellent. he will be formally introduced and begin his new role as well. thursday... queen's speech. the queen speech, the formal opening of parliament, but friday it is thought the mps will be voting on the withdrawal bill. well, i think he has got to bounce out of the traps at 100 mph. i has got to bounce out of the traps at100 mph. ithink has got to bounce out of the traps at 100 mph. i think there are several things that come to mind immediately. first of all, one, clarity, two, return of confidence, and three, investment, and that is probably, the last one, the most important thing. what do you think the boris bounce will look like? there has been a lot of commentary on the papers over the weekend about house prices could go up, share prices are going to go up, we saw that knee—jerk reaction on friday anyway, on the value of sterling, et cetera. but how long will the
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euphoria last four? i am not expecting the ftse100 to blaze a trail before the end of the year in particular. there are other issues which arejust as particular. there are other issues which are just as important, for instance, is this a serious phase i trade deal which trump has done with china? i need more reassuring, as the rest of the world does as well. if there are no other... how will i putit? if there are no other... how will i put it? cumulonimbus clouds, we could add a bit more. but it is the content could add a bit more. but it is the co nte nt of could add a bit more. but it is the content of the queen's speech, and we have had all the chat about 20,000 more police and billions of pounds being spent on the national health service, let's see the whites of the eyes of the government. let's see where they are actually going to start, where they are actually going to implement these things. and the most important thing is to make sure that the new membership of the conservative party, which has changed from the blue—collar, which has gone to the blue—collar worker, which is very surprising, that
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which is very surprising, this has gone to the blue—collar worker, which is very surprising, this is maintained. he owes the north—east. this will be the end of austerity, but to what extent, we will wait and see. david will be back for our news briefing. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: putin's 20 years in power. a special report on the changing face of russia. saddam hussein is finished because he killed our people, our women, our children. the signatures took only a few minutes, but they brought a formal end to 3.5 years of conflict, conflict that has claimed more than 200,000 lives. before an audience of world leaders, the presidents of bosnia, serbia and croatia put their names to the peace agreement.
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the romanian border was sealed and silent today. romania has cut itself off from the outside world in order to prevent the details of the presumed massacre in timisoara from leaking out. from sex at the white house to a trial for his political life, the lewinsky affair tonight guaranteed bill clinton his place in history as only the second president ever to be impeached. you're watching the briefing. 0ur headlines: at least six people killed in india as police and demonstrators clash over a controversial new law on migrants. after his election triumph, borisjohnson is set to welcome more than 100 new conservative mps to westminster, and unveil his plans for governing. it's 20 years since vladimir putin came to power as russian president.
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in that time, he's built a system of power that revolves around him — a system in which all major decisions are taken by the kremlin. that's the reason why many russians feel they need to go directly to the president to solve their problems. steve rosenberg reports from eastern siberia. russian rulers are like siberian winters — they go on and on. joseph stalin's icy grip spanned a quarter of a century. brezhnev ruled 18 years. for vladimir putin, it's already 20, and counting. nadyezhda is a putin fan. when eight houses in her village burnt down, she went on tv and begged the president for help. the very next day, mr putin sent in the builders, and — abracadabra —
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new homes, courtesy of the kremlin. da. nadyezhda even got to meet russia's leader and shake his hand. translation: people in the village told me, don't wash your hand for a year. some of them asked me to shake their hands with the hand the president shook. under putin, russia has risen from her knees. let him stay in power. give him another 20 years. this is exactly how vladimir putin wants his people to see him — as the solution to their problems, not as the cause of them. and because the kremlin controls the media here, and the whole political system, for the last 20 years it has been able to push this message quite successfully. over the last two decades, vladimir putin has honed the image of modern—day tsar, all—powerful, irreplaceable.
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but not everyone in russia believes that is a good thing. someone who's been in powerfor that long cannot avoid beginning to think that he is very special, that he is more intelligent than anyone else, that he knows it all. gradually, you succumb to this aura of being the only and the one great, and so on, and that's very dangerous for a country. boris yeltsin didn't succumb. 20 years ago, he stepped down early to hand over to putin. valentin yumashev played a key role in that decision. as boris yeltsin‘s chief of staff, he had hired putin to be his deputy, and later recommended him to yeltsin as a possible future president. so what does he think? will putin leave office when constitutionally obliged to, infouryears' time?
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translation: if we asked putin now about 2024, he'd say 100% that he will step down. but that's four years away. the situation will be different. we don't know what vladimir putin will do then. what we do know is that although russian winters are long, they do end eventually, and so eventually will the putin era. but what comes next, what kind of leader, it's too soon to predict. now it's time to get all the latest from the bbc sports centre. hello i'm tulsen tollett, and this is your monday sport briefing, where we start with the news that cristiano ronaldo scored twice for italian champions juventus as they won 3—1win over udinese
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on sunday to move level with inter at the top of serie a. the turin outfit had dropped points in their previous two league outings, which included theirfirst defeat of the season against lazio last weekend — but the portuguese star was on song as he made it five goals in his past four games taking them level with inter who were held to a 1—1 draw at fiorentina. in the premier league, kevin de bruyne was at the heart of everything good that manchester city produced, scoring two and setting up the other one as third—placed city won 3—0 at arsenal. but pep guardiola's side remain 1a points behind runaway leaders liverpool. you see passes and action that i'm normally you cannot see it. so having a special vision like this and today, i'm telling you if you have to score more goals,
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you have to score more goals, and we were speaking about that and today scoring two incredible goals and making an assist to raheem. pakistan's first home test in 10 years ended in a draw, as bad weather ruined most of the contest against sri lanka. pakistan batsman abid ali did find time to become the first man to score a century on both test and 0di debuts though, as he hit an unbeaten 109 in rawalpindi. sri lanka were returning for the first time after a 2009 terrorist attack on their team bus and despite the result the tourists were a happy team it was really nice, all the pakistani people, were blessing us, they were cheering our name, so i think it's really good thing to do, you know, after 15 years, a match playing here, people coming. a big crowd here in a test match. i think that is very good for pakistan in the coming years. later on monday, european football clubs will discover their fate in the knockout stages of both the champions league and europa league.
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holders liverpool will be one of 16 teams in the draw for the champions league that will take place at uefa headquarters in switzerland. it's scheduled to take place at 11 gmt with the draw for the europa league round of 32 stage to follow it. it's a busy week and month for liverpool as the bulk of their squad arrived in doha ahead of their club world cup semifinal against mexican side monterrey on wednesday. on tuesday in the uk, the reds face aston villa in the league cup quarterfinals, before some of that group make their way to qatar and join up with the remainder. a puppy got loose in belgium over the weekend at the druivencross cyclocross race. now i know they say anything is paw—ssible when you have a dog, but you have to be barking mad to think you can ride when this puppy is nipping at you. he decided tojoin in the race in earnest, but i think they maybe
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had a polite word with him, and said "quit hounding me." he did say today has been ruff — however, what did the polite dog say? thanks fur everything! you can get all the latest sports news at our website — that's but from me, tulsen tollett and the rest of the team, that is your monday sport briefing. kate and william, the duke and duchess of cambridge, will be showing off their culinary skills for a festive bbc show with one of the uk's national treasures, mary berry. the special programme will see the royal couple combine cooking with a tour of the good causes they are supporting this christmas. 0ur royal correspondent daniela relph has had a sneak preview. baking royalty meets real royalty. but it was the duchess of cambridge who was a super fan here. she even confessed one of prince louis's first words was "mary", due to the number
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of mary berry cookbooks around the royal kitchen. so do you do a bit of cooking with your children? yes, i really enjoy it. again, for them to be creative, for them to try and be as independent as possible with it. actually, one of the last things we cooked together was your pizza dough. we made pizzas. did you? with your pizza dough recipe, and... did it work? it did work. they loved it, absolutely loved it. the programme explores the royals' charity projects. william took mary berry to the passage homeless charity, a place he first visited with his mother around 30 years ago. he said princess diana brought her sons here to show them life beyond palace walls, something he is now trying to do with his own children. do you talk to your children about your thoughts and your views, and show them? will you bring them along here when they're a bit bigger? absolutely, and on the school run — i know it sounds a little bit contrived — but on the school run already, bearing in mind they're six and four, whenever we see anyone sleeping rough on the streets,
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i talk about it, and i point it out, and i explain why. and they're all very interested, they're like, "why is that person...? why can't they go home?" on your marks, get set, go. there was of course a royal bake off, with william drafting in expert help while his wife revealed his cooking skills. he's very good at breakfast. university days, he used to cook all sorts of meals. i think that's when he was trying to impress me, mary. it is a christmas behind—the—scenes peek at their work and home life of this future king and queen. they look like they had a great time. and with the expertise of mary berry on board, you can't go wrong really. and my mum cook —— spent weeks cooking stuff for christmas day, and we are asking, have you got the time, what is on your menu? we had from liz bennett who says "i be cooking my brother and i, we have roast turkey, the vegetables, i a lwa ys roast turkey, the vegetables, i always cook roast turkey every year,
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asiam always cook roast turkey every year, as i am doing slimming this year i will be super careful about the ingredients." well done. if you have space might be on my way because i don't know if i will have time! i will see you soon. after other light showers were going to the new week on a wintry note in places, there will be ice around, a covering of snow on some of the hills as well, but through this week we will see temperatures gradually rise, the payoff after a dry spell is things will turn wetter and become windier again. let's look at what is happening out there to start monday, a chilly start, anywhere from wales, the midlands, it is so cold at the moment on the ground because the ice, the main ice risk will be parts of scotland and northern england, sleet and snow over higher ground, some will fade for a time. to start the day, showers and his anglia and the south—east, one or two across essex and sussex and kent, some shelter west of england and wales. much of
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the rest of the dry day, showers in northern ireland much more frequent than sunday and the winds will be august was the west, covering of snow over the grampians and the highlands. temperatures this weekend between 4—10 for most, they will drop rapidly once the sun has set, and ice risk in scotland and northern ireland, and outbreaks of rain into tuesday morning, keeping temperatures up but elsewhere again, and ice risk, frost chance and greater chance of —— fog patches as we start tuesday. again today in east anglia the south—east and they could be outbreaks of rain coming and going all along, exactly how quickly that will clear away is uncertain. fog patches lingering elsewhere, most will have a dry day on tuesday, a few showers here and there but actually not about afternoon, even though it will feel cold. critically cold night on tuesday and wednesday, a pressure ritual settling down temporarily,
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keeping things largely dry as we start wednesday but with some frost and fog around, it will take a while to shift. during the day, parts of eastern northern england, scotland will stay dry with some sunny spells, but in the west, cloud increases and by the afternoon replace any morning sunshine with wet and windy weather, temperatures will be on the rise, and those winds will be on the rise, and those winds will continue through wednesday night into thursday, taking pulses of rain northwards, turning to snow and even blizzards over the grampians and highlands for a time before temperatures rise on thursday itself. sunshine showers on thursday before more wet and windy weather pushes its way into friday. temperatures will be high —— hire to start the week.
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this is the business briefing, i'm sally bundock. australia's recycling crisis. what do you do with millions of tons of plastic? make bikinis, of course. a new era for britain, as borisjohnson welcomes more than 100 new conservative mps to westminster and prepares for a vote on his brexit deal. and this of course is what to do about plastic and waste. in australia, they make bikinis. and the euphoria of a phase one trade deal between the us and china has worn off, as investors go beyond the headlines and assess the detail.


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