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and has left a trail of devastation through the centre of the country. james waterhouse reports. typhoon phanfone first arrived on tuesday night. with it came wins of almost 120 mph, causing devastation and fear. the storm then worked its way over the islands of the central philippines. only today is there a sense of the damage caused. buildings were reduced to rubble. villages were devastated as the typhoon swept through, leaving residents to pick through the debris left behind. it was so powerful, even large boats were overturned. the philippines is no stranger to tropical storms and typhoons, with around 20 arriving each year. the most powerful one to hit
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land ever in the world, typhoon haiyan, struck in 2013, leaving more than 6,000 people dead. today, as a country rebuilds, the red cross warns it could take weeks to bring back power and running water. not only that. many people are still missing. james waterhouse, bbc news. the home office says 49 migrants were rescued in the english channel in the early house of this morning, when four small boats were spotted travelling towards the coast of kent. two border force vessels intercepted them. the migrants who said they were iranian, iraqi and afghan, are being interviewed by officials. police say a man shot dead on christmas eve was attacked in front of his family after a night out. 36—year—old flamur beqiri, who was a swedish national, was killed in battersea in south—west london at about 9pm. neighbours described hearing multiple gunshots followed by a woman screaming for help.
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the seychelles, off the coast of east africa, is setting itself up as a hub for marine preservation. the first ever large scale coral reef restoration project began there and now they are starting to see results. with over half of the world's reefs already lost because of rising sea temperatures, there's hope this tiny chain of islands could hold the key to saving coralfrom extinction. catherine byaruhanga has more. they're called the reef rescuers. atina and chloe work in the indian ocean trying to find ways of saving the world's dying coral. today, they're checking on their nursery. it's a man—made coralfarm and one of the biggest in the world. this is a large—scale coral reef restoration project. the nursery that we use is a rope nursery. so our coral fragments are actually placed inside a rope and then they are hung mid—water. over half the world's reefs have already been lost because of climate change.
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coral gets its colour and its energy from the algae which live inside it. as the water gets warmer, though, the algae becomes toxic, so the coral evicts it. this is called bleaching. with its food source expelled, the coral often die. from the nursery, the small coral are brought down and cemented to the ocean floor. within minutes, fish swim to what the reef rescuers call super coral. 0ur coral gardening methodology identifies resilient colonies by visiting reefs shortly after bleaching events and looking at which colonies have survived and have some level of confidence that they are resilient and will make our restoration site resilient from further climate change events. the nursery is also an open—water classroom. from the surface, i can see hundreds
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of coral beneath me. scientists have come from all over the world to learn how it's done here. this technique has already been taken to countries like colombia and the maldives and next are kenya, tanzania and mauritius. the reef rescuers‘ project was born here on cousin island, a thriving world class nature reserve. cousin island was the desired prize... it was set up by nirmal shah. he's been running conservation projects here for over three decades and he's already thinking about the next big idea. so, all these experiences we've learned from scratch, we know the entire technique now. so the next step is to grow corals on land, tinker around with them until they become resilient to climate change and plant them back. scientists predict most of the world's coral will be gone by 2050.
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innovation might be the only way to preserve them. catherine byaru hanga, bbc news, the seychelles. the hit tv show gavin and stacey returned to our screens last night after almost a decade away and pulled in the highest christmas day tv audience in 12 years. an average of 11.6 million people tuned in for the show‘s christmas special, according to initial figures, with the queen's christmas broadcast in 2nd place. 0ur entertainment correspondent lizo mzimba has more. # step into christmas, step into christmas... it's been close to ten years since the show‘s last episode. its return, greeted with elation from fans and the biggest christmas day audience for more than a decade. may be some cheese and rose! its absence for so long helped last night's one—off special, continuing the story of a boy from billericay and a girl from barry island... why am i stood here? easy, this is where i first
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told you i love you. ..feel like must—watch, appointment to view television, for millions. i will now show you the big, glamorous sets we use. during filming, james corden, who co—wrote the story with ruthjones, spoke about why they had brought the programme back. sorry, everyone, but dinner‘s going to be ever so slightly delayed. it is more a sense of, i think, of ruth and me just thinking, why don't we explore it and see if there's anything there, if there is a story there? we just did what we did the first time round, really, which was sit in a room and talk about it and see what we have. # you were handsome, you were pretty # queen of new york city # when the band finished playing, they howled out for more... christmas day viewing figures have been in decline, partly because of the growth of streaming services, partly because the programmes were often festive editions of shows already regular parts of the schedule. gavin and stacey's success could perhaps lead to more
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favourites from the past returning to our christmas tv screens. lizo mzimba, bbc news. it's christmas! with all the sport now, here's chetan pathak at the bbc sport centre. good evening, sophie — we start with cricket as james anderson made an instant impact on his return from injury. england's leading wicket taker struck with the first ball of the day and helped his side into a strong position after day one of the first test against south africa. patrick gearey reports. in interior, a man who has gone well beyond 100. test match 150, for jimmy anderson. he's always had that knack. he spent four months fighting back from injury and won't care if the radar is out, as long as the batsmen is. he said the toil and spoils with stuart. the catcher, ben stokes, the sports personality of the year, who spent some christmas visiting his in hospital. the series is meant to mark the start of
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england's future, the likes of sam curran, freshfaced but fierce. this blend had south africa at 111—5. time for others to lead. quinton de kockis time for others to lead. quinton de kock is a master of the counterpunch. with every run, the day seemed hotter, the afternoon longer. fine if you're in your boxing day chair but as another centurion centurion looks like he would be saluted, sam curran stopped to clock. that africa got more troublesome runs. —— stopped quinton de kock. south africa lost their ninth wicket in the closing minutes but they aren't yet all out. england finishing boxing day with leftovers remaining. patrick gearey, bbc news. in the premier league, mikel arteta could only manage a draw in his first game in charge of arsenal, while carlo ancelotti got his everton career off to a winning start. earlier, spurs came back from a goal down to beat brighton despite yet more var controversy. here's natalie pirks.
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it never rains, it pours. yesterday, jose moreno's dog died and tottenham we re jose moreno's dog died and tottenham were still reeling from allegations of racism in the crowd during their defeat to chelsea last weekend but there is no let up for footballers at christmas. tottenham's subdued fanzone had something to cheer. kane putting it away. or did he? var deemed harry kane offside by an armpit. the boos were ringing out on boxing day. the mood was going to get worse when pascal gross‘s cross found webster's had. brighton have the lead. that was pedestrian tottenham's wake—up call. tenacious harry kane soon had his customary boxing day goal. spurs going level. spurs were at the races and the comeback was complete with a fantastic team effort. super sub eriksen‘s floated cross, a great
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comeback and a cheeky finish from alli. 2—1 the final score, a nice way to end christmas. the end of the decade is ushering in the start of a new hero at everton. manager carlo ancelotti had an immediate effect. bernie's resistance was broken by calvert—lewin‘s flying header. goodison park erupted and ancelotti is starting as a means to go on. arsenal didn't get the same new manager bounce. a lot of possession but only one point. a second—half humming and equaliser, their only shot on target against bournemouth. there is no time to reflect or mikel arteta, as they play again on sunday. elsewhere there was an upset at stamford bridge. chelsea's mixed form under frank lampard continuing, as they lost 2—0 to southampton. there were wins for crystal palace and aston villa whilst sheffield united drew 1—1 with watford. manchester united currently lead newcastle 2—1. celtic maintained their lead at the top of the scottish premiership
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with a 2—1win over st mirren, whilst second placed rangers beat kilmarnock1—0. earlier hibs won back to back edinburgh derbies for the first time since the 19705 — two goals from martin boyle sealing a 2—0 win over hearts, who remain bottom. in one of the biggest races of the national hunt season — the king george vi chase — clan des 0beaux made it back—to—back wins with a dominant victory at kempton. sam twiston—davies guided the seven—year—old, part owned by sir alex ferguson, to victory by some 21 lengths. there's plenty more on the bbc sport website, including details of cardiff blues' win in the pro 1a rugby. but from me, goodnight. people in some parts the world have been watching the last solar eclipse of the year. it was visible across much of the middle east and south asia where people witnessed the annular solar eclipse. it is also known as a "ring of fire", where the moon doesn't
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completely cover the sun. there's more throughout the evening on the bbc news channel. we're back with the late news at 10.05pm. now on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. goodbye.
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hello, this is bbc news with ben brown. more on the news that thousands of people have lost their homes after a typhoon ripped through the phillipines. at least 13 people have been killed. the chairman of the philippine red cross, richard gordon, spoke to the bbc, about how people are trying to cope. well, first of all the access is difficult because people are stranded, you have to bring the goods you have to deliver, several islands have been affected.
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a lot of people have lost their homes, and they need food, they need hot meals. we are serving hot meals, it's not enough, obviously, we are trying our best to do that. lifelines like power has been affected, there is a complete blackout in certain areas which will be solved in two or three weeks. water has been interrupted in certain areas. so, there is an awful lot of things to be done. the rescue phase is over. we are giving support in terms of relief, water, food, a lot of first aid interventions. certainly our doctors will be providing beds for hospitals that have lost their roof.
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we are also fighting the earthquake and recent typhoon, we are not finished there. definitely there is a lot to do, with vaccinations for polio, measles and the like. the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, is facing a vote today, for his leadership of the likud party, from long—time rival gideon saar. it's said to be the biggest challenge mr netanyahu has faced to his 20—year rule of likud. yesterday evening, a rocket fired from the gaza strip, interrupted a party rally in the border town of ashkelon. the prime minister and his wife were escorted from the stage, after sirens went off. 0ur middle east correspondent, barbara plett usher, is injerusalem.
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she explained a little earlier why support for benjamin netanyahu could be showing signs of weakening. there has been a united front in likud despite a lot of problems over the past year, two elections which he was unable to form a government and charges of corruption. so he is very popular still, a lot of loyalty, but it is beginning to show a crack. that is a challenge that is not expected to unseat him necessarily, that would be a big upset, but one that shows disquiet among some members of the likud party, not senior members, but gideon saar has support of a number of lawmakers and grassroots. the local party leaders and so on. the concern is that edge netanyahu may have lost his magic touch, he wasn't able to form a government in the past year and are they are going into a third election he will not be able to again. the right—wing could
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ultimately lose power and likud could go into opposition. this is mike with the's campaign. the big thing to watch is how much better in netanyahu thing to watch is how much better in neta nyahu wins by. thing to watch is how much better in netanyahu wins by. if you went substantially, he wants to quell any dissent. if he doesn't, that will begin his grip on the party. —— week his grip. this week marks the century of women being accepted into the legal profession. during that tim,e the number of women practicing law has increased. however, figures show that they still hold less than 25% of the topjobs. sian lloyd has been finding out about some of the changes that have taken place. and i'm introduced to somebody very charming, very pleasant, and they'll say, "what do you do?" and i'll say, "well, i'm a judge," and quick as a flash, they'll say, "do you work in family?" it tells you a lot, doesn't it, about subconscious assumptions that are still being made that we need to battle against.
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this piece of art is an emblem of how the change has happened and how the future has got to be different because law has to reflect the world that we live in, and it's getting there. the first ever artwork commissioned to celebrate women's contribution to the legal profession, marking the centenary of them being allowed to practise law. unveiled in the supreme court, a legacy to those who paved the way, part of a campaign to inspire future generations. i think it will give the courtroom a different feel, an altogether different atmosphere. a new atmosphere of a more egalitarian and modern approach. this is how it looked 100 years ago — not a woman in sight. times have changed. mrsjustice carr has recently been promoted to the court of appeal. she wants to see more women get the top jobs.
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my own personal experience at the top levels, certainly in terms of the judiciary, is everybody is willing you to succeed. and we've got this far, we've almost done the hard stuff. the hard stuff comes in the 30s to 405. that's when you see the numbers drop for all the obvious reasons. so i think the work has to come right from the bottom — schools, universities, getting women in, giving them confidence, then creating the right working environments to encourage women to break through the ranks in those middle years, and then encouraging them to carry on. all rise. and these are the lawyers of the future. as long as we raise our sons and daughters to believe in women as equal and then we pass that on, we've got to break the mold. it looks a bit like a dream... to say, like, "i'm going to become a judge one day." but i think it's step by step. marking a new chapter as the first
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100 years draw to a close. sian lloyd, bbc news. technology traditionally associated with video games is being trialled to help patients nervous about undergoing procedures. bbc london has been following one of the first patients in the country to be immersed in alternatve reality during his surgery. bhavanni vadde reports from st george's hospital in tooting. austin mills is being prepped for surgery after he was knocked off his bike by a car a few weeks ago. he is wearing a virtual reality headset to distract him as he is injected with a localised anaesthetic, which means he will be awake throughout his operation. many patients don't want to hear anything or see anything in the theatre and even if i tell them that there is going to be no pain, they are very worried about being awake in a theatre environment. so, in the past we would use sedation to make them sleepy or drowsy and with the vr we don't
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need to do that because effectively with sound and sight gone, and they are in their own little world, they can have nothing at all. there will be some guided meditation while we talk you through some breathing. sure. and a bit of peaceful music in the background. perfect. happy with that? the only thing austin will see and hear while on the operating table is the exotic location of his choice. my shoulder moves occasionally to sort of bring me back to reality but i've had no feeling or whatever of the actual surgery itself. i feel like i am just sitting by a mountain lake and every now and then somebody tugs on my arm. the team are currently operating on austin's broken wrist. he is one of the first patients in the country to be immersed in an alternative reality during his surgery. 0rthopaedic surgeon shamin umarji is leading this trial in the use of vr headsets.
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if you wheel a patient through to this environment is pretty stressful and they are fully awake, they can hear the drills and the conversations that are happening around them and it's a stressful environment. virtual reality is undoubtedly quite an immersive phenomenon. i was really excited when doctor umarji approached me and asked me to be part of it and, yes, it's been a huge success, so i'm really happy with it. apart from my arm that i can't feel, i feel completely normal. currently this technology is being used for patients undergoing hand or arm surgery and it is hoped it can be extended to other types of operations. people across certain parts of the middle east, india and south east asia have witnessed the last solar eclipse of the decade. the path of the eclipse allowed millions of people to see it. shaun hassett has more.
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this is an annular solar eclipse, or as some people call it, the ring of fire. it happens when the moon covers the sun's centre, but leaves the outer edges visible. although it doesn't feel this way for many of us in the northern hemisphere right now, we are getting closer to the sun. that means the sun is actually larger in the sky than average so the moon is not able to cover it completely leaving an annulus of light, hence an annular solar collapse. millions of people were able to see this. from astronomers in the uae, to schoolchildren and their teachers in mumbai. to these crowds in singapore, where people will not get another chance to see the ring of fire until 2063. it's an annular eclipse and the next one will be when i am in my 60s and so i might as well take my youth and look at this lovely ring of fire. it took around five hours for the path of the eclipse
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to move across the indian and pacific oceans. for those watching on the ground, the celestial show was even shorter. it's only two minutes but it's so intense that you talk about it with your friends and family for the next...month. whilst some places will have to wait decades for their next annular solar eclipse, others will not have to wait anywhere near that long. the good news is a very similar in fact even better eclipse will occur on the 21st of june next year. the path of that eclipse will take in parts of africa and the middle east and southern china. deborahjames has shared every step of her cancer journey on the bbc podcast ‘you, me and the big c'. this time last year, she didn't think she'd be celebrating another christmas — but that changed thanks to some new treatment and her medical team at the royal marsden hospital. she's been back to meet them —
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let's take a look. this time last year, i honestly thought i was celebrating my last christmas. my cancer had progressed. the actual words from my oncologist were "i can' promise you it won't progress quickly". i'm deborah james. i have metastatic bowel cancer and i have been living with cancer for three years. i host the award—winning podcast you, me and the big c on bbc radio 5 live. hi! hello! welcome back! thank you! it's nice to see you. you're looking well. i was going to say it's nice to be here not as a patient. 0h, absolutely, absolutely! cyberknife is amazing. were in inoperable places — one was wrapped around an artery — and i couldn't be more grateful to have this treatment.
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we know that we've constantly got you in the right place, so we can give a higher dose more safely. it's a team effort. but ultimately, a team effort that is saving my life and prolonging my life and i couldn't be more grateful for that, so thank you for that. oh, you're very welcome. you're very welcome. when did you start feeling like you've got a temperature? yesterday. over the last year, i have been taking some new, targeted drugs. i'm one of the first people actually in the uk to be on that combination. it has actually stabilised my cancer. i've had hundreds and hundreds of tests. you never get used to them. and you never get used to them. people like beth that help administer those drugs are very much part of my family. i trust you guys... good! ..and i know you are what you are doing... good. ..and it's a friendly face all of the time. yeah. so, like, never underestimate what you do, it's amazing, so thank you. oh, thank you, deborah. thank you very much. let me give you a hug. come here. i'm probably going to cry! don't cry. it's all right. the more we move on with cancer,
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the more we find out about it, there are more examples of people like me living, and that is because of new treatments, because of new ways that we are being treated. hello! and actually, that's something we should be celebrating. nice to see you. as part of your treatment, we tried to zap all your tumours. i love that — splat the tumours! splat the tumours, exactly. this is the tiny probe, which is very thin. i've never seen this. i cannot believe this actually goes inside of me! yeah, it's thin and sharp. thank you for literally destroying, zapping, burning, ablating. you have used every tool in the box to help keep me alive and just thank you. you are very welcome. very welcome. so i'm now in a very weird place where i am living with cancer. but we all know that at some point, my luck might run out and the drugs might run out and actually, the cancer may be on the move again, and none of us know when that might be. and living with that dark dog of fear is really, really challenging and i don't have a solution for it.
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but i know that having an army of people who have your back helps. every single person plays a massive part in keeping me alive. my new year's resolution is to stay alive. and maybe run a marathon and maybe do strictly. giggles. time for a look at the weather. good evening. many swapped out a dry and often sunny christmas day for a grey and often soggy boxing day. this was how it looked to the south—east of london for one of our weather watchers. some brightness, certainly some dry weather for a time across the part north, and more of us will see drier weather. derby
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quite a lot of cloud and don't will start to turn a little bit milder. rain across western areas as we go through tonight, wales and the south—west tending to pull away, rain continuing through northern ireland, into western scotland, some rain getting into north—west england. turning milder in western areas but further east, particularly northern england and parts of scotland, cold enough for a touch of frost. into tomorrow, a one front pushing east was, bringing patchy rain, and other frontal system bringing rain into the north—west, between those two weather fronts a south—westerly wind sucking some increasingly mild air in our direction. he was friday, but warm front bringing patchy rain eastwards, across parts of scotland and northern england. 0ur eastwards, across parts of scotland and northern england. our next frontal system bringing rain into western scotland and northern ireland. elsewhere a lot of dry weather, cloud, some glimmers of sunshine breaking through. western parts will feel milder, 12 celsius
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for belfast, plymouth, single digits for belfast, plymouth, single digits for the time being. frontal system still running across the north west on saturday, bristol wins as well. further south and east we are looking at a lot of dry weather. england died well should be largely dry on saturday. cloud around but sunny breaks, largely fine for northern ireland, rain clipping into the north—west. eastern scotland dry, the western side seen outbreaks of rain. all of us just about by this stage in double figures. it stays very mild as we go into sunday, we should see more sunshine developing cross england, wales, the south and east of scotland. still some outbreaks at times, temperatures of 11—1lidc in one or two places. as we head into the last couple of days of 2019, most will see dry weather, some rate of the north—west, it will stay fairly


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