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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11: what are the solutions to your problems? you will get a chance to hear it. jeremy corbyn admits labour hasn't done enough to rebuild trust with voters, but tells the party to remain united. iam i am carrying on as leader because i am determined that we will deliver social justice in this am determined that we will deliver socialjustice in this country. the home secretary backs up a warning that britain faces a "sustained and serious" level of terror threat from islamist extremists. food aid begins to arrive in south sudan, in the region where a famine has taken hold, according to the un. the blockbuster films vying to be winners on hollywood's big night. the oscars are just a few hours away. also coming up, i'll be reviewing tomorrow's papers, with james rampton and martin bentham. that includes the times, which says the scottish government may be preparing to call a second independence referendum. good evening, and
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welcome to bbc news. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, has said he accepts a share of the responsibility for losing the copeland constituency to the conservatives in thursday's by—election. he told the scottish labour conference the defeat showed the scale of the task facing the party, that he'll remain as leader, and that labour must unite to win. his critics say the result shows labour is failing to appeal to the electorate. our political correspondent, carole walker, reports. thank you very much.
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he says his party's defeat at the hands of the conservatives in the copeland by—election underlined the scale of the task ahead, and he urged his party to stand together to turn back the tory tide. clapping. the result in copeland was deeply disappointing and of course, i take my share of responsibility for it. we haven't done enough yet to rebuild trust with the people who've been ripped off and sold out for decades and don't always feel that labour represents them. but now is not the time to retreat, to run away, or to give up. labour in scotland is already battling to recover after losing all but one of its mps at the last election. the party's scottish leader echoed mr corbyn‘s call for unity, but had an ominous warning on the problems they must confront. in many respects, what's happening in the north—east of england is what happened to the scottish labour
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party two years ago. we were the canary down the mine, so to speak, in terms of losing the faith of working—class communities across the country. jeremy corbyn says he has a huge mandate from his party and is clearly a little tired of the repeated questions about his leadership. i'm carrying on as leader because i'm determined that we will deliver social justice in this country. you'll definitely be leader in 2020? i've given you a very, very clear answer! yes! and amongst party delegates, there's little appetite for another leadership contest, despite all the problems. he was elected democratically. you need to get behind your leader. he's got a mission to make labour electable in the united kingdom. our next test is the scottish local government elections. i would have liked him to have indicated more how we are to help the country to vote labour again. jeremy corbyn‘s team are making it clear that there'll be no change of leadership and no change of direction either. they will be stepping up their campaigns onjobs, the nhs and tackling inequality.
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but none of that worked in copeland, and they're up against a conservative party with policies and a message designed to appeal directly to many of labour's core supporters. carole walker, bbc news, westminster. the new independent reviewer of terror legisation has warned that britain faces a threat level not seen since the ira bombings of the 1970s. max hill told the sunday telegraph that plots by islamist extremists were "an enormous risk." the home secretary said she agreed with the threat assessment. here's our security correspondent, frank gardner. gunfire. far from britain's shores, the battle for mosul intensifies. but as iraqi forces close in on the so—called islamic state, so the risk increases that british and otherjihadists will try to come back to europe, brutalised and bent on revenge. the new terror watchdog has warned of the intensity of current plots.
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the sad fact is that the threat in this country, represented by what we now know as "daesh" or so—called islamic state, is high, is continuing, and is not going to abate. max hill says the terror threat today is at least as great as it was to london during the ira bombing campaign in the 1970s. yet the situation is not the same. the uk terror threat has prompted a major rethink on how britain's cities are protected. the police have been up—gunned and surveillance increased. but the threat from is today differs from that of the ira in several ways. the jihadists give no warning. they aim for maximum civilian casualties. and they are prepared to take their own lives. i think the nature of the threat and the tempo the public have seen is very different. if we look back to the 1970s and the ira threat, you saw a terror threat expressing itself fairly
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frequently with bombs going off and bomb scares with actual devices. nowadays, the public haven't really seen a terror plot on a grand scale be as disrupted at an advanced stage for some time, so from the public perspective the threat looks much smaller. but from the security perspective the tempo is much higher. today, much of the fight on terrorism is waged on line out of public view. terrorists use the internet to spread propaganda and communicate. the government tries to stop their encrypted messages to stop the next attack. so, visible security, like these counterterrorism police officers, is one small part of a complex government machine, trying to make britain a hard target for terrorists. frank gardner, bbc news. tributes have been paid to the american actor, bill paxton, who has died at the age of 61. he was best known for his role in the science fiction classic, aliens, and also starred
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in apollo 13 and twister. he died after complications following an operation. president trump has said he won't be attending this year's white house correspondents' dinner, a tradition which celebrates the freedom of the press. mr trump's announcement came in a tweet and was seen as another sign of worsening relations with the mainstream media. only three other leaders have missed the annual event, which began more than a century ago. joining me from washington is desikan thirunarayanapuram from the washington times. thank you very much for talking to us. thank you very much for talking to us. umm, serious do you think it is that the president has declined the invitation to attend the white house correspondents' dinner? well, it does not happen very often. but it was not surprising at all because of the kind of relationship he has had with journalists in washington the kind of relationship he has had withjournalists in washington in the past couple of months. since his inauguration, he has called papers
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fa ke inauguration, he has called papers fake news, including anything unfavourable to him. if something puts him in a bad light, it is untrue, he says. people are prepared to boycott it. comedians are even getting ready to have a parallel white house correspondents' dinner, called not the white house correspondents' dinner. they are trying to get realjournalists and people and celebrities to come in and dine. and those things, all of them are moot now, because if he does not go, they will do that. they will meet and celebrate the first amendment and all the work they have donein amendment and all the work they have done in the last year. some people are actually... the white house
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correspondents' dinner is actually like the oscars for politicians and political people in washington and journalists. so they prepare for it a long time. they have a week of celebrations and parties before and after. many of the people like bloomberg and a current affair, they will have to cancel it. because the president is made fun of and roasted, and the president takes the chance to laugh at themselves, that is why he is having a problem. he does not laugh at himself. he cannot ta ke does not laugh at himself. he cannot take a joke. the last time he was there was 2011 when president obama was making fun of him, talking about donald trump asking for president obama's birth certificate, saying donald trump must be happy because he has got what he wanted. he also made fun of what would happen if donald trump became president. at
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that time, obama and anyone in that room would not have thought this would have come through in a matter of six years. but that is what happened. donald trump, just the day before he announced this, he blocked some of the journalists coming to an event, the informal press briefing in the white house. the yacht times, politically big websites. —— new york times. it could happen to the washington post as well. cnn, the bbc, they have all been called fake news. he will not be very happy about being in the presence of those people and taking jokes about himself. so it was very expected and it was not surprising. but it does not happen often. the last time was president reagan. he was shot in 1971. he actually spoke from
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hospital because he could not attend it. before that was president nixon who boycotted it. and oncejimmy carter said he was too exhausted to attend it. i remember when george w bush was made fun of by stephen colbert. it was not very funny in some places and people thought it was crossing the line. thank you very much indeed. thank you. from the washington times. thank you. tens of thousands of people in south sudan are starting to see food aid arrive in the region where the united nations has declared that famine has taken hold. many of those affected have been facing starvation after trying to escape the country's civil war by seeking refuge in the marshes of the nile. our africa correspondent, alastair leithead, has travelled to a rebel—held town in unity state, where people have been gathering to receive help. they came in their thousands as word spread that help was on its way.
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3.2;2 52 egg-lg: j'l:j/: if ”ft/g? 7 but now, they're desperate, and despite the risks, have come out for help. thousands of people havegathezg-i to receive food aid. they've come from the marshes and the swamps where they've been hiding from the fighting and where there's no food. and there are thousands more people who can't even reach here, and they desperately need help. each card entitles them to a month of food rations, which will be airdropped in over the next few days. everyone tells a similar story of hunger on the islands, surviving off wild
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honey and water lilies. "people are dying of starvation," she said. "that's why we're here, lining up for help." and she talked about how hard the war has been, particularly for old women who can't run to the river fast enough when the fighting comes. people loot their possessions, stealing cattle and goats, she said. this is what's left of a medecins sans frontieres clinic, destroyed when government troops briefly took the town in november. and this was the market, now back in rebel hands. leer is the rebel leader's birthplace, which is why many suspect it's being targeted so harshly. "the government militia kill and abduct people," he said. "they raid and steal cows." "they've burned houses and the church. " the un needs both sides to agree to a ceasefire before they can bring aid into contested areas.
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that lack of access has contributed to the famine. so, what we've had is for many, many months, humanitarian agencies have not been able to make it into this area. this is the first time that we are doing so, so it's a real issue. we need people to understand that without safety, without assurance of security for the people in need and for the aid workers, we'll be having a catastrophic situation down the line. malnutrition is manageable here, despite the famine. but it's the places that the help can't reach where hunger is taking lives. alastair leithead, bbc news, in thonyor, south sudan.‘ the headlines on bbc news: jeremy corbyn has urged his party to stand together after last week's defeat to the conservatives in the copeland by—election. the home secretary has said she agrees with a warning that islamic state militants pose as great a threat to britain as the ira did during the 1970s.
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tens of thousands of people in south sudan are starting to see food aid arrive in the region, where the united nations has declared that famine has taken hold. sport now, and a full round—up from the bbc sport centre. manchester united have beaten southampton 3—2 to win the efl cup at wembley. it was a classic cup final, but in the end zlatan ibrahimovic was the difference between the teams. david ornstein reports from wembley. in 1976, the same clubs made the same journey with the same expectations. then, southampton stunned manchester united to win the fa cup. ‘76 all over again, yeah! 41 years on, they came back to repeat the feat in the league cup.
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opposing sides with opposite projects, united the lavish spenders, saints the heavy sellers, joined only in their aim to win. but, to win, often you need the big decisions to go your way, and when this effort by gabbiadini was ruled out for offside, southampton were hard done by. they were soon punished, ibrahimovic with the opening blow. beforejesse lindegaard put united on course for the cup. southampton, though, had other ideas, and there was no denying gabbiadini on the stroke of half—time. shortly after, the italian swivelling and scoring a sublime second to level the scores. the tables had now turned, but there would be one final twist. ibrahimovic! ibrahimovic towering to secure the trophy, a clinical end to a classic tie. so for southampton it is heartbreak, surely one of the cruellest cup final defeats in many a year. for manchester united,
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yet more glory. jose mourinho becomes their first manager to win a major trophy in his first season, and this one will live long in the memory. harry kane scored a hat—trick as spurs moved up to second in the premier league, thrashing stoke 4—0 at white hart lane. all the goals came in the first half. it was kane's third hat—trick in nine games, and he also set up the fourth for dele alli. it was the perfect response from the spurs players after their exit from the europa league last week. in the six nations, the final scoreline was comfortable, but england 36 italy 15 doesn't reveal the struggle the home team had to endure before they sealed their 17th successive victory. italy had a five—point lead at half—time, and for much of the match, made life very difficult for eddie jones's england. joe wilson was at twickenham. england's coach said that the get out of jail free cards
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had all been used up. first game at home, victory was rescued against the french. then in cardiff, where england won a game that they virtually lost. eddiejones wanted to take italy to the cleaners, in monopoly terms, something like that. england barely got started in the first half. this was a kind of congestion charge. within sight of the line. the ball went over the line in the maul. dan cole was at the thick of it. england were flummoxed by italy's tactics. the game actually stopped and became a debate about the laws. in the first half italy missed three penalties, but a failed kick with the right bounce and a bright mind turns into a try. half—time, no hope italy, leading 10—5. england needed to escape again. watch out, danny care saw a glimpse of the line, head down, dashed, made it.
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a star of the six nations for england, elliot daly, the coach kept him on the wing for this kind of opportunity. england ahead but italy were not done, shrugging off any england player who tried to deny him here. still going and still going. italyjust two points behind, that's all. england needed four tries to get the bonus point and this one made sure of that. england finally broke free in the final minutes. italy had competed, that was their point. they had made england's coach work very hard for that smile. well, it wasn't rugby, let's face the facts. you know, you've to have an offside line to play the game. italy were smart, and congratulations to their coaching staff and players, executing the plan, but it wasn't rugby. if i was the bbc, i'd be asking the rfc for their money back.
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we need some proper rugby. that's all the sport for now. it is that time of the year. the oscars are upon us. amid the glamour, there is also plenty of grit in this year's films, and there is expected to be a bit of politics too at tonight's ceremony in los angeles. our arts editor will gompertz reports from hollywood. there is more than one side to the oscars. yes, there is the frivolous, showbizzy side of things, the over—the—top—ness of the red carpet, and the million—dollar after—party, with its lavish spread of food. what is the most extraordinary request you've ever had at this party for food? well, i think i had one of our guests, he loved the baked potato with caviar so much, he came into the kitchen and said "where is the caviar?" i showed him the tin. he took a spoon, and ate the caviar with the spoon. who was that? it was brad pitt.
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it might be the stars that shine on oscar night, but the craft categories reveal a different side to the business. film—making is at heart a cottage industry, as demonstrated by these two brothers from london, who are up against each other in the visual effects category. there's four brothers that do the special effects, and my sister runs my company. and i've got two sons that work for me, and two daughters. and then i've got three daughters that work for me and my son as well, so... there's more up—and—coming talent. we've got the next generation and probably the generation after that sorted out. so you're just going to have corbould oscars for decades? yes, i hope so. and then there is the serious side. great films, award—winning films, should tell stories that matter, that reflect their time. i'm very encouraged, because i do think the diversity of the line—up this year reflects the industry i work in, and the world i live in. and the biggest thing for me is that people back home see this stuff
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happening to moonlight and they think things are possible, you know, that the ceiling for a kid where i grew up is raising. what you doing in bed with that woman? i'm his wife. that's no good here. this year's oscars feel a little different. more politically charged, more diverse, more connected. but then, they will always be in la la land. will gompertz, bbc news, los angeles. let's speak to tom brook, host of the bbc‘s talking movies show, who is on the red carpet. good to talk to you. la la land is pretty inescapable. it is going to do well, but perhaps not quite as well as one might have thought a little while ago. well, the thing about la la land, it got 1a oscar nominations and it was or is the perceived front—runner but there has been a bit of a perceived backlash
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against it. i think that is one of the disadvantages of being a front runner. people get fed up with hearing about how wonderful film is and they start looking around for other candidates but i think at the end of the day it is the film tonight that is going to go home with the most trophies. it could actually take home 11 trophies and if it did that that would be a record tying win. what are the ones do you fancy, quickly, tom? well, i think moonlight has got eight nominations, it could do well. i think the acting races will be interesting, i think denzel washington may well win and emma stone may win as best actress from la la land. and bound to be a pop or two at the president?” la la land. and bound to be a pop or two at the president? i think so. if the other awards ceremonies in the lead up to the oscars are anything to go by, political comments are going to be coming from the podium. and one person i spoke to not so long ago said that this is going to be the most politicised oscar ceremony ever. so be the most politicised oscar ceremony ever. $0 an be the most politicised oscar ceremony ever. so an awful lot of
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people will be tuning in. it has been slightly declining audiences in recent yea rs, been slightly declining audiences in recent years, but not this time, i don't think? no, ithink recent years, but not this time, i don't think? no, i think that that will help ring in an audience. on the other hand it could alienate an audience. there has been a survey showing that if audience members to start hearing political comments they are going to turn off at i think people are engaged. there is a lot going on in the united states in terms of political activity and political tensions and political change and people are expecting to see this coming through in the oscars ceremony. it will be interesting to see if there is one speech that can somehow bring people together. have a great night and thank you very much indeed. the bbc will have all the oscars news as it happens tonight. you can find out the latest at the bbc‘s oscars page, with live updates as the winners are announced. perhaps one should say that the
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whole ceremony gets under way in just over two hours' time. nokia, once the world's biggest mobile phone brand, has been relaunched with a number of new models. among them is an update of its famous 3310, which sold more than 120 million handsets worldwide. the new phone won't connect to the internet, but costs around £40, and has a battery that lasts on standby for up to a month. wet. windy i think the details will be. $3ng $233 $1355? qrf;ee§~§§£§a;3 will be. let's 555? 555 151351“ 4555555555453 will be. let's get 555? 555 151551“ 455555555555453 will be. let's get the latest from darren. hello there, good morning. sunday saw the fifth named storm of the season, this was storm ewan, named by the irish met service where impacts were expected to be greater. the area of low pressure running to the north of scotland and out of the way for a while could return as a wea k area way for a while could return as a weak area of low pressure on tuesday but what we are seeing in the wake
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of that storm is so much colder air which is coming across the uk, bringing with it the risk of frost and also some snow. and there could be some snow around overnight, more especially across the northern hills, and it is across the northern half of the uk that we are more likely to have some icy patches with temperatures close to freezing. stronger winds further south in some heavy rain clearing away from the south—east fairly quickly but . you south—east fairly quickly but as you , ls 1 an; lzll, ll those showers g as is; risk ' ' f awhile overnight as well. ice risk to bei little bit more widespread to be a little bit more widespread overnight into tuesday morning, because temperatures will be a bit
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lower overnight with some clearer skies. many places not far away from freezing. and in this area of low pressure, this is what is left of storm ewan, coming back at us as promised. ringing some wet weather around the edge of that across northern ireland, over the irish sea in the western parts of england and wales and bringing with it some rain and snow, more particular it over hills in scotland. it will be another cold day, temperatures getting up to eight or degrees . . ,,, is- " runs 555557 during low pressure runs southwards during the and out of the low pressure runs southwards during the - and out of the way. as the evening and out of the way. as the evening and out of the way. as the winds drop again, we 3 see the winds drop again, we will see skies clearing to give us some frost icy icy 5551155 on wednesday ' w"— "as” from % see some cloud the atlantic, we will see some cloud and rain moving in. that will start to lift the temperature is just a little. not for the first few days of this week it is really going to feel cold, especially in the wind, and there will be some wintry showers around as well. maybe not
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quite so called later on in the week but there will be some rain, particularly in the south.
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