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this is bbc news. i'm joanna gosling. the headlines at 9: the failure of social media companies to deal with illegal content is condemned as "shameful" by mps. these social media companies have been asked repeatedly to sort this out and repeatedly they have failed to do so. so i think it is time that the government should be putting new systems in place, which involve fines. a man shot dead by intruders at a house in dorset has been named by police as 61—year—old guy hedger. labour promises new legal standards for rented homes in england, if it gets into power. the conservatives say it would result in higher rents. the final week of campaigning begins in the french presidential election. the front runner calls for major reform of the eu. and in the next hour mps issue a warning over annual tests — or sats — in primary schools. a report says some children's education and wellbeing are being harmed, with staff teaching children simply how to pass the tests. and talking movies is at the tribeca
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film festival in new york. that's in half an hour — here on bbc news. good morning and welcome to bbc news. social media companies are being accused of a "shameful" failure to tackle online illegal and dangerous content. a report by a group of mps says sites like facebook, twitter and google put more effort into protecting their profits than keeping the public safe online. the home affairs select committee branded the firms‘ lack of action as a "disgrace". asjonathan blake reports. twitter, facebook, and google. big brands and household names used by billions online every day, but accused again of doing nowhere
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near enough to tackle illegal, abusive, or extremist posts. i think both the richest and biggest companies in the world have both the ability and the responsibility to make sure that this kind of illegal and dangerous material is removed. i don't think they are taking this seriously enough, and i think they need to. the mp suggested fines for social media companies that aren't removing things quickly enough. they proposed they pay for policing as well. that is similar to the model used in football, where clubs pay for policing on match days. all three companies criticised in the report have defended their approach to on—line safety, and say they are committed to doing more. facebook, twitter, and google all have ways to report things we see on—line which may be illegal or inappropriate. but the mp's report criticises the companies for relying too much on users, and says they are effectively outsourcing policing
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at zero expense. this is not the first time social media companies have been criticised for not tackling extremism and abuse. they have to continue balancing a platform for free speech with stopping those who abuse it. jonathan blake, bbc news. a man killed during an attempted burglary at a house in dorset has been named by police. 61—year—old guy hedger was shot as intruders entered the property in the early hours of sunday morning. simonjones reports. police cordon off a quiet cul—de—sac that has now become a murder scene. officers were first called here after 3am yesterday morning. there were three or more intruders in the house. police believe that guy hedger did not know them, but they shot him dead. we are treating this as an aggravated burglary. the offenders went in to steal and they shot him. he tragically died in hospital.
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we have since launched a murder enquiry and i appeal to anyone with information to come forward to help us. a second person who lives in the house was there at the time. they said they were left deeply affected by what happened and are now being cared for by specially trained officers. the police say that the area will remain sealed off and there will be high—visibility patrols today to offer reassurance to the community. they want to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious, the key questions — what led to the shooting, and why guy hedger ended up losing his life. the hunt for his killer continues. simon jones, bbc news. labour says it will clamp down on bad landlords, if it winsjune‘s general election. the party wants new powers for councils to issue licences, with tough fines for those who fail to provide safe housing and appliances. but, the conservatives say it will lead to rent rises. our political correspondent leila nathoo is here.
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give us more detail about what they are proposing. this is labour going after generation rent, promising to give tenants more powers. they say they want to stop poor quality properties coming onto the market in the first place. they want to introduce a legal minimum standard for properties and it comes to things like damp or pest control and wiring, sewage systems and so on. they want to councils to have the power to issue licences to landlords in theirarea, power to issue licences to landlords in their area, covering all landlords and they are proposing £100,000 as a maximum fine for landlords flouting the rules. labour's spokesperson on housing claims the conservatives in government haven't done enough for renters. there's been no legislation to stop fees. over seven years we've seen them constantly defend the status quo. they've ignored the growing
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problems private renters have and they've refused to step in to make sure that we see basics fit standards for the homes that we rent. that means being free of vermin, being free of serious damp. so how are the tories reacting? the conservatives say they think there isa conservatives say they think there is a better strategy in targeting rogue landlords. they criticise this license scheme and they save you charge landlords a course for licensing it will be passed on to te na nts licensing it will be passed on to tenants and this will be worse for renters. but they are pointing to what they have already done in power, saying they've already given councils more powers to crack down on rogue landlords. the lib dems also saying they've campaigned hard to strengthen tenants rights. you can see this will be a big political battle ground in this election. 11 million people in the private rental sector and all the parties want their votes. thank you. campaigning in the french presidential elections is entering its final week ahead of the vote on sunday.
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both candidates, the centrist emmanuel macron and his far—right opponent marine le pen will lead major rallies around paris today. opinion polls taken since the first round of voting last week suggest mr macron is favourite to win. james reynolds is in place des pyramides, in paris — where the national front are holding a march. what is happening? first of all we are in front of a statue of thejoan of arc, a national symbol appropriated by the national front. we expect the founder of the movement, jean—marie le pen to speak later. his daughter will be speaking ina later. his daughter will be speaking in a different location, in the suburbs of paris, to make a pitch. emmanuel macron making a pitch later today as well. those two candidates are trying to hoover up, find voters
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a nyway are trying to hoover up, find voters anyway they can, in order to win the run—off. the nine defeated candidates in the first round accounted for 55% of the vote. these candidates are going for that 55% of voters who chose another candidate in the first round. interesting jean—marie le pen coming out today after marine le pen stepped down temporarily. is it seen as an asset for her that he has come out to talk today? i think among hard-core front national supporters, yes. but among others who might not have voted for the front national before, this may not be that helpful. it's very interesting marine le pen decided technically to step aside in the campaign. a lot of her campaign literature simply uses her first name, without using her last name, but it will be interesting to see the similarities and differences between the speech we expect to see here from a jean—marie le pen and
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the speech we expect to hear later from marine le pen. she is the one you needs votes. in terms of the polling, give us the latest. the recent polls in recent days suggest emmanuel macron still has a lead of 15-17 emmanuel macron still has a lead of 15—17 or even 20 points. a lot of macron supporters are worried about this. on paper it looks good for them but they are worried a lot of people may decide to stay at home in the second round. the people that voted forjean—luc melenchon think there's lead when voting for a man who used to be a banker and are worried about getting up the support. we were just seeing pictures of emmanuel macron, going to be paying tribute today to a moroccan father of two who drowned after being pushed into the river seine in paris by right wing skinheads on the 1st of may 1995, on the sidelines of a front national demonstration. he's talking to the
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media. why is that particularly significant, james? i think it is significant, james? i think it is significant for him and those who support him because it shows from his point of view and their point of view the clear difference between him asa view the clear difference between him as a candidate and the front national as a party, as a movement. a manual mac run has said marine le pen inherits her views from the man who is about to speak here, jean—marie le pen, who spoke in the past dismissing the holocaust and so on. emmanuel macron feels there is a very clear dividing line between him and the front national, led by marine le pen. he wants to make sure french people understand that. thank you very much, james. president trump has warned that a conflict with north korea, which is trying to develop nuclear weapons, could kill millions of people. he argued that getting chinese help to deal with north korea was more important than becoming involved in a trade dispute with beijing. in an interview with cbs news, he also described the north korean leader, kimjong un, as "a pretty smart cookie". sarah corker has the latest. so far, mounting diplomatic pressure
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has not stopped north korea accelerating its weapons programme. pyongyang has launched two failed missile tests in the last two weeks, the latest one on saturday. and in a wide—ranging interview on us television, president trump stepped up the rhetoric. if he does the nuclear test, i will not be happy. and i can tell you also, i don't believe that the president of china, who is a very respected man, would be happy either. any military action? i don't know, we will see. but he also warned of the consequences of conflict. massive warfare, with millions, potentially millions of people being killed. and a reminder of america's military might, the uss carl vinson arrived in waters off the korean peninsula this weekend, while on monday japan's biggest warship was deployed to support the us vessel. more signs that tensions in the region are intensifying.
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and when asked about north korea's young leader, mr trump questioned his sanity, but also had these surprising words of praise. at a very young age he was able to assume power, a lot of people sure tried to take that far—away, whether it was his uncle or anybody else, and he was able to do it. so obviously he's a pretty smart cookie. mr trump's comments come as he marked 100 days in office at a rally in pennsylvania. in that time he's hosted china's president xi, who he says is now putting pressure on north korea, its ally, to scale back its nuclear ambitions. meanwhile, the us is installing an anti—missile system in south korea, activity that's attracted some protest from local people. and it sparked this reaction from pyongyang. it states newsagency urged the us to... and so, for president trump,
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the question of what to do about north korea remains his toughest foreign policy test. the organisation representing nhs groups has called on political parties to commit to linking health spending to the growth of the economy. the nhs confederation also wants whoever forms the next government to set up an independent body to work out how much funding is needed to meet the needs of the nhs. our health editor hugh pym reports. the future funding of the nhs is on the political agenda. election manifestoes should spell out where parties stand. the nhs confederation representing health groups in england, wales, and northern ireland, has called for a commitment of gdp to be spent on health, as with defence and international aid. they note that uk health spending as a share of the economy atjust under 10% is below that of france and germany.
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the organisation has also called for an independent office to advise ministers on appropriate funding for the nhs. the confederation says political parties must recognise that without action soon, the health and care system will be incapable of meeting modern needs. hugh pym, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news: the failure of social media companies to deal with illegal content is condemned as "shameful" by mps. a man shot dead by intruders at a house in dorset has been named by police as 61 year old guy hedger. labour promises new legal standards for rented homes in england, if it gets into power. the conservatives say it would result in higher rents. sport now and time to cross to the bbc sport centre. let'sjoinjessica
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let's joinjessica all—star good morning. let's start with football, an intriguing day in the premier league yesterday. mauricio pochettino his side's barbie win over arsenal with psychological pressure on chelsea in the race for the title. chelsea's dominant win at everton means they maintained their lead at the top of four matches left in the season. there is a battle for the final champions league qualification spot between the two manchester site as joleon qualification spot between the two manchester site asjoleon ski reports. football delivers moments of ecstasy and exhilaration. few savour the emotion so passionately as antonio conte. his chelsea side are now closing in on the premier league title. in their path towards silverware came gold flourishes. a fantastic goal. on paper, this match with everton marked their toughest fixture left to play. three goals and three points make this the mark of clinical champions. we played with a good head.
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at this part of the season it is important to use first the head, then the heart, then the legs. as they prepare to go next door, tottenham looked down on the neighbours. victory against arsenal is the sweetest way to keep the race alive. no matter who wins, this will be a tough one for spurs. they finish above their rivals for the first time in two decades. we are so happy. for them it is fantastic. for us as well. but i want to win the title. we will try. that is what we want. it is the hope during the season that makes relegation at the end of it so painful. middlesbrough thought they were closing in. not an ideal result for city either.
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the team looking to catch them in fourth have their own problems. manchester united's injury list grows increasingly long. what can you do? you can go from bed to the toilet and break a leg. we are in trouble. trouble with patchy form. swansea salvaged a late draw at old trafford to boost the hopes of survival. ecstasy comes in many forms in this division. joe lynskey, bbc news. a fascinating start to the formula 1 season, valtteri bottas holding off a late challenge from sebastian vettel. lewis hamilton came a disappointing fourth. snooker and he might be the reigning world champion but mark selby has some work to do if he's to defend his title. he goes into the last day of the trailing john higgins by 10—7. selby, the
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world number one, had been down 10—4 but won the last three frames of the day to give himself a lifeline. he's beenin day to give himself a lifeline. he's been in dominant form of late topping the world rankings for the past two years at in higgins he faces a four—time world champion, watch shall it on false light on bbc two from 2 pm. organisers of the tour of yorkshire say more than 2 million people turned out across the country over the weekend to see some of the world's top cyclists. the final stage of the men's race from bradford to near sheffield included some tough climbs and steep descent. a belgian rider won the stage yesterday to secure the first race win of his career. after his captivating victory over former undisputed heavyweight champion vladimir puchkov on saturday night anthonyjoshua has vladimir puchkov on saturday night anthony joshua has been vladimir puchkov on saturday night anthonyjoshua has been reflect on his success. and despite adding the
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wbo and i be oh titles to his existing ibf title here is how the briton responded to being described asa briton responded to being described as a global superstar. so, global sporting star. do you know what it is, i am going back to the same house with the same family. you know, nothing changes. do you know what i mean? perception and reach changes, but the ground i am on does not change. it is nice. it is amazing. but i am still a fighter. i have to keep that mindset right now and keep my feet firmly on the ground. such humility. that's all the sport for now. more in the next hour. we we re for now. more in the next hour. we were all saying, we like him a lot, he comes across really well. a man's died and a woman was seriously injured in separate incidents during a motocross and quad—biking event in county durham. the rider was taken by air ambulance to hospital but died from his injuries. later a woman also had to be airlifted from the private meeting at low hardwick farm.
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police closed the event on safety grounds. at least nine people are now confirmed to have died as tornados hit the us state of texas over the weekend. more than 50 people are in hospital according to local authorities. the american midwest has been struck by an intensive weather system that has caused damage across several states including neighbouring missouri and oklahoma, which are now in a state of emergency. the testing of primary school children — is affecting their learning and mental health according to an influential group of mps. the cross—party education select committee says the way sats results are used to judge schools, causes a negative impact on teachers and pupils. here's our education correspondent marc ashdown. even from a young age, children are well accustomed to being tested, but mps are worried the importance placed on how children perform and isolated tests leads to a multitude of problems. results are used to judge schools in annual performance tables, which the education select committee has said can create a high—stakes environment, damaging
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to students and teachers. these year 6 students are gearing up for their test. it is a good school in a challenging area of london. the reality is children at the age of ten or 11 are going to do an hour's test, which will evaluate their reading for four years. it is high—stakes. it is high stakes for our school, too, because it is how it is rated. the report recommends the scrapping annual tests. as an alternative, a rolling three—year average has been proposed. ofsted said it looks for a broad curriculum. the department for education has said it will consider the proposals. they are used for 5 million journeys
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a year but bus services outside of london are in crisis according to campaigners. councils across england and wales cup but by a third since 2010 affecting thousands of roots and it's the young, the less well—off and those living in small towns and villages who are said to be those suffering the most. here's richard westcott. time is running out for a minute of our bosses who carry three times more people than trains yet thousands of councils subsidised routes have gone in recent yea rs. subsidised routes have gone in recent years. thank you bernard. this is the 267 late—night service from bad to frame and it's one of the services that are facing cuts across the country. gum september, the funding for this service will run out completely. most of the passengers on the spots are young. like hollie who works late in a
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restau ra nt. like hollie who works late in a restaurant. and josh who goes to couegein restaurant. and josh who goes to college in bath. they can't afford to drive, catch the more expensive train or move house. it's a really, big deal because you can't find the same opportunity in a small—time like croom, being able to travel daily and nightly back from bath is important for me to be able to earn enough money to live independently. how much have you got going to couegein how much have you got going to college in bath? just under three yea rs. college in bath? just under three years. how are you going to get there? i won't be able to pick at it, i don't know what i'm going to do. bath and north east somerset council say other authorities should help fund the service because the passengers come from different areas. first boss has helped keep it going for a view extra months but in reality, unless a campaign can drum up reality, unless a campaign can drum up more reality, unless a campaign can drum up more passengers reality, unless a campaign can drum up more passengers the late weeknight to 67 will go. it's a story reflected across much of england and wales. campaigners say
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nearly 3000 councils subsidised routes have been slimmed down or dropped since 2010. 500 of them last year. when two thirds of local authorities cut the budget. first group run a fifth of the buses outside london bridge is where these cuts are happening. we want to carry more customers, that's how we are successful and then we are criticised for bus cost, we do take it hard, we only ever withdraw a service as a very last resort and very often a service is withdrawn because of cuts in google authority funding. councils seek years of cuts in government funding have forced them to ditch routes. a new buses will will give them more powers to improve services but back in the 267, passengers know once their boss disappears, it was never ansbach. richard westcott, bbc news. a sculptor previously nominated for the turner prize has been named as the official artist for this
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year's general election. cornelia parker is the first woman to take on the role since it was created in 2001. she will observe the election campaign and produce a piece in response. shejoins me now. thank you perimeter coming in. politics and art, has there always been a merging of the two in the work you have done? yes, i think that's quite a subliminal level, the politics in my art is quite under the radar. and not so over it. but increasingly i find it harder and harder to not, the work not to be more political because we live in a very interesting moment in history, i think. you are always making work in response to what's happening around you or i am. i was in america last year, a week a month, working ona last year, a week a month, working on a piece at the met museum for the roof with a backdrop of the american election which completely consumed me and everyone else, i'm sure.
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election which completely consumed me and everyone else, i'm surelj think we can see a picture of it, tell me, it's the bates motel, is that right? it's the cycle house which is based on edward hopper‘s house either railroad and i recreated the set, two flats, propped up from behind, i than old barn from upstate new york. they like doing the hustings in front of red bars because it symbolises fulsome america, both sides and parties love the red barn. and that cycle house has the opposite connotations. it's almost like a good and evil words, i called the transitional object cycle born, it was sitting on top of the met, people could look at it from central park and see the cycle house on top of the net. we had a look through some of your well—known pieces, blown up shared, which people may or may not the familiar with but in terms of your thinking, on the
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selection, what you knew last week... that you now have to properly engage and produce a piece of sculpture to reflect... it could be in any form. i work in all kinds of ways. how are you thinking? i opened a show a couple of days ago which was more about the american election, a video piece, i don't know. i think what i'm going to do asi know. i think what i'm going to do as i always do is absorb myself in the material and ideas will emerge. i've had lots of ideas but i am going to bat those away because being out on the trail, other ones will pop up. can you give us some exa m ples of will pop up. can you give us some examples of the sort of thing you'd been thinking of? well... i take lots and lots of photographs for a start, since i've known about being the election artist everything i ta ke the election artist everything i take photographs of suddenly has, you can read in a political way, that the right caption beside it. even a group of garden gnomes! i think i'm just going to correct my
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prism of looking and see it as a metaphor, perhaps, for what's going on but it's quite overwhelming, what's going on. especially what's happened in france, before i election, we have the french election, we have the french election and that might have a profound influence on ours. it's not just what's happening in britain, it's happening globally. you bound to be apolitical and what you produce? what's the remote? it's not party political, by its very nature it is political but i'm not allowed to make a piece about the labour party, it's got to be sort of, looking at the whole thing. how are you observing, isn't sitting at home watching the telly or are you out and about on the campaign trail? todayis and about on the campaign trail? today is the day they announced me, this is my official starting point, i shall be out on the trail but i have been, yesterday, found myself watching andrew marr and robert peston and found myself vidi being
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the tv and slowing down and i thought what am i doing? the of having an artist to engage with an election is kind of a way of reaching out to a different audience, engaging people in a different way. what do you think about the level of engagement with voters in politics? at a time of so much change? i think, voters in politics? at a time of so much change? ithink, i personally think, i have a 15—year—old who is about to turn 16 and she said mum, i wa nt to about to turn 16 and she said mum, i want to vote and i think we should lower the age and engage a whole new generation because i think, you know, our future, what generation because i think, you know, ourfuture, what is happening now will affect their future soul and area where from a teenage point of view what this means. when will we be able to see the piece of work that you produce? in mid-september, it will be shown at portcullis house when they have their open weekend, people can become part of the parliament collection. good luck
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with that, lovely to meet you. look forward to seeing what ever comes out. right, let's catch up with the weather, matt taylor has the details. the headlines on bbc news: a very good morning. lots of sunshine to get your bank holiday off toa sunshine to get your bank holiday off to a fine start but not the same everywhere. you will notice a big curl of cloud, where you see rain at the moment, stretching to the channel islands, devon, cornwall, wales, wales and east anglia. it will swing to the north of england, the rain turning right and patchy. raining cornwall through most of the morning, eventually seeing some sunshine. what we see after some sunshine. what we see after some sunshine in southern counties, the showers will break out, some heavy and sundry. the west of scotland could see


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