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this is bbc news, i'm joanna gosling. the headlines at 103m: three women are arrested on suspicion of terror offences in raids linked with police operations in london on thursday, in which a woman was shot and injured. 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, emmanuel macron, calls for major reform of the eu. also in the next hour... mps issue a warning over annual tests or sats in primary schools. a report says some children's
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education and wellbeing are being harmed with staff teaching children simply how to pass the tests. and we follow up the 2005 documentary about children living in mumbai. that's — india's millennials in half an hour — here on bbc news. good morning. welcome to bbc news. our breaking news, three women have been rested in northampton on suspicion of terror offences and pelissie they are linked to a counterterrorism operation on thursday which saw a woman shot and injured. —— arrested in north
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london. the armed raid on thursday, pelissie, foiled an active terror plot. the woman who was shot in that raid was taken to hospital after hospital treatment she was questioned by police. a 21—year—old woman. we are seeing the scene in these pictures now. that was thursday night. yesterday she was discharged from hospital and arrested an suspicion of preparing a cts arrested an suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism. she is in custody ata acts of terrorism. she is in custody at a police station in south—west london. three more women have been arrested in london on suspicion of terror offences. they are 18, two are 18 and one is 19. a very brief statement from the metropolitan police counterterrorism command has said that they have all been arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts under
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section 41 of the terrorism act. they are currently in custody at a police station outside of london. three women aged 18, 18 and 19 currently in custody at a police station outside of london. the arrests made as part of an ongoing investigation in connection with an address on harlesden road. we will keep you updated as they get more on that. 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 near enough to tackle illegal, abusive, or extremist posts. i think both the richest, biggest companies in the world
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have both the ability and a 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 failing to remove posts quickly enough. they propose the firms pay for police time to investigate potentially illegal content, 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 they say they are committed to doing more. facebook, twitter, and google all have ways of allowing us 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 that they are effectively outsourcing the role of policing at zero expense. this is not the first time social media companies have been criticised for not tackling extremism and abuse. they continue to try to balance
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providing 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 just after 3am yesterday morning. there were two or more intruders in one of the houses. police don‘t believe guy hedger knew them, but they shot him dead. we are treating this as an aggravated burglary. the offenders, we believe, went in to steal and they‘ve subsequently shot an innocent man. he was taken to hospital, but tragically died. we‘ve since launched a murder enquiry and i‘m making this appeal to try and reach anybody with any information and ask them to come forward to help us.
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a second person who lives in the house was there at the time. they are said to have been left deeply affected by what happened and are now being cared for by specially trained officers. the police say 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 up 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. what are they saying they would do?
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labour are making what are they saying they would do? labourare making a what are they saying they would do? labour are making a lot of housing in this election campaign. the tories and government have had a lot of policies directed towards getting people to own their own homes, so labour think they can go after the votes of people who read it. they are saying they want to stop poor quality properties being put on the market. they want legal minimum standards when it comes to things like pests or damp or wiring or sewage systems they want to give councils the power to license, issue licenses to landlord in their local area and the power to impose £100 worth of fines for any landlord flouting the rules. the labour spokesperson on housing said the conservatives in government haven‘t done enough. there's been no legislation to stop letting agents' fees. the truth is, over seven years we've seen them constantly defend the status quo. they've ignored the growing problems that private renters have and they've refused to step in to make sure that we see basics fit standards
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for the homes that we rent. that means being free of vermin, being free of serious damp. the conservatives are saying that they think it is better to target just bad landlords. this blanket licensing scheme, they think, won‘t work because they say it will pass the cost of those licences under te na nts the cost of those licences under tenants and make it more expensive to run and say they have already given local authorities more powers to crack down on rogue landlords. the lib dems also pointing their campaigning on renters rights. i think this shows this 11 million people, a group of 11 million people who rent in the private sector, they are who rent in the private sector, they a re clearly who rent in the private sector, they are clearly a target in this election campaign. thank you. let's talk about french politics. campaigning in the french presidential elections is entering its final week, ahead of the vote on sunday. both candidates, the centrist emmanuel macron and his far—right opponent marine le pen, are leading major rallies around paris today. 0pinion polls taken since the first round of voting last week suggest
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mr macron is favourite to win. let‘s take you to paris now. marine le pen‘s father, jean—marie le pen, is speaking at a rally. he himself got to the same stage of the presidential election campaign as his daughter in 2002. he made the final run off but he did not succeed in that. he actually stood to be president five times in his political career. this is him speaking today, it is interesting in particular because she has taken the decision to temporarily stand down as leader of the front national, the party that he founded and fronted. she says she is going to just be focusing on the presidential campaign. so he coming out is
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effectively appealing to the traditional front national voters. we will be live with our correspondent james reynolds in paris for more analysis shortly. 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 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,
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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. 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 i‘m sure tried to take that power away, whether it was his uncle or anybody else, and he was able to do it. so obviously he‘s a pretty smart cookie.
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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, the question of what to do about north korea remains his toughest foreign policy test. let‘s go back to the french presidential elections. the vote is this sunday. the polls indicating
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the centralist candidate emmanuel macron is likely to win over marine le pen but it is still several days to go until france goes to the polls. live to james reynolds, where jean—marie le pen, the former leader of the front national is speaking at a march. the father of marine le pen. what has he been saying? he has been talking about patriotism, and joan of arc. he is behind me in the red jacket. he has had to stop talking because, as far as we can tell, they have managed to lose the sound. he is sitting, waiting for the sound system to be repaired. he is very popular among the several hundred supporters here. the larger point is his daughter, marine le pen, will not and cannot win the election if she sticks to hard—core front national supporters. she knows she has to extend her reach beyond the hard—core, she has to extend her reach beyond the ha rd—core, beyond she has to extend her reach beyond the hard—core, beyond the founders and into other areas. she‘s looking to pick up supporters from the left
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wing who are anti—eu and social conservatives from the right wing. this rally is a reminder of the founder of the front national. is it helpful for her? very difficult to tell. it will certainly rally the faithful, those who have followed the front national for years and yea rs. the front national for years and years. jean—marie le pen got his party up to 16% in 2002 but 16% doesn‘t win you the election. she got up to 21% in the first round of this current election and hopes to extend it beyond. very interesting going to her rallies, she uses her first name and not her last name. but this is a reminder, the man in the red jacket, jean—marie le pen, of the person who started the front national, who began all of this and who created the movement that his daughter has inherited but changed. and who did, as you say, get to the same state as she has done in the presidential election, the run—off
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of the final two. he didn‘t do it. the polls are indicating she is not likely to either. what is the latest on the polling? the polls suggest emmanuel macron maintains a sizeable lead a 15—20 points. there is a difference between now and 2002. whenjean—marie difference between now and 2002. when jean—marie le pen difference between now and 2002. whenjean—marie le pen got through to the second round in 2000 to his vote barely went up, it went up by 196 vote barely went up, it went up by 1% from the first round because all of the other parties formed what they called a republican front against him, to stop him from getting any further. that succeeded. this time the mainstream parties are worried that the republican front, the anti—front national have begun to fracture a bit, allowing marine le pen to gain more votes in the second round. interesting, thank you very much. let‘s bring you a photograph just
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put out by the duke and duchess of kimbrell —— took and duchess of cambridge and it is of princess charlotte, who celebrates her second birthday. they say they hope eve ryo ne birthday. they say they hope everyone enjoys this photograph as much as they do. let‘s update you on the headlines. three teenage women are arrested on suspicion of terror offences in raids linked to a police operation in north london on thursday in which a woman was shot and injured. a committee of mps says the failure of some of the biggest social media companies to remove illegal online content is a "disgrace." and as we‘ve seen, a new picture of princess charlotte enjoying the outdoors, taken princess charlotte enjoying the outdoors, ta ken by princess charlotte enjoying the outdoors, taken by her mother, has been published as the princess celebrates her second birthday tomorrow. sport now and for a full round up we can cross to the bbc sport centre.
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here isjessica. tottenham manager mauricio pochettino says he side‘s derby win over arsenal puts "psychological pressure" on chelsea in the race for the premier league title, but chelsea have maintained their lead at the top, they were impressive at everton yesterday. pedro scored a brilliant opener for antonio conte‘s side, while gary cahill and willian got the other second half goals. 3—0 the final score, and chelsea keep theirfour point lead in the table, with just four games of the left. we must be pleased, we played a game with the head and this part of the seasonis with the head and this part of the season is furry important, to use before at the head, then your heart, then your legs. i think we did it today. so spurs still in the hunt for some silverware, and they were impressive in a 2—nil win over north london rivals arsenal. delli alli and harry kane got the goals, and it guarantees that spurs will finish the league season above their neighbours for the first time since 1995.
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the last few weeks for me, so important to try to win the title, thatis important to try to win the title, that is ouraim. important to try to win the title, that is our aim. but i understand oui’ that is our aim. but i understand ourfans, that is our aim. but i understand our fans, they are so happy that is our aim. but i understand ourfans, they are so happy and after 22 years, being above arsenal for them is fantastic but for us, i wa nt to for them is fantastic but for us, i want to win the title, and we will try, that is our focus. so while spurs and chelsea battle it out for the title, there looks to be a three—way battle between liverpool and the two manchester sides for the two remaining champions league places. liverpool are at watford tonight. they‘re on 66 points, level with city, one point ahead of united. both manchester sides dropped points yesterday — united drew at home to swansea, while gabrieljesus‘ got a late equaliser to rescue city at struggling middlesbrough. it‘s been a fascianting start to the formula one season, with three different winners in the four races of the season so far.
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valterri bottas is now included on that list after his win at the russian grand prix. it was his maiden f1 victory, as he held off a late challenge from sebastian vettel‘s ferrari. bottas‘ mercedes teammate lewis hamilton could only finish 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 final trailing john higgins by 10 frames to 7. selby, who‘s the world‘s number one player, had been 10—4 down but won the last three frames of the day to give himself a lifeline. selby has been in dominant form of late, topping the world rankings for the past two years, but in higgins he faces a four—time world champion. watch how it unfolds live on bbc 2 from 2 o‘clock. bath have kept alive their faint hopes of a premiership semi final, earning a bonus point win over gloucester welsh international talupe falatau scored a hattrick in a 411—20 win. bath must get a bonus point victory
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again next weekend and hope leicester lose if they are to finish in the top four. gloucester‘s champions cup ambitions now look over. a belgian rider won the last age of the tour of yorkshire, it wasn‘t such a good day for british riders. chris froome in subtle and finished well out of contention, simon yates 19 second advantage at the top of the standings was overhauled by richie port from australia. the second australian after cadell evans to win this race, yates finishing second. that‘s all for now. i‘ll have more in the next hour. thank you. the american midwest has been struck by an intensive weather system that has caused damage across several states including neighbouring
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missouri and oklahoma, which are now in a state of emergency. at least nine people have died and 50 are in hospital. 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. police closed the event on safety grounds. 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,
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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. 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 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,
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but mps are worried the importance placed nowadays on how pupils perform in isolated tests, leads to a multitude of problems. results are used to judge schools in annual performance tables, which this education select committee report says create a high—stakes environment — damaging to both pupils and teachers. these year 6 students are gearing up for their tests. it‘s 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 rate their learning and reading for four years. it‘s a very high—stakes hour. for us, as a school, the results of that are also very high stakes, in that that‘s how our school is rated. the report recommends scrapping the annual publication of tests, in favour of a rolling three—year average. 0fsted too is also urged to take the focus off sats and look for a broad and balanced curriculum in its inspections, to prevent
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so—called "teaching to test". 0fsted said it already looks for a broad curriculum. the department for education said it will consider the report and respond in due course. a sculptor previously nominated for the turner prize has been named as the official artist for this 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. as she explained a little earlier. the politics in my art is quite under the radar and not so over it. but increasingly i find it harder and harderfor the but increasingly i find it harder and harder for 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, well i am, i‘vejust eaten in america last year, a week a
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month working on a piece of the met museum for the roof. with the backdrop of the american election which completely consumed me and eve ryo ne which completely consumed me and everyone else i‘m sure. which completely consumed me and everyone else i'm surelj which completely consumed me and everyone else i'm sure. i think we can see a picture of it. tell us, it‘s the bates motel, is that right? it's it‘s the bates motel, is that right? it‘s the cycle house which is based on edward hopper‘s house by the railroad and i recreated the set, only two flats propped up from behind out of an old red barn from u pstate n ew behind out of an old red barn from upstate new york. in america they like doing the hustings in front of red barn is because it symbolises wilson america, all sides love the red barn and the cycle house has the opposite connotations! its almost like good and evil merge, i collared transitional object cycle barn, the barn sitting on top of the net, people can look at it from central park and see the cycle house on top of the net. that's take a look at your well—known pieces, including a
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blown up shed which people may or may not be familiar with but in terms of your thinking, in this election, but you knew last week, that you now have to properly engage and produce a piece of sculpture to reflect this election? it doesn't have to be sculpture, it could be in any form, have to be sculpture, it could be in anyform, i have to be sculpture, 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 more about the american election which is about the american election which is a video piece. i don‘t know. i think what i‘m going to do as i always do, absorb myself in the material and ideas will emerge. i mean, i had lots of ideas but i am going to bat those away because being out on the trail and those away because being out on the trailand sure, those away because being out on the trail and sure, other ones will pop up. can you give us some examples of the sort of thing she had been thinking of? well, i take lots and lots of photographs for a start, but since i‘ve known about being the election artist everything i take photographs of suddenly, you can read ina photographs of suddenly, you can
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read in a political way, you pick the right caption beside it! a group of garden gnomes, whatever! i think i‘m going to correct my 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 our election we got the french election and that may have a profound influence on ours. it's have a profound influence on ours. it‘s not just what‘s have a profound influence on ours. it‘s notjust what‘s happening in britain, it‘s happening globally. ayew bound to be apolitical, in what you produce, what‘s the remote? ayew bound to be apolitical, in what you produce, what's the remote? it's not party political, by its very nature it will be political but are not allowed to make a piece just about the labour party, it‘s got to be sort of, looking at the whole thing. how are you observing, kind of sitting at home watching the telly or are you out and about on the campaign tell? today is the day they announced me so this is my official starting point, iwill
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they announced me so this is my official starting point, i will be out on the trail but yesterday i found myself watching andrew marr and robert peston and found myself starting to video the tv and i thought what am i doing here? the idea 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 16—year—olds, i have a 15—year—old who was about to turn 16 and she says mum, i want to vote. i think we should lower the age, engage a whole new generation because i think, what‘s happening 110w because i think, what‘s happening now will affect their future. so i‘m very aware of a teenage point of view for 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
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than they have their open weekend, it will become part of the parliament collection. it will become part of the parliament collectionlj it will become part of the parliament collection. i was talking to her a little bit earlier and will be able to see what you produce is, as she said, a little bit later in the year. now, a potential ‘cat—astrophe‘ averted after a cat falls into the water at london docks... after scrapping with another cat, felix fell into the water. luckily for him, he must have had some of his nine lives remaining, as dock worker scott derben came to his rescue. the engineering and operations manager at the london dockyards hung off the side of the dock, pulling the cat to safety. let‘s catch up with the weather and
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here is matt taylor. i can tell you, it‘s feeling a little bit warmer today, there is some sunshine about, this is the same from broadcasting house and the roof, clouds building up. there will be some showers around and look at the satellite imagery, you can see, this swirl of cloud, the rain has been here so far today, wet across parts of devon. in this area we have sunshine, the shower clouds building, some heavy and thundery showers into the afternoon. improving conditions in deva nte afternoon. improving conditions in devante later, afternoon. improving conditions in deva nte later, the afternoon. improving conditions in devante later, the far west of cornwall was a dry, rain for the channel islands, best of the weather in the far north. after a sunny morning in northern england, in northern ireland and scotland, a high of 20 degrees. tonight any thunderstorms in the south will


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