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this is bbc news. police investigating the suicide bombing in manchester on monday have made further arrests — 13 people are now in custody in connection with the attack. remembering the 22 victims of monday's bombing. the city came together for the great northern run, to show it won't be defeated by terror. it has been an exceptionally difficult week for everybody. what manchester is saying this place will get through it and go forward together. vigils and services of remembrance have been taking place today in memory of people who lost their lives in the attack in manchester. more than a third of ba flights were cancelled at heathrow today, with travellers complaining about a lack of information from the company. and back to winning ways for the former wimbledon champion petra kvitova, after surviving a knife attack last year. the victims of the manchester terror
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attack, have been remembered in church services across the city today and on the streets, as thousands of people took part in the great manchester run. amid tight security, the organisers say they were determined it should go ahead, to show the true spirit of the city — that terrorism will never win. our correspondent chris buckler reports from manchester. in the centre of manchester, people ran in remembrance and in defiance. holding this racejust holding this race just days after a suicide bomb attack was, in itself,
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sending a message. it has been an exceptionally difficult week for everybody but greater manchester is saying we will get through it and go forward together. this simple act of gathering together after a bombing that left so many families grieving expressed a sentiment that only a few could find the words for. do something through courage and through pain. do something for someone that you care for. do something to help out with the cost. do something for someone that you're there for. that you've lost. yet this attempt to return to normality exposed what has become at least for the moment the new normal. armed officers and extra security are now an obvious presence, here to offer reassurance, but they're also a reminder of what happened in manchester less than a week ago. yes, i was a bit nervous, i'm here with my husband. if anything else could have happened, you know. . .. i've got children at home,
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so i did think twice, i'm not going to lie but i'm here. bell tolls people paid their respects all along the race route. and at services nearby in manchester cathedral. today we remember megan hurley, elaine mciver, courtney boyle, philip tron... there, the names of each one of the 22 people killed on monday were read out. chloe rutherford, liam curry... the family and friends of one of them, martyn hett, celebrated his life this evening in stockport. like so many others, they are trying to move on into remembering, not forgetting. that leaves manchester
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still in need of both support and reassurance. chris buckler, bbc news, manchester. as we heard in chris buckler‘s report, vigils and services of remembrance have been taking place today in memory of people who lost their lives in the attack in manchester. one of those victims, martyn hett, was remembered at an event in stockport. in the wake of martyn‘s death, his mother had said she didn't feel anger and only had fond memories of her son. after the event held in his honour today, our reporterjames bryant spoke to his mother and stepfather, who shared their reflections on today's events. i don't think there was too much crying. i think he would have just wanted people saying nice things about him, and that he would have loved it, he would have loved any glitter, the mayor in her regalia. he just loved the occasion and the event. the music, the singing, the sentiment. yes, the glitter on the face, the speeches. the dancing, the choir. what was the highlight for you?
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the highlight for me was actually the most touching, the young people who have raised £500 off their own back. it shows the community spirit out there and that there are some amazing people. it's not the big things you can do, it's just the small sentiments. that is touching, that they would want to raise money for martyn‘s funeral. that's just something that's never talked about enough. and for you? for me, all his friends coming together and, you know, they were all very tearful. and yet said the most beautiful things about him. i know i've kind of lost a son to this horrible event, but they were his friends before and i've gained more sons now. police investigating
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the manchester arena attack, carried out by salman abedi, have made a further series of raids and arrests around the city. two more people are now in custody meaning that a total of 13 are being held for questioning. our home affairs correspondent tom symonds reports. this massive police operation continued at a frantic pace today. 1000 officers and police staff were involved. the arrests continued. a man pulled from his car in the middle of the street in trafford. a raid on a house in the moss side area. heavily armed police arrested three men, at one point bringing in a police dog. roads were closed. the dorr of one of them being blown from the hinges with explosives.
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the family insisted we had nothing to do with the bombing. in this area in particular, the police operation is causing enormous unrest. we don't want anything like this in our community, it is so ridiculous. iam annoyed. it is not a nice feeling at all. people here worry there will be a backlash. in fact, this operation has touched many communities in the city. the explosions and guns are unnerving but life does go on. 12 remain in custody and more arrests are expected. both the conservatives and labour, have been focusing on national security today in the election campaign. the home secretary amber rudd, reaffirmed that the conservatives would set up a commission, to promote british values and tackle extremism, while labour wants to recruit 1,000 security experts, in addition to 10,000 extra police. here's our political correspondent alex forsyth. in the aftermath of such an atrocity, inevitable questions
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about how to stop something like this happening again. the actions of this man, salman abedi, forced a pause in the election campaign. now preventing others like him is part of the debate. the home secretary said today the government had for the first time used powers to prevent suspected terrorists returning freely to the uk. 0n the manchester attack, she said police and security services were working at full tilt. with questions about who knew what and when, she was asked about reports that friends and community leaders had raised concerns about the man behind it. was salman abedi on a surveillance list? i don't know those details that you have set out to me because the intelligence services are still collecting information about him and the people around him. but i wouldn't rush to conclusions, as you seem to be, that they somehow have missed something. people had phoned the terror hotline, as they are told to do. as they should do. and the reason we have put in place the terror hotline,
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the reason we have put in place the prevent strategy is because we recognise the scale of the problem. so what would different parties do to tackle the problem? well, the conservatives would introduce a counter—extremism commission. so far short on detail, it would advise new laws and policies. they say they have committed extra funding for counterterrorism agencies and are recruiting more security officers. labour, too, has promised more security and intelligence staff and 10,000 more police officers as well as more prison and border agency personnel. in the battle for power here, labour are attacking the conservatives over cuts, saying they have left police under—resourced. the tories are defending their record on crime. but like so much in this election, want to make this about character and leadership. the shadow home secretary was asked again today about past comments she had made, seemingly supportive of the ira. it was 3a years ago, i had a rather splendid afro at the time. i don't have the same hairstyle
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and i don't have the same views. labour says the focus now should be how to keep people safe from this, an attack which, rather than undermine the democratic system, has highlighted the choice the country is facing. who is best to lead, who is best to protect? alex forsyth, bbc news, westminster. thousands of british airways passengers have faced a second day of disruption following a global it failure. flights from gatwick are getting back to normal, but a third of ba services from heathrow were cancelled. that's because of the knock—on effects around the world of yesterday's disruption. ba passengers in rome have been told they won't be able to fly back to the uk until tuesday. joe lynam is at heathrow for us tonight. it has been a day of queues, calculations and questionable
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customer care. hundreds are still trying to catch their delayed flight, trying to catch their delayed flight, thousands have out their holidays curtailed or ruined. the airline says that things are getting back to normal. for many people, today did not feel like normal. for some ba customers, it had been a long, uncomfortable night. bleary passengers this morning, still hoping to catch their plane. even free bottles of water in a heavily congested at terminal 5 failed to cool some people's mood. it's just a lot of moving around, standing in lines and lack of information. i think it's too big that they don't know what to do with it. we've been in the line for about five hours, we have no idea how much longer we'll be here and we're getting no communication from the staff. sarah booth and herfamily should be on holiday in budapest. instead she is stuck having lunch at a pub near heathrow. she was told by ba to come to the airport, only to find the flight was cancelled. we only travelled based on the fact our fight was still running and we had been told by ba to make sure
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all flights were running, before we left home and we did that. you've come from? malvern in worcestershire and my sister and herfamily have come from folkestone in kent. ba passengers in rome have been told it might be tuesday before they get home. some travelled here by train from naples, after spending hours on a plane there yesterday that never took off. we've been booked on a flight from here to barcelona, and barcelona to london, but our barcelona fight has been delayed an hour and so we have 30 minutes to get the connecting flight in the hope we get back to london tonight. 0therwise we've got to wait two days. as thousands of people waited in a packed heathrow, dozens of flights were cancelled and many more will not depart as the airline struggled to reset its global network after a major powerfailure. that, for some aviation insiders, is inexcusable. what seems remarkable is that there was no back—up system kicking in within minutes of the whole system failing.
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there wasn't even a third back—up. businesses of this size need systems backed up all the time. that's what passengers expect and rely on. but confusion still abounds. some passengers have been told their flight is cancelled online and then get the exact opposite message when they call the airline to confirm. this problem looks set to persist for far more than just a few hours. we have asked for interviews to clarify what has gone on and they have not put anybody up. the chief executive did post a video message today and yesterday in which he apologised to customers once again for the chaos and said his team were pulling out all the stops to get things back to normal. he urged passengers not to come to the airport unless they have a confirmed booking for their flight. not to come to the airport any earlier than
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90 minutes before take—off time, and to always check the manage my booking part of the website. but this is going to have a major... this is going to have an issue for british airways going forwards. not just the financial cost of compensation, but the damage to their reputation. we saw people saying they were never going to fly ba again. they have to work hard to put this back onto an even keel, going forward. a man's been shot dead in a supermarket car park in county down. the victim, who was 55, was hit several times, as he got out of his car at sainsbury‘s in bangor. hundreds of shoppers were in the area. northern ireland police have launched a murder inquiry. six men who accused the late lord janner of sexually abusing them as children have abandoned their civil case. he was charged with 22 sexual offences dating back to the 1960s, but the 87—year—old was found unfit to stand trialjust days before he died in 2015. his accusers had been seeking damages from his estate. the headlines on bbc news:
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police investigating the suicide bombing in manchester on monday have made further arrests. 13 people are 110w made further arrests. 13 people are now in custody in connection with the attack. the conservatives and labour promised more action to minimise the future threat of terror attacks. thousands of british airways passengers have experienced a second day of chaos and disruption, following a major it failure. sport now and a full round—up from the bbc sports centre. ferrari have won the monaco grand prix for the first time in 16 years. sebastian vettel was the victor. lewis hamilton could only finish seventh. it's a result that means that vettel extends his world championship lead over hamilton to 25 points. jenson button‘s one—off return to formula one ended after a collision. fernando alonso's bid to add
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the indianapolis 500 to his lengthy list of victories ended in failure. japan's takuma sato won the race. former formula one world champion alonso started from seventh and lead at one point. but the honda engine in his mclaren andretti car gave up with just 21 laps to go. britain's jay howard and new zealand's scott dixon had a lucky escape after they collided on lap 53. both drivers were able to get out of their cars. it's the first day of the french open and the world number one angelique kerber is already out. she was beaten in straight sets by russia's ekaterina makarova. britain's dan evans also lost in the first round. he won the first set 7—5 against spain's tommy robredo, but that was as good as it got. the 35—year—old spaniard levelled the match. and robredo then cruised through the next two sets to wrap up a 3—1victory. it was a disappointing day for sir ben ainslie and his crew
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at the america's cup — beaten in both races they made almost identical errors on each run as they lost to the usa and new zealand in the qualifiers. despitejust one win from four races in bermuda, they are still second in the standings. hamilton have retained their place in the scottish premiership after beating dundee united 1—0 in the 2nd leg of their playoff final. with the tie goalless after the first leg, greg docherty scored the winnerjust after the hour mark at new douglas park. blackpool have been promoted to league one after beating exeter 2—1 in the play off final at wembley. that's despite only selling around 6,000 tickets for the match, with many of their fans deciding to stay away in protest at the running of the club. the sides were 1—1 at the break, but the winning goal came in the second half from mark cullen. so after back—to—back relegations, finally something for blackpool fans to celebrate. england have beaten the barbarians 28—14 at twickenham in their last match before next month's tour to argentina.
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with much of eddiejones‘ side elsewhere including some on lions duty, the starting line up featured 7 debutants including nathan earle who was first across over the line. england scored three tries in all, the second from another new face, that of nick isiekwe. danny care claimed the third. you can see highlights of the match on bbc 2 at midnight. the 100th giro d'italia went right down to the last kilometre — and it was tom dumoulin, who started the day in fourth place, who claimed the winner's pinkjersey. the final stage was a time trial from the monza grand prix circuit to milan, which played to the dutch rider's strengths — he set the fastest time of all the main contenders nairo quintana, who'd taken took the race lead on friday, needed to finish within 53 seconds of dumoulin‘s time. but he couldn't manage it. dumoulin becomes the first dutchman to win the giro. sweden's alexander noren won golf‘s pga championship at wentworth, after shooting a 10—under par 62 on the final day. the world number 13 had what he described as the best
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round of his life, starting seven shots off the pace and ending up with a convincing clubhouse lead. and those who followed him on the course couldn't match it. 0vernight leader andrew dote of australia had a round to forget, ending up in joint fourth. noren the winner in the end by two shots from italy's francesco molinari. lot of silverware being handed out. that is all of sport for now. let's have a quick look at some of the front pages. the financial times leads on the it chaos causing misery for ba customers. it has a picture of a happier looking german chancellor. the daily mail says there was a moronic cover—up over cost—cutting ona moronic cover—up over cost—cutting on a computer system. the daily
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telegraph claims jeremy on a computer system. the daily telegraph claimsjeremy corbyn attended a ceremony in honour of a terrorist involved in the 1972 attack in munich. the times reports that they key power designed to control british jihadists has that they key power designed to control britishjihadists has been used only once. the daily mirror have a full—page photo of some of the 40,000 people that took part in the 40,000 people that took part in the great manchester run. it calls ita the great manchester run. it calls it a defined act of solidarity. terror warning as the top story for the express, reports on fears that libya has become a breeding ground for is plots against britain. the south korean military say north korea has fired an unidentified missile from a base on the eastern coast of the peninsular. the south's new president has called an emergency meeting of the national security council in response, while japan says the missile appears to have landed in its economic zone. no damage to ships has been reported. the number of people known to have died in severe flooding in sri lanka has risen, to just over 150. it's now thought that nearly
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500,000 people have been forced out of their homes, in the worst flooding for well over a decade. but now forecasters are predicting more rain. the worst floods in years have turned streets to rivers near kalutara in western sri lanka. there are warnings dengue fever may break out, created by mosquitoes breeding in the stagnant waters. but more deadly, up to now, the mudslides the rain has triggered, like this one. they have sent mud and boulders careering into people's homes, devastating families. large tracts of land are flooded. here, the airforce is dropping and delivering relief supplies to stranded people. some of the most vulnerable have been airlifted. for others, improvised displacement camps have sprung up. even the elderly say they've never seen floods like these. and still, the rains come.
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here, home—made rafts and boats are getting people to safety. in the silent backwaters, most homes have been evacuated. rescue workers find some people still inside and bring them to safety. a second naval vessel from neighbouring india has now put in, carrying relief material including rescue boats and medicines. the red cross and un agencies are also involved. the authorities say aid is now reaching the remotest places. but it will be a long, long time until these deep waters recede. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn has refused any possibility of an alliance with the scottish national party if there's a hung parliament on june 8th. the leader of the snp nicola sturgeon had said in an interview today that she would consider what she called a progressive alliance with mr corbyn,
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despite having reservations about his leadership and policies. he's been campaigning in glasgow tonight, from where our scotland editor sarah smith reports. jeremy corbyn is clearly enthused by polls that suggest increasing support for labour. as he promises higher public spending, he says the tories are trying to hide cuts in a dishonest manifesto. that means there is a risk to the quality of public services. not my words — that's a damning verdict of the institute for fiscal studies. but the iff have also taken aim at labour's manifesto. you know the institute of fiscal studies has said your tax plans will not raise as much money as you thinkthey might. if that was the case, would you choose to raise taxes or cut public spending? what they have said is there is a gap between what we have said we would raise and what they believe could be raised from existing taxes. what they have not taken into consideration is the effectiveness
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of transaction taxes, which we want to bring in, and offshore property taxes that we want to bring in. we believe they will raise money necessary. the city of glasgow always used to be known as an absolutely rock—solid labour heartland. what's happened to the party here is a good illustration of what has happened across scotland. until recently, every glasgow mp was labour. in the 2015 election they lost every seat in the city to the snp. now, not even their most optimistic campaigners believe they are likely to win any of them back in this election. labour are fighting to keep the single mp they have in scotland, and maybe add a couple more to keep him company. at a vintage fair in the east end of glasgow, i spoke to voters who switched between labour and the snp in the past. i really like corbyn's manifesto, his attitude and his beliefs and what he stands for.
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could labour tempt you back? not with jeremy corbyn. the more i listen tojeremy corbyn, the more i believe he speaks from the heart. would you vote for him? now, i'm seriously thinking about voting for him, yes. tonight, the snp leader said she would consider a coalition with labour. if there was a hung parliament, of course we would look to be part of a progressive alliance that pursued progressive policies. but let's get back to the reality of this election. the reality of this election, even with narrowing polls, is we will face a tory government perhaps with a bigger majority so my priority is to say to people in scotland, if you want scotland's interests protected and our voice heard, you must vote snp. jeremy corbyn says no coalitions and no pacts with anyone. he insists he believes he can win this election outright. sarah smith, bbc news, glasgow. sophia coppola has won the award for
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best director at the cannes film festival. among others, she thanked her father, francis ford festival. among others, she thanked herfather, francis ford coppola, who had taught her writing and directing. many of us are enjoying the warm weather. in belarus, the tractors are celebrating are relehrating the. artivalni- s sqmwm, m a”... ‘ with are relehrating the. artivalni- s e.....n._., ... wm... ‘ with if e display. is festival held by the tractor a festival held by the tractor works, which makes one in ten i211; :j:: ::3 22:5. 25 to traditional iztzizzz zit: ::z zzz. ttz to traditional music, even performed to traditional music, even including swan lake. i thought steve was going to let us hear some of the music, but he let us hear some of the music, but he let us down. let's look at the weather
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forecast, with phil avery. is much””’ 5; much as i 5; much as you, 2 much as you, hope we get music next time. this is the way that we are looking at things just at the moment. after what was really quite a decent sort of day. it clouded up, thunder and lightning has already started a pace. in northern parts of france we are beginning to see signs of wanting to import that across the british isles, whether cloud was thick enough for there to be bits and pieces of rain. as i get you towards the end of the night, we would have imported a lot of muggy air across a greater part of this wales, a for z for ireland fresher feel for nerthernirel—efld scotla nd fresher feel for nerthernlrel—efld scotland will start and scotland. scotland will start dry at least. make the most of it, it won't last. this whole area of cloud and rain is going to sit ever further north. slowly but surely, i'm afraid. 0nce further north. slowly but surely, i'm afraid. once you have got it, you are likely to keep it across the southern parts of scotland, northern ireland, for a good part of the
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morning and for part of the afternoon at least. the far north—east of scotland, probably drier there, a bit of brightness before the cloud fills in from the south. a pretty murky affair to the eastern side of the pennines, the a nswer eastern side of the pennines, the answer or breeze “— eastern side of the pennines, the answer or breeze —— onshore breeze. the odd bit of rain to wales, maybe into south—eastern england. you will notice it is really close and humid. not the sort of day to be really exerting yourself. into the afternoon, it may well be that we either import some more thunderstorms from france or may have some home—grown ones. if some brightness comes through, and it will generally be a lot of cloud, there could be some thunderstorms on there could be some thunderstorms on the eastern side of wales, the west midlands, down into central and southern england. if you get some sunshine, had three orfour degrees to the temperatures in cardiff and also in london. if we have the sums right, the are also in london. if we have the sums right, the - are going to also in london. if we have the sums right, the - eszgeing tthrough course . the course the 55 then —
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course the 55 then we — the course of the evening. then we get into tuesday, which sees as in between weather fronts, at least to start the day. this more westerly 7 i into wales. it will takemudl efthe day get into the south and east, to get into the south and east, where it will probably arrive just asa where it will probably arrive just as a belt of cloud, the odd shower. further north, there will be some pretty wet and windy fair. the wind could touch gale force on the western side of scotland. loads could touch gale force on the weste on. de of scotland. loads this is bbc news with martine croxall. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment. first the headlines at 11:30. police investigating the suicide bombing in manchester on monday have made further arrest. 13 people are now in custody in connection with the attack. remembering the 22 victims of monday's bombing, the city came together for the great manchester run, to show it won't be defeated by terror. it's been an exceptionally difficult
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week for everybody, but greater manchester is saying this place will
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