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new video emerges of the three london terrorists — filmed outside a gym days before the attack. the footage, which has been passed to police, shows them joking, laughing, and hugging five days before they killed eight people and injured many more. more arrests overnight, following raids involving armed officers in east london. we try to track down the american radical preacher whose videos were watched regularly by one of the london terrorists. 29 people are still in hospital after the attack, which left eight people dead. all of them have now been named. also this lunchtime: polling stations have opened across the uk as millions of people cast their vote in the 2017 general election. a television and political blockbuster — sacked fbi director james comey prepares to give evidence over the trump campaign's links with russia. overtaking fossil fuel — for the first time more of our power came from renewables than came from coal and gas. the face of one of the very first humans — new remains suggest the history of humanity has
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to be rewritten. in the sport on bbc news, alun wynjones will captain another all—new british and irish lions starting 15 for the third tour match in new zealand this weekend. good afternoon, and welcome to the bbc news at one. police investigating the london terror attack have made three more arrests following raids involving armed officers in east london. five people remain in custody in connection with saturday's attack. distressing cctv images have emerged showing the moment armed police gunned down the three killers responsible for the deaths of eight people. other separate footage shows all three men together,
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laughing and joking outside a gym, five days before the attack. a warning that this report from richard lister contains distressing images. the final moments of saturday's attack, these images show and injured victim on the pavement. police raise their weapons as three men wielding knives reveal themselves. seconds later, all three have been shot down. the fate of the injured victim is not clear. this footage has emerged too, the three killers laughing and joking outside in east london fitness centre five days before the attack. police are slowly building the profile of who they were, who they knew and crucially who may have helped them. the investigation so far has focused on one particular stretch of east london. in guildford last night there were three more arrests. counterterrorism officers stopped two men on the street and stopped another at a house nearby. they say
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two of the men aged 27 and 29 were held on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism. one man said he had seen armed police involved. of terrorism. one man said he had seen armed police involvedlj of terrorism. one man said he had seen armed police involved. i opened the door and looked out and there was about ten armed officers outside, all with balaclavas. at that point you see they are wearing bala clavas that point you see they are wearing balaclavas and have quite large weapons, they are not your army issue guns. all eight people killed on saturday night have now been formally identified. today an officer who was injured trying to intervene spoke of that night and asked to remain anonymous. he wrote on twitter today: the area around london bridge still hasn't returned to normal. cordons are in place and well—wishers are coming with flowers to leave on street corners. people are trying to get back to business but this attack has left its mark on
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london. barriers and concrete dividers have been installed on several of london's bridges. the attackers may be dead but the threat from the violent extremism they represented remains just as from the violent extremism they represented remainsjust as real. all the people murdered in saturday night's attack in london have now been identified. family and friends of the victims have been paying tribute to the eight people who were in the wrong place — at the wrong time — when the terrorists struck. 29 people are still being treated in hospital — ten of them in a critical condition. sarah campbell reports. this man was one of eight people thought to have been killed on saturday night. they came from five different countries. chief constable debbie simpson leads the team of specialist officers whose job it is
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to identify victims. we would either ask a dentist to have a look at the body and compare those with dental records, fingerprints or dna, and dna can be collected from family members or better still from toothbrushes or from the shaving implement that has been used by the person that we believe we need to identify. identification can take time. prolonging the anguish for families waiting for news of missed love ones. especially when criminal a cts love ones. especially when criminal acts are involved, we not only need to identify accurately, but we need to identify accurately, but we need to collect evidence and that evidence could be on clothing, could be on bodies, and so therefore it needs to be a process that is of a particular standard that will withstand scrutiny, but also ensure that we haven't made a mistake in identity because that would cause further trauma. the casualty bureau
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set up by the police took 3500 calls in the wake of the attack on saturday. it took until yesterday afternoon for the police to be sure that they knew the identities of all those who died and that there was no one still missing. sarah campbell, bbc news. one of the attackers who drove a vehicle into pedestrians — before stabbing others near london bridge — had viewed the videos of a radical american preacher. that's what one of the suspect‘s friends told the bbc. that radical preacher is from the town of dearborn in michigan, where our correspondent, aleem maqbool, tried to track him down. to please the enemies of allah and the enemies of mankind. ahmad musa jibril, an american, but one of the most popular online voices among brits who go to fight with so—called islamic state. i'm telling you facts. he calls forjihad and preaches separation of muslims from non—muslims or kafir. hours ago, masses of the ummah, ourummah, were joining with the kafir in the new year celebration. a former friend of london attacker khuram butt says
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it wasjibril‘s videos that helped to radicalise him. the preacher himself is a free man, living in michigan. well, we have been trying to speak with jibril about his preaching but for now, at least, he's a pretty hard man to track down. his neighbours, though, have told us they thought he was nice and friendly and said they had no idea he produced such videos. but the fbi did know. it tried for years to put away jibril but never managed to find that he had actually broken the law. he is very smart, as many of these folks are. they know there is a line they can go up to and not to cross that line. but talking generally about killing people, making jews orphans, that is not enough? unfortunately, in this country it is not. ahmad musajibril has been a nuisance to muslims in this area as well. he will come and say things to imams
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sometimes, that you are out, separated from your vision, this is not the way, that you are just bluffing. even imams in the area say they have called for action against him. freedom of speech stops at speech but when you have someone act upon it, this is crossing the line. that should not be. do you think there are others, even in this community, coming close to that line? there are many of them, many of them. the internet is full of them. here, stopping those who are not quite caught crossing from preaching hate to actively supporting militants is tough. even if they potentially inspire violent acts. but that is notjust a problem for this community and certainly not just an issue for the us. across the country, people
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are casting their votes in the general election. nearly 47 million voters are registered to take part, with polling stations open until ten o'clock this evening. the main party leaders have been out this morning to cast their vote, as alicia mccarthy reports. casting her vote and waiting for millions of you to do the same. theresa may and her husband, philip, were out early visiting their local polling station. a short time later, jeremy corbyn had a smile and a thumbs up as he arrived to cast his ballot near his home in north london. all round the uk, other party leaders were doing the same. the snp's nicola sturgeon, ukip's paul nuttall, co—leader of the greens, caroline lucas. the liberal democrats' tim farron and plaid cymru's leanne wood all took the trip to the polls, bringing to an end 50 days of debating, arguing and persuading, that was twice halted following the terror attacks in london and manchester. but for most today, voting is happening as it has always done,
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in places large and small. last time round, a windmill, a launderette and even a kitchen were pressed into service, transformed into polling stations for the day. 68 different parties are vying for votes this time around with a total field of more than 3,300 candidates. we will elect mps from 650 constituencies across the uk. 533 in england, a0 in wales, 59 in scotland and 18 in northern ireland. the polls close at 10pm tonight with the exit poll immediately afterwards giving a hint of how things may have gone. the first seat is expected to declare a little before 11pm, the results will then stack up overnight with the full results on friday. they've opened the bars early in washington today so people can watch what's being billed as the political version of the super bowl. the star will be former fbi
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directorjames comey, fired by president donald trump and due to testify in congress over whether russian hackers meddled in last november's presidential election. according to his opening statement, mr comey will also testify the president asked him for loyalty. from washington rajini vaidya nathan reports. good morning, america. capitol hill showdown. james comey, president trump... it's being billed as a blockbuster moment in washington. reality politics, and it's most gripping. us tv networks are clearing their schedules as the former head of the fbi, james comey, testifies before congress. he has become more famous than me! there was a time when president trump had nothing but praise forjames comey, but a firm grip injanuary turned into a firing in may. the president sacked the fbi
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director, reportedly calling him a nutjob and more. he's a showboat, he's a grandstand. he's a showboat, he's a grandstander. the fbi has been in turmoil. you know that, i know that, everybody knows that. most people know the president's version of events, nowjames comey will go public before the senate with his. just like his testimony in march, it all comes back to russia. the fbi, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. and that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the trump campaign and the russian government. on the eve of his appearance before the senate, james comey released a written statement. he said the president isn't being investigated by the fbi as part of the russia inquiry, confirming statements made from mr trump in the past. i said, "if it's possible, would you let me know am i under investigation?" he said, "you are not under investigation." butjames comey did say that over a private dinner injanuary
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he was asked by the president for his unwavering support. "i need loyalty, i expect loyalty," he said the president told him. the white house has denied this. but how far did the president expect that loyalty to go? mr comey says he was asked to drop the investigation into ties between the president's former national security adviser michael flynn and the russians. he said mr trump told him, "he is a good guy, i hope you let this go." i think we are principally interested in learning whether the president took steps to interfere, impede or obstruct the investigation in any way. there's no suggestion the president asked for an end to the wider russia inquiry, butjames comey says mr trump told him it was a cloud over him. it's not just congress which is looking into the trump campaign's ties to russia. there's also an ongoing fbi investigation. in the saga that is washington politics, james comey‘s testimony is a must—see moment, but it's just one act
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in what's becoming a long and drawn—out political drama. rajini vaidyanathan, bbc news, washington. our correspondent laura bicker is in washington for us. the consequences of what james comey saysin the consequences of what james comey says in the next few hours could be huge. the question that dominated washington politics for months is did donald trump try to stop the investigation into alleged russian meddling in the us presidential election and alleged collusion with the trump campaign? james comeywritten testimony, which we have already seen, his account is breathtaking in its flavour of the awkward and uncomfortable moments that he had with the president. and it's clear from his account is that the president was frustrated at his inability with the fbi director to get him to say what he wanted him to
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say. but does it say that donald trump broke the law? does it say donald trump the sun is high in the sky, so solar power has been humming. ever since electrical devices came into our homes, your kettle, your toaster, your washing machine, have been powered by electrons created by
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burning gas, or burning coal, but 110w burning gas, or burning coal, but now we've reached a turning point. a cup of tea may nowadays be solar powered. you may have wind powered toast. which is something to chew on. offshore wind contributed 10% of the uk's power on tuesday. remarkable for a new, whose costs have been plunging far faster remarkable for a new, whose costs have been plunging farfaster than expected. at nuclear into the mix and low carbon sources yesterday we re and low carbon sources yesterday were producing a staggering 72 the scent of uk power. it shows what a big player renewable energy is. 25% of power last year, 50% yesterday, and who knows how much more we can do moving forward. renewable energy isn't a fad anymore. it's a backbone technology of our power system. the boom in renewables is not without problems. there's so much wind power sometimes that wholesale prices are
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falling to record levels, which is disruptive for conventional power generators. it's an issue the uk will have to overcome. all major political parties are committed to low carbon energy to cut pollution and to tackle climate change. roger harrabin, bbc news. our top story this lunchtime. new video emerges of the three london terrorists — filmed outside a gym days before the attack. coming up — the one place where you never want to be the star attraction — we visit the museum of failure. coming up in sport: diego costa's exit from chelsea looks more likely. after scoring 20 goals on the way to the premier league title, costa claims manager antonio conte has told him he can leave. fossils discovered on a hillside in morocco are causing scientists to rethink the way mankind evolved. up until now, the first humans of our species — homo sapiens — were thought to have evolved almost 200,000 years ago in east africa.
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new research, published in thejournal nature, suggests our ancestors are actually 100,000 years older than previously thought — and they were very like us. our science correspondent, pallab ghosh, has been to paris to see casts of the fossils that many are saying will rewrite our understanding of human evolution. the face of one of the very first of our kind. and more casts of bone fragments of the earliest known homo sapiens. the discovery of these fossils were presented at a news conference in paris. they've completely changed the theory of how modern humans evolved. the common wisdom that there is probably some sort of garden of eden in sub—saharan africa, 200,000 years ago, with humans very similar to us emerged rather rapidly. but what the works in djebili have shown is that we have to push back in time much further the age of origin of our species.
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human remains in ethiopia, kenya and tanzania suggested that east africa was the cradle from which our species first emerged 200,000 years ago. but the discovery of 300,000—year—old human fossils in morocco suggests that modern humans began to emerge much earlier. and not just there. stone tools found across the continent suggest that homo sapiens were all over africa at the time. this is a skull of the earliest known human of our species, and this is a modern human. you can see that their faces are practically the same, apart from the slightly pronounced brow ridge. there's another difference. the earliest human has a slightly smaller brain. scans of the skull published in the journal nature suggest that our brains and other features evolved gradually, over hundreds of thousands of years, rather than our species emerging
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rapidly as a finished article. it took longer to make homo sapiens in evolutionary terms, in genetic terms, in behavioural terms than we'd have thought. and probably the process was complex. different parts of africa were probably involved. at times morocco could have been important and at other times it may have been east africa or southern africa. there was no single place where homo sapiens became us. the search is now on for more fossils of our species in other parts of africa that may be even older. the history of humanity has now been rewritten. palla b pallab ghosh, bbc news, paris. the fight to drive the taliban out of afghanistan cost the lives of hundreds of british soldiers — many killed fighting in helmand province in the country's south. but two years ago — shortly after the troops came home — the taliban took back many of the areas british soldiers had liberated. the bbc‘s auliya atrafi has gained rare access to musa qala,
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the main city in the region — and sent this report. we're heading for musa qala, our taliban minder is with us. the bustling market looks like any other, but there are no women. we leave the market and head for the local high school. it's religious studies and only boys get an education. our taliban minder insists there are other lessons and that girls can go to school, just not here. but things are not all as they seem. the taliban used to burn schools down. now, they are running them, funded by the central government. it is notjust schools that the taliban are running. this is the local hospital, it is also funded by the government but lack supplies. there is no female doctor
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or a child specialist, you can't even have a chest x—ray here. the next day we meet the taliban's spokesman. they remain a deeply controversial organisation in afghanistan, responsible for many deaths. they claim their approach to governance has changed. translation: we want friendly relations with the world. we don't want afghanistan to be the cause of any problems for our neighbours all of the world. the taliban proved very effective in terms of fighting, now they have captured territories in helmand and now they have to govern them and that is the next challenge for them. how much they willjoin the modern world and how much they will reject. auliya atrafi, bbc news. helmand province.
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green ketchup. electric shock beauty treatment. perfume made by motorcycle mechanics. they‘ re all examples of corporate creativity which didn't inspire the public. but a new museum in sweden thinks we should celebrate failure — as a vital part of success. they've brought together a collection of products that were brilliantly conceived — but flopped fast. our correspondent, richard galpin, has been to the museum to seek inspiration. the doors of the world's first museum of failure being opened here in the swedish city of helsingborg. it's the brainchild of this man, samuel west. he's a psychologist on a mission to show people here and around the world that failure should be celebrated — because it's part of the process leading to successful innovation. and amongst those studying the weird and wonderful
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things on display here, there seems to be genuine enthusiasm about the whole concept. what's your impression of what you've seen? i love it, i think it's fantastic. the focus of failure, which we normally try to hide under a carpet or sweep under a carpet, to actually expose the failures as the only way to true innovation i think is fantastic. before the opening party i was given an exclusive tour of this unique museum by its director, samuel west. it's obviously a lot of exhibits here, about 70 in total? 70 different products and services. do you recognise that? that's google glass, isn't it, and that was a bad failure. a bad failure because they didn't take privacy issues seriously enough. quite a big miss, isn't it, and loads more here. another food innovation for you. another big brand as well. yes. mcdonald's. $300 million they invested in a luxury burger that didn't work out.
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so what success have you had in persuading companies to reveal theirfailures and hand over exhibits some of their failed products to you? zero. what does that make you think? it really drives home the point how sensitive of an issue failure is and how to what extent we are willing to go to sort of hide it. as for my favourite exhibit here — that was easy. now incredibly this was marketed as a beauty mask, and as you can see inside there's a whole load of electrodes with gel on them. if you put them on your face you get electric shocks, which apparently make you more beautiful, but i can tell you, it is very unpleasant! cheering and applause. but the hope is that with the opening of this museum, failure will be seen in a very different light. richard galpin, bbc news in helsingborg. the scottish episcopal church
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will hold an historic vote later on whether to allow gay couples to marry in church. if the vote is passed, it will become the first anglican church in the uk to allow same—sex marriage. our social affairs correspondent michael buchanan is in edinburgh. can you hear me, michael buchanan? yes, the vote will start in about an hour's time also. there's an expectation that it will passed. there was an initial vote last year and that was passed quite handsomely. today, there was a requirement that supporters of the change get a two thirds majority in all three sections of the synod stock that's the clergy, the bishops and lay members as well. over the past year or so there's been a slight change in the composition of the synod, but there's an expectation this measure will be
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passed. what that will mean is not just that gay members of the episcopal church here in scotland can get married in church if it passes, it also means gay members of the church of england, for instance, will be able to come to scotland and get married in church as well. traditionalists will be unhappy if this measure is passed and they say they will appoint a bishop to look after the particular needs and spiritual requirements of those people who think gay marriage should not be a part of the episcopal church. michael buchanan, sorry about the delay. i've just earned my place in that museum! scotland face england at hampden park on saturday in their bid to qualify for their first world cup since 1998. and to prepare for the clash with the old enemy, they've been — where else but a boot camp — as andy swiss reports. hampden park, a picture of training tranquillity, but not for much longer, as scotland try to turn back the clock and ramp up the volume.
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goal! it's some 32 years since the famous hampden raw celebrated a win over england, but one of the stars of that team is now in charge of this and hoping once again to give the fans plenty to shout about. this isa the fans plenty to shout about. this is a huge game, an exciting game, a game everybody is looking forward to. a lot of people in good form, we must use their enthusiasm, and use the enthusiasm of the crowd. everybody wants us to win, that's for sure. the scotland players know this is a game with so much riding on it. defeat and their hopes of reaching the world cup will be hanging bya reaching the world cup will be hanging by a thread. so can the ta rta n hanging by a thread. so can the tartan army inspire them to something special? they may need it againstan something special? they may need it against an england side who are top of the group and have their own special motivation. last weekend harry kane and co—swapped their football kit for combat fatigues and
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a training exercise in devon with the royal marines. definitely a situation i've never been in before, putting up my own tent and sleeping ina putting up my own tent and sleeping in a sleeping bag in the middle of the forest. it's not something i'm particularly used to but some of it was physically tough, but most of it was physically tough, but most of it was about mental strength and that was about mental strength and that was the thing that i took a lot from andi was the thing that i took a lot from and i think the rest of the lads did too. so football's oldest rivalry remains as keen as ever. at hampden park museum scotland fans can remember the good times against england including when they beat the then world champions 1967 full stop it was a second goal. exactly 50 yea rs it was a second goal. exactly 50 years on from that famous win they'll be hoping to prove the glory days are not just they'll be hoping to prove the glory days are notjust a thing of the past. andy swiss, bbc news, glasgow. time for a look at the weather. here's sarah keith—lucas.
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this soggy dougie has been sat outside a polling station. there's a lot of cloud around and outbreaks of rain. the cloud and rain are pushing northwards and eastwards across many parts of the country. we're not all seeing the rain this afternoon. dry in the far south—east and some brighter skies across


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