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tv   Our World  BBC News  January 13, 2018 9:30pm-10:00pm GMT

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adina campbell, bbc news. four british men have set new a world record for rowing unaided across the atlantic in 29 days. the amateur crew beat the previous record by six days, completing the 3,000 mile crossing from the canary islands to antigua this morning. with all the sport, here's karthi gna nasegaram at the bbc sport centre. good evening. it was a record breaking day in the premier league but it is time to pop out of the room if you don't want to know today's results before match of the day which is at 10:30 on bbc one. harry kane has become the highest scorer in tottenham's premier league history. kane's two goals in spurs‘s 4—0 win over everton means he has now scored 98 goals for the club, breaking teddy sherringham's record. champions chelsea were held to a goalless draw by the champions before them, leicester city. crystal palace beat burnley. david moyes‘s 200th game as a premier league manager,
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ended with a 4—1victory over huddersfield. while west brom had their first win in 21 league games beating brighton 2—0. english rugby union champions, exeter chiefs, have boosted their chance of qualifying for the quarter—inals of the european champions cup with a dominant display against montpellier. there were also wins for ulster, harlequins and northampton. while european champions saracens are currently 15—12 against 0spreys. adam wild reports. sandy park is where you find the chiefs and this certainly an occasion for leaders. top of the english league exeter against montpellier, top of the french. the cross—channel challenge with plenty at stake. for exeter, defeat would end their european hopes. dave ewers‘s first half try kept them alive. tense, tight, not much space but then when you have 0lly woodburn on the wing, you don't always need it. that was brilliant, his second perhaps was even better. this secured the bonus point that may yet prove crucial in the fight for second in their group. the chiefs are back in charge. in ulster, a battle to lead league
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1, that is where la rochelle have been for most of the competition. the french side once appearing unbeatable, now seemingly breachable. tries either side of half—time enough for ulster. they now go top, and with just one game to go. this fixture was once a derby while wasps have moved, plenty of rivalry remains. that rivalry has gradually reduced, so to the numbers on the field. with the game's final breath, ha rlequins field. with the game's final breath, harlequins let out a rule ijust huge blow. an extraordinary winds. england's lisa ashton has won her fourth bdo world darts title. ashton beat russia's anastasia dobromis—lova 3—1 in the final. it puts her second on the all time list, behind trina gulliver
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who has 10 titles. the day's sports stories are on the bbc sport website, including the england test captain joe root is fit to play in the first one day international against australia later tonight. and world no 9johanna konta has recovered from a hip injury ahead of tennis‘s australian open. you can see more you can see more on you can see more on the bbc news channel but that is all from me. a very good night to you, but by. —— goodbye. now on bbc news, our world. the war in eastern ukraine, more than 10,000 people have died. now entering its fourth year, this has become one of the longest conflicts in modern european history. there is no end in sight
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to the hostilities, after separatist rebels, backed by russia, took over ukraine's donbass region. hundreds of thousands of families were split up, stranded on opposite sides of the new border. with destruction all around, one familiar smell of peace time. but life for many here is anything but normal. i'm lucy ash and i'm in the town of marinka, where a bakery is providing comfort and hope amidst the trauma of war. marinka lies on the ukrainian
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side of the frontline. before the conflict, nearly 10,000 people lived here. there is only half that number now. factories and coal mines have come to a standstill. in a war zone, jobs are hard to find. but for those trapped here, daily life must somehow go on. i have come to meet 0leg tkachenko, a local pastor who, against the odds, has started a small business here. he converted this old supermarket, damaged in the fighting,
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into a working bakery. the bakery is marinka's first new business since the war began. he produces fresh bread at affordable prices. 0lya has lived in the town for 30 years, ever since she and husband were evacuated from the chernobyl nuclear zone. this war has separated 0lya from her children and grandchildren. 0lya's home in marinka was badly damaged by shelling. she and her husband camp out
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in a house belonging to a family which has fled. she pines for her old life. 0lya was very, very proud of her house and her garden. she wants to show me pictures. her children and grandchildren live in an area controlled by the breakaway donetsk people's republic, or dnr. you need special permission to go there. the conflict in eastern ukraine was sparked by demonstrations in kiev in the winter of 2013—2014, which ousted the pro—moscow president, viktor yanukovych. soon after the russian takeover
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of crimea, russian—backed rebels then seized territory around the eastern city of donetsk and declared the breakaway republics of donetsk and luhansk. and marinka, just 30 kilometres from donetsk, found it self in a war zone. gunfire. explosion. at the beginning of the conflict, it was captured by the dnr forces and retaken by the ukrainian army four months later. the frontline runs north—east of marinka's centre. queues to cross to the other side can last hours, even days. this defacto border has divided families and created deep rifts between former neighbours. the divisions here in marinka
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are really quite complicated. these labels — pro—russian, pro— ukrainian — they don't really mean very much. people are anyway very scared to say which side they actually support and, above all else, they want what is best for them and their families. they want the fighting to stop, they want peace to return to this town. bread is subsidised but, to cover costs, the bakery has to make a small profit. 0leg and a fellow christian pastor started the bakery in 2016. they realised people needed physical as well as spiritual sustenance. now he spends his days in marinka but at night he goes home to a town safely away from the frontline. he does not hide where his political sympathies lie. he takes me to meet his family.
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0leg was once a successful businessman in donetsk, which is now in rebel—held territory. he sought solace in the church after his eldest daughter died in a car crash — that was before the war. today he dedicates his life to helping others. 0leg brought in bread from other towns but it arrived stale and cold so he got the idea for the bakery. it opened with the help of foreign aid — $10,000 from canada where there is a big ukrainian diaspora, and flour from the czech republic. the bakery employs seven people. 0n tonight's shift, three work flat out to produce enough bread, bun and biscuits for the next day. it is just past 11 o'clock
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and they are waiting for the bread to rise, but the time that i have been here we have already heard gunfire and mortar shells going off. she is telling me that it is very normal, it happens most nights that they are working here. natasha had a job at marinka's bread factory before it was hit by an artillery shell. the bakery is a haven from the fighting, which usually kicks off every evening at dusk. the women stay here until morning because it is too dangerous to travel home at night. both these women live in the so—called red zone, in a neighbourhood right by the frontline. tanya lives with her husband and teenage son. 0lya has mixed feeling about the ukrainian army's presence in the town. many here don't know who to believe
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and a lack of information deepens the distrust. locals mostly watch russian tv, which has a much stronger signal than the ukrainian channels. we are going to the place where the ukrainian army is positioned, just on the outskirts of marinka. apparently, there was some trouble there last night, there was quite a lot of shelling, but i'm told it is quiet today. morale is low, even though these troops only arrived in a new rotation a few weeks ago. many suspect the war is being driven
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by profit and corruption, but they don't want to say that on camera. a senior officer talks of men in the shadows and smuggling networks for weapons, coal and oil. 0leg uses this opportunity to introduce himself to the soldiers. the ukrainian government calls this area the anti—terrorist operation zone and sees the land on the other side of the frontline as occupied territory. i'm not going to come out any further onto this roof because there are snipers in that direction but you can see how close the town is. ijust heard the church bells. the bakery and the market are just about 400 or 500 metres from here, so this really is a town on the frontline. life is hard, especially to the elderly in marinka.
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the international red cross distributes aid such as coal, but poverty and the stress of war create tensions between neighbours. seems to be, i don't know, about a0 people queueing up for the registration to get winter coal. i'm just going to ask about the lift. upstairs, ifind a lieutenant colonel, a military man now in charge of marinka. he is uncomfortable when i ask why aid is coming from volunteers and charities rather than the ukrainian government. i've come to meet 0lya the baker. her house was hit and patched up by volunteers. it is right next to the checkpoint which separates ukraine from no man's land. beyond this slag heap is rebel—held territory, the dnr. there has been no gas or drinking water in marinka since the war began. people have always produced their own food here.
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but now, it is even more important. during the worst bombing, 0lya went down to the cellar. her elderly father didn't make it and died after being injured by shattered glass. tanya, who works with 0lya at the bakery, lives only a few houses away. everything has been destroyed? almost every house in tanya's street has been bombed or shelled at some point. a local teacher is at
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the bakery to pick up buns this monday morning for the kindergarten. now it is open again, although there are only two classes so far. there is no canteen here yet, so the jam—filled buns are a special treat. the war in ukraine has slipped off the political agenda and it's rarely in the news anymore, but it is far from over.
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it is hard to imagine a time when these children will be able to live in peace. and although the fighting now is not as bad as it has been, its sporadic nature means nobody knows when or where the next shell will land. hello, there. if, like me, you are fed up with the skies of this past week things up about to change. we are about to see a bit more sunshine. bring about that changes this weather front, driven towards
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us this weather front, driven towards us by strengthening jet stream. before it arrives, more of the same for sunday for many of us. lots of the odd spot of light rain and drizzle, a few cloud broke here and there with the sunshine coming through, the strengthening breeze is a sign of the change getting closer and closer. these are the afternoon temperatures for sunday, little bit down on saturday's values. up towards western scotland and northern ireland, strong and severe gale forced winds and a band of rain, the act of weather front pushing eastwards through sunday into monday morning. by the time we start monday morning, follow the isobars back behind it, coming from a very cold sauce, cleveland, northern parts of canada, and that colder air will be pushing southwards and eastwards, as we go
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through monday, introducing a marked change for all of us. if you are up early and commuting in east anglia and the south—east, a wet and windy start. some tiles around, persistent rain gets out of the way during the morning and some sunny conditions lolloping, a scattering of showers possible anywhere. as temperatures dropped through the day, the showers will turn increasingly wintry, initially in western parts of scotla nd initially in western parts of scotland and northern ireland. the wintry weather will become more extensive vintage tuesday as we see the north—westerly winds bringing yet colder air. the showers will push across anywhere, given the strength of the wind. most frequent in the west, heavy hail and thunder and snow across low levels of parts of northern ireland and scotland and northern england, too. a mixture of sunshine frequent showers, the heaviest towards the north and west,
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and an added wind—chill across the country so where ever you are three tuesday and wednesday, it will be all colder than the thermometer suggests. 0n all colder than the thermometer suggests. on wednesday night, we could see on the run of the winds and nasty area of low pressure developing, developing across the southern part of the country, and the southern flank of it we will see the southern flank of it we will see the strongest of the winds, may be surveyed gales. some snow, but it clears off in the near continent very quickly. so it will be an overnight feature. 0n very quickly. so it will be an overnight feature. on thursday, some shine and wintry showers. hide pressure stop and go through the weekend, the area of low pressure ta kes weekend, the area of low pressure takes the movement off into the near continent allowing a more northerly airflow to set up. as winds for brighter, maybe fewer showers at
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increasing risk of sharp overnight frost. the winds pick up an intense cold and wintry. as the winds for lighter into the weekend, to the overnight frost which will return. this is bbc news, i'm vicky young. the headlines at 10pm: officials from across government are holding talks this weekend to discuss the future of the troubled construction firm, carillion. the governor of hawaii apologises after officials mistakenly issued an alert warning residents of an imminent ballistic missile attack. warnings of a tooth decay crisis amongst children in england. a record 43,000 operations to remove rotting teeth
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