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this is bbc news. i'm carole walker. the headlines at 7pm. powerful aftershocks have continued to hit the indonesian island of sulawesi, following an earthquake and tsunami which killed hundreds of people. rescuers say dozens are still missing. translation: we've received a number of reports that many bodies were found along the shoreline, but the numbers are still unknown. theresa may arrives for the conservative conference in birmingham, as the party apologises for a breach in security of the official conference app that revealed the contact details of senior politicians. a warning from the business secretary that a no—deal brexit could jeopardise britain's status as a world leader in the car industry. also coming up — facebook has reset tens of millions of accounts, after discovering its worst—ever security breach. the company said attackers were able to exploit a vulnerability in a feature known as "view as", to gain control of up to 50 million accounts.
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rory mcilroy and sergio garcia draw first blood, as europe take a commanding four—point lead over the usa. more than 380 people have now died, and many more are injured or missing, after a powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami in indonesia. hundreds were getting ready for a beach festival when the tsunami struck. homes, hospitals and a shopping centre collapsed, as waves swept through palu on sulawesi island. our correspondent rebecca henschke sent this report from sulawesi. this mobile phone footage captures
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the terrifying moment the three metre high waves hit. flooding houses close to the shore and then rushing into the densely populated coastal city of palu. the waves and the powerful quake leaving a trail of destruction. this bridge is a main access road into the city. translation: as for the damage of the salami we've received reports that many bodies were found along the shoreline but the numbers are known —— the damage of the salami. authorities issued a tsunami warning immediately after the huge quake hit. but residents did not have long to get to higher land. rescue workers are now struggling to reach the area, as two access roads are blocked and the airport is now closed. the runway cracked in the quake.
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the military has been called in to help. translation: we were dispatched, and medical team assembled from the marine corps, the army, national search and rescue agency and also the logistic transportation unit. the main hospital in the city was also damaged and medical workers are now struggling to treat the injured in makeshift tents. the death toll is expected to continue to rise. power and telecommunications are com pletely power and telecommunications are completely cut off in the nearby town of donggala, the closest to the epicentre of yesterday's huge quake. and today, powerful after—shocks have hit the area, with terrified residents forced to stay out in the open. indonesia is in the ring of
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fire and no stranger to natural disasters. injuly fire and no stranger to natural disasters. in july and fire and no stranger to natural disasters. injuly and august, earthquakes on the tourist island of lombok killed more than 500 people and now, so soon after, authorities are struggling to cope with the scale of this disaster. rebecca hd, bbc news, sulawesi. let's speak now to alistair dutton, the director of the scottish catholic international aid fund — which has donated £20,000 in emergency aid to help survivors. their sister charity, caritas, is responding to the disaster on the ground. thanks very much indeed forjoining us. thanks very much indeed forjoining us. tell me first of all what you know about the situation on the ground and the priorities that there is going to be for the money that you have raised. good evening. at this stage we know very little in actual fact. we haven't this stage we know very little in actualfact. we haven't managed this stage we know very little in actual fact. we haven't managed to talk to our partner in sulawesi, or in indonesia yet, so we're very much
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responding on the basis of what we from previous emergencies. that's why i was very keen, as soon as the news came through, that we could release this £20,000 immediately and put it at their disposal as they are trying to work out what they can do and how they can pay for it. so your knowledge of previous disasters, what is going to be the immediate priority? well, the first thing will be simply trying to find out what's going on, where people are, and how badly they've been affected by it. i've worked in many, many earthquakes in the past and the communications go down almost immediately. road transport is often very badly affected and often grinds toa very badly affected and often grinds to a halt, sojust moving around, finding where people are, finding out what the situation is, will be a massive piece of work in the days to come. so those of us who are working
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there in caritas, indonesia, will be trying to do those assessments and immediately and then to work out how best to respond. there is a problem, isn't there, if those communications are cut off by the earthquake, by the tsunami, of actually getting the relief to the people that need it? absolutely. the first priority really needs to be to re—establish communications, re—establish transport and movement around the island, and until you know what's going on you can't determine how to respond appropriately, so it really is just fact—finding and logistics in the early days. i was in the haiti earthquake in 2010, which was a similar magnitude at a similar depths, and just the dust and rubble and the interruption to the ordinary things that people take for granted mean that people really can't
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establish what's going on on the ground at night will be really important for the aid community, working very closely with the national government now, to work closely, coordinate well and exchange information as soon as it becomes available, so that they can make sure people get what they need immediately. we know that many homes have been destroyed, presumablyjust providing shelter is going to be one of the first issues to address. yes, the first three things that people will need is water immediately, very often water systems a re will need is water immediately, very often water systems are fractured and broken, pipes are broken or interrupted as the result of an earthquake, so water absolutely immediately. food, very soon after that, and then you're absolutely correct, shelter. very often after an earthquake there will be dust clouds in the air which will lead to unusually low temperatures, so people will not be used to some of
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the temperatures they'll face particularly at night, so getting them undercover, having somewhere where they are safe, their loved ones are safe and they can put the few possessions they've managed to save for themselves, feeding them and watering them, will be the immediate priorities. there's also immediately after an earthquake of public health concern is water systems a re public health concern is water systems are fractured and sewage gets mixed with water, so you have the opportunity for disease outbreaks and public health is something that people will be considering very, very quickly. presumably the charities that you work for will also have to liaise very closely with the indonesian authorities, who, above all, will wa nt to authorities, who, above all, will want to try to get to the infrastructure back and running at least to the extent that aid can get through? absolutely. i no way want to suggest that the international
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effort is the most important here. the people of indonesia will have been responding from the first moments this happened. capradossi —— caritas indonesia, which is part of the caritas federation together with other charities, they will have started responding immediately and the organisation that absolutely has the organisation that absolutely has the responsibility to coordinate and to provide for its people are the local authorities on the island of solar ways the, in palu and the indonesian authorities, so caritas indonesia, the other agencies and un agencies as they start to come together and work out how to work at the centre of that effort, will be the centre of that effort, will be the people of indonesia, the government and the local authorities. alistair dutton, thank you very much indeed for talking to us. you very much indeed for talking to us. thank you. preparations for the conservative party conference in birmingham were knocked off course earlier today, after it emerged that the official phone app for the event had been launched with a major security flaw.
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the glitch meant anyone knowing the email address of a politician or party member was able to log in and obtain other personal data, including their phone number. 0ur political correspondent, chris mason, is in birmingham, where the conservative party conference opens tomorrow. this is not the start that the party wanted? good evening to you, an u nforced wanted? good evening to you, an unforced error at the start of a likely bumpy conference, so this app was launched with great pride, brandon lewis the party chairman even gave an interview to the london evening standard the other day on which the app was mentioned, it was seen as a which the app was mentioned, it was seen as a sort of beacon of this being a modern party, trying to attract younger members and the interests of younger voters after labourdid so interests of younger voters after labour did so well with younger voters at the general election last year. it was meant to help people
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like me and party activists find their way around this conference centre over the next couple of days. but crucially this afternoon it was discovered that if you have the e—mail address of a fellow attendee and you typed it into the app, u pwa rd and you typed it into the app, upward popped their photo and other personal data, like their mobile phone number for instance and that stretched to the very top of government because obviously cabinet ministers have to register to be attendees here and have security clea ra nce attendees here and have security clearance and all the rest of it. the party, as you say, has now apologised. the information commissioner's office is aware of what happened and has said it is in touch with the party, so we probably haven't heard the last of this, and an awkward start before this conference has even formally begun will stop i think we've had some mocking conference from momentum who of course have their own very successful social media and app under way, suggesting they could perhaps suggest some technical teams who might be able to help out. i'm
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sure that wasn't offered in the most helpful spirits. but that underlines, doesn't it, the difficulty for the conservative party, which is grappling notjust with brexit but also with how to respond to a labour party which is offering a very different, a very radical alternative, and there are big arguments within the conservative party about how the conservatives should be addressing that. absolutely, a final point on the outcome of the extent to which the outcome of the extent to which the party has been rattled by this afternoon, it took the conservatives longer to put out a statement in reaction to the problems with their app and it took either momentum, the left leading lobby group forjeremy corbyn, or the labour party, to weigh in and criticise the conservatives. as far as brexit is concerned it's going to be the dominating theme of this week and the prime minister facing dominating theme of this week and the prime ministerfacing a dominating theme of this week and the prime minister facing a tricky balance. she's trying to publicly sell her chequers plan, this
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compromise idea of a close relationship with the eu on goods and agricultural products comply but and agricultural products comply but a looser relationship on services. the problem is you have some within the conservative fold articulated by borisjohnson the conservative fold articulated by boris johnson yesterday the conservative fold articulated by borisjohnson yesterday on the brexiteers side of the argument saying it's too close a relationship with the eu after brexit and others like the backbencher heidi allen joining a small but vociferous bunch of conservative mps saying that if no deal with the eu looks a likely prospect she would advocate another referendum. so whichever way she turns the prime minister faces a tricky argument about brexit. we we re tricky argument about brexit. we were just seeing tricky argument about brexit. we werejust seeing some tricky argument about brexit. we were just seeing some pictures of her arriving this evening, not saying anything on her way in. it's ha rd to overstate saying anything on her way in. it's hard to overstate the pressure that she is under and notjust that brexit whole process which is under fire on all sides, but even those who are still with her and still around her cabinet table already looking to the next phase and already considering their own
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leadership prospects, or who else should be taking over the leadership of the party. yeah, quite. it will be really interesting in the next couple of days to see the number of senior conservatives giving speeches that are a little more broad—based and wide—ranging than their ministerial brief, in other words, something of a beauty parade where those who might fancy themselves as a future prime minister set out their stall about their conservative philosophy or their views on policy that extend beyond what they do in their current dayjob. there is bound to be some of that because conferences, party conferences, are a lwa ys conferences, party conferences, are always a hive of gossip about how one particular leader might last. but in the current context, given the trouble is that the prime minister has had, given that there will be many, many questions asked about her longevity or otherwise as prime minister, the other side of brexit at the end of next march and potentially before then, yes, there will be lots of that, but prime minister has shown her resilience. the label a difficult week is
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attached to the prime minister pretty much week in, week out, and if you think back to the conservative conference of last year when there was a heckler who got to her on the stage, handed her a fake the 45, her on the stage, handed her a fake the a5, then she managed to lose her voice, then the various parts of the backdrop managed to start falling around as she was still delivering a speech, she must allow herself to think, surely it can't be that bad again in! chris mason, it's going to bea again in! chris mason, it's going to be a busy week in birmingham. thank you forjoining us. the car giant toyota has told the bbc that production at its derbyshire factory would be severely disrupted, if britain left the eu without a trade deal. it said delays for parts at the border, and stops in its assembly line, would be expensive and could have an impact on jobs and future investment at the plant. sanchia berg reports. 600 cars roll off the line here every day at toyota's factory near derby. each one built to order. it works because the parts only arrive when they are needed. summoned at a day's notice
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from suppliers in the uk and europe, put straight onto the production line. there is no wearhouse so if the truck gets stuck the line can stop. a hard brexit, delays at the border, would magnify that. if we crash out of the eu at the end of march the supply chain will be impacted and we will see production stopped in our factory. he doesn't know how long that disruption would be. hours, days, possibly weeks. that would be expensive for toyota, which has just invested a quarter of a billion pounds in this plant to build the new corolla here. it would reduce our competitiveness. sadly i think that would reduce the number of cars made in the uk and that would costjobs. they are calling for free movement of goods between britain and the eu as the prime minister outlined in her chequers proposal. toyota is not the only
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car—maker to be worried about the implications of a hard brexit. all major manufacturers have complex supply chains extending into the european union. and while the sector directly employees under 200,000 people it is estimated that close to a million british jobs depend on it. the government said it was determined to ensure that britain remains a competitive location for carmaking, that it had proposed a credible plan to the eu for the future relationship and it looked forward to continuing the negotiations. we can speak now to steve nash, who's chief executive of the institute of the motor industry, a professional body covering the manufacturing and retail sectors. he joins us from south buckinghamshire. thanks very much indeed for talking to us this evening. toyota has
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delivered this warning. 0ur to us this evening. toyota has delivered this warning. our other motive manufacturers —— are other motor manufacturers facing similar concerns about the prospect of a no deal brexit? i think it was bmw the first to announce that they were going to have an extended shutdown in april at the mini factory in 0xford in april at the mini factory in oxford and jaguar land rover have suggested that they'll follow suit. i think suggested that they'll follow suit. ithinka suggested that they'll follow suit. i think a look, it's normal to have a certain amount of factory closure around easter time. that's something that happens every year. but of course this is something very, very different. and at this stage in time, until we know exactly what brexit looks like, is it a no deal, is there a deal, what does that deal exactly look like, you know, it is certainly unlikely to look like what it does today. what we have today is frictionless trade within the eu. any kind of friction, for the
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reasons you outlined in your piece earlier, has a catastrophic effect on thejust—in—time earlier, has a catastrophic effect on the just—in—time manufacturing processes and the need to carry inventory and so on. one of the manufacturers i spoke to actually said that they could envisage needing something that would look a bit like amazon's distribution centre to stop their inventory, —— stock their infantry, to keep their lines running. we are coming out of the eu on the 29th of march. those kind of things can't be put in place in those time scales and you also alluded to the fact that the awarding of future manufacturing is quite competitive for a lot of these organisations, so the plans in the uk are competing with plants all over the world and actually we've been doing very well in recent years because the plants here are very, very good. but of course if we have ta riffs very good. but of course if we have tariffs to deal with and bearing in
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mind that even in the best of times about 80% of our production goes abroad, then that completely shifts the paradigms and could, as you pointed out, have real negative effects. just to pin it down, the big concerned that you have then is about the practicalities and the potential knock—on effects of any delays in getting some of the parts that you need, and then exporting the finnish vehicles or the finished parts of vehicles? it's those things, plus any tariffs that might apply as those things move backwards and forwards across borders because nobody builds a car from scratch, and wherever cars are put together there are subassemblies and parts coming in from various different places, and if every time something comes across the border there's a delay and there are tariffs to be
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paid, that massively changes the situation that we have today. as i was about to say, there's 860,000 people employed in the automotive industry, of which around about 250,000-260,000 are industry, of which around about 250,000—260,000 are actually employed directly in manufacturing. it's a big a competitive industry, a big contributed to our balance of payments. this is very, very serious. i've not heard anything, as an industry we've heard very little that gives us comfort. what about the claims of people who have been big supporters of brexit, who say that once we are outside the european union there will be new markets for things like our cars, and that we could then find new customers in other parts of the world and the free to trade with them? listen, i mean the biggest car market cineworld are the us, —— the
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biggest car market cineworld of the us, china and euro bloc and so it's a massive dealfor us, china and euro bloc and so it's a massive deal for manufacturing here the uk if we don't have straightforward and frictionless access to the european market. the us and china are served by factories that are in the us and china, so there's a very good reason why the uk as part of europe, so there aren't massive new markets to be had for cars. comedy fracturing is truly international, so are plants all over the world —— car manufacturing is truly international solar plants over the world that serve these emerging markets. i've not heard anybody, even the most ardent brexiteers, give a convincing argument that says anything is going
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to be ok for automotive manufacturing if we don't have a decent deal. the business secretary, koi carp, has said the uk will regret it forever if it loses its status as a world leader in car manufacturing —— greg clark. do you share those concerns? absolutely, i've been in this industry many yea rs i've been in this industry many years and as far as the uk manufacturing industry is concerned we've seen it go through real lows and at the turn of the century, when we started to see companies like rover disappear, it looks pretty bleak. but what has emerged from thatis bleak. but what has emerged from that is a leaner, fitter, better invested industry, with more modern capacity. actually we have that over other established manufacturing countries like france and italy. but we are handing them an advantage. ok, we are handing them an advantage. 0k, steve nash, the chief executive
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of the institute of the motor industry, thank you very much for joining us. you are welcome. the business secretary greg clark has called a security breach affecting millions of facebook users a "very worrying development". mr clark told the bbc the information commissioner would be taking steps with facebook to ensure lessons are learnt. the company says 50 million users worldwide were affected, but the breach has now been fixed. this report from our business correspondent, joe miller, contains some flash photography. last time uk authorities stepped in over a facebook data breach, it led to this raid on cambridge analytica's offices in london. now, facebook itself is dealing with a far more complex and sinister invasion by unknown attackers. until yesterday facebook users could click on a tab called "view as" to see what their profile looked like to friends and to members of the general public. but a vulnerability in the code for that feature allowed hackers to infiltrate millions of accounts and it is why users around the world received messages like this and were forced to log back
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in on all of their devices. facebook boss mark zuckerberg often leaves the firefighting to his lieutenants. but this time he sought to reassure reporters himself, saying the bug had been fixed, but warning that facebook would always be a target. it's an arms race, and we are continuing to improve our defences. i think that this also underscores that there are just constant attacks from people who are trying to take over accounts or steal information from people in our community. such attacks are also of concern to the uk government. we don't know what the source or the reason for the breach is, and how far reaching its consequences are. but the information commissioner in this country, i know, will be taking steps with the company to make sure that the lessons are learned to prevent it happening in future. we didn't come here for clickbait... facebook‘s previous scandal wiped tens of billions off its market value. not so this time, as investors are starting to believe that,
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despite negative headlines, its 2 million users will not desert the platform. joe miller, bbc news. three men — including a police officer — have been seriously injured after they were bitten by a dog in leeds earlier today. the incident involved two dogs and took place in the back garden of a house in the moortown area. alasdair gill reports. they normally quiet street in leeds field off this morning by police. this is garth walk in moortown whereat around 4:30am this morning two men were attacked by two dogs. some smashed plant pots the only visible sign of what happened here. two men were seriously injured here in the incident in the early hours of this morning. a 59—year—old man has been left with potentially life changing injuries and 79—year—old man also seriously hurt. a police
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officer was badly injured as well while trying to detain one of the animals, and he is also currently in hospital this morning. as detectives and scenes of crime officers went about their work this morning local people expressed shock at what had happened. you'll are bobbin it's a very nice area, i've never heard before. four o'clock in the morning, very strange, three people attacked, hospital, it is shocking for us. one of them is our customers and the others were officers and neighbours, four o'clock in the morning, that's really strange. it's a big shock. the cul—de—sac is a nice area and i know most of the neighbours. they are very nice. we've been here for ten yea rs are very nice. we've been here for ten years and it's very rare to have then and it's shocking for us. police have declined to reveal what breeds the dogs were but they both animals have been seized. two people believed to be the owners have been arrested. west yorkshire police has
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asked for anyone with information on what happened to come forward. alistair gill, bbc look north, leeds. people have been told they are allowed to continue using their epipens after their best before date. there is a shortage of epipens. the inquest into the death of leticia edlin 0pera the inquest into the death of leticia edlin opera has highlighted issues facing people with severe allergic reactions. and epipen was not enough to save her. but many rely on them for emergency treatment. michelle henry uses them to protect her nine—year—old son, who lives with multiple allergies. now a shortage of epipens, the uk's biggest brands, means desperate pa rents biggest brands, means desperate parents have been looking for alternatives. it's not good enough and whenever the problem is the onus
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is on the parent, not a doctor, not the pharmacist, not the supplier, to deal with the problem. your child you know the danger that your child has and the onus is very much on newt actually physically go round the houses until you get a solution. the department for health and social ca re the department for health and social care is warning that stocks of the adrenaline injectorfor care is warning that stocks of the adrenaline injector for children have run out and that epipens for children and adults will remain in short supply for the rest of the year. patients are being advised that some batches can be used for up to four months after the official expiry date. i would certainly recommend to my patients that if they were having a severe reaction and they noticed their epipen was out of date, i'd rather they checked and look inside, you can see the liquid inside. if it is clear, it's safe to use even though it's expired. that said, it won't be as effective but it's better than not using anything at all and of course call for emergency help straightaway. some patients will be advised to start using alternative
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injecting devices. meanwhile the government says it's working with epipen's makers to resolve the issue. it's been beautiful in parts of the country today, let's cross over to the newsroom and find the rest of the prospects with chris fawkes. blue skies for many of us, the trees changing colour. awesome out there, it has been playing ball from across but we have had a bit of rain from this weakening cold front thatis rain from this weakening cold front that is pushing its way southwards into the parts of northern england and wales through the night. i can't hear, blustery conditions across scotland, showers continuing in northern and western areas with clear skies across parts of midlands, east anglia and part of scotla nd midlands, east anglia and part of scotland as well.


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