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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11.003m. rescuers in indonesia say they're worried about disease spreading following the tsunami on saturday which has killed more than 420 people. 150 remain missing. actor kevin spacey is charged with sexual assault in america and releases a video addressing allegations made against him. after three days of disruption at gatwick airport, the government says drone detection systems can now be deployed throughout the uk. religious ceremonies get under way around the world to celebrate christmas day. hundreds turn out to see the royal family as they arrive at sandringham for church this morning. there were hundreds and hundreds of people here cheering when they saw the royal family walking towards the church. bigger cheers when they saw
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the queen leaving her car and going into the church for the ceremony which has just started into the church for the ceremony which hasjust started now. and from aretha franklin, to ken dodd and tessa jowell — in half an hour, we celebrate the lives of those we lost this year, that's in review 2018: we remember. indonesia's disaster agency now say at least a29 people were killed and a further 150 are still missing following the volcanic eruption and tsunami that swept through sunda strait on saturday. more than 1,400 people have been injured. thousands of people who live on the islands of java and sumatra have been forced to
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evacuate to higher ground as the tsunami hit coastal areas. charities in indonesia say they're worried about disease spreading as clean water and medicine supplies are dwindling. sameer hashmi gave us an update from banten on the island ofjava. the rescue operations are still on. because of the bad weather the national disaster agency has been finding it difficult to shift from one location to another. they are still going through various beaches here, sifting through the debris and trying to look for people because there are still many people who have been reported missing and they have not been able to find them. there are over 1000 people who are injured so clearly there are huge challenges which the agencies are facing over here. in fact i am standing next to a relief centre where they are getting all the humanitarian aid which they are now trying to send to different villages that have been affected. a lot of people have been left homeless because they stayed on the coasts over here. their homes were completely destroyed, they had to flee from here and now they are staying in some of the camps
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that have been set up and now the government is trying to give them some relief. there are concerns about diseases spreading, so they are trying to tackle that issue. but the biggest concern for the government right now is to restart the tsunami warning system which failed to give any warning before the tsunami hit this place. so they have commissioned a new one and they are hoping that will be in place as soon as possible. the queen and members of the royal family have been arriving to church in sandringham in norfolk. a palace spokesman has confirmed in the last few minutes that prince philip will not attend christmas day church service and is in perfectly good health. the duchess of sussex is enjoying her first christmas as a member of the royal family, she was the first non—married partner to be invited to sandringham last year, now she is due to give birth to a royal baby in the spring. joining me now from among the crowds
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at the sandringham estate in norfolk, is our correspondent charlotte gallagher. i don't know if you can hear, the service has just started and they are currently singing god save the queen. yes, there were huge cheers from the crowd as the royal family arrived. we saw the younger royals walking up. the duchess and duke of sussex, duke and duchess of cambridge and prince charles led the walk from sandringham house. the queen was brought by car. she was wearing beach with a pink trim around her hat. there was a cheer for the duchess of sussex. people waving stars and stripes in the crowd which she appreciated. for the one person commits was his first
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christmas at sandringham, the husband of prince youzhny. he walked into the church with the rest of the family. they will be a church service for around 45 minutes and the royal family will even greet the crowds. some of them have been here since half past four this morning, some carrying posies with signs with union flags waiting to meet the royal family. very excited after being queueing up for so long. thank you very much for the time being. the pope is delivering his traditional christmas message and extending his "urbi et 0rbi" blessing to rome and to the world from the central balcony of st. peter's basilica overlooking the square. translation:
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fraternity among individuals of every nation and culture. fraternity among people with different ideas yet ca pa ble among people with different ideas yet capable of respecting and listening to one another. fraternity among persons of different religions, jesus came to reveal the face of god to all those who seek him. the face of god has been revealed in human face, it didn't appear in an angel but in one man born ina appear in an angel but in one man born in a specific time and place. by born in a specific time and place. by his incarnation of the son of god tells us that salvation comes through love, acceptance, respect for this poor humanity of hours. which we all share in a great
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variety of races, languages and cultures, get all of us are brothers and sisters in humanity. 0ur differences then and not a detriment of danger, they are a of richness. when an artist is about to make a mosaic, it is better to have piles of many colours available rather than just of many colours available rather thanjust a of many colours available rather than just a view. —— titles. the experience of families teachers as this, as brothers and sisters we are all different from each other. we do not always agree but there is an unbreakable bond uniting us. the love of our parents helps us to love one another. the same is true for the larger human family but here god is our parents, the foundation and strength of our fraternity. may this
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christmas help us to rediscover the bonds of fraternity linking us together as individuals and joining all peoples. may it enable israelis and palestinians to resume dialogue and palestinians to resume dialogue and undertake a journey of peace that can put an end to conflict that for over 70 years has ripped the land, chosen by the lord to show his face of low. that's love. maybe try child jesus, the bolivian country of syria to find fraternity after these long years of war. maybe international community work decisively for a political solution that can put aside divisions and partisan interests so that the syrian people, especially all those
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who are forced to leave their own lands, and seek refuge elsewhere can return to live in peace in their own country. a message fraternity there from the pope as part of his urbi et 0rbi blessing. that is in vatican city with bright blue sky morning in rome. many people there in saint peters square standing listening to him. that is a message he is extending around the world from st peter's basilica. the american actor kevin spacey has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenager in 2016. the alleged victim is the son of a us television news anchor. mr spacey has previously said he didn't remember the incident. andy moore reports. here is an interesting tidbit that none of you may know... kevin spacey has been accused of unwanted sexual advances by more than 30 men, but these are the first allegations to get as far as court. i don't make this up...
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injuly 2016... he's accused of groping the teenage son of a television news reader in a bar. allegations that were first made public in a press conference last year. to kevin spacey, i want to say this — shame on you for what you did to my son. shortly after the charge was announced, kevin spacey released a video in which he adopted the role of his character frank underwood from house of cards. he made no direct reference to the accusations, but he said enigmatically, "you wouldn't rush to judgement without the facts, would you?" kevin spacey is the winner of numerous acting awards, but his career has come to a standstill since the first allegation was made. at the time he apologised for inappropriate drunken behaviour. he's since made an absolute denial of all the other allegations. in the uk, police are investigating six accusations of sexual assault dating from spacey‘s time as artistic director at london's old vic.
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andy moore, bbc news. japanese markets have fallen sharply after us shares suffered their worst christmas eve performance ever. so why aren't investors feeling the holiday cheer? kim gittleson explains. it started off friendly enough. it is my pleasure and my honour to announcejerome powell to be the next chairman of the federal reserve. congratulations. but it is a relationship that has quickly turned sour. the fed is out of control, i think what they are doing is wrong. now president trump is reported to be threatening to fire his hand—picked fed chair while blasting america's central bank for its decision to continue to raise interest rates. most recently he said in a tweet that the fed was out of touch with markets. the president's ongoing criticism of the fed has worried investors and efforts by us treasury secretary steven mnuchin to soothe markets by releasing
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a letter saying he spoke to six big bank bosses seems to have backfired. we were not worried about the banks and all of a sudden you are telling us we should be worried about the banks and i think that is where we saw an extra downward momentum which was contrary to what the treasury had hoped and unfortunately it added more chaos instead of clarity. now the dowjones is flirting with its worth worst monthly performance since the great depression and the us markets that were once the envy of the world have become a global drag, pulling down indices injapan and europe. but with the us government shutdown and a president that feels increasingly isolated it is unlikely investors looking for a holiday truce will find much to cheer. two 15—year—old boys have been charged with the murder of a man who was stabbed to death in tottenham on saturday. wilham mendes, who was 25, was a portuguese national and a keen boxer.
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the teenagers have also been charged with robbing mr mendes and will appear in court on boxing day. 13 migrants were rescued in the early hours of this morning by lifeboats off the kent coast. the migrants, who did not have life jackets, were found in a small boat about two miles off the town of walmer. lifeboats from walmer and dover, as well as the coastguard helicopter, were involved in the operation. britain's security forces now have the technology needed to help combat the threat of drones, according the security minister ben wallace. it follows three days of disruption last week at london's gatwick airport. monika plaha has this report. christmas was almost cancelled, with three days of chaos and thousands of flights grounded or diverted, but after the drone disruption at gatwick, ministers now say they have the technology to curb the problem. taking to twitter on christmas eve, security minister ben wallace announced "we are now able to deploy detection systems throughout the uk to0 combat this threat."
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for the 140,000 passengers whose flights were cancelled or diverted, it's too late. police made two arrests over the incident, but elaine kirk and paul gait were eventually released without charge and cleared of any involvement. but they came home to find their names in some of the sunday papers along with their photos and details of their private lives. as you can probably imagine, we are feeling completely violated, our home has been searched and our privacy and identity completely exposed. 0ur names, photos, and other personal information have been broadcast throughout the world. we are deeply distressed, as are our family and friends. and we are currently receiving medical care. their experience has raised concerns about the coverage. the airport has offered a £50,000 reward through crime stoppers
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to catch the culprits responsible responsible for the drama. monika plaha, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news... rescuers in indonesia say they're worried about disease spreading following the tsunami on saturday, which has killed more than 420 people. 150 remain missing. japan's main stock market index has plunged amid us uncertainty after wall street suffers its worst christmas eve on record. hundreds turn out to see the royal family as they arrive at sandringham for church this morning. earlier this month, mexico agreed to a trump administration plan obliging people seeking asylum in the us to stay in mexico while their applications are processed. that's a big change for thousands of central american migrants from the caravan that crossed mexico
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in recent weeks. they are now spending christmas stuck in the violent border city of tijuana, and conditions there are getting worse. will grant reports. samuel's family imagined they'd be building their lives in the us rather than a tent in mexico by now. but not any more. under new rules, they must remain in mexico in such flimsy accommodation as they wait on their asylum applications. the change was a temporary measure for humanitarian reasons, the foreign secretary said, as mexico is considered a safe third country. how safe though? in recent days, two honduran teenagers from the caravan were killed on tijuana's streets. we saw samuel, his wife and baby madalyn often on theirjourney. they are typical of the migrant families, poor, exhausted and fleeing the threat of violence.
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having risked everything to reach this point, they are reluctant to turn back now, but know they could spend months, if not years waiting in one of mexico's most dangerous cities. translation: we can't go back because i had death threats from the gangs in honduras. they came to the house looking for me several times, so we had to escape. as the weeks of hardship take their toll, food is scarce and conditions unsanitary. the city has opened a second migrant shelter, but it isn't enough. there's now an increasingly large number of people who will be stuck in these conditions and this legal limbo, notjust through christmas, but well into next year. hundreds have already returned to central america and the mexican authorities are encouraging others to do the same — to head home for christmas. this decision on asylum has caught many off—guard. translation: how can you ask for asylum from one country and be in another?
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it doesn't make sense. president trump hated the old system, calling it catch and release. this change is what he wanted from mexico, for those trapped at the border though, this new agreementjust made a bleak christmas even tougher. will grant, bbc news, tijuana. president trump and first lady melania trump have been getting into the christmas spirit by taking calls from children anxious to find out whereabouts father christmas was on his journey delivering their gifts. in one conversation, mr trump asked a seven—year—old boy whether he believed in santa, before saying it was "marginal" to do so at that age. you just have a good time. do you still believe in santa claus mug because at seven, it is marginal, right? you just enjoy yourself.
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querrey you from? where you from? all the children who called in had done so in the hope of getting through to norad, the government agency that tracks santa's movements around the world at christmas. while we may all sometimes feel alone, chronic loneliness can be difficult to escape, especially at this time of the year. mike nile is a man on a mission, tackling the issue in his home town of doncaster. alison freeman has been to meet him. it was loneliness that inspired mike to set up this club, but notjust the loneliness of the older people he is helping. living in a city like london, where it's so fast—paced and there's always something going on, even though you've got mates around you, it can be quite isolating, and i did feel quite isolated at the time. aged 31, he gave up a busyjob in london and moved back in with his parents in doncaster so he could set up the charity b:friend, which links older people with a younger buddy. he had the idea after volunteering for a similar charity in london,
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where he made friends with a woman in her 70s. it allowed me to have, like, a connection to the community, a rock that was always there. and she was able to provide me so much, like, reassurance, and wisdom and guidance. it's a really mutually beneficial thing. while obviously the person who is isolated is getting company and companionship, and being valued by someone, the friend is often getting something of value, as well. two years on, mike employs five staff, and has created almost 120 friendships. how are you? i've been watching all the children telling father christmas how good they've been on telly. like 27—year—old harley, and jean, who is about to turn 90. i'm just so happy that i've been able to have such an impact on her life, and take her shopping, and do the things that she would not be able to do without me here. it cheers me up no end. at first i didn't think i would want
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it, but i wouldn't want to stop now. i don't see it as volunteering now. i definitely don't see it as coming in every week, one hour. i always stay longer than an hour. mike's charity has had some good news. b:friend is to get a slice of £11.5 million the government is using to tackle loneliness. so we've decided to invest £100,000 in b:friend, because it is a fantastic one—to—one befriending service, which can be scaled up. and that's part of the package of £11.5 million which we're putting out across england to make changes in loneliness and isolation. this additionalfunding from the government really allows us to take this model that we have built and reach more people. # we wish you a merry christmas and happy new year... this week, mike put on christmas parties for more than 200 older men and women who attend his groups, and today he is hosting a christmas lunch for more than a0 older people who might have otherwise spent
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the day alone. electric scooters have become a multi—billion dollar business, and a familiar sight in cities like paris and los angeles. but they're also increasingly visible on streets in the uk, that's despite being banned for use on public roads. now there are calls for the law to be changed, as joe miller reports. they have been taking off across europe and in the us. equipped with an electric motor, these traffic—beating scooters can zip along at 20 mph. commuter lloyd bennett is a convert, despite warnings about their safety. it's not something that concerns me. i'm not going fast, you know. if you're going along somewhere that's really busy, you can turn the power down so you go a lot slower, and just take your time. it's just really easy, really simple. it's no different to a bike. there is one key difference. these scooters are still illegal in the uk, and are only allowed on private land.
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yet at this dealership in london, business is booming, and customers don't seem to be put off by the prospect of breaking the law. they have just come from san francisco, they have just come from paris, they have just come from israel. you see everybody on them, it's a very green solution, and easy, and they don't understand why the government doesn't take it to the other step. he wants e—scooters to be treated the same way as electric bikes. so far, the company's appeals to authorities have fallen on deaf ears. the government has committed hundreds of millions of pounds to developing energy—efficient transport, but e—scooters like this aren't part of the mix, despite an increase in popularity, and there is no sign of the law being changed in a hurry. enthusiasts say e—scooters are one of the few convenient alternatives to overcrowded trains and buses.
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but motoring organisations say rules on how they should be driven are desperately needed. fairly rapidly, we're going to need some legislation to clarify where they can travel, how they can travel, and also some guidance in terms of the highway code. the global boom in e—scooters has been fuelled by sharing schemes, and the fear of an avalanche of vehicles might be behind britain's reluctance to embrace them. but this man's boss says better regulation could keep numbers down, and he is convinced, if the uk gets on board with e—scooters, it won't look back. joe miller, bbc news. while stacey dooley took away the strictly glitterball trophy this year, it'll be former contestants who'll be back on the dancefloor later today, for the show‘s christmas special. breakfast‘s tim muffett went along to rehearsals, to see if they could still tell their samba from their american smooth. what's it like to be back?
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frightening. everyone's watching you. yeah, nervous. so tell us about your routine — you're peter pan? yes, i'm peter pan, the boy that never grew up. that's about me. i'm flying in. and i've got a dog, going to be part of my dance — he'll probably dance better than i do. that's gatsby. do you like strictly come dancing? barks. there's a bed involved, did you realise that? yes, i always knew there was going to be, but didn't realise it was going to be so big. nervous? well, yeah. somehow i've got to get nadiya onto the bed to do a swivel, and swivel off the bed with her, and away we go with a viennese waltz. you're loving the warm—ups, the kind of breaststroke thing. talk us through that.
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we're flying! we're flying, yeah. we're dancing in the air. semi—finalist 2015. yeah. and when you walk back into this space, how do you feel? at first, the first moment i was really nervous, but then it just feels like coming home, a little bit. it's so familiar when you've danced week in, week out, week in, week out. that floor and i have got history. there's a lot of anxiety of mine on that floor, and the anxiety came back to greet me. this is anton's underskirt. so this is anton's dress? yeah, that's anton's. that's anton's dress, yeah. no, that's anton's. is this breaking news for you? when do you put on the outfit you're going to be dancing in? this is a normal monday for me. it's very good. yeah, i like it. ann and anton — one of the classic strictly pairings, ever. ever.
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yeah, we agree. some of your routines in 2010, they blew people's minds. that was because i couldn't dance. in the very first two hours of the very first morning's training, anton said to me, i think the less time you spend with your feet on the floor, the better. oh... what kind of look are we going for here, luca? so today, we're going for pinocchio. well, a girl pinocchio, with hair done. yes. earlier, we saw your stunt down the chimney. so is this going to affect your hair, potentially? i didn't think about that. do you know what? it'll make it easier, because i don't like it when my hair's in my face. today is very special, it's christmas day, so everyone is having
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a nice, magic day. not competitive. not competitive, really? define competitiveness, and everything. not competitive, but we want to win. looking ahead to this evening is strictly come dancing special. now it's time for a look at the weather with carole. it has been a very cloudy start of the day and that is how we will end the day and that is how we will end the day. some stubborn fog to clear and as the rain clears the north—east of scotland, the sun will come out for a time. same two across parts of eastern england where we don't have the file, it was the midlands and north east wales. temperatures between seven and 12 degrees. as we had through the overnight period, there will be a lot of cloud that is what we were
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have a boxing day and you can see the weather front producing some rain. not particularly heavy but it will be there across scotland. we've got brighter breaks in the south and we can expect temperatures to reach around nine or 10 degrees. for most of us, we are looking at temperatures in double figures. in milderfeel temperatures in double figures. in milder feel to temperatures in double figures. in milderfeel to boxing day. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines. rescuers in indonesia say they're worried about disease spreading following the tsunami on saturday, which has killed more than 420 people. 150 remain missing. japan's main stock market index has plunged amid us
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uncertainty after wall street suffers its worst christmas eve on record. pope francis delivers his traditional christmas message to the world from st peter's square as religious ceremonies get underway around the world to celebrate christmas day. hundreds turn out to see the royal family as they arrive at sandringham for church this morning, but prince phillip and camilla are not attending the service. now on bbc news — stephen hawking, aretha franklin, tessa jowell and ken dodd — just a few of those who left us this year, and whose lives are celebrated in review 2018: we remember.


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