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this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. the headlines at 11:00. as talks get underway in yemen to resolve the 4—year conflict there, we bring you a special report. we talk to doctors in one city where there are very few functioning hospitals. you can see the front line from here. it's dangerous but we have to go on providing services because the people here desperately needed. prosecutors in sweden will reopen a rape investigation against the founder of wikileaks, julian assange. he denies the allegations. itv‘sjeremy kyle show is taken off air after a guest died shortly after appearing on the programme. six men found guilty of conspiracy to murder over a feud
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with a rival gang in glasgow have been jailed for a total of more than 100 years. and tributes to one of the biggest names in hollywood history — doris day — who's died at the age of 97. # que sera, sera # whatever will be, will be.# and tributes to one of the biggest names in hollywood history — doris day — who's died at the age of 97. and at 11:30, we'll be taking another look at the papers with political strategist, jo tanner and broadcaster, david davies. good evening and welcome to bbc news. we start tonight with a special report on the devastating conflict in yemen as a new round of talks between the two sides gets
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under way. it's described as the world's worst humanitarian some 2a crisis, with an estimated 80% of the population — some 2a million people — needing some form of assistance including 1a million who are said to be in acute need. the conflict which started over 4 years ago, involves the houthi rebels supported by iran and the government of president hadi, backed by a coalition of countries led by saudi arabia. the city of taiz has a population of half a million but very few functioning hospitals. bbc arabic‘s special correspondent nawal al—maghafi has obtained exclusive footage and reports on the conditions there. another victim of a sniper attack, rushed to taiz‘s main hospital. this is the country's most brutal conflict zone and the situation here is only getting worse. translation: since 10:30am,
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the sniperfire has been relentless. we have received patients, including nabil. the city lays in ruins and the people here are living in danger. their suffering forgotten. abdirahim shows us the difficulty of moving around. translation: this is a barrier because the street is exposed and the sniper can see from very far away. you need to put your head down and run. the city is trapped between two front lines. on one side, houthi snipers hold positions, and on the other, forces loyal to the yemeni government. those who remain are too poor to escape. translation: did you hear that? someone has just been shot here. they have taken him to hospital. he was shot here. moments later, we meet another casualty. come and look, this
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is one of the victims. translation: i was checking around my house and somebody just shot me. a sniper also targeted this 11—year—old. she was helping herfather when she was shot in the back. translation: i looked outside and i saw that she was bleeding a lot from her mouth and nose. i prayed, "dear god, if she's meant to come back to me then please save her but if she's safer in your hands then let it be." her mother shows us what doctors took out of her wound. even taiz‘s main hospital is no longer a place of safety. this used to be the main operating theatre. it's abandoned. life—saving surgeries once took place here. now it's completely destroyed. translation: you can see the front line from here.
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it's dangerous but we have to carry on providing services even if it's basic because the people here desperately need it. every day, the death toll mounts. by houthi snipers. translation: suddenly we found ourselves attacked by the houthis. they started shooting at him, those cowards. we have nothing to do with this war. despite any peace talks, the fighting here continues, nawal al—maghafi, bbc news. an investigation into rape allegations against the wikileaks founderjulian assange is being reopened by the authorities in sweden. he has always denied the allegations and sought refuge in the ecuadorean embassy in london for 7 years to avoid extradition. mr assange, who was jailed last month for breaching his bail conditions, also faces extradition to the united states for his alleged role in unlawfully releasing classified military material. caroline hawley reports.
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it was this dramatic moment that paved the way for today's decision. julian assange evicted by the ecuadorians last month. his political asylum stripped from him, under arrest for skipping bail. and now, from sweden, there's to be a new european arrest warrant. translation: after reviewing the preliminary investigation in its current state, my assessment is there is still probable cause to suspect thatjulian assange committed rape. the investigation into julian assange began back in the summer of 2010, when two women accused him of sexual assault on a visit to sweden. he was arrested and fought a legal battle against extradition, which he lost. in 2012, he went into the ecuadorian embassy. 0utlasting the time limit for the less serious allegations to be investigated. two years ago, swedish prosecutors
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shelved the rape case because they couldn't pursue it. but that changed last month, whenjulian assange was hauled out of the embassy. today, the lawyer for the woman accusing him of rape said they wouldn't give up until the case was in court. translation: the decision of the prosecutor, we feel, is clear, signalling something important and it is that everyone is equal before the law. that no—one is above the law, even if you are called julian assange. he's now behind bars in belmarsh jail, facing two extradition requests from sweden and from the us, where he is wanted over the mass leak of american state secrets. his lawyer in sweden says he wants to clear his name. we are open—minded to co—operate with the swedes, but we are highly critical they do this because this is a ten—year—old story and it died two years ago and it should have remained dead. it will be for the home secretary to weigh in onjulian assange's fate and decide which extradition request takes precedence.
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it would be very difficult politically for sajid javid to say a rape is not as serious as a computer hacking offence, and another factor he would also have in the forefront of his mind, i think, is the limitation on this rape offence in sweden runs out in august 2020. this tangled legal, which has dragged on for nearly a decade, at mounting cost to the public purse, and is still farfrom over. caroline hawley, bbc news. an inquest has been hearing how the youngest victim of the london bridge attack was killed while being helped up by a passer—by after slipping in high—heeled shoes. 21—year—old sara zela nak was an australian au pair. the court was shown cctv of her shortly before she was killed, alongside a 32—year—old british man, james mcmullan, as he tried to help her to herfeet. eight people died in the attack injune 2017.
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the man in charge of stadium safety at the time of the hillsborough football disaster in 1989 has been fined 6 and a half thousand pounds. 96 liverpool fans died following the crush at the ground at the match between liverpool and nottingham forest. the former secretary of sheffield wednesday football club graham mackrell is the first person to be convicted of an offence relating to the tragedy as our correspondentjudith moritz reports. hillsborough hasn't harmed your career, mr mackrell. isn't it time to resign? though he was responsible for safety at hillsborough, graham mackrell still works in professional football. will you resign from the league managers association, mr mackrell? now, he's the only person ever to be convicted in connection with the hillsborough disaster. on that day, wearing a buttonhole, he was dressed for a special occasion, playing host when liverpool met nottingham forest in the fa cup. but he only put on seven turnstiles for 10,000 fans. a huge crowd formed. police opened a gate, but supporters went on to terraces which were already full.
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96 died. thejudge said, while mackrell‘s actions set the scene for the disaster, they weren't a direct cause of the deaths. he fined him £6,500. our 96 are dead and all it's worth is £67.70 each. shameful. it's just another day in the life of hillsborough where, yet again, the families have been shafted. i just really don't think that they've got any regard for what the families have actually been through. this is an original match programme from the fa cup semifinal. you can see graham mackrell‘s name here on the back. and inside makes interesting reading as well. there's a letter from the sheffield wednesday chairman, bert mcghee, who talks about hillsborough as the perfect venue for all kinds of important matches. he says it's a stadium that befits such occasions and the large crowds they attract.
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the next day, mackrell was one of those showing margaret thatcher around hillsborough. the match commander, david duckenfield, was there too. his recent trial ended without a verdict. a retrial is being considered. judith moritz, bbc news. itv has suspended the broadcast of the jeremy kyle show indefinitely after a guest is said to have died shortly after filming. the circumstances around the individuals death are not clear, but the broadcaster said they decided to take this morning's show off air after a participant from the episode died a week after its recording. in a statement, itv said everyone at the show is "shocked and saddened", and that a review is being carried out — "given the seriousness of this event". earlier i spoke to honey langcasterjames, a tv psychologist who has worked as a wellfare officer on reality tv programmes including celebrity big brother and love island. i asked about her views on thejeremy kyle show and how its guests are treated.
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well i think every service provider such as myself needs to make a decision on the shows that happy to work on. personally it's not a show i would want to support and work on because it has been a concern for quite some time of mine that the people who go on the show are quite vulnerable in many different ways in their lives, they have maybe got addictions, mental health difficulties, socio—economic issues going on and i think what we have to ask ourselves is what is the potential benefit and gain for someone potential benefit and gain for someone going on the show was maybe someone going on the show was maybe some other shows such as love island another big reality shows, people would want to go on those because they want to develop have a message. 0ne they want to develop have a message. one of the things about the jeremy kyle that i don't want to be involved in is that it's a relatively short period of time they appear on the show and a chance potential benefit for them although ido potential benefit for them although i do know the show makers have said they offer some therapy and addiction services to some of the
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contributors. but people are obviously queueing up to go on the programme. that doesn't seem to be a shortage of participants on the jeremy kylejeremy show. shortage of participants on the jeremy kyle jeremy show. and it has been a popular show and on tv for a number of years. there is obviously an appetite both the people to go in such a show but the people to watch the show, otherwise it wouldn't be so popular. what we need to be thinking about is how can we make sure that people who might otherwise be quite vulnerable are safeguarded in terms of their involvement in that their life situations don't suffer any deleterious effect because of going on the show. because the producers have a duty of ca re because the producers have a duty of care for anyone who appears in the programme. that's right, and i like to say all the producers i've ever worked for including at itv have a lwa ys worked for including at itv have always been very well—meaning and ta ke always been very well—meaning and take their role very seriously. they do care about their contributors but one of the difficulties is that they are essentially producers and not a mental healthcare providers and they
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don't always know what is good services and what isn't good services and what isn't good services and what isn't good services and what's the difference for example between a psychologist and a psychotherapist and a counsellor and some of these things i think need a little more work in terms of educating those people who are putting these shows on as to what kind of services they need to be putting in place. that was tv psyshcologist honey langcaster—james. six men convicted of a gangland murder plot have been jailed for a total of one hundred and four years at the high court in glasgow. they were said to be part of the lyons crime gang — and carried out the attacks in a feud with another glasgow gang, the daniel family. the judge said they'd tried to turn the city into a war zone, but there was no place in scotland for the law of the jungle. aileen clarke reports. 0n court, the judge told the six
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when the doctor court takes a dim view of such conduct and on sentencing, he emphasised that. you sought to turn glasgow into a warzone to your feud. this is a civilised country which is based on the rule of law. there is no place for this type of conduct, retribution or the law of the jungle. for these six men convicted last month of conspiracy to murder, the tightest of security for their arrival, mirrored by armed officers inside the court building. trial heard that these men, all associates of the lyons crime family, had systematically targeted members all those they associated with rivals, the daniel family. those they associated with rivals, the danielfamily. they those they associated with rivals, the daniel family. they were subjected to extreme violence involving frenzied those knives, hammers, machetes, axis and baton ‘s. hammers, machetes, axis and baton 's. one by one, the mental associated with the lyons crime family stood up in the dock together sentence. brian ferguson, andrew
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gallacher and john hardy all involved in the arts at all sentenced to 20 years. peter bailey and jailed for 15 years. robert pickett, involved in two of the attacks but with a criminal record showing convictions or for attempted murder is in the pastjailed for 16 yea rs murder is in the pastjailed for 16 years and andrew sinclair involved in two attacks jailed for 13 years. in total, 104 years in prison. 0ne victim was chased through that. the judge said such a recklessness put the public in great danger. the notion this is a private feud couldn't be further from the truth, he said. three men all attacked by masked men wielding hatchets and machetes. the next victim was ryan fitzsimons. just week after completing this run, he was left
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unconscious and brain—damaged. completing this run, he was left unconscious and brain-damaged. he was a hard—working man living peacefully with his mother. his brother was said to be an associate of the daniels family but this was not in any way the responsibility of ryan fitzsimons. as a result of the extent of injuries sustained during the attack on him, he's had to give up the attack on him, he's had to give up work and is dependent on his motherfor his care up work and is dependent on his mother for his care and support. then the last big and that terrifying car stephen daniels skoda 0ctavia was rammed with such force he was left unconscious in the driver's seat and was set upon with weapons including a machete. police found that machete and a burnt out car. the attack so savage, officers first thought he had been shot in the face. detective said it was a miracle that no—one died in these horrific attacks. take them away, please. these six men brought to justice, thejudge noted, despite such a sophisticated lot. by good old—fashioned detective work. aileen
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clarke, bbc news. sri lanka has imposed an overnight curfew after anti—muslim riots spread to several districts near the capital, colombo. crowds of people torched vehicles and damaged mosques and businesses owned by muslims in the north—western province. the army has warned that stern action will be taken against anyone involved in he riots. the situation has been tense since 250 people were killed in a series of church and hotel bombings on easter sunday. campaigning for the elections to the european parliament has continued today across the uk's 12 electoral regions. earlier today the brexit party held a rally at featherstone in west yorkshire. 0ur political correspondent, alex forsyth was there and sent this update. nigel farage hasjust finished addressing a rally which is happening here in featherstone. it's one of several events he has been carrying out like this up and down the country,
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notjust nigel farage, who is of course the leader of the newly formed brexit party, but a number of the candidates they have standing in the european elections. and the message from the party is one very much focused on democracy. they have been that saying they see what is happening with brexit on a national level as a betrayal of the democratic vote that took place injune 2016. and that message, as you might expect, has been very well received here in the room. there have been some questions from members of the audience and also, as nigel farage did a walkabout early on in pontefract, about the wider policy platform of the brexit party, if indeed it does go on to take part in other elections, what other policies would they stand on? nigel farage said the focus at this stage is on the european elections, the message is about brexit and he made the point that this is a labour constituency where most people voted to leave the eu, and he says his party is very much targeting labour voters who feel let down by labour as well as conservative voters who are unhappy with what is going on with brexit on a national platform. of course, other parties are campaigning on the european elections as well because there are around two weeks to go before
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people will be asked to vote in the polls. the conservative party never wanted these elections to take place but because of delays to brexit, they are now happening and the uk is involved in them. other parties, the liberal democrats, the green party and change uk, another newly formed party, they say they have a clear opposing message and that is they want people to back them as a signal they want to stay in the european union. labour too campaigning in areas like this as part of these elections but really, these elections were never expected to take place. they were never meant to take place because in theory the uk should have been out of the european union by now. certainly, nigel farage and the brexit party are hoping to capitalise on the anger there is and those who feel frustrated that hasn't yet happened. that is alex forsyth reporting. another name appearing on ballot papers for the european elections for the first time is that of change uk — a pro—remain party, backing another referendum on brexit. tonight it has been holding a rally in cardiff.
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0ur political correspondent james williams was there and sent this update. here at the home of world rugby, just a few months after the six nations tournament, heidi allen, acting leader of change uk, reference to the man in red and the beaten run, saying this place is familiar with david and goliath battles. and change uk knows it has a big battle on its hands if it is to achieve its principal aim of getting a second eu referendum and reversing brexit. buti getting a second eu referendum and reversing brexit. but i was talking toa reversing brexit. but i was talking to a party candidate in wales a little earlier who said change uk has not necessarily made life easy for itself in this campaign, hasn't had a particularly good campaign. the confusion over its name and branding underlying how it has failed to cut through the political noise. whereas the brexit party seems to be hoovering up a lot of the disgruntled leave voters in the party, there is a multitude of
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parties on the remain wing. the liberal democrats, the greens, smb, plaid cymru, and change uk all with the same message —— snp. how does change uk cut through? there was a lot of talk tonight about how it a tt ra cts lot of talk tonight about how it attracts people right across the political spectrum and a lot of talk about how politics is broken. it is not a very controversial statement. very few parties would claim otherwise. but there is a big question mark as to whether people think change uk is the party to fix it. that was james williams reporting from cardiff. just to say, during the campaign for the european parliament elections we're going to be interviewing all the main uk parties here on the bbc news channel. and we want you to send us your questions. tomorrow at 5:30 we'll have nigel farage of the brexit party, and on friday chuka umunna from change uk. you can e—mail us at or text us on 61124 or use social media with the hashtag #bbcaskthis.
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the government's infrastructure tsar has warned the chancellor philip hammond that he must fully commit to a major programme of upgrades to the uk's transport, energy and technology networks. in a letter to philip hammond, the national infrastructure commission chairman, sirjohn armitt demanded action to meet the challenges facing the uk and to help tackle climate change. sirjohn‘s letter outlines four tests that the commission believes a successful national infrastructure strategy will need to meet, including setting out clear plans up to 2050 and a funding commitment to invest 1.2% of gdp a year on infrastructure. earlier, i spoke to the author of the letter, chairman of the national infrastructure commission, sirjohn armitt, about what he believes
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the country needs. rhodes, we believe we will have to shift to electric vehicles, therefore we have said that by 2030 we need to be in a position where people can reliably buy an electric car knowing that the charging network is going to be in place. when it comes to railways and roads in the north, we have said to the government you have got to support the north in its object gives. in a separate report we produced on connectivity between those northern cities to give that support that the north needs in order to boost its economy, alongside the benefits it will get from hs2. when it comes to energy, we have said we believe we can have a renewables future. we can have a future where by 2050 the vast bulk of our electricity can come from renewable sources. and we have said to government by 2030 you need to encourage industry to continue to invest in renewables and only commit yourself before 2025 to one more clear power station. we believe we
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can have a future which is far more dependent on renewables, clean energy, rather than relying on all the uncertainties which surround nuclear. 0n water, we have said that we wa nt nuclear. 0n water, we have said that we want to reduce the risk of drought and we have said that we should press, the government should press the water companies to ensure that they halve the leakage that we get from our current network by 50% and that, in fact, we should also be prepared to help them invest in new capacity for our water and then, for example, on fibre we should have a full rollout of fibre by 2033, including the government supporting those hard to reach parts of the country where the private sector won't necessarily want to soulful fibre so everyone gets the benefit of the connectivity of all fibre. in all these areas do you feel that this country, that britain, is falling behind its competitors in terms of railings, transport links, things like charging points, things like broadband infrastructure and so
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on? yes, we know we are behind the curve when it comes to full fibre, we are behind spain, we are behind career, we are behind japan. we know we are falling behind on our investment in rail, particularly, compared to other, if you look at our high—speed rail network, we have 100 kilometres of high—speed rail in this country, fryers has got several thousand limiters of high—speed rail. an rail connectivity is going to become increasingly important —— france. public transport is going to become increasingly important. so yes we need to do more to keep up... historically is that because of underinvestment down the years? underinvestment, uncertainty of investment, constantly chopping and changing of government decisions either from changing of government decisions eitherfrom one changing of government decisions either from one government to another, one minister to another,'s, it's on... i suppose that is democracy. it is democracy. we need in this debate is a consensus
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between political parties. everybody agrees we need more infrastructure. infrastructure is something you have to plan for several years. it takes several years to build. this is long—term stuff. several years to build. this is long-term stuff. sirjohn armitt there. doris day, one of the biggest names in the history of hollywood, has died at her home in california at the age of 97. the singer and actress starred in many popular films such as calamityjane and pillow talk and in later life she became a prominent campaigner for animal welfare. 0ur correspondent david sillito has been looking back at the career of one of the great stars of entertainment. # we'll be home tonight by the light of the silvery moon...# doris day, cracking that whip in calamity jane. no—one captures better good—natu red '50s hollywood innocence. # whip—crack—away, whip—crack—away, whip—crack—away. . . # her romantic comedies were smart, glamorous box office hits. pillow talk with rock hudson won her an oscar nomination. you ain't the kinda gal who'd break a date. no, i'm not.
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and i ain't the kinda guy who'd ask you to. i had a great time, and i think that they sensed it. ihad fun! and wear all the gorgeous clothes and work with rock hudson and jimmy garner and clark gable, you know. how bad can it be? as a child, the young doris mary von kappelhoff wanted to be a dancer, but a car accident ended that dream. she then discovered she could sing. in the late '40s, with her new stage name doris day, she was one of the highest—paid singers in the business. # the world becomes a wonderland, it's magic # the film romance on the high seas was her first screen role and, despite almost no acting experience, the star quality was immediately obvious.
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but behind it all was a troubled private life. you can't tell me what to do! in a pig's eye, i can't. you think you own me... this movie withjimmy cagney had echoes of the first of herfour marriages. # que sera, sera...# her move into tv was the consequence of her third husband leaving her virtually bankrupt. fashions had changed, her movie career was over. # que sera, sera...# in 1985 there was a reunion, tv interview with a terminally ill rock hudson. but show business was over. her life after this was devoted to her animal foundation. herfinal wishes — no funeral, no grave marker. her memorial will be herfilms. # que sera, sera, what will be will be #
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the hollywood legend, doris day, who has died at the age of 97. now it's time for the weather with matt taylor. hello there. after the reign of last week were some spots or close to a month with the rain in a few days this week as data with sunny skies overhead will stop at sunshine will be warming things up day by day. debra just picking midweek at around 24 degrees. always a bit cooler further south —— temperatures will be picking up. the high pressure is keeping things stray and stopping the shower clouds from building up. to the north east of us on the southern flank we draw easterly winds, walkways around areas of high pressure. the breeze is strongest across the south. whether you are here or in the north where wins are strongest, the sun is strong overhead. lots of it around on tuesday. high cloud. temperatures
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lived relative to monday's values. around the low


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