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you're watching bbc news at 9 with me, annita mcveigh. the headlines: up to 13 people are now feared to have died after the volcanic eruption in new zealand. the country's prime minister says questions must be asked. in a crucial day of campaining, borisjohnson warns of a hung parliament if voters don't support the conservatives. jeremy corbyn promises a relentless focus on the nhs if the labour party comes into power. six people have died in a shooting in the czech city of ostrava — police are still hunting for the shooter. the chief executive of fashion retailer ted baker steps down following warnings over the compa ny‘s profits. myanmar is called to a un court to answer charges of genocide against its rohingya minority —
nobel peace prize winner aung san suu kyi will defend her country. tributes are paid to the man who inspired the ice bucket challenge who has died at the age of 34. it was a viral campaign that raised more than £150 million for charity. arsenal end their longest run without a league win since 1977 as they beat west ham 3—1. good morning and welcome to the bbc news at 9. new zealand prime ministerjacinda ardern has said there are questions which must be asked after the volcanic eruption on white island. there are five confirmed fatalities and eight people are missing on the island,
though police say they are also likely to have died. officers earlier announced that a criminal investigation would be opened, but later revised this, saying it was too early to comment. white island is new zealand's most active volcano. it's in the bay of plenty, around 30 miles off the coast of the north island. from there, our correspondent shaimaa khalil reports. the prime minister on the site of where those who were affected by the devastation were first taken, praising those who jumped straight into helping. praising those who jumped they worked tirelessly in the most devastating circumstances. many of them had not yet rested or slept. the toll that the impact of this extraordinary tragedy has had on them was obvious. police are now launching a criminal investigation into the deaths and injuries after the eruption on white island. we know too there will be bigger questions in relation to this event.
these questions must be asked, and they must be answered. one of the paramedics who helped move the injured into safety described the scene. it was like — like, i've seen the chernobyl miniseries. there wasjust — everything wasjust blanketed in ash. it was quite an overwhelming feeling. the police and the army have tried to launch a drone for surveillance on the island, but were unable to do so because of windy conditions. the situation there remains quite unstable, with officials saying that there is a 50% chance of a smaller size or a similar eruption happening within the next 2a hours. but even a small eruption can have devastating effects. the focus is now mainly on helping the families of those who have died, and giving the injured the care they need, but more questions will be asked about why they were allowed on such a volatile place. shaimaa khalil, bbc news, whakatane. well, eye—witness accounts continue to come in to help give a clearer
picture of what happened — earlier the bbc spoke to geoff hopkins, who was on a boat that left the island just before the eruption. he said there was no warning of what was about to happen. there was nothing. it was silent. there was no tremor, there was no shaking, there was nothing to really say, other than the visual thing that we could see was the huge plume of steam and ash that was rising into the air. we were probably only 200 metres off the shoreline. the ash cloud started to envelope the entire island. we went inside the cabin and there were about 30 people on the boat, we immediately headed back to where we had left, where the other boat was anchored. the crew on the boat knew were going to need to rescue people.
you couldn't see the island, it was completely covered in ash. very eerie. the tour party on the boat, there was a silence, really, amongst people as we headed back. a few people were in tears, there was shock. we knew there were people still on the island. when we went back to where the boat was anchored, the ash started to clear, we could see there were people on the beach, people in the water, everything was covered in a perfect layer of grey ash, we could see the wrecked helicopter up on the island and immediately the crew of the boat launched inflatables and started picking up the injured. we did not know what we were dealing with until the first ones started coming on, and as they did, they were horrific burns. we took 23 people off the island before we started heading
back to mainland, every single one of them was badly, badly burned. and earlier our reporter danny vincent — who's on the north island — gave this update. night has now fallen in this corner of new zealand and the community is beginning to attend to come to grips with the tragedy which took place in this regionjust with the tragedy which took place in this region just yesterday. with the tragedy which took place in this regionjust yesterday. the prime minister has asked... she said many questions still need to be answered, this is a community attempting to mourn but there is also perhaps suggestion of frustrations from some members of the community. earlier today the police said they would launch a criminal investigation, they later backtracked and said it would no longer be a criminal investigation, simply an ordinary investigation, to try to gain clarity over what has
happened here. many people in the community were very surprised by the expression criminal investigation, they felt it was way too early for that type of discussion because people here wanted to take time and mourn the people they have lost and also get a sense of what happens next, because behind me, where the white island volcano, which violently erupted, where it is, it was a surprise to many people. we know it is an active volcano but simply people were not prepared for this type of tragedy. danny vincent reporting. borisjohnson and jeremy corbyn are concentrating on what they regard as vote—winning issues for their parties, with 48 hours to go before the polls open in the general election. the prime minister will say that only a majority conservative government can break the brexit deadlock, and warn of what he calls the "clear and present danger" of a hung parliament — while the labour leader will set
out his plans for the nhs. campaigning is carrying on amid the controversy of a four—year—old boy who had to sleep on the four of a hospital. we can speak to our assistant political editor norman smith. with 48—hour and left, it looks like the nhs will dominate before people glad to cast their votes?” the nhs will dominate before people glad to cast their votes? i think that was always labour's intention, but the story of jack, the four year—old boy lying on a hospital floor, has added to labour's message of what they say is the state of the nhs, they are publishing a dossier detailing risks they say patients face as a result of this endless austerity, as they see it, pointing
to documents they have obtained from various nhs trusts setting out things like a hospital roof in danger in kings lynn, talking about the hospital in morecambe bay, inadequate ventilation meaning sometimes the daycare surgery theatres need to be closed down, they say this is the result of years and years of nhs underfunding. also making the point about the prime minister's response to the case of jack and suggesting this is a man who does not really care much about the circumstances patients and young people find themselves in, albeit justice secretary robert buckland this morning strongly defended the way the prime minister responded to reporters' questions, suggesting it was just one of those things on the campaign trail in pointing to the fa ct campaign trail in pointing to the fact that health secretary matt hancock apologised and flagging up the fact that jack's mother has appealed for her son's fight not to
be used as a political football. this is what mr buckland said. the elections are really difficult things. things will happen in elections, unpredictable events. i don't think he was forced into it. when he looked at it, the reaction was clear, and unforced and natural, and the apology was forthcoming and fulsome. and i think, you know, that response and the response we've shown in the hours since and of the action the health secretary took shows that we were taking this matter incredibly seriously, as we would with any matter relating to our national health service. difficult to calibrate how much impact the row over the cheque will actually have, it is possible it will ebb away is a story even though labour are determined to keep on the front foot. slightly awkward for labour know that jack's mother has come out and said she does not want
any more publicity about her son, todayjeremy corbyn was asked whether he was, in effect, taking advantage of jack's plight. it is an example of what is happening in our nhs, and it is, obviously, awful for that little boy and the family the way they were treated but it does say something about our nhs when this happened, and then all research shows is there is a very large number of hospitals where patients are at risk because of staff shortages, because of a lack of equipment, because of poor maintenance of hospital building so it's actually a serious issue. it is a political issue, how we fund the nhs. what i think it's probably true is that if there had been any sense in thejohnson that if there had been any sense in the johnson camp that they were heading to a fairly easy victory, yesterday will have been an almighty wa ke yesterday will have been an almighty wake up calland, yesterday will have been an almighty wake up call and, interestingly, today the message from the prime minister is around tactical voting and his fear that if there is a large degree of tactical voting, we
could end up with another hung parliament, and he believes there is a realistic prospect ofjeremy corbyn becoming prime minister, and i think that gives you a sense of the degree of nervousness and unease within the tory camp that whatever the polls may say, events could change everything and this is very, very farfrom in change everything and this is very, very far from in the bag for boris johnson. norman smith, thank you very much. over the past few weeks in a series of special your questions answered programmes on 5 live and the bbc news channel, we've given you the opportunity to speak directly to the main party leaders. we've heard from the prime minister and conservative leader borisjohnson, the plaid cymru leader adam price, jonathan bartley, co—leader of the greens, the brexit party leader nigel farage, nicola sturgeon, first minister and leader of the snp and yesterdayjo swinson, the leader of the liberal democrats. the only leader we've not managed to get on the programme is labour'sjeremy corbyn. we've been in negotiations with his people for several weeks but have not managed to secure his appearance. we're sorry about this as we'd hoped
to give you the opportunity to speak to all of the leaders before polling day. myanmar‘s leader aung san suu kyi is preparing to defend her nation against charges of genocide, over its treatment of there'll be three days of hearings at the international criminal court in the hague. in 2017, in an army crackdown in myanmar, thousands of rohingya were killed and nearly three quarters of a million fled their homes. our correspondent in myanmar nick beake looks at the significance of today's events. the world used to see this woman as a symbol of peace and human rights. aung san suu kyi even won a nobel peace prize for her efforts to bring democracy to myanmar. now, she's the civilian leader and she's fighting charges that the country, on her watch, has committed genocide. it's hard to get your head
round just what an incredible turnaround this is. for nearly 20 years, on and off, aung san suu kyi was kept under house arrest here in this city of yangon by the brutal military dictatorship. now, though, she's standing up for the same army which took away her freedom, and even trying to justify its actions to the world. this is what it's accused of — targeting and killing the rohingya muslim minority. un experts say myanmar‘s army acted with genocidal intent, when in 2017, troops forced up more than 740,000 rohingya. these refugees tell horrific stories of rape and murder and they're still trapped in camps across the border in bangladesh. then this happened. this tiny west african muslim country, the gambia, brought a case against myanmar at the united nations‘ top court, the international court ofjustice.
it's doing this on behalf of dozens of other muslim countries. they want the court to issue an emergency ruling to protect the rohingya from further harm. but myanmar rejects all allegations of genocide. the army, which still holds enormous power, insists it was only clearing out those it calls terrorists, and that really, the rohingya are illegal immigrants. justice for the rohingya is still a long way off, even with this court case. and that's because the icj has no way of enforcing a ruling against myanmar and there is no international police force to protect the rohingya from further abuse. neither aung san suu kyi, nor the generals would automatically be arrested and put on trial. but it could lead to sanctions against myanmar, damaging an economy only just finding its feet after military rule. nick beake, bbc news, yangon.
let's ta ke let's take a brief glimpse at the international code for justice let's take a brief glimpse at the international code forjustice in the hay, proceedings getting under way in this three—day hearing. a longer report by nick beake is number one on oui’ most longer report by nick beake is number one on our most watched, how a peace icon, aung san suu kyi, entered about a genocide trial. we have not yet seen images of aung san suu kyi at the hague but no doubt those pictures will emerge, and as nick explains in his report, just a reminder that this case has been brought by another state, the gambia, the west african country which represents, effectively, dozens which represents, effectively, d oze ns of which represents, effectively, dozens of other muslim nations in this hearing. we can talk to michael becker now. he is an adjunct assistant professor at the school of law at trinity college dublin in ireland where he teaches public international law. but from 2010 to 2014, he served as an associate legal officer at the international court
ofjustice in the hague and had the opportunity to work closely with the icj judges. very good to have you with us. if you would please explain in a little more detail what exactly the gambia is seeking to do over the next three days at the icj? this isjust is seeking to do over the next three days at the icj? this is just the first stage of what will be a much lengthier legal process. as the report already mentioned, the gambia is acting with the backing of many other states, muslim states but, really, acting on behalf of all other parties to the genocide convention, because the obligations that myanmar is said to have breached our obligations owed to all other parties to the treaty. what the gambia wants to do this week is obtain provisional measures, that is the term of the icj, the international court ofjustice, referring to a kind of emergency relief, interim relief that is meant
to extend during the life of a case until the claims on the merits can be heard and decided. 0h provisional measures, that would mean a level of protection for the rohingya minority in myanmarand protection for the rohingya minority in myanmar and would also order that the country should not potentially, for example, destroy any evidence? —— so for example, destroy any evidence? —— so provisional measures. for example, destroy any evidence? -- so provisional measures. they will be asking for an order from the court instructing myanmar to refrain from undertaking any acts that could constitute genocidal acts, including burning term villages and, as you mentioned, refraining from doing anything that might destroy evidence thatis anything that might destroy evidence that is relevant to the claims. as we mentioned, aung san suu kyi is pa rt we mentioned, aung san suu kyi is part of the delegation to the international court ofjustice. how unusual is that given the strange position she is in? it is not
unusualfor a position she is in? it is not unusual for a foreign minister to appearas unusual for a foreign minister to appear as part of the delegation in an icj case and it is not unprecedented for a head of state to attend either, but it is very strange here, i would say, because aung san suu kyi is, of course, seen by many as personally responsible in some capacity for the alleged wrongdoing, either because she is involved in a policy of genocide or because she has failed to intervene to stop military generals from undertaking that campaign. and so the fact she will be in the courtroom is accused in a personal and individual way is really remarkable. it is understand —— important to understand this is not the international criminal court and she is not there as an individual
criminal defendant, she is there is a representative of her state, she is not personally on trial, she will not be leaving the peace palace in handcuffs, there is a distinction there, but the dynamic of her even being there is quite unusual and will really be something to watch tomorrow when myanmar has their opportunity to respond to today's arguments from the gambia. how quickly made the international court ofjustice respond, make its judgment? usually in provisional measures hearings you can expect something like four to six to eight weeks, so i think sometime not too far into the new year we would get an order either granting or not granting the provisional measures, but this is just the start of a much lengthier process. this case will ta ke lengthier process. this case will take a lengthier process. this case will takea number of lengthier process. this case will take a number of years to unfold, thatis take a number of years to unfold, that is how things work, it is quite
important to get this initial relief and it is a chance to hear the parties are' arguments as a preview, but this is a snapshot of the overall case presented over the next number of years. michael becker —— michael, michael beckett, international lawyer at trinity couege international lawyer at trinity college dublin, thank you very much for your time. the headlines on bbc news... up to 13 people are now feared to have died after the volcanic eruption in new zealand. the country's prime minister says "questions must be asked". in a crucial day of campaigning, borisjohnson warns of a hung parliament if voters don't support the conservatives. labour promises a "relentless focus" on the nhs if they win. campaigning is taking place amidst continued controversy over an image of a sick four—year—old boy who had to sleep on the floor of a hospital. and in sport... arsenal's winless streak is finally over. they came from behind to beat west ham 3—1,
that's their first win in ten games, and their first under stand—in manager freddie ljungberg. liverpool need a point at salzburg tonight or they're likely to be out of the champions league at the group stage, just six months after they won the trophy. and rory mcilroy has confirmed he's turned down an offer to play in next month's european tour event in saudi arabia. he said he just didn't want to go there. i'll be back with more on those stories. that will be after 9:30am. the new chief executive of the troubled high street fashion retailer ted baker has unexpectedly resigned. the firm has also issued a profit warning. dominic o'connell is here with more. what is this all about? you might remember ted baker went from a single shop in glasgow in 1998 to an international chain with shares
listed on the london stock exchange. the founder, ray kelvin, got caught ina #metoo the founder, ray kelvin, got caught in a #metoo type scandal, including allegations of four hugging, he has denied any wrongdoing. he was replaced injuly denied any wrongdoing. he was replaced in july by denied any wrongdoing. he was replaced injuly by a man called lindsay page, just six months and he has resigned, it comes after the company discovered a £25 million over statement edit industry. regularly ted baker turns over profits of about £50 million each year, it may be as low as £5 million this year. the chairman has also left, so a complete clearance at the top. what does this mean for the future of ted baker? it faces an uncertain future. it has appointed a
company called alix partners which is known for helping restructure companies. mothercare confirmed this morning that its high street stores would be closed if they could not find a buyer, i do not think ted baker is quite in to that yet but there could be sir more quite drastic corporate action to come. thank you, dominic. the airforce in chile says a military cargo plane with 38 people on board has disappeared in en—route to antarctica. in a statement, it said operators lost contact with the plane as it was flying over the sea, just over an hour after its departure from the southern city of punta arenas. a search and rescue team has been activated. a landslide in peru, after heavy rain, has demolished homes and bridges, sweeping away several vehicles. no deaths are reported but many injured are receiving medical attention in the northern province of huanca—bamba. authorities report around 300
people have been left marooned by swollen rivers. senior democrats in the united states are due to hold a news conference later to reveal the articles of impeachment against president trump. these will — in effect — be the charges that will be voted on in the house of representatives, where the democrats are in the majority. if passed, they would then go to the republican—led senate, where the president would be put on trial. laura trevelyan reports. the impeachment inquiry is hurtling forward and the judiciary the impeachment inquiry is hurtling forward and thejudiciary committee we re forward and thejudiciary committee were centre stage today. as they we re were centre stage today. as they were sworn in, arguments began immediately. objection. iwill were sworn in, arguments began immediately. objection. i will not recognise it at this time. is this just when staff ask questions about the staff and the members get dealt out of the hearing. you will not attempt to disrupt proceedings. out of the hearing. you will not attempt to disrupt proceedingsm is the chance for democrats to publish the evidence they have gathered before formally producing
impeachment evidence against donald trump. the evidence shows that donaldj trump. the evidence shows that donald j trump, the trump. the evidence shows that donaldj trump, the president of the united states, has put himself before his country. he has violated his most basic responsibilities to the people, he has broken his oath. democrats face criticism for rushing to impeach the president without trying to subpoenaed key witnesses from the white house. their responses they cannot wait. president trump is my persistent and continuing effort to coerce a foreign country to help him cheat to win an election is a clear and present danger to other free and their elections and our national security. republican state democrats arejust security. republican state democrats are just trying to rerun the 2016 election but the case against mr trump is nonexistent. 63 million people voted for him, over eight lines ina people voted for him, over eight lines in a call transferred, jo transcript, to impeach above that is
baloney. the inspector general did not find evidence that political bias affected how the fbi conducted the russian investigation and said officials had sufficient evidence to open their inquiry. but there were sharp criticism of how the fbi handled an application for a wiretap targeting a former trump adviser, carter page, something the presidency seized on. this was an overthrow of government, an attempted overthrow, lots of people we re attempted overthrow, lots of people were in on it, and they got caught. they got caught red—handed. democrats say there could be a vote on articles of impeachment against the president later this week. the stage set for a partisan battle royale. the man who helped inspire the global fund—raising phenomenon known as the "ice bucket challenge" has died at the age of 34. pete frates was diagnosed with als, a degenerative condition that affects the nervous system, seven years ago.
in 2014, he was instrumental in starting the ice bucket challenge, where people poured cold water over themselves and posted footage on social media. an estimated £160 million was raised worldwide. pete frates, who has died at the age of 34. a developing story this morning, reports from the czech republic, these are the latest pictures we are getting in saying at least six people have been killed in a shooting at a hospital in the north—east of the country, in the city of ostravia. we are hearing that in addition to the six fatalities, two people are seriously injured. the people or person responsible is still at large.
people are saying intensive —— police say intensive efforts are under way to find out who is responsible for this fatal shooting ata responsible for this fatal shooting at a hospital in ostrava, six people killed, two seriously injured. these are the latest pictures coming in, czech police, their official twitter, also shows the scene of the shooting where a large number of officers, of course, are engaged in the hunt for the attacker. i am told we cannot talk to our reporter rob cameron. give us the latest on what is happening? —— iam the latest on what is happening? —— i am told we can now talk to. there are media reports that a man has been apprehended and taken out of the hospital in ostrava, that so far officials, police, are not confirming this man is the suspect. they have released a still cctv image from inside the hospital
showing a man in his late 20s, early 30s, a shaved head or receding hair, and a bright red jacket, this match as eyewitness reports from earlier in the day. there have been reports that two of the people killed were shot dead inside the operating theatre inside the hospital. it is obviously an extremely distressing reports coming out from ostrava this morning and as yet it is very much a situation that is unfolding. thank you for the update, rob cameron in prague on the update about the shooting in ostrava. the latest reports are the gunman may have been apprehended but that hasn't been confirmed yet by police. the time is exactly 9:30am. now it's time for a look at the weather with carol kirkwood. good morning to you too. today it is going to be a wet day and also windy
day. rain moving from the west towards the east eradicating the bright start and cold start in the east, some heavy bursts of rain but also gusty winds. gusting 50—60 miles an hour in parts of northern ireland, northern england and south—west scotland but 60—70 mile an hour gusts south—west scotland but 60—70 mile an hourgusts in south—west scotland but 60—70 mile an hour gusts in the northern isles and north wales but wherever you are it is going to be windy which could lead to travel disruption, ferry crossings disrupted, bridges having restrictions on them and small branches for example on the roads. temperature wise, on the mild side although fairly academic because of the windy and rain. this evening and overnight, the rainbow bushings —— the rain pushes away. no problems with frost, any snow likely to be on the hills.
hello, this is bbc news. the headlines. up to 13 people are now feared to have died after the volcanic eruption in new zealand. the country's prime minister says "questions must be asked". in a crucial day of campaigning, borisjohnson warns of a hung parliament if voters don't support the conservatives. labour promises a "relentless focus" on the nhs if they win. campaigning is taking place amidst continued controversy over an image of a sick four—year—old boy who had to sleep on the floor of a hospital. six people die in a shooting in the czech city of ostrava — latest reports suggest the police have arrested someone they suspect
of the shootings. the chief executive of fashion retailer, ted baker, steps down following warnings over the compa ny‘s profits. myanmar is called to a un court to answer charges of genocide against its rohingya minority — nobel peace prize winner aung san suu kyi will defend her country. time now for the morning briefing, where we bring you up to speed on the stories people are watching, reading and sharing. log on to social media and you'll most probably see lots of adverts and messages from politicians trying to win your vote on thursday. but can you always trust what you see? this morning, there are calls for urgent new rules on the way that political parties use the internet during an election campaign. in a moment, we'll be speaking to our digital election reporter, joe tidy, but, first, this report from joe who has been speaking to voters about online ads. the general election campaign trail has clocked up hundreds of handshakes,
speeches and miles on the bus. it has all been fairly well staged managed and conventional. online it's been anything but. doctored videos have gone viral. this controversial one from the conservatives made labour's sir keir starmer look tongue—tied. this one from labour supporting great momentum almost got them sued by coca—cola. but the real battle ground has been in paid for ads, particularly on facebook and instagram. nearly 20,000 have been launched since the election began with at least 2 million spent so far. most are highly targeted and use the social networks digital tools to hone in on specific voters. certain ads are being chosen for us based on age, location, interests and gender. so how much of a difference will all this political advertising actually make? we won't know the answer to that until thursday when this building, along with about 50,000 others, turns into a polling station. we've come here to speak to people about the ads they've seen and the ones they haven't.
here is an advert i am sure you'll have seen. this is aimed at 18—34 year old women. it is only being aimed at 45—year—old men and older. fast. it's not particularly appealing. it's making you laugh. it is the tag line. what you think of that? not aimed at you but what do you think of the message? how do you feel about the fact the parties are aiming very different messages and very different adverts to different people the country? it is all marketing, isn't it? i think that is the modern age, really. it is quite worrying because it means you have to find the best message for you and for me, which doesn't have any relation to what is best for the country. herfears are mirrored by a growing number of groups calling for reform in political ads, particularly around fact checking which isn't currently a legal requirement. we need some rules in line
with the mantra that governs all other advertising, which is legal, decent, honest and truthful. that sets out what you can't can say in an ad and specifically have rules around material claims. these changes have been called for three years and it's up to whoever is in power next to take on the challenge. let's talk to joe now. let's talk tojoe now. this morning is in salford. let's pick up on the back of what you said in that report because throughout our conversations and the campaign with been asking lots of questions about whether what people are seeing in terms of advertising and social media, you know, is what it seems to be, whether they can take it at face value. it seems this particular problem with adverts because when it comes to organically posted things on twitter or facebook or instagram, you have to be inside your bubbles in orderfor me you have to be inside your bubbles in order for me to you have to be inside your bubbles in orderfor me to get you have to be inside your bubbles in order for me to get a you have to be inside your bubbles in orderfor me to get a labour message, i need to follow the labour
party or people who follow the labour party. with ads you can pierce into different bubbles which is why they are so effective. they can reach into areas they would necessarily be to go so they can go to labour voters if they are conservatives, so that is why when it comes to misinformation or misleading claims, it is so important according to certain groups that this stuff is fact checked. they say it isn't impossible, it can be sorted but you need to put more power is in place for people like the advertising standards authority. let's talk about the picture of the little boy, jack, at the hospital in leeds which went viral yesterday, and is still being talked about hugely today as well. it is a tragic story and we have seen a couple of these sad stories around health care come out around this election but what is interesting around this one as i saw this a few days ago. it was being put out as an advert, a paid for advert by the labour party which was an article in the mirror that was being punted out but it wasn't until
this video yesterday posted by a reporterfor this video yesterday posted by a reporter for itv news and it was shared so widely the debate is back firmly on this picture of the boy and also boris johnson's firmly on this picture of the boy and also borisjohnson's handling of that interview. i had a look at the softwa re that interview. i had a look at the software t used to see how big this tweet and videos and it has been retreated 49,000 times on twitter which means it is one of the biggest tweets of the entire election, 92 million reach according to the softwa re million reach according to the software we use million reach according to the software we use so million reach according to the software we use so that is a huge number of voters that might have potentially seen that. what else has caught your eye as well with 48 hours to go until polling day? generally speaking the last couple of days has been fairly standard online compared to some of the stuff we've seen previously. it's going back to the core messages, all the parties and leaders are trying to get their core messages out. it felt a little bit on sunday night like i was reading week one a week to social media in terms of what the
parties were putting out. we saw a video on boris johnson parties were putting out. we saw a video on borisjohnson in the style of attack as mike love actually. is proof of that famous scene in the film where he goes to the door and has the flash cards showing. that is doing really well for borisjohnson, 1.1 million views so far. on twitter 650,000, on facebook shared widely as well, interesting to see the promise to do something like this. it isn't original, we have seen a couple of people do this. a labour candidate for a seat in london firstly. a lot of people saying don't share boris's video, share her video because she was the first to do it. there is another video i've seen do it. there is another video i've seen which points to a little bit of free wheeling from the parties and leaders, just as we try to soak up the last votes in the dying hours of the last votes in the dying hours of the election. jeremy corbyn did a video on twitter and facebook last night in the form of mean tweets, thejimmy kimmel night in the form of mean tweets, the jimmy kimmel chat show night in the form of mean tweets, thejimmy kimmel chat show host, reading out the tweets he has
received in the last few months of campaigning. again, doing very well for labour party, 1.5 million views on twitter, 7000 on facebook. potentially we are seeing a shift in the tactics of the parties who are now thinking, right, what can we do? what risks can we take in order to get those last minute votes? ok, we will keep a close eye on it. thank you very much, joe. a quick look now at what you are reading and watching on the bbc news app. the most read story the news about the chilean military plane that has disappeared en route to antarctica over 38 people on board, 17 crew and the remainder passengers who were looking to help a military base, logistical support, provide logistical support, provide logistical support, provide logistical support to a base on antarctica's king george island. a search and rescue mission is under way. going down to the most watched, you saw our report from nick beek in
myanmar earlier, this is a longer report from him on aung san suu kyi, and how this peace icon, and nobel peace prize winner ended up at a genocide trial at the international court ofjustice in the hague. at number two, the story is doing well, it is about stockton in california where the local authorities have introduced a scheme which gives all residents earning less than the average income and additional income of $500, around £380 a month, it is called the stockton economic empowerment demonstration. and this video is asking whether that model might work throughout the usa. that is it for today's is a kiss—mac morning briefing. and for a full round up let's go to the bbc sport centre. good morning. arsenal finally have their first win in ten games. they came from behind to beat west ham 3—1, which will come as a huge relief to interim manager freddie ljungberg as patrick geary reports.
muddled, bubbles, toil and trouble, worrying times for arsenal arriving at west ham without a win in nine, disoriented and about to be made easier still. west ham scored the first one. that seemed to sum it up. nothing was going the way arsenal intended. they stumbled relying on west ham's mercy. the next goal seemed a matter of time. it took around five minutes. amazingly it came at the other end. martinelli had started something remarkable, his strike released a forgotten energy. six minutes later, arsenal's clu b energy. six minutes later, arsenal's club record signing pepe scored the kind of goal he had promised and up until now rarely delivered. with hammerheads still spinning, he was aubameyang with the third. after weeks of gloom, nine minutes of glory, enough to shift the accounts for west ham and manuel pellegrini the night had got darker.
we have a lot to work on, a lot of things we can see that we need to get on the training pitch to fix but at least they've been under a lot of pressure for weeks and weeks but they haven't won. so, the mental strength to do that today away from home was a long time ago so really proud. well, ljungberg's happy, the fans are happy and mezut ozil is happy. he tweeted saying... and that win for arsenal features on all this morning's back pages. let's have a look at a few. the mirror headline is "pepe le phew!" making reference to the record £72 million arsenal paid for nicolas pepe. the guardian go with "freddie and the dreamers. ljungberg's arsenal turn on the style" they say. and the sun have fun with it, as you'd expect — "freddie stars ate my hammers"
the headline. probably one for older viewers. it's only six months since liverpool won the champions league — but they're in danger of going out at the group stage of this year's competition. they need a point away at red bull salzburg, if they want to be sure of making the last 16. it's a tight group, so a win would take them through as group leaders, but they cannot afford to slip up. we will fight in each challenge 100% but salzburg did it at anfield. we played well at the beginning but, then, we open the door for the game, they used it because they are talented, strong, steve is doing an incredible job. talented, strong, steve is doing an incrediblejob. so, it isjust a football game like it always is. chelsea also have work to do. they know a win tonight at home to lille will see them through. results go their way. manager frank lampard knows the significance of games like these.
i was fortunate enough to have big nights as a player, and those are the ones that stick in your mind so it is opportunities now for the team to consider the young boys to make a mark. it is good. i like the pressure of this game being knock out and we are talking about it. before going to do anything good here were going to have to have lots of these nights. and there's commentary on both games on bbc radio 5 live tonight. salzburg against liverpool kicks off at an earlier time of 5:55pm, with chelsea against lille at eight o'clock. now, there's been some criticism of the four—year ban given to russia by the world anti—doping agency, with many commentators saying it doesn't go far enough. russia will be banned from all major sporting competitions, after the state—sponsored doping scandal. but that doesn't cover events such as football's euros next year, when st petersburg will actually host one of the matches. and athletes who can prove they are clean will be able to compete under a neutral flag. so, they could yet appear at next
year's olympics in tokyo and the world cup in 2022. but wada believes they've taken strong action. what is very important for me in my opinion is we take this decision, wada takes this decision, all the members of the executive decision anonymously. i think this is a strong message to the sport family, to the sport space that strong message we never tolerate dopers, sheets and manipulators. rory mcilroy has admitted that there was a moral element as to why he turned down the offer to play in next month's european tour event in saudi arabia. the country's human rights record has been heavily criticised. and mcilroy has said that he just didn't want to go there, and he'd rather play in front of big golf fans in the united states. and, before we go, we loved this from the former world snooker champion mark williams who decided to mix up his practice routine.
not sure this new hybrid sport of golf and snooker will catch on. but we do now know that he has a fantastic pair of pyjama bottoms. that's all the sport, there's of course more on these stories on the bbc sport website. bye for now. thank you very much. an update for you in the developing story from the czech republic where a gunman has shot and killed six people, seriously wounded others in the city of ostrava. police now saying that the gunman has killed himself inside a car. obviously, a huge number of officers on the scene and a huge operation around that hospital. police tracking down a vehicle which
had fled the scene. this is another development on reports we heard from earlier saying that police had arrested someone earlier saying that police had arrested someone who they thought may be the suspect but now it seems that the gunman fled the hospital in a carand has that the gunman fled the hospital in a car and has subsequently shot himself after a police pursuit. that is the latest from this developing story from the czech republic, that shooting at a hospital. our correspondent in prague telling us a short while ago it is thought people we re short while ago it is thought people were shot in a waiting room and, indeed, in an operating theatre. and an update on the death toll from the volcanic eruption in new zealand. six people now confirmed dead, the official toll had been fired. six people now confirmed dead but police saying that toll will almost
certainly rise. they believe those who are still missing are unlikely to have survived. surveillance of the island has shown no further sign of life. of course, the new zealand prime minister saying there must be many questions asked as a result of this. at 9:49am, that is our top headline on bbc news. up to 13 people are now feared to have died after the volcanic eruption in new zealand. the country's prime minister says ‘questions must be asked' in a crucial day of campaigning, borisjohnson warns of a hung parliament if voters don't support the conservatives. labour meanwhile promise a " relentless focus" on the nhs if they win. campaigning is taking place amidst continued controversy over an image of a sick four—year—old boy who had to sleep on the floor of a hospital. the ethiopian prime minister abiy ahmed will today receive the laureate
of the nobel peace prize, in oslo. the prime minister won the coveted award for "his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation" and for his "decisive initiative" to end the long—running military stalemate with neighbouring eritrea. and we'rejoined now by dr awol allo, a specialist on human rights law, and an expert on ethiopia and the horn of africa, who nominated prime minister ahmed for the prize earlier this year. very good morning to you and thank you forjoining us. of course, prime minister abiy ahmed hadn't been in office for very long at all when you decided to nominate him for the nobel peace prize so why did you do that? i think it is precisely the fa ct that? i think it is precisely the fact that he is somebody new who came to the political landscape very recently, became prime minister, and managed to push through that peace deal with eritrea, something that most people thought was impossible. previous prime ministers reached out to eritrea basically saying we are
ready and committed to doing a deal with the eritrean government but he i think took the risks, showed courage, and made a deal between the two countries possible. it is partly i think two countries possible. it is partly ithinka two countries possible. it is partly i think a determination he has shown in terms of bringing peace between the two countries, but also work he has done in terms of bringing countries together in the horn of africa, work he has done in his own country, ethiopian, opening up the democratic space, releasing prisoners, a range of measures intended to widen the political space and build consensus in the countries. all of those things i think have inspired me to nominate him. so, this was january. and he had been in office for a matter of months. we are now at the end of the year. have his efforts borne fruit in the intervening months, do you
think? in terms of the rapprochement is with eritrea, there has been some positive steps. but, again, now we are seeing a slight slide back in terms of relations between the two countries because the border, for example, was closed again. that may not necessarily be a risk from my understanding. it is to do with eritrea's own internal concerns and suspicion because the government is extremely repressive. but i think at least now there is an opportunity for the two countries to work on some of the outstanding issues to move the countries forward. with this nomination from you and others i think you are saying you very much wa nt to i think you are saying you very much want to say that looking at who should win the nobel peace prize, it isn't a bad summer necessarily who has built up a body of work over many years but about someone who promises change. absolutely. the
criteria is very clear. the nobel peace prize is awarded to individuals, so an individual or a group who have done the most in the cause of peace in the preceding year. the work he has done in ethiopia and the horn of africa in particular with eritrea is i think one of those things that qualify him for the nobel peace prize. but i think in spite of everything he has done, i think the legacy of this prime minister is defined not by this peace prize but with what he has done with eritrea and how well he will be able to steer the ethiopian state forward. if ethiopia cannot move forward and transition to democracy with the prospect of peace with eritrea will be impossible. his legacy will not have the kind of profile it seems to have at the moment. ok, thank you very much for your time today.
christmas trees can be a controversial topic at this time of year, whether to get one or not. real orfake. or the decision to chop one down versus getting one in a pot that can be re—planted, all in the name of sustainability. a national park in the netherlands is encouraging people to come and help themselves to a free tree all in the name of the environment. rich preston has the story. the rangers in this park are desperate for you to come and take the trees away. so says the site. christmas market, cut your own tree. they will not charge you a penny. turn up, grab a saw and start cutting. that is because the scots pine is an invasive species here and is threatening to take over the natural heathland habitat. for example in this area we have several lizards, crickets, lichen, and they
are rare, they are on the european rare list, so when this area becomes a forest, all these rare species disappear. the rangers have been struggling to control the spread of the trees. they say transport fumes and over fertilisation of farmland has boosted nitrogen levels. the nitrogen has an effect of the growing of plants. at the same time, we saw that the total area with the forest becomes bigger. so, also, the influence from all the pine trees became much bigger. fortunately, at this time of year, there are plenty of people happy to help themselves toa of people happy to help themselves to a free christmas tree. and it has been made all the more easy knowing
they are also helping the local habitat. it isn't a complete free for all, however. trees are limited to one per visitor. the last one was a little bijou tree. just a brief line of breaking news for you on the uk economy, the office for national statistics says the uk economy failed to expand in october as official figures revealed zero a month on month growth. those are the lines from the ons. more coming up on bbc news. now, time for the weather. we have some pretty wet and windy weather today. there is a deep area of low pressure to the south of iceland bringing some really heavy snowfall and some hurricane force winds in iceland today. you can see this mass of cloud linked into that area of low pressure which will bring us some severe gales at times
and also some heavy rain as it moves further eastwards so it could cause some disruption to travel into the afternoon. you can see that rainfall spreading its way eventually into east anglia and the south—east of england, and quite patchy at this stage. further north and west, the rain turns heavier and you notice we have this line here of green which isa have this line here of green which is a squall line, giving intense rain, strong winds for a time by generally speaking quite widely across northern areas we will see gusts of 50—60 miles an hour, maybe even up to 75 miles an hour today. temperature wise, 9—12. it will turn chillierfrom the temperature wise, 9—12. it will turn chillier from the north as the day goes on. that heavy rain will move south—east tonight with claire bob spells with showers moving on. it will turn chilly tonight with temperatures down to 36 with a touch of frost in rural areas of scotland and cold enough for wednesday to bring us on snow over high ground. you can see where the warm air is
coming from, wrapped around the area of low pressure. it'll feel much chillier. there will be some gales, still, affecting the far north of scotland. those shells coming in across western areas drifting eastward. i mention some of those showers would be wintry over scotland, and temperatures tomorrow lower than today for many of us. 57 or eight. into thursday, another weather system developing and slowly moving its way across the uk bringing us some rain mainly across northern ireland through wales and into southern areas of england but also with a bit of snow. many over the high grounds of the pennines and scotla nd the high grounds of the pennines and scotland throughout thursday. that rain will spread in the south with a strengthening wind with gales late in the day. temperatures in the south, 9—11, but staying chilly further north and east as temperatures go down to fairly low
hello, it's tuesday, it's ten o'clock, i'm victoria derbyshire. labour leaderjeremy corbyn says this picture of a four—year—old boy lying on a hospitalfloor shows the state of the nhs as his party pledges a "relentless focus" on the health service if it wins power. it is obviously awful for that little boy and the family, the way they retreated, but it does say something about our nhs when this happened and all research shows there is a very large number of hospitals where patients are at risk because of staff shortages, because of the lack of equipment, because of poor maintenance hospital buildings. the health secretary, matthew hancock, apologised yesterday. we will talk to labour's shadow health secretary today.