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unnecessarily. the un says parts of idlib province in syria are almost deserted, where nearly 250,000 people have fled from a government offensive. hello and welcome to bbc news. i'm james reynolds. a passenger plane has crashed in kazakhstan, the united nations estimates killing 12 people. that nearly a quarter—of—a—million most of the 100 people people have fled syria's idlib on board survived. province in the past three weeks. the government and russian in india, protests are continuing forces are intensifying over the country's new citizenship their attacks on what is the rebels‘ last stronghold. law, which grants amnesty to illegal migrants from three countries, the un says the maaret al—numan but only non—muslim ones. region is now almost empty, as the bbc‘s tim allman reports. since it was passed, more than 20 people have died in clashes. most of them were from the northern state of uttar pradesh. the bbc‘s india correspondent before the war, more than 50,000 yogita limaye reports from there. in kanpur, a policeman appears people lived and worked and thrived to fire a gun at protesters
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who were throwing stones. here but now it looks more like a ghost town. the street is almost in muzaffarnagar, those empty, the houses deserted. convoys demonstrating are beaten. of cars and vans and lorries even an older man. sneaking out of this town and others like it, as the people of idlib flea in meerut, police break cctv cameras mounted on shops in a muslim locality. for their lives. from the end of april to the end of august, more nearly a week since clashes broke than 5000 people displays. the out in the state of uttar pradesh latest displacement figure comes on over india's new citizenship law, videos have been emerging top of that so what we have is one that raise serious questions about police behaviour against muslim protesters. crisis compounding another. these shouting are desperate times, people taken gunshot what they can, what few possessions 19 have died in the state — they are able to carry with them. all civilians. many have fled north, heading to most had bullet injuries, refugee camps like this one, near like mohammed mohsin. the border with turkey. it is safer his mother says he wasn't part of the protests, here but these people have lost but had gone out to buy fodder everything. each and every day is a when he was shot in the chest. struggle. translation: a lot of the 28—year—old was bombs targeted us and we did not the father of this baby. know where to go. we were searching
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for a know where to go. we were searching fora carto take know where to go. we were searching for a car to take us away. we got out in the cold and rainy weather. "we wantjustice, the police killed my son", she told me. we came here and they told us they "who will care for his children now?" would help us. now we are living in police say they didn't open fire. tents. we cannot live like this. they claim that some among syrian government forces, backed by russia, have been bombarding idlib the protesters had guns. but that's not all security forces trying to win back control from the are being accused of. rebels. the last pockets of resista nce rebels. the last pockets of resistance in a war that has been i went to one of the homes allegedly raging for nearly nine years. these vandalised by the police refugees, desperate for peace, and in the dead of the night. in room after room, hardly the chance to return home. anything left unbroken. there was jewellery in this box tim allman, bbc news and cash in the tin — dozens of passengers have survived it was all stolen, i'm told. a plane crash in kazakhstan. it happened in heavy fog, shortly after the flight took off from the city of almaty. the khazak company, bek air, operated the plane, "there were many policemen and some which was en route to the capital people in plain clothes." nur—sultan, with 100 passengers "they told us to go from here and crew on board. and that our house would soon 12 people lost their lives. sarah rainsford reports. rescued from the wreckage, become theirs," she says. a baby boy is rushed to safety. "so what if i am a muslim?"
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he was discovered in the arms of his injured mother after their flight crash landed. "don't i have a right moments after take—off, to live in india?" the plane had rammed intoa building. it broke into pieces on impact. in every locality, we were told but there were survivors. of homes that had been ransacked. many here see the police action — and some even walked and the law — as part of the ruling party's hindu nationalist agenda. away from this unharmed. the government insist that i was sitting next indian muslims won't be affected to an emergency exit. by the new citizenship rules and it just hours later, aslan nazaraliyev managed to tell me what happened. has blamed protesters for the violence. he'd posted this photo on social media, showing his seat on the flight from almaty. translation: there were 50,000 he thinks most in front of him people on the streets, throwing stones, shooting, setting things on fire. were badly hurt or killed. the police had to respond. the plane starts swaying, like a boat. and to catch miscreants, they had very intensively. to go inside people's homes. things break sometimes in a scuffle. everybody starts screaming, kids are crying. and the lights were on in the plane but there was no sound, what they've witnessed over the past two weeks has left many from the muslim there was no instructions community here worried from the crew. about what kind of future there was only the sound of people they're facing in india. panicking in the plane. the government is trying to allay
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the businessman says it fears about the new citizenship law, took at least 15 minutes for rescuers to arrive. but even before that's implemented, the handling of the protests has already had a tangible so he and other survivors began impact on the ground. pulling people to safety. religious polarisation has deepened. it was dark, at the same time. we were lighting with cellphone many areas of the state are now lights, so helping out each other. so all of the guys were trying a tinderbox of fear and anger. to take out people. yogita limaye, bbc because there was a high risk of fire. news, uttar pradesh. what were you thinking firefighters in australia are bracing themselves for more when this was happening? extreme heat as they continue to tackle uncontrolled i was thinking about my family. bushfires. yeah, that's only temperatures above a0 degrees celsius are expected what i was thinking. in several bushfire—affected states including new south wales, south australia and victoria in the coming days. and helping people, that a fire should not kill who survived. deadly bushfires have destroyed more the plane was a fokker 100 operated than 4 million hectares by the low—cost carrier, bek air. its entire fleet has in five australian states since september. now been grounded, courtney bembridge reports. while the crash is investigated. almost 3,000 firefighters have been kazakhstan‘s government says working around the clock, the plane's tail hit the runway twice during take off. since the bushfire crisis started in september. many of them are volunteers who've
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given up their christmas break to try to contain the fires the flight had barely got and to save homes. off the ground, before it came crashing back down, sporadic rain over parts of eastern with terrible consequences australia has done little that could have been even worse. sarah rainsford, bbc news, moscow. to help extinguish the flames, but firefighters have taken advantage of cooler temperatures a british mother, who lost her in recent days to try husband and two children, and contain fire fronts. in an accident at a spanish but the cool change won't last long. resort, on christmas eve, this is the forecast for monday, temperatures building up says she is "utterly heartbroken" to 38 celsius or higher across but alleges something was wrong with the pool where they died. most of the country. so that's going to in a statement, olubunmi diya said that, elevate fire dangers, contrary to some media reports, her husband, gabriel, daughter, comfort, and we know the winds are going to and son, praise—emmanuel, all knew how to swim. start turning around to the west and the north—west, which is why so much work has been going on, the three of them died at club la costa world, over this last week, in fuengirola, while conditions are more mild. on spain's costa del sol. the crucial work involves strengthening containment lines police believe a man, to stop the fire spreading. who was shot dead outside his home and controlled backburning of dry in south west london on christmas eve, may have been involved in criminality in sweden. grass, which acts as a fire fuel. 36 year—old flamur beqiri was attacked in front of his wife and young child in battersea that's seen as a last resort, on tuesday evening. an indication of how desperate the situation is getting. ian williams reports. in new south wales, there are more than 100 fires burning,
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a family home, ready for christmas. the largest to the west of sydney. fires are also burning now the scene of a potential across south australia. revenge killing. in parts of the state, temperatures flamur beqiri moved to the uk from sweden sometime rose above a0 degrees celsius, in the last five years. marking the start of a new wave he had been out with his wife of heat in the continent's south. and child on christmas eve, as they returned to home over the past two weeks, hundreds to battersea church road of people in south australia around 9pm, a lone suspect have needed medical attention shot him multiple times. for heat—related illnesses. one of the neighbours that i spoke to described hearing the gunshots look out for the signs and symptoms from inside her own that are generally associated home as being surreal. another said they were evenly spaced out. with dehydration, and they include we think that a young lady, headaches, nausea, vomiting, who identified herself as a nurse, dizziness, and ultimately, tried to give mr beqiri potentially, collapse. authorities in new south wales first aid at the scene are also worried about protecting for a while the attacker fled on foot towards water infrastructure, battersea bridge road. which could be damaged or contaminated by ash, when you hear shots like that, you think, well, the first including the warragamba dam, thing that comes to mind is there is going which supplies the majority to be more shooting. of sydney's water, a city home to 5 million residents. what that means, when it rains again, what sort of run—off will there be? what sort of siltation an exchange of fire, will there be? ash soil, all of that stuff but it was just a number of shots getting into the waterways. and itjust stopped dead. the situation is also the met have confirmed affecting tourism. they are working with swedish police visitors to a famous rock formation on the investigation in the blue mountains took to understand what, if any, incidents might have led someone to seek retribution photographs in front of the sign,
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against mr beqiri. after the real thing reports in the swedish media was obscured by smoke. suggest the 36—year—old, i've always wanted to see a swedish national of albanian the blue mountains, heritage, was briefly on the most wanted list so it's such a shame that, in his home country in 2008. when we came, it looks like this. a bit disappointed. he hasn't been seen for, we came into sydney or hasn't been seen as active and the first couple of days, for several years, but that there was a lot of smoke doesn't go to prove and smoke haze. that he has not been active. it made us cough a little bit, we've heard his name on the grapevine. we have intelligence especially at night. about him, but, again, i mean, i was a bit surprised trade is way, way down. that it was him that was shot. i'm doing about a third there have now been more than 145 of what i would normally do at this time of year. i think that's the same for everyone. this is usually the busiest time of year for australia's murders in london this year. tourism industry. and despite the hot conditions and smoke in sydney, more than1 million people a man has survived for five are expected to attend hours after being buried the famous fireworks by an avalance in the display for new year's eve. courtney bembridge, bbc news. austrian mountains. it happened at a ski resort in the state of styria, near grobming. shaun hassett has more. chile's president sebastian pinera has set a referendum for the 26 the rescuers seen in this photo of april, to decide are calling it a christmas miracle. whether or not the country's they were able to save a man constitution should be changed. he's agreed to the vote after more who spent five hours buried beneath
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a metre of snow. than two months of anti—government protests, which have police were contacted in the early taken their toll on the economy evening on christmas day and on chile's reputation when 26—year—old as one of latin america's did not from skiing. most stable nations. here's the bbc‘s cecilia barria. when the 26—year—old a warning, her report did not from skiing. contains distressing images. it took two hours to find him. sirens translation: we sent small groups to search all areas. weeks of violence have we then found the avalanche, scarred santiago. and then we started to search the main square is called in detail and we quickly hit him. they were able to find him ground zero, by picking up electromagnetic the metro system is burnt signals from an emergency and the human cost of transceiver worn on his body. but that was no guarantee this crisis is clear. he would still be alive. translation: we can't go out on the streets so i come home crying. it seems he had quite i live a block away a large hole for breathing, from the main square and this was his luck. and see the destruction at night. it's dark, there's no lights, otherwise he would not have it's terrible. graffiti is used to express anger. been able to survive. rescue teams in the area say surviving for five hours under an avalanche only happens people feel the police once every 20 years. the 26—year—old was taken are targeting them but many, to hospital with hypothermia, but had no injuries and has like this young man, are scared to show their face and speak out. now been discharged. he is not the only person to survive translation: they grabbed me and squeezed my testicles. another lunch this week. i was punched in on thursday rescue teams freed
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several people from the snow at a swiss ski resort. the face and kicked. two of them suffered minor injuries. they beat me with the — i don't know if it was gun handle. the president of the uk but i was beaten by many supreme court, lady hale, members of the police. this is the home of daniel. who retires next month, has warned that the lack of access to legal services for those he's one more than 100 protesters people who most need them who have been blinded by security forces. is a serious problem. she's been talking to our legal correspondent, clive coleman. she reflected on the momentous day in september, when the court ruled that the prime minister had acted unlawfully in advising the queen to suspend parliament. he is telling me hejoined the protests a week ago. he believes he was targeted by security forces and he was hit by a tear gas canister. right now he cannot work it was a case of massive legal, and he has lost his eye. constitutional and political translation: we looked away and covered our eyes significance. the prime minister is so we would not get shot. then i stood up and looked advice to her majesty was unlawful, towards the policeman, and i felt it hit me. void and of no effect. the supreme he shot right at my eye. they no longer shoot to warn you court ruling that the prime minister's advised of the queen to suspend parliament in weeks leading but to hurt you. up suspend parliament in weeks leading up to the brexit deadline was unlawful. now, the president of the court is retiring. a time to look the financial cost
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back on that momentous day. there is also taking a toll. was aghast in the courtroom when i said it was the unanimous decision the unrest has already cost businesses more than $1.5 billion. of us all, all 11 justices. but time many have closed and those who have also for lady hale to reflect on the escaped the looting, are struggling. carlos is the third generation removal of legal aid in 2013 from a of his family to run this shop. it has been open since 1935 and has raft of areas, including debt, survived hard times before, housing and most family cases. most but he thinks it may people need legal services at the be hard to continue. beginning of a difficulty and if they have them then, it will be translation: economically, sorted out and you will not have to go anywhere near a court or will not things are terrible. have the house repossessed because it's just like a war. somebody has managed to find a solution to the problem at an at this point, i have a lot earlier stage and it is that lack of of staff working for me, initial advice and help which raises but i think it will be too complicated for me to keep them. serious difficulties. when you are while the authorities try to return separating as a couple, you're being the country back to normal, taken emotionally and financially, many people would think that it's clear chile has changed actually it is at that point the and there may be no turning back. state should be there. it is cecilia barria, unreasonable to expect a
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husband—and—wife or a mother and bbc news, santiago, chile. father, who are in crisis into their household names from the worlds personal relationship, to make their own arrangements without help. the of showbiz, sport and politics have government says it is improving early legal support to reduce the been recognised in the number of people going to court new year honours list. the singer olivia newton—john, has been made a dame. four members of england's world cup winning cricket team, including captain ben stokes, have been recognised, as has sir eltonjohn. lizo mzimba reports. # you're the one i want!# olivia newton—john says she's honoured and grateful to be made a dame for services to charity, cancer research and entertainment. a damehood too for floella benjamin, for her lifelong work with children's charities. absolutely amazing to be recognised this way, for doing charity work. i realised that a childhood lasts a lifetime, and i had to give back to children. because when i did play school, 43 years ago, i realised children didn't have a voice. there are knighthoods for two british film—makers, steve mcqueen, who directed the oscar—winning
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12 years a slave, and sam mendes, who directed bond films skyfall and spectre. in the world of sport, eoin morgan, who captained england to victory in the cricket world cup, becomes a cbe, ben stokes an obe, jos buttler and joe root become mbes. an mbe too for england star jill scott, for services to women's football. yeah, jjust feels really surreal. i think obviously it's been a great journey for women's football, from the time that i started playing to now. and to see the recognition that women's football's now getting, it's very pleasing. # love is like a butterfly...# in the world of entertainment, butterflies star wendy craig becomes a cbe. and singer billy ocean, an mbe. # when the going gets tough, the tough get going...# of course, the vast majority of those who will come
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here to buckingham palace or the other royal residences to receive their honours aren't those in the public eye, they're individuals who have done something special for their community or for their country. thank you, darling. people like d—day veteran harry billinge, who becomes an mbe in recognition of his charity fundraising work. and yewande akinola, an engineer who works to encourage girls to enter the world of engineering. it's a big deal to me. it really feels great to be recognised for, i guess, my passion in encouraging young girls to see engineering as a career option. just a few of many honoured for trying to change the lives of those around them. lizo mzimba, bbc news. let's have a look at the weather with ben rich. hello there. saturday morning is getting off to a mild but rather cloudy and murky start in many parts of the uk. it's going to stay mild throughout the weekend.
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in fact, by sunday some spots could get up to 1a or 15 degrees. it should slowly turn a little brighter as well. but there'll always be some rain at times towards the north—west. this is the earlier satellite picture. and what we've had is a moist south—westerly flow across the british isles, bringing a lot of cloud, some mist, some murk, some drizzle, and the thicker cloud up to the north—west associated with this waving frontal system here which will continue to feed rain into parts of northern ireland and scotland through the day ahead. so, this is how saturday's weather shapes up. across england and wales, yes, a lot of cloud, mist and murk to start. the odd spot of drizzle but basically a dry day. i am hopeful that cloud will break up to some extent, especially across north wales, and north—east england. rain will feed into parts of northern ireland, some very heavy rain across western scotland, but for the north—east of scotland, with some shelter from the mountains, well here has a fighting chance of seeing some brightness. on the moray coast we could see
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temperatures up to 13 degrees. but generally speaking, 10, 11 or 12. that is above where we should be at this time of year. now, during saturday night it stays wet for a time across the west and north of scotland. further south, northern ireland, england and wales, predominantly cloudy, but an increasing chance of seeing some breaks in that cloud by the end of the night. it's going to be another mild night as well, temperatures typically between 7 and 10 degrees. and some really mild air is heading away on sunday. this plume of orange here on the chart is heading towards the north—west of the country and that is where we will see the highest temperatures. but at the same time, hopefully we will start to tap into this drier air to the south which will allow us to break the cloud up a little bit and give us a bit more brightness. sunday, still lots of cloud around, you can see some holes appearing in that cloud. there is a chance of some spells of sunshine across england and northern wales. a bit of rain to the far north—west, where it also stays breezy. look at the temperatures. the north coast of northern ireland, the north—east coast of scotland, 1a or 15 degrees.
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it will turn a little bit cooler as we head into the start of next week and indeed the final couple of days of 2019, particularly in northern areas. those temperatures back down into single digits, closer to where they should be this time of year. and further south, after a very mild monday, it will turn a bit cooler as we get into tuesday. and tuesday night, if you are celebrating on new year's eve, it should stay mostly dry. it will be fairly chilly and there could be some patchy fog.
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this is bbc news, the headlines: the united nations says nearly a quarter of a million people have been forced from their homes this month because of fierce fighting in idlib province in syria. the town of marat al—numan is reported to be all but deserted and the main highway heading north has been packed with vehicles.
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dozens of passengers have survived a plane crash in kazakhstan in which 12 people lost their lives. the crash took place in heavy fog, although the cause isn't yet known. the khazak company bek air operated the plane, and it crashed shortly after taking off from kazakhstan's largest city almaty. australia is bracing itself for another heatwave that could escalate conditions for bushfires across the country. temperatures of over a0 degrees celsius are expected in several states. there are more than 100 fires burning, with the largest to the west of sydney. now on bbc news, this year's click live show comes from the v&a in dundee — we hear about the region's pivotal role in video games, plus a visit from nasa who show us their latest robots. that was great. we just did a stager
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through which is about three hours behind schedule. hopefully it will all work out in the end when we go live at five o'clock. no pressure. fingers crossed. it
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