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you're watching bbc news at 9 with me, annita mcveigh. the headlines: a british teenager is given a four—month suspended sentence after being found guilty of lying about gang—rape in cyprus. her lawyer says she'll appeal the conviction. hundreds of thousands of people gather in the iranian city of kerman for the burial of general qasem suleimani. america denies it will start pulling troops out of iraq, after a letterfrom a us general there suggested a withdrawal. the shadow business secretary, rebecca long—bailey, joins the race to become the next labour leader. joker leads the bafta film nominations, with 11 nods. and in the fa cup, arsenal beat the championship leaders leeds united 1—0 at the emirates.
good morning and welcome to the bbc news at 9. the british teenager who was convicted of lying about being raped bya group convicted of lying about being raped by a group of israeli men in cyprus has been given a four month suspended sentence, meaning she is now free to return to the uk. her lawyer told the bbc there was huge relief she was being allowed to go home, but confirmed she would appeal her conviction. the 19—year—old was found guilty after she retracted her original statement alleging she had been attacked by 12 men in ayia napa. she says she was coerced into changing his story. our correspondentjohn maguire was at
court in cyprus and a short time ago spoke to her lawyer, louis power, about the sentence. we are delighted, of course. we came to court with trepidation, notjust because of the damaging effect of the conviction, not knowing whether, in fact, it would be immediate custody or, in fact, a suspended sentence, so we are pleased she is going home. tell us a little bit about her, her mother previously told the bbc she has been diagnosed with post—traumatic stress disorder, how have the last several months been for her and her family? it has been a very traumatic ordeal, effectively she has had to wait six months, she has had several adjournments terms of the trial of this matter, preliminary legal matters. she was in custody —— mega she was in custody -- mega she was in court for about four and a half weeks in prison, then she had an fairly stringent bail conditions.
it is a relief she is going home. while we are delighted with the sentence, we will be appealing the conviction, we will be seeking an expedited appeal to the supreme court of cyprus and we also will consider going to the european court of human rights. the case is not finished by any means. has she been aware of the amount of support? there are lots of people, campaigners notjust from cyprus but the uk and israel and very vociferous at the sentencing. she has been completely aware of all the international support, she has had well—wishers from around the world, particularly israel, who were concerned about her plight and her treatment and concerned as to whether she was actually getting justice. we feel we have had justice today in terms of the sentence but we do not feel we have had justice in terms of how the trial progressed, the manner in which it was conducted, the initial police investigation and the fact that we say she did not
receive a fair trial. we had not quite an intervention but some comments from the foreign secretary on the weekend urging leniency, if you like. do you think any of those behind—the—scenes negotiations have made a difference? we know the foreign office has intervened in the last week and we applaud that. we know dominic raab has spoken to his counterparts in the cypriot government, we know he has found the cypriot president, we know he has made very clear comments. “ we — — we know —— we know he telephoned the cypriot president. he said on the andrew marr show last week that he made his position crystal clear to the cypriot government, so we think the pressure that has been brought to bear has had some influence, although of course we cannot comment on the political nature of this case. joining me now is our correspondent gavin lee,who is in cyprus for us. we heard from the teenager's eca
short while ago. do we expect any further statements from those involved in the case? —— they teenager's qc a short time ago. we heard from the qc that they will ta ke heard from the qc that they will take the course further. —— take the case further. she is still guilty, there is no change to that, she goes home found guilty, seem to be making up home found guilty, seem to be making upa claim home found guilty, seem to be making up a claim she was raped by 12 israeli goods in a hotel in ayia napa last year. at the same time the legal team say once they have got home they will work out how to push the case to the cypriot supreme court, there is a backlog of cases and it will probably take several months. if that is exhausted they will seek the european court of human rights. they were pretty exceptional scenes this morning when the 19—year—old arrived by car. she got out, herface the 19—year—old arrived by car. she got out, her face covered with clothing, there were about 120 activists supporting her, about 65
from israel, saying they were sick of what seem to be celebrating patriarchal headline supporting the 12 youths and not even questioning that might be doubts about the case for the girl, cypriot activists also shouted, we believe you. the sentencing took about 30 minutes, it is worth noting that in giving her this four month sentence, suspended for three years, and a legal fee of 140 euros, he was taking into account her age, her emotional state, we heard a moment ago the mother has been talking about how she has post—traumatic stress, she has been sleeping up to 20 hours a day and suffers from hallucinations if she hears loud voices in foreign language. thejudge if she hears loud voices in foreign language. the judge said if she hears loud voices in foreign language. thejudge said he if she hears loud voices in foreign language. the judge said he takes that into account but says it is nothing to do with doubt over her guilt, the tacit implication, given the international attention on this, including by the foreign secretary dominic raab, and whether this was a
child. thank you, gavin lee. google —— whether this was a child. we are joined by the director of the mediterranean institute of gender studies. thank you for your time. the question of whether the teenager had a trial is very much in your mind? we feel that not only did she not get a fair trial but we feel her rights were not upheld from the moment she reported the rape back in july. she was not provided with special support services, number one. we know that some support was provided, but too little, too late. as has been reported, her admission, a claim, was made into police
pressure, not under the right conditions, without a lawyer or interpreter present, so we believe her because we cannot accept her retraction, given that it was given under those conditions. would you agree with commentators today, some of whom are saying a suspended sentence is not justice of whom are saying a suspended sentence is notjustice for a woman who should not have been on trial in the first place? there should not have been a trial, we said as much, we appealed along with another ten organisations a month ago, in september, if i'm not mistaken, asking the attorney general to drop the case because it was not in the public interest to pursue edge, also taking into account her young age, her psychological state and the questions around the conditions under which she retracted the rape claim. that appeal was ignored, of
course, and the justice system felt they needed to make an example of her and pursue the case in the full extent of the law. we feel they should never have gone to trial in the first place. reading some comments you have made on your organisation's twitter feed in advance of today, i think you commented along the lines of that there has not been a strong culture of protest in cyprus, yet we saw a huge amount of protest around this case and certainly this morning outside court. do you think that will bring about any changes to the justice system? that is our hope, we have campaigned for many years, there is not a culture of protest in cyprus, this year has change that, this is not the first high—profile case of violence against women in cyprus this year, we had a serial killer that killed five women and
two girls, it was revealed, earlier this year. it has been revealed, if you like, how broken our criminal justice system is. i am speaking very broadly in terms of police response to violence against women, the social services response to that, the lack of specialist services. it is very heartening to see how this has ignited women's rights campaigners and activists and ignited a women's rights movement if you like, focusing on this issue. i really feel that this will not go away, we will not be silenced, hopefully this will put sufficient pressure on the government, particularly the ministry of justice, which is the relevant ministry in charge of policy around
this area and is certainly the releva nt this area and is certainly the relevant ministry with authority under which the police operate, that there will be a wide—ranging reviewa ble there will be a wide—ranging reviewable police protocols and procedures around responses to violence against women. susana pavlou, thank you very much, from the mediterranean institute of gender studies. the iranian general killed in a us air strike in iraq will be laid to rest in his hometown of kerman today, following a four day funeral procession. huge crowds have been following the coffin of general qasem soleimani, whose death has sparked concerns of wider conflict, amid rising tensions between america and iran. let's speak to our middle east correspondent lina sinjab, who is in beirut. hello. as we witness yet another day with vast numbers of people virtue protest the killing of qasem suleimani and ascend his burial, one
wonders at what point the sentiment turns from a focus on mourning to a focus on pressure for the revenge that iran (inaudible). it isa that iran (inaudible). it is a joint moment of expressing their condolences to someone they regard as a leader, as a hero, someone who has shaped their presence in the region, but also a moment of mobilising support to express the anger among the shia community within iran, to send a message to the world, especially the united states, who conducted this assassination, to say we are here to ta ke assassination, to say we are here to take revenge and will not stay silent. 0f take revenge and will not stay silent. of course, as a man highly regarded among his followers inside iran, he is seen in the region, apart from the shia community that
worked for him under his own agenda, asa worked for him under his own agenda, as a war worked for him under his own agenda, asa warcriminalwho worked for him under his own agenda, as a war criminal who destabilised the region with a sectarian shia agenda which has only served to run‘s interest, and responsible for the killing of hundreds of civilians, certainly the case in syria and iraq. tell us more about what specifically is happening in his hometown? it is the last day of three days morning in iran that started in one city, now we are seeing it here in his hometown. it is the last day of mourning and the day where he will be buried. this is his hometown and the last day where we will see the mass number of people in condolences, and as you
just mentioned, the focus will turn by the leadership and probably by the popular support, not only in iran but across the region from the shia community, to focus on what next to take revenge and to respond to this loss. thank you for that update, lina sinjab in beirut. the shadow business secretary, rebecca long—bailey, has joined the race to become the next labour leader. there are now six candidates in the running — who must win nominations from their fellow mps and gain the support of trade unions before a postal ballot of labour party members. the winner will be announced at a special conference on the 4th of april. let's get more from our assistant political editor norman smith. as expected, rebecca long—bailey is in the race. what would you say are her strengths and weaknesses? her big plus from her point of view is
presenting herself as the carrier corbyn candidate, no big surprise, she has long been a stillwater camp corbyn, she has been ultra—loyal to him in the shadow cabinet, in the nec and her launch article in the tribune newspaper overnight, she makes absolutely clear that she stands by the corbyn policy is that the party put before the electorate in the election, she says not only did she truly believe in them, she helped to write many of them. interestingly, any subsequent interview she did on the bbc, she has a slightly more nuanced approach, acknowledging that brexit hand the party in the election, she concedes on anti—semitism and says that behind—the—scenes she was pressing for tougher action on anti—semitism, but it is clear she is pitching herself to those labour party members who want to carry on with the corbyn project, and this
morning she clearly set out her support for the labour libre. jeremy suffered and precedented levels of criticism under attack against his owi'i criticism under attack against his own personal character, and was very resilient throughout. i supported jeremy and still support him because i felt he was the right man with the right moral integrity to lead the party. he lost catastrophically, doesn't accept responsibility? yes, and any leader who leads us to a general election defeat needs to ta ke general election defeat needs to take ultimate responsibility, but he also set out a radical platform for policy development which involve the grassroots in the trade unions and developed some of the most exciting and innovative policies we have seen ina and innovative policies we have seen in a generation and i think he will go down in history as being is remembered as the leader who did that. are already pretty packed feel to be chosen from, but could anyone else yet themselves forward?” to be chosen from, but could anyone else yet themselves forward? i don't
think so, we have that that has sticks for labour mps tonight at 6pm, so time is really taking time, there have been a few other names mentioned, david lammy has suggested he might go for it, we have the six who will be in eight and rebecca long—bailey will be if not the frontrunner certainly one of them, because she can count on the support of the corbyn machine, she will get the backing of the momentum grassroots, she will probably get lots of support from the big unions including, crucially, unite, so she has the organisation and the money, she is a woman which, for lots of labour party members, they think is important in the next labour leader, and crucially she comes from the north, she is not a london labour mp, all of those are big pluses for her, so she could quite easily become the next labour leader. i think the difficulty is what is also
her strength, she is seen asjeremy corbyn‘s person, both a strength and weakness, and for many labour figures i think they will take the view that we tried corbynism, it did not work, do we really want to carry on? that is the hurdle she has to get over, she has to explain why continue with the corbyn project, albeit explaining its a bit more articulately with a bit more of a smile on herface, should prove any more successful at the next election than at the last. norman, thank you. the headlines on bbc news... a british teenager is given a four—month suspended sentence after being found guilty of lying about gang—rape in cyprus. her lawyer says she'll appeal the conviction. hundreds of thousands of people gather in the iranian city of kerman for the burial of general qasim soleimani. the shadow business secretary, rebecca long—bailey, joins the race to become the next labour leader.
and coming up... joker tops the list with 11 bafta nods, but there's controversy over the lack of diversity in the nominations. in in the nominations. sports, england had taken an early in sports, england had taken an early wicket on the final day of the second test against south africa in cape town. they now need seven wickets to win the match. arsenal needed a rocket from bus mikel arteta to spin them to life in their fa cup tie against leeds, nelson's second—half goal sent them into the fourth round. 0rganisers of the australian open say they do not expect any delays to the start of the tournament, despite the ongoing bushfires. reigning men's champion novak djokovic had suggested the starch could be delayed because of the air quality in melbourne. more on all of those stories are just after half past. see you then. more
on the fallout of the us because my killing of leading military commander qasem suleimani in baghdad at the weekend. the pentagon has been forced to deny that american forces will be leaving iraq, after the leak of a letter that suggested that troops would be moved. it follows a vote in the iraqi parliament calling for the withdrawal of foreign forces from the country — gareth barlow has more. helicopters fly over baghdad as the united states insists its forces will remain in iraq. washington has been forced to deny that this draft letter written by a senior us army general suggests american troops are withdrawing from the country. in it, brigadeer general william seely writes: as requested by the iraqi parliament and the prime minister, we will be repositioning forces over the course of the coming days and weeks. coalition forces are required to take certain measures to ensure that the movement out of iraq is conducted in a safe and efficient manner. we will conduct these operations
during hours of darkeness to help alleviate any perception that we may be brining more coalition forces into the 12. iraqi mps have called on american troops to leave and us government officials acknowledge the letter is genuine, but says it explains the us is moving troops out of the capital to provide protection elsewhere and isn't withdrawing. the defence secretary mark esper said the letter was inconsistent with us policy. with regard to that letter which i've read once, —— with regard to that letter which i've read once, i can't tell you the voracity of the letter, i can tell you what i read. that letter is inconsistent with where we are right now. the clamour for clarity comes amid the fallout from america's killing of iran's top military commander qasem soleimani as he visited the iraqi capital. thousands of mourners have gathered for his burial in his home town, kerman in south—eastern iran. qasem soleimani was the brains and brawn behind iran's
policies in the middle east, tasked with protecting and boosting tehran‘s influence in the region. in death, as in life, he inspires fervent passions and his impact on the world is far from over. gareth barlow, bbc news. as we've been hearing, huge numbers of mourners in iran are gathering to pay their final respects to qasem soleimani, ahead of his burial. let's take a look now at live pictures from qasem soleimani's hometown of kerman, where he'll be buried today. that comes at the end of a period of several days of mourning. questions about what happens next in response to the killing. dr sanam vakil is deputy head of the middle east and north africa programme, and leads the iran forum at chatham house. you are very welcome, thank you for
coming to talk to us. how do you think the iranians leadership is positioning itself to follow on from this period of mourning and the burial, to respond in the way they have talked about when you look at the national sentiment stirred by the national sentiment stirred by the assassination? i think the killing of qasem suleimani has been seized as an opportunity for the islamic republic right now. not even two months ago, there was a brutal crackdown in iran, protests, they shut off the internet for almost a week, and the killing of qasem suleimani allows them to shift the message, it has mobilised what appears to be millions of people onto the streets of around so they will try to drag out this imagery and the symbolism as long as humanly possible. you have written there may well be both direct and indirect proxy attacks. how will they
calibrate the decision—making process , calibrate the decision—making process, if you like, and how they should respond, given the importance of qasem suleimani to run? they made it very clear they would seek vengeance, it very clear they would seek vengeance, that agent think they had so many options on the table, even though they want to appear that they do. their opportunity is to attack quite directly. in iraq they can engage with american military personnel, installations, there is an american military presence throughout the persian gulf under the number of arab gulf countries. we can only project based on past behaviour, i think the reigning government will be quite careful, coy and strategic because they will not have too much time to make m ista kes not have too much time to make mistakes and they know that whatever they do will invite a response from washington. how much room there in this for diplomacy and terms of the effort to try to prevent the spread
of instability, because you have a number of countries, the uk included, trying to speak to both iran and the us and appealed for calm? this is where multilateral diplomacy will really be needed, above all. i think around's objective to prevent a high—level escalation at this point is to tra nsfer escalation at this point is to transfer the cost of instability to the region and to really pressure europe, which is feeling very anxious, including the united kingdom, to appeal for calm anxious, including the united kingdom, to appealfor calm and to bring washington and tehran to the negotiating table over the nuclear agreement, which is hanging by a thread, but also ultimately over regional issues which remain the principal problem here. the nuclear deal, could that become the focal point around which efforts might coalesce in the attempt to keep that together somehow? it could be a step together somehow? it could be a step to bring the sides to the table, although it is very hard to see that
happening in this moment of tension is, there is lots of rhetoric going back—and—forth between tehran and washington and president trump is in an election year so it will be very ha rd an election year so it will be very hard for him to make compromises, but the nuclear deal is a step and what has to come after any sort of agreement, if that is even achievable right now in this climate, it's something multilateral that addresses the principal problem of regional tensions which has gone on for well over a decade, if not longer. dr sanam vakil from chatham house, thank you. in australia, hundreds of volunteer firefighters have attended the funeral of one of their colleagues, who died while battling bushfires. andrew 0'dwyer was killed in new south wales last month when a tree fell in the path of his fire engine. his 19—month—old daughter charlotte was presented with her father's medal for bravery at the service. meanwhile, crews fighting the fires are preparing for conditions to worsen. officials in australia say almost 2,000 houses have now been destroyed in the crisis.
my colleague lucy hockings sent us this update from wandandian, in new south wales. i'm standing by the princess highway near the town of wandandian and driving here we came through mile after mile of charred out forest. and we've just heard some local firies, some volunteer firemen, pull up to chat with us, and they told us the story of their little local town. on new year's eve a massive fire came through here and at one point they were fighting a fire on four different fronts, and they managed to save a lot of their little town. so you're hearing quite tragic stories here in australia, but little nuggets where the firefighters have had some success as well, which is so good for morale. and i have to say the cooler weather is a psychological boost for people here too. just to give them a bit of respite from the heat and from the wind, give people a sense that they can recharge, because you are right, in the coming days, the next few days, that hot, windy weather is set to return. so the sense of people
being in limbo here is very strong, because they know that with that hot weather, the fires are really going to start up again, and that's a massive concern right across this part of australia. the chancellor, sajid javid, is to deliver a budget on the 11th march, the first after britain leaves the european union at the end of this month. on a visit to greater manchester, mrjavid said the government would set out how it plans to take advantage of the opportunities presented by brexit. the bbc understands the treasury is re—thinking public spending , with the aim of bolstering economic growth in more disadvantaged areas. up to an extra, for example, £100 billion of investment in infrastructure over the next few years, that will be transformative for every part of our country, but especially for those places that feel left behind. we've seen more investment over the last few years in the north, for example, but we need to see more. we need to see more in the midlands and we need to make sure every part of our country is seeing the benefits of increased opportunity.
morrisons has blamed a tough economic backdrop and consumer uncertainty for a drop in sales over the christmas period, with a 1.7% fall in like—for—like sales in the 22 weeks to 5th january. our business correspondent rob young is here with more. tell us more about what morrisons saysis tell us more about what morrisons says is the reasoning behind this full in sales? morrisons has given an update on the most important time of year for an update on the most important time of yearfor all an update on the most important time of year for all retailers, supermarkets included, the weeks leading up to christmas, it reported ona leading up to christmas, it reported on a like—for—like basis if you strip out petrol sales that its sales fell 17% in the last five and a half months, it says consumer uncertainty is principally to blame and that that is likely to persist until the shape of brexit is clearer. the boss of morrisons
describes the recent months as an unusually challenging period, which is saying something because for the big supermarkets, it has been a pretty tough time because of the rights of the german discounters, but shares in morrisons have risen since the company gave us the subject this morning, the reason being investors feared things that morrisons would be most —— much worse, and the company said it kept a handle on its costs, so we've met this fall in sales it says it expects profits to be broadly where they thought they would be. how easy is it to compare, because supermarkets are reporting. it is not like—for—like, they are reporting two different bodies? seven to the city, others not? summer publicly listed, others are owned by companies listed elsewhere or private ones, they sometimes change the reporting period. some will be three months, there will be a longer or shorter period. but we have had details from some retail a nalysts have had details from some retail analysts who say the other three of
the big four supermarkets will probably have experienced a fall in sales in the three months up to christmas, that is asda, tesco and sainsbury‘s. whereas the german discounters, aldi and lidl, together with the co—op and iceland, probably saw sales rise. the big established supermarkets have had a really tough time, the german discounters have been nibbling away, sometimes taking quite big bites out of the big boys' market share. it is worth looking over the past decade, the market share of aldi and lidl has trebled. when they entered the marketed lead to the grocery price war, many a nalysts say to the grocery price war, many analysts say it has kept food prices lower than they otherwise might have been, and it has really reshaped the sector, and the data seen today suggests it continues to do that. thank you. summer is coming to us from the
burial ceremony of general qasem soleimani. we have heard a number of people have died in what has been described as a stampede during the ceremony, this is from one source at the moment, iran press tv, reporting a number of people have died in a stampede. during that ceremony in the hometown of general qasem soleimani. any more details and that we will come of course, bring that to you. in a moment the weather forecast but first, let's find out what victory has got on her this morning. good morning. coming home, the british teenager convicted of lying about being gang rates in cyprus has been given a suspended jail sentence. it means she can't leave the country, finally after six months. could what happened to her happen to you or your daughter we will talk to her lawyer and we will also hear from this ethical vegan.
because of him, ethical paganism as a philosophical belief is not protected in law. should ethical vegans be protected with the same way of disabilities, certain religions and so on? join us live at 10am. now it's time for the weather. carol has the details. good morning. good morning. windy day ahead, severe gales across the far north—west of scotland, 75 miles an hour plus, gales across the rest of scotland, northern england, northern ireland and north wales, gusts of 50-60 ireland and north wales, gusts of 50—60 miles an hour, disruption quite possible. in addition to the wind we have rain, bands of rain coming from the north—west, slowly pushing south—east through the day. driest conditions will be in the south and east, this is where the gusts of wind will be lower as we push further north into the northern half of the country. another thing you notice is how mild it is, generally the average temperature in
early january, six in generally the average temperature in earlyjanuary, six in the north, eight in the south, all of us in double figures. through this evening and overnight this front sinks south, cloud and petty wrangling with it, cloud and rain coming in behind, fairly mild night ahead leading us into a largely dry day tomorrow, a few showers and still windy in the north. hello, this is bbc news with annita mcveigh. the headlines... a british teenager is given a four—month suspended sentence after being found guilty of lying about gang—rape in cyprus. her lawyer says she'll appeal the conviction. hundreds of thousands of people gather in the iranian city of kerman for the burial of general qasim soleimani. reports coming out from there it saying a number of people have died
ina saying a number of people have died in a stampede. america denies it will start pulling troops out of iraq, after a letterfrom a us general there suggested a withdrawal. the shadow business secretary, rebecca long—bailey, joins the race to become the next labour leader. joker leads the bafta film nominations with 11 nods. time now for the morning briefing, where we bring you up to speed on the stories people are watching, reading and sharing. let's start with one story getting lots of attention online, a fire at famous north london nightclub koko. 60 firefighters were called to the venue — formerly known as camden palace. it's hosted some of the biggest names in music over the years, including the rolling stones, madonna and ed sheeran — but was being refurbished at the time so no injuries have been reported. another thing that's got people talking is the ces conference in las vegas this week. thousands of people from all over the world are at the conference, where all the big industry players are unveiling the big technological advances and gadgets that they hope one day will be a part of our daily lives.
we'll start with sony, who surprised everyone by unveiling an electric car. this is their vision s prototype, that's got a lot of people excited, partly because of this panoramic screen on the dashboard for in—car entertainment, more familiar territory for sony. another innovation that's got people excited — something a little more out there is samsung's ballie, the rolling robot companion, that seems to have struck up quite a relationship with chief executive hs kim. here he is on stage yesterday. i think he likes me! i love this guy! he knows to give me some space. rather cute. also getting people's attention today is a popular tourist
spot in puerto rico, which has collapsed after an earthquake yesterday. this is punta ventana — or widow point — before the earthquake, and you can see that hole in the rock that makes it so striking. and this is the rock formation after that earthquake, and you can see there, the top part of that hole in the rock has totally disappeared. also this morning, britain's biggest grime artist stormzy has been talking to bbc breakfast. known as a pioneer of british rap and one ofjeremy corbyn's most prominent supporters, he's never been shy of controversy. but this morning, he said his words were twisted when he was quoted as saying britain is ‘100 per cent racist‘ by an italian newspaper. a lot of influence coming from headlines and stories so if i say something and people switch it round, they know what they're doing. they are weaponising what i've said
to kind of like, you know what i mean? a lot of people thought what i said was trying to incite division and no, i think that's what they did, really. also trending right now, is the bafta nominations, the biggest awards in british films. announced just over an hour ago, the best film nominees include 1917, the irishman, and joker — which has 11 nominations in total. aand we'll be bringing you more on that in the next hour. entertainment reporter caroline frost will have more on that story for us later. and what you are reading this morning, the british teenager given a suspended sentence for a false rape claim. and at four,
running marathons can cut years from your oratory age! train for completing a marathon improves the health of new runners arteries, taking about four years of the vascular age, according to this study. researchers from university couege study. researchers from university college london and parts, you go through the story you see they tested 138 novice runners attending the london marathon. after six months of training the arteries had regained some youthful elasticity. you can read more about that on the news app. the most watch this morning. tied to the story yesterday about the sentencing of a man, jailed for life, for 136 rapes and it's a victim, not related to this particular case, he was separated from his girlfriend during a night out in manchester, raped by two men, telling his story, very briefly
about what happened to him and how he dealt with his feelings afterwards. that's it for today's morning briefing. sport now and time for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre. selling agent is with us. i am looking at the wrong camera and i cannot see you, sally. it's one of those mornings. good morning. let's go straight to cape town. where england started the final day of the second test against south africa needing eight wickets to win just their fifth test in a year and they've got off to the perfect start. jimmy anderson removing the nightwatchman keshav maharaj lbw. south africa need 438 to win — remember the highest ever successful run chase in test cricket is 418 so england are in good shape — as long as they can take the final seven wickets. there's been an update on the fitness of rory burns — remember he flew home from south africa after injuring his ankle whilst playing football. well, he's now had surgery on ruptured ligaments, and will be out for up to four months — so that means he misses
the series in sri lanka. he's not been there very long, but mikel arteta's really making an impact at arsenal. he gave his team the hairdryer treatment at half time last night, after they were totally out—played by leeds in first half of their third round fa cup tie. it worked too, asjoe wilson reports. this is where leeds feel they belong. arsenal, partly, but, in general, the big time. it's the path their manager plots so intensely from his bucket. while leeds were unmistakably marcelo bielsa's team, even if they wore pale blue rather than white, theyjust overran arsenal in the early stages. bamford hit the bar. leeds threatened to score with almost every attack. emiliano martinez was in goalfor arsenal. he, at least, showed his skills. well, he had to. arsenal's manager has his own reputation to build and mikel arteta needed more from his players.
well, he'd picked a strong team. the free kick—taker, for example. commentator: it's going to be lacazette. it was always going to be lacazette. yeah, close. now arsenal were energised. even though this attack featured a big assist from a leeds boot, it was a sign of the way the game had moved. reiss nelson's finish. if arsenal's supporters wanted commitment, they saw it. var examined lacazette's entanglement here. no further action. have a look at this contest by the corner flag. old —fashioned cup stuff. well, no cards shown and arsenal toughed it out. exactly what he needed. joe wilson, bbc news. that one from arsenal featuring pretty much on all of the back pages.
”‘reiss is the word” is the headline in the mirror after his scrappy finish at the emirates the times says that saracens will have to offload some of their star names to fit in with premiership rugby‘s salary—cap. and the sun looks ahead to tonight's manchester derby and pep guardiola's answer i will definitely never train in madrid. that's your final answer? there are no golf courses. i want a place like that. that is definitely no. well, ahead of that game manchester united have wared that they will eject any fan "visibly or audibly" supporting city in any home area of old trafford. both clubs have agreed to limit the number of tickets available for away fans in both matches as a security measure. but the match isn't a sell out, and there are concerns that city
fans could buy tickets in the home ends because they're on general sale. manchester city's raheem sterling has been poking fun at himself on social media. here he is getting hit on the head by a rogue ball during training. his caption read: "and they say i always dive... #novarneeded" so, full coverage of that league cup semi final, first leg between manchester united and manchester city is on 5 live from 7 o'clock tonight. there was another landmark moment for cristiano ronaldo — the man who seemingly gets better with age. he's scored his first hat—trick in the italian league in a 4—0 win forjuventus over cagliari. that's the 56th hat—trick of his career, it also means that he's just the second player to score hat—tricks in england, spain and italy — the other, is alexis sanchez. 0rganisers of this month's australian open say they don't expect any delays to the start
of the tournament — despite the ongoing bush fires. reigning men's champion novak djokovic had suggested that the start could be delayed because of the air—quality in melbourne, which has been rated as ‘very unhealthy‘. tournament officials say the health of fans, players and staff is their priority at all times, and the weather forecast is good. great britain have a good chance of reaching the quarter finals of the atp cup — this is a new knockout tournament that‘s been set up by the men‘s professional tour to kick off the 2020 season. jamie murray and joe salisbury won their final group game against moldova in sydney, and britain will qualify for the quarters if results go their way later. now, when the commonwealth games are held in birmingham in 2022, a couple of the events could be held thousands of miles away in india. shooting and archery have been dropped by the organisers to make way for other events. that‘s really annoyed india, who threatened to boycott the games completely. they‘ve now said that they want to host those two events, and will pay for the cost
of staging them. the commonwelath games federation will consider the proposal in the coming weeks. that‘s all the sport for now. more later in the day. back to you. sally, thank you. the headlines on bbc news. a british teenager is given a four—month suspended sentence after being found guilty of lying about gang—rape in cyprus. her lawyer says she‘ll appeal the conviction. hundreds of thousands of people gather in the iranian city of kerman for the burial of general qasim soleimani. the shadow business secretary, rebecca long—bailey, joins the race to become the next labour leader. the nominations for this year‘s baftas have been announced this morning. in a moment we‘ll get some analysis from the entertainement journalist caroline frost,
but first let‘s take a closer look at those nominations. up for best film — 1917, the irishman, joker, once upon a time in hollywood and parasite. thejoker tops the list with the most nominations at 11, including best actor forjoaquin phoenix. the irishman and 0nce upona time in hollywood both have ten nominations. 1917, directed by sam mendes is the best performing british film with nine nominations. joining me now to discuss this is entertainment journalist caroline frost1. you‘re very welcome. so there are three films clearly leading the pack in terms of nominations. most surprisingly as you mentioned, joker which only two golden globes in la but the bafta voting academy have decided that‘s the one they favour. some critics called it the biggest disappointment of the year,
others thought it was surprising and it‘s got that great spine ofjoaquin phoenix and to central performance. we should point out heath ledger won an oscar we should point out heath ledger won an 0scarfor the we should point out heath ledger won an oscar for the same role we should point out heath ledger won an 0scarfor the same role in we should point out heath ledger won an oscar for the same role in years ago. i think this is seen as a bit ofa ago. i think this is seen as a bit of a breakthrough for that superhero genre, we don‘t normally see this kind of film critically looked at in such a way. very interesting that the bafta voters had picked up on it. followed by the irishman, good news for netflix, they haven‘t lost all their love which they lost in the golden globes. we thought they would be thejuggernaut the golden globes. we thought they would be the juggernaut of the golden globes, back in the game with ten nominations. and 0nce golden globes, back in the game with ten nominations. and once upon a time in hollywood, quentin tarantino, still the time in hollywood, quentin tara ntino, still the bad time in hollywood, quentin tarantino, still the bad boy that everybody loves. he still says this is his last ever film but we will see. yes, doing well. joaquin phoenix isn‘t a shoe—in for best actor though, is he? he‘s got some competition. we saw two winners on sunday night,
taryn egerton picking up a golden globe, and rami malek picked up the skirt last year. leonardo dicaprio, jonathan pryce nominated for the two pubs, another netflix title. so interesting. and in the best actress category? good news for some of the women, scarlettjohansson and margot robbie, picking up two knots, margot robbie, picking up two knots, margot robbie playing against herself, both in the same category for bombshell and 0nce in the same category for bombshell and once upon a time in hollywood, surely she gets one unless it divides the vote? scarlettjohansson may go home with two, she in for georgia rabbit and marriage story but the story about the women is not so positive for many others, i‘ve
seen on twitter this morning bafta so white already trending, this is pointing to a lack of diversity especially in this category of women, they are pointing to various names. all of these and a lot more nominated in the golden globes at the weekend. no sign of any nominations in bafta. you mentioned the white actresses with two nominations, other actresses falling by the wayside who people richly think to serve nominations. this has been something of a recurring theme around awards ceremonies, it feels like for a few years, questions about diversity in the nominations. yes, this morning, amanda berry the ceo of bafta was quick to express her disappointment and we know she has put what measures she can to extend the voting range and bring new members through so different voices and opinions are expressing themselves when it comes to awards. have schemes to support the infrastructure of film industry with
things like elevate, pushing social mobility to the poor, women particularly as well, black, non—male and pale faces but i think it‘s a red herring to point all the arrows at awards season because these decisions start of that, you have to make films that want to see so it can‘t be accused of a box ticking exercise come the awards season. we want films to be popular, peeling, you need stories to be told all the year through, i think perhaps then we won‘t be having this conversation. but the people who select the names for these nominations, they are notjust looking at which films have been most popular with the audience, surely? they are looking at performances, critical acclaim and so forth. it's a problem and i think they are in this limbo land of being aware of it and putting these steps in place. i think it‘s very important to extend that range even further, i don‘t know, big conversations are happening, do you legislate or do you put more money because then you come into a sort of
box ticking accusation. it‘s about exposure, awareness, more and more stories being told so the good news is blut story which we have the controversy early in the year when the screenings got cancelled as country and been recognised by the academy, that‘s the one bit of good news for diversity this morning. caroline, good to talk to you, you‘ve barely finished talking about the golden globes and now it‘s on to the golden globes and now it‘s on to the baftas. busy time. thank you. lets get an update on the situation in iran, the home city of general qasem soleimani, his burial is taking place there today. we brought you news a short time ago that a number of people, reports that a number of people, reports that a number of people had been killed in a stampede. iranian media now saying more than 30 people killed and more than 40 injured during that stampede. the burial procession ceremony there. the latest figures
from iranian media suggesting more than 30 people killed. and around 40, more than 40 injured during that stampede. london‘s crossrail train line could be delayed until autumn 2021, almost three years later than originally planned. the project was originally supposed to be finished in december 2018 but has suffered several setbacks. last year, the company behind the new line admitted it probably would not open until spring 2021. the developmetnt could end up costing £2 billion more than expected. harvey weinstein has been charged with rape and sexual assault in los angeles, hours after he appeared in a court in new york in a separate rape case. the la proceedings relate to the alleged sexual assault of two women over two days in 2013. if convicted, he could face up to 28 years in prison. mr weinstein denies all allegations of sexual misconduct. wi—fi enabled litter boxes
for cats and a rotating tv specifically designed for use by the tiktok generation — that‘s just some of the new technology on display at the world‘s biggest consumer tech showcase in las vegas. it‘s a chance for aspiring start—ups and established brands to show off their latest gadgets. 0ur reporter zoe kleinmann has been to find out what‘s creating a buzz. it looks like pork and it‘s supposed to taste like it but this is a new meat free alternative. the impossible sausages by the same company who gave us a fake progress last year. it might be beginning in january in the uk but pork is a perennial favourite especially in china, is this an attempt to attract a lucrative market of meat eaters? there is a lot of meat eaters in asia and china, we were there in shanghai, 25,000 versions of the
locally inspired cuisine. and i think you will see us eventually be everywhere, every major market, meet readers demand great products. not an animal inside in the making of this but the question is does it pass the taste test? this is a challenge i will enjoy coming here we go. what i would say, it‘s spicy. it‘s got a very light texture. it‘s sort of lighter and you would expect from something like a pork sausage. and it‘s got half the calories and i think you can feel that it‘s definitely less fatty but does it beat the sausage? i‘m not sure! that‘s one of the products on display here at the world ‘s largest tech fair in las vegas, 180,000 people have flocked to see notjust the new tech trends of the year but at the decade. furniture that moves itself to you, robots to suit your every need. driverless vehicles of
all shapes and sizes and screens everywhere, screens that are paperthin, that fold, that roll up into the ceiling. that went by the way, could be yours forjust £45,000! the show is always a smorgasbord of the weird, wonderful and potentially quite useful stop what will catch on and what will disappear without even a digital trace, but ultimately, that‘s up to the consumer. i glimpse into the very near future perhaps. victoria derbyshire is coming up in a couple of minutes. now it‘s time for a look at the weather. here is simon king. good morning, the sunrise this morning pretty spectacular for many of us but it‘s the sort of sunrise, the red sky in the sort of sunrise, the red sky in the morning, shepherd‘s warning but we have got quite a deep area of low pressure moving in across the fat north—west and that‘s bringing in some strong winds across the uk and
also some heavy rain across scotland and northern areas but that wind is coming in from the south—west, quite mild conditions into the afternoon, temperatures above the average for the time of year. let‘s look at things through today. gales, possibly severe gales around northern ireland, sorry, scotland, northern england, gusts up to 60—70 miles and are expected today, causing disruption, possibly damage and without heavy rain across scotland, northern england and wales. further south and east, a little bit drier, some spots of rain, but it‘s the strength of the wind, particularly in north—east england, south—east scotland in the north—west of scotland, those gusts 60-70, north—west of scotland, those gusts 60—70, possibly 80 miles an hour and there are already problems with transport across the north. the avon has been closed this morning. temperatures 12—15d, so really quite mild for the time of year. through
tonight, we lose the rain across northern areas, it will be followed by wintry showers, further south staying fairly cloudy. temperatures here staying around 11—12dc but further north quite chilly, overnight temperatures reaching 5-6d. overnight temperatures reaching 5—6d. going into wednesday, we split the country into two, northern areas, not much going on but in the south you see this next weather system slowly putting in. quite cloudy across southern parts during wednesday, rain eventually pushing up wednesday, rain eventually pushing up across south—west england and wales, by the evening moving into north wales, the midlands, eastern england. further north, it‘s dry, temperatures about seven or 8 degrees, further south, it‘s fairly mild, temperatures 12 or 13 degrees. 0n mild, temperatures 12 or 13 degrees. on thursday we keep this area of low pressure which could move in and give a strong winds, it will clear and by friday, another weather system moving up towards iceland, that will bring more strong winds and some rain in the north and west.
hello, it‘s tuesday, it‘s ten o‘clock, i‘m victoria derbyshire and we‘re live from new broadcasting house. hello, it‘s tuesday, it‘s ten o‘clock, we wa nt we want justice, we wantjustice, we don‘t want favours! the british teenagerfound guilty of lying about being gang raped in cyprus by a group of israeli men can return to the uk after she was given a four—month suspended jail sentence this morning. the judge told her he was giving her a second chance. the sentence reflects backwards thinking and not understanding the dynamics of rape, and the church here must learn about this, what happens to a victim of sexual abuse. —— and the judge —— and thejudge here. could what happeend to her happen to you? or to your daughter? would you boycott cyprus as a result of this case? we‘ll talk live to the 19—year—old woman‘s lawyers