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that in relegation fights. contrast that to what bournemouth were offering. games like these can decide seasons but they seem to shrink from their task. those are not faces of confident men. eddie howe knew a ninth league defeat in 11 was coming, his team powerless as watford queued up to deliver the final punch. as roberto parreira made it three, they knew they were out of the bottom three and bournemouth wonder how much further they were full? patrick gearey, bbc news. just one other game in the premier league this afternoon. manchester city are leading aston villa 5—0, scoring three goals in the first 30 minutes. just over 15 minutes remaining at villa park. cardiff city denied swansea city a bit of derby history today after the game between the south wales clubs ended in a draw. swansea arrived in the welsh capital looking to claim a first league double in 108 years. callum paterson's header against the bar came closest to breaking the deadlock for cardiff, but it finished goalless. arsenal women moved three points clear at the top of the wsl
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with a straightforward victory at brighton. jordan nobbs one of the four names on the scoresheet in a 4—0 win. northampton saints kept alive their chances of reaching the quarterfinals of the european champions cup with victory over benetton. northampton were trailing at the break at franklins gardens but four tries in the second half earned them a bonus point 33—20 win. the rugby league community gathered together at headingley stadium in honour of leeds rhinos legend rob burrow, who's been diagnosed with motor neurone disease. burrow held back tears as he took to the field in front of more than 20,000 people at a special preseason friendly featuring current and former players of the rhinos and bradford bulls. there's more on the bbc sport website, but that's it from me. that's it. we're back with the late news at ten. now on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. goodbye.
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after a fair bit of dry, fine weather on sunday it is all change over the next few days, very stormy weather on the cards, we've got some strong, disruptive winds especially on monday and into tuesday and heavy rain around at times as well. as we head through the rest of sunday, largely clear skies, a few wintry showers across parts of scotland, and this evening and overnight there will be some rain showers working across england and wales. generally clear skies, so quite a cold night with temperatures getting close to freezing in the north and should be largely frost free towards the south first thing on monday. although monday starts off on a largely dry note, we have got storm brendan approaching from the west. it will be a very windy day wherever you are, those winds picking up in the morning. some sunshine for central and eastern parts, but heavy rain working in from the west and gales developing too. further east, more likely to stay
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dry, some snow over the high grounds of scotland, winds gusting around 80 mph in the north—west. this is bbc news. the headlines at 6: hundreds of anti—british demonstrators protest outside the embassy in tehran. here, the government calls yesterday's detention of the ambassador a flagrant violation of international law. completely unacceptable. i think you're right. breach of certainly the vienna convention and a whole range of things. urgent talks between the queen and prince harry and meghan will be held tomorrow over the royal couple's future.
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8,000 people are ordered from their homes and manila international airport puts all flights on hold after steam and ash erupt from a volcano in the philippines. in australia, the terrible toll of the bushfires on the country's rich wildlife and many endangered species. serena williams wins her first singles title for three years after beating jessica pegula in straight sets in the final of the auckland international. britain's ambassador to iran has been summoned by the country's foreign ministry and accused of attending an illegal anti—government demonstration.
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rob macaire was arrested yesterday in the capital, tehran, and detained for three hours in apparent violation of his right to diplomatic immunity. mr macaire said he was attending a vigilfor 176 people on the passengerjet which was shot down by iran last week. today, hundreds of people gathered outside the british embassy in tehran, chanting "death to the uk" and burning the union flag. 0ur diplomatic correspondent, james landale, reports. outside the british embassy in tehran today, an angry demonstration. men burning flags, crying, "death to the uk". an organised protest by hardline militia with links to iran's revolutionary guard, all calling for britain's ambassador to be expelled from the country. rob macaire was detained by police yesterday for what iran's foreign ministry described as inappropriate behaviour at an illegal gathering of anti—government protesters.
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the ambassador, seen here next to the former foreign secretary, jeremy hunt, was held for three hours until his identity was confirmed and he was released. the foreign office said the ambassador had been paying his respects at a vigil for those who died in the ukrainian airliner shot down by an iranian missile on wednesday. something that has prompted angry demonstrations on the streets. in a tweet, mr macaire said: completely unacceptable. i think you are right, a breach of certainly the vienna convention and a whole range of things. iran is at a crossroads. they've got a decision to make and the point we are making, the foreign secretary has said just this morning, is we want to see
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things de—escalate. we want to see iran come back into the international fold and play their part but they are at a crossroads and they've got to make that decision. yet today, mr macaire was summoned to the iranian foreign ministry to explain himself. he told them his detention was unjustified and a violation of international law. tensions have been high from the moment the us assassinated a top iranian general. iran retaliated against us bases in iraq and the ukrainian airliner was tragically shot down. but for a moment today, those tensions were calmed as world leaders gathered in oman to mourn the death of the country's leader. but the causes of the confrontation with iran remain unchanged and unresolved. today, president rouhani met the emir of qatar, who said both men agreed that de—escalation was the only solution. perhaps notjust for the region,
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but also on the streets of tehran. caroline hawley is in beiruit and she explained the response from iran is surprising considering the circumstances. i would imagine that iran, with so much pressure on it, both domestically and internationally, would have wanted to draw a line under it, but the iranian media has accused him of fomenting, inciting protest. we have just had a statement on the foreign ministry website which says rob macaire has been summoned to the foreign ministry because of his unconventional or inappropriate behaviour by attending what they call an illegal rally. we haven't yet had official confirmation from the foreign office, but we wait to get a read out of how that meeting went and see how iran and the uk will proceed from here.
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and we will see how iran and the uk proceed from here. one of the background elements to this, and rob macaire referred to it in his explanation, was that the vigil turned into an anti—government protest and there have been a number of anti—government protests obviously over the shooting down and then the denial of shooting down the plane which included a lot of iranians among the dead, but also in the build—up to that anti—government protests because of the state of the economy. we have just seen a tweet from donald trump in which he says, "to the leaders of iran, do not kill your protesters. "thousands have already been killed or imprisoned "and the world is watching. "more importantly, the usa is watching. "turn your internet back on and let reporters roam free. "stop the killing of your great iranian people." the americans in a sense are on the front foot at the moment because of this admission by iran on friday. and the world certainly is watching and those demonstrations are continuing. huge anger at the iranian leadership and, as you have heard,
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calls for the supreme leader himself, ayatollah khomeni, to resign. you have had people saying that it is not america that is the enemy, it is the iranian leadership themselves. we are also getting reports that hardline militia are staging a counterdemonstration outside the british embassy in tehran, calling for it to be closed and for the british ambassador to be expelled. at the moment, people are on the streets voicing two very different opinions about the future of iran and about how they see the world. it is interesting because on the one hand we have the stand—off between the americans and the iranians, long—standing. iran has often described the uk as being in america's pocket, the little satan to the big satan in the united states, and yet it was borisjohnson who was able to ring up president rouhani and have this grown—up conversation during the course of the week. in a sense, britain potentially
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could have been a source of communication and now these events at the weekend are potentially damaging. it could potentially have been some kind of a bridge. of course, britain is also saying it supports the nuclear deal that the americans pulled out of, in a way triggering this catastrophic chain of events and raising tensions between the us and iran so high. but it is a very difficult relationship that britain has with iran and has had for a very long time. spare a thought for the british iranian mother, nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe, who remains injail and whose family fear that these latest tensions between the us and britain will not in any way help her. the queen attended church at sandringham this morning ahead of face to face talks with her grandson, prince harry, tomorrow about his future. it's understood it will be the first time prince charles,
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prince william and prince harry will have met since he and his wife, meghan, announced they would be stepping back from their royal duties. meghan is expected to join in the conversation on the phone. 0ur royal correspondent, sarah campbell, reports. the queen is a familiar face here on sundays and, this morning, she attended church as normal. but these feel like very unfamiliar times, with senior members of the royal family all making their way here for a summit unprecedented in its nature. her majesty will have her first face—to—face meeting with prince harry, her grandson, since he and his wife announced they intended to step back as senior royals. attending the meeting, prince charles, on his return from 0man, where he travelled to pay his respects following the death of the sultan. prince william will also be at the meeting. meghan, the duchess of sussex, is expected to join the talks via phone from canada, where she returned last week. there is much to discuss here at sandringham at the meeting tomorrow about the future relationship between the duke
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and duchess of sussex and the royal family. it is hoped that next steps will be agreed, but officials are stressing that any decisions taken about their future status will take time to implement it. and money is likely to be the key sticking point. the couple have said they wish to seek financial independence but what does that mean? where will they live and will it continue to be the taxpayer who pays for their security? i think the british taxpayer should pay for the security of harry and meghan and theirfamily. as they do with former ministers. he has done great service, just on the basis of that. and i also understand that a young couple really ought to be allowed to make their own decisions about what their future should be and if they decide they want to go to canada, of course, they must always be protected. 0pinion polls and this straw poll from sandringham this morning suggests finding a solution will not be straightforward. i think it's a bit rich, really. they have got married,
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being senior royals, and now, suddenly, it has been paid for, it's done and now all of a sudden they don't want to be seen any more. that is the sad thing about it all, that he didn't think to speak to the queen first, i think that is a little bit unfortunate. after the shock of wednesday's announcement, this is a family trying to pull together. 0n the front page of one national newspaper today, a quote reportedly from prince william, "i've put my arm around my "brother all our lives. "i can't do it any more". there is no precedent for what is being proposed, a part royal, part private role. the priority now, for the sake of the royal family, is that a way forward must be found. police in gibraltar have arrested dozens of people accused of smuggling migrants into europe by fraudulently obtaining uk tourist visas. officers say the gang trafficked more than 130 people from morocco into spain and other eu countries and charged them about £6,000 each.
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the department store chain beales has warned that it could collapse into administration. beales, which has 22 branches across the uk, is negotiating with landlords over rent and is holding talks with potential buyers. the company has been around for almost 140 years, but poorer than expected christmas trading is threatening its survival. some breaking news about the philosopher. it has been reported on his website that he has died today. he had been... according to the family, he would have been in his late 70s. he was being treated for cancerfor late 70s. he was being treated for cancer for the last six months and
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his family say he died peacefully today. it is with great sadness that wife sophie and children sam and lucy and other family members elizabeth and andrea announced his death. you may remember he is best known widely more recently to everyday viewers and listeners who ta ke everyday viewers and listeners who take an interest in political philosophy because of some controversy philosophy because of some c0 ntrove i’sy over philosophy because of some controversy over remarks of the islam which led to him sacked being —— from a government advisory role. he is better known for some of his philosophical works. he was one of the principal influences on modern conservatism in this country and continued to write and lecture until comparatively recently. he had concerns about the survival of the
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traditional european cultures, particularly because of large—scale immigration. he died afterfighting cancerfor immigration. he died afterfighting cancer for the last six months peacefully at home. the headlines on bbc news: hundreds of anti—british demonstrators protest outside the embassy in tehran. here, the government calls yesterday's detention of the ambassador a flagrant violation of international law. urgent talks between the queen and prince harry and meghan will be held tomorrow over the royal couple's future. 8,000 people are ordered from their homes and manila international airport puts all flights on hold after steam and ash erupt from a volcano in the philippines. there are less than 20 hours left for the six candidates in the labour leadership to gain the backing they need to get to the next stage of the contest. sir keir starmer, rebecca long—bailey, jess phillips and lisa nandy have the required number of nominations, leaving emily thornberry and clive lewis lobbying to get the backing
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of at least 22 of their fellow labourmps and meps. registered supporters who are not full party members will have 48 hours from ilith—i6th of january to secure a vote by paying £25. the ballot will be open from 2ist february to 2nd of april with the results announced two days later on 4th april. earlier, i spoke to our political correspondent, nick eardley, who gave a rundown of the six candidates who are looking to replacejeremy corbyn as labour leader. just to take you through who we've got up here and how they are all doing, so from right to left. lisa nandy is comfortably over the line. she's got 2a so far. clive lewis is really struggling. he's got four.
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he's not smiling like as much as he is in that picture. jess phillips has the 22 required. emily thornberry is on ten. keir starmer is the man to beat. he is in front with 68 and the one opinion poll we have seen suggests he is doing well with the labour membership as well. but don't count on anything being guaranteed because, on the far side, we also have rebecca long—bailey, 26 nominations at the moment but she is the preferred candidate on the left of the party, and i would suspect that, once this campaign gets going proper, you will see a lot of work from the left of the party, the membership is more left—wing than it was, a lot of them will get by. clive lewis perhaps will struggle because he has the lowest profile with the exception of lisa nandy who was in the shadow
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cabinet but resigned. but she has kept her profile up. and is a prominent critic ofjeremy corbyn who has been on the front bench. jess phillips has been very prominent in the media. emily thornberry is a very prominent figure, shadow foreign secretary, up against boris johnson, knocking seven bells out of him when he was foreign secretary. one might be a bit surprised that she has not been able to sway more of her labour colleagues to back her. it's interesting because i suspect for many people she will be one of the faces they recognise. one of the things i have heard from labour mps in the last week or so since parliament returned is she does not have a natural constituency in the party, so rebecca long—bailey will get the left, keir starmer will get remainers and those who think the party needs to be managed better, jess phillips, seen as a straight talker, lisa nandy is from the north,
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she will appeal to those labour abandon the party at the general election. nevertheless, ms thornberry is still out knocking on doors, hitting the phones, trying to persuade her colleagues, and here is what she told andrew marr earlier. can you do it? i think so. we have only had a week to get nominations in. there are a large number of mps have not nominated yet many of them have wanted to speak to their party members, they wanted to go to hustings and think about this because it is a really important decision, but from the conversations i have had this weekend, i'm confident that as long as i do not get any slippage, i will be fine, i will get across the line and then move onto the next stage. it's a long contest and it'll have its ups and downs. i have been a slow starter but i did start from a standing start after the general election. some confidence there
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from emily thornberry, we will know for sure tomorrow. clive lewis does not sound as confident, he has more ground to make up, but as emily thornberry said this is a long contest. we will talk about this for another three months. once they get over that line tomorrow there is another hurdle of getting the support of local parties but it's all to play for. it is interesting that reference she made in there which i want to was a bit of a dig at some of her other potential rivals, i only started after the general election, indicating some of her colleagues were on manoeuvres for the leader's job even before the election and even before they had fought and lost the campaign. we knew that emily thornberry fancied it before the election. but in terms of that practical question, it raises the question of loyalty to jeremy corbyn and whether that is a good or bad thing, is that a potential problem for rebecca long—bailey? she is so close tojeremy corbyn, i do not remember a critical word out of her.
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she is absolutely loyal to him and is loyal to most of the things he believes in. absolutely. you will see the left of the party really get behind rebecca long—bailey in the next few weeks. the grassroots group who helped jeremy corbyn win, they are hoping to get behind her, there is a process they have to go through before they officially endorse her. she has been adamant that she is not the so—called continuity corbyn candidate, she is her own woman. have a listen to what she told sophie rich this morning. the platform upon which many of those policies was developed was positive and it did deal with the reinvestment and reinvigoration of our economy and the shift of wealth and power away from those few minorities that have it to everybody and every single community, but we did not get that message through, and we need
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to recognise that. she has the backing of some people who were key to mr corbyn‘s campaign, like john mcdonald, but they all have this tightrope to walk, and you will see with keir starmer as well, saying to members, the things we have done over the last few years were the right things to do, we just need to do some of it differently. it is saying, i will continue with somejeremy corbyn‘s but not quite bejeremy corbyn. a dramatic release of ash and steam from a volcano in the philippines has led the authorities there to order 8,000 people to leave the area. this speeded—up footage of the taal volcano, south of the philippine capital, manila, shows the plume of white smoke that's one kilometre high. manila's international airport has put all flights on hold. our correspondent, howard johnson, is in the capital, manila, and he said the effects of the eruption are already being felt. i've just been out on the streets
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and saw lots of people wearing masks to cover up with this ash that's falling down. you can have a look here. if i wipe my hand here, you can see there is dirt all over the place and there is a smell of sulphurous smell in the air and the authorities are advising people to wear masks to protect themselves. this has gone from a level three alert to a level four alert and that means a catastrophic explosion could happen any time soon. that means lots of people are being evacuated. some three major towns nearby, thousands of people are currently moving away from the volcano. we have seen a lot of volcanic activity in this region, seismic activity in the last year or $0. this pacific ring of fire has been incredibly noisy and busy, lots of rumbles today and booming sounds, local residents say. what is happening tonight is people are moving away, moving towards manila to make sure they are a safe distance away and the authorities are warning people, the president's spokesperson
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told people to get out of the area as soon as possible. what is the volcanic eruption history of this volcano? this is the second most active volcano in the philippines. the most active is mayon. last year, that erupted and we saw a similar situation where it went from level three to four and we saw a similar mass of plume, ash and steam rising from it. then it moved on to this pyroclastic display with lots of lava flowing from it like a fountain from the top. that has not happened here in taalfor a long time, but there have been lots of tremors since march of last year, lots of warning signs that this volcano is active. residents have been on a state of alert since they found that out. this is the area that had one of the most destructive volcanoes of all time, pinatubo in 1991 blew up killing 350 people at the time, and a lot
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of people were affected by the mud flows and the dust in the air, lots of respiratory diseases affected hundreds more and hundreds more died as a result of that. the people in the philippines are on a state of high alert tonight waiting to see what happens with taal volcano. and what's president duterte had to say about this? president duterte hasn't spoken just yet, but his spokesperson has advised people to steer clear of the volcano. he's also advising authorities to help with the evacuation of the area. we will see president duterte perhaps issuing another statement tomorrow, perhaps visiting the volcano to give some sort of support and respite to the people affected by this volcano. australia's prime minister, scott morrison, has expressed regret over his handling of the bushfire crisis following widespread criticism of his government's response. in the state of south australia, many people have returned to their homes in kangaroo island to assess the damage. almost half of the island has been scorched and scientists are worried about the fate
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of many endangered species. our correspondent, shaimaa khalil, has been there, and her report does contain images of animals killed in the fires. it's an ecological disaster so big the army have been called in to help. for the second time in less than a week, bushfires have ravaged stretches of land here, destroying natural habitats and killing tens of thousands of animals. i don't think anyone would like to pick up, you know, deceased wildlife. it's not a fun task. there's been a lot of devastation. it hasn't been easy for people, and we'll be here as long as they need us, and we'll do whatever we possibly can to help out. this place is renowned for its rich biodiversity and native wildlife. now it's feared half of the island has been scorched. in some parts, the fires burned right up to the sea. going through kangaroo island, you can see why nothing stood a chance in the path of these fires. the charred trees, the scorched earth, the burnt animal carcasses
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on the side of the road. but the full picture of the devastation is still unclear because parts of the island are just too dangerous to get to. scientists are extremely worried about the island's unique species, including the ligurian bees. nearly a quarter of the beehives are believed to have been lost to the bushfires. in this makeshift clinic, vets have been racing to save as many animals as they can. nearly two dozen koalas were brought in after the latest fires. the sad fact is that we estimate, of the thousands of koalas — probably 20,000, 30,000 koalas on the island — probably half have perished. anything that we can salvage and save, we'll certainly be doing that. it's going to take a long time for australia's iconic nature reserve to recover. the fear is that some of the wildlife it's famous for may have been lost for good, and that other animals will have to battle bleak conditions just to survive. shaimaa khalil, bbc news, kangaroo island.
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now, it's time for a look at the weather with karah keith lucas. potentially disruptive weather over the next few days, straughan brandon is set to arrive and things will be windy and there will be heavy rain at times on monday and into tuesday, particularly in the south. largely quiet and clear conditions at the moment, some showers moving west to east across england and wales, dry from scotland and northern ireland, with clearing skies tonight, a chilly night, likely to see some frost, especially across the northern half of the british isles. on monday morning, most places largely dry and settled, but they went will pick up in the west, all down to this approaching storm system. lots of isobars on the weather system, indicating strong wind that we will see throughout the day. they went will pick up across the west of england, wales and scotland, northern ireland, with heavy rain working on from the west.
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