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find a way forward — after the agreement on harry and meghan's future. as the queen said she hoped they could new build a happy new lifesome details of how the arrangements will work are yet to emerge. they will end official royal duties, which means less scope to champion causes and projects.
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that little extra bit that the royal brought was incredible and phenomenal, a very worthy thing and it will be sadly missed. we'll be asking whether the agreement gives the sussexes what they wanted. also tonight. world leaders gather in berlin for a special summit on libya, with fears it could become another syria. the documents which accuse africa's richest woman of making her fortune through corruption and exploiting her country. and four wickets forjoe root push england to the brink of victory against south africa. good evening. the duke and duchess of sussex are able to begin establishing the details of how their new life free from royal duties will work, after the agreement announced yesterday by the queen.
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she was at church near sandringham this morning as the prime minister borisjohnson said he wished harry and meghan the best, and was sure the royal family would find a way forward. but thomas markle, the duchess's father, has accused them of "cheapening" a great institution. here's our royal correspondent nicholas witchell. the words the queen used yesterday about harry and meghan were warm and supportive. but the deal done with them by her officials was an uncompromising one. the reputation of the royal family must be protected. it has already been battered by prince andrew's misjudgments and the family doesn't want any embarrassments from the sussexes once they are cut loose in canada. i think families are always a problem. i think she's dealt with it incredibly well. ijust think it's a shame. and it's a shame with a little one as well. yeah, for the whole family, charles, everybody.
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as long as we are not paying for the lifestyle they are hoping to live, then i don't have a problem with that. there was support, too, from the prime minister. i think the whole country will want to join in wishing them the very best for the future. i said before that i was sure that the royal family, that has been around a very long time, will find a way forward and i'm sure it will. but there was a very much less supportive judgment from meghan‘s estranged father, thomas. he was speaking before yesterday's agreement. this is like one of the greatest, long living institutions ever. um... they are destroying it. they are cheapening it. they are making it shabby. they are turning it into a walmart with a crown on it. it is slightly more than two years ago that harry and meghan did their first official engagement together in nottingham.
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come this spring, there will be no more of this. they won't be allowed to use their royal rank or to represent the queen. there will be questions about his immigration status in canada and her declared aim of securing british citizenship. they can earn money but they will be expected to avoid anything unseemly. the palace is wary of the american advisors meghan has around her. they have already trademarked sussex royal as a charitable and social media vehicle for the couple. but is the use of the word "royal" still appropriate? that is just one of the matters still under discussion. all these new arrangements will take effect in the spring. they will be reviewed in 12 months' time. but for now, the die is cast. one of the most popular figures within the royal family is preparing, with his wife, to say farewell. nicholas witchell, bbc news, at buckingham palace. the duke and duchess of sussex‘s official royal duties will cease in the spring, which means they'll no longer be able to throw as much
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of a spotlight on charitable organisations and causes. our royal correspondent daniela relph has been exploring the impact their support has had. birkenhead, a year ago. harry and meghan at work. here, viewing a sculpture created to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of the war poet wilfred owen. this is the bread and butter of royal duty that they will no longer do. the couple met the artist who created the sculpture. for him, the visit of a royal prince who was also an army veteran really mattered. it brought a huge amount to the town, to the credibility of the project as well. it was big enough on its own, but that little extra bit that that the "royal" brought was incredible. it was phenomenal. it was a very worthy thing. it will be sadly missed. royal duty had on the surface appeared to suit harry and meghan. they had a natural ease with the public. and crucially, a more relaxed, informal approach helped them
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engage with younger, more diverse communities. i'm in the same room as the royal couple right now. much of this kind of work now stops. but they will hang onto some of their projects, those where they are not formally representing the queen. that is where their passion lies, both of them. they are people who want to do good things in the world and that is their vehicle for doing them. so i think it is great that they are hanging on to those. harry and meghan‘s own website, currently still using the name sussex royal, will become the way the couple communicate what they do next. they have been good for business, especially here in windsor. it is their home in the uk, and although they will be spending much less time here, there is support for the decision they've made. i think probably getting away from it all, it's their choice. you know, i think they could have gone about it a little bit differently, but, you know, you don't know what goes on behind closed doors and that's
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just the way it goes. palace officials say the talks over harry and meghan‘s future have been friendly and constructive. but there will be disappointment within the family that the potential of harry and meghan as working royals won't be realised. daniela relph, bbc news. and our royal correspondent nick witchell is here. prince nick witchell is here. harry has been speaking this evening. prince harry has been speaking this evening. what has he said? yes, he has quite an impassioned speech is given in the last few minutes at a private dinnerfor his given in the last few minutes at a private dinner for his charity in southern africa. he has said, "i wa nt southern africa. he has said, "i want you to hear the truth from me." he said when he and meghan married, they were excited and hopeful and there to serve. he has said tonight, "it brings me great sadness that it has come to this. we have not made this decision lightly. there was no other option". he went on to say that, "our hope was to continue serving the queen and my military
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associations but without public funding. unfortunately, that wasn't possible". but he says, "we will continue to lead a life of service". it is clear they are disappointed at the outcome of these talks. they we re the outcome of these talks. they were seeking, of course, that progressive new role within the royal family. that is what they set out in their personal statement. they believed, i suppose as others have interpreted, they wanted the best of both worlds, a freer role within the royal family and the freedom, of course, to earn their own income. the palace, of course, has been tough and uncompromising, as many people might say it had to be. they have insisted on the removal of the royal role and effectively, the royal status. perhaps the sussexes will be pleased that the rules on earning income of fairly vague but there are many areas which are still to be clarified, not least how much oversight there will be of this stop will they still have a private
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office and a private secretary? that all has to be worked out in the next weeks and months. but i think we can deduce tonight that prince harry is not happy with the way this has turned out. thank you forjoining us. suspected stalkers in england and wales could be ordered to stop contacting or approaching their alleged victims while they're being investigated. from tomorrow, police will be able to apply to magistrates for a stalking protection order before someone is charged. if they break it, they could be jailed for five years. a deal‘s been struck between world leaders in berlin to try to bring peace to libya after nine years of conflict. they've pledged not to interfere in the country and to uphold a un arms embargo. libya has been torn apart by fighting and instability since colonel gadaffi was killed in 2011. last year, the conflict intensified between militias loyal to the un—backed government of prime minister fayez al sarraj, and those fighting for
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general khalifa haftar. a truce was announced this month, but it's been repeatedly broken. both men were in berlin today for the talks, but didn't sit in the same room. our correspondent jenny hill reports. volatile, complex. libya's at war with itself. two factions backed by foreign powers, as they wrestle full control of this oil—rich land. today, world leaders arrived in berlin to seek a solution. many of the countries represented at the table have sent troops, weapons, money to both sides, despite a un weapons embargo. today, they agreed to stop. translation: i am under no illusion that we have a difficult road ahead of us. and in libya at the moment, emotions are running high. but we agreed that in light of all the suffering that is happening and in light of the terrible situation, that it is worth it.
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outside the meeting, supporters of both libya's internationally recognised prime minister and his warlord rival. no truce today, but delegates hope an end to foreign interference might be a first step. they're fuelled by fear. that they can no longer rely on libyan oil supplies, that the instability will inflame islamist terror in the region and, for europe's governments, that more and more people will seek refuge in their countries. libya, known as a gateway to europe, already hosts hundreds of thousands of migrants. until now, we had an escalation of the libyan conflict with some foreign interference. now we were facing the risk of a true regional escalation. and that risk was averted in berlin. for libya, some respite. a ceasefire has held for several days now. the so—called berlin process doesn't guarantee it, nor does it mean the removal of
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existing troops and foreign weapons, and it's unclear how or even whether the agreement will be monitored or enforced. but in it, some see the beginning, perhaps, of a long and difficult road to peace. as you might expect, the atmosphere between some of the world leaders today was rather frosty at times and that certainly appears to have been the case during talks on the margins of the summit between borisjohnson and the russian leader, vladimir putin. mrjohnson is said to have brought up the 2018 nerve agent poisoning is in salisbury and to have told mr putin that unless russia stops its destabilising activities, the normalisation of relations between britain and russia simply cannot happen. jenny hill in berlin, thank you. a bbc investigation has seen documents that appear to show that africa's richest woman made her fortune through exploiting her own country and corruption.
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isabel dos santos is the daughter of the former angolan president, eduardo dos santos. the documents show she gained access to lucrative deals involving land, diamonds, oil and telecoms while her father was in power. she has denied any wrongdoing. richard bilton reports. isabel dos santos is africa's richest woman. she lives in london with a glamorous life and famous friends. a leak of more than 700,000 documents from her business empire was obtained by the platform to protect whistle—blowers in africa, and shared with the international consortium of investigative journalists. much of isabel dos santos' wealth comes from some very dubious deals. her father is eduardo dos santos, who ruled angola for 38 years. and he followed a pattern. he would issue a decree or order. his daughter and her family would get deals.
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on land, telecoms, even for buying and selling angola's diamonds. the documents show, as the years go by, the deals keep coming, and her fortune grows. i think that she got the opportunity to become rich and take the opportunity that her father, by decree, would transfer state assets and state monies to her. take oil. angola has vast reserves. the state oil company, sonangol, gave isabel dos santos a very good deal on a very valuable asset. she was able to buy a lucrative stake in a portuguese energy company by paying only 15% upfront. the rest turned into a loan from sonangol. that deal made her three quarters of a billion euros. that's absolutely the definition of corruption.
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she was put in a favoured position because she was the daughter of the president. it got worse. the president later made his daughter head of sonangol. she says it was a sensible move. i worked for them as a consultant. then after i finished my consultancy work, they invited me and said, would i consider the position to become sonangol‘s chairperson? isabel dos santos' lawyers deny all the bbc‘s allegations, and say she has been involved in no wrongdoing. they say it is a politically motivated witch hunt by the angolan government and the deal with the energy company earned sonangol money. but her father is no longer president and angola wants answers. these documents tell the story of where isabel dos santos' fortune really comes from. richard bilton, bbc news, angola. you can see panorama:
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the corrupt billionaire on bbc one tomorrow night at 8.30. most immigrants to the uk don't feel they're discriminated against, according to new research based on survey data. but those from non—eu countries were twice as likely as eu migrants to say they felt they were treated differently because of their ethnicity, nationality or religion. it comes ahead of a report from government advisers that's likely to form the basis of a new post—brexit immigration system. our home editor mark easton reports. injune, i received an e—mail from bbc. let me just read it to you... i contacted alex last summer because i was interested in his strong views on immigration. "mark easton, bbc home editor." after my approach, alex posted a video on youtube to talk about his experiences living in south wales. today i will be talking about brexit, britain, europe and so on.
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alex is from latvia and works as a window cleaner. what interested me about his thoughts on being a migrant in britain was how positive he was. we meet at last! yes, that's right! very nice to see you, alex. in the beginning, i was afraid, because you have to interact with people. i have an accent. i have a different opinion of the world. but everything was great. altogether, it's been a fascinating experience. alex is not unusual. nine out of ten eu migrants here say they don't feel they belong to a group that suffers discrimination. the figure is eight out of ten for migrants from further afield. and seven out of ten foreigners in britain say they think the country is welcoming. ijust made the video to point out that i do like britain. it became my home, and i don't have a problem with it. alex isjust a lovely young man, and i'm so proud of him. he took a chance, gave up his family, and he just came on the off—chance.
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what's not to be admired? saiful‘s experience of living in britain has not been so positive. a chef from bangladesh, also now living in south wales, he says he's a victim of the government's hostile environment, wrongly accused by the home office of being a sex offender, his documents lost, mixed up or destroyed. do you feel you have been discriminated against? yes, sir. i feel they treated me as worse than a dog animal because of my race, religion and nationality. i feel that, therefore, they treated me discrimination. despite what a judge described as historic injustice, and an apology from the home secretary, he's still facing deportation. i cannot work because of their unfair treatment. saiful has spent 16 years fighting to stay in britain, but the home
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office insist his work permit has long expired, he has no right to remain, and must return to bangladesh. it's interesting. public hostility to immigration, research suggests, has more to do with ethnicity than simply being foreign. for example, uk—born children of immigrants are more likely to say they feel discriminated against than new migrants from the eu. prejudice still persists, but for most foreigners here, the uk appears a welcoming and friendly place. nice to meet you, mark, as well. mark easton, bbc news, south wales. and there's a new bbc briefing online guide on immigration. you can download it from the bbc news website. with all the sport now, here's olly foster at the bbc sport centre. good evening. saracens say they will learn from their mistakes after accepting their relegation from the rugby union premiership. the champions' punishment
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for continuing to break the salary cap regulations. they are also european champions and they reached the quarterfinals today, beating french side racing. our sports correspondent andy swiss was at the match. from champions to outcasts. saracens fa ns from champions to outcasts. saracens fans arrived with the news of their premiership relegation still raw and many feeling the club had only itself to blame. if you are going to break the salary cap and get caught, you have got to pay the consequences. very sad and angry and frustrated. a lot of crying. it is our club. and what must they be thinking? saracens' star—studded squad, surely seem to be dismantled. well, today at least they were together and the fans behind them, but there weeks and got even worse. a suspected broken arm for billy vunipola and a red card for will skelton‘s dangerous tackle. somehow, though, they turned it round with a victory which keeps their european hopes alive. at least something to
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cheer but they know domestically, things couldn't be bleaker. the club issued an unreserved apology and said they accepted their relegation. people at the club has made some m ista kes people at the club has made some mistakes in some big mistakes and they have been punished for those m ista kes they have been punished for those mistakes and rightly punished for those mistakes. we have got to accept that and learn from that. win for saracens, then, today, but the end of an otherwise desperate week. for the fans, the end of an otherwise desperate week. forthe fans, here, the end of an otherwise desperate week. for the fans, here, still so many questions after what is one of sport's most dramatic downfalls. andy swiss, bbc news, alianza park. england's cricketers are closing in on victory in the third test against south africa. they need to take just four wickets on the final day to go 2—1 up in the series. patrick gearey reports. port elizabeth, sunday morning, best settle down early. things were about to happen quickly. stuart broad and sam curran shattered south africa's resistance. the rest of their first innings knocked sideways, four
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wickets for just one innings knocked sideways, four wickets forjust one run. so much fun,joe wickets forjust one run. so much fun, joe root asked them to bat again but england see ran into a more stubborn opponent. the rain hung around longer than most of the south african batsmen could. when it cleared after lunch, they had to face mark wood at nearly 90 mph. bowled him! fast enough to blow dean elgar away and hams are followed but when progress slowed slightly, england's captain grabbed the ball himself, ajoe root england's captain grabbed the ball himself, a joe root masterstroke. england's captain grabbed the ball himself, ajoe root masterstroke. he isa himself, ajoe root masterstroke. he is a part—time spinner earning overtime and the skipper was helped by brilliance from ollie pope, here, almost bending over backwards for his boss. six wickets left, more than one day to survive, south africa needed to drop anchor but quinton de kock couldn't be there rock. joe root again. his fourth victim would be south africa's captain, faf du plessis is. now victory tomorrow may only be a dry hour away. patrick gearey, victory tomorrow may only be a dry houraway. patrick gearey, bbc victory tomorrow may only be a dry hour away. patrick gearey, bbc news. match of the day 2 is after the news with highlights of today's prmier league games, but here come the results, if you want them.
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liverpool are now 16 points clear at the top of the table after they beat manchester united 2—0 at anfield. virgil van dijk and mohamed salah scored the goals. in the day's other match, burnley beat leicester 2—1. that's your sport. that is it for us, a first look on the paper is coming up
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hello. this is bbc news. the prime minister has said he will raise the ‘driving habits' of us military personnel
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with the secretary of state, mike pompeo, after video footage emerged of another incident of a car being driven on the wrong side of the road, near the army base where harry dunn died. police also revealed details of a third incident in which a police vehicle was struck by a car being driven on the wrong side of the road in october. we are certainly raising all those issues about the driving habits of us personnel at the base and we are continuing to work forjustice for harry dunn and for his family. the areas of australia worst hit by bushfires are now at risk of flash flooding and power cuts as a result of rainstorms. in the state of victoria many fires have been put out by the storms but giant hailstones have also damaged property. john donnison reports.
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in a year of extreme weather, for australians, it doesn't just rain, it pours. hailstones the size of golf balls in the state of victoria. so intense, it shattered roofs. and all this in the middle of summer, as large parts of the country continue to burn. in melbourne, battered by high winds, few can remember such a dramatic shift in weather. such a freak storm. i was watching television, i went into the bedroom and i just looked out the window and the gumtree, which is two stories high, just disappeared. it was a white out at this birthday party, abandoned as people huddled for shelter. and this is a cricket pitch. no chance of a resumption in play any time soon, with more rain and hailforecast in the next 2a hours. but after months of hot temperatures fuelling the devastating fires, this, for many, will be welcome relief.
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time for a look at the weather. hello, it's been a day of two halves across the uk, cloudy and breezy for much of scotland and northern ireland, sunnier and colder for england and wales. but it's fog we're concerned about overnight, particularly across wales, the midlands and northwest england. visibility already less than 100 meters in places. and we have met office warnings for the fog overnight. we'll keep the cloud and the breeze going. plus, much of scotland and northern ireland, that fog becoming quite dense through parts of northern england, into the midlands, wales, maybe into east anglia as well. and see where the lowest temperatures are indicated by those blue colours, minus six or minus seven for rural parts of england and wales, compared to eight or nine across the far north of scotland. this area of high pressure is the dominant feature, not just through tomorrow, but for much of the weeks were ——with a lot of dry weather in this forecast. a front to the far north of scotland
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will introduce some rain here later in the day. and a lot of cloud still across scotland and northern ireland, some brightness across eastern counties. that fog will be slow to clear across parts of england and wales, making for quite a cold day and probably a bit more cloud across east anglia and southeast england. but light winds for many. quite a windy day, though, across the northern and western scotland. those gusts could touch 50 or 55 miles an hour, or 55 miles an hour, 10 or 11 celsius here or 6—9 celsius elsewhere, but closer to freezing where that fog is slow to clear. and another cold and frosty start to tuesday morning across central and southern england. but gradually, those frost will start to lift as the week wears on. this is tuesday. high pressure still with us. this frontal system trying to push its way southward, but running into an area of high pressure. so really no rain on it, butjust a lot more cloud around on tuesday. again, some problems with overnight mist and fog. a cloudy day for many, but still some bright or sunny spells, the best of which will be along eastern coast. and where that fog is slow to clear, again, it's going to be quite a cold day on tuesday across parts
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of england and wales. but getting closer to double figures across parts of scotland and northern ireland. this high pressure is still with us on wednesday. it's not going anywhere at all. last time we saw such a lengthy dry spell was back in september. but it will be introducing some quite moist air. so for the middle part of the week, once again, quite a bit of cloud around. best chance of any sunshine will be for eastern counties of scotland and england. temperatures starting to come down by day to 8—9 celsius the high on wednesday. so to sum up the week, a dry spell for many, some frosty nights at first gradually turning a little bit milder, but also further mist and fog by.


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