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that's what you do in leadership — you take responsibility, you don't scapegoat goat and blame others, you take it on the chin. they are hard calls, but it is for him to choose the team he wants and get people in the positions he wants us in. some good news for labour though, as tracy brabin is elected as the first mayor of west yorkshire. but she'll have to resign her westminster seat, triggering a by—election in batley and spen. scotland's first minister, nicola sturgeon, warns it would be "completely outrageous" for the westminster government to block a second independence referendum. the government is expected to end the advice against hugging each other, as part of the relaxation of lockdown rules in england. the government is calling on the rail industry to fix disruption on some of britain's busiest rail lines, after small cracks were found in some high speed trains.
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now on bbc news, more than 700 people have been killed by the myanmar military since they seized power three months ago. our world follows a brother and sister now fighting for their future. this film contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing. myanmar is in the grips of an uprising, triggered by a military coup. protesters are demanding a return to democracy. they are met with brutal force. borders are closed, the internet is blocked. the military doesn't want the world to see this. we follow a brother and sister
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who are part of a generation that briefly experienced democracy. they are now fighting for their future. yangon. myanmar�*s biggest city was opening up after decades of oppressive military rule. bhone and his sister cindy lived through a brief period of democracy. for the last five years, the military has been sharing power with aung san suu kyi's party. all that changed on the first of february, when general min aung hlaing staged a coup. since then, they have been
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joining daily protest. he voted for the first time in november last year. aung san suu kyi's party won that election by a landslide, but army chief, general min aung hlaing, contested the results, seized power, detained suu kyi and other elected leaders.
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this was bhone's world before the coup. he's a musician, inspired by american trap music. he was planning to release his first album this year.
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his sister cindy recently returned home from years abroad. the military coup on the first of february crushed those dreams. now they channel their creativity into the resistance, painting the name of this uprising, the spring revolution, at the end of their street.
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cindy grew up under military rule and remembers the repression and the economic hardship that came with it. a few weeks after the coup, their neighbourhood now resembles a battlefield. bhone is documenting their resistance.
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a local night watch is set up. a few days later, they take to the streets again. when security forces arrive, residents offer them shelter. their revolution is powered by social media.
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they hope the world will act. a video is being shared. troops with heavy artillery are descending on yangon. the next day, bhone decides not to go out, but watches on social media what happens. gunshots. shouting. this man was one of nearly a0
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people killed that day. it was the bloodiest since the coup so far. he was killed not far from where bhone and cindy live. they decide to collect some money for his family. they have come to visit his widow.
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two days later, despite the increasing risks, bhone and cindy prepared to take to the streets again. they always stick together.
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they meet up with their friends. this time, bhone is on the frontline. they are wearing cameras to capture what happens.
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cindy has lost her brother. security forces are closing in.
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this time, bhone is safe.
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he calls his sister. by mid—march, nearly 200 people have been killed. every night, the vigils are held across the country — including on bhone and cindy's street. pots are banged in anger.
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he goes searching for guidance from that older generation that's experienced this before. bobo is one of the renowned 88 generation, a group of young activists — including aung san suu kyi —
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who pushed for democracy and an end to military rule in 1988. archive: the thousands - who demonstrate against burma's military rulers take a calculated risk, a risk that the army will open fire on them. and on this occasion, it does. gunfire. it was one of the defining moments of myanmar�*s modern history. more than 3,000 people were killed. bobo spent 11 years behind bars. and is now watching it happen again.
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he also loves music. he fears he will be arrested again, but meets bhone in a safe place. bhone wants his advice.
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this is going to be a long battle.
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they watch on state tv general min aung hlaing celebrating armed forces day.
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they take to the streets again, staying closer to home. later that evening, they watch videos from the day. over 750 people have now been killed since the military coup. they are now too scared to go out. soldiers are everywhere. each night, state tv announces who will be arrested next.
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bhone and cindy decide to leave yangon. like many, they go to the countryside to decide what to do next. it's getting harder to get online now. they find a tea shop to send one last video.
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hello, there. for much of the spring so far, warm weather has been in short supply, but sunday was an exception, with temperatures across parts of eastern england getting all the way up to the low 20s celsius. there was some sunshine, and there were also some areas of cloud and a few showers — even some pretty heavy ones, in places. now, as we head into monday, this frontal system is going to be pushing the very warm weather away to the near continent. it is also going to be generating some pretty heavy rain, which could still affect north—eastern parts of the uk through monday, and then, as we look through the next few days, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, this area of low pressure is just going to spin around on top of us, and that will bring some showers or longer spells of rain at times. there will be some drier interludes in between, and, in a change from the last few weeks,
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it should largely be frost free, with temperatures certainly staying above freezing. down in single digits, yes, but most of us will avoid a frost over the coming mornings. monday morning is going to be a frost free morning — but quite a soggy start, potentially, for some eastern areas, and that lump of heavy rain is going to be moving quite close to north—east scotland as we head into the afternoon. elsewhere, sunshine and showers, the showers heavy and thundery, blown along on a brisk wind gusting in excess of 40mph for some parts of england and wales. sunday's very warm weather will have been pushed away, but temperatures still not doing too badly — 1a to 17, maybe 18 degrees. tuesday is another sunshine and showers day. still quite breezy, some more persistent rain across the north—west of scotland, and those temperatures, again, in most places, 14—17 degrees. now, for wednesday, the winds will be lighter, so where the showers do pop up they could well be quite slow—moving, and at either end of the country, the far north of scotland, the far
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south—west of england and also the channel islands, we could well see some more persistent rain at times. temperatures, again, 1a, 15, 16 degrees. for thursday, a subtle change. it looks like the showers will become focused across england and wales. a little bit drier for northern ireland and especially scotland, but the winds across scotland will be coming down from the north by this stage, bringing a bit of a cool down into northern areas, and that is a sign of things to come. as we move towards the end of the week, our area of low pressure gives up the ghost, really. high pressure tries to build in from the north—west, but this set—up will bring us a northerly wind. i'm not expecting a big, long, cold arctic blast or anything like that, but it is going to feel quite a bit chillier for northern and eastern areas, especially, and there is going to be quite a lot of cloud round on friday, as well. having said that, it should be one of the drier days of the week. temperatures, though, really struggling across northern parts of scotland, the highest values down towards the south of the uk.
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now, as we look further ahead, it looks as if low pressure is going to take charge once again. there is a lot of uncertainty about the detail, but it looks like we will see showers or longer spells of rain at times, and as for the feel of the weather, well, it's not likely to be desperately cold or desperately warm. we are stuck in a bit of a no man's land, but i think, on balance, it is likely to be relatively cool for much of the time. there will be some spells of sunshine around, but there will also be the continued risk of some pretty heavy downpours. that's all from me, bye for now. with no frost this week.
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