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this is bbc news with sean lane —— shaun ley. kyle rittenhouse has been cleared of all charges within the last hour. in a trial which polarise us public opinion, rittenhouse argued he was repeatedly attacked and acted only in self—defense. others claim he behaved as an armed vigilante. austria is going into complete lockdown at the into of the weekend. parts of germany has also been placed in a national emergency. cases remain high, but experts say
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the brewster programme could make a vital difference. although i wouldn't assume we are going to follow the same trajectory of europe. follow the same tra'ectory of euro e. ~ . follow the same tra'ectory of euroe. ~ . ., . follow the same tra'ectory of euroe. . ., ., . . , follow the same tra'ectory of euroe. ~ . ., . . , ., europe. we are watching closely and there's concern. _ europe. we are watching closely and there's concern. chrys _ europe. we are watching closely and there's concern. chrys cricket - there's concern. chrys cricket bosses promised _ there's concern. chrys cricket bosses promised action. - there's concern. chrys cricket - bosses promised action. discussed russia's foreign policy and events in uk politics in dateline. stay with us for that at 730. hello, we begin this hour in the united states. kyle rittenhouse, the american teenager who shot and
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killed two men and wounded another, on the streets of wisconsin, has been acquitted of all charges. this is how he reacted to the verdict during a highly charged courthouse. rittenhouse himself gave evidence and argued he had acted in self—defense. the prosecution claimed he'd been looking for trouble that night. let's hear more from the judge. trouble that night. let's hear more from the judge-— trouble that night. let's hear more from the judge. trouble that night. let's hear more from the 'udue. , , from the 'udge. joseph rosenbaum, we find the from thejudge. joseph rosenbaum, we find the defendant _ from thejudge. joseph rosenbaum, we find the defendant not _ from thejudge. joseph rosenbaum, we find the defendant not guilty. _ from thejudge. joseph rosenbaum, we find the defendant not guilty. as - from thejudge. joseph rosenbaum, we find the defendant not guilty. as to - find the defendant not guilty. as to the second count of the information, we have a jury by the we find the defendant not guilty. as for the fourth count of the information, we have a jury find the defendant not guilty. as to the fifth count of the
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information, we the jury find the defendant kyle h rittenhouse not guilty. defendant kyle h rittenhouse not uuil . �* defendant kyle h rittenhouse not uuil .�* , defendant kyle h rittenhouse not uuil .�* guilty. are correspondent takes a look at the _ guilty. are correspondent takes a look at the background _ guilty. are correspondent takes a look at the background to - guilty. are correspondent takes a look at the background to this - look at the background to this controversial case. protesters have been in a standoff outside court over the last few days. they've already made their minds up about this case. the shooting happened against the backdrop of nationwide protests over racism and police brutality following the murder of george floyd. in kenosha, another black man named jacob blake has been shot by police at the same time, and on the third night of right it's, kyle rittenhouse entered the city. he said he came to provide security. i'm running into harm's way. in a series of confrontations, he shot dead joseph rosenbaum, who i chased
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after him. he then killed another man who ran after rittenhouse, thinking he was an active shooter. police later erected the teenager and charged with mortar —— arrested 7 with murder. at his trial, they were 7 with murder. at his trial, they wer , ., ., 7 with murder. at his trial, they wer y., . . ., were when you point a gun at someone else, that's were when you point a gun at someone else. that's going _ were when you point a gun at someone else, that's going to _ were when you point a gun at someone else, that's going to make _ were when you point a gun at someone else, that's going to make them feel . else, that's going to make them feel like they're _ else, that's going to make them feel like they're about to die? that's what _ like they're about to die? that's what you — like they're about to die? that's what you wanted them to feel? no! shoutin: what you wanted them to feel? no! shouting by — what you wanted them to feel? iir>l shouting by the judge. what you wanted them to feel? no! shouting by the judge. don't - what you wanted them to feel? no! shouting by the judge. don't get. shouting by the judge. don't get brazen with _ shouting by the judge. don't get brazen with me! _ shouting by the judge. don't get brazen with me! and _ shouting by the judge. don't get brazen with me! and a _ shouting by the judge. don't get. brazen with me! and a controversial defence with — brazen with me! and a controversial defence with his _ brazen with me! and a controversial defence with his seen _ brazen with me! and a controversial defence with his seen -- _ brazen with me! and a controversial defence with his seen -- 's - defence with his seen —— 's team. other people in this community have sought people seven times and it's been found to be ok. my client did it four times been found to be ok. my client did it fourtimes in been found to be ok. my client did it four times in three quarters of a second to protect to his life. i'm sorry, but that's what happened. the facts of what happened that night
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are not up for debate. kyle rittenhouse killed two men and injured a third. the political divide is to do with gun ownership in america. powerful footage from that night in august of last year. a highly charged atmosphere that night. we had groups campaigning, local businesses saying they wanted to protect their property, and those groups of mostly white arm young people came into the town, some of them not from kenosha, and were patrolling the streets. they said to help protect the property owners from damage. the allegation was that there have been provocation by kyle rittenhouse, that he had provoked others. they had responded, then he had shot and claimed self—defense. clearly, thejury did expect had shot and claimed self—defense.
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clearly, the jury did expect that. we will be hearing from no media in the next three minutes. let's pause and turn to story in the uk —— nomia. the ministry ofjustice has announced that calling pitchfork has been recalled to prison. he was taken back to jail today following concerns about his behaviour. he had been jailed for 1988 for raping and murdering 215—year—old girls. let's talk to bbc he said the correspondent. calling pitchfork was arrested after
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an expensive inquiry involving the testing of thousands of men from the area. pitchfork was a 22—year—old married father of two at the time, and his release was highly contentious. the government said he was subject to some of the structure strictest conditions. this is only emerged in the last hour or so. the ministry ofjustice said pitchfork has been recalled to frisian. it's understood he was returned to custody over a breach of his lasix conditions. the agency understands pitchfork was not recalled for committing any further offensives, but because there was concerning behaviour identifies. a probation service spokesperson said protecting
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the public is their number one priority, so when offenders conditions of their release and potentially pose an increased risk, they don't hesitate to return them. barbara ashworth has told piet she is pleased that pitchfork has been recalled. and that she won't have to worried about other people being hurt. after spending 33 years in prison, it was following a hearing or the rear this year that the probe or the rear this year that the probe or concluded pitchfork met all the criteria. the decision was attacked by several mps and victims�* family members. but this was rejected by a judge read review injuly. tonight, just two months on from his release, he is back in prison.
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kyle rittenhouse, the teenager who shot two men in protest last year, has been acquitted of all charges. nomia joins us from outside the courthouse. a highly charged situation the night of these killings. it�*s been a highly controversial tri—rail. killings. it's been a highly controversial tri-rail. killings. it's been a highly controversialtri-rail. a, ., ~ controversial tri-rail. more than 26 hours of deliberations, _ controversial tri-rail. more than 26 hours of deliberations, they - controversial tri-rail. more than 26 hours of deliberations, they finally l hours of deliberations, they finally released their verdict today and have cleared the 18—year—old kyle rittenhouse on every single charge. ijust want to rittenhouse on every single charge. i just want to read you rittenhouse on every single charge. ijust want to read you a statement that has been released from the family of the second man that he shot dead last year. anthony huber. they said it sends the unacceptable message that armed civilians can show up in any town, incite violence
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and use the danger they have created to justify shooting people and use the danger they have created tojustify shooting people in and use the danger they have created to justify shooting people in the streets. that is the core argument that many liberal groups are making about the fact that mr rittenhouse has been cleared because this isn�*t just about what happened here in kenosha. this verdict has been seen as a referendum on the very polarising issue. he is the second amendment personified, and for them, programme right groups, this a victory for the second amendment. what sort of message does this send out and not face any consequences. kyle written —— kyle rittenhouse was very emotional when that verdict was read out. it leaves the worrying
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conclusion. i spoke to the uncle of jacob blake, a black man that was shot by a white police officers who ended up... he said to me if kyle rittenhouse had been black, he believes that the police would have shot him. there�*s so many issues that this trial embodies, but for many liberal groups, this is sending out a worrying message. because of double jeopardy, out a worrying message. because of doublejeopardy, kyle rittenhouse double jeopardy, kyle rittenhouse can doublejeopardy, kyle rittenhouse can never be tried for this case again. there can be no appeal and he�*s walked out of court a free man. nomia iqbal, thank you very much. we�*ll have more on that story throughout the course of this evening. a record number of infections across much of europe.
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austria will return to a national lockdown and become one of the first countries in the world to make covid vaccination compulsory, although only from february. germany�*s health minister has called the situation a national emergency and told lockdown could it be ruled out. much tighter restrictions for on vaccinations are being the uk could be on a different path. hugh pam reports. looking ahead to christmas, but before then, the austrian people are facing bleak winter weeks with a 20 day lockdown from monday. they will only be allowed to leave home for work, exercise and shopping for essentials. vaccination will become compulsory in february. translation: despite months of persuasive efforts
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and campaign, despite all discussions, we did not manage to convince enough people to get vaccinated. fist convince enough people to get vaccinated.— vaccinated. at the start of the week, austria _ vaccinated. at the start of the week, austria planned - vaccinated. at the start of the - week, austria planned restrictions on those who haven�*t been jab, and tougher instead measures. translation: i don�*t actually mind being at home. i don't actually mind being at home. i don't actually mind being at home. i have _ i don't actually mind being at home. i have a _ i don't actually mind being at home. i have a job — i don't actually mind being at home. i have a job which i could do from home _ i have a job which i could do from home but — i have a job which i could do from home but i — i have a job which i could do from home. but i will miss the cafe. there — home. but i will miss the cafe. there is— home. but i will miss the cafe. there is no— home. but i will miss the cafe. there is no other way, even though i don't like _ there is no other way, even though i don't like it — there is no other way, even though i don't like it in— there is no other way, even though i don't like it. in literature, _ there is no other way, even though i don't like it. in literature, you - don't like it. in literature, you can read — don't like it. in literature, you can read but— don't like it. in literature, you can read but pandemics- don't like it. in literature, you can read but pandemics last l don't like it. in literature, youl can read but pandemics last at don't like it. in literature, you - can read but pandemics last at least three _ can read but pandemics last at least three years — can read but pandemics last at least three years so— can read but pandemics last at least three years-— three years. so will germany follow austria with — three years. so will germany follow austria with lockdown _ three years. so will germany follow austria with lockdown restrictions? | austria with lockdown restrictions7 ministers and said nothing was being ruled out and rising case numbers had created a national emergency. while uk daily cases relative the population haven�*t surged, germany�*s have accelerated and are not far behind. the netherlands and austria have imposed different forms of lockdown as their infection rates soar. what does this mean for the
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uk? some argue that more immunity is uk7 some argue that more immunity is being built up, and the rest of europe is following.— being built up, and the rest of europe is following. maybe they are actually experiencing _ europe is following. maybe they are actually experiencing what - europe is following. maybe they are actually experiencing what some . actually experiencing what some parts of the uk experienced earlier in the autumn with delta, with things opening up, and with the vaccines not fully kicking in for people in midlife. that may be the pattern. i wouldn�*t assume we will follow the same trajectory as europe. we are watching very closely, and there is concern. the latest infection _ closely, and there is concern. the latest infection survey from the office for national statistics suggests that in england last week, one in 65 people had the virus. that was lower than the previous week. in wales, it was one and 55, also down. in scotland, one in 95 people, case rates will are sent to be broadly level. in northern ireland, the trend was said to be uncertain. experts say the future path of covid
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is hard to predict. much will depend on the vaccine roll—out. the scottish government says it certificate scheme has contributed to a small rise in take—up and it may be expended. case data will be washed as closely as ever. hugh pym, bbc news. one of the major hospitals in the austrian capital. thank you very much for being with us. you must be having a very busy time right now. can you give us a sense of what impact covid is having in your hospitals7 impact covid is having in your hosoitals?_ impact covid is having in your hosoitals?— impact covid is having in your hositals? ., ~' hospitals? thank you, good evening. actuall , hospitals? thank you, good evening. actually. we — hospitals? thank you, good evening. actually. we are _ hospitals? thank you, good evening. actually, we are very _ hospitals? thank you, good evening. actually, we are very busy _ hospitals? thank you, good evening. actually, we are very busy in - hospitals? thank you, good evening. actually, we are very busy in our- actually, we are very busy in our hospitals all over austria. the situation is very, very strong. the situation is very, very strong. the situation is very, very strong. the situation is stable on a high level, and we are very busy with covid—19 patients.
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and we are very busy with covid-19 atients. ~ ., , and we are very busy with covid-19 atients. ~ . , , . ., patients. what is the experience of atients patients. what is the experience of patients that _ patients. what is the experience of patients that you _ patients. what is the experience of patients that you are _ patients. what is the experience of patients that you are seeing? - patients. what is the experience of patients that you are seeing? are i patients that you are seeing? are the ones who are being given treatment in hospital people who have not been vaccinated, or is it not as simple as that? it is have not been vaccinated, or is it not as simple as that?— not as simple as that? it is very simple, actually. _ not as simple as that? it is very simple, actually. about - not as simple as that? it is very simple, actually. about 8096 i not as simple as that? it is very simple, actually. about 8096 to | not as simple as that? it is very - simple, actually. about 8096 to 8596 simple, actually. about 80% to 85% of patients are not vaccinated at the moment. there�*s actually a really problem of on vaccination patients. really problem of on vaccination atients. ., ., ., ~ , really problem of on vaccination atients. ., ., ., ~ ., ., ., patients. you have a 6596 national rate of vaccination. _ patients. you have a 6596 national rate of vaccination. but _ patients. you have a 6596 national rate of vaccination. but the - rate of vaccination. but the mandatory bit doesn�*t take effect until february. that kind of feels a bit late. ~ �* ., ., bit late. well, i'm a doctor, so i can decide- _ bit late. well, i'm a doctor, so i can decide. among _ bit late. well, i'm a doctor, so i can decide. among my - bit late. well, i'm a doctor, so i can decide. among my doctors, j bit late. well, i'm a doctor, so i i can decide. among my doctors, 90 bit late. well, i'm a doctor, so i - can decide. among my doctors, 90 9896 can decide. among my doctors, 90 98% are vaccinated. what we see in the last week, there is an export and
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increase of vaccination. i hope, and we all hope in our medical areas, we all hope vaccination will increase. some people think it is on austrian to force people to have vaccination. i�*m ask you 7 my asking you as an austrian, how do you feel about that debate —— two7 austrian, how do you feel about that debate —— two? we austrian, how do you feel about that debate -- two?— debate -- two? we have had that debate for — debate -- two? we have had that debate for a _ debate -- two? we have had that debate for a long _ debate -- two? we have had that debate for a long time. _ debate -- two? we have had that debate for a long time. -- - debate for a long time. —— un—austrian. i think the important thing, being a doctor, this long fight against the disease during the last one and a half years with all the teams exhausted. we hope that most of the population will be vaccinated, and this is a clear sign to go towards protection of all people. to go towards protection of all --eole. , ., ., to go towards protection of all --eole. _, ., , people. there is a lag between infection and _ people. there is a lag between
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infection and hospitalisation. l people. there is a lag between l infection and hospitalisation. are you a bit worried that even though the lockdown is coming on monday, the lockdown is coming on monday, the situation and hospitals may get worse before it gets better? yes. worse before it gets better? yes, that's a clear _ worse before it gets better? yes, that's a clear experience - worse before it gets better? yes, that's a clear experience we - worse before it gets better? yes that's a clear experience we have that�*s a clear experience we have always. we are now happy to have this lockdown. we�*re not happy that... is our perspective now that we are sure that within the next week, the curves will decline. also the hospitalisation of the patients will decrease, and this will improve our treatments in the intensive care units and in hospitals.— units and in hospitals. doctor gust of in vienna. _ units and in hospitals. doctor gust of in vienna, thank— units and in hospitals. doctor gust of in vienna, thank you _ units and in hospitals. doctor gust of in vienna, thank you very - units and in hospitals. doctor gust of in vienna, thank you very much j of in vienna, thank you very much for talking to us. i know you�*re very busy. how does the situation in the uk compare7 let�*s talk to doctor helen, an expert in infections
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disease at the university of buckingham. thank you very much for being with us. not for one moment suggesting you�*re not as busy as your colleagues, but i guess it�*s a different situation. how would you characterise it as your experience? i�*m working not limiting —— not clinically, but epidemic theology. we can see there are differences —— —— although it has flared up and there�*s still an underrepresented group. we may develop a sense of complacency that we�*re rising on this excessive vaccination. vaccination is really important, but it�*s only half the story because what it does in the case of the vaccines that we�*re currently using,
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it makes our... but we also need to look at the other side of the coin and look at actually reducing transmission and reducing arc chance of catching the virus. that�*s what the european countries are keen to do — restricting movement in a way that we don�*t like, but it drives down transmission, so i think we�*re in a position now where since the end of the restrictions, that really marked a turning point whereby the government decided to pursue a strategy of limiting the worst effect. and i think that�*s a quite precarious decision to be in. effect. and i think that's a quite precarious decision to be in. we've had this statistical _ precarious decision to be in. we've had this statistical work _ precarious decision to be in. we've had this statistical work done - precarious decision to be in. we've had this statistical work done by i had this statistical work done by the office of national statistics. it's the office of national statistics. it�*s more looking at combinations to balance it out. they think probably transmission has fallen below1
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million, which is dropping. but is presumably to say we don�*t know what�*s coming for the future. presumably, your concern is we�*re going into a period where there�*s going into a period where there�*s going to be more social mixing and spending less time outdoors, which might trigger an increase in infection. is that what you�*re worried about? infection. is that what you're worried about?— infection. is that what you're worried about? ., , worried about? certainly. the winter is alwa s a worried about? certainly. the winter is always a bad _ worried about? certainly. the winter is always a bad time _ worried about? certainly. the winter is always a bad time for— worried about? certainly. the winter is always a bad time for respiratory i is always a bad time for respiratory viruses, and infections in general. people who were deprived of christmas last year. we know there�*s a real appetite to socialise, but it also brings with it increased risk of transmission. there are simple things we can do without keeping up with lateral flow testing, wearing masks even though it�*s not mandated.
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it's masks even though it�*s not mandated. it�*s such a simple thing that we can do when we go into enclosed public spaces. my main fear is that the more transmission there is, the more new variants will arrive. it�*s that inevitability. we�*re lucky that we haven�*t had such a devastating variant since delta came along, but ifear variant since delta came along, but i fear the variant since delta came along, but ifear the more variant since delta came along, but i fear the more chances we give to the virus, it�*s essentially like buying more lottery tickets for the virus and increases the chances that one of those is going to be the one that we really don�*t want to see. doctor helen, thank you for being with us on bbc news. let me just bring you a little bit of information before we go to sport. dateline is coming up next at 7:30 pm. to stay with us. newcastle have
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just announced their manager is going to miss his debut match. i have no idea... it�*s sarah! i can see you smiling. how are you? iam very i am very good, thank you very much. wonderful link. the intervention from the england and wales cricket chiefs. we also know there are a few weeks to go until the start of the ashes in australia. but australia cricket has been plunged into uncertainty after their captain was forced to step down. tim paine gave an emotional apology
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after it emerged he sent sexually explicit text messages to a female colleague. the private exchange was four years ago, but paine decided to resign as captain when it became clear the incident was going to be made public. he said the cricket australia investigation in 2018 had exonerated him, but he "deeply" regretted his actions at the time and to this day. he said standing down was the right thing to do for him, his family and for cricket. the first test starts on december the 8th in brisbane. i�*m deeply sorry that my past behaviour has impacted our game on the eve of the ashes. for the disappointed i have caused to fans and the entire cricket community, i apologise. i�*ve been blessed with a wonderful, loving and supportive family and it breaks my heart to know how much i have let them down.
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very strong words now from the chair of the women�*s tennis association who has said there will be no wta peng shui is safe. the chinese player hasn�*t been heard from, since alleging she was sexually assaulted by a high profile former chinese politician. an email was allegedly sent from peng to the wta, but its chair steve simon has questioned its authenticity. he told the bbc�*s tennis correspondent russell fuller that no amount of money would prevent them from pulling out of china if their conditions are not met. this is not about the money, this is about— this is not about the money, this is about doing — this is not about the money, this is about doing what's right and making sure that _ about doing what's right and making sure that she is safe and free and everything — sure that she is safe and free and everything that comes with it based upon the _ everything that comes with it based upon the allegations. we want to find out _ upon the allegations. we want to find out if— upon the allegations. we want to find out if they are true, and if they— find out if they are true, and if they are, _ find out if they are true, and if they are, what is the result of that — they are, what is the result of that. they are, what is the result of that, they are, what is the result of that. i. ., �* , that. so, if you don't get this independent _ that. so, if you don't get this independent proof _ that. so, if you don't get this independent proof that - that. so, if you don't get this independent proof that peng| that. so, if you don't get this - independent proof that peng shui is
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a safe and there is not a full investigation, then there will be no tournaments in china next year? that would be my — tournaments in china next year? that would be my position. newcastle united head coach eddie howe will have to wait to make his debut in the stjames�*s park home dugout after testing positive for covid. he will be absent from his new club�*s match against brentford tomorrow after testing positive during a routine test earlier today. howe will now self—isolate in line with government guidance. assistant head coaches jason tindall and graemejones will take charge in howe�*s absence. kevin de bruyne will also miss manchester city�*s game against everton on sunday after testing positive for covid. manager pep guardiola said de bruyne had tested positive after returning from international duty with belgium. he�*ll isolate for ten days so he�*ll also miss the champions league game with psg and the following weekend�*s home game against west ham. to formula one now,
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where qatar is hosting it�*s where qatar is hosting its first ever grand prix. after second practice, valteri bottas was quickest in the mercedes, piere gasly second, max verstappen third in the red bull and hamilton could only manage fourth. significantly, hamilton was wearing a special helmet with the rainbow flag on it. human rights remain a contentious issue in qatar, especially lg bt rights. rory mcilroy�*s still in contension after his second round of the dp world tour championship in dubai. he�*s a shot behind the leaders. that is because he made a mistake at the 18th, putting it in the water. he recovered to double bogey the hole. that put him at nine under for the tournament. shane lowry is in thejoint lead with sam horsfield and john catlin. this chip in for eagle on the 14th was the highlight of his round. that�*s all the sport for now.
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up up next is the weather. it is going to change through the course of saturday and sunday as we get that arctic air in. for what remains of the evening, it�*s largely dry. you can see the heavy rain advancing on our cold weather front in the north, also quite wet and mild. a few spots down, and brightness developing but quite a lot of drizzly rain in some coastal areas. some more significant rain coming southwards, and temperatures will actually drop during the day back down to around average with some sunshine. but also some showers. those showers will filtrate further southwards on sunday, and will the cold air.
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hello and welcome to the programme which brings together leading uk commentators with the international correspondents who write, blog and broadcast to audiences at home from the dateline: london. this week: the business of people smuggling to europe; russia�*s gas powered foreign policy; and is being a british mp a full—time job? to discuss all that we�*rejoined by: jeffrey kofman, who�*s been a news anchor and foreign correspondent for broadcasters in his native canada and the united states. marc roche, who writes for the french political and news weekly, le point and british political commentator steve richards who�*s here in the studio.

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