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this is bbc news, with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. "our hearts are shattered" — the family of mp sir david amess call on people to set aside hatred, show kindness and love, and work towards togetherness. the uk's home secretary, priti patel, says she is looking at a "whole spectrum" of measures to better protect mps, including on social media. i think it's fair to say we all have to be incredibly self—aware, conscientious, as to how we conduct our business and put safety front and centre of this. at least 15 christian missionaries from the united states are reported kidnapped by an armed gang in haiti. and it's a wrap for a russian film crew that's just returned back to earth, after shooting a movie in space.
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hello and welcome, if you're watching in the uk or around the world. if you're watching in the uk in the uk, where the family of the mp killed in a knife attack on friday, sir david amess, has issued a statement urging calm, in the aftermath of his death. in it, they say... "whatever one s race, religious or political beliefs, be tolerant and try to understand".
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they added that their hearts have been shattered by his death. the home secretary, priti patel, is considering a range of measures to protect mps at constituency surgeries. the man arrested has been named as ali harbi ali. the 25—year—old is being held under the terrorism act, and officers have until friday to question him. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford has the very latest on the investigation. a significant search operation at a large family house in london as the counterterrorism investigation into the murder of sir david amess mp turned towards the capital today. this is one of three addresses that detectives have visited to gather evidence. yesterday, there was a police guard at this house on a leafy street in north london. today, the search operation intensified. police have also searched a smaller house in croydon where the suspect grew up. the man in custody is ali harbi ali, 25 years old, and a british national of somali heritage. he went to school in croydon in south london. a few years ago he was referred to the prevent scheme. the scheme designed to stop people getting involved in terrorism. he was not an mi5 subjective interest. in leigh on sea, the murdered mp was being remembered
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at a series of church services. our community has been rocked by the death of sir david amess. at one service was the pr expert talking to him on video call moments before he was attacked. i happened to be on zoom with him. the meeting ran over to 12:02, and minutes later this heinous attack happened. as the town mourned its long—serving member of parliament, we learned more details about sir david's parliamentary assistant who witnessed the attack. all of a sudden there was a scream from her, because the person deliberately whipped out a knife and started stabbing david. and of course, the other lady who was out getting names of people
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and organising them outside came running into find the situation she did of poor david who had been stabbed. the home secretary priti patel has known sir david for over 30 years. she is encouraging individual mps to discuss the risks they face with the police to work out what protection they need. there are a range of measures in place. this is notjust about saying, "let's go for option a, have bodyguards and security." there is a panoply of measures and we have to be proportionate in terms of the risk individuals are subject to. it looks like the killing of sir david, allegedly murdered by a man who had apparently booked an appointment to see him, could change forever how british politics works. daniel sandford, bbc news. our news correspondent duncan kennedy is in leigh—on—sea. and support his charitable causes — can mps continue to see
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their voters face to face? exactly, dave clearly put a lot of thought into this and it absolutely heartbreaking statement they've released to the police tonight and as you said there, it literally says that they are broken by what is happening. but urging people to show love and kindness and also that line you read out about about what relates to the back race or religious beliefs, they should be tolerant and understanding. it was a testament to the man himself, capitalising on his character, how warm and caring he was and that is been reflected and dozens of dozens of people with their cards and flowers and some simply saying thank
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you to a great man. what flowers and some simply saying thank you to a great man.— you to a great man. what do you think peeple _ you to a great man. what do you think people there _ you to a great man. what do you think people there are _ you to a great man. what do you think people there are is - you to a great man. what do you think people there are is saying l think people there are is saying whether or not they should be able to see their mp? that really mattered to david, but that is a very live debate. it is mattered to david, but that is a very live debate.— mattered to david, but that is a very live debate. it is in the uk a lot of mps are _ very live debate. it is in the uk a lot of mps are wondering - very live debate. it is in the uk a lot of mps are wondering what . very live debate. it is in the uk a lot of mps are wondering what is very live debate. it is in the uk a - lot of mps are wondering what is the way forward. this church behind me, allowing us closer tonight, they have removed the area and this church behind me, allowing us closer tonight, they have removed the area and the sorcerer david was holding his surgery on friday lunchtime without a care in the world, without having to think about that security that has become such a topical issue in the 48 hours or so since his death. i think it is reflected in his family statement that they want people to show that love and kindness, to show that tolerance and understanding and to dial down the political rhetoric that some people have been involved with, both verbally on television, radio and on social media, and making specific reference to that in but it does show that this debate is very much alive here in the uk at the moment and many answers, many and
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suggestions coming forward and they have taken a very close view of this to see whether or not something should be changed. it's certainly the focus here in his hometown, the town he wanted to turn into a city is not so much these wider issues, still very much brought for them tonight and tonight they're just remembering the man himself, the man with a saw as their own mp. thank ou ve with a saw as their own mp. thank you very much- — a us charity has confirmed the kidnapping of 17 people in haiti associated with its christian missionary work. the group were taken off a bus after a visit to an orphanage. a statement from the christian aid ministries says the group includes five men, seven women, and five children. haiti has one of the highest rates of kidnapping in the world, due to a lack of security. our north america correspondent nomia iqbal had this to say. just a quick mention on the christian aid ministries, for people who might not know with the organisation is, it's a charity that's got a long
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history of working in the caribbean nation, founded in 1981 in ohio, here in america, and their mission statement is to go around the world and to help in emergencies, they get food and clothing. these groups are not without their controversy, of course, but this is a very large organisation that has operations in many, many parts of the world. they are the only ones so far that have confirmed this kidnapping. we are still waiting from some comment from the us government, from the embassy. we have received a statement from the us state department which just says that they are looking into the reports, but they have said the safety of americans abroad is one of their highest priorities. and in haiti, kidnapping does seem to have become almost an industry? it really has, which is such an unfortunate thing to say about haiti. it's a country that's in deep turmoil and has been for many years
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because of a succession of political and economic crises. it's a country that's lawless, so you have rival factions that are trying to compete for power, there's armed gangs that roam around the capital, port—au—prince, who kidnap people because they can make money through the ransom demands. and one human rights group on the ground said that in the first three quarters of 2021, there were 600 kidnappings. and last year in the same period, there were 231 — so that gives you a sense of how things have really escalated. there was a kidnapping back in april where they said very much that these kidnappings are done by chance, and even before the kidnappings that we have heard of this weekend, lots of business groups and professional associations on the ground have been calling for an indefinite strike to protest that decline in security. a few stories in brief now. at least 25 people have been killed
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and others are missing in the southern indian state of kerala, after heavy rain caused landslides and floods. homes were damaged and trees and power lines were brought down. many towns and villages remain cut off. the indian military are assisting emergency teams. the former us president bill clinton has left hospital, where he'd been receiving treatment for an infection. the 75—year—old thanked health care workers as he walked out of the university of california's irvine medical centre where he was admitted five days ago. he was accompanied by his wife hillary. the us real estate heir, robert durst, has been hospitalised with covid, just days after he was sentenced to life in prison. on thursday, he was found guilty of murdering his best friend susan berman in 2000, to stop her talking to the police about his wife's disappearance. the 78—year—old has other medical issues and is on a ventilator. hungary's opposition parties have been holding primaries to decide which joint candidate will run next year against the populist prime minister viktor orban — with the catchphrase
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"anyone but orban". and they've now decided who this will be. i'm joined now by our central europe correspondent, nick thorpe, who's in budapest. who has emerged victorious in what we need to know about them. 7 the we need to know about them. ? the runner was — we need to know about them. ? the runner was in _ we need to know about them. ? the runner was in a _ we need to know about them. ? tuaz runner was in a runoff we need to know about them. ? tta: runner was in a runoff with we need to know about them. ? tt2 runner was in a runoff with a centreleft candidate of the democratic coalition. he's 49 years old, an independent conservative, he's the mayor of a central hungarian city. he was really unknown untiljust a couple years ago when he won that election against the governing party. as a father of seven children, he's rather an unusual candidate from this which is very depicted by the governing party as a leftist. but he
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has emerged as a conservative, and this is very much what he was campaigning on — so really, as a surprise candidate, the only person who, in his own words, it would stand a chance for this united six party coalition alliance of opposition parties, of really challenging viktor orban, who has been a really strong leader of hungry for the last 12 years stop what he's up against quite a strong political machine. now? he is indeed, what makes them so unusual is he's charismatic, victor orban has really ruled the roost in hungry for so long, the opposition haven't really got a word in edge weights for so long. but the ruling party is very strong indeed, it has a very organised political machine across the country, it has 576 separate media outlets and some of its supporters have actually called a large rally even before this
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opposition primary as a show of strength on hungry�*s national day which will be on 20 october —— 23 october, six months away from a general election, and hungry has been electrified politically by the re—emergence of the opposition and the emergence of a new leader of the opposition in the figure of peter marki—zay. so opposition in the figure of peter marki-zay-_ marki-zay. so there is a real contest here _ marki-zay. so there is a real contest here now, _ marki-zay. so there is a real contest here now, but - marki-zay. so there is a real contest here now, but if - marki-zay. so there is a real. contest here now, but if victor orban wins again after a decade in power already, what might that mean for hungry? and for hungry in europe? it's been pretty controversial. tt europe? it's been pretty controversial.— europe? it's been pretty controversial. ., controversial. it has, looking at this from viktor _ controversial. it has, looking at this from viktor orban's - this from viktor orban's perspective, he believes he can run, his party is running neck and neck with the opposition, and he's really moving from being simply a hungarian leader, he wants to be the leader of the right in europe. he sees an opportunity for this to really lead
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other right—wing parties, for example, in italy, poland, many countries in europe — he would like to represent this strong pro— sovereignty, strong nationalist vision of europe right across the eu. . ~ ., , vision of europe right across the eu. ., , ., vision of europe right across the eu. nick thorpe, thanks very much. sto you're watching bbc news — the headlines... stop s... the family of mp sir david amess, killed in a knife attack on friday, call on people to set aside hatred, show kindness and love, and work towards togetherness. an american christian organisation has confirmed that 17 missionaries and family members have been kidnapped in haiti. let's get more on our top story now — the investigation into the killing here in the uk of the mp sir david amess. the speaker of the house of commons, who helps oversee security around mps, says lessons must be learned, after what he called a "hideous killing".
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mps are warning of increasing hostility towards politicians. our political correspondent damian grammaticas has more details. in leigh—on sea today, more tributes for sir david amess. many have come from his constituents, but some were from his neighbouring mps. the killing of one of their number has shaken many. this morning across the airwaves, they had stories of how they too have faced threats. do you feel safe doing yourjob going around your constituency? no, not really, if i'm honest. mps are treated as if we weren't humans. | what we have seen is the encouragement of a climate often of hostility towards members of parliament. i have had people writing. in my office will, "andrea, why don't you kill yourself?" the staff are pretty scared most of the time. i had a threat to abduct my children.
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another essex mp who came today was andrew rosindell, notjust a parliamentary neighbour, but a friend of sir david's. there is now obviously a fear there is bad people out there who want to do harm. and david is a victim of that. so i'm afraid it will change things. some mps have had guards before now. the review of mps' safety may consider if this should be offered to all. order, order! the speaker of the commons, who has overseen the review, says mps have to be protected but with democracy and openness too. i i don't want to go into a knee jerkl reaction to say what we need to do. tragically, we have lost our friends, sir david amess. . our thoughts are with his family. i i want to say we must do the righti thing and we have to make the best come out of this hideous, - hideous killing of our colleague. and what i would say is that we will look. at all different measures. and those measures may involve more than just protecting physical venues. some say a culture of abuse and threats online
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has to be tackled too. the mp chairing the committee looking at the new online harms bill says people shouldn't be able to hide their identities. if a social media company does allow someone to use a false name when they create an account, that company should hold enough information about the individual so police can access it as part of an investigation and users should know even if they are not using their real name when they post, they can and will be identified if they create and cause harm to other people. so the repercussions of this killing may go far. but first, tomorrow, the nation's politicians will meet in parliament to remember sir david amess. damian grammaticas, bbc news. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here'sjohn watson. newcastle's first game since the club's saudi arabia—backed takeover ended in a defeat by tottenham to intensify the pressure on manager steve bruce. they remain without a win in the league this season. the match was halted in the 40th
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minute because of a medical emergency in the crowd. tanguy n'dombele, harruy kane, and son heung min all on target for tottenham at st james' park as steve bruce headed down the tunnel at the end of his 1,000th game in charge. and, whilst it felt like the beggining of a new era, before the game there was a reminder of the controversial nature of the multi—million—pound takeover, with the human rights abuses the state stands accused of, notably the murder of the journalist jamal khasoggi — something which it denies. we have to defend better, and there's one problem at the moment. we've tried to be a bit more adventurous, tried to be a bit more on the front foot, if that's the word, be a bit better to watch. but, unfortunately, as soon as we open ourselves up a little bit, we concede, and that's a big problem at the minute. . in the early premier league match, everton missed the chance
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to move into the top four — after losing 1—0 at home to west ham. it was the visitors who finally broke the deadlock with 15 minutes to go. angelo ogbonna headed in for his first goal of the season, and everton�*s first home defeat. west ham move up to sixth, above everton on goal difference. we deserved it because of the way we played. i thought we had a lot of the ball. we could've done a bit cleaner and a bit more precise at times, but maybe we could have been at the front earlier. bayern munich are back on top of the bundesliga after thrashing bayer leverkusen 5—1. robert lewandoski and serge gnabry with two goals each and thomas muller added the other. augsburg and bielefeld played out a one—all draw. in spain, barcelona went behind early on at home to valencia, but lead 2—1 — a memphis depay penalty putting the hosts ahead. the catalan giants started the day ninth in the table, having picked upjust12 points from their opening seven matches.
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the 2—0 loss to atletico madrid before the international break was expected to be ronald koeman�*s final match in charge of barcelona. however, the dutchman has kept his position at the helm for now. wins also on sunday for vallecano and sevilla. serie a leaders napoli have continued their perfect start to the league campaign with a win over torino. victor osimhen�*s goal helping them matching a club record for their best start in their long serie a history. elsewhere, atalanta ran riot away to empoli — a 4—1 victory there. and juventus are currently 1—0 up against roma, moise keane with the goal. and things have just got underway at indian wells, as victoria azarenka faces paula badosa in the women's final. she could become the first three time singles champion at the tournamnet. later on, cameron norrie will play the most important match of his career. the brit will play nikiloz basilashvili in the men's final.
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his run of form has been so impressive of late that he's due to become the new british men's number one. the nerves are still there, i think i'm just dealing with the situation and learning from the experiences. and it's never easy to go out in a place in the final like i did today. and i came through and played a good game, i served well and had my spots in the big moments. ifeel like i'm trusting myself more and more. he will go into that final later the favourite. that's all the sport for now. thanks very much. the grand mosque in mecca in saudi arabia has dropped social distancing measures — it's now operating at full capacity for the first time since the start of the covid pandemic. markers on the floor to help
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worshippers stay socially distanced have now been removed, allowing visitors to pray as they used to — shoulder—to—shoulder. the bbc�*s alanjohnston told us more about the changes brought in from today. that black cube structure in the centre of the mosque courtyard, known as the kaaba, is the point at which muslims all over the world pray each day. and this is one of the really great gathering points of the world, we're used to seeing worshipers in large numbers pressing up towards that central point and moving around the mosque compound en masse. but of course, under the conditions of the coronavirus pandemic, that had to stop — social distancing measures were introduced, and you would see worshipers there spaced out in ranks quite far apart, looking strikingly unfamiliar, and it lost perhaps some of the atmosphere you'd get when you have large numbers of worshipers devout in unrestrained ways. but today is all about change, the markers on the floor were taken up and, as you said, people in the first time
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since the pandemic began were able to pray there as normal, shoulder—to—shoulder. at the same time, though, some restrictions remain — people have to be double vaccinated to enter the mosque compound and they have to wear face masks while they're there. alanjohnson alan johnson there. a russian film crew has left the international space station after ending production of the first movie to be filmed in space. actress yulia peresild and director klim shipenko spent neary two weeks in space filming scenes for the feature. they landed safely in kazakhstan this morning. parvin kumar ramchurn reports. the film—makers blasted off in the space earlier this month at the start of their mission. —— into space. a cosmonautjoined them as they tackled the tricky task of shooting scenes for the film entitled the challenge. undocking confirmed. a similar idea to film and space was by tom cruise, together with nasa and spacex.
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but the russian crew beat them to it. the plot is believed to centre around a doctor who is sent to save the life of a cosmonaut. translation: we landed well today. everything went as expected. oleg did a greatjob. i'm actually a little sad because we thought 12 days was a long time — but when it was over, we didn't want to leave. around 40 minutes of footage shot in space will appear in the finished movie. the return of the dramatists to planet earth was also captured on film and will be included in the future. touchdown confirmed. —— in the future. translation: this whole flight is a collection of memorable - moments and challenges that were interesting to overcome. and of course, the launch and landing are incomparable. the mission to send dramatists into space is being seen as a coup for the russian space industry. it's faced stiff competition in recent years from the likes of the us, china, and india. parvin kumar ramchurn, bbc news.
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a union representing about 60,000 behind—the—scenes workers in hollywood has reached a tentative deal with producers, averting a strike that threatened to cause widespread industry disruption. the international alliance of theatrical stage employees union, which includes camera operators, make—up artists, sound technicians and others, had threatened to strike from monday. shutdowns from the covid—19 pandemic had caused a production backlog that led to crews working up to 14 hours a day to feed programming to streaming services. and let me show you these pictures from the canary islands of spain where officials say there's no end in sight to the volcanic eruption that began a month ago. a regional leader said scientists saw no signs of an imminent cessation of the lava flows that have displaced seven thousand people and destroyed more than 1,000 buildings on the island of la palma. spain's national geographical
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institute recorded forty—two seismic movements there on sunday. you're watching bbc news, thanks for being with us. now, it's time for a look at the weather with matt taylor. hello there. it was a pretty mild day, temperatures peaking in cardiff coast at 20 c. a mild night follows there tonight. clear skies here and there, but to the north and west, patchy light rain and drizzle, heavy rain getting close to northern ireland, wales and the southwest later in the night. temperatures mid—october generally overnight in the mid— single figures, 10— 13 for quite a few in the morning. we got sunshine first thing, parts of east anglia and the southeast lasting longest across the southeast corner because we will have rain in the west to begin with, that rain spreads its way northwards in eastwards, heavy at times. cloudy skies in the afternoon but sunshine or cloud, it'll be a case of temperatures still above where it should be at time of year. there are
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parts of scotland, east anglia, so that rain still heavy in places, more wet weather arriving from the southwest later on and some pretty wet and windy weather to come to the first half of the week, but after a mild start it'll turn colder later on. see you after.
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hello, this is bbc news. the headlines. �*our hearts are shattered', the family of mp sir david amess call on people to set aside hatred, show kindness and love, and work towards togetherness the home secretary, priti patel, says she is looking at a "whole spectrum" of measures to better protect mps , including on social media. i think it is fair to say that we all have to be incredibly self aware, conscientious as to how we
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conduct our business and put safety front and centre of this. the ceremony for new environmental award the earthshot prize is underway —— hosted by the duke of cambridge and after almost two weeks —— the bbc understands that brighton and hove city council have reached a deal with the unions to end the bin strike in the city and, baring it all forart, the new photoshoot from artist spencer tunick involves hundreds of people getting their clothes off at the dead sea in israel now on bbc news, it's time for our world — the battle for the channel. it's a game of cat and mouse played in a ribbon of sea between britain and france that pits people smugglers against police patrols and governments against each other. we have offered to the french many times for us to deploy british officers onto the beaches — it's not
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something they feel that they need.

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