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tonight at ten: the family of the mp sir david amess, stabbed at a constituency surgery, say they've been overwhelmed by the public�*s support. they describe him as a man of peace, and they're broken by his killing. those repsonsible for security at parliament say his death must force change. we've got 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. police search a number of addresses in london, as part of their investigation. and the man arrested following the killing has been named as 25—year—old ali harbi ali. also tonight... what future for afghan women and girls under taliban rule? we have a special report.
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don't you think the women and girls in your country deserve to know when they can go back to their education, when they can go back to theirjobs? the duke of cambridge reveals the winners of his earthshot prize. five £1 million awards to help save the planet. has it got enough legs? no, the catch! and, a shock in cricket's t—20 world cup, as scotland beat bangladesh. good evening. the family of the conservative mp sir david amess, who was stabbed
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to death during a constituency surgery, say they've been overwhelmed by the public�*s support. in a statement, they said their hearts had been shattered by his killing. the suspect in custody 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. a significant search operation at a large family house in london, as the counter terrorism 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.
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he went to school in croydon in south london. a few years ago, he was referred to the prevent scheme, which is designed to stop people being drawn into terrorism. he was not an mi5 subject of interest. in leigh—on—sea, the murdered mp was being remembered at a series of church services. our community has been really rocked by the death of sir david amess. in a statement, sir david's family said they were "absolutely broken" and then... and as the town mourned its long—serving member of parliament, we learned more details about how sir david's parliamentary assistant
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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 and organising the people outside came running in to 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's 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. so this isn't about just about saying, "let's go for option a, have bodyguards or security." there's a panoply of measures and we have to be proportionate in terms of the risk individuals are subject to. sir david was allegedly murdered in this church hall by a man who'd apparently booked an appointment to see him, but his killing may change forever how british politics works. daniel sandford, bbc news.
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the speaker of the house of commons, who helps oversee security around mps, says lessons must be learned after what he called the "hideous killing" of sir david. 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 from neighbouring mps. the killing of one of their number has shaken many. this morning, across the airwaves, they had stories of how they too had faced threats. i do you feel safe doing yourjobi going around your constituency? not really, no, if i'm honest. mps are treated as if we weren't humans. what we've seen is the encouragement of a climate often of hostility _ towards members of parliament. i've had people writing in my office wall, "andrea,
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why don't you kill yourself?" my staff are pretty scared most of the time. i had a threat to - abduct my children. another essex mp who came to davies andrew rosindell, notjust a parliamentary neighbour but a friend of sir david. now there's obviously a fear that there's bad people out there that want to do harm and david is a victim of that. so i'm afraid it will change...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's overseeing the review, says mps have to be protected but democracy and openness too. i don't want to go into a knee—jerk reaction to say what we need to do. tragically, we've lost our friend sir david amess. our thoughts are with his family. and what i want to say is that we've got to do the right thing and that we've got to make the best come out of this hideous, hideous
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killing of our colleague. 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 has to be tackled too. the mp chairing the committee looking at the 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 their account, that company should hold enough data and information about that individual so that the police can get access to that with a court order as part of an investigation and users should know that even if they're 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. our correspondent, duncan kennedy,
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is in leigh—on—sea. sir is in leigh—on—sea. david's family say they have been sir david's family say they have been overwhelmed by the public support and that the mountain of flowers behind you at the scene where he was stabbed is evidence of that, clearly?— that, clearly? absolutely. it is evidence on _ that, clearly? absolutely. it is evidence on what _ that, clearly? absolutely. it is evidence on what has - that, clearly? absolutely. it is evidence on what has been . that, clearly? absolutely. it is- evidence on what has been another very sombre day here, culminating tonight in the removal of the police cordoned, allowing us to come close to the church for the first time since sir david lost his life on friday. and also culminating tonight in this really heartbreaking statement from the family. indeed, they use the word we are broken within it and then they made these a urgings and pleadings for people to show love and say that no matter what race, religious or political beliefs you have, people should show tolerance and understanding between themselves. the statement comes as dozens and dozens of people came to lay their flowers here today and of
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course their cards, one of which said tonight simply, "thank you to a great man". elsewhere, there has been another church service, this time at st michael's. in fact, the church opposite son david's constituency office. an emotional occasion for people who knew and worked for sir david. sir david himself was described as a man of compassion, a man of faith and a man of honour. , ., ~ , ., compassion, a man of faith and a man of honour. , ., ~ i. , ~ of honour. duncan, thank you. dunkel kennedy live — of honour. duncan, thank you. dunkel kennedy live for— of honour. duncan, thank you. dunkel kennedy live for us in _ of honour. duncan, thank you. dunkel kennedy live for us in essex. - a murder inquiry is underway in glasgow, after a 14—year—old boy was stabbed in the city. justin mclaughlin was found seriously injured at high street train station yesterday and later died in hospital. the attack, which police described as "a shocking act of violence in broad daylight," is thought to have taken place on a platform. its been a month since the taliban banned girls
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from secondary schools across most of afghanistan, and women, except for those in the public health sector, haven't been allowed to return to work. the fear is they're being treated once again as second class citizens under a hardline taliban regime. the bbc has now obtained exclusive access to the former women s affairs ministry in the capital, kabul, that's now been replaced by the feared taliban vice and virtue ministry. our correspondent yogita limaye has sent us this report. at 17, her life — with all its possibilities — has been shut down. before the taliban took over, she would have been preparing the school, along with her brother, each morning. now afghan girls face the biggest rollback in human rights in recent times.
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at the top of her class, she wanted to be a doctor. the family lives hand—to—mouth and education was their path to a better future. under an all—male taliban regime, women are disappearing from public life. they haven't been allowed to return to work yet. those who march to claim back their rights have been beaten. we met one of the protesters who were slashed with electric cables in kabul.
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till august, she supported herfamily of six. now, she's out of a job. the taliban are keen to show they're more moderate than their last time in power. their actions so far belie the claims. this used to be the women's affairs ministry, which no longer exists under the taliban government. it's been replaced by the ministry of vice and virtue, which is to be the most feared section of the previous taliban regime. what future do women have in an afghanistan
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ruled by the taliban, we are here to ask. it's hard to imagine afghan women journalists would get to question the taliban like this. surrounded by their men, i asked a taliban spokesman when girls could go back to school, women to work. your government, your leaders have said that women should not return to work right now because of the security situation. you said the same thing about girls going to secondary schools. so it's not true that you have allowed them and they are not going. how much time? don't you think the women and girls in your country deserve to know
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when they can go back to their education, when they can go back to theirjobs? they are the future of afghanistan, but half of this country's population has no place in it right now. afghan girls are asking if the world will hold the taliban to account. yogita limaye, bbc news, kabul. at least 26 people have died and others are missing after heavy rain caused landslides and floods in the southern indian state of kerala. homes were damaged and trees and power lines have been brought down. many towns and villages remain cut off. the indian military are assisting emergency teams. here, the government's latest coronavirus figures show, there were 45,140 new infections
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recorded in the latest 24—hour period, which means there were 42,869 cases per day in the past week. there were another 57 deaths, that's of people who died within 28 days of a positive test. on average, there were 122 deaths per day in the past week. on vaccinations, 85.9% of the population aged 12 and over, have had their first dose and 78.9% have been double jabbed. the winners of the duke of cambridge's inaugural earthshot prize have been announced. the awards celebrated the five entrants who came up with the most innovative solutions to environmental problems. each received £1 million at a ceremony at the alexandra palace in london. our science editor david shukman was there. each year, we will award five £1 million prizes to those who we believe can transform our chances of repairing our planet. inspired by the missions
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to the moon, the aim is to heal planet earth, to try to tackle the most serious environmental problems. the ceremony to hand out the awards, a call to action from sir david attenborough. we don't have eternity. we need to do this now and over the next ten years, and if we put our minds to it, i believe we can do that. cheering and applause congratulations to coral vita. the winning teams are mostly small but with big potential. a project to grow coral in the bahamas, using special tanks to speed up the process of restoring reefs. a portable machine developed in india to turn agricultural waste into fertiliser so that farmers don't burn their fields and cause air pollution. and a clever design in thailand using renewable energy to make hydrogen. winning this prize is recognition that we are going in
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the right direction. it will support us to go into mass production and it will boost us towards our goal of accelerating the access of green hydrogen for everyone. the eartshot to build a waste—free world goes to... the city of milan. another global challenge is waste and the city of milan wins a prize for collecting unused food and giving it to people who need it most. the final prize for restoring nature went to costa rica, a country that once cleared most of its forests but has now doubled the number of trees. the plan now is for the winning projects to be scaled up so that they can make a real difference globally. we will have to see how well that works out in the practice but in any event, they'll offer something badly needed in the run—up to the climate summit in glasgow next month — a sense of optimism.
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david shukman, bbc news. now, with all the sport, here'sjohn watson, at the bbc sport centre. good evening. the men's t20 cricket world cup began a year later than planned, as scotland produced a result worth waiting for, beating bangladesh to boost their hopes of qualifying for the main group stage. oman also won on the opening day of the tournamnet, one england will ultimately hope to win to add to their 50 over triumph. joe wilson reports. an arabian night, a true world cup story. scotland were facing the best team in this first group stage, bangladesh, ranked far higher. their captain coet said didn't score. a bangladesh party complete with balloons. but chris greaves in only his second international match made 45 in scotland's total was 140, with that, just a sense that anything could happen. bangladesh batted and
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quickly faulted and then grieves bowled and equipped true great of modern cricket walloped it straight to the fielder. mil modern cricket walloped it straight to the fielder.— to the fielder. all smiles for the scots! that _ to the fielder. all smiles for the scots! that was _ to the fielder. all smiles for the scots! that was the _ to the fielder. all smiles for the scots! that was the moment . to the fielder. all smiles for the | scots! that was the moment not to the fielder. all smiles for the - scots! that was the moment not yet the match- — scots! that was the moment not yet the match. scotland _ scots! that was the moment not yet the match. scotland had _ scots! that was the moment not yet the match. scotland had to - scots! that was the moment not yet the match. scotland had to hold - the match. scotland had to hold their nerve and the catches. balloons intact but the mood had burst. a . , balloons intact but the mood had burst. �* ., ., , , balloons intact but the mood had burst. 1, ., , , , , burst. bangladesh finished six runs short. it is burst. bangladesh finished six runs short- it is a _ burst. bangladesh finished six runs short. it is a great _ burst. bangladesh finished six runs short. it is a great night _ burst. bangladesh finished six runs short. it is a great night for - short. it is a great night for scotland!— short. it is a great night for scotland! ., ., ., ., ., scotland! scotland have two more matches in _ scotland! scotland have two more matches in this _ scotland! scotland have two more matches in this stage _ scotland! scotland have two more matches in this stage but - scotland! scotland have two more matches in this stage but the - scotland! scotland have two more | matches in this stage but the route to the big league is wide open. this world cup was moved to the arabian peninsula the covid security reasons. 0man overwhelmed papa new guinea in the opening game. chasing the winning total without losing a wicket. for scotland, it's papa new guinea on tuesday. joe wilson, bbc news. newcastle united faced tottenham today, their first premier league game since the saudi backed takeover of the club. the match had to be temporarily
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suspended after a medical emergency in the crowd. katie gornall�*s report does reveal the score from today's game. singing st james's park reawa kened, stjames's park reawakened, after the doom and gloom of mike ashley's 14 year reign, he was something completely different, a celebration. despite the controversies surrounding the new saudi arabian backed owners. i surrounding the new saudi arabian backed owners.— backed owners. i cannot wait. it's amazinu! backed owners. i cannot wait. it's amazing! i'm _ backed owners. i cannot wait. it's amazing! i'm hoping _ backed owners. i cannot wait. it's amazing! i'm hoping when - backed owners. i cannot wait. it's amazing! i'm hoping when we - backed owners. i cannot wait. it's amazing! i'm hoping when we go| backed owners. i cannot wait. it's i amazing! i'm hoping when we go in, the atmosphere _ amazing! i'm hoping when we go in, the atmosphere will _ amazing! i'm hoping when we go in, the atmosphere will be _ amazing! i'm hoping when we go in, the atmosphere will be great - amazing! i'm hoping when we go in, the atmosphere will be great and i the atmosphere will be great and it's a _ the atmosphere will be great and it's a new— the atmosphere will be great and it's a new start. it�*s the atmosphere will be great and it's a new start.— the atmosphere will be great and it's a new start. it's nothing to do with politics. _ it's a new start. it's nothing to do with politics, just _ it's a new start. it's nothing to do with politics, just football. - with politics, just football. football, _ with politics, just football. football, money, - with politics, just football. football, money, we - with politics, just football. football, money, we are l with politics, just football. i football, money, we are rich! with politics, just football. football, money, we are rich! that's all that matters. _ football, money, we are rich! that's all that matters. it _ football, money, we are rich! that's all that matters. it will _ football, money, we are rich! that's all that matters. it will be _ football, money, we are rich! that's all that matters. it will be an - all that matters. it will be an amazing atmosphere, everyone is really excited. i think it willjust be an atmosphere we haven't seen for quite some time here.— quite some time here. inside, there was a festival _ quite some time here. inside, there was a festival atmosphere. - quite some time here. inside, there was a festival atmosphere. with - quite some time here. inside, there| was a festival atmosphere. with new faces in the directors box and a
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familiar one in the dugout, although few expected steve bruce's 1000 gaming few expected steve bruce's1000 gaming management to arrive here. at times, he felt like an unwelcome guest at a party but the game was marred by medical emergency and the crowd which saw play suspended for 24 minutes. fans and players alerted medical staff, allowing a supporter to receive treatment before being stabilised and taken to hospital. when the game resumed, newcastle found themselves on the end of a 3— to defeat. the early optimism had gone. defeat means newcastle remain second bottom of the premier league, with just three points all season. it's a stark reminder of the scale of the task ahead for the new owners who have some big decisions to make. katie gornall�*s, bbc news. saracens humilated bath in rugby union's premiership, winning by 71—17 at the rec. they ran in ten tries and were already 45 points up without reply at half time, as they climb to third. it leaves bath rooted to the bottom, this their heaviest home defeat in the competition. a reminder the new men's british number one cameron norrie
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is in action in the final of indian wells from midnight tonight, you can follow live commentary on bbc radio 5live. that though is all from me for now. clive. john, thank you for that. that's it. there's more throughout the evening on the bbc news channel. but now on bbc one, time for the news where you are. have a very good night.
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hello. well, it's time to have a look at the weather for the week ahead. and it's looking very changeable, very, very mild. let's have a look at the jet stream first — some big patterns here, big peaks and troughs, you can see a peak going over greenland there, trough in the north atlantic, then peaking again across western parts of europe. and when we see this sort of pattern, that gives us an indication there'll be a lot of mixing in the atmosphere between the northern and southern climes — so pulses of cooler air pushed up ahead, then back
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to cooler air again. lots of low pressures forming in the north atlantic as a result of these temperature contrasts as well, and towards the end of the week it looks like it will turn a little bit colder. so let's summarise what the next few days will look like — bouts of heavy rain particularly across western areas with low pressures approaching, that also means gale force winds, but we will also see a lot of mild air, very mild air, in fact, streaming in from the azores. now this is the weather map for monday — and a big low pressure with winds blowing around it like so, that low pressure is also scooping up that mild air from the south. see, the mild south—westerlies here. so outbreaks of rain during the course of monday, moving across the uk and, despite the cloud and the rain with those warm south—westerlies, temperatures will get up to around 16—18 celsius. and it stays cloudy with these mild south—westerlies into tuesday, as well — in fact, we're expecting another weather front to approach us early on tuesday morning, and that spells another bout of heavy rain across
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the west and the southwest. look at the morning on tuesday — 15 celsius, that's exceedingly mild for this time of year. now here's a weather front that's moving across the uk during the course of tuesday and, in this sort of situation, most of the rain usually falls around parts of wales, the northwest of england, as well. there could be some problems with local flooding. that rain will be quite persistent and, when we have these mild south—westerlies, it's often the case that there is a lot of moisture in the atmosphere, and all that rain falls, then we have some problems at times. but in the southeast of the country on tuesday, temperatures could even get up to 20—21 celsius if the clouds break — it really all depends on the cloud cover. now here's the forecast into wednesday — so an area of rain across the uk, it's not raining everywhere — in fact, look at that, northeastern scotland may actually end up being quite bright if not sunny, and even for a time we will see some sunshine developing across parts of the midlands and maybe the southeast, as well. and again, up to around 18 celsius, but we are starting to see those
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temperatures drop across northern areas midweek — and that's because the wind direction's changing. remember all that mixing in the atmosphere i showed you early on? so here comes the northerly winds — just ahead of it in the south, we've got that westerly to south—westerly and possibly gale force winds with the mild air and outbreaks of rain in the south. so 14 in london, but a lot colder there, around 8—9 in scotland. no it'll calm down briefly on monday, we've got low pressures — one across scandinavia, one in the atlantic — but this ridge of high pressure briefly builds, the winds die down, as well, so i think the best day of the week will be friday, at least overall. look at the temperatures — just around 9—10 in the north, 12 celsius in the south, so closer to the seasonal norm. and here's the outlook really for the following weekend — it'll turn unsettled once again, so that fine weather we'll going to get on friday willjust be the one day. that's it for me, bye—bye.
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hello. this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment. first, the headlines. �*0ur 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. two best friends who grow coral and the country of costa rica are among the winners of the first ever earthshot prizes, a new environmental award presented by the duke of cambridge and after almost two weeks, brighton and hove city council have reached a deal with the unions to end the bin strike in the city.

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