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This is BBC News.
I'm Martine Croxall.
The headlines at 9pm...
Police launched a murder enquiry
into the death of another Russian
exile in London, they say there is
nothing to link this to the
poisoning in Salisbury. An
18-year-old is convicted of
attempted murder following the Tube
bombing in west London. Ahmed Hassan
was on the government's
On the face of it, he was
engaged in the programme but coming
back to his devious nature, he kept
it very secretive nature to what he
was planning as nobody around Jim
knew what his plot was.
Is the Beast back?
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-- insists there will
be no border checks.
A murder inquiry has been launched
into the death of a Russian
businessman in London on Monday.
A post-mortem has concluded
Nikolai Glushkov died
from compression to the neck,
suggesting he was strangled.
Detectives say there's nothing
at this stage to link the murder
with the poisoning in Salisbury
of Sergei Skripal and his daughter.
Boris Johnson says he believes it's
'overwhelmingly likely' that
President Putin personally ordered
the attack on Mr Skripal.
The Kremlin has called his comments
shocking and unforgivable.
Our diplomatic correspondent
James Landale's report
contains flash photography.
Boris Johnson brought
the Polish Foreign Minister
to a Battle of Britain Museum today,
a memorial to a war
fought in the air.
Every single plane that Britain
had was up in the sky.
The Foreign Secretary used
the opportunity to push forward
Britain's current battle
with Russia, fought this
time over the airwaves,
blaming Vladimir Putin personally
for the nerve agent
attack in Salisbury.
Our quarrel is with Putin's Kremlin,
and with his decision.
And we think it overwhelmingly
likely that it was his decision
to direct the use of a nerve agent
on the streets of the UK,
the streets of Europe, for the first
time since the Second World War.
That is why we are
at odds with Russia.
The Kremlin spokesmen
issued an angry statement,
saying that mentioning
President Putin's name in connection
with the attack was shocking and
unpardonable diplomatic misconduct.
The Kremlin also confirmed that some
British diplomats based
at the embassy in Moscow would be
expelled, and that an announcement
could come at any moment.
It is retaliation for the UK's
decision to expel 23 Russian
intelligence officers who will leave
London next Tuesday.
Again, Russia's Foreign Minister
denied any involvement
in the Salisbury attack.
TRANSLATION: I don't want to comment
on the current situation.
Let it stay on the conscience
of those who have started this
shameless, groundless business.
And as for the language
of the Defence Secretary?
TRANSLATION: He says Russia should
go away and shut up.
Maybe he lacks education.
I don't know.
Officials at the Foreign Office
believe the robustness of Britain's
response and the unity
of the Western allies
has surprised Russia,
and they say they are ready for any
retaliation coming from Moscow.
As one source said, we have more
stuff in the locker.
But amid the diplomatic war
of words, the Metropolitan Police
announced that a Russian businessman
who had been found dead
at his South West London home
on Monday, had been murdered.
The 68-year-old Nikolai Glushkov
was a former associate of known
opponents of President Putin.
Detectives said they were keeping
an open mind but there
was nothing to link his death
to the nerve agent attack.
In Salisbury, two weeks on,
police were still in protective gear
in investigating the attempted
murder of the former Russian
Sergei Skripal and his daughter,
Yulia, still making
the streets safe.
Simon Jones is outside
Nikolai Glushkov's house
in New Malden and has this update.
Police activity continues here at
the home of Mr Glushkov, as it has
throughout the week since his body
was discovered here on Monday
evening. The amount of police
activity throughout the week is
always suggested this was perhaps
more than an unexplained death, as
it has been labelled by the
Metropolitan Police at the start of
the week. Today we got confirmation
that the net are treating this as a
merger. Russian authorities during
the course of the afternoon through
the investigations committee first
labelled this as murder and they
next gave further details, the Met,
saying they were called to run
Monday evening and they called on
the counter unit because of
associations Mr Glushkov has had in
the past and a postmortem was
carried out yesterday and today it
was revealed the cause of death was
compression to the neck and at that
point the police were prepared to
said they believed this was possibly
a merger. They are stressing that at
the moment they see no direct links
to the events in Salisbury and they
say there is no question as far as
they are concerned of anybody being
poisoned here but they are concerned
with the links he has had with
Russia and the fact that he was
jailed in Russia for fraud and
money-laundering and he sought exile
in this country. He was also a
critic of President Putin and has
associated himself with other
critics of President Putin. That is
why so many questions have been
raised here and we have seen
officers coming and going throughout
the evening into those tents behind
me so still the search is very much
ongoing at the home here, as the
police seek further answers.
Our World Affairs Correspondent
Richard Galpin is in
Moscow with the latest
on the murder investigation.
This is another very
the fact that British police believe
that yet another Russian exile,
someone else who was granted asylum
in Britain, is believed
to have been murdered.
The British police are launching
what they say is a murder
investigation into the death
of Nikolai Glushkov.
Mr Glushkov is someone who fled
to Britain 14 years ago.
He had been put in prison in Russia
prior to that for about five years.
The key points or one of the key
points is that he was a close
associate of Boris Berezovsky,
a friend and he helped to run one
of his companies while in Russia.
Boris Berezovsky was certainly
viewed by the Kremlin
and Putin as being enemy number one.
Berezovsky himself died
about four or five years ago.
That was deemed to be
suicide by many people,
although at his inquest
there were questions
about this and one forensic
scientist appeared dramatically
towards the end of the inquest
to say that he believed that he had
not committed suicide
and he had been strangled.
In the case of Mr Glushkov,
the British police say that he did
die from compression to the neck.
The investigation does go
on but this is another very
important development amidst this
febrile atmosphere in relations
between London and Moscow.
Particularly after the comments
of Boris Johnson, in which he
directly accused Putin
of being involved in
the poisoning in Salisbury.
reporting from Moscow.
An Iraqi teenager who sought asylum
in the UK as a child has been found
guilty of the London tube bombing
at Parson's Green.
18-year-old Ahmed Hassan
left his bomb on a packed
underground train during rush hour.
The device only partially detonated
but injured 50 people.
It's emerged that Hassan
was on the government's
Prevent, while he was
plotting the attack.
The government says
there are lessons to be
learned from the case.
June Kelly reports.
Ahmed Hassan buying batteries
and screwdrivers in Asda -
everyday items but, for a violent
extremist, part of
his bomb-making kit.
He's asked for ID.
He may have looked young but Hassan
is said to be mature,
highly intelligent and calculating.
CCTV cameras captured his journey
as the following morning he left
home early with his bomb in a bag
and a murderous plan in his head.
He was setting off to cause carnage
on the London Underground system.
He made for a train and then,
a few stops down the District Line,
he got off, empty-handed,
his bomb on a timer left behind.
Just after the train pulled
into Parsons Green station,
the bomb detonated, creating
a massive fireball which rolled
down the carriage.
Passengers were left burning
and screaming in pain.
A gassy flare ran up
above my head, singed my hair.
There was panic all
around me on the train.
People were diving off the train.
Fortunately the doors were open
so I managed to get off the train.
My initial reaction was that there
was a fault on the train
rather than a device.
Hassan had strapped
shrapnel to the device -
nuts, bolts, screws and knives
to cause maximum death and injury.
It was said to be pure luck that his
bomb only partially exploded.
graphic shows the scene
in the carriage after the attack.
He had used the explosive TATP,
known as Mother of Satan.
At Parsons Green a major emergency
operation got under way.
were taken off the train,
injured commuters carried out
of the station.
Meanwhile, the teenage bomber left
London and went on the run.
The year before he declared
it was his duty to hate Britain
because his father had been killed
by coalition forces in Iraq.
At the time of his attack
he was on the government's
Prevent, aimed at turning people
away from terrorism.
He was very cunning and devious and,
on the face of it, Hassan
was engaged on the programme
but coming back to his devious
nature, he kept it very secretive
in relation to what he was doing,
what he was planning,
and nobody around him actually
knew what his plot was.
24 hours on from the attack,
firearms officers were surrounding
Hassan's house in Sunbury in Surrey.
Inside were his petrified
elderly foster parents,
Penny and Ron Jones.
This was a couple who had received
MBEs from the Queen for fostering
hundreds of children.
Ahmed Hassan repaid them
for giving him a home by secretly
building a bomb in their kitchen.
And it came out in court
that the teenager staying
in their spare bedroom had told
immigration officials he had been
kidnapped and trained to kill
by the Islamic State group.
It is understood the Joneses
were not given his full story.
After the bombing,
Hassan headed for Dover.
He was arrested as he tried to flee
the country which had given him
a home and an education
but for which he felt only hatred.
He will be sentenced next week.
Severe weather warnings for snow
and ice are in place for parts
of the UK this weekend.
The Met Office has forecast snow
for the eastern side of the UK
and temperatures could drop by 10
degress across the
country by Saturday.
Forecasters say that although it's
the same Siberian weather
as the "Beast from the East",
will not last as long.
Philip Avery has been comparing
the forthcoming subzero temperatures
with the balmy climate
of the past few days.
14.6 degrees in Northolt,
16 yesterday in Porthmadog.
In the north, the
north-east, eastern in
Scotland, they have had
a weather front giving
5 degrees, miserable and that
weather front is important.
Some interesting graphics...
Have a look at this!
Here is one that I made earlier!
That area of low pressure
in the Atlantic was a dominant
feature across us for a good part
of the past week but this is the
And that high pressure,
if you follow those isobars from
across the cold North Sea,
all that cold air picking up
the moisture from the
North Sea and I suspect
you know what comes next.
As early as tonight,
as you have suggested in
the introduction, we
will see that weather
front tumbling across
British Isles, persistent snow
across southern England and Wales,
through Saturday morning.
Becoming more showery
but snow showers and
all the while, because of that
easterly further north, there is a
complete supply of snow showers
running from the North Sea and the
eastern side of Scotland
and England, absolutely exposed.
Given the strength of the wind,
temperatures feeling like -6, -7 or
-8, some of those snow showers will
get across the Midlands and into
Wales, particularly eastern Wales.
The father of a female engineering
student allegedly attacked
by a group of women in Nottingham
has called for "justice"
for his daughter.
18-year-old Mariam Moustafa died
on Wednesday, nearly a month
after she was assaulted on a bus
in the city centre.
Nottinghamshire Police says
there is nothing to suggest
it was a hate crime,
although they are
"keeping an open mind".
Sima Kotecha sent us
the latest from Nottingham.
18-year-old Mariam Moustafa, an
engineering student in Nottingham.
Her family are from Egypt and came
here for a better life.
Her sister and father
described her as loving,
cheerful and intelligent.
Mariam was always looking
up, looking forward
for being in engineering.
She was a hard worker.
She always put all her effort
to being in engineering.
In February, as the teenager
was making her way to see her mother
and sister, she was attacked.
She caught a bus on this street
to try to get away from the girls.
However, they followed her.
Police say she was
punched several times.
She died on Wednesday.
This footage on social media shows
what happened on the bus.
You move out of my way,
you move out of my way!
Yesterday, police said there was no
information at this stage
to suggest it was a hate crime
but that they were
keeping an open mind.
She was discharged from hospital
after the attack but then she fell
ill and was readmitted.
That's when she went into a coma.
The family gave us these pictures.
For me to now think that she's gone,
I still feel like she's around me,
I feel like she's going to come
knocking on the door.
But that's not happening.
The Egyptian government,
as well as her family,
have called on the UK authorities
to bring those who did
this to justice quickly.
A 17-year-old girl was arrested
on suspicion of assault but has been
released on conditional bail.
In a tweet this afternoon,
the Foreign Secretary,
Boris Johnson, assured the Egyptian
authorities that Nottinghamshire
Police was investigating the case.
Sima Kotecha, BBC News, Nottingham.
Before the headlines, some breaking
news... Kent Police say officers are
investigating a fatal collision that
happened in Thanet. This is an
accident that happened on the 3rd of
February, police called to report
that a private ambulance overturned
in Ramsgate. In the early hours of
the morning on Saturday the 3rd of
February, the vehicle travelling
from the Minster roundabout and the
collision took place nearby. There
was a patient in the ambulance, a
66-year-old man, who died the
following day and two others
sustained injuries. It is only now
being treated as a fatal collision
because of further tests and
postmortem examinations were carried
out by the serious collision
investigation. A fatal collision
being investigated by Kent Police
and they are keen to hear from
anyone who has not yet spoken to
them about that accident. The
headlines... Police launch a murder
enquiry into the death of another
Russian exile in London, they say
there is nothing linking the death
to the poisoning in Salisbury.
Sergei Skripal and his daughter are
still critical in hospital and the
Foreign Secretary blames Vladimir
Putin for the attack. 18-year-old
Ahmed Hassan is convicted of
attempted murder following the
London Tube bombing. It has emerged
that he was on the government's
de-radicalisation problem. --
programme. All the sports news...
Hello. Fifa have formally approved
this evening the use of Video
Assistant Referees for the World
Cup. The council gave the green
light to the system at a meeting
today after trialling this at two
tournaments over the past two years.
VAR is already used in Germany and
Italy won the FA Cup adopted this
season. There are some teething
problems but their FIFA President
has said we need to live with The
Times. Jose Mourinho has launched an
astonishing 12 minute defence of Man
United being knocked out of the
Champions League this week. They
lost at home to Sevilla with the
performance hugely criticised,
particularly by the fans. He ranted
uninterrupted at a press conference
today, using notes Chewbacca biz
points about United's recent record
in Europe and the Premier League,
which he claims should put the
defeat in a different light.
not going to cry. Because I heard a
few boos, I will not disappear from
the tunnel, running admittedly. The
next match, I will be first to go
out. Then I was 20 years old I was
nobody in football and now, at 55, I
am what I am and I did what I did
because of work, because of my
talent and my mentality. I could be
in another country with the league
in the pocket. The count of league
that you win even before it starts,
but I am not, I'm here.
The door for
the Champions League quarterfinals
went on without Mourinho and Man
United and its biggest rivals were
drawn together, Liverpool and Man
City facing each other in the last
eight of the competition. The
quarterfinalists are taken from the
top four leagues in Europe, a repeat
of the final last year the Juventus
and Real Madrid and Barcelona and
Bayern Munich will be strong
favourites. The games take place in
successive weeks in April. The
Europa league draws... The
favourites kept apart, Atletico
Madrid drawn with Sporting Lisbon
and Arsenal face CSKA Moscow at a
time of strained relations between
Britain and Russia. After a week of
Irish domination at Cheltenham, the
Gold Cup provided an epic duel
between two English trained horses.
Native driver -- native river beat
Mite Bite. Both led throughout,
stride for stride for 22 fences,
more than three miles, before native
river pulled away after the final
jump, conquering the field and the
soft ground to improve on his third
place of last year. Champion jockey
Richard Johnson's second Gold Cup of
his career and a first for the
trainer, who prevented Nicky
Henderson winning the historic
treble of Champions Trophy, champion
chase and Gold Cup in the same year.
Richard Johnson was brilliant on
that horse, I do not think many Gold
cup winners do all the running and
jumping and you could see him
setting up the jobs, about six
strides out. That is a very long
stride and the horse would come
every time. He is away from the
fence very quickly as well. In
racing, that is very important.
he stays very well. A big day for
Colin Tizzard at Cheltenham. Much
more on the website. You can watch
the full 12 minute rant from Jose
Mourinho. We don't have time to play
it here but there is enough time to
bring you all of the sports news at
10:30pm... Spoilsport! Thank you
very much. We will see you later.
In Florida at least six people have
been killed after a newly built
bridge collapsed onto a busy
road in Miami.
The bridge had been put up in six
hours just six days ago
using a method called "accelerated
construction" to avoid
Ten people have been taken
to hospital and the emergency
services have been working
at the scene since last night.
Here's how the disaster unfolded.
The bridge at FIU just
collapsed out of nowhere.
There's cars stuck under there.
We tried to get people
out but we couldn't.
They were all stuck.
workers also fell from
I mean, it was horrible,
it was a disaster.
What I saw was it
slowly coming down,
and the dust and the cement just
shattering on top of the cars.
We exhausted last night
all of our search and rescue
capabilities in the hopes
of finding additional survivors.
We used auditory, we used visual,
we used our canines,
and we determined that there is no
That's why we transitioned
into this recovery mode.
South Africa's former president,
Jacob Zuma, has been
charged with corruption,
a month after he was ousted.
Mr Zuma denies the charges, which
relate to a multi-billion-dollar
arms deal completed in the 1990s.
The French arms manufacturer Thales
has also been charged.
Milton Nkosi reports.
The call for Jacob Zuma to have his
day in court has been a long time
He is facing 16 charges
of corruption, including fraud,
racketeering, and money-laundering.
The charges had been controversially
set aside nine years ago.
Paving the way for Mr Zuma
to become president.
The prosecuting authority says it
has more than 200 witnesses
lined up for this case.
This is going to be a long
and complicated trial.
After consideration of the matter,
I am of the view that there
are reasonable prospects
of a successful prosecution
of Mr Zuma on charges
listed in the indictment.
This case dates back
to the early 90s, when the state
purchased fighter jets,
patrol boats and other arms
in a massive defence overhaul now
known as the arms deal.
The charges relate to allegations
that Mr Zuma solicited bribes
for his personal benefit
from a French arms company
through his financial
adviser, Mr Shaikh.
He was tried and found
guilty of corruption.
Back in 2005.
But the former president has always
maintained his innocence.
This is what he told me
when I asked him about these
corruption allegations back in 2012.
There's nothing to clear my name of.
Mr Zuma is no stranger
Two years ago he was ordered
by the highest court in the land
to repay some of the public money
used for security upgrades
at his private residence
in a rural location.
The current charges he is facing
have nothing to do with his latest
involving his relationship
with the controversial Gupta family.