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The UN Security Council is expected
to vote shortly in a new attempt to
get a resolution calling for a 30
day ceasefire in Syria.
The vote has been delayed repeatedly
to avoid drawing a veto from Russia.
The Syrian government
is continuing its bombardment
of the rebel-held area
of Eastern Ghouta,
near the capital Damascus.
Activists say around 500 civilians
have been killed in the last week.
This report from Richard Galpin
contains distressing images.
On the ground in eastern Ghouta the
seventh consecutive day of punishing
air strikes. This video filmed by
the voluntary rescue teams known as
the White helmets show yet more
casualties being picked up. At least
30 people reported to have been
killed so far today. And this is the
United Nations Security Council
meets once again to try to pass a
resolution allowing for a 30 day
ceasefire in Syria after failing to
do so yesterday and the day before
because of Russian objections.
you look what happened in the last
24 hours, any delay of action by the
security council leads to, again,
more loss of life. We should end the
Many children are
amongst the almost 3000 people
estimated to been killed or injured
over the past week. Inside the
hospitals, makeshift or official,
doctors are struggling to cope with
the huge number of casualties.
Besides the injured, more than 120
children have been killed, according
to human rights activists. This
young girl says she and her sister
were caught up in the bombing. Her
sister hit in the eye and now cannot
see with it. The Syrian regime and
its ally, Russia, say this aerial
bombardment is only targeting
jihadists militants and rebels who
have been shelling parts of
Damascus. But there is clear
evidence on the ground of many
civilian casualties. Richard Galpin,
Nick Bryant is at
the UN in New York.
Is this vote happening tonight,
Yeah it looks like it's going
to happen shortly, Jane, and it
looks like they've reached an
agreement, they have reached
consensus on a ceasefire agreement.
They have been negotiating this
resolution for weeks. In the past 24
hours the negotiations have looked
very bleak, in fact, most of the UN
ambassadors arrived at the Security
Council today with speeches that
were predicated on a Russian veto.
In the last few minutes I've been
watching those UN ambassadors making
frantic edits to those speeches, and
I've also had two people who are
closely involved with the
negotiation, texting me and saying,
yes there is a deal. One adds a note
of caution, let's wait to see the
Russian ambassador put his hand up
in the air to agree to it. But at
the moment they do not think there
is going to be a Russian veto on
this resolution. They do think it's
going to pass, and significantly.
Just a few moments ago I watched the
Swedish ambassador, who has drafted
this resolution, who has been so
integral involved in the
negotiation. He was smiling. When he
left the building, I was with him
last night in New York, he looked
like a broken man, but in the last
few minutes he's been smiling.
Another indication that this
resolution will pass.
much. Nick Bryant at the United
Two people have been
remanded in custody,
charged with causing the death
of two young brothers
by dangerous driving.
Corey and Casper Platt-May,
who were 6 and 2, were on a family
trip to a park in Coventry
when they were hit
by a car on Thursday.
Robert Brown, who's 53,
and Gwendoline Harrison,
who's 41, were remanded
in custody by magistrates.
The comedy actress Emma
Chambers has died aged 53.
Emma Chambers was best known for
playing Alice Tinker in a long
running series the Vicar of debris
alongside Dawn French.
As well as her role
as Honey Thacker in Notting Hill.
Hugh Grant, who starred along
side her in the film,
With all the sport-
here's Karthi Gnanasegaram
at the BBC Sport Centre.
A record-breaking day for Great
Britain and Northern Ireland at the
Winter Olympic. Billie Morgan took
bronze in the snowboarding big air
competition and in doing so Wynne
Team GB's fifth medal, their highest
tally in Winter Olympics history.
Andy Swiss reports from PyeongChang.
He needs to go absolutely
stratospheric. He is a former
Acrobat with a dodgy knee but Billie
Morgan was about to leap into
Billie Morgan, yes!
Morgan is a snowboarding veteran.
This his last job, but surely his
last Olympics. What a way to finish.
That is absolutely huge.
propelled Morgan into bronze medal
position and one by one his rivals
hopes came tumbling down.
When the last one crashed, Morgan,
to his utter disbelief, had his
It's pretty rad, if everybody
landed their runs I wouldn't be in
this position, so it's a bit of
luck, luck of the draw. It came down
to me on the day, happy days.
Morgan's joy was also Team GB's. A
record-breaking fifth medal of these
games. The British team have had
their ups and downs here. Billie
Morgan has ensured they hit their
target of making this their most
successful Winter Olympics in
history. There have been bitter
disappointments. None more so than
the women's curlers set to take
their bronze medal match to an extra
end, Catherine Muirhead went for
broke, a shot for victory, but
It's got to just
sit right. It's not.
knocking out Japan's stone, she
knocked out her own, handing their
opponents the bronze and Britain a
We're going home
with nothing. We battled so hard. As
I say, I'm devastated that it didn't
For another woman, a day
of extraordinary achievement.
going to make history.
gold on skis last weekend it was
gold on a snowboard for the Czech
Republic. Two titles, two sports,
one quite extraordinary athlete.
Andy Swiss, BBC News, PyeongChang.
Ireland have won fascinating six
Nations encounter, beating Wales
37-27. Adam Werritty
around Dublin, the smiles were
there, friendly high spirits perhaps
but scratch the surface and you find
a a contest with a harder edge. This
victory has become one of the most
fiercely fought of the tournament,
pride, passion of course, but also
now a stinging rivalry. This was
Jacob Stockdale calming any Irish
nerves. They wouldn't stay calm for
long. Wales clear that picture here
was vital to reignite their
championship ambition. Gareth Davies
are finding the spark for the
visitors finding the lead. Ireland
would find their inspiration in the
people of Dublin. Dad needy and Cian
Healy in their home city, both
forcing their way over. This was a
match that would end with holding
their breath when Steff Evans
crossed with minutes remaining,
suddenly Wales could sense something
special. One last effort but also
one reckless pass. That was all
Ireland need. A day that began with
smiles. There will be a few more
around Dublin this evening. Adam
wild BBC News. Scotland have beaten
England for the first time in a
decade. Hugh Jones scored two tries
as: won the Calcutta Cup with a
25-13 victory at Murrayfield. Only
England's second defeat under head
coach Eddie Jones. Sport headlines
on the BBC website including
Liverpool moving second in the
Premier League after a 4-1 win over
West Ham. Results from the Scottish
permission and the latest from
women's super League 1.
There's more throughout the evening
on the BBC News Channel,
we are back with the
late news at 22:10.
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