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President Trump is expected

to recognise Jerusalem

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as the capital of Israel,

as Arab leaders warn it

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could jepordise the peace process.

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It's a dramatic break

with decades of US policy.

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It's thought the president will also

announce plans to move the US

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Embassy to Jerusalem -

prompting international concern.

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We view the reports we've heard

with concern because we think that

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Jerusalem, obviously,

should be part of the final

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settlement between the Israelis

and the Palestinians,

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a negotiated settlement,

that we want.

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We'll have the latest

from Washington.

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Also this lunch time:

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A 20-year-old man has appeared

in court accused of a plot to bomb

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Downing Street and kill the Prime

Minister.

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A Mane peers in court charged with

terrorism offences, including

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sharing the address of Prince

George's school with potential

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attackers. -- a man appears in

court.

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Theresa May has phoned the leader

of the DUP, Arlene Foster,

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as attempts continue to settle

the issue of the Irish

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border after Brexit.

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Snog agreed until everything is

agreed. So the final - nothing say

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greed until everything is agreed.

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1,000 firefighters tackle huge

wildfires near Los Angeles,

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as thousands of people are forced

to flee from their homes.

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And I'm here in Adelaide, where,

after a disappointing day,

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England's Ashes' hopes are now

hanging by a thread.

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And this is Little Foot -

an ancient human ancestor

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who lived in Africa more

than 3 million years ago.

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And coming up in the sport on BBC

News:

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Just four months after giving

birth to her first child,

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seven-time winner Serena Williams

has entered January's event

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and could defend her title

in Melbourne.

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Good afternoon and welcome

to the BBC News at One.

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The White House says President Trump

will break with decades of American

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policy on Israel later today

by recognising Jerusalem

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as the capital of Israel.

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He's due to announce the highly

controversial decision

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in a speech this evening.

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President Trump is also expected

to approve plans to move the US

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embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem -

though that is not expected

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to happen for several years.

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Jon Donnison reports.

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Over the millenia, few cities have

been so contested or seen so much

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conflict as Jerusalem.

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Israel regards it as

its undivided capital.

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Today, Donald Trump is expected

to declare where he stands,

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and honour a campaign pledge.

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We will move the American Embassy

to the eternal capital of the Jewish

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people, Jerusalem.

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APPLAUSE

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But East Jerusalem has been

under Israeli occupation

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since it was captured

by Israel in 1967.

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Palestinians want it as their

capital in a

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future Palestinian state.

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The US is delivering a lethal bullet

to the heart of the two-state

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solution.

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That would be actually the kiss

of death for the two-state

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solution because Jerusalem is at

the very heart of the two-state

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solution.

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It is the major pillar of it

and there has been many

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decades-long policy of the US,

the international community and

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everybody involved,

including the Israelis

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and the Palestinians, that Jerusalem

is a final status issue.

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Moving the US Embassy

from its current home in Tel Aviv

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could end up taking years.

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But today, much of the

international community spoke

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out against President Trump's

anticipated change to the

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status quo.

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Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Russia

as well as the Pope all critical.

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But also Britain, not on the same

page as the president.

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We think that Jerusalem

obviously should be part

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of the final settlement

between the Israelis

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and the Palestinians,

a negotiated settlement

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that we want to see.

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And we have no plans ourselves

to move our embassy.

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On the ground, in this city

of Palestinians and Israelis,

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as with almost everything here,

the issue is divisive.

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I think that it is about time 3000

years later than it should be or 70

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years after everyone admits

that it is capital city.

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TRANSLATION:

There will be

new problems again.

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There will be a new intifada.

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Even abroad, as I head

in the news this morning,

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the Western countries

are against it, even

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more than the Arabs.

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Already in Gaza this

morning, there were some

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small demonstrations.

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But in recent years,

Palestinian protests

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have always fizzled out, the victim

of weak leadership and fatigue.

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Arab countries may

speak out today but

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bigger problems across the Middle

East means many the Israeli

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Palestinian issue is

less of a priority.

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President Trump says that he sees

peace between Israelis and

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Palestinians as the ultimate deal.

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The chances of that though seem

as ever very distant.

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Jon Donnison, BBC News.

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Barbara Plett-Usher

is in Washington.

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If this does happen, if he announces

it, it is a major break with decades

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of the US policy and goes against

international consensus. Why would

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President Trump decide to do this

now?

Well, he is doing this now

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because the issue has come up. The

Congress has a law which says the US

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should move its Embassy to Jerusalem

and recognise Jerusalem as the

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capital of Israel. But every six

months for the past 22 years,

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Presidents here have waived that

demand for national security

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reasons. It has come up now in

December, it is the deadline and

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President Trump has decided to do

differently for domestic political

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reasons, because he made that

campaign promise to move the Embassy

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and recognise Jerusalem as the

capital. He wants to satisfy his

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pro-Israel voters. Officials have

been at pains to say it is not a

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change in US policy, they are just

recognising the reality, which is

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that Jerusalem is the functional

capital of Israel. This does not

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affect the controversial issues

about the final status, such as the

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status of the holy sites, the

boundaries, the borders, the

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sovereignty of the various bits of

it. All that will be decided in

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peace talks but based on what

officials told us, it doesn't sound

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as if he will make any concrete

announcements to reassure the

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Palestinians and also he will not be

making the announcement as part of a

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peace plan, so it does look as if he

is siding with one partied, Israel.

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We will see how he explains himself

but he has alarmed his Allies in

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Europe.

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Our Diplomatic Correspondent

James Robbins is here.

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It is hard top underline how

significant this announcement will

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be if he makes it. - to underline.

I

don't think we can doubt the

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significance. It is huge. President

Trump is effectively repudiating the

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United States' foreign policy of

almost 70 years. No President has

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ever recognised Jerusalem as the

capital of Israel and for good

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reasons, because they believe that

to do so could be incendiary and

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could, of course, prejudice a

possible, positive outcome from

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talks about a two-state solution.

Now for all the caveats what the

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White House officials are apparently

putting in, the fact is this does

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seem to endorse the taking of East

Jerusalem in the 1976, Six Day War

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by Israel and that's something that

has never been recognised

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internationally and it seems in a

sense, also, to legitimise from

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President Trump's point of view,

much of the settlements by Israelis

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of areas of East Jerusalem that are

regarded by the United Nations as

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being illegal. It does change the

status quo, it is an enormous

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political gift to Israel. No wonder

the rest of the world is dismayed.

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Prime Minister Theresa May said in

the Commons it was not Britain's

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position and she would be speaking

to President Trump later about this.

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I think she's echoing very

widespread political worry.

Thank

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you.

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A man has appeared

in court in London

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accused of plot to bomb

Downing Street and kill

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the Prime Minister.

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A second man has also appeared,

charged with the preparation

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of terrorist acts.

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Both suspects were

detained last month.

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Our Home Affairs Correspondent June

Kelly is at Westminster

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Magistrates Court.

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Well, Sophie, this was a first

appearance at Westminster

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Magistrates' Court and as is usual

in these counter-terrorism

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investigations, it took place amid

intense security. In the dock we had

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the two men, the first, Naa'imur

Zakariyah Rahman, a 20-year-old

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British Bangladeshi and it's claimed

that he was planning to set off an

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improvised explosive device - in

other words a bomb - at the gates of

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Downing Street, at the junction with

Whitehall and then, in the ensuing

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chaos, it's alleged he was planning

to get into Downing Street, equipped

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with a suicide vest, a pepper spray

and a knife, and kill the Prime

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Minister. Now, in court documents it

actually says "With a view to trying

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to kill the Prime Minister, The

Right Honourable Theresa May MP." In

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the dock with him is co-defendant,

Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21 a Pakistani,

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he is facing charges of preparing

terrorist acts unrelated to Downing

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Street, involve foreign travel and

he is accused of helping Imran in

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that endeavour. Both men were

arrested last week, one in

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Birmingham, one in London. There

were no pleas today because it is a

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first appearance. They have been

remanded in custody. Their next

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appearance will be at the Old Bailey

on December 20th. Thank you, June.

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A man from Lancashire has

appeared in court charged

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with terrorism offences -

including sharing the address

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of Prince George's school

with potential attackers.

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Our Home Affairs Correspondent

Tom Symonds is here.

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What more can you tell us?

This is a

man, 34, from Nelson in Lancashire.

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He is accused of using the messaging

app, Telegram, to set up channels

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for groups to share information with

potential attackers. His name is

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Mack 1. -- is Husnain Rashid.

He posted pictures of Prince George

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and de tails of the address of his

school. The charge is faces is

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consistent with preparing acts of

terrorism. He will appear at court

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this morning and he will appear

again at the Old Bailey on 20th

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December inhe will stay remanded in

custody.

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The Prime Minister and

the leader of the DUP,

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Arlene Foster, have spoken

by phone this morning

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for the first time since a deal

to move Brexit talks on to the next

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stage stalled in Brussels on Monday.

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It came after the DUP rejected

the text of an agreement between

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the UK and the European Union

on the future of Northern

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Ireland's border.

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But in the Commons this lunchtime,

the Prime Minister insisted that

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very good progress has been made

in the Brexit negotiations.

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Our political correspondent

Leila Nathoo reports.

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REPORTER: Have you won over the DUP,

yet, Prime Minister? Back from

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Brussels without the deal she

wanted. She knows she needs a new

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plan to convince those she thought

were on her side this. Afternoon in

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the Commons, facing questions about

what went wrong.

On Monday, as she

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thought she was coming here to make

a statement, it was vetoed by the

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leader of the DUP, the tail really

is wagging the dog here. The Prime

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Minister insisting that talks were

moving forward. We are at the point

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of progressing on to the next stage.

Nothing is agreed until everything

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is agreed. So the final settlement

won't be agreed until we have

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actually got the whole of the deal

agreed. But I have to say to the

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right honourable gentleman, he asked

me questions about hard borders.

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Half the Labour Party wants it stay

in the single market. Half want to

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leave, the only hard border around

is right down the middle of the

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Labour Party.

On the cusp of an

agreement on Monday to try to settle

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the separation from the EU so talks

can turn to future trade, the deal

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was scuppered by the Democratic

Unionists, who pulled the plug on

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proposals for the Irish border. They

are keeping the Prime Minister in

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power and don't want any difference

between Northern Ireland and the

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rest of the UK after Brexit. Theresa

May has spoken to the DUP leader,

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article even Foster today over the

phone but it is clear there is still

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some way to go before they'll be

able to settle on a form of words to

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take back to Brussels. European lead

letters meet in just over a week, to

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decide whether enough progress has

been made to move negotiations on.

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-- European leaders will meet in

just over a week. It is clear that

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it is Britain holding things up.

Meanwhile an admission from the man

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in charge of delivering Brexit that

there are, as yet, no official

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assessments of how leaving the EU

will affect different parts of the

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economy

No system attic assessment:

The answer to the question is no.

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No. . So the Government hasn't taken

impact assessments for different

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sector for leaving the EU for the

are British economy. With time

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running out, the Government is

trying to find a way forward to

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please all counts.

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In a moment we'll speak

to our Ireland Correspondent

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Chris Page in Belfast.

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We know the Prime Minister and

Arlene Foster have spoken on phone

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this morning, no face-to-face

meeting as yet. Do we expect Arlene

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Foster to come to London at any

point?

No plans at the moment. I

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think the fact that phone call has

taken place, isn't a sign that a

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significant breakthrough is imNant.

The DUP seem to be sending out the

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message that they will not be

rushed. In Prime Minister's

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Questions in the House of Commons, a

DUP MP, Jim Shannon asked the Prime

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Minister if she could guarantee

there will be no barriers,

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politically, economically, or

constitutionally between Northern

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Ireland and the rest of the UK after

Brexit. That remains the DUP's

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bottom line. Theresa May said the

simple answer to that question is

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yes but she also went on to talk

about the fact that there were some

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specific areas of cooperation

between Northern Ireland and the

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Irish Republic, for example, an

all-Ireland energy market so perhaps

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that gives you an indication of the

line of thinking that could

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potentially resolve this issue.

Remember the EU aren't requiring

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this entire issue around the border

to be resolved before talks move on

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to phase 2, they just want

sufficient progress. For the Irish

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Government they make clear they want

a written guarantee no return to a

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hard border.

And Norman, the clock

is tick, little time left

Yes, the

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pressure has gone up a few notches

on Mrs May, not only by the tough

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line taken by the DUP although

Downing Street are describing that

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conversation as constructive but

because many of our own MPs are up

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in arms, previously loyal MPs, angry

at some of the reassurances being

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offered to the DUP. In particular,

this idea that if there is any going

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any sort of regulatory linement with

EU rules t won't just apply to

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Northern Ireland, it'll apply to the

whole of the UK.

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Many Tory Brexiteers are saying if

you have that it. Post Brexit

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Britain from negotiating those

crucial free trade deals because we

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will still have some EU rules to be

bound by. In a way this is the Grand

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Canyon divide within the Tory party

which has never been resolved.

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Whether after Brexit we should stay

close to the EU or we should make

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our own way. And Theresa May has

never really spelled-out where she

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stands on that.

Thank you.

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One thousand firefighters

are battling to contain a huge

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wildfire in California.

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Hundreds of buildings have already

been razed to the ground

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and thousands more are threatened.

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The fire is burning

in Ventura County -

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about 50 miles north of Los Angeles.

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Nearly 30,000 people have been

forced to flee their homes.

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From California, James Cook reports.

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The wildfires are exploding

with terrifying speed,

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driven by ferocious

desert winds, whipping down the

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dusty canyons.

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This blaze ravaged

the beach-side city of

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Ventura and last night, it jumped

the main coastal motorway, causing

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terror for drivers.

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This is literally like

15 feet away from us

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right now.

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This is the cross.

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We're at the cross.

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OK, hold on.

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We need to get out

of here as soon as

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possible, that fire is right there.

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Only one thing could stop

the blaze, the Pacific Ocean.

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Each fire leaves a trail

of physical destruction and

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emotional damage, scores of families

have seen their homes

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reduced to ash.

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All too often there is

nothing left to save.

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All of a sudden, I see

from the other side

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fire came to our side.

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So scary.

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I don't want it

to happen to anybody.

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Thank God to the firefighters.

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It's not over yet.

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Unless the wind dies down

or the conditions die down,

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it's too fierce.

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These winds are just

indescribable right now.

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Another fire stopped the suburbs

above Los Angeles itself,

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raining ash on the city of Angels.

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Millions were warned to stay

inside as smoke filled the air.

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Well, these firefighters

have been working hard

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all night and into the day trying

to save these houses.

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The battle was unsuccessful

and the reason for that

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is the wind.

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It is still whipping around

here with ferocity and it is

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driving this fire further

down into the valley.

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This was how the fires looked

from space,

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thick smoke streaming out to sea.

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And the outlook is not

good, more intense

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winds are forecast

in the coming days.

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It has barely rained here in LA

for six months and you can tell.

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Many scientists say climate change

is driving more frequent and more

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destructive wildfires.

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For California, this is yet

another grim wake-up call.

0:18:560:18:59

James Cook, BBC News, Los Angeles.

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"Fake news", it's a phrase that has

been used so much in the past year

0:19:060:19:10

that it has now made it

into the dictionary.

0:19:100:19:12

The term "fake news" has been driven

mostly by one man in particular.

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The fake news. This is fake news.

Fake news... Where are you from. The

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BBC. There is another beauty.

While

the BBC is launching a scheme to

0:19:290:19:37

help school pupils identified fake

news and false information that is

0:19:370:19:40

being spread.

0:19:400:19:42

Our Media Editor Amol Rajan is here.

0:19:420:19:44

How will it work?

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Well the BBC has the mission to

educate and inform and now it wants

0:19:480:19:53

to educate young people about how

they are informed. It will be an

0:19:530:19:58

online resource with many tools to

sift through fact from fiction. And

0:19:580:20:03

schools will possibly get a visit

from BBC journalists as well. What

0:20:030:20:09

is driving the entire industry is

not just the phone number of fake

0:20:090:20:13

news but the way that young people

are consuming news, it is driven by

0:20:130:20:18

social media and it is on their

mobile phones. Gone are the ideas of

0:20:180:20:22

a bundle of news like an

old-fashioned newspaper printed on

0:20:220:20:26

paper. These days it is an endless

stream of information and that could

0:20:260:20:31

be sometimes propaganda so the BBC

thinks that has a duty to intervene

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at a time when the truth is becoming

ever less fashionable.

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Our top story this lunchtime:

0:20:410:20:43

President Trump is expected

to recognise Jerusalem

0:20:430:20:45

as the capital of Israel as Arab

leaders warn it could

0:20:450:20:48

jeopardise the peace process.

0:20:480:20:52

And coming up - festive finances -

a leading debt charity warns more

0:20:520:20:55

than a third of us will need to use

credit, to pay for Christmas.

0:20:550:21:00

Coming up in Sport.

0:21:000:21:02

Boss Jurgen Klopp says there are 'no

guarantees' Liverpool

0:21:020:21:04

will get the point they need

against Spartak Moscow this evening

0:21:040:21:07

to make in five English

teams in the last 16

0:21:070:21:09

of the Champions League.

0:21:090:21:19

There's been furious reaction

in Russia to the decision by

0:21:230:21:26

the International Olympic Committee

to ban the country from next year's

0:21:260:21:28

Winter Olympics in South Korea.

0:21:280:21:35

Russia's Foreign Ministry called

the decision a "large scale assault"

0:21:350:21:37

aimed at isolating the country,

while the Kremlin says its first

0:21:370:21:40

priority is to defend the interests

of Russian athletes.

0:21:400:21:43

Steve Rosenberg reports from Moscow.

0:21:430:21:48

In Moscow today the cold

reality was setting in.

0:21:480:21:52

Russia, a sporting superpower,

had been banned from

0:21:520:21:54

the Winter Olympics.

0:21:540:21:59

The International Olympic Committee

announced its decision yesterday.

0:21:590:22:02

Russia punished for systematic state

backed doping in sport.

0:22:020:22:06

The report clearly lays

out an unprecedented

0:22:060:22:08

attack on the integrity

of the Olympic Games and sport.

0:22:080:22:14

Russian athletes who can prove

they're clean will be allowed

0:22:140:22:17

to compete in South Korea but only

under the Olympic flag.

0:22:170:22:21

Unfair, said Russian

sports officials.

0:22:210:22:27

TRANSLATION:

If Russia was not

having problems on the international

0:22:270:22:29

stage we would not be having

problems in sport.

0:22:290:22:33

Everyone says sport and politics

should be separate but our athletes

0:22:330:22:35

have become hostages to politics.

0:22:350:22:40

The IOC says this

isn't about politics.

0:22:400:22:42

It is about cheating.

0:22:420:22:44

And this is the man

who revealed the scale of it.

0:22:440:22:48

Grigory Rodchenkov, a former head

of Moscow's anti-doping laboratory,

0:22:480:22:50

turned whistle-blower.

0:22:500:22:53

He is now living in America.

0:22:530:22:56

Moscow continues to dismiss

Grigory Rodchenkov's testimony.

0:22:560:23:00

The Kremlin likes to portray Russia

as a besieged fortress,

0:23:000:23:02

threatened by America,

by Nato, by the West.

0:23:020:23:08

So don't expect contrition here.

0:23:080:23:11

The Russian authorities are likely

to use this Olympic ban

0:23:110:23:14

to re-emphasise their claim that

everyone is ganging up on Russia.

0:23:140:23:17

On the ski slopes of Moscow last

night there was deep disappointment

0:23:170:23:21

that Russia had been left out

in the cold in the Olympics.

0:23:210:23:26

People here have grown used

to their country's sporting success,

0:23:260:23:29

you can understand they do not

want to believe there

0:23:290:23:32

has been foul play.

0:23:320:23:35

I disagree with the position of

the International Olympic Committee.

0:23:350:23:45

Because I think for Russian

sportsmen it will be very important

0:23:450:23:48

to show their results

onto the Russian flag.

0:23:480:23:53

But there will be no Russian

flag, no Russian anthem

0:23:530:23:56

at the Winter Games.

0:23:560:23:57

And until the Olympic movement

believes this country is serious

0:23:570:24:00

about tackling doping,

Russia's Olympic

0:24:000:24:01

future looks unclear.

0:24:010:24:04

Steve Rosenberg, BBC News, Moscow.

0:24:040:24:10

Less than three weeks

until Christmas and shopping

0:24:100:24:12

is in full swing.

0:24:120:24:14

And there are warnings

today about the amount

0:24:140:24:16

of financial pressure it puts

on millions of people.

0:24:160:24:19

Almost 40% of people will use credit

to pay for Christmas -

0:24:190:24:22

according to the Money Advice Trust.

0:24:220:24:30

And a leading debt charity

is calling for an end to bank

0:24:300:24:32

charges when people go

into unauthorised overdraft.

0:24:320:24:34

Simon Gompertz is here.

0:24:340:24:38

How many people are likely to get

into trouble. While the people that

0:24:380:24:43

the debt charity are concerned about

are those given overdraft limits

0:24:430:24:46

that are too high and it is hard to

handle. They talk about one customer

0:24:460:24:50

being given a £2000 overdraft limit

but they're earning just £200 a

0:24:500:24:56

month from part-time work. There are

also concerned about people going

0:24:560:25:01

into unauthorised overdraft and then

incurring high charges and they

0:25:010:25:03

become stuck with those charges. So

the charity points to over 2 million

0:25:030:25:10

people at risk of this, who are in

overdraft every month during the

0:25:100:25:16

year and cannot get out of it, it is

persistent. Those are the ones in

0:25:160:25:20

danger of incurring these high

charges and they want measures to be

0:25:200:25:24

taken to try to protect them.

And

shopping is in full swing but it

0:25:240:25:28

just puts so much more pressure on

people who are already financially

0:25:280:25:33

stretched.

If you have a high

overdraft you are also more likely

0:25:330:25:37

to resort to other forms of credit

to pay for Christmas and the

0:25:370:25:40

national debt line which is run by

the Money Advice Trust have come up

0:25:400:25:45

with the figure of 37% of people who

are going to be buying presents

0:25:450:25:50

using credit. You might be

comfortable using a credit card for

0:25:500:25:57

that but for some people it will be

difficult and they say 14% of people

0:25:570:26:01

are concerned every day about how

they will pay for Christmas. So this

0:26:010:26:05

is a big concern and the debt

charities are there to provide free

0:26:050:26:09

help of people need it. So you have

got the national debt line, and

0:26:090:26:15

local Citizens Advice Bureau is to

go into if you think you're in this

0:26:150:26:18

position of finding Christmas

difficult to handle.

0:26:180:26:22

France's most famous rock

star Johnny Hallyday has

0:26:220:26:24

died at the age of 74.

0:26:240:26:26

The singer, whose real name

was Jean-Philippe Smet,

0:26:260:26:29

was inspired by Elvis Presley

after seeing him on screen in 1957.

0:26:290:26:33

He sold around 100 million

records in a career that

0:26:330:26:35

spanned five decades.

0:26:350:26:39

But despite being a household name

in France, he never broke through

0:26:390:26:41

into the English speaking market.

0:26:410:26:47

In cricket, England's Test captain

Joe Root insists his side

0:26:470:26:50

are still in the Ashes,

despite starting the series

0:26:500:26:52

with back-to-back defeats.

0:26:520:26:54

Australia wrapped up a 120-run

victory in less than two

0:26:540:26:58

hours of the final day,

dashing hopes of

0:26:580:27:00

an England fightback.

0:27:000:27:02

Our sports correspondent Andy Swiss

reports from Adelaide.

0:27:020:27:08

They had arrived with such optimism.

0:27:080:27:11

England fans hoping to witness one

of cricket's greatest comebacks.

0:27:110:27:18

But within minutes their

hopes lay in tatters.

0:27:180:27:21

Second ball of the day,

Chris Woakes caught behind and even

0:27:210:27:24

worse was to follow.

0:27:240:27:28

England captain and cornerstone

Joe Root gone for 67,

0:27:280:27:37

Australia had their key man.

0:27:370:27:38

And when Moeen Ali was trapped

for just two, any last lingering

0:27:380:27:41

hopes left with him.

0:27:410:27:42

The rest was a formality.

0:27:420:27:43

In just an hour and three quarters,

England's dreams had been

0:27:430:27:45

ruthlessly dispatched.

0:27:450:27:46

Australia taking a 2-nil lead while

England tried to take the positives.

0:27:460:27:51

We have shown that throughout

the two games that are periods

0:27:510:27:54

where we can outperform Australia.

0:27:540:27:55

But just not for five days.

0:27:550:27:56

And that is going to be

a challenge, really.

0:27:560:27:59

If we get that right,

and we can perform to our ability

0:27:590:28:02

for longer periods of time,

then we will win games.

0:28:020:28:05

Simple as that.

0:28:050:28:09

The harsh reality of this defeat

though is that England's Ashes hopes

0:28:090:28:12

are now hanging by a thread.

0:28:120:28:13

If they lose the next match in Perth

where they have not won

0:28:130:28:16

for nearly 40 years,

it is all over.

0:28:160:28:19

England have not been able to match

the pace of Australia's bowlers

0:28:190:28:22

or the durability of their batsmen.

0:28:220:28:25

And some believe

there is no way back.

0:28:250:28:30

Hopes are raised every now

and again, we had a couple

0:28:300:28:32

of moments in Brisbane

where we could have grabbed

0:28:320:28:34

the initiative, but we were not

good enough to do it.

0:28:340:28:37

We have had a moment here,

we have all been up a bit, maybe.

0:28:370:28:40

But when it comes to the tough

moments, they are better than us.

0:28:400:28:44

So no chance?

0:28:440:28:45

I don't think so.

0:28:450:28:51

And so an all too familiar story,

England have now lost their last

0:28:510:28:54

seven tests in Australia.

0:28:540:28:55

One more and their Ashes hopes

will have turned to dust.

0:28:550:28:58

Andy Swiss, BBC News, Adelaide.

0:28:580:29:03

One of the oldest and most complete

skeletons of our ancestors has just

0:29:030:29:06

been unveiled in South Africa.

0:29:060:29:08

Scientists have spent

twenty years excavating

0:29:080:29:11

and preparing the skeleton,

known as "Little Foot",

0:29:110:29:14

and they estimate the fossilized

remains are more than three

0:29:140:29:16

million years old.

0:29:160:29:18

Andrew Harding reports

from Johannesburg.

0:29:180:29:22

So these are the Sterkfontein Caves,

west of Johannesburg.

0:29:220:29:26

They have become a real treasure

trove for scientists trying to find

0:29:260:29:29

the origins of modern humans.

0:29:290:29:32

A huge number of skeletons,

some intact, some partial,

0:29:320:29:35

have been found in this cave system

in recent years.

0:29:350:29:40

What's being revealed

today is the complete,

0:29:400:29:42

nearly complete skeleton of Little

Foot.

0:29:420:29:46

Now the theory goes that nearly

4 million years ago a small ape-like

0:29:460:29:49

creature fell through the cracks

here, down into this cave system,

0:29:490:29:53

was covered in sediment

which hardened into rock.

0:29:530:29:57

And then in the 1980s and then

the 1990s, in a series

0:29:570:30:00

of extraordinary coincidences,

scientists managed to find

0:30:000:30:04

the bits of Little Foot,

put her back together.

0:30:040:30:11

And over the last 20 years

what we've had is this painstaking

0:30:110:30:14

process with scientists slowly

reconstructing this

0:30:140:30:15

tiny ape-like creature.

0:30:150:30:21

Although this is all about science,

about our ancient ancestors,

0:30:210:30:24

about Little Foot, it is also

a little bit about modern

0:30:240:30:30

politics and the tug-of-war

between South Africa and East Africa

0:30:300:30:32

over where really was

the cradle of humankind.

0:30:320:30:41

Andrew Harding reporting from

Johannesburg.

0:30:410:30:45

Time for a look at the weather.

0:30:450:30:46

Here's Sarah Keith-Lucas.

0:30:460:30:47

Here's Sarah Keith-Lucas.

0:30:470:30:51

Well things are turning windy and

then very cold to end the week. But

0:30:510:30:55

we begin with the focus on the wind

and we have warnings from the Met

0:30:550:31:00

office for the northern half of

Scotland where we could have wind of

0:31:000:31:04

up to 80 miles an hour and also

strong across central Scotland and

0:31:040:31:09

Northern Ireland. These strong winds

all down to a developing area of low

0:31:090:31:13

pressure that will become the storm

Caroline as it moves across northern

0:31:130:31:17

parts of the country tomorrow. So

very windy weather on the cards.

0:31:170:31:21

Today a bit quieter out there. We've

had some dry and cloudy weather

0:31:210:31:28

across England and Wales but further

north west this area of rain is

0:31:280:31:31

working in south-east as we head

through the afternoon. So windy day

0:31:310:31:36

with some spells of rain. Still mild

at the moment with temperatures

0:31:360:31:40

around 10 degrees above but this

evening we begin to see the

0:31:400:31:53

wind is picking up and we could see

gales or severe gales in the North

0:31:580:32:01

and West and heavy rain sweeping

south-east across many parts. This

0:32:010:32:03

is a storm Caroline and tomorrow it

will bring especially strong winds

0:32:030:32:05

across parts of Scotland. Gusts of

around 80 miles an hour right

0:32:050:32:08

through the rush hour and even

through the Central Belt very

0:32:080:32:10

destructive winds. Disruption to

travel potentially and some power

0:32:100:32:12

cuts as well. And also wintry

showers filtering in with that cold

0:32:120:32:15

wind. So some sleet and snow likely

behind the main bulk of the wind.

0:32:150:32:20

The rain clears away from

south-eastern parts and then lots of

0:32:200:32:24

sunshine but again wintry showers

filtering in on the north-westerly

0:32:240:32:27

wind and feeling much colder by

tomorrow afternoon. You will notice

0:32:270:32:32

that dip in temperature. Then the

strongest of the wind associated

0:32:320:32:37

with the storm either way as the low

pressure pushes on and then we are

0:32:370:32:41

left with the wind coming in from a

northerly direction so maybe cold

0:32:410:32:46

air. Filtering across the country as

we had to Friday. A different

0:32:460:32:51

feeling to the weather. Sunny spells

on Friday but wintry showers as well

0:32:510:32:57

especially for Scotland and Northern

Ireland and western parts of England

0:32:570:32:59

and Wales. Some snow showers

potentially settling and

0:32:590:33:06

temperatures leading sub zero adding

on that wind-chill factor. But over

0:33:060:33:10

the next 24 hours will unlikely to

see very strong wind associated with

0:33:100:33:15

storm Caroline. That wintry weather

then returning to end the week.

0:33:150:33:19

A reminder of our main

story this lunchtime.

0:33:190:33:21

President Trump is expected

to recognise Jerusalem

0:33:210:33:23

as the capital of Israel as Arab

leaders warn it could

0:33:230:33:26

jeopardise the peace process.

0:33:260:33:29