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Warnings of new unrest in the middle
east after President Trump pledges
a radical change in US policy.
He says he'll recognise Jerusalem
as Israel's capital -
that's caused anger among
Palestinians and alarmed US allies,
but Mr Trump says it's time.
I think it's long overdue.
Many presidents have said
they want to do something
and they didn't do it.
We view the reports that we have
heard with concern, because we think
that Jerusalem obviously should be
part of the final settlement.
Some European governments
are already warning their citizens
in the region to watch
out for trouble.
We're heading for Brexit but has
the government worked out
what impact it will have
on the economy?
Not that I'm aware of, no.
Is there on an aerospace?
Not that I'm aware of.
One on financial services?
Well, I think the answer's
going to be no to
all of them.
No to all of them.
High security for a terror plot
trial - a man is accused of trying
to bomb Downing Street and kill
A terror plot targeting
Prince George's school -
a Lancashire man is accused
of sharing its address
with Islamist extremists.
Put your hand up if
you're an Snapchat.
When you get your news from social
media how do you know what's
true and what's fake.
The skeleton that tells the story
of human evolution -
South Africa unveils the three
and a half million year
remains of Littlefoot.
Coming up in Sportsday later
in the hour on BBC News:
Another collapse and defeat
for England's cricketers,
as they go 2-0 down
in the Ashes Series.
Good evening and welcome
to the BBC News at Six.
Any minute now, President Trump
will deliver a speech that is likely
to have huge repercussions
for the world's most troubled
region - the Middle East.
Donald Trump is expected to say that
America will now recognise Jerusalem
as the capital of Israel.
because Jerusalem is
contested territory -
with Palestinians wanting part
of the city to be their capital too.
Even America's allies -
including Britain -
are lining up to criticise
Mr Trump's proposal.
Here's our Middle East Editor,
Jeremy Bowen, on why the speech
could lead to new unrest
and even violence.
These sites at the heart of
Jerusalem that are wholly to
Christians, Muslims and Jewish
people are the source of its
religious and political power. And
the reason why it has a bloodstained
history stretching back 3000 years.
For both Israelis and Palestinians,
Jerusalem is a capital and a
religious symbol. In the city,
politics and faith are hopelessly
tangled. In Washington, President
Trump seems convinced he's doing the
It's long overdue. Many
presidents have said they want to do
something and they didn't do it,
whether it's through courage or they
change their mind, I can't tell you.
Benjamin Netanyahu is Israel's Prime
Minister and is delighted. He said
it is a great day for Israel's
national identity. Jerusalem is
always tense. The conflict is part
of everyone's lives. The city is
quietest when nothing challenges the
status quo. The new US policy is a
big change and that makes it
dangerous and could mean the idea of
peace through establishing an
independent Palestine along Israel,
even less realistic.
The US is
delivering a lethal bullet to the
heart of the two state solution,
that would be death to the two state
solution because Israel is that the
heart of it, the major pillar of it.
Israel has been at the centre of the
shed and troubled history of Israel
and the Palestinians. Israel became
independent after a war in 1948. The
Arabs lost and 750,000 Palestinians
were expelled by Israel or fled.
When the shooting stopped, Jerusalem
was divided between Israel and
neighbouring Jordan. Israel declared
its side to be its capital, the rest
of the world didn't agree, arguing
Jerusalem's final status was
undecided. In 1967, Israel beat all
its Arab neighbours in another war,
the Jordanians were forced out of
their East side of Jerusalem, which
include the walled old city and
Jerusalem's most important holy
site. Israel extended its borders.
In 1993, Israelis and Palestinians
started a peace protest. One of the
biggest issues was the future of
Jerusalem. Palestinians want a
capital of a future state to be in
the east of the city. Israel hinted
at compromise, but the peace process
broke down years ago. The current
Israeli government says Jerusalem
will not be divided. Britain has big
We think that Jerusalem,
obviously, should be part of the
final settlement between the
Israelis and the Palestinians, a
negotiated settlement that we want
to see. We have no plans ourselves
to move our embassy.
The king of
Jordan is in Turkey for talks with
President erred on, very important
neighbours of the Israelis. The
leaders opposed from's change to the
status quo in Jerusalem, this city
they believe is key to peace.
we emphasise to the US president
yesterday our concerns on the
decision to move the US Embassy to
Jerusalem. Therefore it is
imperative now to work fast to reach
a final status solution and a peace
agreement between Palestinians and
In Gaza there were small
demonstrations. The US and Israel
may be gambling that the anger of
Palestinians and all the others who
have condemned trump's plan won't
last long. The risk is that they are
wrong. Jeremy Bowen, BBC News.
In a moment we'll be
getting the latest from our
North America Editor Jon Sopel
in Washington, but first
Yolande Knell is in Jerusalem.
We are still waiting for the exact
wording Mr Trump will use, but what
do you think the likely reaction is
going to be in the region?
Miss many Israelis President Trump's
move will show what they see as a
historic injustice, it's long been a
cause of upset for them. The US,
Israel's closest ally, doesn't have
its embassy here in Jerusalem and
doesn't recognise formally Israelis
sovereignty over the city, which
they see as their eternal undivided
capital. We have had Israeli
politicians coming out all the set
suggestions being put out and saying
they hope other countries will
follow Washington's lead on all of
this. But the Palestinians are
sounding alarm. The Palestinian
ambassador to the UK has called this
the kiss of death for Mr Trump's
hopes of restarting the stalled
Middle East peace process.
Most US presidents tried to calm
tensions in the Middle East, Mr
Trump seems to be doing the very
Donald Trump follows in a
long tradition of US presidents
trying to bring peace to the Middle
East, but few have gone about it in
such an unorthodox way. He has just
started speaking now. He has two
broad goals. The first is to honour
an election pledge, which is to move
the US embassy from Tel Aviv to
Jerusalem and to recognise the
capital is Jerusalem. The other is
to bring peace to the Middle East.
Despite the warnings from many
people that the two a kind of
mutually exclusive, if you do the
first how on earth will you bring
Arabs to the table in a spirit of
believing that the Americans are
fair and evenhanded in their
reproach? Donald Trump will argue,
look, its historic reality, its
present-day reality that Jerusalem
is the capital of Israel. But he has
run into a lot of opposition and the
White House has gone on a charm
offensive to win over people. So
far, he's only won over the
Thank you both very much.
To read more about the Middle East
and to learn why Jerusalem matters -
then you can go to our website -
The Brexit Secretary has been
accused of gross negligence
after admitting that the government
has not tried to calculate
the effect Brexit might have
on the British economy.
Meanwhile, Theresa May has been
trying to tackle the thorny issue
of what happens to the border
between Northern Ireland
and the Republic -
the issue that scuppered Brexit
negotiations on Monday.
She's been talking to
the Irish Prime Minister,
and with Arlene Foster,
the leader of Northern
Here's our deputy political
editor John Pienaar.
Three, two, one...
Theresa May need
some comfort and joy, in the Cabinet
in her party in Ireland, north and
south. If only everyone could sing
from the same hymn sheet on Brexit.
Her message, start trade talks, we
could all get what we want.
to deliver this as part of our
overall trade deal between the
United Kingdom and the European
Labour's loving Theresa May's
Brexit negotiations in a
shambles. This government is clearly
not fit for the future.
Tory Brexiteers are ramping up the
pressure, too. They say no more
Will she apply a new
coat of paint her red lines, because
I fear on Monday they were beginning
to look a little bit pink?
If we had
a problem, would it help if I came
over to Brussels with you to sort
The DUP heard Mrs May's
pledge to preserve the union but
want more guarantees Brexit means
the same deal for the whole UK.
you give a specific commitment that
nothing will be done that create any
politically, economically or regular
trips between Northern Ireland and
the rest of the United Kingdom?
Mrs May was on the phone to the DUP
leader today but still no sign of an
agreement, and in Dublin a clear
threat, I'll's leader wants a
promise of free trade and no hard
north-south border and he would veto
the start of trade talks
technically's EU summit.
If it is
impossible to move to phase two next
week because of the problems that
have arisen, we can pick it up in
the New Year.
The Prime Minister spoke to him on
the phone today as well and still no
sign of another meeting in Brussels
this week. The president of the
European Union, Jean-Claude
Juncker's spokesman went so far
today is to say his boss wanted to
prevent Mrs May's government from
collapsing. So how clear if
Britain's future after Brexit? Not
at all according to the Brexit
Secretary today. He told MPs Brexit
would have an impact on business so
great there was no point in
predictions. Look at the German's
So there isn't one, for
example, on the automotive sector?
No, not that I'm aware Rob.
No. Financial services? I
think it will be no to all of them.
And our new cause for Brexiteer
Tories to complain. The Chancellor
says Britain won't shirk its divorce
Bill, deal or no deal.
not a credible scenario. That's not
the kind of country we are and
frankly it would not make us a
credible partner for future
But Theresa May's team says there
will be no deal including cash until
Brexit is agreed. Tonight, goodwill
is in short supply in the Cabinet.
The first of the so-called
Chennai Six has arrived in the UK,
more than four years
after the former soldiers
were jailed in India
on weapons charges.
Billy Irving was greeted by friends
and family along with two bagpipers
when he touched down at Glasgow
He said it felt
"excellent to be home".
The others are due
to arrive tomorrow.
A man has appeared in court accused
of plotting to assassinate
the Prime Minister in a bomb
and knife attack on Downing Street.
20-year-old Naa'imur Zakariyah
Rahman is alleged to have planned
to bomb the security gates,
before attacking Number ten
with a knife and suicide vest
in an attempt to kill Theresa May.
Here's our Home Affairs
Correspondent, June Kelly.
Counterterrorism detectives moved in
on these two men last week.
Yesterday they were charged and this
morning, amid high security, came
their first court appearance. One is
accused of planning to strike at the
heart of the British government and
assassinate Theresa May. He is
Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman on the
left. In the dock with him was
Mohammed Aqib Imran. In court came
the outline of the prosecution case.
Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman is 20
years old and told the court he was
Bangladeshi British. He is accused
of planning to detonate an
improvised explosive device, in
other words a bomb, here at the
Downing Street gates. In the chaos
that would follow, it is alleged
suicide vests, pepper spray and a
knife, he wanted to get down the
street to number ten and killed the
Prime Minister. He was arrested last
Tuesday in this Road in west London.
It is claimed that he had two inert
explosive devices in his possession.
He is also accused of helping his
co-defendant, Mohammed Aqib Imran,
to prepare ter Avest acts. It's
claimed he was planning to travel
abroad to help IS fighters.
Yesterday the head of MI5 briefed
the cabinet about the security
situation. Nine Islamist inspired
plots are said to have been thwarted
this year. The next hearing in this
latest case will be in two weeks'
June Kelly, BBC News.
A man has appeared in court accused
of sharing the address of Prince
George's school with extremist. He
has been charged with terrorism
offences. We can get some details on
this. Tom Clements is with me. What
is he alleged to have done?
He is 31
and he is accused of using the
messaging app telegram, setting up
groups and channels and then posting
on those channels tips and advice
for people who might want to carry
out terrorist attacks. One of the
things he is alleged to have posted
is a picture of Prince George, who
is now four years old, and the
address of his school. He is also
said to have put details about
stadiums around the UK on to that
messaging app. He's accused of
assisting others to commit acts of
terrorism and planning to travel to
Syria, to areas controlled by the
so-called Islamic State group to
take part in fighting. It was a
short appearance, as is always the
case that these magistrates hearing
and he will appear at the Old Bailey
on the 20th.
Thank you very much.
The time is 6:16pm.
Our top story this evening:
President Trump announces a radical
change in US policy by recognising
Jerusalem as Israel's capital. And
still to come...
From shipbuilding to social art -
we'll report from Sunderland
on its bid to become UK
Capital of Culture.
Coming up on Sportsday in the next
15 minutes on BBC News...
Will England have a record five
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of the Champions League?
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We'll have the latest from Anfield.
"Fake news" - it's a phrase that's
been used so much recently that it's
even made it into the dictionary.
At a time when so many people,
especially the young,
get their news from sharing stories
through social media,
it's becoming increasingly difficult
to tell what's true and what's
- well, fake.
Now the BBC is launching a scheme
to help school pupils
tell the difference.
Here's our Media Editor, Amol Rajan.
So many sources of news,
all fighting for our attention.
But how many of these
can we actually trust?
For centuries, the news has been
delivered in bundles -
whether TV bulletins
or printed newspapers.
But these sixth formers
from the Leigh Academy in Kent don't
watch the news like you do.
These guys devour news
on their mobiles, and spend
three hours a day on one
platform in particular.
So, how do you consume
news every day?
I'll be honest, mainly
Put your hand up if
you're on Snapchat.
To gauge their news literacy,
we showed the pupils an image
that was shared thousands of times
on social media.
It depicts a Muslim woman
after the Westminster
Bridge terror attack.
Yeah, she seems like she's not
caring, or maybe she saw it
and didn't really take notice of it.
But this was fake news.
The image was attached to a tweet
from an account linked to Russia.
And our pupils did detect
I think if she was of a different
race, this tweet would
never have been put out.
And it's really wrong that people
feel the need to do that.
It doesn't sound right.
Like, it describes it,
but it also puts hate into it.
It's when they put their own
opinion into it as well.
Such is the daily onslaught
of information in these pupils'
lives that fake or false
information can go undetected.
We still don't know the scale
of fake news and misinformation
online here in Britain.
But what we do know is that
teenagers are glued to screens,
swimming in an ocean of truth,
falsehood and everything in between.
Many of them already have excellent
judgment about the news,
but few know the real sources
of deceit online.
In America, the Senate has
received examples of fake
news promoted by Russia.
Many fear that this threat
could erode democracy
closer to home, too.
We have to wake up and understand
that the way that people
receive facts has changed.
We have to teach people
to discriminate, to give them
the tools, in other words,
to be a citizen in a
The BBC has now decided
to step into this terrain,
setting up an online portal
and asking senior journalists
to visit schools and act as mentors.
On the issue of combating
fake news, it seems that
young and old are united.
Education is the key.
People don't know it's unreliable,
and without education on it,
and without knowing the signs,
then you will believe it.
And you can go out in the world
and actually talk to people
about your opinion that's formed
an fake information.
What shall we do about it?
I think the education
in school is very important.
If you start from a young age,
then I think people learn
and reflect on that and they carry
it with them through their lives.
The BBC couldn't have put
it better themselves.
Amol Rajan, BBC News.
More than 1,000 firefighters
are tackling huge
wildfires in California.
Hundreds of buildings have
already been destroyed.
12,000 homes are under threat.
The fire is burning about 50 miles
north of Los Angeles.
Nearly 30,000 people have been
forced from their homes.
One of the oldest and most complete
skeletons of our ancestors has been
unveiled in South Africa.
Scientists have spent 20 years
excavating and preparing
the skeleton, which they've called
It's thought the fossilised remains
are more than 3.5 million years old.
Andrew Harding reports
They found her skeleton in these
deep caves outside Johannesburg.
She'd been lying here
for almost four million years.
Trapped in the rock.
Today, Little Foot finally emerged -
after 20 painstaking
years of excavation.
These bones had a very, very
fragile, flaky surface many of them.
And it was like trying
to extract a pie with flaky
pastry out of concrete
without damaging the pie.
We had to do this properly,
we had to do it slowly.
Yes, it took more than 20 years
of my life, but I feel younger
and stronger for it!
So, these are the caves
where Little Foot was found.
The theory goes that she was walking
along the surface, fell
down into the caves,
and was covered
by sediment and rock.
Millions of years later,
scientists in the 1980s and 1990s
in a series of extraordinary
across her remains and slowly
managed to piece them back together.
Her skeleton shows
she was in her 30s.
She probably lived in the trees,
and crucially, she was more
like us than like an ape.
So the pictures you see in books
of our ancestors gradually getting
up off of all fours and walking
along in a stooped manner,
that's all nonsense.
They were upright when
they were in the trees,
and they were upright
when they came down to the ground.
And now they're us?
Yes, now they're us.
Unearthed in these caves then,
a vital addition to our own
complicated family tree.
Andrew Harding, BBC
News, South Africa.
This time yesterday I was talking
about hopes of an England fightback
in the second Ashes Test.
Well, it wasn't to be.
Australia wrapped up a 120-run
victory in less than two
hours of the final day.
But captain Joe Root insists his
side are still in the Ashes,
despite the back-to-back defeats.
Our Sports Correspondent,
Andy Swiss, reports from Adelaide.
PLAYS THE GREAT ESCAPE THEME TUNE.
They'd arrived with such optimism.
England fans hoping to witness one
of cricket's greatest comebacks.
But within minutes,
their hopes lay in tatters.
Second ball of the day,
Chris Woakes caught behind.
And even worse was to follow.
England's captain and cornerstone,
Joe Root, gone for 67.
Australia had their key man.
And when Moeen Ali was trapped
for just two, any last lingering
hopes left with him.
The rest was a formality.
In just an hour and three quarters,
England's dreams had been
Oh, that's it!
Australia taking a 2-0
lead, while England try
to take the positives.
We've shown throughout the two games
the periods that we can
But just not for five days.
And that's going to be
our challenge, really.
The harsh reality of this defeat,
though, is that England's Ashes
hopes are now hanging by a thread.
If they lose the next match
in Perth, where they haven't won
for nearly 40 years,
it's all over.
England haven't been able to match
the pace of Australia's bowlers,
or the durability of their batsmen.
And some believe
there's no way back.
We've had a moment here where we've
all been up a bit and maybe...
But when it comes to the tough
moments, they're better than us.
So, no chance?
I don't think so, no.
And so, an all-too familiar story.
England have now lost their last
seven Tests in Australia.
One more, and their Ashes hopes
will have turned to dust.
Andy Swiss, BBC News, Adelaide.
There's just one day to go before
we find out which contender will be
named UK City of Culture 2021.
Sunderland is one of five places
bidding to win the title.
It's up against Coventry, Paisley,
Stoke-on-Trent and Swansea.
As Judith Moritz reports,
a city that is best known these days
for its highly efficient car-making
plants is keen to show
it has another side.
# By the harbour wall
# The place
you love the most #.
Sunderland has been
shaped by the sea.
Where once they built ships,
now they make music.
Culture here, inspired by the waves.
So the landscape pulls
on your heartstrings here?
Yeah, it absolutely does.
I mean, just look at it.
Even on a kind of stormy day
like this, it's still beautiful.
Coronation Street actress Melanie
Hill grew up near this shore.
She says Sunderland is special,
and should be City of Culture.
For me, it's the community,
and it's a community spirit.
And since this bid was started,
I've seen the communities coming
together, and there's
like an energy.
And people have begun
to have hope again.
Sunderland champions social art -
a way of people creating
and connecting at the same time.
I think there's a lot
of talent in Sunderland.
I'm not saying I'm one of them,
but you never can tell!
It was once hailed as the largest
ship-building city in the world.
But hundreds of yards have
closed down, and coal
and glass have declined, too.
The furnaces still burn, but here
it's for artistry, not industry.
For this apprentice,
there's a bright future.
Unfortunately, that old culture
and heritage has gone.
But we're trying to keep it alive
here at the National Glass
Centre, keep it going.
And like some of the other guys that
work here, it's like,
they've all got real experience
from when they did work
in those factories.
So they're still keeping it alive,
and kind of passing it
on to like the new generation
of glass-makers, like myself.
Sunderland is forging a new path.
With an eye on its proud heritage,
the city also has a bold
vision for the future.
Judith Moritz, BBC News, Sunderland.
Time for a look at the weather.
Here's Sarah Keith-Lucas.
Here's Sarah Keith-Lucas.
Well, the wind is the main theme to
the forecast of the next 24 hours or
so. Storm Caroline is sweeping its
way in. Tomorrow it could produce
winds of 80 mph or more,
particularly across the North of
Scotland. That is where we have an
ample warning from the weblog is in
force. -- and ample warning from the
Met Office. The winds are picking
up, cloudy, without breaks of rain
pushing their way towards the
south-east alike. The winds are very
strong. Gale or severe gales
overnight. During the early hours of
Thursday one, storm Caroline shows
its hand. You can see the proximity
of these isobars indicating a windy
weather across the North of
Scotland. For the tomorrow morning
rush-hour, we could see gusts of 80
mph in northern Scotland. Northern
Ireland as well. This band of heavy
rain and strong winds clears away
gradually from the south-east,
leaving us all in sunshine and
wintry showers. But those really
strong northerly winds continuing
across northern parts of the
country, combined with sleet and
snow showers. Tomorrow will feel
much colder than it has done
recently. As we move through
Thursday night and on into Friday,
storm Caroline clears away towards
the north-east. We have still got a
cold northerly airflow with us,
bringing us a cold day on Friday.
There will be wintry sunshine, and
also plenty of snow showers across
Scotland, Northern Ireland, the West
of England and Wales. A few of those
snow showers filtering through the
Midlands, we could see a flurry of
snow in London. It will feel subzero
when you add on the influence of the
wind-chill. Lots going on in the
weather in the next few days. You
can keep up-to-date on our website.
Sarah, thank you.
A reminder of our main story...
President Trump has recognised the