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The headlines - a rising tide of anti-migrant feeling in Germany,


as it records more than 3,500 acts of violence against migrants


That's an average of nearly ten incidents a day -


there are calls for the government to do more to protect migrants


Anti-Putin sentiment as thousands march in memory


of Russian opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead


Also coming up: time to roll out the red carpet in Hollywood,


where this year's Oscars are shaping up to be the most politicised


The issue is going to be for winners, whichever side of the


divide they stand on, how do they say something that isn't partisan


and pointed? Manchester United leave it late


to beat Southampton in a riveting When German Chancellor Angela Merkel


opened her country to refugees in 2015, she was praised


for her humanitarian stand. But not everyone has offered such


a warm welcome to the newcomers. New official figures show


that there are at least ten attacks More than 900,000 asylum


seekers were taken into Germany in 2015,


although that figure The open door policy has proved


politically sensitive and has led The Interior Ministry figures


for 2016 showed that there were more that there were more than 2,500


attacks against individual More than 500 people were injured


including 43 children. The figures also reveal


there were almost 1,000 attacks on migrant shelters,


a similar number to the year before. The issue of migration is expected


to feature heavily in parliamentary Stephan Dunnwald is from


the Bavarian Refugees' Council and gave me his reaction


to the figures released today. We guess that the numbers will be


high and we criticised, during the past years,


that every single attack of migrants towards Germans is entering in a big


debate on German TV, and shows and newspapers,


and that the attacks on migrants, on refugees especially,


they are not really And we criticise the Ministry


of Interior that they are not doing Can you give us some examples


of what exactly is happening? Have you met people


who have had this problem? We are not meeting these


people personally. We are working with these


volunteers who are assisting and integrating refugees,


but we often have refugees there who say, OK, I'm


anxious to go there alone, or, I'm fearing in this flat,


and we have difficulties in this neighbourhood,


and so on. In terms of who is behind this,


is it far-right groups, I mean, a part of it is definitely


done by far-right groups. But what we see is that,


in many cases, local people are also trying to attack refugees,


because they are not happy with refugees living


in the neighbourhood. And that is a serious thing


because that is very difficult also. The right-wing groups,


they are under the radar of the police, but these neighbours


are, in many cases, unknown and they hide away and they are not


detected afterwards. In a rare public display


of anti-government feeling, thousands of people have been taking


part in an opposition march It's in memory of the murdered


opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead in Moscow


two years ago. Moscow police said 5,000 attended


the event but organisers put Our correspondent Sarah Rainsford


has been at the demonstration. This crowd here has come out to


remember Boris Nemtsov, two years after he was shot in the back and


killed next to the Kremlin, a murder that shocked Russia and people


believe it was meant to terrify other voices of opposition into


silence. They have come out in this act of remembrance and defiance,


shouting that Russia will be free and will out Putin. I came here


because it is kind of my job, if I lived in Russia -- I live in Russia,


I show my voice here, that is it. When Boris Nemtsov was killed, that


was a tragedy for Russian freedom and for the Russian freedom movement


and for our family as well. It's very important that we were here


last year and also this year and we will be there next year, that's for


sure. Still no real answers as to who killed Boris Nemtsov. There are


five men from chatting on trial in Moscow who are supposed to be the


hit men, the contract killers by the man who is alleged to have ordered


the killing has disappeared and indeed Boris Nemtsov supporters and


his family and lawyers believe that there is actually a cover-up, that


the real people behind the murder have not been found. But they do


believe that Boris Nemtsov was killed because of his political


views. Russia is heading towards a presidential election next year and


this march is a reminder that not everyone in Russia agrees with and


supports President Putin, despite his ashen Mikel ratings in the


opinion polls -- astronomical ratings. It shows the danger of


being in opposition here. Just before the march, someone ran out of


the crowd and through green liquid at the face of one of the opposition


leaders here. Many people here are carrying flowers that they will take


to the spot on the bridge where Boris Nemtsov was actually murdered.


There has been a shrine there ever since. It is guarded by volunteers


24 hours a day because it has been smashed that I've handled multiple


times. People are determined to keep the flowers coming in memory of what


they say Boris Nemtsov stood for, freedom and democracy. In other


news... Up to 20 people have been injured


in a fire at a hostel for asylum Two people were hurt after jumping


from windows and several others suffered the effects


of smoke inhalation. The cause is unknown,


but police in Vastra Gotaland have Britain is facing a level


of terrorist threat which it has not seen since a wave of IRA attacks


four decades ago, according to the UK's new independent reviewer


of terror legislation. Writing in The Telegraph newspaper,


Max Hill says Islamists are targettng UK cities


and the threat they pose The United Nations' cultural agency


says the damage caused to Iraq's cultural heritage by Islamic State


militants has been even The organisation wants to fence off


archaeological sites to protect them The Iraqi military says it's


recaptured two districts in western The area of Mosul is the last


IS stronghold in Iraq. The military says its forces


overcame a number of suicide car bombs, to take control


of the two neighbourhoods. The


militants are surrounded, Tom Robinson heads Oxfam's


emergency team in Iraq. He's just visited the Oxfam base


on the southern edge of the fighting area where thousands of families


are fleeing to and told us They have lived under Isis


for two and half years. They are living in very


impoverished conditions, so there is a complete lack


of services within Mosul. When people flee, they are fleeing


through front lines, And often there is a


significant number of trauma cases where families


are getting injured in the process. Children are normally about 50%


of the population that flee. It is a very large


number of children. In the villages up to


Mosul, in the south, we know that Isis are doing this


tactic of withholding civilians at and moving the populations


from area to area. We've had reports of that happening


as well within Mosul. It is an incredibly complex sort


of operating environment when it comes to these divisions


within the Iraqi community. At the moment people are relieved


to be getting out of Isis Quite often you see this


clearly, when people arrive at beyond the Iraqi lines


and into the sort of safe areas. In Bahrain four policemen have been


wounded in a bomb attack Authorities say that


terrorists targeted a bus On Thursday a woman was injured


in a blast that took Tensions have been rising in Bahrain


since a government crackdown The Afghan Taliban has issued


a rare public statement in the name of its leader,


urging its followers to plant trees. The statement, attributed


to Haibatullah Akhundzada, calls on Taliban militants


and the general public to plant one or several fruit or non-fruit trees,


for the beautification of the earth. The statement says when a Muslim


plants a tree it counts as charity because it provides food for birds,


animals or humans. Haibatullah Akhundzada has been


in hiding since he assumed the leadership of the insurgent


group last May. Now to the Oscars - the musical


La La Land leads this year's But there will be some competition,


in the form of Manchester One of the nominees for best foreign


language film is the Iranian drama The Salesman about a middle class


couple whose relationship begins to crack when they


move into a new flat. The film's director -


Asghar Farhadi - is not attending the Oscars ceremony in protest over


Donald Trump's executive Our Arts Editor Will Gompertz


is on the red carpet and says the focus is not just


on who will win but Looking at a movie like moonlight,


the coming-of-age story directed by Barry Jenkins. He will be the first


black person to win best director. Within the movie, the best


supporting actor, Marat Charlotte Ali, a Muslim actor who has spoken


powerfully about what it is like in America -- Mahershala Ali. We see


the politics and the movies coming together. This is the most


politically charged Oscars I can remember. I know we had World War I


and World War II, but the atmosphere is so uncertain and anxious, this is


a public platform going to hundreds of millions of people around the


world and people want to express themselves. The issue for the


winners, whatever side of the divide they stand on, how do they say


something that isn't partisan and pointed, but is poignant and


captures what everyone is feeling on both sides of the divide and there's


something profound? Very difficult to do. Marlon Brando did it in 73


when he refused his best actor Oscar for the Godfather and he sent a


Native American woman to reject the Oscar on his behalf and explained


that she was doing so because Marlon Brando disapproved of the treatment


of Native Americans in the movies. It was a strong message, it got


booze and applause, but it became part of Oscar history. Do you think


people are worried about any backlash? We saw what happened with


Meryl Streep after her comments. Or do people think it could help their


personal position. Do you know what, I know that we not stars quite a lot


but I don't think anybody is that small minded. Trying to get the


measure of the moment. If people don't like what President Trump is


doing, if they don't like his immigration ban, they will be


concerned but they don't want to play into his hands, to sound like


bleeding-heart liberals, luvvies, and he can say that they were bound


to say that. And the movies now! La La Land, is that out of sync with


the politics, or is it escapism? Great question, it could go either


way. If the Oscars were two weeks ago, La La Land would storm it. Such


is the speed of change and sentiment in the country, it may be perceived


as a little bit Lovie, so perhaps Moonlight will take it. La La Land


is fluffy but it is a good piece of film-making that fits into a genre


that goes back to the golden age of Hollywood, the French new wave of


the 60s, it isn't cynical, it's about dreams and ideas. Hollywood


loves that. But I think Barry Jenkins may well win for Moonlight


and if he does he will be the first black person to win best director.


If he doesn't win it's going to be Damien Chazelle, the youngest person


to win best director. It is going to be politically charged, and I think


history is going to be made. We will bring you the Oscars as it


happens. Stay with us, much more coming up.


Nokia goes back to the future, as it re-launches the iconic


mobile phone, 17 years after it was first released.


Prince Charles proposed to Princess Diana three weeks ago. As


revolutions go, this had its fair share of bullets. Symmetry's name,


summing up the cruel regime. Scientists in Scotland have cloned a


sheep called Dolly using cells from another seat. The news was greeted


as if it was the first in Kuwait and in this City, among the richest in


the world, Kuwaitis can gather freely again. Not for 20 years have


locusts been seen in such numbers in this part of Africa. Some swarms


have been ten miles long. The last time the public will see this pipe,


very soon, for the credibility of the next Pope, Benedict will, in his


words, be hidden from the world for the rest of his life.


The German government condemns violence as it reveals


Thousands of Russians march in Moscow, in memory of the murdered


Aid has started to reach some of the 100,000 people


affected by famine in parts of South Sudan.


Three years of civil war has driven families into the marshes


of the river Nile to hide from the fighting,


and aid agencies have been struggling to deliver food.


Our Africa Correspondent Alastair Leithead travelled


to a rebel-held area - to the town of Thonyor,


close to the frontline, but where people have been told


They came in their thousands as word spread that help was on its way.


Most were women and children, hungry, tired and waiting under a


burning sun. They had fled into the marshlands of the Nile to escape the


Civil War that is destroying the world's youngest country but now


they are desperate. Despite the risks, they have come out for help.


This is the heart of the area that has been declared a famine.


Thousands of people having in this area to register to receive food


aid, coming from the marshes and swamps where they've been hiding


from the fighting. There are thousands more people who cannot


reach here and they desperately need help. Each card entitles them to one


month of food rations which will be airdropped over the next few days.


Everyone tells a similar story of hunger on the islands, surviving off


wild honey and water lilies. People are dying of starvation, she said,


that's why we are here, lining up for help. And she talked about how


hard the war has been, especially for older women who cannot run to


the river, people looting their possessions. This is what is left of


the Medecins Sans Frontiere clinic, destroyed when government troops


briefly took the town in November. This is the market, now back in


rebel hands. It is the rebel leader's birthplace which is why


many suspect it is being targeted so harshly. TRANSLATION: The government


militia kill and abduct people, they raid and steel cows, burning houses


in the church. The UN needs both sides to agree to a ceasefire before


they can bring aid into the contested areas. The lack of access


has contributed to the famine. What we've had for many months, the


humanitarian agencies have not been able to make it here. This is the


first time we are doing so. It is a real issue. We need people to


understand that without safety and assurances of security for the


people and aid workers, we have a catastrophic situation. Malnutrition


is manageable here, despite the famine, but it is the places where


help cannot reach that hunger is taking lives.


It was a big day at Wembley today. Details now.


England's rugby players are still on course for a potential


Grand Slam in the Six Nations, but they were made


The score, England 36, Italy 15 doesn't reveal


team had to endure before they sealed their 17th


Italy had a five-point lead at half-time, and for much


of the match made life very difficult for Eddie Jones' England.


In theory, Italy came here to try and win the game although the


realistic ambition was to frustrate England and they certainly achieved


that. At one point, the England captain and one of the senior


players were talking to the referee trying to work out what is going on.


Italy had interpreted one of the rules surrounding the ruck and


offside positions to such an extent that England were not sure what was


going on and Eddie Jones, the coach, was furious at the end of the match.


Half-time, Italy were ahead. It wasn't until the final ten minutes


of the match when England finally broke three and overwhelmed Italy to


get the bonus which tried to go past 30 points. That would have been a


minimum of their expectations. Eddie Jones told his players he wanted to


take Italy to the cleaners. They didn't do that, England got the


bonus point but Italy, with so much talk about whether they deserve a


place in the Six Nations, left Twickenham having made their point.


It wasn't rugby, let's face facts. You have to have the offside line to


play the game. Italy were smart and congratulations to their coaching


staff and players, executing the plan, but it wasn't rugby. If I was


the BBC, I would be asking the RFC for their money back. We need some


proper rugby. Doesn't mince his words!


Southampton 3-2 to win the EFL Cup Final at Wembley.


Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the key player for United,


scoring two of their goals, including the winner four minutes


Southampton will consider themselves unlucky.


They had a goal wrongly disallowed and then came back from 2-0 down


It was manager Jose Mourinho's eighth major trophy in England.


A third hat trick in nine games from Harry Kane saw


Tottenham Hotspur move up to second place in the Premier League table


All four goals were scored in the first half in a 4-0 victory


for Mauriccio Pochettino's team, but despite going above


Manchester City they're still 10 points behind leaders Chelsea.


Kane has now scored 12 goals in 11 games in all competitions


since the start of 2017, and this was his second hat-trick


in a week following Spurs' FA Cup fifth-round victory over


He's playing at a very good level. He's fantastic. He's one of the top


strikers in the world and I think he deserves it because he's a great


professional, top man. Happy for him. He scored the goals and Dele


Alli scored a goal. What about the response from him because he was


under pressure after Thursday? He's a great boy. I'm very pleased with


him. He deserves it after a difficult few days for him. Today I


think he was fantastic on the pitch and Lord. Very happy too for him.


champion Sir Mo Farah has insisted that he is a clean athlete who has


He released a statement following the publication of fresh


allegations about his coach Alberto Salazar.


The Sunday Times has a leaked report from


the United States Anti Doping Agency, which


claims that Salazar might


have abused prescription medicines and drug infusions.


Farah said that it was upsetting that some parts of the media


try to associate him with allegations of drug misuse


Nokia's 3310 phone has just been relaunched, nearly 17


More than 126 million were produced before it was phased out in 2005.


The revamped version will be sold under licence by the Finnish


Our technology correspondent Rory Cellan Jones reports


from the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona.


It is back, the Nokia 3310, a much beloved classic that used to love


for ever and it is going to be reborn by the new owners of the


Nokia brand, HMD. But if Nokia is to make a huge comeback it isn't going


to be this that will do it, it will be a smartphone call the Nokia six


and I'm joined by the chief executive of HMD, which is bringing


back these brands. Is this the future, or that? It is absolutely


our smartphone that is the future. This is where we are putting our


ever sad way we are driving, with our partners. There is still a


consumer -based that we are serving and it isn't that small. There are


people who prefer this to smartphones. It is going down


slightly which is why we are focusing on smartphones. There was a


lot of affection for that. Yes, a lot of interest and media, and that


is serving a purpose but now we are driving the next chapter of Nokia.


Is there a danger that the message you are sending out is a nostalgic


one about an old phone rather than the future phone? This is a big day,


it is entertaining. This is a big statement, we are driving the next


chapter of Nokia, this is our story. Our partners, more than 500 partners


globally, have decided to drive with us the next chapter of Nokia, more


than 120 companies. We are going to be global. See you soon, by.


A mixed bag of whether earlier today, wet and windy for some,


mostly drive for other people. This is Glasgow cometh heavy rain


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