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This is BBC world News today, broadcasting in the UK and around


the world. Here are the headlines. Russian police say they have


detained 500 people in Moscow alone as anti-corruption protests take


place across the country. In Germany a bruised foot Chancellor angler


Michael as her party looks set to keep our. -- Angela Merkel. A


special report on Yemen's humanitarian catastrophe, two years


into the conflict the story of little boy whose life has been to


inspect ever and England beat Lithuania at Wembley in their World


Cup qualifier, thanks to a second-half goal from Jamie Vardy.


Hello and welcome to the programme, thousands of people have been taking


part in anti-crushed chin -- antique or rough chin protests across


Russia. After a call from the opposition leader. Pictures from


Moscow show people being detained and scuttles breaking out. The


police say that nearly 500 people have been arrested in the capital


alone including the opposition leader. They are thought to be the


biggest in five years. Demonstrated here and in more than ?100 in cities


across the country called for the Prime Minister to resign, the


protest, ahead of presidential elections next year with President


Putin expected to seek a full time in office. From Moscow he was our


correspondent. Here on Pushkin Square in the centre


of Moscow and the crowd is chanting, There several thousand


people who have covered The Russian authorities say


that this anti-corruption protests But people have come


onto the streets anyway. There is a very heavy


police presence. A short while ago one


man tried to unfurl an anti-Putin poster on the statute,


but the police pushed their way into The crowd were shouting,


disgrace, let him go. The level of corruption is too high


in Russia right now. It is hard to live in


corruption atmosphere. So now the riot police


have moved on to Pushkin The police have been


telling the crowd all afternoon that this


is It looks as if the right


police intend to clear the Meanwhile we hear that


the opposition activist and anti-corruption campaigner Alexei


Navalny has been detained by police He is the man who called


people onto the streets, not only in Moscow


today, but across Russia. Well, the riot police have now


cleared protesters from Pushkin And they are lined up all the way


down through the Main Street People came out in


Moscow today to protest against corruption in


the Russian government. But this sends a message


to the crowd that fighting corruption is not a priority


for the Russian authorities. Let's speak to the director of the


director for Russia at the University of Wisconsin. How


significant you the these protests are? Extremely. The Putin


administration, for the last recent period has served a steady diet to


Russians of nationalism, anti-western sentiment and tried to


secure its authority by convincing Russians that Russia's geopolitical


prominence is more important to them than their own economic well-being.


This strategy has appeared to work but the events of today suggest that


it may be beginning to falter. So, you say that this protest is


significant, giving President Putin will be bullied by then? I'm quite


sure he will be. Throughout his term in office he's been quite concerned


prospect of so-called coloured revolutions, he's witnessed regimes,


mostly suddenly in Ukraine being taken down by protests from


discontented citizens in these countries and he has attempted to


blame these on the interference of the United States and its allies in


the panel affairs of its countries. A lot of its policies have been...


We saw of course most recently in Russia in 2011 and 2012 following


the elections and the presidential elections of that period in which


reports of falsification of election results led to massive street


protests. The regime dealt with that successfully through a series of


heavy-handed measures and following that it initiated this recent


campaign of using an Thai western propaganda to distract the Russian


people from the economic woes will stop -- anti-Western propaganda. The


fact that the spite of the fear of replies all and the possibility of


arrest and potential of violence that individual Russians are so fed


up with the system they are are willing to risk their own personal


well-being it must be a sign of concern to the regime. Briefly,


could you give us a sense of how influential the opposition leader


is? He is a controversial figure, I think the regime has been successful


as portraying him as a corrupt person himself it is not so much


about his implements personally, it is more about the fact that Russians


are fed up with corruption and the opposition has hopped onto this very


effective messaging, so whether or not he ends up being the leader to


galvanise this movement I think it will pose a problem for birth Putin


administration for the current administration. -- the current...


Meanwhile in neighbouring Belarus - police arrested demonstrators -


demanding to know where friends and family are after a major protest


people were detained on Sunday in the capital Minsk.


About 400 people were arrested on Saturday while taking part


in an unsanctioned protest against the government.


In Germany - Exit polls in the state of Saarland -


indicate that Angela Merkel's party has won the regional


Supporters of her Christian Democratic Union -


known as the CDU - have already started celebrating.


The Saarland election is widely seen as an indicator to a general


A Conservative candidate said in six months' time.


A Conservative candidate said tonight that she had not expected


such a clear victory her wildest dreams and I'm expect that Angela


Merkel had neither. The reason why it is interesting is it is the first


regional vote to be held since the former president of the European


Parliament took hold... His appearance back on the German


domestic political scene has given the social Democrats a real boost.


They are polling neck and neck with Angela Merkel's conservatives and he


stands a very good chance of knocking her from her perch in those


elections in September. You have the CDU and the social Democrats neck


and neck and that is why all eyes were on this very small German


state. Looking at these exit polls, Angela Michael has had a nice prize.


It looks as though when it comes down to the privacy of the voting


booth, the electorate actually have not given in, if you like, to this


so-called effect of Martin Schulz. Pretty


surprisingly is old if the exit polls are to believe. And certainly


the Conservatives will be patting themselves on the back because this


suggests to them they will make a stronger showing, November. But


Martin Schulz has said that the countdown to the general election is


a marathon and not a sprint and there are six months yet to go. A


lot could change in time. To Bangladesh where the army said that


troops have shot dead two suspected militant -- Islamist militants holed


up in apartment blocks and Friday. in the five-storey building -


which is in the north At least six people were killed


on Saturday in two bombings Security officials said they were on


the look of this had helped the last few months, six people including the


police officers were killed in last night's explosion targeting security


forces. The so-called Islamic State said it carried out the attack. The


whole area has been cordoned to avoid further casualties.


TRANSLATION: We could not sleep tonight as powerful explosions


rocked the whole area. Our children are very scared. We cannot move out


of our house. We never thought we would live beside a militant down.


I'm standing 200 metres away from where suspected Islamic militants


are holding up a strong position for the last 72 hours. Bangladesh's


security forces including army commanders have joined the


anti-terror operation. The militants are responding with sustained


gunshot and explosions. Bangladesh's is facing this threat of Islamist


military seat for the last two years. More than 35 Islamist


militants have been killed in anti-terror operations conducted by


the security forces, but this time this is not going to be an easy


victory for the security forces. Army commanders have rescued 78


civilians from the House, but the operation is not over yet.


TRANSLATION: To militants killed, we think there are more inside the


building, we will continue our operation. -- two militants are


killed. They believed that Bangladesh leads Islamist militants


have a strong connection with the so-called Islamic State, but the


Bangladeshi government says they are home-grown. If it is proved that


they are responsible for the recent... Bent it marks a new stage


in battle with best's fight against militancy. -- then it marks. The


British Home Secretary Amber Rudd has demanded access to encrypted


messaging services in terrorism cases. Her comments to the BBC,


after it was reported that the man who killed four people in


Westminster last week was an WhatsApp two minutes before he


carried out the attack. Here's what he had to say. There should be no


place the terrorists to hide and we need to make sure that places like


WhatsApp and other places like that have no...


It used to be that people would steam open envelopes or just


listen in on phones when they wanted to find out what people were doing -


legally, through warrantry - but on this situation,


we need to make sure that our intelligence services


have the ability to get into situations like


Still to come, did dinosaurs originally come from the UK?


Let there be no more wars or bloodshed between Arabs and


Israelis. With great regret the committee


decided that South Africa should be not included in the competition.


Streaking across the sky the right heart wreckage to gasps from


onlookers in Fiji. -- the wreckage. This is BBC world News today. The


latest headlines. Russian police say they have detained 500 people in


Moscow alone as anti-corruption protests break out across the


country. In Germany a boost for Chancellor Angela Merkel as her


party looks set to keep power in this state of Solomons. It is been


two years since the start of a Saudi led military campaign in Yemen,


supporting the government against rebels


So far almost 8,000 people have been killed and 42 thousand injured.


Already one of the poorest countries in world, the conflict has seen


millions of Yemenis, including children,


Mai Noman reports from Aden, one of the cities that


witnessed intense battles in this on-going war.


Coming back to Aden for the first enters the war started in Yemen,


I can see the signs of this brutal conflict on the city and its people.


He was four when a missile fell on his house.


He lost a finger and both of his legs.


After taking control of the capital, rebels from the North stormed


the southern city of Aden in March 2015.


A four-month vicious battle began between Houthis


Shortly after the fighting began in Aden, Saudi Arabia led


a coaltion and joined the war, bombing Houthi targets


Now, over two years later, the front line continues to shift,


but these battles leave behind long lasting scars on the many families


This boy and his brother are among 10 million Yemeni children who have


According to Unicef, there are 1.6 million children


displaced, 500,000 starving and thousands have been injured.


Many children show signs of distress.


The destruction caused by this ongoing war can be


But for children like these, it is the invisible scars that


in the port is from Yemen and she has written about her experience of


travelling back to her hometown on our website. -- the reporter. Here


is Jessica with the sports news. Less than ten minutes remaining,


meaning that Germany remain unbeaten on the road in the last 44


qualifiers. England remain in the top of group F after they picked


Lithuania 2-0 in Wembley. It was a special day for Jermaine Defoe who


scored on his first appearance for the England team in modern three


years. Our reporter has more. The build-up to this match had been


overshadowed by the terror attack on Wednesday. There were odd police,


flags were flying at half-mast and before the match there was a brief


laying ceremony followed by a minutes silence around the ground


which was impeccably observed. After that, motion before the game, the


match itself was relatively uneventful. England took the lead


after 20 minutes when Jermaine Defoe recalled, he scored slotting home


from close range. What a comeback from Jermaine Defoe. Lefty Wayne yet


nearly equalised just before the break after a mistake by the keeper,


but England led 1-0 at the break and joined the second half they added to


their lead substitute Jamie body who scored England's's second goal from


-- 's Jamie body. Not exactly a vintage performance by England but


it kept them firmly on course for the World Cup finals in Russian


eczema. Let's -- in Russia next summer. Scotland are hosting


Slovenia in England's group F. A must win game in Scotland who have


managed four points from their ball game said Bob. It is currently 0-0


Hampden Park. Slovakia are beating Malta. Northern Ireland are to -


zero up against Norway, if it stayed that way there will be back up to


second place and on course for a play-off place, Poland are up


against' in group E. The same group sees the mania playing Denmark where


it is goalless. The Netherlands coach each has


he has been sacked after Dave Webb beta-2- zero on Saturday to leave


their qualifications hope an hanging by a thread. The Netherlands are


from five games. Beating Lewis Hamilton in second place in


Australia. It is that a's first win since the Singapore Grand Prix in


September 2015, more evidence perhaps of Mercedes domination being


over after the introduction of faster cars. Hamilton started in


poll but that'll had an advantage on pace and tyre wear and took control


after Hamilton got stuck after a pit stop. Hamilton's new team mate came


third. This driver has won the tour of Catalonia. His team-mate was


that. He had a great start to the season, he ... He was first on the


one-day tour of Murcia for the fifth time. This is his second tour of


Catalonia title. That is all the sport from now. Back to you.


Jessica, thank you a much. The first dinosaurs may have


originated in the northern hemisphere, possibly in an area


that is now Britain. That's one of the conclusions


of new research on the subject. It suggests that the current theory


of how dinosaurs evolved and where they came from may


well be wrong. Fossilised bones that capture a time


that dinosaurs ruled the Earth, By measuring how they changed over


the years, researchers worked out how they are related,


and how they evolved. But a new reassessment published


in the journal Nature, which suggests that that theory


which has lasted 130 The current theory is that there


are two main groups of dinosaurs. One, which includes the Stegosaurus,


and another, which has two branches. The vegetarians such


as the brontosaurus, and the meat eaters,


such as the savage It turns out that the meat eaters


are in the wrong group, It also shows that the very first


dinosaurs did not originate in what is now East Africa,


but much further north, possibly We've taken dinosaur origins,


which originally were thought to be southern hemisphere,


and brought them into the northern hemisphere, and it could well be


that dinosaurs originated even What we have here is a key


specimen in this analysis. And here is the fossil that led


to this shock finding - a primitive dinosaur the size


of a cat was found in It was an animal like this that led


to the creatures that dominated this The new family tree will mean


that we will have to rethink our ideas of how they evolved and spread


across the globe. This is a fairly major change


to our knowledge of dinosaurs. We have had a system


in place for 130 years, we thought we understood


the relationships of these big groups of animals,


but it may be that we have a major This re-evaluation of fossils


challenges a theory that has been accepted since the Victorian era,


and so will be controversial. But if it is proved to be correct,


textbooks on the subject There has been angry reaction in the


United States because a child was not allowed to board a plane because


she was wearing leggings. It stated that her leggings did not meet the


past dress code. Now here in the UK it's Mother's day


- so we thought we'd show you these pictures of four white tigers -


born at a zoo in the central The cubs - two females and two males


were born 5 days ago - And as you can see they've


all been taking it easy. White tigers are extremely rare


and owe their appearance This private safari zoo, specialises


in breeding white animals, That is it from me and the team


thank you for being with others. But by the now. -- Byford now.


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