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this is bbc news. the headlines: commentator: gatlin wins it! american sprinterjustin gatlin says athletics can be proud of him as world champion, the two—time drugs cheat was booed by crowds after beating usain bolt. i've done so much for the communities at home. i want them to know mistakes can happen. but you can come back and work hard for them. and you know you can be accepted back to your sport. president trump welcomes china and russia's backing for new un sanctions against north korea. a new review into the cost of energy is dismissed as "cold comfort" by consumer groups, who say households are already paying too much. one man's died and two are missing after a boat sank in the english channel, off the coast of shoreham, in west sussex.
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an exciting line—up on day 3 of the world athletics championships in london. commentator: that is a big effort! katarina johnson—thompson jumps back into contention for a medal in the heptathlon. england finish of south africa, giving them a big first—innings lead at old trafford —— finish off. and click looks at whether we might one day drive on solar roads. that's in half an hour, here on bbc news. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. the world of sport is in shock after usain bolt was beaten in his last solo race at the world athletics championships in london. he lost to justin gatlin, who has been banned from the sport twice for drugs cheating,
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and was booed and jeered by the capacity crowd at the london stadium. gatlin won in 9.92 seconds, with christian coleman coming in second place. bolt finished in 9.95 seconds to take the bronze. our sports editor dan roan has more. with the night sky crackling with excitement, the fireworks gave a sense of what was to come. announcer: usain bolt! lapping up the adulation for one last time in an individual final, bolt knew his buildup hadn't been perfect, beaten in the semi—final by young american, christian coleman. his starts also have been shaky. commentator: bolt gets a pretty good start. so does coleman. coleman leading it. chasing hard. here he comes. and gatlin wins it! with coleman second, bolt was pushed into bronze, the disbelief sweeping round the stadium, the crowd making it more than clear what they thought of the winner.
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booing gatlin had shocked the world, but he quickly moved from arrogance to humility. and as the american basked in unpopular glory, bolt gave an interview we're not used to seeing. it's just one of those things, you know what i mean? i can't say much. i just didn't execute when it matters. it wasn't meant to be this way. the crowd here expected usain bolt to win his final 100 metres race, not come third, and certainly not get beaten by a two times drug cheat injustin gatlin, who crashes the farewell party. it's the last thing track and field would have wanted. i have come back to the sport, i have worked hard. i have faced all the penalties and the rules. i have inspired other athletes to be better, young athletes, and i've done so much in the communities back home. and i want them to know, you know, mistakes can happen. but you can come back and work hard for them and be accepted back. the crowd had experienced history, just not the history they expected. but bolt still bows out having
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transcended his sport. dan roan, bbc news, at the london stadium. we can go to the london stadium and join our sports reporter. jessica, not everyone agreeing with the way that the crowd reacted tojustin gatlin. it was a night of drama, no one expected the result we saw last night. there was a lot of booing as the crowd realised justin gatlin had won the race. fans have said there's nothing wrong with him competing, because actually he has done nothing wrong, it is the governing body, the iaaf that have allowed him to compete, and he served his time. he is allowed to come back, but on the other hand some people say what he has done has made a mockery of the
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sport, and calls into question the integrity of athletics. i spoke to darren campbell earlier and he says he would understand why the fans wa nt to he would understand why the fans want to vent their frustration towards justin gatlin, want to vent their frustration towardsjustin gatlin, but he says in the medal ceremony he suggests that they don't boo and that they find a different way to protest. it will be interesting to see the reaction he gets. what kind of reception is katarina johnson—thompson getting in the heptathlon? she is bouncing back after struggling. a good day so far today? she had a tough opening day but she is well underway on her second and final day of the heptathlon. she started in fourth place but after a very impressive long jump where she managed a jump of 6.56 finishing second, that has
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pushed her into the bronze medal position. she is now underway in the javelin. opening throw of 41.72 which was a best for her this season so which was a best for her this season so she is doing everything to keep her in the bronze medal and maybe even challenge for a silver medal. after the javelin we have the last event of the 800 metres. as i say, a much better second day for katarina johnson—thompson. much better second day for katarina johnson-thompson. good luck to her. it looks like a great atmosphere in the stadium, what are the other highlights? you are right, so much for the british fans to talk about. i want to give you a rundown of the other athletes that will be in action. philip henry will be going in the heats of the 100 metres semifinal. very good challenge. there is also the conclusion of the
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heptathlon later today and holly bradshaw goes in the final of the pole vault. it will be great to watch. fans will be up—to—date on wayde van niekerk, the olympic champion in the 400 metres and the world record—holder. he will be on the track in action in the 400 metres semifinals. lots to look forward to this evening. thanks for joining us. an independent review into the cost of energy is being launched by the government — just days after british gas raised standard electricity prices by 12.5%. the business secretary, greg clark, says the report will examine how prices can be kept as low as possible — while ensuring the uk still meets its climate change targets. a short time ago i spoke to tom burke chairman of the independent climate change think tank eg3, and asked him if he thought this review was a good idea? i welcome the idea of more
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information but i don't think it will uncover anything which is new. it is a three—month review. it is being led by a well—informed person but it is unlikely he will be adding anything to the equation that's already there. what we know, if you want to achieve your fuel poverty reduction goals and your climate goals and you want to improve the efficiency of the economy, what you need to do is improve the energy efficiency of your building stock, that is the quickest and most reliable and most secure way of driving bills down. and what's more doing it permanently. the professor who is running the review says it will be independent and it will sort out the facts from the myths about the cost of energy. i'm always troubled by someone who comes up with the line, facts and myths, that often means they want you to use their facts and not your facts. we saw this with the airport
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commission and hs2, it is very difficult to do this, especially in three months. these are highly contested areas and there's a lot of opinion and very different judgments about what the facts mean, and that's what matters to consumers. what do they mean for people in their daily lives. is there a link between this review and the controversial price hike we had from british gas? prices going up by 12.5%. yes, there is a link. it's a blame game, the industry wants to blame the government and the government wants to blame the industry and they are both at fault, in reality. utilities have not passed on the full benefit of falling energy prices and government has failed to implement its building regulations as effectively as it could. there is about may be 25% more savings we could get in our energy
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demand through efficient proper use of the building stock and infrastructure and investing it as if it were infrastructure. if we could get those savings it would drive down bills permanently and also improve the overall efficiency of the economy and meeting our climate targets. we heard in the election about the promise of a price cap on energy. what happened to that? laughter the government has adopted an ed miliband policy suddenly which they roundly rubbished! and in both cases it was probably an attempt to manage the headlines rather than really change the outcomes. this won't be brought about by tinkering in the margins of price policy, this will be brought about if the government decides to make this part of its infrastructure programme, its industrial strategy, harnesses the energy in the cities to do this and then drives it forward as a proper investment programme. a crew member has been found dead
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and two others are missing after two boats collided and one sank off the west sussex coast. the boats collided about two miles off the coast of shoreham. a fourth person was rescued and taken to hospital. coastguards are carrying out searches between worthing pier in the west and brighton in the east. our correspondent simon jones is there for us. what is the latest? the searches are still underway, we have seen one of the coast guard helicopters flying past, there are two helicopters involved in the search and also two lifeboats, scarring the sea behind, because it was around two miles off the coast just after dawn that a passing fishing boat spotted a man in the water was clinging to a buoy.
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he has been taken hospital, we understand he is 45 and from london, initially from romania. there have been difficulties, but he was able to tell the emergency services that three of his colleagues on a fishing trip were missing, presumably in the water. that prompted this search. what we had 815 this morning, a body was spotted in the water, and that was spotted in the water, and that was brought back to shore by the coast guard helicopter and that person was sadly dead. the search continues for two other people. my understanding is, the man who was rescued had initially suggested that there could have been a collision a few miles off the shore but the coastguards are not certain about what exactly happened and whether there was actually a collision or whether the vessel sunk by other
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means and so that is key to the investigation. they are waiting to speak at length to the man who was rescued and who is in hospital. one man rescued and one man dead, and two people still missing. thanks for joining us. the liberal democrat leader, sir vince has criticised elderly brexit supporters for, as he puts it, "comprehensively shafting" young people in the uk. writing in the mail on sunday, sir vince said that older voters have had the last word on brexit by imposing a world view coloured by a nostalgia for an imperial past. president trump has welcomed the latest un sanctions on north korea — saying they will have a big financial impact on the regime in pyongyang. the measures were agreed unanimously by the un security council last night. our new york correspondent nick bryant reports. this was a show of ambition and menace, north korea last month testing an intercontinental ballistic missile that appeared capable of reaching
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the american mainland, west coast cities such as los angeles, and even beyond. it's this kind of brinkmanship that's intensified diplomacy at the united nations security council, and led to a deal between the united states and china, north korea's ally, to impose tough new sanctions. this is the most stringent set of sanctions on any country in a generation. these sanctions will cut deep, and in doing so, will give the north korean leadership a taste of the depravation they have chosen to inflict on the north korean people. most of north korea's export trade goes across this border, into china, and pyongyang could be deprived of roughly a third of its export income, the sanctions hitting its trade in coal, iron, and seafood. but they don't limit oil deliveries, a move that would have a crippling effect on the economy, and potentially a collapsing effect
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on the pyongyang regime. this week, the pentagon conducted its own test of an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile. proof, it said, that america is ready and able to deter, detect and defend against attacks. so far, sanctions have failed, and most intelligence analysts here believe that north korea won't come to the negotiating table until it has proven beyond any doubt that it not only has a missile that could reach the us mainland, but a missile that could be armed with a nuclear warhead. nick bryant, bbc news, at the united nations. the us secretary of state rex tillerson is in the philippines where he will meet his korean, russian, and chinese counterparts at the summit of the association of southeast asian nations today. the north korean foreign minister will also be taking part in the meeting — with the country's nuclear programme expected to be a main topic — but us officials said there were no plans for the two to meet privately. rex tillerson had this to say ahead of the talks. three engagements in six months
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is indicative of the importance that the united states places upon this relationship with asean. a number of security interests. a number of economic areas of interest. i look forward to discussing these today. in our ministerial. the threats to all of us and our common response to that. but also opportunities that exist amongst all of us to strengthen this relationship. the headlines on bbc news: american sprinter, justin gatlin, has defended his right to compete — despite two drugs bans — after being booed when he defeated usain bolt at the world athletics championships. president trump welcomes china and russia's backing for new un sanctions against north korea. the us ambassador said it was "the most stringent set of sanctions on any country in a generation". a review into the cost of energy
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is dismissed as "cold comfort" by consumer groups, who say households are already paying too much. sport now and a full round up from the bbc sport centre. i will tell you about the cricket in a moment. the world athletics championships have continued this morning, and it's been a good morning for britain's katerina johnson thompson in the heptathlon. jessica creighton is at the london stadium and can tell us all about it. yes, katarina johnson—thompson struggled on the opening day but she is back here for the second and final day of the heptathlon and she got off to a flying start, in the long jump she managed 6.56 and that was good enough for second place in that event. she started the day
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overall in fourth place, but that long jump event has moved her into the bronze medal position. she has followed it up wonderfully with the javelin, second event of the day, throwing 41.72 and that was a season's best, so clearly she is doing her best to keep herself in the hunt for a medal and possibly even challenge for a silver medal. one more events left after this, the 800 metres. we will let you know how she gets on, but at the moment katarina johnson—thompson is going very well in the heptathlon. doing her best to move up the standings. the big news yesterday, of course, justin gatlin beating usain bolt and they will receive their medals later on. they do indeed. it was a night of drama on the track. there was a lot of booing forjustin gatlin when
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the crowd realised it was him who had won the race and usain bolt did not get the golden farewell that so many people wanted. the debate on the question over his appearance in that race continues and on the one hand people are saying he hasn't done anything wrong, he served his time, and others will say that he is a drugs cheat and his appearance in this event makes a mockery of the sport and calls into question the integrity of athletics. i spoke to darren campbell earlier this morning and he says he understands why fans wa nt to and he says he understands why fans want to vent their frustrations around justin gatlin. it will be interesting to see the reception he gets. darren campbell says that he doesn't think that the fans should protest by booing at the medal ceremony and it will be interesting to see the reception he gets when he
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is on the podium. absolutely, thanks. day three of the fourth and final test between england and south africa at old trafford and england just needed 15 minutes to wrap up the south african innings. south africa resumed this morning on 220—9 but the proteas were only able to add six runs before stuart broad dismissed duanne olivier. that means that england have a first innings lead of 136 runs. they have lost alastair cook and tom westley already. 32—2. the domestic football season is under way. the championship and scottish premiership seasons started yesterday and today it's the community shield at wembley. league winners chelsea take on fa cup winners arsenal in the traditional "friendly" ahead of the premier league season. we can go to wembley now. the new season we can go to wembley now. the new seasonis we can go to wembley now. the new season is here. it is worth pointing out that this match will be dedicated to the grenfell tower disaster and they are hoping to
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raise around 1.25 mil in pounds for those affected, many of whom will be here in attendance —— £1.25 million. interesting to note that the last three fa cup winners have gone on to win the community shield but no team that has won the fa cup has beaten the same opposition in the community shield ever so this should be quite intriguing. we are likely to see appearances for alvaro morata upfront for chelsea and alexandre la cazette for upfront for chelsea and alexandre lacazette for arsenal, their record signings, and antonio conte says this is a competitive match with the first piece of silverware at stake. it begins at two o'clock. studio: looking forward to seeing those new signings. today sees the final of euro 2017, as denmark play the hosts the netherlands, who knocked out
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england in the semi—finals. ahead of the game, danish head coach, nils nielsen has responded to dutch legend arnold muhren's claims that: "if you put the dutch women's team in front of a men's 5—member squad, they would still have big problems". i have no idea why he would actually say something like this, and i would hope everyone in holland would back their team because they deserve their team because they deserve their respect and may have played so well and they are fighting for the european championship —— they have played. if you don't like women's football, be quiet and don't say anything, don't be disrespectful and let the girls play. there is live coverage of that match on radio five and also the bbc sport website. 32—2 now england. studio: not brilliant. venezuela's opposition groups say the country's institutions have been "taken hostage" after the top prosecutor — a vocal critic of president maduro — was sacked. politicians removed luisa ortega
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from office following a vote in the controversial new assembly. meanwhile, an opposition leader leopoldo lopez has been transferred from a military prison to his home where he is under house arrest. will grant reports. it didn't take long for venezuelan's chief prosecutor to feel the consequences of her opposition towards the constituent assembly. just hours after the controversial new legislative body was sworn in, ms ortega's office was surrounded by security forces. she posted pictures onto her twitter account of national guardsmen in riot gear and said she denounced the siege. a prominent member of the new assembly, the country's former foreign minister, indicated such high—profile opponents could expect swift action when she spoke
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at her swearing—in ceremony. the chief prosecutor had become a serious obstacle for mr maduro since she abandoned her support for his government. she led a national outcry after the supreme court briefly took over the powers of the opposition—led national assembly. since the constituent assembly was proposed, she has consistently denounced it publicly and brought legal action to halt its advance. schools must stop trying "to wrap children in cotton wool" because it leaves them ill—prepared for the challenges of later life — that's the view of the chief inspector of schools. ofsted's amanda spielman says over—the—top health and safety rules stop children developing resilience — and she wants new guidance for schools in england. andy moore reports. it's clear the chief inspector of schools is no fan of children in high—vis jackets. she says they look like troops of mini construction workers minus the hard hats.
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pupils, she claims, are being shortchanged by teachers trying to insulate them from every bump, germ, or bruise. take conkers, for example. she says every minute spent trying to ban it takes away from the multitude of real dangers children face. she wants children to be allowed to take full advantage of the freedom of childhood to explore the world around them. and so, to that end, the 1,800 school inspectors in england will be taking part in sessions next month called, "when is safe, what really matters?" the aim is to get away from the tickbox culture of the past. there is also a warning today that children are spending too much of their free time online.
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it comes from the children's commissioner in england who says youngsters are bingeing on social media in the same way they like to tuck into junk food. she says they want parents to regulate internet usage just like they would stop them eating cheeseburgers and chips for every meal. andy moore, bbc news. parents must intervene to stop their children overusing social media and consuming time online "like junk food", the children's commissioner has said. in an interview with the observer, anne longfield criticised the ways social media giants use to draw children into spending more time online. she said parents should be proactive in stopping their children from bingeing on the internet in the summer holidays. we are talking about children as young as eight, nine, ten here. so whoever is looking after them will be part of that parenting agreement, if you like, with the parents. what we're talking about is talking to children for the long term about how they spend
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their time online. just as we want children to know that it's great to have pizza, it's great to have fast food, but we don't need it all the time — that's exactly the same message with the five a day, from being online that i'm talking about today. so really it's about understanding what being online is. now, for children who have grown up in the digital age, they think the digital age is just normal. it's just the way we are. but we know the internet is very addictive, we know it targets children, and we know that children particularly find it very difficult to get off online. so this is about helping parents have that conversation. smart vehicles which are connected to the internet can make life easierfor drivers, allowing them to access maps, travel information and digital radio services. but there are warnings that unless manufacturers improve security, hackers could target them
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to access personal data or even take control of the car. our business correspondent joe lynam reports. cars can do far more for drivers now than ever before. they can park themselves. they can even drive themselves. but all that technology also makes them vulnerable to cyber attack, so the government says it wants to act by forcing carmakers to do more to prevent vehicles from being hacked remotely. that includes stealing personal details such as phone numbers stored with the car. but also to prevent the car itself from being controlled remotely while you are at the wheel. maybe cyber security could actually affect the safety of our cars, but it has been the case that some of the hacks that have been around can affect the safety of cars, from turning the steering wheel to putting the brakes on so this isn't a new problem but perhaps more of a new focus on another problem. although it's not publishing any
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new legislation, nor has it carried out any specific research into the scale if any of the issue, the government still wants manufacturers to think about the risks of a cyber attack on the private vehicles of the future. fully autonomous vehicles will be with us in the next few years and we need to make sure there's public acceptability and secondly that they are designed to be cyber robust. britain hopes to become the go to place for modern car technology, including self driving cars and electric vehicles. the advances are rapid. always staying in front of the hackers, though, will be an equal challenge. joe lynam, bbc news. and now we can have a look at the weather. it isa it is a mixed bag for the rest of the day, dry and bright weather in the day, dry and bright weather in the south—east but the opposite in the south—east but the opposite in the north and west, quite cloudy and wet and a bit breezy. the main area of from northern ireland, scattered
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showers will follow, and it turns very wet. there is a bit of a breeze. quite wet in northern ireland. rain is on the move, pushing across the irish sea. covering much of scotland as well. in the south—east, hazy sunshine, relatively warm. 22 degrees, not so bad, 15 and 16 across scotland. in scotland and northern ireland this evening, showers will be around, the main band of rain slips further south into northern england and parts of wales. a pretty wet night here. the south—east is dry at 14—15 degrees, 11 or 12 in scotland and northern ireland. onto monday, a damp start for northern england and the midlands and the south—west, in the far south—west it will stay wet for much of the day. should be dry and bright once again in the south—east, 22 degrees here. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines at 12.30pm:


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