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this is bbc news. the headlines at 10.00. the government launches its review into the cost of energy but critics say it's too little too late. the search for two men who are missing following a fishing trip off the west sussex coast is called off. another man was rescued and a fourth was found dead. venezuelan police say two people we re venezuelan police say two people were killed on an army base. a mixed reception forjustin gatlin as he is awarded his gold medal for the men's 100 metre world championship final, while usain bolt receives bronze. katarina johnson—thompson misses out on a medal as she finishes good evening and welcome to bbc news.
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in a moment we will have all the day's national and international news with clive myrie. but first: venezuelan authorities say two people have been killed and ten people arrested following an attack on an army base in the country's third largest city, valencia. video released on social media appeared to show a group of men in military uniform saying they were launching an uprising to restore democracy in venezuela. earlier, opposition leader leopoldo lopez was put back under house arrest after being released from prison. mr lopez had been detained on tuesday along with another opponent of the government, antonio ledezma. earlier i spoke to 0tto reich — a former us ambassador to venezuela and he told me the country is more divided than ever, with opposition forces vowing to continue their fight against president nicolas maduro. i think this kind of uprising that we are seeing, because apparently there are rumours of others around the country, by elements of the armed forces, are indicative of not only
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the breadth of the government opposition but the depth. people are really very upset with the fact that the maduro government is in effect carrying out a constitutional coup d'etat. using its control to remain in power unconstitutionally. surely, he does not necessarily intend the constituent assembly to necessarily rewrite the constitution, does he? there is no proof that is what it will be used for? that is part of the point. this new constitutional assembly is all powerful. it will do whatever it says it has the power to do. for example, when maduro called for this election for this
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constitutional assembly, they did not say how long it would stay in power. yesterday, the constitutional assembly in its first day in office decided it would stay in power the two years and changed everything. they are now the executive branch, the legislative branch, the judiciary, the electoral council, they are everything. this is a totalitarian regime being constructed in venezuela. president maduro says he is trying to keep the peace. how else could he do it? he could have held the elections that the previous constitution, which by the way was written under the auspices of hugo chavez, it was completely rewritten 17 years ago. it was pretty democratic.
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it was not the constitution that most western democracies would probably copy, but it certainly gave the people the power to choose their leaders. it is notjust maduro, it is a group of families around him that have stolen the wealth of venezuela, that are involved in narcotics trafficking, that are killing the people of venezuela in the streets, and they refuse to carry out the law of venezuela, so they are rewriting the law. the party which brought a better share of the oil wealth to the poorest people of venezuela. that is at odds with what you now say the party is doing? right, look, there is a gentleman, in fact, a number of experts who were in the government of chavez
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and maduro who said 40% of the wealth of venezuela has been stolen by the oligarchs and the people in power. maduro‘s own son this last week was photographed driving around in a $2 million gold ferrari in monte carlo. that does not exactly seem to me that the poor people of venezuela have benefited from this socialist government that everyday turns into more and more of a totalitarian coming this government. the government launches a review into the cost of energy, amid concerns over rising prices. into the cost of energy, but critics question what the inquiry, to be completed by the end 0ctober, will actually achieve. i think that frankly a three—month study of this issue is nothing more than headline management.
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study of this issue is nothing more it's not going to add anything to a wide—ranging debate that's already under way. to a wide—ranging debate the review comes days after british gas, raised some of its electricity prices. after british gas, raised some also tonight... after british gas, raised some representing after british gas, raised some the united states of america, representing the united states of america, justin gatlin. the crowds left unimpressed, asjustin gatlin receives his 100m gold medal, after beating usian bolt into third. united against north korea's missile testing. china and america welcome new un sanctions. and, the british army is enlisted, to help track elephant poachers, in west africa. to help track elephant good evening.
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the government has launched an independent review of the cost of energy, days after british gas raised some electricity prices by 12.5%. the prime minister had pledged to cap energy prices during june's election campaign, but shelved the plans after losing her conservative majority. but shelved the plans after losing the review will look at prices, and the uk's commitment to climate change targets. and the uk's commitment it'll be completed by the end of october. here's our business correspondent joe lynam. how much we pay for our energy, to run our households and companies always ignites our passions. to run our households and companies policies like capping energy prices to support working families. that's why theresa may promised a price cap and an independent probe into the energy sector before the general election. the cap may have been shelved but this oxford university professor, dieter helm, has only three months to find out where any fat can be trimmed from our energy bills. he says he will sort all the facts from the myths about pricing and costs. all the facts from the myths this review will look at all
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the costs that make up your bill. the main ones include buying gas and electricity on wholesale markets. buying gas and electricity that accounts for 36% of a typical bill. moving it through pipes and cables, known as distribution, accounts for 29%. known as distribution, but 13% of our bill includes subsidies for poorer households, and the cost of developing renewable — or green — energy supplies. the rest is made up by operational costs and vat. and, for some households, it's not clear whether this review will be the green light for lower bills. they've gone up so much and i find i'm paying a lot of money. and i don't really understand it. i'm paying a lot of money. it's a slow process. i'm paying a lot of money. like, it can'tjust happen at the click of a finger. it's a case of they have to go away, review it, and come back. if they have promised a price cap, obviously they should deliver on it. tom brook used to advise labour and conservative governments. he says there's not much that dieter helm can do in three months. i think a review this short
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is essentially headline management. i don't think dieter, heroic though he is, is going to be ale to come up with something that isn't already widely discussed inside the energy community. where we know that the quickest and cheapest way to drive bills down is to improve the efficiency of our buildings. after british gas said it would be raising its standard electricity prices by 12.5% — this energy probe would allow the government to say it's not tone deaf in the face of rising prices. and our political correspondent vicki young is here. consumers vicki young is here. obviously want lower prices. consumers obviously want lower prices. is that the point of this review question is that what is likely to happen? theresa may has talked about helping the just about managing. cheering the election campaign the conservatives promised something pretty bold, a price cap. that is off the agenda because some conservatives do not like the idea
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of intervening in the market even though customers feel the market is not working for them. the bit that has survived is the wide review of the industry. it is an independent review, always worth looking at the person in charge of it. deta hedman has taken against green subsidies. he does believe that solar and wind power have all role to play back he feels they are too expensive. if you're looking at immediate action on bringing the bill down, ministers say they are urging 0fgem to use powers it already has two protect those particularly on the lowest incomes. the advice remains the same does that if you want to bring the bills down immediately, the best advice is to switch. the american sprinter justin gatlin, who won the 100m at the world athletics championships in london, was given a mixed reception this evening by the crowd, on receiving his gold medal. gatlin, who's twice been banned from the sport for doping, beat usain bolt into third place last night, prompting widespread boos and jeers. last night, prompting our sports editor dan roan is at the london stadium. clive, ever sincejustin gatling
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crashed right usain bolt‘s farewell retirement party last night, the world of athletics has been waiting with bated breath their —— head of the awarding of the gold medal. he was spared the torrent of booze and rancour that were witnessed after the race last night but that victory has exposed some awkward questions for the world of track and field. gold medallist and world champion... for the world of track and field. it was the sight and the sound that athletics had feared. booing. athletics had feared. the american, twice banned for drug offences, crowned world champion of the sport's blue—riband event. offences, crowned world champion some booed, some applauded, others did not seem to know quite how to react. others did not seem to know instead, the cheers were reserved for the man the crowd had been desperate to see win in his final individual race, but usain bolt had to make do with bronze. individual race, but usain bolt had the sprint superstar
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denied the perfect end to his glittering career. denied the perfect end gatlin's triumph has gone down badly with the world's most senior anti—doping official. with the world's most senior this is unfortunate in the current debate at the moment, and it is unfortunate mainly because he was a two—time offender. in many ways i wish it had not happened but it has, and we have to abide by the rules of the game. at the last world championships in beijing, athletics breathed a sigh of relief when boltnarrowly beat gatlin. he has saved his title. when boltnarrowly beat gatlin. he may have even saved his sport. when boltnarrowly beat gatlin. but two years on, gatlin has become one of the sport's most controversial winners and some now want track and field to get tougher. is it his fault he is allowed to run again? not really. allowed to run again? it is the people that make the rules. yes, we should be disgruntled with the people that make the rules and go, it is time for change andtime to get serious. it is time for change when you're caught for drugs, you're banned for life. it is something that clean athletes have been saying for 15, 20 years.
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and that is the point. have been saying for 15, 20 years. the shadow cast by cheating extends well beyond gatlin. world champion hurdler sergey shubenkov is one ofjust i9 russians allowed to compete here, but only as neutral athletes, because the country is banned for state—sponsored doping. but it is gatlin who is athletics‘ pantomime villain and the sport's most powerful man admitted it is a result he could do without. it is not the perfect script. it is a result he could do without. i am hardly going to sit here and tell you i am eulogistic that somebody who has served two bans in our sport would walk off with one of our glittering prizes, but he is eligible to be here. last night, i asked gatlin whether the sport could be proud of its new 100 metres champion. whether the sport could be proud i faced all the rules and the penalties, and i have inspired other athletes, you know, to be better, young athletes. you know, to be better, i have done so much in the community back home. i want them to know that mistakes can happen but you cam come back and work hard for them,
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and you can be accepted back to your sport. and you can be accepted american national anthem plays. and you can be accepted many in the sport had hoped the jamaican national anthem would be played tonight. the jamaican national anthem instead, a twist athletics had not seen coming. for track and field, the retirement of its greatest star is proving especially painful. the retirement of its greatest star away the retirement of its greatest star from all the coni surrounding away from all the controversy surrounding justin gatlin's in, it has been another action packed day. here is natalie pirks with the rest of the news, including another significant medal ceremony. jessica ennis—hill. significant medal ceremony. the moment felt familiar, nostalgic even. jessica ennis—hill topped the podium in london once more. this time she was finally getting her hands on what was rightfully hers all along. getting her hands on what was cheated out of gold in 2011 by russian tatyana chernova, she wasn't sure if this moment would ever come. when it did, it was emotional. would ever come. my husband said to me, "you're not going to cry, are you?" i was like, "no, no." "you're not going to cry, are you?" but i'd forgotten that feeling when you step out in an arena like this and actually hear
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the crowd cheering for you. it's such an emotional thing. the crowd cheering for you. yeah, it kind of takes you over. the crowd cheering for you. it was just really special to be on the podium for one last time. from the old generation to the new. on the podium for one last time. katarina johnson—thompson has long been considered britain's heir to ennis—hill's heptathlon crown. been considered britain's heir yet again, in a major championship, he hopes plummeted. despite a season's best in the javelin, she left herself far too much to do in the final event — the 800 metres. eventually she finished fifth overall. disappointment too follow holly bradshaw. she had a good chance of a medal in the pole vault. after failing at 4 metres and 75, she watched with horror as the next two athletes to clear it claimed bronze. when she realised how close she'd come, she couldn't hold back the tears. she'd come, she couldn't sir mo farah turns his attentions to the marathon after these
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championships and he could well have a fellow countrymen as a major rival. have a fellow countrymen calum hawkins equalled the best finish by a briton in the event, coming in fourth place. finish by a briton in the event, this man could be one of the greats of marathon running in years to come. of the greats of marathon jamaican of the greats of marathon fans had travelled a long way jamaican fans had travelled a long way to see their men and women be crowned champions. another shock as their darling was left for dust by their darling was left for dust by the usa athlete as she timed her dip to perfection. many to perfection. are troubled by the wayjustin has many are troubled by the wayjustin has been portrayed as track and field's he—man. there are many athletes who have served doping bans, not just the athletes who have served doping bans, notjust the americans. the sport has been trying to make progress, getting tough with russia and setting up a new integrity unit. repeat offenders can now receive life bans. that win over usain bolt
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has threatened to undo that good work. now that bolt is no log on the scene, one can't help but feel some of the frailties have been exposed like never before. china's foreign minister, has urged north korea, to end ballistic missile tests, that have raised tensions across east asia. that have raised tensions he says the regime in pyongyang has to make "smart decisions," in the wake of tough new un sanctions, imposed yesterday. he sanctions, imposed yesterday. has been holding ta us he has been holding talks with the us secretary of state. yogita limeye's report now us secretary of state. from the south korean capital seoul, contains flash photography. putting on a united front at a meeting in manila. the us secretary of state, rex tillerson is on a mission. america wants more countries to isolate north korea, a day after the security council voted to ban exports from pyongyang. the sweeping measures were even backed china, a north korean ally and the top trade partner. backed china, a north korean ally
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the chinese side urge the north koreans to handle the security council resolutions and not do anything unbeneficial, such as a missile launch or nuclear test. the two leaders described the sanctions as a good outcome. testing missiles like this is what prompted action against north korea. is what prompted action the new sanctions could mean the loss of $1 billion, but experts say it's unlikely to deter the state. they are unlikely to negotiate anything until they have a proven capability to deliver a nuclear strike to the united states. once they get such a capability, probably in a few years' time, they are probably going to talk. probably in a few years' time,
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here in seoul, the president's office has welcomed the un resolution but in north korea the response has been expectedly belligerent. the response has been a newspaper run by the ruling party said that the us would be catapulted into a sea of fire if it did not change its hostile policy towards pyongyang. change its hostile policy in manila, the us secretary of state commemorated those who died in world war ii. of state commemorated those and with his meetings there, he hopes to contain the threat from north korea. he hopes to contain it is making america nervous, but there seems to be no immediate solution. but there seems to be no one man has died and two others are still missing, after their boat sank off the sussex coast. a fourth man was rescued early this morning, after being found clinging to a life buoy by passing fishermen. morning, after being found clinging the coastguard has now suspended it's search, as simon jones reports. suspended it's search, searching for the missing men who were on a night fishing trip. their boat went down in seconds with no time
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to make an emergency call. in seconds with no time the alarm was raised when another boat spotted a man in the water, a 45—year—old from romania who lives in london. anybody that spends that length of time, you know, numerous hours, potentially, in the sea, without any protective equipment, at this time of year, it is a nice day, but the sea is still cold, very, very lucky to be alive. is still cold, very, the rescued man told the emergency services that three of his friends, also romanian, were missing. just after 8 o'clock this morning, the body of one of the men was recovered from the sea. the body of one of the men police are now looking into the possibility that the boat was hit by another vessel. into the possibility that the boat he has described that their boat was struck by another boat that was oncoming. was struck by another he describes that he jumped from the boat to swim for safety and has therefore lost contact with the other three people on the boat. with the other three despite several more hours of searching out there, there was no sign of the other two men. of searching out there, there was no at this time of year, the temperature of the water is around 15 degrees.
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the temperature of the water people generally can only survive for a few hours at best in that. this afternoon, the search was suspended. the key question, why did a pleasure trip end in tragedy? simonjones, bbc news, shoreham. trip end in tragedy? the british army is helping to fight poachers, who're threatening the existence of one species of african elephant. tens of thousands of forest elephants, have been killed in the west african state of gabon, mostly for their ivory, but now the president has asked the rifles regiment, to teach gamekeepers how to track and stop the poachers. you may find some of the images injonathan beale's report from gabon, distressing. injonathan beale's report we are travelling through the second largest rainforest in the world, trying to find an animal whose numbers have declined by more than 60% over the last ten years. numbers have declined by more and this is about as close as you'll ever get to them. forest elephants are wary of humans.
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as you'll ever get to them. we had to turn the engine off and stay silent. this close, they can charge. off and stay silent. they are much smaller than the better—known savanna elephants butjust as vulnerable to poachers, who target them for the same reason — their ivory. to poachers, who target them this is what's been happening to them. another victim to the poachers. happening to them. it had been dead for weeks, just the valuable tusks taken. the rest left to rot. just the valuable tusks taken. talking about gabon, i think we lost 30,000 elephants last year. i think we lost 30,000 it's a big and important programme now for gabonese administration. 85% of gabon is covered in rainforest that stretches for thousands of square miles. in rainforest that stretches this is the last century for the elusive forest elephant but it is also ideal hiding
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and cover for the poachers, who are killing them at an alarming rate. but they are being tracked down. at an alarming rate. and, with the help of the british army. for the first time, we've been allowed to film the small team of uk soldiers, who are helping train gabon's national park agency in their fight to save the elephant. gabon has got a real high density of forest elephants. that's why it's got a poaching problem. 0ut here, training the gabonese national parks agency to combat that, both at the tactical and operational levels, means that the british army make a difference in that fight against the illegal wildlife trade. a difference in that fight after about 15 minutes... a difference in that fight they've even brought in jungle warfare specialists, who, in this exercise, show them how to find and then arrest the poachers. show them how to find and then but the british are also teaching them the importance
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of recovering evidence that might lead to prosecutions. among those being trained are former poachers, who have now turned gamekeeper. are former poachers, ulrich says, as a boy, he used to hunt elephants with his father, just to survive. he used to hunt elephants that used to be tolerated but not any more. these days, the greatest threat to these elephants is not the locals but criminal gangs, who operate across the border. we are faced with organised crime cartels, heavily armed. and they show no mercy. cartels, heavily armed. they come, they kill. cartels, heavily armed. and now we're in a situation where, in some of our national parks, it's a war zone. in some of our national even with a global ban on the sale of ivory,
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there is still an illegal trade. on the sale of ivory, and, hidden away in these forests, these elephants are still easy prey. jonathan beale, bbc news, gabon. these elephants are still easy prey. now with the rest of the sport, here's katherine downes at the bbc sport centre. here's katherine downes good here's katherine downes evening. we are starting cricket. england's batsmen have been struggling in the gloom in manchester — they've been losing wickets aplenty on this third day of the final test against south africa but they do have a healthy lead, despite the rain. patrick gearey has been watching. lead, despite the rain. pulses lead, despite the rain. of energy moving the game onto pulses of energy moving the game onto england's and table with south africa left on the platform. england we re africa left on the platform. england were 136 runs further down the track in the first innings but soon hit the buffers. the game finally
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slowed. for a time it revolved around jennings. fighting for the i’u ns around jennings. fighting for the runs that might keep him in the team against the flaws that might condemn him. he could not help himself. test cricket is a ferocious beast. england four damn. for reassurance they looked to the still angelic face of their captain, joe root. right now the nearest there is to guarantee of runs. look at the expression. this on 49. say it ain't so, joe. moeen ali dropped once, no south african was catching this. jonny bairstow fielding several laws up. he may have put england out of reach. the weather has finally caught up with us at old trafford but not before an entertaining day's
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test cricket. england in charge. two scheduled days remaining. we may not need all of them. looking at the forecast, we may not get all of them. the premier league starts in just a week's time, and today chelsea and arsenal met in the community shield. so it's time to leave the room if you don't want to know the results as match of the day follows on bbc one. the game finished 1—1, with arsenal winning 4—1 on penalties against the premier league champions. for viewers in scotland, sportscene follows match of the day, so you know what you need to do if you don't want to know today's results. if you don't want to rangers have begun their season with a 2—1win at motherwell. graham dorra ns scored twice on his debut. and aberdeen beat hamilton academical 2—0. hosts the netherlands have won their first major women's tournament after beating denmark in the euro 2017 final. the dutch, backed by the majority of a sold—out crowd, won 4—2. the win sparked huge celebrations inside the stadium on the final whistle, where virtually every home supporter
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was wearing the orange of the national team. details of the day's other sports stories are on the bbc sport website, including the build up to the women's open golf and all the latest action from the world athletics championships in london. from the world athletics that's it. from the world athletics this is it how we ended the day. we
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have some rain up towards the midlands by the morning. not a bad start to the day for scotland and northern ireland. 0ne start to the day for scotland and northern ireland. one or two showers into parts of northern england. an improvement in the weather into north and wales should see some sunshine returning to anglesey. some patchy outbreaks of rain across devon and cornwall but across the south—east, relatively warm. i think the likes of ethics, sussex and kent should stay largely dry. some showers in the
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