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name is matthew price. the headlines at 11:00pm: another round of brexit talks ends with frustration on both sides — the eu's chief negotiator says there's been ‘no decisive progress‘ while the brexit secretary has called for more flexibility. the football transfer window in england hasjust closed, and it's a premier league record, with clubs spending more than £1.2 billion. in the wake of croquet hardy, the white house says it will ask the white house says it will ask the white house says it will ask the white house for emergency funding. and on newsnight, are britain's betting companies hitting on society's most vulnerable gambling addicts? we talk to one man who was targeted relentlessly even when he was in prison forfraud. good evening and welcome to bbc
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news. the latest round of brexit talks ended in brussels, today, with both sides suggesting the other was to blame for the lack of progress. a major sticking point is the so—called divorce bill — the amount britain will have to pay as it leaves the eu. the eu's chief negotiator, michel barnier, said "no decisive progress" had been made on key issues. but the brexit secretary david davis warned that only "flexibility and imagination" would lead to a deal. from brussels, our europe editor katya adler reports. trust building between the two sides. that was not what the eu says this first phase of negotiations is about. so, by today, the end of round three of these first talks, how much trust is their? it is clear that the uk does not feel legally
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obliged to honour its obligations after departure. how can we build trust, and start discussing the future relationship? for his part, david davis said the uk couldn't blindly trust the divorce bill, presented by the eu. we have a duty to our taxpayers to interrogate this position rigourously. behind the smart suits, the stiff smiles, it was clear that both sides were talking at cross purposes today about which topics to tackle in which order, and whether and how much progress is actually being made. and i repeat that phrase... david davis bede durbidge rigid, inflata ble david davis bede durbidge rigid, inflatable eu, while he argued...m is only through traceability and imagination that we will achieve a deal that was both sides. michel barnier system the uk had to be more
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clear, and realistic, about a brexit deal. the eu couldn't show flexibility, he said, if the uk didn't it sad. translation: i am not frustrated, but i am impatient. where does that leave us? we know that brexit will have a big impact on our lives, but just how huge will depend of the nature of a transition deal, and a permanent trade deal between the eu and the uk. we are nowhere near that yet, and all the steel—making could fall apart. although there is no need to panic just fall apart. although there is no need to panicjust yet. —— deal making. where are we on the three core issues? both sides agree reassuring eu citizens in the uk and uk citizens in the eu is a top priority. they disagree, still, whether the european court of justice should have a role in
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guaranteeing the rights of individuals. on ireland, progress has been made especially around protecting the common travel area. but the so—called divorce bill is the biggest sticking point right now. the eu wants the uk to pay up to 100 billion eu's end what it sees as financial obligations the uk agreed to while it was a member. the uk says no, it will pay something, but refuses to specify. these brexit talks have been largely technical. political pressure to push for progress is unlikely to come from the uk or the eu until after the conservative party conference or the german elections next month. meanwhile, as the eu likes to repeat, the clock to the end of the uk's membership is ticking. in the last few minutes, the transfer window for premier league has closed in england with clubs spending more than £1.2 billion on top players.
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england forward alex oxlade—chamberlain has moved from arsenal to liverpool today for £35 million, while manchester city's second bid for arsenal's forwarded striker, alexis sanchez, has fallen through. let's talk to sports correspondent olly foster who is at the emirates stadium in london. it has been a frantic evening. what are the headlines? frantic, but not as explosive as we had expected, really. yes, it is another record summer really. yes, it is another record summer in regards to all the millions, but here at the emirates, we expected more millions to be changing hands. the biggest deal in deadline day was alex oxlade—chamberlain moving to liverpool. that has been going on for about 2k hours. but they have crossed all their ts and dotted
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their is. arsenal have lost alex oxley chamberlain fought 35, and wa nted oxley chamberlain fought 35, and wanted to replace him and alexis sanchez with a player from monaco, thomas lemar. he scored twice againstan thomas lemar. he scored twice against an alissa knight. —— scored twice against the netherlands tonight. it didn't want to come. but that alexis sanchez deal, that fell down. this is what deadline day is usually like. you went for one tra nsfer to usually like. you went for one transfer to go through, and that will mean that the next man down the night come in as well. one curiosity
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to night, finally, on his deadline day, is ross barkley from everton. he had been hankering for a move away. he was halfway through his medical at chelsea, but he pulled out and has gone back to everton. he did not as it after all. the steel sheets go through overnight. so the window might shout, but expect some of the headlines tomorrow with some deals to be done overnight, regarding moves. ok, thank you, olly, we will see what we wake up to tomorrow. a cricket match has been abandoned after a projectile was fired into the oval ground in london. the item, believed to be a crossbow bolt, landed very close to the umpires while middlesex were playing surrey in a county championship match. the players very quickly left the field and supporters were all asked to move indoors. match officials took the projectile to the stewards for examination. a police investigation is underway. adina campbell has been speaking to richard gould, chief executive of the surrey county cricket club. for a championship day, such as
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this, we have around 25 stewards on site. as soon as the umpire saw what had happened, he took the players off the pitch and the security team ensure that all spectators were moved to a position of safety, which is effectively indoors. how have you been reassuring spectators and staff here? by acting professionally, quickly, and making sure that we communicate as quickly and effectively as possible. life resumed to normal fairly quickly afterwards. the police have been continuing a protocol says. going forward , continuing a protocol says. going forward, how will these go back to normal? we will review and understand what has happened. we do not know if this was a deliberate act. where we were targeted. or whether this was an accident. the white house says it will ask congress for emergency funding to help those affected by hurricane harvey in texas and louisiana. the number of homes affected is now
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100,000. an investigation has been launched into explosions at a flooded chemical plant in crosby, in texas. our north america correspondent james cook reports. it is an unsettling sight. this plant makes organic peroxides which must be kept cool. when the hurricane kit, hit, it was a disaster. they plan to this, but not well enough. police have a simple message: get out, now. already, 15 officers have been to hospitalfor checks. they have all sorts of chemicals and we do know which are in the water. coming into my house, it means area may house right now. so will be nasty. a specialist is moving, the message is coming out confusing contradictory. reports of
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explosions are now being denied. several officials said the smoke is incredibly dangerous. the dangerous tell a different story. this is not a chemical release. what we have is a chemical release. what we have is a fire. when you have a fire with hydrocarbons, sometimes you have incomplete combustion, and you have smoke. the company which operates this plant says there is only one thing to do now, and that is to let this fire burn itself out. in the meantime, people are being warned to stay back as there may be further explosions. i live at the end, down the corner. in houston, with the floods receding, frank rogers is heading home to cut the cost. when heading home to cut the cost. when he escaped, the water in here was up to his chest, and this is being repeated, today, in thousands upon thousands of home. i am upset. all the work we have to do to get back up. it is notjust very good. it
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could be a long, trying time. a long, trying time, man. and still this storm is not stopping. to these, the rain and the rescues are continuing on the border between texas and louisiana. saving civilians is now a military operation. trapped by the flooding, and running out of food, dozens of residents had to be rescued from this care home in port arthur. tensions were at a high level when it came into this facility from the relatives and from some of the volu nteers relatives and from some of the volunteers who had come to try and ta ke volunteers who had come to try and take these people out. the weakening storm is still capable of inflicting misery. and she wants to know, iran wa nts to misery. and she wants to know, iran wants to know, when this will end? —— everyone wants to know. this situation on the other side of the world is even worse. aid agencies are struggling to get help to millions of people, affected by devastating floods across south asia. more than 1200 people are believed to have died. it is thought to be
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the worst monsoon season in decades, with nearly a million homes damaged 01’ with nearly a million homes damaged or destroyed in india, nepal, and bangladesh. sanjoy majumder sent this report. weeks after the worst flooding in decades, a third of bangladesh is still under water. many villages in the northern part of the country are still cut off. aid agencies are desperately trying to reach those affected. it is a similar situation across large parts of south asia. the eastern indian state of the heart has been hit hardest. heavy rain and overflowing rivers have left large areas under water. —— behar. more than 500 people have been killed here in the last few weeks. tens of thousands of people have lost their homes, and are staying in temporary camps. there is still a lot of water, a lot of damage, and a lot of people still out of their homes. people are surviving and getting on with things as they can. and india's financial
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capital of mumbai, a city of 20 million, has been brought to stand still, after heavy rain on wednesday. transport so users to a halt, forcing many to simply wade out. that may transport services ground a halt. it is raining intensely across india, nepal, and bangladesh. it has done so for weeks. it has caused the worst flooding in decades, and it has led toa flooding in decades, and it has led to a massive humanitarian crisis across the entire region. south asia is not unused to floods, but the scale of the disaster, this time round, has meant that the authorities have struggled to cope. sanjoy majumder, bbc news, delhi. staying in south asia, at least 2a people have died after a building collapse in mumbai. police say the torrential rains may have weakened the structure of the building. 37 people have been rescued. it is the third building collapsed
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in the indian city in less than a month. this residential building in bhendi bazaar is more than an 100 years old. here, the dup leader, arlene foster, has warned northern ireland could face direct rule from westminster if a new agreement on a powersharing administration cannot be reached. speaking to party members tonight, she appealed to sinn fein to go back into powersharing at stormont immediately, while trying to sort out their differences in parallel negotiations. in june, talks between parties failed to restore a power—sharing executive. now on bbc news, it is time for newsnight with emily maitlis. 7,000 gambling addicts tried to ban themselves from betting. so why did a major firm think they were still fair game? tonight, we ask why the government is failing to protect society's most vulnerable. has britain got a gambling problem? formally they tell us nothing's been agreed on the brexit negations, but nick watt‘s been hearing rumblings.
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i've learnt intriguing details about what that the uk might be prepared to pay on the brexit divorce bill. a human catastrophe — that's the un's verdict on how we treat disabled people. is itfair? the waters are receding in houston, but the clear up is onlyjust beginning. we're with the rescue operation as more families come through the door. imagine the force required to move this thing from wherever it has come from. it's got food in it and everything. you know that water is strong but you never really know how strong it is until you've seen what it does. what did you do?


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