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this is bbc news. the headlines at ten: hurricane nate makes landfall in the united states, bringing torrential rain and strong winds to the gulf coast — but forecasters say it is going to weaken. after her difficult party conference, theresa may says she's resilient, and won't hide from a challenge. nicola sturgeon says at the start of her party plasma annual conference that she will explore helping those to stay in scotland from the eu. spain's prime minister says he won't rule out suspending catalonia's autonomy as tens of thousands of people take to the streets to call for talks. also in the next hour, the royal foundation announces a £2 million grant to help find digital solutions to mental health problems.
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it's the largest investment ever made by the charitable trust of the duke and duchess of cambridge and prince harry. lewis hamilton takes a major step towards a fourth f1 world title with victory at the japanese grand prix. hurricane nate has hit the united states, causing torrential rain and powerful winds. people in parts of mississippi, alabama, florida and louisiana have been ordered to leave their homes. the storm has already caused major damage to several central american countries, leaving at least 25 people dead,
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before hitting the us as a category one hurricane. the national hurricane centre has in the last few minutes says it has been downgraded to a tropical storm and is going to weaken. they watched it approach, and then it hit. the us is facing the full force of hurricane nate, winds of up to 150km/h, with storm surges. the category one hurricane has hit the gulf coast of the states, as torrential rain and flooding in parts of mississippi, alabama, florida and louisiana, where people have been ordered to evacuate. being a fast—moving storm, we had to make sure the plans were in play and expedite them. we don't normally see storms like that — it is an unusual hurricane season. the central americas already felt it with deaths in honduras, el salvador, nicaragua
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and costa rica, where tens of thousands of people are now without running water. and scenes like these have become all too familiar in the last few months. after back—to—back hurricanes irma and maria, people in the caribbean have been left without homes, power or clean water. visiting the islands to see the damage for himself, the united nations secretary general had a stark message. it is clear that warmer climate means more hurricanes and more devastating hurricanes. we need to do everything to stop this so we need to make sure that the paris agreement on climate change is implemented and, more, as the paris agreement is not enough, that enhanced commitments are made by all countries around the world in order to make sure that we are able to dominate this dramatic evolution. those who remember katrina in new orleans 12 years ago are trying to get prepared for nate.
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early indications are that they have been spared the worst. not as forceful as was feared, the storm. such we thought it might come as a category two, but it is category one upon landfall. the explosive deepending that happens when the storms hit, in the gulf of mexico, hot water, that has not happened because it is moving so darn fast. for those facing the immediate impact, they can do is watch, weight impact, they can do is watch, wait and prepare for the aftermath. the un secretary general, antonio guterres, is currently touring the caribbean to see the damage for himself. he spoke to my colleague alpa patel and said he's increasingly concerned by global warming and its effect on the weather. horrible to see a paradise islands
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like barbuda is turned into hell. 90% 9096 -- 90% -- 95% of 90% —— 95% of houses destroyed. devastated. this is something we are seeing more and more. an increased intensity and frequency of hurricanes, frequency, devastation. the origin is clear. we are facing the consequences of climate change. we are hearing the most appalling stories of people homeless, without clean water, hospitals are without electricity. do you think the response to these hurricanes was not good enough? there is an enormous effort by the caribbean states themselves, the caribbean emergency mechanism which is working. the un is doing its best to support here in the islands.
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we launched an appeal and it is not sufficiently funded. i strongly ask the international community to increase humanitarian aid to the caribbean states and especially to be able to support these states for reconstruction and to build resilience for the future. context in terms of world bank and the annual meeting. i appealfor strong stands to be taken with the people of the caribbean. they need the support of people of the international community. you said donations are not flowing into these countries. why? the world is so focused on so many crises, so many situations, that naturally these things tend
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to be forgotten. but this level of destruction and devastation is such that i believe we have all, because we are all contributing to climate change around the world, we have all the moral obligation to express solidarity to the first victims of these dramatic increases that we are seeing of the consequences of climate change. climate change and another hurricane is on its way through this area. will we see more? unfortunately, it is true. the scientific proof is there. warmer oceans, and as oceans are warmer, more evaporation, more vapour in the atmosphere, heavier rainstorms. the hurricane intensity is increased as it moves over the ocean
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and when it reaches land it has devastating impact that we have seen. instead of dissipating over the oceans, the intensity is enormously enhanced. it is clear, warmer climate means more hurricanes and more devastating hurricanes. we need to do everything to stop it. the paris agreement on climate change must be implemented and because it is not enough, enhanced commitments are made by all countries around the world in order to make sure that we are able to dominate these very dramatic evolutions. theresa may has declared that she's resilient despite the setbacks she suffered at the conservative conference, and won't hide from a challenge. senior conservatives have
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renewed their condemnation of efforts to oust her. borisjohnson has told the party to get behind mrs may, and sirjohn major, who faced simmering rebellions when he was prime minister, has also said the disloyal plotting must stop. our political correspondent, susana mendonca is here. lots of chatter in the papers about plots against theresa may who has come out with an interview in the sunday times saying she is resilient. a difficult few days since the conference speech where she had problems with the coughing, the p45 she had problems with the coughing, the pas prank. things falling off the pas prank. things falling off the wall behind her. after the speech, people suggesting that she should be replaced by some rain else. she said today it was uncomfortable and frustrating, acknowledging the difficulties, but never at any point in time thought she would finish or step down from
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the podium. thanking people such as her husband for supporting her through the speech. trying to set her stall as somebody who can be a strong leader. that speech was supposed to consolidate our position, set out that opportunity for her to put her stamp on the party at a time when she has plenty of rumours about various people wanting to take herjob. some have come out in her defence, john major, ruth davidson, the scottish conservative leader who today has been talking about how the whole party has to get the hang theresa may. we're lucky to be able to serve our country as politicians. weather in opposition or in government. delivering for the country should not be about private ambition. delivering for the country should not be about private ambitionm borisjohnson the not be about private ambitionm boris johnson the right not be about private ambitionm borisjohnson the right person? not be about private ambitionm boris johnson the right person? he
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said he is behind the foreign speech. i want to see the prime minister hold on to that. —— the florence speech. a possibility of a cabinet reshuffle, what is so? boris johnson mentioned by ruth davidson. if you read the article that theresa may was questioned in, she said it is not her style to shy away from a challenge when directly asked weather or not she might move boris johnson out of his position. there are those who think that this should be the perfect time for theresa may to have a reshuffle where she can bring in new plot, characters, names, so bring in new plot, characters, names, so if there were a leadership challenge, there would be more names in the frame than borisjohnson and
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david davis. they hark back to michael southward when he had a reshuffle and brought in david cameron, george osborne. david cameron, george osborne. david cameron went on to be prime minister and chancellor of the exchequer. there is that pressure now. but downing street say it is speculation. we heard from former conservative prime ministerjohn major who faced an rest on his backbenchers and rebellions. he has come out the hang theresa may.l backbenchers and rebellions. he has come out the hang theresa may. a lot of backbench rebellion over europe. people wanting to see the back of him. he has come to defence of the by minister in a similar position at this stage. he has criticised this loyalty but also made the point that if the party does not get behind a clear course of action that the prospect potentially could be that the conservatives end up losing out to labour and jeremy corbyn, which
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he said would be a disaster for the country. help for eu citizens who've settled in scotland and want to stay after brexit will be discussed at the snp conference. snp leader, nicola sturgeon, says the migrants have made a big contribution, and their right to remain in scotland should be guaranteed. the party will also consider its response to the political challenge from the conservatives and labour after the general election in june. nicola sturgeon said independence is still a target especially after brexit. many people in scotland desperately wa nt many people in scotland desperately want to see scotland become independent and others will never be convinced and some think dust must settle on brexit. people are a little bit scattered by big decisions. notjust the ——
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we had two general elections and the referendum. the temperatures likely to be monumental over the whole of the uk. i have a mandate to give people in scotland a choice on the issue. i listen to what people say in terms of the timing of that but let me stress that decisions that shape our future being let me stress that decisions that shape ourfuture being in our own hands, not the dysfunctional government in westminster, is stronger than ever. spain's prime minister, mariano rajoy says any declaration of independence by the catalan region will have no effect. rallies have taken place around the country, following last weekend's disputed referendum. our europe correspondent james reynolds reports. in spain's capital, demonstrators came out to deliver a simple message — this country should not be broken into pieces. translation: we have come to ask for the unity of spain.
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we don't want spaniards to fight amongst each other. there is a minority of separatists, but i think the majority of catalans want to be with us. these spanish demonstrators in the southern city of alicante are fed up with flag—waving. they choose to wear neutral white. they are from a new movement called shall we talk? the middle ground of spain is now trying to make itself heard. campaigners here want the authorities in madrid and barcelona to end their brinkmanship and begin real talks. the campaign for dialogue extends to barcelona, the heart of catalonia's pro—independence movement. politicians on either side have shown recent signs of wanting to find a way out of the crisis. more mass demonstrations expected in the city today may help them to make up their minds. our correspondent gavin lee, who is in barcelona, says the spanish prime minister's
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latest comments where he refused to recognise the referendum, come as no surprise. my sense is that the latest words of spanish prime minister mariano rajoy are as uncompromising and consistent as he has been for the last few weeks. he is saying that, ultimately, if in the next few days the catalan government declares unilateral independence, he will use any legal means and so will the spanish government to make sure it doesn't happen. they could use the constitution act iss. he also said spain will be spain and will continue to be for a long time and urges and wants to see a moderate, a government here in catalonia that as sensible as well. i think, ultimately, what we see now and perhaps what the hope is from the spanish government is that the catalonia government will start to think, wanting time and space to work out, is this the right move? there are reports that within the cabinet here in barcelona, there is a hesitation, wanting some room to negotiate
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with the spanish government, perhaps hoping for a legal means to a referendum. but given there is nothing coming back, what we are told so far is that on tuesday the president carles puigdemont will announce his next step to parliament and according to the a government source, that means a8 hours after that, if there are no negotiations, then that is when it is set for an announcement of independence. that means thursday. today, across barcelona, huge pro—union supporters are expected to take to the streets to the call of the spanish government saying that the silent majority are coming out. that means pro—independence supporters, they are being urged to stay indoors. not to add to the numbers. clearly, lots of division between the lines here. big protests expected today. hurricane nate has been downgraded toa hurricane nate has been downgraded to a tropical storm and is expected to a tropical storm and is expected to quickly weaken as it moves other across the deep south of america. after a difficult party conference,
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theresa may says she is resilient and won't hide from a challenge. the head of the snp‘s annual conference says she will explore all options to secure eu citizens‘ position in scotland. sport now, and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here‘s katherine downs. lewis hamilton is closing in on a fourth world title after winning the japanese grand prix. he could win the championship at the next race in texas after his nearest rival sebastian vettel had to retire again. nick parrott has the story. a show of gratitude for the mercedes car that has taken lewis hamilton to the brink of a fourth world title. consistency brings success in sport, and he‘s had it this season. starting from pole position for the tenth time in 16 races, he made the perfect getaway. his main rival, sebastian vettel, has seen his consistency disappear recently. problems with his ferrari spark plugs saw him tumble down
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the field, before retiring after just four laps. the german now seems resigned to his fate. his only hope was for verstappen to deny hamilton for a second week running. the dutchman got within touching distance of the last few laps, but hamilton held on for his eighth win of the season. team radio: get in there lewis, brilliant work! with his lead now 59 points, hamilton‘s bubble seems unlikely to burst and he could even be crowned champion in america in a fortnight. nick parrott, bbc news. leeds rhinos have cemented their standing as the most successful side in super league history by winning an eighth grand final. the rhinos used other experienced —— the rhinos used other experienced to
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wind 2a—6, winning for the first time since 201a. england may have made sure of their place at next year‘s world cup, but a route to russia via the play—offs remains a possibility for the rest of the home nations heading into the crucial final round of qualifying matches. wales and northern ireland are second in their respective groups, as are scotland, who are in slovenia ahead of their match at five o‘clock today. after victory against slovakia on thursday, the scots know another win will secure their play—off place. as soon as i walked off the pitch, as soon as i walked in the dressing room, i could sense it already. there was no singing and dancing, anything like that. we realised they beat a good side. we have to play another good side.
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as a group of individuals, we know how important it is to everybody. we know how important it is, because we‘re all getting texts from all ourfriends, wishing us good luck, and e—mails, and people we‘ve not heard from in a wee while. so we know that. northern ireland are expected to field their strongest team for the world cup qualifier in norway today. they‘re already guaranteed to finish second and could be assured of a play—off place before the game even starts, if other results go their way. we‘ve been good in the doubleheaders to date. and again, you know, as i say, we come into this game knowing that there‘s a huge amount at stake. we have neverfor one minute thought it was anything other than that. and you can tell already that the players are looking forward to the game. but they know that, obviously, they have to try and make sure they win the game as well. there‘s no pressure on england, of course, after they secured their world cup place on thursday, but manager gareth southgate will be hoping for a much improved performance when they travel to lithuania. southgate has opted to replace goalkeeperjoe hart with jack butland a chance for butland to challenge for a more regular spot in goal. we‘re all after the same shirt, but we‘re all keen to push each other, and make sure that we‘re all performing to a high standard,
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because ultimately that means success for us as a nation. so there is brilliant rivalry there, but also great friendship between all of us. and we supported joe excellently the other night, and he obviously went on to make some great saves, and put in a really good performance for us, which is what we want. and i‘m sure it would go the opposite way if it was someone else in the goal. northern ireland play at 7:aspm, england and scotland at spm. the duke of cambridge and prince harry have been very open about their own experiences with mental health, and set up their charity heads together to encourage people to speak out. now they‘ve announced the next phase of their mission — a £2 million investment fund to help improve the nation‘s mental health through technology. our royal correspondent sarah campbell has finding out more. in the run—up to the london marathon, the younger royals‘ focus was almost exclusively centred on heads together —
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the campaign they founded, and which aims to improve the nation‘s mental health. in april, thousands took up the challenge to run the 26 miles and, in doing so, help to raise awareness of an issue that affects millions of people. this has been an unapologetically personal mission, with the princes opening up in a way they hadn‘t previously. do you think we‘ve made enough of an impact, or a stepping stone into the schools area at a younger age? i think we are making good progress. so, has it worked? in a high—tech suite in imperial college london, prince william was shown survey data which indicates their campaign has encouraged more people, and particularly men, to talk about mental health issues. and evidence from the partner charities which make up heads together suggests a significant impact. the mental health charity, mind, had its busiest ever day with 58% more calls the day after the marathon. places2be, which focusses on childrens‘ mental health,
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has seen a ia8% increase in their downloads to schools. and young minds saw a 15% increase in calls to their parents helpline around the time of the marathon. phase one of the heads together campaign was about starting the conversation on mental health. now it is moving on to phase two, which is about practical solutions to keep the conversation going. starting with a £2 million grant from the royal foundation to fund digital ways to help people cope with mental health issues. digital allows us to open up the timescale that people can access stuff, so a lot of people struggle late at night with their mental health, and it‘s very difficult for traditional services to stay open. could a digital intervention start working in that space, so there‘s always someone you can talk to? as well as digital projects, heads together will focus on mental health in schools, workplaces, and the military, with this issue remaining at the very top of the agenda of the royals. thank you all very much.
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pleasure. sarah campbell, bbc news. a bbc investigation showed mental hill fog staff in the uk are working ina hill fog staff in the uk are working in a difficult environment as assaults by patients saw. —— —— soar. figures obtained by five live investigates show there were more than a2,000 reported attacks on staff over the last year. they included a health care assistant who was stabbed to death, and a worker having part of their thumb bitten off. the department of health says it‘s supporting mental health staff and plans to create 21,000 new posts by 2021. an explosion at a fuel station in accra, has killed a number of people. the blast, involving natural gas, sent a giant fireball into the night sky causing panic among residents. it‘s understood the blaze triggered a second explosion and fire at a nearby petrol station.
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thomas naadi reports. the incident occurred just a few metres behind me. two separate explosions were heard here. according to eyewitnesses, it started around 8pm local time. the exact cause is not known. there are a number of security personnel here, including the ghana fire service, who are battling to put the fire under control. this latest incident has once more questioned safety standards at the country‘s fuel stations. white nationalists have held another rally in charlottesville virginia — after a woman died after clashes at a previous protest in august. several dozen people took part in a torchlight protest led by far—right activist richard spencer to oppose the removal of a statue of the confederate general robert e. lee. the city‘s mayor, mike signer, tweeted saying the protestors were not welcome and telling
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them to "go home". close to four tonnes of cocaine has been seized after a ship was intercepted in the atlantic. the spanish authorities acted on intelligence provided by the national crime agency in the uk to intercept the boat between madeira and the azores. the nca says, if sold, the cocaine would have fetched more than £200 million. seven men have been arrested. couples have been truly testing their marriages at the annual wife carrying competition. overcoming obstacles and navigating choppy waters are all par for the course at this year‘s north america championship. the lucky winners — a couple from virginia — won the wife‘s weight in beer and a ticket to take part in the world wife carrying championship in finland. now, the weather. a lot of dry weather across many parts of the country.
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showers across western scotland, north—west england. east of scotland, north—west england, staying drier. temperatures 13—17. into the evening, most places and on a dry note. cloud southwards and eastwards. aspects of patchy rain in the north. drier in the south,... june the day on monday, patchy rain to start off. central and eastern parts staying drier for to start off. central and eastern parts staying drierfor a good part of the day. more persistent rain in northern ireland in the late afternoon. ia—18d. hello — this is bbc news with me, ben brown. the headlines at 10:30am: hurricane nate is downgraded to a tropical storm, and is expected to quickly weaken
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as it moves further across america‘s deep south. after her difficult party conference, theresa may says she is resilient, and won‘t hide from a challenge. it comes as senior tories have been urging colleagues to stop the infighting and back the prime minister. ahead of her party‘s annual conference in glasgow, nicola sturgeon says the snp will commit to exploring all options to secure eu citizens‘ status in scotland. spain‘s prime minister, mariano rajoy, says he won‘t rule out suspending catalonia‘s government, as tens of thousands of people take to the streets to call for talks. now on bbc news, the week‘s best stories from the bbc‘s inside out team. welcome to inside out. tonight, racism in football — should our clubs be doing more to recruit asian football players?
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i think it is ourjob, it‘s the football club‘s responsibility to go and find out where they are playing football. where have all the hen harriers gone? is the shooting industry to blame?


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