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to wear well. taking the learning to wear well. taking the third set and the lead most of it was one that always looked precarious. fognini channeling the frustrations, roaring back to take the fourth in the match again tied. a moment to test that character. for advent of the challenge to stop that momentum. the fluctuating game fell fognini's way. one of the modern game's great showman, showing the way in paris. adam wilde, bbc news. england are playing nigeria right now in a friendly. they are approaching half—time at wembley and it's 1—0. they are approaching half—time at wembley and it's 2—0. gary cahill with an early header. captain harry kane hasjust added another. england face costa rica in another friendly next thursday in leeds before they head to the world cup. england have a first innings lead in the second test against pakistan. it was a late start at headingley, with the morning session on the second day lost to rain. they resumed on 106—2, trailing the tourists by 68 runs. they lost captain joe root for a5. dawad malan and nightwatchman dom bess have also fallen,
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bess, 1 short of a half century. england 246—5. masar was the surprise winner in the epsom derby this afternoon. the 16—1 outsider gave jockey william buick and trainer charlie appleby their first victory in the classic. the heavy favourite saxon warrior was fourth. frankie dettori was fifth and was quick to congratulate the winning jockey. addressing rumours about his possible retirement, he said he would riding for another five years. and that is all your sport. that's it. i'll be back with the late news at 10:10pm. now on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. goodbye. this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 6. the bbc learns that police have reopened an investigation into one of the central figures
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in the jeremy thorpe scandal of the 1970s. it has just it hasjust gone it has just gone through minutes past six. coming up the bbc learns the police have reopened an investigation into one of the central figures investigation into one of the centralfigures in the board in all of the 1970s. visa says its services are now operating at full capacity — after customers across europe were left unable to make payments. washington says the issue of us troops based in south korea will not be on the agenda at president trump's summit with kimjong—un. the us defence secretary warns china over its deployment of missiles in disputed areas of the south china sea. also in the next hour —— a recovery plan to get train services in the north of england, back on track. northern rail is to run an emergency timetable until the end of next month — to give passengers a degree of certainty and the england football team are currently beating
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nigeria at wembley — we'll have details of that game and the rest of today's sporting action in sportsday. good evening and welcome to bbc news. the bbc has learned that an investigation is to be reopened into the attempted murder of norman scott — a former lover of the liberal party leaderjeremy thorpe. it follows an admission by police, that a hitman allegedly hired to kill scott, may not in fact be dead, as previously believed. the story has been brought to life in the bbc one drama a very english scandal, which concludes tomorrow evening. jon donnison reports. where's the head boy?
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jeremy thorpe, charming, ambitious and powerful, was at the heart of one of the biggest political scandals of the 20th century. in an old bailey trial the married liberal party leader was accused, but acquitted of masterminding a plot to kill his former lover norman scott. he's the love of my life. 0h, don't be ridiculous. a current bbc drama starring hugh grant as thorpe has renewed interest in the case. safe journey, peter, and i wish you a happy life, and i wish norma scott to be killed. but what is fiction and what is fact? this weekend a new bbc documentary will make fresh revelations. it's based on a panorama film made at the time of the trial in 1979 which has never been broadcast until now. it couldn't be shown because we had evidence ofjeremy thorpe's guilt, and of course he was found not guilty, so
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the documentary couldn't be shown and furthermore i was ordered to destroy it by the director, general of the bbc. i declined that offer and kept as a tape, i converted it to disk, my dog tried to eat the disc but i managed to save it and that is what's running the documentary will look at the role of andrew newton, portrayed here in the bbc drama. he's the man who has admitted shooting norman scott's dog before his gun jammed as he tried to shoot scott. newton said he was paid to do it. in 2015 gwint police began looking into the case again after fresh claims that newton could prove there was a cover—up, but officers stopped when they concluded newton was dead. now though the police have told the bbc andre newton might still be alive and are trying to trace him. they're not saying why they think he
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still alive. norman scott now in his late 70s has welcomed the new. i don't think anyone has tried hard enough to look for him. i really don't. there must be people who knew him, and there would surely be record of him dying, surely. jeremy thorpe died four years ago, but the case continues to fascinate and the intrigue and the hunt for the truth continues. john donnison, bbc news. and you can see tom mangold's documentary the jeremy thorpe scandal on bbc four tomorrow night at 10. visa's payment system is now operating at "full capacity," following widespread disruption to card payments across the uk and europe yesterday. the company says the problems were down to a ‘hardware failure' and has apologised to customers. payments processed through visa's systems account for one third of all uk spending. john mcmanus reports. visa says its high—tech payment
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system can handle 65,000 transactions per second, but on friday that boast fell flat as cardholders in the uk and across europe found their plastic simply wouldn't work. the problem began in the afternoon, appearing to largely affect electronic payments rather than cash machine withdrawals. many shoppers took to social media to complain, with the company forced to apologise. these people in droitwich said it wasn't just customers who were caught out. you can tell the staff are on tenterhooks, they have the manager's jumping up and down. he's being a bit firm with his staff because it's territory they're not used to being in, i think. there was a couple in front of us, and we hear that all the cashpoints there... all the cards were down, and apparently it was all over the world. so i was, like, panicking. i've just gone on to barclays bank
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and drew some money out. payment processing through visa systems accounts for £1 of every £3 of all uk spending, that adds up to a lot of unhappy customers. by friday night, the company said their cards were now largely working at normal levels and that the "issue was the result of a hardware failure. we have no reason to believe this was associated with any as a nation, we're using cards more than ever. that's why friday's events left so many of us frustrated. but experts say it would be wise to have some back—up payment optionsjust in case, that's cash to you and me. the consumer group which has warned people to be wary of any phone calls or e—mails about the visa problems. they mayjust be fraudsters trying to use the event to gain your personal details. john mcmanus, bbc news. earlier i spoke to guy anker, managing editor of i began by asking him what he made of the disruption. we were leaving the money saving
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expert office yesterday and gasping at each other. we genuinely hadn't seen such a big outage. luckily, it only lasted a few hours. it shows the importance of having secondary payment methods, if you can. i would say to anyone going out tonight, check your wallet. if you have mastercard cards, american express cards or cash, make sure you've got them with you. what does it say to you when you see these things happen to such a huge financial institution as visa? were the alarm bells going? absolutely. unfortunately, it's the latest incident we've had for uk banking customers, or uk customers in general. recently, tsb has had major problems. it's actually still ongoing, it's been ongoing since middle to end of april. we've seen other banks in the past few years suffer outages, sometimes a few hours, sometimes a few weeks. rbs was hit a few years ago, for example. when they say outages, it makes you wonder don't they have back—up systems?
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who knows? i'm sure this will come out in the wash in the next few days and weeks. both tsb and visa. it's so important technology works in this day and age. we rely on it. many people don't take cash out with them any more, it's easy to pay on your phone, contactless cards, chip and pin. it's so important that technology works. we're not in a crisis situation, but we do need these big organisations to do better. on the inside, is there an issue with banking technology or companies that install the technology, got up and running, and now it's just held together with sticking plasters? it's difficult to know exactly. i think you probably need a software expert. i remember a few years ago when rbs had major problems. a lot of people put that down to not investing in its technology. tsb's problems were due
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to moving customers from one computer system to another. in that, a lot went wrong. we don't know what's happened yet with visa. they all seem to be slightly different instances but whatever the reason we need them to work for basic functions, and banks and payment systems need to be better. if you were affected by this, how easy is it to get compensation if you're a customer or a small business? i think for customers it's predominantly in the moment issue. yesterday evening people buying petrol, going to the pub buying drinks, they were having problems. there will be people out of pocket. let's say you couldn't get a train and you had to stay in a hotel. we've had examples of people use visa cards and have to switch to a more expensive card. there is no real precedent for this. i would suggest if you're a customer, contact your bank when the dust has settled. keep your receipts and ask for compensation. it is not the bank's fault
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but they may hopefully sort something out behind the scenes with visa. we need to wait and see on that one. what paying options do customers have? i no longer have a cheque—book. do companies still accept cheques? i don't have a visa card, which is fantastic. i know a lot of people say get a second card but it's that temptation to debt, and then obviously there's cash. what are the options? i think you have listed a lot of them. i know what you mean about cheques, i can't remember the last time i used one myself. often people may have a credit card and a debit card, they may have multiple cards. i agree, you shouldn't go out and get cards and get and get yourself into debt, but it's if you have a second card option, particularly today. although visa say everything is sorted and we aren't seeing many reports of problems, if you have secondary cards always have them with you. that's a general rule anyway.
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today is just the reminder. your card could get rejected for any number of reasons. it might be visa, it might be mastercard's fault, another time, it might be your chip and pin simply isn't working. america says it will not discuss removing thousands of us troops from the korean peninsula —— at its summit with north korea. the meeting, which has been confirmed as taking place in singapore on june 12th, is expected to focus on the denuclearisation of the peninsula. more from hywell griffith in seoul. the news that the summit is back on again has been welcomed here in seoul. a spokesman for the south korean government saying that they await that moment onjune 12 with excitement. they will also have been reading between the lines in terms of what donald trump said in the white house, particularly on the idea this will become a process — that not everything will be done on a deal in singapore. and vitally, seemed to shy away from the issue of denuclearisation and what exactly that would mean, suggesting maybe that the gap between the us‘s demand
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for clearer, irreversible, verifiable denuclearisation is still some way away from what north korea wants, stage by stage. they will however have taken heart from the idea that a peace treaty could be part of the summit, an end officially to the war between north and south — the stalemate has lasted for 65 years. meanwhile here in the korean peninsula the south has been talking to the north, they've had their own talks about cooperation in the future, about economic ties. one other piece of good news that has come to seoul are the words from america's defence secretary. he's in a defence summit in singapore already and he said there'll be no move to pull us troops out of this region as a result of the singapore summit. so, the security of the region, which at the moment depends on the us, is maintained for the medium—term at least, and obviously that prospect of a longer—term peace is now hanging before us all with the summit on
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june 12th. the time is 16 minutes past six. the headlines on bbc news: the bbc learns that police have reopened an investigation into one of the central figures in the jeremy thorpe scandal of the 1970s. visa says its systems are working normally — after computer problems caused bank card payments to fail yesterday. washington says the issue of us troops based in south korea will not be on the agenda at president trump's summit with kim jong—un. a war of words has broken out between america and china after the us accused the chinese of using military build up in the south china sea to intimidate its neighbours. china said the comments — by us defence secretary james mattis, were irresponsible and not worthy of rebuke. mr mattis was speaking at a security
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summit in singapore. from there karishma vaswani has just sent this report. singapore is playing host to the dialogue this week and taking no chances with security. after all, defence ministers and representatives from all over the world a re representatives from all over the world are attending the event, including from the united states and china. and whenever the two sides are in the same room, they usually argued about the same thing, china's power in the region and the impact on its neighbours. china's militarization of artificial features in the south china sea includes the deployment of anti—ship missiles, surface missiles, electronicjammers missiles, surface missiles, electronic jammers and more recently, the landing of bomber aircraft on whidbey island. despite china's claims to the contrary the place of these weapons system is tied directly to military use for
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the purposes of intimidation and coercion. china says it owns all of the south china sea, a lucrative and strategic shipping zone, even though six other countries lay claim to it. it's been building military installations in the area and critics say beijing have silenced combination of its actions either by paying off its asian allies or by bullying them. it's within china's sovereignty to deployed troops and weapons on islands and reefs in the south china sea and is allowed by international law. anyone who makes comments on this is trying to interfere in china's internal affairs. it's not worthy of refuting. the us and china are also battling over trade, an american delegation led by the us commerce secretary is in beijing this weekend to address what the united states says are unfair trade terms set by china. tonight american and chinese defence delegations are just departing from their dinner at the singapore presidential palace. on
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the menu, trade, security and the jostling of the two superpowers for regional influence in the very heart of asia. the united states has vetoed a un security council resolution calling for protection for palestinians in gaza and the west bank — following the deaths of more than 100 people during recent viole nt protests. the us ambassador to the un, nikki haley, said it was because the resolution failed to mention hamas —— which israel views as a terrorist organisation. britain abstained in the vote. meanwhile, thousands of palestinians have attended the funeral in gaza of a 21—year—old volunteer nurse who was shot during protests yesterday. palestinian officials say razan al—najar, was killed by israeli soldiers, as she ran towards the border—fence to help someone who was injured. israel says it's investigating. razan's mother has called for justice. translation: the whole world saw what happened to my daughter and i call for international protection.
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where is this international protection? where are the human rights? how was my daughter a threat? this is her weapon, this is my daughter's weapon. this is what she was resisting with. on what basis did the soldier kill her? she's been targeted since the first day of the protest. so many times she has survived death, she would come and tell me what she went through. may god account every person who is silent about this. delays and cancellations have continued today on northern rail ahead of the introduction of an emergency timetable on monday. the company says it'll mean a hundred and sixty five services being cancelled everyday. from rochdale olivia richwald reports. after almost two weeks of commuter misery of northern england, today was the weekend reprieve. there were fewer passengers on the railways, but still more than 120 cancelled northern rail trains. but still more than 120 cancelled northern railtrains. tell but still more than 120 cancelled northern rail trains. tell us what
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is going on. don't wait two minutes before a train is going and say i'm sorry it's been cancelled. before a train is going and say i'm sorry it's been cancelledlj before a train is going and say i'm sorry it's been cancelled. i kept changing platforms, told go to this platform the next one is coming and then they say again it's been cancelled or going somewhere else. the new timetables were designed to make things better for passengers. you're in the northwest it actually made things considerably worse with people late for work, late home, fed up people late for work, late home, fed up and frustrated. so, from monday and new emergency timetable kicks in and new emergency timetable kicks in and that means 165 fewer trains every day. northern rail apologised again for the problems, but said even under the emergency timetable it would still be running more trains than before. that is not good enough, say mps. the north has been disproportionately affected by the timetable disruption. people in the north have had an evening peak introduced on the rail fares in 2014, they are paying more for dirty, overcrowded, under heated over priced trains and the strange
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sometimes don't even turn up. although there have been calls for transport secretary chris grayling to resign, mary cray said she would rather he kept his job and sorted the problem out. a 33—year—old man has been arrested in connection with the death of a man following a hit—and—run near glasgow. 27—year—old steven campbell had been walking in ruh—ther—glen in the early hours of this morning when he was hit by a transit van. earlier police said they were treating his death as murder. a 43—year—old man's been charged in connection with the attempted murder of two police officers yesterday. constables kenny mckenzie and laura sayers were stabbed as they attended a routine visit at a house in green—uhk. they're due to be discharged from hospital today. police say around 10,000 people held a demonstration in dumfries this afternoon — in support of scottish independence. the event was organised by campaigners all under one banner — and follows a recent march
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in glasgow, which attracted an estimated 35,000 people. the new prime minister of spain, pedro sanchez, has officially been sworn into office today — by king felipe in madrid. the ceremony comes less than 24 hours after his predecessor, mariano rajoy, was forced out of office. richard galpin reports. the leader of spain's socialist party taking the formal steps to becoming the country's new prime minister. i promise on my conscience and ona minister. i promise on my conscience and on a loyalty fulfil the responsibilities of prime minister and to be loyal to the king and to safeguard the constitution, as well as keeping the deliberations of the cabinet secret. king felipe the first to congratulate pedro sanchez,
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though today's ceremony and a royal pata ce though today's ceremony and a royal patace on the outskirts of madrid. att patace on the outskirts of madrid. all of this fottowing patace on the outskirts of madrid. all of this following a partiamentary vote of no—confidence in the long—standing prime minister mariano rajoy on friday. forced out asa mariano rajoy on friday. forced out as a result of a corruption scandat within his party. 46—year—old pedro sanchez takes the reins of power without ever having hetd sanchez takes the reins of power without ever having held a government office before. and his party has only a quarter of the seats in pa rtiament. party has only a quarter of the seats in parliament. he need atties urgentty. meanwhite, seats in parliament. he need atties urgentty. mea nwhite, the seats in parliament. he need atties urgentty. meanwhile, the new leader of catatonia on the left was also attending the swearing—in ceremony. this in barcelona for members of his separatist regionat this in barcelona for members of his separatist regional government. a move which is seven months of direct, emergency rute move which is seven months of direct, emergency rule of the region by madrid and already the catalan teader by madrid and already the catalan leader is saying he will pursue the goat leader is saying he will pursue the goal of independence, despite tast
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yea r‘s goal of independence, despite tast year's faited goal of independence, despite tast year's failed attempt to break away fottowing year's failed attempt to break away following a referendum. this government is committed to advancing in accordance with the referendum of october the ist. that is to pursue an independent state in the form of the republic, a mandate which will tead the republic, a mandate which will lead that was supported by the december 21 elections. it will not be easy, there are powerful interests against us. singing. this government wants negotiations with spain's new prime minister about independence, their support in the last few days hetped about independence, their support in the last few days helped bring into power. but madrid says the constitution bans any break—up of the nation. five people have now died in an e coti outbreak in the us. a total of 197 cases across 35 states have been reported in the largest us
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outbreak since 2006. the contaminated food is believed to be romaine lettuce, but an investigation is still ongoing as to its source. earlier we spoke to andrew skinner, fellow of the society of food hygiene & technology and he told us more about the outbreak. the investigation has been going on for around two of months and there are still uncertainties in terms of the causes of it. we can come back to that in a moment. let's not forget this is a very nasty bacteria. whilst there are many types of e coti, this particular one, it produces a very nasty toxin and once ingested it can have some fairly serious effects on the person. it's notjust diarrhoea but stomach cramps and it can result in very watery diarrhoea and it can result in blood in the diarrhoea. in very extreme cases it can result in kidney failure so this is pretty nasty.
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the issue here is they need to get back to the source and the cause so they can be absolutely certain they have eliminated it and also they can take action to make sure it doesn't happen again. googte is reported to be putting out of a contract to do artificial intelligence work for the us defense department — fottowing opposition within the technology giant's own workforce. some emptoyees resigned, and thousands of others signed a protest petition — saying it was the first step towards using artificial intelligence for tethat purposes. googte's work is said to have invotved helping the military identify people from drone footage. the cutt comedy, father ted, is set to return as a musical. its co—creator graham linehan said the show is almost written —— and will be the ‘reat final episode' of the sitcom. father ted ran on channel 4 from 1995 to 1998 for 3 series. let's find out how the weather is
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tooking. here is daryn. let's find out how the weather is looking. here is daryn. hello there, tovety sunny and to much of wales, the midlands and southern england. further north more cloud with showers and longer spetts of rain. a thunderstorm during this evening. most of the storms will fade away but will keep a few showers going across northern england and southern scottand. ctearer skies to the south once again and a pretty mitd night. tomorrow could be quite ctoudy across central and southern scottand and northern england. sunshine in northern scottand and northern ireland but if you tate storms. —— afew —— a few tate storms. the odd rogue thundery shower possibte etsewhere in england and wales but many places to the south tikety to be dry and sunny. fewer showers than today, more places will be dry and it may feet warmer away from those eastern coasts with the wind
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dragging in more ctoud. more of that at the beginning of next week with fewer thundery showers, most places dry with sunshine but probably a little bit cooter. this is bbc news. our latest headtines. the bbc aterts this is bbc news. our latest headtines. the bbc alerts the police have read —— reopen the investigation into one of the figures and jeremy thorpe scandat... as is across europe teft unabte figures and jeremy thorpe scandat... as is across europe teft unable to make payments. washington says the issue of us troops based in south korea witt issue of us troops based in south korea will not be on the agenda at the summit with kim jong un. get reat services in the north of engtand back on track after days of destruction.
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