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this is bbc news. i'm shaun ley. the headlines at one. anti—brexit campaigners are preparing to march through london to demand a vote on the final deal on the uk's departure from the eu. as from people here, but it is not yet. senior cabinet ministers stress the uk is still prepared to walk away from brexit talks without a deal. the prime minister has always said that nothing is agreed until everything is agreed and that no deal would be better than a bad deal. and i think it is essential, as we enter the next phase of the negotiations, that the european union understands that and believes it. president erdogan of turkey makes a final appeal for votes ahead of tomorrow's elections, in which he's facing a strong challenge. new footage of the devastating impact of plastic pollution on wildlife is captured by a bbc team. motoring organisations
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issue a new warning about the dangers of using a mobile phone while driving. research by the rac suggests that two thirds of motorists don't know that if they're caught they could receive six penalty points and a £200 fine. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. two years after the brexit referendum, thousands of people are protesting in central london to demand what they call a people's vote on the outcome of the negotiations with the eu. we'll be going live to central london in a moment but here are live pictures of the march. this is an aerial view above central london towards whitehall. that is
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the route the marchers will be taking later this afternoon. well, it all comes as the german engineering firm siemens, which employs 15,000 people in the uk, called on the government to remain closely aligned with the single market. senior cabinet ministers have again said the uk is prepared to walk away from the negotiations, rather than accept a bad deal. 0ur political correspondent nick eardley reports. two years to the day since the brexit vote, visions of the future are still very different. tens of thousands are expected in central london today to call for a vote on any final deal the government reaches with brussels. there has been two years since the referendum. the government is no clearer about what it wants. it is internally divided, let in argument with the european union, the country is very likely to end up in a bad place. we have got to stop the mess and the best way of doing it, is that when we know what the outcome is, that the public have the final say.
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businesses are expressing views as well. yesterday, airbus said it would reconsider its future in the uk if there is no deal. bmw called for more clarity. and today there was this reaction to borisjohnson‘s call for a full british brexit. it is time to get away from slogans for british brexit going into combat with europe. it is incredibly unhelpful and what we need to do now is to get closer with our european partners and work out what a realistic, pragmatic brexit is. the foreign secretary says the government needs to get on with it and avoid a deal that is soft, yielding and infinitely long. others say to get that the pm must be prepared to walk away if she does not get the right deal. the prime minister has always said that nothing is agreed until everything is agreed and that no deal would be better than a bad deal. i think it is essential that, as we enter the next phase of the negotiations, that european union understands that and believes it. labour say no deal would be the height of irresponsibility
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and as campaigners gather, they say the electorate should make the final decision. a reminder, if ever one was needed, that views on brexit differ greatly. we can speak to our news correspondentjon donnison, who's in central london. good afternoon. that march hasjust got under way in the last half an hour or so. they will head down towards parliament square for a rally later this afternoon. the organisers say they are expecting tens of thousands and i have two people with me who have come from surrey and hampshire. judy and john, both remain as. judy, what do you want? as this is now turning out to be the worst self—inflicted injury britain has ever faced, since the civil war, i would like the people in power to know that the people should have had a vote on the final deal and now that we know the truth
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and the lies have been exposed, that where a round of the last referendum, we should be given a second chance to say again what we want. so another referendum? yes, for the people, and want. so another referendum? yes, forthe people, and i want. so another referendum? yes, for the people, and i hope this time everyone will wake up and look at the disaster leaving the eu will put upon ourselves, economically, culturally, socially and environmentally. john, a lot of people will say that's a case of sore losers. we had a vote, your side lost, why have another one?|j don't side lost, why have another one?” don't agree at all i think the arguments of change, they'd become more precise over the last two years. two years ago, people were voting on generalisations. if they vote now, on the particulars, there's more accurate figures, but i also feel there is a much greater political connection to brexit than
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just a purely economic one. i think we should be thinking globally, the country should think globally, we place a lot of global challenges and the last thing we want is a world heading towards greater division where we should be heading towards greater unity. judy, what is the scenario where this might happen? both the main political parties, labour and conservatives, say they don't want another referendum. how would it happen? i voted forjeremy corbyn to become leader of the labour party when i was a member of the party but when he took his stand on brexit, i'm afraid i had to withdraw as a member from the labour party for the first time in 20 years. i think jeremy party for the first time in 20 years. i thinkjeremy corbyn has not understood the feeling, the strength of feeling amongst the 48% of the original referendum and how it may have swung. he understood the strength of the 51%, you could argue. i'm not sure it would still
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be that. if you look at the million or more students who can now vote, many of them voted forjeremy corbyn of the last election and now they must be feeling completely let down, because they didn't get a vote and if they voted at the referendum now it would be a different situation andl it would be a different situation and i think the remain as woodwind. judy, john, we were lead you to it on with it. you should be heading off in on with it. you should be heading offina on with it. you should be heading off in a little while but it looks like it's going to be a pretty busy afternoon in central london. john, thank you very much indeed. it's going to be a lively afternoon with plenty of speakers lined up, politicians from all the principal uk wide parties taking part for several member, you can keep up—to—date with every twist and turn in the brexit to go solutions. by going to turkey's president recep erdogan has called on voters to re—elect him
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tomorrow with sweeping new powers on the final day of campaigning in the country's presidential and parliamentary elections. he's facing a strong challenge from a newly united opposition, led by muharrem injeh, a former physics teacher leading the centre left republican people's party. from istanbul mark lowen reports. turkey's opposition has finally found its voice. for 15 years it has been fractured, unable to challenge president erdogan, but then came muharrem ince, a fiery centre—left man of the people reaching beyond his party's elitist image and drawing enormous crowds. this man is giving a powerful turkish president the battle of his political life. he told supporters he would fight for the working class, challenging mr erdogan to a tv debate which he has so far refused. polls suggest mr ince could force the president into a second round run—off after the election tomorrow and with other
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opposition parties, win a majority in parliament. this is the half of turkey that feels mr erdogan has destroyed democracy with his clamp—downs and hostility to the west. confidence is growing despite the fear of vote rigging. but the pro—erdogan side still passionately believes in him. conservative, pious turks revere him as their saviour in once secular—dominated turkey. they vaunt the bridges and hospitals he's built and they talk about western plot to ruin their country. the odds are still stacked in mr erdogan‘s favour, 90% of the media is pro—government. the kurdish presidential candidate is in prison and opposition posters are vastly outnumbered and torn down, but for the first time in 15 years, turkey mightjust decide that the erdogan magic has run out. the maritime authorities in malta have asked the charity—run
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rescue ship, aquarius, to help a boat in trouble off the coast of tunisia. last week neither malta nor italy would allow the vessel to dock, after it rescued 630 migrants off the coast of libya. italy has since banned charity and foreign flagged ships coming ashore, if migrants are onboard. a fire has torn through a warehouse in leyton in east london. black smoke could be seen billowing from an industrial estate in 0rient way this morning, with more than a hundred firefighters and 20 engines responding to emergency calls. the pentagon has cancelled two joint marine—training exercises with south korea. it follows the decision earlier in the week to suspend a major joint—military exercise between the two countries which was planned for august. the pentagon said the move was part of the agreement reached between president trump and the north korean leader, kim jong—un, in singapore earlier this month. 0ur correspondent sophie long is in seoul.
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when donald trump announced he would be stopping joint military exercises in his press conference after the june 12 summit, it came as a surprise to some people and particularly the language used. he called them provocative, expensive war games. these joint military exercises have always been referred to by the us and south korea in the past as defensive measures necessary to maintain military preparedness. in terms of the statement we heard from the pentagon today, we heard that the us defence secretary james mattis had decided to postpone indefinitely two korean american exchange programme exercises due to take place over the next few months. this comes after of course last week we had that operation we heard that operation freedom guardian had been cancelled. that's one of the three majorjoint military exercises which takes place in south korea every year. in terms of south korean reaction, i'm actually standing outside the former north korean labour party
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building, a number of young south koreans were here today for a music festival called the dmz peace train festival and many of them we spoke to are full of hope. and hope concessions like this and events like this cultural event which took place so close to the demilitarised zone will help to maintain this momentum we seem to have currently towards proper lasting peace. however, older people, more conservative leaning people, are much more sceptical. for them, they say we have been here before and they want to see some proper concessions from north korea. in terms of official south korean reaction, we heard a statement from the south korean defence ministry earlier this afternoon and they said they confirmed this announcement from the pentagon and also went on to add there will be additional measures should north korea follow suit with productive cooperation. i think certainly at this stage, the ball now is very much in north korea's park. plans to house tens of thousands
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of illegal immigrants in detention centres on remote american military bases are being drawn up by the us navy according to a time magazine report. the department of defence reportedly wants to build facilities on abandoned airfields, in a bid to meet president trump's zero—tolerance policy against unlawful migration. 0ur north america correspondent, chris buckler has more. just inside america's border, only miles from mexico, this is one of the shelters where children are being held. and from the air, you can see young people being ushered between the makeshift structures in what is being called a tent city. the pictures of cages and crying that have emerged from texas over the last week led donald trump to reverse his policy of separating migrant parents from their children. he has given every indication that he did so against his natural instincts, and the president returned to arguing for tougher laws as he shared a platform with families who have had relatives
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killed by immigrants. they are not separated for a day or two days. they are permanently separated because they were killed by criminal illegal aliens. these are the families the media ignores. they don't talk about them. but there is no denying the anger felt in parts of america over the country's current immigration policies and there is confusion over how and when the more than 2000 children separated from their parents will finally be reunited with their families. the president knows this border divides, but he believes his supporters will be on his side as he pushes once again for illegal immigration to be tackled. there are reports that the us navy is currently working on new plans to build what have been described as temporary and austere detention centres. it is claimed the facilities, on abandoned airfields, are being designed to hold up
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to 25,000 migrants. translation: it's not ok what they're doing because you're treated like a criminal when all you've been doing is working there. i don't take drugs or anything like that. i've just been working. it is not fair what they're doing with us. there is unlikely to be any letup in the pressure at the border and with congressional elections only months away, there will remain a focus on how america deals with the problem on its doorstep. chris buckler, bbc news, washington. ethiopia's prime minister has survived a grenade attack at a political rally in the capital addis ababa. abiy ahmed was speaking to thousands of supporters when the attack took place. at least 132 people were injured, and in the last few minutes, the country's health minister has said one person was killed. the headlines on bbc news:
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anti—brexit campaigners are marching through london to demand a vote on the final deal on the uk's departure from the eu. senior cabinet ministers stress the uk is still prepared to walk away from brexit talks without a deal. president erdogan of turkey makes a final appeal for votes ahead of tomorrow's elections, in which he's facing a strong challenge. sport now. and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's mike. yes, good afternoon. let's start at the world cup match of the day i'm a big one in england, they can book their place in the last 16 with a win over tunisia. it could turn into a cricket score. eden hazard
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initially brought down before the slot kick was slotted home. live pictures to the match live on bbc 0ne. tunisia have a free kick. it is 2-0 0ne. tunisia have a free kick. it is 2—0 now because a few seconds ago, lukaku 2—0 now because a few seconds ago, lu ka ku got 2—0 now because a few seconds ago, lukaku got his third goal of the tournament his first in a match full for the great finish and tunisia, what a start to the game. tunisia we re what a start to the game. tunisia were looking completely out of it and they will go home if they lose this match, don't forget, so it is 2-1 this match, don't forget, so it is 2—1 hour after 70 minutes. bbc one is where you can see it. 2—1. these other games coming up later. in moscow it's a very hot. we expect the pace to slow down at some point so the pace to slow down at some point so in those matches later on today, south korea, who lost against mexico, beat germany in the opener and then the germans have a chance forward tension and beat to beat sweden if they are to make it through to the group stages having lost their first match to mexico.
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sweden struggling through. their players have got a stomach upset due to food poisoning or a bug so they will be slightly weaker than before. that match this evening on bbc one of. england have been put through their paces today before they pack their paces today before they pack their bags and head 800 miles east head of the second world cup match tomorrow afternoon. dele alli was backin tomorrow afternoon. dele alli was back in training but only for the first part and are still expected to be missing for tomorrow's match against panama so england fly to the venue against panama so england fly to the venue this afternoon and expectant to be changes were dele alli struggling with injury and questions over raheem sterling's finishing in their first match against tunisia. there will always be that scrutiny. i think the team are playing well, so i think the team are playing well, so we're forwards got to balance that with actually let's keep reminding ourselves of the level of performance and stay calm. everybody will push for change. we have got to
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make the right decisions for the right reasons and not be clouded by all the kind suggestions what we should be doing. away from the football, ireland have made history down under in the rugby union by winning a series against australia. for the first time since 1979, the series is tied after the first two tests. australia fought back but the irish held on to win 20—16. england in contrast time to a series whitewash when they play south africa in the third and final test this afternoon. this is an amazing sporting story once hailed as the golden boy beamish rugby, many thought danny cipriani would have 100 england caps by now but he's making just his fifth start and much of it is his own doing, the fact he is here is also reward for an incredible amount of perseverance and dedication from danny cipriano
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and dedication from danny cipriano and it's been quite somejourney over the past decade. everything i have done, and the mistakes i've made, and lessons i've tried to learn, i've tried to become a better person and learn from them. right now i'm very excited to go and play for england. this is the whole reason i play rugby, to represent my country and i could not be more proud right now. do you regret those mistakes? no, because i would not be here right now. could i have had this, that, i don't know. at international stage when things go 100 miles an hour, i want to be someone to rely on. it's about my focus and exactly what i'm ready for. we know he's a brilliant player. he's part of the team and shown that on tour. he's been exceptional. he has gone about his business trying to improve his game and he's been rewarded with a starting spot this week. while this may be a dead rubber at newlands, they've already wrapped up the series, the springboks, but it's a massive game for england losing
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five test matches in a row with a pressure building on the camp and head coach eddie jones pressure building on the camp and head coach eddiejones and a victory would go a long way to shutting up all that noise. chrisjones reporting there. this time of year you expected to be sunny and the south of france but rain severely interrupted final practice for this weekend ‘s french grand prix. valteri bottas got the quickest time. the teams but then retreated after the rain fell. torrential. almost a0 minutes was lost in the rain before they braved the elements to give the fans some action. it is forecast to rain in both qualifying and tomorrow's race. in the cricket on england's women have a couple of games to date in this series in taunton so theyjust games to date in this series in taunton so they just started games to date in this series in taunton so theyjust started against south africa who they beat by 121 ru ns south africa who they beat by 121 runs on wednesday. england won the toss and chose to bat. currently 39-2. toss and chose to bat. currently 39—2. they also play new zealand at around 5:a0pm. that is all the sport
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for now. it could be a challenge for england. mike, thanks very much. we are going to go back to central london now. pictures of the march, the people's vote march taking place in central london this afternoon. they began at the crimea wall 0riel in pall mall and are working their way to protest. they will be at parliament square at one point where the main speeches are taking place. they will include, not exclusively, anna soubry, the conservative mp, a key opponent of brexit. caroline lucas, the co—leader of the green party. vince cable, the leader of the liberal democrats, and the blackadder actor sir tony robinson,
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and also the labour mp david lammy and also the labour mp david lammy and others who are there, in an individual capacity including 0lympians, some veterans of the second world war who all wanted to ta ke second world war who all wanted to take part. the organisers are hoping they will make this the biggest demonstration in favour of remaining in the european union at least get the opportunity just to in the european union at least get the opportunityjust to decide whether to leave, but underlines some of the pressures on the government of the moment. this is a march of people who say they are the minority. that they say it was 52-a8, minority. that they say it was 52—a8, so it's not that small a minority and they don't want to be left out in the government's thinking on brexit. they are worried about are no deal brexit, something that the boss of siemens was worrying about when he spoke to the bbc today programme earlier this morning. he was also alluding to
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something about the economic model the government should expect in the negotiations or should they not comprise a tall on those issues? it's all coming back to the debate in the house of commons. this is a public opportunity for those who wa nt public opportunity for those who want a second vote to put pressure on politicians to achieve that. we will have more from the march and we will have more from the march and we will hear more from people taking pa rt will hear more from people taking part in it as one of parts of the speeches from celebrities and politicians later on on bbc news. two—thirds of drivers are not aware of the penalties for using a mobile phone at the wheel more than a year after tougher laws were introduced in england, scotland and wales. a poll by the rac found that only 36% of the 2,000 uk motorists asked knew offenders face six penalty points and a £200 fine for breaking the rules. some a1% believe more visible law enforcement is needed. whilst 18% of drivers backed the blocking of mobile signals within cars.
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earlier i spoke to rod dennis from the rac who explained what their survey of drivers had revealed. despite the penalty being increased over a year ago, six points and a £200 fine if you are caught using a mobile phone at the wheel, awareness of those penalties still seems remarkably low, so fewer than four in ten people we spoke to about it, 2000 motorists across the uk, could tell us what the penalties were. there might be a number of reasons for this. it could well be down to just the sheer lack of enforcement of the law. we know it's a very difficult law for the police to enforce and perhaps there's a feeling amongst drivers they won't get caught doing this sort of thing. and things like speeding, where people talk about speeding points, the same has not happened when it comes to mobile phones, so it's remarkable still that the proportion of people up
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at where it is seemingly so small. what is the record in terms of prosecutions? tens of thousands, which is very, very low given the number of people who come to us and say we think this is a problem. we do an annual study. the rac report on motoring, which looks of a wide range of motoring issues and it showed last year drivers concerned about other people using a hand—held phone at the wheel was their biggest concern out of more than 20 different things, so the concern is clearly there. the police force the difficultjob enforcing the law but the focus needs to be there from speaking to motorists in the research this morning, there's a lot of support for more great targeted enforcement and that something clearly the government needs to look at more seriously. increasing number of vehicles allow people to use a mobile phone without actually having to physically handle it. they do it through voice control at the wheel of their car. is this a problem in a sense technology will solve, even if human behaviour still puts lives at risk? that's a very interesting point. technology can be part
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of the solution here, notjust the problem. we are used to touchscreens, iphones, android devices, we are used to using those and as soon as we get into the car, we are in a very different environment where we need to resist them but technology can play a big part in trying to turn that around and there's all sorts of interesting technology being trialled, in the usa, the touchpad system which they are devising for that you will still have your eyes on the road there will be able to use a finger to scroll through a menu and remove you engaging in an ipad in the middle of the cupboard can be enormously distracting soap technology a big part to play. announcing anything to suggest that simply increasing the penalties would make people more likely both to be aware and therefore to change their behaviour? penalties have an important role to play in terms of deterring people, but the problem is if people don't fear they will get caught in the first place, we could always do whatever we like with a penalties and not make any difference.
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there remains a hard—core of drivers who continue to believe using a hand—held phone while driving is actually something they can do successfully and safely and all the figures and data and the tragic stories we hear in the newsroom on a regular basis shows otherwise so it's something all of us as drivers have a responsibility towards ourselves, our passengers and other road users, in thinking about what really can't wait. why do we need to use our phone at the wheel? it's something that was all to think carefully about. new evidence of the devastating effect of plastic pollution on wildlife has been recorded by the bbc. a team filming on a remote island for the bbc one documentary drowning in plastic revealed sea birds there starving to death because there stomachs were so full of plastic that there was no room for food. 0ur science correspondent victoria gill reports. flying through the ocean in search of food, but these sea birds are all too often finding and eating pieces of plastic. tens of thousands of flesh—footed
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shearwaters nest on this remote island hundreds of kilometres off the east coast of australia. but even here plastic is killing them. and another. scientists are finding young birds with so much of it in their stomachs that there is no room for food. these chicks have starved to death. but the researchers stepped in to save them and this bbc documentary crew filmed up close as the birds had their stomachs flushed out. 0h! it was shocking to see just how much would come out a chick. i mean, we saw 90 pieces come out of one of the chicks on the second night but the scientists were telling us they sometimes pull out as much as 200, 250 pieces of plastic out of either dead birds orfrom the regurgitation. it is just one example of how our discarded plastic is damaging marine wildlife around the world, an issue that was thrown into sharp focus by the bbc series blue planet ii.
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efforts are under way to stem the tide of plastic. here in england's south coast, sea bins have been installed that can suck up half a tonne of plastic waste per year. there's a plastic bottle there, that's fairly obvious, and a coffee cup lid. but there's also some smaller pieces of plastic. i think that's the lid off an aerosol and there's two cigarette buts there. there are also plastic fibres. but some parts of the ocean now contain more pieces of plastic than plankton so scientists say we all need urgently to change how we use and dispose of what has become a floating menace. victoria gill, bbc news. there's a plastic bottle there, that's fairly obvious, and you can find easy ways to make a difference and share what you are


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