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this is bbc world news today. i'm lucy grey. our top stories: north korea issues a stern rebuke to america — accusing it of making demands about unilateral denuclearisation. the warning comesjust hours after us secretary of state mike pompeo flew out of pyongyang — having given a very different account of the meeting. we made progress on almost all of the central issues. some places, a great deal of progress — other places, there's still more work be done. we'll have the latest on what seems to be a sudden diplomatic divide between pyongyang and washington. also ahead: rescuers in thailand make preparations to bring the trapped boys out of the flooded caves. at least 50 people die as flooding sweeps across japan — more than a million are forced from their homes. and i'm olly foster in moscow — where england have booked their place in their first world cup semi finalfor 28 years. and on because russia and croatia
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have gone to extra time. hello, and welcome to world news today. north korea has issued a strong criticism of the us — just hours after the secretary of state, mike pompeo, left pyongyang after two days of talks with the leadership there. the foreign ministry says america made too many demands, and that it had displayed a regrettable attitude. the north korean statement says the trust between the two countries is now facing a dangerous situation. and it accuses mr pompeo of insisting on unilateral denuclearisation — which it says is against the spirit of the summit. removing the nuclear threat from the korean peninsula had been a key part of donald trump's approach during his meeting with kimjong un in singapore. the north korean statement is somewhat at odds with what mr pompeo had to say as he left pyongyang on saturday. many hours of productive
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conversations. these are complicated issues. but we made progress on almost all of the central issues. some places, a great deal of progress — other places, there's still more work be done. a very productive conversation about the process by which we will deliver on the commitments that were made in the singapore summit. i think we made progress in every element of our discussion. let's speak to the bbc‘s david willis who is in washington. very productive, said the american side of things there. but not what the north koreans thought at all. absolutely right. depending on whose version of events you believe these we re version of events you believe these were either deeply regrettable talks or highly productive. after that summit in singapore they came to a rather vague declaration and america sent its top tips diplomat, mike
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pompeo to put some flesh on the bone and nail down commitments from north korea. he failed to meet with the north korean leader kim jong owned or get a timetable towards denuclearisation. indeed, he may have set relations back somewhat bearing in mind the statement from the north korean foreign minister which ink used a lot america of making gangster like demands. the problem appears to be the american insistence that north korea engage in unilateral dean the north prefers a more step—by—step approach with some reciprocity on the part of the united states at various points along the way. but the americans have always insisted that is non—negotiable and it is not a possibility. so this could be a protracted process, and it will reply require commitment and
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patients on the part of the us negotiators. we know fully well that patience is not one of the virtues thatis patience is not one of the virtues that is foremost in president trump's arsenal. we also heard us intelligence talk about how north korea has been continuing its nuclear programme since the summit between kimjong nuclear programme since the summit between kim jong un and nuclear programme since the summit between kimjong un and donald trump. indeed, and that is very worrying for the united states. the point is being made here by some that the relationship between these two countries has tended to be rather more hot and cold and that we shouldn't make too much of these deeply contrasting views of events. but it is disconcerting, and it does remain to be seen what president trump himself will make of all this. he has been known of course to somewhat fly off the handle in times such as these. thank you. the 12 boys trapped in a flooded cave system in thailand have sent handwritten letters to theirfamilies, to reassure them that they are well.
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their football coach, who is with them, also sent a note apologising to parents. the team were cut off when exploring the cave two weeks ago. our correspondentjonathan head reports from northern thailand. they are getting ready now. hundreds of divers and volunteers relaying their tanks along the route the boys will have to take to come out. one look at this, and easier part of it, is enough to tell you how difficult this rescue will be. the divers have taken this rescue will be. the divers have ta ken letters from this rescue will be. the divers have taken letters from the boys and their coach to their parents. this is the goalkeeper in the team. don't worry mum and dad, your rights, i've been gone two weeks but i will hurry back to help you in the shop. a 15—year—old rights, i love you mum and dad and my sister too. if i get out, can you take me to my favourite
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resta u ra nt 7 out, can you take me to my favourite restaurant? it was this boy ‘s 16th birthday they were celebrating that day. i do love you my parents and my sister, you rights, don't worry about me. i love everyone. i've come down to a little village where the 16—year—old member of the football team, whose birthday it was, and thatis team, whose birthday it was, and that is why they went into the cave to celebrate it. so we have come to talk to some of his relatives here. now we know that a rescue operation is likely soon. we want to see how they are feeling about it. his great aunt wants him brought out as soon as possible because she worries about the rising water. his aunt says she has been watching the darkening clouds with dread. they alljust want darkening clouds with dread. they all just want this ordeal to darkening clouds with dread. they alljust want this ordeal to be over. the weather is changing here. the organisers of this rescue say
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there won't be a better time to try. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. at least 5a people are now reported to have died as a result of the heatwave sweeping across canada. in montreal, health officials have been making house to house calls to visit the most vulnerable. temperatures have reached 35 degrees celsius, with most of the deaths reported in the eastern province of quebec. in spain, one person has been gored — and anotherfour injured — on the first day of the annual bull running festival in the northern city of pamplona. all five were taken to hospital for treatment. around 2000 people attend the run, where bulls charge runners through narrow cobbled streets. at least 50 people have been killed and nearly 50 others are missing after heavy rain caused landslides in japan. the torrential downpours have forced more than 1.5 million people to be evacuated from their homes in western and central areas of the country.
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joanna jolly reports. it's been decades since the central and western areas of japan have seen rainfall as intense as this. vast areas in the main island of honshu have been inundated with muddy water as rivers have burst their banks. many of those killed have fallen into and been swept away by the fast flowing floods. hundreds of homes have been destroyed and factories have been forced to halt production. this is a mountainous area and the authorities have warned against the threat of mudslides, which have already claimed several lives. japan's infrastructure has also suffered as roads have crumbled and rail lines have been broken in half. 50,000 police officers, firefighters and members of the defence forces have been deployed to rescue those cut—off or flooded out of homes. officials have told the public to be vigilant against further danger from landslides, rising rivers and strong winds. translation: heavy rain
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will continue in the area for western to eastern japan. and it will be historic torrential rainfall, which could be the heaviest rain ever recorded. forecasters say it looks likely that the heavy rains will continue throughout the weekend. joanna jolly, bbc news. theresa may has been defending the brexit deal agreed by her cabinet on friday at the prime minister's country residence, chequers. the deal with the eu will keep the uk closely aligned to brussels after brexit. part of the agreement is that unlimited immigration from the eu will end. our political editor laura kuenssberg reports. brexit is a marathon, not a sprint. mps rushing to downing street to get more on theresa may's plan. happy with what's been agreed? the cabinet agreed it. but who else knows what's going on? the only thing that we are certain about today is free coffee at number 9. inside number 10,
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the prime minister relieved to have her cabinet on board. i think when public voted to leave the european union they wanted an end to free movement. free movement will end. they wanted us to end the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice in the uk. that will end. but for many brexiteers, a commitment to follow the eu's rules and a commitment to share so much still with them sounds like we are not really leaving in the way they believed. this is a deal that delivers on brexit but it does so in a way that ensures we can build that bright future for britain. in the agreement you make a commitment to ending unlimited eu immigration. but are you ruling out giving some form of preferential treatment to eu citizens after we leave? free movement from the european union will end. but that wasn't my question. free movement from the european union will end. what i have said before and will continue to say is we recognise that people will still want to carry on travelling to europe and europeans travelling to the uk. so it is possible they may still get
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some preferential treatment? we are going to decide. downing street's whole package would tie us more closely to the eu than brexiteers desired. we've all had a great spat. a threat from the leader of their faction is still a threat, even in comic language. an egg that is very softly boiled isn't boiled at all. a very soft brexit means we haven't left, we are simply a rule—taker. that is not something that this country voted for. i will certainly stick to the conservatives' manifesto commitments. and will not vote for something that doesn't deliver brexit. after months of strops, will the cabinet really pipe down? you believe yesterday drew a line and now anyone who speaks out against policy, they will have to walk away? yesterday, what i said is that collective responsibility has returned and what i felt and what i had from people sitting around that table was a real sense that we move forward together. do you hope that this will be the end of the tory psychodrama over europe?
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this will be, i think, a point... what we're all doing is putting the national interest first. the eu have been clear throughout this very long process already. they don't like the idea of britain picking and mixing. your proposal does just that. up to now, what we have seen from europe, the proposals that they have effectively put to us, have been ones that we could not accept. we are just about to sit down and start those negotiations with them. i think, from the reaction we have seen so far, there is an understanding and an acceptance that this is something that we should be sitting down and talking about. labour has its own brexit headaches. but they question whether this tory pact can last. i've got a feeling the whole thing might start to unravel in a few days. it's also very unclear whether or not they could deliver that as an agreement with europe. number 10 has had to take oh—so careful steps to move brexit forward. but the prime minister's foes still lurk only paces from herfront door.
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laura kuenssberg, bbc news, westminster. stay with us on bbc world news — still to come: we'll have the latest from the world cup — where england are in the semi finals for the first time in 28 years. this is bbc world news today. i'm lucy grey. the latest headlines: north korea has accused america of displaying a regrettable attitude by demanding unilateral denuclearisation. pyonyang's rebuke came just hours after secretary of state mike pompeo held talks with north korean officials — which he said had made good progress. as many as 12 people have reportedly been killed and several more injured in the somali capital mogadishu, following a series of militant attacks. there were suicide car bombings at two separate locations in the capital mogadishu. one was near the presidential palace, while the other was outside a building which houses the ministries of the interior and national security. gunmen then tried to invade the offices, and fought
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with security forces. our africa regional editor mary harper reports. two car bombs struck near the ministry of interior and national security. then al—shabab fighters entered the building on foot. a gun battle erupted with the somali security forces. some of those killed and injured were civilians who happened to be nearby. translation: i heard a loud explosion and metal shrapnel poured over us. i saw more injured people being carried out from the scene. translation: i was walking here, a big blast took place very close to me but i thank allah for saving me. however i saw several dead people. al—shabab warns civilians to stay away from places frequented by government officials, who it says are legitimate targets. the battle against the militants has been going on for more than a decade.
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although al—shabab has been pushed out of major towns and cities, it controls vast areas of somalia's countryside, as well as villages and smaller towns. it is also able to strike right at the heart of power, as it did in saturday's attack in central mogadishu. the militants are massively outgunned by the somali military, backed by us drones and more than 20,000 troops from other african countries. but they maintain a powerful grip on somalia and continue to threaten the lives of anyone associated or allied with the somali government. mary harper, bbc news. at the football world cup, the last quarter final is under way. it's another tense match — croatia are 2—1 up against the hosts, russia, in extra time. let's go to olly foster in moscow. it is tense stuff. it really is. a
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hush has descended across the capital here. the matches taking place it. the russians are going further in this tournament than they ever imagined. stretching this quarterfinal against croatia to extra time. but it was in extra time that croatia have just edged themselves in front. it is still the first period so at least another 15 minutes to play. russia pumping a free kick into the box. whoever comes through this will face england in the semifinals, here in moscow. that is after england beat sweden 2-0 that is after england beat sweden 2—0 in samarra. the english football the journey to this point has been a long, fraught with frustrations. but this is a new england, a new generation. the sweden to the pride and passion remain, now to see how much further that could take either of them. first a moment to stay calm, composed, beginning slowly trading
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early blows that never looked like landing. this was hurricane's early offering, for once off target, but this is england may have more than one harry. harry maguire heading them into the lead before half—time. jordan pickford is an emerging hero, saving the header in england's lead. as he stepped up others would step forward , as he stepped up others would step forward, england inspired. dele alli added a second, whilst whelan delaware sweden - threatened delaware sweden rarely threatened pickford was unbeatable. english nurse temporarily, they are through to the semifinal. and if we weren't all carried away before now we set the arnaus. yes. generations of england players have tried to replicate what happened at italia 90, reaching a semifinal at the very least. other couple of quarterfinal and is since then but
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gareth southgate's young england tea m gareth southgate's young england team has done it and it is a marvellous opportunity not just against either croatia as it stands or russia if they can get themselves back into this, because this is a wide—open world cup. it is anyone's to win. the favourites are probably the teams in the top half of the draw, belgium or france, playing that semifinal in saint petersburg on tuesday. it is an all european semifinal line—up, the first time in the 88 year final of history of the world cup. some wonderful matches and gareth southgate has called on his players to be history makers. but at the same time knowing that perhaps they will never have a better opportunity of actually winning the world cup once again. obviously 1966 and all that. but we arejust obviously 1966 and all that. but we are just waiting to see the completed semifinal line—up. the russians still believing they can get back into it. remember, they
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knocked spain out on penalties. but croatia have their noses in front, looking to reach their first semifinal since 1998. 0k, we are just looking at the pictures of the fan zone in russia now. it is a quiet hush. it is half—time in extra time. a quiet hush but i'm sure they will react as soon as anything happens. thank you. in wimbledon, nine of the ten top seeds are out and it isn't even the second week. the recent to fall is simona halep. the french open champion was beaten by the taiwanese player in an epic match. she fought back from 5—2 down in the decider to
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wina back from 5—2 down in the decider to win a 7—5. she will play in the last 16. the first time i beat the world number one it is amazing for me to be there and to fight because on the first day i was there but i was a little bit tired and i was trying a bit too much and it is hard to control and the balanced but i am happy that i made it for the second andi happy that i made it for the second and i am getting through at the at 2-5 and i am getting through at the at 2—5 down. a lot of support from the other side to push me to keep fighting on. thank you so much. no problems for rafa nadal, the two—time wimbledon champions into the last 16 after a comfortable victory over an australian. it means medale holds onto the world number one ranking. he will play fabio fognini or the check in the next round. a positive match for me against a young player with a lot of energy. some tough moments at the
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beginning and in the third, but in general terms are very positive results. i am happy to be through. the british number one kyle edmond has been beaten in four sets by the former world number one novak djokovic. edmund davies start on centre court as he took the first set but the two—time champion came back to win the next three and book his place in the fourth round. and martin del quatro is through to the second week for the first time since 2013. he beat a french player and faces another next. lewis hamilton won the battle for poll that tomorrow's british grand prix, snatching the top spot from his title rival sebastien rattled by a fraction of a second. hamilton produced a record in the qualifying to ta ke produced a record in the qualifying to take his sixth pole at silverstone. victory tomorrow would mean he overtakes jim
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silverstone. victory tomorrow would mean he overtakesjim clark and alan priest for the most number of british grand prix wins. more importantly for him it would mean he overta kes importantly for him it would mean he overtakes the battle again at the top of the driver standings. chris frewen‘s quest to win a fifth tour de france has started with a crash on the opening stage. the defending champion careered off the road on a left—hand bend in the closing stages but was quickly back on his bike and said afterwards that he felt fine. he finished 61 seconds behind the stage winner who is making his tour debut. england's women's cricketers have thrashed new zealand by 142 runs to win their opening one—day international. choosing to bat at headingley, england captain heather knight and jones both made half centuries. in reply new zealand started well but collapsed 248 all out. england lead 1—0 in the
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best—of—3 series. the next game is in derby on tuesday. to update you, it is still 2—1 to croatia in that final quarterfinal. around 30,000 people descended on the british capital earlier today as pa rt the british capital earlier today as part of london pride, to celebrate the city's diversity. festooned in rainbow colours, they have been celebrating the biggest event of its kind in the country. it's the 46th time it has been held. the parade started north of oxford street, which is very near the bbc news centre here. similar pride events are getting under way in other cities around the world. very colourful scenes. that is just around the corner from where we are based. i watched the england game in a pubjust based. i watched the england game in a pub just round the corner from there, and it was the most glittery football fa ns there, and it was the most glittery football fans i've ever seen in a pub. let's update you on that
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quarterfinal match, it is still 2—1 to croatia against the hosts, russia. it is 20 minutes gone in extra time. just ten more minutes to go. this is the fan zone in moscow. they are so quiet. almost stunned, they look there. so whoever when is this one will face england because they are through the first time in 28 years to the semifinals after they beat earlier today. that is all from me for now. thank you for watching. goodbye for now. good evening. it has been a case of deja vu with the weather forecast. and today was another warm, dry and a day across much of the country. he was the scene in greater london.
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over the next few days that theme continues. it will be largely dry with high pressure in charge. there will be strong sunshine on the cards as well. perhaps a little more cloud tomorrow. here is a cloud we had today. the most part it has just been fair weather claret bubbling up. a little more cloud across northern ireland and the west of scotla nd northern ireland and the west of scotland as well. that will hang around this evening and overnight. the many southern and eastern parts it is clear and dry. the odd misty patch forming into the early hours of sunday and another warm night particularly in the south with temperatures around 15 or 16. a little cooler further north and it will be a humid start to sunday. i prefer driving our weather at the moment. a week weather front, a prefer driving our weather at the moment. a week weatherfront, a cold front pushing into scotland, that could introduce some rain, thicker cloud to the north—west of scotland at times, and ahead of that one or two rogue showers the southern
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scotla nd two rogue showers the southern scotland into the north of england as well. elsewhere another dry day and in the sunshine it will warm again. the hottest weather will be the parts of england and wales. not quite as hot further north across parts of scotland. stornoway at around 60 degrees. 23 to 25 elsewhere across northern ireland and scotland. 30 or 31 across southern england. and sunday as the british grand prix at silverstone. conditions are little like this, some sunshine breaking through the cloud. it should stay dry and it will be hot for the grand prix. 29 degrees or so is the top temperature at silverstone on sunday. looking into monday, high pressure still with us, we have a cold front fading away into tuesday, but pushing south across some eastern parts, introducing cooler weather. into tuesday a slight dip in temperature
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but still remaining warm and sunny and then it will be hotting up once again as we look towards the end of the week and next weekend. this is bbc world news, the headlines. england have secured a place in their first world cup semifinal in 28 years, after a two—nil win against sweden. they'll face the winner of the match between russia and croatia, which is into extra time — 2—2. the prime minister has refused to rule out preferential treatment for eu citizens coming to the uk after brexit. at chequers yesterday, the cabinet agreed that unlimited immigration from the eu will end. a police officer is being tested at a hospital in salisbury for possible exposure to novichok. it follows the investigation into the poisoning of a couple with the nerve agent last weekend. the twelve boys trapped in a flooded cave in thailand have written letters to their parents telling them not to worry.
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