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this is bbc news. at the world cup — the hosts, russia, go out. so croatia and england go through to the semi finals. north korea warned that denuclearisation could be off if the us continues to insist on a one—sided process. the warning comesjust hours after us secretary of state mike pompeo flew out of pyongyang — having given a very different account of the meeting. it looks like rescuers in thailand are planning to bring the trapped boys out of the flooded caves earlier than thought. hello and welcome to bbc world news. football — and hosts russia have been knocked out of the world cup. they lost to croatia in the quarter—finals. the game finished 2—2 but the croats won on penalties.
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in the day's other match england beat sweden 2—0 and will now play croatia in the semi—finals. the bbc‘s tim allman watched all the action. for england fans, this is not how world cups usually pan out. unusual sensations. elation, joy and a growing confidence that something rather special may be happening. we have a dream. i have a dream. martin luther king once said that but this isa luther king once said that but this is a big dream! most of the time, the england players have been more interested in their haircuts or their pop celebrity girlfriends or their pop celebrity girlfriends or the new sports car than kicking the ball but this time it might be different and we dare to dream. that dream becoming ever more vivid once harry maguire put england ahead in
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the first half. just before the hour lobb, it was 2—0. dele alli doing the honours. —— just before the hour lobb. —— margaret river stop at the hour mark. —— the hour mark. could this amazing run continue? it looked good. croatia equalised with russia, 1-1. good. croatia equalised with russia, i—i. into extra time. croatia went ahead. only four mario fernandez to keep russian dreams alive. football can be cruel. a few minutes later,
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he missed a decisive penalty. croatia and dancing to the semifinals for the first time in 20 yea rs. semifinals for the first time in 20 years. russia have been the perfect hosts out for them, the party is over. 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. sorry to outlaw 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.
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the north korean statement is somewhat at odds with what mr pompeo had to say as he left pyongyang on saturday. the many hours, they were connected conversations. these are compensated issues but we made progress on all of the central issues. in some areas, there is still more work to be done. very productive conversations but the process by which we will do bill —— deliver on the commitments made in the singapore summit, i think we made progress on every element of our discussion. our correspondent in washington david willis has more details. depending on whose version of events uk to believe, these talks were either reductive or deeply reg retta ble. either reductive or deeply regrettable. at the summit in singapore last month, the two sides reached an agreement. a tentative agreement, on the denuclearisation of the north. it was vague and the meeting was intended to put some flesh on the bone, if you like. the
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us sending mike pompeo all the way to pyongyang but he failed to meet with the north korean leader kim jong on and it doesn't appear that the two sides have reached an agreement of a timetable for north korea's denuclearisation. a major sticking point appears to be the us insistence on unilateral denuclearisation on the part of north korea. the north koreans have a lwa ys north korea. the north koreans have always said they favour a more step—by—step approach, one that involves concessions on the part of the us along the way. the us has said that is nonnegotiable. this is going to be something that requires patience on the part of the us and we know that perhaps patients isn't one of president trump's greatest attributes. the 12 boys trapped in a flooded cave system in thailand have sent handwritten letters to their families, to reassure them that they are well. their football coach, who is with them, also sent a note apologising to their parents.
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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 air tanks along the route the boys will have to take to come out. one look at this, an easier part of it, is enough to tell you how difficult 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," he writes, "i've been gone two weeks but i will hurry back to help you in the shop." a 15—year—old writes, "i love you mum and dad and my sister too. if i get out, can you take me to my favourite restaurant?"
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it was this boy's 16th birthday they were celebrating that day. "i do love you my parents and my sister," he writes, 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 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 all just want this ordeal to be over. the weather is changing here. the organisers of this rescue say there won't be a better time to try. let's get some of
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the day's other news. thousands of demonstrators have blocked one of the main roads in the american city of chicago in a protest over gun violence. the rally was led by a local priest who has long campaigned for stricter gun control laws. more than 250 people have been murdered in the city already this year. haiti's government has been forced to cancel fuel price rises of over 40% after violent protests broke out. crowds threw stones at police and set up burning road blocks. the leader of the country's lower house had threatened to take control of the government. at least three people have died in the disturbances reports say. a british police officer who went to hospital over concerns that he may have been exposed to the nerve agent, novichok, has been assessed and given the all clear. a spokesperson for a hospital in the city of salisbury confirmed
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that the officer had sought medical advice in connection with the exposure of a man and a woman to novichok a week ago. the couple remain in a critical condition. 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. 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.
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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 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. 12 people have been reportedly killed in the somali capital of mogadishu following a series of militant attacks. they were car
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bombings at different locations, one of the presidential palace, the other outside a building which houses the ministries of the interior and national security. gunman then tried to invade the officers and fought with security forces. two car bombs struck me the ministry of interior and national security. then al—shabab fighters entered the building on foot. a gunbattle 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 explosion and metal shrapnel poured over us. i saw more explosion and metal shrapnel poured over us. i saw more injured people being carried out from the scene. translation: by was walking here. a big last took place very close to me but i thank allah for saving me. i saw several dead people. the
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government officials, it says, are legitimate targets. the battle against the militants has been going on for more than a decade. although al—shabab has been pushed out of major towns and cities, it controls vast areas of somalia's countryside as well as villagers and smaller towns. it is also able to strike right at the heart of power as it did in the 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. they maintain a powerful grip on the somalia and continue to threaten the lives of anyone associated or allied with the somali government. mary harper, bbc news. stay with us. still to come, 30 yea rs stay with us. still to come, 30 years ago, the world's first university for deaf students fought
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for quality and one. we look back on what happened. —— won. central london has been rocked by a series of terrorist attacks. police say there have been many casualties and there is growing speculation that al-qaeda was responsible. germany will be the host of the 2006 football world cup. they pipped the favourites south africa by a single vote. in south africa, the possibility of losing hadn't even been contemplated and celebration parties were cancelled. the man entered the palace through a downstairs window and made his way to the queen's private bedroom, then he asked her for a cigarette. and, on the pretext of arranging for some to be brought, she summoned a footman on duty, who took the man away. one child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. education is the only solution. applause
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this is bbc world news, the latest headlines: england have beaten sweden and croatia defeated russia on penalties to make it through to the semifinals of the world cup. north korea has said it might abandon plans to give up its nuclear technology if the united states continues to demand unilateral denuclearisation by pyongyang. now the rest of the news. theresa may has been defending the brexit deal agreed by her cabinet at chequers yesterday. part of the plan is that unlimited immigration from the eu will end, but today the prime minister refused to rule out making it easier for eu citizens to come here, than people from other parts of the world. conservative brexiteers have said they're waiting for more details about the new proposals. our political editor laura kuenssberg reports. brexit is a marathon, not a sprint.
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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 is absolutely certain about today is free coffee at number nine. inside number 10, the prime minister relieved to have her cabinet on board. i think when people 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, 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
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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 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 all have 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
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who speaks out against policy, they will have to walk away? yesterday, what i said was that collective responsibility has returned and what i felt, what i had from people sitting around that table was a real sense that we move forward together. so, do you hope that this will be the end of the tory psychodrama over europe? 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're 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. looking serious to the eu is what she wants.
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but looking serious at home is still a challenge. a memo circulating amongst eurosceptics said the cabinet's new plan is not credible, calling it a "black—hole brexit", even if senior ministers had enough sweeteners to be able to sign. labour has its own brexit headaches, but questions whether this deal 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 ten 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. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, westminster. time now for our witness series, which looks back at world events through the eyes of those who were there. today we're going back three
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decades, when the world's only university for the deaf was temporarily shut down by its own students. they were protesting that the board of the gallaudet school had chosen a hearing president rather than a deaf one. here's their story. it is in porton to know that i am totally deaf. —— important. i can't hear a jet engine. i can't hear anything. right now i'm working with anything. right now i'm working with a sign language interpreter, sarah, who is sitting in front of me next to the camera. so instead of hearing your questions i am seeing sarah's signs. gallaudet college has been the centre of deaf education in america since 1847. in 1987 the president at that time stepped down. right away there was a push for the board to recognise that the next president should be aid deaf individual. —— a
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deaf individual. they were down to three finalists. two were deaf, one was hearing. i have a lot to bring to the university but i also have a lot to learn from it in the process must start right away. the board of trustees voted to name elizabeth since the seventh president of gallaudet. doctor sits had a lot of experience but she didn't know anything about deafness. that is when i guess you could say the protests started. someone had the bright idea to bring buses to block the gates. the rallying cry was, we wa nt the gates. the rallying cry was, we want a deft president now. —— deaf. one of the posters out front said,
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honk if you support a deaf prez. and of course everyone who drove past saw that assignment honked. —— that sign. then the press arrived, and for a week it was front page of the washington post. it was a big, big story. our students prepared to continue blocking the entrance as long as the board refuses to meet your demands? we would give up our soul in order to get a deft president. -- a deaf resident. the chair of the board was jane aston still more, and she came to campus and called a meeting. she wanted to talk. and explain her decision. are you going to resign? no, we will not... she used the word children,
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she said, children, you are making too much noise, i can't communicate if you are making too much noise. using the word children to college age students, that was not good. when doctor sensor realised the intensity of the feelings and the sense on the campus, she decided to step down. the board discussed and decided to name the president. there is one person i want to single out for very special thanks. my wife, labour. —— leila. nowi for very special thanks. my wife, labour. —— leila. now i am getting emotional, so i have to stop. i vow
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that people who are deaf must have unlimited educational and professional opportunities. i was delighted with the speech. let's return to the world cup because england's victory means they're through to a world cup semi—finalfor the first time since 1990. millions of people watched the match here in the uk, as much of the country came to a standstill. daniela relph was with some of the fans in sunderland. patriotism on full show. in sunderland, as the game began, the mood was hopeful. i'm feeling great! england 2—0. mood was hopeful. i'm feeling great! england 2-0. so excited! what do you reckon? going to wind, definitely going to wind. with england's jordan pickford and henderson both from sunderland, there was added passion here. this cloud lived every tackle,
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every chance, and emory goal. —— every chance, and emory goal. —— every goal. for 90 minutes this afternoon, england seems to grind to afternoon, england seems to grind to a halt. thousands gathering around big screens, watching and willing their team to do well. in the past, it england have been stressful viewing, but not so much today. the young footballers of ridgeway rovers stopped their games to watch. this is where harry kane played as a child. and in sunderland, at the final whistle, there was total euphoria. it's coming home! this has
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been an uplifting experience. everybody watching together here, after years of disappointment, they have finally seen their team deliver. you know, they have done really well. absolutely fab and i am so pleased that dele alli scored, yes, bring it on! no one is in the mood to stop the celebrations just yet. you will have to forgive the indulgence, it doesn't happen very often. and just before we go, let me show you these pictures of croatia's president celebrating with the national team in russia. here's kolinda grabar—kitarovic, wearing a red and white chequered t—shirt, jumping and singing with the players. happy times for croatia. you can reach me on twitter. i'm @lucyegrey. good evening.
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the summer heatwave goes on. another hot, sunny and dry day on saturday. this was a picture taken saturday afternoon by one of our weather watchers in cambridgeshire. you can see the fair weather cloud which has been bubbling up. fairly similar on sunday. a bit of cloud here and there. over the next few days, largely dried, and many of us will have strong sunshine around. high pressure keeping things generally dry and settled. a weather front sitting across the far north—west on sunday, bringing a bit more cloud in some spots of rain, particular to the far north—west of scotland. the small chance of catching an isolated shower across southern scotland and northern england. for the vast majority of us, and other dry day ahead after that warm and muggy start with sunny spells and long spells of sunshine, especially in the south. a bit more cloud further north. temperatures not quite as hot across northern ireland scotland as they will in england and wales. in they will in england and wales. in the warmest spot that think it will
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be similarto the warmest spot that think it will be similar to what we had on saturday, 30 or 31 degrees towards the south—east. further north and north—west, temperatures typically 22- 24 north—west, temperatures typically 22— 24 across scotland and northern ireland, cool in the far north and north—west. it is also the british grand prix on sunday afternoon. similar conditions to this. lots of sunshine breaking through that cloud. it should be dried silverstone as well. temperatures up to 28 or possibly 29 degrees, certainly feeling hot for the drivers and the spectators alike at silverstone. into sunday afternoon and evening, then, and we will keep that cloud across parts of scotland and northern ireland for a time. clearer skies further south. bring in more of a northerly breeze across some northern and eastern coasts. keeping the temperatures down over here. again, a warm, muggy and sticky feeling to the weather as we move through to the early hours of monday morning. monday, and other dry day. spot the difference, really. a touch call around some eastern parts of scotland and eastern parts of scotland and eastern england, would be breeze coming in off the north sea. the
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best of sunshine further south and west, probably not as warm as it has been, but still we are looking around 29. a bit cooler further north. high pressure holds monday through tuesday. a week weather contending to fizzle out, but what that will do is introduce lightly fresh air coming that will do is introduce lightly fresh aircoming in that will do is introduce lightly fresh air coming in from the north sea, as we go into tuesday. not quite as hot as the weekend weather. we see those temperatures dipping down for a time, tuesday into wednesday, itt is going to be warming up and staying dry and sunny right through into next weekend. that's it for now. goodbye. this is bbc world news, the headlines. at the football world cup, england and croatia have reached the semi—finals. russia twice came back from behind but croatia won 4—3 in a penalty shoot—out. croatia will now play englandwho earlier beat sweden 2—0. the first semi—final match will pit france against neighbours belgium. north korea has announced that it may abandon plans to give up its nuclear technology if the united states continues to demand unilateral
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denuclearisation by pyongyang. a government spokesman said the stance taken by us negotiators was gangster—like. he said both sides should take steps at the same time. the 12 boys trapped in a flooded cave system in thailand have sent handwritten letters to their families, to reassure them that they are well. their football coach, who is with them, also sent a note apologising to their parents. the team were cut off when exploring the cave two weeks ago.
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