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good afternoon. indian rescuers have recovered ten more bodies after heavy flooding in the southern state of kerala. nearly 200 people have been killed in the past ten days, many in landslides, following the heaviest monsoon rains for a century. helicopters and boats have braved torrential rain to help reach people stranded. and many schools as well as community centres have been converted into relief camps. here's jane—frances kelly. vehicles risk the flooded roads in submerged villages. —— mark you —— rescue efforts continue. in some areas the waters are beginning to recede, allowing people to retrieve some of the possessions. india's met department has forecast a let—up in the heavy rain in the next five days, apart from a few areas in the small coastal state. kerala often see some of the highest rainfalls during the monsoon season, but this year it has been exceptional. flash floods and
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landslides have killed hundreds and left others destitute. hundreds of thousands had to flee to relief camps for food and shelter. these people are living in a government veterinary hospital. translation: there are ten to 15 children and about 35 of us adults, including really old people. we've been here the past six days. others are being fed in a school, unable to return home because they say water is still coming into their houses. all the state's 44 rivers have flooded, swelled by the release of water from dams which have become full. here localfishermen have come to the rescue. hundreds of government boats are also out and about, searching for people. there are many people who are still trapped in their houses in many places. i hope they get their help very soon. we couldn't stay there any more, and i'm thankful for the people who brought us out of there. where it's not possible to rescue people, troops have stepped up relief efforts, dropping
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food and other replies to remote and cut—off areas. india's prime minister modi visited the state on saturday and promised millions of pounds in aid. people in neighbouring states are also sending food, medical supplies and clean water. the problem now is getting to those affected and also stopping the spread of disease due to the insanitary conditions. jane frances—kelly, bbc news. in the last hour, our correspondent yogita limaye has just sent us the latest from the affected area. thousands of people who have been misplaced by the floods are here in this relief camp. they are being given some food, slices of bread and some tea. some of them were actually in another relief camp not far away but because that flooded they were brought here. what this is, is actually a big school. if you look up there, those are actually classrooms but they have now been converted into makeshift bedrooms where all of these people are sleeping in the night. as far as the weather
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is concerned in kerala, we have had some respite from the rainfall over the past 12 hours, but that doesn't mean people are not still stranded. the water doesn't recede that quickly. it has meant the rescue operations have been able to pick up pace. so boats being pressed into action, helicopters, they are airlifting people. those people have been able to be faster because at least there's no risk of water levels suddenly rising. but as far as these people are concerned and the question of when really they can go back to whatever is left of their home, there's no sense of that because even if we had a long pause from the rainfall, because of the nature of kerala with more than a0 rivers and numerous streams, the water will not received that quickly. yogita limaye reporting from kerala.
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a series of explanatory notices designed to prepare the uk for the possibility of a no—deal brexit are due to be published on thursday. the notices will include advice for businesses, citizens and public bodies on how to cope if the uk leaves the eu without a deal. our political correspondent susana mendonca joins me in the studio. are these notices a ramping up of preparations for a no—deal brexit? the government has been under pressure to show it is prepared, this is part of that. we expect 70 of these types of notices between now and the end of september, the first of which we will get on thursday, alongside a speech from brexit secretary dominic raab laying out the contingency plans for a no deal. but the government wants a deal. but the government wants a deal with the eu, so before the speech on thursday we will have a meeting between dominic raab and the eu chief negotiator, michel barnier, in brussels. we have been told by
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number ten that is picking up the pace of the negotiations. in the meantime we have had the people's vote campaign pushing for a final referendum on a brexit deal saying it will use funding it has received to carry out more polling to show views are changing on brexit. that views are changing on brexit. that view has been dismissed by brexiteers i spoke to this lunchtime, they said it is basically then in dreamland and they are trying to subvert the result of 2016. susana, thank you. the indonesian island of lombok has been shaken by another strong earthquake, after weeks of tremors that have killed more than a76 people. today's quake measured magnitude 6.3 and was at a depth of 4.9 miles. it caused landslides but it is not known if there are any casualties. nonsmokers have a higher risk of dying from serious lung disease if they grew up with parents who smoked, according to research carried out
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by the american cancer society. it found childhood passive smoking also increased the risk of death by heart disease and strokes. experts said the best way to protect children was to quit smoking. the uk is to investigate allegations that british world war ii shipwrecks in asia have been targeted by scavengers. the defence secretary gavin williamson says he was very concerned to hear claims that four shipwrecks off the malaysian and indonesian coasts had been looted. they are thought to be the graves of royal navy sailors and civilians. chi chi izundu has the details. iname i name this ship the prince of wales. may 1939, the launch of the prince of wales a few months before the outbreak of the second world war. in1941, outbreak of the second world war. in 1941, that same vessel was used
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to host a secret meeting between winston churchill and american president franklin roosevelt. later that year, it is and hms the polls would make their final voyage. that year, it is and hms the polls would make theirfinal voyage. a pulse and the prince of wales were lost in the java sea on december ten 1941. they were trying to intercept a japanese invasion force headed for melayu. both vessels were sunk by bombers as they tried to return to base in singapore. 0ver bombers as they tried to return to base in singapore. over 800 sailors we re base in singapore. over 800 sailors were lost, making the rex war graves. diving experts currently think at least ten british warships are in that area. they have been ransacked for their steel, which has very little radiation and could be used to make sensitive instruments. it is thought the salvage of one ship alone could fetch up to £1 million. the looting of sunken warships breaches the un salvaging convention and breaches british, indonesian and malaysia laws. defence secretary gavin williamson says he is very concerned and is
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working with those governments to investigate those claims. but with defence resources under pressure, any kind of effective policing of designated naval war graves could be difficult. chi chi izundu, bbc news. cricket — and england made a good start to the second day of the third test against india, taking four wickets in 45 minutes to bowl the tourists out for 329. england are now batting, as patrick gearey reports. they have reached 46 without loss at lunch. not a glorious sunday morning scene unless you have a cricket ball in hand. cloud cover is the preferred climate of the english swing bowler. it helps the likes of stuart broad draw the batsman into a mistake. the rest is up to the fielders. sometimes, they don't see them, let alone catch them. missing things can be costly but this is broad's home ground and he's capable of working alone. rishabh pant, making his test debut, welcome. swing bowling is a combination of mystics and physics. few fully understand why the ball moves like this. don't ask ravi ashwin.
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another to broad. only one quick bowler currently playing has more test wickets than him and he was another to james anderson. at least mohammed shami got some bat on it. that was far beyond jasprit bumrah. india, 329 all out. 0ne job done for england but now they had to bat. clearly not easy. the weather might be dull but the cricket is anything but. patrick gearey, bbc news. that's it. the next news on bbc one is at 18.35 , bye for now. hello. you're watching the bbc news channel. i'm ben brown. it is ten past one exactly. a 29—year—old man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, after a car hit people outside
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the houses of parliament on tuesday. salih khater, who was born in sudan and was living in birmingham, will appear before magistrates tomorrow. three people were injured when the car crashed into security barriers in westminster. —— he -- he hit —— he hit cyclists and pedestrians and a security barrier in westminster. 0ur correspondentjon donnison gave us the latest from westminster. this incident happened tuesday morning atjust about 7:30am at the height of the rush hour. we had a car coming down this road bang in front of the houses of parliament. it then veered off the road into a number of pedestrians and cyclists and then started heading towards some police officers, before crashing into one of those black security barriers behind me. three people were injured. police now say that a 29—year—old manfrom birmingham, salih khater, has been charged. he's been charged on two counts. firstly, attempting to murder members of the public. secondly, attempting to murder police officers. police say they are treating this case as terrorism—related
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on the basis of the methodology, they say, of the iconic location, and the fact that civilians, members of the public and police officers were targeted. salih khater is due to appear at westminster magistrates' court on monday. jon donnison reporting, there, from westminster. a scottish man accused of running a precious metals fraud scheme in the united states has been placed on the fbi's "most wanted" list. 65—year—old james ward is alleged to have offered investors bogus deals involving precious metals. the fbi allege he received more than £300,000. he's been on the run since 2012. the former conservative mp sir peter tapsell has died aged 88. sir peter was "father of the house" when he stood down as mp for louth and horncastle in 2015. he had served continuously
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in parliament since 1966, and also spent five years as nottingham west mp before losing his seat in 1964. it's being claimed the nhs knew a type of syringe pump, used to administer drugs to patients in england and wales, was dangerous. the sunday times is reporting that health bosses failed to remove the equipment from use, in a bid to save money. the nhs has confirmed there was a five—year delay in withdrawing the equipment while adequate alternative pumps were introduced. tom burridge reports. the sunday times says up to nine people died because the nhs continued to use a type of syringe pump which was known to be potentially dangerous. the graseby ms26 and the ms16a were used in the nhs for 30 years. the syringe pumps were used to administer drugs into a patient‘s bloodstream over an extended period of time. the two models looked similar, but released drugs at different
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rates, and that sometimes led to confusion and mistakes being made. the government is already investigating whether the equipment could have been withdrawn from use more quickly. now, the sunday times says health bosses decided to phase the pumps out over five years, from 2010 to 2015, partly because of the cost implications of replacing them with modern, safer alternatives. in a statement, nhs improvement said the 2015 five—year deadline was set to ensure there was enough time to source an acceptable alternative device and ensure staff were properly trained. it is thought there are no more of the older—style syringe pumps in use in the nhs today. tom burridge, bbc news. as venezuela's economic problems deepen, the effects are being felt across south america. ecuador has now banned venezuelans from entering
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without a passport, trapping thousands of people trying to flee hardship at home. and in one border town in brazil, residents drove out hundreds of venezuelan migrants following a robbery. bill hayton reports. the town of pacaraima, on brazil's border with venezuela, soldiers on the street protecting hundreds of venezuelan migrants being pushed back over the frontier. it followed a robbery which local people blamed on the new arrivals. in response, they burnt down the migrant shelter. anti—migrant feeling is growing across south america. ecuador the latest to impose restrictions on venezuelans. the sudden announcement left thousands of people stuck at border crossings. translation: we were on the road already when they put out that news, just like that, boom. on wednesday, we left, and all of a sudden, they tell us that today. we would like the ecuadorian
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institutions to at least help us. many of these people are heading south through colombia and ecuador to find work in peru and chile, but ecuador‘s move has trapped large numbers of venezuelans in colombia, angering the government there. translation: demanding a passport is not going to stop migration, because this population is not leaving the country for pleasure, but out of necessity. the first thing that will happen in the country that's putting this measure in place is that it will see an increase in undocumented migration. that brings with it a lot of problems. with the ecuadorian border now closed to them, and no sign of an end to the economic chaos back home, tens of thousands of venezuelans will be stuck in colombia. a crisis in one country is now affecting an entire region. bill hayton, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news. india's military intensifies
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its rescue operations in the flood—hit southern state of kerala. almost 200 people have died in the last 10 days. a £1 million boost for the campaign for another brexit vote, after a donation from the boss of the fashion label superdry. a man has been charged with attempted murder after a car crashed outside the houses of parliament earlier this week. the incident is being treated as a terrorist attack. the boss of the company responsible for the motorway bridge which collapsed in genoa on tuesday says he won't apologise, ahead of an investigation into what happened. autostrade's chief executive giovanni castellucci also said he's committed to finding the cause of the tragedy which claimed 42 lives. andrew plant reports. safety workers securing parts of the structure still standing after the devastating collapse last tuesday.
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the company which operated this bridge has expressed its sympathy for the victims, but stopped short of an apology. you apologise if you feel you are responsible for it. as i said before, i believe that the situation is so... the technical situation is so complex that it's up to the, i mean, justice to understand what happened, and why, and under which conditions. we will do whatever we can to help justice to go fast and deep. it could be many months before the investigation into what happened here provides any definitive answers. meanwhile, funerals for the 42 people killed have been taking place, with 18 laid to rest at this state funeral on saturday. though some families have stayed away, opting for private services,
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angry at the italian government. it will, they say, be many months before the roadway is rebuilt. the collapse of the bridge built in the 1960s has started a fierce national debate about italy's infrastructure and the money it spends on maintenance. no—one else is believed to be missing, though rescue workers say there is a possibility of finding more bodies as they slowly begin to remove the rubble. andrew plant, bbc news. vladimir putin has urged europe to help with the reconstruction of syria orface a huge refugee crisis. the russian president made the comments during talks in berlin with the german chancellor angela merkel. he also defended contentious plans to expland a gas pipeline to europe, as jenny hill reports. the greeting? cordial enough. vladimir putin is said to have a grudging respect for angela merkel,
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but the relationship is tense, and she has some big demands of the man who wields such influence over so many conflicts. translation: syria will be an important topic. most of all, we have to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe in and around idlib. we have seen fighting decrease elsewhere, but that does not mean we've achieved peace. translation: last year, we marked the 50th anniversary of gas deliveries from the soviet union to western europe. in all these years, our country has reliably provided an uninterrupted energy supply. it has made and is making a significant contribution to the energy security of the entire european continent. even angela merkel admits she does not expect much from the talks, but insists it is vital to keep talking to russia. angela merkel and vladimir putin do not agree on much, but these are times of shifting alliances.
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in the age of donald trump, they may discover common ground. jenny hill, bbc news, berlin. sport now and for a full round—up, from the bbc sport centre, here's will perry. including the cricket and england going pretty well. day two of the third test against india has been very much england's. after a short weather delay the tourists resumed on 307—6. but conditions really suited england's bowlers, stuart broad and jimmy anderswon with two wickets apiece. england dismissing the last four batsman injust over 40 minutes. india all out for 329. in reply, england are 46—0 at lunch, with alistair cook and keaton jennings at the crease. the first of the today's football matches is under way. it's in the second round of the scottish league cup. rangers lead kilmarnock w—0. alfredo morelos with both goals.
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he could have got a hat—trick, a shot appearing to cross the line but the referee did not give it. it's approaching half—time. hibs take on ross county later. both manchester sides are in action in the premier league today, both looking to maintain a perfect start to the season. in around 10 minutes, city take on huddersfield, who lost heavily against chelsea in their opening game. city have david silva back in the team after he missed their win at arsenal. manager pep guardiola doesn't make any assumptions about beating the less experienced sides. in this part of the season, like, all the teams, especially the teams like they had a lot of players in international events like the world cup, you need time, a month, a month and a half, and in that period, these kind of games are so dangerous. the players may be more focused when you play against arsenal, you know, because big stage, big game. and when you come to games like now, wolves, cardiff, fulham, we need...
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i prefer to take these teams in october or november. manchester united know all about losing to teams at the lower end of the table. they're away to brighton in the 4pm kick—off and they'll be cautious after a defeat there at the end of last season. i think the best way to look at it is to remember that, i don't know, three months ago, maybe, we lost there. we lost 1—0. great coach, chris, good players, good team, beautiful stadium. a difficult match for us but we are confident that training was really good all week and we go to win, obviously. that is our objective. one more game today — burnley against watford, with burnley manager sean dyche naming the same team from their last league game at southampton, after making wholesale changes for thursday night's win in the europa league. watford started their campaign with a win at home to brighton. tyson fury has promised to knock out deontay wilder in their wbc heavyweight title fight after that bout was confirmed minutes after his
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latest comeback victory last night. he beat the italian francesco pianeta on points in belfast, and he's likely to face wilder in las vegas at the end of this year. i boxed to a good plan and i shook a couple of cobwebs off. back down on my weight and i'm ready. we're going to have a great training camp and go to america and put on a show. the fight hasn't happened yet but one thing i do know is i have been to america before and conquered it. i beat steve cunningham in new york and frank sinatra said if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. i'm sure las vegas will be a doddle. don't worry about that. we're into the final day of the european para swimming championships in dublin, with 15 british competitors through to tonight's finals. kate grey can bring us the highlights from this morning's heats. the last european championships, andrew mullen won four gold but he's yet to reach the top of the podium in dublin due to a number of new
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athletes being introduced in his category. this evening commies qualified second fastest in the s 550 metres butterfly and he welcomes the new rivalries. i think it's important to be phyllis, i will raise anyone, i don't care the translation, the seven saw the eights, i will raise them. ijust focus on my race and i'm confident in my ability and what i will be able to achieve in swimming regardless of who i'm racing against. another british one, two, three, looking likely this evening with her olympic champion bethany firth hoping to win her third gold of the championships. we all have out of the championships. we all have our own of the championships. we all have our own plan, of the championships. we all have ourown plan, do of the championships. we all have our own plan, do what we need to, we all have our own lane so we just go and race and it's really nice having the girls beside me but you forget about who is there when you are raising. 15 athletes will be in action for britain this evening and they've already won 45 medals in dublin, which means they have achieved their target of 40—50. tonight, on the final night of action, they will be hoping to surpass it. that's all the sport for now. thank you.
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16 nurses at a hospital in the us state of arixzona have found out that they're all pregnant at the same time. max gorden, a reporterfrom the local tv station, has the story. it wasn't like they planned it. what's in the water? and they sure weren't counting on this. one after another, after another, after another. 16 intensive care unit nurses at banner desert medical center in mesa, all pregnant at the same time. did we have some kind of pact going on? the boon of burgeoning bellies has increased trips to the cafeteria. simple, you know, soups, making sure the kids all right. and it has some patients a little confused. he was like, "are you all pregnant?" though there are a few limitations to the cases these nurses can treat. certain infections, and also chemotherapy drugs can be very toxic to the foetus. but don't fear — a maternity—leave—induced nurse shortage isn't on the way. we've been planning for this for months. it's left some of these nurses learning a lesson. you find out how supportive your co—workers are of you,
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and your management team. it's been a good experience. in mesa, max gordon, arizona's family. as we've been hearing, downing street has confirmed that a series of briefing papers will be released this week, informing people and businesses what to do in the event that britain leaves the eu with no agreement. meanwhile, a businessman who helped to found the fashion label superdry, has donated £1 million to the campaign for a public vote on any final brexit deal. with us now from leicester is the conservative mp andrew bridgen. thank you forjoining us. firstly, that £1 million donation to the people's vote, the idea of having a second referendum, do you think it is gaining any traction? of course, people are free to give money to
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whatever political campaigns they feel they wish to donate to. but let's biglia, and your viewers should be clear, people's vote talk about democracy but what they're declared intent is to overturn the democratic decision of 2016 come to leave the european union. they want a second vote only to remain in the european union. to be clear, hypothetically, if there ever were a second referendum in the coming couple of years, would you be confident of winning it again for the leave said? i have spent the last week on doorsteps in north west leicestershire, my seed voted 61—39 to leave the eu. what i am hearing from people who tell me they voted remains is that they have watched the negotiations and people are frustrated we have not made more progress but the way the eu have dealt with the uk government in these negotiations, a large number of former remain voters have come to the conclusion we couldn't possibly
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stay in this relationship any longer. it would be rather like returning to an abusive relationship if we stayed in. we would be a doormat and we have to leave. dominic raab, the brexit secretary, is coming back to brussels this week and we are told by downing street sources that they want to pick up the pace of the negotiations with michel barnier. are you backing theresa may's chequers plan for brexit? i'm not, no, the chequers plan is very poor. it is not the brexit i believe we voted for or promised the british people. in fa ct, promised the british people. in fact, i think it is so poor that i would not be willing to support chequers if the eu were paying us to sign for it. i am supporting a canada plus plus plus free trade deal, bear in mind canada and japan have achieved free—trade deals with the eu without taking on the common rule book, with mutual recognition of standards and they did not pay anything for it. we have got £39
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billion of taxpayers money on the table that we are willing to part with as a so—called divorce bill and i think we should get a very good free—trade deal from the eu. i think we should get a very good free—trade dealfrom the eu. the only problem with that is, that might be very attractive to other countries who are currently in the european union because we would become a group of sovereign nations trading and co—operating together in a sort of common market which i think everybody voted for in the 19705. think everybody voted for in the 1970s. unfortunately, there would probably be no jobs for people like michel barnier and jean—claude juncker and the european parliament which is probably the stumbling block. would you accept that the brexiteers are split on this because you've got people like dominic raab michael gove who support the prime minister's plan and people like yourself and boris johnson and minister's plan and people like yourself and borisjohnson and david davis who don't so you are pretty divided. at the end of the day, it is not the brexit we promised the british people and bear in mind the chequers proposals were just that, proposals, and they will be further eroded by negotiations with the eu.
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for me, being a vassal state, taking the rule book, being unable to do free—trade deals with the rest of the world, technically, we would but only on services. that is what we


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