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this is bbc news. i'm eleanor garnier. the headlines at apm: india's military intensifies its rescue operations in the flood—hit southern state of kerala. almost 200 people have died in the last ten days. many people are still trapped in their houses in many places. i hope they get their help very soon. we couldn't stay there anymore. and i'm thankfulfor the people who brought us out of there. a £1 million boost for the campaign for another brexit vote, after a donation from the boss of the fashion label superdry. the government says it will investigate allegations that british world war ii shipwrecks in asia have been targeted by scavengers. a large fire at an industrial estate near east midlands airport has led to the cancellation of trains around nottingham and sheffield. 50 firefighters are on the scene. also coming up: a baby boom with a difference
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at a hospital in arizona, as 16 nurses, who all work in the same intensive care unit, fall pregnant at the same time. and coming up: the story of three entreprenuers on their way back from the brink. that's in half an hour on bbc news. 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.
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rescue efforts continue. a soldier winches a child to safety, reuniting it with its relieved mother. in some areas, the waters are beginning to recede, allowing people to retrieve some of their possessions. india's met department has forecast a let—up in the heavy rain over the next five days, apart from a few areas in the small coastal state. kerala often sees some of the highest rainfalls during the monsoon season. but this year, it has been exceptional. flash floods and landslides have killed hundreds, and left others destitute. hundreds of thousands have 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 for the past six days. others are being fed in a school,
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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 anymore, and i'm thankfulfor the people who brought us out of there. where it's not possible to rescue people, troops have stepped up relief efforts, dropping food and other replies to remote or 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 it to those affected, and also stopping the spread of disease due to the insanitary conditions. jane frances—kelly, bbc news.
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our correspondent yogita limaye is in kerala, and sent us this report from a centre providing help to those who have lost their homes. thousands of people who have been displaced by the floods are here in this relief camp. they're 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've now been converted into makeshift bedrooms where all of these people are sleeping in the night. as far as the weather is concerned, in kerala, we have had some respite from the rainfall over the past 12 hours, but that doesn't mean people aren't still stranded. because 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 that are airlifting people.
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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‘s left of their home, there's no sense of that, because even if we have a long pause from the rainfall, because of the nature of kerala, with more than a0 rivers and numerous streams, the water will not recede that quickly. 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. 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. our political correspondent, susana mendon a, joined me a little earlier to explain the likelihood
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of a no—deal brexit. the government wants a deal with eu, over the summer we have had ministers going off to europe and trying to make the case for theresa may's chequers plan. yes, certainly they want to get a deal, but there has been a lot of criticism that the government perhaps has not been prepared enough in the eventuality of there being a no deal. what they want to do, and we have known that these briefing papers were coming for some time now, they want to make it clear that they do have a plan in place. we are getting the first of the briefing papers on thursday. we understand in total there are around 70 of these briefing papers that we will get between now and the end of september, and the idea is that they will give people more clarity on what businesses, individuals and public bodies should do in the event of no deal. it will be a busy week for the brexit secretary, dominic raab. he has a speech on thursday and will be continuing negotiations.
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the speech on thursday will be very much about what the potential no—deal plan would be. but before that, they want to get a deal with the eu. so they are stepping up the negotiations. they've told us he is going to be meeting with michel barnier on tuesday in brussels, downing street said this was about picking up the pace and intensity of those negotiations because they want to get to a deal that can be one that suits both britain and the eu. and still on the referendum, the debate continues. but a boost today for those who want to see another vote on the deal that theresa may does or doesn't get? yes, so in terms of the people's vote campaign, people may have heard of them, they have been running a campaign over the summer where they are trying to push for there to be a referendum on the final deal, where members of the public would get to vote on that. they have had some funding from a wealthy donor, £1 million, the biggest donation that they have had, and they said they will put this money into paying for polling
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to look at whether or not opinions have changed. tom baldwin, who runs their communications team, has said that he thinks it will show that opinion has changed. however, the brexiteers i've been speaking to this lunchtime completely dismissed that. they say that basically they are living in some kind of dreamland, and that opinion hasn't changed and they should get out of the london bubble. susana mendon a, our political correspondent. andrew bridgen is the conservative mp for north west leicestershire, and a firm supporter of leaving the eu. he told my colleague ben brown he was sceptical of the motives of those arguing for another public vote on brexit. of course, people are free to give money to whatever political campaigns they feel they wish to donate to. but let's be clear, and your viewers should be clear, the people's vote talk about democracy, but actually what their declared intent is to overturn the democratic decision of 2016 to leave the european union. they want a second vote only
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to remain in the european union. butjust to be clear, very hypothetically, if there ever were a second referendum in the coming two or three years, would you be confident of winning it again for the leave said? i've spent the last week out on doorsteps in north west leicestershire. my seat voted 61—39 to leave the eu. what i'm hearing from people who tell me they voted remain is that they've watched the negotiations, people are frustrated we haven't 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 stay in this relationship any longer. it would be rather like returning to an abusive relationship if we stayed in. we would be an absolute doormat, and we have to leave. dominic raab, the brexit secretary, is going back to brussels this week, and we're told by downing street sources that they want to pick up
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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's not the brexit i believe we voted for or promised the british people. in fact, i think it's so poor that i would not be willing to support chequers if the eu were paying us to sign for it. i'm supporting a canada plus plus plus free—trade deal — bear in mind that 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 didn't actually pay anything for it. whereas we've got £39 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. the only problem with that is, of course, that that might be very attractive to other countries who are currently in the european union,
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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 1970s. unfortunately, there would probably be nojobs then for people like michel barnier and jean—claude juncker and the european parliament, which is probably the stumbling block. would you accept that brexiteers are split on this, because you've got people like dominic raab and michael gove who support the prime minister's plan, and people like yourself and boris johnson and david davis who don't, so you are pretty divided. at the end of the day, it's 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. 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's what we sell to the rest of the world. there's nothing in it for america, australia and new zealand to trade
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with us on a free—trade deal if all we can sell them is services, unless they produce their goods under the european common rule book, which they're not going to do. so the major benefit of brexit, being able to do free—trade deals with the growing economies around the world, wouldn't be open to us, which is why i have to reject the chequers proposals outright. some breaking news we are getting from the indonesian island of lombok. your hearing that another earthquake has struck the island, this time a magnitude of 7.2. it looks like it is 124 kilometres north north—east of lombok, and about one kilometre in depth. that's coming from the reuters news agency, according to the united states geological survey. and we know of course that there have been weeks of tremors in lombok, more than 470 people have been killed. but this
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latest earthquake, we are hearing from reuters in magnitude of 7.2 striking north—east of lombok. a 29—year—old man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder after a car hit people outside 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. fire crews are attending a fire at an industrial estate near east midlands airport. the blaze has led to trains on the east midlands railway line around both nottingham and sheffield being cancelled. more than 50 firefighters are on the scene, with plumes of thick black smoke visable. a british paraglider has died after a mid—air collision with another pilot in macedonia. 54—year—old innes powell crashed into ukranian igor volov ahead of the final race of the british open competition in krusevo on friday.
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the british instructor, who was from devon, died in hospital, while mr volov died at the scene. 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. i name this ship prince of wales. may 1939, the launch of the prince of wales, a few months before the outbreak of the second world war. in 1941, that same vessel was used to host a secret meeting between winston churchill and american president franklin roosevelt. later that year, it and hms repulse would make their final voyage. repulse and the prince of wales
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were lost in the java sea on december 10th, 1941. the warships had been trying to intercept a japanese invasion force headed for malaya. both vessels were sunk by bombers as they tried to return to their base in singapore. over 800 sailors were lost, making the wrecks war graves. diving experts currently think at least ten british warships are in that area. they've been ransacked for their steel, which has very little radiation, and could be used to make sensitive instruments. it's thought the salvage of one ship alone could fetch up to £1 million. the looting of sunken warships breaches the un international salvaging convention and breaks british, indonesian and malaysia laws. defence secretary gavin williamson says he is very concerned over these allegations and is working with those governments to investigate those claims. but with defence resources under pressure, any kind of effective policing of designated naval war
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graves could be difficult. chi chi izundu, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news: india's military intensifies its rescue operations in the flood—hit southern state of kerala. almost 200 people have died in the last ten days. a £1 million boost for the campaign for another brexit vote, after a donation from the boss of the fashion label superdry. the government says it will investigate allegations that british world war ii shipwrecks in asia have been targeted by scavengers. sport, and for a full round—up from the bbc sport centre, here'sjohn watson. good afternoon. england have capitualted on the second day of the third test
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at trent bridge, leaving india well placed to reduce england's 2—0 lead in the series. after impressive performances to win the first two maches, england captainjoe root will be alarmed by the abject batting performance. having been 54 without loss, they've fallen to 151—9. hardik pandya taking five wickets. england have just about avoided the follow—on, jos butler and james anderson still there. but they are trailing india by 178 runs. sergio aguero scored a hat—trick as manchester city brushed huddersfield aside 6—1 to maintain their perfect start to the premier league season. the champions seemingly picking up where they left off following that record—breaking campaign last season. adam wild reports. with a trip to the premier league champions, it is perhaps little wonder that huddersfield fans were looking just a little apprehensive. few sides get close to manchester city these days. this was about as
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close as huddersfield would get. rate players in great sides make great things look simple. sergio aguero here, not over complicating matters. his first swiftly followed bya matters. his first swiftly followed by a city second to gabrieljesus this time. all too simple. huddersfield at times, contributing to their own misfortune. a goalkeeping error. aguero doesn't miss those. three before the break. although miss those. three before the break. althouthohn miss those. three before the break. although john stankey miss those. three before the break. althouthohn stankey pitch did manage this in reply, any huddersfield hope was faint and fading fast. this free kick beginning an irresistible city second half. aguero‘s final contribution was to complete his hat—trick. he was immediately substituted. job done. it was his replacement, who then forced a thick. huddersfield not the first to be demolished by pep or develop‘s team. on this form, they won't be
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the last. —— pep guardiola's team. —— pep guardiola's teamlj -- pep guardiola's team. i never saw sergio like right now. of course, in the past, he was always the highlight, coming with the ball or without the ball, he's happy. and... of course he scored three goals. but not just scored three of course he scored three goals. but notjust scored three goals, he created chances and passes and movement and everything. yes, what a star. that was well, that was one of three premier league matches being played today — watford continued their winning start beating burnley at turf moor in the other lunchtime kick—off. after goals for andre gray on his return and troy deeney, will hughes put the gloss on the performance drilling their third pastjoe hart in the burnley goal. it's manchester united against brighton in the late kick—off on the south coast, where anthony martial made his first start of the season. around 20—odd minutes gone inside the first half and it remains
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goalless. steven gerrard remains unbeaten as rangers manager. his side reached the quarterfinals of the scottish league cup with a 3—1victory at kilmarnock. colombian striker alfredo morelos with a hat—trick. they will now face championship side ayr united in the next round, while holders celtic take on stjohnstone. in the day's other game, it's currently 1—1 between hibernian and ross county. and after a 13—year absence in women's football, manchester united made a winning return against liverpool in the continental cup. and they have started with a 1—0 win over their local rivals. lizzie arnot tapping home the winner. the perfect place to get that decisive goal. it proved to be the winning one. it was casey stoney‘s first match in charge since being appointed as head coach. they will start the season in the second tier of women's football, but have the aim of challenging the likes of manchester city, chelsea and arsenal, who have been the dominant force in the domestic game in recent seasons.
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that's all the sport for now. more at 5:30pm. thank you, john. hundreds of people have attended a service to mark the 13th anniversary of the ballygawley bus bombing in county tyrone. eight soldiers were killed and 28 people injured in an ira attack. survivors and relatives of the victims laid wreaths and poppy crosses near the scene. 0ur reporter kevin sharkey was there. the scene of carnage along this road around this countryside three decades ago, well, it's hard to imagine in the northern ireland of today. but the accounts, the memories of those who were there that night, survivors, local people, and members of the emergency services who came here to help in the minutes and hours after the attack, they recall scenes of devastation in the dark. in the dead of night. james, you were a young soldier, at 21, you were on the bus that night. yes, iwas, yes.
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i was one of the survivors of the bomb. that was 20th of august, 88. i lost eight good friends. the minutes before and after the attack? the minutes before, we were all jolly. we were happy to actually be back, because as soon as we get back, it's time to go home for leave. as soon as we get back into work, get back into motion again... but that night, we never actually got back to the barracks. oh, it's just devastating. and what are your memories of that particular moment? yes, yes, at first we thought we had a massive big accident, until afterwards, when, you know, i think i was knocked out, i was trapped underneath the wreckage.
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and then it wasjust hearing people in the background, the coaches behind us. two bands came down, and we realised what had happened after i came round and was found underneath the wreckage. the first thing that we were actually saying was, "are all the lads 0k?" we were all shouting for one another. when you shout and there was no response. just... you just... you just assumed that they were gone. so, yeah, we were surprised that only eight were killed that night, there could have been a lot more if it wasn't for the people from the band, the emergency services. so, we owe them our lives. and such remote location in the dark, the dead of night. it was pitch black, the same weather as today, funnily enough.
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it's like deja vu, you know? 30 years on, we're all still here. the people of 0magh. and people around this area have dedicated a beautiful more memorial to the lads. and your own life in the days, weeks and years after the attack? i tried to get back into the army system but ijust couldn't do it because i suffered ptsd, a broken back. i try to get back and i couldn't. i ended up being medically discharged. and that's when i found it really hard. because i had nobody... like, the regiment, the battalion, they were my family, my brothers. and when you're out, you've got nothing. and i found it really hard when i first got out. and here you are today, three decades later. and you've brought your family here and your children for the first time.
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yes, i brought my wife and my three children, they're over there now amongst the crowd. they want to see where their dad got injured. basically, i'm their hero. but we were only here doing a job. the real heroes are the people from northern ireland, they are the heroes in my eyes. and what does this event here today mean to you? it means a lot. that 30 years on, the young soldiers who died that evening are still remembered, 30 years on. notjust by us, but by everybody. as you can see, the crowd was unbelievable. and every time we come over, we've been over every november, we always go to the 0magh memorial garden and we lay flowers there for the 0magh townspeople, which, you know, there was a lovely lady yesterday, i've known her for years, just come up to me yesterday
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and giving me a big hug and saying, "welcome home". 0mar is like a second home to us. james, thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. and many of the people who were here that night who helped so vividly recall the events. many of them recall witnessing the worst of humanity alongside the best of humanity in the hours after the attack. kevin sharkey. the italian fire brigade has released new images from genoa following last week's bridge collapse. the precarious—looking work is being carried out to secure what remains of the morandi bridge. 43 people died when a section of the structure, measuring around 200 meters in length, collapsed on tuesday. non—smokers have a higher risk of dying from serious lung disease if they grew up with parents who smoked, according to research carried out 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
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children was to quit smoking. 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. at least 14 people have been injured at a backstreet boys concert in oklahoma. the 90s boyband was set to perform at a resort in thackerville when a storm struck and trusses holding up an entrance collapsed. 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.
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they're wondering what's in the water! and they sure weren't counting on this. 0ne 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, and your management team. it's been a good experience. in mesa, max gordon, arizona's family. now it's time for a look at the weather with stav danaos
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the morning rain cleared away to leave a legacy of cloud for many places this afternoon. a little bit of sunshine here and there. it was humid for most of us, despite a lack of sunshine. tonight, as well, we hold onto a lot of cloud. it will be pretty warm and muggy, too. across southern britain, again quite breezy to end the day, lighter winds further north, but those winds will continue to ease down over the course of the night. we could see lengthy clear spells developing across central and northern parts of the country of the night wears on. and if we do see that, temperatures could get down to around 10—12d, but elsewhere where we hold onto the cloud, 14 to 18, a more muggy night. the pressure chart for monday, we are in between weather systems, widely spaced isobars, this weather system struggling
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the centre of the country could give the box of rain at times. a lot of cloud across the board on monday. lighter winds in the south, breezy across the channel islands and the far south—west. a few clear spells here and there, mostly cloudy and humid. temperatures 17—25d in the south east. and for the test match cricket at trent bridge, it will stay largely dry. barbie 0rde spittles spot of rain in the year. temperatures will increase. —— barbie 0rde spitball spot frame. warm and humid. tuesday, a different story, a weather front rushing into the north—west corner of the country. long spells of and more of a breeze. further south, close to the area of high pressure, the cloud breaks to give a greater chance of sunny spells, a fine and warm day, reaching the mid—20s. the weather system slips southwards and weakens,


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