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this is bbc news. the headlines at ten: aftera pairof labourmps suffer no—confidence votes in their own constituencies, chuka umunna issues a stark warning to the party's leadership not to hound moderates out of the party. my message to our leadership is clear — it is within your power to stop this, so call off the dogs. people on low—pay wages, below what they were in 2008. they're the issues we're dealing with, not internal disputes that he's trying to invent, or referring to our party members as dogs. unacceptable. russian warplanes have launched fresh strikes on the syrian province of idlib as protesters call for international help to stop the offensive. people being harassed by cold callers will be given powers to stop them in new measures introduced by the government today. tributes have been paid to the us rapper mac miller, who's died after an apparent drug overdose. and at 10:20pm, we'll be taking
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an in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers benedicte paviot, france 24's uk correspondent and president of the foreign press association, and the economic adviser ruth lea. stay with us for that. the labour mp chuka umunna has appealed to his party leader, jeremy corbyn, to — in his words — "call off the dogs" and stop centre—left mps being driven out of the party. it comes as a third labour mp, chris leslie, has lost a vote of no confidence among some members of his constituency party. our political correspondent, alex forsyth, is with me now. we have seen a series of these
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no—confidence votes and a feeling among some that this is coming from higher up. the divisions in labour are higher up. the divisions in labour a re pretty higher up. the divisions in labour are pretty well documented. there are pretty well documented. there are different schools of thought in the party. the accusation now is that things have come to such a head that things have come to such a head that some ofjeremy corbyn‘s supporters are trying to oust some of his critics but some elements of the left wing of the party are trying to get rid of some of the more centre—left mps. that is the accusation from chuka umunna. he does not say the party leadership is tried orchestrated the says they need to do something to stop it. this is what he said a little bit earlier. already, centre-left mps are being systematically targeted with motions against them in their owfi with motions against them in their own parties, motions brought against them for standing up to be centre—left values. my message to our
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leadership is clear — it is within your power to stop this. so call off the dogs. and meanwhile the shadow chancellor is out trying to get his message gci’oss is out trying to get his message across and having to deal with these divisions and infighting that he sees as a distraction. he has been critical of those claims by chuka umunna and says there is no conspiracy to try and purge the party of a certain group of mps. he has dismissed that out of hand and has dismissed that out of hand and has said chuka umunna should stop throwing themselves in front of the tv cameras. this is whatjohn mcdonnell had to say in response to chuka umunna slightly earlier. stop throwing yourself in front of tv cameras, inventing stories, and get out there and start campaigning for a labour government. unite with the rest of the party because what we want is a labour government as soon as possible. right across the country, there are 5,000 people sleeping rough, a million people without social care, our nhs in crisis, people on low—pay wages, below what they were in 2008. they're the issues we're dealing with, not internal disputes that he's trying to invent,
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or referring to our party members as dogs. unacceptable. this exchange comes at the end of the torrid week for labour. we had the torrid week for labour. we had the intervention and welcomed by some from tony blair early in the week. where did they go now? these latest claims from chuka umunna were prompted in part by the fact that three labour mps had their local parties carry out no—confidence votes a nd parties carry out no—confidence votes and the lost those boats. all three mps critics ofjeremy corbyn. it is led some to worry they're going to face some sort of deselection. those votes are purely symbolic but the party's left—wing lament is trying to get the rules changed to make it easier to challenge sitting mps. they say that is about being more democratic and increasing scrutiny. there is no conspiracy to get rid of certain mps
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but there are serious concerns. this will all come to a head when the party meets for its conference later this month. syrian and russian warplanes have continued their bombing of rebel positions in the syrian province of idlib. the united nations has warned of a new humanitarian crisis if syria and its russian allies launch an all—out military offensive. idlib is the last major rebel stronghold in the north of the country. thousands of civilians are trapped in the area, and turkey says it's can't accommodate any more refugees, who may flee across the border. our middle east correspondent, yollande knell, reports. today in the idlib countryside. the full—scale offensive here hasn't yet started, but these were powerful blasts. syrian government helicopters dropping barrels packed with explosives. and after each strike, the white helmets civil defence rushing in, searching for survivors. with the fate of idlib
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hanging in the balance, its residents are taking to the streets. desperately calling for international intervention to prevent a deadly government offensive in this rebel—held area. but president assad, surveying territory already recaptured by his forces, now looks on course to win back all of syria, supported by russia and iran. his troops amassing on the borders of idlib and insist they'll drive out the islamist militants they see as terrorists. and although rebel fighters are preparing for battle, they look set to be massively outgunned. some residents fled idlib early on in the war. as refugees here in lebanon, they can see the hills that lead to home, and they worry about family left behind. translation: they're telling us it's terrible, tragic. they don't know what to do or where to go. it's hard.
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maybe they will get hit as they're running away. the situation has been terrible there for a long time. among the latest targets, a village hospital, completely destroyed. fortunately, it was empty when the bomb hit. now, with syrian and russian warplanes still in action in the skies overhead, there is a growing sense that this seven—year—old war that has killed hundreds of thousands is reaching its final stages. yollande knell, bbc news, beirut. new powers come into force today designed to stop nuisance calls from personal injury and claim management firms. you'll now need to opt in to allow companies to contact you. businesses that don't comply could face a fine of £500,000. manuela saragosa has the details. for many of us, cold calls are a daily torment. hello? the financial conduct authority says some 2.7 billion nuisance calls, texts and e—mails were made over
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the past year. that works out to be about 50 calls, texts and e—mails sent to every single adult in the country. many are made by companies offering to settle personal injury claims, or to claim back ppi — payment protection insurance. but, from now on, these companies will have to check first that the recipient has explicitly agreed to receive those calls and messages. companies that don't could face a fine of up to £500,000, and people are encouraged to report them to the ico — the information commissioner's office. some companies will see the new change in law and i think they will desist from the activity. when they don't, i'm afraid people are going to have to complain. the ico does need the information from people about these calls, and she will then tackle, use her powers and, slowly but surely, we will get on top of it and they will completely cease. campaigners say the new rules do not go far enough. they will not, for example,
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stop calls from fraudsters and note, too, that firms based overseas are not covered. the issue of consent, they argue, is a red herring and they would prefer to see the authorities rule that unsolicited direct marketing calls are not a legitimate way of doing business. manuela saragosa, bbc news. one person has been arrested in barnsley after a man was stabbed in the town centre. police were called to the area this morning and a number of shops remain closed. the victim suffered minor injuries. a couple and a child have had a miraculous escape after a tube train went over the top of them at baker street station in london last night. police say the woman was pushing a buggy along a platform before falling onto the tracks after being distracted by looking at the arrivals board. the fatherjumped down to help and, as they saw a tube approach, the three of them moved into a pit beneath the track. thankfully, the tube passed safely over the top of them. none of them was seriously hurt,
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but they were taken to hospital for checks. in a statement, transport for london said they were relieved that the family was able to escape unharmed. they underlined the need for customers to remain behind the yellow line when waiting for trains or walking along the platform. it's emerged that a russian exile who was murdered in britain last march believed that two men from moscow had tried to poison him five years earlier. nikolai glushkov, a former deputy director of the russian airline aeroflot, was found apparently strangled at his home in south—west london. his death came a week after the former spy sergei skripal and his daughter, yulia, were poisoned in salisbury. the police have now reopened their investigation into the incident in 2013, in which mr glushkov was apparently taken ill after drinking champagne with two russian men. tributes have been paid to the us rapper mac miller, who's died after an apparent drug overdose. the 26—year—old, whose real name was malcolm mccormick, was found at his home near los angeles.
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he rose to fame after topping the us charts with his debut album in 2011. earlier this year, the musician went through a well—publicised break—up with his long—term girlfriend, the singer ariana grande. earlier, i spoke to bbc radio 1xtra dj semtex, who was one of the first djs to interview mac miller. i asked him about the man her remembers. mac miller was an amazing person, first and foremost. he was just really humble, kind—hearted, funny, incredibly creative. from a hip—hop point of view, he was one of the best as an mc, one of the most versatile, articulate mcs, he was one of the greatest. and you were the first person to interview him in the uk. what was it that stood out to you about him and the talent that he had? the innocence of the music. the first mix tape that he put out and the first set of singles and the videos, they all had the look and the feel.
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nikes on my feet was a classic of that era from when it first dropped in 2011. you could refer to as the blog era. it was all over the internet. the mainstream media wasn't pushing this kind of music. it was a major discovery. it was when blogs first came to prominence, and he was all over that. it was just raw talent, it was the essence of hip—hop. he embodied everything from great artists that came before him. he was doing it from his perspective, he was very young. he was just different at the time. the headlines on bbc news: labour mp chuka umunna has accused jeremy corbyn of driving centre—left mps like himself out of the party. russian warplanes have launched fresh strikes on rebel—held positions in the syrian province of idlib as protesters call for international help to stop the offensive. companies can no longer make cold
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calls unless a claimant has opted in to receive them. claims management companies that break the rules will face large fines. sport and, for a full round—up from the bbc sport centre, here's lizzie greenwood—hughes. good evening. defender luke shaw was stretchered off with a head injury as engalnd were beaten 2—1 by spain at wembley in the nations league — their second match since losing in the world cup semifinals. they made the perfect start when marcus rashford, one of three changes to the side that lost against croatia, opened the scoring. spain were level two minutes later when saul equalised, rodrigo with what would prove to be the winning goal in the first half. shaw is conscious after falling awkwardly when challenging for the ball and had to be replaced.
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danny wellbeck had a goal ruled out late on that looked to have earned england the draw. northern ireland had a disappointing start to their campaign in league b, beaten at home to bosnia, herzegovinia. they fell behind in the first half when haris duljevic flicked in edin dzeko's cross. bosnia made it 2—0 after the break when elvis saric capitalized on a defensive mix—up. michael o'neill‘s side grabbed a late consolation from substitute will grigg but it ended 2—1. the women's us open final is underway in new york, serena williams looking to draw level with marageret court's all time record of 2a grand slam singles with victory over japan's naomi osaka. despite this being osaka's first grand slam final, she took the first set 6—2, with two breaks of serve. osaka hoping to become the first japanese woman to win a grand slam title. coverage over on 5 live.
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england are on top in the fifth and final match of their test series with india, leading by 158 runs at the end of day two at the oval in london. the hosts turned 198—7 into 332 all out thanks largely tojos buttler who made 89 alongside stuart broad who made 38. in reply, broad also took the wicket of opener dhawan before rahual went and then pujara — the first of two wickets forjames anderson, who's now just two wickets short of glenn mcgrath‘s test wickets record for a pace bowler. and then ben stokes took the key wicket of india captain virat kohli just one run short of his half century to leave england in a strong position heading into day three. for the first time in lourdes, an unbelievable opportunity to come backin unbelievable opportunity to come back in and play. the fire was really burning for test cricket. that has been the best thing about
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it, to maintain that and feel privileged to play. the third event of four in the fed ex cup play offs is at the third round stage. england's justin rose leads the way in the bmw championship in pennsylvania. rose moved into second place yesterday and is keeping the momentum going today with six birdies on the front nine holes to move to 17 under par. overnight leader xander schaufelle is a shot behind with another englishman, tommy fleetwood, here also going well in third place on 15 under par. northern ireland's rory mcilroy began the day with two birdies in two holes and he's currenntly14 under par. britain's simon yates has retaken the lead at the vuelta a espana with a spectacular summit victory on stage 1a. yates burst clear in the final kilometre, leaving behind rivals nairo quintana and alejandro valverde. the englishman is now 20 seconds clear of second—placed valverde and 25 seconds ahead of the spaniards movistar team leader quintana in third. four—time olympic champion michaeljohnson says he's recovering at home
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after suffering a "mini—stroke". johnson, who held both the 200 and 400 metres olympic titles — and held the world records for both — tweeted that he had suffered the stroke last week. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are benedicte paviot, france 24's uk correspondent
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and president of the foreign press many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. including the observer which says a poll has revealed members of britain's three biggest trade unions now support a new referendum on brexit by a margin of more than two to one. the mail on sunday says borisjohnson has triggered a fresh political storm by accusing theresa may of wrapping a suicide vest around britain and handing the detonator to brussels. according to the sunday times, the tory party is diving into a bitter civil war over dirty tricks after it was revealed war over dirty tricks a dossier on boris johnson's sex life in an apparent effort to prevent him from becoming prime minister. the sunday telegraph has justice secretary daivd gauke calling for prisoners as possible being given telephones in their cells in an attempt to help with rehabilitation.
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the sunday express carries a full page headline with claims that a former kgb officer has exposed how russia demanded murders of dissidents in an identical method to the salisbury attack. that is some of the front pages that we have already and brexit dominating as we hurtle towards the october deadline that they set themselves and then the march deadline for britain to leave the block after that. let's kick—off for the front page of the mail. perhaps a rather unfortunate turn of phrase by borisjohnson. a rather unfortunate turn of phrase by boris johnson. but a rather unfortunate turn of phrase by borisjohnson. but it was never going to go quietly, was the? this is destined and devised to get headlines. this is clearly a plan in the pre—conference season, and he is getting all the headlines, or certainly several of the papers. and
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typical boris, it is never bland language, no pun intended! nothing wrong with bland language. and this use of the word a suicide vest around british constitution is very strong language. but then again, i think that this is destined to probably also distract from the personal things. and the fact that we have learnt that he's divorcing his 25 year wife, and there is very strong language. but it is not shocking and that these are very typical brexit, very typical boris positions. when he attacks the prime minister by saying that she has got a pathetic check list deal, accuses the government of the semi—masochistic relationship with the eu and says that the prime minister has had very people handling of brexit negotiations,
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these very personal attacks which seemed very much in keeping with a soon—to—be leadership official bid. the problem is, ruth, the boris knows that if he had given some kind of mild or diplomatic view of how he thinks things are going, it probably would not be on the front page of the mail on the way that it is if he uses the mail on the way that it is if he uses this language. he doesn't function that way. he is a great headline grabber. a suicide vest around the british constitution and hand it in the detonator to michel barnier. bang! it is an escalation ofa warof barnier. bang! it is an escalation of a war of words both between the factions in the tory party which is 110w factions in the tory party which is now a civil war that is going on. it is actually quite disconcerting. you mentioned the deadline for the negotiations was at the end of october. i think michel barnier has moved that into november. but let's
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be frank about this, as michel barnier rightly says, the clock is ticking to get a negotiating deal. i think it will be very difficult for them to get one, they will go hell for leather to get one. what is also interesting is this explosive dirty dossier. the whips have these on every mp. but some mps make it very easy, ie boris johnson, every mp. but some mps make it very easy, ie borisjohnson, for the papers to have these dirty dossier is. is he clearing the debts? he knew there was a dossier out there, so knew there was a dossier out there, so is he clearing the decks from that point of view, making that his personal situation official in order for that to get headlines, get that out of the way? interestingly, the mail on sunday also talks about chucking the chequers manifesto, which has been delayed. this was the arrangement they came to among themselves that they have all agreed to. the chuck chequers is the wonder
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is jacob rees—mogg, the european research group. the official version is there is a difference over policies. but could it be they are waiting for it to be closer to the tory conference? clearly, this will be worrying number 10, surprising number10? i be worrying number 10, surprising number 10? i don't think so. let's turn independent. it looks according to the exclusive as though the eu came up with a possible answer to the question of what to do about the northern ireland border only for it to be rejected out of hand which makes you think, what hope is there any kind of compromise deal being done? wejust any kind of compromise deal being done? we just don't know what the compromise was from the european union. the original backstop was to keep northern ireland within the customs union and the single market and have a division down the irish sea, which is unacceptable to the british government. but the trouble
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is, day by day we get conflicting bits of advice coming in and out of brussels. one minute michel barnier says, we can do a deal and the next minute he says, it is rubbish. next minute he says, it is rubbish. next minute the talks are back on track and then the next thing the talks face collapse. where are we with all of this? we don't know in this does not take us forward at all. we simply do not know what is going on. asa uk simply do not know what is going on. as a uk correspondence for france 24, as a uk correspondence for france 2a, what are your audiences making of the sorts of refusals of compromise? we are getting the story about there is still a possible deal on the clock is ticking louder and louder. it is a repeated scenario but that is a very predictable scenario. but it's very clear is that the rest of the eu are extremely interested and i would not so extremely interested and i would not so fascinated but they are very interested but it is not the top
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priority because there are other top priorities. integration. that would be one of them, and employment as well. but what is interesting is that brexit is making bold headlines. a lot of people are talking about what will be the future position of the united kingdom and what will be the relationship with the rest of the eu and the world. on the irish border, i think it has been blown out of proportion. this could be settled electronically as the swedish norwegian border is and i think it has been weaponised. i think it is appalling. boris johnson talks about saying... it is my view. i was talking about the ex—foreign secretary, ruth. now, now! the fact of the matter is, there is great fascination and interest. but let's
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remember that not only is the clock ticking but the uk is the first country to leave the eu and this was never properly planned out because there was no concept anywhere in the eu that anybody would ever want to leave. the clock is ticking for us as well so we move on to our third paper. three guesses as to the headline? brexit again. this bombshell poll revealing union backing for the new eu vote. will happen on? no. you said brief! i don't know. it is interesting that unite, unison and the gmb, a poll by yougov, are really 2—1 support for a second referendum. ithink yougov, are really 2—1 support for a second referendum. i think that is very interesting. they're playing politics and if there were a second referendum there would be writes on the streets. when mr cameron dropped this referendum, he told us in that little bit of paper you sent round
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in may 2016th at this referendum result would be binding. let's move on to the telegraph for a non—brexit story. they are giving prisoners phones in the cells because occasionally there is furore when a photo gets posted on social media, prisoner using a phone in the cell. do you think this idea of rehabilitating them is one that could get traction? i think it could gain traction but i am not sure how justified is. it is thejustice secretary who is saying, he's looking at this and saying, there are huge problems in british prisons, they are overcrowded. this isa prisons, they are overcrowded. this is a proposal to have all prisoners have them, and they would have dedicated numbers, they would pay for their own phone calls still. what is the incentive? the hope is that there would be better
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behaviour, it would be a calmer person. they would have less problems with the prisoners. but i think one is to be addressed is the overcrowding, the isolation of people who are islamic terrorists, that something that has been implemented in french prisons and the still being worked on, and also what is extraordinary is the number of drugs that are in prisons, and that really needs... why do you bring sniffer dogs and then sort that out? i'm not sure the fits eve ryo ne that out? i'm not sure the fits everyone is good. the justice secretary is a very nice chap. i think he'sjust trying secretary is a very nice chap. i think he's just trying to deal with a very important situation comedies trying to make the best of a bad job. if he thinks that they have iphones or whatever... other phones are available. it would make them behave better and the more satisfied with staying in prison, i can't see any problem with it. we will delve into that in a little more depth
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hopefully it in our next chapter. that is it for this hour. benedicte paviot and ruth lea will be back at half past eleven for another look at the papers. next, the weather with stav danaos. this upcoming week is looking pretty changeable. much help this weekend. on saturday, many areas saw cloud and rain, in particularwales on saturday, many areas saw cloud and rain, in particular wales and the midlands. northern parts of scotland, the best of the drying bright weather. there was unbroken sunshine. a bit of a change as we head on into sunday. northern areas could see most of the rain wets for the south we could see more sunshine. but we start off with these weather fronts across western areas which could bring thicker outbreaks of rain. they continue to move away northwards and eastwards. the wee bit above the sunshine.
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northern ireland, much of england and wales, a few spells across western areas and wet and windy weather pushes in the west of scotland. temperature wise, it will feel better across the country. across england and wales, more sunshine around so 20—23dc. very strong winds across scotland. as we head on into the start of the new working bee, original high pressure keeps the southern half of the country, another weather system waiting in the wings moves into the north—west corner of the country as monday wears on. we start of is a fine note and could spell the sunshine around. through the day the cloud will build up across the north and west, a few showers across england and wales but this weather system brings persistent rain to northern ireland initially and then into much of western scotland. those winds will pick up. mid—teens celsius in the north had been


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