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this is bbc news. the headlines. labour's leadership team say they ‘would back members‘ on another brexit vote. i'm there elected as the leader of this party. elected as the leader in order to bring greater democracy to this party. there will be a clear vote in conference, i don't know what's going to come out of all the meetings that are going on. and i'm in liverpool where there is a very lively debate and certainly no agreement about whether labour should back another referendum. following eu leaders‘ rejection of theresa may's chequers plan last week, the brexit secretary says he won't let the eu dictate negotiations. this is a bump in the road. dictate negotiations. we will hold our nerve. dictate negotiations. we will keep our cool and will keep negotiating in good faith. i think we need to keep these negotiations going. us media giant comcast wins a bidding war to take control of tv broadcaster sky. shareholders are urged to accept the offer.
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iran's president accuses american—backed gulf states of supporting groups behind a deadly terror attack on a military parade yesterday. falling for scams — reports of fraud almost double in 3 years. a bbc investigation reveals fraudsters scammed almost 50,000 older people last year — with six people over 60 falling victim every hour. could the bbc thriller bodyguard be behind a surge in interest in counter—terrorism jobs? the metropolitan police say thousands have visited their recruitment pages in recent weeks. and coming up at half past four — turning plastic waste into fuel — we find out how it's done on inside out: east. good afternoon.
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jeremy corbyn has confirmed the labour party would support another referendum on brexit — if his party's conference backs the idea this week. mr corbyn says he'd prefer a general election but would abide by the decision of party members. 0ur political correspondent, alex forsyth, reports from liverpool. all behind jeremy. get your copy of labour briefing. at labour's liverpool conference, there's one thing on most people's minds. there is growing demand among the rank and file for a labour to back another public vote on any brexit deal. today, the labour leader said he'd listen to party members. 0ur preference would be for a general election and then we can negotiate our future relationships with europe. but let's see what comes out of conference. we're a democratic party, we're very big. it's the biggest conference we've ever had. given that, do you feel bound by what the conference decides, as the leader? well, obviously. i'm there elected as leader of this party. the government has ruled
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out another election, insisting a brexit deal is possible even after its plan was rejected by the eu. i think what we need to do hold our nerve, keep our cool, continue to negotiate in good faith and really press the eu to be clearer on what their objections are. but here, unsurprisingly, they‘ re not happy leaving it to the government. behind the scenes today, delegates will agree on motions the party will vote on later this week, deciding labour's position on another referendum, and some say it must be clear whether the party backs it or not. it's a bit of a binary choice. you can't really fudge that. we think we need a meaningful vote in parliament. failing that, we think that the prime minister needs to call a general election so we can have the debates among the deal and then it may be that we have to have a people's vote if parliament can't come to a view. but there is a warning. any vote should be about the way we leave the eu, not reversing brexit.
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the referendum shouldn't be on, do you want to... do we want to go back into the european union? that shouldn't even be an option? no. because the people have already decided on that. they say they'll listen to party members, but finding a view on brexit that unites labour supporters here and across the country, well, that's a conundrum forjeremy corbyn. let's talk to our chief political correspondent vicki young who is at the labour party conference in liverpool for us now. you heard from len mccluskey their committee was also at a fringe meeting later on and he was talking about the heated issue of reselection or deselection of mps. this is the idea that if the local labour party doesn't like what their mp has been saying, they don't automatically get to stand again at the general election, they can get
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rid of them. so there has been a move to try to get there were that make it easier for local parties to get rid of their mp if they don't like what they've been saying was that there is no total agreement over that but len mccluskey had something interesting to say on that subject, too. i believe there are certain mps within our party who are almost asking to be deselected all stop they really don't want... applause they really don't want to be part of this exciting transformation that is taking place. all my life i've sort of government that would bring about the irreversible shift in the balance of power in favour of working people. we now have an opportunity. please go back, talk to the number of constituency delegates here, talk to your friends. this isn't about the constituencies against the unions, i promise you,
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it isn't. we want to make certain that... that those mps who need to be called to account will be called to account. there is a row about that because there has been moved to find a compromise, no automatic reselection but there is a move to make it slightly easierfor but there is a move to make it slightly easier for local parties to get rid of their mp. but there are many in the hole during a pretty angry debate who thought that the changes weren't going to go far enough, that local party members wa nted eve n enough, that local party members wanted even more power. this is what one had to say. all members, allmps, all members, all mps, should welcome being considered for selection by members who do their work, knock on their doors, stuff the envelopes, leaflet street after street. rather thanjust leaflet street after street. rather than just assume they have some
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god—given right to be selected unopposed, purely because they are sitting mps! cheering and applause you could hear the strength of feeling there. let's discuss this a little bit more. i'm joined by labourmp little bit more. i'm joined by labour mp stella crecy. mr mccluskey there are saying that there are some mps asking to be deselected because they are not wanting to be part of this exciting transformation in the labour party. are you one of those? do know what i find really sad about all of this, you unite the union is doing some really brilliant work right now on tips and the way people who work in struts are being ripped off by their employers and all you're hearing about unite right now oi’ you're hearing about unite right now or len‘s comments. there is a weight parties can give of their mp, their old has—been, i have had members of momentum e—mailing me and my constituents e—mailing me about it for the past few years. this is a choice, you hear change or chaos? i say to land committee members are doing great work on things like
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tips, why did we start talking about that and how we can work on that legislation? —— i say to len, your members are. the idea of another referendum, maybe on the terms of the deal, jeremy corbyn today suggested he would back that if the party did so. do you expect that to happen? i hope so. we've already seen the trade union movement, very strongly and very clear about the dangers of having no deal, we sought wreath on thursday saying that that is more and more likely to happen. —— weasel theresa may on thursday. it is becoming obvious that any deal could be a bad dealfor britain and any trade unionist knows you don't go and negotiated and presented your members as data complete, you ask them. i'm supporting the idea of a public vote on what the deal is and we should have the option to say we don't want a deal at all and we want to say, but i'm also passionate member of the labour movement and i had members across the country say
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they want that too. that debate will ta ke they want that too. that debate will take place this evening and i hope everybody has listen, from the leadership to the grassroots, because this country deserves better than what theresa may is offering. isn'tjeremy corbyn than what theresa may is offering. isn't jeremy corbyn right than what theresa may is offering. isn'tjeremy corbyn right to be a little reticent? he knows millions of labour voters did vote to leave and it looks like you're not respecting the result of the original referendum, if you are serious about that, you would not have the option to remain on the ballot paper? let's be clear, nobody wa nts to ballot paper? let's be clear, nobody wants to rerun the 2016th referendum. but 2.5 years on, we now know what leaving involves and i think it's right, that the parliament, would hope what's gone wrong. you have 650 mps squabbling about this and i think the public should be able to say, now we know it leaving looks like, now we know what it tells, is that what we wa nted what it tells, is that what we wanted and if it's not, what do we do next? i trust the british public, i would like us to learn from ireland were they have had difficult conversations about issues like
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abortion and same—sex marriage and they had assemblies to decide the question, that is completely different from the original question, which was, do you want to leave ? question, which was, do you want to leave? separate thing to look at. thank you very much. and of course that issue will service tonight and in the coming days as well. thank you very much. a british man who says he is a pharmacist from birmingham has been detained in syria on suspicion of being a member of the so—called islamic state group. kurdish forces captured anwar miah in the eastern province of deir al—zour a month ago. a video of his capture has surfaced on social media. it shows mr miah saying he has lived in syria for nearly four years and that he worked as a medic in islamic state territory. it is believed he is now being held in a prison in northern syria, guarded by us special forces. 0ur middle east correspondent quentin sommerville gave us this update. kurdish officials tell us they captured anwar miah about a month ago in eastern syria inside is—controlled territory. he's a pharmacist from birmingham. in a video that's subsequently been posted online, anwar is seen
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blindfolded in the back of pick—up truck, he is heard saying, "i'm a doctor, i'm a qualified pharmacist from the uk, i studied medicine and pharmacy." it also turns out that a man with the identical name was struck off as a pharmacist in birmingham in 2014, so those numbers match. as far as the kurds are concerned this man is member of the so—called islamic state, he is now being detained in northern syria. he's being kept under guard by us special forces and we've learnt today that he's being questioned by western intelligence services. the kurds say, though, that they now have over 500 foreign is fighters under their care, and they cannot hold these men long—term and they should be returned to their countries of origin as soon as possible. breaking news to bring you now from
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metropolitan police, we are told that officers were called to buckingham palace just before 1pm today after reports of a man who had been detained by security staff at the visitor entrance to buckingham palace. 0fficers got there are a few minutes later. a 38—year—old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm namely, a taser. he remains in custody at a police station in central london. 38—year—old man arrested on suspicion of possessing a taser by metropolitan police at the visitor entrance of buckingham palace today. we will get more details about when we get more details we will let you have them. directors of the british broadcaster sky have urged shareholders to accept a takeover offer of more than £30 billion from the us media giant, comcast. after a long—running battle against rupert murdoch's 2ist century fox, comcast won a blind auction for sky. our business editor simonjack reports. it's been an epic battle between two
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heavyweights of the media world. in the final round, us cable giant and universal studios owner comcast delivered a knockout blow, offering £30 billion, 10% more than the disney—backed 2ist century fox was prepared to pay. the prize — sky's 23 million customers across europe, ten million of them in the uk. the final bid has come in at £17.28, which is a i7% increase on the previous offer for sky, so they certainly have. and i think for comcast, sky is a very important strategic asset. it will help them diversify outside of the us, where they're seeing pressure of cord—cutting — that is, consumers are less and less paying for big, expensive cable packages. so why are all these megadeals happening now? look no further than the new kids on the block, netflix and amazon. both are winning new subscribers around the world. both are pouring billions into making their own original content. in the short—term, sky customers will notice little difference. both bidders had agreed to fund loss—making sky news for at least the next ten years. putting up prices will be hard, given the red—hot
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competition for eyeballs. comcast may have won, but they had to pay £30 billion. the real winners this weekend are the sky shareholders, which include the family of one rupert murdoch. he may not have succeeded in buying all of sky as he once wanted, but he will not be going home empty—handed. a teenager has died after being shot in east london. the nineteen year old was taken to hospital after the incident in walthamstow late yesterday evening, where he was pronounced dead. no—one has been arrested and police are now appealing for witnesses. police in london are appealing for the public‘s help to find a missing woman and her son. sacha dedman, who is 43, went missing from her home in plumstead yesterday, along with her 5 year old son, sonny. it's believed they could be driving a white vauxhall corsa. iran's president, hassan rouhani, has accused american—backed gulf states
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of supporting the attackers who carried out yesterday's assault on a military parade. 25 people, including 12 revolutionary guards, were killed in one of the worst attacks against the elite force. president rouhani spoke as he left tehran for new york to attend the un general assembly. he says he's ready to confront the united states and its gulf arab allies. translation: the victims fell as innocent martyrs. undoubtedly the islamic republic of iran does not overlook this crime. it's clear to us which group the attackers belonged to and to where they are linked. the small puppet countries we see in the region are backed by america and the us is provoking them and giving them the necessary capabilities to commit these crimes. us ambassador to the united nations nikki haley has dismissed the iranian president's comments as rhetoric. let's speak to our washington correspondent chris buckler. what's the evidence that iran is
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presenting? iran hasn't presented any evidence, hasn't even given specifics about who they believe was responsible, but they say affectively that they believe these are gulf states who were involved in this attack. they are pointing the finger at washington for supporting those states. but that has been pointed right back by the us ambassador to the un, who says that president rouhani has to look at exactly what his country has been doing, they have been oppressing the people, she says, and that he needs to look in the mirror to try to work out exactly why this attack has happened. but you can imagine all of this and particularly this rhetoric is only going to cause greater tension between the us and iran, particularly ahead of the un general assembly meeting, because we have already had the us pull out of the run nuclear deal and put on work economic sanctions on iran, things which damage the economy and cause
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problems for the country. where will iran try to draw support from? they can try to make the argument that those who are still inside this run nuclear deal including the uk, of course, they can say to them that we are doing our best to try to address the concerns you have, we are doing oui’ the concerns you have, we are doing our best to try to stop the use of nuclear weapons to try to stop their spread, and they can try to get some support there. but at the same time, president trump is trying to put pressure on those countries and already we are getting a sense that, for example, as far as the uk and others are concerned that there is a danger of businesses facing sanctions from the us if they continue to trade with iran. so that creates tension there. one of the interesting things in this whole meeting of the un general assembly is going to be the meeting of the un security council because it will be chaired by donald trump himself. specifically, it is about those trying to stop the spread of weapons of mass structure and but he's order
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said that as far as he is concerned, it is about iran. that will be watched very carefully specifically by president rouhani. thank you very much, chris. the headlines on bbc news... the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, and his deputy, tom watson, say they would back another brexit referendum — if that's what party members want. us media giant comcast outbids rupert murdoch's 21st century fox to buy tv broadcaster sky for more than £30 billion. iran's president accuses american—backed gulf states of supporting groups behind a deadly terror attack on a military parade yesterday. sport, and for a full round up from the bbc sport centre, here's 0lly foster. chelsea have dropped points for the first time this season. they were at west ham this
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afternoon, looking to match liverpool's perfect start to the season and make it 6 wins out of 6, but they drew 0—0 jim lumsden reports. his manager reckons he's the best player in europe at the moment, adam hazzard in devastating form, hat—trick in the last game against cardiff, chelsea kicked off. they saw more of the ball in the first half. west ham's attack was clearly weakened by the injuries but still featured your malenkov who scored twice last week. they almost got ahead but for fabianski. your malenkov and an opportunity with space and time for west ham, instead delivering one of the misses of the season. delivering one of the misses of the season. chelsea turned the screw to force the end but their winning run was over. in the second half, especially in
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the last 30 minutes, we did very well, i think. the last 30 minutes, we did very well, ithink. but the last 30 minutes, we did very well, i think. but we can do better. it was not our best performance. the last of the weekend's premier league matches is udnerway at the emirates. arsenal against everton. play about 20 minutes, no goals yet. in the scottish premiership, champions celtic were beaten in injury time at kilmarnock, that despite taking the lead lee griffiths reacted quickest to a defensive clearence that came back off the bar. he scored in the europa league a few nights ago. kilmarnock levelled things up in the second half, chris burke fround the corner from distance and deep into stoppage time burke's corner found the head of stuart findlay. that sees killie move above celtic on goal differnece, boith teams six
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points behind the leaders hearts. rangers look like they are going to move up to second, they are beating stjohnstone 2—0 at ibrox. james tavernier and alfredo morelos the goalscorers. not sure who has the third. anthonyjoshua still plans to become undisputed world heavyweight champion. he knocked out alexander povetkin to retain his titles at wembley stadium last night. he says he's happy to meet the winner of tyson fury and deontay wilder who face each other in december for the one belt he doesn't hold. i've had the burden of the heavyweight division 0n i've had the burden of the heavyweight division on the back for years, it was all about me fighting them all. i always knock them down 0ne them all. i always knock them down one by one but people have to be patient. i'm happy then there they are fighting, good luck to both of
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them. whoever wants to step up and ta ke them. whoever wants to step up and take the challenge, i'm always willing to fight, whichever heavyweight is serious, get on the phone and we can make a deal. tiger woods is three shots clear heading into the final round of the championship in atlanta. he's going tot championship in atlanta. he's going to t offered with rory mcilroy in the final round. i would love to win, i have a bunch of guys behind me that are playing well and... you know, we'll see what happens tomorrow. that's all the sport for now. i'll have more for you in the next hour. inman has been arrested at buckingham palace. let's get more. simon, we have onlyjust learned
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about this. what we know? we have had a brief statement from metropolitan police who tell us that at 12:47pm, a man was detained by security staff at the visitor entrance to buckingham palace. police were then called, they arrived at around 1pm and they have arrested the man on suspicion of having a forum, namely a taser. they say he is currently being taken to a police station in london, they have not specified which, and they dolan he will face questioning. they say they are not treating it as terror, but when there's any incident in that area, committees go to be taken very seriously. the man who has been arrested is 38 years old and as i say, arrested on suspicion of having a taser. we have seen attempts to break in before, haven't we, despite the security which is pretty heavy, as you would expect? tight security shown by the fact that he was
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initially detained by security officers at the palace itself before the police were called in. it is not clear from what we know at the moment what this man was trying to do or where he allegedly had this taser but any incident like this is going to produce a big police response. thank you very much. an investigation by bbc radio 5 live has found that the number of elderly people reporting that they've been the victim of scamming has nearly doubled in the last three year. in some cases, people had lost hundreds of thousands of pounds. fraudsters scammed almost 49 thousand older people across the uk in the past year, equivalent to nearly six every hour. caroline davies reports. it's a crime that can happen in your own home, as simple as a convincing phone call or a few clicks on a computer. and for one group in particular, reported cases of fraud are becoming more common. the cost of personal fraud across all ages is estimated to be around £10 billion a year. figures requested in an investigation by 5 live show that nearly 119,000 people aged over 60 reported that they had been scammed
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and more than 1,000 of those victims were over 90. some experts worry the real number of over—60s affected is far higher and that older people are particularly at risk as they are more likely to live alone and be drawn into conversation with a fraudster. the impact can be devastating, leaving victims without savings, potentially reliant on the state to pay for their care. those who do fall victim to fraud once are often targeted again, sometimes being placed on a scammers' list of people likely to be sucked in. the financial 0mbudsman service has said that scams are becoming increasingly sophisticated and told banks that they should take the evolution of fraud into account, rather than assume it is their customers who have been grossly negligent. caroline davies, bbc news. pope francis has called for society to be vigilant towards any resurgence of anti—semitism during a visit to eastern—europe.
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he made the appeal in the lithuanian city of kaunas, where he said that new generations should be taught the horrors of the holocaust. it's the first papal visit to the balkans for 25 years. polls have closed in the maldives in an election which opposition groups have warned will not be free and fair. president abdulla yameen is seeking a second term in office despite concerns about his record on human rights and the jailing of his rivals. president yameen has links to china, while his opponent, ibrahim mohamed solih, is seen as leaning towards india and the west. 0rganisers of the golden globe round—the—world yacht race say a fellow competitor is on his way to rescue an injured indian sailor who's stranded two thousand miles off western australia, with a broken mast. solo yachtsman abhilash tomy messaged to say he's injured his back and is unable to eat or drink. the australia and indian navies
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are also on their way but will take days to reach him. millions of viewers will tune in tonight for the final installment of the hit bbc drama ‘the bodyguard'. the programme, based around a close protection officer's relationship with a fictional home secretary, has prompted a big increase in people interested in similar work looking at the met police's website, with more than a thousand visits a week. danny shaw reports. he's talked down a suicide bomber, been shot at in a car, and duffed up a government advisor. agh! all in day's work for a close protection officer? here's one man who should know. i have protected theresa may when she was home secretary, you're right, and it is nothing and was nothing like what david budd did. agh! the way we operate is not quite like david budd, who seems to be operating independently!
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so independently, he even has an affair with the home secretary. that's not realistic at all! anybody who crosses that line would not last very long within the department and might not last very long within the police service. but the met police wants to capitalise on the popularity of bodyguard. there's been a surge of interest injoining the force. it needs to recruit detectives and technology experts. it's about encouraging people to have an ambition, dream big, and, actually, some day you could be protecting her majesty the queen, or protecting the home secretary. but you're not going to get that instantaneously. one feature of the programme is the large number of senior female officers and detectives from black and minority ethnic groups. it takes some doing... the reality is rather different. they're in a minority, as this asian counterterrorism detective told me. she doesn't want to be identified because of the sensitive nature of her role. women and bme officers are in every rank and every specialism
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in the police service. so it's not a rare thing. we do have senior female officers, we also have senior bme officers. but we still do need more diversity, without a shadow of a doubt. the character of david budd makes great telly and may inspire some potential recruits, but he's no substitute for a real close protection officer. it's not about making waves — they have to stay in the shadows. danny shaw, bbc news. now it's time for a look at the weather with ben rich. hello, we've had no shortage of wet and windy weather across the uk. but as we start a new week things look a great deal,. dry and cool, nights will be particularly chilly. the sky
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is largely clear overhead. rain and she was tend to fade away. the wind started to ease, and temperatures dip away. towns and cities at three 01’4 dip away. towns and cities at three or 4 degrees, close to freezing in the countryside, or a touch below. we could start tomorrow with a touch of frost. 0therwise, looking like a beautiful day, blue skies and sunshine overhead. the odd showers, but not as bad as today. 1a to 16 degrees, temperatures continue to climb by day as we head into the middle of the week, more of a breeze, some rain at times. hello this is bbc news. the headlines: a man has been arrested at buckingham palace on suspicion of possession of a taser.


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