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this is bbc news, i'm carole walker. the headlines at 11:00: the indonesian vice—president, jusuf kalla, suggests the number of people killed by yesterday's earthquake and tsunami on the island of sulawesi could rise to thousands. theresa may arrives for the conservative conference in birmingham as the party apologises for a breach in security of the official conference app that revealed the contact details of senior politicians. president trump supports the supreme court's decision to nominate brett cavenagh, saying he expects things to turn out very well. —— breet kavanaugh. commentator: unbelievable! and europe extend their lead over the united states at the ryder cup in paris. and at 11:30 we'll be taking an in—depth look at the papers, with our reviewers rachel cunliffe from city am and the independent‘s john rentoul. stay with us for that. more than 380 people have now died
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and many more are injured or missing after a powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami in indonesia. hundreds were getting ready for a beach festival when the tsunami struck. homes, hospitals and a shopping centre collapsed as waves of up to three metres swept through palu on sulawesi island. rebecca henchkey sent this report from there. this mobile phone footage captures the terrifying moment the three metre high waves hit, flooding houses closest to shore and then rushing into the densely populated coastal city of palu. the waves and the powerful quake
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leaving a trail of destruction. this bridge is one of the main access roads into the city. translation: as for the damage of the tsunami, we've received a number of reports that many bodies were found along the shoreline, but the numbers are still unknown. authorities issued a tsunami warning immediately after the huge 7.7 magnitude quake hit. but residents didn't have long to get to higher land. rescue workers are now struggling to reach the area, as two access roads are blocked and the airport is now closed. the runway cracked in the quake. the military has been called in to help. translation: we will dispatch a medical team assembled from the marine corps, the army, and national search and rescue
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agency, and also the logistic transportation unit. the main hospital in the city of palu was also damaged and medical workers are now struggling to treat the injured in makeshift tents. the death toll is expected to continue to rise. power and telecommunications are completely cut off in the nearby town of donggala, the closest to the epicentre of yesterday's huge quake. and today, powerful after—shocks have hit the area, with terrified residents forced to stay out in the open. indonesia is in the ring of fire and no stranger to natural disasters. injuly and august, earthquakes on the tourist island of lombok killed more than 500 people, and now, so soon after, authorities are struggling to cope with the scale of this disaster. rebecca henschke, bbc news, sulawesi.
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as we've just heard, earthquakes and tsunamis aren't unusual in this region. richard lister explains why. aerial images of indonesia's disaster zone show the reach and the power of the tsunami — a landscape scoured of buildings and people. it all starts here, on the sea bed, along the pacific rim. sections of the earth's crust grind together, causing volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. it's known as the ring of fire. this animation shows the location of every earthquake around the world over several years. 90% of them occurred along the pacific rim, and of all the countries on that ring of fire, indonesia is seen as the most prone to earthquake damage. not all undersea earthquakes cause tsunamis, but those measuring more than seven on the richter scale pose a real threat. and when one tectonic plate is forced under another, as may have happened in indonesia, the sudden change to the sea bed displaces a huge volume of water, creating giant waves moving as fast as a jetliner.
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under the right conditions those waves can across an ocean. this animation shows what happened in 2004, when an earthquake measuring 9.1 on the richter scale generated a tsunami off sumatra. it reached the african coast just seven hours later. 250,000 people were killed. but other factors can make smaller tsunamis deadly too. look at this long inlet leading to palu. even though friday's earthquake was much smaller than in 2004, this narrow inlet focused the energy of the waves as they raced towards the town. and it could be days before the authorities in indonesia know just how much damage was done, how many lives were lost. richard lister, bbc news. in the past hour it's emerged that the controversial technology entrepreneur elon musk has agreed to pay $20 million to settle
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charges brought by the us financial regulator. mr musk was charged with fraud following tweets at the beginning of august in which he claimed he had secured funding to take the electric car company tesla private. tesla will make an additional payment of a similar amount. as part of the settlement, mr musk will also step down as chairman of the company, but will remain on as chief executive. theresa may has arrived in birmingham for the conservative party conference, which today experienced technical difficulties before it's even begun. contact details including mobile numbers of hundreds of their mps and journalists were accidentally made accessible on their conference app — a problem which was later fixed. it comes as one cabinet minister has warned colleagues to stop arguing amongst themselves over brexit. 0ur political correspondent ben wright is in birmingham. this conference began with a pretty
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serious security blunder. anybody logging into the conference app had access to an mp's phone number if they know what their email address was. this glitch was fixed pretty quickly and the party had to apologise. a bad start to a party conference which i think will be com pletely conference which i think will be completely dominated by brexit. many tories hate theresa may's so—called chequers plan and in the sunday times tomorrow, former foreign secretary boris johnson times tomorrow, former foreign secretary borisjohnson calls it a deranged planned and questions her commitment to brexit. theresa may's allies are fighting back, and on the eve of this conference ijoined one cabinet minister, andrea leadsom, as she tried to drum up support for the chequers plan among the party's and grassroots. i am fully backing this proposal. selling the prime minister's brexit plan, known as chequers, to conservative party members in leicester last night. it removes the need for infrastructure at the border between ireland and northern ireland, and it enables us to continue to trade in goods with the european union without friction.
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andrea leadsom backed leave in the referendum, now sits in the cabinet, and spent an hourfielding questions and concerns from the tory grassroots. at what point do we decide to go forward with no deal? there's a lot of uncertainty in business at the moment and we really do need to know where we're going and what we can plan for. why are people saying the canada deal is better than the deal we have on the table? we will abide by... the chequers plan for trading with the eu after brexit has been rubbished by brexiteers like boris johnson and criticised by the eu. the reality is we are now running out of time. we have put forward a workable proposal that works for the uk and for the eu, and they need to take it very seriously. but the splits in the tory party are quite clear, aren't they, and will be evident in birmingham? there are very strong opposing views, there's no doubt about that, but in the end we all need to act in the interests of the country. we do need a good brexit deal.
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we need to push the eu to give us that and not waste our arguments with each other but actually have those arguments legitimately with the commission. the arguments that will play out here are about much more than tory party bickering and positioning. they are about the sort of country we'll be for years to come. the prime minister comes to birmingham clutching onto her chequers plan, hoping the eu and then parliament will swing behind it. but first, she needs to rally her party. is it a tough week ahead, prime minister? ben wright, bbc news, at the conservative party conference, in birmingham. the fbi has started its investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against president trump's nominee for the us supreme court, brett kavanaugh. yesterday, the us senate judiciary court, brett kavanaugh. yesterday, the us senatejudiciary committee approved mr cavanaugh's nomination,
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but a full senate vote has been delayed pending the investigation. mr cavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct by three women, but he vigorously denies the allegations against him. president trump ordered the investigation but says he believes brett kavanaugh did nothing wrong. he has been speaking to reporters on the white house lawn in the past few hours. i would expect it is going to turn out very well for the judge. there has never been anybody that has been looked out likejudge has never been anybody that has been looked out like judge kavanaugh. has never been anybody that has been looked out likejudge kavanaugh. i think it is going to work out very well. the fbi, i believe, is doing a really greatjob. well. the fbi, i believe, is doing a really great job. they well. the fbi, i believe, is doing a really greatjob. they have been all over it already. (inaudible question). they have free rein, they are going to do whatever they have to do. they will be doing things we never would have thought of. and hopefully... inaudible. everything will be fine. (inaudible question). what? do you believe mr kavanaugh
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did nothing wrong? yeah, i do, i think is great. i think there hasn't been anybody under scrutiny like he has been. it has been a very tough recess. he is a good man and a great judge. and i really believe when the public looks at the situation that has taken place over the last three 01’ has taken place over the last three orfour has taken place over the last three or four days has taken place over the last three orfour days and has taken place over the last three or four days and what the democrats are doing, and more importantly, how they are acting, so terribly, so dishonestly, keeping papers and documents, not really seeing them until after... i really think the republicans are picking up a lot, i really believe that. i will see you in west virginia. ok? really believe that. i will see you in west virginia. 0k? (inaudible question). well, i think it is fine. i think, actually, this could be a blessing in disguise. having the fbi go out and do a thorough investigation, whether it is three days or seven days, i think it is
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going to be less than a week, but having them do a thorough investigation, i actually think, will be a blessing in disguise. it will be a blessing in disguise. it will be a good thing. i'll see you in... (inaudible question). do you have a backup phone, sir?|j in... (inaudible question). do you have a backup phone, sir? i don't have a backup phone, sir? i don't have any, i don't need a backup plan. we will see what happens. i think he is going to be fine. again, one of the most respected men, and certainly one of the most respected jurors orjudges in the united states. (inaudible question). i think she was, but we are going to have to find out. i think, frankly, the fbi has a chance to reveal a lot of different things. i would like to find out who leaked the papers. was that senator feinstein? her body language was not exactly very good when they asked that question. so i would like to find out, as part of it, who leaked the papers? which democrat leaked the papers. thank you very much, everybody. there we have it, donald trump
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speaking to reporters, saying he doesn't have a backup plan for an alternative candidate, and he thinks his choice of nominee is going to be fine. the car giant toyota has told the bbc that production at its derbyshire factory would be severely disrupted if britain left the eu without a trade deal. it said delays for parts at the border and stops in its assembly line would be expensive, and could have an impact onjobs and future investment at the plant. sanchia berg reports. 600 cars roll off the line here every day at toyota's factory near derby, each one built to order. it works because the parts only arrive when they are needed. summoned at a day's notice from suppliers in the uk and europe, put straight onto the production line. there is no wearhouse so if the truck gets stuck the line can stop. a hard brexit and delays at the border would magnify that.
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if we crash out of the eu at the end of march the supply chain will be impacted and we will see production stopped in our factory. he doesn't know how long that disruption would be. hours, days, possibly weeks. that would be expensive for toyota, which has just invested a quarter of a billion pounds in this plant to build the new corolla here. it would reduce our competitiveness. sadly i think that would reduce the number of cars made in the uk and that would costjobs. they are calling for free movement of goods between britain and the eu as the prime minister outlined in her chequers proposal. toyota is not the only car—maker to be worried about the implications of a hard brexit. all major manufacturers have complex supply chains extending in the european union. and while the sector directly employees under 200,000 people it is estimated that close to a million british jobs depend on it. the government said it was determined to ensure
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that britain remains a competitive location for carmaking, that it had proposed a credible plan to the eu for the future relationship and it looked forward to continuing the negotiations. the headlines on bbc news — the indonesian vice president, jusuf kalla, suggests the number of people killed by yesterday's earthquake and tsunami on the island of sulawesi, could rise to thousands theresa may arrives for the conservative conference in birmingham as the party apologises for a breach in security of the official conference app that revealed the contact details of senior politicians. sport, and a full round up, from the bbc sport centre. europe will take a 10—6 lead into the final day of the ryder cup
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— they need 14.5. they dominated the fourballs this morning, but the usa clawed back a couple of points in the afternoon's foursomes. still, they'll need a spectacular comeback if they're to retain the cup. ben croucher rounds up the action: the ryder cup is unmistakable. as the usa have found, it is easy to lose yourself in as they found on friday, it's easy to lose points. saturday carried on where friday finished. this crime created in hollywood. fairway or rough, little mattered as europe surged clear in what was a mass —— what was becoming
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an alarmingly one—sided event. francesco molinari and tommy fleetwood won their third point in as many matches. sergio garcia found some spanish strength douche —— toot sea off brooks koepka butjordan spieth and justin thomas ensured they were here and heard. still, the usa were staring at a heavy deficit. when henrik stenson and justin rose we re when henrik stenson and justin rose were sent out first in the foursomes and claimed their customary points, the gap grew wider. under the circumstances, probably the putt of the day. with yet another point, europe became the most successful pairing injust two europe became the most successful pairing in just two days of the us was six behind and tiger woods still hadn't won a match. undaunted by the chasm and the potential pitfalls, jordan spieth and justin thomas sunk
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a subdued ian poulter. it will be 10-6 a subdued ian poulter. it will be 10—6 heading into sunday's singles. the us will have too summoned the spirit —— will have to summon some spirit —— will have to summon some spirit if they are to make some ryder cup history. it has been a good couple of days. iam i am proud of the way they played and stuck together and being determined to do a job. they also very well aware of what is ahead of them tomorrow. we go again tomorrow, we go back to the hotel now and refocus and we try and get some tired legs worked on and then we get out there tomorrow and this is probably the most important 18 holes ahead of these 12 players for a long, long time. liverpool remain undefeated in the premier league thanks to a late strike from
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daniel sturridge, which rescued a 1—1 draw at chelsea. eden hazard struck his sixth premier league goal of the season — he's the top scorer. chelsea took the lead. but with barely minutes sturridge, on as sub, let fly and found the top corner. liverpool drop to second in the table on goal difference. a bad start forjose mourinho and a bad start forjose mourinho and manchester united. dundee picked up theirfirst points of the season, beating hamilton. hearts over the top. valtteri bottas beat his team—mate lewis hamilton to pole position as mercedes dominated qualifying for the russian grand prix. bottas broke the track record at sochi — although hamilton might have gone
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quicker, but for this rare mistake. sebastian vettel was half a second off the pace in third. that's all the sport for now. the business secretary greg clark has called a security breach affecting millions of facebook users a "very worrying development". mr clark told the bbc the information commissioner would be taking steps with facebook to ensure lessons are learnt. the company says 50 million users worldwide were affected, but the breach has now been fixed. this report from our business correspondent, joe miller, contains some flash photography. last time uk authorities stepped in over a facebook data breach, it led to this raid on cambridge analytica's offices in london. now, facebook itself is dealing with a far more complex and sinister invasion by unknown attackers. until yesterday facebook users could click on a tab called "view as" to see what their profile looked
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like to friends and to members of the general public. but a vulnerability in the code for that feature allowed hackers to infiltrate millions of accounts and it is why users around the world received messages like this and were forced to log back in on all of their devices. facebook boss mark zuckerberg often leaves the firefighting to his lieutenants. but this time he sought to reassure reporters himself, saying the bug had been fixed, but warning that facebook would always be a target. it's an arms race, and we are continuing to improve our defences. i think that this also underscores that there are just constant attacks from people who are trying to take over accounts or steal information from people in our community. such attacks are also of concern to the uk government. we don't know what the source or the reason for the breach is, and how far reaching its consequences are. but the information commissioner in this country, i know,
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will be taking steps with the company to make sure that the lessons are learned to prevent it happening in future. voiceover: we didn't come here for clickbait... facebook‘s previous scandal wiped tens of billions off its market value. not so this time, as investors are starting to believe that, despite negative headlines, its 2 million users will not desert the platform. joe miller, bbc news. a woman in the far east of russia has told the bbc she recognises one of the key suspects in the salisbury novichok attack as a decorated military officer. the bbc travelled across six time zones east of moscow — to a village to verify research carried out by the bellingcat investigative website, which this week published what it claims is the true identity of one of the suspects. while russia continues to deny any involvement in the poisoning, we went to beryozovka, the first television crew to visit the village.
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our moscow correspondent, sarah rainsford, reports. in the far east of russia, along its border with china, we went searching for clues to the salisbury poisoning. thatjourney led to this tranquil village, almost 5000 miles from moscow. it's where a russian military intelligence officer, anatoliy chepiga, grew up. this week, the investigative team at bellingcat suggested that colonel chepiga, seen here, is the true identity of a key suspect in the salisbury attack. british officials haven't disputed that. that suspect is now calling himself ruslan boshirov. so our team showed those pictures to residents in colonel chepiga's old village. some didn't know him. those who did were nervous of oui’ camera. we agreed they'd remain anonymous. translation: it's him, but much older. and this woman identified the man wanted by british police
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as anatoliy chepiga. translation: i know where his parents used to live. he was a military man, an officer. he fought in war zones, then he was in moscow. the chepiga family are hard to find. at the firm founded by his father, staff refused to comment. the family moved some years ago. when i called the last phone number linked to his parents, the man who picked up said he was uzbek and bought the sim card on the streets. the line was then disconnected. just two weeks ago, president putin himself insisted both of the salisbury suspects were civilians. "nothing suspicious," he said, "nothing criminal." on friday, his spokesman said the kremlin won't discuss what he called informal investigations into the poisoning any further, but the questions over russia's explanations and the true identity of these men
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are only mounting. sarah rainsford, bbc news, moscow. jets have taken off from the deck of the royal navy's new 3 billion pound aircraft carrier for the first time. two f35 aircraft conducted flight trials off the east coast of the united states. our defence correspondent, jonathan beale, sent this report from hms queen elizabeth. it's been mocked as the aircraft carrier without planes. but britain's most expensive warship has at last met its match. the f—35jet — the world's most advanced and costly warplane. now together for the first time, sailing in the atlantic ocean. it's eight years since a jet flew off a british aircraft carrier. now the wait is over. the royal navy is back in the business of flying fast
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jets from big decks. the f—35 can hover like the old harrier jump jet, but it's far more complex, with 10 million lines of computer code. each costs around £100 million. now landing on a £3 billion warship. it's global ambition, not affordability, that's been the driving force. this is the best, most capable aeroplane in the world, and it's now in the british military, on—board a british warship, and it doesn't get any better than this, with this warship and this team. it's unbelievable. these two test aircraft are meant to be followed by many more. the ship was built to carry 36 jets. but in reality she'll sail with fewer. britain's defence budget is struggling to match its ambitions. but the warning from the bridge is clear — fewerjets means less influence. it is a lot of money,
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but absolutely we must take security of our people and our home country and our obligations around the world seriously. you just cannot do defence on the cheap. what are you going to do, throw lemons at people? the government hopes this carrier and these jets will help project british power across the globe, but in truth it may struggle to keep those ambitions afloat. jonathan beale, bbc news, on board hms queen elizabeth. it has been a glorious day for many of us. we want this beautiful weather to continue. chris will tell us weather to continue. chris will tell us whether the indian summer is going to last. it will be a bit cloudier in the week ahead. our weather was pretty quiet during saturday. a different story in the
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mediterranean. there was torrential rain around the greek area with localised flooding. there have been all sorts of trouble is continuing into sunday. the setting sun in norfolk has the clear skies. east anglia and the midlands and south—east have clear skies. blustery showers come and go over the next few hours with risk wins in the next few hours with risk wins in the north of the country. south, the combination of clear skies showed temperatures falling away. through sunday, a cold front is on the charts, very weak. a strip of cloud pushing in across northern england and wales through the day. behind it, it turns a bit cooler.
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temperatures are degree or so down on what we have seen today, generally. the brisk winds will make you feel cold again. further south, more cloud than we have today. northern ireland, england, wales, some sunny northern ireland, england, wales, some sunny spells. increasingly through the day, the brisk winds will drive a few showers into scotla nd will drive a few showers into scotland and down into the irish sea. the majority of this with a fine and dry day with temperatures reaching a high of 15. through sunday night and into monday, the ridge of high—pressure topples ahead of the approaching weather fronts coming in off the atlantic. for monday, a cold start with pockets of frost first thing. a glorious start the day with plenty of sunshine. it will turn a bit cloudier and through the afternoon, we will see rain arriving across holland, particularly in the western isles. —— scotland. a clouding over process
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but staying largely dry for england and wales. as with all deeper into the week ahead, many of us, quite cloudy off then, very breezy. a bit of rain around at the majority of time, that will be affecting north—western areas of the uk. for most of us, reasonable weather for the week ahead.

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