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been good afternoon. president trump has welcomed what he's called an "historic" decision by the us senate — to confirm his nominee brett kavanaugh, to the supreme court. justice kavanaugh has faced a series of allegations of sexual abuse, which he'd strongly denied. his lifetime appointment, approved by 50 votes to a8, is set to take america's highest court down a more conservative path. from washington, barbara plett—usher reports. # i'm proud to be american...# it's been a great week for donald trump. the economy's looking good, the supreme court, even better. i stand before you today on the heels of a tremendous victory for our nation, our people and our beloved constitution. this is what president trump promised voters he would deliver, and he has, a month before mid—term elections. brett kava naugh‘s confirmation cements a conservative majority on the supreme court that will chart america's
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direction for a generation. shut it down! but it's not the kind of victory he imagined. the bruising nomination battle has left ugly scars and exposed america's deep divisions. serjeant at arms will restore order in the gallery. it was a close vote, almost entirely along party lines, and it didn't go smoothly. democrats had opposed mr kavanaugh from the beginning on ideological grounds. thejudge‘s nomination was upended by a university professor who accused him of trying to rape her when they were teenagers. but his belligerent and partisan response rallied republicans to defend him as the victim of a political attack. democrats are focused now on turning this distressing episode into political gain. i understand. i share of the deep anguish that millions of americans are experiencing today. but i say to you, my fellow americans, there is one answer — vote.
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that's a message heard by women who feel empowered by the #metoo movement. they are convinced that the voice of a sexual assault victim has been ignored. the protesters have lost this battle, but they're going to carry on the fight into the mid—terms. so even thouthudge kavanaugh has won his seat on the supreme court, the political drama continues. the nastiness of the dispute has also energised president trump's supporters. there's a lot at stake for everyone in this divided america. a second customer is believed to have died from a suspected allergic reaction to a product bought from pret a manger. the person died last year after eating a "super—veg rainbow flatbread" which was supposed to be dairy—free. it comes after 15—year—old natasha ednan—laperouse died after eating a pret a manger baguette in 2016. caroline davies is with me now. caroline. we know this is the two place in
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bath in december last year. the customer collapsed and died after eating a sandwich. pret said it was mis—sold down to get a feel good but was then found to contain daily protein. pret said that then withdrew all the affected products and start their relationship with coyo. in the last 60 minutes coyo have told us that the claims made by pret our unfounded. this comes after
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the death of natasha who eight food from pret at heathrow airport. it is important to point out that this is an ongoing investigation so although pret has suggested this might be allergy related but at the moment we do not have an official cause of death. labour have announced they would scrap universal credit, citing the reforms to the welfare system have not worked. the announcement com "i think we are moving towards a conclusion the government insists that it ensures fairness for taxpayers. snp mps would "undoubtedly" vote for a new brexit referendum if it were put to them at westminster. that's the message from the party's leader, nicola sturgeon, ahead of the start of
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the snp conference later. campaigners have been pressing for a people's vote we would not stand in the way of a second referendum, a so—called people's vote. i think snp mps would undoubtedly vote for it. they would? because they are a very important bloc in the house of commons. we would, of course, want to talk to people about how we ensure that scotland doesn't end up in the same position all over again, where we voted to remain in the eu but find ourselves facing exit completely against our will. 0ur political correspondent nick eardley is in glasgow for us this lunchtime. how big a deal is this announcement from nicola sturgeon? certainly abolition boost for campaigners for another eu referendum even if it is not the biggest political suppliess surprise of last few years? the snp
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barber said they were opened thread earbud nicola sturgeon said they had some concerns about scotland being taken out of the eu despite sporting out the back to remain as a country. but nicola sturgeon has gone further solidifying the position and saying that ever comes up in parliament the 35 snp mps will vote for another eu referendum and that means the ha rd est referendum and that means the hardest biggest party in the commons to uphold that position will stop all so do the liberal democrats and some backbenchers by the conservatives and labour. there is a small minority in parliament and the government has ruled a referendum out. labour says it is still on the table even if not their preference. the are still long way to go for campaigners for the so—called people's vote. concern is growing over missing washington post
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writerjamal khashoggi, after turkish officials said they believe he has been killed. mr khashoggi, a saudi national, went missing after visiting the saudi consulate in istanbul on tuesday. saudi officials have cold the accusations baseless. —— have called the accusations baseless. the indonesian authorities have announced that they will end the search and rescue operation for victims of the earthquake on sulawesi on thursday. they've called on survivors to start looking to the future. so far, more than 1700 deaths have been confirmed, and around 5000 people are unaccounted for. from petobo, on the island of sulawesi, hywel griffith reports.? slowly, some sort of normality is coming back to sulawesi, a basic economy of the bare essentials. the indonesian government has told people they must start thinking about the future. but how do you do that when everything you own has been swept away? this 15—year—old and his father are hoping to salvage
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something from their home, but it's hard after the house was carried 400 metres by a mudslide. translation: i saw it from a distance. i was afraid. i was sad. i was searching around trying to find my mum and my sisters. his mother was found alive, but his sister and his niece were both killed in petobo's mudslide. 500 families used to live here. so far, they've found at least 300 bodies. but in reality, they may never be able to know exactly how many people were trapped in this mud. the indian easy indonesian government has announced it will end search and rescue operations on thursday. it's likely petobo will then be declared a mass grave. nearby, this school isn't ready to reopen, but emergency tent classrooms could be set up this week. for this boy and his father, planning a future is still difficult, but they are desperate to try to rebuild their lives. lewis hamilton has moved to the
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brink of aesthetic world championship with his victory in the japanese grand prix. the briton will win the title at the us grand prix in austin, texas, in two weeks‘ time if mercedes finish first and second for the third successive race. hello. you're watching the bbc news channel. scientists and representatives from nearly 200 governments have been meeting in south korea all this week to agree a new report urging more ambitious global warming targets. they have agreed to limit increases in temperature to no more than 1.5 degrees celsius
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above pre—industrial levels. the report, which will be published tomorrow, will advise countries the impact of not adopting this tighter limit reached in the paris agreement of 2015. earlier i spoke to one of the report's authors and asked him what the united states withdrawal from the paris agreement will mean. this report is really all about understanding and about science. the united states continues to lead the world on climate science and the united states continues to be very active in the intergovernmental panel on climate change. the current us administration has taken at position on the paris agreement which i believe is they will pull out unless they significantly improve the terms of united states but as a bechamel. and they have remained very engaged with ensuring that the signs in these reports is accurately reflected at a mutated to
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the world policymakers. 0n accurately reflected at a mutated to the world policymakers. on that score again everybody needs to understand what is going on. will not they choose to engage in individual conventions. can you explain the difference why we're seeing this change from two to 1.5 and what difference that will make? this increase in ambition, this revision of the targets from 2 degrees to pursuing efforts towards 1.5, that actually happened in paris in 2015. that was the main outcome of the paris agreement to pursue effo rts of the paris agreement to pursue efforts to 1.5 rather than settling for 2 degrees. that was huge achievement of the paris agreement. but everyone recognised that the time the science available at the time the science available at the time didn't tell them exactly what that would mean and what were the
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benefits of 1.5 as opposed to allowing it to rise to two and how much harder work would it be to meet the1.5 much harder work would it be to meet the 1.5 degrees much harder work would it be to meet the1.5 degrees girl much harder work would it be to meet the 1.5 degrees girl rather than settle for two ? the 1.5 degrees girl rather than settle for two? that is what is in the new report which is a very special report. it is the report specifically requested by the international committee asking us as academics to fill in the details and explain to them exactly what this 1.5 degrees goal means so they can then continue to discuss how they we re then continue to discuss how they were managed to get there. solutions are busily complex and involve businesses and governments. what more should individuals do and of this1.5 more should individuals do and of this 1.5 degrees change happens how will our daily lives be affected in the next two years? the detailed comments of the report will be released tomorrow morning a mug of a lot of information about what is needed to achieve the 1.5 degrees
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goal and how much faster the transition will have to be to make a 1.5 degrees goal as opposed to 2 degrees. but it does again, it is no secret that the implication of talking about 1.5 rather than 2 degrees is she really are talking by changes that will happen in our lifetimes. so halting the increase in global temperature will require us in global temperature will require us to limits total omission, cumulative emissions overall time of carbon monoxide notjust by 20% or 1596 carbon monoxide notjust by 20% or 15% but by 100% all the way down to zero. and that means big changes. if you're driving a car driven by an internal combustion engine it is very difficult for that to be a serial carbon activity. most transition pathways envisage the
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investigation of road transport. that is one of the areas. it is no longer going to be consistent with achieving our clever goal is to continue to dump carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as we have in the past. the headlines on bbc news: victory for president trump as brett kavanaugh is sworn onto the supreme court after weeks of debate over sexual abuse allegations. a yoghurt company which supplies pret a manger has dismissed as unfounded claims by the chain that one of its products caused a suspected allergic reaction in a customer who died. ahead of the snp party conference nicola sturgeon says the party would vote for a second eu referendum if it's proposed in parliament. more now on the earthquake and tsunami in indonesia. officials say the number of people confirmed to have died on the island
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of sulawesi has risen to 1763. hundreds more people are still missing, buried in rubble and mudslides. let's go to the city of palu now to get the latest from our correspondent hywel griffith. the picture still emerging are desperate. what do you know about the numbers of missing people? the official number is still relatively low compared to what people expect will eventually become thousands of people who are unaccounted for. one estimation coming today from the authorities that potentially there are 5000 people who they simply cannot see what has happened to them. this of course that they simply fled the areas particularly south of palu where i am now when we saw the mudslides engulfed the entire suburbs. tragically the thought as many of those people have been encased in that mind and may
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never be found so while we hear new figures every day and an update on the official death toll it may be weeks or months until anyone can really quantify the scale of this disaster. the authorities say they will stop the search potentially this week. that will be very difficult forfamilies this week. that will be very difficult for families who presumably want an answer. yes. the official search of a large—scale search at least will finish on thursday. some detailed searches in some areas may continue but i think people here are increasingly becoming realistic and no survivor has been found since the three. todayis has been found since the three. today is day nine so by thursday they will have done almost two full weeks of searching and that opportunity for a medical will have diminished. —— miracle. many people still want the bodies of filters to be fine so they can offer them a burial button gristly it is like areas like petobo could be declared
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areas like petobo could be declared a mass grave of sorts and we would never know conclusively how many people are contained. how has been any reaction from family still looking for people they fear have been lost? we have been speaking to people as the searches have continued. it is night now so that is no out of searching and it starts ina is no out of searching and it starts in a daylight. from the experience of speaking to people at least they are realistic and everyone wants a medical but possibly during two full weeks of searching —— once a medical. —— wants to have an miracle. that would seem that life is going back to routine and the number of cars suggest that fuel supplies are slowly returning and you see far more food stores and vendors on the streets feeding the
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people of palu. 0ne lady on one of the stall said while having had been destroyed should be able to salvage some cooking equipment and watching the lead livelihood to feed her children she knew there was the man for hot food and people wanted something to sustain them after what has been an incredibly difficult time. officials in haiti say at least 11 people have been killed and more than 100 injured in an earthquake in the north of the country. the epicentre of the 5.9 magnitude quake was near the city of port—de—paix. the president has appealed for calm after the tremor. it's one of the most powerful earthquakes recorded in haiti since 2010, when thousands of people were killed. 120 migrants have arrived in malta after being rescued from a small inflatable boat in the mediterranean by the island's armed forces. it's the largest number to arrive on the island in a small boat since april. the news follows a decision by malta to stop ships operated by voluntary organisations disembarking, unless other eu states agree to take some of the migrants aboard.
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but the move has boosted migrant arrivals via small boats. the wife of the israeli prime minister has appeared in court for her trial on charges of fraud and breach and trust. sara netanyahu is alleged to have misused state funds in ordering catered meals worth around £76,000 at the prime minister's residence. prosecutors say the netanyahu family had a cook in the house and still ordered the food from top restaurants. sara netanyahu denies any wrongdoing. if convicted, she could face up to five years in prison. the uk government has voiced its concern over hong kong's decision not to renew a work visa for a british journalist. victor mallet is vice—president of the city's foreign correspondents' club. it was criticised by beijing for hosting an event featuring a pro—independence activist. the bbc‘s tim allman has more. fluttering in the breeze, a symbol
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of who ultimately rules the city. not that these protesters need much reminding. they came to the immigration department calling for press freedom, worried a red line has been crossed. it's notjust barring victor mallett from working in hong kong. the government is barring all future journalists from having to report on hong kong independence or any opposition voices. victor mallett writes for the financial times and he is vice president of the hong kong foreign correspondents club, or fcc. in august, the group posted an event with andy chan, the head of the hong kong national party which advocates independence. china called for to be cancelled but the fcc declined. subsequently the party was banned
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and now victor mallett does not have a work visa. all this comes just days after the fourth anniversary of the beginning of the so—called umbrella movement. these were protests calling for greater democracy rather than independence but they are unnerved at the local government and beijing. for more than 20 years, hong kong has operated under the formula of one country, two systems. some here are increasingly concerned the emphasis is now more on the former than the latter. a search is continuing for a kayaker who went missing during a race off the dorset coast. 60—year—old alistair collier from worcester was last seen around midday yesterday near the start of the course. 15 competitors were taking part in the event
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from knoll beach to swanage. coastguards said organisers raised the alarm when he did not complete the race. two men have been arrested after four police officers were injured in north london last night. two male officers were stabbed and two female officers were hurt after responding to reports of fighting in islington. one of the officers is still being treated for stab wounds in hospital. government plans to change trespassing from a civil to a criminal offence have been met with criticism by members of the travelling community. they say a lack of available space means they often have nowhere to go. if the proposals are adopted, it would give the police powers to arrest all residents on an illegal encampment, as matt graveling reports. time to move on, again. 12 hours after this is unauthorised encampment set up police arrived. i think it is horrible, mate. they don't give us a chance. we have come last night with all these kids, ten or 11 o'clock, and straightaway
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they put a section 61 on it, like we're animals. this group told me a lack of official sites means they have nowhere else to go and will be forced to use public land again. local council says the majority of new sites they propose are objected to by residents who have experience of some traveller groups leaving a mess. children could not play on the play area, local dog walkers could not walk their dogs, people felt intimidated. now, obviously, we can't get onto the field because it needs to be sanitised. police powers are currently limited, with section 61 orders only served to groups of six or more vehicles, those causing damage or being abusive, but this could be about to change. some mps want the uk to follow ireland make trespass a criminal offence. the costs on local authorities and bodies like highways england are enormous. in my area, just last summer alone, it was £350,000, just for the clear up costs. i am shocked that
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mps promoting that. if they spent as much energy promoting new sites and better ways of managing an authorised encampment, none of their constituents would be finding themselves in the state they currently are. it is not a solution. while the government consults, travellers at this camp by a road in reading say they face an impossible situation. in the berkshire area, there are no sites, no transit sites whatsoever. nothing. they want to keep moving you on all the time. they want to put it onto the next county. what would you say to people who say that travellers leave the site they are on in a mess? some travellers. not all. i have been on this site for nearly three weeks. there is no mess. any rubbish i had i brought to the local tip yard and tipped it off. councils no longer have a legal duty to provide sites, but they must assess need. a bbc survey found that between 2012 and 2016 uk councils spent £35 million creating 1800
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designated traveller pitches, however this was less than one third of the amount needed. the national police chiefs council say there is an urgent need to significantly increase the number of sites and is against criminalising trespass. i think it would take up an awful lot of police resources. with an already squeezed budget it would be difficult. is it right to criminalise families for being on lands through a lack of provision? it doesn't seem right to me. who are you angry with? is it councils, the government, the police? it is government. they don't help us. as british people, we are not foreign immigrants, we are british people at the end of the day. and this is our of life. the government say they are consulting on the effectiveness of enforcement powers and are considering the responses before deciding on the next steps.
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matt graveling, bbc news. leading british musicians including ed sheeran, rita 0ra and sting havejoined forces to warn about the impact of a no—deal brexit on the music industry. they've signed an open letter to theresa may, which was orchestrated by sir bob geldof. they claim that crashing out of the eu will seriously damage a creative sector worth an estimated £41; billion a year. playing music and broadcasting that around the world is what we have done since the ‘60s, since the beatles. it has been a giant influence, it is the actual voice of britain. so, when the brexiteers talk about a global britain, that is it. and that business, that industry which generates £91; billion a year, will be decimated by brexit. tickets for next year's glastonbury festival have sold out in just over half an hour. a record number of people tried to buy tickets when sales lines opened this morning
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according to organisers. around 200,000 people are due to attend the festival at worthy farm, somerset, injune. time for a look at the weather. much better the site today. we have glastonbury were the further north across parts of scotland and northern ireland. after the sunshine yesterday lots of rain. he is a radar chart. it is most persistent across western scotland at the moment. rain comes and goes in northern ireland. heaviest of the rain as others go and make use off but northumberland could see a few splashes of rain through the afternoon. much of england and wales dry and hazy sunshine. the best of the search and the other side you are. imelda now to come to light after the highlands. england and wales little but what cloud and
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breeze. any advice of the countryside would be east anglia and the saudis. likely drive for england and wales and any isolated showers further north. in scotland it starts with to the rain spreads itself back towards the rain spreads itself back towards the rain spreads itself back towards a hide and later on and it stays breezy. the bruises from the south—west temperatures holding up the time of the year around 15 to 18 degrees. it gets warmer to the middle part of the week before wet and windy weather returns later. victory for president champ. republicans believe in the rule of the law. republicans believe in the rule of law, not the role of the mob. a yoghurt company which supplies pret a manger has dismissed as unfounded claims by the chain that one of its products caused a suspected allergic reaction in a customer who died. ahead of the snp party conference nicola sturgeon says the party would vote for a second
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eu referendum if it's proposed in parliament. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's holly. good afternoon. if you missed last night's ufc 229, you missed more thanjust the fight inside 0ctogan with lightweight champion khabib nurmagomedov starting a brawl among the fans after beating conor mcgregor. khabib dominated the fight, beating the irishman in the fourth round by submission, which means the russian retains his title, but afterwards, in extraordinary scenes, he leapt over the cage and attacked someone in the crowd. then someone from the khabib camp climbed into the cage and appeared to attack mcgregor inside the 0ctagon. it's since emerged that three of khabib‘s party have been arrested and his payment has been withheld pending further investigation. i want to say sorry to the athletic commission, to nevada, to vegas. i know this is not my best side.
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