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time for a look at the weather — here's tomasz shafernaker. bonfire night tonight, what will it be like? it'll be ok, but things do go downhill after that. for the short term, looking pretty good. for this time of year, very mild, 17 agrees, today and tonight. but it'll stay mild, which is good news for bonfire night. the air is coming all the way in from the mediterranean. the weather turning rough in some western parts of europe, but this weather front is helping western parts of europe, but this weatherfront is helping bring in some of the warmth from the southern climes. so that is what we are feeling right now. at least 16 in london, even in yorkshire temperatures could get into the low teens. different story in northern ireland and western scotland, more cloud and spots of rain. for most major towns and cities, if you are out, i know we were celebrating over
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the weekend and on friday, but if you are still out on night it isn't that bad at all. relatively mild. it is still nippy because it is november but still relatively mild. tonight, southerly winds continue, mist and fog forming. the thinking is somewhere around the midlands, maybe through yorkshire, as well. could be quite sick first thing on tuesday. but then the weather goes downhill. —— quite thick first thing. this weather front here will reach south—western part of england and also into wales. there could be and also into wales. there could be a lot of heavy rain. no laughing matter here, it could be a real soaker through matter here, it could be a real soa ker through tuesday matter here, it could be a real soaker through tuesday night and into one step across some western parts of the uk. that's because a weather front stalls across this pa rt weather front stalls across this part of the uk. it's coming from the south, drawing on moisture from the south, drawing on moisture from the south at the same time, and that usually gives these weather fronts some extra power and they rain a lot. wednesday, heavy rain across
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western areas. the further east you are, there will still be some heavy rain, but in the form of showers. hitand miss, rain, but in the form of showers. hit and miss, on and rain, but in the form of showers. hitand miss, on and off, so not all the time. and still relatively mild, we are talking about 13 in london and in newcastle. the average of this time of year is normally between nine and 11 degrees. those values are still close to the mid—teens in the south of the country as we head towards the end of the week. and even in the north, around double figures. the weather is going downhill, but at least it is going downhill, but at least it is still staying relatively mild. that's it, back to you. thanks very much. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime... four murders in five days in london: scotland yard say hundreds more officers will be deployed in the capital. that's all from the bbc news at one — so it's goodbye from me — and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. the latest for you from the bbc
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sport centre. boxer floyd mayweather‘s making an unexpected move into the world of mixed martial arts. he's signed a deal to fight japanese kickboxer tenshin nasukawa on new year's eve. mayweather is a1, and has an unbeated boxing record in five different weight categories, but has never fought profrssionally in mixed martial arts. i've done wrestling a little bit. i can box. we willjust see. i can do it all. you know, i can do anything ifi it all. you know, i can do anything if i set my mind to it. all the
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people in my team, i'm pretty sure we're going to be on the same page. one thing we have to do, we have to have rules. there's rules and regulations for everything we do in life, so i'm sure once i speak with the guys from my team, we will all be on the same page so we will go out there and do what we have to do. a brave decision at the age of a1. liverpool midfielder xherdan shaqiri will miss the side's champions league game against red star belgrade in serbia tomorrow. he's been left out of the squad in order to "avoid any distractions" that may be caused by his albanian heritage. loads of goals in the premier league yesterday, most of them for manchester city. they thumped southampton 6—1, sergio aguero scored his 150th premier league goal, set up by raheem sterling who went on to score a couple of goals himself and really steal the show. city, back to the top of the league — two points ahead of chelsea who also won. to rugby union, and a big boost for england ahead of their second autumn international against new zealand this weekend. co—ca ptain owen farrell
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is free to play. he's not going to be punished for this thumping tackle at the end of their match against south africa. it was the last play of the match and helped england hold on for a hard fought win. lots of commentators and former players felt it was at least a foul, but the authorities disagree. johanna konta has got a new, permanent coach. she's hired dimitri zavialoff who she worked with one a trial basis at the kremlin cup in moscow last month. the frenchman was stan wawrinka's first coach. on the eve of the first test against sri lanka, england captain joe root says his team will be trying a bolder and more courageous approach to their cricket. england haven't won a test series in sri lanka for 17 years. root says its time for them to try something different — and that players are feeling the competition for places on the team. guys know that throughout this trip we are going to play on three very different surfaces, and for us to win over here it's not going to be 11 players, it will be a squad performance.
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there will be a time when the balance of the team might change quite drastically and we have to be open to that and expect that. it's not about you individually, it's about collectively doing something special. we've done things in a certain way in the past when we come to the subcontinent and i think it's time to try something slightly different. you know, be a little more bolder if you like, and courageous and maybe really try and exploit every surface we play on. no alastair cook, of course. it's ridiculous to say you won't miss his experience but what impact does it have on you as a captain, to be without somebody of such experience and authority? i've played 70 odd games and he's been involved in every single one of them. it will be slightly different. it has been slightly strange, him not being around, but it creates opportunities for other guys to stand up and take on that leadership role within the side on the squad. and you are starting to see that already, which is really promising. that's all the sport for now. you can find more
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on all those stories on the bbc sport website. i will be back with more at two p:m.. we will take you to the us because the secretary of state mike pompeo is giving a news conference on the latest sanctions imposed on iran, tough new sanctions, so let's listen tough new sanctions, so let's listen to what he had to say. we have decided to grant narrow and temporary waivers to prevent the continuation of three nonproliferation projects currently under way. allowing these activities to continue the time being will improve ongoing the civil nuclear programme lets —— make the facility is less susceptible to elicit and illegal nuclear use. rest assured, iran will never come close to getting a nuclear weapon on the watch of president from. i will now turnit watch of president from. i will now turn it over to the secretary. thank
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you. today, the united states is executed on the final actions to withdraw on the president obama administration's fatally flawed iran deal. this morning we will fully impose sanctions on the iranian regime. this is part of a maximum unprecedented economic campaign that the united states is waging against the united states is waging against the world's largest state sponsor of terror. today we sanctioned more than 700 individuals, entities, aircraft and vessels as part of treasury's largest ever single day action targeting iran. over treasury's largest ever single day action targeting iran. 0ver300 treasury's largest ever single day action targeting iran. over 300 of those sanctions on new targets and in addition we are listing hundreds of individuals that were previously sanctioned, granted sanction relief under the former regime. these powerful sanctions directly target iran's banking, energy and shipping
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sectors. the iranian regime has funded billions of dollars to the islamic revolutionary course, forced through the banking sector. today's designation clues 50 iranian banks and theirforeign and designation clues 50 iranian banks and their foreign and domestic subsidiaries in conjunction with the support of the iranian regime for international terrorism, proliferation of mass destruction or their means of delivery and human rights abuses. our actions includes identification of more than 400 targets including over 200 persons and vessels in the iran shipping and energy sector, iran air, the national airline of iran and more than 65 aircraft. the placement of nearly 250 persons in associate block properties on the specially designated national 's list. the atomic energy organisation of iran. over the last five years the treasury has invented some of the most impactful sanctions ever seen. combined with the previous actions,
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more than 900 iran related targets have been sanctioned under this administration in less than two years. that marks the highest ever level of us economic pressure on iran. we are making it abundantly clear to the uranium regime that they will face mounting financial isolation until a fundamentally change their destabilising behaviour —— iranians regime. the leaders of iran must see support for terrorism and end the destructive regional activities immediately. they must stop ballistic missiles and abandon their nuclear ambitions if they seek a path to sanctions relief. we are watching the iranian regime with laser focus and if they tried to evade our sanctions we will take actions to disrupt their activity time and time again. the maximum pressure exerted by the us is only going to mount from here. companies around the world need to know we will be strictly enforcing sanctions. thank you. time preview
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questions. let's go to sky news. —— time for a few questions. this is a question for secretary pompeo. the president invoked game of thrones when discussing sanctions. do you think that was appropriate? this administration has been consistent from the first day he was inaugurated about our intentions. we understand that the islamic republic resents a threat to the us and we are determined to stop it and much has been made of this game of thrones. i haven't seen any of you comment on the response. this is a man who has american blood on his hands. he has killed american soldiers. and that's not funny. and the exactions that the islamic republic are taking are not about little silly things that people get
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wrapped up about in washington, dc but very serious matters that impact all of europe, all of the middle east and the world and our young men and women in harm 's way today. next question. ok, we will move on to beatrice pascual. thank you very much. i was wondering what could you say to the european countries that we re say to the european countries that were expecting to be on this list of countries that are not going to suffer the sanctions and what kind of relations do you have with them and other conversations regarding this topic? i don't think we've ever said that it relates to the european countries being exempt, in fact quite the contrary. we expect them to honour the sanctions. having said that there are certain transactions that there are certain transactions that they can continue to do whether they are humanitarian transactions or specific trade in the restricted
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accounts. let me emphasise, as i said last week, we will make sure that humanitarian transactions are going for those purposes so this is not about hurting the people of iran but we will not let money be diverted to humanitarian purposes. with respect to the relationship, we have been very clear with all the european countries. there are more than three. we should know that. many of them are fully supported of what it is we are undertaking and they have ta ken what it is we are undertaking and they have taken a different approach with respect to the jc poa. but it's also something that the world should know. european businesses have already made their decisions and they've decided not to do business with the islamic republic of iran and we are confident the sanctions regime we put in place will be effective. you talk about the destabilising behaviour of iran in
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the region. how does that differ from the behaviour of saudi arabia? let me go through the list. underwriting lebanese his brother are presenting a threat to the us and israel. underwriting the buddies in yemen causing enormous conflict to take place in that country will stop the efforts in iraqi to undermine the iraqi government, funding shia militias that are not in the best interests of the iraqi people and their efforts in syria, the list goes on. the difference in behaviour between those two countries is remarkable. since we've taken countries is remarkable. since we've ta ken office the countries is remarkable. since we've taken office the kingdom of saudi arabia has been very supportive of our efforts on counterterrorism, they have assisted with us and our secretary has assisted them on a couple of projects and it is completely clear. the islamic republic of iran is the destabilising force in the middle east today. we will leave that news conference. we were watching the us secretary of state mike pompeo, just
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outlining the tough new sanctions that the us has imposed on iran. much more on that throughout the afternoon on bbc news. the cabinet will meet tomorrow to discuss a possible way forward, after theresa may reportedly secured "private concessions" from brussels, which could mean a deal being found in the brexit talks. much of the debate over the past two years has centered on free—trade. but what exactly is a free trade agreement and how does it differ from what the uk has with the eu now? reality check‘s chris morris unpacks the terminology. everyone in the brexit debate is promising to give you free trade, and who doesn't like free stuff? so, what is a free—trade agreement, and how might it be different to what we have with the eu now? well, free trade deals aim to get rid of tariffs or border taxes on goods, all the stuff we make, meaning there
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are no charges for bring those products across the border. they also try to get rid of quotas so there's no limit on how much trade you can do. the idea is to make trade between different countries as easy as possible. but free—trade deals don't get rid of border checks entirely. it's not frictionless trade. countries still make their own rules on things like safety regulations or product standards, for which traded goods need to be checked. that doesn't happen when you're part of the eu, because in the eu's economic zone, the single market and the customs union, there is one set of rules that all countries follow. the eu also guarantees the free movement of services, capital and people. free—trade agreements simply don't cover as much. so when people talk about a super canada trade agreement between the uk and the eu after brexit, they are still talking about a much looser relationship than being part of the eu. however ambitious it
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might be, it wouldn't produce trade with no border checks or delays at all. and it wouldn't solve one of brexit‘s biggest dilemmas, how to avoid a hard border in ireland. you may think that's a price worth paying — the ability to set your own rules, make your own way and pay far less money into the eu budget. but in the end, free trade isn't entirely free. in a moment we'll have all the business news, but first the headlines on bbc news. i will not be throwing any paper planes that her. london's mayor warns that it could take a generation to turn the tide on knife crime in the capital — as the number of people killed in violent crimes across london this crimes across london this year reaches 118. iran's president declares his country will continue selling its oil — breaking the sanctions reimposed by the united states.
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around 180,000 people are to receive a pay rise today, as the real living wage increases to £9 an hour. i'm vishala sri—pathma. in the business news: activity in the uk's dominating services sector slowed to 52.2 in october compared to 53.9 in september. that's according to the ihs markit survey. the services sector , which includes banks, hotels and retailers, accounts for around 76% of the uk economy. the survey says it has found a "number of firms noted that brexit—related uncertainty and concerns about the global economic outlook had constrained demand growth for business services". sales of new cars in the uk recovered slightly in october, although they were still down on a year previously. according to the society of motor manufacturers & traders sales were down around 3% on last year. though this is an improvement on september, when there
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was a 20.5% decline. britanny ferries has revealed that uk holidaymakers are delaying booking channel crossings for next summer amid concerns about the consequences of brexit. forward bookings were down between 4% and 5% from some of its regular customers. a spokesman for the ferry operator said people were worried about the impact on areas such as pet travel, health insurance and driving licences. good afternoon and welcome to the business news. so new car sales recovered a little in october, though they were still down compared to last year, according the latest smmt figures. it says new car sales fell 3% in october compared to the same time last year. bringing the total to just over 150,000 during the month. the smmt said there had been strong growth in alternative—fuelled vehicles , with combined plug—in hybrid and battery electric
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registrations up 30%. earlier we spoke emma butcher, from the society of motor manufacturers and traders. there is an ever—increasing range of models available to suit all different types of driving needs as we have hybrids, plug—in hybrids and hydrogen as well, increasingly, so there's a really good choice and consumers are responding to that. at the moment, in the alternative sector we see the most popular segment being the hybrid segment and this offers a lot of flexibility and it's much closer to what most people who are used to driving a straightforward diesel and petrol cari straightforward diesel and petrol car i used it but we also see strong growth in plug—in hybrid take—up as well. so hearing about the growing demand for alternative vehicles there from the smmt. well scottish power is teaming up with the motor dealer arnold clark to offer consumers a dedicated green energy tariff and in—home charging point when buying an electric vehicle. consumers will also be able to use a phone app to identify the most cost— efficient times to charge their vehicle.
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joining us now is keith anderson, chief executive of scottishpower. thanks forjoining us and welcome to the business news. first off we heard about the demand, growing demand for alternative vehicles but sales of new cars are still overwhelmingly petrol, so what is the evidence people want electric cars? we are at a real inflection point, as about 2% of people currently have an electric vehicle and there are another 2% in the process of ordering one but what the data shows us is that in the next two or three years that could easily rise to 20% and possibly the easiest analogy is the mobile phone market. in the mid—19 90s there were two or 396 in the mid—19 90s there were two or 3% with the phone and in two or three years it rose to 20% and a further year after that it rose to 50% and that is exactly what we see happening with electric vehicles
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going forward. it is still pretty pricey and they are expensive against petrol cars especially after the grant was cut for buying, so how will people afford them? the predictions are that the price point will come down rapidly so most of the analysts in the most touring industry say by early 2020 you will see the price of an electric vehicle hit parity with that of a petrol or diesel vehicle —— motoring industry. we see that when that starts to happen and you get close to that point, you are likely to seek a massive exponential rise in the demand for electric vehicles and thatis demand for electric vehicles and that is what we want to be involved m, that is what we want to be involved in, and the purpose of what we have done today is to encourage that and make that happen faster by making it easier and easierfor make that happen faster by making it easier and easier for people to take on an electric vehicle and charge it at home and feel comfortable and confident about doing it. so it is government policy to phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2040. should that be brought forward? petrol and diesel cars by 2040. should that be brought forward ?|j know there was a select committee who challenge the government to
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bring it forward to 2035 what i would generally think most new technologies, one should get the price point parity and people co mforta ble price point parity and people comfortable with the concept of the technology actually, demand will massively outstripped the target and what we will see is that if we make it easier and simpler for people and ta ke it easier and simpler for people and take away some of the nervousness about where to charge the car you will see the demand through far faster. we know you are introducing a facility for charging points at your own homes but you go around the country and they‘ re your own homes but you go around the country and they're not many charging points. again maybe the analogy of the mobile phone. you will see people will charge a bit at home or at work or out when they are out and people keep the thing is topped up. most carjourneys, although people want to talk about the range of an electric vehicle, most car journeys are the range of an electric vehicle, most carjourneys are under ten miles long and therefore charging a
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home, that one charge could last you for five days and that is what we wa nt to for five days and that is what we want to make simpler for people, and the whole purpose of the deal with arnold clark is you can go to a showroom, pick a whole range of cars, get the charger at home and it ta kes cars, get the charger at home and it takes away all of the hassle and makes it so easy for you. thank you very much, keith anderson. let's have a look at the markets before we go. the ftse 100 have a look at the markets before we go. the ftse100 is have a look at the markets before we go. the ftse 100 is trading up. top of the blue—chip risers today, help—to—buy rising steel prices enjoys. —— helped by. no paper plane, i feel left out. enjoys. —— helped by. no paper plane, ifeel left out. we enjoys. —— helped by. no paper plane, i feel left out. we could make some. let's do that. we could make some. let's do that. we could make one now if you want. we can saveit make one now if you want. we can save it for simon and throw it at him later. he likes that kind of thing. too many graduates in england are seeing too little payback for the big debts they rack up at university, according to a group of mps.
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the education select committee says there needs to be more transparency about what sort ofjobs students can expect after they graduate. our education correspondent elaine dunkley reports. going to university is a big decision and investment, but with students graduating with an average debt of £50,000, is it worth it when looking atjob prospects and future earnings? today's report by the commons education committee highlights that 49% of recent graduates are working in non—graduate roles across the uk. it also criticises vice chancellors' pay, with the average salary in excess of £200,000 a year with bonuses and benefits. the report also calls for the government to reinstate means tested loans and maintenance grants for students from poorer backgrounds. we're saying that universities should look at these skills, they should be much more transparent and clear about graduate outcomes — they need to do a lot more for socialjustice,
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that would be value for money, to make sure the most disadvantaged student has the chance to climb the education ladder of opportunity. the department for education says universities are offering more choice and value and introduced measures such as degree apprenticeships, which allows students to earn a salary while learning and bringing valuable skills to the workforce. simon is nearer the top of the hour. now it's time for a look at the weather with tomasz. and it is looking good for most of us. and it is looking good for most of us. pretty mild out there and you may have found that in november it could get up to 17 degrees. for most of us, not quite that but for bonfire night looking miles, foggy and should be marred across the uk and should be marred across the uk and this is what the satellite picture looks like. across western
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europe and it is pushing in our direction. the weather is not back at all. bright weather around. around seven or eight in the evening, temperatures should be around 13 degrees in the south, 10 degrees in the north and it is going to be dry. mostly there are few showers in the forecast the yorkshire and the midlands, but the southerly wind keeps things mild and clear in places. by the end of the night not necessarily clear across parts of the midlands and yorkshire but these areas could have a mist and fog, and quite thick fog for a time on tuesday morning. the weather is expected to go downhill as we go through tuesday. notice a weather front approaching across ireland affecting the irish sea and i think
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it is wales, but italy southern wales and the south west that are likely to see a lot of rain through tuesday and also into wednesday and that's because the weather front will stall across western parts of the uk and it could be a really 5°99y the uk and it could be a really soggy one and the rainfall could be quite substantial. cornwall, devon, through the west country and into the south and you can see heavy rain pushes through from wednesday into northern ireland and also western scotland. elsewhere the rainfall will be hit and miss sofa wednesday the basic messages it is going downhill and it will start to cool off as we lose the mid—teens, but 13 degrees in newcastle on wednesday is not bad. the outlook for the rest of the week, thursday and friday, temperatures still holding above average in the south, 13 or 14 degrees and in the north we are talking about double figures but i think the advices expect the weather to go downhill as we head towards the end of the week. you will need
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your brolly at some point. goodbye. hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy. today at 2pm... four people stabbed to death in five days in london — scotland yard say hundreds more officers will be deployed on the streets of the capital. iran vows to defy the sanctions imposed once again by america, with the iranian president declaring his country is in an "economic war". our country needs you: the mod is scrapping the need for commonwealth citizens to have lived in the uk for at least five years before they can enlist. donald trump and barack obama both on the campaign trail with just hours to go until america's crucial mid—term elections. and on after line live, all the sport with katherine downes. wayne rooney will come out of international retirement to win his 120th england cap, but the debate
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