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hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. it's one day to go until elections in the usa, a chance for voters to send a message to the white house, after two years of donald trump as president. the president has been speaking at a rally in ohio, looking to persuade voters to back republican candidates for governor and for congress. if the radical democrats take power, they will take a wrecking ball to oui’ they will take a wrecking ball to our economy and our future. they will take a wrecking ball to our economy and ourfuture. a wrecking ball. the us says it will put relentless pressure on iran as it restores all the sanctions it lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. emotional scenes in indonesia as relatives confront officials after the black box shows the crashed plane flew four times with faulty equipment. and... say you'll be there... the spice girls are reforming, again, for a worldwide tour, four of them will be hitting the stadiums, but no posh spice. it's the last day of the us
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mid—term election campaign. let me show you pictures coming in you see donald trump in ohio and barack obama in virginia. remember, these elections will decide the make—up of both houses of congress. at the moment the republican control both houses, if either switch to the democrats, things will get a lot harder for president trump. he's been speaking in cleveland in ohio. let's listen to some of what he said. republicans have created the best economy in the history of our country and the hottestjob market ever, well, you take a look, take a look at what has happened, this is
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the hottest place economically anywhere in the world right now. when i have some wonderful leaders of countries, presidents, prime ministers, kings, queens, some dictators but we don't mention that... the first thing they say to me, is congratulations mr president —— president ui the hottest economic nation anywhere in the world, congratulations. a quick fact check. the president there said "republicans have created the best economy in the history of our country". the us economy is strong, but the unemployment rate was lower for much of the 19505 and 60s and growth was higher in the 1990s. that speech in ohio is only the president's first tonight. gonna actually was a country with the biggest gdp. that speech in ohio is only the president's first tonight. he's also going to indiana, and then missouri after that. on the other side, barack obama has been campaigning
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for the democrats in virginia. here's a little of what he said earlier. the good news is all across the country is what i'm seeing is a great awakening. people i think who had taken for granted that we have made certain strides, we've made certain progress, that yes of course women are treated with respect of course we're not going judge people based on their skin colour, their last name. of course we are going to expect basic decency and honesty and straight talk from folks in high office. suddenly people woke up and said oh, i guess we cannot take this for granted. we've got to fight for this. there's lots more on the bbc news website including this really simple guide to the mid—terms, which is a good place to start. anthony zurcher, washington.
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live from dc we talk a lot about how these could affect the president how quickly can this election result into reality? well, there is a bit ofa into reality? well, there is a bit of a timeline between the midterm elections tomorrow and win a new congress gets sworn in but doesn't happen untiljanuary. so there is a period often called a lame duck period often called a lame duck period where the old congress can still come in and passed laws, still confirm judicial appointments alike and there is talk over publicans particularly than lose power in a chamber, tamara, they could come in and try to say and bebop immigration law and fund the border wall and last minute legislative said since, and january new one is sworn in as the congress that'll be presiding
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through 2020 and all the weight to 2021. i know because of a few things he given up on predictions really, but for people watching who have not tuned into the elections, how do we gauge the likelihood that either the lower house or upper house could slip? i spent a lot of time studying this and i wrote a piece months ago updated regularly on how to predict if there's a wave election and that's an election where the out of power party racks up as a 20—30 congressional seats. there are some indicators one is called a generic balance, that's when they ask people who would you rather see democrats or republicans and power in congress and the generic ballot shows democratic advantage of about 7— a present that typically shows it's going to be a good night for democrats. another big one is up fundraising particularly individual donations to house candidates, whenever there has been more money going into the out of power party
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than in power party in the last 20 yea rs than in power party in the last 20 years that is a signifier that they will be a dip in the house of representatives, happened with republicans and 94 and democrats in 2006 and the public is 2010 this last time around not only are they are raising republicans but buy a two and one margins are ripping aside historic trends seem to be pointing towards a good night for democrats although as you say, this isa democrats although as you say, this is a different political world we live in now and anything can happen. talk to be about turnout because people could be surprised when they hear about turnout levels and the presidential election and the midterms, what would you expect to happen by the end of tomorrow? presidential elections and turnouts around 60% sometimes higher like obama's 2008 run, in midterm elections back drops to around 30% which is about the modern last 50 yea rs which is about the modern last 50 years averaged 30—35%, if it's a good night we are hearing that
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people could see this is near presidential level turnouts. if we get up to 50%, that's half the registered voters turning out, that could i a high turnout levels since could be a high turnout levels since i believe 19 18, early 20th century i don't know if we will hit that early indications are that people have been voting at much higher levels that we seen in recent past midterms. thank you very much indeed. life for us and washington you can get full coverage of the midterms through election day and into the night here on bbc news if you're watching in the uk. president trump has focused a huge amount of attention on a caravan of people travelling through mexico towards the us. he's sent thousands of troops to the border, although the caravan won't arrive for months. and he's suggested there are criminal elements in the caravan, and that the whole thing is organised by left—wing groups. well, the bbc‘s will grant is with the caravan in mexico city. that is where willis with
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that is where will is with those that is where willis with those in the caravan. this is thejesus martinez stadium on the outskirts of mexico city and the meeting point for the migrants caravan. these are the first migrants who have made it thus far, they have come from the state of veracruz, where they were gathering and having made it all away from the border with what a mullah. here, they will be provided with a cover because it is raining right now at the moment in mexico, and all the way around the outside there are human rights groups, an ngo, medical support being offered. translation: i feel good to be here, because i'm travelling with my wife, if i was on my own it'd be one thing but she's two months pregnant so we cannot take too many risks. we are happy to have made it here and that the authorities and the mexican people are binding is help and support. the aim here will be
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to regroup with maybe 6000 or so in the first main caravan. maybe a few more thousand later caravans which mayjoin once they have regrouped the decision can be taken about what the best route north is and what the best decision is as individual families and as a collective. some may choose to stay here mexico and apply for asylum here, that'll be easier in mexico city where obviously there's work and they may have family members and back could be an option for some. others will continue this arduous journey north all week to the border with the united states where donald trump has made it abundantly clear that they won't be welcome with open arms and quite the opposite. he has deployed thousands of troops to greet them when they eventually arrived. donald trump has been talking about that a lot, also talking about iran. the us has reimposed full sanctions against iran. and it's promising
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relentless pressure too. this is us secretary of state mike pompeo earlier. our objective is to starve the iranian regime of the revenue it uses to fund violent and destabilising activities throughout the middle east and indeed around the world. these sanctions were lifted as part of the 2015 nuclear deal. here's the iranian president reacting to their return. translation: the americans should be punished forever. they are bullying a great nation with an old cultural heritage, this is unacceptable to us today. in tehran earlier, three these demonstrators are chanting "death to america". i should add that burning the american flag is an annual ritual on the anniversary of the seizure of the us embassy in tehran in 1979. but there's extra hostility this year. all iranians know the sanctions will hit their economy, which is what the americans want. next, this is the us treasury secretary. stop ballistic missiles
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and abandoned their nuclear missions if they seek a path to sanction relief. we are watching the iranian regime with laser focus, if they try to evade our sanctions we'll take action to disrupt activity time and time again. the maximum pressure exerted by the united states is only going to mount from here. there are 700 individuals, banks, oil exporters, shipping companies, and others on the sanctions target list. there are some exemptions. eight countries including china, south korea and japan and italy have been given temporary waivers, as they are major importers of iranian oil. also, the uk, germany and france, which are still committed to the nuclear deal, have all promised to help european firms to do business in iran. bbc persian's rana rahimpour. it'll have a huge impact because
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many of that european banks are dealing with the united states and they are too worried about being fined because many are forced to pay millions sometimes billions in finder. especially after doing trade with iran under previous sanctions, and even before the united states left the nuclear deal, many were refusing to work with iran, so now we might have smaller deep banks in europe who might be encouraged to work with iran, but on a larger scale it's very unlikely they'll do it, that'll touch anything related to that. from the iranian perspective they would know this is coming so have they been able to make measures and preparations to reduce impact? they say they have done that, internally, they have introduced packages to make sure
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that the poor are less harmed by this, so they are given coupons or cards, cash cards where they can use to buy commodities, so in the banking sector, they have been working on a system called spv, what the europeans watch is a special purpose vehicle in which european companies can carry on working with iran but as you mentioned it's not finalised, they say probably beginning of next year, but that will, this is still very unclear to many of us on how it'll work. it clear watching the midterms in the us that for donald trump it's not just about iran, and a potential nuclear threat it's also about politics, particularly the clip is true in iran, the way the president there's managing it it's notjust about the economy, it's about trying to sure up his position. yes he invested a lot on the nuclear deal from day one when he became the
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president, he promised the people there will be a nuclear deal and he did deliver, but what he has been very unlucky because president trump decided to leave the deal and push iran back to where it was. the side fa ct iran back to where it was. the side fact is that now, the reformists in iran have to be in the same lines as the hardliners when it comes to the us. because now the hardliners are saying that we always told you you shouldn't trust americans and you see what they did, so it means that any reformists in iran is going to be sidelined and are under a lot of pressure and they have been proved wrong to trust united states. we will have more from around the world, we'll also cover biggest story today. #. or the five spice girl saying
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they're coming back for a big tour. the mayor of london says it could take up to a decade to solve the problem of violent crime in the city. a man was stabbed to death in anerley yesterday, making him the 116th person to be murdered in london this year. be increased in violent crime which is been since 2014 is unacceptable, we are trying to learn from other parts of the world, where they have been successful in grappling with theissue been successful in grappling with the issue of violent crime in glasgow and scotland, they had a violence reduction unit set up in the mid—2005 which is a public—health to tackle the issue. that meant dealing with knife crime like an infection, you should the infection you stop it from spreading and stop the further infections in the future meaning tough enforcement meeting police officers have
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targeted searching those and arresting people are nice but looking at causes and the deep problems in these young people. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is... president trump speaking at rallies ahead of the midterms tomorrow and hoping to persuade folks on issues of immigration and economy giving them good reason to support the republican. on its final four flights, the passenger plane that crashed in indonesia last week had a problem with its airspeed indicator. that's the instrument that tells pilots how fast they're travelling. no survivors have been found, out of the 189 people on board. and today at a press conference, relatives wanted answers. lion air's founder was at
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the conference, at one point, relatives demanded he stand up. he didn't speak, just clasped his hands in prayer and bowed his head. and this was the head of the indonesian search and rescue two timed over pause as he fought back tears as he promised his agency will continue searching for what he called our brothers and sisters, as long as there is a chance for them to be found. the body of the plane hasn't been found yet. we know it went down in the java sea around this area. searchers recovered the plane's black box recorder last week though, and that's why we now know about airspeed indicator.
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here's theo leggett. this is certainly a significant development it tells us that there was recurrent fall to the air crash in the days leading up to the accident. but a fault with an airspeed indicator should not of itself be enough to cause accident, there are other systems on board in theory what should have happened is that one system is not working, the pilot showed have relied on a separate system. there are however, presidents where this is happened and pilots have ended up confused and accident has happened as a result. for example in 2009 air france crashed on the coast of brazil what happened there was that it was playing up and cost autopilot. wording and the pilot left in control of aircraft and did not communicate with one another effectively and that ultimately led to the accident it was a chain reaction, it's possible something similar could happen here, but these are early stages in the investigation.
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the latest revelation will be too though, his questions about the maintenance records of a are, why are there was a fault it was not rectified and whether or not there pilots were trained to deal with that situation. working out what actually happened to the aircraft, the emphasis now will be on trying to find the cockpit voice recorder, the second flight recorder which will reveal what was going on in the cockpit at the time. the conversations between the pilots and any alarms and other noises they may have been hearing. once the information is come together, investigators should be able to get a clear and accurate idea of what actually went wrong and what conclusions need to be drawn from it. the air quality in delhi has reached a ‘severe' level for the second time this week. a good level of air quality would score between zero and 30. parts of delhi are on almost 400. and this is despite being
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in the middle of a ten day period all are allare in all are in severe neuropathic —— remember good polity is 30. and this is despite being in the middle of a ten day period in construction and traffic are being restricted to try and help. devina gupta is in the middle of all this. i'm in one of the world's worst polluted cities and air i'm breathing is filled with sulphur, nitrogen and a particle matter called pm 2.5. the level of that today is at severe. it's almost 50 times the prescribed safe limit by the world health organization. some of the side effects of this air is that i get tingling and my throat and causing burning and my eyes start watering after a few minutes, the main reason for this pollution is because of farmers clear their crop area
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by burning the residue. and because the wind is less, they are get locked in a creates a small pockets of smoking are in the city. the other big reason is vehicular pollution and the festive season diwali which is around the corner where many burn fireworks adding to the worsening air quality. demand for pollution masks like this one is shooting up customers are buying these masks at about $50 to filter the toxic air they inhale. but experts say they're not 100% effective. the indian government is also ordering all the construction activity around the city to be stopped, but doctors are claiming that this air is like inhaling 15 secret everyday and they are putting a cap on the fireworks burned around the seasons to reduce the toxicity and the air, but environmentalists say these measures are too little as almost 90 million people are at a great help risk in this city
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at this time of year. there's been more to and froing in the trade war between the world's two biggest economies. robin brant is our correspondent in shanghai and his online piece is asking if president xi's economic reform promises are underwhelming or not? he was at an event where president xi again promised to cut import tariffs and open up the economy, to outside competition. that came hours after president trump told a campaign rally in tennessee. translation: be opening door will not close but opened wider and wider, china will never stop taking steps to push forward an opening in higher—level, loathing and open world economy and a construction of community with a shared future for mankind. i was a few hours after
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president trump said at a campaign rally... "we've taken the toughest—ever action to crack down on china's abusive trade practises. we're doing very well". samira hussain is in new york. what i understand more of what he is proposing in terms of outside company, it being able to trade into china. they key here is that he's seeing a lot of these things but there's no actual time given and specifics on what exactly is going to do. which leads some to wonder if this is just to do. which leads some to wonder if this isjust something to do. which leads some to wonder if this is just something to to do. which leads some to wonder if this isjust something to had been set, but not really to be at any action behind. you referred to president trump and him on the campaign trail he certainly has been talking about trade and now he's tough on trade and working well for americans, but if you look at the actual numbers here, they're starting to be some questions whether the trade war is actually
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working to america's benefit. if you look at the growth numbers sure, they came in really high throughput 596 they came in really high throughput 5% that's good, the american economy is robust but if you factor in trade, it trade numbers were going on at levels we saw before that trade war, we would have seen a growth at about 5%. if you're looking at some of the financials or how the us market has been doing lately, a lot can be put to these trade war is. i was interested that you said that the chinese president is announcing but not putting dates on them, in terms of different tariffs, that they have been announcing are they all now in place are always still waiting for the stick again? they have been announced and in place but of course united states is that they may actually put in more tariffs, so not everything that we import from china that the americans import from china is subject to these additional tariffs, they could impose a more of
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them but i think what's going to happen is the chinese president will meet with president trump at the g20 summit on november 30 and on december one he's hosting a dinner and a meeting with the presidents and a meeting with the presidents and so people are expecting, at least at this going to be no concrete outcome, the two men are at least sitting together breaking bread to. thank you. live with us from new york of course if you want more, is this coverage get that through our website or app, downloaded from the app store. you'll be in business. we will be backin you'll be in business. we will be back ina you'll be in business. we will be back in a few minutes. hello, notjust did uk that weather is pretty milder. also across eastern seaboard of the united
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states we see southern winds this affront bring cloudy sky and outbreaks of rain plus pretty mild. through the night time we could see a few severe thunderstorms break out even and odd tornado on parts of arkansas, missouri and tennessee. but in the forecast for tuesday heavy rain pushing its way east as the weather front continues to push its way and, pretty windy, cold air working into central areas of canada particularly saskatchewan and manitoba where there could be around 50—20 cm of snow before the cold weather goes south into parts of upper midwest. here are things you don't see too often an area of low pressure bringing heavy rain across middle east in the last one hours we have seen 96 mm of rainfall on parts of eastern iraq and more too, as we into tuesday as well. eastern and kuwait and iran could see 50— perhaps hundred millimetres of rain
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although that can vary significantly. however, that much rain could cause localised flash flooding, area of low pressure developing and moving towards sri lanka, we have lots of showers showing up in the rain is going to be pretty heavy we could see 50—100 mm falling maybe 200 and wetter areas causing localised lighting issues, some of the heavy rain also getting in there, otherwise dry weather and intense fog patches and northern india, the forecast in australia might be having an drought but the weather front working into the next air to could bring useful welcome rain into the interior of south wells and as it pushes in, we will see temperatures dropping away in sydney not too bad high of 25 degrees but it'll continue to get cooler in victoria. over the course of the week we had nasty flooding in the
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italy you may well unheard, citing resulted in a number of fatalities how bad it was with the roads looking like rivers. area of low pressure cause in the planning is fading away but that's another one moving and as we head into tuesday bringing more heavy rain and mountain snow to the north of italy, could see heavy snow particularly 2000 metre elevation and generally looking pretty unsettled on western europe with strong wind at developing on the coast of france. bringing wet weather. quick cool and highs of 11 imaginative and you will see ina highs of 11 imaginative and you will see in a moment, and the uk the full forecast will be coming up in half an hour. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. the president has been speaking at a rally in ohio,
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looking to persuade voters to back republican candidates. if the radical democrats take power, they will take a wrecking they will take a wrecking ball to our economy, and to our future. a wrecking ball... the us says it will put relentless pressure on iran as it restores all the sanctions it lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. the irish government tells the uk to "stand by its commitments" on avoiding a hard border with northern ireland after brexit. and... say you'll be there... the spice girls are reforming — again — for a worldwide tour — four of them will be hitting the stadiums, but no posh spice. it's the last day of the us
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mid—term election campaign. there is donald trump with a couple of rallies, we have also seen barack obama turning out for the democrats. the reason these elections are so important if they decide the make up of both houses of congress. if the democrats take even one of them, suddenly things get a lot harder for presidents come. these are pictures from cleveland, ohio. when he was speaking there, once again, he brought up the of immigration. millions of illegal aliens to violate our laws, and break into our country, and they want to sign them
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up country, and they want to sign them upfor country, and they want to sign them up forfree country, and they want to sign them up for free welfare, free health care, free education, and of course, the right to vote. the right to vote! and he has been talking a lot during this campaign about the migrant caravan that is moving up through mexico, which in the end intends to reach america, though it had a few months ago. some would push back at the president and say, we are a nation of immigrants, we need to be more welcoming, the president's argument is that he's not against all immigration, but he wa nts not against all immigration, but he wants more restrictions. minnesota knows a huge amount about this issue. for example, minnesota is a state that's home to tens of thousands of somali immigrants who originally came to the country in the early 1990s. while many are still struggling to assimilate, some are building their own business empires and even running for office. the bbcs merchuma has been there. american women are organising running for office and following politics more closely. a move that comes with many hurdles especially
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for black women and immigrants like this lady. she is buying for house of representatives in minnesota's district, 602a it is usually said that campaigning alone does not... but hard work does. it has its own challenges, but it doesn't, it's not impossible. it is possible, and despite this, it's not even about me any more, it's about other young women, muslim young women, africa and young women, that there is a limitless possibilities for them, that they can do whatever it is that they dare to dream. this spirit of fighting is rubbing off on many women in minnesota. a state that is home to tens of thousands of somali immigrants. we all need each other
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to make our country great. somali women are building empires, they are theirfamily‘s breadwinners, women are building empires, they are their family's breadwinners, this lady is one of them. she owns a salon. for their businesses to flourish, these women are aware of their need to be better represented in the sense of political power. our president is good with numbers, and economy, we should give him credit for that, but, if economy, we should give him credit forthat, but, if he economy, we should give him credit for that, but, if he was a little bit nicer, it would mean a lot. if he just said kind words to us. bit nicer, it would mean a lot. if he just said kind words to us! sentiment which resonates with many women across the us. these people are largely being seen as a referendum on trump. local media reports that the most, who they picked on the ballot. at the end of the day, the party that controls congress will make the president's life a breeze or a nightmare during the last two years of his time. the
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midterms have long attracted fewer voters tha n midterms have long attracted fewer voters than elections of presidential years, with minorities and young people among those most likely to stay home, but this year, research shows voter turnout rose sharply. absolutely, my whole family registered. everybody is registered. my registered. everybody is registered. my mum, my sisters, everybody. but in minnesota, there is a sense of unease, especially among business owners like fatima. people come here to talk to the shop owners, but when they talk to them, they need to realise what the needs of its community are. the rise of women in american politics isn't just community are. the rise of women in american politics isn'tjust about taking on trump. it is about potentially real change for the whole country. and remember there will be extensive coverage on election day on election
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night, online on the bbc, and here on bbc television, as well. a number of developments on the murder of saudi journalist jamal khashoggi. first, this is from mark lowen: one of mr khashoggi's sons said in an interview on sunday: but the problem is that there remains a great deal of doubt about where the body is — or even if it still exists. whilst that investigation continues in turkey today a senior saudi official spoke at the un's top human rights body in geneva. this is what they said. translation: the kingdom of saudi arabia has already
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expressed its regret and pain for the death ofjamal khashoggi. the king has already instructed the prosecution to proceed with the investigation into this case, according to the applicable laws in preparation to reaching all facts, and bringing all the perpetrators tojustice, in order to bear the facts to the public. there were a number of other state m e nts there were a number of other statements at this gathering at the un. this is one that we picked out. australia deplores the killing ofjamal khashoggi. reports that the killing was premeditated are deeply alarming. australia recommends saudi arabia fully cooperates with investigations relating to the killing of jamal khashoggi, implements legislation that holds to account government
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officials that breached the law, and takes further measures to guarantee freedom of opinion and expression. imogen foulkes is following the story for us. saudi arabia tried to head off the expected criticism here in geneva, right at the start, by promising a thorough investigation into the murder ofjamal khashoggi, and promising to prosecute perpetrators, but it didn't really work. member states here have many wider concerns, the conduct of the war in yemen was one of them. australia, for example, said that saudi arabia must guarantee access for aid agencies, so they can bring humanitarian supplies to yemen civilians. then there were repeated concerns about political repression, especially of journalists, and human rights defenders, and that famous decision by saudi arabia to allow women to drive, countries here said that was good, but not really good enough. many said saudi arabia must do much more to guarantee genuine
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equal rights for women. then there was alarm raised about continued use of torture in detention, and saudi arabia's use of the death penalty. many un members said a moratorium on that should be introduced, pending outlawing the death penalty altogether. so a lot for saudi arabia's diplomats in geneva to digest, and the un will issue its recommendations for saudi arabia on friday. we try to bring you the essential elements of stories from around the world an outside source. we turn now to cameroon. at least 81 people have been kidnapped from a school in cameroon — almost all of them are pupils. the school is the regional capital bamenda, and the local governor is blaming separatist militias. mayenijones has more. according to the authorities,
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unknown militants stormed the school at in the morning, taking pupils with them. they believe they are english—speaking separatists who have been calling for the west of cameron to secede from the eight french speaking rest of the country. this is the third time that best incident has happened. in september, a number of schools in the region we re a number of schools in the region were burned down, and in october, five students were abducted from a neighbouring school. this is happening because english—speaking separatists in cameron are calling for a boycott of all the schools in the region. they say that cameroonian schools discriminate against english—speaking students, and they say that they will not allow students in the region to return to school, along tarmac until their demands are met. the wider context of this is that there is kindly clashes going on between —— currently cash is going along over the demands for an independent
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english—speaking nation in the west of cameroon. all of this comes as the president of the country is due to be sworn in, tomorrow, the president has been in power since the 805, and this will be his seventh time in power, and many engli5h —— term in power, many endless people say that he is part of the problem. to bring you up—to—date on brexit... ireland has told the uk government to "stand by its commitments" on avoiding a hard border between northern ireland and the republic. the irish border is the main barrier to progress in negotiations between the eu and the uk. here is the irish prime minister speaking earlier. of course it has been a problem all along. the united kingdom in many ways is a divided kingdom. the people are split 50—50 on whether they
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want to leave the european union or not. the capital seems divided, the government seems divided. parliament is divided, and that has made it very difficult to come to an agreement. i would much prefer to have a united kingdom, and united country to be a partner of this negotiations, but we don't, so we have to work through. thankfully, in ireland, we have a government that is united, and we have a parliament as well that is largely united behind the government. he also told theresa may he won't accept any brexit deal that gives london the unilateral power to halt backstop arrangements for the border with northern ireland. jonathan blake is in westminster. put that in a language that everyone understands, whether watching in the uk or elsewhere? what is the irish prime minister digging in and hear? well, he is digging in on the major sticking point between him and the rest of the eu 27 remaining member states, and the uk, over this issue
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of the backstop. what to do in the event that no free trade agreement between the uk and the eu can be agreed, or implemented, in time. what to do in that event, about the northern ireland border, which of course will become the uk's border with the european union, because the republic of ireland bisley will rain in the eu. both sides have agreed that there needs to be something in the withdrawal agreement, the divorce agreement, that guarantees there will be no hard order, no infrastructure, nothing there, that present any kind of presence of both sides to agree on, but they can't agree how best to do that, and what they also issue differ on is whether that should be temporary or not. britain would like it to be somehow time—limited, and that they would like somehow to be able to remove themselves from that agreement, at some point in the future, so that the uk does not remain infinitely
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tied to the eu forevermore. the eu say, if you do that, then frankly it is not a backstop, because a temperate backstop is not really a backstop, at all. that is the major sticking point is still in the 5% of the negotiations which are left to be agreed, on the withdrawal agreement, if you believe the prime minister, theresa may, as she puts it. and there is very little official being said in the negotiations, or from official being said in the negotiations, orfrom brussels at this stage. both sides are in the tunnel, where there are both intends talks going on day and night as to the final details, and how they can be agreed. in the meantime, thereafter milia statements coming from both the uk and the eu, restating their positions, but in terms of developments, time is running out for those to be agreed, but it does continue to be agreed. running out for those to be agreed, but it does continue to be agreedlj like but it does continue to be agreed.” like the idea of the negotiators being in the tunnel, while the
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tragic clashes that. it must be a long and dark, but we must keep a close eye on how getting on. stay with us on outside source — still to come... russia marks the 100th birthday of its military intelligence — we assess how much the country's spy agency has to celebrate. councillors in east sussex are planning to strip back core services to the bare minimum — to address a severe budget crisis. roads, libraries and social care all face cuts in what is the latest in a number of councils forced to reduce key services — and there are fears many others may have to do the same. our political correspondent alex forsyth has been to eastbourne. there is a story behind this library. i think it's really cool. not yet officially open, these children are getting a sneak preview. i think it's the best library i have everseen in my life. this library is run entirely by volunteers in premises donated by
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local shopping centre. they stepped in when the council library closed, due to cuts. there is a wonderful feel about having a library that is being run by the community, and we are very lucky that regard. but the bottom line is let's have the funding back for libraries and other community services. balancing the books is a problem for county councils across england, who face budget cuts and rising demand for social care. here in east sussex, the council plans to offer only essential services. with less money for highways, further cut in the library service, slower assessments for children with special educational needs, and less preventative work in children's social services. for the people who rely on support services, like these carers, it is a worrying time. michelle's partner has multiple sclerosis. donna's mum has alzheimer's, she looks after her, along with her sister, leigh. denise cares for her
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husband, reg, who has dementia. daycare is the any respite we get. once a week is the lifeline, and the only time you get to go out. they rely on this charity in east sussex to fill the gap left by shrinking services. their story is familiar, as councils across the country continue to struggle. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is: president trump is speaking at campaign rallies on the eve of the midterm elections in the united states. he's hoping to persaude voters with his pitch about immigration and the economy. the former head of germany's security services has been sacked for the second time in two months. the interior minister announced that hans—georg maassen has been "placed
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in early retirement" from his role as a government consultant, over a speech he gave criticising government parties. he was previously removed from his previous role in september when he cast doubt over the existence of far—right violence in the city of chemnitz. world service. an 18—month—old baby has been rescued from the ocean in new zealand, in an incident that's been dubbed a miracle. a fisherman on a boat spotted what he thought was a doll in the water. it turned out to be a toddler who'd managed to leave the tent where his family were camping on the beach. russia has celebrated a national holiday today. it's the 100th birthday of the nation's military intelligence agency - the gru. we've talked about it a lot this year because of a failed hacking operation in the netherlands — and its suspected role in the salisbury nerve agent attack. none of which will have dented the status of russia's military spies at home. steven rosenberg has made this report about them. it did not look much like a birthday party.
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russians seemingly fighting to the death. but in a beloretsk, this was a special anniversary show for the 100th birthday of russia's military intelligence service, the gru. there were soldiers past and present here, watching, remembering those who had given their lives for the motherland. they paraded through the town, with one of the symbols of russian military intelligence, the bat, the animal that can hear everything. but this may not be such a happy birthday for the gru. the unmasking of the two salisbury poisoning suspects as gru agents has embarrassed moscow, and thrust the organisation into public view. awkward for a secretive spy agency. britain says that the organisation russians are celebrating today, the gru is a threat to british citizens and to britain's allies.
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but through the state—controlled media here, russians are told a different story. that it is the west threatening moscow, that the gru is protecting russia. dimitri tells me that if what the west is saying about the gru is true, it means the russian agents are doing a good job, it means they are scared of us. not everyone here is so upbeat, with the gru also implicated in election meddling in the west, and in a failed coup in montenegro, some russians believe the spy agency is playing a dangerous game. translation: this situation is not normal. if every country did the kind of things that gru are accused of, this could end very badly for the whole world. as for the show, well,
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it ends bizarrely. and rather violently. when russia has a problem, it throws everything at it, all its power. then again, if there is one thing that russia despises, it is weakness. it plays tough, and it plays to win. and controversy about its intelligence agencies isn't going to change that. well, from steve bell on russian power, to girl power. now, the moment some of you have been waiting for. the spice girls are back — and are going on tour. here's how they told us. # la la la la la la la...# they shared the news on their official twitter page
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with this video. but they also revealed that posh spice — victoria beckham — won't be part of it. still, people are excited. here's chi chi izundu with why. everybody loves the spice girls. they were a particular a red and our history, whether you like it or not. they did signify stuff, and they did in power is a lot of young women to believe in girl power, and now they are coming back. they're radwanska that have refund and made millions, ta ke that have refund and made millions, take that made millions from just going on tours around the world. their songs worth an epitome of an era. so we can'tjust ignore the fa ct era. so we can'tjust ignore the fact that the spice girls are coming back. earlier i spoke to daniel rosney from newsbeat. remember the day that geri left. this was not a... they were reunited
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in 2007-2008, they this was not a... they were reunited in 2007—2008, they said that was it. they close the olympics in 2012, and victoria beckham said that is me done, i'm hanging up by mike, but there is no surprise that she has said no to this. roger has given them her blessing. huge stadiums, six stadiums in the uk for now, they might doa six stadiums in the uk for now, they might do a worldwide tour. the six stadiums are in the uk, edinburgh, bristol, coventry sunderland, and magister. tickets are going on sale on saturday morning, so we have got to see how big a demand there is the them. —— and manchester. so it is quite easy to see how big —— forget how big they got at one stage. it was with nelson mandela? they were massive. their debut album sold 23 million albums worldwide, and to still the biggest debut album from a female group. they had a film that
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grossed 66 million us dollars that the box office. they were massive, ten yea rs the box office. they were massive, ten years ago, they sold out the 02, 18 times. it'll be a distinct and see if people still care. presumably the grand plan is notjust a uk tour, said ticket to the world afterwards after proving it works?” suspect they would like to go to america. scary spice is a judge on america's got talent. so it will be interesting to see where they take it around the world, and scary spice today said on a uk chat show that she is going to fight for posh to comejoin them for at she is going to fight for posh to come join them for at least one full. that's the end of the programme. see you tomorrow. hello, there was no major needs to
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wrap up against the cold this bonfire night. it was mild out there and margaret remains, sadly for the next few days. it will be quite windy, the wettest weather found in the west, but that is not to say thatis the west, but that is not to say that is not to say that eastern areas will not get any rain, it is just that this area of high pressure, here, across the heart of europe, isjust pressure, here, across the heart of europe, is just about is enough to provide some production across eastern areas from these frontal systems pushing in from the west. low pressure in charge of the weather, the winds circulating around, in this anti clockwise direction, continuing to draw mild airfrom the direction, continuing to draw mild air from the self. quite a murky start to tuesday morning, with the and fog patches around. eastern areas, the odd shower, but lots of dry weather and some bright asbo ‘s. further west, the rain started to p9p up further west, the rain started to pep up as we go through —— brighter spells. further west, the result added to pep up, and the wind could see gusts of 50 mph later in the
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day. still mild, 16, 17, possibly 18 degrees across parts of the south—east. as we go through tuesday night, this heavy and perhaps thundery rain will continue to affect some western areas, and as this frontal system drives eastwards, this is one of those times in the week where eastern areas will see a little bit of wet weather, not a great start there. london, norwich, is there in england at until eastern scotland, either. it will dry at until eastern scotland, either. it willdry up at until eastern scotland, either. it will dry up in these areas, but some hefty and thundery showers chasing into the south. all the time, persistent rain in the west, especially from northern ireland, which is shaping up to be a faulty speu which is shaping up to be a faulty spell of weather overall. look at this bump in the as of ours, that is high pressure trying to temporarily get a foothold on our weather, and that could allow things to turn a little bit chilly in the first part of their stay. nothing desperately called, maybe chanted format or 5
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degrees. once again, we will see some dry weather and some sunshine, especially mused. the odd shower, here. uncertainty about the exact position of the rain, but most likely in the west, and temperatures 11-40d. likely in the west, and temperatures 11—40d. friday, a lock of fine and dry weather for central and eastern areas, it west, a fresh batch of wet and windy weather pushing south—west into wales, again into northern ireland, and that it is up for the weekend. it looks like this frontal system was weak eastwards during friday night. a fair dollop of rain, and that leaves just with low pressure in charge for the weekend. it is likely to bring some strong winds. in fact it is worth staying in touch with the forecast of you have planned this weekend, because the winds could cause one or two issues, and there will be simmering, at times, as well. we keep the u nsettled at times, as well. we keep the unsettled look to the weather during next week. the jet stream, strong jet racing across the advanta, driving weather systems to war out
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that back towards our shores. this westerly jet will tend to that back towards our shores. this westerlyjet will tend to bring the winds in from the west or the south—west. so it won't be quite as mild as it is at the moment. equally, he really called error mains locked away through the north. generally speaking, yes, relatively mild into next week, but often windy, with the rain at times, the wettest weather once again will largely be in the west, as nothing desperately called on the horizon, for the time being. tonight at ten — hundreds more officers on the streets on london after four fatal stabbings in less than a week. more tributes were left today for the 15—year—old killed last week. none of the four stabbings were connected. the surge in violence has raised new questions about cuts in police numbers in recent years as officers focus on the latest crimes. each and every one of those tragic murders affects families, affects friends and acquaintances, and i can't imagine the emotions
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and the distress they must be going through. we'll have the latest as the mayor of london warns it could take a decade to sort out the city's crime problem. also tonight... in iran, mass demonstrations as the us reimposes economic sanctions, demanding a change of course from the iranian government. the library run by volunteers because of council spending cuts
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