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royal navy ships to work three royal navy ships to work alongside america, canada, australia, new zealand and japan, to e nforce australia, new zealand and japan, to enforce sanctions against the dprk and reinforce the maritime security on which all trading nations depend. and today, i am proud to be able to announce the naming of hms london, one of oureight announce the naming of hms london, one of our eight planned type 26 frigates. applause as she upholds global stability, she will also bear the name of this great centre of trade and finance, reminding us of the critical link between global stability and global prosperity. just as we must work together to uphold those rules that govern out together to uphold those rules that govern our collective security, we must also show leadership in
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upholding and shaping the rules that govern the global economy. we are in a time of unprecedented interconnectedness and each barrier to trade that has been taken down has brought tangible benefits to everyday lives and stop for example before the elimination of quotas the textiles and clothing, under the wto in 2005, british consumers were paying a third more for clothes. but for nations to open up their markets to others, they need the confidence that everyone will play by the same rules. and today this global system is under real stress. a damaging trade war with spiralling tariffs is in no one's interests. but we must be honest in identifying problems and do more to work together to fix them. so we need an ambitious and urgent process for reform of the
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world trade organisation. this includes increasing transparency so countries can see where the rules and commitments are really being honoured and weather on the declaration of subsidies and respect for intellectual property rights, and updating dispute settlement processes to make sure they operate fairly and efficiently. it also includes promoting trade in services and digital not just includes promoting trade in services and digital notjust physical goods. for while services now i can for 65% of global gdp, recent trade negotiations to deliver more ambitious trade in services have stalled and while companies like amazon and ali babar had changed the nature of amazon and ali babar had changed the nature of consumer amazon and ali babar had changed the nature of consumer behaviour, the world trade organisation has been struggling to remove barriers to e—commerce trade for almost two decades. so these reforms must make sure the roles themselves remain
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releva nt sure the roles themselves remain relevant to the modern economy. —— rules. but we also need to go further, for we are now living to the most extraordinary technological transformation. a time when flows of data account for a higher proportion of growth than trade and physical goods and when artificial intelligence could almost double the value of the global digital economy to $23 trillion by 2025. and when it could increase global gdp by 14% by 2030. in this new context a la standing in the world and our ability to retain our position as a global economic hub will depend not only on the steps we take to innovate at home but crucially also on the role we play in shaping the rules that will define this new era so rules that will define this new era soiam rules that will define this new era so i am determined that we will lead
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the way. at home we will continue to pursue our modern industrial strategy matching the innovation of oui’ strategy matching the innovation of our world—class scientists and entrepreneurs with growing public investment and research and development at a regulatory environment designed to encourage not stifle change. internationally we will build on our role as an innovator in technology policy and cyber security. and a trusted economic hub between east and west to position the uk as a pivotal innovation driven, digital economy with global reach and ambitions. our new centre for data ethics and innovation will work with partners across the world to advise on the rules and best practice needed to build the best and most trusted and most innovative ecosystem in the world. an ecosystem that will help build the foundation of public support for the tech economy that is
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so support for the tech economy that is so critical to its future success. and we will use our influence and organisations like the internet governance forum meeting in paris this week, to establish global norms for free and open development of these technologies. because this is notjust these technologies. because this is not just about economics. it goes to the heart of who we are and the kind of society we want to build. being an open democracy means standing up for our baddies and freedoms, but was protecting intellectual property and safeguarding against those who would abuse or misused the access to information that technology brings —— standing up for our values for the global norms we need are to make sure these technologies developed in line with our values and secure the trust of our citizens and the uk will be at the centre of this global
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agenda. so it is clear that our security and prosperity will depend on the strength of the relationships we build right across the world. this begins with our long—standing partners with whom we share the same values. including the transatlantic alliance that is the bedrock of our security and prosperity. and of course it includes the new relationship we will forge with our european allies as we leave the european allies as we leave the european union. the negotiations for our departure european union. the negotiations for ourdeparture are european union. the negotiations for our departure are now in the endgame and we are working extremely hard through the night to make progress on the remaining issues in the withdrawal agreement which are significant, both sides want to reach an agreement but what we are negotiating is immensely difficult andi negotiating is immensely difficult and i do not shy away from that. the brexit talks are not about me or my personal fortunes, they are about
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the national interest. and that means making what i believe to be the right choices, not the easy ones. overwhelmingly the british people want us to get on with delivering brexit and i'm determined to deliver for them. i want them to know that i will not compromise on what people voted for in the referendum. this will not be an agreement at any cost and any deal must make sure that we take back control of our laws, borders and money, and it must secure the ability to strike new trade deals around the world and it must also be around the world and it must also be a deal that protectsjobs, our security and our precious union. we will have a new relationship with the eu when we have left but it will still be a close one. we will still be neighbours, championing the same
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values of freedom and democracy and the rule of law, underpinned by a rules —based global order, but as we leave the eu it is also an opportunity to raise our horizons towards the rest of the world. because the economic and demographic balance of the global economy is shifting and technology is collapsing the distances between markets. that is why this summer i visited africa where i set out a new partnership of shared interest including using our international development budget to help enable the private sector to deliver the jobs and investment africa needs. such a partnership will not just be in africa's interests but also our own national self—interest. this is entirely right. for if african countries are able to attract the investment they need, there will be significant global economic opportunities. and they will also be
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able to mitigate the risks of conflict and instability and mass migration. as we look at the coming decades, it is clear our relationships with the high—growth, high innovation economy is of asia will be important, not only to our growth but also to the shape of the global system in the face of technological transformation. we will significantly stepped up our partnership with asia and do so with the confidence of knowing we have on offer they wantjust the confidence of knowing we have on offer they want just as they have on offer they want just as they have on offer we want. we are doing so already and as many of you will know better than me, trade with china is at record levels and we are gaining increased access to china's market and looking to expand our cooperation on services will stop we have ta ken cooperation on services will stop we have taken significant steps to deepen our strategic relationship withjapan, deepen our strategic relationship with japan, collaborating on deepen our strategic relationship withjapan, collaborating on the grand challenges we both have identified as being critical to the future of our economies. now we will
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do more to help british business connect with new opportunities including as we build a new partnership with the association of southeast asian nations. we will work to secure ambitious trade deals when we leave the eu including potentially embracing the opportunity tojoin potentially embracing the opportunity to join the conference ofan opportunity to join the conference of an progressive agreement for transpacific partnership. we will use ouraid transpacific partnership. we will use our aid budget to work with private sector and to improve regional and economic cooperation, trade and connectivity, making sure this is done in line with international standards across the region. and we will base this long—term partnership on our shared strengths in innovation. because from the uk republic of korea, insect bridge to our cooperation with singapore, this is a region thatis with singapore, this is a region that is home to some of the most advanced, tech friendly and most open economies in the world with
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huge demand for british innovation design and quality. and it is a natural partner for the uk, design and quality. and it is a natural partnerforthe uk, in shaping the rules of the future global economy in a way that can support a new era of innovation. given the scale of opportunity, i'm pleased to announce that the destination of my first trade mission after brexit will be to asia—pacific mission after brexit will be to asia— pacific next mission after brexit will be to asia—pacific next spring. for i will do everything i can as prime minister to accelerate the progress we are making in strengthening relationships across this region. so tonight here in this great guildhall that stands as testament to the pioneering trade and innovation of our forefathers, we will look forward to the future we want to build for our country, and let us do so build for our country, and let us do so with confidence. confident that we can secure our place so with confidence. confident that we can secure our place in the world asa we can secure our place in the world as a global economic hub and once
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again helped write the rules of the future as we have in the past. confident that in this very room we have the unique strengths and ingenuity to forge a global future for our country that is every bit as exciting as anything that has come before. and confident that in doing so before. and confident that in doing so together we can secure our future prosperity now and for generations to come. applause studio: that was the prime minister giving her annual address at the prime —— at the guildhall in the city of london, a wide—ranging speech, talking about international politics and the relationship with russia, speaking about what happened in sores break the won —— salisbury,
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but also holding out for a change in the rather full relationship with russia at the moment. and of course brexit, which is dominating politics at the moment —— the rather fraught relationship with russia at the moment. she said the brexit talks are now in the endgame, not surprising, seeing as the uk is going to leave at the end of march next year and everyone feels a deal has to be done in the next few weeks to avoid no deal. theresa may said the talks were immensely difficult and the issues were complex and she did not shy away from that but she also said that those negotiations we re also said that those negotiations were not about her. there are many in her party who feel the success of those talks are wrapped up with her future and that if it doesn't go
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well, one former cabinet minister said if she does not get a deal through parliament, they do not see how she can survive in the job, but she says it is not about her. it is about making the right choices and not the easy ones. she says that people want us to get on with it. she has said this many times. this has gone now since the referendum for two a half years for the people will be wondering why it hasn't been wrapped up more quickly. she says she's not prepared to have an agreement at any cost. she has made it very clear that the uk must be able to sign its own trade deals. that is something which is important to many in her party and there are many who fear what is being put forward now about the uk staying in the customs arrangement could be a problem for that. and in light of that idea of signing trade agreements around the world, she
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talked about what will be her first foreign trade visit after brexit. after the end of march next year, she says she will be going to the asia—pacific area and hoping to sign trade deals. she talked about having a broader relationship with asia in particular as the uk really branches out to other parts of the world. a wide—ranging speech but i think all eyesin wide—ranging speech but i think all eyes in westminster this week will be on the cabinet meeting. there had been expectation that that could be the moment when the government signs offa the moment when the government signs off a deal with the eu but it now looks like it will be a normal cabinet meeting. we will have to see what happens, with reports saying there are some cabinet ministers who are prepared to say this time she walked away from the talks —— to say
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that it walked away from the talks —— to say thatitis walked away from the talks —— to say that it is time that she should walk away from the talks. that is it from the guildhall. we can now go to law and we can now go to outside source. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. you are fake news. it is all fake news. we're going to look at how donald trump's phrase, fake news, has been picked up by politicians all over the world. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is... marvel comics legend stan lee has died at the age of 95. the final four hostages of 81 people who were kidnapped from a boarding school in cameroon have been released. officials say that the school principal, one teacher and two students were dropped off on the outskirts of bafut town. from bbc afrique. a us think—tank says it's identified at least 13
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ballistic missile sites in north korea that have not been declared by pyongyang. earlier this month, north korea threatened to resume the development of its nuclear weapons programme if washington refused to ease sanctions. from world service radio. top gear presenter chris harris has been involved in a car crash while working for the show‘s magazine. his porsche crashed into a pick up while he was doing a three point turn. nobody was injured. that is on the bbc news website. back to the bbc‘s new project beyond fake news. as you'll know, donald trump is fond of the phrase. a quick analysis of his twitter profile tells you he's tweeted about fake news a0 times in the last 3 months. dave lee has this report on fake news in america.
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i have just received a call from secretary clinton. when donald trump won the presidency there was a brief moment when the phrase fake news meant exactly that. news that was not true. but then before he had even been inaugurated this happen. i'm not going to give you a question. you are fake news. it is all fake news. it is called fake news. fake, fake, disgusting news. seemingly overnight president trump took the phrase fake news and co—opted it to me news he simply did not like you see did not want his supporters to hear. it proved to be incredibly effective —— he simply did not like, news he did not want his supporters to hear about. it's a question of propaganda, you say it
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repeatedly and eventually it works and it sinks in. other politicians around the world saw an opportunity of their own. we were following the brizuela action, and this was a common refrain —— the brazil election. politicians in the uk and australia, they use it as a sure hand, don't believe that, trust me. studies say that trust amongst trump supporters in the media is at rock bottom and attacks against the press have taken an even more aggressive turn. fake news is in fact the enemy of the people. those words, enemy of the people, have really taken it to a new level. a dangerous level? yes, it turns people against journalism as one of the pillars of our democracy. two years since being
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elected, negative stories that might sink any other politician have simply bounced off president trump, yet as november's midterm elections drew near some wondered if crying fa ke drew near some wondered if crying fake news would still have the same effect, but with the votes in and sunni declaring it a success, it was in business as news all —— trump declaring it a success, it was very same business as usual. that is fake news. that's enough. there's no sign president trump is prepared to change his winning and highly divisive strategy. you are a rude and terrible person and you should not be working for cnn. we will have more on that in the second half of the programme. now a tweet from @business,
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"bloomberg tweeted that "british american tobacco shares plunge on news of a possible ban on menthol cigarettes in the us." and you can see what that meant on this graph — the company lost £8bn or about $10.3bn in value. and in a statement the company said, "any such proposal will have to go through the multi—year rule—making process" and it added that it "will be subject tojudicial review". michelle fleury in new york. why are mental cigarettes getting banned? you are seeing a renewed focus on the regulator here to try and clamp down on youth smoking and as part of that i looking at what they can do and one of those is a loophole that allowed flavoured cigarettes to continue to be sold with less restrictions than others. this is all reports at this stage and has not been confirmed but the prospect that could have a knock effect essentially banning menthol
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cigarettes, investors are looking at companies which sell the cigarettes, and in the case of the 80, become the makes a quarter of their profits from the sale of menthol cigarettes and the idea is causing agony for investors —— and in the case of bat. thanks forjoining us. we have some the numbers in from singles day in china. this is the enormous online shopping frenzy created by the chinese company alibaba. are you ready for these? $30.8bn was spent. it's world's biggest shopping event. it took just 85 seconds for the first $ibn of that to be spent. that's up 27% on the spending last year. duncan clark has written books about aliba ba. here he is on the challenges facing the company despite this succeess. the numbers getting bigger and
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bigger, but eventually it is not possible to double and 27% is not bad, and there are still surging, burgeoning middle class in china, so this is politically and commercially a big push to bring in high—quality products for this middle—class. there's a question over far that can go. early in the week there was not high representation from the us, but for this event the number two country coming in with products was the us, behind japan, and so consumers, once they have the choice, will buy whatever they want, although tariffs could kick in. but generally we see a strong consumer appetite for better products, especially things like milk for miller and supplements around health. the chinese will pay extra
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for those products —— especially things like milk formula. we finish with a lovely video. a 101 year old french woman was understandably excited to meet president macron at the weekend. but there was a slight case of mistaken identity — the woman was convinced angela merkel was mr macron's wife. mrs merkel tried to clear up the misunderstanding and told the woman that she was not in fact brigitte macron, but the chancellor of germany. it was to no avail. and at the end of their meeting the woman told president macron she will be at the armistice commemorations next year to see him again. i will see you in a couple of moments. the next uk forecasters coming up in half an hour but at this time of the evening we have a look at some of the main stories around the world. starting with the devastating wildfires in california, especially
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in the south california, they have been fanned by the wind around the area of high pressure and they are the santa ana winds. they are famous forfanning the the santa ana winds. they are famous for farming the flames of fire is when they have started. they are dry, warming winds coming down the slopes of the mountain is towards the coast. they are gusting up to 60 mph proving extremely dangerous so dangerous situation continues although for midweek the winter will ease a little. —— from midweek the winds. lots of rain in other parts of north america. the big cities of the north east, somewhat weather on tuesday, but after that things will be turning much colder for a time as the cold air follows the weather system to the east. the bay of bengal, india, cyclonic storm moving
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west towards the coastline, wednesday and thursday, there was developing, heavy rain, as well, chennai is in the zone so also dangerous weather on the way here. not the only top of the weather system to talk about, this is africa. mainly dry to the south. this is madagascar, a tropical weather system, with heavy downpours into the eastern side of madagascar. the cyclone season begins to get going. across the middle east, flooding downpours in places and there are more to come as we look through parts of saudi arabia into the northern golf around kuwait, intense downpours and some places will see a dead huge in a short space of time —— a dead —— deluge.
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closer to home, europe, space of time —— a dead —— deluge. closerto home, europe, quite space of time —— a dead —— deluge. closer to home, europe, quite a lot of mild weather for the time of year, temperatures very respectable and for italy the weather is much quieter than it has been. for the uk, tomorrow, fewer showers, more places staying dry, but wednesday with wet weather in northern ireland and scotland but as we go towards the end of the week the autumn flavour of weather will be changing as high pressure builds into the uk and more about that in half an hour with the weather for the week ahead. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. marvel comics legend stan lee has died at the age of 95. we're looking at the spread of false information — in our series, beyond fake news. ina
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in a special report from india, which i will play you in a minute, we meet some of the men responsible for creating false stories that in some cases have cost lives. the number of dead rises to 31 in california's devastating widlfires. we will bring you right up to date with a copper report on that in the next couple of minutes. and we will report on a court in australia hearing that a woman is accused of putting sewing needles inside strawberries, and that she was motivated by spite. the wildfires in california are now the most destructive in its history. 31 people have died. more than 220 are missing. this is a live tracker from the california fire department — you can see how widespread the fires are. as far south as near san diego and
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far north of san francisco. and three are particularly bad. the biggest is called "camp fire". it's caused the majority of fatalities — and more than 6,000 buildings have been destroyed. the town of paradise is 90% gone, according to its mayor. this one image gives you an idea of the scale of devastation. and look at this satellite image of california, taken from space, you can see the smoke very clearly visible. next — the "woolsey fire" along with the nearby "hill fire" have destroyed over 175 buildings. i have marked malibu on the map, because 175 buildings include some seriously expensive houses on the malibu coast. we know the actor gerard butler has been tweeting about going back to his house in
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malibu, describing a heartbreaking time across california, and an image of what was once his house. on top of what was once his house. on top of that, other celebrities, miley cyrus, neil young have also lost homes. john shriver is a photojournalist and has also shared this picture from the set of the tv show, westworld, which as you can see is incomplete ruins. as well as those still is, somebody to show you as well for top these are aerial pictures, not sure if this is a helicopter or a drone, but it gives you an idea how compper hence of the structure in malibu has been. on the ground, not just building structure in malibu has been. on the ground, notjust building is being affected, look at the scorched earth in the malibu hills here. something you don't see perhaps too often, houses being turned completely pink. this is a fire retardant being dropped on these are many buildings on the hope that if the fires return, the buildings will have a better chance of getting through them. this letter has been written by the california governor gerry brown and centre president trump,
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asking the president to declare a major disaster in california, but these two men do not see eye to eye. this is what the president treated a couple of days back, saying the reason these fires are happening primarily is because the forest management is so poor. governor brown does not agree with that analysis, the argues this is climate change at work, and this is more of what he said. we are in a new abnormal, and things like this will be part of our future, and this will be part of our future, and this will be the beginning. there will be things like this and worse. remember, president trump has repeatedly expressed doubts about climate change and the motivations behind those who say that it's happening. lots of scientists do not agree with the president on that. we spotted this map being shared by one scientist. it has the mean temperatures this summer in california, the dark of the red, the more they are closer to breaking records. and you can see lots of dark red across the state. there
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have been very high temperatures. the same climate scientist shared this craft, showing the average temperature in california since the turn of the century, and as you can see, there is a steady increase. he also tweeted a much more detailed thread of information, but he summed it up this way, saying you may notice that warming is part of a strong long—term trend, it looks like. california like the rest of the world is warming due to climate change, fire season along with the rest of the year is getting warmer. there is also just the issue of stopping these fires. bbc‘s dan johnson has travelled to the city just north of malibu, and this is his latest report. there are people here who have lost absolutely everything. this was a wall of flame that tore through this community, driven by the hot dry winds that blow over these hills. the ferocity of this fire was so
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intense that many people just have to run for their lives, but some decided to stay and fight. they used their garden hose to fight back the flames. they've managed to save some properties, so there are some homes here that are safe, others com pletely here that are safe, others completely destroyed that will have to be rebuilt. and a few hundred miles further north around paradise, it's a scene of total destruction there, absolute wipe—out, and the death toll continues to rise. there's been a row about the president's first response to this, blaming poor forestry management. people here say it is a much bigger issue tied to climate change, and the drought conditions they have enjoyed here for many months. the president hasjust enjoyed here for many months. the president has just tweeted support for firefighters and local emergency services, at the winds are picking up services, at the winds are picking up once more, meaning that there are more communities at risk, and there are thousands of homeowners across the state who are going to have to rebuild now. brexit. apparently uk ministers are being told ‘judgement day‘ is on the way. that's a reference to the fact that uk and eu officials are trying to get a deal done this week.
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theresa may has just been speaking at an event in london. the brexit talks a lot about me or my personal fortunes, they are about the national interest, and that means making what i believe to be the right choices, not the easy ones. overwhelmingly, the british people want us to get on with delivering brexit, and i'm determined to deliver for them. and i want determined to deliver for them. and iwant them determined to deliver for them. and i want them to know that i will not compromise on what people voted for in the referendum. this will not be an agreement at any cost. i mentioned some are saying judgment day is approaching. not everyone is quite so animated. this is a tweet from the guardian's correspondent in brussels, saying brexit fatigue is setting in, one source says they
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have stopped reading british papers. in other words, people are starting to chew now. doesn't feel like that is happening in westminster at least. it is worth saying again the biggest stumbling block for this deal being done is the irish border. the question remains, how can the uk leave the eu single market and customs union without any type of hardboard are being introduced between northern ireland and the uk and the republic of ireland? as we often do, i've been turning toward is rob watson for some help on brexit. he's been assessing whether judgment day is really an appropriate phrase to be using for where we've got to. i really do think we could be at a key moment. i know we have said that before, but i'm not clear in my mind whether we have reached the moment where the dam is about to burst for theresa may, that the divisions within her governing the conservative party inside the cabinet and beyond that perhaps the whole government will implode in the effort to get a deal or fall to
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bits, or are we despite all of that grumbling going to eventually see all the conservatives, even though they don't like the way negotiations are heading, saying you know what, i will fall in behind theresa may? we genuinely don't know but the reason it feels like judgment day genuinely don't know but the reason it feels likejudgment day is approaching isjust it feels likejudgment day is approaching is just because of the clock ticking. the position of the oppositon labour party remains elusive. its leaderjeremy corbyn was asked by der speigel whether he would stop brexit if he could — he said: ‘we can't stop it. the referendum took place. article 50 has been triggered. what we can do is recognize the reasons why people voted leavefl that doesn't tally with what the shadow brexit secretary said today. yes, technically can be stopped. the question is what are the decisions that are going to arise and what is the vote going to be? and doing the best we can with what is likely to happen over the next few weeks and months, i think the first decision
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will be whether parliament supports any deal the minister manages to bring back. on that question, the labour party has said we've got conditions, we're not going to back a bad deal, and if it's not a good deal, we'll vote it down. the next decision is should there be a general election, of course we say yes because negotiations will have failed. if that doesn't happen, then all options need to remain on the table. one option is a public vote. we had a long discussion at our party conference on this and that is the position that we all agreed. uk political correspondent rob watson again. if the opposition labour party really wants to stop brexit or make life incredibly hard for a government which is in as much trouble as the one led by theresa may, i think they could. i think if jeremy corbyn thought, you know what, this brexit, it looks like an absolute disaster, i'm going to marshal my troops and make things immensely difficult for the
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government, i think it probably could. in terms of what the government is pushing for other moment, it still would really like this summit in november if possible, wouldn't it? yes, and that is wider as all this talk, it is fantastic, like something out of the movies, one of those action comics, 48 hours to do the deal. and that is because basically the uk, and to be fair, the eu would much rather have a deal to get rid of all that uncertainty sooner to get rid of all that uncertainty sooner rather than later, but very specifically for theresa may, what she wants is to get this summit with the eu leaders, sign off on the deal and then begin that absolutely mammoth task of trying to get the deal through a very, very divided parliament, and all, preferably, before christmas. by the travellers it isa before christmas. by the travellers it is a bit like the boy who cried wolf, we keep getting told this is the week, this is the deadline, if this doesn't happen, so and so is walking out, and it doesn't all fall down like a house of cards, as people keep expecting it to. absolutely not. you going to turn
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into a absolutely not. you going to turn intoa pumpkin absolutely not. you going to turn into a pumpkin if there is no deal this week? anything could happen. is theresa may going to turn into a pumpkin? probably not. there are three options, there is the possibility of that kind of implosion, the dam bursting that i mentioned at the start, there is the chance that in the end without all the grumbling, the deal goes ahead and we are on the way this week, but there is also the chance of what's been happening all along, which is, yes, you guessed it, more kicking of the can down the road. kicking of towns, pumpkins, it's all going on with brexit. if you've got questions about this story, the bbc website has all bases covered. the war in yemen has focused on the port city of hodeidah at the moment. you can see it on the west coast of yemen here on the map. you can see it on the west coast of yemen here on the map. government forces are trying — again — to take it back from houthi rebels. the consequences are serious. medics say at least 149 people have been killed in 24 hours. hodeidah has huge value to both
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sides — and to civilians. it's the only route into yemen for around 80% percent of yemen's aid supplies. in a country with 14 million people at risk of starvation, the stakes are unimgainably high. today the un secretary general warned if the port cannot function, there will be a ‘catastrophic situation'. he added there is ‘a consensus, between the us, russia, europe and many states in the region, that it is finally time to end this conflict‘. far easier said than done. this is nada rashwan from bbc monitoring. here she is first of all on the situation inside her data. until november, pro—government forces in hudaydah, they started a fresh offensive on the port city of hudaydah. and many international
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organisations have been warning that the humanitarian organisations cannot afford to get worse. children are facing risk of death, some civilians are fighting where they can to flee. when you are trying to find information from hudaydah, how can you be sure of what you're finding, because it's almost impossible for journalists to finding, because it's almost impossible forjournalists to get there? it is, and it is also impossible to find a source that you can rely on, because the media outlets that report on the yemeni conflict can be truly polarised, so you will need to check once and twice and try to get the information from as many sources as you can. we heard from the un today, saying the situation in hudaydah could become catastrophic, and that there is a shared purpose to end this conflict, but reading it, i couldn't feel any
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major shift there. what impact do you think those words could have? this is really the first time the un has warned of a catastrophic situation. there was the first offensive by the coalition to retake hudaydah was in june. offensive by the coalition to retake hudaydah was injune. and it has been pretty much the same message, that any damage to the port of hudaydah would cause an unprecedented catastrophe in the country that has all ready been com pletely country that has all ready been completely decimated by the war. so it's hard to imagine the kind of impact that this statement, that recent statements by the un chief would make. however, saudi arabia has recently been facing unprecedented scrutiny from its usual traditional allies, following the killing of saudi journalist jamal khashoggi inside the saudi consulate in istanbul, and immediately after this pressure was
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increased from we heard calls from the us and the uk and france to end the us and the uk and france to end the war, and the us went as far as to call on the parties to the conflict to commit to a ceasefire in 30 days. think you're ray much. stay with us on outside source — still to come... a court hears how a woman accused of putting needles in strawberries was motivated by spite. a new inquest has begun into the deaths of ten civilians, killed during an army operation in west belfast in 1971. at the time, the army said those shot were either ira members or people caught in the crossfire. but earlier this year, former loyalist paramilitaries said they had been involved. chris page has the story. in 1971, chaos, and bloodshed were everywhere in belfast. the conflict known as the troubles was heading for its height.
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during august, the security forces carried out operation demetrius, in which suspected paramilitary members were detained without trial. there were violent disturbances across northern ireland. in ballymurphy, ten people were fatally wounded in the space of 36 hours. at the time, the army said they were either in the ira or caught in crossfire between soldiers and republicans. relatives have campaigned for decades to clear the names of those who died. nearly half a century after the shootings and the original investigation which they called a sham, the families have come back to court this morning hoping this inquest will finally give them answers. the new investigation before a judge is taking place because people likejohn teggart pressed for it. his father, daniel, was shot dead. it's 47 years since the first bullet passed into my father's body and 47 years since the first lie was told that he was a gunman and gun—running, just like all the other victims in the ballymurphy massacre.
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so it has been a hard, long fight but we are here. the families say they don't want to rewrite history, but to correct it. more than 100 former soldiers have been asked to give statements to the inquest. it had been thought the parachute regiment was responsible for all the deaths. but earlier this year, the loyalist paramilitary group, the ulster volunteer force, said it was involved in some of the killings. because what happened at ballymurphy is so complex and contentious, the inquest is expected to last six months. chris page, bbc news, belfast. all this week, the bbc is looking at the issue of fake news in a special project. let's go to india now. we've talked about the issue of false reports spreading through messaging services, like whatsapp there before on outside source. they've been linked to a rise in the number of lynchings in the country.
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vineet kharee went to the city of bhopal to meet some of those responsible for some of those false reports. is this the face of fake news? this man runs the facebook page. it has been accused of spreading fake news. the page has over a million likes, but no official link with the governing party. in may, the facebook page posted a video of a rally organised by india's main organisation —— opposition party, congress. the caption on the states that the green flag was a pakistani flag. the video was widely posted on a
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number of sites, which similarly misrepresented the flag. critics said this was done to draw a link between congress and pakistan. the facebook page also posted a picture that had been photo shopped years ago to include the image of india's first prime minister and a caption that portrays him falsely as a sexual predator. the website did not photo shopped the image itself, but why did they use it? who denies accusations of deliberately publishing fake news. he says he is associated with the right—wing hindu nationalist group r ss, right—wing hindu nationalist group r s s, and denies taking instructions or donations from any political party. he says he's acting in the
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public interest by publishing stories ignored by mainstream media. after mike obsession with him, the name of the facebook page was changed. here is this building on the third floor of this loading is the third floor of this loading is the office of a website, accused of publishing fake news. this rent valli the bbc report on the rohingyas only used the image and did not mention any of the girl put that personal details, but coverage times .com headline said this girl's husband has 18 children. would you wa nt to husband has 18 children. would you want to shelter such refugees in india? this is a fake story. says he got the story about a girl
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from what he calls a source, but he agrees that the details published by his website were incorrect. he insists his aim is to highlight concerns of the majority hindu population, like immigration from neighbouring bangladesh, and terrorism. he says he does get things wrong, but so do others. now we have reached bhopal city. we're here to meet someone who runs a website, which has been accused of not just pushing website, which has been accused of notjust pushing pro—congress material but also publishing fake news. a i roll india facebook post claimed that former congress by minister had been declared the world's most honest political
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leader. the post cited an unnamed american survey. we could not find the survey, and the fact checking website alps news coded fake news. the website editor disagrees. with india's federal election just months away, the race between those accused of spreading fake news and those combating it is set to heat up. georgina smith hasjustjoined me here because they woman has appeared in australia or connected with the needles in the strawberry
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story. police have finally charged someone story. police have finally charged someone in relation to the food contamination scandal, she is a 50—year—old woman from brisbane, used to work at a factory involved in the scandal. the court found that she was motivated by spite and revenge for herformer she was motivated by spite and revenge for her former employer. she has been charged with seven counts of contamination. interestingly, they found her dna on a needle in a strawberry punnet in victoria, which is of course quite a distance away from northern queensland, 1600 kph, but shows how widespread the investigation is and it is a great outcome for police forced but there we re outcome for police forced but there were many more than seven outcome for police forced but there were many more than seven needles. there have been over 200 cases reported, she has only been charged with seven counts of the contamination, so it is leading police to think there might be more co pycats police to think there might be more copycats out there, more charges perhaps to be late and it is busy not doing much for public opinion out there, knowing that people asked about there. is she out on bale? her
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lawyer applied to bale but it was recommended she remain in custody because there are serious concerns about her safety. fears of public retribution after the scandal, people are angry, and it has been heavily letter—size. the new prime minister has been out picking strawberries with farmers, there has been a lot of funding by state governments, so it is heavily politicised, lots of public anger and there are fears for her safety now. thank you very much, that ends this edition of outside source. we will be back the same time tomorrow, goodbye. over the past few days, the weather has been particularly lively. we've had some spells of sunshine but also frequent heavy and thundery downpours. this picture was taken on monday by one of our weather watchers in leicestershire, but we've had rainbows like this spotted right across the country. an area of low pressure made its way gradually is put on monday, which brought all
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the showers, by tuesday, low— pressure the showers, by tuesday, low—pressure sitting off to the east. so we've got a ridge of high pressure in charge, a quieter day, still if you showers for the morning but a good live for the west of england, and the bristol channel, but they should fade away to leave a dry day across the country. top temperatures up to between around 12 to 14 degrees, still mild for the time of year. some brain works in late on tuesday and overnight into wednesday. the next system heading in from the atlantic will bring some rain wednesday morning across parts of northern ireland, scotland, north—west england, further south across england and wales who are likely to stay dry through the day on wednesday with some sunshine around, and with a south—westerly breeze, it will feel pretty mild for the time of year. 1415 degrees, further north 13 or 14. and then later, from mid week onwards, things are settling down across the country, things are mainly dry and also pretty mild as well. for wednesday night, still a bit of rain
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in the north—west but what we will start to see as we head into thursday, this area of high pressure across the near continent exerting more of an influence on the uk. as it does so it will bring the south—westerly winds forced up once again, the very mild air with us, and thursday could be the warmest day of the week. there will be some uncertainty about how quickly this low cloud, mist and fog clears and burns away, but where it does, temperatures could top at around 17 degrees or so. a little bit cooler perhaps where you keep a little bit more mist, fog and low cloud through the day. but largely dry, and the theme continues into friday as well, a very similar day with high pressure, southerly winds, it will be dry across the country but there could well be some mist, fog and low cloud that slowly breaks up through the day. one or two areas perhaps ticking under those fairly grey skies for much of the day. as we look further to the end of the week, high pressure starts to merge its way in from the east, so again that theme continues into saturday, dry,
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settled weather, some missed and some fog, which should slowly lift through the day i will start to see a bit ofa through the day i will start to see a bit of a change in wind direction coming from slightly more easterly direction, so not quite as mild, still above average for the time of year through the course of the weekend. with that high—pressure dominic thiem this weekend, we have the mild weather set to continue that could well see some lingering fog and some low cloud through the weekend as well. into next week, a su btle weekend as well. into next week, a subtle change, here is the jet stream, which is driving the weather, the winds in the upper atmosphere, while to the north the uk, plunging south across the of england. high—pressure very much dominating but you willjust noticed the centre of it nudging a little bit further eastwards to become situated really across the uk, and that will mean a slight change in wind direction is likely through next week. we will start to draw in this breeze from more than easterly direction, so store mild but the blue colours not far away. through the course of next week. so still looking largely dry with
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high—pressure in charge, but next week things are set to turn a little bit cooler. we could see some fog and also some frost returning. goodbye. tonight at ten, the united nations is warning of catstrophic consequences for millions as yemen's war intensifies. gunfire saudi coaliton and government forces advance on the port of hudaydah, but rebel houthi fighters are digging in. the saudi—led coalition's aim is to strike a strategic, symbolic and financial blow to the houthis, but this advantage comes at a heavy cost. the foreign secretary, jeremy hunt, is in saudi arabia for talks to try to help bring about a ceasefire. also tonight: a couple who named their baby after adolf hitler are among three found guilty of being members of a banned neo—nazi group. it's a really dangerous, well—structured organisation. at the heart it has a neo—nazi ideology that seeks to divide communities.
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