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good afternoon. the environment secretary, michael gove, has said the government can win the crucial commons vote on theresa may's brexit deal in nine days' time. dozens of conservative mps have said they won't support the agreement. mr gove, one of the original leaders of the leave campign, said the deal was not perfect, but warned that the alternative would be "no deal or no brexit". labour has confirmed that it will call for a vote of no confidence in the government — if the prime minister fails to win the backing of mps. our political correspondent, jonathan blake reports. xi one final photo for theresa may, at the 620 summit in argentina, before returning to face the battle over her brexit deal. she must convince enough of her mps to back us when parliament votes in nine days‘ time the area i have the greatest concern. now one the area i have the greatest concern. now one of the area i have the greatest concern. now one of the leading voices in the leave campaign says
although it is not ideal, it does what it needs to do. this deal of course is not perfect, but it does provide those of us who campaigned to leave with an opportunity to take back control of the borders and have control of immigration, it means we end the huge automatic sums that go to the eu every week and it gives us the capacity in huge sectors of the economy to diverge if we think that is right. i have reflected long and ha rd is right. i have reflected long and hard about this deal. i have concluded while it is imperfect it is the right thing to do. it is because, andrew, i understand and appreciate and feel uncomfortable with parts of the deal, that i also understand and appreciate how many of my colleagues feel. the plan to avoid a hard border in northern ireland if a trade deal can't be reached is the focus of debate. mps have demanded to see in full legal advice some suspect warns
the uk could be stuck in that backstop arrange. indefinite nitly. the attorney general will give parliament a summary, that is not enough for some i don't want to go down this path, i said to the 6overnment, two weeks' ago and i i said last week, do the right thing, you have been ordered to produce this advice, just produce it. if they don't tomorrow, we will start co nte m pt they don't tomorrow, we will start contempt proceedings, this will be a collision course between the 6overnment collision course between the government and parliament, that then has to be debated in the house and an order can be made of contempt. the prime minister's been working ha rd to the prime minister's been working hard to convince the country about her brexit deal, but now she must hope enough mps have been won over too. labour has warned if she fails it would push for a vote of no confidence in the government. there are nine days to go until parliament has its say. the french president emmanuel macron, has flown back to paris
from the 620 summit, following some of the worst rioting in the city in recent years. more than a hundred people were injured — at least one of them critically — as peaceful protests against high fuel taxes and living costs erupted into chaos. rioters set fire to cars and shops during clashes with police in the heart of the french capital. this morning parisians were inspecting the damage, as cleaners removed revolutionary graffiti and towed away burnt out vehicles. president macron has been visiting the scene of the violence and meeting senior ministers and security officials to discuss the crisis. our paris correspondent hugh schofield is there for us now. a rest test this for the presidency of macron. the president needs to make a decision, does he stick to his guns? everything about the president we know up to now suggests he's will prefer the latter option, sticking to his gun, no president likes to be seen to give in to
violence, especially of this radical nature and president macron has been someone nature and president macron has been someone who likes to pride himself as being different from his predecessors as presidents who he says flip—flopped when there was pressure from the street, but on the other side, this movement is something whose strength i feel he has misunderstood and underestimated. it is not a movement of political parties or union, it is almost like the ordinary people discovering their power through social media, so there is big pressure for him to make some kind of concession. thank you hugh. the chief inspector of schools in england has said that teachers can't be expected to act as substitute parents, or solve social problems such as knife crime and obesity. amanda spielman says schools can teach pupils about issues such as healthy eating, but the answer to many problems lies with parents at home. the ministry of defence is understood to have warned personnel that a russian journalist
has been seen acting suspiciously outside a military base in berkshire. a spokesman said timur siraziev, who works for the moscow based broadcaster channel one, was picked up by mod security cameras and refused entry. the trump administration has suspended its plans to increase tariffs on imports from china from ten to 25 %, which were due to come into force next month. the move follows a meeting at the end of the 620 summit in argentina between donald trump and the chinese president, xijinping. beijing has agreed to buy more goods from the us. our north america editor, jon sopel, reports. they met over dinner for two and a half hours, donald trump on one side of the long table, president xi on the other. at the end of it, a breakthrough of sorts. the us has agreed not to go ahead, for the time being, with the next wave of tariffs that were due to kick in onjanuary the 1st. in return, according
to the white house, the chinese have agreed to increase the amount of agricultural, energy, and industrial products they buy from the us as a way of reducing the trade deficit. but what that amount is remains to be determined. the relationship is very special, the relationship i have with president xi, and i think that is going to be a very primary reason why we will probably end up getting something that will be good for china and good for the united states. translation: i am looking forward to this meeting between our two countries, so we can exchange ideas on issues of mutual interest, and jointly map out a future for chinese—us relations. in the meantime, negotiations will begin on american concerns about issues like intellectual property theft. this will be greeted with relief by financial markets around the world, fearful of the consequences of an escalating trade war, but this is a temporary truce, not the end of hostilities. representatives from nearly 200 nations have arrived in poland
as the united nations climate change summit gets under way. although talks officially open tomorrow, such is the sense of urgency in tackling the problem that negotiators have started work a day early. last week the un warned co2 emissions are rising and global efforts to tackle climate change are way off track. the british boxer, tyson fury, has narrowly failed to take the wbc world heavyweight title from the american champion, deontay wilder. the fight — in los angeles — was declared a draw: one of the judges gave it to wilder, another to fury, and the third judge scored them level on points. fury returned to boxing only six months ago, after two and a half years out with depression and a doping ban. dan roan watched the fight. tyson fury, of course, had come back from some well—documented problems to get
himself in shape, lose ten stone, and that all paid off, because for much of that fight, he outboxed his opponent, deontay wilder, until the ninth round, when he hit the canvas. he did so again, fury, most dramatically in the final 12th round, when many people would have doubted he had the ability to get back up, but that is exactly what he did somehow and sadly for him it was a split decision, one judge finding in favour of him, one in favour of deontay wilder, and controversially, perhaps, the britishjudge calling it a draw. it meant that wilder retained his wbc title. this is what he had to say after the fight. i'm not going to sit here and complain all night, scream robbery, and this, that and the other. i thought i won the fight. i will leave the audience to decide what they thought, but listen, two men tried their hardest tonight, tried their guts out, we trained for ten weeks, away from our families, we put sacrifices in, we both came in in great shape, very fit and it showed. i hope everybody enjoyed it as much as we did and i'm sure we're going to put a great show on in the second fight.
there is no doubt that what happened here at the staples center was one of the great sporting occasions of the year. dan roan, bbc news, in los angeles. you can see more on all of today's stories on the bbc news channel. the next news on bbc one is at five past five, bye for now. hello, you're watching the bbc news channel. the time isi:iopm. as we've been hearing, a major climate change summit has started in poland with representatives from nearly 200 countries attending. although talks officially open on monday, such is the sense of urgency in tackling the problem that negotiators have started work a day early.
our environment correspondent matt mc6rath is at the conference — i asked him what those attending are hoping to achieve. there is supposed to be 23,000 people gathering here over the next few days. they have started early because the sense of urgency, i guess, from the scientific reports that have come out in the last few months and also because, quite frankly, they are quite far behind on the work they are trying to do here. three years ago in paris the negotiators in this forum signed the paris climate agreement and there was a great sense of delight and triumph around the world that something at least, at last was being done about climate change. but in the three years since the negotiators here have been trying to work out the rules of how do you put that plan into action, which only comes into effect in 2020, and they have become bogged down. they have got hundreds of pages of rules, lots of things in dispute. so they are tied up with that and they are trying to make progress here in poland as well as trying to make progress on ambition, which is cutting emissions, which the scientists say there is very little time left to do. and is it in some ways quite unwieldy having so many countries there,
so many representatives, all this, frankly, different shades of opinion on the environment and on climate change? it has it has been an immensely frustrating process for the people in it and for the people reporting on it to be honest. it has been going on for 25 to 30 years and it has made very slow progress. the idea is that it is a common world. we share the environment and everybody‘s voice should be heard. in this process, nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. it is all by consent and by unanimous consent. so it makes it very slow and very deliberative and it gets very bogged down. but, as they constantly say, things have changed. things are moving. things have happened. we have lots of renewable energy now which we didn't have 15 years ago that can be traced to decisions taken here. so it does have an impact. it is slow and very frustrating for many people in the world. the people involved in it here say, look, it is the only game in town. yeah. it is slow but scientists are warning, or have warned recently, in that key un report that time is starting to run out. yes, that is one of the big pressures here.
the fact that the 1.5 report from the ipcc put out a couple of months ago is very much in people's minds. that stark figure of having to have our emissions from the current level by 50% essentially by 2030 if we want to keep temperatures rising more than 1.5 degrees a century, that has certainly concentrated minds a great deal. along with that though, of course, is political pressure from the likes of president macron and the secretary general of the united nations who are desperate to see some promise, some progress in the major internationalforum. something that is taking a bit of a bashing in the last couple of years from the likes of president trump. israeli police say they have enough evidence against prime minister benjamin netanyahu to charge him with fraud and bribery. it would be the third corruption case against the israeli leader in recent months. it's alleged that mr netanyahu gave favourable treatment to a telecommunication company called bezeq, in return for more
positive coverage of him and his wife sara on a news website. they both deny any wrongdoing. the latest headlines on bbc news: as pressure mounts over theresa may's brexit deal — sir keir starmer says labour would seek to force a general election if theresa may loses that commons vote on her brexit deal. at the 620 summit, the united states and china agree to stop additional tariffs and prevent a further escalation of their trade war. schools should not be expected to act as substitute parents and tackle obesity and toilet training — says the head of ofsted. three astronauts will blast off to the international space station tomorrow, two months after the dramatic failure of a soyuz spacecraft sent the previous crew hurtling back to earth in an emergency capsule. russia suspended all manned flights after the accident — the first of its kind in over 30 years and a blow to moscow's pride
in its space programme. but the soyuz is still the only way for astronauts to reach the space station — which makes space an increasingly rare example of us—russian co—operation. our moscow correspondent sarah rainsford reports. and there is lift—off of the soyuz... this was as routine as it gets in space travel. launch number 137 of the soyuz spacecraft, carrying a russian and an american to the international space station. but moments after blastoff, things went badly wrong. these pictures were released after an investigation by russia's space agency found a problem with the rocket booster system. but it's been hailing the soyuz emergency systems, which catapulted the crew back to earth. now a new team are running through their preparations for the launch. this was their final exam, proving they can handle all procedures and any emergency. despite the drama last time,
nasa's astronaut says she's ready for her maiden flight. it makes us very focused on what we need to do. i think it's made the whole team refocus on the importance of every detail. we're very confident in this vehicle after the incident. russia's space agency boss was confident, too, at this event marking 20 years of the iss. dmitry rogozin outlined bold ambitions in space as he and nasa stressed warm relations despite the cool political climate. i don't see any problem, mr rogozin told me. there is trust. i spoke to president putin about this, and he's glad it's working. the soyuz is currently the only way up to the international space station. a rare example, then, of collaboration between russia and america. both sides say that cosmic collaboration will continue even as relations here on earth become increasingly hostile.
russia's proud of its record in space that stems back to the days of cold war competition. the iss united old rivals, but as that project reaches an end and nasa plans a new station to orbit the moon, russia's role remains unclear. the space programme makes russia as a great power, and sends a political challenge to the russian federation. because how will we cooperate in post—iss era? but this soyuz will head for the iss, its crew reassured that the aborted launch was the first in 35 years. this was their chance to try their own soyuz ahead of the countdown to blastoff. sarah rainsford, bbc news, moscow. the significance of this launch and the need to keep the space station occupied was something libbyjackson of the uk space agency highlighted when she spoke to me earlier. it is very significant.
it is great to see the crew heading that way. to take over from the existing crew that is up there so the space station won't become de—crewed. we won't have to have nobody up there. the science, which is what the international space station is all about, can continue. and was it reallyjust a hiccup what happened with the soyuz before? the soyuz has been a very reliable spacecraft. it has been launching for decades and it is the first time in a long time that we have seen anything like this. the russians have looked at it to see what the problem was and they have learned from that which has shown that it has a reliable support system. has a reliable ——abort system. everybody will be heading that way and we would not be launching this if anybody had any concerns about the safety of the crew. so, no worries, no fears, no concerns about what is going to happen tomorrow? no, the crew is always the very first thing in everybody‘s mine. first thing in everybody‘s ——minds. the safety of the crew comes first. if there were to be any other problems
the soyuz has escape mechanisms to bring the crew back safely, so they are always looking at what might happen, what happens next. that is the point of those escape systems. but the crew should get to orbitjust fine. now, we have got a very interesting british experiment connected with the international space station coming up in the next couple of days. tell us about that. there is another launch on tuesday. they are sending a dragon capsule to the international space station and on board are 36,000 microscopic worms. they are part of the experiment that is being led that is heading to the international space station, being led by the scientists of the universities of nottingham, lancaster and exeter, with funding from the uk space agency. they are going to be looking at the muscles in these worms because they are very good models for humans and they are going to find out what happens to the molecular changes to build muscles in space and that is going to help the team's understanding of what happens to muscles here on earth as we age. so, 36,000 worms and that is going to teach others about human muscles?
that sounds rather extraordinary. the worm that they are using is called. are using is known to be a very good model for humans. it shares about 80% of its genes with those. so it is used by scientists all around the world. there have already been space experiments in understanding how this worm adapts to life in space so the scientists are sending these worms in small matchbox sized boxes. the worms are going to spend around six days growing, experiencing space and the scientists will look to see what molecular changes, genetic changes have happened. they are using some drugs to see if they can stop those changes happening. that is going to help us understand what happens to astronauts in space but what we find is that astronauts in space, their muscles deteriorate in very similar ways to all of us as we age.
by understanding the muscle changes in space, we understand much more about what happens to our old muscle changes on earth. libby jackson of the libbyjackson of the uk space agency. theresa may has backed the metropolitan police over their controversial new tactics for stopping moped—riding criminals. scotland yard released dramatic footage last week showing police vehicles knocking suspects off their scooters. the prime minister said that a "robust" response was needed to what she described as a growing problem of people using the vehicles to commit crimes such as bag and phone—snatching. workers at a building site in bristol have become the first in the uk to use futuristic exoskeletons. developed in california, the robotic vests were first built to rehabilitate stroke victims. it's now hoped they can help people lift heavier weights with less strain. our correspondentjoe miller went to see them. a simple screw driven by a mixture of man and machine. this isn't the set of a superhero film, it'sjust a construction
site in bristol, staffed by bionic builders. repetitive movement on anyjoints, eventually you feel something. i have tennis elbow at the minute and to be honest, lifting the boards today, it hasn't been too bad at all. this cyborg—like vest was originally built to rehabilitate stroke victims. for the first time in the uk it's being used to reduce the strain of routine overhead work. under my own steam, this can get tiring quite quickly. but transformed into iron man, i can keep doing this all day long with the help of my second skeleton which is able to support the weight of up to two large bowling balls. they may look like elaborate toys, but exos keleto ns are notjust a gimmick.
there's something like 125,000 work—related injuries in construction which is a staggering figure. if the vest can take it away, because it's doing some of the work for them, that's a positive. is this a step towards the robots taking over? i think we are a bit away off that yet. there are new technologies and we know the construction industry needs to modernise. exoskeletons are already hard at work in america, reducing fatigue on ford's busy production lines. not everyone is a fan. some are worried this tech will give bosses an excuse to demand longer hours and push for a later retirement age. and when tested in a battlefield simulation, researchers found exoskeleton wearers were slower to react. there is no lack of focus back in the west country, where even young workers are keen to embrace their robotic assistants. but exoskeleton tech is still in its infancy, and the next generation
of mechanised sidekicks mightjust decide to do away with their masters. joe miller, bbc news, bristol. doctor who starjodie whittaker is to be the latest celebrity to read a cbeebies bedtime story. the actor follows in the footsteps of the likes of sir eltonjohn, dolly parton, david hasselhoff and tom hardy. she'll read the tale of ada twist, a girl on a mission to use science to better understand her world. the story will be shown on the 7th december and jodie whittaker has described the experience as "an honour". a woman in ohio has had a lucky escape after a car smashed through her bedroom wall while she was sleeping. the impact pushed caitlyn faoliu's bed across the room but she escaped with just cuts and bruises. it's believed the driver, who lives next door, may have
reversed instead of accelerating. oh, dear. never mind. time for a look at the weather with louise lear. hello there. much of the country started sunday off on a cloudy but rather mild note. and this weather watcher picture sent in from cheshire illustrates the point quite clearly. but we did have a chilly start in the far north and scotland and that is where the driest of the weather will be. but we are surrounded by weather fronts pushing in from the atlantic. a milder westerly wind goes with it across the south of the country and that will continue to drive in plenty of showers along those coasts and with it gusts of wind in excess of 35, 40mph. further north we keep those clearer skies but a cooler feel here. light winds, yes, but those temperatures are going to struggle. so we will see a real difference. despite one or showers across the northern and western isles, just a maximum temperature of seven isles, just a maximum temperature of seven degrees. further south we can see
the highest values of 1a to 16 degrees. way above where we should be really for this time of year. through the night, more showery rain will move out of northern ireland, southern scotland and the north of england. elsewhere, we keep that mild theme going through the night. overnight lows perhaps staying in double figures in the south, where we are still under the influence of colder air up into scotland. here, low single figures not out of the question. but still under the influence of this atlantic flow for most of us, still mild and still, at times, wet. that is going to be the theme as we go into the week. so we will see a band of rain moving its way through south—west england, wales, northern england during the day on monday. further north, again that northerly flow keeping conditions drier but not particularly warm. six or seven degrees. highest values on monday maybe 11 to 1a degrees. but that northerly flow that is influencing the story in scotland just digs its way a little bit further south for the start of tuesday morning. tuesday morning could be the coldest start throughout the week as we start
to see that cooler air pushing its way further south. not for long. milder air waiting in the wings set to return. but it is worth bearing in mind if you are up and off early on tuesday morning that we could see a widespread frost across the country, with the exception, perhaps, down into the south. but it will be a dry, bright start with the rest of the sunshine. it won't be long before more wet weather pushes gradually into the south west. and again it drags in that milder air with it. cooler into the north, staying mild down to the south. hello, you are watching bbc news with me then brown. as pressure mounts over theresa may's brexit deal — labour say they would seek to force a vote of no confidence if she loses her commons vote. at the 620 summit, the united states and china agree to stop additional tariffs and prevent a further escalation of their trade war. teachers must not be expected to act as substitute parents — according to the chief inspector of schools. representatives from almost 200 countries gather in poland for talks on climate change.
they will focus on how to limit global temperature rises. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here'sjohn watson. hello, you are watching bbc news with me then brown. tyson fury‘s heavyweight title fight against deontay wilder ended in a controversial draw in los angeles. after surviving 12 rounds the judges couldn't separate the pair despite many observers suggesting fury had done enough to win his first meaningful fight since a two and half year absence from the ring. the defining moment came in the final round when fury was knocked down — for the second time in the bout — only to get back on his feet to finish the contest before the judges delivered their verdicts. there were not many people who thought i could come here and box like that after two
and a half years out of the ring. it's not been a secret what i have been doing out of the ring. i have been living like a rock star, and that is not a great thing, by the way, because i have had a very low time doing it. i fought back from suicide and mental health and depression and anxiety. and i wanted more than anything tonight to show the world that it can be done. anything is possible with the right mindset.
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