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he committed a criminal offence when he took cocaine on several occasions. speaking for the first time about his use of the class a drug, he said he had a ‘profound sense of regret‘ about it. he used cocaine when working as a journalist 20 years ago. here's our political correspondent susana mendonca. these weren't the headlines michael gove would have been hoping for this weekend as he embarked on setting out his pitch for the tory
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leadership. after it emerged he had taken cocaine 20 years ago today an admission of lawbreaking from the formerjustice secretary. admission of lawbreaking from the formerjustice secretary. yes it was a crime and domestic edge mystic, i deeply regret it. should you have gone to prison? it i was fortunate andi gone to prison? it i was fortunate and i think i have seen the damage that drugs do. he had wanted to focus on his pro—business agenda, is replacing vat with a similar system. instead he was facing accusations about hypocrisy about an article he wrote in 1999 and criticising middle—class drug users calling for legalisation. if any of us laps sometimes from standards we uphold, thatis sometimes from standards we uphold, that is human. the thing to do is not necessarily say to say that the standard should be lowered it should be to seek to do better in the future. the environment secretary said he respected the most senior
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police officer cressida dick who said class a drug users have blood on their hands. echoed by the home secretary. today he said middle—class people and others who ta ke middle—class people and others who take drugs destroy lives. they have their organic food and boast about buying fair trade and talk about climate change but come friday or saturday night they are all doing class a drugs and should be thinking about the impact they have especially on children. are you going to be the next trimester? another leading contender has come out of the shadows promising to pay does micro not pay the divorce bill to the eu which labour says is a legal obligation. we should agree to write that entire check before having a final deal. i don't went to conduct a postmortem of the original negotiations but it was extraordinary that we agreed to pay the money in advance of a deal on the money in advance of a deal on the future partnership. while boris
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johnson is promising to remember is that if the eu doesn't renegotiate he will take the uk out with no—deal in october, michael gove has suggested that the light of the brexit date of weeks or days to get the deal done. the will question is whether parliament will let any of this happen. susana is here now. this admission from michael gove that he used cocaine, how damaging will that be for his leadership campaign? i don't think it helps them and it was a very uncomfortable and where he was having to defend himself there. there are a number of conservative leadership candidates said they had themselves done drugs at some point in their lives. all of that raises questions about people's perceptions of the conservative party as the party that talks about crime and order, here we have leadership candidates talking about how they have taken drugs and the issue about middle—class drug taking, we heard they are the comments about cressida dick the met
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chief commissioner, talking about people who have blood on their hands, it has raised it is an issue but it is not the key issue that will define who gets chosen as leader. that is about brexit and coming up with somebody who can do what theresa may couldn't do and actually get through some kind of deal or leave with no—deal and whether or not parliament will love that to happen. the week ahead will bea that to happen. the week ahead will be a key week, it hasn't started yet, it starts tomorrow. there will bea yet, it starts tomorrow. there will be a series of boats where people get knocked off and then eventually there are just two in the running and that will go to a vote of the conservative membership widely and we expect some time in the wake of 22nd ofjuly we should find out who the next prime minister is. susana, thank you very much indeed. tens of thousands of people are marching through the streets of hong kong in a final attempt to stop a new law. it would allow people to be
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extradited to the chinese mainland to face criminal proceedings. 0pposition activists say putting people on trial there would threaten hong kong's legal independence, which was guaranteed when it was handed back to china by britain in 1997. alison freeman reports. the streets of hong kong packed with protesters. dressed in white, marching in the sweltering heat. tens of thousands of people opposed to a plan for a new extradition law which they believe could allow china to target its political opponents, leaving them open to unfair trials and torture. the former british colony returned to chinese rule in 1997, but has its own laws and civil liberties not enjoyed by those on the mainland. those who oppose the new bill say it will further erode hong kong's judicial independence. mainland china uses all sorts of ways to exercise their so—called dictatorship in hong kong,
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to kidnap the people, they treat as enemy. the controversial bill would allow authorities in mainland china, taiwan and macau to make extradition applications for suspects accused of crimes such as murder and rape. the hong kong government has tried to reassure the public, saying the territory's courts would have the final say on whether to grant requests. and those accused of political and religious crimes would not be extradited. whilst hong kong's leader carrie lam has made amendments to the bill, she refuses to withdraw it. many of the protesters today carried banners calling her a traitor, and for her resignation. alison freeman, bbc news. a woman has died after being struck by lightning while walking on a mountain range in the scottish highlands. the 55—year—old was hiking near kinlochleven, when she and another member of the group were hit. police scotland said both were airlifted to hospital in fort william, but one died
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of her injuries. the other walker is in a stable condition. five teenagers arrested in connection with a homophobic attack on two women on a london night bus have been released on bail. a group of young men began harassing the women after discovering that they were a couple, and asked them to kiss. the suspects were questioned on suspicion of robbery and aggravated grievous bodily harm. a labour mp has been reported to the party's chief whip, after he supported campaigners who've been protesting against same sex relationship teaching at a birmingham primary school. roger godsiff is the mp for the constituency which which includes anderton park school — the focus of recent demonstrations. daniela relph reports. they are now banned from protesting directly outside anderton park school by a court injunction. but on friday, the parents' demonstration moved just down the road.
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they'd been here for more than two months, arguing that their children are too young to learn about lg bt relationships. now one of their local mps has voiced his support during a meeting with concerned families. i think you have a just cause. and i regret the fact that it hasn't been reciprocated by the head teacher. i will continue to work to try and bring this dispute to an end, because all of you want your kids back in school. i will continue to fight your corner, because you're right. nothing more, nothing less. you're right. roger godsiff‘s comments have angered several of his fellow labour mps. in a tweet, the shadow education secretary angela rayner said...
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there is no sign of the protests stopping. this week the parents will go to court to challenge the injunction that has moved them from the front of the school gates. daniela relph, bbc news. england and scotland get their women's world cup campaigns underway later today with a match against each other. scotland are making their debut in the tournament, whilst england are one of the favourites to win the competition. the match gets underway at 5pm in nice — and you can watch it live on bbc one. and because of the women's football, the next news here on bbc one is earlier than usual at a:05pm. until then enjoy your afternoon. bye for now.
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you're watching the bbc news channel. more now on those protests taking place in hong kong, tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of people are taking to the streets in protest at a proposed extradition law which critics fear would allow the chinese authorities to target political enemies. the bbc‘s martin yip is at the protest — he gave us an idea of the scale of today's demonstrations. this is a scene that has not been seenin this is a scene that has not been seen in hong kong for quite a while. you judge how big the rally is by how many people occupy how many lanes on the road. this is a busy pa rt lanes on the road. this is a busy part of hong kong. all six lanes have been occupied by these people waiting mainly white t—shirts. they are chanting slogans ranging from,
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down with the leader, too, no extradition to china. this is about opposing the proposed amendments to existing extradition law in hong kong. people are worried that some might be extradited to mainland china for political reason once this bill is passed. the government argues that the court will protect them from such a thing, from these political extraditions. but people do not buy into it. one of britain's most wanted men, who's been on the run for 16 years, is set to be extradited to the uk, after being arrested in malta. police want to question christopher guest morejr over the murder of a man at a remote farmhouse in cheshire, in 2003. he'll appear in court tomorrow. simonjones reports. in handcuffs, far away from home, christopher guest morejr, described as one of europe's most wanted fugitives, being led to his first court appearance,
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which is set to see him extradited to the uk. it is believed he fled the uk in 2003, after this man, brian waters, was tortured and beaten to death in front of his two children. he sustained 123 injuries. mr waters had been running a cannabis farm in knutsford, when a group of men stormed the property to demand money. three people are currently serving life sentences for his murder. mr more jr, leaving court with a coat over his head, is wanted in connection with mr waters's death, the attempted murder of a second man, and false imprisonment and assault of other people at the scene. the national crime agency said it had waited a long time for this moment. it insisted it was never going to give up the hunt. mr morejr was arrested on a european arrest warrant following a joint operation with authorities in malta. he has been remanded in custody and will next
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appear in court tomorrow. sudanese police have used tear gas on protesters trying to put up new roadblocks in the capital khartoum. it comes on the first day of a civil disobedience campaign aimed at forcing the ruling military council to relinquish power. this is the first working day in sudan after the eid holiday. most businesses and offices are closed. 0pposition groups have asked people to stay home as part of a nationwide strike. they are targeting financial institutions, government ministries, and the international airport. the want an effective government shutdown to make it difficult for the military rulers to run this country. all over the city security forces,
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in particular the rsf militia, are deployed. protest leaders say workers from banks, the international airport, and ministries are being arrested or threatened, trying to get them to go back to work. at the site of the main protest area outside the army headquarters security forces are cleaning up what remains of the popular sit—in. it is believed that at this location dozens of people were killed on monday. on friday the ethiopian prime minister arrived in town to try to mediate between the army and the opposition groups. but soon after he left at least three key activists were arrested. the opposition in khartoum say that they will no longer negotiate with the military, trying to set up a civilian government. they say there needs to be justice for the dozens of people
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killed in a violent crackdown on the opposition in the past week. reports that police in kazakhstan have arrested dozens of people protesting against today's presidential election — saying it is not a free vote. in the capital protesters were seen being dragged into buses by riot police. the interim president, kassym—jomart tokayev, is expected to to be confirmed as kazakhstan‘s leader. 0ur correspondent rayhan demytrie has the latest. riot police is moving in to push these protesters. many have already been arrested and moved to police vans. they are creating this noise to scare people. but nevertheless they are still standing because people are saying that they are fed up. for 30 years they have never seen democratic elections in this country and this time they are
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saying they will no longer be quiet about the real situation in their country. translation: they spend billions on building palaces but no money for mothers with children. there are just a handful of protesters left but they are being detained and mishandled by the police and pushed to numerous of those buses. so far we have witnessed dozens of people being detained. the policejust want witnessed dozens of people being detained. the police just want them through loudspeakers that unsanctioned protests are not allowed. after this announcement they are now going and detaining people one by one. but people are seeing here that to get permission for a peaceful protest is almost impossible in kazakhstan, and they are simply exercising their right to peaceful assembly. the leyton orient manager, justin edinburgh, has died at the age of 49. the former tottenham
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defender, who guided 0rient back into the english football league last season, suffered a cardiac arrest five days ago. leyton orient chairman nigel travis said everyone at the club was heartbroken. thousands of people in the city of venice are calling for large cruise ships to be banned from one of its main canals. the protest comes days after a cruise ship crashed into a tourist boat, injuring four people. rahuljoglekar has more. the msc 0pera lost control and crashed into the pier in venice last week. it injured people and caused damage to property. but in its wake, residents of the lagoon city have been left fuming. they came out onto the streets wanting ships like these to be kicked out from their canals.
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translation: we demand that these liners be immediately banned from venice lagoon. what happened on sunday shows that they are dangerous, out of control in case of failure and they cannot continue to play russian roulette with our homes, lives and with our city, just to enrich these cruise companies. translation: it is absurd, i believe there is very little to say. if we want to save venice and the lagoon, we shouldn't allow those liners to enter, it is terrifying just to see them. the issue has been bubbling along for a while in venice. the government banned ships weighing more than 96,000 tonnes from the canal in 2013. but then, legislation was overturned. following sunday's accident, the mayor of the city urged immediate action and asked for a different channel to be opened up. translation: even if everything went well today, it could have been a tragedy.
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i thank all of the rescue teams, firefighters and security personnel who are working here. once again, it has shown that big ships cannot go down the canal, they must go through san marco. we have said it already, now the minister must decide quickly. for centuries, venice has been a hub of maritime trade and nicknamed the city of water. now, its residents want to keep large ships out of these waters, while the government claims it is finally close to a definitive solution. the headlines on bbc news. michael gove has acknowledged he committed a crime when he took cocaine while working as a journalist 20 years ago. meanwhile, boris johnson says he would not pay britain's £39 billion brexit divorce bill until better terms are agreed for the uk to leave.
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thousands of people call for large ships to be banned from venice's main canal — days after a cruise liner crashed into a tourist boat. sport and a full round up, from the bbc sport centre. the first of today's three games at the women's world cup is under way in valenciennes. italy have just equalised against australia. it was 1—0 going into half—time. there are around 25 minutes to play and you can watch it live on the red button or online. there's a big match coming up later, as england and scotland begin theircampaigns against each other. the match in nice kicks off at 5
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o'clock and it's live on bbc one. england go into this match as one of the tournament favourites — they're ranked third in the world, having won the she believes cup in march. and manager phil neville has created a really confident squad, with great camaraderie, apparently. we get on all right, don't we? i mean it. do we? i think so. i have huge respect for phil. as soon as he came in it was all about building relationships and making sure that i knew what he wanted from me as a captain, first and foremost i need to put in a performance for my team and play the way i have been playing all season and improving as much as ican. scotland are playing in the world cup for the first time, and they've shown a huge improvement under former defender shelley kerr. they are unbeaten in their last five games — certainly a very different side to the one thrashed 6—0 by england at euro 2017.
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there is no doubt that there is certainly more pressure on england than there is on scotland. however the pressure that we have, will be pressure that players put themselves under. in terms of results, of course we are hoping to win the game. i think any footballer and any coach, you go into every game hoping to win it. it is going to be a tough match for us. india are well on top in their cricket world cup match against australia at the oval. having won the toss and chosen to bat, openers rohit sharma and shikhar dhawan put on 127 for the first wicket. india are now 225—2 after 38 overs. dominic thiem faces another
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really tough match today, in the final of the french open. after beating the world number one novak djokovic in five sets yesterday, he'll take on rafael nadal — with the 11—time champion playing on his favourite surface. it is incredible. it is something very special and difficult to explain. but here we are. and the day that we start thinking about if it is incredible or not will be the day to think about doing another thing. today i do not think about if it is incredible because it is a real thing for me. to play rath at the dell here on this court is the ultimate challenge. one of the toughest challenges in sports in general. —— two play rath and adele in this court. i played a good match in barcelona six weeks ago. i try to do similareven in barcelona six weeks ago. i try to do similar even though it will be
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tougher. that match gets under way at two o'clock and you can follow it on our website as well as following the rest of the sports stories. a new exhibition is bringing to life the diary of anne frank — the journals of the jewish teenager hiding from the nazis in occupied amsterdam. earlier this week, anne frank's stepsister, 90—year—old auschwitz survivor eva schloss, visited the exhibition and spoke to the bbc'sjohn beattie. she was a very lively little girl. very full of stories. was very interested in always looking smart, with nice hairstyles and different clothes. full of stories. a big chatterbox. we've been covering the 75th anniversary of d—day all week and the number of people alive who can tell the stories is getting smaller. how important is it that we talk to people like you and that we remember?
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yes, well it is, and we are getting very thin on the ground. every day, i hear about a survivor or a military man who was fighting in that war is dying. so this will be the last generation of kids who will hear a personal story of us. your family were sent to auschwitz. can you even begin to describe to someone like me what that is like? well, we knew already that when we were being transported to auschwitz, we knew that people were going to be gassed there. so that is, of course, incomprehensible. healthy, young people, children were going to be taken in a room and within 15 minutes they were killed. this is still something which i can't comprehend how this was possible —
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since the world knew about it and the world didn't object whatsoever. what happened to you and what was left of your family after the war? well, my mother, luckily she survived as well, with me. and otto frank, the father of anne was the only member of the family who survived. and both were lonely. both had problems to cope with the loss. he helped me as well, over my hatred. he who had lost his whole family had no hatred. and, you know, he said, if you hate people, the people you hate they don't suffer, they don't know, but you will become a miserable person. and i was. and slowly, slowly he helped me. when you think of your father and your brother what was your last memory? well, my brother, he was very, very scared of dying. i think that we all are.
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we wanted to not have lived for nothing. we wanted to be remembered. anne has become a symbol now of one and a half million children who have been murdered. and everybody knows about her. so she has become immortal. her diary will be read and read and read for many, many generations. up to 50,000 people have taken part in a gay pride march in the polish capital, warsaw. for the first time the city's mayor was also there. but the leader of the governing law and justice party has described the lgbt movement as a threat to poland's identity. warsaw's pride march isn't the only one taking place this weekend, as ramzan karmali reports. from boston to rome. zagreb to vilnius. pride marches were in full swing.
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but perhaps the one most under the spotlight was in warsaw. notjust because it was the city's biggest pride event ever, with an estimated 50,000 people taking part, but perhaps because it has come at a time when the ruling conservative law and justice party has increased its opposition to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. recently, the leader of the party described the lgbt movement as a threat to polish identity. but for the first time ever, the mayor of the city led the pride march. translation: this is about tolerance for everyone. not only gays and lesbians but for disabled and elderly people, for all who are marginalised today. i will always stand by every minority. gay rights has become a political issue in the country. last month's european parliamentary
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elections saw the ruling party outperform parties which are more supportive of lgbt rights. and the issue is likely to feature again in the general election later this year. time for a look at the latest weather forecast. there is a bit more sunshine compared to recent days. there are still some showers. this was a short while ago in east anglia. plenty of sunshine here. further west it is a different story. heavy, thundery showers. some torrential rain also. western areas this afternoon will see most of the showers. the main focus of the showers across scotland, northern ireland, western fringes of england and we are is that they are working further eastwards, do not be surprised if
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you catch a heavy, thundery showers. but it is feeling warmer than yesterday. temperatures may be 21 celsius for south—east england and anglia. showers will fade over night but keep going over south—west england, persistent rain starts to arrive into east anglia and south—east england. southern half of the uk temperature is not much lower than nine celsius. in scotland, northern ireland and northern england, eight mainly dry day tomorrow. spells of sunshine. different story for south—east england. heavy and persistent rain which will work its way north and west words tomorrow. heavy showers across southern counties. eight brisk at north—easterly winds. where we have the rain it will be just 1a celsius at best. into tuesday, we are focusing on this slow frontal
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