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good afternoon. pro—democracy protesters are back on the streets of hong kong — amid heightened tensions with police. tear gas has been fired to try and disperse crowds. demonstrators accused officers of failing to intervene when they were attacked by armed, masked gangs a week ago. last night, there were clashes between riot police and crowds who attended an unauthorised rally. our correspondent nick beake sent this report from central hong kong. the latest late—night clashes in a city which prides itself on being peaceful. at least, it did.
riot police are losing patience and clearing out the final protesters, who had ignored a request to leave. once again officers deny they went too far. but today, tens of thousands of hong kongers were back on the street. protesting against alleged police violence during what's been two angry months of unrest. they spread out across the city, streaming past sunday shoppers. this is the eighth weekend of protest in this former british colony, handed back to china 22 years ago. the police had tried to ban today's event and warned that anyone who marched through the streets could be arrested, but, as you can see, it hasn't made any difference, and you do get the feeling now that many people in this city have simply no respect for the authorities,
orfor the police. this evening another stand—off, with officers blocking the way to the main chinese government building, which was defaced in the previous demonstration. the police and the people at loggerheads in a city at a crossroads. we canjoin we can join matt one. what is the latest? it is chaos. on police are moving people through the streets. reinforcements are coming in. there is tear gas. the police are pushing us is tear gas. the police are pushing us back. looks like someone is being arrested here. police have been firing tear gas and also rubber bullets. this has just firing tear gas and also rubber bullets. this hasjust exploded in the last hour or so. we have the
people protesting followed by a ha rd core of protesters people protesting followed by a hardcore of protesters throwing at the police. the patience of the police it seems has simply run out. so tonight, this young man will be detained, they don't want us to film but this is the reality of life today in hong kong. thank you very much, nick beake, amongst the protesters. the government is now "working on the assumption" of a no—deal brexit. that's the message today from michael gove — the person responsible for planning in the event of that scenario. writing in the sunday times, he said he hoped eu leaders might yet open up to the idea of striking a new deal — but added "no deal is now a very real prospect". our political correspondent tom bartonjoins me now. planning, money to do so, what more do we know? we have heard lots from borisjohnson
do we know? we have heard lots from boris johnson about leaving do we know? we have heard lots from borisjohnson about leaving the eu on the 31st of october, what may, and today ministers have been underlining that message. michael gove, the man responsible for coordinating no—deal preparation gci’oss coordinating no—deal preparation across whitehall writing that that outcome was now a very real prospect and that planning for it was the government's number one priority, saying that while the government was not preferred outcome is a new deal to pull that replace the one negotiated by theresa may, the government assumption is that the eu will stick as guns and not renegotiate. the chancellor sajid javid has promised significant extra funding for no—deal preparation later this week, but for all of that apparent appetite for a new deal within government there is a significant group of mps including several conservatives like the former chancellor philip hammond promising to do everything they can to stop no—deal. let's take a look at some of today's other news. a british soldier who died in syria fighting the islamic state group in 2018 was accidently killed
by allied operations. us officials had reported that sergeant matt tonroe was killed by a roadside bomb. the ministry of defence said he died as a result of "explosives" carried by allied american forces. in moscow, police using batons have arrested more than a thousand people at a rally, in one of the biggest crackdowns in years. the protests were against the exclusion of independent opposition candidates from local elections. democrats in the united states have again accused president trump of racism — after he criticised an african—american congressman on twitter. mr trump suggested elijah cummings hadn't done enough for his baltimore district, which the president described as "dangerous" and a "rat infested mess". mr cummings recently criticised conditions in migrant detention centres. now, imagine winning nearly $2 million —— £2 million, in a sporting event
when you're just 15 years old. well, that's what jaden ashman, from essex, hasjust done. he came second, with his teammate, in the video game fortnite world cup finals. a0 million players attempted to qualify over weeks of competition online. joe tidy has been talking tojaden, and his mum, about their success. i got my first xbox when i was six. and i played controller, go through all the games learning how to hold the controller, how i do stuff, and it hasn't really hit me yet, like, what's going on. probably, when i get back home, it's probably going to be, like, insane. what is going through your mind? you've got a millionaire. how old is he? 15. what is going to your mind? you've got a millionaire teenager. to be honest with you, i knew he was going to place well. i don't really know much about video games, it has not been a straightforward journey withjaden, if i'm honest with you, i've been quite against him gaming, i've been more pushing him to his schoolwork. i understand from your mum, that you've taken a while to convince her that this is a realjob. yeah, yeah. me and mum have, like, clashed quite a lot, like, she didn't, like, understand how it works. so she thought i was spending, like,
eight hours a day in my room, just wasting my time so, like, now that i've proved to her that i can do stuff, i'm really happy. british success there — jaden ashman — speaking at the online game fortnite world cup. whether it's a staycation or a holiday abroad this summer, more and more british families are choosing to take grandparents with them when they go away. it's thought rising costs and busy schedules getting in the way of family time are contributing to the trend. here's coletta smith. james and jessica are having a ball this summer. but it's notjust mike and his partner claire who are busy keeping them occupied. grandma stella and grandad robert are on hand to help out. oh, no! it's not their first holiday as three generations. in fact, it's becoming something of a family tradition for all kinds of reasons. ohh! we've both got credit cards, so that's always a bonus. grandma is always treating them!
they know who to come to if they want anything. to be honest, it is about spending time together as a family, you're making memories for yourselves, for the kids, everybody. now, businesses are adapting to meet the new demand. we need to make sure that the accommodation that's available for holiday makers to choose from is right for them. if you are a large family, you need extra space. plenty of open—plan living for everyone to come together. they are holidaying together, they want to spend time together. it is important that they can have space together. it's not just happening in uk holidays. we spoke to eight of the biggest names in the business. they all told us they had seen a rise in bookings for multi—generational groups, and in some cases, well over half of customers surveyed had already taken or wanted to take a break with their grandparents. this is grandad and nanna. then we have mum and dad. some nights eat out, other nights, one of us will cook,
so it's just helpful, isn't it? as family life evolves, our holidays are taking a different shape. if travel companies want us to keep spending our cash, it will be down to them to keep up with this latest holiday trend. colletta smith, bbc news. and before we go, the voice of minnie mouse for more than 30 years, russi taylor, has died at the age of 75. she provided voice—overs for animated tv series, films and theme parks. the walt disney company said minnie had lost her voice with the passing of russi taylor. she was married to wayne allwine, who was the voice of mickey mouse until his death in 2009. you can see more on all of today's stories on the bbc news channel. the next news on bbc one is at 6:35pm. bye for now.
hello. this is bbc news. senior diplomats from britain, france, germany, russia and china are meeting representatives from iran in vienna today to discuss how to save the 2015 nuclear deal. tensions in the gulf have soared since last year when president donald trump withdrew the united states from the landmark accord, which curbed tehran‘s nuclear programme in return for an easing of economic sanctions. earlier i spoke to our correspondent bethany bell, who is in vienna.(tx well, the remaining parties are really trying to keep this deal
afloat. iran has breached certain key limits on its uranium enrichment work, that sensitive nuclear work. the other parties want iran to reverse that. iran is saying it is threatening further measures unless more is done particularly by the europeans to help it circumvent the effect of these punishing us sanctions on its economy and all of this, of course, happening amidst a background of increasing tensions over tankers, oil tankers. and we had just today the iranian news agency reporting that senior iranian nuclear negotiator was saying that the seizure by britain of an iranian oil tanker in gibraltar is in fact a violation of the iran nuclear deal, in their opinion. because anything that creates an obstacle for the export of iranian oil, they see as a
violation. we have not heard what the europeans are saying to that but it shows you that the real background tension surrounding these talks today. as we know, the deal was originally supported by the united states. how worthwhile is a deal without their backing in the future? it's very difficult indeed because the us has reimposed these very, very harsh sanctions on iran. europeans are trying to find mechanisms that can try and mitigate that but it is very difficult to see they would be able to do enough that would satisfy iran and help its economy and iran has been making other threats saying that they will breach further measures, they will ta ke breach further measures, they will take further steps that will breach possible, other possible things in terms of its sensitive nuclear work. so really a bit of a stand—off here
and then also there is the reshuffle in britain. how will the new cabinet in britain. how will the new cabinet in britain respond to these crises, particularly over the oil tankers as well? so very, very difficult diplomacy going on here in vienna. demolition work has begun on the eight cooling towers at ferrybridge power station in west yorkshire. the recrd—breaking power station has been providing the uk with energy for 50 years, but today spectators gathered to see the first of the iia—metre tall towers blown up in a controlled explosion. a british teenager has won nearly a million pounds after coming second in the world cup finals of the online game fortnite. jaden ashman, from essex, was competing in new york, in what was billed as the biggest ever "e—sports" event. let's speak to matt porter, a freelance video game and e—sports journalist that has been following the tournament and the rise of e—sports competitions.
hejoins me via webcam. just how because this event become? it is getting bigger and bigger all the time. e—sports has been around for a long time but over the past five years it is getting bigger and bigger. $30 million was played for at this tournament as another solo game today. next month there was another $30 million tournament so it is just getting ever bigger. where does the prize money come from? so epic games, the creators of fornite are put in $100 million for the entirety of this year. and then money comes obviously from selling stuff for the game. they have made billions from fornite already and it has only been out a couple of years. some is crowd funded. they sell in
game things which people buy and a portion of that money goes into the prize pool. there are sponsors and marketing deals and all that sort of thing. just how much of an achievement is it, then, that this is—year—old from essex has come second with his dutch partner? it's amazing. there is sort of a, you know, stigma around e—sports at the moment. we don't have that many. jayden has shot up to the top of british earnings in this tournament. our previous highest earners have been fifa tournaments. but if you can kick—start a new e—sports athletes from britain that would be great. ican imagine great. i can imagine a lot of parents will be dreading this news because it would just say, it would mean a lot of teenagers saying, look how i can
make a living from this. but camino, the odds against you giving it a pretty stacked against you, i would they? giving it a pretty stacked against you, iwould they? it isjust like anything, you know. if you want to play in the premier league you've got to be really good football. if you want to be top e—sports pro we have to be very good at video games. there are opportunities to earn money from e—sports but not everybody is going to be able to do it. which other games we should keep an eye out for that are coming through? coming through, i mean, fornite is the most recent and sort of the biggest. it has of the most means to attention because it is just so popular. the ones that have been around for ages such as league of legends, these are all games that are going to be around for a while to come yet. thank you very much for talking to us. more now on our main story this lunchtime. the government is now "working on the assumption" of a no—deal brexit — that's according to minister michael gove.
mr gove, who's now responsible for planning for such a scenario, said his team still aimed to come to an agreement with brussels but, writing in the sunday times, he added: "no deal is now a very real prospect." meanwhile the chancellor sajid javid has confirmed he will soon announce extra funding for no—deal preparations. let's get the thoughts from the liberal democrat mp christine jardine — shejoins me now via webcam. thank you forjoining us. what alternative does michael gove really have but to prepare for no deal? given that parliamentjust won't let this deal through. the alternative he has is to be realistic and realise it is a disaster for all of us realise it is a disaster for all of us and stop it. the fact that preparing for no deal should and might be reassuring but actually as terrifying. what they're doing is not trying to stop the disaster, they are trying to stop, they are trying to mitigate the impact was
that they are going the other direction. you are a democrat, though. what would you say to the people who voted lieven to leave and want to see that actually happen or this can people not trusting democratic processes ever again? democracy needs more than one vote. it is not one that, it is a process. what we have seen of the last three yea rs what we have seen of the last three years is that there was information we did not have. details that were not available when we have the referendum. now we have the detail. now we know what leaving europe will actually mean. it is notjust hyperbole. we have the facts and people deserve fact to know that they have the chance to say yes or no to that vote. they can say yes. that is a thing. nobody is saying that another vote would automatically be remain. we are saying the people deserve the chance to have the final say on whether we ta ke to have the final say on whether we take this reckless course of action.
what would you ask people, though, inafinal what would you ask people, though, in a final referendum? i would ask them whether they wanted to stay or take this course. but we did that. didn't we do that? we didn't. we voted on a principle. are said to people, hypothetically, do you want to leave the european union? and they said yes. now we know in reality what that will mean, we know that there isn't as good a deal as the one that we currently have with europe. so now we need to give people the option of saying, is this still what you want? democracy doesn't mean that you make a decision and you have to stick with it forever if you change your mind. we change governments every five yea rs. we change governments every five years. how likely is it though that you are going to get a second referendum rather than may be a general election? well, we are talking about it and pushing for and the momentum is all worth remaining within the european union. he saw how well it did in the european elections. and you have a situation when more and more people
are thinking, you know what, this is not working out the way that we were told it would and that we expected it to and perhaps... you say that the momentum is with the remaining camp then how do you account for the fact that the brexit party also did well in recent elections and that borisjohnson, was very clear that we will leave the eu on the 31st of october with or without a deal, is now the prime minister? borisjohnson is minister? boris johnson is by minister? borisjohnson is by minister because thatis borisjohnson is by minister because that is the latest stage in this internal bickering and strife and division within the conservative party over europe which got us into this mess in the first place. they are now looking to offset the brexit party because there are a lot of people and i recognise that and accept it and appreciate that a lot of people want to leave the european union. however. iwillalways of people want to leave the european union. however. i will always stand
by our argument that leaving the european union is not the best thing for this country. remaining within the european union is. iam the european union is. i am terribly sorry. we have just lost the sound, lost the connection our guest. that was the liberal democrat mp for edinburgh west. a group of young people in coventry have set up a youth club, in the hope it might stop children in the city getting involved in knife crime. according to the latest figures from the home office, there were more than 150 thousand violent crimes across the west midlands in the 12 months to march. knife crime rose to almost 5,000 offences — double what it was in 2013. joanne writtle reports. # are you going to ride for me? # are you going to slide for me? 18—year—old ebony rehearses for the opening night of a youth club formed by young people united against violence in their home city. there have been at least five fatal
stabbings in coventry in 12 months. among them, ebony‘s friend, emmanuel lukenga, killed last month. he always told me to sing for him. and at that point i was so shy, because i didn't really take singing so seriously then. and i never did get the chance to sing to him and then when i look back now, all the conversations that we had just makes me think, i got to do this for him. fridays is the brainchild of 18—year—old tyler campbell, helped by volunteers like his college pal, michael. i think it's time for young people to start helping other young people out. me being young as well will help other young people be inspired to maybe stop doing what they're doing and have a better future, and have better opportunities in their life. just last weekend, a is—year—old was wounded in a drive—by shooting outside a restaurant here. another stark reminder of why teenagers are uniting against violence. colin bell runs the caribbean community association, one of the region's oldest west indian groups, and a venue for the new youth club. when they wanted to do a fridays night, and it was about keeping
young people safe because they were tired of seeing their friends and people they knew being stabbed and hurt and getting into negative things, we were like, you know, with open arms, we said, we will support you. and the specials founder member neville staple is backing it too. he released a single called put away your knives in tribute to his grandson, fidel glasgow died after being stabbed in coventry last september. and neville wants the youth club to bring harmony. joanne writtle, bbc midlands today, coventry. roads and rail lines have been closed in north—west england due to flooding. cars have been left stranded on flooded roads in stockport whilst sections of the m60 motorway in greater manchester were temporarily shut following heavy rain. following the record breaking temperatures earlier this week, flood alerts have also been issued across the uk, with disruption expected in parts of scotland and northern ireland.
a network described as "the linkedin for black professionals" has attracted more than 30,000 members. kite oniwinde set up the business in 2017 to help black professionals advance their careers. dougal shaw reports. this is a networking event aimed at young black professionals. this business woman has been organising gatherings like this for two years now. there's a lot of negative stereotypes in terms of black people are all in crime, or we are just musicians or rappers, or we are not doing very well in the educational system. but actually there is a lot of black talent, there's a lot of black people doing well in different fields across the board that are not represented. byp network is all about bringing that talent all in one platform, so others can see us and know we exist. her black young professional network, known as byp, has attracted more than 30,000 members. though targeted at young black people, anyone can take part. the idea is to provide a space
that if you are black, you do not feel like you're in a minority. members can also connect on an app. it's free tojoin. the network makes money by collaborating with other companies. it is nice when you go into a room and the sea of faces are people who look like you and come from similar backgrounds. it's just nice — it's an atmosphere of being relaxed and just feeling really authentic. it makes me feel like i am in a safe space, being able to share my story. being in an environment today where i am able to network and liaise with people who are predominantly black, it makes it more comfortable and it is also easy to network and just have a conversation without thinking about their filters, or the pre—judgements that may come against me. the business has raised almost £200,000 through investment and prize money. although events like this are concentrated in london for now, with their app being downloaded around the world, the hope is to develop the idea on a bigger scale.
sport and a full round up, from the bbc sport centre. good afternoon. some breaking news over the future of gareth bale — his proposed move to china is off. he had been expected to finalise an extremely lucrative move tojiangsu suning worth a million pounds a week. but our sports correspondent david ornstein has confirmed that bale is staying at real madrid. the deal was called off by the spanish giants. more on that througout the afternoon. having egan bernal and geraint thomas asjoint leaders of team ineos has "worked to perfection" at the tour de france, according to boss sir dave brailsford. bernal is set to become the new tour de france champion and the youngest winner of the event in 110 years. the 22—year—old will also become the first colombian to win, after crossing the line alongside team—mate and current champion geraint thomas on stage 20. the final stage to paris is a processional one later, where the leader isn't challenged. bernal and thomas will lead ineos to first and second this year,
once again proving the team's dominance of the sport. rory mcilroy has a one—shot lead going into the final round of the wgc stjude invitational in memphis. the world number three responded to last weekend's missed cut at the open, by posting an 8 under par round, but us pga champion brooks koepka is the man right behind him. paul frostick reports. after a disappointing open championship on his home turf in northern ireland, rory mcilroy is finally poised in memphis. having missed the cut byjust a stroke at royal portrush, he moved from a tie for 17th to top of the leaderboard at tpc southwind. he finished his day on saturday with three straight birdies, an impressive eight under third round of 62. he leads by one shot on 12 under par from us pga winner brooks koepka. the world's top ranked player and mcilroy will play together on sunday in a final round for the first time in their careers. england's matt fitzpatrick, the leader at the halfway stage,
is a shot further back. a victory would see the 24—year—old book a place in the season—ending play—offs. another englishman, tommy fleetwood, runner—up at the open to shane lowry, has an outside chance. he is seven under par. in france, melissa reid is 12 shots off the pace at the evian championship, the penultimate major of the women's season. she is already underway with her final round this afternoon. 2014 winner kim hyo—joo is leading on 15 under, after posting a 65 in the third round yesterday. it's the last day of the world aquatics championships in south korea, and there's more chance for british medals, including for adam peaty, who could pick up his fourth medal of the meet. there's been no individual medals for british women though, the last chance of the meet falling to anna hopkins who finished seventh in the 50m freestyle this afternoon. america's simone manuel won gold. the former commonwealth champion mark foster says there's work to be
done to develop more female british talent. the men's team is really strong at the moment and i think hopefully next year she will be back on the olympic games. amy was off this time. molly stepped up. they are nearly there. we can look at the juniors as well. we have just not got the same depth. and lewis hamilton is on pole for the german grand prix. he's still struggling with illness but hopeful he can win at hockenheim and extend his world championship lead. it starts in half an hour, and you can follow it live via the bbc sport webite and app. that's all your sport for now.
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