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end of eastern areas. towards the end of the week things become temporarily a little calmer, but still wednesday a lot of showers around. this is bbc news. i'm shaun ley. the headlines at 3pm: riot police in hong kong have fired tear gas at protesters who defied a ban and marched through the streets. it's the eighth weekend. many, many rounds of tear gas have been fired. rubber bullets. but still the preparedness of this protest movement to turn out no matter what is still quite strong. michael gove, the minister who has to prepare the uk for a no—deal brexit, says it's a "very real prospect". getting ready for it — is now the government's number one priority. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn says his party will do everything it can to block a no—deal brexit. a last—ditch effort to save the nuclear deal with iran —
senior international diplomats hold an emergency meeting in vienna. a 15—year—old boy from essex wins nearly £1 million in the world cup finals of the online game fortnite — and he's only the runner up. she thought that i was just spending eight hours a day in my room just wasting my time so now that i've proved to her that i can do stuff, i'm really happy. columbian egan bernal — is poised to be the youngest tour de france winner in more than a century, sporting the yellow jersey going into today's final stage in paris. coming up at 3:30pm chloe tilley takes a look at the highlights from this weeks victoria derbyshire programme.
good afternoon. there have been chaotic scenes in central hong kong where riot police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets against thousands of pro—democracy protesters. activists have been trying to reach the chinese government's official headquarters and the police are trying to stop them. hong kong has now seen eight consecutive weekends of anti—government and pro—democracy protests which began over a extradition bill. but the causes have widened. nick beake reports. 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 a previous demonstration. the police and the people at loggerheads in a city at a crossroads. nick beake, bbc news, hong kong. let's take a look at the scenes of that protest in hong kong.
it is late evening there right now and you can see that the situation is largely a stand—off between the protesters and riot police. the firing of rounds have taken place intermittently as they have tried to get protesters out of specific parts of the streets. protesters were denied permission for a rally and it is that denial that they have decided to ignore and that is partly why the police response has been so strong but it doesn't seem to have in any sense deterred protesters from staying on the streets in hong kong. there have been various places over the weekend with one large protests taking place in hong kong airport with people holding up signs saying to tourists not to trust the police or the government. really they are underlining their hope that they are underlining their hope that the international community will ta ke the international community will take some action. it isa
it is a point that claudia mo told me earlier. she is a legislator on the hong kong democratic council. she said there has been a breakdown between the authorities and many of the young people. earlier your correspondent was saying that the young seem to display this lack of respect to the authorities. the fact is it is a complete loss of any trust or confidence in the authorities, in particular the police force because there is this allegation, accusation around the city that they are working with the mob, the gangsters, the triad in hong kong. the more they seem to be inciting the young the more they come out in defiance. they will use their version of force and ultimately the young
are telling me they have nothing to lose and it is their hong kong and they are fighting for it and it is their future. they want a truly democratic future. nothing to lose. in a sense that is quite a worrying thing for young people to be saying because in a sense they have a huge stake in the future of hong kong, their own future, but equally that sense that there is no alternative to them. with respect to you and your colleagues, they no longer see the kind of legislative assembly as actually a way of getting their point of view heard and indeed acted upon. the legislature in hong kong is crashing, seriously. not that we the democrats are not popular. we have more votes but we get fewer seats. we have a very twisted election system and on top of that the young are convinced that this time around
if they don't get any change in the actual system, the mechanism that runs hong kong, they are not letting go and they are saying nothing to lose. they are actually saying they are prepared to die for this fight. that is very worrying. we have got these five young people killing themselves, saying that they are so desperate. and those who are notjoining those are saying they will fight on their behalf instead. so this is getting very exasperating. and carrie lam and her government... the chief executive in hong kong. ..are morally bankrupt. that was claudia mo talking to me about an hour ago and we hope to
speak to our correspondence who is on the street amongst protesters a little later in this hour. here, 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. rishi sunak, the chief secretary the treasury, he is mrjavad's secretary. he told sky news sophy ridge that the government is looking at every option for brexit, including a no—deal scenario. it is absolutely right we prepare for it. we have to leave on our own terms. we can't be subject to the decisions of other people. we would be happy to enter into renegotiations.
we want to remove this undemocratic backstop from the existing agreement but if the eu is not willing to talk about that then it is right we prepare properly, with conviction and with the financial resources that the treasury will now supply properly for all departments to make those preparations for our coming departure. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn said his party would do everything it can to prevent a no—deal brexit. what we're saying is no deal we will oppose and we think people should have a final choice on it. they could have a vote then between remain or whatever option borisjohnson decides to put to them at that time. simon usherwood is the deputy director of the uk in a changing europe — an organisation working to improve access to research on the relationship between the uk and the european union. simon, thank you for being with us this afternoon on bbc news. what does this acknowledgement by michael gove that in all probability it is now going to be and no—deal brexit.
does that help the process of reparation do you think? not really because the government's policy is that it prefers to secure a deal that it prefers to secure a deal that was very much borisjohnson's line in the first few days of his premiership. this is really about contingency planning and one would have expected that the government had all those plans in place for march when the original deadline was. so yes, more money would be helpful because we know that the government has not managed to com plete government has not managed to complete all of its planning at this stage in terms of infrastructure and hiring personnel and having all of the systems up and running under its own control. at this stage we are at i think this is really more about rhetoric than substance. quietly the uk government and the european union have been agreeing various protocols in particular areas to guarantee flights continue to take off and
land as normal when britain leaves regardless of the circumstances. do you expect more of those between now and the end of october? we are unlikely to see substantial advances on those because they are about critical systems, things that affect life and health and all of those deals, it is important to remember, are very limited in their scope. they are limited in time and they are done in the expectation is that there will be a return to negotiations even in the event of no deal. at that point the uk will find that the eu still wants to resolve all of the issues that are in the withdrawal agreement. sometimes there is an impression that if we can kill this withdrawal agreement somehow these problems go away and we don't have to think about the backstop and citizen's rights and finances and that they somehow disappear but the eu has been very clear that those things will be top
of the list in any no deal situation. to be clear about this what you are saying is that the hope the british have of a blank sheet of paper in sitting down and talking about the future relationship regardless of how we have left all in part be determined by whether or not we have left with an agreement. exactly. the eu needs to have resolution of these matters in the withdrawal agreement. it propose to do that in the form that the withdrawal agreement has but if it can't get that then that will be the starting point before it talks about future partnerships or relationships. either way the uk is going to fund itself having to deal with these issues. so as much as we talk about no deal planning and contingencies as michael gove has been doing today the government will still have to think about his policy
if he wants to have any kind of relationship with the eu. in terms of practicality is in a no—deal brexit. will we notice the difference on the ist of november? we will notice some things. one of the problems that it is notjust the government being ready but it is about businesses being ready. we know a significant number of companies, particular in smaller companies, particular in smaller companies, that can't afford the cost of all contingencies. those are the ones that will encounter problems straightaway. in terms of the northern irish situation, i think the anticipation is that you won't see an immediate imposition of all the controls and checks but you would see something more phased—in. it might not be completely coming to a gridlock on the ist of november but certainly building up and the problem is becoming more and more apparent as time goes by without a resolution. thank you very much. more now on our top story. riot police in hong kong have
fired tear gas and rubber bullets against thousands of pro—democracy protesters. our correspondent stephen mcdonell is in hong kong for us. still rigged up to give you some protection from the tear gas. is that what is behind you? exactly. we are standing here. one end of the street other protesters and the police are firing ever more tear gas in this direction to try and clear people here. one of the reasons is that at those shining lights at the end of the street, people have been throwing things down upon the police from above. the process is offering tear gas back and their own projectiles. it
shows you how much hong kong has changed over the last couple of weeks. it started with these peaceful marches opposing a extradition bill. these pro—democracy activists have become more and more radicalised as it has gone on. they are bringing some home—made shields, covered in plastic to repel rubber bullets. they have come with their own gas masks, their own helmets. let's see if we can see a bit more of them. you can see where the barricades are. here are barricades to try and slow the police down. again, this has been a pattern every weekend, escalating, starting off with a march. there was a march the day
with tens of thousands of people coming out for the second day in a i’ow. coming out for the second day in a row. they were calling for democracy. then at the end of a march there has been more hard—core protesters knelt moving the barricades and they are just evermore prepared to take on the authorities. it shows the level of the respect they have for the government and the police. the police tell them not to come out and protest a nd police tell them not to come out and protest and it has no effect. this won't end tonight until these people are forced to leave. the police are trying to clear the city at the moment block by block. they move 100 metres at a time. they are coming in with bat on charges and shields. then they just sort with bat on charges and shields. then theyjust sort of reform again.
i don't know if you can tell how many thousands of protesters are still here. this is not the only place they are gathering. there are another set of barricades on the next street again. still many protesters out on the street. graphic scenes. stephen, thank you very much. our correspondent in hong kong there. the headlines on bbc news: riot police in hong kong have fired tear gas and rubber bullets at thousands of protesters who defied a ban and marched through the streets for an eighth weekend. michael gove, the minister who has to prepare the uk for a no—deal brexit, says it's a "very real prospect". getting ready for it is now the government's number one priority. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn says his party will do everything it can to block a no—deal brexit.
and in sport... gareth bale will not be moving to the chinese super league after his spanish club, real madrid cancelled the deal. last week his real boss said bale was "very close to leaving" but he is now set to stay at teh spanish club. great britain has won the men's ax100m medley relay at the world aquatics championships. james guy, luke greenbank, duncan scott and adam peaty set a new europena record. it was peaty‘s thrid gold of the championships. and it has been an eventful german grand prix in the rain. in the last few minutes chales leclair, who had just moved up to second place, has crashed n to eh rbarriers while hamilton who started on pole also carashed has just broken his front wing and had t head to the pitsw whre ether was lot of confusion hamilton has dropped down to 5th place. plenty more on that in the next hour for you. roads and rail lines have been closed in north—west england because of flooding, after half a months worth
of rain fell in 2a hours. cars have been left stranded on roads in stockport, and sections of the m60 motorway in greater manchester were temporarily shut following heavy rain. the met office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain across parts of the midlands, the north west of england, northern ireland and south—west scotland until midnight tonight. an african—american congressman. the president accused elijah cummings, who's the head of a powerful committee, of trying to hurt innocent people while doing nothing for his baltimore district, which mr trump branded a "rodent—infested mess". mr cummings recently criticised the trump administration over conditions in migrant detention centres. it's emerged that a british soldier who died in syria fighting the islamic state group was accidentally killed by allied operations. it was previously reported by us officials that
sergeant matt tonroe was killed by a roadside bomb in 2018. however, the ministry of defence said the 33—year—old died as a result of "explosives" carried by allied american forces. breaking news from the last few minutes connected to those talks in vienna trying to stave off the colla pse vienna trying to stave off the collapse of the iran nuclear deal. the president has said that he hopes that boris johnson's familiarity with ron will hope get rid of barriers. —— familiarity with iran. of course, he had dealings with the iranian government but he was
criticised for his role in the nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe case. the comments come after senior diplomats from britain, france, germany, russia and china met representatives from iran in vienna. all those countries are signatories to thejoint agreement. 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. we can speak to our correspondent in vienna, bethany bell. bethany, the meeting is breaking up. what is the tone of the remarks that you are hearing? it is interesting. we heard from iran's deputy foreign minister saying that the talks were constructive and all sides were determined to save the iran nuclear deal but it is interesting that
while presidents rohani had warm words for boris johnson, while presidents rohani had warm words for borisjohnson, it was said that the seizure of an oil tanker later this month was a violation of the deal and that is a step that hasn't been made before. you will remember that britain sees that ship in gibraltar because of evidence it seized a tanker taking oil to syria. this is a meeting that in the words not just of the this is a meeting that in the words notjust of the iranian and chinese delegates, they say it was constructive and they are looking for ways through this impasse on the iran nuclear deal but it is very delicate and the complications with the tankers are making things that more difficult.
at least 36 people are now known to have died in a landslide in the chinese province of guizhou. chinese state media also reported that 15 people are missing after a thick torrent of mud buried houses on tuesday. a0 people have been rescued. it comes as heavy rains continue to batter parts of the country. two people, arrested over a mass brawl which broke out onboard a british crusie ship, have been released from custody but remain under investigation. six people were hurt as p&o's britannia sailed to southampton after a week—long trip to norway's fjords. a 43—year—old man and a woman, aged a1, both from chigwell in essex, were arrested on suspicion of assault. plates and furniture were reportedly used as weapons during the incident in the early hours of friday. demolition work has begun on the eight cooling towers at ferrybridge power station in west yorkshire. the power station has been providing the uk with energy for 50 years, but today the first of the cooling towers was blown up in a controlled explosion to make way
for a new gas—fired power station. four more towers are expected to be demolished in october. 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. joe tidy reports. your fortnite world champions! aqua and nyhrox! they are as shocked as you are. playing the game they love has just earned them a shared $3 million, or £2.11 million. 16—year—old emil bergquist pedersen from norway, known online as nyhrox, and 17—year—old david w from austria, known as aqua. it all ended in a hail of bullets
after a day of action watched by a packed new york stadium crowd. the prize purse for this, the first fortnite world cup, is the largest ever in e—sports. even the second—place team became millionaires. 15—year—old jaden ashman, known as wolfiez, is from essex. he'll share $2.25 million with his 22—year—old dutch team—mate, dave young, known online as roja. it hasn't really hit me yet, what is going on. when i get home it'll be insane. 2.25 million between you, over a million each, what are you going to do with it? i'm probably going to try to save most of it, i know that sounds a bit cliche, but save maybe half of it and put quite a lot of it into a house and my family. i have been quite against him gaming, pushing him to school work, and i have thrown out an xbox, snapped a headset. we've had a nightmare. bringing the fortnite world to the real world has been a big development for this game which some say has peaked in popularity. it's also undeniably a big moment in e—sports in general. later today once again the arena will fill for the final event, the solos.
that was joe tidy. the woman who was the voice of minnie mouse for more than 30 years, roosi taylor, has died in california at the age of 75. let's have a listen to taylor in character last year, as minnie received a star on the hollywood walk (pause upsot and, dip sound at thank you! the walt disney company said roosi taylor's passing meant ‘minnie mouse had lost her voice'. taylor married wayne allwine, the voice of mickey mouse. prone to gigglesjust like the character she played, taylor captured the heart and sound of minnie in films, on tv and at theme parks. she was also the voice of strawberry shortcake, pebbles flintstone and several characters in the simpsons, including bart simpson's
classmate martin prince. let's take a look at the scenes of that protest in hong kong. they are continuing well into the night. one of the curious things over the last eight weekends is that the protests have left weekdays in hong kong largely unaffected. it has been business as usual. a shopkeeper was saying just that i'm on week days you wouldn't even know they had been protests over the weekend. day—to—day life in hong kong is receding as normal but there is no doubt that these protests have been some of the most dramatic that have been seen in hong kong. probably at least a decade since the last major protest on this scale. again it is all about the relationship between hong kong which is part of china in constitutional terms and china has a lwa ys constitutional terms and china has always regarded it as part of its territories but has a degree of constitutional independence that was supposed to be guaranteed by the
joint arrangement agreed by the british and the chinese. now it's time for a look at the weather with susan powell. last week it was all about the heat. much fresher for the week ahead. and much more unsettled as well, with some fairly heavy showers to contend with as this low—pressure area makes its way in from the atlantic. on monday most of us will be between weather systems, we still have the remnants of a front across scotland, that has brought heavy rain in particular to the midlands and north of england. still some around this evening. that front weakens as a drifts northwards. a lot of humidity, misty and murky by the end of the night across much of scotland and northern england. clear skies for the south, and the best of our sunshine on monday. the sunshine will make its way further north behind the front as the day goes on. showers in scotland through the afternoon. and in that comes to the south west later on the day. heavier showers arriving and some strong and gusty winds
says it's a "very real prospect". number one priority. getting ready for it is now the government's number one priority. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn says his party will do everything it can to block a no—deal brexit. iran says it will reduce its commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal until its interests are protected. the comments come after senior diplomats from britain, france, germany, russia and china met representatives from iran in vienna. a 15—year—old boy from essex wins nearly £1 million in the world cup finals of the online game fortnite — and he's only the runner up. now on bbc news, the best of the week's interviews and reports from the victoria derbyshire programme.
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