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this is bbc news. i'm shaun ley. the headlines at 10.003m: the eu's lead brexit negotiator rejects borisjohnson's demands for the irish backstop to be scrapped — michel barnier says the uk has now reached a "moment of truth". the prime minister tells conservative rebels they have a fundamental choice — to back him or side with jeremy corbyn. pro—democracy activists in hong kong target the city's airport after a night of violence in which dozens of people were injured. at least five people are dead in the second mass shooting in texas in a month. police describe the lone u the government says schools rated ‘0utstanding' will no longer be exempt from inspections by ofsted.
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commemorations are under way in poland to mark the moment germany invaded the country, sparking the start of the second world war. good morning and welcome to bbc news. the eu's lead brexit negotiator, michel barnier, says the uk has come to a "moment of truth" on how it will leave the european union. he again rejected borisjohnson‘s demand to remove the irish backstop, the policy intended to avoid a hard border on the island of ireland, and said he wasn't optimistic about avoiding a no deal scenario. his comments come after thousands of people took to the streets
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across the uk yesterday to protest against the prime minister's decision to suspend parliament. joining me now is our political correspondent susana medonca. as viewers on bbc one will have seen this morning, cabinet ministers and late per shadow cabinet ministers have been out making the case ahead of what is a very important week at westminster. michel barnier‘s intervention will have added to the complications. i think it undermines the message that the prime minister has been trying to get across, and that there has been movement in negotiations with the eu. here we have the eu's chief negotiator saying there is no chance of getting rid of the irish backstop. michel barnier saying that the eu has shown
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maximum flexibility on what it is offered so far. that suggests that this idea of movement, it brings that into question. mps who want to stop our no—deal brags it will be working towards that end. those tory rebels, former members of theresa may's government, are going to be speaking to boris johnson may's government, are going to be speaking to borisjohnson to try to find out, well, you are making progress. in terms of those leading the charge this week in parliament. we have heard from sir keir starmer, the shadow brags that secretary today saying how this is the last chance of prorogation. they have got literally four days to make their mark. so they are planning ahead. he
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was talking about how they have lots of ideas for different eventualities. we didn't go into the detail. it is very clear that he and others from other political parties are working to try to stop a no—deal, and that is his priority. the legislation is intended to ensure we won't leave without a deal. that will require an extension but the length of extension is secondary, frankly. we simply have to stop living without a deal. there is always talk about plotting etc, the prime minister took come through this very easily this week by saying i will put my proposal up for a vote. i am going to live by the result. if parliament gives me backing to leave without the deal, so backing to leave without the deal, so be it, and if they want, i will abide by that, but he will do it. what about the government reaction to that? he was saying that with regards to
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borisjohnson, he described him as disingenuous and said that he thought boris johnson disingenuous and said that he thought borisjohnson would use any means to get around parliament. there is clearly a complete lack of trust there. we have heard from the government, from michael gove. what was telling in his interview is that he wouldn't say whether or not the government would abide by legislation to block a new deal. in terms of this idea that enough tory backbenchers would side with labour and the liberal democrats to try to block a new deal brexit, michael gove was clear that he thinks the prime minister has the numbers on his side. i believe that a majority of mps in the house of commons this week will back the prime minister because we know the prime minister is making progress with our european friends and allies in order to ensure a deal. i think people will not want to read the route lock on its way. we all want to leave with a
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deal and we know as a result with the conversations that the prime ministers had with emmanuel macron and angela merkel, that the withdrawal agreement that the state was a block of marble could not be altered, is not capable of being changed. i don't think michel barnier got that memo, perhaps! certainly, what the government is trying to put across is that there are still trying to get a deal for the european union. we heard keir starmer saying that if they are trying to do that, then why are we not hearing those noises from the european union? for the government this week, the big challenge is whether or not mps managed to pass that legislation. if they do, boris johnson would be in a position where he would have to ask the eu for an extension. that is why there are lots of rumours about woody grew for a general election? time is on the essence. we don't have a lot of time in parliament for mps to do what they want to do. there are also
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court cases going on. there is lots going on that could hinder the government's games. the government is saying that they don't want to know deal brexit but they are planning for it. we had this advertising campaign that is being launched this week, michael gove is behind that one, telling people about what to expect in a new deal —— no—deal brags it. it is almost like a question and answer. have you got perhaps? are you european citizen? depending on what you put in there comes up with various bits of information. those who are worried about our no—deal brags that talk about the possibility of there being short visits of medicine, of food. these are worries that are concerning people. we have seen those massive protest yesterday. we understand there will be more protests in days to come. pro—democracy activists in hong kong are planning to shut down key parts of the territory's transport network
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in the latest wave of protests. five people remain in a serious condition in hospital after yesterday's demonstrations descended into some of the worst violence seen since the protests began injune. our china correspondent stephen mcdonnell sent this update. activists have, to an extent at least, achieved their goal here at the airport in hong kong. that gate there is where passengers would normally come out to reach busses. you can see it's closed. here's a barricade that has been built to stop them coming in or out. the idea was to cause transport chaos. this here are the protesters, the pro—democracy activists, who defied the authorities, defied warnings that to have a rally like this risks arrest, risks the potential of being charged with illegal assembly. they are moving around the airport from place to place trying
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to block various parts of the transport infrastructure. for example, the airport express train service has had to be stopped, as well. it can only be a matter of time until the police try and clear them away from here, but you can tell that this problem is going to keep going for many hours at the airport unless protesters are forced to go. at least five people have been killed and many more injured in the second mass shooting in texas within a month. three police officers are among the injured in the cities of midland and odessa. the suspect was shot dead in a standoff with police, as andy moore reports. five killed, that is confirmed by the police chief... at first it was thought two gunmen were on the loose. panic spread far and wide.
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people were evacuated from this shopping centre, including the presenter at the local tv station. there are people running through the mall, not sure why. are we going to go back to programming? no, we're going to leave and slip away, we don't know what is going on. as the gunman was finally cornered near a cinema complex, people were urged to take cover. police said the gunman had started his shooting spree after a simple traffic stop. several police officers were among the injured, and a child under two. he is a white male in his mid—30s. i don't have a positive identification on him yet. i have an idea who he is, but i won't release that information until we are absolutely positive. the vice—president said the white house was being fully briefed on the incident. the president and i and our
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administration remain absolutely determined to work with leaders of both parties and congress to take such steps that we can address and confront the scourge of mass atrocities in our country. there have been 140 victims of such mass atrocities so far this year. the same as in the whole of last year. schools in england rated ‘outstanding' by ofsted will no longer be exempt from inspections, under new government plans. the department for education says that, as of last summer, almost 300 schools hadn't been assessed for more than a decade. it said the changes would give parents up—to—date information about their child's education and ensure standards remain high. alexandra mackenzie reports. it's the beginning of a new school year. time for the education secretary to unveil what he calls a raft of new measures for schools in england. it's the beginning
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of a new school year. high performing schools will receive funding to provide more support for ones that are struggling. top—rated schools will no longer be exempt from routine ofsted inpections. some have not been inspected for a decade. and to turn around the most challenging schools, a new specialist academy trust is to be piloted. this will help those that have been underperforming for some time. this comes just after the prime minister's announcement of billions of pounds of extra spending for primary and secondary schools in england over the next three years. the government says it will now focus on standards in education, and supporting the teaching staff. labour says this is an embarrassing admission that the education policies of successive tory governments have failed, but that too many of its offered solutions just offer more of the same. hurricane dorian is drawing
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ever closer to the bahamas and the south—eastern coast of the united states. it's a category 4 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 145mph. dorian‘s route has been very difficult to forecast but with heavy rain and severe storm surges are expected, its potential to cause huge damage remains high. seen from space, hurricane dorian is scything through the atlantic ocean. with the storm's path varying, communities from florida to georgia and the carolinas are preparing for the might of mother nature, but dorian will hit the bahamas first. the bahamas are going to get absolutely levelled by this thing because it is a strong storm. the bahamas are flat, they have no defence to the storm and it will churn over there, it's going to dump perhaps two feet of rain. as the hurricane heads in, the ships sail out — the united states navy moving away from the storm's path. it's a similar message for communities in the caribbean. we are moving as many possible.
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still, there are many residents who are refusing to move. we send this final plea asking them to kindly move themselves to safer ground. the caribbean and the southern states are ready for the wind, rain and storm surges. the region is more than used to severe weather. all that's left now is to hang tight and be hopeful. some flights to and from the uk are facing delays because of problems affecting french air traffic control. british airways said an "outage" had affected flights travelling through french and spanish airspace. easyjet tweeted that it was experiencing disruption due to a "partial failure of french air traffic control systems". let's talk to travel expert simon calder, who's keeping an eye on this disruption.
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the optimistic amongst us might have thought, this summer has passed, school has started again this week, it will ease off, yet there is a sting in the tail. let's put today in context. this is one of the busiest days of the year, particularly for families returning from their holidays. a number of uk airports say it will be the busiest day for inbound arrivals, but at the moment that looks uncertain. let me try and explain where we are. france at the heart of western european traffic control. 60% of all easyjet flights anywhere go over french territory. british airways say that they thought there would be some disruption, but there has already been 36 cancellations from heathrow,
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to destinations from as far apart as athens, berlin. they are blaming air traffic control in france. in gatwick, one easyjet flight to toulouse is running five hours late. we have had long delays on easyjet. at manchester, if you are watching this in the departure lounge, you are quite possibly built onjack two to alicante. those flights are running four hours late. do we know what has gone wrong at air traffic control? there has been industrial action earlier in the summer, is it just a coincidence? it appears to be, yes. it appears to be looking at the overflights. paris charles de gaulle is operating surprisingly well. we have seen many strikes, particularly in the marseille area
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in the south—east of france, out into the mediterranean. this appears to be some kind of malfunction which greatly reduces the flow rate. there are reports of pilots in lisbon telling their passengers that they are going to be four orfive hours late. you will not be able to get compensation, but the airline has a duty of care, meaning meals and so on. they also have to reboot you on the first available flights, even if it means paying money to a rival to get you home. one other travel story, that is the effect of hurricane dorian. the hamas airport shut on friday evening. the bahamas government saying there are only 26 foreign tourists left on the whole island because they have all been told to get out. what is the disruption like on the travel front
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there? the north-western bahamas are effectively in lockdown. the hurricane has slowed and is now travelling eight miles an hour, meaning it has nothing to do with the wind speed. it was heading straight for the miami area. it is now heading north. orlando airport has now said it will not close, but there will undoubtedly be all along there will undoubtedly be all along the florida shower from west palm beach onwards, there will be problems. later in the way, if you are having to somewhere like georgia oi’ are having to somewhere like georgia or the carolinas, you can expect disruption there, i'm afraid. simon calder, thank you. you are due to fly off tomorrow, so we will keep oui’ fly off tomorrow, so we will keep our fingers crossed that those air traffic control problems will be sorted out. sport now and for a full round—up
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from the bbc sport centre, here's jane dougall. a formula to driver has dies in a crash. lewis hamilton played tribute on social media rates and devastating news, god bless your soul. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. charles leclerc post a picture of him alongside antoine leclerc. on to football. there are two big derbies in britain today. the first in the scottish premiership with rangers taking on celtic in the first over much of the season. both sides are unbeaten in the league with three wins from three. rangers
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would go to the top of the table if they win today. i would be delighted to keep a clean sheet. i don't fancy your chances... i do fancy your chances to nick a goal. the defence, players are getting more up to speed with how we play and more familiar with how we play and more familiar with their surroundings. we have a lot to be looking forward to. later this afternoon, arsenal host totte n ha m this afternoon, arsenal host tottenham for the north london derby. both sides coming off the back of defeats last week. maurico pochettino spent friday denying rumours he was sad to leave the club after the game today, but despite losing to newcastle last week, he says he is looking forward to renewing the rivalry with arsenal. it is not important what happened in the past, it important what will happen now and in the present. of course, we know very well what it
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means this type of game. i am so lucky to be involved in this type of game. i love to play this type of game. i love to play this type of game. of course i am so excited and optimistic that we will perform in oui’ optimistic that we will perform in our best way. it is the best test. every time it is a good moment to play against them. some dude with out play against them. some dude with our supporters, i think it is the best moment to play and to enjoy it with our supporters that derby. maybe on sunday that might be the best match in the world for all foot ball best match in the world for all football supporters. you can keep up—to—date with both matches on the bbc sport website. vassily lum chang could beat britain's luke campbell on points to add wbc lightweight title to his wba and wbo belts. he is widely regarded as one of the best pound for pound boxers was made to work hard for the win, though.
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eventually, campbell was knocked down in the 11th round by the ukrainian, who won by unanimous decision. nothing on the dow has powered through to the forefront of the us open. it clinical in teeing off his korean opponent. dropping on the dial will now face eitherjohn asner or marron challenge in the next round. defending champion naomi osaka is also through, beating 15—year—old cocoa gough in straight sets. it was her servant apparently let you down in the second set and all sacco showed her compassion with some consoling words for the emotional american. it was kind of instinctive because when i shook her hand, i saw that she was tearing up a little. then it reminded me how young she was. for me, at least when
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i had just come on to the locker room and i cry, than i do press, like here. i love you guys, but it is not the greatest! that is all the sport for now. thanks, jim. the trade war between the world's two biggest economies has intensified with the united states imposing new tariffs on a range of chinese goods. $100 billion worth of chinese products are being hit with an extra fifteen per cent charge from sunday. items affected include food, clothes, text books and smart watches. china has started to impose retaliatory tariffs on american imports worth about $75 billion.
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what is interesting about the ta riffs what is interesting about the tariffs coming in today is that they will have high sorts for the first time. these are going to be on things that are tangible, that people buy every things like nappies. children about to go back to school they are on tax books, pencils. retailers have said there was very little they can do to stop us was very little they can do to stop us and went on to the consumer. we are talking about a 15% rise in tariffs. some people have said that the cost of the average american household could be as much as $800. it is the potential to make this seem less of an argument for the kind of executives, the manufacturers, the big folks at the top, it will hit on the high street. is there any suggestion that will change policy or a fact of the progress of the talks between the two sides? they said they will talk again this month, but they don't seem to be anywhere near a resolution. as you say, this will
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help the american voter, the people who could put a lot of pressure on donald trump, yet i spoke to one of his former trade executives to set the precedent is just going to keep going. what he really wants to do is try to change the way that china does business, but also bring more manufacturing back to america. those are his goals. peoplejust keep going and keep going until he achieves them. although the site might come together in september, i have heard people talk about a resolution in 2020 or even beyond. what impact the valley is this happening since we have had this process of tariffs? what impact does it actually having on their respective economies? does it make any dent at all? is it stopping people importing goods, that it is reducing the amount of economic activity? it is interesting. it is slightly reshaping global trade. american farmers who sought a huge amount of soybeans to china are now
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finding that that market is less open to them because it is far cheaper for the chinese to buy soybeans from brazilian farmers. it is having an impact on people. abercrombie and fitch said this week that they will cut the amount of glue is a manufacturer in china from 2596 glue is a manufacturer in china from 25% to 20%. it is worth remembering you're talking about the rope because my two biggest economies in china is america does not biggest trading partner. it is not simple to leave supply chains that have been there for a very long time to india or vietnam. there are signs that businesses are thinking about it, but it will not be easy. events are taking place to mark 80 years since hitler's invasion of poland. two days later, britain and france declared war on germany. ceremonies began in the early hours of this morning in the polish city of wielun, where the bombs first fell. the foreign secretary, dominic raab, willjoin more than a0 world leaders at commemorations in warsaw today.
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let's return to the situation in hong kong and bring you the latest pictures from the airport. we were hearing earlier the determination of the protesters to block hong kong airport. they were unable to get into the terminal building but they have stopped trains from running into the airport. these are the synths from the city centre. people are gathering despite demands that they should stay off the streets. there we re very should stay off the streets. there were very violent scenes on the mental last night with police accused of attacking people who were uninvolved in the demonstrations. some of those metro stations remain closed this morning. this is very much an ongoing developing situation in hong kong. we will bring that to you throughout this morning. in a moment, we'll say goodbye to viewers on bbc one. now it's time for a look at the weather with ben rich.
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good morning. last sunday we had temperatures up to 33 degrees, this some day it feels completely different. much coolerfresher some day it feels completely different. much cooler fresher air has worked its way from the north—west. with that we have a scattering of showers. this is the radar picture from earlier on, showers across scotland and into northern ireland. the odd one into north—west england, north wales. it will be the northern part of the uk that has the showers this afternoon, much fewer down south. 14—2id at the top temperatures. later this afternoon we will see a band of cloud and shabbily when pitching across northern ireland. will extend into scotland and northern england tonight. there will be long, clear spells tonight, meaning temperatures willdip into spells tonight, meaning temperatures will dip into single digits. quite a chilly start to monday morning. a bright start for many but increasing amounts of cloud having in from the
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west throughout the day. the top temperatures at the very best i7-22d. temperatures at the very best i7—22d. more details on the weather for the week ahead on bbc one just after the one o'clock news. 00:29:30,508 --> 2147483051:51:29,969 middle of the week, temperatures up 2147483051:51:29,969 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 to 19 and 20 degrees at best.
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