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this is bbc news. i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 11:11: the headlines at 11:00: number 10 tells conservative mps that, if any of them vote to block a no—deal brexit next week, they will be prevented from standing for the party at the next election. the most powerful storm ever to reach the bahamas has now made landfall. catastrophic conditions are forecast. eighty years after germany attacked poland, the invasion that sparked world war ii is remembered. demand for palm oil in beauty products around the world fuels devastation in the rainforests. britain's johanna konta is throught to the quarter finals of the us open tennis tournament. and we'll be taking an in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers, the mirror's nicola bartlett, and the president of the foreign press association, benedicte paviot.
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stay with us for that. good evening and welcome to bbc news. conservative mps have been warned that, if they fail to support the government during this crucial week for brexit, they may face being barred as candidates at the next election. it comes as opponents of a no—deal brexit prepare to try and push through a law that would prevent it. but a cabinet minister has refused to say if the government would be bound by the will of mps and any new laws they pass. here's our political correspondent iain watson. chanting: boris johnson's got to go! a week of protests on the streets, and a week of rebellion at westminster lies ahead. save our democracy!
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these protesters want the suspension of parliament later this month lifted. but mps will still meet this week and opposition parties plan to seize control of the parliamentary agenda and pass a law effectively ruling out a no—deal brexit. but if that happens, this cabinet minister refused repeatedly to say that the government would accept the will of parliament. we will see what the legislation says when it is put forward. let's see what the legislation says. you're asking me about a pig in a poke. let's see what the legislation is. but michael gove also expressed hope that the government would defeat attempts to block no deal. 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 attempting to secure a deal. and this could be the reason for michael gove‘s confidence. a procession of government whips going into chequers, the prime minister's country pile.
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0ver lunch, they cooked up a plan to turn up the heat on borisjohnson‘s critics. tonight, the gloves are off, notjust in the battle between boris johnson and the opposition, but between the prime minister and conservative rebels, some of them recently cabinet ministers. government whips, those responsible for party discipline, are tonight ringing around those rebels and delivering a blunt message: if you vote with the opposition to block no deal, you'll be blocked as a candidate for the conservative party at the next general election. some of them perhaps didn't realise that's what borisjohnson meant when he said he'd unify the party behind him. a meeting scheduled for tomorrow between the prime minister and the so—called gaukeward squad, david gauke and otherformer ministers opposed to no deal, was abruptly cancelled tonight. number ten cited a diary clash. but david gauke signalled
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he is likely to rebel. sometimes there is a point where it is, you have tojudge between your own personal interests and the national interest, and the national interest has to come first. but i hope it doesn't come to that, and i hope that cooler and calmer heads will look at this and think that trying to split the conservative party in this way is not a sensible way forward. labour say boris johnson could defuse any row with parliament, if he puts forward his own brexit plan and gives mps a say. the prime minister can cut through this very easily this week by saying, "i'm going to put my proposal "up for a vote, and i'm going to live by the result. "if parliament gives me backing to leave without a deal, "so be it, and if they don't, i'll abide by it." but he won't do it. importing goods from the eu... this week, the government's going to step up its campaign to get us ready for brexit, but it's clear some of borisjohnson‘s mps are far from ready for no deal. that was iain watson reporting. earlier iain said downing street's tough approach to dealing with tory
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rebels could bring the prospect of an election closer. there is still the prospect of a conservative civil war after the rather unsuitable wanting to get behind borisjohnson rather unsuitable wanting to get behind boris johnson or you rather unsuitable wanting to get behind borisjohnson or you could be sacked as conservative mp. some of the rebels are immune to strong—arm tactics by the weeks because big figures like ken clarke, they said they would stand down in the next election in any case others who were due to meet the prime minister have had the meeting cancelled and they are angry about that, saying it is difficult yes and their views are becoming entrenched. borisjohnson has a majority of one even with the help of the dup, if he sacks the rebels, he will presiding over a minority government and that brings the prospect of a general election ever closer. a veteran conservative mp said the real reasons rebels were
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dealt with in this way is because if there is an early election in 0ctober, you could have high—profile figures like philip hammond standing in an anti—no deal brexit so they have been told to shut up or get out. pm has told rebel tories they face a "fundamental choice" of siding hurricane dorian has made landfall in the north—west bahamas with winds of up to 180mph. the storm is the strongest hurricane in modern records in the region and residents of grand bahama, which is along its predicted path, have been evacuated. officials are warning that a storm surge could be as high as 23 feet. also projected to be in the path of the hurricane are parts of the florida coast. from there our correspondent aleem maqbool reports these were the last pictures out of the islands of the bahamas before hurricane dorian head. gus were already strengthening but when it made landfall, when speeds were at
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185 miles an hour, the strongest on ever recorded here. this is a deadly storm and a monster storm. 0n ever recorded here. this is a deadly storm and a monster storm. on two previous occasions i have asked people to leave the keys and many have not heeded my morning and many have not heeded my morning and many have remained behind. i can only say to them, this is not the last time they will hear my voice. these are flat islands and the ocean surges are expected to overwhelm them and anyone who did not evacuate them. the police will not be coming for you in the middle of a hurricane. you will have to hunker down if you are stubborn and will not move. you will have to hunker down because no—one will render assistance to you. the potential of severe risks to people ‘s life continues but people on the south—eastern coast of
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the usa are already preparing for what could come their way. we have talked about the wind, we will have strong thoughts, freshwater ra i nfa lls strong thoughts, freshwater rainfalls and four states can all expect to see hurricane force impacts over the coming days so the time for preparation is now. the problem for people living in this pa rt problem for people living in this part of the us, as has been the case in the bahamas, is that this hurricane has changed its part so dramatically, it is hard to know where to evacuate and where is going to be safe. the immediate concern is that all those who needed to escape for their lives in the bahamas managed to do so. thousands of pro—democracy protesters have brought chaos to hong kong international airport for the second time in three weeks, blocking the access road and sabotaging the rail link. it meant dozens of flights had to be cancelled or delayed
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at one of the world's busiest transport hubs. demonstrators first took to the streets of hong kong three months ago, demanding an end to plans to allow people to be extradited to face trial in mainland china. since then, huge numbers have joined the protests, calling also for free elections and for charges to be dropped against protesters. from hong kong here's our china correspondentjohn sudworth. hong kong airport, a vital part of an open, free trading economy, under siege. chanting: fight for freedom! with pilots having to clamber over the barriers... ..as the pro—democracy campaign tries to hit this city where it hurts. well, this is the main airport approach road and, once again, this meandering, leaderless protest movement is showing its ability to take its message
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to the international community. they come, they disrupt, and, if necessary, melt away and there is very little the authorities can do about it. thousands turned up for the action, and although many flights were still getting away... ..with transport links brought to a standstill, passengers faced major problems. do you support what they're doing? i support what they're doing but there's means and ways of doing it. i don't think this is the right way. hong kong's never had democracy and it's certainly not going to have it in the future, so... what do you make of the disruption? it's (bleep). i'm trying to go on my honeymoon. eventually, the police arrived in force, but, as predicted, the protesters had already vanished. moving on to this nearby metro station, the service now a target of violence and vandalism for closing stations, giving protesters fewer ways to escape.
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yesterday, similar acts were met by a fierce response, heavily criticised over accusations that innocent bystanders were caught up in it. but defended today in this police press conference. "minimum force was used," they said. it was anger over that incident, though, that helped fuel today's demonstration, with many walking home along the airport expressway, as this city's extraordinary, escalating cycle of chaos continued late into the night. john sudworth, bbc news, hong kong. the right wing populist party alternative for deutscheland has warned angela merkel and her social democrat coalition partners they cannot continue as before after the party made significant gains in two regional election. afd failed to win the largest vote share in either poll, in the german states of saxony and brandenburg,
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but became the second most popular party in both regions. damien mcguinness has more. there will be a sigh of relief in berlin tonight, decent result angela merkel in saxony. the party looks like it will stay in power there. and a narrow victory in brandenburg for the centre—left democrats, mrs merkel‘s coalition democrats. they worried they might lose to the populist afd and that could have sparked a crisis. translation: populist afd and that could have sparked a crisis. translationzlj populist afd and that could have sparked a crisis. translation: i am glad that we have had a very good result. what worries me is the result. what worries me is the result of the afd and it means we continue to face major challenges in this country. not quite jubilation for the two main parties but a feeling that they dodged a bullet and managed to fend off the populists. translation: we made
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them, it is a message that is emanating from saxony this evening. a large majority of people who stand up a large majority of people who stand up positively for this country and wa nt up positively for this country and want something. the friendly saxony has one, said the conservative leader, a clear reference to the afd which is accused of stirring resentment and xenophobia, but it was a close call. translation: dear friends, today is an historic day. for a young party. we have only been in existence for six years and it has shaken the stronghold, saxony. in existence for six years and it has shaken the stronghold, saxonyfi afd is popular in both state and run and effective campaign. in eastern germany, where wages and pensions are germany, where wages and pensions a re lower germany, where wages and pensions are lower than in the west, follows them. as a result, the party has
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made big gains in both states. but the afd had hoped to win the most votes. that could have paved the way for possible coalition. afd has done well but not as well as some hope. the german president, frank walter steinmeier, has asked for poland's forgiveness at an event marking the eightieth anniversary of the invasion that sparked the second world war. he was speaking in the polish town of wielun, which was the first to suffer german aerial bombardment. our berlin correspondent, jenny hill, reports from warsaw: sudden, violent, the attacks came from air, land and sea. 80 years ago, nazi troops stormed in to occupy poland, an act of aggression which triggered the deadliest conflict in human history. air raid siren.
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before dawn this morning, sirens to commemorate the first civilian casualties of the second world war. german bombers destroyed the town of weilun. speaking in polish, the german president said he was sorry. translation: i bow my head before the victims of the attack on weilun. i bow my head before the polish victims of germany's tyranny, and i ask for forgiveness. in warsaw, a chance to reflect on the horrors of conflict past, but among the leaders and heads of state, two notable absences. donald trump cancelled his attendance at short notice, and the russian leader, vladimir putin, wasn't invited. the leaders who came here today came to commemorate notjust war but europe's hard—won peace, yet they themselves are deeply divided over the very values on which post—war europe is built.
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there was a sense at times today that the unity those leaders are supposed to represent is in fact rather fragile. jenny hill, bbc news, warsaw. the headlines on bbc news: number 10 tells conservative mps that if any of them vote to block a no—deal brexit next week they will be prevented from standing for the party at the next election. the most powerful storm ever to reach the bahamas has now made landfall. "catastrophic conditions" are forecast. 80 years after germany attacked poland, the invasion that sparked world war two is remembered. sport, and a full round up from the bbc sport centre. good evening. it was good day for british tennis
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number one johanna konta as she reached the quarter finals of the us open for the first time. she beat the third seed carolina pliskova — but it wasn't straightforward. konta losing the opening set 7—6. but the world number 16 fought back — winning the next two 6-3, 7-5. so a first appearance in the last eight at flushing meadows — and she'll face either madison keys or elina svitolina next. good news for two more british players as well — jamie murray and neil skupsky are into the fourth round of the men's doubles after beating rohan bopanna and denis shapovalov in straight sets. 6-3 6-4 home favourite serena williams overcame an injury scare to book her place in the quarters. williams beating petra martic in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals, where she'll face wang qiang. in the premier league — arsenal and tottenham shared the points in today's north london derby. spurs went two ahead in the first half, but the gunners fought back
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in what was a pulsating thriller at emirates stadium.....ben croucher was watching. arsenal and tottenham is a game where there is no quarter given. it was charitably felling — mick foley to christian eriksen. he made some amends when it was targeted the top corner. harry kane wasn't missing this opportunity. tottenham have just one premier league when at the emirates and alexandre lacazette pulled one back. this was note time to stand on by, not with the firepower at tottenham's disposal. kane, close. this had turned into your classic north london derby. an arsenal equaliser would lift it even more. aubameyang. only too happy to help. a little bit of late var drama with a bit of a modern twist. divide in this part of london run deep.
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nothing to dispel arsenal today. the early match in the premier league was a cracker at goodison park as everton beat wolves 3—2. three goals inside the first 15 minutes got the fans off their seats — richarlison giving everton an early lead. it wasn't long before roman saisss equalised after great work from adama traore. but everton were ahead again moments later — alex iwobi with his first league goal for the club. it took until the last 15 minutes for the next goals to come. wolves with a second equaliser — rauljimenez with a brave header after 75 minutes. but richarlison, the toast of goodison park, popping up with the winner with ten minutes to go. wolves actually ended the game with ten men after willy boly was sent off. everton move up the table to sixth. wolves still winless in the league.
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celtic have won the first old firm derby of the season, they beat rangers 2—0 at ibrox to maintain their 100% start to the season in the scottish premiership, and move three points above their rivals in the table, it took half an hour for the first shot on target, but odsonne edouard made it count. they were into stoppage time before jonny hayes made sure of the victory. that ended rangers unbeaten record this season, and just to make things worse, they also had jordanjones sent off for this rash challenge with just seconds remaining. ferrari's charles leclerc has won his first ever formula one grand prix — and has dedicated it to formula 2 driver anthoine hubert who died on saturday. le clerc led from pole in belguim and after his team—mate sebastian vettel fell out of the top three, he managed to repel the mercedes of lewis hamilton who finished second. but still extended his lead at the top of the standings. it was ferrari's first team win since the united states grand prix last year. warren gatland has named his final 31 man squad for the rugby world cup that starts in just under 3 weeks injapan.
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against the irish, is included at fly half. —— rhys patchell, who scored a try yesterday against the irish, is included at fly half. that's as back up to dan biggar. lock cory hill is also in the squad despite currently being sidelined with a fractured leg. wales begin their world cup campaign injapan against georgia on the 23rd september. that's all the sport for now. demand for palm oil in food products around the world has fuelled the destruction of rainforests in indonesia and borneo — as palms are planted on cleared land. what is less known is immense demand for palm oil from the skincare and beauty industry — it is used in more than two—thirds of makeup products. our environment correspondent claire marshall has been to papua new guinea — to investigate the cost of a controversial industry — and to see how palm oil can be sustainably produced what helps to make lips glossy? face cream creamy?
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palm oil, a driver of rainforest destruction and in 70% of make up. and just relax your lip. open. emmy owns her own salon in somerset. we went with her to the other side of the world to investigate what's in the products she uses. this is one of the largest palm oil plantations in papua new guinea. to make way for it, the forest has been cut down, huge chunks at a time. nobody sees this. we don't appreciate kind of what goes into... putting things on our face or what we used to, like, wash with. this side of it should be shown more. we came uninvited and this is what we found. there were young children, barefoot, working in the searing heat. do they have any rules saying no children or...? there is no rules for children or anything. they can bring children.
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they have to work in the farm so they will have money. in a nearby village, more children of the plantation. some clearly need medical help. they say, when the palm oil company came, it promised them a new hospital. eight years later, it's still not been built. were used to live by the forest. the forest was our source of food. it was just like our supermarket. but now the company came, we lost everything. in another village, they tell us a similar story. bhiwani palm oil plantation is not a certified sustainable palm oil company. it told us it acted legally, it didn't allow child labour and said the area had been neglected for decades. it had broughtjobs and benefits and was committed to addressing the needs of the villagers. it's important to remember that this whole process, its impact on the forest, the communities, it's all down to produce a product that we want.
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this is just out of my make—up bag, foundation, moisturiser, lip gloss. palm oil's in all these things and thousands of others. we went to a different part of papua new guinea to see a company that has signed up to produce palm oil in a better way. on this certified sustainable plantation, they follow strict rules. they plant and harvest the palms but don't cut down any new rainforest. they also pledge to treat workers fairly. i feel happy. the company provides water. yeah. and, like, transport for the children to go to school. the fruit is taken off to the mill and processed. this oil gets a stamp, a bit like a fairtrade one, but most of the time, this isn't put on product labels. the average consumer going into the supermarket, you know, doesn't know. all they know at the moment is that palm oil is bad, and that's particularly frustrating for the sustainable
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palm oil industry. emmy glimpses a fragment of rainforest not yet destroyed by palm. it's incredible! i'm going to go home and try and look into the brands that i use, to make sure that the ingredients that are in it, you know, where it's come from. palm oil is up to ten times more productive than other vegetable oil crops. producers hope the sustainable, or acceptable side, won't stay so hidden. claire marshall, bbc news, papua new guinea. about 1,000 landscape painters took to the cliffs at lands end in cornwall this morning. their aim was to break a record, and to raise awareness about coastal erosion. our arts correspondent, david sillito, was there. i've never seen so many people on this path before. it's incredible. and so lovely to see, and it's a beautiful day. to be here with a thousand other artists, it's quite an extraordinary and quite weird thing, yes.
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welcome to lands end, one of the most familiar stretches of the british coastline, and today packed with painters. hundreds upon hundreds lined from here to sennen cove, both capturing the beauty but also reminding us of the threats to that beauty. i love it down here, all the granite and crystal clear water and white sand. to be amongst so many other artists as well. i'm usually quite a solitary painter, so i don't really mix with other people doing what i'm doing. there's a much bigger message here, and it's trying to get people to understand that by coming to a beautiful place like this in cornwall, you do have a responsibility to look after the area. if anywhere's the front of changing weather patterns, it's britain's coastline. storms can carve out five years of erosion in a single night. footpaths can turn into gullies, weakening cliffs that can easily give way.
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other areas have become clifftop deserts. oh, this is what the problem is, isn't it? this path should be narrow and, well, half the cliff has been eroded away. yeah, it's really clear to see the impact on the landscape here at this point, and with hundreds of thousands of people coming through here, the impactjust gets worse every year. the solution to this erosion, a new pathway of granite blocks. without it, these cliffs will soon be worn bare. but for the artists behind today's gathering, this is about more than just fundraising. it creates an emotional bond between you and the landscape, and i think that's a really important message for trying to encourage kids to engage with conservation and environmental issues. this is, then, both a celebration of natural beauty and a reminder of its fragility. david sillito, bbc news, lands end. and we'll be taking an in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers nicola bartlett and benedicte paviot — that's coming up after the headlines at 11:30. now it's time for a look at the weather with darren bett.
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good morning. on monday, we will see a return to claudia ‘s guys and perhaps in the rain coming in from the west. we are replacing call, fresh, north—westerly winds that we had on sunday with the milder, cloudier winds from the west or south—west. —— cloudier. this will focus on the north—west half of the uk. they will fade away and it will turn chile where we have clear skies in eastern scotland. temperatures lower than this, perhaps three or more degrees. —— chilly. rain in the morning will push eastwards across scotland. always wetter in the west. she rain in northern england and a few spots of drizzle further south in the hills. dry and more sunshine in the hills. dry and more sunshine in the morning with more clout in the afternoon. highest temperature is 22 degrees. —— cloud. temperatures higher than they were on thursday. breezy west— south
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winds, blowing away the heavy rain out towards the west and —— the east. a lot of cloud over night and two bridges will be on the higher side. high pressure by tuesday morning will squeeze down towards the south of the uk and we have a broad westerly airflow with a few weather fronts on the scene complicating things. complicating — make a cloudy airstream coming our way with drizzle and wetter through the day across western scotland and later into northern ireland. through the midlands and eastern england, it may be dry once again. the rain in the north turning heavier later is on that weather front which will slide its way down across england and wales and bring meaning to the south—west. cut —— half an inch is that rain hangs around for a while.
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sunshine following on behind with showers and longer spells pushing down from the north with risk winds coming into north—western parts of scotland, dragging down the temperatures. that will be noticeable for northern areas on wednesday. because the wind direction is changing to stop briefly getting a north or north—westerly before that atlantic winds return around the top of the area of high

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