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this is bbc news — i'm shaun ley. the headlines at five: after resigning from the cabinet and the conservative whip — amber rudd attacks borisjohnson‘s handling of brexit. there's not enough work going into actually getting a deal, which is, i think, is not what the prime minister signed up to try to do, and secondly, the expulsion of 21 of my colleagues who are good moderate conservatives. british airways pilots prepare to go on strike — for the first time in the airline's history. another day of anger in hong kong — as radical pro—democracy protesters attack a metro station. peace talks between the taliban and the us are called off — president trump blames a deadly attack in the afghan capital, kabul. ships and aircraft evacuate thousands of people from islands in the bahamas worst hit by hurricane dorian —
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aid agencies say the situation is "desperate". good evening. senior ministers have rejected claims by their former cabinet colleague, amber rudd — that securing a new brexit deal is no longer the government's main objective. amber rudd, who resigned last night as work and pensions secretary, said up to 90% of the government's time is now spent preparing for a no—dael departure at the end of october. she described the expulsion of 21 conservative mps who oppose no—deal as "an assault on decency and democracy". our political correspondent, helen catt, reports. reporter: morning amber. amber rudd says that when she accepted a post in boris johnson's cabinet, she did so in good faith, believing he wanted a brexit deal.
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but since then, she'd seen little evidence that the government was putting in enough preparation to get one. there is this huge machine preparing for no—deal, which is fine. you might expect in the balance between getting a deal and no—deal 50—50 in terms of work, but it's not that, it's like 80, 90% of government time going into preparing for no—deal and the absence of actually trying to work to get a deal. she says she will now sit as an independent mp, instead of a conservative, in response to the decision to expel 21 colleagues who voted against the government last week. i know i couldn't carry on in the conservative party at such a high level, and see 21 of my colleagues who are good, moderate people, who also want a deal, excluded from it, and ijust needed to move and stand by them. tomorrow, the bill the 21 mps gave up their party careers for becomes law. it says that if borisjohnson can't reach an agreement by the end
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of an eu summit on 19th october, then he must ask the eu for a further delay to brexit, to january next year. opposition parties are sceptical, though, that mrjohnson will try to get a deal. we don't believe that we can pin him down, and i don trust him an inch, and i don't think anyone does. we have a prime minister now who says he won't even abide by the law. by the law? i have never heard of that before. we are in a situation now where no—one can trust while he is in place what can happen. the chancellor, sajid javid, said the government is in brexit talks and would obey the law, but the uk would still leave the eu on 31st october. of course we will obey the law. so on october 19th... we will not... after that council, the prime minister would ask for an extension. no. that is the law of this country. we will not change our policy, our policy is clear. how does this work? it's completely baffling. we have to wait and see. if the law says one thing and you are saying the government
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is going to obey the law but we're not going to do that one thing, it's very hard to see how you get out of that. the government will not change its policy. the foreign secretary, dominic raab, has said the government would test what the law required. as for boris johnson, he enters yet another crucial week one more mp down, but still insisting that brexit will happen next month. helen catt, bbc news. helen catt has been explaining more about the government's options once the law to force another brexit extension gets royal assent. this law, the benn bill as it is known, is due to get royal assent tomorrow. that means by law borisjohnson will be forced to ask for an extension and delay to brexit if he hasn't got a brexit deal by 19th october. you heard sajid javid there saying we won't be doing that, but also saying "we will obey the law". how you square that circle isn't clear at the moment. we also heard dominic raab this morning, the foreign secretary, suggesting they would test to the limits what this law requires, so there is some sort of,
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lack of clarity i think about quite how the government intends to address that and to deal with the requirements that law would place on them. this has been a torrid seven days, it doesn't look like it is going to get easier for the prime minister tomorrow. lord young, who resigned from the government, was on the radio this lunchtime. he said he could only see one way out, which was the withdrawal agreement gets amended by brussels consent, some kind of deal gets cooked up. that goes through the commons, because the opposition parties support the government on it, even if some tories and the dup won't back it, and that is the only way out, otherwise you are heading for a kind of, a situation that can't be resolved any other way. parliament has narrowed the options for the prime minister. are the opposition that confident? i think they are in a tricky place. they won't be giving borisjohnson the election he wants on october 15th, they feel they should make him go to the summit and try to get the deal. they say they want to make it impossible for a no—deal brexit
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to happen before they will agree to go to the polls, so it puts him in a slightly odd position to have opposition parties voting against an election, but they seem to be sticking to that, so it will be interesting to see how it pans out. what do we expect tomorrow, because this is the last day parliament is sitting for several weeks? yes, because of that order to prorogue parliament. we don't know when that is going to happen but the queen's order states it could be as soon as tomorrow, but no later than thursday, so some point in the next four days it is expected parliament will be suspended. tomorrow we have a packed old day in the commons, there is no such thing as a quiet monday any more. first off, we expect to see royal assent, the queen's sign off on that bill, trying to block a no—deal brexit. we will also see that attempt by boris johnson, we are expecting to try and get
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another early general election, it is expected he will try and do that again through the fixed—term parliaments act. it is expected to fail again, because the opposition parties are saying we won't vote for that. borisjohnson has been writing in the papers saying this is labour's last chance and if it doesn't happen, the government will carry on regardless. he is adamant we will leave the eu at the end of the month. the irish taoiseach says he does not expect a brexit breakthrough when he meets borisjohnson in dublin tomorrow. both leaders are expected to discuss alternatives to the irish backstop — which the british government want removed from any brexit deal with the eu. leo varadkar said tomorrow's meeting isn't high stakes, and expected any agreement to happen at the european summit in october. meanwhile, the business secretary, andrea leadsom, has said the conservatives will break convention by fielding a candidate against the commons speaker, john bercow, at the next
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general election. traditionally, the major parties do not contest the speaker's seat — but mr bercow‘s handling of recent brexit debates has angered ministers. simonjones reports. order! order. in the seat for the crucial vote... the ayes to the right, 327. noes to the left, 299. ..when mps backed the bill aimed at blocking a no—deal brexit at the end of october. butjohn bercow is now underfire from the business secretary. andrea leadsom says that by allowing mps to use a procedure to trigger emergency debate as a means of taking over the timetable, he has permitted a flagrant abuse of parliamentary process. in the mail on sunday, the business secretary writes...
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the speaker is an mp who stands in general elections but is usually unopposed by the major political parties. mrs leadsom is warning that the conservatives will defy convention and field a candidate in his constituency of buckingham in the next vote. there is no love lost between mrs leadsom and mr bercow. last year, he was alleged to have labelled her "stupid", although he said he muttered the word to describe how he felt about the way the government had scheduled commons business. he is yet to comment on the latest criticisms. simon jones, bbc news. the labourmp,john mann, says he's stepping down after 18 years in parliament, and has launched a strong attack onjeremy corbyn. in an interview with the sunday times, he accused the labour leader of giving the "green light" to anti—semites in the party. he'll take up the full—time post as the government's anti—semitism tsar.
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delays are expected on british airways flights later today ahead of a pilots‘ strike which is due to begin at midnight — the dispute is over pay and conditions. most ba flights taking off from the uk on monday and tuesday have been cancelled. our business correspondent, katie prescott, has the details. for the first time in the company's history, british airways pilots are refusing to fly. the pilots‘ union says they accepted pay freezes when ba made losses, and they now want to share in its success. they want to see a greater slice of the £2 billion profit that ba made last year. pilots have rejected their offer of an 11.5% pay rise over the next three years, and the strike is expected to cost the company £40 million a day. but british airways says it's a generous offer that's been accepted by the rest of staff on the airline. of course, at the heart of all of this are the customers — 300,000 of them are being affected over the next few days. according to the airline,
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most have now been rebooked, but for many, thatjourney hasn't been smooth. i got a text message out of the blue stating that my flight was cancelled, and it didn't give any explanation whatsoever. itjust obviously gave a telephone number to call, which i did do. couldn't get through on the phone. spent basically all evening... didn't sleep very well because ijust thought my holiday was in ruins. any passengers who are affected by the strikes are entitled to a refund or a rebooking — with british airways or another airline. if the two sides don't come to an agreement over the next few weeks, a further day of strikes are planned for the 27th september. katie prescott, bbc news. thousands of pro—democracy activists have marched to the us consulate in hong kong to urge america to support their bid for political reform. some of them carried the us flag, the stars and stripes, and called for president trump to "liberate" the territory.
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china claims the united states is orchestrating the protests which have been going on for three months. our correspondent in hong kong, steve mcdonell, is following developments. he's just sent us this update. it is the first weekend of carrie lam announced that they much hated extradition bill would be officially withdrawn. as you can see, when it comes to the more hardcore protesters, they a re comes to the more hardcore protesters, they are still turning out in quite big numbers, prepared to ta ke out in quite big numbers, prepared to take on the police. earlier on today, we saw a much bigger rally, tens of thousands of protesters were matching to attempt to get the united states government to make it harderfor united states government to make it harder for the city to retain its special trading status. there is a
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build to go before congress, and they are calling for that bill to be passed. if it is, it would mean that every year, hong kong would have to meet certain standards, a certain level of human rights performance, for the us to continue giving it this special trading status. otherwise, it would be removed and hong kong would be effectively like any other tiny city in that respect. —— chinese city. you can tell a day of protest is coming to an end because activists come to summat like this, where they cannot be seen, take off their black clothing, and put on any other clothing. because if you are walking the streets around here with black gear on, you risk being picked up by the police. this is now kind of normal night in hong kong. at the moment, i
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see that someone has been arrested by the police. they are removing his facemask to see who he is. especially in the subway, this seems to be without these clashes are taking place, lots of them, some more hard—core protesters have smashed up, you can see all the glass here, on the station. police would say this is why they are coming in hard and using considerable force to try and catch activists on the train system, but they had been criticised for a very heavy—handed approach at times, and they have a lot of work to do to regain people's confidence in that respect. stephen mcdonell reporting. the zimbabwean government says the state funeral of the former president, robert mugabe, will take place next saturday. the service will be held in the national
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sports stadium in harare. mr mugabe died in singapore on friday at the age of 95. he led his country for nearly four decades until he was ousted in 2017. the headlines on bbc news: after her resignation from the cabinet and the conservative whip — amber rudd attacks borisjohnson's handling of brexit. british airways pilots prepare to go on strike — for the first time in the airline's history. another day of anger in hong kong — as radical pro—democracy protesters attack a metro station. president trump says he has called off peace negotiations with the taliban after they admitted they were behind a recent attack that killed an american soldier in afghanistan. the bombing on thursday killed 12 people. president trump has been seeking to negotiate a us exit from afghanistan after 18 years of war. our north america correspondent,
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david willis, joins us now from washington. let me ask you about not so much of the talks, but this quite dramatic news that they were off, and that president trump had gone so far as two unlikely leaders of the taliban to meet him in the us? that really is most extraordinary, isn't it? the taliban, and insurgent group that has claimed the lives of so many american service men and women in the last 18 years, yet its leaders we re the last 18 years, yet its leaders were apparently ready to meet with the president of the united states at the presidential retreat, camp david. for some here, that prospect frankly beggars belief. we have heard from the house republican, liz
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cheney, who is the daughter of the former vice president of the united states, dick cheney. she tweeted that, no member of the taliban should set foot there. the illinois republican, adam jensen jeff, also expressed his dismay on twitter, echoing that statement from liz cheney, that members of the taliban should never be allowed in the united states. the democratic senator went a little further, she accused the president of teaching foreign policy like some sort of game show. -- treating foreign policy. the other thing about this is timing, isn't it? the taliban has killed many us soldiers, they are still in this role of supporting afg ha n still in this role of supporting afghan security forces. there was talk of withdrawing, how close do
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you think the us and the taliban have got to an actual agreement? the us special envoy has maintained that he was very close to an agreement, i would imagine that the news of this summit being cancelled, if indeed he knew about it at all, will have come asa knew about it at all, will have come as a surprise and something of a shock. the us secretary of state, mike pompeo, has been doing bound on the morning talk shows here. the way he is putting it is that these peace negotiations are postpone for the time being, he is certainly not closing the door to the prospect of these talks being resurrected in weeks to come. of course, president trump made it one of the assertions of his campaign for the presidential
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office, the withdrawal of us troops from afghanistan. it remains to be seen if these talks have stalled, how he will go about achieving that by the time the election comes around next november. all sorts of questions raised by this, it very clearly, the trump administration not closing the door to talks with both sides in afghanistan. what made the taliban and enemy for the us, and what precipitated the invasion of the country by the us led forces? the 9/11 attacks, anniversary coming up, the taliban protected some of bin laden, it wouldn't give him over to the americans to be prosecuted. what are the implications of all this? president trump, on the one hand, has been a champion of getting troops out of afghanistan, on the other hand, he has made no secret of
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his fear of islamist terrorists and the risks of it. one of the early decisions was to stop people coming from certain countries to the us. how will all of this go down, do you think? the taliban only recently reaffirmed their support for the attacks on 9/11. what the president is saying is that the reason for the cancellation of these talks is purely down to that attack last thursday, nearly embassy in embassy in cabo, in which 12 people died, among them an american serviceman. bat to ball. there have been attacked by the taliban going on in recent weeks and months. it's difficult to imagine that one attack was enough to book the brakes on these high—level talks. the taliban,
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let's face it, has been claiming the lives of american service men for 18 yea rs, lives of american service men for 18 years, while this one attack last thursday should have been deemed sufficiently significant to undermine these high—level talks really is a mystery. conditions in the bahamas are said to be "rapidly deteriorating" six days after hurricane dorian ripped through the islands. tens of thousands of people are homeless — many are desperate to flee the destruction in the abaco islands and grand bahama. cruise liners, private planes and helicopters are being used to help those still trapped. officials believe hundreds of bodies are yet to be found in areas flattened by the storm. earlier, i spoke to marva smith and herfamily, — they live in grand bahama and their house is in ruins due to the hurricane. it's been completely horrible, just having to go to the house daily, and clean, and, you know, we're burning generator
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at my mom's house. like i say, we thank god she was here, and open to us. what's happened with your neighbours, has everybody‘s house been destroyed ? yes, the neighbourhood was destroyed. one or two homes are still standing fairly well, but most of them are in the same condition as my house — just totally gone. some of the roofs are off, and the whole, the whole island is a mess. marva, what help have you been getting? you've obviously, thank goodness, got family support and people are doing their best, but is there any help come from outside yet? well, my daughter is in school in georgia, statesbro, georgia southern university, and there's a group there that's trying to get some relief items to the island.
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we're hoping that they'll get here before the week is out. we've had some us coastguards and stuff that bring in relief for the island. so it's coming in slowly but surely. like i say, the island, the airport has been destroyed and unfortunately that's where i work, so you know, it's domino—effect. everybody is trying their best to get things done, but the resources and the availability is a fight at this time. a bomb has been found close to the border in northern ireland. the police service of northern ireland say the improvised device was discovered near the police station in strabane in county tyrone. it was found during a security alert which began yesterday morning. the chief constable of the psni, simon byrne, said it was a callous attempt to kill or maim police officers. a man has been arrested under terrorism legislation. controversial local elections
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are underway in moscow and other russian towns and cities. earlier, president putin cast his vote in the capital. the vote follows some of the biggest protests seen in years in moscow against the exclusion of many opposition candidates wanting to stand in the poll. our moscow correspondent, sarah rainsford, is booth in the capital. voting is under way at this polling station in moscow. a theatre in the city centre that has been converted for this local election. the turnout has been fairly slow. a trickle of people this morning. this entire local election doesn't normally attract much attention but this year it has been different. that is because there had been mass protests because of the elections over the past few weeks. a summer of discontent, some people have been calling it. the biggest protests that russia has seen in years. that is because real, genuine opposition candidates were excluded from registration. they were not allowed to run
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for this parliament. so whilst the ballot papers and signs and posters like this at all the polling stations show the candidates, the opposition say there is no real choice. the key opposition figure here in russia has called for smart voting, for people to vote for the candidate most likely to oust or to beat their candidate from the ruling party, united russia. the question is, how effective that can be? some people simply can't vote for a communist or a nationalist. the authorities are doing everything they possibly can to make this an election that brings people to the polls and to make it as fun as possible, with activities here for all the family, from balloon twisting to face painting. our moscow correspondent, sarah rainsford. scientists in norwich are attempting to find out how bacteria, viruses and fungis —
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known as microbes keep us healthy. not much is known about they work, but with the help of hundreds of new mothers and their babies, researchers are hoping to answer that question. richard westcott reports. bacteria, viruses, even fungi — we are all full of them. you might think they make you ill, but they make you healthy too. if you look at what humans are made up of, we are more bacteria than we are human being, and most of it is concentrated in our guts. scientists are now looking at how that directly affects our health. things like what we are allergic to or whether we have asthma. they have launched a study to try to understand this link between the cocktail of microbes in our gut and our well—being. they are specifically looking at babies. what is interesting is even though we do live for a long time as humans, we actually get our adult—like microbial community when we are two or three years of age, and those beneficial bacteria are really important for the baby's overall health, including
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programming the immune system, food digestion, and really important for fighting off infections as well. over the next two years, they want to analyse the gut contents of more than 200 women and children, starting when they are pregnant. i'm kate, and my baby is due in three weeks' time. i'm natalie, and my baby is due in, um, oh god, eight weeks! oh my god! like all the volunteers, kate and natalie will be asked to do some simple things at home, like this swab test. i do freelance cooking, and i have come across a lot more children in the last two or three years who have dietary problems. obviously, that is gut—related, so i thought that maybe becoming part of the study would help in the research to find out more about why these children
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get such horrendous allergies. i have a bachelor of science degree, and i thought it was perfect for me and i wanted to get involved, and as it is something that can help in the future with future babies and future mothers, i thought what is the harm in doing it? it's so easy! by analysing healthy mums and babies, they can begin to work out what's different in children who develop problems. if a baby presents with a particular question, like an allergy, for example, we can see if that baby is missing beneficial microbes, and give those microbes back to help reduce symptoms or cure disease. if a baby presents with a particular question, like an allergy, for example, we can see if that baby is missing beneficial microbes, and give those microbes back to help reduce symptoms or cure disease. in theatre—land they call it "the half" — those precious 30 minutes before a performance begins. it's normally a private time but one photographer has spent years capturing the moment as some of the country's biggest stars get into character. now he's put his work on display. the bbc‘s nicola rees went to take a look.
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big stars captured moments before the curtain goes up. a new exhibition called simply the half. the half is the period in a theatre as the actor gets him or herself ready to go on stage. tannoy: this is your half-hour call. the half—hour before an actor goes on stage is precious. these are the minutes of concentration and composure. it is a period that has long fascinated photographer simon annand. i'm trying to show the actors as workers who have a serious job to do and they need a lot of discipline to do it. i'm not particularly interested in the ephemera of the room, it is really what is in their head that i'm interested in, and their relationship to themselves, not the camera. i have andrew in the foreground, can you just look at him
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and not move too much? paul in the background, it's just amazing. for 35 years, simon has had backstage access at theatres across the world. here we have david suchet, which is interesting i think for a number of reasons. people might think that is a pose, but actually he is performing to himself in the mirror as lady bracknell. a man as a woman, can he get away with it today? that face, so disapproving! that's lady bracknell. the exhibition has been organised to celebrate 25 years of the lawrence batley theatre. it's such an amazing opportunity to have an exhibition that maybe would have had a life in london or internationally, and we get to bring it to huddersfield, to the centre of yorkshire, where it is starting its life, and it is such an amazing thing to celebrate our 25th with. ian mckellen and patrick stewart, almost 97% in the character they are going to play.
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the two leads in waiting for godot. they are ready to go. they are ready to go, they are not really interested in me, they are trying to get a sense of the journey they are about to go on. the photographs are a celebration of everything theatre. what better place to showcase them? now it's time for a look at the weather with darren bett. hello there. it's been warm in the sunshine, a little chilly when the cloud comes over, and we are going to find more cloud arriving overnight from the north—west. that is going to bring some rain as well, initially, across scotland and northern ireland, then moving into western parts of england and wales, quite heavy rain at times. with much more cloud around tonight, it's nowhere near as chilly as it was last night, except perhaps across east anglia, where we will have some clear skies for a bit longer. tomorrow is quite a messy day, cloudy with some outbreaks of rain. some rain pushing into
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eastern parts of england. for northern areas, the rain easing off, i think, through the afternoon, it may well brighten up a touch. the wettest weather continues to be across wales and the south—west of england, heavy rain, possibly thundery. it really will be a chilly day underneath all that cloud, temperatures only 14—15dc in many areas. things look brighter for tuesday, there is a little bit of cloud that might produce one or two showers, but on the whole, it's a much drier day with some sunshine, it'll feel quite a lot warmer as well. but there is some wet and windy there in the north—west later on. hello, this is bbc news with me, shaun ley. the headlines: after her resignation from the cabinet and her decision to no longer accept the conservative whip, amber rudd attacks borisjohnson's handling of brexit. there's not enough work
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going into actually getting a deal, which is, i think, is not what the prime minister signed up to try to do, and secondly, the expulsion of 21 of my colleagues who are good moderate conservatives. the british airways pilots prepare to go on strike for the first time in the airline's history. another day of anger in hong kong, as radical pro—democracy protesters attack a metro station. peace talks between the taliban and the us are called off — president trump blames a deadly attack in the afghan capital, kabul. ships and aircraft evacuate thousands of people from islands in the bahamas worst hit by hurricane dorian. aid agencies say the situation is "desperate". let mejust bring let me just bring you let mejust bring you up let me just bring you up some breaking news, reports of a death being investigated by police in london this afternoon. this is in south london. the incident happened at about 3:a5pm today, so just under
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at about 3:a5pm today, so just under a couple of hours ago. the dead man in his 20s, found with gunshot wounds, and he actually died at the scene at about 3:50pm this afternoon. shots were subsequent he heard and firearms offices were subsequent they summoned, along with the london ambulance service. met police were originally called with suspicious activity in sydenham road. the police response are made at the scene. that is an incident which led to a man's death at sydenham in london, and that happened at around 3:40pm or so this afternoon. we will have more from oui’ afternoon. we will have more from our colleagues in the newsroom as we have that. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here'sjohn watson. it really is getting agonisingly tense in the cricket. what is going
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on? what is the latest? it is indeed. england face a nervous few hours as they attempt to keep this ashes series alive. with just two wickets remaining, they must bat out the final session of the fourth test. a minimum of 22 overs remaining. defeat would see australia retain the ashes. and when ben stokes — the hero of the last test at headingley — went for one, england were 74—11 and facing an almost impossible task. butjoe denly stuck around for almost three hours, passing 50, using up some valuable time and overs. but when jonny bairstow went, it leftjos buttler as the only recognised batsman remaining. but after t, he departed after a brilliant piece of bowling. england needing to bat out this evening's final session, jos buttler went. australia working their way through england's tail, leaving craig overton and jack
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leach at the crease. you can, of course, follow it all on the bbc sport website. ferrari's charles leclerc won a dramatic and contreversial italian grand prix at monza — the team's first on home soilfor nine years. lewis hamilton accused the frenchman of dangerous driving, after the pair battled for most of the race. adam wild has more. there is nowhere in formula 1 quite like this. nowhere is the passion, the expectation more keenly felt then with those in the scarlet red of the for ari. it's been a decade they last home victory, all the high hopes resting with charles leclerc. the 21, he has the road ahead of him, but at monza come over on us behind, including furry team—mate sebastian vessel, his hopes left in a spin. for the way he got back... a penalty ending his chance. leclerc just had to stay ahead of the
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mercedes, where one is driven by lewis hamilton. hamilton will try again, his hopes ended. wild celebrations after and on the track. monza a town once more painted red. adam wild, bbc news. yeah, great scenes. chelsea's women played a super league match at stamford bridge for the first time this afternoon — and they enjoyed a winning start to their season. they beat newcomers tottenham1—0, thanks to a brilliant strike from bethany england. our sports correspondent natalie pirks reports. afamiliar a familiar rivalry in a familiar setting, with chelsea handing out free tickets, 211,000 fans turned up at sta mford free tickets, 211,000 fans turned up at stamford bridge you're to see this opening day derby. they didn't have long to wait before they saw some action. a stunner! last season's top score starting were she
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left off with a worldly just season's top score starting were she left off with a worldlyjust one week after making her england debut. it is spurs versus in the top flight but they were determined to leave their mark. chelsea needed to exert their mark. chelsea needed to exert their dominance but the woodwork, well, it was having none of it. despite a great atmosphere, 2018 champions felt a little flat. but in front of a crowd five times bigger than the previous record, chelsea's wind was all the more special. in front of this crowd and this pitch, unbelievable. we wanted the three points for so we got them. the women's world cup made fans this summer. women's world cup made fans this summer. the trick is for them to keep coming. natalie pirks, bbc news. defending champions arsenal began their title defence with a win. an equally impressive strike helping them to it, england's beth mead with arsenal's first in a 2—1 over west ham. mead's england teammate fara williams scored for reading just before half time to give them a 1—0 victory over liverpool. a great goal there too.
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and everton started with a win. they beat birmingham 1—0 — an own goal from kerys harrop. and you can see highlights from the weekend's action on the women's football show tonight at 10.30pm on bbc one. rafa nadal will move to within one of roger federer‘s haul of 20 grand slam titles if he can beat daniil medvedev in tonight's us open final. nadal is the favourite to win for the fourth time in new york, with medvedev in a major final for the first time. but he's lost only two of his past 22 matches, so he won't be a push—over. my my goal was to produce a chance to compete for the big thing again. and here i am, so i give myself another chance, as it did in australia come asa did chance, as it did in australia come as a did enrol in garros. —— rolando garros. that is the personal happiness. you win, you lose, that's
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pa rt happiness. you win, you lose, that's part of all the sport. he's one of the greatest champions in the history of our sport. and he'sjust a machine, a beast on the court. the energy he's showing is just amazing and to play him in the first grand slam final is, should be,| first grand slam final is, should be, iwant first grand slam final is, should be, i want to say funny thing. it's not good to be a funny thing but it's going to be an amazing thing to me. what a match to come. mo farah has become the first athlete to win the great north run six years in a row. the four—time olympic champion beat off competition from tamarit tola of ethiopia to win the race in 59 minutes and seven seconds. that's both his fastest time at the great north run and his fastest ever half marathon time. i have really enjoyed obviously, finishing off the great north run, but last couple of years, it has been, you know, kind of middle of the marathon preparation.
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so i've got five weeks to chicago. it was good to test myself. i am sure i'll have a chat with gary and go through a few more things, what i need to do for chicago, but i think things are looking good. so i'm happy with a win today. the kenyan runner brigid kosgei won the women's race, smashing the world record in a time of one hour, 4 minutes and 28 seconds. kosgei, who also won the london marathon earlier this year, took 23 seconds off the old mark. today, the half marathon, i was not inspecting to beat this record. i was happy. it was a double win for britain in the wheelchair race as multiple paralympic champion david weir won the men's title, beating canadian brent la katos to the finishing line to claim his eighth title in south shields. jadejones—hall won the women's wheelchair race.
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the england women's captain steph houghton was one of the starters of the great north run. she was running to raise awareness for the darby rimmer mnd foundation. her husband is former liverpool defender stephen darby, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease last year. when stephen was diagnosed, his mind—set was about trying to help other people. firstly, coming here, i know how important this run is to have everyone. to have 12 of the family running for his foundation and to raise awareness, it is a great opportunity for us to do that and get out there. the main objectives were to firstly support those who were suffering from the disease and the illness and support their families, but also for the research. i think we found out especially, there is not much research, and there is obviously no cure yet, so as much as we can to try and raise as much money to help those families and finally hopefully find a cure. england's paul casey has won his first european tour title for five years at the european open in hamburg. he closed with a six—under—par 66 to finish just one shot clear of a group, including scotland's bob macintyre —
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the third time he's been beaten into second place in his rookie year. casey has won on the american tour this year, but this ended a long wait for his 14th european tour triumph. pippa funnell has won the burghley horse trials — her first major win for 1h years. the multiple olympic medallist, who turns 51 next month, led from start to finish on grafton street — who was making his debut at the top level. in the final showjumping phase, funnel could afford one fence down. but after sending the poles flying early on, she had to use all her skill and experience to stay clear round the rest of the course, beating her british team—mate piggy french byjust a tenth of a penalty point. i think of the length of time it took me to win my first championship, 1a years. and so it
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would take 1a years to when my next one. oh, my god! there was disappointment for british cyclist alex dowsett on stage two of the tour of britain. it was a 165km ride through the scottish borders, starting and finishing in kelso, and with just over three kilometres to go, dowsett sprinted into the lead — aiming to break away from the leading group. but he went too soon and couldn't maintain his pace — he was caughtjust before the line by the chasing pack, with italy's matteo trentin snatching victory to take the overall lead. and stage 15 of the vuelta a espana proved to be an interesting one for portugal's ruben guerreiro. with just under 60 kilometres to go, he decided he wanted to remove his under—vest in the heat, and he needed the medical team to cut it out whilst he was still riding. thankfully — there didn't seem to be any scissors involved! and you certainly wouldn't want them
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to be at the speeds you are going. that's all the sport for now. but there's more on the bbc sport that's all the sport for now. england needing to back out... the usual address. nfl season is under way. you can watch highlights. for highlights, don't forget the nfl show on tuesday night. all eyes on old trafford for the conclusion of the fourth test match. that's all from me — now it's time for the film show. hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases is mark kermode. good to see you, mark. what have you
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been watching? very interesting week. we have rojo a film set in argentina about corruption. we have it: chapter two, following in the footsteps of the biggest horror film of all—time. and the shiny shrimps, a story about a swimming team with a difference. so, rojo, a director i'm not familiar with. should i be? he has made films before, but this is a breakthrough feature. it is a story set in argentina in the run—up to the coup. we open with a shot of a house being emptied of all its possessions and we are not entirely sure why. we then cut to a scene in a restaurant of a man who seems very cultured, he is a lawyer, he is sitting at a restaurant table waiting to have his meal, but his wife is late. somebody says i need the table, because you're not actually eating. he says, "fine," and stands up, he then proceeds to chastise the other guy, as he explains that he would only do that because he is rude and he eviscerates the man
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in front of a crowd. outside on the street afterwards, they meet. here is a clip. i am already quite tense
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and i do not even know what happens. unsurprisingly, the encounter does not end well. the central character is in quite a dilemma. whether to do the honourable thing, whether to bury what has happened and try to pretend it did not happen. the film then becomes a story that is unfolding in a land in which people are disappearing. in which sinisterforces are at work, but the bourgeois middle—class are pretending it is not happening. you get a collision between, on one hand, a satire of bourgeois middle—class life, full of tennis and dinner parties, and on the other hand, this creeping sense of real horror around the edges of it. a detective turns up to investigate a case in which the central character was involved. he is a tv detective, he is notjust a detective, he is a television personality. the whole film, what i really like about it, there is a knife edge between, on the one hand, it is chilling — on the other hand, it is satirical. it obviously has a strong political undercurrent, but the best thing
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about it is you do not have to know that in advance. you know i use this phrase all the time, show, do not tell. do not have a film in which somebody gets up and explains the plot. it is one of those films which creeps up on you. you could probably interpret it in many different ways, the story is told through what characters do, not what they say. i have always found that that is something, show do not tell, is key for me. action is character, let the character tell the story. it is a drama with specifics, which expands much greater. ok, sounds intriguing. number two. we know how this goes. did you just ask me if i have seen that in all seriousness? it was not particularly scary, it was a mainstream movie, but it was hugely successful. so now we have it: chapter two. an adaptation of
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the stephen king novel. 27 years later, the losers club are called back to derry, maine, by the re—emergent of it, the clown—like shape shifter. the problem with this film, the first was a coming—of—age story with horror elements in it. i thought it was really well directed. it felt like a coming—of—age story. this feels like something which is altogether more episodic, altogether more bitty. it is nearly three hours long. it has numerous strands and operates over two different timeframes with individual set pieces. you are seeing one now, which are played out really brilliantly and well orchestrated. but for a movie which concentrates so much on memory, forgetting, on characters going underground and discovering what lies beneath, the film itself is much more about surface. its individual moments work in and of itself, when you put them together, they do not add up to a coherent narrative. my biggest problem is that i think
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for horror to work properly, you have to be emotionally engaged. and ifound myself 90 minutes into the nearly three hours of this thinking, "that engagement is not kicking in." that is not to say it is not brilliant, it is clearly made by somebody who loves the story and the genre. but the problem is what it does not have is that emotional through line that the first one did. you should see the first one, because it is basically a coming—of—age movie. itjust happens to have scary stuff in it. i do remember you telling me that. something that is three hours, it has to be worth that. that is an issue. this starts to feel like a tv miniseries. of course, it was all those years ago. you do wonder, why is this feeling so episodic? the third film. i saw a trailer for this in the cinema and i was the only one who chuckled. oh, really? the shiny shrimps, the professional swimmer who is interviewed by a tv interviewer.
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he keeps saying, you are past your prime, everything is going wrong for you. he then rebuffs him with a homophobic epithet. he said something outrageous. immediately, he is thrown out and told you have to make it up to the lgbt community and the way you have to do that is to become the coach to the shiny shrimps, a gay men's water polo team who will take place in the gay games in croatia. initially he isn't thrilled but inevitably, as you see in the trailer, it all works together. here is a clip. you're late. follow me now. two minutes, copy that.
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so, you get a sense of the movie from that. it is charming and funny. it is full of cliches and stereotypes. there is nothing surprising about the narrative whatsoever. you can tell from the first ten minutes where it is going to go. the best way of describing this is like... swimming with men crossed with priscilla queen of the desert. you have to be pretty hard—hearted not to chuckle at this. the heart of it is in right place.
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it is rather a charming film, i enjoyed it. i do not think it is ground—breaking in any way, but it is good fun. there's a lot to be said for fun in today's world. let's talk about best out. which is just remarkable. markjenkins made this film about a fishing village in cornwall. the old fishing cottage have been told to a new family selling it as a tourist cottage. it is about the battle between past, present and future. it is shot on clockwork cameras with 16mm black and white which markjenkins developed in his studio. it is, i think, a genuine modern masterpiece that i think is one of the defining british films of the decade. and the best thing about it is this. it has done so well in its opening week that they have expanded the number of cinemas in which it is playing, and i think it is in twice the number of screens that it was playing in the first week, because the response has been great. it is notjust a film which critics
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are saying is important. audiences are loving it. audiences are seeing it. you sighed, right? i am struck by the fact that i have thought about it every day since i have seen it. i do not love everything about it, but i think it is extremely clever. i was really struck by the sound, as well. something, i am afraid i do not always notice sound, there is something really unusual, in a good way, about that. really haunting imagery and the way in which the sound bubbles up from the ground is really impressive. it gives you the sense that you're watching something that is completely organic and utterly in and of the place that it is set in. i really enjoyed it. i felt you could tell that he was so passionate about it, and ifeel that comes through. absolutely, it is a passion project, it's a labour of love and it is really wonderful. quick thought of what else is around? high life is a really interesting sci—fi film with robert pattinson. it is very much like a filmlike
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solaris. it is a film which goes into outer space, but it is really about inner space. it is about what is happening within, rather than about what is happening without. it is enigmatic, very strange and something that you really have to give yourself over to. it is really worth seeing. i think you will really enjoy it. pattinson is brilliant. really interesting week. thank you very much. that is all for this week, enjoy your cinemagoing, whatever you decide to go and see. see you next time. bye—bye. hello there. we have sunshine, wind, rain and even tropical air heading our way next week. today the weather has been very pleasant, we had a few showers yesterday across kent, no sign of those today. indeed we have been enjoying some healthy spells of sunshine. after a really cold start in the north—east of scotland, we have seen some blue skies here as well for a while. there is more cloud coming in from the north—west, this weather front waits in the wings to bring
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rain overnight tonight. a fine end to the day with sunshine around, but the cloud continues to thicken across scotland and northern ireland. going to turn wetter overnight and the rain spills into wales and western parts of england, could be quite heavy. more cloud tonight, not anywhere near as cold as last night, except perhaps across east anglia, where we have clearer skies for longer. tomorrow a messy day, the weather front bringing rain, not one of the weather fronts sweeping across, no wind to move it, instead, the wetter weather drifts south. patchy rain developing across eastern parts of england, outbreaks of rain and lots of cloud in the morning, the rain tending to ease in the afternoon for northern areas, turning brighter but towards wales and the south—west, keeping the rain going. it could be heavy and thundery, and it really is going to be chilly, temperatures 1a or 15 quite widely.
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the weather front pulls apart, most of the rain continuing south towards iberia. this ridge of high pressure building and we have a weak weather front on the scene, bringing us this band of cloud, which could produce one or two showers but dry on the whole. some sunshine around, too, and it will feel a lot warmer, especially for central and eastern parts of england, where temperatures could be up to 20 degrees. but wet and windy weather arriving in north—west later. that is on the weather fronts there and it will turn wet and windy across northern areas overnight, around an area of low pressure which contains remnants of ex—hurricane dorian, no longer a hurricane by this stage, but it will bring and windy weather overnight. and through wednesday, it sweeps towards southern parts of england, becoming light and patchy. behind it, we get more sunshine arriving, some showers across scotland but temperatures higher for all of us.
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