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this is bbc news. the headlines. the mother of teenager harry dunn who died in a crash involving the wife of a us
diplomat, says the government must put pressure on her to return to the uk. the us state department expressed sympathy, but said diplomatic immunity was rarely waived. democrats leading the impeachment inquiry into president trump, issue a legal order demanding that the white house hand over more documents. dozens of people are injured, eight of them seriously, after a double—decker bus overturns in devon. a british—australian woman and her boyfriend are released after more than three months in an iranianjail. and at 10.30 we'll be taking a look at the papers with political editor of the sunday mirror and sunday people, nigel nelson and the political
commentator, jo phillips. good evening. the wife of an american diplomat has left the uk, while suspected of being involved in
a fatal road crash. police say they want to interview the woman about the death of 19—year—old harry dunn, in a collision in croughton in northamptonshire in august. the foreign secretary, dominic raab, says he's called the us ambassador to express his "disappointment" that she's left the country. the us state department has offered condolences to the family but says immunity is rarely waived. duncan kennedy reports. this is how local people have reacted to the death of harry dunn, on the country road where his accident took place. harry, who was 19, had
been on his motorbike when he was hit by a car. he died of multiple injuries. the 42—year—old woman driver of that car, who's not been identified, left this nearby american air base before the collision took place. she's known to be the wife of a diplomat and told police she would cooperate with them and said she had no plans to leave the country, but it's now been confirmed she has left britain. in a statement, northants police said, "harry dunn's family deservejustice. harry's mother, charlotte, says the woman involved must come back to the uk. we're really hoping to try and get her back. you know, we don't wish her any ill harm, but we don't understand how
she can just get on a plane and leave our family just utterly devastated. today, the foreign secretary dominic raab became involved in this diplomatic stand—off, saying he had called the american ambassador to express his "disappointment" that the woman had left the country. the options open to the government and the police are limited, but harry's family say they cannot grieve properly until this tragedy has been resolved. duncan kennedy reporting there. democrats leading the impeachment inquiry into president trump have issued a legal order demanding that the white house hand over more documents on its dealings with ukraine. mr trump is accused of abusing his position to put pressure on the ukrainian leader to investigate his presidential rival, joe biden. our north america correspondent chris buckler reports.
no matter where america's commander—in—chief goes, there's no escape from the talk of impeachment, or the many questions about his request for a foreign government to investigate one of his political rivals. requests for documents from the white house have become demands. with a subpoena issued by the democrats, alongside a strongly worded letter, that accuses the president of choosing a path of "defiance, obstruction and cover up." among the many records they want is a full rather than a rough transcript, showing exactly what mr trump said to the ukrainian president in a phone call during the summer. that's when he controversially tried to pressure volodymyr zelensky into launching an inquiry into the potential presidential candidatejoe biden and his son, hunter, who had business dealings in the country. on a visit to greece, the us secretary of state couldn't hide his frustration at this latest attempt by congress to put
pressure on the president. this is what's wrong... when the world doesn't focus on the things that are right, the things that matter, the things that impact real people's lives, and instead you get caught up in some silly gotcha game. but democrats have still to decide on whether to hold a formal vote to impeach the president. some people say, "why are you doing this?" "he's not worth it, to divide the country this way." i say, "well, he may not be, but our constitution is worth it, our democracy is worth it." applause. the battle lines are being drawn in washington, and congress is preparing for yet another bitter fight with this white house. chris buckler, bbc news, washington. dozens of people have been injured, eight of them seriously, after a double—decker bus overturned in devon. the vehicle crashed on the a385 between totnes and paignton at about 11 this morning.
emergency services declared a major incident. police have closed the road in both directions and asked people to avoid the area. in a moment viewers on bbc one will join us for a round—up of the news with ben brown but first... pro—democracy activists in hong kong have condemned the government for using emergency powers, as violent protests brought parts of the territory to a standstill. demonstrators — who defied a new law banning the use of face masks — forced the closure of the underground system and many shops and businesses, after a 14—year—old boy was shot during yesterday's protests. earlier we spoke to bonnie leung, she's a pro—democracy campaigner in hong kong and organiser of the some of the recent protests. well, i am extremely worried because i am worried about our front line protesters' safety.
carrie lam is doing a very bad move and a very bad strategy of bypassing our legislature to impose yet another evil law. and by doing so, i believe that she is actually creating some sort of systematic petrol bomb to public anger, so the public anger exploded. it is totally counterproductive. she said the reason of imposing the anti—masking law is about resuming public law and order, protecting front line police officers' safety but you see it is counterproductive. the public is more angry and more people are wearing masks, wearing facemasks to protest in the streets and people are forced to be even more radical in protest of the latest evil law.
so it is totally counterproductive and not serving the purpose at all. after the handover, we used to have is rule of law and freedom. despite not having true democracy, but now because we do not have true democracy, the government is totally not being accountable to the people and they are destroying rule of law and they are destroying the rules that we have always treasured. so hong kong people are now to conclude freely to seek for protection and now we see police officers breaking the law so blatantly caught on camera without any legal consequences at all and they are protected by the police commissioner and the hong kong government and protected by the beijing government, so we see absolute power corrupts absolutely.
britain calls on the united states to hand over a diplomat‘s wife who left the country after being involved in a fatal car crash. the mother of 19—year—old harry dunn — who was killed in the collision — is appealing for the suspect to return to the uk. police say the family deserve justice and want to arrest the 42—year—old woman.
also tonight... 37 people are injured after a double decker bus overturns in devon. it was like a scene from casualty. it was emergency services everywhere. there were, i think, five air ambulances in total. freedom for a young couple who'd been held prisoner in iran. and england are into the rugby world cup quarterfinals after thrashing argentina. good evening. britain is calling on the united states to hand over the wife of an american diplomat who's left the uk after she was involved in a fatal road crash.
police say they want to question the woman about the death of 19—year—old harry dunn in a collision in croughton in northamptonshire. the foreign secretary, dominic raab, says he's called the us ambassador to say he's disappointed the americans have refused to waive their diplomatic immunity. duncan kennedy reports. this is how local people have reacted to the death of harry dunn, a teenager from their community, killed on a country road. harry had been on his motorbike when he was hit by a car. he died of multiple injuries. the car had been driven from this nearby air force base by the 42—year—old wife of an american diplomat. the base is a centre for us intelligence gathering. the woman, who lives on this american air force space, told the police that she would co—operate fully
with their enquiry and that she had no plans to leave the country. it's now been confirmed she has left britain. in a statement, northants police said, "harry dunn's family deservejustice. the force is now exploring all diplomatic channels to ensure that the investigation continues to progress." harry's mother, charlotte, says the woman involved must come back to the uk. we're really hoping to try and get her back. we don't understand how she can just get on a plane and leave our family just utterly devastated. today, the foreign secretary dominic raab urged the americans to act. he said he had called the us ambassador in london to express his disappointment that the woman had left the country. the options open to the government and the police are limited, but harry's family say they cannot grieve properly until this tragedy has been resolved.
duncan kennedy, bbc news, in northamptonshire. let's get more from chris buckler in washington. what are the americans saying about this? harry dunn's death is the subject of a criminal investigation but it is also at the centre of a transatlantic diplomatic row. as the wife of a us diplomat, this woman would have been entitled to what is known as diplomatic immunity, essentially meaning she could not be prosecuted in the uk unless the american government was to waive that right and that did not happen in this case. in fact, the police say they were waiting for the necessary documentation to arrest and question her whenever she left the country. that has caused a huge amount of frustration which is why we had a statement from the uk foreign secretary saying he was disappointed by the americans'
decision and urge them to reconsider. but the truth is, although there have been high—level discussions around this, the state department is saying that while there are nonetheless intense conversations about this time of case as far as senior officials are concerned, that it is very rare that immunity is waived in cases like this or, indeed, any cases. chris buckler, many thanks. 37 people have been injured — eight of them seriously — after a bus crashed in devon. the double decker was travelling on the a385 between totnes and paignton when it came off the road and ended up on its side in a field. richard lister has more. just after ”am this morning and the emergency services are responding to a major incident. 37 people were injured — eight of them seriously — when this double—decker bus came off the road. casualties were taken to hospitals across the region. witnesses at the scene said up to 20 people were trapped in the wreckage
and the fire and rescue service had to use specialist equipment to get them out. my friend was trapped on the bus for 45 minutes because... thankfully, she wasn't injured but they had to cut holes in the roof of the bus to get people out. and, obviously, they couldn't move people who were badly injured. they were trying to get those people out first. the devon police serious collisions unit says the bus driver is helping with the investigation and hasn't been arrested. stagecoach south west said its thoughts were with those involved in the accident. the site will remain cordoned off while efforts to remove the bus continue. richard lister, bbc news. a british—australian woman and her australian boyfriend say they're relieved to be home after more than three months in an iranianjail. it's reported thatjolie king and mark firkin were freed in a deal afteran iranian man was released by australia. our diplomatic correspondent,
james landale, reports. the views here are just epic. jolie king and mark firkin were travelling the world, recounting their adventures to thousands of followers on social media. it has honestlyjust blown us away. three months ago, the british australian woman and her australian boyfriend were arrested in iran, allegedly for flying their drone without a permit near military installations. yet more foreigners detained in tehran‘s jails. yeah, so we've been driving for a couple of kilometres now... but after what the australian authorities describe as "sensitive negotiations", the couple from perth have been released and have returned home. forjolie and for mark, the ordeal they have been through is now over. they are being united with their loved ones, which is a source of great relief and joy to everyone. i can tell you that they're in good health and in good spirits. later it emerged that australia had released an iranian student, reza dehbashi kivi, who had been arrested in 2018 for
allegedly sending us made military equipment to iran. this prompted speculation both countries had negotiated a prisoner exchange — something the australian authorities refused to comment on. they said they were still trying to secure the release of another british australian — an academic called kylie moore—gilbert, who has been held in iran for almost a year, charged with spying. today's release will prompt questions about why the british government has yet to secure the freedom of nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe, the british iranian mother detained in iran, despite denying accusations of spying. the foreign office wouldn't comment tonight but the cases are different. iran has a much more hostile relationship with britain than australia. mrs zaghari—ratcliffe is considered by iran to be iranian and it's thought she has greater diplomatic value to iran in its confrontation with the west. and unless that changes, mrs zaghari—ratcliffe looks set to remain injail —
and now without any visits from her five—year—old daughter, gabriella, who she is sending home to start school in the uk. james landale, bbc news. democrats leading the impeachment inquiry into president trump have issued a legal order demanding the white house hands over more documents on its dealings with ukraine. they relate to a call in july between mr trump and the ukrainian president, during which he's accused of having put pressure on volodymyr zelensky to investigate his democratic party rival, joe biden. pro—democracy activists in hong kong have condemned the government for using emergency powers as violent protests brought parts of the territory to a standstill once again. demonstrators — who defied a new law banning the use of face masks — forced the closure of the underground system and many shops and businesses. borisjohnson has called
on the eu to compromise in the brexit negotiations and claims momentum is building in parliament for his proposed new deal. our political correspondent iain watson is here. iain, the prime minister has written about this in the sun and the sunday express. what's he saying? they are usually brexit supporting newspapers but a whole range of his ministers are writing for a range of newspapers and the key messages britain will leave the eu by the end of the month, but the eu must step up of the month, but the eu must step up its game if it wants britain to do so with a deal. the effectively argued two things, he will carry out negotiations in the spirit of cooperation and compromise that might suggest he is willing to modify some of the proposals we have seen, though not big modifications like staying in the customs union. he says if he can go with proposals
that mps support, he calls on mps to get on side but he might also be considering a vote in parliament ahead of the big eu council in the middle of the month to put pressure on brussels although downing street sources tell me tonight that no decision has been taken. he stresses again there will be no more dither and delay but denied jeremy corbyn said ata and delay but denied jeremy corbyn said at a rally in newcastle that he was determined britain would not crash out without a deal on october 31. iain watson, thank you very much. with all the sport, here's olly foster at the bbc sport centre. good evening. there's been success for great britain's 100 metre relay teams at the world athletics championships. dina asher—smith claimed her third medal in doha with another silver. the men also came second in their race. here's our sports correspondent, natalie pirks. she has had the expectation of a nation on her shoulders. but dina asher—smith has more than delivered. two medals down, and want to go but
the relay has not always gone britain's way. and it looked like it could be tricky again, a last minute injury so asha philip drafted in to kick things off. asha philip, the united states outside her... dena was swapped from the last lecture second, charged with chasing jamaicamike100 metres champion shelly—ann fraser—pryce but she was long gone by the time the bat on which daryll neita, britain in a straight fight for second. united states, the bronze! remarkably, despite ripping up the script, britain's women delivered the silver medal in back—to—back championships. ina timejust medal in back—to—back championships. in a time just short of the national record. but with the men also be jumping for joy? britain record. but with the men also be jumping forjoy? britain were the defending champions but the speed and the american team is ferocious and the american team is ferocious and there would be no catching them. united states gold, silverfor great britain! bronze forjapan. it was a
blisteringly fast european record, no golden moment this time but silver selfies felt as sweet. two silver selfies felt as sweet. two silver medals, one for the women and one for men and it means dina asher—smith ends these championships with three medals. we all handled the situation fantastically and it is testament to how much experience we have as a squad. it means she is a first british athlete to win three medals at the same world champs with a little help from herfriends. natalie pirks, bbc news, doha. england are the first team to reach the rugby world cup quarterfinals after another big win injapan. they were too strong for argentina, who had a man sent off. 39—10 the final score. from tokyo, here's our sports correspondent, andy swiss. # swing low, sweet chariot...# confident? just a little. but surely this would be england's toughest test yet. argentina is always one of sport's spiciest rivalries and the pumas were playing for world cup survival, so even thouthonny may's try edged
england into an early lead, it was all predictably tense. but in a split second, everything changed. tomas lavanini with a sickening challenge on owen farrell, who was thankfully unhurt. but it was high, dangerous and it was a red card. from that moment, there was no way back for argentina, as england set about running them ragged. elliot daly helping them to a 15—3 lead at the break. and after it, they stretched out of sight. once george ford had gone over, it was effectively game over. england weren't at their slickest, although jack nowell certainly was. on his comeback from injury, perhaps the pick of england's six tries. not quite a knockout performance, then, but they're through to the knockout stage. it's qualification for quarterfinals but our emphasis is just on getting better each game. that was a tough game for us today, in a lot of regards.
job done, then, for england in, ultimately, emphatic style. they'll face france in theirfinal group game next weekend, with a place in the quarterfinals already guaranteed. andy swiss, bbc news, tokyo. today's premier league goals are coming up on match of the day after the news, but i've got the results now, if you want them... leaders liverpool beat leicester 2—1 in injury time to make it eight wins out eight this season after being thrashed in the champions league this week, tottenham lost 3—0 at brighton. they haven't won away in the league since january. elswhere, there were wins for burnley, aston villa and crystal palace. in the scottish premiership, there were draws at aberdeen and ross county, kilmarnock beat hearts and motherwell are still third — they beat st mirren 2—0. the top two, celtic and rangers, are in action tomorrow. england's women have now gone five games without a win. over 29,000 were at middlesbrough‘s riverside stadium — that's a record for a lionesses‘ match outside wembley. but they were beaten 2—1
by brazil in a friendly. toronto wolfpack, have won the million pound game in rugby league. they beat featherstone 211—6 in their championship play—off final. they were playing on home soil but trailed at half—time before three second—half tries secured the victory and a place in next season's super league. it will be the first time that the top division has had a team from north america. there's much more on the bbc sport website, where you can follow the final event of the day at the world athletics in doha — the men's marathon. you can see more on all of today's stories on the bbc news channel. that's all from me. goodnight. good evening.
asa rain as a rain spread eastwards for all, into north—east england tomorrow, it will fall into saturated ground and that could lead to minor flooding and a lot of surface water and spray tomorrow morning. this is the picture to start the day, it will not be too cold with temperatures in double figures for many but focus on the wet spots for the morning, widely across scotland it will be raining and aided by southeast wind and the heaviest towards eastern parts and certainly to the east of the pennines and that rain will get heavier down the eastern counties, through east yorkshire into east anglia and some of the rain easing further west through brighter skies and showers with the rain never far away for the midlands and the south—east. in the rain slowly easing across scotland on the north—east will brighten up. further west, will be a few showers drifting down the north—west wind, gusty estate on the south—west corner, many will have a drier and brighter day today and it should feel pleasa nt day today and it should feel pleasant in the sunshine and out of
the breeze. the dryer slot comes through sunday night because by the time we hit monday morning this low pressure will spin more in away of rain and pretty strong winds as well, gale force winds developing widely and a bright spot for eastern england but rain spreading eastwards on heaviest in the west in the morning and turning patchy as it heads to eastern areas later and it will be a cool day but brighter and western areas but never far away from the waterproofs next week. i hate to say that! good night.
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