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england and wales at risk over the next 24—hour is. tens of thousands of civilians thousands of civilians are reported flee their homes in northern syria, to have fled. borisjohnson and the as turkish forces continue their advance across the border. irish prime minister say they can't there've been fierce clashes see a pathway to a possible brexit with kurdish fighters deal. it is possible for us to come in north eastern syria, as turkey bombarded towns with airstrikes and artillery. to an agreement, to have a treaty but the kurds are firing back. agreed to allow the uk to leave the turkey says a number of civilians have been killed and dozens injured eu in an orderly fashion and have in its border towns. that done by the end of october. ban well, within the last few minutes here, there have been three very loud blasts close to us. snacking on public transport to help tackle childhood obesity, says we could hear them, we could feel them and, instantly, there were scenes of panic england's outgoing chief medical in the streets, of people running for their lives. officer. a typhoon heading to tokyo tonight, kurdish forces say some of the islamic state fighters held forces organisers to cancel in syria will be moved to other england's rugby world cup match prisons, amid fears they might escape. against france for the first time in we'll be live from the border. its history. also tonight: a pathway to a brexit deal is still possible say borisjohnson and his irish counterpart ina in a moment it will be time for leo veradkar after crunch talks.
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sportsday but first let's have a look at what else is coming up on a record number of 10 and 11 the news channel this evening and at year olds are severely overweight in england — experts call for radical action to tackle childhood obesity. 7pm we have beyond 100 a typhoon heading to tokyo forces organisers to cancel england's rugby world cup match against france tomorrow for the first time in its history. and america's simone biles makes history — the first woman to win five all round world gymnastics titles. coming up on sportsday later in the hour on bbc news: we'll look ahead to this evening's euro qualifiers, with three of the home nations in action. northern ireland are in rotterdam for their match against the netherlands.
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good evening, and welcome to the bbc news at six. around 60,000 people are reported to have fled their homes on the second day of a major air and ground assault by turkish forces. there's been heavy fighting in the central border region. some civilians have been killed and dozens more have been injured. 0n on both sides of the border. turkey's president, recep tayyip erdogan, claims more than 100 kurdish fighters in syria, who he regards as terrorists, have been killed. turkey is trying to seize land to create a "safe zone" in syria just inside the border, to settle some of the millions of syrian refugees who have fled the eight year war. our international correspondent, 0rla guerin is on the turkish syrian border in akcakale, which has been fired on by the kurds today. the turkish president erdogan has been defending his country's invasion of syria as international
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concern gi’ows. invasion of syria as international concern grows. the french president emmanuel macron has warned the offensive risks giving the islamic state group a chance to regroup. the nato secretary general will be here in istanbul tomorrow for meetings. as turkey pushed deeper into syrian kurdish territory today, there were losses on both sides of the border and a warning my report contains distressing images. riding into battle to the tune of war songs from the ottoman era. a hero's sendoff for fighters who are pa rt hero's sendoff for fighters who are part of turkey's operation peace brings. across the border, turkish forces now occupying syrian territory, making military gains but diplomatic losses. there was no let up diplomatic losses. there was no let up overnight. turkey hit close to 200 targets in the opening hours of the attack, as troops pushed deeper
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into kurdish strongholds. in by this time, the casualties kept on coming. doctors attending victims of a new chapter in an old war. translation: after the turkish shelling on the border area so far we have received ten patients, two of them are critical and are having surgery. the number of injured is on the rise every hour but we, the medical staff, a re every hour but we, the medical staff, are ready. president erdogan is making no apologies. farfrom president erdogan is making no apologies. far from it. president erdogan is making no apologies. farfrom it. as his party rallied round him, he'd threatened his critics with a flood of syrian refugees. translation: hey, european union, get a refugees. translation: hey, european union, geta hold refugees. translation: hey, european union, get a hold of yourself. look, i'm telling you again, if you describe our operation as an invasion again, we will take the easy road, we will open the doors and send you 3.6 million refugees.
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and here are his targets, syrian kurdish forces he views as terrorists, desperately outgunned and up against nato's second largest army. they led the battle against is, now washington has left them to their fate. but the is, now washington has left them to theirfate. but the kurds hit back today, causing terror and casualties, as we were a block away. they said their main street in akcakale, a turkish border town. police trying to clear the area after what appeared to be mortar fire. well, we've just after what appeared to be mortar fire. well, we'vejust had after what appeared to be mortar fire. well, we've just had two massive explosions here in the space of only a few moments. the blasts seem to be inside this building. let's go over here. then we were
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moved back amid fears of more incoming fire. turkey's offensive across the border in syria is now hitting home. this amateur video appears to show some of the casualties today. officials here in akca kale casualties today. officials here in akcakale say three people are confirmed dead and two of them were children. while we were expecting a response from the turkish authorities and it hasn't taken long. we've been hearing explosions in the last few minutes and on the horizon you can see the dense black smoke. that is the aftermath of a series of air strikes. syrian positions just across the border are being pounded now and there are announcements being made on loudspeakers telling civilians to take shelter and get off the streets. the air strikes continued through the afternoon. on both sides of this border now, there
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are families in mourning and the offensive is only in its second day. turkish troops have now captured a string of border villages and they have established safe corridors between key towns. one source says they intend to besiege the town is in order to avoid house—to—house fighting. the syrian kurds are continuing to warn what all this could mean for the fight against islamic state. they say they will have fewer guards for is prisons and a top syrian kurdish official warned today that that could lead to a jailbreak. thank you. after more than two hours of talks today, borisjohnson and his irish counterpart leo veradkar say they can see a pathway to a possible brexit deal. the two leaders met at a country manor on the wirral and said a deal was in everybody‘s interest. tonight, mrveradkarsaid he thought it was still possible that a deal could be done by the end of october, but he declined to say what had changed. here's our political editor, laura kuenssberg.
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after—work, a private plane for the irish leader. a speeding limousine for the british prime minister. the two of them heading to an encounter which could change things for us all. tucked away as a country house on the wirral, a private moment of massive public importance. could they shake on a deal? after a couple of hours of talks, there wasn't white smoke but an official statement. the two men agreed they could see a pathway to a possible deal. their discussion is concentrated, not surprisingly perhaps, on the challenges of customs and consent. they agreed to reflect further on their discussions and that officials would continue to engage intensively on them. in other words, it's not on, nor is it off. engage intensively on them. in other words, it's not on, nor is it offlj think it is possible for us to come to an agreement, to have a treaty
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agreed, to allow the uk to leave the eu in an orderly fashion and to have that done by the end of october but there are many things that are not in my control. the two men talked for nearly three hours, with time one—on—one. it's a different tone certainly from the last few days, but whether they understand each other is one thing... finding a way out of a fundamental clash is another. the uk wants a brexit deal with a big different customs system on both sides of the irish border. ireland once the system north and south to stay the same. the conversation between the prime minister and leo varadkar, they were cordial, they were constructive, they were open and they say there is going to be progress so i'm delighted. cheering the opposition is sceptical whether an agreement can really happen. we are infora an agreement can really happen. we are in for a few days of shadow—boxing by boris johnson
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are in for a few days of shadow—boxing by borisjohnson and a decision will hopefully come back to parliament next week, after the eu summit. at the moment his behaviour and the language he has used suggests he is not going to reach an agreement with the european union. translation: despite some better vibes today, the deal is a long way from lined up. around the country leaders are proposing for the process to end with no agreement. we wa nt process to end with no agreement. we want to reduce the negative effects if there is a disorderly brexit. remember, this is urgent, very urgent. the summit where a deal was meant to be finalised is a week today and any big compromises the prime minister were to give would make things harder here in westminster. there may have been progress of a few paces today but the two sides were miles apart. if borisjohnson could satisfy his counterpart, that might not please parliament. if you can't please parliament, then the eu might not
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budge. when it comes to brexit, the prime minister simply can't please all of the people all of the time. laura kuenssberg, bbc news. the chairman of car manufacturer nissan has said a no—deal brexit would threaten its european business model and the future of its large plant in sunderland. the japanese car maker employs 6,000 people at the factory and supports a further 2a,000 people in the supply chain. our correspondent david rhodes is there for us. sophie, this is the uk's biggest car factory, they make over 400,000 cars a year here. today, nissan started by saying it wanted to build the next generation of nissan cars here in sunderland but its european boss also issued a stark warning about what no—deal brexit would mean for this company. nissan is the biggest private employer in one of the uk's poorest cities. around 30,000 jobs are
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connected to the sprawling plant in sunderland, the country's largest car factory. the city voted overwhelmingly to leave the eu in 2016 and nissan has spoken before about how brexit could make it harder to continue to produce 400,000 cars a year here on wearside, but today, the european boss of this company had a warning about the growing prospect of a no—deal brexit. about the growing prospect of a no-deal brexit. no deal would about the growing prospect of a no-deal brexit. no dealwould be associated with the application of 10% duties under the wto rules. that will create an enormous problem for the overall european activities at nissan. there are people that voted for brexit here who will say you are scaremongering. you will not leave sunderland because you have invested too much money on this plan?“ sunderland because you have invested too much money on this plan? if you fall down in a situation where 70% of our vehicles, we will have to pay 10% export duties, the overall business model of nissan in europe will not be sustainable. for those
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who live here, they say would be devastating for the city of the plant was ever close. people in sunderland... plant was ever close. people in sunderland. .. you know plant was ever close. people in sunderland... you know someone who works at nissan. what would happen ifa works at nissan. what would happen if a close? you might as well put a sign saying sunderland is closed for business. but brexit isjust one pressure. global car manufacturing is moving from diesel fuel vehicles to electric cars. that is also having an impact on factories here. workers were told here this morning that the night shift at this factory is being cut, jobs won't be lost that some employees will see their pay cut. there is concern across sunderland that this company is already bracing for tough times ahead. the government says it is working flat out to achieve a deal ahead of the uk leaving the eu at the end of this month. from the factory floor to the city centre, the people of sunderland are still unsure what the future could hold for nissan. david rhodes, bbc news.
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banning children from eating on public transport and more taxes on unhealthy food — those are just two of the suggestions from experts trying to combat the continuing rise in childhood obesity. the latest figures show a record number of 10 and 11 year olds are now severely overweight in england. in total, more than a million children across england are obese. it means in a class of 30 children, a third are now overweight or obese — that's twice as many as 30 years ago. in deprived areas it's particularly bad, with more than a quarter of 10 and 11 year olds severely obese. our health editor hugh pym has the story. here is what many communities are up against. rows of fast food outlets with constant invitations to eat low cost ta keaway with constant invitations to eat low cost takeaway is. it's a serious challenge to good health. £300 million a year is spent on advertising snacks, sweets and fizzy drinks. there has been a 53%
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increase in average pizza portion sizes over three decades. there are 53,000 takea sizes over three decades. there are 53,000 take a ways, more than half close to primary schools. marissa's family struggled to do the right thing with their diet, though she has now lost two kilos after advice from the family doctor. has now lost two kilos after advice from the family doctorlj has now lost two kilos after advice from the family doctor. i was feeling because i'm the mum and i'm responsible for her health and i was feeling terrified about her future, how to help her. now, england's former chief medical officer is calling for radical measures, including a ban on eating and drinking apart from water on public transport. she also says all advertising of unhealthy food could be phased out and plain packaging or a new tax the sugary and high calorie foods. government needs to be bold and it can make a difference, and the public are asking for this. they believe, the public do, that government should protect their children. the report
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praises local initiatives like this one, bicester in oxfordshire is billed as a healthy new town is that the nhs funded this gym equipment in a local park as part of a move to help people get more active. one of these a—level students, how do they feel about the debate? the government should do some stuff like say what's on the food and say it's unhealthy but i also think it is up to us to stay active and fit. there definitely is a lot of advertising are more unhealthy things because people are more aware of unhealthy foods rather than healthy foods. the local council has marked out five kilometre routes. the aim is to give schoolchildren more interest in their daily run and developed a fitness habit for the future. local initiatives like this seems set to continue to develop and grow, but what about at national level in england? what about at national level in england ? what what about at national level in england? what is the government going to do? minister simply say they have studied the report and any action will be based on evidence. they point to the sugar levy on soft
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drinks but last year's obesity strategy with plans to restrict advertising hasn't yet been implemented and dame sally says a lot more needs to be done to bring down obesity. in contrast, the scottish government says it will introduce a bill to curb fast food advertising and promotions. hugh pym, bbc news. our top story this evening. thousands of civilians flee their homes in northern syria as turkish forces continue their advance across the border. and still to come — america's simone biles makes history — the first woman to win five all round world gymnastics titles. coming up on sportsday in the next 15 minutes on bbc news, we'll hearfrom england cricket‘s new head coach chris silverwood and his plans for the national side. a super—typhoon heading towards japan has forced
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the organisers of the rugby world cup to cancel matches for the first time in the tournament's history — including england's game against france tomorrow. the storm has been described as the biggest of the year and could wreak havoc in tokyo and surrounding areas. but scotland and ireland's games are, for now, still set to go ahead. from japan, andy swiss reports. they should have been gearing up, instead, they were getting out. england's players leaving tokyo before the typhoon. not that you'd have guessed it's coming — it was business as usual today, as the city basked in sunshine. but saturday's game is cancelled, leaving the fans with a ticket to frustration. i feel very disappointed, especially — it's sunny, it's a gorgeous day here today, i can't believe that they cancelled it, so... seemingly, so far in advance. but, you know, in a few hours' time, maybe we'll realise that it's coming. just arrived today. you've just arrived today? yeah, just flown in. so, we were in the air when we heard the news. how much kind of money have
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you spent coming out here for this? oh, i suppose probably about £1500—£2000 in total. bargain(!) but this is what's on its way. typhoon hagibis has wind speeds of 120 miles an hour and it's heading for tokyo. england had already qualified for the quarterfinals and they'll finish top of their group, but this is hardly what they wanted. of course everyone's disappointed. we wanted to play against france, we put a lot of work, physicalwork, emotionalwork, tactical work into it and we're disappointed, but the situation is a situation that we don't control. well, hosting the world cup here in typhoon season was always going to be a risk, and while it's meant frustration for england's fans, for scotland's, it could yet mean the end of their tournament. their match against japan on sunday is still under threat and if it's cancelled, scotland are almost certainly out.
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their fans, who only yesterday watched them thrash russia, are now keeping their fingers crossed. hopefully, i think... we've been looking at the typhoon on the internet and it looks... i think we're going to get away with it. obviously, it will be hugely disappointing if we go back not getting to see what's probably the biggest game in scotland's group, certainly. we're really surviving on rumours, we don't really know what's happening. but on saturday, at least, there'll be no rugby here. the first cancellation in world cup history and as england escape the typhoon, the tournament could be facing a storm of its own. andy swiss, bbc news, tokyo. a climate change activist has climbed on top of a plane at london city airport as protests continue over global warming. the man — identified as a former paralympian cyclist — got on top of the plane as part of demonstrations by extinction rebellion. he was later removed.
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dyson has scrapped its £2.5 billion project to build electric cars. the firm — famous for its vacuum cleaners — had been planning to develop the cars in the uk and build them in singapore. it abandoned the project because it said it was not "commercially viable". a court heard today that what was described as "extraordinarily bad failings" of hillsborough match commander david duckenfield led to a fatal crush at the fa cup semi—final in 1989. duckenfield denies the manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 liverpool supporters who died at sheffield wednesday's ground. from preston crown court, judith moritz reports. back at court again. david duckenfield arrived to face another jury. the retired chief superintendent being retried after his last trial ended without a verdict. he is accused of the manslaughter of 95 liverpool fans at the hillsborough disaster in 1989.
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the youngest was ten years old. there were 37 teenagers. the oldest was a pensioner of 67. the 96th victim, tony bland, died nearly four yea rs victim, tony bland, died nearly four years later, so can't be included in this prosecution. thejury heard that holy innocently, they had gone to watch a football match at the sheffield ground. the court was told there were not enough turnstiles to let the fans in. gate was opened, but the tunnel to the already full terraces wasn't closed off, and fans we re terraces wasn't closed off, and fans were swept down the slope and into a fatal crash. the jury was told that david duckenfield had an ultimate and personal responsibility for the policing operation, and it was part of wearing the uniform, along with the crown of match commander, that he be ina the crown of match commander, that he be in a position to deal with an emergency. richard matthews qc said david duckenfield's failures had contributed substantially to the
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deaths, saying this was an extraordinarily bad failure. it was so extraordinarily bad failure. it was so bad, so reprehensible, so blameworthy and unforgivable, that it amounts to a gross failure. david duckenfield denies manslaughter. the case is expected to last until the end of next month. judith moritz, bbc news, preston. the bank of england has unveiled its new look £20 note, which has more security features to help combat forgery — the current £20 note is the most forged note in circulation. the new note is made from polymer instead of paper, like the five and ten pound notes, and will include two see—through windows and a hologram. a self—portrait of the artistjmw turner, along with one of his most famous paintings, will also feature on the back. america's star gymnast simone biles hasjust won her 16th world gymnastics title at the championships in stuttgart. the 22—year—old american was also crowned the best all—round gymnast for a record—breaking fifth time. natalie pirks was there.
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it's the hardest moving women's gymnastics, and yet she makes it appear gymnastics, and yet she makes it a ppear effortless. gymnastics, and yet she makes it appear effortless. today simone biles dazzled yet again with her new signature move. it is jaw—dropping in its complexity, launching into the airataround in its complexity, launching into the air at around 30 miles an hour, and she's up there for little more than a second. it means buyers has to move quickly to perform her two somersaults while twisting three times simultaneously. even other elite gymnasts are dumbfounded by the ease with which she performed such a tough move. you talk about legends in sport, and she is definitely one of them. to put it into context, when simon does the triple double, everyone in the gym, from coaches to gymnasts, stops to watch her because it is that hard. the records keep tumbling. when the usa took their fifth straight team title on tuesday, biles became the all—time leading female gymnast, with 21 world medals. today she was at it again, winning her 16th world
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championship gold. pint —sized perfection. not content with merely winning, she wants to create a legacy. just two more medals here this week will ensure she is the most decorated gymnast overall in world championship history. she has actually got four more chances. belarus's gymnast won 23 medals in total at the world championships, 12 of which were gold. his record has stood for more than 20 years. but records aside, what makes simon stand out is her constant innovation. she now has four moves named after her. today she didn't attempt her new trickier dismount of the beam. she didn't need to. that was a good strong routine from her. it means the world to me. it is unheard—of, so it is exciting, but we finish strong and we gave it our all and it was exciting to have the opportunity to do this. with her
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last olympics on the horizon, enjoy her brilliance its gold again for simone biles. we may never see such domination again. natalie pirks, bbc news, stuttgart. time for a look at the weather.m has been pretty wet and some of the puddles will get a top up of the next few days because there is more rain in the forecast and quite a lot of it for some of us. this is the satellite picture and you can see this pipeline of cloud ploughing across the atlantic in our direction. this is a slow—moving weather front. this will be with us through the next few days, bringing outbreaks of rain. rain developing across many areas tonight, but particularly heavy across western scotland, where they could see maybe 50 millimetres of rain. that could cause some localised flooding and travel problems. perhaps a drier slot through northern ireland and into southern scotland by the end of the night. elsewhere, a brisk breeze
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will keep it mild. tomorrow, heavy rain developing across england and wales. the high ground of wales could see 70 million metres of rain, which could cause problems because the ground is already very wet. the cloudy and wet weather will think southeastwards across england and wales through the day. bright is because behind. for northern ireland and scotland, some sunny spells, but heavy downpours as well. it will be windy across the north west and also towards the south of the uk. in between, there will be some sunshine. as we head into the weekend, the weather front will still be with us. rather than clearing away, it develops various bumps and that will hold it back across parts of the uk. some rain in the south on saturday. that rain will turn heavier across wales during the day. further north, some spells of sunshine and hefty showers in the north—west. and sunday? you
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guessed it, there will be some rain at times and some of it could be heavy. a reminder of our top story... thousands of syrians have fled their homes near the border with turkey as the turkish advance continues. there've been fierce clashes with kurdish fighters in north eastern syria as turkey bombarded towns with airstrikes and artillery. that's all from the bbc news at six — 00:28:26,601 --> 2147483051:50:58,015 so it's goodbye from me 2147483051:50:58,015 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s
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