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this is bbc news. the headlines at five. the family of harry dunn — who died in a road collision with an american woman who then fled to the us — fly to the country, hoping for a meeting. we may be able to hopefully get a meeting put together, whether it's face to face, lawyer to lawyer, not really really sure on that basis, yet, but fingers crossed we're stepping in the right direction. borisjohnson tells his cabinet a brexit deal is on the horizon, but there's still a significant amount of work to do to get there. hundreds are reported to have escaped from a camp in northern syria, holding family members of islamic state fighters — as an offensive by turkey against the kurds continues. the escapes occur as president trump
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plans to withdraw the remaining us troops in northern syria. kenyan runner brigid kosgei sets a new world record for the women's marathon, beating paul radcliffe's time set 16 years ago. the family of 19—year—old harry dunn — who was killed in a motorbike accident — are on their way to the united states in the hope of a meeting the woman involved in the crash. ann sacoolas, the wife of an intelligence officer, left for the us after the accident in northamptonshire. police say they're liaising closely with the foreign office. here's andy moore with the latest. on her way to the states, harry dunn's mother. she now has an apology from the woman who killed her son.
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but she said sorry just wasn't enough. harry's father is on the same flight. the parents want to lobby politicians and raise the profile of their case in america. they also hope to meet anne sacoolas, who now has agreed to a meeting. in a statement, through her lawyers, she said... harry dunn was riding his motorbike when he was hit by mrs sacoolas, reportedly driving out of an american base on the wrong side of the road. she initially cooperated with the police investigation, before getting a flight to the us the next day under the protection of diplomatic immunity. this is an incredibly tragic case, and the foreign secretary has been working with his american counterparts and been in touch with the us administration on this. the fact of the matter is right now, it very much seems that the lady in question wants to start cooperating with the discussions and obviously the investigations. and i think we should support that.
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now that mrs sacoolas is back in the us, the government here has confirmed that diplomatic immunity no longer applies. well, everybody knew that all along. diplomatic immunity only applies when you are in the host country, in this case the uk. it never applies once you go back to your own country. and i think it was the threat of the dunns hauling her into court in america that has actually brought forth this suggested meeting. the family of harry dunn are hoping mrs sacoolas will return voluntarily to the uk to face justice. if not, she could face extradition. andy moore, bbc news. speaking this afternoon while on the flight, harry's mother said she had high hopes after a letter from the foreign and commonwealth office said the diplomat‘s wife no longer had diplomatic immunity. the letter from the fco was amazing.
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we felt that we've already got a breakthrough, you know, we finally had confirmed that the immunity we didn't think she had has been confirmed, that she doesn't have it. certainly she absconded back to the usa. certainly since she absconded back to the usa. the statement from her lawyer is promising that we may be able to hopefully get a meeting put together, whether it is face to face or lawyer to lawyer, not really sure on this basis yet, but fingers crossed we're stepping in the right direction. borisjohnson has told his cabinet there is still a "significant amount of work" to be done in order to reach a brexit deal with the eu, and ministers must remain prepared to leave at the end of october. negotiations have resumed between british and european union officials in brussels. eu ambassadors will be given details by the chief brexit negotiator, michel barnier, this evening. our political correspondent
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peter saull reports. it's been a while since we last saw this in westminster — the pomp and ceremony of of the queen's speech. it will be showtime in parliament tomorrow. the real action, though, is in brussels. and until there is a brexit breakthrough, these uk officials are sworn to secrecy. ministers know that further compromises may be needed. i trust borisjohnson to ensure the relationship the uk has with the european union is one where we are not a vassal state. and that is the point that we are leading towards in all these discussions. it's a blockbuster week for brexit. tomorrow, there is the queen's speech, on thursday and friday, a crucial eu summit, and then an extraordinary sitting of parliament — the first on a saturday in more than three decades.
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even if there is a deal to vote on, it's unlikely to please labour. the problem areas are of regulation and deregulation, which come from whatever trade arrangement there is with europe and the wider world. but also, perhaps very seriously, is the irish border issue. westminster‘s third largest party is also gearing up for a fight. the snp has a clear stop brexit message, and the leader doesn't mind how it's done. this brexit fiasco is in such a mess, the implications on the consequences are so potentially damaging that i think any responsible leader wanting to do the right thing for the people they represent would keep all options open. back in london, preparations for the state opening of parliament are almost complete. who knows what they'll be getting ready for this time next week? peter saull, bbc news. a little earlier i spoke to our political correspondent nick eardley, who said downing street was still preparing for britain to leave
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the eu without a deal. what has happened over the last two—and—a—half years is when europe has got an idea from the uk it doesn't like or vice versa, somebody‘s leaked it and leaked their concerns about it. the fact that isn't happening doesn't mean that isn't happening doesn't mean that there are no concerns, but i think it is a sign about how seriously both sides are taking these talks over the weekend. that said, the clear caution coming from borisjohnson this afternoon, in a call to his cabinet, to update them on progress was, yes, that pathway toa on progress was, yes, that pathway to a deal that mrjohnson spoke about late last week is there but there is still significant work to do and because of that he tealsing his ministers don't stop preparing to leave at the end of the month, without a deal. does that mean that no—deal is going to happen? absolutely not. there is still some optimism in number ten that things have moved over the last few days but there is no note of caution saying don't get carried away, don't assume this is a done deal. i think
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it is still unclear whether these talks have got to a place where there is actually room to get over there is actually room to get over the line, and the next 48—hours are so could still be meanwhile, the snp says it has prepared a motion of no confidence in boris johnson. speaking at the start of the party's annual conference, ian blackford called on other opposition parties to act, and said the only way to end the "chaos" was to have a general election. the snp‘s leader at westminster told delegates in aberdeen that opposition parties need to step up in their attempts to remove boris johnson from office. we must take the power out of boris johnson's hands, and put it back in the hands of the people. so i can announce today, the snp has prepared announce today, the snp has prepared a motion of no confidence in boris johnson and his government. we will not play borisjohnson's games and give into his demands, but after yea rs of give into his demands, but after years of brexit chaos, the only
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option, the only option that truly puts a stop to this chaos is to call a general election. applause so conference, it is time forjeremy corbyn and forjo swinson to step out of the sand pit and up to the job. so let's come together, let's back a vote of no confidence, let's get rid of borisjohnson, secure that extension, give people back, the i'm back the power and let's do that with a this morning the first minister, nicola sturgeon, said she would request the consent of the uk government to hold another referendum on scottish independence before the end of the year. (sot before the end of the year. i am putting legislation through the scottish parliament right now to put the rules and regulations in place. i've said as recently as a few weeks ago that, as that legislation progresses, we will make that request for a section 30 order. we see rising support for independence, we see rising support... will you be asking for that order this year? yes.
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are you asking for that order next month? we will do it at the appropriate moment when the legislation is passing. it is likely to be over the next matter of weeks. but it is coming quite soon? it is coming soon. of course, we don't yet know who is likely to be in downing street. the situation is very fluid and that is why i have taken the decision to do the preparations that are within our control here right now and we are getting on with that. nicola sturgeon talking to andrew marr earlier on today. our scotland political correspondent, andrew kerr is at the snp conference and earlier he gave us this update. fantastic new building and a platform for the snp as they call for this general election, now i am joined by scotland's brexit secretary mike russell. good afternoon. first we start at the brink ofan afternoon. first we start at the brink of an incredible week in british politics, what is the snp‘s game plan for the next seven days? the game plan is to make sure that the people are listened to, the people of scotland who didn't vote for brexit, the people of scotland who want a general election, the
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people of scotland who show in the majority they believe a independence would be better for them, majority they believe a independence would be betterfor them, as an opinion poll shows today than staying in the yuck. people who are on the cusp of voting for independence, 50% in a poll today. so the people of scotland want change and they don't want boris johnson and they don't want brexit. that is a very strong message to send out. is but before we get to any referendum, a general election is what ian blackford is calling for, why that just is what ian blackford is calling for, why thatjust now? he is calling on the rebel alliance to back that motion of no confidence in borisjohnson. back that motion of no confidence in boris johnson. because you have a government without credibility and without a majority, it is has a minus majority and it is time the people of scotland had their say, it is time the people of all the the islands had their say. we know from the opinion polling there is hardly a single poll in the last year—and—a—half that shows a majority for brexit. the uk government is pursuing a policy people don't want, that would be damaging and particularly a no—deal
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brexit and they should be stopped, and it's the people who can stop that by calling an election, ian blackford was clear, labour and the liberals must support that or get out of the way. they can't go on playing the games they are at the moment. what about the suggestion from some labour mps that perhaps a referendum on the eu deal might be a better option, that going for a general election? if at the end of this week there was no vote for a general election but a vote for a referendum,s wouldn't be as good as an election but it would be progress because people would be able to have their say. what we are seeing is a move away from allowing people to have their say to johnson trying move away from allowing people to have their say tojohnson trying the railroad a deal there. that is unacceptable. you talk about him trying to railroad the deal through, what if it was a deal mrjohnson came back with on saturday but the snp will not support any deal. came back with on saturday but the snp will not support any dealm came back with on saturday but the snp will not support any deal. if it is about which he resigned some
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months ago, he couldn't accept this deal. he couldn't stay in may's government because it was so awful. it is terrible for scotland, absolutely terrible. a city like aberdeen needs freedom of movement to continue to grow and flourish, this type of centre shows you a flourishing economy, it will be declining if any deal thatjonsson is proposing imon this city and we need to be very clear about it. it is not a question of sighing and saying let's get it over with, what is proposed is bad for every man, woman and child in scotland. hundreds of foreigners affiliated with the islamic state group have escaped from a camp in northern syria amid a turkish offensive, they say detainees attacked gates at the ain issa displacement camp as fighting raged nearby. the un says 130,000 people have fled their homes, and the figure may defence secretary mark esper told cbs news on sunday that the us was now preparing to evacuate
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about 1,000 troops who remained in northern syria. our washington correspondent chris buckler has the latest. so the current us defence secretary says a decision was made last night to withdraw hundreds of troops from northern syria, all of the us troops that are remaining in that part of the country, now it is likely that some will remain further south in a base there, but essentially they are getting out of this battlefield, and thatis getting out of this battlefield, and that is partly because they say they are concerned that the troops could get caught in the middle of the fighting between the turks and the kurds, but of course that is only going to increase the anger among those kurdish forces who once fought alongside the us against islamic state and feel they have been abandoned. mrtrump is state and feel they have been abandoned. mr trump is continuing to deny he gave a green light to this
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by repositioning dozens of troops close to the boarderment now he is withdrawing the troops completely and it is expected that will happen over the next days or week, in fact there are suggestions that the removal of troops has already begun. that was chris buckler. let's get some analysis on all of this, matthew bryza is a former deputy assistant secretary of state in the usa specialising in relations with turkey. now a seniorfellow at the atlantic council. thank you forjoining us here on bbc news. just first of all what is your assessment of donald trump's policy here? thank you. so, i think president trump's policy has been ill formed or amorphous. number one, he wants a good relationship with president erdogan, he likes the fellow strong man leader that is president erdogan. president trump does not want to impose sanctions on turkey, he wants a good relationship with turkey, so i think a week ago
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today, when president erdogan said we are going in, president trump said ok, i respect that and we will get out of the way. i think president trump then didn't really think through what the consequences would be. in other words there is no real policy, he was, i think, taken aback by the strong reaction against his move, including by senate republican, i will say one more thing which is my understanding from my visit to washington, a week ago, was the us and turkey were close to an agreementen a safe zone in northern syria, the turking wanted it to be deeper than the us, the turks wanted to have full control, they were very close and the agreement might have gotten turkey backin agreement might have gotten turkey back in to the programme. at the enof the lay president erdogan said we are going in and president trump said ok. what is so baffling to people watching this, is you know, you say he, president trump is unwilling to really to have to put sanctions on turkey, many think he wouldn't have
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needed to have put sanctions on turkey if he hadn't withdrawn his own troops. i think president trump misunderstood the situation perhaps that i think president erdogan was making a statement at the final point in negotiate that i mentioned, they were so close, i don't know for sure, it is likely if president trump said do go in we are going to oppose that, maybe president erdogan would have given something but looked for something else from the us, i would like a pledge, ok, looked for something else from the us, iwould like a pledge, ok, the other sets of sanctions you have been threatening will go away. instead president trump didn't pick up instead president trump didn't pick up the cue and clear the way for the military intervention. how do you assess the mood now, in washington, because there must be a great deal of anxiety with these reports that is forces are escaping from their
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cams, people who it was difficult to ca ptu re cams, people who it was difficult to capture in the first place could be out. i think the mood towards turkey in washington is toxic, plenty of people who are friends of kurds are ready to pounce on turkey for any action it take, not withstanding the target is not the kurds writ large, it is one militia, connected to the terrorist pkk. leave that aside. there was a lot of pent up fridays tracing with turkey going, that fought isis, instead of us troops on the ground, i think that a lot in washington, including republicans are now coming out and saying we didn't treat this ally of ours properly. i think you will see an acceleration of republican criticism of president trump, because they have been upset about the way president trump has handled ukraine, there is the issue of whether or not president trump demanded a quid pro
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quo from the president to dig up dirt on biden, republicans have been clothe to criticise trump on that issue because it might sound like they support a call for impeachment. traditionalforeign policy they support a call for impeachment. traditional foreign policy thinks they support a call for impeachment. traditionalforeign policy thinks in washington think trump is way out of line. is that likely to have any effect on him. ? could inflict a mortal political injury on him if republican senators turn on him on this issue which is a long way off. but if the cracks in republican support for president trump grow deeper, then president trump faces a potentially deadly political situation because he is likely to get impeached in the house of representatives which means get, the next step is that those charges are taken to the senate, and the senate conducts a trial, and if president trump is convicted, he will be
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removed from office as president, but he needs republicans, the democrats need the republican an and a third thirds majority to do that. if they turn on him he is in grave political danger. very good to talk to back to brexit, and the european commission hasjust said that "a lot of work needs to be done". let's get more now from our europe correspondent gavin lee, who's in brussels now. everybody watching these talks with great interest, very little coming out though, tell us what you know. basically i am outside the european council building, we have had roughly 14 hours of talks this weekend between the british civil serva nts weekend between the british civil servants and the eu side as well and michel barnier, the chief negotiator —— negotiator for the eu michel barnier, the chief negotiator —— negotiatorfor the eu has been in and out, there are several rooms with a dozen on each side, the
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terminology we have been told it was intense technical discussion. a short while ago michel barnier drove into the building, we know we think he was avoiding the press because usually he walks across, gives a sound bite. nothing. we have had a read out from the eu side, quick update which says that talks will continue, but a lot of work needs to be done accord to be the chief negotiator the reach that deal. to put this in perspective. we have an eu summit on thursday where there has been pressure from eu leaders including macron, which says if they wa nt to including macron, which says if they want to achieve a deal that has to happen any time soon, in fact the original deadline was to say he wa nts to original deadline was to say he wants to know by two days on on friday otherwise there wouldn't be any time. you need to bring this for example to the german parliament, to angela merkel‘s parliament, they are happy she comes back with a deal,
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now, it looks like they have got potentially one, two more days maximum to talk, and while there are no official deadlines being set i am told by the eu side at least, any time after wednesday morning it is too late to get a deal by then, that leads on the saturday in westminster if there is no deal by the morning of to 20th, technically a let erhas to come from borisjohnson asking foran to come from borisjohnson asking for an extension to the brexit talks. 0k. for an extension to the brexit talks. ok. this many thankings. injapan, the death toll from super typhoon hagibis has risen to 26, with another 21 people missing. the huge storm has ripped across most of central and northern japan — last night dumping record quantities of rain. our correspondent rupert wingfield hayes has travelled north of tokyo — where rescue efforts are still under way. this is the town of chikuma in the japanese alps. much of it now enveloped by brown, dirty floodwater. on saturday night, the levies burst,
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unable to withstand the onslaught from typhoon hagibis. all day, the military has been racing to pluck those stranded from roofs and balconies. it is a story that has been repeated over and over. this afternoon, we made it to kawagoe, an hour north of tokyo. here, too, the rivers have burst their banks. this behind me is an old people's home where 220 people were stranded last night when the flood waters came in here. you can see they are still taking people out 18 hours later. what's truly remarkable about this typhoon is its scale. there are floods and rescues like this going on in at least eight different prefectures right across the main island ofjapan. people we talked to are shocked and numb. translation: i have lived here 32 years. it is the first time i've seen anything like this. i was shaking with fear last night. translation: i watched the live
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camera of the river and i could see it coming up and up, getting closer and closer to the top. i never thought something like this would happen in my neighbourhood. i was so surprised. japan is just starting to count the economic cost of this single storm. outside nagano city, a line of shiny bullet trains, swamped by the floodwaters. each one of these trains costs 29 million us dollars. rupert wingfield—hayes, bbc news, in kawagoe, eastern japan. competitive computer game playing — known as esports — is big business nowadays, with some of the best gamers raking now, some london schools are introducing esports into their classrooms, to help improve learning skills and open up new career opportunities for pupils. our technology reporter, joe tidy, went to find out more.
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for these pupils at townley grammar in south—east london, gaming is a regular part of school life. at least once a week, students are encouraged to stop number crunching and start button bashing. with regular competitions and get—togethers. it is part of a nationwide drive to bring gaming into the classroom. we are teaching them the concept of programming, networking, communications. the breadth of the national curriculum. it is computational thinking, providing students with the ability to think creatively and outside the box to help them solve problems. for pupils, it isn'tjust an excuse to show up schoolmates but a chance to explore potential career opportunities. i would like to develop games, i have a passion for it and i like how it works. i want to try and make something of my own. computing is something for me, i really enjoy programming. to incorporate both of them would be better for me than making it. the fortnite world cup injuly has made parents and teachers realise the lucrative potential of gaming. a new report suggests over 70% of schools are now
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considering introducing gaming into their curriculums. benjy fish is one of the most successful british esports players, making over £a00,000 in less than seven months. how much have you earned, from the trios? £140,000. he left school to concentrate on his career — school life wasn't compatible with his life as a pro gamer. his mum, who organises home schooling for him and manages his career, is encouraged to see that things are changing. they always say that schools are teaching them these days for careers that do not exist at the moment. this is probably one of those careers that you would not necessarily have seen that would have been there a couple of years ago but now? it is growing. you can see that kids can have a career in it. for benjy and plenty of other players, home—schooling is a controversial decision working well. the hope is with more schools embracing gaming
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as a potential career, other children won't have to make that choice. joe tidy, bbc news. viewers in london can see more on that story on inside out, tomorrow at 7.30pm on bbc one. the programme will be available nationally on the bbc iplayer shortly afterwards. the actor stephen moore — known as the voice of marvin the paranoid android in hitchhiker‘s guide to the galaxy — has died aged 81. mr moore also played the dad to harry enfield's grumpy teenager kevin and adrian mole's father on tv, and as well as a string of other roles on stage and screen. dirk maggs, who directed mr moore in hitchhiker‘s guide to the galaxy, has paid tribute to him as "most sweet, charming and affable of men", who made the character of marvin loveable. now it's time for a look at the weather with phil avery. hello once again. it's been a suitably unsettled yet seasonal sort of weekend, with a mixture of some sunshine for some, especially so for some northern parts of scotland. elsewhere, well, i'm sure at some point in proceedings,
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you've had some rain. and certainly through the evening and overnight, it will be the central and southern parts of scotland, parts of northern ireland for a time and the north of england that see the rain before it quits the scene. more rain returning back into the southeast, and indeed to the very far west of wales and the southwest of england. elsewhere, the skies will clear and it will turn out to be a pretty chilly start for the new day on monday. this rain, not quite sure how fast and how far north it's going to get. this one, bit more certain. certainly affecting cornwall, getting into the west of wales and then into northern ireland. some really heavy rain here before it gets across the north channel into the western side of scotland. but to the eastern side of scotland, the north of england, maybe the northeast of wales, the northwest midlands, you might end up with a half decent day. but a high on the temperatures of only 15.
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hello, this is bbc news with reeta chakrabarti. the headlines: the family of harry dunn — who died in a collision with an american woman who then fled to the us — fly to the country, hoping for a meeting. we may be able to, hopefully, get a meeting put together. whether it's face—to—face or lawyer—to—lawyer, not really sure on that basis yet, but fingers crossed we're stepping in the right direction. borisjohnson tells his cabinet a brexit deal is on the horizon,
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but there's still a significant amount of work to get there. hundreds are reported to have escaped from a camp in northern syria, holding family members of islamic state fighters — as an offensive by turkey against the kurds continues. sport, and for a full round up from the bbc sport centre, here's holly. hello there. what a weekend for breaking time barriers. after eliud kipchoge's incredible feat yesterday, the women's marathon world record has been smashed today. kenya's brigid kosgei recorded a time in chicago of two hours, 1a minutes and 4 seconds, eclipsing paula radcliffe's record set in 2003. the bbc‘s athletics commentator and former athlete steve cram a feat which has been coming for a long time. i think she's been in
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such good shape this year and went so fast in the great north run, her performance in london, the quickest ever second half of a race, give indications of what she is capable of and she certainly set out with the intention the first 5k made us 90, the intention the first 5k made us go, whoa! she did not really slow down. it's interesting with an athlete aims to break a record by a small margin, because that's what you normally do when it's such a record. she absolutely put it apart. incredible. nobody has come that close, really close, and so many greats have had a go. they've faulted in their attempts. and that's what it stood the test of time. it's over 16 years she said that record. this is an incredible
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new benchmark, and i think we said in 2003, we might never see this bettered for a long time. we are right about that. she is still young, but that today was, if that stood for 20 years, it would not be surprising. do you feel most fire was distracted because of the questions about roberto salazar? —— mo farah. he would have to answer to that. they were a bit of problems with the great north run. issues to overcome. he is a winner, so in a marathon, the chance of winning, onceit marathon, the chance of winning, once it goes, you do not push hard. you settle. that's what it looks like. only he would know how much thursday and friday affected him,
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but he's gone to that before and come out very well in the past. he's dealt with controversies in the past. steve kram earlier today. heartbreak for scotland at the rugby world cup — after they were knocked out by japan in theirfinalgroup game in yokohama. gregor townsend's side needed four more points than the hosts but, despite mounting a comeback in the second hand, they simply fell short. our correspondent andy swiss was there. what a match and what a win for these thousands of japan fans. their site through to the world cup quarterfinals for the very first time. remember, scotland had to win to have any chance of qualifying and they got off to the perfect start when finn russell scored in early trifles to but how japan hit back. three superb tries before half—time, some stunning running rugby, and they led by 21 points to seven at half—time. and after half—time, the
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second try of the match, japan led 28-7. the second try of the match, japan led 28—7. the match seemed as good as over. but then scotland scored two quick fire trays of their own. 28—21 with 20 minutes left. it was a nail—biting finish to the match, but japan held on for the victory, the knockout stage the rugby world cup for the very first time. we knew it was always going to be a challenge, given the way japan replaying, given our turnaround, but we had the team and we had the ability and the style of that game to go on and when it by the necessary amount of points. that we didn't come it's usually disappointing and we will have to learn from that and... you don't get another shot at the world cup for
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four years but we were going to improve as we have the next tournament, which is going to be six nations. so scotland are heading home. japan? who knows how far they're heading? they've got south africa next in their quarterfinal. and the fans will be right behind them. cheering very pleased for the japanese. it was a fantastic game and a great atmosphere. yeah, little bit disappointed for scotland. they didn't appear against ireland. if they did theirand didn't appear against ireland. if they did their and put in a performance, we would see in a different game. lovely game. we were happy to be here. japan played so well. i think he is happy. i'm sure he is. wales beat uruguay this morning.
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the win sees them top their group and avoid england in the quarterfinals. they'll take on france next sunday in oita. 35—13, it finished. katie gornall was there. the parties never stopped for wales. they rupture with their place in the quarterfinals already secured, this was for something extra to celebrate. wales are heavy favours for this game, victory would make it the first time since 1987 that they would have won all of their pool games at a world cup and there's a double incentive because topping the group would mean avoiding england and new zealand's side of the draw. this wasn't unfamiliar wales line—up, 13 changes made from their bruising went over fiji, perhaps so surprised it took them time to find the line. —— perhaps no surprise. the suggested this will be a walkover, but uruguay refused to play along and wales were wasteful, struggling to find their rhythm will
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fully pay kept the scoreboard ticking on nicely for uruguay. at half—time, there was one point in it, and the heat was on. wales needed a release, so they set free josh adams, this his fifth try of the tournament. how they needed that. uruguay had already caused one shockin that. uruguay had already caused one shock in this river image make another. at any hopes of your markable upset disappeared when thomas williams found space to secure wales a bonus point before garrett davis sprinted clear with their fifth try —— gareth davies. wales leave will they came for but they had to dig deep, and it only gets tougherfrom they had to dig deep, and it only gets tougher from here. staying injapan, and mercedes set a new standard in formula 1 at the japanese grand prix as they secured a record—breaking sixth world championship double. qualifying was pushed back a day due to typhoon hagibus, but that wasn't a problem for valterri bottas — but third place for team—mate
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lewis hamiton means he'll have to wait a little longer for the drivers title. michael redford was watching. bright sunshine at suzuka after a disruptive race weekend — typhoon hagibis now a distant memory, just a bit of a breeze to deal with. qualifying was made to look a breeze by ferrari early in the morning, sebastian vettel on pole position — his first since june. team—mate charles leclerc just behind him. their advantage was soon blown away, a stuttering start and valtteri bottas took his chance. max verstappen tried to follow him — not as successfully. a crash with leclerc, an incident that would end verstappen's race. leclerc dealt with the loss of a damaged front wing and a lost wing mirror. from 16th to sixth, not close enough to impact on the front of the race. team—mate sebastian vettel was frustrating lewis hamilton, the world champion unable to pass and would finish third. it was the fastest lap for lewis hamilton, giving him the extra point. combining that with a victory for valtteri bottas meaning mercedes sealed the constructors championship for the sixth time in a row. the world champion will
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also come from mercedes for a sixth successive year. the first time that has happened in formula 1. michael redford, bbc news. simone biles became the most decorated gymnast in world championships history with two more golds this afternoon. the american surpassed the overall medal record held by vitaly scherbo by winning on the balance beam. success too for britain's joe fraser, as he claimed great britain's first ever gold medal on the parallel bars. david mcdaid is in stuttgart. the final date at these world gymnastics championships, certainly didn't disappoint. it was history for simone biles, 20 fitouri metal meaning she is the most successful gymnast in world gymnastics history. we got another gold medal, in the form ofjoe we got another gold medal, in the form of joe fraser we got another gold medal, in the form ofjoe fraser in the parallel bars. that was when we weren't expecting. yeah, we knew he had the potential. we were hoping he could
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sneak the metal but as you watch the final going through and he just kept staying in that first position, and then the last two gymnasts, we were nervously watching and they both made mistakes. you know what? you can only beat who is out there and absolute creditorjuggler can only beat who is out there and absolute creditor juggler to go can only beat who is out there and absolute creditorjuggler to go out in this file and perform like he did and get that world title. —— absolute credited tojoe. and get that world title. —— absolute credited to joe. it is the end of the shipping chips. how would you some of the shipping chips from a great britain point of view —— how do some upbeat championships? got backis do some upbeat championships? got back is world title, the individual metals and to r off today, joe taking that world title. you mention tokyo there. what did we learn going forward ? tokyo there. what did we learn going forward? it tokyo there. what did we learn going forward ? it is tokyo there. what did we learn going forward? it is only ten month away now? for a lot of the gymnasts, it is good to be about consistency now. they have probably got the difficulty in their they're going to go back to the gym and work hard, and office we know for next year,
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this only in the before gymnasts and each team so they are fighting for those spots. i mentioned simone biles earlier, now the most excess of gymnast in world gymnastics history. is there much more we can say about her? give it a go. is difficult. every day she has been breaking history. she is amazing. she seems so relaxed at these championships. yeah, hats off to her. what an amazing performance and i cannot wait to see what you can do. that is the end of the road championships. the 25th career metal at the world championships for simone biles. thanks to david and beth. scotland are currently playing san marino in their latest euro 2020 qualifying match at hampden park. they currently lie fifth in their group after a disappointing campaign. they're approaching half time. they are currently 2—0 up.
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scotland can still qualify for the tournament via the play—offs, which begin in march, having earned the chance to progress by winning their nations league group last year. also in their group — top placed belgium beat kazahkstan 2—0 and russia are currently leading cyprus 2—0. that's all the sport for now. i will have more in the next hour. back to you. many thanks, holly. the bbc has discovered three british orphans trapped in a camp for islamic state families in syria. they are believed to be from london. their parentsjoined the islamic state group five years ago, and were subsequently killed in the fighting. there are thousands of children in camps across the region whose parents supported is — and most of their countries don't want them home. quentin sommerville has this report. you might find some of these images distressing. beyond this fence are the lost children of the caliphate — thousands locked up and abandoned in camps across northern syria.
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their only sin — their parents supported the islamic state group. they came from across the globe, leaving schools and homes and safety behind, and are now stranded on syrian soil. countless childhoods violated and put on hold. their parents died fighting for is. this group are all orphans. it is here where we found amira, a little girl who almost forgot who she was. this is her brother, hamza. here is her sister, heba. amira was taken from britain when she was just five years old. now ten, she struggles to write in english. the words "london", "the uk", do not come easily but the memories of the life that she had taken from her shine brightly.
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go to a park, i go to a funfair. i go to a centre and go to my grandmum's house. her kurdish guardian says amira is british. but after the trauma of the last five years, she can't even remember her grandmother's name. this is no place for children. they need to be rescued. many are sick or injured. amira's sister heba is eight years old. her body bears the marks of an almost unimaginable horror. it is too upsetting for them to describe. the mental scars of the last days of the caliphate in baghuz run even deeper. when we were in baghuz, we were living in tents.
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and there was not that much food. and they bombed. they bombed one tent. our dad told us to get out before our tents caught fire. the onslaught in baghuz saw hundreds die as coalition bombs set off is weapons stores. the children cowered in shallow pits. amira lost her mother and father in the onslaught, as well as two sisters and an older brother. we were going to pack our stuff and get out. the aeroplane came and bombed. so, my mum died, my little brother and my sisters. after that, it was all going on fire, so we just got out. there was a little house and a big mountain and behind it,
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everybody stayed there, everyone not killed. i saw my brother, he was walking up, running across as my mum was dead there. there were bombs and guns. yeah, he just ran and went down. when he was running, the little house broke and that is when i think he died. the children in this camp face another risk. there are many women here who still cling to is ideology. when i grow up, i want to get fruits from the tree. amira wants to come home. she dreams of having her own garden. i like to get watermelon. i'd like to get strawberries. i'd like to get cherry. i like to get blueberries. apples, oranges and bananas. these children who have
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been through so much face a new threat — they are not far from the turkish lines. the bbc has informed authorities of the plight of these children. if their citizenship can be proved, these children may be rescued. we have not been able to find any of their relatives but surely somewhere in london there is a grandmother waiting, not knowing if they are alive or dead. but what of the thousands of the other children here stranded in syria? who will give them sanctuary? for they, too, are victims of the islamic state.
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harry dunn's parents fly to the united states, hoping to meet the driver suspected over the crash that killed their son. the vehicle that hit the 19—year old was driven by an american woman who had diplomatic immunity — his family want her to face justice. it's promising that we may be able to hopefully get a meeting put together. whether it is face—to—face or among
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lawyers, not really sure yet. in northern syria, the camps from which is families are reported to have escaped after turkish air strikes. after the typhoon, the flooding and the human toll — at least 30 people have been killed in japan. but the rugby went on, with delight for the home team and heartbreak for scotland. good evening. the family of 19—year—old harry dunn — who was killed in a motorbike accident — are on their way to the united states in the hope of meeting the driver involved. ann sacoolas, who had diplomatic immunity as the wife of an american official, left the uk shortly after the crash in northamptonshire in august. the bbc has been speaking to harry's
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parents on the plane — as andy moore reports. harry's parents ha rry‘s pa rents left harry's parents left heathrow airport on what has now become a transatlantic search for justice. harry died in august after his motorbike collided with a car in northamptonshire. the car was driven by ann sacoolas, who left britain for the united states shortly after the accident. she has now issued a statement through her lawyer, in which she says no loss compares to the death of a child. anne would like to meet with harry dunn's pa rent like to meet with harry dunn's parent so that she can express her deepest sympathies. but on this flight deepest sympathies. but on this flight to new york, harry's parents, charlotte and tim, say that while they do want to meet anne sacoolas, they do want to meet anne sacoolas, they are not convinced she is sincere. we felt like before we had the breakthrough, we finally had confirmed the immunity we didn't think she had has been confirmed, that she doesn't have it, certainly
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since she absconded back to the usa. the statement from her lawyer is promising that we may be able to hopefully get a meeting put together. harry's father said he was still trying to digest the news. i'm still trying to digest the news. i'm still unsure, if still trying to digest the news. i'm stillunsure, if i'm still trying to digest the news. i'm still unsure, if i'm honest. i'm more shocked, but hopeful that something can come of this. on wednesday, donald trump made the death of harry dunn a presidential matter, suggesting he would talk to anne sacoolas. since then nothing much has happened to persuade her to return to the uk, even though the foreign office has said she no longer has diplomatic immunity. tim and charlotte say they did not want to come to new york, but they say they will do anything for harry, and would go any distance to honour him. andy moore, bbc news. kurdish forces say that the families
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of men who fought for the islamic state group are among those reported to have escaped a camp in northern syria. it held thousands of people displaced by fighting across syria but there was a break—out after turkish air strikes took place nearby. turkey launched an assault last week aimed driving out kurdish—led forces from the syrian side of the border in order to create a buffer zone. from there our correspondent aleem maqbool sent this report. the anguish that only comes from loss. as brother and sister mourned their father who was killed in the shelling by turkey of their residential neighbourhood. the kurds here have already suffered so much, and every day of turkey's offensive brings new chaos. these were just a handful of the hundreds of women and children who as turkish attacks got closer today
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escaped a kurdish camp that held them. they were mainly relatives of islamic state group fighters. the bbc team had access to the camp just last week, where they found amira who was brought to syria five years ago by her british parents. her two sisters, brother and both her pa rents were sisters, brother and both her parents were killed in the final onslaught against is. my mum died, my littlest brother, my little brother and my sister. her fate also that of scores of female is members is now unknown. it's not the first massive security breach brought on by the turkish aggression. five captured is fighters escaped from a prison here too after it was shelled. we found it abandoned, the remaining prisoners moved into other already overwhelmed facilities.
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the authorities here say they are already struggling with the resources to hold many thousands of what are among the most dangerous prisoners in the world from a so—called islamic state group. what they warn is that with any further destabilisation caused by this assault from turkey, many more could escape, potentially regroup, undoing the massive effort it took to capture them and take their territory back. already, is says it was responsible for this car bomb that killed three people. the fear is far worse is to come. and the atrocities against the kurds here are now coming from so many angles. all the while, turkey's offensive goes on. this evening, a convoy travelling close to the border was attacked. and the number of kurdish casualties continues to mount. aleem maqbool, bbc news,
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in north—eastern syria. scotland's first minister, nicola sturgeon, has said she'll ask the uk government by the end of the year for a second independence referendum. and at the start of a crucial week for the brexit process, the snp's leader at westminster said he plans to move ahead with a parliamentary vote of no confidence in boris johnson. our scotland editor sarah smith reports. the snp have arrived in aberdeen ready for battle. they want to fight a general election as soon as possible, and are preparing to try and make that happen. daring labour and make that happen. daring labour and the lib dems tojoin them in a vote of no confidence against the government. jeremy, jo, the clock is ticking. the snp is ready to act. are you? the snp leadership open election will leave them holding the balance of power. if so, they won't consider keeping the tories in
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office, and will only support a labour government if it allows another referendum on scottish independent. say this to jeremy corbyn or any westminster leader who is looking for the snp for support. if you don't accept scotland's right to choose our own future at a time of our own choosing, don't even bother picking up the phone to me. the snp are hugely buoyed by a new opinion poll that suggests 50% of scots now support scottish independence. but that brings a couple of problem is with it. it makes it less likely westerners to government would ever allow another in the independence referendum, and it increases the impatience of activists who don't want to wait for that vote. so there are demands here for what's being called plan b. either holding an unofficial referendum, or declaring that if the snp again wins over half the parliamentary seats in scotland, they should start independence negotiations. it is unacceptable for us negotiations. it is unacceptable for us to sit back and accept that this unelected tory government is dragging scotland out of the eu against our will, and it is
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important policies on scotland. if we have a democratic mandate for an independence referendum, you can tell us, we are not having one. we need an independent voice, that is what plan b will do. it would make my life easier in the short term to tell my supporters what they want to hear, but i have watched brexiteer leaders doing that in the last three yea rs leaders doing that in the last three years and it doesn't end well. i have to deal in reality. i'm determined to leave my country to independence, and that means doing it properly. an attempt to force a conference debate on plan b was defeated in the hall. the additional business falls overwhelmingly. for now it seems the party are prepared to bide their time, believing independence is in sight. but they won't wait forever. sarah smith, bbc news, aberdeen. meanwhile borisjohnson has been briefing ministers this afternoon about the brexit talks that have been taking place in brussels. officials have been meeting ahead of a significant few days ahead in both westminster and brussels. tomorrow mps return to the house of commons for the queen's speech setting out the government's future plans.
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on thursday, the eu summit begins in brussels — the last such gathering before the brexit deadline. and on saturday there will be a special sitting of parliament to debate the way ahead. our political correspondent, nick eardley, joins us now from westminster. what do we know about how the talks in brussels are going? both sides very tight—lipped, mishal on both sides very tight—lipped, mishal o n exa ctly both sides very tight—lipped, mishal on exactly what compromise might look like, but determined that the intensive discussions to try to find one should continue. borisjohnson's message to his cabinet in a conference call that afternoon was that there is still significant work to be done if that compromise is to be found. he does believe that there isa be found. he does believe that there is a path to finding one. that is the message we have heard from him before, but ministers on that call think that mrjohnson is confident that there can be a breakthrough in the next few days. but can and will are very the next few days. but can and will
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