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this is bbc news. the headlines: british members of parliament have backed borisjohnson's brexit deal — but rejected a plan to give them just three days to scrutinise its detail, welcome to bbc news. prompting the prime minister my name's mike embley. to pause the legislation to consult our top stories: with european union leaders. the situation leaves the withdrawal the uk is set for another brexit delay — agreement bill in limbo. after borisjohnson loses a vote the top us diplomat in ukraine says to rush his deal through parliament. he was told president trump had made the eyes to the right, the nurse to the release of military aid contingent on a public declaration from kiev it would carry out an investigation into the former left, 322. democratic vice presidentjoe biden. william taylor was giving evidence to the congressional impeachment inquiry. i will speak to eu member states about their intentions. until they have reached a decision. until they turkey and russia have agreed to joint patrols in parts of northern syria to ensure that reach a decision will pause this kurdish forces do not return to areas close to syria's legislation. america's top diplomat in ukraine border with turkey. gives damaging testimony these will begin on wednesday, about donald trump's dealings as willjoint russian and syrian patrols in areas where turkish with the country's president. turkey and russia strike a new agreement to force kurdish fighters away from the syria border. forces do not operate. alzheimer's breakthrough —
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a us company says it's ready to market a new drug that can slow down the disease. in the latest twist in the saga of britain trying to leave the european union, prime minister borisjohnson has suffered another major defeat in parliament. mps voted to reject his fast—track timetable to pass the eu withdrawal agreement through the house of commons. he did actually win another vote to advance the legislation, itself a significant victory. but the timetable defeat means he's been forced to pause the whole process, which means a a new extension may be needed, from european leaders. this from our political editor laura kuennsberg. a rare moment of silence... and then a result. the ayes to the right 308,
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the noes to the left 322. mps kicked out the prime minister's timetable for speeding his brexit deal through parliament. plenty of mps don't want to leave but even for those who do, a majority in here tonight thought it was happening too fast. tonight the house has refused to be bounced into debating a hugely significant piece of legislation in just two days with barely any notice and an analysis of the economic impact of this bill. the prime minister is the author of his own misfortune. so i make this offer to him tonight, work with us, work with us, all of us, to agree a reasonable timetable and i suspect this house will vote to debate, scrutinise and i hope amend the detail of this bill. i must express my disappointment that the house has again voted for delay.
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rather than a timetable that would have guaranteed that the uk would be in a position to leave the eu on october 315t with a deal. and we now face further uncertainty and the eu must now make up their minds over how to answer parliament's request for a delay. the opposition parties all said no to the prime minister's pace. this is yet another humiliating defeat for the prime minister this evening. who has sought to railroad through this house legislation that requires proper scrutiny. the house has made a very wise decision to allow further time for detailed examination of some of the most important legislation that we will ever have to consider. there is now more opportunity to release the economic impact assessments which we should all have sight of before we make such material decisions. but minutes before, mps did give their permission
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for the prime minister's deal to move to the next stage. miles from agreeing it overall, but a milestone nonetheless. the ayes to the right, 329. the noes to the left, 299. parliament has approved tonight for the first time a version of brexit. the ayes to the right, 329. the noes to the left, 299. how welcome it is, evenjoyful, that for the first time in this long saga this house has actually accepted its responsibilities, come together and embraced a deal. we should not overlook the significance of this moment. and i pay particular tribute to those members of the house who were sceptical and who had difficulties and doubts and who decided to place the national interest ahead of any other consideration.
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but what on earth happens next? one way or another, we will leave the eu with this deal to which this house has just given its assent. we were meant to be leaving the eu in nine days‘ time but tonight instead mps are at odds with each other and scratching their heads. this is a bad deal, it's a hard brexit, it's not what people voted for. it bears no resemblance to the promises that were made in 2016 so at the very least it should go back to the public. the house of commons is entitled to amend it. this is where the prime minister seems to me to be behaving so badly, and now i don't know what he's doing. really what we want is a general election because what is clear is the conservative party is in government but with a —44 majority we are not in power. the chief negotiator didn't want to be drawn tonight. do you think there will be an extension? but they can't and won't just shrug it off. president of the eu council donald tusk already wrote
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online tonight he will recommend the delay the prime minister has had to ask for. many mps who sit down there hope it won't be the case, but delay could soon mean the decision for all of us at the ballot box, an election. in washington dc, the top american diplomat in ukraine has given a congressional investigation a highly damaging account of president trump's dealings with the ukrainian leader — now the subject of an impeachment inquiry. acting ambassador william taylor said he was told that mr trump had made the release of military aid to ukraine contingent on a public declaration from kiev that it would investigate one of mr trump's rivals for the presidency, former democratic vice—president, joe biden. mr taylor said he found the demand politically troubling. mr trump has denied he did anything wrong. our north america correspondent nick bryant is at the white house. this is congressional testimony that read like the opening of a political thriller. and apparently there were
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audible gusts on capitol hill as it was delivered. william taylor, is highly respected matt accusing rudy giuliani, the president ‘s personal lawyer of running a shadow foreign policy that was contrary to us national interest. he said they had been told of a critical pro quo that military aid to the ukraine was conditional on the government, they're launching conditional on the government, they‘ re launching an conditional on the government, they're launching an investigation that could potentially be damaging to donald trump's democratic rival joe biden. and also saying that president —— the president of ukraine was offered a white house meeting only if he went on television and announced that investigation. william taylor saying this was highly irregular saying it was crazy. he said this is a rancorous story whistleblowers, mr giuliani, quid pro quo ‘s commerce corruption, interference in election and in saying that on capitol hill this afternoon, he has delivered the
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most damning testimony yet the impeachment enquiry into donald trump. let's get some of the day's other news. protests in bolivia have turned violent for a second night over the country's hotly disputed election result. bolivia has said it wants transparency has asked the organisation of american states to conduct an audit of the vote count. police and protesters have clashed for a fifth day in a row in the chilean capital, santiago, as demonstrations continue against social inequality and price hikes. the country's president, sebastian pinera, says he has requested meetings with opposition leaders in an attempt to come to a solution. protests erupted last friday, with a state of emergency declared in ten cities. lawyers for shamima begum, the british teenager who went to syria to join the extremist group, the so—called islamic state, say the decision to strip her of uk citizenship has left her at risk of being hanged. her lawyers say she's now effectively stateless and had
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professed sympathy for the group, in media interviews, only to try to protect herself and her son. the american woman who's a suspect in the fatal crash that killed a young british motorcyclist has asked to be interviewed in the united states, by british police. anne sacoolas left the uk after the crash, claiming immunity from prosecution. russia and turkey have agreed a deal, to extend the current shaky ceasefire in north east syria for at least another six days. it's aimed to give kurdish fighters time to withdraw 30 kilometres from the turkish border. meeting in the russian city of sochi, president erdogan and president putin agreed that joint russian and turkish patrols will operate inside syria, within ten kilometres of the border. 0ur correspondent, jiyar gol, reports from the syrian town of qamishli, close to the turkish border, on the human toll, of the current fighting. as we crossed the tigris river from iran into syria,
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it's not long before we bump into dozens of military vehicles heading the opposite way. this is an american convoy. you can see american flags. they are pulling out of the region. it seems to me they are special forces. they have been here in the past three years aiding the kurds in the fight against isis. 11,000 kurdish men and women were killed in the war against the islamic state. now their long—term ally, the us, is leaving them to face an even bigger threat alone. in a hospital in the town of qamishli a few kilometres away from the turkish border we met kurdish fighters hit by turkish bombs. 21—year—old bafrin is a member of a kurdish all—female unit who fought is
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in manbij and raqqa. turkey says clearing a safe zone is vital to protect its borders from kurdish militancy. but it's not only the fighters being hit. tens of thousands of civilians have been forced to leave their homes, and at least 120 people have lost their lives. one of them was sara's brother. her parents haven't told her the news. she's got too much to cope with. she cries with us troops leaving, syrian kurds like sara face an uncertain future. jiyar gol, bbc news, qamishli, in northern syria.
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with me is emre temel from bbc turkish. does this mean in effect that the offensive is now over? this seems to be the case because turkey post military operations called operation he bring following an agreement with united states street. this duration was supposed to tackle hundred and 20 hours. in this period expired almost six hours ago. and yesterday the turkish president and the russian president had a very important deal which ensured that turkish and russian forces will start being joined — make doing joint patrols in the area. this is important and joint patrols in the area. this is importantand a joint patrols in the area. this is important and a few hours ago turkish defence ministry released a statement saying that the united states from turkey that kurdish pkk,
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why pg forces, removed from the operation and there was no further operation and there was no further operation needed on the turkish side outside the current operation. what would you say turkey has got from the deal with russia 7 would you say turkey has got from the deal with russia? what will russia want in return? turkey has long pressed for establishment of a safe zone in northern syria and yesterday's deal with russia definitely ensure that. the president firstly envisaged a safe zone almost on the entire border, this is a very long border, 440 kilometres long. he didn't get the save zone he planned for. but yesterday's agreement guaranteed that kurdish forces believe that strategically important towns, they will be kept away, 30 kilometres
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from the turkey syria border which is very important for turkey, turkey has long pressed for this. and don't turkish russian forces will affect that. it's important because russians role in syria is pivotal, russians role in syria is pivotal, russians intervention in 2015 ensured the president to assert control over a large string of the country territory, oversee the united states decided to leave its troops from the northern syria and left the area to russia, this seems to be the case and yesterday's understanding, that's what's afford voracious. thank you very much. an american pharmaceutical company says it may have developed the first drug to slow alzheimer's disease. biogen says it will soon ask us regulators for approval. current drugs only help with the symptoms of alzheimers — so if given the go ahead it will be a major breakthrough
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in the treatment of the disease. here's our medical correspondent fergus walsh. this is an extraordinary turnaround for this drug which is called... by jen suddenly without warning halted clinical trials involving more than 3000 patients worldwide, some of them in the uk, saying this drug does not work. now it analysed more data and it's had for patients with early alzheimer's the higher doses it does bring significant benefits, slamming the cognitive decline and allowing them to preserve more of their memory, language skills and ability to do things that wash and dress themselves. we got to be cautious because scientists haven't seen all of the day to get stopped but if it does work, it will be the first drug to slow alzheimer's and it would be a massive medical breakthrough, it would be a blockbuster drug and it would be transformative for this field of
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research. stay with us on bbc news — still to come: moving day — the 700 tonne lighthouse that was getting a little too close to the sea. a historic moment that many of his victims have waited for for decades. the former dictator in the dock, older, slimmer, and, as he sat down, obedient enough. dawn, and as the sun breaks through the piercing chill of night on the plain outside korem, it lights up a biblicalfamine, now, in the 20th century. the depressing conclusion, in argentina today, it's actually cheaper to paper your walls with money. we've had controversies in the past with great britain. but as good friends, we've always found a good and lasting solution.
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concorde bows out in style. after almost three decades in service, an aircraft that enthralled its many admirers for so long taxis home one last time. this is bbc news — the latest headlines: the uk is set for another brexit delay — after borisjohnson loses a vote to rush his deal through parliament. turkey and russia strike a new agreement to force kurdish fighters away from the syria border. justin trudeau has won a second term as prime minister of canada — but his liberal party lost its majority and the popular vote. the mixed results come after a hard fought election, when mr trudeau had to answer for a number of scandals that plagued his first term. now he must set about forming a coalition to support his agenda. the bbc‘s chief international correspondent lyse doucet reports from toronto.
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the morning of the. selfies on the subway. canadians queueing for a photo with the prime minister. just whatjustin trudeau did four years ago when he first swept into power. but this time it is different. rousing cheers and great relief at liberal party headquarters in the early hours of the morning. a better result than all the polls predicted. but they lost their majority. and to those who did not vote for us, know that we will work every single day for you. we will govern for everyone. whether you knocked on doors... sign of what is to come. this is not how things are normally done. normally we wait our turn so we are
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off toa normally we wait our turn so we are off to a great start for this minority government. leaders already talking over each other. minority governments do not tend to last longer than two years. a clear warning from his conservative rival. canadians have passed judgement on justin trudeau and on his four years of scandals and mismanagement. and as we gained, justin trudeau and the liberals lost. if you look at the map you will see there is a lot of colours from one coast to the other. the map of canada spells it out in full colour. liberal supporters scattered from coast—to—coast. and in the west, a deep blue conservative sweep across the oil—rich provinces. conservative sweep across the oil-rich provinces. canada is a difficult country to govern because of regions and what is good for one region may not be good for another. and that may be because of climate policy, because of housing but it is difficult and it will be even more
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difficult and it will be even more difficult in a minority government. the democrats have been given a critical role. on the left, these new democrats lost seats but they say they will work with trudeau on issues that matter to them. whatever the differences here, the political centre in canada still holds. a far right populist party surfaced in these elections but was soundly defeated. canada prides itself on diversity and tolerance and both will be tested again and again in the days ahead. breast cancer affects more than two million women each year, with more than a quarter losing their lives to the disease. that's according to the world health organization. but in pakistan, fighting breast cancer also means challenging taboos. early detection is essential, but medical experts say many women are not coming forward due to a culture of modesty. shabnam mahmood reports. in our society, especially women, they try to hide things. and when i felt there was a lump, i couldn't tell my brothers or my father, or my sisters.
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when silva discovered a lump in her breasts, she told no—one for almost six months because of the stigma around the word breasts in pakistan. probably it was midnight, this piercing pain, it made me wake up and i was like, ouch. and that was the time i was like, ijust cannot hide it any more. by the time silva got help, her cancer had reached an advanced age. here in pakistan, every year, breast cancer claims the lives of about 40,000 women. that's like five deaths every hour of every day. doctors say early detection is key, but due to social taboos around the subject, many women are reluctant to get tested. some like 20—year—old sophia worry about the impact on their future.
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translation: this is a very private part of our body which we cannot discuss in front of people. young unmarried girls won't get any marriage proposal if they have the disease. that is not a good thing and that is why you have to hide it. women's health is often a low on the agenda here. according to one leading breast surgeon, women of poor backgrounds living in rural areas are particularly affected. the services are all concentrated in bigger cities. so if somebody has an issue, the whole family needs mobilisation, they need to travel, there is a social economic cost to the earning members. men of the family who decide if you are going to be checked and where are you going to be checked. so men also need to be educated. cancer charities are already trying to change attitudes. this month, the pink ribbon foundation is lighting up key buildings in pakistan to raise awareness of breast cancer. it is also touring schools
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and colleges to educate young girls about the importance of self—examination. the message is that if you know that you are facing this, you cannot hide. you cannot waste time. every minute counts. every minute. silva is now in remission, she hopes by sharing her story, she can help other women seek help before it is too late. in denmark — a 120—year—old lighthouse has been moved to save it from falling into the sea. it weighs around 700 tonnes — so shifting it was quite the operation — as the bbc‘s tim allman explains. for more than a century it has stood on these shores protecting sailors and ships alike. but coastal erosion had finally caught up with the rubjerg knude lighthouse. it would have to be abandoned, demolished or
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moved. and in the end, they chose option number three. translation: moved. and in the end, they chose option number three. translatiosz isa option number three. translatiosz is a big day for us to there was a bit on the sidelines at the beginning is we did not even know you was possible to move the lighthouse. but it was possible. the entire structure lifted by hydraulics and slowly carried at a dizzying speed of eight metres an hour. it was pushed along two tracks, a process described as being something like skating on rails. thousands of spectators looking on as the lighthouse was moved some 70 metres, more than 200 feet. translation: i felt very confident that, of course, i am translation: i felt very confident that, of course, iam relieved translation: i felt very confident that, of course, i am relieved that it is done. especially as it is so important for northern jutland would also denmark. concrete was poured in at the destination to provide support. this whole operation is
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expected to safeguard the lighthouse for another 40 years when, presumably, everyone will come back and do it all over again. time now for these pictures from the arctic. these are some of the five new islands that have appeared from underneath the mountain glaziers. they were found by the russian navy as russia and other nations hope to explore the area find new shipping routes and resources, easier to find now with global warming. of course the russians were not forced, these seals definitely got there first. and you can get in touch with me and most of the team on twitter — i'm @bbcmikeembley.
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tuesday was a fine day up and down the country with plenty of sunshine around. and felt a bit warm as well especially in the south. that was thanks to a ridge of high pressure that will be with us wednesday morning with a weather system to the north—west of this country and this across the south—easterly rain and strong wind across the north—west to begin wednesday, perhaps a couple of showers in the south—east. elsewhere a dry start the day mist and fog around. actually start but the temperature will rise as we head through the morning as we can see, plenty of sunshine around. best of the sunshine in the northern afternoon. some areas will have more cloud, showers in the south—east and it will be increasingly wet and windy across the north and the west.
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that also applies for northern ireland. 13— 15 degrees. through wednesday night it turns went across the eastern side of england in that weather front across the west will tend to slide south—east woods and merge with the other one. it will be damp and cloudy for england and wales on thursday morning with a milder start to the day. but windy and clearerfor milder start to the day. but windy and clearer for the north—west. milder start to the day. but windy and clearerfor the north—west. low pressure anchored to the north of uk, deepening through the day turning windy parts of scotland and northern ireland, gale is developing. plenty of showers, some of which heavy and thundery. this weather front slides the cloud and rain with it. picking up across scotla nd rain with it. picking up across scotland with a just. it starts to look like we will see colder air invading the northern half of the
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country as we head on into friday. it will be a little milder in the south if this feet running up the atla ntic south if this feet running up the atlantic from the south—west, an area of pressure with an active weather front that will bring rain in places. stays windy across the north with low pressure nearby with scales and further showers after a dry start for the rest of the country, it looks like it will be much wetter so this rain will be heavy across northern and western areas and as it bumps into the cool air across scotland and northern ireland we could see some sleet and snow over the high ground, particularly for the southern upland. again, another mate in the south—east. still wait as we head on into saturday particularly over the hills. it will start to turn cold for all areas. through friday and saturday across the high ground of wales and some localised flooding 00:28:49,268 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 and some travel disruption.
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