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because of the injury which isn't thought to be serious. cook resigned the england captaincy earlier this year and wants to prove his worth as a batsman. it's kind of a different phase of my career after being captain. hopefully, i love playing cricket andi hopefully, i love playing cricket and i love playing for england, it isa and i love playing for england, it is a huge honour to walk out in front of lots of people at lord's or ed dickson or wherever, the ashes tour afterwards as well —— or edgbaston. i hope to score enough i’u ns edgbaston. i hope to score enough ru ns to edgbaston. i hope to score enough runs to get on the plane. that's all from sportsday. there'll be more sport here on bbc news throughout the evening. you are watching bbc news, the headlines this evening... president trump says the syrian gas attack on children had a big impact on him, describing it as an affront to humanity. one of the closest
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advisers, his chief strategist steve bannon, has been removed from his position on the national security council. the labour party ruling bodyis council. the labour party ruling body is to review ken livingstone‘s stated in the party after his comments about hitler and zionism and his suspension for another year. and an update on the market... let's return to the story of labour and ken livingstone, who faces a new investigation into his comments about hitler. in a statement today labour leaderjeremy corbyn said his mr livingstone‘s comments since the party decided not to expel him had been "grossly insensitive" and caused "deep offence and hurt to the jewish community." earlier labour's deputy leader, tom watson, called his party's decision not to expel
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mr livingstone "incomprehensible". he said labour was indulging him with an outcome that — in his words — "shames us all". i feel ashamed that once again my party has been dragged into a row about anti—semitism and the way ken livingstone has handled this inquiry, yes showed no contrition, he has not apologised, he seemed to be drunk on his own infamy and has caused great offence to many members of the british jewish caused great offence to many members of the britishjewish community and those in the labour party in fight against racism in all its forms and it is acceptable. this afternoon mr livingstone gave his response to bbc news. the fact is, i had been suspended for ii news. the fact is, i had been suspended for 11 months, the huge investigation by the labour party, three days of hearings covering 20 hours and at the end of it i suspect the reason i was not expelled from the reason i was not expelled from the party was that their barrister
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was saying to them at their private session that if you expelled ken livingstone he will go forjudicial review and you don't have a chance of winning. a britishjudge review and you don't have a chance of winning. a british judge will not say it is wrong to state a historical truth. with us is jenny manson, a labour party member who gave evidence at the national constitutional committee hearing. as we have said, you were one of five people who spoke in defence of ken livingstone come all of you jewish, why did you choose to speak up in support? i spoke in favour of ken livingstone because there is a jewish tradition ofjustice. and also, a very important national tradition of free speech. in my view, nothing he has said or done has been anti—semitic. as to mentioning hitler and zionism, it may offend some people but i have been offended by some things, like the description of the being rampant
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anti—semitism in the labour party which i have had no experience. all five of us have had experienced anti—semitism but not in the labour party. can you not understand, if it is not exactly anti—semitic, white offence is —— why offence is taken when hitler was... ken livingstone has not said that hitler was in favour of zionism. when he said that he was depending something that was treated —— defending. when he was asked, he said it was over the top but he assumed that what they were referring to the agreement between some zionists and hitler to encouragejews to go to palestine. it is not a comfortable bit of
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jewish history and it is much contested but it cannot be a no go area, with only jews contested but it cannot be a no go area, with onlyjews being allowed to talk about it. everybody, including non—duties—macro has the right to talk about what hitler did u nless right to talk about what hitler did unless they save something anti—semitic. my my other feeling is that there is but an increasingly no go area for lured to say anything about israel oi’ lured to say anything about israel or hitler and there is a division creeping up betweenjewish members of the labour party and non—jewish members which will lead to a real anti—semitism, which i terribly fear. how can the policies of the israeli government for example, be criticised without being regarded as anti—semitic? criticised without being regarded as anti-semitic? that's a good question. it is almost impossible in my view to be anti—semitic if you
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criticise the actions of the israeli government. to be anti—semitic would be to say, look what those jews are now doing in governing israel. there is another investigation into ken livingstone. clearly there are people in the labour party who feel offended, whether they are jewish or not. what is this going to do to the party? i think it is ruinous and unjust and one of the things i thought this morning when i heard how the chief rabbi was demanding more punishment, i thought there was ajewish tradition more punishment, i thought there was a jewish tradition for compassion and forgiveness and understanding other people. ken livingstone is not known for his tax dollars but he is not the only person who is tactless in this world —— for his pack fullness —— tax .igot . i got the impression that he has been suffering this last year. he may not show it but i think there has been a personal cruelty towards
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him andi has been a personal cruelty towards him and i don't want any more of it. jenny manson thank you very much. let's return to our main story this evening. the united nations security council has been meeting in an emergency session to discuss a suspected chemical attack in idlib province in syria, which us president donald trump has described as an ‘affront to humanity'. the us, britain and france have blamed president assad's forces for yesterday's bombing. but russia says a syrian air strike hit a store where rebels kept chemical substances. within the last half an hour, the trump has been speaking about the attack, saying the failure of past administrations to follow through with threats of action has made his job more difficult and the latest attack had crossed many lines. when you kill innocent children, innocent babies, little babies, with a chemical gas that is so lethal people were shocked to hear what gas it was, that crosses many lines,
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beyond a red line, many lines. that was donald trump speaking earlier. david crane was founding chief prosecutor of special court for sierra leone who indicted for liberian president, charles taylor, and founding member of the syrian accountability project, which has compiled a 20—page indictment against president assad. hejoins me on webcam from north carolina. welcome to bbc news. what difference will all the words we are hearing from president trump and the un really make to president assad? not much. the only way we will be able to get his attention is we continue oui’ to get his attention is we continue our work to get his attention is we continue ourwork in to get his attention is we continue our work in creating evidence against him so that sunday he can be held accountable for war crimes and crimes against serenity —— some day. the geopolitical situation now and in the immediate future does not augur well for any count of
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accountability. how significant could this latest chapter be in your document? suddenly we have already created a task force this morning to look at this specifically but chemical attacks like the one in 2013 as well as now and among other horrendous crimes he has committed in detention in the 30s which we uncovered in a report i co—authored, these terrible acts will be reviewed and criminal information will be compiled so we can hand it over to the future domestic or regional and international prosecutor. how helpful is it when the president of other countries talk about red line is being crossed and then don't carry out any action? it is interesting and not helpful at all. we saw anecdotally at the line was
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crossed in that fateful summer of 2013, the number of incidents that led to war crimes and crimes against human minute he actually increased as all the parties began to realise that the west, to include the us, nato, whomever, is not going to come in and stop this agony. the civil war actually got worse after that red line issue. what, if any, part will russia have in the work you're doing given that today the have said they believed it was not the work of they believed it was not the work of the syrian forces but an air strike against a rebel arms dump? again, they are also parties to potential review as well, they are committing war crimes and crimes against humanity. at this point russell will not be helpful in these types of effo rts not be helpful in these types of efforts that many of us are working on “— efforts that many of us are working on —— russia. but they are critical
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in some kind of ceasefire arrangement so in some kind of ceasefire arrangement so we in some kind of ceasefire arrangement so we have to work with them at this point to try to come to a political solution before we can move forward as far as accountability is concerned. you have been patient in the past but how likely is it that president assad will ever be prosecuted or stand trial? he will always say that he was facing terror attacks against the state of syria. he can use that as his defence but with charles taylor 12 years ago, he never thought he would be held accountable for what he did to west africa but he is now in a maximum security prison for the rest of his life. i can assure you that president assad hears our footsteps and someday we will knock on his door. david crane, thank you very much for your time. it is time to look at the weather
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now. we have to wait a couple of days but it looks like we will get some much warmer weather across some parts of the uk will stop it is difficult to forecast how much cloud there will be. it should be dry for the next few days with some sunshine but as we get more of that it will warm up significantly. many will have cloudier skies for the next couple of days. you can see where we had most of it. it has developed in some parts but it is fading away to a certain extent. there should be some more heading southwards overnight but that is not certain soap the best the brakes are likely to be in eastern scotland and north east england where it could be quite chilly but generally we are at about 7 degrees. we have this slow—moving area of high pressure which brings in some cloud and it should be
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cloudy again on thursday. at the top of that area there was more wind which will bring differences in scotla nd which will bring differences in scotland with western scotland likely to be cloudy with some drizzle and a better chance of some brea ks drizzle and a better chance of some breaks in eastern scotland with some sunshine, also in the north east of england. northern ireland could be cloudy with a bit of sunshine, likewise in inward and wales where the cloud could be quite thin —— in england and wales. some sunshine and the temperatures will be up to around 13 or 1a degrees. on friday we have more cloudy skies, the best isn't up in eastern scotland and north east england. heading into the weekend, the high pressure will get drawn into central europe and we might see these weather front arriving late in the weekend in north—western parts but for england and wales we will draw up for england and wales we will draw up these southerly winds which bring
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in warmerairand more up these southerly winds which bring in warmer air and more sunshine. on saturday the cloud starts to break up saturday the cloud starts to break up and we have a bit more sunshine but not the really high temperatures. it will be warm for many parts and a fine day. on sunday we could have that front approaching the north—west of the uk to bring some cloud and rain and for many in scotla nd some cloud and rain and for many in scotland and northern ireland there will be some cloud but england and wales will be under more blue skies and that will make a big difference to the temperatures. not a lot warmer in scotland and northern ireland but it will do in england and wales and we could have temperatures as high as 23 degrees which would be the warmest day of the year so far. hello and welcome to one hundred days.
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president trump says his view of bashar al assad and the situation in syria has changed after yesterday's chemical attack. at least 70 people have been gassed to death in what's been described as an attack on all humanity. angry words at a crisis meeting of the un security council as members reject russia's claims that rebels were behind the attack. how many more children have to die before russia cares? the situation in syria is just one of the issues from address by posting king abdullah ofjordan. reports out of washington that president trump's chief strategist steve bannon has been removed from his position on the national security council.

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