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having a scotland. northern ireland having a dry day. goodbye for now. this is bbc world news today. our top stories... theresa may's efforts to form a working government — a deal, in principle, with northern ireland's democratic unionists. after the poor showing in the general election, the first casualties: two of the prime minister's top aides resign. its what now for cuban — us relations as official said donald trump is to announce a new change in policy towards the country next week? drama at sea — the queen mary 2 cruise liner gets involved in a major rescue after yachts are overcome by a storm. the original caped crusader adam west, batman from the 1860s tv
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series, has died. —— from the 1960s tv series. hello and welcome to world news today. theresa may's efforts to form a working government — despite losing her majority in the uk general election — are gathering pace. a minor party from northern ireland is reported to have agreed to help her party get their programme through parliament. according to downing street, they have reached the outline of an agreement with the democratic unionist party, or dup, who are pro—brexit and socially conservative. a downing street spokesman said: earlier, it was announced that the prime minister theresa may's two top advisers had
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resigned, following pressure from members of her own party. they've been replaced by one of the losing conservative candidates, the former housing minister gavin barwell. our political correspondent — alex forsyth reports. they were at the heart of power, the prime minister's closest advisers for years. but nick timothy and fiona hill were accused of having too much control over policy and tactics, costing theresa may her majority and costing them theirjobs. they're brilliant street fighters and terrible political leaders, because what you need at the heart of government is a few grey—haired people who have been around the block a bit and say "don't do that, you'll make mistakes". mistakes acknowledged by nick timothy today. he said britain was divided: today, as the consequences
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of the campaign sunk in, reflection and recrimination, some tory mps saying theresa may had to heed calls to change. there were plenty of voices in the conservative party that reminded her you can't run the government like you run the home office and there have been plenty of calls to make sure that the circle around her was wider and more inclusive, to prevent anyone believing that the two principal advisers had undue influence. the prime minister is under pressure from all sides. with no majority, her plans for things like grammar schools and social care will be hard to get through parliament. and the queen's speech, her programme for government, is just over a week away. in order to lead a minority government, she'll have to balance competing demands on almost every front, considering notjust the position of the dup on some issues, but that of her own mps too. in scotland, there are now 13
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of them, their backing essential to the prime minister, the party leader here already suggesting a revised approach to brexit. what's clear is that the conservative party, having failed to win a majority, now needs to work with others, which means we can look again at what it is we hope to achieve as we leave the eu and i want to be involved in those discussions. the prime minister may be back in number 10, but in a position far from what she'd hoped. she has lost her two most trusted aides, she has lost her majority in the house of commons, and thejob of leading has become that much harder. joining me now from central london is our political correspondent, gary o'donoghue what is your understanding of this outline deal done with the dup? we
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are told by downing street that it is what they call a confidence and supply arrangement. that means that it stops way short of a formal coalition, where two parties develop a joint programme for government. this effectively means that the dup have agreed to back theresa may when it comes to two keatings — confidence measures, in other words those votes in parliament like the queen's speech coming up the week after next which, if you lose, then you are effectively out. and supply measures, another word for money. so things like the budget. if you can't get a budget through, you are finished as a government. so they have effectively given her the ability to survive as a viable government. it's a bit more than life but not much more. after that, if theresa may wants to do anything issue by issue, other bits of legislation, be it health or education or or security, anything
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including some of the brexit legislation, it is likely that she will have to get agreement with the dup each time for those pieces. that means that the dup will have an ongoing, continuing permanent influence over the government's agenda and what it can and can't do for the foreseeable future. so they will be able to leverage their ten mps out of 650 to exert enormous influence, given their numbers. what price do you think theresa may would have had to pay to get this deal done? apart from the humiliation of it, there are a couple of prices she will have to pay. one is that it will have to pay. one is that it will absolutely narrow her horizon in terms of what she can do, because she will have to get that agreement bit by bit. it will also mean she has to concede on measures where she
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will have to compromise with them to do certain things. what we don't know at this stage is what the price has been for agreeing to do the basic deal. i am sure the dup will have asked for a couple of things in return, probably some money for northern ireland, infrastructure money. maybe some guarantees on the position of northern ireland farmers when it comes to brexit. maybe they will have asked for the government to commit some sort of soft border with the south as a negotiating line when it goes to the eu brexit negotiations. we don't know any of that at the moment, but the dup would be an extraordinary political party if it didn't demand some of those things upfront, because this isa those things upfront, because this is a once—in—a—lifetime opportunity for them to exert some pressure on the nationwide stage. thank you. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. iran's intelligence minister has said that the mastermind behind wednesday's attacks at the parliament and mausoleum of ayatollah khomeini
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in tehran has been killed. the attack on wednesday killed 17 people. the so—called islamic state group claimed responsibility for the attack, which was carried out by suicide bombers and gunmen. american—backed rebel fighters in syria have moved into western parts of raqqa, the de—facto capital of the islamic state group. an alliance of syrian arabs and kurds has been slowly tightening its grip around the city for several months. they've been helped by us air strikes and took part of the eastern area of the city on tuesday. but is is said to have beaten back an attack from the north. german chancellor angela merkel has criticised the us president, donald trump, while on a visit to mexico. she said putting up walls would not solve the problem of migration — a reference to mr trump's repeated promises to build a wall along the mexican border. mrs merkel also backed mexico's free trade position, ahead of talks on renegotiating the north american free trade agreement. let's go to the philippines —
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where us special forces are helping the military there to dislodge militants allied to so—called islamic state in the city of marawi. philippine troops have struggled to oust the rebels, who took control of the city in may. the us involvement comes despite months of hostility towards washington by the philippines president, rodrigo duterte. more from our asia—pacific regional editor, michael bristow. after nearly three weeks of fighting, this is what's left of marawi. until insurgents took over, this lakeside city had a population of 200,000. most have fled, and now the streets are largely empty. the philippine army is having to battle through every house. 13 marines were killed in a 16 hour clash with rebels on friday. government soldiers are now, though, getting some help
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from a long—standing ally, the united states. to invite them in represents a change of heart by the philippine leader rodrigo duterte, who's spent most of his presidency criticising washington. according to an army spokesman, us troops are not fighting on the street, but providing technical support. the presence of the us counterparts facilitates the exchanges of intelligence, facilitates subject matter expert exchanges, and also provides training exchanges. despite government bombardment, the mounting insurgents have managed to hold out, even though there were unconfirmed reports that the two brothers who lead them have been killed. government deadlines for retaking the city have all come and gone.
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inside a rally, fires rage. inside marawi, fires rage. hundreds of civilians are still trapped. the militants hiding in bunkers and tunnels are thought to have hostages. even with american help, the battle to recapture this city will not be easy. it's been revealed that the ringleader of the london terror attack had tried to hire a seven and a half tonne lorry, instead of a van, to run down members of the public. police say the number of injured would have been much higher. eight people died in the knife and van attack almost exactly a week ago. here's our home affairs correspondent, daniel sandford. on the edges of borough market, they were repairing the damage today, replacing the doors that had been shot off by armed police in the desperate hunt to find the killers. the police are gone, but the market where five victims were stabbed
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to death remains sealed off. a scene of horror and heroism. we have stories of people who came out armed with chairs, other items, were throwing bottles and anything they could get their hands on with a view to try to prevent the attackers coming into pubs and bars but more importantly, to scare them off to stop other people being attacked. the weapons the attackers used were 12—inch pink ceramic knives of the ernesto brand, possibly bought at lidl. they were found tied onto the men's hands with leather straps after they'd been shot by police. minutes earlier, they had killed three other people on london bridge before crashing their b&q van. in the van, police found 13 petrol bombs made with lighter fluid and cloth cut from tracksuit bottoms and two blowtorches. detectives believe behind this green door in east ham was the men's safe house. in a top floor bedsit rented by rachid redouane two months ago, detectives discovered items that had
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been used to make their petrol bombs and fake suicide vests. and an english—language copy of the koran left open at a page referencing martyrdom. the ringleader of the gang, khuram butt, had tried to hire a seven and a half tonne truck that morning which would have made the attack worse, but fortunately, his payment did not go through. he was also being investigated by counterterrorism detectives for fraud and was still on police bail, although the case was about to be dropped. at the present time, i do not regard what i have seen as an intelligence failure. but everybody would expect us to look at what has happened and to ensure we learn whatever we can from what has happened and secondly, that we continue to improve and improve and that is what we have always done in this country in the face of a changing terrorist threat. the men killed three of their victims as they drove across london bridge and stabbed
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five more to death in borough market. it was the third attack on britain in ten and a half weeks. the ethiopian government and humanitarian agencies say emergency food aid for nearly 8 million people affected by drought will run out at the end of the month. the drought has been blamed on a succession of failed rains. other parts of the horn of africa are also affected by drought. john graham, the country director for save the children, is at a camp in warder. the government has been doing its best to fill in the gap, that it's not a rich government. it is still a poor government, but they are doing their best. but i really think we have a responsibility as an international community to step in. some of the other emergencies around the world are deservedly getting
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attention, like somalia and yemen. but what we have in somalia is a large number of people, more than 8 million, almost larger than any other country affected, with no resources because we are not getting attention. the basic food ration is not coming in insufficient amounts. now we are looking at the food pipeline braking. the food is running out in about a month. after that, we don't know what is going to happen. without that basic food, you have the problem of falling into severe malnutrition because people are not getting food. these children will become malnourished and that is a very dangerous situation. stay with us on bbc world news, still to come... the tournament's first unseeded champion for more than 80 years. this is bbc world news today. the latest headlines: as theresa may tries to form a
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working government, northern ireland's democratic unionists have agreed to support the prime minister. two top aides to mrs may have resigned following pressure from conservative mps in the wake of the poor election results. officials in the us say president trump is expected to announce a change in policy towards cuba during a speech when he visits miami at the end of next week. so what's he likely to say? our correspondent in havana is will grant. we don't know the fine detail, but the expectation is that this will be a rollback, or at least a partial rollback of one of president obama's key legacies, which is the warming of ties with cuba. we expect to see, for example, some kind of partial reverse of the relaxation of travel restrictions which has done so much to allow us citizens to come to cuba, opening the doors of cuba to americans who were not able to visit the island
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for so many decades. we also expect trade to be impacted. obviously, there is still a us economic embargo in place on cuba, so it's not like there are huge amounts of trade already, but what there is may now find it very difficult, because we're expecting president trump to say that us entities cannot work with the cuban state, specifically the commercial and tourism wings of the cuban military. and given that they are so ubiquitous to the cuban economy, that could have a real impact. sailors taking part in a transatlantic race have been involved in a dramatic rescue halfway across the ocean. a number of yachts put out mayday calls last night after what organisers described as once in a lifetime storms. a passenger cruise ship was among boats that were drafted in to help the rescue. we have a competitor,
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mervyn wheatley, who has done the atlantic three times. he has just recently been rescued. his boat was severely damaged. he was rescued by the queen mary, who was diverted to the position. he is now on his way to halifax. we have another boat from hungary which was sunk. we don't know the full reasons for that. they have been rescued. we have a yacht from holland called happy. they were dismasted. and they have been rescued. and we have a further two retiring. so over the 36 hours, five boats were seriously affected. three boats sunk and two boats retired. but everybody is well, safe and presently recovered. we had emergency beacons going off.
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60 or 70 knots of wind were reported. those conditions are pretty intense. the reaction to that is from the halifax coastguard. they immediately look at the information. they try and contact the vessels, and then they put in place ship support and and then they put in place ship supportand air and then they put in place ship support and air cover to see what is going on in the fleet. james pearce has all the sport. the world cup qualifier between scotland and england at hampden park ended as a 2—2 draw. a match that had been largely forgettable for 70 minutes then burst into life in the closing stages. it was substitute alex oxlade chamberlain who put england ahead. but the match swung back in scotland's favour due to leigh griffiths, who scored two goals — both from free kicks — to put the home side within touching distance of a first win over england in 18 years.
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then harry kane scored in the third minute of stoppage time to break scottish hearts and maintain england's unbeaten record in the group. before the game, we obviously wanted to win the game. but the way the game panned out in the end, scotland we re game panned out in the end, scotland were scoring two goals late on. we had four minutes left in stoppage time to get anything. so we have come away fairly happy with it. it puts us in a good position to qualify for the world cup. the unseeded 20 year—old latvian jelena ostapenko has beaten romania's simona halep in the french open final. ostapenko, who had never even won a tour title before today, lost the first set, but produced a remarkable comeback to win in three sets. she is the first unseeded woman to win at roland garros since 1933.
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i was losing and then in my mind i was like, ok, i'm just going to enjoy the match and trite to the last point. i still cannot believe it because it was my dream and now it because it was my dream and now it came true. i think i will only understand that in maybe a couple of days or a couple of weeks. england again underlined their status as tournament favourites as they knocked australia out of the icc champions trophy in the final match in group a. england — who had already qualified for the semi finals — were set a target of 278 for victory. both of australia's previous matches were washouts and they needed a win to stand any chance of qualifying for the last four. but in a match again affected by rain, england were comfortable winners under the duckworth lewis method. ben stokes made 102 not out. lewis hamilton has equalled ayrton senna's total of 65 pole positions ahead of the canadian grand prix. and the briton did it in style, clocking the quickest qualifying lap ever seen in montreal. he was a third of a second clear of championship leader sebastian vettel. after the qualifying session, senna's family presented hamilton with one of senna's helmets to mark the achievement.
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late on saturday evening local time, usain bolt will run his last competitive race in his home country jamaica. the 100 metre event is being called a "salute to a legend". bolt is going to retire from athletics after this year's world championships in london. just a warning — there's some flash photography coming up in ade adedoyin's report. 15 years ago, 15—year—old usain bolt made history here in the national stadium in kingston when he became the youngest athlete to win a world junior title. he would go on to become an icon of the sport and the face of the sport, breaking world records and winning numerous world and olympic titles. but he has a lwa ys and olympic titles. but he has always maintained that winning gold here in 2002 as a junior is one of the highlights of his career because of the pressure of competing in front of a home crowd. so it is perhaps fitting that the final race
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on jamaican soil should be perhaps fitting that the final race onjamaican soil should be here on the track where he shot to prominence. it will be a great reception. i am prominence. it will be a great reception. iam home prominence. it will be a great reception. i am home and the amount of people calling me to get tickets... ! i know the stadium is going to be full, i know it will be high energy and i know it is going to be one big party. it will be emotional, but i am looking forward to it. usain bolt also spoke about the warm bond he shares with his coach, the man who helped guide his career. glen mills tends to stay out of the limelight, but i did catch up with him and he told me he believes that bolt could have gone for a few more years, but he respects his decision to retire. physically, yes, he is only 30. but for 12 years, he has achieved at the highest level. it takes a lot out of you and mentally, if he feels it is time for him to retire, i support it
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wholeheartedly. if that is where he has reached now, he has more than earned it. bolt rule race over 100 metres. there will also be a number of olympic medallist in action, the likes of mo farah and david rudisha. ona night likes of mo farah and david rudisha. on a night when the nation celebrity career and achievements of usain bolt. good luck to him. that's all the sport for now. adam west, star of the 1960s hit tv series batman, has died. he was 88. his family said he had been suffering from leukaemia. we need him now. although batman ran forjust two years, repeats of the show made adam west an icon, and his career after batman often saw him play characters based on himself. it is said to be brighter and warmer
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tomorrow. the overall story is for sunny spells at some point, but the rain is still around. the rain we have seen to finish the day across the midlands and parts of south—east england works its way towards the south—east. light and patchy by the morning. away from that, we will see showers across northern ireland and parts of central and western scotland. the temperatures will be holding up, given the breeze. it will be a muggy night. in the morning, the showers become more widespread across scotland and northern ireland. not everyone will see showers to start the day. one or two may avoid the showers, but it will become harder to avoid them in the afternoon. much of england and the afternoon. much of england and the south—west, compared to what you saw today, a much brighter start. a bit of a breeze, one or two showers, but a great start to the day for the
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midlands. cloud in the south—east will break up. elsewhere, showers become heavy with and thunder in scotla nd become heavy with and thunder in scotland and northern ireland, and showers become more abundant across the midlands, wales and the south—west. some areas will avoid them altogether. it should still feel pleasant in the breeze. we finished today with those showers across scotland, northern ireland and northern england. the further south and east you are, you should go into monday on a drying out, but it will be a fresh start compared with sunday morning. for the monday morning rush—hour across parts of scotland, the central belt could see winds gusting at 50 miles an hour. the showers are not as plentiful on monday. northern ireland will avoid most of them. further south and east, you should stay dry. sunny spells. temperatures will be down on
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what we saw through saturday. through the rest of the week, high pressure builds from the south. we will see a few bits of rain across scotla nd will see a few bits of rain across scotland and northern ireland, but temperatures will be on the up from mid week onwards and with it across southern parts of the country, lots of sunshine. this is bbc world news, the headlines: as theresa may tries to form a working government despite losing her majority in the uk general election, a party from northern ireland has agreed in principle to help her party get its programme through parliament. two key aides to mrs may have resigned amid reports that senior members of the governing conservative party had threatened to spark a leadership challenge unless they went. american special forces are helping the philippine army fight islamist insurgents in the southern city of marawi. the us involvement comes after months of hostility towards washington by the philippines president, rodrigo duterte. the queen mary ii cruise liner is helping in a major rescue in the mid—atlantic after yachts taking part in a race
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were hit by a huge storm.
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