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this is bbc news, i'm annita mcveigh at westminster. downing street is forced to clarify its position over a deal with the dup. the defence secretary says a conservative deal with the democratic unionist party would only apply to "big issues". it falls on us now to build a government in a national interest and that is what we are working with with our friends in the dup to do. dup leader, arlene foster is expected in london on tuesday, she says nothing is finalised but there had been some good discussions on reaching a deal. one that would bring would bring stability to the nation, and those discussions continue. we have made good progress but that discussions continue. amid the confusion over attempts to secure a majority, there is now open speculation over the prime minister's future. theresa may is a dead woman walking. it's just how long she's going to remain on death row. what's your guess? i think we will know very shortly. i mean we could get to next week and it all collapses for her. this is the scene live at downing
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street were an announcement is expected soon on the cabinet reshuffle. labour leader, jeremy corbyn, says there could be another election soon and he is preparing an alternative queen's speech. we are ready and able to forward a serious programme which would have support from people in this country. i'm shaun ley, with the rest of the day's news: the fake suicide belts designed to spread terror in the london bridge attack. but it was almost pandemonium. people running, and that lots of shots running out. i didn't know whether it was ask all the bad guys. —— loss police say anyone seeing the belts worn by the attackers would have assumed they were real. one of the first police officers on the scene describes what they faced.
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it was almost pandemonium, people were running. three british men are detained after a passenger plane made an unplanned landing in germany after the pilot was alerted to a suspicious conversation on board. the tv presenter richard hammond is recovering in hospital after his car crashed and burst into flames while filming in switzerland. and england win a world football trophy for the first time since 1966 — they beat venezuela 1—0 in the under 20s world cup final. good afternoon from westminster where the fallout from the general election very much continues. in the latest twist, we are expecting needs of the cabinet reshuffle with speculation, i should stress, that michael gove might be invited back into the cabinet. meanwhile, theresa may works to find a deal with the dup. members of the
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cabinet have backed despite speculation from other tories about the future. overnight, the government and the dup made state m e nts government and the dup made statements stressing that a deal has not been finalised. let's take a look at some of today's main developments. defence secretary michael fallon says a deal can be done with the dup on major issues but clarified that there was no final agreement on the terms of a minority government deal. dup leader arlene foster is due to meet theresa may in downing street on tuesday. the party has indicted its role in forming in westmister does not change the desire to restore devolved government at stormont. this has been a big issue. and this afternoon, the irish prime minister enda kenny says he has spoken to theresa may to indicate his concern that "nothing should happen to put the good friday agreement" at risk.meanwhile, there's been much speculation about theresa may's "nothing should happen to put the good friday agreement" at risk.
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meanwhile, there's been much speculation about theresa may's future as prime minister, with former chancellor george calling her a dead woman walking. addressing newspaper reports borisjohnson was set to launch a bid to oust mrs may, something the foreign secretary dismissed as "tripe", mr osborne said his former colleague was "in a permanent leadership campaign". labour leaderjeremy corbyn says he is ready to fight another election, which he says could happen in the next few months or early next year. and in the meantime he will be putting together an alternative queen's speech. our political correspondent, leila nathoo reports. deal or no deal — confusion last night from downing street over whether the dup had already decided to back theresa may and give her the majority she lacks. this morning, clarification that talks were still ongoing. we had very good discussions yesterday with the conservative party in relation to how we could support them in forming
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a national government that would bring stability to the nation, and those discussions continue. we have made good progress but that discussions continue. no detail yet on what they will demand in return. will they are socially conservative views clash with a tory party wanting to modernise? there will be no formal coalition, at most, only support for key votes. this is what is traditionally called a confidence and supply arrangement, where the dup will support us on big things like voting for the queen's speech, budget and finance. they support us on defence, on the big issues. it will be a fragile arrangement. doubts over how long the prime minister can last. theresa may is a dead woman walking, it'sjust how long she will remain on death row. i think we will know very shortly. what till death? in other words, we could easily get
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to the middle of next week and it all collapses. she is flawed, in a desperate situation. our position is untenable, and i think she knows that. if theresa may manages to hold on here, there will be huge questions of the polity she will be able to get through. even with dup support, the majority will be tiny and she will likely have to ditch contentious parts of her manifesto. and with brexit negotiations starting in just over a week, her challenge is to get her party and parliament behind her approach. the fact is that if the tory party doesn't lance the boil of brexit, you are opening the doors for corbyn‘s premiership. he wants thatjob now and says he is ready to govern. he will amend the queen's speech, putting forward what he says is an alternative vision for the country. we have a minority government relying on the dup to get legislation through the house of commons when they have no agreement on key issues.
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it seems to be chaotic. we are quite ready and able to put forward a serious programme which obviously has massive support in this country. she thought she would win more support, now it is her looking to others to stand beside her. our correspondent ellie price is in downing street. any news of the reshuffle and the suspects that michael gove might be invited tojoin suspects that michael gove might be invited to join the cabinet team? downing street is all aquiver with excitement, the helicopters flying over. we are waiting to see what the reshuffle will look like. no news on
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michael goes but it is suspected on twitter that he might make a comeback as deputy prime minister. it difficult to eat, —— difficult seat, it might be a way of uniting the pro—brexit and hard brexit wings of the party. that is a rumour at the moment. we now theresa may has hurt the team in place. —— has her keep team in place. boris johnson, michael fallon and philip hammond and david davis will remain in their posts. those announcements we re in their posts. those announcements were made last light. a press release from the irish government was responding to a conversation that theresa may had with the iris breslin enda kenny. it was suggested that both of them have agreed
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re—establishing power—sharing in stormont would go ahead. james brogan shire would attend a meeting tomorrow with his irish counterpart, charlie flanagan. questions that he would remain in place, but as yet no one has walked in through that door being offered a newjob. another interesting line from the prime minister this morning is that she has phoned, we understand, some have defeated mps. they tweet from what the former bath mp ben howlett who lost his seat on thursday, he understands theresa may phoned him to offer commiseration. but the pm wants business as usual, and i don't think this will be the reshuffle they have been talking about. theresa may's with majority has been severely cut. so her room for manoeuvre has been diminished with the diminishing number of seats as
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well. this might not be the reef reshuffled cabinet we were expecting a few weeks ago. thank you ellie, we will come back for any more reshuffle news this afternoon. the prime minister has spoken on the phone with the irish taoiseach, enda kenny. our correspondentjohn campbell is in our belfast newsroom. it's interesting that we have the statement from number ten, albeit in response to an intervention, if you wa nt to response to an intervention, if you want to call it that, from the iris by minister. trying to offer reassurance to nationalist and republicans in the northern ireland assembly that they will be working to try to restore that assembly, which collapsed earlier this year? what is happening here is that the good friday agreement is the document that underpins the peace process in northern ireland. the british and irish government are supposed to act as co—guarantors of
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that agreement. they should act with rigorous impartiality when it comes to northern ireland matters. if the dup is propping up the conservative government, how could the conservative government act with impartiality in northern ireland? that is what enda kenny talk to theresa may about. charlie flanagan said, it doesn't necessarily undermine impartiality, depending on the deal that the dup do with the conservatives. but this is the irish government in a diplomatic way raising their concerns about what this would mean for the tense situation in northern ireland. do you have any further insight into what it might contain? still, the focus on an economic package. back in 2015, when a hung parliament was expected, at that time the dup produced a document laying out their conditions. supporting a minority government at westminster. it was
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extra public services in northern ireland. in terms of the big political picture in northern ireland, there is an attempt to put together and administration of it collapsed after a renewable energies gamble. if it's a big economic —— renewable energy scandal. if the dup push for cultural issues around flags and parades, that makes the talks more difficult. that would likely antagonise nationalists. it isa likely antagonise nationalists. it is a question for the dup. other looking for a deal that benefit everybody in northern ireland or will they be pressure for their base to deal with some of the more controversial things? has there to deal with some of the more controversialthings? has there been any nationalist or republican reaction to today's developments? sinn fein‘s statements tend to be
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more differences of the deal. they say there have been attempts before by unionists to prop up governments of westminster that have ended in tea rs of westminster that have ended in tears and achieved little. they are certainly leaving the door open and doing a deal with the dup at stormont even though the dup are involved in talks for the conservative. the dup say they want to do conservative. the dup say they want todoa conservative. the dup say they want to do a deal at stormont and will be there tomorrow, and with no precondition for talks. there are a lot of moving parts in this story when it comes to northern ireland. but our dishes between london, belfast, brussels and dublin. john, thank you. we are waiting for any news of a reshuffle. theresa may will be sorting out, as we speak. trying to continue with business as usual. we'll be back here shortly. right now, it's over to you, sean. more from her as soon as we get any
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news on that reshuffle. a service has taken place this morning at a re—opened southwark cathedral to remember those who died in the london bridge terror attack. meanwhile, police have released pictures of the fake suicide belts the three attackers were wearing when they struck last saturday night. here's our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford southwark‘s medieval cathedral, caught up last saturday in a 21st—century atrocity. this morning, for the first time since the london bridge attack, it opened its ancient doors to worshippers again. just over a week ago, this cathedral and this community witnessed terrible things which should not have happened. a young nurse gave her life by the entrance to montague chambers, trying to save a fellow human being under attack. others suffered terribly, and many more would have been killed and injured had it not been for the rapid and effective response from the police. overnight, scotland yard released these pictures of the fake suicide
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belts the men had constructed in the top floor bedsit in east ham from plastic bottles and duct tape. the plan, apparently, to instil more terror during the rampage with knives through borough market. during the horror, police officers created a safe shelter and casualty station in the katzenjammers bar. the inspector in charge of that unit explaining what it was like to be caught up in what he called pandemonium. there were still shots ringing out, then a stream of people came out the market, running and screaming. so we literallyjust pushed them into the basement of the pub. it was quite a big venue, and it seemed like the safest place to put a large volume of people at that time so it was out of harm's way. the police search of the crime scene at borough market is now over.
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it should reopen in the next few days, though detectives investigating last saturday's carnage are still working through mountains of cctv footage. there were no new arrests overnight. our correspondent richard lister is outside the cathedral for us. it must have been a very moving occasion this morning. given that the cathedral has been closed for the cathedral has been closed for the last week? it was. it was actually because i've been here since early this morning, slowly seeing this area come back life. it has been sealed off the last week, the police cordon was only lifted yesterday and it was the opportunity to come back to this area. borough market is not open and there are still cigars from the attack. you see the boa rded—up still cigars from the attack. you see the boarded—up doorway —— scars
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from the attack. you see the boarded—up doorway from the attack. you see the boa rded—up doorway where from the attack. you see the boarded—up doorway where the attackers forced their way in. there we re attackers forced their way in. there were no more suspects after the attack, thankfully. it has in a difficult week for southwark cathedral, the traders of borough market and the residents. a lot of tourists coming through, looking at borough market aren't going to the cathedral. there are five services today for the cathedral, they have been moving occasion. thank you. the headlines on bbc news: downing street and the democratic unionist party both insist that no parliamentary pact has yet been agreed between them. the leader of the dup, arlene foster, is expected in london on tuesday. she says there had been some good discussions on reaching a deal, but nothing is finalised. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, says there could be another general election soon and he is preparing an alternative queen's speech. the latest from downing street is
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that the government reshuffle has begun. we have seen thejustice secretary elizabeth truss going into number ten a couple of minutes ago, suggesting she is on the move. it is now customary for ministers who are being promoted to be seen going into downing street, the days of defeated ministers seem glumly leaving are in the past. that will be unlikely at the past. that will be unlikely at the moment so we will return to our corresponded seem to get the latest on the reshuffle on the way in downing street. three men have been arrested after an easyjet flight to stansted was diverted because of suspicious behaviour. passengers were evacuated down emergency slides after the plane, which was flying from slovenia, made an unplanned landing in germany on saturday afternoon. the pilot was alerted to a suspicious conversation on board, including what police called "terrorist content". a backpack belonging to one of the men was blown up by german police. they said they found no explosives on the plane. us president donald trump has accused james comey of cowardice
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by leaking accounts of his meetings with the president. in his evidence, mr comey, who was sacked last month, accused president trump of putting pressure on him to drop an investigation into alleged links between his election campaign and russia. meanwhile, the us attorney general, jeff sessions, has agreed to appear before the senate intelligence committee, to respond to testimony last week by the former director of the fbi. a month after electing emmanuel macron as their youngest ever president, the people of france are now voting in the first round of parliamentary elections. the new president is hoping his centrist party, formed a little over a year ago, will win an outright majority. half of the party's candidates are new to politics. our correspondent in paris, hugh schofield, told me about the significance of the elections. they are very important though, because in the french system, they are often caricatured as a system where
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only the president counts. he or she does count for everything if they have got a majority in parliament. if not, they have co—habit, as it is called here, which means all sorts of compromises in dealing with different governments and parties. he needs to get the majority, in stark contrast to what seems to be happening in britain, there is apparently a real momentum behind him. all the polls have shown we are in for a sweeping change in parliamentary politics. everything is suggesting his party en marche will get a majority. it is a two round system with results system so we won't get results today but we will get a sign next week when the second round takes place. the polls suggest he is in for a big majority with two main established parties,
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the republicans on the right and the socialists on the left, in for a drubbing. the socialists can been wiped out almost completely. contrast this to british politics where confusion seems be reigning. macron seems to be sitting pretty and a wave of confidence around him goes on. simon fell islam gaddafi, from many the symbol of the dictatorship, now a free man. his
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supporters now wanting to enter the political fray. facile islam supporters now wanting to enter the politicalfray. facile islam was colonel gadaffi's heir apparent. expected to inherit the family dictatorship. he studies economic in london and in the west, it for yea rs, london and in the west, it for years, he was the face of the regime in public. that was before the uprising of 2011 when he was ca ptu red uprising of 2011 when he was captured by a militia as he tried to flee share. later he appeared minus a few fingers, the result of an air strike, he said. he was sentenced to death by a court in tripoli for brutality during the revolution. he is still wanted by the international criminal court in the hague. the icc wa nts criminal court in the hague. the icc wants him tried on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. islam was released by a militia in the western town in libya. but the local military council that has condemned the move, saying it is
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illegal and betrays the blood of the martyrs of the revolution. his re—emergence will add another element of an put ability to libya's u nsta ble element of an put ability to libya's unstable mix. the exact whereabouts of are alone, one young lawyer says that is not being revealed for security reasons. sources say he is in the east. there are three rival government... we interrupt to bring new shots of downing street. damian green is a very old friend of theresa may, he is going into ten downing st. his wife was at university with theresa may and they have known each other all their aduu have known each other all their adult lives. he is regarded as one of her reliable supporters. he is also, importantly, a pro—remain, traditionally pro—european, pro—eu
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tory mp. that is perhaps a signal to those on that weighing on the conservative party for anna soubry who have been critical of theresa may and asked her to go, maybe this isa may and asked her to go, maybe this is a concession or signal that mrs may has got the message on brexit. that is conceivably possible. liz truss has also gone in, currently justice secretary, and damian green, work and pensions secretary. we'll bring you more on those developments at downing street throughout the afternoon. a sixth yacht has got into trouble during a transatlantic race which was hit by a severe storm. the latest rescue involved the canadian coastguard. these pictures — taken earlier — show the luxury ocean liner, the queen mary 2, rescuing another yachtsman, mervyn wheatley, after he issued a mayday. a storm, with 15—metre high waves and winds of 60 knots, left a number of boats in trouble.
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the tv presenter richard hammond has been treated for a fractured knee after crashing a car while filming for his new motoring show, the grand tour. he was driving an electric supercar in switzerland when it left the road on a bend. the 10—year—old, who suffered brain injuries in a crash while filming top gear 11 years ago, got out of the vehicle before it burst into flames. his co—hostjeremy clarkson tweeted that it was the "biggest" and "most frightening" crash he'd seen. secret nazi bunkers have been seen the netherlands. a total of have been seen. it's like an underground nazi village. there were spa facilities, kitchens.
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and in here is one of the dormitories and you can see up here on the wall, one of the german army eagles and there was once a swastika under here, it was scratched off by dutch teenagers after the war in an effort to delete that history. there would have been about 60, 65 soldiers living here during the war. and up here you can see where they put the directions, painted on the wall in black ink. k, the direction to the coast, and pak, the anti—tank guns. you find them down there. people come in here, they get a feeling about the war.
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the time capsule is decorated just like the guys have left yesterday. amazing pictures. let's look at the weather prospects. we'll start with a quick look at the satellites which shows it was lovely in east anglia and the south—east. we have some heavy rain as northern ireland and
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western scotland. it will stay wet in western scotland in the morning, with further showers in northern ireland and scattered for wales. radzi drive further east and across the board. temperatures in major towns and cities 11 to 13 degrees. now in rural spots but elsewhere. it will be gusty and breezy in scotland and further south. showers fading away in england and wales, wetter weather in western scotland but 18 degrees in aberdeen and 20 towards london. on tuesday, a breeze in the north and west of uk, with cloud and rain, but not so much further south. it will feel pleasantly warm in the sunshine. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines at 3:30pm:
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downing street and the democratic unionist party have both insisted that no parliamentary pact has yet been agreed between them. this is the scene outside number ten. theresa may has to fill a six vacancies of junior ministers ten. theresa may has to fill a six vacancies ofjunior ministers who lost their seats in the election. she is also using this opportunity to make changes to our cabinet although the big beasts will remain in theirjobs, liz truss and damian green have both just entered in theirjobs, liz truss and damian green have bothjust entered downing street. dup leader, arlene foster, is expected in london on tuesday. she says there had been some good discussions on reaching a deal but nothing is finalised. the former chancellor, george osborne, has described theresa may as, "a dead woman walking". labour leader, jeremy corbyn, says there could be another election soon and he is preparing an alternative queen's speech. welcome back to westminster where a
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short distance from where we are is downing street and we can cross the road to our political correspondent ellie price for any reshuffle news. some coming and going there, any detail yet? no detail, we are eagerly anticipating them. thejustice secretary liz truss has just walked m, secretary liz truss has just walked in, as well as damian green who was at the department for work and pensions. they could possibly be moved but that is prospective asian at this stage. we know that damian green is a good friend of the prime

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