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this is bbc news, i'm ben brown live in north london, where last night a van drove into a group of muslim worshipers. the head of the metropolitan police has said that the attack near finsbury park mosque was quite clearly an attack on muslims. one man died, ten people were injured. when he was on the ground i asked him, why did he do that, why? and he goes, "i want to kill muslims." we managed to surround him and protect him from any harm. we stopped all forms of attack and abuse towards him that were coming from every angle. a 48—year—old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. it's been confirmed he was not known to the security services. theresa may has been visiting the finsbury park mosque. she said the
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attack was just as sickening as other recent terror attacks. there's no place for this hatred in our country today, and we need to work together as one society, as one community, to drive it out, this evil that is affecting so many families. i am reeta chakrabarti. in other news colombes police say at least 79 people have died in the grenfell tower fire. a minute's silence for those who lost their lives has been observed across the uk. a year on from the brexit vote, and talks finally begin to settle the terms of the uk's withdrawal from the european union. a car has exploded after it crashed into a police van on the champs—elysees in paris, there are reports that the driver was armed. police have said they are treating
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the attack on a crowd of muslim worshippers near the finsbury park mosque in north london as a terrorist act. she said it was every bit as sickening as other recent terrorist acts. one man died and ten people were injured when a hired white van was driven into people who were tending to a man who had been taken ill. it was close to two mosques in the area. a white managed 48 has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, and counter terrorism command are in charge of this investigation. the commission of the
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metropolitan police said it was clearly a n metropolitan police said it was clearly an attack on muslims. the prime minister, theresa may, has beenin prime minister, theresa may, has been in finsbury park today, and early in downing street what she said about the attack was that it targeted the ordinary and innocent who she said were going about their daily lives, and that the evil behind such attacks would never prevail. security minister ben wallace has also said the suspect was not known to the security services. we'll be talking to him in a moment. but first, our correspondent richard galpin reports. it's shortly after midnight, and worshippers who had just left the finsbury park mosque in london have come under attack. a van ploughing into the crowd, leaving many casualties. he basically drove on the pavement, coming straight towards all the muslims, and he, as he was coming to them, he hit all of them. he was shouting, "i want to kill all muslims," literally that. i am sure this is a terrorist attack.
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whether he is a muslim, whether he is a christian, this is a terrorist attack. those who had not been hurt managed to catch the van driver, pinning him down before he could escape. abdul rahman in the striped t—shirt was amongst those who helped detain him. he also started asking him questions. when he was on the ground i asked him why he did that, innocent people. and he goes, "i want to kill muslims." "kill me," and i said, "we're not going to kill you, why did you do that?" he wouldn't answer me back. but there were concerns that anger would spill over and the van driver
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would spill over and the van driver would be hurt, until muslim leaders took control. while the people who we re took control. while the people who were calling the emergency services, a police van drove by, we told them the circumstances, that a man had mown down a group of people, and there is a mob attempting to hurt him if you don't take him, god being taken away by police. a 48—year—old man has been arrested on suspicion of attemped murder. this is being treated as a terrorist attack, and the counter terrorism commander is investigating. this was an attack on london and all londoners, and we should all stand together against extremists whatever their cause. after the attack on the mosque, many people walked towards the muslim welfare house. it was then that the van drove up a bus lane and swerved into a crowd who were helping an elderly man
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who had been taken ill. it is a reminder that terrorism, extremism and hatred take many forms, and our determination to tackle them must be the same whoever is responsible. the prime minister, who has been criticised for being slow to meet victims of previous incidents, was on the scene quickly this time, including attending a local multi—faith meeting. earlier today, labour leaderjeremy corbyn visited the area, which lies in his constituency. the stress levels from people that i have met, both last night and this morning, they were frightened, just frightened that something like this could happen again, so we obviously need efficient and effective policing, we need also an attitude in our society of support for each other. the only way to deal with this kind of issue is communities coming together.
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mr corbyn went on to join local community and religious leaders in a moment of silence following the attack. an attack on one faith is an attack on all faith and communities. those who try to divide us and who aim to spread fear, hatred and division will not succeed. the area remains sealed off as the police investigation continues. already there are plans to increase security around all london's mosques, particularly during the remainder of the muslim holy month of ramadan. towards the end of the month of ramadan, it is the most pious part of the month, more and more workers go to the mosque in the evening. we don't want to let anyone think they cannot go about their lives because they are feeling vulnerable or scared.
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but the muslim community was already fearful. incidents of islamophobia have been on the rise following the recent series of attacks in britain by islamist extremists. and what has happened now, here in finsbury park, is by far the worst attack the muslim community has suffered. we have had a visit here from several political leaders, the mayor of london, the labour leader, whose constituency this is, and as you heard there from the prime minister, meeting faith leaders at the finsbury park mosque nearby. this is what she had to say afterwards. the terrible attack last night was an evil act born of hatred, and it has devastated a community. i am pleased to have been here to date see the strength of that community, coming together, all faiths, united in one
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desire to see extremism and hatred of all sorts driven out of our society. there is no place for this hatred in our country today, and we need to work together as one society, as one community, to drive it out, this evil that is affecting so it out, this evil that is affecting so many families. the prime minister speaking of their visits to the finsbury park mosque. we have been talking to eye witnesses throughout the day, trying to piece together what happened, and it seems after the attack, the van driver was pulled out of the van, beaten and punched, according to some eyewitnesses, but then a local imam from one of the two nearby mosques came out, and he urged the crowd to be calm, the attacker was pinned to the ground, but the imam was urging the ground, but the imam was urging the crowd not to carry out any attacks on him until the police came, and he told us more about how he had restrained people. we stopped all forms of attack and abuse coming from every angle. by coincidence, while the people
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attending to the injured were calling the emergency services, a police van drove past by coincidence, we flagged down, told them the situation, "a man has mowed down a group of people, he is restrained, there is a mob attempting to hurt him, if you do not take him, god forbid, he may be seriously hurt." so we pushed people away from him until he was safely taken into custody by the police. put into the back of the van. that's all that we did. it was not me alone — there were a group of brothers, i don't know their names, they were calm and collected. managed to calm people down. and to extinguish any flames of anger or mob rule that would have taken charge,
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had this group of mature brothers not stepped in. how worried are you about anger in the community after this attack? this community of ours is a mild—mannered, calm community, not known for their violence. our mosques are incredibly peaceful. well, that was the local imam talking to me earlier, and we have been talking to eyewitnesses throughout the day. i spoke with chris norris, who lives nearby and heard the van crash. he helped to free a man whose leg was trapped.
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so we were there about 20 seconds after the van had ploughed into the barrier where it stopped. i didn't want to run in straight away, because i was worried people might be running around with knives, it was a bit of a panic. i realised two people were trying to lift the van because somebody was stuck underneath, so i realised it was the right thing to try to help. me and about 20 other people proceeded to lift the van. the man who got his legs stuck under it, managed to get them out, but he was in a critical state, bleeding from his ears and the rest of his body. did you know immediately it was a terrorist attack? i thought so straight away. i thought it might be a hate crime against muslims. it's ramadan, and the mosque closes at 11:30pm, and they walk. the way it was presented, a rental van, make me think it wasn't somebody who had just veered off accidentally, they had deliberately gone that fast into people.
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were you worried for your own safety? did you think there could be more attackers? yes, at the moment that it happened, i was. i didn't know if something would happen to the van when people came out. but directly after seeing it for ten seconds, i wasn't worried that other people would come. it was more the feeling of going to help people who were critically injured. do you live around here? i live about 100 metres from where it happened. we were just outside relaxing on a sunday evening, drinking cider, and we heard the screaming, and the bang and went out to see what happened. chris norris was one of the first
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people on the scene. we can talk now to mustapha field, director of the london fake forum, what are your thoughts after this attack? the community are very nervous about the situation, the rise in anti—muzzle hatred, we know that hate crimes are on the rise, people have been receiving letters. —— —— anti—muslim hatred. there is a real nervousness, you know, we are community is coming together, and the solidarity that has come out over the last 12 hours as really been powerful, a real sense of calmness allowing us to think through, we really need to think through, we really need to think about how we, you know, ensure that institutions are saved, and people going to places of worship feels safe so that they can continue
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to do so. many people we are speaking to a nervous, should they go out? it is so cowardly, very difficult for us to stop such attacks in some ways. the mayor of london has said there will be increased policing to help to reassure the muslim community, not just here but in other parts of london. very important that we are seeing a strong presence with policing, we met with the prime minister and the commissioner earlier today with a group of faith leaders, and the response has been good, you know, the prime minister has called it as it is, a terrorist attack, and she will put a full weight around ensuring that this form of extremism is tackled, and that the government will put steps in to make sure that those who push such narratives are going to be tackled, we are going to be monitoring hate speech, hate crime, what is coming on social media so we
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can defeat this and protect our communities. there is obviously some anger in this demeaning and he, not surprisingly after what has happened here, but what would be your message to people in this community? —— in this community here. we saw how the imam stopped people attacking this terrorist. because of the anger, innocent people, elderly, young people, what we need is to be calm, to be vigilant, we need to work together. our unity is what will defeat all forms of terrorism. thank you for being with us, the director of the faith forum for london. one man has died, turn injured, two seriously, eight people taken to three different hospitals. a 48—year—old man is in police custody on suspicion of attempted murder, a white 48—year—old man, and we gather
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that the van that had been used had been hired in south wales. those are the latest details, the government saying that the man, who is suspected to be the attacker, was not known to the security services. that is the latest from finsbury park, back to you in the studio. the headlines now on bbc news: theresa may has visited finsbury park mosque in north london, where a van has been driven into worshippers last night in what police are describing as a terror attack. a minute's silence has been held for the victims of the grenfell tower disaster in west london. police now say 79 people died or are missing and presumed dead. the brexit negotiations have formally begun in brussels between brexit secretary david davis and michel barnier, representing the eu. and in sport, nick kyrgios is out of the queens championship, which began today. the retired injured after
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losing the first set on a tie—break, 76 to the american donald young. brooks koepka is celebrating his first major title at the victory at the us open, tommy fleetwood came home in fourth. and catalans dragons appointed former england boss steve mcnamara as their new head coach. i will be back with more on those stories later on. a minute's silence has been held across britain to remember the victims of last week's g re nfell tower remember the victims of last week's grenfell tower fire. police say they now believe 79 people lost their lives in the tragedy. three more victims have been named this afternoon. anthony disson, aged 65, and ya—haddy sisi saye, also known as khadija saye, was aged 24. also named by police is 39—year—old abufars ibrahim. investigators warn that due to the complex nature
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of the recovery operation, that death toll is likely to change. well, our correspondent richard lister reports. as they assembled this morning in the shadow of grenfell tower, there was gratitude alongside the grief before a minute of reflection. big ben tolls. parade, dismissed! applause. and then for these teams and others, the work began again, to help those who survived
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and recover the bodies of those who did not. today, that number rose again. this morning, i know there are 79 people that are either confirmed dead and have been identified or are missing and sadly i have to presume are dead. i do think there may be some change to that number. the work we are doing is about trying to find those people to see if they are safe and well, and thankfully, over the last few days, we have identified five people who people believed were missing, and i am so grateful that they actually are safe and well. i have investigated major crimes for most of my service, and i've seen some terrible things, but nothing prepared me for what i saw in there. the residents in here got out in time, but there are more than 100 flats like this one. this man lived in one of them, on the fifth floor with his wife, brother and mother. on the night of the fire, he was away on a training course
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and returned to find his home in flames. his family managed to escape. how are you doing? but so many of his neighbours did not. i didn't know she was dead. he feels badly let down by the authorities. why are you not here? i have absolutely no trust in the government, in the royal borough of kensington and chelsea, and in the housing system. there are now more signs of official involvement. the government says every surviving family will receive a £500 in cash and 5000 paid into the bank, but the help has been slow in coming. the authorities, like everyone else, taken by surprise. how is that possible? this video has emerged of fire crews racing to the scene last week in disbelief. their work continues. red watch are back on duty today, and they were on duty when the incident happened. although they have seen horrific scenes and they are devastated,
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they are all heartbroken but ready for duty today. the police have promised an exhaustive criminal investigation to ensure those responsible for this are tojustice. richard lister, bbc news. our correspondent frankie mccamley is in west london with some of those who observed the minute's silence for the victims of the grenfell tower fire earlier today. what were they saying to you? well, obviously, they were extremely emotional, especially during that minute's silence, a chance for members of the public to meet some of the fire crews who were first on the scene, and as the minute's silence was taking place, a lot of the firefighters were extremely emotional. i saw some breakdown, i spoke to one who just said there we re spoke to one who just said there were so many spoke to one who just said there were so many children, and just after that, we saw applause, people hugging the firefighters just to say
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thank you. and a little bit down the road, there were police officers coming onto the street, joined by firefighters there, and there was applause heard of there. where i am at the moment, this is a church around 100 metres from grenfell tower, somewhere where people have been gathering, coming to pay their respects, leaving flowers. just to the side, you might be able to see the side, you might be able to see the photos of people who are missing, obviously the number rose today to 79 dead or missing presumed dead. speaking to people here, there isa dead. speaking to people here, there is a huge sense of community spirit, people coming together, so many people coming together, so many people coming to volunteer that some are being told to go elsewhere and see if they can help do something else, but also this huge sense of anger here. people here saying that they feel forgotten by the government, and by the local council. they feel that this is something that shouldn't have happened, and they want their
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questions answered, they want to know why this happened and who is to blame. frankie, many thanks, frankie mcca mley blame. frankie, many thanks, frankie mccamley there. the formal negotiations on britain's exit from the eu have finally begun. they are taking place between the brexit secretary, david davis, and the eu's chief negotiator, michel barnier. mr davis acknowledged there would be challenging times ahead but said he was determined to build a strong and special partnership. christian fraser is in brussels for us christian fraser is in brussels for us now, and after weeks of shadow boxing, what will these first talks involved? david davis is talking about a strong and special relationship with europe, but i think the strong and special leisure with michel barnier would be just as important, because these two men will drive this process, and they will drive this process, and they will see an awful lot of each other, so will see an awful lot of each other, so they will have to get along. really, today is a getting to know you session, not only for these men but the working groups who will go into committee rooms to talk about the big issues. it got off to a
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fairly good start, quite amicable, there was an exchange of gifts, i circulated it on social media, a picture of the two men together. michel barnier received a mountaineering book on annapurna, and in return david davies got a walking stick from the savoie region. so perhaps a metaphor in that they have got one eye on the summit, but before they get there, they have to get over the foothills of some very complex stuff, and notably, of course, the severance payment which michel barnier thinks must come first. they will talk about that our front. the border issue in ireland. and of course citizens‘ writes, eu citizens in the uk, and uk nationals in europe. we expect a press conference from david davis a little bit later, but what sense are you getting of how the uk, particularly theresa may, are viewed in brussels? well, i think there is
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frustration in europe that she has not got the majority that she wanted. it was reported, i do not know if it is true, thatjean—claude juncker wanted her to call a snap election so that she had a strong mandate for the negotiations. well, she doesn‘t have that, and when she gets here on thursday, and she will talk to them opel copy when the 27 leaders come together, she will have to explain how she will get this through the house of commons. —— talk to them over coffee. it will be about whether she sticks to the hardline of withdrawing from the customs union and the single market. on the conservatives side, there are some remainers who now says that the position has to soften, and there has been the suggestion that there will be discussion about brexit, but the deal that david davis has arrived with today does look very much like the deal they set out six months ago. 0k, christian, much more from you later in the afternoon, but for the time being thank you. let‘s
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over to westminster now to speak to liberal democrat sir vince cable, formerly the business secretary and the coalition government. good of you tojoin us, what are the coalition government. good of you to join us, what are your thoughts as the negotiations start? these are just preliminary courtesies, michel barnier, who i dealt with quite a bit in government, is extremely courteous, very civilised, highly intelligent, and he is not going to behave in the rather crude way that people like jean—claude juncker have behaved. nonetheless, we have got some very big, complex decisions ahead, and actually very little time. i think what will confuse and irritated, i think, the people on the european side is that the british government‘s view appears to be rapidly changing and very confusing. we have senior members of the government, notably the chancellor, making clear they do not buy into the narrative that no deal is better
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than a poor deal. we have got a lot of confusion as to the time period within which these extremely difficult talks on new trade arrangements are going to be discussed. so, you know, it is perfectly friendly and amicable, but it is going to get very tough as it becomes clear that he may‘s agenda cannot now be delivered. well, we do not know that, do we? none of us know that, and that is part of the problem. different parts of the government singing different tunes, we have a very different parliament from what we expected, the government will almost certainly have to work with opposition parties on the so—called great repeal bill. very difficult to conduct the kind of radical approach that she originally envisaged, and i think what we will finish up with a very soon is an acknowledgement that there may be some agreement on cash, hopefully very rapid agreement on stabilising the position of european nationals and british nationals in
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europe, but that the trade stuff, which is the heart of the matter, will probably be extended over many yea rs. will probably be extended over many years. but we still have a parliament in which the number of pro—brexit mps, if you‘re like, vastly outnumbers those, such as in your party, who did not want to leave the european union. so brexit is going to happen. well, i think this pro—brexit remains split is no longer relevant. there are, you know... longer relevant. there are, you know. . . what longer relevant. there are, you know... what is the relevant one, then? there are very large numbers of people in the middle of british public opinion, and in parliament, who no longer want to see the hard brexit. now, precisely what the alternative is, and whether this means staying in the customs union or the single market, as many of us would argue, or some combination thereof, i think that is the centre of gravity now of parliamentary and public opinion, and that is not where theresa may started. these
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terms are bandied about in this way, what constitutes a soft brexit for you? i think soft brexit is one which keeps the vast majority of our close links with the european union, certainly keeps us within the customs union, and critical amongst other things for avoiding a hard border in northern ireland, as well as protecting our manufacturing industry and supply chains. i would think that keeping of the vast majority of our links through the single market and the regulatory arrangements that have been negotiated over 30 years, that is what most people would see as a soft brexit. and certainly not tearing up all these relationships that we have, it would do in as double damage to the economy. —— in estimable. let‘s go over to sarah for the weather forecast. we have got more of that hot sunshine over the next few days.
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it's sunshine over the next few days. it‘s not hot and sunny everywhere. we have got cloud across parts of scotla nd we have got cloud across parts of scotland and northern ireland. in stornoway, temperatures have been at 15 celsius. in london we have seen highs of 32 celsius. particularly across england and wales we keep the clear skies. just the odd chance of an isolated shower across parts of eastern or north—eastern england. the overnight temperatures for the northern half of the uk, a little bit cooler than recent nights. 11 to 18 celsius, but further south, 20 or 21 celsius overnight. so it is going to feel really sticky and uncomfortable for sleeping again in the south. so we have got this weak front shifting south through the day tomorrow. for some of us that means it won‘t be as hot as today. towards the south and south—west, 30 celsius, perhaps 31 celsius or so. further north, cooler, just 17 celsius in newcastle with the breeze coming in from the north sea. that‘s how it‘s looking. very hot sunshine
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for many of us over the next few days. hello. this is bbc news with reeta chakra barti. the headlines at 4.32pm: one person has died and ten others have been injured after a van ploughed into worshippers near a mosque in london‘s finsbury park. police say they‘re treating the incident as a terrorist attack. a 48—year—old man has been arrested after he was dragged from the van and held down by people at the scene. it‘s been confirmed he wasn‘t known to the security services. we managed to surround him and protect him from any harm. we stopped all forms of attack and abuse towards him that were coming from every angle. it‘s the fourth terror incident to happen in the uk in recent months. the prime minister says it was a sickening attack that targeted innocent people. there is no place for this hatred in
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our country today. we need to work together as one society, as one country, to drive out this evil that is affecting so many families. a minute‘s silence has been held across the country for the victims of the grenfell tower inferno as police confirm 79 people are now presumed to have died in the disaster. brexit negotiations have formally begun in brussels, almost a year after britain voted to leave the european union. a car has exploded after it crashed into a police van on paris‘ champs—elysees. there are reports that the driver was armed. it's it‘s time to get an update on the sport. thank you very much. there are just two weeks to go to wimbledon and
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the grass season is in full swing here in britain with tournaments around the country, but the preparations haven t gone well at queen‘s for nick kyrgios. the australian was playing the american donald young when this happened. he slipped badly and was down for several minutes getting treatment. kyrgios went on to lose the first set on a tiebreak and decided to retire injured in order to recover in time for wimbledon. frenchmanjo wilfried tsonga has already booked his place in the second round with a straight sets win over countryman adrian mannarino. the bulgarian grigor dimitrov swept past ryan harrison of the usa in less than an hour. the number six seed won it 6—3, 6—1. at the moment britain‘s kyle edmund is facing canadian qualifier denis shapovalov and you can watch that live over on bbc two. this is a rematch of the davis cup tie. edmund is 3—2 up in the first set.
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that‘s live on bbc two. there is a little over two weeks after the champions league final, the draw for the qualifying rounds of next season‘s competition has been made. celtic could face northern irish champions linfield in the second qualifying round. linfield will have to get past la fiorita from san marino in their opening round for that to happen. welsh champions the new saints will face europa from gibraltar. the draw for the first qualifying round of the europa league has also been made. rangers will make their return to european football against luxembourg outfit progres niederkorn. stjohnstone will play lithuanian side fk trakai. england under—21s are playing slovakia at 5pm in the european championship, and they have made one change from the nil—nil draw against sweden in their opening match. the only change — john swift replacing jacob murphy in defence.
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the draw means that england realistically need to win this afternoon in order to progress in the tournament. you can follow the live action on the bbc sport website and app. in hockey‘s world league, scotland‘s men were beaten by pakistan this afternoon. scotland took the lead in the match. wei adams with the strike. that was as good as it got. it ended 3—1, and they are bottom of pool b. but scotland could still qualify for the quarter finals if they beat canada in their next game. the american brooks koepka says it‘s "truly special" to join the likes of arnold palmer, jack nicklaus and tiger woods as a us open winner. brooks equalled the tournament‘s lowest winning score of 16 on his way to the title. he finished four shots clear to claim his first major at erin hills. england‘s tommy fleetwood finished in fourth place. i‘ve never contended for a major before so when you get to saturday and sunday you have got to see how you react and feel. i felt yesterday i played great. today my game wasn‘t
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quite there, but still i got it round in level par. i had to scrap a little bit for it, but it was a bit tough today. i felt fine. little bit for it, but it was a bit tough today. ifelt fine. ifelt co mforta ble. tough today. ifelt fine. ifelt comfortable. i enjoyed playing late on saturday and sunday. a bbc sport study has found that the gender prize money gap in sport is closing. 83% of sports now reward men and women equally, according to the study commissioned for women‘s sport week. although there are still big disparities, cricket is one of the sports to see prize money increased substantially. these things don‘t happen overnight. sports are all on their own individual journeys. sports are all on their own individualjourneys. tennis is in a great place and as a team sport, we‘re at an exciting point too. so the next few years we will look at what that strategic plan looks like to ensure that the game can deliver equal prize money for men‘s and women‘s global events in 15 years‘ time. catala ns dragons have appointed the former england boss steve mcnamara
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as their new head coach. he has agreed a two—and—a—half year deal to take charge from this week, and replaces the sacked laurent frayssinous. mcnamara has been released from his role as assistant coach with new zealand warriors to take up the post. that‘s all sport for now. i‘ll have more in the next hour. french police say they have been dealing with an incident on the champs—elysees. the road is hugely popular with tourists. local media reports say that a car crashed into a police van and burst into flames. officers reportedly smashed the windows and pulled the driver out. no one else appears to have been hurt. we can go over to ho schofield who is in paris for us. hugh, what more can you tell us about what happened? well, i can say that this was, it is being treated as a terrorist incident and one that could have gone badly wrong for the public and
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police, but which does not seem to have led any injuries. the only victim is the man who, i think, we can callan victim is the man who, i think, we can call an attacker himself because the interior minister, who hasjust been at the scene has said that he is dead. there have been pictures circulating on social media of a man‘s body being searched by police. the police actually undressing him, clearly, police spreading along the ground and making sure he is not carrying an explosive device. this followed an incident in which a white renault overtaking a convoy of blue police vans on the champs elysees, veered into and crashed into, deliberately crashed into the lead vehicle, the lead van and at that point, there was an explosion on board the car and smoke started billowing out of the car and then the police from this convoy came and
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smashed the windows the car to get the man out and at that point they discovered that he was armed and that there was a gas cannist ter in the car as well. at this point i imagine everyone said stand well back and the man was left on the ground. it seems that he must probably have died in the explosion on board his car, but that‘s not been confirmed. they have established that in the car there we re established that in the car there were weapons. handguns and a kalashnikov. so it looks like this man was bent on some kind of operation, whether it was to drive his car into a police vehicle or whether it was to take his vehicle further up the champs elysees and attack individuals on the champs elysees as man did two months ago, we just elysees as man did two months ago, wejust don‘t elysees as man did two months ago, we just don‘t know, but the last thing to report is according to french media he has been identified and he is what they call here, he is ona and he is what they call here, he is on a watch list. a very broad list, not a watch list that meant he was being followed or traced or tracked,
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but one of the broad watch lists that can cover up to 76,000, 8,000 people who are on a list that means if they come to the attention of the police, police have to notify the secret services. is it apparent yet hugh whether the police knew that this was about to happen? or were able in the event to avert a bigger disaster? no. i don't think that‘s what happened at all. well, the picture i have is of someone who came looking for a target. he had gas cannist terse on his carment one option was to drive it into police and around that part of the champs elysees there are a lot of police. if people know it, it is near the grande palace exhibition centre. there was near the elysee palace, of course, if he came there, he would know there would be police vehicles and police officers around there. that he could, if he wanted, direct his car at. he directed it at
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vehicles which meant, it would seem, meant that his intended targets suffered no damage at all or very little damage and at that point the car exploded the now, whether the car exploded the now, whether the car exploded the now, whether the car exploded because there were some device rigged up to the gas canisters or whether it was the impact that set off the gas canisters, no one knows. there was some explosion because there is pictures on social media of billowing smoke coming out of the vehicle and of police and passers—by trying to get it open. at that point they may have thought it was an accident and the man needed to be rescued. they got him out. at that point, working it out, it looks like they found he was armed and therefore, they realised it‘s a terrorist attack and at no point they pulled back and made the area secure. hugh, many thanks. skew schofield there. we‘ve got some breaking news on our main story today. the terror attack
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near a mosque in finsbury park in north london in which one person died and ten were injured. the man being held by the police has now been further arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation, or instigation of terrorism including murder, and attempted murder. we‘re also learning that searches are being carried out at a residential address in the cardiff area in connection with that attack and that‘s coming from scotland yard. labour leader and mp for islington north, jeremy corbyn has been meeting community leaders following the attack. we need to know all of the circumstances surrounding his motivation and what was behind this particular disgraceful act. but we also have to consider the safety and security of our community. i‘ve had numerous meetings with the police andi numerous meetings with the police and i was talking to police throughout the night and this
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morning and we have had a big meeting as well at the police station in islington which mohamed andi station in islington which mohamed and i were at along with other colleagues. we‘re getting support, to protect our mosques just as much as we protect our synagogues and churches and our temples because an attack on any of us is an attack on all of us, let‘s work from that principle and i want to also to ensure that there is protection for people on the street particularly women on the street, on the buses and on the trains because after the, if you don‘t mind, brother. because after the spike in race hate crime, after the spike in race hate crime, after the spike in race hate crime, after the referendum, last year, what happened was many muslim women we re what happened was many muslim women were abused on the buses and on the trains and women‘s organisations, the muslim women‘s organisation asked me to take a delegation to transport for london which i was happy to do and put some pressure on them to ensure that there was
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reporting, there was recording and there was prosecutions that followed because if you act in a racist way one—to—one, it‘s racism. if you write an article in a newspaper that‘s racist, it is racism. if you speak on television or the radio in a racist way, it is racism. if you send out a racist tweet, a racist post, on facebook, and racist remark on snapchat, it is racism, it is not only illegal, it is immoral, it is wrong and it is destructive of everything we all believe in. so our message to you today is, president best way, in fact the only way of defeating this is the unity of all of our communities. well, muslim communities have been calling for increased action to tackle the growth in islamophobic hate crime especially since the london bridge attack. extra police have been deployed on the streets to reassure communities. our correspondent daniela relph reports. prayers on the streets outside
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finsbury park mosque, just a couple of hours after the attack. a public practice of faith from a community feeling vulnerable. during the morning, the mosque was surrounded by police and others here to reassure. but there is deep frustration and some fear. no one feels safe. we can‘t go to the mosque without looking behind our backs. we have to look behind our backs to practise our religion. we are living in fear. we shouldn‘t have to live like this. many share that sentiment from across all communities that there is a general sense of insecurity. that feeling is hard to shake off. people now have a question about safety in london after all of these attacks. we want to assure them that they are safe. we want to work with the police at the moment.
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every london borough has increased policing today. leave has been cancelled in many areas. they are visible and they are there to help and support at a time when every emergency services under enormous pressure. we are concerned about everybody. londoners have been hit with a series of attacks and have been nothing short of heroic. we will always make sure that everybody is protected. we have a places—of—worship fund which we announced last summer which is there to protect places of worship like mosques. we make sure we will do all we can to reduce these attacks. the incident last night was directed at one community. a mosque and muslim men and women during ramadan. some believe the violence of the attack will now expose the increased targeting of muslims. the rise in hate crime against muslims has been underreported, under understood, and not dealt with in the same way
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as bigotry against other communities. hopefully, this will mean that action will be taken to tackle hate crime and the rise in hate crime against muslims which has been taking place over recent years and has reached a really worrying situation yesterday. as with all shocking attacks of this kind, the community response is a mix of anger and upset, alongside unity and defiance. what everyone now wants is reassurance and a feeling of safety during these are very difficult times. in a moment a look at how the financial markets in europe closed the day, but first the headlines on bbc news: theresa may has visited finsbury park mosque in north london where a van was driven into worshippers last night, in what police are describing as a terror attack. a minute‘s silence has been held for the victims of the grenfell tower
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disaster in west london. police now say 79 people died or are missing and presumed dead. the brexit negotiations have formally begun in brussels between brexit secretary, david davis and michel barnier, representing the eu. hello. i‘mjamie i‘m jamie robertson. now a look at how the markets in europe have ended the trading session. the london stockmarket has had a strong start to the week, untouched by the start of brexit negotiations and far more interested in the supermarket sector. sainsbury‘s was the biggest gainer on reports that it is in talks to buy convenience store chain nisa. and ocado jumped 8.6% on talk that it could also become a bid target. remember last week in the us amazon said it was buying whole foods? other news, there is to be a new face on the monetary policy
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committee at the bank of england. professor silvana tenreyro. now, this may sound like a somewhat arcane piece of information but there is a split in the committee as to whether interest rates should go up and he could help push that split one way or the other. and on house prices. we‘ve had hints that the housing market is faltering. well, rightmove, the property website says prices have actually started falling month on month. the first fall in june since 2009 and the first monthly fall this year. brexit is as ever in the background, and the markets concern is really over what happens in the coming weeks to see if there can be some agreement on eu and uk citizens‘ rights, the irish border and how much the uk is going to have to pay in its so—called financial settlement. michael hewson chief market analyst at cmc markets uk. we all know that old cliche about
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markets hating uncertainty. i must say we have an enormous amount of uncertainty around at the moment, but the market seemed happy. what would it take to rattle them in these negotiations? that's a very good question. i think markets have got used to a certain amount of sun certainty over the course of the past five or six years if it hasn‘t been concerns over mr trump or politics. it has been something, but i think politics. it has been something, but ithinka politics. it has been something, but i think a significant falling out between the two parties, the two protagonists, michel barnier or david davis would, i think, set the cat amongst the pigeons with respect to where the markets are concerned, but ultimately, i think there, is really all about sequencing. touched upon it in your introduction. it is all about the rights of eu and uk citizens on both sides of the channel, a financial settlement, and the irish border. what i think was notable from the initial commentary out of brussels is there was no
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mention of the financial settlement and ultimately most of the focus in the medium—term is likely to be on the medium—term is likely to be on the irish border and also on eu citizens rights here in the uk and uk citizens rights in the eu. 0k, let‘s go on to the bank of england. this new member of the monetary policy committee. what are we expecting? it is all to do with a hawk or a... i think if you look back on a historical basis, most new members of the monetary policy monetary policy committee general intend to adopt a waiting brief. i would general intend to adopt a waiting brief. iwould be general intend to adopt a waiting brief. i would be very surprised if she decided to vote for a rise in interest rates. think once she gets herfeet under the interest rates. think once she gets her feet under the table she will go with the majority and her experience on the central bank of mauritius would appear to suggest if you can
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use that as a guide, is that she will probably err on the dovish side which means she would vote to keep rates on hold. it would be a relief to mortgage holders. if we have got house prices beginning to turn, any rise in interest rates could be really punishing for people?m could. i think we‘re still some way of of that and i think the reason we saw a decline in thejune house prices was we touched upon it. we have had a lot of political instability over the course of the past month or so and obviously average earnings are lagging behind inflation, but what this survey did show was a significant regional variation in house prices around the country. what dralgd the house price index lower was a flat—lining in london and the south east. if you look at a borough like kensington for example, in 199 look at a borough like kensington for example, in199 #, look at a borough like kensington for example, in 199 #, affordability of house prices was 11 times earnings. it is now 38 times
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earnings. it is now 38 times earnings and the london area affordability is between ten and 20 times earnings. i think a period of flat house price growth will be more than welcome to allow earnings to catch wup affordability. michael, thank you very much indeed for that. there is a round—up of all the other top business stories on our website — portugal has declared three days of mourning, as hundreds of firefighters are still tackling a forest fire which has killed more than sixty people. the blaze took hold in a densely forested region in the pedro gow grandee area in central portugal. emergency services are being hampered by strong winds and daytime temperatures of about 40 degrees celsius. caroline hawley reports. throughout the night the fire continued devouring the forests, spreading its horror. a desperate fight to put out the flames now involves more than 1,000 firefighters.
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the fire is thought to have begun on saturday after a lightning strike in europe‘s heatwave. eyewitnesses couldn‘t believe how quickly it spread. one survivor said it felt like the end of the world. translation: the flames came from down there, and then over there. smoke came from that way and this was like hell, like hell. the scale of the disaster has shaken portugal. many of the dead were trapped in their cars as they tried to escape and the emergency services have found more bodies next to the road, killed, it is presumed, while trying to run from vehicles that had caught fire. translation: our pain at this moment has no bounds. death under these circumstances is always a tragedy. this is a tragedy never seen before in portugal‘s democracy. the authorities say the emergency services moved as fast as they could but the fire had burned through phone
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lines and communication towers in remote areas, making it hard to raise the alarm. local people have been doing what they can themselves to save their homes and livelihoods. translation: we should let this all go up in flames, is that it? well no, we will try to put it out. it has emerged that 12 people survived the raging flames, hiding for hours in a water tank. among those killed in the deadliest fire in portugal‘s modern history, several children. the death toll expected to rise. time for a look at the weather. we have got some strong sunshine out there. very hot temperatures across many parts of the country. not everywhere, it is a little bit cooler across north western parts of northern ireland and scotland too. here is the scene taken by one of our weather watchers in cornwall
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just an hour or so ago. we have got blue skies, sunshine, summery conditions. here are the temperatures we have seen this afternoon. 32 celsius in lob. it is fresher further north and west. 14 celsius in stornoway. as we move through into the evening hours, it is muggy, hot and humid. fresher further north. just an isolated shower or two forming across parts of eastern england, lincolnshire and east anglia, but most of us will avoid the showers. if we take a look at this evening, this is 7pm if you‘re heading out after work, temperatures 30 celsius in london. cooler around the coasts, but still 29 celsius in cardiff on into the evening hours. lots of evening sunshine to be enjoyed across northern england too. patchy cloud and isolated showers in the south east of scotland fading away. so for much of scotland and northern ireland too, it is a dry, bright and warm end to the day. overnight tonight, it is going to be another sticky, humid night across the southern half the england and wales too. further north, fresher air
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moving in here. so i think by the time we get to the early hours of tuesday morning, we are looking at temperatures no lower than 20 or 21 celsius across parts of the south—east of england, southern wales as well. further north, 11 celsius the overnight low in glasgow. through the day tomorrow, this weak cold front begins to shift further south. it won‘t be as hot as today across northern england and scotla nd today across northern england and scotland and northern ireland, but further south and south—west, we are likely to see 30 or 31 celsius. if we look at newcastle, it will be cooler than today, certainly by quite a bit and it is looking at 17 celsius. on to wednesday, we are likely to have the heat and humidity around, but that can fuel thunderstorms moving across northern ireland and scotland, with outbreaks of heavy, thundery showery rain. it should stay dry further south across the country and again, we are likely to see the temperatures topping 30 celsius. it stays hot particularly in the south as we head through the day on thursday, but you will notice a change further north with trerber
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weather moving through. and then eventually towards the end of the week and into friday and the weekend that fresher weather will move south, introducing cloudier conditions with outbreaks of rain. before we get there, over the next few days many of us staying dry and hot with some very strong sunshine. this is bbc news. i‘m ben brown in north london where an attack on muslim worshippers last night left one man dead and ten people injured. a hired van crashed into a group of people near to finsbury park mosque. police have called it a terrorist attack. witnesses describe the moment the suspect was apprehended. when he was on the ground i asked him, why did you do that, why? innocent people. and he goes, "i wanna kill muslims." we managed to surround him and prevent him from any harm.
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we stopped all forms of attack and abuse towards him coming from every angle. theresa may visits the scene of the fourth terror attack in britain in the past three months insisting it won‘t drive


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