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we are not here to quantify that sort of allegation, but if there are worries that have been undue interference into hong kong affairs, which should come under a high degree of autonomy, then the chief executive has to reflect those sentiments and speak up on behalf of the people. yes. so would it be fair to imagine that you might have a conversation with president xi which goes — please, make sure that no security services from the mainland operate undercover on hong kong soil? will you be having that conversation? i will be very honoured to have a conversation with president xi on occasions, hopefully on the istjuly. carrie lam, thank you so much forjoining us. pleasure. are watching newsday. it is yoga day around the world. we will look at how it has become a
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global industry. there was a bomb in the city centre. a code word known to be one used by the ira was given. army bomb experts were examining a suspect van when there was a huge explosion. the south african parliament has destroyed the foundation of apartheid by abolishing the population registration act, which for a0 years forcibly classified each citizen according to race. germany's parliament, the bundestag, has voted by a narrow majority to move the seat of government from bonn to berlin. berliners celebrated into the night but the decision was greeted with shock in bonn. just a day old and the royal baby is tonight sleeping in his cot at home. early this evening, the new prince was taken by his mother and father to their apartments in kensington palace. the real focus of attention today was valentina tereshkova, the world's first woman cosmonaut. what do you think of the russian woman in space? i think it's a wonderful achievement and i think we might be able to persuade the wife it would be a good idea
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if i could to get her to go up there for a little while. welcome back. this is newsday. i'm rico hizon. i'm babita sharma, in london. our top stories: rico hizon. i'm babita sharma, in london. ourtop stories: in rico hizon. i'm babita sharma, in london. our top stories: in belgium there has been an attempted terrorist attack in the central station of brussels. nobody but the attacker was hurt. officials say they don't know whether the man is still alive. hong kong has said she will not be able to guarantee freedom of speech in the territory —— hong kong's leader. as we have been hearing, a suspected suicide bomber at the central station in brussels and what authorities say is a terror incident. in london police are still
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questioning a man in connection with the attack on muslim worshippers in north london on monday. nine people we re north london on monday. nine people were taken to hospital and one man who fell ill before the attack died at the scene. you have to lift the ban. the chaos caused by the attack on sunday night was captured in these dramatic new pictures. a hired van had ploughed into a group of people marking the holy muslim month of ramadan. nine ended up in hospital and one man died. amongst the crowd were abdullah and his 13—year—old son. today they were recovering at home in their garden. because abdullah has little english, his son spoke for both of them. i saw an angry driver in the van, in a company van. he looked at the muslims. he drove through and hit seven or eight people. one was underneath a van.
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my dad got hit on his shoulder and next to his legs. the doctors say my ankle is broken. the hired van ran over this man's foot and ankle, breaking them both. he was allowed home from hospital today. andy told me he had been trying to help the man who died when he was hit. i fall down. i look and i see the guy bleeding on the head. another guy lying next to me and he'sjust kind of unconscious. so i stood up to try and help those guys. and then when i stand up, i fall down. the other guys came to me and said, you don't have to stand. the guy is going to strike again.
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this was a cold, calculated cruelty to cause chaos and to divide communities. witnesses have told us that the van came down the road at speed, turning into this cul—de—sac and knocking down the worshippers as it came through. it then came to a rest between those two bollards. the bollard that it hit has been moved. when it came to a stop, a young man was trapped underneath the van. he has survived. the suspected driver, darren osborne from cardiff, is being held on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and terrorist offences. when he was grabbed by bystanders at the scene, the local imam intervened, explaining today why he wanted to deliver the suspect safely to the police. had anything happened to him, then extra bloodshed does not deliverjustice to the families. and it provides no answers. and as the horror of sunday night
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sinks in, there are suggestions tonight that the government might be rethinking changes to police funding that would affect the larger forces, like london's metropolitan police. we're stretched and i am talking with the mayor and i'm talking with the government about the resources that we need to get, i believe, in the future. after three months of terror, the government's approach the police funding may be starting to change. daniel sandford, bbc news. it is international inyoga day and over 180 countries are celebrating it and it has been treated with some salutations and now —— downward facing dogs across the world. we have a look at how much today is benefiting businesses. and agent practice given a modern
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twist. this woman isn't your typical y°93 twist. this woman isn't your typical yoga guru. she has built a multi— million—dollar business as a master to the stars. fans include alicia keys and kate hudson. cheech —— she travels the world to teach her form of yoga, which has a following among one in growth market. now the millennials a monetising and we have seen a huge jump just from the kind of past nine months when the millennials are now starting to monetising the digital space. and only scratching the surface. 300 million people are now practising y°93 million people are now practising yoga worldwide. the warrior, the cobra, and the downward facing dogs. whether you practise yoga or not,
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these are all terms that have to become familiar because your gut, a 5000 —year—old indian spiritual practice, has now become big business. —— yoga. and no one knows this better than colin grant, chief executive of pure, who started his business in hong kong 15 years ago. we've got 25 studios and club around asia, so we have pure yoga, pure fitness, pure power. so we have evolved into a more... a 1—stop shop for everybody. in the us alone, $16 billion was spent on yoga classes, gearand billion was spent on yoga classes, gear and accessories. but it is in asia that yoga is growing so fast that it asia that yoga is growing so fast thatitis asia that yoga is growing so fast that it is causing problems where it first originated. 3000 yoga teachers from india have gone to china, so there's a shortage of yoga teachers in india. it is really an ancient
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health tradition which is now becoming the newest trend in fitness. and whether daylight this one, specially dedicated to yoga by the united nations. the number of people spending time on their mats is expected to grow to a billion. one yoga pose at a time. let's just bring your development on a breaking news story from brussels. the afp news agency report that a suspected suicide bomber in brussels central station has died. earlier, we had news that belgian soldiers had shot a man after an explosion at the central station. now we understand the man they shot died at the scene. earlier the police said the scene. earlier the police said the man was wearing what appeared to bea the man was wearing what appeared to be a warm vest and triggered a small explosion. —— bomb vest. he was shot
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at the scene. the individual had been, as police were telling us, neutralised. at that stage it was unclear at whether or not he was dead or alive. now we understand that man has been shot dead at the central station in brussels. this is the scene live, outside the station in brussels. there is a heavy police presence, with armed soldiers at the scene. it is just approaching 12:30am. we will bring you more on this developing story, live from brussels. you've been watching newsday. stay with us. we will have more on worries about american protectionism and how it may be affecting the booming business outsourcing sector in the philippines. stay with us, we will be back with the headlines next.
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been i 55 been talking a lot about the heat wave, but of course not eve ryo ne heat wave, but of course not everyone has seen heat wave, but of course not everyone has seen the extreme there's been a . of are sunshine around. these are the values we saw today. in the north sea coast only 17 degrees. similar across scotland and northern ireland. 31 across with temperatures surging into heat with temperatures surginginto the mid— 30s. then we have thunderstorms. mostly across northern areas. these are the temperatures around 11pm. still in the mid— 20s in the south. hotter across the continent. that's where the heat will be coming from true tomorrow. the weather is very quiet. just the times of the few showers
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and thunderstorms across some of these north—western areas during the night and into tomorrow. to the south of that it stays dry and sunny. this is 8am and temperatures already into the 20s across southern areas. at this time in the morning they really skyrocket. that's when they really skyrocket. that's when the massive temperature rise will occui’. the massive temperature rise will occur. the difference between 8— 10pm will be huge. by 10pm it might be approaching 30 degrees in southern areas. to the north and little fresh. these blobs of blue could be heavy showers dotted around. this is where we have the changeable weather, a threat of rain and thunderstorms across the north. in the south of the heat surges in from the continent. we could have the heat moving up as far north as about yorkshire. this is where the heat will end. temperatures up to 27. 34 in heat will end. temperatures up to 27. 3a in london. if. happens, it is 34, it is 3a, it it is 34, it will it is 3a, it will be the highest
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if it is 3a, it will be the highest temperature in june. —— if it is 3a, it will be the highest temperature injune. —— since 1976 in london. not an all—time record forjune. thunderstorms moving through on thursday morning. fresher aircoming in off through on thursday morning. fresher air coming in off the atlantic in the afternoon, pushing the heat away. still remnants of the heat wave in the south—east. remember, it will take time for our homes to cool off. then the weekend. edinburgh, belfast, partly cloudy skies. 17 degrees. still warm, but nowhere near what we've had. you are watching bbc world news. the top stories: there has been a terrorist attack in russell central station. the man was shot by police and no one else was hurt. the situation is under control according to authorities. officials have confirmed in the last few minutes that the attacker died. the current
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in ohio has been asked not to perform an autopsy on the american student otto warmbier, following a request from his family. the us says north korea is directly responsible for his death. and this story trending on our website, camels stranded on the border with saudi arabia following disputes between the neighbours. more to come. you're watching bbc news. due to technical difficulties we are unable to bring in newsnight but let's returned to developments on brexit negotiations. jobs and economic prosperity is had to be the priorities in talks according to the chancellor and stressed negotiations
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needed to be managed not shut down. people voted to leave the eu, not to make themselves poorer. a year on from the referendum, and cars waiting in sunny southampton for a journey to the continent of europe. exports to the european union like these are a key driver of our economy, an economy the chancellor said will now be at the heart of those complicated brexit negotiations. speaking at the mansion house in central london, philip hammond said without a flexible deal with the eu, the economy could be at risk. when the british people voted last june, they did not vote to become poorer or less secure. in a way that prioritises british jobs and underpins britain's prosperity. alongside mr hammond today, the governor of the bank of england.
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and that there would need to be a transition period after the completion of the brexit process in 2019. a monetary policy committee cannot prevent weaker growth that is likely to accompany the transition to new trading arrangements with the eu. it can support households and businesses, as they adjust to such profound change. two great economic offices of state. here is the bank of england, and about two miles down the road that way, the treasury. and the leaders of those two institutions, i think, came together today to make one big point about brexit. put the economic wealth of britain first, they both said. even if that means some sacrifices on most controversial issues of sovereignty and strict controls on immigration. the city may support that position. but from mr hammond's on colleagues, a reminder of why many voted brexit but there is also a strong worry
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amongst people in britain that people are coming to the united kingdom, using our public services, who may not be contribute into our national wealth. that is the problem of the government will deal with, and we'll deal with that in a reasonable way over a period of time. there were plenty of warnings today from the chancellor higher prices, struggling consumers, the need for a good brexit deal. and even those who see bold opportunities ahead, or glass half empty. clearly that has meant there is higher inflation, and that has had a knock—on effect for real incomes. but on the other hand, there has been a much—needed boost to exports. we really did need that boost because the currency was overvalued. it was a day for stepping back and taking the wider view
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on the economy. an economy for consumers so uncertain, mr carney said there would be no interest rate rises in the near future. sunny today, yes. but there could be more squally weather ahead. kamal ahmed, bbc news. kan emergency bbc news. kan emergency bbc news team with the aftermath of the grenfell tower fire with the aftermath of the grenfell towerfire said all the with the aftermath of the grenfell tower fire said all the survivors have been found temporary accommodation. nearly a week on from the disaster in which at least 79 people died, our correspondent has been talking to some families about their experience. last week grenfell was home. this time last tuesday meals were being eaten, tvs watched, children in bed. now, it's a place where families are lost, where those who survived can't return, and they are still searching for help.
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