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this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at apm. tens of thousands of passengers face three weeks of disruption from today, as a major engineering project begins at the country's busiest railway station — waterloo in london. the trains are delayed. it's a mess. an absolute mess, yes. it's crazy. it's not supposed to affect saturday, yet within one day... it's just a nightmare. the british hacker who helped stop a cyber—attack on the nhs is spending the weekend in a us prison, after being accused of creating software that steals customers' bank details. the irish prime minister, leo varadkar, says it's "only a matter of time" before same—sex marriage is introduced in northern ireland. it's a decision for the northern ireland assembly but i'm confident they will make that decision in due course. on day two of the world
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athletics championships, britain's katarina johnson—thompson sees her hopes of heptathlon gold fade, as she takes a knock in the highjump. after mo farah retained his 10,000 metre title in his last world championships, will usain bolt emulate him tonight by winning the 100 metres before bowing out? and ireland's growing fears around the brexit negotiations will be among the topics discussed on dateline london at liz30pm with jane hill. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. millions of rail passengers are facing three weeks of disruption, as work to update the uk's busiest railway station gets under way today. the revamp of london's waterloo station is costing £800 million.
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ten of the station's i9 platforms are being closed, which means a significantly reduced service while it is carried out. this phase of the upgrade is due to be finished by the 28th of august. let's talk to our reporter at waterloo station, simonjones. hello, those barriers, how long are they being shut for? this work is going to last for more than three weeks. this is already the busiest station in the country. the plan as it will get busier, with 30% more capacity. they have already started the work behind me. this is one of the work behind me. this is one of the platforms they are going to lengthen, so they can take longer trains in future, and that means more passengers. work started there.
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we are told it will last 2a seven. we are told it will last 2a seven. we have a strange sight of ten platforms taken out of service. no passengers on these on a saturday, rather unusual. we've only seen the sight of workmen on those platforms. some people arriving at the station have heard about this. it's been publicised for the past year. 0thers haven't, but dave been greeted by signs telling people that platforms are closed. we've got people here offering advice to passengers who are turning up. some of them having heard about this, some of them in the dark about this. some passengers we spoke to earlier today were not particularly impressed with how it's gone so far. it's not great, considering you gave your tickets, you would expect to get the service. green bobbin trying to get to guildford and i don't know when that's going to happen because the trains that are running delayed. it's a mess. it's crazy, it's not
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supposed to affect saturday is yet within one day... it's just a nightmare. it's been well publicised. there are problems. it's unfortunate it is coinciding with the world athletics, i hope it won't affect people getting to the championships. network rail is being candid, they are saying particularly at peak hours during the week you may have to queuejust to get during the week you may have to queue just to get into the station. if you get onto a train they are likely to be far busier than normal. that is the warning. that let has led to some passenger groups to say there should be compensation for people who are going to have to face three weeks of misery. but the rail company here that operates out of here is saying actually that's not going to happen, it's going to be a normal situation. you will only qualify for compensation if your train is delayed for a significant time, not because the timetable has been changed. south west trains say people have been warned this was
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going to happen. compensation will be available throughout august. we have been talking to passengers more about 12 months now as well trying to raise awareness of the works and get people to understand the impact on yourjourneys. for some people that means not travelling or working from home. if passengers are disrupted during august, there is compensation procedures in place and they are on our website. for some passengers, they are saying it's all very well for the rail company does they take a holiday over the next three weeks all work from home, but for many that's not a feasible option. some of the staff at waterloo coming and going behind you. what sort of clap, they are key on monday particularly for the afternoon commuter, what sort of pratt have they put in place? -- what sort of preparation. we are told 1000 extra staff are being
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brought in to ease the situation at the station. you can see there are staff members who are offering advice to people about the best way to get around. in many ways this could be the calm before the storm, because it's saturday, it's not as busiest during the week. we are told in august there are around 10—20% fewer passengers using the railway network as people go on holiday. it's going to be monday that is the real test. firstly in the rush hour and there is particular concern about how it's going to pan out in the evening. people are being advised to try and stagger their journeys, perhaps keep away from the peak hours, but if you need to begin work at a particular time that might not be possible for some people. so closely monitoring how this is going to pan out because there is potential for this to cause a lot of problems for a lot of people. simon jones at waterloo, thank you. a british computer expert has appeared before a judge in las vegas, charged with creating software to steal bank details. prosecutors said 23—year—old marcus hutchins had admitted
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writing the malware code — but his lawyer said his client denied all the charges against him. james cook reports from las vegas. marcus hutchins appeared before a us federaljudge in a las vegas courtroom. the prosecution said he'd admitted writing computer code designed to steal banking details and also claimed there was evidence that he'd discussed how to split the profits with an accomplice. but his lawyer says he denies all the charges against him. how's he doing? he's holding up. he's in good spirits. the family, i think, support and the friends' support and his co—workers and the community have been tremendously supportive for him. indeed, many fellow cyber security experts regard marcus hutchins as a hero for stopping an attack which caused chaos for the nhs and spread to 150 countries around the world. mr hutchins had been living it up in las vegas, partying at mansions, driving fast cars and
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shooting at gun ranges. the fbi moved in at the airport as he was about to fly home to the uk. he's due in court in wisconsin on tuesday. until then, thejudge here ordered his release on bail, subject to conditions which include surrendering his passport and gps monitoring. marcus hutchins appeared in court in las vegas right at the end of the working week. his lawyers had just a few minutes to scramble together his bail money, but by the time they had done so, the court had closed, which means he will have to spend the weekend injail. james cook, bbc news, las vegas. the irish prime minister has said it is "only a matter of time" before same—sex marriage is introduced in northern ireland. the taoiseach, leo varadkar — who is gay — made the comments at belfast pride earlier. the dup, which opposes same—sex marriage, effectively vetoed a move to allow gay marriage during the last assembly.
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i think it's only a matter of time. it's the decision for the northern ireland assembly but i'm confident that like other western european countries they will make that decision in due course. my reason for being here really to express solidarity, to express my support and that of my government's, for individual freedom and that of my government's, for individualfreedom and and that of my government's, for individual freedom and equality before the law for all citizens. we would do this in any part of the world but also its striking and a lot of people outside northern ireland wouldn't realise this, this is the largest single march happening in northern ireland this year bar none and the largest march in northern ireland this year is a sober celebration of diversity and difference and doesn't that say something great about northern ireland? greater manchester police are investigating reports of an acid attack in salford. it's thought the victim was attacked in woodland in pendlebury yesterday afternoon. the man — who is in his 20s — has eye and face injuries, but it's not yet known how badly injured he is. detectives investigating a fatal shooting in chelmsford overnight
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have told the bbc it was a targeted incident and they don't believe there's any risk to the wider public. essex police were called to the scene at two o'clock this morning. the victim — a 34—year—old man — was shot in the chest as he stood with another man outside the petrol station on baddow road. police say a car pulled up and one of the occupants opened fire before it drove off. a number of people in the area went to his aid but he died later in hospital. an oxford university employee, who's been on the run on suspicion of murder, has been arrested with his alleged accomplice. andrew warren and professor wyndham lathem, of northwestern university, are accused of stabbing a 26—year—old man to death in chicago last week. both men were detained in oakland in california. the united nations will vote later today on a proposal to toughen economic sanctions against north korea. a resolution drafted by the us, in response to recent missile tests,
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aims to cut north korean exports of coal, iron, lead and seafood. if approved, it could deprive pyongyang of more than a billion pounds a year. 0ur correspondent laura bickerjoins us now from washington. is their confidence that this round of sanctions will do the trick? well, this would be the seventh round of sanctions imposed on kim jong—un's regime and so far it hasn't changed his behaviour, but this round would be significant. that's because it does appear at this moment certainly to have the backing of china. although the sanctions are quite harsh it will impose penalties of around $1 billion a year on pyongyang's regime. it's not as far as the us had hoped to go. this time last week the us ambassador to the un, nikki
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haley, had said she was done talking about north korea, because it was just after north korea had launched that latest missile. here we are after a month of talks getting china and russia on board and they appear to have signed up on what is around a middle road. the us wanted to also ban imports of oil, but that, according to china and russia, would have crippled north korea's regime. so what they've come to is an agreement that will stop the flow of foreign currency towards kim jong—un without crippling and further worsening the humanitarian crisis in north korea. ultimately this comes down to china and russia coming on board. how likely is it that china will come on board? 0n board. how likely is it that china will come on board? on wednesday, president trump signed into law new sanctions against russia. when it comes to china, china so pivotal here. 90% of north korea's traders
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with china. without china on board, turning the screws on pyongyang, the sanctions are more or less worthless. so when it comes to that agreement that is significant. but you've already heard tough language both from the us and others on both china and on russia this week. china is trying to get on board because it doesn't want the us to go too far and push pyongyang over the edge. they do not want a crisis on the doorstep, he destabilised regime. neither does russia. so they want to work with the us but they do not wa nt work with the us but they do not want the us to impose any kind of spin regime in north korea —— impose any kind of its own regime in north korea. you heard rex tillerson saying they don't want regime change in north korea. the aim is to get pyongyang to talks. but to get kim jong—un to talk they also need kim jong—un to talk they also need kim jong—un to talk they also need kim jong—un to stop his nuclear weapons
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programme, so that's why this pressure is being applied. laura bicker, thank you. scientists have warned that extreme weather could kill 150,000 people in europe each year by the end of this century. their findings come as parts of the continent are in the grip of a recording breaking heat wave. temperatures have soared into the high 40s in parts of italy, spain and the balkans. some regions are contending with drought and forest fires. from sicily, gavin lee sent this report. sicily, 41 celsius in the shade. uncomfortable even for the locals. this extreme heat is 10 degrees higher than is usually recorded in summer in the warmest parts of southern europe. it's the fifth consecutive day that sicily is experiencing temperatures of more than a0 celsius and people are generally heeding the government
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advice, which is to stay indoors in the afternoon because of the danger posed by the extreme heat. the picture is reflected in sardinia and on italian mainland, rome and florence are stifling in the a0s and are dealing with the most severe drought in 60 years. dozens of wildfires have broken out across the country. hungary, spain and the balkans are also sweltering in the heat wave, nicknamed lucifer. in romania one person has died, 80 are in hospital with dehydration. for tourists in sicily is about keeping cool and carrying on. we are keeping our wits about us in terms of any alerts that we need to be aware of. local people here are very friendly, especially with the kids. with many keeping indoors there's not much daytime trade for businesses, cafes and restaurants, relying on tourist season. it's quiet, buti and restaurants, relying on tourist season. it's quiet, but i tell you from eight, nine, 10pm, the people come out, so take a drink, eat at
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the restaurant and stay out everything. for those hoping for a breakfrom everything. for those hoping for a break from europe's everything. for those hoping for a breakfrom europe's heatwave, temperatures are expected to return to some normality late next week. this is something scientists predict we should get used to, suggesting global warming will lead to more others being exposed to extreme weather patterns in the years to come. “— weather patterns in the years to come. —— more others being exposed to extreme weather patterns in the yea rs to extreme weather patterns in the years to come. the headlines on bbc news. train companies have warned of significant delays at waterloo station in london for the next three weeks. ten of the station's 19 platforms are closed for construction work. the mother of a british hacker has said it's "hugely unlikely" her son sold software used to steal bank details. marcus hutchins — who helped stop a global cyber attack that crippled the nhs — is being prosecuted in the us. the irish prime minister has said it's "only a matter of time" before same—sex marriage is introduced in northern ireland. currently it's the only part of the uk where it's not allowed. in sport, there's little to separate
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england's and south africa in the final match of their test series at 0ld final match of their test series at old trafford. despite losing three wickets, the tourists are eating into england's first—innings total of 362. leigh griffiths scores the 200thth globe moffatts club career as celtic begin the defence of their title with a a—1win over hearts. and world athletics championships in london it's been a disappointing day for britain's katarina johnson—thompson, she is in fifth place after two events of the heptathlon. i'll be back with us full sports bulletin at 5:30pm. sir mo farah has been celebrating his victory in last night's 10,000 metres at the world championships — describing it as a "beautiful night", as well as one of the toughest races of his career. the 3a—year—old, who's due to retire from the track
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at the end of the season, suffered a leg injury after almost falling during the race — but says he's determined to defend his 5000 metres world title on wednesday. here's our sports correspondent andy swiss. his report contains some flash photography. the morning after the unforgettable night before. the fans flocked, knowing they two of these championships has the toughest act to follow. —— knowing that they two. the sight of mo farah on top of podium has become a gloriously familiar one but even by his heady standards last night was something special. commentator: can he help them off? his rivals threw everything at him, twice he was tripped on the final lap. with an entire stadium roaring him home the result was breathtakingly
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brilliant. it's not over yet! mo farah is going to win it! oh he's going to take another world title. he's a one—man world superpower. it is gold for mo farah. an incredible sixth world title and a lap of honour with his wife and children. this morning he said that had made it particularly emotional. for me i just wanted to go and celebrate with them because i guess once the track is finished this visit, they are not going to come to another really. it's really good to enjoy time with my family it's really good to enjoy time with myfamily and it's really good to enjoy time with my family and walk around the track, the loving it, the twins were loving it. it was beautiful, i enjoyed it. it's about believing in yourself. if you believe enough in something you can do it. was britain's greatest female athletes believes last night was mo fa rah‘s female athletes believes last night was mo farah's crowning achievement. it makes it special and unique that his first double victory came in this stadium in 2012 tom and how
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much he's grown and that are of invincibility over the two distances has grown a championships and to culminate here. i think is going to be walking away thinking, am i doing the right thing walking away from the right thing walking away from the track? this evening is all about another start taking his final bow. usain bolt describes is 100 metres heat last night as very bad, but he still won it. here he comes and there he goes... the shake of the head said it all, bolt will need better tonight, but the ultimate showman will be hoping to sign off in style. joining me now from the london stadium is our sports presenter, 0lly foster. great to see you there, what went wrong for katarina johnson—thompson? katarina johnson—thompson, yes, she's the next british hope in the heptathlon. the morning session is over. they are getting ready for the
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evening session. more on that in a moment. what we have to look forward to later on the second day of east champion chips. everybody was looking forward to seeing kjt, as she's known for short. it started pretty well in the hurdles but the second event of the seven, it should be, it is, one of her strongest events. the high jump. be, it is, one of her strongest events. the highjump. her personal best in it is 1.98 four stop that would have won 0lympic best in it is 1.98 four stop that would have won olympic gold by itself in the highjump would have won olympic gold by itself in the high jump last year. she crashed out there, 1.86. she only posted 1.8 zero. she passed on 1.8 three. she will regret that. you can see the reaction, she looked tearful. applause for the crowd, not for herself, i'm sure. that saw her not plummet down the rankings, because she is still in sixth —— fifth place, but she's a long way behind the top two. they had a great
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duel in the highjump, 1.95 behind the top two. they had a great duel in the highjump,1.95 each, they posted. a massive disappointment for katarina johnson—thompson because her events coming up, shot put this evening, that's one of her weaker ones. she has the javelin tomorrow, she's not very good at the throwing events. the last two strongest events are the long jump and the 200 metres, which is also tonight. a very disappointing morning for her. the hammer, great excitement there. sophie hitchon, a bronze medallist, at the rio 0lympics last year, just needed one throwing the qualification. 73 metres she threw the hammer to make it through to monday's final. that's just a metre or so down on her personal best that she is that last year. sophie hitchon a former ballerina, a fantastic effort in the hammer. for her to get through to monday's final. and also we had a few heats. we have the 800 metre heats, three british men going through, the a00
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metre heats, is two british men going through, the 100 metres women's first—round heats, three british women going through in that, very slim medal chances of any get into the finals. they will be very happy with that. elaine thompson was the big superstar that we saw this morning, the jamaican who did the double in rio and is going in the 100 metres. she looked supremely confident. let's turn to another jamaican. the main events taking place this evening... which one? which one are you talking about! usain bolt, they have been up to all sorts on the track behind me marking the event, his last individual globalfinal. if he the event, his last individual global final. if he gets through to the final. he's got the semifinal. we have three semifinals, we are used two but the top two in each semifinal will get through to the final and the top fastest losers. it's the last heat we are looking forward to, the last of the semifinals. usain bolt and cj uj
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will be there as well, the british sprinter. yohan blake, another jamaican, a former world champion, is in the second heat. justin gatlin a lwa ys is in the second heat. justin gatlin always gets booed after the doping bans, he's in the first date. james dasaolu and rhys press, the other british runners. —— rhys prescott. usain bolt hasn't looked very good at all. he complained the blocks we re at all. he complained the blocks were flimsy and wobbled when he pushed out, but he made up time and finished first in his heat but it was pretty tardy, not particularly quick. no times were really in the heats. he didn't really lay down a marker at all. a man to watch out for is christian coleman, the american will stop great things are expected of him. he's in bolt‘s semifinal. it will be fascinating to watch. another exciting evening on athletics. thank you. theresa may's former chief of staff, nick timothy, has been speaking to the daily telegraph to explain where he thinks the general election campaign went wrong
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for the conservatives. he says that when she became prime minister, theresa may understood that the country wanted fundamental change, but he says "it was a reassurance and continuity campaign rather than a change campaign... i think that was wrong". after the election chancellor philip hammond has criticised the campaign, saying the conservatives should have focused more on their economic record. mr timothy seems to accept this, saying, "it probably is true that there should have been more on the economy during the campaign." however, although he accepts some criticism of the campaign he helped run, he warns the tories not to go to their comfort zone, saying, "if the party retreats to a much more orthodox conservative proposition we do risk the election of a dangerous leftwing alternative." earlier i spoke to out political correspondent leila nathoo and asked her what we learned
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from the interview. given nick timothy has been at the heart of government, some would say heart of government, some would say he had an iron grip across government, he and fiona hill, his joint chief of staff and theresa may, were theresa may's closest advisers. you would expect him to have a huge insight into how she works and how the campaign was run. but i don't think we had really any great revelations from this interview. and no real apology, or any hint of contrition, about what went wrong. there were a few reflections, having continuity message rather than a promise of change. with hindsight he says he perhaps wouldn't have made it such a presidential campaign, focused almost exclusively on theresa may rather than the party. he also says they underestimated jeremy corbyn and, as you say, should have focused perhaps more on the economy. but i
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think of reflections, some regrets but still quite a bit defence of some key areas, for example the policy on social care that seemed to really change things in the election campaign, because theresa may presented that policy and it didn't go down well on the doorstep. but he sticks to his guns on that, says he advises theresa may to continue with social care reform in that way. we got a few revelations on that he is still very loyal to theresa may. he continues to say that she is the best person to lead the country through brexit. and that she's done a very good job of stabilising the country since the election. but i don't think, if we were hoping for any great revelations about the inner workings of downing street, we certainly didn't get them in this interview. is there any damage done to theresa may, or would she have been happy with how the interview read? i think she would be. nick timothy has been one of her most loyal lieutenants for some time. he worked with her in the home office
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before she became prime minister. he was her right hand man. he does interestingly say he rejects the notion that he was the brain somehow behind her. he thinks that's a rather sexistjudgment behind her. he thinks that's a rather sexist judgment for people to say that and he says theresa may has plenty of ideas of her reign. but he's going to be writing a regular column in the telegraph, and in a sunday newspaper as well, so perhaps this is just sunday newspaper as well, so perhaps this isjust a sunday newspaper as well, so perhaps this is just a starting point and maybe down the line we might get other bits of information —— in the bits of information —— andersson newspaper. some places have had sunshine, some thunder and lightning. most bases will turn dry this evening with clear skies and light winds, a few showers affecting western coastal parts. chilly compared to recent nights. 0ut parts. chilly compared to recent nights. out of town, low signal figures across the north of the
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country. it's going to be quite a chilly start to sunday, but dry, bright, plenty of sunshine. an area of low pressure will bring wet and windy area of whether to northern ireland, then scotland, northern and western wales and western england into the afternoon. the skies brightened up in northern ireland and it stays dry ahead of it, variable amounts of cloud and the odd shower. a high of 21—22. the low pressure will be winners until the start of next week bringing further rain and more showers. some sunshine too. it looks like things will settle down onwards. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines at a.30pm. train companies have warned of significant delays at waterloo station in london. ten of the 19 platforms will be closed for construction work for more than three weeks from today. the mother of a british hacker has said it's "hugely unlikely" her son sold software used to steal bank details. marcus hutchins, who helped stop a global cyber attack
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that crippled the nhs, is being prosecuted in the us. the irish prime minister, leo varadkar, says it's "only a matter of time" before same—sex marriage is introduced in northern ireland. now on bbc news, it's time for dateline london. hello and welcome to dateline london. i'm jane hail. hello and welcome to dateline london. i'mjane hail. this week, we're discussing ireland's growing fears about the brexit‘s negotiations.

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