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this is bbc news — the headlines at apm: a review into the cost of energy is dismissed as "cold comfort" by consumer groups, who say households are already paying too much. both the us and china have welcomed tougher sanctions against north korea in the wake of its recent ballistic missile testing. the coastguard suspends a major search operation for two men missing in the english channel. one man has died, and another rescued. what we can say for sure is that whatever happened happened incredibly quickly, there was no distress call, nobody raised the alarm until the chap was found this. until the chap was found this morning. the international athletics governing body expresses disappointment, after two—time drugs cheatjustin gatlin won the men's 100 metres at the world
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championships. also: katarina johnson—thompson jumps back into contention for a medal in the heptathlon. she's thrown a season's best in the javelin, over 41 metres. the final event is the 800 metres tonight. and from london 2012 to london 2017 with olympic gold medallist michaeljohnson. that's in half an hour, here on bbc news. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. the government has asked for an independent review of the uk energy market — just days after british gas announced it was putting up its standard electricity price by 12.5%. theresa may pledged to cap energy prices in the conservative manifesto but the policy has been shelved since she lost her majority in the election. now the business secretary, greg clark, says the review will examine how prices can be kept as low as possible —
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while ensuring the uk still meets its climate change targets. here's our business correspondent joe lynam. how much we pay for our energy to run our households and companies always ignites our passions. policies like capping energy prices to support working families... that's why theresa may promised a price cap and an independent probe into the energy sector before the general election. and now this oxford university professor, dieter helm, has only three months to find out where any fat can be trimmed from our energy bills. he says he'll sort all the facts from the myths about pricing and costs. but some consumer groups are sceptical. prices are a very real problem for families across britain, and a very urgent problem. this review is going to deliver benefits in years' time, if it delivers benefits at all. so people are left with the feeling of a government that is kicking the can down the road. there are many stages in the energy value chain,
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but the main ones include buying gas and electricity on wholesale markets. that accounts for 36% of a typical bill. moving it through pipes and cables — or distribution costs — accounts for 29% of a typical bill. but 13% of our bill also includes the subsidies for poorer households, and the cost of developing britain's renewable — or green — energy supplies. the rest is made up of operational costs and vat. tom burke, who used to advise labour and conservative governments on energy policy, says there's not much that can be achieved in a three—month time frame. i think a review this short is essentially headline management. i don't think dieter, heroic though he is, is going to be able to come up with something that isn't already widely discussed inside the energy community where we know that the quickest and cheapest way to drive bills down is to improve the efficiency of our buildings. this investigation will allow the government to show that it's not tone deaf in the face of rising gas
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and electricity prices, especially since only last week, britain's largest provider, british gas, increased its standard electricity prices by 12.5%. joe lynam, bbc news. both the us and china have welcomed tougher sanctions against north korea in the wake of its recent ballistic missile tests. the un security council agreed the sanctions last night. china's foreign minister said he hoped north korea would take a ‘smart decision‘ on testing. earlier he met the american secretary of state, rex tillerson, at a conference of south—east asian countries. yogita limeye‘s report from the south korean capital, seoul, contains flash photography. a picture that masks the tension in this group. at an asean bloc meeting in manila, the us secretary of state rex tillerson was for the first time in the same room with his north korean counterpart. the two countries are in the midst of a fierce confrontation over these missile tests by pyongyang which experts believe could reach the us.
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on saturday, the un security council passed fresh sanctions against north korea. drafted by washington, they are aimed at hitting pyongyang's exports and, therefore, its economy. at this meeting between south korea's foreign minister kang kyung—wha and mr tillerson the two leaders described the sanctions as a good outcome. the measures were even backed by china, north korea's ally and top trade partner. translation: the chinese side urged the north koreans to calmly handle the un security council resolutions and not do anything unbeneficial such as a missile launch or a nuclear test. for north korea the new sanctions could mean a loss of about $1 billion. but experts say it is unlikely to deter the state from conducting more nuclear and missile tests. the north koreans are unlikely
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to negotiate anything until they will have a proven capability to deliver a nuclear strike to the continental united states. once they get such a capability, probably in a few years, they are probably going to talk. here in seoul the president's office has welcomed the un resolution but the response in north korea has been expectedly belligerent. a newspaper run by the country's ruling party said the us would be catapulted into a sea of fire if it did not change its hostile policy towards pyongyang. in manila the us secretary of state commemorated those who died in world war ii, and with his meetings there he hopes to contain the threat from north korea. it is making america nervous, but there seems to be no immediate solution. yogita limaye, bbc news, seoul. a man has died and another has been found clinging to a buoy after a boat sank in the english
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channel early this morning. the coast guard has suspended a search for two other men who are still missing. the vessel went down near shoreham in west sussex. 0ur correspondent simonjones has been following developments there. a short time ago we saw the lifeboat return to the lifeboat station at shoreham as that search has been suspended. what we know is it was around 6am this morning just after dawn that a passing fishing boat spotted a man in the water, apparently clinging to a buoy, that man was 45 years old, from london but we are told originally romania was his home country. he was brought back to the shore and he was able to tell the emergency services that three of his colleagues were missing, that the boat he was on had gone down. we are unclear why it sank but that will be part of the investigation. a huge search was launched
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involving a lifeboat from here and another from just along the coast and also a couple of coast guard helicopters. at 8:15am in the morning the body of one of the three missing men was discovered and brought back to shore. ever since then the searches have been ongoing for two more men and there has been no trace of them and that is why the search has, for the moment, been suspended. in what look to be very calm conditions behind you, simon. it is pretty breezy down here but we were told overnight that conditions were not particularly difficult out at sea, which makes it a bit of a mystery why exactly this boat that the four men were on, believed to be a fishing boat, went down. the coast guard said it went down very quickly, they believe in a matter of around 20 seconds because it didn't give the people on board enough time to try and summon the emergency services, to make an emergency call, perhaps to light a flare to alert people to what was happening. the man found in
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the water didn't have any life jacket on him and that suggests this all happened very, very quickly. that will be part of the investigation, because it is obviously strange for a boat to go down so quickly like this. there had initially been talk that perhaps it was involved with a collision with another boat but i understand the coast guard not totally discounting that theory but they think that is unlikely. the vessel that has sunk has gone down of its own accord. simonjones in west sussex. schools must stop trying "to wrap children in cotton wool" because it leaves them ill—prepared for the challenges of later life. that's the view of the chief inspector of schools, amanda spielman, who says over—the—top health and safety rules stop children developing resilience. she wants new guidance for schools in england. andy moore reports. it's clear the chief inspector of schools is no fan of children in high—vis jackets. she says they look like troops of mini construction workers minus the hard hats.
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pupils, she claims, are being shortchanged by teachers trying to insulate them from every bump, germ, or bruise. take conkers for example. she says every minute spent trying to ban it takes away from the multitude of real dangers children face. she says this is her message. she wants children to be allowed to take full advantage of the freedom of childhood to explore the world around them. and so, to that end, the 1,800 school inspectors in england will be taking part in sessions next month called "when is safe, what really matters?" the aim is to get away from the tickbox culture of the past. there is also a warning today that children are spending too much of their free time on line. it comes from the children's
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commissioner in england saying youngsters are bingeing on social media in the same way they like to tuck into junk food. she is urging parents to regulate internet usage just like they would stop them eating cheeseburgers and chips for every meal. andy moore, bbc news. it's day three of the world athletics championships in london — and while events like the heptathlon and the marathon have been entertaining the fans so far today, many are still trying to recover from the shock of usain bolt‘s defeat last night in the men's 100 metres. in his last solo competitive race, bolt finished behind justin gatlin — the american sprinter who's been banned twice for drugs. gatlin was booed by the crowd in the london stadium. our sports editor dan roan was there. with the night sky crackling with excitement, the fireworks gave a sense of what was to come. announcer: usain bolt! lapping up the adulation for one last time in an individual final, bolt knew his buildup hadn't been perfect, beaten in the semi—final by
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young american, christian coleman. his starts also have been shaky. commentator: bolt gets a pretty good start. so does coleman. coleman leading it. chasing hard. here he comes. and gatlin wins it! with coleman second, bolt was pushed into bronze, the disbelief sweeping round the stadium, the crowd making it more than clear what they thought of the winner. booing gatlin had shocked the world, but he quickly moved from arrogance to humility. and as the american basked in unpopular glory, bolt gave an interview we're not used to seeing. it's just one of those things, you know what i mean? i can't say much. i just didn't execute when it matters. it wasn't meant to be this way. the crowd here expected usain bolt to win his final 100 metres race, not come third, and certainly not
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get beaten by a two—time drugs cheat injustin gatlin, who crashes the farewell party. it's the last thing track and field would have wanted. i have come back to the sport, i have worked hard. i have faced all the penalties and the rules. i have inspired other athletes to be better, young athletes, and i've done so much in the communities back home. and i want them to know, you know, mistakes can happen. but you can come back and work hard for them and be accepted back. the crowd had witnessed history, just not the history they expected. but bolt still bows out having transcended his sport. dan roan, bbc news, at the london stadium. venezuelan authorities say they've foiled an attack on an army base in the country's third largest city, valencia. video released on social media appeared to show a group of men in military uniform saying they were launching an uprising to restore democracy in venezuela. diosdado cabello of the governing united socialist party described it
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as a terrorist attack and says troops have been deployed to guarantee internal security. earlier, opposition leader leopoldo lopez was put back under house arrest after being released from prison. mr lopez had been detained on tuesday along with another opponent of the government, antonio ledezma. dr francisco dominguez is the head of the latin american studies research group at middlesex university. the constituency assembly has been elected by a million people which is the biggest vote that the chavez supporters have ever obtained and this is all within the constitution, this is all within the constitution, this article gave the president amongst other institutions the prerogative to say this took place and within the framework of the 1999
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constitution he can do just about whatever he wants. they want to ensure impunity and this is essential for them to ensure they move towards that. francisco dominguez with the latest on francisco dominguez with the latest o n eve nts francisco dominguez with the latest on events in venezuela. you're watching bbc news, time for the headlines. a review into the cost of energy is dismissed as "cold comfort" by consumer groups, who say households are already paying too much. both the us and china have welcomed tougher sanctions against north korea in the wake of its recent ballistic missile testing. the coastguard suspends a major search operation for two men missing in the english channel. one man has died, and another rescued. sports now and for a full round—up from the bbc is the centre. we start
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at the world athletics championships where great britain's katarina johnson—thompson is battling to save her medal chances in the heptathlon after a disastrous high jump yesterday left her way off the pace but has pulled herself back up to fifth with the 800 metres left later today. 0lly foster is watching at the london stadium. is fifth—place good enough or her she left herself too much to do? it is not going to happen. apart from if in the 800 metres, we sort of worked out that she wins it, all of her nearest rivals, just coming around the finishing bend in the 800 metres, she is not that good and her rivals are very good. it was that very poor highjump are very good. it was that very poor high jump that left her playing catch—up. it was 200 metres that ended the first day of competition which was very good, and she is also strong in the long jump and produced a season's best in that, which we will show you, a jump of six metres 56, so from fifth she lifted herself into the medal positions up to
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third. she had a cry overnight because she realised she had let herself down. the story of her habitat from korea, and consistency, not being able to string seven disciplines together. she was up to third but it has been be throwing that let her down as well, the poor shot put yesterday, one of her best but way down on the other throws. in the javelin she tried really hard. not bad actually, a season best of 41.72 but that was still only the 20th best of all the heptathlete is out there. she went back down to fifth place. at the moment she is 240 points away from bronze and that is an awful long way from the metals. 9980 leads the way, she should become 0lympic metals. 9980 leads the way, she should become olympic champion, the belgian, naafi theorem. carolin schafer, the german, will have a great battle for silver and bronze because she is three points ahead of
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the dutch athlete and a couple of points further back is katarina johnson—thompson. we have had the marathon is venturing outside the stadium for the first time, the women's marathon is almost finished, the men's marathon finished a little earlier, fantastic result, not a medal but fourth place for callum hawkins, the scot, two hours ten minutes and 17 seconds, 24 seconds off the medal. geoffrey karrubi from kenya is the world champion, two hours eight minutes and 20 seconds seconds —— 27 seconds. brilliant fourth place from callum hawkins. andrew pozzi has a real medal chance on the track. perfect weather, really warm, the sprinters love these conditions, not too much wind.
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you can see him cruising through his heats so he is into the semifinals. the real star of the 110 metres hurdles, the one they all have to catch, is aries merritt, the 2012 champion. he didn't make it to rio last year because he had a kidney transplant. amazing how the world record—holder has got back into contention and he is the fastest this year. plenty to look forward to this year. plenty to look forward to this evening, the women's 100m this evening, the women's100m semifinals and final, and there are three british girls going in the semifinals. brilliant if we could get one of them through to the final at least, as we saw louise prescott in that men's semifinal. and mentioning that men's final, we will see the medal ceremony forjustin gatlin. they have moved that, before the session starts, they feel it might bea the session starts, they feel it might be a distraction because they feeljustin gatlin will be food as
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he has done every time he stepped onto the track. —— will be booed. the stadium will be packed so expect a controversial and frosty reception for the american. we are still coming to terms with that and the fa ct coming to terms with that and the fact the usain bolt will not get a gold medal. we will be back to you later on, thank you. 0ver we will be back to you later on, thank you. over to the cricket, england's batsmen on the third day of the fourth and final test against south africa have a healthy lead but they are losing wickets. they didn't need long to enter south africa's first—innings, stuart broad took the final wicket, restricting the visitors to 226, giving them a first—innings lead. the top order went cheaply. joe root was one shy ofa went cheaply. joe root was one shy of a half—century. a short while ago england were 159—7 with the lead of 295. the rain predicted could end proceedings early, looking gloomy in
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manchester at the moment. arsenal have won the fa community shield for the 15th time after beating chelsea 4-1 the 15th time after beating chelsea 4—1 on penalties at wembley. the premier league champions to the lead within a minute of the second half starting thanks to victor moses. arsenal got back in the match with just over ten minutes remaining when pedro was sent off for this foul on mohammed elneny. the fa cup holders equalised from the resulting free kick thanks to their new signing from schalke, taking the match to penalties were chelsea goalkeeper thibaut courtois was the first to miss. substitute 0livier giroud struck the winning spot kick for arsenal. in the scottish premiership graham dorrans scored twice as rangers began their league campaign with a 2-1 began their league campaign with a 2—1 victory began their league campaign with a 2—1victory over began their league campaign with a 2—1 victory over motherwell. rangers had a perfect start when graham dorrans's drive had a perfect start when graham dorra ns's drive deflected had a perfect start when graham dorrans's drive deflected in off hennigan to give them the lead. the home side levelled five minutes before the break a defender making amends by hitting the end of craig
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tanner's cross. rangers were awarded a penalty early the second—half after louis moult elbowed fabio cardoso in the box and dorrans stepped up to clinch the victory for rangers. that is all the sport. more from the world athletics championships in the next hour. thank you very much indeed. thousands of brazilian army troops have raided slums in rio dejaneiro in a crackdown on criminal gangs. their main goal was to stop gangs who are robbing trucks. the authorities say there were 10,000 cargo thefts last year. greg dawson reports. searched going in... searched going out. these troops are looking for drugs and weapons. this is the new reality for residents of the favelas in rio. all part of the newly launched military operation to get a grip on the criminal gangs that overwhelm the city. not just those on foot being searched, with roadblocks also in force as troops try to stop a recent surge in robberies of
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commercial trucks. they break the trucks, they steal money. it is traumatic. those of us with more experience are used to it but some drivers give up theirjobs because of what is going on. it has been a week since the military was deployed across the city, with the police unable to cope with growing levels of violence. the focus of the crackdown is rio's favelas, five separate neighbourhoods were targeted on saturday with many residents saying they woke to the sound of gunfire. 18 people were arrested, two were killed. translation: the military calm us. there are so many robberies and shoot outs. with the military we feel more secure. many residents have claimed that thier neighbourhoods now resemble a warzone.
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this in a week where rio marks exactly a year since the opening of its olympic games, the atmosphere of celebration now a distant memory. many women in the developing world die because the equipment needed to stop bleeding during childbirth isn't available. but a new approach has been developed in the us by a hospital in massachusetts, and is being distributed to countries including kenya. it's hoped it could save hundreds of thousands of lives. richard kenny reports. every two minutes around the world the woman dies in pregnancy or childbirth. the most common cause is severe bleeding or postpartum haemorrhage. the solution is normally something called a uterine
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balloon tamponade device but it is too expensive for hospitals such as this one in nairobi. a new version, however call, called the every a new version, however call, called the every single second matters containing just a condom, catheter and syringe costs less than $5. we have saved three lives with this. women who are bleeding so much, and once we started using it she stopped bleeding. the kit is quick and easy to use. we put the catheter right inside the condom. we had to tie it. we have to tie it. this is how it is tied. now let us assume this is now the uterus. you can input it using yourfingers, it goes inside well. this is the saline. you can see the way the balloon is coming up. the bigger the balloon is the better because it causes a lot of pressure within the uterus to stop those leads. the uterus to stop those bleeds. grace is a midwife at a local health centre.
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every day she helps deliver babies. nurses are being trained in how to use the kit across africa. early last year we had a patient who delivered and then a few minutes after the placenta was removed she started pouring blood like water. it was pouring nonstop, and that is the time i remember i have the ubt, i should use it and she became stable. she left the hospital well with her baby. she is a very happy patient. tests show the kit has a 90% success rate if used properly, which could save hundreds of thousands of women's lives across the world. richard kenney, bbc news, nairobi. president trump is beginning his 17—day golfing holiday,
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but his russian counterpart valdimir putin, had more energetic pursuits in mind, for his summer break. the president made a three—day trip to the siberian wilderness — and he's been showing off his fishing, snorkelling and quad biking skills. our moscow correspondent sarah rainsford reports. it's russia, it's summer, so it's time for vladimir putin's photo—shoot. and this year, the action—man president went fishing in siberia. the video footage ran for a full ten minutes on state television. the highlight was the pike—chase. this year, mr putin plunged underwater with a spear gun. the kremlin says he was hunting his prey for two hours. "i had to shoot twice," he admits, finally surfacing with his catch. after notching up 17 years in power, russia's leader is a dab hand at such stunts. he once took to the skies as a human crane. he is regularly snapped on his skates. commentator: vladimir putin!
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and horseriding is another action—man favourite for the judo black belt. this year, too, it was all about vladimir putin, the macho man, even at 64. the strong leader, ready as ever to stand up to the west. and, never shy of revealing a bit of flesh, mr putin took a moment to flex his muscles in the siberian sunshine. "now that's good fishing," he tells his entourage. sarah rainsford, bbc news, moscow. idid warn i did warn you! the country's most skilled shepherds have been competing this weekend at the macclesfield sheep dog trials. the event is almost 70 years old. mairead smyth reports. they're called man's best friend for a reason, and these border collies and their owners have something special. it is a bond between the shepherd and the dog. he has loads of different commands.
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he is now using his whistle because the dog is further away. the national finals were hosted here two years ago, and that has helped to make this event even more popular. we have got some shepherds from wales competing today and we have got an excellent local committee of farmers who put the event on, and we also have other things happening as well. it has helped bring everything together and it has grown over the years. being a shepherd takes great skill and years of practice, but all of the competitors had to start somewhere. this weekend's youngest winner is just eight years old. ifeel quite happy because i won these. i like looking after my dogs and training them up for trials and stuff. sheepdog trials like this happen most weekends around the country, but this one in macclesfield is the most popular, with a record number of entrants this year. the shepherds scoring the highest
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points here can look forward to a place in next year's national championship. that was mairead smyth reporting from cheshire. now for the weather forecast. conditions have been going downhill through the afternoon, strengthening winds and rain. across the south—east it has remained dry and it will remain dry heading into the evening with clear spells. that rain pepping up evening with clear spells. that rain pepping up to become heavy this evening and overnight, parts of north—west england into northern and western wales, behind it looks like western wales, behind it looks like we will see clear spells and showers for much of scotland and northern ireland. there is the overnight

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