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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11pm: the right to be forgotten. under a new law, social media firms will be required to delete information about their users when asked to do so. north korea says the united states must pay a price for drafting fresh un sanctions over its nuclear weapons programme. a growing number of areas in england are cutting back on ivf provision to save money according to a charity. and on newsnight, you might have seen the crowds boojustin gatlin at the world athletics championships this weekend. we'll hear the case for his defence tonight, how there may be less to his two doping bans than you'd think. good evening and
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welcome to bbc news. companies will be forced to reveal just how much personal information they have about you under plans announced by the government. the new laws will give you more control over the amount of personal data held online. people will also be able to ask companies to delete personal data, including content that they posted as children. firms who don't comply could face massive fines. here's our technology correspondent rory cellan—jones. your data, a valuable resource flowing around the world giving companies and governments all sorts of intimate details about how you live your life. now a new law is supposed to give us all more control. the law reform is an opportunity to keep up with the change in technology. companies will have more accountability and consumers are going to have more control. the new law includes
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a right to be forgotten, making it easier to find out what data companies hold on you and get it erased. 2 there will be an end to tick boxes on websites which often seek consumers handing over data by default. and the data watchdog will be able to fine companies up to £70 million, or 4% of their global turnover. the new law is almost entirely based on a major new european data protection regulation that comes in next may. it's designed to tackle the power of the giant firms which store our information. we are now leaving a data trail wherever we go. turn on your mobile phone and you could be uploading your exercise details, or even your dating preferences. get on public transport with a travel card and there will be a log of everyjourney you make. and pay with a card in a shop or online and even more information about what you like and how you live will end up in the hands
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of big companies. it's social networks which now hold much of our most sensitive data. in future it should be easier to wipe away things we'd rather forget, though exactly how much power the new law gives individuals isn't clear. i think it's a start. it certainly puts a line in the sand to say, you know, individuals‘ personal data, a sense of control, it's essential, it's essential for trust, it's essential for the protection of a very fundamental right which is privacy. whether or not it will achieve that objective is another thing. our data is in the hands of all sorts of companies big and small. all of them have now got to get to grips with very complex new rules, or face the threat of big fines. north korea says it will make america pay the price for leading the international condemnation of its missile and nuclear weapons programme. the un security council voted unanimously at the weekend to impose sanctions against the country
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for carrying out repeated missile tests which have increased tensions in the region. rupert wingfield—hayes has had rare access to a us military base on the border with north korea. a relic of the cold war on the last cold war frontier. just after dawn, i'm riding the chase car as a us spy plane heads out on a classified mission. the pilot will climb to 70,000 feet and from there peer deep into north korea. our mission is to provide the capability for our leadership to see what's going on before anybody else. we are up there every single day to deter the north koreans from deciding one day they can get away with something. from across the border
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tonight, fresh threats. north korean state tv warning the us it will pay 1000 times for its crime of imposing new economic sanctions on pyongyang. meeting in manila with china's foreign minister, the us secretary of state again called on pyongyang to return to the negotiating table. the best signal that north korea could give us that they are prepared to talk would be to stop these missile launches. you know, we have not had an extended period of time where they have not taken some kind of provocative action. despite supporting the latest sanctions against pyongyang, china has not completely abandoned its old ally. translation: the international community demands north korea abandon its nuclear weapons programme in order to maintain the non—proliferation treaty. but north korea considers it is under military threat. that is also a security issue. here in south korea at the 51st
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fighter wing, they continue to hope for the best, while preparing for the worst. everybody we've spoken to here agrees that another conflict on the korean peninsula would be an utter disaster for everybody. that hundreds of thousands of people would die. but they also say the best way of stopping it happening is to be ready, and that's why these guys practise and practise and practise, so that kim jong—un knows if he tries to attack the south there will be an overwhelming and immediate response. i hope that north korea calculates correctly and realises that, so obviously everyone on this side, and i believe north korea does as well, no one wants war. everyone wants deterrence to work. should deterrence fail, though, we have to be ready to go. as these a10s roll down the runway for another practice flight, they're just 48 miles from the north korean border. the same distance as
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london to brighton. and south korea, the enemy, is never far away. rupert wingfield—hayes, bbc news, 0san airbase, south korea. a charity that seeks to help couples start a family says many face a postcode lottery when trying to get ivf treatment on the nhs. fertility network uk says in several areas there's been a cut in the number of ivf cycles offered or a reduction in the age at which women qualify for the treatment. since the start of the year, ivf treatment has been halted altogether in some parts of england. 0ur health editor hugh pym reports. richard and terry know all about the emotional highs and lows. they were allowed one round of ivf through the nhs which failed. they then had to go private for the next one and their baby son was born. so they experienced the joy of parenthood, though richard feels it was unfair that while they had to pay others in neighbouring
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areas would get more than one free ivf cycle. 2 two we know how it feels to have a happen to you and that's why we think it's absolutely outrageous that the postcode lottery for ivf treatment even exists, because it is hugely unfair, it deals a crushing blow to people who are already at a significant life low. health regulators say the nhs should provide up to three cycles of ivf for women aged up to a0. the latest figures compiled by fertility campaigners highlight the extent of the ivf lottery. of the local commissioning groups who pay for health care in england, 129, more than half, now offerjust one cycle of ivf and five areas in the southeast including croydon and parts of essex and norfolk don't offer any. the nhs in scotland, meanwhile, offers three cycles to women who need it up to the age of a0.
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in wales, women can expect two rounds of treatment, while in northern ireland it'sjust one for those who are eligible. some doctors in the field argue there is too much variation and that some nhs managers are ignoring national guidelines drawn up by regulators. they recommended three cycles of ivf treatment, full cycles for cou ples or individuals who need fertility treatment. the fact this has not been taken up across the country is a scandal, quite frankly. in some areas they are cutting the upper age limit from a0. this bristol couple's baby son was born after ivf on the nhs, but under new plans in the area they wouldn't have qualified as only women aged between 30 and 35 will be eligible. local health chiefs know that is out of line with the regulator's view, but they say money is tight. the guidelines are there as guidelines and i think the nhs budget is under tough times. i think we need to think of how best we spent the money, so of course the amount of money
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we get relates to how much money we spend. there's intense financial pressure on the nhs, commissioners say there are not unlimited resources and difficult choices have to be made. hugh pym, bbc news. police believe a 26—year—old woman who was found dead at her home was murdered by her husband. a neighbour had raised the alarm after three young children were heard crying inside the house in 0ldbury in the black country. her husband's body was also at the house. it's believed he killed himself. a brief look at some of the day's other news stories. police have named a i—year—old girl who died when a car hit a wall in merthyr tydfill as pearl melody black. she was killed yesterday after an unoccupied range rover rolled down a hill. her parents described her as the brightest of stars and said her death had left a massive hole in their hearts. a british woman is recovering in hospital after being
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shot in brazil. eloise dixon from south london was driving with her partner and three children when they took a wrong turn into an area controlled by drug gangs. she was shot twice but is now stable after undergoing surgery. the food standards agency says a very small number of eggs from european farms at the centre of a contamination scare have been distributed in the uk. the risk to public health is described as very low. millions of eggs have been withdrawn from shops and warehouses in the netherlands and germany. tesco will stop selling 5p carrier bags at the end of the month. after that the supermarket will only offer bags for life, costing iop. tesco says that despite the government clamping down on free single use bags in 2015, it still sells 700 million 5p bags a year. it's hoped the move will encourage shoppers to re—use more bags. an australian teenager is recovering
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in hospital after being bitten by mite—sized sea critters. 16—year—old sam kanizay found his feet and ankles covered in blood after soaking his legs in melbourne's brighton beach on saturday evening. the teenager had stood still waist—deep in dark cold water for about half an hour but says he didn't feel a thing. it was a bit of a shock. a random thing to see. no one has seen anything like it or anything before. i walked out of the water, so what i thought was sand covering my ankles and a lot of calf, so i shook it off quite hard and it came off and by the time i walked across the sand, about 20 metres, to put my songs on, i looked down and i noticed i had blood all over my ankles. -- thongs.
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that's a summary of the news, newsday is coming up at midnight. now on bbc news it's time for newsnight. jeremy corbyn does not want to desert his old friend running venezuela, but cannot avoid the problems there. today, he steered a carefully nuanced in between line, but the opposition tell us he has it wrong. maybe the mothers and fathers of those who have been killed would be willing to speak tojeremy corbyn to explain, to tell him what the real situation has been. justin gatlin was wooed for his success at the world athletics championships. his agent explained why the crowd had got it wrong. 80% of google softwa re had got it wrong. 80% of google software engineers are male. discrimination, or a sign that women are not into programming? there is
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an argument about it at google, and we are having it too. we will ask if it is even politically correct to talk about such issues. getting to know the dup. stacey dooley meet some of its supporters. how helpful do you think it is to put these posters on the bonfire? they are our enemies. we belong to britain. we are british subjects. i have a british passport. i am proud to say lam british passport. i am proud to say i am british. hello. we don't know what the venezuelans think ofjeremy corbyn, but now we know whatjeremy corbyn thinks about venezuela. he is back from holiday in in croatia and was under immediate pressure to condemn the socialist government in venezuela, having given it warm support in the past. a difficult choice for him. it is not good to be too supportive of a government arresting political opponents in the middle of the night, that mr corbyn has a good deal of vidigal capital
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invested in nicolas maduro's venezuela. —— political capital. many of his colleagues are clear that the bureau is to be condemned. this is what mr corbyn had to say. —— maduro is to be condemned. this is what mr corbyn had to say. -- maduro is to be condemned. what i condemn is violence done by any site, by all sides in this. violence is not going to solve the issue. the issues in venezuela are structural, because not was —— not enough was done to diversify the economy away from oil. but we also have to recognise that there have been effective and serious attempts at reducing poverty in venezuela, improving literacy and improving the lives of many of the poorest people. earlier, i spoke tojuan andreas maria, one of the founders of one of the main opposition parties in venezuela, called popular will. the main opposition parties in venezuela, called popularwill. i asked him if it was right that both sides are responsible for


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