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hello, i'm tom donkin, this is bbc news and these are our top stories: a car ploughs into a group of people in charlottesville, virginia, after clashes at a white supremacist rally. at least three have been killed in the violence, with the govenor delivering a strong message. our message is plain and simple, go home. you are not wanted in this great commonwealth. an explosion in the pakistani city of quetta leaves at least 15 people dead and thirty others injured. and a shocking outcome in athletics. the superstar usain bolt‘s last major race — he collapses injured on the track. hello and welcome to bbc news. one person has died
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in charlottesville, virginia and 19 others have been injured after a car ploughed into a crowd opposing a far—right rally. it follows violent clashes between white nationalists attending the march and counter—protesters. a local state of emergency has been declared in two districts. in the last hour the governor of virginia called on the president to put a stop to hate speech in the united states, and lashed out at the white supremacists who kicked off saturday's rally. i have a message to all the white supremacists and the nazis who came into charlottesville today. our message is plain and simple, go home. you are not wanted in this great commonwealth. shame on you. you pretend that you are patriots but you are anything but a patriot. you want to talk about patriots, talk about thomas jefferson and george washington, who brought our country together. you think about
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the patriots today, the young men and women who are wearing the cost of our country, somewhere around the globe, they are putting their life in danger. they are patriots, you are not. you came here today to hurt people and you did hurt people. my message is clear, we are stronger than you. that was virginia governor terry mcauliffe speaking today. laura bicker reports on the events of the day. hate has come to the streets of the southern american city. an explosion of violence sparked after a planned protest by white nationalists. the so—called alt—right, including figures from the ku klux klan and saluting neo—nazi sympathisers. the day started in a tense stand—off as the group was surrounded by anti—racism activists. it then erupted into taunting, shoving and outright brawling.
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this has been declared an unlawful assembly. the rally was cancelled before it even began. as the turmoil subsided, police took back the streets. the crowd dispersed, then this... tyres screech. a car, at speed, ploughs through protesters. one person has died and at least six others are thought to have been injured. a state of emergency has now been declared in cha rlottesville. many fear what is known as the alt—right have become emboldened by donald trump's ascent to the white house. today, the us president said the violence was notjust one—sided. we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides. on many sides. it has been going on for a long time in our country. amidst the hate,
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there was some hope. this is going to solve nothing. you're out here, beating each other up! a rare and brief moment for division to be set aside. as the mayor now calls for calm to be restored. laure bicker, bbc news, washington. an explosion in the pakistani city of quetta has killed at least fifteen people and injured forty others. witnesses say the blast, in a high security zone, set fire to nearby vehicles. quetta, is the capital of a region which suffers from islamist militancy, as well as separatist and criminal violence. the provincial home minister spoke to media. translation: a vehicle belonging to oui’ translation: a vehicle belonging to our security forces was targeted. the art a0 people injured. —— as there are. the pakistani politician, imran khan, says the situation
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between india and pakistan is "the worst it's ever been". speaking exclusively to the bbc as the two countries commemorate 70 years of partition, pakistan's opposition leader criticises india's prime minister, narendra modi, for his association with hindu extremists and letting down muslims in india. india has a prime minister who has not risen above what he is communal thinking has association with extremists, a background where there was this messenger of muslims and when he was chief minister. somehow we expected that when the rhondda modi became prime minister he would rise above this what i have to say we are also disappointed because the render modi has notjust disappointed pakistan is but muslims in india, all the liberal section in
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india which... which enjoyed the fa ct india which... which enjoyed the fact india had this multicultural society. you stake in india at the society. you stake in india at the society were lots of people, when i was growing up, in india people would not be treated properly, is equal citizens. when my parents generation used to fear the reason they need to be partition because wilson ‘s would not be treated fairly in india and that is what narendra modi has proven. china's president xijinping has urged donald trump and north korea to avoid "words and actions" that exacerbate the situation. chinese state media says mr xi made the plea to mr trump in a phone call. in the past week, pyongyang and washington have been exchanging increasingly angry threats. from seoul, robin brant sent this report. president trump has threatened fire and fury.
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his military, he says, is now locked and loaded. but tonight, north korea is getting sound and music from its neighbours in the south. the message at this annual peace concert on the border perhaps a little louder after a week of increasing tension. this is south korea's capital, just a few dozen miles away from that concert. translation: trump's policy offers me a comfortable life because he puts heavy pressure on north korea. i feel comfortable. translation: i am worried about that because the level of tension caused by trump's government is much higher than obama's government. the cyrus will go off and people
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guided to bomb shelters or metro stations at during a drill. it happened every year. last year only a handful took place but this year everybody is taking part. this is pa rt everybody is taking part. this is part of the reason for that. anything happens to lahm, there is going to be weak, big trouble in north korea. —— guam. it is a great perspective... mr trump called guam's governor and said this... you do not talk like they talk. they cannot do that with people like us. guam is home to military bases, a fleet of bombers and american
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citizens. this relationship remains key to finding a solution. china's president xijingping key to finding a solution. china's president xi jingping has a crucial role if there is to be peace in a phone call he told mr trump all releva nt phone call he told mr trump all relevant parties, including him, should stop exacerbating the situation. across the sea injapan, they are preparing missiles for defence. transporters have been moved to places where they can intercept any north korean launch. in athletics there was major disappointment forjamaican usain bolt at the world athletics championships in london in his last ever major race. the 30—year—old pulled up injured in the men's 100 metre relay which was eventually won by great britain. ina career
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in a career decorated in glory, there was not a golden ending to usain bolt‘s career. he pulled up injured in the men's relay final while running the final leg for jamaica. the race unexpectedly won by great britain much to the excitement of the home crowd. meanwhile, in the women's relay, gold for the united states with the british team taking silver in a close and exciting race. mo farah, also bowed out of track competition ata also bowed out of track competition at a major championship. the home favourite had been hoping to com plete favourite had been hoping to complete a historic double in the 5000 metres after securing gold in the 10,000 metres. however he was pushed into second place by the
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ethiopian runner. he will now concentrate on the marathon. in the women's 100 concentrate on the marathon. in the women's100 metres hurdles, a triumphant return to the former olympic champion, sally pearson. after two years plagued by injury, she finished first. and in the men's decathlon, the french athlete emerged with the gold medal. the 25—year—old who finished second at the rio olympic finished on a thousand 760 make points. earlier i spoke to our correspondent about usain bolt. everybody he wa nted about usain bolt. everybody he wanted him to finish on a high note. particular it after the disappointment in the 100 metres. he pulled up, in fact, even if he had
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not pulled up, i sure they would have won the gold. he already had quite a lot of work to do. it looked like a hamstring injury. we are not sure yet. i am shall we will find out at some point. —— sure. it has been a disappointing world championships forjamaica who have been dominating sprinting for so long are really the us excelling in the sprint racing. a lot of people speculating, did he stay on too long in the sport, was the body still write. are they the questions being posed? i think a lot of people will say he may not have prepared for the world championships in the way he may have previously. he has not been
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firing at all cylinders. he may not have been training as hard as he used. maybe controversial to say that. of course, he did not compete in the 200 metres. i guess, if he had known he would flood in the other two events in may have tried to come beat in that to win the gold medal. i think usain bolt, if he put his mind to it, he could have been running as fast as he wanted to. stay with us on bbc world news, still to come... we'll be trying to find out what happened to a woman who disappeared after taking a ride in this private submarine. the big crowds became bigger as the time of the funeral approached. as the lines of fans became longer, the police prepared for a hugejob of crowd control. idi amin, uganda's brutalformer
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dictator, has died at the age of 80. he's been buried in saudi arabia, where he lived in exile since being overthrown in 1979. two billion people around the world have seen the last total eclipse of the sun to take place in this millenium. it began itsjourney off the coast of canada, ending three hours later when the sun set over the bay of bengal. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: a car has ploughed into a group of people in cha rlottesville, virginia, after clashes at a white supremacist rally.
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an explosion in the pakistani city of quetta leaves at least 15 people dead and 30 others injured. and a shocking outcome in athletics superstar usain bolt‘s last championship race. he collapses injured on the track. seven members of the emergency services team the white helmets in syria have been buried after they we re syria have been buried after they were shot dead at one of their centres. the attack happened nine kilometres east of idlib. our correspondent reports. the white helmets have lost many of their rescue workers in bomb blasts and gunfire,
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but this is the first time so many have been killed in cold blood. they were shot in the head as they worked the night shift. as the seven were being buried, a host of tributes were being paid to them online. seven members of the emergency services team the white helmets in syria have been buried, after they were shot dead at one of their centres. the attack happened in the early hours in the town of sarmin, nine kilometres east of the city of idlib. their bodies were discovered when volunteers arrived to start a shift. the white helmets group has been nominated for a host of tributes were being paid to them online. the head of the white helmets posted the group's symbol stained with blood. others uploaded video of a man in tears after he rescued a child after an air strike. the white helmets have been celebrated as heroes from many, and have been nominated for the nobel peace prize. the exploits have been documented in an oscar—winning film. but not everyone sees the group as whiter than white. they have been attacked as a western—backed pr stunt, and far too close for comfort tojihadists fighters. the group acknowledges that it receives a financial backing from the west, but some of its members were once fighters.
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by necessity, they can only work in rebel—held areas. it is unclear why seven of its members were killed, but the deaths bring another bleak and brutal twist to the syrian conflict. the kenyan human rights commission has blamed police for using excessive force on protestors after results of the presidential election were announced. they claim 2a people have died in election—related violence since tuesday. leaders of the opposition have appealed for calm, but say they still don't recognise the outcome of the election. alistair leithead reports. after a night of violence, the ambulances brought out the injured from the worst—hit neighbourhoods. some had bullet wounds, others machete cuts and head injuries. it is hard to know how many people have been killed or injured in the police crackdown in these opposition strongholds. the clashes continued throughout the day. rock—throwing youths confronting tear gas—firing police. they‘ re dramatic images, and they were intense, but this was largely contained to small areas. well, there have certainly been violent clashes. we've seen people who have been killed and injured. but it is very much just back and forth between local youths
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and these special units you can see, who are quite well—armed. much of what was fired was tear gas, but there is plenty of evidence live bullets were used. monica lost her nephew, thomas, this morning. i heard that he was shot dead by the police officers. was it a bullet wound in his body? yes, there is a wound, a bullet wound in the chest. kenya's human rights commission said the police were using excessive force, despite a denial from the government. people who break into shops are not peaceful protesters. so you cannot say the police used live bullets on peaceful protesters. it is not true. the opposition national super alliance again rejected what they called a sham election. but their senior leaders were absent. stealing elections with impunity, in every five years, must come to an end. this is nothing like the level
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of anger or violence that sparked the killings ten years ago, but it is a test of leadership over the angry opposition supporters and overzealous police, and it is a test for kenyan democracy. alistair leithead, bbc news, nairobi. nic cheeseman is professor of democracy and international development at the university of birmingham, in central england, and has just returned from kenya. he says it is very difficult to verify the number of people who have died in the election—related violence. the independent kenyan commission for human rights has come out and said that other people have been killed as a result of the protests. soi killed as a result of the protests. so i think it is a very confused picture. we don't think, i think, a confirmed tally of 100 yet but we do have in a sense a confirmed tally of
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2a, and that is 2a to many. have in a sense a confirmed tally of 24, and that is 24 to many. where does this leave the opposition? there has been a hint they might ta ke there has been a hint they might take this to the courts. will that proves successful, do you think?|j think proves successful, do you think?” think their position is very difficult right now. they have made a number of accusations and there we re a number of accusations and there were some elements of the process that weren't perfect, but by and large the result seemed to be fairly credible. we saw a parallel vote tabulation that correlated pretty closely with the results put out by the electoral commission itself, and i think that means it is quite unlikely that taking this to the supreme court would be successful for the opposition. that then leaves them with relatively few options. one would be to go to the streets and to try and play this out in the court of public opinion. but the difficulty the areas that encouraging their supporters to go to the streets increases the prospects of unrest. it might be that we will see more people die. and ina that we will see more people die. and in a way one of the sad things
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about that is that the people who are about that is that the people who a re really about that is that the people who are really going to suffer are going to be opposition supporters themselves. now, you havejust returned from the country. what feeling did you get a? were people afraid that this all might hark back to the days of extreme violence of some years ago? to a certain extent, yes. when you have an experience like 2007 when the worst widespread ethnic clashes after an election, 1000 people died, of course that lingers on in the memory, and people are lingers on in the memory, and people a re naturally lingers on in the memory, and people are naturally scared. we did seek what a lot of people living where they live to go back to places they felt more safe, their homelands, areas where their communities were in the clear majority, so that they could feel protected. but i don't think people are really worried about this, going back to 2007 — 08, for obvious reasons. the election seems to have been more credible, more of the technology worked. the second is that by this point in the 2007/08 collection, things have really escalated in the number of areas around the country to a much higher level. at the minute it seems like the geographical spread of these protest is, and the extent of them, the intensity, is actually
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considerably reduced. of course, we can't be complacent about that. it could still scale up of leaders make decisions. i think we are in a much stronger position than we were in 2007/08, to manage this. the key point is will we see conciliation on all sides? will we see the government make conciliatory steps and recognise that this has been a very controversial process or will we see the electoral commission say that they are looking at all the complaints raised by the opposition and try and answer them, or will we see the opposition response to that, and finding a way of doing down some of the messages they have been putting out and coming back to the table and engaging in the political process. because of course they have won a number of seats in parliament, they have won a number of governorships and senator ships, so there are still plenty to play for many of their elected officials. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news: venezuelan opposition protesters are again on the streets of caracas. the government has described comments by us president donald trump that a military option against venezuela was possible as a reckless threat,
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aiming to drag latin america and the caribbean into conflict. a hospital chief in the indian town of gorakhpur, in uttar pradesh, has been suspended after 60 children died there in five days, including many newborns. there are allegations that oxygen shortages caused the deaths because suppliers' bills went unpaid. authorities deny this, and have ordered an investigation. a danish inventor who designed the world's biggest privately built submarine has been detained on suspicion of the manslaughter of a swedishjournalist who had been travelling with him on the vessel. the a6—year—old has denied the allegations. 30—year—old kim vall disappeared on thursday, after last being seen on the submarine, before it sank. our europe regional editor danny aeberhard reports. kim wall and another man, looking out from the home—built nautilus as it leaves copenhagen.
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kim wall, apparently seen here, is the only passenger. that much is clear. what happened next is not. the freelance journalist's boyfriend reported her missing, and a huge search was launched. mr madsen was spotted by witnesses on friday, aboard the nautilus. but soon after, it sank, fast. it was located at a depth of seven metres, and efforts to recover it are underway. peter, are you ok? mr massen was rescued, reportedly as the sub went down, by a private boat. he said he was fine, although a little sad, seeing the nautilus go down. peter madsen had hit the headlines in 2008, when he managed to build the nearly—80—metre—long vessel
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using online crowdfunding. he was arrested when he returned to shore. the inventor says he dropped kim wall off on one of copenhagen‘s islands on thursday night. police are examining cctv footage to try to verify this. he has appeared in court in a closed hearing. prosecutors said it was needed to shield relatives from emerging details, and to give space for the ongoing police investigation. one that could have stepped from the pages of even the most imaginative danish crime thriller. for some, a cup of tea and a slice of ca ke for some, a cup of tea and a slice of cake all the great things of life. this british fruitcake is said to be 106 years old. it doesn't really look at. it was discovered in antarctica's oldest building, used by the british explorer robert falcon scott. it is also said to be still edible, which i find hard to believe. don't forget you can get in touch with me and some of the team on twitter. good morning. well, despite a few
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nuisance showers across north—east england, for many of us, saturday was a promising day. and the ridge of high pressure continues to build through the night, so clear skies here, with just a through the night, so clear skies here, withjust a little bit more in the web cloud across the essex and kent coasts, with the legacy those saturday showers. generally speaking it is quite start to sunday. it will bea it is quite start to sunday. it will be a chilly one, not necessarily in towns and but in rural spots, expect low single figures to greet you first thing this morning. but there will be a light breeze, and with those clear skies comes lots of those clear skies comes lots of those in sunshine. so not a bad start to the date. as we go through the afternoon, cloud will start to bubble up and we will see a few isolated showers, but hopefully they will be few and far between. favoured spot is likely across scotla nd favoured spot is likely across scotland and northern ireland. if you dodge the showers, with light winds, 17 or 18 degrees will feel quite person. certainly a better day in the borders, down in the
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lincolnshire, in comparison to yesterday. fine, dry and sunny. yes, the risk of an isolated shower further west into wales in south—west england. but again, you will be unlikely to catch so highs of 19 to 20 degrees here, and low 20s quite possibly, again if we get the sunshine continuing. so if you are heading off to the final day of the world athletics championships, whether it is the morning or evening session, perfect weather conditions for those spectators and for the athletes. and a similar story as well for the premiership matches taking place today. very nice indeed, largely dry here. now, as we move out of sunday into monday, a change to come. a weather front moves in from the west. it will bring the heaviest rain through scotla nd bring the heaviest rain through scotland in particular and north—west england. light and patchy in the northern ireland, wales and south—west england. the best of the sunshine, really, the east anglia, the east midlands, down into the south—east corner. here we could see highest value is around 22 or 23. but even in the cloud in the rain we are looking at 15 to 19 degrees. so once the rain list and the
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brightness returns, not too bad an affair. that front will still could away. it is not going to bring that much of the way of persistent rain across the east, but it will do so through tuesday night into the start of the day. so on tuesday it looks as though we will see a scattering of showers, but not a bad affair. 17 to 23 degrees the overall high. that front still to clear away, and then another waits in the winds for wednesday. but ahead of it it stays relatively quiet. so not a bad day on wednesday. it will cloud over from the west with that rain arriving. at that is going to be the story this week. there will be some spells of sunshine from time to time, but also you can't rule out spells of rain. this is bbc news, the headlines: police are trying to restore order in charlottesville, virginia, where a car ploughed into protesters after street—fighting between white supremacists and anti—racism activists. at least one person has been killed. an explosion in the pakistani city of quetta leaves at least fifteen people dead and thirty others injured.
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witnesses said the blast had occurred in a high security zone. there's been a shocking outcome in athletics superstar usain bolt‘s last championship race — he pulled up injured in the final straight of the a x 100 metres sprint relay in london. great britain won the gold. a danish inventor who designed the world's biggest privately—built submarine has been detained on suspicion of the manslaughter of a swedishjournalist who had been travelling with him on the vessel. now on bbc news, time for a special programme. president trump's administration has promised that prototypes for a wall to be built all along the us—mexico border will be delivered
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