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this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. the headlines: a woman is killed and more than 30 people injured in violence at afar right rally in virginia. the state's governor had a clear message for the white supremacists there. our message is plain and simple. go home. you are not wanted. the chancellor and the international trade secretary say the government will seek a transition period to help businesses adjust after brexit. 49 people had been killed by floods and landslides in nepal. learner drivers will be allowed to have lessons on motorways for the first time from next year. also in the next hour, agony for two of track's biggest stars at the world athletics championships, as usain bolt pulls up in his last race, and mo farah settles for silver. but it was elation for great britain's 4 x 100 metres
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relay team, who clinched gold in london. and a treat for stargazers, as the perseid meteor shower lights up the night sky with hundreds of shooting stars. good morning and welcome to bbc news. police have charged a 20—year—old man with murder, after a car was driven into a crowd of people in the us city of charlottesville. one person died and more than 30 were injured, during a day of violence involving white supremacist protestors. you may find laura westbrook‘s report contains some disturbing images. this is what you represent! hate on the streets of this southern american city.
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chaos and violence erupted after a planned protest by white nationalists. there were figures from the ku klux klan and 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. this event has been declared an unlawful assembly... the rally was cancelled before it even began. the police took back the streets. the crowd dispersed, then this. a car ploughs through protesters. one person was killed. a state of emergency has been declared in cha rlottesville, and a curfew is in place. later, a police helicopter crashed near a golf course, leaving two officers dead.
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it appeared to have been monitoring the protests. many fear the alt—right have become emboldened by donald trump's rise in the white house. the us president said the violence is notjust one—sided. we condemn, in the strongest possible terms, this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence, on many sides. on many sides. but many, even within his own party, feel those words were not enough. senator cory gardner directly addressed donald trump. the governor of virginia had this to say to those who came to the city.
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and 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. the day of violence ended with a vigil for the victims, as many reflect on a city and nation divided. chris suarez is a reporter for a local newspaper, the daily progress. he described what he saw. the rally was supposed to take place from 12pm to 5pm in emancipation park, which said recently been renamed leigh park, for the confederal general robert e lee. he
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was part of the confederate states of america which opposed the union in the american civil war. it started earlier. i arrived downturn in cha rlottesville. started earlier. i arrived downturn in charlottesville. you had these columns of different fascists and white nationalists coming into this park. police had already been deployed. it got pretty nasty, pretty fast. between these antifascist activists. i left for a while to charge my phone at a cafe nearby and i watched their live feed. there was a lot of violence already. it wasn't even noon yet. they declared a state of emergency, unlawful assembly. they had to take it to
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unlawful assembly. they had to take ittoa unlawful assembly. they had to take it to a federal court case this week to try to move it elsewhere. riot police came in. by noon, when this rally was supposed to start, areas work shut down and people were milling around. by 3pm, everything returned to normal to some degree. there was still this error of tension. the national guard and local police were everywhere in the city. it was kind of frightening. and on real, in some ways. chris suarez, a reporterfor a local newspaper. two ministers who previously expressed opposing views on brexit have written a joint newspaper article clarifying the government's position. writing in the sunday telegraph, philip hammond and liam fox confirm there will be a transition period to help businesses adjust, but it will only last for a limited period of time. their comments are being seen as an attempt to show unity between the rival sides on europe in theresa may's cabinet.
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earlier, i spoke to our political correspondent, jonathan blake, and i asked him if there was disunity in the cabinet. before the start of the summer break, with briefings from one side oi’ break, with briefings from one side or another, those who want brexit to happen as quickly as possible like liam fox, and those pushing for a more cautious approach led by the chancellor, philip hammond. you have those two senior cabinet ministers writing this joint peace in the sunday telegraph this morning. attempting a show of unity, putting their differences aside and saying, we agree on these things at least for now. they have put a couple of issues to bed, chiefly this idea of a transitional period, so that when we wa ke a transitional period, so that when we wake up on the 1st of march 2019 when britain has formally left the european union, there won't be chaos, we won't have to adjust to a new set of systems about
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immigration, travel, trade, immediately. there will be a transitional period, they confirm, in this piece. but also, they stress it will be time limited. they are trying to reassure those people who wa nt trying to reassure those people who want brexit to happen as quickly as possible and don't want the government to start backpedalling, and they are also trying to reassure those who are worried about that so—called edge effect, many businesses concerned about what will happen the day after we leave eu. a show of unity to a point by these cabinet ministers. there is still a lot of detail to be worked out. how will the transitional arrangement work and how long will it last? there is still room for disagreement. there will be some more detail about brexit in some papers to be published? that's right. this week the committee for exiting the european union will set out a commission paper which will go through in some detail about firstly how the border with northern ireland and the republic of ireland will
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work. this is one of the first issues that has to be negotiated by david davis, the brexit secretary, and his team. and eu officials in brussels. it has proved a sticking point so far. there has been some frustration from the eu side that the british comment has not been clear enough. this will set out the government's plan and there is talk of perhaps a showing in style zone within the republic of ireland and great britain, where people are able to move between those countries free but not to the rest of the european union, because of course freedom of movement will end. some interesting comments in the paper today from david miliband, the defeat at —— defeated labour leadership contender? the government that's right, former foreign secretary and one—time labour leadership contender. he is saying in quite strong terms that the vote to leave the european union was an unparalleled act of economic self
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harm he is calling on politicians from all sides to try to stop the worst from all sides to try to stop the woi’st consequences from all sides to try to stop the worst consequences brexit. they should be another vote on it, he says, on the final deal that britain negotiate with the european union. he says whilst we should respect the result of the referendum, democracy did not end onjune the 23rd, 2016. we will have to see how much support he gets for this call for unity to stop what he sees the worst impact for brexit come true. jonathan blake. athletics now, and bitter disappointment last night for the two biggest stars of athletics, mo farah and usain bolt, making their last major track appearances at the world championships in london. bolt pulled up with cramp in the 4 x 100 metres, with the british team taking gold. usain bolt leaves the world of athletics having won 19 global gold medals in all, and as holder of the 100 metres and 200 metres world records. sir mo farah, meanwhile, was beaten into second place
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in the 5,000 metres. he couldn't repeat his 10,000 metres heroics where he won gold. after the race last night, he looked back on his career, speaking to the bbc‘s philjones. it has been amazing. it has been a long journey but it has been incredible. it doesn't hit back until you compete here and finally, after crossing the line and having a couple of minutes to myself, realising this is it. i can tell the emotion is here. let's talk about the race before anything else. how much did the 10,000 taken out of you? to be honest, it takes so much out of me. it took a lot more out of me thani out of me. it took a lot more out of me than i realised. tactically, i was trying to cover every move. they had a game plan. one of them was going to sacrifice himself and that is what they did tonight. the better
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man w011 is what they did tonight. the better man won on the day. but i gave it all. i gave it all. i did not have a single bit left at the end. when you are coming down the home straight did you think it was still possible? in arei did you think it was still possible? in are i thought it was possible. i got boxed in early on. it doesn't normally happen. by the time i got out, wasted a little bit of energy. it's one of these races you just have to take. the ethiopian game plan aside, the silver medal aside, we should concentrate on what an amazing career you have had, how many gold medals you have brought ci’oss many gold medals you have brought cross on a global stage. can you quite imagine that person i spoke to in 2008 doing all you have done? not at all. i was so disappointed in 2008. i didn't know what to do with myself, whether to carry on with the sport, to make big changes. i had to make that decision. it is what it
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ta kes to make that decision. it is what it takes to be a champion. it involved moving the other side of the world. nothing was guaranteed, even though i was making that plan. i was still willing to go. in my heart i know i gave 110%. if it works out, it works out, if not, i will never regret it. boy, how did it work out. summary fantastic memories. 2012 you will never forget. to come fantastic memories. 2012 you will neverforget. to come back fantastic memories. 2012 you will never forget. to come back here again, the perfect end to have this grow to send you off? this crowd is amazing. there is no place like home. i really enjoyed the journey. this moment makes it special. you won't forget. more on the success of the men's relay team in the men's 4 by 100 metres — helped by that cramp suffered by usain bolt. never before has a british team won a world sprint gold, but the quartet ran a near—perfect race to hold off the much fancied american team, with japan taking bronze.
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not since gb's team won gold at the athens olympics 13 years ago have they delivered in such glorious style, the display a vindication for both the practice the team have put in and the close bonds between the individual athletes. earlier the team spoke to jessica creighton about their victory. it was like a big, big party out there at the end. it was surreal. to lead off for the team and get these quys lead off for the team and get these guys into a good place, the rest of the guys did theirjob and credit to them. was a fantastic night for british athletics, three medals on the track. nathanial, when you saw that the result had been confirmed on the big screen, your reactions? what was going through your mind? exactly how i celebrated. i didn't
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really know what to do with myself. i couldn't conceptualise the celebration. i was overwhelmed with sheer emotion. i was extremely happy for these guys and the crowd. they stayed 45 minutes after we finished running so we could do a lap of honour. i was lost in the moment. it was great fun. it is something i will cherish for the rest of my life. world champion is one thing, but being a world champion in your back garden, not many people can brag about that. i can do that. many of the athletes, not just the british athletes, have praised the crowd. danny, how much do you notice the crowd when you are running?m is unbelievable. more so when you walk out. for me, i was starting at the top end. i did a little stride out. as soon as you start moving, everybody stands up and goes mad. you think, well, the race hasn't even started yet. when the race got
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going and cj had a great first leg and we were clearly in the lead, adam shouts hand and i can barely hairpin. you just got to trust yourself. the crowd was amazing. like nothing else. they stayed to the end to watch us do the lap of honour, a moment we will never get back. we will not have that many world championships in our career again. to win it with these guys is amazing —— unbelievable. particularly when you consider that the british men's team have some trouble sometimes getting the baton around safely. how much is that played on your mind when you think about all the things that have gone wrong and could go wrong in something as chaotic as a relay?m relay it is so unpredictable but we practice so hard. so we can come to the big moment like this and get it right. it is especially nice for myself and danny. five years ago, we did have a little bit of a bad exchange and we got disqualified.
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five years later, to come to the same stadium it's just crazy. congratulations to all of them. another quick word on mo farah. we got this picture in from him this morning on the top of the london eye. he is, as we have been hearing, calling time on his track career at the end of the month. he got that silver in the 5000 metres. he said this morning, london is where it is at, this is where i grew up, this is my city. london has a lot to say and isa my city. london has a lot to say and is a great icon. he said it was a journey that had started in london and it is where he always wanted to end it, in london with the world championships. there he is, mo farah on top of london. this is bbc news. the headlines: a woman has been killed and more
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than 30 people injured in violence atafar than 30 people injured in violence at a far right rally in the american city of charlottesville. the chancellor and the international trade secretary say the government will seek a transition period to help businesses adjust after brexit. and 49 people have been killed in nepal by floods and landslides caused by torrential rain over the last couple of days. caused by torrential rain over the last couple of days. sport now, and let's go over to the bbc sports centre for a full round—up. good morning. action is underway on the final day of events at the world athletics in london. it follows a remarkable night on the track, with more medals for great britain, including an historic gold in the men's four by 100 metre relay. let's cross live to the london stadium, where we can join jessica creighton. what a night it was, jess? yes,
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john, an incredible night of drama on the track behind me inside the london stadium. 60,000 fans had expected to see that golden goodbye for its mo farah and usain bolt but it didn't quite go to script. instead, it was a golden performance by the british men in the four by 100 metres relay. sheerjoy for the british fans in the stadium. but there was agony for bolt, and sheer joy for great britain in the men's 4 x 100 metres relay. the british team of cj ujah, adam gemili and danny talbot had put nethaneel mitchell—bla ke in a fantastic position for the final leg. bolt, who was running the anchor leg forjamaica, pulled up injured, while mitchell—blake held off america's christian coleman to win britain's second gold of the championships. the crowd erupted to celebrate a truly fantastic performance. joy for the british men, but it wasn't the end to usain bolt‘s track career that he wanted. his final ever race ended with him crumpled in pain on the track. his career ended with eight olympic golds, 11 world championship golds and three world records. we may never see his like again,
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but it wasn't the way bolt would have wanted to end his glittering career. there was another silver medal for the british team in the women's four by 100 metres relay. a thrilling run by the british quartet of asha philip, desiree henry, dina asher—smith and daryll neita. the 100 metres world champion tori bowie anchored the usa to a gold medal. defending champions jamaica were third. it wasn't quite the farewell to a major track championships either that great britain's sir mo farah would have hoped for — the four—time olympic champion will compete in a couple more track races, before switching to running marathons. but this was his last chance to win another gold medal, and he gave it everything in the 5,000 metres. but ethiopian's muktar edris did what farah usually does to the opposition. the briton just didn't have enough left in his legs, after defending his 10,000 metres title. no morning session on the track but
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the racewalking is underway outside the racewalking is underway outside the stadium. there could yet be more british success today because this evening the four by 400 metres relays get underway on the track. the british teams will be in action in the men's and women's. can they match the sprint relay counterparts this evening? thank you, jess. it will be a good day of action at the world athletics championships. same goes for football. the world athletics championships. same goes forfootball. the english premier league back this weekend. this afternoon, manchester united are likely to give new signings lukaku and are likely to give new signings lu ka ku and matic are likely to give new signings lukaku and matic their league debuts as they take on west ham. before that, newcastle united return to the top flight as they take on totte n ha m. my totte n ha m. my commitment is 100% with this team, this club, in terms of trying to win from the first game until the last one. so my ambition is to do well every single game, to get three points, and see where we are in the
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table. i really —— i'm not british a really pleased with everything because it's not true, but i am not saying i will not do my best. england head coach simon middleton has made ten changes for the women's rugby world cup match with italy in dublin this afternoon. it includes all the players who missed out in their opening victory against spain. emily scott captains the team. wales looked to get the tournament back on track as they take on canada. golf and kevin kisner is leading the the us pga championship going into today's final round. the american is looking to win his first major title and has a one shot lead after three rounds. that's all sport for now. i'll have more in the next hour. in nepal, the number of people
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killed in the floods and landslides caused by the torrential rain over the past two days, has reached 49. elephants and rafts have been sent to rescue nearly 500 tourists trapped in lodges near the chitwan national park area. transport networks and power supplies are also thought to have been disrupted in the worst affected areas. learner drivers are to be allowed on to motorways in england, scotland and wales for the first time from next year. the department for transport said lessons must be in a dual—control car with an approved driving instructor. tom burridge reports. learning to drive — something many of us remember doing, mainly in quiet, suburban areas. but, from next year, learners will be allowed onto our motorways. the government says it will make us safer, because when people
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pass their test, they will already have experience of our biggest and fastest roads. it's a good idea, because normally, as they're getting towards the end of their lessons, towards their driving test, i think it is a good idea. if they're well supervised, obviously. we're looking for people who already know how to drive. mainly new drivers, they still cause problems. but when we talk about people, about learners, that would be chaos. it would be chaotic, and i don't think it is a good idea. learners will only be allowed onto a motorway with an approved driving instructor, and only in a car where the front passenger has pedals as well. road safety groups and the agency that represents driving instructors have all welcomed the move. driving on a motorway will not initially become part of the practical driving test. learners will be there just during training. one aim is to reduce the disproportionate number of young people killed and seriously injured on our roads. despite the tensions
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in the peninsula, some south koreans say that the war of words between president trump and pyongyang makes them laugh — and they don't feel particularly under threat. this weekend, thousands of people are attending the annual peace concert, which takes place alongside the north korean border. the bbc‘s yogita limaye reports. k-pop music this is a peace concert being held in south korea barely five kilometres from the border with north korea, which is perhaps one of the most militarised borders in the world. it's been organised every year since 2011 by local authorities but, in light of recent tensions and heightened hostilities, it would seem almost absurd that a government would allow such an event to happen, and that tens of thousands of people would actually come out to attend it and bring their familise
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and bring their families and their children along. k-pop music but that's the thing about south korea, that's the thing about this country — the people here have gotten so used to hearing these harsh words from their northern neighbour that it's almost become a part of normal life. k-pop music korean pop music has often been used as a propaganda tool by south korea, with speakers on the border blaring it into north korea.
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this country has said that it remains open to dialogue with its northern neighbour, but this music is not going to be heard there, it's unlikely to be broadcast there. and south korea's message, at the moment, seems to be falling on deaf ears. how many people does it take to change the 225,000 light bulbs on blackpool tower during the illuminations? wes barry has the job of checking every single one of them before the big switch—on, which is just two weeks away. katie walderman has been to meet him. it's approaching that time of year again when all eyes are on blackpool for the big switch—on. got to get a few... here's the man making sure the main attraction doesn't disappoint. wesley berry's in charge of checking every single led here on the blackpool tower ahead of big switch—on.
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that's a lot to look at, 225,000 to be precise. i have to admit, it's the one time of the year my heart starts to flutter on switch—on night. all eyes, if something doesn't work, it's like, ah, ah! and people love to point out the ones he's missed. there are lots of people saying, you know there's lights out. yeah, yeah, i do. thanks, thanks for telling me! but, being the sole person responsible for their upkeep, just how long does it take to change almost a quarter of a million lights? hopefully in the next few weeks we'll have everything done. and just like your christmas lights, when one goes it takes with it a load more, except wes has to dangle 517 feet and nine inches over the resort‘s landmark in order to fix them. there are some advantages though. it is thrilling every day you come out. it's a fantastic location. a lot of other guys in this industry are working in places you don't
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have the view you have here. great in the sunshine, less so in the wind and rain. you have to be able to stand the cold up here. it becomes my second hobby, watching all the weather people. you really do get a battering from the sea air because we're so close in blackpool. we go overboard on waterproofing just to try to make them last even longer than they're expected to. so, that's the first one replaced. just 224,999 to go! and with just over three weeks to the big switch—on, you better get a wiggle on, wes. let's show you a bit more of certain mo farah, who is on the london eye. four—time olympic champion. he is calling time on his track career at the end of the month. he claimed
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silver, slightly disappointing finale in the 5000 metres at the world championships last night. extraordinary pictures of him. i've got to say, that looks a little bit scary. right on top of the london eye doing the mobot. phil avery, would you be happy to stand on top of it if you were a beard! lovely condition is quite widely across the british islands —— and would not go too close to the edge. for pembroke, a bit more cloud. that is the sort of


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