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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 in this great commonwealth. 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, sir mo farah scales new heights as he waves goodbye to his illustrious track career. 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. coming up, a look back at the history of the supermarket self—service machine, which is a lot older than you might think. find out in click. 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.
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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. 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.
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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. 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.
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the governor of virginia had this to say to those who came to the city. 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
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from 12 to 5pm in emancipation park, which had recently been renamed lee park, for the confederate general robert e lee. he was part of the confederate states of america which opposed the union in the american civil war. it started earlier. i arrived downtown in cha rlottesville. 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. i left for a while to charge my phone at a cafe nearby, and i watched their live feed.
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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 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 were shut down and people were milling around. by 3pm, everything returned to normal to some degree. there was still this air of tension. the national guard and local police were everywhere in the city. it was kind of frightening. and unreal, in some ways. chris suarez, a reporter for a local newspaper. two ministers who previously expressed opposing views on brexit have written a joint newspaper
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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. 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 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,
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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 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 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 cliff 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 position papers to be published?
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that's right. this week the committee for exiting the european union will set out a position paper which will go through in some detail about firstly how the border with northern ireland and the republic of ireland will 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 government has not been clear enough. this will set out the government's plan, and there is talk of perhaps a shenghen style zone within the republic of ireland and great britain, where people are able to move between those countries freely, 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 defeated labour leadership contender? that's right, former
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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 harm. he is calling on politicians from all sides to try to stop the worst consequences of brexit. they should be another vote on it, he says, on the final deal that britain negotiates 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
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in the 4 x 100 metres, with the british team taking gold. 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 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. this morning he has been celebrating
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his success. he climbed to the top of the london eye and did the mobot. he said that he had always told himself that london is where it started and london was where it was going to end. sir mo farah on top of london and on top of the london eye. extraordinary pictures. 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. 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.
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to lead off for the team and get these guys into a good place, the rest of the guys did theirjob and credit to them. it was a fantastic night for british athletics, three medals on the track. nathaniel, 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 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 basked 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.
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i hold that highly. many of the athletes, notjust the british athletes, have praised the crowd. danny, how much do you notice the crowd when you are running? it is unbelievable. moreso 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, wow, the race hasn't even started yet! when the race got going and cj had a great first leg and we were clearly in the lead, adam shouts "hand", and i can barely hear him. you've 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 unbelievable. particularly when you consider that the british men's team have some trouble sometimes getting the baton around safely. how much has that played on your mind when you think
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about all the things that have gone wrong and could go wrong in something as chaotic as a relay? in 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. five years later, to come to the same stadium it's just crazy. 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
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onto our motorways. the government says it will make us safer, because when people 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.
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one aim is to reduce the disproportionate number of young people killed and seriously injured on our roads. this is bbc news. the headlines: a woman has been killed and more 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. sport now, and let's go over to the bbc sports centre for a full round—up. action is back under way at the world athletics championships in london. it follows a remarkable night on the track, with more medals for great britain, including an historic gold in the men's
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four by 100 metre relay. it came after the women's team took silver in their event. but there was no fairytale finish to the career of the great usain bolt. orsirmo farah. he or sir mo farah. he will turn his attention to the marathon. let's cross live to the london stadium, where we can join jessica creighton. what we got to look forward to today? a real night of drama on the track behind me at the london stadium. there could be yet more success for british athletics this evening. four medals on this final day of competition. in the women's 5000 metres final there will be laura muirand a liz metres final there will be laura muir and a liz mcleod and representing great britain. —— eilish mccolgan. you have to wonder how much rest laura muir would have got in the three days since her heat. she collapsed over the finish
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line to take fourth, to take place in the final. you just wonder how much that fourth placed finish in the 1500 metres really took their toll on her. for mccolgan, she was very impressive in her 5000 metres heat. she was just eight hundredths ofa heat. she was just eight hundredths of a second away from equalling her mum's time. both new and mccolgan go off at 7:35pm. also for great britain tonight will be robbie grabarz in the final of the men's high jumper. he will grabarz in the final of the men's highjumper. he will have grabarz in the final of the men's high jumper. he will have very happy memories of this stadium from the bronze medal that he won five years ago. he has had a topsy—turvy season which has included an emergency operation to have his appendix removed in january. operation to have his appendix removed injanuary. he does go into this competition as one of the top five in the world. also on the track
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for great britain will be chris o'hare in the men's1500 metre final. he won the british trials in the lead to these championships and has enjoyed a lot of success on the diamond league circuit. after coming fourth in the semifinals, he says he is going for gold tonight. that is at 8:30pm. as is traditional at the world athletics championships, the final date completes itself with the four by 400 relays. the men's and the women's british teams will be in action. you mentioned the success of the sprint relay teams. the 400 metres runners will not want to be undone. they could well be pushing for a medals tonight. it could be quite a golden finish for the british team on the final day of competition. should be good. thank you. the english premier league back this weekend.
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this afternoon, manchester united 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 tottenham. 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 table. i can't say i'm really pleased with everything because it's not true, but i am not saying i will not do my best. confirmation of those two premier league fixtures. england head coach simon middleton has made ten changes for the women's
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rugby world cup match with italy in dublin this afternoon. it includes all the players who missed out in their opening victory against spain. wales look to get the tournament back on track as they take on canada. that is all your sport for now. thank you. in nepal, the number of people 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. at least 11 people have been arrested for looting containers that had fallen from a cargo ship in brazil. locals went out in small boats to the floating containers, near the port of santos. they took consumer goods, including bicycles, air conditioning units and clothing. port officials said 45 containers had worked loose
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from the ship's deck, possibly dislodged in heavy seas. despite the tensions 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
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such an event to happen, and that tens of thousands of people would actually come out to attend it 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,
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with speakers on the border blaring it into north korea. 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. shooting stars littered the sky last night as the perseid meteor shower was at its peak over the uk. you've been sending in your pictures from around the country. up to 100 shooting stars an hour were visible. there's another opportunity to see the display tonight. the perseid meteor shower happens everyjuly and august, as the earth passes debris from the swift—tuttle comet. i'm joined now by professor monica grady, professor of planetary
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and space sciences at the open university. just explain a little bit more about why we are seeing this extraordinary meteor shower? it is a dramatic side. yes, it is. i believe so. it is cloudy where i am! i didn't see any. i will try again tonight. there isa any. i will try again tonight. there is a comet which comes around the sun every 133 years. as it comes around the sun it sheds dust and gradually all that dust builds up. it spreads along its whole orbit. the earth, as it passes around the sun, it goes through that cloud of dust every year around this time of the year. and so we see all these shooting stars, tiny bits of dust
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from the tail of the comet, burning up from the tail of the comet, burning up in our atmosphere. we see this essentially every summer? every august, between the ninth and the 12th, is the peak. it always get a lot of attention because people are on holiday, they are outside, it's nice weather, one hopes. they are out later. what else is there to do other than look at the sky? how long does it last for roughly? her lungs invisible for? the perseid is that it does make visible through invisible for? the perseid is that it does make visible throuthuly and august. —— the perseid is visible. the tale is quite broad. it is this weekend that is the maximum, friday to sunday night will stop you can see meteors every night of the year. sporadic ones which are just
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random bits of dust, each one about the size of a grain of sand. these you can see if you are somewhat dark and you let your eyes get used to the dark and you can just lie on your back and watched the sky. you will see a meteor. but not 100 of them in an hour. some people have said it will be harder to see this year because the moon is full. from the pictures we have been seeing, i know you couldn't see it very well, but in those parts of the country where there were clear skies, it looked fantastic. yes, it is amazing. even though the moon was out, it is waning. tonight it will bea out, it is waning. tonight it will be a bit smaller. if you get in the shadow of the moon, behind a wall or something like that, so you can block out the moon from your picture, then you should be able to
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see the media is really well. i shall certainly be out there again. give it another go. we are going to get a weather forecast in a minute. maybe that'll give you some advice. professor, thank you for talking to us. professor, thank you for talking to us. let's see what the weather is doing. hello. it is a pleasure to have the dry sphere behind me because there isa dry sphere behind me because there is a super day in prospect for many parts of the british isles. yes, a speckling of showers in northern and north—western scotland, maybe the odd rogue one getting into northern ireland, wales and the south—west. on the bigger picture you get a sense there is a lot of dry weather to be had. the south—east could be looking at 23 or 24 degrees. what news of monday? rather more u nsettled news of monday? rather more unsettled fair in northern and western britain. it stays dry but increasingly cloudy for some parts of eastern england. here again, the
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breeze coming out from the south. we could be looking at possibly 25 degrees. there is no mistaking the fa ct degrees. there is no mistaking the fact it is unsettled further north and west. that area of cloud and rain is pushed into the north sea as we get into tuesday. tuesday is a mixture of sunny spells and showers. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines: one person has been killed


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