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this is the new is. —— this is bbc news. i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 11pm: president trump is accused of being too soft on the far right after violence at at a rally in virginia left one person dead and many more injured. the white house defends the president response to the attack, saying his condemnation had been of all extremists, including white supremacists. a joint pledge from the trade secretary and the chancellor: a brexit transition period will not be a back door to staying in the eu. learner drivers will be allowed to have lessons on motorways for the first time from next year. also in the next hour, britain's athletes reach their target at the world championships. great britain finished sixth in the medal table after winning two more relay medals. and we will review the papers, including the metro which starts with the violence in charlottesville. good evening and
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welcome to bbc news. the white house has defended president trump's response to the violence in charlottesville virginia after the biggest gathering of white nationalist groups in america for decades. a 20—year—old man has now been charged with murder after a car was driven into a woman who was part of a demonstration against the far—right rally. 19 other people were injured. after president trump spoke of violence "on many sides," a spokesman clarified today that his condemnation included white supremacists and neo—nazis. our correspondent laura bicker sent this report from charlottesville. after a violent day of division, charlottesville has come together to pray, to show that this city condemns the hate brought here by neo—nazis and white supremacists. the virginia governor went from row to row,
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hugging worshippers in this baptist church, promising to keep politics out of the pulpit but there was a message he felt he had to give. it is political in that the political rhetoric in this country today has bred bigotry. hundreds of white supremacists gathered in the city yesterday for a planned rally. rioting broke out as far right groups including the ku klux klan were challenged by civil rights activists. the police dispersed the crowds, but the day would not end peacefully. a car, at speed, rammed into protesters. the crash killed 32—year—old heather heyer, who had fought racism all her adult life. police have charged 20—year—old james fields with second—degree murder. one of the organisers
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of the far—right rally tried to hold a press c0 nfe re nce but he was heckled. i would like to condemn any of the violence yesterday. i disavow anything that led to folks getting hurt. shame! as the crowd shouted him down, he tried to leave. but instead he was forced to flee. police moved in to keep the protesters back. these people feel that bigotry has no place in the streets of charlottesville, but this could be any town, any city across america. it's an example of the simmering racial tension, and that's become heightened under president trump. the president stopped short of explicitly condemning the alt—right for these violent scenes, and some fear that having donald trump in the white house has
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emboldened white supremacists. it is important for us to call these people what they are, white supremacists. i don't understand why that is difficult. that is what they are. they are not hiding this behind the statue, they did not come here because of a statue, they came here, as david duke said, to fulfil the promise of president trump and take their country back. calm has been restored for now, giving the city time to remember those who lost their lives while challenging hate and trying to keep the peace. laura bicker, charlottesville. after weeks of public divisions between members of the cabinet over brexit, the chancellor philip hammond and the international trade secretary liam fox have made a joint pledge, saying that a transition period will not be a back door to remaining in the eu. the two have previously put forward opposing views on brexit. here's our political correspondent ben wright. he's the brexit—loving trade secretary itching to do deals, but liam fox, seen here in the us last month, has been in a dispute with the man in charge of the economy, philip hammond, over what should happen after britain leaves
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the eu in march 2019. today, though, a united front. writing a joint piece in the sunday telegraph, they say there must not be a cliff edge break when britain leaves the eu in march 2019. they will seek a time—limited transition period with the eu — a victory for philip hammond. but during this period, britain will leave the customs union and the eu single market and the customs union — a win for mr fox. i think it is actually very encouraging because over the last three or four weeks we have seen conflicting signals sent out by various numbers of the cabinet, and now it does look as if someone has said to mr fox and mr hammond, we need to see unity. the customs union sets eu—wide import tariffs. the single market allows free trade and the movement of people. ministers say the uk can leave both while still giving business confidence during our departure from the eu. it sounds worryingly to me as if the price philip hammond has
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had to pay for a transitional arrangement has been to sign up to us leaving the single market and the customs union. i think that is a dreadful mistake for the future of our economy, forjobs, and prosperity in britain. it's in brussels all this will have to be hammered out. the eu insists progress must be made on sorting out the terms of the divorce before the uk's future relationship can be discussed. and one issue the eu wants clarity on is how the border between northern ireland and the republic will work after brexit. this week, the government will publish its formal position paper on the issue, expected to include plans to give irish citizens the right to move freely into the uk after brexit. this week, ministers will also set out their thinking on how a new customs arrangement with the eu could work, and more position papers will follow in a clear effort to scotch criticism that ministers are divided and lack a brexit strategy. it is also intended to put pressure on brussels to crack on with talking about britain's future relationship with the eu sooner rather than later. ben wright, bbc news, westminster.
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the kenyan opposition leader, raila odinga, has given a defiant response to international calls for him to respect the results of last week's presidential election. at a rally in the capital nairobi, he urged his supporters to boycott work tomorrow. he said he would announce his next steps on tuesday. our correspondent alistair leithead has more. they believe the election was stolen, and have taken to the streets. opposition presidential candidate raila odinga toured his strongholds in the capital, the first time he has appeared in public since losing the election. he urged his supporters not to accept the result. "they knew they would be defeated and would have to steal," he told the crowd, "that is why
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they had come to kill innocent people, shoot them, put them in body bags and take them away." dozens have been injured and some people killed this weekend in clashes with police. well, the question was whether the opposition would accept the results of the election. it's prettly clear, now, they are not. they are calling for mass action and for people to reject this result. —— pretty clear. but it won't be national. these are small pockets of protest. much of the country has accepted the result. i therefore wish to declare for uhuru kenyatta. president kenyatta was declared winner on friday night, beating his rival by a wide margin, and has a second term in office. international observers declared the process broadly free and fair and the electoral commission dismissed claims the ballot was hacked or rigged. in a place with a history of ethnic post—election violence, tensions have been raised again.
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the opposition leader has done little to urge peace and is now taking his election challenge to the streets. the so—called islamic state group has claimed responsibility for an attack on us forces in northern iraq in which two americans died. —— islamic state. the violence occurred east of tal afar, west of mosul, a town still under the control of is. the us military said five other people were injured during the fighting. 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. navin khadka, who is the environment correspondent for the bbc world service, gave this update from the capital kathmandu. several rivers have broken their embankments.
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breached their embankments. several of them have joined together. as a result, several settlements, villages, farmlands, they're submerged. highways cut off, roads and bridges washed off. it's a very grim situation. the home minister was on the record just now saying there aren't even adequate boats to rescue people. so basic things are missing. and the government has admitted that they're overwhelmed. there's a lack of resources. so it's a huge issue, and then also not to forget that are many remote areas where there had been no proper roads, no proper ways, and it's very difficult to find out where these people actually are, because of the severe weather, there is no telephone, electricity gone, therefore there is a massive challenge now. 17 former army instructors will come
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before a court martial next month charged with assaults on recruits. the group from the army foundation college in harrogate are due to appear at bulford court martial centre. they face a0 charges, including actual bodily harm and battery. learner drivers are to be allowed onto motorways in england, scotland and wales for the first time next year. they'll need to be accompanied by an approved instructor and in a dual—control vehicle. the government hopes the change of rules will mean drivers will be better prepared to drive on motorways, as daniela relph reports. they can be daunting for young motorists. driving at speed, surrounded by bigger vehicles. from next year, learners will get motorway lessons. sean curley passed his driving test six weeks ago. it took him a further two weeks to brave a motorway on his own. you're going up the slip road. you can see all the cars. you're going to have to move over to the right,
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and there's cars going 70 miles an hour, sometimes faster, and you've not experienced anything like it. you're on your own. it's terrifying. young drivers are much more likely to crash than older motorists. 1.5% of uk licence holders are under 19, but that age group is involved in 9% of fatal or serious crashes. in general, young drivers are seven times more likely to have an accident. if you're a motorist like me, i'd much rather have somebody next to me on a motorway who's been taught how to drive on a motorway than somebody who's just left the test centre and driven straight down onto a motorway for the first time. i think this is something that will mean a safer environment for all motorists. there will be strict rules for learner drivers on motorways. they will have to have an approved driving instructor with them, and they must be in a dual controlled car, where the instructor can take over if necessary. some road safety groups believe the motorway lesson
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should be compulsory, but only once you've passed your test. there is, though, widespread support for this change to the rules. this is all about making it a controlled environment, making sure that nothing can go wrong, or if anything does go wrong, there is a fully qualified and fully trained professional next to them that can help guide them through those situations. not the type of thing i would maybe recommend for mum and dad to help outwith. motorway driving won't be tested. it's additional training to make new motorists drive safely with confidence. daniela relph, bbc news. some breaking news from scotland yard, and we are hearing that a 27—year—old man has been charged in connection with the deaths of two women in northwest london on friday. joshua cullen, 27, has been charged with murder, after two women aged 33 and 66 were stabbed to death two
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days ago. —— joshua cohen. police in london have accused the private car hire firm, uber, of failing to report serious crimes, including sex assaults, in order to protect its reputation. inspector neil billany has written to transport for london saying he has "significant concern" that officers are being kept in the dark about some offences. uber insists it always works closely with the police. dan freedman reports. it's quick, it's easy, but is it dangerous? a senior met police officer says uber are turning a blind eye when drivers are accused of serious crimes by passengers. in a letter to tfl he cites the example of a driver who denies a sexual assault, continues to work for uber, but then allegedly commits a more serious sexual assault while working. uber did not tell the police. i think anyone travelling by private hire vehicle in london wants to know that vehicle is going to be safe and their driver is safe.
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and i think this raises very, very serious concerns about the operation of uber. and if the police have got those serious concerns, then clearly transport for london will need to look at that as they review the license going forward. but uber say the serious sexual assault was a hug which, while inappropriate, might not have prevented the second incident if reported. in the second incident, the driver placed their hand on a passenger's leg. they add that if there is a serious incident involving a licensed driver, they are prevented from using the app and tfl is promptly notified. they were reviewed in may, and in may they were given another four months‘ license, and they really shouldn't have been given one in may. you've seen all the correspondence from the police to tfl warning them what's going on, and tfl have abdicated responsiblity. tfl say... more than a million uberjourneys happen every single week in london. it's clearly popular with some customers, but this is bad news at a very important
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time for the company, with transport for london currently reviewing whether to extend their license or grant them a five—year one when it expires in september. the front pages. the i and the battle of theresa may to remain leader after the election. the telegraph. jacob rees—mogg is calling to cut stamp duty and income tax. he gave speculation there is a bid from him to come for the party leadership. the daily express. calls for a second brexit referendum from david miliband. the financial times. jean—claude junker wants tighter controls on foreign takeovers of eu companies after fears of surging chinese investment. the violence in
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charlottesville. chinese investment. the violence in cha rlottesville. the chinese investment. the violence in charlottesville. the daily mail reports on the nhs drive to reduce the number of early deaths caused by heart disease. the headlines on bbc news. the white house has defended president trump's response to the attack on anti—racism protestors in the us state including white supremacists. the chancellor and the international trade secretary say the government will seek a transition period to help businesses adjust after brexit. learner drivers are to be allowed on motorways in england, scotland, and wales for the first time from next year. it is time for the sport. a full round—up from the bbc sport centre with tulsen tollett. ten days of competition is now over at the world athletics championships in london.
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great britain won two more relay medals tonight, meaning they met the target of six set for them by uk sport. here's our sports correspondent, natalie pirks. the smiles of britain's young relay quartet were infectious. it may not be the amp and everyone wanted to hear, but it sounded just perfect. —— anthem. the future queen of british athletics is laura muir. tonight she was in the 5000 metre final, an unfamiliar distance for her, along with mccolgan. enough for gold. muir, sixth, mccolgan, 10th. it gold. muir, sixth, mccolgan,10th. it was always going to be a big ask. but there are more opportunities tonight for england. could they hit the target they wanted yesterday? britain took 0lympic bronze in the four x 400 metre relay in rio last year. the usa could take some
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beating, though. but whenjamaica's injury struck yet again... and hamstring or something... silva was in their sights. —— silver. emily dymond took it home. the seventh successive world medal in the event for britain. 0ne gold medal was all it would take to make sure britain hit their target of six. the men's four x 400 relay was the final event of the championships. martyn rooney made sure it would be there as. talk about leaving it until late. in the end, though, it does not matter how it comes, success always tastes sweet. natalie pirks, bbc news, at the london stadium. he couldn't end his time on the track on top, but usain bolt was given an emotional farewell on the final night of these championships.
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he was presented with a section of the track from london 2012, a games at which he declared himself a "living legend" by defending his 100 and 200 metre 0lympic titles for a second time, before he completed a lap of honour for the last time. i personally feel this is a good message to the kids that you can work hard, be strong, and push on. for me, if i can leave something like that to the younger generation, no matter what is going on, you can be the best that you can be, that is a good message to leave. after a couple of days of surprise and drama in the premier league, today went as expected with manchester united and tottenham hotspur both starting their season with victories. united are top of the table tonight though after a 4—0 win over west ham and a memorable debut for their new striker. ben croucher has more. when it comes to buying strikers from everton, manchester united have a bit of previous lock. wayne rooney turned out 0k. a bit of previous lock. wayne rooney turned out ok. so what about romelu
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lu ka ku ? the forward turned out ok. so what about romelu lukaku? the forward gave this. just over half an hour to open his account with manchester united. making the most of slack set piece defending to get two thirds of the way here. a spearhead for the united guilt. this signing gave a little warning this would not be a sunday stroll. the woodwork was against him. and another striker in marcus rashford, inches away. could jose mourinho cause problems? yes with this replacement. paul popper did not need to be that close. a strike to send united top of the table. —— pogba. with such firepower already ignited, could this be the season for them? in the earlier kick—off, newcastle's first match back in the premier league ended in defeat, they lost at home to tottenham, after their captain
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jonjo shelvey was sent—off. it was 0—0 at that point, early in the second half, but spurs took control after the hour mark, this goalfrom england international dele alli and another from ben davies sealed a 2—0 win. the world's most expensive footballer, neymar, made his debut for paris st germain this evening. the brazilian, who last week completed a £200 million move from barcelona, marked his first start for the french champions with the final goal in a 3—0 win over gangomp. in the last half an hour, the leaders have teed off in the final round of the uspga championship at quail hollow. american, kevin kisner, is the man they're all trying to catch. he started the day leading by one on seven under and safely parred his opening hole. world number three, hideki matsuyama, though has slipped two shots off the pace after a bogey at the second. stay with us, you will see something special. there it is. this is the latest leaderboard.
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justin thomas leads by one. hideki matsuyama is a shot further back. rory mcilroy had a decent day. this is hideki matsuyama teeing off at present as he looks to become the first japanese male to win a major championship. that is live on bbc two at the present and the bbc sport website england's women have continued the defence of their rugby world cup website their rugby world cup with an emphatic 56—13 win over italy. head coach, simon middleton, changed three—quarters of the team that beat spain in midweek, but it didn't seem to affect the world champions. they ran in ten tries for the second game in a row. england top their pool, with one round of matches to go before the knock—out stages.
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wales though can't qualify for the semi—finals after their second defeat in a row, this time 15—0 to canada. but hosts, ireland, beatjapan 24—14 to keep alive their hopes of making it to the last four. that's all the sport for now. thank you very much, tulsen tollett. police in denmark searching for a missing swedish woman say they've found no clues on the submarine where she was last seen. the owner and designer of the submarine escaped when it sank. he's being questioned. the vessel has now been salvaged. police say it was sunk deliberately. danny aeberhard has more. investigators have begun scouring the nautilus. they're looking for clues to help solve the mystery about what might have happened aboard on thursday night. kim wall, a freelance journalist whose work has been published internationally has not been seen or heard from since. the sub was raised off the sea bed on saturday and brought to land overnight where it was partially drained.
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no—one, either dear or alive, was found inside. but forensic specialists will continue their work. after he was arrested on friday, peter madsen said he had dropped ms wall off on one of copenhagen‘s islands on thursday night. a police spokesman said he had not given a different explanation of what happened during the voyage. the spokesman would not elaborate. he also cast doubt on his account that the nautilus sank when he was trying to repair an issue with the tanks that are used for ballast. he told journalists that the submarine had apparently been sunk deliberately. meanwhile, the search for mrs wall or her body continues. bbc news. a policeman was stabbed to death near a station in istanbul by a suspected member of the so—called islamic state group, turkish media reports. the attacker, who was suspected of preparing to carry out a suicide bombing, was shot dead after killing the policeman,
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a pro—government news agency said. it is believed the attacker had already been arrested and was being transported to a police station when the stabbing occurred. a rare white moose has been captured on film in sweden. it's one ofjust100 left in sweden. here's a few more details about this very unusal animal. rather beautiful, isn't it? shooting stars littered the sky last night as the perseud meteor shower was at its peak over the uk. you've been sending in your pictures from around the country. thank you for those. up to 100 shooting stars an hour were visible, there's another opportunity to see the display tonight. it's an annual event as the earth passes debris from the swift—tuttle comet. it is time for a look at the weather forecast. good evening. it has been a gorgeous day for many of us with
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lots of blue sky and sunshine coming through. i hope you managed to get out and enjoy it. look at this fabulous beach at in kent this afternoon. very pleasant. highs in the west of london of 23 degrees. through the day, showers in scotland and rain in the west. a sign of what is to come through the night and into tomorrow. change for all of us as the wet and windy weather comes in across northern ireland and in the western scotland. certainly more cloud comes in tonight. not as cold. the further east you are, the better your chance of seeing the perseus meteor shower. the rain is already clearing the in northern ireland to the some is resistant into the lake district. rain to the west of the pennines, try to the east. the rain
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will be into south—west england and wales as well. sunshine in the south—east corner and east anglia. clinging onto the sun through the day. the cloud will thicken into the midlands. 0utbreaks day. the cloud will thicken into the midlands. outbreaks of rain, though light and patchy, moving in. showers a northern ireland to be some could be heavy and thundery by the middle of the afternoon. the highest values just like today, 23 in the south—east corner. that rain will arise and go steadily eased overnight. —— arrive. —— east. tuesday looks promising. most of the rain will have cleared out through the night. some of the showers could be quite heavy again and possibly thundery. 16— 18 degrees in the north. a transient ridge of high pressure tries to build, but not for
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long before another area of low pressure starts to threaten. it looks like on the whole when they will be quiet before more rain arrives. this week is quite. —— wednesday. turning just a little bit cooler later.
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