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good afternoon. spain's interior minister says the terror cell behind the twin attacks has now been "completely dismantled." officials believe the cell consisted of 12 young men, mainly moroccan nationals. the hunt is still on for the suspected driver of the van which killed 13 people in barcelona on thursday. he's been named as younes abouyaaqoub. from barcelona, james reynolds sent this report. this morning in barcelona the mayor opens the book of condolences. the city has lost residents of its own and visitors from abroad. the attacks surprised barcelona. it is the first time the city has been hit in more than 30 years. barcelona now follows the same rhythm of mourning familiar to so many other cities on this continent. this footage from a museum security camera appears to show part of the attack. the van goghs at great speed through las ramblas. passers—by run for their
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lives. the police type this attack to the one in the town of cambrils in which five suspects were shot dead. at first investigators believe that one of the cambrils suspects was also the barcelona attacker but now they are investigating the possibility that 22—year—old younes abouyaaqoub from morocco may have carried out the attack. he is currently at large. a 17—year—old from britain and still you got separated from his mother, who was injured —— seven—year—old. separated from his mother, who was injured —— seven—year—oldlj separated from his mother, who was injured -- seven-year-old. i am worried. i cannot hear anything. i wa nt to worried. i cannot hear anything. i want to hear what is happening. the authorities are keeping victim's bodies at the medical institute. the king of spain has visited the
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injured recovering in hospitals. it may take some time for all those killed to be identified and publicly named. the suspected van driver was from the town of ripoll. there for us now is our correspondent, wyre davies. what do we know about this man? what is remarkable about the suspect, the only one thought to be still at large, younes abouyaaqoub, is he is one of several suspects, perhaps ten oi’ one of several suspects, perhaps ten orii, one of several suspects, perhaps ten or 11, who come from the small town high up in the mountains outside barcelona. how he and the others came to be radicalised is a big question for the police but he is still on the run hence this big police roadblock outside the town. the spanish government is saying that the other members of the sale have been dismantled. all of those
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suspects responsible for the attacks in barcelona and further down the coast. as things stand the terror threat remains on level four. the police say b—cell has been dismantled. apart from the question of captaining the main driver in the barcelona attack. thank you. security officials in finland say a british citizen was injured in the knife attack in the city of turku yesterday, in which two people were killed. police are treating it as a terrorist incident, saying the 18—year—old moroccan suspect appeared to have targeted women. he was shot and wounded by officers. four other people have been arrested at an apartment. nearly 600 people have been killed and 16 million affected by floods in south asia, causing severe food shortages and a growing risk of water borne disease. heavy monsoon rains hit bangladesh, india and nepal.
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aid officials say the situation is fast becoming one of the most serious humanitarian crises in the region for many years. andy moore reports. the aid agencies say these are the worst floods to hit south east asia in many years, a humanitarian crisis is feared. medicines and food are being taken by boat to the affected areas. the red cross said millions of people faced hunger and disease. the situation could get worse in the days and weeks ahead. in bangladesh more than a third of the country is under water. four million people are affected. at least 56 have died. this woman said she had never seen such a flood. her house had been washed away and now there was no food. in india bridges have been destroyed making it difficult to reach those who need help. thousands are building makeshift shelters wherever they can on higher ground. save the children said the immediate
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situation was desperate and further heavy rain is forecast. two men have appeared in court charged with murder after the body of a woman was found in a burning car in sunderland earlier this week. 39—year—old stephen unwin, from houghton, and william mcfall, who's 50 and from blackpool, appeared before newcastle crown court this morning and were remanded in custody. donald trump's former chief strategist, steve bannon, has vowed to fight the president's opponents, despite being fired from his job at the white house. mr bannon was seen as the architect of mr trump's right wing agenda, he'll return to a role at the ultra—conservative website breitbart news. david willis reports. steve bannon, widely credited for helping steer donald trump to victory, he was one of the most powerful men in the white house. if you think they will give your country back without a fight, you are sadly mistaken. every day — every day, it is going to be a fight.
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steve bannon has now returned to right—wing website breitbart news, which he ran before leaving tojoin the trump campaign a year ago. he has said that he intends to keep fighting on the president's behalf, but in an interview with the conservative magazine the weekly standard, he has said that the trump presidency that they fought for and won is now over. he is not a racist. i can tell you that. he is a good person. he actually gets a very unfair press in that regard. but we'll see what happens with mr bannon. by the time donald trump had made that less than ringing endorsement of his special adviser earlier this week the die was cast. steve bannon‘s clashes with more moderate forces in the west wing coupled with renewed accusations following the violence in charlottesville that he harboured white nationalist sympathies helped seal his fate. all of which leaves the president an increasingly lonely and isolated figure.
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while steve bannon‘s departure is a victory for those who wanted to see an end to the more extreme elements in the west wing, whether it will lead to a better functioning white house remains to be seen. david willis, bbc news. now, with news of all the day's sport, here's jess creighton at the bbc sport centre. this weekend's premier league football matches are under way, with swansea hosting manchester united in the early kick—off. both teams have had chances at the liberty stadium, withjordan ayew hitting the crossbar for swansea in the first three minutes. not long after, manchester struck back, defender philjones rose to head this free kick against the woodwork. after 36 minutes the score is 0—0. champions celtic are also playing in the scottish premiership — they're playing at kilmarnock. celtic have conceded one goal in
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eight games across all competitions this season but after a 5—0 victory on wednesday in the champions league there have been few chances for the away side. captain scott brown going the courses. 0—0. england's cricketers get under way in less than 20 minutes on day three of the first test against the west indies at edgbaston. this day—night test has been dominated by the hosts. alastair cook the star so far. his mammoth innings of 243, with some help from west indies fielders, pushed england towards 514 for eight declared in theirfirst innings. as the natural light faded, james anderson removed opener kraig brathwaite. west indies will resume trailing by a70 runs, with nine wickets remaining. exactly 12 months ago in rio, britain's women's hockey team won that dramatic olympic gold. with a team made entirely of england players, it capped the country's most successful period in the sport. today, many of those players
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will begin england's defence of their european title in amsterdam. lizzie greenwood hughes reports. the most magical moment in our career. it did not feel real. great britain have won the olympic gold medal. something we dreamt of our whole lives. it has been crazy. that golden moment was the result of a carefully planned transformation of british and away from the olympics english women's hockey. starting with bronze in london 2012, european gold in 2015 and hokey‘s holy grail in 2016. england are ranked number two in the world and start the title defence of one of the favourites. we have something to that new talent in the team. the combination is going
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to be fast, exciting, a good tournament. if england other team eve ryo ne tournament. if england other team everyone wants to beat the goalkeeper is the one they want to score past. yes! her her oiks earned her the title of the world's best goalkeeper. and a transfer to a professional club. i wanted to improve my game and i will continue to play their next season so it will be like going home. i live in amsterdam when i am over there. if we are set to meet the dutch it will be quite a game because they have revenge planned against us. we have upset the party a few times. we will beat sure we get through the group stage first. england are quietly confident everything is in place to retain their european title and if that means winning another penalty shoot out they are ready. england are the champions. and england play ireland
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in their opening match in about half an hour's time. earlier today scotland lost to germany. great britain are competing in the championships taking place in poland for the first time. celtic have gone 1-0 for the first time. celtic have gone 1—0 up against kilmarnock. you can see more on all of today's stories on the bbc news channel. the next news on bbc one is at 6:30pm. bye for now. hello. you're watching the bbc news channel with rachel schofield.
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more now on our top story — and the spanish government has announced that it will take steps to boost security at tourist resorts, following the van attack in barcelona, which killed 13 people. police are still searching for three men, alleged to have been involved in the attacks in barcelona and cambrils. at a news conference in the last hour, the spanish interior minister said the threat level would stay at one notch below the maximum, meaning that police will remain in charge of security on the streets, rather than the military. is is attending a special meeting to do with terrorism, which deals with all this spanish expert on the subject of terrorism, and those who bears no the risks and a threats to which we have been confronted. this
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meeting... all the relevant forces we re meeting... all the relevant forces were present, the police, the civic guard, the national police, the centre against organised crime, the intelligence agency and the tom and is for police forces. it is of capital importance at the moment for oui’ capital importance at the moment for our citizens that these experts carry out evaluation of the consequences and short and medium—term and put on the table the different results of the analysis to do with this. this meeting of experts analysed in detail what has taken place, experts analysed in detail what has ta ken place, what experts analysed in detail what has taken place, what the consequences are far the spanish people with information that we have at present,
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and we have also re—evaluated the level of maximum alert in relation to the terrorist threat and the experts unanimously propose, and they have followed their advice to maintain heightened risk of terrorist attempt number four out of five. thus reinforcing the actual level, the present level, with additional measures the headlines on bbc news: spanish police say they believe the driver of the van which ploughed into pedestrians in barcelona is still at large. an international manhunt is now underway for cheese but —— chief suspect younes abouyaaqoub. steve bannon has tried to fight the
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president's opponents despite being fired from herjob at the white house. he was seen as the architect buster trump ‘s right—wing agenda. more now on the news that officials say more than 16 million people have been affected by severe flooding in parts of nepal, india and bangladesh. 500 people are thought to have been killed, with conditions are expected to deteriorate further over the weekend. the red cross and red crescent say it is becoming one of the worst regional humanitarian crises in years. our correspondent sanjoy majumder is in bangladesh. i am in the worst affected region as far as the floods are concerned. the reason for that is, this is where some of the rivers that flow from neighbouring india enter bangladesh, and the last few days, because of heavy rains on that side of the border, the levels of the rivers have been rising alarmingly. houses have been submerged, farmland, hundreds of thousands of people have been moved into temporary relief camps.
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in this area alone, 3000 schools have been shut down either because they are under water or they're badly damaged. the focus of the government and the international relief agencies is to try and get supplies of food, water and medicine as quickly to these affected people as is possible. many people are complaining that supplies simply aren't getting through, and one of the reasons for that is that in much of this area, road and rail links have been affected, so the only way to get supplies across to them is by boat or from the air. the other big worry now is that even though this is the worst affected area, the focus is shifting to central bangladesh, where river levels are also rising. and the fear is, that is the place that could be affected next. the physicist professor stephen hawking has accused the health secretary, jeremy hunt, of "cherry—picking" evidence to support his policies. he has praised the nhs, but attacked the provision
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of private health care in england. mr hunt has described the scientist's claims as wrong. here's our health correspondent, jane dreaper. he is one of the world's best—known scientists. professor stephen hawking was diagnosed with motoneuron disease at the age of 21. he turned 75 at the start of this year. a milestone celebrated at a scientific conference last month. # happy birthday to you...# a scientific conference last month. professor hawking says he wouldn't a scientific conference last month. be alive without the large amount of high—quality nhs treatment he has received. but he is concerned about the future of the health service in england, defending it as the most efficient and cost—effective system. in a speech which describes his medical history and how he sometimes had to challenge doctors, professor hawking said: quoting the use of private agency staff as an example. he also accusesjeremy hunt
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of "cherry picking" research papers to support his case for changing weekend services. professor hawking says that while he wants more weekend services, he believes there has been no due diligence done in the case of the so—called seven—day nhs. the government says it makes no apology for being the first to tackle what it describes as "unacceptable variation in care" across the week. and ministers believe patients in england should be able to access the best treatments based on the quality of care, rather than who's providing them. with the average person taking on 11 jobs during their career, it seems the idea of a "job for life" is increasingly becoming a thing of the past. but with different employers come different pension pots — and that can make keeping track of your finances rather confusing. so — as moneybox presenter, louise cooper, has been finding out — the government is looking to simplify things. we have in front of us, your
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pensions papers. 55-year-old john from newbury has had a job since you started work at the age of 20. he knows he has paid into a variety of pensions, but keeping hold of all the paperwork has been a problem.- i was reaching 55, i decided to review my pension situation, and it was then i realise i know very little about my pensions, except the fa ct little about my pensions, except the fact that i have one big pension when i worked in a company for quite a long period of time. the department for work and pensions estimate there is currently £400 million in an claim pension savings, and john worries he might be adding to the part. definitely, when i worked as a nurse, i don't know what happened to that pension, no idea. and later on when i worked in another company, i have no idea... i
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have no paperwork, and it was over 20 years ago, so no paperwork for that at all. john is not alone. the government have recognised that this isa government have recognised that this is a big problem, so they have asked the association of british insurers to work with the industry to create an online dashboard, a place where people can log on and see their in one place. so this is a pensions dashboard? absolutely right. for this hypothetical test passing, we found eight pensions. they are all listed. you can see that this person has a state pension from the department for work and pensions, and you can get additional information if you want. we also find he has two final salary schemes, and he has anotherfive jobs, and yes five contribution pension schemes, and all of that
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together. so it adds it all up? it says you have just over £4000 a month to look forward to. lucky had excellent esrd latte. he is doing just fine. this is the last than half of all pensions. ultimately, there is always a national, and people have other priorities. we just believe there has to be that clear signalfrom government. just believe there has to be that clear signal from government. this has to be done. if you don't do it, you will be breaking the law, and then we will actually have that sort of servers for people. there dashboard should be available in 2018, and it is a type of service that people likejohn will find invaluable when it comes to working out their income and environment. within the past half hour, president trump has given his first
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reaction since the departure of his chief strategist, steve bannon, from the white house. in a tweet, the president said "i want to thank steve bannon for his service. he came to the campaign during my run against crooked hillary clinton — it was great! thanks". mr bannon was seen as the architect of mr trump's right wing agenda, but had come underfire recently for disagreeing with the president. he'll return to a role at the ultra—conservative website, breitbart news. chris roebuck is a visiting professor of transformational leadership at cass business school. he also has taking senior roles in various businesses. this is fascinating. is this a good move by president trump? well, you could say, as president trump a businessman? and many people would say that he isn't in the sense that rex tillerson as, and president trump has essentially run an empire
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of fees down —— fivesome around property. it is not the same. describing your boss as someone on the same level as the leader of north korea is not subtle. it was expected that there would be a response, but also the problem is that no ban on is outside the tent. president trump loves to have teams that are competing, the problem is that are competing, the problem is that the team that president trump 110w that the team that president trump now has competing and not competing, they are actually trying to pull in different directions, and that is a fundamentally flawed leadership can't set —— concept. fundamentally flawed leadership can't set -- concept. the suggestion that the desert flight set up in the white house, you would agree? you just have to look at the evidence! i don't have to make a judgment on that, we can all see it. then reality, the problem is that president trump is working on a
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leadership strategy that is fundamentally flawed. he is working ona fundamentally flawed. he is working on a principle of appealing to a small core base, both in terms of the white house and in terms of has voters, and not bringing consensus. the core principle about leadership being effective is if you can bring everybody together, then the output is going to be one that is much more productive than if you only pander toa productive than if you only pander to a small minority. the problem that president trump has is that he is effectively breaking all the rules of good leadership to advance himself, not realising, in the end, it is self—defeating. himself, not realising, in the end, it is self-defeating. so now when he thinks how he he is going to reject things, and we see how easy is haemorrhaging staff. what would be your advice? has he transformed things, or is he beyond advice? there are two matic is there. clearly, he has a ability to create
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a team and a tramp, kelly. by president trump thinks that these things will be sexist will in a different situation. president trump boggle off the rails. —— robbie effective in a different situation. when he does go off the rails, tried to recover the damage as quickly as possible. also, try and keep competing interests under president trump at least vaguely going in the same direction. so that is you advertise. on the other hand, looking outside the white house, there is a corner of top voters who expect a certain message, but if he is going to get content is he needs to change that. how does he balance out? it is interesting. 6696 to change that. how does he balance out? it is interesting. 66% of those public and supporters that support president trump, effectively say
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they will support him whatever he died. it is a cult of character, basically. exactly. what is going on the is that buy me ate at an emotional concept to a leader or person of what we want to achieve, it has the ability to push out of rational thinking. and i am not thing that all president trump autos and irrational, but the evidence as that if they say they will support him ina that if they say they will support him in a matter what, there is an emotional element there. president trump needs to make a decision. as he prepared to lose some of his base to get more people on site. and has based his career, has caught driver has never been one of consensus, but i must when all the time. hence, not apologising, hence getting rid of
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steve bannon, hence, like humility. interestingly, all of those things, if you flip over, and the debt leaders who have been successful and the look at nelson mandela, you could say that president trump has not been successful. you think president trump is not enjoying his job any more? do you think he may say he has had enough?” job any more? do you think he may say he has had enough? i think, if has departure from washington to be really energised by hasbro is, clearly he is not enjoying all the aspect of it. but don't forget that tom has to be the winner. he will never surrender. tom has to be the winner. he will never surrender. the problem with thatis never surrender. the problem with that is that therefore he is going to stick it to whatever the consequences are for ham, has team, the country. very interesting stuff. hanky very much. another afternoon of dodging
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shadows. they have been piling in from the west. the line share over the coming hours will remain across parts of wales, northern england, northern ireland and wales. some gusty westerly winds, will make it feel quite still. 2021 for eastern and south—eastern england with more sunshine and showers. the showers to lose energy to this evening and tonight. they will continue across parts of scotland and north—west. temperatures typically between ten and 15 celsius, but they could debt down in the countryside. it bhl is that. more cloud in the south—west of england to bringing an patchy rain. northern ireland and wales will cds in the afternoon. it doesn't get across to much of england and scotland in a day. spells sunshine, and in lighter ones, it should start to feel a little bit warmer. cooler by the
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