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number coming in. hopefully it will mean they were. to work out how to help each other. the british already have ships out there, picking up people and also trying to patrol the waters off the libyan coast and indeed the coalition is trying to deal with that. what more can be done? what the libyan prime minister is suggesting is that western nations need to offer more support on land, it is notjust about patrolling the mediterranean. that there is a porous southern border to libya, which is not a stable country, and to prevent the huge numbers of migrants arriving in libya in the first place, apparently 700,000 there just now, of which 98,000 have already attempted to make the crossing to italy, that they need support in strengthening backboard. it feeds into this general fear that individuals from
conflict zones across north africa and the middle east could start to head towards europe. i was at a briefing with the american embassy this morning with the major general rupertjones, the this morning with the major general rupert jones, the deputy this morning with the major general rupertjones, the deputy commander of the coalition infighting isis in iraq and syria and he was trying to offer reassurance that foreign fighters, british, european, north african fighters in syria, they are so african fighters in syria, they are so intent on saving their own lives in that region, they are not focusing on coming back to europe and launching attacks. is there a moral case britain has to answer because of the situation in libya and the intervention of us and the french to topple colonel gaddafi? the crisis in libya was not resolved. when david cameron went in there he thought it would be and we have made it in some ways worse. they call for brussels to police the
border and sometimes you have to make what seems to be a tougher decision that just welcoming make what seems to be a tougher decision thatjust welcoming more boats. it is difficult. there is not easy solution. indeed and another story that has been going on for the last 16 years, the war in afghanistan. apparently it was a stupid war wasting time and effort, according to candidates donald trump, but now he wants to send more troops to afghanistan. it is now his warand no one troops to afghanistan. it is now his war and no one else's. he described the conflict as a waste and would not be the first us presidential candidate who became president who made a u—turn on getting involved in foreign interventions. president obama was the same stop he did and he increased the troops to 100,000 at one point. there is now about 8000 special forces supporting the
afg ha n 8000 special forces supporting the afghan army and the us military suggesting they will increase it by 4000, and donald trump and his defence secretary made it clear they expect other nato members to boost their presence. and the i has a story with our defence secretary said the troop increase is necessary to stay the course but what the i does not say is that we have about 500 troops on the ground at the moment in supporting roles and in june, britain announced it would send over another 85 members of the armed forces. it is unlikely we are going to be amongst those increasing troops on the ground. we are more likely to fill the capability gaps such as providing logistical support, aircraft, advice and training. ido
support, aircraft, advice and training. i do not think we will see an uplift in the numbers of british soldiers going. is there the possibility of mission creep and britain being sucked in slowly again to this conflict? yes, we saw jeremy corbyn said to theresa may today not to follow donald trump library on the issue. i think... jeremy corbyn is noninterventionist here, as trump once was. i think everyone's eyes will be on theresa may to see if she will be on theresa may to see if she will be on theresa may to see if she will be a poodle in this. or, support a nato ally. if she looks like she is going in because maybe she wants a trade deal and a better relationship. although there is probably a lukewarm feeling to sending troops we saw what happens in syria when you do not intervene so in syria when you do not intervene so there might be more public support. the financialtimes. trump and sanctions. us sanctions raise pressure on russia and china to
sever north korea links. the company is america identified in russia and china and what they think is helping send materials to north korea for these missiles and it comes after heightened tensions between america and north korea. especially with china, the donald trump administration is frustrated china has not done more to control north korea and they think they can stop that china has a sway there. by forcing sanctions, in a way america is trying to force china's hand. already we have the response from china which is they expect them to be lifted. and they supported un sanctions against north korea for the recent missile tests, so they feel the action by the us is a mistake and should be reversed. president trump is right, if there
is one country that can affect the behaviour of the regime in pyongyang, seemingly it is the chinese. but they have their own issues. china is concerned about their trading relationship with the states and president trump has not shied away from suggesting it potentially could be ripped up and redrawn. they will have to be conscious i am redrawn. they will have to be coi'iscious i am sure redrawn. they will have to be conscious i am sure of the relationship with the us and also in terms of its relationship with the re st of terms of its relationship with the rest of the region. china is in a strange position where it is seen as being the policeman, relied on by the us to be the policeman for that region when it comes to north korea, but of course has other more complicated relationships with other countries in the region such as south korea, japan, they have to ta ke south korea, japan, they have to take into account. and the
complicated relationship with north korea. does not want that place blowing up and having millions of people flooding over its border. katie, baby boomer drinkers on the telegraph. interesting story. the irresponsible behaviour of the over 50s. why are you looking at me! i am not. that was my littlejoke. 50s. why are you looking at me! i am not. that was my little joke. we we re not. that was my little joke. we were discussing whether to name and shame our parents. the gin and tonics at five o'clock. it means you learn from them. i learned from the best, my parents. i rudely interrupted. risky drinking is down, apart from the over 50s and they say the people visiting hospitals the most, not necessarily with alcoholism, but problems related to drinking a lot of this group. at the
same time, they have probably reached retirement, a perfect time to have a drink. they do not have mortgages for their big houses. and with their triple lock, they are laughing! seriously, we are seeing an incidence of high levels of drinking going down in other age groups. this is the group where it seems to go up. official figures show a trebling of alcohol—related admissions among those between 55 and 74. iron age group that is getting to the point where eventually — — getting to the point where eventually —— it is an age group where other health complications will kick in. and hike alcohol consumption will not be helpful. the front page of the daily mail, the anniversary of the death of princess diana. the princes moment daddy told ‘s mum was dead. diana. the princes moment daddy told
's mum was dead. the express and the mirror have this story from a bbc documentary that is being aired on sunday. i guess it is trying to redress the balance. prince charles came out as the bad guy in the days after and years after diana's death. but in terms of whether the infamous photo the mirror has on the front page, hours after the boys were told their mother had died they were dragged to a church service in balmoral and sat through a sermon from the minister that did not even mention their mother. there was a feeling the father possibly should not have put them through that. they have not spoken much about their father's support for them and this bbc documentary, in it they did and revealed he had been hugely supportive and obviously cares for
them deeply. we saw the battle between both sides in the royal court, the diana and charles sighed, when she was alive, we are almost seeing it play out 20 years later. he was more to blame and fault? we saw in the channel 4 documentary which way that was slant it. this perhaps is a way of redressing things. it is interesting with the anniversary we have had more of this coverage and i think prince charles has been painted in a negative light. an interesting intervention from his sons. it comes when polls show that the public mood is dipping slightly towards prince charles. if the public could, they might push prince william forward and it might be now that public opinion will go up, to show there was a more human side to him. the financialtimes, vanilla crisis puts the posh ice
cream market in a while. this is a story on the scale of the shocking avocado overpriced, how will the middle classes coke? 0f avocado overpriced, how will the middle classes coke? of a few weeks ago. we are talking first world problems. there is a posh london ice cream chain, which i have to say i have been known to frequent. there isa have been known to frequent. there is a branch near me which has had to ta ke is a branch near me which has had to take vanilla off the menu because the vanilla crop from madagascar has been hit by a cyclone and this year the price of vanilla is excessively high and these ice cream parlours cannot survive. if you like mr wimpy, you will be all right, but not the real thing. wimpy, you will be all right, but not the realthing. if wimpy, you will be all right, but not the real thing. if you want to slum it, it is mr —— mr whippy.
not the real thing. if you want to slum it, it is mr -- mr whippy. but the farmers are making more money, so the farmers are making more money, so there is a plus. it is good to have you here. thanks to you both. that is it, thank you to our guests and to you for watching. it has been a disappointing month come august, with not much sunshine 01’ come august, with not much sunshine or warmth but this was more like it this afternoon, in cornwall, 25 degrees, 77 fahrenheit. we had some decent breaks in the cloud and warmth elsewhere, but the exception of northern ireland. a miserable afternoon here. some of the rain very heavy. and there has been thunder and lightning and it continues to track north and east into western scotland overnight. look at this weather watchers
picture. you can see the intensity of the rain. that rain will continue to move into scotland overnight with rumbles of thunder and lightning to start with but that will ease. the rain never really clearing overnight. elsewhere showers. a mild night. we start tomorrow with the rain sitting in western scotland. not a great early morning rush hour, it will push through the spine of scotla nd it will push through the spine of scotland at 8am, moving east. behind it, sunshine into northern ireland and a scattering of showers developing in the afternoon. the weather front sits across the lake district. cloud across wales and out into dorset and affecting the isle of wight. to the east of that sunshine and humid. to the west, slightly fresher air. the system will move through during the day, taking rain into eastern scotland and north east england, never
reaching the south—east. behind showers and a fresher feel. 24 degrees not out of the question may be in east anglia and behind it, around 17—20. things will stay quiet across england and wales for the next few days. but this low will be a nuisance with showers and longer spells of rain likely through thursday. that is the story in northern ireland, western scotland, maybe in the lake district, but elsewhere some sunshine. a very similar story a game into friday. the best of the dry weather in the south—east. this is bbc news.
i'm clive myrie. the headlines at 11pm: ajudge in spain charges two men in connection with last week's terror attack in barcelona as one suspect admits the group had been a planning a much bigger assault. president trump changes policy and commits to sending more troops to afghanistan. businesses across the north of england call on the government to commit to greater transport links ahead of a summit in leeds. and on newsnight, donald trump says america will fight to win in afghanistan, and wants pakistan to stop housing be very terrorists the us is fighting. so how will pakistan respond? —— the very.