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this is bbc news. i'm clive myrie. the headlines at 8.00. the government says the supremacy of eu judges will end after brexit. when we leave the european union, we will be leaving the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice. what we will be able to do is to make our own laws, parliament will make our laws, it is britishjudges who will interpret those laws, and it will be the british supreme court who will be the ultimate arbiter of those laws. a cyclist who killed a woman on the road has been cleared of manslaughter, but convicted of a lesser charge. the husband of kim briggs has now called for a change in the law, and paid this tribute. for us to remember kim, not through the lens of this trail, but for being the beautiful, fun—loving woman who adored her children. a man has beenjailed for 18 years after trying to smuggle a pipe bomb onto a plane at manchester airport. princes william and harry have been
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speaking of the days following the death of their mother, princess diana, and the role of the paparazzi in the car crash. she'd had a...quite a severe head injury, but she was very much alive on the back seat, and those people who'd caused the accident, instead of helping her, they took photos of her dying on the back seat. and more from president trump, who's told supporters in nevada it's time for america to unite following violence in cha rlottesville. it is time to heal the wounds that divide us, and to seek a new unity based on the common values that unite us. we are one people, with one home, and one great flag. and wayne rooney, england's record goalscorer, has announced his retirement from international football. good evening and
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welcome to bbc news. in the latest of its proposals on brexit, the government has published plans on how it wants to end the legal authority of the european court ofjustice in uk affairs. at the moment the court can influence everything from workers‘ rights to trade rules. now theresa may says it will no longer have what she calls a direct say in these matters. but in what critics see as a climbdown, the new plan appears to allow the european court to have some role in future disputes between the eu and britain. here's our political correspondent ben wright. it's about bringing power back to britain. we will take back control of our laws and bring an end to the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice in britain. and for many leave campaigners that is what brexit was all about. take back democracy,
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take back control for our country. can we do it? yes! as it reveals its ideas for how disputes between the eu and the uk might be hammered out in the future, the prime minister denied the government was ditching its big red line. we are very clear we will not have the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice. we will put in place arrangements to ensure that businesses have the confidence of knowing they can continue to trade across the european union. so what is the european court ofjustice and why does it matter? it's because this luxembourg court is the eu's ultimate legal authority, refereeing disputes between eu institutions and member states. its judgments have shaped everything from our food standards to workers‘ rights. for many people it has become a totemic representation of our lack of control of our own laws because basically ministers can find themselves being forced to change uk law because the ec] says what we are trying to do here,
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laws that parliament has passed, are incompatible with european law and we have to change things. but going forward we will have some sort of relationship with the ec] with the eu and and that means we will not be able to divorce ourselves from the influence of the ec] completely. and that is the dilemma for the government. so what does today's paper tell us about its aims? ministers today accepted they would have to keep half an eye on rulings by eu judges after brexit. new arbitration bodies will have to be created to ensure the eu and the uk are playing by the same rules when a trade deal is done. although the ec] would not have direct jurisdiction over the uk, its judges may have a role interpreting eu law. and opposition parties here see the government's position shifting. the government is clearly backtracking on its earlier red lines and saying there has to be some form of dispute resolution through some form of judicial process and that obviously is the case
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and we have indeed said that all along. what the prime minister is now recognising is there will be a role for the european court, whether it is in relation to the withdrawal agreement, the transition period, or even post—brexit in terms of the ec] law, the european court law, that we have incorporated into uk law. and the snp urged the government to rub out its red line on the ec] completely. it is revealing too that most pro—brexit tory mps seem pretty comfortable with the direction the government is going on this. and it is a fact that once britain leaves the european union, judgments by the european court ofjustice will no longer be binding on uk courts. one of the big questions for negotiations is the extent britain chooses to follow eu law and judgments in return for close cooperation on trade, security and more. so what happens next? the chief negotiators from britain and the eu will resume their talks in brussels next week and there have already been disagreements
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between the two sides on the role the ec] should have in the future. today's paperfrom the uk may smooth things over a bit. it shows they are accepting there are painful trade offs to be made and the fact they are now saying that they will not accept the direct effect of the european court ofjustice, they could accept it indirectly affecting the uk post brexit is quite constructive from an eu point of view. centuries of laws piled high in westminster and restoring parliament's sovereignty is fundamental to brexit, but the uk is not about to leap into legal isolation and eu law, as shaped by the ec], will still be relevant here long after we have left. ben wright, bbc news. our political correspondent emma vardy is following the story from westminster. broadly speaking, the brexiteers seem to be comfortable with what this paper is setting out today and that's because it is the case that the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice will end, so brexiteers can put hand
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on heart and say, well, we're delivering what was promised during the referendum. they can claim that this is getting back sovereignty, this is taking back control of our own laws. but what the paper lays out today is the position that it is prepared to be rather flexible on this. and the question is really about how much influence will the european court ofjustice continue to have in future? the paper makes it clear that we cannot cut off the ec] entirely. that influence will continue to exist, and of course this is because, as the government keeps saying, we want to have this close relationship as possible with the customs union in the interests of business, so that we can continue to sell and trade with the eu. so to do that, we need to come up with this method for resolving disputes. the ideas today are just that. they are ideas about what sort of arbitration panel might be formed going forward if we strike a trade deal with the eu. when we start to get down to the nitty—gritty of what that may look like,
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of how much influence perhaps european judges do continue to have in future, that's where we may see some divisions continue to emerge. that's where people may then start to claim that this just isn't sort of what the government... this isn't the government delivering exactly what was promised. but for now, though, if we opt to continue on the path that we're on, aiming to remain very closely linked with the customs union, then it is difficult to see how we can sort of good european court ofjustice out of our lives entirely. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:40 this evening in the papers — our guestsjoining me tonight are lucy fisher, senior political correspondent at the times and hugh muir, associate editor at the guardian. a cyclist who knocked down a woman who later died of her injuries,
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has been cleared of manslaughter. charlie alliston was however found guilty of the charge of causing bodily harm by wanton and furious driving. kim briggs suffered catastrophic head injuries and died a week later. alliston was riding a bike without front brakes, designed for the cycling track, and not the high street. dan johnson reports. it was a split—second encounter with a bike that ended kim briggs' life. she was crossing a busy london street in her lunch break when she was hit. charlie alliston, in the middle, was the cyclist, 18 at the time, a former courier who said he'd tried to swerve. but the bike he was riding should never have been on the road, it was designed for the velodrome — without gears and with no front brake. charlie alliston claimed he did not know he needed one to ride on the road and said he still would not have been able to stop in time. outside court, kim briggs' family welcomed the verdict. i would like to ask you to remember
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kim not through the lens of this trial, but for being the beautiful, fun—loving woman who adored her children and who lived her life to the full and by the mantra, "make every day count". charlie alliston was doing about 18 miles an hour as he approached this junction. the lights were green. he said he saw kim briggs stepping out into the road just beyond the crossing, looking at her phone. he called out and slowed down to less than 1a miles an hour. he called out again and swerved to avoid her. but he told the court she stepped back into his path. on the evening of the crash, charlie alliston wrote online, he later deleted those words and other comments and told the court they were stupid and not thought through.
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this has been a complex case with difficult questions about safety and responsibility and how cyclists and pedestrians share the road. kim briggs' family now wants tougher cycling laws. thejudge remarked charlie alliston has shown no remorse. he will be sentenced next month and has been warned to expect to go to prison. a man who tried to smuggle a pipe bomb on to a plane at manchester airport has been jailed for 18 years. the device was found in nadeem muhammad's luggage as he was passing through security injanuary. but police initially failed to detect that the bomb was viable, and he was allowed to leave the country. from manchester, stuart pollitt reports. a dangerous man with no obvious motive. that was judge patrick field's view of nadeem muhammad. this is the 43—year—old from bury trying to smuggle a bomb on board a ryanairflight to italy.
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the device was picked up by manchester airport security on january the 30th and was confiscated. the airport security chief even put it in her pocket to keep it safe. muhammad was questioned, but not arrested. a week later, he returned to the airport and flew to italy. after the device was found to be potentially viable, he was arrested on february 12 when he returned to the uk. what should have happened much sooner is a formal forensic examination. had that have taken place, we would have been where we are now but much, much quicker. thejudge said there was no obvious motivation behind muhammad's actions. he also strongly criticised the behaviour of greater manchester police and manchester airport security staff, saying their errors in this case had potentially put the public at risk. i think the judge has made some very fair comments and very balanced comments, of course. i think there's lessons to learn for both the airport security and ourselves. there was a set of operating procedures in place. when you find something suspicious, a set of activation procedures to follow. they were not followed on this occasion and we need to learn from that, which is what we've done.
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manchester airport are understood to be unhappy with the judge's comments and are adamant that they followed the correct procedures at all times. magister airport have just put out a statement to the last few minutes and says the security is our main priority and we work closely with government, the police and other agencies to provide passengers with agencies to provide passengers with a safe and secure environment. in this instance, our security team successfully detected a device hidden inside the lining of a suitcase. it was deemed to be a suspicious item and passed to police to investigate further. these actions prevented a potentially dangerous item being taken on board an aircraft and ultimately to a successful prosecution. that statement from manchester airport coming into us in the last couple of minutes. us president donald trump struck a more conciliatory tone tonight, following a rally at which he had lambasted his critics, speaking at a military
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veterans' event in nevada, he called for national unity, crossing racial, political and class divides. it is time to heal the wounds that divide us, and to seek a new unity based on the common values that unite us. we are one people, with one home, and one great flag. applause. we are not defined by the colour of our skin. the figure on our paycheque. or the party of our politics. we are defined by our shared humanity. by our citizenship in this magnificent nation and by the love that fills our hearts. applause. mr trump also touched on his administration's shifting foreign policy. after committing more troops to afghanistan on monday, he reiterated his aims at the event
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in nevada this evening. no longer are we using our military to build democracies. instead, we are forming a coalition of nations that share the aim of stamping out extremism, defeating terrorism and pursuing stability, prosperity and peace. through the generations, america has always prevailed. not by military might alone, but also by the strength of our spirit. with me is leslie vinjamuri, associate professor of international relations at soas and also on the americas programme at chatham house. it's good to see you. thank you for coming. what do you think the response is going to be of the rest of the world when they hear the president of the usa say, no longer
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is it ourjob to build democracies? i think the rest of the world is quite frankly a little bit horrified. the rest of the world, one has to break up because president trump has extended a hand to some countries that felt they weren't being given that hand by president obama. but president trump is often speaking to many different audiences and his most important audience, i think the one thing that really differentiates this administration from the previous administration is that his most important audience is his domestic audience. that is why we see a sort of disregard for a lot of the programmes that the united states has well been associated with to do with diplomacy, power, democracy building, foreign assistance. that is really not a concern of this administration. even in the last week, if we go back to cha rlottesville week, if we go back to charlottesville one week, if we go back to cha rlottesville one week week, if we go back to charlottesville one week ago when president trump's response was so divisive, we see this constant
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concern that he is trying to really protect what he perceives to be that base. what is wrong with that? these are the people who put him in power, but their faith are the people who put him in power, but theirfaith in him, gave the gift that they have had in a democracy of their vote to him. he should be looking out for them, shouldn't he? you say that, but there is the presumption that is not there is the presumption that is not the votes were cast along racial lines which i think isn't right. what we have noticed also is that if you look at the last seven months, the seven months of his presidency. his approval ratings have declined quite dramatically. he at 28 —— 38% and only 28% of that is strongly approving. the majority of americans don't approve of the divisive liquid. this is a president struggling to stay on message, he has changed the key players in the white house. we saw steve banner leave. when his departure, we continue to see this return to a very divisive language. today was
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interesting because this afternoon he went to nevada and here he is speaking to the veterans. he is speaking to the veterans. he is speaking to the american legion who have made it very clear that they don't support hate groups, that they are very opposed. he takes a more moderate tone. undoubtedly he was coached after last night's very divisive speech and when he moves to nevada he is speaking to a very different audience and he speaks about national unity. i think it is very clear to many people that it is a president that we can't predict, that we can't trust to stay on a particular message. certainly not one of unity. last night's speech in arizona was a real low point. the attacks on the media for not being patriotic, the attacks on congress, the attacks on the two republican senators from the state including senator mccain, who has tremendous support across the states and is in a difficult position. this is so far below the baseline of americans expect. indeed. all politicians have
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different constituencies and they have to try to appeal to everybody. one would have thought that perhaps a national leader and someone as significant as president trump would try to spying a baseline of good goodwill to put across all constituencies. he seems to say one thing to want other people, one thing to want other people, one thing to want other people, one thing to another and that leaves a confusing message notjust for people at home in america, but for the rest of the world. is he going to back article five of the nato treaty? will he step in there to defend democracy in certain countries or is he more likely to back vladimir putin, turkey, the chinese on whatever level? it all feels a little bit up in the air. right, and there have been moments in this presidency were a number of people have said there is a non—predictable day about him and about his white house and that may play to his advantage. unpredictability doesn't really play to the advantage of a leader that is trying to really invest in diplomacy
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and long—term relationship building when we have really critical national security issues at stake. north korea, not to mention multiple others. the unpredictability, i think, is partly that there was a concern about who has the ear of donald trump, who is really influencing him? people have sort of looked to the generals, the professionals in the white house, those with really deep national security experience, to see whether they can rein him in and try to help him find a more consistent message. and of course the appointment of john kelly as chief of staff was seen to be something that would really turn things around, the departure of steve banner. with all these changes, we continue to see a president who is moving back and forth, who is not really consistently trying to maintain a level of decorum and decency and dignity in the white house. there is one constant in this and that is the president himself. you talked about the polls. he has gone from 90 plus
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percent down to 75% as forest republicans are concerned. his overall approval —— approval rating is 36, 30 7% or overall approval —— approval rating is 36,30 7% or so overall approval —— approval rating is 36, 30 7% or so across overall approval —— approval rating is 36,30 7% or so across america. how low do you think it can go and what would he have to do to turn it around? it has only gone one way since he walked into the white house. it has gone very low and one keyissue house. it has gone very low and one key issue i think that faces the president in the white house —— and the white house going forward is whether or not this president can get any of his legislative agenda through congress. right now, that relationship is deteriorating between congress and the president. his next big item is tax reform. if he can get tax reform through, that will really make many people in the republican party very, very happy. also losing the support of ceos across america in response to charlottesville, across america in response to cha rlottesville, not across america in response to charlottesville, not only for moral reasons but also for the very obvious reason that america consumers don't really want, don't
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support this line. it is a difficult position but i think moving forward, that legislative agenda is going to be difficult but very important. thank you. the headlines on bbc news: the government says the supremacy of eu judges will end after brexit. a cyclist who killed a woman on the street, has been cleared of manslaughter, but convicted of a lesser charge. a man has beenjailed for 18 years after trying to smuggle a pipe bomb onto a plane at manchester airport. sport now, and a full round up from the bbc sport centre. it's the end of an era for england, their record goalscorer wayne rooney has today decided to retire from international duty at the age of 31 despite being set for a recall. the everton striker was asked by england boss gareth southgate to be involved for the world cup qualifiers against malta and slovakia but rooney says it's
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the right time to bow out. and what an international career it was. 53 goals in 119 appearences there's no question he is one of the all—time great english players. his record speaks for itself. he has so many caps, sony golds, record goal—scorer of course. people argue about the fact that, tournament rise, it has never really happened for him apart from when he burst onto the scene in portugal, where he was so good. you have to remember, it is important to remember, that the vast majority of his career, he has only really been the one england world —class has only really been the one england world—class player. he has gone in ata time world—class player. he has gone in at a time where we have struggled, had bad times in the last few major conditions. we have not had enough world —class conditions. we have not had enough world—class players alongside him. i think he is under and undervalued in the sense that he has played in an era where, apart from when he burst
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onto the scene, he has not played with many world—class players and we will not be competitive in major tournaments. liverpool are looking to secure their place in the group stage of the champions league tonight. they had a 2—1 lead from the first leg play off against german side hoffenheim going into tonight's match, and they've cruising in the 2nd leg at anfield, emre can's tenth minute goal gave liverpool a 1—0 lead. they didn't take long to make it two, mohamed salah following up with the rebound to put jurgen klopp's side 2—0 up. and moments later emre can grabbed his second of the night to make it three and 5—1 on aggregate. liverpool were looking home and dry but in the last few minutes hoffenheim have grabbed a goal back through mark uth. that is 5—2 on aggregate. a0 minutes on the clock. all tonight's scores are on the bbc sport website. there are also five games in the efl cup tonight. just a couple of goals so far. premier league huddersfield are 1—0 down to
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yorkshire rivals rotherham. newcastle are now 2—1 down against nottingham forest and burnley lead blackburn 1—0. there is full commentary of cheltenham against west ham on 5live — that one is currently goalless. britain's chris froome has extended his vuelta a espana lead after today's racing. the fifth stage was won by kazakhstan‘s alexy lutsenko, after be broke clear on the uphill finish. froome's aiming to become the third man to win the a vuelta and the tour de france in the same year. he now has a 10—second advantage over his nearest rival. england's men have reached the semi—finals of the eurohockey championships in amsterdam. they beat ireland 2—1 to progress to the last four as runners—up in pool b behind germany. the men follow in the footsteps of england's women, who face the netherlands in their semi—final tomorrow. in so many ways, it was probably our best performance of this group. how the game went, we dominated for long periods in the first quarter and
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then we end up a goal down and to reflect on it, when the pressure builds and having to stick at it, some of the quality they played, we held out at the back for long periods. we stuck at it and at the end but it was a nailbiter. olympic bronze medallists marcus ellis and chris langridge are through to the third round of the world badminton championships in glasgow. the pair are seeded 1ath in the men's doubles and beat austria by two games to nil. it is cheltenham zero, west ham one. you can listen on bbc radio five live. that is all for now. i can't listen, iamon that is all for now. i can't listen, i am on the tv. thank you. theresa may has stripped the organisation that managed grenfell tower in west london, of its responsibility for the estate. the prime minister admitted there were flaws in the response to the fire there that killed more than 80 people. she attended a private meeting with residents last night,
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to hear their concerns about how the aftermath of disaster is being handled. our correspondent sarah coker has been at the resident meeting this evening in west london what have they been saying? the meeting tonight started with a minute of silence to remember those who died in the fire. and while it has been some time since that tragedy, more than two months now, there is still so much anger about what happened. attending the meeting on their way around 100 people. it lasted for about two hours and as well as residents, there were council leaders, representatives from the police, the fire service, public health. it was quite heated and noisy affair. perhaps showing the level of distrust and the poor relationship then now is between residents and the council. there we re residents and the council. there were the same frustrations about how long it is taking to rehouse
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survivors of the grenfell tower tragedy. many people are still in temporary accommodation, living in hotels, and one man said that the novelty of hotel living quickly wears off. people, he said, i stuck ina limbo. wears off. people, he said, i stuck in a limbo. there was also some anger tonight because people felt they were not getting concrete a nswe rs they were not getting concrete answers about how long this rehousing process would take. some of the residents there met with theresa may at a private meeting last night. did they get any more reassu ra nces last night. did they get any more reassurances about the future from her? yes, as you said, last night, prime minister theresa may met with around 70 residents in private. that was mainly to discuss how this whole event has been handled since the aftermath of the fire. she discussed with them support for bereaved families and also the public enquiry and what happens next with that. she
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also acknowledged the way the council had responded to this in the initial aftermath just had not been good enough. there has also been a lot of criticism from residents about the the tenant management organisation, the group responsible for managing the tower block. today, the prime minister confirmed that organisation will no longer be involved in the running of the estate. the tenant management organisation will no longer have responsibility for the lancaster west housing estate. people were pleased to hear that. what we were also able to do was to hear from specific issues that individuals had at that meeting. i have since spoken to the leader of the council to raise the issues with her that were raised with me at that meeting. because what i want to ensure is that grenfell united residents and others locally are given the support that they need following this terrible tragedy, which has so affected their lives. meanwhile, earlier today, some new
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permanent homes for survivors of g re nfell tower permanent homes for survivors of grenfell tower revealed, permanent homes for survivors of g re nfell tower revealed, 30 permanent homes for survivors of grenfell tower revealed, 30 homes in chelsea bought by the council and there are around —— they are three miles or so from grenfell tower and since monday of residence have been able to register online their preferences for properties but so far, only nine out of 180 households have accepted permanent accommodation and others were some of this frustration is coming from. the council said it will use reserves of up to rehouse residence. sarah, thank you very much. now look at the weather. the weather has been rather dramatic across northern areas over the past 2a hours with lots of rain and localised flooding
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in the next few days, a lot calmer with sunshine and showers and the driest weather towards the south. largely dry across southern areas, the odd mist patch and a few showers for north—west england, northern ireland and western scotland and persistent rain across the northern isles and it will stay wet across orkney and shetland for a good part of tomorrow, further south across scotland, northern ireland and northern england, one or two showers. further south, we should stay largely dry with not many showers. lots of fine weather and sunshine, 22 degrees in london. further ahead, north—western areas will continue to see showers during friday and into the weekend and further south be largely dry with sunshine and in the sunshine it will feel pleasantly warm. that is all from me, for now. hello. this is bbc news.
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the headlines. theresa may insists the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice in the uk will end after brexit. the government has published new details of its position on the issue, with the prime minister saying the uk would "take back control of our laws". a cyclist accused of knocking down and killing a woman as she crossed the street has been cleared of manslaughter. however, charlie alliston was found guilty of causing bodily harm by "wa nton or furious driving". the victim's husband has called for a change in the law and has being paying tribute to her. for us to remember kim, not through the lens of this trial, but for being the beautiful, fun loving woman who adored her children and who lived her life to the full. a man who tried to smuggle a pipe bomb onto a plane at manchester airport has been jailed for 18 years. nadeem muhammad was attempting to board a ryanairflight
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to italy injanuary. and prince harry says he's "very glad" he joined the funeral cortege for his mother, princess diana. he and his brother have been talking about their sense of bewilderment at the grieving crowds following her death, exactly 20 years ago. and us president donald trump has called for national unity in the wake of violence in charlottesville and following an earlier rally at which he had attacked his critics. now to syria, where bit—by—bit, so—called islamic state's caliphate is crumbling. in an exclusive report, our chief international correspondent, lyse doucet, is on the front line of that battle. she'sjoined president assad's forces as they retake more territory held by the militants for years. this is the man leading the syrian
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army against islamic state in eastern syria. the general wants to ta ke eastern syria. the general wants to take us to the front line to see their latest successes. bowing with a soldier's swagger to take back all of syria. tens of thousands of men under his command. translation: of syria. tens of thousands of men under his command. translationzlj of syria. tens of thousands of men under his command. translation: i am hell—bent on victory, we're not scared of death. i am the commander on the ground and i have been wounded three times. this is my arm, look at it. every inch the ruthless commander. charismatic, controversial. he is on eu sanctions list, accused of suppressing peaceful protest in 2011. the general last this off, insisting he is fighting terrorism. this is now
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the armies forward firing position. days ago, this area was under is control. now the fighters are just over the horizon. these soldiers tell us of the latest operation destroyed the closest positions of isjust destroyed the closest positions of is just beyond nut rage so that will allow the syrian army and its russian and iranian allies to move forward by a number of miles. they are heading towards the next province. all of it is an is hands, except for a small enclave. so that is the next big target for the syrian army. we're heading back to the desert town, passing on the way russian convoy. the military might and iran backed militias are crucial here. when is arrived to three years
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ago, almost everyone fled. even in ruin, it is a major prize. it sits ona ruin, it is a major prize. it sits on a strategic crossroads. gas fields on around here. the soldiers ta ke fields on around here. the soldiers take this into what they say was used as a makeshift base. a box of munitions lying next to a jumble of women's clothing. the soldiers tell us women's clothing. the soldiers tell us that is kept women here. and in many houses, they say they found chords like this hanging from hooks. used, they say, for torture. trademarks of iss savage rule but there is no one here to confirm exactly what happened in this house. just outside, this old wreck pulls up, the spoils of war, such as r.
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kicked back into life. is had meant this to a car bomb. we are proud to get it back, the soldier says. whatever isjoke, we get it back, the soldier says. whatever is joke, we will take get it back, the soldier says. whatever isjoke, we will take it back. lyse doucet, bbc news. borisjohnson boris johnson says borisjohnson says libya is a front line in the european struggle against illegal migration and terrorism, on a visit to the capital, he said britain would do more to help the authorities there improve control of the country's southern border. a short time ago mr johnson explained the importance of the country's role in the struggle against migration and terrorism. there is no doubt that libya is our front line in the struggle notjust against illegal migration but also against illegal migration but also against terrorism and some of the people who come across from this
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country through an are unquestionably people who are either already radicalised or who could be involved in terrorism. that is why we are here, the uk is here, helping the coastguard, as you saw earlier on, helping to stabilise the country, trying to glue together both sides of this country and helping to bring back order and stability, that is the key thing for a country that has got amazing potential to make economic progress. borisjohnson in potential to make economic progress. boris johnson in libya. two rival gangs in birmingham have been served with the largest ever injunction to stop them mixing with each other and banning them from certain areas of the city. the gangs are thought to be involved in gun and drugs offences. 18 men must register their phones and vehicles with police. but critics say it'll simply move problems elsewhere. sima kotecha reports. early morning and police in birmingham are getting ready to issue several men with gang injunctions. the judge granted the final order on the 15th ofjuly, i think it was, and we are just on our way to serve that order as we speak.
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for the next two years, the men won't be able to go to certain parts of the city, they won't be able to meet one another and they won't be allowed to post material online. well, we are driving in handsworth, one of the areas where the men will no longer be able to go to. and it's in what's called the exclusion zone. that stretches from the centre of the city to its outskirts. here are the 18 men, 12 of whom are already in prison. they are all suspected of having links with two prominent birmingham gangs, the burger bar boys and thejohnson crew. back in 2003, two teenage girls, letisha shakespeare and charlene ellis, were the innocent victims of a drive—by shooting. they were killed by members of the burger bar boys in a revenge attack on their rival gang. my name's pc evans. we're afterjerome. the injunctions come after a spate of gun and knife attacks in the city. it enables police officers
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to challenge them if they're in particular areas where they're not allowed to be, in exclusion zones. if they're in company with people they are not allowed to be, it enables them to be challenged and taken back to court. it actually disrupts their lifestyle, and that's the one thing that they don't want to happen. but former gang members have told us injunctions don't work. i think it's very stupid, because if a gang person's from a certain area, you tell him now, you can't go to that area, what's stopping the person who he used to roll with, the friends he used to keep, from going to another area to meet the same group of people? so, in reality, all you're doing is making a problem there, and putting the same problem in anotherarea. but there is an argument that at least something is being done to stop gang activity. what would you say to that? i would just say engage a little bit more brain and just think about it. doing something? it's what you do, is it effective?
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if the injunctions are breached, the men could face time in jail. with very few of these orders issued, it is unclear how effective they really are. sima kotecha, bbc news, birmingham. we reported recently that learner drivers are to have lessons on the motorway from next year. now a road safety charity wants driving on rural roads to be made compulsory for learners. figures calculated per billion miles of each type of road show that on rural carriageways, there were 9a3 deaths in 2015. that's compared to 577 on urban routes. and down to 96 deaths on motorways, about a tenth of the rate for rural roads. a word of warning — claire marshall's report begins with pictures of an accident which you might find upsetting. no one, or the animals, were badly hurt. watch what can happen on a quiet rural road. incredibly, the horses and riders have now fully recovered. good boy.
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ali's experience was worse. it wasn't caught on camera, but her last horse was killed. she'd been riding with her son and a friend in a village near melton mowbray. despite all wearing high visibility gear, a car slammed into the back of them. dylan's spine was broken. he had to be put down. the carjust missed her son. how are you, after that? the early days were very difficult for everybody. it was a lot of flashbacks, a lot of fear, a lot of grieving. but, also, not knowing if i would ride again. i live in the countryside and i know that the roads will be busy because it's harvest time. just pull in here. now, a charity says all drivers should be made to learn this kind of thing. 80% of young driver fatalities
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occurred on rural roads. that's why brake's calling for a radical overhaul of the learn to drive system. rosie lives in bristol city centre. she's not used to country lanes. we took her out with a specialist instructor. what's going to happen if you see a tractor coming towards you? how much space is it going to take up? she learns valuable lessons. i definitely get mainly nervous that i'm not doing it right, because they all know the roads very well and they shoot round them. just reassuring me that going slower so you don't crash is a good thing. the department for transport says our roads are some of the safest in the world. but farmers feel the driving test does need to be modernised. agricultural machinery is getting bigger, roads aren't getting any wider and they're not building any more of them. so the issues that we're having every year, you're getting more issues on the roads. the message is that for everyone's safety, including passengers, the challenges of rural driving need to be understood.
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claire marshall, bbc news, leicestershire. david davies is the executive director of the parliamentary advisory council for transport safety a nd advisory council for transport safety and i asked him if learner drivers should be forced as part of their test to get more experience of driving on rural roads. learner drivers getting experience ona learner drivers getting experience on a range of roads would be beneficial but there is a limited amount of evidence as to how much that would impact in the long term on driving styles and in many cases we see risk—taking on country roads by people who have long passed their test and it is not exclusively a problem for younger drivers. why is that? people often get to know the roads, they assume that the roads will be clear and if you come across a horse or cyclist suddenly or another driver who just veers slightly out of the oncoming lane,
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the consequences to the oncoming vehicles at 50 mph, vehicles are not designed to withstand that sort of speed. it is notjust a case of learner drivers are contributing to the higher incidence? learner drivers and young drivers, it is not so much learner drivers but those who have recently passed their test, they have a disproportionately high crash rate but they are not the whole problem on country roads. that is really interesting, so it would make sense to extend the driving test in some ways but you have to look at the road conditions and terms of speed and so on in country areas in order to really tackle this? absolutely and safer vehicles have a part to play. the european commission is proposing changes to the general safety regulations for vehicles and we have been calling on the government to get behind those changes, they are very positive so things like automatic emergency braking could become standard on
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vehicles and that could prevent or reduce casualties and injury severity. we have been hearing a lot about the european court ofjustice and brexit today. it is eu directives that govern a lot of this? there is and ike —— eu directive on the driving test and bust brexit the uk could potentially very the driving test more than it can at the moment. and adjusted. there are changes coming in this yearin there are changes coming in this year in the practical driving test, there will be an extended period of independent driving so the learner drivers will be expected to follow sabnam and in certain areas that could include country roads and almost certainly will include driving at higher speeds, which we think would be very beneficial. it would be shifting the emphasis in the test from low speed manoeuvres, 3—point turns in cul—de—sacs go faster driving where it is more
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challenging and realistic and potentially more risky and important to test drivers that setting. david davies of the parliamentary advisory council for transport safety. the government says the supremacy of eu judges will end after brexit. a cyclist who killed a woman on the street, has been cleared of manslaughter, but convicted of a lesser charge. the husband of kim briggs has now called for a change in the law, and paid this tribute. a man has been jailed in the law, and paid this tribute. a man has beenjailed for 18 in the law, and paid this tribute. a man has been jailed for 18 years after trying to smuggle a pipe bomb onto a plane at manchester airport. our less than impressive summer has led to some significant flooding in parts of the uk today. in a moment we'll hear about the problems in north yorkshire. but first to northern ireland, where derry airport was closed and more than 100 people had to be rescued from their homes after a heavy overnight downpour. the emergency services in
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scarborough say they have struggled to cope with the flash floods. looking at these pictures, it's not hard to see why. this is the town centre, the main street is more of a river. this is still peak holiday season, but for these unlucky campers an early trip home to dry off is probably now on the cards. in england there have been reports of flooding in leeds and york. this, the scene in londonderry. an overnight storm has also caused flooding across northern ireland and the north west of ireland. several people are reported to have had a lucky escape when a main road collapsed, as did the local bridge, leaving some areas inaccessible. yesterday evening, there were 60 separate reports of flooding in northern ireland following heavy rain, with 120 people requiring rescue overnight. according to the met office, two thirds of august's total rainfall fell in just a few hours. the rain has now gone, but the clean—up will take time. prince william has been describing
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how he didn't want the death of his mother to ‘break him' for fear of damaging her legacy. along with prince harry, they've been speaking in a a bbc documentary marking 20 years since diana, princess of wales was killed. this report by our royal correspondent, nicholas witchel, contains some flash photography. 20 years ago they were children, doing their best to cope with their own grief amid the close attention of a grieving nation. it had been their father who had had to break the news to william and harry that their mother was dead. they had been at balmoral and in the documentary they say how relieved they were that the queen had kept them there for a few days. they were grateful too to their father. he did his best for us, says harry. william... god bless you. god bless you, william. but the solitude of balmoral had given way to the intensity of london. they had come out to meet people outside kensington palace. and it is clear that they found the whole experience bewildering. i couldn't understand then, says william, why people were so upset over someone they didn't know.
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the public grieving reached its height on the day of diana's funeral. and they start walking down the road... william and harry were determined not to show their emotions. the decision for them to walk behind their mother's coffin was a collective, family decision, says william. more than anything else they wanted to honour their mother's memory. when you have something so traumatic as the death of your mother when you are 15, as very sadly many people have experienced, and no one wants to experience, it leaves you... you know, it will either make or break you. and i wouldn't let it break me. i wanted it to make me. i wanted her to be proud of the person i would become. i didn't want her worried or her legacy to be that you know, william and or harry were completely and utterly devastated by it. and that all the hard work and all the love and all the energy that she put into us when we were younger would go to waste.
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in the years since diana's death her sons have taken up many of the causes that she championed. the pain may have softened, but in harry's case there is still anger towards the french photographers who pursued diana's speeding car into the alma tunnel in paris. i think one of the hardest things to come to terms with is the fact that the people that chased her through, into the tunnel, were the same people that were taking photographs of her while she was still dying on the back seat of the car. and those people that caused the accident, instead of helping, were taking photographs of her dying on the back seat. and then those photographs made their way back to news desks in this country. 20 years have passed, there is a generation now with no direct memory of these events. but for many it remains a week in britain's recent history which retains its emotional resonance. nicholas witchell, bbc news. and you can see that documentary,
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‘diana, seven days', on bbc one on sunday at 7.30pm. the home office has mistakenly sent about 100 letters to eu citizens living in the uk telling them they're liable for detention and that a decision has been made to remove them from the country. the mistake emerged after a finnish academic, dr eva johanna holmberg, went public when she received a letter. she's married to a uk citizen and does have the right to live here. my first reaction, seeing the envelope, was have i made a mistake, have i forgotten to apply for some travel expenses or something? why am i getting a letter from sheffield, but when i open this, i could not believe my eyes, seeing words like a decision has now been taken to remove you from the united kingdom, in accordance with section ten of the immigration act.
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on the next page, here it is, it says that i am specifically considered a person liable to administrative removal, and i am liable to be detained, unless i move myself from the uk in the next month. a holidaymaker from west sussex has been arrested in turkey for trying to take home some ancient coins he found while snorkelling on a family holiday. toby robyns, an ambulance driver from southwick in west sussex, found the coins on the seabed near bodrum and packed them in his hand luggage. he was arrested as he made his way through security at bodrum airport. piers hopkirk reports. for tony robbins, a family holiday
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turned into a nightmare. currently held in a turkish prison, not knowing when he might return home. that uncertainty and not knowing whether the sentence you are going to get is going to be a short sentence for time served or potentially quite a lengthy prison sentence, it is really highly stressful for the prisoners and theirfamilies. stressful for the prisoners and their families. he had been on a two—week holiday with his family in a resort town. it is understood the coins were found by his children while struggling. but as he and his family attempted to fly back to the uk, the coins were discovered as they made their way through security checks at bodrum airport. after a local museum class the coins as historical artefacts, mr robbins was detained on suspicion of smuggling. if convicted, he could face as long as ten years in prison. there is a requirement that if you find anything in turkey you must report it, if it is found on state land and
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the sea bed counts as that, it belongs to the state and is taking things out of the country or attempting to do so is absolutely prohibited. it is believed mr robbins is being held at a prison around 30 miles north of bodrum. the foreign office says it is providing consular assistance to him and his family. a farmer from wiltshire has defended her actions after thanking fire crews who dealt with a blaze in a pig barn on her property by giving them sausages made from the animals they'd saved. so is what rachel rivers did distasteful or the perfect way to say thank you? sally challoner reports. these month—old organically reared piglets seem blissfully unaware of the debate raging above their heads. it started six months ago when 18 of the relatives were rescued from a burning barn by wiltshire firefighters. the farmer, rachel rivers, was very grateful. as a big thank you we decided that we would give them some sausages once the piglets had reached the age where they were actually going to the butchers. and took some sausages down there for them on their training night.
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what was the reaction? thank you very much! they were over the moon and very thankful. the facebook story certainly caught the imagination with some wondering what all the fuss is about while others called it barbaric and cruel. but we are a nation of pork, bacon and sausage lovers, so it was never going to end well for the piglets. it is very difficult because farming is what we do here and you know, it is not an animal sanctuary, we do not keep animals just for the fun of it. we enjoy them being here and we are very sorry when they actually leave the farm and go on. i can appreciate and i do understand that there are some people who do not eat meat but there are also people that do eat meat and farming is our life. if the piglets had perished in the fire rachel could have lost thousands of pounds. so the firefighters really were saving her bacon and not theris. i think part of the problem is that people go to the supermarket perhaps and by these aren'tjust do not make
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the connection that these come directly from these. some believe in fact if consumers knew more about how meat was produced they would not eat it. regardless of how you dress up this story, the animals are destined for slaughter. they were bred for this, that was their life purpose all along. the reason people are outraged is because they're beginning to make the connection between these cute little pigs on a farm and the food on the plate. as a vegan organisation we encourage people to open their eyes to the reality of farming, whether it is organic or free range or intensive. it all ends in slaughter. it is a question that will not be decided here or at any time soon. but the fact that it has got people talking about where food comes from can only be a good thing. let's get the latest weather with
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ben rich. we have seen dramatic weather in places today, heavy downpours that brought a little bit of localised flooding. things look, through the next few days, a mixture of sunshine and showers and particularly, further south, a lot of dry weather to come. outbreaks of rainfor of dry weather to come. outbreaks of rain for the north—east of scotland and the rain setting in across the northern isles. some showers coming back into western scotland and northern ireland and wales through the night and further south, largely dry with the odd mismatch and cooler and fresher than last night. tomorrow, dry weather with spells of sunshine towards the south and south—east and parts of northern england will see showers, northern ireland and west of scotland a few more showers in the rain continuing across orkney and shetland. 22 degrees in london and towards the end of the week, friday and saturday, northern and western areas with the chance of showers at times
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and further south it should be dry and further south it should be dry and in the sunshine it will feel pleasa ntly and in the sunshine it will feel pleasantly warm. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. remember how donald trump spent an hour on tuesday attacking his enemies? wednesday have brought a different tone. we are not defined by the colour of our skin, the figure on our pay cheque, or at the party of our politics. we are defined by our shared humanity. syrian government troops fighting the islamic state group.|j syrian government troops fighting the islamic state group. i am hell—bent on victory. we're not scared of death. i am a commander on the ground and i've been wounded three times. that's what happened to the samsung note seven. the samsung note eight has been launched in new york. we
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