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this is bbc news. i'm shaun ley. the headlines at twelve. police have arrested an 18—year—old man in dover in connection with yesterday's london tube bombing. the uk terror threat remains at its highest level — meaning another attack could be imminent. 1000 armed police are patrolling nationwide. the tempo is like at a level we haven't seen for a very long time. nearly 6000 live investigations covering over 3,000 people and another group of 20,000 people we're concerned of. i'm robert hall, live at parsons green tube station, as the police investigation now extends from here in south—west london to the south coast. also in the next hour, borisjohnson revives his promise of more funding for the nhs after brexit. the foreign secretary sets out his vision for what he calls
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britain's "glorious" future outside the eu. a day after north korea's latest missile launch — kim jong—un says he wants to match the military power of the united states. in halfan in half an hour's time, how first responders are working with the gaming industry. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. police have arrested an 18—year—old man at dover in connection with yesterday's bombing of a london underground train. the arrest is described as ‘significant‘. armed police and military personnel are being deployed at key locations across the uk, following the raising of the terror threat level to "critical" — the highest possible alert. it means the government believes a further attack may be imminent. an emergency cobra meeting is being held this lunchtime. our correspondent robert hall
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is outside parsons green station. where the train was attract. the sean —— the news of that arrest broke a couple of hours ago. if it did anything it sure does the intensity and the spread of this huge police investigation. we know that hundreds of officers have been conducting, following up numbers of lines of enquiry, they have been studying cctv from the tube network, they have them looking at 70 pictures and videos provided by members of the public. we did hear from security sources earlier today that we believe that from those images they may have identified someone images they may have identified someone responsible are connected with the attack in the tube station above me here. then the news this arrest happened in the docks at dover, this 18—year—old individual.
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let's get a bit more detail on that front dan freedman down at scotland ya rd front dan freedman down at scotland yard where the statement was released. police confirming this arrest at the port of dover on the south coast. they see any team —year—old man was arrested by kent police under section 41 of the terrorism act. detective assistant commissioner, said we made a significant arrest in our investigation this morning. although we are pleased with the progress made, this investigation continues and the threat terror level remains at its highest ever, critical, which means an attack may be imminent. this arrest will lead to more activity from our officers were strong investigative reasons we will not give any more details on the man rea rrested at not give any more details on the man rearrested at this stage. they also touch on help they have been receiving from the public. the touch on the number of injuries, 29 people
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have been known to be injured. detectives have spoken to 45 witnesses and continue to receive information from the public on the confidential anti—terrorism hotline. they have received 77 images and videos from the public since the attack yesterday morning. it reports to so much happening behind the scenes, although they are not saying much publicly at the moment. clearly a lot is going on and this is a very fast moving investigation which has culminated in one arrest and possibly could lead to more. dan was referring to the fact they are keeping the alert state at critical and they are also keeping in place operation tempura. operation tempura is the enablement to —— that means the government can move troops to guard installations for example where the ministry of defence police
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are normally on station and that those armed officers can then be released to assist with the widening operation, able to respond to any further incidents with the situation at critical. there is a real possibility that could still happen. the investigations need to establish how many people, if there are a numberof how many people, if there are a number of people were involved, who they might be, where they might be, which is why scotland yard, over the la st 24 which is why scotland yard, over the last 24 hours, have been careful not to talk about an individual, but revert to individuals as well. but that critical state and that operation, operation tempura has been stepped up gradually. a light touchis been stepped up gradually. a light touch is the phrase being used by government sources. i suggest that probably means that rather moving a large numberof probably means that rather moving a large number of troops, they are doing it in stages, releasing armed office rs doing it in stages, releasing armed officers as they are required. let's get a little bit more on that. the cobra meeting is happening over the
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lunchtime period. our correspondent leila nathoo is at outside the cobra meeting at whitehall. what can you tell is about the agenda they will have? we cannot get her at the moment. let's stick with the idea of context. earlier on i spoke to the former commander general, a body that is expert in this particular field, general, a body that is expert in this particularfield, the expert —— field of counterterrorism measures and explain what exactly operation tempura set out to achieve. first of all, special forces units which are usually a dozen or so people, coming to london and they have got particular skills in explosives and investigation, that help. troops go to facilities that the public would not normally see and guard them so that the police do not need to go to those facilities and guard them. what the troops do is that the
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backfill for the police. we are not talking about thousands. they put up to 5000 troops on notice, but only use a few hundred. the troops released the armed police to do what the police need to do, so counterterrorism is a police lead and it must be. the public do not wa nt to and it must be. the public do not want to see troops on the streets, thatis want to see troops on the streets, that is not reassuring to the british public. we like to see police streets —— on the streets and operation tempura is to release more lease on the streets. that was michael clarke from the royal united services institute. as we were saying, this is a fast—moving situation and we expect to hear further developments as the morning goes on. we will bring you news when we get information on what that meeting in whitehall. we will be speaking to you later once we have more. earlier, my colleague shaun ley
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spoke to the former head of the national counter terrorism security office chris phillips — who said the fact that the device was in a bucket was ‘key‘ to understanding what happened. what we have seen as we have seen is someone arrested down in kent, dover. and that is quite well known as the best way to get in and out of the country without being picked up by the authorities. so there is no surprise there. it is good they are doing the extra checks today to pick people up. in terms of the investigation now, if they have a potential suspect, presumably they hope that will open up either links to other people or to places? yeah, i would be very surprised if they do not know quite well who is involved in this now. the cctv systems around all the tube networks in that part of london are amazing and they have had hundreds of officers going through that overnight. i am quite surprised we have not seen a picture, that tells a bit of a story because it means, i think, that they know who it is and they are probably just hunting them down. an keen not to tip them off that they had already identified them? exactly, and of course what happens then is that evidence starts to go missing and disappears. they will be doing lots of enquiries
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behind the scenes in order to work out where these people, or person, has been and who they have been with over the last month or two. what about the circumstances in which this bomb went off and the fact that it was on this train, it had been put down on this train, although there does not seem to be an indication that there was anyone with it at the time that it ignited? there is so much we can read from this. the deductions that we can make are quite obvious, really. the fact that there was a timer means that they did not intend to commit suicide. the fact that it was in this bucket is absolutely key, because i think that what has happened there is that they have been mixing this mix to make this bomb up. it wasn't necessarily the final package... they probably had a briefcase or a rucksack to put that in. they started panicking because this stuff was bubbling, which we have seen happen many times before. and this stuff as we mean, and they thought, we will get rid of it as quick as we can.
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what you have to do when it starts doing that, is to keep it cool, so you have to put it in ice. it was put in this little freezer bag which could have had ice around it to keep it cool. they probablyjust got rid of it. i would be very surprised if they travelled too far with that device as it was. if they were not sure of... because it could go off at any time. i think probably the police will be concentrating their minds around close to the tube station, the areas where this bomb factory, as it is, may be found. we will bring you more as this and continues. —— this investigation. borisjohnson has repeated his claim that leaving the eu will save britain £350 million a week, which can be
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spent on the nhs instead. in an extensive article for the daily telegraph he sets out his vision for a low tax, low regulation economy — and says britain is on the verge of a ‘glorious future'. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn said the £350 million claim was dredging up a fantasy. let's ta ke let's take a look at some of mr johnson's statements. there has been a lot of debate over that figure and the bbc‘s team who look at analysing the sort of thing, bbc reality check, see the figure was out of date at the time it was originally made. last year, that was 200 and 52 million a week that britain contributed to the european
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union. —— 200 £52 million a week. some of that was being in the uk. earlier i spoke to the entity —— editor of the spectator. i asked them why the message had changed. the extraordinary thing is that borisjohnson has not been making more of these arguments as he became foreign secretary. someone whose arguments helped swing the election last year. since then we have heard very little from home. he was a columnist at the daily telegraph, he refers to his audience, he refers to them as his friends. he is simply making the case for brexit. i think he has not been doing so because he thinks anything he says will be seen asa
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thinks anything he says will be seen as a leadership bid as he is finding out today. i think that boris knows that no matter what he says of anything, it will see —— be seen as anything, it will see —— be seen as a leadership bid. better to say nothing then? no. why doesn't make sense for someone who is an advocate for brexit to say nothing? to have one of the greatest communicator‘s in the government to say nothing? fraser nelson, editor of the spectator. a day after its latest ballistic missile launch, north korea has said its final goal is to match the military power of the the united states. last night, the un security council described the missile test over japan as highly provocative — but no further sanctions were imposed. bill hayton reports. north korea is celebrating another successful test for its hwasong—12 ballistic missile and kim jong—un was there to congratulate the scientists. he told them his aim
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is to establish a balance of force for the united states, so it cannot threaten his country with military action. but on a visit to an airbase near washington, president trump said the us will never be intimidated. after seeing your capabilities and commitment here today, i am more confident than ever that our options in addressing this threat are both effective and overwhelming. in new york, the un security council discussed the situation for the second time this week. this time, there was no new resolution, only a press statement strongly condemning the missile launch and urging compliance with existing sanctions. and russia says the us has to get serious about talks with north korea. but as russia and china urge patience, the us says it's running out of time. it wants an end to north korea's missile and nuclear programmes,
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but with those programmes making rapid progress, the choices facing world leaders are becoming more difficult. it isa it is a quarter past 12 now. the headlines on bbc news: police have arrested an 18—year—old man in dover in connection with yesterday's bombing on the london underground. the foreign secretary borisjohnson revives the promise of billions of pounds of extra funding for the nhs after brexit. a day after north korea's latest missile launch — kim jong—un says he aims to match the military power of the united states. since 2015, russian forces have been involved in the conflict in syria, fighting to take so called islamic state strongholds and put them back under the control of president assad. our moscow correspondent steve rosenberg has been on an excursion with the russian army to the city of deir ez zor,
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which the syrian army claims to have taken from is in the past few days. on a russian military helicopter, we're heading east across syria. the russian army won't tell us where it's taking us. that's for our own security, they say. somewhere in the desert, there's a quick change to another helicopter and the mystery tour continues. the russians are taking no chances. islamic state's strongholds are in eastern syria. we're escorted by two gunships, in case we come under attack. eventually, we arrive in deir ez—zor, a city only starting to recoverfrom a nightmare. for three years, this part of town was cut off from the rest of the world, surrounded by is fighters. well, with the help of russian air power, the syrian army broke that siege just a few days ago.
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now people here tell us is militants have been pushed back around three miles. but security is still a concern. russian special forces accompany us to the market. the syrian soldiers here, well, they're a little more relaxed. supplying the city with food and drink and medicine is easier now. during the siege, deir ez—zor had to rely on humanitarian aid by air. people here are hoping those days never return. translation: thanks to god, thanks to the syrian army and the russian army — this man says — syria is victorious. there is still fighting in deir ez—zor, but the syrian army has reclaimed much territory in and around the city. this oil—rich region was the heart of islamic state's economy. defeating is here would be a major
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victory for president assad. the russians drove us out of deir ez—zor in armoured vehicles. life may be returning to this city, but there's still danger here. steve rosenberg, bbc news, deir ez—zor. the budget airline ryanair has announced it will be cancelling between 40 to 50 flights a day until the end of october — in order to improve punctuality. approximately 285,000 passengers could be affected. in a statement on their website, the company said this would amount to only 2% of its flights. well, lots of passengers have taken to twitter to voice their unhappiness at the situation. beky lucas wrote "thanks so much @rya nair for cancelling our flight for tomorrow morning. i really appreciate the 24 hours notice that i can't go on holiday!" ali croft tweeted "so we are in krakow & #ryanair cancel our flight home on monday — what? ? ? how are we supposed to get home?" and marcelo heuer says "flight cancelled by @ryanair i try to speak to someone straight on the desk
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at the airport without luck. next flight in 3 days." earlier i spoke to the travel editor of the independent, simon calder, who said it's all to do with a change in ryanair‘s annual leave calendar. it used to be done from april to april. they are chaning it to an ordinary calendar year and therefore everybody who is flying for ryanair — pilots, cabin crew, are thinking help, i've got to take my entitlement before the end of the year. as a result of that, they say they are tightening their staffing and therefore in order to improve their punctuality which has slipped in the last couple of weeks, they want to keep more aircraft on the ground to improve resilience. a cynical person would say that there has been an almighty administrative foul up and that actually as a result of that they are now pre—emptively cancelling flights to the tune of 9000 passengers a day. the kind of, this business of changing the way they calculate holiday, presumably a lot
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of companies if you saw this problem coming down the line you might say, ok, we will be a bit flexible this year, we will allow... you can hold you leave over to the new year, but only this year. yes, it is difficult to get to the bottom of exactly what is going on. there has been some suggestion that the irish aviation authorities are to blame. and it is conceivable that when people come to claim their compensation, which is due to them under european legislation, that ryanair will say, it is beyond our control. that is what they have been telling some passengers already on twitter.. that would be a difficult one to argue successfully in court. the american actor harry dean stanton, known for his roles in the godfather part two, alien, and twin peaks, has died at the age of 91. he appeared in more than 100 films and tv shows over six decades, and was well known in hollywood circles for his showbiz lifestyle. his most recent film, lucky, is due to be released later this month. one of the biggest names in the indian film industry
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is in the uk this week. salman khan is one of the top grossing actors in bollywood and has made more than a hundred films. his tour in the uk will be the first in twelve years. he's been speaking exclusively to the bbc asian network's haroon rashid, ahead of his first concert tonight. singing. he's an international superstar, with hundreds of millions of fans around the world. and this weekend, salman khan is in the uk. one of bollywood's most famous actors is performing here after more than a decade. i'm a huge fan, salman. thank you. oh, my god! i just got to take a picture with salman khan, and... our hearts are beating. and my heart is racing right now. he told me what it's like to meet his british fans. it's amazing. it feels just... you know, it's amazing because the grandparents
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and the parents have, when the kids are growing up, they've kept them in touch with our culture. and our culture is... well, it's mythology, it's religion, it's families together, and it's movies. tell me about how you put a tour like this together. the last time you did this was over 12 years ago in the uk. how do you go about constructing what this production is going to look like? earlier, i used to do a tour like every year and a half, two years, and then i got tired of it. and then we just thought that, you know, just rebooting it a bit, just changing it a little bit, with a much better production value to it, we could once again come and do this. see, it's not about the money here, it's not about... it's about the interaction with the star and the fans. me, i like me, you like me. i like you that much and i come here and i perform here. this week, you were honoured at the house of commons as well. you were given a global diversity award. what does that mean to you?
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what does a global citizen award mean to you? it's an honour. i don't know if i deserve it or not, but they've given me that honour and i, you know, gladly accept it. i never thought that i would ever be in a position like this today. you know? i never thought that i deserved even my first big film. i don't know how long this is going to be there, but whenever it goes away, i hope it goes to somebody well deserving. with thousands expected to attend his concerts this weekend, it doesn't look like his fame is going away any time soon. haroon rashid, bbc news. three years ago prince harry founded the invictus games, an international sports event for wounded service personnel. and next week, ninety competitors — the uk's biggest team yet — para athlete steve brown, a former wheelchair rugby captain, has been to meet a fellow athlete
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competing who's determined not to let a life changing injury hold him back. that is the vehicle where i was on patrol and obviously, i was 20 or 30 feet away, face down. but life goes on. stuart robinson graduated from the raf one day after his 18th birthday. he proudly served his country in northern ireland, iraq and afghanistan, however stuart's life was changed forever when his vehicle drove over an improvised explosive device, or ied, while on a routine patrol in helmand province in 2013. my only overriding memory of that whole time was the fact that because i could open my eyes and because i was still seeing, i was alive. and that moment when your wife and yourself locked eyes, it must have been quite a moment
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for her as much as you? even though she saw me for the first time in hospital, despite the number of limbs that i was missing at the time, she knew it was me. i managed to get out of hospital, i am walking about, and now trying to get involved in sport and using the invictus games as a massive tool to get better. it's a process i know well. after i was injured 13 years ago, i was introduced to wheelchair rugby and captained the gb paralympic team in 2012. it's crazy to think that you watched me play in 2012 as captain and now you are the invictus games captain, going on to your second captaincy as well. what happened, yes, but it was great to watch you guys play and obviously maybe subconsciously,
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i might have kick—started that fire to play the sport and just difficult circumstances led to playing. more than 300 people applied to join the uk squad. that's the biggest number since prince harry founded the games in 2014. 2014 was a really exciting opportunity. we had no idea what invictus was going to be, what the outcomes would be and how it was going to grow and what have seen over the last three years is such a public appetite for what we are doing and such an interest from the guys and girls and a really positive recovery impact. stuart was part of the team which won bronze last year in orlando. now he has the chance to serve his country again and he wants to do even better. a fascinating report there. let me
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bring you a little bit about boris johnson now. perhaps as a result of some of the debate over what exactly his article in the daily telegraph means, he has put out a tweet this lunchtime. that is a speech theresa may is due to give. that is boris johnson. he is perhaps prompted to make that by some of the interpretation made other significant article he has written in the daily telegraph. it covers the whole of two pages of that broadsheet newspaper. in it he addresses, my friends, his readers in the daily telegraph. he was a house journalist there for many yea rs, house journalist there for many years, including a stint working in brussels, reporting on the work of the european union, before he became
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himself a politician. and he sets out not only what he thinks of brexit, but what he thinks should follow. a glorious future where britain should be able to reduce taxes and regulation. he is looking forward to how the prime minister will phrase that when she speaks next week. next it is sport. that win, leaves, crystal palace as the only pointless club in the premier league. they'll be hoping new manager roy hodgson, can change that when he takes charge today for the visit of southampton. watford could find themselves top of the league tonight — they're unbeaten this season in 4th — but today they host free scoring manchester city, who also could jump above city rivals united, who host rooney's return with everton tomorrow. they are two points behind us.
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making an impressive start. it was impressive. he dominated completely the game. it is so physical. the team. he has won more games against a great team. and we need someone to look at our game with city, it is a big test to others. we started very well, we got an important a points. we stay in the fourth position on the table. it is important not to lose focus. in scotland, celtic and aberdeen could be separated this afternoon — aberdeen are behind only on goal difference — they take on kilmarnock, with celtic
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at home to ross county. max verstappen, will be hoping to claim the first pole position, of his career, after topping the timesheets in final practice, ahead of qualifying for the singapore grand prix. red bull have been the quickest team in all three practice sessions at the marina bay street circuit. the dutch teenager was seven hundredths of a second ahead of the ferrari of sebastian vettel, who was clearly pushing to the limit. mercedes aren't expected to do well this weekend, but championship leader lewis hamilton was third quickest just a tenth of a second off verstappen. qualifying gets underway at two o'clock with coverage on radio five live sports extra. in rugby union, world champions new zealand have completed a record victory over south africa in auckland, thumping them 57 points to nil. the all blacks were ruthless, running in eight tries — scott barrett was among the scorers, while his older brother beauden kicked 17 points. it was new zealand's biggest winning margin over the springboks.


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