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this is bbc news. the headlines at 8pm: ryanair says it rya nair says it faces ryanair says it faces a compensation bill of £18 million for cancelling thousands of flights over the coming weeks. when we make a mess we come out with our hands up and try to explain why we have made that mess and we will pay compensation to those passengers entitled to compensation which will be those flights cancelled over the next two weeks. as theresa may attempts to reassert her authority over brexit talks, borisjohnson confirms she's very much in the driving seat. the uk government is driven from the front and we all have the same destination in our sights. that is getting a good dealfor brexit. there is one driver in this car, to use there is one driver in this car, to use amber's metaphor. it's theresa. new cctv footage has emerged appearing to show the parsons green tube bomber in the hours before last week's explosion.
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two men are still being questioned by police. hurricane maria has strengthened to a major category three hurricane as it heads towards the leeward islands in the caribbean. also in the next hour — around the world in 79 days. british cyclist mark beaumont smashes the world record after circumnavigating the globe by bike quicker than jules verne's famous hero the handmaid ‘stale! the handmaid 's tale! and the enemies are dominated by the handmaid ‘stale and big little lies as the stars come out for tv‘s biggest night. good evening and welcome to bbc news. the boss of ryanair has said he's sorry for "messing up",
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after the budget airline announced it was cancelling more than 2,000 flights over the next six weeks. michael 0'leary blamed problems allocating leave for his pilots. compensation and other costs could leave ryanair with a bill of more than £20 million. his apology comes after growing anger from passengers — some of whom have been left stranded abroad. 0ur transport correspondent richard westcott reports. dozens of last—minute cancellations, thousands of unhappy passengers. three days on, what's ryanair‘s boss got to say? this is our mess—up. when we make a mess in ryanair, we come out with our hands up and we try to explain why we made the mess and when we will pay compensation to those passengers who are entitled to compensation, which will be those flights that are cancelled over the next two weeks. he flatly denies a shortage of pilots is also to blame, but that's not what a number of current ryanair pilots have told the bbc today. they talk of a large backlog in training because there aren't enough simulators and staff, colleagues leaving in droves
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because they don't like the way they are treated. one said the company was appalling at making staff feel valued. last year alone, 140 pilots left ryanair for rival norwegian. this is the uk base for ryanair, stansted airport. now, there have been 17 cancellations today as a result of these changes. there will be 11 tomorrow, 15 the next day and so on and so on for weeks. passengers have been venting on social media. neil says he'll never book with ryanair again because they've been left to their own devices. ciara says the company has e—mailed him about car hire and accommodation. she just wants to know if she will make her sister's wedding. ryanair left me stranded in krakow, gave me no options to get home in reasonable time so i took matters into my own hand and spent 500 quid on tickets for myself, my partner and my mother to get back to london on another carrier. we are about halfway through what's going to be an all—dayjourney involving a taxi and two planes.
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it's been a really frustrating experience. frustrating and costly. pretty disappointed about it. i mean, even if they gave me a week's longer notice, it would have been much better for me, but they didn't, they texted me the evening before the morning i was supposed to fly out. so, yeah, pretty disappointed, lost a holiday out of it and lost some money as well. ryanair‘s now under pressure to make it easy for people to get some money back. they shouldn't quibble over the statutory compensation that people are owed and they should just give it back straightaway, rather than waiting for people to have to fight for their compensation. ryanair says it'll all be over by november but one current pilot told me he fears a repeat next summer, unless the company gets better at keeping its staff. with me is the writer, journalist and editor of wanderlust travel magazine, phoebe smith. good to see you, thank you for being
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with us. michael 0'leary has made it clear there is not a shortage of pilots and this is a problem with the rotor, do you think that the full story? it's difficult to know what to believe, the whole thing is being handled badly. he says it's because holiday time has changed, they used to take them between april and march and it's changed january to december so they have lost three months but you cannot help but wonder, with norwegian taking on a lot of rya nair wonder, with norwegian taking on a lot of ryanair pilots, he has admitted they offered packages to pilots to get them to stay loyal, there is definitely something going on. he was coming out with random excuses because of the weather and air traffic control, there have been so air traffic control, there have been so many air traffic control, there have been so many excuses. air traffic control, there have been so many excuses. the way they have treated passengers, iwonder so many excuses. the way they have treated passengers, i wonder how well they can recover from this. to be clear, norwegian air is muscling in on ryanair‘s near monopoly?
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be clear, norwegian air is muscling in on ryanair's near monopoly?” think so, we have seen them storm into the airline market offering incredibly cheap prices short—haul and long haul. they are now in dublin and we know and it's been confirmed 140 pilots from ryanair have gone to norwegian. they are definitely, how long that lasts and how long they can maintain the cheap prices we will have to wait and see but it's caused some friction. ryanair, it's but it's caused some friction. rya nair, it's low but it's caused some friction. ryanair, it's low cost and that's very attractive to a lot of travellers. it's about the money in their pocket. do you think the very fa ct their pocket. do you think the very fact they are still offering incredibly competitive prices means they will be able to ride out the storm and keep a certain amount of loyalty with passengers even know a lot of passengers have ended up having a lot of problems? it's difficult to say. this is not the first time they've had a bad
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exercise like this. but this one is very different. this is a lot of passengers, a lot of flights and it's passengers, a lot of flights and its short notice as well as we have heard. they have found it difficult to rearrange things. michael leary in his classic way seems to say no we are full of people who have promised to never apply with us again buti promised to never apply with us again but i think it's an opportunity for other budget airlines to try to post some customers. thank you very much for joining us. 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 pippa crerar, political correspondent at the london evening standard and former conservative director of communications giles kenningham. theresa may has tried to stamp her authority over the government — and the brexit process in particular
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— after a weekend of headlines about cabinet divisions centred around boris johnson. he was accused of backseat driving after setting out his vision for leaving the european union. speaking on her way to canada the prime minister insisted the government was being "driven from the front". here's our political editor laura kuenssberg. military precision. choreographed to the inch. the foreign visit, an escape from bumpy times at home. before this tete—a—tete, the prime minister vowed she is in charge, driving from the front, whatever anyone else says. it's very good to be here, i said to you as i came in, this is my first visit to canada and it is great that in my first visit, i am able to have meetings with you and come to parliament. as it moves forward with brexit, we are going to make sure that the relationship between canada and the uk stays as strong as it always has been. theresa may didn't hide how her foreign secretary had left her less than amused.
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the uk government is driven from the front and we all have the same destination in our sights, and that is getting a good deal for brexit with the european union, that's a good trade deal but also a good ongoing relationship in relation to other matters like security and i have spoken in the past of the deep and special partnership that we want to build with the european union. and there he is, 400 miles away in new at york, the home of international diplomacy, the united nations. borisjohnson's rarely been afraid of controversy. branded by one of his opponents as a poundland donald trump. as the back—seat driving, honestly, there is one driver in this car, to use amber's metaphor, which is often used and quite rightly. it is theresa. people want to know how we are going and i think it is a good thing to have a bit of an opening drum roll
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about what this country can do. and his rival, now it seems friend again, came to his defence. michael gove and boris johnson working closely together to help the prime minister with brexit. but five days before her big speech on the eu, should that read trying to get "their way" over the remainders in the cabinet. if i have any advice, and it is not for me to advise but generally nudge in this direction, it is that once theresa may has set out where she wants is to be, it behoves all of us to get behind that and say we have to achieve that, so debates about how we achieve that, but let's fix our head. labour claims it is chaos, not least because this man, 0lly robbins, has walked away from his job as the boss of the brexit department. he is not left just holding handbags, though. he will still be the government's most senior official in the eu talks. but as the days countdown to the prime minister's big eu speech, he flashed in downing street. pressure is building on him,
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the tories and number ten. the government that ministers are so keen to show is not a sinking ship. joining me now from ottawa is our political correspondent ben wright. borisjohnson boris johnson says theresa borisjohnson says theresa may is the boss and the driver of the brexit process, is that the end of it? no, when you have the prime minister having to assert she is in the driving seat and leading from the driving seat and leading from the front it does not give the impression of a government going in the same direction with great confidence. there are undoubtedly huge tensions and rivalries within the cabinet on rare brexit goes next, that's been apparent for months and i think it's also fairly clear theresa may is i think a bit
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exasperated with foreign. she said on the plane during the flight over that boris is boris when asked about his personal manifesto for brexit that he published over the weekend. there are currently tensions there. there are currently tensions there. the prime minister is going to seek to seize the initiative during the visit but also crucially on friday during the speech in florence which we all expect her to be the moment where she sees the transition going, that's the big question, what sort of transitional arrangement the uk is going to seek. if we save for the sake of argument that boris might potentially be a problem as far as brexit is concerned, when it comes toa brexit is concerned, when it comes to a good element for brexit today, that's been her meeting withjustin trudeau because he has made it clear he wants to see a seamless and smooth transition to a free—trade deal with united kingdom after
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brexit. that's correct. it is very much echoes the message she had when she was injapan a couple of weeks ago. i was with her and the talk at the time was how the new eu japan trade deal which will be signed off within months will provide continuity for the uk after brexit and will form the basis for a new bilateral deal between japan and and will form the basis for a new bilateral deal betweenjapan and the uk and in this case the uk and canada. it's a starting point for an even deeper bilateral agreement. i think she will be pleased, the government will be pleased by that all stocks today but as i said i think the real question and the one that businesses in the eu and uk wa nt a nswered that businesses in the eu and uk want answered soon is what sort of transitional arrangement the uk envisages and how do they plan to get there? i think the florence speech on friday is the moment that
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that will come into focus. thanks. another major hurricane bearing down on the eastern caribbean has strengthened to a category three storm. with winds set to hit 120 miles per hour. american forecasters say hurricane maria will hit the leeward islands tonight. it's also expected to affect the british and us virgin islands and puerto rico by the middle of the week — just ten days after they were devastated by hurricane irma. a hurricane warning has bee issued for st kitt. loshauan dixon a journalist at the st kitts and nevis 0bserver newspaper can tell us how they're preparing for the storm. hejoins us from basseterre via webcam. thank you for being with us. how devastating could this be for the island? for the most part i don't think it will be devastating because
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our people have been in preparation mode since hurricane irma and preparations have been ongoing. saw the islands are prepared. how badly hit was the islands in terms of hurricane irma? for the most part the damage was to trees and fences, not necessarily to households and residential areas. but some did get some damage but for the most part, the prime minister did report that $53 million of damage to public structures. what are the preparations being made for hurricane maria's arrival? 0ther shelters? yes, there are many shelters. punt i think we've lost
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the line. can you hear me?” shelters. punt i think we've lost the line. can you hear me? i can. what practical steps have been taken to prepare for the arrival of hurricane maria? most businesses and government buildings have boarded up their windows and doors in anticipation. we are going to leave it there, thank you very much. best of luck to you. let's get an idea of how the storm is progressing with our weather presenter nick miller. we have seen this storm intensified rapidly today and that is not good
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news for the islands in the path of this extremely dangerous major horror hurricane. the movement towards the north, northwest, more cloud going over. it is forecast to strengthen even further into a category four, winds and 30 mph or more to do that. 0ver category four, winds and 30 mph or more to do that. over the next few days maintain its dangerous intensity of category three or category for hurricane. as we will see in terms of rainfall and windfall, you can see really in this, up towards antigua, the virgin islands once again and then the path of the storm will see porter rico. major horror hurricane, could see as much as 25 inches of rain. storm
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surge as well which is water above normal tide level coming to some of these vulnerable coastlines on these islands. as we look at what is happening beyond tuesday into wednesday and at the end of the week you can see it going right across puerto rico and then out towards the bahamas at the weekend. this is not exactly the same track of irma took and it's not a strong but it is affecting many of the same places in some sort of way and when you have had so much destruction, lots of debris and people out of their homes this is the last thing they want and there is another major hurricane on there is another major hurricane on the doorstep of this part of the world going through right now. the headlines on bbc news: the head of ryanair has apologised for messing up after the airline announced it was cancelling more than 2000 flights over the next six
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weeks. the prime minister has tried to assert authority over the government and the brexit process in particular after reports of divisions within her cabinet centred on borisjohnson. divisions within her cabinet centred on boris johnson. new divisions within her cabinet centred on borisjohnson. new footage seems to show the parson ‘s green tube bomber in the hours before last week ‘s attack. sport now and for a full round up, lets cross to the bbc sport centre. england's campaign to reach the women's world cup begins tomorrow. it's been a controversial build up to their opening qualifier against russia. but manager mark sampson insists he's not allowing eni aluko's discrimination case to affect the team's preparations. forward aluko and midfielder drew spence have both submitted evidence against sampson who has been cleared of any wrongdoing by two separate investigations. the important thing is to be
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professional, we understand there is a huge interest in the investigations but the players have got a job to do. we are representing england tomorrow and these players have worked incredibly hard whole lives to have the opportunity so we are focused on that and making sure we can produce the level of performance we can. i have made clear my stands on the allegations and as we set now 25 hours away from and as we set now 25 hours away from an important world cup qualifier we ask people to respect that that is the case. england have decided to stick withjonny bairstow as an opener for theirfirst one day international against west indies tomorrow at old trafford. bairstow replaced jason roy at the top of the order for the last one dayer the team played which was in the champions trophy in june. captain eoin morgan says bairstow deserves a chance and has been waiting in the wings for quite a while. rory mcilroy will return to where it all started for him
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after being added to the field for next week's british masters at close house. it's the tournament in which he made his professional debut 10 years ago. the world no 8 is joined in northumberland by several of his 2016 ryder cup teammates. including masters champion sergio garcia and tournament host lee westwood. mcilroy failed to qualify for the pga tour's season—ending tour championship yesterday. so won't be able to defend the fedexcup title he won last year. there could be a new member of the fury family crowned heavyweight champion of the world come saturday night. tyson's cousin hughie fury takes on new zealand'sjoseph parker for the wbo world title. a warning there is some flash photography coming now. the pair faced off today ahead of the fight in manchester. victory in which could put fury in line for a unification super—fight against britain's other heavyweight champion anthonyjoshua. but there's been controversy in the build—up to this one with some of parker's camp unhappy that a british referee will take charge of the contest. the referee is not fighting for me
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is he? at the end of the day it's me and him so i cannot see a reason why they are making such a complaint. i think they are rattled and trying to make any excuse. i have had my battles outside the ring and now i feel i completely different person, it's like a new life for me which is why i am super—confident. i am now 100%, known he is ever see me like this before and i am so excited to show the world what i can do.” don't care who the judges or the referee is, i'm here to do myjob and am confident i can do it. i think is a world champion you have to fight around the world. always wanted to fight here so it's a great opportunity and what better way to start than someone undefeated. a british endurance cyclist has completed a challenge first set in the book byjules verne — travelling around the world in 80 days. mark beaumont reached paris today, the same city from which he set off in earlyjuly,
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so he completed his journey more than a day ahead of schedule. a small crowd of well—wishers greeted him on the way to the arc de triomphe where he finished his 18,000 mile odyssey. i have our memory of mongolia a real eccentric out, a local preacher reading your prayers so i never felt alone on the road at all. when i set out here 78 days ago i had a real sense of is this possible, the old world record was a days so this is not a marginal world record was a days so this is nota marginal gain. world record was a days so this is not a marginal gain. people asked if it was crazy are too ambitious but i have felt as time has gone on people started to believe in it. there's been a wonderful groundswell of support and people are excited. new cctv footage has emerged appearing to show the parsons green tube bomber in the hours before last week's explosion which left 30 people injured. police are continuing to question two men — an 18—year—old suspected to be the bomber and 21—year
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old ya hyah farroukh. he was arrested as he finished work on saturday night at a fast food outlet. here's our home affairs correspondent tom symonds. this is a 24—7 investigation. late last night, detectives were still removing potential evidence from a fast—food shop in hounslow, west london, raided on saturday. they arrested one man here, surrounding him with officers in overalls. a precaution to ensure any forensic evidence on his clothes is not contaminated. he is 21—year—old yahyah farroukh. as is normal, police haven't confirmed his name. the shop's other employees said he didn't stand out. we don't know him very well. he was quite quiet, he was... he just worked over here and that was it, very normal. if he did do anything, you would never have suspected him. so how is yahyah farroukh connected with the inquiry in this part of south—west london?
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the fast—food shop where he was arrested is about five miles from his home in stanwell, where has also been a detailed police search. neighbours said he had been there six months. in may, he posted a picture taken in sunbury on thames. it was outside the home of penny and ronjones, who may have previously been his foster parents. this house is also being painstakingly searched. because last friday, at least two cctv cameras picked up this figure, carrying a little supermarket bag leaving the street behind the house and heading to a nearby station, the time around 7am. the explosion at parsons green happened at around 8:20am and the bomb was in a lidl bag. the house in sunbury is at the centre of the inquiry. an 18—year—old also arrested is thought to be a recent
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and troubled foster child of ron and pennyjones, neighbours say. i saw ron arguing with him and went out, asked what is wrong and he didn't want to come in the house, hejust wants to go to london. over the last year, there have been numerous police cars parked outside the house as i have driven past but it has been more wrapped up over the last two or three months, with police call—outs to the house. local people are having to get used to this steel cordon across their road. the hope is it will be removed shortly, but the investigation will continue. it is not unusual for friends and acquaintances of terrorism suspects to be arrested but then later released. there is a long way to go. the former england and manchester united captain, wayne rooney, has been banned from driving for two years and ordered to do community service after pleading guilty to drink—driving. he was arrested near his home
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in cheshire earlier this month. our sports editor dan roan was in court. less than 24 hours after playing for his club everton, wayne rooney arriving at stockport magistrates this morning over a drink—driving charge. flanked by police and security guards, the former england captain was escorted through a media scrum and accompanied by his agent. rooney was arrested in the early hours of september 1st after being stopped by police, driving a car belonging to a woman he'd met on a night out and who he was driving home from this bar in wilmslow. the court heard the 31—year—old had been three times the legal alcohol limit. rooney spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth, issuing a guilty plea through his solicitor, who said his client had genuine remorse for a terrible mistake. districtjudge john temperly handed rooney a two—year driving ban and ordered him to carry out 100 hours of unpaid community work. he was told to pay £170 in costs. rooney had written a letter to the court expressing his remorse and his solicitor asked that he be spared a community sentence because of his charity work.
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however, the judge said he wasn't convinced a fine would have the same punitive effect following what he called "a very serious offence." in a statement, rooney said... yesterday, rooney made his first return to manchester united since leaving old trafford to rejoin everton this summer. the court heard his boyhood club was expected to fine the striker two weeks' wages — around £300,000. having left court, rooney, his country's record goal—scorer, said he accepted the sentence and hoped his punishment would enable him to make some amends. lets get the latest weather news. quieter drier weather on the way for
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us quieter drier weather on the way for us tomorrow, still have a bit of rain to clear through this evening, cloud and rain affecting parts of england and wales, pushing south, most of it clearing away. not long after midnight. behind that variable cloud and clear spells, one or two fog patches but parts of northern ireland and scotland in the countryside getting close to freezing again as tuesday begins. but once the mist and fog clears it will be a fine day, just maybe the odd isolated shower but the vast majority staying dry, starting sunny, patchy cloud building, some sunshine coming through, it will feel quite pleasant with temperatures, a few spots reaching into the upper teens. slightly different picture on wednesday, in milderfeel, the north and west different picture on wednesday, in milder feel, the north and west of the uk seen outbreaks of rain, the east of england staying mainly dry. hello. this is bbc news — the headlines: the head of ryanair has apologised for "messing up", after the airline announced it was cancelling more than 2000 flights over the next six weeks.
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as theresa may attempts to reassert her authority over brexit talks, borisjohnson confirms she's very much the one in charge. the uk government is driven from the front and we all have the same destination in our site. there is one driver in this car, and it is theresa may. new cctv footage appears to show the parsons green tube bomber, in the hours before last week's explosion. two men are still being questioned by police. the british cyclist, mark beaumont smashes the record for circumnavigating the globe arriving in paris one day ahead of schedule. wayne rooney has pleaded guilty to a charge of drink—driving at a court in stockport commie has been sentenced to 100 hours of unpaid work and will receive a two—year ban from driving. more now on the news that the low
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cost airline ryanair says it's preparing to receive compensation claims worth a total of £18 million, following its decision to cancel up to 50 flights a day until the end of october. the chief executive, michael 0'leary, denies the company is short of pilots, but he did admit to in his words "messing up" the planning of their holidays and said they had little choice but to make the decision to cancel the flights. here is the factual position. we, on friday afternoon took a decision to cancel an average of 50 flights a day for the next six weeks. we did so because for about the previous eight or nine days, our punctuality had fallen from something of an average of 90% to under 70%. one reason is, we are suffering a lot of weather delays. while all of our schedules have a full crew, knock—on
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delays arising from air traffic control and weather delays, are knocking into the following flights because of crew hours and from the 1st of september, we are trying to allocate a large amount of annual leave to principally the pilots, in blocks of four weeks. we have two choices. we can either run the operation with a 55, 60% punctuality with more flight disruptions, inevitable cancellations and huge passenger dissatisfaction cause to 45% of our customer base. all we do, what i thought was the sensible thing, take out about 50 flights a day for the next six weeks while we have this crewing issue. cancel those flights and thereby create additional stand—by pilots, additional stand—by pilots, additional stand—by pilots, additional stand—by aircraft which will enable us to bring the punctuality back up to 90% and eliminate the risk of further cancellations over the next six
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weeks. have i damaged ryanair's reputation? yes. iwould rather damage the reputation of ryanair by cancelling 50% of flights, than the lying 40% of the flights, which would be 800 flights. we will disrupt and inconvenience to percent of our passengers in the interests of our passengers in the interests of minimising the inconvenience and the delay being suffered by the other 98%. for that, i the delay being suffered by the other 98%. forthat, itake the delay being suffered by the other 98%. for that, itake personal responsibility and i sincerely apologise. our transport correspondent gave us an update on how the airline is handling the situation. they have been under pressure for a few days. no ryanair's boss has come out and few days. no ryanair's boss has come outand said, few days. no ryanair's boss has come out and said, we are sorry. they have answered the question everyone was asking across the weekend i'm getting frustrated about, and that
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is which flights will be cancelled. until today we only knew what was going on until wednesday. if you we re going on until wednesday. if you were flying in a couple of weeks, you didn't know if your flight would be cancelled or not. they are now publishing all the cancelled flights until the end of october and then they say that will be at. if you do have a cancelled flight, you might be entitled to compensation. ryanair are obliged to tell you what your rights are. it will be on the website and it might be in the e—mail they send to tell you they have cancelled your flight. they have cancelled your flight. they have come out today and so, yes it is false and we are sorry, now they will be concentrating on how they compensate people who have been affected. donald trump has used his first appearance at the united nations as president, to criticise the organisation, for failing to realise what he called "it's full potential," and not tackling bureaucracy and mismanagement. the secretary—general antonio guterres, has warned that cuts in the budget, would create an unsolvable problem for the un, but says progress is already being made
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to tackle those issues. laura trevelyan is outside the united nations building in new york. a fairly afairly mild a fairly mild mannered speech by the president's own standards?m a fairly mild mannered speech by the president's own standards? it was, it wasn't full of fire and brimstone. he didn't save the un was obsolete, as he had described nato. he didn't say it was just a talking shop, as he had done in some tweets recently. so un headquarters are breathing a sigh of relief that hurricane trumpet made landfall without doing much damage. not only that, the president was critical about the mismanagement of the united nations and the amount of the us puts in doesn't see enough of a return on its investment. he said he also sees the us as a partner of the
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un and he said the un had great potential. and he has praised them for their reform efforts. so far, so good. the us gives to 22% of the general budget, 28% of the peacekeeping budget. it's not clear whether the overall threat to cut funding to the un will come to pass or not. but by donald trump's standards, this was, as you say, a reasonably measured and mild performance. the united nations has helped advance toward these goals in so many ways: feeding the hungry, providing disaster relief and empowering women and girls in many societies all across the world. yet in recent years the united nations has not reached its full potential because of bureaucracy and mismanagement. that was donald trump speaking just a few hours ago. he has had an
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extremely busy day at the un. he has met with the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, when they discuss their run deal. which benjamin netanyahu discuss their run deal. which benjamin neta nyahu doesn't like discuss their run deal. which benjamin netanyahu doesn't like at all. then he met with the french president. no doubt emmanuel macron urging president trump not to say iran is not in compliance with the deal because the french think it is a good deal. that would open the door to congress to reimpose sanctions on iran and that would put countries like france in a different spot. president trump is expected to address the un tomorrow when he makes his debut in front of all the world leaders. is there a sense that president trump has realised he can use the united nations and use the forum ina use the united nations and use the forum in a way that benefits his foreign policy policy, if no other reason than to deal with the likes
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of north korea? most certainly. in the last few months there has been two un actions against north korea. both quite tough and both at the behest of the united states. they have been unanimous, said china and russia have been on board. it sends a powerful signal to north korea. you can argue whether these six daily—macro sanctions are effective and donald trump has slightly raised his nose at them, but it shows the effectiveness of multilateralism, working together and the us thinks this is a path worth pursuing. 0n working together and the us thinks this is a path worth pursuing. on a final note, donald trump has long had a vexed relationship with the united nations. when he was a real estate developer, he wanted to carry out real estate here, and they said no. james matias has suggested 3000 us troops will be heading to
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afghanistan, so we do know what the figure is on the announcement made a few weeks ago? yes, president trump made a prime—time address to the american people on the 22nd of august, announcing his strategy on afghanistan in which he said he wa nted afghanistan in which he said he wanted to withdraw us troops. but having been told it would allow the taliban to make gains, he said he had agreed that there could be more us troops there, but didn't put a figure on it. now we get the actual figure on it. now we get the actual figure and it is 3000. this is america's longest war, ever since 9/11 and we had the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in new york and there have been us troops engaged in afghanistan ever since. president trump was elected wanting to end the war, just as president 0bama was. but the risk with afghanistan is if you withdraw, it creates a vacuum for the taliban to come back and
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president trump, recognising that fa ct. president trump, recognising that fact. thank you very much. they're called ‘paedophile hunters'. groups who trap would—be sex offenders trying to groom children online. now, the uk's most senior police officer in charge of child protection has said it may be time for forces to work with the groups. figures obtained by the bbc show that in 2014, evidence gathered by them was used in 11% of cases where police investigated the meeting of a child, following sexual grooming. last year that figure was four times higher — 44 %. the bbc‘sjon cuthill has the story. the police say paedophile hunters are vigilantes. they pose as children online, film their meetings with people who groom them, and post their videos on social media. you have arranged to meet a 14—year—old boy here today for sex. no. yes, you have, mate. do you want me to get the stuff out and show you? the police are on their way right now. i am a paedophile hunter, mate, that's what i do. i'm afraid you're under
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a citizen's arrest, so i am not going to let you go anywhere, 0k? before any meetings, hunters chat to predators online, gathering evidence to give to police. i'm pretending to be a 14—year—old boy. what i do is screen—shot the whole conversations as i do them. he starts off nice, "0h, how are you doing today?" then he's starting to move into more dirty chat. the police say they risk compromising investigations, but new figures show almost half of sexual grooming cases last year relied on paedophile hunter evidence. i think that's an embarrassing figure for british policing. look at the success that is being achieved. recognise of course the dangers of vigilante behaviour, but then do something about it. bring it within the criminal justice system. would there ever be a situation where they could work together with police? i think that's something we're going to potentially have to look at, yes, but it comes with some real complexity. not least of all, the psychological screening that the professionals go
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through to make sure these people are still not being adversely affected by this. whilst i'm going to have to look at it, those risks are really significant, and they cannot be understated. i'm not going to condone these groups, and i would encourage them all to stop, but i recognise that i'm not winning that conversation. and i'm not winning that moral argument. some chats can go on for weeks or even months before a meeting takes place. however this one tookjust 48 hours. it wasn't. mate, you were talking to me the whole time. it was me messaging you the whole time. stevie, the boy, right? you're trapped. if you're going to send the police... you have got to go. they will know where i am. yeah? why? have you got a sexual prevention order and are you on the register? be honest with me. hunters are often criticised for using the sting as entertainment and posting the videos online before court cases. you don't understand how paedophile hunters work, no? these videos get uploaded to social media. what do you expect me to do then? wait here for the police, get yourself nicked and go to jail. the man caught by this southampton—based hunter pleaded guilty and is in jail awaiting sentencing.
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jon cuthill, bbc news. theresa may has been in trade talks with canada's prime minister, just and true da. jobs could be under threat at bombard the aid because of the dispute. the prime minister said she will press donald trump to resolve the matter. i have raised the matter with president trump in a telephone call i had with him last week but i will raise the issue with him when i meet him again later this week. i will be impressing on him the significance of the company to the significance of the company to the united kingdom and obviously to jobs in northern ireland. after she made those comments, our correspondent centres this update. people in belfast will recognise the fa ct people in belfast will recognise the fact the british government and the
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canadian government are very much engaged in this issue. the prime minister saying she intends to speak to president trump again about this issue. this week she has spoken to him on the telephone. bombard ear is an important company for the northern ireland economy and it employs several thousand people across four different sites across northern ireland and the biggest is in east belfast. it is there the wings are made for the c series passengerjet. and wings are made for the c series passenger jet. and boeing, wings are made for the c series passengerjet. and boeing, the american firm claims it is able to sell these planes for below the cost price because they are getting financial assistance from the british and canadian governments. bombard ear said those allegations are absurd. the case has gone to the trade authorities in the us, presently officials at the us department of commerce are looking at this and will issue an interim ruling before the end of the month. now people here will very much be looking ahead to that. the canadian
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prime minister, justin trudeau, was stronger rhetorically than theresa may. he raised the possibility of canada cancelling orders with boeing for new fighter jets. canada cancelling orders with boeing for new fighterjets. he said we won't do business with the company thatis won't do business with the company that is suing us. so fighting talk from my minister trudeau. theresa may said protecting jobs in northern ireland is a priority. they have also been in chicago having talks with boeing's chief executive is. but still concern in belfast among workers and trade unionists and politicians and other leaders here. just a little bit of an update into the parsons green underground station bombing last week. two in custody. an 18—year—old and a 21 new role. the police have been given
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more time to continuing questioning these men. police have been given more time to question two men, 118 and 21. ryanair says it expects to pay compensation of 18 million pounds to passengers on flights the company has cancelled. its chief executive has apologised for having to cancel up to 50 flights a day until the end of october. the prime minister has tried to assert her authority over the government — and the brexit process in particular — after reports of divisions in her cabinet which are centred on borisjohnson. newly released footage appears to show the parsons green bomb suspect carrying a supermarket bag on the morning of the attack — the bag matches the one seen used to carry the explosive.
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an update on the market numbers for you — here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. and in the the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. both in healthy territory before the closing bell on wall street. 20 years ago today, the people of wales voted for devolution and the creation of a national assembly. since then it has passed laws on everything from organ donation to charges for carrier bags, health to education. from next year there'll be limited tax raising powers too. 0ur wales correspondent sian lloyd has been speaking to young people who've grown up in a devolved wales. learning the skills they need for tomorrow, the welsh way. early years learning is just one area where decision—makers in cardiff bay have taken a different path to policy—makers across the border. the emphasis for three to seven—year—olds here is on learning through play. the experiences these children will have of the health service, decisions about the environment they grow up in, and the future job prospects are shaped by the national assembly, not that they are
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sure about that yet. what happens in the welsh assembly, do you know? they talk about the... they talk about wales? and sometimes they have a little argument. 20 years ago, the yes vote was delivered in wales by the narrowest of margins. that didn't prevent those who had campaigned for it, heralding a new dawn for the country. good morning. and it is a very good morning in wales. these 27—year—olds have grown up knowing nothing else. they have seen assembly members make laws and introduce policies that affect their day—to—day lives. so, two decades on from that yes vote, does the class of ‘97 think devolution has delivered ? i suppose, thanks to devolution, support towards university tuition fees has been a good thing for me. and other things, such as letting wales make decisions, introducing a smoking ban in public
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places, introducing a fee for buying plastic carrier bags, that's had a good effect in terms of health of the environment. i'm not really 100% sure what the welsh assembly are responsible for and what their responsibilities are. i think we need to educate the younger generation, it would be better for them to make a more informed decision on where we go as wales for the future. how do you view a devolved wales? as ron davies, who was secretary of state for wales at the time of devolution said, devolution is not an event, it's a process. it's got a long way to go and the parliament in wales hasn't necessarily been as ambitious as it could be. how would you like to see the future in wales develop? when we are more comfortable with the powers we have, perhaps the conversation will turn to independence but i don't think that's realistic at this point in time. but it could be something that crops up in the future. that debate is in its infancy
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here compared to scotland. getting to grips with where further powers lie after brexit is the next hurdle for decision—makers here. sian lloyd, bbc news, swansea. quite a few people will be sleeping off hangovers, i am sure in la. writer charlie brooker and actor riz ahmed led the way for britain last night at television's biggest awards ceremony, the emmys. "the handmaid's tale" won best drama while ‘veep' was named top comedy. but as our correspondent peter bowes discovered, it was a politically charged evening, with several references to president trump. a song and dance routine to celebrate television. from streaming services to mainstream tv. but this was a show rich in political satire.
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there were constant digs at donald trump. the host brought on a surprise guest, the former white house press secretary sean spicer, to ridicule the president's obsession with audience ratings. big up obsession with audience ratings. big up the biggest laugh of the night. this will be the largest audience to witness the emmys period. both in person and around the world. but the president did pick up an award, sort of. his impersonator won for best supporting actor in a comedy.” suppose i should say, at long last, mr president, here is your enemy. british winners included john 0liver, charlie brooker and riz ahmed. brookerand riz ahmed. big brooker and riz ahmed. big little lies was a winner, nicole kidman.
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best actress and reese witherspoon got best supporting actress. bring women to the front of their own story. i want to thank trump for making black people number one on the most depressed list. he is the reason i am probably appear. and bme goes to... the handmaid's tale. at the top award 18 emmys for the streaming service. with hollywood films struggling to find an audience, viewers are turning to the small screen, from the tv set to the tablet, television on all of its platforms is enjoying a golden age. two new murals have appeared in central london from the mysterious street artist banksy. the works, pay tribute to the american graffiti artist
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turned painterjean—michel basquiat, as an exhibition of his work opens at the barbican centre around the corner. earlier today our entertainment correspondent lizo mzimba went along to admire the new works. yes, the style is unmistakably bank c, and if there was any doubt, the artist went on to social media to confirm these pieces of art were produced by him. they are around the corner from the barbican, produced by him. they are around the cornerfrom the barbican, with a new exhibition. it is from a new york city graffiti artist who died in his 20s. banksy is a fan of his. he ca ptu red 20s. banksy is a fan of his. he captured this one on social media, a painting of the artist being welcomed by the new york city police. another one is of a ferris wheel. he said another major exhibition appearing on the wall by
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the barbican, a place they normally like to keep clear of graffiti. people have been coming all dayjust to ta ke people have been coming all dayjust to take photos and to add my what, of course, is the work of a very popular artist in the uk. what will happen to them in the future isn't quite clear. the city of london corporation has said they will be consulting with city of london collea g u es consulting with city of london colleagues and local residents about the consensus of what should be done. but around the corner at the barbican, the exhibition opens later this week. showcasing some of the best work. how do you become a great—grandmother at the age of 35? easy, if you are a panda bear. xinxing, who is more than 100 years
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old in panda bear years. she has stayed fit and well, say her keepers, but likes to take it easy these days. wouldn't you? now look at the weather. the weather is taking it easy on us. this is a view from bristol. sunshine and showers. some wet weather abba at the moment from north—west england, eastern parts of wales, across the midlands and over the south—east over the next couple of hours. elsewhere, the night dry and skies tried to clear, if few mist and fog patches around. the cold est mist and fog patches around. the coldest parts mist and fog patches around. the cold est parts of mist and fog patches around. the coldest parts of scotland and northern ireland may end up close to freezing. tomorrow, morning sunshine and very few showers will get going. 12 towards the irish sea coasts. but you can see the extent of the
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weather across the uk from eight o'clock in the morning. more cloud into western isles during the day, may give the odd spot of rain. some rain moving in from the west in the evening. any mist and fog patches will clear away and sunny spells will clear away and sunny spells will continue across the uk. temperatures recover in the afternoon. it is helped by the fact the wind is light and we have cut off at the northern, chilly wind and we have temperatures in the mid to upper teens. some occasional sunny spells. but this highridge is squeezed away on wednesday with another low pressure system from the atlantic. it will bring outbreaks of rain, it draws even milder air. it is technically milder across the uk on wednesday, but you need to be in an area which is dry and occasional sunshine. it is across central and eastern parts of england and for
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northern ireland, wales and west england, the weather front will move in with outbreaks of rain. it will feel cooler crossed anglia and south—east england. 0n feel cooler crossed anglia and south—east england. on thursday, there's weather system from south—west england, wales, northern england into eastern scotland, only slowly moving eastwards. leaving much of eastern england dry. a few showers behind it. this is the latest picture from hurricane maria. the virgin isles once again. not as strong as hurricane irma, but it is going across areas that were affected by hurricane irma and it is the last thing they want. updates on maria and our weather, online. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is 0utside source. president trump is calling for
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reform of the united nations. he says america pays too much. we must ensure no member state shoulders at the a disproportionate share of the burden. whilst the clear—up from irma continues — another powerful hurricane — maria — is heading towards the caribbean. we will find out about that from bbc weather. we will find out about that from bbc weather. and if you want to get in touch — the hashtag is bbc os.
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