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this is bbc news, the headlines at apm. the england cricketer ben stokes is suspended from international cricket after a video emerges appearing to show him throwing punches in a brawl outside a nightclub. ryanair is threatened with legal action for misleading passengers about their rights — as thousands more flights are cancelled. the eu's lead negotiator says there's a new dynamic to brexit talks but warns there's still work to be done. we managed to create clarity on some points. on others, however, more work remains to be done, and we are not there yet. at least 1a rohingya muslim refugees are reported drowned, when a boat carrying them capsized off the coast of bangladesh. also in the next hour, theresa may defends the benefits of a free—market economy. in a speech at the bank of england, the prime minister said capitalism's faults had to be addressed, but abandoning the system would be a backward step.
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and the founder of playboy magazine, hugh hefner, has died — he was 91. england have suspended ben stokes and alex hales from international cricket until further notice after the pair were involved in an incident near a bristol nightclub. stokes was said to be "fragile and devastated" and has apologised to cricket chiefs after his arrest on suspicion of assault. video footage allegedly shows him in a brawl in the early hours of monday. our sports news correspondent richard conway is here. worse so just bring us up to date, where are we with this? yeah, so the
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ecb saying that ben stokes and alex hales will not be considered for selection, they are saying it is not a suspension per se, but they will not be considered for selection for international matches until further notice. they say they remain on full pay pending their own investigation and of course that of the avon and somerset police. this all stems, of course, from an incident in bristol in the early hours of monday morning. why has it come to a head today? it has come to a head because ofa today? it has come to a head because of a video that has emerged, the sun newspaper has published mobile phone footage, and i should warn viewers that it footage, and i should warn viewers thatitis footage, and i should warn viewers that it is graphic, it is violent in nature, and we haven't been able to verify this, but we believe this is what has caused senior figures at the ecb to discuss the matter, to discuss what to do and take these interim measures which will see alex hales and ben stokes not considered
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for selection for international duty until further notice. you for selection for international duty untilfurther notice. you know, as we can see from these images, which appeared to show ben stokes in this altercation, seniorfigures appeared to show ben stokes in this altercation, senior figures at the ecb getting together today, talking this over and deciding they had to ta ke this over and deciding they had to take action today. and just 24 hours after they said he would be going on the ashes tour. yes, he was on the list, due to be on the plane that leaves within a few weeks for australia for the ashes series. there will be questions about that now, but what the ecb has done today, effectively, is give themselves some breathing room, some space by which they can see what happens with the police investigation, to see what happens with this case. ben stokes was released from custody by avon and somerset police on monday, but he remains under investigation. alex hales went back to help with inquiries on tuesday. it could be the case that both men are called
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back for further questions in the coming days, we will have to await confirmation on that, but it shows the serious nature of this, the ecb effectively putting a brake on things, saying they are aware of the situation, giving themselves so space to deal with this. quite how crucial is he to the squad? he is a run makerand crucial is he to the squad? he is a run maker and wicket taker, he is a member of the team, the england cricket selectors, the director of cricket, andrew strauss, they will wa nt cricket, andrew strauss, they will want on the plane, but they have a very tried and tested disciplinary process and they will need to stick to that, because they will be watched. they have a delicate line to follow, they have taken these measures today, and in time they will have to make a decision over whether ben stokes is on the plane going to australia. richard, thank you very much. ryanair is being threatened with legal action for "persistently misleading" passengers about their rights. the move by the uk's air regulator
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follows the cancellation of thousands more flights, affecting travellers between november and march next year. the head of the civil aviation authority, andrew haines, said he was furious that the airline was not complying with the law, as our business correspondent theo leggett reports. ryanair has already annoyed hundreds of thousands of passengers by cancelling their flights. now the head of the civil aviation authority says he is furious with the airline as well. the company, he says, has been misleading its customers about their rights. consumers shouldn't have to choose between low—cost fa res and their legal rights, and that at the moment seems to be what ryanair is saying. you can either have cheap fares or your legal entitlement. under eu law, if yourflight is cancelled, your airline has to offer you a seat on another service, and if it doesn't have another appropriate service itself, it has to book you with another carrier. it seems ryanair is only offering seats on its own aircraft, and for some passengers that isn't appropriate. since the caa made its complaint,
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we have been contacted by some passengers. matthew rice said, for example, he had been asking specifically for a seat on another carrier's service. he said over web chat, "you are obligated to re—route me." and the response he got was, "no, iam not." ryanair insists it complies fully with the law and has reminded its customer—service agents about passengers' right. it says it is talking to the caa. simon calder thinks that the situation is unprecedented. for the aviation regulator to reprimand ryanairfor misleading the public on an industrial scale is simply unheard of, and i think it is going to do a lot of significant damage to the airline. rya nair has cancelled 20,000 flights so far, some 700,000 people have been affected, and travellers like these people in edinburgh seem
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increasingly unimpressed. i feel sorry for the people that use ryanair, really, and it is really quite bad for them. it will lose a lot of business, that is definite. it isjust crazy, isn't it? how can they be so disorganised? it is ridiculous. they have made a bit of a mess, haven't they? a bit of a catastrophe for them. if ryanair doesn't do what the caa is asking, it could face heavy fines, but there is also its reputation to think of. the question now is whether low fares can compensate for any damage done to its brand. passengers faced delays at airports around the world today following problems with a computer check—in system. the passenger management system amadeus is used by 125 airlines. long queues were reported at dozens of airports, including gatwick, paris charles de gaulle and melbourne. the computer failure
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has now been fixed. amadeus apologised for the inconvenience caused. both the brexit secretary, david davis, and his eu counterpart, michel barnier, have given a positive assessment at the end of the latest talks about the uk's withdrawal from the eu. mr davis said the two sides had taken "decisive steps forward". but mr barnier warned there were still differences on a number of issues, and it could be months before the talks moved on to a future trade deal. richard galpin reports. both david davis and the eu's main negotiator, michel barnier, describe this, the fourth round of negotiations, as vital. an eu summit‘s just three weeks away, and britain had wanted the first phase of the negotiations to be completed by then. that's looking unlikely, but mr davis insisted there had now been significant steps forward. when i look across the full ranges of issues to do
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with our withdrawal from the eu, i'm clear we have made considerable progress on the issues that matter, increasing certainty for citizens and visitors, providing reassurance to our eu partners in regards to our mutual and financial obligations, and agreeing to some of the key principles in relation to issues arising from northern ireland and ireland. last week, theresa may gave a vital speech in florence about brexit. it was more conciliatory. it included an offer that britain would pay its dues to the european union during a two—year transition period that would follow our official departure in 2019 and her words seem to have had an impact. translation: i think that it is positive that theresa may's speech made it possible to unblock the situation to some extent and give a new dynamic to the situation, but we're far from being at a stage, and it will take weeks
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or maybe even months, where we will be able to say, "yes, 0k, there has been sufficient progress on the principles of this orderly withdrawal." the first phase of these brexit talks is all about reaching agreement on three key issues. how much in total britain will pay to leave, the rights of eu citizens living here and british citizens in the other 27 states, and then the complex issue of the border between northern ireland and the republic. despite david davis's upbeat assessment, it's clear there are still very sharp differences between the two sides, and the clock is ticking fast towards our departure date of march 2019. richard galpin, bbc news. earlier i spoke to maria demertzis, deputy director of the brussels based economics think—tank brugel, who spoke about the importance of the speech made
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by the prime minister in florence last week in moving the negotiations on. i think that theresa may's speech was encouraging in this respect, so i think progress has been made, this is good news. but there is still a long way to go. i think that's also true. after what mr barnier said today, that it would take weeks, possibly months before moving on to the next stage, so that the issues that are sticky still are the divorce bill and the citizens‘ rights, those of the uk and the eu. more progress has been made on citizens‘ rights in northern ireland, which is reassuring, but the trade issues of how northern ireland is to trade with the rest of ireland remains. so yes, still a lot to discuss. that is a huge issue, the role of the european court ofjustice is too. without settlement on the key issue, this is an impasse? this is what has been said. without progress here, we cannot move to the next step. judging on the importance of the procedure,
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they are going stick with it. without seeing sufficient progress on all three issues and the two remaining, we will not move on, so we are in for long discussions. are we just looking at the eu saying, this is what we want and we are waiting for you to step up to the mark, that there is not much negotiating a going on? i don't think that is right. it depends on what perspective you take. the eu loses out from a bad deal with the uk on any of the points. so if you were to see it that way, good agreements are a win—win situation, or indeed a lose—lose situation. where you are, in brussels is there the interest, is the wrong word but obviously there is an obsession in the uk with how the talks are going but brussels has other things to worry about, where do the eu/uk talks rate in terms of importance?
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i think certainly there is a huge acemetery in the rate of interest showns in the uk than in the eu. as you point out, there are so many other things to think about in the eu, including the future of the eu architecture but the negotiations with the uk are an important part, if not for anything else, as i said, if they are not done properly, a lot could be lost. is there a sense that the uk is becoming the whole issue with brexit, is a nuisance? well, because of the way that the talks have progressing, there is an issue of now, can we please just get on with it. at least 14 rohingya refugees have drowned after their boat capsized off the coast of bangladesh. eight of them were children, according to the international organisation for migration. in the past 48 hours, some 2000 rohingya people have arrived on the southern tip of bangladesh by boat, crossing the perilous bay of bengal, as they flee a crackdown by the army in myanmar‘s rakhine state.
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0ur south asia correspondent sanjoy majumder is at cox's bazar on the border with myanmar. he told us that poor weather was making refugees‘ journeys very hard. well, the conditions have been really quite difficult in the last couple of days. a lot of rain and heavy wind about. throughout the day, we‘ve noticed just how rough the seas have been. several boat loads of rohingya refugees have been coming into bangladesh from myanmar, it is the preferred route because it‘s easier to get across than across the land route which takes them through the mountains and jungles, where they often have to confront hostile burmese military soldiers. but what we‘ve heard is that a boat carrying at least 40 people, maybe more, was approaching the coast of bangladesh when it capsized a little way out into the bay of bengal. a lot of those on board were women and children, and all of the victims, nine of them, we understand, are children, the rest are women. apologies for the slight
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break—up on the line there. that was our south asia correspondent sanjoy majumder in bangladesh on the border with myanmar. the headlines on bbc news. the england cricketer ben stokes will not be considered for selection for international cricket after a video emerges appearing to show him throwing punches in a brawl outside a nightclub. the eu‘s lead negotiator says there‘s a new dynamic to brexit talks, but warns there‘s still work to be done. ryanair is threatened with legal action for misleading passengers about their rights, as thousands more flights are cancelled. in sport, more news about ben stokes and his suspension, putting huge doubts on england‘s plans for the
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ashes tour to australia. in football, england name the squad for the final world cup qualifiers next week, fabian delph is included for the first time under gareth southgate, having last played for england? your years ago. an bayern munich have sacked carlo ancelotti, saying their performances have not been good. the former chelsea and real madrid boss‘s final game was a 3-0 real madrid boss‘s final game was a 3—0 defeat to psg last night. i will be back with more on that storyjust after half past. the prime minister has responded tojeremy corbyn‘s claim that capitalism is facing a crisis of legitimacy by extolling the benefits of the free—market economy. in a speech to mark 20 years since the bank of england was given operational independence, theresa may acknowledged the problems caused by globalisation. but she insisted it was the only route to improved living standards for all. 0ur political correspondent chris mason was watching. it‘s nicknamed the old lady of threadneedle street, the bank of england, founded over 300 years ago.
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this is where, 40 years ago, theresa may started her career. she returned here this morning with a big—picture message about her instincts on managing the economy. a free—market economy is the greatest agent of collective human progress ever created. it was the new combination which led societies out of darkness and stagnation and into the light of the modern age. what a contrast with yesterday, after the singing at the labour party conference, a pitch to run the economy radically differently. the capitalist system faces a crisis of legitimacy stemming from the crash. now is the time that government took a more active role in restructuring our economy. now is the time that we developed a new model of economic management
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to replace the failed dogma of neoliberalism. let‘s unpick what the party leaders are getting at. the question is how much should the government be involved in running our economy — should ministers control the rent we pay or the company that provides our water? the gap between labour and the conservatives on these big questions has not been this wide in a generation. people used to grumble that politicians all sounded the same — you don‘t hear that much now. this is the city of london — the beating heart of the economy or illustrative of its worst excesses, depending on your view. the prime minister claims hers is a balanced approach, encouraging businesses to flourish, recognising some feel left behind. but the very fact she is making this argument now shows labour‘s ability to make the political weather — and her need to respond. my argument has always been that if you want to preserve and
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improve a system which has delivered unparalleled benefits, you have to take seriously its faults and do all you can to address them. not to do so would put everything we have achieved together as a country at risk. it would lead to a wider loss of faith in free markets and risk a return to the failed ideologies of the past. and expect theresa may to make this same case at the conservative conference starting this weekend. chris mason, bbc news. two far—right groups have been banned by the home office as terrorist organisations. scottish dawn and ns131 are aliases of the neo—nazi group national action, which was proscribed last year. the home secretary, amber rudd, said the groups were racist, homophobic and anti—semitic. the home secretary has said that the groups will be proscribed, or banned, from tomorrow. so people belonging to the group, encouraging others to support them,
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taking part in or arranging events organised by the group will be a criminal offence, and the maximum penalty is up to ten years in prison. 85 groups are banned, but only one has been banned under anti—terror laws, is a far—right group, that is national action, and that was banned in december. the home office believe that ns131 and scottish dawn are aliases of that group, national action. i‘m looking at the website of scottish dawn. that‘s still up and running? the ban is not in place until tomorrow. but it says it is a new identitarian social movement, it talks about the state, the state that we live in where our own people are taxed and bled on the altar of the so—called refugee, and it says where the oil land resources are owned
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exclusively by foreigners. that‘s some of the milder comments by scottish dawn. ns131, their website has photographs of a banner of commemorating the death of rudolf hess, the former nazi leader who died in 1987. the banner was unfurled last month commemorating his death. so that gives a flavour of where they position themselves. the home secretary said today that by extending the proscription of national action, they are halting the spread of a poisonous ideology, stopping its membership growing, protecting those at risk from extremism. it seems odd that the websites are still there and people can go to them. the news has just come through in the last hour,
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so it could be within the next few hours that the website will be taken down, certainly by tomorrow. yesterday there was a report of a number of arrests, but that is not directly linked to what is happen happening today. it is not directly linked but a part of the stepping up of investigations into national action. we learned yesterday, as a part of a coordinated series of operations, that 11 men, aged between 22 and 35, were held under the terrorism act, six about preparing acts of terrorism. all of them suspected to be belonging to national action. we await developments on that case. president trump has temporarily waived shipping restrictions to help supplies to get to puerto rico in the wake of the devastating storms.
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many residents of the us territory have been without electricity, clean water and other basic necessities since last week. president trump had been urged by both republicans and democrats to lift the jones act which bans foreign flagged vessels from sailing between us ports. unicef says young orphaned refugees with relatives in britain should be allowed to live with their families. it says it would make them less likely to set off and dangerous journeys to other parts of europe and help cut the risk of exploitation by criminal gangs. the perilous route to europe for thousands of refugees. amongst them, children travelling on their own, hoping to eventually reach relatives in the uk. as an ambassador for the children‘s charity unicef uk, the actor michael sheen has met many families from syria displaced by the war there. the charity is campaigning for unaccompanied under—18s with family in britain to be able to come here directly. at the moment, you can‘t apply to be
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reunited with your grandparents, or older siblings, or aunts and uncles, unless you are already in europe. so what that‘s doing is it‘s making young, unaccompanied children have to take that incredibly dangerous journey to get to europe, just to have a chance to be with the only family they have. 0mar, a syrian refugee whose identity we are protecting, is getting messages from his teenage brother, still trapped in their home country. that‘s a message from your brother — what‘s he saying to you? he is saying, "now i am in aleppo, and i am trying to get hold of my certificate because i want to travel, i want to get out of syria." he wants to bring his brother here directly and fears for the teenager‘s future if he stays in syria. he faces the risk of being recruited and drafted, you know, by different factions. the government forces, the affiliated militias
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to the government forces, isis, different factions. so everyone is trying to recruit these young people. the home office says its approach is to resettle whole families directly from conflict regions, and that unaccompanied children may be eligible to come to the uk under the vulnerable children‘s resettlement scheme. june kelly, bbc news. the founder of playboy magazine, hugh hefner, has died. he was 91. at its peak, playboy sold seven million copies a month. hugh hefner was accused of peddling pornography and reducing women to sex objects, but he preferred to see himself as a pioneer of sexual liberation. 0ur los angeles correspondent james cook looks back at a controversial life. mr hefner, i suppose you‘re the world‘s most famous hedonist. certainly in a very public way. are you a happy man? oh, yes. oh, yes. hugh hefner was the teenage boy who never grew up.
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a pioneer of ‘60s sexual liberation. bunny girls, nightclubs, a corporatejet called big bunny, all made possible by the magazine he started at his kitchen table. with marilyn monroe as its first nude centrefold, playboy was an instant hit. in its heyday, it sold 7 million copies a month. what i fought for was personal, individualfreedom. it is the unpopular views and values, these are the things which need protecting. and i have been vigorous in fighting for that from the very beginning. i think that i take the greatest pride in, it‘s been almost 50 years now, and i take the greatest pride in the impact that i think i personally and playboy has had on changing socio—sexual values of our time. he was attacked by both conservatives and feminists, who accused him of reducing women to sexual toys. he claimed to have been a feminist before there was even such a thing as feminism, which is, i mean,
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hilarious in some ways, but he really did set about trying to co—opt feminism into a movement that suited him and suited men in general. when sales dwindled, hugh hefner retired to his mansion, where the partying continued. at the age of 86, he married his third wife, crystal harris, a playboy playmate 60 years his junior. but he was not, he insisted, a dirty old man. i have dealt over the years with racism, with sexism. now it‘s ageism. i think that age disparity is something, more dramatic age disparity is something which is new because, you know, a few years ago we were just living to be 50, 60 years old. we have to accommodate and rethink some of our prejudices and perceptions. he died at the playboy mansion in la, surrounded by friends, the self—styled godfather of the sexual revolution.
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hugh hefner, who has died at the age of 91, and we are going to be discussing his life and the impact he had later with the editor of 0ut of women and a former playboy model, thatis of women and a former playboy model, that is coming up later. let‘s get the weather with phil avery. still looking pretty decent in central london, and it has been that way for many of you for a good part of today, and a number of weather watchers have captured scenes such as this. not quite everywhere, often the way this time of year, cloud and rain has been a real nuisance for parts of the northern isles, filling in as we speak across northern ireland, wet and windy to finish the day, a pulse of cloud across the far south—west as well will rob you of
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late evening sunshine in places. not a cold night, a lot of cloud from the south. this weather front will gradually work its way into central and eastern parts for the commute, following behind brighter skies, a bit of a lull, and then we start ramping up the showers. they will be at their most frequent across the western side of scotland into northern ireland. not as warm as it has been today, 14—19. it starts well enough on saturday, then we will fill in this cloud and rain, that will be as nothing as to what we are going to experience as we get on through sunday, which will be very wet and windy. see you later. this is bbc news, our latest headlines... cricket all—rounder ben stokes will not to be considered for selection in england international matches while allegations he was involved in a violent brawl outside a bristol nightclub are investigated. ryanair has been threatened with legal action from the civil aviation authority for "persistently misleading" passengers about their rights — after they announced further flight cancellations yesterday. the eu‘s top brexit negotiator,
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michel barnier, says there‘s still much to do, but progress has been made during the latest round of talks with david davis in brussels. we managed to create clarity on some points, but others, however, more work remains to be done. and we are not there yet. i believe that things to the destructive and determined manner which both sides have conducted these discussions, we are making decisive steps forward. at least 14 rohingya muslim refugees are reported to have drowned after a boat carrying them capsized off the coast of bangladesh. and in a speech at the bank of england theresa may has defended the benefits of a free market economy — saying capitalism‘s faults need to be addressed, but abandoning the system would be a backward step. now the sport. cricket, and ben
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stokes and alex hales have been suspended by england as investigations continue into a brawl inside a bristol —— outside a bristol my club this week. stokes was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm. no charges have been brought against him. now a video has been released by the sun newspaper that appears to show a fight involving the all—rounder. the pictures coming up are fairly graphic. they seemed to show stokes repeatedly throwing punches towards two men come in fact one needed to go to hospital treatment of facial. stokes also suffered a minor fracture in his hand on the night of the incident. 0ur sports correspondentjoe wilson has more on the developments. the ecb have confirmed this decision is based on that video. the ecb have said as well that they will allow and respect the criminal proceedings to unfold, take place. again, that will be typical, whenever you have a
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sports person involved in any kind of disciplinary misconduct, criminal investigations, then the police activity will take precedence, but of course there are the sports governing bodies own rules and regulations. i looked at the ecb‘s own code of conduct, the ecb is committed to maintaining the highest standards of behaviour and conduct. but that into context with the videos you have just shown, which of course we allege and think showed an stokes outside that nightclub in bristol. so in that context i think the ecb have the right and the responsibility to act in the way they did. the next point of course, 24 hours ago, stokes was named in that ashes squad. so can he possibly in the light of others go to australia? this in the light of others go to australia ? this is in the light of others go to australia? this is what former england captain michael vaughan thinks about that. if stokes misses the ashes, that hand injury, the criminal investigation is ongoing and he can't go to australia, i
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don't give england any chance at all of doing anything in the ashes series. it is that important to the team. the make—up of the side is very much around ben stokes because of the all—round quality. he offers expertise with the bat, the ball, on the field and his persona, so i don't give england any chance at all in australia without ben stokes. that is the cricketing value of ben stokes that everyone around the world knows. there is the ethical issue of the image would portray if england went to australia with stokes. that has to be an issue, and also the intensity of the coverage and the scrutiny that all england players will get. if stokes goes, just imagine the extent of that. the football now and england have named their squad for the world cup qualifiers against slovenia and lithuania. 0ne qualifiers against slovenia and lithuania. one win will guarantee their place in russia next summer. manchester city midfielder fabian dell features in the gareth southgate squad for the first time. he won the last of his nine caps
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almost two years ago. leicester city‘s jamie va rdy almost two years ago. leicester city‘s jamie vardy is among a host of players out injured but southgate says delph deserves his recall. he has been unfortunate with injuries, he is honestly at a club where chances have been a bit limited, but he has dug in, forced his way into their side and is playing well. he obviously hasn‘t had as many games as we would have liked, but we have got a situation in midfield where we need to have more accommodation for places, and more alternatives. and we think he is a player that can provide that. chris como has named his wales squad ahead of their final world cup cruyff eyes against georgia and the republic of ireland. they are second in the group. arsenal‘s aaron ramsey is in the squad and in line to win his 50th cap. bayern munich coach carlo ancelotti has parted company with a clu b ancelotti has parted company with a club less than 24 hours after their defeat to one of his former clubs, paris st germain, in the champions league. he had been in charge since last summer. he also led chelsea to
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a premier league and fa cup double in 2010, and has managed juventus, ac milan and real madrid. that is all the sport now. i will be back in the next hour. residents of the indonesian island of bali are nervously waiting to find out whether its most sacred mountain will erupt. there has been an increase in volcanic activity there this week with hundreds of tremors recorded. tens of thousands of people living near the slops of mount agung have been moved from their homes, and an exclusion zone around the mountain has been set up. but the indonesian authorities are keen to reassure holiday—makers that the island remains open for business. hywel griffith is on bali, waiting it out. life on the tourist beaches is continuing more or less as normal and that‘s exactly what the indonesian government is hoping for. it sent out a letter addressed to the people of the world, talking about the fact that bali is still open for business and even if there is an eruption they have contingency plans in place to send aircraft in different directions and have ferries which could take people off the island. some people we‘ve been speaking to at a bar say they wouldn‘t mind
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being marooned on bali for an extra couple of days. a different situation however for the 80,000 or more people who have been evacuated from their homes, taken out of the red zone, which surrounds mount agung. many of those coming to the end of the first week as evacuees. some have got a couple of bags full of clothes to keep them going. however, one centre we visited this morning, it became obvious that the women and children were there but some of the men were going back into the risky zone to tend to the animals. in some cases i guess their main source of income. there‘s a bit of attention here in bali over how this is going to play out. the question really everyone wants answered is if and when an eruption will come. there‘s no answer to that, although the earthquakes continue coming, the seismic activity is still very, very frequent. an eruption could be minutes or hours, days, maybe even months away. police are calling for children
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in schools to be taught what to do in the event of a uk terror attack, and are also warning eyewitnesses to flee the scene, rather than trying to film atrocities on mobile phones. the call follows a number of attacks in the uk this year, including the manchester arena bombing, which targeted people at a pop concert. andy moore reports. i‘ve trained in taekwondo for 16 years. the new video, aimed specifically at young people, features some famous faces, with a message that police hope is becoming familiar to the british public. do you know what i‘d do in a knife or gun terror attack? i'd run. hide. tell. this campaign has been launched against a backdrop of a wave of terror attacks, including the manchester arena bomb, where many young people were killed and injured. their message is to run if you can, hide if you can‘t, and then tell police about the threat as soon as it is safe to do so. after the parsons green attack
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on the tube in london, some people stopped to film a partially exploded device that was still on fire. police are taking this opportunity to remind everyone that their first priority is their own safety. they should move rapidly away from any danger. hello, you‘re through to the nspcc hotline. the nspcc is also involved in this campaign. they have been contacted by 300 young people worried about terrorism since april. police are hoping this new message will be taught in schools and colleges to all 11 to 16—year—olds. remember, run. hide. tell. andy moore, bbc news. amazon‘s echo has been the surprise hit gadget of the past couple of years. the device you can talk is a best seller in a competitive new market of voice assistants. 0ur north america technology reporter dave lee went to the company‘s seattle headquarters to find out what‘s coming next. for about an hour, amazon rolled off a flurry of devices.
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they included its updated echo assistant, an added premium version called the echo plus, some new buttons to use with the echo, a small version with a screen called the echo spot, and an updated smart tv device. this is the new amazon echo. it‘s going to cost $99 or £89 in the uk. it‘s slightly shorter than the previous model, and amazon says it has a much better sound as well. it comes in a variety of different shells, designed to make it fit in better with the decor in your own home. there‘s also the upgraded echo plus, which has smart home capabilities. so i can walk into my kitchen in the morning, i can say, alexa, good morning. it‘ll give me a travel update, a weather update, it will turn on the lights, and best yet, it will pop the kettle on as well. there are a lot of new options now. do you think normal people might find them too confusing? i think one of the big confusions will be between the echo, which is a new echo, which is a smaller device, which looks quite cute, we‘ve got a nice fabric or wood
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veneer around it, and the echo plus, which is the same thing but makes smart home connectivity a little bit easier. i think there will be a lot of people saying, i‘m not sure which one i need. and if you suddenly create that void of, i don‘t know what i need, sometimes they panic and walk away and buy something completely different. i think the selection upfront doesn't confuse the simplicity and what's most important is that once you've installed the product, it's incredibly simple. and nothing has changed about that. alexa, super simple, very approachable, and she's able to do all she's ever been able to do and more. amazon has clearly been working very hard to increase the lead it has in home assistants. but all eyes are now on google, we‘re expecting a new home device from them as early as next week. the french government is advertising
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for a couple to live off the brittany coast. the last couple to a nswer brittany coast. the last couple to answer the call spent ten years managing afarm answer the call spent ten years managing a farm there, but they are moving on, leaving a space for anyone seeking a solitary lifestyle. hugh schofield reports from the tiny island. for ten years, they have lived at a farmhouse on this tiny island alone. their neighbours are their animals and their view in every direction is the sea. but they have now decided to leave for the mainland. their children need to be near their school. it means the end of an extraordinary experiment that worked. translation: looking back ten yea rs worked. translation: looking back ten years on, maybe it was all a bit mad, but a good kind of mad, because we can see “— mad, but a good kind of mad, because we can see —— we succeeded. we set up we can see —— we succeeded. we set upa
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we can see —— we succeeded. we set up a functioning business, and we created a family. it has all been a beautiful adventure. the first challenge was making enough to live on. island potatoes command a big price, so they sell them on the internet. they offer rooms for holiday—makers, and they have started tapping into the growing international market for edible seaweed. the other challenge was environmental. doing all this while using only the island‘s resources in water and energy. translation:- the start, we had no idea if we would have the energy to run a freezer, clover stroud, etc, but as it turns out, we have all the appliances and we run them round the clock, and it's fine. we even have an electric car which we use just about every day, which proves that technology works. it is mid—september now and the moment to let their sheep out of pasture, so they roam over the whole of the island. it is the last time they
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will be performing this annual task. next year, another couple will have taken over. translation: when we leave, no question, i will be in tears. it is ten years of our lives we have spent here, so of course it will be very hard to go. it has been such an adventure, and so beautiful. every day, all you have to do is just look around you. it has been an exceptional time. people just look around you. it has been an exceptionaltime. people lived here for millennia, but in modern times it was abandoned. and now, the search is on again for another family, prepared for the challengers, and rewards, of keeping alive this special speck of france. hugh schofield, bbc news. in a moment a look at how the financial markets in europe closed the day, but first , the headlines on bbc news: the england cricketer — ben stokes — will not be considered for selection
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for international cricket — after a video emerges, appearing to show him throwing punches in a brawl outside a nightclub. the eu's lead negotiator says there's a new dynamic to brexit talks, but warns there's still work to be done. ryanair is threatened with legal action for misleading passengers about their rights — as thousands more flights are cancelled. more on the news of the death of hugh hefner, the founder of playboy magazine, . during his career the 91—year—old was accused of peddling pornography and reducing women to sex objects — but he saw himself as a pioneer of sexual liberation. so which was he? a godfather of a new permissive society? orjust a dirty old man? to discuss hugh hefner's life and his impact — with me is claire cohen, editor of telegraph women. also i'm joined from kent by carol needham — who was playboy's playmate in february 1979 under the name lee ann michelle and lived at the playboy mansion for a few months.
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the first question to you has to be, what was he like? he was actually a lovely man. he was quiet, he was private, he was very intelligent, and charismatic, and he treated people around him well. that is how one i met him, that is howl people around him well. that is how one i met him, that is how i saw him. what was the process, which ended with you actually living at the mansion? well, originally i was in los angeles, shooting a calendar for you depart, and i got invited to the playboy mansion by the photographer who shot it. i met hef, and he asked me if i wanted to be a ce ntrefold, and he asked me if i wanted to be a centrefold, which i said at the time no. when i went back to the uk, i change my mind and said yes, it is something i wouldn't mind doing actually. when don't regret it? not at all. claire, what is your view
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about hugh hefner? the first thing to say is obviously it is very sad when someone dies, and my condolences to his friends and family. there is about coming. there is, i have been surprised by the numberof the is, i have been surprised by the number of the branson on television, social media, eulogising hugh hefner as the godfather of the sexual revolution. i don't think there was anything remotely revolutionary about selling the objectification of aduu about selling the objectification of adult men —— of women's bodies to aduu adult men —— of women's bodies to adult men —— of women's bodies to adult men and teenage boys. his personal fortune has been estimated at 37 million, which sounded rather low today, but he built this entire empire, based on making women in the sexual playthings. i don't find that remotely liberating or revolutionary. what you said the women who say he did help in the liberation of women?|j women who say he did help in the liberation of women? i think it was incidental. his version of sexual liberation was very one sided. he
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might have been an advocate of free love, but because it benefited and suited men, i find love, but because it benefited and suited men, ifind if he love, but because it benefited and suited men, i find if he started conversations, breaking down taboos about the way we talk about sex, it was the men really, not to do with female gratification at all. carol, what you say to that, because in our office this morning, there was this, session as to whether we were giving him fartoo session as to whether we were giving him far too much credit for a life that many people have criticised, certainly why while he was living it. i can see that point as well, but i can only go by my experience, personally. i was very young, i was 18 years old, and it was an experience that was fine for me. but ido experience that was fine for me. but i do understand the other point of view. but it was alive he chose to do. i can't see that he was actually harming anyone, nobody twisted anyone‘s arm to be a centrefold. it was a choice, and it was a choice that you could make yourself without being forced to do it. as an
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18—year—old at the mansion, surrounded by girls of a similar age, did you all amongst yourselves to discuss it on the basis of, we are having a good time, yes, he is a dirty old man, but...? we didn't think he is a dirty old man. we were just, it was just a job as well. we we re just, it was just a job as well. we were just there to do a job. we were booked to do something and we did it to the best of our ability. and eu feel he in some way liberated those who did get involved in his world?|j who did get involved in his world?” am sure he did. everyone is going to be different on their take of it, probably helped some people, maybe some people dismissed it and just moved on to do something else. i didn't find the experience daunting. at all. claire, what you say to people who say he was what he was, those that wanted to go and live at the playboy mansion, to go and work with him, they got out of it what
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they wanted ? he with him, they got out of it what they wanted? he didn't actually do any harm? i think he did a great deal of harm. if you liberated anything, it was his own fantasy of making the objectification of women aspirational, and making soft pawn, basically acceptable. that has done a great deal of harm, because i think all the problems we are having today with the proliferation of easily available explicit images and videos online, and teenagers sending each other images on their mobile phones, he sort of normal as that and made it acceptable. was that down to him, or the fact that he attracted some tremendous writers to the magazine, a part of playboy people often forget. we both know that nobody bought playboy for the articles. a quarter of the magazine's readers at one point were teenage american college boys, i don't think they were buying it for the gonzojournalism. you word commits me of that. but the serious point is that he made it acceptable to objectify women, and he made it
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aspirational. this is a man who once said it is ridiculous, the notion that the playboy turns women into sex that the playboy turns women into sex object is ridiculous. women are sex sex object is ridiculous. women are sex objects because they wear lipstick and short skirts. i mean, that speaks volumes to me. speaks for itself. you use the phrase, a sleazy old man, that is what he was, but, in the end, those who wish to be part of that world, as we have heard this afternoon, got out of it money, they had a good time, and when they wanted, i mean, there was no coercion on his part, he let them move on. i am delighted to hear carol doesn't regret her experiences but you can't really ignore the fact that over the last few decades, increasing numbers of playboy bunnies have come forward and spoken about the poor working conditions they were forced to enjoy. holly madison, who was is not the one girl from the some years, has said she felt like she was most locked in the
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mansion, and they have spoken about not being a lot have friends, boyfriends, being given an allowa nce, boyfriends, being given an allowance, and those are some of the milder restrictions placed on them. sol milder restrictions placed on them. so i think actually not everyone did have a very good time. at the time, sex particularly in this country was to do, it wasn't discussed openly, wasn't playboy part of that process, where at least became something that people talked about?” where at least became something that people talked about? i can see a strand of the items that hugh hefner was somebody who broke down some of those outdated moralistic arguments, and some taboos around talking about sex and some taboos around talking about sex but i do think it was very one sided, it was to benefit men. there was about the sexual pleasure of men, and sort of women were incidental to that. they were the mechanism by which that could happen. carol, women talk about playboy, as we have been hearing, maybe not necessarily bought for the writers and the articles that appeared, but did you feel ever exploited? no, because ifi
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appeared, but did you feel ever exploited? no, because if i was exploited, i would have said it was doing something i didn't want to do andi doing something i didn't want to do and i was quite happy to do it. when you said about the magazine, the magazine itself was amazing. it had brilliant interviews with lots of different people, different writers, directors, and it did have a of good articles in. the girls themselves in that particular magazine were more girl next door, not sleazy at all. i don't know what happened later on. with the holy person. but when i did my centrefold, it was a long time ago and we were treated extremely professionally. very much so, probably the most professionaljob i have ever done, to be honest, and i didn't find have ever done, to be honest, and i didn'tfind any have ever done, to be honest, and i didn't find any of its sleazy at all. in one word, some not hugh hefner. there are other magazines that are sleazy. i don't think playboy was forced it was alleged in magazine and probably still is. playboy was forced it was alleged in magazine and probably still ism one word, some of the man, hugh hefner? for me, personally, he was a
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gentleman. he was charismatic, courteous, and he was a nice chap. and he broke down barriers and borders of the time. one word from you, i hesitate to ask. so many to choose from, so few of them suitable for the bbc. distasteful. thank you for the bbc. distasteful. thank you for your time. clinical with 18 months to go until the uk officially leaves the eu, bbc news is looking at the central aspects of brexit over the coming months, starting with travel and trade. let's go live to our business presenter susannah streeter who's at the london gateway for us. lam i am actually on one of the huge ship to shore cranes along the quayside here at london gateway. they have the potential to be fully automated. they are the tallest cranes in the world, they were built
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in china and brought here intact. so they could become robots like the automatic stacking cranes you can see automatic stacking cranes you can see moving containers behind me. the ship that is here on the quayside at the moment is from australia, the one further down is from south america. so the focus really the london gateway at the moment is on non—eu trade. but what could the implications be for the sport, post—brexit? let's have a drjames leeson, who is the director of the commercial port here. james, how are you getting ready for brexit, and what would you like to see these brexit negotiations deliver? basically what we have here at london gateway is a response to the changes in trade, so wouldn't trade ourselves, but we are an enabler of global trade and that is really what tp world does. if you go back 12 years or so, tp world does. if you go back 12 years or so, the uk was facing a bit ofa years or so, the uk was facing a bit of a capacity crunch. this sport was built to insure that the uk can respond in that if you check and also in the distance with capacity.
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you can see the ships as you mentioned already, from all parts of the world and actually since the brexit wrote last year, we have had about a 45 to 50% growth in our volumes over the key. very much we are seeing customers looking for, they have got concerned that they are looking for places that are sta ble are looking for places that are stable to do business, matters where we are stable to do business, matters where we are gaining volume here on the quayside as well as the logistics park behind us. but there's quite a lead time, it took a ship from south america a month to get here, what about trade from the eu? the supply chain has to be a lot shorter, doesn't it, lots of roll on, roll off lorries and that system, that will really impact other ports around the uk, like doverfor example? some of your other guests today have mentioned this, and each port has its own strategy to deal with it and we are all waiting for details to be clearer. what you see here though, you are right, these are deep sea trades but what evei’yoi‘ie are deep sea trades but what everyone has to remember is a lot of decisions to meet very tight delivery windows the customers are
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taken quite short notice, so with the systems we have in place, particularly our community network system, the different parts of the business, the port, the importers, the customs agents, they can do the clearance of the goods while they are still at sea, and sometimes that is not too long before the port arrives so that once we take over the handling, the goods through the port, efficiently, and out the gate to get to the stores stock how long would it it take for you to adapt your computer system that you are currently using to integrate goods from the eu which have different ta riffs from the eu which have different tariffs put on them? you're essentially these systems are quite generic, they have orally been reprogrammed, we have a team co nsta ntly reprogrammed, we have a team constantly working on that to do with different implications, that is not something we had to about. the trade is 99% non—eu. we can handle goods from anywhere around the world, be it on the ship also the rail facility will have behind so thatis rail facility will have behind so that is a constant evolution. many thanks. the rector of the commercial
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port here at london gateway. safer london gateway they really have an eye on expansion for the future. they have the capacity here for stop this site is immense. there are another three huge bursts ready to open. for other ports right around the uk, for example dover, they don't have the capacity. it will be very difficult for them to have enough space to carry out more border checks than they do currently. so we are looking at two very different futures, perhaps, the different types of port here in the uk. actor you. it is time for a look at the weather on the day we look back at life of the hef, we join the half, philip avery with the weather. clear macro i feel like there should be some sort of corporate apology here but we will move straight on to the weather. the cloud and rain still close by and the wind, close by to the northern isles, more in the way of cloud and rain beginning to filter its way in towards
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northern ireland, down into the south—west to rob you of your evening sunshine. that frontal system gradually works its way ever further eastwards during the course of the evening and overnight. not a cold night, a lot of cloud, and the breeze will come in from the south, so how are we for friday morning? a damp wood commute for many it has to be said, that frontal system gradually easing over towards the eastern side of the british isles, where the skies filling in behind, a bit of a lull in proceedings, then the showers get going, their most potent across scotland and northern ireland. few and far between further south, 18 or 19 on the day. we don't get rid of that rain until quite late. then saturday, cloud and rain eventually filling in towards the western side of the british isles, the best of the conditions out east. that is the forerunner of a very wet and windy sunday. see you later. today at five, ryanair is threatened with legal action for its handling of the latest batch of flight cancellations. the warning from the civil aviation authority came after ryanair said it was grounding another 18,000 flights, affecting 400,000 travellers.
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consumers shouldn't have to choose between low—cost fares or legal rights, which is what ryanair seems to be saying — you can either have cheap fares or you can have your legal entitlement. i mean, it'sjust crazy, isn't it? how can they be so disorganised? it's ridiculous. so what are your rights if you have been affected by cancellations? we'll ask an expert. the other main stories at five. cricketer ben stokes will not be considered for selection for international cricket until further notice, after his arrest on suspicion of assault. progress in some areas but still lots to do — the verdict on the latest brexit talks.
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