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this is bbc news. the headlines at 8pm. president trump sets out a new, more aggressive strategy for iran as he refuses to continue certifying an international nuclear deal. we cannot and will not make this certification. we will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence. tehran and other signatories to the deal insist they will stand by it as the eu says the agreement is not for the eu says the agreement is not for the us to break. it does not belong to any single country and it is not up to any single country to terminate it. the chancellor philip hammond says he regrets his poor choice of words after describing the eu's brexit negotiators as "the enemy". more accusations of sexual assault have been made against the hollywood producer harvey weinstein. the us actress rose mcgowan is the latest star to publicly accuse him of rape. an islamic faith school's policy
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segregating boys and girls is ruled unlawful by the court of appeal. and in the next hour — fanning the flames in california. fears that high winds this weekend could whip up the wildfires that have killed 31 people and left hundreds missing. michael fassbender stars in the crime thriller the snowman. does it leave the film critic mark kermode feeling cold? leave the film critic mark kermode feeling cold 7 find leave the film critic mark kermode feeling cold? find out in the film review. good evening and welcome to bbc news. there's been international condemnation of us president donald trump's announcement that he wants to suspend a deal with iran that restricts its nuclear activities. of the uk, france and germany have
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said they are committed to the deal and tehran itself has said it too will stick to it. in his speech, mr trump described iran as a fanatical regime, and the deal as one of the worst agreements in history. the nuclear deal through iran's dictatorship a political and economic lifeline, providing urgently needed relief from the intense domestic pressure, the sanctions had created. it also gave the regime and immediate financial boost and over $100 billion its government could use to fund terrorism. the regime also received a massive cash settlement of $1.7 billion from the united states, a large portion of which was physically loaded onto an aeroplane and flown into iran. just imagine
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the side of those huge piles of money being hauled off by the iranians, waiting at the airport for the cash. i wonder where all that money went? worst of all, the deal allows iran to continue developing certain elements of its nuclear programme and, importantly, injust a few years, as key restrictions disappear, and iran can sprint towards a rapid nuclear weapons break—out. in other words, we got wea k break—out. in other words, we got weak inspections in exchange for no more than a purely short—term and temporary delay in iran's path to nuclear weapons. what is the purpose ofa nuclear weapons. what is the purpose of a deal that, at best, only delays iran's nuclear capability for a short period of time? within minutes of the president's speech, the eu's foreign policy chief had spoken out against his threat to scrap the deal —
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saying it was not his to terminate. federica mogherini said the multilateral agreement had been welcomed by the whole international community. it is not a bilateral agreement. it does not belong to any single country and it is not up to any single country to terminate it. it is a multi—lateral agreement which was unanimously endorsed by the united nations security council resolution 2231. it is a robust deal that provides guarantees and a strong monitoring mechanism so that iran's nuclear programme is and will remain exclusively for civilian purposes only. we cannot afford as international community, as europe for sure, to dismantle a nuclear agreement that is working and delivering. especially now. the international atomic agency has verified eight times that iran is implementing all its nuclear related commitments following a comprehensive
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and strict monitoring system. there have been no violations of any of the commitments included in the agreement. the eu's foreign policy chief speaking a little earlier this evening. let's take a look at some of the details of the deal, under which iran restricted its nuclear activities in exchange for an easing of sanctions. injuly 2015, iran signed a landmark agreement with six powers — the us, the uk, france, china, russia and germany — after 12 years of on—off negotiations. iran agreed to reduce its stockpile of enriched uranium — used to make nuclear weapons — by 98%. as well as drastically cutting its nuclear research and development facilities. in return, trade sanctions imposed by the un, us and the eu were eased and more than £75 billion in iranian assets frozen overseas were released. when the deal was announced
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in vienna, president 0bama hailed it as "one more chapter in our pursuit of a safer, more helpful and more hopeful world" and said it would stop iran developing a nuclear bomb. but president trump has condemned it as "one of the most incompetently drawn deals" he'd ever seen. "we got nothing," he said. let's talk to nazenin ansari, an iranian journalist living in london. she is managing editor of the conservative iranian newspaper kayhan, which has close links to tehran. nazenin, thank you very much for joining us this evening. what has the reaction being from president rouhani? he has been on television to tell the iranian people what he thinks. may i first correct you, i do not represent the conservative
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kayhan, iam do not represent the conservative kayhan, i am a member of kayhan london, and we are not considered conservative. for president rouhani, similarto mrtrump, he conservative. for president rouhani, similar to mr trump, he did not undermine the agreement... he said that it undermine the agreement... he said thatitis undermine the agreement... he said that it is stronger than any one country, it is a multilateral agreement and it is very important to note that what president trump he also did not tear up the agreement, he said he could decertify it and desertification is not required by jcp 08, but it is required by the iran nuclear agreement review act of 2015 and an act of us congress, which requires the president to certify every three months whether iran is compliant tojcp 08, to the
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nuclear agreement and whether this deal remains in the best us national—security. deal remains in the best us national-security. but he also did signalled that he would consider imposing sanctions against, which the international community has condemned, but there has also been support for mr trump's suggestions from saudi arabia and israel, saying iran isa from saudi arabia and israel, saying iran is a supporter of terrorism and it must be stopped from being an aggressive. mr trump did state that there might be additional sanctions, indeed. the us treasury has authorised new sanctions against the islamic revolutionary guards corps, and those agents... ijust want islamic revolutionary guards corps, and those agents... i just want to check that we can still hear you. can you just say something to us, nazenin, please? yes... sorry, we
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keep losing you, i wanted to make sure we can still hear you. how concerned will tehran be that without a committed united states behind it, it will unravel?|j without a committed united states behind it, it will unravel? ithink it is very important to note that the most important issue and matter that we heard today from president trump was not aboutjcpoa, but it is a departure from the 0bama administration's policy that had anchored itself on the nuclear deal. it was the 0bama administration's foreign policy towards iran that was anchored on getting a nuclear deal. what president trump has said is that he is looking beyond the nuclear deal and these sanctions and the policies that will follow, the sanctions will not be nuclear sanctions will not be nuclear sanctions but they will be sanctions based on terrorist activities, based
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on human rights abuses and other iranians policies in the region. nazenin, thank you very much for talking to us. let's get more from our correspondent barbara plett—usher who's outside the white house. so this is president trump in some ways trying to fulfil an election pledge, isn't it? yes, that's right. during his campaign, he promised to supporters that he would tear up the deal or at least change it radically and he has been wanting to do that since he got into office but he has been stymied by this requirement of congress every three months that iran is actually in compliance with the deal and it has made him edgy and angry and the last time he had to do it, he said to his cabinet secretaries, i don't want to do this again, you have to come up with another option. and they said you shouldn't pull out of the deal at this point for a number of reasons but one is because iran is actually following it and if we pull out, we
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will be the bad guys and the ones in breach, so they came up with this compromise where he said i do reject the deal because it doesn't meet the conditions of us law, we don't feel it is good enough for us, but we are still a party to it, i will toss it over to congress and they can decide its fate. how likely are they, though, to support it, to support what he wants to do now? well, there is no appetite to kill the deal in congress and what he said in his speeches that he would work together with lawmakers to try to toughen us policy towards iran and try to fix the flaws, what he saw as the flaws in the deal, which many in congress agree with him, the ones in particular that he mentioned was they field inspection regime isn't tough enough and they feel they don't like the sunset clauses, where restrictions on iran's nuclear activity expire over time, eventually allowing it to resume some of that activity, so congress have indicated they will work together with him on that but how
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successful they will be, we have to see and once they have done their own thing in congress, i'll have to get allies on board to support them so get allies on board to support them so it becomes more of an international approach. again, good luck with that. mr trump said if it doesn't work, working with congress and allies, eventually i will pull out of the deal. barbara plater shar, thank you. —— barbara plett usher. the chancellor philip hammond says he regrets his poor choice of words after describing the eu brexit negotiators as "the enemy" and "the opponents" during an interview today. speaking in washington, where he's attending a meeting of the international monetary fund, mr hammond described accusations that he is talking down the economy over brexit as i. - from washington, here's our economics editor kamal ahmed. a man under pressure. challenged on brexit, challenged on the performance of the economy and briefings there is a split with number ten. but today, an upbeat tone from the chancellor. philip hammond, calling allegations he is just too gloomy "bizarre and absurd". i asked him first about lord lawson's claim of sabotage. lord lawson is entitled to his view on this and many other subjects. he isn't afraid to express it,
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but i think he's wrong. what i'm doing here in washington is talking britain up, talking about britain's future as a champion of free trade in the global economy. what is the brexit process effect on the economy in the uk? we always knew that the process of negotiation was going to create some uncertainty. that is undoubtedly true. if you talk to businesses, they would like us to get it done quickly. but they are not getting that? the prime minister at florence, just a few weeks ago, made a very bold and clear proposal to the european union. she has made that offer and it is for the european union now to respond. he called the eu the opponents, the enemy. later, taking to twitter to apologise for a poor choice of words. in europe, the talk is still of the divorce bill, the rights of citizens and ireland. if you are sitting in a bar
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and if you are ordering 28 beers, then some of your colleagues are leaving, that is ok. that's not feasible. they have to pay. i met the new french finance minister who said he wanted a good deal, but there was a need for patience. progress is not enough to move to the next stage. but there has been some progress. you know our will is not to have a hard brexit or a soft brexit, it is to get a fair brexit which would be in the interests of both the uk and european countries. philip hammond is here amongst some of the most powerful people in politics and economics, and a change of tone. he says he's not here to talk down britain, he says, to worry about britain but to talk up the country's prospects. but he knows brexit is not the only problem he is facing. next month, he will have the budget and the problem
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of the british economy. obviously a downgrade of productivity forecast is disappointing, but it is only one of the moving parts. the 0br is an independent body, it will produce a comprehensive report on the economy and the fiscal position before the budget. we'll need to look at the whole picture and respond to that. they are packing up at the imf tonight and mr hammond heads back to london to face his critics. he's optimistic he says, but he knows his last few days in america have been anything but smooth. the headlines on bbc news. us president donald trump has condemned iran's fanatical regime and refused to continue certifying an international nuclear deal. tehran and other signatories to the deal insist they will stand by it, as the eu says the agreement is not for the us to break. the chancellor philip hammond has
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said he regrets describing eu negotiators as the enemy during an interview about brexit. sport now and a full round—up from the bbc sports centre with you. good evening. david moyes has told the bbc this evening that he wouldn't turn down thejob bbc this evening that he wouldn't turn down the job of scotland manager, although he would prefer to return to club football, should he have the choice. the former manchester united boss left sunderland in may following their relegation from the premier league and is one of the favourites to replace gordon strachan, who left thejob replace gordon strachan, who left the job yesterday after scotland failed to qualify for the world cup. no approach from scotland and... but i work closely with the sfa and i have done, just two weeks ago i was working with the coaches in scotland, so they know where i am if they want to speak to me. i don't think anybody ever turns down their national team opportunity but i think it's got to be the right time as well. my first choice would be to
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go back in to club management, but in scotland want to talk somewhere along the line, i would be happy to help or speak with them and see what they've got to say. david moyes speaking to radio 5live. this is the man currently in charge, likely to be put just one man currently in charge, likely to be putjust one match. malky mackay has taken over on an interim basis, alongside his currentjob, as the sfa performance director. he is a controversial figure after admitting sending offensive text messages while he was cardiff boss and will lead the team in a friendly against the netherlands next month. the premier league returns this weekend and with it, a little bit of a spat between two managers. disrespectful and sad is how totte n ha m disrespectful and sad is how tottenham boss borussia pocchetino has described pep guardiola's suggestion that his side should be known as the harry kane team. harry kane has scored 11 goals in his last six games. as bud pocchetino feels the manchester city's remark is unfair. the two men were also rival managers in spain. i think that
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situation doesn't affect me, but the reality, it was very disrespectful for many people. and it's difficult to understand, because he was part of the big success in barcelona when final messy was at his best and —— lionel messi was at his best and i never said it was a lionel messi team. sergio aguero could play a pa rt team. sergio aguero could play a part in manchester city's game against old tomorrowjust two weeks since breaking a river in a car crash in amsterdam. he was expected to be out a lot longer but pep guardiola says although he is not 100%, he is back in full training. ina 100%, he is back in full training. in a championship tonight, leaders cardiff are playing birmingham. it is steve cotterill‘s first match in charge of birmingham, in 20 second
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place. quite a start, adams‘ 19th minute run and strike, the latest score is 1—0 to birmingham with about 12 minutes to go until the break at st andrews. 0ne break at st andrews. one other game in the championship, bristol city are playing at burton albion. you can see that is currently goalless. in the scottish premiership, rangers are attempting to stay in touch with the leaders, they have just gone to stay in touch with the leaders, they havejust gone 1—0 to stay in touch with the leaders, they have just gone 1—0 up thanks to carlos penna‘s goal. the first match of the champions cup is under way in belfast. all star are taking on wasps. —— ulster. wasps have only had four days since their last league match but went ahead thanks to elliot daly‘s long penalty. ulster replied with a penalty of their own. elsewhere, cardiff blues ligtlee leon and sale are in the early stages against toulouse, 0—0.
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england‘s matt wallace may only be ranked 150th in the world but he is joint leader of the italian open golf at the halfway stage. the 27—year—old has been roaring along the fairways, next door to the monza motor racing circuit. he ended the day level with australia‘s marcus fraser on 13 under par, after a round of 65 which included four birdies and that eagle at the ninth. that is all your sport, more in the next hour. let‘s go back to the iran story and the foreign secretary has been speaking about president trump‘s comment on the iran deal. let‘s hear what he has been saying. well, the iran nuclear deal is something that took a long time to negotiate. this country, the uk, was a major part of that process over 13 years. it has been running a couple of years and it is succeeding in stopping iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, and thatis from acquiring nuclear weapons, and that is very important, it is a good
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thing for iran and for the world and as of tonight, the important thing is that that iran nuclear deal is still going, the americans are still pa rt still going, the americans are still part of it, the sanctions relief continues to be rolled over and it lives to fight another day and that‘s the important thing. lives to fight another day and that's the important thing. the foreign secretary boris johnson. the american actress rose mcgowan has become the latest woman to make accusations of rape against the hollywood producer harvey weinstein. she says she repeatedly told the boss of amazon studios, who worked with weinstein, that she‘d been raped, but he‘d done nothing about it. mr weinstein denies the allegations. 0ur north america correspondent nick bryant reports. harvey weinstein‘s star has plummeted, brought down by some of the biggest female names in the movie industry, who have accused him of harassment and worse. actress rose mcgowan has said she was raped by the film producer in a growing scandal that has now affected one of the world‘s biggest companies, amazon. in a series of tweets to the company‘s chief executive, mcgowan said, "i told the head
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of your studio that he raped me. over and over again i said it. he said it hadn‘t been proven. i said i was the proof". the amazon head of studio in question is facing an accusation from a female producer that he legally that he lewdly propositioned her in 2015. in a statement, amazon said: in new york, one of america‘s banks, goldman sachs, said it was considering options for its stake in the weinstein company, whose headquarters is near wall street. on sunday, the company sacked its co—founder. the weinstein name has long been a hallmark of quality in the entertainment industry, but in the past week it has been trashed. creative partners are trying to pull out of projects with what is left of the weinstein company. it has been likened to a run on a bank. the oscar—winning director
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oliver stone initially said that weinstein should not be judged prematurely. if he broke the law, it‘ll come out, there will be a trial. i believe a man should not be condemned by a vigilante system. but later on facebook he said: long—time politicalfriends are now distancing themselves from this big dollar democratic fundraiser, too, hillary clinton here speaking with andrew marr. it was just disgusting and the stories that have come out are heartbreaking. and i really commend the women who have been willing to step forward now and tell their stories. but i think it‘is important that we notjust focus on him and whatever consequences flow from these stories about his behaviour, but that we recognise
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this kind of behaviour cannot be tolerated anywhere. "the show must go on" is the motto of the entertainment industry. it was lights, camera, action at this movie premiere in new york last night, but many women like the british actress carey mulligan, hope this will be a watershed moment in what is a male dominated business. it starts with women having opportunities behind the camera, and then in front of the camera, and then in the boardroom and it all comes down to money. so i think it is about the industry catching up with the idea that you can put a woman in a female role and make a fortune. harvey weinstein has denied any allegations of nonconsensual sex. he is now believed to be in a rehab clinic in arizona. i am not doing ok, but i‘m trying. i‘ve got to get help. at least 31 people are now known to have died and hundreds
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are still missing in what are now the most deadly fires in california‘s history. thousands of firefighters have been called out to deal with more than 20 fires, covering an area of more than 300 square miles. richard lister reports. day five of the most lethal wildfires in california‘s history. at least 30 dead, more than 400 missing, almost 200,000 acres destroyed. whole communities erased — like this. the images are apocalyptic. comfortable neighbourhoods reduced to rubble and silence. all that remains in this part of santa rosa are ash—filled swimming pools and the charred wreckage of cars parked in double garages, all now consumed by the flames. the destruction continues for street after street. pepe tomayo almost didn‘t escape. a rescue helicopter took his family,
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but there was no room for him. he was holding jesse up and he didn‘t want to leave his dad. i could hear him yelling, no, get in, it will be ok. it took two more trips to find pepe. it was ugly, it was close. it was really close. i called my daughter and told her, mika, if i don't see you again, remember i love you. at least 20 fires are still raging. 8,000 firefighters are working around the clock to contain them. evacuation orders are in place and there‘s a strong message for those who ignore them. your choice to stay, and there have been very few of them, is a distraction to ourfirst responders. you will not be given life safety support at this point. you are on your own. this is what awaits anyone hoping to ride it out, a hellish inferno consuming everything in its path, filling the air with choking black smoke.
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most did get out in time. but recovery teams are still searching the rubble for those who simply can‘t be found. many of those killed are said to have been elderly people, for whom escape was more difficult. after an unusually hot summer, california is a tinderbox and more high winds are expected this weekend, leaving more neighbourhoods wondering whether they too will end up like this. i‘m joined by the mayor of calistoga, chris canning. the town has been evacuated as a result of the fires. chris kum are welcome to bbc news, thanks for taking the time to us. —— chris, welcome to bbc news. how many people have you had to move out of castiloga? we evacuated our
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community of 5200 people, beginning at 3am on wednesday morning and the second wave of evacuations which became mandatory for the entire city we re became mandatory for the entire city were started at 2:a5pm on that same day. how many people chose not to leave ? day. how many people chose not to leave? originally, we had about 40 people we identified that were choosing to stay. we made some personal visits, i made some personal visits, i made some personal visits, i made some personal visits to them yesterday and currently we estimate there are only about 12 left. why would they stay? it's a very difficult question. it‘s very personal for them, they want to protect their property, protect their home, they feel this is the right thing to do. in having these conversations with them, i share with them the truth which is, at this point, we cannot use our resources for life and safety efforts for themselves, they are absolutely on their own. they are absolutely on their own. they area are absolutely on their own. they are a distraction to our first
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responders, who are trying to do theirjob is to protect community. we area theirjob is to protect community. we are a very small community, a very close—knit community. i know all of the people i had to have these conversations with and it is their decision to be made and as long as they do not interfere with our fire long as they do not interfere with ourfire and long as they do not interfere with our fire and police services, there is nothing we can do other than to strongly encourage them to leave. but how could they possibly keep these fires at bay? i think it's a lot of wishful thinking. some of them have seen stories of, you know, some homes that have been saved, but those homes that have been saved generally are kind of isolated and have the proper equipment and enough water to do this. the people i‘ve encountered who are choosing to stay at this point, they are in a residential neighbourhood where the next closest houses and very far from you and they are using garden hoses and unfortunately, you talk to any fire expert, there is very
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little that can be done when you have the speed at which this fire could possibly enter and the heat involved, so it‘s... you know, it is their choice at this point, i hope their choice at this point, i hope the best and i share with many of them as i deplore the conversation, shake their hand and say i hope a week from there we are sitting together having a beer and you are able to tell me how wrong i was, but the alternative to that is not good. chris canning, mayor of calistoga, thank you very much but talking to us thank you very much but talking to us and the best of luck to you and older people your town. —— all the people. let‘s get the weather forecast. it will certainly be an interesting next few days on the weather front. there will certainly be some warm weather, particularly across england and wales, during saturday and sunday and monday and it is very mild out there right now. we have had a lot of rain in the north—west
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in the last few days but we are also watching this ex—hurricane in the atlantic, to the south of us, that could be approaching during monday and it might bring stormy weather to western areas of the british isles and ireland. in the short—term, nothing too stormy, saturday looking fine with bright spells and temperatures into the 20s, possibly in the south, 17 for newcastle, and depending on how much sunshine we get, all at the forecasts suggest cloudy skies but if the clouds break and we get some sunshine, i would not be surprised sunday and monday will have temperatures up to 24. also stormy across the west. this is bbc news — our latest headlines... president trump has refused to certify the international nuclear deal tehran signed in 2015, but has stopped short of pulling out of it. we cannot and will not make this certification. we will not continue down
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a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence. britain, france and germany say they stand committed to the iran nuclear deal and are "concerned by the possible implications" of donald trump‘s refusal to back it. as of today, the important thing is that iran nuclear deal is still going and the americans are still pa rt going and the americans are still part of it. the sanctions relief continues to be rolled over. and lives to fight another day and that is the important thing. the chancellor, philip hammond, has said he regrets describing eu negotiators as "the enemy" during an interview about brexit. at least 31 people are now known to have died and hundreds are still missing in what are now the most deadly fires in california‘s history. the most deadly fires the appeal court has ruled that it‘s unlawful for an islamic school in birmingham to segregate boy and girl pupils. 0fsted has said it expects other schools to obey the ruling.
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michael fassbender stars in the crime thriller the snowman— doesn‘t leave mark kermode feeling cold? find out in the film review. —— does it. some quick reaction from the un nuclear watchdog, the international atomic energy agency, following that statement earlier this evening by president trump, that he will no longer certify the iran nuclear deal. 0ne longer certify the iran nuclear deal. one of the witnesses he said was that it did not require strong enough inspections of iran‘s nuclear facilities. the iaea says it is subject to the most robust nuclear verification scheme and it says that nuclear related commitments undertaken by iran under the deal are being implemented and it says that so far it has had access to all
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the locations that it needs to visit in iran. whether that will reassure president trump, we will wait and see... an islamic school in birmingham has been found guilty of sex discrimination for segregating boys from girls in lessons, during break — even in corridors — from the age of 10. in a landmark ruling, the court of appeal said the policy at the al—hijrah school was unlawful. the ruling could affect around 20 other schools with similar segregation policies. sima kotecha reports. al—hij rah, a school for four to 16—year—olds, a school that caters for muslim students. now, the court of appeal has ruled its segregation policy is unlawful sex discrimination. but many of the parents here do not think there is anything wrong with separating boys and girls. if being in a gender specific school is going to impact on being part of british society, why do they exist? should all gender specific schools be closed ? i do not believe the school is making pupils breathe different oxygen based on their gender,
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and i believe that islam has a lot for society. i don't believe that rampant western liberalism has done a great deal for gender equality, for the family unit and social cohesion. last year the school was put in special measures after inspectors said it was discriminatory, but then a high courtjudge overruled the decision, calling it erroneous. today three appealjudges said segregation meant less favourable treatment for both male and female pupils. they start segregating pupils here when they reach the age of nine. the lawyers at 0fsted had argued that by doing that the girls were left unprepared for life in modern—day britain. boys and girls were losing out because the way segregation was applied meant they did not get the opportunities to learn and socialise. they were not properly prepared for the next stage of education. the students are separated during lessons, breaks, school clubs and trips. this school had been inspected many times in recent years
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and various issues emerged, but never had 0fsted, untiljune 2016, raised gender segregation as an issue. so what had suddenly changed, we ask ourselves? this ruling is likely to have an impact on other schools that also have a segregation policy. in a letter, al—hijrah has told parents it will not be making any immediate changes. england‘s chief medical officer has called on governments around the world to put more effort into stopping the over—use of antibiotics. professor dame sally davies is warning of a growing threat of resistance, and that if antibiotics lose their effectiveness, it could "spell the end of modern medicine", making procedures such as caesarean sections and some cancer treatments more difficult. adina campbell reports. with infectious diseases becoming increasingly
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difficult to treat, the fight against bacteria is essential. for decades we‘ve relied on antibiotics to prevent and treat infection, the bedrock of modern medicine. but now there‘s a new warning that the drugs we often turn to to protect us could become less effective due to drug—resista nt infections. well, what we want is patients to recognise that if they have flu or common colds, viruses, antibiotics are absolutely no use. so, please, if a doctor says, "it‘s a virus, you don‘t need an antibiotic," listen to them and don‘t push them for something that‘s not going to make a difference to you, but could make it much more risky as medicine goes forward for your children and your grandchildren. it‘s estimated 700,000 people around the world die every year from drug—resistant infections such as tuberculosis, hiv, and malaria. without antibiotics, it‘s feared
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common medical procedures, such as caesarean sections, cancer treatments and hip replacements, would become too risky. the uk government and the wellcome trust, a global charity that supports scientists and researchers, have now organised a meeting of health experts around the world. it‘s as a new project has been announced to map the spread of death and disease caused by superbugs. if no action is taken, it‘s estimated that drug—resistant infections will kill 10 million people every year by 2050. adina campbell, bbc news. a new £600 million toll bridge crossing the river mersey opens to drivers at midnight tonight. work on the six—lane mersey gateway bridge — which spans one and a half miles between runcorn and widnes in cheshire — began in 2014.
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most drivers will have to pay to use the crossing, which officials hope will ease congestion. judy hobson reports. the mersey gateway bridge is undoubtedly the centrepiece of one of the biggest construction projects ever seen in the uk. but it isn‘t just a bridge or a link road, it‘s also a new landmark — an imposing addition to the landscape. this is one of the biggest construction projects in the region. the bridge itself is 2.2km long. it‘s taken 1,200 days to build and at any one time, 1,000 people working on it. the man in charge of the project says they had to draw on expertise from around the world — workers from 9 different countries were involved. i saw a lot of portuguese people, spanish people, there were people who were experts at putting together some of the joint machines. the strong currents were a problem. but this area is used to pioneering
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projects. the new bridge will considerably speed up heavy traffic. runcorn bridge transformed the road network here. the new project will do the same. nine kilometres of new road will provide a link between the 56 and the 62. seven new interchanges and 12 bridges have been constructed. no wonder its construction has caused misery for commuters, enduring endless traffic jams. the bridge itself is only two chronometers and the other seven kilometres have been trying to keep the local networks open at the same time, it has been quite tricky. building this gateway and keeping it operational until 2024 comes with a final price tag of £1.86
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billion. this is the largest infrastructure pop—up in the uk outside of london. what is being quite a short period of time. steel platforms need to be taken down and there is to landscape in to do but the bridge at last is complete. and it is ready for 20 million vehicles to drive across it every year. the year‘s biggest literary prize, the man booker award, will be revealed next week. between now and then we‘ll be previewing the six—shortlisted titles here on bbc news. 0ur look at the would—be prize winners continues today with ali smith discussing her latest novel, autumn. here‘s an old story so new that it‘s still in the middle of happening. when i started writing these books, i checked with my publisher if it
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might be possible to publish a book as close to it being finished as possible. as i‘m writing it, our world changed. the eu referendum happened and so, i went with it and the book to some extent is about that surface reaction and to some extent it is about a dimensionalising that seems to be more and more important. all across the country people felt it was the wrong thing. it was the right thing. all across the country people felt they really lost. felt they had really won. all across the country people felt they‘d done the right thing and other people had done the wrong thing. all across the country people looked up google "what is eu"? all across the country looked up google, "move to scotland". all across the country people looked up google "irish passport applications". the book is called autumn and it‘s about time and autumn and the movement of the year.
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the seasons remind us of the depth of our own experience in time and the way that we experience time differently. as i was thinking about autumn, i simply saw a picture by an artist i‘d never heard of and i looked at the picture and i was like what is that? that‘s amazing. a female pop artist. how don‘t i know about this person and then i looked up her life and then i realise the story of pauline boty is of a life of such energy, such vibrancy that stops so soon that there was an immediate parallel with the very notion of the briefness of life that autumn just reminds us of every leaf fall, she pasted, she cut, she painted, she concentrated. in her dream she slapped the past in its face. telling her school friend beryll, they were both 16, "i‘m going to be an artist". "women don‘t get to be that", beryll said, "i will. a serious artist. i want to be a painter". and you can see our special live
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awards programme next tuesday at 9.30pm here on the bbc news channel. now on bbc news, it‘s time for the film review with jane hill and mark kermode. hello, and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week‘s cinema releases, as ever, is mark kermode. good to see you, what have you been watching? a very mixed bag. we have been watching the snowman — a thriller starring michael fassbender. we have the ritual — camping holiday goes to hell. and loving vincent — an oil painted animation. masses to talk about with that one. the snowman, to start with. i feel like i‘m the only
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person in the newsroom who hasn‘t read the novel. i hadn‘t read it either, although i hear it‘s a real page turner. this is an adaptation ofjo nesbo, the thriller, directed by tomas alfredson, who made let the right one in, which i really love, and tinker tailor soldier spy. which i loved, yes. it stars michael fassbender as an alcoholic detective on the trail of a serial killer whose trademark is that he leaves behind snowmen. sometimes he creates them before committing the crime. his character is partnered with rebecca ferguson, who has her own reasons for wanting to track down this particular killer. here‘s a clip. they were having an affair, and that was the last thing my father was investigating before he got killed. you broke into vetlesen's house because you were afraid i would find out this was personal and take you off the case. vetlesen was his pimp and they were both in bergen


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