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the hollywood sex scandal deepens — another actress comes forward claiming she was raped by film producer harvey weinstein. rose mcgowan claims she was ignored despite repeatedly telling a studio boss she'd been raped. hillary clinton says the allegations against harvey weinstein — a prominent supporter of the democratic party — are heartbreaking. i was shocked and appalled because i've known him through politics, as many democrats have. there's still nervousness on the red carpet — but hollywood's young actors say such behaviour is part of the culture ami am i the right look? are they going to like me because of this? i don't have that. but what if they ask me to do that...? i can't do that! also on the programme tonight: president trump says he can't continue to support the iran nuclear deal — saying it's under the control of a fanatical regime. voting on an empty stomach — the food shortages in venezuela ahead of this weekend's elections.
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food has become more and more complicated to buy. the shopkeeper has boxed up coffee, oil and butter in more manageable sizes, but even then many people can't afford that because prices keep going up and up. the islamic faith school in birmingham guilty of sex discrimination for segregating boys and girls from the age of io. and sole survivor — the angler who kissed his catch and swallowed it whole thanks the fisherman‘s friend who saved his life. and coming up on sportsday on bbc news: david moyes says he wouldn't turn down a chance to be the next scotland manager, as the sfa look for gordon strachan‘s replacement. good evening.
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the growing scandal around the hollywood producer harvey weinstein intensified today when the american actress rose mcgowan became the latest woman to make accusations of rape. 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. meanwhile former us presidential candidate hillary clinton told the bbc that the allegations are appalling and such behaviour shouldn't be tolerated in any walk of life. mr weinstein denies the allegations. our north america correspondent nick bryant reports. in the dream factory of hollywood, harvey weinstein wielded inordinate power. but he's been brought down by some of the biggest female names in the movie industry who accused him of harassment and worse. actress rose mcgowan has said she was raped by the film producer in a growing scandal that is now affecting one of the world's
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biggest companies, amazon. in a series of tweets to the company's chief executive, mcgowan said, "i told the head of your studio that hw raped me. "over and over i said it. "he said it hadn't been proven. "i said, i was the proof". the amazon head of studio in question, roy price, is facing an accusation from a female producer that he lewdly propositioned her. he's now on a leave of absence and amazon is reviewing projects with the weinstein company. in new york today one of america's big banks, goldman sachs, said it was considering options for its stake in the weinstein company, whose headquarters is not far from 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 projects with what is left of the weinstein company. it has been likened to a run on a bank. the oscar—winning director, oliver stone, initially said that weinstein shouldn't be judged prematurely.
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if he broke the law, it'll come out, there will be a trial, and i believe a man shouldn't be condemned by a vigilante system. but later in a post on facebook, he said, "after looking at what has "been reported in many publications over the last couple of days, "i'm appalled and commend the courage of the women "who stepped forward. "i therefore recuse myself from the guantanamo series as long "as the weinstein company is involved". long—time politicalfriends are now distancing themselves from this big—dollar democratic fundraiser, too. hillary clinton here speaking with the bbc‘s 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's important that we notjust focus on him and whatever consequences flow from these stories about his behaviour, but that we recognise this kind of behaviour cannot be tolerated anywhere. harvey weinstein has denied any
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allegations of nonconsensual sex. he is now believed to be in a rehab clinic in arizona. a producer now cast by many as a predator and pariah. nick bryant, bbc news, new york. well since news of the harvey weinstein scandal broke a week ago, more and more people have been speaking out about the culture in the entertainment industry. for some, the idea of the so—called ‘casting couch' may seem like a relic of the golden age of hollywood — but others working in hollywood say sexual harassment is rife and exploitation is a price you pay for being part of the industry. from hollywood, the bbc‘s laura bicker reports. the conversation on the red carpet of hollywood has changed. tough questions are being asked about the culture of this industry. and yet some are still unwilling to come up with answers. this is what happened when i asked about harvey weinstein at this film premiere.
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in the aftermath of this how does hollywood heal? you've been in this industry a long time. yeah, we're going to pass on that one. come on, this way. but thank you so much. the star of the picture, renee zellweger, worked with harvey weinstein. i'm told my microphone is not allowed near her. you guys need to, you guys need to move back, please. like way back. it worries hollywood's newest recruits, warming up ahead of their big scene. some of those starting in their career fear exploitation has become the price they have to pay for being part of the industry. ifeel like music and movies is all about who you know and what you're willing to do. just listen to what goes through the mind of this young actress before an audition. before you even step into the room, am i the right look? are they going to like me because of this? i don't have that. but what if they ask me to do that. i can't do that.
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ok, maybe i shouldn't go. it sounds crazy, but that is literally the conversation that goes on. in your head. does it not depress you? yeah, it's terrible! it's horrible. ijust, i feel like that's the way it is and there's nothing i can do about it. the organisation women in film has set up a hotline to allow victims to report abuse and, potentially, take their cases to court. you know, the idea in hollywood which has become so customary, that if you're uncomfortable in a situation, let's say you're a woman, and you speak up and say, this situation's uncomfortable, you're basically asked to leave. you're normally given money. and then you sign some kind of a nda or confidentiality agreement. ora quick claim. what i get angry about is the system that lets them believe that they deserve to be treated this way. this systemic sexism in show business may come as no surprise to people here. but there is a hope it
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may act as some kind of tipping point, that the industry can now we form from within. that'll mean more women taking up powerful positions behind—the—scenes. that may be the only way that this casting couch culture will change. hollywood is being forced to look at itself from a new angle. and it might not like what it sees. laura bicker, bbc news, los angeles. president trump has outlined a new, tougher us stance towards iran — a country he says is under the control of a fanatical regime. he's accused tehran of violating the international nuclear deal signed two years ago calling it one of the worst agreements in history. he said he would now decertify it. the uk, france and germany insist they'll stand by the deal. our north america editorjon sopel reports from washington. this is one of the worst deals ever made by any country in history. my number one priority is to dismantle the
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disastrous deal with iran. there should be no surprise the president is doing what he is doing. he made clear his distaste for the iran nuclear deal at every opportunity. but finding a simple remedy has proved difficult, so today he refused to recertify it. i am directing my administration to work closely with congress and our allies to address the deal‘s many serious flaws, so the iranians many serious flaws, so the iranian regime can never threaten the world with nuclear weapons. in the event we are not able to reach a solution working with congress and our allies, then the agreement will be terminated. so what are president trump's aims? he wants congress to adopt tough new measures to redefine the agreement. he wants them to include triggers that could see sanctions imposed if iran violates the deal. and if iran is still not in compliance, the us
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could withdraw from the accord without congressional action or debate. in his previous life, donald trump was a builder. now, it seems he prefers the wrecking ball, particularly on anything that is a legacy from the obama era, whether it is immigration, climate change and now iran. he seems to want to break it up and is saying to congress, it's for you to fix it. but the original deal with iran was negotiated with a number of countries, including britain, notjust the us. and this evening, the other partners to it have reacted with dismay and anger to the president's statement. 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. so the president of the united has many powers, not this one. condemnation, too, from iran's president rouhani, and a strikingly similar point.
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translation: trump did not correctly study international law. how is it that a multilateral treaty adopted by the united nations, originally a united nations document, can be cancelled by a president alone? this is not a bilateral document between iran and the united states. and he seems to think that he can do whatever he wants to do. the president has given congress 60 days to come up with a plan, but for nine months, lawmakers have been unable to agree a way through one health care. it's far from clear they will do any better with the iran nuclear deal. well, there is precious little that unites israel and saudi arabia except perhaps opposition to the run nuclear deal and they are about the only two countries that have come out in support of what donald trump has said today, apart from that he's fairly internationally isolated and also within the administration there
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we re also within the administration there were many senior also within the administration there were many senior voices who cautioned president trump against the stance that he's taken. extraordinarily, the former secretary of state, john kerry, who negotiated the deal, had issued the strongest statement. he said it is a reckless abandonment of facts in favour of ego and ideology from a president who would rather play a high—stakes poker game of chicken with congress and iran than admit that the nuclear agreement is working. one other thing that is really striking about all of this is just how little leveraged america's allies seem to have over president trump. jon sopel in washington, thank you. the chancellor, philip hammond, says he regrets his poor choice of words after describing the eu brexit negotiators as "the enemy" and "the opponents" in an interview today. speaking in washington, where he's attending a meeting of the international monetary fund, mr hammond rejected accusations that he is talking down the economy by saying the brexit process has created uncertainty. he told the bbc he was committed
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to delivering a deal that worked for britain. our economics editor, kamal ahmed, reports. 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's just too gloomy "bizarre" and "absurd". i asked him first about lord lawson's claim of sabotage. well, lord lawson is entitled to his view on this and many other subjects, and isn't afraid to express it. but i think he's wrong. what i'm doing here in washington is talking britain up. what is the brexit process effect on the uk economy at the moment? we always knew the process of negotiation was going to create some uncertainty, and that's undoubtedly true. if you talk to businesses, they would like us to get it done quickly. they are not getting that, are they? the prime minister, in florence, a few weeks ago, made a very bold and clear proposal to the european union. she's made that offer and it is for the european union now to respond. he called the eu the opponents
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"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 and if you are ordering 28 beers, and then suddenly some of your colleagues is leaving, it isn't 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. the progress is not enough to move to the next stage, but there has been some progress. and you know our will is not to have a hard brexit or a soft brexit. it is to get a fair brexit. philip hammond is here among some of the most powerful people in politics and economics, and a change of tone. he says he's not here
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to talk down britain, to worry about brexit, but to talk up the country's prospects. but he knows that brexit isn't the only problem that he's facing. next month, he'll have the budget, and the problem of the performance of the british economy. obviously, a downgrade of productivity forecast is disappointing. but it's only one of the moving parts. the obr is an independent body. it will produce a comprehensive report on the economy and the fiscal position before the budget, and we will need to look at the whole picture. they are packing up at the imf tonight and mr hammond heads back to london to face his critics. he is optimistic, he says, but he knows his few days in america have been anything but smooth. kamal ahmed, bbc news, washington. our deputy political editor, john pienaar, is at westminster. john, has philip hammond done enough to silence the noises off about his approach to brexit? the chancellor put on an unusually
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feisty performance today. as for calling the eu side the nme, maybe it was a slip of the brain, or maybe he was trying too hard to show that he was trying too hard to show that he isa he was trying too hard to show that he is a board with the brexit project. but no one in the cabinet oi’ project. but no one in the cabinet or the conservative party is about to see him as a fire breathing brexiteer any time soon. he is sticking to his cautious, wary approach to the potential economic effects of brexit, whether the brexiteers like it or not, and they don't like it one little bit. even some of his remain leaning collea g u es some of his remain leaning colleagues are now saying quietly that he sometimes antagonises the brexiteers more than he needs to. and now we are hearing some calls for him to be sacked in a reshuffle of the cabinet by theresa may. downing street are saying that talk ofa downing street are saying that talk of a reshuffle is pure speculation. so as the chancellor carries on
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towards a budget next month, could he use that to ease the pressure, to relax some of the heat he is under at the moment? well, after a number of overoptimistic economic forecasts, there is simply no spare money to splash around. if he looks a the chancellor with too many problems and too few solutions, and with critics and opponents and enemies closing in on all sides, it's because he is, sophie, and because they are. thank you. a high courtjudge has ruled that the body of the moors murderer, ian brady, should be disposed of with no music and no ceremony. brady died five months ago at the age of 79. his remains are being kept at an undisclosed location. thejudge rejected brady's request for a piece of classical music to be played as his body was cremated, because the inspiration for the work would offend the families of his victims. the court of appeal has ruled that an islamic faith school's policy of completely segregating boys and girls is discriminatory and unlawful. the al—hij rah school in birmingham separates children from the age of ten
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in lessons, during breaks and on school trips. about 20 schools, islamic, jewish and christian, are thought to have similar segregation policies. our midlands correspondent sima kotecha reports. al—hij rah, a school for four to i6—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, and i believe that islam has a lot to offer 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
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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 ofsted 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. the judges said the government and ofsted had failed to spot the problem earlier. this school had been inspected many times in recent years and various issues emerged, but never had ofsted, untiljune i6, raised gender segregation as an issue. so what had suddenly changed, we ask ourselves. this ruling is likely
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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. sima kotecha, bbc news, birmingham. a brief look at some of the day's other news stories. the worst wildfires in california's history have left more than 30 people dead and hundreds more missing. the fires have swept through napa and sonoma counties in northern california, destroying thousands of buildings. strong winds have been hampering the firefighters. the taxi company uber has appealed against a decision by transport for london not to renew its licence to operate in the capital. tfl refused uber a new private hire licence last month, saying the company was not "fit and proper". uber will continue to operate in london during the appeals process. england's chief medical officer has renewed calls for a global effort to cut the use of antibiotics. dame sally davies said if
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antibiotics lose their effectiveness it would spell the end of modern medicine. she said common operations would become increasingly risky as resistance to the drugs grow. venezuelans go to the polls on sunday in regional elections which are being seen as a key test for the country's president maduro and the opposition. months of street protests, which left more than 100 people dead, failed to unseat the president. he's been accused of attacking democracy, and "creeping dictatorship", resulting in more american sanctions. venezuela is in the grip of an economic crisis with shortages of food and medicines and soaring inflation. katy watson reports from the state of carabobo in venezuala's industrial heartland. hip hop and a message of hope. this is rafael lacava, the government candidate for carabobo state. he thinks enthusiasm can solve
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the crisis that brought venezuela to its knees. in this poor neighbourhood, where people increasingly struggle to get by, this is light relief. less a political rally, more a music concert, with lacava a rock star on a mission. these people need leadership. these people are with us, and you've seen that today. and that's what we need, that you tell the world. they also need food and medicines. what can you do for that? because we've been blocked by the us. we've been blocked by the occidental countries. it's of little comfort to drivers queueing for hours to fill a tank of petrol, in the country with the largest oil reserves in the world. for those living in the shadow
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of venezuela's largest refinery, all this is a reminder ofjust how far the country's fallen. amari lives in a house given to her by the government. she shows me the subsidised food she gets from them, too. this is for a family of three, soon to be four, and it may be all she gets in six months. if you don't get your government subsidised box, food has become more and more complicated to buy. if you look it, the shopkeeper has boxed up coffee and oil and butter in more manageable sizes, but even then many people can't afford that, because prices keep on going up and up. as we filmed, a woman came into the shop, desperate to find out if there was any water. she told me she'd gone a month without clean drinking water. lilia beatriz took us to her family
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home to show us her empty fridge. only able to eat one meal a day, she's losing weight. translation: the president says, "us this, us that". for god's sake, stop paying attention to the united states and come and see what is happening to us in venezuela. venezuela ns are tuned into sunday's vote. it offers a chance to draw a line under the past, a step forward, not a return to violence. katy watson, bbc news in carabobo state. an angler who accidentally swallowed a fish he'd just caught has thanked the man who saved his life after he collapsed and stopped breathing. sam ouilliam was trying to celebrate his catch by kissing the dover sole. but it wriggled out of his hand and jumped into his throat. chi chi izundu reports. this dover sole, thankfully, isn't the one in question. sam ouilliam caught one 14
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centimetres long, and, despite mocking from fellow fisherman, tried to give it a quick kiss. but the fish wriggled free, lodged itself in his throat, blocking his airway. sam collapsed and went into cardiac arrest, and his friends were forced to give him cpr. i'm just a bit shaken up by it all, really. you just don't expect it to happen. i mean, people do things like this all the time and you just don't expect it to happen to you. paramedics were called to help a man who'd swallowed a live fish, and with small forceps and six attempts later, it was eventually removed. whole. after 17 years of doing this job, i've never seen anything like it. i've never seen a foreign body quite as much, quite as like that. sam was resuscitated and taken to hospital. but he's not the only fisherman to put himself at such a risk. apparently there is a tradition
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amongst fisherman that when they get their catch they gave it a quick kiss before they throw it back in the sea. sam says this whole incident hasn't actually put him off and he will be back here soon on this pier with his friends fishing as soon as he gets the sign—off from doctors. so, despite all of that, will sam be kissing his next catch? probably, yeah. just a bit bigger, and not a sole. chi chi izundu, bbc news boscombe pier. that's it. now on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. have a very good night. hello and welcome to sportsday, with me, hugh ferris. the headlines tonight. it might prefer club to country right now but david moyes tells us he would in turn scotland that if they ask him to become gordon strachan's successor. don't call us a one—man team, pochettino says guardiola is disrespectful for suggesting spurs rely too much on
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harry kane. and ulster score two tries in three minutes to send wasps to the defeat in the champions cup. thanks forjoining us on sportsday, just 2a hours after losing their manager, scotland have a new one for the short—term and might be encouraged by one of their potential targets for the long—term and what he has told us denied. david moyes told us he wouldn't turn the job done, although he would prefer to return to club football. the former manchester united boston at sunderland in may following relegation from the premier league and it's one of the favourites to replace gordon strachan, who left yesterday after scotland failed to qualify for the world cup. no
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approach from scotland and... but i work closely with the sfa and i have just come in two weeks ago, been working with the coaches in scotland survey know where i am if they want to speak to me. i don't think anybody ever turns down the national tea m anybody ever turns down the national team opportunity but i think it has to be the right time as well. my first choice would be to go back in to club management, but in scotland wa nt to to club management, but in scotland want to talk somewhere along the line, i would want to talk somewhere along the line, iwould be want to talk somewhere along the line, i would be happy to help all speak with them and see what they've got to say. this is the man currently in charge, although it's likely to be for only one match, a friendly against the netherlands next month. malky mackay has taken over on an interim basis and will do hisjob alongside his over on an interim basis and will do his job alongside his current one as the sfa performance director. chris mclaughlan tells us. when ex—it doors are left ajar, it can leave room to make an entrance. gordon strachan has gone and the man in charge has a plan, starting with the friendly against the dutch next
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month. the board have asked malky mackay if he would lead that match and lead the squad into that game and lead the squad into that game and as faras and lead the squad into that game and as far as the recruitment of a successof and as far as the recruitment of a successor is concerned, clearly we will try and do that as quickly as we can. this was malky mackay in december. he had asked for a fresh chance after admitting sending offensive text messages as manager offensive text messages as manager of cardiff city. since then, he has been focusing on developing youth. of cardiff city. since then, he has been focusing on developing youthlj think he is in the infancy of starting a very importantjob is performance director. my one concern would be that should he get a result against holland, it leaves the door ajar as to the possibility of him becoming manager and it's important to him to the job he is doing now. thejob is to to him to the job he is doing now. the job is to find a to him to the job he is doing now. thejob is to find a man to him to the job he is doing now. the job is to find a man who to him to the job he is doing now. thejob is to find a man who can lead the scottish team to a major finals for the first time since 1998, a man who can get their team, and the nation, after so many knocks, to rise up and or small. but who? we are going to consider a wide
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range of candidates, wide range of experience, from home and abroad and when we have the short list, we will make a recommendation to the board. so 2a hours after the end of the gordon strachan era, the sfa here at the national stadium has set out its

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