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police in britain are now investigating claims of sexual assault by three women against hollywood film executive harvey weinstein. against hollywood film executive the actress lysette anthony says she was raped by weinstein at her london home in the late 1980s. she was raped by weinstein at her he has also been accused by two other women of assault in london, the most recentjust two years ago. other women of assault in london, also on the programme tonight... other women of assault in london, a cabinet minister says if food prices go up because of a no—deal brexit — british farmers will produce more. authorities say over 200 people are known to have been killed, following yesterday's bomb in the capital of somalia. austria elects a 31—year—old as its next leader — he could need the help of the far—right to form a government. of the far—right and hurricane ophelia heads for ireland. troops are mobilised and schools closed. good evening.
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police in britain are now investigating allegations of sexual assault made by three women against the film producer harvey weinstein. against the film producer one of them is the actress lysette anthony, who stars in the channel 4 series hollyoaks. lysette anthony, who stars she says she was raped by weinstein at her flat in the late 1980s. the metropolitan police say that today another woman has made allegations of an assault in 1992, and a third has said she was assaulted on three separate occasions in london, most recently in 2015. occasions in london, here's daniel sandford. occasions in london, guys, i'm not doing 0k. occasions in london, being battered by a storm of sexual abuse allegations in america, the clouds are gathering over harvey weinstein in the uk too. this was british actress lysette anthony in 1982, 19 years old and at the start of her career, filming the science—fiction fantasy krull. of her career, filming that was when she met harvey weinstein.
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and in today's sunday times, she claims that a few years later, he raped her at her london home. she claims that a few years later, do not let the ship sink... she claims that a few years later, now well—known for her role in channel 4's hollyoa ks, she told the paper... in channel 4's hollyoa ks, harvey weinstein, who has been lauded as a hollywood a—lister for decades, has now conceded he made mistakes and needs help but has categorically denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex. denied all allegations the metropolitan police started investigating the allegations by lysette anthony last week. investigating the allegations the force now says two more women have come forward. one claims harvey weinstein assaulted her in 1992, the other that he assaulted her three times, in 2010, 2011 and 2015. but if detectives decide they do want to charge harvey weinstein,
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bringing him here would not necessarily happen quickly. the courts in america would want to deal with all the cases there before extraditing him to britain. actress alice evans says she managed to avoid weinstein‘s advances in cannes in 2002 when he asked to feel her breasts, but she thinks it damaged her career. to feel her breasts, but she thinks it was very odd. to feel her breasts, but she thinks the overtures were nothing to do with, wow, you're really pretty. or, you know, i'm really enjoying your... it was nothing to do with me. really enjoying your... it was, i want to touch your... really enjoying your... they say your blood runs cold, but it's not really your blood, it's almost like your stomach turns. but it's not really your blood, last night, the academy of motion pictures, which hands out oscars, expelled harvey weinstein and today, the french president, emmanuel macron, said the film producer would lose his legion d'honneur, one of france's highest decorations. d'honneur, one of france's but he now faces the real possibility of a criminal prosecution either in america
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or in britain. daniel sanford, bbc news, at new scotland yard. let's speak now to our north america correspondent laura bicker, who's in los angeles. correspondent laura bicker, many allegations against weinstein, but what about police investigations there? but what about police prosecutors but what about police here in the us face a number prosecutors here in the us face a number of hurdles. the first is known as the statute of limitations. that means any known sexual offences will have to take place frequent —— will have to take place frequent —— will have to take place frequent —— will have had to have taken place recently if police can take any action. the other thing is people have signed confidentiality agreements. are they willing to come forward and put them selves through court cases? last week, one actress who says she was propositioned by harvey weinstein said the most
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shocking thing is that women are finally believed. when it comes to that culture, that is what people in the industry want changed. they want women to be able to come forward without being victimised. thank you, oui’ without being victimised. thank you, our correspondent laura bicker there. a cabinet minister has said that british farmers would step up and produce more food for the nation, if the uk left the eu without a trade deal. for the nation, if the uk left chris grayling was responding after the chairman of sainsbury‘s said there could be a sharp rise in food prices, if there's no brexit agreement. in food prices, if there's mr grayling said that in any case, he believed the talks with the eu would lead to a deal. he believed the talks with the eu here's our political correspondent ben wright. no deal is better than a bad deal, that's what the government keeps telling us, but what might that mean for your supermarket shop? the retail giant sainsbury‘s has warned there could be an average tariff off 22% on imported food from europe, if britain leaves the european union without a trade deal. if that happened, one minister says we'll have to grow more of our own. what we will do is grow more here and we'll buy more from around the world.
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here and we'll buy more but, of course, that will mean bad news for continental farmers, and that's why it won't happen, because it's actually in their interest to reach a deal. because it's actually so, are warnings of higher prices frightening shoppers? this part of south london voted remain, but i did find two leave supporters who thought a hike in the price of food would be worth it. in the price of food personally, i think that this is yet more scaremongering and it'sjust an extension of project fear. more scaremongering and it'sjust a short—term hit, possibly. more scaremongering and it'sjust long term, will it all be fine? more scaremongering and it'sjust i'm not bothered about having to pay a little bit more, as long as we're out of it. to pay a little bit more, and the risk of food going up, do you think that's a real risk and would it be enough to... do you think that's a real risk do you think that should be sort of focusing minds? i think it's a real risk, you know. sort of focusing minds? we've got deals around europe of food coming in and if there are tariffs, if we don't have a deal, there'll be tariffs, so food will go up, which will hit your everyday consumer. i think if they go up a little bit, it's kind of... you can probably manage it. bit, it's kind of... if they go up a lot, then your quality of living is going to go down and that's not what anyone wants.
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it's notjust the price of food that could ride without a brexit trade deal. of food that could ride new tariffs could clog up seaports like dover, with lorries waiting to clear customs. there is a risk no agreement on aviation might ground planes, although the transport secretary dismissed that possibility today and insisted a deal would be done. dismissed that possibility today good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. in brussels, brexit negotiations are deadlocked. so to prove it's prepared to walk away, the government has said it's planning for the possibility of no deal being reached. but parliament is gearing up for a fight, with labour vowing to join forces with some tory mps to try and change the government's eu withdrawal bill. to try and change the government's their aim — to close down the option of leaving the eu without any agreement. the option of leaving the eu i think on a cross—party basis, you will see in the debates in the coming week the government will get a message, there will be a deal. will get a message, when we amend the legislation — which i think we will, i think there's a majority to do that — we'll have a meaningful vote, which is what we've said all along. that — we'll have a meaningful vote, we'll be able to say to government, whatever you're negotiating,
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it will not be on the basis of no deal, because the damage to this economy would be so great. deal, because the damage to this but deal, because the damage to this a deal is what sh tomorrow but a deal is what she wants. tomorrow theresa may will have dinner in brussels before an eu summit. asummit dinner in brussels before an eu summit. a summit which will not open trade talks but will aim to shunt the negotiations on. number ten says theresa may's dinner in brussels tomorrow has been in the diary for some while. there is clearly an effort to roll the diplomatic pitch ahead of the crunch summit at the end of the week. but big differences clearly are there between the eu and the uk on the structure of these talks. the eu say the terms of the divorce settlement have to be agreed before there can be discussions on the future trade negotiation. the question is, can a meeting break the
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impasse and find some progress? ben, thank you. the ben, thank you. leader of austria's people's party the leader of austria's people's party has become the youngest leader at the age of 31. sebastian kurz may have to rely on the far right freedom party. we canjoin our correspondentjenny hill. good correspondentjenny hill. evening. today's result if significant good evening. today's result is significant two reasons. first, it may mean the far right becomes part of austria's government, and secondly, as you say, austrians collected the world's youngest leader, a 31—year—old man they have nicknamed whizz kid. this report contains flash the geography. —— flash photography. the new face of austrian politics. flash photography. sebastian kurz has rejuvenated his party and changed his country's political landscape. party and changed his country's
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translation: voters have handed us a great responsibility. many people but big hopes in our movement. i promise i will do all in my power to fight for change and i invite you tojoin me. to fight for change herr kurz, a word for the bbc. to fight for change has austria moved to the right today? it is a victory for the right? to the right today? no answer for us but mr kurz is shifting his party's politics. as foreign minister during the refugee crisis, he closed the country's borders. during the refugee crisis, now he's leaving the door open — to the far right. even on the campaign trail, his potential new partner, the anti—migrant freedom party sensed the victory of sorts. at this rally, its leader warned that foreigners are replacing the native austrian population. that foreigners are replacing mr kurz will have to form a coalition government, and this is his most likely partner. a coalition government, translation: we thank voters for their trust. many austrians used their democratic right today. democracy has won in austria today. democratic right today. so, perhaps, has image. democratic right today.
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austria's chancellor elect talks not about his party but his bewegung, a macron style movement. about his party but his bewegung, but vienna has seen it all before. about his party but his bewegung, nearly 20 years ago mr kurz‘s party invited the far right into government. party invited the far then there was shock, dismay, some european countries imposed diplomatic sanctions. some european countries imposed today, in an eu bruised by the migrant crisis, few are surprised. by the migrant crisis, translation: i think it's great that kurz is the leader. they are all tricksters. that kurz is the leader. i did vote for kurz. that kurz is the leader. i'm shocked and outraged. that kurz is the leader. i'm very disappointed that austria has voted like this. it's irrational. has voted like this. populist success, the mainstream chasing the right. europe's youngest leader and embodiment of shifting political ground. and embodiment of shifting jenny hill, bbc news, vienna. and embodiment of shifting the car maker vauxhall says 400 jobs are to go at its plant at ellesmere port in cheshire by the end of the year. the car maker is moving to just one production shift a day
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because of a fall in demand. production shift a day it says it's struggling in european markets — and there's a general fall in demand for new cars. our business correspondent joe lynam is here. what joe lynam is here. does this mean for vauxhall? vauxhall what does this mean for vauxhall? vauxhall has been the victims of the decline in hatchbacks. they say we are buying more suvs which they do not make in ellesmere port. and also the fall in the pound. they are cutting the number of shifts and 400 jobs will have to go, that is a thing of the workforce before christmas. the backdrop to all of this is vauxhall are now owned by psa. they also own peugeot and citroen. the boss said the vauxhall pla nts were citroen. the boss said the vauxhall plants were not as efficient as the peugeot and citroen plants and that is putting the pressure on vauxhall.
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thank you. police in somalia say yesterday's bombing in the capital mogadishu claimed the lives of at least 230 people, and wounded hundreds. it was the deadliest attack on civilians since the islamist al—shabab group launched its insurgency in 2007. from nairobi, our senior africa correspondent anne soy reports. this correspondent anne soy reports. report contains 9 distressing this report contains some distressing images. search and rescue efforts continue more than 24 hours after the blast. hopes of finding people alive are fading. those who recover the remains of their loved ones can be counted lucky. their loved ones many bodies cannot be identified. their loved ones it is one of the worst bomb blasts ever on somali soil. a truck laden with explosives struck at a busy intersection on saturday, reducing buildings to rubble and setting vehicles alight. the scale of casualties is unprecedented. president mohamed abdullahi
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farmajo visited some of the injured in hospital. farmajo visited some he also donated blood. farmajo visited some the president is in no doubt as to who is responsible for the attack. translation: indeed, it is a hard period. yesterday's truck bomb attack is a national disaster that claimed many people's lives and it signifies that the terrorist group al—shabab are cruel and nasty people who kill anyone. a city with just a handful of hospitals has been tested to its limit. of hospitals has been medics are overwhelmed. of hospitals has been translation: what happened yesterday was incredible. i've never seen such a thing before and the death toll is uncountable. corpses were burned and no one could recognise them. somalia has been battling insurgency for years. the un—backed government is supported by a regional african union force but al—shabab has shown it remains capable of staging high—profile attacks in the capital. it remains capable of staging
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and every so often they test the resilience of a country determined to emerge from the rubble. in a rare show of anger, residents protest on the streets of mogadishu. they want the government to avenge the deaths of their loved ones and end a decade of attacks from the home—grown militants. anne soy, bbc news. from the home—grown militants. western—backed militias say they've begun a final assault to capture the syrian city of raqqa — where 300 fighters from self—styled islamic state are understood to be holding out. the city's been under persistent attack for four months. raqqa has been islamic state's main stronghold since it took control in 2014. main stronghold since it the leadership of the autonomous kurdish region in northern iraqi
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have refused requests to annul a referendum last month. a tense armed stand—off is continuing around the city of kirkuk between kurdish peshmerga fighters and other troops. o rla peshmerga fighters and other troops. orla guerin reports. facing a new threat, and perhaps a new battle ground. the kurdish peshmerga, ringed by the mountains, and now by the iraqi military. ringed by the mountains, former allies turned foes over the fate of kirkuk. this veteran kurdish commander told me they have drawn a line in the sand, and if they must, will wage war. we don't like war. and if they must, will wage war. we peacefully, we like to find a peaceful solution for the province, but if they try to cross us, we will answer them. you are ready for a shooting war if needs be? yes, 100%, yes. war if needs be? for now, they wait, poised in case
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the war of words turns into something worse. the war of words turns the iraqi military wants this front line position. the kurds say they won't give it up. front line position. in fact, they have been bringing reinforcements. they tell us they now have is fighters on one side, and iraqi forces on the other. is fighters on one side, they feel like they have two enemies to deal with. the international community is looking on with concern. few would want another warfront in iraq. the oil fields nearby would be part of the spoils. along with the disputed city, in kurdish hands since 2014. that's when iraqi forces fled, as is advanced. the kurds here say they will defend the city to the death, including the shoemaker of kirkuk. the city to the death, while we are still breathing, no one can come here, says mohammed. they will have to kill us first. no one can come here, says mohammed.
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me, my family and my whole household will stand in front of them. baghdad has been sending the big guns. so far, the tanks have remained outside the city. iraq's prime minister says he won't fire on his fellow citizens, the kurds, but he seems determined to reclaim territory and kirkuk is now a powder keg. orla guerin, bbc news, northern iraq. the republic of ireland is bracing itself for the arrival of hurricane ophelia. itself for the arrival this video shows the hurricane gusting at winds in excess of a 100 miles an hour. hurricane gusting at winds ophelia is due to hit in the early hours of tomorrow morning, it's hoped by that time it will have been downgraded to a tropical storm. our correspondent chris page is in belfast. it
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page is in belfast. may be downgraded but ireland still it may be downgraded but ireland is still preparing itself? that is right. even though ophelia will likely be nx hurricane the irish authorities are still very concerned. forecasters have said the storm will be destructive, violent and potentially life—threatening. earlier today a red weather warning was issued for coastal areas. tonight, that has been extended right across the whole country. tomorrow, in the republic of ireland, no schools will open. people are being advised to stay indoors and soldiers will be on stand—by, particularly in the south and west by gusts are expected to be strongest. in northern ireland the met office have issued an amber weather warning. there is potential danger to life from flying debris. thank you. with all the sport — here's olly at the bbc sport centre. good here's olly at the bbc sport centre. evening, reet maria sharapova has won her first tournament since returning from a doping ban. her first tournament the former world number one won the tianjin open. also in china, one of the sport's great rivalries was renewed
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at the shanghai masters as roger federer beat rafael nadal. adam wild reports. as roger federer beat rafael nadal. for as roger federer beat rafael nadal. maria sharapt long for maria sharapova it has been a long way back. still, overcoming adversity has been her strength. her return to the sport has frustrated some. here, the frustration belonged entirely to her opponent as the set slipped away. the second was heart fought but again sharapova turned things around, her first title since her turn. the journey back has begun. such a special victory for me. onei begun. such a special victory for me. one i will rememberforever in my career. you me. one i will rememberforever in my career. you never me. one i will rememberforever in my career. you never know when it will all come together but it happened to me. china was also the stage for one of modern sport's most enduring rivalries. for rafa nadal and roger federer, advancing years
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fails to quell the desire to be number one in the world. now federer can stop nadal from number one in the world. now federer can stop nadalfrom ending the number one in the world. now federer can stop nadal from ending the year with that title. federer‘s fan base spreads the globe like few others. victory over his old adversity, a reminder of why he commands such adoration. another title in an astonishing year. the great rivalry will now see who ends it as world number one. there were two games in the premier league today, match of the day 2 has highlights of both after the news, but i'm going to tell you what happened right now. wayne rooney scored a late penalty to earn everton a 1—1 draw at brighton, and manolo gabbiadini did the same for southampton against newcastle. and manolo gabbiadini did the same his second of the match came from the spot and it finished 2—2 at st mary's. from the spot and it in rugby union, the reigning european champions saracens started the defence of their champions cup title with an 8 try demolition of northampton saints away at franklin's gardens. sarries won 57—13. at franklin's gardens. they also scored 50
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points against saints on the first day of the season. points against saints elsewhere points against saints there were defeats for ospreys elsewhere there were defeats for ospreys and scarlets. what a week it's been for tyrell hatton. he set a course record at st andrew's last sunday to win the dunhill links championship and the englishman birdied the final hole at the italian open today to win that tournament by a single stroke. to win that tournament it to win that tournament was his birthday yesterday the it was his birthday yesterday and the 36—year—old has pocketed thousands from his wins. that's all from me, stay with us on bbc one — it's time for the news where you are. as we've been hearing, britain and ireland are bracing themselves for hurricane—force winds expected to arrive
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in the next 24 hours. it comes exactly 30 years to the day after the famous occasion when weatherman michael fish reassured the nation that there wouldn't be a hurricane — despite rumours that one was on its way. a few hours later, southern england was hit by destructive winds of over 100mph. the great storm of 1987 claimed 18 lives and caused some £2 billion worth of damage. peter gibbs reports on how the storm affected historic woodland in west sussex. as dawn broke, some 15 million trees lay flattened in southern england. at the national trust wakehurst estate in west sussex, 20,000 trees were lost. walking through the woods today, you would be hard pushed to spot trace of that catastrophe. but that is thanks to forward thinking by the people in charge of the clear up at the time.
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we are in coate's woods, our southern hemisphere woodlands. it was known as coate's tree, the day after the storm. that is all that was left? yes. ed is the head of horticulture and he told me of the plans put in force after the storm. out of the carnage of that night came some incredibly clear, far—sighted thinking, not to just replace everything that was lost and recover the land, but to subscribe properly to this notion of grouping plants according to where they come from. would it be fair to say the storm was a blessing in disguise? it's allowed us to create something profound and our woodlands are our big contribution to british horticulture. those who have worked on the estate have seen it transformed
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from a scene of devastation back to the thriving woodland it is today. it was a tangled mess, it was like a massive game ofjenga. some colleagues never got over the storm, because they had spent years nurturing the collection and within a click of a finger it was flattened. although it seemed like a disaster at the time, the great storm of 87 was a natural event. here at wakehurst, it started a process of renewal that is now helping repair forests threatened on the other side of the world. let's bring ourselves up to date shall we and get the weather
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forecast with matty taylor. after the relative calm of sunday things are to get much livelier for parts of the uk into monday, the met office has already issued an amber preprepared warning for strong and potentially damaging winds across parts of northern ireland as we go through the second half of the day. all due to what is currently hurricane ophelia, cloud and the northern half the country producing rain in northern ireland and scotla nd rain in northern ireland and scotland and turns wet and the rain moves north away from that most will be dry winds strengthening towards the south—west fairly mild away from the south—west fairly mild away from the north of scotland. temperatures in the teens to start the day. this is it, the remnants of hurricane ophelia, still a significant storm as it pushes into southern part of ireland on monday, southern ireland will feel the worst effects but all around these western areas the wind
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strengthening, cloudy start then dry and bright day, turning wet in northern ireland, winds strengthening, let's focus on that, monday afternoon into monday evening rush—hour, strongest of the winds around irish seacoast, 70—80 mph, big disruption, could be damage around as well. the rest of the uk com pletely around as well. the rest of the uk completely different, the winds coming from the east of scotland, blustery day for england and wales but nothing to significant away from west coasts and the warm wind at that. gusty winds into the evening rush—hour. still pretty windy and the irish sea to begin with then the strong winds becoming combined in northern ireland, southern and northern england, into tuesday there could be rush—hour problems. monday from the afternoon through monday night ended tuesday morning disruption possible even some damage to up—to—date with the latest warnings online. tuesday the winds
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will ease, stays wet, cool across scotland, the far north, england and wales largely dry with sunny spells before splashes of rain arrive in the south later, nowhere near as warm as monday afternoon across england and wales but pleasant enoughin england and wales but pleasant enough in the sunshine. overnight rainfor enough in the sunshine. overnight rain for the site will work its way into parts of northern england, then into parts of northern england, then into southern scotland, cool winds, warmer further south, goodbye for 110w. hello. this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment first the headlines at 10.30. the bbc understand a third british woman has come forward accusing
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