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athletes already here. we're here to focus on performance. and our training and preparation. obviously the media and everybody are rightly focused on those tensions. but we have evacuation plans in place. we have done all the preparation with the british olympic association and so we are not letting it affect or distract our preparation for the winter games. the hope is that the arrival of the olympic flame here, the torch relay and these public events might finally enthuse south koreans about their games. and generate a late surge in ticket buying. because the home crowd will be needed all the more especially if concerns about the north korean crisis are making some abroad reluctant to come here. they have dubbed it the olympics for peace and harmony. putting their faith in the power of sport to unite. and in that ancient belief, the olympic truce. mark lowen, bbc news, seoul. time for a look at the weather with stav da naos.
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i would like to have said it is fine and dry everywhere but i start showing you the rainfall from this morning across scotland, persistent and heavy at times. the good news is that continues to peter out as it moves into southern scotland and northern england. pushing through northern ireland as well later this afternoon. to the north some brightness around which will continue. and temperatures reaching the mid—teens in the brighter spots. for england and wales it has been a fine start to the day and will continue through the afternoon. hazy sunshine at times. and the odd spot of rain. the best of the sunshine across the south west. this evening and overnight the rain band across northern areas pushes south into england and wales. but no more than
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a band of cloud and the odd spot of rain. we could see some mist and fog patches which could cause problems tomorrow morning and potentially affect some of the airports around the london area. but that should lift to leave some sunshine for cornwall and devon. northern parts of england, scotland and northern ireland, plenty of sunshine although cooler of late. heading into woods friday, we are in between weather systems. we are watching this weather front slowly approaching to the north—west. but i think many places staying dry. a lot of cloud around, the odd spot of light rain. temperatures around ten, 13 degrees. a change starting to take place across the north and west of the country, weather fronts moving
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through into a saturday morning, quite wet for a time on saturday across england and wales. later on saturday and it does we have cold air spreading right across the uk and with that extra sunshine and showers. and also a cold night with a return to some frost as well. so some sunny a return to some frost as well. so some sunny spells, scattered showers for the weekend, turning distinctly chilly and traditional bonfire night potentially on sunday night, that is cold. that's all from the bbc news at one — so it's goodbye from me — and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. wales manager chris coleman says he has "no idea" if he'll carry
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on in the job when his contract runs out at the end of this month. he'd previously said he would leave, but he's been urged to stay on by senior players, despite their failure to reach next year's world cup. he says he's had inital talks with the football association of wales but they're no further forward — admitting the upcoming friendlies against france and panama could be his last in charge. coleman has named gareth bale in the wales squad for those games. he hasn't played since he suffered a calf injury playing for real madrid at the end of september and he missed wales‘s last two world cup qualifiers. three more english clubs are in champions league action this evening. manchester city will reach the knock—out stages if they avoid defeat against the italian side napoli; tottenham take on real madrid at wembley knowing a win would see them through, and liverpool sit top of their group ahead of their game against maribor. they won the away fixture 7—0 a fortnight ago — butjurgen klopp says that counts for nothing tonight. i've had too many football games in my life to feel relaxed or whatever
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before a game like this. it's the champions league, they deserve to be there and we deserve to be there, and we decide with our performance whether we deserve to stay in the champions league. it's all we are thinking about. england cricket coach trevor bayliss says the players have agreed sensible rules for drinking on the ashes tour of australia but there will be no curfews. the squad is in perth, preparing for their first tour match, without ben stokes who's still in england, awaiting news on whether he'll be charged over an incident outside a bristol nightclub. to me, not drinking in between matches isjust to me, not drinking in between matches is just sensible. to me, not drinking in between matches isjust sensible. so the players have sat down and had a chat and they are the ones who have come up and they are the ones who have come up with this. we don't want to put too many curfews on them that keep them in their rooms. certainly it is about picking the right time to have about picking the right time to have a couple of drinks. but obviously
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knowing when to stay away from it, when you're preparing for a match. scarlets centre scott williams has been recalled by wales for the autumn internationals. he was initally left out in favour of clubmate hadleigh parkes but he returns to the squad after dragons' tyler morgan suffered an ankle injury. we're 100 days away from the start of the winter olympics in pyeonchang, south korea — and one of the athletes who could win a medalfor team gb is snowboarder katie ormerod. she narrowly missed out on qualification for the games four years ago and almost immediately became the first female snowboarder to land double 10 — which is two full flips and one full spin. i was so gutted last time when i was so i was so gutted last time when i was so close but i didn't get there. i let all of that frustration out when i landed the double time. since then, everything's gone up for me, i got invites to x games and got my
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world cup podiums and ifeel like i've earned my place in the sport and i'm really confident and co mforta ble and i'm really confident and comfortable with my riding, and i feel i am going into this olympics with my best shape possible. ifeel i could come back with two medals. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website, i'll have more for you in the next hour. let's get more now on the deadliest terror attack since 9/11. five friends from argentina were among eight people killed yesterday when a truck ploughed into pedestrians, cyclists and hit a school bus. at least 12 others were injured, as the driver careered down a cycle path along a number of blocks in lower manhattan, in an area where the streets were busy with people out celebrating halloween. the suspect has been named as 29—year—old sayfullo saipov — a driverfor the taxi company uber,
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who arrived in the us from uzbekistan in 2010. he was shot and injured by police as he tried to flee his hired vehicle, and eyewitnesses said he shouted allahu akbar — god is greatest — as he ran. president trump has ordered the homeland security services to step up the vetting of immigrants. a former neighbour of the suspect who knew him when he lived in an uzbek neighbourhood of ohio has described him as "aggressive" and critical of liberal muslims. he's been telling the bbc about his impressions of sayfullo saipov. he wasjust a he was just a young boy, he wasjust a young boy, a little aggressive, that's why, one of the reasons why he moved from ohio was he was not very close to our group.
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i don't know the reason why he moved, but i'm thinking it's maybe... he wasn't that much friendly, and he always looked at liberal muslim friends, and saying, "you're not doing this right, or doing it like islam does." those we re doing it like islam does." those were little minor signs of radicalisation. a former neighbour of the new york attack suspect there. the new york state governor andrew cuomo says the suspect has links to so—called islamic state and was radicalised in the us — although security services believe he was acting alone. the governor has been speaking to cbs news. we are going through social media to
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see what sort of interactions he may have had, the state police actually helped him and his truck out of a ditch at one time, but there is no evidence now that it was part of a larger conspiracy, larger plot. this is the evolution of the jihadi tactics. it is no longer geographically isolated, the internet has given them a global platform and a global training ground. they have a very simple play: rent a car, rent a truck and create mayhem. there was a note that referenced isis, in many ways this was what you would call a classic case of the radicalisation of a domestic jihadist. case of the radicalisation of a domesticjihadist. who associated —— who was asserted with —— is
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irritated with isis, and this was their new playbook, very simple, use a vehicle to cause harm. it is new york, london, germany, france, ohio. service is more of what have seen. the northern ireland secretary says he will draft a bill to —— speaking after the latest round of talks with the democratic unionist party and sinn fein, he said the move would not mean a return to direct rule from london. it is the responsibilities of the parties to take forward an executive and —— form an executive and put forward its own budget. but it now seems incredibly unlikely an
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executive will not be in place within a timetable, to pass a budget by the end of november. which is the point at which we in the northern ireland civil service assess that northern ireland will begin to run out of resources. no government could simply stand by and allow that to happen. and therefore now taking forward the necessary steps that would enable a budget bill to be introduced at westminster at the appropriate moment in order to protect the delivery of public services in northern ireland. it was halloween yesterday, and canadian prime ministerjustin trudeau got into the spirit by dressing up as journalist clark kent — otherwise known as superman! as is tradition, he later went trick—or—treating with his wife and children. in a moment a summary of the business news
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this hour but first, the headlines on bbc news: president trump orders increased vetting at us borders — after yesterday's truck attack in new york in which eight people were killed and eleven injured. the prime minister's deputy, damian green, denies allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards a female activist. a report on experiences faced by the families involved in the hillsborough disaster calls for a "charterfor families bereaved through public tragedy‘. online sales at next have gone up — but sales in shops fell by more than 13 per cent in the last quarter. the company is warning of tough trading conditions in the run—up to christmas. uk manufacturers enjoyed strong growth in business last month, it's mainly because of new contracts encouraging firms to ramp up production. nationwide says house prices went up
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by around two and a half percent in september — compared to the same month last year. the company also says most homeowners will only be modestly affected if interest rates go up tomorrow. back to that story about the high street retailer next. the company says online sales rose by more than 13% in the three months to october, but sales in stores fell by around 8%. the company has also warned about volatile trading conditions. let's talk to retail analyst sofie willmott. what does next mean by volatile trading conditions? high-street chains are struggling to drive sales above last year's. consumers' incomes are being squeezed with the rising price of food, spending is being prioritised for these items
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and there is less money for nonessential items such as clothing. what can retailers do to combat this? retailers such as next are adding in experiential elements such as prozac or bars, restaurants. debenhams say they are going to add you talk about trying to improve the in—store experience, but we are seeing shoppers desert stores for online, so isn't that really a difficulty for the retailers? i think difficulty for the retailers? ithink so, difficulty for the retailers? i think so, because the online channel also needs investment. next last year introduced a delivery savings scheme, to drive loyalty, so it is improved to —— imported to improve that but also investment is neededin improve that but also investment is needed in stores. are we seeing a trend away from these sorts of retailers to more
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bespoke, character —based, local shops? i think generally it is tough in retail, i don't think there is generally a shift from multiple retailers to independents. some retailers to independents. some retailers like amazon and a source 01’ retailers like amazon and a source or reporting strong results. —— asos. let's take a look at some of today's other business stories. shell has sold some of its north sea assets to the oil company chrysaor for more than £2.8 billion. shell wants to sell £22 billion worth of assets by next year, to pay off debts. the price of milk is set to go up as we get closer to christmas. that's because producers are tightening production to halt the fall in prices we've seen over the last year or so. well, sainsbury is setting up its own record label. it's releasing a series of vinyl albums in some of its stores. sales of vinyl topped three million last year — that's the highest since 1992. let's see how the markets have been
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performing. retail shares have been under pressure. especially next — which saw only flat sales in the last quarter and warned of volatile trading conditions. marks and spencer also affected by that. sterling has also been affected by increasing expectation of a rise in interest rates tomorrow. that's all the business news. the restored hasting pier in sussex, which was devastated by fire, has w011 which was devastated by fire, has won the stirling prize. thejudges said it was a phoenix returned from the ashes. the new design uses timber restored from the original pier. climbing on australia's ayres rock
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will be banned from october 2019, ending a decades long campaign to protect the site. the board of the national park voted unanimously to stop visitors from climbing the rock, which is considered sacred to aboriginal australians. the giant red monolith is a unesco world heritage site, and it attracts thousands of visitors every year. the director of parks australia said officials would try to repair any damage climbers had caused. we are going to have to talk to the board, to work with the traditional owners and see what they want to do. we will need some experts to help us work out how we restore and read ability, if that's what the traditional owners want. —— rehabilitate. i think the word used today was how we "he'll was caught some of the scars that might be on
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uluru. -- some of the scars that might be on uluru. —— "heal". theresa may has said that party leaders are to meet to agree an independent process for tacking allegations of sexual harassment at westminster, and that action will be taken on abuse or misconduct. the prime minister made the announcement this lunchtime during prime minister's questions. for all the reaction, let's cross to our assistant political editor, norman smith, who's in westminster. norman. the prime minister set out the broad outlines of the sort of grievance body she would like to see handle some of these allegations of sexual might —— misconduct, suggesting it has to be something outside the party system that covered the whole of parliament, in other words not just the employees of mps, notjust staffed by journalists as just the employees of mps, notjust staffed byjournalists as well, if people were to have confidence to report allegations. i've written to all party leaders, inviting them to a meeting next week to discuss a common, transparent,
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independent grievance procedure, for all those working in parliament. we have a duty to ensure that everyone coming here to contribute to public life is treated with respect. jeremy corbyn said he would welcome a meeting with mrs may and other party leaders to try and draw together thinking for a new complaints procedure, but suggested it should also involve the trade unions at westminster. we need to have better protections for all in this house, this house must involve workplace trade unions and that, but it is also incumbent on all parties to have robust procedures in place to have robust procedures in place to protect and support victims of sexual abuse and harassment. so what are we to make of all this? i'm joined by three made —— female mps, conservatives'" —— for the conservatives, the lib dems. i'll be much further forward
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conservatives, the lib dems. i'll be much furtherforward given that andrea leadsom said she wanted action within days? -- all with much further forward? the prime minister has said she wa nts a the prime minister has said she wants a resolution outside party politics, and she did ask for party leaders to meet with her as soon as possible, so i think that will be the next step forward. lives, how important is it to have an independent element to this system ? an independent element to this system? utterly important. i am a party leader here at westminster, and this house to have buy up in principle from all parties, but it also needs to act over and above the party system, because don't think people will come forward if they think party politicos —— politics will trump their interests. will this body have the power to investigate? clearly if allegations are made, somebody has to investigate them. do you have any
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sense that it is sort of body that is going to be set up? it is not just about investigating, it is about the repercussions on the people who report offences. one thing missing from this conversation i think is the role in which our trade union branch can work. we have a staff trade union branch that represents staff from across the parties, they have been fighting for recognition for a lot of years. they can play an important role in making sure staff — — can play an important role in making sure staff —— staff's voices can be heard, and they can support people who are trying to seekjustice right the way through that process. where do you think we now are in this whole controversy? there have been a growing number of women coming forward , growing number of women coming forward, that have been comparisons drawn with the expenses scandal. do you think we are now on the cusp of a similar scandal you think we are now on the cusp of a similarscandal in you think we are now on the cusp of a similar scandal in terms of sexual misconduct at westminster?” a similar scandal in terms of sexual misconduct at westminster? i take every party has to put its house in
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order, but also westminster has to put the arrangements in place and a reasonable period of time. this cannot roll on indefinitely. but i think the importance is also that westminster has to be a 20th century workplace. we make legislation here for other workplaces. and if what is happening here is not suitable for now, we have to move fast. obviously if you are in a private workplace and found guilty of gross misconduct, you will be fired. but realistically cannot fire an mp, the leader of the house was suggesting i think the maximum would be losing the party whip. is that a sufficient penalty? for those who are ministers there is the ministerial code, and they can be referred to the cabinet office if they fall foul of that, but i think probably in the investigation will look at that, because if you are a member of a party, and not everybody is, you can have the whip withdrawn but there needs to be a standard for
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all mps so that if you cross that line, there are some penalties as a result, so that their constituents can feel confident that if they elect somebody to parliament, if they are not abiding by what is considered good practice, there are repercussions to that. how do you respond to the charges of hysteria, and a witchhunt? attic the prime minister has been clear that if people have allegations, they need to involve the police, because there are laws to protect people from the sort of behaviour, and it is vital that there is a police investigation as well as the action parliament takes as well. and are we talking about a small minority of male mps, and are we talking about a small minority of male mp5, or a much more endemic at westminster? in all honesty, not just to look at what is happening now or in the rumour mill allegedly now, but the reality is people are being offered the option of all —— go to the police, or it will also be trialled
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by tabloids. but we need a sense of proportion in that some things are not acceptable, but they are not criminal. i think we need a sensible, mature workplace here. catch smith, —— your colleagues raised the possibility —— idea that the whips' office may have held confidential information about mps in order to protect their loyalty. do you think that goes on today in the whips office? i'm nota the whips office? i'm not a whip, so i don't know what goes on in the whips' office. but the allegation which was made, the point lisa was making, was that this is something which it is suggested has been going on in westminster for quite some time. so it is not a new problem. also, lisa has raised this with theresa may on three occasions,
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and she tweeted a screenshot from hansard from and she tweeted a screenshot from hansa rd from the and she tweeted a screenshot from hansard from the time ofjuly 2014, but what theresa may would do about this issue, and theresa may's response was very clear that this could not be brushed under the carpet and it would be dealt with. but clearly years later it has not been dealt with. we will have to leave it there. it is striking if you think that brexit has probably dominated our conversation for days and weeks, and therefore the first time in really a long time, we haven't been talking about brexit at all. i think that points towards how far normal working life in westminster has been totally overshadowed by these allegations sexual harassment. norman smith. time for a look at the weather. it's been a real contrast of weather conditions across the country. we are ending the week on a find out for most, but there are outbreaks of rain around, so that really has been
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quite persistent and heavy across western and south—western parts of scotland. a few showers as well across the north of scotland to the northern isles, but what will see this afternoon is this rain petering out as it moves southwards into northern england. so there will be some shine shine in central and eastern england, but i think the top temperature will be 13 or 14. cloud and rain pushing into northern ireland, like i mentioned that rain will be pushing into northern ireland later on, but for the bulk of places it should be a fine afternoon. bit of cloud across eastern areas where it will be a little bit more grey. that cloud and rain across northern areas think southwards into posture of england and wales, barely anything on it by the time it reaches central and eastern areas, anaerobic clear skies across southern england where we could see some dense mist and fog
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patches. —— and there will be. could cause travel disruption especially to some of the london airports, but it should lift and we will be seeing another fine day on thursday. much better day than scott —— in scotland than today, 12, 14 degrees. for friday we are in between weather systems. bit of a benign spell of weather for friday, things get more active as this weather front pushing —— pushes in towards the north west. i think generally speaking friday will be light wind, maybe the odd shower around, things turning wet and windy though across the far north west. temperatures 13, 14 degrees. make the most of those mild temperatures, because things are set to change as we work our way into the weekend. saturday in particular sees wet and windy weather sweeping across the country, and later on on saturday we see cold air plunging south across the uk just in time the
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second half of the weekend. we will see a mixture sunshine and showers, and of course cold air by day, we would certainly see the risk of a cold night with a touch of frost as well. so a mixed bag of weather this weekend. hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy. today at 2. terror attack in manhattan — five friends from argentina and a belgian woman are among the 8 victims. the truck—driver who ploughed through crowds is identified as a 29—year—old uzbek man — president trump orders increased vetting at us borders. this was an act of terror and particularly cow would act of terror aimed at innocent civilians, aimed at people going about their who had no idea what was about to happen.
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party leaders meet to discuss an independent system for tackling sexual harassment at westminster. we have a duty to ensure that everyone coming here to contribute to public life is treated with respect. "it's not disneyland." australia bans tourists from climbing the iconic rock uluru.


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