good afternoon. two minutes' silence has been observed around the country for armistice day. it marks the time in 1918 when fighting came to an end in the first world war. a ceremony was held at the national memorial arboretum in staffordshire, and at the cenotaph in london, from where our correspondent adina campbell reports. as the crowds gathered into whitehall to the sound of the pipes, looming in front of them, the stark cenotaph war memorial, a stark reminder of the many lives lost in conflict. big ben was also heard chiming, despite being silent for the last three months due to repair work. bell rings.
shortly after the two minutes‘ silence, thousands of people watched on as pipes and drums from the london scottish regiment marched through whitehall and a captivating display. i thought it was really emotional, because so many people died, soi emotional, because so many people died, so i think it's a really good way to pay respects. i have been thinking about the unknown warrior coming back in 1920, thinking about those families that lined the streets here, and how important having the memorials in
this country must have been to those widows and children. today's events have been a chance for many people to remember those who fought and what they fought for. the husband of a british woman jailed in iran is asking for an urgent meeting with the foreign secretary to discuss her case. borisjohnson made a remark last week which appeared to have worsened her situation when he suggested that nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe had been in iran training journalists when she was arrested. she has always said she was on holiday. richard ratcliffe says the ordeal is taking a huge toll on his wife. what she has been through isjust awful, and the process of cruelty and isolation and manipulation, and threatening her, threatening about her daughter, and points she was so traumatised she couldn't walk. and obviously, the physical consequences, but the psychological consequences, but the psychological consequences, 110w consequences, but the psychological consequences, now on the phone,
sometimes she is ok, sometimes she is really down. our political correspondent emma vardy is here with me, emma what are the foreign office saying? well, i can tell you, the foreign secretary is now committed to meeting with richard ratcliffe. nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe is now in the middle of a sentence for plotting to overthrow the iranian regime. that is why borisjohnson was forced to clarify his remarks in parliament, but it seems that clarification came too late, because already, iranian state tv and the iranian authorities have seized on this as proof that she was a spy. arrestjohnson had this as proof that she was a spy. arrest johnson had previously this as proof that she was a spy. arrestjohnson had previously said he had had reassurances from his iranian counterpart that his comments had had no effect on this case, but nazanin‘s husband believes very differently, and as well as this meeting, he has now called for him to be able to accompany boris johnson on any visit to iran. my understanding is, it is unlikely thatis understanding is, it is unlikely that is the way any visit would be
carried out, but russjohnson is expected to visit iran before the end of the year. once he gets there, he will be under great pressure not to put a single foot wrong in a very tricky diplomatic task, trying to secure the release of nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe, a there's been through too much. thank you. police are searching for the driver of a stolen car after a woman was killed in an accident at horsham in west sussex. detectives say the 70—year—old woman's car was struck by a mercedes estate car which officers had attempted to stop moments before the collision yesterday afternoon. they believe it had been stolen earlier, during a burglary. a woman from hull who's being held on drugs charges in egypt is to appear in court there tomorrow after a hearing this morning was postponed. laura plummer, who's 33, was arrested for bringing hundreds of painkillers into egypt which she said were for her boyfriend who suffers a bad back. the drugs are illegal there. eleven countries from across the pacific region have agreed to press ahead with a major free trade agreement, despite the deal being ditched by the united states. it comes after president trump took his "america first" message to the region and made it quite
clear to leaders the us would no longer tolerate what he called chronic trade abuses. jonathan head reports. apec has always been a celebration of this region's prosperity. leaders representing more than half the global economy, talking about how they can do even better. but this year, there was a spoiler. president trump came with a different message, that the us no longer wants to lead and free trade. in fact, he wants to withdraw from regional efforts, which he says are unfair to america. we're not going to let the united states be taken advantage of any more. that hasn't stopped the 11 remaining countries in the transpacific partnership, the trade pact president trump pulled out of
earlier this year. they have vowed to push ahead without the united states. member governments say they will continue to pursue trade liberalisation, but without the americans, the largest economy in apec, and always its driving force, there have to be doubts about how far free trade can progress there have to be doubts about how farfree trade can progress in there have to be doubts about how far free trade can progress in this region. but there are even bigger doubts over president trump's new strategy of only negotiating with individual countries. he may get slightly better deals. china is already making some concessions. but the us is losing its place of the most influential power in the region. president trump met with the russian leader vladimir putin at the sidelines of that summit in vietnam. after, mr trump said said mr putin had told him russia "did not meddle in our election". mr putin described the allegation as "absurd". let's speak to aleem maqbool who's in da nang. this has been a big source of debate
in the united states. what effect will president trump's words have, do you think? it absolutely has been a huge issue back in the states, and as soon as people find out these leaders were going to be at this summit together, all eyes were on donald trump and vladimir putin, and it appears they wanted to keep their meetings over the eye of the media as much of the cat, —— as much as they could, but donald trump did admita they could, but donald trump did admit a journalist that he had had brief conversations, and when he brought a us interference in the us election, he said he had, and vladimir putin had said he did not metal, and donald trump said he believed the russian president and that he felt that vladimir putin had been very insulted by the accusations. he said he thought this whole story was contracted by his
political opponents, that is, in fa ct, political opponents, that is, in fact, recite the what mr putin said when he was leaving this summit as well. but if either of them think this means the story will go away, they are of course very much a staking, because a usjustice department investigation goes on. thank you very much. with all the sport, here's mike bushell at the bbc sport centre. good afternoon. england's women first of all need to avoid losing a flurry of wickets tomorrow and the final day of their one—off test match against australia. if they are to keep their series alive. england closed date three and 110—0, still 88 i’u ns closed date three and 110—0, still 88 runs behind the hosts. and it's with reports from sydney and a memorable day for the home site. a potentially pivotal day of the ashes, and ultimately one that would leave the australian fans smiling, thanks to one of the greatest innings the women's game has ever seen. resuming on 70, elise perry picked up where she left off,
reaching her first test century, but that was just the start, and with melissa healy peppering the sydney crowd, england's hopes of a first—innings lead soon vanished. they found that elusive breakthrough, healy caught for a5. but they were unable to capitalise. new bowler italia mcgrath dropped on zero. it had proved costly mistake stop mcgrath and the peerless perry shared a central partnership. england seemingly stumped for ideas, and by the time mcgrath clobbered one straight on net server, the damage had been well and truly done. perry proved unstoppable, under the floodlights, she dazzled their way toa floodlights, she dazzled their way to a double hundred, an extraordinary individual display before australia finally declared 168 ahead. the left and nervous final hourfor 168 ahead. the left and nervous final hour for england's openers. i survived intact, but they will need all their grit and determination to survive this match. to go out there
and play like they did, it was very positive, and it works, and we have a realfight positive, and it works, and we have a real fight on positive, and it works, and we have a realfight on our hands positive, and it works, and we have a real fight on our hands tomorrow, but to start in that fashion is lettuce really pleased. it has given us lettuce really pleased. it has given usa lettuce really pleased. it has given us a lot of confidence going into a big day tomorrow. very toughest of days per england, then, and another tough one to come. the battle to avoid defeat and to keep dashes hopes live. —— keep their ashes hopes live. —— keep their ashes hopes alive. meanwhile, england's men have won their latest match their first ashes test, which is now less than a week away. they beat a cricket australia 11 bya away. they beat a cricket australia 11 by a runs. the american women's goalkeeper hope solo has accused former thief president sepp blatter of sexual harassment. the world cup when it told the portuguese newspaper that he had groped her. a spokesman for mr blatter has described his
accusation is ridiculous. back home, the autumn international beasties and gets underway today, with the home teams facing the best the southern hemisphere has to offer over the next month. the pick of the games sees wales hosting australia as england take on argentina, and ireland welcome south africa. first, scotla nd ireland welcome south africa. first, scotland against samoa, which will be the first murrayfield test for their coach gregor townsend. we will have to be very good defensively, but also very good in attack will stop if we give a team like samoa a turnover ball, or a kick to them, they will be very dangerous against such defences. in golf, scotland's scott jamieson is leading during a third round of the lead bank challenge in south africa. he has picked up five strokes today to move one clear of the field at eight under par. and england's tommy fleetwood, who is leading the european tour money list with just one remaining event next week, fired a 67, moving him
into the top ten. that is all the sport for now. more on our website. you will also find details of today's matches at the rugby league world cup and the highlights programme allows this news bulletin. back to you. thank you, mike. the next news on bbc one is at 5:35 p:m.. bye for now. you are watching the bbc news channel. it is one it is1:12 p:m.. it is 1:12 p:m.. as you head, police are searching for the owner of a stolen car after a woman was killed in sussex. as talk amount to our correspondent simonjones, who joins me from there. what do we know about
the circumstances of this crash? this happened yesterday afternoon at half past two. a 70—year—old woman had just joined half past two. a 70—year—old woman had justjoined this road behind me in her ford fiesta when she was hit bya in her ford fiesta when she was hit by a stolen black mercedes. the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. there was a female passenger in the car. a friend of hers, also a woman, escaped with mind your injuries, and was taken to hospital. —— minor injuries. the driver of the stolen car ran off. there was a huge police hunt involving a helicopter and also sniffer dogs, but they couldn't find any trace of the man. officers believed he had tried to flag down a car to try and get a lift. we know that police had first spotted this stolen black mercedes 11 minutes earlier along with another mercedes which had also been stolen, according to police, in a burglary at goring on sea. the
police tried to stop both cars, but they did not stop that second mercedes, which ended up ploughing into a hedge. the driver that cartwright and run—off, he was arrested. the 18—year—old has been arrested. the 18—year—old has been arrested on suspicion of burglary, but the hunt is still underway for the driver involved in this fatal crash. sussex police describe what happened here is a tragedy. they say they are offering support to the family of the woman who died. at the time of the crash here, police were not actually pursuing the stolen mercedes, but other matter of course, this is being referred to the independent police complaints commission. that look at the headlines now. two minutes of silence has been observed around the country to mark armistice day. the husband of a british woman jailed in iran says he hopes to meet foreign secretary borisjohnson as soon as possible. almost 40% of battery—powered smoke
alarms failed to go off and residential fires alarms failed to go off and residentialfires in alarms failed to go off and residential fires in england alarms failed to go off and residentialfires in england in the last year, according to figures released today. the bbc understands that the labour mp kerry mccarthy will submit letters to party officials on monday which they say shows she received u nwa nted which they say shows she received unwanted attention from her fellow labourmp unwanted attention from her fellow labour mp kelvin hopkins. mr hopkins is currently suspended from the party, following accusations of inappropriate behaviour, which he denies. here's our political correspondent, iain watson. kerry mccarthy says she is speaking out to support the young labour activist ava etemadzadeh, who alleged hopkins had acted inappropriately towards her after a meeting at essex university four years ago. kelvin hopkins is currently suspended by the labour party while those allegations, which he denies, are investigated. kerry mccarthy is not making any formal complaint. instead, she is submitting information to the inquiry which she believes could be helpful to ava etemadzadeh. she says she first suffered unwanted
attention from mr hopkins in 1994, and more recently, she received a letter in which he described her as a very attractive woman and confided he had a dream about her. she is submitting this letter to the labour enquiry on monday. in a statement, kelvin hopkins describes kerry mccarthy as a long—term friend and says he is disappointed she appears to have gone to the press rather than telling him that she was unhappy. one of the latest hollywood figures to be accused of sexual harassment has admitted that all the allegations against him are true. five women have made claims against the american comedian louis ck. he's expressed remorse for his actions, as our north america correspondent peter bowes reports. be warned that this report contains flash photography. another hollywood figure accused of sexual misconduct. but louis ck admits he did it. the new york times first reported the claims of five women who said he subjected them to various acts of indecency, and two of his accusers say it happened in his hotel room in a comedy festival in 2002.
in a statement, the comedian said the stories were true and he was now aware of the extent of the impact of his actions. he said: he adds: the statement doesn't include an apology to the women. hi, everybody. nice to see you all. what's up? louis ck is best known as a stand—up comedian. he is also a successful writer, producer and actor. hollywood's response to the allegations against him has been swift. his latest film, due to be released next week, has been scrapped.
he has been dropped by several tv networks and netflix has cancelled plans to a stand—up special. the streaming service cited the comedian‘s "unprofessional and unacceptable behaviour with female colleagues". almost 40% of battery—powered smoke alarms failed to go off in residentialfires in england in the past year, according to new figures. the local government association is warning people to check their smoke alarms in the run—up to winter, when the number of serious fires usually goes up. dan johnson reports. the images can be hard—hitting, and the message is familiar. but it appears it's still not getting through. figures show that in house fires last year, 40% of battery—powered smoke alarms didn't go off. for mains—powered fire alarms, the rate was more than 20%. there is a claim that more than one in five households never test their smoke alarms. one in ten households do not even have one fitted.
check your fire alarms and smoke alarms at home. check the batteries are working. check they are in a suitable position where it's actually going to help you. make sure you have at least one on each floor of your house. that is the key message. we have seen too many smoke alarms and too many fire alarms which haven't done theirjob because people haven't either placed them in the correct position, or checked their batteries. with more boilers and heaters being turned on in colder weather, this is a reminder that smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are tried and tested and proven to work. but australia's ruling party says it will not cause a general election despite losing a majority in parliament after another of its politicians was forced to resign
over a discussion about leadership. australia's constitution bars dual national is from serving in parliament. prime minister malcolm turnbull is now clinging to power with the help of two independents. the deputy prime minister is among those who have been forced to resign. the chinese retailer, online retailer ali barber has announced that this year's sales have already surpassed those of last year, and that many were made up of mobile phone purchases. britain is the most obese country in western europe, according to the oecd. its annual report says the 27% of britons are officially obese. levels are rising faster than in any developed nation. health organisations say the findings are sobering. a links which has escaped from a small zoo near aberystwyth has been
killed. the animal disappeared near the end of last month, prompting a huge search. the zoo said the despite a huge effort to recapture her, she had become a danger to the public. the eurasian lynx, named lilith, is thought to have leapt over an electric fence at borth wild animal kingdom. zoo staff began a hunt for her along with police and officials from ceredigion council. there were a number of sightings, and at one point it was thought she was hiding in bushes near the zoo, but she evaded capture. last night the council released a statement, saying the lynx had strayed into a populated area and it had been necessary to act decisively. it added the animal had been destroyed humanely and the safety of the public was paramount. the zoo has been closed since the animal's escape. the local council said that despite "exhaustive efforts" two minutes of silence was observed this morning to commemorate those who lost their lives serving in the armed forces and those who were
still serving today. they mark the time 99 years ago when an armistice brought to the end of fighting in the first world war. we can speak now to our correspondent ian palmer at the cenotaph in central london. ina sense, at the cenotaph in central london. in a sense, we're halfway through a weekend of commemorations? yes, and it has a very good start, really, because a little over two hours ago, big ben chimed for the very first time since august marked the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, that marked armistice day, the treaty that was signed at 5pm ina day, the treaty that was signed at 5pm in a forest between the german and allied forces, and it has been marked since that time. thousands of people were here in whitehall to mark their respects to those who died in the great war and the waters since. at about half an hour after that commemoration, there was another service, a slightly smaller service, which was organised by the
war widows association, and one of those who took part in the service is with me right now. christine tinkerer, good afternoon to you. thank you very much forjoining us. your husband died on the glamorgan in1982, your husband died on the glamorgan in 1982, david. tommy little bit about him and his service for his country. ok, well he was in the royal navy, and he had just gotten on deck as flight deck officer, and an exocet missile hit the ship. the missile was partly diverted up to hitjust under the missile was partly diverted up to hit just under the flight missile was partly diverted up to hitjust under the flight deck, so there were 14 people killed on the ship. some stewards, because there sleeping quarters were below flight deck, and people working on the ﬂight deck, and people working on the flight deck. the ship itself was incredibly lucky, because it had the exocet missile hit where it was going to, it would have sunk the ship. tragically, in that conflict, many young men died. you had a service
here earlier today. how important is that you and the members of your family you macro it is really important, because it is our own personal way of remembering how loved ones. the war widows association were granted this privileged to be able to hold our own service on the saturday before remembrance sunday. of course, this year it is a bit different, because it is remembrance day itself, so yes, very special to all of us. remarkably, you to be a few moments ago that there are 18,000 war widows in great britain. yes, there are, and most people do not have any idea of the —— that there are that many others. because when you look at us, we look quite normal, really. you wouldn't know, instantly. and a lot of war widows to make a big thing of it. theyjust got on with their lives, because you have do. you have lost the person you wanted to spend the rest of your life with. sadly, that is not going
to be, because they have given out of their country, so you just have to crack on with your own life and make the best of it. and as a member of the war widows association, you feel as if you are a little neglected that you are not getting perhaps the recognition you think you deserve? that's right, yes. i mean, we are a national organisation, and we try and let it will no about war widows and their stories. because when you talk to the war widows, they are a load of amazing ladies. they have got fantastic stories, and how they coped with the tragedy, and a lot worse of course then bringing up children by themselves, and the older war widows were getting the support that i fortunately got after the falklands war. so they are fantastic stories, and we have actually started to put those stories together, because we don't wa nt stories together, because we don't want to lose them. there is a
website, war widows stories, so if anyone would like to find out a little bit more about individual and what they went through and are still going through, because it is forever, notjust for the short period after your partner has been killed, then they should go on their website and have a look. christine, thank you very much for talking to me and talking to me about your husband david, who died on the glamorgan in 1982 during the falklands war. of course, tomorrow is remembrance sunday itself, when thousands of people work at the regatta mark and pay their respects. the queen will obviously be leading those commemorations, she will be standing on the balcony for the very first time. the royal wreath will be laid by prince charles. the queen will ta ke by prince charles. the queen will take part in the festival of remembrance at the royal albert hall later this evening, when four centenaries will be commemorated, the women's first association with
the women's first association with the armed forces, the battle of passchendaele, which has its 100th anniversary this year, the war g raves anniversary this year, the war graves commission, also commemorating its 100th anniversary, and lest we forget, the forces sweetheart, dame vera lynn, also celebrate her 100 fa this year. —— her 100th birthday. ian palmer, think you very much. on this important remembrance weekend. let me bring you some breaking news coming from lewis hamilton himself. the formula 1 driver telling us about an incident that has happened in sao paulo in brazil. he sounds pretty angry about it. he has also added that this happens every single year here, adding:
formula 1 teams need to do more. there is no excuse. so a rebuke there from lewis hamilton to the formula 1 organisers and the teams, questioning whether they are ensuring the safety of the people who work for them. sao paulo can be dangerous will stop a lot of it isn't, but there are parts that are, and we will try to follow u p parts that are, and we will try to follow up and hear more about what we can find out how our correspondent in brazil. nick miller has the weather prospects. a lot of people will be outside, and a lot have had to endure some ropey weather. what is looking like for tomorrow for remembrance sunday? fairly cold across all parts. the contrast in the weather at the moment. we have rain across southern parts of england and into south wales, where we had to reread and damp weather today, but plenty of sunshine, northern england, scotland, northern ireland. a few showers around. the rain, running along southern counties of england. parts of wales and the midlands and
again south—east england later in the night, touch of frost, particularly into the hills of northern england and scotland going into the morning. tomorrow, rain across southern bias is cleared. most of the showers tomorrow will be along a naughty code, or a gusty winds, but most areas tomorrow actually will be dry with some sunshine, but single figure temperatures for most of us, chilly wind making it feel even colder as well, so yes, sunshine for many of the services tomorrow, but feeling colder. we will find as we go through next week after a widespread frost on monday morning, it will turn milder but cloudier again. this is bbc news. the headlines: two minutes of silence has been observed around the country to mark armistice