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this is bbc news. the headlines at 5pm. a british woman charged with drug smuggling in egypt has now been referred to a criminal court for trial. in an racing driver lewis hamilton calls on formula 1 to improve security after some of his team mates were robbed at gun point in brazil. donald trump says the russian president felt "insulted" by allegations of interference by moscow in last year's us election. the bbc understands the foreign office has agreed for the husband of a british woman jailed in iran to meet the foreign secretary. two minutes‘ silences across the country
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in memory of those who have lost their lives while serving in the armed forces. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. a british woman charged with drug smuggling in egypt has been ordered to stand trial in a criminal court. laura plummer, who is 33 and from hull, was detained in the red sea resort of hughada last month. police claim she was carrying nearly 300 tablets of the painkiller, tramadol. the drug is illegal in egypt but available on prescription in the uk. earlier i spoke to our correspondent, orla guerin, who's following the case. this is certainly a setback for laura, family and her legal team. this is certainly a setback for laura, family and her legalteam.m
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is not the outcome they would have been open court today. just hours ago we were in court here in hughada we re ago we were in court here in hughada were expecting a hearing. her legal tea m were expecting a hearing. her legal team before that was guardedly optimistic, hoping she might be granted bail because they said her boyfriend, or egyptian boyfriend, had emerged yesterday with some documents which they believed will help clear her name. her boyfriend, according to laura herself, has back problems. she says that is the reasons why she brought these painkillers to egypt. lawyers told us painkillers to egypt. lawyers told us this morning that he had come forward yesterday, he had been frightened of appearing before that but had come forward with medical certificates which the believed would help to establish that he did have back problems, and would therefore lend credibility to her account of things happened. this morning that custody hearing did not ta ke morning that custody hearing did not take place. we're not sure why. her
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mother was in the courthouse waiting to see laura, but she was never brought to court, and this afternoon we learn that the egyptian public prosecutor has referred her for we learn that the egyptian public prosecutor has referred herfor a criminal trial. that was always a possibility, she was facing charges here, but certainly not the outcome of herfamily here, but certainly not the outcome of her family and supporters have been hoping for. and what can she expect now in terms of the legal process 7 expect now in terms of the legal process? she will remain in custody for now, she is being held in a cell attached to a local police station. we managed to speak to her this week by phone and she described the conditions. she said that cell was about the size of her bedroom at home, but she was sharing it with about 25 other women and that made it hard to breathe. she did say that her fellow inmates were trying to ta ke her fellow inmates were trying to take care of her, but she said there was a language barrier and nobody spoke english. she told us her
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spirits were at rock bottom. i asked at that stage she had any hope coming home, and she said no. but she said she was dreaming of it, and dreaming of getting back to her own bed and catching up with her favourite soap opera on tv. we would now hope that she would expectedly in custody for some time, possibly for the entire period until the trial takes place. and pre—trial detention in egypt can be lengthy. defendants can be held in custody forup to defendants can be held in custody for up to two years before a trial ta kes for up to two years before a trial takes place. at this stage we are in the very early part of this process. no trial date has been set. there will be legal processes to take place, her legal team will have to start dealing with the public prosecutor's office in cairo, and we will properly have a series of legal formalities and procedural hearings taking place before any kind of trial date is set, but i would say at this stage there is little reason to indicate that laura will be
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granted bail. earlier i spoke to laura plummer‘s mp, labour's karl turner. he says he is disappointed with the latest developments in the case. it's clearly a setback for the family and a setback for laura. her lawyer was very hopeful he could persuade the court she should be remanded on bail. clearly this is a setback now. what can you do to help support laura and her family? the foreign office are involved, the british embassy are involved, i spoke today with the british embassy official who is the contact for laura, so she is being supported, the british government are very heavily involved in supporting her. i am absolutely assured of that. our correspondent was talking about the length of time there's legal process might take.
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in actually bringing laura to court. how confident are you she will be given a fair hearing? the judiciary is independent of government, it has got to be impartial, and the judges who will deal with the matter will do so completely objectively. the president himself has said he cannot interfere with the judiciary and that is right. we are hopeful new information has come to light, her partner has admitted he has got these problems with his back, he has came in with medical evidence to confirm that and i think that will go some way to show that laura's version of events are absolutely right. you have clearly been having conversations with laura's family. what picture have you build up of her? she is 33 years old, she is a shop worker in hull,
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she likes to watch her favourite tv soaps in the evening. she is a woman of good character, no previous convictions and from a decent, hard—working family and they are completely shocked and terrified by what is unfolding in front of them. how much of that aspect of her can be communicated to the authorities in egypt? this is all mitigation. she has done something very silly by taking drugs to hurghada. clearly she was doing some a favour in trying to relieve the back pain of her partner but it is a criminal offence, tramadol is banned in egypt, it's a class c control the drug in this country which means it must be prescribed by a gp. the egyptian authorities take this very seriously indeed. we have to be respectful
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to their laws and customs. but we hope the court listen very carefully to the version of events which laura has said from the outset in that she was just trying to help somebody. that has now been confirmed by her partner who says he has got a back problem and he can prove that. members of lewis hamilton's formula one team have been robbed at gunpoint in brazil. a minibus carrying the mercedes technical staff was stopped as they left the interlagos circuit in sao paulo. a spokesperson for the team says valuables were ta ken but no one was injured. hamilton tweeted about the incident, saying formula i needed to do more to keep teams safe. bbc radio five live commentator jack nicholls told me formula i could only do so much to help, because of the sheer number of staff working in the city. it isa
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it is a particular set of traffic lights on the way out of the circuit where this kind of thing is prevalent. the problem last night was that the teams were leaving after dark. brazilian authorities have put in a lot of police for this year, but when the teams are leaving, eight or nine o'clock at night, that is when things can get more sketchy. we had the stories in the build—up to the olympics last year about security concerns, and it is sort of the nature of going to a country like brazil. interesting that lewis hamilton says formula i needs to do more. one wonders what he has in mind. indeed, that is the problem. there are ten teams in sao paulo, about 300 journalists, so overall you're looking at 500 600 people that make up the formula i paddock the traveller in the world. naturally they will all stay in different places around the city. formula i and the circuit can do all they can in the perimeter of the
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actual venue, but if you have teams staying ten miles in that direction oi’ staying ten miles in that direction or ten miles in that direction, there is only a certain amount of formula i can do. short of not going to brazil anymore. how large a team does lewis hamilton travel with? the actual mercedes team is probably made up of about 100 people on site. hamilton, when he finished his driving, would have had a chat with his engineers and then left the circuit around five or six o'clock. it is as mechanics and engineers and would've stayed at the circuit longer, doing all the dirty work, i suppose, while hamilton is back at his hotel, and it is them leaving late at night and would've caused problems. donald trump has said the russian president, vladimir putin, feels "insulted" by allegations that moscow interfered in last year's us election. speaking after a brief meeting with mr putin at a summit in vietnam, mr trump said he believed his denials, before warning
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that the allegation was costing lives in syria because it was getting in the way of his relationship with moscow. our correspondent aleem maqbool has been travelling with mr trump. as soon as people find that these two lea d e rs as soon as people find that these two leaders were going to be at the summit, all eyes were on them. it appears they wanted to keep their meeting out of the eye of the media, but donald trump did omit any force one to journalists that they had some brief conversations, and when he was asked if he had brought up russian interference in the us election he said he had and that's that putin had said he did not meddle. donald trump said he believed the russian president, and that he felt that vladimir putin had been very insulted by the accusations. donald trump said he thought this whole story was concocted by his political opponents, and that, in fact, is
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precisely what mr putin said when he was leaving the summit. if either of them think that means the story is going to go away, of course they are very much mistaken. the usjustice department investigation goes on. 11 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. during a tour of asia this week, president trump said he was putting "america first" and accused asian countries of 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 on free trade. in fact, he wants to withdraw from regional efforts which he says
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are unfair to america. we are not going to let the united states be taken advantage of any more. that hasn't stopped the 11 remaining countries in the trans—pacific partnership, the trade pact president trump pulled out of earlier this year. they vowed to push ahead without the united states. the member governments say they'll 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 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 as the most influential power in the region. we going to go live to some pictures
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coming in from barcelona whereas you can see there are tens of thousands people taking part in a demonstration calling for the release of pro—independence politicians and activists who have been detained by the spanish courts. they are marching behind a banner declaring, we are a republic, and they are there in support of ten people who have been detained. the protocol on no political prisoners. eight of those detained are sacked former ministers from the regional government. a few days ago the spanish government in madrid as did the regional government and took direct control of catalonia because of the separatist movement. the crowds have come out tonight to
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protest against the jailing of their regional leaders. the bbc understands that the labour mp, kerry mccarthy, will submit letters to party officials on monday which she says show she received "unwa nted 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 rubbed against her inappropriately 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 a new formal complaint. instead, she is submitting
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information to the inquiry which she believes could be helpful for the ava etemadzadeh. she says she first suffered unwanted attention from mr hopkins “119911, and more recently, she received a letter in which he described 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. britain is the most obese country in western europe. that's the claim from the organisation for economic co—operation and development. its annual report says 27% of the british population is officially obese, and that levels are rising faster than in any other developed nation. the headlines on bbc news: a british woman charged with drug
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smuggling in egypt has been referred to the criminal court for trial. lewis hamilton calls and formula 1 to improve security at his team—mates were robbed at gunpoint in brazil. president trump says vladimir putin felt insulted by allegations of interference by moscow in last year's us election. two minutes' silence has been observed around the country for armistice day. it marked the moment in 1918 when the fighting came to an end in the first world war. there were ceremonies at the national memorial arboretum in staffordshire, and at the cenotaph on whitehall 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 sobering reminder of the many lives lost in conflict. big ben was also heard chiming, despite being silent
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for the last three months, due to repair work. big ben chimes shortly after the two minutes' silence, thousands of people watched on as pipes and drums from the london scottish regiment marched through whitehall in a captivating display. i thought it was really emotional
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because so many people died. yes. it's a very good way to pay respects. i've been thinking about the unknown warrior coming back in 1920, thinking about the families that lined the streets here and how important having the memorials in this country must have been to the widows and children. today's events have been a chance for many people to remember those who fought and what they fought for. adina campbell, bbc news. earlier we werejoined by our correspondent ian palmer who watched this morning's ceremony at the cenotaph. thousands of people were here in whitehall to mark their respects to those who have died in the great war and the wars since. about half an hour after that, there was another service, a slightly smaller service, organised by the war widows association, and one of those who took part in that is with me right now.
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christine tinker, good afternoon to you. thank you very much forjoining us. your husband died on the glamorgan in 1982, david tinker. tell me a little bit about him and his service for his country. he was in the royal navy and he had just gone on deck as flight deck offficer and then an exocet missle hit the ship. the missile was partly diverted is to hitjust under the flight deck. so there were 1a people killed on the ship. some stewards because their sleeping quarters were below the flight deck, and people working on the flight deck. the ship itself was incredibly lucky because had the 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 to you and your family? it's really important.
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because it's our own personal way of remembering our loved ones. and the war widows association were granted this, well, it's a privilege, to be able to hold our own service on the saturday before remembrance sunday. of course this year it's a bit different because it is remembrance day itself. so, very, very special to all of us. remarkably, you told me a few moments ago there are 18,000 war widows in great britain. yes, there are. and most people do not have any idea there are that many of us. because when you look at us we look quite normal, really. you wouldn't know instantly. and a lot of war widows don't make a big thing of it. they have just got on with their lives because you have to. 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 that up for their country.
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so you just have to crack on with your own life and make the best of it. as a member of the war widows association you feel as if you are a little neglected, you are perhaps not getting the recognition you think you deserve. that's right, yeah. i mean, we are a national organisation and we try and let people know about war widows and the stories. 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 were then bringing up children by themselves, and the older war widows weren't getting the support i was fortunate enough to get after the falklands war. so they are fantastic stories. we have started to put those stories together. we don't want to lose them. and there is a website, war widows stories. so if anybody would like to find out a bit more about individuals and what they went through and are
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still going through, because it's forever, it is notjust for the short period after your partner has been killed. then they should go on that website and have a look. christine, thank you very much for talking to me and talking about david, your husband, who died on the glamorgan in 1982 during the falklands war. of course, tomorrow will be remembrance sunday itself, where thousands of people will gather again to 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 led by prince charles. the queen will take part in the royal festival of remembrance at albert hall later on this evening where there will be four centenaries during that service. it will be the women's first association with the armed forces, the battle of passchendaele, which has its 100th anniversary this
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year, the war graves commission will also commemorate its 100th anniversary and, lest we forget, the forces' sweetheart, dame vera lynn also celebrates her 100th birthday this year. police are searching for the driver of a stolen car which was involved in a fatal crash with another vehicle in west sussex yesterday afternoon. a 70—year—old woman was killed when her car was hit by the stolen one. officers want to question the driver of a black mercedes estate which fled the scene near horsham on the a—zii. they believe it was taken during a burglary in goring—by—sea. the american goalkeeper, hope solo, has accused former, fifa president sepp blatter, of sexual harassment. the world cup winner said mr blatter groped her moments before they went on stage at the ballon d'or event in 2013. a spokesman for mr blatter has described the accusation as "absurd". the husband of a british woman
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jailed in iran is asking for an urgent meeting with the foreign secretary. it follows remarks by borisjohnson, which suggested nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe had been in iran training journalists when she was arrested. herfamily insist she was on holiday. this morning, richard ratcliffe told bbc breakfast the ordeal was taking a huge toll on his wife. what she's been through is just awful and the process of cruelty and isolation and manipulation and threatening her, and at a point she was so traumatised she couldn't walk. obviously, the physical consequences of that, but the psychological consequences. sometimes on the phone she's ok, sometimes she's really down. richard radcliffe has been pushing to see the foreign secretary for
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some time. that's right. i understand yesterday it was agreed by foreign office officials that mr ratcliffe will meet the foreign secretary in the next couple of weeks and that will be part of a wider meeting with other families of dual national heritage who have similar issues. i think there is some misunderstanding about when that meeting my take on this, but mr ratcliffe has been clear from the set he wants to speak to the foreign secretary as soon as possible about the situation that his wife is in. you'll remember it was a week ago, about ten days ago, that boris johnson was in front of a commons committee talking to mps about the situation. that was when he made those mistaken remarks that she had beenin those mistaken remarks that she had been in iran teaching journalists. mr ratcliffe is worried that that led to his wife being hauled in front of the courts again in iran, and he's worried that her sentence, currently standing at five years,
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might be increased. after those comments boris johnson made, might be increased. after those comments borisjohnson made, he was forced to apologise in the house of commons. he faced some pretty angry mps from both labour and the conservative sides of the house of commons, saying he should have clarified his remarks a lot earlier. a few days later he did clarify those remarks, he did apologise. but borisjohnson insists that those remarks, he did apologise. but boris johnson insists that what those remarks, he did apologise. but borisjohnson insists that what he said has not had any effect on the situation that she finds herself in. he has said that he intends to visit iran before the end of the year, and richard ratcliffe would like to go with the foreign secretary on that trip. that is something that probably will be discussed when the foreign secretary and richard ratcliffe speak tomorrow. i have just booked into mr ratcliffe myself, and i understand he is due to speak to borisjohnson tomorrow. i'm sure they will discuss all the latest events in more detail. the owner of a small zoo near aberystwyth have said
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they are truly devastated after an escaped lynx was shot dead yesterday. the animal disappeared at the end of last month, prompting a huge search. the local council says that despite "exhaustive efforts" to recapture her, she'd become a risk to the public, as bernard wilson reports. 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. speaking to the bbc, borth animal kingdom
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owner dean tweedy said that he and his staff took full responsibility. we are absolutely devastated. i'm both physically and emotionally broken. we have not the last three weeks day and night following her movements. putting out traps and cameras and things like that so that we could follow her. and we thought we could follow her. and we thought we we re we could follow her. and we thought we were closing in on her. but i don't know. we know she had some success don't know. we know she had some success hunting birds, the rabbit and things like that. she was becoming a little bit more self—sufficient, i think. becoming a little bit more self—sufficient, ithink. less likely to go into one of our traps. but we are all deeply, deeply saddened by what happened. i would have loved to have seen her shot
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with a dart, but apparently that was not an option. we're told that the terrain was not suitable. there was also issues with licenses for dart guns and things like that. absolutely heartbroken. we are absolutely responsible. we only took over six months ago, and the zoo was ina real over six months ago, and the zoo was in a real state of disrepair. we've been working all summer long building new enclosures for animals, we've built a new enclosures for several species here, and ironically the next project on the list was building a new links enclosure. because the richest too many in that small enclosure. that's probably the reason why she escaped, because they we re reason why she escaped, because they were fighting and things like that.
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she could have beenjust were fighting and things like that. she could have been just chasing a bird. it's hard to say. know the weather with nick miller. some parts of the uk will enjoy sunshine this weekend, this was one view from one of our weather watch is in leeds, great fear, blue sky. colder tomorrow, the weather from the north will complete its journey overnight, which will bring heavy rain to south wales and southern england for a moment. into parts of wales and the midlands single figure temperatures, trust of frost over the hills of northern england and scotland, some icy patches where we have had showers, and the extent of the cold air on remembrance sunday with a stronger wind as well, the showers will clear way, south—east england will continue and become more prevalent along north sea
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coasts into the afternoon. the cenotaph in london will be chilly on sunday particularly in the breeze but early showers will fade to allow plenty of sunshine, late morning and into the afternoon. this is how it looks across the uk at 11am on remembrance sunday. scattered showers, just starting to fringe these north sea coasts, sunshine across northern england, southern scotland, good sunny spells, northern ireland some showers, still wintry into the hills, to the north and east of scotland along north sea coasts as we go to the afternoon the showers become more frequent, some will have hail and very gusty winds, maybe at 250 mph. very breezy across the uk. that will add an extra chill. inland should avoid showers and see sunshine, doesn't do much for the temperature, just a few spots, most of us will feel even colder when you factor in the wind.
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showers will continue with the north sea coast on sunday, they will fade in the west, a widespread frost developing away from that windy and chardy north sea coast, a bit of rain on sunday, spreading into parts of northern ireland, and then by tuesday, milder air coming back of northern ireland, and then by tuesday, milderair coming back in from the atlantic and those temperatures getting back into double figures. so we start next week on a cold, frosty note, it won't last as it turns milder once more. hello, good evening. millions of people have observed two minutes' silence for armistice day marking the moment in 1980 fighting ended in the moment in 1980 fighting ended in the first world war. ceremonies have taken place across the uk including at the national memorial arboretum in staffordshire and at the cenotaph on whitehall in london from where oui’ on whitehall in london from where our correspondent adina campbell reports. keeping faith with countless lives
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lost in conflict. at 11am, big ben, silent for three months because of repair work, marked the hour. chimes the hour music: reveille
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today's events are notjust about those who lost their lives in world wari those who lost their lives in world war i and world war ii, the cenotaph also stands as a reminder of those servicemen and women caught up in other conflicts. i thought it was really emotional because like so many people died. i think it is a good way to pay respects. many people died. i think it is a good way to pay respectslj many people died. i think it is a good way to pay respects. i think it makes your memories aureole. there's the opportunity to really reflect on what was given those times. today's services have been a chance for many to remember those who fought and what they fought for. adina campbell, bbc news. foreign secretary boris johnson
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campbell, bbc news. foreign secretary borisjohnson has agreed toa secretary borisjohnson has agreed to a meeting with the husband of a british woman who is in prison in iran accused of spying. the family of nazanin zahgari—ratcliffe fear her sentence could be extended following recent comments by mr johnson that she had been teaching journalism in iran rather than being there on holiday as she says. our political correspondent, eleanor ghani. injail in iran, separated from her daughter and husband, nazanin zahgari—ratcliffe is both british and iranian and faces a five—year sentence for allegedly plotting to topple the government in iran. it is now understood the foreign secretary, boris johnson, has agreed to meet her husband. foreign secretary, boris johnson, has agreed to meet her husbandlj think has agreed to meet her husband.” think it is important now that he tries to meet with us as soon as possible, like next week, so it is clear from a political point of view that the british government is standing alongside her and her family. this week the foreign secretary had to apologise after he
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mistakenly told mps he thought nazanin zahgari—ratcliffe had been in iran teaching journalists. mr johnson later said his comments could have been clearer and the uk government has no doubt she was on holiday in iran as herfamily government has no doubt she was on holiday in iran as her family have a lwa ys holiday in iran as her family have always insisted. but this week iranian state tv broadcast a report claiming the foreign secretary's comments about nazanin zahgari—ratcliffe amounted to an unintended admission of her guilt. eleonora joins me now. you've recently spoken with mr ratcliffe. yes, he says he is due to speak to borisjohnson tomorrow. obviously they will discuss the fate of nazanin zahgari—ratcliffe, how she can be brought out ofjail in iran. they will also discuss the date of their upcoming meeting, i understand thatis their upcoming meeting, i understand that is very much up in the air. borisjohnson also says he will be travelling to iran before the end of the year and travelling to iran before the end of the yearand mr travelling to iran before the end of the year and mr ratcliffe wants to
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be allowed to go there with him. it sounds as if there might be difficulties with that but clearly that will be discussed as well. borisjohnson insists that that will be discussed as well. boris johnson insists that those incorrect remarks that he made when he said she had been teaching journalism, he insisted that they made no difference to her situation in jail. made no difference to her situation injail. mr made no difference to her situation in jail. mr ratcliffe, made no difference to her situation injail. mr ratcliffe, however, says he is just focused on getting injail. mr ratcliffe, however, says he isjust focused on getting his wife home. thank you. police are searching for a man who was driving a stolen car which crashed into another vehicle killing its driver, 70—year—old man. police are appealing for information on the crash which happened in horsham, sussex. the woman killed was driving her ford fiesta along this stretch of road when she was hit by the car, she was declared dead at the scene, a passenger friend she was declared dead at the scene, a passengerfriend offers, also in her 70s, suffered only minor injuries. the driver of the stolen car fled. police believe
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injuries. the driver of the stolen carfled. police believe he tried injuries. the driver of the stolen car fled. police believe he tried to flag down passing motorists, there was a huge surge for the drive involving a police helicopter and also sniffer dogs but he could not be found. police became aware of the stolen mercedes 11 minutes before the crash along with another car that had been stolen in goring on sea, neither car stopped and the driver of the second car ended up ploughing into a hedge. an 18—year—old has been arrested on suspicion of burglary. officers described what happened is a tragedy and are appealing for witnesses. simon, thank you. a british woman charged with drug smuggling in egypt has now been referred to a criminal court for trial. laura plummer, 33, was arrested for bringing hundreds of painkillers into egypt which she said were for her boyfriend who suffers from a bad back. the drugs are illegal there but available on prescription in the uk. donald trump
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has said vladimir putin feels insulted by allegations of interference by moscow in the us election last year. speaking after a brief meeting with mr putin at a summit in vietnam mr trump said the russian leader assured him that he absolutely did not meddle in the election. from vietnam, this report. they seem to have been careful not to have been seen talking together but they did have conversations. mr trump says, i asked him but they did have conversations. mr trump says, iasked him if but they did have conversations. mr trump says, i asked him if he meddled and every time he sees me he saidi meddled and every time he sees me he said i didn't do it and meddled and every time he sees me he said i didn't do itand i meddled and every time he sees me he said i didn't do it and i believe that when he says it, i think is very insulted by it. mr trump also said he felt the story that russia had tried to interfere in the election in his favour was concocted
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by the democrats. almost the same line mr putin gave reporters as he the summit. if either of them think the summit. if either of them think the matter has been laid to rest they are mistaken. investigations are being carried out as to whether there was interference in the election. several names have been named in connection with the inquiry and donald trump's former campaign manager paul manifold is under house arrest because of information that has emerged. donald trump says all this concern with the elections are costing lives because they are getting in the way with his ability to resolve such issues. that is not going to stop investigators in the states, determining exactly what happened, with moscow, the trump campaign and the 2016 election. in
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cricket, a dramatic third day at the women's ashes with ellyse perry hitting a masterful at 213 for australia. england now have to avoid losing the flurry of wickets on the final day tomorrow to keep the series alive. this report from andy swiss in sydney. a potentially pivotal day at the ashes, ultimately one that would leave australian fans smiling thanks to one of the greatest innings the women's game has ever seen. resuming on 70 ellyse perry picked up where she left off, reaching her first test century but that was just the start. with alyssa healy peppering the sydney crowd england's hopes of a first innings lead since vanished. they eventually found the elusive breakthrough, alyssa healy caught by anya shrubsole 445. ellyse perry proved unstoppable and under the floodlights she doesn't weigh two double century, an extraordinary individual display before australia finally declared 168 ahead. that
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left one nervous final hour for the england openers who survived intact but will need all the grit to say this much. with got a real fight on oui’ this much. with got a real fight on our hands tomorrow but to start in this fashion is pleasing. it has given us a lot of confidence into a big day. the very toughest of days for england and another tough one to come. a battle to avoid defeat and keep their ashes hopes alive. andy says, bbc news, sydney. more throughout the day on the bbc news channel, we will be back with the late news at 10:40pm after the annual festival of remembrance at the royal albert hall. coverage begins at nine. goodbye. time to get the sports news. hello, good evening. we'll start with rugby union's
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autumn internationals, a chance for the northern hemisphere to see if they can get closer to the southern hemisphere sides that dominated the world cup two years ago. england got the better of argentina this afternoon 21—8 while scotland beat samoa 44—38. john watson reports. the rugby world cup injapan, now six days away. plenty of time for players to stake their claim for selection, 90 seconds all that stewart hogg needed, seizing a lucky bounce after an anarchy some are following injury. samoa needed a response and found one. josh tyrell in there somewhere to touch down. expansive exciting rugby is the want of the scotland head coach gregor townsend. he saw it here along with the pace and power of hugh townsend. he saw it here along with the pace and power of huthones. none of the match stewart mcanally scored twice because the scotland lead grew so did the samoa attacking instincts. samoa continued to test the scottish defence. hopes of victory punctured by peter horne
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collecting a clever pass to make and six tries that the scots who start with a win. new zealand to come. ataturk in all eyes on england's evolution, against argentina, the series up and running, nathan hughes touching down. owen farrell was rested, george ford to the kicking, england leading but onlyjust. head coach eddiejones england leading but onlyjust. head coach eddie jones looked england leading but onlyjust. head coach eddiejones looked rattled, the home side looked rusty. england start with a win that there's for improvement. wales an action against australia, an exciting start to the game with three early tries. wales responded quickly to an early australian score, steph evans going overin australian score, steph evans going over in the corner, the try converted by leigh halfpenny to give them the lead. but australia have hit back at the principality
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stadium, adam coleman restoring the lead, 14—10 to australia at the moment with ten minutes to go until half—time. and it's ireland three, south africa and zero in the other autumn international, about 13 minutes gone in the game. see all the fixtures on the screen. three matches in the anglo welsh cup. gloucester got a bonus point in their win over london irish, the two played games are under way, the castle leading cardiff blues 19—0, northampton saints leading newport gwent dragons 5—0. there was a surprise results at the rugby league world cup this morning with tonga defetaing new zealand beating them 28-22. but scotland have gone out of the tourament after a 14—all draw with samoa. stuart pollitt has the details. scotla nd
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scotland had one week to forget when three players including the captain was sent home for being too drunk to board a flight. those scots still in australia needed to beat samoa to make the quarterfinals. the braveheart is within touching distance of the last eight by half—time. leading 14—6,... a different path and samoa were a different path and samoa were a different site. pace and power pulled the score back to 14—14. scotla nd pulled the score back to 14—14. scotland needed to land either this penalty or this drop goal to keep their tournament alive. commentator: and that might be their world cup! had a chance to win the game but we can be proud. not proud of the first two games but prouder of this last performance. samoa will face
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australia in the last eight after the hosts continued their serene progress against lebanon. closer than many expected that the kangaroos crossed six times to win 34-0. no kangaroos crossed six times to win 34—0. no shock in sydney but tonga did pull off a surprise. a pretournament decision of eight players eligible for both teams did choose red instead of black pellets of good bet. in a feisty atmosphere tensions boiled over during the dance. the kiwis were leading 16—2 in half—time. that tonga didn't give up. hard yards and quick hands bringing them back into the game. they also grabbed the chances that new zealand through their way. commentator: no way! five second—half tries enough for
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victory, 28—22. five second—half tries enough for victory, 28-22. am lost for words right now. become from a little nation and its a great feeling. liverpool massive belief now. —— it's going to give the boys a massive boost and a lot of confidence going into next weekend. the tongans no potential semifinal opponents for england in a tournament that i suddenly got a lot less predictable. stuart wallet, bbc news. cricket. england's women are struggling to avoid defeat in the women's ashes against australia. they need to avoid losing quick wickets tomorrow on the final day of their test match if they are to keep the series alive. england closed day 3 on 40—0 in their second innings but they are still 88 runs behind the hosts. the day belonged to australia, and specifically to ellyse perry and her double test century. had an amazing
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time today, with all the girls, just taking in what was such a special day in terms of crowd attendance, it being the pink day, day three, just a great event for women's cricket. it was really nice to be out there for the day. as i said, a lot of fun. well, the england men's team had a more positive day. they overcame their injury problems to beat a cricket australia xi by 192 runs, as they build up to the first ashes test later this month. all rounder craig overton took 3 wickets, to put himself firmly in the frame for an ashes starting place, especially with various others out of contention. iam i am getting there, there is still some things to work on, it's just finding that rhythm. it's just keeping practising, really. the united states world cup winning women's goalkeeper, hope solo, has accused former fifa president sepp blatter of sexual harrassment.
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solo told a portugese newspaper that the 81—year—old groped her, during an awards ceremony in 2013. a spokesman for mr blatter has described the accusation as "ridiculous". the republic of ireland are away to denmark tonight in the first leg of their world cup play—off. martin o'neill has two games to qualify for russia 2018 with what he hopes will be the republic of ireland's third successive play—off win. thomas kane reports from copenhagen. martin o'neill famously does not reveal his starting line—up even to his players until they are in the dressing room pre—match but he's certainly got it tactically right in that crunch qualifier against wales last month. one of the key performers that might was david maler, he misses out tonight because of suspension. glenn whelan is likely to replace him.” of suspension. glenn whelan is likely to replace him. i think the players have matured. i think there's a good belief in the camp
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but maybe didn't exist a couple of seasons ago, an inner self belief anyway. it's not one that is flau nted anyway. it's not one that is flaunted that there is an inner self belief that we can come out and compete. we know what we have to do, we know we must compete, for almost everything at every given minute. we are confident in our own abilities, i think when it comes to play—off games, in the last one we had against sweden we will probably favourites, i don't think... i think it's difficult to call who will be victorious in this game, two very different types of team but we are confident in our ability. the formula one world champion, lewis hamilton, has crashed out of qualifying for the brazil grand prix. hamilton was unhurt after crashing on the first lap but he did stay in his carfor a few moments. he will start from the back of the grid tomorrow. it will be valtteri bottas on pole position tomorrow. marc marquez of spain is closing
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in on the motogp world championship, by seizing pole position for tomorrow's valencia grand prix — the last race of the season. he topped qualifying despite crashing on his final run — and only needs to finish in 11th place to be champion for the fourth time in five years. marquez‘s only rival for the title is andrew dovizioso, who was ninth. marquez leads by 21 points with 25 points still available. in goal scott jamieson has in goal scottjamieson has a 1—shot lead in the net bank challenge in south africa. he has 67 picking up five shots to move to the head of the field on eight under par. it is five years since he won is only tour title also in south africa. tommy fleetwood of england is leading the european tour money list with only one more event remaining next week in dubai. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. we'll be back with sportsday for you
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at 6:30pm. some parts of the uk will enjoy centre this weekend, this was one view in leeds this weekend from one of our weather watchers, a great view but the cold weather across the north will complete its journey south overnight and into morning, plenty of showers in northern and western scotland, the irish sea coast, parts of wales in the midlands and later towards the south and east of england. single figure temperatures, a touch of frost on the hills of northern england and scotland, maybe some icy patches where we have had showers, this code ever remembrance sunday with a stronger wind. early showers will clear away, becoming more prevalent along north sea coasts as we go through the afternoon. the cenotaph
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in london will be a chilly place on sunday particularly in the breeze but early showers will fade to allow plenty of sunshine in late morning and into the afternoon. 11 o'clock on remembrance sunday, showers scattered through wales, clearing south—east england, some of these north sea coasts, good sunny spells in northern ireland but chalmers in the north and east, still wintry into the hills to the north and east of scotla nd into the hills to the north and east of scotland and along these north sea coasts as we go to the afternoon, the showers become more frequent, some will have fail and gusty winds, some around 50 knots per hour but a very breezy day across the uk and that will add an extra chill. many places inland will avoid chills and see sunshine, it doesn't do much for the temperature, just a few spots, some will feel even colder when you factor in the wind. showers of a north sea coasts on sunday night, fading in the west,
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widespread frost away from that windy and shelley coast so cold start to monday. rain on monday spreading into parts of northern england, and northern ireland, preceded by snow on the hills, and by tuesday milder air coming back in from the atlantic and temperatures getting back into double figures. so yes we starts next week on a cold frosty node. that won't last long as it turns ones again. —— as it turns milder ones again. this is bbc news. the headlines at 6pm. the husband of a british woman jailed in iran has told the bbc he will speak to the foreign secretary tomorrow. a british woman charged with drug smuggling in egypt has now been referred to a criminal court for trial. racing driver lewis hamilton calls on formula one to improve security after some of his teammates were robbed at gun point in brazil. the owner of a welsh zoo
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says he is devastated after an escaped lynx was shot dead. i'm broken both physically and emotionally. we have been up the past few weeks both day and night following her movements. also in the next hour — millions fall silent to mark armistice day.
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