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this is bbc world news today. i'm alpa patel, our top stories: president trump meets putin — and says he believes the russian president when he says he didn't meddle in the us elections. the husband of a british woman jailed in iran has told the bbc he is due to speak to the foreign secretary on sunday. catala ns have been demonstrating in barcelona — calling for the release of pro—independence politicians and activists detained by the spanish courts. a british woman detained in egypt on suspicion of smuggling prescription painkillers learns she will face a criminal trial. hello and welcome to world news today. donald trump says he believes
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vladimir putin when he says russia did not meddle in last year's us election, after the russian president again reiterated his. the us and russian president are among world leaders at the apec trade summit — which is taking place in vietnam. they've appeared alongside each other a number of times and after what's being called a brief chat, donald trump came out and revealed president putin had been very insulted by claims moscow meddled in the presidential campaign. it once again puts donald trump at odds with the findings of his own intelligence agencies such as the cia. from vietnam, aleem maqbool reports. play a here to have been careful to not be seen together too much in eyes of media but donald trump says here and vladimir putin did have the
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few conversations. when asked if he had raised the interference, he said he had. he said he didn't medal, said mrtrump. you he had. he said he didn't medal, said mr trump. you can only ask so many times. every times he sees me, he says i didn't do it. i think he is very insulted by it. mr trump also said he felt this door read that russia had in —— interfered in the election was concocted the democratic party. if either of them in the matter is late to rest, they are mistaken. the usjustice department investigation goes on. several key former aides have been named in connection with the enquiry and his ex—campaign manager is under house arrest because of information found and during the investigation. it won't stop investigators
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determining what exactly did happen with moscow, the trump campaign, and the election of 2016. our correspondent in los angeles david willis explained what trump's statement say about his relationship with putin. donald trump is saying that he believes vladimir putin over us intelligence and that has garnered a response from the head of the cia, mike pompeo, this is a man who has been boiled to donald trump, a man who donald trump indeed appointed. but he has gone out on a limb and issue a statement saying he stands
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by the conclusions of us intelligence agencies that russia did indeed collude in last year's presidential elections, in an attempt to sway the outcome in favour of donald from. there are two points to make here. the first being that donald trump has been desperate to dispel the notion that russia interfered in the last year's election, not just interfered in the last year's election, notjust because there are congressional enquiries, and is there shall counsel probe into the whole matter, but because any suggestion that russia swayed the outcome speaks to bulleted mercy of his victory, and he wanted to be known that he won the election fair and square. the other thing is he desperately wants a relationship with vladimir putin, he made that point today again, but he has been stymied consistently by the politics, the fact that there are ongoing investigations, and it is clearly very frustrating for donald trump. what is the us media making
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of the statements that trump has made? we have had some reaction already from the former deputy attorney general, sally yates, this is someone whom donald trump dismissed. she took to twitter to say that... she branded the president shamelessly and patriotic for his embrace of vladimir putin. she also called the president's attack on former intelligence chiefs, remarks he made on air force one when he berated the former cia director, and the former fbi director, and the former fbi director, as political hacks. she said that that was also very disturbing. so, plenty of reaction already, and i think we can expect more tomorrow on the sunday morning talk shows here. the husband of a british woman jailed in iran has told the bbc he is due to speak to the uk foreign secretary, boris johnson, on sunday.
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nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe was detained in april 2016 and accused of spying. her husband richard ratcliffe has been calling for a meeting with borisjohnson because of comments he made, which could lead to her sentence being increased. eleanor garnier reports. injail in iran. separated from her daughter and husband. nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe is british and iranian and facing a five—year sentence for allegedly plotting to topple the government in tehran. it's now understood the foreign secretary borisjohnson has agreed to meet her husband. i think it's important now that he tries to meet with us as soon as possible, next week, so that it's clear from a political point of view that the uk government is standing alongside nazanin and her family. this week, the foreign secretary had to apologise after he mistakenly told mps he thought mrs zaghari—ratcliffe had been in iran teaching journalists.
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mrjohnson later said his comments could have been clearer and the uk government has no doubt she was on holiday in iran. as her family have always insisted. but this week iran's state tv broadcast a report claiming the foreign secretary's comments about mrs zaghari—ratcliffe amounted to an unintended omission of her guilt. dr homa hoodfar is a canadian—iranian anthropologist who was inside the same prison as nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe. she was freed last year on humanitarian grounds. shejoins us now from montreal. can you tell us, first of all what conditions were like for you and fund nazanin? we were actually in the detention centre which is in the
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risen compound. but in the detention centre, we are locked in the cell u nless we centre, we are locked in the cell unless we are downstairs where they ta ke unless we are downstairs where they take us for interrogation. it is very small cell, the size of a double bed with tall walls and no windows. the lights are on all the time so in the cell, usually it is made for one person but sometimes there are two people there. after there are two people there. after the second week i was there, i was taken from my solitary confinement toa taken from my solitary confinement to a room where nazanin was there. so, i spent one night there. the next day, they moved her because usually they don't put two political prisoners in the same cell. what did nazanin tell you 7 prisoners in the same cell. what did nazanin tell you? well, of course i knew of hirst or read before i was
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taken there. —— i knew of her story before i was taken there. she was talking about her plan to come out and be with her child. she was very worried about and upset and crying as she was talking about her daughter's birthday being in a couple of weeks. and she told us, me and two other women who were there that the interrogator had encouraged her to sign letters so they could precede her case quickly and free her to be with herfamily. i guess because of that she had signed document that may be later were used against her. what do you make of the foreign secretary borisjohnson‘s comments that she was training journalists. he has corrected those comments but what impact could that
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have on her case? i cannot believe that such a huge mistake has taken place, a colossal mistake. and it plays right into the hands of the very conservative and revolutionary guard who have arrested her because there are political factions guard who have arrested her because there are politicalfactions in iran, often these factions fighting each other. unfortunately, people like nazanin or me and many others in jail like nazanin or me and many others injailare kind of like nazanin or me and many others injail are kind of court in between. the conservative and revolutionary guard are trying to embarrass the reformist government by showing they have no power within the system, and so even though, he may apologise for the mistake he has made, but in a way, that is enough for the revolutionary guard to say, 0k, for the revolutionary guard to say, ok, this is the case, now for sure she is a spy, and so they attempt to
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increase her sentence. or at least it makes it much harderfor her to convince others to be free. thank you for being with the bbc. you are very welcome. tens of thousands of catalans have been demonstrating in barcelona to call for the release of pro—independence politicians and activists detained by the spanish courts. eight of those being held are sacked former ministers from the regional government who are being investigated for alleged rebellion and sedition. james reynolds reports. these protesters have come out here to the centre of barcelona to call for freedom to the centre of barcelona to call forfreedom for eight to the centre of barcelona to call for freedom for eight imprisoned former catalan ministers and to social society activists. this is written in english,, and there is
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yellow ribbon, a symbol of solidarity with the imprisoned politicians and activists. to this crowd, these politicians and their names and faces are here. this is the former vice president. all these people have been remanded into custody. to these people, they are political resonance. do the authorities in madrid, it is simply authorities in madrid, it is simply a criminal case. but there is a physical impact because this is an election campaign. there will be elections here in december and these protesters want to win a majority for the pro independence movement, that will give them the chance to try and break away from spain again. there is of course another half of cata la n there is of course another half of catalan society that wants to remain inside spain. stay with us on bbc world news, still to come: bell tolls. ceremonies are held
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across europe in memories of those who have lost their lives while serving in the armed forces. this is bbc news world today. the husband of a british iranian womanjailed in iran has told the bbc he is due to speak to the british foreign secretary on monday. a british woman having been charged for drug smuggling in egypt has been put forward for a criminal trial. police say she was carrying 300 ta blets police say she was carrying 300 tablets of the painkiller tramadol. the drug is legal in egypt but available on prescription in the uk.
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-- it is available on prescription in the uk. —— it is illegal in the uk. available on prescription in the uk. -- it is illegal in the uk. she was detained in the last month on the 9th of october. her family say she lives the hollow holidays in the sun, she comes to about three times a yearand she sun, she comes to about three times a year and she has a boyfriend here in egypt and they say this was supposed to be a holiday, a relaxing time in the sun, like any of the other trips she made. instead, when she arrived at the airport, she was stopped by police. she found that —— they found she was carrying 300 of this band drug tramadol. it is a painkiller which in the uk is perfectly legal but it is banned in egypt, it is widely used and is the drug of choice for addicts in egypt. the large quantity that she was
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carrying was the problem, that she had so much of this drug. she has had so much of this drug. she has had for her part that first of all, she didn't know it was bad here, that you was carrying it perfectly clearly in her luggage, there was no attempt to disguise it. she told us that she had in fact been given it bya that she had in fact been given it by a colleague in the uk who said ta ke by a colleague in the uk who said take it, it was good for my back, maybe be good for your boyfriend. she said she was bringing it for her boyfriend because he had back problems but the police are saying ignorance of the law is no defence. now let's get the sport. morrocco have become the latest nation to qualify for next summer's world cup finals. they won 2—0 in the ivory coast to book their place in russia. either denmark or the republic of ireland willjoin them there. the first leg of their playoff is reaching a conclusion in copenhagen. only about 15 minutes left to play and there's still no score. we're going to start with rugby
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union's autumn internationals which got under way today. wales' torrid run against australia continues. the wallabies were 29 points to 21 winners, clocking up a 13th consecutive victory over their hosts in cardiff. italy beat fiji. there were 11 tries at murrayfield, where scotland narrowly won against samoa. an unimpressive performance by england, but a victory nonetheless against argentina. a big win for ireland over australia, and france were beaten at home by the all blacks. england head coach eddiejones admitted it was far from his side's most exciting display and said there was plenty to work to do ahead of next week's game with australia. we just want consistency. we had opportunities out wide which we didn't finish. we have to get better at finishing those. the understanding between the layers
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wasn't great but that is understandable because they haven't played much rugby together. there's a mercedes on pole position for sunday's brazilian grand prix — but it's not lewis hamilton. he crashed out of qualifying and team—mate valterri bottas pipped both ferrari's at interlagos. our fi reporter tom clarkson sent this report. lewis hamilton is human after all. he came into this qualifying session hoping to get the 12 pole position of the season. but his session was over all biased as quickly as it had begun. on his first lap, he crashed heavily and that was game over immediately. the end result is he said he will be starting from the backin said he will be starting from the back in the brazilian grand prix and we will get two races within a race. first, how far forward we will get two races within a race. first, how farforward can hamilton get and his mercedes engineers think a podium position is still possible. at the front, the onus was on
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battery bottas, could he stepped up to the plate during qualifying, and my goodness, he did. he took pole position ahead of sebastian vettel by less tha n position ahead of sebastian vettel by less than one tenth of the second. he is now starting on pole position for the third time in 2017. marc marquez of spain has tightened his grip 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 — he only needs to finish 11th to be champion for the fourth time in five years. his rival for the title is andrea dovizioso, who was ninth. england's women are struggling to avoid defeat in the women's ashes against austrlia. 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 three, on a0 without loss in their second innings but they are still 88 runs behind the hosts. the day though beloned toaustria and elyse perry
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and her double test century. i had ihad an i had an amazing time with all the goals and it was special. just a really great event for women's cricket so it was really nice to be out there for the day. and as i said, not all fun. that is all the sports for now. two of the world's most outspoken leaders, us president donald trump and his philippine counterpart rodrigo duterte, are due to meet in a few hours' time in manila. the bbc went to subic bay, a former us naval base in the philippines to see if residents there could correctly match up some of their most infamous outbursts. i'm speechless.
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there is no issue with me, regarding corruption, girls yes, but money now. he says that all the time. it doesn't matter what they write as long as you have got a junk and beautiful piece of bleep. that is a tough one but i would say probably duterte. that was actually donald trump. really? i would duterte. that was actually donald trump. really? iwould wink duterte. that was actually donald trump. really? i would wink he would say something exactly like that. pa rt say something exactly like that. part of the beauty of me is that i
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am very rich. trump. talking about the other one, he is a good but i am not. duterte. duterte talking about trump, yes. run by the bleep. both. i don't know. it could be both, but i know he said it. now it is a big discipline. personally, i have very little respect for both of them.|j think one of them is needed and the other, i'm not going to say which is which. i think it is good for the race. would you like to see more duterte style politics in america? toa duterte style politics in america? to a point. no, ithink duterte style politics in america? to a point. no, i think the guy is... i'm going to keep that one to
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myself. should be a fascinating meeting, with all be covering that meeting, with all be covering that meeting live here on the bbc. commemorations have been taking place around the world to remember the dead of two world wars and other conflicts. here in the uk, a two minute silence was held for armistice day — marking the moment in 1918 when the fighting came to an end in the first world war. adina campbell reports. preparing for remembrance to the sound of types, veterans from the second world war, and those from later wars on parade in whitehall. in the drizzle before them, the cenotaph, britain's stark rim oriel of the war dead, keeping faith. at
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11, big ben silent for three months because of repair work, marked the hour. big ben chimes. shortly after the two minutes' silence, the last post plays. today's events on just about though
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first and second world war, it is also about men and women caught off in other conflicts. i thought it was really emotional because so many people died. it's a very good way to pay respects. i think it makes your memories more real, it is an opportunity to reflect. today's services have been a chance for those people to remember what they fought for. ceremonies marking armistice day. goodbye. a cold, breezy sunday awaits but before that, we have rain to clear. you can see it on the rain radar and
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it will angerfor you can see it on the rain radar and it will anger for much of the night, particularly across central and southern wales. a scattering of showers running down through the isle of man. here, little more cloud, it would be quite as cold. to the north, clear the skies, a few scattered wintry showers, temperatures around to all three first thing in the morning. this cold air is pushing its way out of scotland. a noticeably colder feel to the day across england and wales. a scattering of showers first thing in the morning, still across england and wales. if you are heading to the cenotaph in london, it should be a fine start, breezy and cold but plenty of sunshine as well. if you are heading to other remembrance sunday services, despite a few showers in the south west and a cluster of showers in wales, elsewhere, cold, dry, and predominantly sunni. a few scattered
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showers with any elevation into northern scotland. five or six degrees. feeling chilly indeed. the wind could clip a few showers to the north sea coast. sandwiched in between the two, dry, settled, funny, and a little colder than it has felt in recent days. six to 10 degrees. as we move out of sunday, high pressure were much further east. temperatures expected to really fall awa ke east. temperatures expected to really fall awake quite sharply and thatis really fall awake quite sharply and that is going to be noticeable first thing on monday morning, a hard frost likely. in rural scotland, we could see minus five degrees. a weather front pushing through. we could see some snow for a time. we need to teach —— keep a close eye on that. further south, need to teach —— keep a close eye on that. furthersouth, patchy cloud, eight to 10 degrees baha'i. a cold
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and frosty start. cold and wet, and milder through the week. this is bbc news, the headlines. president trump says president putin has again told him he didn't meddle in last year's us presidential elections, and that he believes the russian leader. mr trump said the allegation was costing lives in syria, because it was getting in the way of his relationship with mr putin. iraqi government forces have started to move on the last iraqi town still held by so—called islamic state. two infantry divisions and sunni tribal forces are involved in the offensive to recapture rawa, near the border with syria. members of lewis hamilton's formula one team have been robbed at gunpoint in sao paulo — where the brazilian grand prix is currently taking place. armistice day commemorations have been taking place here in london — and across the world — remembering the dead of two world wars and all later conflicts.
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