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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11am... jubilant scenes as thousands of people are on the streets in zimbabwe's capital — calling for president mugabe to resign. mugabe must go, you must go yesterday. it is a new beginning come at the end of authoritarian rule. if he doesn't resign from terribly either now or the next few days, there is talk of impeaching him maybe tuesday. tens of thousands of people on low incomes face having their universal credit stopped over christmas. police and air accident investigators search for clues as to why two aircraft collided — leaving four people dead. also in the next hour... taxing takeaway boxes to tackle what's described as a "global emergency". the chancellor is considering measures to help cut the 12 tonnes of plastic going into the oceans every year often found inside birds,
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fish and sea mammals. a rare ink picture of tintin, and his dog, snowy, is expected to fetch more than £700,000 at auction. and the dateline london panel discuss zimba bwe's future and where the brexit talks go from here. that's in half an hour here on bbc news. good morning and welcome to bbc news. the main story this morning... thousands of zimbabweans are flooding the streets of the capital harare this morning — demanding the resignation of president robert mugabe. soldiers cheered the crowds
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confirming the army's role in bringing mr mugabe's 37—year rule to an end. as numbers on the streets swelled, state media said eight out of ten regional branches of the governing zanu pf party have passed a vote of no—confidence in the president. mr mugabe has been under house arrest since a military takeover four days ago. basically we are zimbabweans, we are saying thank you very much for the peaceful intervention and it is time for the masses of zimbabwe to say mugabe must go and he must go yesterday. but as it is about a new beginning and the end of a tyranny rule and we will take zimbabwe back. as you can see people are flooding into the city from all over harare. there's an incredible atmosphere
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of excitement of anticipation. now is the time they sense robert mugabe is gone. his age is over. they're no longer afraid, that's why they're here on the streets. that was fergal keane our africa editor in harare, now we're looking at new pictures of crowds cheering an army convoy in zimbabwe's second city bulawayo. within the last hour i spoke to our africa correspondent president zuma of south africa has said he is cautiously optimistic that the situation will be resolved amicably. he said the african region is committed to supporting the people of zimbabwe after that military takeover. he has been making the comments in the south african city of durban as thousands of zimbabweans are celebrated what they expect to be the downfall of robert mugabe. 0ne they expect to be the downfall of robert mugabe. one of our other reporters and the region as andrew
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harding who gave its assent of the feeling on the ground. it feels like a revolution. the mood here is one of the leary,. i am looking past and armed personnel carrier here, thousands of zimbabweans converging on of these streets and mobbing the military thanking them for the coup that triggered this. it is extraordinary. everybody coming together with one focus for now and that is getting rid of president mugabe. the fear that has kept so many people in check over the years has lifted with the permission of the military and zanu pf who authorised today's events. zanu pf who authorised today's eve nts. n ow zanu pf who authorised today's events. now people are going quite delirious with happiness, hope that president mugabe will very soon stepped down and when you ask them, people say this is gone beyond
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something that zanu pf can control, that there is such a groundswell now of hope and passion for real change here so it will be very interesting in the days and weeks ahead, the extent of which zanu pf can manipulate and control of this and keep the iron grip on power. i also spoke to our correspondent ben brown who gave an insight into the politics behind the events to date. zanu pf the ruling party turning against robert mugabe demanding that he goes, votes of no confidence in him, also saying they will have a meeting of the central committee this weekend. the point is if he doesn't resign voluntarily either of the next few hours or the next couple of days there will be a move to impeach him. there is talk of impeaching him maybe on tuesday. that would be put into motion by
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zanu pf itself. zanu pf his own party against him, the military against him. if you were going streets here it is very hard to find anybody prepared to say they want robert mugabe to stay as president. he hasn't really got any friends or allies that. it must be only a matter of time before he goes. does he resign of his own free will? maybe in return for guarantees about his safety, either staying here in zimbabwe or being given safe passage abroad, into exile with his family, we will just abroad, into exile with his family, we willjust happily concede. andrew harding was describing moments of almost ecstasy for people but this is not a moment for zimbabwe without political and national danger, is it? know, and there is huge uncertainty. you have to think about this really is a power struggle within zanu pf. there were elements around emerson who was the vice
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president who was pushed out by grace mugabe, robert mugabe's wife, the military sided with him and against her. that is what the crux of this has been, about why the military depot. they simply weren't prepared to have this country being run by grace mugabe, a0 years younger than robert mugabe, and a woman of many people here in this country, they simply couldn't stomach are as president. she has a notorious reputation for an extravagant flamboyant notorious reputation for an extravaga nt fla m boya nt lifestyle. they didn't want her and that is why all this has come about. the key question is what replaces mugabe if and when he does stand down. we say thatis and when he does stand down. we say that is only a matter of time. it looks like it would be some sort of national transitional government run by zanu pf, but also critically members of the opposition, people like morgan who is pretty ill at the moment but who has been receiving treatment but has now come back into
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zimbabwe, he could be prime minister in that transitional government. it is early days. it does the great revolution and an uprising on the streets but i am not sure it is quite that simple. in the end i think zanu pf. be very much in charge. we will keep you up-to-date with everything going on in zimbabwe throughout the day on bbc news. just a reminder of the news from the south african president who says he believes that the african region is committed to supporting the people of zimbabwe, and he hopes that the situation can be resolved amicably. air accident investigators are trying to work out what caused a plane and a helicopter to collide over buckinghamshire yesterday, killing four people. teams will continue scouring the area for wreckage — around the national trust's waddesdon estate, near aylesbury. we will head up to glasgow where the scottish labour party is announcing its new party leader after a bitter
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battle to succeed kezia dugdale. let's listen in. i will then give a total combined vote at the end. in each section i will read out the total number of votes cast for each candidate and displayed the percentage on the screens. the full details of the results will be available on the scottish labour party website following this event. the result of the election, but the leader of the labour party in scotland is as follows. the total numberof scotland is as follows. the total number of eligible voters is 35,000 309. the number of eligible voters casting a vote in this election is 21,000 994. number of spoiled votes is nine. that makes overall turnout for the selection contest 62.2%. votes cast for each candidate in the registered supporters section are as follows. richard leonard 38, which
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represents 48.1% of the votes cast in this section. anas sarwar ai. that represents 5i.9% in this section. anas sarwar ai. that represents 51.9% of the votes cast in this section. the votes cast for each candidate in affiliated supporters section are as follows. richard leonard 3281 votes. that represents 77.3% of the votes cast in this section. anas sarwar 961 votes. that represents 22.7% of the votes. that represents 22.7% of the votes cast in this section. the votes cast in this section. the votes cast in this section. the votes cast for each candidate in the members section are as follows. richard leonard 9150 votes.
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applause but that represents 51.896 of the votes. anas sarwar 85ia but that represents 51.896 of the votes. anas sarwar 8514 votes. this represents 48.2% of the votes cast in this section. and finally that total votes cast for each candidate are therefore as follows will stop richard leonard 12469 votes. representing 56.7% of the votes. cheering and applause anas sarwar... cheering and applause ifi
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if i could just finish, please. anas sa rwar if i could just finish, please. anas sa rwa r 9516 if i could just finish, please. anas sarwar 9516 votes which represents 43.3% of the total votes cast. i am therefore delighted to declare richard leonard elected as leader of the scottish labour party. studio: confirmation that richard leonard, who had in recent weeks become a favourite to succeed kezia dugdale has been elected the leader of the scottish labour party, and after he is digging a little sip of water a think we will listen and to the opening stages of his speech recognising that victory, the new leader scottish labour richard leonard. comrades and friends. i joined the labour party in sterling 35 years ago, but because one day i
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thought one day i would be standing here, but because i knew the only way to bring about real change was to combine, to unite, and to campaign in orderto to combine, to unite, and to campaign in order to win power. and i knew as well that the only party of hope and the only means of realising that hope, the hopes of the people was the labour party. cheering and applause so, to be elected leader of the scottish labour party, to lead our party as a movement for real change, asa party as a movement for real change, as a movement for democracy, and yes, as a movement for socialism. cheering and applause asa cheering and applause as a movement for realising the hopes of the people as a source of immense pride, but it is also deeply
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humbling. soi immense pride, but it is also deeply humbling. so i want to thank all of those thousands of labour party members and supporters, including trade union members, who over the last nine weeks... ‘s have participated in the democracy of the labour party, your participation is the sign of our great strength as a party and a movement. and whoever, whoever you voted for we are one party, we are one movement and we stand together. applause and that is way i particularly want to thank my friend, my comrade anas. applause
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for the way he has sought to move this debate about leadership on to the debate about ideas. so that there is now a settled consensus, established around a radical policy agenda for the scottish labour party, of extending public ownership, of tackling inequality in poverty, a more progressive taxation system. applause and a redistribution and of a redistribution of power as well which will form the basis for our unity and going forward, if lord ‘s direction in which anas will have a vital role to play. applause ——a applause —— a forward direction. i also want to thank brian roy and all the
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labour party stuff but the way in which they have conducted this election, after working under great pressure, i thank you from the bottom of my heart. applause comrades come up with this leadership election has shown is that the reinvigoration of politics in scotland is both needed and yearned for by the people. we need a vision of a better future, yearned for by the people. we need a vision of a betterfuture, a yearned for by the people. we need a vision of a better future, a vision of hope again so that 20 years on since the devolution referendum we need to restate our scottish labour vision come the economics social and environmental transformation we want to deliver for the people of scotland. and so reinvigorate the very reasons why the labour party campaignforand very reasons why the labour party campaign for and let's not forget, delivered the scottish parliament in the first place. applause to lead eight manufacturing
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strategy, to solve the housing crisis, to end child poverty and bring dignity in retirement or engineers as well. to invest in public services, not least in our health and education services, to re—empower and free resource local government, to build a more equal and tolerant society. which is why i am delighted to have secured a mandate in this election to pursue an industrial strategy, law to restrict rents. applause progressive taxation, including eight wealth tax, a mandate to build a high wage, high value, rebalance the economy. to invest in universalism, not means testing, and tackling women's under
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representation to the establishment of the labour party training academy. it is clear though that we need to go further. we need to change the very political culture. we need zero tolerance of sexism, of misogyny, and of sexual harassment. we need training on equality and diversity parole labour party representatives, and stuff. after all. and above all we need an independent route for complaints. and that is what we will government under my leadership. —— implement under my leadership. —— implement under my leadership. —— implement under my leadership. applause 0ver applause over the course of this campaign i have visited factories, classrooms, small community groups, large trade union conferences. they all welcomed me in. i listened to the waspy women, i saw the huge difference that early years on the bench and. i
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met the man power workers in glasgow, simply looking for a fair day's paid for a fair day's work. studio: richard leonard there, the new leader of the labour party in scotland. 57% of the boat. very much you will have gathered, a supporter of germany golden and the sort of —— jeremy corbyn. and the sort of policies that he espouses. go to jeremy corbyn outside to talk about this. supporters ofjeremy corbyn, as far as they are concerned, this consolidates his leadership of the labour party and yet there are about the members of the scottish parliament who are not going to be happy with this on the labour side. certainly you heard richard leonard talking there about the need for unity, for everyone to come together
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after this result. suddenly in this campaign it has been a long campaign at times, it has been quite bitter at times, it has been quite bitter at times. it touched these two men, richard bennett on the one side seen asa richard bennett on the one side seen as a left winger, a former union official against anas sarwar who is viewed more moderate. richard leonard has come out on top. he certainly has a challenge. 0ne leonard has come out on top. he certainly has a challenge. one of his first challenges is to bring unity to what has been a very divided party. also the wider political challenge to get labour actor position that they historically enjoyed in scotland, the position of power. they have at holyrood to third place behind the conservatives. that concerns eve ryo ne conservatives. that concerns everyone in that room. you heard richard leonard talking about the need to restate the vision for scottish labour, so very much that is the challenge for him. and he has other things on his plate as well. it is certainly a lot for him to do
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now that he is in possession but you heard the reaction to him there, certainly a lot of happiness and a drink. now has to bring them together. thank you very much. richard leonard has just together. thank you very much. richard leonard hasjust been elected the new leader of the labour party in scotland. sport now, and a full round—up from the bbc sport centre. the big game today is the london derby. arsenal against tottenham. the table shows tottenham in third place and arsenal six but that can change very quickly. in 2223 years we only finish above arsenal one time. we must respect them. the four great under the arsene wenger error. but as it is a massive challenge to
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stay there. the real motivation is to do as well as we have the potential in our team to get to a maximum with potential we have in the team, it not compare to tottenham. ryan giggs is the odds—on favourite to become the next wales manager, after chris coleman stood down. after the semi—finals of the euros last year, wales, under coleman failed to qualify for next year's world cup. his new challenge is to rescue sunderland, who're bottom of the championship. northern ireland manager michael 0'neill had also been linked to the sunderland job, but he's now been given permission to speak to the scottish fa about their vacant manager's position. new zealand are out of the rugby league world cup. in a really tight, low—scoring match, the 2008 winners were beaten a—2 by fiji. that kick proving the difference on what was a famous night for the fijians. they'll play the holders australia in the semi—finals. tonga survived a bit of a scare to reach the semi—finals for the first time — they just scraped past
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lebanon, winning 2a—22. and tonga will be england's next opponents — if england beat papua new guinea tomorrow. this is rugby union. a clutch of autumn internationals against this afternoon. australia take on england at twickenham where are correspond and joe wilson is posted later date. a disappointing performance from england against argentina last week. eddiejones said it was like watching a bad movie. it is interesting because so much of the week in terms of the england build—up has been reflecting back to the game against argentina. at times the game against argentina. at times the mood and the way the rugby writers have been talking about it and the media, you would think england had lost. but of course they won quite comfortable. but it is a measure of how i eddiejones has raised the bar as england coach at that seemed like a failure. when i spoke to him in the wake said it
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doesn't matter how the wings as england coach as if you win. it said the whole point is that we win. it but he knows that if england play at the same level as they did against argentina today they won't win and thatis argentina today they won't win and that is the point. maybe they can beat argentina at 75%. to beat australia they have to be at 95% or nearer 200. what will make the difference, we know that eddiejones is in this balancing act where they need to reintegrate players who had a busy summer with the lions. he doesn't want them breaking down adding long—term injuries. in that sense 0wen farrell does come back in the midfield. if a team and rugby union is going to be fluid they need to have that fluency in the midfield in key positions, ten, 12 and that is where farrell will come back into it. but i was a doesn't start. here's is loving and of course have referred to replace and sees days, finishes. maybe at some point in the next half—hour he will get over the
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line. australia come here in good form, but knowing they have lost the last four internationals against england. as a psychological barrier to be overcome? i think there probably is. some big names returning. wales bling georgiana, scotla nd returning. wales bling georgiana, scotland have the toughest task of the afternoon against new zealand. scotland have the toughest task of the afternoon against new zealandlj guess the home nations have to see these autumn internationals as opportunities. for scotland i think that opportunity is there. i think they got nothing to lose in edinburgh today because they have never beaten new zealand and eve ryo ne never beaten new zealand and everyone expects new zealand to win everyone expects new zealand to win every time they come onto the pitch and yet we have seen some degree of vulnerability with the all blacks against the lions, they have lost to australia and scotland know they are beaten australia recently. both sides know that. there is a fluency about scotland that they will try to bring. wales against georgia, georgia have a lot to prove and i
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think we expect ireland to eat bg with some degree of comfort. —— fiji. now time for the weather. a mixed bag. glorious in southern and eastern parts. but as you go further west it could be murky, because you are closer to this weather front feeding in warm and moist airfrom the weather front feeding in warm and moist air from the atlantic. further north and east a lot of isobars on the chart and the afternoon will be marked across the north—east of scotla nd marked across the north—east of scotland with windy weather and the supply of showers. elsewhere across northern britain it is a dry and decent afternoon. temperatures five, six or seven. not overly warm despite the presence of that sunshine. more in the way of cloud as we drift back towards northern
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ireland and northern england but morning showers will at least have left at this stage. further south it is not wall—to—wall cloud, nor is it wall—to—wall ring by any means. but you will notice ten, 11 or 12 here. but the rugby, if you are in cardiff but twickenham is a chance some rain during proceedings. scotland, it will be a cold and crisp night. the wind might affect the kickers. 0vernight we would drag the cloud and drain away towards the south—west and that leaves clearing skies. at this time of year that means frost. this is the profile in the countryside. as low as —a1 minus five but at least that is a glorious start of the new date. —— minus four or minus five. i think we will have more cloud into western areas and it will bring rain from the north of
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wales into scotland and northern ireland. further east increasingly hazy sunshine. despite the presence of the dry and fine weather, five or six or seven only. into monday the weather fronts coming from the atlantic. part of the problem is we are pushing this mild air into some cold air, particularly in the heart of scotland. that could be snow for a time to really quite low levels. elsewhere i am afraid that is one of those days we have got the cloud and the mild aircoming those days we have got the cloud and the mild air coming in from the atlantic. we will keep you posted on the snow. hello and welcome to dateline london. i'm jane hill. this week, we discuss zimbabwe and its future, and look at another apparently difficult few days in the brexit talks. is there stalemate between britain and the rest of the eu? joining me: the sunday telegraph columnist janet daley, the american writer and broadcaster jef mcallister, the africa specialist dr vincent magombe
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and the irish times correspondent suzanne lynch. welcome to you all. thanks for being with us today. when is a coup not a coup? zimbabwe's military put 93 year old robert mugabe under house arrest on wednesday. he's been in powerfor 37 years but, as we go to air, tens of thousands of people are out in harare demanding he steps down. he was briefly was seen in public on friday at a university graduation ceremony but, vincent, is it army generals who are currently in charge? you mentioned the graduation. he actually slept through its! he was caught napping, yes.|j actually slept through its! he was caught napping, yes. i think what's happening is so interesting. in africa, in the midst of pain and
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struggle, there is a lot of fun that goes on. i can only smile at what's going on in zimbabwe. first of all, it isa going on in zimbabwe. first of all, it is a coup that is not a coup. a president that is not a president.

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