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this is bbc news. i'm nicholas owen. the headlines at 11: police looking for 19—year—old gaia pope say a body has been found on land near swanage. her sister has been speaking to the media. she is — i'm not going to say was and i never will — the absolute light of my life. in zimbabwe, thousands take to the streets as president mugabe comes under pressure to quit — it's reported he will meet army commanders tomorrow. new zimbabwe, freedom has finally come. i don't know how to express it because i can't believe it, it's like i'm dreaming. after more than three decades in politics, gerry adams announces he will stand down as the president of sinn fein next year, saying it was "time for change". and tributes to malcolm young, co—founder of the australian rock group ac/dc, who has died aged 64. buckingham palace releases
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a portrait to mark the platinum wedding anniversary of the queen and the duke of edinburgh. the royal couple celebrate seventy years of marriage tomorrow. and stay with us here on bbc news for a look at tomorrow's front pages — including the sunday telegraph, which reports that the chancellor is planning a pay rise for nurses. that's in half an hour. good evening and welcome to bbc news. the family of gaia pope have said they are absolutely devastated after police searching for her, tonight said the body of a young woman had been found, and they were confident it was that of the missing teenager.
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the discovery in dorset was made by specialist search teams close to a coastal path near swanage. adina campbell reports. the search for gaia pope has been going on for 11 days. but tonight that search has come to an end. she is-i that search has come to an end. she is — i will not say was and never will — she is the absolute light of my life. so beautiful, so emotionally wise and intelligent and, um, so passionate and artistic and, um, so passionate and artistic and creative and understanding. the teenager's body was found around three o'clock this afternoon near the coastal path and field where some of her clothes were discovered earlier this week. just hours before the body was found, hundreds of
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volu nteers the body was found, hundreds of volunteers took part in mass searches in three areas around swanage. we want to thank each and every one of you for everything you have done. if there is one ray of light in this nightmare it is the compassion, humanity and community spirit you have shown over the last ten days. your dedication and selflessness for a goal you don't know has been staggering and one of the few things that kept us going. three people arrested on suspicion of murder earlier this week have all been released under investigation. police say for the time being, gaia's death is being treated as unexplained. tens of thousands of people marched in the zimbabwean capital, harare, and the second city, bulawayo, calling on their president of four decades to stand down. crowds have been singing at the gates of robert mugabe's official residence, urging him to go. he's been under virtual house arrest since the army took control four days ago.
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the country's ruling party, zanu—pf has said it'll dismiss mr mugabe as its leader tomorrow and reinstate the ousted vice—president. our africa editor, fergal keane, reports from harare. something happened inside the people today. a shared energy that swept them along the streets. they were there on the big streets and small. a common purpose in a place so long divided. voices that would not have dared speak of robert mugabe a few days ago now saying his political requiem. it is a historic moment. it is special and we have waited for it for 37 years. you have returned from england, you are happy to see this? indeed i am. this is a new beginning
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for the people of zimbabwe. what i am seeing here is a miracle. all of the faces of the nation came into harare. joy was unrestrained and exuberantly harare. joy was unrestrained and exubera ntly expressed. we harare. joy was unrestrained and exuberantly expressed. we watched passing soldiers being enveloped by eager hands and arms. who knows what freedom the military coup will deliver. that an army that was once an instrument of oppression is now celebrated. this is what the people feel about the army. they feel genuine liberation due to be soldiers. sier has been cast off and expectations awakened. watching the march, i met a expectations awakened. watching the
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march, i meta paramedic expectations awakened. watching the march, i met a paramedic with a young family. do you believe that the army will really allow you to be free now? yes. we do. and if they don't? ? free now? yes. we do. and if they don't? 7 it free now? yes. we do. and if they don't? ? it is difficult for them because we have been freed just unable to exercise freedom is. those who force this moment include many who force this moment include many who were once ardent supporters of robert mugabe. another call to the departure of the president and his wife. the people of zimbabwe have spoken and the people of zimbabwe have said you and yours should go today and not tomorrow. robert mugabe is under intense pressure. this afternoon he was refusing to stand down. and one of his official residences, the army was pushing back demonstrators. that they would not leave the area. so people are very angry and they want to get
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through, past these army lines to this official residence, one of the president's official residences. our man told me that they want to get in there to tell the people what they think of them. the army will remain on the streets and tomorrow the generals will meet president mugabe to tell him that their guns and the sympathies of the people have turned against him. but there is no more time. everyone is now certain that the moment of robert mugabe's departure is growing close. and fergal has been giving his assessment of what is likely to happen tomorrow. basically you have three processes now running in parallel. the people have been on the streets and they have been on the streets and they have shown their anger to robert mugabe. you have the generals going in to mugabe. you have the generals going intoa mugabe. you have the generals going in to a meeting in the morning telling them again that time is up and critically his own party is preparing to vote on a motion that would see him expelled. robert
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mugabe always said down the years that if people wanted him to go then he would not stand in the way. today, and you can still hear car horns blaring in the background of people angry about the situation, today he got a loud message and that is what he is reflecting on in his official residence across the city tonight. here, the colleagues of a helicopter to pilot who died yesterday have paid tribute. captain mike green was conducting a flight instructor course with a student when they both died. two other men we re when they both died. two other men were also killed in the collision. air accident investigators are still trying to establish the cause of the crash. he's led sinn fein for 3h years, but tonight gerry adams announced he's to stand down as the party's president. the veteran republican made the announcement at his party's conference in dublin this evening. from there, chris buckler sent this report. tonight, sinn fein paid tribute to
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one of the men who built the party. martin mcguinness was a key figure in its divisive leadership. martin was a proud member of the ira. but that was a generation ago. and sinn fein's otherfigure, who has been party president for 3.5 decades, announced this evening he would stand down next year. announced this evening he would stand down next yearlj announced this evening he would stand down next year. i have com plete stand down next year. i have complete confidence in the leaders we elected this weekend and the next generation of leaders and i want to thank everyone who has welcomed me into their homes and communities and made me part of countless campaigns. gerry adams was the leader of sinn fein. at the party was seen primarily as the political face of the ira. and he was a hit figure for
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unionists who saw him as an apologist for violence. unionists who saw him as an apologist for violencelj unionists who saw him as an apologist for violence. i have not gone away, you know. but the ira has now gone away. and with a rise in electoral support in the republic, or one that's new ambition is to be pa rt or one that's new ambition is to be part of cupboard and in dublin. or one that's new ambition is to be part of cupboard and in dublinm gerry adams is still leader, i don't think so. i think that makes a difference to a lot of people. he is tainted and people believe he was the leader of the ira. he has always denied that. but sinn fein's ira past still hangs over the party, both north and south of the irish border. sinn fein new leader, michele o'neil, has been able to agree a deal to return to power—sharing northern ireland. and there is a challenge for the next generation of leaders here in dublin. in order to go into coalition government they need to build relationships with parties
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that have been keen to distance themselves from sinn fein in the past. the new leader of scottish labour has promised to offer voters what he called "a message of real hope". richard leonard, a jeremy corbyn supporter who was elected to holyrood 18 months ago, replaces kezia dugdale. she's to take part in the reality tv show, "i'm a celebrity, get me out of here." collecting richard leonard as their leader marks a left turn for the scottish labour party as he becomes the fourth leader in just three yea rs. the fourth leader in just three years. area is now a settled consensus established around a radical policy agenda for the scottish labour party. richard leonard was only elected to the scottish parliament last year. here's a yorkshireman, former trade union organiser and a committed jeremy corbyn loyalist. times in the
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past it has appeared that the scottish labour party had looked to pick fights with jeremy corbyn. scottish labour party had looked to pick fights withjeremy corbyn. i will not be doing that. we can not afford the luxury of splits and divisions. we need to work together andi divisions. we need to work together and i am determined to put the scottish labour party, from whom today i have received a mandate, we will be working closely and in step with jeremy corbyn will be working closely and in step withjeremy corbyn and entire labour party. alice was the more moderate candidate in what was a fractious race. i think it is obvious to see that at times this campaign has not been conducted in a common way. i hope we can come together as a party and focus on the real point is. the labour party are facing a really substantial challenge in scotland. they are in third place behind the snp and the tories. they will need to fight hard to regain their place is the official opposition in the scottish parliament. they will need to wina scottish parliament. they will need to win a lot more scottish seats if jeremy corbyn is ever going to form a government in westminster. on her way out, the departing leader, kezia
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dugdale has sprung a surprise. she is to appear on i'm a celebrity get me out of here, a decision sharply criticised by means of her own party. david cassidy is suffering from multiple organ failure. here's in a hospital in florida. a spokesman for the singer who rose to fame in the sitcom the partridge finely as he is conscious and surrounded by family. he was admitted to hospital earlier this week. the lebanese politician saad hariri, who shocked his country when he resigned as prime minister, says he will return to beirut within days. mr hariri announced he was standing down while in saudi arabia a fortnight ago, and he hasn't been home since. he was speaking in paris today, after talks with president macron. here's our paris correspondent, lucy williamson. having the president greet you at the palace sends a message. in this
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case, that saad hariri is still the prime minister of lebanon on. not a political exile fleeing saudi arabian control. it was a show of support both political and personal. after the meeting, sources said france would continue direct contacts with the middle east key players. saad hariri said he was finally going home. translation: players. saad hariri said he was finally going home. translationzlj will return to beirut in the coming days and will take part in our independence day celebrations. i will make my position known on all subjects after talking to our president. resident macron wants france to have greater global influence. old colonial ties to lebanon is no doubt played a role in his invitation to saad hariri but he is also stepping into a delicate situation between iran and saudi arabia, to regional powers with conflicting ties to lebanon. saad
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hariri had been in saudi arabia for two weeks since announcing his surprise resignation, accusing iran and its ally hezbollah of threatening stability and lebanon and saying he feared for his life. the invitation of mr macron to saad hariri and his family offered a way out of the impasse but not a solution. this was a important meeting but no solution because the solution is among the lebanese, not in france. france can play a role in the middle east between iran and saudi arabia and also, perhaps, between the lebanese but i think the main issue is going to happen in lebanon in the next few weeks. saad hariri left the palace with his family today having tasted french diplomatic power. he is about to test his own. the headlines on bbc news: police looking for 19—year—old gaia pope say a body has been found
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on land near swanage. her sister has been speaking to the media. in zimbabwe, thousands take to the streets as president mugabe comes under pressure to quit. it's reported he will meet army commanders tomorrow. after more than three decades in politics, gerry adams announces he will stand down as the president of sinn fein next year, saying it was "time for change". sport now, and for a full round up from the bbc sport centre, here's hugh woozencroft. fellow, good evening. manchester city have maintained an 8—point lead at the top of the premier league, thanks to a 2—0 win over leicester city. the goals were both exquisite as pep guardiola's side continue their eye—catching style of play. they came either side of half—time from gabrieljesus and kevin de bruyne. it's now 16 straight wins for city in all competitions. on the table at season to the score
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one goal in that way and getting a shot and he made the single most so thatis shot and he made the single most so that is why it helped us a lot to win another one, to give more distance of the three contenders and we are going to see, keep going. manchester united beat newcastle 4—1 at old trafford to stay in touch with their city rivals. jose mourinho's side saw the influential paul pogba and zlatan ibrahimovic return from injury, with pogba getting on the score sheet. elsewhere, arsenal beat north london rivals spurs 2—0 for their first win in the derby match since 2014. a io—man bournemouth thrashed huddersfield. chelsea thrashed strugglers west brom, 4—0. swansea beat burnley. crystal palace drew with managerless everton. liverpool romped to a 3—0 win at home to southampton. in the scottish premiership, celtic have extended their record
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unbeaten domestic run to 64 games with a 1—0 victory over ross county, courtesy of leigh griffiths' free kick from 25 yards with 12 minutes to go. meanwhile, aberdeen lost ground on the leaders after they lost 2—0 at home to motherwell. and there was a 2—0 defeat for rangers, hamilton beating them in the league at ibrox for the first time since 1926. in rugby union's autumn internationals, an impressive win for eddiejones' england at twickenham. they scored four tries as they ran out 30 points to six winners over jones's native australia. but, asjoe wilson reports, it was a closer encounter than the scoreline suggested. the bricks and mortar are the same but english rugby union is now defined by an australian. eddiejones has rebuilt it all with a cautious smile. eyeing up the posts, owen farrell, back in the starting line—up, partly to do this. on a day of persistent drizzle,
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any points were gratefully received. australia's coach simmered with officials at half—time. he had two players in the sin bin. but it was back to 15 versus 15 when an england clearance kick suddenly turned into attack. rugby‘s eternal unpredictable is the bounce of the ball. australia's kurtley beale waited for it to go out and, yet, daley kept it in. and the england player had just enough energy to finish it off. from one end to the other. replays agonised over the touchline. the ball stayed in, the try stood. much of the second half got stuck in replays. as australia crossed the line, officials decided the bald—headed maul was offside. in the way, no try. coach michael cheika choked. and england chased towards the try line again, jonathan jones diffusing the conditions. wet grass was made for this. the match had slipped from australia. johnny may scored a try and then made one for danny care. suddenly, england have 30 points. to win in this style could make anyone smile. there was a thriller at murrayfield
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as scotland came so close to getting a first win over the world champions new zealand. it finished 22—17 to the all blacks in the end, but scotland had the world's number one test team up against it whenjonny gray found a way overfor a deserved first score. that made it 15—10, but new zealand responded with this brilliant try, showing why they are back—to—back world cup winners. it was finished off by fly—half beauden barrett. but even that didn't stop scotland coming back again. they scored a great try of their own to take them a converted try from victory in the final few minutes. the edinburgh crowd thought they were about to see a famous moment when stuart hogg broke through, but he was just forced into touch in the final play of the match. an experimental wales side warmed up for their clash with the all blacks next weekend beating georgia 13—6 in an unconvincing display at the principality stadium. wales made 1a changes from last week's defeat to australia,
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and young wing hallam amos got the home side's only try of the match. ireland beat fiji in dublin but only just, they started well and were 1a points ahead at one stage but needed a late penalty to finish the match off, winning it by 23 points to 20. david goffin will face grigor dimitrov in the final of the world tour finals after shocking roger federer in london.. federer had only lost four matches in 2017 and was favourite to take a seventh end of season title. but goffin prevailed in three sets for a maiden final appearance at the o2. bulgarian dimitrov ended jack sock‘s surprising run to the semifinals. despite losing the first set, the sixth seed won the last two 6—0, 6—3. he said he was looking forward to playing in front of a full house in london tomorrow. justin rose leads golf‘s world tour championship
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and is on course to win the race to dubai for the highest money winner on the european tour. the englishman is a shot clear going into tomorrows final round. —— the englishman is a shot clear going into tomorrow's final round. it isa it is a great opportunity, isn't it? iam it is a great opportunity, isn't it? i am certainly not thinking about being the leader because it is the condensed pack and someone tomorrow will have to play great golf to win andi will have to play great golf to win and i think it will probably have to be me ifi and i think it will probably have to be me if i wanted to be me and somebody will shoot in the mid— 60s at some point, is within touch, it is the day that we will be out there kind of not paying too much attention to the leaderboard early, just putting your blinkers on and playing good golf. stay up-to-date on the bbc website. that's all the sport for now. a new portrait of the queen and the duke of edinburgh has been released to celebrate the royal couple's 70th wedding anniversary. the image is one of a series taken by british photographer matt holyoak and shows her majesty and prince philip standing
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in the white drawing room at windsor castle in early november. on monday, the queen will become the first british monarch to celebrate a platinum wedding anniversary. malcolm young, co—founder and guitarist of the australian heavy metal band ac/dc, has died aged 64. highway to hell. highway to hell. he founded the group in the 1970s with his brother angus, retiring more than a0 years later to receive treatment for dementia. the band were best known for albums highway to hell and back in black, and were inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame in 2003. in a statement on the group's website, they described malcom as "a perfectionist" who "with enormous dedication and commitment, was the driving force behind the band". i've been looking back at malcolm young's career with the classic rock journalist, jerry ewing.
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pretty much the biggest heavy rock band that the world has seen and given the changes in the music industry, probably we will not see a band like that as big but inspirational to the big hitters today, like guns n roses and metallica. malcolm young, it was him, wasn't it? he founded it with his brother. he did. it was his band and he invited angus tojoin. he was the engine that drove the band. everything they did came from malcolm young, the style of music and what went on the albums — obviously he wrote the material, often with angus. but those huge iconic riffs all come from malcolm. he had a rock—steady rhythm section behind him and his driving, relentless guitar allowed angus to take the spotlight with his guitar antics. and obviously brian johnson and obviously brianjohnson later
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and bon scott. the engine, absolutely everything that ac/dc did came from malcolm young. he wrote all the material, didn't he? yes. sometimes bon scott wrote the lyrics. later it was very much malcolm and angus wrote all the material. he got dementia so they have been pretty inactive for a while. they toured — they did an album after malcolm retired. during the tour, brian had hearing problems and was told by the doctors that he could not tour, so axl rose from guns n roses stepped in. ac/dc kept going as a tribute to malcolm. what do you think is the future for ac/dc? there have been one or two murmurs that something might happen in the future. this throws all of that into question. i suppose fans will think that a couple of the guys who had retired might get back together for one last hurrah for malcolm. ac/dc have always played
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things by their own rules. they do not take any notice of the orthodox way of doing things so you might never hearfrom them again. they might feel it is right to honour the guy who made the band. unorthodox but big sellers. 200 million album sales. 50 million for back in black. that is phenomenal. back in black is the second biggest selling album by any artist ever. a lot of people like ac/dc. now the latest on the weather prospects. a tale of two halves today, the rather chilly dank and murky weather in the south, the brighter weather in the south, the brighter weather in the north, but it is being cold,
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particularly in the wind to be had some lovely sunsets however under the starry sky is clearly the frost is already forming, it will be a cold night, temperatures in the countryside down to —3 “11 easily. in the south it will take its time to the south it will take its time to the temperature to drop, the cold air is cutting through the patchy rain which could leave a few icy patches, particularly in the north where we keep the showers but in the south with a moisture could be patchy fog around. for many, it is cold. scraping the ice off the cars and asi cold. scraping the ice off the cars and as i said there could be some fogs the early—morning travellers. the scotland it looks a bit more promising, in terms of the wind is not being a strong, it will still be chilly, wind in this over the hills in the cloud will come in and it will move into the western fringes and northern highlands save cold and grey here, cold and bright through the east, dry out across other parts of england and wales compete with what we've seen today the cloud is never too far away, there could be early—morning fog and the rain will
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be rather patchy and may return the irish sea coast of south—west england and wales and the northern ireland into the afternoon, possibly western scotland, even though there won't be great amount of rain it will be great and cold. further east although the wind isn't as strong as it has been today, it will nevertheless be pretty chilly, five and six at best and most. that is because we have had such a chilly start to a fun time despite the ridge of high pressure and that then disappears as we get low pressure is starting to roll in to the atlantic monday morning. some slow on the northern edge, particularly over the hill by possibly at lower levels which could cause destruction first thing monday morning. it will be then slipped away, mostly mild air except over the hills, a westerly atla ntic except over the hills, a westerly atlantic wind takes over from most. we have this mild wind coming in off the atlantic, we will see the bridge is rising but it will take its time to warm up, particularly for scotland. only five to seven here. that is because the cold air isn't too far away, the mild air comes in
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off the atlantic and it does tend to wane as we go into monday but will it last? a little milderfor most wane as we go into monday but will it last? a little milder for most of us, particularly those stormy later in the week. hello. this is bbc news with nicholas owen. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment — first the headlines. police looking for 19—year—old gaia pope say a body has been found on land near swanage. dorset police say they are "confident" it is the missing teenager, who disappeared 11 days ago. in zimbabwe, president robert mugabe is preparing to meet army leaders for talks on his future, according to state television. thousands have protested against him in harare. gerry adams announces he will stand down as the president of sinn fein next year, saying it was "time for change" after more than thirty years. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be
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