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this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. the headlines at 103m... an act of "diplomatic vandalism" — more leaked memos from britain's former ambassador to washington suggest donald trump abandoned the iran nuclear deal in order to spite barack obama. a man is charged with the murder of kelly mary fauvrelle — the 26—year—old who was 8 months pregnant when she was fatally stabbed at home. one game from glory — england's cricketers prepare for the biggest game of their lives — as they face new zealand in the world cup final. it's a culmination of four years of ha rd it's a culmination of four years of hard work, dedication, a lot of planning and it presents a huge opportunity to go and try and win a world cup. storm barry makes landfall in the american state of louisiana, where there are warnings
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of life—threatening floods. the subway at a standstill and people stuck in lifts as a power cut hits manhattan for five hours. and coming up in half an hour — the golfing journey of tommy fleetwood — from southport‘s municipal links course, to ryder cup glory. good morning and welcome to bbc news. the mail on sunday has published more leaked messages sent by britain's former ambassador to the united states. in one of them, sir kim darroch accuses president trump of "diplomatic vandalism" over his decision to abandon the nuclear deal with iran. the documents were published, despite a warning from police to the media not to print the leaked material.
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both conservative leadership contenders have defended the rights of the press to publish the document. jeremy hunt described it as a vital part of british democracy. we have to remember that the official secrets act is there for a reason, and it is the police‘s job to decide if a criminal act has been committed, but at the same time, not forget what is precious about our country, which is that we have one of the most vibrant and free media in the world, and this is a country that has always been known for standing up for democratic values, so we have to make sure that we defend the right ofjournalists to publish leaks when they are in the national interest, and when national security hasn't been compromised. i've been speaking to our political correspondent, helena wilkinson. a week on from when we had at the previous ones where we heard these alleged leaks, the mails from sir kim darroch back to london where he described donald trump as "inept".
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we've now got these fresh revelations in the mail on sunday and they focus, really, on the iran nuclear deal. and what we have heard is that sir kim darroch apparently described, as you mention there, donald trump's determination, last year, to abandon the nuclear deal with iran as an act of "diplomatic vandalism". now, this relates to a trip that borisjohnson took in may of last year. he was with sir kim darroch and the aim of that trip was to try and get donald trump not to abandon the nuclear deal. under that deal, iran had agreed to limit the nuclear activities in return for lifting of economic sanctions. they were not able to successfully persuaded donald trump and sir kim, persuade donald trump and sir kim, reportedly, reports back to london that mr trump's administration
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is set upon an act of diplomatic vandalism to spite his predecessor barack obama. also in these messages, it highlights that there were various splits among us presidential advisers and the white house, apparently, according to these messages, did not have a day—to—day strategy in terms of how to deal with the aftermath of this. and these memos published by the mail on sunday despite a warning from the police. and that warning itself has become a pretty hot political issue now. yes. sir kim darroch resigning, many people would have thought that this issue would have died down now and going away. —— would have died down and gone away. we now have a criminal investigation into what has gone on and who was behind these alleged leaks. but also, as you rightly say, a furious row about whether the paper was right to print these alleged leaked e—mails. you have got, on the one hand, whether something is in the public interest or whether it interests the public. now, the newspaper have very strong
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they said that what they have now, the newspaper have very strongly said that what they have published is in the public interest and that they were right to publish it, but we have had the assistant commissioner, neil basu, from the metropolitan police warning journalists that they could be in breach and it could be a criminal act, if you like, if they do carry on and publish these alleged leaked documents. helena wilkinson there, our political correspondent. david banks is a media law consultant. i asked him if newspapers could conceivably be committing a criminal offence by publishing this sort of material. it's theoretically possible that they could. receiving material that has been disclosed in breach of the official secrets act and then publishing it yourself as an offe nce. but it would be extremely unusual for a prosecution to take place in the circumstances. in any such case in the past, there has been a pursuit of the leaker by the investigating
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authorities, but they have not gone after newspapers or broadcasters, journalists, who are publishing something they regard to be in the public interest. and it could be a criminal offence, why? because it breaches the official secrets act, potentially? is that the criteria? that is right. if the material leaked is in breach of the official secrets act and it has done damage, and if then publication does damage, then you have committed an offence under the official secrets act. so that is the key question. the crown prosecution service, if they got as far as police sending a file to them for the prosecution of a journalist or a newspaper, they would then have to decide, is it in the public interest to prosecute this newspaper? and that would be a very tough question for them. to decide, for the first time — as far as i can recall — for the first time to use this law to prosecute a newspaper in this way. it would be extraordinary. and what is covered
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by the official secrets act? because these are memos with opinions about the white house, opinions about donald trump. are these actually state secrets? i suppose when we think of state secrets, we think of issues of defence. i don't know, the technology surrounding a new submarine or something like that. but is this covered by the official secrets act? yeah, i mean, diplomatic communications can be covered by the official secrets act. obviously, diplomatic communications cover a very wide range of material — from things about the defence of the realm, threats to us as a nation, to an ambassador's view of the political leader of the country that he or she happens to be in. so there is a very wide range of material. as opposed to just embarrassing to the government of the day. damaging and embarrassing are two different things. so, with this warning from scotland yard that, potentially, a newspaper would be in breach of the law by publishing this material, do you think
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they overstepped the mark? i mean, there was a big political reaction to that. i think they have. i can only think they had. i can only think they have. i have never seen a warning like this issued by the police or any other investigating authority in circumstances like this. and the strange nature of it, i think, is indicated by the reaction there has been across the board from newspapers, who are usually pretty cut—throat competitors. and by political leaders as well. i think the met called it wrong on this issue. a man has been charged with the murder of a heavily pregnant woman and the manslaughter of her baby in south london 26—year—old kelly mary fauvrelle was stabbed to death at her home in croydon last month. her son riley was delivered by paramedics but died days later in hospital. the time is eight minutes past ten and you're watching bbc news.
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just one match away from making history, england take on new zealand in the men's cricket world cup final at lord's today. it's their first final since 1992, and neither team has ever won the trophy. mike bushell reports. come on over! it's the biggest game so far for england, come on! a cricket home world cup comes along once in a generation and the england squad certainly have not let this opportunity slip through theirfingers. after crashing out of the group stages four years ago, 27 years have passed since england were last in a world cup final. and they now stand on the brink of winning one of sport's top honours for the very first time. it means a huge amount to me and to everybody in the changing room. it's a culmination of four years of hard work, dedication, a lot of planning and it presents a huge opportunity to go and try and win a world cup. this tournament has seen good—humoured age—old rivalries at play, selling out stadiums up and down the uk and never
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short of excited fans. get in! england came into the tournament as the ones to beat, but their progress to the final has not been straightforward. back to back defeats to sri lanka and australia in the group phase left them on the verge of elimination. but then came a vital wins against india and new zealand before their semifinal triumph over australia at edgbaston. it's the best sporting live day of my life. fantastic! amazing! we never beat australia like that. # we're just a small island nation! new zealand are now gearing up for their second consecutive world cup final, hoping luck will be on their side at this time around. it's just a great occasion to be part of and i know the guys are really excited by the opportunity to go out and try and play with that freedom that, when we do, gives us the best chance. and for the first time in 14 years, england will play a home international on terrestrial tv after rights—holders sky agreed to share the coverage with channel 4, meaning fans not lucky enough to be inside a packed out lord's won't miss out on any of the action.
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mike bushell, bbc news at lord's. the chancellor philip hammond has said the uk will not be able to control key elements of a no—deal brexit, should we leave the eu without a deal. he was speaking to the bbc panorama programme. with just days left before he's expected to leave the treasury, the chancellor has said the eu will control most of the process if the uk leaves without a deal later this year. he's warning that france will be able to dial up friction at the border if the country chooses. millions of people are braced for potentially life—threatening flooding after tropical storm barry made landfall in the us state of louisiana. more than 100,000 households are already without power and flooding is expected to be most severe in areas southwest of new orleans. sophie long reports. coastal towns were battered by winds of up to 70 miles an hour. there was flooding in low—lying
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areas and whole communities were left without power. now, the storm is moving slowly north through the state of louisiana. barry may have been downgraded from a category one hurricane to a tropical storm almost as soon as it made landfall but people here in new orleans are still concerned. this is one reason why. the mississippi river has been swollen to flood levels for many months and now forecasters are predicting further downpours —— there could be a huge downpour of rain in the next 48 hours. there is so much water with the storm, it will come north. and where some of these rain bands sit, they have the potential to produce a foot or more of rain. that is really what watching right now. people here originally heeded warnings to shelter in their homes but as they started to return to the streets, the city's mayor warned they were not
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out of the woods yet. while the storm surge risk on the mississippi river has passed, the primary risk continues to remain, heavy rains in new orleans. the levy system that protects the city from major flooding has so far stood up to the storm's force. but there is concern that heavy rain could still overwhelm the drainage system and flash flood warnings have now been extended to this evening. immigration officials in the united states are planning nationwide raids today as part of a crack—down on families who have entered the country illegally. president trump made immigration reform the centrepiece of his campaign for office, yet the number of people crossing the mexican border has reached record levels in recent months. the democrats have condemned the raids as ‘cruel‘. schools and hospitals in england and wales could be held accountable if they fail to spot signs of violent crime among young people. that's according to plans due to be announced
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by the government this week. public bodies would have a legal duty to work together to report concerns about children at risk. here's our home affair‘s correspondent dominic casciani. a community programme putting football at the heart of saving lives. the london—wide premier league kicks initiative has worked with hundreds of young people at risk of falling into a life of crime. now, the home secretary sajid javid wants to go ahead with a new public health duty on public health bodies that will put them all at the centre of spotting serious violence that has blighted cities —— the threat of serious violence that has blighted cities across the country. the proposed duty will cover police, councils, health bodies, schools and colleges. it will compel them to share intelligence of youths at risk of serious violence. ministers hope the legal duty will mean professionals, such as mentors, can intervene earlier to turn around more young lives before it's too late. but it is not without controversy. when the idea was first floated in april, teachers
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and nurses responded with both dismay and scepticism. they warned that the threat of legal sanctions against them for not spotting the warning signs would lead to them overwhelming the system with alerts out of an abundance of caution. the final proposals, to be unveiled this week, have been amended so that institutions such as schools, rather than individual professionals, will be monitored for how well they are doing in identifying vulnerable young people. that change has been welcomed, but the plan will still need parliamentary time to become a reality and critics say it needs to be backed by a massive investment in youth workers and other experts who have been cut over the last decade. dominic casciani, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news... more leaked memos from britain's former ambassador to washington suggest donald trump abandoned the iran nuclear deal in order to spite barack obama. police charge a man with the murder
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of kelly mary fauvrelle — the 26—year—old who was 8 months pregnant when she was fatally stabbed at home. storm barry makes landfall in the american state of louisiana, where there are warnings of life—threatening floods. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's damian johnson. england and new zealand in the cricket world cup final — glory beckons. england's cricketers are 50 minutes away from that world cup final against new zealand at lord's. -- 15 final against new zealand at lord's. —— 15 minutes. neither have won the trophy before. mike bushell sat down with england's captain eoin morgan. first of all, congratulations. you
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could be the first england captain to any world cup. have you thought about how you will feel when you lead the team at? it is a great opportunity to go out and when it world cup so that does not come out very often and where extreme the site a budget and we hope everyone else's. for you, do you ever have a dream of leading a team out any world cup final? it is that far removed that i never even in my wildest dreams are dreamt of it. it is awesome. i dreamt of hitting the ru ns is awesome. i dreamt of hitting the runs ina is awesome. i dreamt of hitting the runs in a world cup final. i never dreamt i would lead my country out any dreamt i would lead my country out a ny world dreamt i would lead my country out any world cup final, so that probably sums up how much it means. during nevsky came with youri was a very excited, —— to the nerves kick in with your? a lot of hours of waiting in work that sometimes does not want to be done. everyone any change has contributed to the last
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few years and it culminates any world cup final. you hinted that they are, it is not about this over they are, it is not about this over the last few years and it culminates any the last few years and it culminates a ny world the last few years and it culminates any world cup final. you hinted that they are, it is not a bet is to admit, it is the work that has been done led to this world cup final started, ironically, in new zealand and was inspired by yourfriend, the new zealand captain. it was a pretty dark time after that game in wellington where we were humiliated. and eventually knocked out of the tournament and a sort of came back and sort of sat down and made a plan. we were so far behind the rest of the world at the time. the process , of the world at the time. the process, getting to the next world cup, we pretty much hit rock bottom at the time. it was a daylight between us and at the best teams in the world. it was human eating are not a nice feeling. we did not —— it was humiliating and not a nice feeling. a new style of hitting teams from the front and being
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aggressive, brave and bold. 2015 indicated that. that was the direction that... was going. we neededin direction that... was going. we needed in order to be considered contenders for this world cup, we need to be right top three and the world. we are now ranked number one, thankfully. to be playing a brand of cricket that actually pushes a position and is exciting to watch and exciting to play in. what will it mean for you personally, in your journey, to the filly woke up as england captain? it would mean everything. it absolutely would. the whole country is behind you. i can tell you that new zealand won the toss and elected to bat. he huge day of sport continues this afternoon because later it is the main‘s final at wimbledon. after beating rafael nadal at wimbledon on friday, roger federer is going for another wimbledon title. he is going against novak djokovic a man who has beaten
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him before. i feel good, novak djokovic a man who has beaten him before. ifeel good, i must novak djokovic a man who has beaten him before. i feel good, i must say that i've recovered well after the match against rafael nadal. to take the content is again for this turning so farand the content is again for this turning so far and reallyjust remind myself that we have won the match to go, when more and for that when i need to be ready. —— one or more. i have always dreamt of winning the wimbledon trophy and i had that privilege to win it four times. and to find myself in another final, it is that the market is the most unique final of any tournament in the world, really it is. it is such a sacred tennis club under the surface and the stadium... everything is very special and unique about it. i cannot wait to step on the court. coverage on bbc onea step on the court. coverage on bbc one a little bit later. lewis hamilton was beaten by his team—mate. they then beat the five
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times world champion byjust less any second. mercedes are locked out of the front row for today's base with verratti's driver the third. —— fenati's driver deferred. we sacrifice to lap in 02, which would have helped get a reading of how the car was, but we did not end up how the car was, but we did not end up doing that and just at the end... the second one was not that great. we can cross live to mike bushell at lord's ahead of that world cup final. mike, the toss has been made, what is the news? yes, it was until 10:15am because of the conditions. we have a slightly late start at 1040 by the conditions. we have a slightly late start at 10:45am. new zealand have won the toss. held just a few moments ago. they have decided to bat. the reason that they have done that is because the team
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batting first at lord's has always gone on to win the match. speaking to pundits this morning, because of the rain and the condition this morning, most of the pundits i spoke to have said that if they won the toss that they were delectable first because it might be quite a hard wicket to bat on until it properly dries at —— they would elect to set first. so england will have to bowl first. so england will have to bowl first and they have never won. look at it here. the atmosphere just outside the ground it is fitting for a world cup final. we had balloon sellers on stilts, the steel bands are playing at cricket anthem which has been going on for half an hour or $0. has been going on for half an hour or so. it really is a carnival, a party. even those fans without tickets are out here joining in the celebrations. england — new zealand.
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doctor mike to make history. england have failed three times in the past. they are determined to take it this time. thank you, mike. more updates here later. that is all the sport for now. power's been restored to all of new york city after a cut lasting several hours. the difficulties started with a fire in an electrical transformer in manhattan — the most densely populated of the city's five boroughs. street lights and traffic lights were put out of action and the subway system was affected. tim allman reports. life is certainly never dull in new york city. the upper west side of manhattan, members of the public having to direct cars because the traffic lights weren't working. and this was the new york subway, much of it cast into darkness. the trains providing the only illumination.
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these photographs were taken by one manhattan resident who told the bbc what it was like when the lights went out. it is very eerie because half of the city is essentially black and the other half to the south was essentially fine. it was a strange place to be from my vantage point. one part of town that was affected was broadway with many shows having to be cancelled. jennifer lopez tweeted: "devastated and heartbroken that i can't perform for all of you tonight. we will make this up to you, i promise". irony of ironies, all this happened 42 years to the day after the famous new york black out of 1977. that was on a much larger scale and lasted nearly two days. but a reminder of how things can go — very wrong indeed. this could have been much worse. when you're talking about a city like new york with a significant piece of the city suffering a blackout, that could be
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a very chaotic situation. we saw the exact opposite. some traffic problems continued into the night, even after power was restored to all of manhattan. times square was unaffected, still lit up like a christmas tree. new york is always defiant. tim allman, bbc news. this week marks 50 years since man first landed on the moon, and if it wasn't for a ground—breaking british invention, we may never have got there. a scientist at cambridge university developed the fuel cell which provided the electricity to power part of the apollo 11 space craft. here's our science correspondent richard westcott. tucked away on board apollo 11, just behind neil armstrong is a small device without which president nixon said they would not have reached the moon.
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flight controller, going to go for landing. we go for landing. and here is one part of it. it does not look much. this is a classic example of an object that looks so simple on the outside, incredibly complex on the inside and actually change the course of history.d it's an electrode from a bacon fuel cell. a prototype because the original was left in space. as we can see from the old manual, 30 of those discs combined into a cell that provided the electricity for apollo 11. it consumes hydrogen and oxygen to water and produces electrical energy. he makes it sound simple but the inventor cracked a huge —— the inventor tom bacon cracked a huge scientific problem — to turn the theory of a fuel cell into a practical working device. it seems it seems to me that this is almost as revolutionary as the discovery of steam traction. would you agree? i would like to think so but remember, i am an enthusiast
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perhaps you should have that confirmed by someone else. a more single—minded man i can hardly imagine. professorjohn davidson knew tom bacon well. he was always terribly polite. he would ask you what your interests were and if they had any bearing on the fuel cell he was deeply interested. but if they did not, he switched off. but why was the fuel cell quite so good? and how does it work? new students in bacon's old cambridge department showed me. pretend you're on television. look down the lens and tell everybody what we have here. we have a small pot of soapy water here and a balloon filled with hydrogen gas. what we will do is generate a layer of hydrogen bubbles on top of the water and then we will ignite it and you shall see a small—scale explosion. the cell used hydrogen and oxygen that were already on board apollo as rocket fuel.
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when combined, they create energy. which can generate electricity. even better, the only by—product was water, which the crew drank. it is safer, lighter, it is smaller, quieter and, above all, more efficient. the bacon fuel cell. the small british invention that made the moon landings possible. 0k, ok, engine stopped. we copy it down eagle. the weather any moment but first let's look at some pictures of the bastille day in paris right now. the military is lining champs elysees as the country celebrates its national day. european leaders including angela merkel are expected to join french president macron today to watch the parade.
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european military cooperation, of course one of macron‘s key foreign policy aims. the event marks the 1789 storming of the bastille fortress in the french revolution. now it's time for a look at the weather with helen willetts. eastern parts of england woke up to some showery rain at this morning. that is heading quite quickly. it will actually be a dry sunday. we have already had some sunshine in western areas, but i cross at the london area we have in the early rain at the cricket, but it it is an improving picture behind that band of showers. we have a skinny sky is coming through. certainly more sunshine then we started the day with. —— sunny skies. the best of
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the sunshine will be further west and we will see the higher temperatures here because there is a key breeze across east anglia and the south—east of england temping the south—east of england temping the feel of the day. lighter winds elsewhere for the west, could trigger the odd shower for the hills. temperatures up on yesterday for scotland and northern ireland and a bit cooler to the north sea coast. finer into monday and tuesday too. hello. this is bbc news with ben brown. the headlines... more leaked memos from the uk's former ambassador to washington suggest president trump abandoned the iran nuclear deal in order to spite barack obama. a man is charged with the murder of kelly mary fauvrelle — the 26—year—old who was eight months pregnant when she was fatally stabbed at home. the chancellor philip hammond warns that the uk will not be able to control key elements of a no—deal brexit.

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